Biology and Chemistry

BIOL 1101 Supplemental Laboratory

This course allows a transfer student to make up a laboratory deficiency at the introductory level. May be taken only for introductory courses. Lab fee: $27.25.

Prerequisites: Permission of Department Chair.

BIOL 1106 Principles of Biology I-Lab

Laboratory course to accompany BIOL 1306. Practical exercises reinforce BIOL 1306 lecture material. Topics will include include biochemistry, cell structure and function, photosynthesis and respiration, DNA structure and function, mitosis, meiosis, and Mendelian genetics. Must be taken concurrently with BIOL 1306. Lab fee: $27.25.

TCCN: BIOL 1106

BIOL 1111 Principles of Biology II-Lab

Laboratory course to accompany BIOL 1311. Practical exercises reinforce BIOL 1311 lecture material. Emphasis will be on characteristics of the plant kingdom, but the relevant features of algae and fungi will also be discussed. General topics will include plant structure, physiology and development, evolution and ecology. Must be taken concurrently with BIOL 1311. Lab fee: $27.25

TCCN: BIOL 1111

BIOL 1170 Survey of Life Science Lab

Laboratory course to accompany BIOL 1370. Must be taken concurrently with BIOL 1370. Required for elementary education certification. Not for students majoring or minoring in science. Fulfills the laboratory science core curriculum requirement. Lab fee: $27.25

TCCN: BIOL 1108

BIOL 1171 Human Biology-Lab

Laboratory course to accompany BIOL 1371. Practical exercises reinforce BIOL 1371 lecture material. Topics include the basic anatomy and functioning of systems of the human body, including musculoskeletal, reproductive, circulatory, respiratory, immune, nervous, endocrine, urinary, and digestive systems. Not for students majoring or minoring in biology. Fulfills the laboratory science core curriculum requirement. Must be taken concurrently with BIOL 1371. Lab fee: $27.25

BIOL 1306 Principles of Biology I

A study of the basic principles of Biology. Topics will include biochemistry, cell structure and function, photosynthesis and respiration, DNA structure and function, mitosis, meiosis, and Mendelian genetics. Required for all biology majors. Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 1311/1111 is strongly recommended; concurrent enrollment in BIOL 1106 is required. Fulfills the laboratory Science core requirement. May be taken by non-science majors with permission of instructor.

TCCN: BIOL 1306

BIOL 1311 Principles of Biology II

This course is designed to give the students a broad introduction to botany. Emphasis will be on characteristics of the plant kingdom, but the relevant features of algae and fungi will also be discussed. General topics will include plant structure, physiology and development, evolution and ecology. Concurrent enrollment in BIOL 1111 is required. May be taken by non-science majors with permission of instructor.

TCCN: BIOL 1311

BIOL 1370 Survey of Life Science

A basic introductory course stressing fundamental biological principles and concepts. It is designed to acquaint the future elementary teacher with the various structures, functions, life histories, and occurrence of local plants and animals. Must be taken concurrently with BIOL 1170. Required for elementary education certification. Not for students majoring or minoring in science. Fulfills the laboratory science core curriculum requirement.

TCCN: BIOL 1308

BIOL 1371 Human Biology

A survey of the basic anatomy and functioning of systems of the human body, including musculoskeletal, reproductive, circulatory, respiratory, immune, nervous, endocrine, urinary, and digestive systems. Not for students majoring or minoring in biology. Must be taken concurrently with BIOL 1171. Fulfills the laboratory science core curriculum requirement.

BIOL 1406 Principles of Biology I

A study of the basic principles of Biology. Topics will include biochemistry, cell structure and function, photosynthesis and respiration, DNA structure and function, mitosis, meiosis, and Mendelian genetics. Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 1411 is strongly recommended. Required for all biology majors. Laboratory/lecture. Fulfills the laboratory sciece core requirement. Lab fee: $30.00. May be taken by non-science majors with permission of instructor.

BIOL 1411 Principles of Biology II

This course is designed to give the students a broad introduction to botany. Emphasis will be on characteristics of the plant kingdom, but the relevant features of algae and fungi will also be discussed. General topics will include plant structure, physiology and development, evolution and ecology. Lecture/laboratory. May be taken by non-science majors with permission of instructor. Lab fee: $27.25.

