Biology (BIOL)

Classes

BIOL 100 : Human Biology

This general science course emphasizes basic science concepts by studying human anatomy and physiology. The course introduces students to the structure and function of cells, tissues, organs, and systems of the human body. This course includes a study of the disease process and recent scientific advances.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

Qualified for ENG 100.

Corequisites

Designations

Diversification: Biological Sciences — DB
Graduation Requirement: Health and Wellness (Cognitive Health/Physical Health) — CH/PH

Semester Offered

Spring

BIOL 100L : Human Biology Lab

This lab course complements the human biology lecture with an emphasis on basic science concepts using the gross and microscopic anatomy and physiology of the ten systems of the human body.

credits

1

Class Hours

3 lab

Prerequisites

Qualified for ENG 100.

Corequisites

Designations

Diversification: Lab (Science) — DY

BIOL 110V : Projects in Biology

This class offers the opportunity to use equipment, techniques, or materials not ordinarily used in regular biology courses. The student will be actively involved with developing procedures, making adaptations, and constructing an apparatus used in the course. This class is project based and directed studies.

credits

1 - 2

Class Hours

Meetings arranged

Prerequisites

"B" or higher in BIOL 171, BOT 101, BOT 130, MICR 130, and SCI 121. Approval of instructor.

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring, Summer

BIOL 123 : Introduction to Science: Hawaiian Environment

This general biology survey course will emphasize the interaction of science with society illustrated by topics in geology, meteorology, oceanography, and biology of the Hawaiian Islands.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

Qualified for ENG 100.

Corequisites

Designations

Diversification: Biological Sciences — DB

Semester Offered

Spring

BIOL 123L : Hawaiian Environment Science Laboratory

This one credit, three-hour laboratory complements BIOL 123 lecture which needs to be taken concurrently.

Subject matter illustrates topics and methods in science using examples from Hawaiian Natural History.

credits

1

Class Hours

3 lab

Corequisites

Designations

Diversification: Lab (Science) — DY

Semester Offered

Spring

BIOL 171 : Introduction to Biology I

This course covers introductory biology with a marine emphasis for all life science majors including cell structure, chemistry, growth, reproduction, genetics, evolution, viruses, bacteria, and simple eukaryotes. It is taught with a molecular and cellular focus.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Corequisites

BIOL 171L and either CHEM 151 or CHEM 161

Designations

Diversification: Biological Sciences — DB

Semester Offered

Fall

BIOL 171L : Introduction to Biology Laboratory I

The laboratory complements BIOL 171 and must be taken concurrently with the lecture. It is intended to provide laboratory experiences that focus on organic molecules, cell structure, cell functions, and genetics.

credits

1

Class Hours

3 lab

Corequisites

BIOL 171 and CHEM 151 (or CHEM 161)

Designations

Diversification: Lab (Science) — DY

Semester Offered

Fall

BIOL 172 : Introduction to Biology II

BIOL/MARE 172 is a continuation of BIOL/MARE 171 emphasizing anatomy, physiology, and systematic of plants and animals to include behavior, ecosystems, populations, and communities.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

“C” or higher in BIOL 171 and BIOL 171L.

Corequisites

Designations

Diversification: Biological Sciences — DB

Semester Offered

Spring

BIOL 172L : Introduction to Biology Laboratory II

This laboratory complements the BIOL 172 lecture and must be taken concurrently with the lecture. It is intended to provide laboratory experiences that focus on a systemic study of the anatomy and physiology of plants and animals, and how they interact in populations, ecosystems, and communities.

credits

1

Class Hours

3 lab

Corequisites

Designations

Diversification: Lab (Science) — DY

Semester Offered

Spring

BIOL 208 : Field Biology: Island Ecosystems

Oceanic island communities in the Pacific, such as Hawai‘i, offer a unique and exciting environmental setting for a hands-on experiential field biology course. This course will provide students with an opportunity to perform standardized tests and field research techniques to collect current data on specific island ecosystems. Students will learn to analyze the data and relate the information they have acquired to the diversity and health of the ecosystem, gaining a greater understanding and appreciation of the changing and fragile nature of island communities.

credits

3

Class Hours

2 lecture and 3 lab

Prerequisites

Qualified for ENG 100 and MATH 103. Ability to do moderate hiking and outdoor activity.

Designations

Diversification: Biological Sciences — DB

Semester Offered

Summer