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To see a list of all courses in each area offered by the Division of Science this semester, please consult the Schedule of Classes.

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Course Descriptions

BIOL 55600 Physiology I (3 cr.)  [P:K10300, CHEM C342.]   Fall, night. Principles of physiology: nerve and muscle, temperature regulation, ion and water balance.

BIOL-K 101 Concepts of Biology I (5 cr.)   P: high school or college chemistry. Fall, day; Spring, day, night; Summer, day. An introductory course emphasizing the principles of cellular biology; molecular biology; genetics; and plant anatomy, diversity, development, and physiology.

BIOL-K 103 Concepts of Biology II (5 cr.)  [P:K101. ]   Fall, day, night; Spring, day; Summer, day. An introductory biology course emphasizing phylogeny, structure, physiology, development, diversity, evolution and behavior in animals.

BIOL-K 295 SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS (0 cr.)   Fall, Spring. Special work, such as directed readings, laboratory or fieldwork, or presentation of material not available in the formal courses in the department.

BIOL-K 322 Genetics and Molecular Biology (3 cr.)  [P:K103 and CHEM C106. ]   Fall, day. Spring of even-numbered years. The course covers the principles of classical and molecular genetics including Mendelian inheritance, linkage, nucleic acids, gene expression, recombinant DNA, genomics, immunogenetics, and regulation.

BIOL-K 341 PRINC OF ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION (3 cr.)   A study of the interactions of organisms with one another and with their nonbiotic environments in light of evolution.

BIOL-K 342 PRINC OF ECOLOGY & EVOLUTN LAB (2 cr.)   Fall, day. Application of ecology and evolution principles in laboratory and field experiments as well as demonstration of techniques of general ecology.

BIOL-K 483 BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY (3 cr.)   Chemistry of biologically important molecules including carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. Special emphasis on chemistry of intermediary metabolism.

BIOL-K 493 Independent Research (1 cr.)  [P:Consent of instructor.]   Fall, Spring, Summer. A course designed to give undergraduate students majoring in biology an opportunity to do research in fields in which they have a special interest.

BIOL-N 100 Contemporary Biology (3 cr.)   Fall, day, night; Spring, day, night; Summer. Selected principles of biology with emphasis on issues and problems extending into everyday affairs of the student.

BIOL-N 108 Plants, Animals and the Environment (3 cr.)   Fall, day, night; Spring, day, night; Summer, day. This course is designed to provide students and future K-8 teachers with a background in the general biology concepts of plants, animals and the environment, which are the backbone of the State of Indiana science standards.

BIOL-N 212 Human Biology (3 cr.)   Equiv. PU BIOL 201. Fall, day. First course in a two-semester sequence in human biology with emphasis on anatomy and physiology, providing a solid foundation in body structure and function.

BIOL-N 213 Human Biology Laboratory (1 cr.)  [P:N212]   Fall, day. Accompanying laboratory for N212.

BIOL-N 214 Human Biology (3 cr.)   Spring, day. Continuation of N212.

BIOL-N 215 Human Biology Laboratory (1 cr.)   Spring, day. Accompanying laboratory for N214.

BIOL-N 217 Human Physiology (5 cr.)   Fall, day; Spring, day; Summer, day. Lectures and laboratory work related to cellular, musculoskeletal, neural, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, renal, endocrine, and reproductive function in humans.

BIOL-N 251 Introduction to Microbiology (3 cr.)   Spring, night. This course includes a laboratory component. The isolation, growth, structure, functioning, heredity, identification, classification, and ecology of microorganisms; their role in nature and significance to humans.

BIOL-N 261 Human Anatomy (5 cr.)   Fall, day, night; Spring, day, night; Summer, day, night. Lecture and laboratory studies of the histology and gross morphology of the human form, utilizing a cell-tissue-organ system-body approach.