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Biology
Course Code
BIOL 1100  Credits 3.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Introduction to Biology 
Description This course presents biology as a series of fundamental concepts, all focusing on the theme of the unity and diversity of life. It examines four broad topics: genetics (including Mendelian inheritance, mitosis, meiosis and molecular genetics), evolution (Darwin's theory, evidence of evolution and the history of life, including humans), organismal biology (the classification, diversity, and evolutionary history of prokaryotes and eukaryotes), and ecology (energy flow, nutrient cycling, ecosystems and biogeography) and conservation biology. The course includes two hours of laboratory instruction per week. 
MnTC Goal 3 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.



Course Code
BIOL 1120  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Nutrition 
Description This course considers the nutrients and their functions in the human body, basic nutritional requirements, nutrition tools, and guidelines for making sound food choices and reading food labels. You will learn how to plan a balanced diet and how to evaluate nutrition behaviors using popular nutrition literature. No previous coursework in biology is required. Offered as both an on-campus and Web course. This course fulfills the lab-like experience requirements for MnTC Goal Area 3. 
MnTC Goal 3 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.



Course Code
BIOL 1127  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Human Biology 
Description This one semester course is designed to introduce concepts needed to study the complexity of humans in a biological world. The body systems are investigated and understood in a pattern of wellness. Ecological and genetic topics are also studied. This course is not part of the Nursing Program or replace BIOL 2200 as a prerequisite to BIOL 2224: Anatomy and BIOL 2225: Physiology. This course has an optional lab (BIOL 1128). Completion of both BIOL 1127 and BIOL 1128 are required to count toward MnTC Goal Area 3.  
MnTC Goal 3 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.



Course Code
BIOL 1128  Credits 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Human Biology Lab 
Description Laboratory examination of topics covered in BIOL 1127. This one semester laboratory course is designed to introduce concepts in the laboratory setting. Investigative hands-on Lab procedures and simulations are utilized to study the complexity of humans in a biological world. The body systems are investigated and understood in a pattern of wellness. Ecological and genetic topics are also studied. This course is not part of the Nursing Program. Completion of both BIOL 1127 and BIOL 1128 are required to count toward MnTC Goal Area 3.  
MnTC Goal 3 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.

Pre/Co-requisites

BIOL 1127.

 


Course Code
BIOL 1136  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Environmental Science 
Description This course is a topical examination of issues related to the increasing human impact on, and exploitation of, the biosphere, focusing on Earth’s ecological systems, resource and energy use and pollution. This course has an optional lab (BIOL 1136). Completion of both BIOL 1136 and BIOL 1137 are required count towards MnTC Goal Area 3.  
MnTC Goal 3| Goal 10 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.



Course Code
BIOL 1137  Credits 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Environmental Science Lab 
Description This course is a practical examination of issues raised in BIOL 1136 that are related to the human impact on Earth’s ecological systems; resource and energy use and pollution. It will introduce students to doing outdoor field investigations. Completion of both BIOL 1136 and BIOL 1137 are required count as a MnTC Goal Area 3.  
MnTC Goal 3| Goal 10 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.

Pre/Co-requisites

BIOL 1136.

 


Course Code
BIOL 1160  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Biology of Women 
Description This course is designed to give you an opportunity to explore aspects of biology that apply specifically to women. Within the context of body image, this course examines the biological principles, concepts and vocabulary associated with the following topics: the skin; the female reproductive system; menstruation and menopause; pregnancy and fetal development; infertility; genetics and biological sex differentiation. No previous coursework in biology is required. This course fulfills the lab-like experience requirements for MnTC Goal Area 3.  
MnTC Goal 3 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.



Course Code
BIOL 1190  Credits 2.00 Lec View Details
Title Biomedical Terminology 
Description This course develops a standard base of commonly used Greek and Latin stem words, prefixes and suffixes from which a working technical vocabulary can be constructed for those in nursing, natural sciences, pre-professional fields and other allied health fields. 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.



Course Code
BIOL 1226  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Human Diseases and Drugs 
Description This course uses active-learning and interactive strategies to introduce principles of common human diseases and their pharmaceutical treatments and examine social influences on diseases and treatment. You will predict how genetic and lifestyle choices injure structures to change functions to cause diseases, compare and contrast the most commonly prescribed drugs, and calculate dosages. You will also apply the scientific process by making predictions/forming hypotheses, collecting data to test predictions/hypotheses, and analyzing and communicating results. This course includes a laboratory-like experience.  
MnTC Goal 3| Goal 9 
Prerequisites  

Math Placement score of 39 or higher.



