Course Descriptions

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BIOL-100

Fundamentals of Biology

Credit(s): 4

This 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. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Corequisites: BIOL-100L

BIOL-101

Forestry Orientation

Credit(s): 1

This course is an introduction to forestry and related natural resources management professions. Students will explore various career opportunities in natural resource management. Lecture: 1 hour per week

BIOL-115

Introduction to Life Sciences

Credit(s): 4

This course is an introduction to the fundamental principles that govern living organisms, including molecular biology, cell biology, homeostasis, reproduction, genetics, and evolution. Lecture: 3 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 course 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 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. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Corequisites: BIOL-175L

BIOL-207

Concepts in Human Nutrition

Credit(s): 3

This course 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. Lecture: 3 hours per week

BIOL-221

Forest Ecology

Credit(s): 4

This course 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. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: BIOL-115
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 a prosected cadaver. 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 gives 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 a prosected cadaver. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: BIOL-227
Corequisites: BIOL-228L

BIOL-231

General Ecology

Credit(s): 4

This 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. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: BIOL-100 or BIOL-115
Corequisites: BIOL-231L

BIOL-251

Principles of Range Resources Management

Credit(s): 2

This course 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. Lecture: 2 hours per week
Prerequisites: BIOL-100 or BIOL-115

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

This course includes supervised cadaver dissections that 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

This course includes supervised cadaver dissections that 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. Lecture: 2 hours per week
Prerequisites: BIOL-100 or BIOL-115
Recommended: BIOL-202 or BIOL-203