2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jul 14, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Course Numbering
0-999: Developmental precollege-level courses
1000-2999: Lower division courses intended for undergraduate credit only.  The first digit indicates the general level of the course:  1 for a first-year course, 2 for a second-year course
3000-4999: Upper division courses carrying undergraduate credit only.  The first digit indicates the general level of the course:  3 for a third-year course, 4 for a fourth-year course.
5000-5999: Courses that carry graduate credit only in a major field different from that of the department offering the course. 
6000-6999: Courses that carry graduate credit in any major field.  
7000-7999: Courses intended for graduate students only.
8000-9999: Courses intended for post-master or doctoral-level work.
Please note, when searching courses by “Code or Number”, an asterisk (*) can be used to return mass results.  For example, using “6*” will give all 6000 graduate-level courses.
 

Biology

  
  • BIO 4430 - Vertebrate Histology



    Credit Hour(s): 5
    Study of structure/function relationships in vertebrate tissues, organs and organ systems.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level CHM 2110 Minimum Grade of C or Undergraduate level ANT 3120 Minimum Grade of C or Undergraduate level BIO 2120 Minimum Grade of C
    Corequisite(s): BIO4430L
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 4430L - Vertebrate Histology Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BIO 4430.
    Corequisite(s): BIO4430
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
  • BIO 4440 - Plant Physiology



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    Plant physiology, including the major features of nutrition, photosynthesis, transport, hormones, development, and environmental responsiveness. Laboratory includes analytical techniques, experimental design, and interpretation and communication of scientific results.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BIO 2110 Minimum Grade of C and Undergraduate level BIO 2120 Minimum Grade of C and Undergraduate level BIO 2310 Minimum Grade of C
    Corequisite(s): BIO4440L
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 4440L - Plant Physiology Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BIO 4440.
    Corequisite(s): BIO4440
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
  • BIO 4450 - Amazon Expedition



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    Classroom instruction followed by travel to Peruvian Amazon, viewing primary and secondary rainforest, tropical rivers, and wildlife.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BIO 2310 Minimum Grade of C
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture/Lab Combination
    Course attributes: Instructor Approval Required
  
  • BIO 4460 - Advanced Cell Biology



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Cell structure/function including the organization of the cell nucleus, DNA replication, multiple steps of gene expression, membrane composition and the importance of the cytoskeleton for cell motility, cell division and cell adhesion.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BIO 2120 Minimum Grade of C
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in the following Classifications: Junior, Senior.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
    Course attributes: Integrated Writing
  
  • BIO 4470 - Population and Community Ecology



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Use of deterministic and stochastic models to characterize populations and quantitative methods for analyzing community structure, composition, and dynamics.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BIO 2310 Minimum Grade of C
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 4480 - Advanced Cell Techniques



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Analysis of cellular proteins. Hands-on experience manipulating human cells in culture, extracting cellular proteins, transfecting cells, and performing immunoblotting and immunofluorescence techniques.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BIO 4460 Minimum Grade of C
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in the following Classifications: Junior, Senior.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture/Lab Combination
  
  • BIO 4490 - Genetic Screens using RNAi



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Students will perform original research in the fields of developmental and reproductive biology by using planarian screens to identify genes expressed in the reproductive system and required for development of eggs and sperm.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BIO 3140 Minimum Grade of C
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture/Lab Combination
  
  • BIO 4500 - Clinical Exercise Physiology



    Credit Hour(s): 5
    Use of exercise as it relates to the prevention of disease specific risk factors, the prevention of occurrence or reoccurrence of a disease-specific event.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BIO 3530 Minimum Grade of C
    Corequisite(s): BIO4500L
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in the following Classifications: Junior, Senior. Must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: Biological Sciences - BA, Biological Sciences - BS.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 4500L - Clinical Exercise Physiology Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BIO 4500.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BIO 3530 Minimum Grade of C
    Corequisite(s): BIO4500
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in the following Classifications: Junior, Senior. Must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: Biological Sciences - BA, Biological Sciences - BS.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
  • BIO 4520 - Exercise Pharmacology



