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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (BSC)

Courses that may not be counted toward a major in Biological Sciences:

103. Biology and Society. 3 hrs. Concepts and methods of biological science and their relationship to human affairs. Satisfies General Education Curriculum requirements for laboratory sciences (Category IV); cannot be taken in combination with BSC 110 or 111 to meet the general education curriculum requirement

103L. Biology and Society Laboratory. 1 hr

107. Human Biology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 103 and BSC 103L strongly recommended. Basic concepts, principles and processes in human biology, including consideration of social, moral and ethical issues and concerns

107L. Human Biology Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 107

392. Pre-Professional Externship. 1 hr. Prerequisite: 30 hrs. pre-professional courses. Externship with a health-care provider in collaboration with the Pre-Professional Office. A non-majors course. May be repeated once.

Courses which may be counted toward a major in Biological Sciences:

110. Principles of Biological Science I. 3 hrs. Introduction to biological science, emphasizing cellular organization, genetics, ecology and evolution; satisfies the general education requirement for laboratory science; cannot be taken in combination with BSC 103 to meet the general education curriculum requirement (CC 1133)

110L. Principles of Biological Science I Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 110

111. Principles of Biological Science II. 3 hrs. Introduction to biological science, emphasizing diversity, organisms and organ systems; satisfies the general education requirement for laboratory science; cannot be taken in combination with BSC 103 to meet the general education curriculum requirement (CC 1141)

111L. Principles of Biological Science II Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 111

197. First Year Foundations. 1 hr. Introduction to higher education for students in the biological sciences including use of University resources for academic success, resume development, and career strategies.

201. General Zoology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 110/L and 111/L, CHE 106/L or equivalent. Systematics, functional morphology and ecological relationships of animal phyla (CC 2414)

201L. General Zoology Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 201

226. General Botany. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 110/L and 111/L, CHE 106/L or equivalent. Systematics, structure, physiology, growth and development of plants (CC 1313, 1314)

226L. General Botany Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 226

250. Human Anatomy and Physiology I. 3 hrs. Cells and tissues; integumentary, skeletal, muscular, immune, respiratory and circulatory systems; satisfies General Education Curriculum requirements for laboratory sciences (CC 1513, 2513, 1514, 2514)

250L. Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 250 (CC 1511, 2511)

251. Human Anatomy and Physiology II. 3 hrs. Nutrition and metabolism; gastrointestinal, nervous, renal, endocrine and reproductive systems; satisfies General Education Curriculum requirements for laboratory sciences (CC 1523, 2523, 1524, 2524)

251L. Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 251 (CC 1521, 2521)

305. Evolution. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110/L and BSC 111/L, CHE 106/L or equivalent; BSC 370 recommended. A comprehensive treatment of evolutionary theory

340. Environmental Biology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 110/L and 111/L, CHE 106/L or comparable courses, or permission of the instructor. Fundamental principles of ecology and exploration of environmental issues

360. Cell Biology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110/L, BSC 111/L, CHE 106/L, CHE 107/L; organic chemistry recommended

361. Comparative Anatomy. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110 and 111 or equivalent. Comparative anatomy and functional morphology of the vertebrates, with a phylogenetic perspective

361L. Comparative Anatomy Laboratory. 2 hrs. Corequisite for BSC 361

370. Genetics. 4 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 110/L, BSC 111/L, CHE 106/L; one semester of organic chemistry recommended. The fundamental principles of heredity

380. General Microbiology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110/L and 111/L, CHE 106/L or equivalent. Current concepts in microbiology, including microbial structure and function, physiology, genetics, ecology and role in disease

380L. General Microbiology Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 380

381. Microorganisms in Health and Disease. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 110/L or BSC 107/L. A study of microorganisms of public significance for nursing students

381L. Microorganisms in Health and Disease Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 381

382. Microbial Ecology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110/L, 111/L, 380/L, CHE 106/L. The study of the relationship between microorganisms and their biotic and abiotic environments

399. MCAT Preparation. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: minimum GPA 3.2; BSC 110/L, 111/L; CHE 106/L, 107/L, 255/L, 256/L; PHY 111/L, 112/L; ENG 101, 102; two MAT courses. Overview of the computerized MCAT and strategies for success.

