BIOS 104 Field Ecology (Cr4) (3:3)
Principles and techniques of ecology, class work stresses the theories behind field work, including structure of the physical and biotic components of the environment, conservation and preservation of wildlife and natural resources, biogeography, and classification, laboratory work centered around field experiences. Core: SCI.

BIOS 105 Contemporary Biology (Cr4) (3:2)
Designed for students not intending to major in science or the allied health fields; develops an awareness of the impact of biology on individuals and the environment and an understanding of the process of science, ecology, cells, genetics, selected human systems and evolution. Not more than one of BIOS 103, 105, 107, or 115 may count for credit towards the same degree. Course numbers ending with G are Writing Intensive (WI). Approved for the Honors Program. Also available through Online Learning. Core: SCI.

BIOS 107 Biology I (Cr4) (3:3)
This course is designed for science majors. Utilizing an evolutionary approach, the molecular basis of life will be studied, including such topics as the scientific method, chemistry, cell structure and function, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, mitosis, meiosis, genetics, and evolution. Not more than one of BIOS 103, 105, 107, or 115 may count for credit toward the same degree. Core: SCI.

BIOS 110 In Your Genes: Introduction to Modern Genetics (Cr4) (3:2)
Designed for students with an interest in modern genetics and the Human Genome Project, the course will develop an awareness of the impact of genetics on individuals, society, and the environment. The course's goal is to empower students to make informed decisions about ethical dilemmas in genetics that society will face in the next generation. Not intended for Biological Science or Allied Health majors. Core: SCI. Also available through Online Learning.

BIOS 115 Essentials of Biology (Cr4) (3:2)
This course is designed to build skills necessary for successful completion of advanced Biology courses, especially those in the Allied Health fields. Basic topics such as the metric system, atomic structure, and informational literacy will be covered, as well as more in depth biological subjects such as cell structure and function, and human genetics. This course will concentrate on the principles of biology related to the human body, but will not cover body systems, evolution or other topics of general interest. Not more than one of BIOS 103, 105, 107, or 115 may count for credit towards the same degree. Also available through Online Learning. Core: SCI.

BIOS 126 Environmental Science (Cr4) (3:3)
This course introduces the study of human impact on the environment and fundamental principles of ecology. The effects of pollution and human disruption on the natural systems of the Earth will be studied, including water, air, and habitat destruction. Municipal solid waste issues, hazardous materials, alternative energy, and public policy (Federal, State, and Local levels) are also addressed. While there are some lab experiments carried out in the lab, laboratory work will center around field experience. Core: SCI, D. Also available through Online Learning.

BIOS 130 Basics of Human Anatomy & Physiology (Cr4) (3:2)
This course is designed to introduce students to the basics of the structure and function of the human body, of the inter-relation of the body systems and an understanding of homeostasis and its role in disease.  This course is not intended for Allied Health majors and science majors.  BIOS130 will count as SCI for Healthcare Office AAS students only.  Only one of BIOS130 or BIOS160 or BIOS 204 can be used for credit in the same program.  Restricted to Social Work Degree, Healthcare Office Coordinator Degree, and Medical Assistant Specialized Diploma majors only.

BIOS 150 Biology II (Cr4) (3:3)
Using an evolutionary framework, this course is a survey of the major taxonomic divisions and hierarchical organization of living systems on the planet. This course emphasizes eukaryotic organisms as it illustrates the similarities and differences in living forms through descriptions of their anatomy, physiology, ecology, reproduction, and development. Prereq.- BIOS 107. Core: SCI.

BIOS 160 Human Biology (Cr4) (3:3)
This course is designed to introduce students to the structure and function of the human body. The course begins with a review of biochemistry and cell structure. It then uses a systems approach to examine the parts and workings of the skeletal, muscular, nervous, digestive, endocrine, immune, cardiovascular, urinary and reproductive systems. Not more than one of BIOS 130, 160, or 204 may count for credit towards the same degree. Prereq. - high school biology or BIOS 105 or 107 or 115. Also available through Online Learning. Core: SCI.

BIOS 202 Microbiology for Allied Health (Cr4) (3:3)
This course will provide students with a foundation in the principles of morphology and physiology as they apply to microbes. The control of bacteria and other microorganisms will be discussed. This course will also look into the medical and economic importance of microorganisms and the role of pathogens. The laboratory portion of the course will focus on aseptic techniques, biochemical analysis off bacteria, the isolation, identification and enumeration of bacteria. This course is oriented toward students who are interested in the Allied Health field. This course is not intended for the biology major. BIOS 202 and 240 may not both be used for credit. Prereq.- BIOS 107, or 115, or 160, or 204, or VETC 101. Core: SCI.

BIOS 204 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (Cr4)(3:3)
Human Anatomy and Physiology is a thorough introduction to the structure and function of the human body. The course will include a survey of biochemistry, cell biology, histology, and the anatomy and physiology of the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems of the body. Not more than one of BIOS 130, 160 or 204 may count for credit toward the same degree. Prereq. - one year of high school biology or BIOS 107 or 115. Also available through Online Learning. Core: SCI.

