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Course Schedule for BIOLOGY - Spring 2018
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Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
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5174 BIOL-122-01 Toxicology 1.00 LEC Draper, Alison MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  Toxicology is often described as the study of poisons This course will outline the principles of toxicology (absorption, distribution, biotransformation and excretion) , focusing on toxicity to humans. We will examine common substances that could, at some dose, be toxic, exploring dose-response relationships, susceptible populations, risk assessment and the precautionary principle. The biological effect of common toxins such as lead, gasoline, household cleaners, and particulate air pollution, but also compounds such as alcohol, pain relievers, caffeine, over-the-counter medications and drugs of abuse will be discussed. Case studies will be used to illustrate concepts. Not creditable to the Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.
4531 BIOL-183-01 Cellular Basis of Life 1.25 LEC Fleming, Robert MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 32
  In this introductory level course, we will examine cells as the fundamental unit of life, discussing features common to all cells, and exploring specializations that confer unique properties to different cell types. The laboratory will provide the opportunity to explore biological concepts through observation, experimental design, and analysis.
4344 BIOL-183-02 Cellular Basis of Life 1.25 LEC Bush, Susan MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA Y NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 32
  In this introductory level course, we will examine cells as the fundamental unit of life, discussing features common to all cells, and exploring specializations that confer unique properties to different cell types. The laboratory will provide the opportunity to explore biological concepts through observation, experimental design, and analysis.
4532 BIOL-183-03 Cellular Basis of Life 1.25 LEC Guardiola-Diaz, Hebe MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 32
  In this introductory level course, we will examine cells as the fundamental unit of life, discussing features common to all cells, and exploring specializations that confer unique properties to different cell types. The laboratory will provide the opportunity to explore biological concepts through observation, experimental design, and analysis.
4345 BIOL-183-20 Cellular Basis of Life 1.25 LAB Fournier, Claire T: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  NOTE: Concurrent enrollment in BIOL 183-01, 183-02 or 183-03 required.
  In this introductory level course, we will examine cells as the fundamental unit of life, discussing features common to all cells, and exploring specializations that confer unique properties to different cell types. The laboratory will provide the opportunity to explore biological concepts through observation, experimental design, and analysis.
4346 BIOL-183-21 Cellular Basis of Life 1.25 LAB Fournier, Claire R: 9:25AM-12:05PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  NOTE: Concurrent enrollment in BIOL 183-01, 183-02 or 183-03 required.
  In this introductory level course, we will examine cells as the fundamental unit of life, discussing features common to all cells, and exploring specializations that confer unique properties to different cell types. The laboratory will provide the opportunity to explore biological concepts through observation, experimental design, and analysis.
4347 BIOL-183-22 Cellular Basis of Life 1.25 LAB Fournier, Claire W: 6:30PM-9:30PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  NOTE: Concurrent enrollment in BIOL 183-01, 183-02 or 183-03 required.
  In this introductory level course, we will examine cells as the fundamental unit of life, discussing features common to all cells, and exploring specializations that confer unique properties to different cell types. The laboratory will provide the opportunity to explore biological concepts through observation, experimental design, and analysis.
4348 BIOL-183-23 Cellular Basis of Life 1.25 LAB Fournier, Claire R: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  NOTE: Concurrent enrollment in BIOL 183-01, 183-02 or 183-03 required.
  In this introductory level course, we will examine cells as the fundamental unit of life, discussing features common to all cells, and exploring specializations that confer unique properties to different cell types. The laboratory will provide the opportunity to explore biological concepts through observation, experimental design, and analysis.
4899 BIOL-211-01 Electron Microscopy 1.25 LEC Blackburn, Daniel TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 8
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182 or Biology 183 and consent of instructor
  Electron microscopes are sophisticated research instruments that allow examination of specimens at very high magnification (up to 250,000x). Thus, they provide valuable information about cell structure and function and serve as diagnostic tools in human medicine. In this course, students learn how to prepare specimens for electron microscopic study, to use EMs to examine and digitally photograph them, and to interpret the resultant images. The theory behind these techniques will be considered, as will application of electron microscopy to research questions and clinical issues.
4900 BIOL-211-20 Electron Microscopy 1.25 LAB Blackburn, Daniel TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 8
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182 or Biology 183 and consent of instructor
  NOTE: The lab will be arranged independently with the instructor.
  Electron microscopes are sophisticated research instruments that allow examination of specimens at very high magnification (up to 250,000x). Thus, they provide valuable information about cell structure and function and serve as diagnostic tools in human medicine. In this course, students learn how to prepare specimens for electron microscopic study, to use EMs to examine and digitally photograph them, and to interpret the resultant images. The theory behind these techniques will be considered, as will application of electron microscopy to research questions and clinical issues.
4901 BIOL-222-01 Invertebrate Zoology 1.00 LEC Braun, Sarah WF: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182L or permission of instructor.
  An introductory study of the variety, morphology, functional attributes, development, ecology, and evolution of the major groups of invertebrate animals. The laboratory includes demonstrations, dissections, and experimental observation that relate adaptations in structural patterns and physiological processes of organisms to their marine, freshwater, or terrestrial environments.
5120 BIOL-233-01 Conservation Biology 1.00 LEC Pitt, Amber TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA 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.
4903 BIOL-308-01 Microbiology 1.25 LEC Foster, Lisa-Anne TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 36
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182L, Biology 183L, and Chemistry 111L or Permission of Instructor.
  A study of microorganisms that include bacteria, viruses, and eukaryotic microbes. Structure, genetics, metabolism, growth and division, and prokaryotic experimental systems are examined. In addition, mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis, and human and viral pathogens are explored. Laboratory exercises will consist of sterile techniques, culture, microscopy, and identification of bacterial specimens. Other exercises will involve experiments in genetic exchange.
