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

SUMMER 2007 Undergraduate Courses

SUMMER 2012 COURSE OFFERINGS

First Intensive 6-Week Session

Second Intensive 6-Week Session

Regular 8-Week Session

Special 6-Week Session for Teachers

Special 10-Week Field Program:

critical dates for registration


NEWNew / Special Courses for Summer Semester:

  • BIO 494/EVS 494/594 Special Topics/1 wk workshop: Constructing landscapes to minimize erosion: Level 1 training in Geofluv (1-0-1). Enrollment is open to all interested students, including EVS, BIO, ENV, and EEG.
    Section : 9:00am - 1:00pm, MTWTh June 25-29th. N. Bugash (GeoFluv).
  • BIO 380 Biology Content for Middle School Teachers (3-4-5). Enrollment is restricted to students seeking middle school licensure. No credit towards biology major or minor.
    Section 470: 9:00am - 11:30am, MTWThF. Dr. Corbett.
  • BIO 580 Biology Content 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 biology.
    Section 470: 9:00am - 11:30am, MTWThF. Dr. Corbett.

FIRST 6-WEEK SUMMER SESSION

[May 19- June 29]

BIOLOGY 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 106 Human Biology in Health and Disease (3-0-3).
Section 200: 10:00am - 11:30am, MTWTh. Dr. Sam Yellowe
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 201: 12:00pm - 1:50pm, MW. 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 200 Introductory Biology I (3-0-3). Corequisite: BIO 201.
Section 200: 2:00pm - 3:30pm, MTWTh. Staff
An introduction to modern biology covering basic principles of molecular and cell biology, immunity, genetics, evolution, and biological classification.
Natural Science.

BIO 201 Introductory Biology Laboratory I (0-2-1). Corequisite: BIO 200.
Section 200: 12:00pm - 1:50pm, TTh. Staff.
Section 250: 4:00pm - 5:50pm,TTh.. Staff.

Selected exercises designed to reinforce concepts covered in BIO 200.
Natural Science Laboratory.

BIO 264 Introductory Microbiology (3-0-3). Prerequisite: Upper-level high school biology or BI0 101. Corequisite: BIO 265.
Section 200: 8:00am - 9:30am, MTWTh. 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 200: 10:00am - 11:50am, MW. Dr. Lindmark / Staff.
Section 201: 12:00pm - 1:50pm, MW. Dr. Lindmark / Staff.
Selected exercises designed to reinforce concepts covered in BIO 264. Natural Science Laboratory.

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 200: 8:00am - 9:30am, MTWTh. Staff
Systems approach to human anatomy and physiology. Natural Science.

BIO 267 Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab I (3-0-3). Prerequisite: Upper-level high school biology, or BIO 106, or HED 210. Corequisite: BIO 267.
Section 200: 10:00am - 11:50am, MW. Staff

Section 201: 10:00am - 11:50am,TTh. Staff

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 200: 12:00pm - 1:30pm MTWTh. Staff
Plant diversity, structure, function, and evolution.

BIO 301 Plant Biology Laboratory (0-2-1). Corequisite: BIO 300.
Section 200: 2:00pm - 3:50pm TTh. 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 200: 12:00pm - 1:30pm, MTWTh. Staff.
Animal diversity, structure, function, and evolution.

BIO 303 Animal Biology Laboratory (0-2-1). Corequisite: BIO 302.
Section 200: 2:00pm - 3:50pm TTh. Staff.
Section 201: 2:00pm - 3:50pm MW. Staff.
Selected exercises designed to reinforce concepts covered in BIO 302.

BIO 304 Population Biology and Evolution (3-0-3). Prerequisites: BIO 200 and 202. Corequisite: BIO 305.
Section 201: 10:00am - 12:00pm MTWTh. Dr. Krebs.

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

BIO 305 Population Biology and Evolution Laboratory (0-2-1). Corequisite: BIO 304.
Section 201: 2:00pm - 3:50pm MW. Dr. Krebs

Selected exercises designed to reinforce concepts covered in BIO 304.

BIO 308 Cell Biology (3-0-3). Prerequisite: CHM 331,BIO 200 and 202.
Section 250: 4:00pm-5:50pm MTWTh. Staff.

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 201: 2:00pm-3:30pm TTh. Staff
Section 202: 2:00pm-3:30pm MW. Staff

Selected exercises designed to reinforce concepts covered in BIO 308.

BIO 390 Writing in Biology I (2-0-2)
. Prerequisite: A declared Biology major.
Section 1: 11:00am - 11:50am Th. / Staff
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.

