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EIU Department of Biological Sciences

Biological Science Courses

BIO 1001G - Biological Principles and Issues. (2-2-3) An introduction to the study of living organisms with emphasis upon an appreciation for their behavioral, functional, and structural adaptations, their diversity and relationship to the environment. In addition, strong emphasis on current issues dealing with the field of biology. Does not count toward the Biological Sciences major or minor. Credit for BIO 1001G will not be granted if the student already has credit for or registration in BIO 1091G or BIO 1500. L1 900L Credits: 3

BIO 1002G - Practical Botany. (2-2-3) This course will introduce students to the importance of plants in their daily lives. General botanical principles will be taught with emphasis on instructing students in methods of identification, growth and maintenance of plants used in landscaping, gardening, and interiorscaping. Does not count toward the Biological Sciences major or minor. Credit for BIO 1002G will not be granted if the student already has credit for or registration in BIO 1092G or BIO 1550G. Credits: 3

BIO 1003G - Life of Animals. (2-2-3) An introduction to the study of animals and animal diversity with emphasis on behavioral, functional, and structural adaptations as they relate to specific habitats. Does not count toward the Biological Sciences major or minor. Credit for BIO 1003G will not be granted if the student already has credit for or registration in BIO 1093G or BIO 1550G. Credits: 3

BIO 1004G - Practical Microbiology. (2-2-3) Using practical laboratory experiences students learn characteristics and activities of microorganisms with special emphasis on their significance to society. This course targets students majoring in Family and Consumer Sciences, Pre-Nursing, and Health Promotion. Does not count in the Biological Sciences major or minor. Credit for BIO 1004G will not be granted if the student already has credit for or registration in BIO 1094G or BIO 3300. L1 903L Credits: 3

BIO 1091G - Biological Principles and Issues, Honors. (2-2-3) The study of the fundamental processes and structures common to all living things. Current issues in the biological sciences will be addressed. Does not count toward the Biological Sciences major or minor. Credit for BIO 1091G will not be granted if the student already has credit for or registration in BIO 1001G or BIO 1500. L1 900L WI Credits: 3 Prerequisites & Notes: Admission to the University Honors College.

BIO 1092G - Practical Botany, Honors. (2 -2-3) This course will introduce students to the importance of plants in their daily lives. Emphasis will be placed on students learning methods for the identification, growth and maintenance of plants used in landscaping, gardening and the home. Does not count toward the Biological Sciences major or minor. Credit for BIO 1092G will not be granted if the student already has credit for or registration in BIO 1002G or BIO 1550G. Credits: 3 Prerequisites & Notes: Admission to the University Honors College.

BIO 1093G - Life of Animals, Honors. (2-2 -3) An introduction to the study of animals with an emphasis upon an appreciation for their behavioral, functional, and structural adaptations, their diversity and relationships to their environment. Does not count toward the Biological Sciences major or minor. Credit for BIO 1093G will not be granted if the student already has credit for or registration in BIO 1003G or BIO 1550G. WI Credits: 3 Prerequisites & Notes: Admission to the University Honors College.

BIO 1094G - Practical Microbiology, Honors. (1-4-3) Using practical laboratory experiences student will learn characteristics and activities of microorganisms with emphasis on the performance of standard procedures and techniques used to study microbes. The course culminates with a student designed original research project. Does not count toward the Biological Sciences major or minor. Credit for BIO 1094G will not be granted if the student already has credit for or registration in BIO 1004G or BIO 3300. Credits: 3 Prerequisites & Notes: Admission to the University Honors College.

BIO 1150 - Biology Forum (1-0-1) The course is designed for freshmen and transfer students majoring in the Biological Sciences to enhance their transition to Eastern Illinois University by introducing them to the Biological Sciences program, providing an overview of the major and core requirements, and addressing specific skill sets necessary for success in the major. These skills include: library expertise, computer competence, and ability to produce and interpret graphs and tables, and critical scientific reading. Students will also meet the Biological Sciences faculty and discover departmental research opportunities and internship opportunities, summer and study abroad programs, career opportunities, and student clubs. Credits: 1

BIO 1180. Principles of Biological Investigations. (1-3-1) On Demand. This is a half-semester course that offers hands-on, guided research opportunity in the context of early stage college experience to allow students in Biological Sciences major to be immersed in the process of scientific inquiry outside of a lecture format. This course will be restricted to students majoring in Biological Sciences. A limit of 1 hour may be applied to a major. Prerequisite: BIO 1500 and permission of the instructor. BIO 1500 can be repeated after BIO 1180 for credit and a grade recalculation. WA

BIO 1500 - General Biology I(3-3-4) F, S. The first in a two-course introduction series for students majoring or minoring in the Biological Sciences, with emphasis on understanding the fundamental aspects of life. This course has a significant laboratory component that requires additional fees to offset the costs of supplies and reagents. Grade and credit hours for this course will be removed if student already has credit for or is registered in BIO 1100.

BIO 1550G - General Biology II(3-3-4) F, S. The second in a two-course introduction series for students majoring or minoring in the Biological Sciences, with emphasis on taxonomic groups, form and function, and life history. Note: This course is open to all students, but it is intended for Biological Sciences majors and minors, as well as Chemistry majors (Biochemistry concentration). It has a significant laboratory component that requires additional fees to offset the costs of supplies and reagents. Grade and credit hours for this course will be removed if student already has credit for or is registered in BIO 1200G and BIO 1300G. Prerequisite: BIO 1500.

BIO 2001G - Human Physiology. (3-2-4) An organ systems approach to the function of the human body. Does not count toward the Biological Sciences major or minor. Credit for BIO 2001G will not be granted if the student already has credit for or registration in BIO 2091G or BIO 3520. L1 904L Credits: 4

BIO 2002G - Environmental Life Sciences. (3-0-3) A study of the interrelationships of the living and non- living components of the environment, the ecology of humankind, and the interaction of humans with the environment. The course emphasizes current environmental issues and possible solutions and courses of action. Does not count towards the Biological Sciences major or minor. Credit for BIO 2002G will not be granted if the student already has credit for or registration in BIO 2092G or BIO 3850. Credits: 3

BIO 2003G - Heredity and Society. (3-0-3) A course for non-science majors that addresses the ethical, political, and social implications of heredity and modern genetic technology. Basic genetic principles as well as contemporary issues in biotechnology will be studied. Does not count toward the Biological Sciences major or minor. Credit for BIO 2003G will not be granted if the student already has credit for or registration in BIO 2093G or BIO 3200. Credits: 3

BIO 2091G - Human Physiology, Honors. (3 -2-4) An organ systems approach to the function of the human body. Does not count toward the Biological Sciences major or minor. Credit for BIO 2091G will not be granted if the student already has credit for or registration in BIO 2001G or BIO 3520. WI Credits: 4 Prerequisites & Notes: Admission to the University Honors College.

BIO 2092G - Environmental Life Sciences, Honors. (4-0-4) A study of the interrelationships of the living and non-living components of the environment, the ecology of humankind, and the interaction of humans with the environment. The course emphasizes current environmental issues and possible solutions and courses of action. Does not count towards the Biological Sciences major or minor. Credit for BIO 2092G will not be granted if the student already has credit for or registration in BIO 2002G or BIO 3850. Credits: 4 Prerequisites & Notes: Admission to the University Honors College.

BIO 2093G - Heredity and Society, Honors. (4-0-4) A course for non-science majors that addresses the ethical, political, and social implications of heredity and modern genetic technology. Basic genetic principles as well as contemporary issues in biotechnology will be studied. Does not count toward the Biological Sciences major or minor. Not open to those students with credit for, or registration in, BIO 3200. WI Credits: 4 Prerequisites & Notes: Admission to the University Honors College.