4904 BIOL-308-20 Microbiology 1.25 LAB Foster, Lisa-Anne T: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 18
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182L, Biology 183L, and Chemistry 111L or Permission of Instructor.
  A study of microorganisms that include bacteria, viruses, and eukaryotic microbes. Structure, genetics, metabolism, growth and division, and prokaryotic experimental systems are examined. In addition, mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis, and human and viral pathogens are explored. Laboratory exercises will consist of sterile techniques, culture, microscopy, and identification of bacterial specimens. Other exercises will involve experiments in genetic exchange.
5669 BIOL-308-21 Microbiology 1.25 LAB Foster, Lisa-Anne R: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 18
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182L, Biology 183L, and Chemistry 111L or Permission of Instructor.
  A study of microorganisms that include bacteria, viruses, and eukaryotic microbes. Structure, genetics, metabolism, growth and division, and prokaryotic experimental systems are examined. In addition, mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis, and human and viral pathogens are explored. Laboratory exercises will consist of sterile techniques, culture, microscopy, and identification of bacterial specimens. Other exercises will involve experiments in genetic exchange.
4905 BIOL-310-01 Developmental Biology 1.25 LEC Fleming, Robert W: 6:30PM-9:30PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182L or Biology 183L, or permission of instructor.
  A study of the developmental processes in animals with emphasis on vertebrates. Modern theories of development are emphasized. Laboratory exercise will include studies of the developmental anatomy of several animals with emphasis on the early embryology of the chick. In addition, experiments dealing with several aspects of animal morphogenesis will be pursued and selected techniques used in experimental studies of animal development will be introduced.
4906 BIOL-310-20 Developmental Biology 1.25 LAB Fleming, Robert R: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182L or Biology 183L, or permission of instructor.
  A study of the developmental processes in animals with emphasis on vertebrates. Modern theories of development are emphasized. Laboratory exercise will include studies of the developmental anatomy of several animals with emphasis on the early embryology of the chick. In addition, experiments dealing with several aspects of animal morphogenesis will be pursued and selected techniques used in experimental studies of animal development will be introduced.
4304 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.
4058 BIOL-404-01 Research Seminar 0.50 SEM Fleming, Robert F: 1:30PM-2:30PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  This course is open only to senior Biology majors
  Students engaged in laboratory research, as well as honor 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.
5173 BIOL-419-01 Research in Biology - Lib 0.50 IND TBA TBA TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  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.
4216 BIOL-425-01 Research in Biology-Lab 0.50 IND TBA TBA TBA Y NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE:
  NOTE: Students using Laboratory Research to satisfy the Group IV requirement must simultaneously enroll in the Research Seminar (BIOL 404).
  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.
5133 BIOL-432-01 Nutrition and Brain Health 1.00 SEM Guardiola-Diaz, Hebe MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA Y 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.
5151 BIOL-434-01 Plant Response to Stress 1.00 SEM Bush, Susan MW: 2:40PM-3:55PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 16
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182L, Biology 183L, and Chemistry 111L or Permission of Instructor.
  NOTE: Successful completion of this course satisfies the Writing 2 requirement within the biology major
  Current areas of research that we will explore include physiological and genetic studies of the molecular mechanisms of tolerance to drought, salt, shade, flooding, and other suboptimal environmental conditions including climate change. Students will engage with the literature through in-depth reading, presenting articles, and writing short reviews and a longer, research paper.
4221 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.
4907 BIOL-468-01 Marine Phytogeography 1.00 SEM Schneider, Craig T: 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.
4222 BIOL-497-01 Honors Thesis 0.50 IND TBA TBA TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Biology 419 or Biology 425 and Biology 404.
  An extended paper on the subject of the student’s two-semester research project with a professor in biology, to be read by three or more members of the department. This course is open only to those biology majors who wish to qualify for honors (see paragraph on Honors in Biology in the description of the major). Simultaneous enrollment in Biology 419 or 425 and 404, submission of the special registration form available in the Registrar’s Office, and approval of the instructor and chair are required for enrollment.
5083 NESC-101-01 The Brain 1.00 LEC Church, William MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 40
  Recent developments in neuroscience have revolutionized our views of familiar human experiences such as locomotion, substance abuse, mental illness, sleep, and memorization. Through highly enjoyable and selected readings, presentations by visiting faculty, demonstrations and other activities, we will explore the foundations of this field as well as recent discoveries. The overall objective of this course is to provide students with a basic understanding of neuroscience, enabling them to make important decisions that may affect their lives.
4211 NESC-201-01 Principles of Neuroscience 1.00 LEC Church, William
Masino, Susan
Helt, Molly
TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 35
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182 and 183 and Psychology 261 or Permission of Instructor.
  NOTE: Psychology 261 is recommended for students who intend to major in neuroscience.
  NOTE: Prof. Raskin is the course coorddinator. Please contact her with any questions regarding the course.
  A team-taught introductory course in neuroscience that will examine the neuron and its biological interactions in animal nervous systems. Topics will include the anatomy, development, chemistry, and physiology of nervous systems.
4212 NESC-201-20 Principles of Neuroscience-Lab 0.25 LAB Swart, Chris R: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 183L or permission of instructor.
  NOTE: Concurrent enrollment in NESC 201-01 required.
  A team-taught introductory course in neuroscience that will examine the neuron and its biological interactions in animal nervous systems. Topics will include the anatomy, development, chemistry, and physiology of nervous systems.
4506 NESC-201-21 Principles of Neuroscience-Lab 0.25 LAB Swart, Chris R: 6:45PM-9:25PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 183L or permission of instructor.
  A team-taught introductory course in neuroscience that will examine the neuron and its biological interactions in animal nervous systems. Topics will include the anatomy, development, chemistry, and physiology of nervous systems.