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BIOL-105: Pre-Health Orientation I (1 hour)

Acquaint freshman with the requirements of professional schools and guide their curricula to enable them to succeed in their chosen career path. Required for all freshman pre-health majors. Offered on a Pass-Fail basis only.



BIOL-111: General Biology (3 hours)

Designed to acquaint the student with the fundamental principles and processes of life as found in animals and plants and their relation to the everyday life of man. Corequisite: BIOL 112 General Biology Laboratory.



BIOL-112: General Biology Laboratory (2 hours)

Laboratory exercises to accompany BIOL 111 General Biology. Corequisite: BIOL 111 General Biology.



BIOL-113: Environmental Life Science (4 hours)

A basic ecological approach to the principles and processes of life with emphasis placed on human pressures and technology, and the effect of these on the organism-environment complex. Laboratory exercises accompany lecture. Not applicable toward a biology major.



BIOL-114: Environmental Life Science Laboratory for Teachers (1 hour)

Laboratory exercises that build on BIOL 113 Environmental Life Science and focus on topics and activities primarily developed for elementary education majors.



BIOL-202: Topics in Biology:(____) (1-3 hour)

Intensive study of selected topics in biology. Lecture and laboratory. May be repeated if subject matter is different. Each class limited to a single topic. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.



BIOL-205: Pre-Health Orientation II (1 hour)

Acquaint sophomores with the requirements of professional schools and guide their curricula to enable them to succeed in their chosen career path. Required for all sophomore pre-health majors. Offered on a Pass-Fail basis only.



BIOL-211: Principles of Biology I (4 (lecture hours)

An introduction to biology including principles of science, basic chemistry, origin of life, cell biology, genetics, evolution, and a survey of bacteria, protozoa, and fungi. Prerequisite: BIOL 111/112 General Biology/Laboratory with a B or above or an ACT comp score of 23 or permission of advisor.



BIOL-212: Principles of Biology II (4 (lecture hours)

A continuation of Biology I including biology of plants, biology of animals, ecology, and environment. Prerequisite: BIOL 111/112 General Biology/Laboratory with a B or above or an ACT comp score of 23 or BIOL 211 Principles of Biology I with a grade of C or above or permission of advisor.



BIOL-257: Anatomy and Physiology (3 hours)

An integrated study of the structure and functions of the human body. This course is not a substitute for BIOL 656/657 Human Physiology/Laboratory and BIOL 660 Human Anatomy and Dissection. Prerequisite: BIOL 111/BIOL 112 General Biology/Laboratory or BIOL 211 Principles of Biology I and BIOL 212 Principles of Biology II. Corequisite: BIOL 258 Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory.



BIOL-258: Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory (2 hours)

Laboratory exercises to accompany BIOL 257 Anatomy and Physiology. Corequisite: BIOL 257 Anatomy and Physiology.



BIOL-277: Epidemiology (3 hours)

History, philosophy and current uses of epidemiological research and its associated insights to improve public health including descriptive epidemiology, association and causation, analytical methods, evidence based public health studies and their application to health and promotion at the community level.



BIOL-300: Assisting in the Biology Laboratory (1 hour)

For students intending to teach biology or general science in secondary schools. Assisting in the preparation and instruction in various biology course laboratories at the 100 and 200 levels. A minimum of four hours assisting per week is required. Prerequisite: Students must be in the teacher education curriculum; permission of the instructor.



BIOL-304: Soil Ecology (3 hours)

Lecture and laboratory. Fundamental chemical, physical, and biological properties of soils, their formation, fertility, and management.



BIOL-305: Pre-Health Orientation III (1 hour)

Acquaint juniors with the requirements of professional schools and guide their curricula to enable them to succeed in their chosen career path. Required for all junior pre-health majors. Offered on a Pass-Fail basis only.



