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Courses - Fall 2017
BSCI
Biological Sciences Program Department Site
BSCI121
Beekeeping
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Additional information: Course not acceptable toward major requirements in Biological Sciences, Chemistry or Biochemistry.
A study of the life history, behavior and seasonal activities of the honeybee, its place in pollination of flowers with emphasis on plants of economic importance and bee lore in literature.
The lab meets frequently at the greenhouse and due to possible inclement weather has an alternative lab meeting on Thursdays at the same time. Students should plan their schedule to allow sufficient travel time to and from the greenhouse.
BSCI126
Pollinators in Crisis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: LS
GenEd: DSNS, SCIS
We will dissect the pollinator crisis, and in the process learn about insects, about the interaction of organisms in complex ecosystems, and about the human-nature interface. Students will work in groups that specialize in an aspect of pollinator biology and their challenges. Instruction will target methods for collecting information, interpretation of scientific information and the professional presentation of findings.
BSCI135
Amazing Green: Plants that Transformed the World
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: LL
GenEd: DSNL, SCIS
An interactive way to learn about plants and science, focusing on how plants have changed human history, the biology of their growth, and the science behind their use.
Students must pay a $40.00 laboratory materials fee.
BSCI160
Principles of Ecology and Evolution
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSNL (if taken with BSCI161) or DSNS
Prerequisite: Must have math eligibility of MATH120 or higher.
Restriction: For Science Majors.
Credit only granted for: BSCI106 or BSCI160.
Formerly: BSCI106.
Basic principles of biology with special emphasis on ecological and evolutionary biology.
BSCI161
Principles of Ecology and Evolution Lab
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Must have math eligibility of MATH120 or higher.
Corequisite: BSCI160.
Restriction: For Science majors.
Basic laboratory principles of biology with special emphasis on ecological and evolutionary biology.
Students must pay a $40.00 laboratory materials fee.
BSCI161C
Principles of Ecology and Evolution Lab
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Must have math eligibility of MATH120 or higher.
Corequisite: BSCI160.
Restriction: For Science majors.
Basic laboratory principles of biology with special emphasis on ecological and evolutionary biology.
BSCI161S
Principles of Ecology and Evolution Lab
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Must have math eligibility of MATH120 or higher.
Corequisite: BSCI160.
Restriction: For Science majors.
Basic laboratory principles of biology with special emphasis on ecological and evolutionary biology.
Students without the math pre-requisite will be administratively dropped. (Sponsoring Dept.: BSCI). Restricted to College Park Scholars - Life Sciences. Students must pay a $40.00 laboratory materials fee.
BSCI170
Principles of Molecular & Cellular Biology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSNL (if taken with BSCI171) or DSNS
Prerequisite: Must have math eligibility of MATH120 or higher.
Recommended: For Science majors.
Credit only granted for: BSCI105 or BSCI170.
Formerly: BSCI105.
Basic principles of biology with special emphasis on cellular and molecular biology.
BSCI171
Principles of Molecular & Cellular Biology Laboratory
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Must have math eligibility of MATH120 or higher.
Corequisite: BSCI170.
Recommended: For Science majors.
Basic laboratory principles of biology with special emphasis on cellular and molecular biology.
Students must pay a $40.00 laboratory materials fee.
BSCI189I
Beyond Race: Human Biological Diversity
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: LL, D
GenEd: DSNL or DSSP, DVUP, SCIS
Students must pay a $40.00 laboratory materials fee.
BSCI201
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: LL
GenEd: DSNL
Prerequisite: BSCI170 and BSCI171; or BSCI105; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Anatomy and physiology of the skeletal, muscular, neural, endocrine, an sensory systems. Course not acceptable toward major requirements in Biological Sciences, Chemistry or Biochemistry.
Not acceptable for credit in any Biological Sciences major. (Sponsoring Dept.: BIOL). Students must pay a $40.00 laboratory materials fee.
BSCI202
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BSCI201; or permission of CMNS-Biology department.
Anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular, respiratory, immune, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. Course not acceptable toward major requirements in Biological Sciences, Chemistry or Biochemistry.
Students must pay a $40.00 laboratory materials fee.
BSCI207
Principles of Biology III - Organismal Biology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BSCI160 and BSCI161; or BSCI106. And BSCI170 and BSCI171; or BSCI105. And must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in CHEM131.
The diversity, structure and function of organisms as understood from the perspective of their common physicochemical principles and unique evolutionary histories.
BSCI222
Principles of Genetics
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CHEM131 and CHEM132; and (BSCI160 and BSCI161; or BSCI106); and (BSCI170 and BSCI171; or BSCI105). Or must have completed BSCI105 or (BSCI170 and BSCI171); and two semesters of chemistry.
Principles and mechanisms of heredity and gene expression. Considers plant, animal, and microbial organisms.
(Sponsoring Dept.: BSCI).
BSCI223
General Microbiology
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: LL
GenEd: DSNL, SCIS
Prerequisite: BSCI170 and BSCI171; or BSCI105.
Fundamental concepts in morphology, physiology, genetics, immunology, ecology, and pathogenic microbiology. Applications of microbiology to medicine, the food industry and biotechnology.
(Sponsoring Dept.: CBMG). Students must pay a $40.00 laboratory materials fee.
BSCI279
(Perm Req)
Supplemental Study; Supplemental Study in Biology
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
(Sponsoring Dept.: BIOL).
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BSCI279P
(Perm Req)
Supplemental Study; Undergraduate Teaching Fellows Professional Development Seminar
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
BSCI279Q
(Perm Req)
Supplemental Study; Readings in Neurophysiology
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
BSCI279R
(Perm Req)
Supplemental Study; Undergraduate Research Rotation
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
(Sponsoring Dept.: CBMG).
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BSCI283
Principles of Microbiology
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNL, SCIS
Prerequisite: BSCI207 and BSCI222.
Credit only granted for: BSCI223 or BSCI283.
Additional information: Priority given to BSCI, BCHM and CHEM majors.
Introduction to microorganisms designed for science majors. Genetic principles underlying microbial abilities; microbial structure-function relationships; metabolism, physiology, and ecology of microorganisms; interactions between microorganisms (including pathogens) and their hosts.
BSCI288
(Perm Req)
Internship; Field Experience
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
(Sponsoring Dept.: BSCI).
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BSCI288H
(Perm Req)
Internship
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BSCI289
(Perm Req)
Off-Campus Internship
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: S-F
Provides credit for off-campus research internships. This credit counts as elective toward graduation, but does not satisfy any Biological Sciences degree requirements (For information about research credit that does count toward Biological Sciences contact the Biological Sciences Program, room 1322 Symons Hall). The off-campus internship credit requires that a contract form be filed with the Director of Undergraduate Research and Internship Programs, Room 1313 Symons Hall, prior to the internship. The contract must be finalized and signed by the research supervisor at the end of the semester before credit will be awarded.
BSCI329
(Perm Req)
Instructional Assistance Practicum
Credits: 1 - 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequiste: permission of department.

(Sponsoring Dept.: BIOL). Credit cannot be applied to the requirements of any Biological Sciences Major.
BSCI330
Cell Biology and Physiology
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in CHEM131 and CHEM132. And minimum grade of C- in BSCI170 and BSCI171; or minimum grade of C- in BSCI105.
Restriction: Must not have completed BSCI230.
Credit only granted for: BSCI230 or BSCI330.
Formerly: BSCI230.
Biochemical and physiological mechanisms underlying cellular function. Properties of cells which make life possible and mechanisms by which cells provide energy, reproduce, and regulate and integrate with each other and their environment.
(Sponsoring Dept.: BIOL). Specialization Areas: PHNB, CEBG, MICB, ECEV, and GENB. Students must pay a $40.00 laboratory materials fee.
BSCI330H
(Perm Req)
Cell Biology and Physiology
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in CHEM131 and CHEM132. And minimum grade of C- in BSCI170 and BSCI171; or minimum grade of C- in BSCI105.
Restriction: Must not have completed BSCI230.
Credit only granted for: BSCI230 or BSCI330.
Formerly: BSCI230.
Biochemical and physiological mechanisms underlying cellular function. Properties of cells which make life possible and mechanisms by which cells provide energy, reproduce, and regulate and integrate with each other and their environment.
(Sponsoring Dept.: BIOL). Specialization Areas: PHNB, CEBG, MICB, ECEV and GENB. Restricted to students in the Integrated Life Science Honors program and permission of the instructor. Students must pay a $40.00 laboratory materials fee.
