Course Offering(s)

Biology     61

 

RT Continuing Registration

This course serves as a placeholder (in lieu of full or part-time registration) for Radiologic Science majors who have completed all required University-based courses for the Associate's and Bachelor's degree by the end of the Fall semester prior to their beginning study at hospital-based school of radiography. Enrollment in this course provides continuing registration, substitutes for a Spring Leave of Absence, and avoids re-application when the hospital program is begun the very next Fall. Pass/Fail Spring only. May not be repeated.

 

 

Biology    104

 

Ecosphere in Crisis (NS)(XL)

Treats humans as biological organisms that interact with the living and nonliving world.  Emphasis is given to how humans affect, and are affected by, their environment.  Topics covered include basic ecology, global change, renewable and nonrenewable energy sources, air and water quality, and biological diversity.  Special course fees will be charged to cover the cost of transportation during local field trips. Special fees may apply. (3+3) (Fall/Spring)

 

 

Biology    105

 

Biological Concepts - Unity (NS)(XL)

An introduction to the biological sciences. Addresses phenomena common to a diversity of life forms. Biological organization, cell biology, processing energy, genetics, evolution. (3+2) (Fall/Spring) Special fees may apply.

 

 

Biology    106

 

Biological Concepts - Diversity (NS)(XL)

A non-majors course examining the diversity of life on Earth, including bacteria, protists, fungi, plants, and animals.  A central theme in the class is evolution as a process driving diversity.  Emphasis is placed on how these organisms impact humans, and the role of humans in the ecosystem.  A section on human biology is included.  Laboratory exercises involve observation of specimens to illustrate in this diversity. Prerequisite: Biology 105. (3+2) (Fall/Spring) Special fees may apply.

 

 

Biology    108

 

Honors: Concepts in Biology - Unity (NS)(XL)

An introduction to molecular, cellular and ecological aspects of biology, and how they relate to current societal issues.  Emphasis on scientific method, fundamental cellular processes, and formation and maintenance of biological populations. This course is designed for students who have had experience in biology and chemistry in high school.  Majors and non-majors welcome.  Prerequisites: Enrolled in good standing with The Honors College with prior or concurrent enrollment in HNRS 175.  Students cannot earn credit in both an honors course and a non-honors course of the same title. Special fees may apply. (3+1+3) (Fall)

 

 

Biology    113

 

Environmental Health Orientation

This is an introductory course to the field of Environmental Health that addresses foundation areas of this science. The topics addressed in this course are to expand the students' understanding of aspects of risk (e.g. assessment, communication, analysis and management) through introductions to air quality, food protection, occupational health, vectorborne disease, and water quality. This course also will examine current topics relevant to environmental health, employment opportunities, and the roles and responsibilities of environmental health professionals (Registered Sanitarians) in society. Students are encouraged to take this course as early as possible in their academic programs. Students with 90 or more credits must obtain department consent to enroll. (Spring)

 

 

Biology    117

 

The Right and Wrong of Healthcare Science (XS)(SS)

The average American trusts that ethical scientific reasoning is faithfully applied during the cradle-to-grave, life -or-death decision making of health care. Yet critics complain that "bad science" (BS) all too often betrays that trust, wasting money and risking lives. It takes years for doctors to learn their craft, so what can the average American possibly do? A lot, as it turns out. This class helps you develop your own critical thinking "BS meter" by examining claims about dietary supplements, alternative medicine, prescription drugs, and more. These claims affect communities ranging from doctor and patient, to surgical team, to global modern medicine; so you'll learn to take multiple perspectives on a problem. You'll gain experience recognizing good ideas, and coming up with your own. Just enough biology will be taught for understanding arguments and evidence. By acquiring civic knowledge that applies to healthcare, you'll better understand how to ethically pursue a better quality of life in your community.

 

 

Biology    211

 

Human Anatomy (NS)(XL)

A study of the fundamental structure and organization of the organs and systems of the human body. Prerequisite: "C" or better in Biology 105 or equivalent. (If you have AP credit for Biology 105, please see your Advisor). (2+2) (Fall/Spring) Special fees may apply.

