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     Year 2004/2005
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Course Numbering System
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Administration
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Index
Course Listings/Descriptions
Semester offering codes corrected and posted on June 7, 2004.
PCB-Process Biology: Cell/Molecular/Ecology/Genetics/Physiology

PCB 2131 Cell Biology . . . . . 3(F,S)
Prerequisite: BOT 2010 and/or ZOO 1010.
Introductory cell biology. Comprehensive study of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells and their organelles with emphasis on structure and function and their relationships. Two terms of general chemistry are required prior to taking this course.

PCB 2131L Cell Biology Laboratory . . . . . 1(F,S)
Pre/Corequisite: PCB 2131.
Basic experimental techniques in cell biology. Material and supply fee will be assessed.

PCB 3063 Genetics . . . . . 4(F,S,SS)
Prerequisite: PCB 2131, PCB 2131L, ZOO 1010, ZOO 1010L, or BOT 2010, BOT 2010L, and CHM 2210 is recommended.
Corequisite: PCB 3063L.
Origin, development and principles of modern genetics and genetic manipulations. Material and supply fee will be assessed for corresponding lab. Two academic terms of introductory biology are required prior to taking this course.

PCB 3253 Developmental Biology . . . . . 4(F,SS)
Corequisite: PCB 3253L.
Development from molecular, cellular and multicellular aspect; information flow, morphogenesis and differentiation in multicellular animals and plants. Material and supply fee will be assessed for corresponding lab.

PCB 3663 Human Genetics . . . . . 3(F)
Application of modern genetic knowledge to human genetics.

PCB 4XXX Biology Seminar . . . . . 1(F,S)
Seminar topics from a diverse spectrum of current biological research will be presented by a variety of speakers from UWF, national and international academic research instructors and agencies. Offered concurrently with PCB 5XXX; graduate students will be assigned additional work.

PCB 4043 Ecology . . . . . 4(F,S,SS)
Prerequisite: STA 2023; both CHM 2045/L and CHM 2046/L; and two of BOT 2010/L, PCB 2131/L, and ZOO 1010/L.
Corequisite: PCB 4043L.
Interactions of microorganisms, plants, and animals with abiotic and biotic factors in the environment are examined as determinants of the distribution and abundance of species, population dynamics and ecosystem function. General concepts and methodologies of ecological science are discussed at individual, population, community and ecosystem levels of organization. Material and supply fee will be assessed for corresponding lab.

PCB 4048 Estuarine Ecology . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Prerequisite: CHM 2045-2046, CHM 2210 (may be substituted with CHM 3120 or 2200), PCB 4043, one upper level field course each in botany (e.g., BOT 3601 or 4404) and Zoology (e.g. ZOO 4254 or 4304).
Physical, chemical, and geological/sedimentological characteristics of estuaries are discussed with respect to the structure and functional ecology of water column and benthic biological communities and their interactions. Physical and biogeochemical factors that influence and/or regulate the distributions and abundance of estuarine species are emphasized. Human interactions with these systems will also be discussed. Offered concurrently with PCB 5445; graduate students will assigned additional work.

PCB 4173C Electron Microscopy . . . . . 4(CALL DEPT)
Techniques and theory, including preparing specimens, sectioning, operating the electron microscope, recording observations photographically, interpreting data, and reporting results using scientific style. Students will demonstrate mastery of these skills through a series of short projects and one major project. Required laboratory. Offered concurrently with PCB 5176C; graduate students will be assigned additional work. Permission is required. Material supply fee will be assessed.

PCB 4233 Immunology . . . . . 3(F)
Prerequisite: BCH 3033.
Corequisite: PCB 4233L.
Basic principles of immunology to include humoral and cell-mediated immune mechanisms, the complement system and the inflammatory response. Offered concurrently with PCB 5235; graduate students will be assigned additional work.

PCB 4233L Immunology Laboratory . . . . . 1(F)
Corequisite: PCB 4233.
Selected experiments in immunology. Special permission required. Permission granted on the basis of fulfilling prerequisite or co-requisite. Material and supply fee will be assessed. Offered concurrently with PCB 5235L; graduate students will be assigned additional work.

