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Biology

Course Code
BIOL 360L  Credits
Title Cellular and Molecular Physiology Lab 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Lab component of Cellular and Molecular Physiology. 



Course Code
BIOL 365  Credits
Title Developmental Biology 
Prerequisite BIOL 341 BIOL 115 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description A study of the mechanisms of development in a variety of biological systems, with analyses of changes from conception through aging. With lab. 



Course Code
BIOL 365L  Credits
Title Developmental Biology Lab 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Lab to accompany Biol 365 sections. 



Course Code
BIOL 370  Credits
Title Exploring Biology 
Lasc Area Goal 10  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course includes principles of biology with an emphasis on human biology, basic concepts in ecology, and the impact of specific environmental problems. The course includes two lab hours integrated into the bi-weekly meeting times. MnTC Goal 10. 



Course Code
BIOL 372  Credits
Title Aquatic Biology 
Prerequisite BIOL 111 BIOL 115 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description A general overview of aquatic ecosystems. This course includes basic physical and chemical properties of water (limnology), evolution and ecology of fishes (ichthyology), and resource conservation and management. With lab. 



Course Code
BIOL 385  Credits
Title Molecular Biology 
Prerequisite BIOL 341 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Molecular biology of the gene with emphasis on gene structure and expression in eukaryotes. Topics include current techniques used to study genomes, genes and regulation of gene expression. 



Course Code
BIOL 385L  Credits
Title Molecular Biology Lab 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course is required for students in the Biology/Chemistry double major with an emphasis in Biochemistry and Biotechnology. The course may be used as an elective by students in other biology programs. 



Course Code
BIOL 390  Credits 1-4 
Title Topics in Biology 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This is a topical course and may be repeated when the topic changes. 



Course Code
BIOL 391  Credits
Title Medical Observations and Evaluation I 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course is designed specifically for students interested in pursuing a career as a physician. It consists of a series of 4-hour observations of physicians or other health professionals at Essentia Health (Dakota Specialty Institute). Accompanying each observation is a 3-hour class session that is dedicated to the discussion of people's observational experiences. This class session will also be used to discuss selected readings pertaining to health care and ethics. Participants will maintain an observation/experience journal throughout the semester. Requirements for registration include a minimum GPA of 3.4 and junior standing. This course is for MSUM students only; TCU registration is not allowed. 



Course Code
BIOL 402  Credits
Title Principles of Animal Behavior 
Prerequisite BIOL 341 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description The genetic, ecological, evolutionary and physiological aspects of animal behavior including the historical background, kin selection, communication, aggression, navigation, and reproductive behavior. With lab. 



Course Code
BIOL 406  Credits
Title DNA as Destiny: Genetics and Society 
Lasc Area Goal 9  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description This course examines the various ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) of genetic research and the applications of current and future applications of new genetic technologies. It is designed to provide students in any major, with the necessary background to make informed decisions about these issues in a socially and civically responsible manner. MnTC Goal 9. 



Course Code
BIOL 430  Credits
Title Immunobiology 
Prerequisite BIOL 350L BIOL 350 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description Covers the components and functioning of the immune system: emphasizes the immune system at the organismal level as well as the cellular and molecular levels. Listed prerequisites may be waived by consent of instructor. 



Course Code
BIOL 438  Credits
Title Medical Microbiology 
Prerequisite BIOL 350 BIOL 350L 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description A survey of the major bacterial and viral infectious disease agents and their associated diseases in humans. 



Course Code
BIOL 440  Credits
Title Middle School/Secondary Science Teaching Methods 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Materials and methods appropriate for middle/junior and senior high school science classes and laboratories. Same as CHEM 440 and PHYS 440



Course Code
BIOL 455  Credits
Title Wildlife Ecology 
Prerequisite BIOL 345 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description The application of ecological principles to the management of wildlife populations. Population dynamics and field techniques are stressed. With lab and field work. 



Course Code
BIOL 460  Credits 6-12 
Title Medical Laboratory Clinical Education 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Clinical education in a school/program of medical laboratory science in an affiliated hospital. Year-long sequence requires registration for 6 summer credits, 12 fall credits and 12 spring credits for a total of 30 Biol 460 credits. Consent of instructor and acceptance into an affiliated Medical Science Laboratory Science School/Program. 



Course Code
BIOL 469  Credits 1-12 
Title Internship 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description A supervised work experience generally involving research in a governmental agency or the private sector. A maximum of 12 internship credits may be applied to the degree. 



Course Code
BIOL 470  Credits
Title Undergraduate Laboratory Teaching 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Students will serve as undergraduate laboratory teaching assistants in selected biology classes under the supervision of a faculty mentor. May be repeated for credit. 



Course Code
BIOL 478  Credits
Title Research Design 
Prerequisite BIOL 115 BIOL 341 BIOL 345 BIOL 385 MATH 244 BIOL 111 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description Students will identify a problem, complete a literature review of that topic, and design an experiment in the area of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. This will include developing a question, conducting a literature search using current databases and techniques, develop an appropriate bibliography, examine ethical issues in research, understand plagiarism, and learn how to effectively communicate their research design through writing and presenting a research proposal. Research proposals will focus on an area of research that the student will pursue, in consultation with a faculty mentor, during Biol 479 Advanced Research. 



Course Code
BIOL 490  Credits 1-4 
Title Topics in Biology 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This is a topical course and may be repeated when the topic changes.