BIOL 6010 Mathematical Biology
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MATH 2212 or MATH 1220
Description

(Same as MATH 6010.) This course provides an introduction to the use of continuous and discrete differential equations in the biological sciences. Biological topics will include single species and interacting population dynamics, modeling infectious and dynamic diseases, regulation of cell function, molecular interactions and receptor-ligand binding, biological oscillators, and an introduction to biological pattern formation. There will also be discussions of current topics of interest such as Tumor Growth and Angiogenesis, HIV and AIDS, and Control of the Mitotic Clock. Mathematical tools such as phase portraits, bifurcation diagrams, perturbation theory, and parameter estimation techniques that are necessary to analyze and interpret biological models will also be covered.

BIOL 6011 Principles of Paleontology
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites Geol 1122K, or consent of instructor
Description

(Same as Geol 6011.) Three lecture and three laboratory hours a week. An introduction to the principles of paleontology including taphonomy, taxonomy, evolution, and extinction by examination of the fossil record. Study of commonly preserved organisms and their use in paleoecology, paleoenvironmental reconstruction, biostratigraphic correlation, and conservation paleobiology will be stressed as well.

BIOL 6014K Invertebrate Biology
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3840 and BIOL 3850, or equivalent course work
Description

Three lecture and three laboratory hours a week. Structure, function, distribution, and taxonomic relationship of invertebrate animals.

BIOL 6015 Vertebrate Biology
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3840 and BIOL 3850, or equivalent course work
Description

Three lecture and three laboratory hours a week. Diversity, taxonomy, structure, function, distribution, and ecology of living and extinct vertebrates.

BIOL 6040 Neuroethology
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites NEUR 3000 or BIOL 4102, or equivalent, with a grade of C or higher
Description

Four lecture hours per week. (Same as NEUR 6040). The neural basis of behavior from an ethological perspective. The course will cover discoveries, techniques, and concepts underlying neuroethological research. Developmental, evolutionary, and comparative approaches are emphasized. 4.00 credit hours.

BIOL 6045K General Ecology
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3840 or equivalent
Description

BIOL 3820 recommended. Three lecture and three laboratory hours a week. Principles governing distribution and abundance of organisms and their interaction.

BIOL 6050 The Natural Environment of Georgia
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 1104K or BIOL 2108K with grade of C or higher, and Geog 1113 or equivalent, or consent of instructor
Description

(Same as Geog 6050.) Three lecture hours a week with a one day weekend lab every other weekend. Georgia is a state with great a diversity of natural communities, in large part because of the many different landscapes present in the state. Through readings, discussions, tests, field outings, projects and in-class exercises, students will become familiar with the principles involved in the structure and function of Georgia’s dwindling, but diverse, ecosystems. There will be an emphasis on plant communities and the physical environment, but animal communities and landscape management strategies will also be covered. Locations, diversity, and plant indicator species (especially trees) will be examined in the classroom and in the field, and experiential learning is emphasized.

BIOL 6074 Developmental Biology
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3840 and BIOL 3900, or equivalents
Description

Four lecture hours a week. An introduction to developmental biology emphasizing cellular, genetic, and molecular aspects and mechanisms of animal development.

BIOL 6094 Developmental Neurobiology
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3800 or equivalent
Description

(Same as NEUR 6100.) Four lecture hours per week. Introduction to the development of the nervous system. Covers the field of developmental neurobiology from neural induction to the modification of neuronal connections in the adult nervous system and uses a variety of model organisms to demonstrate the rules by which nervous systems develop.

BIOL 6102 Neurobiology
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3800 and BIOL 3840, or equivalents
Description

(Same as NEUR 6010.) Comprehensive basis for understanding brain research, major discoveries in neuroscience, and the methods employed for those achievements. Topics include the neural basis of learning and memory, sensory perception, motor control, neurological diseases, drug action, and behavior.

BIOL 6104 Zoo Biology
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3840 or equivalent
Description

Four lecture hours a week. Historical background as well as current issues and developments in zoos. Topics include conservation, SSPs (Species Survival Plans), behavioral enrichment, studbook management, and planning/economics of major exhibits. Course instruction will be on-site at Zoo Atlanta. Students will work directly with animal curators and keepers.

BIOL 6115 Medical Neuroanatomy
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3840 or equivalent
Description

Four lecture hours per week. Human brain and spinal cord functional neuroanatomy and associated pathologies. Master’s students only.

