Courses

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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.

Biology
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BIOL 1030
Human Biology [Course]

This comprehensive course considers all aspects of human anatomy and physiology at a level suitable for those who are not majoring in Biology. The structure and function of cells; tissues and organ systems are studied. The role that heredity, nutrition, disease, and other factors play in essential life processes are also considered. Prerequisite: high school biology or permission of instructor; BIOL 1030 Lab is to be taken concurrently.

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BIOL 1030
Human Biology [Laboratory]

Laboratory study helps to clarify and illustrate the major concepts of BIOL 1030 Course, which is to be taken concurrently. Course fee applicable. Some of the topics emphasized in the lab include experimental design using the scientific method, cellular processes such as diffusion and osmosis, replication, transcription and translation, the organization of the body including arrangement of internal organs, structures of the ear and eye, bones and muscles. Course fee applicable.

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BIOL 1040
Fundamentals of Life Science [Course]

The course is designed as a first science class for students preparing to take additional science courses or for students who need a general overview of topics in biology. 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, genetics, some human biology and selected current topics in biology. Appropriate for general education, elementary education and nursing.

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BIOL 1040
Fundamentals of Life Science [Laboratory]

Laboratory work illustrates the major topics of BIO 104, which is to be taken concurrently. Experiments and demonstrations will provide the student with hands on experience covering a variety of topics discussed during lecture. Course fee applicable.

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BIOL 1100
Introduction to the Health Sciences [Course]

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.

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BIOL 1110
General Biology I [Course]

This course is the first of the sequential foundational courses intended for biology and science majors. It covers the chemical processes of life, cellular organization and function, heredity, and molecular genetics. Prerequisite: high school biology

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BIOL 1110
General Biology I [Laboratory]

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

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BIOL 1120
General Biology II [Course]

This course is the second of the sequential foundational courses intended for biology and science majors. It covers the taxonomy of Bacteria, Protists, Fungi, Plants, and Animals. Animal systems will also be introduced. Prerequisites: BIOL 1110

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BIOL 1120
General Biology II [Laboratory]

Laboratory work illustrates the major concepts of BIOL 1120, which is to be taken concurrently. Course fee applicable.

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BIOL 1130
General Biology III [Course]

General Biology III is a topical survey covering basic knowledge in the areas of Plant Biology, Ecology, Evolution and Bioinformatics. Specific coverage of topics will include: plant anatomy and physiology, primary and secondary succession, population and community ecology, conservation biology, mechanisms of evolution and the intersection of science and the Christian world view, bioinformatics and the use of technology in Biology. Some discussion of ethical issues relating to these topics will be included as part of the course. Students may take this course out of sequence (prior to taking BIOL 1110 or BIOL1120) provided that they have had a high school Biology class or the equivalent.

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BIOL 1130
General Biology III [Laboratory]

Laboratory experience will focus on training students to design quality experiments using sound scientific method, to gather data into a meaningful format that can then be communicated both orally and in written form. Studies in water quality and macroinvertebrate analysis at two different locations in the Rochester area will be conducted. Additional experiments will include use of biotechnology to transform plant tissue for further analysis, study of plant adaptations, studies of closed aquarium systems and modeling evolutionary process through mutagenesis. To be taken concurrently with BIOL1130 lecture. Course fee applicable.

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BIOL 1500
Human Nutrition [Course/Lab]

This lecture course presents information on nutrients, their use by the body, and their relationship to human health.

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BIOL 2000
Introduction to Environmental Science [Course]

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. (Offered alternate years)

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BIOL 2000
Introduction to Environmental Science [Laboratory]

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)

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BIOL 2010
Human Anatomy and Physiology I [Course]

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: CHEM 1140 or 1110 recommended

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BIOL 2010
Human Anatomy and Physiology I [Laboratory]

Laboratory studies illustrate principles presented in BIOL 2010. Course fee applicable.

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BIOL 2020
Human Anatomy & Physiology II [Course]

This course is a continuation of BIOL 2010. It includes a study of the endocrine, blood, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, reproductive, and digestive systems. Prerequisites: BIOL 1040 with Lab or BIOL 1110 with Lab.

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BIOL 2020
Human Anatomy & Physiology II [Laboratory]

Laboratory studies illustrate principles presented in BIOL 2020. Course fee applicable.

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BIOL 2040
Plant Biology [Course/Lab]

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: BIOL 1110 and BIOL 1110 Lab or permission of instructor. Course fee applicable. (Offered on demand)

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BIOL 2140
Medical Terminology [Course]

This course introduces medical words and terms through an analysis of their construction, including prefix, suffix, root, connecting and combining forms. Medical meanings applicable to the structure, function and diseases of the human body are stressed. This course is appropriate for students who are pursuing any health profession career. Extensive use of online learning tools will enhance the face to face learning environment. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or permission of the instructor.

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BIOL 2310
Introduction to Research and Scientific Communication [Course]

This course will provide the opportunity to critically examine and critique primary scientific literature, to communicate the implications of the work through verbal and written methods, and prepare students for research in the biological or chemical sciences. Prerequisite: BIOL 1110 and 1120 sequence or CHEM 1110 and 1120 sequence with a minimum grade of C- in each course.

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BIOL 3000
Selected Topics in Biology [Course]

Current problems and research areas in biology are studied. May be supplemented with a one-hour laboratory, per current announcement/catalog listing. Prerequisites: permission of instructor. (Offered alternate years).

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BIOL 3000
Selected Topics in Biology [Laboratory]

Current problems and research areas in biology are studied. May be supplemented with a one-hour laboratory, per current announcement/catalog listing. Prerequisites: permission of instructor. (Offered alternate years).

