Undergraduate Biology-Rock County
2021 Fall Term
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CONCEPTS OF BIOLOGY
An Intro to the fundamental principles of living organisms. Includes cell & tissue structure, growth, basic physiological processes, reproduction & inheritance, classification, evolution & ecology. Lecture, lab, & may also include demonstrations, discussion & field trips
FOUNDATIONS OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES I
First semester of a two semester course designed for majors in biological sciences. Topics include: cell structure & function, cellular metabolism (enzymes, respiration, photosynthesis), information flow (DNA, RNA, protein), principles of genetics, & survey of viruses, prokaryotes, and protists.
BIOLOGY OF HUMAN SEXUALITY AND REPRODUCTION
(Previously ZOO 155) This course focuses on the biological aspects of human sexuality & reproduction. In addition, the following topics will be discussed from a biological perspective: birth control, sexually transmitted diseases, birth defects, abortion, differences between the sexes, & the manipulation of the human reproductive process by Sci.. Lecture & may also include demonstrations, discussion & field trips.
INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Principles underlying the proper management of our resources: water, soils, minerals, forests, wildlife, human. Current and past attitudes relating to the resources with the interaction and complexities of humans' interests. This meets the statutory requirement for Conservation of Natural Resources required for State certification for teachers of Science, Social Sciences. Lecture and may include demonstrations, discussions, and field trips.
Contemporary study of natural world through human perspective. Emphasis on humans as modifying force in the biophysical environment, including selected topics in ecological principles, pollution, population biology, environmental management. Course meets the statutory requirement for Conservation of Natural Resources required for State certification for teachers of science and social sciences. Lecture, lab. May include demonstrations, discussions, and field trips.
NATURAL HISTORY OF WISCONSIN
Natural History of Wisconsin is an Introductory Bio. course intended for the general student wanting to learn more about Wisconsin's diverse plant & animal life. The main focus of this course is the state's diversity of plants & animals & the ecosystems in which they live. In addition, it may cover basic concepts of field ecology, behavior, & conservation, identification of select organisms, & a review of the historical contributions to our understanding of Wisconsin natural history. This course is designed to increase the awareness & appreciation of Wisconsin's fantastic biological diversity at a time when the general public is becoming increasingly disconnected from natural Envs. Optional field trips may be included.
GENERAL SURVEY OF MICROBIOLOGY
(Previously BAC 201) Surv. of micro-organisms & their activities; emphasis on structure, taxonomy, function, ecology, Nut., Physolgy, pathology & genetics. Surv. of applied microBio.: agricultural, medical, industrial, Env.al & food. The Lab is an Intro to st&ard techniques & procedures in general microBio.. Lecture, lab, & may also include demonstrations, discussion & field trips.
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
(Previously PHS 202) An examination of the structure & function of the human body at the molecular, cellular, tissue, organ, & system levels of organization. The integration of these levels of organization within the human organism is emphasized. This is the first Sem. of a two-Sem. sequence. Lecture, lab, & may also include demonstrations, discussion & field trips.