PCB 4364 Marine Ecological Physiology . . . . . 3(S)
Prerequisite: CHM 2210, STA 2023, and PCB 4043.
Corequisite: PCB 4364L.
Interdisciplinary approach to understanding and interpreting interrelationships between adaptation and environment in marine animals. Examines life history strategies and tactics unique to organisms found living in or around marine habitats. Specific behavioral and physiological responses of marine animals exposed to feeding, metabolic, oxic, osmotic and thermal challenges are discussed. Offered concurrently with PCB 5XX2; graduate students will be assigned additional work.

PCB 4364L Marine Ecological Physiology Laboratory . . . . . 1(S)
Prerequisite: CHM 2210, STA 2023, and PCB 4043.
Corequisite: PCB 4364.
Field techniques for quantifying physiological adaptions of marine organisms to their abiotic environment. Students will characterize marine habitats and assess feeding, metabolic, oxic, thermal and osmoregulatory strategies used by vertebrates and invertebrates living in these habitats. Material and supply fee will be assessed. Offered concurrently with PCB 5XX2L; graduate students will be assigned additional work.

PCB 4442 Wetlands Ecology . . . . . 4(CALL DEPT)
Corequisite: PCB 4442L.
Ecosystem approach to the study of wetlands emphasizing the interactions between soil, plants and hydrology in forming different types of wetland systems, especially in the southeastern United States. Plant and animal adaptations to wetland environments, influences on these communities by human activities, and issues related to wetland restoration. Offered concurrently with PCB 5446; graduate students will be required to read 3 peer-reviewed papers, and present an overview of these papers to the entire class. Material and supply fees will be assessed for corresponding lab.

PCB 4503 Virology . . . . . 3(S)
Prerequisite: BCH 3033 and PCB 4233.
Molecular virology pertaining to eukaryotes. Approach to illustrate how model viral systems have contributed to our knowledge base in molecular biology. Emphasis will be placed on the mode of nucleic acid replication, recombination, mechanisms of genes regulation, novel gene products, and viral induced (host) genes in particular, Cytokines. Offered concurrently with PCB 5505; graduate students will be assigned additional work.

PCB 4521 Molecular Genetics . . . . . 4(S)
Prerequisite: BCH 3033, PCB 3063.
Corequisite: PCB 4521L.
The purpose is to introduce students with a sound background in genetics and biochemistry to advanced molecular genetic techniques with applications to many aspects of biological science. Students will gain a detailed understanding of the function and biochemistry of DNA and RNA, how this material can be modified, and how structure/control mechanisms can be manipulated to serve the needs of the researcher or application. A lecture and laboratory course designed for those interested in pursuing advanced degrees in molecular biology or a technical career in biotechnology. Material and supply fee will be assessed for corresponding lab. Offered concurrently with PCB 5526; graduate students will be assigned additional work.

PCB 4522 Genetic Engineering . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Prerequisite: MCB 3020, PCB 3063, and BCH 3033.
Principles of molecular cloning, including the methods involved in constructing, characterizing and manipulating recombinant molecules. The application of recombinant DNA technology to basic problems in agriculture, biology, genetics and medicine. Offered concurrently with PCB 5525; graduate students will be assigned additional work.

PCB 4524 Molecular Biology . . . . . 4(S)
Prerequisite: BCH 3033.
Corequisite: PCB 4524L
Study of the molecular level of the principles governing DNA replication, repair, RNA transcription, and protein synthesis in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Surveys molecular processing, and recombinant DNA technology. Offered concurrently with PCB 5527; graduate students are required to write a research paper and present it to the class. Material and supply fee will be assessed to corresponding lab.

PCB 4673 Principles of Evolution . . . . . 3(SS)
Prerequisite: PCB 2131 and either BOT 2010 or ZOO 1010.
A survey of modern evolutionary biology, including the evidence that supports the theory of evolution, the natural processes that cause evolution, patterns and mechanisms of speciation, and methods for estimating evolutionary relationships. Offered concurrently with PCB 5675; graduate students will be assigned additional work.

