Behavioral & Natural Sciences: Biology Course Descriptions

Undergraduate 2020-2021

BIO 101 Introduction to Biology (4) CN
Basic concepts of cell biology, genetics, evolution, diversity of life, and ecology. This course is intended for non-science majors. Lecture, lab.

BIO 111 Principles of Biology I (4) CN
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 111A and BIO 111R
A study of cell structure and functions, cellular energetics, genetics, and evolution and population biology. Lecture, lab.

BIO 111A Principles of Biology I (LAB) (0) CN
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 111 & BIO 111R
Course description as stated in BIO 111

BIO 111R Principles of Bio I (Recitation) (0) CN
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 111 and BIO 111A
General Biology Recitation

BIO 111S Serv Lrng:Principles of Biology I (1) EXP
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 111
Service Learning is an opportunity to engage in service to others while making academic connections to course material. This one credit hour course requires 30 hours of meaningful community service. Students will serve a community partner accomplishing projects relevant to the academic course to which the Service Learning credit is attached. Students will also be required to engage in different forms of reflection such as journaling, group guided reflection, and a one-on-one meeting with the course instructor. Students will develop a greater understanding of social problems, a sense of responsibility to our surrounding communities, and an increased awareness of their own faith and values.

BIO 112 Principles of Biology II (4)
Prerequisite(s): BIO 111
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 112A
Basic concepts of classification, a survey of the diversity of life, ecology, population biology, development, and behavior. Lecture, lab. Animal dissections required.

BIO 112A Principles of Biology II (LAB) (0)
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 112
Course description as stated in BIO 112

BIO 130 Medical Terminology (2) LAS
This course is a basic coverage of medical terminology, including the roots, prefixes, and suffixes that comprise much of medical language. The course is suitable for all interests and majors, and will enable the student to more readily understand the human body in health and disease.

BIO 130S Serv Lrng: Medical Terminology (1) EXP
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 130
Service Learning is an opportunity to engage in service to others while making academic connections to course material. This one credit hour course requires 30 hours of meaningful community service. Students will serve a community partner accomplishing projects relevant to the academic course to which the Service Learning credit is attached. Students will also be required to engage in different forms of reflection such as journaling, group guided reflection, and a one-on-one meeting with the course instructor. Students will develop a greater understanding of social problems, a sense of responsibility to our surrounding communities, and an increased awareness of their own faith and values.

BIO 131 Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology (4) CN
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 131A
An overview of human structure and function with emphasis on basic concepts. A systematic approach along with integration of the following systems: skin integrity; skeletomuscular; metabolic homeostasis (cardiovascular, respiratory, immunity, digestive, urinary); neuro-endocrine regulation; reproduction and development. Lecture, lab. Animal dissections required.

BIO 131A Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology (LAB) (0) CN
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 131
Course description as stated in BIO 131

BIO 140 Environmental Science (4) CN
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 140A
Crosslisted GEO 140. An introduction to the basic principles and issues in Environmental Science. Topics include: physical and biological environments, and their intra-dependencies and inter-dependencies, resources and resource management, pollution, world-view, social justice, population and development --- global and local perspectives included. Scientific concepts necessary to understand these issues and to make informed decisions on environmental matters will be included. Fieldtrips required, during class/lab time.

BIO 140A Environmental Science (LAB) (0) CN
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 140
Course description as stated in BIO 140

BIO 150 Dinosaur Biology (4) CN
An introduction to the study of dinosaurs, including their origin, anatomy, physiology, evolution, classification, behavior, ecology, and their impact on human culture.

BIO 197 Human Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Sciences I (4) CN
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 197A
A study of the structure and function of the human body, including the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous-sensory systems. Discusses biological concepts and principles as a foundation for understanding normal developmental changes as well as pathological alterations. Includes clinical correlations in health practice. Lecture, lab. Animal dissections required.

BIO 197A Human Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Sciences I (LAB) (0) CN
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 197
Course description as stated in BIO 197

BIO 197H HON:Human Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Sciences I (0) CN
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 197
Course description as stated in BIO 197 (Honors Course)

BIO 198 Human Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Sciences II (4)
Prerequisite(s): BIO 197 with a grade of "C" or better
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 198A
A study of the structure and function of the human body, including the endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, lymphatic, urinary, and reproductive systems. Discusses biological concepts and principles as a foundation for understanding normal developmental changes as well as pathological alterations. Includes clinical correlations in health practice. Lecture, Lab. Animal dissections required.

