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BIOL 065 Basic Life Sciences

3 Credits

Prerequisites:None.Corequisite:Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of“C”or better in ENGL 031 and MATH 044 or MATH 015.Introduces the scientific method and the basic concepts and terminology used in biology,microbiolo- gy, anatomy,physiology and organic chemistry which is related to life sciences.Prepares entering students who took no high school science or who took science several years ago for general education

life sciences courses.Includes lab. BIOL 100 Human Biology

Transfer IN 3 Credits

Prerequisites:Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of“C”or better in ENGL 025,ENGL 032 and MATH 044 or MATH 015.This course is a study of the biolo- gy of the human organism.It includes an examination of organiza- tional complexity,development,health,and the place of humans in

the natural world.Includes lab. BIOL 101 Introductory Biology

Transfer IN 3 Credits

Prerequisites:Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of“C”or better in ENGL 025,ENGL 032 and MATH 050 or MATH 015 or MATH 023.Introduces the basic concepts of life.Includes discussion of cellular and organismal biolo- gy, genetics,evolution,ecology,and interaction among all living organisms.Addresses applications of biology to society.Includes lab.

BIOL 105 Biology I

Transfer IN 5 Credits

Prerequisites:Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of“C or better”in ENGL 025,ENGL 032 and MATH 050 or MATH 015 or MATH 023.An in-depth overview of the principles of molecular and Mendelian genetics,concepts of Natural Selection in relation to evolution,and principles of popula- tion ecology and their effects on organismal diversity.Includes lab.

BIOL 107 Biology II

Transfer IN 5 Credits

Prerequisites:Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of“C or better”in ENGL 025,ENGL 032 and MATH 050 or MATH 015 or MATH 023.An in-depth overview of the principles of basic biochemistry,concepts of cell structure,cell metabolism,and cellular respiration,processes of DNA

replication and gene expression,fundamentals of plant structure and function,principles of animal reproduction and development,

and an overview of vertebrate anatomy.Includes lab. BIOL 110 Entomology

3 Credits

Prerequisites:Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of“C”or better in ENGL 025,ENGL 032,and MATH 050 or MATH 015 or MATH 023.This course will cover basic entomological concepts,including structure and function, behavior,evolution and ecology.Review of insect order and look at how insects interact with human societies.Includes lab.

BIOL 120 Environmental Science

3 Credits

Prerequisites:Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of“C”or better in ENGL 025,ENGL 032

and MATH 044 or MATH 015 or MATH 023.Survey of the basic con- cepts of ecology,natural resources and ecosystems,relationships between humans and their natural environment,and the magni- tude and scope of global environmental problems.Includes lab.

BIOL 121 General Biology I

4 Credits

Prerequisites:Demonstrated competency appropriate assessment or earning a grade of“C”or better in ENGL 025,ENGL 032 and MATH 050 or MATH 015 or MATH 023.An introduction to those biological and chemical principles associated with cell structure and function, cell division,molecular and Mendelian genetics,enzyme function and energetics.An overview of natural selection,the structure,life- cycle and classification schemes of vascular plants will also be pre-

sented. Includes lab. BIOL 122 General Biology II

4 Credits

Prerequisites:Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of“C”or better in ENGL 025,ENGL 032, and MATH 050 or MATH 015 or MATH 023.An introduction to those principles associated with evolution,form and function of plants and animals and ecology.The course will trace the evolution of organisms and explore plant structures,development and interaction with their environment.Students will look at anatomy,physiology,development and behavior of animals and will learn aspects of conservation biolo-

gy. Includes lab. BIOL 201 General Microbiology

4 Credits

Prerequisites:BIOL 101,BIOL 105 or APHY 101 and earning a grade of“C”or better in MATH 050 or MATH 015 or MATH 023.Presents an in-depth overview of microbiology,including fundamental struc- tures of microorganisms,their metabolism,classification and inter- action with other living things,and the laboratory techniques for their study.Introduces industrial and clinical applications of microbi- ology and clinically related areas of bacterial,viral,fungal,and para-

sitic involvement.Includes lab. BIOL 202 General Microbiology II

2 Credits

Prerequisites:BIOL 201 or BIOL 211.A secondary study of microor- ganisms, including the characterization of bacterial growth and techniques of controlling microbial growth.Provides in-depth cover- age of analytical and serological techniques commonly encountered in the microbiology laboratory.Includes lab.

BIOL 211 Microbiology I

Transfer IN 3 Credits

Prerequisites:BIOL 101 or APHY 101 and earning a grade of“C”or better in MATH 050 or MATH 015 or MATH 023.An overview of microbiology including fundamental structures of microorganisms,

their metabolism,classification and interaction with other living

things,and the laboratory techniques for their study.Introduces industrial and clinical applications of microbiology.Includes lab.

BIOL 212 Microbiology II

2 Credits

Prerequisites:BIOL 211 and APHY 101.Presents a secondary study of bacteria,viruses,fungi,rickettsia,and parasites.Emphasizes the study of bacterial growth and control demonstrated by serological

techniques. Includes lab. BIOL 221 Molecular Biology

3 Credits

Prerequisites:BIOL 121 or BIOL 107.Corequisites:CHEM 101 or CHEM 105.An introduction to DNA,RNA and proteins and a review of their structures and functions,including their physical and chemical prop- erties and their roles in cellular metabolism.The course will include an indepth look at the synthesis of these molecules,as well as DNA

replication,transcription and translation.Includes lab. BIOT 100 Survey of Biotechnology

3 Credits

Prerequisites:Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of“C”or better in ENGL 025,ENGL 032 and MATH 044 or MATH 015.Presents an in-depth overview of biotechnology emphasizing basic molecular techniques of manipu- lating DNA;processes involved in protein purifi cation and analysis; microbial,plant,aquatic,medical and animal biotechnology;regula-

tions and ethics of the biotechnology industry. BIOT 101 Introduction to Biotechnology

4 Credits

Prerequisites:BIOL 121.Presents a basic overview of biotechnology emphasizing current DNA and RNA technologies and structure and function of biomolecules.The application of these techniques in the field of medicine,agriculture,forensics and environment is empha- sized. Scientific methods,lab safety and regulations and ethics of the biotechnology industry will also be covered.Includes lab.

BIOT 102 Survey of Biotechnology Manufacturing

3 Credits

Prerequisite:Program Chair Approval.Students will be introduced to the basics of biotechnology and the biology required to understand biotechnology. Students will then learn about the local biotech industry and some of the general practices shared by all biotech industries. Students will spend the second half of the course focus- ing on the specifics of either biomanufacturing or medical device manufacturing,earning a certificate in the area of their focus.

BIOT 103 Safety and Regulatory Compliance for Biotechnology

3 Credits

Prerequisites:BIOL 105 or BIOL 121 or CHEM 101 or CHEM 105 or CHEM 111.Overview of laboratory safety procedures and precau- tions, biosafety,radiation safety,compliance standards of regulatory agencies.Emphasis will be placed on understanding the regulatory environment of pharmaceutical,diagnostic and agricultural research and manufacturing.Students will be introduced to the agencies in

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