This laboratory course is structured to incorporate experiments representative of materials being covered in BIO 220. It offers an opportunity for students to experience the biological concepts taught in class because it acts as hands-on supplement to lecture. It is especially useful for those people who learn better by doing.
This General Biology course is designed for Biology and Natural Resources Management majors who are pursuing an Associate Degree at the Independence Junior College. This course introduces students to phylogeny and taxonomy in classification. It provides a detailed breakdown of the six kingdoms of organisms including: Eubacteria, Archaebacteria, protista, fungi, Animalia and plantae. It therefore includes the lifecycles of some of the phylum that belong to the different kingdoms including Chlamydomona, Amoeba, Paramecium, Coniferophyta, Bryophyta and so on. General Biology II also incorporates sexual and asexual reproduction in animals and plants including earthworms, grasshoppers, frogs, humans and birds. The course further includes oogenesis and spermatogenesis in humans as well as the menstrual cycle, courtship, pregnancy, problems associated with the reproductive system, labor and delivery.
This course provides the vocabulary, theory, principles, and hands-on experience to support the practical, clinical and technical requirements of programs that require knowledge of human systems. The interrelationships of body systems are presented so that the human body is studied as an integrated whole and emphasis is placed on homeostatic mechanisms as they relate to health and disease. Topics include: Anatomy, and physiology of endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, immune, digestive, renal and reproductive systems; integrative homeostatic theories of life support and maintenance.
This course is designed for Biology majors and introduces students to basic unit of inheritance, DNA (deoxyribose nucleic acid). It focuses on the structure of nucleic acids and their roles in protein synthesis and nuclear division. It also introduces students to the process of DNA replication, protein synthesis and nuclear division. It further looks at macromolecules and how they direct molecular process in eukaryotic cells. Students are also introduced to the basic principles of classical genetics involving the work of Gregor Mendel, which discusses key concept involving patterns of inheritance. In addition, topics such as genetic engineering, speciation, variation and natural selection and evolution are explored in this course.