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BIO 205 Concepts of Environmental Science

Pre-requisite: BIO 102. 3 lecture hours per week.

Course Description: This course provides an introduction to the basic concepts of environmental biology, chemistry and physics as they relate to an understanding of the sources of pollutants, both natural and those generated by human activities, their transport, fate, and levels in environmental media, namely air, water, soil, and food. Principles involved in processes such as chemical cycling within the living world, global weather patterns, and atmospheric energy balances will be addressed as they relate to these concepts. Hazard recognition and control are also discussed in terms of toxicology, epidemiology, exposure assessment, and risk assessment.

Course Rotation: Fall.

3 credits

Prerequisites

BIO 102 Minimum Grade of C-

BIO 210 Ecology

Pre-requisite: BIO 102. 2 lecture hours, 4 laboratory hours per week.

Course Description An introduction to the study of the distribution and abundance of organisms in the natural world. Fundamental ecological concepts at the level of individuals, populations, communities, ecosystems, and the global environment will be discussed. Interactions among organisms will be examined. Application of ecological concepts to current environmental and conservation related issues will be presented. Laboratory periods will be devoted to field work.

Course Rotation: Fall

4 credits

Prerequisites

BIO 102 Minimum Grade of C-

BIO 212 Human Disease and Disorders

Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in BIO 102.

New Core: Fulfills 4 credits in Area of Knowledge V.

Course Description: This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the pathophysiologic mechanisms underlying and the clinical manifestations of major human diseases and disorders. It provides a linkage between sciences and the clinical presentation of disease states.

4 credits

Prerequisites

BIO 102 Minimum Grade of C-

BIO 215 Urban Ecology

Pre-requisite: BIO 102 or ENV 221. 3 lecture hours per week.

Course Description: This course explores environmental issues that specifically relate to the urban scene. The focus is on understanding basic ecological dynamics of urban and suburban areas. Topics discussed include urban flora and fauna, climate, and pollutant effects on quality of life. Specific environmental-related urban public health problems are evaluated. A combination of lecture, demonstration and field trips are used to facilitate under- standing of basic concepts.

Course rotation: NYC: Fall

3 credits

Prerequisites

BIO 102 Minimum Grade of C- or ENV 221 Minimum Grade of C-

BIO 218 Genetically Modified Organisms

Prerequisite: Listed prerequisite, and student must me a Biology or Chemistry or Environmental Studies major with approval.

Course Description: Genetically Modified Organisms (GMLO) have been a source of debate especially over the last decade as more and more of the worlds cropland is planted with genetically modified plants. Explore GMLOs from food plants to animal "pharming" where this same DNA technology is applied to animals such that they produce large amounts of human proteins, vaccines, and other substances for medical use. We will investigate various literatures for the social, economic, political, and environmental impact issues surrounding this technology.

Course Rotation: Online: Fall.

3 credits

Prerequisites

BIO 102 Minimum Grade of C-

BIO 220 Human Biology and Contemporary Society

Not open to Biology majors. 2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours per week. Foundation Course. Fulfills 3 credits toward Women's and Gender Studies Major/Minor.

Course Description: This course is an issue and project based science course. Small and large group discussions of issues that impact human biology and/or human learning from the practical, theoretical, and political standpoints will be the focus. It emphasizes the interdependence of human, plant and animal biology and the environment. This course will function as a seminar and hands-on laboratory workshop, with assigned readings from journals, periodicals and the Internet. Students will be expected to choose an issue to further research and present their findings as a poster board and/or class presentation.

Course Rotation: Fall, Spring, Summer.

0 - 3 credits

BIO 220U Human Biology and Contemporary Society - Learning Community

Course Description: This course is an issue and project based science course. Small and large-group discussions of issues that impact human biology and/or learning from the practical, theoretical and political standpoints will be the focus. It emphasizes the interdependence of human, plant and animal biology and the environment. This course will function as a seminar and hands-on laboratory workshop - with assighed readings from journals, periodicals and the internet. Students will be expected to choose an issue to further research and present their findings as a poster board and/or class presentation.

0 - 4 credits

Corequisites

ENG 110U

BIO 221 Botany

Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in BIO 102.

