Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences (BGES)

Fall 2008 courselist

FALL 2010 COURSE OFFERINGS

Biology undergraduate courses

Biology graduate courses

Environmental Science courses

Geology courses

critical dates for registration


New / Special Courses for Fall Semester:

  • BIO 492 / 495 Seminar (1-0-1). Prerequisites:Senior standing and major in biology.
    Section 1: 1:00pm-1:50pm M. Dr. Dean. The topic is "Neuroscience & Theory of Mind "
  • BIO 494 Special Topics in Biology (3-0-3). Prerequisite: at least junior standing.
    Section 50: 4:00pm-5:15pm TTh. Dr. Walton. The topic is "Urban Ecology "
    Study of a particular topic in biology. Topics to be announced in semester course schedule. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic.
  • BIO 672 / 872 Advances in Molecular Biology (3-0-3). Prerequisite: Permission of graduate committee.
    Section 50: 4:00pm - 5:15pm MW. Dr. Li The topic is "Gene Regulation by Chromatin Structure and its implication in Cancer and Aging"
    Section 51 5:30pm - 6:45pm TTh.Dr.Boerner The topic is "DNA World: The 3 R’s: Replication, Recombination, Repair"
    In-depth study of significant, recent conceptual or methodological advances in molecular biology. Topic varies with the instructor. May be repeated for credit.
  • BIO 688 / 888 Graduate Seminar (1-0-1).
    Section 2: 12:00pm-1:50pm W . Dr. Boerner. The topic is "Current Research in Molecular Biology."
    Section 5
    0: 5:30pm - 6:20pm M . Dr. Kondratov .The topic is "Circadian Clock and Rhythms".
    Section 951: 5:00pm - 5:50pm Th
    Dr. Moravec . The topic is "TBA".
  • EVS 380 Earth System Science for Middle School Teachers (3-4-5). Enrollment is restricted to students seeking middle school licensure. No credit towards environmental science major.
    Section 50: 5:30pm - 7:50pm, MW. Staff.

BIOLOGY undergraduate courses

Note:The 100-level biology courses are intended primarily for non-science majors. BIO 107 may be combined with BIO 102, 106, or 168 to partially satisfy the University's requirement for Natural Science with Laboratory. BIO 109 may be combined with BIO 100, 108, 110, or 112 to partially satisfy the requirement for Natural Science with Laboratory. Courses with "Human" in their title discuss biological principles using humans as the main illustrative exam

BIO 100 The Living World (3-0-3).
Section 1: 10:00am - 10:50am MWF . Staff.
An introduction to the biology of all major groups of living things, including microbial, unicellular, and parasitic organisms, as well as multicellular plants, animals and fungi. The fundamental concepts of evolutionary and functional biology will be introduced through a systematic survey of the varieties of life. Natural Science. BIO 109 may be combined with BIO 100 to partially satisfy the requirement for Natural Science with Laboratory.

BIO 102 Human Genetics, Reproduction, and Development (3-0-3).
Section 1: 10:00am - 11:15am TTh. Staff.
Genetics and development of humans including application of genetic technology to humans. Natural Science. BIO 107 may be combined with BIO 102 to partially satisfy the requirement for Natural Science with Laboratory.

BIO 106 Human Biology in Health and Disease (3-0-3).
Section 1: 12:15pm - 1:05pm MWF. Staff
Section 2: 10:00am - 11:15am TTh. Dr. Modney

Section 3: 2:30pm - 3:45pm TTh. Dr. Kalafatis. Restricted to members of the SERV program
Section 50: 4:
30pm - 5:45pm MW. Staff
Section 51: 4:00pm - 5:15pm TTh. Staff.
Section 480:
9:00am - 11:50am Sat. Staff.
Introduction to biological principles. Discussion of cell structure, cell function, and physiology of digestion, circulation, excretion, and coordination in normal and disease states. Natural Science. BIO 107 may be combined with BIO 106 to partially satisfy the requirement for Natural Science with Laboratory.

