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Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
BIOL 101 GENERAL BIOLOGY 4 semester hours BIOL-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 BIOL 150 or BIOL 151. (NSLD) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in MATH 080, appropriate score on the mathematics placement test, or consent of department. Eligibility for ENGL 101 or ENGL 101A; completion of READ 103 or appropriate assessment test score. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week. Formerly BI 101.
BIOL 101HM GENERAL BIOLOGY-HONORS 4 semester hours BIOL-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 BIOL 150 or BIOL 151. (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 ENGL 101 or ENGL 101A, and a grade of C or better in MATH 080, appropriate score on the mathematics placement test, or consent of department. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week. Formerly BI 101HM.
BIOL 101L GENERAL BIOLOGY No Credit BIOL-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BIOL 101.
BIOL 101LH GENERAL BIOLOGY-HONORS No Credit BIOL-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BIOL 101HM.
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BIOL 105 ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY 3 semester hours BIOL-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, BIOL 105 and BIOL 106 must be taken concurrently. (NSND) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in MATH 080, appropriate score on the mathematics placement test, or consent of department. Assessment levels: ENGL 101/101A, READ 120. Three hours each week. Formerly BI 105A.
BIOL 105HM ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY-HONORS 3 semester hours BIOL-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, BIOL 105 and BIOL 106 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 ENGL 101 or ENGL 101A, a grade of C or better in MATH 080, appropriate score on the mathematics placement test, or consent of department. Three hours each week. Formerly BI 105AH.
BIOL 106 ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY LAB 1 semester hour BIOL-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: BIOL 105. To satisfy the natural sciences lab distribution requirement, BIOL 105 and BIOL 106 must be taken concurrently. Course may be repeated without the corequisite with consent of department. Assessment levels: ENGL 101/101A, READ 120. Three hours laboratory each week. Formerly BI 105B.
BIOL 106HM ENVIRONMENTAL BIOL LAB-HONORS 1 semester hour BIOL-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 ENGL 101 or ENGL 101A, a grade of C or better in MATH 080, appropriate score on the mathematics placement test, or consent of department. COREQUISITE: BI 105 To satisfy the natural sciences lab distribution requirement, BI 105 and BI 106 must be taken concurrently. Course may be repeated without the corequisite with consent of department. Three hours laboratory each week. Formerly BI 105BH.
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BIOL 108 MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 3 semester hours BIOL-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: ENGL 101/101A, MATH 093/096, READ 120. Three hours each week. Formerly BI 106.
BIOL 111 NAT SCIENCE CHESAPEAKE BAY 3 semester hours BIOL-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: ENGL 101/101A, READ 120. Three hours each week. Formerly BI 109.
BIOL 114 UNDERSTANDING VIRUSES 3 semester hours BIOL-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: ENGL 101/101A, READ 120. Three hours lecture/discussion each week. Formerly BI 104.
BIOL 130 THE HUMAN BODY 3 semester hours BIOL-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 BIOL 130 and BIOL 131 must be taken concurrently. (NSND) Assessment levels: ENGL 101/101A, MATH 093/096, READ 120. Three hours each week. Formerly BI 130A.
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Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
BIOL 131 THE HUMAN BODY LABORATORY 1 semester hour BIOL-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    This course is designed for non-biology majors. Laboratory work that illustrates and reinforces the concepts discussed in BIOL 130. To satisfy the natural sciences laboratory distribution requirement, BIOL 130 and BIOL 131 must be taken concurrently. Course may be repeated without the corequisite with consent of department. (NSLD) COREQUISITE: BIOL 130. Assessment levels: ENGL 101/101A, MATH 093/096, READ 120. Three hours laboratory each week. Formerly BI 130B.
BIOL 136 INTRO BIOL HUMAN REPORDUCTION 3 semester hours BIOL-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: ENGL 101/101A, MATH 093/096, READ 120. Three hours each week. Formerly BI 206.
BIOL 150 PRIN OF BIOLOGY I 4 semester hours BIOL-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: ENGL 101/101A, MATH 093/096, READ 120 or higher. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week. Formerly BI 107.
BIOL 150HM PRIN OF BIOLOGY I-HONORS 4 semester hours BIOL-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 ENGL 101 or ENGL 101A. Assessment level: MATH 093/096. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week. Formerly BI 107HM.
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Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
BIOL 150L PRIN OF BIOLOGY I No Credit BIOL-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BIOL 150.
BIOL 150LH PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY I-HONORS No Credit BIOL-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BIOL 150HM.
