integration of the academic, social, personal, and spiritual aspects of each studentâ€™s life, and the animation of the tenets of Catholic social teaching in daily life and work. In addition to the general goals inherent in each First Year seminar, BIOL 100 provides the student with the opportunity to examine the process of scientific reasoning and analysis, to review career options in the field of biology, to consider how one can merge the philosophies of science and the humanities, and how one can reconcile the empirical disciplines of the sciences with the spiritual aspects of faith based learning. 2 credits, Fall BIOL 101: General Biology This course is for the nonbiology major dealing with general biological principles and brief surveys of the plant and animal world including some laboratory exercises and demonstrations. 3 credits, Fall BIOL 103: Environmental Issues This course is a study of our environment and some of the interactions between humans and their surroundings. The course analyzes through an interdisciplinary approach how humans and their social institutions interact with physical and biological systems of the environment. The course surveys the most urgent environmental health problems facing humanity today. 3 credits, Fall, Spring BIOL 104: Human Biology This course is designed to introduce students to some of the many complex, yet fascinating, processes of the human body. The course begins with a review of basic principles of chemistry. This introduction is followed by a limited discussion of cellular structure and metabolism. Subsequently the basic structure and functions of selected organ systems are discussed. The course also introduces students to some of the newer advances in medical and research technologies that are impacting our society, e.g. cloning, recombinant DNA technology, genetic engineering, stem cell research, and gene therapy. 3 credits, Fall, Spring BIOL 105: Human Biology Lab Lab exercises complement topics in BIOL 104. Concurrent with BIOL 104.
1 credit, Fall, Spring
BIOL 106: Introductory Microbiology This course covers basic morphological and behavioral characteristics of microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, prions, viruses, and protozoa) predominately associated with humans. Topics expand over microbial affiliations with different diseases, epidemiology, pathology and control. Additionally, an introduction to applied microbiology will be discussed. 3 credits, Fall, Spring BIOL 107: Introductory Microbiology Lab This course consists of labs which complement topics taught in BIOL 106. Concurrent with BIOL 106. 1 credit, Fall, Spring BIOL 108: Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology I This course is a survey of anatomy and physiology of the human body. The first semester covers basic principles of biochemistry, metabolism, information processing, the cell, and the tissues. This leads to consideration of these body systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and endocrine. 3 credits, Fall BIOL 109: Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology I Lab This course consists of labs which complement topics taught in BIOL 108. Concurrent with BIOL 108.
1 credit, Fall
BIOL 110: Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology II This is a continuation of BIOL 108 and covers structure and function of the cardiovascular, respiratory, immune, digestive, and excretory systems. It concludes with a unit on reproduction and development. Prerequisite: BIOL 108 3 credits, Spring