Biology

Course Descriptions

BIOL 1010 – Introduction to Biology (BS) 4 cr

Prereq: RDG 0900 w/C grade or better, or appropriate Accuplacer score. Coreq: BIOL 1015. For non-science majors. The study of living organisms from bacteria to plants and animals. Introduces cell structures and physiology, inheritance, evolution, and classification. Three hours of lecture per week; additional lab component (BIOL 1015) required.

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BIOL 1015 – Introduction to Biology Lab (BS) 0 cr

Coreq: BIOL 1010. Required as lab portion of BIOL 1010. Laboratory study, experimentation, and analysis illustrating important biological principles. One laboratory session per week.

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BIOL 1030 – Introduction to Plant Biology (BS)  4 cr

Prereq: RDG 0900 w/C grade or better, or appropriate Accuplacer score. Coreq: BIOL 1035. For non-science majors. An introduction to plant form, function, and reproduction and a survey of the plant kingdom. Three hours of lecture per week with additional lab component (BIOL 1035) required.

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BIOL 1035 – Introduction to Plant Biology Lab (BS) 0 cr

Coreq: BIOL 1030. Important aspects of plant biology are illustrated. Lab activities include: plant anatomy, physiology, life cycles, and a survey of the plant kingdom. One laboratory session per week.

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BIOL 1050 – Introduction to Animal Biology (BS)  4 cr

Prereq: RDG 0900 w/C grade or better, or appropriate Accuplacer score. Coreq: BIOL 1055. For non-science majors. Topics include: animal classification, evolution, and diversity. Three hours of lecture per week with additional lab component (BIOL 1055) required.

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BIOL 1055 – Introduction to Animal Biology Lab (BS) 0 cr

Coreq: BIOL 1050. Activities include: use of the microscope, cell structures, evolution, animal development and systematics, and a survey of animal phyla. One laboratory session per week.

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BIOL 1070 – Introduction to Marine Biology (BS)   4 cr

Prereq: RDG 0900 w/C grade or better, or appropriate Accuplacer score. Coreq: BIOL 1075. Introductory study of Biology focusing on marine biological systems. Intended for non-science majors. Three hours of lecture per week with additional lab component (BIOL 1075) required.

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BIOL 1075 – Introduction to Marine Biology Lab (BS) 0 cr

Coreq: BIOL 1070. Students will study marine plants, plankton, invertebrates and vertebrates. One laboratory session per week.

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BIOL 1090 – Human Biology (BS) 3 cr

Prereq: RDG 0900 w/C grade or better, or appropriate Accuplacer score. Focuses on humans as biological entities. Introduces the scientific process, chemical and cellular bases of life, role of DNA in the continuity of life, evolution, and interrelationships among humans and other living organisms. Three hours of lecture per week.

BIOL 1090 Standards and Objectives

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BIOL 1120 – Introduction Conservation Biology (BS)  3 cr

Prereq: RDG 0900 w/C grade or better, or appropriate Accuplacer score. Introductory biology course that focuses on the patterns and processes that create biological diversity. Examines causes and consequences of diversity losses from genes-ecosystems. Also analyzes approaches to preventing diversity loss.

BIOL 1120 Standards and Objectives

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BIOL 1400 – Environmental Science (ID)   4 cr

Coreq: BIOL 1405. Survey of contemporary environmental issues related to conservation and management of natural resources concurrent with increasing socioeconomic and human population demands. Topics such ecology, eco-psychology, resource management, soil and food production, water and air pollution, solid and hazardous waste, global climate change and environmental economics will be emphasized.

BIOL 1400-1405 Standards and Objectives

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BIOL 1405 – Environmental Science Lab (ID)   0 cr

Coreq: BIOL 1400. Scientific principles and data collection needs for gaining an understanding of environmental challenges on local, regional, and global scales will be emphasized in the Laboratory. Some field trips may be required.

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BIOL 1610 – College Biology I (BS) 4 cr

Prereq: MATH 0990 w/C grade or better, or appropriate Accuplacer score; RDG 0990 w/C grade or better, or appropriate Accuplacer score. Coreq: BIOL 1615. Content: biological chemistry , cell structure, metabolism, genetics, evolution, and diversity. Three hours of lecture per week with additional lab component (BIOL 1615) required.

BIOL 1610 Standards and Objectives

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BIOL 1615 – College Biology I Lab (BS) 0 cr

Coreq: BIOL 1610. Required lab component with BIOL 1610 College Biology I.

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BIOL 1617 – College Biology I Workshop 1 cr

Coreq: BIOL 1610. This course is designed to be a supplement to BIOL 1610. Content: biological chemistry, cell structure, metabolism, genetics, evolution, and diversity.

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BIOL 1620 – College Biology II   4 cr

Prereq: BIOL 1610 w/C grade or better. Coreq: BIOL 1625. For Biology/Science majors. Content: evolution, diversity, structure and function of plants, structure and function of animals, and ecology. Three hours of lecture per week with additional lab component (BIOL 1625) required.

