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Biology

Course Code
BIOL 322L  Credits
Title Vertebrate Zoology Lab 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Lab that accompanies Biol 322. 



Course Code
BIOL 323  Credits
Title Human Anatomy 
Prerequisite BIOL 111 OR BIOL 115 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Anatomical structure of the human body, from individual organ systems to the integrated whole. Includes cadaver dissection. 



Course Code
BIOL 323L  Credits
Title Human Anatomy Lab 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Lab that accompanies Biol 323 



Course Code
BIOL 326  Credits
Title Minnesota Plant Identification 
Prerequisite BIOL 115 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Identification of plants in Minnesota,including trees, shrubs, forbs, grasses, sedges, and ferns. Sight identification, keying skills, and proper nomenclature will be emphasized. Will include lecture and lab with much independent study in lab. 



Course Code
BIOL 326L  Credits
Title Minnesota Plant Identification Lab 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Lab that accompanies Biol 326 



Course Code
BIOL 328  Credits
Title Lake Superior Ecology 
Prerequisite one science class as an undergraduate 
Lasc Area Goal 10  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This 3 credit summer travel course along the north shore of Lake Superior allows students to relate events of the creation and succession of natural resources; human use and exploitation of these resources; and attempts to preserve them. Lectures includes the ecology of the boreal forest and the effects of logging; fish diversity and the rise and fall of the fisheries industry, including the calamity of sea lamprey invasion (and other exotic species); the rise and fall of the iron ore industry and its effect on the environment. Students will study the predator/prey interaction of the moose-wolf population of Isle Royale. The travel portion of the course includes tent camping in state parks to study the driving forces behind park development, including the history of people involved in conservation. As we travel north and across the US/Canadian border, we will visit industries including fisheries, forestry, iron ore mines, taconite mines, amethyst mines and tourism industry, observing their effects on both the environment and people. The concept of local and global sustainability will be a pervasive theme throughout the course.  



Course Code
BIOL 335  Credits
Title Tropical Field Biology 
Lasc Area Goal 10  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Two lectures per week during the spring semester discuss general concepts of ecology applied to tropical ecosystems. Topics covered include: global climate patterns that produce tropical conditions, evolution of biodiversity, rain forests, cloud forests, dry forests, mangrove swamps, coral reef ecology, principles and application of conservation biology to tropical flora and fauna, and balancing human resource use with habitat preservation and restoration. The "lab" component of this course is a mandatory, 10-day class trip to Costa Rica over spring break. In Costa Rica, students and faculty spend 4 days in an ecolodge in dry forest in Cabo Blanco on the Pacific Ocean, another 4 days in cloud forest near Monteverde. A special fee is required to cover the costs of travel, food, and accommodation. Prerequisite: one course in the sciences. MnTC Goal 10. 



Course Code
BIOL 341  Credits
Title Genetics 
Prerequisite BIOL 111 CHEM 150 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description A survey of the modern molecular and classical Mendelian principles underlying biological inheritance. With lab. 



Course Code
BIOL 341L  Credits
Title Genetics Lab 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Lab that accompanies Biol 341 



Course Code
BIOL 345  Credits
Title Principles of Ecology 
Prerequisite BIOL 115 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description The structure and function of ecological systems. With lab and field work that will emphasize local species and ecosystems. 



Course Code
BIOL 345L  Credits
Title Ecology Lab 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Lab that accompanies Biol 345 



Course Code
BIOL 346  Credits
Title An Ecological Perspective 
Lasc Area Goal 10  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course seeks to help students understand basic ecological principles, and to use these principles to understand our current environmental problems. An integration of scientific, economic, political and ethical considerations will help students to appreciate the policies and practices necessary to achieving a sustainable future. MnTC Goal 10. 



Course Code
BIOL 347  Credits
Title Plant Physiology 
Prerequisite CHEM 210 CHEM 210L 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Structure and function of higher plants with emphasis on molecular and cellular physiology as related to whole plant functions. Topics include growth and development, photosynthesis, and environmental aspects of plant physiology.  



Course Code
BIOL 347L  Credits
Title Plant Physiology Lab 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Lab that accompanies Biol 347 



Course Code
BIOL 348  Credits
Title Evolutionary Biology 
Prerequisite BIOL 115 BIOL 341 BIOL 345 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Concepts, principles and evidence of evolutionary processes in biological systems. 



Course Code
BIOL 349  Credits
Title Human Physiology 
Prerequisite BIOL 115 OR CHEM 110 OR CHEM 110L OR CHEM 210 OR CHEM 210L BIOL 111 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description The study of human physiology from cellular homeostasis through organ systems. Includes the study of normal function, regulation, and integration of organ systems, and the implications of abnormal function. 



Course Code
BIOL 349L  Credits
Title Human Physiology Lab 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Lab that accompanies Biol 349 



Course Code
BIOL 350  Credits
Title Microbiology 
Prerequisite BIOL 115 CHEM 210 CHEM 210L BIOL 111 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Covers concepts of basic and applied microbiology, emphasizing bacteriology and introducing virology and immunology. Laboratory covers basic microbiological techniques, identification of unknowns as well as a group research project. With lab. 



Course Code
BIOL 350L  Credits
Title Microbiology Lab 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Lab that accompanies Biol 350 



Course Code
BIOL 360  Credits
Title Cellular and Molecular Physiology 
Prerequisite BIOL 111 BIOL 111L 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course involves the biological, biochemical, and molecular study of homeostasis at the cellular level. Key concepts include protein function, membrane function, signal transduction, electrical conduction, and cellular and intracellular movements.