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BIO101 General Biology I (4)
Concurrent requisite: BIO 101L. Corequisite: CHE 111. An examination of the characteristics of living organisms including a study of the cell theory, levels of organization, and principles of taxonomy as expressed in plant and animal forms.

BIO101L General Biology I Lab (0)
Concurrent requisite: BIO 101. See BIO 101 for course description.

BIO102 General Biology II (4)
3-hour lecture, 3-hour lab. Prerequisite: BIO 101. Concurrent requisite: BIO 102L. An examination of the characteristics of living organisms including a study of the cell theory, levels of organization, and principles of taxonomy as expressed in plant and animal forms.

BIO102L General Biology II Laboratory (0)
Concurrent requisite: BIO 102. See BIO 102 for course description.

BIO202 General Physiology (4)
3-hour lecture, 3-hour lab. Prerequisite: BIO 102. Concurrent requisite: BIO 202L. A study of physiochemical bases, regulation, and integration of biological activities at various levels of organization. Students cannot earn duplicate credit in BIO 202 and 212.

BIO202L General Physiology Laboratory (0)
Concurrent requisite: BIO 202. See BIO 202 for course description.

BIO205 Biological Literature (3)
Prerequisite: BIO 102. Concurrent requisite: BIO 205L. Covers the standard references and forms of literature in the biological sciences through specific library assignments and reports. Also included is the reading, evaluation, and discussion of classic works in the field, and the preparation and writing of a biological review and/or experimental paper.

BIO205L Biological Literature Discussion (0)
Concurrent requisite: BIO 205. See BIO 205 for course description.

BIO206 Genetics (4)
3-hour lecture, 2-hour lab. Prerequisite: BIO 202 or both BIO 102 and 211. Concurrent requisite: BIO 206L. An analysis of heredity and variation from Mendel to the present, involving the physical structure and metabolic direction of the gene, its expression and transmission. Students will conduct laboratory investigations of Drosophila and other genetic materials in terms of inheritance ratios, gene frequency, and probability.

BIO206L Genetics Lab (0)
Concurrent requisite: BIO 206. See BIO 206 for course description.

BIO207 Medical Terminology (2)
Prerequisite: BIO 102. A course examining the derivation, application, and pronunciation of selected scientific terms in general and medical terms in particular.

BIO211 Anatomy & Physiology I (4)
3-hour lecture, 3-hour lab. Corequisite: CHE 103 or 111. Concurrent requisite: BIO 211L. A sequence of courses is designed to provide students of Medical Technology, Nursing, and other medically related fields with an understanding of the human body as realized through the various levels of organization, i.e. cell, tissue, organ, system and integrated organism.

BIO211L Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory (0)
Concurrent requisite: BIO 211. See BIO 211 for a course description.

BIO212 Anatomy & Physiology II (4)
3-hour lecture, 3-hour lab. Corequisite: CHE 104 or 113. Concurrent requisite: BIO 212L. A sequence of courses is designed to provide students of Medical Technology, Nursing, and other medically related fields with an understanding of the human body as realized through the various levels of organization, i.e. cell, tissue, organ, system and integrated organism. Students cannot earn duplicate credit for BIO 202 and 212.

BIO212L Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory (0)
Concurrent requisite: BIO 212. See BIO 212 for course description.

BIO214 Exercise Physiology (3)
Prerequisite: BIO 202 or both 211 and 212. A course examining the application of basic physiological concepts to exercise in the context of environmental conditions with special reference to conditioning, performance, and rehabilitation. Does not count towards the Biology major or for Natural Science credit.

BIO215 Nutrition (2)
Prerequisite: CHE 103/103L, 104/104L; BIO 211, 212. A course examining sources of dietary intake, and metabolism of food nutrients including proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins. Students will investigate the relationship between nutrition and health. Does not count towards the Biology major or for Natural Science credit.

BIO216 Introduction to Medical Microbiology (4)
3-hour lecture, 3-hour lab. Prerequisite: Earned 'C' grade or above in BIO 102 or BIO 212. Concurrent requisite: BIO 216L. An introduction to microorganisms and their role in human health and disease. Topics covered in this course will include the structure, physiology, biochemistry and genetics of bacteria, fungi, protists, helminths and viruses. Epidemiology, immunology, and the disease process will also be covered. Credit cannot be obtained for both BIO 216 and BIO 305.