BSCI338A
Special Topics in Biology; Insect Compound Eye & Vision in Invertebrate Animals
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequiste: BSCI353 The course will investigate, through original research papers, the structure, development, optics and physiological function of vision in insect and other invertebrate species. We will follow the evolution of vision in insects and explore how general principles of visual signal processing drove an increasing sophistication of eye structure and function. Wherever possible we will draw comparisions with the function and eyes in vertebrates and with human vision.

Applicable towards Biological Sciences Specialization arease: PHNB, GENB cell biology/physiology category. Sponsoring Dept. BIOL.
BSCI338G
Special Topics in Biology; Seminar on Deregulated Cell Growth in Cancer and Drug Development
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Pre-requisite: BSCI 330. Acceptable towards Biological Sciences Specialization Areas: PHNB and GENB. (Sponsoring Dept: BIOL).
BSCI338Z
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Biology; Field Research
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
(Sponsoring Dept: BIOL). Cannot be used as credit toward the major requirements for any Biological Sciences major. Contact the Biology Department Undergraduate Office for course information.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BSCI339C
(Perm Req)
Selected Topics in Biology; Cell Biology Lab
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisites: BSCI420. Credit will be granted for BSCI339C or BSCI421. Students must pay a $40.00 lab materials fee. (Sponsoring Dept.: BIOL). Acceptable toward Biological Sciences Specialization Areas: PHNB, CEBG, and GENB.
BSCI339D
Selected Topics in Biology; Biology of Chemosensory Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prequisite:BSCI353. Applicable towards Biological Sciences Specialization areas: GENB, PHNB.
BSCI339I
Selected Topics in Biology; Cellular Mechanisms of Aging and Disease
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BSCI 330. This course will explore the cellular mechanisms underlying aging and a variety of noninfectious diseases and disorders ranging from diabetes and obesity to Alzheimer's and variosu cancers. In addition to lectures,students will read and discuss relevant primary and secondary literature. Assessments will include student-led discussion of primary literature and group presentations of disease topics. Acceptables towards Biological Sciences Specialization Areas: PHNB, CEBG cell biology category, GENB cell biology/physiology category.
BSCI339R
Selected Topics in Biology; Strategies for Success
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
BSCI348
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
(Sponsoring Dept.: CBMG). May be repeated, but only 3 credits may be applied to major requirements.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BSCI348A
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics; Microbiology Undergraduate Teaching Practicum
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Students will act as Undergraduate Teaching Assistants for BSCI223. Prerequisite: A or B in BSCI223 and permission of instructor. Students must be available for one of the BSCI223 lab periods. Students interested in this teaching/leadership opportunity should contact Dr. Richard Stewart for application information: This course is applicable for the Enrichment credits required of all Biological Sciences students in majors with 0404 codes. For others this is elective credit. Formerly: BSCI348U.
BSCI348I
Special Topics in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics; Scientific Readings in Infectious Disease Processes
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
BSCI348P
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics; Introductory Biology Curriculum and Instruction Practicum
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
(Sponsoring Dept.: CBMG). Students will learn about methodologies and curriculum tools applicable to the field of undergraduate science education; the practicum component of the course will allow students to directly apply such innovative approaches through an undergraduate teaching and learning assistantship (UTLA) in conjunction with BSCI105. Prerequisite: A or B in BSCI105 and permission of instructor. Student must be available for one of the BSCI105 lecture periods (MWF 10-10:50). Students interested in this teaching/leadership opportunity should contact either Dr. Patricia Shields (pshields@umd.edu) for further information. This course is applicable for the Enrichment credits required of all Biological students in majors with 0404 codes. For others this is an elective credit.
BSCI348Q
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics; Special Topics in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics: Introductory Biology Learning Assistantship
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Students apply methodologies learned in BSCI348P by serving as an undergraduate learning assistant (ULA) in conjunction with BSCI170 (formerly BSCI105). Prerequisite: A or B in BSCI348P and permission of instructor. Student must be available for one of the BSCI170 lecture periods (MWF 11-11:50 or 2:00-2:50). Students interested in this teaching/leadership opportunity should contact Dr. Patricia Shields (pshields@umd.edu) for further information.
