2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    
    Sep 19, 2020  
2017-2018 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

  
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    BIO 1150 - Organisms and Ecosystems



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    Introduction to basic concepts of biology. Topics include evolution, ecology, and the diversity of life. Three hours lecture, two hours lab.
    Prerequisite(s): WSU Math Placement Level 30 or Undergraduate level DEV 0970 Minimum Grade of P or Undergraduate level DEV 0990 Minimum Grade of P
    Corequisite(s): BIO1150L
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 1150L - Organisms & Ecosystems Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BIO 1150.
    Corequisite(s): BIO1150
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    BIO 1190 - Biology Honors Recitation



    Credit Hour(s): 1
    Recitation/discussion section to review basic concepts developed in the laboratory. Co-registration in lecture and honors laboratory is required.
    Restrictions: Must be assigned one of the following Student Attributes: Active Honors Student, Active Honors with Priority.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Recitation
  
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    BIO 2100 - Orientation Seminar in Biological Sciences



    Credit Hour(s): 1
    Overview of programs, career options, department activities, and research opportunities in the biological sciences.
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: Biological Sciences - AS, Biological Sciences - BA, Biological Sciences - BS, Clinical Lab Science - BSCLS, Clinical Lab Science - Pre.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 2110 - Principles of Molecular and Classical Genetics



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Transmission, molecular and population genetics. Gene structure, allelic segregation, genic interactions, the regulation of gene expression and the genetic structure of populations.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BIO 1120 Minimum Grade of C and Undergraduate level CHM 1220 Minimum Grade of C
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 2120 - Cell Biology



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Eukaryotic cell structure and function, including energetics and involvement of various organelles.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BIO 1120 Minimum Grade of C and Undergraduate level CHM 1220 Minimum Grade of C
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 2140 - Introduction to Cell Biology Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 2.5
    Concepts pertaining to cell structure, the analysis of macromolecules, microscopy and the use of model organisms.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BIO 1120 Minimum Grade of C and Undergraduate level CHM 1220 Minimum Grade of C
    Corequisite(s): BIO2140R
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    BIO 2140R - Introduction to Cell Biology Recitation



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required recitation for BIO 2140.
    Corequisite(s): BIO2140
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Recitation
  
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    BIO 2310 - Evolution and Ecology



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    Overview of the concepts of evolution and ecology. Examines the major reasons that populations of organisms change genetically over time, the basis of speciation and influences on organisms, and what determines the direction of those changes including interactions with the physical environment and other organisms. Community and ecosystem processes will be discussed. Labs will explore approaches including modeling and analysis of data. Integrated Writing course.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BIO 1120 Minimum Grade of C and Undergraduate level BIO 1150 Minimum Grade of C
    Corequisite(s): BIO2310L
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 2310L - Evolution and Ecology Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BIO 2310.
    Corequisite(s): BIO2310
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    BIO 3050 - Animal Physiology



    Credit Hour(s): 5
    Basic adaptive mechanisms and their coordination in the activities of the metazoa. Interdependency of form and function, of plasticity and homeostasis, and control mechanisms in animal physiology.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BIO 2120 Minimum Grade of C and Undergraduate level CHM 1220 Minimum Grade of C and Undergraduate level CHM 1220L Minimum Grade of C and Undergraduate level PHY 1120 Minimum Grade of C and Undergraduate level PHY 1120L Minimum Grade of C
    Corequisite(s): BIO3050L
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in the following Classifications: Junior, Senior.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 3050L - Animal Physiology Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BIO 3050.
    Corequisite(s): BIO3050
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    BIO 3100 - Clinical Microbiology



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    The study of biological processes of microorganisms, with emphasis on microorganisms that cause human disease (pathogens).
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BIO 2120 Minimum Grade of C
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 3110 - Clinical Microbiology Lab



    Credit Hour(s): 2
    The study of biological processes of microorganisms, with emphasis on microorganisms that cause human disease (pathogens). Integrated Writing course.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BIO 2120 Minimum Grade of C
    Corequisite(s): BIO3100
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    BIO 3120 - General Microbiology



    Credit Hour(s): 5
    Morphology, cultivation, and biochemical activities of microorganisms. Viruses, bacteria, blue-green algae, fungi and their diversity in natural environments.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BIO 2120 Minimum Grade of C and Undergraduate level CHM 2120 Minimum Grade of C
    Corequisite(s): BIO3120L
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 3120L - General Microbiology Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BIO 3120.
    Corequisite(s): BIO3120
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    BIO 3130 - Plant Biology