BIO216L Medical Microbiology Lab (0)
Concurrent requisite: BIO 216. See BIO 216 for course description.

BIO227 Biology of Aging (3)
Prerequisite: BIO 102 or 212. A study of the biological aspects of the aging process generally, with an emphasis on the human aging processes as they are currently understood at the molecular, cellular, systemic, and organismic levels of organizations.

BIO255 Pharmacology (3)
Prerequisite: Earned 'C' grade or higher in BIO 212 and CHE 104. A study of the pharmacological properties of drugs relative to their origin, classification, and dosage with emphasis on pharmacodynamics and pharmacotherapeutics.

BIO301 Comparative Anatomy (4)
2-hour lecture, two 3-hour labs. Prerequisite: BIO 205. Concurrent requisite: BIO 301L. Students will study the relationships of vertebrates by noting structural similarities and differences in each organ system. Representative vertebrates, Squalus, Necturus, and Felis are used for laboratory studies.

BIO301L Comparative Anatomy Laboratory (0)
Concurrent requisite: BIO 301. See BIO 301 for course description.

BIO305 Microbiology (4)
3-hour lecture, 3-hour lab. Prerequisite: BIO 202 (or both BIO 102 and 212) and 206. Concurrent requisite: BIO 305L. The structures and functions of microorganisms will be examined including viruses, bacteria, fungi, protista, and helminths, their roles in the environment, and their impact on human health. An introduction to biotechnology and practical applications of microbiology will also be incorporated. This course may not be taken if credit has been received for BIO 216.

BIO305L Microbiology Laboratory (0)
Concurrent requisite: BIO 305. See BIO 305 for course description.

BIO308 Aquatic Biology (4)
Prerequisite: BIO 102. An analysis of fresh water communities, emphasizing ecological relationships of aquatic organisms, including food chains, energetics and community relationships. Students will conduct field practices stressing collecting techniques and lab practices stressing water chemistry analysis. Students will then isolate and identify organisms. (Summer Session Only.)

BIO308L Aquatic Biology Laboratory (0)
Concurrent requisite: BIO 308. See BIO 308 for course description.

BIO309 Field Biology (4)
Prerequisite: BIO 102. A survey of the flora and fauna in the Kentucky Ohio Indiana area with emphasis on the identification of organisms, habitat types, and ecological relationships. (Summer Session Only.)

BIO309L Field Biology Laboratory (0)
Concurrent requisite: BIO 309. See BIO 309 for course description.

BIO315 Invertebrate Zoology (4)
3-hours lecture, 3-hour lab, research project. Prerequisite: BIO 205 and either BIO 202 or 212. Concurrent requisite: BIO 315L. A survey course investigating the protozoa through the major invertebrate groups, stressing anatomical and functional aspects with relevant evolutionary implications.

BIO315L Invertebrate Laboratory (0)
Concurrent requisite: BIO 315. See BIO 315 for course description.

BIO317 Developmental Biology (4)
3-hour lecture, 3-hour lab. Prerequisite: BIO 206. Concurrent requisite: BIO 317L. An examination of the ontogeny of plants and animals at the molecular, cellular, and gross structural levels with emphasis on experimental investigation of processes such as aggregation, differentiation, induction, and regulation.

BIO317L Developmental Biology Laboratory (0)
Concurrent requisite: BIO 317. See BIO 317 for course description.

BIO318 Ecology (4)
3-hour lecture, 3-hour lab, research project. Prerequisite: BIO 205; BIO 202 or BIO 212 or ENV 214. Concurrent requisite: BIO 318L. A study of the ecosystem, population, community structure, and regulation, with some emphasis on the application of ecological principles and the conservation of natural resources.

BIO318L Ecology Laboratory (0)
Concurrent requisite: BIO 318. See BIO 318 for course description.

BIO319 Cell Biology (4)
3-hour lecture, 3-hour lab, research project. Prerequisite: BIO 205; 202 or 212. Concurrent requisite: BIO 319L. Students will study the activities of living organisms at the cellular level with special attention directed to cellular fractionation, energetics, metabolism, biochemistry, and homeostatic mechanisms.

