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BIO 101 - General Biology I

Description: Life processes are studied to develop an understanding of structures and functions of organisms. Major topics include the scientific method, cell structure and function, and a survey of human anatomy and physiology. Laboratory includes the dissection of a typical vertebrate. (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-GLAB; NCC GEN ED-LSCI Offered: Fall, Winterim, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Biology

BIO 102 - General Biology II

Description: A survey course which explores the basic biological principles of reproduction and development, classical and molecular genetics, evolution, behavior and ecology. The diversity of life is examined in the laboratory as well as through field trip experiences. (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-GLAB; NCC GEN ED-LSCI Offered: Fall, Winterim, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Biology

BIO 103 - Ecology

Description: A study of the relationships between the living and non-living components of the biosphere. The student examines dynamics and complexities of ecosystems, communities and populations of organisms. An examination of human impact and value systems upon ecosystems is considered throughout the course. Field work is undertaken when applicable. (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-GLAB; NCC GEN ED-LSCI Offered: Fall, Winterim, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Biology

BIO 104 - Zoology

Description: A survey of the structure, physiology, adaptations, and life cycles of animals. Laboratory includes a study of microscopic forms, dissection of more advanced invertebrates, and selected vertebrates including frog, fetal pig, and perch. Field trip identification of local fauna is included as one of the course objectives. Course fulfills one semester of a laboratory science for students who have interest in or desire to pursue studies in zoology, wildlife, marine biology, and ecology. (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-GLAB; NCC GEN ED-LSCI Offered: Fall, Winterim, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Biology

BIO 109 - Principles of Biology I

Prerequisites: High school biology, high school chemistry (or equivalent, such as CHE 107), successful completion of all remedial English and remedial reading requirements.

Description: This is the first course in the of BIO 109 - BIO 110 sequence. This sequence is intended for students majoring in the sciences, including the health sciences, and secondary science education. These courses cover the basic concepts of biology that are derived from the study of living things. In the first semester, emphasis is placed upon the molecular and cellular levels of life. Topics such as cell structure, metabolism, molecular genetics, cell division and control mechanisms are discussed. The second semester deals with life on organism through the ecosystem levels. Plant and animal systems are examined in the context of their role in evolution and the environment. The diversity of life is examined in the laboratory as well as through field trip experiences. The laboratory includes a dissection of more advanced invertebrates and selected vertebrates. (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours) Laboratory fee applies to each course. SUNY GEN ED-GLAB; NCC GEN ED-LSCI Offered: Fall, Winterim, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Biology

BIO 110 - Principles of Biology II

Prerequisites: BIO 109.

Description: This is the second course in the BIO 109 - BIO 110 sequence. This sequence is intended for students majoring in the sciences, including the health sciences, and secondary science education. These courses cover the basic concepts of biology that are derived from the study of living things. In the first semester, emphasis is placed upon the molecular and cellular levels of life. Topics such as cell structure, metabolism, molecular genetics, cell division and control mechanisms are discussed. The second semester deals with life on the organism through the ecosystem levels. Plant and animal systems are examined in the context of their role in evolution and the environment. The diversity of life is examined in the laboratory as well as through field trip experiences. The laboratory includes a dissection of more advanced invertebrates and selected vertebrates. (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours) Labortory fee applies to each course. SUNY GEN ED-GLAB; NCC GEN ED-LSCI Offered: Fall, Winterim, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Biology

BIO 115 - Human BioNutrition

Description: (Formerly BIO 111 / BIO 112) Nutrition is explored as an emerging science that combines biology and chemistry into an exciting field of specialization. This course is designed to explore the physiological mechanisms of nutrient metabolism and their interactions on human cellular biology. The characteristics and functions of nutrient groups are studied in their relation to their biological requirements and proper balance. Special attention is given to the relationship between an unbalanced diet, an altered metabolism and the disease process. Also considered are the unique biological features of each of the stages of life and their effect on nutrient requirements. (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-GLAB; NCC GEN ED-LSCI Offered: Fall, Winterim, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Biology

