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111

BIOL 111. Controversies in Biology. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3,Other:1
Introduction for the non-science major. Background on molecules, cells, and genetics. Required recitation will include discussions about current advances and controversies in biology. Not for pre-health students. Will not count toward the biology major. Students who take BIOL 111 may not take BIOL 121.

121

BIOL 121. Biology for Non-majors. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3,Other:3; May require dissection or live animal experimentation
Introductory course primarily for the non-biology major. Focuses on life at the cellular and biochemical levels, genetics, and biotechnology. This course is not appropriate preparation for the majority of pre-health graduate programs. Please consult with the Pre-health Adviser for more information.

122

BIOL 122. Biology for Non-majors. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3,Other:3; May require dissection or live animal experimentation
Introductory course primarily for the non-biology major. Topics covered include principles of ecology, evolution, animal diversity, behavior, and structure, and function. It is not necessary to take BIOL 121 prior to taking BIOL 122. This course is not appropriate preparation for the majority of pre-health graduate programs. Please consult with the Pre-health Adviser for more information.

130

BIOL 130. Health and Disease. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
A biology course, for non-majors only, that explores the basic biological principles underlying normal health and the most common diseases of humans.

137

BIOL 137. Biology of Aging and Longevity. 1 Credit.

Offered Summer Session Only; Lecture hours:6
This course will explore questions in the biology of aging from a physiological, genetic, and evolutionary framework.

150

BIOL 150. Plants, People, and the Environment. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternating Fall Semester; Lecture hours:3
The diversity and evolution of plants, fungi, and related organisms with special emphasis on flowering plants; their importance for food, fiber, medicine, and psychoactive compounds; origins of agriculture; domestication of plants; and the role of plants in the environment.

1NT

BIOL 1NT. Biology Non-traditional Study. .5-2 Credits.

Offered Fall, Spring, Summer; Lecture hours:Varies
Nontraditional study in Biology. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

205

BIOL 205. Introduction to Molecules and Cells. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3,Other:4
An introductory course which focuses on the molecular biology of cells. Basic biochemical processes, cellular and subcellular structure and function are emphasized. First core course.

206

BIOL 206. Organismal Biology. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3,Other:4; May require dissection or live animal experimentation
An introductory course for biology majors emphasizing organisms as dynamic systems by integrating structure with function. Laboratories introduces scientific method and collaborative learning. Second core course. BIOL 205 is strongly recommended as a prerequisite.

207

BIOL 207. Genetics. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3,Other:1
A comprehensive survey of genetic mechanisms and methodologies, including classical genetics, recombinational analysis in bacteria, fungi, and higher eukaryotes, molecular genetics and populational and quantitative genetics. Third core course. Prerequisite: BIOL 205.

208

BIOL 208. Principles of Ecology and Evolution. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3,Other:3
Introduction to systematic biology, evolutionary theory, physiological ecology, behavioral ecology, population and community ecology, and ecosystem structure and function. Fourth core course. BIOL 206 and BIOL 207 strongly recommended as prerequisites.

220

BIOL 220. Human Anatomy. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3,Other:3; May require dissection or live animal experimentation
A course that focuses on the anatomy of and relationship between human muscles, bones, and organs. Lab involves dissection, with the cat as the primary specimen. Does not count towards the biology major. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

221

BIOL 221. Human Physiology. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3,Other:3
A course that focuses on the functions of and interactions between human organ systems. Does not count towards the biology major. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

231

BIOL 231. Phage Hunters - Part I. .5 Credits.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:Varies,Other:4
Students in this investigative laboratory course will isolate viruses that infect bacteria (bacteriophages) from soil samples and characterize the genome using molecular genetics techniques. Prerequisite: BIOL 205 and permission of the instructor. Corequisite: BIOL 207.

232

BIOL 232. Phage Hunters - Part II. .5 Credits.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:Varies,Other:4
Continuation of BIOL 231. Students will learn the theory and application of bioinformatics and genomics to analyze the genome sequence of a bacteriophage isolated from soil samples. Prerequisites: BIOL 231 and permission of the instructor.