 

 

Biology    212

 

Human Physiology (NS)(XL)

Structure/function relationships of the healthy human body, on the molecular, cellular, tissue, and organ-system levels. Prerequisite: Biology 211 or 323 with a grade of C or better. (3+2) (Fall/Spring) Special fees may apply.

 

 

Biology    230

 

Biology of Animals (NS)(XL)

An introductory, phylogenetic study of the Animal Kingdom considering anatomy, evolution and life histories of major groups. Prerequisite: Biology 105. (3+3) (Fall/Spring) Special fees may apply.

 

 

Biology    231

 

Biology of Plants and Microbes (NS)(XL)

The biology of plants, fungi, and microorganisms traditionally studied by botanists, with an emphasis on plants. Topics to be covered include taxonomy, evolution, ecology, physiology, and life history traits. The impact of these organisms on human affairs will be stressed. Prerequisite: Biology 105.  (2+4) (Fall/Spring) Special fees may apply.

 

 

Biology    233

 

Microbial Survey (NS)(XL)

A survey of microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, and some algae, fungi, and invertebrates. Emphasis will be placed upon the health care applications of microbiology and transmission of infectious disease agents. Laboratory will focus on standard microbiologic techniques used in the allied health fields. This course is designed for those students interested in allied health fields, including biology, nursing and medical technology majors. Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in Biology 105. (3+2) (Fall/Spring) Special fees may apply.

 

 

Biology    250

 

Medical Mycology (NS)

The laboratory identification of fungal human pathogens. (Primarily for medical technologists.) (1+2) (Spring) Special fees may apply.

 

 

Biology    260

 

Environment and Living Systems

A study of environmental issues from a biological perspective, focusing on the scientific bases for: 1) physical, chemical, and biological influences on living organisms; 2) contacts between natural and perturbed ecosystems; and 3) historical, current, and predicted effects of human activities on local, regional and global scales. Credit cannot be received for both Biology 260 and Environmental Studies 260. Prerequisite: Biology 104 or Biology 105 or permission of instructor. (Spring)

 

 

Biology    300

 

Internship in Biology

An internship experience with a cooperating organization or corporation to gain on-the-job learning. Internships may be arranged at any time, but most that provide salary are available only in summer. Prerequisite: Student must arrange for a specific internship with the Internship Director before registering for the course. May be taken more than once for credit for up to a total of six credits. A maximum of six credits from Biology 300 and/or 301 can be counted towards a degree in Biology or Microbiology.

 

 

Biology    301

 

Internship in Microbiology

An internship experience with a cooperating organization or corporation to gain on-the-job learning. Internship may be arranged at any time, but most that provide salary are available only in summer. Prerequisite: Student must arrange for a specific internship with the Internship director before registering for the course. May be taken more than once for credit for up to a total of six credits. No more than six credits from Biology 300 and/or 301 can be counted towards a degree in Biology or Microbiology.

 

 

Biology    302

 

Internship in Environmental Health

An internship experience with a cooperative organization or corporation to gain on-the-job learning. Internships may be arranged at any time, but most that provide salary are available only in summer. The student will work with cooperating agencies such as regional or state health departments, federal agencies, or private enterprises. Prerequisites: Students must arrange for a specific internship with the Internship Director or EH Coordinator before registering for the course.

 

 

Biology    303

 

Epidemiology

This course will investigate the study of epidemiology as it relates to the practice of public health. This course covers application of epidemiologic procedures to the understanding of the occurrence and control of conditions such as infections and chronic diseases, mental disorders, community and environmental health hazards, accidents and geriatric problems. Prerequisites: Biology 105 or consent of instructor. (3+0) (Fall)

 

 

Biology    304

 

Plant Taxonomy (NS)

Introduction to the theory and principles underlying systematic botany, and to the methodologies of plant classification and nomenclature. Survey of major families of flowering plants emphasizing structure and diversity.  Prerequisite: One term of general biology. Special fees may apply. (2+2) (Fall)

 

 

Biology    306

 

Neurobiology

Study of the nervous system and its regulatory role in the body.  Underlying physics and chemistry; molecular and cellular principles; development and plasticity; motor control; rhythms and emotions; evolution and diversity. Prerequisites:  Biology 105 or equivalent.   (Spring)

 

 

Biology    308

 

Comparative Anatomy (NS)

A comparative study of representative vertebrates.  Prerequisite: One term of general biology. 308/508 (3+4) (Spring) Special fees may apply.