BIO 198A Human Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Sciences II (LAB) (0)
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 198
Course description as stated in BIO 198

BIO 201 Anatomy & Physiology I (4)
Prerequisite(s): C or better in BIO 111 and C or better in both CHE 111and CHE 112
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 201A
A study of the structure and functions of vertebrate organ systems from an evolutionary perspective, with particular emphasis on the human body. This semester specifically introduces basic principles of anatomy and physiology, tissues, and the integumentary skeletal, muscular, nervous and sensory systems. Designed for biology and chemistry departmental majors. Lecture, lab. Animal dissections required.

BIO 201A Human Anatomy & Physiology (LAB) (0)
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 201
Course description as stated in BIO 201

BIO 202 Anatomy & Physiology II (4)
Prerequisite(s): C or better in BIO 201
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 202A
A study of the structure and functions of vertebrate organ systems from an evolutionary perspective, with particular emphasis on the human body. This semester specifically covers the circulatory, respiratory, endocrine, reproductive, urinary, and digestive systems. Designed for biology and chemistry departmental majors. Lecture, lab. Animal dissections required.

BIO 202A Human Anatomy & Physiology II (LAB) (0)
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 202
Course description as stated in BIO 202

BIO 203 Developmental Biology (4)
Prerequisite(s): BIO 101 or BIO 111 or BIO 131 or BIO 197 and BIO 198
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 203A
A study of the molecular and cellular events involved in differentiation and development of organisms, as well as that of the morphogenesis of animal organ systems. Lecture, lab. Animal dissections required.

BIO 203A Developmental Biology(LAB) (0)
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 203
Course description as stated in BIO 203

BIO 204 Biology Seminar (2)
Prerequisite(s): BIO 111
This course will focus on scientific communication, including how to find and read scientific literature in order to enhance student research, data analysis, critical thinking, and presentation skills. Students will investigate careers and topics of interest in the biological and biomedical sciences. Limited to Biology or Biomedical Sciences majors.

BIO 206 Aquatic Biology (3)
New Course
Prerequisite(s): BIO 111, BIO 112, CHE 111
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 206A
An exploration of aquatic ecosystems, ranging from freshwater to oceans, and the adaptations of organisms living in these water environments. Lab includes field sampling of local freshwater habitats.

BIO 206A Aquatic Biology - Lab (1)
New Course
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 206
As stated in BIO 206

BIO 211 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing with Lab (4)
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 211A
The course will focus on normal anatomy and physiology of the body systems involved in the processes of speech, language, hearing, and swallowing. Lecture/Lab

BIO 211A Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing (LAB) (0)
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 211
Course Description as stated in BIO 211

BIO 212 Musculoskeletal Anatomy Review (2)
Prerequisite(s): BIO 197 or BIO 201
This course is an in-depth exploration of the human musculoskeletal and peripheral nervous systems. Both gross and surface anatomical features will be covered, including development of palpation skills to locate bony landmarks, muscles, tendons, joints, and ligaments on the living human body.

BIO 212S Serv Lrng:Musculoskeletal Anatomy Review (1) EXP
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 212
Service Learning is an opportunity to engage in service to others while making academic connections to course material. This one credit hour course requires 30 hours of meaningful community service. Students will serve a community partner accomplishing projects relevant to the academic course to which the Service Learning credit is attached. Students will also be required to engage in different forms of reflection such as journaling, group guided reflection, and a one-on-one meeting with the course instructor. Students will develop a greater understanding of social problems, a sense of responsibility to our surrounding communities, and an increased awareness of their own faith and values.

BIO 215 Introductory Microbiology (4)
Prerequisite(s): CHE 104, BIO 197, 198
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 215A
Basic principles of microorganisms presented with emphasis on diseases of bacterial and viral etiology and the body's defenses against such diseases. Primarily for nursing majors. Lecture, lab.

BIO 215A Introductory Microbiology (LAB) (0)
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 215
Course description as stated in BIO 215

BIO 218 Animal Behavior (4)
Prerequisite(s): BIO 101 or BIO 111 or BIO 131
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 218A
An introduction to the basic principles of animal behavior with an emphasis on the evolutionary responses of species to their environment. Human and non-human animals will be studied. Lecture, lab, and field trips.

BIO 218A Animal Behavior (LAB) (0)
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 218
Course description as stated in BIO 218

BIO 255 Advanced Human Anatomy with Lab (4)
New Course
Prerequisite(s): BIO 197 and BIO 198 with ‘C’ or better in both - OR - BIO 201 and BIO 202 with ‘C’ or better in both
This course is a detailed survey of human gross anatomy, using both systemic and regional approaches. In this blended lecture and lab experience, students will work with cadavers, preserved organs, and Anatomage virtual anatomy software.

