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Courses - Spring 2019
BSCI
Biological Sciences Program Department Site
BSCI courses are offered by the Biological Science Program and individual College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences departments, as indicated.

The sponsoring department for each course is provided in the course listing. Consult the sponsoring department if you have questions about an individual course (sponsoring departments BIOL - Department of Biology, 2227 Biol-Psyc Building; BSCI - Biological Sciences Program, 1322 Symons Hall; CBMG - Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, 1219 H.J. Patterson Building; ENTM - Entomology, 4112 PLS Building).

Registration in course sections which begin with "SES*" is restricted to students admitted into the Science in the Evening Program, administered through the Office of Extended Studies. For complete information, visit: http://oes.umd.edu/index.php?slab=sie, e-mail oes@umd.edu , or call 301-405-7762.

The following courses may involve the use of animals. Students who are concerned about the use of animals in teaching have the responsibility to consult the instructor prior to course enrollment to determine whether animals are to be used in the course, whether class exercises involving animals are optional or required, and what alternatives, if any, are available.

The College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences enforces course prerequisites. Students who do not meet the course prerequisites will be administratively dropped from the course.

BSCI103
The World of Biology
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: LL
GenEd: DSNL
Additional information: Not acceptable for degree requirements in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, or Biochemistry.
An introduction to modern biology for the non-science major. Major themes include molecular biology, cell biology, evolution and organismal biology. Relevance of study of biology to modern human life will be emphasized.
(Sponsoring Dept.: BSCI). Students must pay a $40.00 laboratory materials fee.
BSCI103M
(Perm Req)
The World of Biology
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: LL
GenEd: DSNL
Additional information: Not acceptable for degree requirements in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, or Biochemistry.
An introduction to modern biology for the non-science major. Major themes include molecular biology, cell biology, evolution and organismal biology. Relevance of study of biology to modern human life will be emphasized.
(Sponsoring Dept.: BSCI). Must be taken within 12 months of the semester in which BSCI 103 is taken. A student is eligible to take this course only if the lab scores received in BSCI 103 the last time it was taken totalled at least 80 percent of the maximum possible total. These scores will count for part of the grade in BSCI 103M.
BSCI120
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: LS
GenEd: DSNS
A survey of the major groups of insects, their natural history, and their relationships with humans and their environment. Course not acceptable toward major requirements in Biological Sciences, Chemistry or Biochemistry.
(Sponsoring Dept.: ENTM).
BSCI121
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Additional information: Course not acceptable toward major requirements in Biological Sciences, Chemistry or Biochemistry.
A study of the life history, behavior and seasonal activities of the honeybee, its place in pollination of flowers with emphasis on plants of economic importance and bee lore in literature.
(Sponsoring Dept.: ENTM).
BSCI124
Plant Biology for Non-Science Students
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNL (if taken with BSCI125)
Restriction: For non-science majors only; and must not have completed BSCI105; and must not have completed BSCI170 or BSCI171.
Additional information: CORE Life Sciences Lab (LL) Course only when taken concurrently with BSCI 125.
A basic course in plant biology specifically designed for the non-science student. Emphasis is placed on an evolutionary and ecological approach to studying fundamental concepts and processes of plants, their place in the biosphere, the importance of plants to man, and the manner in which humans impact on plants and their environment. This course will not count toward graduation requirements for any student in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry or the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
(Sponsoring Dept.: CBMG). CORE Life Sciences Lab (LL) Course only when taken concurrently with BSCI125.
BSCI125
Plant Biology Laboratory
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Corequisite: BSCI124.
Restriction: For non-science majors only; and must not have completed BSCI105; and must not have completed BSCI170 or BSCI171.
Credit only granted for: BSCI105, BSCI170, or BSCI125.
Additional information: CORE Life Sciences Lab (LL) Course only when taken concurrently with BSCI 125.
An introduction to the biology of plants with emphasis on the processes by which plants function, the diversity of plants, and the importance of plants to humans. This course will not count toward graduation requirements for any student in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry or the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. CORE Lab Science.
