BIO

Biology

  • BIO 1010 Medical Terminology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Sequential, programmed study of the language of health care. Illustrations, practice quizzes and exercises support the material and reinforce learning.

  • BIO 1050 Biology of Food

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Biological principles applied to the nature of food, its production, and use in the human body.

  • BIO 1050L Biology of Food Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for BIO 1050.

  • BIO 1060 Global Ecology and Diversity

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduces non-science majors to global ecosystems, the biological principles and processes that have contributed to the diversity of species and natural processes and human actions that work together to shape the ecological balance of the earth.

  • BIO 1060L Global Ecology and Diversity Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for Bio 1060.

  • BIO 1070 Health and Disease

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduces non-science majors to how the human body functions and the social, political, and cultural aspects of public health.

  • BIO 1070L Health and Disease Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for BIO 1070.

  • BIO 1080 Introduction to Public Health

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Concepts and practices in public health. Students will explore the history, purposes, structures, policies, and programs that contribute to the effort to create an environment that promotes healthful living, with application to domestic and international circumstances.

  • BIO 1120 Cells and Genes

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to basic concepts of biology. Topics include genetics and the molecular and cellular basis for the unity of life. Three hours lecture, two hours lab.

  • BIO 1120L Cells & Genes Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for BIO 1120.

  • BIO 1150 Organisms and Ecosystems

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to basic concepts of biology. Topics include evolution, ecology, and the diversity of life. Three hours lecture, two hours lab.

  • BIO 1150L Organisms & Ecosystems Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for BIO 1150.

  • BIO 1190 Biology Honors Recitation

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Recitation

    Recitation/discussion section to review basic concepts developed in the laboratory. Co-registration in lecture and honors laboratory is required.

  • BIO 2100 Orientation Seminar in Biological Sciences

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Overview of programs, career options, department activities, and research opportunities in the biological sciences.

  • BIO 2110 Principles of Molecular and Classical Genetics

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Transmission, molecular and population genetics. Gene structure, allelic segregation, genic interactions, the regulation of gene expression and the genetic structure of populations.

  • BIO 2120 Cell Biology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Eukaryotic cell structure and function, including energetics and involvement of various organelles.

  • BIO 2140 Introduction to Cell Biology Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2.5
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Concepts pertaining to cell structure, the analysis of macromolecules, microscopy and the use of model organisms.

  • BIO 2140R Introduction to Cell Biology Recitation

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Recitation

    Required recitation for BIO 2140.

  • BIO 2310 Evolution and Ecology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Overview of the concepts of evolution and ecology.

  • BIO 2310L Evolution and Ecology Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for BIO 2310.

  • BIO 3050 Animal Physiology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    5
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Basic adaptive mechanisms and their coordination in the activities of the metazoa. Interdependency of form and function, of plasticity and homeostasis, and control mechanisms in animal physiology.

  • BIO 3050L Animal Physiology Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for BIO 3050.

  • BIO 3100 Clinical Microbiology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    The study of biological processes of microorganisms, with emphasis on microorganisms that cause human disease (pathogens).

  • BIO 3110 Clinical Microbiology Lab

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    The study of biological processes of microorganisms, with emphasis on microorganisms that cause human disease (pathogens). Integrated Writing course.

  • BIO 3120 General Microbiology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    5
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Morphology, cultivation, and biochemical activities of microorganisms. Viruses, bacteria, blue-green algae, fungi and their diversity in natural environments.

  • BIO 3120L General Microbiology Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for BIO 3120.

  • BIO 3130 Plant Biology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    5
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Overview of plant biology, including algae, fungi, mosses and vascular plants. Basic plant structure and metabolism. Taxonomy of plants and representative plant families. Labs include demonstrations, experimental manipulations of plants, aspects of structure and function, and outdoor labs.

  • BIO 3130L Plant Biology Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for BIO 3130.

  • BIO 3140 Molecular Biology Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3.5
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Concepts pertaining to gene structure, the regulation of gene expression and the genetic structure of populations.

  • BIO 3140R Molecular Biology Laboratory Recitation

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required recitation for BIO 3140.

