Courses of Instruction
ZOOLOGY (ZOO-Arts and Science)
Note: Unless specifically noted in a course description, the following describes
the Zoology course numbering system:
100-level: ordinarily taken at introductory level, with no prerequisite.
200-level: prerequisite is six semester hours of college biological science; in
addition, certain course prerequisites may be stated. Ordinarily taken by sophomores.
300-level: prerequisite is six semester hours of biological science; specific course
prerequisites may be stated for some courses.
400/500 level: either undergraduate or graduate credit may be earned. Prerequisite
is 18 semester hours of biological science; other courses may be specified as prerequisites
Note: Only three credit hours of research or internship apply toward advanced
hour requirement in zoology. All zoology courses satisfy the CAS-D biological
science requirement. Laboratory courses are noted at the end of each description.
MPF, MPT 113 Animal Diversity (4)
Diversity of animal life examined in context
of origin, evolutionary history, integration, sensitivity to perturbation, and
interactions with humans. Assignments encourage students to synthesize previous
laboratory experiences, explore current issues, or investigate an organism of
special interest. Successful completion of laboratory required. (Offered at Hamilton
and Middletown campuses.) 3 Lec. 1 Lab. IVA, LAB. CAS-D/LAB.
MPF, MPT 114 Principles of Biology (4)
Examines basic biological concepts of
cell theory, inheritance, and physiology. Prepares students for advanced study
in biology and serves as a good overview for other students. (Offered at Hamilton
and Middletown campuses.) 3 Lec. 1 Lab. IVA, LAB. CAS-D/LAB.
114H Animal Diversity Honors Seminar (1)
Seminar for departmental honors program
students. Particular topics in zoology explored beyond the introductory level.
Seminar format is variable, but usually includes faculty lectures and visits to
zoology laboratory facilities; term papers and oral presentations may be required.
Prerequisite: concurrent registration or prior completion of ZOO 113, 115 or 114,
116 and permission of instructor.
MPF, MPT 115 Biological Concepts: Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, and Diversity
Integrated study of microbes, plants, and animals emphasizing biological diversity
and interdependence of life and environment. Cross-listed with BOT and MBI 115.
3 Lec. 1 Lab. IVA, LAB. CAS-D/LAB.
MPF, MPT 116 Biological Concepts: Structure, Function, Cellular and Molecular
Biological principles common to microbes, plants, and animals. Cross-listed
with BOT and MBI 116. 3 Lec.1 Lab. IVA, LAB. CAS-D/LAB.
MPF, MPT 121 Environmental Biology (3)
Local, regional, and global environmental
issues examined in the context of current ecological theory and principles of
resource use and management. Weekly discussion period provides opportunity for
interaction. Zoology majors may not enroll in this course. IVA. CAS-D.
MPF 161 Human Physiology (4)
Examines physiological systems of the human body.
Lecture provides basic information regarding function of these systems from an
integrative perspective. In laboratory, use hands-on approach and work in small
groups to conduct experiments and/or carry out projects to illustrate the physiological
concepts presented in lecture. Zoology majors may not enroll in this course. 3
Lec. 1 Lab. IVA, LAB. CAS-D/LAB.
MPF 171 Human Anatomy and Physiology (4)
Study of the structure and function
of the human body including basic cellular principles, embryology, reproductive
system, endocrine system, and nervous system. Does not count toward a zoology
major. (Offered at Hamilton and Middletown campuses.) 3 Lec. 1 Lab. IVA, LAB.
172 Human Anatomy and Physiology (4)
Study of the structure and function of
the human body including respiratory, digestive, urinary, skeletal, muscular,
and circulatory systems. Does not count toward a zoology major. (Offered at Hamilton
and Middletown campuses.) Prerequisite: ZOO 171. 3 Lec. 1 Lab. CAS-D/LAB.
175 Environmental Science Seminar (1)
Introduces students to the multidisciplinary
nature of environmental science and the solution of environmental problems. Cross-listed
with BOT/CHM/GEO/GLG/ MBI/MTH/STA 175.
201 Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates (4)
Anatomy of typical vertebrates. 2
Lec. 2 Lab. CAS-D/LAB.
MPT 203 Introduction to Cell Biology (3)
Introductory study of eukaryotic cell
structure and function. Prerequisite: ZOO 114 or 116.
MPT 204 Fundamentals of Ecology (3)
Interrelationships between organisms and
their environments. Prerequisite: one course in the biological sciences (BOT,
MBI, or ZOO) or permission of the instructor.
MPT 206 Evolutionary Biology (3)
Development of major evolutionary concepts
and application of such concepts within the biological sciences and related scientific
fields are examined. Prerequisite: one year of biological science.
MPT 232 Human Heredity (3)
Introduction to the basic principles of genetics
and their relevance to human society. Zoology majors may not enroll in this course.
(Offered at Hamilton campus)
275 Principles of Environmental Science (3)
Introduction to the principles and
methodologies of environmental science. Topics include contamination of earth
systems and pollution mitigation; use, abuse and conservation of natural resources;
land use, conservation and preservation, planning and management and the value
of biodiversity and wilderness. Emphasis is on the multidisciplinary nature of
environmental problems and their solutions. Prerequisites: At least one course
from each of the following three categories is either pre- or co-requisite: 1)
B/M/Z 115 or BOT 191 or ZOO 113; 2) CHM 111 or CHM 142/5; and 3) GLG 111/115 or
121/115 or 141/115 or GEO 121. Cross-listed with BOT/CHM/GEO/GLG/MBI/STA 275.
MPT 305 Animal Physiology (4)
Study of general physiological principles necessary
for basic understanding of life processes. Prerequisite: one year of chemistry,
junior standing, and at least one 200-level zoology course, or permission of instructor.
3 Lec. 1 Lab. CAS-D/LAB.
MPT 311 Vertebrate Zoology (4)
Taxonomy and life histories with emphasis on
local fauna. 2 Lec. 2 Lab. CAS-D/LAB.
MPT 312 Invertebrate Zoology (4)
Morphology and taxonomy with emphasis on local
fauna. 2 Lec. 2 Lab. CAS-D/LAB.
320 Directed Research in Zoology (1-3)
Problems involving library, field, or
laboratory work. Only three semester hours of ZOO 320 can be used to fulfill advanced
MPT 325 Pathophysiology (4)
Study of relationship between normal body functioning
and physiologic changes that occur as the result of illness. Zoology majors may
not enroll in this course. Prerequisite: ZOO 172 or equivalent.
328 Functional Microanatomy (4)
Microscopic anatomy of structural and functional
components of animal tissue. Laboratory emphasizes viewing various tissues and
organ systems using the light microscope. Lectures correlate structure with function
of these tissues. Prerequisite: ZOO 305. 3 Lec. 1 Lab. CAS-D/LAB.
333 Field Ecology (2)
Experience in collection, analysis, and interpretation
of ecological data. Prerequisite: ZOO 204. 1 Lec. 1 Lab. CAS-D/LAB.
340 Internship (1-20)
Credit/no-credit only. Supplements the basic requirements
for a zoology major by providing credit for practical work experience. Experiences
may include, but are not limited to, positions with research laboratories, consulting
firms, zoos, museums, industrial laboratories, and government agencies. Total
semester hours of ZOO 340 and/or 277, 377, 419R, 477, or 320 used to fulfill advanced
hour requirement cannot exceed three. Prerequisite: internship agreement with
zoology faculty and sophomore standing with at least seven hours in zoology.
MPT 342 Genetics (3)
Introduction to basic principles of genetic organization,
function, and inheritance. Prerequisite: one year of chemistry, junior standing,
and at least one 200-level zoology course, or permission of instructor. Cross-listed
with BOT 342.
