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BI-Biology

Lower Division Collegiate

BI100SB (3 credits)
Biology of Human Body Systems

Presents a rational and systematic observation of the human body and allows identification, description and discussion to create a basic understanding for students interested in the Basic Health Care certificate or anyone interested in a basic understanding of how the human body works. Topics include body organization, basic chemistry, cell structure and function, tissues, and an overview of the major body systems. Prerequisite: RD90 or WR91 or designated placement score.

BI101 (3 credits)
Introduction to Biology I

Provides an overview of important principles, concepts and topics in biology. Designed for non-majors or those interested in learning more about biology. Science majors and pre-allied health professionals should take the 200-level biology series. Topics covered include atoms and molecules, basic chemistry, cell structure and function, cell respiration, cell division, photosynthesis, DNA structure, protein synthesis, and basic genetics. Prerequisites: RD90 or WR91 and MTH60 or designated placement scores.

BI101L (1 credit)
Introduction to Biology I Lab

Lab associated with BI101.

BI102 (3 credits)
Introduction to Biology II

Provides an overview of basic animal anatomy and physiology with a special interest to humans. Designed for non-majors or those interested in learning more about biology. Science majors and pre-allied health professionals should take the 200-level biology series. Topics and systems covered include homeostasis, hormones, digestive system, circulation, lymphatic system, circulatory system, immunity, nervous system, urinary system, and reproduction. Prerequisites: MTH60 and WR90 or WR91 or designated placement score(s). Recommended prerequisites: BI101, BI101L, or BI211, BI211L.

BI102L (1 credit)
Introduction to Biology II Lab

Lab associated with BI102.

BI103 (3 credits)
Introduction to Biology III

Provides an overview of plants, microbes, fungi and ecology. Designed for non-majors or those interested in learning more about biology. Science majors and pre-allied health professionals should take the 200-level biology series. Topics covered include basic evolution, classification, microbes, fungi, plant structure and function, planet diversity, populations, communities, and human impact on the environment. Prerequisites: MTH60 and RD90 (or WR91)

BI103L (1 credit)
Introduction to Biology III Lab

Lab associated with BI103.

BI121 (3 credits)
Elementary Anatomy and Physiology I

This is the first term of a two-term sequence. This course covers basic anatomy and physiology for Medical Office Assistant, Medical Health Technician, Message Therapy, Medical Assistant, Medical Transcription, and Practical Nursing. Topics covered include body organization, basic chemistry, cell structure and function, tissues, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, and nervous system. Includes a laboratory component that requires dissection. Prerequisites: MTH20 and WR90 or WR91 or designated placement scores. Recommended prerequisites: MTH60 or MTH63 or designated placement score.

BI121L (1 credit)
Elementary Anatomy and Physiology I Lab

Lab associated with BI121.

BI122 (3 credits)
Elementary Anatomy and Physiology II

This is the second term of a two-term sequence. This course covers basic anatomy and physiology for Medical Office Assistant, Medical Health Technician, Message Therapy, Medical Assistant, Medical Transcription, and Practical Nursing. Topics covered include the endocrine systems, blood, cardiovascular system, lymphatic system, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system and reproductive system. Includes a laboratory component that requires dissection. Prerequisites: BI121, BI121L or BI231, BI231L. Recommended prerequisites: AH100, CHEM104.

BI122L (1 credit)
Elementary Anatomy and Physiology II Lab

Lab associated with BI122.

BI199 (variable credits)
Special Studies: Biology

Selected topics of study in biology are offered on demand through workshops, seminars, lecture, lab, and/or independent study format. Prerequisites: May vary depending on subject offerings.

BI211 (3 credits)
General Biology I

Designed primarily for pre-professional students majoring in the biological sciences, science education, and related allied health fields. Covers the molecular and cellular aspects of biology including the scientific method, cell structure and function, biological membranes, cell division, inorganic, organic and biochemistry, enzymes, cellular respiration, biochemical genetics, basic heredity, genetic engineering and DNA-RNA-protein synthesis mechanisms. Students who take CHEM104 or its equivalent before BI211 are better prepared for the rigors of this class. Prerequisites: MTH60 and RD90 or WR91 or designated placement scores. Recommended prerequisite: CHEM104.

BI211L (1 credit)
General Biology I Lab

Lab associated with BI211.

BI212 (3 credits)
General Biology II

Designed primarily for pre-professional students majoring in the biological sciences, science education, and related allied health fields. Covers the basic principles of Darwinian evolution, evolution of populations and speciation; describes the structure, function and impact of viruses and bacteria; and provides an overview of the protist and animal kingdoms with emphasis on the major characteristics and importance of organisms in the taxa of each kingdom. Prerequisites: BI211, BI211L. Recommended prerequisite: CHEM104.

BI212L (1 credit)
General Biology II Lab

Lab associated with BI212.

BI213 (3 credits)
General Biology III

Designed primarily for pre-professional students majoring in the biological sciences, science education, and related allied health fields. Topics include discussion of the fungal and plant kingdoms; the structure, growth, function and differentiation of leaves, roots, stems, flowers and plant reproduction; and basic principles of ecology the includes communities, population, ecosystems, the ecosphere and human impact on the environment. Prerequisite: BI211, BI211L. Recommended prerequisite: CHEM104.

BI213L (1 credit)
General Biology III Lab

Lab associated with BI213.

BI231 (3 credits)
Anatomy and Physiology I

The first term of a three-term sequence. This course benefits students entering health professions, physical education and pre-professional medical or veterinary degrees. Emphasis is placed on the structure, function and regulatory mechanisms of the tissues, skin, skeleton, muscles and neurons. Includes a laboratory component that requires dissection. Prerequisite: WR115 or BT113 or designated placement score and BI211, BI211L. Recommended prerequisite: CHEM104.

BI231L (1 credit)
Anatomy and Physiology I Lab

Lab associated with BI231.

BI232 (3 credits)
Anatomy and Physiology II

The second term of a three-term sequence. This course benefits students entering health professions, physical education and pre-professional medical or veterinary degrees. Emphasis is placed on the structure, function and regulatory mechanisms of the nervous, endocrine, special sense and circulatory systems. Includes a laboratory component that requires dissection. Prerequisite: BI231, BI231L. Recommended prerequisite: CHEM104.

BI232L (1 credit)
Anatomy and Physiology II Lab

Lab associated with BI232.

BI233 (3 credits)
Anatomy and Physiology III

The third term of a three-term sequence. This course benefits students entering health professions, physical education and pre-professional medical or veterinary degrees. Emphasis is placed on the structure, function and regulatory mechanisms of the respiratory, lymphatic, immune, digestive, urinary, reproductive systems and acid/base and electrolyte balance. Includes a laboratory component that requires dissection. Prerequisite: BI231, BI231L. Recommended prerequisite: CHEM104.

BI233L (1 credit)
Anatomy and Physiology III Lab

Lab associated with BI233.

BI234 (3 credits)
Microbiology

Studies microorganisms, focusing primarily on bacteria and viruses.  Covers the structure, function, metabolism, genetics and classification of bacteria and archaea.  Also includes topics of microbial control, viral replication, epidemiology and vaccinations. Students must enroll in lecture and laboratory sections. Prerequisite: BI211, BI211L. Recommended prerequisite: CHEM104.

BI234L (1 credit)
Microbiology Lab

Lab associated with BI234.