To make my story short, I entered college without knowing what I want to do, so I started at a community college with a liberal arts major to test out the fields. It's my last semester before I transfer to a 4 year college and this is where I plan to get my biochemistry degree that I recently decided I want to major in. I plan to hopefully work with bio-fuels, but working with any kind of foods or drugs would be of much interest to me anyway.
Since my current advisers don't know I'm planning to be a science major, I have no guidance of what courses to take for biochemistry. I never took a science course in college yet and I have to complete 2 science courses for my liberal arts major and since I'm transferring to biochemistry, I want to make them count for my major. I already decided on Environmental Biology; that was a no-brainer, but I'm not sure which other biology class would be the most beneficial to me.
Description This is the first course in a two-semester sequence in general biology. It is designed to explain the fundamental principles of biology and to promote an awareness of their significance to society. Lecture topics include: Introduction to biology, review of basic chemistry, cell biology, genetics, and a survey of Kingdoms Monera, Protista, and Fungi. Laboratory exercises develop proficiency in the use of laboratory equipment and guide students in investigations of cell biology, genetics, and microbiology. >General Education
The Human Body
Course Section Number BIO-103-003H (The Human Body)
Description This is a one-semester course that is concerned with basic chemistry, the human cell, tissues, and the musculoskeletal, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. The course includes a survey of metabolism and fluid/electrolyte balance. Lectures are supplemented by writing assignments and discussions. Laboratory exercises include microscopy, dissection, and anatomical and physiological experiments that complement the lecture. >General Education
BIO-107 Introduction to Human Biology (4.00 cr.)
This course is a human anatomy and physiology course intended for the
non-biology major. Biological principles are taught by examining human
body systems, homeostasis, and disease. This information, relevant
because it applies to their own bodies, will help students understand
medical issues, appreciate the importance of exercise and nutrition in
maintaining health, and consider environmental concerns including the
health effects of pollution and overpopulation.
BIO-109 Anatomy and Physiology I (4.00 cr.)
This course is an introduction to the basic principles of human anatomy and
physiology that emphasizes some common diseases in relation to the
various body systems. Among the topics considered are the basic plan of
the body, tissues, the skeletal system, the muscular system, articulations,
cardiovascular system, and the respiratory system. Lectures are
supplemented by writing assignments, discussion, and laboratory sessions
that include dissection and elementary physiology experiments. >General
Education Course. Lecture (3.00), Laboratory (3.00).
BIO-115 Vertebrate Anatomy and Physiology I (4.00 cr.)
This course focuses on the structures and functions of vertebrate organ
systems, with primary emphasis on mammals. After a brief overview of
vertebrate development and evolutionary history, the major portion of the
course reviews each system, across all principal groups. Study of basic
cellular biology and of skeletal, muscle, and nervous systems are included.
Normal homeostatic mechanisms and pathophysiological conditions are
emphasized, as well as the interrelationships of organs and organ systems.
Dissection is required. Lecture (3.00), Laboratory (3.00).
BIO-130 People-Plant Relationships (4.00 cr.)
This course explores the effects of plants on biological organisms that
influence human economic, social and psychological behavior. The course
will focus on two major themes: 1) plants as sources of food, shelter,
clothing, drugs, and industrial raw material; and 2) the influence of plant life
on human cultural diversity, biotechnology, medicine, and conservation
efforts. >General Education Course. Lecture (3.00), Laboratory (3.00).
BIO-131 General Botany (4.00 cr.)
This course is an introduction to the biology of plants.