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Biology

BIOL 1000 Special Topics in Biology 1-4 Credits
Study and discussion of a selected topic in biology. Content will vary, as this course is a means for classes to explore certain biology-related topics in depth. Classes may be taught by visiting professors. May be repeated for a total of 6 credit hours. Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor

diamondstarBIOL 1110 General Biology I 4 Credits
Chemical basis of life; cell structure and function, including energy metabolism; cell division; DNA and gene regulation; Mendelian and molecular genetics; evolution. Course includes 3 hours of lecture and 2 hours of laboratory applications each week.

diamondstarBIOL 1120 General Biology II 4 Credits
Plant and animal anatomy (tissues, organs and organ systems), physiology, reproduction, and growth; microorganisms; fungi; ecology. Course includes three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory applications each week.

diamondBIOL 1310 Concepts of Biology 3 Credits
A survey of biology concepts and content as applicable to the Tennessee K-8 curriculum standards and the National Science Foundation Standards. Instructional topics include scientific method, cell structure and function, food production and energy for life, heredity and reproduction, diversity and adaptation among living things, interactions between living things and their environment, and biological change. Students will design, develop, and implement hands-on science activities for K-8 students; create and develop a course portfolio; and collect and evaluate biologically related resources. Course includes two hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory applications each week.

BIOL 2000 Independent Scientific Investigation 2 Credits
Independent laboratory, library or field research in biology under the supervision of a consenting faculty member. Designed to develop an interest in biology and the application of techniques of scientific research. Students may accumulate up to 6 credit hours; a minimum of four hours of research is required each week. Intended as elective credit and may not be applied toward general education requirements.

diamondstarBIOL 2010 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4 Credits
A study of basic biological chemistry, cellular structure and function (including cellular respiration, protein synthesis, and cell division); histology; and integumentary, skeletal, and nervous systems. Course includes three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory applications each week. Prerequisite(s): completion of learning support reading, writing, and math requirements

diamondstarBIOL 2020 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4 Credits
A study of the anatomy and physiology of blood and the circulatory, immune, respiratory, digestive, excretory, endocrine, and reproductive systems. Course includes three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory applications each week. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2010

starBIOL 2040 General Ecology 4 Credits
Relationships between organisms and their environment, including human environmental problems. Four hours of lecture, with announced field trips.

starBIOL 2110 Cell Biology 4 Credits
This course is a study of basic biomolecules, cell structure and function, cellular respiration and photosynthesis, molecular genetics, cellular communication, cancer, and evolution of the cell. The course includes 3 hours of lecture and 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1110 and 1120 and CHEM 1110 and 1120; or two years of high school biology and ACT natural science score of 26 or higher; or consent of instructor

starBIOL 2120 General Genetics 4 Credits
Mendelian genetics, chromosomal inheritance, modified Mendelian ratios, chromosome mapping, linkage, gene and chromosomal mutations, recombination, gene expression, recombinant DNA technology, transposable elements, extranuclear genome, population genetics, and quantitative genetics. Course includes three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory applications each week. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1110 or CHEM 1110 or CHEM 1010 or BIOL 2010

starBIOL 2130 Microbiology 4 Credits
An introductory course in microbiology dealing with bacteria, fungi, yeast, and viruses to include discussions of cell structure, identification, taxonomy, metabolism, genetics, resistance, infection, disease, and immunity. Course includes three hours of lecture and four hours of laboratory applications each week. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1110 or BIOL 2010 or CHEM 1010 or CHEM 1110

starBIOL 2210 Pathophysiology 2 Credits
An introduction to the disease processes and mechanisms of the human body and to the dysfunction of the body’s systems.

starBIOL 2400 Principles of Nutrition 3 Credits
Human nutrition for the lifespan, including biochemistry of body nutrients, health and disease, government and scientific guidelines. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2010 or CHEM 1010

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