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Biology Courses

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BIO 099: Biology for Allied Health

(1.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course can be taken concurrently with BIO 202. It offers learning opportunities that complement those in the BIO 202 lecture and lab. Students are introduced to specific success strategies that they apply to the concepts of BIO 202 in a supportive, hands-on small lab group setting. Participation in this course is designed to improve learning skills, strengthen mastery of anatomy and physiology concepts and develop critical thinking skills. This course does not meet general education science requirements. Hours: 15 lecture. Prerequisite: MTH 091 with a grade of "C" or better or an acceptable mathematics placement test score. Usually offered in the fall, spring and summer.
BIO 101: Fundamentals of Biology

(4.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course is designed to acquaint students with the basic concepts of living organisms, including cell structure and function, metabolism, human and plant systems, genetics, evolution, adaptation and ecology. Hours: 39 lecture and 26 laboratory. Laboratory fee: $30. Usually offered in the fall, spring and summer.
BIO 115: Introduction to Human Structure and Function

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course provides an overview of the structure and function of the various systems of the human body. Emphasis is placed on how the structure of body organs and tissues complement their functions. The relationship between body systems is explored, as is their contribution to the functioning of the body as a complete unit. Hours: 39 lecture. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
BIO 120: Nutrition

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
The biochemical and physiological aspects of the science of nutrition are explored. Basic principles of normal nutrition and the relationship of nutrition and health throughout the life cycle are studied. This course also covers therapeutic nutrition to meet the needs of individuals who require changes in dietary intake because of disease, stress, trauma, metabolic alterations or allergies. Hours: 39 lecture. Usually offered in the fall, spring and summer.
BIO 202: Anatomy and Physiology I

(4.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course offers an introduction to the structure and function of the human body, including cellular biology and histology. Systematic study involves homeostatic mechanisms of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems, including special senses. Laboratory study encompasses gross and microscopic anatomy of these systems, with dissection and selected experiments in physiology. Hours: 39 lecture and 26 laboratory. Prerequisite: An acceptable biology placement test score or BIO 099 (can be taken concurrently with BIO 202). Laboratory fee: $30. Usually offered in the fall, spring and summer.
BIO 203: Anatomy and Physiology II

(4.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course is a continuation of BIO 202. The cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems are studied. Endocrine relationships and homeostasis are stressed. Laboratory study involves gross and microscopic anatomy of these systems, with selected experiments in physiology. Hours: 39 lecture and 26 laboratory. Prerequisite: BIO 202 with a grade of "C" or better. Laboratory fee: $30. Usually offered in the fall, spring and summer.
BIO 210: Biology: Concepts and Methods

(4.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course, which is intended for science majors, offers an introduction to the study of biology, focusing on how biologists know things and study the world of life, with emphasis on cell biology, genetics, ecology and evolution. Hours: 52 lecture and 26 laboratory. Prerequisite: MTH 099 with a grade of "C" or better, an acceptable mathematics placement test score or permission of the department head. Laboratory fee: $30. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
BIO 220: Microbiology

(4.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course offers an introduction to the biology of microorganisms with emphasis on bacteria. General principles of microbial classification, morphology, physiology and genetics are covered, including the role of microorganisms in natural and disease processes of man. Current trends and topics are discussed. Laboratory study includes the basic use of the microscope and aseptic techniques in the observation, isolation, identification and control of selected bacteria. Hours: 26 lecture and 52 laboratory. Prerequisite: BIO 101, BIO 202 or BIO 210 with a grade of "C" or better or permission of the department head. Laboratory fee: $55. Usually offered in the fall, spring and summer.
BIO 221: Zoology

(4.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course, which is intended for science majors, offers an introduction to the study of biodiversity, structure and function of animals and animal-like protists, with an emphasis on evolutionary relationships. Hours: 52 lecture and 26 laboratory. Prerequisite: BIO 210 with a grade of "C" or better or permission of the department head. Laboratory fee: $30. Usually offered in the spring.
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