Semester Courses

1101 || 1102 || 1105 || 1110 || 1113 || 1113H || 1114 || 1114H || 1131 || 1141

2200 || 3401 || 4798 || 4191 || 4193 || 4194 || 4797 || 4998 || 4999H || 5001 || 5880

1101

Introductory Biology

4 units

Course description.  Basic principles of biology; topics include the nature of science, organismal diversity, evolution, ecology, genetics, reproduction, and cellular structure and function. Not intended for students majoring in one of the biological sciences.  Lecture, Lab. 

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Biology 101, 1113 (113), 1113H, Entomolgy 1101 (Entomol 101), or PlntBio 1101 (101). This course is available for EM credit. GE nat sci bio course.

Text: A common textbook is used in the majority of 1101 courses (purchase required only at discretion of instructor).  Phelan, Jay. What is Life? (2nd edition). ISBN: 978-1-4641-0725-2

Advanced Placement Program, College Level Examination Program, EM test administered by the Office of Testing, GE Natural Science: Biological Science


1102

Human Biology

4 units

Course description.  Exploration of human biology; topics include structure and physiological function, reproduction and development, genetics and disease, ecology, and evolution. Not intended for students majoring in one of the biological sciences.  Lecture, Recitation.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Biology 102. This course is available for EM credit. GE nat sci bio course.

Text: A common textbook is used in the majority of 1102 courses (purchase required only at discretion of instructor). Johnson. Human Biology: Concepts and Current Issues - The Ohio State Univ. ISBN: 9781323510803

EM test administered by the Office of Testing, GE Natural Science: Biological Science


1105

Human Biology in Cinema

3 units

Course Description. Human Biology in Cinema will show that mainstream films with a core biological theme can be entertaining AND educational and that having some basic biological insights will enhance your comprehension and appreciation of these films. Lectures and discussions will cover basic principles in biology that will help elucidate the content of each film. 

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 1102 (102). GE Natural Science: Biological Science.

Text: The recommended text, used as a reference is Campbell Essential Biology with Physiology (4th Edition), by Simon Dickey, and Reece.  ISBN: 0321772601.


1110

Biology for the Health Sciences

4 units



Course Description.  A survey of biological topics including evolution; structure and function; information flow, exchange and storage; pathways and transformations of energy and matter; and systems intended as preparation for Pre-Nursing and Pre-HRS students. Not intended for students on a Pre-Medicine or related track, or for students intending to major in biology or related areas. 

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 1101 (101), 1102 (102), 1113 (113), or 1114 (114).  This course is available for EM credit. GE Natural Science: Biological Science

Text:  A common textbook used is Biology: Concepts and Investigations (4th edition), Hoefnagels, Marielle.  


1113

Biological Sciences: Energy Transfer and Development

4 units

Course description.  Exploration of biology and biological principles; evolution and the origin of life, cellular structure and function, bioenergetics, and genetics. A broad introduction to biology comprises both Biology 1113 and 1114. Lecture, Lab.

Prereq: Chem 1110, 1210, 1610, or 1910H (or concur); Math 1148. Pre/Co-req exceptions made only in cases where chem course credit has not transferred, with supporting documents. Not open to students with credit for 113. This course is available for EM credit. GE nat sci bio course. NS Admis Cond course.

Advanced Placement Program, EM test administered by the Office of Testing, GE Natural Science: Biological Science


1113H

Biological Sciences: Energy Transfer and Development

4 units

Course description. Exploration of biology and biological principles; evolution and the origin of life, cellular structure and function, bioenergetics, and genetics. A broad introduction to biology comprises both Biology 1113H and 1114H. Lecture, Lab.

Prereq: Honors standing. Not open to students with credit for 115 or 115H. GE Natural Science: Biological Science. NS Admis Cond course.


1114

Biological Sciences: Form, Function, Diversity, and Ecology

4 units

Course description.; Exploration of biology and biological principles; evolution and speciation, diversity in structure, function, behavior, and ecology among prokaryotes and eukaryotes. A broad introduction to biology comprises both Biology 1113 and 1114.; Lecture, Lab.

