Biology

Classes

BIO 101 : Introduction to Biology I

Introduction to Biology I is the first of a two-sequence course designed for non-science majors. It includes physical, chemical, and biological principles common to all organisms. These principles are explained through a study of the scientific method, biological organization, cellular structure, bioenergetics of a cell, cell reproduction, gene theory, inheritance, and evolution.  A 120-minute laboratory per week is required.

Credits

4

BIO 102 : Introduction to Biology II

Introduction to Biology II is the second of a two-sequence course designed for non-science majors. It includes evolutionary principles and relationships, environmental and ecological topics, phylogenetics and classification, and a survey of biodiversity. A 120-minute laboratory is required.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

BIO 103 : Principles of Biology I

BIO 103A is the theory portion only of BIO 103. Students must take BIO 103L as a co-requisite to BIO 103A. BIO 103L is the lab portion that accompanies the lecture class. Sections listed as BIO 103 include both the theory/lecture (A) and lab (L) portions of the course. This is an introductory course for both science and non-science majors. It covers physical, chemical, and biological principles common to all organisms. These principles are explained through the study of cell structure and function, cellular reproduction, basic biochemistry, cell energetics, the process of photosynthesis, and Mendelian and molecular genetics. Also included are the scientific method, basic principles of evolution, and an overview of the diversity of life with survey of viruses, prokaryotes, and the protists. A 120-minute laboratory is required.

Credits

4

BIO 104 : Principles of Biology II

This course is an introduction to the basic ecological and evolutionary relationships of plants, fungi, and animals and a survey of plant, fungi, and animal diversity including classification, morphology, physiology, and reproduction. A 180-minute laboratory is required.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

BIO 111 : Survey of Human Biology

This course for the non-science major covers an overview of structure and function of the human body with an emphasis on major organ systems. Laboratory is required. This course is offered upon sufficient enrollment, and is not a core transfer course.

Credits

4

BIO 201 : Human Anatomy and Physiology I

Human Anatomy and Physiology I covers the structure and function of the human body. Included is an orientation of the human body; a study of cells and tissues, joints, the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems; and the senses. Dissection, histological studies, and physiology are featured in the laboratory experience. A 120-minute laboratory is required.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

*BIO 103 is strongly recommended

BIO 202 : Human Anatomy and Physiology II

Human Anatomy and Physiology II covers the structure and function of the human body. Included is the study of basic nutrition and metabolism, basic principles of fluids, electrolytes, and acid-base balance; and the endocrine, respiratory, digestive, urinary, cardiovascular, lymphatic, and reproductive systems. Dissection, histological studies, and physiology are featured in the laboratory experience. A 120-minute laboratory is required.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

BIO 201

BIO 220 : General Microbiology

This course covers the fundamental principles of microbiology, which includes the characteristics of bacteria, archaea, eukaryotes, and viruses; chemical and physical control methods of microbial growth; and interactions between microbes and humans in relation to pathology, immunology, and the role of normal biota. The laboratory experience focuses on microbiological techniques including culturing, microscopy, staining, identification, and control of microorganisms. Two 120-minute laboratories are required.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

BIO 103 or BIO 103A or BI0 201 (RECOMMENDED 4 SEMESTER HOURS OF CHEMISTRY).

BIO 250 : Directed Studies in Biology I

This course allows independent study under the direction of an instructor. Topics to be included in the course material will be approved by the instructor prior to the beginning of the class. Upon completion students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the topics as specified by the instructor. +Availability of this course is dependent upon sufficient demand. See advisor for further information.

Credits

1 - 4

Prerequisites

Permission of the instructor.