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Animal Sciences (ANIM_SCI)
205 [BSCI] Companion Animal Nutrition 3 Biological concepts with application in nutrition of pet animals, including evolution and selection of pet species and their nutrient requirements.
260 [BSCI] Introduction to Biological Anthropology 4 (3-3) Evidence for human evolution; evolutionary explanations of human variation; techniques of biological anthropology.
268 [BSCI] Sex, Evolution, and Human Nature 3 Human sexuality, male-female relations, cooperation, violence and parent-child relations examined cross-culturally and in nonhuman primates utilizing evolutionary and biocultural perspectives.
280 (Effective through Summer 2022) [BSCI] Skeleton Keys: Introduction to Forensic Anthropology 3 Examination of forensic anthropology techniques to identify human skeletal remains in a medicolegal context.
280 [BSCI] Skeleton Keys: The Basics of Forensic Anthropology 3 Examination of forensic anthropology techniques to identify human skeletal remains in a medicolegal context.
381 [BSCI] Primate Behavioral Ecology 3 Evolution of primate behavior from ecological and phylogenetic perspective emphasizing methods for understanding primate adaptations and diversity. Recommended preparation: ANTH 101 or BIOLOGY 101, 102 or 150.
101 [BSCI] Biology of Humans 3 The biology of good health and longevity; evaluation of lifestyle choices; consideration of each body system and the potential for disease and disorder. Credit not granted towards elective requirements for majors in the School of Biological Sciences.
102 (Effective through Summer 2022) [BSCI] General Biology 4 (3-3) Enrollment not allowed if credit for BIOLOGY 105 already earned. Understanding current and future advances in biology as 'citizen scientists'. Lecture and laboratory; not for students majoring in the life sciences. Credit not allowed for students who have already completed BIOLOGY 105. Credit not granted towards elective requirements for majors in the School of Biological Sciences.
102 [BSCI] General Biology 4 (3-3) Enrollment not allowed if credit for BIOLOGY 105 already earned or if enrolled in BIOLOGY 105. Understanding current and future advances in biology as 'citizen scientists'. Lecture and laboratory; not for students majoring in the life sciences. Credit not allowed for students who have already completed BIOLOGY 105. Credit not granted towards elective requirements for majors in the School of Biological Sciences.
106 [BSCI] Introductory Biology: Organismal Biology 4 (3-3) Course Prerequisite: One of the following -- a minimum ALEKS math placement score of 40%, MATH 100 with an S, MATH 101 with a C or better, MATH 103 or higher, BIOLOGY 103 with a C or better, BIOLOGY 102, BIOLOGY 120, or 3 credits of biology with a lab. One semester of a two semester sequence (BIOLOGY 106/107 or BIOLOGY 107/106) for science majors and pre-professional students. Biology of organisms; plants, animals, ecology and evolution.
107 [BSCI] Introductory Biology: Cell Biology and Genetics 4 (3-3) Course Prerequisite: Minimum 2 credits 100 level CHEM or concurrent enrollment. First or second semester of a one-year sequence (BIOLOGY 106/107 or BIOLOGY 107/106) for science majors and pre-professional students. Cell biology and genetics of prokaryotes and eukaryotes.
111 [BSCI] Laboratory Experiments in Biology and Genetics 1 (0-3) Scientific method and its application to a diverse range of biology and genetics topics and research questions. Credit not granted towards elective requirements for majors in the School of Biological Sciences.
120 [BSCI] Introductory Botany 4 (3-3) Introduction to plant science, highlighting certain aspects of plant biology and current research and how these relate to us all in the modern world. Credit not granted towards elective requirements for majors in the School of Biological Sciences.
140 [BSCI] Introduction to Nutritional Science 3 Information related to dietary sources of nutrients, their functions in the body, physiologic and environmental factors that govern nutrient requirements, and guidelines for optimal dietary patterns. Credit not granted towards elective requirements for majors in the School of Biological Sciences.
150 [BSCI] Evolution 3 Basic principles and implications of Darwinian evolution. Credit not granted towards elective requirements for majors in the School of Biological Sciences.
298 [BSCI] Honors Biology for Non-Science Majors 4 (3-3) Course Prerequisite: Must be an Honors student. Understanding the natural world from a biological perspective for non-science majors.
