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  • Prerequisites
  • General Education
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable
  • Additional Fees
Credits1
Lecture
Spring
Fall
HUM BIOL-101

Introduction to Becoming a Scientist

Learn about the challenges and rewards of a science major. Acquire essential professional skills using electronic databases and spread sheets that are needed by science majors. Learn about current science and the culture of scientists.

Prerequisites
P: Fr or So status only.
    Credits3
    Lecture
    Spring
    Fall
    HUM BIOL-102

    Introduction to Human Biology

    Basic concepts, principles, and processes in human biology; the origin of life, evolution, cells, population, genetics, reproduction, disease, the anatomy and function of major organ systems in humans.

    • Gen Ed: Human Biology 1
    Credits3
    Lecture
    Spring
    Fall
    HUM BIOL-116

    First Aid and Emergency Care Procedures

    Student will learn all aspects of first aid training such as victim assessment and treating all types of illnesses and injuries; all skills for Professional Rescuer CPR; dealing with infectious diseases and their transmission.

      Credits3
      Lecture
      HUM BIOL-198

      First Year Seminar

      Sorry, this course does not have a description.

      Prerequisites
      Reserved for New Incoming Freshman
        Credits3
        Lecture
        Spring
        HUM BIOL-202

        Ethnic Minorities in Science

        The history and culture of science in the US will be examined, in order to understand what has led to the current under-representation of ethnic minorities in science. The often overlooked contributions of scientists who are members of ethnic minorities will be recognized.

        • Gen Ed: Ethnic Studies
        Credits5
        Lecture
        Spring
        Fall
        HUM BIOL-204

        Anatomy and Physiology

        This lecture and laboratory course examines the fundamental structure and function of tissues, organs, and systems of the human body.

        Prerequisites
        P: Biology 202 with at least a C grade.
          Credits3
          Lecture
          Spring
          Fall
          HUM BIOL-205

          Biotechnology and Human Values

          • Pre-Requisites
          • General Education
          • Writing Emphasis

          Examination of technological developments in biology and medicine, including genetic, behavioral, and organism modification and the moral and ethical concerns raised by such technologies.

          Prerequisites
          P: Hum Biol 102 or Biology 202.
          • Gen Ed: Human Biology 2
          Credits3
          Lecture
          Spring
          Fall
          HUM BIOL-206

          Fertility, Reproduction, and Family Planning

          Factors that influence reproduction and fertility, i.e., physiological, psychological, social, cultural, and ethical; the methods available for limiting or increasing reproduction; the nature of family planning programs.

          Prerequisites
          P: Hum Biol 102 or Biology 202.
          • Gen Ed: Human Biology 2
          Credits1
          Lecture
          Spring
          Fall
          HUM BIOL-207

          Laboratory Safety

          This course examines safety within the science laboratory with emphasis on practical application. Topics include current safety regulations, identification of hazards, chemical labeling and storage, waste management, personal protective equipment, ventilation, spill response, and biosafety.

          Prerequisites
          P: Biology 202 or 203 or Chem 108, 211 or 212 or Hum Biol 204.
            Credits2
            Lecture
            Fall
            HUM BIOL-208

            Scientific Conditioning of the Athlete

            Interrelationships between growth and development and athletic participation by pre-adolescents, principles of physiology of exercise, and general and specific techniques of physical and psychological conditioning are studied.

            Prerequisites
            P: Hum Biol 102 with a grade of C or better OR Biology 202 with a grade of C or better.
              Credits3
              Lecture
              Spring
              HUM BIOL-210

              Prevention and Treatment of Athletic Injuries

              Prevention, physical conditioning, strapping, properly fitted and designed equipment, condition of the competition site, conduct of practices, and respect of existing injuries; estimation the nature an extent of the injury, feasibility of moving the victim, immediate care at the scene, modes of required transport, sideline care, training room modalities, referral for definite diagnosis, and treatment of simple follow-up rehabilitation.

              Prerequisites
              P: Hum Biol 102 with a grade of C or better OR Biology 202 with a grade of C or better.
                Credits3
                Lecture
                Spring
                Fall
                HUM BIOL-217

                Human Disease and Society

                Impact of diseases in humans. Emphasizes the major diseases, their causes, individual effects, historical significance, and methods of control.

                Prerequisites
                P: Hum Biol 102 or Biology 202.
                • Gen Ed: Human Biology 2
                Credits1-4
                Field EXP
                HUM BIOL-299

                Travel Course

                • Pre-Requisites
                • General Education
                • Travel Course
                • Repeatable

                Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.