BIO 107 Human Biology Laboratory (0-2-1).
Section 1: 8:00am - 9:50am W . Staff
Section 3: 10:00am - 11:50am W. Staff.
Section 4: 10:00am - 11:50am W. Staff.
Section 5: 2:00pm - 3:50pm W. Staff.
Section 6: 1:30pm - 3:20pm W. Staff.
Section 8: 8:00am - 9:50am T. Staff.
Section 13: 8:00am - 9:50am Th. Staff.
Section 15: 11:30am - 1:20pm Th. Staff.
Section 16: 2:00pm-3:50pm Th. Staff.
Section 50: 6:00pm - 7:50pm W. Staff.
Section 51: 5:30pm - 7:20pm T. Staff.
Section 480: 12:30am - 2:20pm Sat. Staff.
Laboratory study of diverse aspects of human biology. Topics include cell structure and function, human anatomy, physiology, disease, genetics, reproduction, development, and aging. Natural Science with Laboratory.


Note: Courses numbered 200 and above are intended primarily for Biology majors, Health Science majors, Nursing majors, and other science majors. Courses numbered 260 to 272 do not fulfill the requirements for any biology major.

BIO 200 Introductory Biology I (3-0-3). Corequisite: BIO 201. BIO 200 is Structured Learning Assistance (SLA) course: see CampusNet.
Section 1: 11:00am - 11:50am MWF. Drs. Doerder, Gibson, & Modney.
Section 2: 8:30am - 9:45am
TTh.. Drs. Doerder, Gibson, & Modney.
Section 50: 6:00pm - 7:15pm MW. Drs. Doerder, Gibson, &
Modney.
An introduction to modern biology covering basic principles of molecular and cell biology, immunity, genetics, evolution, and biological classification. Natural Science.
To enroll in BIO 200, the first select from the class(es) above. You will then be required to select from the related class(es) below.
Section 3: 9:30am - 10:45am M. Staff.
Section 4: 12:00pm - 1:15pm
M. Staff.
Section 5: 2:00pm - 3:15pm M. Staff.
Section 6: 12:30pm - 1:45pm W. Staff.
Section 7: 2:00pm - 3:15pm
W. Staff.
Section 8: 10:00am - 11:15pm Th. Staff.
Section 9: 1:00pm - 2:15pm Th. Staff.
Section 10: 9:30am - 10:45am F. Staff.
Section 51: 4:00pm - 5:15pm
M. Staff.
Section 52: 4:00pm - 5:15pm W. Staff.
Section 53: 7:15pm - 8:30pm W. Staff.

BIO 201 Introductory Biology Laboratory I (0-2-1). Corequisite: BIO 200.
Section 1: 9:00am - 10:50am M.. Dr. Gibson / Staff.
Section 2: 9:00am - 10:50am W. Dr. Gibson / Staff.
Section 3: 12:00pm - 1:50pm M. Dr. Gibson / Staff.
Section 4: 12:00pm - 1:50pm W. Dr. Gibson / Staff.
Section 5: 2:00pm - 3:50pm M. Dr. Gibson / Staff.
Section 6: 2:00pm - 3:50pm W. Dr. Gibson / Staff.
Section 7: 10:00am - 11:50am T. Dr. Gibson / Staff.
Section 11: 12:00pm - 1:50pm T. Dr. Gibson / Staff.
Section 50: 4:00pm - 5:50pm M.. Dr. Gibson / Staff.
Section 51: 4:00pm - 5:50pm W. Dr. Gibson / Staff.
Section 52: 7:30pm - 9:20pm M. Dr. Gibson / Staff.

BIO 202 Introductory Biology II (3-0-3). Corequisite: BIO 203. BIO 202 is Structured Learning Assistance (SLA) course: see CampusNet.
Section 1: 1:30pm - 2:20pm MWF. Drs. Doerder & Gibson
An introduction to modern biology including a survey of biological diversity, anatomy and physiology of plants and animals, principles of ecology, and human impact on ecosystems. Natural Science
To enroll in BIO 202, first select from the class(es) above you will then be required to select from the related class(es) below.

BIO 203 Introductory Biology Laboratory II (0-2-1). Corequisite: BIO 202.
Section 1: 11:00am - 12:50pm F. Dr. Gibson / Staff.
Section 2: 9:00am - 10:50am F. Dr. Gibson / Staff.
Section 3: 2:30am - 4:20am F. Dr. Gibson / Staff.


