Description: This course aids students in developing a conceptual framework, factual knowledge, and the ana-lytical skills for modern biology and an appreciation for science as a process. Major concepts or prin-ciples covered include molecular and cellular biology, and genetics.
Description: This course will cover the major principles of biology from an evolutionary viewpoint. The first semester will cover the major concepts in molecular and cellular biology, microbiology, and genetics.
Description: The fundamental facts and concepts of the normal structure and function of the human body are presented. Specific topics include integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Laboratory work includes microscopic examination of cells and tissues, dissection of preserved organ specimens and the cat and rat, and investigations of various human physiological processes.
Description: The fundamental facts and concepts of the normal structure and function of the human body are presented. Specific topics include circulatory, respiratory, urinary, digestive, endocrine, and reproductive systems. Laboratory work includes microscopic examination of cells and tissues, dissection of preserved organ specimens and the cat and rat, and investigations of various human physiological processes. For BI 106?prerequisite: An earned grade of C- or greater in BI 105.
Description: The general characteristics of microbes and their relationship to humans are explored, with emphasis on those that are pathogenic to humans and those that are of public health significance. This includes the biological characteristics of microbes, antimicrobial methods, and concepts of immunity, diagnosis, and treatment and prevention of infection. The laboratory experience familiarizes the student with microbiological methodology and aseptic technique.
Description: This course provides the student of biological sciences with an introduction to microbiology, and some of its applications. The major topics are: structure, function, taxonomy, and growth of prokaryotes and eukaryotes; microbial metabolism; prokaryotic genetics; viruses; the role of microbes in disease, and host defenses; and microbial ecology. The laboratory will study the practice and principles of microbial analysis, characterization and identification. Prerequisite BI103.
Description: The structure and function of eukaryotic cells, including membrane structure and function, protein trafficking, cell signaling, cell cycle control, cytoskeleton and motility, neurophysiology, and tissue biology. Laboratory exercises include cytochemistry, protein and receptor analysis, and organelle isolation and characterization. Prerequisite: BI 108 or BI 209.
Description: This course examines selected pathophysiologic concepts,including mechanisms of disease causation; immune processes; cellular growth and proliferation; injury and metabolic stress; and dysfunctions of the circulatory, respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary, nervous, and endocrine systems. Also considers risk factors and physiological adaptation to various disease conditions. Emphasizes medical nutrition therapy in acute and chronic disease. Prerequisites: C- or above in BI105,BI106,CH101, CH102,NU105
Description: 18/SP sec 02 ACCELERATED BS NURSING STUDENTS ONLY. This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of pathophysiology. Students will examine the phenomena that cause and produce alterations in human physiologic function and the resulting human response. Upon completion of the course, students will understand pathophysiological changes, including how pathological processes are manifested, progress in the body, and primary and secondary effects. The course is based on illness and disease within a systems framework across the lifespan.
Description: This seminar will offer an historical perspective on the origins of biology. Readings will include original primary literature, as well as historical accounts and analyses. Topics include mechanisms of evolution, molecular biology and infectious disease.
Description: This course focuses on the interactions that determine the distribution and abundance of species. Fundamental characteristics of living systems (plant and animal) are discussed in detail from cellular through ecosystem hierarchical levels, employing an integrative, evolutionary approach. Specific topics include speciation, population genetics/dynamics, metapopulation analysis, evolutionary & community ecology, species interactions, symbioses, habitat fragmentation, biodiversity and biogeography. Laboratory investigations will include: systematics and taxonomy of plants and animals, field sampling techniques and biodiversity assessment, population estimates and growth, mark and recapture exercises, predator-prey cycles. Prerequisites: BI 104 and BI 210; BI 307 (recommended).
Description: This course focuses on the biology of nervous systems at the biochemical, cellular, system, and whole organism levels. It will analyze structure and function of neurons, comparative and developmental anatomy of nervous systems, physiology of sensation and motor function, and neuroendocrine influences on behavior. The laboratory includes exercises in neuroanatomy, sensation and perception, electrochemical signaling and physiological responses to higher cortical events. Prerequisites: BI 210 or PS 203 or permission of instructor.
Description: Completion of this course in genetics will provide an overall understanding of genetic principles, including classical Mendelian genetics, molecular genetics, and population genetics. Special topics include human genetic disorders. The principles of molecular genetics will also be incorporated into the laboratory section of this course. Procedures learned in the laboratory portion provide background experience for further studies in fields such as genetic engineering, cloning, and other biological topics. Prerequisite: BI 210.
Description: Analysis of animal function at the molecular, cellular, system, and organismal levels of organization. Emphasis is on control mechanisms that maintain homeostasis and on system interactions. Topics include cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, reproductive, and muscle physiology. Prerequisite: BI 210
Description: This course will provide the student with detailed knowledge of the biology and genetics of viruses. Students will undertake a classification survey of RNA and DNA viruses. The association of each virus with its host cell will be investigated. This investigation will be used to understand the nature of the viral infectious diseases, treatments for viral infections, vaccinations, and the use of the virus as a tool in gene therapy. Basic lab techniques for tissue culture, necessary for the propagation of viruses, will be demonstrated. Prerequisites: BI 209 and BI 307.
Description: This course will present immunological principles and applications. Topics that will be covered include the cellular and molecular events behind defense mechanisms of a host, including immunological disorders. Prerequisite: BI 210. 11/FA:Hybrid On-line Fridays
Description: This course will provide an understanding of the impact that microorganisms have on the environment. From a brief history of Microbial Evolution to the Interactions that Microbes have with members of the other Kingdoms in Biology, pertinent topics will be studied. The importance that microorganisms play in the Biogeochemical Cycling will be investigated. Present day interactions of the microbial population with the environment including biomass production, bioremediation of oil spills, waste management, and pest control will be examined. Students will study the role that microorganisms play in present day Biological Warfare threats to life and our environment. Prerequisites: Biology 209 or 108 and 210 or concurrent enrollment in BI210 or permission of instructor.
Description: 18/SP sec 02 ACCELERATED BS NURSING STUDENTS ONLY. This course will provide an in-depth study in the concepts of the science of pathology for graduate nursing students. It will cover the physiological causes and development of diseases, functional and secondary changes they cause, and their course, complications, and appropriate treatments. Specific examples of disease states throughout the life span will be evaluated. The course will treat all levels of pathology from molecular to cellular, tissue, organ, and organ systems, emphasizing the role of homeostasis and the ensuing disturbances, which lead to disease conditions.