BIOL-311: Cell Biology (3 hours)

Cell structure and function with emphasis on energy metabolism and use of genetic information. Prerequisites: 8 hours biology, 10 hours chemistry, or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-313: Principles of Conservation (3 hours)

History and philosophy of conservation, resource economics and risk management, causes of and solutions to environmental problems based on the theories and practices of resource management. Prerequisite: General education requirements in natural and physical sciences. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-322: Genetics (3 hours)

The principles of genetics with emphasis on the cytological mechanism of inheritance: physical basis, linkage mapping of genes and gene action. Intended primarily for biology majors. Prerequisite: BIOL 211 Principles of Biology I, BIOL 212 Principles of Biology II, and 5 hours of chemistry. Corequisite: BIOL 323 Genetics Laboratory. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-323: Genetics Laboratory (2 hours)

Laboratory exercises to accompany BIOL 322 Genetics. Corequisite: BIOL 322 Genetics. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-330: Principles of Ecology (3 hours)

The theories which form our basic concepts of ecosystems. Abiotic, individual, species, population, community and ecosystem perspective of living systems. Human ecosystems and man as a member of natural systems. May be taken for honors. Prerequisite: General Education Life Sciences requirement.



BIOL-331: Principles of Ecology Laboratory (1 hour)

Field and laboratory experiences in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems that focus on hands-on computer methods that illustrate basic ecological principles. Reports emphasize the synthesis of data and the use of basic ecological statistics. Prerequisite: BIOL 212 Principles of Biology II. Prerequisite or corequisite: BIOL 330 Principles of Ecology. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-371: General Microbiology (3 hours)

Fundamentals of morphology, physiology, growth, taxonomy, and cultivation of bacteria and related micro-organisms. Including a brief introduction to their role in industry, agriculture and medicine. Prerequisite: BIOL 111/112 General Biology/Laboratory or BIOL 211 Principles of Biology I, and CHEM 105/106 Chemistry for the Life Sciences/Laboratory or CHEM 215/216 General Chemistry I/Laboratory. Corequisite: BIOL 372 General Microbiology Laboratory. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-372: General Microbiology Laboratory (2 hours)

Laboratory experiences concerning the morphology, cultivation, physiology, and applied aspects of bacteria and related microorganisms. Prerequisite: BIOL 111/112 General Biology/Laboratory or BIOL 211 Principles of Biology I, and CHEM 105/106 Chemistry for the Life Sciences/Laboratory or CHEM 215/216 General Chemistry I/Laboratory. Corequisite: BIOL 371 General Microbiology. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-382: Plant Diversity (3 hours)

An overview of the major groups of plants with emphasis on morphological characteristics, evolution and distribution. Prerequisites: BIOL 212 Principles of Biology II or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-402: Topics in Biology (____) (1-3 hour)

Intensive study of selected topics in biology. Classroom and laboratory. May be repeated if subject matter is different. Each class limited to a single topic and for a specific number of credit hours. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-404: Plant Pathology (3 hours)

Contemporary concepts of plant pathogens, disease processes, host-pathogen relationships, variation of pathogenicity, predisposition, infection and colonization phenomena, control measures and resistance to disease. Prerequisites: BIOL 218 General Biology, BIOL 371/372 General Microbiology/Laboratory. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-410: Biological and Medical Terminology (2 hours)

A self-study course. Covers the words and roots of words commonly used in the life sciences and medicine. No class meetings; 2 examinations each semester.



BIOL-420: Women in Science (3 hours)

The role of women in science with emphasis on history, gender equity in the classroom, retention of women scientists, and the current culture/climate in science. Students will be challenged to think critically about women’s role in science throughout history. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-450: Biological Illustration (2 hours)

Techniques of pen and ink rendering for the purposes of illustrating biological research, technical papers, or curriculum.



BIOL-479: Techniques for Teaching Biology (3 hours)

Techniques. methods, and course content used in teaching biology in the secondary school. Offered by the Department of Biology. To be taken before the professional semester. Prerequisites: Admission to teacher education.



