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Biology Courses offered at NICC

BIO 103 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES (3)

This course is an introduction to the basic principles of ecology and the mechanisms by which these principles affect our lives. Attention is focused on the various issues dealing with humans' impact on the environment in rural, urban and wilderness areas. Taught with a combined biological, chemical, and socio-political approach. The course also introduces Native perspectives towards the environment, with cultural and traditional topics relating to the Great Plains.

BIO 104 INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL RESOURCES (3)

This is a survey course to introduce students to the various disciplines in the natural resources area. Discussion of conservation history and certain environmental problems (Same as course NAT 101).

BIO 110 GENERAL BIOLOGY (3)

This course is designed as an overview of Biology which will allow students to intelligently select specific areas for further study. Students will develop lab skills, techniques, and an appreciation of the natural world and its complexities. Specific areas covered will include characteristics and organization of living things, problem solving, cells, genetics, classification, viruses, bacteria, plants, invertebrates, vertebrates, and ecology. (3 classroom hours)

BIO 111 GENERAL BIOLOGY LAB (1)

A laboratory course in general biology which focuses on developing lab skills and techniques through exploration of characteristics and organization of living things. Pre- or co-requisite: BIO 110.

BIO 115 GENERAL BOTANY (3)

This is a survey of the plant kingdom, with a study of representative plants from each of the major plant groups. Emphasis upon local flora where possible. Prerequisite: BIO 101 or equivalent.

BIO 116 GENERAL BOTANY LAB (1)

Laboratory to accompany BIO 115. Pre- or co-requisite: BIO 115.

BIO 120 CONCEPTS OF ECOLOGY (3)

This is an introduction to basic ecological principles and in-depth study of how they apply in all major biomes and ecosystems of the earth. Includes terrestrial and water environments. (Same course as NAT 120)

BIO 121 CONCEPTS OF ECOLOGY LABORATORY (1)

Laboratory component of BIO 120. Emphasis will be on field techniques and sampling methodology. (Same course as NAT 121) Pre- or co-requisite: BIO 120.

BIO 240 GENERAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (3)

This course is an introduction to the form and function of the human body, including organization, basic chemistry, cells, tissue, skin, skeletal system, muscular system, and nervous system.

BIO 241 GENERAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I LABORATORY (1)

Laboratory component of BIO 240. The labs will use demonstrations and inquiry techniques. Pre- or co-requisite: BIO 240.

BIO 250 GENERAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II (3)

This class is a quick review of Anatomy/Physiology I and an introduction to the form and function of the following human body systems: special senses, endocrine system, blood and cardiovascular systems, lymphatic system, respiratory system, digestive system, metabolism, urinary system, fluid, electrolyte and pH balance, reproductive system and immune system.

BIO 251 GENERAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II LABORATORY (1)

Laboratory component of BIO 250. Pre- or co-requisite: BIO 250.

BIO 290 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-3)

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BIO 299 INTERNSHIP/PRACTICIUM(3)

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