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Biological Science

Course Descriptions

BIO 101 Biology 4-2-5
This course is designed to provide each student with an understanding and appreciation of the diversity of living things and their cell structure, chemistry, genetics, evolution, and ecological relationships.

BIO 105 Introductory Conservation Biology 3-0-3
This course involves a study of the earth’s ecosystems and biodiversity as well as historical and current human impacts on these systems. The importance of conserving the earth’s biodiversity is also discussed.

BIO 105H Introductory Conservation Biology Honors 3-0-3
This course involves a study of the earth’s ecosystems and biodiversity as well as historical and current human impacts on these systems. The importance of conserving the earth’s biodiversity is also discussed. Honors sections of Conservation Biology stress critical thinking and analytical writing. Prerequisite: Student must meet criteria for admission to Honors program. (IN)

BIO 150 General Zoology 4-2-5
This course involves a comparative study of animal life and the anatomical adaptations that enable animals to inhabit nearly all ecological niches. Extensive lab work and some field trips are required.

BIO 151 Introductory Plant Biology 4-2-5
This course examines general biological principles with emphasis on the structures, reproduction, and ecology of seed plants. Course includes lab work and field trips.

BIO 205 Human Anatomy 3-2-4
Human Anatomy is a general study of the structure and function of the human body and considers all major organ systems. Significant laboratory work is required to identify various systems of the human body by flag-spotting. Dissection is included in this course.

BIO 206 Microbiology 3-2-4
This course studies the role of bacteria and other microorganisms in nature. The principles of the subject can be related to agriculture, domestic science, and nursing. Extensive lab work is required. Students perform simple, Gram, and special stain procedures on bacteria. Prerequisite: BIO 205 or instructor approval.

BIO 209 Physiology 3-2-4
This course studies metabolic functions of the cell; diffusion physiology; and the nervous, muscular, respiratory, digestive, excretory, reproductive, and endocrine systems. Physiology lab is a very important part of this course. Prerequisite: BIO 205 or instructor approval.

BIO 299: Special Studies in Biology (1 to 6)-0-(1 to 6)
This course will consist of specialized study in areas of the department, which are not covered in-depth in courses already offered. Students may take no more than three Special Studies courses in any one discipline. (IN)