BSCI348R
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics; Microbiology Internship
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This course is an opportunity for students interested in microbiology to pursue a research project in an off-campus lab. The student must see the instructor and complete an information sheet found on the web site, prior to enrolling in the course.
BSCI353
Principles of Neuroscience
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (BSCI207, BSCI330).
Corequisite: PHYS122, PHYS142, or PHYS132.
Principles of nervous system function, ranging from molecular and cellular basis of neuron function through nervous system integration.
BSCI360
Principles of Animal Behavior
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BSCI160 and BSCI161; or BSCI106. And BSCI170 and BSCI171; or BSCI105. And BSCI222.
Study of animal behavior with emphasis on its evolution and function. Topics include genetic basis of behavior, communication, aggression, foraging, cooperation, mate selection, and relevance for conservation.
(Sponsoring Dept.: BIOL). Acceptable toward Biological Sciences specialization areas: PHNB, and GENB.
BSCI361
Principles of Ecology
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: BSCI160 and BSCI161; or BSCI106. And (MATH130 or MATH140).
Basic principles of population, community, and ecosystem ecology. Use o these principles to predict possible consequences of human-caused changes in the environment and to understand the level of uncertainty of those predictions.
(Sponsoring Dept.: BIOL). Acceptable toward Biological Sciences Specialization Areas: ECEV and GENB.
BSCI363
The Biology of Conservation and Extinction
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BSCI160 and BSCI161; or BSCI106.
Ecology, evolutionary biology, and paleontology will be applied to the study of conservation, species invasions, and extinction.
BSCI370
Principles of Evolution
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BSCI160 and BSCI161; or BSCI106.
Understanding evolutionary processes in a natural and human environment including adaptation; DNA sequence, protein, and genome evolution; evolution of developmental mechanisms; mechanisms of evolutionary change (mutation, natural selection, drift); epidemiology; coevolution and biological control; speciation; comparative methods; extinction and conservation; human evolution.
(Sponsoring Dept.: BIOL) Applies to Biological Sciences Specialization Areas: PHNB, GENB, and ECEV.
BSCI373
Natural History of the Chesapeake Bay
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: 3 credits in BSCI courses; or permission of CMNS-Biological Sciences UG Program.
Also offered as: ENST373.
Credit only granted for: BSCI206, BSCI373, or ENST373.
Consideration of the major groups of organisms associated with the Chesapeake Bay and current issues that determine humans' present and future uses for the Chesapeake and its biota.
BSCI374H
Mathematical Modeling in Biology
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: MATH131 or MATH141.
Also offered as: HLSC374.
Credit only granted for: BSCI374, BSCI474, or HLSC374.
Formerly: BSCI474.
Students will learn empowering mathematical techniques through the understanding of biological models. Models are chosen from a variety of biological disciplines. Mathematical skills that will be developed along the way include: solving non-linear difference equations, eigenvector analysis, and the implementation of these algorithms as computer models.
Applies as an upper-level laboratory course to Biological Sciences Sciences Specialization Areas: GENB, ECEV, and PHNB.
BSCI378H
(Perm Req)
Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics Department Honors Seminar
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Required seminar for all students participating in departmental honors research program.
(Sponsoring Dept.: CBMG). Restricted to students participating in the CBMG Departmental Honors Program. If you are interested in a CBMG Departmental Honors Research experience, please see the CBMG department web site for detailed information.
BSCI379G
(Perm Req)
Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics Department Research; Research in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prequisite: permission of department. See CBMG department Undergraduate office.

(Sponsoring Dept: CBMG).
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BSCI379H
(Perm Req)
Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics Department Honors Research
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Student should consult program guidelines. Research project carried out under guidance of faculty advisor.
Corequisite: BSCI378H. Restricted to students participating in the CBMG Departmental Honors Program.

(Sponsoring Dept.: CBMG).
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BSCI379L
(Perm Req)
Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics Department Research; Lab Research
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Any combination of 3 credits of BSCI 379G, BSCI 379L, and BSCI 379H can be used to satisfy the enrichment requirement in CEBG, ECEV, MICB, or PHNB or an upper-level elective in GENB. Students must have successfully completed at least one semester in a Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics department research lab before getting permission to take BSCI 379L in the same lab. Students completing at least 4 credits of laboratory research including at east one semester taking BSCI 379L may substitute this experience for one of the two upper-level laboratory courses required to complete any BSCI major.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BSCI389
(Perm Req)
Entomology Department Research
Credits: 1 - 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
(Sponsoring Dept.: ENTM).
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BSCI389H
(Perm Req)
Entomology Department Honors Research
Credits: 1 - 2
Grad Meth: Reg
(Sponsoring Dept.: ENTM).
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BSCI389L
Entomology Department Research; Lab Research
Credits: 1 - 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BSCI398H
(Perm Req)
Biology Department Honors Seminar
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Required seminar for all students participating in departmental honors research program.
(Sponsoring Dept. :BIOL).
BSCI399
(Perm Req)
Biology Department Research; Biology Department Research
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
(Sponsoring Dept: BIOL)
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BSCI399H
(Perm Req)
Biology Department Honors Research
Credits: 1 - 2
Grad Meth: Reg
A laboratory research problem; required each semester during honors participation and culminating in an honors thesis.
(Sponsoring Dept: BIOL).
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BSCI399L
(Perm Req)
Biology Department Research; Biology Lab Research
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BSCI404
Cell Biology from a Biophysical Perspective
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BSCI330.
Recommended: PHYS121 and PHYS122; or completion of PHYS131 and PHYS132 recommended.
Also offered as: BIOL704, BIPH704.
Credit only granted for: BSCI338O, BSCI404, BIOL704, BIOL708O, or BIPH704.
Formerly: BSCI338O.
An approach to cell biology by focusing on mechanisms and unifying physical paradigms. It will not assume a great deal of factual biological knowledge, but will expect a background that prepares students to think mechanistically and quantitatively.
BSCI410
Molecular Genetics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BSCI222. And must have completed CHEM233; or (CHEM231 and CHEM232).
An advanced genetics course emphasizing the molecular basis of gene structure and function in the context of modern approaches to the genetics of humans and model organisms.
(Sponsoring Dept.: CBMG). Acceptable toward Biological Sciences specialization areas: PHNB, MICB, CEBG, GENB and CMBG.
BSCI411
Bioinformatics and Integrated Genomics
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in BSCI222.
Recommended: BSCI410.
Credit only granted for: BSCI380 or BSCI411.
Formerly: BSCI380.
Computational methods for the study of biological sequence data in comparative biology and evolution. Analysis of genome content and organization. Database searching, pairwise and multiple sequence alignment, phylogenetic, methods, pattern recognition, and functional inference. Functional and comparative genomics approaches.
(Sponsoring Dept.: CBMG). Acceptable to Biological Specialization Areas: CEBG, MICB, and GENB. Studets must pay a $40.00 Laboratory Materials fee.
BSCI414
Recombinant DNA Laboratory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BSCI222.
An advanced course offering hands-on experience in performing recombinant DNA experiments. All current molecular biology techniques used for cloning prokaryotic genes, analyzing the gene products, and modifying the genes will be performed. Techniques include isolation of DNA, use of restriction enzymes; cloning procedures, PCR analysis, and Southern hybridizations. Lecture material focuses on interpretation of results generated in the laboratory.
(Sponsoring Dept.: CBMG). Acceptable toward Biological Sciences Specialization Areas: PHNB, MICB, CEBG and GENB. Students must pay a $40.00 laboratory materials fee.
BSCI415
Molecular Genetics Laboratory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in BSCI410.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Credit only granted for: BSCI348G or BSCI415.
Formerly: BSCI348G.
Problem solving laboratory organized around extended projects that employ different approaches toward linking gene and function.
(Sponsoring Dept.: CBMG). Specialization Areas: CEBG and GENB. Students must pay a $40.00 laboratory materials fee.
BSCI420
Cell Biology Lectures
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BSCI330, BSCI222, CHEM231, and CHEM232.
Credit only granted for: BSCI420 or BSCI421.
Molecular and biochemical bases of cellular organization and function in eukaryotes.
(Sponsoring Dept: BIOL). Specialization Areas: PHNB, CEBG, and GENB.
BSCI424
Pathogenic Microbiology
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BSCI223.
The role of bacteria and fungi in the diseases of humans with emphasis upon the differentiation and culture of microorganisms, types of disease, modes of disease transmission, prophylactic, therapeutic, and epidemiological aspects.
