Undergraduate Biology-Rock County
2023 Spring Term
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CONCEPTS OF BIOLOGY
An introduction to the fundamental principles of living organisms. Includes cell and tissue structure, growth, basic physiological processes, reproduction and inheritance, classification, evolution and ecology. Lecture, lab, and may also include demonstrations, discussion and field trips
FOUNDATIONS OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES II
Second semester of a two semester sequence designed for majors in biological sciences. Follows BIO 121. Topics include: speciation and evolutionary theory, survey of the eukaryotes after the protists, selected topics in plant and animal physiology, and ecology at multiple levels of the biological hierarchy.
INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN BIOLOGY
Introduction to the development, nature, and processes of human adaptability. This course will cover major topics in biology and how they relate to humans at all levels from the bottom up. Special emphasis will be given to human health, human evolution and relationships to the environment. The course includes topics in cells and tissues, organ systems, immunology/ microbiology, genetics, evolution, and ecology. Lecture and may also include demonstrations, discussion and 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.
GENERAL SURVEY OF MICROBIOLOGY
Survey of micro-organisms and their activities: emphasis on structure, taxonomy, function, ecology, nutrition, physiology, pathology, and genetics. Survey of applied microbiology: agricultural, medical, industrial, environment and food. The lab is an introduction to standard techniques and procedures in general microbiology. Lecture, lab, and may also include demonstrations, discussion and field trips.
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
An examination of the structure and function of the human body at the molecular, cellular, tissue, organ, and system levels of organization. The integration of these levels of organization within the human organism is emphasized. This is the second semester of a two-semester sequence. Lecture, lab, and may also include demonstrations, discussion and field trips.
READING AND RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY
(Previously BAC 299/BOT 299/ZOO 299) Supervised undergraduate reading & research in biological Sci.s. This course is designed to acquaint the undergraduate with the Lit. & research techniques used in biological investigation & to give practical experience in scientific problem-solving.