400. History of Biology. 3 hrs. The development of biological sciences in western culture from pre-Socratic Greece to present

401. Natural History of Animals. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Life histories of animals

401L. Natural History of Animals Laboratory. 2 hrs. Corequisite for BSC 401

402. Natural History of Plants. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 226. Life histories of plants

402L. Natural History of Plants Laboratory. 2 hrs. Corequisite for BSC 402

403. Natural History of Infectious Diseases. 3 hrs. A study of infectious diseases and their effects on man

404. Field Biology. 1-2 hrs. arr. Ecological and taxonomic studies. Offered between semesters as 4- to 12-day field trips

404L. Field Biology Laboratory. 2-4 hrs. Corequisite for BSC 404

405. Paleobiology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 201/L General Zoology. Study of life forms existing in prehistoric or geologic time as represented by plants, animals and other organisms

405L. Paleobiology Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: BSC 405

406. Biogeography. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 110/L and BSC 111/L; GHY 325 or BSC 340. Study of plant and animal distributions and human impact on distributions from a geographic, geological and biological perspective

407. Biology of Vertebrates. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110/L and 111/L. Ecology, evolution, behavior and conservation of vertebrate animals; field trips when possible

407L. Biology of Vertebrates Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 407

408. Invertebrate Zoology I. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 110/L, 111/L, 201/L. Functional morphology, systematics and life histories of the phylum Porifera through the minor protostomes

408L. Invertebrate Zoology I Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 408

409. Invertebrate Zoology II. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 110/L, 111/L, 201/L. Functional morphology, systematics and life histories of advanced invertebrate phyla through the Hemichordata

409L. Invertebrate Zoology II Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 409

410. Human Parasitology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110/L, 201/L. Life histories, medical significance, and diagnosis of helminths and protozoa parasitic in man

410L. Human Parasitology Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 410

411. Entomology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110/L, 111/L. Structural adaptations, classification, life histories and habits, and the economic importance of insects

411L. Entomology Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 411

412. Medical Entomology. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 110/L, 111/L or consent of instructor. Arthropod vectors and agents of disease

412L. Medical Entomology Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 412

413. Arachnida Biology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110/L, 111/L. Biology, morphology and classification of the arachnids

413L. Arachnida Biology Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 413

414. Ichthyology. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110/L, 111/L. Evolutionary relationships, morphology, physiology and zoogeography of fishes, with emphasis on identification of local forms

414L. Ichthyology Laboratory. 2 hrs. Corequisite for BSC 414

415. Biology of Fishes. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110/L, 111/L or consent of instructor. Functional morphology, ecology and behavior of fishes

415L. Biology of Fishes Laboratory. 2 hrs. Corequisite for BSC 415

416. Introduction to Fishery Science. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110/L, 111/L. A survey of the biology, management and potential yield of fish populations

416L. Introduction to Fishery Science Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 416

417. Herpetology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110/L, 111/L. Ecology, evolution and natural history of amphibians and reptiles; field trips when possible

417L. Herpetology Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 417

418. Avian Biology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 110/L, BSC 111/L, BSC 361/L recommended. Morphology, taxonomy, life history, distribution, evolution, and adaptations of birds

418L. Avian Biology Laboratory. 1 hrs. Corequisite for BSC 418

419. Mammalogy. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 110/L, 111/L, BSC 361/L recommended. Morphology, taxonomy, life history, distribution, evolution, and adaptations of mammals

419L. Mammalogy Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 419

421. Marine Invertebrate Zoology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: 16 hrs. of biology, including BSC 201/L general zoology. Morphology, distribution, and ecology of the phyla from Porifera through Protochordates (May be taken as COA 428 or MAR 403.)

421L. Marine Invertebrate Zoology Laboratory. 3 hrs. Corequisite for BSC 421 (May be taken as COA 428L or MAR 403L.)

423. Science and Society: From Copernicus to the Bomb. 3 hrs. An interdisciplinary course designed for both science and liberal arts students; traces the development of science and technology and their role in society from the Renaissance to the present (May be taken as HIS 423 and HUM 423.)

424. Parasites of Marine Animals. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Emphasis on morphology, taxonomy, life histories and host-parasite relationships (May be taken as COA 453 or MAR 404.)

424L. Parasites of Marine Animals Laboratory. 3 hrs. Corequisite for BSC 424 (May be taken as COA 453L or MAR 404L.)

425. Marine Phycology. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 226/L general botany and plant taxonomy. A survey of the principal groups of marine algae (May be taken as COA 433 or MAR 420.)

425L. Marine Phycology Laboratory. 2 hrs. Corequisite for BSC 425 (May be taken as COA 433L or MAR 420L.)

