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Courses - Summer 2019
BSCI
Biological Sciences Program Department Site
BSCI135
Amazing Green: Plants that Transformed the World
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: LL
GenEd: DSNL, SCIS
An interactive way to learn about plants and science, focusing on how plants have changed human history, the biology of their growth, and the science behind their use.
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.
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, and sensory systems. Course not acceptable toward major requirements in Biological Sciences, Chemistry or Biochemistry.
Students must pay a $40.00 Laboratory Materials fee. (Sponsoring Department: BIOL.)
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.
Students must pay a $40.00 Laboratory Materials fee. Sponsoring Department: BIOL.
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.
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.
Students must pay a $40.00 laboratory materials fee.
BSCI279
(Perm Req)
Supplemental Study; Supplemental Study in Biology
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
(Sponsoring Department: BIOL.)
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BSCI279E
Supplemental Study; Environmental Biology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This Course will explore adaptation and natural selection; organismic, population, community, and ecosystem ecology; and human impact on natural systems
BSCI289
(Perm Req)
BSCI338Z
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Biology; Field Research
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
(Sponsoring Department: BIOL.)
BSCI339I
Selected Topics in Biology; Cellular Mechanisms of Aging and Disease
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BSCI330. Students 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 online lectures, students will read and discuss relevant primary and secondary literature in the area of cell biology and biomedicine. Assessments will include assignments/quizzes, discussion forums, and one or more wiki page/PowerPoint-based presentations covering topics relevant to aging and disease. Acceptable towards Biological Sciences Specialization Areas: PHNB, CEBG cell biology category, GENB cell biology/physiology category.
BSCI348J
Special Topics in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics; Medical Microbiology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BSCI105 (grade of B or better) or BSCI223 or BSCI283. Credit only granted for BSCI424 or BSCI348J. Mechanisms of pathogenesis, detection, prevention and treatment of bacterial, viral and parasitic pathogens of humans.
BSCI348M
Special Topics in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics; Epidemiology of Microbial Pathogens
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Acceptable towards Biological Sciences areas: MICB and GENB. Prerequisite: BSCI105.

Study of infectious bacteria and viruses acting at the population level in humans and animals. Identification of causes and spread of infection.
BSCI348R
Special Topics in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics; Microbiology Internship
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Microbiology Internship. Opportunity for students to perform research, relating to microbiology in an off-campus laboratory. Permission of Instructor required. 3 credits applicable to MICB specialization area.
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
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BSCI379M
(Perm Req)
Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics Department Research; Research in Microbiology
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Research carried out under guidance of faculty advisor. Student must make arrangements with a CBMG Departmental faculty member to do this research and register for this course. Permission Required.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BSCI379P
(Perm Req)
Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics Department Research; Research in Plant Biology
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Research carried out under guidance of faculty advisor. Student must make arrangements with a CBMG Departmental faculty member to do this research and register for this course. Permission Required.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BSCI389
(Perm Req)
Entomology Department Research
Credits: 1 - 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BSCI399
(Perm Req)
Biology Department Research
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
(Sponsoring Department: BIOL.)
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 Department: 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
Any combination of 3 credits of BSCI399, BSCI399L, and BSCI399H 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 Biology department research lab before getting permission to take BSCI399L in the same lab. Students completing at least 4 credits of laboratory research including at least one semester taking BSCI399L may substitute this experience for one of the two upper-level laboratory courses required to complete any BSCI major.
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.
BSCI433
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 biochemical and cellular levels.
(Sponsoring Dept.: BIOL). Acceptable toward Biological Sciences specialization areas: CEBG, GENB, and PHNB.
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: GENB and PHNB.
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.