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Biology Courses


BIO 101 Biology Survey (3-0) 3 hrs.
Surveys the science of biology, emphasizing the human organism. Includes chemical and physical properties, physiological systems of control, growth, differentiation, reproduction, genetics, ecology, evolution and ethical considerations. Also includes a broader overview of the plant and animal kingdoms and humans' place in, and interaction with, those kingdoms.
IAI L1 900
(Note: Not science lab credit.)

BIO 103 Man and Environment (3-0) 3 hrs.
Surveys and analyzes man's role as an environmental modifier. Ecological, social, cultural, economic and political influences on the environment are considered. The historical and current pollution problems and other environmental disruptions are analyzed and evaluated. Possible remedial courses of action are discussed and evaluated. IAI L1 905
(Note: Not science lab credit.)

BIO 104 Environmental Laboratory Biology (2-4) 4 hrs.
Examines and analyzes the parameters of the biosphere as a biological support system and the implications of natural and human caused changes in that support system. An examination of biosphere (natural world) and industriosphere (technological world) interactions is included. IAI L1 905L
(Note: Lab science credit.)

BIO 105 Heredity, Evolution and Culture (3-0) 3 hrs.
Examines life and the evolutionary record with emphasis on human genetics and inheritance. Factors such as current applications of biotechnology and its ethical, political, and social implications in the 21st century are considered. (NOTE: Not Lab science credit.) IAI L1 906
(Note: Not science lab credit.)

BIO 110 Principles of Biology (3-3) 4 hrs.
Studies and emphasizes cell structure and function by exploring the various patterns that have evolved within cells for carrying out important life functions. This includes cell ultrastructure, cell surface-volume relationships, cellular metabolism and energetics, mitosis and meiosis, genetics, DNA, RNA and protein synthesis, gene action, population genetics, development, evolution and environment. Knowledge of high school biology is assumed. IAI L1 900L IAI BIO 913
(Note: Lab science credit.)

BIO 120 General Botany (3-3) 4 hrs.
Emphasizes scientific inquiry through selected concepts in biology, such as organization, function, heredity, diversity, evolution and ecology, using plants as the type of organism. Topics include plant structure, diversity, growth, genetics, evolution, physiology and reproduction. Knowledge of high school biology assumed. IAI L1 901L, IAI BIO 910
(Note: Lab science credit.)

BIO 130 Microbiology (2-4) 4 hrs.
Examines characteristics and importance of microorganisms; emphasis on identification, anatomy and physiology, control, relationship to health and disease and economic importance. Knowledge of high school biology is assumed. College chemistry or equivalent is desirable. IAI L1 903L
(Note: Lab science credit.)

BIO 135 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology (4-0) 4 hrs.
Surveys the human body, with emphasis on basic physical and chemical concepts, anatomy, physiology and embryology. Designed to meet the needs of students in certain allied health career programs. Knowledge of high school biology is assumed. IAI L1 904
(Note: Not science lab credit.)

BIO 136 Introduction to Human Disease (3-0) 3 hrs.
Surveys the nature of human disease, with emphasis on the functional disturbances within the body systems. Designed to meet the needs of students in certain allied health career programs. Knowledge of high school biology is assumed. IAI L1 904
(Note: Not science lab credit.)

BIO 140 General Zoology (3-3) 4 hrs.
Emphasizes scientific inquiry through selected concepts in animal biology. Surveys the animal kingdom based on theory of organic evolution including morphology, histology, physiology, taxomony, parasitology, embryology and ecology. Economic, environmental and medical relationships between animals and humans are emphasized. Knowledge of high school biology is assumed. IAI L1 902L, IAI BIO 910
(Note: Lab science credit.)

BIO 150 Field Biology (2-4) 4 hrs.
Emphasizes field and laboratory work with soils, flora, fauna, their identification ecological relationships and human impact upon ecosystems. Assists students in acquiring basic working knowledge in biological field work. Students should expect field work or a field trip every class day, weather permitting. Field trips may be to local, regional or international locations which may vary from year to year. (See specific section for feild trip focus.) Classes are held on campus prior to the off-campus learning experience as scheduled. Travel expenses are paid for by the student. This course may be repeated up to a maximum of 8 credit hours if field trip focus is different. Knowledge of high school biology is assumed; permission to register required. IAI L1 905L
(Note: Lab science credit.)

BIO 160 Human Anatomy (3-2) 4 hrs.
Introduces the anatomy of human body; the following systems studied either regionally or systemically: integumentary, skeletal, articular, muscular, circulatory, lymphatic, nervous, respiratory, digestive, excretory, endocrine and reproductive. Includes some introductory histology. Specially designed for students in health careers, biology and physical education. Strongly recommended preparation: One year of high school biology with a grade of C or better taken within the last five years, or BIO 110. Prerequisite: Required reading placement test scores: Compass Reading 77 or ACT Reading 20. IAI L1 904L
(Note: Lab science credit.)

BIO 161 Human Physiology (3-2) 4 hrs.,
Emphasizes physiological principles at the molecular, cellular, tissue, organ and system level, as they pertain to the human organism. The following systems are studied in detail: skeletal, muscular, circulatory, nervous, digestive, respiratory, urinary, reproductive and endocrine. In this course, special applications will be made to meet the needs of students in health careers, biology and physical education. IAI NUR 904
Prerequisite: BIO 160 with a grade of C or better or consent of instructor.
(Note: Lab science credit.)

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