BIOL 6232 Cell Cycle and Cancer
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3800 with a C or better
Description

Four lecture hours a week. This course discusses the cell cycle, and how misregulation of this well-orchestrated process results in cancer. Current research in cell cycle and cancer biology will be utilized to stimulate critical thinking and communication about the complex biological processes that go awry in cancer and form the basis for intervention with chemotherapeutic drugs.

BIOL 6240 Endocrinology
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites CHEM 6600 or equivalent
Description

(Same as NEUR 6200.) Four lecture hours a week. Basic biochemistry and physiology of the endocrine system, including synthesis and secretion of steroid and protein hormones, mechanisms of hormone action, and endocrinology of reproduction.

BIOL 6241 Hormones and Behavior
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3840 or equivalent
Description

(Same as NEUR 6420 and PSYC 6630.) Four lecture hours per week. Interaction of nervous and endocrine systems in the control of animal behavior, including humans, with emphasis on the mechanisms that adapt behavior to the changing physical and social environments.

BIOL 6246 Advanced Human Physiology
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 2240 or BIOL 3240, and BIOL 3800 with grades of C or higher, or equivalents
Description

The circulatory, respiratory, gastrointestinal, and renal physiological systems will be emphasized.

BIOL 6248 Cell Physiology
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3840, BIOL 3880, BIOL 3900, and CHEM 3410, or equivalents
Description

CHEM 4600 is recommended. Three lecture and three laboratory hours a week. Mechanism of cell and organ function at the molecular level.

BIOL 6278 Immunology
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3880 and BIOL 3900, or equivalent
Description

Four lecture hours a week. Comprehensive overview of the immune system and its functions within the context of cell to cell interaction and communication.

BIOL 6282 Tumor Immunology
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3880 and BIOL 3900 with grades of C or higher, or equivalent course work
Description

Four lecture hours a week.This course discusses the molecular basis of tumorigenesis and the interactions between the immune system and tumors/cancer cells. Research in tumor immunology is based on the premise that tumor cells express antigenic determinants that are not found on normal cells and furthermore, that these antigens can elicit an anti-tumor immune response. Topics covered include: basic tumorigenesis of common solid tumors, basic immunology, tumor antigen expression, types of immune responses to tumors, mechanisms by which tumors escape/suppress the immune response and novel approaches for immunotherapy of advanced cancers. This course will involve critical thinking and communication about the complex biological systems of cancer and the immune system.

BIOL 6284 Medical Biochemistry in Health and Disease
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites CHEM 6600 with a B or better
Description

Overview of principles of biochemistry and metabolism at both the cellular and whole body level under normal physiological conditions in maintaining physical and mental health and in various disease states. These include exercising, starvation, trauma, infection, pregnancy, aging-related mental illness, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cance. Four lecture hours a week. Crosslisted with BIOL 4284.

BIOL 6428 Medical Microbiology
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3880 or equivalent course work
Description

Four lecture hours a week. An overview of significant human and animal pathogens, including aspects of bacterial, viral, protozoan, and helminthic infections and pathogenesis. Pathogen characteristics and features, epidemiology, immunity, and treatment.

BIOL 6430 Microbial Diversity/Systematics
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3880 or equivalent course work
Description

Four lecture hours per week. Diversity and systematics of selected groups of bacteria and yeasts.

BIOL 6438 Applied Microbiology
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

Prerequistes: BIOL 3880 and CHEM 2400, or equivalent course work. Four lecture hours a week. Microbiology of industrial processes, including quality control, fermentations, biotransformations, strain selection and maintenance.

BIOL 6440 Practica In Biotechnology
Credit Hours 5.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor and biotechnology committe
Description

Ten laboratory hours a week. A series of intensive laboratory exercises designed to provide working knowledge and experience in selected areas current interest/ importance in biotechnology. Hands-on experience will be integrated with theory and current best practices.

BIOL 6451 Aquatic Pollution and Toxicology
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 2108K, CHEM 1212K
Description

CHEM 2400 recommended. Four lecture hours per week. Comprehensive introduction to water pollution (including relevant methods and techniques) and its relationship to public health.

BIOL 6458 Microbial Ecology and Metabolism
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3880 and CHEM 2400, or equivalent course work
Description

Four lecture hours a week. Application of ecological principles to the microbial world. Topics include biogeochemical cycling, biogradation, bacterial communication and the ecology of disease.

