Oct 22, 2021  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Course descriptions include the following elements:

Course Code,  Number, and Titles: The course code indicates the department or program in which the course is housed. The course number indicates the level at which the course should be taken. Generally, first-year students take 100-level courses; sophomores, 200-level; juniors, 300-level; and seniors, 400-level. Students are required to limit course selection to courses not more than one level above their class standing. First-year students are not permitted to enroll in 400-level courses. Undergraduate students who need 12 or fewer semester credits to complete all baccalaureate degree requirements may request permission from the Director of Graduate Studies to take courses for graduate credit to complete a regular course load during the semester of  graduation. However, undergraduate students may not enroll in courses at the 600-level or 700-level.

Credits: The number of semester hours of credit given upon completion of the course.

Course Content: A brief description of subject matter gives students an idea of what to expect in the course.

Prerequisites: If required or recommended, a prerequisite is either a course that must be completed prior to enrolling in the course or some other requirement that must be met prior to enrolling in the course.

Grading Method: If a course is offered on a grade-only or pass/no credit-only basis, that status is included in the course description. A department’s general pass/no credit policy is included in its listing of program requirements. Students should check the policy before enrolling in a course on a pass/no credit basis.

Frequency of Offering: Course descriptions may indicate how often the course is offered.

Note:

◎= Oral Intensive

◆ = Math/Critical Analysis Intensive

△ = Writing Intensive

✽ = Physical Development and Wellness Graduation Requirement

 

Biology

  
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    BIOL 172 - Medical Terminology B


    (1 S.H.)

    Scientific terminology as it applies to human and veterinary medicine, dentistry, and related professions. Topics include prefixes and suffixes, numbers, amounts, colors, and positions as well as all systems of the human body. Independent study using CDs and study guide. Letter grade only. Each course is offered each semester.
  
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    BIOL 173 - Medical Terminology C


    (1 S.H.)

    Scientific terminology as it applies to human and veterinary medicine, dentistry, and related professions. Topics include prefixes and suffixes, numbers, amounts, colors, and positions as well as all systems of the human body. Independent study using CDs and study guide. Letter grade only. Each course is offered each semester.
  
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    BIOL 180 - Investigative Science I: Physical Science in Your Environment


    (4 S.H.)

    An integrated science experience designed specifically for elementary education majors. Inquiry-based exploration of chemical and physical characteristics of nature in the regional and global community. Focus on development of pre-service student pedagogical content knowledge and connections to state and national science education standards as relates to teaching science in elementary schools. Meets GOAL 3. Lecture and laboratory combined. Grade only. Field trips required. Offered every semester. Note: Students can enroll in either BIOL 180, CHEM 180, GEOS 180 or PHYS 180, but they cannot earn credit for more than one course.
  
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    BIOL 185 - Investigative Science III: Scientific Investigation of your Environment


    (4 S.H.)

    An integrated Earth and Life Science experience through inquiry-based, hands-on exploration of Earth, Space and Life Science content. Emphasis on science education principles and connections to state and national science education standards. Meets GOAL 3. Lecture and laboratory combined. Prerequisites: BIOL 180, CHEM 180, GEOS 180, or PHYS 180. Grade only. Field trip required. Offered on demand. Note: Students can enroll in either BIOL 185, CHEM 185, GEOS 185 or PHYS 185, but they cannot earn credit for more than one course.
  
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    BIOL 203 - Natural History


    (4 S.H.)

    Ecology, life history, behavior and identification of plants and animals in local habitats including forests, prairies, lakes, and streams. Lecture, laboratory, and field trips. Offered yearly.
  
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    BIOL 204 - Elements of Anatomy and Physiology


    (4 S.H.)

    Introduction to the structure and function of the human body designed especially for physical education, recreation, and health majors. Offered according to demand.
  
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    ✽ BIOL 206 - Normal Nutrition


    (3 S.H.)

    Basic principles of nutrition and the nutritional needs of individuals at different age levels. Lecture only. Prerequisites:   . Offered each semester.
  
