Coursework

 

BIOL B101 - BIOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES I (4).
Introductory survey of cell structure and function, genetics and evolution. For biology majors,
premed students and others needing a prerequisite in biological sciences. Three lecture hours
and three laboratory hours per week.


BIOL B102 - BIOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES II (4).
(Prerequisite: grade of C or better in BIOL B101) Introductory survey of plant and animal systems,
principles of development, physiology, reproduction and ecology. Three lecture hours and three
laboratory hours per week.


BIOL B110 - GENERAL BIOLOGY (4).
Basic biological concepts and issues for non‐biology majors. Three lecture, two laboratory hours
per week.


BIOL B120 - HUMAN BIOLOGY (3).
Fundamental principles of human biology. Three lecture hours per week. Not for major credit.


BIOL B120L - HUMAN BIOLOGY LABORATORY (1).
(Prerequisite or Co-requisite: BIOL B120) Exercises dealing with basic concepts of human biology.
Not for major credit.


BIOL B200 - PLANT SCIENCE (3).
An introduction to plant science for the non-major. This course does not carry major credit and is
not designed as a prerequisite for other biology courses. Plant development, physiology, genetics,
evolution and ecology will be considered.  Three lecture hours per week.


BIOL B200L - PLANT SCIENCE LABORATORY (1).
(Prerequisite or Co-requisite: BIOL B200) Laboratory exercises, demonstrations and audiovisual
supplements to BIOL B200. Two hours per week. Not for major credit.


BIOL B230 - MICROBIOLOGY (4).
(Prerequisite: college-level biology) An introduction to bacteria and viruses, emphasizing structure,
metabolism and pathogenesis. Discussion of infectious diseases, antigen-antibody relationships
and anti-microbial agents in chemotherapy. Not available for biology major credit. Three lecture
and three laboratory hours per week.


BIOL B232 – ANATOMY (4).
Functional anatomy of the human body and its relation to disease processes. Not for biology major
credit. Three lecture and three laboratory hours per week.


BIOL B234 – HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY (4).
(Prerequisite: CHEM B109) Physiology of the human body, including Nervous, sensory, endocrine,
muscle, circulatory, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. Not available
for biology majors' credit. 3 lecture and 2 laboratory hours.


BIOL B243 - HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (4).
(Prerequisites: 1 year of high school (or higher) biology or chemistry with laboratory with a grade of
B or better and placement into MATH B111 or higher.) Functional anatomy and physiology of the
human body, including the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. Not available
for biology major credit. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours per week.


BIOL B244 - HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II (4).
(Pre- or Co-requisite: CHEM B109 or CHEM B102) Functional anatomy and physiology of the human
body, including the cardiovascular, endocrine, excretory, reproductive, digestive and respiratory
systems. Not available for biology major credit. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours per week.


BIOL B270 - INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY (3).
Basic ecological principles and the impacts of human population growth and technology.
Not for major credit.


BIOL B270L - INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY LABORATORY (1).
(Prerequisite or Co-requisite: BIOL B270) Demonstrations, data analyses, discussions and films relating
to human ecology, resource use and environmental impact. Two hours per week. Not for major credit.


BIOL B271 – APPLIED ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (3).
Basic ecological principles on the functions and values of natural systems and how to apply those
principles to designing the built environment in concert with nature.


BIOL B295 – DIRECTED STUDIES IN BIOLOGY (1-4).
(Prerequisite: BIOL B101) Study of a topic not otherwise available to student. May involve reading
assignments, tutorial, lectures, papers, presentations, or field or laboratory study, determined in
consultation with instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 credits.


BIOL B301 - ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION (3).
(Prerequisite: BIOL B102) Concepts of evolution, populations and population interactions;
communities and ecosystems.  Three lecture hours per week.


BIOL B301L - ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION LABORATORY (1).
(Prerequisite or Co-requisite: BIOL B301) Experiments, exercises and demonstrations.
Three hours per week.


BIOL B302 - CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (3).
(Prerequisite: BIOL B102; Prerequisite or Co-requisite: CHEM B333) Principles of eukaryotic
cell structure, molecular organization and physiology. Genome organization and expression.
Cell growth, division and cell-cell interactions. Three lecture hours per week.


BIOL B302L - CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY (1).
(Prerequisite or Co-requisite: BIOL B302) Experiments, exercises and demonstrations.
Three lab hours per week.


BIOL B303 - FUNDAMENTAL GENETICS (3).
(Prerequisite: BIOL B102) Basic principles of transmission and molecular genetics; quantitative
inheritance; recombination; bio- chemical aspects of gene function and regulation; developmental
genetics and population genetics.  Three lecture hours per week.


BIOL B395 – ADVANCED DIRECTED STUDIES IN BIOLOGY (1-4).
(Prerequisite: One course from BIOL B301, B302 or B303) Study of a topic not otherwise available
to student. May involve reading assignments, tutorial, lectures, papers, presentations, or field or
laboratory study, determined in consultation with instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 credit hours.


Note: only after completing two of BIOL B301, B302, or B303 with a grade of C or better may a
student enroll in B399+ level courses.


BIOL B399 - INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-6).
Contract approval by instructor, advisor, Department Chair and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic
Affairs is required.


BIOL B405 - DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY I (3).
(Prerequisite or Co-requisite: BIOL B302) An introduction to the descriptive and experimental
embryology of animals.  Living and preserved specimens will be used to demonstrate the
basic processes of embryogenesis. Three lecture hours per week.


