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BI:105
Course Credits: 3

An introductory course designed for NON-SCIENCE majors to fulfill the General Education Requirement in Science or as an elective. Topics addressed include cell structure and function, genetics (...

BI:106
Course Credits: 1

One three-hour laboratory period weekly, which investigates the topics covered in the lecture.

BI:110
Course Credits: 3

An introductory course for biology majors. The topics covered include evolution, a survey of the taxonomic and phylogenetic organization of life with attention given to each of the biological...

BI:111
Course Credits: 1

One three-hour laboratory period weekly investigating concepts covered in the lecture material.

BI:112
Course Credits: 3

An introductory course for biology majors. The topics covered include basic chemistry as it applies to biological systems, cell structure and division, an introduction to classical and molecular...

BI:113
Course Credits: 1

One three-hour laboratory period weekly investigating concepts covered in the lecture material.

BI:200
Course Credits: 3

A study of the natural environment from the perspective of biology, chemistry and physics including studies of ecosystems, energy, pollution and its consequences in a technological society....

BI:201
Course Credits: 1

One three-hour laboratory period weekly that includes the field study of ecosystems and stresses the scientific method applied to biological, chemical, and physical investigation.

BI:204
Course Credits: 3

A study of normal structure and function of major body systems primarily designed for students in nursing and health sciences; also includes content related to cellular biology and basic...

BI:205
Course Credits: 1

One three-hour laboratory period weekly. Includes laboratory experiences that investigate concepts presented in Human Anatomy and Physiology I.

BI:206
Course Credits: 3

A continuation of human Anatomy and Physiology I; furthers the study of normal structure and function of major body systems. Prerequisites: BI 204/5

BI:207
Course Credits: 1

One three-hour laboratory period weekly. Includes laboratory experience that investigate concepts presented in BI 206, Human Anatomy and Physiology II. Prerequisites: BI 204/5.

BI:230
Course Credits: 3

A study of the structure and function of the systems of the human body; designed for students in elementary education, psychology and to fulfill the General Education Requirement in Science.

BI:231
Course Credits: 1

One three-hour laboratory period weekly, emphasizing human organ systems, their locations and functions.

BI:240
Course Credits: 3

Introductory microbiology that introduces basic concepts and applications of medical microbiology. Includes morphology, immunology and physiology of microorganisms. Designed for students in...

BI:241
Course Credits: 1

One three-hour laboratory period weekly. Includes staining and culture techniques used for the identification of unknown microorganisms. Designed for students in nursing and the health sciences...

BI:270
Course Credits: 3

An introduction to eukaryotic cell morphology and function with special emphasis on membrane-bound organelles. Topics in macro-molecular synthesis and bioenergetics will also be covered....

BI:271
Course Credits: 1

This laboratory includes studies in cell morphology, growth of cell populations and assays for macromolecules and selected metabolic pathways.

BI:291, 292, 293, 294
Course Credits: 1-3

BI:295, 395, 495
Course Credits: 1-3

An opportunity for on-the-job experience in a hospital or laboratory supervised by a professional in the area. Hours and credits arranged by the Division. Sophomore status and...

BI:300, 302
Course Credits: 3, 3

A study of mammalian anatomy and physiology with emphasis on how these two interrelated concepts contribute to homeostasis. Topics covered in part I include cells, tissues, and the skeletal,...

BI:301, 303
Course Credits: 1, 1

Laboratory studies will parallel the various systems covered in the lecture. The students will study these systems using dissections, 3-D models, computer simulations, microscope slides and...

BI:310
Course Credits: 3

This course provides an overview of the science of ecology. Traditional topics of ecology such as energy flow, nutrient cycling, population growth and interactions and community dynamics are...

BI:311
Course Credits: 1

One three-hour laboratory weekly. Topics will parallel those discussed in lecture. Laboratory focus will be on experiments that exemplify ecological concepts and on the methodology ecologists...

BI:315
Course Credits: 3

The course will deal with the development, structure and function of plant tissues and organs. Primary emphasis will be placed on anatomical, morphological and physiological features of various...

BI:316
Course Credits: 1

One three-hour laboratory weekly. The lab will examine the development, structure and function of plant tissues and organs. Primary emphasis will be placed on the plant structures.

BI:320
Course Credits: 3

A study of the evidence, processes and paths of evolution. Areas of emphasis include gradualism, punctuated equilibrium, mass extinctions, endosymbiosis, molecular genetics and population...

