AST 2037 Life in the Universe 3 Credits
The origin of life on Earth and the possibility of life elsewhere. A multidisciplinary approach is followed. Conditions for life to form and the likelihood that such conditions may exist elsewhere in the universe are discussed. Also considered are schemes proposed for the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). (P)
General Education - Physical Science
BSC 3402 Theory and Practice in the Biological Sciences 2 Credits
Presents the scientific method, in its many formulations, from historical, philosophical and sociological perspectives. Explores generation and presentation of data, formulation of hypotheses and theories and dissemination of results. Also examines the ethical implication of biological research.
GLY 3603C Paleontology 4 Credits
Investigation of the history of life on earth, including aspects of invertebrate and vertebrate paleontology, micropaleontology and paleobotany.
Prereq: refer to the department.
PCB 3063 Genetics 4 Credits
The fundamental properties of inheritance in eukaryotic organisms emphasizing examples in man. Basic concepts are developed for the nature, organization, transmission, expression, recombination and function of genetic materials and principles are derived for genetically characterizing populations.
PCB 3713C Cellular and Systems Physiology 4 Credits
How cells, organs and higher level systems are integrated and coordinated in the functions of humans and other animals. Emphasizes the use of model organisms, mathematical models and the physical sciences to understand the mechanistic basis of normal physiology and dysfunction.
PCB 4043C General Ecology 4 Credits
Ecological processes and organization in terrestrial and aquatic habitats. Laboratory and field exercises emphasize techniques of ecological analysis.
PCB 4674 Evolution 4 Credits
Processes and mechanisms of evolution, including population genetics, speciation, patterns of evolution and molecular evolution.
PCB 4712 Comparative Biomechanics 3 Credits
Reviews physical principles governing the form and function of organisms.
PCB 4723C Physiology and Molecular Biology of Animals 5 Credits
Discusses the processes and mechanisms of maintenance, activity and integration in animals with emphasis on vertebrates. Laboratory experience in quantitative methods and techniques of physiological investigation.
ZOO 3513C Animal Behavior 4 Credits
The causes, origins and evolution of animal behavior emphasizing field observations and experiments on the behavior of a variety of animal groups.
ZOO 3603C Evolutionary Developmental Biology 4 Credits
Analysis of embryonic development, underlying genetic mechanisms and how these processes have driven the evolutionary diversification of animal body plans.
ZOO 3713C Functional Vertebrate Anatomy 4 Credits
The form and function of chordates accompanied by laboratory work dealing with a selected series of chordates.
ZOO 4205C Invertebrate Biodiversity 4 Credits
Comparative biology of invertebrates, emphasizing morphology, evolution, ecology and life history.
ZOO 4307C Vertebrate Biodiversity 4 Credits
Comparative biology of vertebrates, emphasizing morphology, evolution, ecology and behavior.
ZOO 4403C Marine Biology 4 Credits
Survey of major marine taxa, systematics of local marine fauna and flora, with familiarization of the marine environment. Laboratory emphasizes field work and independent projects.
ZOO 4472C Avian Biology 4 Credits
The basic biological characteristics of birds, which, as exceptionally unique flying vertebrates, are confronted with a spectrum of problems in terms of anatomy, physiology, behavior, migration and population ecology.
ZOO 4905 Individual Studies in Zoology 1-4 Credits
Qualified students and the instructor concerned may choose a particular topic or problem for study.
ZOO 4911 Undergraduate Research in Zoology 0-3 Credits
Provides firsthand, supervised research. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery, or application.
ZOO 4926 Special Topics in Zoology 1-4 Credits
Lectures, conferences or laboratory sessions covering selected topics of current interest in zoology.
ZOO 4940 Practical Experience in Teaching Zoology 2 Credits
Participation in teaching approved zoology courses with practical experience in instructional procedures, testing and grading, course and laboratory preparation and laboratory assistance. Cannot be used to satisfy minimum hour requirement for zoology major. (S-U)