CRN

90152

Course No.

BIO 101

Title

Subcellular Biology

Professor

Michael Tibbetts

Schedule

Wed Fr 1:30 pm -3:30 pm HEG 102

LAB: Th 1:30 pm -5:00 pm

Distribution

E/G Q Course

An introduction to molecular and cellular biology primarily for those who intend to continue in biology, but open to interested non-science majors as well. Topics covered include biochemistry, microbiology, cytology, genetics, and immunology. Those students majoring in biology are strongly encouraged to enroll in Chemistry 101 concurrently.

CRN

90153

Course No.

BIO 102

Title

Organismal Biology

Professor

Carolyn Miller

Schedule

Tu Th 1:30 pm -4:30 pm HEG 308

Distribution

E/G Q Course

An introduction to organismal biology and ecology primarily for those who intend to continue in biology, but also open to interested students not majoring in science. Topics include population genetics, evolution, vertebrate embryology and anatomy, and animal phylogeny, taxonomy, and ecology. Biology 102 may be taken before Biology 101, if necessary. Students majoring in biology are strongly encouraged to enroll in Chemistry 102 concurrently.

CRN

90154

Course No.

BIO 201

Title

Eukaryotic Genetics

Professor

Michael Tibbetts

Schedule

Tu Th 8:30 am - 10:20 am HEG 106

LAB: Tues 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Distribution

E/G

A consideration of biological inheritance in eukaryotes (cells with membrane-bound nuclei). Topics include chromosome structure and abnormalities, mitosis, Mendelian genetics, genetic recombination and mapping, extranuclear genetic systems, control of gene expression, human genetics, and population genetics. Laboratory work will deal with the above topics as they pertain to plant, animal, and fungal material.

Prerequisites: High School Biology and Chemistry

CRN

90155

Course No.

BIO 202

Title

Botany

Professor

William Maple

Schedule

Wed Fr 1:30 pm -2:50 pm HEG 201

LAB: Fr 3:00 pm -6:00 pm .

Distribution

E/G

This course will consist of lectures and labs with frequent field trips. The first part of the course will survey the plant kingdom and focus on anatomy, histology, and physiology with an emphasis on form, function, and adaptation. The last third of the semester will cover local flora, taxonomy, and plant ecology.

CRN

90390

Course No.

BIO 301

Title

Biochemistry

Professor

Eudean Shaw

Schedule

Tu Th 8:30 am - 10:30 am HEG 300

LAB: Wed 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Distribution

E/G

An introduction to general biochemistry, including the structure and properties of essential cell constituents, bioenergetics, the nature and properties of enzymes, major pathways, and biochemical control mechanisms.

Prerequisites: Biology 101, Chemistry 201-202

CRN

90391

Course No.

BIO 412

Title

Molecular Evolution

Professor

Robert Cutler

Schedule

By arrangement

Distribution

E/G

This four credit lecture/lab examines the apparent evolution of nucleotide (and amino acid) sequences in biology and the extent to which species phylogeny can be reliably reconstructed from such sequences. Students learn how to retrieve sequences from computerized databanks, align them, and construct phylogenic trees by parsimony analysis. The course concludes with a project in which the students perform these manipulations on sets of sequences of their own choosing.