BIOL Biology

BIOL   1011K   Introduction to Biology

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

An introduction to fundamental unifying principles in biology. Topics covered in the course include: chemistry of life, cell structure and membranes, cellular functions (metabolism, respiration, photosynthesis, communication, and reproduction), genetics (inheritance patterns, DNA structure and function, gene expression, and biotechnology), and evolution. This course involves both lecture and lab components.

BIOL   1110   General Biology Laboratory

1 Credit Hour.   0 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

Laboratories that teach the basic principles of biology and their relevance to biological issues (e.g., disease, food safety, genetic modification, cloning, resistance to antibiotics, evolution, plant resources, and forensic science). Laboratory and field activities emphasize the scientific method of inquiry and promote the development of observation, analysis, and communication skills.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   1110H, BIOL   1110S.

BIOL   1110H   General Biology Laboratory

1 Credit Hour.   0 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

Laboratories that teach the basic principles of biology and their relevance to biological issues (e.g., disease, food safety, genetic modification, cloning, resistance to antibiotics, evolution, plant resources, and forensic science). Laboratory and field activities emphasize the scientific method of inquiry and promote the development of observation, analysis, and communication skills.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   1110, BIOL   1110S.

BIOL   1110S   General Biology Laboratory

1 Credit Hour.   0 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

Laboratories that teach the basic principles of biology and their relevance to biological issues (e.g., disease, food safety, genetic modification, cloning, resistance to antibiotics, evolution, plant resources, and forensic science). Laboratory and field activities emphasize the scientific method of inquiry and promote the development of observation, analysis, and communication skills.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   1110H, BIOL   1110.

BIOL   1130   General Biology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An introduction to the biological sciences for the non-major. This course covers the organization of living things, their energetics, DNA and inheritance, evolution, organismal diversity, and the structure and function of select organ systems. The emphasis is on the importance of biology for society and the knowledge needed to make informed decisions about biological issues.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   1130H, BIOL   1130S.

BIOL   1130H   General Biology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An introduction to the biological sciences for the non-major. This course covers the organization of living things, their energetics, DNA and inheritance, evolution, organismal diversity, and the structure and function of select organ systems. The emphasis is on the importance of biology for society and the knowledge needed to make informed decisions about biological issues.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   1130, BIOL   1130S.

BIOL   1130S   General Biology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An introduction to the biological sciences for the non-major. This course covers the organization of living things, their energetics, DNA and inheritance, evolution, organismal diversity, and the structure and function of select organ systems. The emphasis is on the importance of biology for society and the knowledge needed to make informed decisions about biological issues.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   1130H, BIOL   1130.

BIOL   1210   Environmental Biology Laboratory

1 Credit Hour.   0 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

Laboratories that teach the basic concepts of environmental biology and ecology, and their relevance to current environmental concerns. Laboratory and field activities emphasize the scientific method of inquiry and promote the development of observation, analysis, and communication skills.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   1210H.

BIOL   1210H   Environmental Biology Laboratory

1 Credit Hour.   0 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

Laboratories that teach the basic concepts of environmental biology and ecology, and their relevance to current environmental concerns. Laboratory and field activities emphasize the scientific method of inquiry and promote the development of observation, analysis, and communication skills.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   1210.

BIOL   1230   Environmental Biology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A survey of environmental issues from a biological perspective. The course will provide an introduction to environmental science, population growth, communities and ecosystems, evolution and biodiversity, and the fundamental interactions of humans with their environment (land, water, energy, food, and climate).

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   1230H, BIOL   1230S.

BIOL   1230H   Environmental Biology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A survey of environmental issues from a biological perspective. The course will provide an introduction to environmental science, population growth, communities and ecosystems, evolution and biodiversity, and the fundamental interactions of humans with their environment (land, water, energy, food, and climate).

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   1230, BIOL   1230S.

BIOL   1230S   Enviornmental Biology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A survey of environmental issues from a biological perspective. The course will provide an introduction to environmental science, population growth, communities and ecosystems, evolution and biodiversity, and the fundamental interactions of humans with their environment (land, water, energy, food, and climate).

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   1230, BIOL   1230H.

