Faulkner University

Biology Lower Level Course Descriptions

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1300 Introduction to Biology

Concepts of biology are discussed with emphasis on basic knowledge as applied to everyday life. Content covers a full spectrum of biological subjects. Specifically intended to satisfy core natural science requirement. Does not meet the requirements for biology majors. Prerequisites: None, however, students enrolled in Fundamentals of Reading and Writing will not be allowed to take this class. (Offered every semester).

1100 Introduction to Biology Lab

Lab complementary to BIO 1300. Taken concurrently or after taking BIO 1300. Does not meet the requirements for biology majors. Prerequisites: see BIO 1300. (Offered every semester).

1301 Principles of Biology I

Fundamental concepts of biology are covered including life chemistry, cell structure and function, organization of life form, basic genetics, and mutation. Prerequisites: None, however, students enrolled in Fundamentals of Reading and Writing and/or Fundamentals of Algebra will not be allowed to take this class. Lab Required. (Offered every fall semester).

1101 Principles of Biology I Lab

Lab complementary to BIO 1301. Taken concurrently or with consent of instructor. Prerequisites: see BIO 1301. (Offered every fall semester).

1302 Principles of Biology II

Fundamental concepts of biology are covered including creation and evolutionary theory, biological diversity and classification, plant and animal morphology, physiology and behavior, and basic principles of ecology. Prerequisites: None, however, students enrolled in Fundamentals of Reading and Writing, and/or Fundamentals of Algebra will not be allowed to take this class. Helpful: BIO 1301/1101. Lab Required. (Offered every spring semester).

1102 Principles of Biology II Lab

Lab complementary to BIO 1302. Taken concurrently or with consent of instructor. Prerequisites: see BIO 1302. (Offered every spring semester).

2320 Man and His Environment

An introduction to the basic principles of ecology, greenness, and Environmental Science are presented along with how the activities of man disrupt the normal interactions between components of the environment. Prerequisites: None, however, students enrolled in Fundamentals of Reading and Writing, will not be allowed to take this class. Helpful: BIO 1300/1100; 1302/1102. (Offered every fall semester).

2340 Medical Terminology

The basis for structuring biomedical terminology is presented with applicable definitions and practice in the use of the vocabulary. Prerequisites: None, however, students enrolled in Fundamentals of Reading and Writing, will not be allowed to take this class. Helpful: BIO 1302/1102. (Offered every spring semester).

2306 Botany

General concepts of Plant Science are covered including basic anatomy and physiology, plant classification and plant community ecology. Prerequisites: BIO 1301/1101 and 1302/1102; Helpful: BIO 2320. Lab required. (Offered fall semester; even years).

2106 Botany Lab

Lab complementary to BIO 2306. Taken concurrently or with consent of instructor. Prerequisites: see BIO 2306. (Offered fall semester; even years).

2352 Introduction to Microbiology

An introduction to the study of microorganisms is provided with special emphasis on their relation to human health and welfare. Special topics such as morphology, taxonomy, characteristics and biochemical activities of microorganisms will also be introduced. Prerequisites: BIO 1300/1100 or 1301/1101. Lab required. (Offered spring semester; odd years).

2152 Introduction to Microbiology Lab

Lab complementary to BIO 2352. Taken concurrently or with consent of instructor. Prerequisites: see BIO 2352. (Offered spring semester; odd years).

2393 Concepts of Anatomy and Physiology I

A study of mammalian anatomy and physiology is presented emphasizing systems and functions; in particular, the muscular, skeletal, nervous, and endocrine systems. Prerequisites: BIO 1300/1100, 1301/1101, or 1302/1102. Lab required. (Offered every fall semester).

2193 Concepts of Anatomy and Physiology I Lab

Lab complementary to BIO 2393. Taken concurrently or with consent of instructor. Prerequisites: see BIO 2393. (Offered every fall semester).

2394 Concepts of Anatomy and Physiology II

(Continuation of BIO 2393/2193). A study of mammalian anatomy and physiology is presented emphasizing systems and functions; in particular, the circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, urinary, digestive, and reproductive systems. Prerequisites: BIO 2393/2193. Lab required. (Offered every spring semester).

2194 Concepts of Anatomy and Physiology II Lab

Lab complementary to BIO 2394. Taken concurrently or with consent of instructor. Prerequisites: see BIO 2394. (Offered every spring semester).

2099 Individual Study

The course may involve a systematic reading program, library research, laboratory project, studio work, field study or creative expression. Conferences or tutoring will be provided as required, but no formal lectures or recitations will be involved. Quizzes, tests, and examinations as may be appropriate. BIO 2099 is open only to sophomores.  May be repeated for credit. Number of credit hours awarded (1-3) will be set by department head and approved by the dean.

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