BIOLOGY

(BIO formerly NSA, NSB)

 

 

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

BIO 220 GENERAL GENETICS

3 Credits, 3 Contacts
This course is designed to take the student in a “tour” through the basic concepts of Mendelian and molecular genetics. From the works of Gregor Mendel to the modern concepts that […]

BIO 230 MICROBIOLOGY

4 Credits, 6 Contacts
This is an introduction to general microbiology. Topics include general properties of bacteria, viruses and eukaryotic parasites, disinfection, sterilization, sources and means of infection, infectious diseases and immunity. This is a […]

BIO 275 BIOLOGY RESEARCH PROJECT

2 Credits, 2 Contacts
The Biology Research Project is a capstone experience in Biology for the student seeking an Associate of Science Degree. In this course the student will work with an instructor to design […]

BIO 990 BIOLOGICAL FIELD STUDIES

2 Credits, 2 Contacts
The course will offer students the opportunity to research a question or problem in the field of biology. The student will propose research ideas, design experiments and conduct research, and report […]