BIOL B405L - DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY I LABORATORY (1).
(Co-requisite: BIOL B405) Descriptive and experimental exercises related to embryology. One
three-hour laboratory per week.


BIOL B410 - INVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY (4).
(Prerequisite: BIOL B301) Phylogenetic and comparative aspects of anatomy, physiology,
reproduction and embryology of the invertebrates. Three lecture and one three-hour laboratory
per week.


BIOL B411 – BIOLOGY OF MARINE ORGANISMS (4).
(Prerequisites: BIOL B101, BIOL B102) Biological concepts emphasizing adaptation to marine
environments.  Laboratory experiments emphasize principles and techniques of marine
biological study. Three lecture and three laboratory hours per week. Scheduled field trips are
required.


BIOL B425 – MARINE PLANTS (4).
(Prerequisite: BIOL B301) Diversity, distribution, physiology, ecology, evolution, and economic
importance of marine algal, sea grass and mangrove communities. Three lecture and three
laboratory hours per week. Scheduled field trips are required.


BIOL B430 - HISTOLOGY (4).
(Prerequisite: BIOL B302) An introduction to the tissues that make up the human
body. The microscopic anatomy of tissues is examined and discussed in terms of
function and physiology.  Three lecture hours and four laboratory hours per week.


BIOL B431 - BACTERIOLOGY (3).
(Prerequisite: BIOL B302; Co-requisite: BIOL B431L) An introduction to bacteria and
viruses emphasizing ultrastructure, physiology, genetics and growth. Discussion of
public health, industrial and environmental microbiology. Three lecture hours per week.


BIOL B431L - BACTERIOLOGY LABORATORY (1).
(Co-requisite: BIOL B431) Three laboratory hours per week.


BIOL B435 - NEUROBIOLOGY (3).
(Prerequisite: BIOL B302 and consent of instructor) Descriptive and experimental aspects
of the neural basis of behavior, emphasizing cellular and molecular mechanisms.
Three lecture hours per week.


BIOL B435L - NEUROBIOLOGY LABORATORY (1).
(Prerequisite: BIOL B302 and consent of instructor) Descriptive and experimental aspects
of the neural basis of behavior, emphasizing cellular and molecular mechanisms.
One 3-hour laboratory per week.


BIOL B436 - ICHTHYOLOGY (4).
(Prerequisite: BIOL B301 or consent of instructor) Phylogeny, morphology, behavior, and
ecology of fishes. Three lecture and three laboratory hours per week. Several field trips
are required.


BIOL B441 - PRINCIPLES OF BIOCHEMISTRY (3).
{§CHEM B450} (Prerequisite: CHEM B333) A survey of fundamentals of biochemistry.


BIOL B441L - PRINCIPLES OF BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY (1).
{§CHEM B450L} (Prerequisite or Co-requisite: BIOL B441) Three laboratory hours per week.


BIOL B451 – FORENSIC TECHNIQUES AND DATA ANALYSIS (3).
(Prerequisite: BIOL B303, CHEM B111 and CHEM B112) Current application of forensic data
collection, analysis and interpretation in the legal process. Three lecture hours per week.


BIOL B460 - GENERAL PHYSIOLOGY (3).
(Prerequisite: BIOL B302) Functional mechanisms of vertebrate organ systems.
Three lecture hours per week.


BIOL B460L - GENERAL PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY (1).
(Prerequisite or Co-requisite: BIOL B460) Experiments on vertebrate organ system functions
using different animal models. One four-hour laboratory per week.


BIOL B471 – CONSERVATION BIOLOGY (4).
(Prerequisite: BIOL B301 or equivalent) Synthesis of current scientific trends in conservation
biology. Emphasis will be placed on the preservation of biological diversity as well as its evolutionary
potential. Laboratory/Seminar will review scientific literature and introduce modern molecular
techniques in conservation biology and computer simulation modeling.


BIOL B475 - MARINE ECOLOGY (3).
(Prerequisites: CHEM B111, BIOL B301) Structure, dynamics and interactions between populations
and communities in marine ecosystems. Three lecture hours per week.


BIOL B475L - MARINE ECOLOGY LABORATORY (1).
(Prerequisite or Co-requisite: BIOL B475) Laboratory and field exercises in coastal environments.


BIOL B478 – HERPETOLOGY (4).
Evolution, physiology, ecology and behavior of amphibians and reptiles. The lab portion of this
course will focus on native amphibians and reptiles and their importance in local ecosystems.


BIOL B480 – MOLECULAR MARINE ECOLOGY (3).
(Prerequisite: BIO B301 and BIOL B303) Investigation of techniques and analysis of molecular
data in marine organisms.  Hands-on experience using molecular tools to investigate population
genetic, ecological and systematic principles.


BIOL B486 – LIFE AND DEATH IN THE SALT MARSH (4).
(Prerequisite: BIOL B301 or consent of instructor) Intensive Summer May Term course teaching
field research methods, statistical design, and culminating in an independent research project
on aspects of ecological processes of Beaufort and surrounding counties. Students will spend
more than 5 hours per day in classroom/field-laboratory context planning, developing, researching
background, and carrying out their research project, approved and facilitated by course faculty.


BIOL B498 - BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH: AN INTRODUCTION (4).
(Prerequisite: one B300-level or higher biological laboratory and consent of instructor) Methodologies
of biological research with emphasis on hypothesis formation, research design and data collection
and current issues in biology.  Two lecture and six laboratory hours per week.


BIOL B499 - TOPICS IN BIOLOGY (1-3).
Current developments in biological sciences. Readings and research on selected topics. Course
content varies and will be announced in the schedule of classes.

Coursework