BIOL   1331   Insects and People

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An introduction to the role insects and other arthropods serve in relation to humans. Insect human interactions in the home, yard, garden, workplace, recreational areas, and human body are included. Considerations of the natural history, life cycles and optional human actions regarding pests, beneficial insects, insects and disease, insects and food, and aesthetics is included.

BIOL   1333   From Neuron to Brain

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A consideration of the workings of the brain from a biological perspective. The mechanisms of neural function from cell to network to brain will be studied. Topics will include neurons, neurotransmitters, nerve nets, the biological basis of learning, vision, language, brain sex differences, major disorders of mind and brain, and aging of the brain.

BIOL   1335   Plants and Civilization

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An introduction to major groups of economic plants and their role in the origin and maintenance of civilization. The course also deals with plant biodiversity and the potential impact of biological losses.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   1335H, BIOL   1335S.

BIOL   1335H   Plants and Civilization

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An introduction to major groups of economic plants and their role in the origin and maintenance of civilization. The course also deals with plant biodiversity and the potential impact of biological losses.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   1335, BIOL   1335S.

BIOL   1335S   Plants and Civilization

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An introduction to major groups of economic plants and their role in the origin and maintenance of civilization. The course also deals with plant biodiversity and the potential impact of biological losses.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   1335, BIOL   1335H.

BIOL   2107   Principles of Biology I

0,3 Credit Hours.   0,3 Lecture Hours.   0,1 Lab Hours.

This course covers foundational concepts in molecular and cellular biology. Topics include the scientific method, organic macromolecules, cell structure and function, respiration, photosynthesis, cell division, and the flow of information from DNA to proteins.

Corequisite(s): BIOL   2107L.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   2107H.

BIOL   2107H   Principles of Biology I

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course covers foundational concepts in molecular and cellular biology. Topics include the scientific method, organic macromolecules, cell structure and function, respiration, photosynthesis, cell division, and the flow of information from DNA to proteins.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   2107.

BIOL   2107L   Principles of Biology I Laboratory

1 Credit Hour.   0 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

Laboratory course emphasizing an experimental approach to learning major principles of molecular and cellular biology.

Corequisite(s): BIOL   2107.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   2107.

BIOL   2108   Principles of Biology II

0,3 Credit Hours.   0,3 Lecture Hours.   0,3 Lab Hours.

An introduction to evolution and its role in creating biodiversity. Students will explore how evolution creates a hierarchical pattern of shared ancestry among all living things. Topics include natural selection and evolutionary change, speciation, phylogeny and classification, and the structure and function of the major forms of life (domains, kingdoms, and major phyla).

Prerequisite(s): BIOL   2107 and BIOL   2107L.

Corequisite(s): BIOL   2108L.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   2108H.

BIOL   2108H   Principles of Biology II

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An introduction to evolution and its role in creating biodiversity. Students will explore how evolution creates a hierarchical pattern of shared ancestry among all living things. Topics include natural selection and evolutionary change, speciation, phylogeny and classification, and the structure and function of the major forms of life (domains, kingdoms, and major phyla).

Prerequisite(s): BIOL   2107 and BIOL   2107L.

Corequisite(s): BIOL   2108L.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   2108.

BIOL   2108L   Principles of Biology II Laboratory

1 Credit Hour.   0 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

Laboratory survey of evolution and biodiversity, including natural selection, principles of classification, and the structure and function of the major forms of life (domains, kingdoms, and major phyla).

Corequisite(s): BIOL   2108.

BIOL   2240   Microbiology

0,4 Credit Hours.   0,3 Lecture Hours.   0,2 Lab Hours.

Emphasizes fundamental principles of microbiology. Topics include structure, physiology, and economic importance of microorganisms.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   2240H.

BIOL   2240H   Microbiology Honors

0,4 Credit Hours.   0,3 Lecture Hours.   0,2 Lab Hours.

Emphasizes fundamental principles of microbiology. Topics include structure, physiology, and economic importance of microorganisms.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   2240.

BIOL   2320H   Honors Research Methods in Biology

2 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Provides Departmental Honors in Biology students an overview of basic research methods, experimental design, visual presentation and analysis of biological information in diversity of biology sub-disciplines. This course provides the foundation for understanding the analyses typically presented in biological publications as well as the precepts necessary to plan a research project effectively.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL   2107, BIOL   2107L, BIOL   2108, BIOL   2108L and acceptance into the Departmental Honors in Biology Program is required.