BIOL 1413 Principles of Biology III

A survey of the kingdom Animalia which considers the fundamentals of biology. Includes classification, phylogeny, evolution, anatomy, physiology and behavior of animals and related taxa in the protista. Lecture/laboratory. May be taken by non-science majors with permission of instructor. Lab fee: $27.25.

TCCN: BIOL 1413

BIOL 1470 Human Biology

A survey of the basic anatomy and functioning of systems of the human body, including musculoskeletal, reproductive, circulatory, respiratory, immune, nervous, endocrine, urinary, and digestive systems. Not for students majoring or minoring in biology. Fulfills the laboratory science core curriculum requirement. Lab fee: $27.25.

BIOL 2101 Anatomy & Physiology I-Lab

Laboratory course to accompany BIOL 2301. Practical exercises reinforce BIOL 2301 lecture material. Topics include of the structure and function of the human body including cells, tissues, and organs of the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous system and special senses Not for students majoring or minoring in biology. Fulfills the laboratory science core curriculum requirement. Carries no credit for biology majors. Must be taken concurrently with BIOL 2301. Lab fee: $27.25

TCCN: BIOL 2101

BIOL 2102 Anatomy & Physiology II-Lab

Laboratory course to accompany BIOL 2302. Practical exercises reinforce BIOL 2302 lecture material. Topics include endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Other topics include metabolism, acid-base balance, development, and heredity. Carries no credit for biology majors. Must be taken concurrently with BIOL 2302. Lab fee: $27.25

TCCN: BIOL 2102

BIOL 2301 Anatomy & Physiology I

A study of the structure and function of the human body including cells, tissues, and organs of the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous system and special senses. Must be taken concurrently with BIOL 2101. Carries no credit for biology majors.

Prerequisites: Consult your departmental advisor or obtain instructor's permission.

TCCN: BIOL 2301

BIOL 2302 Anatomy & Physiology II

A study of the structure and function of the human body including endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Other topics include metabolism, acid-base balance, development, and heredity. Must be taken concurrently with BIOL 2102. Carries no credit for biology majors.

TCCN: BIOL 2302

BIOL 2401 Anatomy&Physiology I

A study of the structure and function of the human body including cells, tissues, and organs of the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous system and special senses. Carries no credit for biology majors. Lecture/laboratory. Lab fee: $27.25.

Prerequisites: Consult your departmental advisor or obtain instructor's permission.

BIOL 2402 Anatomy&Physiology II

A continuation of BIOL 2401 that includes endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Other topics include metabolism, acid-base balance, development, and heredity. Carries no credit for biology majors. Lecture/Laboratory. Lab fee: $27.25.

Prerequisites: BIOL 2401.

BIOL 2415 Microbiology for Allied Health

Clinically oriented overview of basic medical microbiology. Topics discussed include cell structure and function, microbial growth and its control, immunology, and genetics. Carries no credit for biology majors. Lecture/laboratory. Lab fee: $27.25.

Prerequisites: Consult School of Nursing.

TCCN: BIOL 2420

BIOL 2421 General Microbiology

A survey of microbiology. Topics include structure, growth, reproduction, metabolism, genetics, and taxonomy of microorganisms; a survey of microorganisms of soil, water, foods, and industry. Lecture /laboratory. Lab fee: $30.

Prerequisites: BIOL 1306/1106, BIOL 1311/1111 or BIOL 1413 and CHEM 1311/1111.

TCCN: BIOL 2421

BIOL 3401 Environmental Science

An interdisciplinary course including the following topics: ecosystems, population dynamics, flow of energy and materials and their transformations, renewable and non-renewable resources, wastes, energy, solid wastes, control of weeds and pests, environment and human health and anthropogenic effects on the environment. Required for Environmental Science majors. Lab fee: $30. (Cross-listed with ENSC 3401)

Prerequisites: Eight hours of major's biology or permission of instructor.

BIOL 3403 Human Anatomy

A laboratory-based intensive study of the gross structure of organs and organ systems. Suggested for prehealth professional students. Lecture/laboratory. Lab Fee: $30.

Prerequisites: BIOL1306/1106, BIOL 1311/1111, and BIOL 1413 or permission of instructor.

BIOL 3405 Human Physiology

A study of the function of the human body including cell function, tissue functions, homeostasis, metabolism, nervous system, endocrine system, muscle function, cardiovascular system, breathing and gas exchange, digestive system, urinary system, water and electrolyte balance, acid base balance. Lecture/Laboratory. Lab fee: $27.25.

