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Biomedical Art Courses

Genes + Evolution

Course No. BMA 214  Credits: 3.0
Prerequisite(s) Principles of Chemistry

First in a series of three courses required of the biology major. Topics include: Biological molecules with a focus on DNA and RNA; Basics of cell structure with a focus on the nucleus and chromosomes; Cell cycle, mitosis, and meiosis; Molecular genetics, viruses, and gene technology; Classical and microbial genetics; Population genetics and evolution; Diversity resulting from evolution. Cross-registration at CWRU required. Prerequisite: BMA105 (CWRU CHEM105).

Human Anatomy

Course No. BMA 346C  Credits: 3.0

Gross anatomy of the human body. Two lectures and one laboratory demonstration per week. Prerequisite: BIOL 216 or BIOL 251. Cross-registration at CWRU required.

Human Anatomy + Physiology I

Course No. BMA 116  Credits: 3.0
Prerequisite(s) Principles of Biology

This course is the first course in a two-semester sequence that covers most systems of the human body and covers homeostasis, membrane structure and function, membrane transport, tissue types, the integumentary system, neurons and nerves, the central nervous system, the peripheral nervous system, special senses (vision, hearing and equilibrium, taste, smell), and the cardiovascular system. Prerequisite: BMA114. Cross-registration at CWRU required. Offered fall.

Human Anatomy + Physiology II

Course No. BMA 117  Credits: 3.0
Prerequisite(s) Human Anatomy + Physiology I

This course is the second course in a two-semester sequence that covers most systems of the human body and covers respiratory system, endocrine system, digestive system, lymphatic system, immune system, urinary system, acid-base regulation, and reproductive systems. Prerequisite: BMA116. Cross-registration at CWRU required. Offered spring.

Human Biology in Health and Disease

Course No. BMA 106  Credits: 3.0

This is an introduction to biological principles. Topics include discussion of cell structure, cell function, and physiology of digestion, circulation, excretion, and coordination in normal and disease states. Cross-registration at CSU required. Offered spring.

Human Forms: Head, Hands, Feet

Course No. BMA 255  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Elizabeth Halasz

This course is open to all majors who are interested in learning how to visually describe the (1) Head: facial proportion/anatomy, form, construction and expression (significance of meaning and context); (2) Hands: proportion/anatomy, gestural qualities & significance of meaning and context, biomechanics of motion; (3) Feet: proportion/anatomy, biomechanics of motion, the relationship to ground and weight emphasis. This Course provides observational drawing skills in: portraiture, hands and feet in a variety of different mediums, perspectives (from orthogonal interpretation to dramatic vantage points and foreshortening.) This course is designed to benefit majors in Drawing, Painting, Illustration, Biomedical Art, Animation, Video, Game Design, and is open as an elective to all majors. Projects include assignments and exercises which incorporate the specific subjects of Heads, Hands, and Feet. The projects involve principles of realism, observational accuracy, proportion/anatomy, composition, creative context of meaning and emotion. Offered fall.

Instructional Design: Media in Motion

Course No. BMA 403  Credits: 3.0

This course serves as a platform to investigate and discover human and natural science 2D/3D animation and interactivity to educate and instruct the viewer. The student will use concepts in the body, medicine and/or natural science through the digital mediums of interactive 2D/3D and illustration. Within the course, strong conceptual skills are emphasized and developed through professional production techniques and time-based media. The foundation of the narrative process and storytelling within the scope of the body and the natural environment will be explored and critiqued. Students will gain experience of instructional design, educational information design and applied concepts of media to help audiences learn through visual communication.

Intro to Cellular + Molecular Biological Systems

Course No. BMA 251  Credits: 3.0

This course will emphasize an understanding of living organisms at the cellular level from a molecular view point. Topics to be covered will include: unity and diversity of living things, evolutionary relatedness, cells, tissues and organelles, life as a biochemical process, molecular building blocks of life, gene structure and function, uses of model organisms and molecular experimental methods. The topics to be covered are relevant to current practices in biotechnology, medicine and agriculture and these connections will be highlighted. Cross-registration at CWRU required.

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