(Sponsoring Dept.: CBMG). CORE Life Sciences Lab (LL) Course only when taken concurrently with BSCI 124. Students must pay a $40.00 laboratory materials fee.
BSCI160
Principles of Ecology and Evolution
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNL (if taken with BSCI161) or DSNS
Prerequisite: Must have math eligibility of MATH120 or higher.
Recommended: For Science majors.
Credit only granted for: BSCI106 or BSCI160.
Formerly: BSCI106.
Basic principles of biology with special emphasis on ecological and evolutionary biology.
(Sponsoring Dept.: BSCI).
BSCI161
Principles of Ecology and Evolution Lab
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Must have math eligibility of MATH120 or higher.
Corequisite: BSCI160.
Recommended: For Science majors.
Basic laboratory principles of biology with special emphasis on ecological and evolutionary biology.
(Sponsoring Dept.: BSCI). Students must pay a $40.00 laboratory materials fee.
BSCI170
Principles of Molecular & Cellular Biology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNL (if taken with BSCI171) or DSNS
Prerequisite: Must have math eligibility of MATH120 or higher.
Recommended: For Science majors.
Credit only granted for: BSCI105 or BSCI170.
Formerly: BSCI105.
Basic principles of biology with special emphasis on cellular and molecular biology.
(Sponsoring Dept.: BSCI).
BSCI170C
Principles of Molecular & Cellular Biology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNL (if taken with BSCI171) or DSNS
Prerequisite: Must have math eligibility of MATH120 or higher.
Recommended: For Science majors.
Credit only granted for: BSCI105 or BSCI170.
Formerly: BSCI105.
Basic principles of biology with special emphasis on cellular and molecular biology.
(Sponsoring Dept.: BSCI). Restricted to BSCI, CHEM and BCHM majors.
BSCI171
Principles of Molecular & Cellular Biology Laboratory
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Must have math eligibility of MATH120 or higher.
Corequisite: BSCI170.
Recommended: For Science majors.
Basic laboratory principles of biology with special emphasis on cellular and molecular biology.
(Sponsoring Dept.: BSCI). Students must pay a $40.00 laboratory materials fee.
BSCI171S
Principles of Molecular & Cellular Biology Laboratory
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Must have math eligibility of MATH120 or higher.
Corequisite: BSCI170.
Recommended: For Science majors.
Basic laboratory principles of biology with special emphasis on cellular and molecular biology.
(Sponsoring Dept.: BSCI). Students must pay a $40.00 laboratory materials fee. Restricted to College Park Scholars - Life Sciences.
BSCI201
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: LL
GenEd: DSNL
Prerequisite: BSCI170 and BSCI171; or BSCI105; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Anatomy and physiology of the skeletal, muscular, neural, endocrine, an sensory systems. Course not acceptable toward major requirements in Biological Sciences, Chemistry or Biochemistry.
(Sponsoring Dept.: BIOL). Students must pay a $40.00 laboratory materials fee.
BSCI202
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BSCI201; or permission of CMNS-Biology department.
Anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular, respiratory, immune, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. Course not acceptable toward major requirements in Biological Sciences, Chemistry or Biochemistry.
(Sponsoring Dept.: BIOL). Students must pay a $40.00 laboratory materials fee.
BSCI207
Principles of Biology III - Organismal Biology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BSCI160 and BSCI161; or BSCI106. And BSCI170 and BSCI171; or BSCI105. And must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in CHEM131.
The diversity, structure and function of organisms as understood from the perspective of their common physicochemical principles and unique evolutionary histories.
(Sponsoring Dept.: BSCI).
BSCI222
Principles of Genetics
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CHEM131 and CHEM132; and (BSCI160 and BSCI161; or BSCI106); and (BSCI170 and BSCI171; or BSCI105). Or must have completed BSCI105 or (BSCI170 and BSCI171); and two semesters of chemistry.
Principles and mechanisms of heredity and gene expression. Considers plant, animal, and microbial organisms.
(Sponsoring Dept.: BSCI).
BSCI223
General Microbiology
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: LL
GenEd: DSNL, SCIS
Prerequisite: BSCI170 and BSCI171; or BSCI105.
Fundamental concepts in morphology, physiology, genetics, immunology, ecology, and pathogenic microbiology. Applications of microbiology to medicine, the food industry and biotechnology.
(Sponsoring Dept.: CBMG) Students must pay a $40.00 laboratory materials fee.
BSCI258
College Park Scholars Internship
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
(Sponsoring Dept.: BSCI).
BSCI279
(Perm Req)
Supplemental Study; Supplemental Study in Biology
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
(Sponsoring Dept.: BIOL).
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BSCI279B
Supplemental Study; BioFIRE Spring Colloquium
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restricted to BioFire students.
BSCI279C
(Perm Req)
Supplemental Study; Catalyst Program Seminar
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
(Sponsoring Dept: BIOL).
BSCI279H
(Perm Req)
Supplemental Study; Catalyst Program Seminar
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
(Sponsoring Dept: BIOL).
BSCI279P
