BIOL 122: Molecular and Cellular Biology This course is designed to introduce the student to certain aspects of cell structure and function, genetics, and molecular biology. This course, together with BIOL 124 and 126, provides the student with a firm foundation upon which the specialized courses can be built. Concurrent with BIOL 123. 3 credits, Fall, Spring BIOL 123: Molecular and Cellular Biology Lab This course provides the student with laboratory experiences in which topics covered in BIOL 122 lecture are studied in an experimental fashion. Concurrent with BIOL 122. 1 credit, Fall, Spring BIOL 124: Animal Form and Function This course begins with a survey of several animal phyla (e.g. Porifera, Cnidaria, Platyhelminthes, Annelida, Arthropoda, Echinodermata, Chordata). A functional approach is then taken to understand the major organ systems in animals, emphasizing the vertebrates. Concurrent with BIOL 125. Prerequisite: BIOL 122-123. 3 credits, Fall, Spring BIOL 125: Animal Form and Function Lab This course complements BIOL 124 lectures by giving the student a chance to experimentally investigate the anatomy and functions of some organ systems in animals. Concurrent with BIOL 124. Prerequisite: BIOL 122-123. 1 credit, Fall, Spring BIOL 126: Ecosystem Biology and Evolution This course introduces principles pertaining to the evolution, ecology and behavior of diverse life forms, including the classification and characterization of all life kingdoms, with special emphasis on plants. Concurrent with BIOL 127. Prerequisite: BIOL 122-125. 3 credits, Fall, Spring BIOL 127: Ecosystem Biology and Evolution Lab This course compliments the topics of BIOL 126 through experimentation. Concurrent with BIOL 126. Prerequisites: BIOL 122-125. 1 credit, Fall, Spring BIOL 140: Introduction to Aquatic Science This course explores the major ecological theories and principles dominating the fields of stream ecology, limnology, and marine biology. Topics include the abiotic properties and processes that affect organismal distribution and abundance across aquatic ecosystems, adaptations of aquatic organisms in response to abiotic and biotic evolutionary pressures in these ecosystems, and the ecological roles that organisms have in aquatic ecosystems. The importance of aquatic ecosystems and their associated taxa to humans, and how human activities can alter the properties and functions of these important ecosystems are also discussed. Prerequisite: ENV 120. 3 credits, Spring BIOL 191: Special Topics Instructor permission required.
Note about Prerequisites: Courses numbered 200 or above have a prerequisite of at least 8 credits of biology. Additional prerequisites are indicated. BIOL 220: Botany This course is a general survey of the plant kingdom. It examines the anatomy, physiology, reproduction, cytology, and taxonomy of the plants with a special emphasis on the flowering plants. Topics include germination, development, mineral nutrition, water relations, plant hormones, and environmental physiology. Prerequisites: BIOL 122-127. 3 credits, Fall