BIOLOGY 5030 3 credits Ornithology
Anatomy, physiology, life histories, and environmental relationships of birds. Laboratory study and field trips.
BIOLOGY 5040 4 credits Comparative Anatomy of the Vertebrates
Comparative studies of the organs and systems of Vertebrata; includes dissections of the shark, necturus, and cat.
BIOLOGY 5110 3 credits Freshwater Biology
Examination of the physical components and biological communities of lakes, streams, and wetlands and the relationships between them. Integration of fieldwork, scientific literature, and laboratory analyses. Two lecture hours and one three hours of lab per week. P: BIOLOGY 1450, and CHEMSTRY 1140. BIOLOGY 3430 is strongly recommended.
BIOLOGY 5120 2 credits Animal Tissue Culture
Preparation of equipment and environment. Growth and maintenance of media considerations. Various types of culture methods. Applications.
BIOLOGY 5140 4 credits Vertebrate Embryology
Lecture and laboratory study of amphibian, avian, and mammalian embryology.
BIOLOGY 5240 4 credits Microbiology
Classification, morphology, physiology, and genetics of microbes; relation of bacteria to viruses and prions; survey of bacteria found in the environment and their control; principles of immunity and diseases.
BIOLOGY 5330 3 credits Genetics
Basic principles of inheritance and nature of the gene as related to structure, function, mutation, and recombination.
BIOLOGY 5340 4 credits Entomology
Structure, classification, life histories, behavior and economic aspects of insects. An insect collection is required. See instructor about insect collection by May 1st.
BIOLOGY 5430 3 credits General Ecology
How organisms affect and are affected by the environments in which they live. Laboratory includes field analysis of physical and biological aspects of local communities. P: BIOLOGY 1350 or 1450.
BIOLOGY 5530 3 credits Biotechnology
Genetic structure, expression and analysis of genetic elements. Genetic engineering principles and applications.
BIOLOGY 5540 4 credits Mycology and Plant Pathology
Taxonomy, morphology, physiology, and life cycles of the major groups of fungi; causes, symptoms, and control of plant diseases. Field collection is required.
BIOLOGY 5620 2 credits Immunology
Basic concepts of immunology. Normal and abnormal immune responses in health and disease.
BIOLOGY 5630 3 credits Field Zoology
This course examines how Field Zoologists study and sample different animals. Students will learn field techniques, basic ecological principles and lab procedures. P: BIOLOGY 1350 or 1450.
BIOLOGY 5640 4 credits Plant Taxonomy
The historical development of plant taxonomy; identification schemes and major families of the vascular plants. Field collection required.
BIOLOGY 5730 3 credits Evolution
Consideration of the facts and theories of the origin and evolution of life.
BIOLOGY 5920 2 credits Electron Microscopy
Basic techniques of transmission electron microscopy, specimen preparation, instrument use and darkroom procedures. A project is required. P: Consent of instructor.
BIOLOGY 6130 3 credits Mammalian Endocrinology
(Offered under BIOLOGY 6130 and AGSCI 6130.) The structural and functional classification of hormones, principles of hormone action, and the regulation of body functions by the endocrine system with emphasis on homeostasis.
BIOLOGY 6140 4 credits Plant Anatomy
Internal structure of vascular plants; emphasis on origin, structure, and function of organs. On demand.
BIOLOGY 6240 4 credits Advanced Physiology
In depth study of physiological processes from molecular to organismic level. Approached from topical format emphasizing recent advancements.
BIOLOGY 6340 4 credits Mammalian Histology
The organization of cells and their products to form tissues and organs; morphological and functional comparisons of tissue organization of representatives from the class Mammalia.
BIOLOGY 6410 1-3 credits Topics in Biology
Presentations of biological events.
BIOLOGY 6520 2 credits Biotechnology Seminar
Selected topics from among recent advances in and applications of biotechnology. P: Consent of instructor.
BIOLOGY 6710 1-3 credits Selected Regional Habitats
Offers a first-hand introduction to the ecology, flora and fauna of selected unusual habitats in the form of an interim field trip. Up to two credits can be counted toward a Biology major. On demand.
BIOLOGY 6920 1-3 credits Special Problems in Biology
Individual specialized study. P: approval of faculty advisor and department chairperson before registration. Up to two credits can be counted toward a Biology major.
BIOLOGY 7020 2 credits Special Topics in Biology
Advanced analysis and application of biological concepts.
BIOLOGY 7920 0-2 credits Seminar Paper Research
BIOLOGY 7990 3-6 credits Thesis Research