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Biology (BIO) 2014-2015

These are 2014-2015 course descriptions.

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A mandatory safety lesson (normally given in the laboratory) must be completed before the student is admitted to certain biology laboratory sessions. Approved safety glasses are required for some laboratory sessions and may be purchased through the Columbus State Bookstore. Attendance during the first week of class is mandatory and may affect a student’s continuation in these classes. Students must complete a minimum of 60% of the laboratories in a course to receive credit (see course syllabus for specific requirements). Courses in this area may require additional hours outside of the scheduled class times.

The prerequisite for all biology courses above BIO 0100 is high school biology completed within the last 5 years or completion of BIO 0100, BIO 1111, or previous college credit in biology within the last 5 years. Students enrolled in distance versions of these courses may be required to come to campus for an orientation meeting, completion of certain exams, and laboratories (see course syllabus for specific requirements).

Courses taught at a distance (DL) have higher student costs. Web sections of BIO 1111 and BIO 1112 require the purchase of a home lab kit. Cost is approximately $190.

BIO 0100 Intro to Biology (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This is a general biology course where basic principles such as the characteristics of life, basic biochemistry, cell structure and function, mitosis, meiosis, Mendelian genetics and ecology are explored.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL 0190          Lab fee: $4.00

BIO 0336 Intro to Human Neuroanatomy & Neurophysiology (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This is an introductory-level neuroanatomy and neurophysiology course. This course will introduce the terminology, structure, and functions of the human nervous system.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL 1100         Lab fee: $4.00

BIO 1101 Fundamentals of Human Anatomy & Physiology (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
 BIO 1101 covers the fundamentals of normal human anatomy and physiology including terminology, homeostasis, membrane transport, tissues, integumentary, musculosketal, neuroendocrine, hemic-lymphatic, cardiopulmonary, urogenital, digestive systems and acid-based balance including online review of basic cell biology and biological chemistry. Case studies relate normal anatomy and physiology to specific disorders. Blended and Web students are required to take exams at a proctored testing facility.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL 1100        Lab fee: $4.00

BIO 1111 Introduction to Biology I (A, SP, SU)

4 credits
This is an introductory course in general biology for the nonmajor. Topics include cell structure and function, bioenergetics, DNA structure and function, biodiversity, ecology and evolution. Sections of this course are H-designated Honors classes.
Lecture: 3 hours – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisites: Placement into ENGL 1100, high school biology or
BIO 0100                    Lab fee: $20.00

BIO 1112 Human Biology (A, SP, SU)

4 credits
This course introduces the study of human biology. Topics included are human evolution, human reproduction, human growth and development, homeostasis, the human brain and the environmental impact of humans on earth.
Lecture: 3 hours – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisites: Placement into ENGL 1100, high school biology or BIO 0100   
Lab fee: $20.00

BIO 1113 Biological Sciences I (A, SP, SU)

4 credits
This is the first half of a two-course sequence designed to give students majoring in the sciences an intensive introduction to the biological sciences. Subjects covered in the course include biochemistry, cell biology, cell metabolism, genetics, gene technology, animal development and defense mechanisms of the body. Sections of this course are H-designated Honors classes.
Lecture: 3 hours – Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisites: High school chemistry or CHEM 0100 and high school biology, or BIO 0100 or BIO 1111
Corequisite: CHEM 1171          Lab fee: $27.00

BIO 1114 Biological Sciences II (A, SP, SU)

4 credits
This course is the second of a two-course sequence designed to give students majoring in the sciences an intensive introduction to the biological sciences. Topics covered in this course include evolution, taxonomy, anatomy and physiology of plants and animals, behavior and ecology.
Lecture: 3 hours – Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisite: BIO 1113 or equivalent           Lab fee: $26.00

BIO 1121 Anatomy & Physiology I (A, SP, SU)

4 credits
This course offers an integrated organ-systems approach to normal anatomy and physiology with medical applications of disease. An online review of cell biology and biological chemistry is included in this course. Topics include terminology, homeostasis, membrane transport, tissues, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems. Study of prosected cadavers, animal organ dissection, and collecting physiological data from human subjects are required in laboratory. Students enrolled in Blended sections are required to take exams at a proctored testing facility.
Lecture: 3 hours – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisites: High school biology or BIO 0100 and high school chemistry or CHEM 0100 and placement into ENGL 1100
Lab fee: $31.00

BIO 1122 Anatomy & Physiology II (A, SP, SU)

