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BIOL 501. Credit By Arrangement

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Credit By Arrangement.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


BIOL 502. Biology of Human Aging

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Study and discussion of changes in the physiology and biological processes at the organism, organ, cell and subcellular levels. Part of core requirement in gerontology minor. (Should be addressed by adviser of program.)
Prerequisites: BIOL 103
Semester Offered: Spring


BIOL 508. Nature Study for Teachers

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Class room and outdoor techniques, strategies, and background for studying the natural environment with emphasis on the habitats and natural communities of Central Minnesota.
Semester Offered: Spring


BIOL 514. Paleobiology

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Ancient life from the Precambrian microorganism through Cenozoic macrofossils. Trace fossils, ancient animals/plants, extinction.
Prerequisites: BIOL 214, BIOL 308
Semester Offered: Fall


BIOL 518. Wetland Plant Communities

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: The structure, characteristics, indicator plants, wildlife uses, management, and restoration of wetland and aquatic plant communities.
Prerequisites: BIOL 151, BIOL 152
Semester Offered: Fall


BIOL 520. Plant Taxonomy

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Principles and practice of plant taxonomy including modern technological approaches.
Prerequisites: BIOL 306
Semester Offered: Spring


BIOL 522. Terrestrial and Aquatic Plant Identification

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Field identification and ecological aspects of local terrestrial, wetland, and aquatic vascular plants.
Prerequisites: BIOL 306
Semester Offered: Summer


BIOL 530. Phycology

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: The collection, identification, culture, and study of freshwater algae from diverse habitats; primary production, community interactions, life cycles, and lake phytoplankton and stream phytobenthos assessment.
Prerequisites: BIOL 306, BIOL 312
Semester Offered: DEMAND


BIOL 534. Freshwater Invertebrate Zoology

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Natural history, collection, and classification of local species of freshwater invertebrates, exclusive of planktonic forms and Protozoa.
Prerequisites: BIOL 308, BIOL 312
Semester Offered: DEMAND


BIOL 536. Water Quality

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Water quality monitoring, sampling strategies, and data analysis. Biomonitoring, toxicity, eutrophication, acid deposition, and groundwater quality.
Prerequisites: BIOL 312, BIOL 326, STAT 319
Semester Offered: Fall


BIOL 538. Ecology of Fish Populations

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Ecology and population biology of commonly harvested fishes, sampling methods, management techniques, life histories and demographic analysis, ecosystem associations, legal issues, conservation concerns.
Prerequisites: BIOL 312, BIOL 326, STAT 319
Semester Offered: DEMAND


BIOL 540. Wildlife Management

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Principles of wildlife management with studies of selected species. Completion of this course with a grade of "C" or better fulfills the upper division writing requirement for the BES Biology, General Biology, and Ecology and Field Biology programs.
Prerequisites: BIOL 312
Semester Offered: Fall


BIOL 541. Comparative Animal Behavior

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Behavior of animals in their natural environments. Comparative analysis across a range of species and topics. Completion of this course with a grade of "C" or better fulfills the upper division writing requirement for the BES Biology, General Biology, and Ecology and Field Biology programs.
Semester Offered: Fall


BIOL 542. Wildlife Populations

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Mathematical modeling of population growth, population sampling techniques, and survival/reproduction. Case studies involve theoretical and empirical investigation of single populations, metapopulations, and sources and sinks.
Prerequisites: BIOL 312
Semester Offered: Spring


BIOL 546. Veterinary Ethology

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Etiology and analysis of behavioral pathology in domestic and zoo animals including design and implementation of behavior change strategies.
Semester Offered: Spring


BIOL 549. Field Studies in Biology (Topical)

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Field trips to study the flora, fauna, and ecology of native habitats such as Isle Royal and the Florida Keys. Arranged instructional sessions may be required before or after the trip. Travel expenses required. Permission of instructor. May be repeated, with approval of adviser to a max. of 9 credits.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


BIOL 553. Seminar in Biology (Topical)

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Presentations and discussions by students under guidance of a faculty member. May be repeated to a max. of 4 credits.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


BIOL 555. Practicum (Topical)

Credits: 0-3 View Details
Description: Supervised experience in selected areas such as laboratory management, greenhouse management, animal room management, aquarium management, Museum/herbarium curator. May be repeated to a max. of 3 credits. Departmental approval required for enrollment.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


BIOL 556. Biological Evolution

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: History, evidence, and processes of biological evolution (microevolution, speciation, and macroevolution). Theories on the origin of life. Fulfills upper division writing requirement for the BES Biology, General Biology, Biomedical Sciences, and Ecology and Field Biology programs with grade of C or better.
Prerequisites: BIOL 262
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


BIOL 557. History and Philosophy of Biology

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Origins of science and history of biological discoveries. The development of modern biology. Philosophical bases for the biological sciences.
Semester Offered: Spring


BIOL 558. Biology Topics

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Topics in biology for teachers of science. May be repeated to a maximum of 4 credits.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


BIOL 560. General Parasitology

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Parasite ecology and classification. The relationship of these organisms to diseases of humans and animals.
Prerequisites: BIOL 151, BIOL 152
Semester Offered: Fall


BIOL 562. Medical Microbiology

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Taxonomy, morphology, culture biochemical activities of pathogenic microorganisms and their pathogenic mechanisms and the corresponding host response.
Prerequisites: BIOL 362
Semester Offered: Spring


BIOL 564. Hematology

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Blood cell formation and function, morphology and function. Etiology and lab diagnosis of common hematologic diseases. Mechanisms of hemostasis. Clinical procedures.
Prerequisites: BIOL 151
Semester Offered: Fall


BIOL 566. Microscopy and Image Analysis

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Principles of light microscopy, image acquisition, and analysis including computer measurement and enhancement of images.
Prerequisites: BIOL 151
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


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