Courses

BIOL 105 Human Biology

A general introduction to biology using the human organism as a model. The course will be taught across levels of biological organization, from biological molecules to organ systems and whole organism structure and function. Additional topics may include human development and consideration of modern views on human evolution. (1) (May not be taken for major credit by natural science majors.) 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 F. Bosch M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM
Spring 2014 F. Bosch M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Spring 2015 F. Bosch M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Spring 2016 F. Bosch M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

BIOL 105L Human Biology Lab

Pre-requisites/Comments Co-requisite:BIOL 105.

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2016 F. Bosch T 8:30AM-11:30AM
Spring 2016 F. Bosch T 1:10PM-4:10PM

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.(1) 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2015 S. Powers T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Fall 2015 L. Pysh T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM
Fall 2015 M. Petersen T 1:10PM-4:10PM

BIOL 120 Principles of Biology

An overview of biological science, focusing on the central role of genetics and its connections to the other major areas of study within biology. The first course in a two-semester introductory sequence for biology majors. (Students intending to major in biology or biochemistry should enroll in this course the Fall semester of their freshman year.) Lecture: 3hrs/wk; Laboratory: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 D. Poli M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM
Fall 2014 M. Ramesh M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Fall 2014 D. Jorgensen M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
Fall 2014 J. Walke M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM
Fall 2014 J. Walke M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

BIOL 120L Principles of Biology Lab

An overview of biological science, focusing on the central role of genetics and its connections to the other major areas of study within biology. The first course in a two-semester introductory seque nce for biology majors. (Students intending to major in biology or biochemistryshould enroll in this course the Fall semester of their freshman year.) Lecture: 3hrs/wk; Laboratory: 3hrs/wk.

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 D. Poli T 8:30AM-11:30AM
Fall 2014 M. Wise T 1:10PM-4:10PM
Fall 2014 J. Bandura W 2:20PM-5:20PM
Fall 2014 J. Petersen Th 8:30AM-11:30AM
Fall 2014 L. Taylor Th 1:10PM-4:10PM
Fall 2014 M. Wise T 6:00PM-9:00PM
Fall 2014 J. Walke W 6:00PM-9:00PM
Fall 2014 L. Taylor Th 6:00PM-9:00PM

BIOL 125 Biodiversity

An overview of ecology, evolution, and organismal diversity, focusing on the variety of organisms present on our planet and the interactions between these organisms and their environments. The second course in a two-semester introductory sequence for biology majors. (Students intending to major in biology should enroll in this course the Spring semester of their freshman year. Prospective biology majors should enroll in Biology 120 before enrolling in Biology 125.) 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments BIOL-120 or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 R. Collins M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM
Spring 2014 J. Crozier M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM
Spring 2014 S. Powers M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
Spring 2015 M. Wise M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM
Spring 2015 J. Crozier M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Spring 2015 R. Collins M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM

BIOL 125L Biodiversity Lab

An overview of ecology, evolution, and organismal diversity, focusing on the variety of organisms present on our planet and the interactions between these organisms and their environments. The second course in a two-semester introductory sequence for biology majors. (Students intending to major in biology should enroll in this course the Spring semester of their freshman year. Prospective biology majors should enroll in Biology 120 before enrolling in Biology 125.)

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 S. Powers T 8:30AM-11:30AM
Spring 2014 J. Crozier T 1:10PM-4:10PM
Spring 2014 M. Petersen W 2:20PM-5:20PM
Spring 2014 L. Taylor Th 8:30AM-11:30AM
Spring 2014 L. Taylor Th 1:10PM-4:10PM
Spring 2015 J. Petersen T 8:30AM-11:30AM
Spring 2015 J. Walke T 1:10PM-4:10PM
Spring 2015 M. Petersen W 2:20PM-5:20PM
Spring 2015 L. Taylor Th 8:30AM-11:30AM
Spring 2015 L. Taylor Th 1:10PM-4:10PM

BIOL 177 IL: It Could Happen to Us

1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
IL 2014 J. Crozier M/T/W/Th/F 10:00AM-2:00PM

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) 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments BIOL-110.

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2016 J. Crozier M/W/F 8:30AM-10:40AM
Spring 2016 V. Staff M/W/F 10:50AM-1:00PM
Spring 2016 R. Collins M/W/F 1:10PM-3:20PM

BIOL 190 Exploring the Unity of Life

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) 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments BIOL-110 or CHEM-111.