4 credits
This course is a continuation of BIO 1121 using an integrated organ-systems approach to normal anatomy and physiology with medical applications of diseases, including an online review of objectives from the previous semester. Topics include glucose and electrolyte homeostasis, blood, lymphatic, cardiovascular, respiratory, and urinary systems, acid-base balance, digestive system, metabolism, thermoregulation, reproductive systems, genetics, human development, and life span physiology. Study of prosected cadavers, animal organ dissection, and collecting physiological data from human subjects are required in laboratory. Students enrolled in Blended sections are required to take exams at a proctored testing facility.
Lecture: 3 hours - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: BIO 1121            Lab fee: $31.00

BIO 1125 Plant Biology (A, SP, SU)

4 credits
This course covers the biology of major plant groups. Topics include diversity, physiology, reproduction, anatomy, ecology and the economic significance of plants.
Lecture: 3 hours – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL 1100          Lab fee: $19.00

BIO 1127 Environmental Science I (A, SP, SU)

4 credits
This course is concerned with the study and analysis of the interrelationship between humans and their environment and finding rational solutions to current environmental problems. Students are exposed to the scientific method of inquiry and will gain an appreciation for the relationship between environmental science and other natural sciences.
Lecture: 3 hours – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL 1100           Lab fee: $20.00

BIO 2010 Gen Zoo & Animal Diversity (On Demand)

4 credits
This course offers a survey of the diversity of organisms in the Animal Kingdom. Emphasis will be placed on evolutionary interrelationships, and on the locomotory, nutritional, and reproductive strategies of the major groups.
Lecture: 3 hours – Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisite: BIO 1114          Lab fee: $27.00

BIO 2215 Introduction to Microbiology (A, SP, SU)

4 credits
BIO 2215 is a general microbiology course for non-microbiology majors. Topics covered include microbial taxonomy, morphology, staining, culture techniques, metabolism, and physical and chemical methods for microbial control. General concepts in immunology, including host defense mechanisms, hypersensitivity, and specific microbial diseases are also covered. Micro-related laboratory is required, including identification of unknown bacteria.
Lecture: 3 hours – Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL 0190, high school Biology or BIO 0100 and high school Chemistry or CHEM 0100    
Lab fee: $27.00

BIO 2232 Human Physiology (A, SP, SU)

4 credits
This is an introductory course in human physiology designed to cover the normal physiology of all organ systems.
Lecture: 3 hours – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisites: Placement into ENGL 1100 and BIO 2300
Lab fee: $14.00

BIO 2263 Human Pathophysiology (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course studies the etiology, pathogenesis, morphology, local effects, systemic manifestations, clinical significance, predisposition, and prevention of cell injury, teratology, cancer, and disorders of the hematological, immune, circulatory, nervous, endocrine, urinary, respiratory, gastrointestinal, reproductive and musculoskeletal systems. BIO 2263 includes online reviews of cell biology, biological chemistry, anatomy, physiology, and terminology related to pathophysiological processes of the body. Case studies are used to interpret clinical information, diagnostic tests, signs and symptoms relating to mechanisms of disease.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisites: Take one group:

  • (1) BIO 2300 and BIO 2232 and CHEM 1112 or CHEM 1113 or CHEM 1200
  • (2) BIO 1121 and BIO 1122 and CHEM 1112 or CHEM 1113 or CHEM 1200
  • (3) BIO 1113 and BIO 1114 and CHEM 1112 or CHEM 1113 or CHEM 1200

Lab fee: $4.00

BIO 2293 Independent Study in Biology (On Demand)

1-3 credits
This independent study elective permits a student to pursue his/her interests within the context of a faculty-guided program.
Lecture:  1-3 hours
Instructor permission required          Lab fee: $1.00

BIO 2294 Special Topics in Biology (On Demand)

1-3 credits
This course provides an opportunity for a detailed examination of selected topics of interest in biology.
Lecture:  1-3 hours
Instructor permission required           Lab fee: $1.00

BIO 2300 Human Anatomy (A, SP, SU)

4 credits
In this course, the gross anatomy of the entire body is presented in detail. The human cadaver will be used to study the regions of the body: back, lower limb, upper limb, head and neck, thorax, abdomen and pelvis.
Lecture: 2 hours – Lab: 4 hours
Prerequisites: High school biology or BIO 0100 or BIO 1101 or
BIO 1111 and high school Chemistry or CHEM 0100             Lab fee: $27.00

BIO 2500 General Genetics (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course explores the principles of genetics including molecular genetics, transmission genetics of prokaryotes and eukaryotes, developmental and non-chromosomal genetics and the genetics and evolution of populations.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisites: BIO 1113 and 3 additional semester credit hours in biological sciences
Lab fee: $6.00