College of Professional and Liberal Studies

Biology

Courses in Biology through the College of Professional and Liberal Studies
The following courses in biology are offered through the College of Professional and Liberal Studies.  Additional courses may be added each semester; these will be noted on the College of Professional and Liberal Studies schedule and included on updates of this page.  Please note that not every course is offered every semester and that some courses do have prerequisites.  For more information, please contact Dr. Karen Snetselaar, Professor and Chair of the Biology Department.  You can contact her by e-mail at ksnetsel@sju.edu or by phone at (610) 660-1820.

Biology Department PLS Course Offerings

BIO 101  Cell Biology    4 credits
The study of the structure and function of representative prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Chemical makeup, organelle interactions, energy producing and biosynthetic reactions will be stressed. One three hour lecture per week; one three hour laboratory per week

BIO 102  Genetics   4 credits
The study of heredity and the mechanism of transmission of genetic information in biological systems. The course material is approached from the population, organismic, and biochemical perspectives. One three hour lecture per week; one three hour laboratory per week

BIO 166 The Human Environment     3 credits
A consideration of the ecological environment as it has developed since the Pleistocene Era. Demographic and population relationships will be considered in detail. An analysis will be made of food chains and other pertinent biotic phenomena. Open to all students except science majors. GER natural science selection.

BIO 160 Heredity and Evolution    3 credits
A study of human genetics at three levels: (1) Human heredity and the inheritance of disease (2) Genes and DNA and (3) Human Evolution. Includes discussion of how a cell uses its genetic information and how scientists study genes using genetic engineering techniques. Open to all students except science majors. GER natural science selection.