2006-07 Catalog Archive (Archived July 31, 2006)

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Course Descriptions

BIO103
Human Anatomy and Physiology Survey
Overview of human anatomy and physiology designed for non-science majors. Emphasis on the relationships between the structures and functions in each body system as well as the interrelationships among all body systems in the maintenance of homeostasis. Laboratory work complements and reinforces lecture materials. 4 Credits (3 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): MTH004 or Placement by Examination. Corequisite(s): ENL111.

BIO107
Diversity of Life
A one-semester course for non-science majors that examines the different forms of life on earth. Topics include physical, chemical, and mathematical laws that prescribe and limit forms of life; strategies for categorizing organisms; cell diversity; characteristics of major phyla; and the implications of the loss of biodiversity. The laboratory component involves dissection, experimentation, taxonomy, and study of the means by which biological information is acquired and shared. (Student will not receive credit for both BIO107 and BIO113, General Biology I.) 4 Credits (3 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): ENL111 and RDG111 and Placement by Examination or ENL111 and Placement by Examination.

BIO111
Basic Botany
Fundamentals of plant science, plant anatomy, physiology, taxonomy, reproduction, and genetics. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab)

BIO113
General Biology I
A cellular and molecular approach to the study of the fundamental processes of life. Topics include the philosophical underpinnings of the scientific method, inorganic and organic chemistry of life, cellular structure and function, nucleic acid structure and function, and Mendelian and molecular genetics. Successful completion of recent high school biology and chemistry courses is highly recommended. 4 Credits (3 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): Placement by Examination or ENL001 and Placement by Examination or MTH004 and Placement by Examination or RDG111.

BIO115
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Medically oriented study of the structure and function of the human body, using homeostasis as a unifying concept. Topics include the skeletal, muscular, endocrine, integumentary, and reproductive systems with pertinent pathology discussion. Competency in these topics is demonstrated through oral discussion, written tests, and laboratory practical examinations. Intended for students specializing in health-related and science programs. 4 Credits (3 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): Placement by Examination or MTH005. Corequisite(s): ENL111.

BIO123
General Biology II
Study of the fundamental processes of life with emphasis on evolution, structure, function, and the interrelationships of organisms. Topics include evolutionary theories; structural and functional study of viruses; monerans, protists, fungi, plants, and animals; animal behavior; and ecological interactions. 4 Credits (3 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): BIO113.

BIO125
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Medically oriented study of the structure and function of the human body, using homeostasis as a unifying concept. Topics include the nervous, cardiovascular, lymphatic, circulatory, immune, respiratory, and digestive systems with pertinent pathology discussion. Competency in these topics is demonstrated through oral discussion, written tests, and laboratory practical examinations. Intended for students specializing in health-related and science programs. 4 Credits (3 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): BIO115.

BIO201
Microbiology
Biology of microorganisms (bacteria, rickettsiae, fungi, protozoa, helminthes) and viruses. Overview of the natural and applied roles of microorganisms and applications to the human. 4 Credits (3 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): BIO113 or BIO115.

BIO208
Ecology
Basic principles of the relationships between plants and animals and their environments. Topics include physical factors, energy and chemical cycles in the ecosystems; population and community characteristics; ecological succession; and aquatic and terrestrial ecology. Emphasis on local terrestrial and aquatic environments. 4 Credits (3 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): BIO103 or BIO113 or BIO115 or BIO201.

BIO210
Genetics
Overview of the major concepts of modern genetics, designed for the undergraduate biology major. Topics include classical (Mendellian) genetics, molecular and cell biology, and population genetics. College-level chemistry strongly recommended. 3 Credits (3 Lecture - 0 Lab) Prerequisite(s): BIO123 and MTH160 or BIO125 and MTH160.

BIO213
Human Cellular and Molecular Biology
This course uses a cellular and molecular approach to study the fundamental processes of life. Lecture topics underscore the concept that the behavior and interactions of molecules and cells are the foundation of modern medicine. Lecture topics include the scientific method, protein synthesis, metabolism, molecular genetics, evolution, electrical properties of membranes, cell division, and cell communication. The emphasis of the laboratory is to provide examples of clinical application of cellular and molecular biology: molecular mechanisms of medications, diagnostic and laboratory testing, and the manifestation of genetic abnormalities. This course is restricted to students in the Physician Assistant major. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): BIO125 and CHM111 and ENL111 and MTH158 or BIO125 and CHM111 and ENL111 and MTH160 or BIO125 and CHM111 and ENL111 and MTH180.

BIO241
Medical Microbiology for PA Students
This course utilizes concepts of microbiology to introduce students to the biology of clinically important microorganisms. Emphasis will be placed on mechanisms of pathogenesis of these organisms, host defense responses, strategies of infection control and development of microbiological laboratory techniques. This course is restricted to students in the Physician Assistant major. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): BIO125.