PCB 4703 Human Physiology . . . . . 3(F)
Physiological mechanisms of various organ systems in the human body. Emphasis on transport mechanisms, renal function, hormones, respiration, cardiac function, muscle physiology, digestion, and immune systems.

PCB 4723 Comparative Animal Physiology I . . . . . 4(S,SS)
Corequisite: PCB 4723L.
General and comparative animal physiology. Complex structures, phenomena and concepts involved in regulation of a variety of physiological mechanisms. Material and supply fee will be assessed for corresponding lab.

PCB 4970 Interdisciplinary Senior Research Project . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
The student will choose one faculty member from computer sciences and one faculty member from biology to serve as the research project committee. In close association with the committee, the student will design a research problem that generates biological data and utilizes a variety of programming skills, appropriate software and other computational skills in the design, data generation and data analysis steps, as well as in the construction of the formal report on the project. The primary purpose is to clearly demonstrate that the student is capable of integrating the knowledge they have acquired in biology with that which they have obtained in computer science. Senior status in the ITT program and permission is required. Graded on satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis only.

PCB 5XXX Biology Seminar . . . . . 1(F,S)
Seminar topics from a diverse spectrum of current biological research will be presented by a variety of speakers from UWF, national and international academic research instructors and agencies. Offered concurrently with PCB 4XXX; graduate students will be assigned additional work.

PCB 5XX2 Marine Ecological Physiology . . . . . 3(S)
Prerequisite: CHM 2210, STA 2023, and PCB 4043.
Corequisite: PCB 5XX2L.
Interdisciplinary approach to understanding and interpreting interrelationships between adaptation and environment in marine animals. Examines life history strategies and tactics unique to organisms found living in or around marine habitats. Specific behavioral and physiological responses of marine animals exposed to feeding, metabolic, oxic, osmotic and thermal challenges are discussed. Offered concurrently with PCB 4364; graduate students will be assigned additional work.

PCB 5XX2L Marine Ecological Physiology Laboratory . . . . . 1(S)
Prerequisite: CHM 2210, STA 2023, and PCB 4043.
Corequisite: PCB 5XX2.
Field techniques for quantifying physiological adaptions of marine organisms to their abiotic environment. Students will characterize marine habitats and assess feeding, metabolic, oxic, thermal and osmoregulatory strategies used by vertebrates and invertebrates living in these habitats. Material and supply fee will be assessed. Offered concurrently with PCB 4364L; graduate students will be assigned additional work.

PCB 5176C Electron Microscopy . . . . . 4(CALL DEPT)
Electron microscopy techniques and theory, including preparing specimens, sectioning, operating the electron microscope, recording observations photographically, interpreting data, and reporting results using scientific style. Students will demonstrate mastery of these skills through a series of short projects and one major project. Required laboratory. Offered concurrently with PCB 4173C; graduate students will be assigned additional work. Permission is required.

PCB 5235 Immunology . . . . . 3(F)
Prerequisite: BCH 3033.
Corequisite: PCB 5235L.
Basic principles of immunology to include humoral and cell-mediated immune mechanisms, the complement system and the inflammatory response. Offered concurrently with PCB 4233; graduate students will be assigned additional work.

PCB 5235L Immunology Laboratory . . . . . 1(F)
Corequisite: PCB 5235.
Selected experiments in immunology. Permission is required. Permission granted on the basis of fulfilling prerequisite or co-requisite. Material and supply fee will be assessed. Offered concurrently with PCB 4233L; graduate students will be assigned additional work.

PCB 5445 Estuarine Ecology . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Prerequisite: CHM 2045-2046, CHM 2210 (may be substituted with CHM 2200 or 3120), PCB 4043, one upper level field course each in botany (e.g., BOT 3601 or 4404) and Zoology (e.g. ZOO 4254 or 4304).
Physical, chemical, and geological/sedimentological characteristics of estuaries are discussed with respect to the structure and functional ecology of water column and benthic biological communities and their interactions. Physical and biogeochemical factors that influence and/or regulate the distributions and abundance of estuarine species are emphasized. Human interactions with these systems will also be discussed. Offered concurrently with PCB 4048; graduate students will assigned additional work.

