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

Spring 2011 courselist

SPRING 2011 COURSE OFFERINGS

Biology undergraduate courses

Biology graduate courses

Environmental Science courses

Geology courses

critical dates for registration


NEWNew / Special Courses for Spring Semester:

  • BIO 110 Plants and Civilization (3-0-3).
    Section 1: 12:15pm - 1:05pm MWF. Dr. Corbett.Natural Science.
  • 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: 6:15pm - 8:35pm, MW. Jay Reynolds
  • 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: 6:15pm - 8:35pm, MW. Jay Reynolds .

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 University's requirement for Natural Science with Laboratory.

Courses with "Human" in their title discuss biological principles using humans as the main illustrative example.

BIO 100 The Living World (3-0-3).
Section 1: 10:00am - 11:15am TTh. Dr. Lindmark.
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: 1:30pm - 2:20pm. MWF. 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: 11:00am - 11:50am MWF. Staff
Section 2: 10:00am - 11:15am TTh. Staff.
Section 3: 2:30pm-3:45pm TTH. Dr. Kalafatis/SERV
Section 51: 4:00pm - 5:15pm MW. Staff

Section 480: 9:00am - 11:50am Sat. Staff
Section 501: TBA. WEB. Dr. Modney
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 (1-2-1).
Section 2: 8:45am - 10:35am W. Dr. Lindmark / Staff
Section 3: 1:30pm - 3:20pm W. Dr.Lindmark / Staff
Section 4: 1:30pm - 3:20pm W. Dr. Lindmark/ Staff
Section 6: 11:00am - 12:50pm W. Dr. Lindmark / Staff
Section 8: 10:30am - 12:20pm . Dr. Lindmark / Staff
Section 9: 8:00am - 9:50am T. Dr. Lindmark / Staff
Section 10: 8:00am - 9:50am T. Dr. Lindmark / Staff
Section 12: 8:00am-9:50am Th. Dr. Lindmark/Staff
Section 13: 2:00pm - 3:50pm T. Dr. Lindmark/Staff
Section 14: 1:00pm - 2:50pm Th. Dr. Lindmark / Staff
Section 50: 6:30pm - 8:20pm W. Dr. Lindmark / Staff
Section 51:6:30pm - 8:20pm T. Dr. Lindmark / Staff
Section 480: 12:30pm - 2:20pm Sat. Dr. Lindmark / 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.

BIO 108 Environmental Ecology(3-0-3).
Section 1: 1:00pm - 2:15pm TTh. Dr. Corbett.
Concepts of ecology as they relate to environmental problems in today's world. Natural Science. BIO 109 may be combined with BIO 108 to partially satisfy the requirement for Natural Science with Laboratory. Natural Science with Laboratory.

BIO 109 Biological Diversity Laboratory (1-2-2).
Section 1: 8:00am - 9:50am Th. Dr. Gibson / Staff .
Laboratory study of past and present biological diversity, the importance and value of diversity, and the threats posed by human populations to the maintenance of biological diversity. Natural Science with Laboratory.

BIO 110 Plants and Civilization (3-0-3).
Section 1: 12:15pm - 1:05pm MWF. Dr. Corbett.
The nature and uses of plants; the effects of plants on civilization and vice versa. Natural Science. BIO 109 may be combined with BIO 110 to partially satisfy the requirement for 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.
Section 1: 10:00am - 11:15am TTh. Drs. Modney & Doerder.
An introduction to modern biology covering basic principles of molecular and cell biology, immunity, genetics, evolution, and biological classification. Natural Science. BIO 200 courses are accompanied by Structured Learning Assistance (SLA) courses which provide additional support much in the same way as Supplemental Instruction course. All students attend the SLA sessions at the beginning of the term. Continued attendance becomes mandatory for students who are below the expected performance goal as set by the course instructor.
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 2: 1:00pm - 2:15pm T. Staff.
Section 3: 2:30pm - 3:45pm T. Staff.
Section 4: 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Th. Staff.
Section 6: 8:30am - 9:45am Th. Staff.
Section 50: 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Th. Staff.

