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BIO 106 Intro to Anat/Phys/Micro (3) 
Prerequisites: Proficiency in Reading – a grade of “C” or better in ENG 095 or RED 090 OR minimum Accuplacer score of 80 on Reading
Corequisites: None
This course covers the fundamental and principal concepts of human anatomy and physiology and microbiology. Topics include an introduction to the structure and function of cells, tissues, and human organ systems, and an overview of microbiology, epidemiology, and control of microorganisms. Upon completion, students should be able to identify structures and functions of the human body and describe microorganisms and their significance in health and disease. This course may fulfill the natural science requirement for DIP or CER programs.
*This course is a 3 credit hour course with 2 lecture contact hours and 2 lab contact hours per week of a traditional 16-week semester. 

BIO 110 Principles of Biology (4)
Prerequisites: Proficiency in Reading – A grade of “C” or better in ENG 095 or RED 090 OR minimum
Accuplacer score of 80 on Reading
Corequisites: None
This course provides a survey of fundamental biological principles for non-science majors. Emphasis is placed on basic chemistry, cell biology, metabolism, genetics, taxonomy, evolution, ecology, diversity, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate increased knowledge and better understanding of biology as it applies to everyday life. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. This course may meet the SACS natural science requirement for AA, AS, AFA, AGE, AAS, DIP, or CER programs. 
*This course is a 4 credit hour course with 3 lecture contact hours and 3 lab contact hours per week of a traditional 16-week semester.

BIO 111 General Biology I (4)
Prerequisites: Proficiency in Reading – A grade of “C” or better in ENG 095 or RED 090 OR minimum Accuplacer score of 80 on Reading
Corequisites: None
This course introduces the principles and concepts of biology. Emphasis is placed on basic biological chemistry, cell structure and function, metabolism and energy transformation, genetics, evolution, classification, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate understanding of life at the molecular and cellular levels. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. This course may meet the SACS natural science requirement for AA, AS, AFA, AGE, AAS, DIP, or CER programs.
*This course is a 4 credit hour course with 3 lecture contact hours and 3 lab contact hours per week of a traditional 16-week semester.

BIO 112 General Biology II (4)
Prerequisites: BIO 111
Corequisites: None
This course is a continuation of BIO 111. Emphasis is placed on organisms, biodiversity, plant and animal systems, ecology, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate comprehension of life at the organismal and ecological levels. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. This course may meet the SACS natural science requirement for AA, AS, AFA, AGE, AAS, DIP, or CER programs. 
*This course is a 4 credit hour course with 3 lecture contact hours and 3 lab contact hours per week of a traditional 16-week semester.

BIO 120 Introductory Botany (4)
Prerequisites: BIO 110 OR BIO 111
Corequisites: None
This course provides an Introduction to the classification, relationships, structure, and function of plants. Topics include reproduction and development of seed and non-seed plants, levels of organization, form and function of systems, and a survey of major taxa. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate comprehension of plant form and function, including selected taxa of both seed and non-seed plants. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. This course may meet the SACS natural science requirement for AA, AS, AFA, AGE, AAS, DIP, or CER programs.

BIO 130 Introductory Zoology (4)
Prerequisites: BIO 110 or BIO 111
Corequisites: None
This course provides an introduction to the classification,relationships, structure, and function of major animal phyla.
Emphasis is placed on levels of organization, reproduction and development, comparative systems, and a survey of
selected phyla. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate comprehension of animal form and function
including comparative systems of selected groups. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. This course is also available through the Virtual Learning Community (VLC).

BIO 140 Environmental Biology (3)
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: BIO 140A
This course introduces environmental processes and the influence of human activities upon them. Topics include ecological concepts, population growth, natural resources, and a focus on current environmental problems from scientific, social, political, and economic perspectives. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of environmental interrelationships and of contemporary environmental issues. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirementin natural sciences/mathematics. This course may meet the SACS natural science requirement for AA, AS, AFA, AGE, AAS, DIP, or CER programs.
*This course is a 3 credit hour course with 3 lecture contact hours per week of a traditional 16-week semester.