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Effect of exercise on the therapeutic actions of commonly used prescription and over-the-counter drugs. The effect of drugs on athletic performance is also emphasized.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BIO 2120 Minimum Grade of C and Undergraduate level ANT 3120 Minimum Grade of C
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 4530 - Respiratory Physiology



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    An in-depth exploration of oxygen transport for cellular respiration.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BIO 2120 Minimum Grade of C and Undergraduate level CHM 2120 Minimum Grade of C and Undergraduate level PHY 1110 Minimum Grade of C
    Corequisite(s): BIO4530L
    Enrollment Restrictions: May not be enrolled as the following Classifications: Freshman, Sophomore.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 4530L - Respiratory Physiology Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BIO 4530.
    Corequisite(s): BIO4530
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
  • BIO 4540 - Pathophysiology



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Patient care as applied to a wide variety of diseases and associated therapies. The disease process, inflammation and healing, immunity, infection. Discussions of blood, cardiovascular, digestive, urinary, neurologic, endocrine, and musculoskeletal disorders. Case studies accompany each topic area.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level ANT 3100 Minimum Grade of C
    Enrollment Restrictions: May not be enrolled as the following Classifications: Freshman, Sophomore.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 4550 - Plant Systematics



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    The diversity of vascular plant species with an emphasis on angiosperms, phylogenetic relationships and methods, terminology pertinent to taxonomic classification and nomenclature.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BIO 2310 Minimum Grade of C
    Corequisite(s): BIO4550L
    Enrollment Restrictions: May not be enrolled as the following Classifications: Freshman, Junior, Sophomore.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 4550L - Plant Systematics Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BIO 4550.
    Corequisite(s): BIO4550
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
  • BIO 4560 - Ecosystem Ecology and Global Change



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Covers current understanding of ecosystem function and the impacts of humans on global biogeochemical cycles and the distribution of life on earth.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BIO 2310 Minimum Grade of C
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 4600 - Population Genetics



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    Examines the causes of genetic differences within and among species and how molecular biology techniques can be used to identify these differences. Emphasizes human genetics, anthropology, ecology, and conservation implications.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BIO 2110 Minimum Grade of C and (Undergraduate level BIO 2130 Minimum Grade of C or Undergraduate level BIO 3140 Minimum Grade of C)
    Corequisite(s): BIO4600L
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 4600L - Population Genetics Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BIO 4600.
    Corequisite(s): BIO4600
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
  • BIO 4660 - Internship in Applied Physiology



    Credit Hour(s): 1 to 6
    A capstone practicum experience involving work site training or a research project.
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Internship
  
  • BIO 4700 - General Entomology



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    Basic biology of insects, including their morphology, physiology, life history, ecology, evolution and taxonomy.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BIO 2310 Minimum Grade of C
    Corequisite(s): BIO4700L
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 4700L - General Entomology Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BIO 4700.
    Corequisite(s): BIO4700
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
  • BIO 4720 - Ornithology



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    Introduction to the world of birds. Covers a range of scales from genetics that underlie evolution and phylogeny to global ecology and conservation. Students are introduced to diversity, form and function, physiology, behavior, life history, ecology and conservation of birds. Lectures are paired with labs that add hands on experience in bird research. We will work on bird identification by sound and sight.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BIO 2310 Minimum Grade of C
    Corequisite(s): BIO4720L
    Enrollment Restrictions: May not be enrolled as the following Classifications: Freshman, Sophomore.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 4720L - Ornithology Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BIO 4720.
    Corequisite(s): BIO4720
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
  • BIO 4730 - Marine Biology



    Credit Hour(s): 5
    Oceanic ecosystem dynamics and the biological communities associated with different marine habitats. Emphasizes structural and physiological adaptations of organisms to their environment and interactions among different species (competition, predation, and mutualisms). Current threats to marine habitats. Includes a 1 week field trip to the North Carolina coast.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BIO 2310 Minimum Grade of C
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 4750 - Ichthyology



