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Cell and Molecular Biology B.S.

Biology
Swenson College of Science and Engineering
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2012
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 81 to 92
  • This program requires summer terms.
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
Cell and molecular biology are two of the most rapidly growing areas of modern biology. This major prepares students for graduate school and careers in cell biology, genetics, developmental biology, physiology, immunology, biotechnology, molecular biology and microbiology. The major is also appropriate for students considering professional schools of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine. The program is administered by the Department of Biology and involves faculty in both the Swenson College of Science and Engineering and the Medical School Duluth.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
The Board of Regents, on recommendation of the faculty, grants degrees from the University of Minnesota. Requirements for an undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota Duluth include the following:
  1. Students must meet all course and credit requirements of the departments and colleges or schools in which they are enrolled including an advanced writing course. Students seeking two degrees must fulfill the requirements of both degrees. However, two degrees cannot be awarded for the same major.
  2. Students must complete all requirements of the Liberal Education Program.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  4. At least 30 of the last 60 degree credits earned immediately before graduation must be awarded by UMD.
  5. Students must complete at least half of their courses at the 3xxx-level and higher at UMD. Study-abroad credits earned through courses taught by UM faculty and at institutions with which UMD has international exchange programs may be used to fulfill this requirement.
  6. If a minor is required, students must take at least three upper division credits in their minor field from UMD.
  7. The minimum cumulative UM GPA required for graduation will be 2.00 and will include only University of Minnesota coursework. A minimum UM GPA of 2.00 is required in each UMD undergraduate major and minor. No academic unit may impose higher grade point standards to graduate.
  8. Diploma, transcripts, and certification will be withheld until all financial obligations to the University have been met.
Program Requirements
Requirements for the B.S. in cell biology include: * A minor or second major from another area of study; biology may not be used to satisfy this requirement.
Biology Core Courses (30-31 cr)
BIOL 1011 - General Biology I [LE CAT4, NAT SCI] (5.0 cr)
BIOL 1012 - General Biology II [SUSTAIN] (5.0 cr)
BIOL 2101 - Cell Biology (3.0 cr)
BIOL 2201 - Genetics (3.0 cr)
BIOL 3987 - Communication in Biology (2.0 cr)
BIOL 4231 - Molecular Biology (3.0 cr)
BIOL 3802 - Evolution [SUSTAIN] (3.0 cr)
BIOL 5232 - Molecular Biology Laboratory (2.0 cr)
BIOL 2102 - Cell Biology Laboratory (2.0 cr)
or BIOL 2202 - Genetics Laboratory (2.0 cr)
BIOL 3703 - Animal Physiology (3.0 cr)
or BIOL 4361 - Developmental Biology (3.0 cr)
or BIOL 4501 - General Microbiology (4.0 cr)
or BIOL 4503 - General Microbiology offered in Wroclaw, Poland (4.0 cr)
or BIOL 4604 - Plant Physiology (4.0 cr)
Courses From Other Programs (41-50cr)
Biochemistry
CHEM 3322 - Biochemistry (3.0 cr)
CHEM 3324 - Biochemistry Laboratory (1.0 cr)
or CHEM 4351 - Biochemistry I (3.0 cr)
CHEM 4352 - Biochemistry II (3.0 cr)
CHEM 4363 - Biochemistry Laboratory (2.0 cr)
General Chemistry
CHEM 1153 - General Chemistry I [LE CAT5, NAT SCI] (4.0 cr)
CHEM 1154 - General Chemistry Lab I [LE CAT4, NAT SCI] (1.0 cr)
CHEM 1155 - General Chemistry II (4.0 cr)
CHEM 1156 - General Chemistry Lab II (1.0 cr)
or CHEM 1161 - Honors: General Chemistry I [LE CAT4, NAT SCI] (5.0 cr)
CHEM 1162 - Honors: General Chemistry II (5.0 cr)
Organic Chemistry
CHEM 2541 - Organic Chemistry I (3.0 cr)
CHEM 2542 - Organic Chemistry II (3.0 cr)
CHEM 2543 - Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1.0 cr)
CHEM 2544 - Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1.0 cr)
Mathematics
MATH 1290 - Calculus for the Natural Sciences [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
or MATH 1296 - Calculus I [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
or MATH 1596 - Honors: Calculus I [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
MATH 1297 - Calculus II [LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
or MATH 1597 - Honors: Calculus II [LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
or STAT 2411 - Statistical Methods [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (3.0 cr)
or STAT 3611 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4.0 cr)
Physics
PHYS 1001 - Introduction to Physics I [LE CAT4, NAT SCI] (5.0 cr)
PHYS 1002 - Introduction to Physics II (5.0 cr)
or PHYS 2013 - General Physics I [LE CAT5, NAT SCI] (4.0 cr)
PHYS 2014 - General Physics Lab I [NAT SCI] (1.0 cr)
PHYS 2015 - General Physics II (4.0 cr)
PHYS 2016 - General Physics Lab II (1.0 cr)
Advanced Writing
WRIT 3150 - Advanced Writing: Science (3.0 cr)
Electives (10 cr)
If more than one lab elective (2102, 2202) or cell biology core course(s) 3703, 4361, 4603, (4501 or 4503) are taken the excess may be used for cell biology elective credits. BIOL 3990 and 5990 are accepted for cell biology elective credits only by department approval. Two credits of SSP 3002 - TA Practicum Supplemental Instruction in Biology may be substituted for BIOL 3993 as elective credit. Courses cannot be used to fulfill more than one requirement in the major.
