Biology (BIOL)

LIFE SCIENCES

Dr. Alex Ibe, Dean of Academics & Life Sciences Department Chair
Language Arts Building (LART), RM 1-13
817-598-6426 • aibe@wc.edu
Biology majors should see Associate of Science page for degree requirements.

Classes

BIOL 1322 : Nutrition & Diet Therapy I

This course introduces general nutritional concepts in health and disease and includes practical applications of that knowledge. Special emphasis is given to nutrients and nutritional processes including functions, food sources, digestion, absorption, and metabolism. Food safety, availability, and nutritional information including food labels, advertising, and nationally established guidelines are addressed. Three hours lecture per week.

Credits

3

BIOL 1406 : Biology for Science Majors I (Lecture)

Fundamental principles of living organisms will be studied, including physical and chemical properties of life, organization, function, evolutionary adaptation, and classification. Concepts of cytology, reproduction, genetics, and scientific reasoning are included. Three hours lecture and three hours lab per week.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

TSI compliant.

BIOL 1407 : Biology for Science Majors II (Lecture)

The diversity and classification of life will be studied, including animals, plants, protists, fungi, and prokaryotes. Special emphasis will be given to anatomy, physiology, ecology, and evolution of plants and animals. Three hours lecture and three hours lab per week.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

TSI compliant.

BIOL 1408 : Biology for Non-Science Majors I (Lecture)

Provides a survey of biological principles with an emphasis on humans, including chemistry of life, cells, structure, function, and reproduction. Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

None.

BIOL 1409 : Biology for Non-Science Majors II (Lecture)

This course will provide a survey of biological principles with an emphasis on humans, including evolution, ecology, plant and animal diversity, and physiology. Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

None.

BIOL 1411 : General Botany

Study of structure and function of plant cells, tissues, and organs. Includes an evolutionary survey and life histories of the following representative groups: algae, fungi, mosses, liverworts, ferns, and seed producing organisms. Plant reproductive and functional interactions with their environment and with humans. Selected lab exercises. Three hours lecture and three hours lab per week.

Credits

4

BIOL 1413 : General Zoology

Fundamental biological concepts relevant to animals, including systematics, evolution, structure and function, cellular and molecular metabolism, reproduction, development, diversity, phylogeny, and ecology. (This course is intended for science majors. Three hours lecture and three hours lab per week.)

Credits

4

Prerequisites

TSI compliant.

BIOL 2401 : Human Anatomy and Physiology I

Anatomy and Physiology I is the first part of a two course sequence. It is a study of the structure and function of the human body including cells, tissues and organs of the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and special senses. Emphasis is on interrelationships among systems and regulation of physiological functions involved in maintaining homeostasis. Three hours lecture and three hours lab per week.

Credits

4

BIOL 2402 : Human Anatomy and Physiology II

Anatomy and Physiology II is the second part of a two-course sequence. It is a study of the structure and function of the human body including the following systems: endocrine, cardiovascular, immune, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive (including nutrition), urinary (including fluid and electrolyte balance), and reproductive (including human development and genetics). Emphasis is on interrelationships among systems and regulation of physiological functions involved in maintaining homeostasis. Three hours lecture and three hours lab per week.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

Successful completion of BIOL2401 with a C or better.

BIOL 2406 : Environmental Biology

Principles of environmental systems and ecology, including biogeochemical cycles, energy transformations, abiotic interactions, symbiotic relationships, natural resources and their management, lifestyle analysis, evolutionary trends, hazards and risks, and approaches to ecological research. Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week.

Credits

4

BIOL 2420 : Microbiology for Non-Science Majors

This course covers basic microbiology and immunology and is primarily directed at pre-nursing, pre-allied health, and Non-science majors. It provides an introduction to historical concepts of the nature of microorganisms, microbial diversity, the importance of microorganisms and acellular agents in the biosphere, and their roles in human and animal diseases. Major topics include bacterial structure as well as growth, physiology, genetics, and biochemistry of microorganisms. Emphasis is on medical microbiology, infectious diseases, and public health. Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

Successful completion of BIOL2401 with a C or better.