Lincoln College

Undergraduate Catalog :: Normal Campus

Biology

BIO 101: General Survey of Biology (Non-lab) (G5)

Credits: 3
This course presents the fundamental principles of plant and animal life.  Topics considered include biochemistry, cell structure, cell physiology, reproduction, genetics, evolution, and ecology common to both plants and animals.
IAI – L1900

BIO 102: General Biology (Lab) (G5)

Credits: 3:2:4
This course presents the fundamental principles of plant and animal life.  Topics considered include biochemistry, cell structure, cell physiology, reproduction, genetics, evolution, and ecology common to both plants and animals.  Weekly laboratory exercises illustrate and emphasize important biology concepts encountered in the text and classroom and include activities such as laboratory experiments, computerized virtual labs, and field observations.
IAI – L1.900L

BIO 106: Environmental Biology (Lab) (G5)

Credits: 3:2:4
This is a laboratory science course developed around the study of natural and human-altered environments.  It includes the study of the causes, effects, and possible control methods of various human-caused sources of pollution.  Laboratory exercises involve field work as much as possible.  Experiences will include biological sampling techniques, water testing, soil testing, comparison of several terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and fundamentals of plant and animal classification.
IAI – L1.905L

BIO 113: Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology I (No Lab) (G5)

Credits: 4
Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology I studies the structure and function of the human body and mechanisms for maintaining homeostasis within it. The course introduces the structure and function of tissues, organs, and systems of the human body by providing a basic foundation in anatomy and physiology regarding terminology and the relationship between structure and function. Course emphasis will be on the skeletal, nervous, and endocrine systems. The course is intended to be a general education alternative to BIO 107 or an introduction for those students pursuing a massage therapy certificate.

BIO 114: Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology II (No Lab) (G5)

Credits: 4
This course is a continuation of the study of the structure and function of the human body and the mechanisms for maintaining homeostasis within it. Continues the study of tissues, organs, and systems of the human body with emphasis on muscular, integumentary, cardiovascular and lymphatic systems, respiration, digestion, metabolism, the urinary system, electrolytes and reproduction. Course is intended to be a general education alternative to BIO 108 or a continuation of BIO 113 for those students pursuing a massage therapy certificate.
Prereq. BIO 113

BIO 130: Introduction to Evolution (No Lab) (G5)

Credits: 3
This course examines the origin of life and its diversification from a scientific perspective. Included will be a description of population genetics, sources of genetic variation, and mechanisms of evolutionary change, with evidence from paleontology, biochemistry, comparative physiology, and anatomy. There will be discussions of the historical development of modern evolutionary theory.
IAI-L1.907

BIO 301: The American Environment

Credits: 3
This course examines basic ecological principles governing the relationship of natural resources to modern society. Emphasizes the interrelationship between the natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences in the understanding of environmental problems and suggests possible ways of dealing with them.
Prereq. BIO 101/ BIO 102 or BIO 106 or equivalent