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BIOL 1001   (0-0-1)   Science Boot Camp: Development of Biology Scholars
The objective of this non-credit course is to engage the freshman biology student in a faculty-facilitated program. This course is designed to enhance the learning experience of all biology majors through the tools of online activities, faculty lectures/seminars, group activities, and service learning opportunities. Within the discipline of biology and the objective of developing scientific scholars, a progressive range of topics will be covered, including: introduction to the scholastic community of University life, introduction to service-learning concept, individual learning styles assessment, study skills I, and introduction to SURF Programs (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships). The course is required for all freshman and transfer students majoring in Biology and Natural Sciences and students in a pre-allied health track. Successful completion of the course upon successful completion of the assessment tools incorporated into the class and on faculty evaluation of students. Fall.
Prerequisite: None.

BIOL 1002   (0-0-1)   Science Boot Camp: Development of Biology Scholars
The objective of this non-credit course is to engage the freshman biology student in a faculty-facilitated program. This course is designed to enhance the learning experience of all biology majors through the tools of online activities, faculty lectures/seminars, group activities, and service learning opportunities. Within the discipline of biology and the objective of developing scientific scholars, a progressive range of topics will be covered, including: introduction to the scholastic community of University life, introduction to service-learning concept, individual learning styles assessment, study skills I, and introduction to SURF Programs (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships). The course is required for all freshman and transfer students majoring in Biology and Natural Sciences and students in a pre-allied health track. Successful completion of the course upon successful completion of the assessment tools incorporated into the class and on faculty evaluation of students. Spring.
Prerequisite: None.

BIOL 1401   (4-3-2)   Principles of Biology
Introductory course dealing with the basic principles applicable to all living organisms. Includes the study of ecological concepts and the structure and function of the various kingdoms within the ecosystem. Specific groups examined will include bacteria, fungi, algae, plants, and animals, with an overview of the human body systems. Cell structure and function, and genetics will also be examined. Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
Prerequisite: None.

BIOL 1401HR   (4-3-2)   Honors Principles of Biology
Introductory course dealing with the basic principles applicable to all living organisms. Includes the study of ecological concepts and the structure and function of the various kingdoms within the ecosystem. Specific groups examined will include bacteria, fungi, algae, plants, and animals, with an overview of the human body systems. Cell structure and function, and genetics will also be examined. The Honors Program curriculum supplements and complements the traditional curriculum of this course.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Honors Program.

BIOL 1405   (4-3-2)   Modern Concepts in Biology I
An introductory course on the unifying principles common to all levels of biological organization. Emphasis will be placed on cell biology and general physiology. This will include energy metabolism, photosynthesis, biochemistry, genetics, systematic and taxonomy of viruses, prokaryotes, and protista. Required of all biology majors, natural science majors, and pre-allied health majors. Lab. Fall.
Prerequisite: None.

BIOL 1406   (4-3-2)   Modern Concepts in Biology II
A continuation of the study of biological concepts, with an emphasis on plant and animal anatomy and physiology. This includes systematic and taxonomy of phytoprotists, fungi and animals, anatomy and physiology of plants and animals, and ecology. Required of all biology majors, natural science majors, and pre-allied health majors. Lab. Spring.
Prerequisite: None.

BIOL 2001   (0-0-1)   Science Boot Camp; Development of Biology Scholars
The objective of this non-credit course is to engage the freshman biology student in a faculty-facilitated program. This course is designed to enhance the learning experience of all biology majors through the tools of online activities, faculty lectures/seminars, group activities, and service learning opportunities. Within the discipline of biology and the objective of developing scientific scholars, a progressive range of topics will be covered, including: introduction to the scholastic community of University life, introduction to service-learning concept, individual learning styles assessment, study skills I, and introduction to SURF Programs (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships). The course is required for all freshman and transfer students majoring in Biology and Natural Sciences and students in a pre-allied health track. Successful completion of the course upon successful completion of the assessment tools incorporated into the class and on faculty evaluation of students. Fall.
Prerequisite: None.

BIOL 2002   (0-0-1)   Science Boot Camp; Development of Biology Scholars
The objective of this non-credit course is to engage the freshman biology student in a faculty-facilitated program. This course is designed to enhance the learning experience of all biology majors through the tools of online activities, faculty lectures/seminars, group activities, and service learning opportunities. Within the discipline of biology and the objective of developing scientific scholars, a progressive range of topics will be covered, including: introduction to the scholastic community of University life, introduction to service-learning concept, individual learning styles assessment, study skills I, and introduction to SURF Programs (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships). The course is required for all freshman and transfer students majoring in Biology and Natural Sciences and students in a pre-allied health track. Successful completion of the course upon successful completion of the assessment tools incorporated into the class and on faculty evaluation of students. Fall.
Prerequisite: None.

