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A "T" located to the left of the available semester indicates transfer to Murray State University, Southeast Missouri State University, and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale as per articulation agreements. These courses will also transfer to most public four-year institutions in the state of Illinois.


BIO 111 INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY

T L1 900L Fall/Spring/Summer

This course introduces the student to the levels of organism complexity. The chemical basis of life, cellular structure and processes, and the anatomy and physiology of plants and animals will be studied. Tissues and organ systems of the human body will be emphasized.

Credit: 4 hours - Three lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Basics of College Reading and Writing-ENG 047or placement test score equivalents


BIO 115 HUMAN BIOLOGY

T L1 904L Fall/Spring

This course is an introduction to the study of the structure and function of the human body. This course includes laboratory experience and lecture concepts examining topics such as the molecules of life, bonding, acid/base chemistry of body fluids, cellular metabolism, cell structure and function, tissues, an introduction of the structure and function of organ systems, DNA, genetic diseases, biotechnology and its application and impact of society. Credit: 5 hours - Four lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Basics of College Reading and Writing-ENG 047or placement test score equivalents


BIO 210 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN ANATOMY

T Fall/Spring/Summer

The structure of the cells, tissues, and organs that make up the systems of the human body are systematically studied. Study of tissues and systems is augmented through microscopic study of prepared slides and the dissection and study of homologous systems of other mammals.

Credit: 4 hours - Three lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Human Biology-BIO 115 with a grade of "C" or better


BIO 211 ECOLOGY

T L1 905 Fall/Spring

Ecology is the study of relationships of organisms to each other and their environment. The ecology of individual organisms, populations, communities, and habitat types will be studied. Current ecological problems will also be addressed through reading articles from recent periodicals.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


BIO 212 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

T Fall/Spring/Summer

The structure and function of organs and systems will be systematically surveyed. Discussions will provide a basic overview of the gross as well as the cellular and sub-cellular components of the human body. The course is an introduction and may benefit disciplines, including but not limited to those in the medical administrative assistant program, massage therapy, and physical education. This course is abbreviated, yet all systems presented are discussed in depth.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


BIO 213 BOTANY

T L1 901L Spring (odd years)

This course is an introduction to plant biology. Basic principles of plant structure, development, physiology, and reproduction are emphasized. Consideration is also given to plant genetics, classification, evolution, and ecology. Credit: 4 hours - Three lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


BIO 214 FIELD BIOLOGY

T Fall/Spring

This course is designed to introduce the student to local organisms and ecosystems. A variety of communities will be examined in the field. Identification, ecology, and interrelationships of organisms will be stressed, as well as human uses and influences on each system.

Credit: 2 hours - One lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None.

Note: Parts of this course are physically strenuous.


BIO 215 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY

T Fall/Spring

Human physiology is the scientific basis for understanding the proper function of the human body. The course of study relates the structure of the organs and systems of the human body in relation to their proper functions. Topics discussed include the physical and chemical composition of the body, genetics, membrane transport, electrolyte balance, and organ systems. Anatomical references will be used. Homeostatic mechanisms are integrated into the study of each system. The course is designed to benefit students of biology, health care disciplines, and physical education.

Credit: 4 hours - Three lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Introduction to Human Anatomy-BIO 210 with a grade of "C" or better


BIO 216 SURVEY OF THE ANIMAL KINGDOM T L1 902L Spring

This course studies the basic principles of the structure, physiology, life cycles, taxonomy, ecology, and evolution of invertebrate and vertebrate animals.

Credit: 4 hours - Three lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Introduction to Biology-BIO 111 or Human Biology-BIO 115 or a strong background in high school biology.


BIO 217 INTRODUCTORY FISHERIES SCIENCE

Fall

This course is designed to give the student a broad general overview of fisheries management. The biology, classification, behavior, and economic importance of fish and selected aquatic invertebrates will be studied. Emphasis will be placed on current principles and techniques of inland fisheries management and aquaculture. Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Introduction to Biology-BIO 111 or Human Biology-BIO 115


BIO 218 INTRODUCTION TO MICROBIOLOGY

T NUR 905/CLS 905 Fall/Spring/Summer

This is an introductory course in the study of the structure, physiology, cultivation, identification, and control of microorganisms. Special emphasis will be given to the human immune system and those microorganisms which are of medical or environmental importance. This course is suitable for students of biology, nursing and food service programs, pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, veterinary science, respiratory therapy, medical technology, and environmental engineers.

Credit: 4 hours - Three lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Introduction to Biology-BIO 111 or Human Biology-BIO 115 with a grade of "C" or better.


BIO 219 WEST INDIAN FIELD BIOLOGY

T Spring (alternate)

This course is designed to introduce a student to tropical organisms and ecosystems, both marine and terrestrial. A variety of communities will be examined in the field. Identification, ecology, and interrelationships of organisms will be stressed, as well as human uses and influences on each system.

Credit: 2 hours - One lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Introduction to Biology - BIO 111 or Human Biology-BIO 115 or equivalent.

Note: Parts of this course are often physically strenuous.


BIO 220 NEO-TROPICAL ECOLOGY

T Spring (alternate)

This course will examine the ecology of neo-tropical systems, both terrestrial and aquatic. Rain forest and coral reef ecology will be stressed. The scope of this course includes a discussion of human ecology as it relates to neo-tropical systems as well as contemporary problems in human ecology from articles found in periodicals. Evolution of ecological systems and populations are covered.

Credit: 2 hours - One lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Introduction to Biology-BIO 111 or Human Biology-BIO 115


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