 

 

Biology    309

 

Bacteriology (NS)

The course covers basic concepts of microbiology, through chemical and physiological properties, genetics, evolution, and diseases caused by microbes and the microbial activities beneficial to human. Laboratory covers standard microbiological experiments and isolation and identification of bacteria. Prerequisite: Biology 105 and one year of general chemistry.  (3+4) (Fall/Spring) Special fees may apply.

 

 

Biology    310

 

Biology of Gender

Evolution, genetics, development, anatomy, and physiology of gender in humans and other animals. Gender diversity including intersex and transgender. Roles of gender in reproductive and social behavior. Using biology in evidence-based critical thinking about related sociopolitical issues such as endocrine disruptors, defining deviancy, gender-based medicine, and sexual reassignment of infants and adults. Cross-listed: Biology 310/Women's and Gender Studies 310. Students may receive credit for only one of the cross-listed courses. Prerequisites: Biology 105 and either Biology 211 (preferred) or Biology 230 or Biology 308, or instructor's permission. (Fall)

 

 

Biology    311

 

Human Anatomy

 

 

 

Biology    311

 

Animal Behavior

An introduction to the behavior mechanisms of invertebrate and vertebrate animals emphasizing a naturalistic point of view. Prerequisite: Biology 340 or 343. (2+2) (Spring)

 

 

Biology    312

 

Medical Bacteriology (Lecture)

Bacterial pathogens and their relationships to diseases; prevention and control of infectious diseases. Prerequisite: Biology 309 and Biology 341. (2+0) (Spring)

 

 

Biology    313

 

Medical Bacteriology (Laboratory) (NS)

Isolation study, identification and laboratory handling of pathogenic bacteria. Prerequisite: Biology 309 and 341, concurrent enrollment in Biology 312. 313/513 (0+2) (Spring) Special fees may apply.

 

 

Biology    314

 

Principles of Wildlife Management

This course is designed to help students bridge the gap between academic experience and advances into the wildlife profession. The course will apply population and community ecology to the management and conservation of wild populations. Cross-listed: Environmental Studies 314/Biology 314. Students may receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses. Prerequisites: Environmental Studies 260 and Biology 349 or consent of instructor. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Biology    315

 

Human Anatomy

 

 

 

Biology    315

 

Virology

Principles of animal and human molecular virology. Topics include replication, expression, pathogenesis, methods of diagnosis and detection, current uses of viruses in gene therapy and vaccine applications, viruses and cancer and other diseases, persistent infections, and emerging viruses. Prerequisite: Biology 323 or consent of instructor. (3+0) (Spring)

 

 

Biology    316

 

Developmental Biology

Developmental Biology will first examine, at a morphological level, different strategies of embryonic development in diverse organisms, and then study molecular cues that cells use to migrate, differentiate and eventually form a normal organism. Prerequisite: Biology 323 or equivalent. Recommended: Biology 343. (3+0)  (Spring)

 

 

Biology    318

 

Wildlife Behavior and Conservation

This course is designed to teach the fundamental theory of behavioral ecology and then apply that theory to wildlife conservation. We will examine how environments shape organisms' lives and what that means for our efforts to manage and conserve species. The specific course objectives are to 1) gain a rigorous biological foundation in behavioral ecology, evolutionary biology, and related topics in order to understand how environments shape behavior; 2) provide a forum for discussion of current issues in conservation biology; 3) develop a framework for applying behavior ecological theory to wildlife conservation. Cross-listed: Biology 318/Environmental Studies 318. Students may receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses. Prerequisites: Biology 105 or Biology 260/Environmental Studies 260 or consent of instructor. (3+0)

 

 

Biology    319

 

General Animal Physiology (NS)

Structure/function relationships common to a variety of animal body plans on the molecular, cellular, tissue, and organ-system levels. Prerequisite: One year of chemistry; Biology 323. Biology 230 strongly recommended. (3+1+3) (Fall/Spring) Special fees may apply.