  • BIO 3150 Invertebrate Zoology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    5
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to the evolution, diversity, and ecology of invertebrate animals. Major patterns in the evolution of form and function of animal bodies. Examination of old and new theories about relationships among animal groups.

  • BIO 3150L Invertebrate Zoology Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for BIO 3150.

  • BIO 3160 Vertebrate Zoology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Basic structures of vertebrates: anatomy and functional morphology, major adaptations and phylogenetic constraints. Major radiations of vertebrate groups during geological, climatic, and biological events.

  • BIO 3160L Vertebrate Zoology Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for BIO 3160.

  • BIO 3200 Introduction to Immunology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Principles and concepts of immunology. Organization of the immune system. Cellular and molecular mechanisms used by the immune system to protect organisms from disease. Practical application of immunological advances in basic and medical science.

  • BIO 3250 Basic Cell Culture Techniques

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Eukaryotic cell culture and basic techniques used to culture eukaryotic cells. Basic cell culture laboratory setup and equipment, propagation and maintenance of cell culture lines, the introduction of new genes into cell lines, and cellular staining.

  • BIO 3250L Basic Cell Culture Techniques Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for BIO 3250.

  • BIO 3450 Concepts of Biology I for Early and Middle Childhood Education

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3.5
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Introduction to biological concepts for ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL EDUCATION MAJORS. Structured around the National and Ohio State Science Standards and taught from an inquiry perspective.

  • BIO 3460 Concepts of Biology II for Early and Middle Childhood Education

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Concepts and applications of biology formatted to model implications of state and national pedagogical standards, aimed specifically at preparing students for biology teaching in Grades 4-9. For Middle Childhood Education majors only. Integrated lecture/lab.

  • BIO 3520 Human Biomechanics

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Analysis of muscular interrelationships in basic body movements; analysis of principles of mechanics as they relate to fundamental and complex motor skills.

  • BIO 3520L Human Biomechanics Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for BIO 3520.

  • BIO 3530 Exercise Physiology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Acute and chronic metabolic and physiological responses of the human body to exercise in health and disease. Exercise physiology as applied to fitness and performance. Includes programs that distinguish between health-related fitness and physiology of maximal performance.

  • BIO 3530L Exercise Physiology Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for BIO 3530.

  • BIO 3700 Bioethics

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Provides an opportunity to learn/discuss contemporary issues in biology, medicine, and health; recognize, compare, contrast, approach bioethical situations and problems; acquire and separate factual knowledge from opinion; and demonstrate critical thinking. Integrated Writing course.

  • BIO 3710 Forensic DNA Profiling

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Analysis of videos addressing DNA profiling. Promotes critical thinking about science associated with forensic DNA profiling, particularly in criminal cases where DNA evidence plays an important role.

  • BIO 3800 Conservation Biology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examination of the scientific theory and applied research focused on the sustained preservation of global biological diversity.

  • BIO 3810 Introduction to Bioinformatics

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Tools-oriented approach to bioinformatics emphasizing DNA data structure, string representation in PERL, data searches, pairwise alignments, substitution patterns, protein structure prediction and modeling, proteomics, and use of web-based bioinformatic tools.

  • BIO 3850 Tropical Ecology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to tropical ecosystems. Structure, unique plants, climate, animals, topography, and high diversity. Understanding why these tropical regions need to be preserved and protected.

  • BIO 3920 Departmental Honors Seminar

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Preparation you for designing honors project. Focus on aspects of research design, literature review, and communication of results. Students will receive detailed guidance in writing the proposal and will present some aspect of the honors project.

  • BIO 3990 Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Supervised experience in preparing materials and apparatus for laboratory sessions in the biological sciences.

  • BIO 4000 Senior Capstone

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Students research and evaluate scientific literature and techniques to create and give oral presentations. Integrated Writing course.

  • BIO 4010 Topics in Modern Biology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 5
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Advanced topics in modern biology of current interest. Topics vary.

  • BIO 4020 Current Literature in Biology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Uses current research articles to develop critical thinking skills. Designed for advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate students. Integrated Writing course.

