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100 Environmental Science (2) Basic course in human ecology for students with limited training in science. Emphasizes environmental problems related to human activity in the modern world. Meets the General Education environmental science requirement and meets the Wisconsin Teaching Certification Requirement for Environmental Science. Does not count toward the Biology major. No prerequisite. (Lecture two hours.) F08, S09, F09, S10

 

111 General Botany (4) (P) Basic course in plant biology. Includes a survey of the more important taxa together with anatomy, physiology, ecology and classification of some common plants in these groups. Examples of important groups are studied in the laboratory. No prerequisite. (Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours.) F08, S09

 

115 Human Biology (4) General education course about the structure and function of the human body as related to areas of health and disease. Designed to meet the General Education requirement for laboratory science. Does not count toward the Biology major. Not suggested for those having taken BIOL 270 or 280. (Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours). F08, F09

 

123 Concepts in Biology (4) Introduces basic biology principles, health physiology, and environmental science. Fulfills the General Education requirement for laboratory science. Recommended for Elementary Education majors. Does not count toward the Biology major. (Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours.) S09, S10

 

130 Principles of Biology (4) Introduction to important principles of chemistry, cellular, molecular, and evolutionary biology, and the diversity of life. Laboratory experiments are inquiry driven. Intended as the first of a two-course sequence for biology majors, and students with a strong interest in the life sciences. Fulfills the General Education laboratory science requirement. (Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours.) F08, S09, F09, S10

 

132 Principles of Biology II (4) Introduction to microbiology, plant evolution, comparative plant biology, and ecology. Intended as the second course in a two-semester sequence for biology majors and minors and other students with a strong interest in biology. (Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours) Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in BIOL 130. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

181 Special Topics (1-4) In-depth study of specialized current topics in biology selected by the faculty on the basis of student/community interest. May include workshops, seminars, field trips, special problems, independent study, etc. Course may be repeated when topics are different.  Consent of instructor required.

 

260 General Forestry (3) Study of forests and their production, including protection, maturity, harvesting, utilization, and forestry as a public policy. No prerequisite. (Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours.) S10

 

270 Human Anatomy and Physiology (4) Structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, and sensory systems with emphasis on the molecular aspects of physiology, exercise and clinical correlations. (Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours.) Students registering for this course are required to co-register for a BIOL 270 laboratory section. F08, F09

 

280 Human Anatomy and Physiology (4) Focuses primarily on the integumentary, digestive, circulatory, respiratory, urinary, and reproductive systems. Prerequisite: BIOL 270 or consent of instructor. (Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours.) Students registering for this course are required to co-register for a BIOL 280 laboratory section. S09, S10

 

281 Special Topics (1-4) In-depth study of specialized current topics in biology selected by the faculty on the basis of student/community interest. May include workshops, seminars, field trips, special problems, independent study, etc. Course may be repeated when topics are different. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

 

300 Marine Biology (3) Introduction to the biology and ecology of marine plants and animals, coral reefs, the deep sea, rocky shores, marine mammals, fisheries, aquaculture, pollution, and the conservation of marine resources. Prerequisites: BIOL 132. (Lecture three hours). F09

 

305/505 Evolution (3) A view of the scope, significance and mechanisms of evolutionary concepts in modern biology. Prerequisite: BIOL 132 or permission of instructor. (Lecture three hours.) F08, F09

 

309/509 Phycology and Mycology (4) (P) Review of nonvascular plants with emphasis on natural history, morphology, and ecology of selected representative algae, fungi, lichens and bryophytes. Prerequisite: BIOL 132. (Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours.) F08

 

310/510 Plant Morphology (4) (P) Study of the form and structure of higher plants, both vegetative and reproductive. Emphasizes evolution of major plant groups. Prerequisite: BIOL 132. (Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours.) S10

 

312/512 Biogeography (3) Principles of biogeography. Distribution of North American biomes relative to historical, environmental, and vegetational factors. Special emphasis on North American vegetation and vertebrates. Prerequisites: BIOL 132. (Lecture three hours.) S09

 

315/515 Plant Physiology (3-4) (P) Study of functions and physiological properties of plants, including plant cell functions, biochemistry, and plant development. Lab exercises include mineral nutrition and environmental effects on plant function. Prerequisites: BIOL 132 and CHEM 106. (Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours.) S09

 

316 Medical Terminology (2) Study of basic medical terminology. Prefixes, suffixes, word roots, combining forms, special endings, plural forms, abbreviations, and symbols are emphasized. A programmed learning, word-building systems approach is used to learn, construct, and analyze new terms as they relate to the function and location of body systems. No prerequisite. S09, S10

 

318 Immunology (3) Study of the body's defense mechanisms against disease. Includes discussion of the roles of lymphocytes and their products, the accessory cells, and structures related to the immune response. Prerequisite: BIOL 132. Highly recommended: BIOL 355 and/or BIOL 330. (Lecture three hours.) S09

 

325 Plant Taxonomy (4) (P) Principles of classification of flowering plants based on studies of local flora, use of taxonomic keys, preparation of herbarium specimens. Each student prepares a plant collection. Prerequisite: BIOL 132. (Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours.) F09

 

330 Genetics (4) Principles and techniques of classical and modern molecular genetics. Prerequisites: BIOL 132 and CHEM 105. (Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours.) F08, F09

 

