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BIO 101 - 102 General Biology I - II (4 credits/4 credits)
Prerequisite for BIO 102: BIO 101; Placement into ENG 111

Explores fundamental characteristics of living matter from the molecular level to the ecological community with emphasis on general biological principles. Introduces the diversity of living organisms, their structure, function and evolution. Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and Laboratory 3 hours, Total 6 hours per week.

BIO 120 General Zoology (4 credits)
Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 111
Presents basic biological principles, and emphasizes structure, physiology and evolutionary relationships of invertebrates and vertebrates. Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

BIO 141 - 142 Human Anatomy and Physiology I - II (4 credits/4 credits)
Prerequisite for BIO 142: BIO 141; Placement into ENF 3 or higher

Integrates anatomy and physiology of cells, tissues, organs, and systems of the human body. Integrates concepts of chemistry, physics, and pathology. Lecture 3 hours, Laboratory 2-3 hours, Total 5-6 hours per week.

BIO 145 Human Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Sciences (4-5 credits)
Introduces human anatomy and physiology primarily to those planning to pursue an AAS degree in nursing. Covers basic chemical concepts, cellular physiology, as well as the anatomy and physiology of human organ systems. Lecture 3-4 hours, laboratory 3 hours, Total 6-7 hours per week.

BIO 151 152 Human Gross Anatomy I – II (1 credit/1credit)
Prerequisite: BIO 141; Placement into ENF 3 or higher

Introduces students to human anatomy through dissection of a cadaver. Human Gross Anatomy I includes dissection of back, chest and abdominal muscles, spinal cord structures and upper and lower limb structures. Human Gross Anatomy II includes dissection of thoracic, abdomino-pelvic and cranial cavities. Laboratory 3 hours per week.

BIO 205 General Microbiology (4 credits)
Prerequisites: one year of college biology and one year of college chemistry or division approval.

Examines morphology, genetics, physiology, ecology and control of microorganisms. Emphasizes application of microbiological techniques to selected fields. Lecture 3 hours, Recitation and Laboratory 3 hours, Total 6 hours per week.

BIO 215 Plant Life of Virginia (3 credits)
Focuses on identification and ecological relationships of the native plants of Virginia. Emphasizes shrubs, vines, weeds, wildflowers, ferns, and mushrooms. Lecture 2 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

BIO 256 General Genetics (4 credits)
Prerequisite: BIO 101-102 or equivalent

Explore the principles of genetics ranging from classical Mendelian inheritance to the most recent advances in the biochemical nature and function of the gene. Includes experimental design and statistical analysis. Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

BIO 270 General Ecology (4 credits)
Prerequisite: BIO 101-102 or division approval

Studies interrelationships between organisms and their natural and cultural environments with emphasis on populations, communities, and ecosystems. Lecture 3 hours, Recitation and Laboratory 3 hours, Total 6 hours per week.

BIO 278 Coastal Ecology (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 111

Investigates beach, saltmarsh, and estuarine ecosystems including the effects of chemical, geological, and physical factors upon the distribution of organisms. Discusses the effects of pollution and human manipulation of the coastline. Includes observation and identification of coastal plants and animals, and analysis of the dynamics of coastal community structure and function in a field-based setting. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
Last updated: 3/7/2014 2:14:23 PM