BIO 266 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (3-0-3). Prerequisite: Upper-level high school biology, or BIO 106, or HED 210. Corequisite: BIO 267.

Section 1: 10:00am - 11:15am TTh. Staff.
Section 50: 4:00pm - 5:15pm TTh. Dr. Kondratov.
Section 51: 4:00pm - 5:15pm TTh. Dr. Kondratov.
Systems approach to human anatomy and physiology. Natural Science.

BIO 267 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory (0-2-1). Corequisite: BIO 266.
Section 1: 8:00am - 8:50am TTh. Dr. Gibson/Staff.
Section 2: 9:00am - 9:50am TTh. Dr. Gibson/Staff.
Section 5:
12:00pm - 12:50pm TTh. Dr. Gibson/Staff.
Section 6:
1:00pm-1:50pm TTh Dr. Gibson/Staff
Section
7: 2:00pm - 2:50pm TTh. Dr. Gibson/Staff.
Section
8: 3:00pm - 3:50pm TTh. Dr. Gibson/Staff.
Section 51: 5:30pm - 6:20pm TTh. Dr. Gibson/Staff.
Section 52: 6:30pm-7:20pm TTh Staff : Restricted to the Learning Community "Science in Service to Society"
Selected exercises designed to reinforce concepts covered in BIO 266. Natural Science Laboratory.

BIO 300 Plant Biology (3-0-3). Prerequisites: BIO 200 and 202. Corequisite: BIO 301.
Section 1: 1:00pm - 2:15pm TTh. Dr. Corbett..
Plant diversity, structure, function, and evolution.

BIO 301 Plant Biology Laboratory (0-2-1). Corequisite: BIO 300.
Section 1: 10:00am - 11:50am T. Dr. Corbett/Staff.
Section 2: 2:30pm - 4:20pm T. Dr. Corbett/Staff.

Selected exercises designed to reinforce concepts covered in BIO 300.

BIO 302 Animal Biology (3-0-3). Prerequisites: BIO 200 and 202. Corequisite: BIO 303.
Section
1: 12:30pm-1:20pm MWF. Dr. Krebs .
Animal diversity, structure, function, and evolution.

BIO 303 Animal Biology Laboratory (0-2-1). Corequisite: BIO 302.
Section
1: 10:00am-11:50am M Dr. Krebs/Staff
Section
2: 1:30pm-3:20pm W Dr. Krebs/Staff
Section 3: 10:00am-11:50am W Dr. Krebs/Staff
Section 4: 1:30pm-3:20pm W Dr. Krebs/Staff

Selected exercises designed to reinforce concepts covered in BIO 302.

BIO 308 Cell Biology (3-0-3). Prerequisite: CHM 331,BIO 200 and 202.
Section 1: 11:00am-11:50am MWF. Drs. Shukla & Weyman.
Section
50: 6:00pm-7:15pm MW. Drs. Shukla & Weyman.
Structure, function, and biogenesis of cellular organelles and the cytoskeleton. Discussions of development at the cellular level, inter- and intra-cellular signaling, and regulation of the cell cycle.

BIO 309 Cell Biology Laboratory (0-2-1). Corequisite: BIO 308.
Section 1: 12:00pm-1:50pm M Dr. Shukla/Staff
Section
2: 2:00pm-3:50pm M Dr. Shukla/Staff
Section
50: 4:00pm-5:50pm M Dr. Shukla/Staff
Selected exercises designed to reinforce concepts covered in BIO 308.

BIO 310 Genetics (3-0-3). Corequisite: BIO 311.
BIO 200 and BIO 202, or permission of instructor
Section 3: 10:00am-10:50am MWF Dr. Doerder
Principles of transmission and molecular genetics in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, with emphasis on classical and molecular analysis techniques and their interpretation.

BIO 311 Genetics Recitation (3-0-3). Corequisite: BIO 310.