BIOL   3099   Selected Topics/Biology

3-4 Credit Hours.   3-4 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Course taught on a selected topic in biology on a one time basis.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL   2107, BIOL   2107L, BIOL   2108, BIOL   2108L.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   3099H, BIOL   3099S.

BIOL   3099H   Selected Topics/Biology

3-4 Credit Hours.   3-4 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Course taught on a selected topic in biology on a one time basis

Prerequisite(s): BIOL   2107, BIOL   2107L, BIOL   2108, BIOL   2108L.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   3099, BIOL   3099S.

BIOL   3099S   Selected Topics/Biology

3-4 Credit Hours.   3-4 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Course taught on a selected topic in biology on a one time basis.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL   2107, BIOL   2107L, BIOL   2108, BIOL   2108L.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   3099H, BIOL   3099.

BIOL   3130   Principles of Genetics

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is a broad survey of the principles of inheritance, including the study of gene structure, gene function, and the role of genes in determining the traits of living organisms. Topics include the molecular structure of DNA/RNA, replication, transcription, translation, interaction of genes, linkage and mapping, sex linkage, regulation of gene expression, and Mendelian and non-Mendelian inheritance.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL   2107, BIOL   2107L, BIOL   2108, BIOL   2108L.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   3130H.

BIOL   3130H   Principles of Genetics Honors

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is a broad survey of the principles of inheritance, including the study of gene structure, gene function, and the role of genes in determining the traits of living organisms. Topics include the molecular structure of DNA/RNA, replication, transcription, translation, interaction of genes, linkage and mapping, sex linkage, regulation of gene expression, and Mendelian and non-Mendelian inheritance.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL   2107, BIOL   2107L, BIOL   2108, BIOL   2108L.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   3130.

BIOL   3131   Principles of Physiology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is an introduction to the fundamental principles of physiology. The focus is on how organisms maintain homeostasis in the face of changes in their internal and external environment. This course will cover energetics, the basic physiological processes of cells, how cell signaling can coordinate more elaborate functions, the hierarchical organization of cells into organs and organ systems, and how these organ systems can carry out complex adaptive functions. Students will see the fundamental relationship between structure and function and learn how physiological systems are constrained by phylogeny, physical limits, and functional trade-offs.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL   2107, BIOL   2107L, BIOL   2108 and BIOL   2108L.

BIOL   3133   Evolution and Ecology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An introduction to major principles of evolution and ecology. This course covers the origin and maintenance of genetic variation, genetic change in populations over time (microevolutionary processes of selection, drift, and gene flow), and taxonomic diversification (macroevolutionary process of speciation). Students will see how this evolution and diversification are shaped by ecological interactions between organisms and their abiotic and biotic environment. These ecological interactions will be studied at the population, community, and ecosystem levels.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL   2107, BIOL   2107L, BIOL   2108, BIOL   2108L.

BIOL   3440   Field Biology

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

Field study of the basic natural history of plants and/or animals of the southeastern United States. Lectures, laboratories, and field trips emphasize the ability to locate, observe, collect, and identify organisms in the field, as well as manage field data.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL   2107 and BIOL   2107L and BIOL   2108 and BIOL   2108L.

BIOL   3535   The Biology of Plants

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An introduction to the biology of plants. Topics include the evolution and diversity of plants, as well as the unique morphology, physiology, reproduction and ecology of higher plants in particular.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL   2107 and BIOL   2107L and BIOL   2108 and BIOL   2108L.

BIOL   3541   Invertebrate Zoology

0,4 Credit Hours.   0,3 Lecture Hours.   0,3 Lab Hours.

A survey of the diversity and basic biology of the invertebrate animal phyla by comparing the body plans, life histories, and ecology of a range of representative species. Emphasis is placed on adaptations responsible for the diversity and life history strategies of invertebrates, and identifications of locally important invertebrate groups.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL   2107, BIOL   2107L, BIOL   2108, and BIOL   2108L.