BIOL-481: Clinical Microbiology (1-8 hour)

Theory and laboratory study of pathogenic bacteria, viruses, rickettsiae, fungi, and parasites. Includes morphology, physiology, taxonomy, and medical significance of the various groups; methods of collecting and treating specimens for the isolation and identification of the various types.



BIOL-482: Clinical Biochemistry (1-8 hour)

Theory and laboratory study of analytical biochemistry, incorporating routine and special chemical procedures in the analysis of body fluids and their significance in clinical medicine.



BIOL-483: Clinical Immunology (1-6 hour)

Theory and laboratory study of the fundamentals of antigen-antibody reactions, blood groups and types, cross-matches, blood components, AABB-approved transfusion practices, and serological procedures used in the determination of immunologic responses.



BIOL-484: Clinical Hematology (1-6 hour)

Blood cell derivation, maturation; and function; principles of hemostasis and blood coagulation. Methodology used in routine and special hematology studies and in the detection of hematological disorders.



BIOL-485: Topics in Medical Technology (____) (1-6 hour)

General laboratory techniques including clinical microscopy, cytogenetics, urinalysis, nuclear medicine, histology, and a special project. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours.



BIOL-490: Honors Research in Biology (1-3 hour)

Special research problem in one of the fields of biology. Results of this study are to be submitted in accepted form for publications as set up by American Institute of Biological Sciences. May be repeated for a total of 6 hours. A student may apply a total of 6 hours of credit in BIOL 490 Honors Research in Biology and BIOL 491 Special Problems in Biology on the 40-hour biology major. Prerequisite: 20 hours of biology, overall grade point average of 3.4, and permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-502: Topics in Environmental Biology (____) (1-3 hour)

Intensive study of selected topics in environmental protection and resource management. Each class is limited to a single topic. May be repeated if subject matter is different. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-515: Stream Ecology (3 hours)

Survey of the biology, chemistry, ecology and geomorphology of streams and rivers. Lecture and lab. Prerequisites: BIOL 330 Principles of Ecology or permission of instructor.



BIOL-533: Ichthyology (3 hours)

Lecture and laboratory. The class osteichthyes with special reference to fishes of North America. Prerequisite: BIOL 212 Principles of Biology II. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-534: Herpetology (3 hours)

Lecture, laboratory, and field. Morphology, identification, distribution, evolution and ecology of the classes amphibia and reptilia. Pre-requisites: BIOL 212 Principles of Biology II, BIOL 330 Principles of Ecology. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-535: Ornithology (3 hours)

Lecture and laboratory. Identification: life history, ecology, distribution, morphology, and evolution of birds. Emphasis on field studies of birds of southeast Kansas. Prerequisite: BIOL 212 Principles of Biology II. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-536: Mammalogy (3 hours)

Lecture and laboratory. Morphology, classification, ecology, distribution, evolution and economic importance of mammals. Emphasis given to the mammals of Kansas. Prerequisite: BIOL 212 Principles of Biology II. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-537: Regional Natural History (3 hours)

Classification, identification, ecology, and collection techniques emphasized in the survey of regional flora, fauna, and geological features. Prerequisite: BIOL 211 Principles of Biology I and BIOL 212 Principles of Biology II or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-538: Aquatic Plants (2 hours)

Lecture and laboratory. Taxonomy and ecology of plants and macroalgae that are aquatic or closely associated with water. Prerequisites: BIOL 211 Principles of Biology I, BIOL 212 Principles of Biology II or permission of instructor.



