Biology, Chemistry, Physics & Geoscience
BIO-105 Modern Biological Concepts (3 credit hours)
An introduction to biological concepts designed for non-science majors. This course presents the central principles of biological theory: Cell structure and metabolisms, reproduction, genetics, biodiversity, ecology and evolution in relation to current issues. The course provides students with an understanding of the living world through the process of science. Three lecture hours per week. Corequisite: BIO-145. Students may only receive credit for one of the following: BIO 105/145 or BIO 110/151.
BIO-145 Modern Biological Concepts Laboratory (1 credit hour)
An introductory laboratory designed for non-science majors. Laboratory exercises designed to illustrate the principles considered in BIO-105. Topics include cellular structure, respiration and photosynthesis, ecological relationships, DNA structure and function, cellular reproduction, genetics, and evolution. Meets two hours per week. Corequisite BIO-105. Students may only receive credit for one of the following: BIO 105/145 or BIO 110/151.
BIO-110 Principles of Biology (3 credit hours)
An introductory biology course designed for students with interest in pursuing a major in science. This course provides a rigorous scientific basis for the central concepts of biology and prepares students with a foundation for further study. Areas of study include biochemical aspects of cells, eukaryotic cellular structure, principles of cellular reproduction, mechanisms of inheritance, and processes of energy production and utilization. Three lecture hours per week. Corequisite: BIO-151. Students may only receive credit for one of the following: BIO 105/145 or BIO 110/151.
BIO-151 Principles of Biology Laboratory (1 credit hour)
An introductory laboratory designed for students with interest in pursuing a major in science. Laboratory exercises designed to illustrate the principles considered in BIO-110. Topics include cellular structure, respiration, photosynthesis, DNA structure and function, cellular and organismal reproduction, and genetics. Meets two hours per week. Corequisite: BIO-110. Students may only receive credit for one of the following: BIO 105/145 or BIO 110/151.
BIO-205 Biology and Society (3 credit hours)
Recent advances in biology and medicine are creating many new and complex social issues and conflicts. Developing a community of concerned responsibility to resolve these issues requires an understanding of the underlying biological principles involved and of the various potential solutions. Through a series of selected topics Biology and Society will present the pertinent basic biological concepts and will foster discussion of values and issues involved in making personal decisions about each topic. Prerequisite: Any lab science course. For more information, click here.
BIO-208 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (3 credit hours)
A lecture course on the functional anatomy of human cells and tissues,organization of the body, the integument, the skeletal system, muscular system, nervous system and sensory structures. The perspective of the course is on the relationship between structure and function,adaptation through evolution, and homeostasis. Three lectures per week. Corequisites: BIO-248. Students can only receive credit for one of the following: BIO-208/248, BIO-322/342 or BIO-323/343.
BIO-209 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (3 credit hours)
A lecture course on the functional anatomy of the endocrine system,reproductive system, digestive system, respiratory system, excretory system, and circulatory system. The perspective of t he course is on the relationship between structure and function, adaptation through evolution, and homeostasis. Three lectures per week. Prerequisite:BIO-208, BIO-248. Corequisite: BIO-249
BIO-215 Tropical Ecosystems (3 credits)
An interdisciplinary field biology course with focus on tropical ecosystems, natural history, and conservation. The ecological complexity of the tropics, the patterns of species diversity and the types of species interactions that characterize these systems are discussed, as well as how these ecological processes are affected
by human activities. The approach is experiential, with emphasis on developing scientific skills of observation, analysis, and critical thinking, and applying them to field research. Study abroad course. Prerequisites: BIO-110 and BIO-151; or other Lab Science upon permission by instructor.
BIO-248 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory (1 credit hour)
Students examine the functional anatomy of cells and tissues; the organization of the body; homeostasis; the integument; the skeletal system, histology and development of bone; micro anatomy and physiology of muscle; origin, insertion and actions of muscles,articulations and body movement; functional organization and histology of the nervous system and sensory structure including the integument, nose tongue, ear and eye; light microscopy; physiological recording of simple muscle contractions, electromyography, and reflex arcs; bone surface features; and cat or sheep dissection of muscle, the brain, and the eye. Three laboratory hours per week. Corequisites: BIO-208. Students can only receive credit for one of the following: BIO-208/248, BIO-322/342 or BIO-323/343.
