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BIOL0140A-S12

CRN: 21153

Ecology and Evolution

Ecology and Evolution
In this introduction to ecology and evolutionary biology we will cover the topics of interspecific interactions (competition, predation, mutualism), demography and life-history patterns, succession and disturbance in natural communities, species diversity, stability and complexity, causes of evolutionary change, speciation, phylogenetic reconstruction, and population genetics. The laboratory component will examine lecture topics in detail (such as measuring the evolutionary response of bacteria, adaptations of stream invertebrates to life in moving water, invasive species and their patterns of spread). We will emphasize experimental design, data collection in the field and in the laboratory, data analysis, and writing skills. 3 hrs. lect./disc./3 hrs. lab

BIOL0140Q-S12

CRN: 22333

Ecology and Evolution
Discussion

Ecology and Evolution
In this introduction to ecology and evolutionary biology we will cover the topics of interspecific interactions (competition, predation, mutualism), demography and life-history patterns, succession and disturbance in natural communities, species diversity, stability and complexity, causes of evolutionary change, speciation, phylogenetic reconstruction, and population genetics. The laboratory component will examine lecture topics in detail (such as measuring the evolutionary response of bacteria, adaptations of stream invertebrates to life in moving water, invasive species and their patterns of spread). We will emphasize experimental design, data collection in the field and in the laboratory, data analysis, and writing skills. 3 hrs. lect./disc./3 hrs. lab

BIOL0140R-S12

CRN: 22334

Ecology and Evolution
Discussion

Ecology and Evolution
In this introduction to ecology and evolutionary biology we will cover the topics of interspecific interactions (competition, predation, mutualism), demography and life-history patterns, succession and disturbance in natural communities, species diversity, stability and complexity, causes of evolutionary change, speciation, phylogenetic reconstruction, and population genetics. The laboratory component will examine lecture topics in detail (such as measuring the evolutionary response of bacteria, adaptations of stream invertebrates to life in moving water, invasive species and their patterns of spread). We will emphasize experimental design, data collection in the field and in the laboratory, data analysis, and writing skills. 3 hrs. lect./disc./3 hrs. lab

BIOL0140S-S12

CRN: 22335

Ecology and Evolution
Discussion

Ecology and Evolution
In this introduction to ecology and evolutionary biology we will cover the topics of interspecific interactions (competition, predation, mutualism), demography and life-history patterns, succession and disturbance in natural communities, species diversity, stability and complexity, causes of evolutionary change, speciation, phylogenetic reconstruction, and population genetics. The laboratory component will examine lecture topics in detail (such as measuring the evolutionary response of bacteria, adaptations of stream invertebrates to life in moving water, invasive species and their patterns of spread). We will emphasize experimental design, data collection in the field and in the laboratory, data analysis, and writing skills. 3 hrs. lect./disc./3 hrs. lab

BIOL0140T-S12

CRN: 22336

Ecology and Evolution
Discussion

Ecology and Evolution
In this introduction to ecology and evolutionary biology we will cover the topics of interspecific interactions (competition, predation, mutualism), demography and life-history patterns, succession and disturbance in natural communities, species diversity, stability and complexity, causes of evolutionary change, speciation, phylogenetic reconstruction, and population genetics. The laboratory component will examine lecture topics in detail (such as measuring the evolutionary response of bacteria, adaptations of stream invertebrates to life in moving water, invasive species and their patterns of spread). We will emphasize experimental design, data collection in the field and in the laboratory, data analysis, and writing skills. 3 hrs. lect./disc./3 hrs. lab

BIOL0140V-S12

CRN: 21155

Ecology and Evolution
Ecology and Evolution Lab

Ecology and Evolution
In this introduction to ecology and evolutionary biology we will cover the topics of interspecific interactions (competition, predation, mutualism), demography and life-history patterns, succession and disturbance in natural communities, species diversity, stability and complexity, causes of evolutionary change, speciation, phylogenetic reconstruction, and population genetics. The laboratory component will examine lecture topics in detail (such as measuring the evolutionary response of bacteria, adaptations of stream invertebrates to life in moving water, invasive species and their patterns of spread). We will emphasize experimental design, data collection in the field and in the laboratory, data analysis, and writing skills. 3 hrs. lect./disc./3 hrs. lab

BIOL0140W-S12

CRN: 21156

Ecology and Evolution
Ecology and Evolution Lab

Ecology and Evolution
In this introduction to ecology and evolutionary biology we will cover the topics of interspecific interactions (competition, predation, mutualism), demography and life-history patterns, succession and disturbance in natural communities, species diversity, stability and complexity, causes of evolutionary change, speciation, phylogenetic reconstruction, and population genetics. The laboratory component will examine lecture topics in detail (such as measuring the evolutionary response of bacteria, adaptations of stream invertebrates to life in moving water, invasive species and their patterns of spread). We will emphasize experimental design, data collection in the field and in the laboratory, data analysis, and writing skills. 3 hrs. lect./disc./3 hrs. lab

