BIOL - Biology

BIOL 4254 - General Microbiology

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
4
Course Attributes: 
Course attributes: Gen Ed - Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts and Science
Description: 

Bacteria and their related infections are emphasized along with viruses, rickettsia, fungi, and other disease causing agents. The primary emphasis is the terminology related to microbial agents, clinical diagnosis, laboratory detection, disease and control of microorganisms. Other topics include bacterial reproduction, morphology, structures, nomenclatures, physiology, genetics, diagnostic bacteriologic media and the immune system.

Lab Fee - $13

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BIOL 2803 - Environmental Science

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
3
Course Attributes: 
Course attributes: Gen Ed - Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts and Science
Description: 

This course is an introduction to the science of ecology and the interrelationship between humans and their environment. The physical environment of the Earth’s climate, geographic and geologic systems, and the cycling of minerals and water are described. The biology of populations, species, ecosystems and biomes section deals with organisms and their interactions with one another and their environment is discussed.

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BIOL 2801 - Environmental Science Lab

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
1
Course Attributes: 
Course attributes: Liberal Arts and Science
Description: 

A series of field-oriented laboratory experiences involving analyses of various local ecosystems. Topics to be stressed include identification of organisms, use of environmental monitoring equipment, and collection and interpretation of field data.

Lab Fee - $13

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BIOL 2703 - Topics in Tropical Ecology

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
3
Course Attributes: 
Course attributes: Gen Ed - Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts and Science
Description: 

An introduction to the natural and human ecology of Central American rain forests, coastal habitats, and near-shore environments. Major topics of study include rain forest, mangrove, and coral reef structure and biodiversity, ethnobotany, environmental impacts of plantation monoculture, and models of sustainable agriculture. Ecological principles will be observed in a variety of settings in the highland and lowland forests and coastal environments of Costa Rica.

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BIOL 2633 - Histotechniques

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Lower
Prerequisites: 

BIOL 1104 with "D" or better or BIOL 1404 with "D" or better or BIOL 1114 with "D" or better or ANSC 1214 with "D" or better or VETS 2014 with "D" or better

Description: 

An applied and theoretical technology course which provides instruction and hands-on experiences in the preparation of tissues for microscopic examination by paraffin, and frozen section and smear techniques. Normal and diseased animal and plant tissues will be used to provide the students an opportunity to use a variety of techniques involved in processing tissues. Tissue identification and classification will be discussed as it relates to preparation procedures. Care, maintenance, and use of instrumentation in tissue preparation will be stressed.

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BIOL 2504 - Anatomy & Physiology II

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
4
Prerequisites: 

BIOL 1404 with "D" or better

Course Attributes: 
Course attributes: Gen Ed - Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts and Science
Description: 

This course is a continuation of BIOL 1404. It is a study of the gross and microscopic anatomy of various human systems, emphasizing how structure facilitates function. The areas emphasized are the endocrine, respiratory, reproductive, cardiovascular, urinary, lymphatic, immune, and digestive systems.

Lab Fee - $13

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BIOL 2303 - Human Biology

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
3
Course Attributes: 
Course attributes: Gen Ed - Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts and Science
Description: 

An introduction study of human systems and their physiology. Included in the course are examination of how the body normally functions at the cellular, tissue, organ system levels. Topics will include basic chemistry, cell structure and biochemistry, digestion, circulation and blood, immunity, respiration, excretion, nervous integration, senses, endocrine system, and reproduction. Sexually transmitted diseases also will be discussed. Students cannot receive credit for BIOL 2303 if BIOL 1404 or BIOL 1114 is concurrently or previously taken.

Course Sections: 

BIOL 2301 - Human Biology Laboratory

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
1
Prerequisites: 

BIOL 2303 with grade D or better

Course Attributes: 
Course attributes: Liberal Arts and Science
Description: 

A group of laboratory exercises to aid in the study of human systems and their physiology. The laboratory sessions are designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the structure and functions of cells, tissues and organ systems. The goals of the course are to promote an appreciation for the extraordinary complexity of our bodies; to develop a proficiency in the use of laboratory equipment and the proper handling of materials, and to foster the development of self-sufficiency in the conduct of laboratory experiments and observations.

Lab Fee - $13

Course Sections: 

BIOL 2214 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
4
Prerequisites: 

BIOL 1114 with C or better or BIOL 1404 with C or better

Course Attributes: 
Course attributes: Liberal Arts and Science
Description: 

The second in a two-semester Internet-based course sequence, including laboratory components, that covers the structure and function of the human body.  General issues include the maintenance of the human body, pregnancy, human development and heredity. Topics include the endocrine, blood, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immunity, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive body systems.

Course Sections: 

BIOL 2204 - General Biology II

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
4
Prerequisites: 

BIOL 1104 with "D" or better

Course Attributes: 
Course attributes: Gen Ed - Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts and Science
Description: 

A continuation of BIOL 1104 (General Biology I), with emphasis on animal and plant systematics, evolution, and ecology. Laboratory topics include the study of the following mammalian organ systems: digestion, respiration, circulation, homeostasis, reproduction, chemical and nervous control, and musculoskeletal structure and function. Lecture topics include systematics, evolution, ecosystems, and bioenergetics, including human impacts on the environment.

Lab Fee - $13

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