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BIO 100 Concepts of Biology (Fall 2010 Lecture)
A one-semester introductory course covering the main concepts of biology for students not majoring in science. Meets General Education requirements for a laboratory science.

BIO 103 General Biology I (Fall 2010 Lecture)
Half of a two-semester introductory course studying the major principles of biology. Topics include the chemical and physical foundations of life; cell structure & function, metabolism, development, and genetics. 3 hours of lecture and 3 hours of laboratory per week.
Required course for Biology major. Meets General Education requirements only if BIO 104 is successfully completed.

BIO 225 Cancer Biology
A lecture course introducing students to a variety of topics in cancer biology including: the nature of cancer cells, causes of cancer, the body's response to cancer, and cancer treatment and prevention.
Prerequisite: one 4-credit college biology course.
Online text and original research papers will be used. Students are expected to present weekly news summaries, or more extensive Powerpoint presentations.

BIO 312 Genetics (Fall 2008 Lab)
This course covers the basic principles of genetics, including classical genetics, molecular genetics, gene expression, quantitative genetics, cytogenetics, population genetics and evolutionary genetics. The laboratory includes projects studying Drosophila genetics and human DNA fingerprinting.

BIO 410 Topics in Molecular Genetics (Spring 2010)
An advanced lecture-&-lab course emphasizing current understanding of genome structure and function. Laboratory exercises will teach fundamental techniques in DNA manipulation and analysis.
Prerequisite: genetics or biochemistry.
Online text and original research papers will be used. Students are expected to deliver two Powerpoint presentations during the semester.

BIO 440 Molecular Biology
An advanced lecture course examining the molecular mechanisms underlying biological processes. Emphasis will be on structure and function of DNA, RNA, and proteins.
Prerequisite: junior standing. Cell biology,microbiology, or genetics recommended.
Online text and original research papers will be used. Students are expected to deliver two Powerpoint presentations during the semester.

BIO 500 Graduate Seminar
Techniques in scientific literature research, scientific writing, and digital presentations.
Students will prepare and present a PowerPoint presentation and lead a class discussion on a research topic of choice.
Prerequisite:
admission to the Master's degree program in Biological & Environmental Sciences, or permission of the instructor.

BIO 535 Advanced Molecular Biology
A lecture-&-lab course examining advanced topics in molecular biology, including genome/transcriptome/proteome analysis. Students will learn techniques in molecular analysis, and conduct small research projects.
Background in genetics or molecular biology is recommended.
Online text and original research papers will be used. One or two exams, several short reports, and two PowerPoint presentations will be required.
Prerequisite:
admission to the Master's degree program in Biological & Environmental Sciences, or permission of the instructor.

BIO 536 Molecular Oncology
An advanced lecture course examining molecular mechanisms underlying cell growth control, carcinogenesis, cancer genetics and immunology, and current treatment technologies.
Background in genetics or molecular biology is recommended.
Online text and original research papers will be used. One or two exams, several short reports, and two PowerPoint presentations will be required.
Prerequisite:
admission to the Master's degree program in Biological & Environmental Sciences, or permission of the instructor.

BIO 537 Molecular Endocrinology
An advanced lecture course examining molecular aspects of hormone synthesis & structure, hormonal regulation of gene expression and cellular pathways, and aberrant hormone effects.
Recommended background in physiology, genetics, or biochemistry.
Online text and original research papers will be used. One or two exams, several short reports, and two PowerPoint presentations will be required.
Prerequisite:
admission to the Master's degree program in Biological & Environmental Sciences, or permission of the instructor.

BIO 538 Molecular Mechanisms of Animal Development
An advanced lecture course exploring molecular and genetic mechanisms underlying cell adhesion, cell-cell communication, signaling pathways, apoptosis, pattern & body axis formation, morphogenesis and sex determination in animals.
Recommended background in genetics, cell biology, or developmental biology.
Online text and original research papers will be used. One or two exams, several short reports, and two PowerPoint presentations will be required.
Prerequisite:
admission to the Master's degree program in Biological & Environmental Sciences, or permission of the instructor.

BIO 539 Molecular Biology of Procaryotes
An advanced lecture course examining the molecular mechanisms underlying procaryotic biology. Emphasis will be on pathogenic bacteria.
Recommended background in microbiology, genetics, or molecular biology.
Online text and original research papers will be used. One or two exams, several short reports, and two PowerPoint presentations will be required.
Prerequisite:
admission to the Master's degree program in Biological & Environmental Sciences, or permission of the instructor.

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