426. Introductory Mycology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 110/L, 111/L, BSC 226/L. Systematics, morphology, physiology, and ecology of fungi

426L. Introductory Mycology Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 426

427. Introductory Phycology. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 110/L, 111/L, BSC 226/L or consent of instructor. Taxonomy, physiology, and biochemistry of the algae

427L. Introductory Phycology Laboratory. 2 hrs. Corequisite for BSC 427

428. Plant Anatomy. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 110/L, 111/L, BSC 226/L. A study of the anatomy of vascular plants

428L. Plant Anatomy Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 428

429. Comparative Morphology of Plants. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 110/L, 111/L, BSC 226/L. Life cycles, evolution, and morphology of vascular plants

429L. Comparative Morphology of Plants Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 429

430. Aquatic and Marsh Plants. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 110/L, 111/L, BSC 226/L. Collection, identification and ecology of plants of fresh and brackish water

430L. Aquatic and Marsh Plants Laboratory. 2 hrs. Corequisite for BSC 430

431. Plant Physiology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 110/L, 111/L, 226/L, CHE 106/L organic chemistry. The basic physiological processes of green plants

431L. Plant Physiology Laboratory. 1 hr

432. Economic Botany. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 110/L, 111/L, 226/L or consent of instructor. Origin, distribution, and significance of plants most important to man

432L. Economic Botany Laboratory. 2 hrs. Corequisite for BSC 432

433. Plant Systematics. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110/L, 111/L, 226/L, or consent of instructor. The nomenclature, classification, identification, and relationships of plants, with an emphasis on the local flora

433L. Plant Systematics Laboratory. 2 hrs. Corequisite for BSC 433

434. Dendrology. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110/L, 111/L, 226/L. The taxonomic and ecological characteristics, and the distribution of trees

434L. Dendrology Laboratory. 2 hrs. Corequisite for BSC 434

435. Plant Ecology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Advanced standing in botany. Relationship of plants to their environment

435L. Plant Ecology Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 435

436. Conservation Biology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 110/L, 111/L, 226/L or consent of instructor. The biology of plant and animal populations in human-generated environments, with emphasis on their long-term management

436L. Conservation Biology Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: BSC 436. Labs consist of six full-day field trips held on Saturday

437. Coastal Vegetation. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: 10 hrs. of biology, including general botany. A study of general and specific aspects of coastal vegetation, with emphasis on local examples (May be taken as COA 434 or MAR 421.)

437L. Coastal Vegetation Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 437 (May be taken as COA 434L or MAR 421L.)

438. Salt Marsh Plant Ecology. 2 hrs. The botanical aspects of local marshes: includes plant identification, composition, and structure (May be taken as COA 435 or MAR 422.)

438L. Salt Marsh Plant Ecology Laboratory. 2 hrs. Corequisite for BSC 438 (May be taken as COA 435L or MAR 422L.)

439. Marine Ecology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: 16 hrs. of biology. The relationship of marine organisms to their environment (May be taken as COA 446 or MAR 405.)

439L. Marine Ecology Laboratory. 2 hrs. Corequisite for BSC 439 (May be taken as COA 446L or MAR 405L.)

440. Ecology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110/L and 111/L, or consent of instructor. The study of the relationships of organisms to their environment and to each other

440L. Ecology Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 440

441. Population and Community Ecology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110/L, 111/L. Collection, analysis and interpretation of data on natural populations and communities

441L. Population and Community Ecology Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 441

442. Behavioral Ecology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 455/L and 440/L recommended. The adaptive significance and evolution of behavior

442L. Behavioral Ecology Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: BSC 442

443. Freshwater Biology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110/L and 111/L, or consent of instructor. The study of the biota of ponds, lakes, rivers and streams

443L. Freshwater Biology Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 443

444. Limnology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110/L and 111/L, or consent of instructor. The physical, chemical and biological dynamics of inland waters

444L. Limnology Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 444

445. Marine Biology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110/L, 111/L, 201/L. Marine biological regimes and the influence of geological, physical and chemical oceanographic factors (WI)

445L. Marine Biology Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 445

446. Aquaculture. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: 12 hours of biology and eight hours of chemistry. Production of aquatic organisms in natural and artificial environments

446L. Aquaculture Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 446

447. Marine Aquaculture. 3 hrs. Problems and procedures relating to the culture of commercially important crustaceans, fish, and mollusks (May be taken as COA 424 or MAR 407.)

447L. Marine Aquaculture Laboratory. 3 hrs. Corequisite for BSC 447 (May be taken as COA 424L or MAR 407L.)

448. Fauna and Faunistic Ecology of Tidal Marshes. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Taxonomy, distribution, trophic relationships, reproductive strategies, and adaptation of tidal marsh animals (May be taken as COA 447 or MAR 406.)

448L. Fauna and Faunistic Ecology of Tidal Marshes Laboratory. 3 hrs. Corequisite for BSC 448 (May be taken as COA 447L or MAR 406L.)

449. Marine Fisheries Management. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: Statistics recommended. A statistical review of the world fisheries (May be taken as COA 416 or MAR 410.)

449L. Marine Fisheries Management Laboratory. 2 hrs. Corequisite for BSC 449 (May be taken as COA 416L or MAR 410L).

