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+ BIO 01100, 01200 -- HUMAN ANATOMY and PHYSIOLOGY I and II (4 crs. 7 hrs. each semester)
A one-year, two-semester course in human anatomy and physiology. Examines complementary relationships between structure and function; dynamic aspects, integration of organs and organ systems in the maintenance of normal functioning of the whole organism. Dissections and other laboratory experiences including computer-assisted study of physiological principles. This course does not satisfy the Biology major elective requirement.
Prerequisite for BIO 11: Passing scores on the CUNY/ACT in Reading and Writing and the COMPASS Math Skills Test, or BIO 01300.
Prerequisite for BIO 12: BIO 11.
BIO11 Course Outcome | BIO 12 Course Outcome


+ BIO 01300, 01400-- GENERAL BIOLOGY I and II (4 crs. 6 hrs. each semester)
A one-year, two-semester course for students who plan to major in biological sciences, or prepare for a pre-professional program. Classroom and laboratory sessions focus on biological topics as they apply to all life, to recent scientific findings and how they advance understanding classical concepts, the interaction of environmental and biological forces to produce life.
Prerequisites: Passing scores on the CUNY Reading, Writing and Mathematics FSA tests or the equivalent.
Prerequisite for BIO 14 is BIO 13
BIO 13 Course Outcome | BIO 14 Course Outcome

BIO 02100 -- COMPARATIVE ANATOMY (4 crs. 6 hrs.)
Form, structure, classification and adaptive modifications of
vertebrates, animals with backbones. Through dissections,
representative vertebrates (dog, fish and cat) are studied;
vertebrates’ major body systems and development of various
representative structures are compared; relationships
between form and function, and the use of certain structure in
specific environments. This course satisfies the elective credit
requirement for Biology majors.
Prerequisite: BIO 14
BIO 21 Course Outcome

BIO 02200 -- DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY (4 crs. 6 hrs.)
Embryonic development and its regulatory mechanisms will be
studied in representative invertebrate and vertebrate species,
including the processes of gametogenesis and fertilization.
Current experimental molecular and cellular techniques and
results are interwoven with the historical evidence of the subject.
Microscopic studies, films, drawings, models and student
experiments are used to show the major stages of development
and the dynamic processes of embryogenesis. This course
satisfies the elective credit requirement for Biology majors.
Prerequisite: BIO 14
Pre or Corequisite:
CHM 11
BIO 22 Course Outcome


+ BIO 02500-- INTRODUCTION to MARINE BIOLOGY (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
The general nature of marine life including an overview of
marine animals, plants, local and world-wide marine environmental
issues. Basic biological principles underlying marine
science, and issues of the intertidal and benthic communities,
coral reefs, and oceanic pollution are discussed.
This course does not satisfy the Biology major
elective requirement.
Prerequisite: Reading at the ENG 12 level, or Department permission

BIO 25 Course Outcome

#+ BIO 02800-- BIOLOGY of WOMEN (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
Major normal anatomical and physiological processes unique to the human female are considered, as well as a focus on recent research about women's biology, female health issues and related illnesses. Discussion of myths and gender stereotypes about women's biology and their influence on female/male behaviors. This course does not satisfy the Biology major elective requirement.
BIO 28 Course Outcome 


+ BIO 03300-- INTRODUCTION to MODERN CONCEPTS of BIOLOGY I (4 crs. 5 hrs.)
For non-science and liberal arts majors and those who plan to
transfer to senior colleges. Focus is on major biological topics
and principles, with emphasis on how biology influences human
issues and problems. Lectures, discussions and hands-on
laboratory experiences provide insight into past, present and
future aspects of the diversity of life on earth. Topics considered
include: genetics, ecology, evolution, and cell biology.
This course does not satisfy the Biology major elective requirement.
This course satisfies the general education requirement for Group C
Science with a lab.
BIO 33 Course Outcome

+ BIO 03700-- HUMAN GENETICS # (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
Introduces the principles of genetics with applications to human beings. The different systems by which characteristics are inherited, representative human hereditary problems, roles of heredity and environment; an historical approach to genetics research, chromosonial disturbances and some diseases; modern components of genetics in relation to human fertilization, surrogacy and genetic engineering This course does not satisfy the Biology major elective requirement.
BIO 37 Course Outcome

#+ BIO 03900-- THE BIOLOGY of AGING (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
Biological aspects of the aging process, including: definitions, characteristics and biological theories of aging, recent biological research, effects of disease and prescription drugs; determination of each student's aging profile, factors which modify the rate of the aging process including nutrition and exercise. This course does not satisfy the Biology major elective requirement.
BIO 39 Course Outcome

