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The following course information is effective for the Spring 2018 term.

BIO 111 Human Form and Function

This course is intended to provide students with a preliminary, non-transfer level introduction to human anatomy and physiology. It is designed to prepare students requiring only a technical level of familiarity with human anatomy, providing the background required for fields such as surgical technology and Emergency Medical Technology - Paramedic.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open BIO 111 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    BIO
  • Units:
    4.00

BIO 120 Environmental Biology

This course focuses on the relationships between humans and the environment. Topics include ecology, population biology, modification of our environment, resource use, land use planning, pollution, and energy. The goal is to better understand the biological and social problems that human use and misuse of the environment cause. Students may not receive credit for both BIO 120 and BIO 140. NOTE: Required, local field trips are scheduled during several (approximate1/2) of the lab periods. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from field sites. This course is recommended for non-science majors needing a one-semester lab science course.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness OR concurrent enrollment in ENG 109 or ELI 109 or ELI 110 or ENG 100 -AND- Basic Algebra Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open BIO 120 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    BIO
  • Units:
    4.00

BIO 123 Principles of Biology

This course introduces basic biological principles of life processes held in common by all organisms. Topics covered include the chemical and physical basis of life, cell structure and function, concepts of heredity, population genetics, and evolution. Note: Though this course will provide a general understanding of the basics of cellular biology qualifying it as general education course it will also provide a foundation for those students potentially entering an allied health program (dental hygiene, nursing, medical images, etc.).

Prerequisites: MTH 102 or MTH 105 (both C or better) or an appropriate score on the Math Placement Test or Math ACT of 22 or higher - AND - College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open BIO 123 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    BIO
  • Units:
    4.00

BIO 126 Local Flora

Introduces lab and field identification of plants of northeastern Illinois. Students use taxonomic keys and make useful collections of plants from various habitats.
Note: Field trips during scheduled class time are an essential part of this course and are, therefore, required. The cost of travel to the site of the field work will be borne by the student.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness AND Basic Algebra Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open BIO 126 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    BIO
  • Units:
    2.00

BIO 127 Introduction to Evolution

This course examines the concept of evolution and mechanisms by which evolution proceeds. An analysis of the evidence for evolution, a section on basic genetics, and a brief treatment of challenges to evolution are included.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness AND Basic Algebra Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open BIO 127 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    BIO
  • Units:
    3.00

BIO 128 Natural History of Selected Areas

This course examines a specific biogeographical area that has been selected for its unique biological communities. Organisms and ecological relationships are considered, and the effects of human activity are emphasized. Some of the areas that have been studied include the American Tropics, the Everglades, and the Appalachian Mountains.
NOTE: This course is taught as a field course and should be considered a general education elective; it will NOT meet the CLC laboratory science requirement. Camping, backpacking, and/or canoeing may be included. Travel expenses are paid by the student.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    BIO
  • Units:
    3.00

BIO 140 Environmental Biology without Lab

This non-lab course studies environmental issues that arise from the interaction of humans and the environment. Topics include ecology, population biology, modification of our environment, resource use, land use planning, and energy. The goal is to better understand both the problems brought about by human use and misuse of the environment and potential solutions for those problems. Students may not receive credit for both BIO 140 and BIO 120.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness OR concurrent enrollment in ENG 109 or ELI 109 or ELI 110 or ENG 100 -AND- Basic Algebra Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open BIO 140 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    BIO
  • Units:
    3.00

BIO 141 Concepts in Biology

This course emphasizes scientific inquiry through selected concepts of biology, such as organization, function, heredity, evolution and ecology. Biological issues with personal and social implications will be introduced to enable students to make informed decisions. A laboratory component will reinforce concepts introduced in the lecture portion of class.
NOTE: This course is recommended for non-science majors needing a one-semester lab science course and is not intended for students wishing to enter an allied health or pre-professional field.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness OR concurrent enrollment in ENG 109 or ELI 109 or ELI 110 or ENG 100 -AND- Basic Algebra Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open BIO 141 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    BIO
  • Units:
    4.00

BIO 143 Biology Laboratory

This laboratory course is designed for students who have taken the lecture component of a general biology course at another institution and are seeking credit for BIO 123 - Principles of Biology in order to meet a prerequisite for BIO 244 - Anatomy & Physiology or BIO 246 - Microbiology. Students will participate in labs that reinforce concepts such as scientific method, biomolecules, respiration, enzymes, and natural selection. Department consent required.

