BIO101-001

Concepts in Biology I

The course provides a descriptive and experimental approach to major concepts in modern biology from the molecular to the organism level. It is primarily designed for the student intending to pursue a degree in Biology or a related life science and places a heavy emphasis on the chemistry of life. Major topics include the chemical basis of life, its organization and continuity, the evolution of complexity, and the taxonomic relationship of organisms. (3 class hours / 2 laboratory hours) Prerequisite: (MAT030 or MAT035), ENL020, and ENL050 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores / 4 credits. Satisfies a Natural or Physical Science general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

BIO102-001

Concepts in Biology II

This course is a continuation of BIO101. It is designed to acquaint the student with the structure and function of plant and animal systems and finally to provide a view of the organism's environment and its place therein. Lectures and laboratory sessions are utilized. In lab, the study of animal physiology and ecological systems is stressed. Dissection, physiological testing and some field work provide the basis for learning. (3 class hours / 2 laboratory hours) Prerequisite: A grade of C or higher in BIO101 / 4 credits. Satisfies a Natural or Physical Science general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring

BIO105-001

Survey: Human Anatomy & Physiology

This is an introductory course of human anatomy and physiology. The course starts with anatomical terms and basic cellular biology and then emphasizes the structure and function of several organ systems. The laboratory portion of the course involves the examination of slides, bones, models, and the dissection of a rat. (This course does not meet the Nursing and Dental Hygiene program requirements for Anatomy and Physiology.) (3 class hours / 2 laboratory hours) Prerequisite: (MAT020 or MAT025), ENL020, and ENL050 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores / 4 credits. Satisfies a Natural or Physical Science general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

BIO107-001

Human Anatomy & Physiology I

A comprehensive systematic study of the human body emphasizing the structure and function of the systems. Part I topics include: cells and tissues, chemistry review, metabolism, the integumentary, skeletal, musclar and reproductive systems with correlated laboratory work. (3 class hours / 2 laboratory hours) Prerequisite: A grade of C or higher in CHM109 or BIO101 or CHM101 / 4 credits. Satisfies a Natural or Physical Science general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

BIO108-001

Human Anatomy & Physiology II

This course is a comprehensive, systematic study of the human body emphasizing the structure and function of several organ systems. Human Anatomy and Physiology II covers the following organ systems: nervous, endocrine, circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, and urinary. Lecture topics are correlated with laboratory work. (3 class hours / 2 laboratory hours) Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in BIO107 / 4 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

BIO109-001

Survey of Biology

This is a survey course of biology, the study of life, in one semester. It is designed to conceptually and experimentally explore the processes that sustain life. Major topics include cell biology, adaptation and evolution, genetics and reproduction, ecology and diversity, taxonomy and classification. The course is not intended for science majors. Prerequisite: (MAT020 or MAT025), ENL020, and ENL050 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores / 4 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring. Satisfies a Natural or Physical Science general education requirement.

BIO151-001

General Biology I

(formerly BIO101) The course provides a descriptive and experimental approach to major concepts in modern biology from the molecular to the organism level. It is primarily designed for the student intending to pursue a degree in Biology or a related life science and places a heavy emphasis on the chemistry of life. Major topics include the chemical basis of life, its organization and continuity, the evolution of complexity, and the taxonomic relationship of organisms. (3 class hours / 2 laboratory hours) Prerequisite: (MAT030 or MAT035), ENL020, and ENL050 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores / 4 credits. Satisfies a Natural or Physical Science general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

BIO152-001

General Biology II

(formerly BIO102) This course is a continuation of BIO151. It is designed to acquaint the student with the structure and function of plant and animal systems and finally to provide a view of the organism's environment and its place therein. Lectures and laboratory sessions are utilized. In lab, the study of animal physiology and ecological systems is stressed. Dissection, physiological testing and some field work provide the basis for learning. (3 class hours / 2 laboratory hours) Prerequisite: A grade of C or higher in BIO101 or BIO151 / 4 credits. Satisfies a Natural or Physical Science general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring

BIO161-001

The Microbial World


BIO198-001

Special Lab In The Life Sciences


BIO199-001

Special Lab In The Life Sciences

A laboratory portion of existing physical science courses that provides a laboratory experience for only those students who are transferring in credits for life sciences courses that do not match the traditional four-credit format (3 credits lecture, 1 credit laboratory). The life sciences course laboratory selected must closely match the transferred life science course and must have the explicit approval of both the laboratory instructor and the Dean of Science, technology, Mathematics, and Business. Only if seating is available will students be allowed to register for the appropriate laboratory section during the ADD period. Students who transfer in more than one life science course may register twice (but, not for the same laboratory experience) for BIO199. Students with laboratory deficiencies in life sciences courses taken at CCCC will not be allowed to register for BIO199, since the life sciences courses at CCCC are designed and taught such that the laboratory and lecture are

BIO201-001

Microbiology

An introduction to microorganisms and their activities, for health-related majors. The topics cover cell structure, classification, metabolism, methods of control, antimicrobial drugs, genetics, microbial and host defenses, immunology and applications, representative infectious diseases, and food and industrial microbiology. Independent study is encouraged. The laboratory component includes basic procedures of handling, growing, and identifying microorganisms. (3 class hours / 2 laboratory hours) Prerequisite: A grade of C or higher in (CHM101 or CHM109) and (BIO101 or BIO107) / 4 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

BIO202-001

Cell Biology

This course provides an introduction to cell structure, function, and physiology. Topics include the function of cellular organelles, enzymes and their role in metabolism and regulation, systhesis of macromolecules, and gene expression and regulation. Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in CHM101 and BIO101 or BIO107 / 4 credits. Satisfies a Natural or Physical Science general education requirement. Offered: Spring

BIO204-001

Introduction to Public Health

This course provides an introduction to the public health. Its biomedical basis, including infectious and non-infectious diseases, environmental pollutants, and related factors are discussed. Other topics covered include social, behavioral, and environmental factors that affect public health, Federal, state and international health agencies. Epidemiological principles, surveillance and regulation are addressed with analysis of case studies. Emerging diseases, biotechnology, and new investigative tools are also introduced. Prerequisite: (MAT030 or MAT035) or satisfactory basic skills assessment score, ENL101, and a 4-credit science course with lab component / 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring. Satisfies a General Education elective.

BIO251-001

Human Anatomy & Physiology I

(formerly BIO107) A comprehensive systematic study of the human body emphasizing the structure and function of the systems. Part I topics include: cells and tissues, chemistry review, metabolism, the integumentary, skeletal, musclar and reproductive systems with correlated laboratory work. (3 class hours / 2 laboratory hours) Prerequisite: A grade of C or higher in CHM109 or (BIO101 or BIO151) or (CHM101 or CHM151) / 4 credits. Satisfies a Natural or Physical Science general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

BIO252-001

Human Anatomy & Physiology II

(formerly BIO108) This course is a comprehensive, systematic study of the human body emphasizing the structure and function of several organ systems. Human Anatomy and Physiology II covers the following organ systems: nervous, endocrine, circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, and urinary. Lecture topics are correlated with laboratory work. (3 class hours / 2 laboratory hours) Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in BIO107 or BIO251 / 4 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

BIO299-001

Independent Study: Biology

A voluntary effort by both student and faculty member defined as a.) a strict independent study within the discipline, not a regular academic course; or b.) additional credit for an independent study project within the regular academic course; or c.) an interdisciplinary project not associated with an established course.