(Formally BIO 103)
Basic study of structure, function and interactions of living organisms including cell theory, genetics energetics, evolution and ecology.
(Formally BIO 111)
Emphasizes basic laboratory studies of structure, function and interactions of living organisms including cell theory, genetics, energetics, evolution, and ecology. Prerequisite/Corequisite: BIO 112
An introduction to the science of microbiology addressing the role of microorganisms in nature and in human welfare. Contemporary topics will include infectious diseases, genetic engineering, the environment and biological warfare.
(Formally BIO 102)
Interrelationships among humans, other organisms and the environment including principles of energy and matter, resource use, biogeochemical cycling, trophic structures, sustainability and environmental impacts by humans.
Basic laboratory studies of interactions among living organisms and their environment including biogeochemical cycling, trophic structures, sustainability and human impacts on the environment. Prerequisite/Corequisite: BIO 120 or BIO 124. Laboratory: 1 credit (30 contact hours)
Aspects of human biology will be introduced from the molecular level to the integrated whole. Attention will be given to the biological bases of various health and wellness issues.
Presents the fundamental structure of the human body and the physiological mechanisms involved in normal functioning are presented through lecture and student participation in laboratory activities. Prerequisite: (Reading, English and Mathematics assessment exam scores above the KCTCS developmental placement level) or (Successful completion of the prescribed learning community to assist the student in determined areas of weakness) or (Consent of Instructor).
(Formally BSL 110)
The interrelationship of structure and function of each body system will be presented in two semesters (BIO 137 and BIO 139). The first semester will include basic chemistry, cell structure, cell physiology, metabolism, tissues, and integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Lecture 3 hours, Laboratory 2 hours.
(Formally BSL 111)
The second semester continues the study of the interrelationships of organ systems, including the endocrine, reproductive, cardiovascular, lymphatic, digestive, respiratory, and urinary systems. Lecture 3 hours; Laboratory 2 hours.
Presents an overview of the biology of both beneficial and detrimental insects including physiology behavior, ecology, and evolution.
Presents knowledge of biological principles at the cellular and molecular levels, similarities and differences in structure and function of simple and complex cells and theories on the origin and evolution of biological systems. Part one of a two semester sequence (BIO 150 and BIO 152)
Includes studies of cellular and molecular biology
Presents knowledge of organismal, population and community biology. Part two of a two semester sequence (BIO 150 and BIO 152)
Includes organismal, population and community biology
Laboratory exercises in general microbiology. Laboratory: 4 hours.
The characteristics of microorganisms and their relation to health and disease are studied. Lecture 3 hours, Laboratory 3 hours.
(Formally BIO 208)
Introduction to fundamental microbiological principles and techniques emphasizing structural functional ecological, and evolutionary relationships among microorganisms.
Addresses recent trends and discoveries in selected areas of biology in a seminar format. Emphasizes discussion and critical thinking. May be repeated with different subtitle for a maximum of six credits.
Investigates specific topics or problems in the field of the biological sciences. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits. Laboratory varies with credit.
Food composition, digestion, absorption and metabolism as related to selection of nutrients essential for human life, growth, reproduction, lactation, wellness and physical activity.
Not open to NFS majors except hospitality management students.
An introductory survey course in basic human physiology.