Jul 20, 2018  
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog 
    
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog [**** ATTENTION: YOU ARE VIEWING AN ARCHIVED CATALOG **** ]

Course Descriptions


Course Numbering Information:
Courses at SLCC are identified by an alphabetic prefix (two to four letters) followed by a four-digit number. Numbers beginning with a “1” generally indicate a course designed primarily for freshmen (such as ENGL 1010 ); numbers beginning with a “2” generally indicate courses designed primarily for sophomores (such as MATH 2010 ); numbers beginning with a “0” generally indicate preparatory courses that are non-transferable (such as WRTG 0990 ).

 

Biology

  
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    BIOL 1010 - Intro to Biology (LS)

    Credits: 4
    For non-science majors. The study of living organisms from bacteria to plants and animals. Introduces cell structures and physiology, inheritance, evolution, and classification. Three hours of lecture per week; additional lab component (BIOL 1015 ) required.

    Prerequisite: RDG 0900  w/C grade or better, or appropriate placement score
    Corequisite: BIOL 1015  
    Semester: All
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    BIOL 1015 - Intro to Biology Lab

    Credits: 0
    Laboratory study, experimentation, and analysis illustrating important biological principles. One laboratory session per week.

    Corequisite: BIOL 1010 ; required lab component of BIOL 1010 
    Semester: All
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    BIOL 1030 - Intro to Plant Biology (LS)

    Credits: 4
    For non-science majors. An introduction to plant form, function, and reproduction and a survey of the plant kingdom. Three hours of lecture per week with additional lab component (BIOL 1035) required.

    Prerequisite: RDG 0900  w/C grade or better, or appropriate placement score
    Corequisite: BIOL 1035  
    Semester: Fall & Spring


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    BIOL 1035 - Intro to Plant Biology Lab

    Credits: 0
    Important aspects of plant biology are illustrated. Lab activities include: plant anatomy, physiology, life cycles, and a survey of the plant kingdom. One laboratory session per week.

    Corequisite: BIOL 1030 ; required lab component of BIOL 1030 
    Semester: Fall & Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    BIOL 1050 - Intro to Animal Biology (LS)

    Credits: 4
    For non-science majors. Topics include: animal classification, evolution, and diversity. Three hours of lecture per week with additional lab component (BIOL 1055 ) required.

    Prerequisite: RDG 0900  w/C grade or better, or appropriate placement score
    Corequisite: BIOL 1055 
    Semester: Fall & Spring


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    BIOL 1055 - Intro to Animal Biol. Lab (LS)

    Credits: 0
    Activities include: use of the microscope, cell structures, evolution, animal development and systematics, and a survey of animal phyla. One laboratory session per week.

    Corequisite: BIOL 1050 ; required lab component of BIOL 1050 
    Semester: Fall & Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    BIOL 1070 - Intro to Marine Biology (LS)

    Credits: 4
    Introductory study of Biology focusing on marine biological systems. Intended for non-science majors. Three hours of lecture per week with additional lab component (BIOL 1075 ) required.

    Prerequisite: RDG 0900  w/C grade or better, or appropriate placement score
    Corequisite: BIOL 1075  
    Semester: Fall & Spring


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    BIOL 1075 - Intro to Marine Biol. Lab (LS)

    Credits: 0
    Students will study marine plants, plankton, invertebrates and vertebrates. One laboratory session per week.

    Corequisite: BIOL 1070 ; required lab component of BIOL 1070 
    Semester: Fall & Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    BIOL 1090 - Human Biology (LS)

    Credits: 3
    Focuses on humans as biological entities. Introduces the scientific process, chemical and cellular bases of life, role of DNA in the continuity of life, evolution, and interrelationships among humans and other living organisms. Three hours of lecture per week.

    Prerequisite: RDG 0900  w/C grade or better, or appropriate placement score
    Semester: All


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    BIOL 1120 - Intro Conservation Biol (LS)

    Credits: 3
    Introductory biology course that focuses on the patterns and processes that create biological diversity. Examines causes and consequences of diversity losses from genes-ecosystems. Also analyzes approaches to preventing diversity loss.

    Prerequisite: RDG 0900  w/C grade or better, or appropriate placement score
    Semester: Spring


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    BIOL 1400 - Environmental Science (LS)

    Credits: 4
    Survey of contemporary environmental issues related to conservation and management of natural resources concurrent with increasing socioeconomic and human population demands. Topics such as ecology, resource management, soil and food production, water and air pollution, solid and hazardous waste, global climate change and environmental economics will be emphasized.

    Prerequisite: RDG 0900  w/C grade or better or appropriate placement score
    Corequisite: BIOL 1405  
    Semester: Fall & Spring


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    BIOL 1405 - Environmental Science Lab

    Credits: 0
    Scientific principles and data collection needs for gaining an understanding of environmental challenges on local, regional, and global scales will be emphasized in the Laboratory. Some field trips may be required.

    Corequisite: BIOL 1400 ; required lab component for BIOL 1400 
    Semester: Fall & Spring


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    BIOL 1610 - College Biology I (LS)

    Credits: 4
    This course content: biological chemistry, cell structure, metabolism, genetics, evolution, and diversity. Three hours of lecture per week with additional lab component (BIOL 1615 ) required.

    Prerequisite: MATH 0980  w/C grade or better, or appropriate placement score for placement into MATH 1010; and RDG 0990  w/C grade or better, or appropriate placement score.
    Corequisite: BIOL 1615  
    Semester: All


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    BIOL 1620 - College Biology II

    Credits: 4
    For Biology/Science majors. Content: evolution, diversity, structure and function of plants, structure and function of animals, and ecology. Three hours of lecture per week with additional lab component (BIOL 1625 ) required.

    Prerequisite: BIOL 1610  w/C grade or better
    Corequisite: BIOL 1625 
    Semester: All


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    BIOL 1625 - College Biology II Laboratory

    Credits: 0
    Laboratory observation and experimentation to enhance understanding of evolution, diversity, and ecology. Three hours of lab per week with additional lecture component (BIOL 1620 ) required.

    Corequisite: BIOL 1620 ; required lab component of BIOL 1620 
    Semester: All
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    BIOL 2000 - CO-OP Education

    Credits: 2-4
    Work experience in business, industrial, or government environment related to program major. Credit awarded upon completion of specific objectives.

    Prerequisite: Sophomore standing, minimum 20 GPA, study-related employment of at least 20 hrs/week and approval of director of cooperative education, Instructor approval


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    BIOL 2020 - Cell Biology

    Credits: 4
    Topics covered include cell division, organelle structure and function, gene expression, cytoskeleton, and extracellular matrix. Three hours of lecture per week with additional lab component (BIOL 2025 ) required.

    Prerequisite: BIOL 1610  w/C grade or better
    Corequisite: BIOL 2025 


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    BIOL 2025 - Cell Biology Lab

    Credits: 0
    Introduction to some of the basic lab techniques in modern cell biology. Lab activities include: microscopy, cell fractionation and analysis of cellular components. One laboratory session per week.

    Corequisite: BIOL 2020 ; required lab component of BIOL 2020 
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    BIOL 2030 - Genetics

    Credits: 4
    For biology/science majors. An introduction to the principles of genetics. Topics include: transmission (Mendelian), molecular, and population genetics. Three hours of lecture per week with additional lab component (BIOL 2035 ) required.

    Prerequisite: BIOL 1610  w/C grade or better AND CHEM 1210  w/C grade or better
    Corequisite: BIOL 2035 


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    BIOL 2035 - Genetics Lab

    Credits: 0
    Hands-on and computer-simulated laboratory investigations of genetic processes. Lab emphasizes data analysis and complements information learned in the lecture. One laboratory session per week.