BIOL0140X-S12

CRN: 21157

Ecology and Evolution
Ecology and Evolution Lab

Ecology and Evolution
In this introduction to ecology and evolutionary biology we will cover the topics of interspecific interactions (competition, predation, mutualism), demography and life-history patterns, succession and disturbance in natural communities, species diversity, stability and complexity, causes of evolutionary change, speciation, phylogenetic reconstruction, and population genetics. The laboratory component will examine lecture topics in detail (such as measuring the evolutionary response of bacteria, adaptations of stream invertebrates to life in moving water, invasive species and their patterns of spread). We will emphasize experimental design, data collection in the field and in the laboratory, data analysis, and writing skills. 3 hrs. lect./disc./3 hrs. lab

BIOL0140Y-S12

CRN: 21930

Ecology and Evolution
Ecology and Evolution Lab

Ecology and Evolution
In this introduction to ecology and evolutionary biology we will cover the topics of interspecific interactions (competition, predation, mutualism), demography and life-history patterns, succession and disturbance in natural communities, species diversity, stability and complexity, causes of evolutionary change, speciation, phylogenetic reconstruction, and population genetics. The laboratory component will examine lecture topics in detail (such as measuring the evolutionary response of bacteria, adaptations of stream invertebrates to life in moving water, invasive species and their patterns of spread). We will emphasize experimental design, data collection in the field and in the laboratory, data analysis, and writing skills. 3 hrs. lect./disc./3 hrs. lab

BIOL0140Z-S12

CRN: 21161

Ecology and Evolution
Ecology and Evolution Lab

Ecology and Evolution
In this introduction to ecology and evolutionary biology we will cover the topics of interspecific interactions (competition, predation, mutualism), demography and life-history patterns, succession and disturbance in natural communities, species diversity, stability and complexity, causes of evolutionary change, speciation, phylogenetic reconstruction, and population genetics. The laboratory component will examine lecture topics in detail (such as measuring the evolutionary response of bacteria, adaptations of stream invertebrates to life in moving water, invasive species and their patterns of spread). We will emphasize experimental design, data collection in the field and in the laboratory, data analysis, and writing skills. 3 hrs. lect./disc./3 hrs. lab

BIOL0145A-S12

CRN: 21137

Cell Biology and Genetics

Cell Biology and Genetics
In this introduction to modern cellular, genetic, and molecular biology we will explore life science concepts with an emphasis on their integral nature and evolutionary relationships. Topics covered will include cell membrane structure and function, metabolism, cell motility and division, genome structure and replication, the regulation of gene expression and protein production, genotype to phenotype relationship, and basic principles of inheritance. Major concepts will be illustrated using a broad range of examples from plants, animals, and microorganisms. Current topics in biology will be integrated into the course as they arise. 3 hrs. lect./1 hr. disc./3 hrs. lab

BIOL0145Q-S12

CRN: 21858

Cell Biology and Genetics
Discussion

Cell Biology and Genetics
In this introduction to modern cellular, genetic, and molecular biology we will explore life science concepts with an emphasis on their integral nature and evolutionary relationships. Topics covered will include cell membrane structure and function, metabolism, cell motility and division, genome structure and replication, the regulation of gene expression and protein production, genotype to phenotype relationship, and basic principles of inheritance. Major concepts will be illustrated using a broad range of examples from plants, animals, and microorganisms. Current topics in biology will be integrated into the course as they arise. 3 hrs. lect./1 hr. disc./3 hrs. lab

BIOL0145R-S12

CRN: 21859

Cell Biology and Genetics
Discussion

Cell Biology and Genetics
In this introduction to modern cellular, genetic, and molecular biology we will explore life science concepts with an emphasis on their integral nature and evolutionary relationships. Topics covered will include cell membrane structure and function, metabolism, cell motility and division, genome structure and replication, the regulation of gene expression and protein production, genotype to phenotype relationship, and basic principles of inheritance. Major concepts will be illustrated using a broad range of examples from plants, animals, and microorganisms. Current topics in biology will be integrated into the course as they arise. 3 hrs. lect./1 hr. disc./3 hrs. lab

BIOL0145S-S12

CRN: 21860

Cell Biology and Genetics
Discussion

Cell Biology and Genetics
In this introduction to modern cellular, genetic, and molecular biology we will explore life science concepts with an emphasis on their integral nature and evolutionary relationships. Topics covered will include cell membrane structure and function, metabolism, cell motility and division, genome structure and replication, the regulation of gene expression and protein production, genotype to phenotype relationship, and basic principles of inheritance. Major concepts will be illustrated using a broad range of examples from plants, animals, and microorganisms. Current topics in biology will be integrated into the course as they arise. 3 hrs. lect./1 hr. disc./3 hrs. lab