450. Comparative Animal Physiology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110/L, 111/L, CHE 106/L, 107/L; BSC 360 recommended. Organismic function and the adaptations which characterize major animal groups

451. Mammalian Physiology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110/L, 111/L, CHE 106/L, 107/L; BSC 360 recommended. The functions of mammalian systems; interrelationships and regulation are emphasized

452. Environmental Physiology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110/L, 111/L, CHE 106/L, 107/L. Physiological adaptations enabling animals to meet environmental challenges

453. Invertebrate Physiology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110/L, 111/L, CHE 106/L, 107/L; BSC 201/L. A functional approach to the major invertebrate phyla

454L. Physiology Laboratory. 2 hrs. Experimental techniques in physiology. To be taken once only, as an optional laboratory with BSC 450, BSC 451, BSC 452 or BSC 453

455. Animal Behavior. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110/L, 111/L. Classical and current concepts of animal behavior, including individual and social behavioral patterns

455L. Animal Behavior Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: BSC 455. Experimental and observational techniques in behavior

456L. Laboratory Techniques in Behavioral Neuroscience. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Experimental techniques in neurophysiology, neuropharmacology, and behavioral research (May be taken as PSY 427L.)

457. Neurobiology. 3hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110/L, 111/L, CHE 106/L, 107/L; BSC 360. Introduction to current understanding of the function of the brain, with emphasis on connections between molecular and behavioral studies of the nervous system

458. Marine Ichthyology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: 16 semester hours of biology including comparative anatomy or consent of instructor. Marine fishes including evolutionary relationships, morphology, physiologyand zoogeography; may be taken as COA 421 or MAR 408

458L. Marine Ichthyology Laboratory. 3 hrs. Corequisite for BSC 458. May be taken as COA 421L or MAR 408L

459. Marine Mammals. 3 hrs. 12 semester hours of biology including COA 301, BSC 445/L or Marine Ichthyology or permission of instructor; natural history and population ecology of cetaceans; will include life history, distribution, population dynamics, diet and feeding, social behavior, evolution and zoogeography; may be taken as COA 443 or MAR 423

459L. Marine Mammals Laboratory. 2 hrs. Corequisite for BSC 459. May be taken as COA 443L or MAR 423L

460. Pharmacology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 360 or CHE 420 or CHE 421. The response of living organisms to drugs

461. Histology. 4 hrs. Prerequisite: 12 hours of biology. Microscopic anatomy of mammalian organ systems

461L. Histology Laboratory. Corequisite for BSC 461; no separate credit given for the laboratory

462. Microtechnique. 1 hr. Techniques for sectioning, mounting, and staining tissue, and making whole mounts

462L. Microtechnique Laboratory. 2 hrs. Corequisite for BSC 462

463. Pathobiology. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 461. Principles of histopathology in vertebrates

463L. Pathobiology Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 463

465. Embryology. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110/L, 111/L, CHE 106/L, 107/L. Maturation, fertilization, cleavage, histogenesis and organogenesis

465L. Embryology Laboratory. 2 hrs. Corequisite for BSC 465

466. Human Embryology. 3 hrs. Factors which activate or regulate developmental processes

468. Comparative Histology of Marine Organisms. 3 hrs. Histology of marine organisms, including tissue processing techniques (May be taken as COA 456 or MAR 430.)

468L. Comparative Histology of Marine Organisms Laboratory. 3 hrs. Corequisite for BSC 468 (May be taken as COA 456L or MAR 430L)

469. Developmental Biology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110/L, 111/L, CHE 106/L, 107/L; BSC 360 recommended. A comprehensive survey of the experimental, genetic and molecular analysis of processes that occur during the development of complex organisms

469L. Developmental Biology Laboratory. 1 hr. Integrates molecular biology, cell biology, genetics and embryology to understand the mechanisms by which diverse multicellular organisms arise from single cells.

471. Advanced Genetics. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 370. A continuation of BSC 370

471L. Advanced Genetics Laboratory. 2 hrs. Corequisite for BSC 471. Laboratory exercises to illustrate basic genetic principles

472. Population Genetics. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 370 or consent of instructor. The process of evolutionary change

473. General Endocrinology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110/L, 111/L, CHE 106/L. A general introduction of basic endocrine physiology and how hormones function in the body; this course focuses more strongly on mammalian/human endocrine function

474. Comparative Endocrinology. 3 hrs. Course focuses on the endocrine systems on non-mammal vertebrates, and invertabrates investigating evolutionary relationships of hormone families and hormone uses across groups.