BIOL   3630H   Honors Current Trends in Biological Research

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Provides students in Departmental Honors in Biology with a structured introduction to current topics in biological research. The course familiarizes students with the scope of biological research and aids students in selecting an area of inquiry to pursue their capstone research requirement. Students will attend the Departmental Seminar series as part of this course. One outcome of this course is a research proposal written with a faculty mentor. Students may not receive credit for this course and BIOL   4620.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL   2320H and acceptance into the Departmental Honors in Biology Program is required.

BIOL   3790   Teaching Internship in Biology

1-3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Student internship in BIOL   1210 under the mentorship of a faculty member. The student will participate in an introductory workshop immediately prior to the start of the semester, intern in BIOL   1210, and meet with the faculty mentor one hour each week.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL   2107, BIOL   2107L, BIOL   2108, BIOL   2108L.

BIOL   4230   Introduction to Immunology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Introduction to the biology of lymphocytes and adaptive immune response including the study of immunoglobulins and cytokines. The roles of the immune system in health and disease are also examined.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL   2107, BIOL   2107L, BIOL   2108 and BIOL   2108L and 3-4 courses in CHEM.

BIOL   4240   Biology of Microorganisms

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

Covers the principles and techniques of general microbiology, including physiology, genetics, and host-parasite interactions involving bacteria, eukaryotic microorganisms and viruses.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL   2107, BIOL   2107L, BIOL   2108 and BIOL   2108L.

BIOL   4535   Vertebrate Zoology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An introduction to the evolution, structure, and function of the vertebrates. This course will trace the origin of vertebrates from their invertebrate ancestors and explore how basic vertebrate design has evolved in the major vertebrate groups. Students will also learn how vertebrate structure has affected their function, distribution, behavior, and ecology.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL   2107, BIOL   2107L, BIOL   2108 and BIOL   2108L.

BIOL   4620   Undergraduate Seminar

2 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Group study of selected biological topics held in conjunction with the normal seminar schedule of the Department of Biology. Topics will vary each semester and will be led by biology faculty.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL   2107, BIOL   2107L, BIOL   2108, BIOL   2108L and Junior standing in Biology Program is required.

BIOL   4635   Biological Basis of Animal Behavior

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course will cover the biological basis of animal behavior, emphasizing the evolution, function, development and causes of behavioral actions by animals. Classes will be interactive and include student discussions. Video clips will illustrate behavioral concepts discussed in the course. A range of topics will be covered, including such possibilities as communication, predator/prey interactions, reproductive behavior, the interaction of genes and the environment, the development of behavior and sensory mechanisms.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL   2107, BIOL   2107L, BIOL   2108 and BIOL   2108L.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   4635H.

BIOL   4635H   Biological Basis of Animal Behavior Honors

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course will cover the biological basis of animal behavior, emphasizing the evolution, function, development and causes of behavioral actions by animals. Classes will be interactive and include student discussions. Video clips will illustrate behavioral concepts discussed in the course. A range of topics will be covered, including such possibilities as communication, predator/prey interactions, reproductive behavior, the interaction of genes and the environment, the development of behavior and sensory mechanisms.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL   2107, BIOL   2107L, BIOL   2108 and BIOL   2108L.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   4635.

BIOL   4730   Internship in Biology

3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Qualified biology majors may acquire practical experience by working with a public or private agency that specializes in the proposed area of study. A faculty member in the biology department will act as advisor. Internships must be approved by the head of the department, and a poster presentation of the results must be presented at the end of the semester.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL   2107, BIOL   2107L, BIOL   2108, BIOL   2108L.

BIOL   4890   Undergraduate Research

1-4 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Biology majors will be encouraged to conduct a research project under the supervision of faculty. The faculty recommendation must have approval of the head of the biology department. A written abstract and an oral presentation of the results by the student must be presented at the end of the semester.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL   2107, BIOL   2107L, BIOL   2108, BIOL   2108L.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   4890S.

BIOL   4890S   Undergraduate Research

1-4 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Biology majors will be encouraged to conduct a research project under the supervision of faculty. The faculty recommendation must have approval of the head of the biology department. A written abstract and an oral presentation of the results by the student must be presented at the end of the semester.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   4890.

BIOL   4895H   Honors Research

1-3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   3-9 Lab Hours.

Independent research under the guidance of a biology faculty member for students in the Departmental Honors program. Required for students attempting to earn Departmental Honors in Biology. Students may register for 1-3 credit hours, but must complete 4 credit hours. Students opting to attempt the honors degree program would be precluded from receiving biology elective credit for BIOL   4890.