Prereq: Chem 1110, 1210, 1610, or 1910H (or concur). Pre/Co-req exceptions made only in cases where Chem course credit has not transferred, with supporting documents. Not open to students with credit for 114. This course is available for EM credit. GE nat sci bio course. NS Admis Cond course.

Advanced Placement Program, EM test administered by the Office of Testing, GE Natural Science: Biological Science


1114H

Biological Sciences: Form, Function, Diversity, and Ecology

4 units

Course description. Exploration of biology and biological principles; evolution and speciation, diversity in structure, function, behavior, and ecology among prokaryotes and eukaryotes. A broad introduction to biology comprises both Biology 1113H and 1114H. Lecture, Lab.

Prereq: Honors standing. Not open to students with credit for 116 or 116H. GE Natural Science: Biological Science. NS Admis Cond course.


1131 

Peer Led Team Learning for Biology 1113 Students

1 unit

Course Description. Peer-led team learning (PLTL) provides a structure within which students will actively work together in groups to complete a series of activities and deepen their understanding of concepts associated with Biology 1113. A peer leader will work with the group on challenging and relevant activities to prepare biology students to apply scientific reasoning to authentic problems.

Concur: Biology 1113. This course is graded S/U.


1141 

Peer Led Team Learning for Biology 1114 Students

1 unit

Peer-led team learning (PLTL) provides a structure within which students will actively work together in groups to complete a series of activities and deepen their understanding of concepts associated with Biology 1114. A peer leader will work with the group on challenging and relevant activities to prepare biology students to apply scientific reasoning to authentic problems.

Concur: 1114. This course is graded S/U.


2200

Genome Biology

1 unit

Course description. DNA sequencing and analysis of bacteriophage genomes. Special emphasis on mycobacteriophage as part of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute National Genomics Research Initiative. Lab.

Prereq: 1113 (with participation in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute National Genomics Research Initiative), or permission of instructor. Cross-listed in Micrbio.


3401

Integrated Biology

4 units

Course description. A case studies approach is used to gain a better understanding of biological concepts and principles. This course is designed for biology majors. Lecture, Recitation.

Prereq: 1113 (113) and 1114 (114), and Chem 1220 (123), and Math 1150 (150), and permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 401.


4798

Biological Roots in England

2 units

Course description. A short-term study abroad course examining the history of biology in England. Lecture.

Prereq: 6 cr hrs taken in Biological Sciences. Not open to students with credit for 500.


4191

Internship in Biology

1-5 units

Course description. A cooperative education or internship assignment conducted under the supervision of a faculty member. Independent Study.

Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 8 cr hrs or 8 completions. This course is graded S/U.


4193

Individual Studies

1-5 units

Course description. A program of individual study in the biological sciences appropriate for the student's needs. Independent Study.

Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 cr hrs or 12 completions. This course is graded S/U.


4194

Group Studies

2-4 units

Course description. Group studies of topics not otherwise offered in Biology. Lecture.
Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 15 cr hrs or 7 completions.


4797

Study at a Foreign Institution

1-15 units

Course description.An opportunity for students to study at a foreign institution and receive Ohio State credit for that work. Independent Study.

Prereq: Permission of advisor. Repeatable to a maximum of 30 cr hrs or 8 completions. GE Education Abroad.


4998

Research

1-5 units

Course description. Undergraduate research in biology. Independent Study.

Prereq: Permission of advisor. Repeatable to a maximum of 30 cr hrs or 8 completions. This course is graded S/U.


4999H

Honors Thesis Research

1-5 units

Course description. A program of individual research in the biological sciences appropriate for the student's needs and culminating in an honors thesis and oral examination. Independent Study.

Prereq: Honors standing, and 1113 (113) or 1114 (114), and permission of advisor. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 cr hrs or 8 completions. This course is graded S/U.


5001

Topics in Biology Teaching

1 unit

Course description. Students actively participate in workshops and other activities, including the development of new instructional materials and SOTL projects, that enhance their preparedness for college teaching. Repeatable to a maximum of 15 cr hrs. This course is graded S/U.


5880

Interdepartmental Seminar

1-4 units

Course description. Two or more departments or colleges may collaborate in presenting seminars in subjects of mutual interest; topics to be announced.

Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 8 cr hrs or 8 completions. This course is graded S/U.

0