 

 

Biology    321

 

Mycology (NS)

A study of the fungi: characteristics, physiology, habits and laboratory identification of molds, yeasts, mushrooms and related organisms. Prerequisite: One term of general biology. Special fees may apply. (2+2) (Fall)

 

 

Biology    322

 

Mushroom Identification

The collection and identification of mushrooms and other fleshy fungi. Prerequisite: Concurrent or prior enrollment in Biology 321/521. (Fall)

 

 

Biology    323

 

Molecular and Cell Biology

This course covers the fundamental elements of molecular and cellular biology, including some current research techniques. Molecular biology covers structure, function and biosynthesis of DNA, RNA and proteins as well as regulation of gene expression. Cell biology examines cellular structures and how they accomplish replication, metabolism and response to the environment. Prerequisites: Biology 323; Biology 105 (or equivalent); Chemistry 105 (or equivalent); and previous or concurrent enrollment in Chemistry 106; or equivalent. Biology 535: One year of college-level chemistry. (3+0) (Fall/Spring)

 

 

Biology    325

 

Field Ecology (NS)

An introductory field ecology course that will cover comparative, experimental and theoretical approaches to basic and applied questions in ecology. Field and laboratory exercises will treat various levels of organization including populations, communities and ecosystems. Studies will be carried out in a variety of local aquatic and terrestrial habitats. Students will gain firsthand experience with modern sampling and analytical techniques in ecology. Prerequisite: Biology 105 and Biology 349/549 (may be taken concurrently). Special fees may apply. (0+1+3) (Fall)

 

 

Biology    326

 

Introductory Limnology (NS)

The physical, chemical and biological character of lakes and streams. Methods of field measurements, collection and analysis of water samples. Investigation of aquatic communities. Prerequisites: One term of general biology, one year of general chemistry, and consent of instructor. Special fees may apply. (2+2) (Fall, odd years)

 

 

Biology    327

 

Microbial Ecology & Diversity

A broad overview of the physiological, phylogenetic and genomic diversity and ecology of microorganisms within a framework of general ecological principles. Focuses on evolutionary pressures leading to microbial diversity, biogeochemical cycles, symbiotic relationship, microbial relationships with other living organisms, metabolic pathways, and biotransformation of novel compounds. Prerequisites: Biology 231 or Biology 233 or Biology 309 or consent of instructor. (3+0) (Fall)

 

 

Biology    328

 

Ornithology (NS)

An introduction to the systematic, evolution, anatomy, behavior, and ecology of birds of the world. Field Trips.  Prerequisite: Biology 230. (2+3) (Spring)

 

 

Biology    330

 

Ichthyology (NS)

The biology of fishes including functional anatomy, evolution, taxonomy, ecology, physiology, behavior and development. Field trips required. Prerequisite: Biology 230 and one year of general chemistry with laboratory. (2+3) (Spring)

 

 

Biology    332

 

Entomology (NS)

An introduction to the study of insects. Principles of biology, ecology and classification are emphasized.  Elements of morphology, physiology, and collection and preservation techniques are included. Field trips. General collection of insects (assembled during the term) is required. Prerequisite: One term of general biology and Biology 230. (2+3) (Spring) Special fees may apply.

