40 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS High school requirements are: one year of biology, one year of chemistry, three years of mathematics, and two years of foreign lan guage. One year of physics is desirable. Deficiencies can be fulfilled with permission from the Department of Biological Science. COURSES 100 Biological Principles - Lecture (3) Unifying principles of biology with em phasis on human organ systems. No lab is required, but Biology 110 is the lab course designed to accompany 100. Biology 100 without the lab (100) will not receive trans fer credit at most other universities. Not open to biology majors. 110 Observational Biology Laboratory (2) Observational and investigative ap proach to surveying a range of biological or ganisms and examining selected human systems. Three hours laboratory, one hour lecture/discussion designed to be taken with Bio 100. Lab fee: $25. 111 General Biology (4) Introductory course for majors emphasiz ing the principles of cellular and molecular biology, genetics and development, human physiology, ecology and natural selection. Laboratory (4 hours) divided between obser vational and experimental approaches, with emphasis on collection and interpretation of quantitative data. Lab fee: $25. 120 Current Topics in Biology (3) Selected topics of current interest and concern are studied. Sections are offered each year upon sufficient demand. HUMAN ECOLOGY An introduction to contemporary envi ronmental problems emphasizing man's role in their cause and responsible steward ship of natural resources, including such topics as biological diversity, cycles in na ture, population dynamics, pollution, progress, energy sources, natural re sources, endangered species, and attitudes toward the earth. HUMAN BIOLOGY Selected body systems and/or diseases will be studied in detail.
ing 111,211,222, 281 or 282,312,322,342, 401, 450 or 470 and a minimum of 11 units of upper division electives. (Biology 211 is replaced by 252 or 301 for the med-tech em phasis.) Thirty-two units of supporting sci ences from the Departments of Chemistry, Mathematical and Computer Sciences, and Physical Sciences are also required includ ing Chemistry 105, 106, 301 and 302, Physics 111 or 211, and Math 105 or 210. Biology 312, 401, 450 and 470 have been designated as the writing competency courses. Other upper division biology course work may be used with the consent of the department. Note: The eight units ofgeneral education science requirement are met by the comple tion of the major. Other programs/options in conjunction with this major are: Life Science Teaching Credential A Bachelor of Science degree in biologi cal education fulfills the state requirement for a Life Science Teaching Credential. This credential is offered with the comple tion of 40 units, including 111, 211, 222, 281, 312, 322, 342, 352, 401 , 450 or 470, and a minimum of seven units of upper division electives. A minimum of 17 units of sup porting sciences from theDepartments 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 as sistant (Biology 110 is recommended). The student must also have an advisor in the Department of Education. Clear Teaching Credential The professional education courses re quired by the Department of Education are 300,330,410, 425,435,450,452,470and Biology 300. At least 12 units of the above must be taken prior to graduation. Note: The eight units ofgeneral education math/science requirements are met by the completion of the major. MINOR Biological Science Minor Offered with the completion of 20 units, 12 of which must be upper division. General Biology (111) and Genetics (342) are required. The remaining elective units are to be approved by a department adviser.
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FACULTY Associate Professors: Kuld, Lin, Payne, Van Deusen Assistant Professor: Ebeling OBJECTIVES The biological science major, supported by chemistry, physics and mathematics, in corporates a breadth in the major areas of biology to serve as a base for advanced or more specialized study. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for the follow ing: (1) further study in the health related fields of medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, medical technology, physical therapy, and physician's assistant, (2) graduate study in various disciplines of biological science, (3) secondary education, (4) careers in applied biology related to agriculture, industry, missions, etc. Upon completion of the biological sci ence major, it is intended that the student be able to: (1) understand and apply the sci entific method to historical and current problems in the various biological disci plines and relate them to broader applica tions in life, (2) integrate pertinent scrip tural principles with known biological facts, (3) discuss theories of evolution and origins within the context of a scriptural view of creation, (4) know the basic biological func tions of living organisms and relate these functions to the levels of biological organi zation (hierarchy) and to a better under standing of himself, (5) demonstrate writing competency and communication skills while using scientific terminology, (6) understand the relationship of chemistry, physics and mathematics to the biological sciences, (7) describe genetic processes at molecular and organismal levels, (8) explain cellular organization, function and regulation, (9) understand energy dynamics at the various levels of biological organization, (10) de scribe the integrated regulatory systems of plants and animals, (11) use (and under stand the theory of) selected scientific in strumentation and research techniques. DEGREE PROGRAM A BACHELOR OF Sc!ENCE DEGREE IN BIOLOGICAL ScIENCE is offered upon completion of the university baccaulaureate and major re quirements. The biological science major requires the completion of 40 units, includ-
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