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    Overview of the major themes of fish evolution, anatomy, physiology, and ecology, with special emphasis on fresh water species. Includes practical field experience in collection, dissection, and identification.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BIO 1120 Minimum Grade of C and Undergraduate level BIO 1150 Minimum Grade of C
    Corequisite(s): BIO4750L
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 4750L - Ichthyology Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BIO 4750.
    Corequisite(s): BIO4750
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
  • BIO 4760 - Human Parasitology and Mycology



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Surveys parasites of humans worldwide with emphasis on those that occur in North and Central America and Europe. Develops a working knowledge of the anatomy, life cycle and epidemiology of each parasite covered. Compares pathogenic and opportunistic fungal infections. The epidemiology, transmission, symptoms of human mycoses and identification of pathogenic fungal infections and the available treatments.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BIO 1120 Minimum Grade of C and Undergraduate level BIO 1150 Minimum Grade of C
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in the following Classifications: Junior, Senior.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 4800 - Conservation Biology



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    The goal of this class is to provide you an entry into the field of conservation biology. Since conservation biology is an interdisciplinary field, we will touch upon topics from many disciplines, such as biology-related ecology, genetics, statistics, botany, zoology, biogeography, but also social studies, economics, and political science. As an applied science, conservation biology necessarily works in the fault lines between pure science that attempts to be value-free and objective, and management that attempts to balance the needs and ideologies of all stakeholders and may even employ advocacy that attempts to influence the public and decision makers using the best knowledge and techniques available. Given the two challenging aspects of this class, namely its interdisciplinary and applied nature, the format will also be unusual, blending traditional lecture-style instruction with class discussion, activities and projects. Examination of the scientific theory and applied research focused on the sustained preservation of global biological diversity.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BIO 2310 Minimum Grade of D
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 4810 - Algorithms for Bioinformatics



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Theory-oriented approach to application of contemporary algorithms to bioinformatics. Graph theory, complexity theory, dynamic programming and optimization techniques are introduced for solving specific computational problems in molecular genetics.
    Prerequisite(s): (Undergraduate level CS 3810 Minimum Grade of C or Undergraduate level BIO 3810 Minimum Grade of C) and Undergraduate level CS 3100 Minimum Grade of C and Undergraduate level BIO 2110 Minimum Grade of C and Undergraduate level CHM 2120 Minimum Grade of C
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 4840 - Biogeography



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Introduction to the factors affecting the distribution of plants and animals.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BIO 2130 Minimum Grade of C
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 4880 - Independent Reading



    Credit Hour(s): 1
    Study of published scientific literature leading to library research paper. Minimum GPA of 2.25
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in the following Classifications: Junior, Senior.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Independent Study
    Course attributes: Department Approval Required
  
  • BIO 4900 - Biology Internship



    Credit Hour(s): 3 to 8
    Off-campus experience in cooperating scientific agency or industrial organization. Reports and specific assignments determine in consultation with faculty advisor and supervising professionals. Application required.
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Independent Study
    Course attributes: Department Approval Required
  
  • BIO 4920 - Senior Seminar



    Credit Hour(s): 1
    Literature survey, discussion, and oral presentations of selected topics in the biological sciences. Minimum GPA of 2.25.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in the following Classifications: Junior, Senior.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Seminar
    Course attributes: Department Approval Required
  
  • BIO 4950 - Senior Honors Research



    Credit Hour(s): 1 to 3
    Independent research working closely with a faculty sponsor on the formulation and execution of a research project and thesis preparation. Acceptance into the Departmental Honors Program required.
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Independent Study
    Course attributes: Department Approval Required
  
  • BIO 4960 - Internship in Exercise Biology



    Credit Hour(s): 1 to 6
    A capstone practicum experience involving work site training or a research project. GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Internship
    Course attributes: Department Approval Required
  
  • BIO 4990 - Special Problems in Biology



    Credit Hour(s): 1 to 3
    Independent laboratory study course.
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Independent Study
    Course attributes: Department Approval Required
  