BIO 2210. Anatomy and Physiology I. (3-3- 4) Comprehensive survey of human anatomy and physiology. First of a two- semester sequential course that covers the structure and function of cells and tissues, and a systematic approach to the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems. Includes a laboratory component with identification of anatomical structures in models and cadavers and hands-on physiological experiments. Equivalent course: BIO 2200. Prerequisites: BIO 1001G, or BIO 1500 or BIO 1550G or KSS 2440.

BIO 2220. Anatomy and Physiology II. (3- 3-4) Comprehensive survey of human anatomy and physiology. Second of a two- semester sequential course that covers the structure and function of cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems, metabolism and energetics, and development. Includes a laboratory component with identification of anatomical structures in models and cadavers and hands-on physiological experiments. Equivalent Course: BIO 2200. Prerequisite: BIO 2210.

BIO 2320 - Economic Botany - Role of Plants in the World Economy. (3-0-3) S. The impact of plants and plant products on the world economy, with emphasis on the U. S. economy. Course also includes information on the origin, development, diversity and future impact of plants and plant products on the world economy. Credits: 3 Prerequisites and Notes: BIO 1550G or permission of the instructor.

BIO 2961 - Study Abroad Elective
1.000 TO 16.000 Credit hours

BIO 3003G - An Introduction to Evolution. (3-0-3). A survey of the history, evidence, mechanisms and implications of evolutionary theory. Topics covered include natural selection, fossil formation, Mendelian genetics, attitudes towards evolutionary theory, and evolution of Homo sapiens. This course does not count toward Biological Sciences major or minor.

BIO 3120 - Molecular and Cellular Biology. (2-4-4) F, S. A class on the biology of cells, with respect to the structures, functions, and interactions of biomolecules and organelles, to help students understand the molecular underpinnings of life. The laboratory portion of the class provides integrated experiments to allow students to learn and practice basic molecular biology techniques. Course replaces former courses BIO 3100 and BIO 3101. Prerequisites: BIO 1500, CHM 1410, and CHM 1415.

BIO 3155G. Introduction to Evolutionary Medicine. (3-0-3) On Demand. A survey of current topics in evolutionary medicine, such as cancer treatment, antibiotic resistance, asthma and diseases of civilization will be explored and analyzed using the mechanisms of evolution natural selection, generation of biological traits and evolutionary history "mismatch" to current lifestyles affecting human biology today. This course does not count toward Biological Sciences major or minor.

BIO 3180. Introduction to Ecology and Evolution. (3-3-4) F, S. Introduction to fundamental concepts in ecology and evolution with a focus on the interconnections among organisms, the environment, and evolution. The laboratory portion of this course provides students with a hands-on application of concepts, including demonstration of techniques for collecting, analyzing, and interpreting ecological data. Students also will gain experience in scientific writing. Prerequisites: BIO 1500 and BIO 1550G. Credit for BIO 3180 will not be granted if the student already has credit for or registration in BIO 3800. WI

BIO 3200 - Genetics. (3-2-4) The fundamental principles of genetics (classical, molecular, and population) stressing applications to all organisms. Credits: 4 Prerequisites & Notes: BIO 3120 or CHM 3450.

BIO 3210. Immunology. (3-3-4) S. Basic principles and laboratory procedures for the study of immune responses. Prerequisites: BIO 3120 or BIO 3200.

BIO 3300 - General Microbiology. (2-4-4) An introduction to the biology of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms. Emphasis is placed on bacteria and their chemical composition and structure, classification, growth, physiology, genetics, diversity, pathogenicity, ecology, and economic importance. The laboratory will include principles and techniques for the isolation, cultivation, enumeration, and characterization of microorganisms. Credits: 4 Prerequisites & Notes: BIO 1500.

BIO 3312 - Horticulture. (2-2-3) The principles and practices of indoor and outdoor home gardening with emphasis on practical applications of horticulture. Credits: 3 Prerequisites & Notes: BIO 1550G.

BIO 3322 - Dendrology. (2-3-3) The identification of common native, naturalized, and planted trees, shrubs, and vines of Illinois, their life histories, wood structure, ecology, and economic significance. The biotic divisions of Illinois and major forest regions of North America are also stressed. Credits: 3 Prerequisites & Notes: BIO 1550G.

BIO 3333G. Sustainable Energy and the Environment. (3-0-3) Su. An exploration of current renewable energy technologies, including bioenergy, with emphasis on their environmental impact and sustainability. The course is restricted to off- campus students that are non-Biological Sciences majors and minors.

BIO 3400 - Methods of Teaching Biological Sciences in High School. (2-2-3) A study of teaching techniques including the collection and use of materials for demonstrations and laboratory experiments. Thirty clock hours in pre-student teaching are required. Credits: 3 Prerequisites & Notes: EDP 2330 and SED 3330; for Middle Level Education majors, MLE 3110.

BIO 3450A - Independent Study I. (Arr.-Arr.-1-3) (Credit/No Credit) Individual study on a topic in biology selected by the student under the supervision of an instructor. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisites & Notes: BIO 1550G, and permission of the department chairperson and instructor. This course is not intended for students who wish to complete a research project. Credits: 1 to 3

BIO 3450B - Independent Study II (Arr.-Arr.-1 -3) (Credit/No Credit) Individual study on a topic in biology selected by the student under the supervision of an instructor. May not be repeated for elective credit. Prerequisites & Notes: BIO 1550G and permission of the department chairperson and instructor. This course is not intended for students who wish to complete a research project. Must complete BIO 3450A twice. Credits: 1 to 3

BIO 3451A - Undergraduate Research I. (Arr.-Arr.-1-3) (Credit/No Credit) Original research in Biological Sciences conducted in consultation with a faculty mentor. Students will conduct a research project using current scientific protocols. Hypothesis formation, bench work, data collection/analysis become the responsibility of each student. Written report required. May be repeated once for credit to a maximum of three semester hours for elective credit in the major from BIO 3451A and 3451B. Prerequisites & Notes: BIO 1550G and approval of instructor and department chairperson. Credits: 1 to 3

BIO 3451B - Undergraduate Research II (Arr.-Arr.-1-2) (Credit/No Credit) Original research in Biological Sciences conducted in consultation with a faculty mentor. Students will conduct a research project using current scientific protocols. Hypothesis formation, bench work, data collection/analysis become the responsibility of each student. Written report required. May be repeated once for credit to a maximum of three semester hours for elective credit in the major from BIO 3451A and 3451B. Prerequisites & Notes: BIO 1500G and approval of instructor and department chairperson. Must have completed BIO 3451A twice. Credits: 1 to 2

BIO 3460 - Clinical Rotation. (3-3-4) Practical experience for pre-health professional tract students to obtain the hands-on experience needed to be competitive for admission to professional schools. The course requires at least 3 hours of clinical time per week that is arranged over the semester. Students will rotate between different health professional settings. In addition to the clinical rotation, students will meet with the course instructor 3 hours per week to reflect on components of their rotation. Prerequisites: A grade of “B” or better in BIO 2210 and BIO 2220, or BIO 3620. May not have previously taken BIO3960A-001 (CRN#93104 or CRN#39559 or CRN#99378).

BIO 3510 - Plant Physiology. (2-4-4) The study of water relations, mineral nutrition, phytohormones, photosynthesis, respiration and physiological ecology. Credits: 4 Prerequisites & Notes: BIO 1500G and BIO 3120; or CHM 3450.

BIO 3520 - Animal Physiology. (3-3-4) A study of basic principles of animal physiology with emphasis on mammalian organ systems. WI Credits: 4 Prerequisites & Notes: BIO 3120 or CHM 3450.

BIO 3612 - Plant Evolution and Diversity. (2-3-3) The morphology, anatomy, life cycles, and evolutionary history of plants, including bryophytes, ferns and fern allies, gymnosperms, and angiosperms. WI Credits: 3 Prerequisites and Notes: BIO 1550G.

BIO 3620 - Functional Comparative Anatomy. (2-4-4) A study of vertebrate anatomy, emphasizing the evolution of form and function of structures. Laboratory dissection of representative vertebrates. Credits: 4 Prerequisites & Notes: BIO 1550G and junior-level standing.

