BIOL 1103 Introductory Biology I
Credit Hours 3.0
Corequisites BIOL 1103L
Requirements See section 1310.50 for Learning Support and ESL placement information.
Description

Introduction to fundamental concepts in biology, with an emphasis on evolution, cell structure and function, basic chemistry of life, gene structure and function, cell division, and genetics. Application of these concepts to issues affecting society. This course does not fulfill the requirements for a major in biology.

BIOL 1103L Introductory Biology I Laboratory
Credit Hours 1.0
Corequisites BIOL 1103
Requirements See section 1310.50 for Learning Support and ESL placement information.
Description

Laboratory based application of topics covered in the lecture. This course does not fulfill the requirements for a major in biology.

BIOL 1104 Introductory Biology II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites BIOL 1103/BIOL 1103L or BIOL 1103K
Corequisites BIOL 1104L
Description

Introduction to fundamental concepts in biology, with an emphasis on evolution, anatomy, physiology, classification and ecological relationships. Application of these concepts to issues affecting society. This course does not fulfill the requirements for a major in biology.

BIOL 1104L Introductory Biology II Laboratory
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites BIOL 1103/1103L or 1103K; Corequisite: BIOL 1104
Description

Laboratory based application of topics covered in the lecture. This course does not fulfill the requirements for a major in biology.

BIOL 2050 Introduction to Drugs and Behavior
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Same as PSYC 2050.) Provides an introduction to the effects of drugs on behavior. Topics include how drugs affect the brain and, consequently, behavior; the underlying brain and environmental factors thought to be responsible for drug addiction, tolerance and sensitivity; treatment of major psychological disorders (e. g. , depression, mania, anxiety) with drug therapy; and the classification of common psychoactive drugs.

BIOL 2100 Introduction to Biological Inquiry
Credit Hours 2.0
Description

Orientation to the degree in Biology. Topics will include methods of scientific inquiry, critical thinking skills, evaluation of biomedical research, literature review, scientific writing, and experimental design. Class discussion and in-class labs will be included. Recommended for biology majors with less than two years of high school biology. Also appropriate for K-12 science education and health sciences students.

BIOL 2106 Introduction to the Biological Sciences
Credit Hours 2.0
Requirements See section 1310.50 for Learning Support and ESL placement information.
Description

Introduction to evolutionary theory, plant, animal, microbial diversity, evolutionary history, and ecology.

BIOL 2107 Principles Of Biology I
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 1211/[CHEM1211L] or CHEM 1211K, each with a C or higher
Corequisites BIOL 2107L
Description

Introduction to scientific method, theory and experimentation, cell chemistry, enzymes, metabolism, photosynthesis, genetics, and evolution, and a survey of selected organisms. 

BIOL 2107L Principles of Biology I Laboratory
Credit Hours 1.0
Corequisites BIOL 2107
Description

Laboratory based application of topics covered in the lecture. Fulfills Biology major requirement.

BIOL 2108 Principles of Biology II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites BIOL 2107/BIOL 2107L or BIOL 2107K, each with a C or higher
Corequisites BIOL 2108L
Description

The biology of organisms with emphasis on structure, physiology, ecology, and evolutionary mechanisms and relationships. 

BIOL 2108L Principles of Biology II Laboratory
Credit Hours 1.0
Corequisites BIOL 2108
Description

This is an in-depth laboratory to accompany BIOL 2108.

BIOL 2110 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Recent coursework in biology or chemistry is recommended.
Corequisites BIOL 2110L
Requirements See section 1310.50 for Learning Support and ESL placement information.
Description

Survey of the major organ systems in the human body. Chemical principles related to physiology are included. 

BIOL 2110L Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
Credit Hours 1.0
Corequisites BIOL 2110
Description

Lab based on the topics covered in BIOL 2110.

BIOL 2120 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites BIOL 2110/BIOL 2110L or BIOL 2110K, each with a C or higher
Corequisites BIOL 2120L
Description

Survey of the major organ systems in the human body. Chemical principles as related to physiology are included. 

BIOL 2120L Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Credit Hours 1.0
Corequisites BIOL 2120
Description

Laboratory based application of topics covered in the BIOL 2120 lecture.

BIOL 2250 Human Physiology Laboratory
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites BIOL 2240 with grade of D or higher, or concurrently
Description

Exercises dealing with major organ systems. Recommended for health sciences students.

BIOL 2300 Microbiology and Public Health
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites One year each of high school biology and chemistry recommended.
Requirements See section 1310.50 for Learning Support and ESL placement information.
Description

An introduction to infectious disease agents of significance in individual and community health settings. The characteristics, symptoms, diagnosis, control, and treatment of infectious diseases will be considered. The course is designed primarily for students who intend to enter one of the health professions.

BIOL 2310 Microbiology and Public Health Laboratory
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites BIOL 2300 with grade of D or higher, or concurrently
Description

Three laboratory hours a week. Basic laboratory techniques for culture and identification of microbes. Course includes lab fee.

BIOL 2500 Neurobiology and Behavior
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites BIOL 1104/BIOL 1104L or BIOL 1104K, BIOL 1108/BIOL 1108L or BIOL 1108K, or BIOL 2108/BIOL 2108L or BIOL 2108K; and CHEM 1212/CHEM 1212L or CHEM 1212K, each with grades of C or higher
Description

An introduction to the neural basis of behavior in animals. The emphasis will be on the evolutionary connectedness of all nervous systems, including that of humans, and on demystifying how the brain works, using both reductionist and systems-level approaches.

BIOL 2650K Life Sciences For Middle School
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites EDUC 1603 or students with degrees.
Requirements See section 1310.50 for Learning Support and ESL placement information.
Description

The primary topics of the life science course will include the cell, genetics, diversity and adaptations of organisms, and ecology. There will be laboratory work in a local school lab, Internet-based projects, and lab exercises conducted in the home. This course does not meet program of study requirements for the associate’s degree in teacher education.

BIOL 2800 Introduction to Molecular Biology
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites BIOL 1104/BIOL 1104L or BIOL 1104K, BIOL 1108/BIOL 1108L or BIOL 1108K, BIOL 2108/BIOL 2108L or BIOL 2108K, each with grade of C or higher
Description

Introduction to understanding DNA structure and replication, transcription, and translation, and the regulation of these processes with an emphasis on improving students’ critical thinking and problem solving skills.