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BIOL 505 - Primate Biology (3).
Description: A study of the morphology, behavior, ecology and evolutionary relationships of primates including prosimians, monkeys, apes and hominids. Notes: Offered every odd year in fall. Prerequisites:BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 & 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a min. grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a min. grade of C- in CHEM 105 & 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 or ANTH 202 with permission of instructor OR Graduate Status.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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BIOL 507 - Advanced Environmental Biology (3).
Description: An advanced study of anthropogenic effects on ecosystem structure and function with an emphasis on the primary literature. Notes: Offered periodically. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; BIOL 403, 405, 407, or ENVS 101; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 and 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a minimum grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a min. grade of C- in CHEM 105 and 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 OR Graduate Status
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture, Seminar/Recitation

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BIOL 508 - Invertebrate Biology (4:3:3).
Description: An introduction to the biology of invertebrate animals with emphases on their physiology, anatomy and evolutionary relationships. Notes: Lab Fee: $40. Offered every odd year in spring. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 & 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a min. grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a min. grade of C- in CHEM 105 & 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 or ANTH 202 with permission of instructor OR Graduate Status..
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical, Lecture

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BIOL 510 - Vertebrate Natural History (4:2:4).
Description: A course covering the evolution, distribution, ecology and physiology of all classes of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Notes: Lab Fee: $30. Offered every odd year in spring. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 & 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a min. grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a min. grade of C- in CHEM 105 & 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 or ANTH 202 with permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours
4.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies, Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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BIOL 511 - Ornithology (4:2:4).
Description: A lecture and field course in bird evolution, ecology, behavior and field identification. Notes: Lab Fee: $35. Offered in summer. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 & 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a min. grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a min. grade of C- in CHEM 105 & 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 or ANTH 202 with permission of instructor OR Graduate Status.
4.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
6.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies, Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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BIOL 513 - Organic Evolution (3).
Description: A study of the mechanisms of change in the genetic constitution of populations over time (microevolution) as well as change above the population level (macroevolution). Notes: Offered in fall. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, 206, 300 (all with a C or better), and 317; CHEM 106 and 108.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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BIOL 515 - Environmental Biology (4:3:3).
Description: A study of the ways by which human activity alters natural ecosystems and affects human health. Notes: Lab Fee: $50. Offered in spring. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, 206 and 300 (all with a C or better); CHEM 106 and 108.
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies, Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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BIOL 515H - Environmental Biology Lab
Description: A study of the ways by which human activity alters natural ecosystems and affects human health. Notes: Lab Fee: $50. Offered in spring. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, 206 and 300 (all with a C or better); CHEM 106 and 108.
4.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
6.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies, Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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BIOL 517 - Human Genetics (3).
Description: A comprehensive study of human genetics, especially covering the area of single gene defects, chromosome disorders, cancer, multifactorial inheritance, immunogenetics, behavior and populations. Notes: Offered variable times. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 & 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a min. grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a min. grade of C- in CHEM 105 & 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 or ANTH 202 with permission of instructor OR Graduate Status.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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BIOL 518 - Animal Behavior (3).
Description: A study of the mechanisms and patterns of animal activity, including principles of neurobiology, behavioral development and behavioral ecology, all in an evolutionary context. Notes: Offered every even year in spring. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 & 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a min. grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a min. grade of C- in CHEM 105 & 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 or ANTH 202 with permission of instructor OR Graduate Status.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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BIOL 519 - Mechanisms of Disease (3).
Description: A study of disease cause and progression in humans and animal models at the cellular, molecular and organismal levels. Notes: Offered in fall of even years. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; BIOL 315; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 and 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a minimum grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a min. grade of C- in CHEM 105 and 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 OR Graduate Status.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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BIOL 522 - Immunology (4:3:3).
Description: A study of immunity, of the nature and molecular aspects of the immune response, and of antibodies in the laboratory. Notes: Lab Fee: $55. Offered in spring. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; BIOL 315; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 and 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a minimum grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- in CHEM 105 and 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 OR Graduate Status.
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical, Lecture

