Biology (BIO)

Biology (BIO)

101 General Biology
Emphasis in this course will be on the fundamental principles of biology, cell structure, and functions, cell energetics, genetics, and evolution.
Five hours, four credits.

102 General Biology
A survey of the diversity of living organisms, human biology, and ecology.
Five hours, four credits.

180, 181, 280, 281, 380, 381, 480, 481 Practicum
Allows the student to gain firsthand experience and knowledge of procedures and practices common to the field by providing service to program, college, business, and/or the community.  Repeated for up to 8 credits, assuming a range of experiences.  Pass/Fail
Forty-five service hours, one credit.

195, 196, 295, 296, 395, 396, 495, 496 Independent Research
Under faculty supervision, students will design and carry out a rigorous scientific study of a specific problem in biology.  Written and oral presentation of the research are required.  Prerequisites: Prerequisite coursework and skills determined by individual instructors.
One to three credits.

201 Vertebrate Zoology
An introductory survey of the evolutionary relationships, anatomy, physiology, histology, and development of vertebrate animals.  Prerequisite: BIO 101.
Five hours, four credits.

202 Introduction to Plant Science
An introduction to the biology of vascular plants including classification, structure, physiology, reproduction, and ecology.  A collection is required in the laboratory portion of the course.  Prerequisite: BIO 101.
Five hours, four credits.

254 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
The first half of a two course sequence that involves the study of structure and function of cells, tissues, organs, and systems of the human body.  The course utilizes human cadavers for dissection purposes.  Prerequisite BIO 101.
Six hours, four credits.

255 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
The second half of a two course sequence examining the structure and function of various systems of the human body not covered in BIO 254.  The course utilizes human cadavers for dissection purposes.  Prerequisite: BIO 254.
Six hours, four credits.

301 Invertebrate Zoology
A systematic survey of the structure, function, and natural history of the phyla and classes of animals without backbones.  Emphasis will be placed on evolutionary relationships which are the basis of our classification system.  Prerequisite: BIO 101.
Six hours, four credits.

303 Microbiology
A study of the anatomy, physiology, isolation, and identification of microorganisms concentrating primarily on the bacteria.  The roles of various groups in nature, medicine, and industry are also studied.  Immunology and a study of the human immune system are included.  The laboratory portion stresses the practical aspects in an individual isolation and identification setting.  Prerequisite: BIO 101.
Seven hours, five credits.

305 Introductory Genetics
Mendelian genetics, chromosomal theory of inheritance, nature and action of genes in biochemistry and development, population and ecological genetics, and genetic effects in the human.  Prerequisite: BIO 101 .
Six hours, four credits.

306 Nonvascular Plants and Fungi
A systematic survey of the structure, function, and natural history of the divisions and classes of plants without a vascular system.  Prerequisite: BIO 101.
Six hours, four credits.

311 Field Botany
Deals with the study of plants in natural environments, including plant identification, collection, preservation, and basic ecological relationships.  Prerequisite: BIO 101.
Six hours, four credits.

315 Animal Behavior
Approaches the study of animal behavior in the psychological, physiological, and zoological lines of thought.  Behavior is explained in terms of its evolutionary history, its benefits to the animal, and the psychological and physiological mechanisms involved.  Prerequisite: BIO 101.
Three hours, three credits.

320 Human Nutrition
Emphasis on the biochemical and physiological functions and metabolism of nutrients in the study of normal nutrition.  Biochemical structure of nutrients, energy transformation, and nutrient metabolism of major organ systems are discussed.  Adequacy of diets for the life cycle and preventive nutrition related health issues will be presented.  Prerequisite: BIO 101.
Three hours, three credits.   

330 Cell Biology
An introduction to the fundamental unit of biological organization.  Topics include cellular structure, membrane structure and function, cellular energetics, cell synthesis and growth and cellular genetics.  Prerequisite: BIO 101 and one of the following: CHM 101, 103 or 105.
Six hours, four credits.

390, 490 Selected Topics in Biology
Specifically designed for biology majors to be able to design an independent study class in a specialized field that is not normally in the schedule.
One to four credits.

405 Biotechnology
This course examines the techniques and applications of molecular biology including biochemical and molecular aspects of gene function, gene and protein regulation and DNA recombination.  Ethical and social controversies will also be discussed.  Prerequisites: One of the following: BIO 303, BIO 305, BIO 330 or HOR 415.
Six hours, four credits.

BIO 413 Animal Diseases
Focuses on etiology, symptoms, prevention, and treatment of diseases of common domestic animals, developing principles of safe, effective control and protection. Prerequisite: BIO 101 and Junior or Senior Standing.
Three hours, three credits.

419 Plant Physiology and Biotechnology
Studies the physical and metabolic activities of plants, emphasizing water movement, mineral nutrition, respiration, photosynthesis, and phytohormones and highlighting agricultural and environmental physiologies.  Also covers aspects of plant biotechnology including techniques of transgenics and other methods.  Prerequisites: BIO 202 and CHM 105 or 301.
Six hours, four credits.