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Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
BI 101 GENERAL BIOLOGY 4 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Designed to satisfy the General Education science requirement, this course introduces the basic principles governing living organisms with emphasis on the molecular and cellular basis of life. Concepts in genetics, reproduction, development, evolution, and ecology are discussed. Not recommended to those students with credit in BI 107 or BI 111. (NSLD) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in MA 094, appropriate score on the mathematics placement test, or consent of department. Eligibility for EN 101 or EN 101A; completion of RD 103 or appropriate assessment test score. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
BI 101HM GENERAL BIOLOGY-HONORS 4 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Designed to satisfy the General Education science requirement, this course introduces the basic principles governing living organisms with emphasis on the molecular and cellular basis of life. Concepts in genetics, reproduction, development, evolution, and ecology are discussed. Not recommended to those students with credit in BI 107 or BI 111. (NSLD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, and a grade of C or better in MA 094, appropriate score on the mathematics placement test, or consent of department. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
BI 101L GENERAL BIOLOGY No Credit BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BI 101.
BI 101LH GENERAL BIOLOGY-LAB-HONORS No Credit BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BI 101HM.
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CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
BI 104 UNDERSTANDING VIRUSES 3 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Designed for non-science majors, this is an introduction to the foundation of modern virology from smallpox to AIDS. The approach will be both historical and experimental, emphasizing the discovery of viruses as a biological form, the role of viruses in disease, and the impact of viruses in the development of modern cell and molecular biology. Various aspects of AIDS as a viral disease will be explored. (NSND) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
BI 105A ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY 3 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    This course is designed for non-science majors and emphasizes environmental problems facing society. Topics include ecological principles, human population dynamics, energy sources, land and soil use, air pollution, water pollution, and endangered species. This course satisfies the General Education three-credit natural sciences distribution requirement. To satisfy the natural sciences lab distribution requirement, BI 105A and BI 105B must be taken concurrently. (NSND) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in MA 094, appropriate score on the mathematics placement test, or consent of department. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
BI 105AH ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY-HONORS 3 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    This course is designed for non-science majors and emphasizes environmental problems facing society. Topics include ecological principles, human population dynamics, energy sources, land and soil use, air pollution, water pollution, and endangered species. This course satisfies the General Education three-credit natural sciences distribution requirement. To satisfy the natural sciences lab distribution requirement, BI 105AH and BI 105BH must be taken concurrently. (NSND) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, a grade of C or better in MA 094, appropriate score on the mathematics placement test, or consent of department. Three hours each week.
BI 105B ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY LAB 1 semester hour BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    A combination of laboratory investigations and field trips is used to introduce students to the scientific method and experimental design, demonstrate basic ecological principles, and familiarize students with local resources. (NSLD) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in MA 094, appropriate score on the mathematics placement test, or consent of department. COREQUISITE: BI 105A. To satisfy the natural sciences lab distribution requirement, BI 105A and BI 105B must be taken concurrently. Course may be repeated without the corequisite with consent of department. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours laboratory each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
BI 105BH ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY LAB-HON 1 semester hour BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    A combination of laboratory investigations and field trips is used to introduce students to the scientific method and experimental design, demonstrate basic ecological principles, and familiarize students with local resources. (NSLD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, a grade of C or better in MA 094, appropriate score on the mathematics placement test, or consent of department. COREQUISITE: BI 105AH To satisfy the natural sciences lab distribution requirement, BI 105AH and BI 105BH must be taken concurrently. Course may be repeated without the corequisite with consent of department. Three hours laboratory each week.
BI 106 MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 3 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    This course focuses on the marine environment, scientific and public concerns, the ocean and its effect on the Earth's weather, oceanic characteristics and diversity of life forms, the effect on human and cultural development, pollutants, and the potential exploitation of marine resources. (NSND) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, MA 097/099, RD 120. Three hours each week.
BI 107 PRIN OF BIOLOGY I 4 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    This course, first in a two-semester sequence intended for natural science majors, covers the molecular and cellular basis of life, enzymes, photosynthesis, cell respiration, genetics, reproduction, and development. (NSLD) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, MA 097/099, RD 120 or higher. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week.
BI 107HM PRIN OF BIOLOGY I-HONORS 4 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    This course, first in a two-semester sequence intended for natural science majors, covers the molecular and cellular basis of life, enzymes, photosynthesis, cell respiration, genetics, reproduction, and development. (NSLD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Assessment level: MA 097/099. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
BI 107L PRIN OF BIOLOGY I No Credit BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BI 107.
