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									Biology
          1044 Biological Interactions
          A study of general ecological and evolutionary principles, including the origins, diversity, and
          interrelations of living things and their environment. Lecture and laboratory. May be used to
          satisfy an Area II distribution requirement for the natural sciences.
          1164 Biology and Human Concerns
          A study of general biological principles stressing a human perspective. This course will relate
          the knowledge of biology to pressing social, environmental, medical, and political issues of our
          time. The course is designed for nonmajors and will not count toward a major course
          requirement in the biology pattern. May be used to satisfy a distribution requirement in natural
          sciences.
          2014 Anatomy and Physiology
          An introductory consideration of the structure and function of the integumentary, skeletal,
          muscular, and cardiovascular systems with particular reference to the human. This course is
          designed for exercise science majors and students considering an allied health career. It will not
          count toward the major course requirement of the biology pattern. Lecture and laboratory.
          Prerequisite: Biology 1044 or 1164. IV
          2015 Botany
          An introduction to the plant sciences. Aspects of plant biochemistry, physiology, preparation,
          structure, development, ecology, and diversity will be covered. The role of plants in the
          development of civilization and their importance in contemporary societies will be discussed.
          Lecture, library, laboratory, and field study. Prerequisite: Biology 1044. IV
          2024 Genetics
          A study of the principles of biological inheritance: the physical basis and patterns of
          inheritance, cytogenetics, physiological and molecular genetics, and population genetics, as
          illustrated in plants, animals, and man. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: Biology 1044. IV
          2044 Field Botany
          A survey of photosynthetic organisms with emphasis on those native to Kentucky. Material to
          be covered includes taxonomy, nomenclature, life cycles, identification of plant parts and plant
          species, methods of collection and documentation, and ecological associations. Lecture,
          laboratory, and field study. Prerequisite: Biology 1044.
          2054 Ecology
          The study of how organisms interact with their environment and how this affects their
          distribution and abundance. Both applied and theoretical aspects of ecology will be
          investigated at the individual, population, community, and ecosystem level. Lecture,
          laboratory, and field trips. Prerequisite: Biology 1044. IV
          2064 Field Biology
          Field study of the distribution, classification, and ecology of plants and animals. Student
          projects of field-oriented subjects required. Lecture, laboratory, and field trips. Prerequisite:
          Biology 1044. IV
          2074 Ornithology
          The evolution, anatomy, physiology, behavior, and ecology of birds. Laboratories will include
          developing skills for field identification of local bird species. Lecture, laboratory, and field
          trips. Prerequisite: Biology 1044. IV
          2084 Human Reproductive Biology
          An examination of sex as a biological phenomenon with consideration of the genetic
          (chromosomal), embryological, endocrine, and neurological basis of sexual development,
differentiation, and identity. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: Biology 2304. IV
2104 Anatomy and Physiology II
An introductory consideration of the structure and function of the nervous, endocrine, immune,
respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems with particular reference to the human.
This course is designed for exercise science majors and other students interested in an allied
health career. The course will not count toward the major course requirements of the biology
pattern. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: Biology 1044 or 1164. IV
2244 Animal Behavior
Stresses how natural selection has shaped reproductive behavior and mating systems, feeding and
antipredator behaviors, altruism, and the evolution of animal sociality. Genetic and physiological
mechanisms of behavioral adaptions are also highlighted. Prerequisite: Biology 1044. IV
2304 Cell and Molecular Biology
A study of the cellular and molecular basis of life including the major types of biomolecules
and their synthesis, the cell cycle, energy conservation process, cell membrane function, and
organelle function. Prerequisites: Biology 1044 and Chemistry 1055.
2424 Special Topics in Biology
Offers special topics designed to address current issues in biology. Students are required to read
original papers and articles on reserve and to discuss materials in class. Topics with
prerequisites will vary from year to year. Prerequisite: Biology 1044.
3004 Selected Topics in Biology
Offers focused study which will address a specialized field in biology. Reading assignments
and lectures will be based on original literature. Students will be required to make a
presentation on a selected topic. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
3014 Endocrinology
A study of the various endocrine glands and their interrelations and influence on body
functions and behavior in animals and humans. Prerequisite: Biology 3065. IV
3015 Comparative Invertebrate Zoology
Principles of morphology, taxonomy, evolution, physiology, embryology, and natural history of
invertebrates. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisites: Biology 2024, 2304.
3016 Comparative Anatomy of Chordates
The study of vertebrate anatomy from an evolutionary and functional perspective.
Evolutionary changes in integument, skeleton, muscles, and the various organ systems will be
investigated by comparing the anatomy of fossil and living fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds,
and mammals. Laboratory will include dissection of sharks and cats. Lecture and laboratory.
Prerequisites: Biology 2024, 2304. IV
3024 Molecular Genetics
An advanced genetics course investigating the biochemical nature of genes and the
mechanisms of gene regulation. A significant laboratory component will introduce students to
modern techniques in molecular genetics. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: Biology 2024.
IV
3026 Developmental Biology
Examination of patterns and mechanisms of embryonic development in various taxa. Selected
topics in organogenesis are discussed. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisites: Biology 2024,
2304. IV
3046 Microbiology
A study of microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses and their beneficial and harmful
relations to other plants and animals, including humans. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisites:
Biology 2024, 2304. IV
3065 Animal Physiology
A study of the principles of function of animal organisms emphasizing homeostasis and
including organ systems. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisites: Biology 2024, 2304. IV
3085 Cell Biology
A study of cell structure and function: the cell’s biochemical and biophysical properties,
cellular metabolism, heredity, and development. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: Biology
2024. IV W
3094 Plant Diversity
An introduction to the scope and methodology of plant systematics with an emphasis on
vascular plants. Topics include identification, description, classification, and nomenclature.
Lecture, library, laboratory, and field study. Prerequisites: Biology 2024, 2304.
3104 Plant Physiology
An introduction to the scope and methodology of plant physiology. Cell and systems
physiology will be treated. Topics include mineral nutrition, water relations, stress tolerance,
photosynthesis, metabolism, transport, growth regulation, seed germination, and tissue culture.
Lecture, library, laboratory, and field study. Prerequisites: Biology 2024, 2304.
4002 Supervised Laboratory Teaching in Biology
A practical internship on how to run a biology lab. Under close supervision of the biology
instructor, the student plans, prepares, instructs, and grades a Biology 1164 laboratory section.
(Other biology courses are available to qualified students.) Students must have successfully
completed the course they teach. Course is open only to juniors and seniors; limited spaces are
available. Required of all teaching biology majors; recommended for biology majors preparing
for graduate school. (1⁄2 course unit.) Course may be repeated teaching a different biology lab
course. Standard or CR/NC grading. Prerequisites: 5 course units in biology or permission of
instructor.
4212/4214      Independent Study
A study of the tools and techniques of research, of the use of the library for literature review,
and of planning and execution of a research project, with a written report. May be repeated for
a total of 2 units of credit. Standard or CR/NC grading for 4214. CR/NC grading for 4212.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
4304 Advanced Cell Biology
This advanced course is designed for senior biology students interested in pursuing questions
of complex cell function. The biochemical and physiological details of cell structure and
function will be explored, including an introduction to histology and cellular differentiation.
Students will read primary literature in addition to a textbook and will do a series of short
research projects in the laboratory. Prerequisites: Chemistry 2165, Biology 2024, 2304.
4444 Senior Seminar - Evolution
This course will examine the social and scientific history of the theory of evolution, the genetic
and ecological mechanism of evolution, and how an evolutionary perspective advances the
biological sciences. Students will read Darwin’s Origin of Species, as well as current research
papers on evolution. This course is required for all biology majors and teaching biology
majors. Lecture, class discussion, and field trips. Prerequisites: Senior standing and a major in
biology or teaching biology.
4904 Senior Honors In Biology
Execution of a research project with an oral and written research report. May be repeated once
for credit. Prerequisites: Senior standing, 4 course units in biology, a grade point average of at
least 3.0 in biology courses, and permission of instructor.

								
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