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Biology (BLGY)

101: General Biology I. (3-3-0)
Introduction to the principles of biology for the science major. Topics include a history of biology, scientific method, general concepts and principles of biological molecules, cell structure and function, photosynthesis, cell respiration, cell reproduction, genetics, evolution and ecology.

101L: General Biology I Lab. (1-0-3)
Laboratory designed to supplement General Biology I for science majors. Withdrawal from lecture mandates withdrawal from laboratory

102: General Biology II. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: BLGY 101. A sequence course, for science majors, to Biology 101. The course topics include general concepts and principles of ecology, evolution and classification, biological diversity, and the anatomy and physiology of plants and animals. The laboratory portion enhances the understanding of the lecture.

102L: General Biology II. Lab (1-0-3)
Prerequisite: BLGY 101. Laboratory designed to supplement General Biology II for science majors. Withdrawal from lecture mandates withdrawal from laboratory

105: Elements of Biology I. (3-3-0)
A survey of broad biological principles for non-science majors. The course topics include scientific method, biological molecules, cell structure and function, genetics, and evolution.

106: Elements of Biology II. (3-3-0)
This course provides a sequence lecture course for Biology 105. A survey of broad biological principles for non-science majors. Topics include evolution and biological diversity including a survey of the basic concepts and principles of the five kingdom classification, including basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the human body.

107: Environmental Science. (3-3-0)
This course includes an introduction to organism-environment interaction, especially humans and their environment. Exploration of contemporary issues in environmental science with an emphasis on man’s interaction with the Earth’s biological and physical resources. This course is also listed as PHSC 107. Students cannot receive credit for both BLGY 107 and PHSC 107.

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.

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.

120L: Introductory Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab. (1-0-3)
Laboratory exercises to reinforce lecture. Withdrawal from lecture mandates withdrawal from laboratory.

201: General Botany. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: BLGY 101/BLGY 101L. Survey of the classification, structure, function, 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. Withdrawal from lecture mandates withdrawal from lab.

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.

230: Human Anatomy and Physiology I. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: Reading competency. The anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include cells, tissues, integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems.  Students are not required but are encouraged to take BLGY110 and/or CHEM107 before enrolling in this course.

230L: Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab I. (1-0-3)
Corequisite: Enrollment in BLGY 230. This course includes laboratory exercises to accompany and reinforce BLGY 230 lecture concepts.

231: Human Anatomy and Physiology II. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: BLGY 230. The anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, lymphatic, digestive, excretory, and reproductive systems.

231L: Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab. (1-0-3)
Corequisite: Enrollment in BLGY 231. This course includes laboratory exercises to accompany and reinforce BLGY 231 lecture concepts.  Withdrawal from lecture mandates withdrawal from lab.

244: Introduction to Human Genetics. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: BLGY 101, BLGY 225 or BLGY 230. General principles of genetics, to include heredity and genetic analysis. Emphasis is placed on inheritance of human disease.

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