335/535 Aquatic Entomology (3) (A) Introduction to the identification and ecological relationships of freshwater insects and related invertebrates of the north central United States. Prerequisite: BIOL 132. (Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours.) F08

 

339 Teaching Science in the Secondary School (3) General principles and problems of teaching science in the secondary schools. Emphasis on organizing activities for teaching, materials, resources, current methodology, and participation in the classroom. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education program. Does not count toward chemistry major or minor. (Lecture two hours.) Cross-listed as CHEM/PHYS 339. S09, S10

 

340/540 Ecology (4) Introduction to basic principles of ecology emphasizing interactions between organisms and their environment. Local ecosystems examined. Prerequisites: BIOL 132. CHEM 105 is recommended. (Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours.) F08, F09

 

350/550 Limnology (3) Study of freshwater biology including the physical and chemical attributes of the environment as well as plants and animals found in lakes and streams. Prerequisites: BIOL 132. CHEM 105 is recommended. (Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours.) S09

 

355 General Microbiology (4) Structure, function, and genetics of microorganisms including bacteria, viruses and fungi. The ecology of microbes in nature and their impact on industry are studied. The laboratory involves culture and identification techniques as well as modern applications of molecular biology. Prerequisite: CHEM 106. (Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours.) F08, F09

 

360/560 Parasitology (4) Structure, habits, life cycles, classification, and identification of parasites and the diseases they cause. Prerequisite: BIOL 132 or consent of instructor. (Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours.) S09

 

365/565 Entomology (4) Study of the anatomy, physiology, classification, and identification of hexapods (insects). Includes a survey of hexapod orders, their economic and medical importance, and ecological topics. Prerequisite: BIOL 132 (Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours.) F09

 

367/567 Ornithology (3) (A) Introduction to the study of birds. General principles of classification, structure, distribution, migration, life histories, and habits are covered in lecture and text. Laboratory periods devoted largely to identification of birds in the field. Prerequisite: BIOL 132. (Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours.) S10

 

380/580 Vertebrate Biology (3) (A) Life histories, habits, habitats, distribution, classification, and recognition of common vertebrates of the north central United States. Prerequisite: BIOL 132. (Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours.) F08

 

382/582 Ichthyology (3) (A) Introduction to the classification, structure, physiology, distribution, and life histories of fishes. Prerequisite: BIOL 132. (Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours.) F09

 

400/600 Animal Physiology (4) (A) Study of normal and abnormal functions and vital processes of organ systems and how these processes are important to animals as they adapt to their environments. Prerequisite: BIOL 132. (Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours.) S09, S10

 

420/620 Field Biology (1) Study of plants and animals in nature through field trips and observation. Topics change each semester. Prerequisites: BIOL 132. (Laboratory two hours.) F08, S10

 

431 Animal Behavior (Ethology) (3) (A) Introduction to animal behavior with special attention to behavioral mechanisms and the function of behavior. Optional concurrent enrollment in BIOL 432.) Prerequisite: BIOL 132. S09

 

432 Animal Behavior Laboratory (1) Project-oriented course designed to explore the experimental aspects of animal behavior. Corequisite: BIOL 431. S09

 

440/640 Cell Biology (4) Study of the morphology, physiology and genetics of cells. Covers research techniques and modern application of molecular biology. Prerequisites: BIOL 330 and CHEM 106. (Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours.) S09, S10

 

465/665 Laboratory Techniques in Biochemistry and Cell/Molecular Biology (2) Principles and practices of techniques used in biochemistry and in cell and molecular biology. Includes protein isolation and analysis, enzyme kinetics, carbohydrate analysis, immunological techniques for analysis, and techniques of gene cloning and manipulation. Prerequisite: BIOL 330 and CHEM 360 or instructor consent. Recommended: CHEM 462, BIOL 355 and BIOL 440 or concurrent enrollment. (Lecture one hour, laboratory three hours) Cross-listed as CHEM 465. S10

 

481/681 Special Topics (1-4) In-depth study of specialized current topics in biology selected by the faculty on the basis of student/community interest. May include workshops, seminars, field trips, special problems, independent study, etc. Course may be repeated when topics are different. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor, BIOL 481 and Junior standing.

 

484/684 Fish Population Ecology (4) Focuses on two important ecological questions regarding fish populations: 1) What factors cause changes in the size of fish populations? 2) What factors influence the total number of species found in a particular environment? These questions are addressed by investigating how individual fish allocate time and resources in response to environmental conditions, and how different allocation schemes influence individual fitness. Prerequisites: BIOL 132, MATH 102 or equivalent. (Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours.) F08

 

491/691 Research in Biology (1-4) A course developed in cooperation with faculty or area research laboratories designed to provide students with practical experience in experimental biology. Candidates for this course must outline a research problem. Registration for credit can only be made after all supervisory and support requirements have been assured and the formal research plan is approved. (May be repeated for a total of four credits.) Instructor consent required. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

492 Biology Seminar (1) Study of a topic through literature research. Student studies a topic and effectively summarizes the available information in written and oral form. Presentation techniques are emphasized. Prerequisite: Senior Biology major. S09, S10

 

496 Internship (1-4) On-the-job experience with local agencies such as the Wisconsin DNR. Provides students with realistic opportunities to apply their skills to practical problems. Instructor consent required. Registration for credit can only be made after all supervisory and support requirements have been assured. F08, S09, F09, S10