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BIOL 522H - Immunology (4:3:3).
Description: A study of immunity, of the nature and molecular aspects of the immune response, and of antibodies in the laboratory. Notes: Lab Fee: $55. Offered in spring. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; BIOL 315; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 and 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a minimum grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- in CHEM 105 and 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 OR Graduate Status.
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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BIOL 524 - Advanced Botany (3).
Description: Relationship of morphology and physiology to environmental factors that limit plant distribution and growth. Notes: Lab Fee: $35. Offered periodically. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 & 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a min. grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a min. grade of C- in CHEM 105 & 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 or ANTH 202 with permission of instructor OR Graduate Status.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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BIOL 525 - Mycology (4:3:3).
Description: Survey of major fungal toxins with emphasis on field collection, identification, structural and functional studies; and methods of laboratory culture and experimentation. Notes: Lab Fee: $35. Offered periodically. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 & 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a min. grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a min. grade of C- in CHEM 105 & 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 or ANTH 202 with permission of instructor OR Graduate Status.
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical, Lecture

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BIOL 526 - Applied Microbiology (4:3:3).
Description: Examination of the technological and natural uses of microorganisms in medicine, food industry, agriculture and other fields of applied science. Notes: Lab Fee: $30. Offered in spring. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; BIOL 310; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 and 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a minimum grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- in CHEM 105 and 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 OR Graduate Status
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical, Lecture

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BIOL 528 - Biology of Bone (4:3:3).
Description: Bones are lightweight, stiff, strong, yet relatively elastic structures that have to do many things: support our body, grow, resist forces, anchor muscles, and house marrow. This course will explore how bones grow, function, evolve, and adapt to loading. The laboratory portion includes gross bone anatomy, histology, and discussing recent key scientific publications. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; BIOL 307 or 308; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 and 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a minimum grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- in CHEM 105 and 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 OR Graduate Status. Notes: Offered in spring. Lab Fee: $30.
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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BIOL 529 - Stem Cell Biology (4:3:3).
Description: An advanced course that explores stem cells and closely related topics through student-led presentations of current, high-impact primary literature. Cell types covered include embryonic stem cells, iPS cells, and a variety of somatic stem cells. Additional topics include stem cell-based therapies, biomaterials, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, and cloning, as well as the social, political, and ethical issues surrounding stem cells. Lab work includes the design and execution of a hypothesis-driven research project using cultured mesenchymal stem cells. Prerequisite: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; BIOL 315; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 and 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a minimum grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- in CHEM 105 and 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 OR Graduate Status. Notes: Lab Fee: $75. Offered every odd year in spring
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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BIOL 530 - Current Methods in Microscopy (4:2:6).
Description: Introduction to theory and methods used in studying biological specimens by microscopy, including electron microscopy, fluorescence microscopy, and confocal microscopy. Notes: Lab Fee: $60. Offered every even year in fall. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 & 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a min. grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a min. grade of C- in CHEM 105 & 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 or ANTH 202 with permission of instructor OR Graduate Status.
4.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours
6.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical, Lecture

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BIOL 539 - Neuroscience and Disease (3).
Description: A study of the functions of the brain and nervous system and the etiology of neurological disease. This course will analyze several significant topics in neuroscience and neurological disease in depth, providing a greater perspective into the study of neuroscience. The course will use the scientific literature to examine seminal work and significant advances leading to the current state of the field, with an emphasis on critical analysis. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; BIOL 315, 316, or 317; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 and 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a minimum grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- in CHEM 105, 106, and 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 OR Graduate Status. Notes: Offered in fall of even years.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture, Seminar/Recitation

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BIOL 540 - Special Topics in Biology (3).
Description: A detailed examination of specific subjects in biology. Notes: May be retaken for credit when different subjects are taught. Offered variable times. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 & 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a min. grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a min. grade of C- in CHEM 105 & 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 or ANTH 202 with permission of instructor OR Graduate Status.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

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BIOL 540H - Special Topics in Biology (3)
Description: A detailed examination of specific subjects in biology. Notes: May be retaken for credit when different subjects are taught. Offered variable times. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 & 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a min. grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a min. grade of C- in CHEM 105 & 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 or ANTH 202 with permission of instructor OR Graduate Status.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

