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FIRST SESSION, 2017

BIOL 101 Principles of Biology (3). Open to all undergraduates.  Prerequisite to most higher courses in biology.  An introduction to the fundamental principles of Biology, including cell structure, chemistry and function, genetics, evolution, adaptation, and ecology.  Five lectures per week.

BIOL 101L Introductory Biology Laboratory (1). Prerequisite or co-requisite, BIOL 101.  An examination of the fundamental concepts in biology with emphasis on scientific inquiry. Biological systems are analyzed through experimentation, dissection, and observation.  Three labs per week.

BIOL 159 Prehistoric Life (GEOL 159) (3). Fossils and the origin and evolution of life, including micro- and macroevolution, mass extinctions, the evolution of dinosaurs and humans, and scientific perspectives on multicultural creationism. ***Cancelled***

BIOL 201 Ecology and Evolution (4). Prerequisites, grade of C or better in BIOL 101 and CHEM 101 or CHEM 102.  Principles governing the ecology and evolution of populations, communities, and ecosystems, including speciation, population genetics, population regulation, and community and ecosystem structure and dynamics.  Five lectures and three recitations per week.

BIOL 202 Molecular Biology and Genetics (4). Prerequisites, grade of C or better in BIOL 101 and CHEM 101 or CHEM 102.  Structure and function of nucleic acids, principles of inheritance, gene expression, and genetic engineering.  Five lectures and three recitations per week.

BIOL 205 Cellular and Developmental Biology (4). Prerequisite, BIOL 202. Fundamentals of cell structure and activity in relation to special functions, metabolism, reproduction, embryogenesis, with an introduction to the experimental analysis of cell physiology and development.  Five lectures and three recitations per week.

BIOL 221 Food Mislabeling, Conservation, and Human Health (3).  Prerequisite, BIOL 101; co-requisite, BIOL 221L; Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Introduction to scientific research projects using DNA barcoding to identify organisms present in environmental or food samples. Students will discuss relevant literature, develop hypotheses, analyze data, write a manuscript, and present results.

BIOL 221L Food Mislabeling, Conservation and Human Health Lab (1).  Prerequisite, BIOL 101; co-requisite, BIOL 221; Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite.  Introduction to scientific research projects using DNA barcoding to identify organisms present in environmental or food samples. Students will perform experiments based on hypotheses formulated in the co-requisite lecture course.

BIOL 252 Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology (3). Prerequisites, BIOL 101 and 101L.  One biology course over 200 recommended.  An introductory course emphasizing the relationship between and function of the body’s organ systems.  Will count in the Biology major and minor as an elective.  Five lectures per week.

BIOL 252L Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory (1). Prerequisite, BIOL 101 and 101L; Co-requisite, BIOL 252.  Permission of the instructor for students lacking the pre- or co-requisite.  Organ level human structure and function. Three labs per week.

BIOL 272 Local Flora (4). Prerequisites, BIOL 101 and 101L.  Open to all undergraduates. North Carolina’s flora: recognition, identification, classification, evolution, history, economics, plant families, ecology, and conservation.  Five lectures and three labs per week.

BIOL 278 Animal Behavior (3).  Prerequisites, BIOL 101 and 101L.  Introduction to animal behavior with emphases on the diversity and adaptation of behavior in natural conditions.  Five lectures per week.

BIOL 278L Animal Behavior Laboratory (1). Prerequisite or co-requisite, BIOL 278. Techniques of observation and experiments in animal behavior.  Three labs per week.

BIOL 430 Introduction to Biological Chemistry (CHEM 430) (3). Prerequisites, BIOL 101, CHEM 262 or 262H, and 262L or 263L. The study of cellular processes including catalysts, metabolism, bioenergetics, and biochemical genetics. The structure and function of biological macromolecules involved in these processes is emphasized

BIOL 449 Introduction to Immunology (3). Prerequisites, BIOL 205. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisites. This course provides a general overview of the evolution, organization, and function of the immune system. Instruction will be inquiry-based with extensive use of informational and instructional technology tools.  Four lectures per week.