  • BIO 4030 Topics in Modern Biology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 5
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Advanced topics of current interest. Topics vary.

  • BIO 4040 Topics in Modern Biology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 5
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Advanced topics of current interest. Topics vary.

  • BIO 4060 Evolutionary Biology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Critically examines modern evolutionary research, with focus on recent theoretical and empirical developments. Topics include speciation and species definitions, phylogeography, phylogenetic biology, molecular evolution, adaptation and natural selection, and sexual selection.

  • BIO 4070 Wetlands Biology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    5
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Ecological investigation of wetlands of United States, with emphasis on Midwest. Covers soils, vegetation, hydrology, conservation, and restoration. Primarily field oriented and some lecture.

  • BIO 4080 Writing in the Biological Sciences

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Surveys grammatical and stylistic aspects of scientific writing and teaches students how to organize, write, and submit a manuscript for publication in a biological journal. Writing grants will also be discussed. Integrated Writing course.

  • BIO 4090 Introduction to R with Applications in Biology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Programming biostatistics applications in the statistical software package R.

  • BIO 4110 The Aquatic Environment

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    5
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Detailed coverage of the physical-chemical and biological aspects of inland aquatic ecosystems. Origins and physical and chemical properties of lakes and rivers and the influences of physical-chemical parameters (light, heat, nutrients) on biological processes.

  • BIO 4110L The Aquatic Environment Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for BIO 4110.

  • BIO 4200 Designing Biological Experiments

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Principles of effective sampling design for biological studies, reconcile the peculiarities of biological data with the assumptions of statistical methods.

  • BIO 4270 Pathogenic Microbiology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Studies microorganisms pathogenic for humans and animals using the organ system approach. Emphasizes mechanisms of pathogenesis and host resistance.

  • BIO 4340 Biological Safety

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Identification, handling, and containment of potentially hazardous biological materials, including microorganisms and recombinant DNA.

  • BIO 4410 Behavioral Ecology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    How and why animals behave the way they do. How an individual's behavior contributes to its survival and reproductive success. Environmental influences on optimal behavioral strategies. Theory is emphasized, but real behaviors will also be examined as case studies.

  • BIO 4420 Advanced Molecular Biology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Gene organization and genome organization, centering on the molecular anatomy, expression, and regulation of eukaryotic genes. Emphasizes recombinant DNA technology.

  • BIO 4430 Vertebrate Histology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    5
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Study of structure/function relationships in vertebrate tissues, organs and organ systems.

  • BIO 4430L Vertebrate Histology Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for BIO 4430.

  • BIO 4440 Plant Physiology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Plant physiology, including the major features of nutrition, photosynthesis, transport, hormones, development, and environmental responsiveness. Laboratory includes analytical techniques, experimental design, and interpretation and communication of scientific results.

  • BIO 4440L Plant Physiology Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for BIO 4440.

  • BIO 4450 Amazon Expedition

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Classroom instruction followed by travel to Peruvian Amazon, viewing primary and secondary rainforest, tropical rivers, and wildlife.

  • BIO 4460 Advanced Cell Biology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Cell structure/function including the organization of the cell nucleus, DNA replication, multiple steps of gene expression, membrane composition and the importance of the cytoskeleton for cell motility, cell division and cell adhesion.

  • BIO 4470 Population and Community Ecology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Use of deterministic and stochastic models to characterize populations and quantitative methods for analyzing community structure, composition, and dynamics.

  • BIO 4480 Advanced Cell Techniques

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Analysis of cellular proteins. Hands-on experience manipulating human cells in culture, extracting cellular proteins, transfecting cells, and performing immunoblotting and immunofluorescence techniques.

  • BIO 4490 Genetic Screens using RNAi

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Students will perform original research in the fields of developmental and reproductive biology by using planarian screens to identify genes expressed in the reproductive system and required for development of eggs and sperm.

  • BIO 4500 Clinical Exercise Physiology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    5
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Use of exercise as it relates to the prevention of disease specific risk factors, the prevention of occurrence or reoccurrence of a disease-specific event.

  • BIO 4500L Clinical Exercise Physiology Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for BIO 4500.

