Biology (BIO)

BIO 410 Professional Values in Science. (2–3) A
Considers issues related to values in science such as collaboration, finances, legal issues, media, mentoring, ownership of ideas, scientific integrity. Discussion, student projects. Cross-listed as HPS 410.

BIO 415 Biometry. (4) F
Statistical methods applied to biological problems, design of experiments, estimation, significance, analysis of variance, regression, correlation, chi square, and bioassay; the use of computers. Does not satisfy laboratory requirements for the liberal arts general studies program. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. Prerequisite: MAT 210 or equivalent. General Studies: N2.

BIO 420 Computer Applications in Biology. (3) F
Computer analysis techniques in biology, emphasizing data entry, management and analysis, and graphic portrayal. Employs mainframe and microcomputers. Prerequisites: BIO 182 and MAT 117 and 118 orinstructor approval. General Studies: N3.

BIO 426 Limnology. (4) S
Structure and function of aquatic ecosystems, with emphasis on freshwater lakes and streams. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab or field trip. Prerequisite: BIO 320 or instructor approval. General Studies: L2.

BIO 428 Biogeography. (3) F
Environmental and historical processes determining distributional patterns of animals and plants, emphasizing terrestrial life. Prerequisites: BIO 182 or equivalent; junior standing. General Studies: L2.

BIO 430 Advanced Developmental Biology. (3) S
Current concepts and experimental methods involving differentiation and biosynthetic activities of cells and organisms, with examples from microorganisms, plants, and animals. Prerequisite: ZOL 330.

BIO 441 Cytogenetics. (3) F '97
Chromosomal basis of inheritance. Prerequisite: BIO 340.

BIO 442 Cytogenetics Laboratory. (2) F '97
Microscopic analysis of meiosis, mitosis, and aberrant cell division. 6 hours lab. Pre- or corequisite: BIO 441.

BIO 45 Organic Evolution. (3) F
Processes of adaptive change and speciation in sexual populations. Prerequisite: BIO 340 or ZOL 241.

BIO 464 Photobiology. (3) F '96
Principles underlying the effects of light on growth, development, and behavior of plants, animals, and microorganisms. Prerequisites: CHM 231 or 331; 12 hours of courses in life sciences.

BIO 480 Methods of Teaching Biology. (3) S
Methods of instruction, experimentation, organization, and presentation of appropriate content in biology. Prerequisite: 20 hours in the biological sciences.

BIO 512 Transmission Electron Microscopy. (3) F
Theory, use, and methods of preparing biological materials for transmission electron microscopy. Materials fee. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

BIO 515 Scanning Electron Microscopy. (3) S
Theory, use, and methods of preparing biological materials for scanning electron microscopy. Materials fee. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

BIO 520 Biology of the Desert. (2) N
Factors affecting plant and animal life in the desert regions and adaptations of the organisms to these factors. Prerequisite: 10 hours of biological sciences or instructor approval.

BIO 524 Ecosystems. (3) F '97
Structure and function of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, with emphasis on productivity, energetics, biogeochemical cycling, and systems integration. Prerequisite: BIO 320 or equivalent.

BIO 526 Quantitative Ecology. (3) N
Sampling strategies, spatial pattern analysis, species diversity, classification, and applications of multivariate techniques to ecology. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. Prerequisites: BIO 415 or equivalent; a course in ecology.

BIO 529 Advanced Limnology. (3) N
Recent literature, developments, methods, and limnological theory; field and lab application to some particular topic in limnology. Prerequisite: BIO 426.

BIO 532 Advanced Cell Biology. (3) S
Applications of contemporary electron microscopic and biochemical/molecular techniques for studying eukaryotic cell functions. Mechanisms of intracellular protein trafficking. Prerequisites: BIO 332 or BOT 360 or ZOL 360 or equivalent; CHM 231 or 331 or equivalent.

BIO 535 Biomembranes. (3) N
Structure and function of biological membranes, emphasizing synthesis, fluidity, exocytosis, endocytosis, and cell responses to hormones and neurotransmitters. Prerequisites: BIO 332 or equivalent; CHM 231 or 331 or equivalent.

BIO 543 Molecular Genetics. (3) F
Nature and function of the gene; emphasis on the molecular basis of inheritance and gene expression in procaryotes and eucaryotes. Prerequisites: BIO 340; a course in organic chemistry.

Omnibus Graduate Courses: See omnibus graduate courses that may be offered.

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