BIO 458 Behavior (3-0-3). Prerequisites:
BIO 302 and BIO 304.
Section 200: 2:00pm - 3:30pm MTWTh Dr. Dean
An introduction to, and survey of, animal behavior from an evolutionary perspective.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE courses

EVS 206 Introduction to Environmental Science (4-0-4).
Section 200: 12:00pm - 2:05pm MTWTh. Staff.
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-major

GEOLOGY COURSES

GEO 100 Introductory Geology (3-0-3). Corequisite: GEO 101.
Section 201: 10:00am - 11:30am, MTWTh. Dr. Babaei
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 201: 12:00pm - 1:50pm, MTWTh. Dr. Babaei / Staff
Selected exercises designed to reinforce concepts covered in GEO 100. Natural Science Laboratory.


GEO 106 Introduction to Meteorology (3-0-3).

Section 501: TBA . Dr. Reynolds. (WEB 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


SECOND 6-WEEK SUMMER SESSION

[July 2 - August 10]

BIOLOGY COURSES

Note: Courses numbered 200 and above are intended primarily for Biology majors, Health Science majors, and other science majors.

BIO 106 Human Biology in Health and Disease (3-0-3).
Section 300: 10:00am - 11:30am, MTWTh. Dr. Sam-Yellowe
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 301: 12:00pm - 1:50pm, TTh. 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 202 Introductory Biology II (3-0-3). Prerequisite: BIO 200. Corequisite: BIO 203.
Section 300: 2:00pm - 3:30pm, MTWTh. Staff
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.

BIO 203 Introductory Biology Laboratory II (0-2-1). Corequisite: BIO 202.
Section 300: 12:00pm - 1:50pm, TTh. Staff
Section 350: 4:00pm - 5:50pm, TTh. Staff

Selected exercises designed to reinforce concepts covered in BIO 202. Natural Science Laboratory.

BIO 268 Human Anatomy and Physiology II. Prerequisite: BIO 266. Corequisite BIO 269. Continuation of BIO 266..
Section 300: 8:00am - 9:30am, MTWTh. Staff
Systems approach to human anatomy and physiology. Natural Science.

BIO 269 Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab II.. Corequisite BIO 268.
Section 300: 10:00am - 11:50am, MW. Staff

Section 301: 10:00am - 11:50am, TTh. Staff
Selected Excercise designed to reinforce concepts covered in Bio268.Natural Science Laboratory.


GEOLOGY COURSES

GEO 100 Introductory Geology (3-0-3). Corequisite: GEO 101.
Section 300:
10:00am -11:30am, MTWTh. Dr. Babaei
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 300: 1
2:00pm - 1:50pm, MTWTh. Dr. Babaei / Staff
Selected exercises designed to reinforce concepts covered in GEO 100. Natural Science Laboratory.


EIGHT-WEEK SUMMER SESSION

[May 19- July 13]

BIOLOGY COURSES

BIO 106 Human Biology in Health and Disease (3-0-3).
Section 501: TBA. Dr. Modney (WEB COURSE)
Section 502: TBA. Dr. Modney (WEB COURSE)
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 453 Field Experience in Ecology and Conservation Biology (1 to 6).
Instructor: 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.
Section 100: TBA Dr. Walton

BIO 490 Honors Research (1 or 2). Prerequisite: Honors degree status. Supervised research in a faculty member's laboratory on a project approved by the Honors Program Committee. May be repeated for credit.
Section 10
1: TBA Dr. Li
Section 10
2: TBA Dr. Li

BIO 492 Honors Seminar (1-0-1). Prerequisite: Honors degree status.
Section 100:
1:00pm - 2:50pm, Th. Dr. Sam-Yellowe The topic is "TBA"
Section 150:
4:30pm - 6:20pm, W. Dr. Krebs The topic is "TBA"
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 100: 3:00pm - 4:30pm MTWTh.
Dr. Sam-Yellowe
A lecture course on a special topic.

BIO 495 Seminar (1-0-1). Prerequisites: Senior standing and major in biology.
Section 100: 1:00pm - 2:50pm, Th. Dr. Sam-Yellowe The topic is "TBA"
Section 150:
4:30pm - 6:20pm, W. Dr. Krebs The topic is "TBA"
Presentation of student reports on topics of the instructor's choice.

BIO 496 Independant Study(0-4-2). Prerequisites: Junior or Senior Standing and permission of instructor.
Section 101: TBA Dr. Modney.
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
Section 100: TBA Dr. Modney
.
Final exit examination and outcomes assessment evaluation required of all graduating seniors. Graded S/U

BIO 594 Special Topics in Biology (3-0-3).
Section 100: 3:00pm - 4:30pm MTWTh.
Dr. Sam-Yellowe
A lecture course on a special topic

BIO 596 Independent Study in Biology (
variable). Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Section 100: TBA. Dr. Komar.
Specialized study of a particular topic in biology.

BIO 688 / 888 Graduate Seminar (1-0-1).
Section
951: 5:00pm - 6:50pm. Th, Staff. The topic is "TBA"
Topic varies with instructor. May be repeated for credit. Offered every term.
This section will meet at CCF

BIO 690 Qualifying Exam- Ms (1-0-1).
Section 100: TBA, Dr. Komar (Graded S, F, I) Prerequisite: Permission of graduate committee.
Examinations in selected areas of biology.

