Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2021

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BIOL 3000 Seminar

(2-0-2) Studies in selected fields of biology and/or environmental science requiring preparation of a scientific paper or papers and at least one oral presentation by each student. Crosslisted as: ENSC 3000.

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BIOL 3010 Biological & Medical Terminol

(1-0-1) A study of Greek, Latin, and other word origins of biological and medical terms, with the aim of improving insight and confidence in mastering scientific vocabulary.

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BIOL 3050 Intro to Medical Physiology I

(3-0-3) Junior standing or permission of instructor. The study of normal medical physiology and some common dysfunctions of the human body, and ability to apply this knowledge to collaborative research and solving of clinical case studies including diagnosis, prognosis, treatment options, and social dimensions of health and disease. Covers basic cell and molecular biology and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and sensory systems.

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BIOL 3051 Intro to Medical Physiology II

(3-0-3) Junior standing or permission of instructor. A companion course to BIOL 3050 but may be taken separately or in either order. The study of normal medical physiology and some common dysfunctions of the human body, and ability to apply this knowledge to collaborative research and solving of clinical case studies including diagnosis, prognosis, treatment options, and social dimensions of health and disease. Covers the endocrine, circulatory, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, urinary, digestive and reproductive systems.

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BIOL 3200 Cellular/Molecular Physiology

(3-0-3) Prerequisite: BIOL 2100 with a grade of C or higher. The study of cells including nutrition, response to the environment, metabolism, growth and reproduction; molecular and biochemical mechanisms emphasized.

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BIOL 3400 Organismal Physiology

(3-0-3) Prerequisite: BIOL 1107 and BIOL 1107L, both with a grade of C or higher.. Basic principles of plant and animal physiology, emphasizing mechanisms common to all life forms.

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BIOL 3700 Evolution

(3-0-3) Prerequisites: BIOL 1107, BIOL 1108, and BIOL 2100, all with a grade of C or higher. This course approaches evolutionary biology as a process, illustrating the interplay between theory, observation, testing and interpretation. The student will be expected to examine and evaluate biological phenomena in light of the evolutionary processes that shaped them.

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BIOL 3750 Seminar in Medical Culture

(1-0-1) Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. This pre-medical mentorship is an examination of the history and culture of American medical practice, the science and art of being an effective physician, and societal issues in health care access and delivery. Uses books and film discussions, Internet research, collaborative learning, writing, oral presentations, structured debates, clinical case studies, and other means of inquiry and dialog. Enrollment by invitation only.

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BIOL 3800 GI Science Tech-Landscape Ecol

(2-4-4) Prerequisites: BIOL 2800 or permission of instructor. An introduction to the principles of landscape ecology, emphasizing how spatial heterogeneity and human activities influence ecological systems and the use of geographic Information Science techniques to analyze ecological patterns at the landscape level. Additional laboratory fee required; see semester schedule for amount. Crosslisted as: ENSC 3800.

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BIOL 3810 Introduction to Botany

(3-2-4) Prerequisites: BIOL 1107 and BIOL 1108. An introduction to the principles of botany, including the biology of the plant cell, plant structure and function, concepts in plant physiology and the life history and evolution of major plant groups.

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BIOL 3999 Undergraduate Research

(VAR 0-4) Prerequisite: Approval of Instructor. Individual or small group research project in the area of the instructor's expertise. This course is repeatable for credit.

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