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Biology

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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 credits)
Study of the effects of man's activities upon the environment in which he lives. Topics include general ecology, biomes, and environmental problems. Lab experiments and exercise in Environmental Sciences.

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.

BIOL 215 | GENETICS L/L  (4 credits) 
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. Lab 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 credits)
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 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.