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BIOL  598 - Thesis Research for Biology Honors Program (1 - 3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing, an overall grade point average of 3.2, plus a minimum 3.4 GPA in Biology and supporting science courses (Chemistry, Math and Physics), consent of instructor and department chair. Selected upper division students have an opportunity to work on a research project under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit. Units can be combined with 599 with up to 4 units counted towards Biology upper division course requirements. Offered every Fall and Spring.

BIOL  599 - Thesis Writing for Biology Honors Program (1 - 2)

Prerequisite: BIOL - 598 (or corequisite), consent of instructor and department chair. Thesis writing for research completed in BIOL 598. Offered every Fall and Spring.

BIOL  600 - Graduate Seminar in Biology (1)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor. A seminar with the faculty and other graduate students for presentation and discussion of current biological literature and research endeavors. May be repeated for credit. One meeting each week. Offered intermittently.

BIOL  605 - Molecular Medicine (4)

A study of the field of pharmacogenomics, which examines the genetic influence of drug responses in humans. Four hours lecture each week. Offered every other Fall.

BIOL  610 - Genetics (4)

Basic principles of Mendelian and molecular genetics covering both prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms. Three hours lecture and one hour recitation each week. Offered every Fall and Spring.

BIOL  610 - Genetics Discussion (0)

BIOL  614 - Evolution (4)

A study of modern evolutionary theory, including processes and patterns of evolution. Four hours lecture each week.

BIOL  620 - Molecular Biology (4)

Advanced study of the molecular basis of cell function, with an emphasis on the unifying principles and approaches that define the field of molecular biology. Four hours lecture each week. Offered intermittently.

BIOL  633 - Endocrinology (3)

A study of basic endocrine function, hormonal mechanisms, endocrine disorders, and contemporary isuses in endocrinology. Four hours of lecture each week. Offered every Spring.

BIOL  634 - Endocrinology Laboratory (1)

Corequisite: BIOL - 633. One laboratory session each week.

BIOL  641 - Medical Microbiology (3)

Corequisite: BIOL - 642. An introduction to microbiology and survey of microbial pathogens, mechanisms of pathogenicity, and host responses. The emphasis is on microbes that cause disease in humans. Three hours of lecture each week. Offered every Spring.

BIOL  642 - Medical Microbiology Lab (1)

Corequisite: BIOL - 641. One laboratory session each week.

BIOL  643 - Immunology (3)

Corequisite: BIOL - 644. Introduction to humoral and cell-mediated immunity in health and disease, with a focus on cellular and molecular immunology and immunochemistry. Three hours lecture each week. Offered every Fall.

BIOL  644 - Immunology Laboratory (1)

Corequisite: BIOL - 643. Principles of immunological techniques. A survey of those techniques used widely in diagnostics and research. One laboratory session each week.

BIOL  645 - Virology (4)

Structure, replication, and genetics of viruses with emphasis on viruses that infect vertebrates and dynamics of host-virus interactions. Four hours lecture each week. Offered intermittently.

BIOL  646 - General Microbiology (3)

Corequisite: BIOL - 647. An introduction to microorganisms: structure, metabolism, and biological properties. Three hours lecture each week. Offered every Spring.

BIOL  647 - General Microbiology Lab (1)

Corequisite: BIOL - 646. One laboratory session each week.

BIOL  648 - Advanced Human Physiology (3)

Survey of the function of the tissues, organs and organ systems in the human, with an emphasis on the mechanisms involved. Three hours lecture each week. Offered Spring.

BIOL  649 - Adv Human Physiology Lab (1)

One laboratory section each week. Offered Spring. Corequisite: BIOL 648.

BIOL  650 - Envir Animal Physiology (3)

Corequisite: BIOL - 651. Principles of animal physiology and adaptive mechanisms. Three hours lecture each week. Offered intermittently.

BIOL  651 - Envir Animal Physiology Lab (1)

Corequisite: BIOL - 650. Project-oriented course with an emphasis on adaptive mechanisms and environmental toxicology. One laboratory session each week. Offered intermittently.

BIOL  654 - Endocrinology (4)

BIOL  655 - Developmental Biology (3)

BIOL  656 - Developmental Biology Lab (1)

BIOL  658 - Techniques in Light and Electron Microscopy (4)

Theory of light and electron microscope operation and preparation of biological specimens for microscopy. Offered every Fall.

BIOL  659 - Plant Physiology (4)

A study of plant growth and development, metabolism, nutrition, and response to the environment. Four hours lecture each week. Offered every Fall.

BIOL  662 - Histology (3)

Corequisite: BIOL - 663. A study of the microscopic anatomy of cells, tissues, and organs of the human body. Three hours lecture each week. Offered every Spring.

BIOL  663 - Histology Lab (1)

Corequisite: BIOL - 662. One laboratory session each week.

BIOL  664 - Techniques in Cell Biology (2)

Corequisite: BIOL - 665. Principles and practices of laboratory techniques used in cell biology. Two hours lecture each week. Offered every Fall.

BIOL  665 - Techniques in Cell Biology Lab (2)

Corequisite: BIOL - 664. Two laboratory sessions each week.

BIOL  668 - Neurobiology (4)

A study of basic neural function, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, disorders of the nervous system, and contemporary issues in neurobiology. Four hours lecture each week. Offered intermittently.

BIOL  670 - Biology of Cancer (4)

An introduction to cancer biology, including molecular mechanisms for cancer initiation and progression, cancer diagnosis and treatment, and contemporary issues related to cancer. Four hours lecture each week. Offered every Spring.

BIOL  679 - Conservation Biology (SL) (4)

A study of conservation biology, examining ecological methods for monitoring and maintaining biodiversity on the planet. Three hours lecture. Offered every Spring.

BIOL  680 - Special Topics (4)

BIOL  685 - Molecular Gen and Biotechnology (3)

Corequisite: BIOL - 686. Recombinant DNA techniques; methods of nucleic acid isolation and characterization. Two hours lecture each week. Offered every Spring.

BIOL  686 - Mol Gen and Biotechnology Labs (1)

Corequisite: BIOL - 685. Two laboratory sessions each week.

BIOL  689 - Adv Res Meth in Biotech Lab (2)

BIOL  690 - Marine Biology (2)

Corequisite: BIOL - 691. A study of the natural history of marine organisms, exclusive of protozoa and insects, with emphasis on local intertidal invertebrates and fishes. Two hours lecture each week. (May be scheduled on Saturdays.) Offered every Spring.

BIOL  691 - Marine Biology Lab (2)

Corequisite: BIOL - 690. Two laboratory sessions or field trips each week. (May be scheduled on Saturdays. Some weekend trips are required.)

BIOL  695 - Directed Reading (1 - 4)

Offered every semester.

BIOL  698 - Research in Biology (1 - 4)

Offered every semester.

BIOL  699 - Thesis Writing (1 - 4)