BIO 116 - Human Genetics

Description: (Formerly BIO 105 / BIO 106) Human Genetics examines the basic concepts of DNA and normal and abnormal gene function in human development and life. A point of emphasis is the relationship between genetic material and environmental impacts, including radiation, chemicals and viral infection. Genetic engineering, birth defects, DNA fingerprinting, gene therapy, cancer and the human problems associated with these subjects are discussed. Laboratory exercises involve work with living organisms. (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-GLAB; NCC GEN ED-LSCI Offered: Fall, Winterim, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Biology

BIO 118 - On Becoming Human

Description: (Formerly BIO 113 / BIO 114) A biological examination of what it means to become a human. The course traces the development of human form and function from conception to birth through lectures, discussions and laboratory experiences on human genetics, reproduction, development, and birth. (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-GLAB; NCC GEN ED-LSCI Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Biology

BIO 119 - Oceanology

Description: (Dual listed with SCI 119) The course is designed as an overview of the structure, origin, and evolution of the world's oceans. Investigations will include analysis of abiotic factors such as sediments, coastlines, water properties, and movement. Students will take a close look at general water circulation, tides, currents, waves, and the effects of weather and climate. Further investigations will focus on biotic factors such as marine organisms, food chains, resources, and man's relationship to the sea. Note: This is a three-credit course and does not fulfill the laboratory science requirement needed for graduation. There will be no waivers issued under any circumstances. (3 lecture hours) SUNY GEN ED-GLAB; NCC GEN ED-NSCI Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Biology

BIO 120 - Birds and the Environment

Prerequisites: One semester of college biology or permission of the Department.

Description: The anatomy, physiology, and behavior of birds will be studied in context of their environments. Classification and evolution of birds are also discussed. Laboratory exercises involve dissection, field trips, and individual investigative projects involving data collection and analysis. Field trips include representative Long Island habitats: marine, fresh water, woods, and fields. (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-GLAB; NCC GEN ED-LSCI Offered: Summer

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Biology

BIO 121 - A survey of Mammals

Description: The course introduces students to the biology of mammals. The characteristics of mammals, how they evolved and their phylogenic relationships are examined. A survey of the living mammalian orders, their features, life history characteristics, physiological and behavioral specializations, and habitat and ecological significance is discussed. Field trips are a required portion of the course. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-NSCI Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Biology

BIO 124 - Plants and Society

Description: This course surveys the various groups of plants, their structures and functions, their ecology and economic importance. Students will apply botanical concepts to understand the greenhouse effect, organic gardening, transgenic plants, medicinal uses of plants, and conservation of natural resources. The Laboratory component requires students to perform research and participate in on-going investigative projects by using the scientific processes to construct hypotheses, design experiments, evaluate data, and draw conclusions. (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours - including field trips) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-GLAB; NCC GEN ED-LSCI Offered: Fall, Summer

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Biology

BIO 125 - Introduction to Marine Science

Description: An introductory level course dealing with Marine Science. It provides a framework for illustrating biological principles and processes. Aspects taught include ecology, diversity of plants and animals, marine communities and habits, and current issues and topics related to human intervention. Laboratory emphasis is on observation, sampling, and studies of marine animals and plant communities. Field trips are a required portion of the course. (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-GLAB; NCC GEN ED-LSCI Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Biology

BIO 130 - Molecules & Medicines

Description: The course includes basic chemistry, history of healing plants, medicinally active ingredients of plants, and modes of action of traditional and modern medicines on the human physiology. The laboratory component requires students to perform research, test common myths using the scientific processes, analyze data, and participate in other investigative exercises. (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-GLAB; NCC GEN ED-LSCI Offered: On Occassion

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Biology

BIO 131 - Pathophysiology

Prerequisites: BIO 101 or AHS 131 and AHS 132

Description: The course is designed to familiarize students with a host of clinical diseases and their signs, symptoms, risk factors, and treatments. Case studies will be used throughout the course: including use of Internet information from national disease websites. Students will also be required to demonstrate their knowledge of human anatomy. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-NSCI Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Biology

BIO 162 - Animal Ecology

Prerequisites: High School biology or similar course experience.

Description: The fundamental principles of ecology are presented through habitat explorations. Patterns of animal behavior (ethology) along with the physical specializations adapting wildlife to their habitats are emphasized. Working with locally found living vertebrate and invertebrate species students will produce photo-essay investigations of assigned wildlife topics. Students must have a camera and are responsible for their own transportation to, from and around field sites. (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours for 7 1/2 weeks. This is a half semester course that may be taken in sequence with BIO 165 for 4 credits.) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-GLAB; NCC GEN ED-LSCI Offered: Fall, Winterim, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 2
Department: Biology

BIO 165 - Natural History of Long Island

Prerequisites: High School biology or similar course experience.