Course Description: A discussion of the interrelationships, evolutionary development, and taxonomy of representative plants from the major divisions of the plant kingdom. Emphasis is on morphology as it relates to function, economic importance and classification.

Course Rotation: TBA.

4 credits

Prerequisites

BIO 102 Minimum Grade of C-

BIO 231 Genetics

Prerequisite: BIO 101 with a grade of C or better.

Pre or Co-requisite: BIO 102 with a grade of C or better.
3 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours per week.

Course Description: This course is designed to provide the student with a working knowledge of classical genetics and an understanding of the current concept of the gene. Human genetics, gene action, and population genetics are also considered.

Course Rotation: Fall.

4 credits

Prerequisites

BIO 101 Minimum Grade of C- and BIO 102 Minimum Grade of C-

BIO 231 Genetics

Prerequisite: BIO 101 with a grade of C or better.

Pre or Co-requisite: BIO 102 with a grade of C or better.
3 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours per week.

Course Description: This course is designed to provide the student with a working knowledge of classical genetics and an understanding of the current concept of the gene. Human genetics, gene action, and population genetics are also considered.

Course Rotation: Fall.

4 credits

Prerequisites

BIO 101 Minimum Grade of C- and BIO 102 Minimum Grade of C-

BIO 232 Developmental Biology

Pre-requisite: BIO 102. 3 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours per week.

Course Description: An analysis of morphogenetic processes with emphasis on the structural and biochemical aspects of vertebrate embryogenesis.

Course Rotation: TBA.

4 credits

Prerequisites

BIO 102 Minimum Grade of C-

BIO 233 Fundamentals of Histology and Histopathology

Pre-requisite: BIO 102. 3 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours per week.

Course Description: A study of the cellular structure of vertebrate tissues, with emphasis on the relationship between structure and function and changes related to various disease states. Laboratory exercises acquaint the student with both classical staining methods and modern immunohistochemical techniques.

Course rotation: TBA

4 credits

Prerequisites

BIO 102 Minimum Grade of C-

BIO 236 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy

Pre-requisite: BIO 102. 3 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours per week.

Course Description: An introduction to the diversity of vertebrate forms. Structural and physiological adaptations will be related to evolutionary history. Laboratories mainly devoted to dissection of animals representative of major classes of vertebrates.

Course rotation: TBA

4 credits

Prerequisites

BIO 102 Minimum Grade of C-

BIO 237 Biological Oceanography and Marine Biology

Pre-requisite: BIO 102. 3 lecture hours per week.

Course Description: This course is an intensive overview of oceanography from the biological perspective emphasizing the interaction between the biotic and abiotic components of the marine environment. Specific topics include marine species of plants and animals, marine microbiology, food webs, energy flow and marine habitats.

Course Rotation: TBA.

3 credits

Prerequisites

BIO 102 Minimum Grade of C-

BIO 243 General Endocrinology

Course Rotation: TBA.

4 credits

Prerequisites

BIO 102 Minimum Grade of D or BIO 153N Minimum Grade of D or BIO 153P Minimum Grade of D

BIO 244 Morphology and Physiology of Plants

Pre-requisite: BIO 102. 3 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours per week.

Course Description: An introduction to the basic structure and function of plants. The cellular make-up, function, morphology, and adaptations of roots, stems leaves, flowers, fruits, and seeds and discussed. Basic ecological factors, such as disperal syndromes and pollination, will be introduced. Physiological and biochemical processes including photosynthesis, respiration, water, transport, and the role of hormones in growth and development are discussed.

Course rotation: NYC: Fall

0 - 4 credits

Prerequisites

BIO 102 Min Grade D

BIO 251 Principles of Human Anatomy

Prerequisite: BIO 102, CHE 112 or 104. Open only to Biology majors, students in the Physician Assistant or Allied Health tracks, or with permission of the Chair.

Course Description: 3 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours per week. This course provides a systemic approach to the study of the human body. Discussion of anatomical terminology, cellular processes and tissue classification is followed by study of the gross and microscopic anatomy of each of the organ systems. Laboratory exercises will reinforce lecture concepts through the use of anatomical and skeletal models, histological slides and cat dissection.