BIO319L Cell Biology Laboratory (0)
Concurrent requisite: BIO 319. See BIO 319 for course description.

BIO325 Animal Behavior (4)
3-hour lecture, 3-hour lab. Prerequisite: BIO 102. Concurrent requisite: BIO 325L. Course requirement: Biology majors only. Students will study behaviors specific to animals other than man. Topics include instinct, environmental stimuli, learning, communication, aggression, sociobiology, and the evolution of behavior. Laboratories stress field observations and group projects. Cross-listed with PSY 325.

BIO325L Animal Behavior Laboratory (0)
Concurrent requisite: BIO 325. See BIO 325 for course description.

BIO326 Immunology (4)
3-hour lecture, 3-hour lab. Prerequisite: BIO 202 (or both BIO 102 and 212) and 206. Concurrent requisite: BIO 326L. A basic course on cell-mediated and humoral aspects of immunity with reference to laboratory procedures for determining immunological status.

BIO326L Immunology Laboratory (0)
Concurrent requisite: BIO 326. See BIO 326 for course description.

BIO328 Vertebrate Biology (4)
3-hour lecture, 3-hour lab. Prerequisite: BIO 205. Concurrent requisite: BIO 328L. A lecture and laboratory course examining the five major groups of vertebrates: fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. The course will emphasize taxonomy and natural history.

BIO328L Vertebrate Biology Laboratory (0)
Concurrent requisite: BIO 328. See BIO 328 for course description.

BIO329 Botany (4)
3-hour lecture, 3-hour lab. Prerequisite: BIO 205. Concurrent requisite: BIO 329L. Botany is the study of morphology, physiology, classification, distribution, and evolution of protista, fungi, nonvascular, and vascular plants.

BIO329L Botany Laboratory (0)
Concurrent requisite: BIO 329. See BIO 329 for course description.

BIO330 Biochemistry (4)
3-hour lecture, 3-hour lab. Prerequisite: BIO 202 (or both BIO 102 and 212) and 206. Corequisite: CHE 240. Concurrent requisite: BIO 330L. An exploration of the molecular and chemical basis of life. The relationship between molecular structure and function is stressed as it applies to the metabolism and reproduction of a living organism. The laboratory focuses on learning the techniques currently used in the field of biochemistry.

BIO330L Biochemistry Laboratory (0)
Concurrent requisite: BIO 330. See BIO 330 for course description.

BIO340 Vertebrate Histology (4)
3-hour lecture, 3-hour lab. Prerequisite: BIO 202 or both BIO 102 and 212. Concurrent requisite: BIO 340L. Students will study the major tissue types found in vertebrate organisms with an emphasis on the microscopic anatomy and the corresponding functions of the living tissue.

BIO340L Vertebrate Histology Laboratory (0)
Concurrent requisite: BIO 340. See BIO 340 for course description.

BIO341 Molecular Genetics (4)
3-hour lecture, 3-hour lab. Prerequisite: BIO 206. Concurrent requisite: BIO 341L. A course examining the tools of molecular genetics and the current knowledge of the nature and function of genes. It is an advanced genetics course that builds on the knowledge gained in BIO 206. The lecture portion focuses on the genetics basis of disease. The laboratory portion utilizes DNA technology and bacterial genetics allowing the student to think and experiment at the molecular level. The course consists of lectures, laboratory work, discussions, computer database utilization, and student presentations.

BIO341L Molecular Genetics Laboratory (0)
Concurrent requisite: BIO 341. See BIO 341 for course description.

BIO350 Evolution (4)
3-hour lecture, 3-hour lab. Prerequisite: BIO 206. Concurrent requisite: BIO 350L. A course focusing on the mechanisms of evolutionary change, ranging from microevolutionary processes within populations to macroevolutionary patterns over geologic time. Emphasis is placed on the historical context of the discipline, and development of related research areas. Course structure will consist of lectures, discussions, student presentations, work with computer simulations and data sets, field work, and independent projects.

BIO350L Evolution Laboratory (0)
Concurrent requisite: BIO 350. See BIO 350 for course description.

BIO355 Topics in Biology (3)
Courses will be offered under this number if the content will cover subjects not covered in other courses. Special topics courses are dependent on the expertise of instructor, needs of student or presentation of an unusual learning opportunity.