Description: The course aims at expanding the student's knowledge about Long island's ecological diversity. During field trips students will investigate the factors affecting the preservation of several natural ecosystems in proximity to the College. Critical thinking skills, class discussions and natural science methodology will be combined for the production of photo-essays exploring Long Island's plant and animal communities. The impact of commercial development on ecological balance, and items in local news, provide the themes for class projects. Students must have a camera and are responsible for their own transportation to, from and around field sites. (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours for 7 1/2 weeks. This is a half semester course that may be taken in sequence with BIO 162 for 4 credits). High school biology or similar experience recommended. Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-GLAB; NCC GEN ED-LSCI Offered: Fall, Winterim, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 2
Department: Biology

BIO 201 - Anatomy

Prerequisites: BIO 101 and BIO 102 or BIO 109 and BIO 110 with a grade of C or better in each course, or permission of the Department.

Description: This course is an exploration of the intricate structure of the human body. The student studies the various tissues, organs, and systems which function together to maintain life. The laboratory includes dissection of a representative mammal - the cat. (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-LSCI Offered: Fall, Summer

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Biology

BIO 202 - Physiology

Prerequisites: BIO 201 with a grade of C or better, or permission of the Department.

Description: A study of the normal functions of the human organism. The student surveys the various systems of the body, their activities and interrelationships. Much of the laboratory work involves measurement of human body functions. Combined with BIO 201, this course is an excellent introduction to anatomy and physiology. (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEB ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-LSCI Offered: Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Biology

BIO 203 - Oceanography

Prerequisites: A one year college level science course or permission of the Department.

Description: An introduction to the interactions of the chemical, geological, physical, and biological processes of the marine environment. Laboratory emphasis on observation, sampling techniques and analytical procedures. Field trips are a required portion of course. (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours, including field trips) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-GLAB; NCC GEN ED-LSCI Offered: On Occassion

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Biology

BIO 204 - Marine Biology

Prerequisites: Need either BIO 101, BIO 102, BIO 103, BIO 104, BIO 109, BIO 110, BIO 115, BIO 116, BIO 118, BIO 119, BIO 120, BIO 124, BIO 130, BIO 131, BIO 162, BIO 165, BIO 203; CHE 107, CHE 108, CHE 131, CHE 132, CHE 135; SCI 101, SCI 102, SCI 108, SCI 109, SCI 110, SCI 120 or permission of the Department.

Description: This course provides an introduction to the plant and animal communities inhabiting shallow and deep North Atlantic marine waters. Emphasis is placed on diversity of adaptations for interaction with the varied salt water environments. Field trips are a required portion of course. (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours, including field trips) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-GLAB; NCC GEN ED-LSCI Offered: Fall, Summer

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Biology

BIO 209 - Nutritional Science I

Prerequisites: BIO 109 and BIO 110

Description: Recommended for science majors, the course includes such topics as the digestion, absorption, and function of nutrients. Regulatory mechanisms that influence the requirements and metabolism of nutrients are considered. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-LSCI Offered: On Occassion

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Biology

BIO 210 - Nutritional Science II

Prerequisites: BIO 209

Description: The second half of the Nutritional Science sequence, the course covers nutritional physiology with such topics as: the effects of nutrients on metabolism at the molecular, cellular, and systemic levels, including special metabolic growth, reproduction, stress, and senescence. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-NSCI Offered: On Occassion

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Biology

BIO 211 - Developmental Biology

Prerequisites: BIO 101 and BIO 102 or BIO 109 and BIO 110 or permission of the Department.

Description: This course explores the molecular, cellular and genetic processes of invertebrate and vertebrate development from fertilized egg to multicellular organism. The evolution of developmental mechanisms will also be discussed. A comparative study of invertebrate and vertebrate embryos will be included in the laboratory. (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-GLAB; NCC GEN ED-LSCI Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Biology

BIO 212 - Comparative Anatomy

Prerequisites: BIO 101 and BIO 102 or BIO 109 and BIO 110 or permission of the Department.

