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  • Prerequisites
  • General Education
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable
  • Additional Fees
Credits 4
Lecture
Spring
Fall
BIOLOGY-202

Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Processes

  • Pre-Requisites

Study of biological principles, focusing on cellular structure and function, metabolism, genetics, evolution and development. This introductory course is intended for science majors.

Prerequisites
P: Env Sci 207 or conc enr or Hum Biol 207 or conc enr AND ACT Science Score of 24 or greater, OR grade of C or better in Hum Biol 102, OR grade of C or better in Biology 203.
Credits 4
Lecture
Spring
Fall
BIOLOGY-203

Principles of Biology: Organisms, Ecology, and Evolution

Biological principles, structure and function of organisms, with consideration of interactions at cellular level and examination of the relationships of organisms to the environment. Includes laboratories.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
Credits 1-4
Ind Study
Spring
Fall
BIOLOGY-298

Independent Study

Independent study is offered on an individual basis at the student's request and consists of a program of learning activities planned in consultation with a faculty member. A student wishing to study or conduct research in an area not represented in available scheduled courses should develop a preliminary proposal and seek the sponsorship of a faculty member. The student's advisor can direct him or her to instructors with appropriate interests. A written report or equivalent is required for evaluation, and a short title describing the program must be sent early inthe semester to the registrar for entry on the student's transcript.

Prerequisites
P: fr or so st with cum gpa > or = 2.50; or jr or sr st with cum gpa > or = 2.00.
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits 1-4
Field Exp
BIOLOGY-299

Travel Course

  • Pre-Requisites
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable

Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.

Prerequisites
P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
  • Travel Course
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits 4
Lecture
Spring
Fall
BIOLOGY-302

Principles of Microbiology

  • Pre-Requisites

Microorganisms and their activities; their form, structure, reproduction, physiology, metabolism, and identification; their distribution in nature and their relationship to each other and other living things.

Prerequisites
P: Biology 202 with at least a C grade AND Env Sci 207 or conc enr or Hum Biol 207 or conc enr.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
BIOLOGY-303

Genetics

  • Pre-Requisites

Mechanisms of heredity and variation, their cytological and molecular basis and their implications in biological technology.

Prerequisites
P: Biology 202 with at least a C grade; Chem 108 or 212 with at least a C grade; Math 260 with at least a C grade;
Credits 1
Laboratory
Fall
BIOLOGY-304

Genetics Laboratory

Basic techniques of genetic research; laboratory investigation and analysis of animal, plant, and human patterns of inheritance.

Prerequisites
P: Biology 303 with at least a C grade AND Env Sci 207 or conc enr or Hum Biol 207 or conc enr.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
BIOLOGY-307

Cell Biology

A lecture course examining the molecular organization of major cellular organelles and their functions in plant and animal cells.

Prerequisites
P: Biology 202 with at least a C grade; and Chem 108 or 212 with at least a C grade; Math 260 with at least a C grade.
Credits 1
Laboratory
Spring
BIOLOGY-308

Cell Biology Laboratory

A laboratory course examining a variety of laboratory techniques used by cell biologists to elucidate cell structure and function.

Prerequisites
P: Biology 202 with at least a C grade; AND Chem 108 or 212 with at least a C grade; AND Math 260 with at least a C grade; AND Biology 307 with at least a C grade or conc enr; AND Env Sci 207 or conc enr or Hum Biol 207 or conc enr.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
BIOLOGY-309

Evolutionary Biology

  • Pre-Requisites

Patterns and processes of biological evolution and their significance for modern biology. Topics include the history of life, population genetics, speciation, and evolution in populations today.

Prerequisites
P: Biology 202 with at least a C grade and either Biology 203 or Human Biology 204 with at least a C grade.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
BIOLOGY-310

Plant Taxonomy

  • Pre-Requisites

Identification and classification of vascular plants of North America, emphasizing flora of Wisconsin and including topics in evolution of vascular plants.

Prerequisites
P: Biology 202 with at leat a C grade and Biology 203 with at least a C grade, or transfer cse Biology 003.
Credits 4
Lecture
Fall
BIOLOGY-311

Plant Physiology

General physiology of vascular plants within the context of a plant life cycle: seed dormancy and germination, metabolism, transport systems, mineral nutrition, patterns of plant growth and development, growth regulators, reproduction and senescence.

