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2010 - 2011 General Catalog

 

 

Course Descriptions

Biology (BLGY)

101/101L:
General Biology I. (4-3-3)
Introduction to the basic principles of biology for the science major. Topics include a short history of biology, scientific method, basic chemistry of life, cell structure and function, photosynthesis, cell respiration, cell reproduction, genetics, evolution and ecology. Laboratory activities reinforce lecture.
102/102L:
General Biology II. (4-3-3)
Prerequisite: BLGY 101.
A sequence course for Biology 101. The course topics include classification, survey of the major phyla of organisms and the structure and physiology of the systems of plants and animals. The laboratory portion enhances the understanding of the lecture.
105:
Elements of Biology. (3-3-0)
An introductory course of biology for non-science majors. Includes a survey of the basic concepts and principles that control the functioning of all living organisms.
106:
Elements of Biology II. (3-3-0)
This course, for non-science majors, provides a sequence lecture course for Biology 105. Includes a survey of basic concepts and principles of ecology and environmental science, with emphasis on interaction of and impact on living systems, especially humans and their environments.
110:
Medical Terminology. (3-3-0)
Study of the basic structure of medical terms including prefixes, suffixes, roots, combining forms, plurals, pronunciation, spelling, and definitions. The course introduces students to fundamental concepts in human anatomy and physiology.
(This course formerly listed as ZLGY 110.)
113:
Consumer Nutrition. (3-3-0)
A nutrition course for the non-science major which introduces the student to the basic nutrients required by the body and how they are utilized. This course includes evaluation of nutrition information.
120:
Introductory Human Anatomy and Physiology. (3-3-0)
A survey of the structure and function of the organ systems of the human body preceded by a brief consideration of anatomical terminology, cell structure, and the microscopic structure of tissues.
(This course formerly listed as ZLGY 120.)
120L:
Introductory Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab. (1-0-3)
Laboratory exercises to reinforce lecture. Withdrawal from lecture mandates withdrawal from laboratory.
(This course formerly listed as ZLGY 120L.)
201:
General Botany. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: BLGY 101/BLGY 101L.
Survey of the anatomy, physiology, classification, and evolution of photosynthetic protists, higher plants, and fungi.
201L:
General Botany Laboratory. (1-0-3)
Corequisite: Enrollment in BLGY 201.
This course includes laboratory exercises to accompany and reinforce BLGY 201 lecture concepts.
203:
Basic Nutrition. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: BLGY 101 or BLGY 110 or BLGY 224.
Principles of nutrition for nursing, allied health, and science majors with an emphasis on underlying physiological processes and with application to health through the life cycle.
205/205L:
Introduction to Modern Genetics (4-3-3)
Prerequisite: CHEM 107 or CHEM 101 and BLGY 101, or BLGY 224.
Lecture and lab activities demonstrate principles of Mendelian inheritance, as well as molecular analysis of inheritance, gene structure and function. Social and ethical implications of genetic information are discussed.
(This course formerly listed as ZLGY 205/205L.)
224:
Human Anatomy. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: Reading competency
Structure of the human body with emphasis on the anatomy of the organ systems, based on an understanding of cellular and tissue structure. Clinical applications included.
(This course was formerly listed as ZLGY 124.)
224L:
Human Anatomy Laboratory. (1-0-3)
Prerequisite: Registration in or credit for BLGY 224 or its equivalent.
Laboratory exercises to reinforce lecture. Withdrawal from lecture mandates withdrawal from laboratory.
(This course was formerly listed as ZLGY 124L.)
225:
Human Physiology. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: BLGY 224.
Function of the organ systems of the human body based on a foundational understanding of cell functions. Interrelationship of organ systems to maintain homeostasis emphasized.
(This course was formerly listed as ZLGY 125.)
225L:
Human Physiology Laboratory. (1-0-3)
Prerequisite: Registration in or credit for BLGY 225 or its equivalent.
Laboratory exercises, including use of laboratory equipment, to reinforce lecture. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking and application through the use of case studies. Withdrawal from lecture mandates withdrawal from laboratory.
(This course was formerly listed as ZLGY 125L.)
244:
Introduction to Human Genetics. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: BLGY 101 or BLGY 225.
Human genetics with an emphasis on the principles of inheritance of human disease and the associated clinical applications.

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