Biology

BIO 100- Sexually Transmitted Diseases

  • Compare and contrast sexual and asexual reproduction and the importance and downfalls of both
  • Identify and describe the anatomy and physiology of the male and female reproductive systems
  • Explain how the immune system identifies pathogens and how medications used to treat Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) aid in recovery from different types of STD pathogens
  • Compare and contrast signs and symptoms, diagnostic methods and treatment of bacterial, viral and fungal STDs
  • Trace the history of the HIV epidemic
  • Explain how HIV causes AIDS
  • Analyze the different methods of contraception and their efficiency rates

BIO 105- Basic Anatomy and Physiology

  • Explain how different levels of organization (chemical, cellular, tissue, organ and organ systems) scaffold to result in body functions
  • Evaluate symptoms to diagnose patients
  • Interpret data to understand processes in the human body
  • Express their informed opinions clearly on controversial health related issues

BIO 108- Nutrition

  • Define and discuss the functions and sources of nutrients.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of digestion, absorption, and metabolism.
  • Interpret and apply current dietary guidelines and nutrition recommendations.
  • Analyze and interpret nutritional information based on analysis of graphic and numeric data.
  • Demonstrate the roles of nutrients to good health, optimal fitness, weight control and chronic diseases.
  • Predict how basic concepts of nutrition change throughout a person's life span.
  • Determine the risks and prevention of food-borne illnesses and the government's role in monitoring food safety and supply

BIO 112- Infectious Diseases: Can You Protect Yourself?

  • Name the most common etiological agent associated with specific infectious diseases.
  • Explain the basic mechanisms of disease pathogenesis.
  • Explain basic immune responses to different types of infectious microorganisms
  • Justify the role of immunization in protecting against infectious diseases
  • Propose diagnostic and treatment options for common infections.
  • Identify probable infectious disease threats to the human population.
  • Propose steps to protect against infectious diseases.

BIO 115- Human Genetics

  • Discuss the basic mechanism of cell mitotic and meiotic divisions
  • Explain the mechanism of metabolic inherited diseases
  • Apply the basic principles of recombinant DNA to medicine and industry
  • Explain and discuss contemporary issues involving prenatal genetic testing

BIO 116- The Brain from Molecules to the Mind

  • Explain how different levels of organization (chemical, cellular, tissue, organ and organ system) contribute to the functions of the nervous system
  • Interpret neurophysiological data, both graphical and numerical to predict electrical activity of neurons and identify patients
  • Apply research findings on the molecular or cellular level to describe diseases or psychological states
  • Express informed opinions on controversial health or ethically related issues in neuroscience

BIO 120- Introduction to Biology

  • Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the concepts, mechanisms and underlying scientific laws that govern our living world
  • Distinguish among science, non-science and pseudo-science
  • Think critically about basic biological concepts and systems
  • Show competence in basic laboratory skills
  • Organize and quantitatively analyze information and data
  • Use research and critical analysis skills to develop and defend well-reasoned opinions regarding bioethical dilemmas facing human-kind

BIO 131- General Biology I

  • Assess the scientific validity of biological explanations.
  • Draw conclusions based on analysis of graphical and numerical data from biological experiments.
  • Apply the scientific method in developing biological experiments.
  • Demonstrate proper use of the standard tools of the biological scientist.
  • Relate the basic principles of biochemistry to the structure and function of living organisms.
  • Explain the fundamental structures and physiological mechanisms of plant and animal cell function and reproduction.
  • Explain how DNA provides information for cell functioning

BIO 132- General Biology II

  • Assess the scientific validity of biological explanations.
  • Draw conclusions based on analysis of graphical and numerical data from biological experiments.
  • Describe how the characteristics of living organisms are expressed at the cellular and sub-cellular level.
  • Explain the origin of life on Earth and the evolutionary progression toward more complex forms.
  • Discuss the diversity of life on Earth with respect to the role evolution has played in shaping this diversity.
  • Compare and contrast the kingdoms of life with regard to cellular structure, metabolism, and mechanisms of cellular reproduction, genetics and gene expression.
  • Explain the connection between ecology, genetics, evolution, and diversity of organisms.