BIOL-548: Taxonomy of Vascular Plants (3 hours)

Lecture and laboratory. The scientific classification and identification of ferns and seed plants, with emphasis on the local flora. Methods of collection, preservation and preparation of herbarium specimens included. Prerequisite: BIOL 212 Principles of Biology II or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-550: Advanced Cellular and Molecular Biology (3 hours)

Discussion of current issues in cellular and molecular research. Prerequisites: 6 courses in biology and/or chemistry. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-551: Introduction to Recombinant DNA Techniques Laboratory (3 hours)

Laboratory designed to offer experience in plasmid and genomic DNA isolation and analysis, RNA isolation and analysis, cloning, transformation, and PCR. Prerequisites: BIOL 322/323 Genetics/ Laboratory, BIOL 371/372 General Microbiology/Laboratory, 10 hours of chemistry. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-556: Comparative Anatomy (2 hours)

The comparative anatomy of vertebrates including dissection of a representation from each major group. Prerequisite: BIOL 212 Principles of Biology II. Corequisite: BIOL 557 Comparative Anatomy Laboratory.



BIOL-557: Comparative Anatomy Laboratory (3 hours)

Laboratory exercises to accompany BIOL 556 Comparative Anatomy. Corequisite: BIOL 556 Comparative Anatomy.



BIOL-561: General Entomology (3 hours)

Lecture and laboratory. Structure, classification, physiology, ecology, and economic importance of insects. Prerequisite: BIOL 212 Principles of Biology II. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-570: Pathogenic Bacteriology (3 hours)

The isolation, identification, mechanisms of pathogenesis, host relations, immunity and public health aspects of disease producing bacteria and rickettsiae. Prerequisite: BIOL 371/BIOL 372 General Microbiology/Laboratory. Corequisite: BIOL 571 Pathogenic Bacteriology Laboratory. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-571: Pathogenic Bacteriology Laboratory (2 hours)

Laboratory experiences concerning the isolation, cultivation and identification of disease-producing bacteria. Corequisite: BIOL 570 Pathogenic Bacteriology. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-572: General Virology (3 hours)

Basic concepts regarding the nature of viruses and their properties, together with techniques for their growth, characterization and identification with emphasis on the major groups of animal viruses. Prerequisite: BIOL 371/BIOL 372 General Microbiology/Laboratory. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-579: Supervised Student Teaching and Follow-Up of Teachers (2 hours)

Departmental representatives will visit each student teacher during the professional semester. Additionally, departmental representatives will follow up with each area student during the first year of teaching with assistance and support. Concurrent enrollment in the professional semester is required. Offered on a Pass-Fail basis only.



BIOL-585: Wetland Ecology (3 hours)

Lecture and laboratory. The study of freshwater and saltwater wetlands to include soils, water, chemistry, nutrients, vegetation, animals, and their classification. Will include field trips. Prerequisites: BIOL 212 Principles of Biology II, BIOL 330 Principles of Ecology or permission of instructor.



BIOL-602: Topics in Biology (____) (1-3 hour)

Intensive study of selected topics in biology. Classroom and laboratory study. May be repeated if subject matter is different. Each class is limited to a single topic and for a specific number of credit hours. Prerequisite: 15 hours of biology and permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-605: Bioethics (3 hours)

Ethical theory and analysis as it applies to biology. Ethical issues which result from our expanding scientific knowledge base, including genetic testing, bioengineering, abortion and euthanasia, patients' rights, medical/scientific ethics, and the allocation of medical resources. Course will focus on historical case studies. Prerequisite: Junior standing. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-612: Internship in Biology (1-3 hour)

A cooperative education experience in a career area in biology. Requires a formal agreement between the instructor and the immediate supervisor of the industry or agency. Prerequisite: 15 hours of biology and permission of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of three hours.



BIOL-615: Environmental Protection (3 hours)

A review of the history of conservation and environmental law, the legal, political, social, and scientific aspects of environmental protection, and major federal environmental laws. Prerequisite: BIOL 513 Resource Conservation. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-617: Environmental Health (3 hours)

The risks of human health from pollution; the major routes of exposure in humans from environmental contaminants in air, water, and soil; human health standards; sanitation; overview of occupational health and safety; calculations of exposures and dose/response effects; and risk assessment and management. Prerequisites: 10 hours of biology or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-627: Genetics of Microorganisms (3 hours)

