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Index
Course Listings/Descriptions
Semester offering codes corrected and posted on June 7, 2004.
BSC-Biological Sciences

BSC 1005 General Biology for Non-Majors . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)
Survey of abiotic and biotic principles as they apply to basic structural and functional topics at the cellular, organismal, population and community levels; and the application of these principles to issues of current interest. (General Studies Course: NS/LEC)

BSC 1005L General Biology Laboratory for Non-Majors . . . . . 1(F,S,SS)
Lab correlating with BSC 1005. Material and supply fee will be assessed. (General Studies Course: NS/LAB)

BSC 1050 Fundamentals of Ecology . . . . . 4(F,S)
Intended for non-majors who have an interst in nature and how they interact with nature. Gives general overview of ecological principles and how these principles influence the outside world around us. Imbedded are several activities that are associated with each chapter. The activities were developed so that the student will gain a respect for ecology as well as show how ecological principles effect your daily life.

BSC 1085 Anatomy and Physiology I . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)
General introduction to form and function of the human body. Review of basic anatomical/physiological attributes of integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and sensory organ systems. Designed for students with little or no previous anatomy or physiology experience. Lab optional. (General Studies Course: NS/LEC)

BSC 1085L Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory . . . . . 1(F,S,SS)
Pre/Corequisite: BSC 1085.
Optional lab associated with course. Anatomical dissection and experimental physiology exercises that enhance understanding of human form and function. Exercises parallel topics presented in the lecture series. (General Studies Course: NS/LAB) Material and supply fee will be assessed.

BSC 1086 Anatomy and Physiology II . . . . . 3(F,S)
Prerequisite: BSC 1085.
Continuation of Anatomy and Physiology I. Reviews basic anatomical/ physiological attributes of endocrine, cardiopulmonary, digestive, reproductive and immune systems. Lab optional. (General Studies Course: NS/LEC)

BSC 1086L Anatomy & Physiology II Laboratory . . . . . 1(F,S)
Prerequisite: BSC 1085, BSC 1085L. Pre/Corequisite: BSC 1086.
Optional lab associated with course. Anatomical dissections and experimental physiology exercises that enhance understanding of human form and function. Exercises parallel topics presented in the lecture series. (General Studies Course: NS/LAB) Material and supply fee will be assessed.

BSC 2311 Introduction to Oceanography and Marine Biology . . . . . 3(F,S)
An introduction to the chemical, physical and geological features of the world ocean and the major groups of living marine organisms that inhabit it. Physical chemical and biological interrelationships will be emphasized. Credit not granted toward a major in Biology. (General Studies Course: NS/LEC)

BSC 2311L Introduction to Oceanography and Marine Biology Laboratory . . . . . 1(F,S)
Pre/Corequisite: BSC 2311.
Lab correlating with BSC 2311. Credit not granted toward a major in Biology. (General Studies Course: NS/LAB) Material and supply fee will be assessed.

BSC 2948 Service Learning Field Study I . . . . . 1-3(F,S,SS)
Placement in community agency or other social organizational setting related to field of study. Supervision by faculty and agency. Students and faculty "customize" courses to fit a full range of services that are available in the setting. Student must be able to draw correlation between the discipline and field study. Journal and reflective experience paper are required. With the agreement of the student's faculty sponsor, a minimum of 6-8 hours per week must be done at the field site per semester hour of credit. Permission is required.

BSC 3XXX Coral Reefs . . . . . 3(F,S)
Coral Reefs is a non-biology major course designed to provide a general overview of tropical and sub-tropical coral reefs to students with an interest in these fascinating ecosystems, but who lack a strong theoretical background in the biological sciences. Covers basic concepts dealing with the structure, formation, biology and ecology of Atlantic and Pacific coral reefs. Students will be presented with interactive exercises, projects, and module-assessments throughout the course that will reinforce major biological concepts and promote critical thinking.

BSC 3948 Service Learning Field Study II . . . . . 1-3(F,S,SS)
Placement in community agency or other social organizational setting related to field of study. Supervision by faculty and agency. Students and faculty "customize" courses to fit a full range of services that are available in the setting. Student must be able to draw correlation between the discipline and field study. Journal and reflective experience paper are required. With the agreement of the student's faculty sponsor, a minimum of 6-8 hours per week must be done at the field site per semester hour of credit. Permission is required.

BSC 3949 Cooperative Education . . . . . 1-2(F,S,SS)
Alternating full-time or consecutive parallel terms of practical experience in the intended field. Reinforcing academic preparation; confirming educational and career goals; personal and professional development; early start in career; earnings toward self-support; improved employability. (See program description under Cooperative Education) Permission of director of Cooperative Education is required. Graded on satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis only.

BSC 4263 Biological Oceanography . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Biota of the oceans, including systematics, special morphological adaptations, physiology, natural history and zoogeography of plankton and nekton. Relationship between biota and the physiochemical properties of the pelagic realm. Offered concurrently with BSC 5265; graduate students will be assigned additional work.

