Biological Science



cal science major requires the comple­ tion of the following required hours and an emp hases. Forty of the required units, including 111, 11 2, 222 , 281 or 282 , 312, 322, 342, 401, 450 or 470 and a minimum of 11 units of upper division electives. MAJORS Biological Science Thirty-two units of supporting sciences from the Departments of Chemistry, Mathematical Sci ences , and Physical Sciences are also required including Chem istry 105, 106, 301 and 302, Physics 111 or 132, and Math 105 or 210. Biology 3 I 2, 40 I, 450 and 470 have been designated as the writing compe­ tency courses. Other upper division biology course work may be used with the consent of the department. All concentrations must include 24 upper division units. Nole: The eight units of general edu­ cation science requirement are met /;y the cornpktion of the major. Other programs/ op ti ons in con­ junction with this major are: Life Science Teaching Credential A Bachelor of Science degree in biological education fu lfill s the state requirement for a Life Science Teach­ ing Creden ti al. This credential is offered with the completion of 40 uni ts , including 111, 11 2, 222, 281 , 312, 322, 342, 352, 401, 450 or 470, and a mini­ mum of seven units of upper division electives. A minimum of 17 units of supporting sciences from the Depart­ ments of Chemistry and Mathematical and Computer Sciences are required including Chemistry 105, 106 and 301, and one math course. The student must serve as a biology teaching assis­ tant (Biology I IO is recommended). The student must also have an advisor

Chair: Elisha B. van Deusen, Ph.D. FACULTY Professor: Payne Associate Professors: Kuld, Lin, Van Deusen Assistant Professor: Ebeling OBJECTIVES The biological science major, sup­ ported by chemistry, physics and mathematics, incorporates a breadth in the major areas of biology to serve as a base for advanced or more spe­ cialized study. The curricu lum is designed to prepare students for the fo ll owing: (I) further study in the health related fields of medicine, den­ tistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, medical technology, physical therapy, and physician's assistant, (2) graduate study in various disciplines of biologi­ cal science, (3) secondary education, (4) careers in applied biology related to agriculture, industry, missions, etc. Upon completion of the biological science major, it is intended that the studen t be able to: (I) understand and apply the scientific method to histori­ cal and current problems in the vari­ ous biological disciplines and relate them to broader applications in life, (2) integrate pertinent scriptural prin­ ciples with known biological facts, (3) discuss theories of evolution and ori­ gins within the context of a scriptural view of creation, (4) kn ow the basic biological funct ions of living organ­ isms and relate these functions to the levels of biological organization (h ier­ archy) and to a better understanding of himse lf, (5) demonstrate writing competency and communication ski lls while using scientific terminology, (6) understand the relationship of chem­ istry, physics and mathematics to the biological scie nces , (7) describe genetic processes at molecu lar and organismal levels, (8) explain cellular organization, function and regulation, (9) understand energy dynamics at the various levels of biological organiza­ tion, ( I0) describe the integrated reg­ ulatory systems of plants and animals, (1 1) use (and understand the theory of) selected scientific instrumentation

of relevant current issues and litera• ture will be included . Prerequi site BIOS 11 l or signature of instructor.

A Biological Science Minor offered with the completion of 20 units, 12 of which must be upper division. Gen­ eral Biology ( 111 and 112) and Genet­ ics (342) are required. The remain­ ing elective units are to be approved by a department adviser. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS High school requirements are: one year of biology, one year of chemi stry, three years of mathematics, and two years of fo reign language. One year of physics is desirable. Deficiencies can be fu lfilled with permission from the Department of Biological Science. ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS Students wishing to enro ll in any · courses in the Biological Sciences must be el igible to take English 11 0A or must have the permission of the instructor to take the course. COURSES 100 Biological Principles - Lecture (3) Unifying prin ciples of biology with emphasis on human organ systems. No lab is required, but Biology 11 0 is the lab course designed to accompany I 00. Biology l00 1vithout the lab (I 00) will not receive transfer credit at most other universities. Not open to biology majors. 110 Observational Biology - Laboratory (2) Observa tion al and inves ti ga ti ve approach to surveying a range of biologi­ cal organisms and examining selected human systems. Three hours laboratory, one hour lecture/ discussion designed to be taken with Biology 100. Lab fee: $25. 111 General Biology I (4) In trod uctory course for majo rs emphasizing the principles of cellular and molecular bi ology, genetics, development, systematics and natural selection. Laboratory (4 hours) divided between obse rvationa l and expe rimen tal approac hes, with emphasis on collection and interpre­ tation of quantitative data. Frequent lab discussion of relevant issues and literature will be included. Fall semes­ ter. Lab fee: $25. 112 General Biolgy II (4) Continu ation of gene ral biology emphasizing the principles of human physiology, ecology and homeostatic mechanisms. Laboratory (4 hours) will involve dissection as well as exper­ imentation. Frequent lab discussion

Spring semester. Lab fee: $25. 120 Current Topics in Biology (3)

Selected topics of current interest and concern are studi ed. Sections are offere d eac h yea r upon suffici ent demand. Topics are the following: Human Ecology. An introduction to contemporary environmental prob- lems emphasizing man's role in their cause and responsible stewardship of natural resources, including such top- ics as bi ologica l diversity, cycles in nature, population dynamics, pollu- tion , progress, energy sources, natural resources , endangered species, and auitudes toward the earth. Human Biology. Selected body sys­ tems and/ or diseases will be studied in detail. Nutrition. A detailed study of the basic nutriti onal needs of humans: wa ter, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vitamins and minerals. Also included is coverage of certa in nutritional issues such as health foods , megavita­ mins, obesity, and food additives, as we ll as a computer-a ided personal diet-analysis assignment. Plant/Animal St.udies. An investiga­ tive and/ or identification approach to studying selected plant and/ or an imal groups. Transportation fee: $400 (if field taught). 130 Seminar in Biology Science (1-2) Directed research (literature or labo­ ratory) in selected areas of biology with written and/ or oral presentations by students ; in te nded to stimulate inquiry and creative thought. Not open to biology majors. 211 Invertebrate Biology (4) Taxonomy and morphology of inver­ tebrate phyla; laboratory dissection of invertebrates. Three hours lecture, four hours laboratory. Prerequisite: 100 and 110, or 11 l. Lab fee: $25. 222 Botany (4) The study of the organs, tissues, func­ tions and responses to environment of typical flowering plants and the mor­ phology and life history of the major lower plant groups. Some classifica­ tion of local forms is included , and limited use of the scanning electron microscope is available. Three hours lecture, four hours laboratory. Pre­ requisite: 100 or 111. Lab fee: $i5.


in the Department of Education. Clear Teaching Credential

The professional education courses required by the Department of Education are 300, 330, 410, 425, 435 , 450, 452 , 470 and Biology 300. At least 12 units of the above must be taken pri or to graduation. All concentrations must incl ude 24 upper division units. Note: The eight units of general edu­ cation math/science requirements are met /;y the cornpktion of themajor.

and research techniques. DEGREE PROGRAM

A Bachelor of Science Degree in Bia­ logical Science is offered upon comple­ tion of the university baccalaureate and major requirements. The biologi-

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