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BIO 1 - Foundations of Biology
Develops a basic understanding of plant and animal form, function, and relationships. Prepares students who have a deficiency in high school biology May be repeated for credit.
Lecture 1-4 hours. Laboratory 0-9 hours. Total 1-12 hours per week.
1-4 credits
BIO 100 - Basic Human Biology
Presents basic principles of human anatomy and physiology. Discusses cells, tissues, and selected human systems.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BIO 101 - General Biology I
Focuses on biological processes with a chemical foundation, including macromolecules, 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 the process of science, interdisciplinary approach, and relevance of biology to society. Part I of a two-course sequence. Assignments require college-level reading fluency, coherent written communication, and basic mathematical skills. This is a Passport Transfer course.
Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
BIO 101 Detailed Outline
BIO 102 - General Biology II
Focuses on biological processes with a chemical foundation, including macromolecules, 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 the 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.
Prerequisite: BIO 101 or Departmental Permission
4 credits
BIO 102 Detailed Outline
BIO 106 - Life Science
Surveys the basic concepts of life science. Engages in the scientific process by developing hypotheses, gathering data, and analyzing results. Explores topics within the context of the societal implications of science. Intended for students not majoring in science. Assignments require college-level reading fluency, coherent written communication, and basic mathematical skills.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
BIO 106 Detailed Outline
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 141 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Presents the study of anatomy & physiology including anatomical terminology, homeostasis, histology, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, and nervous system. Part I of II. Assignments require college-level reading fluency, coherent written communication, and basic mathematical skills.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
Corequisite: Demonstration of NAS 2 concepts of Chemical Concepts, Cytology, and Inheritance through NAS 2 completion; or assessment; or module completion; or equivalent.
4 credits
BIO 141 Detailed Outline
BIO 142 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Continues study of anatomy and physiology including endocrine system, blood and cardiovascular system, lymphatic system and immunity, respiratory system, urinary system, fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance, digestive system and nutrient metabolism, reproductive system, and prenatal development. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
Prerequisite: Completion of BIO 141 with a grade of C or better.
4 credits
BIO 142 Detailed Outline
BIO 145 - Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology
Surveys human anatomy and physiology. Covers basic chemical concepts, cellular physiology, anatomy, and physiology of human organ systems. Assignments require college-level reading fluency, coherent written communication, and basic mathematical skills.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
BIO 145 Detailed Outline
BIO 146 - Human Heredity
Surveys basic principles of classical and molecular genetics as applied to humans.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BIO 147 - Basic Laboratory Calculations for Biotechnology
Prepares students to work effectively in a scientific laboratory through instruction of the metric system, scientific notation, exponents, solution making, pH readings, and the creation of standard curves for data analysis. Focus will be on quantitative skills needed to perform most basic laboratory work. Skills will be practiced and reinforced through application-based problems and hands on activities.
Lecture 1 hour. Total 1 hour per week.
1 credits
BIO 147 Detailed Outline
BIO 149 - Microbiology for Allied Health
Studies the characteristics of microorganisms that are especially important to programs in the Allied Health fields. This course also emphasizes these characteristics in regard to individual and community health.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
Prerequisites: ENG 03, ENG 05, MTH 04, and NAS 05.
1 credits
BIO 150 - Microbiology for Health Science
Focuses on the general characteristics, cellular structure, and metabolism of microorganisms. Emphasizes microbial relationships with individual and community health. Includes impact of microbes on human health and disease, microbial pathogenicity, identifying and managing infectious diseases and controlling microbial growth, healthcare associated infections and epidemiology. Studies aseptic culturing techniques with hands-on experience in safe microbiology practices.
Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
Prerequisite: BIO 101 or BIO 141
4 credits
BIO 150 Detailed Outline
BIO 173 - Biology for Biotechnology
Introduces the student to biological concepts essential to the understanding of biotechnology. Focuses on the structural organization, function, and chemical nature of the cell. Studies cellular processes such as membrane transport, information, processing, reproduction and heredity. Emphasizes laboratory methods of biotechnology.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 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
Explores the structure and function of microorganisms and their relationship to the environment and humans. Emphasizes the various groups of microorganisms, their growth and metabolism, roles in the functioning of ecosystems, genetics, their roles in human health, the use of microbes in industrial applications and biotechnology and methods of microbial control.
Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
Prerequisites: ENG 111, BIO 101, BIO 102, and CHM 111 Corequisite: CHM 112
4 credits
BIO 205 Detailed Outline
BIO 206 - Cell Biology
Introduces the ultrastructure and functions of cells. Emphasizes cell metabolism, cell division, and control of gene expression.
Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
Prerequisites: BIO 101 and CHM 111.
4 credits
BIO 206 Detailed Outline
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. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
Prerequisites: one year of college biology and one year of college chemistry or divisional approval.
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. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
Prerequisites: one year of college biology and one year of college chemistry or divisional approval.
4 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.
Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
Prerequisites: BIO 101 & BIO 102 or equivalent.
4 credits
BIO 256 Detailed Outline
BIO 270 - General Ecology
Studies interrelationships between organisms and their natural and cultural environments with emphasis on populations, communities, and ecosystems.
Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Any two of the following prerequisites: BIO 101, BIO 102, BIO 110, BIO 120
4 credits
BIO 270 Detailed Outline
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 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