Description: An intensive course dealing with the anatomy of various vertebrates. Through a study of the present anatomical structures, the evolutionary development of these animals is outlined. Differences and similarities of organ systems from various species are discussed. (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours) Laboratory fee applies. Generally offered spring. SUNY GEN ED-GLAB; NCC GEN ED-LSCI Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Biology

BIO 214 - Microbiology

Prerequisites: BIO 101 - BIO 102 or BIO 109 - BIO 110 or permission of the Department.

Description: This course examines the morphology, physiology, structure, genetics, and metabolism of microorganisms, including the roles played by microorganisms in medical, environmental, agricultural, and biotechnological sciences. The laboratory deals with the culture and study of microorganisms, the dynamics of microbial growth, and the physiological basis of bacterial identification. (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-GLAB; NCC GEN ED-LSCI Offered: Fall, Winterim, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Biology

BIO 215 - Histology

Prerequisites: BIO 101 - BIO 102 or BIO 109 - BIO 110 or permission of the Department.

Description: Exploration of the microscopic structure of the human body. An appreciation is developed of the interactions of cells and tissues which result in a harmonious, complex body. Laboratory examination of the structure of cells, tissues, and organs of the body. (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-GLAB; NCC GEN ED-LSCI Offered: On Occassion

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Biology

BIO 216 - Parasitology

Prerequisites: BIO 101 - BIO 102 or BIO 109 - BIO 110 or permission of the Department.

Description: This course investigates the lives of animal parasites of medical, veterinary and economic importance. The habitats, life cycles, geographic distribution and underlying principles of transmission, diagnosis, treatment and prevention are considered. Through the use of prepared microscope slides and living materials, the student is given the opportunity to view and study a wide variety of parasitic organisms. (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-LSCI Offered: Fall

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Biology

BIO 219 - Field Biology

Prerequisites: BIO 101 - BIO 102 or BIO 109 - BIO 110 or permission of the Department.

Description: A habitat approach involving field trips is used for the investigation of the interactions of living organisms with their physical and biological environments. Emphasis is given to population dynamics and the interactions among organisms that determine the structure, function, and evolutionary development of biological communities. Studies are carried out in specific habitats such as bog, marsh, forest, field, and estuary. Specially marked sections of this course may be run at offsite locations or abroad. Students are responsible for their own transportation to, from and around field sites. (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours). Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-LSCI Offered: On Occassion

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Biology

BIO 221 - Transmission Electron Microscopy

Prerequisites: BIO 109 - BIO 110, CHE 151 - CHE 152 or equivalent, or permission of the Department.

Description: An introduction to the basic principles of transmission electron microscopy including tissue preparation, microscope (TEM) operation, black and white photography, and micrograph interpretation. The entire laboratory is devoted to the development of skills and preparative techniques involved with the operation of an actual transmission electron microscope. (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours) Laboratory fee applies. SUN GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-LSCI Offered: Fall

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Biology

BIO 222 - Scanning Electron Microscopy

Prerequisites: BIO 221 or permission of the Department.

Description: An introduction to the theoretical and practical concepts of biological scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Topics studied include SEM optical principles, preparative techniques, SEM photographic techniques, SEM micrograph analysis. Through hands-on SEM operation, students will produce a portfolio of micrographs of a variety of biological samples. (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-LSCI Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Biology

BIO 226 - Investigations in Human BioNutrition

Prerequisites: BIO 101 or BIO 115 or permission of the Department

Description: This course explores current theories and controversies in the field of nutritional science. Students will evaluate research trends and critically analyze the influence of nutrition on health promotion and disease prevention. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-NSCI Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Biology

BIO 231 - Biotechnology: Recombinant DNA Science

Prerequisites: BIO 109, BIO 110, MAT 109 or higher, CHE 151 or higher or permission of the Department.

Description: An investigation of DNA, the molecule of the gene, and recombinant DNA technology (genetic engineering). The student will explore the Central Dogma of gene structure and function; gene regulation in embryology and in cancer development. Applications of biotechnology to human genetics, forensics, gene cloning, agriculture, medicine and industry are included. Through hands-on biotechnology laboratories, students will perform fundamental modern recombinant DNA techniques, including bacterial transformation, restriction enzyme analysis and polymerase chain reaction. (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-GLAB; NCC GEN ED-LSCI Offered: On Occassion

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Biology