BIOL 6460 Parasitology
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

A survey of the important parasites of humans and domestic animals. Emphasis will be placed on medically important parasitic protozoa, helminthes, and arthropods; clinical effects of infection, epidemiology, methods for detection and identification as well as global impact of parasitic diseases in today’s world.

BIOL 6480 Principles of Toxicology
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 2108K or equivalent
Description

CHEM 4600 is recommended. Four lecture hours a week. Studies of the absorption, distribution and excretion of toxicants; their detoxication, and bioactivation; their adverse effects.

BIOL 6484 Laboratory Techniques in Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3880, BIOL 3890, or equivalent; BIOL 4438 and BIOL 4458
Description

One lecture and six laboratory hours a week. Techniques and procedures for isolation, characterization and identification of microorganisms of practical significance; model ecosystems and biofilms; sampling and enumeration of microorganisms; metabolism; and analysis of microbial growth.

BIOL 6500 Human Genetics
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3900 or equivalent
Description

Four lecture hours a week. Principles of human heredity, with emphasis on the molecular basis of heredity, detection and treatment of genetic diseases, and genetic counseling.

BIOL 6545 Bioethics and Biotechnology
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3900 with a C or higher, or equivalent
Description

Four lecture hours a week. Ethical issues raised by recent advances in biotechnology, genomics, and other areas of molecular genetics and cell biology. Specific topics include: eugenics; molecular, cellular and organismal cloning; personalized medicine; stem cell research; the genetics of behavior; and the role of epigenetics in the nature vs. nurture debate.

BIOL 6564 Advanced Genetics
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3900 or equivalent
Description

Four lecture hours a week. Advanced topics and techniques in prokaryotic and eukaryotic genetic systems, including gene mapping, molecular techniques, regulation of gene expression, genomics, and population genetics.

BIOL 6565 General Oncology
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3900
Description

Four lecture hours a week. Etiology, pathology, mechanisms of metastasis and treatment of cancer. Students will also analyze current primary literature in the field.

BIOL 6575 Virology
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3880 and BIOL 3900, or equivalent course work
Description

Four lecture hours a week. Introduction to viruses. Topics covered include structure and replication of viruses; virus isolation and classification; and pathogenesis and epidemiology of virus disease.

BIOL 6576 Neurovirology
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

Following an introduction to basic neuroanatomy and neuroimmunology, individual lectures will focus on the diagnosis, treatment, and pathogenesis of several neurologic diseases of virus origin. These include encephalitis, meningitis, chronic inflammatory and demyelinating diseases, HIV/AIDS-associated dementia, peripheral neuropathies, retinitis, and transmissible spongiform encephalopathies caused by prions. The concept of virus latency within the nervous system will be emphasized, as will the possible contributions of viruses or prions toward the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

BIOL 6580 Microbial Pathogenesis
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3880 and BIOL 3900, or equivalent course work
Description

Four lecture hours a week. This course integrates material from pathogenic microbiology, molecular biology and immunology into an overview of bacterium-host interactions including bacterial attributes, virulence factors and several paradigms of bacterial-host interactions focusing on molecular and genetic approaches.

BIOL 6595 Microbial Physiology and Genetics
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3880 and BIOL 3900, or equivalent course work
Description

Chemistry 4600 recommended. Four lecture hours a week. Molecular biology of bacteria and their viruses, with an emphasis on the use of microbes as model systems for studying molecular processes. Topics include microbial physiology, genetic exchange, gene expression, recombinant DNA technology, and the molecular basis for microbial pathogenesis.

BIOL 6630 Enzymology
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites one year of organic chemistry (CHEM 3410) and one semester of biochemistry (CHEM 6600)
Description

Introduction to enzyme catalysis with emphasis on the general concepts of enzyme kinetics and the common tools for studying enzymes.

BIOL 6640 Fundamentals of Bioinformatics
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3800 or written approval of instructor
Description

(Same as CHEM 6640, CSC 6640, and NEUR 6320.) Four lecture hours per week. A “hands-on” approach to bioinformatics using PCs, the internet, and computer graphics to analyze, correlate, and extract information from biological databases, emphasizing sequence and structure databases for proteins and nucleic acids, and introducing the computing skills necessary for bioinformatics. Topics include: sequences and three-dimensional structures of proteins and nucleic acids, the major databases, algorithms for sequence comparison, data mining, and prediction of structure and function.

BIOL 6648 Biogeography
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites Geog 1112, BIOL 1104K, or BIOL 2108K with grade of B or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

(Same as Geog 6648.) Spatial variations, processes, and environmental constraints influencing distribution of life.