    Credit Hour(s): 5
    Overview of plant biology, including algae, fungi, mosses and vascular plants. Basic plant structure and metabolism. Taxonomy of plants and representative plant families. Labs include demonstrations, experimental manipulations of plants, aspects of structure and function, and outdoor labs.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BIO 1120 Minimum Grade of C and Undergraduate level BIO 1150 Minimum Grade of C
    Corequisite(s): BIO3130L
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 3130L - Plant Biology Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BIO 3130.
    Corequisite(s): BIO3130
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    BIO 3140 - Molecular Biology Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 3.5
    Concepts pertaining to gene structure, the regulation of gene expression and the genetic structure of populations.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BIO 1120 Minimum Grade of C and Undergraduate level CHM 1220 Minimum Grade of C
    Corequisite(s): BIO3140R
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    BIO 3140R - Molecular Biology Laboratory Recitation



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required recitation for BIO 3140.
    Corequisite(s): BIO3140
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    BIO 3150 - Invertebrate Zoology



    Credit Hour(s): 5
    Introduction to the evolution, diversity, and ecology of invertebrate animals. Major patterns in the evolution of form and function of animal bodies. Examination of old and new theories about relationships among animal groups.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BIO 1120 Minimum Grade of C and Undergraduate level BIO 1150 Minimum Grade of C
    Corequisite(s): BIO3150L
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 3150L - Invertebrate Zoology Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BIO 3150.
    Corequisite(s): BIO3150
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    BIO 3160 - Vertebrate Zoology



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    Basic structures of vertebrates: anatomy and functional morphology, major adaptations and phylogenetic constraints. Major radiations of vertebrate groups during geological, climatic, and biological events. Current threats to various vertebrate groups, such as habitat loss, loss of genetic diversity.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BIO 2310 Minimum Grade of C and Undergraduate level CHM 1220 Minimum Grade of C and Undergraduate level CHM 1220L Minimum Grade of C
    Corequisite(s): BIO3160L
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in the following Classifications: Junior, Senior.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 3160L - Vertebrate Zoology Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BIO 3160.
    Corequisite(s): BIO3160
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    BIO 3200 - Introduction to Immunology



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Principles and concepts of immunology. Organization of the immune system. Cellular and molecular mechanisms used by the immune system to protect organisms from disease. Practical application of immunological advances in basic and medical science.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BIO 2110 Minimum Grade of C and Undergraduate level BIO 2120 Minimum Grade of C
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 3250 - Basic Cell Culture Techniques



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Eukaryotic cell culture and basic techniques used to culture eukaryotic cells. Basic cell culture laboratory setup and equipment, propagation and maintenance of cell culture lines, the introduction of new genes into cell lines, and cellular staining. Students will work both in groups and independently.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BIO 2110 Minimum Grade of C and Undergraduate level BIO 2120 Minimum Grade of C and Undergraduate level BIO 2140 Minimum Grade of C and Undergraduate level BIO 3140 Minimum Grade of C
    Corequisite(s): BIO3250L
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 3250L - Basic Cell Culture Techniques Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BIO 3250.
    Corequisite(s): BIO3250
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    BIO 3450 - Concepts of Biology I for Early and Middle Childhood Education



    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. Examines 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.
    Prerequisite(s): (WSU Math Placement Level 30 or Undergraduate level DEV 0970 Minimum Grade of P or Undergraduate level DEV 0990 Minimum Grade of P) and Undergraduate level CHM 2450 Minimum Grade of C
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture/Lab Combination
  
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    BIO 3460 - Concepts of Biology II for Early and Middle Childhood Education



    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. For Middle Childhood Education majors only. Integrated lecture/lab.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BIO 3450 Minimum Grade of C
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: CT: Middle Childhood, Early Childhood Education, Middle Childhood Education.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture/Lab Combination
  
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    BIO 3520 - Human Biomechanics



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    Analysis of muscular interrelationships in basic body movements; analysis of principles of mechanics as they relate to fundamental and complex motor skills.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level PHY 1120 Minimum Grade of C
    Corequisite(s): BIO3520L
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 3520L - Human Biomechanics Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BIO 3520.
    Corequisite(s): BIO3520
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    BIO 3530 - Exercise Physiology