475. Medical Genetics. 3 hrs. The basic principles of human genetics with emphasis on the causation of abnormality and disease. Cannot be substituted for BSC 370

476. Molecular Biology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 370 or 477/L. Molecular biology of viral, prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems

477. Microbial Genetics. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 370. The genetics and molecular biology of microorganisms and bacteriophages

477L. Microbial Genetics Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 477

478L. Molecular Biology Laboratory. 4 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 476 or BSC 477/L, or permission of the instructor. The paradigms of molecular biology in a laboratory setting

479. Applications of Biotechnology in Marine Biology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110, 111, 201, CHE 106, 107, 255, 256; CHE 420 or 421, 422 recommended or permission of instructor; basic biochemical and molecular techniques used to conduct research in marine biology (May be taken as COA 465)

480. Origins and Evolution of Microbial Life. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110/L, 111/L, BSC 380/L. The biotic and chemical origin of microbial cellular life

480L. Origins and Evolution of Microbial Life Laboratory. 1 hr. The biotic and chemical origin of microbial cellular life

479L. Applications of Biotechnology in Marine Biology Laboratory. 3 hrs. Corequisite for BSC 479 (May be taken as COA 465L.)

481. Pathogenic Microbiology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 370, BSC 380/L, and BSC 476 or 477/L or permission of instructor. The molecular mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis, emphasizing the major groups of disease-producing microorganisms

481L. Pathogenic Microbiology Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 481

482. Advanced Pathogenic Microbiology. 2 hrs. Continuation of BSC 481

482L. Advanced Pathogenic Microbiology Laboratory. 2 hrs. Corequisite for BSC 482

483. Viral Ecology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110/L, 111/L, CHE 106/L, 107/L; BSC 380/L recommended. The interactions between viruses and their hosting species over a wide range of taxonomic levels with emphasis on evolutionary ecology and principle types of transmission cycles

484. Virology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 380/L. Viral classification, replication and molecular biology

484L. Virology and Tissue Culture Laboratory. 1 hr. Basic and applied tissue culture techniques

485. Viral Pathogenesis and Diagnosis. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 380/L. Fundamental principles of medical virology

485L. Viral Pathogenesis and Diagnosis Laboratory. 1 hr. Immunological, molecular, and histological techniques for diagnosis of viral diseases

486. Immunology and Serology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110/L, 111/L, CHE 106/L, 107/L. A study of the cellular, chemical and genetic mechanisms of the immune response

486L. Immunology and Serology Laboratory. 1 hr. A laboratory introduction to cellular and serologic immune reactions and their diagnostic usefulness

487. Microbial Physiology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 380/L. A comprehensive survey of bacterial structure, nutrition and biochemistry

487L. Microbial Physiology Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 487

488. Food Microbiology. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 380/L. Microorganisms affiliated with the preparation, spoilage, pathogenicity and sanitation of foods

488L. Food Microbiology Laboratory. 2 hrs. Corequisite for BSC 488

489. Environmental Microbiology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 380/L. Microbiology of water/air/soil; bioremediation

489L. Environmental Microbiology Laboratory. 1 hr

490. Marine Microbiology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 380/L. An introduction to the role of microorganisms in the overall ecology of the oceans and estuaries (May be taken as COA 471 or MAR 409)

490L. Marine Microbiology Laboratory. 2 hrs. Corequisite for BSC 490 (May be taken as COA 471L or MAR 409L)

491. Introductory Bioformatics. 3 hrs. Application of computational techniques to the discovery of knowledge from biological data

491L. Introductory Bioformatic Laboratory. 1 hr. Laboratory for BSC 491

492. Special Problems I, II, III. 1-6 hrs. A course in library or laboratory research selected in consultation with the adviser (Students undertaking a Senior Honors Project will enroll in BSC 492H)

494. Experimental Design and Data Analysis in Biology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: PSY 360, CSS 211 or permission of instructor. Design of experiments, statistical analysis of data and interpretation of analysis results for biological research

495. Application of Basic Concepts for Secondary School. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program and permission of instructor. Techniques and methods in teaching biology integrating the implications of science, technology, and society

495L. Application of Basic Concepts for Secondary School Laboratory. 2 hrs. Corequisite for BSC 495. Laboratory experiments and field experiences in secondary school biology teaching

496. Undergraduate Seminar I, II, III. 1 hr. The presentation and discussions of current biological topics

497. Senior Practicum. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Advanced senior standing and permission of instructor. Exercises and experiences to evaluate and develop or improve selected key professional skills (All Biological Sciences majors must register for this course during their last academic year semester before graduation. BSC licensure majors take BSC 495/L instead.)

COASTAL SCIENCES (COA)

300. Marine Science I: Oceanography. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: college algebra, eight hours of chemistry and eight hours biological sciences. For upper division science majors; an introduction to biological, chemical, geological and physical marine sciences; may be taken as MAR 300

300L Marine Science I Laboratory. 2 hrs. Corequisite for COA 300. A laboratory for COA 300; may be taken as MAR 300L

301. Marine Science II: Marine Biology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: eight hours of biological sciences. An introduction to marine biology with emphasis on local fauna and flora; may be taken as MAR 301

301L. Marine Science II Laboratory. 2 hrs. Corequisite for COA 301; may be taken as MAR 301L

306. Coastal Environments in Peril--Critical Issues. 3 hrs. This course is intended for non-science majors with general scientific, and related political/administrative issues. A wide range of coastal environmental issues will be discussed.

