2021-2022 Catalog 
    
    Oct 24, 2021  
2021-2022 Catalog

Course Descriptions


 

Biology

  
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    BIO 099 - Biology for Allied Health (3 Credit)


    This course, which is intended for students who have not achieved an acceptable biology placement test score to enroll in BIO 202 , offers foundational science knowledge to support success in future allied health classes and careers. Topics include biochemistry and chemical reactions, cell biology and metabolism, organism homeostasis and genetics. Relevance of these topics and the application of the scientific method and reasoning to humans are emphasized. Lecture Hours: 39. Prerequisite(s): MTH 091  with a grade of “C” or better or an acceptable mathematics placement test score. Usually offered in the fall, spring and summer.
  
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    BIO 101 - Fundamentals of Biology (4 Credits)


    This introductory course is designed to acquaint non-science students with the basic concepts of living organisms, including cell structure and function, metabolism, human and plant systems, genetics, evolution, adaptation and ecology. Lecture Hours: 39. Laboratory Hours: 26. Laboratory Fee: $30. Usually offered in the fall, spring and summer.
  
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    BIO 105 - Principles of Biology I (4 Credits)


    This course, which is intended for science majors, offers an introduction to the basic biological principles common to all living organisms. Topics include basic cell structure, cellular biochemistry and energy conversion, molecular biology and cellular signaling. Lecture Hours: 39. Laboratory Hours: 26. Prerequisite(s): MTH 092  with a grade of “C” or better or an acceptable mathematics placement test score or permission of the department head. Laboratory Fee: $30. Usually offered in the fall.
  
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    BIO 106 - Principles of Biology II (4 Credits)


    This course is a continuation of BIO 105 . Topics include mechanisms of evolution, biological diversity and the classification of life, and population and community ecology. Lecture Hours: 39. Laboratory Hours: 26. Prerequisite(s): MTH 092  with a grade of “C” or better or an acceptable mathematics placement test score. Laboratory Fee: $30. Usually offered in the spring.
  
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    BIO 115 - Introduction to Human Structure and Function (3 Credits)


    This course provides an overview of the structure and function of the various systems of the human body. Emphasis is placed on how the structure of body organs and tissues complement their functions. The relationship between body systems is explored, as is their contribution to the functioning of the body as a complete unit. Lecture Hours: 39. Usually offered in the fall.
  
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    BIO 202 - Anatomy and Physiology I (4 Credits)


    This course offers an introduction to the structure and function of the human body, including cellular biology and histology. Systematic study involves homeostatic mechanisms of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems, including special senses. Laboratory study encompasses gross and microscopic anatomy of these systems, with dissection and selected experiments in physiology.  Lecture Hours: 39. Laboratory Hours: 26. Prerequisite(s): MTH 052  or MTH 092  with a grade of “C” or better or an acceptable mathematics placement test score and either and acceptable biology placement test score or BIO 099  or BIO 105  with a grade of “C” or better, or permission of the department head.  Corequisite(s): ENG 101 . Laboratory Fee: $30. Usually offered in the fall, spring and summer.
  
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    BIO 203 - Anatomy and Physiology II (4 Credits)


    This course is a continuation of BIO 202 . The cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, endocrine and reproductive systems are studied. Homeostatic relationships are stressed. Laboratory study involves gross and microscopic anatomy of these systems, with dissection and selected experiments in physiology. Lecture Hours: 39. Laboratory Hours: 26. Prerequisite(s): BIO 202  with a grade of “C” or better. Laboratory Fee: $30. Usually offered in the fall, spring and summer.
  
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    BIO 220 - Microbiology (4 Credits)


    This course offers an introduction to the biology of microorganisms with emphasis on bacteria. General principles of microbial classification, morphology, physiology and genetics are covered, including the role of microorganisms in natural and disease processes of man. Current trends and topics are discussed. Laboratory study includes the basic use of the microscope and aseptic techniques in the observation, isolation, identification and control of selected bacteria. Lecture Hours: 39. Laboratory Hours: 39. Prerequisite(s): BIO 099  or BIO 105  with a grade of “C” or better or an acceptable biology placement test score.  Laboratory Fee: $55. Usually offered in the fall, spring and summer.
  
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    BIO 221 - Zoology (4 Credits)


    This course, which is intended for science majors, offers an introduction to the study of biodiversity, structure and function of animals and animal-like protists, with an emphasis on evolutionary relationships. Lecture Hours: 39. Laboratory Hours: 26. Prerequisite(s): BIO 105  with a grade of “C” or better or permission of the department head. Corequisite(s): BIO 106 . Laboratory Fee: $30. Usually offered in the spring.