 

 

Biology    333

 

Teaching Science I: Using the Nature of Science in the Classroom

This course draws a parallel between the nature of science and teaching science through science inquiry. Students will study evidence-based reasoning and critical thinking in the discipline of science and learn to apply those concepts to classroom-based inquiry. Students will develop an understanding of what counts as learning and what counts as knowledge in the different fields of science with special emphasis on the biological sciences. Students will also study the parallel between historical examples of paradigm shifts in science and individual learning using the theory of evolution as an exemplar. Prerequisites: Admission to licensure of education majors, or the consent of the instructor for non-education majors.

 

 

Biology    335

 

Systematic Biology

A study of the principles of taxonomy, nomenclature, classification and systematics incorporating the most recent approaches to derivation and application of hierarchical classification systems. Quantitative methods, their underlying assumptions, and their logical outcomes will be stressed. Prerequisite: Two terms of biology, including a survey course. (2+2) (Fall, even years)

 

 

Biology    336

 

Fresh Water Algae (NS)

Classification, biochemistry, physiology and ecology of fresh water algae. Emphasis on the roles algae play in aquatic ecosystems and on applications in environmental monitoring, aquaculture, and as experimental systems for basic research in photosynthesis. Prerequisite: Biology 231, 233 or 309. (2+2) (Fall, even years)

 

 

Biology    337

 

Plant Anatomy (NS)

Structural aspects of cells, tissues, and organs comprising the plant body, their functional role in the ecology and life history of the plant, and their relationship to human affairs. Special fees may apply. (Spring, even years)

 

 

Biology    338

 

Environmental Toxicology

Provides studies with an appreciation and understanding of the principles of environmental toxicology and chemistry including the sources, fate, and effects of chemicals in the environment. Emphasis is on contemporary problems in human health and the environment. Prerequisite: Biology 105 or consent of instructor. (Spring)

 

 

Biology    339

 

Public Health and Food Microbiology (NS)

A study of microorganisms and microbial processes important to a variety of public health applications: special reference to food, water, wastewater, and environmental processes and their applications. Prerequisite: Biology 233 or 309. (3+0) (Spring) Special fees may apply.

 

 

Biology    341

 

Immunology

Principles of immunology, with emphasis on the cellular and molecular basis of immune function, including clinical aspects of host immune processes. Areas of immunology currently under investigation will also be examined.  Prerequisite: Biology 323 or consent of instructor. Strongly recommended: Biology 233 or 309. (3+0) (Fall)

 

 

Biology    343

 

Genetics - Lecture and Laboratory (NS)

A study of inheritance and variation at the molecular, cellular, organismic and population levels.  Prerequisite:  Biology 323. (3+2) (Fall/Spring) Special fees may apply.

 

 

Biology    344

 

Introduction to Hematology

An introduction to the basic techniques used in the chemical and microscopic examination of blood. Morphology of blood cells is emphasized. (Primarily for Medical Technologists) As a part of this course, students will be instructed in universal precautions for handling blood and body fluids consistent with U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.  Prerequisite: Biology 341 and consent of instructor. (2+2) (Spring) Special fees may apply.

 

 

Biology    345

 

Plant Physiology (NS)

An experimental study of plant growth, metabolism, nutrition, reproduction and response to environment.  Prerequisite: One term of general biology, one year of general chemistry and Biology 231.  (3+4) (Spring)

 

 

Biology    349

 

Ecology and Evolution

Basic principles which influence and govern the plant and animal relations with their environments. An explanation of the distribution, abundance, and specialization of the present-day organisms, and of extinction. Prerequisite: One term of general biology. (3+0) (Fall/Spring)

 

 

Biology    350

 

Electron Microscopy (NS)

Electron Microscopy is an intensive, hands-on course covering the practices, procedures and operational theories of Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM). Topics covered include specimen preparation, ultramicrotomy, microscope design and microscope function. The laboratory provides experience with all techniques necessary to prepare, observe, and photograph biological specimens on the SEM and TEM. Special fees may apply. (1+3) (Fall)

 

 

Biology    351

 

Evolution

The record of evolution and the mechanism of evolutionary processes.  Prerequisite: One term of general biology. (Spring)

 

 

Biology    354

 

Parasitology (NS)

A look at the most common mode of life on earth.  Emphasis will be placed on parasites of medical and veterinary importance.  Topics will include life histories, identification and diagnosis, parasitic diseases, host-parasite interactions and parasite evolution. Prerequisite: One term of general biology and Biology 230. (2+2) (Spring) Special fees may apply.

