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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 Therapy 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.
BIO114 - Rain Forest Biology
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)
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.
BIO118 - Human Inheritance
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).
BIO150 - Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology
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.
BIO152 - Anatomy & Physiology 1
Catalog Description: Studies the structures and functions of the human body. Focuses on the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous, including the senses. Major topics include anatomical terminology, the molecular and cellular basis of physiologic processes, and tissues. Emphasis on homeostasis including the role of control systems such as negative feedback and the relation of form and function. Includes selected pathologies. Laboratory work includes histological observations using microscopes, CD's and websites, anatomy studies using models and dissections, and physiology exercises. Three class hours, three lab hours. Prerequisite: BIO 104 or BIO 115 each with a grade of ‘C’ or higher and completed within the last 5 years, or acceptance into a health care career program. Completion of the Genesee Community College Math and Reading proficiencies.
BIO153 - Anatomy & Physiology 2
Catalog Description: A continuation of BIO152 with a focus on the normal structure, function, and metabolic pathways of the following systems: endocrine, circulatory, lymphatic/immune, respiratory, urinary, digestive and reproductive. Acid/base balance, body fluids and electrolytes are also considered. Laboratory work includes histological observations using microscopes, CD's and websites, anatomy studies using models and dissections, and physiological exercises. Three class hours, three lab hours. Prerequisite: BIO 152 with a grade of ‘C’ or higher.
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.
BIO211 - Experiences in Biological Research
Catalog Description: Teams up students with professionals and/or faculty in cooperative agencies, and/or 4-year colleges to gain first-hand experiences in biological sciences related to their career/academic objectives. Skills learned parallel requirements of the agency or 4-year college. Credits are earned during field work, laboratory work, site visits, student presentations, mentoring underclassmen, attending public or agency meetings and lecture. Spring only. Prerequisites: BIO115 and BIO116 or BIO111 and instructor permission.