Current Courses Offered

The course catalog clearly identifies the different options as well as courses required of both majors and non-majors. Log on to HomerConnect to verify which requirements you have satisfied.

Fall 2018 Course Schedule

Spring 2019 Course Schedule

Biology Requirements:

  • Major or Minor

Options & Checklists

Winter 2019:

  • BIOL-10600 Plants, People & Food Production
  • BIOL-10800 Human Genetics

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Biology-Education Majors

Previously Offered:

  • Pedagogy and Practice for the Science Teacher (EDUC 41010/51010)
  • Professional Semester in Education (EDUC 49810 Spring)
  • Special Methods of Teaching Science (EDUC 31010 Fall)

Biology / Biochemistry Majors

First-year/General Biology (always offered)

  • Principles of Biology, Cell and Molecular (BIOL-12100 Fall)
  • Principles of Biology, Ecology & Evolution (BIOL-12200 Spring)

Courses related to research (always available by permission of instructor):

  • Independent Research in Biochemistry (BIO-39000)
  • Research in Biochemistry (BIOC-19100/29100/39100/49100)
  • Honors Research inBiochemistry (BIOC-49700)
  • Independent Study (BIOL-20000/30000)
  • Communicating Biology(BIOL-20700)
  • Junior Research Projects (BIOL-30200 )
  • Research in Biology (BIOL-40000)
  • Honors Research in Biology (BIOL-40100/40200)
  • Biology Seminar (BIOL-41100, 41200)


Graduate Level:

  • Science Topics Every Science Teacher Should Know (BIOL-54100)
  • Independent Study in Biology (BIOL-60000)
  • Independent Research in Biology (BIOL-60200)

Electives

Spring 2019:

  • BIOL-22700 Genetics
  • BIOL 30800 Animal Behavior
  • BIOL 31500 Neurobiology
  • BIOL 40400 Selected Topics: Immunology
  • BIOL 46100 Ecophysiology
  • BIOL 47600 Endocrinology
  • BIOL 47800 Evolution
  • BIOC 33300 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Spring)
  • BIOC 35400 Biochem: Molecular Bio of Gene (Spring)
  • BIOC 41000 Experimental Biochemistry (Spring)
  • BIOC 48100 Current Topics in Biochemistry (Spring)

Fall 2018:

  • BIOL 21400 Animal Physiology
  • BIOL 22500 The Power of Plants: Roles of Plants in Agriculture and Medicine
  • BIOL-22700 Genetics
  • BIOL 27100 General Ecology
  • BIOL 30401 Special Topics: Genomics and Informatics
  • BIOL 35400 Cell Biology
  • BIOL 41400 Capstone in Biology
  • BIOC 35300 Biochemistry: Protein structure and function

Previously Offered:

  • BIOL 11010 The History of Life on Earth (Spring)
  • BIOL 11400 Examining the World through Evolutionary Biology (Spring)
  • BIOL 20300 Invertebrate Zoology (Fall)
  • BIOL 20400 Special Topics: Conservation Biology (Spring)
  • BIOL 20400 Special Topics: Rainforests, Reefs and Ruins (fall)
  • BIOL 20402 Special Topics: Freshwater Ecology (Spring)
  • BIOL 20900 - Experiences in Biology (Winter Session Portion of BIOL 20401 Special Topics:Biology of Oceanic Island)
  • BIOL 21200 Conservation Biology CROSS-LISTED with ENVS (Fall)
  • BIOL 21600 Biostatistics Practicum (Spring)
  • BIOL 22030 Honors Intermediate Seminar: Alternative Futures (Spring)
  • BIOL 22300 Biology of Oceanic Islands CROSS-LISTED with HONORS (Fall)
  • BIOL 22800 Evolution of Adaptation (Spring)
  • BIOL 27500 Field Biology (Spring)
  • BIOL 27800 Environmental Health and Medicine (Spring)
  • BIOL 28400 Field Ornithology (Fall)
  • BIOL 30500 Invasive Species CROSS-LISTED with ENVS (Spring)
  • BIOL 32401 Wonderful Life: Genes, Evolution, and Biodiversity (Fall)
  • BIOL 34500 Developmental Biology (Fall)
  • BIOL 35000 Population Ecology (Spring)
  • BIOL 35200 Microbiology (Spring)
  • BIOL 37100 Natural Resource Ecology (Spring)
  • BIOL 37800 Environmental Toxicology (Spring)
  • BIOL 38000 Tropical Ecology (Spring)
  • BIOL 40500 Parasites and Vectors of Disease (Fall)
  • BIOL 47300 Plant Physiology (Spring)
  • BIOL 47900 Aquatic Ecology (Spring)
  • BIOL 49250 Sr. Seminar in Neurobiology (Spring)
  • BIOL 50500 Parasites and Vectors of Disease (Fall)

Non-Biology Majors:

General Education

Spring 2019:

  • BIOL 10210Biology of Sex
  • BIOL 10600 Plants, People and Food Production
  • BIOL 10900 Life in the Ocean (Themes: Identities AND Power and Justice)
  • BIOL 19702 The Biology of Cancer
  • BIOL 20500 Biology of Aging

Fall 2018:

  • BIOL 10210Biology of Sex
  • BIOL 10800 Human Organism (Themes: Identities AND World of Systems)
  • BIOL 11010 The History of Life on Earth (Themes: Quest Sustainable Future AND World of Systems)
  • BIOL 11300 Insects and People (Themes: Inquiry,Imagine,Innovation AND Quest Sustainable Future)
  • BIOL 11400 Examining the World through Evolutionary Biology (Theme: Inquiry,Imagine,Innovation)
  • BIOL 20500 Biology of Aging

Previously Offered:

  • BIOL 10310 New and Emerging Diseases (Fall and Spring)
  • BIOL 10400 Environmental Biology (Spring)
  • BIOL 10700 Human Genetics (Spring)
  • BIOL 11300 Insects and People (Spring)
  • BIOL 11400 Examining the World through Evolutionary Biology (Spring)
  • BIOL 11500 Essentials of Biology (Fall, Spring and Summer)
  • BIOL-11600 Biology of Birds (Fall)
  • BIOL 11800 Island Biology (Spring)
  • BIOL 19701 Bird Brains and Mind Games (Theme: Mind, Body Spirit) (Spring)
  • BIOL 19703 Science Fact, Science Fiction (Spring)
  • (2 Themes: 1) A World of Systems and 2) Inquiry, Imagination, & Innovation)
  • BIOL 22010 Honors Seminar: Biotechnology (Spring)
  • BIOL 22020 Honors Intermediate Seminar: Biology: Math, Music, and the Brain(Fall)
  • BIOL 22030 Honors Seminar: Alternative Futures (PDF Spring)
  • BIOL 22040 Honors Seminar: Evolution of Evolution: Society and the Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection (Spring)
  • BIOL-22045 Honors Seminar: Playing with God (Fall)

Service Courses

(Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Environmental Studies/Science)

Spring 2019:

  • BIOL 11900 Fundamentals of Biology
  • BIOL 12000 Fundamentals of Biology
  • BIOL 20600 Primary Human Anatomy

Fall 2018:

  • BIOL 11900 Fundamentals of Biology

Winter Session: --all ON-LINE

  • BIOL-10600 Plants, People, and Food Production
  • BIOL-10700 Human Genetics
Principles of Biology Laboratory
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