Courses: Biology

BIOLOGY (BIOL)

Course descriptions from the 2016-2017 Catalog.

BIOL 100 Human Biology (3)

Designed for the non-biologist who wishes to learn more about the fundamental biological concepts, with emphasis on humans and the human body. Topics covered will include the structure and functions of cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems of the human body, which will be related to physical fitness, nutrition, health, disease and genetics. Evolution of humans and their role in the biosphere will also be covered. Not intended for science majors. (DB)

Prerequisite: ENG 22 or ENG 24 with a C or better or equivalent.

BIOL 101 Biology for Non-Majors (3)

Companion course to BIOL 101L Biology for Non-Majors Laboratory. The course will provide students not majoring in any of the natural sciences with an understanding of the major concepts in the following biological disciplines: cell structure and function, genetics, evolutionary theory, plant and animal structure and function, ecology and animal behavior. Additionally, it provides non-science majors with an understanding of the scientific approach to problem solving and the increasing role biology has in daily life. (DB)

Prerequisite: ENG 22 or ENG 24, with a grade of C or better or equivalent. Corequisite: BIOL 101L.

BIOL 101L Biology for Non-Majors Laboratory (1)

Companion laboratory to BIOL 101 Biology for Non-Majors. The laboratory and field activities in BIOL 101L provide students not majoring in any of the natural sciences with an understanding of the major concepts in the following biological disciplines: cell structure and function, genetics, evolutionary theory, plant and animal structure and function, ecology and animal behavior. Additionally, it provides non-science majors with an understanding of the scientific approach to problem solving and the increasing role biology has in daily life. Laboratory attendance is required. (DY)

Prerequisite: ENG 22 or ENG 24, with a grade of C or better or equivalent

Corequisite: BIOL 101

BIOL 124 Environment and Ecology (3)

Working from a general background in biology, the course examines the many interrelationships among organisms and their environment with an emphasis on the impact which our species has had (and may yet have) on the total planet. Problems of pollution, overpopulation, depletion of resources, etc. are considered. Causes of ecological problems and alternatives to current actions by people are suggested and evaluated, stressing the ecological action of the individual. Emphasis is placed on problems relating to island ecology and Hawai'i in particular. (DB)

Prerequisite: ENG 24 with grade of C or better or equivalent.

BIOL 124L Environment and Ecology Lab (1)

This laboratory course is an extension of the lecture course, Environment and Ecology (BIOL 124). It is designed to introduce students to the basic field techniques used in environmental and ecological studies applying the principles learned in BIOL 124. Occasional field trips. It may be taken either concurrently or separately after completion of the BIOL 124. (DY)

Prerequisite: BIOL 124 (or concurrent)

BIOL 130 Anatomy and Physiology (4)

BIOL 130 focuses on the structure and function of the human body which includes a study of its gross anatomy, microanatomy, physiology, pathology, and pathophysiology. (DB)

Prerequisite: ENG 24, or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

Rec Prep: CHEM 100 or higher or biochemistry course; or college level of biology or zoology course.

BIOL 130L Anatomy and Physiology Lab (1)

BIOL 130 L focuses on gross and microscopic anatomy of the human body with special emphasis upon the skeleton, muscles, heart and blood vessels, and the nervous system. (DY)

Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent enrollment in BIOL 130.

BIOL 171 Introduction to Biology I (3)

Introductory biology for all life science majors. Cell structure and chemistry, growth, reproduction, genetics, evolution, viruses, bacteria, and simple eukaryotes. (DB)

Prerequisite: CHEM 151 or 151B (or concurrent); or CHEM 161 or CHEM 161 and CHEM 161L (or concurrent); or equivalent or consent of the instructor..

Corequisite: BIOL 171L.

Rec Prep: High school level biology course.

BIOL 171L Introduction to Biology I Lab (1)

Laboratory to accompany BIOL 171. (DY)

Prerequisite: CHEM 151 or 151B (or concurrent); or CHEM 161 (or concurrent); or equivalent or consent of the instructor.

Corequisite: BIOL 171.

Rec Prep: High school level biology course.

BIOL 172 Introduction to Biology II (3)

Continuation of BIOL 171. Anatomy, physiology, and systematics of plants and animals; behavior; ecosystems, populations, and communities.(DB)

Prerequisite: BIOL 171 and BIOL 171L with grade of C or better or equivalent.

Corequisite: BIOL 172L

BIOL 172L Introduction to Biology II Lab (1)

This laboratory course is an extension of the lecture course, Introduction to Biology II (BIOL 172). It is designed to introduce students to the basic lab techniques used in biology research applying the principles learned in BIOL 172. Occasional field trips.(DY)

Prerequisite: BIOL 171 and BIOL 171L with grade of C or better or equivalent.

Corequisite: BIOL 172.

BIOL 200 Coral Reefs (3)

Companion course to BIOL 200L Coral Reefs Laboratory. The course is an introduction to the biology, ecology and geology of coral reefs. Topics include the physical and chemical properties of coral reef habitats, reef geology, the physiology, anatomy, ecology and evolution of coral reef organisms, and the management of human impacts on coral reefs. Emphasis will be on Hawai'i's coral reefs, but comparisons will be made among reefs from other areas. Class meets for 3 hours of lecture per week. (DB)

Prerequisite: ENG 24 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, or qualified for ENG 100.

Corequisite: BIOL 200L

BIOL 200L Coral Reefs Laboratory (1)

Companion laboratory to BIOL 200 Coral Reefs. The laboratory and field activities in BIOL 200L provide an introduction to the biology, ecology and geology of coral reefs. Topics include the physical and chemical properties of coral reef habitats, reef geology, the physiology, anatomy, ecology and evolution of coral reef organisms, and the management of human impacts on coral reefs. Emphasis will be on Hawai'i's coral reefs, but comparisons will be made among reefs from other areas. Class meets for 3 hours of laboratory and field activities per week. (DY)

Prerequisite: ENG 24 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, or qualified for ENG 100

Corequisite: BIOL 200

BIOL 265 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (3)

Principles of ecology and evolution for the life science majors stressing integrated approach and recent advances. (DB)

Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in BIOL 171/171L and BIOL 172/172L.

Corequisite: BIOL 265L

BIOL 265L Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Lab (1)

Laboratory to accompany BIOL 265. (DY)

Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in BIOL 171/171L and BIOL 172/172L.

Corequisite: Credit in or concurrent registration in BIOL 265.

BIOL 275 Cell and Molecular Biology (3)

BIOL 275 is an integrated cell and molecular biology course for life science majors. This course is designed to give the student a fundamental understanding of the structure and biochemistry of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells. The course covers the basic principles of molecular biology and includes modern advances in biotechnology, recombinant DNA technology and bioinformatics. (DB)

Prerequisite: BIOL 171/171L and CHEM 272/272L or instructor consent.

BIOL 275L Cell and Molecular Biology Lab (2)

BIOL 275L is a lecture/laboratory in cell and molecular biology for life science majors. This course is taken either concurrently or after BIOL 275. Through lectures and laboratory exercises, students will acquire a fundamental understanding of the biochemistry of the cell. Students will also acquire competence in modern advances in protein chemistry, recombinant DNA technology and biotechnology. (DY)

Prerequisite: BIOL 171/171L and CHEM 272/272L or instructor consent.

Corequisite: Credit or concurrent registration in BIOL 275

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