Course Descriptions



This course is intended for Life Science majors or those with a strong background in the Biological Sciences.

This course may be used to fulfill the elective and laboratory requirements of the Biological Sciences or the CBN major; it may also be used as one of the required advanced courses for the CBN major.




4 (including laboratory)


01:146:270 or 01:146:295 and 01:119:117 or 01:119:102

Course Description 

Human Histology is the study of the microscopic anatomy of the tissues and organs that make up the human body, emphasizing the relationship between structure and function. The lectures will examine the structure and function  of the four basic tissues (epithelium, connective tissue, muscle, and nerve) and organ systems (integumentary, digestive, respiratory, urinary, male and female reproductive, endocrine, and sensory systems). In the lab, students will examine the same structures and learn to identify tissues and organs.

Course Syllabus

Spring 2022 Syllabus

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Course Satisfies Learning Goals 

1. Master factual and conceptual knowledge in cell biology and neuroscience that will provide a solid foundation for success in advanced training and professional careers.

2. Develop an ability to summarize, integrate and organize information.

3. Use scientific reasoning to evaluate the potential for current research and new discoveries to improve our understanding of cell biology and neuroscience and its relevance to human health and to our society.

Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy 

The final grade will be based heavily on 3 sets of exams, each including a lecture (hour) exam, lab practical exam; there will also be one take-home exam;  the final lecture and practical exams will be given during the final exam period but will not be cumulative . There will also be quizzes in lecture and laboratory, exercises to be completed in lab, short homework assignments, and short written responses in lecture. 

Course Materials 

Required Text: Junqueira’s Basic Histology, 15th edition, by A. L. Mescher (ISBN 978-1-260-02617-7). An electronic version of this text is available free through the Rutgers Libraries.

Optional Text: Wheater’s Functional Histology, Young, O’Dowd & Woodford, 6th edition  (ISBN: 978-0-7020-4746-6). An electronic version of this text is available free through the Rutgers Libraries.

Course Closed? 

If this course is closed, please use the following link to add your name to the wait list: Wait List Sign Up for Spring 2022 Courses .  If you have any questions, please contact the Division of Life Sciences - Office of Undergraduate Instruction at 848-445-2075 or visit our office at Nelson Biological Laboratories B112, Busch Campus.


Dr. Kathleen Scott

312 ARC
phone: 848-445-2806
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