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BIO-1040 The Cell and DNA
03 Semester Credits
Designed for non-science majors.  Considers cell structure, function, and metabolism, cell division, DNA structure and function, Mendelian and molecular genetics.  Scientific method and reasoning emphasized.  To fulfill laboratory science requirements, students should enroll in the related laboratory course.
Lecture 03 hours.  Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s):  Eligibility for ENG-1010 College Composition I.

BIO-104L The Cell and DNA Laboratory
01 Semester Credit
Laboratory course examines scientific method, cell structure and function, cell division, DNA structure and function, and Mendelian and molecular genetics.  Includes microscope work, models, role play and various experiments designed to illustrate concepts covered in the lecture course.
Lecture 00 hours.  Laboratory 03 hours.
Prerequisite(s):  Concurrent enrollment in BIO-1040 The Cell and DNA is strongly recommended.

BIO-1050 Human Biology
03 Semester Credits
Designed for non-science majors.  Considers concept of homeostasis of the human body.  Basic structure and function of body systems and diseases of these systems studied.  To fulfill laboratory science requirements, students should enroll in related laboratory course.
Lecture 03 hours.  Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s):  Eligibility for ENG-1010 College Composition I.

BIO-105L Human Biology Laboratory
01 Semester Credit
Laboratory course examines structure and function of human body systems.  Includes microscope work, models, computer applications, and animal dissection.
Lecture 00 hours.  Laboratory 03 hours.
Prerequisite(s):  Concurrent enrollment in BIO-1050 Human Biology is strongly recommended.

BIO-1060 Environment, Ecology and Evolution
03 Semester Credits
Designed for non-science majors.  Surveys diversity of life.  Considers chemical cycles, ecology, the environment, population genetics, evolution and genetic basis of evolution.  Emphasis on the scientific method and its application to environmental issues.  To fulfill laboratory science requirements, students should enroll in related laboratory course.
Lecture 03 hours.  Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s):  Eligibility for ENG-1010 College Composition I.

BIO-106L Environment, Ecology and Evolution Laboratory
01 Semester Credit
Laboratory examines diversity of life, chemical cycles, ecology, environment, population genetics, evolution and genetic basis of evolution.  Includes microscope work, models, role play, and various experiments designed to apply the scientific method and reasoning to the topics considered.
Lecture 00 hours.  Laboratory 03 hours.
Prerequisite(s):  Concurrent enrollment in BIO-1060 Environment, Ecology and Evolution is strongly recommended.

BIO-1100 Introduction to Biological Chemistry
03 Semester Credits
Basic principles of inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry and biochemistry necessary for study of human physiology.  Physiological applications of the chemical processes of cellular transport, communication and metabolism emphasized.  Laboratory includes use of metric system, basic chemistry techniques and physiological applications.
Lecture 02 hours.  Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s):  Eligibility for MATH-1060 Survey of Mathematics or higher.

BIO-1221 Anatomy and Physiology for Diagnostic Medical Imaging
04 Semester Credits
Basic understanding of body systems, structures and organs based on functions and relationships to diagnostic medical imaging examinations.
Lecture 03 hours.  Laboratory 03 hours.
Prerequisite(s):  MA-1020 Medical Terminology I or concurrent enrollment.

BIO-1230 Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye
04 Semester Credits
Detailed examination of the anatomy and physiology of the eye.  Emphasis on eye terminology, structure, function, movement, disorders, diseases, lens physics, and visual testing/analysis.  Study of eye model and preserved eye dissection.
Lecture 03 hours.  Laboratory 03 hours.
Prerequisite(s):  Departmental approval:  admission to Optical Technology program.

BIO-1300 Horticultural Botany
03 Semester Credits
[This course is crosslisted as PST-1300.  Credit can only be earned once for either course.]
Plant terminology, taxonomy, histology, anatomy, morphology, and physiology examined.  Emphasis on horticultural practices, plant growth principles, and cultural requirements for plant growth.  (Course may not be transferable.  Check with your receiving institution.)
Lecture 02 hours.  Laboratory 03 hours.
Prerequisite(s):  ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II, or eligibility for ENG-1010 College Composition I.