Emphasis on microorganisms as a "tool" of genetics. Advantages and disadvantages of each organism to specific research areas are discussed. Prerequisite: (10 hours of biology including one course in genetics), BIOL 322/BIOL 323 Genetics/Laboratory, BIOL 371/BIOL 372 General Microbiology/Laboratory. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-633: Limnology (3 hours)

Lecture and laboratory. Biotic, physical and chemical characteristics of fresh water environments. Biological mapping of lakes and streams: productivity studies. Prerequisites: 15 hours of biology, 10 hours of chemistry. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-634: Fisheries Management (5 hours)

Lecture, laboratory and field. Fish population dynamics, methods of assessment and techniques for management of fisheries. Includes an actual field problem. Prerequisites: BIOL 212 Principles of Biology II, BIOL 330 Principles of Ecology, BIOL 633 Limnology.



BIOL-635: Wildlife Ecology and Management (3 hours)

Lecture and laboratory. Application of ecological principles toward the manipulation of terrestrial wildlife populations. Laboratory sessions stress techniques, local management practices and discussion with wildlife personnel. Prerequisites: BIOL 330 Principles of Ecology, BIOL 212 Principles of Biology II. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-639: Terrestrial Field Ecology (3 hours)

Lecture, laboratory and field. Field techniques used to determine community structure and population dynamics in terrestrial systems. Purpose of ecological assessment, design of projects, sampling, data exploration, analysis, interpretation and reporting. Addresses environmental consulting and scientific research projects. Prerequisite: BIOL 330 Principles of Ecology. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-641: Identification of woody Plants (2 hours)

An overview of the morphology, basic anatomy, distribution, ecology, and identification of woody trees, shrubs and vines. Emphasis will be on collections, identification, and field ecological methods. Numerous field trips. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-642: Identification of Grasses and Sedges (2 hours)

An overview of the morphology, distribution, ecology and identification of grasses and sedges. Emphasis will be on collections, identification, and prairie ecology. Numerous field trips. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-643: Natural History Interpretation (3 hours)

Communicating natural history through presentations, interpretive writing, exhibit design, and conducted activities. Application of these skills emphasized. Prerequisite: 13 hours of biology including ecology and field biology courses or permission of instructor.



BIOL-650: Developmental Biology (3 hours)

The principles of development, early developmental processes, molecular embryology, developmental genetics and bioethics. Prerequisites: BIOL 311 Cell Biology, BIOL 322/323 Genetics/ Laboratory, CHEM 215/216 General Chemistry I/Laboratory. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-653: Biology of Cancer (3 hours)

An overview of the molecular biology, cellular biology, and genetics of cancer. Topics include causes of cancer, cell-cycle control, oncogenes, tumor suppressors, metastasis, and anti-cancer treatment strategies. Prerequisite: BIOL 311 Cell Biology or permission of instructor.



BIOL-656: Human Physiology (3 hours)

Chemical and physical basis of human physiology. Emphasis on molecular mechanisms as they apply to understanding systems. Prerequisites: 10 hours of biology, 10 hours of chemistry, including organic, 5 hours of physics. Corequisite: BIOL 657 Human Physiology Laboratory. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-657: Human Physiology Laboratory (2 hours)

Laboratory exercises to accompany BIOL 656 Human Physiology. Corequisite: BIOL 656 Human Physiology. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-660: Human Anatomy and Dissection (5 hours)

The study of gross human structures. Students will dissect and study human cadavers. Anatomical models, a text, an atlas, and lecture material will be other sources of information. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-665: Medical Entomology (3 hours)

Investigation of arthropod-vectored diseases of the world from an ecological perspective. Biology of vectors, pathogens and disease symptoms. Relationships among disease cycles, reservoirs and the ecological, social, political factors involved in epidemiology of diseases. Emphasis on human health with exposure to veterinary health. Effect of diseases on human history. Prerequisites: BIOL 111/112 General Biology/Laboratory or BIOL 211 Principles of Biology I or BIOL 212 Principles of Biology II or consent of instructor.