 

 

Biology    355

 

Field Parasitology

Field Parasitology (Biology 355) is an intensive 2-week course taught at the Pigeon Lake Field Station during mid to late summer. In this course we will study parasite population and community structure, life cycles, and taxonomy. The course is designed to provide students with a broad exposure to the methods of collection, preservation and identification of parasites; data collection and analysis, and presentation of results as well as the ecology of infectious organisms. Each student will do an independent research project, and compile and present their findings during an in-class scientific program. This course emphasizes invertebrate zoology and involves fieldwork, lecture, specimen labs and readings. Prerequisite: Biology 105 or equivalent. (Summer)

 

 

Biology    358

 

Freshwater Invertebrates

In this course benthic organisms and zooplankton will be studied. Sampling techniques for different situations will be used. Data will be analyzed using several diverse techniques. The role of benthos and zooplankton in aquatic systems will be examined. Prerequisite: An introductory biology course and consent of instructor. (0+4) (Spring Interim, odd years)

 

 

Biology    360

 

Special Topics in Biology

A biology course on a topic not covered in the department's curriculum. This course may be repeated with different content. Each time it is offered, the topic will be announced in the class schedule. Prerequisites: Biology 105 and consent of instructor.

 

 

Biology    367

 

Field Ornithology

Field-oriented course intended to provide the practical "hands-on" experience essential to students interested in field biology. Field studies will emphasize identification and natural history of local avian species using a variety of field techniques. In addition to fieldwork, the course will involve lecture, specimen labs, and readings to examine important aspects of systematics, anatomy, physiology, behavior, ecology, and conservation as they apply to birds. Special fees may apply. (Summer).

 

 

Biology    372

 

Medical and Environmental Applications of Cell Biology and Genetics

Theme-based course that discusses the principles and techniques of cell biology and genetics and how they apply to a variety of medical issues as well as other societal topics such as the molecular basis of drug addiction, cancer, aging and long term memory as well as the application of molecular techniques to species conservation, evolution and environmental influences on humans and other species. Papers from the literature will be read. Prerequisites: Biology 323 or equivalent or permission of the instructor. (3+0) (Spring)

 

 

Biology    373

 

Biology Field Trip

Formal library and classroom study of an area of interest followed by field study of that area. Site of study will change from year to year and could include Florida Everglades and Keys, Gulf Coast, Desert Southwest, etc. A final examination will follow the trip. See instructor for special course fees. May be taken more than once for credit but only two (2) units (crs.) will apply toward the major or minor at the undergraduate level or MS Biology degree. To receive credit, student must be enrolled at beginning of term. (Spring)

 

 

Biology    374

 

Cell/Immunology Laboratory (NS)

Laboratory course integrating principles of cell biology and immunology. Techniques employed include, but are not limited to western blotting, SDS-PAGE, PCR and applications, ELISAs, tissue culture, and microscopy. Course is designed for students interested in molecular methods and who aim to do research or gain jobs in fields of cell and molecular biology, microbiology, medicine and medical technology.  Prerequisites: Previous or concurrent enrollment in Biology 341 or 372. Special fees may apply. (0+4) (Fall).

 

 

Biology    375

 

Microbial Genetics

Structure of microbial genome, mutation, expression and exchange of genetic information, genetic analysis, genetic engineering. Prerequisite: Biology 309 or Biology 323. (3+0) (Fall)

 

 

Biology    376

 

Population and Community Ecology (NS)

An introduction to the study of populations and communities. Examines population-level phenomena (e.g., density, demography, reproduction) and population-level interactions within biological communities (e.g., competition, predation, parasitism). Labs involve discussions of papers from the literature, data analysis, and computer simulations. Prerequisite: Biology 349 or consent of instructor. Special fees may apply. (2+3) (Fall)