BIOL 2302   (3-2-2)   Medical Terminology for Health Professions
An introductory course in the language of medicine and health care. The course will be structured on the foundational use of suffixes, prefixes, and root words and explore terminology of micro and macro anatomy, basic disease processes, surgery, and pharmacology as utilized in health-related professions. This course will not satisfy the general studies natural sciences laboratory requirements. Spring.
Prerequisite: BIOL 1406.

BIOL 2405   (4-3-3)   Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Study of the structure and functions of the systems of the human body. The course will cover the anatomy and physiology of the cell, tissues, and organs, an introduction to the body, and the integumentary, skeletal, and muscular systems. Fall.
Prerequisite: BIOL 1406.

BIOL 2406   (4-3-3)   Human Anatomy and Physiology II (S-L)
Continuation of BIOL 2405. Study of the structure and functions of the systems of the human body. The course will cover the nervous, circulatory, digestive, respiratory, endocrine, and reproductive systems, as well as the development of the human body. This course contains a field-based service-learning component. Spring.
Prerequisite: BIOL 2405.

BIOL 3001   (0-0-1)   Science Boot Camp; Development of Biology Scholars
The objective of this non-credit course is to engage the freshman biology student in a faculty-facilitated program. This course is designed to enhance the learning experience of all biology majors through the tools of online activities, faculty lectures/seminars, group activities, and service learning opportunities. Within the discipline of biology and the objective of developing scientific scholars, a progressive range of topics will be covered, including: introduction to the scholastic community of University life, introduction to service-learning concept, individual learning styles assessment, study skills I, and introduction to SURF Programs (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships). The course is required for all freshman and transfer students majoring in Biology and Natural Sciences and students in a pre-allied health track. Successful completion of the course upon successful completion of the assessment tools incorporated into the class and on faculty evaluation of students. Fall.
Prerequisite: None.

BIOL 3002   (0-0-1)   Science Boot Camp: Development of Biology Scholars
The objective of this non-credit course is to engage the freshman biology student in a faculty-facilitated program. This course is designed to enhance the learning experience of all biology majors through the tools of online activities, faculty lectures/seminars, group activities, and service learning opportunities. Within the discipline of biology and the objective of developing scientific scholars, a progressive range of topics will be covered, including: introduction to the scholastic community of University life, introduction to service-learning concept, individual learning styles assessment, study skills I, and introduction to SURF Programs (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships). The course is required for all freshman and transfer students majoring in Biology and Natural Sciences and students in a pre-allied health track. Successful completion of the course upon successful completion of the assessment tools incorporated into the class and on faculty evaluation of students. Fall.
Prerequisite: None.

BIOL 3101   (1-1-0)   Introduction to Scientific Literature
Introduction to various sources and types of scientific articles. Both oral and written critiques of assigned articles will be required. Spring, Periodically.
Prerequisite: Science major and completion of 16 credit hours of biology courses.

BIOL 3301   (3-3-0)   Immunology
An introduction to the principles and concepts of immunology including the basic elements of innate and acquired immunity. Fall, Periodically.
Prerequisite: BIOL 1406.

BIOL 3401   (4-4-0)   Biochemistry
This course pertains to the study of cellular chemistry: including presentation of solutions, thermodynamics, kinetics of enzymes, the structure and metabolic pathways of carbohydrates, nucleic acids, proteins, and lipids, cellular membrane composition and function, and the storage and utilization of genetic information. Fall.
Prerequisite: CHEM 3403.

BIOL 3402   (4-3-3)   Ecology (S-L)
A study of the interrelationships between plants and animals and their environment with emphasis on ecosystems, energy flow, populations, and community structure and function. This course contains a field-based service-learning component. Fall, Periodically (every 3rd semester)
Prerequisite: BIOL 1406.

BIOL 3403   (4-3-3)   Vertebrate Embryology
Study of the early developmental processes of representative vertebrates with major emphasis on human embryonic development. Offered periodically.
Prerequisite: BIOL 1406 and 2406 (S-L).

BIOL 3404   (4-3-3)   Genetics (S-L)
Study of the principles of heredity including classical and molecular genetics. This course contains a field-based service-learning component. Fall, Spring, Periodically.
Prerequisite: BIOL 1406.

BIOL 3406   (4-4-0)   Pathophysiology
An introduction to pathophysiological changes that occur in all major body systems. Common disease processes will be included as examples. Fall, Periodically.
Prerequisite: BIOL 2406.

BIOL 3407   (4-3-3)   General Botany
Study of the structure, function, reproduction, and economic importance of representatives of each of the major plant groups with emphasis on the vascular plants. Spring, Periodically (every 3rd semester).
Prerequisite: BIOL 1406.

BIOL 3408   (4-3-3)   General Zoology
A systematic study of the structure and functions of representative members of the major phyla in the animal kingdom with emphasis on invertebrate and vertebrate animals. Periodically (every 3rd semester).
Prerequisite: BIOL 1406.