BIOL 6670 Principles and Techniques of Practical Biochemistry
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites One semester of biochemistry (CHEM 4600/6600) with grade of B or higher, or equivalents
Description

(Same as CHEM 4670). A comprehensive and integrated review of principles and modern techniques found in day-to-day biochemical research laboratories. Topics include, but are not limited to: general principles of biochemical investigations, molecular biology and basic techniques, molecular cloning and gene analysis, protein structure, purification and characterization, biomolecular interactions, basic enzyme analysis, spectroscopic techniques, mass spectrometric techniques, centrifugation, electrophoretic, chromatographic, radioisotope and electrochemical techniques.

BIOL 6680 Microscopy and Imaging
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3800 and PHYS 1112K or PHYS 2212K, or equivalents
Description

Four lecture hours per week. An introduction to the theory of microscopy and various types of microscopes and their applications to biological research. Topics include: microscopes, basic specimen preparation, and staining techniques.

BIOL 6685 Functional Histology
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3800 and BIOL 3240 or equivalent
Description

Four lecture/laboratory hours per week. Topics include preparation and basic staining of tissues, special stains, indentification of tissue features and classification. The course will correlate tissue form and function by incorporating concepts of cell, tissue, and organ physiology.

BIOL 6686 Pathophysiology
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3800 and BIOL 3240, or consent of instructor
Description

Clinical case studies will be used to teach the principles and processes behind adult and childhood diseases. Students will learn basic diagnostic skills in hematology and blood chemistry, histopathology, ECG, spirometry, radiology, and urology.

BIOL 6687 Surgical Anatomy
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

Prerequiiste: BIOL 4687 or consent of instructor. Detailed examination of human anatomy via dissections and radiology. Cross-listed with BIOL 4687.

BIOL 6694 Biosafety: Principles and Practice
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3800 or consent of instructor
Description

Four lecture hours per week. The discussion of pathogenic agents and their associated occupational and public health risks. Topics include emerging biosafety issues such as bioterrorism, human gene therapy, and federal and state regulations guiding use of pathogenic organisms.

BIOL 6696 Laboratory in Molecular Biological Techniques
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3900 or equivalent
Description

CHEM 4600 recommended. One lecture and six laboratory hours a week. CHEM 4600 recommended. Isolation and characterization of nucleic acids and proteins. Topics include molecular cloning, isolation, characterization and sequence analysis of chromosomal and plasmid DNA, PCR mediated gene amplication and protein purification.

BIOL 6744 Biostatistics
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MATH 2211 and BIOL 2108K, or equivalents
Description

(Same as MATH 6544.) Three lecture hours a week. Principles and methods of statistics as applied to biology and medicine.

BIOL 6800 Principles of Cellular Biology
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3800, BIOL 3900, and CHEM 1211K, or consent of instructor
Description

Four lecture hours a week. Survey of cellular components and processes in different cell types as they relate to the function of the cell. Includes signal transduction, photoreceptors, neurons, muscle, blood cells, cells of the immune system, and cell biology of infection.

BIOL 6801 Survival Skills in Academia
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Same as NEUR 6600 and PSYC 6801.) Guidance and direction for graduate students on how to accomplish many of the day-to-day tasks encountered by researchers and instructors throughout their careers in academia. Topics covered include how to write and publish scientific papers, grantspersonship, scientific ethics, posters and oral presentations, mentoring, and job interviewing.

BIOL 6900 Directed Laboratory Study
Credit Hours 2.0
Corequisites BIOL 8800, BIOL 8999, BIOL 9999, or equivalent
Description

One lecture hour and one discussion hour per week. Student learning of scientific communication skills, experimental strategies and procedures through laboratory group meetings and individual discussion with faculty laboratory director.

BIOL 6905 Theme-Based Biology Laboratory
Credit Hours 2.0 - 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3810 with grade of C or higher
Description

Students will work in small groups to develop specific biological hypotheses, design and carry out experiments to test these hypotheses, and analyze the results they obtain. May be repeated for credit if topic is different.

BIOL 6911 Internship in Zoo Research
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites BIOL 6104
Description

Admission by permission of instructor. Nine lab hours per week. Students will directly participate in ongoing primary research at the zoo. This will be under the direction of animal curators and keepers at the zoo and will provide specific research opportunities with the living collections at Zoo Atlanta.

