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Course Schedule for BIOLOGY - Fall 2016
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Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
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3412 BIOL-140-01 Biological Systems 1.00 LEC Blackburn,Daniel G.
Dunlap,Kent D.
MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM TBA Y NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 40
  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.
3501 BIOL-141-01 Globl Pers Biodiversty&Conserv 1.00 LEC Pitt,Amber L. MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM TBA GLB3  
  Enrollment limited to 49
  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.
2322 BIOL-182-01 Evolution of Life 1.25 LEC Schneider,Craig W.
O'Donnell,Michael A.
Blackburn,Daniel G.
MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 84
  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.
2323 BIOL-182-02 Evolution of Life 1.25 LEC Schneider,Craig W.
O'Donnell,Michael A.
Blackburn,Daniel G.
MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 84
  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.
2324 BIOL-182-20 Evolution of Life 1.25 LAB Fournier,Claire T. T: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA 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.
2325 BIOL-182-21 Evolution of Life 1.25 LAB Fournier,Claire T. W: 6:30PM-9:10PM TBA 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.
2326 BIOL-182-22 Evolution of Life 1.25 LAB O'Donnell,Michael A. T: 9:25AM-12:05PM TBA 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.
2327 BIOL-182-23 Evolution of Life 1.25 LAB Fournier,Claire T. R: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA 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.
2739 BIOL-182-24 Evolution of Life 1.25 LAB O'Donnell,Michael A. W: 1:15PM-3:50PM TBA 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.
2800 BIOL-182-25 Evolution of Life 1.25 LAB O'Donnell,Michael A. R: 9:25AM-12:05PM TBA 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.
2801 BIOL-182-26 Evolution of Life 1.25 LAB Fournier,Claire T. R: 6:30PM-9:10PM TBA 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.
3413 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.
3414 BIOL-215-20 Botany 1.25 LAB Schneider,Craig W. M: 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.
2425 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.
2426 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.
3415 BIOL-226-01 Recombinant DNA Technology 1.25 LEC Archer,E. Kathleen 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.
3416 BIOL-226-20 Recombinant DNA Technology 1.25 LAB Archer,E. Kathleen 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.
2934 BIOL-233-01 Conservation Biology 1.00 LEC Morrison,Joan 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.
3058 BIOL-244-01 Biology of Infect Disease 1.00 LEC Foster,Lisa-Anne TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA 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.
3492 BIOL-317-01 Biochemistry 1.00 LEC Curran,Timothy P.
Archer,E. Kathleen
TR: 8:00AM-9:15AM 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. Students majoring in biochemistry or using the course to satisfy the Group II requirement for the biology major must also enroll in the lab.
3493 BIOL-317-20 Biochemistry Laboratory 0.25 LAB Curran,Timothy P.
Archer,E. Kathleen
W: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 317-01, or concurrent enrollment.
  An exploration of how biochemistry is probed in the laboratory. Experiments may include chromatography, electrophoresis, enzyme kinetics and DNA manipulation. Students enrolled in the Biochemistry laboratory must also be enrolled in the lecture section.
3714 BIOL-317-21 Biochemistry Laboratory 0.25 LAB Staff,Trinity R: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 317-01, or concurrent enrollment.
  An exploration of how biochemistry is probed in the laboratory. Experiments may include chromatography, electrophoresis, enzyme kinetics and DNA manipulation. Students enrolled in the Biochemistry laboratory must also be enrolled in the lecture section.
2280 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.
1038 BIOL-403-01 Research Seminar 0.50 SEM Foster,Lisa-Anne F: 1:15PM-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.
2281 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.
2282 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.
3668 BIOL-425-01 Research Biology 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
3417 BIOL-430-01 Avian Ecology & Conservation 1.00 SEM Morrison,Joan TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182L, or permission of instructor.
  This seminar/discussion course will focus on issues related to the ecology and conservation of birds. We will examine current areas of research at several levels, including genetic, species, population, community, and landscape. Class discussions will focus on readings from the current ornithological literature, and class will be organized around student presentations of this material. A research project is required.
3418 BIOL-464-01 Molecular Genetics 1.00 LEC Fleming,Robert J. T: 6:30PM-9:00PM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 224
  An examination of the current molecular explanations of the structure, maintenance, control, and expression of genes in both prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms. Biology 227L is recommended.
2283 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.