Section 1: 11:00am-12:50am F Staff
Section 2: 1:00pm-2:50pm F Staff
Problem solving, demonstrations, and special projects with emphasis on databases and Web tools for genetic and bioinformatic analyses

BIO 390 Writing in Biology I (2-0-2). Prerequisite: A declared Biology major.
Section 1: 12:15
pm - 2:05pm. M. Dr. Gates .
This course is designed to develop the writing and oral presentation skills of students through assigned projects and in-class activities. Students will write conceptual (review or theoretical) papers according to a standard format. A substantial written report is one of the requirements. Students must be concurrently enrolled in a 300- or 400-level content-based biology course. Prior to registering for BIO 390, students must obtain a written agreement from the content course instructor indicating willingness to serve as a grader of the required written report. The content course instructor, in consultation with the student, will determine the topic of the written report. Writing.

BIO 391 Writing in Biology II (1-0-1). Prerequisite: BIO 390 and a declared Biology major.
Section 1: 12:15pm -
2:05pm. M. Dr. Gates.
Students will write conceptual (review or theoretical) papers according to a standard format and give in-class oral presentations. A substantial written report is one of the requirements. Students must be concurrently enrolled in a 300- or 400-level content-based biology course. Prior to registering for BIO 391 students must obtain a written agreement from the content course instructor indicating willingness to serve as a grader of the required written report. The content course instructor, in consultation with the student, will determine the topic of the written report. May be repeated with change in title of the content course. Writing

BIO 400 Orientation for Medical Technology Students (1-0-1). Prerequisite: Admission to the Medical Technology Program.
Section 50: 7:00pm -
7:50pm. Th. Dr. Hovan.
No credit towards biology minor. Pre-clinical orientation; general aspects of the hospital training program, concept of the medical technologist as a member of the health-care delivery team, lectures by education coordinators of hospital schools, visits to hospital clinical laboratories.

BIO 412 Elements of Immunology (3-0-3). Prerequisites: BIO 306 and 308 . Corequisite BIO 413.
Section 1: 11:00am - 11:50am MWF. Dr. Sam-Yellowe.
Nature of antigens, antibody structure and function, B and T cell activation, cytokines, immunoassays, terminology.

BIO 413 Elements of Immunology Laboratory (0-2-1). Corequisite BIO 412.Section 1: 2:30pm - 4:20pm Th. Dr. Sam-Yellowe.
Section 1: 12:00pm-1:
50pm M Dr. Sam-Yellowe
Immunochemical assays and cell culture techniques. Preparation of single cell suspensions and determination of cell viability. Identification and quantification of antigen-antibody interactions.

BIO 416 Microbiology (3-0-3). Prerequisite: B10 306. Corequisite: BIO 417.
Section 1: 8:30am - 9:45am TTh. Staff.
Structure, function, and genetics of major groups of microorganisms, with emphasis on bacteria; the role of microbes in the economy of nature and man.

BIO 417 Microbiology Laboratory (0-4-2). Corequisite: BIO 416.
Section 1: 10:00am - 11:50am TTh. Staff.
Section 2: 12:00pm - 1:50pm TTh. Staff

The techniques of identification, manipulation, and quantification of microbes.

BIO 426 Neurobiology (3-0-3). Prerequisite: B10 302 or equivalent
Section 50: 6:00pm - 7:15pm MW. Dr. Dean.
Exploration of the relation of behavior to neural function. Topics include basic neurophysiology and properties of sensory and motor systems illustrated with human and nonhuman examples.

BIO 428 Endocrinology (3-0-3) Prerequisite: BIO 308 or equivalent
Section 50: 6:00pm-7:15pm TTh Staff
Exploration of the relation of behavior to neutral functions. Topics include basic neurophysiology and properties of sensory and motor systems illustrated with human and nonhuman examples

BIO 435 Techniques in Molecular Biology (1-6-4). Prerequisite: BIO 308.
Section 1: 8:30am - 11:50am TThu Dr. van Keulen
A lecture/laboratory course in fundamentals of modern biotechnology with emphasis on the techniques and procedures of molecular biology. Students will work together to complete a project.

BIO 453 Field Experience in Ecology and Conservation Biology (1 to 6).
Section
980. TBA Dr. Walton.
This course will examine principles of ecology and conservation biology through field research in a natural setting. Students will participate in research projects emphasizing analyses of biodiversity, population demography, species interactions, or behavior.

