• NCHS Science Department: Ms. Linda Brooks

  • HONORS HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY (For College Credit from Norwalk Community College (NCC)) 

    Grade 11 – 12

    Duration: 1 or 2 Semesters

    Prerequisite: 1 credit Biology and Chemistry

    Credit: 0.5 per Semester NCHS    4 college credit hours NCC per /semester

    HUMAN ANATOMY and PHYSIOLOGY I, II  (Regular Level)

    Grade 11 – 12

    Duration: 1 or 2 Semesters

    Prerequisite: 1 credit Biology and Chemistry

    Credit: 0.5 per Semester NCHS    

    This is a science elective course that is designed for students who desire a deeper understanding of the structure and function of the human body.  The course is designed to view the body as a whole unit, while focusing on the organization and interactions between organ systems at the micro to macro levels of cellular function.  Topics to be addressed are cell biology and system organization. Systems covered are integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and endocrine, respiratory, circulatory, digestive, excretory, reproductive and immunological. Laboratory investigations and inquiry activities comprise a minimum of 30% of class-time to develop student’s problem-solving, research and laboratory skills.

    Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II will be offered at two academic levels.  Students who choose this option should expect an increased workload including additional projects and laboratory investigations in addition to more rigorous tests.  Students at the honors level will be level expected to demonstrate a higher degree of understanding and comprehension of content. 

    While it is recommended that students enroll in both semesters; students may elect to enroll in only 1 semester.   

    Participation in Human Anatomy and Physiology I is not required for enrollment into regular Human Anatomy and Physiology II.

    Participation in Honors Human Anatomy and Physiology II requires successful completion of Semester I 

    Texts: Hole’s Human Anatomy & Physiology, 10th Edition, Sheir, Butler, Lewis

    Honors: Human Anatomy & Physiology, 9th Edition, Marieb and Hoehn