BIO 140A Environmental Biology Lab (1)
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: BIO 140
This course provides a laboratory component to complement BIO 140. Emphasis is placed on laboratory and field experience. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a practical understanding of environmental interrelationships and of contemporary environmental issues. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. This course may meet the SACS natural science requirement for AA, AS, AFA, AGE, AAS, DIP, or CER programs.
*This course is a 1 credit hour course with 3 lab contact hours per week of a traditional 16-week semester.

BIO 150 Genetics in Human Affairs (3)
Prerequisites: BIO 110 or BIO 111
Corequisites: None
This course describes the importance of genetics in everyday life. Topics include the role of genetics in human development, birth defects, cancer and chemical exposure, and current issues including genetic engineering and fertilization methods. Upon completion, students should be able to understand the relationship of genetics to society today and its possible influence on our future. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement. 
*This course is a 3 credit hour course with 3 lecture contact hours per week of a traditional 16-week semester.

BIO 163 Basic Anat & Physiology (5)
Prerequisites: Proficiency in Reading – a grade of “C” or better in ENG 095 or RED 090 OR minimum Accuplacer score of 80 on Reading
Corequisites: None
This course provides a basic study of the structure and function of the human body. Topics include a basic study of the body systems as well as an introduction to homeostasis, cells, tissues, nutrition, acid-base balance, and electrolytes. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the fundamental principles of anatomy and physiology and their interrelationships. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. This course may meet the SACS natural science requirement for AGE, AAS, DIP, or CER programs.
*This course is a 5 credit hour course with 4 lecture contact hours and 2 lab contact hours per week of a traditional 16-week semester.

BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
Prerequisites: Proficiency in Reading – A grade of “C” or better in ENG 095 or RED 090 OR minimum Accuplacer score of 80 on Reading
Corequisites: None
This course provides a comprehensive study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include body organization, homeostasis, cytology, histology, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, special senses, and endocrine systems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of principles of anatomy and physiology and their interrelationships. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement. This course may meet the SACS natural science requirement for AGE, AAS, DIP, or CER programs.
*This course is a 4 credit hour course with 3 lecture contact hours and 3 lab contact hours per week of a traditional 16-week semester.

BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
Prerequisites: BIO 168
Corequisites: None
This course provides a continuation of the comprehensive study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems as well as metabolism, nutrition, acid-base balance, and fluid and electrolyte balance. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of principles of anatomy and physiology and their interrelationships. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. 
*This course is a 4 credit hour course with 3 lecture contact hours and 3 lab contact hours per week of a traditional 16-week semester.

BIO 173 Microbes in World Affairs (3)
Prerequisites: BIO 110 or BIO 111
Corequisites: None
This course provides an integrated and comprehensive study of the microbial world and its influence on global events and human affairs. Topics include plant and animal diseases caused by viral, bacterial, and fungal pathogens and their impacts on history, industrial microbiology, biotechnology, and microbial ecology. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the importance of microbes in
human and world affairs. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement. This course may meet the SACS natural science requirement for AGE, AAS, DIP, or degree programs.
*This course is a 3 credit hour course with 3 lecture hours per week of a traditional 16-week semester.

BIO 175 General Microbiology (3)
Prerequisites: BIO 110 or BIO 111 or BIO 163 or BIO 165 or BIO 168
Corequisites: None
This course covers principles of microbiology with emphasis on microorganisms and human disease. Topics include an overview of microbiology and aspects of medical microbiology, identification and control of pathogens, disease transmission, host resistance, and immunity. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of microorganisms and the disease process as well as aseptic and sterile techniques. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement. This course may meet the SACS natural science requirement for AGE, AAS, DIP, or CER degree programs
*This course is a 3 credit hour course with 2 lecture contact hours and 2 lab contact hours per week of a traditional 16-week semester.

BIO 250 Genetics (4)
Prerequisites: BIO-112
Corequisites: None
This course covers principles of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell genetics. Emphasis is placed on the molecular basis of
heredity, chromosome structure, patterns of Mendelian and non-Mendelian inheritance, evolution and biotechnological
applications. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize and describe genetic phenomena and demonstrate
knowledge of important genetic principles. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation
Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement.



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