Dalton State 2014-15 Catalog

B.S in Biology, Secondary Certification Option

I. Core Curriculum
Area A: Essential Skills
Must make a "C" or above
ENGL 1101English Composition I3
ENGL 1102English Composition II3
MATH 1113Precalculus Mathematics3
or MATH 2253 Calculus and Analytic Geom I
Note: MATH 2253 may be used if the student meets the prerequisites. The additional hour of credit will be applied to the upper level curriculum electives.
Area B: Institutional Options
COMM 1110Fundamentals of Speech (Prerequisite for EDUC 2110, EDUC 2120, and EDUC 2130. (Make make a "C" or above))3
Choose one of the following electives:
Argumentation and Advocacy
Intro to Greek Mythology
Creative Writing
Natural Hazards
Appalachian Hist-Special Topic
Sports Hist & Amer Character
Mystery Fiction in Pop Culture
Political and Social Rhetoric
Christian Fiction/Pop Culture
Health & Wellness Concepts
Race and Ethnicity in America
Area C: Humanities/Fine Arts
Must choose a minimum of one, but no more than two of the following electives: 6
Intro to Film as Literature
World Literature I
World Literature II
British Literature I
British Literature II
American Literature I
American Literature II
If only one English Elective is chosen, add one of the following:
Art Appreciation
Expressions of Culture I
Expressions of Culture II
Music Appreciation
World Music
American Music
Theatre Appreciation
Area D: Science/Mathematics
MATH 2253Calculus and Analytic Geom I4
CHEM 1211KPrinciples of Chemistry I4
CHEM 1212KPrinciples of Chemistry II4
Area E: Social Sciences
HIST 2111United States History to 18773
or HIST 2112 United States Hist since 1877
POLS 1101American Government3
Two of the following electives:6
Intro to Cultural Anthropology
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Geography
Intro to Human Geography
Intro to Physical Geography
World Civilization to 1650 CE
World Civilization since 1650
United States History to 1877
United States Hist since 1877
Intro to World Religions
Intro to Philosophical Issues
Logic and Critical Thinking
Intro to Political Science
State and Local Government
Comparative Politics
International Relations
Introduction to Psychology (Prerequisite for EDUC 2110, 2120, and 2130 courses (Must make a "C" or above))
Psychology of Adjustment
Human Development
Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems
Physical Education
PHED Activity Elective1
Area F: Major Related
BIOL 1107KPrinciples of Biology I4
BIOL 1108KPrinciples of Biology II4
BIOL 2270Ethical Issues in Science2
EDUC 2110Investig Critical/Contem Issue **3
EDUC 2120Expl Socio-Cultural Perspect **3
EDUC 2130Exploring Learning/Teaching **3
II. Upper Level Courses
All courses must have a grade of C or above
BIOL 3200KCellular Biology4
BIOL 3400KGenetics4
BIOL 3500KEcology4
BIOL 4000Senior Seminar2
BIOL 4250Evolution3
BIOL 4410KMolecular Biology4
CHEM 3211KOrganic Chemistry I4
CHEM 3212KOrganic Chemistry II4
MATH 2200Introduction to Statistics3
Two of the following upper level electives:7-8
Developmental Biology
General Microbiology
Plant Biology
Invertebrate Zoology
Conservation Biology
Readings in Biology
Immunology
Bioremediation/Phytoremediatio
Comparative Vertebrate A & P
Biotechnology
Special Topics in Biology
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Education Courses
Completion of Area A with grades of C or above, completion of PSYC 1101 and COMM 1110 with a "C" or above, approved Background Check, proof of professional Liability Insurance, completion of the mandated reporter training course, and a passing score on an Ethics assessment, are required prior to enrollment in EDUC 2110, EDUC 2120 and EDUC 2130, (Must make a "C" or above in all three EDUC courses)
EDUC 2110Investig Critical/Contem Issue (Includes 10 hrs of practicum)3
EDUC 2120Expl Socio-Cultural Perspect (Includes 10 hrs of practicum)3
EDUC 2130Exploring Learning/Teaching (Includes 10 hrs of practicum)3
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Professional Education Semester 1 (Block I) - Fall Semester
Acceptance in to the Teacher Education Program plus completion of 8 credit hours of Biology, passed with grades of C or above, are required prior to being allowed in to PES I courses.
EDUC 3902Curric/Asses Secondary Teacher3
EDUC 3272Class Mgmt Sec Ed Field Exp I2
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Professional Education Semester 2 (Block II) - Spring Semester
Completion of EDUC 3902 and EDUC 3272 with a "C" or above is required prior to enrollment in PES II.
EDUC 3273Class Mgmt Sec Ed Field Exp II2
EDUC 4901Methods/Strat Teach Sec Stu3
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Professional Education Semester 3 (Block III) - Fall Semester
Completion of EDUC 3273 and EDUC 4901 with a "C" or above is required prior to enrollment in PES III.
EDUC 3120Teaching Diverse Learners(Sec)3
EDUC 3274Class Mgm Sec Ed Field Exp III2
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Professional Education Semester 4 (Block IV) - Spring Semester
Completion of EDUC 3120 and EDUC 3274 with a "C" or above and completion of 24 credit hours of Biology, passed with grades of C or above, is required prior to enrollment in PES IV.
READ 3456Reading across Curric Sec Educ3
EDUC 4952Internship in Sec School Biol8
EDUC 4953Teaching Internship Seminar1
Total Hours137-138
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MATH 2253 may be used in Area A if the student meets the prerequisites. The additional area of credit will be applied to the upper level curriculum.

