Courses Descriptions

BIO 10104 Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 (4 credit hours)

This course examines the fundamental concepts of anatomy and physiology of the human organism with emphasis on cells, tissues, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, cardiovascular system and respiratory system. Three hours lecture, two hours lab. This course is for allied health majors. Prerequisites: C or better in High School Biology AND Chemistry or C- or better in Bio 11404 AND CHM 10404 Must have completed ENG 10503 or ENG 11103 with a C- or better and MTH 10403 with a C- or better or placement in the higher-level English and Math courses via placement exam score. Students enrolled in ENG 10503, ENG 11003 or MTH 10403 cannot enroll in BIO 10104.

BIO 10204 Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 (4 credit hours) 

This course examines the fundamental concepts of anatomy and physiology of the human organism with emphasis on nervous, endocrine, lymphatic, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. Three hours lecture, two hours lab. This course is designed for Allied Health majors. Prerequisite: C- or better in BIO 10104 (Nurses: C or better in BIO 10104). Spring.

BIO 10302 Microbiology for Nurses (2 credit hours)

This is a survey course to provide the student with an understanding of the basic concepts and methodology of the discipline of microbiology. This course provides a study of microorganisms with emphasis on their relationship to pathogenesis, disease prevention and principles of immunology. Two lecture hours. This course is designed for nursing students ONLY. Prerequisite: C- or better in BIO 10104 (Nurses: C or better in BIO 10104). Spring.

BIO 11004 Plants and People (4 Credit Hours)

This course will present interrelationships of plants and humans from both historical and modern points of view. Fundamentals of plant biology (structure, function, genetics, and evolution) are examined. Also presented will be origins of agriculture and civilization, tropical and temperate food plants, medicinal plants, drug plants, destruction of the environment and its ultimate effect on food plants. Lecture 3 hours, Lab 2 hour. Prerequisites: Must have completed ENG 10503 with a C- or better or placement in the higher-level English courses via placement exam score. Completion of MTH 10403 is highly recommended. Students enrolled in ENG 10503 cannot enroll in BIO 11004. Fall, Spring, Summer on demand.

BIO 11404 (TM) Principles of Biology (4 Credit Hours)

This course will cover major biological topics about the origin, development, and organization of life. Through lab activities, students will learn to analyze data and use the scientific method to solve problems. Current issues related to biological topics will be discussed as appropriate. Three hours lecture, two hours lab.Prerequisite: Must have completed ENG 10503 with a C- or better or placement in the higher-level English courses via placement exam score. Completion of MTH 10403 is highly recommended. Students enrolled in ENG 10503 cannot enroll in BIO 11404. Course fee required. Fall/Spring/Summer

BIO 12104 Biology 1 (4 Credit Hours)

Introduces students to the basic concepts of cellular and molecular biology, including
but not limited to the studies of the molecules of life, membrane structure and function, cell structure and function, DNA, DNA replication, cellular replication, and basic patterns of inheritance. Students will also be introduced to the process of scientific inquiry, including hypothesis testing and data analysis. Three hours lecture, two hours lab. Course fee required. Note: This course can be used in place of Principles of Biology to meet the General Education requirement for life sciences. However, Principles of Biology may not be substituted for Biology I for a major in biology or environmental science. Prerequisites: Must have completed ENG 10503 with a C- or better and MTH 10403 with a C- or better or placement in the higher-level English and Math courses via placement exam score. Students enrolled in ENG 10503 or MTH 10403 is highly recommended. Students
enrolled in ENG 10503 cannot enroll in BIO 12104. Fall/Spring

BIO 12204 Biology 2 (4 Credit Hours)

Survey of living organisms, including bacteria, archaea, protists, fungi, plants, and animals, with emphasis on evolution, classification, and the design and function 120 of major biological systems. Students will also be introduced to basic evolutionary and ecological principles. Scientific inquiry including observational skills, experimental design, and data analysis will be emphasized throughout the course. Three hours lecture, two hours lab. Course fee required. Prerequisites: C- or better in BIO 12104. Must have completed ENG 10503 with a C- or better and MTH 10403 with a C- or better or placement in the higher-level English and Math courses via placement exam score. Students enrolled in ENG 10503 or MTH 10403 cannot enroll in BIO 12204. Fall/Spring.

