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BIO100HC Biology Concepts: Honors Credit Hours: 4.00
Basic principles and concepts of biology. Includes methods of scientific inquiry, cell structure, chemistry, metabolism, reproduction, genetics, molecular biology, evolution, ecology, and current issues in biology. Also includes additional Honors content.
Prerequisite(s): Honors assessment score required.
Course Corequisites:
Information: IN designates an integrated lecture/lab combination. Must qualify for Honors program and obtain instructor or advisor/counselor approval to register for this course. Honors Content: Intensive research using highest standards and best practices for the discipline, and a significant number/variety of readings of both primary and secondary sources; a publishable quality, peer reviewed paper or project in a format appropriate for the discipline: presentation of research, in class or to a wider audience.
Offered: Fall.
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BIO100IN Biology Concepts Credit Hours: 4.00
Basic principles and concepts of biology. Includes methods of scientific inquiry, cell structure and chemistry, metabolism, reproduction, genetics, molecular biology evolution, and ecology and current issues in biology.
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Information: IN designates an integrated lecture/lab combination.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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BIO104IN Animal Sexual Behavior Credit Hours: 4.00
Exploration of animal mating patterns via behavioral research. Includes animal behavior, evolutionary concepts, genetics of behavior, maximizing reproduction, and student research projects.
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Information: IN is the integrated version of the course with the lecture and lab taught simultaneously.
Offered: Spring.
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BIO105HC Environmental Biology: Honors Credit Hours: 4.00
Fundamentals of ecology and their relevance to human impact on natural ecosystems. Includes ecosystem structure and function, population dynamics, and human impacts on air, water, land, and biodiversity. Also includes additional Honors content.
Prerequisite(s): Honors assessment score required.
Course Corequisites:
Information: IN designates an integrated lecture/lab combination. Must qualify for Honors program and obtain instructor or advisor/counselor approval to register for this course. Honors Content: Intensive research using highest standards and best practices for the discipline, and a significant number/variety of readings of both primary and secondary sources; a publishable quality, peer reviewed paper or project in a format appropriate for the discipline: presentation of research, in class or to a wider audience.
Offered: Spring.
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BIO105IN Environmental Biology Credit Hours: 4.00
Fundamentals of ecology and their relevance to human impact on natural ecosystems. Includes ecosystem structure and function, population dynamics, and human impacts on air, water, land, and biodiversity.
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Information: IN designates an integrated lecture/lab combination.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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BIO108IN Plants, People and Society Credit Hours: 4.00
Past, present and future roles of plants in our lives. Includes basic principles of botany, modern, historical and regional perspectives on human use of plants, and present and future practices in plant cultivation.
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Information: IN is the integrated version of the course with the lecture and lab taught simultaneously.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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BIO109IN Natural History of the Southwest Credit Hours: 4.00
Study of the common plants and animals of the Southwest. Includes their identification, adaptation, behavior and ecology. Also includes physical geography and geological principles of the region.
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Information: IN is the integrated version of the course with the lecture and lab taught simultaneously.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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BIO110 Techniques and Mathematics for the Laboratory Credit Hours: 2.00
Introduction to the use of proper techniques and mathematical calculations in a laboratory setting. Includes safety, laboratory mathematics, and ancillary equipment and instruments.
Prerequisite(s): MAT 092 or required score on assessment test, and CHM 080 or 130 or placement into CHM 151.
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Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor.
Information: Same as MLT 110.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
BIO115IN Wildlife of North America Credit Hours: 4.00
Introduction to the mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, and selected invertebrates of North America. Includes habitats, wildlife interrelationships, population dynamics, and discussion of national, state, and private wildlife agencies. Also includes a laboratory emphasis on native Arizona species.
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Information: IN is the integrated version of the course with lecture and lab taught simultaneously.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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BIO121IN Current Issues in Human Biology Credit Hours: 4.00
Exploration of current topics in human biology. Includes genetics, human biology diversity, reproduction, development and aging. Also includes current topics in human health and human impacts on the environment.
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Information: IN is the integrated version of the course with the lecture and lab taught simultaneously.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
BIO127IN Human Nutrition and Biology Credit Hours: 4.00
Principles of nutrition presented in the context of human biology. Includes chemistry, digestion, absorption, and metabolism of nutrients. Also includes biological and nutritional perspectives on various health issues such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, cancer, diabetes, and osteoporosis, including genetic and epigenetic effects. Also covers analysis of scientific studies relating to nutrition.
