The faculty teaching these courses maintain
ongoing consultation with project members, Sam Donovan and
110. Human Biology.
The anatomy and basic normal functions of the human body
with consideration of development, genetics, immunology,
endocrinology, anatomy, and related molecular, cellular,
and ecological concepts. Laboratory work includes dissection
of a mink. For science and non-science students but most
appropriate for those interested in the health professions.
Three two-hour lecture-laboratory periods per week. Offered
each fall. Prerequisite: High school biology or consent
(51 students) - using OMIM for research and doing some
sequence analysis to study disease causing forms of genes
Marc Roy, email@example.com
Marion Fass, firstname.lastname@example.org
131. Introduction to Evolution.
Evolution is a genetic consequence of ecological causes.
The history and philosophy of evolutionary theory, the genetic
basis of microevolution, contemporary hypotheses of speciation
and phylogenetic systematics, compose the major course material.
Offered fall 2001. Prerequisite: First-year status or
consent of instructor.
(13 students) - doing multiple assignments and 5-week
in-depth research projects using Biology Workbench and other
Sam Donovan, email@example.com
The structure, genetics, physiology, and culture of microorganisms
with emphasis on bacteria and viruses. The course stresses
scientific principles and experimental methods in the context
of microbes and disease. Four lectures and one laboratory
period per week. Offered each fall. Prerequisite: High
school biology and chemistry.
(19 students) - classroom and laboratory bioinformatics
activities will use the workbench to study microbial diversity,
phylogenetic relationships between organisms and sequence/structure
Marion Fass, firstname.lastname@example.org
206. Environmental Biology.
An exploration of the interactions of living organisms
with one another and with the abiotic environment. General
principles of ecology are examined and applied to contemporary
environmental issues at the local, regional, and global
scales. Four lectures and one laboratory period per week.
Offered most semesters. Prerequisite: One college-level
laboratory science course.
(20 students) - one laboratory exercise using Workbench
Robin Greenler & John Greenler, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mendelian, population, quantitative, and molecular genetics
are developed through a problem-solving approach. Social
controversies surrounding such items as genetic counseling,
domestic breeding of crops, genetic engineering, mutagenic
substances in our environment, and natural selection will
be discussed. Two lectures, one computer session, one problem
session, and one laboratory period per week. Offered
each fall. Prerequisites: Any 100 or 200-level biology course;
mathematics proficiency; Biology 247 recommended; or consent
(29 students) - doing multiple assignments and in-depth
research using Biology Workbench and other bioinformatics
John Jungck, email@example.com
343. Animal Behavior.
Animal behavior is the study of the development, causation,
function, and evolution of behavior from a biological perspective.
We will employ an hypothesis-testing approach to seek answers
to the fundamental question of animal behavior: how and
why do animals behave as they do? The behavior of animals
will be viewed from theoretical and empirical perspectives,
and observational and experimental methods will be employed
in field and laboratory exercises. Four lectures and one
laboratory period per week. Offered Fall 2001. Prerequisites:
One of the following: an organismal biology course (Biology
110, 111, 121, 141, 151), or Anthropology 220, or Psychology
200, or consent of instructor; Biology 247 or other statistically-oriented
(19 students) - doing phylogenetics with sequence and
behavioral data, (probably not using Biology Workbench)
Ken Yasukawa, firstname.lastname@example.org
392. Independent Research in Biology.
Research project conducted by a student with supervision
by a faculty member. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.
Consent of the faculty supervisor and the chair of the biology
4 independent project students including study of codon
bias within and between gene families and the characterization
of population bottlenecks in conservation of endangered
(2 working with Sam Donovan and 2 with John Jungck)