(Perm Req)
Supplemental Study; Undergraduate Teaching Fellows Professional Development Seminar
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
(Sponsoring Dept: BSCI). Prerequisite: permission of department.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BSCI279Q
(Perm Req)
Supplemental Study; Readings in Neurophysiology
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
(Sponsoring Dept.: BIOL).
BSCI279R
(Perm Req)
Supplemental Study; Undergraduate Research Rotation
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
(Sponsoring Dept.: CBMG).
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BSCI279T
(Perm Req)
Supplemental Study; BSCI Learning Assistants
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
(Sponsoring Dept: BSCI).
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BSCI283
Principles of Microbiology
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNL, SCIS
Prerequisite: BSCI207 and BSCI222.
Credit only granted for: BSCI223 or BSCI283.
Additional information: Priority given to BSCI, BCHM and CHEM majors.
Introduction to microorganisms designed for science majors. Genetic principles underlying microbial abilities; microbial structure-function relationships; metabolism, physiology, and ecology of microorganisms; interactions between microorganisms (including pathogens) and their hosts.
(Sponsoring Dept.: CBMG). Students must pay a $40.00 laboratory materials fee.
BSCI288
(Perm Req)
Internship; Field Experience
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
(Sponsoring Dept.: BSCI).
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BSCI288H
(Perm Req)
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
(Sponsoring Dept: BSCI).
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BSCI289
(Perm Req)
Off-Campus Internship
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: S-F
(Sponsoring Dept.: BSCI). Provides credit for off-campus research internships. This credit counts as elective toward graduation, but does not satisfy any Biological Sciences degree requirements (For information about research credit that does count toward Biological Sciences contact the Biological Sciences Program, room 1322 Symons Hall). This requires that a contract form be filed with the Director of Undergraduate Research and Internship Programs, Room 1313 Symons Hall, prior to the internship. The contract must be finalized and signed by the research supervisor at the end of the semester before credit will be awarded.
BSCI329
(Perm Req)
Instructional Assistance Practicum
Credits: 1 - 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
(Sponsoring Dept.: BIOL). Credit cannot be applied to the requirements of any Biological Sciences Major. Prerequiste: permission of department.
BSCI329H
(Perm Req)
Instructional Assistance Practicum; Honors Instructional Assistance Practicum
Credits: 1 - 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
(Sponsoring Dept.: BIOL). Credit cannot be applied to the requirements of any Biological Sciences Major. Prerequiste: permission of department.
BSCI330
Cell Biology and Physiology
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in CHEM131 and CHEM132. And minimum grade of C- in BSCI170 and BSCI171; or minimum grade of C- in BSCI105.
Restriction: Must not have completed BSCI230.
Credit only granted for: BSCI230 or BSCI330.
Formerly: BSCI230.
Biochemical and physiological mechanisms underlying cellular function. Properties of cells which make life possible and mechanisms by which cells provide energy, reproduce, and regulate and integrate with each other and their environment.
(Sponsoring Dept: BIOL). Specialization Areas: PHNB, CEBG, MICB, ECEV, and GENB. Students must pay a $40.00 laboratory materials fee.
BSCI334
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in BSCI207. And minimum grade of C- in BSCI160 and BSCI161; or minimum grade of C- in BSCI106.
Introduction to the biology of mammals, including evolution, physiological, and behavioral specializations.
(Sponsoring Dept.: BIOL). Acceptable toward Biological Sciences Specialization Areas: GENB and ECEV.
BSCI335
Mammalogy Laboratory
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in BSCI160 and BSCI161; or minimum grade of C- in BSCI106. And minimum grade of C- in BSCI207; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in BSCI334.
Lab and field techniques for the study of mammals, focusing on their identification, anatomy, histology, spatial distribution, ecology, and behavior.
(Sponsoring Dept.: BIOL). Acceptable toward Biological Sciences specialization areas: ECEV and GENB. Students must pay a $40.00 laboratory materials fee.
BSCI337
Biology of Insects
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: BSCI160 and BSCI161; or BSCI106; or permission of CMNS-Entomology department.
An overview of the biology, evolution and diversity of insects and their relatives. Insect morphology, physiology, behavior and ecology; the impact of insects on humanity and the management of pest insect populations; assembly of an insect collection is required.
(Sponsoring Dept.: ENTM). Specialization Areas: GENB and ECEV. Students must pay a $40.00 laboratory materials fee.
BSCI338F
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Biology; iGEM Research Seminar
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
(Sponsoring Dept.: BIOL). Restriction: permission of instructor. Also offered as BIOE389F. Credit granted for BSCI338F or BIOE389F.

