Courses

BIOL 110 Exploring Biology

An intergrated study of a contemporary topic that introduces prospective majors to central themes for success. Each section will focus on a different topic. Topics may vary from year to year. (BIOL 110 is the foundational course before BIOL 180 and 190, usually the Fall Semester of their first year.) (1) Lecture and Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Instructional Method
A Dr. Meg Steinweg T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM You Choose Online Or In-Person

BIOL 180 Exploring Diversity in Biology

An investigation of three of six themes central to the field of biology (Evolution, Diversity, and Systems)that lays a foundation of knowledge and skills expected of students who pursue a major and career in biology.(1) Lecture and Laboratory: 6 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Instructional Method
A Dr. Steven L. Powers M/W/F 8:30AM-10:40AM You Choose Online Or In-Person
B Dr. Rachel J. Collins M/W/F 1:10PM-3:20PM In-Person

BIOL 190 Exploring Unity in Biology

An investigation of three of six themes central to the field of biology (Information Flow, Matter and Energy Transformation, and Structure/Function Relationships) that lays a foundation of knowledge and skills expected of students who pursue a major and career in biology. (1)Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Instructional Method
A Dr. Marilee A. Ramesh M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM Distant Off Campus Synchronous
B Dr. Marilee A. Ramesh M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM Distant Off Campus Synchronous

BIOL 210 Cell Biology

A study of the fundamental processes that occur within eukaryotic cells, focusing on the structures and functions of the organelles, the cell cycle, and cell signaling. (1) Lecture and Laboratory: 6 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • Take BIOL-110, 180, and 190 or BIOL-190 and CHEM-221 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • Take BIOL-210L Must be taken at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Instructional Method
A Dr. Christopher Lassiter M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM You Choose Online Or In-Person
B Dr. DorothyBelle Poli M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM Distant Off Campus Synchronous

BIOL 210L Cell Biology Lab

A study of the fundamental processes that occur within eukaryotic cells, focusing on the structures and functions of the organelles, the cell cycles, and cell signaling.

Requisites

  • Take BIOL-210 Must be taken at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Instructional Method
1 Dr. Christopher Lassiter T 1:10PM-4:10PM Distant Off Campus Synchronous
2 Dr. Christopher Lassiter W 2:20PM-5:20PM In-Person
E1 V Staff T 6:00PM-9:00PM Distant Off Campus Synchronous
E2 V Staff W 6:00PM-9:00PM In-Person

BIOL 230 Human Anatomy & Physiology I

Structure and function of the human body at the cell and organ system levels, covering general cell structure and function, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. (This class has a strictly enforced registration restriction with preference given to declared Health and Human Performance majors. This course may not be used to satisfy the requirements for the BS or BA in Biology and does not satisfy the "200-level BIOL course" prerequisite for 300-level BIOL courses.) (1) Lecture and Laboratory: 6 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • BIOL-106 OR BIOL-190 OR BIOL-210 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • BIOL-230L Must be taken at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Instructional Method
A Ms. Lindy Thibodeaux M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM Distant Off Campus Synchronous
B Ms. Lindy Thibodeaux M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM Distant Off Campus Synchronous

BIOL 230L Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab

Structure and function of the human body at the cell and organ system levels, covering general cell structure and function, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. (This class has a strictly enforced registration restriction with preference given to declared Health and Human Performance majors; this course is an elective for Biology majors.) Lecture: 3hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk.

Requisites

  • Take BIOL-230 Must be taken either prior to or at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Instructional Method
1 Ms. Frances E. Bosch Th 8:30AM-11:30AM Distant Off Campus Synchronous
2 Dr. Amanda N. Smolinsky W 2:20PM-5:20PM Distant Off Campus Synchronous
3 Dr. Amanda N. Smolinsky Th 1:10PM-4:10PM Distant Off Campus Synchronous

