BIO-200   Frontiers in Biology/Case Studies 1 credit

Prerequisites: Permission; AP Biology test score of 4 or 5 or dual enrollment in a college-level biology course.

Corequisites: BIO-120L

An introduction to the major unsolved problems in biology with emphasis on methods used in scientific problem solving. The course assumes basic knowledge of fundamental biological concepts and uses a case studies approach with reading from the biological literature. For students who have successfully completed advanced high school level biology.

BIO-220   Organismal Biology 3 credits

Prerequisites: BIO-120

Corequisites: BIO-220L

The biology of individual plant and animal organisms: development, functional morphology, anatomy, and physiology.

BIO-220L   Organismal Biology Laboratory 1 credit

Prerequisites: BIO-120

Corequisites: BIO-220

The lab section for BIO-220.

BIO-221   Population & Ecosystem Biology 3 credits

Prerequisites: BIO-120, BIO-220, and MAT-112

Corequisites: BIO-221L

The biology of populations and communities: population genetics, evolution, ecology, and animal behavior. Three lectures and one four-hour laboratory weekly.

BIO-221L   Population & Ecosystem Biology Laboratory 1 credit

Prerequisites: BIO-120, BIO-220, and MAT-112

Corequisites: BIO-221

The laboratory section for BIO-221.

BIO-260   Diversity of Life 1 credit

Prerequisites: BIO-220 and BIO-221

Corequisites: BIO-260L

A survey of major taxonomic groups of organisms with an emphasis on biological classification, phylogeny reconstruction, biological diversity, and comparative morphology. Readings, lectures, discussions, and lab activities.

BIO-260L   Diversity of Life Laboratory 1 credit

Prerequisites: BIO-220 and BIO-221

Corequisites: BIO-260

Lab activity for BIO-260.

BIO-294   Independent Study 1 - 3 credits

Prerequisites: Permission

Library research in biology. Critical review of literature pertaining to a problem or specialized topic in biology culminating in a paper written according to department guide lines. See independent study guidelines.