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Course Schedule for BIOLOGY - Fall 2014
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Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
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3151 BIOL-141-01 Globl Pers Biodiversty&Conserv 1.00 LEC Morrison,Joan MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA GLB3  
  Enrollment limited to 49
  NOTE: 8 seats are reserved for seniors, 7 seats for juniors, 12 seats for sophomores, 22 seats for first year students.
  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 biology major.
2366 BIOL-182-01 Evolution of Life 1.25 LEC O'Donnell,Michael A.
Smedley,Scott R.
Schneider,Craig W.
MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 72
  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.
2367 BIOL-182-02 Evolution of Life 1.25 LEC O'Donnell,Michael A.
Smedley,Scott R.
Schneider,Craig W.
MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 72
  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.
2368 BIOL-182-20 Evolution of Life 1.25 LAB O'Donnell,Michael A. T: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA 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.
2370 BIOL-182-21 Evolution of Life 1.25 LAB O'Donnell,Michael A. W: 6:30PM-9:10PM TBA 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.
2371 BIOL-182-22 Evolution of Life 1.25 LAB O'Donnell,Michael A. R: 9:25AM-12:05PM TBA 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.
2373 BIOL-182-23 Evolution of Life 1.25 LAB O'Donnell,Michael A. R: 6:30PM-9:10PM TBA 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.
3101 BIOL-182-24 Evolution of Life 1.25 LAB O'Donnell,Michael A. T: 9:25AM-12:05PM TBA 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.
3360 BIOL-182-25 Evolution of Life 1.25 LAB O'Donnell,Michael A. W: 1:15PM-3:55PM 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.
3361 BIOL-182-26 Evolution of Life 1.25 LAB O'Donnell,Michael A. 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.
3397 BIOL-211-01 Electron Microscopy 1.25 LEC Blackburn,Daniel G. TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM 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.
3398 BIOL-211-20 Electron Microscopy 1.25 LAB Blackburn,Daniel G. TBA 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.
2893 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.
2894 BIOL-215-20 Botany 1.25 LAB Schneider,Craig W. T: 1:30PM-4:10PM 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.
2553 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 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.
2554 BIOL-224-20 Genetics Laboratory 0.25 LAB Fleming,Robert J. M: 1:15PM-3:55PM 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.
2897 BIOL-226-01 Recombinant DNA Technology 1.25 LEC Archer,E. Kathleen TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 18
  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.
2898 BIOL-226-20 Recombinant DNA Technology 1.25 LAB Archer,E. Kathleen R: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 18
  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.
2555 BIOL-250-01 Genomics Research Seminar 0.50 SEM Blackburn,Daniel G. F: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA 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.
2551 BIOL-317-01 Biochemistry 1.25 LEC Guardiola-Diaz,Hebe M. TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA 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.
2552 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.
3425 BIOL-317-21 Biochemistry 1.25 LAB Staff,Trinity TBA 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.
2895 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.
2896 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.
2315 BIOL-399-01 Independent Study 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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 Staff,Trinity F: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.
2316 BIOL-419-01 Research in Biology - Lib 0.50 IND TBA TBA TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.
2317 BIOL-425-01 Research in Biology-Lab 0.50 IND TBA TBA TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.
3152 BIOL-456-01 Biology of Communication 1.25 LEC Dunlap,Kent D. MW: 11:30AM-12:45PM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 16
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 319L or Neuroscience 201.
  This integrative course will examine the development, neurobiology, physiology, ecology, and evolution of communication in vertebrate animals, including humans. We will discuss how communication signals (e.g., bird songs, human speech, olfactory communication chemicals) are generated by animals, how these signals travel through the environment and are perceived by other animals, and how, in turn, they modify the behavior of the receiving animal. Human disorders such as deafness will be examined as a means of understanding plasticity in communication systems. Emphasis will be on reading and discussing articles from the primary literature. The laboratory section will include both lab and field experiments in which we record and analyze signals, examine hormonal effects on communication behaviors, and observe behavioral responses to playbacks of communication signals. This course includes a community learning component.
3153 BIOL-456-20 Biology of Communication 1.25 LAB Dunlap,Kent D. R: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 16
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 319L or Neuroscience 201.
  This integrative course will examine the development, neurobiology, physiology, ecology, and evolution of communication in vertebrate animals, including humans. We will discuss how communication signals (e.g., bird songs, human speech, olfactory communication chemicals) are generated by animals, how these signals travel through the environment and are perceived by other animals, and how, in turn, they modify the behavior of the receiving animal. Human disorders such as deafness will be examined as a means of understanding plasticity in communication systems. Emphasis will be on reading and discussing articles from the primary literature. The laboratory section will include both lab and field experiments in which we record and analyze signals, examine hormonal effects on communication behaviors, and observe behavioral responses to playbacks of communication signals. This course includes a community learning component.
2318 BIOL-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.