BIO 20704 Ecology (3 Credit Hours)

Fundamental ecological principles, including factors controlling species distributions, animal behavior, population growth and demography, species interactions, community structure and diversity, and basic ecosystem processes are covered in this course. Students are required to do inquiry-based investigations and analysis of data. Two hours lecture, two hours lab. Course fee required. Prerequisite: C- or better in BIO 12204. Fall

BIO 21304 Microbiology (4 Credit Hours)

This course is a study of the structure, physiology, classification, and interactions of microorganisms with emphasis on microbes of importance to medicine, industry, and biotechnology. It also includes mechanisms of pathogenicity, body defense mechanisms, and immunology. Three hours lecture, two hours lab. Course fee required. Prerequisite: C- or better in BIO 12204. Spring

BIO 21404 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 (4 Credit Hours)

This course examines the concepts of anatomy and physiology as they are found in the human organism. Presentations are on the basis of structure, function, and interaction in the areas of cell metabolism, tissues, skin, bone, joints, muscles, central, peripheral and autonomic nervous systems and endocrinology. Three hours lecture, two hours lab. Course fee required. Prerequisite: C- or better in BIO 12204. Fall.

BIO 22404 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 (4 Credit Hours)

This course examines the concepts of anatomy and physiology as they are found in the human organism. Presentations are on the basis of structure, function, and interaction in the areas of cardiology, blood, respiration, lymphatics, digestion, nutrition, renal, water balance, reproduction and development. Three hours lecture, two hours lab. Course fee required. Prerequisite: C- or better in BIO 21404. Spring.

BIO 24203 Wildlife Natural History and Identification (3credit hours)

This course focuses on the natural history, distribution, and identification of vertebrates. The emphasis is on North American species with aging and sexing techniques presented for selected species. Two hours lecture and two hours lab. Prerequisites: BIO 12204. Spring

BIO 25203 Wildlife Management: Principles and Practices (3 credit hours)

This course is an introduction to the principles and practices to managing wildlife. The
key aspects examined are the historic use of wildlife in North America, the origins of wildlife management as a discipline, and the basics of wildlife-habitat relationships
and management, population dynamics, human-wildlife conflicts, species (both single and multiple) management including consumptive and non-consumptive uses, and
key legislation impacting conservation. Two hours lecture and two hours lab. Prerequisites: BIO 12204. Fall

BIO 26901 Wildlife Practicum (1 credit hour)

This course requires field or lab “hands-on” data collection and/or analysis or participation in monitoring local flora or fauna or habitat manipulation. Activities may include participating in ecomonitoring projects at designated URG sites or with a local, state, or national conservation-oriented agency or nongovernmental organization. Student must maintain a log of activities and complete an exit survey to be conducted by the assigned faculty supervising the internship. Requires forty (40) hours of field and/or lab effort. Student may repeat this course up to 3 times (for a maximum of 4 credit hours for Wildlife
Practicum). Prerequisites: BIO 12104 or permission of instructor and School Chair. On Demand.

BIO 28801-03 Selected Topics in Biology (1-3 Credit Hours)

This course is designed to be taught on demand. It could include research or a seminar approach to topics of biological significance. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing, and permission of instructor and School Chair. Course fee required. On Demand.

BIO 29901-03 Directed Studies in Biology (1-3 credit hours)

This course requires a student to conduct a focused literature review and/or research project addressing a Biology, Environmental Science or Wildlife Conservation topic. A
formal, written summary of work—usually in the form of a peer reviewed manuscript format, a poster, or formal oral presentation will be required. Prerequisites: BIO 12204 and permission of instructor and School Chair. On demand.

BIO 31303 Advanced Ornithology (3 Credit Hours) 

This course examines the roles of birds in the web of planetary life, and their adaptive radiation into all of the Earth’s ecosystems through time. Avian life histories, anatomical and physiological adaptations, and mating systems will be emphasized. Breeding species of local occurrence will be utilized as examples when possible. Two hours lecture, two hours lab. Prerequisite: BIO 20704 and BIO 21304 or Hocking college Associate Degree in Wildlife Sciences. Spring

BIO 31404 Vertebrate Zoology (4 Credit Hours) 

The classification, identification, comparative anatomy, and natural history of the vertebrates are considered in this course. Dissection is utilized to study the organ systems of representatives of the classes. Emphasis is given to the identification and natural history of the species common to our region. Three hours lecture, two hours lab. Prerequisite: BIO 20704 and BIO 21304. Spring

BIO 32303 Mammalogy (3 Credit Hours) 

This course is a study of mammals with an emphasis on diversity, distribution, life history, ecology, and field techniques. Two hours lecture, two hours lab. Prerequisite: C- or better in BIO 20704 and BIO 21304 or HC WM 156. Spring

BIO 33404 Invertebrate Zoology (4 Credit Hours)

This course is a survey of the major groups of invertebrates with emphasis on taxonomy, structure, reproduction, and evolution. Three hours lecture, two hours lab. Prerequisite: BIO 20704 and BIO 21304. On Demand

BIO/CHM 34404 Introduction to Biochemistry (4 Credit Hours)

This is an introductory course that covers the structure, function, and reactions of biological macromolecules, including proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. Four hours lecture. Prerequisites: CHM 27303 and BIO 12404. Fall.