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 Must make a C or above.

Courses

BIOL 1100. Human Biology. 3-0-3 Units.

Prepares students for employment in the health professions. Topics include basic chemistry, cell biology, genetics, and digestive, excretory, respiratory, circulatory, endocrine, reproductive, and skeletal systems. Laboratory demonstrations and practices are included. (Career Course)(F,S,M)

BIOL 1105K. Environmental Studies. 3-2-4 Units.

Focuses on the interrelationship of the biological and physical components of the environment and the impact of human activities on the biosphere.(F,S,M)

BIOL 1107K. Principles of Biology I. 3-2-4 Units.

Introduces fundamental unifying principles of biology. Topics include scientific method, biological chemistry, cell structure and function, energetics, cell division, genetics and evolution.(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: READ 0098 unless exempt.

BIOL 1108K. Principles of Biology II. 3-2-4 Units.

Continuation of BIOL 1107. Topics include the structure and function of the following animal, including human, systems: nervous, circulatory, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, endocrine, and reproductive, as well as diversity, development, behavior and ecology.(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: BIOL 1107K.

BIOL 1203K. Principles of Botany. 3-2-4 Units.

Introduces students to plant cell biology, anatomy, physiology, genetics, biotechnology, economic importance, diversity, and classification. Teaches students sterile technique, basic plant tissue culture, and techniques for microscopic observation of plants.(S)

BIOL 1205K. Natural History of Costa Rica. 3-2-4 Units.

An introduction to the geography, climate, and habitats of Costa Rica and an exploration of the natural history of the Monteverde cloud forest. This course includes a one-week trip to Costa Rica where students will learn about the great biodiversity of the cloud forest through lectures, guided tours, and field and laboratory activities.

BIOL 1224K. Entomology. 3-2-4 Units.

Presents an introduction to the anatomy, biology, and behavior of insects. The laboratory emphasizes classification and identification of insects to family, which are required as part of assembling a collection during the course.(F)

BIOL 2212K. Anatomy and Physiology I. 3-3-4 Units.

Focuses on the study of human anatomy and physiology. Topics include chemistry, cells, tissues, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems. (This course will satisfy an Area D or Area F requirement only if specifically listed as an option for the program of study.)(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: BIOL 1107K, except Associate of Science in Nursing (2 year) majors and Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Therapy.

BIOL 2213K. Anatomy and Physiology II. 3-3-4 Units.

Continues the study of human anatomy and physiology begun in Biology 2212. Topics covered include the circulatory-lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive-metabolic, excretory, and reproductive systems and human development and heredity. (This course will satisfy an Area D or Area F requirement only if specifically listed as an option for the program of study).(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: BIOL 2212K or permission of MLT advisor.

BIOL 2215K. Microbiology. 3-2-4 Units.

Introduces students to the biology of viruses, bacteria, fungi, and protozoan and animal parasites. Teaches students the fundamental principles of microbiology with special emphasis on the relationships of microbes to man. Trains students to isolate, culture, and identify microbes in a laboratory. (This course will satisfy an Area D or Area F requirement only if specifically listed as an option for the program of study).(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: BIOL 1107K or BIOL 2212K.