This course is open to iGEM team members to develop a synthetic biology research project for the internatial Genentically Engineered Machines competition.
BSCI338R
Special Topics in Biology; Darwinian Medicine
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
(Sponsoring Dept: BIOL). Acceptable toward Biological Sciences specialization areas: ECEV, GENB, and PHNB. Prerequisite: BSCI160 and BSCI161; or BSCI106. And BSCI222.

Physicians and biologists have come to realize that evolutionary theory can contribute greatly to our understanding of disease processes and how we treat maladies. In this course, we will explore the integration of evolutionary biology and medical practice.This course involves lectures and readings, and students are expected to participate actively in discussions.
BSCI338Z
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Biology; Field Research
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
(Sponsoring Dept: BIOL). Cannot be used as credit toward the major requirements for any Biological Sciences major. Contact the Biology Department Undergraduate Office for course information.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BSCI339I
Selected Topics in Biology; Cellular Mechanisms of Aging and Disease
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This course will explore the cellular mechanisms underlying aging and a variety of noninfectious diseases and disorders ranging from diabetes and obesity to Alzheimer's and various cancers. In addition to lectures, students will read and discuss relevant primary and secondary literature. Assessments will include student-led discussion of primary literature and group presentations of disease topics.
BSCI339Q
Selected Topics in Biology; Diseases Due to Dysfunctional Cell Organelles
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
(Sponsoring Dept: BIOL). Acceptable towards Biological SciencesSpecialization Areas: CEBG (Cell Biology category), GENB (Cell BiologyPhysiology category), and PHNB. Prerequisites: BSCI330 or BCHM461 or BCHM463.

A seminar-style course aimed at giving students opportunities to research, prepare, and present advanced-level lectures on genetically linked disorders of cell organelles.
BSCI339V
Selected Topics in Biology; Readings in Genetics
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
(Sponsoring Dept: BIOL). Acceptable toward Biological Sciences specialization areas: CEBG (Additional Courses), ECEV, and GENB (Genetics & Evolution). Prerequisite: BSCI222.

Seminar discussing current papers in genetics and evolution. Specific topics will be selected based on student interests, across the disciplines of evolutionary genetics, genomics, and molecular biology.
BSCI339X
(Perm Req)
Selected Topics in Biology; Advanced Cellular Neuroscience
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: required, C- or better in BSCI353; recommended, C- or bett er in BSCI440 or another upper-level neuroscience course. (Sponsoring Dept: BIOL). Applicable to Biological Sciences specialization areas: GENB and PHNB. Readings and discussion in cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying neural circuit development and function.
BSCI348
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
(Sponsoring Dept.: CBMG). May be repeated, but only 3 credits may be applied to major requirements.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BSCI348A
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics; Scientific Teaching Internship
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
(Sponsoring Dept.: CBMG).