BIOL0145T-S12

CRN: 21861

Cell Biology and Genetics
Discussion

Cell Biology and Genetics
In this introduction to modern cellular, genetic, and molecular biology we will explore life science concepts with an emphasis on their integral nature and evolutionary relationships. Topics covered will include cell membrane structure and function, metabolism, cell motility and division, genome structure and replication, the regulation of gene expression and protein production, genotype to phenotype relationship, and basic principles of inheritance. Major concepts will be illustrated using a broad range of examples from plants, animals, and microorganisms. Current topics in biology will be integrated into the course as they arise. 3 hrs. lect./1 hr. disc./3 hrs. lab

BIOL0145U-S12

CRN: 21215

Cell Biology and Genetics
Cell Biology and Genetics Lab

Cell Biology and Genetics
In this introduction to modern cellular, genetic, and molecular biology we will explore life science concepts with an emphasis on their integral nature and evolutionary relationships. Topics covered will include cell membrane structure and function, metabolism, cell motility and division, genome structure and replication, the regulation of gene expression and protein production, genotype to phenotype relationship, and basic principles of inheritance. Major concepts will be illustrated using a broad range of examples from plants, animals, and microorganisms. Current topics in biology will be integrated into the course as they arise. 3 hrs. lect./1 hr. disc./3 hrs. lab

BIOL0145V-S12

CRN: 21162

Cell Biology and Genetics
Cell Biology and Genetics Lab

Cell Biology and Genetics
In this introduction to modern cellular, genetic, and molecular biology we will explore life science concepts with an emphasis on their integral nature and evolutionary relationships. Topics covered will include cell membrane structure and function, metabolism, cell motility and division, genome structure and replication, the regulation of gene expression and protein production, genotype to phenotype relationship, and basic principles of inheritance. Major concepts will be illustrated using a broad range of examples from plants, animals, and microorganisms. Current topics in biology will be integrated into the course as they arise. 3 hrs. lect./1 hr. disc./3 hrs. lab

BIOL0145W-S12

CRN: 21166

Cell Biology and Genetics
Cell Biology and Genetics Lab

Cell Biology and Genetics
In this introduction to modern cellular, genetic, and molecular biology we will explore life science concepts with an emphasis on their integral nature and evolutionary relationships. Topics covered will include cell membrane structure and function, metabolism, cell motility and division, genome structure and replication, the regulation of gene expression and protein production, genotype to phenotype relationship, and basic principles of inheritance. Major concepts will be illustrated using a broad range of examples from plants, animals, and microorganisms. Current topics in biology will be integrated into the course as they arise. 3 hrs. lect./1 hr. disc./3 hrs. lab

BIOL0145X-S12

CRN: 21168

Cell Biology and Genetics
Cell Biology and Genetics Lab

Cell Biology and Genetics
In this introduction to modern cellular, genetic, and molecular biology we will explore life science concepts with an emphasis on their integral nature and evolutionary relationships. Topics covered will include cell membrane structure and function, metabolism, cell motility and division, genome structure and replication, the regulation of gene expression and protein production, genotype to phenotype relationship, and basic principles of inheritance. Major concepts will be illustrated using a broad range of examples from plants, animals, and microorganisms. Current topics in biology will be integrated into the course as they arise. 3 hrs. lect./1 hr. disc./3 hrs. lab

BIOL0145Y-S12

CRN: 21931

Cell Biology and Genetics
Cell Biology and Genetics Lab

Cell Biology and Genetics
In this introduction to modern cellular, genetic, and molecular biology we will explore life science concepts with an emphasis on their integral nature and evolutionary relationships. Topics covered will include cell membrane structure and function, metabolism, cell motility and division, genome structure and replication, the regulation of gene expression and protein production, genotype to phenotype relationship, and basic principles of inheritance. Major concepts will be illustrated using a broad range of examples from plants, animals, and microorganisms. Current topics in biology will be integrated into the course as they arise. 3 hrs. lect./1 hr. disc./3 hrs. lab

BIOL0145Z-S12

CRN: 21169

Cell Biology and Genetics
Cell Biology and Genetics Lab

Cell Biology and Genetics
In this introduction to modern cellular, genetic, and molecular biology we will explore life science concepts with an emphasis on their integral nature and evolutionary relationships. Topics covered will include cell membrane structure and function, metabolism, cell motility and division, genome structure and replication, the regulation of gene expression and protein production, genotype to phenotype relationship, and basic principles of inheritance. Major concepts will be illustrated using a broad range of examples from plants, animals, and microorganisms. Current topics in biology will be integrated into the course as they arise. 3 hrs. lect./1 hr. disc./3 hrs. lab

BIOL0202A-S12

CRN: 21750

Comparative Vertebrate Biology

Comparative Vertebrate Biology
This course will explore the evolution of the vertebrate classes and the adaptations that allow them to live in almost every habitat on Earth. We will study the phylogeny, anatomy, physiology, and ecology of the major extinct and extant taxa of vertebrates and discuss how each group solves the problems of finding food, finding mates, and avoiding predators. Laboratory exercises will focus on the comparative anatomy of a cartilaginous fish (the dogfish shark) and a mammal (the cat). Students will learn to identify the anatomical structures of the vertebrate body and observe the evolutionary homologies. Occasional field trips will introduce the local vertebrate fauna in their natural habitat. (BIOL 0140 or BIOL 0145) 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. lab