Take 10 or more credit(s) from the following:
Cell Biology Electives
Take 5 or more credit(s) from the following:
· BIOL 2102 - Cell Biology Laboratory (2.0 cr)
· BIOL 2202 - Genetics Laboratory (2.0 cr)
· BIOL 3101 - Molecular Biology of Cancer (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 3102 - Cell Biology of Human Disease (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 3301 - Patterning the Embryo (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 3703 - Animal Physiology (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 4199 - Frontiers in Cell Biology (2.0 cr)
· BIOL 4361 - Developmental Biology (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 4511 - Medical Microbiology (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 4604 - Plant Physiology (4.0 cr)
· BIOL 4631 - Plant Cell and Molecular Biology (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 4807 - Plant Physiological Ecology offered in Poland (4.0 cr)
· BIOL 5235 - Biotechnology (4.0 cr)
· BIOL 5515 - Microbial Diversity and Phylogeny (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 5772 - Neural Systems and Behavior (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 5801 - Microbial Ecology (2.0 cr)
· BIOL 5802 - Microbial Ecology Laboratory (2.0 cr)
· BIOL 5868 - Ecotoxicology (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 4501 - General Microbiology (4.0 cr)
or BIOL 4503 - General Microbiology offered in Wroclaw, Poland (4.0 cr)
· Non-Cell Biology Electives
Take 0 or more course(s) totaling 0 or more credit(s) from the following:
· BIOL 2512 - Biology of HIV and AIDS (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 2763 - Biology of Women [LE CAT5, LECD CAT05, NAT SCI, CDIVERSITY] (2.0 cr)
· BIOL 2769 - Human Anatomy (4.0 cr)
· BIOL 2801 - General Ecology (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 2802 - Ecology Laboratory (2.0 cr)
· BIOL 3601 - Plant Diversity (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 3603 - Plant Taxonomy (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 3701 - Animal Diversity (4.0 cr)
· BIOL 3760 - Marine Biology (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 3835 - Freshwater Ecology (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 3993 - Laboratory Teaching Experience (1.0-2.0 cr)
· BIOL 3994 - Undergraduate Research (1.0-3.0 cr)
· BIOL 3996 - Internship in Biology (1.0-2.0 cr)
· BIOL 4731 - Entomology (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 4761 - Ichthyology (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 4763 - Ornithology (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 4764 - Mammalogy (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 4803 - Ecology Field Methods: Identification and Natural History of Terrestrial and Aquatic Organisms (4.0 cr)
· BIOL 4805 - Ecological Invasions (2.0 cr)
· BIOL 4891 - Animal Behavior (2.0 cr)
· BIOL 5240 - Ecological Genetics (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 5401 - Coevolution of Plants, Animals and Microbes (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 5777 - Plankton Biology (2.0 cr)
· BIOL 5805 - Fisheries Ecology (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 5807 - Mathematical Ecology (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 5808 - Landscape Ecology: Theory and Application (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 5811 - Plant Autecology (2.0 cr)
· BIOL 5833 - Stream Ecology (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 5839 - Coral Reef Field Studies (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 5861 - Lake Ecology (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 5862 - Advanced Lake Ecology (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 5863 - Ecosystems Ecology (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 5865 - Conservation Biology (2.0 cr)
· BIOL 5866 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 5869 - Great Lakes Ecology and Management (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 5870 - Wetland Ecology (3.0 cr)
· MATH 5233 - Mathematical Foundations of Bioinformatics (3.0 cr)
· MDBC 5501 - Neurobiochemistry (2.0 cr)
· MICB 5545 - Immunobiology (3.0 cr)
· MICB 5555 - Molecular Pathogenesis: Current Concepts (3.0 cr)
· PHSL 5601 - Physiology of Organ Systems I (4.0 cr)
· PHSL 5602 - Physiology of Organ Systems II (2.0 cr)
 
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BIOL 1011 - General Biology I (LE CAT4, NAT SCI)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamental concepts of biology, including chemical basis of life, cell structure and function, energy transformations, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, genetics, molecular biology, DNA technology, development, origin of life, and evolution. (4 hrs lect, 2.5 hrs lab) prereq: 1 yr high school Chem or 1 sem college Chem, Math ACT 21 or higher or 1 sem college math or min 15 cr.
