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Course Schedule for BIOLOGY - Spring 2016
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Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
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5169 BIOL-122-01 Toxicology 1.00 LEC Draper,Alison J. MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM CT - 105 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.
4936 BIOL-124-01 Genes and Human Disease 1.00 LEC Fournier,Claire T. MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM LSC - 138-9 NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 45
  A lecture course to investigate the role of genetics in human disease. Through readings, lectures, and discussions we will address how variation in one’s genome can cause monogenic diseases as well as complex conditions such as cancer and diabetes. We will begin with an understanding of the DNA that makes up our genes and then look at physical manifestations that result when gene sequence and function is altered. Not creditable to the Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.
4914 BIOL-140-01 Biological Systems 1.00 LEC Blackburn,Daniel G.
Dunlap,Kent D.
MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM LSC - AUD Y NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 40
  NOTE: Open to juniors and seniors majoring in Psychology and Engineering, and other students planning to major in these subjects. Please contact the instructor for a PIN to enroll.
  This course explores the biology of animals (including humans) from standpoints of anatomy, physiology, and evolution. We shall consider basics of cell biology, genetics, development, and structure and function of the major organ systems (e.g., digestive, respiratory, excretory, nervous, endocrine, and reproductive systems). Evolutionary processes that have yielded animal diversity will also be explored. Laboratory activities include anatomical dissection, as well as explorations of microscopy, physiology, behavior, population genetics, and molecular biology. Not creditable to the Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. This course fulfills the biology course requirement for students majoring in psychology and engineering.
4334 BIOL-183-01 Cellular Basis of Life 1.25 LEC Fleming,Robert J. MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM LSC - 134 NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 32
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Chemistry 111 or Permission of Instructor
  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.
4682 BIOL-183-02 Cellular Basis of Life 1.25 LEC Guardiola-Diaz,Hebe M. MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM LSC - 134 NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 32
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Chemistry 111 or Permission of Instructor
  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.
4683 BIOL-183-03 Cellular Basis of Life 1.25 LEC Foster,Lisa-Anne MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM LSC - 134 NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 32
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Chemistry 111 or Permission of Instructor
  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.
4335 BIOL-183-20 Cellular Basis of Life 1.25 LAB O'Donnell,Michael A. T: 1:30PM-4:10PM LSC - 325 NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Chemistry 111 or Permission of Instructor
  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.
4336 BIOL-183-21 Cellular Basis of Life 1.25 LAB O'Donnell,Michael A. W: 1:15PM-3:55PM LSC - 325 NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Chemistry 111 or Permission of Instructor
  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.
4337 BIOL-183-22 Cellular Basis of Life 1.25 LAB Fournier,Claire T. W: 6:30PM-9:30PM LSC - 325 NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Chemistry 111 or Permission of Instructor
  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.
4338 BIOL-183-23 Cellular Basis of Life 1.25 LAB Fournier,Claire T. R: 1:30PM-4:10PM LSC - 325 NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Chemistry 111 or Permission of Instructor
  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.
4915 BIOL-211-01 Electron Microscopy 1.25 LEC Blackburn,Daniel G. TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM LSC - 132 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.
4916 BIOL-211-20 Electron Microscopy 1.25 LAB Blackburn,Daniel G. T: 1:30PM-4:10PM LSC - 329S Y  
  Enrollment limited to 3
  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.
5291 BIOL-211-21 Electron Microscopy 1.25 LAB Blackburn,Daniel G. W: 1:15PM-3:55PM LSC - 329S Y  
  Enrollment limited to 3
  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.
5292 BIOL-211-22 Electron Microscopy 1.25 LAB Blackburn,Daniel G. R: 1:30PM-4:10PM LSC - 329S Y  
  Enrollment limited to 3
  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.
4685 BIOL-222-01 Invertebrate Zoology 1.25 LEC Smedley,Scott R. MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM LSC - 133 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.
4686 BIOL-222-20 Invertebrate Zoology 1.25 LAB Smedley,Scott R. W: 1:15PM-3:55PM LSC - 311 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.
4917 BIOL-226-01 Recombinant DNA Technology 1.25 LEC Archer,E. Kathleen TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM LSC - 133 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.
4918 BIOL-226-20 Recombinant DNA Technology 1.25 LAB Archer,E. Kathleen R: 1:30PM-4:10PM LSC - 339 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.
4919 BIOL-308-01 Microbiology 1.25 LEC Foster,Lisa-Anne TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM LSC - 133 NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182L and Biology 183L, 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.
4920 BIOL-308-20 Microbiology 1.25 LAB Foster,Lisa-Anne T: 1:30PM-4:10PM LSC - 324 NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182L and Biology 183L, 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.
4921 BIOL-310-01 Developmental Biology 1.00 LEC Fleming,Robert J. T: 6:30PM-9:30PM LSC - 131 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.
4922 BIOL-310-20 Developmental Biology 1.00 LAB Cancelled 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.
4284 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.
4011 BIOL-404-01 Research Seminar 0.50 SEM Dunlap,Kent D. F: 1:15PM-3:55PM LSC - 137 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.
4189 BIOL-419-01 Research in Biology-Lib 0.50 IND TBA TBA TBA Y NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE: Requires completion of the Special Registration Form, available in the Office of the Registrar.
  NOTE: Students using Laboratory Research to satisfy the Group IV requirement must simultaneously enroll in the Research Seminar (BIOL 404).
  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 404). Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor are required for enrollment.
4190 BIOL-425-01 Research in Biology-Lab 0.50 IND TBA TBA TBA Y NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE: Requires completion of the Special Registration Form, available in the Office of the Registrar.
  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.
4197 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.
4955 BIOL-473-01 Sensory Biology 1.00 - 1.25 LEC Dunlap,Kent D. TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM LSC - 131 WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182, and Biology 183L, and Biology 319L or Neuroscience 201, or permission of instructor.
  This integrative course examines the cell biology, development, physiology and ecology of the senses (vision, audition, olfaction, taste and touch). We will discuss the complex ways humans gather, filter and process sensory information; and how animals sense the world quite differently.
5353 BIOL-490-01 Research Assistantship 0.50 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
4198 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.
4185 NESC-201-01 Principles of Neuroscience 1.00 LEC Church,William H.
Swart,Charles C.
TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM MECC - 270 NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 35
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182 and 183.
  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.
4186 NESC-201-20 Principles of Neuroscience-Lab 0.25 LAB Swart,Charles C. R: 1:30PM-4:10PM LSC - B01  
  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.
4590 NESC-201-21 Principles of Neuroscience-Lab 0.25 LAB Swart,Charles C. R: 6:45PM-9:25PM LSC - B01  
  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.
4998 NESC-402-01 Cellular&MolecularNeurobiology 1.00 LEC Guardiola-Diaz,Hebe M. WF: 10:00AM-11:15AM LSC - 137 WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 18
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Neuroscience 201, Biology 317L, or permission of instructor.
  An advanced study of individual cells and small networks of cells in the nervous system. Specific topics include the development of neurons and glia, the cellular physiology of communication in the nervous system, and characterization of molecules responsible for unique properties of neurons. These cellular and molecular processes will be examined through lectures, student-led presentations, and laboratory experiments.