BIOL 151 PRIN OF BIOLOGY II 4 semester hours BIOL-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: ENGL 101/101A, MATH 093/096, READ 120 or higher. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week. Formerly BI 108.
BIOL 151HM PRIN OF BIOLOGY II-HONORS 4 semester hours BIOL-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. 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in ENGL 101 or ENGL 101A. Assessment level: MATH 093/096. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week. Formerly BI 108HM.
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Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
BIOL 151L PRIN OF BIOLOGY II No Credit BIOL-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BIOL 151.
BIOL 151LH PRIN OF BIOLOGY II-HONORS No Credit BIOL-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BIOL 151HM.
BIOL 210 MICROBIOLOGY 4 semester hours BIOL-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 BIOL 150. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week. Formerly BI 203.
BIOL 210HM MICROBIOLOGY-HONORS 4 semester hours BIOL-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 ENGL 101 or ENGL 101A and a grade of C or better in BIOL 150. Two hours lecture four hours laboratory each week. Formerly BI 203HM.
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Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
BIOL 210L MICROBIOLOGY No Credit BIOL-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BIOL 210.
BIOL 210LH MICROBIOLOGY-HONORS No Credit BIOL-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BIOL 210HM.
BIOL 212 HUMAN ANAT & PHYS I 4 semester hours BIOL-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 BIOL 150. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week. Formerly BI 204.
BIOL 212HM HUMAN ANAT & PHYS I-HONORS 4 semester hours BIOL-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 ENGL 101 or ENGL 101A, and a grade of C or better in BIOL 150. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week. Formerly BI 204HM.
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Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
BIOL 212L HUMAN ANAT & PHYS I No Credit BIOL-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BIOL 212.
BIOL 212LH HUMAN ANAT & PHYS I-HONORS No Credit BIOL-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BIOL 212HM.
BIOL 213 HUMAN ANAT & PHYS II 4 semester hours BIOL-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 BIOL 212. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week. Formerly BI 205.
BIOL 213HM HUMAN ANAT & PHYS II-HONORS 4 semester hours BIOL-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 ENGL 101 or ENGL 101A, and a grade of C or better in BIOL 212. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week. Formerly BI 205HM.
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Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
BIOL 213L HUMAN ANAT & PHYS II No Credit BIOL-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BIOL 213.
BIOL 213LH HUMAN ANAT & PHYS II-HONORS No Credit BIOL-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BIOL 213HM.
BIOL 217 ECOLOGY 4 semester hours BIOL-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: MATH 110 or higher. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week. Formerly BI 207.
BIOL 217L ECOLOGY No Credit BIOL-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BIOL 217.
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BIOL 220 GENERAL GENETICS 4 semester hours BIOL-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 BIOL 150, MATH 110 or higher. Four hours of chemistry recommended but not required. Assessment levels: ENGL 101/101A, READ 120. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week. Formerly BI 209.
BIOL 220HM GENERAL GENETICS-HONORS 4 semester hours BIOL-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 ENGL 101 or ENGL 101A, a grade of C or better in BIOL 150, MATH 110 or higher. Four hours of chemistry recommended but not required. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week. Formerly BI 209HM.
BIOL 220L GENERAL GENETICS No Credit BIOL-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BIOL 220.
BIOL 220LH GENERAL GENETICS-HONORS No Credit BIOL-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BIOL 220HM.
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Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
BIOL 222 PRINCIPLES OF GENETICS 4 semester hours BIOL-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 BIOL 150, MATH 110 or higher, or consent of department. Students may not receive credit for both BIOL 222 and BIOL 220. Three hours lecture, two hours of discussion/recitation each week. Formerly BI 222.
BIOL 222D PRINCIPLES OF GENETICS No Credit BIOL-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Discussion component of BIOL 222.
BIOL 226 NUTRITION 3 semester hours BIOL-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. PREREQUISITE: BIOL 150 with a grade of C or better. Three hours each week. Formerly BI 213.
BIOL 228 PATHOPHYSIOLOGY 3 semester hours BIOL-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 BIOL 212. PRE- or COREQUISITE: BIOL 213. Three hours each week. Formerly BI 218.
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Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
BIOL 230 MOLECULAR CELL BIOLOGY 4 semester hours BIOL-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 BIOL 150. Four hours of chemistry recommended but not required. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week. Formerly BI 230.
BIOL 230L MOLECULAR CELL BIOLOGY No Credit BIOL-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BIOL 230.

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