351 Environmental Education: Focus on Natural History (4)
Introduction to the
field of environmental education emphasizing the natural history and interpretation
of the forests, prairies, and wetlands of southwestern Ohio. Cross-listed with
BOT 351. Prerequisite: ZOO/BOT/ MBI 115. 2 Lec. 1 Lab.
361 Patterns in Development (4)
Cellular, molecular and genetic analysis of
developmental processes by which a single celled zygote is transformed into a
multi-cellular organism, comparative analyses of the mechanisms across animals,
and an understanding of classical and modern experimental approaches in Developmental
Biology. Prerequisite: ZOO 203 3 Lec. 1 Lab. CAS-D/LAB.
370 Issues in Medicine (3)
This course is a discussion-based seminar focusing
on issues and value conflicts facing physicians in contemporary health care environments.
Emphasizes real-life situations and cases and will have eight practicing doctors
in fields ranging from surgery to psychiatry as participants. The course makes
extensive use of new medical information technology. Prerequisites (s): B/M/Z
115 and 116; CHM 241 and 242, and permission of the instructor. This course does
not count toward a Zoology major.
395 Primate Biology and Behavior (3)
Taxonomic survey of the primate order including
anatomy, distribution, adaptation, and morphological characteristics of various
taxa. Selected primatological topics including primate conservation, reproduction
and development, manipulation, and tool use. Prerequisite: ATH 255 or ZOO 206;
junior or senior status; or permission of instructor. Cross-listed with ATH 395.
MPC 400 Capstone Seminar: Contemporary Issues in Zoology (3)
to critically evaluate and form positions on current biological issues of national
interest. Format, theme, and topics change from term to term. Examples of themes
include the management and use of natural resources, preservation of biological
diversity, nature of the medical profession, and issues raised by advances in
biotechnology. Faculty as well as other recognized authorities participate.
401/501 General Entomology (4)
Introductory study of insects. Prerequisite:
ZOO 115 or 312 or equivalent. 2 Lec. 2 Lab. CAS-D/LAB.
403/503 Biology of Dinosaurs (4)
Introduction to the evolution, diversity, ecology,
physiology, and behavior of dinosaurs and other Mesozoic organisms, with a consideration
of the history of their discovery and study. The laboratory and museum field trip
will emphasize the use of dinosaurs for teaching biological concepts. Prerequisite:
teaching certification or 18 semester hours of biological science or permission
405/505 Parasitology (4)
Principles of host-parasite interactions with an emphasis
on the physiology, ecology, and evolution of protozoan, nematode, and flatworm
parasites. 2 Lec. 2 Lab. CAS-D/LAB.
407/507 Ichthyology (4)
General biology of fishes: their systematics and taxonomy,
anatomy, systemic physiology, ecology, zoogeography, and management. Laboratory
includes methods of collection and identification; studies of selected structural,
functional, and behavioral attributes of fishes; and four field trips. 2 Lec.
2 Lab. CAS-D/LAB.
408/508 Ornithology (4)
General biological principles of birds, their classification,
evolution, adaptations, ecology, behavior, and relationship to humans. Prerequisite:
two advanced courses in biological sciences or permission of instructor. 2 Lec.
2 Lab. CAS-D/LAB.
409/509 Herpetology (4)
Classification, speciation, morphological adaptations,
mode of life, history, and ecology of amphibians and reptiles; emphasis on recent
advances in the field. 2 Lec. 2 Lab. CAS-D/LAB.
MPC 419R Independent Research Capstone (3)
Provides students with an in-depth
research experience. Requires that students understand scientific literature in
a specific area, develop a research proposal, perform research, write a summary
report, and orally present the research findings. Prerequisite: permission of
instructor and department chair or chair designate.
422/522 Evolution and Biosystematics (3)
Detailed examination of evolutionary
and biosystematic concepts that have promoted advances in understanding the origins,
structure, function, behavior, and distribution of present-day organisms and taxa.
Prerequisite: ZOO 342 or equivalent. Offered infrequently.
