Biology

Course Descriptions

Animal Care and Management

ACM 90     Cr 6
Animal Care and Management Internship

This will be a 500-hour hands-on experience for students who successfully complete the prerequisite courses. The internship will provide valuable opportunities through which students will be able to put into action the practices that they learned in the classroom. Students will focus on procedures and specific applications relating to basic veterinary care, feeding and nutrition, animal handling, animal housing, and sanitation procedures.
Prerequisites: BIO 15 with a grade of C+ or better and BIO 47. Students will be permitted two attempts in BIO 15 to achieve the C+ grade. A "W" will not count as an attempt. If a student takes the course two times, the two grades will be averaged into the studentÂ’s GPA unless the first grade is an "F" and can be removed under the repeat-failure policy. Corequisites: CurrentTextBook:

 

Biology

BIO 11     Lect 2   Lab 4   Cr 4
General Biology I

Chemical basis of life; cellular structure, function and reproduction; photosynthesis and cell respiration; human anatomy and physiology; plant structure and function.
Prerequisites: MTH 05 and RDL 02 and ENG 02 if required.
Flexible Core: Scientific World
Required Core: Life and Physical Sciences

 

BIO 12     Lect 2   Lab 4   Cr 4
General Biology II

Continuation of BIO 11 with emphasis on plant and animal development; Mendelian and molecular genetics; evolution; animal and plant diversity; and ecology.
Prerequisites: BIO 11
Flexible Core: Scientific World

 

BIO 15     Lect 2   Lab 4   Cr 4
Zoology

The diversity of the animal kingdom with emphasis on ecology, behavior, and phylogeny with medical and economic implications for humanity
Prerequisites: BIO 11

 

BIO 16     Lab 3   Cr 1
Laboratory Concepts in Biology

This course covers basic biology laboratory skills and concepts. Skills covered will include measurement, record keeping, graphical analysis, microscope use, and dissecting techniques. Topics covered will include the scientific method; the biochemical basis of life; cellular structure, function and reproduction; and biodiversity. This course is intended to be taken with one of the 3-credit biology classes to fulfill the 1-credit laboratory requirement for the Liberal Arts A.A. major, although it may be taken in a subsequent semester.
Prerequisites: ENG 02 and RDL 02 and MTH 05, if required Corequisites: BIO 19 or BIO 150 or BIO 27/PSY 27 or HLT 20/BIO 20 or with departmental approval

 

BIO 18     Lect 4   Cr 4
Human Biology

A physiological study of the skeletal, muscular, integumentary, digestive, nervous, circulatory, excretory, respiratory, endocrine and reproductive systems of the human body; special senses.
Prerequisites: RDL 02 and ENG 02 if required

 

BIO 19     Lect 3   Cr 3
Food, Sex and Death

This course is designed for non-biology majors and fulfills the Life and Physical Sciences Pathways common core requirement. Topics covered will include the chemical basis of life; cellular structure, function and reproduction; photosynthesis and cellular respiration; nutrition & human health; reproduction; evolution; biodiversity; and ecology.
Prerequisites: MTH 05 & ENG 02 & RDL 02, if required Corequisites:
Required Core: Life and Physical Sciences

 

BIO 20     Lect 3   Cr 3
Aspects of Human Sexuality

This course teaches students about physical, sociological, and psychological aspects of human sexuality. Scientific research on gender, sexual arousal, sexual orientation, sexually transmitted infections, and contraception will be explored. Students will examine cross cultural factors and ethical issues surrounding human sexuality.
Prerequisites: ENG 02 and RDL 02
Flexible Core: Scientific World

 

BIO 21     Lect 3   Lab 3   Cr 4
The Human Body

Anatomy and physiology of the integumentary, digestive, nervous, circulatory, excretory, respiratory, endocrine and reproductive systems of the human body; special senses. Prerequisites: RDL 02 and ENG 02 if required.
Prerequisites: RDL 02 and ENG 02 if required.

 

BIO 22     Lect 2   Cr 2
Medical Terminology

Acquaintance with medical concepts, medical terms and scientific principles; various ailments and diseases; tests used in their analyses; treatments and therapeutic techniques for alleviation and cure.
Prerequisites: RDL 02 and ENG 02 if required.

 

BIO 23     Lect 3   Lab 3   Cr 4
Human Anatomy and Physiology I

An integrated lab-lecture method for the study of the structure and function of the human organism. Includes basic chemistry, cellular anatomy and physiology, tissues, integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and endocrine systems. Prerequisites: MTH 05 and RDL 02 and ENG 02 if required.
Prerequisites: MTH 03 or MTH 05, and RDL 02 and ENG 02 if required.
Flexible Core: Scientific World
Required Core: Life and Physical Sciences

 

BIO 24     Lect 3   Lab 3   Cr 4
Human Anatomy and Physiology II

An integrated lab-lecture method for the study of the structure and function of the human organism. Includes cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems
Prerequisites: BIO 23
Flexible Core: Scientific World

 

BIO 27    Rec 3   Cr 3
Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience

This course is a survey of the field of Neuroscience including an introduction to the structures and functions of the nervous systems; understanding sensation, perception and movement; sleep and dreaming; learning and memory; and neurological disorders.
Prerequisites: PSY 11 or BIO 11

 

BIO 28     Lect 3   Lab 3   Cr 4
Microbiology and Infection Control

Introduction to microbial structure, function and reproduction. Introduces the medical aspects of bacteriology, mycology, parasitology, virology, serology, immunology, epidemiology, and infection control.
Prerequisites: BIO 11 and BIO 12 or BIO 23 and BIO 24

 

BIO 43     Lect 2   Lab 4   Cr 4
Microbiology

Introduction to basic microbiological concepts, including microbial structure, physiology, metabolism, genetics, growth and ecology; and applied microbiology.
Prerequisites: BIO 12 or BIO 24 and CHM 18.

