Biology

*BIOL 1040 – Human Biology I

3 credits | Corequisite: BIOL 1041

A course on the basic biology of the human organism. Topics include simple chemistry, cell and tissue structure and function, cell division, basic genetics, DNA biology, reproduction and aging, and the structure and function of the nervous and endocrine systems. For non-science majors.

Do not take this course if you have already received credit for BIOL 1104.

*BIOL 1041 – Human Biology I Lab

1 credits | Corequisite: BIOL 1040

This lab course accompanies Human Biology I Lecture, and covers the basic biology of the human organism. During the course, students will demonstrate the application of the methods and tools of scientific inquiry, by actively and directly identifying/collecting data, manipulating data, evaluating and analyzing data, and interpreting data, presenting findings, and using information to answer questions. Students will interact with the Instructor at several points during each lab activity and will receive synchronous feedback on following proper laboratory safety protocol. For non-science majors.

*BIOL 1050 – Human Biology II

3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 1040

A continuation of BIOL 1040. Human systems examined include cardiovascular, digestive, respiratory, urinary, skeletal, muscular and immune. The course also includes an examination of the DNA to protein connection and discusses the basics of biotechnology, evolution, ecology and human impacts on the environment. For non-science majors.

Do not take this course if you have already received credit for BIOL 1105.

*BIOL 1060 – Environmental Science

3 credits

This is an introductory course to Environmental Science. Topics include Environmental Systems, Evolution, Biodiversity, Population Ecology, Species Interactions and Community Ecology, Human Population, Soil and Agriculture, Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, Cities, Forests, and parks, Geology, Minerals, and Mining, Fresh Water, Oceans, and Coasts, Air Pollution, Global Climate Change, and Nonrenewable and Renewable Energy Sources, Waste Management.

Do not take this course if you have already received credit for BIOL 1125.

*BIOL 1101 – Principles of Biology I

5 credits | Prerequisite: high school biology within last 3 years or BIOL 1104 within last 3 years

Students will be exposed to modern concepts of the chemical, cellular, bases of life. Topics include: scientific methodology; chemistry of life; structure and function of cells; energy transformations; cellular reproduction; Mendelian genetics; DNA structure, function, replication; and the processes involved in protein synthesis; the influence of genetic material in life systems, human manipulations of DNA, fundamental concepts of the theory of evolution; biological diversity and evolutionary adaptations of organisms; bacteriology; and protists diversity. Laboratory sessions emphasize experimental design and critical thinking. This course is for the Associate of Science degree or for pre-professional students wishing to transfer as biology majors.

*BIOL 1102 – Principles of Biology II

5 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 1101 and BIOL 1111

The major focus in this course is on the organism through biosphere levels of life. Topics include: diversity of plants, fungi, and animals; plant structure and function; the biology of animal systems; fundamentals of ecology and the biosphere. Laboratory sessions emphasize experimental design and critical thinking. This course is for the Associate of Science degree or for pre-professional students wishing to transfer as biology majors.

*BIOL 1104 – Human Biology I

4 credits

A course on the basic biology of the human organism. Topics include simple chemistry, cell and tissue structure and function, structure and function of the nervous and endocrine systems, cell division, basic genetics, DNA biology, reproduction and aging. Laboratory sessions emphasize and reinforce major concepts covered. For non-science majors.

*BIOL 1105 – Human Biology II

3 credits | Prerequisite: BIOL 1104

A continuation of BIOL 1104. Human systems examined include cardiovascular, digestive, respiratory, urinary, skeletal, muscular and immune. The course also includes an examination of the DNA to protein connection and discusses the basics of biotechnology. Laboratory sessions emphasize and reinforce major concepts covered. For non-science majors.

*BIOL 1125 – Environmental Science

3 credits

This is an introductory course to Environmental Science. Topics include Environmental Systems, Evolution, Biodiversity, Population Ecology, Species Interactions and Community Ecology, Human Population, Soil and Agriculture, Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, Cities, Forests, and Parks, Geology, Minerals, and Mining, Fresh Water, Oceans, and Coasts, Atmospheric Science and Air Pollution, Global Climate Change, and Nonrenewable and Renewable Energy Sources, and Waste Management. Laboratory Exercises will complement the concepts taught in the lecture.

BIOL 1199 – Seminar

1–6 credits

This course will be a discussion of particular problems related to the student’s chosen program and areas of interest.

*BIOL 1310 – Principles of Biology I Lecture

4 credits | Prerequisites: H.S. biology or BIOL 1040 within the last three years

Students will be exposed to modern concepts of the chemical and cellular bases of life. Topics include: scientific methodology; chemistry of life; structure and function of cells; energy transformations; cellular reproduction; Mendelian genetics; DNA structure, function, replication; and the processes involved in protein synthesis; the influence of genetic material in life systems, human manipulations of DNA, fundamental concepts of the theory of evolution; biological diversity and evolutionary adaptations of organisms; bacteriology; and protists diversity. This course is for Associate of Science or pre-professional students wishing to transfer as biology majors.

Do not take this course if you have already received credit for BIOL 1101.

*BIOL 1311 – Principles of Biology I Lab

1 credits | Corequisite: BIOL 1310

This lab course accompanies Principles of Biology I Lecture, and covers the modern concepts of the chemical and cellular bases of life. During the course, students will demonstrate the application of the methods and tools of scientific inquiry, by actively and directly identifying/collecting data, manipulating data, evaluating and analyzing data, and interpreting data, presenting findings, and using information to answer questions. Students will interact with the Instructor at several points during each lab activity and will receive synchronous feedback on following proper laboratory safety protocol. Laboratory exercises emphasize experimental design and critical thinking. This course is for Associate of Science or pre-professional students wishing to transfer as biology majors.

*BIOL 1320 – Principles of Biology II Lecture

4 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 1310 & 1311

The major focus in this course is on the organism through biosphere levels of life. Topics include: diversity of plants, fungi, and animals; plant structure and function; the biology of animal systems; fundamentals of ecology and the biosphere. This course is for Associate of Science or pre-professional students wishing to transfer as biology majors.

Do not take this course if you have already received credit for BIOL 1102.

*BIOL 1321 – Principles of Biology II Lab

1 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 1310 & 1311 | Corequisite: BIOL 1320

This lab course accompanies Principles of Biology II Lecture, and the major focus in this course is on the organism through biosphere levels of life. Topics include: diversity of plants, fungi, and animals; plant structure and function; the biology of animal systems; fundamentals of ecology and the biosphere. During the course, students will demonstrate the application of the methods and tools of scientific inquiry, by actively and directly identifying/collecting data, manipulating data, evaluating and analyzing data, and interpreting data, presenting findings, and using information to answer questions. Students will interact with the Instructor at several points during each lab activity and will receive synchronous feedback on following proper laboratory safety protocol. Laboratory exercises emphasize experimental design and critical thinking. This course is for Associate of Science or pre-professional students wishing to transfer as biology majors.

*BIOL 1510 – Anatomy and Physiology I

3 credits | Corequisite: BIOL 1511

This course introduces major topics in anatomy and physiology for allied health students. After an introduction to the full structural hierarchy and homeostasis of multicellular organisms such as humans, there is focus on the chemical, cellular, and tissue levels of organization. The course is then organized to examine the structure and function of organ systems including the integumentary system, skeletal system and articulations, muscular system, and the nervous system including general and special senses. This lecture course is intended to be taken at the same time as Biol 1511 that provides laboratory exercises that complement topics covered in lecture.

Do not take this course if you have already received credit for BIOL 2205.

*BIOL 1511 – Anatomy and Physiology I Lab

1 credits | Corequisite: BIOL 1510

This is a laboratory course that is coordinated with BIOL 1510 Anatomy and Physiology I to introduce major topics in the field for allied health students. The introductory labs address laboratory safety, the basic structure and functions of the human body, principles of scientific method, and the use of the metric system to make measurements useful in the study of anatomy and physiology. The next few labs focus on cells from chemical composition to membrane function, including microscopic examination of cell structures, mitosis, and tissues. The course then shifts to examine the structure and function of organ systems including the integumentary system, skeletal system and articulations, muscular system, and the nervous system including general and special senses. This lab course is intended to be taken at the same time as BIOL 1510 which provides lecture material to complement topics covered here in lab.