424/524 Biological Instrumentation (4)
Theory and application of modern biological
instrumentation and techniques. Basic and advanced skills including use, maintenance
and calibration of biological instruments. Prerequisites: BOT/MBI/ ZOO 115/116
or BOT 191 or MBI 201 or MBI 202 or ZOO 113/115 or ZOO 114/115 or equivalent,
CHM 141/142 or equivalent or permission of instructor. Cross-listed with MBI 424/524
and BOT 424/524. Offered fall semester of even years.
MPC 431/531 Winter Biology (3)
Study of adaptations for survival and life in
the winter environment with particular emphasis on effects of ice, snow, and low
temperature. Prerequisite: ZOO 305 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
432/532 Zoology Field Study & Research (1-12)
Independent study involving
individually-designed research on the field zoology of a specific geographic area
or organism. Prerequisite: 12 hours of Biology at the 200-level or above. Junior,
senior, or graduate standing.
437/537 Field Methods in Population Ecology (1)
A course designed to introduce
field and lab methods used to sample plant and animal populations and quantify
interspecific competition. Prerequisite: a course in ecology. Cross-listed with
BOT 437/537. Offered odd year Fall semesters.
442/542 Mechanisms of Animal Development (3)
Analysis of problems in animal
development, including gametogenesis, cell lineage, organogenesis, cell proliferation,
and pattern formation. Prerequisite: ZOO 361 and 342, or equivalent. Offered infrequently.
443/543 Molecular Cell Biology (3)
Microscopic structure, chemical composition,
and function of cytoplasmic and nuclear components of animal, plant, and bacterial
cells. Prerequisites: ZOO 203, ZOO 342 and organic chemistry.
MPC 444/544 Molecular Biology (3)
Emphasis on molecular biology of the gene
and the molecular basis of gene action. Prerequisite: organic or physical chemistry
and ZOO 342 or equivalent.
449/549 Biology of Cancer (3)
Study of cancer in animals at the molecular, cellular,
and physiological levels. Causes, development, and treatment of cancer are examined
as well as the characteristics of the 10 most common cancers in humans. Prerequisite:
ZOO 203 or 443/543, 342, and organic chemistry.
MPC 452/552 Nerve and Muscle Physiology (4)
Study of nervous, muscular, and
circulatory systems in a diversity of organisms (vertebrates and invertebrates).
Experience with experimental techniques used to study these systems. Prerequisite:
ZOO 305 or 203 or 342, CHM 242 or 332, or permission of instructor. 3 Lec. 1 Lab.
MPC 453/553 Animal Physiological Ecology (4)
Study of physiological and behavioral
adaptations of organisms. Topics include discussions of flying, diving, and swimming
adaptations as well as consideration of specific environments such as deserts,
caves, and estuaries. Prerequisite: ZOO 204, 305, or equivalent, and permission
of instructor. 3 Lec. 1 Lab. CAS-D/LAB.
MPC 454/554 Endocrinology (3)
Study of the role of chemical messengers and hormones
from endocrine and neural origin, in control of physiological processes. Includes
review and discussion of current techniques and methodologies in the literature.
Prerequisite: ZOO 305 and CHM 241. CAS-D/LAB.
455/555 Endocrine Methodology (1)
Students learn techniques in endocrine and
neuroendocrine research; analyze and present experimental results; and gain experience
reviewing the primary literature. Concurrent course: ZOO 454/554.
456/556 Cardiopulmonary Physiology (4)
Physiology of cardiovascular and pulmonary
systems in normal state, and some examples of abnormal states that illustrate
control mechanisms. Integration of these two systems together and with other systems.
Prerequisite: ZOO 305. 3 Lec. 1 Lab. CAS-D/LAB.
457/557 Neuroanatomy (3)
Study of structural and functional organization of
the mammalian central nervous system. Emphasis on organization of and current
methodologies used in study of major neuroanatomical pathways and neurotransmitters
of mammalian brain and spinal cord. Includes computer-assisted imaging of brain
structures and methods of data analysis. Prerequisite: ZOO 305. CAS-D.
