BIO-130This course examines the principles that govern natural environments and human interconnections to them. Some topics include resource use, pollution, sustainability, energy, water, food, ecology, evolution, climate change, and population. Laboratory exercises include outdoor field studies and indoor hands-on exercises. Course Objective
Biotechnology in Society
BIO-150This course explores the field of biotechnology as a component of biology. Material covered includes the following: basic DNA structure and function, history of biotechnology; basic techniques used in biotechnology; current and future impacts of biotechnology; and ethical issues within biotechnology.
Introduction to Genetics
BIO-160An introduction to the principles of genetics with emphasis on human heredity. Included are Mendelian genetics, hereditary disorders, gene expression, genetic engineering and population genetics.
BIO-212Laboratory and field course. An in-depth study of North American vertebrates with emphasis on Illinois species. Includes taxonomy, distribution, habitats, adaptation, and economic importance.
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIO-225This course employs the regional approach to human structure and function using human cadavers. First of a two course sequence for allied health majors.
BIO-245This capstone course prepares transfer students for scientific literacy though the integration of biological concepts. Emphasis is on discussion of current topics and research, development of formal oral and written communication skills, and professional development in the biological sciences.
MAT-125Application of elementary principles of descriptive statistics including frequency distribution, graphical presentation, measures of center, location and variation. Elements of probability, sampling techniques, binomial and normal distribution, correlation/regression and hypothesis testing. Graphing calculator and Excel required.