BIO-1410 Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals I
04 Semester Credits
Explores the comparative anatomy and physiology of the canine, feline, equine, bovine, ovine, and porcine species.  Focuses on cellular biology, tissues and membranes, the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, and circulatory systems and emphasizes species variations.  Laboratory includes preserved and fresh specimens, models, microscopic observations, and audio/visual aids
Lecture 03 hours.  Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s):  BIO-1100 Introduction to Biological Chemistry or concurrent enrollment; or CHEM-1010 Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry, or concurrent enrollment; or departmental approval: comparable knowledge or skills.

BIO-1420 Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals II
03 Semester Credits
Explores the comparative anatomy and physiology of the canine, feline, equine, bovine, ovine, and porcine species.  Focuses on lymphatic, digestive, respiratory, urinary and reproductive systems.  Immunology, pregnancy, lactation and genetics considered.  Laboratory includes preserved and fresh specimens, models, microscopic observations, and audio/visual aids.
Lecture 02 hours.  Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s):  BIO-1410 Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals I.

BIO-1500 Principles of Biology I
04 Semester Credits
Designed for science majors.  Considers molecular and cellular basis of life, energy transformation and metabolism, cellular reproduction, genetics, evolution and the origin of life, and introduction to biological organization.
Lecture 03 hours.  Laboratory 03 hours.
Prerequisite(s):  Eligibility for ENG-1010 College Composition I.

BIO-150H Honors Principles of Biology I
04 Semester Credits
Honors Course designed for science majors with exploration of the molecular and cellular basis of life through an introduction to cell biology, molecular biology, genetics and evolution witha strong focus on inquiry-based learning as the basis of scholarly research.  Emphasis on evolution as the unifying theory in biology.
Lecture 03 hours.  Laboratory 03 hours.
Prerequisite(s):  ENG-1010 College Composition I with grade of 'B' or higher or ENG-101H Honors College Composition I; and eligibility for MAT 1000 level or higher.

BIO-1510 Principles of Biology II
04 Semester Credits
Designed for science majors.  Surveys biological diversity, examines plant and animal structure, function and development, considers population, community, and ecosystem levels of organization and animal behavior.
Lecture  03 hours.  Laboratory 03 hours.
Prerequisite(s):  BIO-1500 Principles of Biology I, or departmental approval; or BIO-150H Honors Principles of Biology I, or departmental approval.

BIO-1700 Introduction to Biotechnology
03 Semester Credits
Designed for science majors interested in a bio-technology career.  History and fundamental principles of biotechnology, including molecular biological, genetic, and immunological foundations.  Theory and practice of recombinant DNA methodologies highlighted.  Past, present and promising future applications of biotechnology.  Ethical, political, and economic impacts of biotechnology, including patents, presented.
Lecture 03 hours.  Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s):  BIO-1500 Principles of Biology I, and CHEM-1010 Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry.

BIO-1710 Basic Laboratory Skills for Biotechnology
03 Semester Credits
Basic concepts and techniques necessary to work effectively in a research or industrial biotechnology laboratory.  Includes laboratory safety and regulatory guidelines, applications of radioisotopes, data recording and analysis, and applied mathematics for bio-technology.  Students prepare and pH solutions, buffers and culture media, determine concentrations of DNA, RNA and protein using spectrophotometric techniques, and sterilize media.  Use of common laboratory instruments including pH meters, centrifuges, and filtration and steam sterilization devices required.
Lecture 01 hour.  Laboratory 06 hours.
Prerequisite(s):  BIO-1700 Introduction to Biotechnology or concurrent enrollment, and eligibility for Math-1200 Intermediate Algebra. 

BIO-1800 Special Topics in Biology
1-3 Semester Credits
(See current semester Credit Schedule for offerings.)

BIO-181S Special Laboratory Topics in Biology
1-3 Semester Credits
Specialized two-hour lab per credit.  (See current semester Credit Schedule for offerings.)

BIO-181T Special Laboratory Topics in Biology
1-3 Semester Credits
Specialized three-hour lab per credit.  (See current semester Credit Schedule for offerings.)

