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Biology Department Courses

Below is a list of the courses that TSTC's Biology Department offers in support of the Associate of Science Degree in Biology and many other programs of our college.

 

BIOL 1306 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.

Prerequisite:MATH 1314 College Algebra (3 SCH version) Successful completion of College Algebra or concurrent enrollment in higher-level mathematics is recommended.

Corequisite:BIOL 1106 Biology for Science Majors Laboratory I (lab) Recommended co-requisite

 

BIOL 1106 Biology for Science Majors Laboratory I (lab)

This laboratory-based course accompanies Biology 1306, Biology for Science Majors I. Laboratory activities will reinforce the fundamental principles of living organisms, including physical and chemical properties of life, organization, function, evolutionary adaptation, and classification. Study and examination of the concepts of cytology, reproduction, genetics, and scientific reasoning are included.

Prerequisite:BIOL 1306 Biology for Science Majors I (lecture)

Corequisite:BIOL 1306 Biology for Science Majors I (lecture)

 

BIOL 1307 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.

Prerequisite:MATH 1314 College Algebra (3 SCH version) Successful completion of College Algebra or concurrent enrollment in higher-level mathematics is recommended.

Corequisite:BIOL 1107 Biology for Science Majors Laboratory II (lab)

 

BIOL 1107 Biology for Science Majors Laboratory II (lab)

This laboratory-based course accompanies Biology 1307, Biology for Science Majors II. Laboratory activities will reinforce study of the diversity and classification of life, including animals, plants, protists, fungi, and prokaryotes. Special emphasis will be given to anatomy, physiology, ecology, and evolution of plants and animals.

Prerequisite:BIOL 1307 Biology for Science Majors II (lecture)

Corequisite:BIOL 1307 Biology for Science Majors II (lecture)

 

BIOL 1308 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.

Corequisite:BIOL 1108 Biology for Non-Science Majors Laboratory I (lab) Recommended

 

BIOL 1108 Biology for Non-Science Majors Laboratory I (lab)

This laboratory-based course accompanies BIOL 1308, Biology for Non-Science Majors I. Laboratory activities will reinforce a survey of biological principles with an emphasis on humans, including chemistry of life, cells, structure, function, and reproduction.

Prerequisite:BIOL 1308 Biology for Non-Science Majors I (lecture)

Corequisite:BIOL 1308 Biology for Non-Science Majors I (lecture)

 

BIOL 1309 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.

Corequisite:BIOL 1109 Biology for Non-Science Majors Laboratory II (lab) Recommended

 

BIOL 1109 Biology for Non-Science Majors Laboratory II (lab)

This laboratory-based course accompanies BIOL 1309, Biology for Non-Science Majors II. Laboratory activities will reinforce a survey of biological principles with an emphasis on humans, including evolution, ecology, plant and animal diversity, and physiology.

Prerequisite:BIOL 1309 Biology for Non-Science Majors II (lecture)

Corequisite:BIOL 1309 Biology for Non-Science Majors II (lecture)

 

BIOL 1311 General Botany (lecture)

Fundamental biological concepts relevant to plant physiology, life cycle, growth and development, structure and function, and cellular and molecular metabolism. The role of plants in the environment, evolution, and phylogeny of major plant groups, algae, and fungi. (This course is intended for science majors.)

Prerequisite:MATH 1314 College Algebra (3 SCH version) Successful completion of College Algebra or concurrent enrollment in higher level mathematics is recommended.

Corequisite:BIOL 1111 General Botany (lab) Recommended

 

BIOL 1111 General Botany (lab)

This laboratory-based course accompanies Biology 1311, General Botany. Laboratory activities will reinforce fundamental biological concepts relevant to plant physiology, life cycle, growth and development, structure and function, and cellular and molecular metabolism. The role of plants in the environment, evolution, and phylogeny of major plant groups, algae, and fungi. (This course is intended for science majors.)

Prerequisite:BIOL 1311 General Botany (lecture)

Corequisite:BIOL 1311 General Botany (lecture)

 

BIOL 1322 Nutrition & Diet Therapy

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. (Cross-listed as HECO 1322)

 

BIOL 2301 Anatomy & Physiology I (lecture)

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.

 

BIOL 2101 Anatomy & Physiology I (lab)

The lab provides a hands-on learning experience for exploration of human system components and basic physiology. Systems to be studied include integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and special senses.

 

BIOL 2302 Anatomy & Physiology II (lecture)

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.

 

BIOL 2102 Anatomy & Physiology II (lab)

The lab provides a hands-on learning experience for exploration of human system components and basic physiology. Systems to be studied include endocrine, cardiovascular, immune, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive (including nutrition), urinary (including fluid and electrolyte balance), and reproductive (including human development and genetics).

 

BIOL 2320 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors (lecture)

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.

 

BIOL 2120 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors Laboratory (lab)

This course covers basics of culture and identification of bacteria and microbial ecology. This course is primarily directed at pre-nursing and other pre-allied health majors and covers basics of microbiology. Emphasis is on medical microbiology, infectious diseases, and public health.

 

BIOL 2321 Microbiology for Science Majors (lecture)

Principles of microbiology, including metabolism, structure, function, genetics, and phylogeny of microbes. The course will also examine the interactions of microbes with each other, hosts, and the environment.

Prerequisite:CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I (lecture) and CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I Laboratory or CHEM 1411 Plus one of the following biology sequences for majors:BIOL 1306 Biology for Science Majors I (lecture) and BIOL 1106 Biology for Science Majors I Laboratory;and BIOL 1307 Biology for Science Majors II and BIOL 1107 Biology for Science Majors II Lab.; or BIOL 1406 and BIOL 1407

or

BIOL 1311 General Botany (lecture) and BIOL 1111 General Botany Laboratory; and BIOL 1313 General Zoology and BIOL 1113 General Zoology Laboratory; or BIOL 1411 and BIOL 1413

Corequisite:BIOL 2121 Microbiology for Science Majors Laboratory (lab)

 

BIOL 2121 Microbiology for Science Majors Laboratory (lab)

This laboratory-based course accompanies Biology 2321, Microbiology for Science Majors. Laboratory activities will reinforce principles of microbiology, including metabolism, structure, function, genetics, and phylogeny of microbes. The course will also examine the interactions of microbes with each other, hosts, and the environment.

Prerequisite:BIOL 2321 Microbiology for Science Majors (lecture)

Corequisite:BIOL 2321 Microbiology for Science Majors (lecture)











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