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Course Schedule for BIOLOGY - Fall 2017
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Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
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3453 BIOL-131-01 Urban Wildlife Ecology 1.00 LEC O'Donnell,Michael A. MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 49
  Conservation of wildlife and natural habitats in urban, suburban, and developing areas. We will study the occurrence, adaptations, and values of wildlife in urbanized areas, with emphasis on research and agency programs. The theory and practice of applying ecological principles to the management of wildlife and wildlife habitats in metropolitan areas will be examined. Not creditable to the biology major. Enrollment limited.
3141 BIOL-141-01 Globl Pers Biodiversty&Conserv 1.00 LEC Pitt,Amber L. MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM TBA GLB3  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  This lecture and discussion course focuses on the current biodiversity crisis. We will discuss biological diversity and where it is found and how it is monitored, direct and indirect values of biodiversity, and consequences of biodiversity loss. Topics of discussion will also include the problems of small populations, the politics of endangered species, species invasions and extinctions, and the role of humans in these processes, design and establishment of reserves, captive breeding, and the role that the public and governments play in conserving biological diversity. Not creditable to the Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. This course is not open to students who have already received a C- or better in Biology 233 (Conservation Biology).
2300 BIOL-182-01 Evolution of Life 1.25 LEC Dunlap,Kent D.
Schneider,Craig W.
Blackburn,Daniel G.
MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 84
  NOTE: Students with questions about this course or enrollment should contact Professor Dunlap.
  This course will provide an introduction to life on Earth from an evolutionary perspective. Through lecture and discussion, we will examine evolutionary principles, inheritance, biodiversity, physiological adaptations, and ecology. The laboratory will provide the opportunity to explore biological concepts through observation, experimental design, and analysis.
2301 BIOL-182-02 Evolution of Life 1.25 LEC Blackburn,Daniel G.
Schneider,Craig W.
Smedley,Scott R.
MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 84
  NOTE: Students with questions about this course or enrollment should contact Professor Blackburn.
  This course will provide an introduction to life on Earth from an evolutionary perspective. Through lecture and discussion, we will examine evolutionary principles, inheritance, biodiversity, physiological adaptations, and ecology. The laboratory will provide the opportunity to explore biological concepts through observation, experimental design, and analysis.
2302 BIOL-182-20 Evolution of Life 1.25 LAB Fournier,Claire T. T: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 18
  This course will provide an introduction to life on Earth from an evolutionary perspective. Through lecture and discussion, we will examine evolutionary principles, inheritance, biodiversity, physiological adaptations, and ecology. The laboratory will provide the opportunity to explore biological concepts through observation, experimental design, and analysis.
2303 BIOL-182-21 Evolution of Life 1.25 LAB Fournier,Claire T. W: 6:30PM-9:10PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 18
  This course will provide an introduction to life on Earth from an evolutionary perspective. Through lecture and discussion, we will examine evolutionary principles, inheritance, biodiversity, physiological adaptations, and ecology. The laboratory will provide the opportunity to explore biological concepts through observation, experimental design, and analysis.
2304 BIOL-182-22 Evolution of Life 1.25 LAB O'Donnell,Michael A. T: 9:25AM-12:05PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 18
  This course will provide an introduction to life on Earth from an evolutionary perspective. Through lecture and discussion, we will examine evolutionary principles, inheritance, biodiversity, physiological adaptations, and ecology. The laboratory will provide the opportunity to explore biological concepts through observation, experimental design, and analysis.
2305 BIOL-182-23 Evolution of Life 1.25 LAB Fournier,Claire T. R: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 18
  This course will provide an introduction to life on Earth from an evolutionary perspective. Through lecture and discussion, we will examine evolutionary principles, inheritance, biodiversity, physiological adaptations, and ecology. The laboratory will provide the opportunity to explore biological concepts through observation, experimental design, and analysis.
2679 BIOL-182-24 Evolution of Life 1.25 LAB O'Donnell,Michael A. W: 1:15PM-3:50PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 18
  This course will provide an introduction to life on Earth from an evolutionary perspective. Through lecture and discussion, we will examine evolutionary principles, inheritance, biodiversity, physiological adaptations, and ecology. The laboratory will provide the opportunity to explore biological concepts through observation, experimental design, and analysis.
2718 BIOL-182-25 Evolution of Life 1.25 LAB O'Donnell,Michael A. R: 9:25AM-12:05PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 18
  This course will provide an introduction to life on Earth from an evolutionary perspective. Through lecture and discussion, we will examine evolutionary principles, inheritance, biodiversity, physiological adaptations, and ecology. The laboratory will provide the opportunity to explore biological concepts through observation, experimental design, and analysis.
2719 BIOL-182-26 Evolution of Life 1.25 LAB Fournier,Claire T. R: 6:30PM-9:10PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 18
  This course will provide an introduction to life on Earth from an evolutionary perspective. Through lecture and discussion, we will examine evolutionary principles, inheritance, biodiversity, physiological adaptations, and ecology. The laboratory will provide the opportunity to explore biological concepts through observation, experimental design, and analysis.
