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Biological Sciences Courses

1005
BSC

General Biological Science

A basic general education course designed to give the student an understanding of the cellular basis of life, genetics and inheritance, evolution and diversity, and ecology.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1005H
BSC

Honors General Biological Science

Credit hours: 3

1005L
BSC

General Biological Science Lab

$51.00 lab fee Corequisite: BSC1005 is recommended. A basic general education laboratory course designed to give the student an understanding of the cellular basis of life, genetics and inheritance, evolution and diversity, and ecology. Students will apply knowledge of the nature of science and scientific methodology to solve problems related to these topics and employ safe and effective use of laboratory technologies. This course is not intended for science majors. It is recommended that BSC1005 be taken as a corequisite or previously completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Credit hours: 1
Lab hours: 2

1020
BSC

Human Biology

A basic general education course designed to give the student an understanding of the cellular basis of life, genetics and inheritance, and how the different systems in the body function.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1020L
BSC

Human Biology Lab

$38.00 lab fee Recommended for students with the requirement of a science laboratory in their program track. Laboratory activities include the use of the microscope, cell and tissue study, chemical aspects of cell and tissue study, chemical aspects of cells and digestion, the study of human organ systems with the dissection of the fetal pig, and genetics.

Credit hours: 1
Lab hours: 2

2010
BSC

Biology for Science Majors I

Prerequisites: CHM1040 or equivalent with a minimum grade of "C." Corequisite: BSC2010L. College-level placement in English and reading recommended prior to taking this course. First of two courses designed to provide depth in the biological sciences for students majoring in the life sciences. Course covers scientific methods, the chemical and cellular basis of life, bioenergetics, cellular reproduction, and molecular and organismal genetics.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2010H
BSC

Honors Biology For Science Majors I

Credit hours: 3

2010L
BSC

Biology for Science Majors Laboratory I

$54.00 lab fee Corequisite: BSC2010. A laboratory course to be taken concurrently with BSC2010. Laboratory experiences will relate to the chemical and physical aspects of life, cellular processes, photosynthesis and cellular respiration, mitosis and meiosis, and genetics.

Credit hours: 1
Lab hours: 3

2011
BSC

Biology for Science Majors II

Prerequisites: BSC2010. Corequisite: BSC2011L. The second sequence course for students majoring in the life sciences. Concentration is on diversity of life. Topics covered include plant and animal tissues, principles of ecology, population genetics, and evolution.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2011H
BSC

Honors Biology For Science Majors II

Credit hours: 3

2011L
BSC

Biology For Science Majors Laboratory II

$43.00 lab fee Corequisite: BSC2011. A laboratory course to be taken concurrently with BSC2011. Laboratory experiences will include structure and function of plants and animals, ecological principles, and evolution. Activities include field trips, experiments in physiology, and dissections.

Credit hours: 1
Lab hours: 3

2085
BSC

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2085L
BSC

Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory

$44.00 lab fee Corequisite: BSC2085. Laboratory experiences related to lecture material, including microscope usage, membrane physiology, cell structure, and survey of tissues. Using appropriate dissection and histology slides the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems will be studied.

Credit hours: 1
Lab hours: 2

2086
BSC

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

Prerequisite: BSC2085 with a minimum grade of "C." Corequisite: BSC2086L. A study of the lymphatic system, fluid balance, the nervous system and special senses, the digestive system, the urinary system, the endocrine system, and the reproductive system. Structure and function taught concurrently. This course is not intended for biology majors.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2086H
BSC

Honors Anatomy and Physiology II

Prerequisite: BSC2085 with a minimum grade of "C." Corequisite: BSC2086L. A study of the lymphatic system, fluid balance, the nervous system and special senses, the digestive system, the urinary system, the endocrine system, and the reproductive system. Structure and function taught concurrently. This course is not intended for biology majors.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2086L
BSC

Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory

$28.00 lab fee Prerequisite: BSC2085L with a minimum grade of "C." Corequisite: BSC2086. A laboratory course to be taken concurrently with BSC2086. Laboratory experiences will relate to the lecture material and will include histology studies and appropriate dissections to study the lymphatic, nervous, digestive, urinary, endocrine, and reproductive systems.

Credit hours: 1
Lab hours: 2

2311
BSC

Introduction to Marine Biology

An introduction to the features of the world ocean and the major groups of living marine organisms that inhabit it. Physical, chemical, and biological interrelationships are emphasized. This course is not intended for biology majors, nor will it serve as a requirement for marine biology majors.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2311H
BSC

Honors Marine Biology

Credit hours: 3

2931
BSC

Special Topics

This course centers around topics of current interest or of special interest to students or instructors. Topics or focus may vary from semester to semester. (This course does not satisfy the biological sciences requirement for the A.A. degree. Transfer of credit is the prerogative of the receiving institution.)

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 1

2932
BSC

Special Topics

This course centers around topics of current interest or of special interest to students or instructors. Topics or focus may vary from semester to semester. (This course does not satisfy the biological sciences requirement for the A.A. degree. Transfer of credit is the prerogative of the receiving institution).

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 2

2933
BSC

Special Topics

This course centers around topics of current interest or of special interest to students or instructors. Topics or focus may vary from semester to semester. (This course does not satisfy the biological sciences requirement for the A.A. degree. Transfer of credit is the prerogative of the receiving institution.)

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2949
BSC

COOP/Work Experience/Biology

1-3 crs. Cooperative Education courses may be taken toward completion of most of the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree programs. A maximum of six credit hours may be used in meeting the A.A. degree requirements. Prerequisite: Minimum of 2.0 GPA, meet with the co-op coordinator, and availability of co-op work experience slot. Supervised, practical work experience that seeks to combine theories and apply practical skills to projects in the student's major field of study. Requirements include online weekly, mid-term, and end-of-term reflection assignments.

Credit hours: 1
Other hours: 1

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