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BIOL  1322  Nutrition and Diet Therapy

This course introduces general nutritional concepts in health and disease and includes practical applications of that knowledge.  Special emphasis is given to nutrients and nutritional processes including functions, food sources, digestion, absorption, and metabolism.  Food safety, availability, and nutritional information including food labels, advertising, and nationally established guidelines are addressed.  3 credit hours.  (A)

 

BIOL  1323  Nutrition and Diet Therapy II

Applications of nutrition principles and techniques of nutrition care for healthy individuals and patients/clients at nutritional risk.  Nutrition risk screening, interviewing/counseling methods, diet evaluation, basic diet calculations, and documentation. 3 credit hours.  (A)

 

BIOL  1406  Biology for Science Majors I

Lecture: Fundamental principles of living organisms will be studied, including physical and chemical properties of life, organization, function, evolutionary adaptation, and classification. Concepts of cytology, reproduction, genetics, and scientific reasoning are included. Lab: Laboratory activities will reinforce the fundamental principles of living organisms, including physical and chemical properties of life, organization, function, evolutionary adaptation, and classification. Study and examination of the concepts of cytology, reproduction, genetics, and scientific reasoning are included. Lab required. Prerequisite: Meet TSI standard for MATH 0405, and TSI college-readiness standard for Reading and Writing; or equivalent. 4 credit hours. (A)

 

BIOL  1407  Biology for Science Majors II

Lecture: The diversity and classification of life will be studied, including animals, plants, protists, fungi, and prokaryotes. Special emphasis will be given to anatomy, physiology, ecology, and evolution of plants and animals. Lab: Laboratory activities will reinforce study of the diversity and classifications of life, including animals, plants, protists, fungi, and prokaryotes. Special emphasis will be given to anatomy, physiology, ecology, and evolution of plants and animals. Lab required. Prerequisite: BIOL 1406. 4 credit hours. (A) Note: This course includes dissection in lab.

 

BIOL  1408  Biology for Non-Science Majors I

Lecture: Provides a survey of biological principles with an emphasis on humans, including chemistry of life, cells, structure, function, and reproduction. Lab: Laboratory activities will reinforce a survey of biological principles with an emphasis on humans, including chemistry of life, cells, structure, function, and reproduction. Lab required.  4 credit hours.  (A)

 

BIOL  1409  Biology for Non-Science Majors II

Lecture: This course will provide a survey of biological principles with an emphasis on humans, including evolution, ecology, plant and animal diversity, and physiology. Lab: Laboratory activities will reinforce a survey of biological principles with an emphasis on humans, including evolution, ecology, plant and animal diversity, and physiology. Lab required. Prerequisite: BIOL 1408. 4 credit hours. (A) Note: This course includes dissection in lab.

 

BIOL  1414  Introduction to Biotechnology I

Overview of classical genetics, DNA structure, the flow of genetic information, DNA replication, gene transcription, protein translation. Principles of molecular biology and genetic engineering techniques, including restriction enzymes and their uses, major types of cloning vectors, construction of libraries, Southern and Northern blotting, hybridization, PCR, DNA typing. Applications of these techniques in human health and welfare, medicine, agriculture and the environment. Introduction to the human genome project, gene therapy, molecular diagnostics, forensics, creation and uses of transgenic plants and animal and animal cloning and of the ethical, legal, and social issues and scientific problems associated with these technologies. Relevant practical exercises in the above areas. Lab required. Prerequisite:  Meet TSI standard for MATH 0310, and TSI college-readiness standard for Reading and Writing; or equivalent. 4 credit hours. (A) 

 

BIOL  1415  Introduction to Biotechnology II

Lecture to focus on an integrative approach to study biomolecules with an emphasis on protein structures, functions and uses in the modern bioscience laboratory.  Students will investigate the mechanisms involved in the transfer of information from DNA sequences to proteins to biochemical functions.  The course will integrate biological and chemical concepts with techniques that are used in research and industry.  Critical thinking will be applied in laboratory exercises using inquiry-based approaches, troubleshooting and analyzing experimental data. Lab required. Prerequisite/Concurrent enrollment:  BIOL 1414. 4 credit hours. (A)

 