BIO 201 Introductory Biology Laboratory I (0-2-1). Corequisite: BIO 200.
Section 1: 8:00am - 9:50am T.. Dr. Gibson / Staff.
Section 2: 12:00pm - 1:50pm T. Dr. Gibson/Staff
Section 3: 2:00pm - 3:50pm T. Dr. Gibson/Staff.
Section 5: 12:00pm-1:50pm Th. Dr. Gibson/Staff.
Section 6: 2:00pm - 3:50pm Th.
Dr. Gibson/Staff.
Section 50: 4:00pm - 5:50pm T. Dr. Gibson/Staff.

BIO 202 Introductory Biology II (3-0-3). Prerequisite: BIO 200. Corequisite: BIO 203.
Section 1: 11:00am - 11:50am MWF. Drs. Gibson & Doerder.

Section 50: 6:00pm - 7:15pm MW. Drs. Gibson & Doerder.

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.
To enroll in BIO 202, the first select from the class(es) above. You will then be required to select from the related class(es) below.
Section 2: 9:00am - 10:15am M. Staff.
Section 3: 12:00pm - 1:15pm M. Staff.
Section 4: 9:00am - 10:15am
F. Staff.
Section 51: 4:30pm - 5:45pm
M. Staff.

Section 52: 7:30pm - 8:45pm M. Staff.

BIO 203 Introductory Biology Laboratory II (0-2-1). Corequisite: BIO 202.
Section 1: 9:00am - 10:50am W. Dr. Gibson / Staff
Section 2: 12:00pm - 1:50pm W. Dr. Gibson / Staff
Section 3: 2:00pm - 3:50pm W. Dr. Gibson / Staff
Section 4: 9:00am - 10:50am F. Dr. Gibson / Staff
Section 5: 2:00pm - 3:50pm Th. Dr. Gibson / Staff
Section 50: 4:00pm - 5:50pm W. Dr. Gibson / Staff
Section 51: 7:30pm - 9:20pm W. Dr. Gibson / Staff
Selected exercises designed to reinforce concepts covered in BIO 202. Natural Science Laboratory.

BIO 264 Introductory Microbiology (3-0-3). Prerequisite: Upper-level high school biology or BI0 101. Corequisite: BIO 265.
Section 1: 8:30am - 9:20am MWF. Dr. Lindmark

Principles of microbiology, and immunology, including pathogenic microorganisms, and viruses. Natural Science.

BIO 265 Introductory Microbiology Laboratory (0-2-1). Corequisite: BIO 264.
Section 1: 9:30am - 11:20am M. Dr. Lindmark / Staff
Section 2: 11:30am - 1:20pm M. Dr. Lindmark / Staff
Section 3: 9:30am - 11:20am W. Dr. Lindmark / Staff
Section 4: 11:30am - 1:20pm W. Dr. Lindmark / Staff

Selected exercises designed to reinforce concepts covered in BIO 264. Natural Science Laboratory.

BIO 268 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (3-0-3). Prerequisite: BIO 266. Corequisite BIO 269.
Section 1: 10:00am - 11:15am TTh. Denny Sampson
Section 2: 10:00am - 11:15am TTh. Denny Sampson (for Learning Community students only)
Section 50: 4:00pm - 5:15pm TTh. Dr. Kondratov

Continuation of BIO 266. Systems approach to human anatomy and physiology. Natural Science.

BIO 269 Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory (0-2-1). Corequisite: BIO 268.
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 9: 9:00am - 9:50am WF. Dr. Gibson / Staff
Section 50: 4:00pm - 4:50pm TTh. Dr. Gibson / Staff
Section 51: 5:30pm - 6:20pm TTh. Dr. Gibson / Staff
Selected exercises designed to reinforce concepts covered in BIO 268. Natural Science Laboratory.

BIO 304 Population Biology and Evolution (3-0-3). Prerequisites: BIO 200 and 202. Corequisite: BIO 305.
Section 1: 11:00am - 11:50am MWF. Dr. Walton.

Population genetics, evolutionary processes, population ecology, and biogeography.

