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    BIO 105 Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology  

    3 credits
    A survey of the morphology and function of the human body. The intent of this course is to provide each student with the intellectual competence to manage his/her own health concerns; laboratory included.

     
    BIO 107 Principles of Biology  

    4 credits
    Biology for the informed citizen. This course is a survey of the basic concepts of biology underlying the complex issues we face every day ranging from life at the cellular level to the health of our planet as a whole. Whether making personal healthcare decisions or voting for sound environmental policies, everyone needs a solid foundation in the science of biology. Topics covered include the scientific method; cell structure and function; genetics; biotechnology; evolution; biodiversity of plants, animals and microbes; population ecology; ecosystems, and current issues in biology; laboratory included.

     
    BIO 201, 202, and 203 may be taken in any order. 

     
    BIO 201 General Biology: Cells, Genetics, and Evolution  

    4 credits
    An in-depth study of the basic concepts of biology including cellular organization and function, Mendelian and molecular genetics, and Darwinian evolution. This course is designed to provide a foundation for advanced study in the biological sciences; laboratory included.


    BIO 202 General Biology: Botany, Zoology, and Ecology  

    4 credits
    A survey of botany, zoology, and ecology; this lab based course will introduce students to current scientific research in these fields. Moving from basic understandings, students will begin to practice botany and ecology in an applied manner and learn to clearly communicate the results of that work, laboratory included.


    BIO 203 General Biology: Anatomy and Physiology  

    4 credits
    This course provides a basis of the structure and function of all major organ systems and their integration. This course is designed to provide a foundation for advanced study in the biological sciences; laboratory included.


    BIO 224 Botany  

    4 credits
    A survey of the plant kingdom including morphology, physiology, and ecology of plants and plant communities; laboratory included. Prerequisite: BIO 202.

     
    BIO 227 Microbiology  

    4 credits
    A comprehensive study of the morphology, physiology, and genetics of algae, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and viruses (primary emphasis on bacteria). Included laboratory emphasizes sterile culture techniques and identification of unknown cultures. Prerequisites: BIO 201; Co-requisite: CHM 110.

     
    BIO 247 Medical Terminology I  

    1 credit
    A two-class sequence in terminology pertaining to modern medicine, current disease and treatment of disease, and other allied health areas. Prerequisites: BIO 201 and BIO 203.


    BIO 248 Medical Terminology II  

    1 credit
    Second class in a two-class sequence in terminology pertaining to modern medicine, current disease and treatment of disease, and other allied health areas. Prerequisites: BIO 201 and 203. 


    BIO 252 Human Nutrition  

    3 credits
    A study of the biological foundations of nutrition, its biological and physiological phenomena and its association with health issues, laboratory included. Prerequisites: BIO 201 and CHM 109.


    BIO 279A CORE: Disease: Myth and Reality  

    3 credits
    What is the obligation of a person with an infectious disease to their community? This class will explore the different agents that cause infectious disease, modes of transmission, control of infections and public health measures. We will also look at the role infectious disease has played in the history of the western world from the bubonic plague in Europe, the smallpox epidemic among the Native Americans and the current AIDS epidemic. This course will fulfill the Science requirement for non-science majors. Prerequisite: CORE 179 or appropriate transfer credit. Pre- or Co-requisite: ENG 102 or ENG 111. Not open to students with credit in BIO 348B.

     
    BIO 330 Ecology  

    4 credits
    An introductory course in basic ecology, the study of the flows of matter and energy in nature, and the relationship between living things and the environment. This includes relationships between individuals, populations, and ecosystems, and changes over time. Include laboratory will be field and microcosm explorations. Prerequisites: BIO 202 and CHM 109.


    BIO 341 Human Anatomy  

    4 credits
    A system-based study of the human anatomy. Includes a cadaver-based laboratory exploration of human gross anatomy. Prerequisites: BIO 203.


    BIO 342 Human Physiology  

    4 credits
    An examination of the major physiological systems, their function, and their integration, which includes the nervous, muscular, endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, renal, digestive, and reproductive systems. Laboratory included. Prerequisites: BIO 203. Co-requisites: CHM 110. Not open to students with credit for BIO 242.


    BIO 366 Genetics  

    4 credits
    A survey of major principles of Mendelian, molecular, and population genetics and the societal issues raised by recent advances in this field; laboratory included. Prerequisites: BIO 201.


    BIO 444 Immunology  

    4 credits
    A study of the theoretical foundations and clinical applications of immunology; laboratory included. Prerequisites: BIO 201 and 203; CHM 110. Not open to students with credit for BIO 344.


    BIO 469 Cell and Molecular Biology  

    4 credits
    A study of processes common to life at the cellular level including: biochemical and structural organizations, membrane function, motility, signal transduction, growth, division and genetic regulation of the cell. Prerequisites: BIO 201 and 203.

     
    BIO 2/3/482 Directed Topics  

    2-4 credits

    This course gives the student experience in helping teach a college science laboratory. Students enrolled in this course will aid in lab preparations, teaching of labs, and/or design of experiments. Course may be taken more than once for a total of no more than eight credit hours and applies toward the major. Graded on a pass/fail basis. Prerequisites: Junior standing; consent of the instructor, and academic advisor.

     
    BIO 2/3/485 Special Topics  

    4 credits

    Study in an area of interest related to biology. May be taken more than once. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.


    BIO 2/3/486 Independent Research  

    1-8 credits
    Laboratory and/or field research in which a student pursues an investigation of a selected area. Includes Honors Program research. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor, academic advisor, division chairperson.