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GE Environmental Sciences
QH Natural History | Biology
QM Human Anatomy
QP Physiology
QR Microbiology

Course Descriptions

BIOL 1050 & BIOL 1050L (Introduction to Environmental Science)

This survey course deals with the characteristics of ecosystems and the issues of overpopulation, energy utilization, pollution (air, water, and soil), pesticide use, land use, and techniques for sustaining the environment.

BIOL 1060 & BIOL 1060L (Marine Biology)

This course is an introduction to the marine environment and includes a general survey of marine habitats and the organisms that occupy those habitats. This course will also emphasize the impact of human activities on marine environments.

BIOL 1107 & BIOL 1107L (Principles of Biology I)

This course includes some major concepts of the biological sciences. Among these are introductory material, basic inorganic and organic chemistry, biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, energy processes and relationships, genetics, and the diversity of life.

BIOL 1108 & BIOL 1108L (Principles of Biology II)

This course includes, in detail, some major concepts of the biological sciences. Among these are higher plant anatomy and physiology; an overview of the animal systems with emphasis on the human organism; principles of ecology; and the theory of evolution, history, evidences, and applications.

BIOL 2111K (Human Anatomy & Physiology I)

This course introduces the structure and function of the human body beginning with the study of cell structure and function, tissue types, and continuing with the study of the skeletal, muscular, integumentary, and nervous systems. Laboratory exercises are required as part of this course.

BIOL 2112K (Human Anatomy & Physiology II)

This course is a study of the endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, lymphatic, excretory, and reproductive systems. Laboratory exercises are required as part of this course.

BIOL 2115K (General Microbiology)

This introductory course studies microbes with an emphasis on bacteria. Topics include morphology, growth, staining procedures, procedures to control growth, immunology, diseases, and procedures used to identify the organism. Laboratory exercises are required as part of this course.

Suggested Biology Databases

  • Academic Search Complete
    Contains more than 6,100 full-text periodicals, including more than 5,100 peer-reviewed journals. Offers indexing and abstracts for more than 10,100 journals and a total of 10,600 publications: including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. Searchable cited references are provided for nearly 1,000 journals.
  • Biology: The eSkeletons Project
    Contains digitized images and animations of human and primate skeletons for the study of comparative anatomy.
  • Environment Complete
    Offers deep coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine and freshwater science, geography, pollution and waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more.
  • National Science Digital Library
    Provides organized access to high quality resources and tools that support innovations in teaching and learning at all levels of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education.
  • Research Library
    Provides one-stop access to a wide range of popular academic subjects and includes full-text access for thousands of titles: including scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers.
  • Science and Technology Collection
    Contains more than 830 full-text journals covering relevant aspects of the scientific and technical community. Offers indexing and abstracts for more than 1,740 journals. Topics include aeronautics, astrophysics, biology, chemistry, computer technology, geology, aviation, physics, archaeology, marine sciences, and materials science.

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