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    BIOL 209 - Microbiology


    (3 S.H.)

    Introduction to microbiology including study of prokaryotic, eukaryotic, and viral microorganisms important to human health, microbial growth, microbial control, microbial nutrition, and microbial cultivation. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisites: CHEM 210 - General, Organic, and Biochemistry . Offered yearly.
  
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    BIOL 211 - Anatomy and Physiology I


    (4 S.H.)

    First course of a year-long sequence to study the anatomy and physiology of the human body.  Includes terminology and orientation of the body, basics of chemistry, cytology, histology, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems.  Meets GOAL 3. Lecture and laboratory. Offered each semester.
  
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    BIOL 212 - Anatomy and Physiology II


    (4 S.H.)

    The second course of a year-long sequence to study the anatomy and physiology of the human body.  Includes structure and function of the endocrine, circulatory, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems; nutrition and metabolism; fluid and ionic balance.  Meets GOAL 3. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisites: BIOL 211 - Anatomy and Physiology I . Offered each semester.
  
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    BIOL 241 - Basics of Life


    (4 S.H.)

    One of two introductory courses in the principles of biology.  Introduces the basic life processes at the molecular, cellular, tissue, and organismal levels.   Meets GOAL 3.  Lecture and laboratory. Offered each semester.
  
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    BIOL 242 - Organismal Diversity


    (4 S.H.)

    One of  two introductory courses in the principles of biology.  Introduces ways in which organisms carry out basic life processes (e.g., gas exchange, nutrition) and interactions between organisms.  Meets GOAL 3. Lecture and laboratory. Offered each semester.
  
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    BIOL 269 - Human Reproduction


    (3 S.H.)

    The biology of human reproduction. The aim of this course is to present a basic but comprehensive survey of many aspects of human reproduction. Topics include anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and normal and abnormal functions of all aspects of reproduction. Meets GOAL 9. Lecture and discussion. Offered yearly.
  
  
  
  
  
  
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    BIOL 311 - Genetics Laboratory


    (1 S.H.)

    An optional laboratory to accompany Genetics (◆ BIOL 310 - Genetics  ). Includes experiments from classical, molecular, and cytogenetics. Prerequisites: Concurrent or previous enrollment in ◆ BIOL 310 - Genetics  . Letter Grade only. Offered yearly.
  
  
  
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    BIOL 314 - Current Issues in Plant Biology


    (4 S.H.)

    This course reviews a broad range of current topics/issues in plant biology by way of discussion and laboratory. Some of the topics are controversial and will intersect with social, ethical, and political aspects of biology (i.e., biotechnology, ethnobotany). Other topics will introduce students to current methodologies (i.e., forensic botany, genetic engineering, phytoremediation) and unorthodox ways of thinking about plants (i.e., consider whether plants have intelligence, plant sex and sex change, tales from the underground, etc.). Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisites: BIOL 241 - Basics of Life  and BIOL 242 - Organismal Diversity . Offered alternate years.
  
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    ◎ BIOL 315 - Environmental Biology


    (3 S.H.)

    A study of human impacts on the natural environment. Modern conservation measures, pollution prevention, and habitat management procedures are treated in depth. Lecture, laboratory, and field trips. Prerequisites: △ BIOL 308 - Cell Biology , ◆ BIOL 310 - Genetics , and BIOL 312 - General Ecology  or instructor’s permission. Offered alternate years.
  
  
  
  
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    BIOL 321 - Clinical Anatomy


    (3 S.H.)

    A study of the human body from both systemic and regional perspectives, integrating cytology, histology, and gross anatomy. Online. Prerequisites: CLSC Major, BIOL 241 - Basics of Life  or △ BIOL 308 - Cell Biology , or permission of instructor.  Grade only. Offered yearly.
  
  
  
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    BIOL 324 - General Physiology Laboratory


    (2 S.H.)