 

 

Biology    377

 

Microbial Genetics Laboratory (NS)

A laboratory course on investigation, manipulation, and engineering of microbial genes, genomes, and thus microbes. Experiments include mutagenesis, transposable elements, classical and molecular analysis of genes, gene transfer, gene expression, strain construction, and bioinformatics used to investigate problems in diverse areas of biology and medicine. Part of the semester is devoted to unique mini-projects that students may design.  Prerequisite: Biology 309 or 323. Special fees may apply. (0+4) (Fall)

 

 

Biology    386

 

Ecosystems Ecology (NS)

An introduction to the study of ecosystems with an emphasis on biogeochemical cycles, energy budgets, and other emergent properties.  Laboratory will focus on comparative and experimental approaches to the study of local ecosystems (streams, lakes, wetlands, forests). Students will acquire hands-on experience with techniques used by ecosystem ecologists such as nutrient analysis of streamwater, determination of ecosystem metabolism, and analysis of forest and wetland soils.  Prerequisite:  Biology 349 or consent of instructor. Special fees may apply. (2+2) (Spring)

 

 

Biology    389

 

Principles of Biotechnology

A lecture and discussion course on the discovery, modification, production, and purification of bio-products for applications in research, industry, and medicine. Topics include bio-product discovery, genetic engineering, genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, cell culture, bioreactors, biomass conversions, solar energy capture, product purification strategies, transgenic microbes, algae, animals, and plants and bioinformatics. Prerequisite: Biology 309 or 323. (3+0) (Spring)

 

 

Biology    390

 

Biotechnology Laboratory (NS)

A laboratory course that complements the lecture course Biology and Microbiology 389/589 in biotechnology. Students will gain hands-on experience in some of the principles of cell culture, product isolation and purification, and molecular genetic manipulation of genes that are basic to many areas of this broad and rapidly changing field. Exercises are planned in cell culture, computer analysis of cell culture parameters, protein isolation and purification, gene cloning and nucleic acid probe techniques, DNA sequencing, and computer analysis of DNA and protein sequences. If taken at the undergraduate level, the course may not be repeated for graduate credit. Prerequisite: Biology 309 or 323. (0+4) (Spring) Special fees may apply.

 

 

Biology    404

 

RT Block I

This RT Block Course is the first in a series for students who have completed the requisite in-residence Radiologic Science major course work at UW Oshkosh and have been accepted into a JRCERT- accredited School of Radiology/Radiography/Radiologic Technology. It consists of course work in Introduction to Radiography, Anatomy & Physiology, Radiographic Positioning, Radiographic Principles, Patient Care and Clinical Education. Prerequisites: Completion of the UW Oshkosh "in residence portion" of the UW Oshkosh Radiologic Technology major and admission into a JRCERT-accredited School of Radiology/Radiography/Radiologic Technology, and permission of instructor.

 

 

Biology    405

 

RT Block II

This RT Block Course is the second in a series for students who have completed the requisite in-residence Radiologic Science major course work at UW Oshkosh, have been accepted into a JRCERT-accredited School of Radiology/Radiography Radiologic Technology, and have successfully completed RT Block I. It consists of course work in Anatomy & Physiology, Radiographic Positioning, Radiographic Principles, Radiographic Physics, Film Critique, Patient Care and Clinical Education. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Biology 404.

 

 

Biology    406

 

RT Block III

This RT Block Course is the third in a series for students who have completed the requisite in-residence Radiologic Science major course work at UW Oshkosh, have been accepted into a JRCERT-accredited School of Radiology/Radiography Radiologic Technology, and have successfully completed Biology 405.  It consists of course work in Anatomy & Physiology, Radiographic Positioning, Radiographic Principles, Film Critique, Patient Care and Clinical Education. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Biology 405.