235

BIOL 235. Introduction to Microbiology. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternating Summers; Lecture hours:6,Other:6
An introduction to microbiology for non-science majors. Course will focus on the interaction between humans and microbes, not limited to disease.

245

BIOL 245. Tropical Marine Biology. 1 Credit.

Offered Summer Session Only; Lecture hours:10,Other:18
A field course in marine biology of coral reefs in the Virgin Islands for non-science majors. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

266

BIOL 266. Animal Behavior. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
A survey of important theories, issues, and empirical techniques in the interdisciplinary field of animal behavior emphasizing both proximate and ultimate mechanisms and explanations for behavior. Crosslisted as ANBE 266 and PSYC 266.

302

BIOL 302. Microbiology. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3,Other:4
Ultra-structure, behavior, metabolism, molecular biology, and development of micro-organisms. Roles in disease and food production. Laboratory will emphasize cultivation and identification. Prerequisites: BIOL 205 and BIOL 207, and permission of the instructor.

304

BIOL 304. Biology of Cancer. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
The study of the molecular and cellular mechanisms that create cancer. Prerequisites: BIOL 205, BIOL 207, and permission of the instructor.

309

BIOL 309. Wildlife and Emerging Diseases. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternating Fall Semester; Lecture hours:3
Biology of wildlife diseases, especially zoonoses (infections that jump to humans). Course will integrate popular and scientific sources. Prerequisites: BIOL 206 and permission of the instructor.

312

BIOL 312. Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3,Other:3; May require dissection or live animal experimentation
Gross morphology with emphasis on functional and evolutionary modifications of animal structure. Gross dissection and techniques used in morphology. Prerequisites: BIOL 122 or BIOL 206 and permission of the instructor.

313

BIOL 313. Mammalogy. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternating Fall Semester; Lecture hours:3,Other:3; May require dissection or live animal experimentation
Biology of mammals, including evolution, classification, biodiversity, behavior, anatomy, physiology, ecology, and conservation. Lab will include specimen identification, preparation, and field studies. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

314

BIOL 314. Amphibian Biology and Conservation. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3,Other:3
The biology of amphibians, including classification, physiology, reproduction, ecology, evolution, and conservation. Laboratory section will include identification of amphibians and field work to identify conservation issues surrounding local amphibian populations. Prerequisites: BIOL 206, BIOL 208 and permission of the instructor. Crosslisted as ANBE 314.

316

BIOL 316. Plant Growth and Development. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternating Fall Semester; Lecture hours:3,Other:3
The physiological and molecular bases of growth and development at the organ, tissue, and cellular levels. Effects of environmental stimuli and hormones on gene expression and the resultant changes at higher levels of organization. Prerequisite: BIOL 205, BIOL 206, and permission of the instructor.

318

BIOL 318. Principles of Physiology. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3,Other:3
Emphasizes the breadth of physiology and explores physiological principles of animals from a cellular, organismal, medical, and ecological framework. Laboratory focuses on experimental design and independent research. Prerequisites: BIOL 205, BIOL 206 and permission of the instructor.

319

BIOL 319. Seminar. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:Varies,Other:3; Repeatable
Topics vary.

320

BIOL 320. Seminar. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:Varies,Other:3; Repeatable
Topics vary.

321

BIOL 321. Behavioral Ecology. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
The consideration of behavioral adaptations to various ecological situations. Topics include habitat choice, foraging behavior, defenses against predation, mate choice, and brood care. Prerequisites: BIOL 208 and permission of the instructor.

322

BIOL 322. Physiological Mechanisms. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternating Spring Semester; Lecture hours:3
Integration of cell and organ physiology; emphasis on protein, ion transport, nerve and muscle physiology, cardiovascular, renal, and respiratory systems. Prerequisites: BIOL 205 and permission of the instructor.

323

BIOL 323. Mammalian Histology. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3,Other:3
A detailed study of the microscopic architecture and associated physiology of mammalian cells, tissues and organ systems. Prerequisites: BIOL 205 and BIOL 206 and permission of the instructor.

324

BIOL 324. Neurophysiology. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
A study of neural signaling via stimulus-response, with an emphasis on cellular integration. Sensory-motor as well as more complex brain systems will be explored. Prerequisites: BIOL 205 and BIOL 206 or NEUR 100 and permission of the instructor.

