Biology Courses

BIOL 108: Human Biology - 6 credits

Overview of human body functions, including an introduction to some anatomy and physiology, nutrition and exercise and modern medical advances. This course is intended for non-science majors. Course includes a laboratory. Fulfills laboratory science course requirement at BC. Recommended: High School Biology.

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BIOL 125: Survey of Human Diseases - 5 credits

Examines the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of common and/or emerging human diseases.

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BIOL 135: Introduction to Global Health - 5 credits

Introduction to the principles of global health, health determinants, health care systems, nutrition, and women's health issues in the world. The course will discuss ways in which to improve global health and connect how global health challenges can affect local health issues.

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BIOL 150: Marine Biology - 6 credits

Introduction to marine life, marine biological communities, and marine ecology. Course includes lecture, labs, and field trips. Fulfills laboratory science course requirement at BC.

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BIOL 162: General Biology II - 6 credits

Surveys systems and processes, and diversity of living organisms and their environment. Format includes laboratory work.

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BIOL 194: Special Topics in Biology - variable credits

Covers supplementary, contemporary, or focused topics related to Biology. Topics are announced in the class schedule. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

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BIOL 195: Special Topics in Biology - variable credits

Covers supplementary, contemporary, or focused topics related to Biology. Topics are announced in the class schedule. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

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BIOL 196: Special Topics in Biology - variable credits

Covers supplementary, contemporary, or focused topics related to Biology. Topics are announced in the class schedule. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

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BIOL 197: Special Topics in Biology - variable credits

Covers supplementary, contemporary, or focused topics related to Biology. Topics are announced in the class schedule. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

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BIOL 199: Individual Studies in Biology - variable credits

Allow students to investigate special biological phenomena and taxa. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

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BIOL 275: Laboratory Methods in Genomics - 6 credits

Introduces the use of laboratory tools and techniques to sequence DNA. Topics covered include DNA structures and gene expression. Emphasis on experimental methods and design. Students learn to think critically about research methodology and scientific investigation. Prerequisite: BIOL& 160 or BIOL& 211 or permission of instructor.

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BIOL 276: Advanced Laboratory Methods in Genomics - 6 credits

Provides experience in teaching and advanced laboratory techniques in genomics. Topics include genomic library maintenance and DNA sequence database maintenance. Emphasis on independent work and teaching other students, critical thinking about research methodology and scientific investigation. Prerequisite: BIOL 275 with a C- or better or permission of instructor.

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BIOL 294: Special Topics in Biology - variable credits

Covers supplementary, contemporary, or focused topics related to Biology. Topics are announced in the class schedule. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

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BIOL 295: Special Topics in Biology - variable credits

Covers supplementary, contemporary, or focused topics related to Biology. Topics are announced in the class schedule. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

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BIOL 296: Special Topics in Biology - variable credits

Covers supplementary, contemporary, or focused topics related to Biology. Topics are announced in the class schedule. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

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BIOL 297: Special Topics in Biology - variable credits

Covers supplementary, contemporary, or focused topics related to Biology. Topics are announced in the class schedule. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

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BIOL 299: Individual Studies in Biology - variable credits

Allows for advanced special projects, student research and independent study in Biology by an individual student. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

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BIOL 312: Biology of Cancer - 5 credits

Emphasis is on the cellular, genetic, biochemical and environmental aspects of the disease including discussion of the multiple disease nature of cancer, its diagnosis and treatment. Same as RAIT 312. Either BIOL 312 or RAIT 312 may be taken for credit, not both. Prerequisite: Admission into applied baccalaureate program at HSEWI division, or permission of the Life Sciences Program Chair. Recommended: BIOL& 160 or BIOL& 211.

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Last Updated June 25, 2014