*BIOL 1520 – Anatomy and Physiology II

3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 1510 | Corequisite: BIOL 1521

This course is a continuation of the study of major topics in anatomy and physiology begun in A&P I. The course begins with a review of the nervous system from A&P I that provides fast and short term controls, and continues with the endocrine system as the slow and long term control system. This course may then go into the reproductive systems, followed by an analysis of development in multicellular organism like humans. We will examine how the process of meiosis generates genetic variation that help populations avoid extinction from new pathogens. Our introduction to the organ systems continues with the Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems, along with immunity. The final part of the course covers the Respiratory, Digestive, and Urinary Systems along with nutrition and body balances. This course is intended to be taken at the same time as Biol 1521 that provides lab material to complement topics covered in lecture.

Do not take this course if you have already received credit for BIOL 2206.

*BIOL 1521 – Anatomy and Physiology II Lab

1 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 1510 or BIOL 2205 | Corequisite: BIOL 1520

This course is a continuation of the study of major topics in anatomy and physiology begun in A&P I. The course begins with a review of the nervous system from A&P I that provides fast and short term controls and continues with the endocrine system as the slow and long-term control system. This course may then go into the reproductive systems, followed by an analysis of development in multicellular organism like humans. We will examine how the process of meiosis generates genetic variation that help populations avoid extinction from new pathogens. Our introduction to the organ systems continues with the Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems, along with immunity. The final part of the course covers the Respiratory, Digestive, and Urinary Systems along with nutrition and body balances. This lab course is intended to be taken at the same time as BIOL 1520 that provides lecture material to complement topics covered in lab.

*BIOL 2205 – Anatomy & Physiology I

4 credits | Prerequisite: High School Biology within the last three years, BIOL 1104 within the last three years, or BIOL 1101.

This course begins with an introduction to the basics of human anatomy and physiology, evolution, human related anatomical terms and reference points. The course is also an examination of simple chemistry, cell and tissue structure and function, and basic metabolic processes including mitosis. The class will begin the study of human systems including the integumentary system, skeletal system, articulations associated with the skeletal system, muscular system and the nervous system including somatic and special senses. Laboratory exercises are designed to complement topics covered in lecture.

*BIOL 2206 – Anatomy & Physiology II

4 credits | Prerequisite: BIOL 2205

Topics cover the structure and function of the human: endocrine system, cardiovascular system including blood, lymphatic system including immunity, digestive system including nutrition, respiratory system, urinary system including fluid balance, electrolyte and acid-base balance, reproductive system including development, and basic genetics including human inheritance. Laboratory exercises are designed to complement topics covered in lecture.

*BIOL 2210 – Microbiology

4 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 1101 or BIOL 2205

This course covers the morphology and physiology of microorganisms and selected human parasites. Topics covered include basic chemistry, cell structure and function, metabolism, genetics, biotechnology, growth and control of microbes, normal human microflora, mechanisms of disease production, transmission of infectious diseases, immune responses, and the action of specific pathogens in the production of human infectious disease. There is also a brief introduction to environmental microbiology and various career options in microbiology. There is also a laboratory component that exposes students to biosafety and the practice of good aseptic technique.

*BIOL 2300 – Microbiology

3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 1320 or BIOL 1520 | Corequisite: BIOL 2301

This course covers the morphology and physiology of microorganisms and selected human parasites. Topics covered include basic chemistry, cell structure and function, metabolism, genetics, biotechnology, growth and control of microbes, normal human microflora, mechanisms of disease production, transmission of infectious diseases, immune responses, and the action of specific pathogens in the production of human infectious disease. There is also a brief introduction to environmental microbiology and various career options in microbiology. This must be taken at the same time as the corequisite laboratory course in Microbiology. The Microbiology Lab course exposes students to biosafety and the practice of good aseptic technique in growing and identifying live bacteria.

Do not take this course if you have already received credit for BIOL 2210.

*BIOL 2301 – Microbiology Lab

1 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 1320 or BIOL 1520 or BIOL 1102 or BIOL 2206 | Corequisite: BIOL 2300

This introductory Microbiology lab course exposes students to biosafety and techniques used to study the morphology and physiology of microorganisms. There will be opportunities to practice good aseptic technique in growing live bacteria. Topics covered include microscopy and staining, microscopic examination of cell structure and function, use of metabolic pathways to identify unknown microorganisms, analysis of genetic structure, enumeration of bacteria in broth culture, control of microbes, microscopic examination of single-cell eukaryotes, evaluation of disease transmission, immune responses and serologic testing, and identification of unknown bacteria using standard biochemical tests. This course must be taken at the same time as the corequisite lecture course in Microbiology (Biol 2300).

A * preceding a course number indicates that the course is part of Ohio Transfer 36.