Coursework

 

BBIO 101 - 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.

BBIO 102 - BIOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES II (4). (Prerequisite: grade of C or better in BBIO 101, BBIO 101L) Introductory survey of plant and animal systems, principles of development, physiology, reproduction and ecology. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours per week.

BBIO 110 - GENERAL BIOLOGY (4). Basic biological concepts and issues for non-biology majors. Credit may not be given for both this course and BBIO 120. Three lecture, two laboratory hours per week.

BBIO 120 - HUMAN BIOLOGY (3). Fundamental principles of human biology. Credit may not be given for both BBIO 110 and BBIO 120. Three lecture hours per week. Not for major credit.

BBIO 120L - LABORATORY IN HUMAN BIOLOGY (1). (Prerequisite or Co-requisite: BBIO 120) Exercises dealing with basic concepts of human biology. Not for major credit.

BBIO 200 - 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.

BBIO 200L - PLANT SCIENCE LABORATORY (1). (Prerequisite or Co-requisite: BBIO 200) Laboratory exercises, demonstrations and audiovisual supplements to BBIO 200. Two hours per week. Not for major credit.

BBIO 230 - MICROBIOLOGY (4). (Prerequisite: college-level biology and chemistry; Co-requisite: BBIO 230L) 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.

BBIO 232 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.

BBIO 234 HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY (4). (Prerequisite: BCHM 109)  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.

BBIO 243 - HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (4). (Prerequisite: 1 year of high school (or higher) biology or chemistry with laboratory with a grade of B or better and BMTH 111L or placement into BMTH 111 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.

BBIO 244  -  HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II (4). (Prerequisite: BBIO 243; Pre- or Co-requisite: BCHM 109 or BCHM 102) 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.

BBIO 270 - INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY (3). Basic ecological principles and the impacts of human population growth and technology. Not for major credit.

BBIO 270L - INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY LABORATORY (1). (Prerequisite or Co-requisite: BBIO 270) Demonstrations, data analyses, discussions and films relating to human ecology, resource use and environmental impact. Two hours per week. Not for major credit.

BBIO 271 – APPLIED ENVIROMENTAL 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.

BBIO 295 – DIRECTED STUDIES IN BIOLOGY (1-4). (Prerequisite: BBIO 101) 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.

BBIO  301 - ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION (3). (Prerequisite: BBIO 102) Concepts of evolution, populations and population interactions; communities and ecosystems. Three lecture hours per week.

BBIO 301L - ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION LABORATORY (1). (Prerequisite or Co-requisite: BBIO 301) Experiments, exercises and demonstrations. Three hours per week.

BBIO 302 - CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (3). (Prerequisite: BBIO 102; Prerequisite or Co-requisite: BCHM 333) 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.

BBIO 302L - CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY (1). (Prerequisite or Co-requisite: BBIO 302) Experiments, exercises and demonstrations. Three lab hours per week.

BBIO 303 - FUNDAMENTAL GENETICS (3). (Prerequisite: BBIO 102) Basic principles of transmission and molecular genetics; quantitative inheritance; recombination; biochemical aspects of gene function and regulation; developmental genetics and population genetics. Three lecture hours per week.

BBIO 395 – ADVANCED DIRECTED STUDIES IN BIOLOGY (1-4). (Prerequisite: One course from BBIO 301, 302 OR 303) 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 BBIO 301, 302, or 303 with a grade of C or better may a student enroll in 399+ level courses.

BBIO 399 - INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-6). Contract approval by instructor, advisor, Department Chair and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs is required.

BBIO 405 - DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY I (3). (Prerequisite or Co-requisite: BBIO 302) 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.

BBIO 405L - DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY I LABORATORY (1). (Co-requisite: BBIO 405) Descriptive and experimental exercises related to embryology. One three-hour laboratory per week.

BBIO 410 - INVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY (4). (Prerequisite: BBIO 301) Phylogenetic and comparative aspects of anatomy, physiology, reproduction and embryology of the invertebrates. Three lecture and one three-hour laboratory per week.

BBIO 411 BIOLOGY OF MARINE ORGANISMS (4). (Prerequisite: BBIO 101, BBIO 102) 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.

BBIO 425 MARINE PLANTS (4). (Prerequisite: BBIO 301) 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.

BBIO 430 - HISTOLOGY (4). (Prerequisite: BBIO 302) 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.

BBIO 430 - HISTOLOGY (4). (Prerequisite: BBIO 302) 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.

BBIO 431 - BACTERIOLOGY (3). (Prerequisite: BBIO 302; Co-requisite: BBIO 431L) 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.

BBIO 431 L - BACTERIOLOGY LABORATORY (1). (Co-requisite: BBIO 431) Three laboratory hours per week.

BBIO 435 - NEUROBIOLOGY (3). (Prerequisite: BBIO 302 and permission of instructor) Descriptive and experimental aspects of the neural basis of behavior, emphasizing cellular and molecular mechanisms. Three lecture hours per week.

BBIO 435L - NEUROBIOLOGY LABORATORY (1). (Prerequisite: BBIO 302 and permission of instructor) Descriptive and experimental aspects of the neural basis of behavior, emphasizing cellular and molecular mechanisms. One 3-hour laboratory per week.

BBIO 436 - ICHTHYOLOGY (4). (Prerequisite: BBIO 301 or consent of instructor) Phylogeny, morphology, behavior, and ecology of fishes. Three lecture and three laboratory hours per week. Several field trips are required.

BBIO 441- PRINCIPLES OF BIOCHEMISTRY (3). {§BCHM 450}  (Prerequisite: BCHM 334) A survey of fundamentals of biochemistry.

BBIO 441L - PRINCIPLES OF BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY (1). {§BCHM 450L}  (Prerequisite or Co-requisite: BBIO 441) Three laboratory hours per week.

BBIO 451 FORENSIC TECHNIQUES AND DATA ANALYSIS (3). (Prerequisite: BBIO 303, BCHM 111 and BCHM 112) Current application of forensic data collection, analysis and interpretation in the legal process. Three lecture hours per week.

BBIO 460 - GENERAL PHYSIOLOGY (3). (Prerequisite: BBIO 302) Functional mechanisms of vertebrate organ systems. Three lecture hours per week.

BBIO 460L - GENERAL PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY (1). (Prerequisite or Co-requisite: BBIO 460) Experiments on vertebrate organ system functions using different animal models. One four-hour laboratory per week.

BBIO 470 - PRINCIPLES OF ECOLOGY (3). (Prerequisite: BBIO 301) Interactions of organisms and the environment; ecosystem structure and functions. Three lecture hours per week.

BBIO 470L - PRINCIPLES OF ECOLOGY LABORATORY (1). (Prerequisite or Co-requisite: BBIO 470) Three hours per week.

BBIO 471 CONSERVATION BIOLOGY (4). (Prerequisite: BBIO 301 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.

BBIO 475 - MARINE ECOLOGY (3). (Prerequisite: BCHM 111 and BBIO 301) Structure, dynamics and interactions between populations and communities in marine ecosystems. Three lecture hours per week.

BBIO 475L - MARINE ECOLOGY LABORATORY (1). (Prerequisite or Co-requisite: BBIO 475) Laboratory and field exercises in coastal environments.

BBIO 478 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.

BBIO 480 MOLECULAR MARINE ECOLOGY (3). (Prerequisite: BBIO 301 and BBIO 303) 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.

BBIO 498 - BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH: AN INTRODUCTION (4). (Prerequisite: one 300-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.

BBIO 499 - 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