(Sponsoring Dept.: CBMG). Acceptable toward Biological Sciences Specialization Areas: MICB and GENB (Category 2). Students must pay a $40.00 laboratory materials fee.
BSCI430
Developmental Biology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BSCI222 and BSCI330.
Structural, functional and regulatory events and mechanisms that operate during development to produce an integrated, multicellular organism composed of a multitude of differentiated cell types.
BSCI437
General Virology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BSCI222; or permission of CMNS-Biological Sciences UG Program.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Discussion of the physical and chemical nature of viruses, virus cultivation and assay methods, virus replication, viral diseases with emphasis on the oncogenic viruses, viral genetics, and characteristics of the major virus groups.
(Sponsoring Dept.: CBMG). Acceptable toward Biological Sciences Specialization Areas: GENB, MICB and CEBG.
BSCI440
Mammalian Physiology
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BSCI330; and (CHEM231 and CHEM232; or must have completed CHEM233). Or permission of CMNS-Biological Sciences UG Program.
A study of the cardiovascular, hemopoietic, gastrointestinal, renal and respiratory systems. Chemical and endocrine regulation of physiological functions in mammals. Course does not count as an upper level lab for BIOL majors (see BSCI441).
(Sponsoring Dept.: BIOL). Applies to Biological Sciences Specialization Areas: PHNB and GENB. BSCI 440 is a lecture/discussion format course. The laboratory is offered separately as BSCI 441.
BSCI441
Mammalian Physiology Laboratory
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in BSCI440.
Laboratory exercises in experimental mammalian physiology.
(Sponsoring Dept.: BIOL). Applies to Biological Sciences Specialization Areas: PHNB and GENB. Students must pay a $40.00 laboratory materials fee.
BSCI443
Microbial Physiology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in BSCI223. And minimum grade of C- in BCHM461; or minimum grade of C- in BCHM463.
Microbial cellular and population growth. Fermentation metabolism, physiology of anaerobiosis, and energy conservation and transformation in bacterial membranes. Efficiency of energy utilization for growth. Membrane structure and transport. Bacterial chemotaxis. Regulation of bacterial chromosome replication, RNA and protein synthesis. Control of metabolic pathways.
BSCI447
General Endocrinology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BSCI330, CHEM241, and CHEM242.
Functions and dysfunctions of the endocrine system with special reference to mammals.
(Sponsoring DEPT.: BIOL). Specialization Areas: PHNB and GENB.
BSCI452
Diseases of the Nervous System
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in BSCI330; and minimum grade of C- in BSCI353.
Also offered as: NACS728, BIOL708.
Credit only granted for: BSCI452, BSCI338N, BIOL708E, or NACS728N.
Formerly: BSCI338N.
An advanced course covering the neuroanatomy, function, and organization of the nervous system and its implication for pathology and disease.
BSCI454
Neurobiology Laboratory
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in BSCI330; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in BSCI353; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in PHYS122, PHYS132, or PHYS142.
Basic neuroanatomical techniques, intracellular and extracellular recordings of electrical potentials from nerve and muscle.
(Sponsoring Dept.: BIOL). Specialization areas: CEBG, PHNB, and GENB. Students must pay a $40.00 laboratory materials fee.
BSCI467
Freshwater Biology
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Permission of CMNS-Biological Sciences UG Program.
Biology and ecology of freshwater invertebrates in lotic and lentic habitats, their adaptation to aquatic life, their function in aquatic ecosystems, and their relationship to environmental deterioration. Laboratory will include field trips, demonstrations, and identifications.
Specialization Areas: ECEV and GENB.

There is a $40.00 lab fee for this course.
BSCI471
Molecular Evolution
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BSCI222; or permission of CMNS-Biology department.
Patterns of DNA sequence variation within and between species, caused b nucleotide changes and the movement of transposable elements. Theories of molecular evolution, such as the neutral theory. Molecular clock hypothesis: its importance as a practical empirical tool in molecular genetics and systematics and its theoretical foundation.
BSCI497
Insect Pests of Ornamentals and Turf
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
The recognition, biology and management of insects and mites injurious to ornamental shrubs, trees, greenhouse crops, and turf. Emphasis on Integrated Pest Management (IPM).