BIOL-K 101 Concepts of Biology I (5 cr.) 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: BIOL K101. An introductory biology course emphasizing phylogeny, structure, physiology, development, diversity, evolution and behavior in animals.
BIOL-K 295 SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS (1-3 cr.) 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: BIOL K103 and CHEM C106. 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 323 Genetics and Molecular Biology Laboratory (2 cr.) P: BIOL K322. Applied principles of genetics and molecular biology using organisms of increasing complexity from viruses to fruit fly. Laboratory experiments include linkage analyses, deletion mapping, isolation of human chromosomes, mutagenesis, DNA extraction, restriction enzyme analysis, and PCR.
BIOL-K 324 Cell Biology (3 cr.) P: BIOL K103 and CHEM C106. Examination of the structure and activity of eukaryotic cells and subcellular structures. Emphasis is on regulation of and interactions among subcellular events, such as protein targeting, transmembrane signaling, cell movement, and cell cycle.
BIOL-K 325 Cell Biology Laboratory (2 cr.) P: BIOL K324. Experiments on the molecular and biochemical basis of organization and function of eukaryotic cells.
BIOL-K 341 PRINC OF ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION (3 cr.) P: BIOL K103. 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.) P: or C: BIOL K341. Application of ecology and evolution principles in laboratory and field experiments as well as demonstration of techniques of general ecology.
BIOL-K 356 Microbiology (3 cr.) P: BIOL K103 and CHEM C341. Introduction to microorganisms: cytology, nutrition, physiology, and genetics. Importance of microorganisms in applied fields including infectious disease.
BIOL-K 357 Microbiology Laboratory (2 cr.) P: BIOL K356. Laboratory experiments and demonstrations to yield proficiency in aseptic cultivation and utilization of microorganisms; experimental investigations of biological principles in relation to microorganisms.
BIOL-K 384 BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY (3 cr.) P: CHEM C341. P or C: CHEM C342. Chemistry of biologically important molecules including carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. Special emphasis on chemistry of intermediary metabolism.
BIOL-K 411 Global Change Biology (3 cr.) P: BIOL K103 or GEOL G109 and one course in chemistry or consent of instructor. Examination of changes in earth’s environment over history. In-depth study of effects of environmental change, including global warming, on the ecology of various organisms.
BIOL-K 490 Capstone (1 cr.) P: Consent of instructor.
Faculty-directed or approved independent library research on an area of public, scientific interest or a community service activity in local industry, government, schools, or other public science-related groups or organizations.
Additional Information: Topics for independent research and a list of service opportunities are available in the Division of Science office.
BIOL-K 493 Independent Research (1-3 cr.) P: Consent of instructor. 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-K 494 Senior Research Thesis (1 cr.) P: Consent of instructor. A formally written report describing the results or accomplishments of BIOL-K 493.
BIOL-N 100 Contemporary Biology (3 cr.) 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.) 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. 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: or C: BIOL N212. Accompanying laboratory for BIOL-N 212.
BIOL-N 214 Human Biology (3 cr.) Equiv. PU BIOL 202. P: BIOL N212. Continuation of BIOL-N 212.
BIOL-N 215 Human Biology Laboratory (1 cr.) P: or C: BIOL N214. Accompanying laboratory for BIOL-N 214.
BIOL-N 217 Human Physiology (5 cr.) Equiv. IU PHSL-P 215. 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.) P: One semester general chemistry or one semester life science. 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.) Equiv. IU ANAT-A 215. Lecture and laboratory studies of the histology and gross morphology of the human form, utilizing a cell-tissue-organ system-body approach.