College Catalog

Course Descriptions

Human Anatomy and Physiology Survey

BIO103

Overview of human anatomy and physiology designed for non-science majors. Emphasis on the relationships between the structures and functions in each body system as well as the interrelationships among all body systems in the maintenance of homeostasis. Laboratory work complements and reinforces lecture materials. 4 Credits (3 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): MTH004 or Placement by Examination. Corequisite(s): ENL111.

Basic Botany

BIO111

Fundamentals of plant science, plant anatomy, physiology, taxonomy, reproduction, and genetics. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab)

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

BIO115

Medically oriented study of the structure and function of the human body, using homeostasis as a unifying concept. Topics include the skeletal, muscular, endocrine, integumentary, and reproductive systems with pertinent pathology discussion. Competency in these topics is demonstrated through oral discussion, written tests, and laboratory practical examinations. Intended for students specializing in health-related and science programs. 4 Credits (3 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): Placement by Examination or MTH005 and Placement by Examination or RDG111. Corequisite(s): ENL111.

Fundamentals of General Biology

BIO120

Introduction to the fundamental processes of life. Topics include the philosophical underpinnings of the scientific method, cellular structure and function, cellular reproduction and genetics, evolution and biological diversity, and basic ecology. Successful completion of high school biology and chemistry courses is recommended. This course is NOT intended for students in biological or medical programs. 4 Credits (3 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): Placement by Examination or MTH005 and Placement by Examination or RDG111. Corequisite(s): ENL111. As needed.

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

BIO125

Medically oriented study of the structure and function of the human body, using homeostasis as a unifying concept. Topics include the nervous, cardiovascular, lymphatic, circulatory, immune, respiratory, and digestive systems with pertinent pathology discussion. Competency in these topics is demonstrated through oral discussion, written tests, and laboratory practical examinations. Intended for students specializing in health-related and science programs 4 Credits (3 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): BIO115.

Microbiology

BIO201

Biology of microorganisms (bacteria, rickettsiae, fungi, protozoa, helminthes) and viruses. Overview of the natural and applied roles of microorganisms and applications to the human. 4 Credits (3 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): BIO115.

Ecology

BIO208

Basic principles of the relationships between plants and animals and their environments. Topics include physical factors, energy and chemical cycles in the ecosystems; population and community characteristics; ecological succession; and aquatic and terrestrial ecology. Emphasis on local terrestrial and aquatic environments. 4 Credits (3 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): BIO103 or BIO115 or BIO201. As needed.

Genetics

BIO210

Overview of the major concepts of modern genetics, designed for the undergraduate biology major. Topics include classical (Mendellian) genetics, molecular and cell biology, and population genetics. College-level chemistry strongly recommended. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): BIO125 and MTH160. As needed.

Introduction to Neurobiology

BIO212

Investigation of the workings of the nervous system. Emphasis on providing a functional understanding so that the student will be able to follow the sequence from affecter to effecter. Uses primarily an inquiry-based outlook to explain successful approaches employed to investigate nerves and their relationship to the organism. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): BIO125 and CHM100 and MTH160 or BIO125 and CHM108 and MTH160. As needed.

General Biology I

BIO220

Study of the fundamental processes of life. Emphasis on the behavior and interactions of molecules and cells as the foundation of modern medicine. Topics include the scientific method, cell structure and function, protein synthesis, metabolism, molecular genetics, genetic engineering, evolution, membrane properties, the cell cycle, cell communication, and the development of cellular and molecular laboratory techniques. 4 Credits (3 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): BIO115 and CHM111 and ENL111 and MTH160 or BIO115 and CHM111 and ENL111 and MTH180 or BIO115 and CHM111 and ENL111 and MTH190 or BIO115 and CHM111 and ENL111 and MTH240. Corequisite(s): BIO125.

Medical Microbiology for PA Students

BIO241

Study of clinically important microbes, utilizing concepts of biology and microbiology. Emphasis on mechanisms of pathogenesis, host defense responses, strategies of infection control, chemotherapy, and development of microbiological laboratory techniques. Restricted to students in the Physician Assistant major. This course is more advanced than survey courses intended for students in nursing, dental hygiene, surgical technology and other health care programs. This course does not provide sufficient examination of environmental, food, and industrial microbiology to meet the needs of students in many biology or environmental programs. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): BIO125 and BIO220 and CHM111. As needed.

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