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2013-2014 CSULB University Catalog

Biology

Courses - BIOL Lower Division

Students pursuing a major and/or a minor in this department may receive unit credit for courses marked with the symbol '##' as a general elective but may not apply the units toward the specific or elective requirements for any degree or option in this department. Majors in this department may, however, take, for general education purposes, interdisciplinary courses offered by this department. All other courses in this department are open to majors and minors but by letter grade only (A-F).

LOWER DIVISION

100.## Biology of the Human Environment (3) F,S

Prerequisite/Corequisite: One GE Foundation course.
Biological perspective on the interaction between humans and their environment. Specifically designed for non-science majors.
(Lecture 3 hrs.)

153. Introduction to Marine Biology (3) F,S

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Courses that fulfill the A.1 and B.2 GE requirements.
Scientific approach to the study of marine organisms and their relationships to the environment. Emphasis on human interaction with marine ecosystems.
(Lecture 2 hrs., laboratory and field 3 hrs.) Field trips may be required outside of scheduled class time. Not open for credit to students with credit in BIOL 201.

153L. Introduction to Marine Biology Laboratory (1) F,S

Prerequisite: Open only to students who have successfully completed the equivalent of the lecture portion of BIOL 153 at another accredited institution and have consent of the Department of Biological Sciences.
Identical to the laboratory portion of BIOL 153. Students enrolled in BIOL 153L will take it in the same room and at the same time as students enrolled in BIOL 153. Not open for credit to students with credit in BIOL 153. (Laboratory 3 hrs.)

200.## General Biology (4) F,S

Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.
Brief survey of major areas of biology including cell biology, genetics, evolution, phylogeny, plant and animal anatomy and physiology, ecology, and behavior. Specially designed for non-science majors.
Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. (Lecture 3 hrs., laboratory 3 hrs.)

200L.## General Biology Laboratory (1) F,S

Prerequisite: Open only to students who have successfully completed the equivalent of the lecture portion of BIOL 200 at another accredited institution and have consent of the Department of Biological Sciences.
BIOL 200L is identical to the laboratory component of BIOL 200. Students enrolled in BIOL 200L will take it in the same room and at the same time as students enrolled in BIOL 200.
Not open for credit to students with credit in BIOL 200. Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. (Laboratory 3 hrs.)

205.## Human Biology (4) F,S

Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
Brief survey of human biology focusing on anatomy, physiology, and development of cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems; including molecular biology, genetics, ecology, evolution, and diversity. Specially designed for non-science majors.
Not open for credit to students with credit in A/P 107 or 205. Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. (Lecture 3 hrs., laboratory 3 hrs.)

205L.## Human Biology Laboratory (1) F,S

Prerequisite: Open only to students who have successfully completed the equivalent of the lecture portion of BIOL 205 at another accredited institution and have consent of the Department of Biological Sciences. Identical to the laboratory portion of BIOL 205. Students enrolled in BIOL 205L will take it in the same room and at the same time as students enrolled in BIOL 205.
Not open for credit to students with credit in BIOL 205. Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. (Laboratory 3 hrs.)

207.## Human Physiology (4) F,S

Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
General introduction to the functional integration of human body systems. Designed for majors in biomedical engineering, physical education, and the allied health fields.
Not open for credit to students with credit in A/P 207 or 209. (Lecture 3 hrs., laboratory 3 hrs.) Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

208.## Human Anatomy (4) F,S

Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
Gross anatomy of humans from the cellular to the systemic levels. Intensive laboratory experience including the use of human cadavers. Designed for majors in kinesiology and the allied health fields.
Not open for credit to students with credit in A/P 202 or 208. (Lecture 3 hrs., laboratory 3 hrs.) Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

211. Introduction to Evolution and Diversity (4) F,S

Prerequisite/Corequisite: CHEM 111A with a grade of "C" or better.
Intended for natural science majors. First of three semester introductory sequence. Evolution as a process responsible for biological diversity at all levels: molecular, cellular, organismal, population, and community. Phylogenetic and taxonomic survey of life. Science as method of inquiry. Failure of either the lecture or the laboratory component will result in a failing grade for the entire course.
Not open to students with credit in BIOL 111. Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hrs., laboratory 3 hrs.) Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

211L. Introduction to Evolution and Diversity Laboratory (1) F,S

Prerequisites: Open only to students who have successfully completed the equivalent of the lecture component of BIOL 211 at another accredited institution and have consent of the Department of Biological Sciences.
Phylogenetic and taxonomic survey of life emphasizing the principles of evolution and science as a method of inquiry. Identical to the laboratory component of BIOL 211. Students enrolled in BIOL 211L will take it in the same room and at the same time as students enrolled in BIOL 211.
Not open to students with credit in BIOL 111L. Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 3 hrs.) Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

212. Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology (4) F,S

Prerequisites: BIOL 211, CHEM 111A with grades of "C" or better.
Prequisite/Corequisite: CHEM 111B.
The second of a three semester introductory sequence. Introduction to macromolecular and cellular structure and function and to fundamental genetic principles. Failure of either the lecture or laboratory componenjt will result in a failing grade for the entire course.
Not open to students with credit in BIOL 211A. Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hrs., laboratory 3hrs.) Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

212L. Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory (1) F,S

Prerequisites: Open only to students who have successfully completed the equivalent of the lecture component of BIOL 212 at another institution and have consent of the Department of Biological Sciences.
Introduction to methods for studying macromolecular and cellular structure and function and fundamental genetic analyses. Identical to the laboratory component of BIOL 212. Students enrolled in BIOL 212L will take it in the same room and at the same time as students enrolled in BIOL 212.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open to students with credit in BIOL 211A or 211C. (Laboratory 3 hrs.) Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

213. Introduction to Ecology and Physiology (4) F,S

Prerequisites: BIOL 211, 212, CHEM 111B, each with a grade of "C" or better.
The third of a three semester introductory sequence. Introduction to the functional biology of plants and the abiotic and biotic factors that affect their distribution and abundance. Failure of either the lecture or the laboratory component will result in failing grade for the entire course.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hrs., laboratory 3 hrs.) Not open to students with credit in BIOL 211B. Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

213L. Introduction to Ecology and Physiology Laboratory (1) F,S

Prerequisites: Open only to students who have successfully completed the equivalent of the lecture component of BIOL 213 at another institution and have consent of the Department of Biological Sciences.
Introduction to methods for studying plant and animal structure and function and the interactions among organisms and their environments. Identical to the laboratory component of BIOL 213. Students enrolled in BIOL 213L will take it in the same room and at the same time as students enrolled in BIOL 213.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open to students with credit in BIOL 211B or 211D. (Laboratory 3 hrs.) Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

260. Biostatistics (3) F,S

Prerequisites: BIOL 211 or BIOL 207 or MICR 200; MATH 111 or 113 or 119A or 122 all with a grade of "C" or better.
Probability and statistics used in the description and analysis of biological data.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 2 hrs., laboratory 3 hrs.) Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

296. Introduction to Undergraduate Directed Research (1) F,S

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Introduction to research in biology approved and directed by a faculty member in the Department of Biological Sciences. Designed primarily to introduce lower division students to research before taking MICR/BIOL 496.
Credit/No Credit only. May be repeated to a maximum of 3 units in different semesters. Same course as MICR 296. Not open for credit to students with credit in MICR 296. Students who have completed one or more units of MICR/BIOL 496 may not enroll in this course. (Conference 1 hr., laboratory 3 hrs.)

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