BIO 305 Population Biology and Evolution Laboratory (0-2-1). Corequisite: BIO 304.
Section 3: 2:00pm - 3:50pm W. Dr. Walton/Staff
Section 1: 9:00am - 10:50am W. Dr. Walton/Staff
Section 2: 12:00pm - 1:50pm W.
Dr. Walton/Staff
Selected exercises designed to reinforce concepts covered in BIO 304.

BIO 306 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (4-0-4). Prerequisites: BIO 200, 202, and CHM 331.
Section 50: 4:00pm - 5:50pm TTh. Dr. van Keulen.
Discussion of the essential concepts underlying biochemistry. Topics include chemical concepts, structure of biological molecules, catalysis, metabolic regulation, and molecular genetics.

BIO 310 Genetics (3-0-3). Prerequisite: BIO 200 and BIO 202, or permission of instructor.
Section 50: 6:00pm - 7:15pm MW. Drs. Boerner & Li.

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 (0-2-1). Prerequisite or corequisite: BIO 310 or permission of instructor.
Section 1: 2:00pm- 3:50pm T
. Drs. Li & Boerner/Staff
Section 50: 7:30pm -9:20pm T.
Drs. Li & Boerner/Staff
Section 52: 4:00pm -5:50pm T. Drs. Li & Boerner/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: 1:00pm - 2:40pm T
. Dr. van Keulen
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: 1:00pm - 1:50pm T.
Dr. van Keulen
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 414 Parasitology (2-0-2). Prerequisite: BIO 302. Corequisite: BIO 415.
Section 1: 1:00pm - 1:50pm TTh. Dr. Sam-Yellowe.

A basic course primarily designed for biology majors who desire an understanding of animal parasitology, including ecology, life histories, host-parasite relationships.

BIO 415 Parasitology Laboratory (0-4-2). Corequisite: BIO 414.
Section 1: 2:00pm - 3:50pm TTh. Dr. Sam-Yellowe/Staff.

Selected exercises designed to reinforce concepts covered in BIO 414.

BIO 418 Parasitology (2-0-2). Prerequisite: BIO 308. Corequisite: BIO 419.
Section 1: 9:45am - 10:35am MWF. Dr. Sam-Yellowe.

Structure of mammalian cells, tissues, and organs, with emphasis on relationships of structure and function.

BIO 419 Parasitology Laboratory (0-4-2). Corequisite: BIO 418.
Section 1: 2:00pm - 3:50pm MW. Dr. Sam-Yellowe/Staff.

Selected exercises designed to reinforce concepts covered in BIO 418

BIO 422 Parasitology (3-0-3). Prerequisite: BIO 302. Corequisite: BIO 419.
Section 50: 4:30pm - 5:35pm MW. Dr.Varhegyi

Physiology of major organ systems of vertebrates, with an emphasis on mammalian physiology. Students may not take both BIO 422 and BIO 424 for credit.

BIO 423 Parasitology Laboratory (0-2-1). Corequisite: BIO 422.
Section 50: 6:00pm - 7:50pm M. Dr.Varhegyi/Staff.

Exercises that emphasize modern methods of physiological measurement, and the analysis and presentation of physiological data.

BIO 435 Techniques in Molecular Biology (1-6-4). Prerequisite: BIO 308.
Section 1: 8:30am-11:50am TTh. 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 450 Evolutionary Biology (3-0-3). Prerequisite: BIO 300 or 302 and 304 or equivalent.
Section 50: 4:00pm-5:15pm MW. Dr.Krebs
Advanced lectures on evolution that consider traits, genes, and their interaction with environmental variation. Topics include the basic quantitative methods required to interpret evolutionary change, the consequences of population structure, molecular approaches to phylogenetic studies, and the changes in genetic variation under different models of selection, drift, migration, and mutation.


BIO 453 Field Exp in Ecology & Conservation (variable 1 to 6). Prerequisite: BIO 300 or 302 and 304.
Section 901: TBA 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. Following preparatory sessions at Cleveland State University, the class will travel to off-campus field sites for the balance of the course. Living conditions may be primitive in the field and international travel may be required. May be repeated for credit for a total of 8 credit hours. See semester course schedule and contact the biology office (216) 687-2440 for further information.