Students will act as Undergraduate Teaching Assistants for BSCI223. Prerequisite: A or B in BSCI223 and permission of instructor. Student must be available for one of the BSCI223 lab periods. Students interested in this teaching/leadership opportunity should contact Dr. John Buchner for application information: JBuchner@umd.edu. This course is applicable for the Enrichment credits required of all Biological Sciences students in majors with 0404 codes. For others this is elective credit.
BSCI348C
Special Topics in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics; Cell Biology Lab
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
(Sponsoring Dept.: CBMG). Acceptable toward Biological Sciences Specialization Areas: PHNB, CEBG, and GENB. CBMG Department permission required. Prerequisites: BSCI420. Credit will be granted for BSCI348C, BSCI339C or BSCI421. Students must pay a $40.00 laboratory materials fee.
BSCI348I
Special Topics in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics; Scientific Readings in Infectious Disease Processes
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
BSCI348P
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics; Introductory Biology Curriculum and Instruction Practicum
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
(Sponsoring Dept.: CBMG).

Students will learn about methodologies and curriculum tools applicable to the field of undergraduate science education; the practicum component of the course will allow students to directly apply such innovative approaches through an undergraduate teaching and learning assistantship (UTLA) in conjunction with BSCI105. Prerequisite: A or B in BSCI105 and permission of instructor. Students must be available for one of the BSCI105 lecture periods. Students interested in this teaching/leadership opportunity should contact Dr. Patricia Shields (pshields@umd.edu) for further information. This course is applicable for the Enrichment credits required of all Biological students in majors with 0404 codes. For others this is an elective credit.
BSCI348Q
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics; Special Topics in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics: Introductory Biology Learning Assistantship
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
(Sponsoring Dept.: CBMG).

Students apply methodologies learned in BSCI348P by serving as an undergraduate learning assistant (ULA) in conjunction with BSCI170 (formerly BSCI105). Prerequisite: A or B in BSCI348P and permission of instructor. Student must be available for one of the BSCI170 lecture periods (MWF 11-11:50 or 2:00-2:50). Students interested in this teaching/leadership opportunity should contact Dr. Patricia Shields (pshields@umd.edu) for further information.
BSCI348R
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics; Microbiology Internship
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
(Sponsoring Dept.: CBMG).

This course is an opportunity for students interested in microbiology to pursue a research project in an off-campus lab. The student must see the instructor and complete an information sheet found on the web site, prior to enrolling in the course.
BSCI348T
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics; Research Methods for Terrapin Teachers
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
(Sponsoring Dept.: CBMG).
BSCI353
Principles of Neuroscience
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (BSCI207, BSCI330).
Corequisite: PHYS122, PHYS142, or PHYS132.
Principles of nervous system function, ranging from molecular and cellular basis of neuron function through nervous system integration.
(Sponsoring Dept: BIOL). Acceptable toward Biological Sciences specialization areas: CEBG, GENB, and PHNB.
BSCI360
Principles of Animal Behavior
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BSCI160 and BSCI161; or BSCI106. And BSCI170 and BSCI171; or BSCI105. And BSCI222.
Study of animal behavior with emphasis on its evolution and function. Topics include genetic basis of behavior, communication, aggression, foraging, cooperation, mate selection, and relevance for conservation.
(Sponsoring Dept: BIOL). Acceptable toward Biological Sciences specialization areas: ECEV, GENB, and PHNB.
BSCI361
Principles of Ecology
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: BSCI160 and BSCI161; or BSCI106. And (MATH130, MATH136, or MATH140).
Basic principles of population, community, and ecosystem ecology. Use o these principles to predict possible consequences of human-caused changes in the environment and to understand the level of uncertainty of those predictions.
(Sponsoring Dep.: BIOL). Acceptable toward Biological Sciences Specialization Areas: ECEV and GENB.
BSCI370
Principles of Evolution
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BSCI160 and BSCI161; or BSCI106.
Understanding evolutionary processes in a natural and human environment including adaptation; DNA sequence, protein, and genome evolution; evolution of developmental mechanisms; mechanisms of evolutionary change (mutation, natural selection, drift); epidemiology; coevolution and biological control; speciation; comparative methods; extinction and conservation; human evolution.
(Sponsoring Dept.: BIOL). Acceptable toward Biological Sciences Specialization Areas: PHNB, GENB, and ECEV.
BSCI378H
Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics Department Honors Seminar
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Required seminar for all students participating in departmental honors research program.
(Sponsoring Dept.: CBMG).

Corequisite: BSCI379H. Restricted to students participating in the CBMG Departmental Honors Program.
BSCI379G
(Perm Req)
Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics Department Research; Research in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
(Sponsoring Dept.: CBMG).

