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Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)


BIOL
Biology


		
BIOL 395   HUMAN PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

BIOL 409   ADV HUMAN TORSO ANAT

BIOL 490R  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

BIOL 491   SPECIAL TOPICS

BIOL 501   EVOLUTIONARY GENETICS

BIOL 503   PALEOBIOLOGY

BIOL 508   SCIENTIFIC WRITING

BIOL 510   TOPICS IN NEUROBIOLOGY

BIOL 575   RESEARCH OR PROFESSIONAL PAPER/PROJECT

BIOL 588   PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

BIOL 590   MASTER'S THESIS

BIOL 591   SPECIAL TOPICS

BIOL 592   INDEPENDENT STUDY

BIOL 594   SEMINAR

BIOL 598   INTERNSHIP

BIOL 690   DOCTORAL THESIS


Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)


BIOL 395 HUMAN PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
S
PREREQUISITE: BCH 380 or consent of instructor.
-- Students will research two diseases of their own choosing and give a class presentation of their findings. The presentation normally includes diagnosis, pathophysiology, and treatment.

BIOL 409 ADV HUMAN TORSO ANAT
F
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and 2 upper division biology courses and consent of instructor.
-- Covers thorax and abdomen anatomy, emphasizing topography and three dimensional relations. Instruction will be based on student dissections of human cadavers, with lectures covering structure and function, as well as pathology typically encountered in the dissection laboratory.

BIOL 490R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S,Su 1 - 6 cr. IND May be repeated. Max 12 cr.
-- Directed undergraduate research which may culminate in a research paper, journal article, or undergraduate thesis. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

BIOL 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.

BIOL 501 EVOLUTIONARY GENETICS
F alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: BIOB 375.
-- The operations of fundamental genetic principles in populations of living things. Emphasis on natural populations with a thorough consideration of factors of evolution, particularly at the species level and below.

BIOL 503 PALEOBIOLOGY
S alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: BIOO 310, BIOB 420.
-- A study of the fossil record as a means of inferring biological characteristics of extinct species. Current topics in paleontology, phylogenetic systematics, patterns of evolution, speciation and extinction and osteohistology will be examined.

BIOL 508 SCIENTIFIC WRITING
S 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.
-- The course is designed to provide an intensive scientific writing experience for graduate students in the process of writing the first draft of their thesis or dissertation, including editing and critique sessions by both peers and the instructor.

BIOL 510 TOPICS IN NEUROBIOLOGY
S 3 cr. LEC 2 RCT 1 Maximum of 9 credits.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing and at least one upper division or graduate course in neurobiology.
-- Recent advances in topics in neurobiology with emphasis in different years on either neurocytology, neuroendocrinology/neuroimmunology, or developmental neurobiology.

BIOL 575 RESEARCH OR PROFESSIONAL PAPER/PROJECT
F,S,Su 1 - 4 cr. IND
Graduate standing and committee approval.
-- A research or professional paper or project dealing with a topic in the field. The topic must be mutually agreed upon by the student and his or her major advisor and graduate committee.

BIOL 588 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. May be repeated; maximum 3 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, teaching experience and/or current employment in a school organization, consent of instructor and Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- Courses offered on a one time basis to fulfill professional development needs of in service educators. A specific focus is given to each course which is appropriately subtitled.

BIOL 590 MASTER'S THESIS
F,S,Su 1 - 10 cr. IND Maximum credits unlimited.
PREREQUISITE: Master's standing.

BIOL 591 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Max 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Upper division courses and others 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 before requesting a regular course number.

BIOL 592 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, consent of instructor, approval of department head and Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

BIOL 594 SEMINAR
On Demand 1 cr. SEM Maximum 4 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing or seniors by petition and course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Topics offered at the graduate level which are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material.

BIOL 598 INTERNSHIP
On Demand 2 - 12 cr. IND
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, consent of instructor and approval of department head.
-- An individualized assignment arranged with an agency, business or other organization to provide guided experience in the field.

BIOL 690 DOCTORAL THESIS
F,S,Su 1 - 10 cr. IND Maximum credits unlimited.
PREREQUISITE: Doctoral standing.

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