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BSC 1005. BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE.

An introduction to essential principles of biological science. Topics include, but are not limited to, the nature of science and the scientific method, chemistry for biology, cell structure, metabolism, reproduction and genetics, organisms and ecology. This is a general education course for non-biology majors. It is also recommended for students who need preparation before enrolling in a biology course for Science majors.

BSC 1005C. BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE COMBINED.

Same as BSC 1005 and BSC 1005L with class and lab combined. (Special Fee: $62.00).

BSC 1005H. BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE - HONORS.

Prerequisites: Honors Program permission Same as BSC 1005 with honors content. Honors program permission required. (Special Fee: $62.00).

BSC 1005L. LAB IN APPLIED BIOLOGY.

Biology laboratory course that will satisfy the General Education Requirement for a laboratory science at many universities and may be taken concurrently with, or independently of, BSC 1005. (Special Fee: $62.00).

BSC 1010C. FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I.

Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of all mandated courses in reading, mathematics, English, and English for Academic Purposes. Introduction to fundamental biological principles emphasizing common attributes of all living organisms. Unifying concepts include chemical structure of living matter, structure and function of the cell, specialized cells, major metabolic functions, control systems, reproduction, genetics, evolution and ecology. Prerequisite for advanced biology courses. (Special Fee: $62.00).

BSC 1010H. FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY - HONORS.

Same as BSC 1010C with honors content. Honors program permission required. (Special Fee: $62.00).

BSC 1011C. FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY II.

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in BSC 1010C or BSC 1010H A continuation of BSC1010C. Includes an analysis of biological systems at the organismal and supraorganismal levels: Unity and diversity of life, organismal structure and function. Will examine such topics as: Darwinism, origin of life, diversity and origin of Eukaryotes, evolution and diversity of the five kingdoms; animal and plant morphology, reproduction, development of animal behavior, population biology and ecology. (Special Fee: $62.00).

BSC 1011H. FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY II - HONORS.

Same as BSC 1011C with honors content. Honors program permission required. (Special Fee: $62.00).

BSC 1020. HUMAN BIOLOGY.

A general education non-laboratory course for students not majoring in biology. Includes study of the human body with an emphasis on major organ systems and processes and their links to biological concepts underlying major societal and bioethical issues.

BSC 1020C. HUMAN BIOLOGY COMBINED.

A general education course for students not majoring in biology that is fully integrated with a laboratory that emphasizes active learning strategies. Includes study of scientific method and study of human biology with an emphasis on major organ systems and processes, human development, genetics, diseases, biochemical processes and their relation to the human body, and biological concepts underlying major societal and bioethical issues. (Special Fee: $62.00).

BSC 1026. BIOLOGY OF HUMAN SEXUALITY.

General non-laboratory course designed to introduce students to various biological aspects of human sexuality, including sexual genetics and sex determination, sexual anatomy, physiology and development, processes of fertilization, pregnancy, birth control, sexually transmitted diseases, menstruation, menopause and aging. Other appropriate areas may be discussed when time permits.

BSC 1026H. BIOLOGY OF HUMAN SEXUALITY - HONORS.

Prerequisites: Honors Program permission Same as BSC 1026 with honors content. Honors program permission required.

BSC 1050. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE.

General education non-laboratory course provides understanding of our interdependence with and responsibility for environment. Investigates such aspects of environment as pollution, urbanization, population trends and changes in lifestyles. Treats present and projected solutions to problems.

BSC 1050H. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE - HONORS.

Prerequisite: Honors Program permission Same as BSC with honors content. Honors program permission required.

BSC 1061. CENTRAL FLORIDA HABITATS.

This active learning elective science course teaches students to recognize the common habitats of Central Florida through identification of typical plants, plant species composition, and soil and topography. Supporting topics are natural fire cycles, fire-mediated succession and prescribed burning, nature of watersheds and causes and effects of flooding, invasive exotic plants and animals, and conservation land acquisition and management. A 3-hour canoe trip allows study of the floodplain swamp habitat. Field work will vary with weather conditions, with some indoor class work included. This course will not be considered for Science General Education credit.

BSC 1084. ESSENTIALS OF HUMAN STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION.

Prerequisites: EMT program completion and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) department approval Comprehensive course presenting basic information on the structure and function of the human body. Applies principles of anatomy and physiology to show interaction of body systems as they maintain homeostasis. Each body system is presented with emphasis on the cardiovascular, respiratory and nervous systems. Course must be completed with a C or better to continue in the Paramedic Program.

BSC 1777. BIOLOGY LINC'D COURSES.

Course created for internal purposes ony. Course is being used to create a section for two LINC'd courses - BSC 1005 and BSC 1005L. (Special Fee: $35.00)..

BSC 2062. EVERLGLADES ECOLOGY.

A non- lab science course designed to introduce students to the history, biology, climatology, ecology, geology, hydrology, biodiversity, evolution and restoration of the Everglades. Topics include: the Greater Everglades watershed, natural communities, flora and fauna interactions, ecological niches, hydro-pattern modification and its impact on the Everglades, exotic and invasive species, endangered species, nutrient loads and cycles, habitat alteration, protected areas, and the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. This course will not be considered for Science General Education credit.

BSC 2093C. HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I.

Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of all mandated courses in reading, mathematics, English, and English for Academic Purposes and a minimum grade of C in: Honors high school biology or AP biology and Honors high school chemistry or AP chemistry; or BSC 1010C. Tissues, structure and function of integumentary, skeletal, muscular, endocrine and nervous systems, and organs of special sense. Lab exercises emphasize anatomic and physiologic principles associated with classroom work. (Special Fee: $62.00).

BSC 2094C. HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II.

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in BSC2093C or department approval Continuation of BSC 2093C, including circulatory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems with considerable emphasis on biochemistry of metabolic processes and body fluids. (Special Fee: $62.00).

BSC 2366. NEOTROPICAL ECOLOGY.

Prerequisite or Corequisite: PCB 2350 This course emphasizes observations of ecological relationships of plants and animals of the New World Tropics and associated habitats. Onsite studies in neotropical locations (Costa Rica, Belize, Amazonia, etc.) will emphasize basic ecological concepts, such as the niche concept, niche portioning, symbiosis, competition, trophic structure, evolutionary relationships, co-evolution, and predation. In addition, this course will emphasize identification of representative forms of life of various tropical ecosystems in the study country located within the Neotropics. Both natural and artificial biological comunities will be visited. Special travel fees apply. A valid passport is required prior to travel. This course will not be considered for Science General Education credit.

BSC 2933. SELECTED TOPICS IN BIOLOGY.

Prerequisite: Departmental approval Selected topics in biological sciences based on historical, traditional or contemporary approach as background and interest of students and professor dictate. Multiple credit course. May be repeated for credit, but grade forgiveness cannot be applied.

BSC 2941. INTERNSHIP EXPLORATION IN BIOLOGY.

Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of all mandated courses in Reading, Mathematics, English, and English for Academic Purposes; a minimum 2.0 institutional or overall GPA; and 12 credits, including BSC 1010C. The Program Director/Program Chair/Program Coordinator or Internship Placement Office has the discretion to provide override approval as it relates to the waiver of required program/discipline-related courses. This course is a planned work-based experience that provides students with supervised career exploration activities and/ or practical experiences. Each earned credit of internship requires a minimum of 80 clock hours of work. Multiple credit course. May be repeated for credit, but grade forgiveness cannot be applied. (Internship Fee: $10.00).

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