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Biology

BIO 095   Pre-A&P Foundations in Science (1)

This course provides the foundations of scientific terminology and concepts useful for success in Anatomy & Physiology I (acceptable prerequisite for BIO 250A/250B). Topics include: scientific method, chemistry of life, cell biology, genetics, energetics, overview of human systems.  This course is graded on a Pass/Fail basis.   Offered online only.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

BIO 105   Essentials of Biology (3)

Corequisites: Recommended (not required) BIO 106

Examines fundamental principles of biology. Includes organization of living things, scientific method, cell and molecular biology, genetics, ecology, evolution, and relationship between biology and society. Suitable for non-science majors.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR BIOL 100 – Essentials in Biology (Lecture Only)

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR BIOL 100L – Essentials in Biology with Lab (Lecture & Lab)

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Online Hybrid

BIO 106   Essentials of Biology Laboratory (1)

Corequisites: BIO 105

Emphasis on use of methodologies typical of biological studies. Compliments topics covered in BIO 105. Suitable for non-science majors.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR BIOL 100 – Essentials in Biology (Lecture Only)

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR BIOL 100L – Essentials in Biology with Lab (Lecture & Lab)

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

BIO 108   Trends in Science (3)

Provides undergraduate non-majors an understanding of contemporary scientific issues, concepts and trends in biology.  Emphasis is on health and disease, genetic engineering, evolutionary aspect of organisms, introduction to ecology and the impact of humans on ecosystems and environment.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR BIOL 100 – Essentials in Biology (Lecture Only)

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Course Type(s): On-Campus

BIO 110   Human Biology (3)

Survey of human body structure and function for non-science major. Study of all organ systems of the body along with current topics in human biology.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR LIFS 100 – Essentials in Human Biology (Lecture Only)

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR LIFS 100L – Essentials in Human Biology with Lab (Lecture and Lab)

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

BIO 113   Human Biology Laboratory (1)

Corequisites: BIO 110

Use of models, specimens, and investigative activities intended to enhance study of human organism.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR LIFS 100 – Essentials in Human Biology (Lecture Only)

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR LIFS 100L – Essentials in Human Biology with Lab (Lecture and Lab)

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Course Type(s): On-Campus

BIO 122   Environmental Sciences (3)

Study of biological and physical characteristics and principles of nature. Deals with diverse topics such as ecology, endangered species, pollution, meteorology, earth studies, populations, etc. Occasional guest speakers or field trips included. (For non-science majors)

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR BIOL 100 – Essentials in Biology (Lecture Only)

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Hybrid

BIO 150   General Biology I (5)

Prerequisites: MAT 121, One year of high school biology or equivalent with a C or better; One year of high school chemistry or equivalent with a grade of C or better.

Basic principles of plant and animal biology, including cell biology, biochemistry, energetics, genetics, evolution, and ecology. Appreciation of scientific method in general and biological methodology. Lab component will emphasize the use of methodologies typical of biological studies. For science majors.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR BIOL 150L – Biology with Lab (Lecture and Lab)

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Course Type(s): On-Campus

BIO 151   General Biology II (5)

Prerequisites: BIO 150 with a grade of C or better

Continuation of General Biology I. Emphasis on botany, zoology, animal systems, behavior, taxonomy. Lab component will feature laboratory and field activities that complement studies in lecture. For science majors.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

BIO 170/AGS 170   Plant Science (3)

Prerequisites: High School biology or equivalent and High School Chemistry or equivalent with a grade of C or better within the last 5 years.

Corequisites: BIO 171/AGS 171

An introduction to plant science and plant physiology spanning the areas of food, ornamental crops and sustainable agriculture.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

BIO 171/AGS 171   Plant Science Lab (1)

Prerequisites: High School biology or equivalent and High School Chemistry or equivalent with a grade of C or better within the last 5 years.

Corequisites: AGS 170 or BIO 170

Introduction to plant science and plant physiology spanning the areas of food, ornamental crops and sustainable agriculture. Provides opportunities for laboratory application of concepts of plant science using basic research and production practices in plant science.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

BIO 180/AGS 180   Animal Science (4)

Prerequisites: High School Biology or equivalent and High School Chemistry or equivalent with a grade of C or better within the last 5 years.

Principles of animal science including importance of animal agriculture, genetics, anatomy, physiology and nutrition.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

BIO 242   Anatomy and Physiology Supplement (1)

Corequisites: BIO 250A and 250B

Supplement and reinforcement of concepts presented in BIO 250A and 250B. Strongly recommended for students who have failed or received a "W" in BIO 250A or its equivalent; recommended for all students in BIO 250A.  Course is only offered during late start sessions.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

BIO 246   Microbiology (4)

Prerequisites: High-school biology or equivalent and high-school chemistry or equivalent with a grade of a "C" or better within the last five years.

Basic concepts of microbiology including metabolism, genetics, and inhibition of bacteria, fungi and viruses. Emphasis on human pathogens, infection, resistance, and immunity. Laboratory exercises reinforce lecture concepts and teach fundamental skills in microscopy, aseptic technique, isolation, and identification of microorganisms.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

BIO 250A   Anatomy and Physiology I (4)

Prerequisites: High school biology or its equivalent within the last five years with a grade of C or better and CHM 099 or CHM 101/103 or CHM 106 or its equivalent with a grade of a "C" or better within the last five years.

Corequisites: BIO 250B

Structure and function of human body, with particular attention to cell biology, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous system and endocrine system.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR LIFS 150L – Human Biology with Lab (Lecture & Lab)

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Course Type(s): On-Campus

BIO 250B   Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I (0)

Corequisites: BIO 250A

Activities to enhance study of topics covered in the lecture section (BIO 250A). Use of models, charts, and both microscopic and gross specimens to illustrate various systems.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR LIFS 150L – Human Biology with Lab (Lecture & Lab)

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Course Type(s): On-Campus

BIO 251A   Anatomy and Physiology II (4)

Prerequisites: BIO 250A and BIO 250B with a grade of C or better.

Corequisites: BIO 251B

Continuation of study of structure and function of human body. Topics include cardiovascular system, lymphatic system, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system, and reproduction.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

BIO 251B   Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II (0)

Prerequisites: BIO 250B with a grade of C or better, BIO 250

Corequisites: BIO 251A

Continuation of BIO 250B. Use of laboratory activities to enhance study of human body structure and function.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

BIO 280   Nutrition Pathways (3)

Prerequisites: BIO 250A/250B with a grade of C or better, BIO 251A/251B can be taken as a prerequisite or corequisite

Scientific study of the essential nutrients and their function in the body. Recommended nutrient intakes, diet assessments and planning, relationships between diet and health will also be covered.

Course Type(s): Online

BIO 295   Topics in Biology (1-4 hrs)

Corequisites: BIO 297

Topics in biology presented as complete course. May be repeated for credit if the same topic is not repeated. (May require permission of the instructor)

Course Type(s): On-Campus

BIO 297   Topics in Biology Laboratory (1-2 hrs)

Corequisites: BIO 295

Experimental component of Biology 295 if appropriate for the topic.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

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