Courses

BIOL 106 Human Biology

An introductory course in which the concepts and course material will be taught through the windows of the human body and modern health. The course is designed to introduce students to the basic models, methods, and theories in the field of biology and will follow the levels of organization of the biological sciences from subatomic particles to cells and tissues to development and evolution. Please note that students who have completed BIOL 105 cannot earn credit for BIOL 106. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • BIOL 106L Must be taken either prior to or at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A F. Bosch M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM
B F. Bosch M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

BIOL 106L Human Biology Lab

Requisites

  • BIOL 106 Must be taken either prior to or at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
1 F. Bosch T 8:30AM-11:30AM
2 F. Bosch T 1:10PM-4:10PM
E1 J. Ugolino T 6:00PM-9:00PM

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 10:10AM-11:40AM
B J. Ugolino T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
C J. Ugolino T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
D D. Poli M/W 8:00AM-9:30AM

BIOL 180 Exploring Diversity in Biology

An investigation of three of six themes central to the field of biology (Evolution, Diversity, and Systems)that lays a foundation of knowledge and skills expected of students who pursue a major and career in biology.(1) Lecture and Laboratory: 6 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A J. Crozier M/W/F 8:30AM-10:40AM
B S. Powers M/W/F 1:10PM-3:20PM

BIOL 190 Exploring Unity in Biology

An investigation of three of six themes central to the field of biology (Information Flow, Matter and Energy Transformation, and Structure/Function Relationships) that lays a foundation of knowledge and skills expected of students who pursue a major and career in biology. (1)Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A D. Jorgensen T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
B D. Jorgensen T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

BIOL 245 Sp Top: Parasitism

Study of a special topic in biology not regularly offered. (1) Lecture and Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • Take BIOL 110 or be a declared ENVS major, 180 and 190

Offerings

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

BIOL 260 Human Anatomy & Physiology II

Structure and function of the human body at the cell and organ system levels, covering the endocrine, digestive, respiratory, circulatory, excretory, and reproductive systems. (May be used as one of the two upper-level biology electives fo r the B.S. degree or the one upper-level biology elective for the B.A. degree - see Biology core areas section.) (1) Lecture and Laboratory: 6 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • BIOL-230 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • Take BIOL-260L Must be taken either prior to or at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
B L. Thibodeaux M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

BIOL 260L Human Anat & Physiology II Lab

Structure and function of the human body at the cell and organ system levels, covering the endocrine, digestive, respiratory, circulatory, excretory, and reproductive systems. (May be used as one of the two upper-level biology electives fo r the B.S. degree see Biology core areas section.) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk.

Requisites

  • Take BIOL-260 Must be taken either prior to or at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
1 L. Thibodeaux W 2:20PM-5:20PM
3 L. Thibodeaux Th 1:10PM-4:10PM

BIOL 275 Vertebrate Biology

Identification, morphology, phylogeny, zoogeography, ecological physiology, and behavior of vertebrates. Lecture 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • Take BIOL 110 or be a declared ENVS major, 180 and 190

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A S. Powers M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM

BIOL 275L Vertebrate Biology Lab

Identification, morphology, phylogeny, zoogeography, ecological physiology, and behavior of vertebrates. Lecture 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
1 S. Powers T 1:10PM-4:10PM

BIOL 310 Comparative Animal Physiology

A comparative study of the physiology of a range of different animal types. Emphasis will be placed on how an animal's structure/function relates to where it lives in the environment and how it makes a living. (1) 1 Unit

Requisites

  • One twoo-level BIOL course, MATH 115,
  • INQ 240 and CHEM 112 or 118.
  • One 200-level BIOL course, MATH 115,
  • INQ 240 and CHEM 112 or 118.
  • One 200-level BIOL course, MATH 115,,
  • INQ 240 and CHEM 112 or 118.
  • One 200-level BIOL course, MATH 115,

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
E D. Jorgensen M/W 5:45PM-7:15PM

BIOL 315 Genetics

A study of the principles of Mendelian, population, and molecular genetics. (1) Lecture and Laboratory: 6 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

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

Offerings

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

BIOL 315L Genetics Lab

A study of the principles of Mendelian, population, and molecular genetics.

Requisites

  • Take BIOL-315 Must be taken either prior to or at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
1 L. Pysh Th 1:10PM-4:10PM
E J. Ugolino Th 6:00PM-9:00PM

BIOL 330 Community Ecology

An exploration of the causes of biological diversity in communities and how diversity and species interactions produce emergent properties that form ecosystem functions. (1) Lecture and Laboratory: 6 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • 1 200-LEVEL BIOL COURSE 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 R. Collins M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

BIOL 330L Community Ecology Lab

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
1 R. Collins Th 2:50PM-5:50PM

BIOL 350 Student Research

Research conducted under the supervison of a member of the department. (1) 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A D. Jorgensen

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
A C. Lassiter
B D. Poli
C L. Pysh
D M. Ramesh
F J. Ugolino
I D. Jorgensen
J J. Crozier
K L. Pysh

BIOL 420 Developmental Biology

An examination of embryonic development at the molecular and cellular levels. Topics will include genetic control of developmental processes,cell-cell signaling, and the molecular basis of differentiation and pattern formation. Examples from vertebrate, invertebrate, and plant systems will be used. (1) Lecture and Laboratory: 6hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • BIOL-210 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 C. Lassiter M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

BIOL 420L Developmental Biology Lab

An examination of embryonic development at the molecular and cellular levels. Topics will include genetic control of de velopmental processes, cell-cell signaling, and the molecular basis of ifferent iation and pattern formation. Examples from vertebrate, invertebrate, and plant systems will be used. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk.

Requisites

  • Take BIOL-420 Must be taken either prior to or at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
1 C. Lassiter W 2:20PM-5:20PM

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
B M. Ramesh

BIOL 460 Senior Research

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

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A C. Lassiter
B D. Poli
C L. Pysh
D J. Crozier
F D. Jorgensen
I R. Collins
J D. Jorgensen

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
A L. Pysh

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. Jorgensen