BIO 264 Biological Forensics (4)
Prerequisite(s): One of the following core sciences: BIO 101, BIO 110, BIO 111, BIO 131, BIO 197, CHE 104, CHE 105, or PHY 105; plus MTH 098 (or equivalent), and COM 100.
This course explores some of the biological applications within forensic science, such as hair, fingerprints, anthropology, odontology, pathology, decomposition, serology, DNA, entomology, and detection dogs. Students will research appropriate topics, obtain, analyze, and interpret data, and present their results in oral and written formats. Lecture and Laboratory.

BIO 301 Pathophysiology (4)
Prerequisite(s): BIO 197-198, or BIO 201-202
Discussion of alterations in biological processes which affect the body's dynamic equilibrium (homeostasis). A conceptual approach presented by body systems, designed to integrate knowledge from both basic and clinical sciences. Discussion of causes of pathogenesis and compensatory mechanisms for disease states.

BIO 305 Microbiology (4)
Prerequisite(s): BIO 111, CHE 111-112
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 305A
A study of microorganisms, their structures, functions, genetics, and evolutionary relationships, theories of infection and immunity. Primarily for biology and chemistry majors. Lecture, lab.

BIO 305A Micro (LAB) (0)
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 305
Course description as stated in BIO 305

BIO 305S Serv Lrng:Microbiology (1) EXP
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 305
Service Learning is an opportunity to engage in service to others while making academic connections to course material. This one credit hour course requires 30 hours of meaningful community service. Students will serve a community partner accomplishing projects relevant to the academic course to which the Service Learning credit is attached. Students will also be required to engage in different forms of reflection such as journaling, group guided reflection, and a one-on-one meeting with the course instructor. Students will develop a greater understanding of social problems, a sense of responsibility to our surrounding communities, and an increased awareness of their own faith and values.

BIO 306 Immunology (3) CN
Prerequisite(s): BIO 215 or BIO 305
A study of the vertebrate immune response, including the nature and structure of antigens and antibodies, the cellular basis of the immune response, immunogenetics and diseases related to immune functions. Lecture.

BIO 307 Extreme Physiology (3)
New Course
Prerequisite(s): BIO 111 and BIO 112 or Instructor Approval
This course will survey the mechanisms of animal survival under extreme conditions and explore how animal (including human) responses to these extreme situations have contributed to the advancement of medicine and our understanding of physiology. Topics covered will include adaptations that allow survival to high altitude, high pressure, extreme temperatures, low gravity, and other challenges like starvation and exposure to weapons of mass destruction.

BIO 307H HON:Extreme Physiology (0)
New Course
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 307
Course description as stated in BIO 307 (Honors Course)

BIO 309 Biotechnology (4)
New Course
Prerequisite(s): BIO 111 and BIO 112
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 309A
This course explores the ways in which molecular and cellular processes can be harnessed to develop products for medicine, agriculture, and engineering. Historical and modern aspects of biotechnology will be explored from a technical and ethical perspective. Topics to be covered will include human cloning, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), genome editing, and biological warfare. Laboratory includes development of industry-relevant technical research skills. Lecture, lab.

BIO 309A Biotechnology (LAB) (0)
Prerequisite(s): BIO 111 and BIO 112
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 309
Course Description as stated in BIO 309

BIO 310 Cell Biology (4)
Prerequisite(s): BIO 111 & CHE 111-112
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 310A
A study of the fine structure and function of eucaryotic and procaryotic cells and their organelles, the chemical composition and organization of cells, cell metabolism and bioenergetics, genetic regulation and cellular differentiation. Lecture.

BIO 310A Cell Biology (LAB) (0)
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 310
Course description as stated in BIO 310

BIO 315 Ecology (4)
Prerequisite(s): BIO 111-112
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 315A
A study of the interactions that determine the distribution and abundance of organisms. Emphasis on local species. Lecture, lab, field trips.

BIO 315A Ecology (LAB) (0)
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 315
Course description as stated in BIO 315

BIO 318 Galapagos (3)
New Course
Through an exciting field trip to the Galápagos Islands, this course examines the islands' geology, biological diversity, and the role the islands have played in the development of evolutionary thought.

BIO 320 Genetics (4)
Prerequisite(s): BIO 111, CHE 111-112 and CHE 211 or Instructor Permission
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 320A
A study of molecular, classical and population genetics. Topics include (as time permits) inheritance, recombination, bacterial and viral genetics, genetic biochemistry, regulation of gene expression, and genomics. Lecture, lab.

