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Biology (BIO)

BIO-102 Introductory Biology, 3 cr.
Introduction to all biology, ecology, physiology and biological principles. Intended for non-science majors. Lecture section of BIO-105.
 
BIO-105 Introductory Biology, 4 cr.
Introduction to all biology, ecology, physiology, and biological principles. Intended for non-science majors. Lecture and laboratory.
 
BIO-112 General Biology I, 4 cr.
Introduction to biology concepts with emphasis on ecology, cellular biology, reproduction and development, genetics and evolution. Lecture and laboratory.
 
BIO-113 General Biology II, 4 cr.
Introduction to biology concepts with emphasis on kingdoms; taxonomy and a survey of invertebrate and vertebrate organisms; plant structures and physiology; and animal systems. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: BIO-112.
 
BIO-141 Ecology & Environment Concepts, 4 cr.
Basic ecology and environmental concepts, including population studies of the world and how they relate to environmental problems. Lecture and laboratory.
 
BIO-151 Nutrition, 3 cr.
Normal Nutrition provides the student with a basic background of the nutrients which are essential in maintaining the physical and mental well-being of the human body. An overview of the digestive processes and the relationship to each group of nutrients is presented. Basic nutritional principles of food selection are studied with an emphasis on health promotion throughout the life cycle. Students examine their personal eating habits and identify ways to promote a health nutritional status.
 
BIO-163 Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology, 4 cr.
Structure and function of the human body with emphasis on cells, tissues and all major organ systems. Anatomy and physiology are integrated at the cellular level and at the organ/system level. Lecture and laboratory.
 
An advanced study of anatomy and physiology. The relationship between body structure and function and homeostasis forms the basis for the course. Pathological processes that result in dysfunction and disease are presented. Major topics include cell biology, histology, skin, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Lecture and laboratory.
 
BIO-173 Human Anatomy & Physiology II, 4 cr.
An advanced study of anatomy and physiology. The relationship between body structure and function and homeostasis forms the basis for the course. Pathological processes that result in dysfunction and disease are presented. Major topics include digestive, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, immune, blood, metabolism, reproduction, urinary, fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance. Lecture and laboratory.
 
BIO-186 Microbiology, 4 cr.
General microbiology designed for the science major and nursing students. Emphasis on morphology, physiology, microbial genetics, immunology, pathology, epidemiology, and laboratory techniques. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: BIO-102 or BIO-163 or AGV-104 or higher.
 
BIO-210 Concepts of Pathophysiology, 4 cr.
This course will provide an in-depth analysis of the changes that occur in the human body as a result of disease or injury. Pathophysiologic concepts and common alterations occurring in the body systems will be defined and discussed. Interrelationships between risk factors, clinical signs, disease processes and medical treatment of common alterations will be analyzed.
 
Students develop and conduct their own research projects, work on actual research projects with biologists at the Department of Natural Resources, or research and conduct problem solving projects. Students must have instructor’s permission to enroll.
 
BIO-248 Introduction to Bioscience Technology, 4 cr.
This course explores the expanding field of biotechnology and the impacts on society. Fundamental biology, chemistry and math concepts are applied through hands-on activities to emphasize essential laboratory methods. Course content and lab skills are relevant to agriculture, medicine, bioenergy and biosafety.
 
BIO-300 Field Biology & Lab, 4 cr.
Basic field study of the various types of ecosystems common to the Iowa Great Lakes region. Identification of plants and animals which inhabit these ecosystems. Specimen collection techniques, use of taxonomic keys, using water quality analysis equipment and ecological field methods. Lecture and laboratory.
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