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BIOL 106: HUMAN BIOLOGY

4 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite:

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 110: LIFE SCIENCE

4 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: COMPASS reading score of 81 or higher, or equivalent, or department approval.

This course introduces the student to the diversity of living organisms, their behavior and ecology with emphasis on population and pollution. Along with BIOL 111, it can be considered equivalent to a one-year sequence in General Biology. [IAI: L1 900L]

BIOL 111: THE BIOLOGY OF MAN

4 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: COMPASS reading score of 81 or higher, or equivalent, or department approval.

This course develops an understanding of the biological nature of man including their reproduction, genetics, origin, and evolution. Along with BIOL 110, it can be considered equivalent to a one-year sequence in General Biology. [IAI: L1 900L]

BIOL 114: ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY

4 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: COMPASS reading score of 81 or higher, or equivalent, or department approval.

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. [IAI: L1 905L]

BIOL 115: NATIVE PLANTS AND ANIMALS

4 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: COMPASS reading score of 81 or higher, or equivalent, or department approval.

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. [IAI: L1 905L]

BIOL 120: GENERAL BOTANY

4 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: COMPASS reading score of 81 or higher, or equivalent, or department approval.

This course includes a study of the basic principles of plant structure, growth, physiology, reproduction and evolution. [IAI: L1 901L]

BIOL 130: GENERAL ZOOLOGY

4 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: COMPASS reading score of 81 or higher, or equivalent, or department approval.

This course includes these aspects of the animal kingdom: evolution, classification, survey of invertebrates, survey of vertebrates, ecology and animal behavior. [IAI: L1 902L]

BIOL 140: HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

4 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: COMPASS Reading score of 81 or higher, or equivalent, or department approval.

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. [IAI: L1 904L]

BIOL 150: GENETICS

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: COMPASS reading score of 81 or higher, or equivalent, or department approval.

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. [IAI: L1 906]

BIOL 160: BIOPRINCIPLES I

4 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: COMPASS reading score of "81" or better and Math Placement Score required to enter MATH 165 or department approval

This science majors' course begins a one-year sequence on biology principles. It covers the nature of science, diversity of living organisms, the origin of life, cell structure and function, metabolism, reproduction and embryology. The laboratory is research oriented. The BIOL 160-161 sequence is intended for science majors or other students with department approval. [IAI: L1 900L]

BIOL 161: BIOPRINCIPLES II

4 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: BIOL 160 with a grade of "C" or better.

This course completes a one-year sequence on biology principles. Topics include genetics, 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. [IAI: BIO 910]

BIOL 205: PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I

4 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: (#1) A score of 81 or higher on the COMPASS Reading Placement Test (or an ACT score of 18 or higher) AND (#2) completion with a grade of "C" or better of CHEM 115 or higher AND BIOL 111 or BIOL 160 OR a passing score on the Anatomy & Physiology Placement Test OR department approval.

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. [IAI: L1 904L]

BIOL 206: PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II

4 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: BIOL 205 or equivalent with a grade of "C" or better

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.

BIOL 210: MICROBIOLOGY

4 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: COMPASS Reading score of 81 or higher, or equivalent, AND completion of BIOL 140 or above with a minimum grade of "C" or better or department approval.

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.

BIOL 230: VERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY

4 hrs. (TC)

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

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.

BIOL 250: FIELD BIOLOGY

4 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: COMPASS reading score of 81 or higher, or equivalent, or department approval.

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. [IAI: L1 905L]