BIO 320A Genetics (LAB) (0)
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 320
Course description as stated in BIO 320

BIO 330 Evolution (4)
Prerequisite(s): BIO 111-112
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 330A
A study of the evolutionary process with emphasis on the history of diversity, mechanisms and speciation. Lecture, lab.

BIO 330A Evolution (LAB) (0)
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 330
Course description as stated in BIO 330

BIO 330H HON:Evolution (0)
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 330
Course description as stated in BIO 330 (Honors Course)

BIO 335 Entomology (4)
Prerequisite(s): BIO 111-112
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 335A
The study of insects with emphasis on their morphology, physiology, ecology, behavior, evolution, and classification. Consideration will be given to integrated pest-management decision-making and the role insects have played in human culture. Lecture, lab. Animal dissections required.

BIO 335A Entomology (LAB) (0)
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 335
Course description as stated in BIO 335

BIO 335H HON: Entomology (0)
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 335
Course description as stated in BIO 335 (Honors Course)

BIO 340 Research in Biology (1-4)
Prerequisite(s): BIO 111-112, sophomore standing or beyond, minimum GPA of 3.5, and departmental permission.
In this course, the student will design and conduct a program of laboratory or field observations, experiments, or both, under the direction of a faculty member in the Department of Biology or a designee of the Department. The student will collect and interpret the data gathered in the course of these observations, experiments, or both, and will present the results of the work as agreed upon by the student and his or her research advisor. Normally this will include a presentation at the University's annual Celebration of Teaching and Learning and at a regional conference or authoring a written paper. Students completing the course with a grade of A or B will earn the departmental award "Graduation with Research Distinction".

BIO 341 Directed Study in Biology (1-4)
Prerequisite(s): Biology major and departmental permission
In this course, the student will pursue the focused study of a biological problem under the direction of a faculty member in the Department of Biology or a designee of the Department. The student will present an account of the work as agreed upon by the student and his or her research advisor. Normally this will include an oral presentation open to the public and a written paper.

BIO 342 Internship in Biology (1-4)
Prerequisite(s): Biology major and departmental permission
In this course, the student will participate in a practical experience at a business, hospital, laboratory, or other institution, under the direction of a faculty member in the Department of Biology or a designee of the Department. The internship is individually designed to provide the student with knowledge, skills, and practice, in a biologically or related profession or field of study. The student will present an account of the work as agreed upon by the student and the instructor-of-record of the course. Normally this will include an oral presentation open to the public, and a written paper.

BIO 360 Biological Psychology (4)
Prerequisite(s): PSY 103 or PSY 103H and BIO 131 or BIO 197 or BIO 201
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 360A
Crosslisted PSY 360. The physiological basis of behavior and mental processes. Includes neurophysiology, sense organs, neurotransmitters, and pathological maladies.

BIO 360A Biological Psychology (LAB) (0)
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 360
Crosslisted PSY 360A. LAB to Accompany BIO 360 (Biological Psychology)Animal dissections required

BIO 396 Co-Op:Parallel (PT) (1-3) EXP
Prerequisite(s): CED 220 and departmental permission
A work experience approved and evaluated by a faculty member in the Biology Department, in collaboration with the cooperative education staff. Credit is awarded as a general elective or may count as a Core experiential learning credit upon completion of the work experience and documentation of compliance with a pre-approved learning contract. The course may be repeated up to nine total credit hours. Learning contract required.

BIO 397 Research Project Co-op:Parallel (1-3)
Prerequisite(s): CED 220 and departmental permission
Corequisite(s): CED 394
A research project within a co-op experience that must be pre-approved by the co-op employer, the Biology Department and cooperative education staff. A faculty member of the Department of Biology will oversee the research project co-op experience. Credit and a letter grade are awarded upon completion of the work experience and documentation of compliance with a pre-determined learning contract. This course may not count toward the experiential requirement of the Core Curriculum.

BIO 496 Cooperative Education Work Experience: Alternating (1-3) EXP
Prerequisite(s): BIO 100 or BIO 398 or BIO 399, and departmental permission
A work experience supervised by a faculty member in the Department of Biology, in collaboration with the cooperative education staff. Credit is awarded as a general elective upon completion of the work experience and documentation of compliance with a pre-determined learning contract. The course may be repeated as a general elective up to nine credit hours. Learning contract required.

BRW 101 Beer Brewing and Appreciation (3)
Introduction to the science of brewing and beer appreciation. Topics include basics of the brewing process, proper sanitation, yeast management, recipe design, styles of beer, identification and controls of off-flavors, and packaging/storing of beer. Activities include brewing beer, touring a local brewery, and tasting common beer styles.