BIO 3622 - Embryology. (2-4-4) Systematic examination of the mechanisms that underlie animal development from a single-cell to a multicellular organism. Morphological studies emphasize selected embryonic stages in echinoderms, amphibians, birds, and mammals. Credits: 4 Prerequisites & Notes: BIO 1550G.

BIO 3624 - HistologyBIO 3624 - Histology. (1-4-3) The structure and function of tissues, primarily human. Laboratory study is combined with discussion of normal tissue structures. Credits: 3 Prerequisites & Notes: BIO 2210 and BIO 2220, or permission of the instructor.

BIO 3710 - Plant - Animal Interactions. (3-0-3) S-even-numbered years. The course examines diverse interactions between plants and animals, including exploitative, commensal, and mutualistic relationships, as well as those indirectly affecting or mediated by third parties involved in multi-trophic interactions, such as fungi and bacteria. Credits: 3 Prerequisites and Notes: BIO 1550G.

BIO 3740 - Clinical Mycology. (3-0-3) F. An introduction to the fungi which cause superficial, subcutaneous and systemic infections in humans and other vertebrate organisms with an emphasis on the history, classification, morphology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, histopathology, clinical treatment and prevention of the diseases fungi cause. Prerequisites: BIO 1550G or permission of instructor.

BIO 3810 - Freshwater Ecology. (1-4-3) The physical environment and biological communities involved in fresh water ecosystems. Credits: 3 Prerequisites & Notes: BIO 1550G, CHM 1310G, and 1315G.

BIO 3850 - Environmental Health and Sustainability. (3-3-4) On Demand. An introduction to the principles of environmental sciences for biology majors. This course investigates the foundations of environmental science with particular attention to environmental problems from a biological perspective and the costs and benefits to their “solutions” from the local to global scale. This course pays particular attention to how to analyze, interpret and present scientific information in the life sciences. Prerequisites & Notes: BIO 1550G.

BIO 3888G - Subtropical and Marine Ecology. (Arr.-Arr.-4) S. The identification, natural history, and ecology of the flora and fauna of the Bahamas. This course will include a mandatory, week- long field experience to Fofar Field Station on Andros Island, Bahamas. Preference given to students with relevant experience in biology. Credits: 4 Prerequisites and Notes: Permission of instructor.

BIO 3950 - Vertebrate Natural History. (2-3-3) The natural history of vertebrates including distribution, reproduction, behavior, evolution, and phylogeny. WI Prerequisites & Notes: BIO 1550G. Credits: 3

BIO 3952 - Invertebrate Natural History. (2-3-3) Natural history, including distribution and habitat utilization; reproduction, behavior, and life histories; identification, classification and evolution of terrestrial and aquatic invertebrates. Emphasis on major groups in the Midwest. WI Credits: 3 Prerequisites & Notes: BIO 1550G.

BIO 3960A - Special Topics. (Arr.-Arr.-1-4) On Demand. Reading discussions, reports, on-campus and off-campus fieldwork on topics in biological sciences not ordinarily treated in existing courses. Topics to be announced. May be repeated once to a maximum of eight semester hours of credit in BIO 3960 courses with permission of the department chairperson. Prerequisites: BIO 1500, 1550G and permission of the department chairperson and instructor. Credits: 1 to 4

BIO 3960B - Special Topics. (Arr.-Arr.-1-4) On Demand. Reading discussions, reports, on-campus and off-campus fieldwork on topics in biological sciences not ordinarily treated in existing courses. Topics to be announced. May be repeated once to a maximum of eight semester hours of credit in BIO 3960 courses with permission of the department chairperson. Prerequisites: BIO 3960A (twice) and permission of the department chairperson and instructor. Credits: 1 to 4

BIO 3961 - Study Abroad Elective
1.000 TO 16.000 Credit hours

BIO 3970 - Study Abroad. (Arr.-Arr.-1-15) See STA 3970. Credits: 1 to 15.

BIO 3985 - Vertebrate Zoology. (3-0-3) A survey of the evolution, diversity and conservation of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, with special focus on North American and Illinois species. This course is designed for non-Biological Science majors, specifically non- traditional EIU students, and has no lab component.

BIO 3986 - Biotechnology: Hype/Reality. (3-0-3) A study of the current state of biotechnology. This course begins with understanding genes and gene expression and leads into a variety of current topics including the Human Genome Project, gene therapy, cloning, stem cell research, genetically modified organisms, and the advantages and potential threats of biotechnology.

BIO 3987 - Introduction to Evolution (3-0-3) A survey of the history, supporting evidence, mechanisms and implications of evolutionary theory. This is a course for non-majors interested in understanding one of the seminal ideas of modern civilization. Does not count towards the Biological Sciences major or minor.

BIO 3988 - Animal Welfare: Ethics and Issues. (3-0-3) An Introduction to animal welfare and related issues including behavior, physiology, human- animal interaction, ethics and standards. This course is for students interested in developing the ability to objectively assess animal welfare of species in production, zoos, research, and companion animals. Does not count towards the Biological Sciences major or minor.

BIO 3989 - Biology of the Human Body. (3- 0-3) A course for non-science majors that covers basic human biology. The course will cover a brief background of the levels of organization (molecular, cellular, tissue). The main focus will be over the functions and physiology of the organ systems. Does not count toward Biological Sciences Major or Minor, and does not have a lab component. Not open to those with credit for, or registration in BIO 2001G (Human Physiology). Does not count towards the Biological Sciences major or minor.

BIO 3990 - A Survey of Human Diseases: An Organ System Approach to the Human Body. (3-0-3) This course will focus on the clinical manifestations of various diseases. It will also introduce students to the physiology and anatomy of the human body, system by system. We will survey most diseases that afflict the major eleven systems of the body. No prerequisites, but an introductory Biology course is highly recommended. Does not count towards the Biological Sciences major or minor.

BIO 3991 - Introduction to Sustainability. (3-0-3) The course will focus on the impacts of human populations on the environment with particular focus on energy, sustainable resource consumption, and pollution. The course will develop a general understanding of how humans exploit natural resources and the technologies used in traditional and alternative energy production and the biogeochemistry of sustainable agriculture and freshwater usage. We will spend considerable time detailing the processes of extracting, refining, and distributing fossil fuels. We will then study the technologies being used to generate alternative energy solutions, including an explanation of how gasification of biomass, refining of bio-fuels, photovoltaic cells and wind turbines function. We will compare these traditional technologies to the alternative solutions to assess their impact on carbon cycling as well as the economic feasibility and efficiency of these technologies, considering both energy output and cost savings through the possible reduction of economic externalities. Additionally, we will analyze the biogeochemical processes that are associated with agriculture, development, and resource extraction that influence pollution and eutrophication of waterways. We will then examine the biochemical processes that cause algal blooms, acidification, and die-offs resulting from this run off. Lastly, the class will examine environmental pollutants with an emphasis on greenhouse gas emissions and particulate matter resulting from energy consumption with a specific focus on energy generation, carbon sequestration, atmospheric carbon level, and ocean acidification.

BIO 3995 - Introductory Statistics for the Health Sciences. (3-0-3) This course is designed to give the students an introduction to simple analytical techniques for the statistical analysis of data from the health sciences. Basic descriptive statistics, graphical data analysis, hypothesis testing of means, correlation, regression, simple analysis of variance and categorical data analysis will be covered. Emphasis will be on assumptions and when to use the specific procedures rather than on proofs or statistical theory. Correct use and interpretation of statistical procedures will be emphasized in the laboratory exercises. NOTE: this course does NOT count toward the Biological Sciences majors or minor.

BIO 3996 - Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria.This course will describe the cellular targets of antibiotics, the genetic basis of antibiotic resistance, the evolution of drug-resistant bacteria, and steps that can be taken to slow this process.