    An extensive laboratory course intended to introduce students to the classic physiology exercises as well as new techniques used to address questions about how a body functions. Exercise topics may include muscle physiology, neurophysiology, ECG, blood pressure, sensory investigations, respiratory functions, and diving response. Prerequisites: Concurrent or previous enrollment in △ BIOL 323 - General Physiology . Offered yearly.
  
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    BIOL 327 - Developmental Biology Laboratory


    (1 S.H.)

    An experimental study of the mechanisms of changes that occur during embryonic development. Laboratory. Prerequisites: concurrent or previous enrollment in ◎ BIOL 309 - Developmental Biology . Offered alternate years.
  
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    BIOL 330 - Biomedical Ethics


    (3 S.H.)

    Ethical issues in health care such as abortion, termination of treatment, euthanasia, truth-telling and confidentiality, medical experimentation and informed consent, transplant surgery, artificial insemination, surrogate pregnancy, or the allocation of medical resources.  Meets GOAL 10. Lecture only. Offered yearly.
  
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    BIOL 333 - Clinical Laboratory Techniques


    (3 S.H.)

    Introduction to basic and specialized clinical laboratory techniques. These include formulating chemical solutions and compounds, phlebotomy, collection and processing of clinical specimens, aseptic techniques and culturing of organisms, and the safe handling and disposal of laboratory materials. Includes off-site visits to observe hospital and clinical laboratories. Prerequisites: CHEM 212 - Principles of Chemistry I  and CHEM 213 - Principles of Chemistry II . Offered yearly.
  
  
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    BIOL 340 - Virology


    (3 S.H.)

    Basic properties of viruses. Includes viral structure, assays, replication, diseases, genetic properties, mechanisms of interaction with cells, viral oncogenesis, and interference with viral multiplication. Lecture only. Prerequisites: △ BIOL 308 - Cell Biology . Offered yearly.
  
  
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    BIOL 351 - Agroecology


    (3 S.H.)

    An introduction to the theory of agroecology and the current practices of sustainable agriculture. The components of farm management will be studied within the context of a complex ecosystem. Lecture, field studies, and laboratory will integrate concepts of agroecology with actual practices in sustainable agriculture. Prerequisites: ◆ BIOL 310 - Genetics , BIOL 312 - General Ecology , and CHEM 212 - Principles of Chemistry I . Offered alternate years.
  
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    BIOL 360 - Entomology


    (4 S.H.)

    The largest group of organisms on earth is explored through personal collections, projects, lecture, and laboratory exercises. Students sample morphology, life history strategies, and the diversity of the group through lecture discussions and laboratory exercises. Prerequisites: △ BIOL 308 - Cell Biology , ◆ BIOL 310 - Genetics , and BIOL 312 - General Ecology . Offered alternate years.
  
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    BIOL 365 - The Cultures and Ecology of East Africa – Tanzania


    (4 S.H.)

    This is a four-week specialized travel study course, which deals with the cultural and natural resources of east Africa, specifically Tanzania. An immersive classroom experience is followed by a three-week study tour in Tanzania. Specific attention is paid to the cultural and natural resources of the area. Students visit traditional villages, schools, hospitals, national parks and game reserves, and cultural sites.  Meets GOAL 7. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or higher and instructor’s permission. Grade only. Offered summers of alternate years.
  
  
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    BIOL 393 - Animal Cell Culture


    (4 S.H.)

    Introduction to basic and specialized techniques of eukaryotic cell culture. Techniques include aseptic technique, in vitro cell cultivation, cell enumeration, viability determination, hybridoma technique for monoclonal antibody production, cryopreservation, and cell cloning. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisites: △ BIOL 308 - Cell Biology . Offered yearly.
  
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    BIOL 394 - Plant Tissue Culture, Principles and Application


    (4 S.H.)

    Basic plant tissue culture techniques. Use of these methods in commercial propagation of plants, production of disease-free plants, and genetic improvement of ornamental and crop plants. Laboratory and discussions. Prerequisites: △ BIOL 308 - Cell Biology . Offered alternate years.
  
