Graduate Catalog 2019-2021

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BIOL 6000 Intro to Scientific Research

(3-0-3) A practical guide to scientific research with emphasis on principles, techniques and procedures. Includes the choice and statement of the research problems, experimental design, sampling and analysis techniques, scientific illustration, and methods of reporting the results of research.

3

BIOL 6120 Environ Fate of BIOL/CHEM Cont

(4-0-4) This course will provide in-depth understanding of toxicology as it is related to the environment and biological systems including humans. Students taking course will develop critical thinking, writing, and presentation skills while focusing on topics in environmental toxicology.

4

BIOL 6130 Air & Water Microbiology

(2-3-4) Prerequisite: BIOL 2180 or BIOL 4180. The main focus will be on evaluating water quality and indoor air quality from a microbial stand point. Train students on how to perform EPA approved methods for quantifying on the detection of bacteria and algae in aquatic systems. Current methods used in microbial sourse tracking including PCR, DNA hybridization, and qPCR will be covered. This course is repeatable for credit. Additional laboratory fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

4

BIOL 6140 Advanced Microbial Ecology

(2-3-4) Prerequisite: BIOL 4180 or BIOL 4220. An exploration of the extent of biodiversity in the microbial world and the functions of microorganisms in the global ecosystem. An emphasis will be placed on the detection of bacteria in the environment using traditional and molecular techniques.Additional laboratory fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

4

BIOL 6210 Selected Topics in Vert Physio

(3-2-4) An in-depth study of selected areas of vertebrate physiology. Various advanced physiological techniques and small mammal surgery may be employed in thelaboratory. Additional laboratory fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

4

BIOL 6220 Molecular Bio Informatics

(4-0-4) Prerequisites: none. BIOL 5195 Molecular Biology is recommended. Survey of the information theory, methods and software used to analyze and acquire the digital data from the genetic and genomic study of biological macromolecules. Problem-solving based laboratories examine the breadth and capabilities of molecular bioinformatics analysis. Additional laboratory fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

4

BIOL 6230 Select Topics Cellular Biol

(3-0-3) Prerequisite: General college courses in "genetics" in "cellular and molecular physiology. Course will focus on two selected topics in cellular or molecular biology that are the current subject of intense research. Through a combination of instructor-lead lecture and discussion as well as student presentation of key literature, the current models and investigations into the selected cellular or molecular processes will be explored.

3

BIOL 6400 Advanced Plant Systematics

(2-4-4) In-depth study of selected vascular plant families with discussions of their classification and evolutionary relationships. Additional laboratory fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

4

BIOL 6700 Evolutionary Mechanisms

(3-0-3) An advanced study of the processes of organic evolution based on current literature in the subject.

3

BIOL 6750 Speciation

(3-0-3) Prerequisite: BIOL 3700. A study of the advances in our understanding of speciation. Students will read, discuss, and give presentations on species concepts, how species diversify, and the origin of species.

3

BIOL 6760 Antibio Resist & Pathogenicity

(4-0-4) Prerequisites: CHEM 1211, and BIOL 2800 or BIOL 3200. This course will provide in-depth understanding of microbiology as it is related to the environment and biological systems including humans. The course is designed to develop analytical writing and presentation skills, and to apply them to topics in environmental microbiology.

4

BIOL 6940 Independent Study

(VAR 1-4) Independent work arranged by the instructor according to the individual student’s preparation, background, and needs. This course is repeatable for credit.

1-4

BIOL 6950 Special Topics

(VAR 1-6) Consideration of topics in which courses are not offered otherwise, but for which there is current need. Subject matter varies.

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BIOL 6960 Internship

(VAR 1-15) An individually designed off-campus course involving study, research and/or work in a science position. This course is repeatable for credit.

1-15

BIOL 6970 Thesis

(VAR 1-6) Individual independent research on a directed thesis project. This course is repeatable for credit.

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