Neuroanatomical Methods (1)
Students review basic brain anatomy and review techniques
in neuroanatomical research. Students gain experience in data collection and analysis
and neuroimaging methods. Concurrent course: ZOO 457 for ZOO 458; none for ZOO 558.
459/559 Methods in Neurophysiology (1)
Application of basic techniques in neurophysiological
research. Includes collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation of experimental
results and review of the primary literature. Prerequisites: ZOO 459: ZOO 305;
ZOO 559: Graduate standing.
460/560 Principles of Animal Surgery (2)
Rationale, regulation, and techniques
of animal use and surgery in research settings. Orientation for the use of any
mammalian species in research. Undergraduates complete one protocol approval form
using a Lab Animal Science article. Graduate students complete three written evaluations
or critiques of animal proposals and articles. 1 Lec.
MPC 462/562 Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment (4)
Applied study of
toxicology from the molecular to the ecosystem level of organization. Materials
presented in the context of toxicology as an interdisciplinary, problem-solving
science utilizing the principles of ecological risk assessment. Three hours of
lecture and one hour of student-led discussion per week. Prerequisite: ZOO 204
and 305, or equivalent, and a year of organic chemistry or permission of instructor.
MPT 463/563 Limnology (4)
Physical, chemical, and biological characteristics
of freshwater ecosystems. Prerequisite: ZOO 204 or equivalent, a year of chemistry,
or permission of instructor. 3 Lec. 1 Lab. CAS-D/LAB.
464/564 Laboratory in Cell and Molecular Biology (3)
An in-depth, hands-on laboratory
experience that supplements any of the 400 level cell, developmental, genetic,
or molecular biology courses in zoology. Emphasis is on techniques used in modern
cell and molecular biology. Prerequisites: Credit for or concurrent enrollment
in ZOO 442/542, ZOO 443/543, ZOO 444/544, ZOO 449/549 or permission of instructor.
MPC 465/565 Animal Behavior (4)
Evolutionary approach to the study of animal
behavior with emphasis upon the description, measurement, and interpretation of
behavior of animals. Emphasizes a problem-solving approach to help students understand
how and why behavior influences the ways in which animals live and reproduce.
Emphasizes examination of behavior using a combination of lectures, discussions,
and laboratory experiences. Students gain experience in evaluating published scientific
research as well as data gathered in lab exercises and an independent research
project. Prerequisite: nine hours of advanced courses in biological science and
a course in statistics or permission of instructor. 2 Lec. 2 Lab. CAS-D/LAB.
466/566 Bioinformatics Computing Skills (3)
Programming in Perl and MatLab.
Use of BLAST, BioPerl, BioPHP, and MatLab Bioinformatics Toolbox. Emphasis placed
on biological database design, implementation, management, and analysis. Prerequisite(s)
: Programming course and BOT 116, or BOT 342, or permission of instructor. Cross-listed
with BOT/CSA/ MBI 466/566.
MPC 467/567 Conservation Biology (3)
Principles of ecology and organismal biology
applicable to conservation of uncommon plant and animal populations or ecosystems
as related to anthropogenic influences and relevant legislation. Prerequisites:
An introductory course in biology and ZOO 204 or BOT 401 or equivalent. Cross-listed
with BOT 467/567.
469/569 Neurophysiology (3)
Study of the physiology of the central nervous system
with emphasis on the cellular and molecular basis of signal transmission in the
brain. Includes a review of current techniques and topics in the literature. Prerequisites:
ZOO 469: ZOO 305 or equivalent; ZOO 569: graduate standing. Concurrent course:
ZOO 459 (469 only).
471/571 Molecular Physiology (3)
Emphasis on how modern biological techniques
are applied to the understanding of molecular physiology in both the normal and
abnormal disease states. Specific topics will be complemented with current literature
to illustrate investigations into physiology at the cellular and molecular level.