Prerequisites: Twelve hours of Biology, BIOL 3403, and junior standing.

BIOL 3406 Evolution

Genetic and ecological basis of evolutionary changes within populations of plants and animals. Historical, morphological, biochemical, behavioral, and biogeographical evidence will be considered.

Prerequisites: BIOL1306/1106, BIOL 1311/1111, BIOL 1413 or BIOL 2421.

BIOL 3407 Animal Behavior

An evolutionary perspective of behavioral diversity in animals. Topics covered will include the genetics of behavior and levels of selection, predator/prey interactions, mating systems, parental care, resource competition, feeding ecology, communication, social behavior and learning. Students will begin developing and testing their own hypotheses in animal behavior. Field work required. Lab Fee: $30.

Prerequisites: BIOL 1306/1106, BIOL 1311/1111 or BIOL 1413.

BIOL 3410 Ecology

A study of inter-relationships of plants and animals and their natural environment. Topics include distribution and abundance of plants and animals with respect to population, community, and ecosystem structure and function. Emphasis will be placed on local flora, and fauna. Extensive field work required. Required for biology majors. Lab fee: $30.

Prerequisites: BIOL 1306/1106 and BIOL 1311/1111 or BIOL 1413.

BIOL 3412 Cell Biology

An introduction to the structure and function of eukaryotic cells. Emphasis is placed on the biochemical and biological characteristics of macromolecules and organelles. The major experimental tools used in modern cell biology are presented in the context of research. Topics include membranes, structure and function of proteins, energy conversion, the maintenance of cellular compartments, and transmembrane and cell-cell signaling. Lab fee: $30.

Prerequisites: BIOL 1306/1106 and BIOL 1311/1111, BIOL 1413 or BIOL 2421 and CHEM 2423 or permission of instructor.

BIOL 3413 Intro to Genetics

A study of the basic principles of the science of heredity, with an emphasis in classical and molecular genetics. Classical and molecular approaches are discussed as applied to a range of organisms from bacteria to man. Lab fee: $30.

Prerequisites: BIOL 1306/1106 and BIOL 1311/1111, BIOL 1413 or BIOL 2421 and CHEM 2423 or permission of instructor.

BIOL 3414 Invertebrate Zoology

The class serves to give the student an appreciation for invertebrate form, function, natural history, evolution and systematics. Field work required. Lab fee: $30.

Prerequisites: BIOL 1306/1106 and BIOL 1311/1111 or BIOL 1413 or permission of instructor.

BIOL 3416 Intro to Biological Statistics

An introduction to statistical methodology applied to biology. Topics covered include the scientific method, biological experimental design, data management, probability distributions, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, regression analysis, correlation analysis, analysis of frequencies, and an introduction to multivariate analysis. A special emphasis will be given to the application of these techniques for the student's own research. Lecture/laboratory.

Prerequisites: BIOL 1306/1106, 1311/1111, 1413 or permission of instructor.

BIOL 3425 Paleontology and Earth History

An examination of the geologic history of the Earth focusing on the fossil and rock record. Specifically, this course will consider the development and history of life as documented by the fossil record and earth's history from a stratigraphic perspective. Includes three hours of laboratory per week. Lab fee: $30.

Prerequisites: BIOL 1413, GEOL 1303/1103 or EPSC 1370/1170.

BIOL 3451 Biochemistry I

An introduction to modern biochemistry using fundamental chemical principles. Topics covered include proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, bioenergetics, enzymology, and metabolism with an emphasis on interrelationships between metabolic pathways and regulation. Cross-listed with CHEM 3451. Credit cannot be given for both BIOL 3451 and CHEM 3451. Lab fee: $30.

Prerequisites: BIOL 1306/1106 and CHEM 2423 or permission of instructor.

BIOL 4170 Biology Seminar

A study of current biological literature and the discussion of research in progress. May be repeated when topic changes. Required of all biology majors in their junior or senior year.

BIOL 4173 Undergraduate Research

A course adapted to the study of special topics in biology. For advanced students capable of developing a problem independently through conference and activities directed by the instructor. Problem is chosen by the student with the approval of the instructor prior to registration. Course may be repeated but not to exceed eight semester hours for biology majors and not exceed four hours for all other students. Laboratory fee: $27.25.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

BIOL 4273 Undergraduate Research

A course adapted to the study of special topics in biology. For advanced students capable of developing a problem independently through conference and activities directed by the instructor. Problem is chosen by the student with the approval of the instructor prior to registration. Course may be repeated but not to exceed eight semester hours for biology majors and not exceed four hours for all other students. Laboratory fee: $27.25.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

BIOL 4371 Current Topics in Biology

A seminar course on topics of current biological interest. Laboratory section included at discretion of instructor. May be repeated when topic changes.

