COURSE DESCRIPTIONS: BIOL - Biology (Nonscience Major)

Please note: Nonscience majors desiring to fulfill the natural science core curriculum requirement with biology may take specific courses from the major's or Nonscience major's sequences. See Core Curriculum. Biology 1308 or Biology 1309 may satisfy the natural science requirement for Nonscience degrees requiring a three hour credit science course. For Nonscience degrees requiring four hours of natural science credit Biology 1408 or Biology 1409 may be taken. Alternatively Biology 1308 or 1309 may be taken separately from their accompanying lab courses Biology 1108 and Biology 1109. Biology 1308 or Biology 1309 must be completed as well as the accompanying labs Biology 1108 or 1109 to receive four hours credit. See further details in the course descriptions listed below.

BIOL 1108. FUNDAMENTALS OF CELL BIOLOGY LABORATORY (0-3-1) 2601015103
Optional laboratory to accompany BIOL 1308, if a laboratory course is desired or required. BIOL 1308 when accompanied by BIOL 1108 is equivalent to BIOL 1408. Topics include those from BIOL 1308. This laboratory course cannot be used to fulfill the laboratory requirement for any course except BIOL 1308. Prerequisite or co-requisite: BIOL 1308. Assessment Levels: R3, E3, M1
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BIOL 1109. DIVERSITY AND ENVIRONMENT LABORATORY (0-3-1) 2601015103
Optional laboratory to accompany BIOL 1309, if a laboratory course is desired or required. BIOL 1309 when accompanied by BIOL 1109, is equivalent to BIOL 1409. Topics include those from BIOL 1309. This laboratory course cannot be used to fulfill the laboratory requirement for any course except BIOL 1309. Prerequisite or co-requisite: BIOL 1309. Assessment Levels: R3, E3, M1.

BIOL 1308. GENERAL BIOLOGY: FUNDAMENTALS OF CELL BIOLOGY (OPTIONAL SEPARATE LABORATORY) (3-0-3) 2601015103
Scientific method, chemical properties of life, cells and organelles, metabolism, photosynthesis, respiration, cell division, genetics, molecular genetics and genetic engineering. BIOL 1308 when accompanied by BIOL 1108 is equivalent to BIOL 1408

BIOL 1309. GENERAL BIOLOGY: DIVERSITY AND ENVIRONMENT (OPTIONAL SEPARATE LABORATORY). (3-0-3) 2601015103
Diversity, structure and life cycles of monerans, protists, fungi, plants, animals (including humans); population genetics, evolution, principles of ecology and global ecology. BIOL 1309 when accompanied by BIOL 1109 is equivalent to BIOL 1409.

BIOL 1408. GENERAL BIOLOGY: FUNDAMENTALS OF CELL BIOLOGY (LABORATORY INCLUDED) (3-3-4) 2601015103
Scientific method, chemical properties of life, cells and organelles, metabolism, photosynthesis, respiration, cell division, genetics, molecular genetics and genetic engineering. If a laboratory course is required, student should take either BIOL 1408 or BIOL 1308 accompanied by BIOL 1108 (Fundamentals of Cell Biology Laboratory). Credit given for only one of BIOL 1308, 1406, or 1408. May be taken independently from BIOL 1309/1409. Assessment Levels: R3, E3, M1.

BIOL 1409. GENERAL BIOLOGY: DIVERSITY AND ENVIRONMENT (LABORATORY INCLUDED) (3-3-4) 2601015103
Intended primarily for Nonscience majors. Diversity, structure and life cycles of monerans, protists, fungi, plants, animals (including humans); population genetics, evolution, principles of ecology and global ecology. If a laboratory course is required, student should take either BIOL 1409 or 1309 accompanied by BIOL 1109 (Diversity and Environment Laboratory). Credit given for only one of BIOL 1309, 1407, or 1409. Assessment Levels: R3, E3, M1.

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