BIOL 235 General Microbiology

The morphology, taxonomy, ecology, and economic importance of representative microorganisms, with emphasis on bacteria. Human health issues such as sexually transmitted diseases and food safety, and plant health issues will be covered. Microbiological aspects of water and soil will also be examined. Emphasis in the laboratory will be placed on proper application of microbiological techniques. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • Take BIOL 110 or be a declared ENVS major, 180 and 190 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • Take BIOL-235L Must be taken at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Instructional Method
A Dr. J. Brooks Crozier M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM You Choose Online Or In-Person

BIOL 235L Microbiology Lab

The morphology, taxonomy, ecology, and economic importance of representative mi croorganisms, with emphasis on bacteria. Human health issues such as sexually transmitted diseases and food safety, and plant health issues will be covered. Microbiological aspects of water and soil will also be examined. Emphasis in the laboratory will be placed on proper application of microbiological techniques. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory 3hrs/wk.

Requisites

  • Take BIOL-235 Must be taken at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Instructional Method
1 Dr. J. Brooks Crozier Th 8:30AM-11:30AM In-Person
2 Dr. Meg Steinweg Th 1:10PM-4:10PM In-Person

BIOL 245 Microbiology Lecture Topics

Study of a special topic in biology not regularly offered. (1) Lecture and Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • Take BIOL 110 or be a declared ENVS major, 180 and 190 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Instructional Method
A Dr. J. Brooks Crozier M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM Distant Off Campus Synchronous

BIOL 265 Plant Diversity

The evolutionary relationships, life histories, and field studies of bryophytes, fern and their relatives, and vascular plants. Field trips to appreciate botanical history, farming impacts, and plant development are included. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • Take BIOL 110 or be a declared ENVS major, 180 and 190 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • Take BIOL-265L Must be taken either prior to or at the same time as this course.
  • Co-Requirement BIOL-265L-1

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Instructional Method
A Dr. DorothyBelle Poli M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM Distant Off Campus Synchronous

BIOL 265L Plant Diversity Lab

The evolutionary relationships, life histories, and field studies of bryophytes, fern and their relatives, and vascular plants. Field trips to appreciate botanical history, farming impacts, and plant development are included. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk.

Requisites

  • Take BIOL-265 Must be taken either prior to or at the same time as this course.
  • Co-Requirement BIOL-265-A

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Instructional Method
1 Dr. DorothyBelle Poli Distance Off Camp Asynchronous

BIOL 300 Aquatic Ecology

Synthesis of biological, chemical, and physical factors and processes in streams and lakes. Field work and laboratory analyses of samples collected. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • One 200-level BIOL course Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • CHEM-112 OR CHEM-113 OR CHEM-118 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • INQ-240 or HNRS-240 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • MATH-115 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • Take BIOL-300L Must be taken either prior to or at the same time as this course.
  • Co-Requirement BIOL-300L-1

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Instructional Method
A Dr. Steven L. Powers M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM You Choose Online Or In-Person

BIOL 300L Aquatic Ecology Lab

Synthesis of biological, chemical, and physical factors and processes in streams and lakes. Field work and laboratory analyses of samples collected. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk.

Requisites

  • Take BIOL-300 Must be taken either prior to or at the same time as this course.
  • Co-Requirement BIOL-300-A

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Instructional Method
1 Dr. Steven L. Powers W 1:10PM-4:10PM You Choose Online Or In-Person

BIOL 400 Molecular Biology

A detailed analysis of information flow from DNA to RNA to protein, with emphasis on both prokaryotic and eukaryotic gene regulation. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • BIOL-315 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • CHEM-112 OR CHEM-113 OR CHEM-118 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • INQ-240 or HNRS-240 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • MATH-115 or higher Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • BIOL-400L Must be taken at the same time as this course.
  • Co-Requirement BIOL-400L-1

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Instructional Method
A Dr. Leonard D. Pysh T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM You Choose Online Or In-Person

BIOL 400L Molecular Biology Lab

A detailed analysis of information flow from DNA to RNA to protein, with emphasis on both prokaryotic and eukaryotic gene regulation. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Instructional Method
1 Dr. Leonard D. Pysh T 2:50PM-5:50PM You Choose Online Or In-Person