BIO 35304 Field Biology and Methodology (4 Credit Hours)

This course focuses on the various types of terrestrial and ecosystems common to the region with an emphasis on biotic and abiotic components and their relationships. Laboratory work will include use of specimen collection techniques, use of taxonomic keys, use of soil and water analysis equipment, and other ecological field methods. Students are required to do inquiry-based investigations and analysis of data. Three hours lecture, three ours lab. Prerequisite: C- or better in BIO 20704 and BIO 21304 with a grade of C- or better or Hocking College Associate Degree in Wildlife or Fish Sciences. Fall

BIO 35403 Field Botany (3 credit hours)

This course covers field identification of local plants. Topics covered include basic classification, naming, taxonomic keys, life histories, and basic growth patterns. Emphasis is on the recognition of woody species of the region. Two hours lecture, two hours lab. Prerequisites:C- or better in BIO 20704 and BIO 21304. Cannot take if have taken BIO 36303. Two hours lecture, two hours lab.On Demand.

BIO 36303 Local Flora (3 Credit Hours)

This course covers classification, morphology, distribution, and identification of the woody and herbaceous plants. Emphasis is on the recognition of the plants and plant communities of the region. Two hours lecture, two hours lab. Prerequisite: C- or better in BIO 20704 and BIO 21304 or Hocking College Associate Degree in Wildlife or Fish Sciences. Fall

BIO 36404 Genetics (4 Credit Hours)

Variation and heredity in living organisms are considered at the whole organism, molecular, and population levels. This course includes an examination of the historical development of genetics from Mendel to modern research on DNA. This course also examines current biotechnology and some of its implications to society. Three hours lecture, two hours lab. Prerequisites: C- or better in BIO 20704 and BIO 21304 and
CHM 15005. Fall

BIO 37404 Cell Biology (4 Credit Hours)

This course involves the study of cell structure and function, membrane structure, and function with emphasis at the molecular level. It also includes energetics, metabolism, nucleic acid functions, reproduction, and cellular interactions. Three hours lecture, two hours lab. Prerequisite: C- or better in BIO 20704 and BIO 21304 On Demand.

BIO 37103 Principles of Conservation Genetics (3 Credit Hours) 

This course is a broad survey of genetic principles and techniques as they apply to the management and conservation of wildlife populations. Beginning with an overview of
foundational genetic concepts, the course will progress through contemporary techniques of measuring and characterizing genetic diversity to basic modeling of population genetics. Special emphasis will be placed on the genetics and evolution of small and fragmented wildlife populations. Some lab activities will be incorporated to complement and reinforce concepts and materials covered in lecture. Three hours lecture. Prerequisites: C- or better in HC BIO 12104 and BIO 12204 or equivalent or Hocking College Associate Degree in Wildlife or Fish Sciences. Spring

BIO 37404 Cell Biology (4 Credit Hours)

This course involves the study of cell structure and function, membrane structure, and function with emphasis at the molecular level. It also includes energetic, metabolism, nucleic acid functions, reproduction, and cellular interactions. Three hours lecture,
two hours lab. Prerequisite: C- or better in BIO 20704 and BIO 21304. Spring alternate years.

BIO 38402 Immunology (2 Credit Hours)

This course is a study of basic immunologic mechanisms, immunologic techniques (principles and application of methods), and the clinical laboratory correlation of infectious, immune complex, auto immune, immunodeficient, and immunoproliferative diseases, organ and cell transplantation, hypersensitivity states, and tumor immunology. Two hours lecture. Prerequisite: C- or better in BIO 20704 and BIO 21304. On Demand

BIO 41304 Limnology (4 credit hours)

A comprehensive study of inland waters. The course focuses on the physical, chemical, biological and morphological characteristics of lakes, streams, rivers, estuaries, and wetlands. Emphasis is place on theory and concepts of limnology in lectures and practice the techniques of water sampling and data collection and analysis in laboratory field studies. Three hours lecture, two hours lab. Prerequisite: C- or better in BIO 20704 and BIO 21304 or Hocking College Associate Degree in Wildlife or Fish Sciences. Fall

BIO 42303 Human - Wildlife Conflicts (3 credit hours)

Theory and practice of assessing and controlling damage done by wild and feral vertebrate animals, especially mammals and birds. Content covers the philosophical, biological, and practical basis for conducting vertebrate pest control. It includes basic information on use of traps, toxicants, repellents, exclusion and other wildlife control methods. Emphasis is on protecting agricultural crops and livestock, forest resources, and property. Two hours lecture, two hours lab. Prerequisites: C- or better in BIO 20704 or Hocking College Associate Degree in Wildlife or Fish Sciences. Fall

