Courses

 

 

BIOL 3250K Ecosystem Ecology
Prerequisite: BIOL 2108K, CHEM 1211K
3-3-4

Ecosystem ecology is the study of energy and material flows (water, nutrients) through both the living (plants, animals, microbes) and non-living (soils, atmosphere) components of natural systems. Classes and lab exercises will examine the influence of biological, ecological and physical processes on energy and elemental cycling (C, N,P), considering the roles of microorganisms, plants and animals and whole ecosystems. Factors that regulate the ecosystem function including soils, climate, disturbance, and human activities will be considered from the molecular to the global scale.

BIOL 4470 Plant Physiology
Prerequisite: BIOL 3000K, BIOC 3111K
3-0-3

Introduction to plant physiology, including biochemical, genetic and developmental aspects of the plant life cycle. Topics include: photosynthesis, respiration, metabolism, water relations, plant hormones, embryogenesis and early development, flowering, stress physiology, response to pathogens and plant genetic engineering.

BIOL 4440K Botany
Prerequisite: BIOL 2108K
3-3-4

A survey of land plants, with emphasis on the ecology, field identification, economic importance, and natural history of these organisms. Laboratory exercises supplement classroom work.

BIOL 4480 Evolution
Prerequisite: BIOL 2108K
3-0-3

Origins of life-mechanisms and processes of organic evolution stressing evidence from population genetics, systematics, paleontology, and comparative physiology; biochemistry; the evolution of humans and human culture.

BIOL 2107K Biological Principles I
3-3-4

An introduction to biology including the chemistry of life, cell structure and functions, bioenergetics, genetics, basic statistics, biotechnology, and evolution. The laboratory exercises supplement the class work.

BIOL 2108K Biological Principles II
Prerequisite: BIOL 2107K
3-3-4

Topics include organ system anatomy and physiology, a survey of the diversity of life, animal behavior, and ecology. The laboratory exercises supplement the class work.

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