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ANA 209 - Principals of Human Anatomy

  • 3 credits

BIO 112 - Introduction to Biology

  • 3 credits

(Formerly BIO 103)

Basic study of structure, function and interactions of living organisms including cell theory, genetics energetics, evolution and ecology.

BIO 113 - Introduction to Biology Laboratory

  • 1 credit

(Formerly 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

BIO 118 - Microbes and Society

  • 3 credits

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.

BIO 120 - Human Ecology

  • 3 credits

(Formerly 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.

BIO 121 - Introduction to Ecology Laboratory

  • 1 credit

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)

BIO 130 - Aspects of Human Biology

  • 3 credits

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.

BIO 135 - Basic Anatomy and Physiology with Laboratory

  • 4 credits

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).

BIO 137 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I

  • 4 credits

(Formerly 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.

  • Prerequisites: Reading, English, and Math assessment exam scores above the KCTCS developmental placement level or successful completion of the prescribed developmental course(s) or consent of the instructor.
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BIO 139 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II

  • 4 credits

(Formerly 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.

  • Prerequisite: BIO 137

BIO 144 - Insect Biology

  • 3 credits

Presents an overview of the biology of both beneficial and detrimental insects including physiology behavior, ecology, and evolution.

BIO 150 - Principles of Biology I

  • 3 credits

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)

  • Prerequisite: (CHE 105 or concurrent enrollment) or consent of instructor.

BIO 151 - Principles of Biology Laboratory I

  • 2 credits

Includes studies of cellular and molecular biology

  • Prerequisite: BIO 150 or Concurrent enrollment

BIO 152 - Principles of Biology II

  • 3 credits

Presents knowledge of organismal, population and community biology. Part two of a two semester sequence (BIO 150 and BIO 152)

  • Prerequisite: BIO 150 or consent of instructor

BIO 153 - Principles of Biology Laboratory II

  • 2 credits

Includes organismal, population and community biology

  • Prerequisite: BIO 152 or concurrent

BIO 209 - Introductory Microbiology Laboratory

  • 2 credits

Laboratory exercises in general microbiology. Laboratory: 4 hours.

  • Prerequisite: One unit of chemistry or consent of instructor. BIO 208/226 should be taken concurrently.

BIO 225 - Medical Microbiology

  • 4 credits

The characteristics of microorganisms and their relation to health and disease are studied. Lecture 3 hours, Laboratory 3 hours.

  • Prerequisite: BIO 137 and BIO 139, or equivalent.

BIO 226 - Principles of Microbiology

  • 3 credits

(Formerly BIO 208)

Introduction to fundamental microbiological principles and techniques emphasizing structural functional ecological, and evolutionary relationships among microorganisms.

  • Prerequisite: BIO 112 or consent of instructor

BIO 299 - Selected Topics in Biology

  • 1 - 3 credits

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.

  • Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor. Lecture: Varies with credit.

BSL 295 - Independent Investigation in Biology

  • 1 - 3 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.

  • Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor. Laboratory: Varies with credit

NSF 101 - Human Nutrition and Wellness

  • 3 credits

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.

PGY 206 - Elementary Physiology

  • 3 credits

An introductory survey course in basic human physiology.

  • Prerequisite: One semester of college biology.