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Chronological Listing
of Catalog Changes

   Through 08/02
   09/02 to 11/03
   12/03 to 01/04
   02/04 to 04/04

 

Biological Science Course Descriptions

Explanation of Course Description Items

BIO 100
Biology Concepts
4 credits
GE category: Lab Science
Offered every fall and spring semester

An integrated course dealing with both plants and animals, related to our environment from molecule to biosphere.  A liberal studies course for non-science majors with an emphasis on contemporary issues.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

BIO 105
Environmental Biology
4 credits

GE category: Lab Science
Offered every fall semester

Fundamentals of ecology and their relevance to human impact on natural ecosystems. A liberal studies course for non-science majors with an emphasis on contemporary issues.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

BIO 110
Natural History of the Gila Valley
1 credit

Offered upon request
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Students will see the geologic and climatic forces that have created the environment of the Gila Valley. Students will identify strategies that plants and animals use to survive in the desert environment.

BIO 111
Birds of the Gila Valley
1 credit

Offered upon request
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Students will learn different aspects of the life and behavior of birds. Students will participate in viewing and identifying some common birds of the Gila Valley.

BIO 112
Desert Survival
1 credit

Offered upon request
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Students will learn the conditions of a desert environment that make it so dangerous. They will become acquainted with techniques to survive in this harsh environment.

BIO 160
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology
4 credits

GE category: Lab Science
Offered upon request

Study of structure and dynamics of the human body. For students who desire a one-semester course in anatomy and physiology.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

BIO 181
General Biology I
4 credits

GE category: Lab Science
Offered every fall semester

Designed for Biology majors. Principles of structure and function of living things at molecular, cellular, and organismic levels of organization. One year of high school chemistry or one semester of college level chemistry recommended.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

BIO 182
General Biology II
4 credits

GE category: Lab Science
Offered every spring semester
Prerequisite: BIO 181

Designed for Biology majors. Additional principles of structure and function of living things at molecular, cellular, and organismic and higher levels of organization.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

BIO 201
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
4 credits
GE category: Lab Science
Offered every fall semester
Prerequisite: CHM 130, CHM 151, BIO 100, BIO 160 or BIO 181

Study of the structure and function of the human body. Topics include cells, tissues, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, and nervous system.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

BIO 202
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
4 credits

GE category: Lab Science
Offered every spring semester
Prerequisite: BIO 201

Continuation of structure and function of the human body. Topics include the endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

BIO 205
Microbiology
4 credits

GE category: Lab Science
Offered every spring semester
Prerequisite: BIO 100 or BIO 181 or BIO 201 or BIO 160 or CHM 130

Study of microorganisms and their relationship to health, ecology, and related fields.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

BIO 298
Workshop
1 to 3 credits
Offered upon request
Activity/Personal Enrichment

Designed to meet a variety of needs for students in Biological Science.

BIO 299
Independent Study
1 to 3 credits

Offered upon request
Activity/Personal Enrichment

Design and execution of original projects under faculty supervision.