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Course Schedule for BIOLOGY - Spring 2017
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Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
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4661 BIOL-124-01 Genes and Human Disease 1.00 LEC Fournier,Claire T. MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA 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.
4360 BIOL-183-01 Cellular Basis of Life 1.25 LEC Archer,E. Kathleen 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.
4574 BIOL-183-02 Cellular Basis of Life 1.25 LEC O'Donnell,Michael A. 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.
4575 BIOL-183-03 Cellular Basis of Life 1.25 LEC Foster,Lisa-Anne MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM 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.
4361 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.
4362 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.
4363 BIOL-183-22 Cellular Basis of Life 1.25 LAB Fournier,Claire T. 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.
4364 BIOL-183-23 Cellular Basis of Life 1.25 LAB Fournier,Claire T. 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.
4933 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.
4934 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.
5152 BIOL-315-01 Vertebrate Zoology 1.25 LEC Blackburn,Daniel G. TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182 and 183 and Psychology 261 or Permission of Instructor.
  A broad-based survey of the biological diversity and evolution of the vertebrates. Special emphasis will be placed on functional morphology, physiology, paleontology, and ecology, as related to evolutionary history. The laboratory will introduce the student to the fundamentals of vertebrate anatomy through the dissection of such animals as the dogfish shark, the cat, and the lamprey. Other lab exercises will deal with functional analysis and reconstruction of phylogenetic relationships.
5153 BIOL-315-20 Vertebrate Zoology 1.25 LAB Blackburn,Daniel G. T: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182 and 183 and Psychology 261 or Permission of Instructor.
  A broad-based survey of the biological diversity and evolution of the vertebrates. Special emphasis will be placed on functional morphology, physiology, paleontology, and ecology, as related to evolutionary history. The laboratory will introduce the student to the fundamentals of vertebrate anatomy through the dissection of such animals as the dogfish shark, the cat, and the lamprey. Other lab exercises will deal with functional analysis and reconstruction of phylogenetic relationships.
4936 BIOL-319-01 Animal Physiology 1.25 LEC Dunlap,Kent D. MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM 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.
4937 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.
4938 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.
4939 BIOL-336-20 Marine and Frshwtr 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. 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.
4316 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 Dunlap,Kent D. F: 1:15PM-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.
4223 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.
4224 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.
5030 BIOL-460-01 Advanced Topics:Winter Ecology 1.25 LEC Smedley,Scott R. WF: 11:30AM-12:45PM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 333L or Biology 222L, or Permission of Instructor.
  Winter shapes nature in the Northeast. To grasp how organisms cope with winter’s environmental challenges, it is necessary to integrate concepts from a number of biological disciplines ranging from biochemistry, physiology, morphology, behavior, ecology, and evolution. Students will do this by engaging with relevant literature, presenting and discussing papers, conducting field studies, and producing a term paper. The course meets the Writing Emphasis 2 requirement in the biology major. Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 333L or Biology 222L, or Permission of Instructor.
5031 BIOL-460-20 Advanced Topics:Winter Ecology 1.25 LAB Smedley,Scott R. W: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 333L or Biology 222L, or Permission of Instructor.
  Winter shapes nature in the Northeast. To grasp how organisms cope with winter’s environmental challenges, it is necessary to integrate concepts from a number of biological disciplines ranging from biochemistry, physiology, morphology, behavior, ecology, and evolution. Students will do this by engaging with relevant literature, presenting and discussing papers, conducting field studies, and producing a term paper. The course meets the Writing Emphasis 2 requirement in the biology major. Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 333L or Biology 222L, or Permission of Instructor.
4230 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.
4231 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.
4219 NESC-201-01 Principles of Neuroscience 1.00 LEC Blackburn,Daniel G.
Raskin,Sarah A.
Masino,Susan A.
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.
4220 NESC-201-20 Principles of Neuroscience-Lab 0.25 LAB Swart,Charles C. 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.
4541 NESC-201-21 Principles of Neuroscience-Lab 0.25 LAB Swart,Charles C. 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.