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unique viral life cycles, host evasion techniques and control. Course topics also include viral gene therapy and emerging diseases. Prerequisites: BIOL 122-127, BIOL 331, 332, CHEM 221-222. 3 credits, Spring BIOL 347: Developmental Biology This class offers a broad survey of topics in molecular developmental biology. Topics include fertilization, induction, signal transduction, gastrulation, neural development, and environmental effects on development. In addition, topics that are less intuitively associated with developmental biology such as metamorphosis, aging, and regeneration are also discussed. Prerequisites: BIOL 122-127, 265-266. 3 credits, Fall BIOL 348: Developmental Biology Lab Laboratory experiences reinforce the topics covered in Developmental Biology lecture. Topics include fertilization, induction, signal transduction, and environmental effects on development. Concurrent with BIOL 347. Prerequisites: BIOL 122-127, 265-266. 1 credit, Fall BIOL 350: Biogeochemistry Biogeochemistry is the study of the exchange of energy and elements between the biosphere and geosphere. This course examines principal biogeochemical cycles including the hydrological, carbon, sulfur, and nitrogen cycles. Focus is placed on both the micro-scale underpinnings of these cycles and the global implications of the processes. Prerequisites: CHEM 224-225. 3 credits BIOL 354: Parasitology This course is concerned with organisms which live on or in other organisms, and which depend on their hosts for some essential metabolic factor. Life cycles, behavior and treatment, and control of parasites are discussed. Recommended for students concentrating in the health sciences. Prerequisites: BIOL 122-127. 3 credits, Spring BIOL 355: Parasitology Lab The lab is designed to familiarize students with the identification and morphology of parasites. Required for students in Medical Laboratory Science. Concurrent with BIOL 354. Prerequisites: BIOL 122-127. 1 credit, Spring BIOL 358: Plant Physiology This course is intended to provide a broad exposure to plant physiology, the study of plant function. The role of internal and external regulators of plant growth and development will be explored. An attempt is made to couple plant responses with molecular mechanisms. Important plant biochemical pathways are also covered. Prerequisites: BIOL 122-127, CHEM 221. 3 credits, Spring BIOL 359: Plant Physiology Lab Current and classical techniques of experimental plant physiology are performed. Concurrent with BIOL 358. Prerequisite: BIOL 122-127, CHEM 221. 1 credit, Spring BIOL 363: Endocrinology Endocrinology, the study of hormones, is presented with an emphasis on neural-endocrine interactions, hormone-receptor interactions, mechanisms of hormone action, metabolism, a survey of the major endocrine tissues and glands, and reproductive physiology. Case studies are also integrated into the course. Prerequisite: BIOL 122-125, 368-369. 3 credits, Fall BIOL 365: Human Gross Anatomy This course uses a regional approach to study the human body. Concurrent with BIOL 366. Prerequisites: BIOL 122-125.

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Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019  

Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019