BIOL 6912 Zoo Internship in Animal Management
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites BIOL 6104
Description

Admission by permission of instructor. Nine lab hours per week. Supervised hands-on experience with the practical aspects of managing a wide range of exotic animals in a captive setting. Students will work directly with animal curators and keepers.

BIOL 6913 Georgia Aquarium Internship I
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3020 with grade of B or higher, or equivalent, or consent of instructor
Description

Students will participate in the education programs at the Georgia Aquarium one morning a week for about three hours, depending on Aquarium requirements, and under the supervision of Aquarium staff. The primary goal is to train interns to be able to deliver education programs at the Georgia Aquarium.

BIOL 6914 Georgia Aquarium Internship II
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites BIOL 4913 or BIOL 6913 with grade of S and consent of instructor
Description

This is the second part of the Georgia Aquarium internship program. Students will participate in the education programs at the Georgia Aquarium one morning a week for about three hours, depending on Aquarium requirements, and under the supervision of Aquarium staff. The interns will deliver education programs to visiting student groups and train interns in first part of the Intern program (BIOL 4913 or BIOL 6913).

BIOL 6915 Collaborative Internships in Biology
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Students engage in off-campus internship training arranged through collaboration with biology faculty members. May be taken for credit a maximum of two times.

BIOL 6916 Internships in Biology
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Students receive hands-on experience in activities that require knowledge and skills related to the field of biology. Specific topics available each semester will vary. May be taken for credit a maximum of two times.

BIOL 6930 Topics in Biology
Credit Hours 3.0 - 4.0
Prerequisites consent of the instructor
Description

Four lecture hours a week. Detailed examination of a selected area in biological science. May be repeated for credit if topics are different.

BIOL 6960 Biology Careers Seminar
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3800 or equivalent
Description

Speakers from different biology-related fields will discuss their jobs from the perspective of helping Biology majors with their career planning. Topics will include graduate training at GSU, health and teaching-related careers, other biology-related careers, and job search strategies. (May be repeated for credit a maximum of two times.).

BIOL 6970 Biology Seminar
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

No more than one hour a semester. Current research topics in biology.

BIOL 6990 Independent Readings
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Students will read and review primary literature in the field of biology. Students will discuss the readings with the instructor and/or write papers. Topics may vary. Course may be repeated for credit a maximum of two times.

BIOL 7020 Introduction to Marine Biology
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites BIOL 1104K, BIOL 1108K, or BIOL 2108K with grade of B or higher, or equivalent
Description

A comprehensive overview of the marine environment, including the characteristics of marine organisms and their distinctive communities, such as coral reefs, kelp forests, seagrass beds, and the deep ocean.

BIOL 7021 Infectious Disease and Society
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

A consideration of the role played by infectious diseases in shaping civilization and society. The focus will be on HIV/AIDS, but sexually transmitted infections such as syphilis, gonorrhea, genital herpes, and genital warts will be discussed as well. HIV/AIDS will also be compared with other infectious diseases of historical importance including the Black Death, leprosy, smallpox, tuberculosis, influenza, and poliomyelitis.

BIOL 7240 Applied Medical Physiology
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites BIOL 2108K and CHEM 1212K with grades of C or higher
Description

Three lecture hours per week plus recitation. Integrative physiology of all major organ systems will be taught using clinical case studies. Topics include radiology, angiograms, hematology, blood chemistry, urinalysis, ECG, and spirometry.

BIOL 7250 Human Physiology Laboratory
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites BIOL 7240 or concurrently
Description

Three laboratory hours a week. Exercises dealing with the psysiology of the major organ systems.

BIOL 7430 Biotechnology
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites BIOL 2108K and CHEM 1212K with grades of C or higher
Description

Three lecture hours a week. Fundamentals principles of biotechnology. Topics include genetic engineering of bacteria, plants and animals; molecular and cellular cloning; the human genome project; forensics and DNA typing; cloning of organisms; and gene therapy. Bioethical implications are also considered. This course is recommended for pre-service and in-service teachers.

BIOL 7440 Fundamentals of Evolution
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites BIOL 2108K with grade of C or higher
Description

Three lecture hours a week. Mechanisms of evolution, from the molecular to the population level. Topics include population genetics, adaptation, natural selection, speciation, systematics, coevolution, history of life, the geological record, and evolution of humans. This course is also recommended for middle and high school biology teachers.