BIO 4275 - Internship. (Arr.-Arr.-6 OR 12) (Credit/No Credit) Employment experience in one or more phases of the Biological Sciences for one semester with an agency or firm approved by the environmental biology coordinator. A formal written report of the internship experience is required. The course may be repeated once for a total of not more than 12 hours. Prerequisites & Notes: Only open to students in Environmental Biology option. At least 90 semester hours of work in Biological Sciences program; completion of at least one advanced ecology course; minimum cumulative GPA or major GPA of 2.25; approval of the environmental biology coordinator. Credits: 6 or 12

BIO 4400A - Teaching in the Lab I. (Arr.- Arr.-1) (Credit/No Credit) Experience assisting and supervising in a biological lab setting. Students work under the direction of the course instructor. May be repeated for credit once. Prerequisites & Notes: Completion of the course in which the student is assisting with a grade of B or higher and permission of the instructor. Credits: 1

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BIO 4400B - Teaching in the Lab II. (Arr.- Arr.-1) (Credit/No Credit) Experience assisting and supervising in a biological lab setting. Students work under the direction of the course instructor. May not be repeated. Prerequisites & Notes: Completion of 2 semester hours of BIO 4400A Credits: 1

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BIO 4444A - Honors Independent Study I. (Arr.-Arr.-1-3) Consideration of special topics in Biological Sciences. Special emphasis on an area of interest to the student approved by faculty supervisor and Departmental Honors Coordinator. Prerequisites & Notes Admission to the Departmental Honors Program and permission of the Departmental Honors Coordinator. May be taken twice for credit. Credits: 1 to 3

BIO 4444B - Honors Independent Study II. (Arr.-Arr.-1-3) Consideration of special topics in Biological Sciences. Special emphasis on an area of interest to the student approved by faculty supervisor and Departmental Honors Coordinator. Prerequisites & Notes Admission to the Departmental Honors Program and permission of the Departmental Honors Coordinator. May be taken twice for credit. Must have completed BIO 4444A twice. Credits: 1 to 3

BIO 4444D - Honors Independent Study IIII. (Arr.-Arr.-1-3) Consideration of special topics in Biological Sciences. Special emphasis on an area of interest to the student approved by faculty supervisor and Departmental Honors Coordinator. Prerequisites & Notes Admission to the Departmental Honors Program and permission of the Departmental Honors Coordinator. Must have completed BIO 4444B twice. Credits: 1 to 3

BIO 4555A - Honors Research I. (Arr.-Arr.-1-3) Original experimental or theoretical research in Biological Sciences conducted in consultation with a faculty mentor. Students will conduct a research project using current scientific protocols. Prerequisites & Notes Admission to the Departmental Honors Program and permission of the Departmental Honors coordinator. May be taken for credit up to six semester hours. May be taken twice for credit. Credits: 1 to 3

BIO 4555B - Honors Research II. (Arr.-Arr.-1-3) Original experimental or theoretical research in Biological Sciences conducted in consultation with a faculty mentor. Students will conduct a research project using current scientific protocols.Prerequisites & Notes Admission to the Departmental Honors Program and permission of the Departmental Honors coordinator. May be taken for credit up to six semester hours. Must have completed BIO 4555A twice. Credits: 1 to 3

BIO 4555D - Honors Research III. (Arr.-Arr.-1 -3) Original experimental or theoretical research in Biological Sciences conducted in consultation with a faculty mentor. Students will conduct a research project using current scientific protocols. Prerequisites & Notes Admission to the Departmental Honors Program and permission of the Departmental Honors coordinator. May be taken for credit up to six semester hours. Must have completed BIO 4555B twice. Credits: 1 to 3

BIO 4644 - Honors Thesis. (Arr.-Arr.-3) Original research in preparation of a thesis on a topic in Biological Sciences approved by faculty supervisor and the Departmental Honors Coordinator. Students in the Biological Sciences Honors Program must take at least 3 credit hours of thesis. Credits: 3 Prerequisites & Notes Admission to the Departmental Honors Program and permission of the Departmental Honors Coordinator.

BIO 4666 - Honors Seminar. (2-0-1) Areas of investigation which require integration of Biological Sciences and research will be addressed. Credits: 1 Prerequisites & Notes: Admission to the Departmental Honors Program and permission of the Departmental Honors coordinator. May be taken twice for credit.

BIO 4750 - Statistical Analysis of Scientific Data. (2-2-3) Methods of quantitative analysis of biological data at the population level. Emphasis placed on practical applications of statistical analysis. Credits: 3 Prerequisites & Notes: College algebra or permission of instructor.

BIO 4751 - Advanced Molecular Cell Biology. (3-0-3) A study of the molecular basis of intracellular processes, including gene regulation and expression; molecular biosyntheses and transport; cell motility and adhesion; cell cycle regulation; and intracellular signaling, using case studies from current scientific literature. Credits: 3 Prerequisites & Notes: BIO 3120 and 3200.

BIO 4810 - Plant Ecology. (1-4-3) The application of investigative techniques to the study of the structure and successional patterns of plant communities. WI Credits: 3 Prerequisites & Notes: Two years of Biological Sciences.

BIO 4812 - Fisheries Ecology and Management. (2-3-3) Relationships of fish with biotic and abiotic components of their environment. Role of fishes in aquatic ecosystems and current management strategies. Credits: 3 Prerequisites & Notes: BIO 3180; BIO 4750 recommended.

BIO 4814 - Conservation Biology. (3-0-3) Study of the application of ecological and genetic principles to the preservation and conservation of biological diversity. Topics will include the demography and genetics of small populations, population viability, island biogeography, and the design of nature reserves. WI Credits: 3 Prerequisites & Notes: BIO 3200 and 3180.

BIO 4816 - Study of Biotic Communities. (2-Arr.-3) The study of selected biotic communities in Illinois and surrounding states. May be repeated for credit if a different topic is taught. Credits: 3 Prerequisites and Notes: Major in Biological Sciences; 12 semester hours in Biological Sciences including BIO 3180 or 4810; or permission of the instructor.

BIO 4818 - Environmental Microbiology. (2-4-4) An introduction to the principles, applications, and methodologies of environmental microbiology with emphasis on microbial interactions with animals and plants, on the microbiology of air, water, sewage, and soils, and on the role of microorganisms in biogeochemical cycling. The use of microorganisms in the bioremediation of environmental pollutants and in the recovery and enhancement of environmental resources will also be considered. Credits: 4 Prerequisites & Notes: BIO 3300 or equivalent or permission of the instructor.

BIO 4820 - Spatial Analysis for Environmental Sciences. (3-3-4) F. An introduction to how spatial data are synthesized and interpreted in the environmental sciences. The course will focus on interpretation of remotely sensed data, point pattern analysis, and digital elevation models. Students will become familiar using appropriate software such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), statistical and modeling software. Credits: 4 Prerequisites & Notes Permission of the instructor.

BIO 4830 - Comparative Vertebrate Physiology. (3-0-3) A comparison of physiological activities of vertebrates and adaptations to their natural environment. Credits: 3 Prerequisites & Notes: BIO 3520 and CHM 2430; CHM 3300 recommended.

BIO 4832 - Animal Behavior. (3-3-4) Theoretical and experimental studies of the principles of animal behavior. Credits: 4 Prerequisites & Notes: Sixteen semester hours of Biological Sciences or permission of the instructor.

BIO 4833 - Neurobiology of Diseases. (4-0- 4) Su. This course will cover in- depth the biology of important neurological and psychiatric diseases. Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in BIO 3120. May not have previously taken BIO5970D-001 (CRN#60736).

BIO 4834 - Neurobiology. (3-0-3) A study of the structure and function of neurons, the principal cells of the nervous system, at the molecular and cellular level. This course will emphasize neurobiological aspects of learning, memory, and behavior. Credits: 3 Prerequisites & Notes: BIO 3120 or permission of the instructor.

