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BIOL 110 INTRO TO LABORATORY MEDICINE1 Credit

Processes and procedures of the clinical laboratory including a historical perspective, hospital/laboratory organization, accrediting agencies, professional organizations, communication, ethics, departments, specialties, and the attributes of effective medical laboratory utilization.

BIOL 121 HUMAN BIOLOGY2 Credits

An introductory study of the structure and function of the human body. Not for Biology or Health Science majors and minors.

Essential Studies Outcome: ES6

Co-requisites: BIOL 121L

BIOL 121L HUMAN BIOLOGY LABORATORY1 Credit

Laboratory experience in the structure and function of the human body.

Essential Studies Outcome: ES6

Co-requisites: BIOL 121

BIOL 132 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY2 Credits

The study of prefixes, suffixes and roots of words used in medical and biological fields, emphasizing their origin in the Greek and Latin languages. Designed for biology majors and pre-professional students in the health care fields. This course does not satisfy any essential studies requirements.

BIOL 136 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE2 Credits

A survey of biological knowledge and principles designed to meet the needs of the non-science major. No credit towards biology major or minor.

Essential Studies Outcome: ES6

Co-requisites: BIOL 136L

BIOL 136L BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE LAB1 Credit

Laboratory experience in biological study, including technology to explore and to gather scientific data.

Essential Studies Outcome: ES6

Co-requisites: BIOL 136

BIOL 138 GENERAL BIOLOGY: BOTANY3 Credits

A survey of flowering plants, focusing on anatomy, foundational cellular and organismal physiology, and classification. Plant importance to humans and role in climate moderation and responses to climate change will be introduced.

Essential Studies Outcome: ES6

Co-requisites: BIOL 138L

BIOL 138L GENERAL BIOLOGY: BOTANY LABORATORY1 Credit

Laboratory experience in flowering plants.

Essential Studies Outcome: ES6

Co-requisites: BIOL 138

BIOL 139 GENERAL BIOLOGY: ZOOLOGY3 Credits

General scientific principles, diversity and origin of life, and fundamental cell biology, genetics, classification, ecology, anatomy, behavior of animals, phylogenetic relationships of major animal groups, and an introduction to the systematics, ecology and importance of fungi.

Essential Studies Outcome: ES6

Co-requisites: BIOL 139L

BIOL 139L GENERAL BIOLOGY: ZOOLOGY LABORATORY1 Credit

Laboratory experience in major animal group anatomy and phylogeny.

Essential Studies Outcome: ES6

Co-requisites: BIOL 139

BIOL 220 COMPARATIVE ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY3 Credits

A systemic approach to vertebrate anatomy and physiology examining how structures and organ systems have evolved through the different vertebrate groups from fish to mammals. The structure and function of vertebrate organ systems will be discussed in the context of developmental and evolutionary history.

Prerequisites: 6 hours from AGRI, BIOL, CHEM, GEOS and/or PHYS

Co-requisites: BIOL 220L

BIOL 220L COMPARATIVE ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY1 Credit

Investigation of vertebrate anatomy and physiology through dissection of a variety of vertebrates and microscopic examination of selected histological preparations of tissues.

Co-requisites: BIOL 220

BIOL 225 CELLULAR BIOLOGY3 Credits

The form, functions, and physiology of eukaryotic cells, prokaryotic cells, viruses, and prions. This course assumes proficiency in freshman chemistry.

Cross-Listed: BIOL131/BIOL225

Essential Studies Outcome: ES6

BIOL 237 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE3 Credits

Human interactions and impacts on the physical, chemical and biological components of the global ecosystem.

Essential Studies Outcome: ES6

BIOL 239 ANIMAL CLASSIFICATION3 Credits

The phylogenetic treatment of vertebrate and invertebrate animals, living and extinct.

Prerequisites: BIOL 138, 138L and 139, 139L

Co-requisites: BIOL 239L

BIOL 239L ANIMAL CLASSIFICATION LAB1 Credit

Laboratory experience in the phylogenetic relationships of animals.