BIO 454 Ecology (3-0-3). Prerequisite: BIO 300 or 302 and 304.
Section 1: 12:35pm - 1:50pm TTh. Staff
Study of interactions of organisms with their environment, including growth and regulation of populations, energetics of organisms and ecosystems, life-history evolution, and community ecology.

BIO 490 Honors Research (1 or 2). Prerequisite: Honors degree status.
Section 1: TBA. Dr. Li.
Section 2: TBA. 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: 12:15pm - 1:05pm W. Dr. Krebs.The topic is "Unusual mechanisms of inherit"
Section 2: 1:00pm - 1:50pm T. Dr. Lindmark.
The topic is "Infectious Diseases."

Section 50: 5:00pm - 5:50pm W. Dr. Dean.
The topic is "Neuroscience of decision making"

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).
Section 1: 10:00am - 10:50a
m & 1:00pm - 2:50pm TTh.. Dr. Laux. Title: "Biological Forensic Science."
Section 2: 2:00pm - 3:50pm Th. Staff. Title: "Ecology Lab ."
A lecture course on a special topic.

BIO 495 Seminar (1-0-1). Prerequisites:Senior standing and major in biology.
Section 1: 12:15pm - 1:05pm W. Dr. Krebs.The topic is "Unusual mechanisms of inherit"
Section 2: 1:00pm - 1:50pm T. Dr. Lindmark.
The topic is "Infectious Diseases."

Section 50: 5:00pm - 5:50pm W. Dr. Dean.
The topic is "Neuroscience of decision making"

Presentation of student reports on topics of the instructor's choice. Writing.

BIO 496 Independent Study in Biology (0-4-2). Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, and permission of chairperson.
Section many: TBA. Staff.

Special problem or independent study course for undergraduate biology majors. May be repeated for credit. Writing.

BIO 497 Independent Study in Biology (0-8-4). Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, and permission of chairperson.
Section 1: TBA Dr. Modney

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.
Sec 1 TBA Dr. Modney

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 502/702 Graduate Orientation (1-0-1).
Section 1: 2:00pm - 2:50pm F. Dr. van Keulen.
Section 2: 8:00am - 8:50am F. Dr. van Keulen
Topics include radiation safety, animal care and handling, and scientific ethics. Students must complete both orientation courses before graduation.

BIO 514/714 Parasitology (2-0-2). Corequisite: BIO 515/715.
Section 1: 1:00pm - 1:50pm TTh. Dr. Sam-Yellowe.

A basic course in animal parasitology, including ecology, life histories, host-parasite relationships.

BIO 515/715 Parasitology Laboratory (0-4-2). Corequisite: BIO 514/714.
Section 1: 2:00pm - 3:50pm TTh. Dr. Sam-Yellowe/Staff.

Selected exercises designed to reinforce concepts covered in BIO 514.

BIO 518/718 Parasitology (2-0-2). Corequisite: BIO 519/719.
Section 1: 9:45am - 10:35am MWF. Dr. Sam-Yellowe.

Structure of mammalian cells, tissues, and organs, with emphasis on relationships of structure and function.

BIO 519/719 Parasitology Laboratory (0-4-2). Corequisite: BIO 518/718.
Section 1: 2:00pm - 3:50pm MW. Dr. Sam-Yellowe/Staff.

Selected exercises designed to reinforce concepts covered in BIO 418

BIO 522 Mammalian Physiology (3-0-3). Corequisite: BIO 523/723.
Section 50: 4:30pm - 5:35pm MW. Dr.Varhegyi

Physiology of major organ systems of vertebrates, with an emphasis on mammalian physiology.

BIO 523 Mammalian Physiology Laboratory (0-2-1). Corequisite: BIO 522/722.
Section 50: 6:00pm - 7:50pm M. Dr.Varhegyi/Staff.

Exercises that emphasize modern methods of physiological measurement, and the analysis and presentation of physiological data.

BIO 535/735 Techniques in Molecular Biology (1-6-4). Permission of the Instructor
Section 1: 8:30am-11:50am TTh. 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 550/750 Evolutionary Biology (3-0-3).
Section 50: 4:00pm-5:15pm MW. Dr.Krebs
Advanced lectures on evolution that consider traits, genes, and their interaction with environmental variation. Topics include the basic quantitative methods required to interpret evolutionary change, the consequences of population structure, molecular approaches to phylogenetic studies, and the changes in genetic variation under different models of selection, drift, migration, and mutation.