BIOL 455 Behavioral Neuroscience (3). MAYMESTER.  Prerequisite, BIOL 205. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. The neurobiological basis of animal behavior at the level of single cells, neural circuits, sensory systems, and organisms. Lecture topics range from principles of cellular neurobiology to ethological field studies.  Five lectures per week.

BIOL 464 Global Change Ecology (3). Prerequisite, BIOL 201. Responses of plants, animals, and communities to climate and other global changes, emphasizing ecology, physiology, behavior, and evolution. Investigation of past responses and tools for predicting future responses.  Four lectures per week.

BIOL 474 Evolution of Vertebrate Life (3). MAYMESTER. Prerequisite, BIOL 201 or 202.  Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite.  Evolutionary history of the vertebrates.  Emphasis on anatomical, physiological, behavioral adaptations accompanying major transitions: the move from water to land, the development of complex integrating systems.  Counts as organismal ONLY when 474 & 474L completed (474L offered in fall & spring only).  Five lectures per week.

SECOND SESSION, 2017

BIOL 101 Principles of Biology (3). Open to all undergraduates.  Prerequisite to most higher courses in biology.  An introduction to the fundamental principles of Biology, including cell structure, chemistry and function, genetics, evolution, adaptation, and ecology.  Five lectures per week.

BIOL 101L Introductory Biology Laboratory (1). Prerequisite or co-requisite, BIOL 101. An examination of the fundamental concepts in biology with emphasis on scientific inquiry. Biological systems are analyzed through experimentation, dissection, and observation.  Three labs per week.

BIOL 201 Ecology and Evolution (4). Prerequisites, grade of C or better in BIOL 101 and CHEM 101 or CHEM 102.  Principles governing the ecology and evolution of populations, communities, and ecosystems, including speciation, population genetics, population regulation, and community and ecosystem structure and dynamics.  Five lectures and three recitations per week.

BIOL 202 Molecular Biology and Genetics (4). Prerequisites, grade of C or better in BIOL 101 and CHEM 101 or CHEM 102. Structure and function of nucleic acids, principles of inheritance, gene expression, and genetic engineering.  Five lectures and three recitations per week.

BIOL 205 Cellular and Developmental Biology (4).  Prerequisite, BIOL 202. Fundamentals of cell structure and activity in relation to special functions, metabolism, reproduction, embryogenesis, with an introduction to the experimental analysis of cell physiology and development.  Four lectures and three recitations per week.

 

BIOL 252 Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology (3). Prerequisites, BIOL 101 and 101L.  One biology course over 200 recommended.  An introductory course emphasizing the relationship between and function of the body’s organ systems.  Will count in the Biology major and minor as an elective.  Five lectures per week.

BIOL 252L Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory (1).  Prerequisite, BIOL 101 and 101L; Co-requisite, BIOL 252.  Permission of the instructor for students lacking the pre- or co-requisite.  Organ level human structure and function. Three labs per week.

BIOL 253 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology (3) Prerequisites, BIOL 252 and 252L; co-requisite, BIOL 253L. In-depth study of physiological mechanisms at molecular, cellular, and system levels of organization. Students will develop analytical and problem solving skills.  Intended for preprofessional students requiring a second semester of anatomy and physiology. Can be used as an allied science elective but not a biology course for the major. Five lectures per week.

BIOL 253L Advanced Anatomy and Physiology Lab (1). Prerequisites, BIOL 252 and 252L; Co-requisite, BIOL 253. In-depth study of physiological mechanisms by hands-on experimentation. Students gain experience in collecting, analyzing, and presenting human physiological data. Two labs per week.

BIOL 278 Animal Behavior (3).  Prerequisites, BIOL 101 and 101L.  Introduction to animal behavior with emphases on the diversity and adaptation of behavior in natural conditions.  Five lectures per week.

BIOL 278L Animal Behavior Laboratory (1).  Prerequisite or co-requisite, BIOL 278. Techniques of observation and experiments in animal behavior.  Three labs per week.

BIOL 450 Introduction to Neurobiology (3).  Prerequisite, BIOL 205.  Survey of neurobiological principles in vertebrates and invertebrates, including development, morphology, physiology, and molecular mechanisms.  Three lectures (2 1/2 hours each) per week.