BIO-1820 Independent Research in Biology
1-3 Semester Credits
(See current semester Credit Schedule for offerings.)

BIO-182S Independent Laboratory Research in Biology
1-3 Semester Credits
Independent two-hour lab per credit.  (See current semester Credit Schedule for offerings.)

BIO-182T Independent Laboratory Research in Biology
1-3 Semester Credits
Independent three-hour lab per credit.  (See current semester Credit Schedule for offerings.)

BIO-2010 Field Botany
03 Semester Credits
Study of plant kingdom; emphasis on collection, identification, classification and ecology of local flora.  Field trips required.
Lecture 02 hours.  Laboratory 03 hours.
Prerequisite(s):  Completion of any 1000-level science course.

BIO-2050 Field Zoology
03 Semester Credits
Study of animal kingdom, emphasis on location, identification, classification and ecology of local fauna.  Field trips required.
Lecture 02 hours.  Laboratory 03 hours.
Prerequisite(s):  Completion of any 1000-level science course.

BIO-2060 Principles of Genetics
03 Semester Credits
Study of principles of genetics with emphasis on human inheritance.  Classical Mendelian genetics, the molecular basis of inheritance, current applications of genetic techniques, and the human genome project emphasized.  Genetic basis of immunology and cancer explored.
Lecture 03 hours.  Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s):  BIO-1040 The Cell and DNA, or BIO-2340 Anatomy and Physiology II, or BIO-1420 Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals II, or BIO-1500 Principles of Biology I.

BIO-2070 Techniques in Molecular Genetics
03 Semester Credits
Advanced study of structure and function of DNA with emphasis on laboratory techniques used in molecular biology.  Laboratory practices and applications of sterile techniques, gel electrophoresis, DNA isolation, RFLP analysis, plasmids, and recombinant DNA.  Protein structure and methods of protein purification explored.
Lecture 01 hour.  Laboratory 04 hours.
Prerequisite(s):  BIO-1040 The Cell and DNA, or BIO-2340 Anatomy and Physiology II, or BIO-1500 Principles of Biology I.

BIO-2100 Biology of Aging
03 Semester Credits
Multidisciplinary approach to biological theories of aging with emphasis on humans.  Fundamental concepts of cell biology and physiology will be used to study extrinsic and intrinsic factors in aging, the effects of aging on body systems, senescence, genetics, life expectancy and life span, and improving survivorship.
Lecture 03 hours.  Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s):  BIO-1040 The Cell and DNA, or BIO-1050 Human Biology, or BIO-1500 Principles of Biology I, or BIO-2330 Anatomy and Physiology I.

BIO-2150 Environmental Science
03 Semester Credits
Fundamental ecological concepts and their application to environmental issues emphasizing the impact of human activity on the biosphere.  Topics include natural resources, air, water and land pollution, energy, and populations.
Lecture 03 hours.  Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s):  BIO-1060 Environment, Ecology and Evolution; or BIO-1510 Principles of Biology II.

BIO-2200 Radiobiology
02 Semester Credits
Theories of the biological effects of ionizing radiation, quantities and units of measurement, proper protective measures for both patient and personnel, effective dose equivalents, radiation absorption processes and shielding, and exposure monitoring devices.
Lecture 02 hours.  Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s):  Departmental Approval, admission to program.

BIO-2331 Anatomy and Physiology I
04 Semester Credits
Study of structure and function of human body. Focus on fundamental concepts of cellular structure, tissues, organs, and systems. Considers structure, function, and terminology of skeletal, muscular, integumentary, nervous and endocrine systems. Laboratory experiences include demonstrations, microscopic observations, anatomic models, and videos related to topics. 
Lecture 03 hours.  Laboratory 03 hours.
Prerequisite(s):  Sufficient score on Biology Placement Test or BIO-1100 Introduction to Biological Chemistry; or CHEM-1010 Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry and CHEM-1020 Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, or departmental approval:  comparable knowledge or skills.