  • BIO 5450 - Concepts in Biology I for Ed Majors



    Credit Hour(s): 3.5
    Introduction to biological concepts for Elementary and Middle School education majors. Structured around the National and Ohio State Science Standards and taught from an inquiry perspective. We examine approaches that attempt to teach science as a knowledge-building practice, i.e., by engaging in scientific investigations and participating in scientific practices such as designing an investigation, explanation, and working with scientific models.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture/Lab Combination
  
  • BIO 5460 - Concepts in Biology II for Education Majors



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    Concepts and applications of biology formatted to model implications of state and national pedagogical standards, aimed specifically at preparing students for biology teaching in Grades 4-9.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture/Lab Combination
  
  • BIO 5810 - Introduction to Bioinformatics



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Tools-oriented approach to bioinformatics emphasizing DNA data structure, string representation in PERL, data searches, pairwise alignments, substitution patterns, protein structure prediction and modeling, proteomics, and use of web-based bioinformatic tools.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 6010 - Topics in Biology



    Credit Hour(s): 1 to 5
    Advanced topics in modern biology of current interest. Topics vary.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 6020 - Current Literature in Biology



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Writing intensive course using current research articles to develop critical thinking skills designed for advanced undergraduates or graduate students. Four different sections emphasize broad areas of biology.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 6030 - Topics in Biology



    Credit Hour(s): 1 to 5
    Advanced topics in modern biology of current interest. Topics vary.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 6040 - Topics in Biology



    Credit Hour(s): 1 to 5
    Advanced topics in modern biology of current interest. Topics vary.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 6060 - Evolutionary Biology



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Upper-level course in evolutionary biology for graduate students that have already achieved a basic background in evolution. Objectives of the course are to critically examine modern evolutionary research, with focus on recent theoretical and empirical developments. Topics include: speciation and species definitions, phylogeography, phylogenetic biology, molecular evolution, adaptation and natural selection, and sexual selection.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 6070 - Wetlands Biology



    Credit Hour(s): 5
    Ecological investigation of wetlands of the U.S. with emphasis on the Midwest. Primarily field oriented with some lecture. Covers soils, vegetation, hydrology, conservation, and restoration. Requires two weekend trips and written report.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture/Lab Combination
  
  • BIO 6080 - Writing in the Biological Sciences



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Surveys grammatical and stylistic aspects of scientific writing and teaches how to organize, write, and submit a manuscript for publication in a biological journal. Grant writing is also discussed.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 6090 - Introduction to R with Applications in Biology



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    The goal of this class is to learn programming biostatistics in the statistical software package R.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
    Course attributes: Instructor Approval Required
  
  • BIO 6110 - The Aquatic Environment



    Credit Hour(s): 5
    Field and laboratory course concerned with the physical, chemical, and biological factors that determine biological productivity in natural waters. 3 hours lecture, 6 hours lab.
    Corequisite(s): BIO6110L
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 6110L - The Aquatic Environment Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BIO 6110.
    Corequisite(s): BIO6110
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
  • BIO 6200 - Designing Biological Experiments



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    This course presents an overview of effective sampling design for biological studies. It shows how to reconcile the peculiarities of biological data with the assumptions of statistical methods. It introduces some statistical methods useful in biology though rarely covered in introductory statistics courses. It outlines the major ways that data are analyzed in biology. It discusses ways to present results.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 6240 - Disease Ecology and Evolution



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    The class will cover topics such as mathematical theory on host-pathogen interactions; empirical studies of human, wildlife, insect and plant host interactions; emerging infectious diseases; effects on host behavior; host-parasite co-evolution; multi-host and multi-pathogen systems; and anthropogenic effects on disease. The greatest depth of understanding has been achieved at the level of population interactions, specifically interactions between a host and a pathogen. The broader goal of the class is to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date understanding of the causes and consequences of infectious diseases at levels from individual organisms to the globe.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 6410 - Behavioral Ecology