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    BIOL 399 - Internship


    (1-12 S.H.)

    Supervised experiences at a government, industrial, or research institution. Credits do not replace other required or elective courses in the Biology Major, but count as general elective credit. May be repeated up to 12 S.H. Prerequisites: △ BIOL 308 - Cell Biology , ◆ BIOL 310 - Genetics , and BIOL 312 - General Ecology . Only 3 S.H. may be taken for letter grade. Offered each semester.
  
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    BIOL 400 - Individual Problems in Biology I


    (1-3 S.H.)

    An opportunity for the qualified advanced undergraduate student to work independently. Prerequisites: Instructor’s permission. Letter grade only. Offered each semester. May be repeated to a total of 3 S.H.
  
  
  
  
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    ◎ BIOL 409 - General Microbiology


    (4 S.H.)

    The anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, genetics, taxonomy, and ecology of microorganisms, especially bacteria; includes applications to agriculture, medicine, and industry. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisites: △ BIOL 308 - Cell Biology , ◆ BIOL 310 - Genetics , and BIOL 340 - Virology . Offered yearly.
  
  
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    BIOL 411 - Protein Structure and Function


    (1 S.H.)

    An advanced study of protein primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary structure using the data found in the National Institutes of Health Protein Data Bank, along with software for visualization and presentation of crystallographic data. Protein functions will be correlated with the structural features through primary literature, monographs, and textbooks. Lecture and demonstration. Prerequisites: △ BIOL 308 - Cell Biology , and CHEM 340 - Organic Chemistry Survey  or CHEM 350 - Principles of Organic Chemistry I . Letter Grade only. Offered according to demand.
  
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    △ BIOL 415 - Ecology of Large Rivers


    (4 S.H.)

    Examination of the geological, physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of large river ecosystems. Includes review of several river systems with comparisons to the upper Mississippi River. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisites: △ BIOL 308 - Cell Biology , ◆ BIOL 310 - Genetics , and BIOL 312 - General Ecology  or instructor’s permission. Offered alternate years.
  
  
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    ◎ BIOL 423 - Ecosystem Ecology


    (3 S.H.)

    The structure and function of ecosystems including biochemical cycling, food webs, and introduction to modeling. Lecture only. Prerequisites: △ BIOL 308 - Cell Biology , ◆ BIOL 310 - Genetics , BIOL 312 - General Ecology , MATH 150 - Modeling Using Precalculus and Statistics , and MATH 155 - Modeling Using Calculus . Offered alternate years.
  
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    BIOL 424 - Biogeography


    (3 S.H.)

    A study of the dynamics of ranges and distribution changes of plants and animals on earth, with emphasis on the evolutionary, ecological, geological, and climatic influences on dispersal, extinction, and diversification. Lecture only. Prerequisites: △ BIOL 308 - Cell Biology , ◆ BIOL 310 - Genetics , and BIOL 312 - General Ecology . Offered alternate years.
  
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    BIOL 425 - Animal Behavior


    (3 S.H.)

    A study of how and why animals behave in the ways they do. Special attention is given to the observation and description of behavior and to the ensuing questions of immediate causation, development, evolution and function of behavior. Lecture and demonstration. Prerequisites: △ BIOL 308 - Cell Biology , ◆ BIOL 310 - Genetics , and BIOL 312 - General Ecology . Offered alternate years.
  
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    BIOL 427 - Advanced Topics in Biology


    (1-4 S.H.)

    In-depth study of an emerging field or relevant issue of special interest to faculty or advanced students of biology. Lecture only, or lecture and laboratory. Topic announced in advance. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Prerequisites: △ BIOL 308 - Cell Biology , ◆ BIOL 310 - Genetics , and BIOL 312 - General Ecology . Offered according to demand and staffing availability.
  
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    BIOL 430 - Molecular Biology


    (3 S.H.)

    This course provides an in depth investigation of the different molecules essential for proper cellular function. An emphasis will be placed on following the specific molecules and mechanisms involved in gene expression in how they relate to to development and human disease. DNA, RNA and protein structure will be examined and as well as their roles in genome organization and gene expression. Experimental techniques used in Molecular Biology Labs as well as in Biotechnology will also be covered. Prerequisites:  , △ BIOL 308 - Cell Biology , ◆ BIOL 310 - Genetics , and either CHEM 340 - Organic Chemistry Survey  or  . Grade only. Offered each semester
  
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    △ BIOL 431 - Molecular Biology Laboratory


    (4 S.H.)

    An intensive laboratory course introducing modern methods and instrumentation in molecular biology. Selected exercises in recombinant DNA technology, including DNA isolation and quantification, restriction enzyme analysis, gene cloning, Southern hybridization, DNA amplification via the polymerase chain reaction, DNA sequencing and introduction to sequence analysis software. Prerequisites: BIOL 430 - Molecular Biology  or concurrent enrollment; instructor’s permission. Offered yearly.
  
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    BIOL 440 - Clinical Physiology


    (3 S.H.)

    This course will review applied theory and practice in clinical chemistry and human physiology. This will be a review of basic and advanced information in clinical laboratory chemistry and how it relates to patient health and care. Laboratory and discussions. Prerequisites: △ BIOL 323 - General Physiology  and admission into the Clinical Laboratory Science program. Offered yearly.
  
  
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    BIOL 442 - Clinical Laboratory Management


    (1 S.H.)

    A comprehensive presentation of information relating to management skills within the clinical laboratory, including organizational structure, job descriptions, personnel and financial management, revenue generation, measurement standards, and compliance with governmental regulations. Prerequisites: Admission into the Clinical Laboratory Science program. Grade only. Offered yearly.
  
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    BIOL 443 - Urinalysis


    (1 S.H.)

    An introduction to the clinical study of human urine for students majoring in medical technology. The topics included are physiology, methodologies, and test performance as well as clinical significance in the areas of urinalysis, cerebrospinal fluids, and gastric analysis. Laboratory only. Prerequisites: △ BIOL 308 - Cell Biology , ◆ BIOL 310 - Genetics , and CHEM 340 - Organic Chemistry Survey . Letter grade only. Offered yearly.
  
  
  
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    BIOL 446 - Immunology Laboratory


    (1 S.H.)

    This course introduces students to the theory and application of modern immunological techniques. Topics include antibody detection methods using precipitation, agglutination, ELISA, western blot analysis, immunofluorescence, and immunoelectrophoresis. Other methods include SDS-PAGE, antigen preparation, protein analysis, T Cell isolation, and differential white blood cell counts. Prerequisites: Concurrent or previous enrollment in △ BIOL 445 - Immunology . Letter Grade only. Offered yearly.
  
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    BIOL 450 - Medical Technology I


    (12 S.H.)

    Laboratory medicine. Courses and content to be determined by the Director of Laboratories, Educational Coordinator, and staff of the affiliated hospital. Prerequisites: Medical technology or clinical laboratory science majors with senior standing and instructor’s permission. Letter grade only. Offered yearly.
  
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    BIOL 451 - Medical Technology II


    (12 S.H.)

    Laboratory medicine. Courses and content to be determined by the Director of Laboratories, Educational Coordinator, and staff of the affiliated hospital. Prerequisites: Medical technology or clinical laboratory science majors with senior standing and instructor’s permission. Letter grade only. Offered yearly.
  
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    BIOL 452 - Medical Technology III


    (1-4 S.H.)

    Laboratory medicine. Courses and content to be determined by the Director of Laboratories, Educational Coordinator, and staff of the affiliated hospital. Prerequisites: Medical technology or clinical laboratory science majors with senior standing and instructor’s permission. Letter grade only. Offered yearly.
  
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    BIOL 453 - Medical Technology IV


    (1-4 S.H.)