BIOL 1012 - General Biology II (SUSTAIN)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamental concepts of biology, including classification and diversity of life, anatomy, physiology, and development of prokaryotes, protistans, fungi, animals, and plants; behavior; population, community, and ecosystem ecology. (4 hrs lect, 2.5 hrs lab) prereq: A grade of C- or better in 1011
BIOL 2101 - Cell Biology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Structure and function of procaryotic and eucaryotic cells, including cell surface, membranes, organelles, cytoskeleton, cell growth, cell physiology, and experimental methods used in cell studies. (3 hrs lect) prereq: A grade of C- or better in both 1011 and 1012, ((Chem 1152 or Chem 1162 or (Chem 1155 and 1156) ), (Chem 2521 or Chem 2541), may be taken without lab BIOL 2102
BIOL 2201 - Genetics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Basic principles of Mendelian inheritance, molecular genetics, chromosomal aberrations, and population genetics. (3 hrs lect) prereq: A grade of C- or better in both 1011 and 1012; may be taken without lab BIOL 2202
BIOL 3987 - Communication in Biology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: Minimum 90 credits, Biology or Cell and Molecular Biology major; credit will not be granted if already received for 3997 AND 3998
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Develop professional oral communication skills through the attendance and evaluation of biological science public seminars, the construction and presentation of a professional public seminar, and the introduction of a student seminar speaker. prereq: Minimum 90 credits, Biology or Cell and Molecular Biology major; credit will not be granted if already received for 3997 AND 3998
BIOL 4231 - Molecular Biology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Contemporary molecular biology techniques, linkage analysis, mutation, DNA repair and recombination, genetics of viruses and bacteria, transposable genetic elements, genetics of mitochondria and chloroplasts, genomics, genetic control of animal development and the vertebrate immune system. (3 hours lecture) prereq: A grade of C- or better in both 2101 and 2201, (CHEM 3322 or 4351), or IBS Grad student; credit will not be granted if already received for 5231
BIOL 3802 - Evolution (SUSTAIN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Origin, history, opposition, and evidence supporting evolutionary ideas. Basic concepts: origin of life, phylogeny, biological history, mechanisms of evolutionary change, population genetics, speciation, tempo of evolution, macroevolution, extinction, biogeography, evolution of social systems, altruism. (3 hours lecture) prereq: A grade of C- or better in all of the following Biology courses 1011, 1012, 2201 or IBS Grad student; credit will not be granted if already received for 4801 or 4802
BIOL 5232 - Molecular Biology Laboratory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Regulation of gene expression in prokaryote and eukaryotes explored through use of recombinant DNA technologies. prereq: 4231 or 4231 (concurrent enrollment is allowed), CHEM 3322 or Biochemistry and Molecular Biology or IBS Grad student; credit will not be granted if already received for 4232
BIOL 2102 - Cell Biology Laboratory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: A grade of C- or better in both 1011 and 1012, concurrent registration is allowed for 2101, (Chem 2521 or Chem 2541)
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Writing intensive course using contemporary cell biology research techniques, hypothesis testing and communication of results. prereq: A grade of C- or better in both 1011 and 1012, concurrent registration is allowed for 2101, (Chem 2521 or Chem 2541)
BIOL 2202 - Genetics Laboratory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Writing intensive course that uses an array of experimental approaches to gain understanding of the principles of genetics. prereq: A grade of C- or better in 1011, 1012 and 2201 (concurrent registration is allowed for 2201)
BIOL 3703 - Animal Physiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Examination of principles, patterns, and mechanisms of biological function from the level of cells and tissues to the whole animal. Primary focus on comparative vertebrate physiology. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) prereq: 1011, 1012, one semester college chemistry
BIOL 4361 - Developmental Biology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Molecular and cellular mechanisms of development, emphasizing animal systems and including cell cycle, gametogenesis, fertilization, morphogenetic movements, differentiation of cell types, cell-cell interactions, pattern formation, gene expression, organogenesis, metamorphosis, regeneration, and aging. (2 hrs lect, 3 hrs lab) prereq: 2101, 2201 or IBS Grad student; credit will not be granted if already received for 5361
BIOL 4501 - General Microbiology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02158
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Morphology of microorganisms; growth; environmental and physiological types; physical and chemical control; taxonomy; viruses; genetics of bacteria; practical applications, including medical, water, soil, and food microbiology. (2 hrs lect, 4 hrs lab) prereq: 2101 or IBS Grad student
BIOL 4503 - General Microbiology offered in Wroclaw, Poland
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02158 - BIOL 4501/BIOL 4503
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Microbial cell structure, metabolism, nutrition, growth, and genetics. Structure and pathogenicity of viruses. Microbial taxonomy and diversity. Microbial diseases, immunity, serology, and control. Applied and environmental microbiology including medical, food, aquatic, and soil microbiology. Offered at Wroclaw University, Poland. (2 hour lecture, 4 hours lab) Prereq 2101, college consent; no Grad School cr
BIOL 4604 - Plant Physiology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01959 - BIOL 4604/BIOL 4603, 5603
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Mechanisms underlying plant function, growth and development: metabolism, water relations, mineral nutrition, transport, internal and external regulators of growth and development, stress physiology, biotechnology. Lab exercises evaluate physiological processes that enable plants to grow under varied conditions found in nature, such as water relations, mineral nutrition, metabolism, growth and development. prereq: 2201 and 1 year college chemistry or IBS grad student
CHEM 3322 - Biochemistry
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Survey of biochemistry, emphasizing enzyme catalysis, cellular energetics, and major metabolic processes. prereq: 2522 or 2532 or 2542
CHEM 3324 - Biochemistry Laboratory
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Identification and analysis of biological molecules with emphasis on the macro-molecules, polysaccharides, proteins, and nucleic acids (RNA, DNA). prereq: 2522 or 2532 or 2542; previous or concurrent registration in 3322
CHEM 4351 - Biochemistry I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to structural classes of biologically relevant molecules. Descriptions of monomeric small molecules and their incorporation into macromolecules. Covers amino acids, proteins, fatty acids, lipids, sterols, carbohydrates, nucleic acids, RNA, and DNA structures. prereq: 2222, 2522 or 2532 or 2542, Math 1296, concurrent registration in physical chem recommended - 4363
CHEM 4352 - Biochemistry II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 4351
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to metabolism of carbohydrates, fatty acids, sterols, nucleic acids, amino acids, and xenobiotics. Common metabolic pathways of glycolysid, gluconeogenesis, citric acid cycle, et. The interrelated nature of these pathways and their cellular regulation will be covered. prereq: 4351
CHEM 4363 - Biochemistry Laboratory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Applications of biochemistry and molecular biology techniques. prereq: 2223, 2522 or 2532 or 2544 or 2545, BS-BMB major, concurrent registration in 4351 is required
CHEM 1153 - General Chemistry I (LE CAT5, NAT SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Fundamental principles of chemistry exemplified by study of elements, compounds, and their reactions. Covers fundamental concepts of the atom, molecule, stoichiometry, chemical reactions, thermochemistry, gas laws, atomic structure, periodic table, chemical bonding, and other selected topics. The companion laboratory, CHEM 1154, should be taken concurrently. The combination of CHEM 1153 and CHEM 1154 meets the lab component of NAT SCI, LE CAT 4. prereq: One year high school chem, high school algebra, Math ACT 21 or higher or a grade of least C- in Math 1005. Credit will not be granted if already received for 1151 and 1161.
