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Course Schedule for BIOLOGY - Fall 2015
Class
No.
Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
Required
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3251 BIOL-120-01 Genes Clones & Biotechnl 1.00 LEC Fleming,Robert J. MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM MECC - 270 NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 49
  This course will focus on the fundamental concepts of genetics and human reproduction upon which current biotechnologies are based. Topics will include patterns of heredity, the molecular biology of gene structure and function, the manipulation and analysis of DNA, genes and disease, mutation, reproduction and embryonic development. The application of this knowledge as it is used in genetic screening, gene therapy, forensic medicine, embryo cloning, the production of transgenic organisms, and other biotechnologies will be discussed. In addition, the social, legal, and ethical ramifications of these technologies will be considered. Not creditable to the Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.
2311 BIOL-182-01 Evolution of Life 1.25 LEC O'Donnell,Michael A.
Dunlap,Kent D.
Morrison,Joan
MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM LSC - AUD NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 84
  NOTE: Students with questions about this course or enrollment should contact Professor O'Donnell.
  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.
2312 BIOL-182-02 Evolution of Life 1.25 LEC O'Donnell,Michael A.
Dunlap,Kent D.
Morrison,Joan
MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM LSC - AUD NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 84
  NOTE: Students with questions about this course or enrollment should contact Professor O'Donnell.
  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.
2313 BIOL-182-20 Evolution of Life 1.25 LAB Fournier,Claire T. T: 1:30PM-4:10PM LSC - 325 NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  NOTE: Students with questions about this course or enrollment should contact Professor O'Donnell.
  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.
2314 BIOL-182-21 Evolution of Life 1.25 LAB Fournier,Claire T. W: 6:30PM-9:10PM LSC - 325 NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  NOTE: Students with questions about this course or enrollment should contact Professor O'Donnell.
  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.
2315 BIOL-182-22 Evolution of Life 1.25 LAB O'Donnell,Michael A. R: 9:25AM-12:05PM LSC - 325 NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  NOTE: Students with questions about this course or enrollment should contact Professor O'Donnell.
  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.
2316 BIOL-182-23 Evolution of Life 1.25 LAB Fournier,Claire T. R: 6:30PM-9:10PM LSC - 325 NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  NOTE: Students with questions about this course or enrollment should contact Professor O'Donnell.
  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.
2821 BIOL-182-24 Evolution of Life 1.25 LAB O'Donnell,Michael A. T: 9:25AM-12:05PM LSC - 325 NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  NOTE: Students with questions about this course or enrollment should contact Professor O'Donnell.
  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.
3012 BIOL-182-25 Evolution of Life 1.25 LAB O'Donnell,Michael A. W: 1:15PM-3:55PM LSC - 325 NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  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.
3013 BIOL-182-26 Evolution of Life 1.25 LAB Fournier,Claire T. R: 1:30PM-4:10PM LSC - 325 NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  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.
3252 BIOL-206-01 Histophysiology 1.25 LEC Blackburn,Daniel G. MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM LSC - 133 NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 16
  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.
3253 BIOL-206-20 Histophysiology 1.25 LAB Blackburn,Daniel G. R: 1:30PM-4:10PM LSC - 315 NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 16
  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.
2452 BIOL-224-01 Genetics 1.00 LEC Fleming,Robert J. MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM MECC - 270 NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 45
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182L and 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.
2453 BIOL-224-20 Genetics Laboratory 0.25 LAB Fleming,Robert J. R: 1:30PM-4:10PM LSC - 339  
  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.
3254 BIOL-233-01 Conservation Biology 1.00 LEC Morrison,Joan TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM MC - 311 Y NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182L, or permission of instructor.
  This lecture and discussion course focuses on the science and theory of this interdisciplinary field. Biological concepts examined include biodiversity and the definition of species, patterns of species vulnerability, population dynamics of small populations, extinctions and invasions, rarity, metapopulations, conservation genetics, reserve design, captive breeding, endangered species, habitat fragmentation, and population recovery programs. Interactions between biology, human concerns regarding resource management, and the political process will also be considered.
