BCIS 2390 Systems Analysis & Design 3 Hours (3-0) Analysis of business information needs and preparation of specifications and requirements for appropriate data sys- tem solutions. Includes instruction in information require- ments analysis, specification development and writing, prototype evaluation, and network application interfaces.
BIOL 1322 Nutrition & Diet Therapy 3 Hours (3-0) Study of the chemical, physical, and sensory properties of food; nutritional quality; and food use and diet applica- tions. May not be used as a core science requirement.
BIOL 1406 Biology for Science Majors I 4 Hours (3-3) This general biology course (first semester) is devoted to principles shared by all organisms. These principles are cell biology, energy, genetics, evolution, and ecology.
BIOL 1407 Biology for Science Majors II 4 Hours (3-3) This general biology course (second semester) is devoted to particular organisms. Much of the emphasis is on vertebrate biology. The principles studied are diversity, plant biology, animal biology, and behavior. Dissection required. Prerequisite: BIOL 1406.
BIOL 1408 Introduction to Biology I 4 Hours (3-3) Fundamental principles of living organisms including physical and chemical properties of life, organization, and function. Concepts of reproduction, genetics, and the scientific method are included. This course is suitable as a required lab sciences for non-biology majors and may not be substituted for BIOL 1406.
BIOL 1409 Introduction to Biology II 4 Hours (3-3) Fundamental principles of living organisms including evolutionary adaptation and classification. Concepts of evolution, ecology, and the scientific method are included. This course is suitable as a required lab science for non- biology majors and may not be substituted for BIOL 1407. Prerequisite: BIOL 1408
BIOL 1424 Systematic Botany 4 Hours (3-3) Introduction to the identification, classification, and evo- lutionary relationships of vascular plants with emphasis on flowering plants. Includes the importance of herbaria, collection techniques, and the construction and use of taxonomic keys.
BIOL 2289 Academic Cooperative 2 Hours (2-3) An instructional program designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands-on work experience in the bio- logical sciences/life sciences. In conjunction with class seminars, the individual student will set specific goals and objectives in the study of living organisms and their sys- tems. Prerequisite: BIOL 1406 and 1407 or BIOL 2401 and 2402.
BIOL 2106 Environmental Biology Lab 1 Hour (0-3) This course is designed to enable students to become proficient in human interaction with and effect upon plant and animal communities. Conservation, pollution, energy, and other contemporary ecological problems. Co-requisite: BIOL 2306.
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BIOL 2306 Environmental Biology 3 Hours (3-0) This course is designed to enable students to become pro- ficient in human interaction with and effect upon plant and animal communities. Conservation, pollution, energy, and other contemporary ecological problems. Co-requisite: BIOL 2106.
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I 4 Hours (3-4) This course is designed to produce student proficiency in body organization, the skeletal system, the muscular sys- tem, and the nervous system. Laboratory work will include dissection of a mammal. Dissection required. BIOL 1406 highly recommended.
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II 4 Hours (3-4) This course is designed to enable students to become pro- ficient in the following biological systems: the circulatory system with special emphasis on the blood and heart, the respiratory system, the digestive system, and the reproduc- tive system. Laboratory work will include dissection of a mammal. Dissection required. Prerequisite: Requires “C” or greater in BIOL 2401.
BIOL 2416 Genetics 4 Hours (3-4) This course is designed to enable students to become familiar with the following topics in genetics: the physi- cal basis and the chemical basis of heredity, the laws of heredity and variation, mitotic and meiotic cell division, and the study of human diseases that are caused by genetic defects. Prerequisite: BIOL 1406 and 1407 or BIOL 2401 and 1402.
BIOL 2421 Microbiology for Science Majors 4 Hours (3-4) The study of the morphology, physiology, and taxonomy of representative groups of pathogenic and nonpathogenic microorganisms. Pure cultures of microorganisms grown on selected media are used in learning laboratory tech- niques. Includes a brief preview of food microbes, public health, and immunology. Prerequisite: BIOL 1406 or BIOL 2401 or CHEM 1405 or CHEM 1411 or permission of instructor.
BMGT 1301 Supervision 3 Hours (3-0) The role of the supervisor. Includes managerial func- tions as applied to leadership, counseling, motivation, and human relations skills. Students will explain the role, characteristics, and skills of a supervisor; identify the prin- ciples of management at the supervisory level; identify and discuss the human relations skills necessary for supervi- sion; explain motivational techniques; and cite examples of how motivational techniques can be used by a supervi- sor in a working environment.
BMGT 1305 Communications in Management 3 Hours (3-0) Basic theory and processes of communication skills neces- sary for the management of an organization’s workforce. Students will explain the communication process; identify and remedy major communication barriers; describe how communication contributes to effective management.