BIOL   4999H   Honors Thesis

2 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Written and oral presentation of results of independent research. Honors thesis must follow the guidelines adopted by the University Honors Program. Required for students attempting to earn Departmental Honors in Biology.

BIOL   5099   Selected Topics/Biology

3,4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0,3 Lab Hours.

A course taught on a one-time basis. Lecture only courses will be three credit hours while courses with a laboratory will be four credit hours.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5099G, BIOL   5099S, BIOL   5099H.

BIOL   5099H   Selected Topics/Biology

3,4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0,3 Lab Hours.

A course taught of a one-time basis. Lecture only courses will be three credit hours while courses with a laboratory will be four credit hours.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5099, BIOL   5099S, BIOL   5099G.

BIOL   5099S   Selected Topics/Biology

3,4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0,3 Lab Hours.

A course taught on a one-time basis. Lecture only courses will be three credit hours while courses with a laboratory will be four credit hours.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5099, BIOL   5099G.

BIOL   5131   Cell Biology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines the structure and physiology of cells and subcellular organelles. Topics include the cell membrane and membrane transport, the extracellular matrix of the cell, the cell cytoskeleton, DNA structure and replication, transcription, translation and the regulation of gene expression.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5131S, BIOL   5131G, BIOL   5131H.

BIOL   5131H   Cell Biology Honors

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines the structure and physiology of cells and subcellular organelles. Topics include the cell membrane and membrane transport, the extracellular matrix of the cell, the cell cytoskeleton, DNA structure and replication, transcription, translation and the regulation of gene expression.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5131, BIOL   5131S, BIOL   5131G.

BIOL   5131S   Cell Biology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines the structure and physiology of cells and subcellular organelles. Topics include the cell membrane and membrane transport, the extracellular matrix of the cell, the cell cytoskeleton, DNA structure and replication, transcription, translation and the regulation of gene expression.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5131, BIOL   5131G, BIOL   5131H.

BIOL   5132   Molecular Genetics

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines aspects of inheritance of organisms at the molecular, biochemical, cytological, organismic and population levels.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5132G.

BIOL   5134   Population/Quantitative Genetics

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Introduction to the dynamics of evolutionary change for qualitative and metric characters. Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium will provide a basis for further analysis of micro evolutionary "forces" of selection, drift, gene flow, and mutation. Methods for estimating heritability of metric traits and predicting the course of selection will also be introduced.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5134G.

BIOL   5141   Forensic Biology

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

Forensic biology is the marriage of biological sciences and the law. The extensive use of biological evidence has had a significant bearing on the course of law enforcement investigations in criminal and civil court proceedings. This course will introduce students to some of the basic concepts in forensic biology. Students should expect graphic imagery associated with actual forensic cases.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of BIOL   3130, BIOL   3131, and BIOL   3133.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5141G.

BIOL   5142   Molecular Biotechniques

0,4 Credit Hours.   0,3 Lecture Hours.   0,3 Lab Hours.

Highlights modern discoveries in molecular genetics and their application in today's world. In addition to the body of facts associated with molecular methodology, the course will introduce students to experimental techniques such as PCR, electrophoresis, restriction enzyme digest analysis, and DNA sequencing.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5142G.

BIOL   5148   Human Genetics

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

Basic principles of Mendelian inheritance and molecular genetics are applied to a systematic review of human disorders. Included are disorders of blood, connective tissue, muscles, lysosomes, lipoproteins, transport membrane and mechanisms, amino acid metabolism and the immune system. Special attention is given to diseases caused by chromosomal abnormalities. Sex determination, genetic markers, gene mapping and population genetics are also covered.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5148H, BIOL   5148G.

BIOL   5148H   Human Genetics Honors

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

Basic principles of Mendelian inheritance and molecular genetics are applied to a systematic review of human disorders. Included are disorders of blood, connective tissue, muscles, lysosomes, lipoproteins, transport membrane and mechanisms, amino acid metabolism and the immune system. Special attention is given to diseases caused by chromosomal abnormalities. Sex determination, genetic markers, gene mapping and population genetics are also covered.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5148, BIOL   5148G.

