Biology

Courses

BIO 1000. The Global Environment. 3 hrs.

A study of the human relationships with and responsibility for the health and well-being of our earth. Ecology, the branch of science investigating the relationships of an organism (human) with its environment (earth) is the emphasis of this course. Major considerations are given to the use and misuse of the earth's energy and material resources, the consequences and alternatives to human actions and the individual physical costs plus collective social costs. IAI: L1 905.

BIO 1001. General Biology I. 4 hrs.

An integrated course covering the fundamentals of the plant and animal world. Special attention is given to the structure and function of cells, the genetic continuity of life, and evolution. Lecture, two hours per week; seminar, one hour per week; lab, two hours per week. IAI: L1 900L.

BIO 1002. General Biology II. 4 hrs.

This course reinforces the concepts introduced in BIO 101 with an emphasis on human biology, ecology, and the diversity of life. Special atten- tion is given to the biological processes of digestion, respiration, circulation, excretion, communication and reproduction. Prerequisite: BIO 1001 or consent of the instructor.

BIO 1003. Principles of Biology. 4 hrs.

This course will present the unifying concepts of biology which form the foundation for the biological sciences. The topics will include the chemical and physical foundations of biology, cellular structure and functions of the cell, energetics of cellular respiration and photosynthesis, Mendelian and molecular genetics, and population genetics and natural selection. Lecture, two hours per week; seminar, one hour per week; lab, three hours per week. Suggested for majors or minors. Prerequisite: High school chemistry and concurrent enrollment in CHM 1004 or CHM 1006. IAI: L1 910L; BIO 910.

BIO 1004. Biological Diversity. 4 hrs.

This course will include the structure, function, evolutionary relationships, and ecological principles found in the plant and animal world. The major systems of plants and animals will be included in this course. Lecture, two hours per week; seminar, one hour per week; lab, three hours per week. Prerequisite: BIO 1003. IAI: L1 910L; BIO 910.

BIO 1007. Anatomy & Physiology I. 4 hrs.

This course involves an introductory study of the structure and function of the human body. A study of cytology, histology, and five organ systems (skeletal, muscular, nervous, integumentary, and endocrine) illustrates the relationships between structures and their functions. Laboratory - exercises include cat dissection, cadaver demonstration and other materials. Lecture two hours per week; lab three hours per week; seminar one hour per week. Prerequisite: None, but BIO 1200 or BIO 1001 is recommended for students with a limited science background.

BIO 1008. Anatomy & Physiology II. 4 hrs.

A continuation of BIO 1007, this course completes an introductory study of the structure and function of the human body. Six major systems: reproductive, circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, and excretory are studied, along with metabolism and regulation of fluids, electrolytes and pH. Lecture two hours per week; lab three hours per week; seminar one hour per week. Prerequisite: BIO 1007, or THM 1206 and THM 1216, or consent of the instructor.

BIO 1009. Microbiology. 4 hrs.

An introductory study of the nature and activities of micro-organisms and their effect on human affairs. Emphasis is on the fundamental principles and their applications. Lecture, two hours per week; seminar, one hour per week; lab, three hours per week. Prerequisite: BIO 1001 or BIO 1003 or BIO 1007 or THM 1206 and THM 1202.

BIO 1200. Human Body Structure & Function. 3 hrs.

This course will emphasize the anatomy (structure) and physiology (function) of the human body. Lecture, demonstrations, discussions and laboratory activities focus on how the body is constructed and how it functions.