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    This course will focus on how and why animals behave the way they do. In particular, we will study how an individuals behavior contributes to its survival and reproductive success (i.e., why do particular behaviors evolve?) and how the environment influences optimal behavioral strategies (i.e., what is the ecological basis of behavior?). This course has a large theoretical component, but we will also examine some real behaviors as case studies.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 6420 - Advanced Molecular Biology



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Emphasizes gene organization and genome organization focusing on the molecular anatomy, expression, and regulation of eukaryotic genes. Includes a thorough discussion of recombinant DNA technology.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 6430 - Vertebrate Histology



    Credit Hour(s): 5
    Study of structure/function relationships in vertebrate tissues, organs and organ systems.
    Corequisite(s): BIO6430L
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 6430L - Verterbrate Histology Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BIO 6430.
    Corequisite(s): BIO6430
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
  • BIO 6440 - Plant Physiology



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    Course covers plant physiology, including the major features of nutrition, photosynthesis, transport, hormones, development, and evnironmental responsiveness. Laboratory will expose students to analytical techniques, experimental design, and interpretation and communication of scientific results.
    Corequisite(s): BIO6440L
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 6440L - Plant Physiology Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BIO 6440.
    Corequisite(s): BIO6440
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
  • BIO 6450 - Amazon Expedition



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    This course has two stages. In the first stage, we meet weekly in a classroom setting. Class will consist of mini-lectures, discussion of assigned readings, and field activities. In the second stage, we travel to the Peruvian Amazon, where you will see primary and secondary rainforest, tropical rivers, and wildlife.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture/Lab Combination
    Course attributes: Instructor Approval Required
  
  • BIO 6460 - Advanced Cell Biology



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Students will gain a thorough understanding about eukaryotic cell structures and functions including the organization of the cell nucleus, DNA replication, the multiple steps of gene expression, membrane composition and dynamics, and the importance of the cytoskeleton for cell motility, cell division and cell adhesion.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 6470 - Population & Community Ecology



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Derivation and use of deterministic and stochastic population models, methods of analyzing community structure, composition, and dynamics
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 6480 - Advanced Cell Techniques



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    Analysis of cellular proteins will be the major focus. Students will have first-hand experience manipulating human cells in culture, extracting cellular proteins, transfecting cells, and performing immunoblotting and immunofluorescence techniques.
    Prerequisite(s): Graduate level BIO 7400 Minimum Grade of D or Graduate level BMS 7780 Minimum Grade of D or Graduate level BIO 6460 Minimum Grade of D
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture/Lab Combination
  
  • BIO 6490 - Genetic Screens using RNAi



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Students will perform original research in the fields of developmental and reproductive biology by using planarian screens to identify genes expressed in the reproductive system and required for development of eggs and sperm. Cloned genes in bacterial vectors will then be used to determine whether genes are expressed in the reproductive system, and perform loss-of-function experiments by RNA-interference (RNAi). This will uncover molecular mechanisms required for developmental function.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture/Lab Combination
  
  • BIO 6550 - Plant Systematics



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    The diversity of vascular plant species with an emphasis on angiosperms, phylogenetic relationships and methods, terminology pertinent to taxonomic classification and nomenclature.
    Corequisite(s): BIO6550L
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 6550L - Plant Systematics Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BIO 6550.
    Corequisite(s): BIO6550
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
  • BIO 6560 - Ecosystem Ecology and Global Change



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Covers current understanding of ecosystem function and the impacts of humans on global biogeochemical cycles and the distribution of life on earth.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 6600 - Population Genetics



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    Examination of the causes of genetic differences within and among species and how molecular biology techniques can be used to identify these differences. Emphasized human genetics, anthropology, ecology and conservation implications.
    Corequisite(s): BIO6600L
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 6600L - Population Genetics Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BIO 6600.
    Corequisite(s): BIO6600
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
  • BIO 6700 - General Entomology