BIO 490 Honors Research (1 or 2 credits). Prerequisite: Honors degree status.
Section 1: TBA, 1 credit. Dr.
Li
Section
2: TBA, 2 credits Dr. Li
Supervised research in a faculty member's laboratory on a project approved by the Honors Program Committee. May be repeated for credit.

BIO 491 Honors Thesis and Defense (3-0-3). Prerequisite: Honors degree status.
Section 1: TBA.
Dr. Li
Written report on honors research project and a public defense of the thesis before a faculty committee. Writing.

BIO 492 Honors Seminar (1-0-1). Prerequisite: Honors degree status.
Section 1: 1:30pm-2:20pm M. Dr. Dean . The topic is "Neuroscience & Theory of Mind "
Oral reports on selected topics, including the honors research project. May be repeated for credit. Writing.

BIO 494 Special Topics in Biology (3-0-3). Prerequisite: at least junior standing.
Section 50: 4:00pm-5:40pm MW. Drs. Wolin & Walton. The topic is "Urban Ecology "
Study of a particular topic in biology. Topics to be announced in semester course schedule. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic.

BIO 495 Seminar (1-0-1). Prerequisites: Senior standing and major in biology.
Section 1: 1:30pm-2:20pm M. Dr. Dean . The topic is "Neuroscience & Theory of Mind "
Oral reports on selected topics, including the honors research project. May be repeated for credit. Writing.

BIO 496 Independent Study in Biology (var). Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, and permission of chairperson.
Section 1: time TBA
Special problem or independent study course for undergraduate biology majors. May be repeated for credit. Writing.

BIO 499 Exit Evaluation (0-1-0). Prerequisites: Senior standing. Final exit examination and outcomes assessment evaluation required of all graduating seniors. Graded S/U.


BIOLOGY graduate courses

Courses numbered 500-600 are for students seeking the M.S. degree. Courses numbered 700-800 are for students seeking the Ph.D. degree who already have an M.S. degree or equivalent credit hours. Students enrolled in 700-800 courses are expected to make more substantial contributions to papers, presentations, projects, etc., and will be graded more stringently than students in 500-600 versions.

BIO 500 / 700 Graduate Orientation (1-0-1).
Section 1: 3:00pm - 3:50pm M Dr.Weyman, Dr.Komar .
Topics include rules and regulations, research opportunities, scientific writing, and scientific ethics. Students must complete both orientation courses before graduation.

BIO 504 / 704 Biological Chemistry (3-0-3). Prerequisite: BIO 306 or equivalent.
Section 50: 4:00pm - 5:15pm MW. Dr. van Keulen.

Metabolic reactions of the cell for energy production and storage. Structure and function of proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids. Regulation and control of metabolic pathways. Structure, function, and transport mechanism of biological membranes. The biochemistry of nitrogen-containing molecules. Emphasis on the chemical control and regulation.

BIO 512 / 712 Adv Immunology (3-0-3) Prerequisite BIO 504/704; Co-requisite: BIO 513/713
Section 1: 11:00am-11:50am MWF Dr. Sam-Yellowe
The study of imm
une cell development, organization and expression of immunoglobulin and T cell receptor genes, including antigen processing and presentation, cytokine regulation, apoptosis, immunity to infections, diseases, and vaccines.

BIO 513/713 Adv Immunology Lab (0-2-1) Co-requisite: BIO 512/712
Section 1: 12:00pm-1:50pm M Dr. Sam-Yellowe
The lab
oratory covers antibody production, general immunoassays, tissue culture techniques, and genetic engineering techniques

BIO 516/716 Microbiology (3-0-3) Co-requisite BIO 517/717
Section 1: 8:30am-9:45am TTh Staff

Structure
, function, and genetics of major groups of microorganisms, with emphasis on bacteria; the role of microbes in the economy of nature and man.

