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Fall 2012

Biology Courses:

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BIO100 - Principles of Biology
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduction to the basic characteristics of life, organisms, their interactions, and the scientific process. Improves scientific thinking and increases science literacy. Explores five core concepts of biology: studying and using the scientific method, evolution, ecology, genetics, and biodiversity. Two class hours, two lab hours. (Not for credit in Math/Science curriculum or students with credit in restricted biology electives) Not open to students with credit in BIO152, BIO153, BIO115, or BIO116.

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BIO102 - Human Biology
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Surveys basic concepts of human anatomy and physiology, including the structure of cells, tissues, and organs and their normal physiological interactions. Laboratory experiences reinforce important concepts. Two class hours, two lab hours. (Not for credit in Math/Science curriculum or students with credit in BIO 150, 152, or 153).

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BIO108 - Human Nutrition
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Overview of basic concepts of diet and nutrition. Topics include elementary anatomy and physiology of the digestive system, introductory food chemistry, weight control, and the role of diet in health. Lab exercises analyze some popular foods for simple nutrients. Students analyze popular diets for nutritional completeness. Two class hours, two lab hours. (Not for credit in Math/Science curriculum).

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BIO111 - Ecology
Credits: 4

Catalog Description: Overview of the broad discipline of ecology, and introduces biological and physical components of the environment and the interactions between the two. Topics include basic ecology, meteorology, hydrology, environmental degradation, and resource management. Fall only. Three class hours, three lab hours. Prerequisite: BIO 104 with a grade of ‘C’ or higher or high school Regents chemistry or Regents biology with a Regents exam grade of 70 or higher. Must meet the Genesee Community College reading proficiency.

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BIO114 - Rain Forest Biology
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: An immersion course held in Costa Rica. Students travel to the Central American rain forest for an introduction to its biodiversity, neighboring environments that the forests impact, and aspects of forest destruction. Topics include different aspects of ethnobotany, elementary botany, ecology, and earth science. Spring only. Prerequisite: Students should be in good health and be reasonably physically fit. Students must enroll separately with the tour company and pay all trip expenses prior to travel. (Not for credit in Math/Science curriculum)

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BIO115 - General Biology 1
Credits: 4

Catalog Description: Examines the structure and functioning of cells, including origin, physiology, biochemistry, respiration, photosynthesis, reproduction, and genetics. Laboratory exercises reinforce the lectures, which include using microscopes and measurement techniques. General Biology 1 and 2 are recommended to students transferring into premedicine or any life science program. (General Biology I and II are not sequential. Either may be taken first.). Fall only. Three lecture hours, three lab hours. Prerequisites: BIO104 with a grade of ‘C’ or higher or high school Regents biology and Regents chemistry each with a Regents exam grade of 70 or higher. Completion of the Genesee Community College reading and math proficiencies.

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BIO116 - General Biology 2
Credits: 4

Catalog Description: Introduces the structure, functioning, diversity, and evolution of plants and animals, with emphasis on adaptation of organisms to their environments in addition to anatomical and physiological considerations. Laboratory exercises which include required dissection reinforce the lectures. General Biology 1 and 2 are recommended to students transferring to any of the life sciences programs. (General Biology I and II are not sequential. Either may be taken first.). Spring only. Three lecture hours, three lab hours. Prerequisites: BIO104 with a grade of ‘C’ or higher or high school Regents biology and Regents chemistry each with a Regents exam grade of 70 or higher. Completion of the Genesee Community College reading and math proficiencies.

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BIO118 - Human Inheritance
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Explores the biology behind genetic inheritance. Introduces concepts and topics in human heredity such as: the structure and function of genes and chromosomes, the role of meiosis in mutation, gamete formation, and reproduction. Two class hours, two lab hours. Prerequisite: Completion of the Genesee Community College reading proficiency. (Not for credit in Math/Science curriculum or students with credit in BIO 205).

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BIO150 - Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology
Credits: 4

Catalog Description: Surveys the structure and function of the human organism, in particular the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine and nervous, with homeostasis as a major theme. A lab component will include microscopy, with an emphasis on using anatomical models to learn the fundamental anatomical features of each system. Primarily for physical education majors and those students who need a 4 credit science elective. Three class hours, three lab hours. Prerequisite: Completion of the Genesee Community College reading and math proficiency.

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