Biology

Classes

BIO 102 : Life Science

This non-major survey course examines the processes common to all life on Earth. Science and the scientific method are described. Lecture topics include cell structure, energy transfer in plants and animals, genetics, evolution, ecology and conservation and will be reinforced through in-class demonstrations and activities when appropriate. This course may or may not be transferrable to 4 year colleges as a science course.

Credits

3

BIO 104 : Principles of Biology I Lecture

This introductory course provides an overview of the basic principles of biology including the structure and function of the cell, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, mitosis, meiosis, genetics and evolution. Lectures emphasize human biology and are complemented by discussions that stress critical thinking. This course is designed to prepare students for more advanced courses in biology.

Credits

3

Corequisites

BIO 106 : Principles of Biology II Lecture

This introductory course provides an overview of the basic principles of biology including the structure and function of animals and plants, including organ systems, reproduction and the regulation of body systems. The course also provides an overview of the Earth’s ecosystems and the diversity of life within each ecosystem. Lectures are complemented by discussions that stress critical thinking. This course is designed to prepare students for more advanced courses in biology.

Credits

3

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Corequisites

BIO 108 : Forensic Biology Lecture

This course is designed to show students the link between science and criminal conviction. Through the application of the scientific method, students will investigate decomposition, body fluid, DNA, trace evidence, and significant microbial evidence. Students will apply the basic principles of biotechnology and crime scene investigation to solve a crime.

Credits

3

Corequisites

BIO 114 : Principles of Biology I Lab

This introductory course provides an overview of the basic principles of biology including the structure and function of the cell, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, mitosis, meiosis, genetics and evolution. Lab experiments are designed to teach basic scientific skills, and to reinforce the topics covered during BIO 104 lectures. This course is designed to prepare students for more advanced courses in biology.

Credits

1

Corequisites

BIO 116 : Principles of Biology II Lab

This introductory course provides an overview of the basic principles of biology including the structure and function of animals and plants, including organ systems, reproduction and the regulation of body systems. The course also provides an overview of the Earth’s ecosystems and the diversity of life within each ecosystem. Lab experiments are designed to teach basic scientific skills, and to reinforce the topics covered during lectures. This course is designed to prepare students for more advanced courses in biology.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

Corequisites

BIO 118 : Forensic Biology Lab

This course is designed to enhance student understanding of the link between science and criminal investigation. Through the application of the scientific method, students will investigate decomposition, body fluid, DNA, trace evidence, and significant microbial evidence. Students will apply the basic principles of biotechnology and crime scene investigation to solve a crime.

Credits

1

Corequisites

BIO 202 : Human Anatomy and Physiology I

This course introduces the student to the structure and function of the human body. This is a semester long introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology and prepares the student for Human Anatomy and Physiology II. Course topics will include the organization of the body at the molecular, cellular, and tissue levels and homeostatic mechanisms associated with the endocrine, integumentary, skeletal, muscle, and nervous systems.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

BIO 104 Principles of Biology I or accepted by CSON or high school biology within the last five years

Corequisites

BIO 204 : Human Anatomy and Physiology II

This course is the second half of a yearlong introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology. Course topics will include the organization of the body systems at the molecular, cellular, and tissue levels and homeostatic mechanisms associated with the cardiovascular, respiratory, lymphatic, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

BIO 202 Human Anatomy and Physiology I or accepted by CSON

Corequisites

BIO 206 : Microbiology

This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts of microbiology, and the application of those concepts to human disease. Lecture will include the study of microorganisms, their metabolic processes, and their relationship to disease.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

BIO 104 Principles of Biology I Lecture or accepted by CSON

Corequisites

BIO 207 : Ecology

This course will acquaint students with the fundamental principles of an ecological science, including concepts of relationships between organisms and environments, climate effects on ecological environments, ecological community structures, animal and plant population growth and analysis of species diversity according to specific ecosystems.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Corequisites

BIO 208 : Genetics

Organisms can be more fully understood by knowing the hereditary make up that dictates development. This lecture course will introduce the student to heredity through the study of chromosomes, mutations, molecular genetics and evolutionary genetics. The principles presented in this course will prepare the life science major for more advanced topics in the field of biology.

Credits

3

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Corequisites

BIO 212 : Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab I

This course introduces the student to the structure and function of the human body. This is a semester long introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab applications. Students will experience and apply the material learned in lecture through experimentation and application of the scientific method to the following topic areas. Course topics will include the organization of the body at the molecular, cellular, and tissue levels, focusing on the integumentary, skeletal, muscle, and nervous systems.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

BIO 104 Principles of Biology I or accepted by CSON

Corequisites

BIO 214 : Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab II

This course is the continuation of BIO 212 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab. Students will experience and apply the material learned in lecture through dissection and application of the scientific method to the following topic areas: cardiovascular, muscular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive, and endocrine systems.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

BIO 202 Human Anatomy and Physiology I or accepted by CSON

Corequisites

BIO 216 : Microbiology Lab

This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts of microbiology, through the application of those concepts to human disease. Laboratory work includes culturing, staining, studying, and identifying microorganisms.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

BIO 104 Principles of Biology I or accepted by CSON

Corequisites

BIO 218 : Genetics Lab

Organisms can be more fully understood by knowing the hereditary make up that dictates development. Through laboratory experiences, students will apply genetic concepts that are introduced in lecture, such as chromosome structure, mutation, and evolutionary genetics. The principles presented in this course will prepare the life science major for more advanced topics in the field of biology.

Credits

1

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Corequisites