BIOL   5210   Comparative Animal Physiology Laboratory

1 Credit Hour.   0 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

Laboratory study of the basic physiological processes of animals, with integrated studies of molecular, cellular, metabolic and organ-system functions.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5210G.

BIOL   5230   Comparative Animal Physiology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A comparative review of the function and regulation of the major organ systems in animals. Topics include homeostasis, membrane transport, osmoregulation, and energetics.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5230G, BIOL   5230H.

BIOL   5230H   Comparative Animal Physiology Honors

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A comparative review of the function and regulation of the major organ systems in animals. Topics include homeostasis, membrane transport, osmoregulation, and energetics.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5230, BIOL   5230G.

BIOL   5237   Physiological Ecology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines how physiological adaptations of animals and plants to abiotic environmental factors (e.g., temperature, salinity, moisture, ultraviolet radiation) contribute to the understanding of local species diversity, biogeographic patterns, and habitat exploitation. Emphasis is placed on how physiological function (e.g., osmoregulation, thermoregulation, gas exchange, energy use) interfaces with ecology and evolutionary biology.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5237G.

BIOL   5239   Neurobiology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Introduction to the mechanisms of neural responses, neural integration, neural development, and environmental effects on developing mature nervous systems.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5239G, BIOL   5239H, BIOL   5239S.

BIOL   5239H   Neurobiology Honors

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Introduction to the mechanisms of neural responses, neural integration, neural development, and environmental effects on developing mature nervous systems.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5239, BIOL   5239G, BIOL   5239S.

BIOL   5239S   Neurobiology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Introduction to the mechanisms of neural responses, neural integration, neural development, and environmental effects on developing mature nervous systems.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5239, BIOL   5239H, BIOL   5239G.

BIOL   5240   Histology

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

Examines the origin, development, structure and function of vertebrate tissues.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5240G.

BIOL   5241   Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

A comparative and functional study of the morphological systems of vertebrates. Laboratory emphasizes dissection of representative vertebrate groups.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5241G.

BIOL   5242   Developmental Biology

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

This course is an introduction to the principles of animal and plant development. The focus is on how male and female gametes fuse to form a zygote and how a single-celled zygote develops into an animal with multiple organs with specialized function. This course will cover the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in fertilization and early embryonic development, molecular signaling involved in development of organs and organ systems, the concept of stem cells and regeneration, and cellular and molecular signaling mechanisms in plant development. Students will see the fundamental conservation of molecular and cellular mechanisms across animals and plants during development as an important example of evolution.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL   3130 and BIOL   3131 and BIOL   3133.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5242G.

BIOL   5243   Toxicology

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

An introduction to the principles of toxicology with a focus on the toxicology of aquatic organisms. Topics include risk assessment, regulatory toxicology, mutagenesis, teratology, and toxicology of the nervous and reproductive systems.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5243G.

BIOL   5246   Human Pathophysiology

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

A selective survey of causes and effects of disease in humans at the molecular, cellular,and systemic level. Selected topics include cellular malfunctions, altered cell environments, cancer biology, and the pathophysiology of the nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and renal organ systems.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5246G.

BIOL   5247   Endocrinology

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

A study of endocrine mechanisms, including their evolution and importance at various levels of biological organization.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5247G.

BIOL   5248   Immunology

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

A detailed study of the mammalian immune system emphasizing the experimental basis of current immunological theories. Topics include antigen antibody interactions, organization and expression of immunoglobulin genes, complement, major histocompatibility complex, antigen processing and presentation, and generation of humoral and cellular immune responses.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5248G.

BIOL   5333   Emerging Diseases

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Study of the epidemiology of emerging and re-emerging human diseases throughout the world, but with emphasis on the situation in North America. New and resurging diseases caused by prions, viruses, bacteria, protozoa, fungi, arthropods, and helminths will be discussed, including some vector-borne and tropical diseases.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5333H, BIOL   5333G.

BIOL   5333H   Emerging Diseases Honors

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Study of the epidemiology of emerging and re-emerging human diseases throughout the world, but with emphasis on the situation in North America. New and resurging diseases caused by prions, viruses, bacteria, protozoa, fungi, arthropods, and helminths will be discussed, including some vector-borne and tropical diseases.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5333, BIOL   5333G.

