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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: One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 0093 AND DWRI 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 AND 0054; or (3) have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading and Writing standards AND the college Writing score prerequisite requirement.
Course Description: Study of the chemical, physical, and sensory properties of food; nutritional quality; and food use and diet applications. (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: One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 0093 AND DWRI 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 AND 0054; or (3) have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading and Writing standards AND the college Writing score prerequisite requirement.
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: BIOL 1406. One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 0093 AND DWRI 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 AND 0054; or (3) have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading AND Writing standards and the college Writing score prerequisite requirement.
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: One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 0093 AND DWRI 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 AND 0054; or (3) have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading and Writing standards AND the college Writing score prerequisite requirement.
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: One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 0093 AND DWRI 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 AND 0054; or (3) have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading and Writing standards AND the college Writing score prerequisite requirement.
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)
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: One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 0093 AND DWRI 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 AND 0054; or (3) have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading and Writing standards AND the college Writing score prerequisite requirement.
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: One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 0093 AND DWRI 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 AND 0054; or (3) have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading and Writing standards AND the college Writing score prerequisite requirement.
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)
Offered at EFC, ECC

Academic Cooperative
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: DREA 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL 0044) or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
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: BIOL 1406 with a grade of C or better within the last three years or satisfactory score on the Biology CLEP exam. We strongly recommend that you successfully complete BIOL 1406 prior to enrolling. Students must be college ready in reading and writing.
Course Description: This course is a study of the structure and function of human anatomy, including tissues; the integumentary and musculoskeletal systems; and the nervous system. Emphasis is on structure, function, and the interrelationships of the human systems. Content may be either integrated or specialized. 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: BIOL 2401. One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 0093 AND DWRI 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 AND 0054; or (3) have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading and Writing standards AND the college Writing score prerequisite requirement.
Course Description: This is the second course of a two course sequence. Study of the structure and function of human anatomy, including the neuroendocrine, digestive, urinary, reproductive, respiratory, and circulatory systems. Emphasis is placed on the interrelationships of these systems. 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: One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 0093 AND DWRI 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 AND 0054; or (3) have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading and Writing standards AND the college Writing score prerequisite requirement.
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)
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: BIOL 1406. One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 0093 AND DWRI 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 AND 0054; or (3) have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading and Writing standards AND the college Writing score prerequisite requirement.
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: BIOL 1406 or BIOL 2401 or SCIT 1407. One of the following must be met: Student cannot take both BIOL 2420 and BIOL 2421 to satisfy the Core science credit.
Course Description: Study of the morphology, physiology, and taxonomy of representative groups of pathogenic and nonpathogenic microorganisms. Emphasis is placed on applications to humans. Pure cultures of microorganisms grown on selected media are used in learning laboratory techniques. Includes a brief preview of food microbes, public health, and immunology. Designed for non-science majors and allied health students. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2605035103


BIOL 2421 (4 Credit Hours)
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: BIOL 1406, BIOL 1407 and CHEM 1411. One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 0093 AND DWRI 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 AND 0054; or (3) have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) in Reading and Writing standards AND the college Writing score prerequisite requirement. Student cannot take both BIOL 2420 and BIOL 2421 to satisfy the core science credit.
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.


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