BIO 4835 - Advanced Neurobiology. (3-0-3) S. This course will cover advanced topics on molecular, cellular and physiological aspects of brain structure and function during health and diseases. Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in BIO 4834. May not have previously taken BIO5460H-001 (CRN#33735) or BIO3960A-003 (CRN#32704).

BIO 4836 - Pathogenic Microbiology. (2-4-4) An introduction to the role and activities of pathogenic microorganisms in the diseases of humans, animals, and plants with emphasis on the history, classification, morphology, nutrition and growth, metabolism, genetics, and virulence factors of disease-causing prokaryotes as well as the epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of the diseases they cause. The laboratory will emphasize clinical techniques required for the isolation, cultivation, and identification of pathogenic microorganisms. Credits: 4 Prerequisites & Notes: BIO 3300 or equivalent or permission of the instructor.

BIO 4840 - Resource Management and Environmental Assessment. (2-3-3) S. This course will explore the concepts in natural resource management including data acquisition and how environmental regulations are used in integrated ecological assessments at the federal and state level. Credits: 3 Prerequisites and Notes: Permission of the instructor.

BIO 4842 - Wildlife Ecology and Management. (3-0-3) S. Wildlife Ecology. Principles of managing wildlife resources with emphasis on population ecology, habitat management and the social context of wildlife management. Prerequisite: BIO 3180 or permission of instructor.

BIO 4850 - Wildlife Techniques. (2-3-3) F. Instruction in current field, lab and analytical techniques in wildlife biology. This will include: population and biodiversity estimation, capture and marking, behavioral observations, age estimation, condition assessment, biotelemetry, and habitat assessment. BIO 5372 and BIO 3960 are equivalent courses. Students will not be allowed to earn credit in BIO 4850 if they already have received credit for BIO 5372 or BIO 3960. Grade and credit hours for this course will be removed if student already has credit for those courses. Prerequisites: Junior-level standing and “C” or better in BIO 3950 or BIO 3180 or permission of instructor. BIO 4750 recommended. WI

BIO 4892 - Introduction to Paleobotany. (3-2-4) Introduction to the origin and theories of evolution, diversification, radiation, and paleogeography of plants through time, with special reference to vascular plants. Field work. Credits: 4 Prerequisites & Notes: BIO 1550G or permission of instructor. Credit not granted for both GEO 4892 and BIO 4892.

BIO 4914 - Plant Anatomy. (2-3-3) F. A comprehensive study of the internal structure of vascular plants, focusing primarily on the anatomy of seed plants. The course emphasizes plant development and structural-functional relationships. The laboratory component of this class will introduce students to basic microtechniques and emphasize microscopic plant structure. Restriction: Junior status. Prerequisite: BIO 1550G or at least 9 semester hours in the biological sciences major.

BIO 4920 - Medicinal Plants. (3-0-3) On Demand. A worldwide survey of the past and present human utilization of plants and plant products as medicines, including their chemical constituents and natural and cultural history. WI Prerequisite: BIO 1550G or equivalent.

BIO 4940 - Phycology. (2-3-3) Introduction to algal biology; emphasis is placed on freshwater algae including the study of classification, life-history, physiology, ecology, and evolution. Credits: 3 Prerequisites & Notes: BIO 1550G.

BIO 4942 - Mycology. (2-3-3) Survey of the fungi; specifically the characteristics and phylogenetic relationships of the major groups of fungi, their structure, growth and development, physiology, reproduction and dispersal, genetics, ecological role and economic importance. WI Credits: 3 Prerequisites & Notes: BIO 1550G.

BIO 4944 - Lichens. (2-3-3) Systematic survey of the lichens, including their physiology, growth and development, reproduction, ecology, economic importance, and classification. Field trips required. WI Credits: 3 Prerequisites & Notes: BIO 1550G.

BIO 4946 - Bryology. (1-4-3) The structure, identification, life-history, and importance of the mosses and liverworts. Fall field trip is required. Credits: 3 Prerequisites & Notes: BIO 1550G.

BIO 4948 - Plant Taxonomy. (1-4-3) The classification and evolution of flowering plants. Emphasis on learning common families and field techniques, especially specimen preparation. Saturday field trip required. Credits: 3 Prerequisites & Notes: BIO 1550G

BIO 4950 - Ichthyology. (2-3-3) Study of the anatomy, physiology, systematics and zoogeography of fishes. Credits: 3 Prerequisites & Notes: BIO 3180 or BIO 3950 or permission of instructor.

BIO 4952 - Herpetology. (2-3-3) S-even-numbered years. A survey of the amphibian and reptilian classes, with emphasis on the extant herpetofauna of ¿Mid-West¿ region of the North America. Material presented in lecture will be supplemented with laboratory examinations of preserved specimens and field trips to regional sites for surveying available taxa. Prerequisites & Notes: BIO 3180 or BIO 3950 and junior-level standing.

BIO 4954 - Ornithology. (2-3-3) The identification, classification, distribution, and natural history of Midwestern birds. WI Credits: 3 Prerequisites & Notes: BIO 3180 or BIO 3950 or permission of instructor.

BIO 4956 - Mammalogy. (2-3-3) F. A study of mammals with emphasis on mammalian evolution, classification, distribution, physiology, natural history and ecology. Prerequisite: BIO 3180 or permission of instructor.

BIO 4958 - Parasitology. (3-3-4) F. A study of parasitism as a symbiotic relationship; to include identification, systematics, life histories, pathology, and control of common parasites of animals, including humans. Prerequisite: BIO 1550G or permission of instructor.

BIO 4960 - Wetland and Aquatic Vascular Plants. (2-3-3) F-odd-numbered years. The study of the taxonomy and ecology of wetland and aquatic plants, emphasizing those occurring in the Midwest. Field trips required. Credits: 3 Prerequisites & Notes: BIO 1550G

BIO 4964 - Entomology. (3-3-4) F. A study of insects, and closely related arthropods, with regard to identification, ecology, morphology, physiology, and evolution. Methods of collection and specimen preparation are included. WI Prerequisites and Notes: BIO 1550G or permission of instructor. Course may not be repeated. Credits: 4

BIO 4984 - Organic Evolution. (3-0-3) Fundamental principles of organic evolution stressing historical fact, evidences for and processes common to all biota. WI Credits: 3 Prerequisites & Notes BIO 1550G, 3200, and senior-level standing.

BIO 5150 - Graduate Seminar. (2-0-1). Seminar in current biological sciences literature. Required of all biological sciences graduate students. May be repeated, with maximum of two hours credit applied to graduate degree.

BIO 5200 - Stream Ecology. (3-0-3) A description of the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics in streams and rivers including an integrated study of the environmental factors affecting the composition and distribution of biota. The course will also emphasize the application of ecological principles in aquatic ecosystem protection and management. Prerequisites and Notes: BIO 3800. Credits: 3

BIO 5202 - Behavioral Ecology. (3-0-3) The study of natural selection and how it relates to adaptive strategies of behavioral phenomena in animal populations in response to the biotic and abiotic environment. Emphasis will be placed on theoretical aspects of current topics in behavioral ecology.

BIO 5204 - Ecotoxicology and Biological Monitoring of Pollution.(1-4-3) Characterization of pollutants and their qualitative and quantitative effects on biota. Includes laboratory investigation of biological and ecotoxicological effects of pollution. Prerequisites and Notes: 12 semester hours in the biological sciences and one year of college chemistry.

BIO 5206 - Advanced Limnology. (2-3-3) Investigation of the functioning of lakes and reservoirs with specific regard to the relative roles of physical, chemical and biological factors in determining species distribution and abundance. Emphasis will be placed on lake and reservoir management and restoration.

BIO 5208 - Population Ecology. (3-0-3) This course covers the structure and dynamics of populations with an emphasis on understanding how reproduction, mortality and dispersal interact to control fluctuations in population size and structure. Special emphasis will be placed on the use of models to address specific applications in conservation biology and natural resource management. Prerequisites and Notes: BIO 3800.

