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Undergraduate Biological Sciences

2013 Summer Term

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4 Units

BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS (GL)

Biological Sciences 120

A terminal course designed to introduce basic principles of life, such as structure and function, reproduction, evolution, diversity, and adaptation, leading to a broader understanding of man and his biological environment. Not applicable to biology emphases or minors. Three lectures and two hours of laboratory per week.


5 Units

INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY I

Biological Sciences 141

An introduction to biology emphasizing the chemistry of life, the cell, metabolism, genetics, bacteria and protists. Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion and two hours of laboratory per week. This course is prerequisite to all advanced courses in biology for majors and minors. Offered every term.


3 Units

ECOLOGY AND SOCIETY (GM)

Biological Sciences 214

A study of basic ecological concepts and their application to the identification, understanding, and abatement of contemporary environmental problems. Special emphasis is given to those problems resulting from man and his activities. This course is accepted as a course in conservation required for teacher licensure in the sciences.


4 Units

ECOLOGY & GEOLOGY OF YELLOWSTONE NATL. PARK & UPPER GREAT PLAINS (GL)

Biological Sciences 250

An interdisciplinary introduction to field methods, geology, ecology and natural history. Involves on-line work with additional lectures and labs at Yellowstone National Park and locations en route. Additional course fees apply. Students with disabilities may be accomodated. Biology or Geology/Geography majors take Bio/Geo 451 or see Department Chair. Summers only.


2 Units

FIELD EXPERIENCE

Biological Sciences 258

Introduction to regional terrestrial and aquatic biological communities and field techniques for studying these communities. Field work and lectures will emphasize recognition of biotic community types, interpretation of their dynamics, and methods for identifying and surveying organisms. Weekend field trip required. Registration priority given to Ecology/Field majors.


3 Units

NATURAL HISTORY OF YELLOWSTONE NP AND THE UPPER GREAT PLAINS

Biological Sciences 451

This is an introductory, multi-disciplinary, summer field course open to all. It is held at Yellowstone National Park and locations in route. Students will learn field methods, geology, ecology and natural history. It is suitable for biology and geology majors and anyone interested in field science or natural history.


1-3 Units

WORKSHOP

Biological Sciences 490

This course provides teaching experience at the college level for undergraduate students. Undergraduate teaching experience students will assist faculty members in preparing, delivering, and tearing down laboratory or discussion section instructional units in biology courses, conducting review sessions, and tutoring students under the direct supervision of a faculty mentor. S/NC only.


1 Units

LABORATORY TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Biological Sciences 492

This course provides teaching experience at the college level for undergraduate students. Undergraduate teaching experience students will assist faculty members in preparing, delivering, and tearing down laboratory or discussion section instructional units in biology courses, conducting review sessions, and tutoring students under the direct supervision of a faculty mentor. S/NC only.


1-12 Units

INTERNSHIP IN BIOLOGY

Biological Sciences 493

Variable topics.


1-3 Units

INDEPENDENT STUDY

Biological Sciences 498

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits in major. One hour of discussion weekly plus laboratory hours by arrangement with instructor.


1-3 Units

INDEPENDENT STUDY - UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

Biological Sciences 498R

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. One hour of discussion plus laboratory hours by arrangement with instructor. Repeatable.

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