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

Spring 2012 courselist

SPRING 2012 COURSE OFFERINGS

Biology undergraduate courses

Biology graduate courses

Environmental Science courses

Geology courses

critical dates for registration

 

BIOLOGY undergraduate courses

Note: The 100-level biology courses are intended primarily for non-science majors

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. Nicholls.
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. Dr. Nicholls.
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. Dr. Sam-Yellowe
Section 2: 10:00am - 11:15am TTh. Chaucola Pleasant.
Section 3: 6:00pm-7:15pm TTH. Chaucola Pleasant.
Section 51: 4:00pm - 5:15pm MW. Alison Yasick

Section 480: 9:00am - 11:50am Sat. Alison Yasick

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 4: 11:00am - 12:50pm W. Dr. Lindmark/ Staff
Section 5: 1:30pm - 3:20pm F. Dr. Lindmark / Staff
Section 6: 1:30pm - 3:20pm W. Dr. Lindmark / Staff
Section 8: 8:00am - 9:50am T. Dr. Lindmark / Staff
Section 9: 11:30am - 1:20pm T. Dr. Lindmark / Staff
Section 10: 2:00pm - 3:50pm T. Dr. Lindmark / Staff
Section 12: 8:00am-9:50am Th. Dr. Lindmark/Staff
Section 14: 12:30pm - 2:20pm Th. Dr. Lindmark / Staff
Section 50: 6:30pm - 8:20pm W. Dr. Lindmark / Staff
Section 53: 4:00pm - 5:50pm Th. 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 .
Section 2: 10:00am - 11:50am 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.

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 - 10:50am MWF. Drs. van Keulen & 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: 11:00am - 12:15pm W. Dr. Doerder.
Section 3: 12:30pm - 1:45pm W. Dr. Doerder.
Section 4: 2:00pm - 3:15pm
W. Dr. Doerder.
Section 5: 1:00pm - 2:15pm Th.
Dr. Doerder.
Section 6: 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Th. Dr. Doerder.

BIO 201 Introductory Biology Laboratory I (0-2-1). Corequisite: BIO 200.
Section 1: 12:00pm - 1:50pm M.. Dr. Gibson / Staff.
Section 2: 2:00pm - 3:50pm M. Dr. Gibson/Staff
Section 4: 10:00am - 11:50am T. Dr. Gibson/Staff.
Section 5: 12:00pm-1:50pm T. Dr. Gibson/Staff.
Section 6: 2:00pm - 3:50pm T.
Dr. Gibson/Staff.
Section 50: 4:00pm - 5:50pm M. Dr. Gibson/Staff.
Section 51: 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: 9:30am - 10:45am M. Dr. Doerder.
Section 3: 12:00pm - 1:15pm M. Dr. Doerder.
Section 4: 10:00am - 11:15am
T. Dr. Doerder.
Section 5: 1:00pm - 2:15pm T. Dr. Doerder
Section 51: 4:30pm - 5:45pm
M. Dr. Doerder.

Section 52: 7:30pm - 8:45pm M. Dr. Doerder.

BIO 203 Introductory Biology Laboratory II (0-2-1). Corequisite: BIO 202.
Section 1: 10:00am - 11:50am Th. Dr. Gibson / Staff
Section 2: 12:00pm - 1:50pm Th. Dr. Gibson / Staff
Section 3: 2:00pm - 3:50pm Th. Dr. Gibson / Staff
Section 4: 9:00am - 10:50am F. Dr. Gibson / Staff
Section 5: 12:00pm - 1:50pm F. 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

Section 5: 1:30pm - 3:20pm M. 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. Dr. Sampson
Section 50: 6:30pm - 7:45pm TTh. Dr. Sampson

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 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 51: 6:00pm - 7:15pm TTh. Owen Lockhart.

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

BIO 305 Population Biology and Evolution Laboratory (0-2-1). Corequisite: BIO 304.
Section 1: 2:00pm - 3:50pm Th. Owen Lockhart/Staff
Section 52: 4:00pm - 5:50pm Th. Owen Lockhart/Staff
Section 53: 7:30pm - 9:20pm Th.
Owen Lockhart/Staff
Section 54: 4:00pm - 5:50pm T. Owen Lockhart/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 1: 8:00am - 9:50am 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 & Lynn.

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 5: 2:00pm- 3:50pm M
. Drs. Lynn & Boerner/Staff
Section 50: 4:00pm -5:50pm M. Drs. Lynn & Boerner/Staff
Section 52:
7:30pm -9:20pm M. Drs. Lynn & 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 Th. Dr. Doerder
Section 2: 10:00am - 11:50am T. Dr. Corbett
Section 50: 4:00pm - 5:40pm T. Dr. Krebs
Section 51: 4:00pm - 5:50pm M. Dr.Sampson
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.Writing.

BIO 391 Writing in Biology II (1-0-1). Prerequisite: BIO 390 and a declared Biology major.
Section 1: 1:00pm - 2:40pm Th. Dr. Doerder
Section 2: 10:00am - 11:50am T. Dr. Corbett
Section 50: 4:00pm - 5:40pm T. Dr. Krebs
Section 51: 4:00pm - 5:50pm M. Dr.Sampson

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. 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: 12:30pm - 1:45pm 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 Th. Dr. Sam-Yellowe/Staff.

Section 50: 4:00pm - 5:50pm Th. Dr. Sam-Yellowe/Staff.
Selected exercises designed to reinforce concepts covered in BIO 414.

BIO 418 Histology (2-0-2). Prerequisite: BIO 308. Corequisite: BIO 419.
Section 1: 10:00am - 11:15am TTh. Dr. Sam-Yellowe.

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

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

Selected exercises designed to reinforce concepts covered in BIO 418

BIO 468 Theories of Aging
(3-0-3). Prerequisite: BIO 168 or 308 or permission of instructor.
Section 51: 6:00pm-7:15pm TTh. Dr. Obrenovich
This course is an inquiry into the reasons why some organisms show aging in the form of senescence, while other organisms seem to be perennial, or at least long-lived. Current theories of aging will be critically analyzed.

BIO 474 Stream Ecology (3-2-4). Prerequisite: BIO 300 or 302 and 304.
Section 50: 4:00pm - 5:15pm TTh. Dr. Wolin/Staff
A study of the interaction of physical, geochemical, and biological components in stream ecosystems. Adaptations of organisms in aquatic environments, community interactions, and ecosystem energetics are emphasized. Field and laboratory study give students experience in inquiry-based activities involving data collection and stream ecosystem analyses. Techniques in stream habitat and water quality assessment are covered. To facilitate outdoor excursions, may be scheduled outside normal semester dates and graded initially with a T grade

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: 1:00pm - 1:50pm T. Dr. Dean. The topic is "Decision-Making"
Section 2: 5:00pm - 5:50pm T. Dr. Sampson.
Section 5: 11:00am - 11:50am M. Dr. Sampson .
Section 6: 10:00am - 11:00am Th. Dr. Corbett. The topic is "Arctic Ecology"

Oral reports on selected topics, including the honors research project. May be repeated for credit. Writing.

BIO 494 Special Topics in Biology (varying 1 - 6)
Section 1: 10:00am - 10:50a
m & 1:00pm - 2:50pm TTh.. Dale Laux. Title: "Biological Forensic Science."
Section 3: 10:00am - 10:50am MWF. Dr. Lindmark. Title: "Environmental Microbiology ."
Section 50: 4:30pm - 5:45pm MW. Dr. Krebs. Title: "Biogeography."
A lecture course on a special topic.

BIO 495 Seminar (1-0-1). Prerequisites: Senior standing and major in biology.
Section 1: 1:00pm - 1:50pm T. Dr. Dean. The topic is "Decision-Making"
Section 2: 5:00pm - 5:50pm T. Dr. Sampson.
Section 4: 11:00am - 12:00pm W. Drs. Boerner & Li
Section 5: 11:00am - 11:50am M. Dr. Sampson.
Section 6: 10:00am - 11:00am Th. Dr. Corbett. The topic is "Arctic Ecology"

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

BIO 496 Independent Study in Biology (variable). 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.

BIO 497 Independent Study in Biology (variable). Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, and permission of chairperson.
Section 1: TBA Staff

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

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. Krebs

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 2: 8:00am - 8:50am F. Dr. van Keulen.
Section 3: 2:00pm - 2:50pm 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: 12:30pm - 1:45pm 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 Th. Dr. Sam-Yellowe/Staff.

Section 50: 4:00pm - 5:50pm Th. 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: 10:00am - 11:15am TTh. 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 T. Dr. Sam-Yellowe/Staff.


BIO 538 Clinical Genetics (3-0-3). Good standing in the Physician Assistant Program or permission of the instructor.
Section 1: 2:30pm-3:45pm TTh. Dr. Lynn
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 574/774 Stream Ecology (4-0-4). Prerequisite: BIO 300 or 302 and 304.
Section 50: 4:00pm - 5:15pm TTh. Dr. Wolin/Staff
A study of the interaction of physical, geochemical, and biological components in stream ecosystems. Adaptations of organisms in aquatic environments, community interactions, and ecosystem energetics are emphasized. Field and laboratory study give students experience in inquiry-based activities involving data collection and stream ecosystem analyses. Techniques in stream habitat and water quality assessment are covered. To facilitate outdoor excursions, may be scheduled outside normal semester dates and graded initially with a T grade

BIO 594 Special Topics in Biology (varying 1 - 6).
Section 1: 10:00am - 10:50a
m & 1:00pm - 2:50pm TTh.. Dr. Laux. Title: "Biological Forensic Science."
Section 3: 10:00am - 10:50am MWF. Dr. Lindmark. Title: "Environmental Microbiology ."
Section 50: 4:30pm - 5:45pm MW. Dr. Krebs. Title: "Biogeography."
Section 51: 6:00pm - 7:15pm TTh. Dr. Obrenovich. Title: "Theories of Aging."
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. Dr. Reynolds.
A seminar course for students seeking a M.S. in Environmental Science.

BIO 596 Independent Study in Biology (variable). Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Section 1: TBA. Staff.
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. 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 672/872 Advance Molecular Biology (3-0-3). Prerequisite: Permission of BGES Graduate Committee.
Section 52: 4:00pm - 5:15pm TTh. Dr. Komar.
Title: "Protein World ."
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 change of topic.

BIO 684/884 Research Seminar (1-0-1).
Section 1: 3:00pm - 3:50pm. F. Dr.
Mazumder.
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 4: 11:00am - 12:00pm. W. Drs. Boerner & Li. Title: "Recent Prog Chromosome Bio ."
Section 950: 6:00pm - 6:50pm. W. CCF Drs. Berkner & Qin. Title: "Cell adhesion & vitamin K use"
Topic varies with instructor. May be repeated for credit. Offered every term.

BIO 690 Non-Thesis MS Exit Project (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.) (1-8). (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.) (1-8). (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 1: 10:00am - 11:50am. TTh. Dr. Yuan.
Section 50: 4:00pm - 5:40pm. MW. Dr. Reynolds.
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. Dr. Wolin & Alison Yasick
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. Th. Dr. Wolin & Alison Yasick.
Section 2: 2:00
pm - 3:50pm. Th. Dr. Wolin & Alison Yasick.
Selected exercises designed to reinforce concepts covered in EVS 302.

EVS 390 Writing in Environmental Science I (2-0-2). Prerequisite: A declared Environmental Sciences major.
Section 1: 1:00pm - 2:40pm Th. Dr. Doerder
Section 2: 10:00am - 11:50am T. Dr. Corbett
Section 50: 4:00pm - 5:40pm T. Dr. Krebs
Section 51: 4:00pm - 5:50pm M. Dr.Sampson
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.Writing.

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 494 Topics in Environmental Sciences (varying 1.0-6.0)
Section 1: 2:30pm - 3:45p
m TTh & 4:00pm - 5:50pm Th.. Dr. Yuan. Title: "Hydrogeology"
Section 480: 9:00am - 12:00pm. Dr. Wolin. Title: "EVS Honor Thesis & Defense ."
A lecture course on a special topic.

