2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
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Course Number: BIOL 1322 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Nutrition and Diet Therapy

This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Dallas College Core Curriculum course.
Prerequisite Required: College level ready in Reading.
Course Description: This course introduces general nutritional concepts in health and disease and includes practical applications of that knowledge. Special emphasis is given to nutrients and nutritional processes including functions, food sources, digestion, absorption, and metabolism. Food safety, availability, and nutritional information including food labels, advertising, and nationally established guidelines are addressed. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1905015109


Course Number: BIOL 1406 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Biology for Science Majors I

This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Dallas College Core Curriculum course.
Prerequisite Required: College level ready in Reading.
Course Description: Fundamental principles of living organisms will be studied, including physical and chemical properties of life, organization, function, evolutionary adaptation, and classification. Study and examination of the concepts of cytology, reproduction, genetics, and scientific reasoning are included. Laboratory activities will reinforce these concepts. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2601015103


Course Number: BIOL 1407 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Biology for Science Majors II

This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Dallas College Core Curriculum course.
Prerequisite Required: BIOL 1406.
Course Description: An introductory survey of current biological concepts for students majoring in the sciences. The diversity and classification of life will be studied, including animals, plants, protists, fungi, and prokaryotes. Special emphasis will be given to anatomy, physiology, ecology, and evolution of plants and animals. Laboratory activities will reinforce study of these concepts. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2601015103


Course Number: BIOL 1408 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Biology for Non-Science Majors I

This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Dallas College Core Curriculum course.
Prerequisite Required: College level ready in Reading.
Course Description: Presentation of biological concepts for the non-science major. Provides a survey of biological principles with an emphasis on humans, including chemistry of life, cells, structure, function, and reproduction. Laboratory activities will reinforce these concepts. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2601015103


Course Number: BIOL 1409 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Biology for Non-Science Majors II

This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Dallas College Core Curriculum course.
Prerequisite Required: College level ready in Reading.
Course Description: Presentation of biological concepts for the non-science major. This course will provide a survey of biological principles with an emphasis on humans, including evolution, ecology, plant and animal diversity, and physiology. Laboratory activities will reinforce these concepts. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2601015103


Course Number: BIOL 1411 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, ECC, NLC

Course Title: General Botany

This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Dallas College Core Curriculum course.
Prerequisite Required: College level ready in Reading.
Course Description: Fundamental biological concepts relevant to plant physiology, life cycle, growth and development, structure and function, and cellular and molecular metabolism. The role of plants in the environment, evolution, and phylogeny of major plant groups, algae, and fungi. Laboratory activities will reinforce all of these concepts. (This course is intended for science majors.) (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2603015103


Course Number: BIOL 2306 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year on any campus of Dallas College.

Course Title: Environmental Biology

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: College level ready in Reading.
Course Description: Principles of environmental systems and ecology, including biogechemical cycles, energy transformations, abiotic interactions, symbiotic relationships, natural resources and their management, lifestyle analysis, evolutionary trends, hazards and risks, and approaches to ecological research. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2613055103


Course Number: BIOL 2389 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: Academic Cooperative

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: This instructional program is designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands-on work experience in biological sciences/life sciences. In conjunction with class seminars, the individual student will set specific goals and objectives in the study of living organisms and their systems. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2601015203


Course Number: BIOL 2401 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Anatomy and Physiology I

This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Dallas College Core Curriculum course.
Prerequisite Required: BIOL 1406 with a grade of "C" or better within the last three years or satisfactory score on the Biology CLEP exam. Students must be college level ready in Reading and Writing.
Course Description: Anatomy and Physiology I is the first part of a two-course sequence. It is a study of the structure and function of the human body including cells, tissues and organs of the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and special senses. The lab provides a hands-on learning experience for exploration of human system components and basic physiology. Emphasis is on interrelationships among systems and regulation of physiological functions involved in maintaining homeostasis. This is a transferable course intended for those seeking to complete a Bachelor's Degree. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2607075103


Course Number: BIOL 2402 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Anatomy and Physiology II