  • BIO 4520 Exercise Pharmacology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Effect of exercise on the therapeutic actions of commonly used prescription and over-the-counter drugs. The effect of drugs on athletic performance is also emphasized.

  • BIO 4530 Respiratory Physiology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    An in-depth exploration of oxygen transport for cellular respiration.

  • BIO 4530L Respiratory Physiology Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for BIO 4530.

  • BIO 4540 Pathophysiology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Patient care as applied to a wide variety of diseases and associated therapies. The disease process, inflammation and healing, immunity, infection. Discussions of blood, cardiovascular, digestive, urinary, neurologic, endocrine, and musculoskeletal disorders.

  • BIO 4550 Plant Systematics

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    The diversity of vascular plant species with an emphasis on angiosperms, phylogenetic relationships and methods, terminology pertinent to taxonomic classification and nomenclature.

  • BIO 4550L Plant Systematics Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for BIO 4550.

  • BIO 4560 Ecosystem Ecology and Global Change

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Covers current understanding of ecosystem function and the impacts of humans on global biogeochemical cycles and the distribution of life on earth.

  • BIO 4600 Population Genetics

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examines the causes of genetic differences within and among species and how molecular biology techniques can be used to identify these differences. Emphasizes human genetics, anthropology, ecology, and conservation implications.

  • BIO 4600L Population Genetics Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for BIO 4600.

  • BIO 4660 Internship in Applied Physiology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 6
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    A capstone practicum experience involving work site training or a research project.

  • BIO 4700 General Entomology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Basic biology of insects, including their morphology, physiology, life history, ecology, evolution and taxonomy.

  • BIO 4700L General Entomology Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for BIO 4700.

  • BIO 4720 Ornithology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to the world of birds. Covers a range of scales from genetics that underlie evolution and phylogeny to global ecology and conservation. Students are introduced to diversity, form and function, physiology, behavior, life history, ecology and conservation of birds.

  • BIO 4720L Ornithology Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for BIO 4720.

  • BIO 4730 Marine Biology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    5
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Oceanic ecosystem dynamics and the biological communities associated with different marine habitats. Emphasizes structural and physiological adaptations of organisms to their environment and interactions among different species (competition, predation, and mutualisms).

  • BIO 4750 Ichthyology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Overview of the major themes of fish evolution, anatomy, physiology, and ecology, with special emphasis on fresh water species. Includes practical field experience in collection, dissection, and identification.

  • BIO 4750L Ichthyology Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for BIO 4750.

  • BIO 4760 Human Parasitology and Mycology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Surveys parasites of humans worldwide with emphasis on those that occur in North and Central America and Europe. Develops a working knowledge of the anatomy, life cycle and epidemiology of each parasite covered. Compares pathogenic and opportunistic fungal infections.

  • BIO 4810 Algorithms for Bioinformatics

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Theory-oriented approach to application of contemporary algorithms to bioinformatics. Graph theory, complexity theory, dynamic programming and optimization techniques are introduced for solving specific computational problems in molecular genetics.

  • BIO 4840 Biogeography

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to the factors affecting the distribution of plants and animals.

  • BIO 4880 Independent Reading

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Study of published scientific literature leading to library research paper. Minimum GPA of 2.25

  • BIO 4900 Biology Internship

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3 to 8
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Off-campus experience in cooperating scientific agency or industrial organization. Reports and specific assignments determine in consultation with faculty advisor and supervising professionals. Application required.

  • BIO 4920 Senior Seminar

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Literature survey, discussion, and oral presentations of selected topics in the biological sciences. Minimum GPA of 2.25.

  • BIO 4950 Senior Honors Research

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Independent research working closely with a faculty sponsor on the formulation and execution of a research project and thesis preparation. Acceptance into the Departmental Honors Program required.

  • BIO 4960 Internship in Exercise Biology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 6
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    A capstone practicum experience involving work site training or a research project. GPA of 3.0 or higher.

  • BIO 4990 Special Problems in Biology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Independent laboratory study course.