BI:322
Course Credits: 3

A study of functional behavior of animals, such as mate choice, feeding, parental care, predation, communication and social behaviors. Discussions of journal articles dealing with current...

BI:325
Course Credits: 3

A study of the physiological responses to exercise as related to human performance limitations, training effects and health related benefits. The relationships between various organ systems,...

BI:330
Course Credits: 3

A study of major vertebrate groups emphasizing structure, function, and evolution. Variations on the vertebrate body plan and functional morphology of anatomical systems are used as a basis for...

BI:331
Course Credits: 1

Emphasis is on surveying and comparing the actual structures discussed in lecture. Organ and organ system similarities and differences are compared among the major vertebrate classes within the...

BI:340
Course Credits: 3

A study of the morphology, life history, host-parasite relationships, and control of protozoan, helminth, and arthropod parasites as well as the evolution of parasitism. Prerequisite: BI 110,...

BI:341
Course Credits: 1

One three-hour laboratory period weekly learning techniques of identifying parasites throughout the phases of their life cycles using living specimens, prepared slides, kodachromes and Internet...

BI:350
Course Credits: 3

A study of the chemical nature of the genetic material, Mendelian genetics, population genetics and current genetic research. Pre- or Co-requisite: BI 270.

BI:360
Course Credits: 3

The morphology, nutrition, reproduction and growth of bacteria, fungi and viruses. Topics in medical and applied microbiology are also covered. Recommended prerequisite: BI 270 or CH 214 or...

BI:361
Course Credits: 1

One three-hour laboratory weekly. Laboratory includes the methods of culture, various staining techniques and methods of identifying bacteria.

BI:365
Course Credits: 3

A study of the interactions between microbes and their environment, the ecology of microorganisms, the dispersal of microbes into the environment and the effects of these microbes have on other...

BI:366
Course Credits: 1

One three-hour laboratory weekly. Laboratory studies involve the practical applications of concepts learned in lecture. Some methods employed in this lab will include observing the...

BI:391, 392, 393,
Course Credits: 1-3 cr.
BI:418
Course Credits: 3

An interdisciplinary course dealing with physical, chemical and biological characteristics of lakes, rivers, reservoirs and wetlands. Prerequisite: one semester of introductory...

BI:419
Course Credits: 1

One three-hour laboratory weekly. Application and investigation of the physical, chemical and biological aspects of aquatic habitats; provide training in basic limnological methods...

BI:420
Course Credits: 3

A comparative study of patterns (embryology) and process (genetic regulation) leading from fertilized egg to adult organism. Prerequisite: BI 270.

BI:421
Course Credits: 1

One three-hour laboratory weekly. Laboratory studies including embryogenesis in chordates and invertebrates; organogenesis in vertebrates.

BI:430
Course Credits: 4

A comprehensive study of the fundamental principles and recent advances in immunology. Topics include the cellular and molecular control of the immune response, antibodies and immunogenetics,...

BI:440
Course Credits: 3

The morphology, anatomy, physiology, taxonomy, life histories, distribution and adaptations of birds. Prerequisites: BI 112.

BI:441
Course Credits: 1

One three-hour laboratory weekly. Topics will include structural features, identification and classification of the different families of birds. The lab will include many off campus...

BI:460
Course Credits: 3

A systems approach to the study of the role hormones play in controlling and coordinating organ development and function. Prerequisites: BI 270 and CH 214. Recommended: BI/CH 305, 306.

BI:465
Course Credits: 1

Lecture covering critical topics in the proper design and execution of scientific research. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor(s).

BI:466
Course Credits: 2

Laboratory course covering application of research design, execution, data analysis and presentation. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor(s).

BI:470
Course Credits: 3

Recent advances in molecular cell biology and molecular genetics in eukaryotes and prokaryotes including control of gene expression, RNA processing, oncogenesis and other relevant topics....

BI:481, 482
Course Credits: 1, 1

An in-depth study of some current aspects of biology not covered in the required courses, including discussion of recent journal articles plus an oral presentation of student research papers.

BI:483
Course Credits: 1

An in-depth study of some current aspects of biology related to exercise science not covered in the required courses, including discussion of recent journal articles plus an oral...

BI:486, 487, 488, 489
Course Credits: 1-3

An opportunity for qualified and capable students to do independent research in the life sciences. Hours and credits arranged with faculty advisor. Prerequisites: BI 465, BI 466 and...

BI:491, 492, 493, 494
Course Credits: 1-3

An opportunity for qualified students to pursue independent literature surveys of topics in the biological sciences. Hours and credits arranged with faculty sponsor. faculty sponsor...