BIOLOGY COURSE OFFERED AT WAYLAND


*BIOL 1300, 2301, and 4307 may be taught at external campuses
as three hour courses without labs and without fees.


*BIOL 1400. Life Science - a general laboratory-based course for non-science majors or minors; employs the scientific method to discover how living things are: organized, acquire materials and energy, respond to their environment, reproduce & develop, and adapt to their environment; attention given to bio-ethical issues in contemporary biology. Lecture three hours; laboratory three hours. $45 fee.


*BIOL 1401. General Biology I - This course is the first semester of a two-semester series intended for science majors, and required for biology and molecular biology majors. Fundamentals of the scientific method, experimental design, data collection, scientific writing, chemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, the cell cycle, and genetics are emphasized. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Prerequisite: High school biology or BIOL 1400. $45 fee.


*BIOL 1402. General Biology II - This course is the second of a two-semester series intended for science majors, and required for biology and molecular biology majors. Concepts of organismal biology, population biology, diversity of biological systems, origins and adaptations of populations within the biosphere. Lecture three hours; laboratory three hours. Prerequisite Biology 1400 with “B” or better, or Biology 1401. $45.00 fee.


BIOL 2305. Nutrition - The basic science of nutrition is emphasized in this course.
References are given to nutritional needs in clinical situations. The role of nutrition in human growth and development and needs change during the life cycle will be emphasized. This course is designed for pre-nursing students and does not meet the laboratory life science general education requirement. Prerequisite: CHEM 1400, 1401, or school approval.

BIOL 2401. *BIOL 2401. Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology - survey of human anatomy and physiology with emphasis on the skeletal, circulatory, muscular and nervous systems. Lecture three hours; laboratory three hours. NOTE: This course is designed to meet degree requirements for students in Exercise and Sport Science or Life Science (Grades 8-12) and will NOT meet the laboratory science requirements for other majors. Prerequisite: BIOL1400. $45 fee.

BIOL 2408. Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology I - designed for students
preparing for application to nursing school or those allied health programs accepting lower-level anatomy and physiology as prerequisites. Topics covered in semester 1 of the two semester sequence will include the introductory concepts of structure and function of the human body and its major organs; the anatomy and physiology of the skeletal, muscular, and neural systems; the basic interrelationships involved in these organ systems as found in a normal human body; and representative disease processes affecting the normal functioning of these body systems. Prerequisites: BIOL 1400 or BIOL 1401, or CHEM 1400 or CHEM 1401, or instructor approval. $45 fee.

BIOL 2409. Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology II - designed for students
preparing for application to nursing school or those allied health programs accepting lower-level anatomy and physiology as prerequisites. Topics covered in semester II of the two semester sequence will include the anatomy and physiology of the circulatory, excretory, digestive, and reproductive systems; the basic interrelationships involved in these organ systems as found in a normal human body; and representative disease processes affecting the normal functioning of these body systems. Prerequisites: BIOL 2408, BIOL 3408, or instructor approval. $45 fee.

BIOL 3310. Medical Terminology - Development of a medical language for health-care professionals. Key terms pertaining to anatomy, clinical concepts, diseases, diagnosis, treatment, surgery, and drugs are emphasized through word analysis, and case studies. Lecture three hours. Prerequisite: School of Math and Science approval.

BIOL 3411. Pathophysiology - application of knowledge of normal anatomy and physiology to promote a clear understanding of disease processes. Introduces the student to common body responses and manifestations of disease that result from imbalances in homeostasis of the body. Prerequisites: BIOL 3408, BIOL 3409, and BIOL 3410.

BIOL 3401. Invertebrate Zoology - structure, function, and natural history of invertebrate animals with special emphasis on the protozoa; physiological and anatomical patterns of adaptive significance. One weekend field trip may be required for this course. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Other fees may apply for field trip costs. Prerequisite: BIOL 1401 or school approval. $45 fee.

BIOL 3402. Genetics - Fundamental principles and mechanisms of heredity and variation, modern developments, and discovery techniques. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Prerequisite: BIOL 1402 or School of Math and Science approval. $45 fee.

