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Biology Courses offered at NICC

BIOS 1010 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. (Previously known as BIO 110)

BIOS 1014 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. (Previously known as BIO 111) *Pre- or co-requisite: BIOS 1010

BIOS 1110 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: BIOS 1010/1011 or equivalent.

BIOS 1114 GENERAL BOTANY LAB (1)

Laboratory to accompany BIOS 1110. *Pre- or co-requisite: BIOS 1110

BIOS 1200 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.
(Previously known as BIO 120 and NAT 120)

BIOS 1204 CONCEPTS OF ECOLOGY LABORATORY (1)

Formerly NAT 121
Laboratory component of BIOS 1200. Emphasis will be on field techniques and sampling methodology. (Previously known as BIO 121) *Pre- or co-requisite: BIOS 1200

BIOS 1210 INTRODUCTION TO GEOLOGY (3)

This course will study our physical environment and the processes shaping it. The materials and structures of the earth’s crust, the origins of landforms, the concept of geological time, and the nature of the earth’s interior are also studied. Constant attention will be given to geological effects on our environment. (Previously known as NAT 130)

BIOS 1214 INTRODUCTION TO GEOLOGY LABORATORY (1)

Laboratory to accompany NAT 120. GPS/GIS will be used extensively within the course. (Previously known as NAT 131) Pre/Co-requisite: BIOS 1210

BIOS 2030 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. (Previously known as NAT 103)

BIOS 2030 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. (Previously known as NAT 103)

BIOS 2250 HUMAN 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. (Previously known as BIO 240- General Anatomy and Physiology I) *Prerequisite: BIOS 1010/1011 or equivalent

BIOS 2254 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I LABORATORY (1)

Laboratory component of BIOS 2250. The labs will use demonstrations and inquiry techniques.
(Previously known as BIO 241- General Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory) *Pre- or co-requisite: BIOS 2250)

BIOS 2260 HUMAN 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. (Previously known as BIO 250- General Anatomy and Physiology II) *Prerequisite: BIOS 2250/2251 or equivalent

BIOS 2264 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II LABORATORY (1)

Laboratory component of BIOS 2260. (Previously known as BIO 251- General Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory) *Pre- or co-requisite: BIOS 2260

BIOS 2900 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-3)

(Previously known as BIO 290)

BIOS 2990 INTERNSHIP/PRACTICUM (3)

(Previously known as BIO 299)