Course Rotation: Fall

4 credits

Prerequisites

BIO 102 Minimum Grade of C- and CHE 103 Minimum Grade of D or CHE 112 Minimum Grade of D

BIO 251 Principles of Human Anatomy

Prerequisite: BIO 102, CHE 112 or 104. Open only to Biology majors, students in the Physician Assistant or Allied Health tracks, or with permission of the Chair.

Course Description: 3 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours per week. This course provides a systemic approach to the study of the human body. Discussion of anatomical terminology, cellular processes and tissue classification is followed by study of the gross and microscopic anatomy of each of the organ systems. Laboratory exercises will reinforce lecture concepts through the use of anatomical and skeletal models, histological slides and cat dissection.

Course Rotation: Fall

4 credits

Prerequisites

BIO 102 Minimum Grade of C- and CHE 103 Minimum Grade of D or CHE 112 Minimum Grade of D

BIO 254 Basic Microbiology

Course Description: Basic course in microbiology dealing with causative agents of human diseases. Other topics include chemotherapy, host-parasite relationships, and the basis of the immune process. Laboratory includes culturing, primary identification, antibiotic, and biochemical tests. This course is intended for Nursing majors, and not open to Biology majors.

Course Rotation: TBA.

4 credits

Prerequisites

BIO 153 Minimum Grade of C

BIO 254 Basic Microbiology

Course Description: Basic course in microbiology dealing with causative agents of human diseases. Other topics include chemotherapy, host-parasite relationships, and the basis of the immune process. Laboratory includes culturing, primary identification, antibiotic, and biochemical tests. This course is intended for Nursing majors, and not open to Biology majors.

Course Rotation: TBA.

4 credits

Prerequisites

BIO 153 Minimum Grade of C

BIO 264 Microbiology

3 lecture and 3 laboratory hours per week.

Course Description: An introduction to the study of microorganisms. Topics include microbial genetics, chemotherapy, and host-parasite relationships. Laboratory techniques include isolation and culturing, antibiotic and biochemical tests, as well as microbiological assays.

Course Rotation: Spring, and Summer.

4 credits

Prerequisites

BIO 102 Minimum Grade of C- or ( BIO 153 Minimum Grade of C and CHE 101 Minimum Grade of C or CHE 102 Minimum Grade of C)

BIO 264 Microbiology

3 lecture and 3 laboratory hours per week.

Course Description: An introduction to the study of microorganisms. Topics include microbial genetics, chemotherapy, and host-parasite relationships. Laboratory techniques include isolation and culturing, antibiotic and biochemical tests, as well as microbiological assays.

Course Rotation: Spring, and Summer.

4 credits

Prerequisites

BIO 102 Minimum Grade of C- or ( BIO 153 Minimum Grade of C and CHE 101 Minimum Grade of C or CHE 102 Minimum Grade of C)

BIO 281 Botany

Pre-requisite: BIO 102. Not open to students who have taken BIO 244. 3 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours per week.

Course Description: An overview of the interrelationships, evolutionary development and taxonomy of representative species from the major divisions of the plant kingdom. Photosynthesis and respiratory will be discussed along with other physiological processes and morphology will be presented as it relates to function and taxonomic classification. Economic importance of plants and current topics such as biotechnology will be presented from an ecological and environmental impact perspective.

Course rotation: NYC: TBA

0 - 4 credits

Prerequisites

BIO 102 Min Grade D

BIO 292 Biology Laboratory Research Training

Prerequisite: Permission of the chairperson of Biology and Health Sciences department required. Open to all Biology, Chemistry, Physical Sciences, pre-OT, pre-PT, pre-Optometry, pre-Podiatry, Clinical Lab Sciences, and Forensic Science majors only.

Course Description: As may be agreed upon by the student and the faculty supervisor, students may be trained in such things as the development and implementation of a hypothesis; the creation of experimental design; the performance of experiments; the role of primary scientific literature; the critical analysis of scientific data; and the reporting of scientific data. The specific experiences of a student will vary depending upon the student’s interests and the faculty supervisor’s research expertise.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

0 credits