BIOL 2270. Ethical Issues in Science. 2-0-2 Units.

Provides an introduction to basic ethical concepts and develops the concept of ethical decision-making and how this applies to the increasing number of biological ethics decisions made daily. A variety of bioethical questions wil be proposed and students will explore the science and social science aspects of each particular question.(F,S)
Prerequisites: BIOL 1108K.

BIOL 3000. Research Method/Scientific Com. 3-0-3 Units.

Prepares students for independent research by training them in laboratory safety, storage and disposal of reagents, standard methods and equipment used for research in a range of specialties and the ethical conduct of research. Students will develop skills in critical analysis of literature, experimental design, project proposal preparation, maintain lab log books, data analysis, time-management and oral and written presentation of results. This class is a suggested pre or co-requisite for BIOL 3900 and BIOL 4960.(F)

BIOL 3200K. Cellular Biology. 3-3-4 Units.

An exploration of the basic unit of living organisms. Study of the structure and function of cellular structures with emphasis on the unifying nature of cell membrane systems, cellular energetics, motility and transport intercellular interactions, cellular communication, and cell division. Laboratory experiences introduce basic cytological study techniques.(F,S)
Prerequisites: BIOL 1108K.
Corequisites: CHEM 1211K.

BIOL 3300K. Developmental Biology. 3-2-4 Units.

Introduces students to the developmental process in animals with the formation of gametes through the embryonic stages, birth, maturation and aging. Anatomical development, experimental embryology and the molecular mechanisms of cell differentiation will be covered. Laboratory techniques in developmental biology including animal cell and tissue cultures will be utilized.(S)
Prerequisites: BIOL 3200K.

BIOL 3340K. General Microbiology. 3-2-4 Units.

Introduces students to the biology of noncellular, prokaryotic, and eukaryotic microorganism. Topics include microbial metabolism, genetics, systematics, pathogenesis, epidemiology, and ecology. The history of microbiology, host defense against disease, and human exploitation of microbes will also be studied. The laboratory introduces students to the culture and identification of microorganisms.(S)
Prerequisites: BIOL 1108K, CHEM 1211K.

BIOL 3400K. Genetics. 3-3-4 Units.

A study of Mendelian principles, molecular genetics and population genetics. Topics include simple Mendelian inheritance, extensions of Mendelian inheritance, linkage, genetic mapping, quantitative inheritance, population genetics, prokaryotic genetics, and molecular genetics.(F,S)
Prerequisites: BIOL 3200K, CHEM 1212K.
Corequisites: CHEM 2211K.

BIOL 3500K. Ecology. 3-3-4 Units.

A study of the interrelationships of organisms with their physical and biological environment. Topics include an exploration of adaptations, population structure and dynamics, organization and classification of communities, and nutrient and energy flows in ecosystems.(S)
Prerequisites: BIOL 1108K, CHEM 1211K.

BIOL 3510K. Plant Biology. 3-3-4 Units.

An in depth examination of the structures, growth, reproduction, competition, survival, and diversity of plants.(S)
Prerequisites: BIOL 1108K, CHEM 1211K.

BIOL 3520K. Invertebrate Zoology. 3-3-4 Units.

An in depth examination of the taxonomy, morphology, physiology, and evolution of the more common invertebrate phyla. A study of the distribution and interspecific relationships among invertebrates and other forms of life.(F)
Prerequisites: BIOL 1108K.

BIOL 3550. Conservation Biology. 3-0-3 Units.

An in depth study of the biological aspects of environmental crises and how principles from major areas in biology can provide solutions to the conservation of species and ecosystems. Major topics will include population ecology, population genetics, and community ecology. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of conservation we will discuss the social and political aspects of the field. Supplemental readings will come from primary literature. A semester long project which requires developing a management plan for a novel environmental problem is required(S)

BIOL 3600. Ornithology. 3-3-4 Units.

Birds have been the subjects of scientific investigation for centuries, and research on birds has contributed much to our modern understanding of morphology, physiology, behavior, ecology, evolution, and global change. The purpose of this course is to investigate these myriad but interrelated topics with birds as our focus in both lecture and laboratory settings. The course will involve hands-on learning of ornithology using traditional lecture and lab activities along with experimental design and research.