Prerequisites: Junior standing and permission of instructor.

BIOL 4373 Undergraduate Research

A course adapted to the study of special topics in biology. For advanced students capable of developing a problem independently through conference and activities directed by the instructor. Problem is chosen by the student with the approval of the instructor prior to registration. Course may be repeated but not to exceed eight semester hours for biology majors and not exceed four hours for all other students. Laboratory fee: $27.25.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

BIOL 4401 Biometry

A course in experimental design and statistical analysis. The course will include techniques used in different fields of biological research and the applicatin of these techniques for the student's own research.

Prerequisites: BIOL 1406 and BIOL 1411/1413 or permission of instructor.

BIOL 4402 Mammalogy

A study of anatomy, evolution, distribution, systematics, ecology, and physiology of mammals, with special emphasis on local representatives. Lab fee: $30.

Prerequisites: BIOL 1306/1106 and BIOL 1311/1111 or 1413 or permission of instructor.

BIOL 4404 Herpetology

A study of the anatomy, evolution, distribution, systematics, ecology, and physiology of amphibians and reptiles; primarily North American species with special emphasis on local representatives. Saturday field trips required. Lab fee: $27.25.

Prerequisites: BIOL 1406, BIOL 1411 and BIOL 1413 or permission of instructor.

BIOL 4408 Entomology

An introduction to the study of insects (and arachnids). Topics will include anatomy and physiology, evolution, ecology, and behavior. Special emphasis will be placed on insect diversity and identification of local families of insects (and arachnids). A collection of local representatives is required. Saturday field trips required. Lab Fee: $27.25.

Prerequisites: BIOL 1406 and BIOL 1411 or 1413 or permission of the instructor.

BIOL 4409 Molecular Sys Biol&Chem Gene

A course dedicated to the discussion of current approaches to study "Omics" or systems biology, and the impact of chemical genetics in understanding how to activate or inactivate gene products as a way to determine the cellular functions of proteins. The course covers topics at the molecular level, including research in the evolving areas of genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, bioinformatics, microbial systems, and the integration of cell signaling and regulatory networks. Lab fee: $30. (Cross-listed with CHEM 4409 and BIOL 5409)

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

BIOL 4411 Animal Nutrition

A study of nutritive requirements for domestic animals, including ruminants, and monogastrics. Topics covered include the digestive system, nutrient metabolism, design of diets from available feed stuffs, and an introduction to feed and labeling laws.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

BIOL 4420 Environmental Microbiology

An overview of the relationship between microbial metabolism, physiology, and the environment. The application of modern microbiological concepts to address and solve current environmental problems is emphasized. Topics include air, water and soil microbiology, geochemical activities of microbes, biotransformations, pollution, and pollution abatement using microbes. Lab fee: $30. (Cross-listed with ENSC 4420/BIOL 5420).

Prerequisites: BIOL 2421 or permission of instructor.

BIOL 4425 Immunology

A detailed study of the immune response and related events. Emphasis is placed on cellular and humoral branches of immunity, including the study of blood (serology) as a diagnostic tool. Lab fee: $30. (Cross-listed with BIOL 5425).

Prerequisites: BIOL 2421 or permission of instructor.

BIOL 4430 Limnology

Study of the structure and function of inland waters, ecology of freshwater systems such as lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams. Topics include physical and chemical properties of freshwater, habitats, biotic composition, productivity water use. Lab fee: $30. (Cross-listed with ENSC 4430).

Prerequisites: BIOL 3410 or permission of instructor.

BIOL 4440 Plant Systematics

An introduction to plant systematics with an emphasis on flowering plants. Topics will include principles of classification, rules of nomenclature, plant identification and the use of keys, the evolutionary relationships among plant groups, species concepts, and experimental approaches to systematics. Lab fee: $30. (Cross-listed with BIOL 5440)

Prerequisites: BIOL 1311/1111 or permission of the instructor.