Co-requisites: BIOL 239

BIOL 240 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I3 Credits

The anatomy and physiology of the human body will be studied through the ten body systems. The content of this course includes the microscopic organization of the tissues of the body and the integument, skeletal, muscular, nervous systems. This is the first semester of a two semester sequence with BIOL 242 Anatomy and Physiology II. This course is designed for students preparing for 2 year health professional schools.

Prerequisites: BIOL 138, BIOL 138L, BIOL 139, BIOL139L and CHEM 131 and CHEM 131L or CHEM 140 and CHEM 140L

Co-requisites: BIOL 240L

BIOL 240L GROSS HUMAN ANATOMY LABORATORY1 Credit

Gross human anatomy laboratory uses donor bodies.

Co-requisites: BIOL 240

BIOL 241 MICROBIOLOGY3 Credits

Study of bacteria, molds, yeasts, algae, protozoa, viruses, and ricketsias.

Prerequisites: BIOL 138, BIOL 138L, BIOL 139, and BIOL 139L

Co-requisites: BIOL 241L

BIOL 241L MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY1 Credit

Laboratory experience in techniques for microbe identification.

Prerequisites: BIOL 138, BIOL 138L, BIOL 139, and BIOL 139L

Co-requisites: BIOL 241

BIOL 242 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II3 Credits

The anatomy and physiology of the human body will be studied through the ten body systems. The content of this course includes the microscopic organization of the tissues of the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, urinary, digestive, and reproductive systems. This is the second semester of a two semester sequence with BIOL 240 Anatomy and Physiology I. This course is designed for students preparing for the 2 year health professional schools.

Prerequisites: BIOL 240 and BIOL 240L

Co-requisites: BIOL 242L

BIOL 242L HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY1 Credit

Laboratory experience in physiology of human systems, using technology and donor bodies.

Co-requisites: BIOL 242

BIOL 270 TOPICS IN BIOLOGY1-3 Credits

Special topics appropriate for lower division credit. May be repeated with different emphasis for up to six hours credit.

BIOL 314 BIOTECHNOLOGY3 Credits

Hands-on procedures with lectures and readings to provide theoretical understanding and historical background of biotechnology work.

Cross-Listed: BIOL314/CHEM314

Prerequisites: BIOL 332 (can also be taken as Co-Requisite) and Sophomore or above status

BIOL 320 SUPERVISED STUDY IN LAB AND FIELD METHODS1-2 Credits

Students will prepare, supervise, and evaluate laboratory exercises under the direction of faculty members. Designed to give students practical experience teaching in the laboratory setting.

Cross-Listed: BIOL/CHEM/GEOS/PHYS320

Prerequisites: Sophomore or above status

BIOL 323 BASIC HEMATOLOGY1 Credit

Basic hematology and urinalysis including microscope usage and care; blood cell formation, function and destruction; abnormal blood cells; blood clotting; coagulation disorders; and the chemical and physical examination of urine.

Prerequisites: BIOL 138, BIOL 138L, BIOL 139, BIOL 139L, BIOL 240, BIOL 240L, BIOL 242, BIOL 242L, CHEM 231, CHEM 231L and Sophomore or above status

Co-requisites: BIOL 323L

BIOL 323L BASIC HEMATOLOGY LAB1 Credit

Laboratory experience in basic hematology and urinalysis. All students must have received two of the three hepatitis B vacinations prior to beginning this course.

Co-requisites: BIOL 323

BIOL 332 GENETICS3 Credits

Transmission of traits from generation to generation, including Mendelian, molecular, and population genetics.

Prerequisites: BIOL 138, BIOL 138L, BIOL 139, BIOL 139L, and CHEM 132 and CHEM 132L or CHEM 140 and CHEM140L, and Sophomore or above status

BIOL 332L GENETICS LABORATORY1 Credit

Laboratory experience in inheritance, molecular genetic analysis, and genomic studies.

