Courses

BIOL 210L Cell Biology Lab

A study of the fundamental processes that occur within eukaryotic cells, focusing on the structures and functions of the organelles, the cell cycles, and cell signaling.

Requisites

  • Take BIOL-210 Must be taken at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
1 D. Poli W 2:20PM-5:20PM

BIOL 265 Plant Diversity

The evolutionary relationships, life histories, and field studies of bryophytes, fern and their relatives, and vascular plants. Field trips to appreciate botanical history, farming impacts, and plant development are included. (1) 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-265L Must be taken either prior to or at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
X D. Poli

BIOL 265L Plant Diversity Lab

The evolutionary relationships, life histories, and field studies of bryophytes, fern and their relatives, and vascular plants. Field trips to appreciate botanical history, farming impacts, and plant development are included. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk.

Requisites

  • Take BIOL-265 Must be taken either prior to or at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
X D. Poli

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 D. Poli

BIOL 415 Evolution

A study of the mechanisms that give rise to biological diversity, from the molecular to the ecological. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • BIOL-315 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • CHEM-112 OR CHEM-113 OR CHEM-118 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • INQ-240 OR HNRS-240 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • MATH-115 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

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

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 D. Poli

BIOL 470 Senior Thesis

Preparation of a written summary of a senior research project carried out under the supervision of a Department faculty member. An oral presentation will be required. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
B D. Poli

BIOL 480 Capstone Research Experience

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 D. Poli M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

BIOL 496 Honors Project

A program of independent study culminating in a paper, artistic creation, or performance. An oral presentation is required. (1) 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
D D. Poli

HNRS 112 Portfolio Seminar I

A two-semester sequence that connects students to the campus and community through an exploration of cultural, intellectual, and service activities as well as academic and personal goals. Includes initial development of the Honors Portfolio. Pass/Fail (1/4) 1/4 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A D. Poli M 2:20PM-3:20PM

ROA 205 Research Experience

A supervised research experience typically outside a student's major or multiple disciplinary in content. 1/2 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
P1 D. Poli