  • BIO 5450 Concepts in Biology I for Ed Majors

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3.5
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Introduction to biological concepts for Elementary and Middle School education majors. Structured around the National and Ohio State Science Standards and taught from an inquiry perspective.

  • BIO 5460 Concepts in Biology II for Education Majors

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Concepts and applications of biology formatted to model implications of state and national pedagogical standards, aimed specifically at preparing students for biology teaching in Grades 4-9.

  • BIO 5810 Introduction to Bioinformatics

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Tools-oriented approach to bioinformatics emphasizing DNA data structure, string representation in PERL, data searches, pairwise alignments, substitution patterns, protein structure prediction and modeling, proteomics, and use of web-based bioinformatic tools.

  • BIO 6010 Topics in Biology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 5
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Advanced topics in modern biology of current interest. Topics vary.

  • BIO 6020 Current Literature in Biology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Writing intensive course using current research articles to develop critical thinking skills designed for advanced undergraduates or graduate students. Four different sections emphasize broad areas of biology.

  • BIO 6030 Topics in Biology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 5
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Advanced topics in modern biology of current interest. Topics vary.

  • BIO 6040 Topics in Biology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 5
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Advanced topics in modern biology of current interest. Topics vary.

  • BIO 6060 Evolutionary Biology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Upper-level course in evolutionary biology for graduate students that have already achieved a basic background in evolution. Objectives of the course are to critically examine modern evolutionary research, with focus on recent theoretical and empirical developments.

  • BIO 6070 Wetlands Biology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    5
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Ecological investigation of wetlands of the U.S. with emphasis on the Midwest. Primarily field oriented with some lecture. Covers soils, vegetation, hydrology, conservation, and restoration. Requires two weekend trips and written report.

  • BIO 6080 Writing in the Biological Sciences

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Surveys grammatical and stylistic aspects of scientific writing and teaches how to organize, write, and submit a manuscript for publication in a biological journal. Grant writing is also discussed.

  • BIO 6090 Introduction to R with Applications in Biology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    The goal of this class is to learn programming biostatistics in the statistical software package R.

  • BIO 6110 The Aquatic Environment

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    5
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Field and laboratory course concerned with the physical, chemical, and biological factors that determine biological productivity in natural waters. 3 hours lecture, 6 hours lab.

  • BIO 6110L The Aquatic Environment Laboratory

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for BIO 6110.

  • BIO 6200 Designing Biological Experiments

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course presents an overview of effective sampling design for biological studies. It shows how to reconcile the peculiarities of biological data with the assumptions of statistical methods.

  • BIO 6410 Behavioral Ecology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course will focus on how and why animals behave the way they do.

  • BIO 6420 Advanced Molecular Biology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Emphasizes gene organization and genome organization focusing on the molecular anatomy, expression, and regulation of eukaryotic genes. Includes a thorough discussion of recombinant DNA technology.

  • BIO 6430 Vertebrate Histology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    5
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Study of structure/function relationships in vertebrate tissues, organs and organ systems.

  • BIO 6430L Verterbrate Histology Laboratory

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for BIO 6430.

  • BIO 6440 Plant Physiology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Course covers plant physiology, including the major features of nutrition, photosynthesis, transport, hormones, development, and evnironmental responsiveness.

  • BIO 6440L Plant Physiology Laboratory

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for BIO 6440.

  • BIO 6450 Amazon Expedition

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    This course has two stages. In the first stage, we meet weekly in a classroom setting. Class will consist of mini-lectures, discussion of assigned readings, and field activities.

  • BIO 6460 Advanced Cell Biology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Students will gain a thorough understanding about eukaryotic cell structures and functions including the organization of the cell nucleus, DNA replication, the multiple steps of gene expression, membrane composition and dynamics, and the importance of the cytoskeleton for cell motility, cell divi

  • BIO 6470 Population & Community Ecology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Derivation and use of deterministic and stochastic population models, methods of analyzing community structure, composition, and dynamics

  • BIO 6480 Advanced Cell Techniques

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Analysis of cellular proteins will be the major focus. Students will have first-hand experience manipulating human cells in culture, extracting cellular proteins, transfecting cells, and performing immunoblotting and immunofluorescence techniques.