BIOL0202Y-S12

CRN: 21873

Comparative Vertebrate Biology
Comparative Vert. Biology Lab

Comparative Vertebrate Biology
This course will explore the evolution of the vertebrate classes and the adaptations that allow them to live in almost every habitat on Earth. We will study the phylogeny, anatomy, physiology, and ecology of the major extinct and extant taxa of vertebrates and discuss how each group solves the problems of finding food, finding mates, and avoiding predators. Laboratory exercises will focus on the comparative anatomy of a cartilaginous fish (the dogfish shark) and a mammal (the cat). Students will learn to identify the anatomical structures of the vertebrate body and observe the evolutionary homologies. Occasional field trips will introduce the local vertebrate fauna in their natural habitat. (BIOL 0140 or BIOL 0145) 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. lab

BIOL0202Z-S12

CRN: 21874

Comparative Vertebrate Biology
Comparative Vert. Biology Lab

Comparative Vertebrate Biology
This course will explore the evolution of the vertebrate classes and the adaptations that allow them to live in almost every habitat on Earth. We will study the phylogeny, anatomy, physiology, and ecology of the major extinct and extant taxa of vertebrates and discuss how each group solves the problems of finding food, finding mates, and avoiding predators. Laboratory exercises will focus on the comparative anatomy of a cartilaginous fish (the dogfish shark) and a mammal (the cat). Students will learn to identify the anatomical structures of the vertebrate body and observe the evolutionary homologies. Occasional field trips will introduce the local vertebrate fauna in their natural habitat. (BIOL 0140 or BIOL 0145) 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. lab

BIOL0216A-S12

CRN: 20851

Animal Behavior

Animal Behavior
The behavior of animals primarily from an ethological perspective, with respect to genetics, physiology, evolution, and other biological factors. The course follows the history and methods of studying individual and social behaviors like feeding, courtship, mating, parental care, defense, predation, and migration. We examine live animals in the field and lab to illustrate such processes as instinct, learning, and communication. Discussion topics include behaviorism, intelligence, and sociobiology, analytical methods from tracking animals in the field to computerized motion analysis in the lab are utilized, and students design their own research projects. Oral, written, and independent projects are required. (BIOL 0140 or BIOL 0145) 2.5 hrs. lect./1 hr. video screen./3 hrs lab

BIOL0216Y-S12

CRN: 20852

Animal Behavior
Animal Behavior Lab

Animal Behavior
The behavior of animals primarily from an ethological perspective, with respect to genetics, physiology, evolution, and other biological factors. The course follows the history and methods of studying individual and social behaviors like feeding, courtship, mating, parental care, defense, predation, and migration. We examine live animals in the field and lab to illustrate such processes as instinct, learning, and communication. Discussion topics include behaviorism, intelligence, and sociobiology, analytical methods from tracking animals in the field to computerized motion analysis in the lab are utilized, and students design their own research projects. Oral, written, and independent projects are required. (BIOL 0140 or BIOL 0145) 2.5 hrs. lect./1 hr. video screen./3 hrs lab

BIOL0216Z-S12

CRN: 20853

Animal Behavior
Animal Behavior Lab

Animal Behavior
The behavior of animals primarily from an ethological perspective, with respect to genetics, physiology, evolution, and other biological factors. The course follows the history and methods of studying individual and social behaviors like feeding, courtship, mating, parental care, defense, predation, and migration. We examine live animals in the field and lab to illustrate such processes as instinct, learning, and communication. Discussion topics include behaviorism, intelligence, and sociobiology, analytical methods from tracking animals in the field to computerized motion analysis in the lab are utilized, and students design their own research projects. Oral, written, and independent projects are required. (BIOL 0140 or BIOL 0145) 2.5 hrs. lect./1 hr. video screen./3 hrs lab

BIOL0230A-S12

CRN: 22130

Global Change Biology

Global Change Biology
We will examine the effects of global change (climate and land use change) on ecosystems. Our emphasis will be on exploring what we know about global change biology, and also how we know it: how do biologists study processes on a global scale? How can we accurately predict future changes in ecosystems? We will also investigate biological feedbacks on the earth system: how changes in the composition of ecosystems and the rate of basic ecosystem processes (photosynthesis, respiration) may alter the climate of the earth. (BIOL 0140) 3 hrs lect/1 hr disc.

BIOL0230Y-S12

CRN: 22348

Global Change Biology
Discussion

Global Change Biology
We will examine the effects of global change (climate and land use change) on ecosystems. Our emphasis will be on exploring what we know about global change biology, and also how we know it: how do biologists study processes on a global scale? How can we accurately predict future changes in ecosystems? We will also investigate biological feedbacks on the earth system: how changes in the composition of ecosystems and the rate of basic ecosystem processes (photosynthesis, respiration) may alter the climate of the earth. (BIOL 0140) 3 hrs lect/1 hr disc.