Typically Offered: Offered summer only.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    BIO
  • Units:
    1.00

BIO 149 Genetics and Society

This course examines cell structure and function, the nature of the gene, cell division (mitosis vs. meiosis), Mendelian genetics, hereditary disorders, recombinant DNA technology, the genetic evidence supporting evolution, and ethical issues that arise due to our increased knowledge and technology as it relates to genetics.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness AND Basic Algebra Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open BIO 149 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    BIO
  • Units:
    3.00

BIO 161 General Biology I

This course introduces general biological principles of life processes common to all organisms. Topics covered include the nature of life, unifying themes underlying biology, chemical basis of life, cell structure and function, energetics, cell reproduction, concepts of genetics and inheritance patterns, molecular genetics, and biotechnology. This course is the first semester of a two semester sequence intended for biology majors and students seeking careers in medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, occupational therapy, physical therapy, or veterinary medicine.
NOTE: Knowledge of chemistry is helpful.

Prerequisites: MTH 108 or MTH 107 (both C or better) or appropriate score on the Math Placement Test or Math ACT of 25 or higher AND College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open BIO 161 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    BIO
  • Units:
    4.00

BIO 162 General Biology II

This course examines the following areas of biology: ecology, evolution, systematics, biological diversity, and various systems. Laboratory work includes field and laboratory experiments and computer simulations. This course is the second semester of a two semester sequence intended for biology majors and students seeking careers in medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, occupational therapy, physical therapy, or veterinary medicine.

Prerequisite: BIO 161(C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open BIO 162 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    BIO
  • Units:
    4.00

BIO 222 General Botany

This course is a comparative study of organisms including photosynthetic protists, fungi, and plants. Morphology, both microscopic and macroscopic, and lifecycle are emphasized with a focus on evolutionary advancements within the taxa. Identification includes representative species of each taxa in addition to plant family characteristics. Ecology with an emphasis on plant conservation is included.

Prerequisite: BIO 120, BIO 123, BIO 161 or HRT 121 (C or better in any one)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    BIO
  • Units:
    4.00

BIO 226 Field Biology

This course provides students with the opportunity to study plant and animal communities in various biomes. Topics include life histories and interdependence of organisms within the communities, and collection, identification, and preservation of specimens. Department consent required.
NOTE: This course is taught as a field course and should be considered a general education elective; it will NOT meet the CLC laboratory science requirement. Camping, backpacking, and/or canoeing may be included. Travel expenses are paid by the student.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    BIO
  • Units:
    3.00

BIO 244 Anatomy and Physiology I

This course is the first of a two semester Anatomy and Physiology sequence that begins with an introduction to homeostasis and feedback loops. The structure and function of the following body systems will be explored: the integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system and nervous system. Within each body system, students learn the normal anatomy and physiology of the system as well as some diseases associated with each system. Human skeletons, human models, preserved sheep organs, and preserved cats are used in labs as representatives of human anatomy.

Prerequisite: BIO 123 (formerly BIO 121) or BIO 161 (all C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open BIO 244 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    BIO
  • Units:
    4.00

BIO 245 Anatomy and Physiology II

This course is a continuation of BIO 244. It builds on the general information about homeostasis and the specific body systems covered in BIO 244. Within each body system, students learn the normal anatomy and physiology of the system as well as some diseases associated with each system. This course begins with the endocrine system, followed by the cardiovascular system, lymphatic and immune systems, respiratory system, digestive system (including metabolism), urinary system (including fluid and electrolyte regulation), and the reproductive system. Human skeletons, human models, preserved sheep organs, and preserved cats are used in labs as representatives of human anatomy.

Prerequisite: BIO 124 or BIO 244 (C or better)

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open BIO 245 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    BIO
  • Units:
    4.00

BIO 246 Microbiology

This course examines microorganisms with an emphasis on the bacterial groups. Morphology, principal activities and properties of bacteria, yeasts, molds, viruses, selected algae, and protozoan will be discussed. The role of microorganisms in natural systems, infection, immunity, foods, and industry will be covered. Laboratory techniques in handling, culturing, and identifying microorganisms will be emphasized.

Prerequisite: BIO 123 (formerly BIO 121) or BIO 161 (all C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open BIO 246 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    BIO
  • Units:
    4.00

BIO 299 Special Topics in Biology

This course addresses the in-depth study of special topics in biology that do not have specific courses in the catalog. Course content will vary depending on the topic being studied. Topics may include environmental issues, risks to human health, implications of recent research in Biology, etc. This course is repeatable up to three times, any topic only once, for a maximum of 6 hours towards degree completion.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open BIO 299 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    BIO
  • Units:
    3.00


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