BIO-249 Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory (1 credit hour)
Students examine the functional organization and histology of the endocrine system, reproduction in the male and female; hormonal control of reproduction; functional organization and histology of the digestive system (including digestion, absorption and utilization),gas exchange, urinary system, and circulatory system; physiological recordings to include spirometry, respirometry, urinalysis, blood pressure, plethysmography, and electrocardiography; and, cat or sheep dissection of the heart and kidney. Three laboratory hours per week. Prerequisites: BIO-208, BIO-248. Corequisite: BIO-209.
BIO-251 Cell Biology (3 credit hours)
The fundamental unit of life is the cell; therefore, cell biology forms the base upon which all modern biology and medicine is built. This course provides advanced study of microscopy and associated techniques such as freeze-fracture, fractionation, centrifugation, immunofluorescense,and cell fusion. Both prokaryotic and eukaryoticcells will be covered but the course will emphasize eukaryotic cells. Topics covered will include: cell chemistry, bioenergetics, enzymes,membranes, transport across membranes, endomembrane system,cell junctions, respiration, photosynthesis, cell cycle, cell division,information flow, gene regulation and expression, cytoskeleton, motility,contractility, signal transduction, cellular aspects of the immune response, and the cellular aspects of cancer. Three lecture hours per week. Prerequisites: BIO-110, BIO-151, CHE-111, CHE-141.
BIO-299 Research Development (1 - 2 credit hours)
A research development and seminar course in which freshman and sophomore level students will be introduced to processes and mechanisms for conducting original laboratory, field, or library based research. Students are required to present their findings orally and in written form. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of four semester hours. Prerequisites: BIO-110, BIO-151.
BIO-311 Histology (4 credit hours)
A combined lecture-laboratory course. The microanatomy of mammalian tissues and organs at both the light and electron microscope level are surveyed. Histology by its nature is highly visual, therefore, lecture and laboratory work will be integrated into a unified format. Students are introduced to the basics of microscopy and microtechnique, and are responsible for tissue and organ recognition and critical interpretation. Students are given a comprehensive set of prepared slides for detailed study. Three lecture-laboratory hours per week. Prerequisites: BIO-110, BIO-151, BIO-222, BIO-242.
BIO-334 Microbiology (3 credit hours)
A course designed to provide a general understanding of the structure and function of bacterial cell types along with the application of bacteriology to certain medical, food, environmental and industrial processes. Three lectures per week. Prerequisites: BIO-110, BIO-151, BIO-251,CHE-111, CHE-141, CHE-112, CHE-142 Corequisite: BIO-344.
BIO-344 Microbiology Laboratory (1 credit hour)
A series of laboratory exercises chosen to acquaint students with procedures used in studying bacteria, including aseptic technique,culturing methods and staining techniques. Students isolate strains from natural habitats and also carry out exercises associated with food and medical microbiology. Three laboratory hours per week. Prerequisites: BIO-110, BIO-151, BIO-251, CHE-111, CHE-141, CHE-112, CHE-142 Corequisite BIO-334.
BIO-499 Senior Research (1 - 3 credit hours)
Senior Research is a research and seminar course in which junior and senior level students conduct original laboratory, field, or library based research. Students are required to present their research orally and in written form. It is recommended that BIO-299 is taken prior to enrollment in BIO-499. Prerequisite: permission by instructor.
BIO-930 Community Internship (1-4 credit hours)
BIO-945-A Pharmacology (3 credit hours)
A course presenting many of the central principles of pharmacology and the mechanisms of drug action on biological systems. Areas of study include drug development, dose-response relationships, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacokinetics.
BIO-949-A Medical Terminology (3 credit hours)
An introduction to terminology used in the health professions. This is an on-line, self-paced course. Students will be guided through a study of common terminology used in the medical profession.
CHE-111 General Chemistry I (3 credit hours )
Fundamental concepts of chemistry, emphasizing stoichiometry, thermochemistry, atomic and molecular structure, and chemical bonding. Three class hours per week. High school chemistry or CHE-100 is strongly recommended as a prerequisite to this course. Corequisite courses:
CHE-141. Students must pass CHE-111 with a C or better in order for it to fulfill the prerequisite requirement for CHE-112.
