Montana State University

BIOB
General Biology


BIOB 100IN ORGANISM FUNCTION

BIOB 105CS INTRODUCTION TO BIOTECHNOLOGY

BIOB 110CS INTRODUCTION TO PLANT BIOLOGY

BIOB 160   PRINCIPLES OF LIVING SYSTEMS

BIOB 170IN PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY

BIOB 205   METHODS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY

BIOB 256   INTRO BIOL: CELLS TO ORGANISMS

BIOB 258   INTRO BIOL:ORGANISM TO POPULATIONS

BIOB 260   CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

BIOB 290R  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

BIOB 291R   SPECIAL TOPICS

BIOB 298   INTERNSHIP

BIOB 318   BIOMETRY

BIOB 375   GENERAL GENETICS

BIOB 377   PRACTICAL GENETICS

BIOB 385   GENETIC ANALYSIS

BIOB 412   HYBRIDOMAS

BIOB 413   FLOW CYTOMETRY

BIOB 414   ADVANCED MICROSCOPY

BIOB 415   ADVANCED IMMUNOLOGY METHODS

BIOB 420   EVOLUTION

BIOB 424   ETHICAL PRACTICE OF SCIENCE

BIOB 425   ADV CELL & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

BIOB 430   PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY

BIOB 438   DEVELOPMENTAL MECHANISMS

BIOB 475   GENOME SCIENCE

BIOB 476R  GENE CONSTRUCTION 

BIOB 478   FUNCTIONAL GENE EXPRESSION

BIOB 480   CONSERVATION GENETICS    

BIOB 484   POPULATION GENETICS

BIOB 490R  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

BIOB 491   SPECIAL TOPICS

BIOB 494   SEMINAR/WORKSHOP

BIOB 497   EDUCATIONAL METHODS:BIOLOGY

BIOB 499   SENIOR THESIS/CAPSTONE

BIOB 524   ETHICAL PRACTICE OF SCIENCE

BIOB 100IN ORGANISM FUNCTION
F 3 cr. LEC 3
-- Provide students with an understanding of methods used to discover and create factual and theoretical knowledge of Organismal Biology. Emphasis on disciplinary methods, including kinds of questions asked, and methods used by biologists. Comparison of plant and animal systems with respect to structure and function, and examination of ecological adaptations.

BIOB 105CS INTRODUCTION TO BIOTECHNOLOGY
F 3 cr. LEC 2 SEM 1
-- Introduction to an ever-growing industry. Course is designed to demonstrate the significance of biotechnology in today's world. Lecture series presented by research professors, social scientists, and industrial experts. Cross-listed with BIOB 105.

BIOB 110CS INTRODUCTION TO PLANT BIOLOGY
S 3 cr. LEC 3
-- Provides an understanding of basic plant science principles and the related environmental components that impact society. Current questions in plant biology, agriculture, and ecology are used to develop problem-solving skills and integrative thinking.

BIOB 160 PRINCIPLES OF LIVING SYSTEMS
F,S 4 cr. LEC 3 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 121 or CHMY 141.
-- Introduction to cellular organization and function. Topics covered include synthesis and function of macromolecules, cell organelles and structure, energy transformations in living systems, respiration, photosynthesis, the cell cycle, classical genetics, molecular genetics, and biotechnology.

BIOB 170IN ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY
F,S 4 cr. LEC 3 LAB 1
-- This course examines the biology, ecology, and evolutionary relationships among living organisms. All forms of life will be considered, from single celled prokaryotes to multicellular eukaryotic plants and animals .

BIOB 205 METHODS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY
F,S
PREREQUISITE: BIOB 105, BIOB 105, BIOB 105. -- This course will challenge students in the biotech major to learn a series of essential molecular techniques focusing on research and faculty interaction. The techniques learned will be highly applicable to the biotech industry, giving students a post-graduation competitive edge. ---Department of Plant Sciences/Plant Pathology

BIOB 256 INTRO BIOL:CELLS TO ORGANISMS
S 4 cr. LEC 3 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: BIOL 195, STAT 216 and CHMY 141 with a grade of "C-" or better.
-- Introduction to form and function in the animal and plant kingdoms. Topics will include circulation and gas exchange, chemical signals, reproduction, nutrition, and the animal nervous system. Laboratories will be inquiry based with mathematical and computational applications to biological problems.

BIOB 258 INTRO BIOL:ORGANISMS TO POPULATIONS
S 4 cr. LEC 3 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: or BIOB 260, STAT 216 and M 161 or M 171.
-- An introductory course in ecology and evolution with in-depth coverage of topics in micro- and macroevolution, behavioral ecology, population ecology, community ecology, and biodiversity. The laboratory portion of the course will include material on biological diversity, evolutionary processes, and ecological processes.

BIOB 260 CELLULAR & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
F 4 cr. LEC 3 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: STAT 216 and CHMY 141 and BIOB 256 and CHMY 143 with a grade of "C-" or better.
-- Introduction to biological macromolecules, cell structures and function, and gene structure and expression. The laboratory portion will include both wet labs and computer-based modules.