    Laboratory medicine. Courses and content to be determined by the Director of Laboratories, Educational Coordinator, and staff of the affiliated hospital. Prerequisites: Medical technology or clinical laboratory science majors with senior standing and instructor’s permission. Letter grade only. Offered yearly.
  
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    BIOL 454 - Medical Technology V


    (5 S.H.)

    Laboratory medicine. Content to be determined by the Director of Laboratories, Educational Coordinator, and staff of the affiliated hospital. Prerequisites: Medical technology or clinical laboratory science major with senior standing and instructor’s permission. Letter grade only. Offered yearly.
  
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    ◎ BIOL 456 - Clinical Immunohematology


    (2 S.H.)

    An advanced clinical immunohematology course for students in the Clinical Laboratory Science–Completion program with a focus on the theory and techniques for identification of blood antigens and antibodies and the clinical applications of these in blood banking and transfusion. Includes both online learning and on-site laboratory sessions. Prerequisites: Clinical Laboratory Science Completion (CLSC) major with successful clinical competency test completion and instructor’s permission. Letter grade only. Offered yearly.
  
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    BIOL 457 - Clinical Microbiology


    (2 S.H.)

    An advanced clinical microbiology course for students in the Clinical Laboratory Science Completion program with a focus on the identification and control of bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, and parasites. Includes both online learning and on-site laboratory sessions. Prerequisites: Clinical Laboratory Science Completion (CLSC) major with successful clinical competency test completion and instructor’s permission. Letter grade only. Offered yearly.
  
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    BIOL 458 - Clinical Hematology


    (2 S.H.)

    An advanced hematology course for students in the Clinical Laboratory Science – Completion program, with a focus on the clinical analysis of blood samples and the identification of blood pathologies. Includes both online learning and on-site laboratory sessions. Prerequisites: Clinical Laboratory Science Completion (CLSC) major with successful clinical competency test completion and instructor’s permission. Letter grade only. Offered yearly.
  
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    BIOL 459 - Clinical Experience


    (1-6 S.H.)

    An advanced clinical internship course for students in the Clinical Laboratory Science – Completion program, Includes both online learning and on-site laboratory sessions. Individual modules may be taken at different times. Prerequisites: Clinical Laboratory Science Completion (CLSC) major with successful clinical competency test completion and instructor’s permission. Letter grade only. Offered yearly.
  
  
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    ◎ BIOL 462 - Parasitology


    (4 S.H.)

    This course will examine medically and veterinary important parasites of the world. Each parasite will be studied thoroughly to include details of taxonomic classification, host spectrum, geographic distribution, morphology, life cycle requirements, pathogenesis, control measures, and public health significance. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisites: △ BIOL 308 - Cell Biology , ◆ BIOL 310 - Genetics , and CHEM 340 - Organic Chemistry Survey  or instructor’s permission. Offered yearly.
  
  
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    BIOL 481 - Cytotechnology I


    (12 S.H.)

    Cytotechnology clinical education. Courses and content to be determined by the Program Director, Educational Coordinator, and staff of the affiliated clinical education facility. Prerequisites: Cytotechnology major with senior standing and instructor’s permission. Letter grade only. Offered yearly.
  
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    BIOL 482 - Cytotechnology II


    (12 S.H.)

    Cytotechnology clinical education. Courses and content to be determined by the Program Director, Educational Coordinator, and staff of the affiliated clinical education facility. Prerequisites: Cytotechnology major with senior standing and instructor’s permission. Letter grade only. Offered yearly.
  
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    BIOL 483 - Cytotechnology III


    (4 S.H.)

    Cytotechnology clinical education. Courses and content to be determined by the Program Director, Educational Coordinator, and staff of the affiliated clinical education facility. Prerequisites: Cytotechnology major with senior standing and instructor’s permission. Letter grade only. Offered yearly.
  
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    BIOL 484 - Cytotechnology IV


    (4 S.H.)