Prerequisites: ZOO 305 and a 200-level (or higher) course in molecular/cell biology.
481/581 Theory of Electron Microscopy (2)
Principles and theory of scanning
and transmission electron microscopy and advanced microscopies. Cross-listed with
BOT 481/581. Offered every Fall semester.
482/582 Scanning Electron Microscopy Laboratory (2)
Practical course providing
training in scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Sample preparation, SEM operation,
darkroom work, manuscript preparation, and an individual research project. Cross-listed
with BOT 482/582. Prerequisite or corequisite: BOT/ ZOO 481/581 and permission
of instructor. Offered every fall semester.
483/583 Transmission Electron Microscopy Laboratory (2)
Practical course in
transmission electron microscopy: specimen preparation microscope usage, data
collection, and photographic plate preparation. Prerequisite or corequisite: BOT/ ZOO 481/581 and permission of instructor. Cross-listed with BOT 483/583. Offered every
485/585 Bioinformatic Principles (3)
Introduces the fundamental concepts and
basic computational techniques for several mainstream bioinformatics problems.
Emphasis placed on applications of bioinformatics tools as well as how to transform
a biological problem into a computable one. Highlights computer usage, so demonstration
of computer expertise is required, but programming experience is not. Prerequisite(s):
Any one of these courses: BOT/MBI/ ZOO 116, MBI 201, BOT/ ZOO 342, CHM 332, CHM 433; or permission of instructor. Cross-listed BOT/ MBI 485/585.
491/492 Seminar in Zoology (1, 1)
Review and discussion of topics in zoology.
Prerequisite: senior zoology major or permission of instructor.
MPC 494 Sustainability Perspectives in Resources and Business (3)
the need for interdisciplinary understanding of the pattern of declining quantities
of critical resources and growing public awareness of environmental degradation,
an understanding of relevant ecosystems, social and economic institutions and
policy, and the prospects for the business community to facilitate resolution
of these concerns. Three alternative prerequisites: (A) senior standing as a business
major and one of BOT 131 or GLG 121 or ZOO 121; or (B) senior standing as a science
major and ECO 201 and 202; or (C) senior standing and completion of Thematic Sequence
ECO 5 Sustainable Systems. Cross-listed with BUS, BOT, GEO, and GLG 494.
497/597 Socio-Ecology of Primates (3)
Ethology and ecology of living prosimians,
monkeys, and apes, from comparative and evolutionary perspectives, emphasizing
field studies of natural populations. Prerequisite: junior or senior status; nine
advanced hours in ZOO; for others, permission of instructor. Cross-listed with
MPC 498/598 Evolution of Human Behavior (3)
Ethology and ecology of Homo sapiens,
from comparative and evolutionary perspectives, drawing on primatology, paleoanthropology,
and sociocultural studies of traditional societies. Prerequisite: junior or senior
status; nine advanced hours of ZOO; permission of instructor. Cross-listed with
601 Seminar for Zoology Graduate Students (1)
(Credit/no-credit only.) Introduction
to methods of searching literature, preparation of audiovisual materials, preparation
of grant applications and manuscripts, good teaching practices, and other aspects
of the profession. Seminar for beginning graduate students in zoology.
605 Advanced Molecular Biology (3)
In-depth study of genome organization, rearrangement,
replication, and expression in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells and their viruses,
with an emphasis on regulatory mechanisms. Prerequisite: graduate status, a course
in molecular genetics, biochemistry, or cell biology, and permission of instructor.
Cross-listed with MBI 605 and BOT 605. Offered even year Fall semesters.
606 Advanced Cell Biology (3)
Advanced level study of molecular basis of prokaryotic
and eukaryotic cell structure/function relationships. Prerequisite: graduate status,
course in molecular genetics, cell biology, or biochemistry, and permission of
instructor. Cross-listed with MBI 606 and BOT 606. Offered even year Spring semesters.
608 Biological Diversity (3)
Provides an introduction to the diversity and function
of microorganisms, plants and animals for elementary and middle school teachers.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
620 Graduate Research (1-12; maximum 14)
Research or special problems in zoology.
