Topics in Biology courses provide an in-depth understanding of a topic in the Biological Sciences. As in other introductory biology courses, each Topics course details fundamental principles and concepts in the discipline but in the context of a specific topic. Topics in Biology may be taken as elective credit by students majoring in Biology provided they have not already taken an upper level Biology course of similar content; however, Topics in Biology will not satisfy a course requirement for the major in Biology.
Similar to BIOL 104 but includes a laboratory component.
Consortium course at Christian Brothers University. An introduction to human anatomy and physiology designed for and required by some nursing, physical therapy, and physician assistant programs. Often accepted to fulfill Anatomy and/or Physiology requirements at pharmacy programs. This course is not designed or recommended for those seeking acceptance at medical, dental, or veterinary medical schools. This course is taught by and at our cross-town partner, Christian Brothers University. Availability is learned at the start of their semester. Registration requires specific steps.
Consortium course at Christian Brothers University. A continuation following Human Anatomy and Physiology I. Same specifics as Biology 115, 115L, listed above.
This course focuses on a scientific understanding of the environment as well as on people’s impact upon the natural world. Emphasis is on critical evaluation of environmental issues based on scientific principles. The fundamental ecological principles are the foundations for the students’ learning and understanding of, among others, human population dynamics, natural resources, energy sources and their use, and sustainable human systems. Through field-based laboratories, the students learn how to evaluate and quantify the ecosystem services provided by an urban park like Overton Park.
An examination of the structure and functions of life at the cellular level. Topics include the organization of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, the role of proteins in cell structure and metabolism, membrane structure and function, bioenergetics, interactions between a cell and its environment, and the mechanisms of heredity. Biology 130 and 131L are linked co-requisites. Both must be completed successfully for F7 credit.
An introduction to investigative techniques in biology and skills required for the analysis and presentation of scientific findings, with emphasis on topics at the cellular level. Biology 130 and 131L are linked co-requisites. Both must be completed successfully for F7 credit.
A study of biological principles at the level of organisms and above. This course covers the mechanisms of evolution; plant and animal development, anatomy, and physiology; behavior and ecology. Biology 140 and 141L are linked co-requisites.
Continued development of investigative techniques in biology and the skills required for the analysis and presentation of scientific findings, with emphasis on topics at the level of organisms and above. Biology 140 and 141L are linked co-requisites.
Evolution is the grand unifying idea of biology. This study of the evolutionary process will include discussion of the genetic mechanisms of variation, natural selection, change in populations, speciation, coevolution, hominid evolution and biogeography, as well as applications of evolutionary biology to real-world problems. The history of evolutionary ideas from before Darwin to the present will also be covered. Laboratories will involve original research design, data analysis, discussion of a many types of literature and presentation of ideas in a variety of formats.