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BIOS 3500: Human Physiology

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.

 

 

BIOS 6130: Animal Physiology

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 instructor.

 

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 Sciences majors.