BI 107LH PRIN OF BIOLOGY I-HONORS No Credit BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BI 107HM.
BI 108 PRIN OF BIOLOGY II 4 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    This course, the second in a two-semester sequence intended for natural science majors, examines the basis of life at the level of the organism, evolution, taxonomy, kingdoms of life, ecology, and behavior. (NSLD) Assessment Levels: EN 101/101A, MA 097/099, RD 120 or higher. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week.
BI 108HM PRIN OF BIOLOGY II-HONORS 4 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    This course, the second in a two-semester sequence intended for natural science majors, examines the basis of life at the level of the organism, evolution, taxonomy, kingdoms of life, ecology, and behavior. (NSLD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits. a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in En 101 or EN 101A. Assessment level: MA 097/099. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
BI 108L PRIN OF BIOLOGY II No Credit BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BI 108.
BI 108LH PRIN OF BIOLOGY II-HONORS No Credit BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BI 108HM.
BI 109 NAT SCIENCE CHESAPEAKE BAY 3 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    The Chesapeake Bay is an estuary of natural and economic importance surrounded by one of the most densely populated regions of the United States. Basic principles of natural science will be learned using the Chesapeake watershed as a model. A historical perspective of the bay will be presented and contrasted with the current condition of the estuary. Students will research, discuss, and present issues influencing the Chesapeake Bay. One field trip required. (NSND) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
BI 130A THE HUMAN BODY 3 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    This course is designed for non-biology majors. Introduces the student to the structure and function of human body systems. Topics include basic chemistry, cell structure and function, tissues, organ systems (e.g. digestive, circulatory, reproductive systems), and associated common disease and illnesses. To satisfy the natural sciences lab distribution requirement BI 130A and BI 130B must be taken concurrently. (NSND) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, MA 097/099, RD 120. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
BI 130B THE HUMAN BODY LABORATORY 1 semester hour BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    This course is designed for non-biology majors. Laboratory work that illustrates and reinforces the concepts discussed in BI 130A. To satisfy the natural sciences laboratory distribution requirement, BI 130A and BI 130B must be taken concurrently. Course may be repeated without the corequisite with consent of department. (NSLD) COREQUISITE: BI 130A. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, MA 097-099, RD 120. Three hours laboratory each week.
BI 203 MICROBIOLOGY 4 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Provides an overview of microorganisms, emphasizing bacteria including the structure, metabolic activities, genetics, and mechanisms of control of microorganisms as well as the relationships of microorganisms to humans, the environment, disease, and immunity. Laboratory sessions include basic techniques of culturing and identifying microorganisms as well as observations of their activities. PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in BI 107. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
BI 203HM MICROBIOLOGY-HONORS 4 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Provides an overview of microorganisms, emphasizing bacteria including the structure, metabolic activities, genetics, and mechanisms of control of microorganisms as well as the relationships of microorganisms to humans, the environment, disease, and immunity. Laboratory sessions include basic techniques of culturing and identifying microorganisms as well as observations of their activities. PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A and a grade of C or better in BI 107. Two hours lecture four hours laboratory each week.
BI 203L MICROBIOLOGY No Credit BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BI 203.
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CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
BI 203LH MICROBIOLOGY-HONORS No Credit BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BI 203HM.
BI 204 HUMAN ANAT & PHYS I 4 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Detailed study of the structure and function of the body, including tissues, skin, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous system, and sense organs. (NSLD) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in BI 107. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
BI 204HM HUMAN ANAT & PHYS I-HONORS 4 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Detailed study of the structure and function of the body, including tissues, skin, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous system, and sense organs. (NSLD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, and a grade of C or better in BI 107. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
BI 204L HUMAN ANAT & PHYS I No Credit BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BI 204.
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CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
BI 204LH HUMAN ANAT & PHYS I-HONORS No Credit BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BI 204HM.
BI 205 HUMAN ANAT & PHYS II 4 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Provides in-depth study of the structure and function of the body, including digestion and metabolism, the respiratory system, the circulatory system and immunity, the excretory system and body fluids, the reproductive system, human development, and the endocrine system. (NSLD) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in BI 204. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
BI 205HM HUMAN ANAT & PHYS II-HONORS 4 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Provides in-depth study of the structure and function of the body, including digestion and metabolism, the respiratory system, the circulatory system and immunity, the excretory system and body fluids, the reproductive system, human development, and the endocrine system. (NSLD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, and a grade of C or better in BI 204. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
BI 205L HUMAN ANAT & PHYS II No Credit BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BI 205.
