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Biology



BIO 103
Human Biology [Laboratory] (1.0)
(Liberal Arts)
Laboratory study helps to clarify and illustrate the major concepts of BIO 103, which is to be taken concurrently. Course fee applicable.

BIO 103
Human Biology [Lecture] (3.0)
(Liberal Arts)
This comprehensive course considers human development from conception to death. Changes occurring in the structure and function of cells; tissues and organ systems; and the role that heredity, nutrition, disease, and other factors play in this process are emphasized. Prerequisite: high school biology or permission of instructor; BIO 103 Lab is to be taken concurrently. This is not an appropriate course for Biology majors.

BIO 104
Fundamentals of Life Science [Laboratory] (1.0)
(Liberal Arts)
Laboratory work illustrates the major topics of BIO 104, which is to be taken concurrently. Experiments are related to exercises and demonstrations, many of which are appropriate for the elementary school classroom. Course fee applicable.

BIO 104
Fundamentals of Life Science [Lecture] (3.0)
(Liberal Arts)
This course is designed primarily to meet the needs of students preparing to teach in the elementary schools. It is also intended to help develop scientifically literate individuals. Topics include cell structure and function, ecology, animal physiology and behavior, plant anatomy and function, some human biology, and selected current topics in biology. Lecture, discussion, and field trips.

BIO 110
Introduction to the Health Sciences [Lecture] (1.0)
(Liberal Arts)
Introduction to the Health Sciences is a one-hour survey course of the health sciences. Each week a practicing professional will present an introduction to his or her profession. This will include a description of personal qualities required for a successful practice, employment opportunities, and specific training and certification required. The professions of medicine, dentistry, optometry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, osteopathic medicine, medical technology, and podiatry are included.

BIO 111
General Biology I [Laboratory] (1.0)

Laboratory work illustrates the major concepts of BIO 111, which is to be taken concurrently. Course fee applicable.

BIO 111
General Biology I [Lecture] (3.0)

The course includes an introduction to the study of cellular organization and function, chemical processes of life, heredity, and molecular genetics. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, laboratory, and field trips. Prerequisite: high school biology.

BIO 112
General Biology II [Laboratory] (1.0)

This laboratory course is designed to illustrate the principles of biology included in BIO 112. Course fee applicable.

BIO 112
General Biology II [Lecture] (3.0)

This course is designed to include aspects of plant anatomy and physiology, diversity, development, evolution, and field and population ecology. It is a continuation of BIO 111 and is primarily for science majors. Prerequisites: BIO 111 or equivalent.

BIO 200
Fundamentals of Environmental Science [Lecture and Laboratory] (3.0)
(Liberal Arts)
This course will provide an introduction to the science of ecology; an exploration of the range of views concerning environmental ethics, with an emphasis on biblically-based approaches; and an investigation of current environmental issues. The resources and requirements include assigned readings from texts and handouts, class lectures and discussions, an assigned field project, and field trips. Course fee applicable. (Offered alternate years)

BIO 201
Human Anatomy and Physiology I [Laboratory] (1.0)
(Liberal Arts)
Laboratory studies illustrate principles presented in BIO 201. Course fee applicable.

BIO 201
Human Anatomy and Physiology I [Lecture] (3.0)
(Liberal Arts)
First of a two-semester course considering the structure and function of the human body at the level of the cell, tissue, organ, and organ-system. The integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems are included. Prerequisites: BIO 111, 111 Lab; CHM 114 or 111 recommended.

BIO 202
Human Anatomy and Physiology II [Laboratory] (1.0)
(Liberal Arts)
Laboratory studies illustrate principles presented in BIO 202. Course fee applicable.

BIO 202
Human Anatomy and Physiology II [Lecture] (3.0)
(Liberal Arts)
This course is a continuation of BIO 201. It includes a study of the endocrine, blood, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, reproductive and digestive systems. Prerequisites: BIO 111 and 111 Lab.

BIO 204
Plant Biology [Lecture and Laboratory] (3.0)
(Liberal Arts)
An introduction to botany, this course may include an introduction to the anatomy, physiology (both organismal and molecular), taxonomy, and ecology of plants. Laboratory work supplements the lectures. Prerequisites: BIO 111 and 111 Lab or permission of instructor. Course fee applicable. (Offered on demand)

BIO 260
Biology Seminar: Lower Division [Lecture] (1.0)
(Liberal Arts)
This course will place emphasis on the value and importance of critically reading scientific literature. Students will spend time researching career options in the biological sciences. Finally, some time will be spent discussing current ethical issues in biology. Prerequisite: sophomore standing.

