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422 Immunology - 3 hours. An introduction to the concepts and applications of immunology. The course emphasizes the structure, function, regulation, and development of the immune system. Immunopathology is included. (3-0) Prereq: Biol 334 or consent of instructor. Sp.
- 3 hours. The glands of internal secretion,
including their structure, biochemistry, and physiology. (3-0)
Prereq: BIOL 333. CHEM 251 or CHEM 354 recommended. F
434 Macromolecules and Metabolism - 4 hours. Biological molecules, enzymology, intermediary metabolism, and regulation of biochemical processes from a functional context. The cellular and molecular basis of selected diseases and treatment are included. (4-0) Prereq: CHEM 241 or 354; BIOL334. Sp
436 Molecular Biology Techniques - 4 hours. A project-oriented laboratory course focusing on the isolation, manipulation, analysis and expression of nucleic acids using molecular biology techniques. Techniques vary among projects and typically include DNA restriction, subcloning, PCR , primer design, DNA sequence analysis, blot analysis and introductory bioinformatics. Other techniques are used when appropriate. A six hour lab is included in this course. (2-6) Prereq: BIOL382, CHEM354 or 241, or consent of instructor. On demand.
442 Histology - 4 hours. This course is an introduction to the study of vertebrate tissues and cellular structures through the critical use of the light microscope. A four hour lab is included with this course. (2-4) Prereq: BIOL 152. F
451 Advanced Ecology - 4 hours. This course will cover advanced topics in ecology as determined by the interest of the instructor. Potential topics include behavioral ecology, microbial ecology, physiological ecology, and population ecology. Laboratories will provide opportunities to collect and analyze data germane to lecture topics. A three hour lab is included with this course. (3-3) Prereq: Biol 215, or consent of instructor. F
461 Developmental Biology - 4 hours. This is an introduction to the study of morphogenesis and differentiation of tissues. Lecture and laboratory sessions will include an integration of classical, molecular, and evolutionary perspectives in the development of vertebrate embryos.. A three hour lab is included with this course. (3-3) Prereq: BIOL 334 and 382. Sp.
465 Plant Growth and Development - 4 hours. This course examines plant growth and development. Factors that affect development of the plant will be studied. The role of growth regulators, the environment, and genetics in plant growth regulation will be emphasized. The laboratory will have a string investigative component. A three hour lab is included with this course. (3-3) Prereq: BIOL 151 and 382. Alternate years.
481 Organic Evolution - 3 hours. a discussion of the science of evolution and how evolutionary theory can explain the diversity of life one art. Topics include evidence for macroevolution, the history of evolutionary thought, adaptation, population genetics, speciation, and human evolution. As a synthesis course, contemporary issues such as the role of evolution in science education and evolutionary explanation for human behavior will be framed by appropriate scientific, historical, sociological, and psychological perspectives. (3-0) Prereq: BIOL 215; Junior status in science or consent of instructor. F, Sp.
482 Molecular Biology - 3 hours. Advanced topics in gene structure, expression, regulation, maintenance, and modification. Examples selected from eukaryotic, prokaryotic, and viral systems. Topics include the mapping, analysis, and manipulation of genes; the analysis, and expression of genomes; and proteomes and molecular genetic applications in forensics, agriculture, industry and medicine. (3-0) Prereq: BIOL 382 and CHEM 241 or 354, or consent of instructor. Sp
490 Undergraduate Teaching - 1 hour. A course designed to give practical experience to biology majors in teaching a laboratory class. Duties involve preparation, and set-up prior to class and answering student questions during the laboratory session. Design and administration of laboratory tests as well as grading homework will be a component of preparation. Students will be expected to attend staff meetings as appropriate for the course assignment. Hours do not apply to the University Core Curriculum or the biology major. Prereq: Consent of Department Chair. F, Sp, Su.
491 Special Topics in
Biology - 1-4 hours.
A course for biology majors in which
special topics are considered in an individual or seminar format.
Consent of instructor required. F, Sp, Su.
492 Special Problems in
Biology - 1-3 hours.
Course consists of individual undergraduate research in an
area of common interest to student and instructor.
Permission of instructor required. F, Sp, Su.
493 Biology Colloquium - 1 hour. This course will train students with research results to communicate those results to the scientific community as professionals. The focus of the course will be on rapid communication methods used in professional conferences and meetings. Oral and poster presentation methods will be covered. The culmination of this course will be a colloquium in which student participants will present their research to the biology department and the university at large. (1-0) Prereq or Co-Req: BIOL 492.
495 Senior Seminar in Biology - 1 hour. A seminar course in selected topics of current biological interest. Consent of instructor required. On demand.
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