2014-15 TMCC College Catalog - page 230

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BIOLOGY
General Biology for Non-Majors
BIOL 100
3.00
***This course has strongly recommendedGeneral EducationPre-requisites***
An introductory course emphasizing the processes of science and the fundamentals of biology. Includes a basic introduction tomolecules,
cells andmetabolism, the flow of genetic information, evolutionary theory, and ecological processes. Connects life science concepts to the
understanding of everyday concerns such as human health. Designed for the non-sciencemajor andmeetsUNR core curriculum science
requirement; cannot be used for credit toward biologymajor. Three lecture hours perweek and four laboratory experiences throughout the
semester. ***This course has strongly recommendedGeneral EducationPre-requisites***
Introduction toEvolution andAdaptation
BIOL 106
3.00
***This course has strongly recommendedGeneral EducationPre-requisites***
An introductory course examining evolution and adaptation in organisms. Includes a reviewof history of the scientific process, Darwinian
andNeo-Darwinian evolution, introduction to genetic variation, natural and artificial selection, theories on the origin of life, human
evolution and geneticallymodified organisms (GMOs). Three hours of lecture perweek and four labs per semester. ***This course has
strongly recommendedGeneral EducationPre-requisites***
Biology for Elementary/MiddleLevel Education
BIOL 110
3.00
Prerequisite: None
An introductory course emphasizingmajor concepts and pedagogical techniques in the field of biology. The course is designed for
prospective teachers. It incorporates scientificmethodology and content knowledge into hands-on investigation thatmay be used at the
elementary andmiddle school levels. Transfers as 3 credits toUNR andmeetsTMCC andUNR requirements forAAandBS degrees in
ElementaryEducation. Two hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory perweek.
Life in theOcean
BIOL 113
3.00
Prerequisite: None
Asurvey ofmarine environments and their biotic communitieswith an emphasis on the natural history ofmarine organisms. This is an
online course designed for non-sciencemajors or anyonewith a general interest inmarine biology. Includes hands-on activities to be
completed at home and virtual laboratory experiences online, including several virtual dissections.
HumanStructure andFunction I
BIOL 141
4.00
Prerequisite: None
A lecture and laboratory course covering themorphology and physiology of the human body. Topics include cell chemistry, cell biology
and basic histology. The following organ systems are covered: digestive, skeletal,muscular, and circulatory. The course is designed
specifically for students enrolled in or planning to enroll inRadiological Technology, DieteticTechnology,Massage, EmergencyMedical
Technology andParamedic programs and does not satisfyNursing, DentalHygiene or advanced radiological training prerequisites. This
coursemay not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or science at the universities in theNevadaSystem ofHigher Education (NSHE).
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab perweek, 4 credits.
HumanStructure andFunction II
BIOL 142
4.00
Prerequisite: BIOL141.
A lecture and laboratory course covering themorphology and physiology of the human body. The following organ systems are covered:
nervous, integumentary, respiratory, endocrine, urinary, reproductive, immune and lymphatic. The course is designed specifically for
students enrolled in or planning to enroll inRadiological Technology, DieteticTechnology,Massage, EmergencyMedical Technology and
Paramedic programs and does not satisfyNursing, DentalHygiene or advanced radiological training prerequisites. This coursemay not
transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or sciencewithin the universities in theNevadaSystem ofHigher EducationSystem (NSHE).
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab perweek, 4 credits.
Foundations inScientificLiteracy
BIOL 188
1.00
Prerequisite: None
This course is designed to help prepare students for the first introductorymajorsBiology course,BIOL190, by reviewing basic
mathematics and introducing the scientificmethod, basic chemistry, fundamental concepts, laboratory techniques, and study skills used in
the biological sciences. The class consists of 16.5 lecture hours and six hours of lab per semester. *This coursemay not transfer to a
baccalaureate degree of art or sciencewithin the universities in theNevadaSystem ofHigher Education (NSHE).
Introduction toCell andMolecular Biology
BIOL 190
3.00
MATH 120or higher as a pre-requisiteORMATH126 or higher as a co-requisiteANDENG101 or 113as a pre or co-requisite;
OR qualifyingAccuplacer, SATorACT scores for these courses. MATH 126or higher is recommended forAS degrees.
An introductory cell andmolecular biology course covering basics of inorganic chemistry, water, pH, biologicalmacromolecules, cell
structure,membrane physiology, cell signaling,metabolism, cell division, heredity, gene expression, and gene regulation.BothBIOL190
&BIOL190Lare prerequisites for the following biology courses: BIOL191, BIOL191L, BIOL201, andBIOL251. BIOL190Lcan be
taken as a pre or co-requisite forBIOL223. BIOL190 is a prerequisite forBIOL223.

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