BIO 554/754 Ecology (3-0-3).
Section 1: 12:35pm - 1:50pm TTh. Staff
Study of interactions of organisms with their environment, including growth and regulation of populations, energetics of organisms and ecosystems, life-history evolution, and community ecology.

BIO 538 Clinical Genetics (3-0-3). Prerequisites: good standing in the Physician Assistant Program or permission of the instructor.
Section 1: 2:30pm - 3:45pm TTh. Dr. Lynn
Principles of clinical genetics and the use of traditional and molecular methods for the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of genetic disorders.

BIO 594 Special Topics in Biology (3-0-3).
Section 1: 10:00am - 10:50a
m & 1:00pm - 2:50pm TTh.. Dr. Laux. Title: "Biological Forensic Science."
Section 2: 1:00pm - 3:50pm Th. Dr. Mazumder. Title: "Grant Writing."
Section 3: 2:00pm - 3:50pm Th. Staff. Title: "Ecology Lab ."
A lecture course on a special topic.

595 Environmental Seminar (1-0-1). Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Section 1: 12:00
pm - 12:50pm . Th. Staff.
A seminar course for students seeking a M.S. in Environmental Science.

BIO 596 Independent Study in Biology (0-4-2). Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Section 1: TBA. Dr. Komar.
Specialized study of a particular topic in biology.

BIO 610/810 Molecular Biology and Genetics (3-0-3). Prerequisite: BIO 504/704 or equivalent.
Section 50: 4:00pm - 5:15pm MW. Dr. Boerner/Dr. Li.

Structure and function of nucleic acids. Replication, modification, and recombination of DNA. Transcription, translation, and regulation of transcription and translation.

BIO 624/824 Foundations of Biomedical Physiology (3-0-3). Prerequisite: BME doctoroal student status or permission of instructor.
Section 50: 4:30pm - 5:45pm TTh. Dr. Dean.
A graduate-level introduction providing a foundation for applied and basic research in human and mammalian physiology, including basic information and current active research.

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

BIO 688/888 Graduate Seminar (M.S.) (1-0-1).
Section 1: 11:00am - 11:50am. W. Staff Title: "Recent Prog Chromosome Bio ."
Section 2: 12:00pm - 12:50pm. W. Staff Title: "Research Molecular Cell Bio."
Section 950: 5:00pm - 5:50pm. Th. CCF Dr. Karnik Title: "GPCR Their Connect to Disease."
Topic varies with instructor. May be repeated for credit. Offered every term.

BIO 690 Qualifying Examination (M.S.) (1-0-1). (Graded S, F, I) Prerequisite: Permission of graduate committee.
Section 1: TBA. Dr. Komar.

Examinations in selected areas of biology. May be repeated for credit.

BIO 691/891 Laboratory Research (M.S.) (1-10). (Graded S, NS, F, T) Prerequisite: Written approval of graduate program director.
Section 1: TBA. Dr. Komar.

Research for students entering the program.

BIO 695/895 Research (M.S.) (1-10). (Graded S, NS, F, T) Prerequisite: Written approval of graduate committee and supervisory professor.
Section 1: TBA: Dr. Komar

Section 901: TBA. Dr. Komar & Dr. Moravec.

Research for students with fewer than 32 credits earned.


ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE courses

EVS 206 Introduction to Environmental Science (4-0-4).
Section 2: 10:00am - 11:50am. TTh. Dr. Yuan.
Section 50: 4:00pm - 5:40pm. MW. Dr. Cronin.
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.

EVS 302 Biological Features of Ecosystems (3-0-3). Prerequisite: EVS 206 or permission of instructor. Corequisite: EVS 303
Section 1: 10:00am - 11:15am. TTh. Drs. Walton/Wolin.
An introduction to biological features and resources of ecosystems, and their conservation and management.

