BIO 102 General Biology II

Professor: W. Maple

CRN: 11441

Distribution: E/G

Time: Tu F 10:30 am - 12:30 pm HEG 102
Lab A: Th 1:20 pm - 4:30 pm ROSE 306
Lab B: F 1:20 pm - 4:30 pm ROSE 306

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.


BIO 204 General Physiology

Professor: J. Wolfson

CRN: 11442

Distribution: E/G

Time: M Th 10:30 am - 12:30 pm ROSE 108
Lab: M 1:30 pm - 4:40 pm ROSE 306

A study of the basic life functions of animals. The focus of the course is the relationship between the physical and chemical functions of various organs and organ systems to overall homeostasis. Specific examples are drawn predominantly from human physioloigical systems. Anatomy is not emphasized. Prerequisites: Biology 101-102. Chemistry 101-102. Chemistry 201-202 recommended.


BIO 306 Vertebrate Zoology

Professor: W. Maple

CRN: 11443

Distribution: E/G

Time: W 10:30 am - 12:30 pm HEG 102
Th 9:00 am - 10:20 am HEG 102
Lab: W 1:20 pm - 4:00 pm HEG 350

The course will survey the natural history, evolution, and ecology of the vertebrates native to the Hudson Valley region. Lab sessions will be used for identification, taxonomy, and study techniques, with as much work as possible done in the field. Occasionally, evening or weekend classes will be required. Prerequisites: Biology 101-102, Upper College standing, and permission of the instructor; Biology 305 recommended.


BIO 403 Developmental Genetics

Professor: M. Tibbetts

CRN: 11444

Distribution: E

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

This seminar will explore the current state of an area in cell and molecular biology. In a given semester we might look at the field of developmental genetics, human genetics and the human genome project, or immunology. The course will consist of periodic lectures to introduce a topic within the area that semester focuses on, followed by student presentations of the current literature on that topic. Prerequisites: Biology 304 or Biology 406.


BIO 404 Prokaryotic & Viral Genetics

Professor: J. Ferguson

CRN: 11445

Distribution: E

Time: M W 8:30 am - 10:20 am HEG 106
Lab: W 10:30 am - 4:00 pm ROSE 306

A consideration of biological inheritance in prokaryotes (bacteria) and their viruses (bacteriophage). Topics include the genetics of mutagenesis, repair and recombination, transformation, plasmids, conjugation, intemperate phages, temperate phages, transduction, gene regulation, restriction endonucleases, and gene splicing. Lectures will alternate with student presentations of classic papers in chronological order. Laboratory work will provide practical experience in the topics covered. Prerequisites: Biology 201, Biology 303, and Chemistry 201-202.


BIO 406 Cell Biology

Professor: M. Tibbetts

CRN: 11446

Distribution: E

Time: Tu F 8:30 am - 10:20 am HEG 201
Lab: Tu 1:20 pm - 4:40 pm ROSE 306

This course will explore molecular aspects of cellular function at an advanced level. Topics will include the structure and function of the cell membrane, cytoskeleton, and cell organelles. Techniques used in the study of modern cell biology will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on current litarature in the field. Prerequisites: Biology 201, Chemistry 201-202.


BIO 308 Seminar in Biological Research

Professor: Staff

CRN: 11447

Distribution: E

Time: W 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm HEG 102

See description for BIO 408


BIO 408 Seminar in Biological Research

Professor: Staff

CRN: 11448

Distribution: E

Time: W 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm HEG 102

Juniors and seniors concentrating in biology are strongly urged to take this two-credit course. Each senior enrolled in the course will present his or her senior research in progress or significant material from the current literature at one session. Juniors will each present an interesting paper of their choice from the literature. The purpose of the seminar will be to enhance communication among the seniors about their research and to allow the juniors to become familiar with both the biological literature and the research going on in the department. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.