SENIOR HONORS RESEARCH (2-4). Pursuit of an independent research problem in the biological sciences under the supervision of members of the faculty.
SEMINAR IN BIOLOGY (1). Presentations and discussions of current research publications in the life sciences.
Prerequisite: senior standing.
ZOONOSES (3). A course which focuses on the study of diseases that can spread from animals to humans under natural conditions. These diseases can include any type of organism including viruses, bacteria, parasites and prions. They may spread directly from animal to people or indirectly through the environment.
ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY (3). A study of the biology, behavior and function of microorganisms in natural environment in relation to past and present environmental conditions on Earth.
CANCER BIOLOGY (3). This course will provide a comprehensive view of the etiology and pathogenesis of cancer. Specifically, the course is designed to cover: analysis of biological changes as normal cells transform to tumor cells; the impact of the cell cycle (proliferation), gene mutations and apoptosis in cancer; the progression of the disease though invasion and metastasis; discussion of appli
IMMUNOLOGY (3). A course dealing with humoral and cellular immunity, including antibody structures and synthesis and the use of antigen- antibody reactions as a tool in biology studies.
PRINCIPLES OF VIROLOGY (3). An introduction to modern virology with a focus on a molecular approach to the structure of virus particle and genomes, virus replication, control of gene expression, virus pathogenesis (including AIDS) and prion diseases. Prerequisite: BIO 337.
ANIMAL HISTOLOGY (4). The study of animal tissues, involving a discussion of the structure and physiology of the basic types. Relationships of tissues to cells and organs are studied.
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND GENETICS (4). A study of the basic principles and concepts of molecular biology and genetics, focusing primarily on DNA structure, replication, transcription, translation, recombination and repair, and on the control of gene expression in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.
Prerequisite: BIO 337.
BIOLOGICAL TECHNIQUES AND INSTRUMENTATION (4).