This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Dallas College Core Curriculum course.
Prerequisite Required: BIOL 2401.
Course Description: Anatomy and Physiology II is the second part of a two-course sequence. It is a study of the structure and function of the human body including the following systems: endocrine, cardiovascular, immune, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive (including nutrition), urinary (including fluid and electrolyte balance), and reproductive (including human development and genetics). Emphasis is on interrelationships among systems and regulation of physiological functions involved in maintaining homeostasis. The lab provides a hands-on learning experience for exploration of human system components and basic physiology. Content may be either integrated or specialized. This is a transferable course intended for those seeking to complete a Bachelor's Degree. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2607075103


Course Number: BIOL 2406 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, MVC, NLC

Course Title: Environmental Biology

This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Dallas College Core Curriculum course.
Prerequisite Required: College level ready in Reading.
Course Description: Principles of environmental systems and ecology, including biogeochemical cycles, energy transformations, abiotic interactions, symbiotic relationships, natural resources and their management, lifestyle analysis, evolutionary trends, hazards and risks, and approaches to ecological research. Laboratory activities will reinforce these concepts. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2613055103


Course Number: BIOL 2416 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, RLC

Course Title: Genetics

This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Dallas College Core Curriculum course.
Prerequisite Required: BIOL 1406.
Course Description: This course focuses on genetics. Study of the principles of molecular and classical genetics and the function and transmission of hereditary material. May include population genetics and genetic engineering. Plant and animal materials are used to study population genetics, linkage, gene structure and function, and other concepts of heredity. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2608015103


Course Number: BIOL 2420 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Microbiology for Non-Science Majors

This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Dallas College Core Curriculum course.
Prerequisite Required: BIOL 1406 or BIOL 2401 or SCIT 1407.
Course Description: This course covers basic microbiology and immunology and is primarily directed at pre-nursing, pre-allied health, and non-science majors. It provides an introduction to historical concepts of the nature of microorganisms, microbial diversity, the importance of microorganisms and acellular agents in the biosphere, and their roles in human and animal diseases. Major topics include bacterial structure as well as growth, physiology, genetics, and biochemistry of microorganisms. The lab covers basics of culture and identification of bacteria and microbial ecology. Lecture and lab emphasis is on medical microbiology, infectious diseases, and public health. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2605035103


Course Number: BIOL 2421 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Microbiology for Science Majors

This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Dallas College Core Curriculum course.
Prerequisite Required: BIOL 1406, BIOL 1407 and CHEM 1411.
Course Description: Principles of microbiology, including metabolism, structure, function, genetics, and phylogeny of microbes. The course will also examine the interactions of microbes with each other, hosts, and the environment. Emphasis is placed on relationships that influence humans: public health, infectious diseases, and immunology, biotechnology, and environmental and industrial applications. Lab experimentation with pure cultures and selected media will be used to study extensively the medical, environmental, and industrial importance of these microbes. Designed for students in science or pre-professional programs. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2605025103


Course Number: SCIT 1307 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year on any campus of Dallas College.

Course Title: Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: College level ready in Reading.
Course Description: In-depth coverage of the structure and function of the human body. Topics include cell structure and function; tissues; body organization; and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems. Emphasis on homeostasis. This course is cross-listed as SCIT 1407. The student may register for either SCIT 1307 or SCIT 1407 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: SCIT 1407 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, MVC

Course Title: Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: College level ready in Reading.
Prerequisite Recommended: Student should take a medical terminology course either prior to enrolling in or concurrent with SCIT 1407.
Course Description: An applied systematic study of the structure and function of the human body designed for students considering a career in the health field. Includes anatomical terminology, cells, tissues, and the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine. Emphasis on homeostasis. This course is intended for students seeking to complete an Applied Science Degree. This course is cross-listed as SCIT 1307. The student may register for either SCIT 1407 or SCIT 1307 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: SCIT 1408 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, MVC

Course Title: Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: SCIT 1407.
Course Description: A continuation of Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I designed for students considering a career in the health field. The following body systems are included: digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic/immune, renal/excretory, reproductive, and an expansion of endocrine function. Emphasis is on homeostasis. This course is intended for students seeking to complete an Applied Science Degree. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: SCIT 1420 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Physics for Allied Health

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to physics with emphasis on applications to health related fields of study. Topics include forces, motion, work and energy, fluids, heat, electricity and magnetism, wave motion, sound, electromagnetic radiation, and nuclear radiation. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)



ACGM (Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for general academic transfer among community, state, and technical colleges in Texas; and state public four-year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.


WECM (Workforce Education Course Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.