Biology

Classes

BIO 101 : Introduction to Biology I

Introduction to Biology I is designed for non-science majors. It covers historical studies illustrating the scientific method, cellular structure, bioenergetics, cell reproduction, Mendelian and molecular genetics, and a survey of human organ systems. A 120 minute laboratory is required.

Credits

4

BIO 102 : Introduction to Biology II

Introduction to Biology II is the second of a two-course sequence for non-science majors. It covers evolutionary principles and relationships, environmental and ecological topics, classification, and a survey of biodiversity. A 120 minute laboratory is required.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

BIO 103 : Principles of Biology I

This is an introductory course for both science and non-science majors. It covers physical, chemical, and biological principles common to all organisms. These principles are explained through the study of cell structure and function, cellular reproduction, basic biochemistry, cell energetics, the process of photosynthesis, and Mendelian and molecular genetics. Also included are the scientific method, basic principles of evolution, and an overview of the diversity of life with a survey of viruses, prokaryotes, and protists. A 120-minute laboratory is required.

Credits

4

BIO 104 : Principles of Biology II

This course in an introduction to the basic ecological and evolutionary relationships of plants, fungi, and animals and a survey of plant, fungi, and animal diversity including classification, morphology, physiology, and reproduction. A 180-minute laboratory is required.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

BIO 120 : Medical Terminology

This course is a survey of words, terms, and descriptions commonly used in medical arts. Emphasis is placed on spelling, pronunciation, and meanings of prefixes, suffixes, and roots. No laboratory is required.

Credits

3

BIO 201 : Human Anatomy and Physiology I

This course covers the structure and function of the human body. Included is an orientation of the human body: a study of cells and tissues, joints, the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems, and the senses. Dissection, histological studies, and physiology are featured in the laboratory experience. A 120-minute laboratory is required.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

BIO 202 : Human Anatomy and Physiology II

This course covers the structure and function of the human body. Included is the study of basic nutrition and metabolism; basic principles of fluids, electrolytes, and acid-base balance; and the endocrine, respiratory, digestive,urinary, cardiovascular, lymphatic, and reproductive systems. Dissection, histological studies, and physiology are featured in the laboratory experience. A 120-minute laboratory is required.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

BIO 220 : General Microbiology

This course includes historical perspectives, cell structure and function, microbial genetics, infectious diseases, immunology, distribution, physiology, culture, identification, classification, and disease control of microorganisms. The laboratory experience includes micro-techniques, distribution, culture, identification, and control. Two 120-minute laboratories are required.

Credits

4

Prerequisites