188 Course Descriptions
2019-2020 USC Upstate Catalog
meetings, and individual consultations with the instructor are required. A
contractual agreement signed by the employer, the student, the instrucotr
and associate dean is mandatory. Prerequiste: Admission to the Johnson
College of Business and Economics professional program. Pass/Fail credit.
BIOL U101. Introductory Biology I (4) Fundamental principles of
biology, including the scientific method, biochemistry, cellular respiration,
photosynthesis, genetics, and cellular and molecular biology. Designed for
science majors. Three class and three laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite:
Completion of MATH U121 or higher or placement into at least MATH 126.
BIOL U102. Introductory Biology II (4) Fundamental principles of
biology, including population genetics, evolution, systematics, and the
diversity of life. Dissection of preserved specimens is required in laboratory.
Prerequisite: BIOL U101. Designed for science majors. Three class and three
laboratory hours per week.
BIOL U110. General Biology (4) Current principles of cell biology,
biochemistry, genetics, reproduction, development, and plant and animal
diversity, as well as societal concerns. Not for major credit. Three class and
three laboratory hours per week.
BIOL U143. Foundations of Human Physiology (3) Fundamental prin-ciples
in preparation for study of human anatomy and physiology, including
the scientific method, inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, and cellular biology.
Includes study skills specific to learning biological principles. Prerequisite:
completion of Anatomy & Physiology placement exam. Not for major credit.
BIOL U143L. Foundations of Human Physiology Laboratory (1) Experi-ments,
exercises, demonstrations to accompany BIOL U143. Three laboratory
hours per week. Not for major credit. Prerequisite or corequisite: BIOL U143.
BIOL U205. Introduction to Field Ornithology (3) Basic morphology,
ecology, behavior, evolution, identification, and natural history of birds
with emphasis on the major groups and species found in South Carolina.
Local and regional weekly field trips, including a weekend long trip
focused on coastal and marine species identification and their natural
history, are required. Biology U205/U305 will be offered concurrently.
Projects for students enrolled in BIOL U305 will be more in depth and the
standard for grading will be more demanding. Students may not receive
credit for both courses. Biology U205 cannot be taken for major credit.
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
BIOL U205L. Introduction to Field Ornithology Laboratory (1) Ad-ditional
hours in the application of avian field identification techniques
and in the observation of the natural history traits and characteristics of
the common and important birds of South Carolina and vicinity. Biology
U205L/U305L will be offered concurrently. Projects for students enrolled
in BIOL U305L will be more in depth and the standard for grading will be
more demanding. Students may not receive credit for both courses. BIOL
U205L cannot be taken for major credit. Pre- or Corequisite: BIOL U205 or
consent of instructor.
BIOL U206. Genetics and Society (3) Fundamentals of genetics, with an
emphasis on human genetics; relevance of recent advances and concerns in
contemporary society related to genetic technology. Not for major credit.
BIOL U210. Piedmont Natural History (1) Identification, ecology, and
natural history of plants, animals, and fungi in the South Carolina Piedmont
region. Some physical agility (e.g. hiking, walking on uneven ground) and
occasional activities in inclement weather will be required. Not available
for Biology major credit.
BIOL U220. Botany and Society (4) Fundamentals of plant biology,
including characteristics of major groups, life cycles, anatomy, development,
ecology, evolution, economic uses, and environmental serivces. Laboratory
exercises include hands-on, outdoors, and digital activites such as growing
plants, using identificaiton keys, and analyzing patterns in plant diversity.
Restricted to students in the contiguous United States, excluding CA, OR,
and WA. Three lecture and three laboratory hours per week.
BIOL U230. Medical Terminology (3) (=NURS U230) Introduction to
medically oriented terminology, including roots, prefixes, suffixes, combining
forms, and common abbreviations. Emphasis on using terminology related to
anatomy, physiology, pathology, diagnoses, medical procedures, pharmacol-ogy,
and instrumentation. Not for major credit. Prerequisite: ENGL U102.
BIOL U240. Human Biology and Society (3) Fundamentals of functional
human biology; development of a relevant knowledge of medical issues
and concerns in contemporary society such as cloning, emerging diseases,
genetic testing, cancer, emphysema, organ transplants and cardiovascular
disease. Not for major credit.
BIOL U243. Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4). Functional anatomy
and physiology of the human body, including integumentary, skeletal,
muscular, and nervous systems. Not available for biology major credit. Three
class and three laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: appropriate score on
anatomy and physiology placement test, and either high school chemistry
with a B or better or successful completion of college-level chemistry, or
BIOL U143 with a grade of C or better.
BIOL U244. Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4). Functional anatomy
and physiology of the human body, including the circulatory, immune, respi-ratory,
digestive, and reproductive systems; metabolism/nutrition; urinary
and fluid balance. Three class and three laboratory hours per week. Not
available for biology major credit. Prerequisite: BIOL U243 with a C or better.
BIOL U250. Principles of Microbiology (4). Introduction to bacteria,
viruses, and eukaryotic microbes. Emphasis on microbial growth, the human
immune system, antimicrobials, and infectious diseases. Not for major credit.
Three class and three laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: four hours
of biological science and CHEM U109 or CHEM U111 or consent of instructor.
BIOL U270. Environmental Science (3) The interrelationship of humans
and their environment emphasizing the impact of pollution on human
health. Not for major credit.
BIOL U301. Introduction to Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (4)
Basic, applied, and theoretical ecology and the foundations of evolutionary
biology. Laboratories illustrate lecture concepts and provide experience with
fundamental skills of biostatistics, hypothesis testing, and scientific writing.