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Information: IN is the integrated version of the course with the lecture and lab taught simultaneously. Same as FSN 127IN.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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BIO135IN Genetics, Biotechnology and Human Affairs Credit Hours: 4.00
An introduction to human genetics and biotechnology including career exploration, history and applications of recombinant DNA technology, the human genome project, and laboratory safe practices. Includes introduction to biotechnology, fundamentals of cell biology and genetics, applications of biotechnology, bioethics, careers in biotechnology, and laboratory techniques.
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Recommendation: Completion of high school chemistry and high school biology before enrolling in this course.
Information: IN is the integrated version of the course with the lecture and lab taught simultaneously.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
BIO156IN Intro Biology Allied Health Credit Hours: 4.00
Introductory Biology for Allied Health Introduction to biology for the health professions. Includes principles of science, scientific measurement and laboratory techniques, chemistry of life, cell anatomy and physiology, cellular reproduction, patterns of inheritances and human tissues.
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Recommendation: Completion of CHM 130 before enrolling in this course.
Information: IN is the integrated version of the course with the lecture and lab taught simultaneously.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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BIO157 Basic Histology for Anatomy and Physiology Credit Hours: 1.00
Structure and function of tissues found in the human body. Includes epithelial, connective, muscle, and nerve tissues.
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Recommendation: Prior completion of or concurrent enrollment in BIO 181IN is recommended.
Information: Completion of this course and BIO 181IN with grades of C or better will enable a student to enroll in BIO 201IN.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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BIO160IN Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology Credit Hours: 4.00
Structure and dynamics of the human body. Includes foundations such as chemical, cellular and tissue levels of organization. Also includes major structures and functions of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems.
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Information: IN is the integrated version of the course with the lecture and lab taught simultaneously.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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BIO181IN General Biology I: (Majors) SUN# BIO1181 Credit Hours: 4.00
Principles of structure and function of living things at the molecular and cellular levels of organization. Includes introduction to the scientific process, scientific measurements and laboratory techniques, chemistry of cells, organization of cells, metabolism, cell communication, patterns of cell division, patterns of inheritance, nucleic acids, gene expression, and biotechnology.
Prerequisite(s): With a grade of C or better: CHM 151, REA 112 (or assessment above this level) and WRT 100 or 106 (or assessment into WRT 101).
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Recommendation: BIO 100IN or BIO 156IN is recommended for students who did not complete one year of general high school biology with a grade of B or better.
Information: IN is the integrated version of the course with the lecture and lab taught simultaneously.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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BIO182IN General Biology II: (Majors) SUN# BIO1182 Credit Hours: 4.00
Principles of living things at the levels of organism, population, community, and ecosystem. Includes evolution of life, classification of organisms, survival strategies, interactions between organisms and with their environment, ecosystem structure, and human impacts upon the biosphere.
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Recommendation: Completion of BIO 181IN before enrolling in this course.
Information: IN designates an integrated lecture/lab combination.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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BIO183IN Marine Biology Credit Hours: 4.00
Survey of marine environments and their biotic communities. Includes scientific measurements and laboratory techniques, principles of marine science, life in the marine environment, structure and function of marine ecosystems, and humans and the sea. Also includes an emphasis on the natural history of marine organisms.
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Information: IN is the integrated version of the course with the lecture and lab taught simultaneously.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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BIO184IN Plant Biology Credit Hours: 4.00
Study of principles and processes in plant biology with emphasis on vascular plants. Includes plant structure, plant physiology and development, genetics, and evolution, and ecology.
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Information: IN is the integrated version of the course with the lecture and lab taught simultaneously.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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BIO201IN Human Anatomy and Physiology I SUN# BIO2201 Credit Hours: 4.00
Structure and function of the body. Includes levels of organization, homeostasis and disease, anatomical terms, integumentary system, skeletal system and articulations, muscular and nervous systems, autonomic nervous system, and special senses.
Prerequisite(s): BIO 156IN with a C or better; or BIO 157 and BIO 181IN each with a grade of C or better; or completion of a 200 level (or higher) Human Anatomy and Physiology course with a C or better; or required score on the Biology Assessment Exam.
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Information: IN is the integrated version of the course with the lecture and lab taught simultaneously.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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BIO202IN Human Anatomy and Physiology II SUN# BIO2202 Credit Hours: 4.00
Continuation of BIO 201IN. Includes the structure and function of the endocrine cardiovascular, lymphatic/immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems.
