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BI100GB (3 credits)
Introductory Biology
Explores the principles of biology including the chemical and cellular level of organisms, the development and function of organismal structures, and the interaction of organisms in ecosystems. Designed for students who are not science majors and do not need a laboratory science course. RD90 and WR90, or WR91 (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and WR90) or designated placement score.

BI100SB (4 credits)
Biology of Human Body Systems
Presents a rational and systematic observation of the human body and allows identification, description and discussion to create a basic understanding for students interested in the Basic Health Care certificate or anyone interested in a basic understanding of how the human body works. Topics include body organization, basic chemistry, cell structure and function, tissues, and an overview of the major body systems. Prerequisite: RD90 or WR91 or designated placement score.

BI101 (4 credits)
Introduction to Biology I
Provides an overview of important principles, concepts and topics in biology. Designed for non-majors or those interested in learning more about biology. Science majors and pre-allied health professionals should take the 200-level biology series. Topics covered include atoms and molecules, basic chemistry, cell structure and function, cell respiration, cell division, photosynthesis, DNA structure, protein synthesis, and basic genetics. Prerequisites: RD90 or WR91 and MTH60 or designated placement scores.

BI101L
Introduction to Biology I Lab
Lab associated with BI101.

BI102 (4 credits)
Introduction to Biology II
Provides an overview of basic animal anatomy and physiology with a special interest to humans. Designed for non-majors or those interested in learning more about biology. Science majors and pre-allied health professionals should take the 200-level biology series. Topics and systems covered include homeostasis, hormones, digestive system, circulation, lymphatic system, circulatory system, immunity, nervous system, urinary system, and reproduction. Prerequisites: MTH60 and WR90 or WR91. Recommended prerequisites: BI101, BI101L, or BI211, BI211L.

BI102L
Introduction to Biology II Lab
Lab associated with BI102.

BI103 (4 credits)
Introduction to Biology III
Provides an overview of plants, microbes, fungi and ecology. Designed for non-majors or those interested in learning more about biology. Science majors and pre-allied health professionals should take the 200-level biology series. Topics covered include basic evolution, classification, microbes, fungi, plant structure and function, planet diversity, populations, communities, and human impact on the environment. Prerequisites: BI102, BI102L or BI212, BI212L.

BI103L
Introduction to Biology III Lab
Lab associated with BI103.

BI121 (4 credits)
Elementary Anatomy and Physiology I
This course covers basic anatomy and physiology for Massage Therapy and Practical Nursing program students. Includes body organization, basic chemistry, cell structure and function, tissues, integumentary system, skeletal system, nervous system, and reproductive system. Dissection required. Students must enroll in lecture and laboratory sections. Prerequisites: MTH20 and WR90 or WR91 or designated placement scores. Recommended prerequisites: AH100, CHEM104 and MTH60 or MTH63 or designated placement score.

BI121L
Elementary Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
Lab associated with BI121.

BI122 (4 credits)
Elementary Anatomy and Physiology II
Covers essential anatomy and physiology of the following body systems: cardiovascular, endocrine, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, and urinary-electrolytes and reproductive. Dissection required. Students must enroll in lecture and laboratory sections. Prerequisites: BI121, BI121L or BI231, BI231L. Recommended prerequisites: AH100, CHEM104.

BI122L
Elementary Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
Lab associated with BI122.

BI199 (variable credits)
Special Studies: Biology
Selected topics of study in biology are offered on demand through workshops, seminars, lecture, lab, and/or independent study format. Prerequisites: May vary depending on subject offerings.

BI211 (4 credits)
General Biology I
Designed primarily for pre-professional students majoring in the biological sciences, science education, and related allied health fields. Covers the molecular and cellular aspects of biology including the scientific method, cell structure and function, biological membranes, cell division, inorganic, organic and biochemistry, enzymes, cellular respiration, biochemical genetics, basic heredity, genetic engineering and DNA-RNA-protein synthesis mechanisms. Students who take CHEM104 or its equivalent before BI211 are better prepared for the rigors of this class. Prerequisites: MTH60 and RD90 or WR91 or designated placement scores. Recommended prerequisite: CHEM104.

BI211L
General Biology I Lab
Lab associated with BI211.

BI212 (4 credits)
General Biology II
Designed primarily for pre-professional students majoring in the biological sciences, science education, and related allied health fields. Covers the basic principles of Darwinian evolution, evolution of populations and speciation; describes the structure, function and impact of viruses and bacteria; and provides an overview of the protist and animal kingdoms with emphasis on the major characteristics and importance of organisms in the taxa of each kingdom. Prerequisites: BI211,

BI211L.
Recommended prerequisite: CHEM104.

BI212L
General Biology II Lab
Lab associated with BI212.

BI213 (4 credits)
General Biology III
Designed primarily for pre-professional students majoring in the biological sciences, science education, and related allied health fields. Topics include discussion of the fungal and plant kingdoms; the structure, growth, function and differentiation of leaves, roots, stems, flowers and plant reproduction; and basic principles of ecology the includes communities, population, ecosystems, the ecosphere and human impact on the environment. Prerequisite: BI211, BI211L. Recommended prerequisite: CHEM104.

BI213L
General Biology III Lab
Lab associated with BI213.

BI231 (4 credits)
Anatomy and Physiology I
The first term of a three-term sequence. This course benefits students entering health professions, physical education and pre-professional medical or veterinary degrees. Emphasis is placed on the structure, function and regulatory mechanisms of the tissues, skin, skeleton, muscles and neurons. Includes a laboratory component that requires dissection. Prerequisites: WR115 or designated placement score and BI211, BI211L. Recommended prerequisite: CHEM104.

BI231L
Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
Lab associated with BI231.

BI232 (4 credits)
Anatomy and Physiology II
The second term of a three-term sequence. This course benefits students entering health professions, physical education and pre-professional medical or veterinary degrees. Emphasis is placed on the structure, function and regulatory mechanisms of the nervous, endocrine, special sense and circulatory systems. Includes a laboratory component that requires dissection. Prerequisite: BI231, BI231L. Recommended prerequisite: CHEM104.

BI232L
Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
Lab associated with BI232.

BI233 (4 credits)
Anatomy and Physiology III
The third term of a three-term sequence. This course benefits students entering health professions, physical education and pre-professional medical or veterinary degrees. Emphasis is placed on the structure, function and regulatory mechanisms of the respiratory, lymphatic, immune, digestive, urinary, reproductive systems and acid/base and electrolyte balance. Includes a laboratory component that requires dissection. Prerequisites: BI231, BI231L or BI232, BI232L. Recommended prerequisite: CHEM104.

BI233L
Anatomy and Physiology III Lab
Lab associated with BI233.

BI234 (4 credits)
Microbiology
Studies microorganisms, focusing primarily on bacteria and viruses.  Covers the structure, function, metabolism, genetics and classification of bacteria and archaea.  Also includes topics of microbial control, viral replication, epidemiology and vaccinations. Students must enroll in lecture and laboratory sections. Prerequisite: BI211, BI211L. Recommended prerequisite: CHEM104.

BI234L
Microbiology Lab
Lab associated with BI234.

BI280 (variable credits)
CWE/Biology
Cooperative Work Experience is an educational program that enables students to receive academic credit for on-the-job, experiential learning based on skills acquired in their programs. Together, the instructor, employer, and student establish learning objectives that specify the significant and appropriate learning which is expected to result from the work experience. This course offers a career-related experience for students working for an approved employer. As a capstone course, it should be completed within the last two terms of a certificate or degree program. Prerequisite: CWE courses require prior arrangements with faculty or the Department Chair.