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    Acute and chronic metabolic and physiological responses of the human body to exercise in health and disease. Exercise physiology as applied to fitness and performance. Includes programs that distinguish between health-related fitness and physiology of maximal performance.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BIO 2120 Minimum Grade of C and Undergraduate level PHY 1120 Minimum Grade of C and Undergraduate level PHY 1120L Minimum Grade of C and Undergraduate level CHM 1220 Minimum Grade of C and Undergraduate level CHM 1220L Minimum Grade of C
    Corequisite(s): BIO3530L
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Concentrations: Applied Physiology. Must be enrolled in the following Classifications: Junior, Senior.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 3530L - Exercise Physiology Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BIO 3530.
    Corequisite(s): BIO3530
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    BIO 3700 - Bioethics



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Provides an opportunity to learn/discuss contemporary issues in biology, medicine, and health; recognize, compare, contrast, approach bioethical situations and problems; acquire and separate factual knowledge from opinion; and demonstrate critical thinking. Integrated Writing course.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BIO 2120 Minimum Grade of C
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in the following Classifications: Junior, Senior.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 3710 - Forensic DNA Profiling



    Credit Hour(s): 2
    Analysis of videos addressing DNA profiling. Promotes critical thinking about science associated with forensic DNA profiling, particularly in criminal cases where DNA evidence plays an important role.
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 3800 - Conservation Biology



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Examination of the scientific theory and applied research focused on the sustained preservation of global biological diversity.
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 3810 - 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.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BIO 1120 Minimum Grade of C and Undergraduate level CS 1180 Minimum Grade of C
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 3850 - Tropical Ecology



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Introduction to tropical ecosystems. Structure, unique plants, climate, animals, topography, and high diversity. Understanding why these tropical regions need to be preserved and protected.
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 3920 - Departmental Honors Seminar



    Credit Hour(s): 1
    Preparation you for designing honors project. Focus on aspects of research design, literature review, and communication of results. Students will receive detailed guidance in writing the proposal and will present some aspect of the honors project.
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Seminar
  
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    BIO 3990 - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant



    Credit Hour(s): 1 to 3
    Supervised experience in preparing materials and apparatus for laboratory sessions in the biological sciences. Students will work with course staff on a regularly scheduled basis to develop the practices and skills associated with laboratory teaching responsibility and assist course staff in teaching the laboratory. Graded pass/unsatisfactory.
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Independent Study
  
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    BIO 4000 - Senior Capstone



    Credit Hour(s): 1
    Students research and evaluate scientific literature and techniques to create and give oral presentations. Integrated Writing course.
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in the following Classifications: Junior, Senior.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Independent Study
  
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    BIO 4010 - Topics in Modern Biology



    Credit Hour(s): 1 to 5
    Advanced topics in modern biology of current interest. Topics vary.
    Restrictions: May not be enrolled as the following Classifications: Freshman, Sophomore.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 4020 - Current Literature in Biology



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Uses current research articles to develop critical thinking skills. Designed for advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate students. Integrated Writing course.
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in the following Classifications: Junior, Senior.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 4030 - Topics in Modern Biology



    Credit Hour(s): 1 to 5
    Advanced topics of current interest. Topics vary.
    Restrictions: May not be enrolled as the following Classifications: Freshman.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 4040 - Topics in Modern Biology



    Credit Hour(s): 1 to 5
    Advanced topics of current interest. Topics vary.
    Restrictions: May not be enrolled as the following Classifications: Freshman.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 4060 - Evolutionary Biology



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Critically examines 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.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BIO 2110 Minimum Grade of C and Undergraduate level BIO 2310 Minimum Grade of C
    Restrictions: May not be enrolled as the following Classifications: Freshman, Sophomore.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 4070 - Wetlands Biology



    Credit Hour(s): 5
    Ecological investigation of wetlands of United States, with emphasis on Midwest. Covers soils, vegetation, hydrology, conservation, and restoration. Primarily field oriented and some lecture.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level CHM 2110 Minimum Grade of C and (Undergraduate level BIO 2130 Minimum Grade of C or Undergraduate level BIO 3140 Minimum Grade of C or Undergraduate level BIO 4110 Minimum Grade of C or Undergraduate level EES 4500 Minimum Grade of C)
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in the following Classifications: Junior, Senior.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture/Lab Combination
  
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    BIO 4080 - Writing in the Biological Sciences



