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Course Schedule for BIOLOGY - Spring 2015
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Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
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1786 BIOL-111-01 Winter Ecology 1.00 SEM Smedley,Scott R. M: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  NOTE: Seats are reserved by class year as follows: Seniors - 8 Juniors -7 Sophomores - 6 First-Years - 4
  Winters in Connecticut are cold and snowy, yet life persists in this stark environment. Through this ecology course we will explore a variety of amazing strategies by which animals and plants meet winter's challenges. In addition to lectures and discussions, during our regular class time on certain weeks we will have required field labs providing firsthand experience with winter ecology. The only prerequisites are a sense of curiosity for the natural world, warm winter clothing, and the ability to understand basic quantitative material. Not creditable to the biology major.
2132 BIOL-116-01 Biogeography 1.00 LEC Schneider,Craig W. MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA GLB3  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  All species have been distributed to certain environments on Earth, some survived, others did not. This course will study the historical and recent dispersal mechanisms as well as environmental pressures that allow for plants and animal distribution patterns. Evolutionary mechanisms leading to adaptation and recent alien invasions into susceptible environments will be emphasized. Grades will be based upon several exams, short papers, a term paper, and classroom discussions. Not creditable to the biology major.
1945 BIOL-120-01 Genes Clones & Biotechnl 1.00 LEC Fleming,Robert J. MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 60
  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 biology major.
1417 BIOL-175-01 Genome Analysis 1.00 SEM Foster,Lisa-Anne MW: 10:00AM-11:15AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 16
  Prerequisite: C- or better in First-Year Seminar 170, Phage Hunters, and concurrent enrollment in Biology 183L.
  NOTE: This course is only open to students in the Genomics Research Program.
  Students learn the methods of genome analysis using the phage genome sequenced in the course, FYSM 170, Phage Hunt. Students learn how to use bioinformatics software tools and gene databases to identify genes and regulatory sequences and compare them to known viral genomes. Evolutionary relationships between the new and already know viruses may be determined by comparing amino acid sequences of encoded proteins. New genes can be entered into the public gene databases. Students write up and present their scientific results.
1367 BIOL-183-01 Cellular Basis of Life 1.25 LEC Archer,E. Kathleen TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA 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.
1942 BIOL-183-02 Cellular Basis of Life 1.25 LEC Dunlap,Kent D. MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA 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.
1943 BIOL-183-03 Cellular Basis of Life 1.25 LEC Guardiola-Diaz,Hebe M. TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA 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.
1368 BIOL-183-20 Cellular Basis of Life 1.25 LAB O'Donnell,Michael A. T: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA 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.
1369 BIOL-183-21 Cellular Basis of Life 1.25 LAB O'Donnell,Michael A. W: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA 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.
1370 BIOL-183-22 Cellular Basis of Life 1.25 LAB Staff,Trinity W: 6:30PM-9:30PM TBA 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.
1371 BIOL-183-23 Cellular Basis of Life 1.25 LAB Staff,Trinity R: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA 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.
1946 BIOL-222-01 Invertebrate Zoology 1.25 LEC Smedley,Scott R. MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM 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.
1947 BIOL-222-20 Invertebrate Zoology 1.25 LAB Smedley,Scott R. W: 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 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.
1948 BIOL-227-01 Cell Biology 1.25 LEC Foster,Lisa-Anne TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA Y NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182L and Biology 183L, or Permission of Instructor.
  A study of cell structure and function, emphasizing molecular components, metabolism, organelles, motility, and growth and division. The molecular biology of cells and the regulation of cellular processes are emphasized. Laboratory exercises will include light microscopy, molecular cellular experiments, and other experiments in cell biology.
1949 BIOL-227-20 Cell Biology 1.25 LAB Foster,Lisa-Anne T: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA Y NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182L and Biology 183L, or Permission of Instructor.
  A study of cell structure and function, emphasizing molecular components, metabolism, organelles, motility, and growth and division. The molecular biology of cells and the regulation of cellular processes are emphasized. Laboratory exercises will include light microscopy, molecular cellular experiments, and other experiments in cell biology.
1950 BIOL-319-01 Animal Physiology 1.25 LEC Dunlap,Kent D. TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA 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.
1951 BIOL-319-20 Animal Physiology 1.25 LAB Dunlap,Kent D. R: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA 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.
1831 BIOL-336-01 Marine and Frshwtr 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. Biology 215L is recommended.
  A study of the life histories and environmental strategies of aquatic algae, bryophytes, and vascular plants. The course will highlight the physiological problems and anatomical adaptations associated with life in various fluid environments. Fieldwork in a peat bog, Long Island Sound, and fresh-water environments supplements self-designed research projects on reproductive morphology, growth studies, and physiology of selected aquatic plants.
1832 BIOL-336-20 Marine and Frshwtr Botany 1.25 LAB Schneider,Craig W. R: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182L. Biology 215L is recommended.
  A study of the life histories and environmental strategies of aquatic algae, bryophytes, and vascular plants. The course will highlight the physiological problems and anatomical adaptations associated with life in various fluid environments. Fieldwork in a peat bog, Long Island Sound, and fresh-water environments supplements self-designed research projects on reproductive morphology, growth studies, and physiology of selected aquatic plants.
1312 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.
1012 BIOL-404-01 Research Seminar 0.50 SEM Staff,Trinity F: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.
1209 BIOL-419-01 Research in Biology-Lib 0.50 IND TBA TBA TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.
1210 BIOL-425-01 Research in Biology-Lab 0.50 IND TBA TBA TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.
1952 BIOL-464-01 Molecular Genetics 1.00 LEC Fleming,Robert J. T: 6:30PM-9:30PM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.
1217 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.
1218 BIOL-497-01 Honors Thesis 0.50 IND TBA TBA TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.
1205 NESC-201-01 Principles of Neuroscience 1.00 LEC Church,William H.
Raskin,Sarah A.
TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA 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.
1206 NESC-201-20 Principles of Neuroscience-Lab 0.25 LAB Swart,Charles C. R: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.
1753 NESC-201-21 Principles of Neuroscience-Lab 0.25 LAB Swart,Charles C. R: 6:45PM-9:25PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.