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BIOL 453. 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 455. 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, undergraduate learning assistants. May be repeated to a maximum of 3 credits. Departmental approval required for enrollment.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


BIOL 456. Biological Evolution

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: History, evidence, and processes of biological evolution (microevolution, speciation, and macroevolution). Theories on the origin of life.
Prerequisites: BIOL 262
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring


BIOL 457. 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 460. 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 461. Conservation and Management of Animals

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Biology, ecology, population structures, sampling methods, management techniques, life histories and demographic analysis, ecosystems, and conservation of animals.
Prerequisites: BIOL 312
Semester Offered: Fall


BIOL 462. 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 464. 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 465. Principles of Phylogenetics

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Taxonomy, Linnaean system and codes of nomenclature, homology and character analysis, history of systematics, systematic principles, optimality criteria, divergence-time estimation, character evolution, biogeography, macroevolution.
Prerequisites: BIOL 456
Semester Offered: DEMAND


BIOL 466. 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


BIOL 468. Advanced Animal Cell Culture Techniques

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Advanced topics in techniques and theory of culture of animal cells in vitro. Applications to biomedical research and biotechnology. Establish, grow, maintain, preserve, and utilize animal cells. Completion of this course with a grade of "C" or better fulfills the upper division writing requirement for the BES Biology, General Biology, Biomedical Sciences, and Biotechnology progams.
Prerequisites: BIOL 362
Semester Offered: Spring


BIOL 472. Virology

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Morphology, virus-host relationships, diseases, prions and viroids.
Prerequisites: BIOL 362
Semester Offered: Spring


BIOL 474. Neurobiology

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Molecular, cellular and developmental aspects of the nervous system. Sensory, motor, and central systems. Mechanisms of neuropathology.
Prerequisites: BIOL 360
Semester Offered: DEMAND


BIOL 475. Systematic Bioinformatics

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Biological collections, collection stewardship, biological collections databases, networks, cybertaxonomy, taxonomic concepts, ontology, specimen digitization, georeferenced specimens, predictive ecogeographic modeling, genomic databases, genomic partitioning strategies, models of molecular evolution, phylogenomics.
Prerequisites: BIOL 456
Semester Offered: DEMAND


BIOL 476. Developmental Biology

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: The development of multi-cellular organisms at the molecular, cellular, and organismal levels.
Prerequisites: BIOL 360
Semester Offered: Spring


BIOL 477. Advanced Anatomy: Human Dissection

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Detailed regional dissection. Functional and clinical aspects of dissections. Technique and preparation of prosections for introductory courses. By permission only.
Semester Offered: Summer


BIOL 478. Human Physiology

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Physiological processes at the molecular, cellular, and organismal levels.
Prerequisites: BIOL 360, BIOL 366
Semester Offered: Fall


BIOL 480. Human Endocrinology and Reproduction

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Principles of endocrinology at the molecular, cellular, and organismal level and how endocrine factors regulate the reproductive physiology and behavior of humans.
Prerequisites: BIOL 360
Semester Offered: Spring


BIOL 482. Advanced Protein Techniques

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Theory and application of instrumentation in monitoring, quantifying, and isolating proteins. An individual protein purfication project is required.
Prerequisites: BIOL 360, CHEM 311
Semester Offered: Fall


BIOL 483. Histological Techniques

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Theoretical and applied aspects of processing, staining, and evaluating tissues through microscopic study.
Prerequisites: BIOL 364 or permission of instructor.
Semester Offered: Summer


BIOL 484. Advanced DNA Techniques

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Theory, techniques, and instrumentation of genetic engineering and gene analysis.
Prerequisites: BIOL 362, CHEM 480
Semester Offered: Spring


BIOL 486. Immunology

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Humoral and cell-mediated immune responses. Lymphoid tissues, initiation, and regulation of responses, mechanisms of immunopathologies.
Prerequisites: BIOL 360
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring


BIOL 490. 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 491. Invasive Plant Species Management

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Description: Characteristics of invasive species, vectors of introduction and spread, ecological and economic consequences, regional invasive species of concern, management, control and eradication programs, invasions and global climate change
Prerequisites: BIOL 262, BIOL 306
Semester Offered: DEMAND


BIOL 494. Pathophysiology

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Capstone course for students in Biomedical Sciences. Diseases such as cancer, autoimmune, infectious, degenerative, metabolic, and genetic diseases.
Prerequisites: BIOL 360
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring






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