308 [BSCI] Marine Biology 3 Course Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 106; sophomore standing. Introduction to the marine environment including oceanic, near-shore and estuarine communities of organisms and their roles and interactions.
333 [BSCI] Human Nutrition and Health 3 Course Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 102, 106, 107, 251, 315, or concurrent enrollment in BIOLOGY 251. Credit not granted for students who have already completed BIOLOGY 233 with a grade of C or above. Foundations in nutritional science and its relationship to human health through the application of fundamental principles of biology.
101 [BSCI] Insects and People: A Perspective 3 The world's most abundant animals and their extensive effects on people yesterday and today.
102 (Effective through Summer 2022) [BSCI] Insects, Infection and Illness: Medical Entomology for Non-Science Majors 4 (3-3) Multidisciplinary aspects of infectious disease caused by insect transmission of pathogens.
103 [BSCI] Discover Insects: Laboratory for Non-Science Majors 1 (0-3) The biology and diversity of insects provide the context for training in the scientific method, including ways to take measurements, gather data, and organize information.
150 [BSCI] Insects, Science, and World Cultures 3 (2-3) An interdisciplinary view of the global impact of insects on humans in the arts, myths and legends, cuisine, human nutrition, agriculture, sustainability, and medicine; exploration of the use of insects and their products in culture, scientific research, and forensics. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.
201 [BSCI] Science in the Public Eye 3 Course Prerequisite: [PSCI] UCORE or concurrent enrollment, [BSCI] UCORE or concurrent enrollment, or sophomore standing. Scientific literacy in biology and medicine, using evolutionary theory as the unifying framework for all life.
Food Science (FS)
201 (Effective through Summer 2022) [BSCI] Science on Your Plate 3 Applications of science, scientific literacy, and critical thinking as related to the development and manufacture of modern food products and their use in modern civilizations. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.
201 [BSCI] Science on Your Plate 3 Overview of the basic science behind foods; explores the discoveries, inventions, myths, and misconceptions related to foods; examines the evolution of foods and government regulations for conventional and organic foods. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.
150 [BSCI] Science and Art of Growing Plants 4 (3-3) Understand and apply the science behind how plants grow and the art of growing plants for personal and commercial use.
Molecular Biosciences (MBIOS)
101 [BSCI] Introductory Microbiology 4 (3-3) Course Prerequisite: Not intended for majors in the School of Molecular Biosciences. Microbiology for the informed citizen as it impacts humans and their environment. Not for students needing BIOLOGY 106 and 107.
320 [BSCI] DNA and Society 3 The role of DNA in natural processes and diseases; impact of biotechnology on health care, agriculture, industry, and our lives. Recommended preparation: One college-level course in biology highly recommended.
105 [BSCI] Meet Your Brain 3 Introduction to the brain and nervous system and how they are affected by your environment and everyday activities.
150 [BSCI] Art and the Brain 3 Explore networks involved in sensory perception; learn how art integrates perceptual experiences into works that affect our understanding of ourselves.
Plant Pathology (PL_P)
150 (Effective through Summer 2022) [BSCI] Molds, Mildews, Mushrooms: The Fifth Kingdom 3 A survey of the socio-historical impact of fungi and their role in development and application of the scientific method.
372 [BSCI] Biological Basis of Behavior 3 Course Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Functional relationship between nervous system and behavior; integrated organ systems, sensory processes, and investigative procedures. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105 or PSYCH 265; BIOLOGY 102, BIOLOGY 107, or BIOLOGY 101 and 105.
102 [BSCI] Integrated Science: Dynamic Systems in the Natural World 4 (3-3) Interdisciplinary approach to science in the modern world for non-science majors.
School Of The Environment (SOE)
110 [BSCI] The Environment, Human Life, and Sustainability 4 (3-3) Interactions between humans and their environment; multidisciplinary introduction to environmental concepts and concerns.
Soil Science (SOIL_SCI)
201 [BSCI] Soil: A Living System 3 Biological, chemical, and physical properties of soils; fundamentals of soil ecology, soil-water-plant relations, soil fertility, and soil genesis.
202 [BSCI] Introductory Soil Science Laboratory 1 (0-3) Course Prerequisite: SOIL SCI 201 or concurrent enrollment. Hands-on experience with biological, chemical, and physical properties/processes of soils including: sampling and evaluating, working with data, and exploring methodology.