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    Basic biology of insects, including their morphology, physiology, life history, ecology, evolution and taxonomy.
    Corequisite(s): BIO6700L
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 6700L - General Entomology Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required lab for BIO 6700.
    Corequisite(s): BIO6700
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
  • BIO 6720 - Ornithology



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    This class is an introduction to the world of birds. We will cover the whole range of scales important to any organism from genetics that underlie evolution and phylogeny to global ecology and conservation. You will be introduced to diversity, form and function, physiology, behavior, life history, ecology and conservation of birds. Lectures are paired with labs that add hands on experience in bird research. We will work on bird identification by sound and sight, and study design.
    Corequisite(s): BIO6720L
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 6720L - Ornithology Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BIO 6720.
    Corequisite(s): BIO6720
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
  • BIO 6730 - Marine Biology



    Credit Hour(s): 5
    Lectures cover oceanic ecosystem dynamics and the biological communities associated with different marine habitats. Emphasis is placed on structural and physiological adaptations of organisms to their environment and interactions among different species (competition, predation, and mutualisms). Current threats to marine habitats are discussed. The course includes a 1 week field trip to the North Carolina coast.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 6750 - Ichthyology



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    Introduction to the diversity of fishes. This course will provide an overview of the major themes of fish evolution, anatomy, physiology, and ecology. This course will familiarize students with the most diverse group of vertebrates with special emphasis on fresh water taxa. Lecture topics are combined with field based collections and lab activities to facilitate conceptual learning with practical field experience in collection, dissection, and identification.
    Corequisite(s): BIO6750L
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 6750L - Ichthyology Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BIO 6750.
    Corequisite(s): BIO6750
    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
  • BIO 6800 - Conservation Biology



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    The goal of this class is to provide you an entry into the field of conservation biology. Since conservation biology is an interdisciplinary field, we will touch upon topics from many disciplines, such as biology-related ecology, genetics, statistics, botany, zoology, biogeography, but also social studies, economics, and political science. As an applied science, conservation biology necessarily works in the fault lines between pure science that attempts to be value-free and objective, and management that attempts to balance the needs and ideologies of all stakeholders and may even employ advocacy that attempts to influence the public and decision makers using the best knowledge and techniques available. Given the two challenging aspects of this class, namely its interdisciplinary and applied nature, the format will also be unusual, blending traditional lecture-style instruction with class discussion, activities and projects. Examination of the scientific theory and applied research focused on the sustained preservation of global biological diversity.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 6810 - Algorithms for Bioinformatics



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Theory-orientated approach to the application of contemporary algorithms to bioinformatics. Graph theory, complexity theory, dynamic programming and optimization techniques are introduced in the context of application toward solving specific computational problems in molecular genetics.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 6840 - Biogeography



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Introduction to the factors affecting the distribution of plants and animals.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 6990 - Special Problems in Biology



    Credit Hour(s): 1 to 15
    All assignments, reading material, and experimentation are determined by instructor. Typically, instructional material will be derived from primary research literature and writing a critical review paper will be required. This does not discount inclusion of relevant laboratory or field exercises. Instruction will generally consist of one-on-one, student:instructor discussions and mentoring.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Independent Study
    Course attributes: Department Approval Required
  
  • BIO 7000 - Principles of Instruction in Biology



    Credit Hour(s): 1
    Survey of available instructional materials and discussion of educational theory and techniques leading to more effective instruction.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 7010 - Selected Topics in Biology



    Credit Hour(s): 1 to 5
    Topics vary.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 7020 - Introduction to Research



    Credit Hour(s): 1
    The class will emphasize building talents and skills required to succeed in the Biology M.S. program. Special emphasis will be placed on the components of proposal writing that are required for degree completion. The class will also emphasize how to conduct responsible and ethical research. This will include obtaining the necessary approvals required by the university.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 7120 - Environmental Biology: Genes, Organisims, and Ecosystems



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Graduate level introduction to environmental biology at multiple levels of biological organization including molecular biology, organismal physiology and evolutionary biology, and community and ecosystem ecology.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 7300 - Cell Biology