326

BIOL 326. Cytogenetics. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3,Other:3
Study of chromosome structure, organization, aberrations, and behavior. Multiple eukaryotic systems will be considered with links to human disease. Perquisites: BIOL 205 and BIOL 207 and permission of the instructor.

327

BIOL 327. Molecular Biology. 1 Credit.

Offered Both Fall and Spring,Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3,Other:3
Synthesis of DNA, RNA, and protein, and the regulation of these processes in both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells; laboratory experience in the manipulation and analysis of genes. Prerequisites: BIOL 205 and BIOL 207 and permission of the instructor.

328

BIOL 328. Endocrinology. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3,Other:2
Regulation and function of hormones and their receptors from molecular to organismal levels. Role of hormones in development, physiology, and behavior; endocrine disease. Prerequisites: BIOL 205 and BIOL 206 and permission of the instructor.

330

BIOL 330. Plant Systematics. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3,Other:4
Exploration of the diversity of plant life on Earth through lectures, labs, and field trips; includes biogeography, natural history, evolutionary relationships, ethnobotanical uses, and identification. Prerequisite: BIOL 206 or permission of the instructor.

331

BIOL 331. Functional Genomics. 1 Credit.

Offered Occasionally; Lecture hours:3,Other:2
A computer research-based course in which students study the structure, content, expression and evolution of genomes. Prerequisites: BIOL 207 and permission of the instructor.

332

BIOL 332. Developmental Neurobiology. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3,Other:1
Primary literature-based senior seminar on topics in developmental neurobiology. Prerequisites: BIOL 205, BIOL 207, and either BIOL 206 or NEUR 100, junior or senior status, and permission of the instructor. Crosslisted as NEUR 332.

334

BIOL 334. Limnology. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3,Other:3
The physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of fresh-water communities are studied. Prerequisites: BIOL 208 and permission of the instructor.

336

BIOL 336. Anatomy and Microscopy of Plants. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3,Other:3
Introduction to the internal structure of plants, including subcellular anatomy, plant cell types, tissue types, and the diversity of these types across the plant kingdom. Significant experience with multiple forms of microscopy involved. Prerequisites: BIOL 205 and BIOL 206 and permission of the instructor.

337

BIOL 337. Biology of Aging. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
This course will explore questions in the biology of aging from a physiological, genetic, and evolutionary framework, with an emphasis on critical reading of primary literature. Prerequisites: BIOL 206 or NEUR 100 and permission of the instructor.

339

BIOL 339. Developmental Biology. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3,Other:3; May require dissection or live animal experimentation
This course provides an introduction to early animal development with emphasis on the molecular, cellular and genetic mechanisms that drive the formation of the embryo. Prerequisites: BIOL 205 and BIOL 206 or NEUR 100 and permission of the instructor.

340

BIOL 340. Biochemical Methods. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:2,Other:6
A course in laboratory techniques including cell fractionation and analysis of proteins and nucleic acids. Spectrophotometry, chromatography, centrifugation, electrophoresis, and methods of molecular cloning are emphasized. Prerequisites: BIOL 205 and CHEM 351 and permission of the instructor. Crosslisted as CHEM 358.

341

BIOL 341. Organic Evolution. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternating Spring Semester; Lecture hours:3,Other:3
The principles and mechanisms of evolution in plants and animals, covering population phenomena, speciation, life history strategies, adaptation, systematics, and biogeography. Prerequisites: BIOL 208 and permission of the instructor. Crosslisted as ANBE 341.

342

BIOL 342. Neuroethology. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
A course that integrates neurobiology and behavior in natural contexts. Emphasis on signal detection, recognition, discrimination, localization, orientation, and the control of complex acts. Neuronal and hormonal mechanisms, ontogeny and evolution of behavior will be considered. Prerequisites: BIOL 206 or NEUR 100 and BIOL 208 and permission of the instructor. Crosslisted as ANBE 342.