3392 BIOL-206-01 Histophysiology 1.25 LEC Blackburn,Daniel G. MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182L and Biology 183L, or Permission of Instructor.
  This course provides a comprehensive survey of the structure, composition, and function of tissues and their cellular and non-cellular components. Particular emphasis is placed on structural organization and structural-functional relationships of mammal tissues, with comparisons to other vertebrates. Recent microscopic research conducted at Trinity will also be considered. In the laboratory, students learn fundamentals of cell and tissue morphology through light microscopy and examination of electron micrographs. A background in general or organic chemistry is useful.
3393 BIOL-206-20 Histophysiology 1.25 LAB Blackburn,Daniel G. W: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182L and Biology 183L, or Permission of Instructor.
  This course provides a comprehensive survey of the structure, composition, and function of tissues and their cellular and non-cellular components. Particular emphasis is placed on structural organization and structural-functional relationships of mammal tissues, with comparisons to other vertebrates. Recent microscopic research conducted at Trinity will also be considered. In the laboratory, students learn fundamentals of cell and tissue morphology through light microscopy and examination of electron micrographs. A background in general or organic chemistry is useful.
3071 BIOL-215-01 Botany 1.25 LEC Schneider,Craig W. MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182L, or permission of instructor.
  An introductory study of the structure, function, development, metabolism, reproduction, dispersal, ecology, and evolution of plants. Plant/animal interactions and co-evolution will be considered. Laboratory exercises and field work are designed to involve students with important concepts discussed in lecture.
3072 BIOL-215-20 Botany 1.25 LAB Schneider,Craig W. W: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182L, or permission of instructor.
  An introductory study of the structure, function, development, metabolism, reproduction, dispersal, ecology, and evolution of plants. Plant/animal interactions and co-evolution will be considered. Laboratory exercises and field work are designed to involve students with important concepts discussed in lecture.
2392 BIOL-224-01 Genetics 1.00 LEC Fleming,Robert J. MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 45
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182L or Biology 183L, or permission of instructor.
  A study of the basic principles of genetics including the transmission and organization of the genetic material in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, the molecular biology of nucleic acids and information transfer, mutation and mutagenesis, and gene regulation. Laboratory will include techniques of genetic analysis in plants, fungi, and Drosophila. Selected experiments in cytogenetics, molecular genetics, and the genetics of bacteria and bacteria phage. This course may be taken without laboratory by registering for only Biology 224-01.
2393 BIOL-224-20 Genetics Laboratory 0.25 LAB Fleming,Robert J. R: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  Prerequisite: C- or better in BIOL 224-01, or concurrent enrollment.
  A study of the basic principles of genetics including the transmission and organization of the genetic material in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, the molecular biology of nucleic acids and information transfer, mutation and mutagenesis, and gene regulation. Laboratory will include techniques of genetic analysis in plants, fungi, and Drosophila. Selected experiments in cytogenetics, molecular genetics, and the genetics of bacteria and bacteria phage.
3073 BIOL-226-01 Recombinant DNA Technology 1.25 LEC Bush,Susan M. TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA Y NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 16
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182L and Biology 183L, or Permission of Instructor.
  Human gene therapy, genetically-engineered crop plants, and transgenic mice are all possible because of the powerful techniques developed to manipulate nucleic acids and proteins. This course will introduce you to the fundamental methods at the heart of this technology—DNA isolation, restriction digestion, DNA recombination, Southern blotting, and DNA library screening. The emphasis will be on the laboratory experience, with lectures covering current examples of research using the techniques described.
3074 BIOL-226-20 Recombinant DNA Technology 1.25 LAB Bush,Susan M. T: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA Y NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 16
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182L and Biology 183L, or Permission of Instructor.
  Human gene therapy, genetically-engineered crop plants, and transgenic mice are all possible because of the powerful techniques developed to manipulate nucleic acids and proteins. This course will introduce you to the fundamental methods at the heart of this technology—DNA isolation, restriction digestion, DNA recombination, Southern blotting, and DNA library screening. The emphasis will be on the laboratory experience, with lectures covering current examples of research using the techniques described.
3641 BIOL-317-01 Biochemistry 1.25 LEC Guardiola-Diaz,Hebe M. TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Chemistry 212L, Biology 182L and Biology 183L.
  A study of the molecular reactions that sustain life. Topics include biomolecule structure and function, enzyme kinetics, bioenergetics, and integration and regulation of metabolic pathways. The laboratory exercises include chromatography, electrophoresis, spectroscopy and bioinformatic analysis.
3642 BIOL-317-20 Biochemistry 1.25 LAB Guardiola-Diaz,Hebe M. W: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Chemistry 212L, Biology 182L and Biology 183L.
  A study of the molecular reactions that sustain life. Topics include biomolecule structure and function, enzyme kinetics, bioenergetics, and integration and regulation of metabolic pathways. The laboratory exercises include chromatography, electrophoresis, spectroscopy and bioinformatic analysis.