BIO 5210 - Insect Morphology and Physiology. (3-3-4) An in-depth examination of the physiological processes and morphological adaptations by which insects function in their physical, chemical, and biological environments. Experimental methods and research equipment appropriate to the discipline will be introduced. Course available Spring 2006. Prerequisites and Notes: BIO 3720 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

BIO 5225 - Systematics. (3-2-3) The course provides a comprehensive survey of the theory and methodology of biological systematics as currently practiced. The course emphasizes practical experience in the acquisition and analysis of systematic data, understanding of biological patterns in the context of phylogenetic hypotheses, and hands-on experience using several computer programs in systematic studies. Prerequisites and Notes: 16 semester hours of biological science.

BIO 5232 - Plant Cell and Tissue Culture. (2-3-3) Techniques in the initiation, propagation, maintenance, preservation, and genetic improvement of plant cells, tissues, and organs in vitro. Prerequisites and Notes: BIO 3200 is recommended, but it is not required.

BIO 5250 - Biological Microtechnique. (3- 3-4) F. Techniques in preparing biological specimens for sectioning, staining, and visualization with a microscope. Light and scanning electron microscopy will be utilized. Prerequisite: At least 16 semester hours of biological sciences or permission of the instructor.

BIO 5333 - Bioenergy and Bioresources. (2-2-3) This course explores the components and properties of algae and plants that make them useful for bioenergy applications. Sustainable production of crops and species is discussed, along with the environmental impact of their growth, harvest and utilization. Prerequisite: Admission to an MS in the College of Sciences or admission to the MS in Sustainable Energy.

BIO 5340 - Population Genetics. (3-2-3) Theoretical principles of population genetics and application of experimental methodology using quantitative and analytical methods. Laboratory topics: nucleic acid analyses, enzyme electrophoresis, polytene chromosome examinations, and statistical analyses. Prerequisites and Notes: BIO 3200 and either BIO 4750, MAT 2250C or equivalent.

BIO 5360 - Field Mycology. (3-3-4) The collection, identification, and ecology of macrofungi. Prerequisites and Notes: BIO 1200G.

BIO 5366 - Biogeography. (3-0-3) The study of the geographical distribution of organisms, their habitats, and the historical and biological factors that produced them. Prerequisites and Notes: 16 semester hours of biological sciences or permission of the instructor.

BIO 5380 - Landscape Ecology. (2-2-3) Introduction to the principles and application of landscape ecology, the study of pattern and heterogeneity across large spatial scales. Emphasis is placed on how to characterize pattern, how it develops and changes through time, and its implications for populations, communities, and ecosystem processes. Prerequisites and Notes: BIO 3800 or permission of instructor.

BIO 5381 - Advanced Biostatistics. (3-0-3) Survey of methods of analysis of univariate and multivariate data from biological systems. Techniques will include: survival analysis, ANOVA, MANOVA, ordination methods and regression analysis. Focus will be on the practical application of techniques. Prerequisites and Notes: BIO 4750 or MAT 2250G; or permission of instructor

BIO 5385 - Experimental Design for the Laboratory and Field. (2-2-3) F. Experimental Design. This course will explore the design, implementation and analysis of scientific experiments in biology from a statistical perspective for field and laboratory based studies. The course will focus on the use of modern statistical approaches that include mixed-model, permutational and multi- model procedures within the context of readily available statistical software packages. Prerequisite(s): BIO 4750 or MAT 2250G; Not concurrently.

BIO 5400 - Cell Physiology. (3-3-4) A study of the fundamental physical and chemical processes which underlie cellular structure and function. Prerequisites and Notes: BIO 3520 and one course in organic chemistry.

BIO 5402 - Advanced Plant Physiology I, Plant Growth and Development. (2-3-3) The growth and development of seed plants from germination through maturation with emphasis on water relations, nitrogen metabolism, and environmental influences. Prerequisites and Notes: BIO 3510 and CHM 2430; biochemistry recommended.

BIO 5404 - Advanced Plant Physiology II, Metabolism. (2-3-3) The principles of photosynthesis, respiration, and organic translocation. Prerequisites and Notes: BIO 3510 and CHM 2430; biochemistry recommended.

BIO 5406 - Endocrinology. (3-3-4) A study of endocrine glands and mechanisms of hormone action. Prerequisites and Notes: BIO 3520 and CHM 2430.

BIO 5460A - Special Topics in Biological Sciences. (Arr.-Arr.-1-4) On Demand. Specific areas within the cohort disciplines will be given intensive study through lectures, lab, readings, reports, papers, and discussion. Prerequisites & Notes: Student must be eligible to take graduate courses and permission from instructor. Credits: 1 to 4

BIO 5460B - Special Topics in Biological Sciences. (Arr.-Arr.-1-4) On Demand. Specific areas within the cohort disciplines will be given intensive study through lectures, lab, readings, reports, papers, and discussion. Prerequisites & Notes: Student must be eligible to take graduate courses and permission from instructor. Credits: 1 to 4

BIO 5460D - Special Topics in Biological Sciences. (Arr.-Arr.-1-4) On Demand. Specific areas within the cohort disciplines will be given intensive study through lectures, lab, readings, reports, papers, and discussion. Prerequisites & Notes: Student must be eligible to take graduate courses and permission from instructor. Credits: 1 to 4

BIO 5460E - Special Topics in Biological Sciences. (Arr.-Arr.-1-4) On Demand. Specific areas within the cohort disciplines will be given intensive study through lectures, lab, readings, reports, papers, and discussion. Prerequisites & Notes: Student must be eligible to take graduate courses and permission from instructor. Credits: 1 to 4

BIO 5460F - Special Topics in Biological Sciences. (Arr.-Arr.-1-4) On Demand. Specific areas within the cohort disciplines will be given intensive study through lectures, lab, readings, reports, papers, and discussion. Prerequisites & Notes: Student must be eligible to take graduate courses and permission from instructor. Credits: 1 to 4

BIO 5460H - Special Topics in Biological Sciences. (Arr.-Arr.-1-4) On Demand. Specific areas within the cohort disciplines will be given intensive study through lectures, lab, readings, reports, papers, and discussion. Prerequisites & Notes: Student must be eligible to take graduate courses and permission from instructor. Credits: 1 to 4

BIO 5460I - Special Topics in Biological Sciences. (Arr.-Arr.-1-4) On Demand. Specific areas within the cohort disciplines will be given intensive study through lectures, lab, readings, reports, papers, and discussion. Prerequisites & Notes: Student must be eligible to take graduate courses and permission from instructor. Credits: 1 to 4

BIO 5460J - Special Topics in Biological Sciences. (Arr.-Arr.-1-4) On Demand. Specific areas within the cohort disciplines will be given intensive study through lectures, lab, readings, reports, papers, and discussion. Prerequisites & Notes: Student must be eligible to take graduate courses and permission from instructor. Credits: 1 to 4

BIO 5460K - Special Topics in Biological Sciences. (Arr.-Arr.-1-4) On Demand. Specific areas within the cohort disciplines will be given intensive study through lectures, lab, readings, reports, papers, and discussion. Prerequisites & Notes: Student must be eligible to take graduate courses and permission from instructor. Credits: 1 to 4

BIO 5460L - Special Topics in Biological Sciences. (Arr.-Arr.-1-4) On Demand. Specific areas within the cohort disciplines will be given intensive study through lectures, lab, readings, reports, papers, and discussion. Prerequisites & Notes: Student must be eligible to take graduate courses and permission from instructor. Credits: 1 to 4

BIO 5460M - Special Topics in Biological Sciences. (Arr.-Arr.-1-4) On Demand. Specific areas within the cohort disciplines will be given intensive study through lectures, lab, readings, reports, papers, and discussion. Prerequisites & Notes: Student must be eligible to take graduate courses and permission from instructor. Credits: 1 to 4