BIOL-667: Animal Parasitology (3 hours)

Overview of parasitic protozoans, flatworms, roundworms, and important arthropod vectors highlighting life cycles, morphology, relationships with hosts, and diagnostic techniques. Prerequisites: BIOL 111/112 General Biology/Laboratory. BIOL 330 Principles of Ecology recommended.



BIOL-671: Immunology (3 hours)

Principles of immunity and serology; immuno-chemistry and interactions of antigen and antibodies in vitro and in vivo; mechanisms of immunologic damage. Prerequisites: BIOL 570/BIOL 571 Pathogenic Bacteriology/Laboratory and 5 hours of organic chemistry or consent of instructor. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-672: Immunology Laboratory (2 hours)

Selected recent laboratory experiments to accompany BIOL 671 Immunology. Prerequisite or corequisite: BIOL 671 Immunology. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-674: Industrial Microbiology (3 hours)

Lecture and laboratory. The role of microorganisms in industrial processes, including the production of foods and flavors, vitamins, antibiotics, steroids, alcohols and other solvents. Prerequisite: BIOL 371/BIOL 372 General Microbiology/Laboratory. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-675: Microbial Physiology (3 hours)

The metabolic processes of micro organisms with emphasis on the bacteria. Prerequisite: 10 hours of biology including BIOL 371/BIOL 372 General Microbiology/Laboratory. 10 hours of chemistry, including organic, or permission of instructor. Biochemistry strongly recommended. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-676: Microbial Physiology Laboratory (2 hours)

Laboratory experience to complement lecture and classroom work in microbial physiology, with emphasis on bacteria. Prerequisites: 10 hours of biology including BIOL 371/BIOL 372 General Microbiology/Laboratory, 10 hours of biochemistry including organic permission of the instructor. Biochemistry strongly recommended. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-685: Plant Physiology (3 hours)

The chemical and physical phenomena occurring in the living plant. Prerequisites: BIOL 211 Principles of Biology I and BIOL 212 Principles of Biology II. Ten hours of chemistry, including organic. Corequisite: BIOL 686 Plant Physiology/Laboratory. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-686: Plant Physiology Laboratory (2 hours)

Laboratory exercises to accompany BIOL 685 Plant Physiology. Corequisite: BIOL 685 Plant Physiology. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-699: Senior Seminar and Assessment (1. hour)

Individual reports and group discussion of problems and current research in the biological sciences. Includes an examination to assess the student's general understanding and knowledge of biological principles and facts. Prerequisite: Senior Standing. Required of all gradating seniors, except BSED majors.



BIOL-730: Evolution (3 hours)

Examines the current synthesis of evolutionary theory including prebiotic development of protein, microspheres and the potential modes of speciation of living organisms. Prerequisites: BIOL 322/BIOL 323 Genetics/Laboratory, BIOL 371/BIOL 372 General Microbiology/Laboratory (10 hours of biology). May be taken for honors.



BIOL-743: Tropical Biology (3 hours)

Lecture. An overview of forest types, physical characteristics, vegetative characteristics, species diversity, plant/animal interactions, ecology, evolution, and the impact of humans on tropical regions of the world. Prerequisite: BIOL 330 Principles of Ecology. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-744: Identification of Mosses, Liverworts and Ferns (3 hours)

Lecture, laboratory and field. Overview of characteristics, evolution and ecology of mosses, liverworts and ferns. Emphasis on identification of local and regional flora. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-781: Freshwater Algae (3 hours)

Descriptive, physiological and ecological aspects of locally represented algal divisions. Laboratory and field work will concentrate on collection, identification, and distribution of local algal flora. Prerequisite: BIOL 212 Principles of Biology II. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-788: Mycology (3 hours)

Lecture and laboratory. Taxonomy, morphology and physiology of representative fungi. Prerequisite: BIOL 212 Principles of Biology II, BIOL 371/BIOL 372 General Microbiology/Laboratory. Organic chemistry is recommended. May be taken for honors.



