Biology (BIO)

For courses in biology, see BIO Biology.

Zoology (ZOL)

ZOL 410 Techniques in Wildlife Conservation Biology. (3) F
Field and analytical techniques used in evaluating population structure, viability and environmental impacts. Lecture, lab. Prerequisites: BIO 217 and 320 or instructor approval. General Studies: L2.

ZOL 411 Biology and Management of Terrestrial Wildlife. (3) S
Principles, theories, and practices of managing terrestrial wildlife from habitat and population perspectives. Prerequisites: BIO 217 and 320 and ZOL 471 and 472 or instructor approval.

ZOL 413 Biology and Management of Aquatic Resources. (3) F
Principles, theories, and practices of managing aquatic resources. Prerequisites: BIO 217 and 320 and ZOL 473 or instructor approval.

ZOL 423 Population and Community Ecology. (3) N
Organization and dynamics of population and communities, emphasizing animals. Theoretical and empirical approaches. Prerequisite: BIO 320 or instructor approval.

ZOL 425 Animal Ecology. (3) N
Physiological and behavioral adaptations of individual animals to both abiotic and biotic environments. Prerequisite: BIO 320.

ZOL 433 Animal Histology. (4) S
Microscopic study of animal tissues. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. Prerequisite: BIO 182 or instructor approval.

ZOL 441 Principles of Human Genetics. (3) N
Genetics in human populations, including medical aspects. Prerequisite: BIO 340. General Studies: L2.

ZOL 454 Aquatic Insects. (3) N
Systematics and ecology of aquatic insects. Prerequisite: ZOL 354.

ZOL 465 Neurophysiology. (3) S '98
Detailed treatment of cellular and organismal neurophysiology and nervous system function. Prerequisite: ZOL 360.

ZOL 466 Neurophysiology Laboratory. (2) S '98
Intracellular and extracellular electrophysiological recording techniques, histological preparations, and dye-filling techniques. 6 hours lab. Pre- or corequisite: ZOL 465.

ZOL 470 Systematic Zoology. (3) S '97
Philosophy, theory, and practice in interpreting patterns of animal diversity, including species concepts and speciation, nomenclature and taxonomy, and evolutionary and phylogenetic classification. Prerequisites: junior standing; 18 hours in life science. General Studies: L2.

ZOL 471 Ornithology. (3) S
The biology of birds. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, weekend field trips. Prerequisite: ZOL 370 or instructor approval.

ZOL 472 Mammalogy. (4) F '96
Classification, structure, habits, ecology, and distribution of mammals, emphasizing North American forms. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab or field trip, weekend field trips. Prerequisite: ZOL 370 or instructor approval.

ZOL 473 Ichthyology. (3) S '97
Systematics and biology of recent and extinct fishes. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab or field trip, weekend field trips required. Prerequisites: ZOL 370 and 425 or instructor approval. General Studies: L2.

ZOL 474 Herpetology. (3) S '98
Systematics and biology of recent and extinct reptiles and amphibians. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab or field trip. Prerequisite: ZOL 370.

ZOL 481 Research Techniques in Animal Behavior. (3) S '98
Experimental and field studies of animal behavior; description and quantification of animal behavior and interpretation of behavior within an evolutionary framework. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours lab. Prerequisite: ZOL 280. General Studies: L2.

ZOL 495 Undergraduate Thesis. (3) F, S, SS
Guided research culminating in the preparation of an undergraduate thesis based on supervised research done in this and previous semesters. Prerequisites: At least 3 hours of BIO 310 or 499 or ZOL 499; formal conference with instructor; instructor and department chair approval.

ZOL 508 Scientific Data Presentation. (2) F
Techniques necessary for presentation of scientific data used in journal publications, grant proposals, and visual presentations. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

ZOL 515 Populations: Evolutionary Genetics. (3) F
Mathematical models in the description and analysis of the genetics of populations. Prerequisites: BIO 320 and 415 and 445 or instructor approval.

ZOL 516 Populations: Evolutionary Ecology. (3) S
Principles of population biology and community ecology within an evolutionary framework. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours recitation. Prerequisites: BIO 320, 415 (or MAT 210); ZOL 515.

ZOL 517 Techniques in Evolutionary Genetics. (4) S
Practical experience in modern techniques for the study of evolution. Lecture, lab. Prerequisites: BIO 340, 445; instructor approval.

ZOL 532 Developmental Genetics. (3) S '98
Genetic approaches to the analysis of development during the life cycle of eukaryotic organisms, and the role of genes in the unfolding of the differentiated phenotype. Prerequisite: BIO 443.

ZOL 560 Comparative Physiology. (3) S '97
The analysis of function in invertebrates and vertebrates, emphasizing evolutionary trends in physiological systems. Prerequisite: ZOL 360 or equivalent.

ZOL 566 Environmental Physiology. (3) S '98
Physiological responses and adaptations of animals to various aspects of the physical environment. Prerequisites: BIO 320; ZOL 360.

ZOL 568 Mammalian Physiology. (3) F '97
Detailed treatment of mammalian organ system functions emphasizing integrative mechanisms. Prerequisite: ZOL 360 or equivalent.

ZOL 569 Cellular Physiology. (3) F '96
Emphasizing the molecular basis for cell structure and function. Prerequisites: ZOL 360; organic chemistry.

ZOL 591 Seminar. (1–3) F, S
Topics such as the following are offered:
(a) Adaptations
(b) Behavior
(c) Cell Biology
(d) Ecology
(e) Evolution
(f) Genetic Engineering
(g) Genetics
(h) Physiology
May be repeated for credit.

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

1996–98 Graduate Catalog Table of Contents

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