BIO 101 1 General Biology I

Section 1 Syllabus(Fall 1996)

Professor: J. Ferguson

CRN: 91714 Distribution: E/G/Q

Time: Tue F 10:30 am ­ 12:30 pm HEG 102

Lab 1:20 pm - 4:40 pm ROSE 306

BIO 101 2 General Biology I

Professor: M. Tibbetts

CRN: 91715 Distribution: E/G/Q

Time: W F 10:30 am ­ 12:30 pm HEG 106

Lab 1:20 pm - 4:40 pm ROSE 306

An introduction to molecular and cellular biology primarily for those who intend to continue in biology, but open to interested non­science 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.

BIO 201 Eukaryotic Genetics

Professor: M. Tibbetts

CRN: 91716 Distribution: E/G

Time:M Th 10:30 am ­ 12:30 pm HEG 201

(Lab) M 1:20 pm ­ 5:00 pm ROSE 306

A consideration of biological inheritance in eukaryotes (cells with membrane­bound 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: Biology 101­102, Chemistry 101­102.

BIO 202 Botany

Professor: W. Maple

CRN: 91717 Distribution: E/G

Time: Tu W F 9:00 am ­ 10:20 am HEG 201

(Lab) W 10:30 am ­ 12:30 pm HEG 350

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.

Prerequisites: Biology 101­102, Chemistry 101­102, or permission of the instructor.

BIO 303 Microbiology

Professor: J. Ferguson

CRN: 91718 Distribution: n/a

Time: M Th 8:30 am ­ 10:20 am HEG 201

(Lab) Tue 1:30 pm ­ 4:00 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 201­202. Course syllabus.

BIO 407 Diabetes Mellitus

Professor: J. Ferguson

CRN: 91927 Distribution: E/G

Time: Tue 7:00 pm ­ 9:00 pm HEG 201

Two credit senior seminar. The seminar considers the biochemistry, genetics, cell biology, and physiology of a well known disease. Readings will be largely in the primary literature, ranging from works by Arataeus the Cappadocian (A.D. 200), William Prout (1840), and Claude Bernard (1877) through descriptions of the latest developments in the field. The course is designed to provide a historical perspective on the development of current notions of the disease and to provide an opportunity for seniors to apply their knowledge of many subdisciplines of biology to a single problem. Prerequisites: extensive course work in molecular biology, cellular, and organismal biology; senior status; permission of the instructor. Course syllabus.

NSCI 205 Introduction to Environmental Science

Professor: W. Maple

CRN: 91739 Distribution: E/Q

Time: Tue Th 1:20 pm ­ 3:00 pm HEG 201

Lab: W 1:20 pm ­ 3:30 pm HEG 350

The course is designed for the non­science major interested in ecology and in contemporary environmental issues. It is intended to introduce the student to quantitative thinking and to the way scientists do business. The course will focus on the following: basic principles of ecology (energy flow, nutrient cycling, organism interactions); hypothesis making and testing; data gathering and analysis; the complexity of environmental problems (political, social, economic, geographical, etc.). The course will be conducted in a lecture­discussion format based on text or essay readings and might include short oral presentations of library, community, laboratory, or field research projects by the participants. There will be weekly lab or field exercises. Requirements in the course will include exams, lab reports, one term paper, and an oral report. Prerequisite: sophomore status or higher; permission of the instructor.