BIOL 106HUMAN BIOLOGY

4 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is designed for the student desiring knowledge relative to the gross structure and basic functioning of the human body. This course meets the basic needs of all requiring in-breadth, but not in-depth, study of the human body.


BIOL 110LIFE SCIENCE

4 Credit Hours (TC)
This course introduces the student to the diversity of living organisms, their behavior and ecology with emphasis on population and pollution.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent.


BIOL 111CONCEPTS IN BIOLOGY

4 Credit Hours (TC)
This course develops an understanding of the biological nature of various organisms including their reproduction, genetics, origin, and evolution.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent.


BIOL 114ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY

4 Credit Hours (TC)
This course introduces the student to the relationship of humans to their environment based on an understanding of ecological concepts and principles. Topics of study include aspects of ecology, pollution and other environmental issues, with emphasis on current events and possible solutions for the future. Laboratory experiences will employ hands-on exercises and some field experiences.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent.


BIOL 115NATIVE PLANTS AND ANIMALS

4 Credit Hours (TC)
This course includes field studies of local native plants and animals. It covers identification, classification, collection techniques, natural history, ecology, and animal behavior. Emphasis is on outdoor field work.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent.


BIOL 120GENERAL BOTANY

4 Credit Hours (TC)
This course includes a study of the basic principles of plant structure, growth, physiology, reproduction and evolution.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent.


BIOL 130GENERAL ZOOLOGY

4 Credit Hours (TC)
This course includes these aspects of the animal kingdom: evolution, classification, survey of invertebrates, survey of vertebrates, ecology and animal behavior.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent.


BIOL 140HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

4 Credit Hours (TC)
This course presents an investigation of human organisms on the cellular, histological, and organ systems level of development. It is intended as a survey of basic anatomy and physiology principles and relationships appropriate for students in certain degree programs. Please check your specific program requirements.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent.


BIOL 150GENETICS

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course is an introduction to general genetics with strong human orientation. Included are basic patterns of inheritance, genetic structure and function, genetic defects, genetic control of development and behavior, and the sociological impact of genetics on the future of man.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent.


BIOL 160BIOPRINCIPLES I

4 Credit Hours (TC)
This science majors' course begins a one-year sequence on biology principles. It covers the nature of science, the chemistry of life, cell structure and function, histology, metabolism, cell communication, cell division, reproduction, genetics, and the origin of life. The laboratory is research oriented. The BIOL 160-161 sequence is intended for science majors or other students with department approval.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent, and completion of MATH 115 or approved math placement score or department approval.


BIOL 161BIOPRINCIPLES II

4 Credit Hours (TC)
This course completes a one-year sequence on biology principles. Topics include diversity of living organisms, evolution, ecology, adaptations and behavior. The research-oriented lab includes writing a scientific paper. The BIOL 160-161 sequence is intended for science majors or other students with department approval.

Pre-requisite: BIOL 160 with a grade of "C" or better.


BIOL 205PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I

4 Credit Hours (TC)
This course studies the structural relationships of the body at the molecular, cellular, tissue, organ, and system levels with an emphasis on the integration of human function. BIOL 205 covers introductory cell biology and cellular physiology and the Integumentary, Nervous, Endocrine, and Reproductive Systems.

Pre-requisite: (#1) Approved reading placement score, or equivalent AND (#2) completion with a grade of "C" or better of CHEM 115 or higher AND BIOL 111 or BIOL 140 or BIOL 160 OR a passing score on the Anatomy & Physiology Placement Test OR department approval


BIOL 206PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II

4 Credit Hours (TC)
This course is a continuation of BIOL 205 that studies the structural and functional relationships and interdependence of body systems. Laboratory exercises in anatomy and physiology are part of this course. The organ systems covered include: Skeletal, Muscular, Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Lymphatic, Urinary, and Digestive.

Pre-requisite: BIOL 205 or equivalent with a grade of "C" or better


BIOL 210MICROBIOLOGY

4 Credit Hours (TC)
This course involves the study of the cultivation, morphology, physiology, pathology, reproduction, genetics, and control of bacteria. Activities of yeasts, protozoa, algae, and molds, along with investigation of their economic importance, are included.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent, AND completion of BIOL 140 or BIOL 160 or BIOL 205 with a minimum grade of "C" or better or department approval.


BIOL 230VERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY

4 Credit Hours (TC)
This course is a study of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals, and covers their anatomy, evolution, physiological ecology, and classification. The laboratory provides intensive anatomical work on several representative species.

Pre-requisite: BIOL 110, 111, 130, or 160 with a "C" or better or department approval.


BIOL 250FIELD BIOLOGY

4 Credit Hours (TC)
This course includes field studies of the biology in various sections of North America. Stress is placed on interdependency of life forms and their association with physical and climatic features of their environment. Students are required to prepare a notebook stressing biological concepts studied. A student must be physically fit for camping and hiking. Often taught concurrently with EASC 250. The three week period will include lecture as well as field studies. Ten hours of class presentation followed by three weeks of field study.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent.