Course List

Principles of Biology -

BIOL 120 A

Instructor: Dr. DorothyBelle Poli
Block: 1
Time: M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 301
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

An overview of biological science, focusing on the central role of genetics and its connections to the other major areas of study within biology. The first course in a two-semester introductory sequence for biology majors. (Students intending to major in biology or biochemistry should enroll in this course the Fall semester of their freshman year.) Lecture: 3hrs/wk; Laboratory: 3hrs/wk.

Principles of Biology -

BIOL 120 B

Instructor: Dr. Marilee A. Ramesh
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 301
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

An overview of biological science, focusing on the central role of genetics and its connections to the other major areas of study within biology. The first course in a two-semester introductory sequence for biology majors. (Students intending to major in biology or biochemistry should enroll in this course the Fall semester of their freshman year.) Lecture: 3hrs/wk; Laboratory: 3hrs/wk.

Principles of Biology -

BIOL 120 C

Instructor: Dr. Darwin D. Jorgensen
Block: 4
Time: M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 301
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

An overview of biological science, focusing on the central role of genetics and its connections to the other major areas of study within biology. The first course in a two-semester introductory sequence for biology majors. (Students intending to major in biology or biochemistry should enroll in this course the Fall semester of their freshman year.) Lecture: 3hrs/wk; Laboratory: 3hrs/wk.

Principles of Biology -

BIOL 120 D

Instructor: Staff
Block: 5
Time: M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 301
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

An overview of biological science, focusing on the central role of genetics and its connections to the other major areas of study within biology. The first course in a two-semester introductory sequence for biology majors. (Students intending to major in biology or biochemistry should enroll in this course the Fall semester of their freshman year.) Lecture: 3hrs/wk; Laboratory: 3hrs/wk.

Principles of Biology -

BIOL 120 F

Instructor: Staff
Block: 3
Time: M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 301
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

An overview of biological science, focusing on the central role of genetics and its connections to the other major areas of study within biology. The first course in a two-semester introductory sequence for biology majors. (Students intending to major in biology or biochemistry should enroll in this course the Fall semester of their freshman year.) Lecture: 3hrs/wk; Laboratory: 3hrs/wk.

Principles of Biology Lab -

BIOL 120L 1

Instructor: Dr. DorothyBelle Poli
Time: T 8:30AM-11:30AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 310

Catalog Description:

An overview of biological science, focusing on the central role of genetics and its connections to the other major areas of study within biology. The first course in a two-semester introductory seque nce for biology majors. (Students intending to major in biology or biochemistryshould enroll in this course the Fall semester of their freshman year.) Lecture: 3hrs/wk; Laboratory: 3hrs/wk.

Principles of Biology Lab -

BIOL 120L 2

Instructor: Dr. Michael J. Wise
Time: T 1:10PM-4:10PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 310

Catalog Description:

An overview of biological science, focusing on the central role of genetics and its connections to the other major areas of study within biology. The first course in a two-semester introductory seque nce for biology majors. (Students intending to major in biology or biochemistryshould enroll in this course the Fall semester of their freshman year.) Lecture: 3hrs/wk; Laboratory: 3hrs/wk.

Principles of Biology Lab -

BIOL 120L 3

Instructor: Staff
Time: W 2:20PM-5:20PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 310

Catalog Description:

An overview of biological science, focusing on the central role of genetics and its connections to the other major areas of study within biology. The first course in a two-semester introductory seque nce for biology majors. (Students intending to major in biology or biochemistryshould enroll in this course the Fall semester of their freshman year.) Lecture: 3hrs/wk; Laboratory: 3hrs/wk.

Principles of Biology Lab -

BIOL 120L 4

Instructor: Staff
Time: Th 8:30AM-11:30AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 310

Catalog Description:

An overview of biological science, focusing on the central role of genetics and its connections to the other major areas of study within biology. The first course in a two-semester introductory seque nce for biology majors. (Students intending to major in biology or biochemistryshould enroll in this course the Fall semester of their freshman year.) Lecture: 3hrs/wk; Laboratory: 3hrs/wk.

Principles of Biology Lab -

BIOL 120L 5

Instructor: Dr. Linda L. Taylor
Time: Th 1:10PM-4:10PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 310

Catalog Description:

An overview of biological science, focusing on the central role of genetics and its connections to the other major areas of study within biology. The first course in a two-semester introductory seque nce for biology majors. (Students intending to major in biology or biochemistryshould enroll in this course the Fall semester of their freshman year.) Lecture: 3hrs/wk; Laboratory: 3hrs/wk.

Principles of Biology Lab -

BIOL 120L E2

Instructor: Dr. Michael J. Wise
Time: T 6:00PM-9:00PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 310

Catalog Description:

An overview of biological science, focusing on the central role of genetics and its connections to the other major areas of study within biology. The first course in a two-semester introductory seque nce for biology majors. (Students intending to major in biology or biochemistryshould enroll in this course the Fall semester of their freshman year.) Lecture: 3hrs/wk; Laboratory: 3hrs/wk.

Principles of Biology Lab -

BIOL 120L E3

Instructor: Staff
Time: W 6:00PM-9:00PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 310

Catalog Description:

An overview of biological science, focusing on the central role of genetics and its connections to the other major areas of study within biology. The first course in a two-semester introductory seque nce for biology majors. (Students intending to major in biology or biochemistryshould enroll in this course the Fall semester of their freshman year.) Lecture: 3hrs/wk; Laboratory: 3hrs/wk.

Principles of Biology Lab -

BIOL 120L E4

Instructor: Dr. Linda L. Taylor
Time: Th 6:00PM-9:00PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 310

Catalog Description:

An overview of biological science, focusing on the central role of genetics and its connections to the other major areas of study within biology. The first course in a two-semester introductory seque nce for biology majors. (Students intending to major in biology or biochemistryshould enroll in this course the Fall semester of their freshman year.) Lecture: 3hrs/wk; Laboratory: 3hrs/wk.

General Ecology -

BIOL 205 A

Instructor: Dr. Rachel J. Collins
Block: 1
Time: M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 402
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: BIOL-125 or ENVI-230

Catalog Description:

Ecology is the study of the distributions and abundances of organisms. The course focuses primarily on species/environment interactions, species/species interactions, community dynamics, and ecosystems function.

General Ecology -

BIOL 205 B

Instructor: Dr. Matthew J. Petersen
Block: 4
Time: M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 402
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: BIOL-125 or ENVI-230

Catalog Description:

Ecology is the study of the distributions and abundances of organisms. The course focuses primarily on species/environment interactions, species/species interactions, community dynamics, and ecosystems function.

General Ecology Lab -

BIOL 205L 1

Instructor: Dr. Rachel J. Collins
Time: T 1:10PM-4:10PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 306

Catalog Description:

A study of the interrelationships between organisms and the environment. Emphasis will focus on the physical and biological factors that influence ecosystem functions and the detrimental effects that occur from environment disturbances. Lecture: 3hrs/wk; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk.

General Ecology Lab -

BIOL 205L 2

Instructor: Dr. Matthew J. Petersen
Time: W 2:20PM-5:20PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 306

Catalog Description:

A study of the interrelationships between organisms and the environment. Emphasis will focus on the physical and biological factors that influence ecosystem functions and the detrimental effects that occur from environment disturbances. Lecture: 3hrs/wk; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk.

Human Anatomy & Physiology I -

BIOL 230 A

Instructor: Ms. Lindy Thibodeaux
Block: 3
Time: M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: MASS AUD
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: BIOL-105 or the equivalent or 120

Catalog Description:

Structure and function of the human body at the cell and organ system levels, covering general cell structure and function, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. (This class has a strictly enforced registration restriction with preference given to declared Health and Human Performance majors; may not be used as one of the two upper-level biology electives for the B.S. degree or the one upper-level biology elective for the B.A. degree.) Lecture: 3hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk.

Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab -

BIOL 230L 1

Instructor: Ms. Frances E. Bosch
Time: T 8:30AM-11:30AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 409

Catalog Description:

Structure and function of the human body at the cell and organ system levels, covering general cell structure and function, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. (This class has a strictly enforced registration restriction with preference given to declared Health and Human Performance majors; this course is an elective for Biology majors.) Lecture: 3hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk.

Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab -

BIOL 230L 2

Instructor: Ms. Lindy Thibodeaux
Time: T 1:10PM-4:10PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 409

Catalog Description:

Structure and function of the human body at the cell and organ system levels, covering general cell structure and function, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. (This class has a strictly enforced registration restriction with preference given to declared Health and Human Performance majors; this course is an elective for Biology majors.) Lecture: 3hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk.

Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab -

BIOL 230L 3

Instructor: Ms. Lindy Thibodeaux
Time: W 2:20PM-5:20PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 409

Catalog Description:

Structure and function of the human body at the cell and organ system levels, covering general cell structure and function, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. (This class has a strictly enforced registration restriction with preference given to declared Health and Human Performance majors; this course is an elective for Biology majors.) Lecture: 3hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk.