Prerequisites: Sophomore or above status

Co-requisites: BIOL 332

BIOL 336 GENERAL ECOLOGY2 Credits

The structure and function of nature with emphais on biomes, ecosystems, communities, and populations.

Prerequisites: 6 hours from BIOL 138, BIOL 138L, BIOL 139, BIOL 139L, AGRI 141, AGRI 242 or AGRI 242L and Sophomore or above status

Co-requisites: BIOL 336L

BIOL 336L GENERAL ECOLOGY LAB1 Credit

Laboratory experience in describing and quantifying organismal populations.

Prerequisites: Sophomore or above status

Co-requisites: BIOL 336

BIOL 337 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT3 Credits

Global ecosystem and humans' impact on it, including biology in human affairs, air and water pollution, and population growth. Coverage includes the major environmental laws, such as NEPA, ESA, The Wilderness Act, etc. Special projects are required. Field trips required.

Essential Studies Outcome: ES6

Prerequisites: 9 hours from AGRI, BIOL, CHEM and/or GEOS; sophomore or junior status

BIOL 340 HUMAN ANATOMY3 Credits

An advanced study of the microscopic and gross structure of the human body. This course will prepare the student for entry into BIOL 342. Donor bodies are used.

Prerequisites: BIOL 138, BIOL138L, BIOL 139, BIOL 139L, CHEM 132, CHEM 132L, and Sophomore or above status

Co-requisites: BIOL 340L

BIOL 340L GROSS HUMAN ANATOMY LABORATORY1 Credit

Gross human anatomy laboratory uses donor bodies.

Prerequisites: Sophomore or above status

Co-requisites: BIOL 340

BIOL 342 HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY3 Credits

The detailed human physiology of each organ system of the body is discussed at an advanced level. BioPac computer laboratory equipment and donor bodies are used. This is the second semester of a two semester sequence with BIOL 340. This course is designed for students preparing for 3-4 year professional schools.

Prerequisites: BIOL 340, BIOL 340L and CHEM 140 and CHEM 140L or CHEM 132 and CHEM 132L, and Sophomore or above status

Co-requisites: BIOL 342L

BIOL 342L HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY1 Credit

Laboratory experience in physiology of human systems, using technology and donor bodies.

Prerequisites: Sophomore or above status

Co-requisites: BIOL 342

BIOL 343 PARASITOLOGY2 Credits

Taxonomy, morphology, physiology, life history, and control of the parasitic protozoans, helminthes, and arthropods.

Prerequisites: BIOL 138, BIOL 138L and BIOL 139, BIOL 139L or BIOL 225 and Sophomore or above status

BIOL 343L PARASITOLOGY LAB1 Credit

Laboratory experience in identifying and understanding parasites of living systems.

Prerequisites: Sophomore or above status

Co-requisites: BIOL 343

BIOL 347 CRYPTOGAMIC BOTANY2 Credits

Phylogeny and ecology of bacteria, algae and fungi.

BIOL 347L CRYPTOGAMIC BOTANY LABORATORY1 Credit

Laboratory survey of bacteria, algae and fungi. Field trips required.

BIOL 350 FIELD BIOLOGY1-6 Credits

Two to five week field course offered between semesters, spring break, or during the summer. One hour of credit may be earned for each week of full time participation. Itinerary for each class will be announced several weeks prior to registration. Fees in addition to tuition will be charged. Early registration required.

Prerequisites: Sophomore or above status

BIOL 390 INTERNSHIP IN BIOLOGY1-12 Credits

Provides practical experience as a biologist in government, business, or industry. Open to upper division students majoring in the area of biology. Interested students should contact the Internship and Career Services office to secure application materials. Application should be made prior to the semester the internship will be started. The amount of credit will be based on the availability of a suitable work position, the qualifications of the applicant, and the work hours.