Prerequisites
P: Biology 202 with at least a C grade and Biology 203 with at least a C grade, or transfer cse Biology 003; and Chem 212.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
BIOLOGY-312

Mycology

  • Pre-Requisites

Morphology, taxonomy and studies of fungi in medical mycology, allergies, antibiotic production, brewing, baking and other industries; poisonous edible and plant pathogenic fungi; techniques in collection, isolation, pure culture and identification.

Prerequisites
P: Biology 202 with at least a C grade or transfer cse Biology 003.
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
Even Only
BIOLOGY-317

Structure of Seed Plants

  • Pre-Requisites

Anatomy of seed plants, with special emphasis upon tissue differentiation and structure.

Prerequisites
P: Biology 202 with at least a C grade and Biology 203 with at least a C grade, or transfer cse Biology 003.
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
BIOLOGY-320

Field Botany

  • Pre-Requisites

Identification and natural history of plants indigenous to northeastern Wisconsin. .

Prerequisites
P: Biology 202 with at least a C grade and Biology 203 with at least a C grade, or transfer cse Biology 003.
Credits 4
Lecture
Fall
BIOLOGY-340

Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates

A lecture and laboratory course examining the anatomy of organs and organ systems of the vertebrates with emphasis on adaptations. Specimens primarily studied in the lab are the shark and cat.

Prerequisites
P: Biology 202 with at least a C grade and Biology 203 with at least a C grade; OR transfer cse Biology 002; AND Env Sci 207 or conc enr or Hum Biol 207 or conc enr.
Credits 4
Lecture
Spring
Even Only
BIOLOGY-341

Ichthyology

  • Pre-Requisites

An examination of the biology of fishes including classification, phylogeny, functional morphology and population characteristics. Aspects of the ecology of the fishes will be studied in relation to behavior, distribution, diversity and production in freshwater environments. P: None.

Prerequisites
P: Env Sci 405
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Even Only
BIOLOGY-342

Ornithology

  • Pre-Requisites

Overview of avian biology, emphasizing adaptation and ecology. Identification of North American bird species and other avian families. Region's most interesting birding areas.

Prerequisites
P: Biology 202 with at least a C grade and Biology 203 with at least a C grade, or transfer cse Biology 002.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Odd Only
BIOLOGY-343

Mammalogy

  • Pre-Requisites

Comprehensive study of mammals, including systematics, anatomy, physiology, behavior, and ecology. Laboratory studies include work with specimens from the Richter Natural History Museum.

Prerequisites
P: Biology 202 with at least a C grade and 203 with at least a C grade, or transfer cse Biology 002.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Even Only
BIOLOGY-345

Animal Behavior

  • Pre-Requisites

Biology of animal behavior patterns; behavioral interactions of animals with their environment.

Prerequisites
P: Biology 202 with at least a C grade.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
BIOLOGY-346

Comparative Physiology

  • Pre-Requisites

Ways in which dissimilar organisms perform similar functions. Behavioral, physiological, and biochemical solutions to problems imposed on invertebrate and vertebrate animals by their environment.

Prerequisites
P: Biology 202 with at least a C grade and Biology 203 with at least a C grade and Chem 212; OR transfer cse Biology 002 and Chem 212.
Credits 4
Lecture
Fall
Odd Only
BIOLOGY-353

Invertebrate Biology

  • Pre-Requisites

Survey of invertebrate animals. A phylum-by-phylum survey examining defining characters, structure, function, life cycles, and ecology of invertebrate animals. Lab focuses on identification of invertebrates living in Wisconsin.

Prerequisites
P: Biology 202 with at least a C grade and Biology 203 with at least a C grade, or transfer course Biology 002..
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
Even Only
BIOLOGY-355

Entomology

  • Pre-Requisites

Structure, function, diversity, and ecology of insects, as well as their impact on human society. Lab develops ability to identify Wisconsin insects, both in the field and by examining microscopic anatomy.

Prerequisites
P: Biology 202 with at least a C grade and Biology 203 with at least a C grade, or transfer cse Biology 002; REC: Biology 353.
Credits 4
Lecture
Spring
Even Only
BIOLOGY-402

Advanced Microbiology

Study of viruses, bacteria, and viruses in relationship to their environment.

