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Course Catalog: Biology

BI 1203 3.0
Intro Life Science
A study of fundamental biological concepts, with emphasis on human biology. Topics include: the cell, the chemistry of life, the structure and function of human organ systems, genetics, ecology, and evolution. HOT,LPS, (VAL prior to 13/FA)
Prerequisite: None

BI 1254 4.0
General Ecology
This general education course is designed to introduce the concepts, questions, facts and methods of ecology, the scientific study of how organisms interact with their nonliving environment and with other organisms. The course will emphasize organismal biology and its relations within biological sciences. The couse is designed as a lecture and lab course. The lab portionwill reinforce concepts learned in lecture and provide opportunities to observce ecology at work in local environments. The class will consist of 3 hours of lecture and 2 hours of lab per week.
Prerequisite: EN*0203; minimum grade C or appropriate reading placement score. Pre/Corequisite: SC*1000

BI 1305 5.0
Gen Biology Lec & Lab
An introductory course involving fundamental biological principles of both plant and animal life. This course is designed to be used as a general education course and is not open to students with credit in botany or zoology or students planning to take an additional course in the biological sciences. The laboratory portion of this course will reinforce topics covered in the General Biology lecture. In lab, the emphasis is placed on scientific method, data collection and reporting, problem solving and critical thinking. Three hours of lecture and four hours of laboratory per week. LPS, HOT, MAI, (VAL prior to 13/FA)
Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or coursework to enter EN 1223 or EN 1233 Pre/Corequisite: SC 1000

BI 1314 4.0
Microbiology for Allied Health
An introduction to microorganisms and their importance in disease. Course topics includ microbial morphology, cell anatomy and physiology, energy transformation reactions, genetics, and classification. Diseases of specific body systems and the human innate and adaptive immune response will be discussed. Laboratory topics will support the lecture, with the addition of culturing and staining techniques, disinfection, microbial identification, and diagnostic microbiology tests commonly performed in allied health fields. Three hours of lecture and minimum of three hours laboratory per week.
Prerequisite: Minimum of "C" in BI 1305 or two years of high school biology, with a lab, and a score of four or above on Advanced Placement exams; Pre/Corequisite: SC 1000

BI 1325 5.0
Prin of Biology I Lec & Lab
This course is the first of the two-course sequence for Biology majors that introduces the principles and concepts of biology. In lecture, the emphasis is placed on the scientific method, taxomony, basic chemistry, chemistry of organic molecules, cytology, membrane transport, metabolism and thermodynamics, enzyme kinetics, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, cell division, Mendelian genetics and molecular genetics. The laboratory portion of this course will reinforce topics covered in the Principles of Biology I lecture. In lab, the emphasis is placed on scientific method, data collection and reporting, problem solving and critical thinking. Three hours of lecture and four hours of laboratory per week. LPS, HOT, MAI, (VAL prior to 13/FA)
Prerequiste: Minimum grade of "C" in CH 1105 or minimum grade of "C" in four semesters of high school Chemistry. Pre/Corequisite: SC 1000

BI 1415 5.0
Prin of Biology II Lec & Lab
This course is the second course in a two-course sequence intended for biology majors and that continues the study of biological concepts and principles. In lecture, the focus is on classification, anatomy and physiology, evolution, and ecology of mainly eukaryotes including protists, fungi, plants and animals. The laboratory portion of this course will reinforce topics covered in the Principles of Biology II lecture and the emphasis is on scientific method, data collection and reporting, problem solving and critical thinking. Three hours of lecture and minimum of four hours of lab per week.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in BI 1325 Pre/Corequisite: SC 1000

BI 1804 4.0
Intro Hum Anat&Phys Lec&Lab
A survey of the structure and function of the human body. The micro and macroscopic structure and the function of each system will be reviewed. The course is intended for students enrolled in an allied health program. The integument, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, circulatory, digestive, respiratory, urinary and reproductive system will be studied. The laboratory session will support the lecture activity. Two hours of lecture and minimum of four hours lab per week.
Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or coursework to enter EN 1223 or EN 1233. Pre/Corequisite: SC 1000

BI 2005 5.0
Genetics Lec & Lab
A study of the principles of heredity and biological evolution as applied to plants and animals. Three hours of lecture and minimum of four hours of lab per week.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in MT 1303, BI 1325 Pre/Corequisite: SC 1000

BI 2045 5.0
Cell Biology Lec & Lab
Analysis of cellular organization and function at the molecular level. The mechanisms underlying cellular trafficking, cell motility, and signaling within cells and between cells and their environment will be emphasized. Three hours of lecture and minimum four hours of laboratory per week.
Prerequisites: Minimum grade of "C" in BI 2005 Pre/Corequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in CH 2305

BI 2104 4.0
Hum Anat&Phys I Lec & Lab
This course is part of a two-semester sequence of courses where gross micro- and macro- scopic anatomy and the function of the respective structures are studied. Major topics covered include biological chemistry, cell biology, histology, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, and nervous system. Laboratory work includes dissection, microscopy, models, and experimental demonstration of concepts covered in class. Dissection of preserved animal specimens is required. This course is primarily for students majoring in allied health fields. Two hours of lecture with a minimum of four hours of laboratory per week.
Prerequisites: (1)Minimum grade "C" in BI 1325 or two years of high school biology, with a lab, and a score of four or above on Advanced Biology exams, (2)CH 1105; Pre/Corequisite: SC 1000

BI 2115 5.0
Hum Anat&Phys II Lec&Lab
This is part two of a two-semester sequence of courses where gross micro- and macro- scopic anatomy and the function of the respective structures are studied. Major topics covered include special senses, cardiovascular system, lymphatic system, respiratory system, urinary system, digestive system and reproductive system. Laboratory work includes dissection, microscopy, models, and experimental demonstration of concepts covered in class. Dissection of preserved animal specimens is required. This course is designed primarily for students in allied health fields. Two and one-half hours of lecture and minimum of four hours of laboratory per week.
Prerequisite: BI 2104, minimum grade C Pre/Corequisite: SC 1000 and CH 1105

BI 2404 4.0
General Microbiology Lec & Lab
An introduction to microorganisms, their morphology, physiology, classification, and importance. Course topics include prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell anatomy and physiology; energetic reactions including respiration and fermentation; microbial genetics; microbiology culturing techniques; innate and adaptive immumne reponses; and an introduction to medically relevant microbial pathogens. Laboratory exercises include learning aseptic transfer and culturing techniques, simple, Gram, and Acid-Fast staining; and isolation and identification of organisms using selective and differential media. Three hours of lecture and minimum three hours laboratory per week.
Prerequisite: BI 1325 and CH 1305, minimum grade C Pre/Corequisite: SC 1000

BI 2701-2705 1.0-5.0
I.S.-Biology
A specialized program of study directly related to the department's area of expertise. The course is arranged between a faculty member and student and takes into consideration the needs, interests and background of the student.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

BI 2711-2715 1.0-5.0
Special Topics-Biology
Courses are offered to accommodate special interests of students and/or faculty. Typically, the course will cover new material not currently contained in the curriculum at ECC.
Prerequisite: None

BI 2802 2.0
Pract in Biology
Biology practicum provides two types of learning experiences: (1) assisting students in laboratory sessions of life science courses, or (2) participating in a weekly biology topics seminar. May be repeated.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of course in which student will assist or consent of instructor.

 
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