BIOL 3403. Developmental Biology - Embryogenesis in invertebrates and vertebrate animal systems with an emphasis placed on the determination of cell fate, lineage versus environmental controls, multi-potential stem cells, and the regulation of cell type-specific gene expression. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Prerequisite: BIOL 1401. $45 fee.

BIOL 3404. Vertebrate Biology - study of the extant classes of vertebrates emphasizing their morphology as it relates to their life histories, ecology, and distribution; anatomy and physiology having to do with habitat and niche occupancy will be emphasized. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Other fees may apply for filed costs. Prerequisite: BIOL 1402 or school approval. $45 fee.

BIOL 3405. General Botany - survey of the plant kingdom with emphasis on plant morphology, photosynthesis, mineral nutrition, and growth regulation. Lecture three hours, laboratory, three hours. Prerequisites: BIOL 1401 and 1402, or school approval. $45 fee.

BIOL 3407. Ecology - basic ecological principles and concepts that relate to structure and function of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems with emphasis on the nature of populations, communities, and ecosystems. One weekend field trip will be required in this class. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Other fees may apply for field trip costs. $45 fee. Prerequisite: BIOL 1402 or school approval.

BIOL 3408. Human Anatomy and Physiology I - Structure and function of the human body, its major organs, and its skeletal, muscular, and neural systems. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Prerequisite: BIOL 1400 or 1401 or CHEM 1400 or 1401 or consent of instructor. $45 fee.

BIOL 3409. Human Anatomy and Physiology II - Structure and function of systems
involved with regulation, maintenance and continuity, endocrine, sensory, cardiovascular,
reproduction, and renal systems. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Prerequisite: BIOL 3408. $45 fee.

BIOL 3410. Microbiology - identification, growth, nutrition, metabolism, and infectious
nature of microorganisms; consideration is also given to fungi, protozoa, bacteria, and viruses. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. $45 fee. Prerequisite: BIOL 1401 or school approval.

BIOL 4400. Plant Taxonomy - natural history and taxonomy of the major groups of vascular plants; attention is given to identification, nomenclature, and classification of flowering plants. At least one weekend trip or extended field trip may be required for this course. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Other fees may apply for field trip costs. Prerequisites: BIOL 1401 and 1402, or school approval. $45 fee.
BIOL 4404. Parasitology - A study of the organisms that take up their residence, temporarily or permanently, on or within other living organisms. Emphasis will be given
to the relationship of these organisms to their hosts. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Prerequisite: School of Math and Science approval. $45 fee.

BIOL 4406. Vertebrate Natural History and Taxonomy -variation and selection, systematics and taxonomy, environmental and genetic influences, zoogeography, behavior, reproduction, feeding specializations, and population dynamics of the vertebrate groups; recording of field observations and practice in the collection and preparation of study specimens of vertebrates are encouraged during field studies. One weekend field trip may be required for this course. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Other fees may apply for field trip costs. Prerequisite: BIOL 1402 or school approval. $45 fee

*BIOL 4407. Oceanography (GEOL 4407) - A study of ocean currents, waves, chemistry, beaches and floor, and life in the oceans with applications on how these life forms are used to trace currents, temperatures, and origins of the water. Field trips may be included as one of the instructional tools. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. May be used in meeting biology major requirements. $45 fee.

BIOL 4408. Cell and Molecular Biology - A study of cellular structure and function at the
molecular level. Membranes, organelles, bioenergetics, nucleic acid structure and function, regulation of gene expression, the cell cycle, and the modern genetic engineering will be emphasized. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Prerequisites: BIOL 1401 or School of Math and Science approval. $45 fee.

BIOL 4409. Conservation Biology (ENVS 4409) - management of vertebrate populations
emphasized through the study of environmental and other influences on population dynamics in the context of ecological communities. Field studies will be emphasized through local and regional field trips. At least one weekend field trip required. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Other fees may apply for field trip costs. Prerequisite: BIOL 1402 or school approval. $45 fee.

BIOL 5416. Selected Topics - topics selected from biology intended to supplement teacher education. Students may repeat the course for credit upon change in content.

BIOL 5420. Problems in Biology - deals with research topics in biology. May be taken for
six hours credit.

 

Updated 10/2011