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2016 D. Jorgensen M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM
Spring 2016 C. Lassiter M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

BIOL 205 General Ecology

Ecology is the study of the distributions and abundances of organisms. The course focuses primarily on species/environment interactions, species/species interactions, community dynamics, and ecosystems function. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments BIOL-125 or ENVI-230

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 R. Collins M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM
Fall 2014 M. Petersen M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
Spring 2014 M. Petersen M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Fall 2015 M. Wise M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Fall 2015 M. Wise M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

BIOL 205L General Ecology Lab

A study of the interrelationships between organisms and the environment. Emphasis will focus on the physical and biological factors that influence ecosystem functions and the detrimental effects that occur from environment disturbances. Lecture: 3hrs/wk; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk.

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 R. Collins T 1:10PM-4:10PM
Fall 2014 M. Petersen W 2:20PM-5:20PM
Spring 2014 M. Petersen T 1:10PM-4:10PM
Fall 2015 M. Petersen Th 8:30AM-11:30AM
Fall 2015 M. Petersen Th 2:50PM-5:50PM

BIOL 210 Cell Biology

A study of the fundamental processes that occur within eukaryotic cells, focusing on the stuctures and functions of the organelles, the cell cycle, and cell signaling. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments One 200-level BIOL course or one 200-level CHEM course or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 C. Lassiter M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Spring 2014 D. Poli M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Fall 2015 D. Poli M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Spring 2015 J. Bandura M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Spring 2015 C. Lassiter M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM
Spring 2015 D. Jorgensen T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Spring 2016 J. Bandura M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Spring 2016 D. Jorgensen T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM

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.

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 D. Poli W 2:20PM-5:20PM
Spring 2014 K. Read W 6:00PM-9:00PM
Spring 2014 K. Read Th 6:00PM-9:00PM
Spring 2014 C. Lassiter Th 1:10PM-4:10PM
Fall 2015 D. Poli T 2:50PM-5:50PM
Spring 2015 C. Lassiter T 1:10PM-4:10PM
Spring 2015 D. Jorgensen W 2:20PM-5:20PM
Spring 2015 J. Bandura Th 6:00PM-9:00PM
Spring 2015 J. Bandura Th 1:10PM-4:10PM
Spring 2016 C. Lassiter T 1:10PM-4:10PM
Spring 2016 D. Poli T 6:00PM-9:00PM
Spring 2016 D. Poli 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; may not be used as one of the two upper-level biology electives for the B.S. degree or the one upper-level biology elective for the B.A. degree.) Lecture: 3hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments BIOL-105 or the equivalent or 120

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 L. Thibodeaux M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Summer Term 1, 2014 L. Thibodeaux 10:50AM-1:00PM
Fall 2015 L. Thibodeaux M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Fall 2015 L. Thibodeaux M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM

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.

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 F. Bosch T 8:30AM-11:30AM
Fall 2014 L. Thibodeaux T 1:10PM-4:10PM
Fall 2014 L. Thibodeaux W 2:20PM-5:20PM
Summer Term 1, 2014 L. Thibodeaux 1:30PM-3:40PM
Fall 2015 F. Bosch T 8:30AM-11:30AM
Fall 2015 L. Thibodeaux T 1:10PM-4:10PM
Fall 2015 V. Staff W 2:20PM-5:20PM

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. Mic robiological 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 BIOL-120 and 125 or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 J. Crozier M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Fall 2014 J. Crozier
Fall 2015 J. Crozier M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

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.

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 J. Crozier Th 1:10PM-4:10PM
Fall 2015 J. Crozier W 2:20PM-5:20PM

BIOL 245 Sp Top: Invasion Ecology

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

Pre-requisites/Comments BIOL-120 and 125

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 M. Petersen M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

BIOL 245 Sp Top: Marine Biology

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

Pre-requisites/Comments BIOL-120 and 125

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2015 D. Jorgensen M/W 5:45PM-7:15PM

BIOL 245 Sp Top: Parasitism

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

Pre-requisites/Comments BIOL-120 and 125

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2015 M. Ramesh T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

BIOL 245 Topics in Biology

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

Pre-requisites/Comments BIOL-120 and 125

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2016 M. Petersen M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

BIOL 246 Sp Top: Microbial Ecology

Study of a special topic in biology not regularly offered. This course has a required laboratory component. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments BIOL 120 and BIOL 125

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2015 J. Walke M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM

BIOL 246L Sp Top: Microbial Ecology Lab

Pre-requisites/Comments BIOL 120 and BIOL 125

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2015 J. Walke W 2:20PM-5:20PM

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.) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments BIOL-230

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Summer Term 2, 2014 L. Thibodeaux 10:50AM-1:00PM
Spring 2014 L. Thibodeaux M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Spring 2015 L. Thibodeaux M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Spring 2016 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.

