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College Catalog Fall 2004 - Spring 2006
BIOL

BIOL 105 WILDLIFE OF NORTH AMERICA

This course is a survey of the wild mammals of North America, including present geographic range, general habitat, general life history, and discussion of each animal's ecological niche (its functional role in the environment). Topics such as economic importance and relationships with humans are included. (NS)

Prerequisite: None

(3: 3, 0) Spring

BIOL 110 ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

This course involves the presentation, analysis, and discussion of contemporary ecological problems which illustrate the relationship that people share with their environment, and the influence that each exerts in shaping the destiny of the planet. Case studies are used extensively.

Prerequisite: None

(3: 3, 0)

BIOL 115 ANIMAL BEHAVIOR

This course is an overview of the fundamental principles of animal behavior, including patterns of behavior and evolution of behavior, as well as the influence of structure, physiology, heredity, learning, experience, and emotion on behavior. (NS)

Prerequisite: None

(3: 3, 0) Fall

BIOL 120 HUMAN HEREDITY

This course is a study of the basic principles of genetics and their applications in understanding heredity in the human organism. Topics covered include cell division, sex determination, inheritance related to sex, gametogenesis, chromosomes, principles of genetics, gene mapping, DNA, mutation, pedigree analysis, polygenes, population genetics, genetic counseling, and genetic engineering. (NS)

Prerequisite: None

(3: 3, 0) Fall

BIOL 125 NUTRITIONAL MICROBIOLOGY

This course explores the theories and philosophy of nutritional microbiology with emphasis on basic concepts and techniques of microbiology. Important topics include the world food crisis, the significance of microorganisms to food preparation and spoilage, methods of microbial control, and food-transmitted diseases. (NS)

Prerequisite: None

(3: 2, 2) Spring

BIOL 130 GENERAL BIOLOGY I

This course is a study of the fundamental concepts of the life sciences. Topics covered include the scientific method, basic chemistry and physics necessary to understand biology, cell structure and function, membrane phenomena, energy and cellular metabolism, mitosis, meiosis, biology of plants including photosynthesis, genetics, protein synthesis, genetic engineering, reproduction and development. (NS)

Prerequisite: None

(4: 3, 3) Fall

BIOL 135 GENERAL BIOLOGY II

Topics covered include evolution and adaptation, theories concerning the origin of life, taxonomy, a phylogenetic survey of the kingdoms of living organisms, a study of the anatomy and physiology of the vertebrate body, animal behavior, and fundamentals of ecology. (NS)

Prerequisite: BIOL 130 or permission of the instructor

(4: 3, 3) Spring

BIOL 140 FIELD BIOLOGY

This course covers the interrelationships between organisms and their physical and biological environments, as well as the structure and function of ecosystems, communities, and populations. Students learn to identify common local plants and animals and study the habitats of these organisms. Outdoor field trips and physical activity are required. (NS)

Prerequisite: None

(4: 3, 3)

BIOL 210 BOTANY

This course examines the structures and functions of roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and fruits of advanced plants, including basic concepts of plant cell structure, growth, metabolism, reproduction, and heredity. The life histories, ecological importance, and evolutionary relationships of more primitive plant groups are also considered. (NS)

Prerequisite: None

(4: 3, 3) Spring

BIOL 215 ZOOLOGY

Lectures emphasize comparative anatomical and physiological adaptations for all the life processes across the animal kingdom and the developmental and evolutionary processes leading to these adaptations. Laboratory study involves a phylogenetic survey of the animal kingdom, investigating adaptations and relationships of all the major phyla and some minor ones. This course is intended for second-year students who have some background in science. (NS)

Prerequisite: None

(4: 3, 3) Fall

BIOL 220 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I

Through both lecture and laboratory components, the normal organization, support, movement, and control systems of the human body are studied. This includes discussions of clinical applications illustrating the disruption of homeostasis. (NS)

Prerequisite: None

(4: 3, 3) Fall

BIOL 225 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II

An integrated lecture and laboratory format is used to study how the body maintains itself on a day-to-day basis through water and electrolyte balance, circulation, respiration, digestion, and excretion, as well as how the continuity of the species is maintained. Clinical applications are cited that illustrate the disruption of homeostasis. (NS)

Prerequisite: BIOL 220 or permission of the instructor

(4: 3, 3) Spring

BIOL 230 GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY

This course provides the opportunity to study the characteristics of microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, and algae), including culture, identification, biochemical activities, morphology, and effects of these life forms on the environment. The primary emphasis of the course is on bacteria. (NS)

Prerequisite: None

(4: 3, 3)

BIOL 290 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

This independent study course is designed to permit individual students to pursue topics or projects approved by supervising faculty.

Prerequisites:

1. Completion of at least one semester's work in a degree program at SUNY Delhi.

2. A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00, unless there are extenuating circumstances.

3. At least 3 credit hours in one foundation course, specific to the discipline, with the permission of the Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

4. No more than 6 semester hours of work in independent study may be taken during any one semester, and no more than a total of 15 semester hours in independent study may be applied toward an associate's degree. The total number of semester hours in independent study toward a bachelor's degree is dependent on the specific bachelor's program.

5. The student and his/her sponsor will prepare and submit to the Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences an Independent Study contract proposal for approval.

(1-4: 1-4, 0) or, if lab included, (2: 1, 3) (3: 2, 3) or (4: 3, 3) Offered on request

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