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BIO100 - Principles of Biology
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.
BIO102 - Human Biology
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).
BIO103 - Introduction to Microbiology
Catalog Description: Introduces the science of microbiology including animal and/or foodborne microorganisms. Lectures explore the biology of microorganisms including but not limited to bacteria, viruses, fungi, prions and/or foodborne microorganisms. Topics include microbial identification and control. Laboratory experiences include performance of common procedures and tests used in microbiology. Lecture two hours; Lab two hours. Prerequisite: Completion of the Genesee Community College Math proficiency or concurrent enrollment in MAT 092 or MAT 108.
BIO104 - Fundamentals of Cell Biology
Catalog Description: Introduces basic chemistry, the structure, function, and biochemistry of cells, and the scientific method. Laboratory exercises develop skills including use of binocular microscopes and measuring. This is a preparatory course, for students with little or no recent experience in biology and chemistry, who plan on taking additional biology courses. Two class hours, two lab hours. Prerequisite: Completion of the Genesee Community College reading requirement and completion of the Genesee Community College math requirement or concurrent enrollment in MAT 108 or MAT 092. Students planning to enroll in Physical Therapist Assistant or a Math or Natural Science program should choose MAT092. Not open to students with credit in BIO 115, BIO 152 or higher. (Not for credit in Math/Science curriculum)
BIO108 - Human Nutrition
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).
BIO111 - Ecology
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.
BIO115 - General Biology 1
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.).. Prerequisites: High school Regents biology completed with a 75 or higher or permission of the instructor. Completion of the Genesee Community College reading and math proficiencies.
BIO116 - General Biology 2
Catalog Description: Introduces evolutionary theory and the diversity of living things. Students will explore the scientific evidence for evolution and processes by which new species emerge. Special emphasis will be placed on the genetic, molecular, anatomical, and physiological characteristics that define and are used to classify plant and animal species. General Biology 1 and 2 are recommended to students transferring to any of the life sciences programs. (General Biology 1 and 2 are not sequential. Either may be taken first.). Prerequisites: High School Regents Biology completed with a 75 or higher or permission of instructor. Completion of the Genesee Community College reading and math proficiencies.
BIO117 - Introduction to Biotechnology
Catalog Description: A survey course in the field of biotechnology. Topics include current career opportunities; biotechnology research; industry development and regulation; microbial, plant and animal biotechnology practices; biotechnology's role in modern medicine, agriculture and DNA profiling; bioethics and the impact of biotechnology on society. Includes an introduction to documentation (notebooks), Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), Quality Assurance (QA), current Good Laboratory Practices (cGLP) and Federal Drug Administration (FDA) Regulations.
BIO150 - Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology
Catalog Description: A one semester survey of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. The course studies basic anatomical terminology, body organization, cellular activities and histology. Emphasis is on structure and function and the role negative feedback and homeostasis play in the human body. Body systems studied include cardiovascular, skeletal, muscular, endocrine, reproductive, nervous and respiratory. Laboratory study includes microscope work, model study, organ dissection, and exercises designed to illustrate normal form and function. This course is primarily for students interested in physical education studies, fitness and recreation management, polysomnography, and students that may need a four credit science course for transfer.
BIO152 - Anatomy & Physiology 1
Catalog Description: The first course of a 2-semester comprehensive study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. The course focuses on the integumentary skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. Studies body organization, anatomical terminology, and foundations of histology. Emphasis is on form and function, and the role that negative feedback and homeostasis play in the control of the human body. The course is designed using Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS) Learning outcomes. Laboratory study includes microscope work, organ and animal dissection, and exercises designed to illustrate normal anatomy and physiology. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of the Genesee Community College Math and Reading proficiencies and BIO 104 or BIO 115 completed with a grade of “C” or better within the last five years, or acceptance into a health care career program.
BIO153 - Anatomy & Physiology 2
Catalog Description: A continuation of Biology 152 and the comprehensive study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Systems studied include endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive. Metabolic and regulatory pathways, including those involving fluids, electrolytes and acid/base balance, are an integral part of the course, along with homeostasis and feedback loops. The course is designed using Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS) learning outcomes. Laboratory study includes microscope work, organ and animal dissection, and exercises designed to illustrate normal function. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of the Genesee Community College Math and Reading proficiencies and completion of Biology 152 with a C or better, within the last five years.
BIO201 - Microbiology and Human Disease
Catalog Description: Studies the characteristics of microorganisms, their role in health and disease, and methods of controlling them. Examines mechanisms of immunity. Laboratory exercises reinforce important concepts and aseptic techniques. Recommended for students majoring in health-related sciences. Three class hours, three lab hours.. Prerequisite: BIO152 or BIO115 with a ‘C’ or higher.
BIO205 - Genetics
Catalog Description: Basic genetic concepts and topics. Structure, function, and interaction of DNA and RNA. Replication and mutation of DNA. Regulation of gene expression. Structure and function of eukaryotic cells, chromosomes, and their mutation. Transmission and inheritance of simple traits, molecular traits, and the calculation of molecule size through electrophoresis. Labs use breeding experiments and molecular biology. Current application of molecular genetics to mutations, populations, evolution, or disease and development may be discussed. Prerequisites: BIO 115 and CHE 101 with a grade of ‘C’ or higher.
BIO206 - General Microbiology
Catalog Description: Studies the structure and function of micro-organisms, with an emphasis on prokaryotes. Topics include microbial physiology, growth and metabolism, control of growth, genetics and genetic engineering, host-microbe relationships, principles of immunology, environmental and applied microbiology. Lab procedures include microscopy, aseptic technique, staining methods, media preparation and use, growth of bacterial cultures, enzyme and chemical assays, identification techniques, modern molecular techniques. Three class hours, three lab hours. Prerequisite: BIO 115 with a grade of ‘C’ or higher.