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 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 M. Wise 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 C. Lassiter M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
B M. Ramesh M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM
C L. Pysh M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM

BIOL 210 Cell Biology

A study of the fundamental processes that occur within eukaryotic cells, focusing on the structures and functions of the organelles, the cell cycle, and cell signaling. (1) Lecture and Laboratory: 6 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • Take BIOL-110, 180, and 190 or BIOL-190 and CHEM-221 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • Take BIOL-210L Must be taken either prior to or at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A D. Poli M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM
B C. Lassiter M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM

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 either prior to or at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
1 J. Ugolino T 2:50PM-5:50PM
2 J. Ugolino W 2:20PM-5:20PM

BIOL 230 Human Anatomy & Physiology I

Structure and function of the human body at the cell and organ system levels, covering general cell structure and function, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. (This class has a strictly enforced registration restriction with preference given to declared Health and Human Performance majors. This course may not be used to satisfy the requirements for the BS or BA in Biology and does not satisfy the "200-level BIOL course" prerequisite for 300-level BIOL courses.) (1) Lecture and Laboratory: 6 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • BIOL-106 OR BIOL-190 OR BIOL-210 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • BIOL-230L Must be taken either prior to or at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A L. Thibodeaux M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
B L. Thibodeaux M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM
C L. Thibodeaux M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

BIOL 230L Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab

Structure and function of the human body at the cell and organ system levels, covering general cell structure and function, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. (This class has a strictly enforced registration restriction with preference given to declared Health and Human Performance majors; this course is an elective for Biology majors.) Lecture: 3hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk.

Requisites

  • Take BIOL-230 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
3 K. Elson W 2:20PM-5:20PM
5 F. Bosch Th 1:10PM-4:10PM

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 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.
  • Co-Requirement BIOL-265L-1

Offerings

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

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.
  • Co-Requirement BIOL-265-A

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
1 D. Poli T 1:10PM-4:10PM

BIOL 300 Aquatic Ecology

Synthesis of biological, chemical, and physical factors and processes in streams and lakes. Field work and laboratory analyses of samples collected. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • One 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.
  • Take BIOL-300L Must be taken either prior to or at the same time as this course.
  • Co-Requirement BIOL-300L-1

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A S. Powers M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

BIOL 300L Aquatic Ecology Lab

Synthesis of biological, chemical, and physical factors and processes in streams and lakes. Field work and laboratory analyses of samples collected. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk.

Requisites

  • Take BIOL-300 Must be taken either prior to or at the same time as this course.
  • Co-Requirement BIOL-300-A

Offerings

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

BIOL 305 Principles of Physiology

A study of physiological principles in animals. Particular emphasis will be placed on a consideration of how function at the cellular level is integrated through the organ system levels in a variety of vertebrate animal types, with mammals serving as an important example. Lecture: 3 hrs/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.
  • Co-Requirement BIOL-305L-1

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A D. Jorgensen T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM

BIOL 305L Principles of Physiology Lab

A study of physiological principles in animals. Particular emphasis will be placed on a consideration of how function at the cellular level is integrated through the organ system levels in a variety of vertebrate animal types, with mammals serving as an important example. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Requisites

  • Take BIOL-305 Must be taken either prior to or at the same time as this course.
  • Co-Requirement BIOL-305-A

Offerings

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

BIOL 345 Neurodegenerative Disease

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

Requisites

  • One 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 J. Ugolino M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

BIOL 350 Student Research

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

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A C. Lassiter
B D. Jorgensen
C 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 J. Crozier
B C. Lassiter
C D. Poli
D L. Pysh
F J. Steinweg
I M. Ramesh
J D. Jorgensen
K L. Pysh

BIOL 400 Molecular Biology

A detailed analysis of information flow from DNA to RNA to protein, with emphasis on both prokaryotic and eukaryotic gene regulation. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 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 or higher Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • BIOL-400L Must be taken at the same time as this course.
  • Co-Requirement BIOL-400L-1

Offerings

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

BIOL 400L Molecular Biology Lab

A detailed analysis of information flow from DNA to RNA to protein, with emphasis on both prokaryotic and eukaryotic gene regulation. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
1 L. Pysh T 2:50PM-5:50PM

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
B C. Lassiter
C D. Jorgensen

BIOL 460 Senior Research

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

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A L. Pysh

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 M. Ramesh
B L. Pysh
C C. Lassiter

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
B R. Collins T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

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
A L. Pysh