3643 BIOL-317-21 Biochemistry 1.25 LAB Guardiola-Diaz,Hebe M. T: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Chemistry 212L, Biology 182L and Biology 183L.
  A study of the molecular reactions that sustain life. Topics include biomolecule structure and function, enzyme kinetics, bioenergetics, and integration and regulation of metabolic pathways. The laboratory exercises include chromatography, electrophoresis, spectroscopy and bioinformatic analysis.
3394 BIOL-319-01 Animal Physiology 1.25 LEC Dunlap,Kent D. TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182 and Biology 183, or Biology 140 and Physics 141, or permission of instructor.
  This course examines the physiological mechanisms underlying four fundamental functions—movement, sensation, feeding, and reproduction. How do physiological systems operate to enable organisms to live in drastically different habitats? What are the common cellular and molecular mechanisms shared by diverse animals? The laboratory will consist of several preparations examining developmental, sensory, endocrine, and muscle physiology, followed by more detailed, independent investigations of one of these preparations.
3395 BIOL-319-20 Animal Physiology 1.25 LAB Dunlap,Kent D. R: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182 and Biology 183, or Biology 140 and Physics 141, or permission of instructor.
  This course examines the physiological mechanisms underlying four fundamental functions—movement, sensation, feeding, and reproduction. How do physiological systems operate to enable organisms to live in drastically different habitats? What are the common cellular and molecular mechanisms shared by diverse animals? The laboratory will consist of several preparations examining developmental, sensory, endocrine, and muscle physiology, followed by more detailed, independent investigations of one of these preparations.
3396 BIOL-333-01 Ecology 1.25 LEC Smedley,Scott R. MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182L, or permission of instructor.
  A study of the adaptations of organisms to their environment and of the interrelationships among organisms that determine the structure and attributes of natural populations and biological communities. Field trips and laboratory exercises use sampling methods and statistical techniques to analyze the response of organisms to their physical environment, selected population phenomena, and different natural communities. Several field trips are required during the term. It is recommended that students take Biology 215L and 222L before enrolling, but they are not prerequisites.
3397 BIOL-333-20 Ecology 1.25 LAB Smedley,Scott R. M: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182L, or permission of instructor.
  A study of the adaptations of organisms to their environment and of the interrelationships among organisms that determine the structure and attributes of natural populations and biological communities. Field trips and laboratory exercises use sampling methods and statistical techniques to analyze the response of organisms to their physical environment, selected population phenomena, and different natural communities. Several field trips are required during the term. It is recommended that students take Biology 215L and 222L before enrolling, but they are not prerequisites.
2261 BIOL-399-01 Independent Study 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Independent research supervised by a faculty member in an area of the student’s special interests. Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor are required for enrollment.
3398 BIOL-403-01 Research Seminar 0.50 SEM Staff,Trinity F: 1:30PM-2:30PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  This course is open to seniors only.
  Students engaged in laboratory or field research, as well as honors candidates conducting library research, will meet with the biology faculty for oral presentations and critical discussions of journal papers, research plans, and research progress. Concurrent enrollment in either Biology 419 or 425 is required.
2262 BIOL-419-01 Research in Biology - Lib 0.50 IND TBA TBA TBA Y NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE: Requires completion of a Special Registration Form, available in the Office of the Registrar.
  Students will conduct library research projects under the direction of an individual faculty member. Students electing this type of independent study should plan on a full semester culminating with the completion of a final formal paper. Seniors and those using library research to satisfy the Group IV requirement must simultaneously enroll in the Research Seminar (Biology 403). Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor are required for enrollment.
2263 BIOL-425-01 Research in Biology-Lab 0.50 IND TBA TBA TBA Y NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE: Requires completion of a Special Registration Form, available in the Office of the Registrar.
  Students will conduct original laboratory research projects under the direction of an individual faculty member. Students electing to pursue independent study of this type should plan on initiating work no later than the fall of the senior year, and should also plan on no less than two semesters of study with a final formal report to be submitted to the department, as well as a poster at the annual Science Symposium. Seniors and those using laboratory research to satisfy the Group IV requirement must simultaneously enroll in the Research Seminar (Biology 403). Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor are required for enrollment.
3272 BIOL-425-01 Research Biology 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
3644 BIOL-432-01 Nutrition and Brain Health 1.00 SEM Staff,Trinity TBA TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 16
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182L or Biology 183L, and C- or better in Biology 227L or BIOL 317L, or Neuroscience 201, or permission of instructor
  An exploration of the critical role of the brain in the regulation of food intake and of the effect of dietary nutrients in brain function. This seminar will highlight metabolic requirements for optimal brain health and will critique nutritional approaches to manage neurological disorders. Students will analyze, discuss and present relevant literature in physiology, cellular and molecular biology, and neuroscience. This seminar meets the Writing Emphasis 2 requirements in the biology and neuroscience major.
2264 BIOL-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Students who have been invited to serve as teaching assistants will register for this course. Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar's Office, and the approval of the instructor are required for enrollment. See paragraph on teaching assistants in the description of the major. Not creditable to the major.