BSC 4303 Biogeography . . . . . 3(S)
Prerequisite: BOT 2010, BOT 2010L or ZOO 1010, ZOO 1010L.
Relates the principles of taxonomy, ecology and evolution to the distribution of plants and animals. Codes of taxonomic nomenclature and the processes of describing species and ranges, species concepts and speciation, paradigms of constructing phylogenies, a review of the geologic ages of the earth, modern terrestrial and oceanic biodiversity and biogeographic provinces and human impact on species extinctions and introductions. Offered concurrently with BSC 5305; graduate students will be assigned additional work.

BSC 4434 Introduction to Bioinformatics . . . . . 3(S)
Prerequisite: PCB 3063 and PCB 3063L.
A molecular renaissance in biology has produced a wealth of sequence and three-dimensional structure databases. "Mining" of these data with various computational methods to obtain useful information is an emerging interdisciplinary area of study. Students will review structure, function and evolution of proteins and nucleic acids as well as the latest computational methods for retrieval and interpretation of this bioinformation. Offered concurrently with BSC 5459; graduate students will be assigned additional work. Permission is required.

BSC 4949 Cooperative Education . . . . . 0(F,S,SS)
Alternating full-time or consecutive parallel terms of practical experience in the intended field. Reinforcing academic preparation; confirming educational and career goals; personal and professional development; early start in career; earnings toward self-support; improved employability. (See program description under Cooperative Education). Graded on satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis only Must be a master level student and permission of director of Cooperative Education is required.

BSC 5265 Biological Oceanography . . . . . 4(CALL DEPT)
Corequisite: BSC 5265L.
Biota of the oceans, including systematics, special morphological adaptations, physiology, natural history and zoogeography of plankton and nekton. Relationship between biota and the physiochemical properties of the pelagic realm. Required lab. Offered concurrently with BSC 4263; graduate students will be assigned additional work.

BSC 5305 Biogeography . . . . . 3(S)
Relates the principles of taxonomy, ecology and evolution to the distribution of plants and animals. Codes of taxonomic nomenclature and the processes of describing species and ranges, species concepts and speciation, paradigms of constructing phylogenies, a review of the geologic ages of the earth, modern terrestrial and oceanic biodiversity and biogeographic provinces and human impact on species extinctions and introductions. Offered concurrently with BSC 4303; graduate students will be assigned additional work.

BSC 5459 Introduction to Bioinformatics . . . . . 3(S)
Prerequisite: PCB 3063 and PCB 3063L.
A molecular renaissance in biology has produced a wealth of sequence and three-dimensional structure databases. "Mining" of these data with various computational methods to obtain useful information is an emerging interdisciplinary area of study. Students will review structure, function and evolution of proteins and nucleic acids as well as the latest computational methods for retrieval and interpretation of this bioinformation. Offered concurrently with BSC 4434; graduate students will be assigned additional work. Permission is required.

BSC 5475 Scientific Illustration . . . . . 2(CALL DEPT)
Review of basic mechanical techniques used during preparation of scientific illustrations for reproduction.

BSC 6002L Contemporary Laboratory Skills . . . . . 4(SS)
A review of contemporary laboratory protocols and techniques necessary for the modern biologist to succeed in the professional, academic, or intellectual biology community. Provides students with a theoretical understanding of various techniques, their application, and the opportunity to master basic essential techniques in the laboratory. Topics include good laboratory practices, cell culture techniques, nucleic acid manipulation, macromolecular separation and detection, DNA analysis, chromatographic separations, spectrophotometry, microscopy, and radioisotope usage. Material and supply fees will be assessed.

BSC 6018 Instructional Methods in Biology . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Students in the post-secondary track of the MST in Biology degree must complete 6sh of this course. During the first semester, the student will serve as Teaching Assistant and will design, present and orchestrate at least six laboratory exercises and will design and correct all lab quizzes and exams. During the second semester the student will serve as Instructor of Record and will be responsible for design and execution of all lab exercises, lab lectures, quizzes, exams, and grading, and will design and present three lectures in the lecture section of the course. Permission is required.

BSC 6329 Coastal Studies Seminar . . . . . 1(CALL DEPT)
Capstone seminar in coastal studies. Provides independent study and interdisciplinary experience.

BSC 6840 Professional Development in Biology . . . . . 3(S)
A review of contemporary protocols, techniques, and methods needed to succeed in the professional, academic, or intellectual biology community. Topics include 1) organization of the professional and academic biology environment, 2) reading, interpreting, organizing and publishing biological literature, 3) biological project development, presentation, and funding, 4) locating and securing positions in the biological sciences.

BSC 6971 Thesis . . . . . 1-6(F,S,SS)
Graded on satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis only. Permission is required.