3413 BIOL-244-01 Biology of Infect Disease 1.00 LEC Foster,Lisa-Anne TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM LSC - 133 Y GLB3  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182L and Biology 183L, or Permission of Instructor.
  The infectious disease process is multifactorial. In order to understand how bacteria and viruses cause disease, it is necessary to examine the delicate relationship that exists between the host and the infectious organism. This course will focus on understanding the human immune system in health and in disease, as well as the mechanisms employed by microorganisms to escape the immune response. A stepwise approach to the infectious process will be taken in this lecture- and discussion-based course, beginning with initial encounter between the host and the infectious agent and ending with the transmission of the agent to a new host. Although human disease will be the main focus, some infectious agents of plants and other animals will also be discussed.
2454 BIOL-250-01 Genomics Research Seminar 0.50 SEM Blackburn,Daniel G. F: 1:15PM-2:30PM LSC - 135 NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  Prerequisite: C- or better in FYSM 170 (Phage Hunters), and Biology 175.
  This course serves to transition students from their focused first year experience to the broader field of biological research, both at Trinity and beyond. Students will read primary research literature from the full range of the life sciences - from molecules to ecosystems - and discuss common themes and problems in biological research. Students will also interact with all faculty and upper-level students conducting biological research at Trinity and will attend presentations of guest-lecturers from other colleges and universities.
2450 BIOL-317-01 Biochemistry 1.25 LEC Guardiola-Diaz,Hebe M. TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM LSC - 134 NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 48
  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.
2451 BIOL-317-20 Biochemistry 1.25 LAB Guardiola-Diaz,Hebe M. W: 1:15PM-3:55PM LSC - 334 NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  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.
3068 BIOL-317-21 Biochemistry 1.25 LAB Guardiola-Diaz,Hebe M. W: 9:00AM-11:40AM LSC - 334 NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  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.
3257 BIOL-319-01 Animal Physiology 1.25 LEC Dunlap,Kent D. TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM LSC - 133 NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182L and Biology 183L, 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.
3259 BIOL-319-20 Animal Physiology 1.25 LAB Dunlap,Kent D. T: 1:30PM-4:10PM LSC - 316 NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182L and Biology 183L, 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.
2730 BIOL-333-01 Ecology 1.25 LEC Smedley,Scott R. MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM LSC - 136 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.
2731 BIOL-333-20 Ecology 1.25 LAB Smedley,Scott R. M: 1:15PM-3:55PM LSC - 311 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.
2267 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.
1004 BIOL-403-01 Research Seminar 0.50 SEM Foster,Lisa-Anne F: 1:15PM-3:55PM LSC - 131 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.
2268 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.
2269 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.
3260 BIOL-446-01 Bacterial Pathogenesis 1.00 SEM Foster,Lisa-Anne T: 6:30PM-9:30PM LSC - 135 WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 183L and one of the following: Biology 227L, or Biology 308L, or Biology 317L, or permission of instructor
  This seminar will examine the intricate relationship between a bacterial pathogen and a mammalian host. Bacteria have evolved a wide array of virulence factors that allow them to circumvent host defense mechanisms and cause disease. Many of these virulence factors have been identified and studied at the molecular level. Additionally, a study of the host immune system is essential for an understanding of the ability of microorganisms to cause disease. The molecular biology of bacterial virulence as well as the host response to pathogens will be examined through readings and discussions of the primary literature.
2270 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.
3261 BIOL-468-01 Marine Phytogeography 1.00 SEM Schneider,Craig W. R: 6:30PM-9:30PM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 336L or permission of instructor.
  An advanced-level seminar on the historical and recent biological, physical, and artificial factors controlling the distribution of marine organisms, particularly seaweeds. Class discussions focus on primary phytogeographical literature. An investigative search and term paper on the known distribution of a marine alga is required.