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Courses from the Department of Cell Biology & Neuroscience

     BIOB, BIOH, BIOL, & BIOO


BIOB 140R  Honors Molecular Biology
BIOB 256 Intro Biol:Cells to Organisms
BIOB 258 Intro Biol:Organism to Popltns
BIOB 260 Cellular and Molecular Biology
BIOB 290R Undergraduate Research
BIOB 385 Genetic Analysis
BIOB 425 Adv Cell & Molecular Biology
BIOB 438 Developmental Mechanisms
BIOB 476R Gene Construction
BIOB 497 Educational Methods: Biology

BIOH 185 Integrated Physiology I
BIOH 201 Hum Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOH 211 Hum Anatomy & Physiology II
BIOH 287 Intermediate Human Phys I
BIOH 288 Intermediate Human Phys II
BIOH 313 Neurophysiology
BIOH 320 Biomedical Genetics
BIOH 323 Human Developmental Biology
BIOH 340 Principles of Histology
BIOH 411 Adv Human Anatomy
BIOH 422 Genes and Cancer
BIOH 425 Sensory Neurophysiology
BIOH 430 Neuroethology
BIOH 435 Cognitive Neuroscience
BIOH 440 Neuroscience of Mental Illness
BIOH 455 Molecular Medicine
BIOH 491 Special Topics
BIOH 492 Independent Study

BIOL 395 Human Pathophysiology
BIOL 409 Adv Human Torso Anat
BIOL 490R Undergraduate Research
BIOL 510 Topics in Neurobiology

BIOO 412 Animal Physiology

BIOB 140R Honors Molecular Biology
Offered Spring Semesters
PREREQUISITE: Restricted entry through the Honors Program
--An introduction to molecular biology research with an emphasis on how gene expression is regulated in cells and organisms. Hands-on learning of basic techniques in cell and molecular biology will culminate in an independent research project.

BIOB 256 Intro Biol:Cells to Organisms
Offered Spring Semesters
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:Organism to Popltns
Offered Spring Semesters
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 macro evolution, 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 and Molecular Biology
Offered Fall Semesters
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
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: Sophomore standing.
-- Directed undergraduate research. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

BIOB 385 Genetic Analysis
Offered Fall Semesters
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 425 Adv Cell & Molecular Biology
Offered Spring Semesters
PREREQUISITE: BIOB 260 and BCH 380 or consent of instructor.
-- In-depth study of cell structure and function.

BIOB 438 Developmental Mechanisms
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: BIOB 425.
-- This course will focus on the molecular and cellular mechanisms which drive developmental processes.

BIOB 476R Gene Construction
Offered Fall Semesters
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 497 Educational Methods: Biology
F,S,Su Maximum 4 credits, maximum of 2 as electives in Organismal Biology Option.
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.


BIOH 185 Integrated Physiology I
Offered Fall Semesters
COREQUISITE: CHMY 141 or CHMY 151.
-- How the human body works. For students planning to be health professionals. Designed to be taken before BIOB 256, includes basic cellular mechanisms, physiological control and communications. Major topics include muscle, nerve, respiratory, renal and cardiovascular systems. Cadaver laboratory will cover related human anatomy.

BIOH 201 Hum Anatomy & Physiology I
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PREREQUISITE: CHMY 121, CHMY 141 or CHMY 151 with a grade of "C-" or better. Priority given to majors requiring this course.
-- General principles of cell and tissue biology that apply to all living systems. Structure and function of skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems. Homeostasis, control, and integration of the human body will be emphasized. Laboratory will cover related systems. This course is not repeatable without prior consent of instructor.

BIOH 211 Hum Anatomy & Physiology II
Offered Fall Semesters
PREREQUISITE: BIOH 201, BIOB 260 or BIOM 360 with grades of "C-" or better in each course. Priority given to majors requiring this course.
-- Structure and function of digestive, cardiovascular, respiratory, reproductive, and urinary systems of humans. Principles of integration, metabolism, energy flow, and homeostasis will be emphasized. This course is not repeatable without prior consent of instructor.

BIOH 287 Intermediate Human Phys I
Offered Spring Semesters
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 121 or CHMY 141 or CHMY 151 with grades of "C-" or better in either course.
--General principles of cell and tissue biology; function of skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems. Homeostasis, control, and integration of the human body will be emphasized.