BIO 301
Microbiology [Laboratory] (1.0)
(Liberal Arts)
Laboratory studies illustrate principles presented in BIO 301. Prerequisites: BIO 111 with Lab, and sophomore standing or CHM 114 with Lab. Course fee applicable.

BIO 301
Microbiology [Lecture] (3.0)
(Liberal Arts)
This course explores the diversity, structure, function, nutrition, growth, metabolism, and genetics of microorganisms. The nature and control of infectious diseases is the primary focus. The benefits of microorganisms to the environment and industry are also investigated. Prerequisites: BIO 111 with Lab, and sophomore standing or CHM 114 with Lab.

BIO 302
Genetics [Laboratory] (2.0)
(Liberal Arts)
Laboratory studies emphasize bacterial genetics and current recombinant DNA technology. Experiments include PCR techniques, Southern blotting, plasmid isolation, and mapping. Current genetic study organisms, such as plants, C. elegans, and yeast will also be utilized. Corequisite: BIO 302 Lecture.

BIO 302
Genetics [Lecture] (3.0)
(Liberal Arts)
The first part of this course explores traditional Mendelian genetics: mitosis and meiosis, patterns of inheritance, probability and chi-square, gene structure, mutation, function and regulation, and recombination in microorganisms. The second part of the course investigates the structure and function of DNA, the mechanism of transcription, and the steps involved in protein translation. Developments in gene cloning and the use of PCR will be explored. The third and final part of the course surveys the field of population genetics. Prerequisites: BIO 111 with Lab and BIO 112 with Lab.

BIO 306
Immunology [Laboratory] (1.0)
(Liberal Arts)
Students will conduct the following immunology techniques: Immunoelectrophoresis, radial immodiffusion, ELISA, Ouchterlony gel diffusion, rocket electrophoresis, Western blot and cell surface receptor studies. In addition, students will read current literature and give an oral presentation. Prerequisites: BIO 111 with Lab and BIO 112 with Lab. Course fee applicable. (Offered alternate years)

BIO 306
Immunology [Lecture] (3.0)
(Liberal Arts)
This introductory course is designed to present basic concepts of immunological processes including antigen-antibody production and interaction, types of cells involved and interactions, humoral and cellular response mechanisms, non-specific host defense mechanisms, and selected clinical applications. Prerequisites: BIO 111 with Lab and BIO 112 with Lab. (Offered alternate years)

BIO 320
Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates [Laboratory] (1.0)
(Liberal Arts)
Laboratory studies will enhance/supplement material covered in class by providing the student with opportunity to visually and manually apply the formation learned in the class setting. Dissections of representative vertebrates will provide a means by which the student can compare the changes within the anatomy of vertebrate organisms as they move up the phylogenetic tree. Prerequisites: BIO 111 with Lab and BIO 112 with Lab. Course fee applicable.

BIO 320
Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates [Lecture] (3.0)
(Liberal Arts)
This course offers a comparable study of the development and adult gross anatomy of representative vertebrates. Initial lectures are concerned with early vertebrate morphogenesis, followed by correlation of the vertebrate with taxonomy, chronology, and homology. Prerequisites: BIO 111 with Lab and BIO 112 with Lab.

BIO 321
Physiology [Laboratory] (1.0)
(Liberal Arts)
The laboratory experience is designed to illustrate the concepts of the BIO 321 course taken concurrently. Prerequisites: BIO 111 with Lab, BIO 112 with Lab, and BIO 320. (Offered alternate years)

BIO 321
Physiology [Lecture] (3.0)
(Liberal Arts)
This course explores the cellular and molecular basis of mammalian physiology. It emphasizes the major systems of the human body and addresses current models and biomedical research. Prerequisites: BIO 111 with Lab, BIO 112 with Lab, and BIO 320. (Offered alternate years)

BIO 323
Exercise Physiology [Laboratory] (1.0)

This course teaches the principles of physiology as applied to exercise. It is required for Physical Education majors but cannot be applied toward the General Education lab science requirement or toward a major, minor, or concentration in the Department of Biological and Chemical Sciences or the Department of Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics. Prerequisites: BIO 201 and BIO 202 with Labs or BIO 321. (Offered alternate years)

BIO 323
Exercise Physiology [Lecture] (3.0)

This course teaches the principles of physiology as applied to exercise. It is required for Physical Education majors but cannot be applied toward the General Education lab science requirement or toward a major, minor, or concentration in the Department of Biological and Chemical Sciences or the Department of Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics. Prerequisites: BIO 201 and BIO 202 with Labs or BIO 321. (Offered alternate years)

BIO 331
Introduction to Biological Research [Lecture] (2.0)
(Liberal Arts)
This course will provide the opportunity for the student to gain experience in reading and analyzing scientific literature, experimental design, and in writing a research proposal. This proposal may then serve as a starting point for required senior research project. Prerequisites: BIO 111 with Lab, BIO 112 with Lab, and BIO 260. (Offered on demand)

BIO 340
Selected Topics in Biology [Laboratory] (1.0)
(Liberal Arts)
Current problems and research areas in biology are studied. This lab is offered at the discretion of the instructor per announcement/catalog listing. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (Offered alternate years).

BIO 340
Selected Topics in Biology [Lecture] (1.0-3.0)
(Liberal Arts)
Current problems and research areas in biology are studied. May be supplemented with a one-hour laboratory, per current announcement/catalog listing. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (Offered alternate years).

BIO 350
Structured Study [Lecture] (1.0-3.0)
(Liberal Arts)
Approved advanced topics in biology are researched. May be repeated with different topics. (Offered on demand)

BIO 401
Developmental Biology [Laboratory] (1.0)
(Liberal Arts)
A study of the fundamental aspects and mechanism of development will be conducted using a variety of study organisms. Gamete formation, fertilization, cleavage, etc. will be explored. Emphasis will be placed on both classical and molecular biological techniques. Prerequisites: BIO 111 with Lab and BIO 112 with Lab. BIO 320 recommended. Course fee applicable. (Offered on demand)

BIO 401
Developmental Biology [Lecture] (3.0)
(Liberal Arts)
This course focuses on plant and animal embryonic development, from molecules to gross structural level. Included are such topics as induction, regulation, and differentiation. Lectures, discussion, and laboratory are utilized. Prerequisites: BIO 111 with Lab and BIO 112 with Lab. BIO 320 recommended. (Offered on demand)

BIO 420
Cell Biology [Laboratory] (1.0)
(Liberal Arts)
Cell biology lab emphasizes the use of tissue culture and aseptic techniques. Open-ended experiments include Rous sarcoma virus infection of chick fibroblasts, chlamydia infection of HeLa cells, epiflourescents microscopy of subcellular organelles, karyotyping of peripheral blood lymphocytes, digitized image analysis with digital camera and video camera, and transfection of plasmid DNA into tissue-cultured cells. Students learn to work independently in the laboratory, to prepare their own reagents, and to develop their own laboratory protocols. Prerequisites: BIO 111 with Lab and BIO 112 with Lab. Course fee applicable. (Offered alternate years)

BIO 420
Cell Biology [Lecture] (3.0)
(Liberal Arts)
This course emphasizes the structure and function of eukaryotic cells. Discussion begins with the structure and function of membranes, moves to the cytoskeleton and intracellular sorting and compartmentalization, regulation of cell growth and division, cell junctions, cell adhesion and chemical signaling, and concludes with the initiation and development of cancer. Prerequisites: BIO 111 with Lab and BIO 112 with Lab. Recommended: BCH 305 or permission of instructor. (Offered alternate years)

BIO 450
Internship [Practicum] (3.0-6.0)
(Liberal Arts)
This internship provides the opportunity to gain practical experience in a laboratory or field placement.

BIO 460
Biology Seminar: Upper Division [Lecture] (1.0)
(Liberal Arts)
Seniors will prepare curricular vitae and analyze current literature during this course. In addition, they will continue to refine their written and oral presentation skills. Scientific literature will be reviewed and current ethical issues will be addressed. Prerequisite: senior standing.

BIO 495
Independent Study in Biology [Independent Study] (1.0-3.0)
(Liberal Arts)
Independent study provides opportunity to pursue advanced or special-interest topics not covered in the curriculum. Prerequisites: 1. Junior standing. 2. A minimum of 9 semester hours in the discipline of the Independent Study. 3. A minimum grade point average of 2.50 in the discipline. 4. Proof of motivation and ability to work independently. 5. Approval of the department in which the study is to be taken. 6. Permission from the student's advisor, the course instructor, the Department Chair, the Academic Dean, and the Registrar.

BIO 498
Undergraduate Research [Independent Study] (1.0-3.0)
(Liberal Arts)
Students conduct laboratory research in biology under supervision of a faculty member. Permission of instructor is required. Guidelines for Independent Study apply. A written report is required. (May be repeated with new research.) Prerequisites: 1. Junior standing. 2. A minimum of 9 semester hours in the discipline of the Independent Study. 3. A minimum grade point average of 2.50 in the discipline. 4. Proof of motivation and ability to work independently. 5. Approval of the division in which the study is to be taken. 6. Permission from the student's advisor, the course instructor, the Division Chair, and the Registrar.


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The number in parentheses following the course title indicates the semester hours of credit assigned to the course.
An H following the course number indicates an honors level course.