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Biology (BIO) 2016-2017


BIO 0100 Foundations of 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: $4.0

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, musculoskeletal, 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: $4.0

BIO 1111 Introduction to Biology (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: BIO 0100 or higher or placement equivalent, and placement into ENGL 1100 Lab fee: $20.00

BIO 1112 Human Biology (A, SP, SU) 4 credits

This course introduces the study of human biology for the non-major student. Lessons include a detailed and topical study of the human body systems for skeletal, muscular and endocrine to learning about the brain, heart, lung, kidney, reproduction and the digestive system. Development, genetics, human populations and evolution, immunology and cancer as each impacts on humans will also be covered. This course includes a hands-on laboratory experience which emphasizes select lecture topics. Lecture: 3 hours – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisites: High school biology or BIO 0100, or passing the departmental BIO 0100 proficiency test and placement into ENGL 1100 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 biology or passing the departmental BIO 0100 proficiency test, 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: BIO 0100 or higher or placement equivalent; 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: BIO 0100 or higher or placement equivalent; Placement into ENGL 1100 Lab fee: $19.00

BIO 1127 Introduction to Environmental Science (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; BIO 0100 or high school biology OR CHEM 0100 or high school chemistry OR passing the departmental BIO 0100 or CHEM 0100 proficiency test
Lab fee: $20.00

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: BIO 0100 or higher and CHEM 0100 or higher, or placement equivalent; Placement into ENGL 1100
Lab fee: $27.00

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: BIO 0100 or higher or placement equivalent; and Placement into ENGL 1100 Lab fee: $27.00

BIO 2301 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: BIO 2300; CHEM 0100 or higher or placement equivalent
Lab fee: $14.00

BIO 2302 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 2302 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 2301; CHEM
1112 or CHEM 1113 or CHEM 1200; or
(2) BIO 1122; CHEM 1112 or CHEM 1113 or CHEM 1200 or
(3) BIO 1114; CHEM 1112 or CHEM 1113 or CHEM 1200
Lab fee: $4.00

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 above BIO 1113 Lab fee: $6.00