BIO 5460O - Special Topics in Biological Sciences. (Arr.-Arr.-1-4) On Demand. Specific areas within the cohort disciplines will be given intensive study through lectures, lab, readings, reports, papers, and discussion. Prerequisites & Notes: Student must be eligible to take graduate courses and permission from instructor. Credits: 1 to 4

BIO 5460P - Special Topics in Biological Sciences. (Arr.-Arr.-1-4) On Demand. Specific areas within the cohort disciplines will be given intensive study through lectures, lab, readings, reports, papers, and discussion. Prerequisites & Notes: Student must be eligible to take graduate courses and permission from instructor. Credits: 1 to 4

BIO 5460Q - Special Topics in Biological Sciences. (Arr.-Arr.-1-4) On Demand. Specific areas within the cohort disciplines will be given intensive study through lectures, lab, readings, reports, papers, and discussion. Prerequisites & Notes: Student must be eligible to take graduate courses and permission from instructor. Credits: 1 to 4

BIO 5460T - Special Topics in Biological Sciences. (Arr.-Arr.-1-4) On Demand. Specific areas within the cohort disciplines will be given intensive study through lectures, lab, readings, reports, papers, and discussion. Prerequisites & Notes: Student must be eligible to take graduate courses and permission from instructor. Credits: 1 to 4

BIO 5460U - Special Topics in Biological Sciences. (Arr.-Arr.-1-4) On Demand. Specific areas within the cohort disciplines will be given intensive study through lectures, lab, readings, reports, papers, and discussion. Prerequisites & Notes: Student must be eligible to take graduate courses and permission from instructor. Credits: 1 to 4

BIO 5460V - Special Topics in Biological Sciences. (Arr.-Arr.-1-4) On Demand. Specific areas within the cohort disciplines will be given intensive study through lectures, lab, readings, reports, papers, and discussion. Prerequisites & Notes: Student must be eligible to take graduate courses and permission from instructor. Credits: 1 to 4

BIO 5460W - Special Topics in Biological Sciences. (Arr.-Arr.-1-4) On Demand. Specific areas within the cohort disciplines will be given intensive study through lectures, lab, readings, reports, papers, and discussion. Prerequisites & Notes: Student must be eligible to take graduate courses and permission from instructor. Credits: 1 to 4

BIO 5460X - Special Topics in Biological Sciences. (Arr.-Arr.-1-4) On Demand. Specific areas within the cohort disciplines will be given intensive study through lectures, lab, readings, reports, papers, and discussion. Prerequisites & Notes: Student must be eligible to take graduate courses and permission from instructor. Credits: 1 to 4

BIO 5460Y - Special Topics in Biological Sciences. (Arr.-Arr.-1-4) On Demand. Specific areas within the cohort disciplines will be given intensive study through lectures, lab, readings, reports, papers, and discussion. Prerequisites & Notes: Student must be eligible to take graduate courses and permission from instructor. Credits: 1 to 4

BIO 5460Z - Special Topics in Biological Sciences. (Arr.-Arr.-1-4) On Demand. Specific areas within the cohort disciplines will be given intensive study through lectures, lab, readings, reports, papers, and discussion. Prerequisites & Notes: Student must be eligible to take graduate courses and permission from instructor. Credits: 1 to 4

BIO 5900A - Research in Biological Sciences. (Arr.-Arr.-1 to 6) (Credit/No Credit) Intended for thesis option students conducting original research in consultation with a thesis advisor. May be repeated once for a maximum of eight semester hours in BIO 5900A and BIO 5900B. NOTE: A maximum of nine semester hours in combination of 5900, 5950, and 5990 A/B may be applied to the graduate degree. Students not writing a thesis are ineligible to register for this course. Prerequisites & Notes: Completion of the thesis proposal form and permission of the Coordinator, Biological Sciences Graduate Program Committee. Credits: 1 to 6

BIO 5900B - Research in Biological Sciences. (Arr.-Arr.-1 to 6) (Credit/No Credit) Intended for thesis option students conducting original research in consultation with a thesis advisor. May be repeated once for a maximum of eight semester hours in BIO 5900A and BIO 5900B. NOTE: A maximum of nine semester hours in combination of 5900A/B, 5950, and 5990 may be applied to the graduate degree. Students not writing a thesis are ineligible to register for this course. Prerequisites & Notes: Completion of BIO 5900A twice. Credits: 1 to 6

BIO 5900L - Research in Biological Sciences. (Arr.-Arr.-1 to 6) (Credit/No Credit) Intended for thesis option students conducting original research in consultation with a thesis advisor. May be repeated once for a maximum of eight semester hours in BIO 5900A, BIO 5900B, BIO 5900L and BIO 5900M. NOTE: A maximum of nine semester hours in combination of 5900, 5950, and 5990 A/B may be applied to the graduate degree. Students not writing a thesis are ineligible to register for this course. Prerequisites & Notes: Completion of the thesis proposal form and permission of the Coordinator, Biological Sciences Graduate Program Committee. Credits: 1 to 6

BIO 5900M - Researching Biological Sciences. (Arr.-Arr.-1 to 6) (Credit/No Credit) Intended for thesis option students conducting original research in consultation with a thesis advisor. May be repeated once for a maximum of eight semester hours in BIO 5900A, BIO 5900B, BIO 5900L, and BIO 5900M. NOTE: A maximum of nine semester hours in combination of 5900, 5950, and 5990 may be applied to the graduate degree. Students not writing a thesis are ineligible to register for this course. Prerequisites & Notes: Completion of BIO 5900A or BIO 5900L twice. Credits: 1 to 6

BIO 5950 - Thesis. (Arr.-Arr.-3 or 6) (Credit/No Credit) May be repeated for credit up to six semester hours. NOTE: For thesis option students, a maximum of nine semester hours in a combination of 5900, 5950, and 5990 may be applied to the graduate degree.

BIO 5951 - Non-credit Thesis. (0-0-0). Non-credit Thesis. The purpose of this course is to allow a graduate student to remain continuously enrolled and access services required to complete the thesis after completing the maximum number of hours of credit for thesis [5950], research [5900], and independent study [5990] in a thesis option. Credits: 0

BIO 5970A - Special Topics in Biological Sciences. (Arr.-Arr.-1-4) On Demand. Specific areas within the cohort disciplines will be given intensive study through lectures, lab, readings, reports, papers, and discussion. Prerequisites & Notes: Student must be eligible to take graduate courses and permission from instructor. Credits: 1 to 4

BIO 5970B - Special Topics in Biological Sciences. (Arr.-Arr.-1-4) On Demand. Specific areas within the cohort disciplines will be given intensive study through lectures, lab, readings, reports, papers, and discussion. Prerequisites & Notes: Student must be eligible to take graduate courses and permission from instructor. Credits: 1 to 4

BIO 5970D - Special Topics in Biological Sciences. (Arr.-Arr.-1-4) On Demand. Specific areas within the cohort disciplines will be given intensive study through lectures, lab, readings, reports, papers, and discussion. Prerequisites & Notes: Student must be eligible to take graduate courses and permission from instructor. Credits: 1 to 4

BIO 5970E - Special Topics in Biological Sciences. (Arr.-Arr.-1-4) On Demand. Specific areas within the cohort disciplines will be given intensive study through lectures, lab, readings, reports, papers, and discussion. Prerequisites & Notes: Student must be eligible to take graduate courses and permission from instructor. Credits: 1 to 4

BIO 5970F - Special Topics in Biological Sciences. (Arr.-Arr.-1-4) On Demand. Specific areas within the cohort disciplines will be given intensive study through lectures, lab, readings, reports, papers, and discussion. Prerequisites & Notes: Student must be eligible to take graduate courses and permission from instructor. Credits: 1 to 4

BIO 5970H - Special Topics in Biological Sciences. (Arr.-Arr.-1-4) On Demand. Specific areas within the cohort disciplines will be given intensive study through lectures, lab, readings, reports, papers, and discussion. Prerequisites & Notes: Student must be eligible to take graduate courses and permission from instructor. Credits: 1 to 4