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BIOL 400 INDEPENDENT STUDY OR RESEARCH1-3 Credits

Study or research in an area of special interest. The number of credit hours is determined by the topic and the amount of work required. Approval of instructor, School Dean, and Academic Vice President is required.

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BIOL 401 ORNITHOLOGY2 Credits

Biology of birds, including their classification, anatomy, physiology, life history, behavior, ecology, and identification with emphasis on local species.

Prerequisites: Junior or above status

Co-requisites: BIOL 401L

BIOL 401L ORNITHOLOGY LAB1 Credit

Laboratory and field experience in anatomy, behavior, and identification of birds.

Prerequisites: Junior or above status

Co-requisites: BIOL 401

BIOL 404 ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY MENTOR2 Credits

Students will assist BIOL 231L, Anatomy and Physiology Lab instructor in the preparation and delivery of laboratory instruction using anatomical specimens and conduct additional optional "open-lab" study sessions. Written permission of instructor is required.

Prerequisites: Junior or above status

Co-requisites: BIOL 422

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BIOL 405 HUMAN ANATOMY MENTOR2 Credits

Students will assist BIOL 340L, Human Anatomy Lab instructor in the preparation and delivery of laboratory instruction using anatomical specimens and conduct additional optional "open-lab' study sessions. Written permission of instructor is required.

Prerequisites: Junior or above status

Co-requisites: BIOL 422

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BIOL 406 HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY MENTOR2 Credits

Students will assist BIOL 342L, Human Physiology Lab instructor in the preparation and delivery of laboratory instruction using live physiologic experimentation and computer simulations and conduct additional occasional "open-lab" study sessions. Written permission of instructor is required.

Prerequisites: BIOL 422 and Junior or above status

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BIOL 409 SENIOR BIOLOGY RESEARCH1-3 Credits

Original investigation in biology under a faculty member's supervision and guidance. A public presentation of results will occur. May be repeated up to four times, for no more than 6 credits total.

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BIOL 422 ADVANCED HUMAN ANATOMY1 Credit

The advanced study of human anatomy through human gross dissection, histological analysis and clinical anatomy of each system of the body. Written permission by the course instructor required.

Prerequisites: BIOL 340, BIOL 340L, BIOL 342, BIOL 342L with C or better and Junior or above status

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BIOL 425 PLANT MORPHOLOGY2 Credits

Origin and structure of plant cell types and tissues along with a survey of the plant world illustrated by specific examples from both living and fossil plants.

BIOL 425L PLANT MORPHOLOGY LAB1 Credit

Laboratory experience.

BIOL 427 BIOLOGY OF POPULATIONS3 Credits

Population ecology and the genetic processes of adaptation and evolution. Lectures and class discussion of current literature, plus application of concepts in a literature review paper is required.

Prerequisites: BIOL 332, BIOL 332L, BIOL 336, BIOL 336L and Junior or above status

BIOL 429 AQUATIC MICROBIOLOGY3 Credits

The detection and study of bacteria in streams, lakes, wells, etc. and a basic review of water-borne viruses that are of public health significance. Oral and written presentations, laboratory and field trips required.

Prerequisites: Junior or above status

BIOL 430 IMMUNOLOGY3 Credits

Function of the human immune system including the structure and function of bone marrow, blood cells, and lymphatic tissue.

Prerequisites: BIOL 241, BIOL 241L, and Junior or above status

BIOL 431 ENTOMOLOGY2 Credits

Taxonomy, morphology, physiology, life history, behavior, ecology and economic importance of insects. Lecture, laboratory and field trips.

Essential Studies Outcome: ES6

BIOL 431L ENTOMOLOGY LAB1 Credit

Laboratory and field experience in insect morphology and taxonomy.

Essential Studies Outcome: ES6

BIOL 432 DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY2 Credits

Molecular and cellular aspects of development, including the regulation and expression of the genome during development, fertilization, cleavage, gastrulation, morphogenesis, and organogenesis.