BIOL 4441 Plant Physiological Ecology

This course will examine plant physiological mechanisms that explain ecological patterns. Topics will include the physiological characteristics if plants (photosynthesis, energy balance, water relations, mineral nutrition, growth, and development) and how those characteristics are adaptive to various environments. (Cross-listed with BIOL 5441)

Prerequisites: BIOL 1311/1111 or permission of the instructor.

BIOL 4452 Biochemistry II

A detailed study, using primary literature sources, of carbohydrates, amino acids, nucleic acids, and lipid metabolic pathways. Special attention is given to human metabolism in health and disease. Cross-listed with BIOL 4452.

Prerequisites: BIOL 3451 or CHEM 3451 with C or better, or permission of instructor.

BIOL 4460 Geographic Info Systems

This course will explore fundamental concepts of geographic information technologies with a focus on applications within the geosciences and natural sciences in general. Students will be exposed to the power of geographic information systems to elucidate complex problems. (Cross-listed with GEOL 4460 and BIOL 5460)

Prerequisites: Senior standing.

BIOL 4470 Developmental Biology

A study of the molecular and cellular events that lead to the generation of a multicellular organism from a fertilized egg. Emphasis on cell differentiation, development of an entire organism from a single cell involving several stages of differentiation and cell interaction. The course will investigate the cellular and molecular processes involved in generating an embryo, in creating various tissues and organs. Lab Fee: $30.00

Prerequisites: BIOL 3413.

BIOL 4471 Current Topics in Biology

A seminar course on topics of current biological interest. Laboratory section included at discretion of instructor. May be repeated when topic changes.

Prerequisites: Junior standing and permission of instructor.

BIOL 4473 Undergraduate Research

A course adapted to the study of special topics in biology. For advanced students capable of developing a problem independently through conference and activities directed by the instructor. Problem is chosen by the student with the approval of the instructor prior to registration. Course may be repeated but not to exceed eight semester hours for biology majors and not exceed four hours for all other students. Laboratory fee: $27.25.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

BIOL 4475 Evolutionary Dev Biology

The objective of this course is to integrate two disciplines, evolutionary biology and developmental biology into a common framework of genetics. The focus will be on the evolution of developmental genetic pathways in order to explain the evolution of animal development. This course will explore how our growing knowledge of developmental circuits, and their variation, affects our understanding of how organisms evolve.

Prerequisites: BIOL 3413.

CHEM 1101 Supplemental Laboratory

This course allows a transfer student to make up a laboratory deficiency at the introductory level. May be taken only for introductory courses. Lab fee: $27.25.

Prerequisites: Permission of Department Chair.

CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I-Lab

Laboratory course to accompany CHEM 1311. Practical exercises reinforce CHEM 1311. Topics include the basic principles of nomenclature, atomic structure, bonding, thermodynamics, chemical reaction, and stoichiometry. Must be taken concurrently with CHEM 1311. Lab fee: $27.25.

Prerequisites: Placement in College Algebra or higher.

TCCN: CHEM 1111

CHEM 1170 Survey of Chemistry Lab

Laboratory to accompany Survey of Chemistry, CHEM 1370. Not for students majoring or minoring in chemistry or biology. Fulfills the laboratory science core curriculum requirement. Must be taken concurrently with CHEM 1370. Lab fee: $27.25.

TCCN: CHEM 1105

CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I

Covers the basic principles of nomenclature, atomic structure, bonding, thermodynamics, chemical reaction, and stoichiometry. The first half of a two-semester course. Must be taken concurrently with CHEM 1111.

Prerequisites: Placement in College Algebra or higher.

TCCN: CHEM 1311

CHEM 1370 Survey of Chemistry

An introduction to Chemistry and its relationship to society and the environment. Molecules that control daily life are explored via a conceptual approach. Not for students majoring or minoring in chemistry or biology. Fulfills the laboratory science core curriculum requirement. Must be taken concurrently with CHEM 1170.

TCCN: CHEM 1305

CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I

Covers the basic principles of nomenclature, atomic structure, bonding, thermodynamics, chemical reaction, and stoichiometry. The first half of a two-semester course. Three hours of laboratory per week. Lab fee: $27.25.

CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II

Covers gas laws, thermodynamics, kinetics and electrochemistry. The second half of a two-semester course. Three hours of laboratory per week. Lab fee: $27.25.

Prerequisites: CHEM 1411 or CHEM 1311/1111.