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BIOL 551 - Conservation Biology (3).
Description: An advanced course which explores current and historical factors which give rise to and threaten biodiversity in ecosystems. This course is rooted in ecology, evolution, and genetics, incorporating information and approaches from population and community ecology, population genetics, biogeography, and systematics. The course will consider the effects of humans on habitats and our species' role in the process of extinction along with our efforts to conserve and protect habitats through establishment of parks, reserves, and other conservation strategies. The course will connect scientific approaches to conservation to a consideration of the social, political, and ethical components of such efforts. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 & 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a min. grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a min. grade of C- in CHEM 105 & 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 or ANTH 202 with permission of instructor OR Graduate Status. Notes: Lab Fee: $5. Offered in spring.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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BIOL 551H - Conservation Biology (3).
Description: An advanced course which explores current and historical factors which give rise to and threaten biodiversity in ecosystems. This course is rooted in ecology, evolution, and genetics, incorporating information and approaches from population and community ecology, population genetics, biogeography, and systematics. The course will consider the effects of humans on habitats and our species' role in the process of extinction along with our efforts to conserve and protect habitats through establishment of parks, reserves, and other conservation strategies. The course will connect scientific approaches to conservation to a consideration of the social, political, and ethical components of such efforts. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 & 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a min. grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a min. grade of C- in CHEM 105 & 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 or ANTH 202 with permission of instructor OR Graduate Status. Notes: Lab Fee: $5. Offered in spring.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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BIOL 552A - Conservation Biology Practicum A. Travel Field Conservation Biology (3:0:3).
Description: A field course in the methods of conservation biology, which will explore theoretical and practical approaches to conservation biology. Students will learn conservation field methodology by carrying out research projects and will examine how biological and socio-political factors are intertwined in conservation efforts. This course requires travel outside the Carolinas. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; BIOL 551; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 and 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a minimum grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- in CHEM 105 and 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 OR Graduate Status. Corequisite: BIOL 551, if not already completed. Notes: Fees include the cost of travel to and lodging at the field site. Offered periodically.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies, Laboratory/Clinical

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BIOL 552B - Conservation Biology Practicum B. Field Conservation Biology in the Local Community (3:0:3).
Description: A field course in the methods of conservation biology which will explore the theoretical and practical approaches to conservation biology in the local community. A key component of the course will be to examine how biological and socio-political factors are intertwined in all conservation efforts and to consider the roles of all levels of participants in conservation efforts. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; BIOL 551; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 and 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a minimum grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- in CHEM 105 and 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 OR Graduate Status. Corequisite: BIOL 551, if not already completed. Notes: Lab Fee: $5. Offered periodically.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies, Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical, Practicum/Cooperative edu

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BIOL 555 - Molecular Biology (3).
Description: A comprehensive, one-semester study of the molecular basis of life. The course includes the structure and function of macromolecules, synthesis and interactions of biologically important molecules, molecular genetics, biochemical energetics, enzymatics, and molecular mechanisms in biological systems. This course is intended for students who plan to enter into a health-professional graduate program (medical school, veterinary school, dental school, medical technology), or a graduate program in biology. Notes: Offered in fall. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 & 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a min. grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a min. grade of C- in CHEM 105 & 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 or ANTH 202 with permission of instructor OR Graduate Status
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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BIOL 560 - Bioinformatics (3).
Description: An introduction to the application of computing tools for the study of macromolecules and the reconstruction of the evolutionary history of genes and organisms. This course will apply the use of computer algorithms and computer databases to study proteins, genes, and genomes. Notes: Offered every even year in fall. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; BIOL 315, 316, 317, or 555; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 and 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a minimum grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- in CHEM 105 and 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 OR Graduate Status.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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BIOL 570 - Introduction to Biological Statistics (3).
Description: This is a course for undergraduate biology students to learn the rudiments of modeling, hypothesis testing and using appropriate statistical tests to analyze data. The class is designed to teach the practical aspects of these processes, although we will explore a bit of the underlying theory of statistical analysis. Prerequisite: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 & 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a min. grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a min. grade of C- in CHEM 105 & 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 or ANTH 202 with permission of instructor OR Graduate Status. Notes: Students cannot get credit for both BIOL 570 and 670. Offered in spring.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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BIOL 599 - General Biology Elective

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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BIOL 601 - Theory and Method in Biology (3).
Description: This course is intended to introduce graduate students to the basic research and communication techniques of biology. Students will also examine key philosophical and ethical issues in biology today. Notes: Offered in fall. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture, Seminar/Recitation

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BIOL 605 - Bioethics (3).
Description: This course uses lectures, seminars, and case study discussions to review ethical standards for scientists and ethical issues in biology and medicine.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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BIOL 610 - Recent Advances in Molecular and Cellular Biology (3).
Description: A seminar course with reports and readings that deal with significant recent developments in molecular and cellular biology. Notes: Offered in fall and spring. Prerequisites: 18 hours of biology.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

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BIOL 611 - Recent Advances in Organismic and Developmental Biology (3).
Description: A seminar course with reports and readings that deal with significant recent developments in organismic and developmental biology. Notes: Offered in fall and spring. Prerequisites: 18 hours of biology.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

