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BIOL 101. Environment and Society

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Causes and possible solutions to major local, national and global environmental problems. Soil, water, air, forests, energy, wildlife, and related topics.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 3: NATURAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES| GOAL AREA 10: ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES


BIOL 102. The Living World

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Plants, animals, and microorganisms of North America. Interactions of organisms with their environment. Minnesota habitats and their inhabitants.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 3: NATURAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES| GOAL AREA 10: ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES


BIOL 103. Human Biology

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Organization and general functioning of the human body. Reproduction; heredity; social implications of biological principles.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 3: NATURAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES


BIOL 104. Human Disorders (Topical)

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Biological aspects of human disorders. Heredity, immunity, infection, aging, stress, life styles, and chemical agents. Offered as different topics: Human Genetics and Birth Defect, Human Disease. General education credit may be received for only one topic.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 3: NATURAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES


BIOL 105. Plants in Our Society

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Plants in nature and human society; plants and ecology; wild and cultivated edible plants; drugs and medicinal plants; garden and house plants; plants and human nutrition; plant growth and reproduction.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


BIOL 106. Cultural Botany (Diversity)

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Contributions of African, Latin American, Asian, and American Indian cultures to agriculture and the uses of plants/plant products in the United States. Food, fiber, and medicinal plants used by American Indians. Contributions of women and people of color to plant sciences.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 3: NATURAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES


BIOL 107. Biology of Women (Diversity)

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Biology of human female: functional anatomy, physiology, sexuality, reproduction, pregnancy and aging. Examination of women's health related to these topics.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 3: NATURAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES


BIOL 111. Applied Human Biology

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Principles, theories and methods of the discipline of biology through concepts and issues of human biology. Interactions at all levels of biological organization. This course is not a prerequisite for BIOL 202.
Semester Offered: Spring
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 3: NATURAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES


BIOL 151. Cell Function and Inheritance

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: The cellular and genetic basis of life. Current laboratory methods.
Prerequisites: Eligibility for MATH 112, MATH 193 or higher
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


BIOL 152. Organismal Diversity

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Organisms at the cellular, organismal, and ecological levels. Integrate knowledge, terminology, and concepts from all fields of biology to gain an appreciation of the origin of life and how species diversity arose.
Prerequisites: Eligibility for MATH 112, MATH 193 or higher
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 3: NATURAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES| GOAL AREA 10: ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES


BIOL 202. Human Anatomy and Physiology I

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Structure and metabolic activity of organ systems including muscular, skeletal, nervous, and integumentary. Not applicable to major programs in BIOL including Biomedical Science.
Prerequisites: BIOL 103, BIOL 151 or a passing grade on the 202 placement exam.
Semester Offered: Fall


BIOL 204. Human Anatomy and Physiology II

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Structure and metabolic activity of organ systems including circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, endocrine, and reproductive. Not applicable to major programs in BIOL including Biomedical Science.
Prerequisites: BIOL 202
Semester Offered: Spring


BIOL 206. Introductory Microbiology

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Survey of microorganisms with emphasis on general principles in allied health and medicine. (May not be taken for credit if credit has been received for BIOL 362).
Prerequisites: One of BIOL 151, BIOL 202, BIOL 204, and one of CHEM 131, CHEM 141, CHEM 160, CHEM 210
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


BIOL 222. Careers in Natural Resources

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Career opportunities and preparation for professional employment.
Semester Offered: Fall


BIOL 262. Genetics

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Transmission and molecular genetics; application to medical genetics.
Prerequisites: BIOL 151, CHEM 210
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


BIOL 266. Medical Terminology

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Interpretation and building a vocabulary of medical terms from Latin and Greek roots. Writing and case studies.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


BIOL 290. Selected Topics in Biology

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Topics announced in schedule of classes. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 credits.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


BIOL 306. Plant Biology

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Systematics, ecology, and structure and function of photosynthetic organisms. Significance of plastid-bearing organisms relative to their interactions in biological systems.
Prerequisites: BIOL 151, BIOL 152
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


BIOL 308. General Zoology

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Major animal phyla; structure and function of body systems, diversity.
Prerequisites: BIOL 151, BIOL 152
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


BIOL 312. General Ecology

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Interactions between organisms and their organic and inorganic environment. Biomes, climate, populations, communities, biotic interactions, energy and nutrients, landscape and spatial ecology, biodiversity patterns.
Prerequisites: BIOL 306 or BIOL 308; CHEM 210
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


BIOL 313. Communities and Ecosystems

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Biodiversity patterns and metrics, species interactions, community assembly and structure, trophic interactions, food webs, succession, disturbance, stability, nutrient cycling, productivity, energy flow, ecosystem function, decomposition, climate change.
Prerequisites: BIOL 312
Semester Offered: Spring


BIOL 314. Mammalogy

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Biology of mammals: phylogeny, classification, evolutionary origins, morphology, ecology, behavior, population dynamics, life histories, adaptations.
Prerequisites: BIOL 308
Semester Offered: Fall


BIOL 316. Entomology

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Biology of insects and related groups of animals: phylogeny, classification, evolutionary origins, morphology, ecology, behavior, population dynamics, life histories, adaptations, economic impacts.
Prerequisites: BIOL 308
Semester Offered: Fall


BIOL 318. Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Development and structure of representative vertebrates. Dissection of selected animals.
Prerequisites: BIOL 151, BIOL 152
Semester Offered: Spring


BIOL 322. Ichthyology

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Biology of fishes: phylogeny, classification, evolutionary origins, morphology, ecology, behavior, population dynamics, life histories, adaptations.
Prerequisites: BIOL 308
Semester Offered: DEMAND


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