BIOL

 

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BIOL 101
4.00 cr.
Principles of Biology and Lab

An analysis of the underlying biological concepts in the areas of biochemistry, cytology, physiology, genetics and ecology. Three lectures and one lab per week.

BIOL 151
4.00 cr.
General Biology I and Lab

First semester of a two-semester introduction to biological study. Emphasis is placed on scientific processes, molecules, and cellular function. Three lectures and one lab per week.

BIOL 152
4.00 cr.
General Biology II and Lab

Second semester of a two-semester introduction to biological study. Includes an overview of living organisms and vertebrate organ systems. Three lectures and one lab per week.

BIOL 203
4.00 cr.
Botany and Lab

Overview of the plant kingdom with study of anatomy, physiology, ecology, and economic importance of plants. Three lectures and one lab per week. Prerequisites: BIOL151 and BIOL152 or consent of instructor.

BIOL 215
4.00 cr.
Invertebrate Zoology and Lab

Overview of invertebrate form and function with emphasis on ecology and behavior. Three lectures and one lab per week. Prerequisites: BIOL151 and BIOL152.

BIOL 216
4.00 cr.
Vertebrate Zoology and Lab

Overview of vertebrate form and function with emphasis on ecology and behavior. Three lectures and one lab per week. Prerequisites: BIOL151 and BIOL152.

BIOL 221
4.00 cr.
Human Anatomy and Lab

A systems approach to the structure of the human body. Three lectures and one lab per week. Prerequisites: BIOL151, BIOL152 or consent of instructor.

BIOL 222
4.00 cr.
Human Physiology and Lab

A study of the mechanisms and interrelationships within the organ systems of the human body. A special emphasis on structure/function relationships. Three lectures and one lab per week. Prerequisites: CHEM107 or CHEM113, and BIOL221.

BIOL 280
3.00 cr.
Medical Terminology

A study of the prefixes, suffixes, and roots involved in the language of medicine used by health professionals.

BIOL 311
4.00 cr.
Field Ornithology

Study of bird biology, ecology, and conservation. This course includes a significant field component that will stress knowledge of bird habitats and identification of birds by sight and sound. Three lectures and one lab per week. Prerequisites: BIOL151 and BIOL152 or consent of instructor.

BIOL 340
4.00 cr.
Genetics and Lab

Study of chromosomes, genes, DNA, and the regulation of genetic material. Three lectures and one lab per week. Prerequisites: BIOL151 and BIOL152.

BIOL 350
4.00 cr.
Cell Biology and Lab

Study of structure and processes within prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Three lectures and one lab per week. Prerequisites: BIOL151 and BIOL152.

BIOL 352
4.00 cr.
Immunology

A broad study of the immune system, including humoral and cell mediated immunity, antigen receptor formation, antigen presentation, lymphatic tissue anatomy, and various pathologies of the immune system will be covered. The lab portion of the course will cover the application of these principles to modern experimental work. Prerequisites: CHEM113 and CHEM114. Recommended: BIOL360, CHEM215, CHEM216.

BIOL 360
4.00 cr.
Microbiology and Lab

Study of viruses, bacteria, and protists with emphasis placed on culture methods and their connection to human diseases. Three lectures and one lab per week. Prerequisites: BIOL151 and BIOL152 or permission of instructor.

BIOL 370
4.00 cr.
Ecology and Lab

Study of organisms and their relationship with other organisms and their environment. Three lectures and one lab per week. Prerequisites: BIOL151 and BIOL152.

BIOL 375
3.00 cr.
Trends in Evolutionary Theory

This is a seminar course covering the current understanding of evolutionary theory. Topics will include the known and inferred processes of evolution with emphasis given to speciation, natural selection within and among populations, phylogenetics, as well as discussion of the relationship between developmental genes and evolution. Controversial ideas such as intelligent design and special creation will be contrasted with current models of evolution. Prerequisite: BIOL101 or BIOL151.

BIOL 405
1.00 cr.
Biology Research Proposal

A writing intensive course during which students develop a research question, investigate past and current research in that area and develop a proposal with methodologies for addressing their research question. Prerequisite: BIOL 151 and BIOL152.

BIOL 480
4.00 cr.
Topics in Biology

Discussion of selected topics in biological sciences. Course is offered on a rotational basis and may be repeated for credit with different topics.

BIOL 490
5.00 cr.
Introduction to Human Gross Anatomy and Lab

An advanced study of human anatomy using a regional approach. Cadaver dissection included. Five dissection hours per week. Lectures as needed. Capstone project included. Additional course fee required. Prerequisite: BIOL221.

BIOL 498
3.00 cr.
Biology Independent Research

Biological research by arrangement with instructor. Literature review, design, and execution of biological experimentation. Prerequisite: BIOL405.

BIOL 499
3.00 cr.
Biology Internship

Biology-related field experience with an approved agency fulfilling an individual learning contract negotiated between student, faculty advisor, and worksite. Biology majors only, by permission.