+ BIO 04900 -- PEOPLE and the ENVIRONMENT- BIOLOGICAL EMPHASIS (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
To promote understanding of humankind's interdependence with the environment and to instill responsibility for environmental quality, the biological sciences are emphasized, including pollution control, ecological balance in nature, growth and control of human populations and identifying environmental issues. This course does not satisfy the Biology major elective requirement.
BIO 49 Course Outcome

BIO 05000-- GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY (4 crs. 6 hrs.)
Examines the diverse structure and activities of microbes in a
wide number of environs, including the use of microbes in food
production, antibiotic production, and bioremediation. Basic
microbiological techniques are conducted such as staining,
aseptic transfer, and pure culture techniques. More advanced
laboratories are performed demonstrating the interdisciplinary
nature of microbiology including collection of marine water
and sediment samples for cultivation of algae and the isolation
of antibiotic-producing microbes, and studies of various
microbial relationships using plants. This course satisfies the
elective credit requirement for Biology majors.
Prerequisites: BIO 14, CHM 11 
Recommended:
CHM 12
BIO 50 Course Outcome

B10 05100 -- MICROBIOLOGY in HEALTH and DISEASE (4 crs. 6 hrs.)
Lecture and laboratory study of the principles and practices of microbiology; pure culture techniques; microorganisms and their environments; physical and chemical factors affecting growth, immunology, epidemiology; relationship between humans and the microbiological world. Suggested primarily for students in the allied health sciences. This course does not satisfy the Biology major elective requirement.
Prerequisite: BIO 12

FOR NURSING STUDENTS ONLY: BIO 51 must be taken BEFORE or WITH NUR 21. Students who withdraw from BIO 51, cannot continue in NUR 21.
BIO 51 Course Outcome

BIO 05200 -- MARINE BIOLOGY (4 crs. 6 hrs.)
Lecture and laboratory study of interrelationships between
various environmental factors (physical, chemical and biological)
and the distribution and physiology of selected marine organisms.
Special attention to ecological techniques and taxonomic
methods. Field trips supplement laboratory work. This course
satisfies the elective credit requirement for Biology majors.
Prerequisites: BIO 14, CHM 11
BIO 52 Course Outcome

BIO 05300 -- ECOLOGY (4 crs. 6 hrs.)
Concepts and principles relating to structure and function of
populations, communities and ecosystems; energy flow, biogeochemical
cycling, community structure, population growth and
population interactions, disturbed and undisturbed ecosystems.
Designed for science majors, course includes lectures, films, field
trips, discussion, research project and report. This course satisfies
the elective credit requirement for Biology majors.
Prerequisites: BIO 14
BIO 53 Course Outcome

BIO 05400 -- BOTANY (4 crs. 6 hrs.)
The basic concepts of green plant biology, their structure, growth
and physiology. Laboratory experiences emphasize the growth
and study of live specimens. Greenhouse field projects and other
special course related projects are included. This course satisfies
the elective credit requirement for Biology majors.
Prerequisite: BIO 14
Pre or Corequisite: CHM 11
BIO 54 Course Outcome


BIO 05500 -- BIOLOGY of the INVERTEBRATES (4 crs. 6 hrs.)
An introductory survey course. Lectures and laboratories for students
who intend to continue in the biological sciences or
choose it as their sophomore-level science elective. Invertebrate
phyla are studied with particular reference to their physiology
and interrelationships. Representative forms will be examined
and dissected and experiments performed on particular organisms.
Fundamental biological concepts will be stressed. This
course satisfies the elective credit requirement for Biology majors.
Prerequisites: BIO 01400
Pre or corequisite: CHM 01100
BIO 55 Course Outcome

BIO 05700 – BIOTECHNOLOGY: CELL CULTURE AND CLONING (4 crs. 6 hrs.(2hrs lecture, 1hr recitation, 3 hrs laboratory))
Biological principles underlying animal and plant tissue culture and cloning techniques are taught using current cell culture research publications. The formation and maintenance of primary and continuous culture, monolayer and suspension cultures, cell separation techniques, and cell cloning studies are conducted. Cell morphology in vitro, callus formation, cytochemistry, immunocytochemistry, autoradiography, chromosome spread preparation and karyotyping western blotting and enzyme-linked immunoabsorbance assays are performed and analyzed. Photomicroscopy and independent research projects on the initiation and maintenance of primary cell cultures from such sources as chick embryos are also performed.
Prerequisites:
BIO 01400, CHM 01100 or Department Permission