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BIOL 612 - Recent Advances in Environmental and Evolutionary Biology (3).
Description: A seminar course with reports and readings that deal with significant recent developments in environmental and evolutionary biology. Notes: Offered in fall and spring. Prerequisites: 18 hours of biology.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

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BIOL 620 - Supervised Laboratory Instruction (3:6).
Description: Students work directly with a faculty member in the instruction of the laboratory activities of selected BIOL and SCIE courses. Notes: A grade of S or U is recorded. Offered in fall, spring and summer.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
6.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical

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BIOL 629 - Advanced Topics in Cellular/Molecular Biology (3).
Description: An in-depth study of selected topics in cellular and molecular biology, comprising both lecture and seminar-style discussion of recent research literature. Laboratory sections, when offered, emphasize the experimental application of modern molecular techniques. Notes: Offered in fall and spring. May be retaken for additional credit with permission of adviser or chair, Department of Biology. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. Corequisites: Biology 630 when offered in the same semester.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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BIOL 630 - Advanced Cellular and Molecular Biology Lab (1:0-3).
Description: A laboratory course which accompanies Biology 629 in some semesters. The course will cover cellular physiology or offer advanced techniques in molecular biology. Notes: Lab Fee: $35. Offered in fall and spring.
1.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical

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BIOL 631 - Advanced Topics in Organismal and Developmental Biology (3).
Description: Course topics will vary from semester to semester. Topics will include advanced animal social behavior, invertebrate biology and advanced instruction in developmental biology. Notes: Offered in fall and spring. May be retaken for additional credit with permissi on of advisor or chair, Department of Biology. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

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BIOL 632 - Advanced Topics in Ecology/Evolutionary Biology (3).
Description: Course will vary from semester to semester. Course topics will include plant ecology, insect ecology, human ecology and advanced evolutionary biology. Notes: Offered in fall and spring. May be retaken for additional credit with the permission of advisor or chair, Department of Biology. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

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BIOL 633 - Advanced Topics in Physiology/Integrative Biology (3).
Description: An in-depth study of selected homeostatic mechanisms in animals, comprising both lecture and seminar-style discussion of recent research literature. Notes: Offered in fall and spring. May be retaken for additional credit with permission of advisor or chair, Department of Biology. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture, Seminar/Recitation

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BIOL 640 - Readings in Biology (1:1).
Description: A seminar in which a book or series of research papers will be read and discussed with reference to important current issues in biology. Notes: May be retaken for additional credit. A grade of S or U is recorded. Offered in fall and spring. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
1.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
1.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

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BIOL 670 - Biological Statistics (3).
Description: This course is designed to give biology graduate students a better understanding of statistical analysis and hypothesis testing and is especially intended for biology master's thesis students. The class will emphasize practical methodology and will address the tests most commonly used in biological research, especially those employed by standard statistical programs and packages. Prerequisite: BIOL 601 with B or better. Notes: Offered in spring.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Seminar/Recitation

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BIOL 671 - Graduate Research in Biology (3).
Description: Graduate students participate in scholarly research with a graduate faculty member. Notes: Lab Fee: $30. Open to non-thesis students only. Offered fall, spring and summer. Prerequisites: Graduate standing.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
6.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical

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BIOL 672X - Graduate Research in Biology (0).
Description: Graduate students participate in scholarly research with a graduate faculty member.
0.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
6.000 Lab hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical

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BIOL 695 - Thesis (3).
Description: Faculty directed student research, offered individually, culminating in a written thesis for the MS in biology degree. Notes: Lab Fee: $30. Offered in fall, spring and summer. Prerequisite(s): Completion of BIOL 601 with a grade of B or better is required.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Thesis

Biology Department

BIOL 696 - Thesis (3).
Description: Faculty-directed student research, offered individually, culminating in a written thesis for the MS in Biology degree. Notes: Lab Fee: $30. Offered in fall, spring and summer. Prerequisites: Student must file a signed thesis proposal and thesis committee form with the Deparment Graduate director before enrolling in this class.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Thesis

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BIOL 697 - Presentation of Biological Research (1).
Description: Students will prepare a seminar presentation based on thesis research and will present it as a part of the departmental seminar series. Notes: A grade of S or U is recorded. Offered in fall, spring and summer. Prerequisites: Thesis option and permission of instructor.
1.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
1.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Thesis

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BIOL 699 - General Biology Elective

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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