BIO-201 Molecules to Cells3
This is the first course in a three semester sequence for Biology majors. Course topics will cover fundamental concepts including biomolecule structure and function, energy metabolism (respiration and photosynthesis), the biology of inheritance, and gene structure, function, and expression. Focus on frontier areas of biology with an emphasis on molecular and cellular processes. Examples may include human genetics, bioinformatics, or cancer biology. Emphasis on scientific problem-solving, including collection, analysis, and interpretation of biological data. Readings, lectures, discussions, lab activities, and computer simulations. This course is designed for students who plan to take further coursework in biology or related disciplines.
BIO-201L Molecules to Cells1
This is the laboratory course for BIO-201.
BIO-202 Organismal Biology3
This is the second course in a three semester sequence for Biology majors. The course examines reproduction, development, anatomy, and physiology of higher animals and plants, including trends in the evolution of plants.
BIO-202L Organismal Biology Laboratory1
This is the laboratory course for BIO-202.
BIO-203 Ecology, Evolution & Diversity3
Prerequisites: BIO-202 and MAT-112 or MAT-212
This is the third course in a three semester sequence for Biology majors. Examines the ecology, evolution, and diversity of life. Topics to be covered include population ecology, population genetics, evolution, phylogeny and classification, and a survey of the Animal Kingdom—including trends in animal evolution.
BIO-203L Ecology, Evolution & Diversity Laboratory1
This is the laboratory course for BIO-203. Includes discussion, field study, and laboratory experience
BIO-260 Diversity of Life1
A survey of major taxonomic groups of organisms with an emphasis on biological classification, phylogeny reconstruction, biological diversity, and comparative morphology. Readings, lectures, discussions, and lab activities.
BIO-260L Diversity of Life Laboratory1
This is the laboratory course for BIO-260.
BIO-294 Independent Study1
Library research in biology. Critical review of literature pertaining to a problem or specialized topic in biology culminating in a paper written according to department guide lines. See independent study guidelines.