Courses

Professor Samantha GigliottiBiology of Environmental Concerns (BIO127) – S. Gigliotti

Designed for the non-science major. A survey of ecological issues from a variety of perspectives. The course provides an awareness of environmental problems, a knowledge of cause-and-effect relationships of diverse activities on this planet and a basis for making informed judgments about the potential solutions to environmental problems. Major topics include the roots of our environmental problems, introductory concepts in ecology, human population dynamics and control, food resources and world hunger, renewable and nonrenewable energy resources, mineral resources and solid waste, wild plant and animal resources, water resources, air pollution, water pollution, pesticides and pest control, economics, politics and the environment, world views, and ethics and the environment. This course fulfills the general education laboratory science requirement.

4 Credits
Prerequisites: Placement basis or ENG-007 or ENG-022 or ENG-025
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

Professor Christine KellyHuman Biology with lab (BIO133) – C. Kelly

Designed for the non-science major. An introduction to the body systems and the factors which affect human physiology. Lectures include the basic anatomy and physiology of the major systems plus discussion topics emphasizing nutrition, exercise, sexuality, genetic engineering and recent advances in biotechnology. This course fulfills the general education laboratory science requirement.

4 Credits
Prerequisites: Placement basis or ENG-007 or ENG-022 or ENG-025
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

Professor Frank PietropolloPathophysiology (BIO274) – F. Pietropollo

Pathophysiology is a course which studies the physiological alterations associated with common disease processes which affect human beings across the lifespan. Common diseases of the major organ systems are covered as well as such general issues as infection, neoplasm, inflammation, fluid and electrolyte imbalance, trauma, and shock.

3 Credits
Prerequisites: BIO-101 and BIO-102 and CHM-117
*Minimum grade of C required for all prerequisites.