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Biological principles relating to organism level of complexity. Tissues, organs, and organ systems in structure and function; development; physiology; and introductory genetics. Lecture, laboratory, and discussion.

Credits:  2 - 3


Biological principles relating to population levels of organization. Topics include introduction to ecology and the biosphere, mechanisms of evolution and introductory genetics. Lecture, laboratory, and discussion.

Credits:  1 - 3


An examination of the structure and functioning of biological systems in light chemical and physical principles. Homeostatic mechanisms, neuromuscular physiology, endocrine physiology will be emphasized. Graphical and statistical analyses of laboratory experimental results will illuminate physiological systems.

Credits:  1 - 3


Kinesiology is the study of human movement with a focus on the mechanisms of movement and how the human body responds to movement and exercise. This course will provide an overview of the three major components of kinesiology: Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, and Motor Control and Development. Topics include an introduction to exercise-induced stress effects on the body and organ systems, musculoskeletal biomechanics, regulation and control of muscles by the nervous system and how these systems develop from birth to adulthood.

Credits:  3


Evolutionary, developmental and environmental bases of animal behavior. Emphasis on birds and mammals. Communication, decision-making, motivation, learning, memory, social behavior, and mating systems. See Psych 242.

Credits:  3


Effects of biological evolution on culture and cultural evolution on human societies. Use of human behavioral ecology, memetics and dual inheritance theory to understand the processes by which cultures come about and implications for modern societies. Students will work in groups to apply theories learned in this class to addressing societal problems.

Credits:  3