 

BIO 44     Lect 2   Lab 4   Cr 4
Diagnostic Microbiology

Advanced study of microorganisms with emphasis on diagnostic techniques for identifying pathogens. Included are morphological, cultural, biochemical, serological methods, and antibiotic testing. Prerequisite: BIO 28 or BIO 43 and departmental approval.
Prerequisites: BIO 28 or BIO 43 and departmental approval.

 

BIO 46     Lect 1   Lab 3   Cr 2
Clinical Techniques for Medical Personnel I

Introduction to the physicianÂ’s office, medical records, measurement of vital signs, electrocardiograph, preparation of the exam room and medical instruments, x-ray and radiograph methods
Prerequisites: BIO 18 or BIO 21, and BIO 22.

 

BIO 47     Lect 1   Lab 3   Cr 2
Clinical Techniques for Medical Personnel II

Clinical laboratory techniques for a medical office laboratory including sterilization and disinfection techniques, analysis of blood, urine and microbiology specimens. Use and care of the microscope and other laboratory instruments.
Prerequisites: BIO 18 and BIO 22; or BIO 21 and BIO 22; or BIO 11.

 

BIO 50     Lect 2   Lab 2   Cr 3
Biology, Bioethics and Law

Basic concepts on structure and function of the human body in conjunction with legal definitions and decisions, and ethical interpretations concerning biological/medical technology. Course includes material on contraception and sterilization, abortion, genetics, DNA manipulations, artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization, surrogate motherhood, death and dying, human experimentation, organ transplantation.
Prerequisites: RDL 02 and ENG 02 if required

 

BIO 52     Lect 3   Lab 3   Cr 4
Immunology

Principles of humoral and cellular immunity. Immunological techniques for identification of infectious diseases and immune disorders; introduction to immunohematology (blood cell antigens) and tissue typing.
Prerequisites: BIO 12 and CHM 18 and departmental approval.

 

BIO 55     Lect 3   Cr 3
Genetics

A survey of the major principles and concepts of the science of heredity. The course reviews classical Mendelian and non-Mendelian genetics. It covers modern genetics including the molecular basis of heredity, gene regulation, developmental genetics, population genetics and biotechnology.
Prerequisites: BIO 12.

 

BIO 56     Lect 2   Lab 4   Cr 4
Cell & Molecular Biology with an Introduction to Biotechnology

The study of living organisms at the cellular and molecular level concerning the structure and functions of organelles, metabolism, cell signaling, gene structures and function, DNA replication, transcription, translation and control of gene expression. The laboratory portion will focus on basic skills and concepts necessary for the techniques of Biotechnology. These include methods for isolation and characterization of macromolecules (DNA, RNA, Proteins), agarose and polyacrylamide electrophoresis, restriction digests and restriction mapping, PCR, cloning, cell transformations and hybridization reactions.
Prerequisites: BIO 55

 

BIO 81     Lect 3   Lab 3   Cr 4
Introduction to Medical Laboratory Technology

This course is designed to preview the MLT curriculum coursework and for students to obtain a variety of laboratory skills needed in other MLT courses. It introduces the students to the professional and technical responsibilities of the Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT). Professional topics include hospital and laboratory organization, legal and ethical issues, quality assessment and lab math. Preliminary topics in the major technical areas of laboratory science (Microbiology, Immunology/ Serology, Hematology, Immunohematology, and Clinical Chemistry) are explored. The course also includes instruction and practice in phlebotomy techniques.
Prerequisites: BIO 11, MTH 13, CHM 17 and departmental approval. Corequisites: BIO 12, CHM 18.

 

BIO 82     Lect 2   Lab 4   Cr 4
Clinical Hematology & Coagulation

Principles and practice of clinical laboratory techniques in hematology and coagulation: complete blood count, normal and abnormal smears, sedimentation rate and coagulation studies. Emphasis on both manual and automated techniques, principles and diagnostic implications.
Prerequisites: BIO 12, BIO 81 and CHM 18 and departmental approval.

 

BIO 83     Lect 2   Lab 4   Cr 4
Clinical Chemistry

Basic principles of clinical chemistry and quality assurance. Clinical chemistry tests: glucose, renal function tests, serum proteins, hepatic profile, electrolytes, enzymes, and therapeutic drug monitoring. Emphasis on manual techniques, chemical principles and diagnostic implications.
Prerequisites: BIO 81, CHM 18 and MTH 13 and departmental approval.

