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BIO 101 - General Biology I
Focuses on foundations in cellular structure, metabolism, and genetics in an evolutionary context. Explores the core concepts of evolution; structure and function; information flow, storage and exchange; pathways and transformations of energy and matter; and systems biology. Emphasizes process of science, interdisciplinary approach, and relevance of biology to society. Part I of a two-course sequence.
Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. 4 credits
Readiness to enroll in ENG 111 plus completion of developmental math unit 3 required or placement in unit 4 or above
4 credits
BIO 102 - General Biology II
Focuses on diversity of life, anatomy and physiology of organisms, and ecosystem organization and processes in an evolutionary context. Explores the core concepts of evolution; structure and function; information flow, storage and exchange; pathways and transformations of energy and matter; and systems biology. Emphasizes process of science, interdisciplinary approach, and relevance of biology to society. Part II of a two-course sequence.
Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. 4 credits
Prerequisite is BIO 101
4 credits
BIO 107 - Biology of the Environment
Presents the basic concepts of environmental science through a topical approach. Includes the scientific method, population growth and migration, use of natural resources and waste management, ecosystem simplification recovery, evolution, biogeochemical cycles, photosynthesis and global warming, geological formations, atmosphere and climate, and ozone depletion and acid deposition.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
BIO 110 - General Botany
Emphasizes plant life cycles, anatomy, morphology, taxonomy, and evolution. Considers the principles of genetics, ecology, and physiology.
Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
BIO 120 - General Zoology
Presents basic biological principles, and emphasizes structure, physiology and evolutionary relationships of invertebrates and vertebrates.
Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
BIO 141 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Integrates anatomy and physiology of cells, tissues, organs, and systems of the human body. Integrates concepts of chemistry, physics, and pathology. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
4 credits
BIO 142 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Integrates anatomy and physiology of cells, tissues, organs, and systems of the human body. Integrates concepts of chemistry, physics, and pathology. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
4 credits
BIO 151 - Human Gross Anatomy I
Introduces students to human anatomy through dissection of a cadaver. Human Gross Anatomy I includes dissection of back, chest and abdominal muscles, spinal cord structures and upper and lower limb structures. Human Gross Anatomy II includes dissection of thoracic, abdomino-pelvic and cranial cavities. Prerequisite: BIO 141. Part I of II.
Laboratory 3 hours per week.
1 credits
BIO 152 - Human Gross Anatomy II
Introduces students to human anatomy through dissection of a cadaver. Human Gross Anatomy I includes dissection of back, chest and abdominal muscles, spinal cord structures and upper and lower limb structures. Human Gross Anatomy II includes dissection of thoracic, abdomino-pelvic and cranial cavities. Prerequisite: BIO 141. Part II of II.
Laboratory 3 hours per week.
1 credits
BIO 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
BIO 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
BIO 205 - General Microbiology
Examines morphology, genetics, physiology, ecology, and control of microorganisms. Emphasizes application of microbiological techniques to selected fields. Prerequisites one year of college biology and one year of college chemistry or divisional approval.
Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
BIO 215 - Plant Life of Virginia
Focuses on identification and ecological relationships of the native plants of Virginia. Emphasizes shrubs, vines, weeds, wildflowers, ferns, and mushrooms.
Lecture 2 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
BIO 227 - Animal Life of Virginia
Focuses on ecology and identification of the native animal species of Virginia through discussions, lectures, lab and field exercises. Emphasizes birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals and invertebrates (including insects of field and stream).
Lecture 2 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
BIO 231 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Integrates the study of gross and microscopic anatomy with physiology, emphasizing the analysis and interpretation of physiological data. Prerequisites one year of college biology and one year of college chemistry or divisional approval. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
BIO 232 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Integrates the study of gross and microscopic anatomy with physiology, emphasizing the analysis and interpretation of physiological data. Prerequisites one year of college biology and one year of college chemistry or divisional approval. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
BIO 253 - Biotechnology Concepts
Explores the growing field of biotechnology ranging from basic cellular and molecular biology concepts to both basic and advanced laboratory techniques. Emphasizes the application of biotechnology to medicine, agriculture, environmental science, and forensics. Includes discussion of the business, regulatory/legal, ethical, and societal issues of this topic as well as the growing field of bioinformatics.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
Prerequisites are BIO 101 or BIO 173, or instructor permission.
3 credits
BIO 256 - General Genetics
Explores the principles of genetics ranging from classical Mendelian inheritance to the most recent advances in the biochemical nature and function of the gene. Includes experimental design and statistical analysis. Prerequisite BIO 101-102 or equivalent.
Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
BIO 270 - General Ecology
Studies interrelationships between organisms and their natural and cultural environments with emphasis on populations, communities, and ecosystems. Prerequisite BIO 101-102 or divisional approval.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-9 hours per week.
3-4 credits
BIO 285 - Biological Problems in Contemporary Society
Discusses major biological problems facing society which may include environmental and health concerns such as pollution, bioengineering, drug abuse, conservation, famine and others.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BIO 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
BIO 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
BIO 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits