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Courses for Non Majors

Courses for Non Majors

Course description:

Two hours lecture and one two-hour laboratory period per week. A study of biology spanning contemporary issues in the biological sciences from the cellular and molecular to the ecosystem and biosphere levels of biological organization. Laboratory experiences are conducted in the biology computer lab. Designed for non-science majors.

When is this class offered?

Multiple sections of this course are offered every semester.

Who should take this course?

This course is designed for non-science majors. It is open to students of any major and satisfies the University requirements for a Natural Science Core (NSC) lab course.  A special section of the course is typically offered in the Spring semester for students from the John V. Roach Honor’s College.

Course description:

Three hours lecture and one laboratory period per week. The structure and function of cells and tissues; the architectural plan of the human body, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular systems and nervous systems.

When is this class offered?

Fall Semester and select Summer Semesters

Who should take this course?

This course is intended for science majors that require Anatomy and Physiology as a prerequisite for application to graduate or professional school, as well as, Nursing, Health and Fitness and Athletic Training majors.

Course description:

Three hours lecture and one laboratory period per week. Structure and function of the nervous, circulatory, digestive, respiratory, excretory, reproductive and endocrine systems of the human body.

When is this class offered?

Spring Semester

Who should take this course?

Prerequisite: BIOL 20204 with a grade of C or better and permission of instructor.

This course is intended for science majors that require Anatomy and Physiology as a prerequisite for application to graduate or professional school, as well as, Nursing, Nutrition, Health and Fitness and Athletic Training majors.

Course description:

Three hours lecture and one laboratory period per week. Microorganisms and the manner in which they affect health; characteristics, growth requirements, methods of transfer, and reactions of the body toward invading organisms and the principles underlying immunity. This course cannot be applied to the Biology major and is not intended for pre-health students applying to professional schools such as medical, dental, physician’s assistant or veterinary schools. Three hours lecture and one laboratory period per week.

When is this class offered?

Every Semester

Who should take this course?

The course is designed for Nursing, Nutritional Science, and Life Science Education majors.

Course description:

Two hours lecture and one laboratory per week. A survey of some of the diverse habitats and lifeforms on earth, with an emphasis on North American ecosystems. Arctic tundra, forests, swamps, aquatic habitats, deserts, and mountains are considered in light of the unique adaptations required for associated fauna and flora, and especially, some of the challenges they face in the modern world.

When is this class offered?

Fall semester

Who should take this course?

This course is designed for students with broad interests in science, especially environmental science and education majors and is also suitable for non-science majors – it satisfies the University requirements for a Natural Science Core (NSC) lab course. This course cannot be applied toward the biology course requirements for a biology major.