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                            About the College of Arts and Sciences: Undergraduate
	Undergraduate Programs
		Anthropology
		Biological Sciences
		Chemistry
		Communication
		Criminal Justice
		English
		Environmental Science
		Environmental Studies
		Geoscience
		History
		International Area Studies
		Mathematics
		Philosophy
		Physics
		Political Science
		Psychology
		Sociology
Additional Minors
	Africana Studies
	American Studies
	Astrophysics
	Bioinformatics
	Computer Crime
	Ecology
	European Studies
	Greek Studies
	Human Factors and Ergonomics
	Judaic Studies
	Languages (All Language Minors)
	Paralegal Studies
	Politics
	Science, Technology and Human Affairs
	Women's Studies
	World History and Politics
Certificates
	Medical Humanities
	Philosophy in Science and Technology
	Philosophy in Arts & Humanities
	Writing and Publishing
About the College of Arts and Sciences:  Graduate
	Graduate Programs
		Biological Sciences
		Chemistry
		Culture and Communication
		Environmental Policy
		Environmental Science
		Mathematics
		Physics
		Psychology and Clinical Psychology
		JD/PhD Law-Psychology
		Public Policy
		Publication Management
		Science, Technology, and Society
Certificate Program
	Toxicology and Industrial Hygiene
Undergraduate Course Descriptions
	Africana Studies
	Anthropology
	International Studies Abroad
	Arts & Sciences-Interdisp Stud
	Bioscience & Biotechnology
	Chemical Engineering Chemistry
	Chemistry
	Chinese
	Criminal Justice
	Communication
	English
	Environmental Policy
	Environmental Science
	English as a Second Language
	French
	German
	Greek
	Hebrew
	History
	Humanities, General
	International Area Studies
	International Studies
	Italian
	Japanese
	Judiac Studies
	Korean
	Language
	Linguistics
	Mathematics
	Physics - Environmental Science
	Philosophy
	Physics
	Political Science
	Psychology
	Russian
	Sociology
	Spanish
	Women's Studies
	Writing
Graduate Course Descriptions
	Bioscience & Biotechnology
	Chemistry
	Communication
	Environmental Policy
	Environmental Science
	History
	Linguistics
	Mathematics
	Nutrition & Food Science
	Physics - Environmental Science
	Physics
	Public Policy
	Publication Management
	Political Science
	Psychology
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2013-2014
Catalog

catalog.drexel.edu

UNDERGRADUATE & GRADUATE

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122 Undergraduate Course Descriptions

BIO 141 Essential Biology 4.5 Credits
Introduces essential biological concepts to engineering students.
Content covers five core topics: cells, genetics, evolution, ecology and
physiology with application to societal concerns about biotechnology,
health, conservation biodiversity and bioethics. Evolution will be woven
throughout the course as a unifying theme in understanding all aspects of
biology.
College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if major is CS
Prerequisites: CHEM 102 [Min Grade: D]
Corequisite : EXAM 080

BIO 153 Anatomy and Physiology I 4.0 Credits
Introduction to the basics of human anatomy and physiology with an
emphasis on topics of special interest to those in clinical curricula. Topics
covered include organization of the body, chemical basis for life, cellular
physiology, tissue types, skin as an organ system, skeletal and muscular
systems.
College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (BIO 121 [Min Grade: D] or BIO 115 [Min Grade: D]) and
CHEM 101 [Min Grade: D]

BIO 154 Anatomy and Physiology II 4.0 Credits
Introduction to the basics of human anatomy and physiology with an
emphasis on topics of special interest to those in clinical curricula.
Systems covered included blood/lymph, Immune, stress, GI tract,
respiratory and cardiovascular systems.
College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: BIO 153 [Min Grade: D]

BIO 155 Anatomy and Physiology III 4.0 Credits
Introduction to the basics of human anatomy and physiology with an
emphasis on topics of special interest to those in clinical curricula.
Systems to be covered include urinary anatomy and physiology,
central, peripheral and autonomic nervous systems, special senses,
endocrinology, reproduction, development and heredity.
College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: BIO 154 [Min Grade: D]

BIO 161 General Biology I 3.0 Credits
Covers structure and function of the cell and the organ-system plan of
organization of the human body. Fall.
College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

BIO 162 General Biology II 3.0 Credits
Continues BIO 161. Covers the mechanics of heredity, including growth,
differentiation, and development. Winter.
College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: BIO 161 [Min Grade: D]

BIO 163 General Biology III 3.0 Credits
Continues BIO 162. Covers the plant and animal kingdoms, radiobiology,
evolution, and ecology. Spring.
College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: BIO 162 [Min Grade: D]

BIO 164 General Biology Laboratory I 1.0 Credit
In this course students will perform computer simulations of laboratory
exercises related to photosynthesis, enzyme activity and kinetics, the
cardiovascular, muscle and bone systems, regulation of human organ
systems as well as plant growth and development.
College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Corequisite : BIO 161

BIO 165 General Biology Laboratory II 1.0 Credit
In this course students will perform computer simulations of laboratory
exercises related to cell division, mendelian genetics, DNA replication,
translation and mutations. They will work with simulated microscopes to
observe viral and microbial specimens. Additionally, students will learn
and simulate biotechnology techniques such as DNA fingerprinting.
College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: BIO 161 [Min Grade: D]
Corequisite : BIO 162