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Summer Term 2, 2014 L. Thibodeaux 1:30PM-3:40PM
Spring 2014 F. Bosch T 8:30AM-11:30AM
Spring 2014 L. Thibodeaux T 1:10PM-4:10PM
Spring 2015 F. Bosch T 1:10PM-4:10PM
Spring 2015 L. Thibodeaux W 2:20PM-5:20PM
Spring 2016 L. Thibodeaux W 2:20PM-5:20PM
Spring 2016 V. Staff 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

Pre-requisites/Comments BIOL-120 and 125 or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 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 2014 S. Powers Th 1:10PM-4:10PM

BIOL 277 Tropical Marine Biology

1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
IL 2015 D. Jorgensen M/T/W/Th/F 9:00AM-4:00PM

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

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 S. Powers M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

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.

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 S. Powers Th 8:30AM-11:30AM

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

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 D. Jorgensen T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

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.

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 D. Jorgensen W 6:00PM-9:00PM

BIOL 315 Genetics

A study of the principles of Mendelian, population, and molecular genetics. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments One 200-level BIOL course and CHEM-112

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 L. Pysh M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM
Spring 2014 M. Ramesh M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM
Fall 2015 L. Pysh M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM
Fall 2015 L. Pysh M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
Spring 2015 L. Pysh

BIOL 315L Genetics Lab

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

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 M. Ramesh Th 8:30AM-11:30AM
Fall 2014 M. Ramesh Th 1:10PM-4:10PM
Fall 2014 J. Bandura Th 6:00PM-9:00PM
Spring 2014 L. Pysh Th 1:10PM-4:10PM
Spring 2014 L. Pysh Th 6:00PM-9:00PM
Fall 2015 J. Bandura Th 8:30AM-11:30AM
Fall 2015 J. Bandura Th 1:10PM-4:10PM
Fall 2015 J. Bandura T 8:30AM-11:30AM

BIOL 340 Animal Behavior

An exploration of fundamental principles and processes of animal behavior related to survival, feeding, signaling and communication, group formation, mate choice, kinship, and cooperation. We will take evolutionary and ecological approaches to understand the proximate and ultimate mechanisms controlling behavior in nonhuman animals and wil explore how behavior research is conducted. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments BIOL-125 and one 200-level BIOL course

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 R. Collins M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

BIOL 345 Special Topics: Cancer

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

Pre-requisites/Comments Department permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 J. Bandura T 2:50PM-5:50PM

BIOL 345 Sp Top: Animal-Plant Interact

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

Pre-requisites/Comments Department permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2015 M. Wise M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM

BIOL 345 Comparative Animal Physiology

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

Pre-requisites/Comments Department permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2015 D. Jorgensen T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

BIOL 345 Sp Top: Biogeography

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

Pre-requisites/Comments Department permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2015 S. Powers M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

BIOL 345 Sp Topics: Biogeography

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

Pre-requisites/Comments Department permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2015 S. Powers M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

BIOL 346 Special Topics in Biology

A study of a special topic in biology not regularly offered. This course has a required laboratory component. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments Department permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2016 M. Wise T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

BIOL 346L Special Topics in Biology Lab

A study of a special topic in biology not regularly offered. This course has a required laboratory component.

Pre-requisites/Comments Take BIOL-346

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2016 M. Wise T 1:10PM-4:10PM

BIOL 350 Student Research

Problems chosen and carried out under th e direction of a member of the departmen tal staff. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments Permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 R. Collins
Fall 2014 J. Crozier
Fall 2014 C. Lassiter
Summer Term 3, 2014 C. Lassiter
Spring 2014 M. Petersen
Spring 2014 D. Jorgensen
Spring 2015 J. Crozier
Spring 2015 D. Poli
Spring 2015 J. Bandura
Spring 2015 D. Jorgensen
Spring 2015 R. Collins
Spring 2015 D. Poli

BIOL 355 Student Research

Problems chosen and carried out under th e direction of a member of the departmen tal staff. 1/2 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments Permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 D. Poli
Fall 2014 L. Pysh
Fall 2014 M. Ramesh
Fall 2014 L. Thibodeaux
Fall 2014 C. Lassiter
Fall 2014 D. Jorgensen
Spring 2014 M. Ramesh
Spring 2014 D. Poli
Spring 2014 J. Crozier
Spring 2014 R. Collins
Spring 2014 L. Pysh
Spring 2014 C. Lassiter
Spring 2014 D. Jorgensen
Spring 2015 J. Crozier
Spring 2015 L. Pysh
Spring 2015 C. Lassiter
Spring 2015 D. Poli
Spring 2015 M. Ramesh
Spring 2015 R. Collins
Spring 2015 L. Thibodeaux
Spring 2015 D. Jorgensen
Spring 2015 L. Pysh