BIOL  2389  Academic Co-op Biology

Integrates on-campus study with practical hands-on work experience in biology. In conjunction with class seminars, the student will set specific goals and objectives in the study of biology.  Contact the Cooperative Work Experience Office.  Prerequisite: BIOL 1406 or BIOL 1408.  3 credit hours.  (A)

 

BIOL  2401  Anatomy and Physiology I

Lecture: Anatomy and Physiology I is the first part of a two course sequence. It is a study of the structure and function of the human body including cells, tissues and organs of the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and special senses. Emphasis is on interrelationships among systems and regulation of physiological functions involved in maintaining homeostasis.
Lab: The lab provides a hands-on learning experience for exploration of human system components and basic physiology. Systems to be studied include integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and special senses. Lab required. Prerequisite: Enrollment in this course is by permission only. Please meet with an academic advisor. BIOL 1406 is strongly recommended. 4 credit hours. (A)

 

BIOL  2402  Anatomy and Physiology II

Lecture:  Anatomy and Physiology II is the second part of a two-course sequence. It is a study of the structure and function of the human body including the following systems: endocrine, cardiovascular, immune, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive (including nutrition), urinary (including fluid and electrolyte balance), and reproductive (including human development and genetics).  Emphasis is on interrelationships among systems and regulation of physiological functions involved in maintaining homeostasis.  Lab:  The lab provides a hands-on learning experience for exploration of human system components and basic physiology. Systems to be studied include endocrine, cardiovascular, immune, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive (including nutrition), urinary (including fluid and electrolyte balance), and reproductive (including human development and genetics).  Lab required.  Prerequisite:  Biology 2401 with a grade of C or better within the last five years.  4 credit hours.  (A)

 

BIOL  2404  Human Anatomy and Physiology Basic

A one-semester survey of the structure and function of the human body, including discussion and study of cells, tissues, organs, and systems.  Lab required.  4 credit hours.  (A)

 

BIOL  2406  Environmental Biology

Lecture: Principles of environmental systems and ecology, including biogeochemical cycles, energy transformations, abiotic interactions, symbiotic relationships, natural resources and their management, lifestyle analysis, evolutionary trends, hazards and risks, and approaches to ecological research. Lab: Laboratory activities will reinforce principles of environmental systems and ecology, including biogeochemical cycles, energy transformations, abiotic interactions, symbiotic relationships, natural resources and their management, lifestyle analysis, evolutionary trends, hazards and risks, and approaches to ecological research. Lab required, including field trips. 4 credit hours.  (A)

 

BIOL  2416  Genetics

Study of the principles of molecular and classical genetics, and the function and transmission of hereditary material.  Special emphasis on molecular genetics and genetic engineering.  Lab required.  Prerequisite: BIOL 1406. 4 credit hours.  (A)

 

BIOL  2420  Microbiology for Non-Science Majors

Lecture:  This course covers basic microbiology and immunology and is primarily directed at pre-nursing, pre-allied health, and non-science majors. It provides an introduction to historical concepts of the nature of microorganisms, microbial diversity, the importance of microorganisms and acellular agents in the biosphere, and their roles in human and animal diseases. Major topics include bacterial structure as well as growth, physiology, genetics, and biochemistry of microorganisms. Emphasis is on medical microbiology, infectious diseases, and public health.  Lab:  This course covers basics of culture and identification of bacteria and microbial ecology. This course is primarily directed at pre-nursing and other pre-allied health majors and covers basics of microbiology. Emphasis is on medical microbiology, infectious diseases, and public health.  Lab required.  Prerequisite:  BIOL 2401 with a grade of C or better within the last three years, and Prerequisite/Concurrent enrollment in BIOL 2402 with a grade of C or better within the last three years.  4 credit hours.  (A)

 

BIOL  2421  Microbiology for Science Majors

Lecture: Principles of microbiology, including metabolism, structure, function, genetics, and phylogeny of microbes.  The course will also examine the interactions of microbes with each other, hosts, and the environment. Lab: Laboratory activities will reinforce principles of microbiology, including metabolism, structure, function, genetics, and phylogeny of microbes.  The course will also examine the interactions of microbes with each other, hosts, and the environment. Lab required.  Prerequisites: BIOL 1407 and CHEM 1411.  4 credit hours.  (A)

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