BIOB 290R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S 1-6 cr. IND may be repeated
-- Directed undergraduate research which may culminate in a written work or other creative project. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

BIOB 291R SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: None required but some may be determined necessary by each offering department.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

BIOB 375 GENERAL GENETICS
F,S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: BIOB 160 or 260 or BIOM 360.
-- Introduction to classical and molecular genetics of eukaryotes, with emphasis on transmission genetics, the structure and regulation of genes, and mechanisms of genetic change.

BIOB 385 GENETIC ANALYSIS
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: BIOB 214.
COREQUISITE: BCH 380.
-- Introduction to fundamental principles of eukaryotic molecular genetics. Emphasis on the genetics of major model organisms for biomedical research and how they are exploited to understand human biology and disease.

BIOB 412 HYBRIDOMAS
F 2 cr. LEC 1 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: BIOM 360 or consent of instructor.
-- This course will provide students with a thorough theoretical and practical appreciation and understanding of the uses and methods involved in the production of monoclinal antibodies.

BIOB 413 FLOW CYTOMETRY
F 1 cr. LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: BIOM 360, BIOB 375, or consent of instructor.
-- Theory and practice of flow cytometry with an emphasis on the analysis of mammalian cells.

BIOB 414 ADVANCED MICROSCOPY
F 1 cr. LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: BIOM 360, BIOB 375, or consent of instructor.
-- Introduction to instrument design, operation and applications, and to modern techniques in preparing specimens for microscopic analyses, including computer-assisted microscopic imaging technology and microinjection.

BIOB 415 ADVANCED IMMUNOLOGY METHODS
F 1 cr. LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: BIOM 360, BIOB 375, or consent of instructor.
-- This course provides hands-on experience on assays commonly used in immunology for the detection of an immune response.

BIOB 420 EVOLUTION
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: BIOB 375.
-- For seniors in biology. Evolutionary theory is presented and takes two principle directions, the study of evolutionary history, and the study of natural selection.

BIOB 424 ETHICAL PRACTICE OF SCIENCE
S 3 cr. Sem 3
PREREQUISITE: PHL 312, PHL 321, or at least one three-hundred level series of any science course.
-- Examines the evolution of the scientific process with specific focus on the ethical responsibilities of scientists and to examine policies and procedures developed by the scientific community to ensure integrity in the research process.

BIOB 425 ADV CELL & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: BIOB 260 and BCH 380 or consent of instructor.
-- In-depth study of cell structure and function.

BIOB 438 DEVELOPMENTAL MECHANISMS
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: BIOB 425.
-- This course will focus on the molecular and cellular mechanisms which drive developmental processes.

BIOB 475 GENOME SCIENCE
S, 3 cr., LEC 1 LAB 2
PREREQUISITE: BCH 380 or consent of instructor.
-- Course will train students in modern practice of genomics and functional gene expression using DNA cloning, automated DNA sequencing, and comprehensive sequence analysis.

BIOB 476R GENE CONSTRUCTION
F 3 cr. LAB 3
PREREQUISITE: BIOB 425 or BCH 380.
-- The goals are to provide upper level students with the opportunity of designing and building their own genes. The goal of the course is to use this design experience to learn basic techniques in cell and molecular biology.

BIOB 478 FUNCTIONAL GENE EXPRESSION
S, 2 cr. LEC 1 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: BCH 380 or consent of instructor.
-- Theory of eukaryotic gene expression and methods for measuring gene transcription in eukaryotic cells.

BIOB 480 CONSERVATION GENETICS
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: BIOB 375 and STAT 216.
-- Introduces the theory and practice of conservation genetics, focusing primarily on animals. Case studies will be used liberally, and emphasis will be placed on interpreting genetic data. Readings will include primary literature.

BIOB 484 POPULATION GENETICS
F alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: BIOB 375.
-- Introduction to theory and empirical data on genetics of populations. Topics covered include modeling natural and artificial selection, nonrandom mating, gene flow and effective population size as factors influencing the maintenance of genetic variation in populations. The approach emphasizes the development of simple mathematical models to illustrate fundamental conceptual issues in the field.

BIOB 491 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand.

BIOB 494 SEMINAR/WORKSHOP
F,S 1 cr. SEM 1 Maximum 4 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and as determined for each offering.
-- Topics offered at the upper division level which are not covered in regular courses. Students attend and discuss seminar presentations by professional biologists.

BIOB 497 EDUCATIONAL METHODS/BIOLOGY
F,S,Su 2 cr. LAB 2 Maximum 4 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior or senior standing, consent of instructor and department head.
-- Provides deeper contact with a subject for those considering an academic profession. This provides experience in a teaching laboratory under detailed academic supervision in recognition that teaching enhances learning. Includes the preparation, organization, presentation of materials, and student evaluation.

BIOB 499 CELL BIOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE DEPARTMENT CAPSTONE SEMINAR
F,S 2 cr. SEM 2
PREREQUISITE: Senior standing in the Cell Biology & Neuroscience Department.
-- Senior capstone course. Students are expected both to present and to discuss advanced topics from the current biomedical literature. These topics will expand upon material presented in regular courses in the biomedical science curriculum. Students will write at least one major paper.

BIOB 524 ETHICAL PRACTICE OF SCIENCE
S 3 cr. Sem 3
-- This course exposes students to the ethical issues and federal requirements they will likely encounter throughout their careers and helps develop skills for resolving ethical issues encountered in scientific research.

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