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BIOL 1625 – College Biology II Laboratory  0 cr

Coreq: BIOL 1620. Required as lab portion of BIOL 1620. Laboratory observation and experimentation to enhance understanding of evolution, diversity, and ecology. Three hours of lab per week with additional lecture component (BIOL 1620) required.

BIOL 2000 – CO-OP Education   2 - 4 cr

Prereq: Sophomore standing, minimum 2.0 GPA, study-related employment of at least 20 hrs/week and approval of director of cooperative education, Instructor approval. Work experience in business, industrial, or government environment related to program major. Credit awarded upon completion of specific objectives.

BIOL 2020 – Cell Biology  4 cr

Prereq: BIOL 1610 w/C grade or better. Coreq: BIOL 2025. For biology/science majors. Topics covered include cell division, organelle structure and function, gene expression, cytoskeleton, and extracellular matrix. Three hours of lecture per week with additional lab component (BIOL 2025) required.

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BIOL 2025 – Cell Biology Lab  0 cr

Coreq: BIOL 2020. Introduction to some of the basic lab techniques in modern cell biology. Lab activities include: microscopy, cell fractionation and analysis of cellular components. One laboratory session per week.

BIOL 2030 – Genetics  4 cr

Prereq: BIOL 1610 w/C grade or better AND CHEM 1210 w/C grade or better. Coreq: BIOL 2035. For biology/science majors. An introduction to the principles of genetics. Topics include: transmission (Mendelian), molecular, and population genetics. Three hours of lecture per week with additional lab component (BIOL 2035) required.

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BIOL 2035 – Genetics Lab 0 cr

Coreq: BIOL 2030. Hands-on and computer-simulated laboratory investigations of genetic processes. Lab emphasizes data analysis and complements information learned in the lecture. One laboratory session

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BIOL 2060 – Microbiology  4 cr

Prereq: BIOL 1610 w/C grade or better. Coreq: BIOL 2065. For HS and biology/science majors. A survey of microbiological principles related to human health. Covers taxonomy, cell structure, physiology, and genetics of microorganisms. Three hours of lecture per week with additional lab component (BIOL 2065) required.

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BIOL 2065 – Microbiology Lab 0 cr

Coreq: BIOL 2060. Lab required with BIOL 2060. Introduces practical aspects of microbiology. Lab activities include: microscopy, cell culture, staining, and techniques for characterizing and identifying bacteria. One laboratory session per week.

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BIOL 2220 – Ecology  4 cr

Prereq: BIOL 1610 w/C grade or better. Coreq: BIOL 2225. For biology/science majors. Intro to ecological and evolutionary principles, including: population interactions, ecosystem structure/function, energy flow, and biogeography. Three hours of lecture per week and additional lab component (BIOL 2225) required.

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BIOL 2225 – Ecology Lab  0 cr

Coreq: BIOL 2220. This lab provides an introduction to ecological methods, measurements, and data analysis. One laboratory session per week.

BIOL 2320 – Human Anatomy  4 cr

Prereq: BIOL 1610 w/C grade or better. Coreq: BIOL 2325. For HS and biology/science majors. Intro to the structure of the human body using a systemic approach. Structural relationships are evaluated by macro and microanalysis. Three hours of lecture per week and additional lab component (BIOL 2325) required.

BIOL 2320 Standards and Objectives

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BIOL 2325 – Human Anatomy Lab 0 cr

Coreq: BIOL 2320. Hands-on evaluation of anatomical structures using microscopes and dissection. Human cadavers, histology slides and human/animal body parts are used as study materials. One laboratory session per week

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BIOL 2327 – Instructional Experiences in Human Anatomy 3 cr

Prereq: BIOL 2320 w/B grade or better. For Biology/Science or Health Science majors. Mentoring students on the structure of the human body. Cell types, tissue types, and the major organ systems, including integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular, endocrine, respiratory, lymphatic, digestive, urinary and reproductive. One hour of lecture, four hours of lab weekly.

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BIOL 2350 – Field Studies in Biology  1 - 6 cr

Prereq: BIOL 1610 w/C grade or better. For biology/science majors. This course provides an introduction to field studies of local environments and ecosystems.

BIOL 2420 – Human Physiology 4 cr

Prereq: BIOL 1610; CHEM 1110 or CHEM 1210 (all w/C grade or better). Coreq: BIOL 2425. For HS and biology/science majors. A cellular and systemic approach to the study of body functions, including physical and chemical processes and interactions among the systems. Three hours of lecture per week and additional lab component (BIOL 2425) required.

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BIOL 2425 – Human Physiology Lab  0 cr

Coreq: BIOL 2420. Hands-on lab investigations of physiological processes. Includes data acquisitions, analysis of cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, immune and muscular systems. One laboratory session per week.

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BIOL 2900 – Special Topics in Biology   1 - 5 cr

Prereq: Defined by instructor. Special topics for students majoring in biology or other science fields. Satisfies BIOL Dept. elective requirement toward AS degree.

BIOL 2990 – Independent Study  1 - 2 cr

Prereq: BIOL 1610 w/C grade or better. For biology/science majors. This independent study is based on a student-selected biological topic. It may involve laboratory, field and/or library study.