BIOL   5340   Plant Pathology

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

A broad introduction to representative common plant diseases and disorders with emphasis on diagnoses, causes, epidemiology, and methods of control.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5340G.

BIOL   5341   Parasitology

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

A study of the general principles of parasitism, with emphasis on morphology, classification, identification, and life cycles of parasites of vertebrates.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5341G.

BIOL   5343   Medical-Veterinary Entomology

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

An intensive study of the role of arthropods in the transmission, dissemination and causation of diseases of humans and animals. Topics include identification of vector arthropods and associated diseases, ecology, and control.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5343G.

BIOL   5345   Systematic Biology

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

Introduces the principles and methods of biosystematics. Speciation, bio-nomenclature, hierarchical taxonomic categories, systematic characters, molecular systematics, and phylogenetic analyses are discussed. Laboratories involve use of modern molecular techniques and computational analysis with a variety of software packages.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5345G.

BIOL   5346   Agroecology

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

Agroecology provides the theoretical and conceptual framework for sustainable agriculture with an emphasis on underlying environmental factors, crop plants and animals. Topics include biotic and abiotic factors influencing biodiversity, interaction and stability of agroecosystems, organic farming, agroforestry, energy-use in agriculture and ways to transition towards sustainability.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL   3130 and BIOL   3131 and BIOL   3133.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5346G.

BIOL   5431   Virology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A survey of the biology of viruses, with emphasis on viral diversity, virus-host interactions, viral diseases of humans, animals and plants and uses of viruses in medicine, research and biocontrol.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5431G.

BIOL   5432   Deep Sea Environments

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course examines the current knowledge about hydrothermal systems in terms of their deep-sea environment and their geological and chemical makeup. Emphasis is placed on studying symbiotic relationships, reproductive biology, larval dispersal, thermal tolerances, sulfide and sensory adaptations by organisms found in non-vent, vent, and cold seep environments.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL   2107 and BIOL   2108.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5432G.

BIOL   5441   Mycology

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

Broad introduction to various taxonomic groups of Fungi, emphasizing morphology, taxonomy, evolution, physiology, and economic importance. Selected mycolic diseases and symbiotic relationships in nature will be explored.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5441G.

BIOL   5442   Entomology

0,4 Credit Hours.   0,3 Lecture Hours.   0,3 Lab Hours.

Examines the phylogeny, morphology, life history and ecology of insects. Identification of local species will be emphasized. Field trips required.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5442G.

BIOL   5443   Identification and Taxonomy of Vascular Plants

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

This course teaches the identification and taxonomy of the vascular plants, with an emphasis on the southeastern United States. Lectures, laboratories, and field trips cover the evolution, classification, identification, collection, and preservation of vascular plants.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5443G.

BIOL   5444   Ichthyology

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

Emphasizes the systematics, evolution, biology, ecology and behavior of recent and extinct fishes. Laboratory emphasizes the identification, morphology, and natural history of fishes. Field trips required.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5444G.

BIOL   5445   Herpetology

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

Examines the phylogeny, morphology, life history and ecology of reptiles and amphibians. Field identification of local species will be emphasized. Field trips required.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5445G.

BIOL   5446   Ornithology

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

A comprehensive study of the biology of birds. Lectures will emphasize the evolution, classification, structure, physiology, behavior, and ecology of birds. Laboratories will give hands-on experience with bird morphology, and field trips will emphasize finding and identifying birds in their natural habitats.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5446G.

BIOL   5448   Mammalogy

0,4 Credit Hours.   0,4 Lecture Hours.   0,3 Lab Hours.

Course examines the classification, evolution, distribution and life histories of mammals. The laboratory includes identification and preparation of specimens and development of field techniques. Field trips required.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5448G.

BIOL   5530   Wildlife Management

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A survey of the principles and practices used to manage wildlife populations. The emphasis is on populations of importance to humans, particularly game animals. Students will explore the factors, both biotic and abiotic, that influence wildlife populations and how these factors can be managed to sustain game and nongame wildlife populations.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5530G.

BIOL   5532   Evolution

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Covers the historical development of evolutionary thought and focuses on current issues in evolution. Emphasis is placed on the perceived importance of natural selection, mechanisms of speciation, the history of life on Earth, and human evolution.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5532H, BIOL   5532G.