BIOL0230Z-S12

CRN: 22349

Global Change Biology
Discussion

Global Change Biology
We will examine the effects of global change (climate and land use change) on ecosystems. Our emphasis will be on exploring what we know about global change biology, and also how we know it: how do biologists study processes on a global scale? How can we accurately predict future changes in ecosystems? We will also investigate biological feedbacks on the earth system: how changes in the composition of ecosystems and the rate of basic ecosystem processes (photosynthesis, respiration) may alter the climate of the earth. (BIOL 0140) 3 hrs lect/1 hr disc.

BIOL0314A-S12

CRN: 20529

Molecular Genetics

Molecular Genetics
This course will focus on the structure and function of nucleic acids in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Lectures will center on molecular mechanisms of mutation, transposition, and recombination, the regulation of gene expression, and gene control in development, immune diversity and carcinogenesis. Readings from the primary literature will complement the textbook and classroom discussions. The laboratory will provide training in both classic and contemporary molecular-genetic techniques including nucleic acid isolation and purification, cloning, electroporation, nick-translation, Southern/Northern blotting, DNA sequencing, PCR and RT-PCR. (BIOL 0140 and BIOL 0145 or waiver) 3 hrs. lect./4 hrs. lab./1 hr. prelab.

BIOL0314X-S12

CRN: 21466

Molecular Genetics
Pre-Lab

Molecular Genetics
This course will focus on the structure and function of nucleic acids in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Lectures will center on molecular mechanisms of mutation, transposition, and recombination, the regulation of gene expression, and gene control in development, immune diversity and carcinogenesis. Readings from the primary literature will complement the textbook and classroom discussions. The laboratory will provide training in both classic and contemporary molecular-genetic techniques including nucleic acid isolation and purification, cloning, electroporation, nick-translation, Southern/Northern blotting, DNA sequencing, PCR and RT-PCR. (BIOL 0140 and BIOL 0145 or waiver) 3 hrs. lect./4 hrs. lab./1 hr. prelab.

BIOL0314Y-S12

CRN: 21901

Molecular Genetics
Molecular Genetics Lab

Molecular Genetics
This course will focus on the structure and function of nucleic acids in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Lectures will center on molecular mechanisms of mutation, transposition, and recombination, the regulation of gene expression, and gene control in development, immune diversity and carcinogenesis. Readings from the primary literature will complement the textbook and classroom discussions. The laboratory will provide training in both classic and contemporary molecular-genetic techniques including nucleic acid isolation and purification, cloning, electroporation, nick-translation, Southern/Northern blotting, DNA sequencing, PCR and RT-PCR. (BIOL 0140 and BIOL 0145 or waiver) 3 hrs. lect./4 hrs. lab./1 hr. prelab.

BIOL0314Z-S12

CRN: 20530

Molecular Genetics
Molecular Genetics Lab

Molecular Genetics
This course will focus on the structure and function of nucleic acids in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Lectures will center on molecular mechanisms of mutation, transposition, and recombination, the regulation of gene expression, and gene control in development, immune diversity and carcinogenesis. Readings from the primary literature will complement the textbook and classroom discussions. The laboratory will provide training in both classic and contemporary molecular-genetic techniques including nucleic acid isolation and purification, cloning, electroporation, nick-translation, Southern/Northern blotting, DNA sequencing, PCR and RT-PCR. (BIOL 0140 and BIOL 0145 or waiver) 3 hrs. lect./4 hrs. lab./1 hr. prelab.

BIOL0323A-S12

Cross-Listed As:
BIOL0323B-S12

CRN: 21138

Plant Community Ecology

Plant Community Ecology
This course will explore the structure and dynamics of plant communities, with a particular emphasis on temperate forest communities. We will investigate patterns in community diversity and structure, explore how plant populations and plant communities respond to environmental disturbances, and investigate the effects of anthropogenic influences (climate change, introduced species, habitat conversion) on plant communities. Labs will emphasize fieldwork at local research sites, and will provide exposure to techniques of experimental design in plant ecology and basic approaches to describing plant community structure and dynamics. (BIOL 0140) 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. lab.

BIOL0323B-S12

Cross-Listed As:
BIOL0323A-S12

CRN: 21356

Plant Community Ecology

Plant Community Ecology
This course will explore the structure and dynamics of plant communities, with a particular emphasis on temperate forest communities. We will investigate patterns in community diversity and structure, explore how plant populations and plant communities respond to environmental disturbances, and investigate the effects of anthropogenic influences (climate change, introduced species, habitat conversion) on plant communities. Labs will emphasize fieldwork at local research sites, and will provide exposure to techniques of experimental design in plant ecology and basic approaches to describing plant community structure and dynamics. (BIOL 0140) 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. lab.

