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General Education - Biology

BIO 100 – Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology (5 credits)
This course provides students with an introduction to the basic concepts of anatomy and physiology. It includes organization, classification and control of anatomical structures and an introduction to the major body systems. The course covers some medical terminology and introduces some concepts from chemistry, and biochemistry. This course is intended for non-science majors or entry level allied health majors.

BIOL& 160 – General Biology (5 credits)
Students explore the basic biological principles that describe and explain the nature of life. Topics include cell biology, molecular biology (including basic biochemistry and DNA structure and function), metabolism, and genetics. Students practice skills in both the classroom and the laboratory through formats such as group exercises, laboratory activities, quizzes, and exams.

BIOL& 260 – Microbiology (5 credits)
Microbiology is a comprehensive course introducing classification, structure, and function of microbes. Focus includes disease causing bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and fungi. The role of these microorganisms in nature, environmental impact, and health applications is covered. Laboratory is an integral component, which includes training on microscope, slide prep, aseptic technique transfer/inoculation of bacteria, and use of various media to select, isolate, and characterize organisms. Prerequisite: Completion of BIOL& 160, General Biology, with a 2.0 GPA or higher.

BIOL& 241 – Human Anatomy and Physiology I (5 credits)
This is the first of two classes designed for students who want to enter professional health care programs. It is the study of the gross anatomy and functioning of the human body. Covers body organization, cellular structure and function, fundamentals of chemistry and the physiology, structure and function of all the body systems. Lab includes microscopic tissue studies, dissection, work with ADAM software, and physiology projects related to the systems studied. Prerequisite: Completion of BIOL& 160, General Biology, with a 2.0 GPA or higher.

This class covers:
Tissues and Simple Organs (Glands and Membranes)
Skeletal System and Articulations
Nervous System

  • Nervous Tissue
  • Central Nervous System (brain and spinal cord)
  • Peripheral Nervous System

Motor (somatic and autonomic)
Sensory (general and special [sight, hearing, etc.])
Muscle System

BIOL& 242 – Human Anatomy and Physiology II (5 credits)
This is the second to two classes designed for students who want to enter professional health care programs. It is a study of the gross anatomy and functioning of the human body. Covers body organization, cellular structure and function, fundamentals of chemistry and the physiology, structure and function of all the body systems. Lab includes microscopic tissue studies, dissection, work with ADAM software, and physiology projects related to the systems studies. Prerequisite: BIOL& 241, Human Anatomy and Physiology I, with a 2.0 GPA or higher.

This class covers:
The Endocrine System
The Cardiovascular System

  • The Heart
  • Vessels
  • Blood, Lymph organs and the Immune System

The Respiratory System
The Urinary System and Body Fluids
The Digestive System
Reproduction and Early Development