BIO 691 Laboratory Research
Section 100: TBA Dr. Komar (Graded S, NS, F, T) Prerequisite: Approval of BGES graduate program director.
Research prior to approval of the CSU Thesis
Research Proposal Approval Form for students seeking the M.S.degree.

BIO 695 Research - Ms
Section 101: TBA Dr. Komar. (Graded S, NS, F, T) Prerequisite: Approval of BGES graduate program director.
Section 901: TBA Dr. Moravec, Dr. Komar. (Graded S, NS, F, T) Prerequisite: Approval of BGES graduate program director.

Research following approval of the CSU Thesis
Research Proposal Approval Form for students seeking the M.S.degree. Note: This section will meet at CCF

BIO 891 Laboratory Research
Section 100: TBA Dr. Komar (Graded S, NS, F, T) Prerequisite: Approval of BGES graduate program director.
Research prior to approval of the CSU Thesis
Research Proposal Approval Form for students seeking the Ph.D..degree.

BIO 895 Research - PhD
Section 101: TBA Dr. Komar.(Graded S, NS, F, T) Prerequisite: Written approval of BGES Graduate Program Director.
Section 901: TBA Dr. Moravec, Dr. Komar. Note: This section will meet at CCF

Dissertation research following approval of the CSU Dissertation Proposal Approval Form for student s seeking the Ph.D. degree.


ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE COURSES



EVS 490 Internship in Environmental Science (0-8-4).
Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor
Section 100: TBA Dr. Wolin
.
Independent study related to work experience for majors in environmental sciences.
.

EVS 496 Independant Study (variable). Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor
Section 101: 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 Enviromental Science (variable). Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor
Section 101: TBA Dr. Wolin
.
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
Section 100: TBA Dr. Wolin.
Final exit examination and outcomes assessment evaluation required of all graduating seniors. Graded S/U.

EVS 691 M.S. Research in Environmental Science (1-12). Prerequisite: Written approval of BGES Graduate Program Director.
Section 101 TBA, Dr. Komar
(Graded S, NS, F, T)
Research prior to submission of the Cleveland State University Thesis Research Proposal approval Form for students seeking the M.S. in Environmental Science degree.Graded S,NS,F,T.

EVS 695 M.S. Thesis Research in Environmental Science (1-12). Prerequisite: Written approval of BGES Graduate Program Director.
Section 101 TBA, Dr. Komar
(Graded S, NS, F, T)
Research following approval of the thesis research proposal for students seeking the M.S. EVS degree.


GEOLOGY COURSES


GEO 230 Natural Resources (3-0-3).
Section 501: TBA Dr. Gallacher (WEB 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 490 Internship in Geology.
Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor
Section 901: TBA Dr. Babaei

GEO 496 Independent Study in Geology. Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor
Section 101: TBA Dr. Babaei

GEO 497 Research. Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor
Section 101: 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
Section 100: TBA Dr. Babaei.
Final exit examination and outcomes assessment evaluation required of all graduating seniors. Graded S/U.


TWELVE-WEEK SUMMER SESSION

[May 19- August 10]

BIOLOGY COURSES

BIO 453 Field Experience in Ecology and Conservation Biology (1 to 6). Prerequisites: BIO 300 or BIO 302, and BIO 304.
Section 1. Instructor: 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. See semester course schedule and contact the biology office (216-687-2440) for further information.

BIO 651/851 Advanced Research in Field Biology (0-6-3). Prerequisites: Previous course work in ecology, evolution, behavior, or conservation biology or permission of the instructor.
Section 1. Instructor: Dr. Walton.
This course will examine field techniques for the analysis of biodiversity and ecological relationships through participation in field research projects. Study sites are in remote, primitive locations and may involve international travel. See instructor for location, costs, and preparations necessary for the course.

BIO 653/853 Advanced Research in Field Biology (0-8-4). Prerequisites: Previous course work in ecology, evolution, behaviour, or conservation biology or permission of instructor. Four credit version of BIO 651/851.
Section 1. Instructor: Dr. Walton.


SPECIAL 6-WEEK SEASONAL SESSION

[June 18- July 29]

BIOLOGY COURSES

BIO 380 Biology Content for Middle School Teachers (3-4-5). Enrollment is restricted to students seeking middle school licensure. No credit towards biology major or minor.
Section 470: 9:00am - 11:30am, MTWThF. Staff.
Biological 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.

BIO 580 Biology Content 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 biology.
Section 470: 9:00am - 11:30am, MTWThF. Staff
Biological concepts relevant to teaching middle-school-level biology will be discussed and related to timely issues. Lectures will coordinate with laboratory exercises and inquiry-based activities.


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