BIOL0323Y-S12

CRN: 21139

Plant Community Ecology
Plant Community Ecology Lab

Plant Community Ecology
This course will explore the structure and dynamics of plant communities, with a particular emphasis on temperate forest communities. We will investigate patterns in community diversity and structure, explore how plant populations and plant communities respond to environmental disturbances, and investigate the effects of anthropogenic influences (climate change, introduced species, habitat conversion) on plant communities. Labs will emphasize fieldwork at local research sites, and will provide exposure to techniques of experimental design in plant ecology and basic approaches to describing plant community structure and dynamics. (BIOL 0140) 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. lab.

BIOL0323Z-S12

CRN: 21140

Plant Community Ecology
Plant Community Ecology Lab

Plant Community Ecology
This course will explore the structure and dynamics of plant communities, with a particular emphasis on temperate forest communities. We will investigate patterns in community diversity and structure, explore how plant populations and plant communities respond to environmental disturbances, and investigate the effects of anthropogenic influences (climate change, introduced species, habitat conversion) on plant communities. Labs will emphasize fieldwork at local research sites, and will provide exposure to techniques of experimental design in plant ecology and basic approaches to describing plant community structure and dynamics. (BIOL 0140) 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. lab.

BIOL0330A-S12

CRN: 22131

Microbial Pathogenesis

Mechanisms of Microbial Pathogenesis
Many microorganisms have the potential to cause disease. An understanding of the mechanisms that promote bacterial pathogenesis is therefore essential for the development of effective disease prevention and/or treatment strategies. This course will explore the mechanisms by which microbial pathogens adhere to, invade, and persist in the human host. While an emphasis will be placed on microbial mechanisms of disease, the host response to the infectious process will also be discussed. (BIOL 0140 and BIOL 0145) 3 hrs lect/disc.

BIOL0331A-S12

CRN: 22132

The Genetics of Cancer

The Genetics of Cancer
In this course we will examine the molecular and cellular mechanisms that serve to regulate normal cell proliferation, survival, and senescence in order to understand how alterations in these mechanisms can lead to cancer. Students will develop and propose research projects based on their own specific interests. Topics covered may include: classification of cancers, animal models, oncogenes and tumor suppressors, mitogenic signals, genetic and epigenetic alterations, external causes of cancer, and current treatment protocols. We will also examine cancer’s far-reaching influence outside the confines of molecular and cell biology. (Approval Required; BIOL 0140 and BIOL 0145; BIOL 0314 is recommended) 10-15 hrs/ week

BIOL0331Z-S12

CRN: 22350

The Genetics of Cancer
The Genetics of Cancer Lab

The Genetics of Cancer
In this course we will examine the molecular and cellular mechanisms that serve to regulate normal cell proliferation, survival, and senescence in order to understand how alterations in these mechanisms can lead to cancer. Students will develop and propose research projects based on their own specific interests. Topics covered may include: classification of cancers, animal models, oncogenes and tumor suppressors, mitogenic signals, genetic and epigenetic alterations, external causes of cancer, and current treatment protocols. We will also examine cancer’s far-reaching influence outside the confines of molecular and cell biology. (Approval Required; BIOL 0140 and BIOL 0145; BIOL 0314 is recommended) 10-15 hrs/ week

BIOL0390A-S12

CRN: 22133

Advanced Ecology

Advanced Ecology
What determines the carrying capacity of a population? When a new species is introduced into a habitat, can we predict its effect? What regulates species in an area: a predator acting in a top down fashion, or plant biomass in a bottom up way? This course builds on the ideas presented in BIOL 0140 and deals in greater depth with population ecology, demography, life history strategies, species interactions, community structure, and dynamics. For each of these topics we will examine the mathematical models that have been developed to describe the systems. BIOL 0140, 3 hrs. lecture/computer lab.

BIOL0430A-S12

CRN: 22135

Invasive Species

Invasive Species
Increasingly, species are being found in new locations. In some cases the new species have no demonstrable effect on the habitat. However, there are many cases where invasive species have changed entire ecosystems, such as the defoliation of an entire forest by gypsy moths. We will address the causes and consequences of species invasions by exploring the primary literature. Questions will include: Why are some introduced species invasive whereas others are not? What are the consequences for native species, and how may invasive species be controlled? (BIOL 0140; and one other 0200- or 0300- level biology course) 3 hrs sem.

BIOL0475A-S12

CRN: 22168

Neuroplasticity

Neuroplasticity
In order for the brain to encode, process, and retain new information, it must constantly change. Neuroplasticity refers to this capacity of the central nervous system to modify its organization in response to endogenous or environmental stimuli. In this course we will discuss the molecular and cellular basis of multiple forms of neuroplasticity within the adult brain (e.g., LTP, synaptogenesis, and neurogenesis) and examine how neuroplasticity contributes to learning and memory, neural regeneration following injury, and various neurodegenerative diseases (e.g., Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia, and depression). (BIOL 0216 or BIOL 0370 or PSYC 301) 3hrs sem.