CHEM 1154 - General Chemistry Lab I (LE CAT4, NAT SCI)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01808
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic laboratory skills while investigating the fundamental principles of chemistry. Covers fundamental concepts of the atom and molecule, stoichiometry, acid-base reactions, oxidation-reduction reactions, thermochemistry, characteristic properties of anions, gas laws and spectrophotometry. This laboratory accompanies lecture CHEM 1153. The combination of CHEM 1153 and CHEM 1154 meets liberal education category 4 requirements. prereq: Previous or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 1153; credit will not be granted if already received for CHEM 1151 or 1161
CHEM 1155 - General Chemistry II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Fundamental principles of chemistry exemplified by study of elements, compounds, and their reactions. Covers intermolecular forces, properties of liquids, solids and solution, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, solubility, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and other selected topics. Solid knowledge of college algebra and General Chemistry I is required. The companion laboratory course CHEM 1156 should be taken concurrently. prereq: 1151 or 1153 or 1161; credit will not be granted if already received for 1152 or 1162
CHEM 1156 - General Chemistry Lab II
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Fundamental principles of chemistry exemplified by laboratory study of elements, compounds, and their reactions. Covers titration, intermolecular forces, colligative properties, kinetics, chemical equilibria, and qualitative analysis. This laboratory accompanies lecture CHEM 1155. prereq: 1151 or 1161 or 1154, concurrent or previous enrollment in CHEM 1155; credit will not be granted if already received for Chem 1152 or 1162
CHEM 1161 - Honors: General Chemistry I (LE CAT4, NAT SCI)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01781 - Chem 1154/1161
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced coverage of principles of chemistry exemplified by study of elements, compounds, and their reactions, intended for students with good high school preparation in mathematics and science. Covers concepts of the atom, molecule, stoichiometry, chemical reactions, thermochemistry, gas laws, atomic structure, periodic table, chemical bonding, intermolecular forces, and other selected topics. Mathematically demanding quantitative problems. prereq: High school chem and high school algebra, Math ACT 21 or higher or a grade of at least C- in Math 1005, SCSE student or exercise science or athletic training or teaching life science or teaching earth and space science, or teaching physical science; credit will not be granted if already received for 1151, 1153 or 2172
CHEM 1162 - Honors: General Chemistry II
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01402 - Chem 1152/1162/2172
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Advanced coverage of principles of chemistry exemplified by study of elements, compounds, and their reaction, intended for students with good high school preparation in mathematics and science. Covers properties of liquids, solids and solutions, chemical kinetics and reaction mechanisms, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, solubility, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, descriptive chemistry of the elements, coordination chemistry, nuclear chemistry, and other selected topics. Mathematically demanding quantitative problems. prereq: 1151 or 1153 and 1154 or 1161; credit will not be granted if already received for 1152, 1155 or 2172
CHEM 2541 - Organic Chemistry I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 1152 or 1162 or 1155 and 1156; credit will not be granted if already received for 2521
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Structure and bonding, stereochemistry, functional group reactions. prereq: 1152 or 1162 or 1155 and 1156; credit will not be granted if already received for 2521
CHEM 2542 - Organic Chemistry II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 2521 or 2541; credit will not be granted if already received for 2522, 2532
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Functional group reactions, bioorganic chemistry. prereq: 2521 or 2541; credit will not be granted if already received for 2522, 2532
CHEM 2543 - Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Laboratory companion to CHEM 2541. Structure and bonding, stereochemistry, functional group reactions. prereq: 1152 or 1162 or 1155 and 1156, must be taken after or concurrently with CHEM 2541; credit will not be granted if already received for 2521, CHE 3231, ENGR 2110
CHEM 2544 - Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Laboratory companion to Chem 2542, for non-chemistry majors. Functional group reactions, bioorganic chemistry. prereq: 2521 or (2541 and 2543), must be taken after or concurrently with CHEM 2542; credit will not be granted if already received for 2522, 2532, 2545
MATH 1290 - Calculus for the Natural Sciences (LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01420 - Math1290/1296/1596
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Differential and integral calculus needed for modeling in earth and life sciences. Computational software. Not intended for students in mathematics, engineering, or physical sciences. prereq: Math ACT 27 or higher or a grade of at least C- in Math 1250 or department consent
MATH 1296 - Calculus I (LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01420 - Math1290/1296/1596
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
First part of a standard introduction to calculus of functions of a single variable. Limits, continuity, derivatives, integrals, and their applications. prereq: Math ACT 27 or higher or a grade of at least C- in Math 1250 or department consent
MATH 1596 - Honors: Calculus I (LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01420 - Math1290/1296/1596
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
First part of standard introduction to calculus of functions of single variable. Limits, continuity, derivatives, integrals, and their applications, indeterminate forms. Same as Math 1296, but with more depth, rigor, more challenging assignments. For high-ability students with excellent preparation. prereq: 1250 or 3 1/2 years high school mathematics including trigonometry, department consent, a grade of C- or better in is required in all prerequisite courses
MATH 1297 - Calculus II (LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01421 - Math 1597/1297
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Second part of a standard introduction to calculus. Vectors, applications of integrals, transcendental functions, series, and multivariable functions and partial derivatives. prereq: A grade of at least C- in 1290 or 1296 or 1596
MATH 1597 - Honors: Calculus II (LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01421 - Math 1597/1297
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Same as Math 1297, but with more depth, rigor, and challenging assignments. Techniques of integration, transcendental functions, exponentials and logarithms, infinite sequences and series, vectors, partial differentiation, and applications. Intended for high-ability students with excellent preparation. prereq: 1596 or a grade of A in 1290 or 1296, department consent
STAT 2411 - Statistical Methods (LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Graphical and numerical descriptions of data, elementary probability, sampling distributions, estimations, confidence intervals, one-sample and two-sample t-test. prereq: Math ACT 24 or higher or a grade of at least C- in Math 1005 or higher or department approval
STAT 3611 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic probability, including combinatorial methods, random variables, mathematical expectation. Binomial, normal, and other standard distributions. Moment-generating functions. Basic statistics, including descriptive statistics and sampling distributions. Estimation and statistical hypothesis testing. prereq: A grade of at least C- in Math 1290 or Math 1296
PHYS 1001 - Introduction to Physics I (LE CAT4, NAT SCI)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Noncalculus general physics course primarily for certain preprofessional fields. Topics in mechanics, heat, and sound. prereq: Algebra, trig
PHYS 1002 - Introduction to Physics II
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Noncalculus general physics course primarily for certain preprofessional fields. Topics in light, electricity, magnetism, and modern physics. prereq: 1001 or 2013 or 2017
PHYS 2013 - General Physics I (LE CAT5, NAT SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Calculus-based introduction to Newtonian Mechanics, fluid mechanics, and heat. The companion laboratory, PHYS 2014 should be taken concurrently. The combination of PHYS 2013 and 2014 meets liberal education category 4. prereq: previous or concurrent registration in PHYS 2014. Prerequisite of Math 1290 or 1296 or 1596; credit will not be granted if already received for PHYS 1201 or 2011.