405. Marine Chemistry. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Sea water chemistry and cycles and their impact on the marine environment; may be taken as MAR 441

405L. Marine Chemistry Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: COA 405. A laboratory for COA 405. May be taken as MAR 441L

406. Environmental Estuarine Chemistry. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 111, CHE 256, MAT 179 or permission of instructor. Corequisite: COA 406L. Sources, reactions, transport, fate and effects of environmental chemical species in aquatic environments with special emphasis on estuaries; may be taken as MAR 443

406L. Environmental Estuarine Chemistry Laboratory. Corequisite: COA 406. A laboratory for COA 406. May be taken as MAR 443L

409. Coastal Marine Geology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: six hours in geology. Inshore and nearshore geological processes, sedimentation patterns and land forms; may be taken as MAR 482

411. Coastal Ornithology. 3 hrs. This introductory, field-oriented ornithology course will consist of a series of lectures, laboratory exercises, and field trips to introduce students to the birdlife of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Students will develop an understanding of the basics of avian biology/ecology and field identification of birds. The focus of this course will be on the behavioral and ecological aspects of the avifauna found along the northen Gulf Coast.

412. Field Exercises in Coastal Herpetology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110/L and BSC 111/L or permission of instructor. Topics include the ecology, evolution, life history, diversity, behavior, and conservation of amphibians and reptiles.

416. Marine Fisheries Management. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. An overview of practical marine fishery management problems; may be taken as MAR 410

416L. Marine Fisheries Management Laboratory. 2 hrs. Corequisite: COA 416. May be taken as MAR 410L

417. Field and Laboratory Techniques in Marine Fisheries Sciences. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. Principles of fishery survey design, field techniques and laboratory procedures for undergraduate students; course will include research cruises in both offshore and inshore environments

421. Marine Ichthyology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: 16 hours of biology. Marine fishes including evolutionary relationships, morphology, physiology and zoogeography; may be taken as MAR 408

421L. Marine Ichthyology Laboratory. 3 hrs. Corequisite: COA 421. A laboratory for COA 421; may be taken as or MAR 408L

422. Elasmobranch Biology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: COA 301 and COA 421. Corequisite: COA 422L. An overview of the biology of sharks, skates and rays

422L. Elasmobranch Biology Laboratory. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: COA 301L and COA 421L. Corequisite: COA 422. An overview of the biology of sharks, skates and rays

424. Marine Aquaculture. 3 hrs. Problems and procedures relating to the culture of commercially important crustaceans, fish and mollusks; may be taken as MAR 407

424L. Marine Aquaculture Laboratory. 3 hrs. Corequisite: COA 424. A laboratory for COA 424; may be taken as or MAR 407L

428. Marine Invertebrate Zoology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: 16 hours of biology. Morphology, distribution and ecology of the phyla Protozoa through Protochordates; may be taken as MAR 403

428L. Marine Invertebrate Zoology Laboratory. 3 hrs. Corequisite for COA 428. A laboratory for COA 428; may be taken as MAR 403L

433. Marine Phycology. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: 10 hours of biology including botany. A survey, based upon local examples, of the principal groups of marine algae; may be taken as MAR 420

433L. Marine Phycology Laboratory. 2 hrs. Corequisite: COA 433. A laboratory for COA 433; may be taken as MAR 420L

434. Coastal Vegetation. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: 10 hours of biology, including general botany. A study of general and specific aspects of coastal vegetation, with emphasis on local examples; may be taken as MAR 421

434L. Coastal Vegetation Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: COA 434. A laboratory for COA 434. May be taken as MAR 421L

435. Salt Marsh Plant Ecology. 2 hrs. The botanical aspects of local marshes; includes plant identification, composition and structure; may be taken as MAR 422

435L. Salt Marsh Plant Ecology Laboratory. 2 hrs. Corequisite for COA 435. A laboratory for COA 435; may be taken as MAR 422L

436. Marine Botany. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110 or BSC 111, BSC 226. Corequisite: COA 436L. An overview of marine and estuarine algae, submerged vascular plants and salt marsh vegetation

436L. Marine Botany Laboratory. 1 hr. Prerequisites: BSC 110, or BSC 111, BSC 226. Corequisite: COA 436. A laboratory focused on the examination of marine and estuarine algae and marine angiosperms

443. Marine Mammals. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: 16 hours of biological sciences or permission of instructor. Corequisite: COA 443L. Course will emphasize natural history and population ecology of cetaceans; will include life history, distribution, population dynamics, diet and feeding, social behavior, evolution, and zoogeography; may be taken as MAR 423.