Prerequisite(s): BIO 201IN with a C or better.
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Information: IN designates an integrated lecture/lab combination.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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BIO203 Anatomy and Physiology Review for Health Related Professions Credit Hours: 1.25
Review of human body systems which includes clinical application of human anatomy and physiology. Includes the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, circulatory, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary/renal, and reproductive systems.
Prerequisite(s): BIO 201IN and 202IN with a C or better.
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Recommendation: For students who are preparing to take board exams in the health related professions, or those who wish to review anatomy and physiology.
Information: May be taken 3 times for a maximum of 3.75 credit hours.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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BIO205IN Microbiology SUN# BIO2205 Credit Hours: 4.00
Overview of the microbial world (bacteria, protozoa, fungi, and viruses). Includes microbial cell structure and function; diversity of microorganisms; growth; metabolism; microbial genetics; the identification of microorganisms; and the role of microorganisms in disease and immunity. Also includes principles of microbial control; antibiotic resistance; epidemiology; and pathogenesis; as well as laboratory exercises to provide firsthand experience with the organisms and processes discussed in lecture.
Prerequisite(s): BIO 156IN or 160IN or 181IN or required score on the Biology assessment test.
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Recommendation: Completion of CHM 130 or equivalent.
Information: IN is the integrated version of the course with the lecture and lab taught simultaneously.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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BIO206 Biotechnology Instrumentation I Credit Hours: 4.00
Principles and methodologies of recombinant DNA technology. Includes preparation of solutions and growth media in a laboratory setting, and genetic analyses.
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Offered: Fall.
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BIO207 Biotechnology Instrumentation II Credit Hours: 4.00
Principles and methodologies of protein expression, isolation, identification and purification. Includes immunological and cell culture techniques.
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Information: Consent of instructor required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Spring.
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BIO218 Human Pathophysiology Credit Hours: 4.00
Pathophysiological processes in humans and the development of clinical reasoning skills that distinguish between normal physiology and the physiology of disease or injury. Includes the etiology, clinical presentation, and appropriate treatment of selected disease processes. Also includes the pathophysiology of the hematological, cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, endocrine, gastrointestinal, pancreatic, neurologic, musculoskeletal and reproductive systems.
Prerequisite(s): BIO 201IN, 202IN, and 205IN with a grade of C or better.
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Information: This course is a prerequisite for the concurrent Associate Degree/Baccalaureate Degree Nursing program through Pima Community College and Northern Arizona University.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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BIO250 Biomedical Ethics Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to the nature and scope of decision making in public health, medicine and health care, as it relates to bioethical issues. Includes overview of dilemmas in bioethics, legal, social and ethical issues in human genetics, the beginning of life, and the end of life. Also includes life and death decisions, human organ transplantation, and regulations of human research.
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Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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BIO295LB Independent Research in Biology Credit Hours: 1-4.00
Experience in scientific laboratory or field research. Specific content to be determined by student and instructor.
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Information: One semester of biology and consent of instructor are required before enrolling in this course.
Information: May be taken three times for a maximum of twelve credit hours.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
BIO296 Special Projects in Biology Credit Hours: 1-4.00
Exploration of special interest areas. Content to be determined by student and facilitator/instructor.
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Information: One year of biology is required before enrolling in this course.
Information: May be taken two times for a maximum of eight credit hours.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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BIO299WK Co-op Work: Biotechnology Credit Hours: 3.00
A supervised cooperative work program for students in the biotechnology industry or academic research. Includes teacher-coordinators working with students and their supervisors in industry or research. Also includes developing competency and improved self-confidence in the biotechnology workplace.
Prerequisite(s): BIO 206 and 207 with a grade of B or better.
Course Corequisites: BIO 299
Recommendation: Completion of CHM 236 before enrolling in this course.
Information: Consent of instructor is required before enrolling in this course.
Information: This may be paid or unpaid experience.
Information: May be taken two times for a maximum of six credit hours.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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BIO299 Co-op: Biotechnology Credit Hours: 1.00
Principles of job success. Includes biotechnology workplace skills; communication; time and energy management; stress and its management; careers; placing yourself on the job market; principles, techniques, and practices in the career field; and problems in the work situation.
Prerequisite(s): BIO 206 and 207 with a grade of B or better.
Course Corequisites: BIO 299WK
Recommendation: Completion of CHM 236 before enrolling in this course.
Information: Consent of instructor is required before enrolling in this course.
Information: May be taken two times for a maximum of two credit hours.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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