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*IAI (Illinois Articulation Agreement) - An agreement among participating Illinois colleges and universities to help Illinois college students transfer credit as easily as possible. See an advisor in the Advising and Counseling for additional information, or read about the IAI at www.iTransfer.org.

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Biology

BIO101 - Introduction to Life Science
Laboratory course introduces life science. Content includes cell structure and function, cell division, nucleic acids and proteins, biodiversity and evolution, and selected human systems. Intended for non-science majors, and those whodesire an understanding of fundamental life processes, or who intends to pursue higher biology courses. IAI L1 900L
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 4; lab: 3)
Fee: $40
IAI Code: L1 900L

BIO103 - A Survey of Ecology
This non-laboratory course provides an introduction into our natural environment and the relationships between humans and the environment. Topics include ecosystem structure and function, population dynamics, renewable and non-renewable resources, alternative energies, waste management, pollution, management of natural areas, overview of ecological balances in nature, and human’s relationship to these balances. Intended for the non-science major. Credit cannot be received in both BIO 103 and BIO 106.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

BIO104 - Human Genetics (non-laboratory course)
Course introduces basic genetic principles and applications in human populations. Content includes cell cycle; structure, function, mutation and transmission of the genetic material; role of genetics in health care and biotechnology; and ethical, psychological and social implications of gene-based medicine. Credit cannot be received in both BIO 104 and BIO 105. IAI L1 906
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
IAI Code: L1 906

BIO105 - Human Genetics
Laboratory course introduces basic genetic principles and applications in human populations. Content includes cell cycle; structure, function, mutation and transmission of the genetic material; role of genetics in health care and biotechnology; and ethical, psychological and social implications of gene-based medicine. Course identical to BIO 104 except that BIO 105 includes weekly handson laboratory activities. Credit cannot be received for both BIO 104 and BIO 105.
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 3)
Fee: $40

BIO106 - Introduction to Environmental Science
Laboratory course introduces study of the environment in which we live and of factors contributing to its alteration. Content includes ecosystem structure and function, population dynamics, resources, pollution; evaluation and managementof natural areas; overview of ecological balances in nature and man’s relationship to these balances. Intended for non-science majors. IAI L1 905L
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 3)
Fee: $35
IAI Code: L1 905L

BIO108 - General Botany
Laboratory course focuses on biological aspects of the plant kingdom, with topics ranging from sub-cellular processes to ecological roles. Content includes structural and physiological adaptations, present and past diversity, reproduction, genetics and evolution, and ecological interactions. Recommended Prerequisite: High school biology.
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 3)
Fee: $40

BIO110 - Sex and Gender Basis of Life, Wellness and Disease
This non-laboratory course explores the intersection of sex and gender with health and disease states. Content includes an overview of the factors that influence the development of disease states; the differences between sex and gender and how they influence health and disease; history of gender and sex differences in medicine, and how sex and gender influence the development of selected disease states.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

BIO112 - Essentials of Nutrition
Course introduces concepts and principles of the science of nutrition. Content includes identification and definition of the nutritional components of food; elements of digestion, metabolism and energy management; consideration of. nutrition requirements for each age group and health problems related to diet. Intended for anyone interested in becoming a more knowledgeable consumerof nutritional information. Credit cannot be earned in both BIO 112 and BIO 113. Prerequisite: One year of high school chemistry or biology.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

BIO113 - Basics of Nutrition
Course introduces concepts and principles of the science of nutrition. Content includes identification and definition of the nutritional components of food and energy management. Consideration of nutrition requirements for each age group and health problems related to diet. Credit cannot be earned in both BIO 112 and BIO 113. Prerequisite: One year of high school chemistry or biology.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 0)

BIO121 - General College Biology I
Laboratory course examines basic principles of biology. Content includes cellular biochemistry and physiology, photosynthesis, and cellular respiration; details of protein synthesis and functions of DNA and RNA in gene function. First of two-course sequence. Intended for those wanting strong biological focus in curricula.Recommended: High school chemistry or its equivalent, such as CHM 101 or CHM 105; Prerequisite: BIO 101 or one year of high school biology. IAI L1 900L
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 3)
Fee: $40
IAI Code: L1 900L