BIO400 Independent Study (1-4)
Students can earn one to four credit hours in an independent study supervised by a departmental faculty member. These courses are recommended for juniors and seniors.

BIO401 Gerontology Practicum (3)
A practicum is an educationally directed learning experience in a gerontological setting. Emphasis is placed on biological, psychological, and sociological aspects.

BIO489 Biology Seminar (3)
A seminar course including a series of discourses presented and discussed by students on topics which may be productive of a conceptual perspective in biology and demonstrated relevance of biology to other disciplines.

BIO495 Biology Internship (1-3)
Prerequisite: BIO 101, 102. The internship is designed to provide hands-on experience in the field of biology and related majors. Students will dedicate a minimum of 45 hours/semester/credit working alongside professionals and staff in an institution involved with some aspect of applied biology and/or outreach programs. Students will learn and master basic skills appropriate to the internship and will conduct and report on work assigned to them by their supervisors.

NSC101 Basic Athletic Training (2)
Requirement: Permission of instructor. Students will learn how to recognize and care for sports related injuries. Does not count for Natural Science core requirement.

NSC208 Biology of Aging (3)
An examination of the biological aspects of the aging process generally, with an emphasis on the human aging processes as they are currently understood at the molecular, cellular, systemic, and organismic levels of organizations.

NSC209 Biology of the Human (4)
Concurrent requisite: NSC 209L. A study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Anatomy is the study of form, or structure, of body parts and of how these parts relate to one another. Physiology concerns the functioning of the body's structural machinery. The levels of structural organization, i.e. cellular, tissue, organ, etc., are identified and discussed as they relate to the functioning of the whole organism. Emphasis is on the integration of the body systems to maintain homeostasis.

NSC209A Biology of the Human (3)
A study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Anatomy is the study of form, or structure, of body parts and of how these parts relate to one another. Physiology concerns the functioning of the body's structural machinery. The levels of structural organization, i.e. cellular, tissue, organ, etc., are identified and discussed as they relate to the functioning of the whole organism. Emphasis is on the integration of the body systems to maintain homeostasis.

NSC211 An Introduction to Marine Biology (3)
Examines oceans and the life within them. It is divided into four parts. The first introduces the discipline of marine biology and basic material in marine geology, chemistry, and physics. The second focuses upon the nature of life in the sea from microbes to marine vertebrates. The third section covers the fundamental principles of ecology and the major ecosystems of the marine environment. Finally, the fourth examines the fole of humans on the world oceans.

NSC214 Environmental Science (4)
3-hour lecture, 3-hour lab. A course based on an interdisciplinary approach to the study of human impacts on the local and global environment. Both lecture and laboratory work stress possible solutions to environmental problems.

NSC214A Environmental Science (3)
A course based on an interdisciplinary approach to the study of human impacts on the local and global environment stressing possible solutions to environmental problems.

NSC214L Environmental Science Lab (0)
Concurrent requisite: NSC 214. A course based on an interdisciplinary approach to the study of human impacts on the local and global environment. Both the lecture and laboratory work stress possible solutions to environmental problems.

NSC249 Biology & Contemporary Ethical Issues (3)
A course centering on a discussion of the impact of biological science and technology on society from an ethical perspective. Both biomedical and environmental issues are considered.

NSC255B Natural Science-Biology Special Topics (2-4)
Special topics which are only offered periodically.

NSC256 Microbes, Health & Disease (3)
Students will study how viruses and bacteria impact the human condition. The biological basis of good health is discussed.

NSC265 Concepts of Biology and Conservation (3)
The conservation of natural resources is studied from a biological perspective. The importance of soil, air, and water to the survival of life on the earth is stressed.

NSC267 Natural Science: Biological (4)
An examination of the fundamental concepts of biology integrated with other disciplines and applied to human affairs. Laboratory study will emphasize the use of the scientific method in learning the characteristics of living organisms.

NSC267A Natural Science: Biological (3)
An examination of the fundamental concepts of biology integrated with other disciplines and applied to human affairs. Laboratory study will emphasize the use of the scientific method in learning the characteristics of living organisms.

NSC269 Heredity & Evolution (3)
The principles of classical Mendelian and molecular genetics, along with modern evolutionary biology are studied with an emphasis on the human.