BIO - Biology

BIO 101  Biological Science I*  (3-3-4)  

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Placement into ENG 101

This course is a study of the scientific method, basic biochemistry, cell structure and function, cell physiology, cell reproduction and development, Mendelian genetics, population genetics, natural selection, evolution and ecology.

BIO 102  Biological Science II*  (3-3-4)  

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Prerequisite: BIO 101

This course is a study of the classification of organisms and structural and functional considerations of all kingdoms (particularly major phyla, as well as viruses). Vertebrate animals and vascular plants are emphasized.

BIO 105  Principles of Biology (non-majors biology)  (3-3-4)  

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101

This is an introductory biology course, unifying biology concepts and principles at all levels. This course is designed for non-science majors.

BIO 110  General Anatomy & Physiology  (2-3-3)  

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Prerequisites: Placement into RDG 032 and placement into MAT 100

This course is a general introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Emphasis is on the organ systems of the human and their interrelationships. Technical Performance Standard: Near and far visual acuity sufficient for observation, assessment and implementation; i.e., read exams, view pictures, computer screens and overhead projections.

BIO 112  Basic Anatomy & Physiology  (3-3-4)  

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Prerequisites: Placement into RDG 032 and placement into MAT 100

This course is a basic integrated study of the structure and function of the human body. Technical Performance Standard: Near and far visual acuity sufficient for observation, assessment and implementation; i.e., read exams, view pictures, computer screens and overhead projections.

BIO 115  Basic Microbiology  (2-3-3)  

Offered based on need

Prerequisites: Placement into RDG 032 and placement into MAT 100

This is a general course in microbiology, including epidemiology, presence, control and identification of microorganisms.

BIO 150  Anatomy Review for Kinesiology (for Physical Therapist Assistant majors)  (0-3-1)  

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters (Online Only)

Prerequisites: BIO 210 or BIO 215

This course is a study of the fundamentals of human movement to include detailed musculoskeletal and neuromuscular anatomy, an introduction to kinesiological terms, joint planes of movement and analysis of motion.

BIO 201  Zoology  (3-3-4)  

Offered based on need

Prerequisites: BIO 101 and BIO 102 or instructor permission

This course is a study of the classification, characteristics, structure, physiology, reproduction, development, evolution and behavior of animals.

BIO 202  Botany  (3-3-4)  

Offered based on need

Prerequisite: BIO 101

This course is a study of cells, tissue, structure, growth, development, organization, energetics and physiology of plants.

BIO 203  General Genetics  (3-3-4)  

Offered based on need

Prerequisite: BIO 101

This course introduces major concepts in genetics at the cellular, molecular and population levels. It also reviews and expands classical Mendelian principles, the molecular nature of the gene, gene action, gene regulation and gene frequencies in populations.

BIO 205  Ecology  (3-0-3)  

Offered based on need

Prerequisite: BIO 101

Co-requisite: BIO 206 – Required (Note: BIO 205 and BIO 206 must be taken in the same semester.)

This course introduces basic principles of population biology, ecology and environmental science as applied to the study of the interactions between humankind and the biosphere.

BIO 206  Ecology Lab  (0-3-1)  

Offered based on need

Prerequisite: BIO 101

Co-requisite: BIO 205 – Required (Note: BIO 205 and BIO 206 must be taken in the same semester.)

This ecology laboratory experience consists of discussions, demonstrations, experiments, films and field trips pertaining to the relationships of man to the biosphere, human ecology, resource use and environmental impact. The majority of the labs will be in the field.

BIO 209  Principles of Environmental Science  (3-3-4)  

Offered based on need

Prerequisite: BIO 101

This course focuses on the investigation and analyses of environmental elements. Scientific principles, concepts and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world will be explored. Students will analyze natural and man-made environmental problems and solutions.

BIO 210  Anatomy & Physiology I*  (3-3-4)  

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101

(Note: AHS 102 or BIO 101 or BIO 112 highly recommended)

This is the first in a sequence of courses, including an intensive coverage of the body as an integrated whole. All body systems will be studied.

BIO 211  Anatomy & Physiology II*  (3-3-4)  

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Prerequisite: BIO 210

This is a continuation of BIO 210, including intensive coverage of the body as an integrated whole. All body systems will be studied. Technical Performance Standard: Near and far visual acuity sufficient for observation, assessment and implementation; i.e., read exams, view pictures, computer screens and overhead projections.

BIO 215  Anatomy  (3-3-4)  

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101

(Note: AHS 102 or BIO 101 or BIO 112 highly recommended)

This course is a study of the structure of the human body in relation to normal and pathologic states. Technical Performance Standard: Near and far visual acuity sufficient for observation, assessment and implementation; i.e., read exams, view pictures, computer screens and overhead projections.

BIO 216  Physiology  (3-3-4)  

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101

(Note: AHS 102 or BIO 101 or BIO 112 highly recommended)

This course is a study of human physiological processes in relation to homeostasis. Technical Performance Standard: Near and far visual acuity sufficient for observation, assessment and implementation; i.e., read exams, view pictures, computer screens and overhead projections.

BIO 225  Microbiology*  (3-3-4)  

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Prerequisites: BIO 101 or BIO 210 and placement into ENG 101

This is a detailed study of microbiology as it relates to infection and the disease processes of the body. Topics include immunity, epidemiology, medically important microorganisms and diagnostic procedures for identification.

BIO 240  Nutrition  (3-0-3)  

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101

This course is an introduction to the essential aspects concerning the science of nutrition. Particular emphasis is on the classes of nutrients and their physiological uses in the body. Body energy requirements and the nutritional status of the world are considered.

BIO 241  Clinical Nutrition  (3-0-3)  

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Prerequisite: CUL 103 or BIO 240

This course is the study of diet therapy for an individual with a health problem. Topics include the etiology of the disease and the necessary diet modifications needed to aid in restoring the individual’s health.

BIO 250  Molecular Biology  (3-0-3)  

Offered based on need

Prerequisites: BIO 101, CHM 111

This course is an in-depth study of the principles that govern the structure and function of both procaryotic and eucaryotic genes. Emphasis is placed on gene structure, function, expression and regulation.

BIO 260  Immunology  (3-0-3)  

Offered based on need

Prerequisite: BIO 101 or BIO 210 or BIO 225

This course covers the principles and practices of modern immunology, including the interactions between the various cellular and chemical components of the immune response. Topics covered include antibody structure and function; applications of monoclonal antibodies in medicine; gene rearrangements in B and T cells; cellular cooperation and role of the MHC; tolerance; and immunopathology.

BIO 275  Human Pathophysiology  (3-0-3)  

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Prerequisite: BIO 211 or BIO 215 and BIO 216

This course studies human disease processes, including inflammation, degeneration, immunity, neoplasia, congenital anomalies and acquired or inherited conditions. Common diseases for each body system are covered with emphasis placed on clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Prior knowledge of cellular biology, anatomy and physiology is required; microbiology is highly recommended. Technical Performance Standard: Near and far visual acuity sufficient for observation, assessment and implementation; i.e., read exams, view pictures, computer screens and overhead projections.

BIO 299  Research in the Biological Sciences  (0-9-3)  

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters based on student request and permission of instructor

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

This course provides an opportunity for students to investigate a faculty-approved topic related to Biology using the application of practical research methods. The course is designed for students in an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science program to explore part of their major in more depth by working one-on-one or in small groups on faculty- or student-designed research projects.