TCCN: CHEM 1412

CHEM 2423 Organic Chemistry I

Offers an introduction to organic chemistry. Covers basic nomenclature, spectroscopy, structure and functional groups of organic molecules. A variety of organic reactions are discussed in terms of basic thermodynamics, structure, kinetics, and resonance theory. The first half of a two semester course. Three hours of laboratory per week. Lab fee: $27.25.

Prerequisites: CHEM 1412.

TCCN: CHEM 2423

CHEM 2425 Organic Chemistry II

Emphasizes the importance of functional groups in organic molecules, particularly in relation to their reaction mechanisms. Covers structure, reactivity and nomenclature of important organic compounds such as aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, esters, amines, amides, phenols, heterocycles, carbohydrates, proteins, and nucleic acids. Second half of a two-semester course. Three hours of laboratory per week. Lab fee: $27.25.

Prerequisites: CHEM 2423.

TCCN: CHEM 2425

CHEM 3400 Environmental Chemistry

A course that develops quantitative analytical techniques for monitoring and assessing toxins and pollutants in the environment. Three hours of laboratory per week. Lab fee: $27.25.

Prerequisites: CHEM 1311, 1111 and CHEM 2423.

CHEM 3405 Analytical Chemistry

The principles and theories of modern instrumentation examined through topics selected from electrochemistry, spectroscopy, and chromatography. Three hours of laboratory per week. Lab fee: $27.25.

Prerequisites: CHEM 1412.

CHEM 3406 Analytical Chemistry II

A study of theory and application of modern instrumental methods of analysis, including UV-VIS, FT-IR, GC, NMR and potentiometric methods of titrimetry. Environmental analysis will be included. Lab fee: $27.25.

Prerequisites: CHEM 1411, CHEM 1412.

CHEM 3431 Physical Chemistry I

An understanding of chemical thermodynamics, equilibrium and electrochemistry will be developed. The first half of a two-semester course. Three hours of laboratory per week. Lab fee: $27.25.

Prerequisites: MATH 2413, PHYS 1302, and CHEM 1412.

CHEM 3432 Physical Chemistry II

An understanding of chemical kinetics, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics and photochemistry will be examined. The second half of a two-semester course. Three hours of laboratory per week. Lab fee: $27.25.

Prerequisites: CHEM 3431.

CHEM 3451 Biochemistry I

An introduction to modern biochemistry using fundamental chemical principles. Topics covered include proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, bioenergetics, enzymology, and metabolism, with an emphasis on interrelationships between metabolic pathways and regulation. Cross- listed with BIOL 3451. Credit cannot be given for both BIOL 3451 and CHEM 3451. Lab fee: $27.25.

Prerequisites: BIOL 1306, 1106 and CHEM 2423 or permission of instructor.

CHEM 4120 Chemistry Seminar

A study of the current chemical literature and the discussion of research in progress. May be repeated when topic changes. Required for all chemistry majors in their junior or senior year.

CHEM 4198 Investigations in Chemistry

Independent experimental research in any accredited chemical field performed in affiliation with a faculty member. Course may be repeated but not to exceed five semester hours for chemistry majors and not to exceed four hours for all other students. (Formerly CHEM 4398). Lab fee: $30.00

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and permission of instructor.

CHEM 4199 Special Topics in Chemistry

A course involving instruction, laboratory, and/or literature searches in one of the traditional chemistry fields depending on student interest and specialty of instructor. The following topics may be chosen/offered Bioinorganic Chemistry, Transition Metal Chemistry, Solid State Chemistry, Advanced Topics in Organic Chemistry, Statistical Mechanics, and Advanced Topics in Analytical Chemistry. May be repeated for credit when topic changes. (Formerly CHEM 4399).

Prerequisites: Senior standing and permission of instructor.

CHEM 4298 Investigations in Chemistry

Independent experimental research in any accredited chemical field performed in affiliation with a faculty member. Course may be repeated but not to exceed five semester hours for chemistry majors and not to exceed four hours for all other students. (Formerly CHEM 4398). Lab fee: $30.00

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and permission of instructor.

CHEM 4299 Special Topics in Chemistry

A course involving instruction, laboratory, and/or literature searches in one of the traditional chemistry fields depending on student interest and specialty of instructor. The following topics may be chosen/offered Bioinorganic Chemistry, Transition Metal Chemistry, Solid State Chemistry, Advanced Topics in Organic Chemistry, Statistical Mechanics, and Advanced Topics in Analytical Chemistry. May be repeated for credit when topic changes. (Formerly CHEM 4399).