Prerequisites: BIOL 332 and Junior or above status

Co-requisites: BIOL 432L

BIOL 432L DEVELOPMENTAL BIOL LAB1 Credit

Laboratory experience in vertebrate embryology and morphological development.

Prerequisites: Junior or above status

Co-requisites: BIOL 432

BIOL 433 HUMAN BIOMECHANICS2 Credits

Utilization of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and physics in the study of human movement, with emphasis on biomechanics, control and integration of muscle groups in maintaining posture and producing complicated movements, bioenergetics, adaptation of the body to stress and exercise, and training regimens.

Prerequisites: BIOL 342, BIOL 342L, PHYS 151, PHYS 151L, and Junior or above status

BIOL 433L HUMAN BIOMECHANICS LAB1 Credit

Laboratory experience in human movement. Technology and donor bodies will be used.

BIOL 435 MAMMALOGY2 Credits

Systematics, life history, physiology, and behavior of mammals. Field trips required.

Cross-Listed: AGRI445/BIOL435

Prerequisites: Junior or above status

Co-requisites: BIOL 435L

BIOL 435L MAMMALOGY LAB1 Credit

Laboratory experience in mammal structure and function.

Cross-Listed: AGRI445L/BIOL435L

Prerequisites: Junior or above status

Co-requisites: BIOL 435

BIOL 436A RESEARCH MICROSCOPY1 Credit

Microscopic principles and techniques focusing on the use of microscopes in scientific inquiry and diagnosis. Includes light and optic theory, specimen preparation, image collection and interpretation, and types of research microscopes. Recommend taking BIOL 436B.

Cross-Listed: BIOL436A/GEOS426A

BIOL 436B INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH2 Credits

Scientific research methodology, including development of testable hypotheses, research design, data analysis introduction, grant proposal writing, and writing research papers. Recommend taking BIOL 436A.

Cross-Listed: BIOL436B/GEOS426B

BIOL 438 TAXONOMY OF PLANTS2 Credits

The taxonomy of vascular plants with emphasis on the local flora, agriculturally important plants, and range plants. Field trips required.

Prerequisites: BIOL 138, BIOL 138L, and Junior or Senior status

Co-requisites: BIOL 438L

BIOL 438L TAXONOMY OF PLANTS LAB1 Credit

Laboratory experience in plant phylogeny and identification.

Prerequisites: Junior or above status

Co-requisites: BIOL 438

BIOL 439 PLANT PHYSIOLOGY2 Credits

Physiological and developmental processes occurring in cells, tissues, and organs of plants, with emphasis on hormonal, environmental and other control mechanisms of plant behavior and development.

Prerequisites: BIOL 138 and BIOL 138L or AGRI 141 and CHEM 131 and CHEM 131L or CHEM 140 and CHEM 140L and Junior or above status

Co-requisites: 439L

BIOL 439L PLANT PHYSIOLOGY LAB1 Credit

Laboratory experience in plant structure and function, with an emphasis on applied plant biochemistry.

Prerequisites: Junior or above status

Co-requisites: BIOL 439

BIOL 440 TOPICS IN BIOLOGY1-3 Credits

Designed to meet the needs of students desiring knowledge in areas of biology not covered in another biology course. Study topics and credit will be arranged to meet the needs of the students. Laboratory work, field work, and extra fees may be required. Can be repeated with a change in emphasis for a total of six hours of credit.

BIOL 443 TOPICS IN BIOLOGY1-3 Credits

Designed to meet the needs of different groups of people desiring knowledge in an area of biology not covered in another biology course. Study topics and credit will be arranged to meet the needs of the students. Laboratory work, field work, and extra fees may be required. Can be repeated with a change in emphasis for a total of six hours of credit.

BIOL 444 LIMNOLOGY2 Credits

Biological, chemical and physical studies of inland surface waters. Field trips required.

BIOL 444L LIMNOLOGY LAB1 Credit

Laboratory and field experience in freshwater systems.

