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Biology

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. 



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 
Writing Intensive Yes  
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 400  Credits
Title Biochemistry I 
Prerequisite CHEM 350 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description A survey of the chemistry and metabolism of living systems. Topics include buffers and biological buffering, structure, function and chemistry of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids and enzymes, and introduction to metabolism and metabolic pathways.  



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 405  Credits
Title Biochemistry Laboratory I 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Representative experiments in the quantitation, isolation and metabolism of naturally occurring substances. Techniques include: assay development, column chromatography, protein and nucleic acid isolation and analysis, protein electrophoresis, and enzymology. 



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 410  Credits
Title Biochemistry II 
Prerequisite CHEM 400 BCBT 400 BIOL 400 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description A survey of the chemistry and metabolism of living systems and nucleic acids biochemistry. Topics include study of catabolic and biosynthetic biochemical pathways and their regulation, chemical messengers and signal transduction, integration of metabolic pathways and nucleic acids biochemistry and other advanced biochemistry topics.  



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.