BIO 43103 Applied Population Biology (3 credit hours)

This course is a study of basic population processes using conceptual and quantitative approaches. The focus will be on ecological attributes and interactions which govern the
structure and growth dynamics of populations across times and space. Fundamental aspects of mathematical modeling and ecological forecasting of populations will be examined with detailed discussion of the relevance to wildlife conservation and management problems. Special emphasis will be placed on species with small, declining, and/ or harvestable populations. Two hours lecture, two hours lab. Prerequisite: HC Math 250 or similar course or Hocking College Associate Degree in Wildlife or Fish Sciences. Spring

BIO 43404 Parasitology (4 Credit Hours)

This course is a study of the parasites which infect man. Analyses of the morphology life cycles, staining characteristics, geographical habitats, and immunological characteristics will be carried out. Specimen source, collection, storage, transportation, and processing will be discussed. Relationship of parasitic findings to disease stages will be considered. Three hours lecture, two hours lab. Prerequisite: BIO 20704 and BIO 21304. On demand

BIO 44303 Human Physiology (3 Credit Hours) 

This course is a study of the physiology of humans with special emphasis on selected organ systems and physiological mechanisms. Three hours lecture. Prerequisites: BIO 10104 and BIO 10204 OR BIO 21404 and BIO 22404. Fall.

BIO/CHM 44403 Advanced Biochemistry (3 Credit Hours)

This is an advanced course that covers the metabolic pathways involving biological macromolecules, including proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. Three hours lecture. Prerequisites: CHM/BIO 34403. Spring 2016

BIO 45303 Conservation Biology (3 credit hours)

Conservation Biology is the scientific study of the phenomena that affect the maintenance, loss, and restoration of biological diversity. Topics covered include: 1) the role of ecology,
biogeography, and genetics in maintaining species and ecosystem diversity, 2) the effects of human activities on the loss of natural habitats and biodiversity with consideration of
strategies developed to combat these threats, 3) key economic and ethical tradeoffs required to sustain biodiversity, 4) key legislation and policies affecting conservation, 5) the role of nongovernmental organizations in conservation, and 6) the design and roles of nature preserves, zoos, and botanical gardens. Two hours lecture, two hours lab.  Prerequisites: C- orbetter in BIO 20704 or Hocking College Associate Degree in
Wildlife or Fish Sciences. Spring

BIO 46703 Contemporary Topics in Biology (3 Credit Hours)

This course is a broad survey of current topics and recent scientific advancements in the field of Biology, with particular emphasis on developments Evolutionary Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Molecular Biology, and Medicine. Students will be required in five major subdisciplines. These sub-disciplines include: to critically read
and evaluate primary technical literature. In addition to understanding the intellectual merit of transformative scientific research, students also will be considering the broader sociological, economic, and political implications. Three hours lecture. Prerequisite: C- or better in BIO 36404. Spring

BIO 47103 GIS Applications for Resource Management (3 Credit Hours)

This course is a study of how Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are used in the management and conservation of natural resources. Beginning with an overview
of GIS software and basic functions, the course will then address fundamental applications of GIS, including habitat mapping, watershed analysis, species distribution modeling,
disease risk mapping, and conservation area planning. The lab component will consist of conducting mini-projects using ArcGIS in each of the fundamental applications listed. Two hours lecture, two hours lab. Prerequisites: None. Fall

BIO 47301 Senior Seminar (1 Credit Hours)

A course designed for biology majors in their last semester of study. Course content includes reading, critical review, presentation and discussion of current literature in biology and related areas of specialization. Offered every semester. Students do not enroll until their final semester.

BIO 48801-03 Selected Topics in Biology (1 to 3 Credit Hours)

This course is a study of topics not included in other course offerings. The format may be independent or directed studies, a research project, a scheduled class, or a seminar. Open to Biology majors or students in Wildlife Conservation. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, and permission of instructor and School Chair. On Demand

BIO 49303 Pathophysiology for Healthcare Professionals (3 credit hours)

This course examines the concepts of pathophysiology as they relate to health care. Students will explore common pathologies they would encounter in real world settings as health care professionals. Case studies will help show them how to use what they learn to deal with every day issues found in health care. Three hours lecture. Prerequisite: C - or better in Bio 22404 or Bio 10204 or by permission of the instructor. Fall only

BIO 49901-03 Directed Studies in Biology (1 to 3 Credit Hours)

This course is a study of a selected topic in Biology or Wildlife Conservation resulting in the writing of a research paper or similar project. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor andSchool Chair. On Demand