                Prerequisites
                P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
                • Gen Ed: World Culture
                • Travel Course
                • Course is repeatable for credit.
                Credits3
                Lecture
                Spring
                Fall
                HUM BIOL-310

                Human Genetics

                • Pre-Requisites
                • General Education
                • Writing Emphasis

                The molecular basis of heredity, genetic diseases, and genetic technologies including cloning, genetic testing, and gene therapy will be evaluated.

                Prerequisites
                P: Biology 202 wiith at least a C grade ; Chem 108 or 212 with at least a C grade.
                • Gen Ed: Human Biology 2
                Credits3
                Lecture
                Spring
                HUM BIOL-324

                The Biology of Women

                This course will examine the physiology of the adult female body and will address health issues that are unique to or different in women. Emphasis will be placed on the effects of female sex hormones on multiple processes (reproductive, nervous, endocrine, and cardiovascular) in the body.

                Prerequisites
                P: Hum Biol 102 with at least a C grade or Biology 202 with at least a C grade.
                  Credits3
                  Lecture
                  HUM BIOL-328

                  Disease-Causing Organisms

                  The biology of microbial disease-causation (pathogenesis) and energy manipulation (metabolism) is explored. Emphasis is placed upon the viral, bacterial, fungal, protozoan, and parasitic worm biology.

                  Prerequisites
                  P: Hum Biol 102 with at least a C grade or Biology 202 with at least a C grade.
                    Credits3
                    Lecture
                    Fall
                    Even Only
                    HUM BIOL-331

                    Science and Religion: Spirit of Inquiry

                    • Pre-Requisites
                    • General Education
                    • Writing Emphasis

                    This course examines the differing world views of science and religion; origins of science in the Judeo-Christian West; sources of conflicts; domains of validity; and of limitations of science and religion.

                    Prerequisites
                    P: Hum Biol 102 with at least a C grade or Biology 202 with at least a C grade; and so st.
                    • Gen Ed: Human Biology 2
                    Credits3
                    Lecture
                    Spring
                    HUM BIOL-333

                    Principles of Sports Physiology

                    This course emphasizes the applied aspects of (exercise) physiology. Major topics include physiological dimensions of athletic performance/fatigue, principles of training, gender and exercise, ergogenic aids, and environmental stress and exercise.

                    Prerequisites
                    P: Hum Biol 204 with at least a C grade; OR Biology 202 with at least a C grade and Biology 203 with at least a C grade. REC: Hum Biol 350.
                      Credits4
                      Lecture
                      Spring
                      Fall
                      HUM BIOL-350

                      Exercise Physiology

                      This course provides a physiological emphasis of the cardiorespiratory, muscular, and hormonal/metabolic responses to acute exercise and to chronic exercise training. The laboratory involves measurement and analysis of a variety of parameters related to physical exercise, e.g., blood pressure, EKG, oxygen consumption, and body composition.

                      Prerequisites
                      P: Hum Biol 204 with at least a C grade OR Biology 202 with at least a C grade and Biology 203 with at least a C grade OR transfer cse Biology 002; AND Math 260 with at least a C grade.
                        Credits4
                        Lecture
                        Spring
                        Fall
                        HUM BIOL-351

                        Kinesiology

                        This course provides an in depth study of the human musculoskeletal system as it pertains to movement of the body and/or its parts. There are three major components to this course - anatomy (detailed musculoskeletal anatomy), functional anatomy (understanding bodily movement in light of anatomical structure), and biomechanics (mathematical quantification of bodily movement, forces, etc.)

                        Prerequisites
                        P: Math 104 with at least a C grade or Math Placement of Math 202 or greater; Biology 202 with at least a C grade AND Hum Biol 204 with at least a C grade
                          Credits3
                          Lecture
                          Spring
                          Fall
                          HUM BIOL-402

                          Human Physiology

                          This course examines the physiologic functions of the major human organ systems. Topics include cell physiology; muscle, nervous, respiratory, circulatory, excretory, digestive, immune, and reproductive system functions; hormonal regulation pathways; and the role of physiology in diseases and medicine.

                          Prerequisites
                          P: declared major or minor in Human Biology.
                            Credits1
                            LAB
                            Spring
                            HUM BIOL-403

                            Human Physiology Laboratory

                            This course examines fundamental physiologic principles in a laboratory setting. Topics will include histology; muscle and nerve functions; respiratory and cardiac functions; and urinary system function. Students will gain experience in the process of designing, evaluating and presenting experimental results and develop skills in the reading of scientific literature.

