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Biology Courses

This is a listing of Biology (BIOL) classes available at Bethany. These courses are included in the requirements for the Biology and Biochemistry majors and other programs. Not all courses are available every semester. Please contact the registrar with any questions.

There are 21 courses in this subject. View other subjects or view all courses.

CodeCourse Title / Description
BIOL101Principles of Biology and Lab 4 credits
An analysis of the underlying biological concepts in the areas of biochemistry, cytology, physiology, genetics and ecology. Three lectures and one lab per week.
BIOL151General Biology I and Lab 4 credits
First semester of a two-semester introduction to biological study. Emphasis is placed on scientific processes, molecules, and cellular function. Three lectures and one lab per week.
BIOL152General Biology II and Lab 4 credits
Second semester of a two-semester introduction to biological study. Includes an overview of living organisms and vertebrate organ systems. Three lectures and one lab per week.
BIOL203Botany and Lab 4 credits
Overview of the plant kingdom with study of anatomy, physiology, ecology, and economic importance of plants. Three lectures and one lab per week. Prerequisites: BIOL151 - General Biology I and Lab and BIOL152 - General Biology II and Lab or consent of instructor.
BIOL215Invertebrate Zoology and Lab 4 credits
Overview of invertebrate form and function with emphasis on ecology and behavior. Three lectures and one lab per week. Prerequisites: BIOL151 - General Biology I and Lab and BIOL152 - General Biology II and Lab.
BIOL216Vertebrate Zoology and Lab 4 credits
Overview of vertebrate form and function with emphasis on ecology and behavior. Three lectures and one lab per week. Prerequisites: BIOL151 - General Biology I and Lab and BIOL152 - General Biology II and Lab.
BIOL221Human Anatomy and Lab 4 credits
A systems approach to the structure of the human body. Three lectures and one lab per week. Prerequisites: BIOL101 - Principles of Biology and Lab or BIOL151 - General Biology I and Lab or consent of instructor.
BIOL222Human Physiology and Lab 4 credits
A study of the mechanisms and interrelationships within the organ systems of the human body. A special emphasis on structure/function relationships. Three lectures and one lab per week. Prerequisites: CHEM107 - General, Organic and Biochemistry and Lab or CHEM113 - General Chemistry I and Lab, and BIOL221 - Human Anatomy and Lab.
BIOL280Medical Terminology 3 credits
A study of the prefixes, suffixes, and roots involved in the language of medicine used by health professionals.
BIOL311Field Ornithology 4 credits
Study of bird biology, ecology, and conservation. This course includes a significant field component that will stress knowledge of bird habitats and identification of birds by sight and sound. Three lectures and one lab per week. Prerequisites: BIOL151 - General Biology I and Lab and BIOL152 - General Biology II and Lab or consent of instructor.
BIOL340Genetics and Lab 4 credits
Study of chromosomes, genes, DNA, and the regulation of genetic material. Three lectures and one lab per week. Prerequisites: BIOL151 - General Biology I and Lab and BIOL152 - General Biology II and Lab.
BIOL350Cell Biology and Lab 4 credits
Study of structure and processes within prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Three lectures and one lab per week. Prerequisites: BIOL151 - General Biology I and Lab and BIOL152 - General Biology II and Lab.
BIOL352Immunology 4 credits
A broad study of the immune system, including humoral and cell mediated immunity, antigen receptor formation, antigen presentation, lymphatic tissue anatomy, and various pathologies of the immune system will be covered. The lab portion of the course will cover the application of these principles to modern experimental work. Prerequisites: CHEM113 - General Chemistry I and Lab and CHEM114 - General Chemistry II and Lab. Recommended: BIOL360 - Microbiology and Lab, CHEM215 - Organic Chemistry I and Lab, CHEM216 - Organic Chemistry II and Lab.
BIOL360Microbiology and Lab 4 credits
Study of viruses, bacteria, and protists with emphasis placed on culture methods and their connection to human diseases. Three lectures and one lab per week. Prerequisites: BIOL 101 with a minimum grade of B or BIOL151 - General Biology I and Lab or consent of instructor.
BIOL370Ecology and Lab 4 credits
Study of organisms and their relationship with other organisms and their environment. Three lectures and one lab per week. Prerequisites: BIOL151 - General Biology I and Lab and BIOL152 - General Biology II and Lab.
BIOL375Trends in Evolutionary Theory 3 credits
This is a seminar course covering the current understanding of evolutionary theory. Topics will include the known and inferred processes of evolution with emphasis given to speciation, natural selection within and among populations, phylogenetics, as well as discussion of the relationship between developmental genes and evolution. Controversial ideas such as intelligent design and special creation will be contrasted with current models of evolution. Prerequisite: BIOL101 - Principles of Biology and Lab or BIOL151 - General Biology I and Lab.
BIOL405Biology Research Proposal 1 credit
A writing intensive course during which students develop a research question, investigate past and current research in that area and develop a proposal with methodologies for addressing their research question. Prerequisite: BIOL 151 and BIOL152 - General Biology II and Lab.
BIOL480Topics in Biology 4 credits
Discussion of selected topics in biological sciences. Course is offered on a rotational basis and may be repeated for credit with different topics.
BIOL490Introduction to Human Gross Anatomy and Lab 5 credits
An advanced study of human anatomy using a regional approach. Cadaver dissection included. Five dissection hours per week. Lectures as needed. Capstone project included. Additional course fee required. Prerequisite: BIOL221 - Human Anatomy and Lab.
BIOL498Biology Independent Research 3 credits
Biological research by arrangement with instructor. Literature review, design, and execution of biological experimentation. Prerequisite: BIOL405 - Biology Research Proposal.
BIOL499Biology Internship 3 credits
Biology-related field experience with an approved agency fulfilling an individual learning contract negotiated between student, faculty advisor, and worksite. Biology majors only, by permission.

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