Prerequisites
P: Biology 302 with at least a C grade; Math 260 with at least a C grade; AND Env Sci 207 ro conc enr or Hum Biol 207 or conc enr.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Odd Only
BIOLOGY-407

Molecular Biology

  • Pre-Requisites

Molecular approaches to biological problems, emphasizing study of informational macro molecules. Topics include replication, control, expression, organization, and manipulation of genes; RNA processing; protein processing; transposons; oncogenies, growth factors; genetic control of development and the immune system.

Prerequisites
P: Biology 303 with at least a C grade or Chem 330 with at least a C grade; REC: Chem 300 or 303.
Credits 1
Laboratory
Spring
Odd Only
BIOLOGY-408

Molecular Biology Laboratory

  • Pre-Requisites

Molecular biology of nucleic acids and the techniques that form the basis of biotechnology. Topics include electrophoresis, restriction mapping, hybridization, plasmid analysis, and DNA cloning (recombinant DNA library construction, screening, and mapping).

Prerequisites
P: Biology 407 or conc enr or Chem 407 or conc enr; and Env Sci 207 or conc enr of Hum Biol 207 or conc enr. REC: Chem 301 or 305.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Odd Only
BIOLOGY-410

Developmental Biology

  • Pre-Requisites

This course examines animal development from fertilization to the establishment of the adult body. Emphasis is placed on the molecular and cellular mechanisms that control differentiation, morphogenesis, and growth.

Prerequisites
P: Biology 303 or 307 or Hum Biol 310 with at least a C grade.
Credits 1
Laboratory
Spring
BIOLOGY-411

Developmental Biology Laboratory

Laboratory will introduce descriptive and experimental embryological techniques using a variety of model organisms.

Prerequisites
P: Biology 410 with at least a C grade or concurrent enrollment; AND Env Sci 207 or conc enr or Hum Biol 207 or conc enr.
Credits 3
Ind Study
Spring
Fall
BIOLOGY-478

Honors in the Major

  • Pre-Requisites

P: min 3.50 all cses req for major and min gpa 3.75 all UL cses req for major. (F,S)

Prerequisites
P: min 3.50 all cses req for major and min gpa 3.75 all UL cses req for major.
Credits 1
Lecture
Spring
Fall
BIOLOGY-490

Biology Seminar

This course provides a capstone experience for upper-level students majoring in biology. Class activities introduce students to academic and professional infrasturctures, career oppportunities, and major conceptual issues in the biological sciences. During a significant part of the course, students will read and discuss current articles from the primary sci

Prerequisites
P: Biology major with jr st
  • Course is repeatable to 3 credits.
Credits 1-5
Ind Study
Spring
Fall
BIOLOGY-495

Research in Biology

Work closely with a faculty member to plan, perform, evaluate, and report on laboratory research in biology or related area.

Prerequisites
P: Hum Biol 207 or Env Sci 207 and approval by faculty mentor.
  • Course is repeatable to 10 credits.
Credits 1-12
Field Exp
Spring
Fall
BIOLOGY-497

Internship

Supervised practical experience in an organization or activity appropriate to a student's career and educational interests. Internships are supervised by faculty members and require periodic student/faculty meetings.

Prerequisites
P: jr st.
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits 1-4
Ind Study
Spring
Fall
BIOLOGY-498

Independent Study

Independent study is offered on an individual basis at the student's request and consists of a program of learning activities planned in consultation with a faculty member. A student wishing to study or conduct research in an area not represented in available scheduled courses should develop a preliminary proposal and seek the sponsorship of a faculty member. The student's advisor can direct him or her to instructors with appropriate interests. A written report or equivalent is required for evaluation, and a short title describing the program must be sent early inthe semester to the registrar for entry on the student's transcript.

Prerequisites
P: fr or so st with cum gpa > or = 2.50; or jr or sr st with cum gpa > or = 2.00.
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits 1-6
Field Exp
BIOLOGY-499

Travel Course

  • Pre-Requisites
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable

Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.

Prerequisites
P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
  • Travel Course
  • Course is repeatable for credit.