BIO122 - General College Biology II
Laboratory course continues BIO 121. Content includes mitosis, meiosis, Mendelian genetics, chromosomes and heredity, evolution, diversity of living organisms (including bacteria, archaea, selected protists, fungi , plants and animals), and ecology. Second of two-course sequence.Prerequisite: BIO121
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 3)
Fee: $40

BIO170 - Human Aging
Course examines current concepts of normal physical changes which occur in adult human over time. Focus is on physiological and structural effects of aging on major organs and systems of the body. Content includes application of scientific findings to health and wellness of older individuals. Students cannot receive credit for both BIO 170 and PTA 170.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 0)

BIO222 - Pathophysiology and Human Disease
Course analyzes and compares human diseases by studying pathophysiology, histopathology, and the impact of disease on cellular metabolism. Content covers an introduction to pathophysiology and human disease, and is intended primarily for health career students. Prerequisite: BIO 132.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
Fee: $15

BIO230 - Methods in Biotechnology
Laboratory course on biotechnology focusing on the molecular and genetic principles and processes involved in biotechnology. The course covers the theory and practice of commonly used techniques in recombinant DNA technology. Content includes separation techniques of biological macromolecules such as nucleic acids and proteins, growing bacteria, isolation of DNA, DNA cloning, and PCR.Prerequisite: BIO 121 with a minimum grade of C or consent of the department chairperson.
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 3)
Fee: $50

BIO231 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Laboratory course presents basic biochemical principles, cytology, histology, immunology, integument system, osteology, arthrology, muscle anatomyand physiology, and anatomy and physiology of spinal cord and peripheral nervous system. Cadavers and other appropriate specimens used. First of two-part sequence. Intended primarily for student in health fields. Prerequisite: BIO 101 or BIO 121 or one year of high school biology; demonstrate entry level competency for EGL 090, EGL 097 or EGL 101 by coursework or placement testing. Recommended: CHM 101 or CHM 105.
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 3)
Fee: $50

BIO232 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Laboratory course continues BIO 231. Content includes structure and function of central nervous system and special senses, circulatory, digestive, respiratory, urinary, endocrine and reproductive systems. Cadavers and other appropriate specimens used. Second of two-part sequence. Intended primarily for student in allied health fields. Prerequisite: BIO 231 with a minimum grade of C.
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 3)
Fee: $50

BIO235 - Ecology Undergraduate Research
Course provides undergraduate research experience. Content includes active participation in selected research experience: performing experiments, collecting data, analyzing results, interactive research with other students and professors; reading and critiquing research articles in selected area of research, and presenting results at end of semester. This course can be repeated once for credit.Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
2 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 4)
Fee: $50

BIO240 - Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Laboratory Research
Course provides undergraduate research experience. Interdisciplinary course co-listed with CHM 240. Team-taught by faculty from several disciplines. Content includes active participation in selected research experience: performing experiments, collecting data, analyzing results, interactive research with other students and professors; reading and critiquing research articles in selectedarea of research, and presenting results at end of semester. Course can be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
2 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 4)
Fee: $50

BIO242 - Pathophysiology and Human Disease
Course analyzes and compares human diseases by studying pathophysiology, histopathology, pathogenesis and diseases as they impact cellular metabolism. Course content integrates pathophysiology with more common clinical aspects of disease. Course is intended primarily for health career students.Prerequisite: BIO 232
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

BIO244 - Principles of Pharmacology
Course introduces pharmacology, primarily for students in allied health fields. Content includes an introduction to terminology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, drug category, use, and side effects. Prerequisite: BIO 231
2 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 0)

BIO251 - Microbiology
Laboratory course introduces biology of microorganisms including bacteria, fungi, protists and viruses. Content includes metabolism, genetics, identification, control, physiology, relationship to health and disease, and host defense. Intended primarily for student in health fields. Prerequisite: BIO 121 (preferred) with a minimum grade of C or BIO 231 with a minimum grade of C.
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 3)
Fee: $60

BIO290 - Topics in Biology
Course meets the special interest needs of biology students. Topics will be offered for variable credit from one to four semester credit hours. Students may repeat BIO 290 up to three times on different topics for a maximum of ninesemester credit hours. Prerequisite may vary by topic.
1-4 Credit Hours (lecture: 1-4; lab: 0)

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