BIO 3000 Courses

Current Class Schedule

BIO 3100 Seminar in Biology
Prerequisite(s): Either BIO 1105 or 1305, or BIO 1405; and either BIO 1106 and 1306, or BIO 1406; all with grades of C- or better; and junior or senior level standing or consent of the instructor.
Contemporary topics in biological sciences. Requirements may include directed readings and discussions of advanced topics in biology, attendance at public seminars, presentations, and preparation of a research paper.

BIO 3103 Ecology Laboratory
Prerequisite(s): Either BIO 1105 or 1305, or BIO 1405; and either BIO 1106 and 1306, or BIO 1406; and BIO 3303 or concurrent enrollment in BIO 3303
Field and laboratory experiences in ecological investigations. Fee: $75

BIO 3124 Laboratory for Entomology
Prerequisite(s): Either BIO 1105 or 1305, or BIO 1405; and either BIO 1106 and 1306, or BIO 1406; all with grades of C- or better; and credit or concurrent enrollment in BIO 3324; upper-level standing, and consent of instructor.
Collection, preservation, and identification of insects. Collection required. Fee: $100

BIO 3300 Advanced Topics in Biology
Prerequisite(s): Either BIO 1105 or 1305, or BIO 1405; and either BIO 1106 and 1306, or BIO 1406; all with grades of C- or better.
Advanced topics in biology not covered in other biology courses. Can be repeated once for credit if topic is different.

BIO 3303 Ecology
Prerequisite(s): Either BIO 1105 or 1305, or BIO 1405; and either BIO 1106 and 1306, or BIO 1406; all with grades of C- or better.
Lectures and discussions that illustrate the basic concepts in evolutionary, behavioral, population, community, ecosystem, and conservation ecology.

BIO 3315 Introduction to Environmental Health (Cross-listed as ENV 3314)
Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or above.
Study of environmental hazards to the health of humans and other vertebrates, including pollution, radiation, wastes, urbanization, and climate change. Topics include epidemiology, risk assessment, infectious diseases, emerging contaminants, and regulation.

BIO 3320 Climate Change Biology
Prerequisite(s): Either BIO 1105 or 1305, or BIO 1405; and either BIO 1106 and 1306, or BIO 1406; all with grades of C- or better.
Biological and conservation responses to human-induced climate change, emphasizing the climate system, past climate influences, range shifts, phenological changes, extinction, predictive modeling, connectivity and landscape management, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and extinction risk from climate change solutions.

BIO 3324 Entomology
Prerequisite(s): Either BIO 1105 or 1305, or BIO 1405; and either BIO 1106 and 1306, or BIO 1406; all with grades of C- or better.
Taxonomy, morphology, physiology, and behavior of insects.

BIO 3330 Medical Genetics
Prerequisite(s): Either BIO 1105 or 1305, or BIO 1405; and either BIO 1106 and 1306, or BIO 1406; all with grades of C- or better; and BIO 2106 and 2306.
Study of Mendelian principles applied to humans, genetic defects, chromosomal aberrations, biochemical disorders, pedigrees, and probability. Genetic diagnostic techniques, gene therapy, genetic engineering, genetic counseling and the social, ethical, and legal problems associated with recent advances in genetics will be addressed. (3-0).

BIO 3342 Molecular Cell Biology
Prerequisite(s): Either BIO 1105 or 1305, or BIO 1405; and either BIO 1106 and 1306, or BIO 1406; all with grades of C- or better.
Cell structure and function at the cellular and molecular levels. Topics include molecular components of cell membranes, membrane-bound organelles, cytoskeleton, cell division, gene regulation, and principles of bioenergetics.

BIO 3350 Genomics and Bioinformatics (Cross-listed as BINF 3350)
Prerequisite(s): BIO 2306
The overall objective of this course is to familiarize students with concepts in genomics, proteomics, systems biology, and bioinformatics, Upon course completion students will also be able to use software efficiently to address questions and maintain a reasonable web presences.

BIO 3429 Comparative Chordate Anatomy
Prerequisite(s): Either BIO 1105 or 1305, or BIO 1405; and either BIO 1106 and 1306, or BIO 1406; all with grades of C- or better.
Structural, functional, and evolutionary relationships of the chordates, particularly vertebrates. (3-3). Fee: $75

BIO 3435 Invertebrate Paleontology (Cross-listed as GEO 3435)
Prerequisite(s): GEO 1406 or consent of instructor.
Introduction to taxonomy, morphology, evolution, paleoecology and stratigraphic aspects of invertebrate fossils. Emphasis on biostratigraphic and time-stratigraphic concepts, evolutionary trends, speciation, biometrics, facies, faunas, zonation, and correlation. Independent field and lab problems (3-3). Fee: $50

BIO 3V90 Individual Topics
Prerequisite(s): Either BIO 1105 or 1305, or BIO 1405; and either BIO 1106 and 1306, or BIO 1406; all with grades of C- or better; and consent of instructor and department chair.
Individual topics not available in formal courses of the department. May include independent study or research, directed reading, supervised library, laboratory, or field work, or presentation of material. Open to all undergraduates. Prior to registration the student will choose a project that must be approved by the director. May be repeated when different topics are studied. A maximum of 3 semester hours of Individual Topics may apply toward a major in biology. Fee: $150

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