BIO 1000 Courses

Current Class Schedule

BIO 1102 Introduction to Microbiology
Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent enrollment in BIO 1302.
Isolation, culture, morphology, and biochemical activities of microorganisms. Aseptic technique, microbiological staining, environmental sampling, and identification of unknown organisms will be covered. Does not count towards a major in Biology. Fee: $75.

BIO 1105 Modern Cocepts of Bioscience Laboratory
Prerequisite(s): BIO 1305 or concurrent enrollment.
Laboratory experiments illustrating modern concepts in the biological sciences, with emphasis on cell biology, metabolism, and genetics. A student will be granted a maximum of two attemtps (where an earned grade or a "W" notation counts as an attempt) to earn a higher grade in BIO 1105 in order to fulfill a prerequisite or a course requirement for a degree, major, or minor. Fee: $75.

BIO 1106 Modern Concepts of Bioscience Laboratory
Prerequisite(s): BIO 1306 or concurrent enrollment.
Laboratory experiments illustrating modern concepts in the biological sciences, with emphasis on morphology, general physiology, and ecology. A student will be granted a maximum of two attempts (where an earned grade or a "W" notation counts as an attempt) to earn a higher grade in BIO 1106 in order to fulfill a prerequisite or a course requirement for a degree, major, or minor. Fee: $75

BIO 1125 Freshaman Biology Resource Seminar
An examination of the breadth of careers in biology and the resources available to biology majors, including an introduction to the faculty and faciliteis of the Department of Biology, analysis of scientific data, and writing in the sciences.

BIO 1302 Introduction to Microbiology
Prerequisite(s): Credit for college-level biology or chemistry course (includes AP and/or IB credit) or consent of instructor. Credit or concurrent enrollment in BIO 1102.
Introduction to microbiology including the study of microbial growth, control of growth, microbial genetics, virulence factors, epidemiology, and the wide variety of contributions microbes make to quality of life. Does not count toward a major in biology.

BIO 1305 Modern Concepts of Bioscience
Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory performance on the ACT or SAT or completion of MTH 1320 with a grade of B- or better or completion of MTH 1321 with a grade of C- or better.
Unifying principles common to all levels of biological organization with emphasis on cell biology, metabolism, and genetics. BIO 1305 is not a prerequisite for BIO 1306. A student will be granted a maximum of two attempts (where an earned grade or a "W" notation counts as an attempt) to earn a higher grade in BIO 1305 in order to fulfill a prerequisite or a course requirement for a degree, major, or minor.

BIO 1306 Modern Concepts of Bioscience, continued
Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory performance on the ACT or SAT or completion of MTH 1320 with a grade of B- or better or completion of MTH 1321 with a grade of C- or better.
Continuation of the study of biological concepts with emphasis on morphology, general physicology, evolution, and ecology. A student will be granted a maximum of two attempts (where an earned grade or a "W" notation counts as an attempt) to earn a higher grade in BIO 1306 in order to fulfill a prerequisite or a course requirement for a degree, major, or minor.

BIO 1401 Current issues in Human Biology
An introductory course for non-biology majors examining biological issues in the current media, focusing primarily on the human subject. Fee: $75

BIO 1403 Exploring the Living World
Ecological issues in the mdedia, including ecosystems and biodiversity. For non- majors. Fee: $75

BIO 1405 Investigations of Modern Biology Concepts I
Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.
Biological concepts with emphasis on cell biology, metabolism, and genetics. Students will work in small groups on inquiry-based projects in the area of microbiology, genetics, molecular biology, and genomics. Credit may not be received after receiving credit in BIO 1305 and BIO 1105. A student will be granted a maximum of two attempts (where an earned grade or a "W" notation counts as an attempt) to earn a higher grade in BIO 1405 in order to fulfill a prerequisite or a course requirement for a degree, major, or minor. Fee: $130

BIO 1406 Investigations of Modern Biology Concepts II
Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.
Biological concepts with emphasis on morphology, general physicology, evolution, and ecology. Includes filed trips and small-group, hypothesis-based projects that will require outside class time. Credit may not be received after receiving credit in BIO 1306 and BIO 1106. A student will be granted a maximum of two attempts (where an earned grade or a "W" notation counts as an attempt) to earn a higher grade in BIO 1406 in order to fulfill a prerequisite or a course requirement for a degree, major, or minor. Fee: $130

BIO 1V90 Individual Topics - 1-9 Semester hours
Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor and department chair.
For undergraduates who wish to study individual topics not available in formal courses of the department. Directed reading, independent study or research, supervised library, laboratory or fieldwork, or presentation of material. Open project, which must be approved by the director. May be repeated once when different topics are studied. Fee: $150.

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