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BIOL-100

Fundamentals of Biology

Credit(s): 4

This introductory course provides a general overview of evolution, the five kingdoms, DNA, cell structure, genetics, and human systems. BIOL 100 is designed to give non-biology majors a better understanding and appreciation of the living world. It is not intended as a preparation for BIOL 115 or BIOL 175. Upon completion of BIOL 115 or BIOL 175, BIOL 100 will count as elective science credits only and will not satisfy core lab science credits. This course may not be accepted as fulfilling biology course requirements for biology majors or some medical programs. Students should get clearance from their prospective transfer institution prior to taking this course. This course satisfies a laboratory science course requirement for the A.S., A.A., and A.A.S. degrees except after completing BIOL 115 or BIOL 175. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Corequisites: BIOL-100L

BIOL-101

Forestry Orientation

Credit(s): 1

BIOL 101 is an introduction to forestry and related natural resources management professions. Students will explore various career opportunities in natural resource management. This course does not fulfill a lab science requirement for an associate degree. Lecture: 1 hour per week

BIOL-105

Health Talk Seminar Series

Credit(s): 1

This course is a seven evening exploration into conditions which affect our health and well being. It is presented in a seminar fashion with questions and answers following a presentation by guest speakers. Seven topics will be selected from subjects such as depression, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity, arthritis, Parkinson's disease, food allergies, asthma, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, eye disorders, back problems, and sinus conditions. Lecture: 14 hours per semester

BIOL-115

Introduction to Life Sciences

Credit(s): 4

BIOL 115 is an introduction to the fundamental principles that govern living organisms, including molecular biology, cell biology, homeostasis, reproduction, genetics, and evolution. Upon completion of BIOL 100 or BIOL 175, BIOL 115 will count as elective science credits only and will not satisfy core lab science credits. It satisfies a laboratory science course requirement for the A.S., and A.A., degrees. Lecture: 4 hours per week Recommended: One year high school biology or chemistry
Corequisites: BIOL-115L

BIOL-170

Introductory Foods

Credit(s): 3

This course will cover the composition of food and the chemical and biological changes that occur in food preparation. Lecture: 3 hours per week

BIOL-170L

Introductory Foods Lab

Credit(s): 1

This is a lab setting to explore the composition of food and the chemical and biological properties that occur in food preparation. Lab: 2 hours per week

BIOL-175

Human Biology

Credit(s): 4

This introductory course provides a general overview of the structure, function, healthy maintenance, and common diseases of the human body. BIOL 175 is designed to give the non-biology major a better understanding and appreciation of the human body. Upon completion of BIOL 100 or BIOL 115, BIOL 175 will count as elective science credits only and will not satisfy core lab science credits. This course may not be accepted as fulfilling the course requirements for some medical programs. Students should get clearance from their prospective transfer institution prior to taking the class. This course satisfies laboratory science course requirements for the A.A., A.S., and A.A.S. degrees except after completing BIOL 100 or BIOL 115. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Corequisites: BIOL-175L

BIOL-202

General Zoology

Credit(s): 4

This course presents a survey of the animal kingdom from invertebrates through the vertebrates. It includes classification, structure, physiology, histology, reproduction, embryology, and life histories of representative forms of the major animal groups and their relationship, application, and economic importance to man. This course is often required for students in medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, certain forestry options, medical technicians, and biology majors. Students should get clearance from their prospective transfer institution prior to taking this course to assure that it is a requirement. This course fulfills a laboratory science requirement for the A.S., A.A. and A.A.S. degrees. Lecture: 3 hours per week Recommended: BIOL 100 or BIOL 115
Corequisites: BIOL-202L

BIOL-203

General Botany

Credit(s): 4

BIOL 203 is an introduction to the plant kingdom starting with the bluegreen algae or cyanobacteria and progressing in an evolutionary fashion through gymnosperms and angiosperms. When possible, each group is related to the higher plants. The course is designed for individuals pursuing a degree in biology, botany, agriculture, or forestry, and for others interested in a survey of the plant kingdom. BIOL 203 satisfies a lab science course requirement for the A.S., A.A., and A.A.S. degrees. Lecture: 3 hours per week Recommended: BIOL 100 or BIOL 115
Corequisites: BIOL-203L

BIOL-207

Concepts in Human Nutrition

Credit(s): 3

BIOL 207 offers instruction in basic nutrition concepts, current nutritional controversies, and food selection for individual needs. Topics covered include carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, energy balance, vegetarian diets, product labels and additives, life cycle needs, and diets for athletes. Individual dietary habits will be closely examined through a self evaluation of personal diet studies. BIOL 207 provides important basic knowledge in making personal dietary decisions. This course does not fulfill a lab science requirement for an associate degree. Lecture: 3 hours per week

BIOL-221

Forest Ecology

Credit(s): 4

Forest Ecology is an introduction to the relationships among living and non-living components in the environment, including an examination of the processes which influence the distribution of plant and animal communities. This course exposes students to fundamental principles of ecology used in careers in natural resource management. It fulfills a science requirement for the A.A., A.S., and A.A.S. degree. This course is designed for forestry and biology majors with applications for pre-agriculture, zoology, environmental science, and botany disciplines. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete BIOL-115 with a grade of C- or better.
Corequisites: BIOL-221L