Course Code
BIOL 2200  Credits 3.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Principles of Biology 
Description This course examines the major concepts of biology and is designed for students majoring in Biology, Nursing, and other science related fields. Topics provide you with an understanding of the scientific method, basic biochemistry, cell biology, bioenergetics, reproduction, development, genetics, biotechnology, evolution, and ecology. The lecture/theory portion of this course is offered BOTH on campus in the classroom and as a Web course. This course includes two hours of required lab per week, which must be taken on campus. This course is also appropriate for liberal arts students seeking General Education credits. 
MnTC Goal 3 
Prerequisites  

CHEM 1020 or High School Chemistry with a grade of "C" (2.0) or higher. It is highly recommended that students have a placement into READ 1300.



Course Code
BIOL 2205  Credits 3.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Genetics 
Description This course presents the principles of genetics at the molecular, cellular and population levels. Chromosome structure and function, gene mapping, mutation and selection, variation, and regulation of gene expression are covered. This course includes two hours of required lab per week. 
MnTC Goal 3 
Prerequisites  

BIOL 2200.



Course Code
BIOL 2224  Credits 3.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Anatomy 
Description This course provides an in-depth study of tissues and the anatomy of all human body systems. The course focuses on how the shape and composition of the anatomical structures allows them to perform their functions. Pathology of the anatomy may be included, but normal anatomy will be stressed. The required lecture/theory portion of this course may be offered on campus, blended/hybrid, or online. The required lab portion of this course may be offered on campus or online. Students MUST register for both one section of lecture and one section of lab. This course includes two hours of required lab per week. 
MnTC Goal 3 
Prerequisites  

BIOL 2200, CHEM 1020; or one full year of both high school chemistry and general biology with grades of straight "C" (2.0) or above within the last five years.



Course Code
BIOL 2225  Credits 3.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Physiology 
Description This course provides an in-depth study of the functioning of most body systems including the muscle, nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary and endocrine systems. Dysfunctions may be included, but normal physiology will be stressed. The lecture/theory portion of this course is offered BOTH on campus in the classroom and as a Web course. This course includes two hours of required lab per week, which must be taken on campus. 
MnTC Goal 3 
Prerequisites  

BIOL 2224.



Course Code
BIOL 2226  Credits 2.00 Lec View Details
Title Pathophysiology 
Description This course provides an in-depth study of the chemical, biological and psychological process involved with alterations of health, using systemic and nonsystemic approaches. This course is offered BOTH on campus and as a Web course. 
Prerequisites  

BIOL 2225.



Course Code
BIOL 2230  Credits 2.00 Lec View Details
Title Microbiology 
Description This course is an inquiry into the structure, function, and disease causing properties of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms and viruses. Students will learn normal and pathogenic microorganisms. The cellular basis of microbial disease mechanisms will also be covered. Students will also learn the body’s immunological defenses against pathogens and current medical therapies. This course has an optional lab (BIOL 2231). Completion of both BIOL 2230 and BIOL 2231 are required to count toward MnTC Goal Area 3.  
MnTC Goal 3 
Prerequisites  

BIOL 2200.



Course Code
BIOL 2231  Credits 2.00 Lab View Details
Title Microbiology Lab 
Description In this course, you will learn culturing, microscopy and clinical microbiology techniques. Virology, microbial genetics and immunology are also included. This course meets on campus twice per week in two-hour sessions. Completion of both BIOL 2230 and BIOL 2231 are required to count toward MnTC Goal Area 3. 
MnTC Goal 3 
Prerequisites  

BIOL 2200.

Pre/Co-requisites

BIOL 2230.

 


Course Code
BIOL 2250  Credits 2.00 Lec 2.00 Lab View Details
Title Plant Biology 
Description This course examines the fundamentals of botany, including structure, function, physiology, and reproductive biology of plants and plant-like organisms. This course also studies the diversity, evolutionary history and ecology of flowering plants, algae, fungi, bryophytes, lower vascular plants, ferns and gymnosperms. This course includes four hours of required lab per week. 
MnTC Goal 3 
Prerequisites  

BIOL 1100 or BIOL 2200.



Course Code
BIOL 2260  Credits 3.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Animal Biology 
Description This course compares the ways in which different animal phyla have solved problems of existence including, for example, support, nervous coordination, locomotion, excretion, respiration and reproduction. Additionally, the course provides a basic framework for understanding the origins and relationships of the major groups of animals. This course includes two hours of required lab per week. Performing dissections is required. 
MnTC Goal 3 
Prerequisites  

BIOL 1100 or BIOL 2200.



Course Code
BIOL 2500  Credits 2.00 Lec 2.00 Lab View Details
Title Molecular Biology 
Description This course will use an applications-based approach to molecular and cellular biology. You will explore the theories needed to understand and use techniques of molecular biology and methods used to establish current theories. The laboratory will expose you extensively to techniques widely used in academic and industry laboratories. 
MnTC Goal 3 
Prerequisites  

BIOL 2231.