BIOL 7700 Topics in Biology for High School Science Teachers
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites BIOL 1107K and BIOL 1108K or equivalents
Description

Two lecture and three laboratory hours a week. Topics include the major concepts of contemporary biology.

BIOL 7800 Molecular Cell Biology
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites BIOL 2108K or BIOL 2800; and CHEM 1212K, or equivalents
Description

Three lecture hours a week. A survey of biochemistry, molecular genetics, and cell biology including cell structure and chemistry, macromolecular structure and synthesis, protein trafficking, cell motility, signaling, and division.

BIOL 7801 Effective Mentoring Skills
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Graduate students will receive training in the teaching methods that produce effective mentors, tutors and instructors.

BIOL 7802 Instructional Methods
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

One-two hours a week for discussion sections with laboratory supervisors and/or one-two hours a week for laboratory and workshop participation. Principles of undergraduate laboratory instruction, including instructional theory, laboratory policies, and academic honesty.

BIOL 7810 Molecular Cell Biology Laboratory
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites BIOL 7800 or concurrently
Description

Experiments demonstrating techniques and concepts in molecular cell biology with an emphasis on learning critical thinking through writing.

BIOL 7820 Plant Biology
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites BIOL 2108K and BIOL 3800/7800 (or concurrently) or equivalents
Description

Three lecture hours a week. Dynamic aspects of plant function, structure, and growth.

BIOL 7840 Animal Biology
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites BIOL 2108K and BIOL 3800 (or concurrently) or equivalents
Description

Three lecture hours per week. Comparative analysis of the behavior, physiology, anatomy, phylogeny, evolution, and ecology of animals.

BIOL 7850 Animal Biology Laboratory
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites BIOL 7810 and BIOL 7840 or concurrently
Description

Three laboratory hours a week. Comparative structure and function of representative animal types.

BIOL 7880 Microbiology
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites BIOL 2108K and BIOL 3800/7800, or equivalents
Description

Three lecture hours a week. Functional anatomy, metabolism, cultivation, growth, and control of microorganisms with emphasis on the procaryotes; relationships of these organisms to their environment.

BIOL 7890 Microbiology Laboratory
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites BIOL 7810 and BIOL 7880 or concurrently
Description

Three laboratory hours a week. Techniques of cultivation, quantitations, isolation, and identification of microorganisms with emphasis on bacteria; effects of physical and chemical agents.

BIOL 7900 Genetics
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites BIOL 2108K and BIOL 3800/7800 or equivalents
Description

CHEM 2400 recommended. Three lecture hours per week. Introduction to classical and molecular genetics including Mendelian genetics, gene mapping, and molecular biology.

BIOL 7910 Genetics Laboratory
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites BIOL 7810 and BIOL 7900 or concurrently
Description

Three laboratory hours a week. Experiments demonstrating concepts in genetics.

BIOL 7955 Introduction to the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Orientation to the research conducted at the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience (CBN). It is intended for members of CBN. Permission of instructor is required.

BIOL 8010 Cellular, Molecular, and Developmental Neuroscience
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites BIOL 4102 or BIOL 6102 with grade of B or higher, or equivalent, or consent of instructor
Description

Three lecture hours a week. Advanced analysis of central concepts in cellular, molecular, and developmental neuroscience. Topics include: physiology, development and differentiation, signaling and synaptic transmission, synaptic plasticity, construction and modulation or circuits, neurogenesis/repair/regeneration, molecular bases of behavior, and neurodevelopmental and degenerative disease. (Same as NEUR 8010 and PSYC 8616.).

BIOL 8020 Systems Neuroscience
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites BIOL 8010 with grade of B or higher, or equivalent, or consent of the instructor
Description

(Same as NEUR 8020 and PSYC 8617.) Advanced analysis of how neurons are organized into systems that control behavior. Topics include functional neuroanatomy, sensory and motor systems, and the neural basis of motor learning.

BIOL 8040 Functional Human Neuroanatomy
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3840 or PSYC 8610, or equivalent, or consent of the instructor
Description

(Same as NEUR 8300 and PSYC 8615.) Two lecture and two laboratory hours a week. In-depth study of the neuroanatomy and function of the human central nervous system. Considers neuroanatomical techniques used to study the brain, neuroanatomical basis for the control of sensory and motor systems, as well as cortical, autonomic nervous system, and limbic system anatomy and function. Both normal brain anatomy and pathologies are covered.

