Biology

BIOL 1322 Nutrition. CIP 1905015109

A study of the digestion, absorption, and utilization of nutrients in the human body. Proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, vitamins, minerals, and water will be examined. Students will perform a dietary analysis of their own nutritional status. Food selection and methods of food preparation as they relate to disease will be studied. This course cannot be used to satisfy the laboratory science requirements for the Associate of Science degree. (3 SCH, 3 lecture, 0 lab)

Prerequisite: None.
Required skill level code: Reading, A; Writing, A.

BIOL 1306 General Biology I. CIP 2601015103

A survey of the fundamental principles of living organisms including physical and chemical properties of life, and cellular organization and function. Concepts of cell reproduction, heredity, genetics, and the scientific method are also included. An emphasis is placed on DNA technology, genetic engineering and ethical concerns surrounding current biomedical issues. (4 SCH, 3 lecture, 2 lab)

Prerequisite: None.
Required skill level code: Reading, A; Writing, A.

BIOL 1307 General Biology II. CIP 2601015103

A survey of the fundamental principles of living organisms including structural adaptations and how they relate to function. Evolutionary adaptation will be addressed with an emphasis on genetics, population dynamics, and ecology. (4 SCH, 3 lecture, 2 lab)

Prerequisite: BIOL 1306 or approval of the division chair.
Required skill level code: Reading, A; Writing, A.

BIOL 2301 Human Anatomy and Physiology I. CIP 2607075103

A study of the cells, tissues, and organ systems of the human body. Emphasis is on understanding the physiologic mechanisms maintaining homeostasis. The dynamics of cell membranes as well as the components and functions of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems will be studied. Laboratory activities are designed to complement lecture topics. (4 SCH, 3 lecture, 3 lab)

Prerequisite: None.
Required skill level code: Reading, A; Writing, A.

BIOL 2302 Human Anatomy and Physiology II. CIP 2607075103

A study of the circulatory, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Through a variety of laboratory activities students will have the opportunity to learn the anatomy of these organ systems and participate in activities which demonstrate key concepts associated with these organ systems. (4 SCH, 3 lecture, 3 lab)

Prerequisite: BIOL 2301.
Required skill level code: Reading, A; Writing, A.

BIOL 2420 Microbiology. CIP 2605035103

Fundamentals of the biology of microorganisms, including bacteria, protists and viruses. This course also covers microbial control, infection, host resistance and pathogenicity. (4 SCH, 3 lecture, 4 lab)

Prerequisite: BIOL 1406 and BIOL 2401
Required skill level code: Reading, A; Writing, A.