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Biology

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First Session, 2022

BIOL 101 Principles of Biology (3)

ONLINE. 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

BIOL 101L Introductory Biology Laboratory (1)

ONLINE. 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.

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.

BIOL 202 Molecular Biology and Genetics (4)

ONLINE. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

BIOL 278 Animal Behavior (3)

ONLINE. Prerequisites, BIOL 101 and 101L. Introduction to animal behavior with emphases on the diversity and adaptation of behavior in natural conditions.

BIOL 278L Animal Behavior Laboratory (1)

Prerequisite or co-requisite, BIOL 278. Techniques of observation and experiments in animal behavior.

BIOL 448 Advanced Cell Biology (3)

MAYMESTER. Prerequisite, BIOL 205; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite.
An advanced course in cell biology, with emphasis on the biochemistry and molecular biology of cell structure and function.

BIOL 476 Avian Biology (3)

MAYMESTER. Prerequisites, BIOL 101, and BIOL 101L or BIOL 102L. A study of avian evolution, anatomy, physiology, neurobiology, behavior, biogeography, and ecology.

BIOL 490 Advanced Topics in Biology: Biology of Blood Diseases (3)

BIOL 202 or equivalent strongly recommended prior to enrollment. This course will tackle the basic scientific principles behind the clinical fields of benign and malignant hematology. Topics will include anemia, HIV, leukemia and more!

Second Session, 2022

BIOL 101 Principles of Biology (3)

ONLINE. 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.

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.

BIOL 201 Ecology and Evolution (4)

ONLINE. 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.

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.

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.

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.

BIOL 252L Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory (1)

Prerequisites, 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.

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.

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.

BIOL 450 Introduction to Neurobiology (3)

ONLINE. Prerequisite, BIOL 205. Survey of neurobiological principles in vertebrates and invertebrates, including development, morphology, physiology, and molecular mechanisms.

BIOL 474 Evolution of Vertebrate Life (1)

ONLINE. 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.

BIOL 490 Advanced Topics in Biology: Biology of Blood Diseases (3)

BIOL 202 or equivalent strongly recommended prior to enrollment. This course will tackle the basic scientific principles behind the clinical fields of benign and malignant hematology. Topics will include anemia, HIV, leukemia and more.