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BIOL 101 - General Biology - 5.00 credits

Biological principles and methods applied to selected groups of living organisms and their environment. (MOTR BIOL 100L)

BIOL 102 - Environmental Science - 5.00 credits

General principles of human ecology and environmental science. Examination of problems in human ecology such as population growth, resource allocation, and pollution. Field work. (MOTR BIOL 100LEV)

BIOL 104 - General Botany - 5.00 credits

Biological principles and their application to the plant kingdom. Microscopic and gross examination of anatomy of plants. Life cycles and ecological relationships. (MOTR BIOL 100LB)

BIOL 106 - General Zoology - 5.00 credits

Systematic survey of the major animal phyla. Microscopic and gross examination of representative animal types. Anatomy and physiology, natural history, life cycles, ecological relationships, and genetics. (MOTR BIOL 100LZ)

BIOL 109 - Anatomy and Physiology - 6.00 credits

Prerequisite: CHEM 105. Structure and function in the human body and mechanisms of homeostasis.

BIOL 110 - Human Anatomy - 5.00 credits

Structure and function in the human body. (MOTR LIFS 100LA)

BIOL 118 - Introduction to Biology - 5.00 credits

Basic structure of life. Cell structure. Plant and animal systems. Diversity of life. Relationship of human beings to other living things and the interaction of biological and physical systems. Part of the instruction given by videotape. (MOTR BIOL 100L)

BIOL 120 - Bioethics - 3.00 credits

Biological and ethical implications of selected topics in modern biology, such as genetic engineering, human organ transplant, medical procedures prolonging the dying process, and experimentation on human beings.

BIOL 121 - Directed Project - 1.00 credits

Supervised introductory study of a topic in biology.

BIOL 123 - General Biology for Majors I - 4.00 credits

Study of biological principles including; genetics, evolution, population, and ecosystems. (MOTR BIOL 150L)

BIOL 124 - General Biology for Majors II - 4.00 credits

Prerequisite: BIOL 123 with a C grade or higher. A survey of plant and animal phyla, life cycles, natural history, ecological relationships and genetics.

BIOL 125 - Biology of Human Sexuality - 3.00 credits

Exploration of human sexuality and the broad spectrum of its development, manifestations and expressions. Reproductive strategies across the kingdoms; development, anatomy and physiology of human reproductive and sexual systems from conception to maturity; sexual function and dysfunction; gender and sexual expression; sexual health and infection; fertility and infertility; roles of society, culture and relationships in human sexuality.

BIOL 132 - Human Nutrition - 3.00 credits

Function of nutrients. Factors affecting the utilization of nutrients. Food pyramids and dietary allowances. Dietary calculation and evaluation. Special needs during the life cycle. Current issues in nutrition. (MOTR LIFS 100N)

BIOL 137 - Introduction to Pathophysiology - 4.00 credits

Prerequisites: BIOL 110 and 210, or HLSC 108 or BIOL 109. Causes, signs, symptoms, and pathological changes in structure and function of the human body in common diseases. Selected diagnostic and treatment procedures. Some general public health aspects.

BIOL 150 - Medical Terminology - 2.00 credits

Basic vocabulary of medical terms stressing prefixes, suffixes, and roots, with application to each system of the body.

BIOL 198A - Service-learning in Biology - 1.00 credits

This is an experiential learning opportunity that links concepts and principles of biology to real-world application through community service. Includes 40-hours of on-task service to a community organization, agency, or public service provider per credit hour. The community service placement agency and service assignment will vary, dependent on the disciplinary course topic and learning objectives.

BIOL 198B - Service-learning in Biology - 2.00 credits

This is an experiential learning opportunity that links concepts and principles of biology to real-world application through community service. Includes 40-hours of on-task service to a community organization, agency, or public service provider per credit hour. The community service placement agency and service assignment will vary, dependent on the disciplinary course topic and learning objectives.

BIOL 198C - Service-learning in Biology - 3.00 credits

This is an experiential learning opportunity that links concepts and principles of biology to real-world application through community service. Includes 40-hours of on-task service to a community organization, agency, or public service provider per credit hour. The community service placement agency and service assignment will vary, dependent on the disciplinary course topic and learning objectives.

BIOL 202 - Ecology - 5.00 credits

Prerequisite: BIOL101, BIOL 104, BIOL 106, BIOL 123, or BIOL 124 with a minimum grade of C. Study of interrelationships between organisms and their environment. Site visits to primary and secondary forests, grasslands, and aquatic ecosystems.

BIOL 204 - Genetics - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: BIOL101, BIOL 104, BIOL 106, BIOL 123, or BIOL 124 with a minimum grade of C. This course is designed to cover four major topics in genetics: 1) transmission genetics 2) molecular structure of the gene 3) molecular functioning of the gene and 4) population and evolutionary genetics.

BIOL 208 - Microbiology - 5.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHEM 105 or higher, plus one of the following courses: BIOL 101, BIOL 104, BIOL 106, BIOL 109, BIOL 110, BIOL 123, BIOL 124 or HLSC 108. Growth, physiology, and genetics of microorganisms. Fundamental concepts of immunology, virology, bacteriology, mycology, and parasitology. Aspects of host-parasite relationships and control of microorganisms by physical and chemical agents.

BIOL 210 - Human Physiology - 5.00 credits

Prerequisite: BIOL 110 and CHEM 105. Functions of the human body as revealed by cells, tissues, organs, and systems in terms of underlying physicochemical processes. (MOTR LIFS 150LP)

BIOL 211 - Field Biology - 5.00 credits

Prerequisite: BIOL101, BIOL 104, BIOL 106, BIOL 123, or BIOL 124 with a minimum grade of C. Flora and fauna of selected biomes including field observation, identification, classification, and ecological relationships. Students must be prepared to camp out while in the field.

BIOL 214 - Principles of Genetics - 4.00 credits

Prerequisites: BIOL101, BIOL 104, BIOL 106, BIOL 123, or BIOL 124 with a minimum grade of C. Basic principles of heredity in animals, plants, and microorganisms. Mendelian and other principles of transmission genetics and cytogenetics. Molecular genetics of gene structure and function. Introduction to population genetics.

BIOL 220A - Special Topics in Biology - 1.00 credits

Prerequisite: Two courses in biological science. Study of a biological topic of special interest under the supervision of a faculty member.

BIOL 220B - Special Topics in Biology - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: Two courses in biological science. Study of a biological topic of special interest under the supervision of a faculty member.

BIOL 220C - Special Topics in Biology - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: Two courses in biological science. Study of a biological topic of special interest under the supervision of a faculty member.

BIOL 220D - Special Topics in Biology - 4.00 credits

Prerequisite: Two courses in biological science. Study of a biological topic of special interest under the supervision of a faculty member.

BIOL 220E - Special Topics in Biology - 5.00 credits

Prerequisite: Two courses in biological science. Study of a biological topic of special interest under the supervision of a faculty member.

BIOL 238 - International Human Ecology - 3.00 credits

Study of international human diversity with a focus on problem-solving by selected cultures. Students will visit villages, schools, and homes over a period of at least 18 days at selected international destinations acquiring knowledge and appreciation of local solutions to traditional and contemporary environmental challenges. Consent of the instructor required.

BIOL 239 - International Field Biology - 5.00 credits

Prerequisites: BIOL101, BIOL 104, BIOL 106, BIOL 123, or BIOL 124 with a minimum grade of C. Principles of ecology and natural history applied to flora and fauna of selected international field site. Students will spend at least 18 days in the field within selected countries acquiring in-depth knowledge of major biological taxa, ecosystems, and processes.

 

Last Modified: 10/25/19