This foundation course in the life sciences introduces students to important concepts and biological principles necessary to understanding the structure and function of the human body. These concepts include: basic biology, basic chemistry, basic biochemistry, fundamental cell biology and cellular physiology. Other topics include basic tissue structure and function. All fundamental information will be directly related to the concept of systemic homeostasis. Following this introduction, a survey of systemic anatomy and physiology will be initiated. This includes: 1) the structure and function of the integument; 2) the structure and function of teeth, bones and joints; 3) and the structure and function of muscles (skeletal, cardiac and smooth). Enrollment in BIOL 2310L is strongly recommended.