Courses

BIOL 110 Exploring Biology

An intergrated study of a contemporary topic that introduces prospective majors to central themes for success. Each section will focus on a different topic. Topics may vary from year to year. (BIOL 110 is the foundational course before BIOL 180 and 190, usually the Fall Semester of their first year.) (1) Lecture and Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A J. Steinweg T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

BIOL 235 General Microbiology

The morphology, taxonomy, ecology, and economic importance of representative microorganisms, with emphasis on bacteria. Human health issues such as sexually transmitted diseases and food safety, and plant health issues will be covered. Microbiological aspects of water and soil will also be examined. Emphasis in the laboratory will be placed on proper application of microbiological techniques. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • Take BIOL 110 or be a declared ENVS major, 180 and 190 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • Take BIOL-235L Must be taken either prior to or at the same time as this course.
  • Co-Requirement BIOL-235L-1

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A J. Steinweg M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

BIOL 235L Microbiology Lab

The morphology, taxonomy, ecology, and economic importance of representative mi croorganisms, with emphasis on bacteria. Human health issues such as sexually transmitted diseases and food safety, and plant health issues will be covered. Microbiological aspects of water and soil will also be examined. Emphasis in the laboratory will be placed on proper application of microbiological techniques. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory 3hrs/wk.

Requisites

  • Take BIOL-235 Must be taken either prior to or at the same time as this course.
  • Co-Requirement BIOL-235-A

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
1 J. Steinweg Th 8:30AM-11:30AM

BIOL 355 Student Research

Research conducted under the supervision of a member of the department. (1/2) 1/2 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
F J. Steinweg

BIOL 450 Internship

Work experience in a field of professional biology under the guidance of a member of the biology faculty. (May not be counted as one of the required courses for the Biology major.) 1 Unit

Requisites

  • 1 200-LEVEL BIOL COURSE Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A J. Steinweg

BIOL 480 Senior Seminar

This course will serve as a capstone experience for students pursuing the B.S., requiring them to use their mastery of the six themes and four skills that provide the foundation of the biology curriculum to complete a research-based project. Starting with the primary literature, students will develop hypotheses to test, design and execute experiments and/or observations to test hypotheses, collect and analyze data, use the results of their analyses to draw conclusions, and communicate this process in a final paper and presentation.(1)(1) Lecture and Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A J. Steinweg M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM