Courses Offered

Fall 2014

BIOL BC1001 Revolutionary Concepts in Biology*
BIOL BC1500 Introduction to Org and Evol Biology 
BIOL BC1501 Introductory Lab in Org and Evol Biology*
 
BIOL BC2100 Molecular and Mendelian Genetics
BIOL BC2280 Animal Behavior
BIOL BC3310 Cell Biology
BIOL BC3320 Microbiology
BIOL BC3352 Development
BIOL BC3380 Applied Ecology and Evolution
BIOL BC3388 Tropical Ecology
BIOL BC3362 Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience

BIOL BC2801 Laboratory in Genetics*
BIOL BC3310 Laboratory in Cell Biology*
BIOL BC3321 Laboratory in Microbiology*

BIOL BC3590 Senior Seminar
Title: Wild Sex: Comparative and Reproductive Endocrinology in the Field

Course Description: Hormones in the brain and body regulate a vast amount of physiological and behavioral activities, serving as key forms of communication between different organs and tissues. In all animals, including ourselves, hormones are absolutely essential components necessary in the mediation of sexual and reproductive behaviors. A great deal we understand about how hormones regulate these processes comes from studying animals artificially bred and housed in a controlled, captive laboratory environment. The reason for this is to control for as many environmental variables as possible, facilitating interpretation of the resulting data. The knowledge we have gained from these studies is invaluable. However, what happens when we take our experiments out into the animal’s natural environment – the environment in which it evolved where there are numerous confounding factors (climate, habitat variation, social interactions, nutrition, etc.)? We would hope our findings would be similar to those found in the laboratory, but often they are not. Why is it important that we study animals in their natural environments? What can we learn from them that might not be ascertained by studying them in an artificial environment? These are the questions we will answer in this seminar.

BIOL BC3591 Guided Research and Seminar
BIOL BC3594 Senior Thesis Research
BIOL BC3597 Guided Research
 
HSPP BC1001 Research Apprenticeship Seminar
 

Spring 2015

BIOL BC1002 Contemporary Issues in Biology*
BIOL BC1502 Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology 
BIOL BC1503 Introductory Lab in Cell and Molecular Biology*
 
BIOL BC2100 Molecular and Mendelian Genetics
BIOL BC2240 Plant Evolution and Diversity
BIOL BC2262 Vertebrate Biology
BIOL BC2278 Evolution
BIOL BC2900 Research Methods Seminar
BIOL BC3360 Animal Physiology 
 
BIOL BC2873 Laboratory in Ecology*
BIOL BC3303 Laboratory in Molecular Biology*
BIOL BC3361 Laboratory in Animal Physiology
BIOL BC3363 Laboratory in Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience*
 
BIOL BC3590 Senior Seminar*
BIOL BC3592 Guided Research and Seminar
BIOL BC3594 Senior Thesis Research
BIOL BC3597 Guided Research
 
HSPP BC1001 Research Apprenticeship Seminar
 

* Courses with special sign-up procedures.  For more information click here