Connections 20010. Body, Form and Motion
The sequence of presentations in Bio 106 on various anatomical and physiological topics will coincide with lessons and assignments in ARTS 340. As students learn the major bones in the human body, they will also create sketches of the articulated skeleton. As they learn to draw human figures in the lying, sitting and standing positions and in motion, they will study the anatomical features of all the major muscles, the physiology of muscle movement, and cardiovascular and respiratory changes during physical activity. Students will be expected to produce a “connected” final project. For example, a student who draws figures in different positions or in motion will write an analytical report that discusses types of major muscle activity produced with each position or movement. As students understand the anatomical and physiological basis of every bump, angle and curve of figure drawings, they will refine their artistic skills.
This connection should significantly heighten students’ appreciation of science and motivate them to learn more about the biology of the human body while developing techniques in figure drawing.