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Surveys grammatical and stylistic aspects of scientific writing and teaches students how to organize, write, and submit a manuscript for publication in a biological journal. Writing grants will also be discussed. Integrated Writing course.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BIO 2120 Minimum Grade of C
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 4090 - Introduction to R with Applications in Biology



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Programming biostatistics applications in the statistical software package R.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level STT 1600 Minimum Grade of C or Undergraduate level STT 2640 Minimum Grade of C
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 4110 - The Aquatic Environment



    Credit Hour(s): 5
    Detailed coverage of the physical-chemical and biological aspects of inland aquatic ecosystems. Origins and physical and chemical properties of lakes and rivers and the influences of physical-chemical parameters (light, heat, nutrients) on biological processes. Emphasizes the identity and functions of organisms in aquatic ecosystems.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BIO 2310 Minimum Grade of C
    Corequisite(s): BIO4110L
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 4110L - The Aquatic Environment Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BIO 4110.
    Corequisite(s): BIO4110
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    BIO 4200 - Designing Biological Experiments



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Principles of effective sampling design for biological studies, reconcile the peculiarities of biological data with the assumptions of statistical methods.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BIO 2110 Minimum Grade of C and Undergraduate level BIO 2120 Minimum Grade of C and Undergraduate level BIO 2130 Minimum Grade of C and Undergraduate level STT 2640 Minimum Grade of C
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 4270 - Pathogenic Microbiology



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Studies microorganisms pathogenic for humans and animals using the organ system approach. Emphasizes mechanisms of pathogenesis and host resistance.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BIO 3100 Minimum Grade of C or Undergraduate level BIO 3120 Minimum Grade of C
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 4340 - Biological Safety



    Credit Hour(s): 2
    Identification, handling, and containment of potentially hazardous biological materials, including microorganisms and recombinant DNA.
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 4410 - Behavioral Ecology



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    How and why animals behave the way they do. How an individual’s behavior contributes to its survival and reproductive success. Environmental influences on optimal behavioral strategies. Theory is emphasized, but real behaviors will also be examined as case studies.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BIO 2310 Minimum Grade of C
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 4420 - Advanced Molecular Biology



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Gene organization and genome organization, centering on the molecular anatomy, expression, and regulation of eukaryotic genes. Emphasizes recombinant DNA technology.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BIO 2110 Minimum Grade of C and Undergraduate level BIO 2120 Minimum Grade of C
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    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
  
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    BIO 4430L - Vertebrate Histology Laboratory



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



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BIO 4440.
    Corequisite(s): BIO4440
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    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
  
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    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
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in the following Classifications: Junior, Senior.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    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
  
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    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
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in the following Classifications: Junior, Senior.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture/Lab Combination
  
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    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. 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.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BIO 2130 Minimum Grade of C
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture/Lab Combination
  
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    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
    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
  
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    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
    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
  
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    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
  
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    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
    Restrictions: May not be enrolled as the following Classifications: Freshman, Sophomore.

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



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BIO 4530.
    Corequisite(s): BIO4530
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    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
    Restrictions: May not be enrolled as the following Classifications: Freshman, Sophomore.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    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
    Restrictions: May not be enrolled as the following Classifications: Freshman, Junior, Sophomore.

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



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BIO 4550.
    Corequisite(s): BIO4550
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    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
  
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    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
    Corequisite(s): BIO4600L
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 4600L - Population Genetics Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BIO 4600.
    Corequisite(s): BIO4600
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    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
  
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    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
  
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    BIO 4700L - General Entomology Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BIO 4700.
    Corequisite(s): BIO4700
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    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
    Restrictions: May not be enrolled as the following Classifications: Freshman, Sophomore.

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



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BIO 4720.
    Corequisite(s): BIO4720
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    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
  
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    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
  
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    BIO 4750L - Ichthyology Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BIO 4750.
    Corequisite(s): BIO4750
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    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
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in the following Classifications: Junior, Senior.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    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
  
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    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
  
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    BIO 4880 - Independent Reading



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

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Independent Study
  
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    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
  
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    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.
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in the following Classifications: Junior, Senior.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Seminar
  
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    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
  
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    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
  
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    BIO 4990 - Special Problems in Biology



    Credit Hour(s): 1 to 3
    Independent laboratory study course.
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Independent Study
  
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    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.
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture/Lab Combination
  
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    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.
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture/Lab Combination
  
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    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.
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

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



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

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    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.
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

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



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

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



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

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
 

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