347

BIOL 347. Virology. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3,Other:2
The study of virus structure, genome organization, replication and host-interactions. Emphasis will be on animal and bacterial viruses. Prerequisites: BIOL 205, BIOL 207, and permission of the instructor.

348

BIOL 348. Immunology. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3,Other:3; May require dissection or live animal experimentation
Development and function of the immune system in animals. The immune response in health and disease. Techniques in immunology. Prerequisites: BIOL 205 and BIOL 206 or NEUR 100 and permission of the instructor.

351

BIOL 351. Field Botany. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3,Other:1
Outdoor field experience in plant diversity and ecology. Excursions to natural areas focused on identification, community dynamics, and ecological interactions/adaptations. Prerequisites: BIOL 208 and permission of the instructor.

352

BIOL 352. Cell Biology. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3,Other:3
Covers biomembranes, cell growth patterns, cell signaling, the cytoskeleton, cell organelles, and microscopic techniques. Laboratory includes experience with cell culture. Prerequisites: BIOL 205 and permission of the instructor.

353

BIOL 353. Ecosystem Ecology. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternate Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3,Other:1
Interactions between organisms and physical and chemical environment including nutrient cycling and energy flow, biogeochemistry, and temporal and spatial dynamics of ecosystems. Prerequisites: BIOL 208, junior or senior status, and permission of the instructor.

354

BIOL 354. Tropical Ecology. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Introduction to tropical ecology including life history strategies of vertebrates and invertebrates, biodiversity management and conservation. Emphasis on class and individual projects, data collection, and journal keeping. Prerequisites: BIOL 208 and permission of the instructor. Crosslisted as ANBE 354.

355

BIOL 355. Social Insects. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3,Other:2
Evolution and genetics of social behavior, caste, communication in foraging and colony defense, queen and worker control over reproduction, social homeostasis and population dynamics. Occasionally may be taught as a laboratory science. Prerequisites: BIOL 208 and permission of the instructor. Crosslisted as ANBE 355. Juniors and seniors only.

357

BIOL 357. Ornithology. 1 Credit.

Offered Occasionally; Lecture hours:3,Other:3
The biology of birds, including evolution, behavior, anatomy, physiology, ecology, and conservation; lab trips focus on identification of birds in the field. Prerequisites: BIOL 206, BIOL 208 and permission of the instructor. Crosslisted as ANBE 357.

358

BIOL 358. Invertebrate Zoology. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternating Fall Semester; Lecture hours:3,Other:3
A survey of the invertebrate phyla covering phylogenetic relationships, functional morphology, ecology, life histories, symbiosis, ontogeny, and behavior. Includes hands-on study of organisms in lab and field. Prerequisites: BIOL 206, BIOL 208, and permission of the instructor.

359

BIOL 359. General Entomology. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternating Fall Semester; Lecture hours:3,Other:3
The biology of insects and their kin: anatomy, physiology, ecology, behavior, development, evolution, systematics, and diversity. Prerequisites: BIOL 206, BIOL 208, and permission of the instructor.

361

BIOL 361. Systematic Biology. 1 Credit.

Offered Occasionally; Lecture hours:3
Seminar in systematics, the study of the classification, diversity, and evolutionary relationships of all life. Emphasis placed on molecular data and the importance of systematics to all fields of biology. Prerequisites: BIOL 207, BIOL 208 and permission of the instructor.

365

BIOL 365. Introduction to Microscopy. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3,Other:3
This course is designed as an overview of light and electron microscopy, with emphasis placed on the use of instrumentation. Prerequisites: BIOL 352 and permission of the instructor.

370

BIOL 370. Primate Behavior and Ecology. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3,Other:3; May require dissection or live animal experimentation
Introduction to research on prosimians, monkeys, and apes including diversity, social evolution, sexual selection, reproduction, social behavior, and cognitive abilities. Prerequisites: BIOL 122 or BIOL 208 or BIOL 266 and permission of the instructor. Crosslisted as ANBE 370 and PSYC 370.

399

BIOL 399. Undergraduate Research. .5-2 Credits.

Offered Fall, Spring or Summer; Lecture hours:Varies,Other:Varies; Repeatable; May require dissection or live animal experimentation
Undergraduate research. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

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