College of Arts and Sciences


Physiology Courses
  • PHSL-P 130 Human Biology (4 cr.) Basic concepts in human biology. Covers reproduction and development, physiological regulations, stress biology, and behavioral biology and emphasizes related social problems. (Fall, Spring, Summer)
  • PHSL-P 261 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 cr.) P: BIOL-L 100, PHSL-P 130, or the equivalent, or combined SAT of 700+. Introduction to basic structure and function of the human body, including laboratory studies in gross anatomy, histology, and physiology. Topics are cellular anatomy and physiology; body tissues, and integument and the skeletal, muscle, endocrine, and nervous systems. (Fall, Spring)
  • PHSL-P 262 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4 cr.) P: PHSL-P 261. Second semester topics are the circulatory, respiratory, urinary, digestive, and reproductive systems: fluid and electrolyte balance; and acid-base balance. (PHSL-P 261 and PHSL-P 262 cannot be used to fulfill the physiology requirement of biology majors.) (Fall, Spring, Summer I and II)
  • PHSL-P 263 Principles of Anatomy and Physiology—Special Topics (0.5-3 cr.) R: Consent of instructor. Study of selected topics in human anatomy and physiology as they relate to specific organ systems or functions. Topics vary by semester and correlate with material covered in PHSL-P 261 and PHSL-P 262. (Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer II) May be repeated with change in topic.
  • PHSL-P 416 Comparative Animal Physiology (3 cr.) P: Two college biology courses, one college mathematics course, CHEM-C 106. Lecture course. Physiological principles of the respiratory, circulatory, excretory, and related systems in a variety of invertebrate and vertebrate animals. (Occasionally)
  • PHSL-P 417 Neurobiology (3 cr.) P: An introductory biology course and Chemistry C106. Physiology of nerves and muscles including sensory receptors, peripheral and central processing of neural infrormation, coordination of motor output, and neurophysiological correlates of behavior.
  • PHSL-P 431 Human Physiology (3 cr.) P: BIOL-L 211, CHEM-C 106, or equivalent; junior or senior status. R: BIOL-L 312 This is an introductory course in human physiology designed to introduce biology majors and preprofessional students to the function of the human body. Emphasis in on how organ systems work to maintain homeostasis, a constant internal environment, in response to variable external environmental conditions. Special considerations will be given to change in physiological states in health and disease. Course may be taken as lecture only or with a laboratory component.  (even years, Spring)
  • PHSL-P 461 Comparative Physiology of Animals (4 cr.) P: One year of chemistry. R: one 300-400 level biology course. The basic mechanisms are considered whereby various organisms integrate and coordinate similar functional requirements based on phylogeny and environmental relationships. (Occasionally)

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