Biology (3100)

Biology (3100)

100 INTRODUCTION TO BOTANY 4 credits
Identification and biology of common plants of this region. Recommended for teachers of nature study. Not available for credit toward a degree in biology. Laboratory.
101 INTRODUCTION TO ZOOLOGY 4 credits
Identification and biology of common animals of this region. Recommended for teachers of nature study. Not available for credit toward a degree in biology. Laboratory.
103 NATURAL SCIENCE: BIOLOGY 4 credits
Designed for non-science majors. Laboratory and class instruction illustrate concepts of living organisms with emphasis on mankind's position in, and influence on, the environment.
108 INTRO TO BIOLOGICAL AGING 3 credits
Prerequisite: 3100:103. Survey of normal anatomical and physical changes in aging and associate diseases. (For students in gerontological programs at Wayne College. Not for B.S. biology credit.)
111 PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY I 4 credits
Prerequisite or Corequisite: 3150:151 Molecular, cellular basis of life; energy transformations, metabolism; cell reproduction, genetics, development, immunology, evolution, and origin and diversity of life (through plants). Laboratory.
112 PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY II 4 credits
Prerequisite: 111 with a grade of C- or better. Animal diversity; nutrients, gas exchange, transport, homeostasis, control in plants and animals; behavior; ecology. (111-112 are an integrated course for biology majors.) Laboratory.
113 PROF DEVEL FOR BIO MAJORS 1 credits
Prerequisite/Corequisite: 3100:111. This course is for Biology majors in their first year of study to provide useful tools as they pursue a Biology career. Recommended, not required.
130 PRINCIPLES OF MICROBIOLOGY 3 credits
Basic principles and terminology of microbiology; cultivation and control of microorganisms; relationships of microorganisms; medical microbiology. Laboratory. Not available for credit toward a degree in biology.
180 BS/MD ORIENTATION 1 credits
Orientation to the BS/MD Program. Restricted to students in the BS/MD Program. Graded credit/no credit. Not available for credit toward a biology degree.
190 HLTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTS 1 credits
Health-care principles and practices. Restricted to the student in NEOUCOM, six-year BS/MD program. Graded credit/noncredit. Not available toward credit as major in biological sciences.
191 HLTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTS 1 credits
Health-care principles and practices. Restricted to the student in NEOUCOM, six-year BS/MD program. Graded credit/noncredit. Not available toward credit as major in biological sciences.
200 HUMAN ANAT & PHYSIOLOGY I 3 credits
Study of structure and function of the human body. Molecular, cellular function, histology, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous system, and the sense organs. Not available for credit toward a degree in biology.
201 HUMAN ANAT & PHYS LAB I 1 credits
Laboratory devised to allow hands on experience using models, dissections of various animals, virtual dissection, and physiological exercises. Not available for credit toward a degree in biology.
202 HUMAN ANAT & PHYSIOLOGY II 3 credits
Prerequisite: 200. Study of structure and function of the human body. Endocrine system, cardiovascular system, lymphatics, respiratory system, urinary system, digestive system, and reproductive systems. Not available for credit toward a degree in biology.
203 HUMAN ANAT & PHYS LAB II 1 credits
Laboratory devised to allow hands on experience using models, dissections of various animals, virtual dissection, and physiological exercises. Not available for credit toward a degree in biology.
211 GENERAL GENETICS 3 credits
Prerequisite: 112 with a grade of C- or better. Principles of heredity, principles of genetics.
212 GENETICS LAB 1 credits
Prerequisite: 112 with a grade C- or better, and prerequisite or corequisite: 211. Laboratory experiments in genetics with emphasis on scientific method; techniques in molecular biology.
217 GENERAL ECOLOGY 3 credits
Prerequisite: 112 with a grade of C- or better. Study of interrelationships between organisms and environment.
225 BIOLOGY OF AIDS 1 credits
Prerequisite: permission. Course examines the Human Immunodeficiency Virus and the disease of AIDS. Virus structure, replication, therapy, transmission, epidemiology, disease process and social consequences are studied. Not available for credit toward a degree in biology.
265 INTRODUCTORY HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY 4 credits
Study of physiological processes in human body, particularly at organ-systems level. Not open to preprofessional majors. Laboratory. Not available for credit toward a degree in biology.
290 HLTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTS 1 credits
Health-care principles and practices. A continuation of 190/191 for a second year student in NEOUCOM six-year BS/MD program. Graded credit/noncredit. Not available toward credit as major in biological sciences.