BIO 517/717 Microbiology Lab (0-4-2) Co-requisite BIO 516/717
Section 1: 10:00am-11:50am TTh
Staff
Section 2: 12:00pm-1:50pm TTh Staff
The techniques of i
dentification, manipulation, and quantification of microbes

BIO 526 / 726 Neurobiology (3-0-3). Prerequisite: B10 302 or equivalent
Section 50: 6:00pm - 7:15pm MW. Dr. Dean.
Exploration of the relation of behavior to neural function. Topics include basic neurophysiology and properties of sensory and motor systems illustrated with human and nonhuman examples.

BIO 528/728 Endocrinology (3-0-3).
Section 50: 6:00pm-7:15pm TTh Staff
Introduction to functions of hormones and endocrine glands, including mechanisms controlling hormone secretion; mammalian systems emphasized.

BIO 535/735 Techniques in Molecular Biology (1-6-4). Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Section 1: 8:30am-11:50am TTh Dr.VanKeulen Harry
A lecture/laboratory course in the fundamentals of modern biotechnology with emphasis on the techniques and procedures of molecular biology. Students will work together to complete a project.

BIO 594 Special Topics in Biology (3-0-3). Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Section 50: 4:00pm - 5:40pm MW Drs. Walton & Wolin. The topic is "Urban Ecology "
A lecture course on a special topic.

BIO 604 / 804 Cell Biology (3-0-3).
Section 50: 4:00pm - 5:15pm TTh. Drs. Shukla & Weyman.
Examination of basic cellular processes including structure and function of organelles and biomembranes, intracellular transport, cell motility and shape, and cellular signaling events as they relate to proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis, and the integration of cells into tissues. Heavy reliance will be made on the experimental basis for our understanding of these phenomena, with extensive use of the primary literature.

BIO 672 / 872 Advances in Molecular Biology (3-0-3). Prerequisite: Permission of graduate committee.
Section 50: 4:00pm - 5:15pm MW. Dr.
Komar The topic is "Techniques in Molecular Biology"
Section 51 5:30pm - 6:45pm TTh. Dr.Boerner The topic is "DNA World: The 3 R’s: Replication, Recombination, Repair"
In-depth study of significant, recent conceptual or methodological advances in molecular biology. Topic varies with the instructor. May be repeated for credit
with a chnage of topic.

BIO 684 / 884 Research Seminar (1-0-1).
Section 1: 3:00pm - 3:50pm F. Dr.
Li .
Section 2: 12:00pm - 1
2:50pm F. Dr. Wolin.
Weekly topics vary with instructor and guest speakers. May be repeated for credit.

BIO 688 / 888 Graduate Seminar (1-0-1).
Section 2: 12:00pm-1:50pm W . Dr. Boerner. The topic is "Current Research in Molecular Biology."
[Section 5
0: 5:30pm - 6:20pm M . Dr. Kondratov .The topic is"Circadian Clock and Rhythms". --canceled; to be rescheduled for Spring, 2011]
Section 5
1: 4:00pm - 4:50pm W. Dr. Li.
Section 5
3: 5:00pm - 5:50pm W. Dr. Walton.
Section 951: 5:00pm - 5:50pm Th
Staff . The topic is"Immunity to viral infection: Who outsmarts whom
".
Topic varies with instructor. May be repeated for credit. Offered every term.

BIO 691 / 891 Laboratory Research (M.S.) (1-10). (Graded S, NS, F, T) Prerequisite: Written approval of graduate program
Section 1 TBA Drs. Komar & Weyman
Research for M.S./PhD students entering the program and before submission of the CSU Thesis/Dissertation Approval Form

BIO 695 / 895 Research (M.S.) (1-10). (Graded S, NS, F, T) Prerequisite: Written approval of BGES Graduate Program Director.
Section 1 TBA Drs. Komar & Weyman
Section 901 TBA Drs. Komar, Weyman & Moravec
Research for M.S./PhD. students following approval of the CSU thesis/dissertation research proposal approval form for students seeking the M.S. degree.


ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE courses

EVS 206 Introduction to Environmental Science (4-0-4).
Section 1: 10:00am - 11:50am TTh. Dr. Yuan.
An introduction to the interlinkages of nature, with substantive materials from geology, biology, chemistry, physics, economics, anthropology, political sciences and many other areas. The role of humans as destroyers and conservationists in nature will be studied. Natural and human caused hazards and prevention will be investigated. Natural Science. Primarily for majors; Bio 108 is similar, but for non-majors

EVS 300 Physical Features of Ecosystems (3-0-3) Prerequisite EVS 206 or GEO 230. Corequisite EVS 301
Section 1: 10:00am-11:15am TTh Dr. Clapham

Overview of the dynamics of the abiotic factors contributing to ecosystem structure and function. The course will include water resources and flood hazards, environmental hazards, soils, and waste management. It will deal both with natural factors and environments that have been affected by human intervention, as well as conservation of the resources on which society depends.

EVS 301 Physical Features of Ecosystems Lab (0-2-1) Prerequisite EVS 206 or GEO 230 Corequisite EVS 300
Section 1: 1:00pm-2:50pm Th Dr. Clapham

The course will include water resources and flood hazards, environmental hazards, soils, and waste management. It will deal both with natural factors and environments that have been affected by human intervention, as well as conservation of the resources on which society depends.

EVS 380 Earth System Science for Middle School Teachers (3-4-5). Enrollment is restricted to students seeking middle school licensure. No credit towards environmental science major.
Section 50: 5:30pm - 7:50pm, MW. Dr. Reynolds
Earth system concepts relevant to students seeking middle school licensure will be discussed and related to timely issues. Lectures will coordinate with laboratory exercises and inquiry-based activities.

EVS 490 Internship in Environmental Science (0-8-4). Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Section 1: TBA. Dr. Yuan
Independent study related to work experience for majors in environmental sciences.

EVS 496 Independent Study in Environmental Science (0-8-4). Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Section 1: TBA. Dr. Yuan.
Independent study of material of special or timely interest which is not likely to be appropriate for or covered in regular course offerings. May be repeated for credit with change in topic.

EVS 497 Research in Environmental Science (0-8-4). Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Section 1: TBA. Dr. Yuan
Undergraduate research carried out by special arrangement. The student may work independently or as an assistant to a faculty investigator.

EVS 499 Exit Evaluation (0-1-0). Prerequisites: Senior standing. Final exit examination and outcomes assessment evaluation required of all graduating seniors. Graded S/U.

EVS 506 Ecosystem Science (3-0-3)
Section 50: 4:00pm - 5:15pm TTh Dr. Wolin
Introduction to the science of ecosystems. Substantive materials from geology, biology, and chemistry are used to create a picture of the complex systems underlying the natural world and human society, and how society can manage these systems.

EVS 523 Map Interpretion & Visualization of Space (1-4-3)
Section 1: TBA W Dr. Clapham
Practicum on using topographic, geologic, and specialized maps, aerial photographs, and satellite imagery to interpret and communicate information on landscape details, geologic and geographic hazards, and land-use planning. Review of physical geology to enable students to read the literature in applied geology for environmental applications

EVS 525 Intro to GIS & Remote Sensing (2-4-4) Prerequisite EVS 523 or equivalent
Section 1: 2:00pm-3:50pm TTh Dr. Clapham

Introduction to remote sensing, Geographic Information Systems, and the use of computerized techniques for assessing geographically distributed data, including and presentation of data, and the use of satellite imagery and aerial photography, and commercial and Internet data sets. Lectures to be scheduled within lab hours

EVS 580 Earth System Science for Middle School Teachers (3-4-5). Enrollment is restricted to in-service middle school teachers without science specialty and students enrolled in the M. Ed. Middle School Science program. No credit towards completion of a graduate degree in environmental science.
Section 50: 5:30pm - 7:50pm, MW. Dr. Reynolds
Earth system concepts relevant to teaching middle-school-level earth system science will be discussed and related to timely issues. Lectures will coordinate with laboratory exercises and inquiry-based activities.

EVS 691 M.S. Research in Environmental Science (1-12). (Graded S, NS, F, T) Prerequisite: Written approval of BGES Graduate Program Director. Research for students entering the program.

EVS 695 M.S. Thesis Research in Environmental Science (1-12). (Graded S, NS, F, T) Prerequisite: Written approval of BGES Graduate Program Director. Research following approval of the thesis research proposal for students seeking the M.S. EVSdegree.


