BIOLOGY

CRN

92139

Distribution

E/G

Course No.

BIO 101 Q course

Title

Subcellular Biology

Professor

John Ferguson

Schedule

Mon Wed 10:30 am - 12:40 pm HEG 102

Fr 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm ROSE 306

**Th 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm ROSE 306, to open only if Friday lab section fills**


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

92140

Distribution

E/G

Course No.

BIO 201

Title

Eukaryotic Genetics

Professor

Michael Tibbetts

Schedule

Wed Fr 8:30 am - 10:20 am HEG 201

Lab: Mon 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm ROSE 306


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

92141

Distribution

E/G

Course No.

BIO 303

Title

Microbiology

Professor

John Ferguson

Schedule

Tu Th 8:30 am - 10:20 am HEG 102

Lab: Tu 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm ROSE 306


An introduction to the biology of microorganisms, with emphasis on bacteria and viruses. Topics include classification, physiology, reproduction, and ecological interrelationships. Prerequisites: Biology 201, Chemistry 201-202.

CRN

92452

Distribution

E/G

Course No.

BIO 356

Title

Bioinformatics

Professor

Robert Cutler

Schedule

TBA


This course will examine the different computational methods used to search for, analyze, classify, and model DNA, RNA, and protein sequences. This includes methods that examine genome sequencing, gene expression, functional genomics, snp's and variation within populations, as well as genome wide analysis. The emphasis of this lab course will be on the use of and familiarization with tools to find and predict genetic information. These methods will then be related to the larger context of the human genome project, and the direction such research may lead biology.

Prerequisite: Biology 101 and Introduction to Computer Science, or permission of the instructor.

CRN

92746

Distribution

E/G

Course No.

BIO 307 / ENVS

Title

Ecology

Professor

William Maple

Schedule

Wed 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm HEG

(Second lecture schedule tba.)

Lab: Fr 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm HEG

Cross listed: CRES

This course is an introduction to the principles that govern the interactions of plants and animals with their physical and biotic environment. The course will stress modern concepts of community structure and development as well as the evolution and adaptation of individuals to their environment. We will have lectures, labs, and field trips.

Prerequisite: Biology 101-102, Chemistry 101-102.