291 HLTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTS 1 credits
Health-care principles and practices. A continuation of 190/191 for a second year student in NEOUCOM six-year BS/MD program. Graded credit/noncredit. Not available toward credit as major in biological sciences.
295 ST: BIOLOGY 1-3 credits
Prerequisite: Permission. Special courses offered occasionally in areas where no formal course exists. Not available for credit toward a degree in biology.
311 CELL & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 4 credits
Prerequisites: 3100: 211, 3150:151, 152, 153, 154. Study of structure and function of cells, with emphasis on both classical and modern approaches to understanding organelles, energy balance, protein synthesis, and replication.
315 EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY DISC 1 credits
Prerequisite: 211 with a grade of C- or better. Informal discussions of various aspects of organic evolution of general or special interest.
316 EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY 3 credits
Prerequisite: 112 with a grade of C- or better. Description of core evolutionary concepts and the history of evolutionary thought including natural selection, sexual selection, genetic drift, higher level selection and speciation.
331 MICROBIOLOGY 4 credits
Prerequisites: 112 with a grade of C- or better, 211 and prerequisite or corequisite 3150:263. Survey of monera with emphasis on the bacteria: their morphology, cultivation and chemical characteristics. Relationships of microorganisms to humans and their environment. Laboratory.
342 FLORA & TAXONOMY 3 credits
Prerequisite: 112 with a C- or better. Origins of Ohio flora, ecological and evolutionary relationships. Survey of local flowering plant families, collection and identification of flora. Laboratory and field trips.
343 DIVERSITY OF PLANTS 3 credits
Prerequisites: 112 with a grade of C- or better, 217. A broad survey of the traditional plant "branches" of the tree of life. Diversity, structure, and function of fungi, algae, and land plants.
344 DIVERSITY OF PLANT LABORATORY 2 credits
Prerequisites: 112 with a grade of C- or better, 217: Corequisite: 343. A broad laboratory survey of the traditional plant "branches" of the tree of life. Students will have hands-on experience with fungi, algae, and land plants.
345 BIOLOGY OF VASCULAR PLANTS 4 credits
Prerequisite: 112 with a grade of C- or better. A lecture and laboratory course which presents an overview of the anatomy, morphology, development and evolution of vascular plants.
363 ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY I 3 credits
Prerequisite: 112 with a grade of C- or better. Comparative study of transport mechanisms, excitatory membranes, sensory reception, neuroendocrine systems, and muscle contraction. The foundation for all physiology courses.
364 ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY LAB I 1 credits
Prerequisite: 112 with a grade of C- or better. Corequisite: 363. Laboratory experiments in animal physiology. (Transport processes, neurophysiology, endocrinology, muscle physiology.) Presentation of results in written scientific format.
365 HISTOLOGY 4 credits
Prerequisite: 112 with a grade of C- or better. Cellular structure of organs in relation to their functional activity, life history, comparative development. Laboratory.
406 PRINCIPLES OF SYSTEMATICS 3 credits
Prerequisites: 112 with a grade of C- or better,211, 316. The science of identifying, naming, and classifying the diversity of life. Topics include: nomenclature, types, techniques of data collection, and methods of phylogenetic reconstruction.
418 FIELD ECOLOGY 4 credits
Prerequisite: 217 (statistics strongly recommended). Introduction to sampling methods, design of experiments and observations, and computer analysis; some local natural history. Laboratory.
421 TROPICAL FIELD BIOLOGY 4 credits
Prerequisites: 111/112 or equivalent. Ecology of coral reefs, tide pools, mangroves, intertidal zones, terrestrial flora and fauna, island biogeography. Taught at a field station in the tropics. Field trips involved; transportation costs.
422 CONSERVATION BIOLOGY 3 credits
Prerequisite: 217. Explores the factors affecting survival of biodiversity, and how to develop practical approaches to resolve complicated conservation issues.
423 POPULATION BIOLOGY 3 credits
Prerequisites:211, 217. Discussions of animal and plant ecology and evolutionary biology from a species and population level perspective. Includes topics in population ecology and population genetics.
426 WETLAND ECOLOGY 4 credits
Prerequisite: 217. Wetland ecology; principles and conservation. Field studies will be conducted at Bath Nature Preserve. Laboratory.
427 FRESHWATER ECOLOGY 4 credits
Prerequisite: 112 with a grade of C- or better, or by permission. The course explores the diversity of aquatic life and key characteristics of freshwater ecosystems with emphasis on the Laurentian Great Lakes. Includes field trips, laboratory.
