This course is designed for non-majors. Students electing to take this course in order to meet their general education requirement for a laboratory science must take both BIO 110 and BIO 110L in the same semester. The course explores the many ways in which problems facing modern humans can be better understood and addressed through study of the biological sciences. Thus, the course is concerned with the basic biochemistry and cellular structure of all living organisms, genetics, anatomy and physiology of the body, disease, evolution, ecology and environmental issues.

First course of two semester sequence required of majors. The course reviews the scientific method, introduces features of the unity of life (the cell, cell chemistry, genetics, respiration, and evolution), and discusses some characteristics of animal form.

Familiarizes the student with the diverse array of animals and plants living in natural areas of northern Ohio. Field trips to local forests, fields and streams, as well as lab studies, will acquaint students with some of the commonest flowers, trees, insects and vertebrates.

Study of the laws of heredity and some of their applications with special emphasis on transmission and molecular phenomena. Three lectures and one three hour lab each week. Required of all Biology and Environmental Biology majors.

Students will improve their written and oral communication by critiquing several recently published papers from the biological literature. 

First of two-course sequence covering structure and function of the human body. Includes 3 hours of lecture and one 3-hour lab per week. This course integrates micro and gross anatomy while examining how the human body functions from the cellular level, up through and focusing on the various systems including nervous, integumentary, muscular, and endocrine. Lab utilizes previously prosected cadavers and analysis of live subjects. 

Anterior or posterior aspect of a cadaver will be prosected by students. Purpose is to gain additional dissecting skill and a more thorough understanding of human anatomy via a regional approach to study.

An investigation of the ways living organisms interact with each other and their physical environments. Topics include adaptations of individuals to environmental stress, the structure and growth of populations, competition, predation, community ecology and the flow of energy and nutrients through ecosystems. The lab introduces students to experimental ecology.