CHE-112 General Chemistry II (3 credit hour)
A continuation of fundamental concepts, with emphasis on kinetics, equilibria, electrochemistry, thermodynamics, and descriptive chemistry. Three class hours per week. MAT-144 is strongly recommended as a prerequisite. Prerequisites: CHE-111 with a grade of C of better, CHE-141. Corequisite courses: CHE-142. Students must pass CHE-112 with a C or better in order to fulfill the prerequisite requirement for other courses in the department.
CHE-141 General Chemistry I Laboratory (1 credit hour)
Laboratory experiments designed to supplement the work in CHE-111. Three laboratory hours per week. Corequisite: CHE-111.
CHE-142 General Chemistry II Lab (1 credit hour)
Laboratory experiments designed to supplement the work in CHE112, including qualitative and quantitative analysis. Three laboratory hours per week. Prerequisites: CHE-111, CHE-141. Corequisite: CHE-112.
|First Six Week||BIO-105-A||Mod Biological Concepts||Marritt-Pabalate||3||SMB||162||MTWH||8:30 AM||9:50 AM|
|First Six Week||BIO-145-A||Mod Bio Concepts Lab||Marritt-Pabalate||1||SMB||161||TH||10:00 AM||11:50 AM|
|First Six Week||BIO-205-B||
Biology and Society (Hybrid course)
|Reid||3||SMB||160||MTWH||5:00 PM||6:50 PM|
|First Six Week||BIO-208-A||
Hum Anatomy & Phys I (Hybrid
|First Six Week||BIO-248-A||Hum Anatomy and Phys I Lab||Mecham||1||SMB||115||Saturday||10:00 AM||5:00 PM|
|First Six Week||BIO-251-A||Cell Biology||Aghoram||3||SMB||118||MTWH||1:00 PM||2:20 PM|
|First Six Week||BIO-334-A||Microbiology||Andrus||3||SMB||118||MTWH||8:30 AM||9:50 AM|
|First Six Week||BIO-344-A||Microbiology Lab||Andrus||1||SMB||121||MW||10:00 AM||11:45 AM|
|First Six Week||BIO-344-B||Microbiology Lab||Andrus||1||SMB||121||TH||10:00 AM||11:45 AM|
|First Six Week||BIO-949-A||
|Cuffney||3||SMB||260||W||5:30 PM||7:50 PM|
|First Six Week||CHE-111-A||General Chemistry I||Sen||3||SMB||260||MTWHF||8:30 AM||9:50 AM|
|First Six Week||CHE-141-A||General Chemistry I Lab||Sen||1||SMB||215||TW||10:00 AM||12:50 PM|
|First Three Week||BIO-205-A||Biology and Society||Reid||3||SMB||160||MTWHF||8:30 AM||11:20 AM|
|First Three Week||BIO-948-A||Medical Microbiology||Andrus||3||SMB||162||MTWHF||1:00 PM||3:50 PM|
|Second Six Week||BIO-110-A||Principles of Biology||Cuffney||3||SMB||160||MTWH||5:30 PM||6:50 PM|
|Second Six Week||BIO-151-A||Principles of Biology Lab||Cuffney||1||SMB||161||TH||7:00 PM||8:50 PM|
|Second Six Week||BIO-209-A||
Hum Anatomy & Phys II (Hybrid
|Second Six Week||BIO-249-A||Hum Anatomy & Phys II Lab||Mecham||1||SMB||115||Saturday||10:00 AM||5:00 PM|
|Second Six Week||BIO-299-A||Research Development||Cuffney||1-2||SELF||SCHED|
|Second Six Week||BIO-499-A||Senior Research||Cuffney||1-3||SELF||SCHED|
|Second Six Week||BIO-311-A||Histology||Grimes||3||SMB||119||MTWH||2:00 PM||3:50 PM|
|Second Six Week||BIO-930-A||Community Internship||Cuffney||1-4||OFF||CAMPUS|
|Second Six Week||CHE-112-A||General Chemistry II||Staff||3||SMB||260||MTWHF||8:30 AM||9:50 AM|
|Second Six Week||CHE-142-A||General Chemistry II Lab||Staff||1||SMB||215||TW||10:00 AM||12:50 PM|
|Third Three Week||BIO-945-A||Pharmacology||Marritt-Pabalate||3||SMB||157||MTWHF||1:00 PM||3:50 PM|
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