BIOL 3900. Readings in Biology. 2-0-2 Units.

Independent in-depth study of the literature within a topic of current research in Biology. (F,S,M) Prerequisite: 12 hours of 3000/4000 level Biology and approval of a faculty supervisor and Chair of Department of Natural Sciences required before registration

BIOL 4000. Senior Seminar. 2-0-2 Units.

Survey of various topics, especially highlighting the interdisciplinary nature of biology.(F,S)
Prerequisites: 19 hours of 3000/4000 level Biology.

BIOL 4100. Immunology. 3-0-3 Units.

Provides an introduction to the cellular and molecular basis of the immune response, which includes antigen presentation, immunogenetics, effector mechanisms, and medical immunology(F)

BIOL 4250. Evolution. 3-0-3 Units.

A study of the principles of evolutionary biology including discussions of natural selection, adaptation, population genetics, speciation, and phylogeny reconstruction, and the distribution, abundance and adaptations of living organisms as mediated by the environment and natural selection.(F)
Prerequisites: BIOL 3400K, CHEM 1212K.

BIOL 4250K. Evolution & Diversity of Life. 3-3-4 Units.

A study of the principles of evolutionary biology including discussions of natural selection, adaptation, population genetics, speciation, and phylogeny reconstruction, and the distribution, abundance and adaptations of living organisms as mediated by the environment and natural selection.

BIOL 4275. Bioremediation/Phytoremediatio. 3-0-3 Units.

Bioremediation and phytoremediation use microbes and plants, respectively, in the treatment of contaminated soils and water. These methods are increasingly utilized at sites requiring remediation, either individually or in conjunction with more traditional remediation techniques. This course will examine the histories, theories, benefits, drawbacks and applications of various bioremediation and phytoremediation techniques of organic and inorganic pollutants. Some of the techniques addressed will be natural attenuation, biodegradation, bio filtration, phyto extraction and phyto stabilization.(F)
Prerequisites: BIOL 1108K and CHEM 3211K.

BIOL 4360K. Comparative Vertebrate A & P. 3-3-4 Units.

Broad comparative analysis of vertebrate morphology by considering anatomical structure and function and the integration of these structures in the individual organism, as well as the functional process of vertebrate organs and organ systems, and their physiological integration. Consideration will be given to the relationship between structure and functional demands of vertebrates to particular environments as well as the details of each vertebrate organ system, emphasizing the structure-function relationship of the organs/organ systems, and the range of structural and evolutionary modifications of organ systems seen in different vertebrate classes.(F)
Prerequisites: BIOL 1108K, CHEM 1211K.

BIOL 4410K. Molecular Biology. 3-3-4 Units.

In depth examination of the molecular aspects of cell structure and function, emphasizing the chemical and molecular basis of cellular physiology. Addresses genetic function at the chromosomal and molecular levels, gene expression, and regulation.(F)
Prerequisites: BIOL 3400K, CHEM 2212K.

BIOL 4500K. Biotechnology. 3-3-4 Units.

A study of the applied aspects of biochemistry and molecular biology in various fields, with emphasis on the use of recombinant DNA methods and protein engineering.(S)
Prerequisites: BIOL 3400K.

BIOL 4800. Service Learning in Biology. 0-0-2 Units.

Independent and in-depth internship with a field of biology or lecture assistantship or laboratory assistantship within a biology course here at Dalton State. Approval from both a faculty supervisor and the chair of biology is required before registration.(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: 12 hours of Upper Level Biology.

BIOL 4900. Special Topics in Biology. 3-0-3 Units.

A detailed examination of one topic culminating in a research paper. Any field of biology may be included in these topics. Course may be repeated for credit when topic differs.(F,S)
Prerequisites: BIOL 3400K and 3 additional upper level Biology courses.

BIOL 4960. Research in Biology. 0-0-1 Unit.

Research project conducted by a student under guidance of a faculty member. Repeatable for a maximum of 4 hours. Prerequisite: 16 hours of 3000/4000 level Biology and approval of a faculty supervisor and Chair of Department of Natural Sciences required before registration.(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: 16 hours of 3000/4000 level Biology and approval of a faculty supervisor and Chair of Department of Natural Sciences required before registration.

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