BIOLOGY/​ZOOLOGY  101 — ANIMAL BIOLOGY

3 credits.

General biological principles. Topics include: evolution, ecology, animal behavior, cell structure and function, genetics and molecular genetics and the physiology of a variety of organ systems emphasizing function in humans.

BIOLOGY/​ZOOLOGY  102 — ANIMAL BIOLOGY LABORATORY

2 credits.

General concepts of animal biology at an introductory level. The general body plans and strategies used to accomplish the basic tasks of staying alive of 9 major animal groups are studied using preserved and live animals. The diversity within each group of animals is studied by integrating the body plans with the lifestyle and ecology of the animals. The evolutionary relationships between the animals is a major part of the course. Dissections of earthworm, freshwater mussel,squid, sea star, and rat also aid the study of these general principles.

BIOLOGY/​BOTANY  130 — GENERAL BOTANY

5 credits.

Introduction to the basic principles and concepts of the biology of plants. an integrative approach stressing evolutionary sequences and the relationship between structure and function at succeeding levels of organization: molecule, cell, organism, population, community. Correlated lectures, laboratories, and discussions. HS or coll chem crse recommended

BIOLOGY/​BOTANY/​ZOOLOGY  151 — INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY

5 credits.

First semester of a two semester course designed for majors in biological sciences. Topics include: cell structure and function, cellular metabolism (enzymes, respiration, photosynthesis), information flow (DNA, RNA, protein), principles of genetics and selected topics in Animal Physiology. HS chem or concurrent registration in college chemistry strongly advised.

BIOLOGY/​BOTANY/​ZOOLOGY  152 — INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY

5 credits.

Second semester of a two semester course designed for majors in biological sciences. Continuation of 151. Topics include: selected topics in plant physiology, a survey of the five major kingdoms of organisms, speciation and evolutionary theory, and ecology at multiple levels of the biological hierarchy. Not recommended for students with credit already in Zoology/BIOLOGY/​ZOOLOGY  101,102 or Botany/BIOLOGY/​BOTANY  130

BIOLOGY 299 — DIRECTED STUDIES

1-4 credits.

Graded on a letter basis.

BIOLOGY 375 — SPECIAL TOPICS

1-5 credits.

BIOLOGY 399 — INTERNSHIP/FIELD EXPERIENCE

1-8 credits.

Graded on a letter basis.

BIOLOGY/​GENETICS  522 — EVOLUTION SEMINAR SERIES-UNDERGRADUATE

1 credit.

The Evolution Seminar Series exposes students to diverse topics in contemporary evolutionary biology. Most weeks, one or more guest lecturers present their own primary research on a specialized topic in evolutionary biology. Diverse seminars include perspectives from genetics, ecology, geoscience, zoology, botany, microbiology, systematics, molecular biology, and integrative research. Some weeks feature special topics and discussions on pedagogical, legal, outreach, or other issues in evolutionary biology. Students learn to think critically about methodology, experimental design and interpretation, and how conclusions are reached in evolutionary biology by reading primary and secondary literature, attending seminars, discussing topics with speakers and other students, moderating discussions, and preparing a written report.

BIOLOGY/​MICROBIO  525 — ADVANCED BIOLOGICAL LABORATORY PRACTICES: A RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2 credits.

Theory and practice of techniques typically used in microbiological and related biological research; biological experimental data interpretation and analysis; practice writing a research paper, reading primary literature, presenting their work to peers, and self- directing an independent research project (including keeping accurate lab notebooks); critical thinking in controversial scientific research ethics.

BIOLOGY 675 — SPECIAL TOPICS

1-5 credits.

BIOLOGY 681 — SENIOR HONORS THESIS

2-3 credits.

Graded on a letter basis.

BIOLOGY 682 — SENIOR HONORS THESIS

2-3 credits.

Graded on a letter basis.

BIOLOGY 691 — SENIOR THESIS

2-3 credits.

Graded on a letter basis.

BIOLOGY 692 — SENIOR THESIS

2-3 credits.

Graded on a letter basis.

BIOLOGY 699 — DIRECTED STUDIES

1-4 credits.

Graded on a letter basis.