EVS 303 Biological Features of Ecosystems (3-0-3). Prerequisite: EVS 206 or permission of instructor. Corequisite: EVS 303
Section 1: 12:00
pm - 1:50pm. T. Drs. Walton/Wolin.
Section 2: 2:00
pm - 3:50pm. T. Drs. Walton/Wolin.
Selected exercises designed to reinforce concepts covered in EVS 302.

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: 6:15pm - 8:35pm, MW. Mr. 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 450 Applied Ecology (3-0-3). Prerequisite: BIO 300 or 302 and 304 or equivalent.
Section 1: 12:35pm-1:50pm TTh. Staff
Our lives have been increasingly touched by questions pertaining to environmental degradation at local, regional, and global scales. Students will examine ways in which ecological principles can be applied to solving some of these crucial environmental problems. Topics include global climate change, sustainability, agroforestry, biodiversity and conservation, invasive species, ecotoxicology, biomonitoring and bioremediation, and restoration ecology.

EVS 470 Aquatic Ecosystems (3-0-3). Prerequisite: BIO 200, 202 and CHM 261 or equivalent. Corequisite: EVS 471
Section 50: 4:00pm-5:15pm TTh. Dr. Wolin
A study of aquatic ecosystems, including lakes, streams, rivers, and wetlands. Commonalities and differences between the physical-chemical and biological components of these ecosystems will be discussed. The impacts of human activities on these ecosystems are covered, as well as water quality assessment techniques, pollution control, and regulation. This course includes three required Saturday field trips.

EVS 471 Aquatic Ecosystems Lab (0-2-1). Corequisite: EVS 470
Section 50: 5:30pm-7:20pm T. Dr. Wolin/Staff
Selected exercises to introduce students to hands-on sampling and analytical techniques used in water quality assessment. This course includes three required Saturday field trips, each equivalent to two classroom laboratory periods..

EVS 490 Internship in Environmental Science (0-8-4). Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Section 1: TBA. Dr. Wolin.
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. Wolin.
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 499 Exit Evaluation (0-1-0). Prerequisite: Senior standing. Final exit examination and outcomes assessment evaluation required of all graduating seniors. Graded S/U.

EVS 527 Adv Topic GIS & Remote Sensing (1-6-4). Prerequisite: EVS 525
Section 50: 4:00pm - 5:50pm, TTh. Dr. Clapham.
Intensive investigation of the techniques and problems associated with using remotely sensed data for GIS-based analyses in geology, biology, and environmental science.

EVS 550 Applied Ecology (3-0-3). Prerequisite: BIO 300 or 302 and 304 or equivalent.
Section 1: 12:35pm-1:50pm TTh. Staff
Our lives have been increasingly touched by questions pertaining to environmental degradation at local, regional, and global scales. Students will examine ways in which ecological principles can be applied to solving some of these crucial environmental problems. Topics include global climate change, sustainability, agroforestry, biodiversity and conservation, invasive species, ecotoxicology, biomonitoring and bioremediation, and restoration ecology.

EVS 560 Geomorphology (3-2-4). Prerequisite: EVS 523 or equivalent
Section 1: 10:00am-11:50am TTh. & TBA Wed, Dr. Clapham

Study of the surface forms of the earth, with emphasis on erosional or depositional processes in different climates, the landforms they produce, and their environmental implications. Includes self-paced laboratory exercises outside of scheduled lectures.

EVS 570 Aquatic Ecosystems (3-0-3). Prerequisite: BIO 200, 202 and CHM 261 or equivalent. Corequisite: EVS 471
Section 50: 4:00pm-5:15pm TTh. Dr. Wolin
A study of aquatic ecosystems, including lakes, streams, rivers, and wetlands. Commonalities and differences between the physical-chemical and biological components of these ecosystems will be discussed. The impacts of human activities on these ecosystems are covered, as well as water quality assessment techniques, pollution control, and regulation. This course includes three required Saturday field trips.

EVS 571 Aquatic Ecosystems Lab (0-2-1). Corequisite: EVS 470
Section 50: 5:30pm-7:20pm T. Dr. Wolin/Staff
Selected exercises to introduce students to hands-on sampling and analytical techniques used in water quality assessment. This course includes three required Saturday field trips, each equivalent to two classroom laboratory periods..