Prequisite: permission of department. See CBMG department Undergraduate office.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BSCI379H
(Perm Req)
Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics Department Honors Research
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Student should consult program guidelines. Research project carried out under guidance of faculty advisor.
(Sponsoring Dept.: CBMG).

Corequisite: BSCI378H. Restricted to students participating in the CBMG Departmental Honors Program.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BSCI379L
(Perm Req)
Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics Department Research; Lab Research
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
(Sponsoring Dept.: CBMG). Any combination of 3 credits of BSCI379G, BSCI379L, and BSCI379H can be used to satisfy the enrichment requirement in CEBG, ECEV, MICB, or PHNB or an upper-level elective in GENB. Students must have successfully completed at least one semester in a Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics department research lab before getting permission to take BSCI 379L in the same lab. Students completing at least 4 credits of laboratory research including at east one semester taking BSCI 379L may substitute this experience for one of the two upper-level laboratory courses required to complete any BSCI major.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BSCI389
(Perm Req)
Entomology Department Research
Credits: 1 - 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
(Sponsoring Dept.: ENTM).
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BSCI389H
(Perm Req)
Entomology Department Honors Research
Credits: 1 - 2
Grad Meth: Reg
(Sponsoring Dept.: ENTM).
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BSCI389L
(Perm Req)
Entomology Department Research; Lab Research
Credits: 1 - 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
(Sponsoring Dept.: ENTM).
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BSCI392
Biology of Extinct Animals
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BSCI160 and BSCI161; or BSCI106.
A survey of extinct animals that have few, if any, direct living descendants. The principles governing the functional design of animals will be used to infer life styles for extinct, and frequently bizarre, organisms.
(Sponsoring Dept.: ENTM).
BSCI393
Biology of Extinct Animals Laboratory
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in BSCI392.
An overview of the techniques used in paleobiological reconstructions o extinct animals.
(Sponsoring Dept.: ENTM).
BSCI398H
(Perm Req)
Biology Department Honors Seminar
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Required seminar for all students participating in departmental honors research program.
(Sponsoring Dept.: BIOL). Prerequisite: permission of department.
BSCI399
(Perm Req)
Biology Department Research; Biology Department Research
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
(Sponsoring Dept: BIOL)
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BSCI399H
(Perm Req)
Biology Department Honors Research
Credits: 1 - 2
Grad Meth: Reg
A laboratory research problem; required each semester during honors participation and culminating in an honors thesis.
(Sponsoring Dept: BIOL).
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BSCI399L
(Perm Req)
Biology Department Research; Biology Lab Research
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
(Sponsoring Dept.: BIOL).
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BSCI401
Animal Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BSCI160 and BSCI161; or BSCI106. And must have completed one semester of physics; and must have completed one semester of organic chemistry.
Recommended: A course in animal behavior or biopsychology.
Credit only granted for: BSCI401, BSCI 338W or BIOL 708W.
Formerly: BSCI338W.
Examining the mechanisms by which animal produce and receive signals in each sensory modality; and quantifying the type and amount of information conveyed in signals and how animals attend to such information.
(Sponsoring Dept.: BIOL). Applicable toward Biological Sciences specialization areas: ECEV, GENB, and PHNB.
BSCI402
Genomics of Sensory Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BSCI222; or permission of instructor.
Credit only granted for: BSCI338C or BSCI402.
Formerly: BSCI338C.
An advanced course covering topics on the molecular basis of senses and the application of genomic techniques to studies of sensory systems & sensory ecology.
(Sponsoring Dept.: BIOL). Acceptable toward Biological Sciences Specialization Areas: CEBG, GENB, and PHNB.
BSCI406
Membranes and Biological Interfaces
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in BSCI330.
Recommended: PHYS122; or PHYS132; or (PHYS260 and PHYS261).
Credit only granted for: BSCI339R, BSCI406, BIOL709R.
