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Biology Lower Division


BIOL 100 CONCEPTS OF BIOLOGY (3-2-4)(F/S/Su)(Area III) OR (DLN). An introduction to the fundamental biological principles of cell and molecular biology, genetics, ecology, and evolution. Introduction to organismal diversity, physiology, and morphology.

BIOL 101 BIOLOGY FOR PRE-K: 8 TEACHERS (3-2-4)(S). Fundamental biological principles of cell and molecular biology, genetics, ecology, and evolution. Organismal diversity, physiology, and morphology. Guidance for teachers of Pre-K – 8 students in incorporation of material into the classroom. Restriction: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Elementary Education Bilingual/ENL, and Special Education majors only.

BIOL 107 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN BIOLOGY (3-2-4)(F/S/SU) (DLN). An introduction to human structure and function and the interrelationships of various human systems, along with homeostasis, disease, health and their relationships to human anatomy and physiology. This is a non-major course that does not satisfy biology or allied health program requirements.

BIOL 109 (BOT 109) PLANTS AND SOCIETY (3-2-4)(F). Introduction to plants and human cultures by investigating plant products as used globally. Foods, fibers, medicinal plants, stimulants, hallucinogens, ornamentals, industrial plant products. Hands-on experience with plant products to investigate uses of plants and biological properties that make them useful. May be taken for BIOL or BOT credit, but not both.

BIOL 115 CONCEPTS OF BIOLOGY LABORATORY (0-2-1)(F/S). For transfer students who need a laboratory experience to gain Area III Core credit for a lecture-only biology course taken elsewhere. PREREQ: PERM/INST.

BIOL 191 BIOLOGY I: INTRODUCTION TO CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (3-3-4)(F,S,SU)(DLN). Designed for biology and health science majors. The basic characteristics of living systems including the chemical and physical structure of cells, genetics, development, evolution, and ecology. Recommended: Solid preparation in high school biology and chemistry. PREREQ: MATH 143 or MATH 147 or appropriate placement score.

BIOL 192 BIOLOGY II: INTRODUCTION TO THE DIVERSITY OF LIFE (3-3-4)(F,S). Organismal biology in an evolutionary context, including biodiversity, structure and function, reproduction, physiology, and morphology of viruses, bacteria, protists, fungi, plants, and animals. PREREQ: BIOL 191.

BIOL 198 PERSPECTIVES IN THE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (1-0-1) (F). Designed to give new biology majors an introduction to the careers of biology, the concepts of biological research, the research of faculty, and the tools necessary to be a successful biology student. (Pass/Fail.)

BIOL 205 INTRODUCTORY MICROBIOLOGY (3-2-4)(F/S/Su). A survey of microbial diversity, structure, function, and metabolism; principles of microbial control; host-parasite relationships; immunology; and medically important microorganisms. No longer serves as a prerequisite for upper-division biology courses. PREREQ: CHEM 101, 101L or CHEM 105 or CHEM 111, 111L, and BIOL 227-228 or BIOL 191-192.

BIOL 227-228 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY (3-3-4)(F/S/Su)(Area III) OR (DLN BIOL 227 Only). A two-semester sequence for students whose career objectives require a thorough study of human anatomy and physiology. BIOL 107 cannot be substituted for either semester of this sequence. One semester of this sequence cannot be substituted for BIOL 107. Prior or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 101 is recommended.

BIOL 281 RESEARCH IN THE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (1-0-1)(F/S). Seminars by biologists on a wide range of subjects. Students will attend seminars, write summaries, and search for relevant literature. (Pass/Fail.) May be repeated once for credit.