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BIO-102   Biology of Human Disease3 credits

Corequisites: BIO-102L

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 credit

Corequisites: BIO-102

This is the laboratory course for BIO-102.

BIO-104   Introduction to Human Anatomy3 credits

A general study of the anatomy of the human body with emphasis on the neuromuscular, skeletal, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems as they relate to activity. This course is not designed for students majoring in biology, exercise science, nursing, health science, or related pre-health professional programs. The course is designed for physical education majors.

BIO-105   Introduction to Physiology of Exercise3 credits

Corequisites: BIO-105L

The study of the physiology of the human body systems, including cardiovascular, muscular, nervous, metabolic and respiratory, and the affects of exercise on these systems.

BIO-105L   Introduction to Physiology of Exercise Laboratory1 credit

Corequisites: BIO-105

This is the laboratory course for BIO-105. Laboratory experiences will explore scientific inquiry, methods, measurement and statistics related to stress, metabolism and exercise.

BIO-106   Readings in Biology1 - 3 credits

Individually assigned readings, followed by written reports or seminars covering classical, current, and semi-popular literature on biological topics.

BIO-108   Human Genetics3 credits

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 credits

Corequisites: BIO-109L

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 co-requisite 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 credit

Corequisites: BIO-109

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 co-requisite course.

BIO-129   Murder, Medicine and Magic3 credits

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 co-requisite; the combination of the lecture and laboratory will fulfill the laboratory requirement of the natural science minor.

BIO-129L   Murder, Medicine and Magic Laboratory1 credit

Corequisites: BIO-129

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 co-requisite course.

BIO-140   Idaho Natural History 3 credits

Corequisites: BIO-140L

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 credit

Corequisites: BIO-140

This is the laboratory course for BIO-140.

BIO-145   Drugs, Brains and Behavior3 credits

This course will explore fundamental neuroscience concepts, with an emphasis on how the nervous system is impacted 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 co-requisite course.

BIO-145L   Drugs, Brains, and Behavior Laboratory1 credit

This is the laboratory course for BIO-145.

BIO-198   Biology Colloquium.5 credits

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).