BIOS 3500: Human
An introduction to the functions and interrelationships of the human
body organ systems with a description of various physiological
malfunctions. The laboratory provides experience with some
types of clinical measurements, laboratory instrumentation, data
organization and scientific writing. This course is approved
as a writing-intensive course and fulfills the baccalaureate-level
writing requirement of the student's curriculum.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, BIOS 250 and CHEM
370 and 371. Human Anatomy, BIOS 211, is recommended.
FYE 2100: First Year Experience Seminar
Designed for first-year students, the First-Year Experience Seminar
offers students the opportunity to work in partnership with both a
faculty facilitator and an upper class student leader. The Seminar
is a two-credit hour course that meets regularly during the entire
fall semester. The concept of the course is focused on several areas
which include: 1) Supporting and assisting students during the
adjustment and transitional phase into WMU; 2) Helping students
develop an understanding of the academic rigor and expectations
required of all WMU students across all colleges and departments; 3)
Assisting students in making meaningful, supportive connections with
faculty, staff and their peers; and 4) Assisting students in
developing a strong foundation that results in academic and social
engagement, and lead toward persistence and graduation.
This graduate level class examines current concepts and molecular
details of modern systems physiology through lecture, readings from
current literature, discussion and student presentations.
Emphasis will be placed on understanding the mechanisms used by the
organ systems of animals to maintain homeostasis.
Prerequisites: A course in physiology or consent of the
BIOS 5595: Biology of Sensory Systems
This course provides an introduction, discussion and analysis of the
anatomy, physiology, molecular biology and disease states of
developed sensory systems identified in the human body and other
animals. Recent sensory systems articles will be utilized to learn
about the most recent research being conducted in each sensory
system. Students will also learn to critique these articles,
and strengthen student's scientific reading skills, scientific
writing skills and presentation skills. This course is approved to
cover the capstone requirement for the Biology and Biomedical