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Course Descriptions for BIOL

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BIOL 1322 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Nutrition and Diet Therapy
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite Required: College level ready in Reading and Writing.
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


BIOL 1406 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Biology for Science Majors I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite Required: College level ready in Reading and Writing.
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


BIOL 1407 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Biology for Science Majors II
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
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


BIOL 1408 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Biology for Non-Science Majors I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite Required: College level ready in Reading and Writing.
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


BIOL 1409 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Biology for Non-Science Majors II
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite Required: College level ready in Reading and Writing.
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


BIOL 1411 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at EFC, ECC, NLC

General Botany
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite Required: College level ready in Reading and Writing.
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


BIOL 2306 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Environmental Biology
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: College level ready in Reading and Writing.
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 0301035101


BIOL 2389 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at EFC, ECC

Academic Cooperative
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: College level ready in Mathematics, Reading and Writing.
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


BIOL 2401 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Anatomy and Physiology I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
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 Major’s course intended for those seeking to complete a Bachelor's Degree. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2607075103


BIOL 2402 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Anatomy and Physiology II
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
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


BIOL 2406 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC

Environmental Biology
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite Required: College level ready in Reading and Writing.
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 0301035101


BIOL 2416 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, RLC

Genetics
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
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 2608045103


BIOL 2420 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Microbiology for Non-Science Majors
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
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


BIOL 2421 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Microbiology for Science Majors
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
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 2605035103



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM 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.