BIOL 370 Immunology

An overview of the field of immunology, from the molecular to organ levels. The relationships among the immune system, health, and disease will be explored. (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments BIOL-210

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2015 C. Lassiter M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

BIOL 380 Advanced Genetics

A study of the eukaryotic genome with particular reference to chromosome structure and function. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments BIOL-315

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 M. Ramesh M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Spring 2016 J. Bandura M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM

BIOL 380L Advanced Genetics Lab

A study of the eukaryotic genome with particular reference to chromosome structure and function. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory 3 hrs/wk.

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 M. Ramesh T 1:10PM-4:10PM
Spring 2016 J. Bandura Th 2:50PM-5:50PM

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

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2015 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 2015 L. Pysh T 2:50PM-5:50PM

BIOL 410 Genomics

A study of the field of genomics, inclduing structural, functional and comparative genomics. Microbial, eukaryotic and human genome projects will be covered. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments BIOL-315

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2015 M. Ramesh M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

BIOL 415 Evolution

A study of the mechanisms that give rise to biological diversity, from the molecular to the ecological. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments BIOL-315

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 D. Poli M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
Spring 2016 D. Poli M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM

BIOL 420 Developmental Biology

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 differentiation and pattern formation. Examples from vertebrate, invertebrate, and plant systems will be used. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments BIOL-210 Take BIOL-420L

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2015 C. Lassiter M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM

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 2015 C. Lassiter W 2:20PM-5:20PM

BIOL 450 Internship

Work experience in a field of profession al biology under the guidance of a membe r of the biology faculty. (May not be co unted as one of the required courses for the Biology major.) 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments One 200-level BIOL course and permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 C. Lassiter
Fall 2014 J. Crozier
Fall 2014 R. Collins
Fall 2014 M. Ramesh
Fall 2014 L. Pysh
Spring 2014 M. Ramesh
Spring 2014 R. Collins
Spring 2014 D. Poli
Spring 2015 M. Ramesh
Spring 2015 L. Pysh
Spring 2015 D. Jorgensen

BIOL 455 Seminar

A semester-long inquiry into a speciali zed topic in one of six general areas: C ell Biology, Genetics, Animal Biology, P lant Biology, Evolution, or Ecology. Usi ng the primary literature principally, s tudents will summarize the current knowl edge in an area through both oral, poste r, and written presentations. Special em phasis will be placed on analysis of the application of specific techniques and methodologies in contemporary biological investigations. Lecture: 11/2 hrs/wk. 1/2 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments Junior or senior standing

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 J. Crozier M 6:00PM-7:30PM
Spring 2014 D. Poli M 6:00PM-7:30PM
Fall 2015 D. Jorgensen T 8:30AM-10:00AM
Fall 2015 D. Jorgensen Th 8:30AM-10:00AM
Fall 2015 C. Lassiter T 8:30AM-10:00AM
Spring 2015 J. Crozier M 6:00PM-7:30PM
Spring 2015 J. Crozier T 8:30AM-10:00AM
Spring 2015 J. Crozier Th 8:30AM-10:00AM
Spring 2016 C. Lassiter T 8:30AM-10:00AM

BIOL 460 Senior Research

Problems chosen and carried out under t he direction of a member of the departme ntal faculty. (Open to BS majors with pe rmission of the Department; must be foll owed by Biology 470, Senior Thesis.) 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments Senior standing

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 J. Crozier
Fall 2014 D. Jorgensen
Fall 2014 D. Poli
Fall 2014 L. Pysh
Fall 2014 M. Ramesh
Fall 2014 C. Lassiter
Fall 2014 M. Rearick

BIOL 470 Senior Thesis

Preparation of a written summary of a se nior research project carried out under the supervision of a Department faculty member. An oral presentation will be req uired. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments Senior standing

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 L. Pysh
Spring 2014 C. Lassiter
Spring 2015 R. Collins

BIOL 477 Biol Ind St & Research

1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Summer Term 3, 2014 C. Lassiter

BIOL 477 IL:

1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Summer Term 3, 2015 C. Lassiter

BIOL 496 Honors Project

A program of independent study culminat ing in a paper, artistic creation, or pe rformance. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments Senior standing

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 R. Collins
Spring 2014 M. Ramesh
Spring 2014 C. Lassiter
Spring 2014 J. Crozier
Spring 2014 D. Jorgensen
Spring 2015 L. Pysh
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