Biology (BIO)

BIO 100 (4)

Biology Concepts 

Basic principles and concepts of biology. Explores methods of scientific inquiry and behavior of organisms and energy in biological systems. Prerequisites: *ENG 099 or placement. General Education: Physical and Biological Sciences. Three lecture; three lab.


BIO 103 (1)

STEM Readiness

In this course, students will learn how to effectively engage in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)., This course will introduce the foundations of STEM, lab environment readiness and safety, and will provide an understanding of how to integrate mathematical and scientific research practices. Students will be introduced to and become familiar with lab terminology and learn about the various STEM careers.

 

BIO 105 (4)

Environmental Biology 

Basic concepts of ecology and the importance of human interaction with the natural ecosystem. Field trips. Pre/Co-requisites: ENG 102 and MAT 091 or placement beyond prerequisite courses or Consent of Instructor. General Education: Physical and Biological Sciences. Special Requirements: Contemporary Global/International Awareness or Historical Awareness and Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry. Three lecture. Three lab.

 

BIO 109 (4)

Natural History of the Southwest 

Based on the life zone concept, an examination of the geologic history and ecological history of the Southwest. Emphasis is on the identification and adaptations of biotic populations. Involves field trips. General Education: Physical and Biological Sciences. Prerequisite: *ENG 100 and *MAT 091 or placement beyond prerequisite courses. Three lecture. Three lab.

 

BIO 131 (4)

Bioscience Practicum I

In this course you will begin to understand the natural world in which we live and address issues of personal well-being and worldwide concern, in the context of infectious disease and threats to human health. The course is broken into modules around epidemiological principles. Three lecture. One lab.

 

BIO 132 (4)

Bioscience Practicum II

Preparation of students to become lab technicians by introduction of fundamental skills, knowledge, and attitudes essential to any lab professional. Includes lab safety, documentation, quality control, lab math, validation and verification of results. Also includes understanding government regulations, biological solution preparation, assays, biological separations, and growing cells. The course aims at implementing a community based scientific problem and varying teams of students create a workable scientific
solution using the methods taught in the Bio 131 and further development in this course. Exposure to varying scientific internships and work environments are also explored. At the successful completion of this course the student will have the opportunity to take the Bio-Assistant Credentialing Exam (BACE). Prerequiste: BIO 131. Three lecture. One lab.

 

BIO 160 (4)

Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology 

Biology 160 is the study of the structure and function of the human body. It is designed for students who want a one semester course in anatomy and physiology and those pursuing certificates in the allied health sciences; students majoring in the sciences or preparing for professional health science careers should enroll in the BIO 201/202 sequence. Prerequisite: *ENG 100 and *MAT 091 or placement beyond prerequisite courses. General Education: Lab Sciences. Three lecture; three lab.

 

BIO 181 (4)

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Unity of Life I: Life of the Cell

An introductory course in Biology emphasizing central principles related to cellular and molecular processes in the cell. Course will include molecular structure, cell structure, reproduction, metabolism molecular genetics and evolution. General Education: Physical and Biological Sciences Three lecture;three lab.

 

BIO 182 (4)

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Unity of Life II: Multi-cellular Organisms

This course emphasizes general concepts pertaining to the evolution, biodiversity, and ecology of multicellular organisms. General Education: Physical and Biological Sciences. Three lecture. Three lab. Spring.

 

BIO 201 (4)

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Human Anatomy & Physiology I

Design and function of the human body. Topics include cells, tissues, integumentary, muscular, skeletal, nervous, and sensory systems. Prerequisite:  *BIO 181 or Consent of Instructor. General Education: Physical and Biological Sciences. Three lecture; three lab.

 

BIO 202 (4)

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Human Anatomy & Physiology II

Design and function of the human body. Topics include body fluids, immune, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Prerequisite: *BIO 201 or Consent of Instructor. General Education: Physical and Biological Sciences. Three lecture; three lab.

 

BIO 205 (4)    

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Microbiology 

Microbes and their relationships to health, ecology, and related areas. Prerequisite: BIO 181 or Consent of Instructor. General Education: Physical and Biological Sciences. Three lecture. Three lab. 

 

BIO 218 (4)  

Human Pathophysiology

This course surveys disease processes that affect the body systems, focusing on altered physiological mechanisms in cells and organ systems.  Prerequisites:  BIO *201 and *BIO 202.  Recommended: *BIO 205.  Four lecture. Spring and Fall.

 

BIO 289 (1–6)

Internship I

Designed for students who are looking for paid or voluntary, practical learning experiences that apply academic and occupational education to real-life, on-the-job situations.  Credit hours will be negotiated based on fulfillment of a contract.  Each credit hour requires the completion of a minimum 45 hours of on-the-job participation.  Prior experience or course work in the field of interest is required.  One to six variable credit hours.  May be taken for S/U credit.

 

BIO 298 (6)

Bioscience Practicum I

Pursuing a career in the Biosciences can be immensely rewarding and exciting. In this course you will begin to understand the natural world in which we live and address issues of personal well-being and worldwide concern, in the context of infectious disease and threats to human health.


BIO 298 (3)

STEM Science Teacher Outdoor Education Class Development

Immersive program utilizing classroom and field research in developing a comprehensive STEM program for the classroom or school district. Prerequisite: Bachelor’s degree in a STEM related discipline or Consent of Instructor. Three lecture.

 

BIO 198/298 (1–6)

Special Topics

Designed to meet the needs of an individual(s) who has an interest in pursuing an original topic in an instructional area under faculty supervision.

 

*Course has additional pre or co requisite(s)