428 BIOLOGY OF BEHAVIOR 3 credits
Prerequisites: 211, 217, and 316. Biological basis of behavior, ethology, and behavioral ecology. An evolutionary perspective is emphasized.
429 BIOLOGY OF BEHAVIOR LABORATORY 1 credits
Prerequisite or corequisite: 428 and permission of instructor. Individualized, directed study to provide the student with first-hand experience in observing, describing and interpreting animal behavior.
430 COMMUNITY/ECOSYSTEM ECOLOGY 3 credits
Prerequisite: 217. An examination of the components, processes, and dynamics in communities and ecosystems. Includes reading and discussion of primary literature.
433 PATHOGENIC BACTERIOLOGY 4 credits
Prerequisite: 331. Study of major groups of bacteria which produce infections in humans. Biochemical properties of microorganisms which engender virulence and nature of host resistance. Laboratory.
437 IMMUNOLOGY 4 credits
Prerequisite: 211, 311. Nature of antigens, antibody response, and antigen-antibody reactions. Site and mechanism of antibody formations, hypersensitivity, immunologic tolerance and immune diseases considered. Laboratory.
439 ADVANCED IMMUNOLOGY 3 credits
Prerequisite: 437. Immunology is studied from a historical and current perspective. Topics include T cells, B cells, antigen presentation, HIV, and transplantation.
440 MYCOLOGY 4 credits
Prerequisite: 112 with a grade of C- or better. Structure, life history, classification of representative fungi with emphasis on the importance of fungi to humans. Laboratory.
443 PHYCOLOGY 4 credits
Prerequisite: 112 with a grade of C- or better. Examination of the major groups of algae with emphasis on life histories and their relationship to algal form and structure. Laboratory.
444 FIELD MARINE PHYCOLOGY 3 credits
Prerequisite: 112 with a grade of C- or better. Collection and identification of tropical marine algae on San Salvador Island, The Bahamas. Discussion of characteristics and ecology of major groups of Caribbean algae. Laboratory.
451 GENERAL ENTOMOLOGY 4 credits
Prerequisites: 112 with a grade of C- or better, 217. Structure, physiology, life cycles, economic importance and characteristics of orders and major families of insects. Laboratories parallel lectures.
453 INVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY 4 credits
Prerequisites: 112 with a grade of C- or better, 217. Invertebrate groups, their classification, functional morphology, adaptive radiation and life history. A phylogenetic approach is used. Laboratories parallel lectures.
454 PARASITOLOGY 4 credits
Prerequisites: 112 with a grade of C- or better. Principles of parasitism; host parasite interactions; important human and veterinary parasitic diseases; and control measures. Laboratories parallel lectures.
455 ICHTHYOLOGY 4 credits
Prerequisites: 217. Study of fishes; incorporates aspects of evolution, anatomy, physiology, natural history, and commercial exploitation of fishes. Laboratory incorporates field-based exercises and fish taxonomy.
456 ORNITHOLOGY 4 credits
Prerequisite: 112 with a grade of C- or better. Introduction to biology of birds: classification, anatomy, physiology, behavior, ecology, evolution, natural history and field identification. Laboratory and field trips.
457 HERPETOLOGY 4 credits
Prerequisite: 112 with a grade of C- or better. Survey of the diversity, ecology and evolution of amphibians and reptiles. Special emphasis is given to Ohio species. Laboratory.
458 VERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY 4 credits
Prerequisite: 316 or permission. Biology of vertebrates, except birds evolution, ecology, behavior, systematics and anatomy. Laboratory with field trips.
463 EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY 3 credits
Prerequisite: 3100:363 or instructor permission. Through lecture, reading and critical analysis of current literature, physiologic mechanisms of exercise in animals will be explored.
465 ADVANCED CARDIOVAS PHYSIOLOGY 3 credits
Prerequisite: 202 or 363 or 473. Study of biological mechanisms involved in heart attack, strokes, fluid balance, hypertension and heart disease. Controversial issues in each area will be examined and current research presented.
466 VERTEBRATE EMBRYOLOGY 4 credits
Prerequisite: 112 with a grade of C- or better. Lectures focus on development of model vertebrate organisms, and cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying animal development. Laboratory focuses on frog and chick development.
467 COMP VERTEBRATE MORPHOLOGY 4 credits
Prerequisite: 112 with a grade of C- or better. An introduction to the comparative morphology of major vertebrates. The laboratories consist of dissections of representative vertebrates.