 

 

Biology    407

 

RT Block IV

This RT Block Course is the fourth in a series for students who have completed the requisite in-residence Radiologic science major course work at UW Oshkosh, have been accepted into a JRCERT-accredited School of Radiology/Radiography/Radiologic Technology, and successfully completed Biology 406. It consists of course work in Anatomy & Physiology, Radiographic Positioning, Radiation Protection, Film Critique, Patient Care and Clinical Education. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Biology 406.

 

 

Biology    408

 

RT Block V

This RT Block Course is the fifth in a series for students who have completed the requisite in-residence Radiologic Science major course work at UW Oshkosh, have been accepted into a JRCERT-accredited School of Radiology/Radiography/Radiologic Technology, and have successfully completed Biology 407. It consists of course work in Imaging Equipment, Anatomy & Physiology, Radiographic Positioning, Radiation Biology, Pathology, Film Critique and Clinical Education. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Biology 407.

 

 

Biology    409

 

RT Block VI

This TR Block Course is the sixth in a series for students who have completed the requisite in-residence Radiologic Science major course work at UW Oshkosh, have been accepted into a JRCERT-accredited School of Radiology/Radiography/Radiologic Technology, and have successfully completed Biology 408. It consists of course work in Anatomy & Physiology, Radiographic Positioning, Radiographic Principles, Film Critique, Patient Care and Clinical Education. Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Biology 408.

 

 

Biology    410

 

RT Registry Exam Completion

This RT Block Course is the culminating experience for students in the Radiologic Science major. It consists of taking the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Registry Exam which is required for licensure to practice in Wisconsin and most other states. A passing grade on the Registry exam is 75% or greater. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Biology 409.

 

 

Biology    415

 

Seminar

Oral presentation of scientific papers, research, or selected topic which require a study and use of literature. Prerequisite: Senior in Biology.  (1+0)

 

 

Biology    445

 

Topics in Environmental Health

This course will investigate and discuss in detail contemporary issues in environmental public health. Subject material and faculty will rotate. Course may be repeated for a total of 6 credits, although only three credits will count towards the Environmental Health Major, and the same topic may not be repeated. Topics include, but are not limited to Environmental Analytical Methods, Emerging Diseases, Environmental Law or Policy, Inspection of Food Establishments, Recreational Environmental Health, Water Resource Evaluation, etc. Prerequisites: Biology 105, Chemistry 105, and consent of instructor/Environmental Health Coordinator. (Fall/Spring)

 

 

Biology    446

 

Independent Study

See Independent Study under Course and Academic Advisement Policies Information for general course description, general prerequisites, and proper contract form requirements May be taken more than once for credit. A maximum of six credits from Biology 446 and/or Biology 456 can be counted towards a degree in Biology or Microbiology. (Fall/Spring)

 

 

Biology    450

 

Microbial Physiology (NS)

Physiological and metabolic processes of bacteria with emphasis on growth, nutrition, synthesis of cellular constituents and energy yielding processes. Prerequisite: Biology 309. Strongly recommended: Chemistry 305. Special fees may apply. (3+4) (Fall)

 

 

Biology    456

 

Related Readings

See Related Readings under Course and Academic Advisement Policies Information for general course description, general prerequisites, and proper contract form requirements. A maximum of six credits from Biology 446 and/or Biology 456 can be counted towards a degree in Biology or Microbiology. (Fall/Spring)

 

 

Biology    474

 

Honors Thesis

Honors thesis projects include any advanced independent endeavor in the student's major field of study Proposals (attached to Independent Study Contract) must show clear promise of honors level work and be approved by a faculty sponsor. Course title for transcript will be "Honors Thesis." Completed projects will be announced and presented to interested students and faculty. Prerequisite: The Honors College and junior standing. Maximum of 6 units (crs.) (Fall/Spring)

 

 

Biology    491

 

Senior Survey

Senior students, during their last semester, will take a general assessment exam and fill out a survey to express their opinion of the biology program.  Tests/surveys will be taken in the Testing Center at the student's convenience, (but during normal Testing Center hours). Completion of the survey and a minimum score of 30% correct on the exam are required to pass the course and to graduate. Exam may be retaken the same semester. Pass/Fail (Fall/Spring)

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