PHYS 2014 - General Physics Lab I (NAT SCI)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Calculus-based introduction to Newtonian Mechanics, fluid mechanics, and heat exemplified by laboratory study. This laboratory accompanies lecture PHYS 2013 and should be taken concurrently. The combination of PHYS 2013 and 2014 meets liberal education category 4. prereq: previous or concurrent enrollment in PHYS 2013
PHYS 2015 - General Physics II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Calculus-based introduction to electricity, magnetism and optics. The companion laboratory, PHYS 2016, should be taken concurrently. prereq: previous or concurrent registration in 2016. Prerequisite of 2011 or 2013 and 2014, Math 1297 or 1597; credit will not be granted if already received for PHYS 1202, 1204 or 2012.
PHYS 2016 - General Physics Lab II
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Calculus-based introduction to electricity, magnetism and optics exemplified by laboratory study. This laboratory accompanies lecture PHYS 2015 and should be taken concurrently. prereq: Previous or concurrently enrollment in PHYS 2015.
WRIT 3150 - Advanced Writing: Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Study and practice of writing tasks in science, including oral presentations. Exploration of rhetorical situations in professional practice, including research methods, document design, editing, effective collaboration, and ethical issues in the production of professional documents, such as instructions, lab reports, proposals, short and long reports, and career documents. prereq: 1120 or equivalent, min 60 cr; credit will not be granted if already received for COMP 3150
BIOL 2102 - Cell Biology Laboratory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: A grade of C- or better in both 1011 and 1012, concurrent registration is allowed for 2101, (Chem 2521 or Chem 2541)
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Writing intensive course using contemporary cell biology research techniques, hypothesis testing and communication of results. prereq: A grade of C- or better in both 1011 and 1012, concurrent registration is allowed for 2101, (Chem 2521 or Chem 2541)
BIOL 2202 - Genetics Laboratory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Writing intensive course that uses an array of experimental approaches to gain understanding of the principles of genetics. prereq: A grade of C- or better in 1011, 1012 and 2201 (concurrent registration is allowed for 2201)
BIOL 3101 - Molecular Biology of Cancer
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Overview of mechanisms underlying the development of human cancer. Topics include intracellular signaling systems including oncogenes and tumor suppressors, cell cycle, tumorigenesis, multi-step carcinogenesis, invasion and metastasis and genetic instability in cancer. The detection and modern treatment of cancer will also be discussed. prereq: 2101
BIOL 3102 - Cell Biology of Human Disease
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Summer Even Year
Topics in human cellular biology as related to human diseases. A focus on learning to read primary literature and critically analyze and communicate scientific ideas. prereq: 2101
BIOL 3301 - Patterning the Embryo
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Important topics in developmental biology from the historical literature up to recent presentations with focus on learning how to read and critically analyze primary literature, and how to communicate ideas in written and oral scientific presentations. prereq: 1011, 1012, Min 60 cr
BIOL 3703 - Animal Physiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Examination of principles, patterns, and mechanisms of biological function from the level of cells and tissues to the whole animal. Primary focus on comparative vertebrate physiology. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) prereq: 1011, 1012, one semester college chemistry
BIOL 4199 - Frontiers in Cell Biology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Analysis and discussion of current literature and topics. prereq: 2101, 2201, 90 cr, IBS Grad Student; credit will not be granted if already received for 5199
BIOL 4361 - Developmental Biology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Molecular and cellular mechanisms of development, emphasizing animal systems and including cell cycle, gametogenesis, fertilization, morphogenetic movements, differentiation of cell types, cell-cell interactions, pattern formation, gene expression, organogenesis, metamorphosis, regeneration, and aging. (2 hrs lect, 3 hrs lab) prereq: 2101, 2201 or IBS Grad student; credit will not be granted if already received for 5361
BIOL 4511 - Medical Microbiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Overview of the dynamic relationships between human hosts and pathogenic microbes. Topics include the human immune system, antimicrobial therapy, pathogenic bacteria, viruses, and pathogenic eukaryotic species. prereq: 4501, no grad credit
BIOL 4604 - Plant Physiology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01959 - BIOL 4604/BIOL 4603, 5603
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Mechanisms underlying plant function, growth and development: metabolism, water relations, mineral nutrition, transport, internal and external regulators of growth and development, stress physiology, biotechnology. Lab exercises evaluate physiological processes that enable plants to grow under varied conditions found in nature, such as water relations, mineral nutrition, metabolism, growth and development. prereq: 2201 and 1 year college chemistry or IBS grad student
BIOL 4631 - Plant Cell and Molecular Biology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Molecular processes and structures unique to plant cells; methods for the study of plant cells, genes and genomes. Structure and function of plant-specific organelles, endomembrane trafficking, cellular responses to biotic and abiotic stress, signal transduction, plant biochemistry and biotechnology. prereq: 2101, 2201 or IBS Grad Student
BIOL 4807 - Plant Physiological Ecology offered in Poland
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Summer
