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 survey of viruses, prokaryotes, and the protists. A 120-minute laboratory is required.
This course is an introduction to the 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.
This course serves as an introduction to the structure, function, and pathology of the human body. The emphasis is on the basic anatomy of all systems, basic physiology, and the various terms related to pathology. No laboratory is required.
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.
BIO 103; speak with Advisor
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.
BIO 201 (Please speak with Advisor)
This course covers the basic structure and function of the human body. Emphasis is placed on the structure of the organ systems, cells, and tissues. Mammalian dissection and histological studies are featured in the required laboratory.
BIO 103 (Please speak with Advisor)
This course covers the fundamental principles of microbiology, which includes the characteristics of bacteria, archaea, eukaryotes, and viruses; cell functions; chemical and physical control methods of microbial growth; and interactions between microbes and humans in relation to pathology, immunology, and the role of normal biota. The laboratory experience focuses on microbiological techniques including culturing, microscopy, staining, identification, and control of microorganisms. Two 120-minute laboratories are required.
[Recommended 4 semester hours of Chemistry]
This course allows independent study under the direction of an instructor. Topics to be included in the course material will be approved by the instructor prior to or at the beginning of the class. Upon completion, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the topics as specified by the instructor.
Permission of Instructor
This course covers a system by system approach to discuss the manifestations, terminology, diagnosis, and mechanisms of disease. Human cadaver dissection is used to gain an in-depth knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. A 180-minute laboratory is required.
BIO 201 and permission of instructor.