BIOL 1103 Introductory Biology I
Credit Hours 3.0
Corequisites BIOL 1103L
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 1103K Introductory Biology I
Credit Hours 4.0
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 1103K is equivalent to BIOL 1103 and BIOL 1103L.

BIOL 1103L Introductory Biology I Lab
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites Exit or exemption from MATH 0997, ENGL 0999, and all ESL requirements
Corequisites BIOL 1103
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 1402 and BIOL 1402L or Biol1103 and Biol1103L with grades of D or higher
Corequisites BIOL 1104L
Description

Application of these concepts to issues affecting society. This course does not fulfill the requirements for a major in biology.

BIOL 1104K Introductory Biology II
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 1103K or Biol1103 and Biol1103L with grades of D or higher
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 1104K is equivalent to BIOL 1104 and BIOL 1104L.

BIOL 1104L Introductory Biology II Laboratory
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites BIOL 1103K or Biol1103 and Biol1103L grades of D or higher
Corequisites 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 2106 Introduction to the Biological Sciences
Credit Hours 2.0
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 and CHEM 1211L with a C or better
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. Fulfills Biology major requirement.

BIOL 2107K Principles of Biology I
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites CHEM 1211K or CHEM 1211 and CHEM 1211L with grades of C or higher
Description

Introduction to scientific method, theory and experimentation, cell chemistry, enzymes, metabolism, photosynthesis, genetics, and evolution, and a survey of selected organisms. Fulfills Biology Major requirement. Three lecture and three laboratory hours a week.

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 and BIOL 2107L, 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. Fulfills Biology major requirement.

BIOL 2108K Principles of Biology II
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 2107K or BIOL 2107 and BIOL 2107L with grades of C or higher
Description

Three lecture and three laboratory hours a week. The biology of organisms with emphasis on structure, physiology, ecology, and evolutionary mechanisms and relationships. Fulfills Biology major requirement.

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

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

BIOL 2110 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Exit or exemption from MATH 0997, ENGL 0999, and all ESL requirements except ENSL 0091
Corequisites BIOL 2110L
Description

Chemical principles related to physiology are included.

BIOL 2110K Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites recent course work in biology or chemistry is recommended
Description

Survey of the major organ systems in the human body. Chemical principles related to physiology are included. Three lecture and two laboratory hours a week.

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

Laboratory based application of topics covered in the lecture.

BIOL 2120 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites BIOL 1611 / BIOL 1611L or BIOL 2110 / 2110L, each with a 'C' or better
Corequisites BIOL 2120L
Description

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

BIOL 2120K Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 2110K or BIOL 2110 taken with BIOL 2110L with grades of C or higher
Description

Survey of the major organ systems in the human body. Chemical principles as related to physiology are included. Three lecture and two laboratory hours a week.

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

Laboratory based application of topics covered in the 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
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.

Fees $50
BIOL 2500 Neurobiology and Behavior
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites BIOL 1104 and BIOL 1104L or BIOL 1104K; or BIOL 1108 and BIOL 1108L or BIOL 1108K; or BIOL 2108 and BIOL 2108L or BIOL 2108K; and CHEM 1212 and CHEM 1212L; or CHEM 1212K with a 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 Exit or exemption from MATH 0997, ENGL 0999, and all ESL requirements and EDUC 2110, or students with degrees
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 Education.

BIOL 2800 Introduction to Molecular Biology
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites BIOL 1104 and BIOL 1104L or BIOL 1104K; or BIOL 1108 and BIOL 1108L or BIOL 1108K; or BIOL 2108 and BIOL 2108L or BIOL 2108K 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.