  • BIO 6490 Genetic Screens using RNAi

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Students will perform original research in the fields of developmental and reproductive biology by using planarian screens to identify genes expressed in the reproductive system and required for development of eggs and sperm.

  • BIO 6550 Plant Systematics

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    The diversity of vascular plant species with an emphasis on angiosperms, phylogenetic relationships and methods, terminology pertinent to taxonomic classification and nomenclature.

  • BIO 6550L Plant Systematics Laboratory

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for BIO 6550.

  • BIO 6560 Ecosystem Ecology and Global Change

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Covers current understanding of ecosystem function and the impacts of humans on global biogeochemical cycles and the distribution of life on earth.

  • BIO 6600 Population Genetics

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examination of the causes of genetic differences within and among species and how molecular biology techniques can be used to identify these differences. Emphasized human genetics, anthropology, ecology and conservation implications.

  • BIO 6600L Population Genetics Laboratory

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for BIO 6600.

  • BIO 6700 General Entomology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Basic biology of insects, including their morphology, physiology, life history, ecology, evolution and taxonomy.

  • BIO 6700L General Entomology Laboratory

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required lab for BIO 6700.

  • BIO 6720 Ornithology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This class is an introduction to the world of birds. We will cover the whole range of scales important to any organism from genetics that underlie evolution and phylogeny to global ecology and conservation.

  • BIO 6720L Ornithology Laboratory

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for BIO 6720.

  • BIO 6730 Marine Biology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    5
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Lectures cover oceanic ecosystem dynamics and the biological communities associated with different marine habitats. Emphasis is placed on structural and physiological adaptations of organisms to their environment and interactions among different species (competition, predation, and mutualisms).

  • BIO 6750 Ichthyology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to the diversity of fishes. This course will provide an overview of the major themes of fish evolution, anatomy, physiology, and ecology. This course will familiarize students with the most diverse group of vertebrates with special emphasis on fresh water taxa.

  • BIO 6750L Ichthyology Laboratory

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for BIO 6750.

  • BIO 6810 Algorithms for Bioinformatics

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Theory-orientated approach to the application of contemporary algorithms to bioinformatics. Graph theory, complexity theory, dynamic programming and optimization techniques are introduced in the context of application toward solving specific computational problems in molecular genetics.

  • BIO 6840 Biogeography

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to the factors affecting the distribution of plants and animals.

  • BIO 6990 Special Problems in Biology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 15
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    All assignments, reading material, and experimentation are determined by instructor. Typically, instructional material will be derived from primary research literature and writing a critical review paper will be required.

  • BIO 7000 Principles of Instruction in Biology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Survey of available instructional materials and discussion of educational theory and techniques leading to more effective instruction.

  • BIO 7010 Selected Topics in Biology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 5
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Topics vary.

  • BIO 7020 Introduction to Research

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    The class will emphasize building talents and skills required to succeed in the Biology M.S. program. Special emphasis will be placed on the components of proposal writing that are required for degree completion. The class will also emphasize how to conduct responsible and ethical research.

  • BIO 7120 Environmental Biology: Genes, Organisims, and Ecosystems

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Graduate level introduction to environmental biology at multiple levels of biological organization including molecular biology, organismal physiology and evolutionary biology, and community and ecosystem ecology.

  • BIO 7300 Cell Biology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Topics include but not limited to a review of current understanding of the structure and function of cells, organelles and subcellular complexes.

  • BIO 7880 Continuing Enrollment

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Work toward completion of thesis research, completion of written thesis or completion of an internship or residency program.

  • BIO 7890 Continuing Registration

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Maintenance of contacts with department. Fulfills university requirement that student must be registered for at least one hour of graduate credit during the quarter in which they successfully defend their thesis.

  • BIO 7990 Literature Critique

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 5
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Independent project to write a critical review of literature on a specific topic. Graded pass/unsatisfactory.

  • BIO 8000 Graduate Seminar

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Topics vary but will include extensive discussion of primary, research literature.

  • BIO 8990 Graduate Research

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 15
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Supervised thesis research.