Academic Catalog 2014.2015 - page 63

Biological and Physical Sciences
Course Offerings in
Biological and Physical
LS140 Principles of Biology (4)
An analysis of the principles of life common to plant
and animal study: the cell, intermediary metabolism,
photosynthesis, cell reproduction, genetics, ecology, and
origins. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (Lab fee $75)
LS151 Organismic Biology (4)
The first course for biology majors, emphasizing biological
life forms, their physiology, origins, and environmental
relationships. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.
requisite CH151.
(Lab fee $75.)
LS200 Foundations of Science (3)
An introduction to the history, development, and influence
of science on culture and other academic disciplines. The
use of science in society and its limits will be emphasized
and discussed. The impact of Christianity on science and a
Christian view of science will be presented. Contemporary
issues including energy development, the creation-
evolution debate, the intelligent design movement,
environmentalism, and human bioethics, among other
topics will be presented and discussed. Sophomore
standing suggested.
LS218 Tutorial Studies (1-3)
See LS418.
LS220 Research Methods (1)
An introduction to research writing with emphasis on
the documentation and communication methods used in
biological research. The student will be exposed to major
aspects of scientific writing and presentation of scientific
data, including library research, data analysis, evaluation
of scientific writing, composition of a scientific paper
and a prospective research proposal, and presentation of
scientific data in a poster format. 1 hour lecture.
Sophomore standing required.
LS231 Human Growth and Development (3)
A study of human development across the lifespan from
birth to death with emphasis on the physical, cognitive,
emotional and social aspects of human life.
LS252 Cell Biology (4)
The molecular basis for the various structures and
physiological functions of prokaryotic and eukaryotic
cells. Topics include membrane structure-function, cellular
energetics, receptors and cell-cell communication, 3
hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. Concurrent laboratory
registration required.
Prerequisite CH151, LS151.
(Lab fee
LS302 Vertebrate Anatomy and Systematics (4)
A study of chordate systematics, comparative anatomy and
morphogenesis. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. For all
biology students with specific relevance to students who
choose the environmental emphasis or those interested
in veterinary medicine.
Prerequisite: LS151.
(Lab fee $75.)
LS312 Animal Physiology (4)
Animal physiological systems and regulatory mechanisms
are studied in the context of various types of ecosystems.
Consideration is given to regulatory adjustments
to seasonal and environmental variations within an
ecosystem. Laboratory is a research oriented study
of the physiological adjustments of invertebrates and
amphibians in seasonal streams, and laboratory studies
of invertebrates. 3 hours lecture and 3 hours lab. For all
biology students with specific relevance to students who
choose the environmental emphasis or those interested in
veterinary medicine. (Lab Fee $75.)
LS318 Conservation Biology and Sustainability (4)
This is a comprehensive study of ecological legal issues
and the stewardship of stainability of ecological quality
of life and diversity. The bulk of the laboratory will be
outdoors. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory and field
Prerequisite LS341.
(Lab Fee $75.)
S321 Human Anatomy (4)
A study of human micro and gross anatomy from a
systematic approach. The laboratory consists of the
use of human models, cats, mammalian body parts and
human histology slides. 3 hours lectures and 2 ½ hours
Prequisite LS140, LS151, and LS252 recommended.
Fee $75.)
LS322 Human Physiology (4)
An integrated study of the functions of the human body
systems in the context of homeostatic control and disease
conditions. The laboratory involves clinical applications
to the health sciences. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.
Prequisite LS140, LS151 and LS252 recommended.
(Lab fee
LS331 Developmental Biology (4)
Students become familiar with the stages of fertilization
and the early developmental patterns of representative
animals. Emphasis is placed on the genetic basis of
differential gene expression during the various stages of
development. The lab involves microscopic examination
of prepared serial slides of frog, chick, and pig embryos at
various stages of development. 3 hours lecture and 2 hours
Students are expected to be enrolled in the lecture concurrently.
Prerequisite: LS252 Cell Biology.
(Lab Fee $75.)
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