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Biological Science

Course Descriptions

BIO 101 CORE 42 Logo  Biology 4-2-5 (MOTR BIOL100L)
This course is designed to provide each student with an understanding and appreciation of the diversity of living things and their cell structure, chemistry, genetics, evolution, and ecological relationships.

BIO 105 CORE 42 Logo Introductory Conservation Biology 3-0-3 (MOTR BIOL100)
This course involves a study of the earth’s ecosystems and biodiversity as well as historical and current human impacts on these systems. The importance of conserving the earth’s biodiversity is also discussed.

BIO 105H CORE 42 Logo  Introductory Conservation Biology Honors 3-0-3 (MOTR BIOL100)
This course involves a study of the earth’s ecosystems and biodiversity as well as historical and current human impacts on these systems. The importance of conserving the earth’s biodiversity is also discussed. Honors sections of Conservation Biology stress critical thinking and analytical writing. Prerequisite: Student must meet criteria for admission to Honors program. (IN)

BIO 150 CORE 42 Logo  General Zoology 4-2-5  (MOTR BIOL150L)
This course involves a comparative study of animal life and the anatomical adaptations that enable animals to inhabit nearly all ecological niches. Extensive lab work and some field trips are required.

BIO 151 CORE 42 Logo  Introductory Plant Biology 4-2-5 (MOTR BIOL150L)
This course examines general biological principles with emphasis on the structures, reproduction, and ecology of seed plants. Course includes lab work and field trips.

BIO 205 CORE 42 Logo  Human Anatomy 3-2-4  (MOTR LIFS150L)
Human Anatomy is a general study of the structure and function of the human body and considers all major organ systems. Significant laboratory work is required to identify various systems of the human body by flag-spotting. Dissection is included in this course.

BIO 206 Microbiology 3-2-4
This course studies the role of bacteria and other microorganisms in nature. The principles of the subject can be related to agriculture, domestic science, and nursing. Extensive lab work is required. Students perform simple, Gram, and special stain procedures on bacteria. Prerequisite: BIO101 or BIO205 or instructor approval.

BIO 209 CORE 42 Logo  Physiology 3-2-4  (MOTR LIFS150L)
This course studies metabolic functions of the cell; diffusion physiology; and the nervous, muscular, respiratory, digestive, excretory, reproductive, and endocrine systems. Physiology lab is a very important part of this course. Prerequisite: BIO205 or instructor approval.

BIO 299: Special Studies in Biology (1 to 6)-0-(1 to 6)
This course will consist of specialized study in areas of the department, which are not covered in-depth in courses already offered. Students may take no more than three Special Studies courses in any one discipline. (IN)