443L. Marine Mammals Laboratory. 2 hrs. Corequisite for COA 443. A laboratory for COA 443; may be taken as MAR 423L

444. Cetecean Behavior. 3 hrs. Review of the literature on behavior, communication and cognitive abilities of whales and dolphins, as well as field trips and real time observations of marine animals

446. Marine Ecology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: 16 hours of biological sciences. The relationship of marine organisms to their environment; may be taken as MAR 405

446L. Marine Ecology Laboratory. 2 hrs. Corequisite COA 446. A laboratory for COA 446; may be taken as MAR 405L

447. Fauna and Faunistic Ecology of Tidal Marshes. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Taxonomy, distribution, trophic relationships, reproductive strategies and adaptations of tidal marsh animals; may be taken as MAR 406

447L Fauna and Faunistic Ecology of Tidal Marshes Laboratory. 3 hrs. Corequisite for COA 447. A laboratory for COA 447; may be taken as MAR 406L

448. Barrier Island Ecology. 1 hr. Corequisite: COA 448L. Lectures and discussions emphasizing biodiversity of the Mississippi Sound barrier island ecosystems; background in biology, botany or geology recommended

448L. Barrier Island Ecology Laboratory. 2 hr. Corequisite: COA 448. Field observations on ecology and biodiversity of the Mississippi Sound barrier island ecosystem; background in biology, botany or geology recommended

453. Parasites of Marine Animals. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Emphasis on morphology, taxonomy, life histories and host-parasite relationships; may be taken as MAR 404

453L. Parasites of Marine Animals Laboratory. 3 hrs. Corequisite for COA 453. A laboratory for COA 453; may be taken as MAR 404L

456. Comparative Histology of Marine Organisms. 3 hrs. Histology of marine organisms, including tissue processing techniques; may be taken as MAR 430

456L. Comparative Histology of Marine Organisms Laboratory. 3 hrs. Corequisite for COA 456. A laboratory for COA 456; may be taken as MAR 430L

465. Applications of Biotechnology in Marine Biology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110, 111, 201, CHE 106, 107, 255, 256; CHE 420 or 421, 422 recommended or permission of instructor; basic biochemical and molecular techniques used in to conduct research in marine biology

465L. Applications of Biotechnology in Marine Biology Laboratory. 3 hrs. Corequisite for COA 465

471. Marine Microbiology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: General Microbiology. An introduction to the role of microorganisms in the overall ecology of the oceans and estuaries; may be taken as MAR 409

471L. Marine Microbiology Laboratory. 3 hrs. Corequisite for COA 471. A laboratory for COA 471; may be taken as MAR 409L

485. Marine Science for Elementary Teachers. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; may be taken as MAR 458 or SCE 435

486. Coastal Ecology for Teachers. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Corequisite: COA 486L. Designed to provide teachers with a background in basic coastal ecology may be taken as MAR 459

486L Coastal Ecology for Teachers Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for COA 486. May be taken as MAR 459L

487. Techniques in Marine Science Education. 3 hrs. Marine resources of Mississippi; may be taken as MAR 456

488. Marine Science for Teachers. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: COA 487/MAR 456 or permission of instructor. May be taken as MAR 457 or SCE 457 advanced topics in marine science

490. Special Topics in Coastal Sciences. 1-6 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Directed study in an area for which no formal courses are offered

492. Special Problems in Coastal Sciences. 1-6 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. A course in library and/or research selected in consultation with the instructor

MARINE SCIENCE (MAR)

151. Introduction to Ocean Science. 3 hrs. Survey of the physical, chemical, geological and biological features of the ocean

151L. Introduction to Ocean Science Laboratory. 1 hr. Pre- or Corequisite: MAR 151. Elementary exercises for interpreting oceanographic data and samples

210. The Oceans. 3 hrs. An introduction to the complimentary geological, chemical, physical, and biological features which define the character and behavior of the world's oceans.

300. Marine Science I: Oceanography. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: college algebra, eight hours of chemistry and eight hours biological sciences. For upper division science majors. An introduction to biological, chemical, geological and physical marine sciences

300L. Marine Science I Laboratory. 2 hrs. A laboratory for MAR 300

301. Marine Science II: Marine Biology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: eight hours of biological sciences and MAR 300. An introduction to marine biology with emphasis on local fauna and flora

301L. Marine Science II Laboratory. 2 hrs. A laboratory for MAR 301

310. Field Methods in Marine Science. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: CHE 107, BSC 111. An introduction to the methods used in the collection and analysis of marine science field data.