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CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
BI 205LH HUMAN ANAT & PHYS II-HONORS No Credit BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BI 205HM.
BI 206 INTRO BIOL HUMAN REPRODUCTION 3 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    This course introduces anatomical, hormonal, and neurological aspects of human reproductive biology. Topics include basic male/female anatomy, reproductive endocrinology, sexual differentiation, fertilization and early fetal development, pregnancy, labor and birth, and factors influencing fertility. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, MA 097/099, RD 120. Three hours each week.
BI 207 ECOLOGY 4 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Study of the relationships of organisms to their environment, with emphasis on classic studies and on recent advances in the field. Topics include evolutionary ecology, population growth and regulation, interspecific relationships (e.g., competition, predation), behavioral ecology, community ecology, systems ecology (e.g., energy flow, biogeochemical cycles), and ecological effects of human activities. (NSLD) PREREQUISITE: Four hours of biological science, or consent of department. Assessment level: MA 110 or higher. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week.
BI 207L ECOLOGY No Credit BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BI 207.
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CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
BI 209 GENERAL GENETICS 4 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Introduces major concepts in genetics at the cellular, molecular, and population levels; it also reviews and expands classical Mendelian principles, the molecular nature of the gene, gene action, gene regulation, and gene frequencies in populations. Examples, drawn from prokaryotes and eukaryotes, emphasize recent advances in health, medicine, and biotechnology. PREREQUISITES: A grade of C or better in BI 107, MA 110 or higher. Four hours of chemistry recommended but not required. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week.
BI 209HM GENERAL GENETICS-HONORS 4 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Introduces major concepts in genetics at the cellular, molecular, and population levels; it also reviews and expands classical Mendelian principles, the molecular nature of the gene, gene action, gene regulation, and gene frequencies in populations. Examples, drawn from prokaryotes and eukaryotes, emphasize recent advances in health, medicine, and biotechnology. PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, a grade of C or better in BI 107, MA 110 or higher. Four hours of chemistry recommended but not required. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week.
BI 209L GENERAL GENETICS No Credit BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BI 209.
BI 209LH GENERAL GENETICS-LAB-HONORS No Credit BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BI 209HM.
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CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
BI 213 NUTRITION 3 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    A course in basic nutritional requirements and considerations of the abnormalities caused by excesses or deficiencies of these requirements. Dietary habits and needs of various age groups and conditions will be studied. PREREQUISITES: One college-level biology course and one college-level chemistry course. Three hours each week.
BI 218 PATHOPHYSIOLOGY 3 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Presents the underlying concepts and biological basis for common pathological disorders of all body systems. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITES: A grade of C or better in BI 204. PRE- or COREQUISITE: BI 205. Three hours each week.
BI 222 PRINCIPLES OF GENETICS 4 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    An introduction to the underlying principles, theories, technology and vocabulary that constitute the discipline of genetics. Concentrating on the molecular aspect of classical and extended genetics, course topics include: molecular organization of genetic information in viruses, prokaryotes and eukaryotes; the molecular basis of phenotypic variation; and the molecular aspects of gene action, expression, and regulation. Collectively, this course provides a framework for understanding how genetics is used as a tool for investigation of issues related to human health, medicines, and in biotechnology. PREREQUISITES: A grade of C or better in BI 107, MA 110 or higher, or consent of department. Students may not receive credit for both BI 222 and BI 209. Three hours lecture, two hours of discussion/recitation each week.
BI 222D PRINCIPLES OF GENETICS No Credit BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Discussion component of BI 222.
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Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
BI 230 MOLECULAR CELL BIOLOGY 4 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    A detailed study of the molecular structure and function of the eukaryotic cell including cell ultrastructure, molecular genetic mechanisms and techniques, structure of chromosomes and genes and transcriptional as well as posttranscriptional, control of gene expression, structure of biomembranes and movement of molecules into and through cellular membranes; cell signaling mechanisms; cytoskeletal systems and cellular movement; interactions; division; lineage and death of cells; molecular cell biology of development, of nerve cells, of immunology, and of cancer. PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in BI 107. Four hours of chemistry recommended but not required. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week.
BI 230L MOLECULAR CELL BIOLOGY No Credit BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BI 230.

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