BIOL 3409   (4-3-3)   Microbiology
Study of the morphology, metabolism, cultural characteristics, and taxonomy of microorganisms with major emphasis on disease-producing bacteria. Fall, Spring, Periodically.
Prerequisite: BIOL 1406.

BIOL 4001   (0-0-1)   Science Boot Camp: Development of Biology Scholars
The objective of this non-credit course is to engage the freshman biology student in a faculty-facilitated program. This course is designed to enhance the learning experience of all biology majors through the tools of online activities, faculty lectures/seminars, group activities, and service learning opportunities. Within the discipline of biology and the objective of developing scientific scholars, a progressive range of topics will be covered, including: introduction to the scholastic community of University life, introduction to service-learning concept, individual learning styles assessment, study skills I, and introduction to SURF Programs (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships). The course is required for all freshman and transfer students majoring in Biology and Natural Sciences and students in a pre-allied health track. Successful completion of the course upon successful completion of the assessment tools incorporated into the class and on faculty evaluation of students. Fall.
Prerequisite: None.

BIOL 4002   (0-0-1)   Science Boot Camp: Development of Biology Scholars
The objective of this non-credit course is to engage the freshman biology student in a faculty-facilitated program. This course is designed to enhance the learning experience of all biology majors through the tools of online activities, faculty lectures/seminars, group activities, and service learning opportunities. Within the discipline of biology and the objective of developing scientific scholars, a progressive range of topics will be covered, including: introduction to the scholastic community of University life, introduction to service-learning concept, individual learning styles assessment, study skills I, and introduction to SURF Programs (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships). The course is required for all freshman and transfer students majoring in Biology and Natural Sciences and students in a pre-allied health track. Successful completion of the course upon successful completion of the assessment tools incorporated into the class and on faculty evaluation of students. Fall.
Prerequisite: None.

BIOL 4010   (0-3-0)   Life Science 4-8 Seminar
This required course is designed to help students prepare for the Examination for the Certification of Educators in Texas. The course will focus on content and sample questions from state authorized preparation manuals distributed by the National Evaluation Systems, Inc. Information will also be gleaned from the state publication Proficiencies for Teachers in Learner-Centered Schools and other appropriate sources. Students must score a minimum of 85% on the ExCET post-test at the end of the course, in order to be authorized by the College of Education to take the ExCET examination. Fall, Spring, Summer.

BIOL 4011   (0-3-0)   Life Science 8-12 Seminar
This required course is designed to help students prepare for the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES). The course will focus on content and sample questions from state authorized preparation manuals distributed by the National Evaluation Systems, Inc. Information will also be gleaned from the state publication Proficiencies for Teachers in Learner-Centered Schools and other appropriate sources. Students must score a minimum of 85% on the TExES post-test in order to be authorized by the College of Education to take the TExES examination. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: None.

BIOL 4301   (3-1-6)   Senior Project
An upper-level course designed to instruct the student about procedures and methodologies involved in biological research. The course will include learning how to review research literature, design and develop experimental research protocols, analyze data collected, and write and present the student research in a scientific format. Fall, Periodically.
Prerequisite: Science major, junior or senior status, and faculty approval.

BIOL 4303   (3-3-0)   Cell Biology
This course is designed to introduce science majors to the basic elements of Cell Biology. Major concepts to be discussed include the cellular processes of transcription, translation, protein interactions, and cell structure. Spring, Periodically.
Prerequisite: BIOL 1406 and CHEM 1402.

BIOL 4305   (3-3-0)   Nutrition
Study of the six classes of nutrients and their effects on health. Special emphasis on personal dietary practices and on current issues in nutrition including weight control, fad diets, dietary aspects of cardiovascular disease, and sports nutrition. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: BIOL 2406 and CHEM 1401.

BIOL 4310   (3-1-6)   Applied Bioinformatics
Practical application of Bioinformatics tools, including molecular genetics techniques and online tools to solve various research projects. Research projects are either part of an internship or lab-based, to be determined in collaboration with the instructor. Lab fee. Spring.
Prerequisite: COSC 4306.

BIOL 4401   (4-3-3)   Vertebrate Physiology
Study of the basic functions of cells, tissues, and organ systems of vertebrates. Spring, Periodically.
Prerequisite: BIOL 2406.

BIOL 4402   (4-3-3)   Molecular Genetics
A course on the unifying principles of genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics. This will be a practical course to teach the techniques needed for research in modern molecular biology. Techniques will include cloning, transformation, Southern blot, PCR, DNA sequencing, protein isolation, Western blot, and 2-D gels. Required for Bioinformatics Concentration. Lab Fee. Fall.
Prerequisite: BIOL 1405, COSC 1301, MATH 1303 or 1307 or 1405, and an additional 3-4 hour course in Biology for Biology majors, Computer Science for Computer Science majors, or Math for Math majors.

BIOL 4403   (4-3-3)   Histology
Study of the microscopic anatomy of vertebrate tissues with emphasis on the human. Fall, Periodically.
Prerequisite: BIOL 2406.

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