BIOL-227

Human Anatomy & Physiology I With Cadaver

Credit(s): 4

This course offers a homeostatic approach to the study of the human body from the level of the cell to organ systems with emphasis on normal structure and function, as well as selected physiological imbalances. Systems covered include integument, skeletal, muscular, and nervous. It is designed primarily for students enrolled in health-related fields. Human Anatomy and Physiology will give students a strong background in the fundamentals of structure and function of the body. All aspects of life processes will be covered in a manner that should interest students wishing to take a science elective, as well as those in the health-related areas. The laboratory sessions require preserved cat dissection and identification of anatomical structures on prosected cadaver. This course fulfills a laboratory science requirement for the A.S., A.A., and A.A.S. degrees. Lecture: 3 hours per week Recommended: BIOL-100 or BIOL-175
Corequisites: BIOL-227L

BIOL-228

Human Anatomy & Physiology II With Cadaver

Credit(s): 4

This course is a continuation of BIOL 227. Systems covered include cardiovascular, digestive, urinary, respiratory, and reproductive, as well as the sense organs and metabolism. It is designed for students enrolled in health-related fields. This course will give students a strong background in the fundamentals of the structure and function of the body. All aspects of life processes will be covered in a manner which should interest students wishing to take a science elective, as well as those in the health-related areas. The laboratory sessions require preserved cat dissection and identification of anatomical structures on prosected cadaver. It fulfills a laboratory science requirement for the A.A., A.S., and A.A.S. degrees. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete BIOL 227 with a minimum grade of C-.
Corequisites: BIOL-228L

BIOL-231

General Ecology

Credit(s): 4

This introductory course shows relationships between living and non living components of the environment. It examines the processes which influence the distribution of plant and animal communities. It provides an exposure to the fundamental principles of ecology in natural resource management. This course is designed for forestry and biology majors with applications for pre-agriculture, zoology, environmental science, and botany disciplines. This course fulfills a laboratory science requirement for the A.S., A.A., and A.A.S. degrees. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete BIOL-100 or BIOL-115 with a grade of C- or better.
Corequisites: BIOL-231L

BIOL-241

Systematic Botany

Credit(s): 4

BIOL 241 offers instruction in plant identification focusing on local gymnosperms and spring angiosperms using a recognized botanical key. The course includes field trips and plant collection. It is designed for students pursuing a degree in biology, botany, or forestry and for those interested in the identification of local plants. BIOL 241 fulfills a laboratory science requirement for the A.S., A.A., and A.A.S. degrees. Lecture: 2 hours per week Recommended: BIOL 100 or BIOL 115
Corequisites: BIOL-241L

BIOL-250

General Microbiology

Credit(s): 4

This course is an introductory survey of microorganisms emphasizing bacteria as examples of all microorganisms and as models for all living organisms/cells in regard to structure, physiology, and reproduction. This is a fairly rigorous lab course requiring attendance to cover various lab skills of media use, culturing, slide staining, use of lab materials, and processes relating to microorganisms. This course has applications to programs in life sciences, the medical health field, health sciences, agriculture, food industries, pharmaceutical industries, environmental science, and laboratory research. BIOL 250 satisfies a laboratory science course requirement for the A.S., A.A., and A.A.S. degrees. Lecture: 3 hours per week Recommended: BIOL 100 or BIOL 115; CHEM 101
Corequisites: BIOL-250L

BIOL-251

Principles of Range Resources Management

Credit(s): 2

BIOL 251 studies the development of range use, range resource management, rangeland vegetation types, current management issues, and the relationship of grazing use with other land uses and values. It does not satisfy a laboratory science requirement for an associate degree. Lecture: 2 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete BIOL-100 or BIOL-115 with a grade of C- or better.

BIOL-255

Microbial Diseases

Credit(s): 3

This course is a natural extension of any microbiology class emphasizing the principles of disease and epidemiology, microbial mechanisms of pathogenicity, nonspecific and specific defenses of the human host, and a survey of diseases from a human systematic approach. This course has applications to programs in life sciences, the medical health field, health sciences, agriculture, food industries, pharmaceutical industries, environmental science, and laboratory research. In exploring the scientific material, application will be made to the art, history, literature, human rights issues, religions and socioeconomics for a mature view of the human condition. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete BIOL-250 with a minimum grade of C-.

BIOL-260

Human Cadaver Prosection I

Credit(s): 2

Supervised cadaver dissections will follow the sequence of gross anatomy studies observed in BIOL-227 and BIOL-228. Dissections for the semester will begin with a review of previous cadaver dissections. Cadaver dissection sequencing will follow this general outline: torso, upper extremity, lower extremity, ventral cavities, head and neck, and finish with the dorsal cavities. Fall semester students will present a review of the muscle anatomy to the BIOL-227 students. This course is designed to improve competency in human gross anatomy. Lab: 3 hours per week

BIOL-261

Human Cadaver Prosection II

Credit(s): 2

Supervised cadaver dissections will follow the sequence of gross anatomy studies observed in BIOL-227 and BIOL-228. Dissections will begin with a review of previous cadaver dissections. Cadaver dissection sequencing will follow this general outline: torso, upper extremity, lower extremity, ventral cavities, head and neck, and finish with the dorsal cavities. Spring semester students will present a review of the vascular anatomy to the BIOL-228 students. This course is designed to improve competency in human gross anatomy. Lab: 3 hours per week

BIOL-290

Principles of Wildlife Biology

Credit(s): 2

This course introduces the principles of wildlife ecology including such topics as basic ecological laws, wildlife biology, and management of wildlife populations. This course does not satisfy a laboratory science requirement for an associate degree. Lecture: 2 hours per week Recommended: BIOL 202 or BIOL 203
Prerequisites: Complete BIOL-100 or BIOL-115 with a grade of C- or better.