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BIOL 1308 - Biology Fundamentals (3-3-0)
An introduction to basic biological concepts including the metric system, physical and chemical properties of life, cell structure and function, cell reproduction, and metabolism. Critical thinking skills, study skills, and basic math skills are also included. This course is designed to prepare students to take the anatomy and physiology assessment tests, anatomy and physiology courses (BIOL 2304, BIOL 2305, BIOL 2404), and general biology courses (including BIOL 1408 and BIOL 1406). This course is not part of the core curriculum. This course may not transfer to other colleges and universities for college credit.
 


Skills: R Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
BIOL 1309 - Life on Earth (3-3-0)
A survey of the living organisms on our planet for the non-science major. Emphasis on evolutionary and natural history, structural and behavioral adaptations, biological diversity and co-evolution.
 


Skills: E Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
BIOL 1322 - Contemporary Issues in Nutrition (3-3-0)
An introduction to basic nutrition. Special emphasis on understanding and evaluating fads and fallacies in nutrition. Topics include body systems, healthy cooking techniques, dietary restrictions and guidelines, diet and disease, recipe modifications and menu planning, nutritional concerns of the athlete or the vegetarian, and the relationship between addictions and nutrition.
 


Skills: E Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
BIOL 1323 - Human Nutrition (3-3-0)
This course explores the various nutrients, their sources, digestion, absorption, metabolism, interaction, storage, and excretion. Current research is presented against a background of basic nutritional concepts. Special emphasis is given to the role nutrition plays in the current health care delivery system and how nutrition can be emphasized to promote health maintenance. This course is required for most BSN students and fulfills the requirements for a science elective in the College of Natural Sciences at U.T.
 


Skills: E Prerequisites: High School Chemistry or CHEM 1411; BIOL 1406 or BIOL 1408 are recommended but not required. Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
BIOL 1406 - Cellular and Molecular Biology (4-3-3)
General Biology course designed for science majors and students with a strong science background who desire an in-depth approach to biological topics. An introduction to the physical and chemical organization of living organisms; cell structure, function, and metabolism; classical and molecular genetics; gene regulation and genetic engineering. BIOL 1406 and BIOL 1408 may not both be counted towards graduation.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: One year of high school chemistry or one semester of college chemistry; two years of high school algebra or MATD 0390. Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
BIOL 1407 - Structure and Function of Organisms (4-3-3)
General Biology course designed for science majors and students with a strong science background who desire an in-depth approach to biological topics. An introduction to the diversity, anatomy, physiology, reproduction, development, behavior, and evolution of living organisms. Includes prokaryotes, protists, fungi, plants, and animals. BIOL 1407 and BIOL 1409 may not both be counted toward graduation.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: BIOL 1406 with a minimum grade of C. Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
BIOL 1408 - Introductory Biology -- Unity of Life (4-3-3)
Introductory biology course designed for non-science majors who desire a conceptual approach to biological topics. An introduction to the nature of science, the characteristics of life, the molecular and cellular basis of life, genetics, reproduction, and development. An emphasis will be placed on how these topics are related to current issues such as genetic engineering, biotechnology, and problems facing modern society. BIOL 1406 and BIOL 1408 may not both be counted toward graduation.
 