Physiological mechanisms which individual plants, plant populations, and plant communities have evolved in response to their abiotic and biotic environment. Integrated lecture/laboratory/field study course offered at Wroclaw and Karpacz Ecological Field Station in the Karkonosz Mountains, Poland. prereq: 2101 or 2801, instructor consent, no grad credit
BIOL 5235 - Biotechnology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Genetic engineering with emphasis on large-scale production and isolation of recombinant proteins and metabolites. Microbial, plant and animal cell culture. Comparison of recombinant DNA technology to selective breeding and natural isolate use. Practical, legal and ethical considerations of genetic engineering. (4 hours lecture and lab) prereq: (2101, 2102, 2201, Chem 3322 or Chem 4341) or Biol or IBS Grad student
BIOL 5515 - Microbial Diversity and Phylogeny
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Evolutionary survey and characteristics of microorganisms focusing on autotrophic and heterotrophic prokaryotes from various habitats. Isolation, examination, and identification of bacteria from field collections using microscopic, physiological, biochemical, molecular, phylogenetic, and computer database techniques. (2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab) prereq: 2101 or 4501 or IBS Grad student
BIOL 5772 - Neural Systems and Behavior
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Review of the basic neurophysiological components of animal behavior. Emphasis will be on well-studied neuroethological models such as weakly electric fish, bats, owls and crayfish. prereq: 1012, 3703 or IBS Grad student or instructor consent
BIOL 5801 - Microbial Ecology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Microorganisms in natural environments: diversity, distribution, energetics, and growth of heterotrophic and autotrophic microbes in oxic and anoxic habitats. Roles of microbial populations and communities in biogeochemical cycling, ecosystem functioning, landscapes, and industrial, agricultural, and environmental applications. prereq: (2101, (2801 or 4501)), or WRS or IBS Grad student
BIOL 5802 - Microbial Ecology Laboratory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Lab and field-oriented exercises that teach concepts about microbial populations and their communities, energetics, food webs, biogeochemistry, and biodiversity while providing an introduction to research methods. Students master advanced microscopic, culturing, spectroscopic, molecular, radioisotopic, and computational techniques. (3 hours lab) prereq: 5801 (may take concurrently) or WRS or IBS grad student
BIOL 5868 - Ecotoxicology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Examines the effects of toxicants on constituents of the biosphere at levels of biological organization from cells to ecosystems. Toxicant identification, toxicity testing, exposure routes, bioaccumulation, toxicant effects, regulations, and current issues. prereq: 2101, 2801, college-level statistics course or WRS or IBS Grad student
BIOL 4501 - General Microbiology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02158
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Morphology of microorganisms; growth; environmental and physiological types; physical and chemical control; taxonomy; viruses; genetics of bacteria; practical applications, including medical, water, soil, and food microbiology. (2 hrs lect, 4 hrs lab) prereq: 2101 or IBS Grad student
BIOL 4503 - General Microbiology offered in Wroclaw, Poland
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02158 - BIOL 4501/BIOL 4503
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Microbial cell structure, metabolism, nutrition, growth, and genetics. Structure and pathogenicity of viruses. Microbial taxonomy and diversity. Microbial diseases, immunity, serology, and control. Applied and environmental microbiology including medical, food, aquatic, and soil microbiology. Offered at Wroclaw University, Poland. (2 hour lecture, 4 hours lab) Prereq 2101, college consent; no Grad School cr
BIOL 2512 - Biology of HIV and AIDS
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
A comprehensive overview of the current AIDS pandemic ranging from molecular and biomedical aspects to societal and psychological aspects. Molecular biology of HIV, the immune system's response, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and social implications will be discussed. prereq: 1012
BIOL 2763 - Biology of Women (LE CAT5, LECD CAT05, NAT SCI, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Fundamental principles of biology unique to women. Evolution of sex and gender; sex determination, differentiation, and development; sexual brain differences; anatomy and physiology; menstruation; oogenesis; ovulation; fertilization; pregnancy and birthing; birth control; menopause; aging; cancer; and nutrition. (2 hrs lect) prereq: 1012
BIOL 2769 - Human Anatomy
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Lectures in the structure of organs and tissues of the major body systems including skeletal, articular, muscular, nervous, respiratory, digestive, cardiovascular, urinary and reproductive in the context of the science of biology. Lecture material is reinforced with inquiry-based laboratory studies involving human bones, cat dissections, sheep organs, and microscopic study of tissues. Suitable for biology majors/minors and pre-professional students interested in entering health related professions. Provides (2hrs lect, 4hrs lab). prereq: 1011, 1012; credit will not be granted if already received for 1761
BIOL 2801 - General Ecology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Relationships between life and environment for individuals, populations, communities, and ecosystems; surveys of environmental factors and biomes. May be taken without lab 2802. (3 hrs lect) prereq: A grade of C- or better in both 1011 and 1012; may be taken without lab BIOL 2802
BIOL 2802 - Ecology Laboratory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Writing-intensive course that introduces sampling, data analysis and interpretation, hypothesis testing, ethical considerations in scientific practice. Includes field studies (4 hrs lab) prereq: A grade of C- or better in 1011, 1012 and 2801, concurrent enrollment is allowed in 2801.