BIO 5970I - Special Topics in Biological Sciences. (Arr.-Arr.-1-4) On Demand. Specific areas within the cohort disciplines will be given intensive study through lectures, lab, readings, reports, papers, and discussion. Prerequisites & Notes: Student must be eligible to take graduate courses and permission from instructor. Credits: 1 to 4

BIO 5970J - Special Topics in Biological Sciences. (Arr.-Arr.-1-4) On Demand. Specific areas within the cohort disciplines will be given intensive study through lectures, lab, readings, reports, papers, and discussion. Prerequisites & Notes: Student must be eligible to take graduate courses and permission from instructor. Credits: 1 to 4

BIO 5970K - Special Topics in Biological Sciences

BIO 5970L - Special Topics in Biological Sciences. (Arr.-Arr.-1-4) On Demand. Specific areas within the cohort disciplines will be given intensive study through lectures, lab, readings, reports, papers, and discussion. Prerequisites & Notes: Student must be eligible to take graduate courses and permission from instructor. Credits: 1 to 4

BIO 5970M - Special Topics in Biological Sciences. (Arr.-Arr.-1-4) On Demand. Specific areas within the cohort disciplines will be given intensive study through lectures, lab, readings, reports, papers, and discussion. Prerequisites & Notes: Student must be eligible to take graduate courses and permission from instructor. Credits: 1 to 4

BIO 5970O - Special Topics in Biological Sciences. (Arr.-Arr.-1-4) On Demand. Specific areas within the cohort disciplines will be given intensive study through lectures, lab, readings, reports, papers, and discussion. Prerequisites & Notes: Student must be eligible to take graduate courses and permission from instructor. Credits: 1 to 4

BIO 5970P - Special Topics in Biological Sciences. (Arr.-Arr.-1-4) On Demand. Specific areas within the cohort disciplines will be given intensive study through lectures, lab, readings, reports, papers, and discussion. Prerequisites & Notes: Student must be eligible to take graduate courses and permission from instructor. Credits: 1 to 4

BIO 5970Q - Special Topics in Biological Sciences. (Arr.-Arr.-1-4) On Demand. Specific areas within the cohort disciplines will be given intensive study through lectures, lab, readings, reports, papers, and discussion. Prerequisites & Notes: Student must be eligible to take graduate courses and permission from instructor. Credits: 1 to 4

BIO 5970T - Special Topics in Biological Sciences. (Arr.-Arr.-1-4) On Demand. Specific areas within the cohort disciplines will be given intensive study through lectures, lab, readings, reports, papers, and discussion. Prerequisites & Notes: Student must be eligible to take graduate courses and permission from instructor. Credits: 1 to 4

BIO 5970U - Special Topics in Biological Sciences. (Arr.-Arr.-1-4) On Demand. Specific areas within the cohort disciplines will be given intensive study through lectures, lab, readings, reports, papers, and discussion. Prerequisites & Notes: Student must be eligible to take graduate courses and permission from instructor. Credits: 1 to 4

BIO 5970V - Special Topics in Biological Sciences. (Arr.-Arr.-1-4) On Demand. Specific areas within the cohort disciplines will be given intensive study through lectures, lab, readings, reports, papers, and discussion. Prerequisites & Notes: Student must be eligible to take graduate courses and permission from instructor. Credits: 1 to 4

BIO 5970W - Special Topics in Biological Sciences. (Arr.-Arr.-1-4) On Demand. Specific areas within the cohort disciplines will be given intensive study through lectures, lab, readings, reports, papers, and discussion. Prerequisites & Notes: Student must be eligible to take graduate courses and permission from instructor. Credits: 1 to 4

BIO 5970X - Special Topics in Biological Sciences. (Arr.-Arr.-1-4) On Demand. Specific areas within the cohort disciplines will be given intensive study through lectures, lab, readings, reports, papers, and discussion. Prerequisites & Notes: Student must be eligible to take graduate courses and permission from instructor. Credits: 1 to 4

BIO 5970Y - Special Topics in Biological Sciences. (Arr.-Arr.-1-4) On Demand. Specific areas within the cohort disciplines will be given intensive study through lectures, lab, readings, reports, papers, and discussion. Prerequisites & Notes: Student must be eligible to take graduate courses and permission from instructor. Credits: 1 to 4

BIO 5970Z - Special Topics in Biological Sciences. (Arr.-Arr.-1-4) On Demand. Specific areas within the cohort disciplines will be given intensive study through lectures, lab, readings, reports, papers, and discussion. Prerequisites & Notes: Student must be eligible to take graduate courses and permission from instructor. Credits: 1 to 4

BIO 5980A - Graduate Internship in Biological Sciences. (Arr.-Arr.- 1-6) (Credit/No Credit) A graduate-level employment experience in the biological sciences with an agency, firm or facility approved by a faculty advisor and the coordinator of the Biological Sciences Graduate Program Committee. A written report on the internship experience is required at the completion of 6 credit hours. Prerequisites and Notes: For internship option students, at least 20 semester hours of graduate credit in the Biological Sciences Graduate Program. May be repeated once for a maximum of six semester hours in BIO 5980A, BIO 5980B and BIO 5980D. Note: For internship option students, a maximum of nine semester hours in a combination of 5980A/B/D and 5990 may be applied to the graduate program. Credits: 1 - 6

BIO 5980B - Graduate Internship in Biological Sciences. (Arr.-Arr.- 1-6) (Credit/No Credit) A graduate-level employment experience in the biological sciences with an agency, firm or facility approved by a faculty advisor and the coordinator of the Biological Sciences Graduate Program Committee. A written report on the internship experience is required at the completion of 6 credit hours. Prerequisites and Notes: For internship option students, at least 20 semester hours of graduate credit in the Biological Sciences Graduate Program. May be repeated once for a maximum of six semester hours in BIO 5980A, BIO 5980B and BIO 5980D. Note: For internship option students, a maximum of nine semester hours in a combination of 5980A/B/D and 5990 may be applied to the graduate program. Credits: 1 - 6

BIO 5980D - Graduate Internship in Biological Sciences. (Arr.-Arr.- 1-6) (Credit/No Credit) A graduate-level employment experience in the biological sciences with an agency, firm or facility approved by a faculty advisor and the coordinator of the Biological Sciences Graduate Program Committee. A written report on the internship experience is required at the completion of 6 credit hours. Prerequisites and Notes: For internship option students, at least 20 semester hours of graduate credit in the Biological Sciences Graduate Program. May be repeated once for a maximum of six semester hours in BIO 5980A, BIO 5980B and BIO 5980D. Note: For internship option students, a maximum of nine semester hours in a combination of 5980A/B/D and 5990 may be applied to the graduate program. Credits: 1 - 6

BIO 5990A - Independent Study I. (Arr.-Arr.-1 to 6) (Credit/No Credit) Advanced studies in a selected field of the biological sciences other than the thesis or internship. May be repeated once for a maximum of six semester hours of credit. NOTE: Students who do not write a thesis may apply a maximum of three semester hours of credit toward the graduate degree. Credits: 1 to 6

BIO 5990B - Independent Study II. (Arr.-Arr.-1 to 6) (Credit/No Credit) Advanced studies in a selected field of the biological sciences other than the thesis or internship. May be repeated once for a maximum of six semester hours of credit. NOTE: Students who do not write a thesis may apply a maximum of three semester hours of credit toward the graduate degree. Prerequisites & Notes: Completion of BIO 5990A twice Credits: 1 to 6

BIO 5991 - Non-credit Independent Study. (0-0-0) The purpose of this course is to allow a graduate student to remain continuously enrolled as an auditor and access services required to complete the degree after completing all degree requirements except for completion of examinations or other non-course capstone requirements. Candidates in thesis options use non-credit thesis (5951). Prerequisites: Candidate must retain degree seeking status and secure permission of the department chair or graduate coordinator. Credits: Audit only.

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