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BIOL 221: Botany Laboratory This laboratory emphasizes plant identification and classification. The laboratories have an outdoor component. Concurrent with BIOL 220. Prerequisites: BIOL 122-127. 1 credit, Fall BIOL 223: Invertebrate Zoology This course explores the taxonomic, morphological, and physiological diversity of invertebrate animals. It also emphasizes the ecological roles of invertebrates. Prerequisites: BIOL 122-127. 3 credits, Spring BIOL 224: Invertebrate Zoology Lab This course emphasizes the classification and morphology of invertebrate animals. Concurrent with BIOL 223. Prerequisites: BIOL 122-127. 1 credit, Spring BIOL 232: Human Genetics This course is intended to provide a broad exposure to introductory genetics, the study of inherited variation, and emphasizes human heredity and development. The course encompasses the fundamental principles of molecular, transmission, and population genetics. Basic cytogenetics topics and clinical aspects of selected heritable diseases are also discussed. Prerequisites: Physician Assistant (PA)Major, BIOL 122-125. 3 credits, Spring BIOL 265: Genetics This introductory course deals with the principles of variation in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, with special reference to humans. Students will be introduced to Mendelian genetics, cytogenetics, molecular genetics, genomics, and some introductory aspects of biotechnology. Co-requisite: BIOL 266 Prerequisites: BIOL 122-125, CHEM 111, CHEM 114 3 credits, Fall, Spring BIOL 266: Genetics Lab This is an introductory laboratory course in genetics that surveys topics and procedures in classical and modern genetics. This course covers the use of model organisms, DNA technology and bioinformatics to study transmission and molecular genetics. Its main goal is to reinforce and apply the concepts presented in the lecture. In addition, students practice scientific writing. Co-requisite: BIOL 265 Prerequisites: BIOL 122-125, CHEM 111, CHEM 114 1 credit, Fall, Spring BIOL 290: Research Methods in Biology This course is designed to introduce students to fundamental research methods in biology. Students learn the principles of laboratory techniques used in the fields of molecular biology, cell biology and biochemistry. In addition, students learn common research methods in bioinformatics and biostatistics using software tools. Topics in experimental design, scientific data presentation, the peer-review process, and research ethics are also be discussed. Prerequisite: BIOL 122-125. 3 credits, Spring BIOL 292: Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy This course is a study of vertebrate structure, its functional significance, and the range of variation in structure and function in different species from an evolutionary viewpoint. Concurrent with BIOL 293. Prerequisites: BIOL 122-127. 2 credits, Spring BIOL 293: Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy Lab This laboratory course complements and strengthens concepts covered in BIOL 292 through dissections of representative vertebrates. Concurrent with BIOL 292. Prerequisites: BIOL 122-127. 2 credits, Spring BIOL 298: Principles of Ecology This course is a study of plants and animals in relationship to their environment. Basic

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Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019  

Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019