BIOL 3601 - Plant Diversity
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Evolutionary survey of plants, focusing on diversity of life histories and patterns of organization. Fossil and extant groups, including algae, fungi and nonvascular and vascular land plants. (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, field trip) prereq: 1012
BIOL 3603 - Plant Taxonomy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to taxonomy of vascular plants, emphasizing seed plants; representative families; terminology; literature; use of keys. (2 hrs lect, 2 hrs lab) prereq: 1012
BIOL 3701 - Animal Diversity
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Survey of major animal phyla, focusing on phylogeny, anatomy, physiology, and ontogeny. (2 hrs lect, 4 hrs lab) prereq: 1012
BIOL 3760 - Marine Biology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
A multidisciplinary approach will be used to explore the diverse ecosystems of the marine realm. Emphasis will be on the ecological and physiological adaptations that have allowed animals to colonize habitats ranging from the intertidal zone to the abyss. A field trip to the Shedd Aquarium will serve as a capstone to the course. (3 hours lecture, field trip) Course fee required. prereq: 1011, 1012
BIOL 3835 - Freshwater Ecology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Exploration of freshwater habitats and their biological diversity with emphasis on how human behavior is affecting those habitats and biodiversity. prereq: 2801 or concurrent
BIOL 3993 - Laboratory Teaching Experience
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Participation in teaching biology lab courses: help set up labs, participate in teaching of labs, and share in instruction of review labs. prereq: instructor consent required, biol or cell biol major, 90 cr incl 25 cr Biol; max 2 cr may be applied toward Biol major
BIOL 3994 - Undergraduate Research
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Advanced independent work in special fields. prereq: A grade of C or better in both 1011 and 1012, 60 cr, department consent required; max 4 cr may be applied to biol or cell biol major as upper div elective
BIOL 3996 - Internship in Biology
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Credit given for professional work experience outside an academic department. Requires prior department approval and coordination with faculty sponsor. prereq: A grade of C- or better in both 1011 and 1012, department consent required; max 1 cr may be applied to biol or cell biol major
BIOL 4731 - Entomology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Structure, life history, ecology, classification, evolution, principles of control, and significance of insects in our society. Field collections. (2 hrs lect, 3 hrs lab and field) prereq: 1012 or IBS Grad student
BIOL 4761 - Ichthyology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Physiologic, taxonomic, ecologic, economic, and behavioral aspects of fishes. Lab emphasis on fishes of Great Lakes region, including field conducted independent study. (2 hrs lect, 3 hrs lab, field) prereq: 2801 or IBS Grad student
BIOL 4763 - Ornithology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Lab and field identification of birds, their migration and habitats; biological, taxonomic, and economic considerations. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab and field) prereq: 2801 or IBS Grad student
BIOL 4764 - Mammalogy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Origin, taxonomy, distribution, physiology, ecology and behavior of mammals. Laboratory and fieldwork includes collection, preparation and identification of Minnesota species. (2 hrs lecture, 3 hours lab, field) prereq: 2801 or IBS Grad student
BIOL 4803 - Ecology Field Methods: Identification and Natural History of Terrestrial and Aquatic Organisms
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Summer
Provides undergraduates with an introduction to field ecology, including field identification of northern Minnesota terrestrial and aquatic flora and fauna and basic field methods to quantify distribution and abundance of plants and animals. Sampling methods taught include releves, variable radius plots, point-counts, random plots, line transects, calling surveys, dip nets and tow nets. Fieldwork will include exploration of issues related to project design and data collection, summarization and evaluation. Additional hours in the field may be required beyond regular course hours. prereq: 1011, 1012, if you have taken Biol 3990 T:ID and Field Methods for ecological study of terrestrial and aquatic animals and plants, credit will not be granted for Biol 4803, no grad credit
BIOL 4805 - Ecological Invasions
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Characteristics of successful invaders, ecological effects of invasive species, genetic effects on native populations, impacts on human societies, options for control, relationships to other global changes. Case studies prereq: 2801 or IBS Grad student
BIOL 4891 - Animal Behavior
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Known behavior of various vertebrate and invertebrate phyla, emphasizing adaptive significance and the genetics and ontogeny of behavioral patterns. Mating, aggressive, nutritive, and nurturing behavior and relation to ecology of animal populations. (2 hrs lect) prereq: 2801 or IBS Grad student
BIOL 5240 - Ecological Genetics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Examines basic concepts in population and quantitative genetics. Focus is on techniques that reveal the genetic structure and adaptive value of ecologically important traits. prereq: 1012, 2201, Stat 1411 or IBS grad student
BIOL 5401 - Coevolution of Plants, Animals and Microbes
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Explores the evolution of interactions between species ranging from strongly antagonistic such as predator-prey interactions to strongly cooperative such as obligate mutualisms. The behavior, ecology and genetics of interacting organisms will be studied to understand their evolution. Includes two hours lecture and one three-hour lab per week. prereq: 2801, 2802, or IBS Grad student
BIOL 5777 - Plankton Biology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Explores topics in the biology of plant and animal plankton with emphasis on lake communities. Topics include biogeography, life-history, anatomy, physiology, and ecology of plankton. Basic limnology covered as relevant. Meets twice weekly for lecture and literature discussion. prereq: 2801, 2802 or WRS or IBS Grad student
BIOL 5805 - Fisheries Ecology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Lectures, readings and computer exercises relating to current issues in fisheries ecology. Computer exercises will emphasize techniques used by scientists working in the field and prepare the student for the use of quantitative research tools for independent research. Includes 2 one-hour lectures and 1 three-hour lab weekly. prereq: 2801, 2802, college-level course in statistics or WRS or IBS Grad student
