Biology (BIO)

BIO 101. General Biology I. (4 Credits)

Focuses on foundations in cellular structure, metabolism, and genetics in an evolutionary context. Explores the core concepts of evolution; structure and function; information flow, storage and exchange; pathways and transformations of energy and matter; and systems biology. Emphasizes process of science, interdisciplinary approach, and relevance of biology to society. Part I of a two-course sequence. Lecture 3 hours per week. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 6 hours per week. Prerequisites: Readiness to enroll in ENG 111 plus completion of MTE 1 - MTE 3 or placement in MTE 4 or higher. Completion of high school chemistry or CHM 101 is strongly encouraged.

BIO 102. General Biology II. (4 Credits)

Focuses on diversity of life, anatomy and physiology of organisms, and ecosystem organization and processes in an evolutionary context. Explores the core concepts of evolution; structure and function; information flow, storage and exchange; pathways and transformations of energy and matter; and systems biology. Emphasizes process of science, interdisciplinary approach, and relevance of biology to society. Part II of a two-course sequence. Lecture 3 hours per week. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 6 hours per week. Prerequisite: BIO 101.

BIO 141. Human Anatomy and Physiology I. (4 Credits)

Integrates anatomy and physiology of cells, tissues, organs, and systems of the human body. Integrates concepts of chemistry, physics, and pathology. Lecture 3 hours per week. Laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 6 hours per week.

BIO 142. Human Anatomy and Physiology II. (4 Credits)

Integrates anatomy and physiology of cells, tissues, organs, and systems of the human body. Integrates concepts of chemistry, physics, and pathology. Lecture 3 hours per week. Laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 6 hours per week. Prerequisite: BIO 141.

BIO 145. Human Anatomy & Physiology for the Health Sciences. (4 Credits)

Introduces human anatomy and physiology primarily to those planning to pursue an AAS degree in nursing. Covers basic chemical concepts, cellular physiology, as well as the anatomy and physiology of human organ systems. Lecture 3 hours per week. Laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 6 hours per week.

BIO 150. Introductory Microbiology. (4 Credits)

Studies the general characteristics of microorganisms. Emphasizes their relationships to individual and community health. Lecture 3 hours per week. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 6 hours per week. Students may not receive credit toward graduation for both BIO 150 and BIO 205. Prerequisites: BIO 101 or BIO 141; completion of high school chemistry or CHM 101 encouraged.

BIO 205. General Microbiology. (4 Credits)

Examines morphology, genetics, physiology, ecology, and control of microorganisms. Emphasizes application of microbiological techniques to selected fields. Lecture 3 hours per week. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 6 hours per week. Students may not receive credit toward graduation for both BIO 150 and BIO 205. Prerequisites: one year of college biology and one year of college chemistry or divisional approval.

BIO 253. Biotechnology Concepts. (3 Credits)

Explores the growing field of biotechnology ranging from basic cellular and molecular biology concepts to both basic and advanced laboratory techniques. Emphasizes the application of biotechnology to medicine, agriculture, environmental science, and forensics. Includes discussion of the business, regulatory/legal, ethical, and societal issues of this topic as well as the growing field of bioinformatics. Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week. Prerequisites: BIO 101 or instructor permission.