366. Ocean Acoustics. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MAT 168 and PHY 202. Corequisite: MAR 366L. An introduction to the principles of the generation, transmission and reception of acoustic waves in the ocean

366L. Ocean Acoustics Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: MAR 366. A laboratory course designed to accompany MAR 366 Ocean Acoustics

367. Waves and Tides. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: MAT 168; PHY 112 or 202. Introduction to ocean circulation dynamics, including wind-generated waves and numerical simulation of tides

401. Biological Oceanography. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Biological processes in the ocean and the influence of biotic and abiotic factors on these processes

401L. Biological Oceanography Laboratory. 1 hr. A laboratory designed to accompany MAR 401

402. Marine Environmental Science. 3 hrs. A study of the problems that affect the coastal and nearshore environments of the Gulf of Mexico

411. Remote Sensing of the Ocean. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: MAT 168; PHY 112 or 202. Introduction to the theory and uses of remote sensing technology in the marine sciences.

412. Introduction to Hydrography. 3 hrs. Introduction to nautical charting surveys, surveys in support of port management and coastal engineering and offshore industrial surveys

413. Management of Oceanographic Data. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MAR 310. Introduction to oceanographic data aquisition and management (computer competency requirement).

414. Marine GIS. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: GHY 417/L. Introduction to the use of data in a marine geographic information system to collect, analyze, and display marine information

415. Marine Metadata. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: GHY 417/L. An introduction to the content satndards, structure, and utilization of digital marine geospatial metadata records

416. Nautical Science. 2 hrs. Introduction to navigation including rules of the road, nautical charts and navigational publications; overview of safety and seamanship, including safe practice and ship behavior

417. Ocean Policy and Management. 3 hrs. The examination of marine science and ocean policy issues, including coastal zone management, Law of the Sea and other national and international policies

431. Basic Marine Science Instrumentation. 3 hrs. Introduction of principal instruments, devices and systems used to measure pressure, temperature, conductivity and speed of sound in the ocean

441. Marine Chemistry. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Sea water chemistry and cycles and their impact on the marine environment

441L. Marine Chemistry Laboratory. 1 hr. A laboratory for MAR 441

443. Environmental Estuarine Chemistry. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 111, CHE 256, MAT 179, or permission of instructor. Corequisite: MAR 443L. Sources, reactions, transport, fate and effects of environmental chemical species in aquatic environments with special emphasis on estuaries

443L. Environmental Estuarine Chemistry Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: MAR 443. A laboratory for MAR 443

456. Techniques in Marine Science Education. 3 hrs. Marine resources of Mississippi. May be taken as SCE 456

457. Marine Science for Teachers. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MAR/SCE 456 or permission of instructor. Advance topics in marine science. May be taken as SCE 457

458. Marine Science for Elementary Teachers. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. May be taken as SCE 435

459. Coastal Ecology for Teachers. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Corequisite: MAR 459L. Designed to provide teachers with a background in basic coastal ecology (May be taken as SCE 459.)

459L. Coastal Ecology for Teachers Laboratory. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Corequisite: for MAR 459 (May be taken as SCE 459L.)

461. Physical Oceanography. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: PHY 112 or 202 and MAT 179 or permission of instructor. An introduction to the physical properties of the oceans

461L. Physical Oceanography Laboratory. 1 hr. A laboratory for MAR 461

466. Acoustics. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: MAT 471 or permission of instructor. Principles of the generation, transmission and reception of acoustic waves

481. Geological Oceanography. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Study of the formation and deformation of the oceanic crust and the distribution and character of marine sediments

481L. Geological Oceanography Laboratory. 1 hr. A laboratory for MAR 481

482. Coastal Marine Geology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: six hours in geology. Inshore and nearshore geological processes, sedimentation patterns and land forms. May be taken as GLY 431

485. Microcomputer Applications in Marine Science Instrumentation. 3 hrs. Introduction to programming and hardware concepts relevant for marine science applications

489. Marine Science Seminar. 1 hr. Current topics in marine science explored via student discussion and presentation; may be repeated for credit (oral communication requirement)

490. Special Problems in Marine Science. 1-6 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Independent research

491. Special Topics in Marine Science. 1-6 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Directed study in area for which no formal courses are offered

497. Senior Practicum. 2 hrs. Exercises and experiences to evaluate and develop or improve selected key professional skills through speech and writing intensive activities (Senior capstone)


EXPLANATION

The semester credit hours are listed after the title of each course.
Example:

100. Introduction to the Arts. 3 hrs. A team-taught investigation of the music, visual and theatrical arts designed for students who are not otherwise academically involved with these arts (CC 1233)

Southern Miss courses for which there are acceptable junior/community college courses are marked as (CC ____). It should be noted that there is a variance in course sequence between the junior/community colleges and Southern Miss. In addition, courses with the same junior/community college numbers vary from college to college. An adviser should be consulted before course scheduling.

The plus (+) sign in front of a course indicates that a special fee is charged for that course. (All labs are subject to a usage fee.)