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Biology Courses

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BIOL 111     CONCEPTS OF BIOLOGY L/L     (4 credits)
This is an introductory level non-majors transferable class. It is designed to meet the requirements for a lab science course. It covers major concepts in biology; chemistry of life, cellular biology, ecology, human systems and disease.  Includes lab.

BIOL 115     HUMAN STRUCTURE & FUNCTION     (3 credits)
One semester course that integrates the structure and function of the human body. The course begins with cells and tissues and includes the organ systems. Directed toward majors in transcription, social work, psychology, physical education, and education.

BIOL 115L     HUMAN STRUCTURE & FUNCTION LAB     (1 credit)
Corequisite: BIOL 115. Examines the structure and function of cells, tissues, and the organ systems through models, preserved specimens, and physiological tests.

BIOL 124          ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE L/L....................................................................................................................... 4 

Study of the effect of man's activities upon the environment in which he lives. Topics include general ecology, biomes, and environmental problems.

 

BIOL 124L     ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE LAB     (1 credit)
Experiments and exercises in Environmental Science. 

BIOL 150     GENERAL BIOLOGY I L/L     (4 credits)
A two-semester sequenced study of the fundamental topics of biology. Emphasis on cellular biology. Topics include chemistry of life, cell biology, molecular genetics, genetics, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, simple life forms at the cellular level, and evolution and ecology.  Includes lab.

BIOL 151     GENERAL BIOLOGY II L/L     (4 credits)
A two-semester sequenced study of the fundamental topics of biology. Emphasis on organismal biology.  Topics include animal structure and physiology, including unity and diversity of animal systems, overview of human systems, plant structure and physiology including unity and diversity of plant systems, evolution, and ecology.  Includes lab.

MICR 202     MICROBIOLOGY     (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Course in chemistry or biology. Topics include microbial survey, bacterial structure and physiology, viral and bacterial diseases, immune system, personal and community health.

MICR 202L     MICROBIOLOGY LAB     (1 credit)
Experiments and exercises in Microbiology. 

BIOL 215          GENETICS L/L...................................................................................................................................................... 4 

Prerequisite: BIOL 150. Study of the basis of heredity, with emphasis on structure and function of DNA and Mendelian Genetics. Topics include molecular genetics, Mendelian genetics, human genetic diseases and microbial genetics.

 

BIOL 215L     GENETICS LAB     (1 credit)
Corequisite: BIOL 215. Experiments and exercises in prokaryotic, eukaryotic, and molecular genetics.

BIOL 220     ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I L/L     (4 credits)
A systematic study of the structure and function of the human body. The study includes the cell and tissues, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. The course is directed toward allied health, nursing, life science, and physical education majors. Includes lab.

BIOL 221     ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II L/L     (4 credits)
Prerequisite: BIOL 220. Systematic study of the structure and function of the following systems: Endocrine, cardiovascular, digestive, respiratory, urinary, and reproductive systems. Emphasis is given to the physiology of the systems and includes fluids and electrolytes. Includes lab.

BIOL 271          BIO-TECHNOLOGY L/L...................................................................................................................................... 3 

Prerequisite: BIOL 150. This is a laboratory oriented course to gain experience in the various techniques to be studied. Topics include isolation of chromosomal and plasmid DNA, electrophoresis and tissue culture.

 

BIOL 271L     BIO-TECHNOLOGY LAB     (1 credit)
Experiments and exercises in Bio-Technology.

BIOL 295     INDEPENDENT PROJECTS     (1-4 credits)
Prerequisite: Departmental approval. Opportunity to do independent study in an area of particular interest under the advisement of a biology instructor.

BIOL 299     SPECIAL TOPICS     (1-4 credits)
Designed to meet students' needs and interests. Uses participating faculty resources. Topics will be selected on interest and relevance to needs.