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Course Listing for BIOLOGY - Fall 2024 (ALL: 09/03/2024 - 12/18/2024)
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1517 BIOL-182-01 Evolution of Life 1.25 LEC Dunlap, Kent
Toscano, Benjamin
Maley, Abigail
Patel, Nikisha
MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 84 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  NOTE: Students with questions about this course or enrollment should contact Professor Dunlap.
  This course will provide an introduction to life on Earth from an evolutionary perspective. Through lecture and discussion, we will examine evolutionary principles, inheritance, biodiversity, physiological adaptations, and ecology. The laboratory will provide the opportunity to explore biological concepts through observation, experimental design, and analysis.
1518 BIOL-182-02 Evolution of Life 1.25 LEC Dunlap, Kent
Toscano, Benjamin
Maley, Abigail
Patel, Nikisha
MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 84 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  NOTE: Students with questions about this course or enrollment should contact Professor Blackburn.
  This course will provide an introduction to life on Earth from an evolutionary perspective. Through lecture and discussion, we will examine evolutionary principles, inheritance, biodiversity, physiological adaptations, and ecology. The laboratory will provide the opportunity to explore biological concepts through observation, experimental design, and analysis.
1519 BIOL-182-20 Evolution of Life 1.25 LAB Fournier, Claire T: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  This course will provide an introduction to life on Earth from an evolutionary perspective. Through lecture and discussion, we will examine evolutionary principles, inheritance, biodiversity, physiological adaptations, and ecology. The laboratory will provide the opportunity to explore biological concepts through observation, experimental design, and analysis.
1520 BIOL-182-21 Evolution of Life 1.25 LAB Fournier, Claire T: 9:25AM-12:05PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  This course will provide an introduction to life on Earth from an evolutionary perspective. Through lecture and discussion, we will examine evolutionary principles, inheritance, biodiversity, physiological adaptations, and ecology. The laboratory will provide the opportunity to explore biological concepts through observation, experimental design, and analysis.
1521 BIOL-182-22 Evolution of Life 1.25 LAB Maley, Abigail R: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  This course will provide an introduction to life on Earth from an evolutionary perspective. Through lecture and discussion, we will examine evolutionary principles, inheritance, biodiversity, physiological adaptations, and ecology. The laboratory will provide the opportunity to explore biological concepts through observation, experimental design, and analysis.
1637 BIOL-182-23 Evolution of Life 1.25 LAB Maley, Abigail W: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  This course will provide an introduction to life on Earth from an evolutionary perspective. Through lecture and discussion, we will examine evolutionary principles, inheritance, biodiversity, physiological adaptations, and ecology. The laboratory will provide the opportunity to explore biological concepts through observation, experimental design, and analysis.
1646 BIOL-182-24 Evolution of Life 1.25 LAB Fournier, Claire R: 9:25AM-12:05PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  This course will provide an introduction to life on Earth from an evolutionary perspective. Through lecture and discussion, we will examine evolutionary principles, inheritance, biodiversity, physiological adaptations, and ecology. The laboratory will provide the opportunity to explore biological concepts through observation, experimental design, and analysis.
2759 BIOL-182-25 Evolution of Life 1.25 LAB Maley, Abigail T: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with NESC
  This course will provide an introduction to life on Earth from an evolutionary perspective. Through lecture and discussion, we will examine evolutionary principles, inheritance, biodiversity, physiological adaptations, and ecology. The laboratory will provide the opportunity to explore biological concepts through observation, experimental design, and analysis.
3066 BIOL-227-01 Cell Biology 1.25 LEC Staff, Trinity TBA TBA Y NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with NESC
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182L, Biology 183L, and Chemistry 111L or Permission of Instructor.
  A study of cell structure and function, emphasizing molecular components, metabolism, organelles, motility, and growth and division. The molecular biology of cells and the regulation of cellular processes are emphasized. Laboratory exercises will include light microscopy, molecular cellular experiments, and other experiments in cell biology.
3067 BIOL-227-20 Cell Biology 1.25 LAB Staff, Trinity TBA TBA Y NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with NESC
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182L, Biology 183L, and Chemistry 111L or Permission of Instructor.
  A study of cell structure and function, emphasizing molecular components, metabolism, organelles, motility, and growth and division. The molecular biology of cells and the regulation of cellular processes are emphasized. Laboratory exercises will include light microscopy, molecular cellular experiments, and other experiments in cell biology.
3068 BIOL-244-01 Biology of Infect Disease 1.00 LEC Foster, Lisa-Anne TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA GLB3  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182L, Biology 183L, and Chemistry 111L or Permission of Instructor.
  The infectious disease process is multifactorial. In order to understand how bacteria and viruses cause disease, it is necessary to examine the delicate relationship that exists between the host and the infectious organism. This course will focus on understanding the human immune system in health and in disease, as well as the mechanisms employed by microorganisms to escape the immune response. A stepwise approach to the infectious process will be taken in this lecture- and discussion-based course, beginning with initial encounter between the host and the infectious agent and ending with the transmission of the agent to a new host. Although human disease will be the main focus, some infectious agents of plants and other animals will also be discussed.
2545 BIOL-317-01 Biochemistry 1.25 LEC Guardiola-Diaz, Hebe TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 18 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with NESC
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182L and Biology 183L and either B- or better in Chemistry 211L or C- or better in Chemistry 212L
  A study of the molecular reactions that sustain life. Topics include biomolecule structure and function, enzyme kinetics, bioenergetics, and integration and regulation of metabolic pathways. The laboratory will provide the opportunity to explore biochemical concepts through experimental design and analysis.