EVS 496 Independent Study in Environmental Science (variable). 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 497 Research in Environmental Sciences (variable). 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.
Sec 1 TBA Dr. Krebs

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 594 Special Topics in Environ Sci (3-0-3).
Section 1: 2:30pm - 3:45pm TTh & 4:00pm - 5:50pm Th.. Dr. Yuan. Title: "Hydrogeology"
Section 2: 9:45am - 10:15am. MW & TBA Dr. Clapham. Title: "Applic GIS to Field Sci."
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 (variable). Prerequisite: Permission of BGES Graduate Program Director.
Section many: TBA. Staff.
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 690 Non-Thesis MS Exit Project (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.

EVS 691 M.S. Research in Environmental Science (variable: 1-8). Prerequisite: Approval of Graduate Program Director.
Section many: TBA. Dr. Weyman

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: 1-8). Prerequisite: Approval of Graduate Program Director.
Section many: TBA Dr. Komar
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. Anne Goyetche.
Section 480: 9:00am - 11:50am. Sat. William Hock
Section 901: 3:30pm - 4:45pm. TTh
. William Hock (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. Dr. Babaei/Staff
Section 51: 7:30pm - 9:20pm T. William Hock/Staff
Section 480: 12:30pm - 2:20pm Sat. William Hock/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 501: TBA. Dr. Reynolds
(WEB BASED COURSE)
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
202 Principles of Paleontology (3-0-3). Corequisite: GEO 203
Section 780: 11:00am-11:50am. MWF.
(lectures via distance learning)
Presentation of the underlying principles concerning the preservation, description, classification, paleoecology, evolution, and stratigraphy of fossil organisms. Natural Science.

GEO 203 Paleontology Lab (0-2-1). Corequisite: GEO 202
Section 780: 2:15pm -4:45pm. Th.
(lab at AKRON UNIVERSITY)
Systematic survey of invertebrate fossils using preserved specimens. Topics include functional morphology, taxonomy, paleoecology, and geological history. Natural Science Laboratory.

GEO 206 Petrology (3-2-4). Prerequisite: GEO 100 & GEO 101
Section 780: 9:55am -10:45am. MWF & 2:15pm - 4:45pm W.
(lectures via dista
nce learning/lab at AKRON UNIVERSITY)
Study of silicate minerals and the way they and non-silicate minerals form rocks. The course is shared with the University of Akron. When offered at Akron, lecture componenets will be available at CSU using distance learning facilities but laboratories will be only in Akron

GEO 230 Natural Resources (3-0-3).
Section 501: TBA Dr. Gallacher
(WEB BASED COURSE)
Section 502: TBA Dr. Gallacher (WEB BASED COURSE)
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: 11:00am-11:50am. 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, M. Dr. Babaei.
Selected exercises designed to reinforce concepts covered in GEO 312

GEO 390 Writing in Geology I (2-0-2). Prerequisite: A declared Geology major.
Section 1: 1:00pm - 2:40pm Th. Dr. Doerder
Section 2: 10:00am - 11:50am T. Dr. Corbett
Section 50: 4:00pm - 5:40pm T. Dr. Krebs
Section 51: 4:00pm - 5:50pm M. Dr.Sampson
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.Writing.

GEO 427 Advance Topics GIS/Remote Sensing (4-0-4). Prerequisite: GEO 425
Section 50: 4:00pm-5:50pm TTh. Dr. Clapham

Intensive investigation of the techniques and problems associated with using remote-sensed data for Geographic Information Systems-based analyses in geology, biology, and environmental science.

GEO 444 Hydrogeology (3-0-3).
Prerequisite: At least one course at the 300-level or higher in Geology. Corequisite: GEO 445.
Section 1: 2:30pm-3:45pm TTh. Dr. Yuan

Study of the concepts and principles of ground-water flow in rocks, sediments, and soils. The course will deal with flow in both saturated and unsaturated zones, and will include issues related to ground-water use, pollution, and ground-water monitoring both for quality and quantity. Laboratory exercises will cover mathematical and computer solutions to equations and real life situations. Some field work will be required.


GEO 445 Hydrogeology Lab (0-2-1). Corequisite: GEO 444.
Section 50: 4:00pm-5:50pm Th. Dr. Yuan

Selected exercises designed to reinforce concepts covered in GEO 444.

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 (varying 1.0 - 6.0).
Section 2: 9:45am - 10:15am. MW & TBA Dr. Clapham. Title: "Applic GIS to Field Sci."
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 6 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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