BIOL 8041 Research Design and Analysis in Neuroscience
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

This course will train doctoral students in the design of neuroscience experiments and the statistical methodologies appropriate for analyzing these data. Topics include experimental design, parametric and non-parametric statistical analysis, as well as applied problem sets using neurobiobehavioral data. Concurrent laboratory component will cover data entry and analysis using SPSS. (Same as NEUR 8040).

BIOL 8060 Behavioral Neuroscience
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3840 or PSYC 4110, or equivalent
Description

(Same as PSYC 8610.) Three lecture hours a week. Analysis of functional neural systems in the regulation of behavior, emphasizing the analysis of limbic, hypothalamic, and reticular-cortical mechanisms in behavior.

BIOL 8110 Concepts in Neurobiology
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites consent of the instructor
Description

(Same as NEUR 8710.) Two lecture hours a week. Lectures and discussions dealing with contemporary topics in neurobiology.

BIOL 8220 Advanced Molecular Cell Biology
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3800, BIOL 3900, and CHEM 4600, or equivalent, or consent of instructor
Description

Four lecture hours a week. Current concepts in cell biology. The structure and function of the various cellular components and processes will be examined on a molecular, cellular and multicellular level.

BIOL 8248 Advanced Cellular Physiology
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 4248, CHEM 4310 and CHEM 4600, or equivalents, or consent of instructor
Description

Four lecture hours per week. Mechanisms and regulation of transport processes in cellular membranes and organelles.

BIOL 8278 Molecular Immunology
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 4278 or BIOL 6278 or consent of instructor
Description

Four lecture hours a week. Important concepts of modern immunology and mechanisms of inflammation. Topics include host defense against pathogens, inflammation, innate and adaptive immunity, systemic and cellular level regulatory mechanisms. The course also discusses major current inflammatory diseases and infectious conditions.

BIOL 8310 Concepts in Cell Biology and Physiology
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites consent of the instructor
Description

Two lecture hours a week. Lectures and discussions dealing with contemporary topics in cell biology and physiology.

BIOL 8360 Protein Structure and Function
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 6610 or consent of instructor
Description

(Same as CHEM 8360 and NEUR 8200.) Discussion of the structure and function of proteins and of enzyme mechanisms. Topics include protein folding and motions, descriptions of enzyme catalysis at a molecular level, consideration of the energetics of biological processess, and enzyme kinetics.

BIOL 8410 Advanced Microbiology
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 7880, or equivalent
Description

Four lecture hours a week. In depth study of the organismal aspects of microbiology with particular emphasis on metabolic functions in eukaryotic microorganisms.

BIOL 8415 Fermentation Microbiology
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3880 or equivalent
Description

To familiarize the advanced student with the issues, problems, fundamentals, and approaches to the scale-up of microbiological processes. Selected team/group demonstrations and tutorials will be conducted with the students to illustrate and reinforce the concepts and examples provided in the lectures.

BIOL 8416 Bacterial and Archaeal Systematics and Taxonomy
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3880 or equivalent
Description

The rationale and approach to microbial systematics and the application of practical taxonomy as related to bacteria and archaea.

BIOL 8458 Advanced Microbial Ecology
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3880 and CHEM 4600 with grades of C or higher, or equivalent course work
Description

Four lecture hours per week. Microbial interactions with their biotic and abiotic environments, with an emphasis on ecological principles, experimental approaches and current literature.

BIOL 8500 Systems Biology
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Cross-listed with MATH 8500. This course provides an introduction to systems biology from a mathematical modeling point of view. It will introduce biology students to mathematical modeling, and mathematical students to systems biology. Biological topics will include gene systems, protein systems, metabolic systems and signaling systems. Mathematical tools will include basic modeling concepts, approximation, static networks, linear vs. nonlinear systems and how to linearize nonlinear systems, and parameter estimation and optimization. Specific case studies will include integrative analysis of genome, protein, and metabolite data, systems biology in medicine and drug development, and synthetic biology.

BIOL 8510 Concepts in Microbiology
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites consent of the instructor
Description

Two lecture hours a week. Lectures and discussions dealing with contemporary topics in microbiology.

BIOL 8540 Advanced Methodologies in Biostatistics
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites STAT 6752
Description

(Same as STAT 8540.) General overview of S language, using S-plus for distributions and data summaries, linear statistical models, generalized linear models, non-linear regression models, modern regression, and survival analysis.