BIO 166 General Biology Laboratory III 1.0 Credit
Involves experiments demonstrating the key principles in ecology
and evolution including: population parameters, food webs, species
interactions, succession, eutriphication, natural selection, sexual selection
and evolutionary trees.
College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: BIO 162 [Min Grade: D]
Corequisite : BIO 163

BIO 201 Human Physiology I 4.0 Credits
Intensive survey of the basic physiological mechanisms of cellular
and human electrophysiology and the physiology of the muscular,
cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, and gastrointestinal systems.
College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: BIO 141 [Min Grade: D] or BIO 122 [Min Grade: D]

BIO 202 Human Physiology Laboratory 2.0 Credits
Laboratory course in human physiology. Designed to accompany BIO 201
and 203 Human Physiology I and II. Uses simulation, experimenters and
data acquisition techniques to provide practical experience in the design
and execution of physiological experiments and analysis of physiological
data. Some or all pre-requisites may be taken as either a pre-requisite or
co-requisite. Please see the department for more information.
College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: BIO 201 [Min Grade: D] (Can be taken Concurrently)

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BIO 203 Human Physiology II 4.0 Credits
Intensive survey of the control mechanisms of cellular and human
physiology including introductions to control theory, neurophysiology,
endocrine control, and control mechanisms in locomotion, cardiovascular,
respiratory, renal, acid/base, gastrointestinal, and reproductive
physiology.
College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: BIO 201 [Min Grade: D]

BIO 212 Biotechnology 3.0 Credits
Covers the use of recombinant DNA techniques in biotechnology.
Explores the many uses of biotechnology in the biological, agricultural
and medical field. Also covers the social, ethical and environmental issues
involved in this discipline.
College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: BIO 122 [Min Grade: D]

BIO 214 Principles of Cell Biology 3.0 Credits
The course familiarizes students with the basic fundamentals and
principles of cell biology. Topics include protein and enzymes as
metabolic facilitators, the source and function of cellular energy, cell
structure and function, cellular protein transport, cell communication, cell
cycle control, apoptosis, and cell differentiation.
College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: BIO 104 [Min Grade: D] or BIO 122 [Min Grade: D] or BIO
141 [Min Grade: D]

BIO 215 [WI] Techniques in Cell Biology 2.5 Credits
A course designed to introduce students to the lad techniques used by
cell biologists. Microscopy is used for cell structure and their organelles,
phagocytosis, cytoskeletal structure, muscle contraction and cell motility.
Other topics include fractional by centrifugation, protein separation and
quantification, and gel electrophoresis. This is a writing intensive course.
College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: BIO 104 [Min Grade: D] or BIO 122 [Min Grade: D] or
TDEC 122 [Min Grade: D] or BIO 117 [Min Grade: D] or BIO 141 [Min
Grade: D]

BIO 217 Evolution 4.0 Credits
Aspects of the fact of evolution are discussed in class, including early
evolutionary thought, pivotal moments in the history of life, and evidences
for evolution from fossils, genetics, and living organisms. Key concepts
include natural selection, speciation, adaptation, vicariance, inclusive
fitness, and evodevo. Non-scientific arguments pertaining to evolution are
refuted.
College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

BIO 218 Principles of Molecular Biology 4.0 Credits
The course is designed to familiarize students with the details and
concepts revolving around molecular biology’s "central dogma."
Specifically the chemical nature of DNA and RNA, the molecular
structure of DNA and chromosomes, the definition of a gene, how DNA is
replicated, and how genes are expresses and regulated.
College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: BIO 122 [Min Grade: D] or BIO 141 [Min Grade: D]

BIO 219 [WI] Techniques in Molecular Biology 2.5 Credits
Designed to familiarize student with laboratory techniques utilized in
molecular biology, specifically DNA isolation, characterization, and
manipulation. Students work in teams to collect and analyze data and
explain results in laboratory reports. Weekly recitations preview and
review theory and techniques used in the lab. Some or all pre-requisites
may be taken as either a pre-requisite or co-requisite. Please see the
department for more information. This is a writing intensive course.
College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: BIO 122 [Min Grade: D] (Can be taken Concurrently)

BIO 220 Essential Microbiology 3.0 Credits
Covers morphological, physiological, and biochemical characteristics of
bacteria, fungi, algae, and protozoa, and viruses. Introduces the principles
of microbial genetics, disease, and control of microorganisms. This course
is identical to BIO 221.
College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if major is BIO
Prerequisites: BIO 122 [Min Grade: D] or BIO 141 [Min Grade: D]

BIO 221 Microbiology 3.0 Credits
Covers morphological, physiological, and biochemical characteristics of
bacteria, fungi, algae, protozoa, and viruses. Introduces the principles of
microbial genetics, disease, and control of microorganisms.
College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: BIO 122 [Min Grade: D] or BIO 141 [Min Grade: D]
Corequisite : BIO 222

BIO 222 Microbiology Laboratory 2.0 Credits
An introduction to microbiological techniques, and culture of prokaryotic
and eukaryotic organisms. Includes sterile techniques, and use of
specialized microscopic techniques. Classical and molecular techniques
of microbial identification are also covered.
College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: BIO 122 [Min Grade: D] or BIO 141 [Min Grade: D]
Corequisite : BIO 221

BIO 223 Parasitology 3.0 Credits
Parasitology explores the most predominant lifestyle on earth, parasitism.
Students will learn how parasites invade and exploit their hosts, the
resultant damage to the hosts, and the mechanisms by which hosts
defend and protect themselves from these invaders.
College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: BIO 122 [Min Grade: D] or BIO 124 [Min Grade: D]

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