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2012-14 Online Course Catalog

BIOL - BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

BIOL A100: Human Biology: 3 CR

Contact Hours: 3 + 0
Special Note: Primarily for non-science majors. Not accepted for GER or biology major baccalaureate credit.
Survey of biological principles as applied to human anatomy, physiology and genetics.

BIOL A102: Introductory Biology: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Course Attributes: UAA GER Natural Sciences Requirement.
Special Note: Primarily for non-science majors. Satisfies CAS B.S. degree requirements. Selected introductory biological concepts including the chemical basis of life, cell structure, energetics, physiology, genetics, biotechnology, evolution, ecology and scientific methodology. This course will provide the non-biologist with a working knowledge of life science that will be useful in making informed decisions on health and the environment. 

BIOL A103: Introductory Biology Laboratory: 1 CR

Contact Hours:  0 + 3
Prerequisites: (BIOL A102 or concurrent enrollment). Course Attributes: UAA GER Natural Sciences Lab Only. Special Fees.
Special Note: Primarily for non-science majors. Satisfies CAS B.S. degree requirements. Selected introductory biological concepts including the chemical basis of life, cell structure, energetics, physiology, genetics, biotechnology, evolution, ecology and scientific methodology. This course will provide the non-biologist with a working knowledge of life science that will be useful in making informed decisions on health and the environment. Laboratory supplement of BIOL A102. Exercises are designed to illustrate principles and concepts developed in BIOL A102. 

BIOL A111: Human Anatomy and Physiology I: 4 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 3
Corequisite: BIOL A111L. May be stacked with: BIOL A113.
Course Attributes: UAA GER Natural Science w/ Lab. Special Note: Does not apply for Biology major credit. Satisfies CAS B.S. requirements. One 3-hour lab per week. An introduction to human structure and function. The integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and endocrine systems are considered. 

BIOL A112: Human Anatomy and Physiology II: 4 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 3
Prerequisites: BIOL A111.
Corequisite: BIOL A112L. May be stacked with: BIOL A114. Course Attributes: UAA GER Natural Science w/ Lab. Special Note: Does not apply for Biology major credit. Satisfies CAS B.S. requirements. One 3-hour lab per week. 
A continuation of BIOL A111. The circulatory, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems are considered. 

BIOL A115: Fundamentals of Biology I: 4 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 3
Prerequisites: (CHEM A105 or concurrent enrollment) and (CHEM A105L or concurrent enrollment). Registration Restrictions: One year of high school biology, one year of high school
chemistry, and working knowledge of the metric system.
Corequisite: BIOL A115L. Course Attributes: UAA GER Natural Science w/ Lab. Special Note: One 3-hour lab per week. BIOL A115 and A116 are core courses in biology and are prerequisites to further course in biological sciences. A survey of molecular biology, genetics and homeostasis in the context of evolution. 

BIOL A116: Fundamentals of Biology II: 4 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 3
Prerequisites: BIOL A115 and CHEM A105 and CHEM A105L and (CHEM A106 or concurrent enrollment) and (CHEM A106L or concurrent enrollment). Corequisite: BIOL A116L. Course Attributes: UAA GER Natural Science w/ Lab. Special Note: One 3-hour lab per week. BIOL A115 and A116 are core courses in biology and are prerequisites to further courses in biological sciences. 
Continuation of topics addressed in BIOL A115, with emphasis on biodiversity, ecology, and survey of life, relating structure to function in the context of evolution. 

BIOL A124: Biota of Alaska: Selected Topics: 1-4 CR

Contact Hours:  1-4 + 0
Special Fees. Special Note: Community service course. Explores special features of birds, mammals, insects or plants. Can include life history, habitat, ecology and behavior. 

BIOL A178: Fundamentals of Oceanography: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Registration Restrictions: Placement into MATH A105 or higher.
Crosslisted with: GEOL A178. Course Attributes: UAA GER Natural Sciences Requirement. Principles of oceanography, with emphasis on the ocean’s biological, physical, chemical, and geological processes and how ocean processes affect the atmosphere. 

BIOL A179: Fundamentals of Oceanography Laboratory: 1 CR

Contact Hours:  0 + 3
Registration Restrictions: Placement into MATH A105 or higher.
Crosslisted with: GEOL A179. Course Attributes: UAA GER Natural Sciences Lab Only. Special Fees. Laboratory exercises designed to illustrate principles and concepts developed in BIOL A178/GEOL A178.

BIOL A240: Introductory Microbiology for Health Sciences: 4 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 3
Registration Restrictions: Concurrent enrollment in BIOL A112 or 8 hours in biology or chemistry. Corequisite: BIOL A240L.
May be stacked with: BIOL A241. Special Note: Recommended for associate and baccalaureate health science programs. Laboratory exercises generally require students to return to the lab to record experimental results after 24 hours throughout the semester. Not accepted for Biology degree credit. Students must attend lab the first week of class or they may be administratively dropped. General introductory microbiology covering bacterial metabolism and genetics, virology, host parasite interactions, host defense mechanisms and epidemiology. 

BIOL A378: Marine Biology:  3 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: BIOL A271 or ENVI A202. Class Standing Restriction: Must be Junior. Registration Restrictions: Junior standing; completion of all GER Tier 1 courses (basic college-level skills)is required for GER Tier 3 credit. Course Attributes: UAA GER Integrative Capstone. An introduction to the marine habitat, with a focus on understanding the biological basis behind modern conservation and management issues, particularly in Alaska. The ocean as physical habitat, marine food webs and trophic dynamics, coastal, benthic, and pelagic ecosystem structure, and changes in physical and biological systems due to human impacts and climate regimes. 

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