100

BIO-101 General Biology I

This is the first course in a two-semester sequence in general biology. The course introduces the fundamental principles of biology and their relationships to society. Lecture topics include: an introduction to science, basic chemistry, cell biology, metabolism, genetics, and a survey of the Prokaryotae, Protists, and Fungi. Laboratory exercises develop a proficiency in the use of laboratory equipment and guide students in investigations of biochemistry, cell biology and metabolism, genetics, microbiology, protists, and fungi. >General Education Course. Lecture [3.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

4

BIO-103 The Human Body

This is a one-semester course that is concerned with basic chemistry, the human cell, tissues, and the musculoskeletal, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. The course includes a survey of metabolism and fluid/electrolyte balance. Lectures are supplemented by writing assignments and discussions. Laboratory exercises include microscopy, dissection, and anatomical and physiological experiments that complement the lecture. >General Education Course. Lecture [3.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

4

BIO-104 Microbiology

This is a laboratory science course that emphasizes the principles of biology as they apply to microorganisms. The morphology, anatomy, physiology, growth, metabolism, nutrition, control, and identification of the various microbes, genetics including recombination technology, industrial and clinical case studies in microbiology are discussed. Representative laboratory exercisesinclude staining procedures, media preparation, pure culture techniques, culture identification, and serology. >General Education Course. Lecture [3.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

4

BIO-107 Introduction to Human Biology

This course is a human anatomy and physiology course intended for the non-biology major. Biological principles are taught by examining human body systems, homeostasis, and disease. This information, relevant because it applies to their own bodies, will help students understand medical issues, appreciate the importance of exercise and nutrition in maintaining health, and consider environmental concerns including the health effects of pollution and overpopulation. Laboratory exercises include experimentation, microscopy, and dissection. >General Education Course. Lecture [3.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

4

BIO-108 Introduction to Environmental Biology

This course investigates humans and their interactions with the environment. Topics covered include fundamental aquatic and terrestrial ecology, air and water pollution, world population problems, loss of biodiversity, pesticides, solid waste problems and an extensive review of energy problems and their solutions. Laboratories include measurements of various environmental pollutants, analysis of environmental parameters and descriptive and practical reinforcement of lecture material. General Education Course. Lecture [3.00] Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

4

BIO-109 Anatomy and Physiology I

This course is an introduction to the basic principles of human anatomy and physiology that emphasizes some common diseases in relation to the various body systems. Among the topics considered is the basic plan of the body, tissues, the skeletal system, the muscular system, articulations, cardiovascular system, and the respiratory system. Lectures are supplemented by writing assignments, discussion, and laboratory sessions that include dissection and elementary physiology experiments. >General Education Course. Lecture [3.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

4

BIO-119 Intense Wolf Study

This course focuses on wolves and explores the conflicts between humans and wildlife management. Taught at the International Wolf Center in Ely, Minnesota, during the winter semester break, students will study captive wolves as well as wolves in their natural habitat. Lecture topics include the biology and ecology of the gray wolf, Canis lupus. Afternoon and evening sessions involve field work and independent study. Lecture [1.00] Laboratory [6.00].

Credits

3

BIO-130 People-Plant Relationships

This course explores the effects of plants on biological organisms that influence human economic, social and psychological behavior. The course will focus on two major themes: 1] plants as sources of food, shelter, clothing, drugs, and industrial raw material; and 2] the influence of plant life on human cultural diversity, biotechnology, medicine, and conservation efforts. >General Education Course. Lecture [3.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

4

BIO-131 General Botany

This course is an introduction to the biology of plants. The course includes an analysis of plant structure and function, an explanation of the principles of plant genetics, an exploration of plant evolution, and an examination of plant ecology. The importance of plants to people will be illustrated through discussions of people's ecological and economic dependence upon plants.The course content will be presented through lectures, demonstrations, and laboratory exercises. >General Education Course. Lecture [3.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

4