BIO 140- Botany

  • Identify the different groups of vascular and nonvascular plants and use a key to identify plants
  • Explain important molecules, tissues, structures and life cycles of plant groups
  • Explain the processes of photosynthesis and respiration
  • Discuss the concepts of ecology and sustainability; the significance of plants in ecosystems and the interdependence of plants and people
  • Apply the scientific method in botany experiments
  • Draw conclusions based on analysis of graphic and numeric data from botany experiments

BIO 145- Zoolgy

  • Compare and contrast the anatomy and physiology of different animal phyla and categorize animals using the current taxonomy system
  • Explain how adaptation has influenced the form and function of structures seen in animal phyla
  • Describe past and present evolutionary trends in the animal kingdom and predict possibly future trends
  • Discuss the interrelationship of organisms within ecosystems and analyze our place as a member of the animal kingdom
  • Demonstrate proper use of the standard tools of the zoologist
  • Use the scientific method and inductive and deductive reasoning as they apply to zoological experiments and assessments

BIO 231- Anatomy and Physiology I

  • Use anatomical names, directional terminology and anatomical planes when describing the relative location of structures and organs within the human body.
  • Identify important molecules, tissues, organs and structures within each organ system.
  • Explain the function of each organ system using the fundamentals of chemistry, cellular biology and histology.
  • Relate how the structure of organs and organ systems compliment their function.
  • Explain how different levels of organization (chemical, cellular, tissue, organ and organ systems) scaffold to result in body functions.
  • Predict the outcome of homeostatic imbalances.
  • Draw conclusions based on analysis of graphic and numeric data from physiologyexperiments

BIO 232- Anatomy and Physiology II

  • Identify important molecules, tissues, organs and structures within each organ system.
  • Explain the function of each organ system using the fundamentals of chemistry, cellular biology and histology.
  • Relate how the structure of organs and organ systems compliment their function.
  • Explain how different levels of organization (chemical, cellular, tissue, organ and organ systems) scaffold to result in body functions
  • Predict the outcome of homeostatic imbalances.
  • Draw conclusions based on analysis of graphic and numeric data from physiologyexperiments.

BIO 235- Introduction to Microbiology

  • Describe microbe anatomy and biochemistry as they relate to biological systems
  • Perform laboratory exercises to show proficiency in microscopy, staining, cell culture and other standard bacteriological techniques
  • Identify bacteria by interpretation of standard microbiological and biochemical tests
  • Interpret data and summarize results in graphic and mathematical form and in a scientific report
  • Evaluate microbial growth patterns, nutrition, reproduction and the spread of disease
  • Identify the social, political, economic and environmental factors responsible for differences in infection and disease prevalence, spreading, treatmentand outcomes
  • Describe basic microbial genetics, molecular biology, genetic engineering and recombinant DNA technology

BIO 240- Microbiology for Industrial Applications

  • Describe microbe anatomy and biochemistry as they relate to biological systems
  • Perform laboratory exercises using good laboratory practices to show proficiency in microscopy, staining, cell culture and other standard bacteriological techniques
  • Interpret data and summarize results in graphic and mathematical form using good documentation practices
  • Describe basic microbial genetics, molecular biology, genetic engineering and recombinant DNA technology
  • Use experimental data to deduce the identity of unknown bacteria
  • Demonstrate industrial gowning techniques

BIO 250- Immunology

  • Define the role of B-lymphocytes, T-phagocytes, professional antigen presenting cells and major histocompatibility complexes
  • List the symptoms of the inflammatory response and explain their causes
  • Perform laboratory exercises using aseptic technique to gain proficiency in handling biologics
  • Record and interpret data and summarize results using good documentation practices
  • Discuss the impact of diseases and treatments on patients and society in written and oral formats

BIO 252- Principles of Cell Biology

  • Describe the properties and functions of the major groups of organic biomolecules
  • Explain how cellular components generate and utilize energy
  • Predict changes or losses in cell functions as a result of environmental, physiological, or genetic change
  • Explain the role of compartmentalization and signaling in cellular biology
  • Draw conclusions based on analysis of graphical and numerical data from biological experiments
  • Explain the processes of cellular division and differentiation

BIO 255- Molecular Biology

  • Explain the structure, function and replication processes of DNA and RNA
  • Explain the role of DNA and RNA in protein synthesis
  • Perform procedures related to the use of DNA in the biotech industry
  • Calculate dilutions, standards, molarity and concentrations of solutions
  • Draw conclusions based on analysis of data gathered from experiments

BIO 261- Ecology

  • Apply relevant technologies and techniques for data gathering and analysis.
  • Describe the basic concepts of ecology including;
    • Identifying the structure and function of ecosystems,
    • Discussing population dynamics, and
    • Illustrating energy flow through ecosystems and biochemical cycles.
  • Explain the factors that determine species abundance and diversity within a community and describe the various types of interactions between members of a community.
  • Apply the scientific method including field and laboratory methods (observation, sampling, recording data, analysis of data and reporting of data) by creating their own ecological study.
  • Analyze and defend their findings from laboratory and field experiments in oral and written formats.
  • Evaluate the results of their study in terms of current ecological theory (#2, 3)
  • Critique current ecological research studies.
Last Modified: 11/7/22