2546 BIOL-317-21 Biochemistry 1.25 LAB Guardiola-Diaz, Hebe R: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 18 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with NESC
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182L and Biology 183L and either B- or better in Chemistry 211L or C- or better in Chemistry 212L
  A study of the molecular reactions that sustain life. Topics include biomolecule structure and function, enzyme kinetics, bioenergetics, and integration and regulation of metabolic pathways. The laboratory will provide the opportunity to explore biochemical concepts through experimental design and analysis.
2185 BIOL-319-01 Animal Physiology 1.25 LEC Dunlap, Kent TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182, Biology 183, and Chemistry 111 or permission of instructor.
  This course examines the physiological mechanisms underlying four fundamental functions—movement, sensation, feeding, and reproduction. How do physiological systems operate to enable organisms to live in drastically different habitats? What are the common cellular and molecular mechanisms shared by diverse animals? The laboratory will consist of several preparations examining developmental, sensory, endocrine, and muscle physiology, followed by more detailed, independent investigations of one of these preparations.
2186 BIOL-319-20 Animal Physiology 1.25 LAB Dunlap, Kent T: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182, Biology 183, and Chemistry 111 or permission of instructor.
  This course examines the physiological mechanisms underlying four fundamental functions—movement, sensation, feeding, and reproduction. How do physiological systems operate to enable organisms to live in drastically different habitats? What are the common cellular and molecular mechanisms shared by diverse animals? The laboratory will consist of several preparations examining developmental, sensory, endocrine, and muscle physiology, followed by more detailed, independent investigations of one of these preparations.
1780 BIOL-333-01 Ecology 1.25 LEC Toscano, Benjamin TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 23 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182L, or permission of instructor.
  A study of the adaptations of organisms to their environment and of the interrelationships among organisms that determine the structure and attributes of natural populations and biological communities. Field trips and laboratory exercises use sampling methods and statistical techniques to analyze the response of organisms to their physical environment, selected population phenomena, and different natural communities. Several field trips are required during the term. It is recommended that students take Biology 215L and 222L before enrolling, but they are not prerequisites.
1781 BIOL-333-20 Ecology 1.25 LAB Toscano, Benjamin R: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 23 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Biology 182L, or permission of instructor.
  A study of the adaptations of organisms to their environment and of the interrelationships among organisms that determine the structure and attributes of natural populations and biological communities. Field trips and laboratory exercises use sampling methods and statistical techniques to analyze the response of organisms to their physical environment, selected population phenomena, and different natural communities. Several field trips are required during the term. It is recommended that students take Biology 215L and 222L before enrolling, but they are not prerequisites.
1490 BIOL-399-01 Independent Study 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Independent research supervised by a faculty member in an area of the student’s special interests. Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor are required for enrollment.
1782 BIOL-403-01 Research Seminar 0.50 SEM Patel, Nikisha F: 1:30PM-3:30PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  This course is open to seniors only.
  Students engaged in laboratory or field research, as well as honors candidates conducting library research, will meet with the biology faculty for oral presentations and critical discussions of journal papers, research plans, and research progress. Concurrent enrollment in either Biology 419 or 425 is required.
1491 BIOL-419-01 Research in Biology - Lib 0.50 IND TBA TBA TBA Y NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  NOTE: Requires completion of a Special Registration Form, available in the Office of the Registrar.
  Students will conduct library research projects under the direction of an individual faculty member. Students electing this type of independent study should plan on a full semester culminating with the completion of a final formal paper. Seniors and those using library research to satisfy the Group IV requirement must simultaneously enroll in the Research Seminar (Biology 403). Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor are required for enrollment.
1745 BIOL-425-01 Research Biology 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
3268 BIOL-444-01 Glb Change & Evolution 1.00 SEM Patel, Nikisha MW: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 12 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Prerequisite: C- or better in BIOL 182 and 205 or 333 & BIOL 215 or 222
  This course combines lecture, discussion, and writing assignments with a focus on global biodiversity, its evolution and loss, and the ways in which human activities and global change have impacted the evolution of life on earth. Course topics will include species concepts and speciation, approaches to defining and quantifying biodiversity, genetic diversity as it relates to population size and gene flow, introduced and invasive species, extinction, human impacts on speciation and extinction, global cultural differences in valuing diversity, and the impacts and efficacy of conservation biology efforts. Students will engage with these topics by reading current scientific research in these areas and synthesize their own ideas through writing.
1492 BIOL-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Submission of the special registration form, available online, and the approval of the instructor are required for enrollment. Guidelines are available in the College Bulletin. See paragraph on teaching assistants in the description of the major. Not creditable to the major.
3054 NESC-101-01 The Brain 1.00 LEC Swart, Chris TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA Y NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 35 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with BIOL, PSYC
  Recent developments in neuroscience have revolutionized our views of familiar human experiences such as locomotion, substance abuse, mental illness, sleep, and memorization. Through highly enjoyable and selected readings, presentations by visiting faculty, demonstrations and other activities, we will explore the foundations of this field as well as recent discoveries. The overall objective of this course is to provide students with a basic understanding of neuroscience, enabling them to make important decisions that may affect their lives.