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BIOL 326. Limnology

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Lakes and streams in a watershed setting; historical origin, physical and chemical environment, diversity of plants and animals, field and laboratory limnological sampling methods.
Prerequisites: BIOL 312 or ENVE 327
Semester Offered: DEMAND


BIOL 339. Statistical Design

Credits: 1 View Details
Description: Statistical technique selection, design, and interpretation for biology majors.
Corequisites: STAT 239
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


BIOL 360. Cell Biology

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Major cellular organelles, macromolecular structures and processes at the subcellular/molecular level. Laboratory investigations to enhance skills needed for upper-level biology courses for Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnology, and General Biology.
Prerequisites: BIOL 262; MATH 193 or STAT 193 or higher
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


BIOL 361. Emerging Infectious Diseases

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Emerging pathogenic bacteria, viruses and parasites. Epidemiology, food safety, bioterrorism, public health.
Prerequisites: BIOL 103 or BIOL 151 or BIOL 152
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


BIOL 362. Microbiology

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Survey of microorganisms including viruses and virus-like particles, bacteria, protozoa and fungi with an emphasis on principles important to biologists.
Prerequisites: BIOL 360 or all of BIOL 262, BIOL 306, and CHEM 240.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


BIOL 364. Histology

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Microscopic structure and related functions of mammalian cells, tissues and organs.
Prerequisites: BIOL 151
Semester Offered: Spring


BIOL 366. Human Anatomy

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Examination of tissues, organs and systems. Structure/function relationships and clinical correlations. Standard anatomical learning aids, cadaver dissections, and computer programs. (May not be taken for credit if credit has been received for BIOL 204).
Prerequisites: BIOL 151
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring


BIOL 367. Introductory Pharmacology

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Principles of pharmacology and their relationship to health care. Classification of drugs, basic mechanisms of drug actions and interactions, and calculations for drug administration. For students interested in health professions.
Prerequisites: CHEM 210
Semester Offered: Spring


BIOL 368. Introductory Pathophysiology

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Lectures and group discussion will be utilized to present concepts of pathophysiology. Will study models of normal physiology and changes that occur with stress and disease. Designed for students interested in allied health professions such as nursing.
Prerequisites: BIOL 202, BIOL 204, CHEM 141
Semester Offered: Fall


BIOL 390. Selected Topics in Biology

Credits: 1-4 View Details
Description: Topics announced in schedule of classes. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 credits.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


BIOL 411. Herpetology

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Biology, systematics, anatomy and physiology, ecology, behavior, and conservation of amphibians and non-avian reptiles.
Prerequisites: BIOL 308
Semester Offered: Fall


BIOL 414. Paleobiology

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Ancient life from the Precambrian microorganism through Cenozoic macrofossils. Trace fossils, ancient animals/plants, extinction.
Prerequisites: BIOL 306 or BIOL 308
Semester Offered: DEMAND


BIOL 418. 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 420. Plant Taxonomy

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


BIOL 422. 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 430. 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 434. 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 436. 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
Semester Offered: DEMAND


BIOL 441. Comparative Animal Behavior

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Behavior of animals in their natural environments. Comparative analysis across a range of species and topics.
Prerequisites: BIOL 312
Semester Offered: DEMAND


BIOL 442. 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: DEMAND


BIOL 444. Biology Internship

Credits: 1-16 View Details
Description: Full or part-time participation in industry or a government agency. Arrangements must be made before registration. Maximum of 6 credits may be counted toward major requirements, remaining credits to be used in general electives.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


BIOL 448. Freshwater Ecology

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Aquatic organisms in lakes and streams; lakes and streams as functional units of watersheds; interactions of aquatic organisms with their environment and each other.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


BIOL 449. 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 450. Readings in Biology (Topical)

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Directed readings on selected topics. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 credits toward a degree program as elective credits.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


BIOL 451. Research

Credits: 1-4 View Details
Description: Independent laboratory or field research. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 credits toward a degree program as elective credits.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer






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