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Biology

BS 101 College Biology (5)

Prerequisites: MAT 090, ENG 090, and R 090 or assessment

This general education course will examine the plant and animal kingdoms, their fundamental principles and processes of life, and their relationship to everyday life. The course consists of three hours of lecture plus three hours of laboratory work per week.

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BS 104 Human Anatomy (4)

This course is an anatomical study of the systems forming the human body.  Emphasis is placed on the organs forming each system, the embryonic development of the system, and the functions of the tissues and organs of each system.  The course includes a brief physiological review with each system and will consist of three hours lecture and one and one half hours of laboratory work per week.

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BS 105 Human Physiology (4)

This course provides a physio-chemical study of the systems forming the human body. The course will focus on the relationships between the systems and the maintenance of a homeostatic condition within the body.  Diseases, defects, and abnormalities are covered with each system. The course will consist of three hours of lecture and one and one-half hours of laboratory per week.

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BS 107 Introduction to Environmental Science (4)

This interdisciplinary science course is designed to stimulate interest in environmental science, increase awareness of environmental problems, and improve understanding of environmental issues. The focus is on contemporary issues relating to biodiversity and sustainability. Topics include air and water quality, global climate change, environmental toxicants, energy resources, deforestation, overfishing, and endangered species.  The course will also examine political and ethical concerns, sociological consequences, and economic impacts. A weekly lab session will offer a variety of experiences that demonstrate the principles, processes, techniques, and technologies of natural environmental systems and solutions.

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BS 109 Medical Terminology (3)

This course is designed to teach basic competency in the vocabulary and comprehension of medical terms. The course will focus on word attack skills for medical terms. The course can serve as preparation for academic success in Human Anatomy.

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BS 110 Nutrition (3)

This course is a study of the fundamentals of human nutrition and the relationship of nutrition to health, well-being, and personal food choices.  The course will examine human growth and development, scientific research in nutrition, and how nutrition affects human disease. The course will also include the application of basic nutritional science to the requirements of life cycle stages, activity and exercise, and various states of health. This course is appropriate for Biology, Nursing, and Pre-Med students.

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BS 111 Nutrition for Health, Fitness, Sports (3)

This course will provide a study of food and the effect nutrition has on health, growth and development, and physical performance.  The course topics include: calorie expenditures and the nutritional value of foods, including related calculations; human metabolism and metabolic pathways for carbohydrates, fat, and protein; methods for determining body composition, general fitness levels, and exercise intensity; nutritional health research data and statistics; and scientific data concerning the effects of nutrition on health, fitness, and sports activity.

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BS 112 Nutrition for Health, Fitness, Sports (5)

This course will provide a study of food and the effect nutrition has on health, growth and development, and physical performance.  The course topics include: calorie expenditures and the nutritional value of foods, including related calculations; human metabolism and metabolic pathways for carbohydrates, fat, and protein; methods for determining body composition, general fitness levels, and exercise intensity; nutritional health research data and statistics; and scientific data concerning the effects of nutrition on health, fitness, and sports activity.

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BS 201 General Zoology (5)

Prerequisite: BS 101

This course covers the anatomy and physiology of representative species of each phylum of the animal kingdom. The evolutionary connection between the phyla of the phylogenetic tree is covered with each phylum.

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BS 202 General Botany (5)

Prerequisite: BS 101 or permission

This course provides a study of the structure of plants and how they live, grow, and reproduce. The course will emphasize function as a basis of life and how it is related to human problems such as population, food supply, and conservation.

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BS 203 Microbiology (5)

Prerequisite: BS 101

This course will provide a study of the morphology, physiology, and classification of microorganisms associated with disease.  The course will also focus on methods of disease prevention through sanitation, disinfection and sterilization, sources and means of infection, and body defenses.

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