200A-4 Cell and Molecular Biology, Genetics and Evolution. [IAI Course: BIO 901] (Advanced University Core Curriculum Course) Basic concepts and principles of biology; chemistry of life; cell structure and function; energetics and biosynthesis; genetics and molecular biology; and evolution. Three lectures and one 2-hour laboratory per week. For life science majors only. Lab/field trip fee: $30.
200B-4 Organismal and Ecological Biology. [IAI Course: BIO 910] (Advanced University Core Curriculum Course) Basic concepts and principles of biology: organismal diversity (plants, animals, and microorganisms); plant form and function; animal form and function; and ecology. Three lectures and one 2-hour laboratory per week. For life science majors only. Lab/field trip fee: $30.
202-2 Human Genetics and Human Health. (University Core Curriculum) Acquaints the student with the role played by genetic information in human development and disease. Discussion topics will include genetics and human diversity, the interaction of genetic information and the environment, the concept of genetic disease, the mechanisms and ethics of gene therapy, and the possibilities of manipulating the genetic material.
210-2 to 6 Biology Field Studies. A trip of from two to six weeks to acquaint students with organisms in various environments or with methods of field study, collection, and preservation. Students will incur costs for food, lodging, and transportation. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
304-3 Evolution (Advanced University Core Curriculum course) An introductory survey of evolutionary biology emphasizing basic principles, including historical development of evolutionary theory, the genetic mechanisms of evolution, the processes of adaptation and diversification, and the origin and history of major groups of organisms. Prerequisite: BIOL 200A and BIOL 200B.
305-3 Principles of Genetics. Principles of genetics including Mendelism, chromosome behavior, genetic mapping, mutation and allelism, replication, transcription, translation, gene function and regulation, polygenic systems, population genetics and genetics, and genetic applications. Prerequisites: BIOL 200A, B; CHEM 140A, or 200 and 201.
306-3 Cell Biology. The basic functions of the cell are considered. The biochemical basis and mechanisms of cellular processes, functions of subcellular structures, and their ramifications will be explored in the context of plant and animal cells. Prerequisites: BIOL 200A, B; CHEM 140A, or 200 and 201.
307-3 Principles of Ecology. Broad principles of ecology on the organismic, population, community, and ecosystem levels. Includes environmental factors, adaptations, energy and material balance, succession, and human ecology. Prerequisites: MATH 108; BIOL 200A, B; CHEM 140A, or 200 and 201.
309-3 Developmental Biology. Basic principles and processes of embryonic development including contemporary research on molecular, cellular, and genetic mechanisms of differentiation and morphogenesis. Selected plants and animals will be considered. Prerequisites: BIOL 200A, B; CHEM 140A, or 200 and 201.
315-2 History of Biology. The interrelationships between the development of biological knowledge and the history of the human races.