4 credit hours. Plant Physiology is an integrative discipline that asks
and answers questions about plant form and function. In this course, we focus
primarily on three major aspects of plant physiology: plant water relations,
biochemistry and metabolism, and growth and development. Lectures are integrated
with a weekly lab component.
Prerequisites: BIOL 151/153 or equivalent; CHEM 112 or equivalent.
3 credit hours. This course discusses cellular functions, with a focus on
eukaryotic cells, but including a brief overview of prokaryotic cells and viruses.
Regulation of cellular metabolism is emphasized.
Prerequisites: BIOL 151/153 or equivalent; pre- or co-requisite,
CHEM 326 or equivalent.
3 credit hours. This course discusses the typical structures of the
eukaryotic cell, with a focus on how the chemical and physical properties of cellular
structures enable the functions of life to occur.
Prerequisites: BIOL 151/153 and CHEM 114 or equivalents.
4 credit hours (including BIOL 101L lab). One of two courses in the survey sequence intended
for those not majoring in biology. Topics presented include basic principles of Mendelian and modern genetics,
cell and molecular biology, and physiological mechanisms in plants and animals. Lecture plus lab component.
Course prerequisite: none. Course co-requisite: BIOL 101L. Total of 4 credit hours: 3 for BIOL 101 and 1 for BIOL 101L.
1 credit hour. This course serves as a capstone course for the Biology major.
Students use recent literature to prepare and present a short biology seminar.
Students write a formal abstract of their presentation to facilitate class
discussion on the topic.
Prerequisite: 20 credit hours in Biology.