BIOL0500B-S12

CRN: 20321

Independent Study

Independent Study
Individual projects involving laboratory and/or field research or extensive library study on a topic chosen by the student and a faculty advisor. For biology majors, joint majors, and molecular biology and biochemistry majors. (Prior to registering for BIOL 0500, a student must have discussed and agreed upon a project topic with a member of the biology department faculty.) 3 hrs. disc. (Approval required)

BIOL0500C-S12

CRN: 20322

Independent Study

Independent Study
Individual projects involving laboratory and/or field research or extensive library study on a topic chosen by the student and a faculty advisor. For biology majors, joint majors, and molecular biology and biochemistry majors. (Prior to registering for BIOL 0500, a student must have discussed and agreed upon a project topic with a member of the biology department faculty.) 3 hrs. disc. (Approval required)

BIOL0500D-S12

CRN: 20323

Independent Study

Independent Study
Individual projects involving laboratory and/or field research or extensive library study on a topic chosen by the student and a faculty advisor. For biology majors, joint majors, and molecular biology and biochemistry majors. (Prior to registering for BIOL 0500, a student must have discussed and agreed upon a project topic with a member of the biology department faculty.) 3 hrs. disc. (Approval required)

BIOL0500E-S12

CRN: 20324

Independent Study

Independent Study
Individual projects involving laboratory and/or field research or extensive library study on a topic chosen by the student and a faculty advisor. For biology majors, joint majors, and molecular biology and biochemistry majors. (Prior to registering for BIOL 0500, a student must have discussed and agreed upon a project topic with a member of the biology department faculty.) 3 hrs. disc. (Approval required)

BIOL0500F-S12

CRN: 20325

Independent Study

Independent Study
Individual projects involving laboratory and/or field research or extensive library study on a topic chosen by the student and a faculty advisor. For biology majors, joint majors, and molecular biology and biochemistry majors. (Prior to registering for BIOL 0500, a student must have discussed and agreed upon a project topic with a member of the biology department faculty.) 3 hrs. disc. (Approval required)

BIOL0500G-S12

CRN: 20326

Independent Study

Independent Study
Individual projects involving laboratory and/or field research or extensive library study on a topic chosen by the student and a faculty advisor. For biology majors, joint majors, and molecular biology and biochemistry majors. (Prior to registering for BIOL 0500, a student must have discussed and agreed upon a project topic with a member of the biology department faculty.) 3 hrs. disc. (Approval required)

BIOL0500H-S12

CRN: 20327

Independent Study

Independent Study
Individual projects involving laboratory and/or field research or extensive library study on a topic chosen by the student and a faculty advisor. For biology majors, joint majors, and molecular biology and biochemistry majors. (Prior to registering for BIOL 0500, a student must have discussed and agreed upon a project topic with a member of the biology department faculty.) 3 hrs. disc. (Approval required)

BIOL0500I-S12

CRN: 20886

Independent Study

Independent Study
Individual projects involving laboratory and/or field research or extensive library study on a topic chosen by the student and a faculty advisor. For biology majors, joint majors, and molecular biology and biochemistry majors. (Prior to registering for BIOL 0500, a student must have discussed and agreed upon a project topic with a member of the biology department faculty.) 3 hrs. disc. (Approval required)

BIOL0500J-S12

CRN: 20887

Independent Study

Independent Study
Individual projects involving laboratory and/or field research or extensive library study on a topic chosen by the student and a faculty advisor. For biology majors, joint majors, and molecular biology and biochemistry majors. (Prior to registering for BIOL 0500, a student must have discussed and agreed upon a project topic with a member of the biology department faculty.) 3 hrs. disc. (Approval required)

BIOL0500K-S12

CRN: 21113

Independent Study

Independent Study
Individual projects involving laboratory and/or field research or extensive library study on a topic chosen by the student and a faculty advisor. For biology majors, joint majors, and molecular biology and biochemistry majors. (Prior to registering for BIOL 0500, a student must have discussed and agreed upon a project topic with a member of the biology department faculty.) 3 hrs. disc. (Approval required)

BIOL0500Z-S12

CRN: 20746

Independent Study
Independent Study - Disc.

Independent Study
Individual projects involving laboratory and/or field research or extensive library study on a topic chosen by the student and a faculty advisor. For biology majors, joint majors, and molecular biology and biochemistry majors. (Prior to registering for BIOL 0500, a student must have discussed and agreed upon a project topic with a member of the biology department faculty.) 3 hrs. disc. (Approval required)

BIOL0700B-S12

CRN: 21236

Senior Thesis

Senior Thesis
Seniors majoring in Biology who have completed one or more semesters of BIOL 0500 independent research and who plan to complete a thesis should register for BIOL 0700. In this course students will produce a written thesis, deliver a public presentation of the research on which it is based, and present an oral defense of the thesis before a committee of at least three faculty members by the published deadlines. Additional requirements include participation in weekly subgroup meetings and attending regular departmental seminars. (BIOL 0500, Approval required) 3 hrs. disc.

BIOL0700C-S12

CRN: 21237

Senior Thesis

Senior Thesis
Seniors majoring in Biology who have completed one or more semesters of BIOL 0500 independent research and who plan to complete a thesis should register for BIOL 0700. In this course students will produce a written thesis, deliver a public presentation of the research on which it is based, and present an oral defense of the thesis before a committee of at least three faculty members by the published deadlines. Additional requirements include participation in weekly subgroup meetings and attending regular departmental seminars. (BIOL 0500, Approval required) 3 hrs. disc.

