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

Pre-requisites/Comments BIOL 106L

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2019 F. Bosch M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM
Fall 2019 F. Bosch M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

BIOL 106L Human Biology Lab

Pre-requisites/Comments BIOL 106

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2019 F. Bosch T 8:30AM-11:30AM
Fall 2019 F. Bosch T 1:10PM-4:10PM
Fall 2019 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

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2019 J. Steinweg T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Fall 2019 J. Ugolino T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Fall 2019 J. Ugolino T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Fall 2019 D. Poli M/W 8:00AM-9:30AM
Spring 2019 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

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2019 J. Crozier M/W/F 8:30AM-10:40AM
Fall 2019 S. Powers M/W/F 1:10PM-3:20PM
Spring 2019 J. Crozier M/W/F 8:30AM-10:40AM
Spring 2019 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

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2019 D. Jorgensen T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Fall 2019 D. Jorgensen T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Summer Early 2019 C. Lassiter
Spring 2019 C. Lassiter M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Spring 2019 M. Ramesh M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM
Spring 2019 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

Pre-requisites/Comments Take BIOL-110, 180, and 190 or BIOL-190 and CHEM-221 Take BIOL-210L

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2019 D. Poli M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM
Spring 2019 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.

Pre-requisites/Comments Take BIOL-210

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2019 J. Ugolino T 2:50PM-5:50PM
Spring 2019 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

Pre-requisites/Comments BIOL-106 OR BIOL-190 OR BIOL-210 BIOL-230L

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2019 L. Thibodeaux M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Spring 2019 L. Thibodeaux M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM
Spring 2019 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.

Pre-requisites/Comments Take BIOL-230

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2019 F. Bosch T 8:30AM-11:30AM
Spring 2019 F. Bosch T 1:10PM-4:10PM
Spring 2019 K. Elson W 2:20PM-5:20PM
Spring 2019 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

Pre-requisites/Comments Take BIOL 110 or be a declared ENVS major, 180 and 190 Take BIOL-235L

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2019 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.

Pre-requisites/Comments Take BIOL-235

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2019 J. Steinweg Th 8:30AM-11:30AM

BIOL 245 Sp Top: Parasitism

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

Pre-requisites/Comments Take BIOL 110 or be a declared ENVS major, 180 and 190

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2019 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

Pre-requisites/Comments BIOL-230 Take BIOL-260L

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2019 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.

Pre-requisites/Comments Take BIOL-260

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2019 L. Thibodeaux W 2:20PM-5:20PM
Fall 2019 L. Thibodeaux Th 1:10PM-4:10PM

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

Pre-requisites/Comments Take BIOL 110 or be a declared ENVS major, 180 and 190 Take BIOL-265L

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2019 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.

Pre-requisites/Comments Take BIOL-265

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2019 D. Poli T 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

Pre-requisites/Comments Take BIOL 110 or be a declared ENVS major, 180 and 190

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2019 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

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2019 S. Powers 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

Pre-requisites/Comments One 200-level BIOL course CHEM-112 OR CHEM-113 OR CHEM-118 INQ-240 or HNRS-240 MATH-115 Take BIOL-300L

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2019 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.

Pre-requisites/Comments Take BIOL-300

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2019 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

Pre-requisites/Comments BIOL-210 CHEM-112 OR CHEM-113 OR CHEM-118 INQ-240 OR HNRS-240 MATH-115

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2019 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.

Pre-requisites/Comments Take BIOL-305

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2019 D. Jorgensen W 2:20PM-5:20PM

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

Pre-requisites/Comments 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.

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2019 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

Pre-requisites/Comments 1 200-LEVEL BIOL COURSE CHEM-112 OR CHEM-113 OR CHEM-118 INQ-240 or HNRS-240 MATH-115 or higher.

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2019 L. Pysh M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM

BIOL 315L Genetics Lab

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

Pre-requisites/Comments Take BIOL-315

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2019 L. Pysh Th 1:10PM-4:10PM
Fall 2019 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

Pre-requisites/Comments 1 200-LEVEL BIOL COURSE CHEM-112 OR CHEM-113 OR CHEM-118 INQ-240 OR HNRS-240 MATH-115

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2019 R. Collins M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

BIOL 330L Community Ecology Lab

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2019 R. Collins Th 2:50PM-5:50PM

BIOL 345 Neurodegenerative Disease

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

Pre-requisites/Comments One 200-Level BIOL course CHEM-112 OR CHEM-113 OR CHEM-118 INQ-240 or HNRS-240 MATH-115

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2019 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

Semester Instructor Time
Summer Term 3, 2019 R. Collins
Summer Term 3, 2019 D. Poli
Spring 2019 C. Lassiter
Spring 2019 D. Jorgensen
Spring 2019 D. Jorgensen

BIOL 355 Student Research

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

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2019 J. Crozier
Spring 2019 C. Lassiter
Spring 2019 D. Poli
Spring 2019 L. Pysh
Spring 2019 J. Steinweg
Spring 2019 M. Ramesh
Spring 2019 D. Jorgensen
Spring 2019 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

Pre-requisites/Comments BIOL-315 CHEM-112 OR CHEM-113 OR CHEM-118 INQ-240 or HNRS-240 MATH-115 or higher BIOL-400L

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2019 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

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2019 L. Pysh T 2:50PM-5:50PM

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

Pre-requisites/Comments BIOL-210 CHEM-112 OR CHEM-113 OR CHEM-118 INQ-240 OR HNRS-240 MATH-115

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2019 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.

Pre-requisites/Comments Take BIOL-420

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2019 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

Pre-requisites/Comments 1 200-LEVEL BIOL COURSE

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2019 D. Poli
Summer Term 2, 2019 M. Ramesh
Summer Term 2, 2019 D. Jorgensen
Summer Term 2, 2019 R. Collins
Summer Term 3, 2019 M. Ramesh
Spring 2019 J. Steinweg
Spring 2019 C. Lassiter
Spring 2019 D. Jorgensen

BIOL 460 Senior Research

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

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2019 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

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2019 M. Ramesh
Spring 2019 L. Pysh
Spring 2019 C. Lassiter

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

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2019 D. Jorgensen

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

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2019 J. Steinweg M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM
Spring 2019 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

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2019 L. Pysh