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BIOL 3010
Microbiology [Course]

This course surveys the diversity, structure, function, nutrition, and metabolism of microorganisms with a focus on infectious diseases. Prerequisites: BIOL 1110 with Lab, CHEM 1140 with Lab or sophomore standing with 100 level BIO with Lab.

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BIOL 3010
Microbiology [Laboratory]

Laboratory work illustrates the major concepts of BIOL 3010, which is to be taken concurrently. Course fee applicable.

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BIOL 3020
Genetics [Course]

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: BIOL 1110 with Lab and BIOL 1120 with Lab.

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BIOL 3020
Genetics [Laboratory]

Laboratory studies emphasize bacterial genetics and current recombinant DNA technology. Experiments include yeast transformation and analysis, PCR techniques, Southern blotting, plasmid isolation, and mapping. Genetic model organisms utilized include: plants, bacteria, phage, and yeast. Corequisite: BIOL 3020 Lecture. Course fee applicable. Prerequisites: BIOL 1110 with Lab and BIOL 1120 with Lab.

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BIOL 3060
Immunology [Course]

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: BIOL 1110 with Lab and BIOL 1120 with Lab. (Offered alternate years)

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BIOL 3060
Immunology [Laboratory]

Lab: 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: BIOL 1110 with Lab and BIOL 1120 with Lab.

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BIOL 3200
Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates [Course]

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: BIOL 1110 with Lab and BIOL 1120 with Lab.

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BIOL 3200
Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates [Laboratory]

The lab will enhance/supplement material covered in class by providing the student with opportunity to visually and manually apply the information 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: BIOL 1110 with Lab and BIOL 1120 with Lab.

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BIOL 3210
Physiology [Course]

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: BIOL 1110 with Lab, BIOL 1120 with Lab, and BIOL 3200. (Offered alternate years)

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BIOL 3210
[Laboratory]

The laboratory experience is designed to illustrate the concepts of the BIOL 3210 course taken concurrently. Prerequisites: BIOL 1110 with Lab, BIOL 1120 with Lab, and BIOL 3200. (Offered alternate years)

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BIOL 3230
Exercise Physiology [Course]

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: BIOL 2010 and BIOL 2020 with Labs or BIOL 3210. (Offered alternate years)

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BIOL 3230
Physiology [Laboratory]

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: BIOL 2010 and BIOL 2020 with Labs or BIOL 3210. (Offered alternate years)

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BIOL 4010
Developmental Biology [Course]

This course examines developmental patterns and processes on an embryonic and genetic level. A variety of organisms will be examined, focusing on plant and animal development. (Offered on demand) Prerequisites: BIOL 1110 with Lab and BIOL 1120 with Lab. BIOL 3200 recommended.

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BIOL 4010
Developmental Biology [Laboratory]

Laboratory work illustrates the major concepts of BIOL 4010, which is to be taken concurrently. Student projects and presentations will be a major component of the lab. Course fee applicable. Prerequisites: BIOL 1110 with Lab and BIOL 1120 with Lab. BIOL 3200 recommended.

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BIOL 4200
Cell Biology [Course]

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: BIOL 1110 with Lab and BIOL 1120 with Lab. Recommended: BCHE 3050 or permission of instructor. (Offered alternate years)

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BIOL 4200
Cell Biology [Laboratory]

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: BIOL 1110 with Lab and BIOL 1120 with Lab. Course fee applicable. (Offered alternate years)

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BIOL 4200
Cell Biology [Lecture]

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: BIOL 1110 with Lab and BIOL 1120 with Lab. Recommended: BCHE 3050 or permission of instructor. (Offered alternate years)

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BIOL 4500
Internship [Practicum]

This internship provides the opportunity to gain practical experience in a laboratory or field placement.

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BIOL 4600
Biology Seminar:Upper Division [Course]

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

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BIOL 4950
Independent Study in Biology [Independent Study]

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 School Dean, and the Registrar.

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BIOL 4980
Undergraduate Research [Course]

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 Biology/Biochemistry 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 Department Chair, and the Registrar

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BIOM 3600
Microbiology:Mechanisms of Microbial Disease [Course]

Course focus will be on mechanisms by which microbes infect humans and cause disease, exploring the cellular and molecular pathways used by bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses. Primary literature will be used to examine current microbial research areas. Prerequisites : BIOL 1110, BIOL 1120, CHEM 1110, CHEM 112

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BIOM 3600
Microbiology:Mechanisms of Microbial Disease [Laboratory]

Laboratory studies will focus on microbial techniques (aseptic transfer, cultivating microbes, and microscope use), biochemical tests and physical factors, and unknown microbe identification. Data collection, interpretation, analysis, and presentation will be stressed. (course fee applicable)

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BIOM 4300
Gross Anatomy & Pathology [Course/Lab]

Students in this course will examine the structures of the human body, learn how those structures contribute to the basic functions of the organ systems, and become familiar with common diseases of each system, that will form the basic foundation for an education in the health sciences. The class will use a biweekly lecture and discussion format, and histological examinations, to introduce the cell types, the tissues they comprise, and the organs and organ systems of the body and will proceed using cadaver dissection guided by simulation software to explore the structures of the body by region. The cadaver investigation will start with the skin, muscles and nerves of the back, and progress to shoulder, arm, knee, hip, and leg, the muscles of the thorax, followed by the organs and structures of the abdominopelvic and thoracic cavities. Prerequisites : BIOL 1120; CHEM 2110 (course fee applicable)

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BIOM 4500
Biomedical Sciences Internship [Practicum]

This internship provides the opportunity to gain practical experience in a laboratory or field placement.

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BIOM 4980
Undergraduate Research [Course]

Students have the opportunity to conduct research under the supervision of a faculty member. A written report is required. 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, and the Registrar. The course may be repeated.

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