BIO-102 Biology of Human Disease3
Emphasis on pathogenic organisms and human immune responses. This is a laboratory course designed for students not majoring in biology. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory weekly.
BIO-102L Biology of Human Disease Laboratory1
The laboratory course for BIO-102.
BIO-106 Readings in Biology1
Individually assigned readings, followed by written reports or seminars, covering classical, current, and semi-popular literature on biological topics.
BIO-108 Human Genetics3
Genetics and genetic technology as applied to humans. Topics include classical (Mendelian) inheritance, genes and gene-expression inherited disorders, analysis of pedigrees, sex determination, biological basis of gender, genetics of behavior, gene therapy, and genetic privacy.
BIO-109 Biology of Reproduction3
This course provides an overview of major topics in reproductive biology that include sex differentiation, male and female anatomy, environmental factors that influence reproduction, contraception, and the hormonal control of different stages of reproduction such as puberty (sexual maturation), reproductive cycles, pregnancy and childbirth. The course primarily focuses on human reproduction but other animal groups will be discussed when appropriate. NOTE: When the laboratory (BIO-109L)is offered with this course, it is a required corequisite course; the combination of the lecture and laboratory will fulfill the laboratory requirement of the human biology and natural science minors.
BIO-109L Biology of Reproduction Laboratory1
This laboratory course may or may not be scheduled along with the BIO-109 lecture. When the laboratory is scheduled with the lecture, it is a required corequisite course.
BIO-129 Murder, Medicine, & Magic3
A study of ethnobotany - the uses people have made of plants. Topics include the uses of plants in various cultures for foods, fibers, shelter, beverages, medicines, rituals, and other ends. Emphasis will be placed on basic botanical principles (such as taxonomy, anatomy, evolution, chemistry), and the human needs (physiological, behavioral, cultural) that plants satisfy. NOTE: When the laboratory (BIO-129L) is offered with this course, it is a required corequisite; the combination of the lecture and laboratory will fulfill the laboratory requirement of the natural science minor.
BIO-129L Murder, Medicine, & Magic Laboratory1
This laboratory course may or may not be scheduled along with the BIO-129 lecture. When the laboratory is scheduled with the lecture, it is a required corequisite course.
BIO-140 Idaho Natural History3
Natural history, flora, fauna, and ecological relationships of the local area. Three lectures and one four hour laboratory weekly. This course is designed for students not majoring in biology.
BIO-140L Idaho Natural History Laboratory1
The laboratory course for BIO-140.
BIO-145 Drugs, Brains, and Behavior3
This course explores fundamental neuroscience concepts with an emphasis on how the nervous system is affected by injury, toxins, aging, and disease. Societal implications of recent research will be discussed, and a component of the course will be devoted to investigating ethical issues that arise from these discoveries.
Note: When the laboratory (BIO-145L) is offered with this course, it is a required corequisite course.
BIO-145L Drugs, Brains, and Behavior Laboratory1
The laboratory course for BIO-145.
BIO-159 Cellular Basis of Human Physiology3
This is the first course in the core curriculum for Human Performance, Exercise Physiology and Health Sciences majors. The course will prepare students for the Human Anatomy and Physiology sequence (BIO224-225). Course topics will cover fundamental concepts including biomolecule structure and function, energy metabolism (cellular respiration), structure and function of cells and interaction between cells. Not intended for Biology majors or Health Science majors who plan to enter graduate programs requiring Cell Biology or Biochemistry (e.g. Physician, Physician's Assistant or Pharmacy). Such students should enroll in the BIO 201 (or 210)-202 sequence.
BIO-159L Cellular Basis of Human Physiology Laboratory1
This is the lab component for BIO 159. Emphasis will be on scientific problem solving, including collection, analysis, and interpretation of biological data.
BIO-198 Biology Colloquium.5
A seminar series highlighting contemporary research in biology. This course is intended to introduce students to a wide range of fields within the biological sciences. Course can be repeated for up to 2 credits (4 semesters).