468 THE PHYSIOLOGY OF REPRODUCTION 3 credits
Prerequisites: 112 with a grade of C- or better or 202. Study of the physiological mechanisms of reproduction throughout the animal kingdom with emphasis upon mammalian endocrinological control. Controversial issues and current research will be examined.
469 RESPIRATORY PHYSIOLOGY 3 credits
Prerequisite: 202 or 363 or 473. Study of mechanisms determining gas exchange including mechanics, ventilation, blood flow, diffusion, and control systems. Emphasis is given to normal human lung function. (Clinical aspects are not considered in detail.)
470 LAB ANIMAL REGULATIONS 1 credits
Required of anyone working with animals, and covers government regulations, care of animals and a lab to teach basic animal handling and measurement techniques.
471 PHYSIOLOGICAL GENETICS 4 credits
Prerequisite: 211 or equivalent. 202 or 363 or 473. The integrative study of how genetics and physiology influence complex systems from molecular to behavioral in plants and animals. Laboratory.
472 BIOL MECHANISMS OF STRESS 3 credits
Prerequisite: 202 or 363 or 473. Study of mechanisms from molecular to behavioral of how stress influences body systems and signals. The latest research and experimental issues are discussed.
473 ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY II 3 credits
Prerequisite: 363. Comparative study of respiration, circulation, digestion, metabolism, osmoregulation and excretion in a variety of invertebrate and vertebrate animals. Adaptation to the environment is emphasized.
474 ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY LAB II 1 credits
Prerequisite: 364; corequisite 473. Laboratory experiments in animal physiology (respiration, circulation, metabolism, osmoregulation). Presentation of results in scientific format and as oral reports.
475 COMPARATIVE BIOMECHANICS 3 credits
Prerequisite:112 with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent. Investigation of how physical constraints on biological materials, structural mechanics and locomotion relate to the survival and evolution of living organisms.
478 RENAL PHYSIOLOGY 3 credits
Prerequisite: 112 with a grade of C- or better. The study of how the kidneys affect other body systems and how, in turn, they are affected by these systems.
480 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 3 credits
Prerequisite: 211 and 311. Fundamentals of molecular biology, including recombinant DNA technology, applications in biotechnology, medicine, and genetic engineering. Mechanisms of gene regulation.
481 ADVANCED GENETICS 3 credits
Prerequisite: 211. Nature of the gene; genetic codes; hereditary determinants; mutagenesis and genes in population. Lecture and seminar.
482 NEUROBIOLOGY 3 credits
Prerequisites: 111,112 with grades of C- or better. History of Neuroscience; organization, function and development of the central nervous system; electrophysiological properties of nerve cells; learning and memory; molecular basis for mental diseases.
485 CELL PHYSIOLOGY 3 credits
Prerequisite: 112 with a grade of C- or better and 3150:401. Explores molecular and biochemical aspects of energy metabolism, inter and intracellular signaling, growth and death of cells. Emphasizes up-to-date scientific literature.
486 CELL PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY 1 credits
Prerequisite: 112 with a grade of C- or better and 3150:401. Corequisite: 485. Practice of modern cell physiology laboratory techniques. Emphasis on student directed original research.
494 W: BIOLOGY 1-3 credits
(May be repeated) Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Group studies of special topics in biology. May not be used to meet undergraduate or graduate major requirements in biology. May be used for elective credit only.
495 ST: BIOLOGY 1-3 credits
Prerequisite: permission. Special courses offered occasionally in areas where no formal course exists.
496 INTERNSHIP IN BIOLOGY 1-3 credits
(May be repeated for maximum of 6 credits) Prerequisites: Permission of department and a minimum 3.0 GPA in Biology courses (20 credits minimum). Work experience to focus on career applications in Biology. Maximum 3 credits will count towards Biology electives.
497 BIOLOGICAL PROBLEMS 1-3 credits
(May be repeated for a total of 6 credits) Permission; 2.0 GPA or better in Biology coursework; currently in the College of Arts & Sciences. Advanced level work, usually consisting of laboratory investigations. A maximum of 4 credits may apply toward the major degree requirements.
499 SR HONORS PROG IN BIOLOGY 1-3 credits
(May be repeated for a total of five credits) Prerequisites: senior standing in Honors College and approval of honors preceptor. Open only to biology and natural sciences divisional majors in Honors College. Independent study leading to completion of approved senior honors.

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