Biology Courses offered at NICC
BIOS 1010 GENERAL BIOLOGY (3)
This course covers fundamental processes of cells and organisms, cell structure genetics,
biotechnology, evolution, classification, diversity, and interaction of organisms
at the molecular, cellular, organismic, ecosystems, and biosphere level. It is designed
as both a course for non-majors and as a foundation course for those planning additional
work in biology (may or may not transfer as a program requirement for biology majors).
(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 BIOS 1214. GPS/GIS will be used extensively within the course. (Previously known as NAT 131) Pre/Co-requisite: BIOS 1210
BIOS 2250 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (3)
Introduction to the form and function of the human body. Including organization, basic chemistry, cells, tissues, skin, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous system and introduction special senses.
(Previously known as BIO 240- General Anatomy and Physiology I) *Prerequisite: BIOS 1010/1014 or department approval
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)
Introduction to the form and function of the following human body systems: continuation of the nervous system and special senses, endocrine system, blood and cardiovascular system, lymphatic system, immune system, respiratory system, digestive system, metabolism, urinary system, fluid electrolyte and pH balance, and reproductive systems. (Previously known as BIO 250- General Anatomy and Physiology II) *Prerequisite: BIOS 2250/2254 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) *Co-requisite: BIOS 2260
BIOS 2460 MICROBIOLOGY (3)
Study of microbiology with emphasis on structure of microbial cells, their nutrition and growth, control of growth, genetics and genetic engineering, metabolic and biosynthesis activity, and host-parasite interactions. Accompanying laboratory study emphasizes microbiological techniques including microbial control and manipulation.
BIOS 2464 MICROBIOLOGY LAB (1)
Laboratory component of BIOS 2460. *Co-requisite: BIOS 2460
BIOS 2900 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-3)
(Previously known as BIO 290)
BIOS 2990 INTERNSHIP/PRACTICUM (1-4)
(Previously known as BIO 299)