                            Prerequisites
                            P: Hum Biol 204 with at least a C grade and Math 260 with at least a C grade; OR Biology 202 with at least a C grade and Biology 203 with at least a C grade and Math 260 with at least a C grade.
                              Credits3
                              Lecture
                              HUM BIOL-405

                              Genes and Biotechnology

                              • Pre-Requisites
                              • General Education
                              • Writing Emphasis

                              Overview of genes, genome organization, replication, transcription, and translation. Survey of the methods of laboratory manipulation of genes and molecular cloning. Examination of various applications and issues of recombinant DNA technology.

                              Prerequisites
                              P: none; REC: Hum Biol 102 or Biology 202.
                              • Gen Ed: Human Biology 2
                              Credits3
                              Lecture
                              Spring
                              Odd Only
                              HUM BIOL-413

                              Neurobiology

                              This course will cover the physiological and molecular mechanisms of nervous system function. Topics include neuroanatomy; development and differentiation of neuronal cells; chemical and electrical functions; synaptic pharmacology; sensory receptors; learning and memory; and various disease states and medical treatments.

                              Prerequisites
                              P: Biology 303 with at least a C grade; and Hum Biol 402 with at least a C grade or Biology 346 with at least a C grade.
                                Credits3
                                Lecture
                                Spring
                                Odd Only
                                HUM BIOL-422

                                Immunology

                                This course examines the mechanisms of vertebrate, particularly human defense against microbial invasion and cancer.

                                Prerequisites
                                P: Biology 302 with at least a C grade or 307 with at least a C grade; Chem 212 with at least a C grade; and Math 260 with at least a C grade
                                  Credits1
                                  LAB
                                  Spring
                                  Odd Only
                                  HUM BIOL-423

                                  Immunology Lab

                                  This laboratory course examines the mechanisms of innate and acquired immunity.

                                  Prerequisites
                                  P: Hum Biol 422 or conc enr.
                                    Credits3
                                    Lecture
                                    Fall
                                    HUM BIOL-444

                                    Endocrinology

                                    This course examines the major endocrine organs of the body and the processes that are controlled / integrated by hormones. Clinical examples of endocrine disease (e.g. diabetes, Graves disease) will be considered from the viewpoint of the insight they give to the understanding of endocrine physiology.

                                    Prerequisites
                                    P: Hum Biol 402 with a C grade or better.
                                      Credits1
                                      Lecture
                                      HUM BIOL-483E

                                      Art and Science: A way of knowing or ways of knowing?

                                      Examination of art and science as ways of knowing, including discussion of various points of view regarding the differences and similarities between the two.

                                      Prerequisites
                                      P: Hum Biol 102 or Biology 202 or Biology 203
                                        Credits1-5
                                        Field EXP
                                        Spring
                                        Fall
                                        HUM BIOL-495

                                        Research in Human Biology

                                        Work closely with a faculty member to plan, perform, evaluate, and report on laboratory research in human biology or a related field.

                                        Prerequisites
                                        P: Hum Biol 207 or Env Sci 207 and approval by faculty mentor.
                                        • Course is repeatable to 10 credits.
                                        Credits1-16
                                        Field EXP
                                        Spring
                                        Fall
                                        HUM BIOL-497

                                        Internship

                                        Supervised practical experience in an organization or activity appropriate to a student's career and educational interests. Internships are supervised by faculty members and require periodic student/faculty meetings.

                                        Prerequisites
                                        P: jr st.
                                        • Course is repeatable for credit.
                                        Credits1-4
                                        IND Study
                                        Spring
                                        Fall
                                        HUM BIOL-498

                                        Independent Study

                                        Independent study is offered on an individual basis at the student's request and consists of a program of learning activities planned in consultation with a faculty member. A student wishing to study or conduct research in an area not represented in available scheduled courses should develop a preliminary proposal and seek the sponsorship of a faculty member. The student's advisor can direct him or her to instructors with appropriate interests. A written report or equivalent is required for evaluation, and a short title describing the program must be sent early inthe semester to the registrar for entry on the student's transcript.

                                        Prerequisites
                                        P: fr or so st with cum gpa > or = 2.50; or jr or sr st with cum gpa > or = 2.00.
                                        • Course is repeatable for credit.
                                        Credits1-6
                                        Field EXP
                                        HUM BIOL-499

                                        Travel Course

                                        • Pre-Requisites
                                        • General Education
                                        • Travel Course
                                        • Repeatable

                                        Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.

                                        Prerequisites
                                        P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
                                        • Gen Ed: World Culture
                                        • Travel Course
                                        • Course is repeatable for credit.