BIOL 8550 Introduction to Graduate Studies in Biology
Credit Hours 2.0
Description

(Same as NEUR 8600.) Two lectures hour a week. Analysis, discussion, and review of basic skills, techniques, requirements for compliance in biology, organizational requirements, and requirements for responsible conduct in research (RCR), including ethics, publication, attribution of work, conflict of interest, and human and animal welfare. Course also entails taking and passing the Federal on-line RCR review (CITI).

BIOL 8610 Physiology and Genetics of Prokaryotes
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites CHEM 4600 or equivalent, and consent of the instructor
Description

Four lecture hours a week. Physiology and molecular biology of the microbial world, with an emphasis on a molecular genetic approach to an understanding of the bacterial cell. Topics include macromolecular synthesis, molecular and cell to cell interactions, recombinant DNA techniques, together with microbial metabolism and the regulation of gene expression.

BIOL 8620 Eukaryotic Molecular Genetics
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 8610 or consent of the instructor; CHEM 4600 or equivalent
Description

Four lecture hours a week. Principles of cell biology as relevant to eukaryotic molecular genetics, and chromosome structure and gene regulation. Advanced topics include gene manipulation in higher plants and animals, gene therapy, and genome sequencing.

BIOL 8630 Advanced Bioinformatics
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 6640 or equivalent, ability to program in Java or C++ or equivalent, and consent of instructor
Description

(Same as CHEM 8630, CSC 8630, and NEUR 8350.) Advanced topics in bioinformatics, computer and internet tools, and their applications. Computer skills for the analysis and extraction of functional information from biological databases for sequence and structure of nucleic acids and proteins. Students will complete a computer-based bioinformatics project.

BIOL 8637 Nucleic Acid Structure and Function
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 6610 or consent of instructor
Description

(Same as CHEM 8370 and NEUR 8210.) Three lecture hours a week. Topics include the structure of nucleic acids, mechanism and control of DNA and RNA structure, and interaction of proteins and drugs with nucleic acids.

BIOL 8675 Molecular Virology
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3880, BIOL 3890, BIOL 4575, and CHEM 4600, or equivalents
Description

Four lecture hours a week. Molecular biology of viruses, their replication and genetics, and interaction of viruses and the host cell.

BIOL 8696 Advanced Biotechniques Lab
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites Consent of instructor
Description

One lecture and six laboratory hours a week. Topics include gene cloning and expression, genomic sequencing and analysis, protein purification by AKTA FPLC, PCR and real-time quantitative PCR, transcriptome analysis by DNA microarrays, immunoblot, and proteomics.

BIOL 8700 Biology Seminar
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

(No more than one hour a term.) Current research topics in biology.

BIOL 8710 Concepts in Molecular Genetics
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Two lecture hours a week. Lectures and discussions dealing with contemporary topics in molecular genetics.

BIOL 8800 Research
Credit Hours 1.0 - 25.0
Description

Repeatable course.

BIOL 8888 Non-Thesis Master’s Research
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Investigation, review, and critical evaluation of topics in biological science.

BIOL 8900 Topics in Microbiology
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

May be repeated if topics vary.

BIOL 8910 Topics in Biology
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

May be repeated if topics vary.

BIOL 8940 Topics in Physiology
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

May be repeated if topics vary.

BIOL 8950 Topics in Behavior and Neurobiology
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

(Same as NEUR 8720.) May be repeated if topics vary.

BIOL 8956 Topics in Behavioral Neuroscience
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites consent of the instructor
Description

May be repeated if topics vary.

BIOL 8960 Topics in Cell Physiology and Biochemistry
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

May be repeated if topics vary.

BIOL 8970 Topics in Molecular Biological Sciences
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

(Same as CHEM 8970.) May be repeated if topics vary.

BIOL 8980 Topics in Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

May be repeated if topics vary.

BIOL 8999 Thesis Research
Credit Hours 1.0 - 25.0
Description
BIOL 9991 Doctoral Research Proposal
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Students write and defend a research proposal as a prerequisite for admission to candidacy. Students receive a grade (A-F) based on their written and oral presentations. Restricted to doctoral students in specific disciplines based on programmatic considerations.

BIOL 9992 Doctoral Research Proposal
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Students write and defend a research proposal as a prerequisite for admission to candidacy. Students are evaluated on their written and oral presentations on a S/U basis. Restricted to doctoral students in specific disciplines based on programmatic considerations.

BIOL 9999 Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credit Hours 1.0 - 25.0
Prerequisites consent of the instructor
Description