GEOLOGY courses

GEO 100 Introductory Geology (3-0-3). Corequisite: GEO 101.
Section 1: 9:45am - 10:35am. MWF. Dr. Babaei.
Section 50: 6:00pm - 7:15pm. TTh.
Dr. Yuan
Section 480: 9:00am - 11:50am Sat. Staff
Section
901: 3:30pm-4:45pm TTh. Staff.
Basic instruction concerning the composition of the earth, with a detailed discussion of the physical and chemical processes that bring about its continual evolution. Natural Science.

GEO 101 Introductory Geology Laboratory (0-2-1). Corequisite: GEO 100.
Section 1: 11:00am - 12:50pm M. Dr. Babaei/Staff.
Section 2: 1:30pm - 3:20pm M. Dr. Babaei/Staff.
Section 3: 11:00am - 12:50pm W. Dr. Babaei/Staff.
Section 4: 1:30pm - 3:20pm W. Dr. Babaei/Staff.
Section 5: 10:00am - 11:50am T. Dr. Babaei/Staff.
Section 7: 10:00am - 11:50am Th. Dr. Babaei/Staff.
Section 50: 4:00pm - 5:50pm T. Dr. Babaeir/Staff.
Section 51: 7:30pm - 9:20pm T. Dr. Babaei/Staff.
Section 480: 12:30pm - 2:20pm Sat. Dr. Babaei/Staff.
Section 950: 5:00pm - 5:50pm TTh. Staff. (at the EAST CENTER)
Selected exercises designed to reinforce concepts covered in GEO 100. Natural Science Laboratory.

GEO 106 Introduction to Meteorology (3-0-3).
Section 1: 12:15pm - 1:05pm MWF. Staff.
Introduction to weather and weather systems, with a detailed discussion on the nature of the atmosphere, air motions, precipitation, storms, weather patterns, and weather analysis. Natural Science.

GEO 150 Geological History of Earth
Section 1: 11:00am-11:50am MWF & 2:00pm-3:50pm F
Introduction to the history of the earth. Examination of the biochemical and geological evidence for the origin of life and the mechanisms and patterns of evolution, evaluating the most significant events in the evolutionary history of plants and animals through geological time. Introduction to the structure and history of continents and ocean basins, concentrating on the events through geological time that created the North American continent. Natural Science.

GEO 323 Geospatial Concepts & Tools
Section 1: TBA W Dr. Clapham
Practicum on environmental geography, concentrating on the information, concepts, and tools we use to visualize and analyze the environment. Basic information souces include maps, aerial photographs, and satellite imagery. Analytical tools include direct observation and measurements of these sources, as well as an introduction to the use of geographic information systems and image processing for remote sensing. Intended for majors in biology, environmental science, and geology

GEO 425 Intro to GIS & Remote Sensing (2-4-4) Prerequisite GEO 223
Section 1: 2:00pm-3:50pm TTh Dr. Clapham

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems and the use of computerized techniques for assessing geographically distributed data. The course will include the use of GIS Techniques to analyze data and present those analyses. It will concentrate on the use of satellite imagery and aerial photography, as well as standardized data sets availalbe from commercial sources and the WorldWide Web. Laboratory is selected exercised designed to reinforce concepts covered in lecture

GEO 490 Internship in Geology (1 to 4 credits). Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Section 1: TBA. Dr. Babaei.
Independent study related to work experience for majors in geology and environmental sciences.

GEO 496 Independent Study in Geology (1 to 4 credits). Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Section 1: TBA. Dr. Babaei.
Independent study of material of special or timely interest which is not likely to be appropriate for or covered in regular course offerings. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.

GEO 497 Research in Geology (1 to 12 credits). Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Section 1: TBA. Dr. Babaei.
Undergraduate research carried out by special arrangement. The student may work independently or as an assistant to a faculty investigator. May be repeated for up to 16 credit hours.

GEO 499 Exit Evaluation (0-1-0). Prerequisites: Senior standing. Final exit examination and outcomes assessment evaluation required of all graduating seniors. Graded S/U.



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