BIO-2341 Anatomy and Physiology II
04 Semester Credits
Study of structure and function of the human body.  Focus on structure, functions, and terminology of the cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, urinary systems, digestive and reproductive system. .  Immunology, cellular division, embryological and fetal development, classical genetics and genetic technology considered.  Laboratory experiences include demonstrations, microscopic observations, anatomic models, and videos related to topics.
Lecture 03 hours.  Laboratory 03 hours.
Prerequisite(s):  BIO-2331 Anatomy and Physiology I, or BIO-233A Anatomy and Physiology I; Skeletal and Muscular System and BIO-233B Anatomy and Physilogy I: Nervous, Integumentary and Endocrine Systems, or departmental approval:  comparable knowledge or skills.

BIO-2500 Microbiology
04 Semester Credits
Survey of microorganisms in terms of physiology, biochemistry, genetics, and diversity with emphasis placed on prokaryotes and eukaryotes causing human diseases.  Methods of their control including physical, mechanical, chemical, chemotherapeutic, and role of the immune system discussed.
Lecture 03 hours.  Laboratory 03 hours.
Prerequisite(s):  BIO-1410 Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals I; or BIO-2331 Anatomy and Physiology I; or BIO-1500 Principles of Biology I; or BIO-1050 Human Biology and BIO-105L Human Biology Lab and BIO-1100 Introduction to Biological Chemistry; or departmental approval:  comparable knowledge or skills.

BIO-2520 Oral Microbiology and Immunology
03 Semester Credits
Intended for students in the field of dental hygiene.  Provides an up-to-date survey of microbiology with emphasis placed on microbial and immunologic diseases of dental origin or diseases with secondary oral manifestations.  Ecology of the oral flora, dental plaque and calculus, caries and cariology, periodontal disease, control and prevention of periodontal disease, periapical infections, and medical infections of concern to the dental professional.  Sterilization and asepsis with currently accepted antimicrobials and antibiotics as well as diagnostic microbiology and immunology.
Lecture 02 hours.  Laboratory 03 hours.
Prerequisite(s):  BIO-2330 Anatomy and Physiology and departmental approval.

BIO-2600 Pathophysiology
03 Semester Credits
General mechanisms of disease processes and health problems including inflammation, degeneration, immunity, congenital, hereditary, neoplasia as well as diseases caused by deficiencies or excesses.  The most commonly occurring diseases of body systems are surveyed.
Lecture 03 hours.  Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s):  BIO-2340 Anatomy and Physiology II.

BIO-2700 Advanced Biotechnology
05 Semester Credits
Advanced concepts and techniques necessary to work effectively in a regulated research or industrial biotechnology laboratory.  Covers advanced biotechnological and recombinant DNA techniques, including DNA microarray, construction of transgenic plants and animals, forensic applications, gene therapy, fermentation/bio-processing and biosensors.  Laboratory experiences include tissue culture, gene disruption and genotypic/phenotypic analysis in the model eukaryote Saccharomyces cerevisiae, chromatographic bio-separation techniques, including HPLC, GC, and TLC, and searching genetic databases.  Mass spectrometry introduced.
Lecture 03 hours.  Laboratory 06 hours.
Prerequisite(s):  BIO-1700 Introduction to Biotechnology, BIO-1710 Basic Laboratory Skills for Biotechnology, BIO-2060 Principles of Genetics, and BIO-2070 Techniques in Molecular Genetics.

BIO-2800 Special Advanced Topics in Biology
1-3 Semester Credits
(See current semester Credit Schedule for offerings.)

BIO-281S Special Advanced Laboratory Topics in Biology
1-3 Semester Credits
Specialized two-hour lab per credit.  (See current semester Credit Schedule for offerings.)

BIO-281T Special Advanced Laboratory Topics in Biology
1-3 Semester Credits
Specialized three-hour lab per credit.  (See current semester Credit Schedule for offerings.)

BIO-2820 Independent Advanced Study/Research in Biology
1-3 Semester Credits
(See current semester Credit Schedule for offerings.)

BIO-282S Independent Advanced Laboratory Research in Biology
1-3 Semester Credits
Independent two-hour lab per credit.  (See current semester Credit Schedule for offerings.)

BIO-282T Independent Advanced Laboratory Research in Biology
1-3 Semester Credits
Independent three-hour lab per credit.  (See current semester Credit Schedule for offerings.)

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