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BIOL 1114 - General Biology for Non-Majors (L)
A presentation of selected principles in biological science for the non-science major, including the cell concept, the organization of multi-cellular systems, plants and animals as organized systems, and man in relation to his environment.

BIOL 1132 - Topical Reading in Biology
Reading a combination of popular materials (newspapers, magazines, and books for non-scientists) and semi-technical materials in topics of current biological and popular interests. Discussion of such topics with students, faculty, and visitors. For majors and non-majors.

BIOL 1224 - Introduction to Biology for Majors (L)
Introductory biology course for majors with lab. This course includes an in-depth study of fundamental biological concepts, including metabolism, homeostasis, heredity, evolution, and ecology at the sub-cellular, cellular and organismal levels. It provides the foundation for other advanced courses in the biological sciences.

BIOL 1314 - Human Anatomy and Physiology
An introduction to the basic principles of the structure and function of the human body. A beginning course designed to emphasize the integration of all body systems. Designed for students in Allied Health programs.

BIOL 1323 - Basic Microbiology
An introductory course in microbiology. Consideration will be given primarily to the pathogenic microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, and protozoa. Emphasis will be placed on nomenclature of organisms, their associated diseases, and related terminology.

BIOL 1383 - Nutrition
An evaluation of basic composition of nutrients and accessory factors required for adequate human nutrition. Application of nutritional principles to the planning of normal and special dietary regime.

BIOL 1404 - General Botany (L)
An introduction to photosynthetic organisms and fungi, including their anatomy, physiology, genetics, ecology, classification, and evolution with emphasis on the seed plants. Recommended for science majors. Prerequisite: Completion of BIOL 1224 with a grade of “C” or better or instructor approval.

BIOL 1604 - Zoology (L)
An integrated approach to the evolution of anatomical and physiological mechanisms within the animal kingdom. The morphology, physiology, and embryological development of systems and mechanisms within the major invertebrate and vertebrate phyla will be covered. Prerequisite: Completion of BIOL 1224 with a grade of “C” or better or instructor approval.

BIOL 2123 - Environmental Inquiry
A study of environment apart from mankind (natural environment), the influence of humans on the environment with emphasis on population growth and problems it has created relative to environmental features such as soil, waters, vegetation, wildlife, landforms, and the atmosphere.

BIOL 2134 - Human Anatomy (L)
A systemic approach to the study of the human body. Clinical and functional relationships of each organ system is emphasized.  Prerequisite: Completion of BIOL 1224 or BIOL 1604 with a grade of “C” or better.

BIOL 2143 - Marine Biology
The nature, interrelationships, and ecology of lifeforms throughout the oceans will be explored. Morphology and physiology of major phyla of marine organisms will be investigated. Interrelationships of marine life to the geological, physical, and chemical characteristics of the ocean will be studied. An ecological approach to all relationships will be used. Prerequisite: BIOL 1114 or BIOL 1224 or GEOL 1113.

BIOL 2154 - Human Physiology (L)
The function of mammalian organ systems including basic, cell-molecular properties, maintenance systems, communication and control, reproduction and integration of activities. Emphasis on humans in homeostasis. Prerequisites: Completion of BIOL 1224 or BIOL 1604, BIOL 2134, and CHEM 1114 or CHEM 1315 with a grade of “C” or better.

BIOL 2164 - Microbiology (L)
Included will be a survey of the protozoa and fungi of medical significance, with an in-depth survey of bacteria, their morphology, metabolism, pathogenic capabilities, and classification. Laboratory will emphasize those techniques concerned with isolation and pure culture of microorganisms and the use of biochemical criteria in taxonomy. Prerequisite: CHEM 1114 or CHEM 1315 and completion of BIOL 1224 with a grade of “C” or better or instructor approval.

BIOL 2213 - Brain and Behavior
This course covers both the biological basis of human behavior (including the nervous system, homeostasis, biological clocks, etc.) and the psychological consequences of the biology of our species (feelings, learning and memory, thinking and consciousness, the malfunctioning brain, etc.) The course also includes speculation on future developments in brain research. Prerequisites: BIOL 1114 or BIOL 1224 and PSYC 1113. Cross listed with PSYC 2213.

BIOL 2313 – Principles of Ecology
A study of key ecological concepts introducing the student to the foundations of the various sub-disciplines and terminology used in ecology, along with resources and resource management in the environment and the interaction of species. Terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems will be covered in considerable detail.

BIOL 2990 - Selected Topics in Biology
The study and/or analysis of a selected topic in Biology. May be repeated with a different topic.

The time required for laboratory may vary by course.
Please refer to the course syllabus for more information.

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