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BIOL 100 General Biology for Non Majors (3 credits)
Basic biological concepts, interpretation and application of scientific methods, and effects of biological advances on society. Core curriculum science course; cannot be used for credit toward field of concentration in biology.

Prerequisite: Must have completed MATH 96 or higher or attained satisfactory score for placement into MATH 120 in ACT, SAT or placement tests.

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BIOL 124 Northeastern Nevada Plants (2 credits)
Study of plant identification, structure, floral adaptations, and plant ecology of native plants in northeastern Nevada.

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BIOL 190 Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology (4 credits)
Structure and function of cells. Major molecules of life; composition and physiology of cellular organelles; cell metabolism, reproduction, motility, and gene function of both plant and animal cells. Required for biology majors. Concurrent enrollment in a corresponding lab section is required for this course.

Prerequisite: Must have completed MATH 96, MATH 97, MATH 120 or higher, or attained satisfactory score for placement into MATH 120 in ACT, SAT or placement tests.

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BIOL 191 Introduction to Organismal Biology (4 credits)
The study of the evolution, ecology, and diversity of life, both past and present. Required for biology majors, but will partially satisfy the science requirement for all associate's degrees. Concurrent enrollment in a corresponding lab section is required for this course.

Prerequisite: Must have completed BIOL 190.

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BIOL 223 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits)
The morphology and physiology of cells, tissues, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems in a laboratory and lecture class. Designed for all life science majors but specifically for students in allied health programs. Concurrent enrollment in a corresponding lab section is required for this course.

Prerequisite: Must have completed or be taking BIOL 190.

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BIOL 224 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits)
A continuation of Biology 223 with consideration of the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, excretory, endocrine, and reproductive systems; increased emphasis on body chemistry. Concurrent enrollment in a corresponding lab section is required for this course.

Prerequisite: Must have completed BIOL 223.

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BIOL 251 General Microbiology (4 credits)
A laboratory and lecture course emphasizing taxonomy, morphology, physiology, infectious diseases, and ecology of microorganisms in addition to skills in aseptic procedures, isolation, and identification. Open to all life science majors and allied health majors.

Prerequisite: Must have completed BIOL 190.

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BIOL 299 Special Topics in Biology (1-4 credits)
Topics of interest emphasizing the natural history of the Great Basin including winter bird watching, hawk watching in the Goshutes, small mammal ecology, and the flowers of the Ruby Mountains. Includes field trips.

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BIOL 300 Principles of Genetics (4 credits)
Study of the basic principles of transmission of traits from one generation to the next. Topics include Mendelian, population, and molecular genetics with an emphasis on gene regulation. Both eukaryotic and prokaryotic systems will be described. Three hours of lecture with three hours of laboratory. It is recommended that student have completed CHEM 241 before enrolling in this course. Concurrent enrollment in a corresponding lab section is required for this course.

Prerequisite: Must have completed BIOL 190 and CHEM 122 and STAT 152 and be sophomore or higher standing.

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BIOL 305 Introduction to Conservation Biology (3 credits)
Fundamental topics in conservation biology including biodiversity, invasive and endangered species, reserve design, and environmental legislation. Lecture only.

Prerequisite: Must have completed BIOL 190 or BIOL 191.

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BIOL 320 Invertebrate Zoology (4 credits)
The study of animals that lack a dorsal nerve cord (backbone). This course explores the origin, evolution, taxonomy, physiology, and morphology of invertebrate members of the kingdom of Animalia. The laboratory component of this course emphasizes the similarities and differences of animal phyla and requires examination and dissection of preserved specimens. Concurrent enrollment in a corresponding lab section is required for this course.

Prerequisite: Must have completed BIOL 190 and BIOL 191 and be sophomore standing or higher.

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BIOL 331 Plant Taxonomy (3 credits)
The study of vascular plant identification, naming, and classification, within an evolutionary context. Evolutionary processes and the history of systematics will be discussed. Laboratory experiences will emphasize angiosperm family characteristics, the collection and preservation of plant specimens, and the identification of the northeastern Nevada flora. The course will require two hours of lecture with three hours of laboratory per week.

Prerequisite: Must have completed BIOL 190 or BIOL 191.

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BIOL 341 Principles of Ecology (3 credits)
The fundamentals of ecology studied at the levels of population, community, and ecosystems.

Prerequisite: Must have completed BIOL 190 and STAT 152.

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BIOL 400 Field School in Biology (4 credits)
This course is designed to provide students with field experience in biology. Students will study relationships between abiotic factors, plant communities, and the animals that utilize them. Field techniques will be emphasized. This course will meet for extended periods in the field requiring adequate preparation on the part of the student.

Prerequisite: Must have completed BIOL 190 and BIOL 191 and STAT 152 and have sophomore standing or higher.

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BIOL 410 Plant Physiology (3 credits)
A survey of the basic physiologic processes of plants. Topics include photosynthesis, metabolism, nutrition, growth and development, as well as effect of environment on these processes. It is recommended that student have completed CHEM 241 before enrolling in this course.

Prerequisite: Must have completed BIOL 190 and BIOL 191 and CHEM 122 and be sophomore standing.

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BIOL 434 Mammalogy (4 credits)
The study of mammals. This course explores the origin, evolution, taxonomy, morphology, physiology, biogeography, behavior, and ecology of mammals. Laboratory will stress identification and natural history of mammals native to Nevada.

Prerequisite: Must have completed BIOL 190 and BIOL 191 and be sophomore standing or higher.

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BIOL 447 Advanced Comparative Animal Physiology (3 credits)
Comparative physiology provides a detailed understanding of the diverse array of physiological systems evolved to allow animals to function in various environments. The comparative approach is used to understand physiological adaptations to various environments and the evolution of physiological systems. It is recommended that student have completed CHEM 241 before enrolling in this course.

Prerequisite: Student must have completed BIOL 190 and BIOL 191 and CHEM 122.

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BIOL 496 Advanced Topics in Modern Biology (1-3 credits)
Advanced study in a specialized area of biology. Topics are selected and published in the class schedule. May be repeated up to six credits. (Formerly BIOL 496, Special Topics)

Prerequisite: Must have completed BIOL 190 or BIOL 191. Instructor consent required.

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