621 Problems in Zoology II (1-12)
Continuation of research or special problems
for graduate students during summer sessions.
630B Alpine Biology for Teachers
This course follows GLG 699, Field Geology for Teachers. Plant and animal
communities in northwestern Wyoming studied by lectures, field trips and lab study
in an intensive two-week program at Timberline Ranch near Dubois, Wyoming. Prerequisite:
GLG 699. Offered infrequently; summer only.
630C Field Entomology for Teachers (3)
Introduction to the biology and diversity
of insects and related arthropods. Emphasis on methods of field study and the
use of insects for teaching biological concepts. Prerequisite: teaching licensure
or permission of instructor. Summer only.
630D Vertebrate Zoology for Teachers (4)
Identification, taxonomy, and life
histories of vertebrate animals with emphasis on local fauna. Summer only.
630E Invertebrate Zoology for Teachers (4)
Identification, taxonomy, and life
histories of invertebrate animals with emphasis on local fauna.
630G Evolution for Biology Teachers (3)
Emphasis is on Darwin and the origin
of the species, evidence for evolution, creationist arguments, biology of speciation
and related social issues. Prerequisites: Teaching certification or permission
640 Mechanisms in Neurobiology (3)
Studies of the molecular mechanisms of action
in the nervous system with a strong emphasis on current methodologies employed
in the field. Prerequisite: Undergraduate degree in the biological sciences or
psychology with physiology background ( ZOO 305 or equivalent) or permission of
instructor. Cross-listed with PSY 640.
649 Zoological Analytical Techniques (4)
Fundamental principles and techniques
in the experimentation with and analysis of biologically important compounds.
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered infrequently. 1 Lec. 3 Lab.
650 Seminar in Molecular Biology (1)
Discussion of current literature in molecular
biology. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Cross-listed with BOT, CHM and MBI 650.
Offered every semester.
671 Population and Community Ecology (4)
Principles and applications of population
and community ecology: population dynamics, direct and indirect species interactions,
food webs, and species diversity. Prerequisites: At least one course in general
ecology. A course in calculus is recommended. Cross-listed with BOT/ MBI 671.
672 Ecosystem and Global Ecology (4)
Structure, dynamics and management of ecosystems
and the biosphere, including food web interactions, nutrient cycling, ecosystem
functioning, and biogeochemical cycles at local, regional and global scales. Prerequisites:
at least one course in general ecology and general chemistry. Cross-listed with
MBI 672 and BOT 672. Offered every spring semester.
689 Pedagogy in Zoology for Graduate Students (1)
(Credit/no-credit only.) Introduction
to teaching zoology for new graduate students. Role of the graduate teaching assistant,
teaching methodology and good teaching practices are covered. Prerequisite: acceptance
into the department graduate program. Summer only.
698H Using Animals in the Classroom (2)
Provides instruction on how to maintain
and use animals to illustrate diverse physiological, behavioral, and ecological
principles in the classroom. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
700 Research for Master's Thesis (1-12; maximum 12)
Research in zoology
for those who successfully defend their master's thesis proposal. Prerequisite:
Undergraduate biological science major and related scientific subjects.
710 Advanced Seminar (1; maximum 4)
Discussion of current problems and literature.
720 Doctoral Research (1-12; maximum 14)
Research performed by doctoral student
prior to successful completion of doctoral comprehensive examination.
721 Graduate Research II (1-12)
Continuation of research or special problems
requiring expertise equivalent to thesis research during summer sessions.
Note: The following courses accommodate professional growth of advanced graduate
students. The primary function is to keep students updated within their areas
of research specialization. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
730 Current Topics in Ecology and Systematics (1-3; maximum 18)
850 Research for Doctoral Dissertation (1-16; minimum 16, maximum 60 depending
on departmental requirements)
Research performed by doctoral student after successful
completion of doctoral comprehensive examination.
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