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Biology

BIO 101 HUMAN BIOLOGY

4 Credits, 6 Contacts
This lecture-laboratory course involves the study of the structure and function of cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems of the human body. Such basic scientific principles as cell biology and genetics are included.
 
Prerequisite: ALH 218 or taken concurrently

Jul 24, 2016|

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BIO 110 BIOLOGICAL FORM AND FUNCTION

3 Credits, 3 Contacts
The course covers basic concepts of anatomy and physiology of plants and animals. By the end of this non-lab course students will be able to understand the language of anatomy and physiology used to describe the functions of plants and animals. It also introduces students to the role of organ systems […]

Jul 23, 2016|

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BIO 120 BIOLOGY

4 Credits, 5 Contacts
An introductory survey course covering the major principles and unifying theories of biology. This course will provide the beginning student with a basic understanding of biological principles encompassing basic biochemistry, cell biology, cell division, genetics, diversity and evolution and ecology. This is a lecture/laboratory combination course and is designed to meet […]

Jul 22, 2016|

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BIO 121 GENERAL BIOLOGY I

4 Credits, 5 Contacts
A general study of the principles and processes of biology and the nature of biological investigation, with emphasis on cellular biology, respiration, photosynthesis and genetics. This course, together with NSB 122 General Biology, provides a basic background for further work in the biological sciences.
 
Prerequisite: Placement beyond or satisfactory completion of ENG […]

Jul 21, 2016|

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BIO 122 GENERAL BIOLOGY II

4 Credits, 5 Contacts
A general study of the principles and processes of biology and the nature of biological investigation, with emphasis on evolution, speciation, ecology and the diversity of life (includes taxonomy and classifications of organisms). Laboratory investigations coordinated with lecture topics.
 
Prerequisite: ENG 073 and BIO 120 or one year of high school biology; […]

Jul 20, 2016|

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BIO 125 ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY

3 Credits, 3 Contacts
Designed for students who plan on pursuing a higher degree. This course is an introduction to environmental studies through a survey of environmental topics in which the students will explore human relationships with the environment and the resulting changes. Students will also examine the different approaches used to understand and solve […]

Jul 19, 2016|

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BIO 201 ECOLOGY

4 Credits, 5 Contacts
This course introduces the basic principles of ecology at the individual, population, and community levels emphasizing the characteristic ecosystems in southwest Michigan. Other topics will include the role of biotic and abiotic components and their influence on the distribution and abundance of organisms. It will also study the dynamics of population […]

Jul 18, 2016|

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BIO 210 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I

4 Credits, 6 Contacts
This is the first in a sequence of two intensive anatomy and physiology courses intending to cover the human body as an integrated whole by examining the structures and functions of each body system as well as some of the common diseases associated with each system. Integration of the body’s […]

Jul 17, 2016|

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BIO 211 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II

4 Credits, 6 Contacts
This is the second in a sequence of two intensive anatomy and physiology courses intending to cover the human body as an integrated whole by examining the structures and functions of each body system as well as some of the common diseases associated with each system. Integration of the body’s systems […]

Jul 16, 2016|

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BIO 212 PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

4 Credits, 4 Contacts
This is an intensive course geared toward present and future health care professionals intending to cover how human physiology is altered in various major disease states.
 
Prerequisite: BIO 210 or BIO 211

Jul 15, 2016|

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