PCB 5446 Wetlands Ecology . . . . . 4(CALL DEPT)
Corequisite: PCB 5446L.
Ecosystem approach to the study of wetlands emphasizing the interactions between soil, plants and hydrology in forming different types of wetland systems, especially in the southeastern United States. Plant and animal adaptations to wetland environments, influences on these communities by human activities, and issues related to wetland restoration. Offered concurrently with PCB 4442; graduate students will be required to read 3 peer-reviewed papers, and present an overview of these papers to the entire class. Material and supply fee will be assessed for corresponding lab.

PCB 5480C Quantitative Ecology . . . . . 4(CALL DEPT)
Prerequisite: PCB 4043, STA 2023.
The key topics and statistical techniques needed in ecology to explore the patterns and relationships of biotic communities are studied. Methods of spatial pattern analysis, species abundance relationships, community classification and ordination, and modeling are covered in detail. Emphasis is on the application of methods and the use of computer packages.

PCB 5505 Virology . . . . . 3(S)
Prerequisite: BCH 3033 and PCB 4233.
Molecular virology pertaining to eukaryotes. Approach to illustrate how model viral systems have contributed to our knowledge base in molecular biology. Emphasis will be placed on the mode of nucleic acid replication, recombination, mechanisms of genes regulation, novel gene products, and viral induced (host) genes in particular, Cytokines. Offered concurrently with PCB 4503; graduate students will be assigned additional work.

PCB 5525 Genetic Engineering . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Prerequisite: MCB 3020, PCB 3063, and BCH 3033.
Principles of molecular cloning, including the methods involved in constructing, characterizing and manipulating recombinant molecules. The application of recombinant DNA technology to basic problems in agriculture, biology, genetics and medicine. Offered concurrently with PCB 4522, graduate students will be assigned additional work.

PCB 5526 Molecular Genetics . . . . . 4(S)
Prerequisite: BCH 3033, PCB 3063.
Corequisite: PCB 5526L.
The purpose is to introduce students with a sound background in Genetics and Biochemistry to advanced molecular genetic techniques with applications to many aspects of biological science. Students will gain a detailed understanding of the function and biochemistry of DNA and RNA, how this material can be modified and how structure/ control mechanisms can be manipulated to serve the needs of the researcher or application. A lecture and laboratory course designed for those interested in pursuing advanced degrees in molecular biology or a technical career in biotechnology. Material and supply fee will be assessed for corresponding lab. Offered concurrently with PCB 4521; graduate students will be assigned additional work.

PCB 5527 Molecular Biology . . . . . 4(S)
Prerequisite: BCH 3033.
Corequisite: PCB 5527L.
Study of the molecular level of the principles governing DNA replication, repair, RNA transcription, and protein synthesis in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Surveys molecular processing, and recombinant DNA technology. Offered concurrently with PCB 4524; graduate students are required to write a research paper and present it to the class. Material and supply fee will be assessed to corresponding lab.

PCB 5675 Principles of Evolution . . . . . 3(SS)
Prerequisite: BOT 2010 or ZOO 1010 and PCB 2131.
A survey of modern evolutionary biology, including the evidence that supports the theory of evolution, the natural processes that cause evolution, patterns and mechanisms of speciation, and methods for estimating evolutionary relationships. Offered concurrently with PCB 4673; graduate students will be assigned additional work.

PCB 6074 Experimental Design in Biology . . . . . 3(F)
Prerequisite: STA 4173.
Covers experimental design in relation to the analysis of biological data. Topics include sources of error, variation in biological systems, replication and pseudoreplication, controls, multiplicity, sample size and randomization. The physical layout of biological experiments in the field and laboratory will be discussed in relation to basic parametric data analysis techniques.

PCB 6307C Limnology . . . . . 4(CALL DEPT)
Prerequisite: BOT 4404; CHM 3120 and/or CHM 2211; PCB 4043.
Study of structure and function of inland waters-Ecology of freshwater systems, such as lakes, ponds, rivers and streams. Topics for discussion include the physical and chemical properties of freshwater habitats, their biotic composition, and their productivity. Water use and the effects of human impact on these habitats will be considered.

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