BIOL-800: Seminar (1 hour)

Individual reports and group discussion of problems and current research in biology. May be repeated. Participation required of all regularly enrolled graduate students.



BIOL-801: Introduction to Research (3 hours)

Proposal preparation, research techniques, use of library, analysis and presentation of research data. Required for all graduate students.



BIOL-802: Advanced Topics in Biology (____) (1-3 hour)

Intensive study of selected topics in biology. Classroom and laboratory study. May be repeated if subject matter is different. Each class limited to a single topic and for a specific number of credit hours. Prerequisites: 15 hours of biology and permission of instructor.



BIOL-803: Biometry (3 hours)

The application of statistical methods to data from various fields of biological research. Special emphasis placed on practical computational procedures and experimental design. Prerequisites: MATH 113 College Algebra or MATH 110 College Algebra with Review or MATH 126 Pre-Calculus and 20 hours of biology.



BIOL-810: Recent Literature in Biology (____) (1 hour)

A survey of recent literature in specific areas of biology (for example, ecology, genetics, immunology, physiology, etc.). May be repeated for a maximum of 3 hours. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.



BIOL-812: Internship in Biology (1-3 hour)

A cooperative education experience in a career area in biology. Requires a formal agreement between the instructor and the immediate supervisor of the industry or agency. Prerequisite: 15 hours of biology and permission of instructor.



BIOL-834: Fisheries Management (5 hours)

Lecture, laboratory and field. Fish population dynamics, methods of assessment and techniques for management of fisheries. Includes an actual field problem. Prerequisites: BIOL 212 Principles of Biology II, BIOL 330 Principles of Ecology, BIOL 633 Limnology.



BIOL-835: Wildlife Ecology and Management (3 hours)

Lecture and laboratory. Application of ecological principles toward the manipulation of terrestrial wildlife populations. Laboratory sessions stress techniques, local management practices and discussion with wildlife personnel. Prerequisites: BIOL 330 Principles of Ecology, BIOL 212 Principles of Biology II.



BIOL-836: Aquaculture Concepts (3 hours)

Lecture, project and field trips. The principles of aquatic animal husbandry with a primary emphasis on fish hatchery operations. Includes a project dealing with aquaculture and several field trips to a variety of fish production facilities. Prerequisites: BIOL 212 Principles of Biology II, BIOL 330 Principles of Ecology.



BIOL-874: Problems in Microbiology (1-6 hour)

Individual work on microbiological problems suited to the need and interests of the students, with emphasis on local problems. May be repeated for a total of 6 hours. Prerequisites: 25 hours of biology, including 10 hours of microbiology. Permission of instructor required.



BIOL-884: Problems in Botany (1-6 hour)

Individual work on problems of taxonomy, morphology, ecology, and physiology, or other aspects of plants with emphasis on those of local interest. May be repeated for a total of 6 hours. Prerequisites: 25 hours of biology, including 10 hours of botany.



BIOL-890: Research and Thesis (1-6 depend hour)

To be taken by students in Option I for Masters of Science in biology. May be repeated.



BIOL-891: Research Problems (1-3 hour)

Field, laboratory or library research project for candidates for Option II for Master of Science in biology. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 hours.



BIOL-895: Professional Experience (3 hours)

The experience will be arranged by the student, and may be voluntary or a paid position, as long as it is deemed 'professional' by the student's committee. The student and the committee will develop guidelines for the experience that may include a timeline, a detailed description of the experience, and a rationale for how the experience will contribute to the development of the student's expertise in his/her profession. Examples of professional experience might include (1) for a classroom teacher, developing and/or implementing a curriculum, (2) for an environmental scientist, designing and/or implementing an environmental mitigation project, (3) for a biotechnologist, developing and/or implementing a new process or product. Pre-requisites: BIOL 801 Introduction to Research and BIOL 803 Biometry. May be repeat for a maximum of 6 hours.


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