Biology

BIO 1101 Body Structure & Function

Basic anatomy and physiology background for medical personnel emphasizing basic principles of body structure and function.
3 Credit Hours

BIO 1104 HIV/AIDS

Basic understanding and function of the human immune system and the effects of viruses (HIV/AIDS) on the human immune system.
2 Credit Hours

BIO 1107 Human Biology

The survey course studying the structure and function of the human body. Topics include introductory terminology, cytology, the integumentary system, the skeletal system, the muscular system, the nervous system, the endocrine system, the cardiovascular system, (blood, heart and blood vessels), the lymphatic system, the respiratory system, the digestive system, the urinary system and the reproductive system. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

BIO 1108 Lab for Human Biology

The lab component of a survey course that studies the structure and function of the human body. Lab work topics include histology, cytology and the anatomy of the skeleton, muscles, nervous system structures, blood components, the heart, blood vessels and structures within the respiratory, digestive, urinary and male and female reproductive systems. Summarization is achieved through the dissection of a preserved fetal pig.
0 Credit Hours

BIO 1111 General Biology I

This course is designed as the first in a series of two general education science courses. Covers basic chemistry and biochemistry; cellular and molecular biology. Three classroom, two lab hours per week.
4 Credit Hours

BIO 1117 Lab for General Biology I

The lab for this course is the first in a series of two general education science courses. Covers laboratory exercises relevant to basic chemistry and biochemistry; cellular and molecular biology.
0 Credit Hours

BIO 1121 Human Anatomy & Physiology I

The first course in a two-semester sequence studying the structure and function of the human body. Topics include introductory terminology, biochemistry, cytology, the integumentary system, the skeletal system, the muscular system, the nervous system and the endocrine system. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

BIO 1141 Principles of Anatomy & Physiology I

The first course in a two-semester sequence studying the structure and function of the human body. Topics include introductory terminology, biochemistry, cells, the integumentary system, the skeletal system, the muscular system, the nervous system and the endocrine system. Three classroom, two lab hours per week.
4 Credit Hours

BIO 1147 Lab for Principles of Anatomy & Physiology I

Lab for the first course in a two semester sequence studying the structure and function of the human body.
0 Credit Hours

BIO 1171 Principles of Biology I

The first course of a two-semester university-parallel sequence for biology and science majors. Topics include scientific method; chemical and biochemical foundations; cell structure, function and reproduction; cellular respiration, photosynthesis, Mendelian genetics, chromosomal genetics, molecular genetics, protein synthesis, gene regulation, genomes, viruses and biotechnology. Three classroom, six lab hours per week.
5 Credit Hours

BIO 1211 General Biology II

This course is designed as the second in a series of two general education science courses. Covers evolution, biodiversity and ecology. Three classroom, two lab hours per week.
4 Credit Hours

BIO 1217 Lab for General Biology II

This second lab is in a series of two general education science courses. Covers laboratory exercises relevant to evolution, biodiversity and ecology.
0 Credit Hours

BIO 1222 Human Anatomy & Physiology II

The second course in a two-semester sequence studying the structure and function of the human body. Topics include the cardiovascular system, the lymphoid system, immunity, the digestive system, the urinary system and the reproductive system. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

BIO 1242 Principles of Anatomy & Physiology II

The second course in a two-semester sequence studying the structure and function of the human body. Topics include the cardiovascular system, the respiratory system, the digestive system, metabolism, the urinary system, fluid and electrolyte balance, acid-base balance and the reproductive system. Three classroom, two lab hours per week.
4 Credit Hours

BIO 1248 Lab for Principles of Anatomy & Physiology II

Lab for the second course in a two semester sequence studying the structure and function of the human body.
0 Credit Hours

BIO 1272 Principles of Biology II

The second course of a two-semester university-parallel sequence for biology and science majors. Topics include Darwinian evolution, evolution of populations, origin of species, history of life on Earth, phylogeny and systematics, prokaryotes, protists, plants, fungi, animals and ecology. Three classroom, six lab hours per week.
5 Credit Hours

BIO 2205 Microbiology

Morphology and physiology of microorganisms and selected human parasites, mechanisms of disease production, host responses, spread of infectious diseases. Three classroom, three lab hours per week.
4 Credit Hours

BIO 2206 Lab for Microbiology

Students carry out asceptic techniques; simple and special staining procedures; methods utilized for culturing, isolation and identification of bacteria (known and unknown); molecular genetic and immunological methods dealing with microbes. Also, exercises involving eukarytoic microbes (fungi, protozoa and helminths) are conducted.
0 Credit Hours

BIO 2211 Human Physiology

Essentials of human physiology for students who have previous course work in human anatomy and physiology. Topics include biochemistry, cell physiology and physiology of the major organ systems. Three classroom, three lab hours per week.
4 Credit Hours

BIO 2212 Lab for Human Physiology


0 Credit Hours

BIO 2222 Evolution

Emphasis on Charles Darwin, speciation, fossils, radiometric dating, natural selection, mutations, macroevolution, mass extinctions, coevolution, sexual reproduction, human evolution and religious issues.
3 Credit Hours

BIO 2225 Ecology

General concepts in ecology and application to current environmental issues. Focus on evolutionary ecology, populations, communities, ecosystems and global ecology. Field experiences and lab techniques emphasizing data collection, analysis and interpretation. Three classroom, three lab hours per week.
4 Credit Hours

BIO 2235 Genetics

Fundamental principles, concepts and techniques of genetics. Lab work includes basic methods of genetic research and analysis. Three classroom, two lab hours per week.
4 Credit Hours

BIO 2236 Lab for Genetics


0 Credit Hours

BIO 2297 Special Topics

Varied content offering of special interest to the discipline but not covered within existing courses; may be scheduled in a classroom/seminar setting or in non-traditional format.
0.5 - 9 Credit Hours