 

BIO 84     Lect 1   Lab 4   Cr 3
Clinical Instrumentation

Principles of operation, maintenance, calibration and quality control of clinical laboratory instrumentation (e.g., spectrophotometers, ion-specific electrodes, electrophoresis and chromatography systems, cell counters). Clinical significance of abnormal findings will be discussed.
Prerequisites: BIO 83 and departmental approval.

 

BIO 85     Lect 1   Lab 2   Cr 2
Immunology/Serology

This course is an introduction to the theory and application of basic immunology, including the immune response, principles of antigen-antibody reactions, and the principles of serological procedures. The class includes other areas of study concerning the fundamentals of immunity and the immune response such as antibody structure and interactions, the complement system, hypersensitivity reactions and disorders of the immune response. A student laboratory is used for experiences in fundamental immunology/serology laboratory techniques.
Prerequisites: BIO 12, BIO 81, CHM 18 and departmental approval

 

BIO 86     Lect 1   Lab 3   Cr 3
mmunohematology

Immunohematology is the study of blood antigens and antibodies. The course covers principles, procedures and the clinical significance of tests results. Topics in blood banking also include blood group systems, pre-transfusion testing, and adverse effects of transfusions, donor selection, blood components and hemolytic disease of the newborn. The course also explores methods for blood processing, handling, and storage of blood components, and examines cross matching and antibody identification procedures. The class utilizes a student laboratory for experiences in fundamental immunohematology laboratory techniques, including quality control and safety.
Prerequisites: BIO 12, BIO 81, CHM 18 and departmental approval

 

BIO 87     Lect 1   Lab 2   Cr 2
Urinalysis and Body Fluids

This course introduces urinalysis and body fluid analysis, including the anatomy and physiology of the kidney, and physical, chemical and microscopic examination of urine, cerebrospinal fluid and other body fluids. The course utilizes a student laboratory for experiences in basic urinalysis and body fluids analysis
Prerequisites: BIO 11, MTH 13, CHM 17 and department approval Corequisites: BIO 12, CHM 18 CurrentTextBook:

 

BIO 90     Cr 4
Clinical Internship

This 500 hour course is designed to provide the didactic and clinical experience necessary to acquire knowledge in Clinical Laboratory Science. Students practice clinical skills at local cooperating hospitals or private laboratories under the guidance of bench technologists and supervisors. They are evaluated by the person in charge of the laboratory and the faculty member assigned to the course to meet established clinical objectives. Students rotate through the following clinical areas: Hematology, Coagulation, Urinalysis, Serology / Immunology, Blood Bank, Microbiology, and Clinical Chemistry.
Prerequisites: Completion of all Medical Laboratory Technology courses and approval by the MLT Program Director.

 

BIO 91    Rec 1   Lect 2   Cr 3
Biomedical Research I: Simulated Research/Symposium

Scientific method and diverse symposium experiences. Students learn how to review scientific literature, evaluate research papers, write a scientific paper, present papers and design experiments. The symposium experience consists of visits to research laboratories, on-campus seminars with leading scientists and a national science conference
Prerequisites: Admission to the REAP Program.

 

BIO 92     Cr 300 hrs
Biomedical Research II: Participatory Research

Students have the opportunity to be part of a research team by working with leading scientific researchers in well-known research laboratories.
Prerequisites: BIO 91 and admission to the REAP Program.

 

BIO 150     Lect 3   Lab    Cr 3
Biology, Bioethics and Law

Basic concepts on structure and function of the human body in conjunction with legal definitions and decisions, and ethical interpretations concerning biological/medical technology. Course includes material on contraception and sterilization, abortion, genetics, DNA manipulations, artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization, surrogate motherhood, death and dying, human experimentation, organ transplantation.
Prerequisites: RDL 02 and ENG 02 if required.
Flexible Core: Scientific World

 

    
BOTANY

Enrollment in Botany is limited to students in the Ornamental Horticulture curriculum or with special permission of the department. Offered at the New York Botanical Garden. Students should contact the program director.

 

    
FLORISTRY

Enrollment in Floristry is limited to students in the Ornamental Horticulture curriculum with special permission of the department. Offered at the New York Botanical Garden. See curriculum advisor: Ms. Rebeca Araya.

 

    
GARDENING

Enrollment in Gardening is limited to students in the Ornamental Horticulture curriculum or with special permission of the department. Offered at the New York Botanical Garden. Students should contact the program director.

 

    
HORTICULTURE

Enrollment in Horticulture is limited to students in the Ornamental Horticulture curriculum or with special permission of the department. Offered at the New York Botanical Garden. Students should contact the program director.

 

    
INTERIOR LANDSCAPING

Enrollment in Interior Landscaping is limited to students in the Ornamental Horticulture curriculum or with special permission of the department. Offered at the New York Botanical Garden. See curriculum advisor: Ms. Rebeca Araya.

 

    
LANDSCAPE DESIGN

Enrollment in Landscape Design is limited to students in the Ornamental Horticulture curriculum or with special permission of the department. Offered at the New York Botanical Garden. See curriculum advisor: Ms. Rebeca Araya.

 

 

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