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: G Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
BIOL 1409 - Introductory Biology -- Diversity of Life (4-3-3)
Introductory biology course designed for non-science majors who desire a conceptual approach to biological topics. An introduction to the diversity of life: viruses, prokaryotes, protists, fungi, plants, and animals. Topics will include structures and functions, evolution, environmental and human interactions, and origin of life. BIOL 1407 and BIOL 1409 may not both be counted for graduation.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: G Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
BIOL 1411 - General Botany (4-3-3)
A survey of plant science including structure and function of leaves, stems, and roots; plant reproduction; life histories of archegoniate plants including mosses, ferns, and seed plants; plant-environment interactions; and local flora.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: G Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
BIOL 1413 - General Zoology (4-3-3)
A survey of the animal kingdom and animal-like protists from an evolutionary perspective. Major lines of evolution will be traced as characteristics of each animal group are compared and contrasted. The taxonomy, diversity, behavior and ecology of all major animal phyla will be studied with an emphasis on the functional anatomy of each group.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: G Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
BIOL 1414 - Introduction to Biotechnology (4-3-4)
An introduction to biotechnology including career exploration, history and applications of DNA/RNA technology molecular biology, bioethics, and laboratory safe practices. The course is supplemented with laboratory exercises, demonstrations and field trips that illustrate the basic techniques of biotechnology including laboratory topics and finally the course concludes with a consideration of bioethical issues relating to this powerful new technology.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: O Prerequisites: One year of high school biology and one year of high school chemistry or co-requisite of BIOL 1406. Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
BIOL 1415 - Introduction to Biotechnology II (4-3-4)
Lecture is an integrative study of biomolecules with an emphasis on protein structures, functions and uses in the modern bioscience laboratory. Students will investigate the mechanisms involved in the transfer of information from DNA sequences to proteins to biochemical functions. The course will integrate biological and chemical concepts with foundational techniques that are used in research and industry. Critical thinking will be applied in laboratory exercises using inquiry-based approaches, troubleshooting and analyzing experimental data. BIOL 1415 may be taken concurrently with BIOL 1414.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: O Prerequisites: BIOL 1406, BIOL 1414, CHEM 1311/CHEM 1111, MATH 1314. Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
BIOL 1424 - Native Plants (4-3-3)
Introduction to the flora of Central Texas. The course involves plant identification, distribution, comparisons, and discussions on the usefulness of native Texas plants. This includes medicinal, edible, and horticultural uses. Coursework involves field trips.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: G Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
BIOL 2101 - Human Anatomy Lab (1-0-3)
Laboratory component of Human Anatomy. Emphasis on lab-based study of gross and histological anatomy.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: O Prerequisites: High school biology with proof of competency through ACC department exam. Corequisites: BIOL 2304. Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
BIOL 2102 - Human Physiology Lab (1-0-3)
Laboratory component of Human Physiology. Emphasis on lab-based investigations of physiological processes.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: O Prerequisites: BIOL 2304 and BIOL 2101 with a minimum grade of C (or equivalent with lab) and high school chemistry with proof of competency through ACC department exam. Corequisites: BIOL 2305. Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
BIOL 2106 - Environmental Biology Lab (1-0-3)
A companion lab/activity course to BIOL 2206. Investigates topics in environmental biology with demonstrations, lab activities and field trips.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: E Corequisites: BIOL 2206 recommended. Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
BIOL 2116 - Genetics Lab (1-0-3)
Laboratory study of the principles of molecular and classical genetics, including population genetics and genetic engineering. Designed for transferring Biology majors.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: G Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
BIOL 2206 - Environmental Biology Lecture (2-2-0)
An investigation into the biological, social, political, and economic effects of overpopulation, resource depletion and pollution. Course encourages the expression of diverse opinions and critical thinking on key environmental issues.
 


Skills: E Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
BIOL 2304 - Human Anatomy Lecture (3-3-0)
Lecture component of Human Anatomy. A detailed study of the structures of the human body with emphasis on gross and histological study of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems.
 


Skills: O Prerequisites: High school biology with proof of competency through ACC department exam. Corequisites: BIOL 2101. Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
BIOL 2305 - Human Physiology Lecture (3-3-0)
Lecture component of Human Physiology. A detailed study of the physiological processes of the human body.
 


Skills: O Prerequisites: High school chemistry with proof of competency through ACC departmental exam and BIOL 2304/BIOL 2101 with minimum grade of C (or equivalent with lab). Corequisites: BIOL 2102. Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
BIOL 2306 - The Living Planet (3-3-0)
A survey of the major biomes of the world, environmental interactions of species, populations and community dynamics, and impact of humans on the world around them.
 


Skills: E Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
BIOL 2316 - Genetics (3-3-0)
An introduction to the basic concepts of human heredity and cytogenetics including Mendelian, molecular, and population genetics.
 


Skills: G Prerequisites: BIOL 1406 with minimum grade of C. Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
BIOL 2321 - Survey of Infectious Diseases (3-3-0)
Study of the morphology, physiology and epidemiology of pathogenic microorganisms using on-line directed research and case studies. Topics may include food microbes, public health, and immunology. Only one of the following may be counted towards graduation: BIOL 2321 or BIOL 2421.
 


Skills: G Prerequisites: BIOL 2420 or BIOL 2421 with minimum grade of C. Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
BIOL 2404 - Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology (4-3-3)
Introduction to the structure and function of the human body with an emphasis on anatomy. Designed for students in the ACC health science programs.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: G Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
BIOL 2406 - Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (4-3-3)
Designed for science majors and students with a strong science background who desire a more in-depth approach to biological topics. An introduction to the structures and functioning of ecological systems, including populations, communities and ecosystems. The impact of humans on the environment will also be discussed. Also includes a discussion of the principles of population genetics, evolution and speciation. Involves field activities and techniques of field work. Only one of the following may be counted towards graduation: BIOL 2206, BIOL 2306, or BIOL 2406.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: G Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
BIOL 2420 - Microbiology for the Health Sciences (4-3-3)
An introduction to the microbial world including the basic characteristics of fungi, algae, bacteria, and viruses. Special emphasis is placed on applications to humans. This course will not count as credit toward the Associate of Science degree in Biology.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: BIOL 2404 or BIOL 2304/BIOL 2101 with minimum grade of C (or equivalent with lab). Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
BIOL 2421 - Microbiology (4-3-4)
Characteristics and life activities of microorganisms and their interactions with their surroundings. Emphasis is placed on relationships that influence man: infection, immunity, parasitism, and control. Includes laboratory techniques.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: BIOL 1406 and CHEM 1305/CHEM 1105 with minimum grade of C (or equivalent with lab). Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014