BIOL 5807 - Mathematical Ecology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Development and use of mathematical models to describe ecological patterns and processes. prereq: (2801, (Math 1290 or Math 1297)) or WRS or IBS Grad student
BIOL 5808 - Landscape Ecology: Theory and Application
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Key issues in landscape ecology including scale, measuring landscape patterns, mechanisms shaping landscapes, implications of landscape patterns on plant and animal populations, communities, and ecosystems, and implementing landscape principles for natural resource management. prereq: 2801, 2802 or WRS or IBS Grad student
BIOL 5811 - Plant Autecology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Survey of environmental factors, responses to these by an individual plant. Ecological life histories. Biotic interactions. Intraspecific variation. Use of instrumentation. Emphasizes seed plants. prereq: 2801 or IBS Grad student
BIOL 5833 - Stream Ecology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Studies of stream communities and ecosystems as influenced by biological interactions and physical factors. Emphasis on North Shore streams. (2 hrs lect, 6 hrs lab and field) prereq: 2801 or WRS or IBS Grad student
BIOL 5839 - Coral Reef Field Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01396 - Biol 5839/Geol 5839
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Biological studies of the coral reef complex and associated habitats of the Caribbean. Ecology and taxonomy of associated biota. Field study on San Salvador, Bahamas; taught J-term every other year. prereq: 2801 or instructor consent or IBS Grad student
BIOL 5861 - Lake Ecology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Ecology of lakes and reservoirs. (3 hrs lect) prereq: 2801 or WRS or IBS Grad student
BIOL 5862 - Advanced Lake Ecology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Lake and laboratory approaches to evaluation of ecosystem health and experimental aquatic ecology. (1 hr lect, 4 hrs lab) prereq: 5861 (concurrent registration allowed) or WRS or IBS grad student
BIOL 5863 - Ecosystems Ecology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Survey of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, emphasizing current literature on ecosystem processes. (3 hrs lect) prereq: 2801, or WRS or IBS Grad student
BIOL 5865 - Conservation Biology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Introduction to science of species, habitat, and ecosystem conservation and management. prereq: 2801 or IBS Grad student
BIOL 5869 - Great Lakes Ecology and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
The world's great lakes account for over 60% of surface freshwater, occur from the Arctic Circle to the tropics and sustain a disproportionate share of the world's population and economic activity. Utilization has too often led to degradation and loss of biodiversity and beneficial uses. In response, a variety of management agencies attempt to protect and restore the lakes. The world's largest lakes will be surveyed to appreciate unique aspects of their ecology and the current problems that challenge management agencies. Successes and deficiencies of current management approaches will be reviewed as well as their capacity to address new global challenges such as climate change and biotic globalization. prereq: 5861 or WRS or IBS grad student
BIOL 5870 - Wetland Ecology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Hydrology, nutrient cycling, and productivity of wetland ecosystems and the adaptations and interactions of resident biota; assessment, management, conservation, restoration, and creation of wetlands. Two daylong weekend field trips required. prereq: 2801, 2802 or WRS or IBS Grad student
MATH 5233 - Mathematical Foundations of Bioinformatics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Mathematical, algorithmic, and computational foundations of common tools used in genomics and proteomics. Topics include: sequence alignment algorithms and implementations (Needleman-Wunsch, Smith-Waterman, BLAST, Clustal), scoring matrices (PAM, BLOSUM), statistics of DNA sequences (SNPs, CpG islands, isochores, satellites), and phylogenetic tree methods (UPGMA, parsimony, maximum likelihood). Other topics will be covered as time permits: RNA and protein structure prediction, microarray analysis, post-translational modification prediction, gene regulatory dynamics, and whole-genome sequencing techniques. prereq: Any two of the following: Biol 5233, Math 3355, CS 1511, Stat 3611 or instructor consent, a grade of C- or better in is required in all prerequisite courses
MDBC 5501 - Neurobiochemistry
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: Chem 3322 or Chem 4351 or instructor consent
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Current concepts on anatomical and compositional properties of brain; membranes and transport; neurotransmission; receptors and signal transduction mechanisms; energy, carbohydrate, protein, lipid, and nucleic acid metabolism; development and diseases of the central nervous system. prereq: Chem 3322 or Chem 4351 or instructor consent
MICB 5545 - Immunobiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: department consent
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
The immune system including the cells and molecules which work cooperatively to resist disease and aberrations resulting in immune disorders. prereq: department consent
MICB 5555 - Molecular Pathogenesis: Current Concepts
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Biol 2201 or equivalent, Biol 4501 or equivalent or instructor consent
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Study of current discoveries in microbial pathogenesis and the molecular techniques used in elucidating pathogenic mechanisms of viral, bacterial and parasitic agents. A survey of current literature related to human infectious disease including malignant transformation. prereq: Biol 2201 or equivalent, Biol 4501 or equivalent or instructor consent
PHSL 5601 - Physiology of Organ Systems I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: Biol 2101 or Biol 2201 or Chem 3322 or 4341 or instructor consent
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Survey of physiologic functions and interrelationships of organ systems in mammals (musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, renal, respiratory, nervous, endocrine, and reproductive). Framework for understanding physiological processes, allowing students to integrate knowledge gained at molecular level with functions of whole organism. prereq: Biol 2101 or Biol 2201 or Chem 3322 or 4341 or instructor consent
PHSL 5602 - Physiology of Organ Systems II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced study of organ system functions in context of interaction of organism with environment. prereq: 5601 or instructor consent