    Corequisite: BIOL 2030 ; required lab component of BIOL 2030 
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    BIOL 2060 - Microbiology

    Credits: 4
    For HS and biology/science majors. A survey of microbiological principles related to human health. Covers taxonomy, cell structure, physiology, and genetics of microorganisms. Three hours of lecture per week with additional lab component (BIOL 2065 ) required.

    Prerequisite: BIOL 1610  w/C grade or better
    Corequisite: BIOL 2065 
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    BIOL 2065 - Microbiology Lab

    Credits: 0
    Introduces practical aspects of microbiology. Lab activities include: microscopy, cell culture, staining, and techniques for characterizing and identifying bacteria. One laboratory session per week.

    Corequisite: BIOL 2060 ; required lab component of BIOL 2060 
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    BIOL 2220 - Ecology

    Credits: 4
    For biology/science majors. Intro to ecological and evolutionary principles, including: population interactions, ecosystem structure/function, energy flow, and biogeography. Three hours of lecture per week and additional lab component (BIOL 2225 ) required.

    Prerequisite: BIOL 1610  w/C grade or better
    Corequisite: BIOL 2225 
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    BIOL 2225 - Ecology Lab

    Credits: 0
    This lab provides an introduction to ecological methods, measurements, and data analysis. One laboratory session per week.

    Corequisite: BIOL 2220 ; required lab component of BIOL 2220 
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    BIOL 2320 - Human Anatomy

    Credits: 4
    For HS and biology/science majors. Intro to the structure of the human body using a systemic approach. Structural relationships are evaluated by macro and microanalysis. Three hours of lecture per week and additional lab component (BIOL 2325 ) required.

    Prerequisite: BIOL 1610  w/C grade or better
    Corequisite: BIOL 2325 


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    BIOL 2325 - Human Anatomy Lab

    Credits: 0
    Hands-on evaluation of anatomical structures using microscopes and dissection. Human cadavers, histology slides and human/animal body parts are used as study materials. One laboratory session per week.

    Corequisite: BIOL 2320 ; required lab component of BIOL 2320 
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    BIOL 2327 - Instr. Exp. in Human Anatomy

    Credits: 3
    For Biology/Science or Health Science majors. Mentoring students on the structure of the human body. Cell types, tissue types, and the major organ systems, including integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular, endocrine, respiratory, lymphatic, digestive, urinary and reproductive. One hour of lecture, four hours of lab weekly.

    Prerequisite: BIOL 2320  w/B grade or better


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    BIOL 2350 - Field Studies in Biology

    Credits: 1-6
    For biology/science majors. This course provides an introduction to field studies of local environments and ecosystems.

    Prerequisite: BIOL 1610  w/C grade or better
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    BIOL 2420 - Human Physiology

    Credits: 4
    For HS and biology/science majors. A cellular and systemic approach to the study of body functions, including physical and chemical processes and interactions among the systems. Three hours of lecture per week and additional lab component (BIOL 2425 ) required.

    Prerequisite: BIOL 1610 ; CHEM 1110  or CHEM 1210  (all w/C grade or better)  
    Corequisite: BIOL 2425 


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    BIOL 2425 - Human Physiology Lab

    Credits: 0
    Hands-on lab investigations of physiological processes. Includes data acquisitions, analysis of cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, immune and muscular systems. One laboratory session per week.

    Corequisite: BIOL 2420 ; required lab component of BIOL 2420 
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    BIOL 2900 - Special Topics in Biology

    Credits: 1-5
    Special topics for students majoring in biology or other science fields. Satisfies Biology Department elective requirement toward AS degree.

    Prerequisite: Defined by instructor


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    BIOL 2990 - Independent Study

    Credits: 1-2
    For biology/science majors. This independent study is based on a student-selected biological topic. It may involve laboratory, field and/or library study.

    Prerequisite: BIOL 1610  w/C grade or better


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