Prerequisites: Senior standing and permission of instructor.

CHEM 4398 Investigations in Chemistry

Independent experimental research in any accredited chemical field performed in affiliation with a faculty member. (Formerly CHEM 4398). Lab fee: $30.00

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and permission of instructor.

CHEM 4399 Special Topics in Chemistry

A course involving instruction, laboratory, and/or literature searches in one of the traditional chemistry fields depending on student interest and specialty of instructor. The following topics may be chosen/offered Bioinorganic Chemistry, Transition Metal Chemistry, Solid State Chemistry, Advanced Topics in Organic Chemistry, Statistical Mechanics, and Advanced Topics in Analytical Chemistry. May be repeated for credit when topic changes. (Formerly CHEM 4399).

Prerequisites: Senior standing and permission of instructor.

CHEM 4409 Molecular Sys Biol&Chem Gens

A course dedicated to the discussion of current approaches to study "Omics" or systems biology, and the impact of chemical genetics in understanding how to activate or inactivate gene products as a way to determine the cellular function of proteins. The course covers topics at the molecular level, including research in the evolving areas of genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, bioinformatics, microbial systems, and the integration of cell signaling and regulatory networks. Lab fee: $27.25. (Cross-listed with BIOL 4409 and BIOL 5409)

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

CHEM 4410 Advanced Environmental Chem

A course that develops quantitative analytical techniques and methods for monitoring and assessing atmospheric chemical phenomena. Geochemical, atmospheric, hydrosphere and biosphere phenomena in the form of toxins and pollutants will be studied. Environmental cleanup technologies and environmental health management will be investigated. Lab fee: $27.25.

Prerequisites: Senior standing.

CHEM 4411 Inorganic Chemistry

This course covers the periodic table and trends within it, focusing on metals, ionic compounds, molecular compounds, organometallic complexes, and coordination complexes. Models of chemical bonding will be compared for each class of substance. Special topics such as Bioorganic chemistry, nanotechnology and superconductors will be included. Three hours of laboratory per week. Lab fee: $27.25.

Prerequisites: CHEM 1412.

CHEM 4431 Advanced Organic Chemistry I

A course that develops the understanding of organic chemistry through mechanistic theory, chemical synthesis and spectroscopic methods. An emphasis on specific reactions, synthetic methods, and mechanisms of reactions will be investigated. Lab fee: $27.25.

Prerequisites: Senior standing.

CHEM 4451 Polymer Chemistry

A course that develops the understanding of kinetic, synthetic structural and applied aspects of modern polymer chemistry. The course also develops the understanding of polymeric science in industry and materials science and technology. An understanding of mechanistic theory, synthesis using specific reactions and spectroscopic methods of polymers and macromolecules will also be emphasized. Lab fee: $27.25.

Prerequisites: CHEM 2425.

CHEM 4452 Biochemistry II

A detailed study, using primary literature sources, of carbohydrates, amino acids, nucleic acids, and lipid metabolic pathways. Special attention is given to human metabolism in health and disease. Cross-listed with BIOL 4452.

Prerequisites: BIOL 3451 or CHEM 3451 with C or better, or permission of instructor.

CHEM 4498 Investigations in Chemistry

Independent experimental research in any accredited chemical field performed in affiliation with a faculty member. (Formerly CHEM 4398). Lab fee: $30.00

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and permission of instructor.

CHEM 4499 Special Topics in Chemistry

A course involving instruction, laboratory, and/or literature searches in one of the traditional chemistry fields depending on student interest and specialty of instructor. The following topics may be chosen/offered Bioinorganic Chemistry, Transition Metal Chemistry, Solid State Chemistry, Advanced Topics in Organic Chemistry, Statistical Mechanics, and Advanced Topics in Analytical Chemistry. May be repeated for credit when topic changes. (Formerly CHEM 4399).

Prerequisites: Senior standing and permission of instructor.

ENSC 1101 Intro to Environmental Sys Lab

An introductory laboratory course for majors and non-majors that emphasizes the principles of environmental science. Students will conduct observational and manipulative experiments that examine effects of environmental factors on the biology and ecology of an ecosystem. The course will also involve discussions of case studies in environmental sustainability. Must be taken concurrently with ENSC 1301.