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Topics include but not limited to a review of current understanding of the structure and function of cells, organelles and subcellular complexes.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BIO 7880 - Continuing Enrollment



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Work toward completion of thesis research, completion of written thesis or completion of an internship or residency program.
    Prerequisite(s): Graduate level BIO 6080 Minimum Grade of D and Graduate level BIO 7020 Minimum Grade of D and Graduate level BIO 8000 Minimum Grade of D
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Independent Study
  
  • BIO 7890 - Continuing Registration



    Credit Hour(s): 1
    Maintenance of contacts with department. Fulfills university requirement that student must be registered for at least one hour of graduate credit during the quarter in which they successfully defend their thesis.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Independent Study
    Course attributes: Department Approval Required
  
  • BIO 7990 - Literature Critique



    Credit Hour(s): 1 to 5
    Independent project to write a critical review of literature on a specific topic. Graded pass/unsatisfactory.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Independent Study
    Course attributes: Department Approval Required
  
  • BIO 8000 - Graduate Seminar



    Credit Hour(s): 1
    Topics vary but will include extensive discussion of primary, research literature.
    Enrollment Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Seminar
  
  • BIO 8990 - Graduate Research



    Credit Hour(s): 1 to 15
    Supervised thesis research.
    Enrollment Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Independent Study
    Course attributes: Department Approval Required

Biomedical Engineering

  
  • BME 1110 - Fundamentals of BIE Engineering



    Credit Hour(s): 1
    Introduction to the disciplines of Biomedical, Industrial & Systems and Human Factors Engineering. Provides an overview of how engineers design, develop, implement, and improve integrated systems that include people, materials, information, equipment, and energy. Consists of lecture classes and computer-based instrumentation lab sessions; includes freshman design experience with emphasis on teamwork and problem solving. Department faculty provide interesting insights in their areas of expertise.
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture/Lab Combination
  
  • BME 1110L - Fundamentals of BIE Engineering Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BME 1110.
    Corequisite(s): BME1110
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
  • BME 1550 - Adaptive Computer Technology



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Presented for physically impaired students for the purpose of familiarizing them with adaptive computer usage. It is structured to teach necessary skills related to each student’s rehabilitative needs.
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture/Lab Combination
    Course attributes: Instructor Approval Required
  
  • BME 1950 - Undergraduate Research in Biomedical Engineering I



    Credit Hour(s): 1 to 5
    Undergraduate research in biomedical engineering. Topics vary.
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Independent Study
    Course attributes: Instructor Approval Required
  
  • BME 1980 - Undergraduate Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering I



    Credit Hour(s): 1 to 5
    Undergraduate special topics in biomedical engineering. Topics vary.
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
    Course attributes: Department Approval Required
  
  • BME 1990 - Undergraduate Independent Studies in Biomedical Engineering I



    Credit Hour(s): 1 to 5
    Undergraduate independent studies in biomedical engineering. Topics vary.
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Independent Study
    Course attributes: Department Approval Required
  
  • BME 2940 - Biomedical Engineering Internship for Second Year



    Credit Hour(s): 1 to 3
    Biomedical engineering internship course. Students are supervised via weekly seminars and regular feedback from employer. Must have completed all of the 1st year courses as listed in the program guide. Minimum of 10 hours per week is required for each credit hour registered.
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Internship
    Course attributes: Department Approval Required
  
  • BME 3211 - Human Biomechanics I



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    Biostatic considerations, human systems and mechanics.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level MTH 2300 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level PHY 2400 Minimum Grade of D
    Corequisite(s): BME3211R
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
  • BME 3211R - Human Biomechanics I Recitation



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required recitation for BME 3211.
    Corequisite(s): BME3211
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Recitation
  
  • BME 3212 - Human Biomechanics II



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Linear and angular kinematics and kinetics applied to human performance. Other topics include human systems analysis with work-energy methods and injury biomechanics utilizing impulse-momentum methods.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BME 3211 Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level ISE 3211 Minimum Grade of D
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
 

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