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2020-2021 Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences Courses

1005
BSC

General Biological Science

(Offered fall, spring, and summer). 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

(Offered fall, spring, and summer). Satisfactory completion of ENC0015 or appropriate placement score is recommended. Cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements by students who already have credit in BSC2010 or BSC2011. 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

1020
BSC

Human Biology

(Offered fall, spring, and summer). 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

$17.00 lab fee (Offered fall and spring). 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

(Offered fall and spring). 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

(Offered fall and spring). 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

2010L
BSC

Biology for Science Majors Laboratory I

$68.00 lab fee (Offered fall and spring). 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

(Offered spring). 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

(Offered spring). 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

2011L
BSC

Biology For Science Majors Laboratory II

$47.00 lab fee (Offered spring). 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

(Offered fall, spring, and summer). Corequisite: BSC2085L or consent of Natural Sciences division chair. A study of chemistry, cells, tissue, the integument, the skeletal system, the muscular system, the cardiovascular system, and the respiratory system. Structure and function taught concurrently. This course is not intended for biology majors. Satisfactory completion of BSC1020 or high school biology during the last 5 years is strongly recommended.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2085L
BSC

Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory

$27.00 lab fee (Offered fall, spring, and summer). 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

2086L
BSC

Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory

$27.00 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

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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