TCCN: ENVR 1101

ENSC 1301 Intro to Environmental Syst

An introductory course for majors and non-majors that applies the principles of the scientific method and critical thinking to environmental issues through a multidisciplinary approach. Students will gain an understanding of biotic interactions in environmental systems and the human impact as it relates to public policy and natural resource use. The course will focus on environmental sustainability and the ecological principles essential to understanding processes in environmental systems. This course is a prereuiste for ENSC/BIOL 3401 and must be taken concurrently with ENSC 1101.

TCCN: ENVR 1301

ENSC 3310 Environmental/Natural Res Con

Principles of ecology and resource management. The course outlines many of the national and international environmental problems and offers legislative, technological and methodological solutions to these problems.

Prerequisites: ENSC 3401.

ENSC 3340 Environmental Reg&Policies

A study of American Environmental Regulations. Topics include Clean Water Act, RCRA, UST, CERCLA, EPCRA, NEPA, TSCA, OSHA, FIFRA. Will include site visits.

ENSC 3401 Environmental Sciences

An interdisciplinary course including the following topics: ecosystems, population dynamics, flow of energy, solid wastes, control of weeds and pests, environment and human health and anthropogenic effects on the environment. Lab fee: $27.25 (Cross-listed with BIOL 3401)

Prerequisites: Eight hours of major's biology or permission of instructor.

ENSC 4170 Senior Seminar

A discussion of research and current topics in environmental sciences. Required of environmental sciences minors in their senior year.

ENSC 4173 Undergraduate Research

A course adapted to the study of special topics in environmental sciences. For advanced students capable of developing a problem independently through conference and activities directed by the instructor. Problem is chosen by the student with approval of the instructor prior to registration. Lab fee: $27.25.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

ENSC 4273 Undergraduate Research

A course adapted to the study of special topics in environmental sciences. For advanced students capable of developing a problem independently through conference and activities directed by the instructor. Problem is chosen by the student with approval of the instructor prior to registration. Lab fee: $27.25.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

ENSC 4340 Environmental Reg & Policies

This course examines United States environmental policy and regulation from a range of persepctives. The course will emphasize the continual struggle to protect natural resources while sustaining society and culture. It will also explore how environmental regulations have been influenced by historic events, economic, and cultural needs. There will be an emphasis on environmental laws, jurisdiction, stakeholder participation/responsibility, enforcement and sustainable development. (Formerly ENSC 3340).

Prerequisites: 8 SCH of natural science and junior or senior standing.

ENSC 4373 Undergraduate Research

A course adapted to the study of special topics in environmental sciences. For advanced students capable of developing a problem independently through conference and activities directed by the instructor. Problem is chosen by the student with approval of the instructor prior to registration. Lab fee: $27.25.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

ENSC 4410 Environmental Toxicology

The course serves to provide an introduction to environmental poisons. Topics include general principles of toxicology, biotransformations, testing procedures, target organs, toxic substances and risk assessment including the toxicity of metals and pesticides. Lab fee: $27.25. (Formerly ENSC 4310)

Prerequisites: Twelve hours of biology and/or environmental sciences or permission of instructor.

ENSC 4420 Environmental Microbiology

An overview of the relationship between microbial metabolism, physiology, and the environment. The application of modern microbiological concepts to address and solve current environmental problems is emphasized. Topics include air, water and soil microbiology, geochemical activities of microbes, biotransformations, pollution, pollution abatement using microbes. Lab fee: $27.25. (Cross-listed with BIOL 4420/5420)

Prerequisites: BIOL 2421 or permission of instructor.

ENSC 4430 Limnology

Study of the structure and function of inland waters, ecology of freshwater systems such as lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams. Topics include physical and chemical properties of freshwater, habitats, biotic composition, productivity water use. Lab fee: $27.25. (Cross-listed with BIOL 4430)

Prerequisites: BIOL 3410 or permission of instructor.

ENSC 4473 Undergraduate Research

A course adapted to the study of special topics in environmental sciences. For advanced students capable of developing a problem independently through conference and activities directed by the instructor. Problem is chosen by the student with approval of the instructor prior to registration. Lab fee: $27.25.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

NSCI 3301 Current Topics in Science

A survey of the fields of life science, earth science, and physical science. For preparation of students seeking certification in education (K-8).

Prerequisites: Junior standing and BIOL 1370/1170, EPSC 1370/1170, PHYS 1370/1170.