Formerly: BSCI339R.
An interdisciplinary approach to membrane biology, starting with the physical chemistry of interfaces and model systems and continuing into transport, excitability, and signaling. The course is oriented toward students with broad backgrounds in biology and biophysics. Success in the course will come from a background that prepares students to think mechanistically and quantitatively rather than having substantial factual biological knowledge.
(Sponsoring Dept.: BIOL). Acceptable toward Biological Sciences Specialization Areas: PHNB, CEBG, and GENB.
BSCI407
Behavioral Genetics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in BSCI222.
Behavior represents an organism's most dynamic phenotype and allows an animal to respond immediately to both internal and external cues. We will explore the genetic and epigenetic mechanisms that underlie behavioral variation and the associated neurological, hormonal, and developmental pathways. We will examine modern approaches used to study behavioral genetics in model and non-model systems, and in humans. Using case studies, we will explore a range of complex phenotypes including those related to mating, parental care, aggression, circadian rhythm, locomotion, learning, anxiety, and addiction.
(Sponsoring Dept.: BIOL). Acceptable toward Biological Sciences specialization areas: CEBG (Genetics), ECEV, GENB (Genetics & Evolution), and PHNB.
BSCI410
Molecular Genetics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: BSCI222. And must have completed CHEM233; or (CHEM231 and CHEM232).
An advanced genetics course emphasizing the molecular basis of gene structure and function in the context of modern approaches to the genetics of humans and model organisms.
(Sponsoring Dept.: CBMG) Acceptable toward Biological Sciences specialization areas: PHNB, MICB, CEBG, GENB and ECEV.
BSCI412
Microbial Genetics
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BSCI223 and BSCI222.
A laboratory/lecture based course that covers the fundamentals of mutation, mobile genetic elements and transmission genetics of microbial organisms using both classical and molecular approaches.
(Sponsoring Dept: CBMG). Acceptable toward Biological Sciences Specialization Areas: MICB, CEBG, and GENB. Students must pay a $40.00 laboratory materials fee.
BSCI416
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in BSCI410.
Recommended: BSCI330.
Approaches to human genetics and applications to biology and medicine focusing on specific human genetic topics using primary research papers as the main resource.
(Sponsoring Dept.: CBMG).
BSCI417
Microbial Pathogenesis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: CS
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: BSCI223 and BSCI222.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Credit only granted for: BSCI348M or BSCI417.
Formerly: BSCI348M.
Current research in microbial pathogenesis and the molecular and cellular basis of bacterial disease. Comprehensive overview of the molecular basis of pathogenesis with a focus on model microbial systems to illustrate mechanisms of disease pathogenesis. Topics covered: how microorganisms attach to and enter cells; how host cells are damaged by microbial products; how the host responds to invasion; and host-pathogen evolution.
(Sponsoring Dept.: CBMG).
BSCI420
Cell Biology Lectures
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BSCI330, BSCI222, CHEM231, and CHEM232.
Credit only granted for: BSCI420 or BSCI421.
Molecular and biochemical bases of cellular organization and function in eukaryotes.
(Sponsoring Dept.: CBMG). Acceptable toward Biological Sciences Specialization Areas: PHNB, CEBG, and GENB.
BSCI421
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BSCI330, BSCI222, CHEM231, and CHEM232.
Credit only granted for: BSCI420 or BSCI421.
Molecular and biochemical basis of cellular organization and function in eukaryotes.
(Sponsoring Dept.: CBMG). Acceptable toward Biological Sciences Specialization Areas: PHNB, CEBG, and GENB. Students must pay a $40.00 laboratory materials fee.
BSCI422
Principles of Immunology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BSCI223 and BSCI222.
Recommended: BSCI330.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
The immune system in health and disease. Presentation and analysis of the cellular and molecular processes that comprise the immune system.
(Sponsoring Dept.: CMBG). Acceptable toward Biological Sciences Specialization Areas: PHNB, MICB, CEBG, and GENB. Also offered as CBMG699W.
BSCI423
Immunology Laboratory
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BSCI223 and BSCI222.
Corequisite: BSCI422.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Current techniques for assessment of immune status and evaluation of th immune response, including monoclonal antibody production, Western blotting, cytokine assays, ELISA and flow cytometry.
