Registration for the Spring 2019 semester is open now! For information about signing up for spring classes, visit www.kellogg.edu/registration. To apply to KCC online for free, visit www.kellogg.edu/step1.
Interested in science? Here’s a list of several biology (BIOL) classes offered at Kellogg Community College during the Spring 2019 semester. For a complete list of Spring 2019 semester classes offered at KCC, visit www.kellogg.edu and click on “Class Schedules” in the top menu to search for sections.
BIOL 99: Preparation for Biology (3 Credits)
This course is designed for the student who does not possess an adequate chemistry and biology background to enroll in BIOL 105, BIOL 111, or BIOL 201. This course will include selected inorganic chemical concepts, biological molecules and their reactions, cellular structure and function, and an overview of body systems.
BIOL 101: Biological Science (4 Credits)
This is a one semester lecture/laboratory course designed for non-science majors to overview the commonalities of life on earth. This course includes a study of the cell and energy flow; maintenance, coordination and reproductive mechanisms of heredity and evolution; relationship of humans to their environment; and the impact new biological technologies may have on the future. Does NOT count toward a science or biology major.
BIOL 109: Principles of Biology: Organismal (4 Credits)
This is one semester of a two semester, eight credit lecture/laboratory sequence designed to introduce the major concepts of biology for science majors with particular emphasis on diversity of life, developmental biology, plant structure and function, animal structure and function, control systems in plant and animals, ecology and ecosystems.
BIOL 111: Botany (4 Credits)
A lecture/laboratory course which includes the study of structures, physiology, and natural history of plants. Provides a background for more advanced courses and should be elected by pre-medicine students, as well as prospective biology majors.
BIOL 140: Life Science for Elementary Educators (4 Credits)
This is a laboratory-based course specifically designed for prospective elementary teachers. The objectives of the course are to aid students in developing meaningful and functional understanding of key biological concepts in anatomy and physiology, ecology, and evolution; to facilitate insight in the nature of science as an intellectual activity; to explore alternative conceptions of scientific phenomena; to help students develop more positive attitudes about science; and increase their confidence in their ability to do science.
BIOL 201: Human Anatomy (4 Credits)
This course is a lecture and laboratory course which provides a detailed study of all human body systems. The primary emphasis is on anatomic structures with a fundamental understanding of physiology. It is strongly recommended that the student have successfully completed one year of high school chemistry or CHEM 100 prior to enrollment.
BIOL 202: Human Physiology (4 Credits)
This course is a lecture and laboratory course that provides an introduction to the major concepts and homeostatic mechanisms necessary for a fundamental understanding of normal human physiology. General principles covered are cellular membrane function, electrophysiology, feedback mechanisms and metabolism. Also included is an analysis of the properties and interrelationships of major organ systems and a brief introduction to selected disease processes.
BIOL 205: Microbiology (4 Credits)
An introductory course which includes the morphology, physiology, and pathology of microscopic organisms. Laboratory exercises emphasize the culturing, identification, and control of microorganisms.
For More Information
The first Spring 2019 classes start Jan. 11, and the semester ends May 6. For information about signing up for spring classes, visit www.kellogg.edu/registration. For more information about biology studies at KCC, visit www.kellogg.edu/biology.