BIOL   5532H   Evolution Honors

3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Covers the historical development of evolutionary thought and focuses on current issues in evolution. Emphasis is placed on the perceived importance of natural selection, mechanisms of speciation, the history of life on Earth, and human evolution.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5532, BIOL   5532G.

BIOL   5534   Conservation Biology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Explores the causes and consequences of the loss of biodiversity, as well as methods for conserving rare species and ecosystems.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5534G.

BIOL   5537   Biogeography

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines the distributional patterns of animals and plants from the perspectives of vicariance biogeography and organismal dispersal. One field trip required.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5537G.

BIOL   5540   Ecology

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

Reviews basic ecological principles and current hypotheses relevant to biological organisms from the level of the population to ecosystems. Application of mathematic models to biological processes is emphasized.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5540G.

BIOL   5541   Tropical Marine Biology

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

This is an intensive 2-week field course conducted at a tropical marine field station. Through daily lectures and field excursions, students are exposed to the natural history and ecology of a variety of marine organisms and ecosystems that may include mangroves, seag rasses, rocky shores and coral reefs. Additional fees required.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5541S, BIOL   5541G.

BIOL   5541S   Tropical Marine Biology

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

This is an intensive 2-week field course conducted at a tropical marine field station. Through daily lectures and field excursions, students are exposed to the natural history and ecology of a variety of marine organisms and ecosystems that may include mangroves, sea grasses, rocky shores and coral reefs. Additional fees required.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5541, BIOL   5541G.

BIOL   5542   Aquatic Ecology

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

Covers the biological and physiochemical factors that affect common organisms found in local aquatic ecosystems, including streams and rivers, wetlands, estuaries, and lakes.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5542G.

BIOL   5543   Biological Field Experience

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

A field expedition involving biological investigations of a major biome or natural area. Expeditions normally require three to five weeks in the field, depending upon the habitat selected and the type of travel required. In addition to tuition, students must bear all travel expenses while in the field.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5543G, BIOL   5543S.

BIOL   5543S   Biological Field Experience

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

A field expedition involving biological investigations of a major biome or natural area. Expeditions normally require three to five weeks in the field, depending upon the habitat selected and the type of travel required. In addition to tuition, students must bear all travel expenses while in the field.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5543, BIOL   5543G.

BIOL   5544   Population Biology

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

A review of the genetic consequences of evolutionary forces that impact population structure, cohesion, and persistence. Special attention is given to the behavioral, ecological, and demographic responses of populations to natural selection pressures arising from the social environment and the presence of other species in the community.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5544G.

BIOL   5546   Plant Ecology

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

Examines fundamental principles and major conceptual issues in plant ecology. Students will learn about the distinctive and often unique ways in which plants interact with the biotic and abiotic components of their environment, and how these factors affect the abundance and distribution of plants.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL   2107, BIOL   2107L, BIOL   2108, BIOL   2108L, BIOL   3133.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5546G.

BIOL   5547   Marine Ecology

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

Course stresses ecological processes and adaptations that act to structure coastal associations and permit their persistence through time. The course provides a background for students interested in research in the marine sciences. Students will learn to develop good statistical designs and use various techniques to collect data in marine ecology. Several field trips are required.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL   2107 and BIOL   2107L and BIOL   2108 and BIOL   2108L, and BIOL   3133.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5547G.

BIOL   5644   Insect Ecology

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

Examines the basic principles of ecology as they apply to insects. The ecology of insects will be investigated at the level of individuals, populations, communities and ecosystems. Emphasis will be placed on how insects interact with, and have evolved unique adaptations to, their abiotic and biotic environment.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5644G.

BIOL   5645   Behavioral Ecology

0,4 Credit Hours.   0,3 Lecture Hours.   0,3 Lab Hours.

An advanced course on how evolution and ecology shape behavior. Through lectures, discussions of papers from the primary literature, field trips with experiments related to recent topics covered in class, and presentations on their research, students will be immersed in the field of behavioral ecology. The laboratory will emphasize techniques used to study behavioral ecology and provide students an opportunity to conduct their own research projects.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL   2107 and BIOL   2107L and BIOL   2108 and BIOL   2108L and BIOL   4635.

Cross Listing(s): BIOL   5645G.