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BIO 101 - General Biology

4 credits (3 lecture / 2 lab)

This is an introductory course in biological principles applicable for non-biological science students.  Principles of organization, function, heredity, evolution and ecology of the biotic world are illustrated. 
IAI: L1 900L; CLS 914

Prerequisite:  None

Multiple sections offered each semester

BIO 104 - Life in the Environment

4 credits (3 lecture / 2 lab)

This is an introductory course in ecological and environmental concepts.  The composition, function and balances of natural ecosystems are studied initially.  Current environmental issues are emphasized and addressed by identifying possible solutions and courses of action.  IAI: L1 905L

Prerequisite:  None

Sections offered Fall and Spring semesters

BIO 111 - Principles of Biology I

4 credits (3 lecture / 2 lab)

This course is designed for science majors.  Biology I is an introductory molecular and cellular biology course in which emphasis is placed on biochemistry, cell structure and function, and molecular genetics from an evolutionary perspective.  IAI: BIO 910

Prerequisite:  High School Biology

Sections offered Fall and Spring semesters

BIO 112 - Principles of Biology II

4 credits (3 lecture / 2 lab)

This course is designed for science majors.  Emphasis is on introduction to structure and function of major groups of microorganisms, fungi, animals, and plants.  Evolutionary relationships and ecological principles of these groups are also covered.  IAI: BIO 910

Prerequisite: High School Biology

Sections offered Fall and Spring semesters

BIO 201 - Human Anatomy

4 credits (3 lecture / 2 lab)

This course includes the study of gross and microscopic anatomical structures and basic physiological functions of human tissues, organs, and integrated body systems.  Greatest emphasis is on skeletal, muscular, vascular and nervous systems.  The remaining systems are treated, but with less emphasis.

Prerequisite:  BIO 111, BIO 112 or permission of instructor

1 section offered each Spring semester

BIO 202 - Environmental Biology

4 credits (3 lecture / 2 lab)

This course introduces students to basic concepts and relationships that tie our physical environment to our biotic world.  Interactions as they occur in a natural setting are initially studied with human-influenced imbalances and possible alternatives also being discussed. 

Prerequisite:  BIO 101 or BIO 112 or permission of instructor

1 section offered each Spring semester

BIO 203 - Vertebrate Zoology

4 credits (3 lecture / 2 lab)

This course provides an overview of vertebrate classification, evolution, morphology, behavior, ecology, and natural history.  The laboratory component includes dissection of preserved specimens and identification of Illinois species.

Prerequisite: BIO 111 and BIO 112 or permission of instructor

1 section offered each Fall semester

BIO 204 - Botany

4 credits (3 lecture / 2 lab)

This course focuses on the anatomy, morphology, physiology, genetics, ecology and evolution of members of the plant kingdom in a lecture/lab format.  Emphasis is on the higher vascular plants.

Prerequisite:  BIO 111 and BIO 112 or permission of instructor

1 section offered every other Fall semester

BIO 208 - Marine Biology

2 Credits (1 lecture / 2 lab)

This course is designed as a field course for general interest in marine biology.  Various marine habitats are studied with their ecological significance being stressed.  Students should consult with the instructor for specific station locations.

Prerequisite:  None

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BIO 209 - Biological Field Studies

1 - 3 credits (up to 2 lecture / 2 lab)

This course is designed as a field course for general interest in biological field studies.  Terrestrial field sites are studied with an emphasis placed upon their ecological impact.  Students should consult the instructor for specific field site.  Note: All students are required to individually participate in all field work. 

Prerequisite:  BIO 101 with a grade of C or better or equivalent

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BIO 220 - Microbiology

4 credits (3 lecture / 2 lab)

This course is an introduction to microorganisms: bacteria, fungi, protozoa, algae and viruses.  Emphasis is placed on the role of microbes in health and disease.   Topics covered include cell structure, culture techniques, genetics, immunology, and genetic engineering.  IAI: NUR 905

Prerequisite: BIO 101 or its equivalent (Completion of or simultaneous enrollment in general chemistry is recommended.)

Multiple sections offered each semester

BIO 225 - Microbiology for Majors

4 credits (3 lecture / 2 lab)

This course is an introduction to microbiology designed for biology majors.  Emphasis is placed on evolution, genetics, cell physiology and microbial ecology.  The diversity of the microbial world is explored.  Students have the opportunity to gain a wide range of experience with laboratory equipment and techniques used in the culture and study of microbes.  IAI: CLS 905

Prerequisite:  BIO 111, BIO 112, CHE 101 and CHE 102

1 section offered every other Fall semester

BIO 230 - Field Biology

2 credits (1 lecture / 2 lab)

This course is an introductory course covering principles and investigational techniques of ecology with emphasis upon the interactions of plants and animals in both aquatic and terrestrial habitats through field trips that permit first-hand observation. 

Prerequisite: BIO 111 and BIO 112 or permission of instructor

1 section offered each Summer semester

BIO 240 - Local Flora - Identification of Plants of IL

4 credits (3 lecture / 2 lab)

Local Flora involves students collecting and identifying selected plants of Illinois with field trips to several unique habitats.  Both the lecture and laboratory experiences emphasize various methods of collecting and identifying plants found throughout Illinois.

Prerequisite: BIO 111 and BIO 112 or equivalent

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