BIOL0700D-S12

CRN: 21238

Senior Thesis

Senior Thesis
Seniors majoring in Biology who have completed one or more semesters of BIOL 0500 independent research and who plan to complete a thesis should register for BIOL 0700. In this course students will produce a written thesis, deliver a public presentation of the research on which it is based, and present an oral defense of the thesis before a committee of at least three faculty members by the published deadlines. Additional requirements include participation in weekly subgroup meetings and attending regular departmental seminars. (BIOL 0500, Approval required) 3 hrs. disc.

BIOL0700E-S12

CRN: 21239

Senior Thesis

Senior Thesis
Seniors majoring in Biology who have completed one or more semesters of BIOL 0500 independent research and who plan to complete a thesis should register for BIOL 0700. In this course students will produce a written thesis, deliver a public presentation of the research on which it is based, and present an oral defense of the thesis before a committee of at least three faculty members by the published deadlines. Additional requirements include participation in weekly subgroup meetings and attending regular departmental seminars. (BIOL 0500, Approval required) 3 hrs. disc.

BIOL0700F-S12

CRN: 21240

Senior Thesis

Senior Thesis
Seniors majoring in Biology who have completed one or more semesters of BIOL 0500 independent research and who plan to complete a thesis should register for BIOL 0700. In this course students will produce a written thesis, deliver a public presentation of the research on which it is based, and present an oral defense of the thesis before a committee of at least three faculty members by the published deadlines. Additional requirements include participation in weekly subgroup meetings and attending regular departmental seminars. (BIOL 0500, Approval required) 3 hrs. disc.

BIOL0700G-S12

CRN: 21241

Senior Thesis

Senior Thesis
Seniors majoring in Biology who have completed one or more semesters of BIOL 0500 independent research and who plan to complete a thesis should register for BIOL 0700. In this course students will produce a written thesis, deliver a public presentation of the research on which it is based, and present an oral defense of the thesis before a committee of at least three faculty members by the published deadlines. Additional requirements include participation in weekly subgroup meetings and attending regular departmental seminars. (BIOL 0500, Approval required) 3 hrs. disc.

BIOL0700H-S12

CRN: 21242

Senior Thesis

Senior Thesis
Seniors majoring in Biology who have completed one or more semesters of BIOL 0500 independent research and who plan to complete a thesis should register for BIOL 0700. In this course students will produce a written thesis, deliver a public presentation of the research on which it is based, and present an oral defense of the thesis before a committee of at least three faculty members by the published deadlines. Additional requirements include participation in weekly subgroup meetings and attending regular departmental seminars. (BIOL 0500, Approval required) 3 hrs. disc.

BIOL0700I-S12

CRN: 21243

Senior Thesis

Senior Thesis
Seniors majoring in Biology who have completed one or more semesters of BIOL 0500 independent research and who plan to complete a thesis should register for BIOL 0700. In this course students will produce a written thesis, deliver a public presentation of the research on which it is based, and present an oral defense of the thesis before a committee of at least three faculty members by the published deadlines. Additional requirements include participation in weekly subgroup meetings and attending regular departmental seminars. (BIOL 0500, Approval required) 3 hrs. disc.

BIOL0700J-S12

CRN: 21244

Senior Thesis

Senior Thesis
Seniors majoring in Biology who have completed one or more semesters of BIOL 0500 independent research and who plan to complete a thesis should register for BIOL 0700. In this course students will produce a written thesis, deliver a public presentation of the research on which it is based, and present an oral defense of the thesis before a committee of at least three faculty members by the published deadlines. Additional requirements include participation in weekly subgroup meetings and attending regular departmental seminars. (BIOL 0500, Approval required) 3 hrs. disc.

BIOL0700K-S12

CRN: 21245

Senior Thesis

Senior Thesis
Seniors majoring in Biology who have completed one or more semesters of BIOL 0500 independent research and who plan to complete a thesis should register for BIOL 0700. In this course students will produce a written thesis, deliver a public presentation of the research on which it is based, and present an oral defense of the thesis before a committee of at least three faculty members by the published deadlines. Additional requirements include participation in weekly subgroup meetings and attending regular departmental seminars. (BIOL 0500, Approval required) 3 hrs. disc.

BIOL0700Z-S12

CRN: 21247

Senior Thesis
Senior Thesis - Discussion

Senior Thesis
Seniors majoring in Biology who have completed one or more semesters of BIOL 0500 independent research and who plan to complete a thesis should register for BIOL 0700. In this course students will produce a written thesis, deliver a public presentation of the research on which it is based, and present an oral defense of the thesis before a committee of at least three faculty members by the published deadlines. Additional requirements include participation in weekly subgroup meetings and attending regular departmental seminars. (BIOL 0500, Approval required) 3 hrs. disc.