    Cytotechnology clinical education. Courses and content to be determined by the Program Director, Educational Coordinator, and staff of the affiliated clinical education facility. Prerequisites: Cytotechnology major with senior standing and instructor’s permission. Letter grade only. Offered yearly.
  
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    BIOL 490 - Issues in Biology


    (3 S.H.)

    A course, intended for seniors, that promotes student understanding of the interrelated concerns of society and biology. Students will explore the social, ethical, and political implications of current issues in biology. Next, students will analyze a specific issue, develop arguments and counterarguments used by opposing positions, write a formal paper documenting at least two opposing views, and defend a position in a formal debate. Prerequisites: △ BIOL 308 - Cell Biology , ◆ BIOL 310 - Genetics , BIOL 312 - General Ecology  and senior standing or instructor’s permission. Letter grade only. Offered yearly.
  
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    BIOL 492 - Good Reads in Biology


    (3 S.H.)

    This course is intended for upper-division students of any major who wish to read and formally discuss several books broadly relating to the discipline of the biological sciences but written for a general audience. The book selections will change each time the course is offered depending on popular trends in publishing. Discussions, which will be led by students, are intended to be open, embracing all viewpoints and encouraging all students to express their opinions and feelings. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing or instructor’s permission. Letter grade only. Offered yearly.
  
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    BIOL 495 - Seminar in Biology


    (1 S.H.)

    Students prepare an in-depth written paper and/or an oral presentation based on original biological literature and learn to access and use scientific databases. Prerequisites: Senior standing or instructor’s permission. Offered each semester. May be taken twice for credit.
  
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    BIOL 496 - Undergraduate Thesis


    (1 S.H.)

    Students who have completed an extensive undergraduate research project (such as the projects completed by students in the Honors in Biology Program) are given the opportunity to work closely with a professor in writing and editing their own undergraduate theses. The finished thesis is expected to be an example of excellent collegiate scholarship and writing in scientific style. The manuscript will correctly use and cite appropriate current literature. Prerequisites: Instructor’s permission. Offered each semester.
  
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    △ BIOL 499 - Capstone Project


    (1-3 S.H.)

    An opportunity for an advanced biology student to work with a faculty member on an independent research project to fulfill the capstone requirement. Written report on results of research required. Prerequisites: △ BIOL 308 - Cell Biology , ◆ BIOL 310 - Genetics , BIOL 312 - General Ecology , and instructor’s permission. Letter grade only. Offered each semester. May be repeated to a maximum of 3 S.H.

Business Administration

  
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    BUSA 101 - Introduction to Law and the Legal Process


    (3 S.H.)

    A study of the law as part of a liberal education. Included are historical background, court systems and jurisdiction, criminal and civil procedure, common law, statutory law, administrative law, contracts, torts, family law, alternate dispute resolution, and remedies. Course not open to those students that have completed   or  .
  
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    BUSA 106 - Introduction to Business


    (3 S.H.)

    Develops broad, basic understanding of business institutions, functions, practices, and problems. Provides students with a good overview of the major business functional areas and current issues in business, as well as important topics such as international business and business ethics. Not open to students who have completed 15 or more credits in business. Grade only
  
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    BUSA 291 - Legal Environment of Business


    (3 S.H.)

    An introduction to the legal environment of business including dispute resolution systems and regulations affecting managerial decision making. Sophomore Standing Grade only.
  
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    BUSA 311 - Business Law II


    (3 S.H.)

    Partnerships, corporations, bankruptcy, secured transactions, real and personal property, trusts and estates, antitrust, securities, insurance, trademark, copyright, employment law, wills, and consumer protection. Prerequisites: for College of Business BS majors and minors: Admission to the College of Business, BUSA 291 - Legal Environment of Business . Prerequisites for all other majors and minors: Junior standing, BUSA 291 - Legal Environment of Business , and instructor’s permission. Grade only.
  
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    BUSA 321 - Applied Business Ethics


    (3 S.H.)

