Department of Biology

Biology Undergraduate Lower-Division Courses

Designed for the nonmajor. The introductory principles of biology stressing the relationships between man and the environment. Concepts include heredity, evolution, genetics, nutrition, physiology, and ecology. Satisfies the LAS natural science requirement. To be taken with BIOL 1060 to satisfy the LAS laboratory requirement. May not count as credit for the major. Fall, Spring. GT-SC1.

Introduction to scientific inquiry with special emphasis on the structure and function of cells, tissues, organs, and systems of the human biology.

Designed for the nonmajor. A course presenting basic information about factors influencing human nutritional requirements and food sources to meet them. Emphasis is on application of biological principles in the students’ own diets and lives. The course will include how to evaluate one’s own nutritional needs and the adequacy of personal diet. Satisfies the LAS Natural Science requirement. Spring. Summer. Approved for Compass Curriculum requirement: Explore-Physical and Natural World. Meets with HSCI 1060.

May be taken in conjunction with BIOL 1000 to satisfy the LAS science requirement and lab requirement. Approved for Compass Curriculum requirement: Explore-Physical and Natural World. GT-SC1.

A series of experiments designed primarily to illustrate basic concepts of cellular biology and to provide hands-on laboratory experience. Extended Studies offering.

A series of experiments designed primarily to illustrate basic concepts of plant and animal organisms and to provide hands-on laboratory experience. Extended Studies offering.

The lecture component of an integrated lecture-laboratory course that presents the diversity of prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms emphasizing structure, function, ecology, and evolution. Students must also register for the laboratory, BIOL 1310. Prer., High school biology and chemistry, or consent of instructor. Fall, Spring. GT-SC1.

The laboratory component of an integrated lecture-laboratory course that presents the diversity of prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms emphasizing structure, function, ecology, and evolution. Students must also register for the lecture, BIOL 1300. Prer., High school biology and chemistry, or consent of instructor. Fall, Spring.GT-SC1.

The lecture component of an integrated lecture-laboratory course that introduces concepts of the structure/function relationships among biological molecules, of cellular metabolism, and of genetics and molecular biology. Students must also register for the laboratory, BIOL 1360. Open to biology, chemistry, health sciences, and physics secondary education majors only. Approved for Compass Curriculum requirement: Explore-Physical and Natural World. Prer., CHEM 1401/1402 (formerly CHEM 1301 or CHEM 1030), and BIOL 1300/1310 (formerly BIOL 1200), or consent of instructor. GT-SC1.

The laboratory component of an integrated lecture-laboratory course that introduces concepts of the structure/function relationships among biological molecules, of cellular metabolism, and of genetics and molecular biology. Students must also register for the lecture, BIOL 1350. Open to biology, chemistry, health sciences, and physics secondary education majors only. Approved for Compass Curriculum requirement: Explore-Physical and Natural World. Prer., CHEM 1401/1402 (formerly CHEM 1301 or CHEM 1030), and BIOL 1300/1310 (formerly BIOL 1200), or consent of instructor. GT-SC1.

Introduction to physiological systems and mechanisms that allow humans to tolerate hot, cold, high altitude, micro-gravity, and deep-sea environments.  Approved for LAS Natural Science area requirement. Fall. Prer., High school algebra.

Part 1. Lecture and lab. A comprehensive study of the structure and function of the human body. Covers basic anatomical terminology, cells, tissues, and the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscle, and nervous. Fall. Approved for Compass Curriculum requirement: Explore-Physical and Natural World. Prer., BIOL 1010 or BIOL 1300/1310 (formerly BIOL 1200); CHEM 1201 or CHEM 1401/1402 (formerly CHEM 1301); or admitted as a nursing prep student.

Part 2. Lecture and lab. A comprehensive study of the sense organs, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. Spring. Prer., BIOL 2010. Approved for Compass Curriculum requirement: Explore-Physical and Natural World.

Presentation of the basic aspects of microbiology within a broad biological perspective. Subject matter will include microbiological concepts and methodology; a survey of the distinguishing properties of microorganisms based on structural-functional relationships: introduction to growth, metabolism, genetics, and ecology. Fall. Spring. MUST ALSO REGISTER FOR BIOL 2130 – MICROBIOLOGY LAB. Prer., BIOL 1300/1310 (formerly BIOL 1200) or BIOL 2010; BIOL 1350/1360 (formerly BIOL 1210) or BIOL 2020; CHEM 1201 or CHEM 1401/1402 (formerly CHEM 1301); CHEM 1211 or CHEM 1411/1412 (formerly CHEM 1311).

An introductory level course for students preparing for health science careers. Emphasis will be on the variety of biological and environmental factors which influence nutritional needs and nutritional status. The role of nutrients in energy metabolism and physiology will also be covered. The course will also focus on the educational role of the health service provider. Each student will do a detailed analysis of his or her own diet. Fall. Interim. Prer., BIOL 1350/1360 (formerly BIOL 1210) or CHEM 1201 or CHEM 1401/1402 (formerly CHEM 1301 or CHEM 1030). Meets with HSCI 2070.

BMUST BE TAKEN IN CONJUNCTION WITH BIOL 2030. A series of laboratory experiments designed to illustrate the basic concepts of microbiology with hands-on experience. Fall, Spring. Prer., BIOL 1300/1310 (formerly BIOL 1200) or BIOL 2010; BIOL 1350/1360 (formerly BIOL 1210) or BIOL 2020; CHEM 1201 or CHEM 1401/1402 (formerly CHEM 1301 or CHEM 1030); CHEM 1211 or CHEM 1411/1412 (formerly CHEM 1311 or CHEM 1060).

An introduction to plant biology, including plant anatomy, development, diversity, physiology, reproduction, and genetic modifications. The importance of plants for food, fuel, and medicines will also be discussed. Prer., BIOL 1200 or BIOL 1300/1310, BIOL 1210 or BIOL 1350/1360.

 
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