BIO 57 Course Outcome

BIO 05800 – RECOMBINANT DNA TECHNOLOGY (4 crs. 6 hrs. (2hrs lecture, 1hr recitation, 3 hrs laboratory))
The theory and application of recombinant DNA techniques includes study of genomics and proteomics, molecular aspects of recombinant DAN technology and genetic engineering, microbial, animal and plant protein expression. Ethical, legal and social concerns surrounding the field of biotechnology are addressed. Basic biotechnological laboratory techniques required for the study of genomics, genetic engineering and recombinant DNA technology are conducted.
Prerequisites:BIO 01400, CHM 01100 or Department Permission
BIO 58 Course Outcome

BIO 05900 -- GENETICS (4 crs. 6 hrs.)
For Biology majors, this course examines transmission of the
genetic material, molecular genetics and the genetics of
population. Topics considered in both lecture and laboratory
include: quantitative analyses of eukaryotic linkage; extranuclear
inheritance; mutation studies; cytogenetical chromosomes
studies; gene amplification; DNA extraction; DNA “fingerprinting”;
protein gel electrophoresis; and transformation
of prokaryotic genetic material by viral vectors. Techniques
developed and utilized in the Human Genome Project and
genetic engineering are emphasized. Research papers and
in-class presentations are required. This course satisfies the
elective credit requirement for Biology majors.
Prerequisites:
BIO 14,
CHM 11

BIO 59 Course Outcome

BIO/CIS 06000 – COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN
BIOINFORMATICS (3 crs., 4 hrs – 2 hrs. lecture, 2 hrs. lab)

Introduction to biochemistry topics, genomics, and computer related
applications in Bioinformatics. Analyses of genetic
sequences and their corresponding three-dimensional structures,
computer-aided sequence searches and comparisons (homologies).
The algorithms used to perform searches and comparisons
are provided. Computers are used to implement gene analyses
in the area of DNA, protein, and RNA prediction of sequences
and structures. The course includes a computer laboratory and
biological, wet laboratory in genomics.
Prerequisites: MAT 01400, BIO 01300
BIO 60 Course Outcome

BIO 06100, Research Methods 2 crs. 2 hrs.
Corequisite: BIO 06200
Introduction to the nature of scientific investigation and acquiring skills needed to develop a research problem. Emphasis placed on reading primary sources of scientific literature, experiment design, data presentation and analysis, and preparation of a literature review.
Prerequisite: Department Permission and passing scores on CUNY Math Assessment Test & ACT In Reading & Writing

BIO 61 Course Outcome

BIO 06200, Biological Instrumentation 2crs. 3 hrs.
Theory and practical operation of basic laboratory instruments and techniques, including analytical balances, pH meters, UV/VIS spectrophotometers, atomic absorption spectroscopy, chromatography, gel electrophoresis, computer-based instrumentation and other techniques.

Prerequisite: Department Permission and passing scores on CUNY Math Assessment Test & ACT in Reading & Writing
Corequisite: BIO 06100
BIO 62 Course Outcome

BIO 06500 – MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BIOLOGY
(3 crs., 6 hrs. – 3 hrs lecture, 3 hrs. lab)
The structure and functions of cell components are covered.
Emphasis will be placed on the molecular composition of cells
and the molecular mechanisms a cell uses to grow and divide.
Experiments and computer exercises are designed around fundamental
questions in eukaryotic cell biology with an emphasis on
biochemical and molecular biological techniques.
Prerequisites: BIO 01400, CHM 01100
BIO 65 Course Outcome

#+ BIO 70 -- THE SCIENCE of NUTRITION (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
Increased food processing, chemical additions to food, and the great variety of available foods makes it important to understand the basic ideas of modern nutrition. Such concepts as biochemical individuality as related to nutrition for optimum health are integrated with surveys of carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism. Also studied are the role of vitamins and minerals in metabolic processes, food selection, special diets during illness, safety of the food supply. Students analyze their own diet. This course does NOT satisfy the Biology major elective requirement
BIO 70 Course Outcome

BIO 81 -- INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-3 crs. 1-3 hrs.)
Independent study of Biology is developed individually between student and faculty member and must be approved by the Department.

BIO 82 (1-3 crs. 1-3 hrs.)
This course is of a topical and pilot nature and is designed to meet the immediate needs and interests of various student populations. It is offered for a maximum of two semesters.

BIO/MAT 09100, BIOSTATISTICS (4 crs. 4 hrs.)
An introduction to the theories and techniques relating to
probability, statistics and data analysis as pertaining to biology.
Discrete and continuous probability distributions are studied
including binomial, normal and t-distributions. Classical and
Bayesian statistics, estimation, hypothesis testing will be
emphasized. SPSS software will be introduced and used in the
laboratory.
Prerequisite: MAT 00900, and BIO 01300 or BIO 03300 or
Department permission
BIO 91 Course Outcome

# Open to all students in partial fulfillment of their science requirement
+ Basic Course
~ Remedial Course

 

 
 
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