    This course examines ethics within an organization and the pressures derived from societal and governmental expectations. Students will review and critique legislation and judicial opinions addressing the entire continuum of organizational activities through the use of case studies. Prerequisites for College of Business BS majors and minors: Admission to the College of Business and junior standing. Prerequisites for all other majors and minors: Junior standing and instructor’s permission. Grade only.
  
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    BUSA 326 - Business and the Future


    (3 S.H.)

    This course includes a combination of lectures, student presentations, selected readings, and discussions that stimulate students to look into the future and imagine what changes will be taking place. The objective is to enhance competitiveness, stimulate creative thinking and innovation and, in so doing, to broaden the horizons and career potential of graduates. Prerequisites for College of Business BS majors and minors: Admission to the College of Business. Prerequisites for all other majors and minors: Junior standing and instructor’s permission. Grade only.
  
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    BUSA 331 - Internet Law


    (3 S.H.)

    An overview and discussion of the current state of the law with respect to computers and internet technology. Legal topics are analyzed to determine the implications for individuals and business. Consideration is given to the societal effects of these legal trends. Prerequisites for College of Business: BUSA 291 - Legal Environment of Business . Prerequisites for all other majors: Junior standing, BUSA 291 - Legal Environment of Business  and instructor’s permission. Grade only.
  
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    BUSA 351 - Employment Law


    (3 S.H.)

    An in-depth analysis of statutes and cases that regulate the employment setting. Topics include wrongful termination, privacy in the workplace, discrimination under Title VII, other statutory protections against discrimination, occupational safety and health requirements, minimum wages and overtime, and employee welfare programs such as social security and worker’s compensation. Prerequisites for College of Business BS majors and minors: Admission to the College of Business, and BUSA 291 - Legal Environment of Business . Prerequisites for all other major and minors: Junior standing, BUSA 291 - Legal Environment of Business , and instructor’s permission. Grade only.
  
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    BUSA 376 - Topics in Business


    (1-3 S.H.)

    An analysis of current topics and issues relevant to the milieu of business. The subject matter to be offered each semester is announced in advance by the department. May be repeated as topics change. Prerequisites for College of Business BS majors and minors: Admission to the College of Business and junior standing. Prerequisites for all other majors and minors: Junior standing and instructor’s permission. Grade only.
  
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    BUSA 398 - Internship


    (1-9 S.H.)

    Credits will not be counted in the Business Administration major, but as general elective credits. Prerequisites: Admission to the College of Business, junior standing, and concurrent enrollment in BUSA 399 - Internship Project . P/NC only.
  
  
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    BUSA 411 - International Business Law


    (3 S.H.)

    A study of a variety of transnational business transactions and applicable legal regulations. Prerequisites for College of Business BS majors and minors: Admission to the College of Business, junior standing, and BUSA 291 - Legal Environment of Business . Prerequisites for all other majors and minors: Junior standing, instructor’s permission, and BUSA 291 - Legal Environment of Business . Grade only.
  
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    BUSA 421 - Consumer Law


    (3 S.H.)

    A study of the major issues affecting consumers. Included are sales practices, warranties, advertising, credit extension, rates and disclosure requirements, collections, remedies, and housing. Prerequisites for College of Business BS majors and minors: Admission to the College of Business, and  . Prerequisites for all other majors and minors: Junior standing, instructor’s permission, and BUSA 291 - Legal Environment of Business . Grade only.
  
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    BUSA 441 - Health Care Law and Ethics


    (2 S.H.)

    Health care is a dynamic multi-national profession governed by increasingly complex laws. While heavily regulated, health care provides many business and entrepreneurial opportunities within the growing industry. Health Care Law and Ethics provides an overview of legal, regulatory, and ethical issues within the health care system. This course will provide an overview of tort liability as it relates to the medical field; respect for personhood in the professional-patient relationship; privacy issues based on advances in technology with a special emphasis on legal aspects of HIPAA, EHRs and PHRs; and patient rights. Prerequisites:  , Admission to the College of Business, or instructor permission. Grade only. Offered every three years as part of the HLC program.
 

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