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: 6:15pm - 8:35pm, 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 594 Special Topics in Environ Sci (3-0-3).
Section 1: 1:00pm - 3:30pm TTh.. Dr. Yuan. Topic: "Lab Methods in Enviro Chem & Hydrogeo"
Study of a particular topic in environmental science. Topics to be announced in semester course schedule. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic up to 12 credits.

EVS 596 Independent Study in Environmental Science (0-4-2). Prerequisite: Permission of BGES Graduate Program Director.
Section many: TBA. Dr. Yuan.
Special research problem or independent study course. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic. Students should make arrangements with an instructor concerning topic, format, and grading criteria before registering for this course..

EVS 691 M.S. Research in Environmental Science (variable: 1-12). Prerequisite: Approval of Graduate Program Director.
Section many: TBA. Dr. Weyman & Dr.
Komar
Research prior to approval of the thesis research proposal for students seeking the M.S. degree in environmental science. (Graded S, NS, F, T)

EVS 695 M.S. Thesis Research in Environmental Science (variable: 1-12). Prerequisite: Approval of Graduate Program Director.
Section many: TBA Dr. Komar & Dr. Weyman
Research following approval of the thesis research proposal for students seeking the M.S. degree in environmental science. (Graded S, NS, F, T)


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 901: 3:30pm - 4:45pm. TTh
. TBA (at the West Center)
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 50: 4:00pm - 5:50pm T. TBA/Staff
Section 51: 7:30pm - 9:20pm T. TBA/Staff
Section 951: 5:00pm - 5:50pm TTh. TBA (at the West Center)
Selected exercises designed to reinforce concepts covered in GEO 100. Natural Science Laboratory.

GEO 106 Intro to Meteorology (3-0-3).
Section 3: 11:00am-11:50am. MWF. Kelly Amundsen
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 230 Natural Resources (3-0-3).
Section 2: 8:45am-9:35am. MWF. Dr. Gallacher
Examination of our natural resources with emphasis on nonrenewable mineral resources; discussion of the effect of population growth and technology on rates of consumption, mineral economics, and the concept of "reserves"; the future outlook with regard to alternative sources of energy, substitutes, and recycling. No longer approved for Natural Science.

GEO 312 Sedimentation & Stratigraphy (3-0-3). Prerequisites: GEO 100 and GEO 323 Corequisite: GEO 313
Section 1: 12:15pm-1:05pm. MWF. Dr. Babaei
Study of the origin, dispersal, deposition, and lithification of sediments; variation of sedimentary parameters; discussions of facies, correlation, use of sedimentary structures, and paleographic reconstruction; regional stratigraphy of North America.


GEO 313 Sedimentation & Stratigraphy (0-2-1). Corequisite: GEO 312
Section 1: 1:30pm - 3:20pm, F. Dr. Babaei.
Selected exercises designed to reinforce concepts covered in GEO 312

GEO 460 Geomorphology (3-2-4). Prerequisite: EVS 523 or equivalent
Section 1: 10:00am-11:50am TTh. & TBA Wed, Dr. Clapham

Study of the surface forms of the earth, with emphasis on erosional or depositional processes in different climates, the landforms they produce, and their environmental implications. Includes self-paced laboratory exercises outside of scheduled lectures.

GEO 490 Internship in Geology (1-4). Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Section 1: TBA Dr. Babaei
Independent study related to work experience for majors in Geology and Environmental Sciences. May be repeated for credit for a total of 8 credit hours.

GEO 493 Special Topics in GEO/Environ Sci (3-0-3).
Section 1: 1:00pm - 3:30pm TTh.. Dr. Yuan. Topic: "Lab Methods in Enviro Chem & Hydrogeo"
Topics to reflect material of special or timely interest which is not likely to be appropriate for regular, continuing course offerings. May be repeated for credit for a total of 8 credit hours.

GEO 496 Independent Study in Geology (1 to 4 credits). Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Section many: 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 many: 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). Prerequisite: Senior standing. Final exit examination and outcomes assessment evaluation required of all graduating seniors. Graded S/U.
Sec 1 Dr. Babaei

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