General Microbiology -

BIOL 235 A

Instructor: Dr. J. Brooks Crozier
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 307
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: BIOL-120 and 125 or permission

Catalog Description:

The morphology, taxonomy, ecology, and economic importance of representative microorganisms, with emphasis on bacteria.Human health issues such as sexually transmitted diseases and food safety, and plant health issues will be covered. Mic robiological aspects of water and soil will also be examined. Emphasis in the laboratory will be placed on proper application of microbiological techniques. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory 3 hrs/wk.

Microbiology Lab -

BIOL 235L 1

Instructor: Dr. J. Brooks Crozier
Time: Th 1:10PM-4:10PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 306

Catalog Description:

The morphology, taxonomy, ecology, and economic importance of representative mi croorganisms, with emphasis on bacteria. Human health issues such as sexually transmitted diseases and food safety, and plant health issues will be covered. Microbiological aspects of water and soil will also be examined. Emphasis in the laboratory will be placed on proper application of microbiological techniques. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory 3hrs/wk.

Sp Top: Invasion Ecology -

BIOL 245 A

Instructor: Dr. Matthew J. Petersen
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 402
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: BIOL-120 and 125

Catalog Description:

Study of a special topic in biology not regularly offered. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Vertebrate Biology -

BIOL 275 A

Instructor: Dr. Steven L. Powers
Block: 1
Time: M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 307
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: BIOL-120 and 125 or permission

Catalog Description:

Identification, morphology, phylogeny, zoogeography, ecological physiology, and behavior of vertebrates. Lecture 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk.

Vertebrate Biology Lab -

BIOL 275L 1

Instructor: Dr. Steven L. Powers
Time: Th 1:10PM-4:10PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 409

Catalog Description:

Identification, morphology, phylogeny, zoogeography, ecological physiology, and behavior of vertebrates. Lecture 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk.

Principles of Physiology -

BIOL 305 A

Instructor: Dr. Darwin D. Jorgensen
Block: 10
Time: T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 402
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: BIOL-210

Catalog Description:

A study of physiological principles in animals. Particular emphasis will be placed on a consideration of how function at the cellular level is integrated through the organ system levels in a variety of vertebrate animal types, with mammals serving as an important example. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Principles of Physiology Lab -

BIOL 305L 1

Instructor: Dr. Darwin D. Jorgensen
Time: W 6:00PM-9:00PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 411

Catalog Description:

A study of physiological principles in animals. Particular emphasis will be placed on a consideration of how function at the cellular level is integrated through the organ system levels in a variety of vertebrate animal types, with mammals serving as an important example. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Genetics -

BIOL 315 A

Instructor: Dr. Leonard D. Pysh
Block: 5
Time: M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: MASS AUD
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: One 200-level BIOL course and CHEM-112

Catalog Description:

A study of the principles of Mendelian, population, and molecular genetics.

Genetics Lab -

BIOL 315L 1

Instructor: Dr. Marilee A. Ramesh
Time: Th 8:30AM-11:30AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 410

Catalog Description:

A study of the principles of Mendelian, population, and molecular genetics.

Genetics Lab -

BIOL 315L 2

Instructor: Dr. Marilee A. Ramesh
Time: Th 1:10PM-4:10PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 410

Catalog Description:

A study of the principles of Mendelian, population, and molecular genetics.

Genetics Lab -

BIOL 315L E1

Instructor: Staff
Time: Th 6:00PM-9:00PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 410

Catalog Description:

A study of the principles of Mendelian, population, and molecular genetics.

Animal Behavior -

BIOL 340 A

Instructor: Dr. Rachel J. Collins
Block: 3
Time: M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 402
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: BIOL-125 and one 200-level BIOL course

Catalog Description:

An exploration of fundamental principles and processes of animal behavior related to survival, feeding, signaling and communication, group formation, mate choice, kinship, and cooperation. We will take evolutionary and ecological approaches to understand the proximate and ultimate mechanisms controlling behavior in nonhuman animals and wil explore how behavior research is conducted.

Special Topics: Cancer -

BIOL 345 A

Instructor: Staff
Time: T 2:50PM-5:50PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 410
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: Department permission

Catalog Description:

Study of a special topic in biology not regularly offered. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Seminar -

BIOL 455 A

Instructor: Dr. J. Brooks Crozier
Time: M 6:00PM-7:30PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 402
Units: 1/2
Pre-requisites/Comments: Junior or senior standing

Catalog Description:

A semester-long inquiry into a speciali zed topic in one of six general areas: C ell Biology, Genetics, Animal Biology, P lant Biology, Evolution, or Ecology. Usi ng the primary literature principally, s tudents will summarize the current knowl edge in an area through both oral, poste r, and written presentations. Special em phasis will be placed on analysis of the application of specific techniques and methodologies in contemporary biological investigations. Lecture: 11/2 hrs/wk.