BIOL 446 REGIONAL FLORA3 Credits

The plants and plant communities of the region. Workshop format for majors and non-majors. Field trips required.

BIOL 447 PLANT PHYLOGENY1 Credit

The phylogenetic treatment of land plants, living and extinct.

BIOL 447L PLANT PHYLOGENY LABORATORY2 Credits

Survey of land plant groups, with emphasis on the taxonomy and ecology of bryophytes.

BIOL 448 ETHNOBOTANY2 Credits

Plants useful or harmful to man, their origins and history, botanical relationships, chemical constituents which make them economically important, roles in prehistoric and modern cultures and civilizations, and the potential of the plant kingdom for new economically important species. Field trips required.

Essential Studies Outcome: ES10

Prerequisites: Junior or above status

Co-requisites: BIOL 448L

BIOL 448L ETHNOBOTANY LABORATORY1 Credit

Laboratory experience in plant-human interactions.

Essential Studies Outcome: ES10

Prerequisites: Junior or above status

Co-requisites: BIOL 448L

BIOL 449 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF THE CELL3 Credits

In-depth analysis of eukaryotic cellular biology, including cell-cell communication, signal transduction, apoptosis, control of cell cycle, and other advanced topics (cancer, gene therapy, prokaryotic cells, viruses).

Prerequisites: BIOL 332, BIOL 332L, BIOL 241, BIOL 241L and CHEM 231 and CHEM 231L or CHEM 333 and CHEM 333L and Junior or above status

BIOL 449L MOLECULAR BIOL OF THE CELL LAB2 Credits

Project-based laboratory using a broad range of basic techniques. In addition to tools and approaches learned in BIOL/CHEM 412, students will learn cell culturing and DNA, RNA and protein analysis.

Prerequisites: BIOL 332, BIOL 332L, BIOL 241, BIOL 241L and CHEM 231 and CHEM 231L or CHEM 333 and CHEM 333L and Junior or above status

BIOL 450 FIELD LIMNOLOGY3 Credits

Lecture and field methods for studying the biological, chemical and physical processes in lakes and streams. Includes an extended field trip to Yellowstone National Park or other areas. Fees in addition to tuition will be charged. Early registration required. Prerequisite: one year of college-level science.

BIOL 451 HUMAN DIMENSIONS OF WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT3 Credits

Overviews the historic and current public viewpoints of wildlife and wildlife/human conflicts. Examines the policies which affect wildlife research and management and the impacts public opinion has on policy formation. Identifies the various stakeholders involved in natural resource management and policy and incorporates the idea that wildlife management is people management.

Cross-Listed: AGRI451/BIOL451

BIOL 456 PATHOGENIC MICROBIOLOGY2 Credits

Major communicable diseases of humans caused by bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Global and regional impact, host-parasite relationships, morphology and physiology, diagnostic techniques used in isolation and identification, treatment, prevention, and modes of transmission are discussed. Field trips required.

Prerequisites: BIOL 241, BIOL 241L and Junior or above status

BIOL 456L PATHOGENIC MICROBIOLOGY LAB1 Credit

Laboratory experience in isolation and clinical identification of pathogenic microbes.

Prerequisites: Junior or above status

Co-requisites: BIOL 456

BIOL 458 EVOLUTION3 Credits

Study of the fundamental theory of evolution, including phylogeny and earth history, macro-evolutionary patterns, micro-evolutionary processes, and synthesis.

Prerequisites: BIOL 332 and Junior or above status

BIOL 499 BIOLOGY CAPSTONE3 Credits

Students will integrate information from their undergraduate biology program to select a topic, which must be approved by the biology faculty. Students will examine the scientific research supporting the thesis, the broad shift in ideas and knowledge relating to the topic and its interaction with society, and political and ethical considerations relating to the subject. Students will find appropriate primary research articles to support the thesis and will complete original research paper or literature review (senior thesis) on the topic, a public presentation, and a poster.

Essential Studies Outcome: ES12