BIOS 206 General Ecology (Cr4) (3:3)
The study of interrelationships between organisms and their environment. Topics include physical factors, adaptation of species, energy flow, nutrient cycling, biogeography, population dynamics, community structure and function, ecosystems analysis, ecological management applications, and the effects of human impact. Most lab work is conducted in the field. Prereq. - BIOS 107 and 150. Core: SCI.

BIOS 210 Environmental Biology (Cr4) (3:3)
Utilizing an ecosystem approach, this course provides a survey of the broad topics of ecology and the environmental sciences. This approach gives an integrative study of the interactions of living systems with the physical world. Particular emphasis will be placed on conservation at the local level (Pocono Mountain and Lehigh Valley) and how these issues relate to global concerns. Topics include aquatic as well as terrestrial ecosystems, pollution, and the distinction between conservation and preservation. Prereq.- BIOS107. Core: D.

BIOS 220 Field Zoology (Cr4) (3:3)
This course provides an overview of animal groups, emphasizing the vertebrate fauna of eastern Pennsylvania. The lecture portion of the course will cover concepts in animal morphological and behavioral adaptations, ecological relationships, evolutionary history, and conservation. Laboratory sessions will include a number of field trips to local sites of interest and will focus on species identification and animal survey methods. Prereq.- BIOS 150.

BIOS 230 Field Botany (Cr4) (3:3)
This course provides an overview of plant groups, emphasizing the terrestrial flora of eastern Pennsylvania. The lecture portion of the course will cover concepts in plant morph morphology and adaptations, ecological relationships, evolutionary history, and conservation. Laboratory sessions will include a number of field trips to local sites of interest and will focus on species identification and animal survey methods. Prereq.- BIOS 150.

BIOS 240 Microbiology (Cr4) (3:3)
This course will provide an introduction into the field of microbiology and will include discussions of prokaryotic, eukaryotic and acellular microbes. It is cover the characteristics, growth and metabolism of the microbes, as well as how microbes interact with other organisms and their environment. The lab component emphasizes aseptic techniques and methods of isolation, enumeration, staining, and biochemical characterization. It is intended to fulfill one of the biology elective requirements for biology majors during their sophomore semester. BIOS 202 and 240 may not both be used for credit. Prereq.- BIOS 150, CHEM 220.

BIOS 254 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (Cr4)(3:3)
This course is designed as a continuation of BIOS204 Human Anatomy and Physiology I and will cover the following systems: circulatory, lymphatic, endocrine, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Additional topics will include water, electrolyte and acid/base balance. Prereq. - BIOS 204. Also available through Online Learning.

BIOS 260 Genetics (Cr4) (3:3)
This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of genetics. Topics of investigation include principles of Mendelian genetics, chromosomal theory, DNA structure, gene structure and expression, and population genetics. Lab investigations will utilize traditional as well as novel methods of genetic analysis including the extraction and manipulation of DNA, gel electrophoresis, and polymerase chain reactions (PCR). Prereq.- BIOS 150, CHEM 220.

BIOS 281 Research in Biology (Cr1) (0:0)
An independent, experimental investigation of an area of biology selected by the students in consultation with and under the guidance of a biology faculty member; both library and laboratory research is required. Offered on demand with the approval of the science cluster. Prereq. - gpa of 2.5 or higher in at least 8 credits of biology and 4 credits of chemistry plus permission of the science cluster. Repeatable; may be taken 3 times with a limit of 9 credits total from any combination of BIOS 281/282/283.

BIOS 282 Research in Biology (Cr2) (0:0)
An independent, experimental investigation of an area of biology selected by the students in consultation with and under the guidance of a biology faculty member; both library and laboratory research is required. Offered on demand with the approval of the science cluster. Prereq. - gpa of 2.5 or higher in at least 8 credits of biology and 4 credits of chemistry plus permission of the science cluster. Repeatable; may be taken 3 times with a limit of 9 credits total from any combination of BIOS 281/282/283.

BIOS 283 Research in Biology (Cr3) (0:0)
An independent, experimental investigation of an area of biology selected by the students in consultation with and under the guidance of a biology faculty member; both library and laboratory research is required. Offered on demand with the approval of the science cluster. Prereq. - gpa of 2.5 or higher in at least 8 credits of biology and 4 credits of chemistry plus permission of the science cluster. Repeatable; may be taken 3 times with a limit of 9 credits total from any combination of BIOS 281/282/283.

BIOS 291 Special Studies in Biological Science (Cr1)
See Statement on Special Studies. Offered on demand.

BIOS 292 Special Studies in Biological Science (Cr2)
See Statement on Special Studies. Offered on demand.

BIOS 293 Special Studies in Biological Science (Cr3)
See Statement on Special Studies. Offered on demand.

BIOS 294 Special Studies in Biological Science (Cr4)
See Statement on Special Studies. Offered on demand.

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