BIO 101 A Subcellular Biology

Professor: J. Ferguson

CRN: 92318

Distribution: E/G/Q

Time: W F 1:20 pm - 3:30 pm HEG 102

BIO 101 B Subcellular Biology

Professor: M. Tibbetts

CRN: 92319

Distribution: E/G/Q

Time: Tu F 10:30 am - 12:40 pm HEG 102

BIO 101 LAB Subcellular Biology

Time: Lab A: Th 1:20 pm - 4:40 pm ROSE 305
Lab B: Fr 1:20 pm - 4:40 pm ROSE 305

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.

BIO 103 Biomedical Discussion Group

Professor: J. Ferguson/M. Tibbetts

CRN: 92320

Distribution: none

Time: Tu 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm HEG 201

2 CREDITS. This discussion group is an optional supplement to Subcellular Biology, for students interested in biomedical topics. Topics that might be covered include specific infectious diseases, specific non-infectious diseases, cancer, and the human genome project. The particular topics discussed in a given semester will be determined in part by the interests of the students enrolled. Discussion will be led by the instructors or the students. Corequisite: Subcellular Biology and Basic Principles of Chemistry or permission of the instructors. This course will be graded Honors/Pass/Fail.This course satisfies no distribution requirements.

BIO 201 Eukaryotic Genetics

Professor: M. Tibbetts

CRN: 92322

Distribution: E/G

Time: M Th 8:30 am - 10:20 am OLIN 301
Lab: W 1:20 pm - 4:40 pm ROSE 305

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: Biology 101-102, Chemistry 101-102.

BIO 301 Biochemistry

Professor: J. Ferguson

CRN: 92321

Distribution: E/G/Q

Time: Tu F 10:30 am - 12:40 pm HEG 106
Lab: Tu 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm ROSE 305

An introduction to general biochemistry, including the structure and properties of essential cell constituents, bioenergetics, nature and properties of enzymes, major metabolic pathways, and biochemical control mechanisms. Prerequisites: Biology 101 and Chemistry 201-202.

BIO 305 Ecology

Professor: W. Maple

CRN: 92323

Distribution: n/a

Time: W F 9:00 am - 10:20 am HEG 102
Tu 9:00 am - 10:20 am HEG 106
Lab: F 1:20 pm - 5:00 pm HEG 350

cross-listed: CRES 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 ecosystem and community structure and development as well as the evolution and adaptation of individuals to their environment. We will have lectures, labs, and field trips. Prerequisites: Biology 101-102, Chemistry 101-102, and permission of the instructor.

BIO 407 Diabetes Mellitus

Professor: J. Ferguson

CRN: 92324

Distribution: E

Time: W 10:30 am - 12:40 pm HEG 201

2 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.