BIOH 288 Intermediate Human Phys II
Offered Fall Semesters
PREREQUISITE: or BIOH 201 or BIOB 260 or BIOL 297 or BIOM 360 with grades of "C-" or better in each course.
-- Function of the human digestive, cardiovascular, respiratory, reproductive, and urinary systems. Principles of integration, metabolism, energy flow and homeostasis will be emphasized.

BIOH 313 Neurophysiology
Offered Fall Semesters
PREREQUISITE: BIOB 256 and BIOB 260.
-- Physiology of integrative mechanisms in nervous systems. Topics range from the mechanisms of synaptic transmission and action potential generation to the neural basic of learning and memory.

BIOH 320 Biomedical Genetics
Offered Fall Semesters
PREREQUISITE: BIOB 214
COREQUISITE: BCH 380
--Introduction to fundamental principles of eukaryotic molecular genetics.
Emphasis on the genetics of the major model organisms of biomedical research
and how they are exploited to understand human biology and disease.

BIOH 323 Human Developmental Biology
Offered Spring Semesters
PREREQUISITE: BIOB 170 or BIOB 258, and or BIOB 260, and BIOB 375.
-- Developmental Biology: Introduction to the cell signaling pathways and morphogenetic processes that establish the basic vertebrate body plan. Includes hands-on study of chicken and frog embryos.

BIOH 340 Principles of Histology
Offered Fall Semesters
PREREQUISITE: or BIOB 260, senior standing and consent of instructor.
-- Microscopic study of cells, tissues, and selected mammalian organs.

BIOH 411 Adv Human Anatomy
Offered Spring Semesters
PREREQUISITE: Senior standing, completion of at least two upper division courses in the biological sciences and consent of instructor.
-- Covers back, extremities and joint 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. Class can fulfill 4 upper division honor credits, if prerequisites are satisfied.

BIOH 422 Genes and Cancer
Offered Fall Semesters
PREREQUISITE: BIOB 375 and BIOB 425.
-- This course will focus on the molecular and cellular mechanism of human cancer. The role of oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes in normal and cancerous cells will be examined, with an emphasis on how mutations in certain genes results in altered cell-cell signaling and cell proliferation. The role of genetic mutation in breast, colorectal and lymphoma cancers will be discussed, along with new technologies to detect and treat these cancers.

BIOH 425 Sensory Neurophysiology
Offered Spring Semesters
PREREQUISITE: BIOH 313.
-- Neurophysiology of sensory cells and systems. Topics range from the mechanisms underlying sensory reception to the processing of sensory information at higher stages. The major focus will be on human sensory systems. Pathologies that effect sensory perception will be considered.

BIOH 430 Neuroethology
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor.
-- Neural and hormonal bases of animal behavior, including mechanisms underlying sensory perception and motor responses, learning and memory, spatial navigation, language, dominance hierarchies and aggression, mating systems, and parental behavior. Model systems from a variety of different animal species will be studied including humans.

BIOH 435 Cognitive Neuroscience
Offered Spring Semesters
PREREQUISITE: BIOH 313, BCH 380 plus one of: BIOL 208, PSYX 350, BIOO 412.
-- This course will survey our present knowledge of the neural basis of normal and abnormal cognitive function in humans and non-human primates. Topics will range from perception and action to attention, consciousness and mental illness.

BIOH 440 Neuroscience of Mental Illness
Offered Fall Semesters
PREREQUISITE: BIOH 313 or BIOH 435.
-- Survey of the major categories of human mental illness and their underlying neural mechanisms and treatments.

BIOH 455 Molecular Medicine
Offered Spring Semesters
PREREQUISITE: BIOB 375 and BCH 380.
-- Lecture and seminar courses based on recent, original papers. Moves from human disease to molecular explanations. Intended for upper level students with a strong background in biology.

BIOH 491 Special Topics
On Demand
Max 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.

BIOH 492 Independent Study
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor and approval of department head.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.


BIOL 395 Human Pathophysiology
Offered Spring Semesters
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
Offered Fall Semesters
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
Offered Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters
-- Directed undergraduate research/creative activity which may culminate in a research paper, journal article, or undergraduate thesis. Course will address responsible conduct of research. May be repeated.

BIOL 510 Topics in Neurobiology
Offered Spring Semesters
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.


BIOO 412 Animal Physiology
Offered Fall Semesters
PREREQUISITE: or BIOB 260, and one of the following: CHMY 211, CHMY 321, or CHMY 123.
-- General homeostatic physiology of animals with emphasis on mammals. Selected body systems are covered with major emphasis on the integration of body processes.

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