(Sponsoring Dept.: CBMG). Acceptable toward Biological Sciences Specialization Areas:PHNB, MICB, CEBG and GENB. Students must pay a $40.00 laboratory materials fee.
BSCI433
Biology of Cancer
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BSCI222 and BSCI330; or permission of CMNS-Biological Sciences UG Program.
Causes and consequences of neoplastic transformations at the biochemica and cellular levels.
(Sponsoring Dept.: BIOL). Acceptable towards Biological Sciences Specialization Areas: PHNB, CEBG, and GENB.
BSCI437
General Virology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BSCI222; or permission of CMNS-Biological Sciences UG Program.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Discussion of the physical and chemical nature of viruses, virus cultivation and assay methods, virus replication, viral diseases with emphasis on the oncogenic viruses, viral genetics, and characteristics of the major virus groups.
(Sponsoring Dept.: CBMG). Specialization Areas: MICB, CEBG, and GENB.
BSCI440
Mammalian Physiology
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BSCI330; and (CHEM231 and CHEM232; or must have completed CHEM233). Or permission of CMNS-Biological Sciences UG Program.
A study of the cardiovascular, hemopoietic, gastrointestinal, renal and respiratory systems. Chemical and endocrine regulation of physiological functions in mammals. Course does not count as an upper level lab for BIOL majors (see BSCI441).
(Sponsoring Dept.: BIOL). Acceptable toward Biological Sciences Specialization Areas: PHNB, and GENB.
BSCI441
Mammalian Physiology Laboratory
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in BSCI440.
Laboratory exercises in experimental mammalian physiology.
(Sponsoring Dept.: BIOL). Acceptable toward Biological Sciences Program Specialization Areas: PHNB and GENB. Students must pay a $40.00 laboratory materials fee.
BSCI442
Plant Physiology
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BSCI170 and BSCI171; or BSCI105; or PLSC201. And CHEM231 and CHEM232; or CHEM237; or permission of CMNS-Biological Sciences UG Program.
Restriction: Must not have completed ENST407; or must not have completed PLSC400.
Also offered as: PLSC400.
Credit only granted for: BSCI442 or PLSC400.
A survey of plant physiology and development and responses and adaptation to the environment
(Sponsoring Dept.: BSCI) Students must pay a $40.00 laboratory materials fee.
BSCI446
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in BSCI330 and BSCI353.
Neural development, followed by sensory, motor and integrative system organization in the central nervous system.Sponsoring Dept. (BIOL) Specialization Areas: PHNB, GENB.
(Sponsoring Dept.: BIOL) Acceptable toward Biological Sciences Program Specialization Areas: PHNB, and GENB.
BSCI447
General Endocrinology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BSCI330, CHEM241, and CHEM242.
Functions and dysfunctions of the endocrine system with special reference to mammals.
(Sponsoring Dept.: ENTM). Acceptable toward Biological Sciences Program Specialization Areas: PHNB, and GENB.
BSCI452
Diseases of the Nervous System
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in BSCI330; and minimum grade of C- in BSCI353.
Also offered as: NACS728, BIOL708.
Credit only granted for: BSCI452, BSCI338N, BIOL708E, or NACS728N.
Formerly: BSCI338N.
An advanced course covering the neuroanatomy, function, and organization of the nervous system and its implication for pathology and disease.
(Sponsoring Dept.: BIOL) Acceptable toward Biological Sciences Program Specialization Areas: PHNB, and GENB.
BSCI454
Neurobiology Laboratory
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in BSCI330; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in BSCI353; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in PHYS122, PHYS132, or PHYS142.
Basic neuroanatomical techniques, intracellular and extracellular recordings of electrical potentials from nerve and muscle.
(Sponsoring Dept.: BIOL). Specialization areas: CEBG, PHNB, and GENB. Students must pay a $40.00 laboratory materials fee.
BSCI462
Population Ecology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: MATH130, MATH136, or MATH140; and BSCI361.
Theory of population growth and regulation, life tables, and theory of competition and predation, evolution in ecological settings, community structure and dynamics.
(Sponsoring Dept.: BIOL). Acceptable toward Biological Sciences Program Specialization Areas: ECEV, and GENB.
BSCI473
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BSCI207.
Courses in evolution and animal behavior are strongly recommended. A detailed analysis of the evolutionary ecology of marine invertebrates; emphasis on testing of theories and on current literature.
(Sponsoring Dept: BIOL). Acceptable toward Biological Sciences specialization areas: ECEV and GENB.