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Biology Course Descriptions

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BIOL 101 - General Biology - 5.00 credits

Biological principles and methods applied to selected groups of living organisms and their environment. (MOTR BIOL 100L)

BIOL 102 - Environmental Science - 5.00 credits

General principles of human ecology and environmental science. Examination of problems in human ecology such as population growth, resource allocation, and pollution. Field work. (MOTR BIOL 100LEV)

BIOL 104 - General Botany - 5.00 credits

Biological principles and their application to the plant kingdom. Microscopic and gross examination of anatomy of plants. Life cycles and ecological relationships. (MOTR BIOL 100LB)

BIOL 106 - General Zoology - 5.00 credits

Systematic survey of the major animal phyla. Microscopic and gross examination of representative animal types. Anatomy and physiology, natural history, life cycles, ecological relationships, and genetics. (MOTR BIOL 100LZ)

BIOL 109 - Anatomy and Physiology - 6.00 credits

Prerequisite: CHEM 105. Structure and function in the human body and mechanisms of homeostasis.

BIOL 110 - Human Anatomy - 5.00 credits

Structure and function in the human body. (MOTR LIFS 100LA)

BIOL 123 - General Biology for Majors I - 4.50 credits

Study of biological principles including; genetics, evolution, population, and ecosystems. (MOTR BIOL 150L)

BIOL 124 - General Biology for Majors II - 4.00 credits

Prerequisite: BIOL 123 with a C grade or higher. A survey of plant and animal phyla, life cycles, natural history, ecological relationships and genetics.

BIOL 132 - Human Nutrition - 3.00 credits

Function of nutrients. Factors affecting the utilization of nutrients. Food pyramids and dietary allowances. Dietary calculation and evaluation. Special needs during the life cycle. Current issues in nutrition. (MOTR LIFS 100N)

BIOL 137 - Introduction to Pathophysiology - 4.00 credits

Prerequisites: BIOL 110 and 210, or HLSC 108 or BIOL 109. Causes, signs, symptoms, and pathological changes in structure and function of the human body in common diseases. Selected diagnostic and treatment procedures. Some general public health aspects.

BIOL 150 - Medical Terminology - 2.00 credits

Basic vocabulary of medical terms stressing prefixes, suffixes, and roots, with application to each system of the body.

BIOL 204 - Genetics - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: BIOL101, BIOL 104, BIOL 106, BIOL 123, or BIOL 124 with a minimum grade of C. This course is designed to cover four major topics in genetics: 1) transmission genetics 2) molecular structure of the gene 3) molecular functioning of the gene and 4) population and evolutionary genetics.

BIOL 208 - Microbiology - 5.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHEM 105 or higher, plus one of the following courses: BIOL 101, BIOL 104, BIOL 106, BIOL 109, BIOL 110, BIOL 123, BIOL 124 or HLSC 108. Growth, physiology, and genetics of microorganisms. Fundamental concepts of immunology, virology, bacteriology, mycology, and parasitology. Aspects of host-parasite relationships and control of microorganisms by physical and chemical agents.

BIOL 210 - Human Physiology - 5.00 credits

Prerequisite: BIOL 110 and CHEM 105. Functions of the human body as revealed by cells, tissues, organs, and systems in terms of underlying physicochemical processes. (MOTR LIFS 150LP)