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Biological Sciences Summer Courses

Classes listed as "online" during Session I or II will meet synchronously online during a portion of their scheduled meeting times, with additional coursework to be completed asynchronously. Session III online courses are all asynchronous.

BISC 1002 R11 - Ecology: A Human Approach
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

A course designed for non-majors. Ecological concepts and how they relate to critical contemporary issues: air and water pollution, radiation, energy, world hunger. Includes experiments and demonstrations. Lab fee.

CRN: 12414
Instructor: Clark
3 credits


BISC 1010 R21 - Foundations in Biology
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Rose Hill: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

In this introductory course for non-science majors, a general survey of the characteristics of life is presented, including such topics as cellular biology, metabolism, organ systems, genetics, development, evolution, behavior, and ecology. All forms of life will be studied, with emphasis on the human body and human evolutionary history.

CRN: 12558
Instructor: Pool
3 credits


BISC 1403 R11 - Introductory Biology I
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

An introduction to the chemistry of life; the structure, function, and metabolism of the cell; heredity and molecular aspects of genetics; principles of evolution; biology of bacteria; protists and fungi; and plant evolution.

CRN: 12416
Instructor: Ribeiro Hurley
3 credits


BISC 1403 R12 - Introductory Biology I
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: MTWTh, 5:45-7:59 p.m.

An introduction to the chemistry of life; the structure, function, and metabolism of the cell; heredity and molecular aspects of genetics; principles of evolution; biology of bacteria; protists and fungi; and plant evolution.

CRN: 12417
Instructor: TBA
3 credits


BISC 1404 R11 - Introductory Biology II
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

An introduction to the biology of flowering plants and a systematic study of the major animal phyla involving aspects of their biology which suit them to their environment. Emphasizes the life support systems of mammals and humans and addresses interactions among organisms, as well as between them and their environment.

CRN: 12418
Instructor: Fariello
3 credits


BISC 1404 R21 - Introductory Biology II
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Online: MTWTh, 5:45-7:59 p.m.

An introduction to the biology of flowering plants and a systematic study of the major animal phyla involving aspects of their biology which suit them to their environment. Emphasizes the life support systems of mammals and humans and addresses interactions among organisms, as well as between them and their environment.

CRN: 12560
Instructor: Gault
3 credits


BISC 1413 R11 - Introductory Biology I Lab
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Rose Hill, Hybrid Lab: TWTh, 1-4 p.m.

A laboratory course designed to illustrate topics discussed in BISC 1403. Lab fee.

CRN: 12601
Instructor: Ribeiro Hurley
2 credits


BISC 1413 R12 - Introductory Biology I Lab
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Rose Hill, Hybrid Lab: MTWTh, 8:00-9:30 a.m.

A laboratory course designed to illustrate topics discussed in BISC 1403. Lab fee.

CRN: 12602
Instructor: TBA
2 credits


BISC 1414 R11 - Introductory Biology II Lab
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Rose Hill, Hybrid Lab: TWTh, 1-4 p.m.

A laboratory course designed to illustrate topics discussed in BISC 1404. Lab fee.

CRN: 12603
Instructor: Fariello
2 credits


BISC 1414 R21 - Introductory Biology II Lab
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Rose Hill, Hybrid Lab: MTWTh, 8:00-9:30 p.m.

A laboratory course designed to illustrate topics discussed in BISC 1404. Lab fee.

CRN: 12777
Instructor: Gault
2 credits


BISC 2539 R11 - General Genetics
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon
Rose Hill

A study of the gene in all its aspects; its structure, its informational nature; how this information is inherited unchanged; how this information is expressed in terms of an organism's structure and function; how this information can be altered; and how the expression of this information is regulated, so that environmentally appropriate responses are made. The unifying position of genetics in the study of biology is emphasized.

CRN: 12419
Instructor: Dubrovsky
3 credits


BISC 2549 R11 - General Genetics Lab
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Rose Hill, Hybrid Lab: TWTh, 1-4 p.m.

A laboratory course designed for hands-on experience in the usage of various scientific methodologies and experiments in the field of basic genetics. Lab fee.

CRN: 12606
Instructor: Dubrovsky
2 credits


BISC 2561 R11 - Ecology
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon
Rose Hill

An introduction to the theories and applications of ecology, including evolution, resources, population dynamics, life histories, competition, community structure, ecosystem processes, island biogeography, human impacts on ecosystems, and conservation. An introduction to the theories and applications of ecology, including evolution, resources, population dynamics, life histories, competition, community structure, ecosystem processes, island biogeography, human impacts on ecosystems, and conservation.

CRN: 12420
Instructor: Munshi-South
3 credits


BISC 2571 R11 - Ecology Lab
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Rose Hill, Hybrid Lab: TWTh, 1-4 p.m.

Laboratory and field studies designed to provide hands-on experience with habitats and organisms, ecological experiments, and data analysis. (4-hour field trips). Lab fee.

CRN: 12607
Instructor: Munshi-South
2 credits


BISC 3132 R11 - Human Physiology
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

The basics of human body function from cellular to organ system levels. A review of the general principles of whole body regulation is included. Internal responses to various physical stresses will also be discussed.

CRN: 12421
Instructor: Sankar
3 credits


BISC 3142 R11 - Human Physiology Lab
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Rose Hill, Hybrid Lab: TWTh, 1-4 p.m.

Laboratory exercises demonstrating principles of the human cardiovascular, nervous, respiratory, and urinary systems. Brief review of human anatomy and histology. An introduction to some of the diagnostic instrumentation and procedures used in medicine. Lab fee.

CRN: 12608
Instructor: Sankar
2 credits


BISC 3221 R21 - Human Anatomy
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Online: TWTh, 1-4 p.m.

A lecture course which examines cell, tissue, and gross anatomy of the major organ systems of the human body as they relate to life processes in health and disease.

CRN: 12561
Instructor: Frank
3 credits


BISC 3231 R21 - Human Anatomy Lab
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Rose Hill, Hybrid Lab: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

A laboratory course employing slides, models, and gross dissection to study the structure of the major organ systems of the human body. Lab fee.

CRN: 12780
Instructor: Frank
2 credits


BISC 3521 R21 - Biochemistry
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Rose Hill, Hybrid: TWTh, 6-9 p.m.

A lecture course on the principles of biochemistry and molecular biology. Topics include the chemistry and function of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids; enzymology; metabolism; bioenergetics; and gene structure and expression.

CRN: 12563
Instructor: Wei
3 credits


BISC 3643 R21 - Microbiology
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Online: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

Detailed study of microbial metabolism and physiology; microbial roles in maintaining earth's ecosystems and human health; global environmental change and effects on emerging infectious diseases, epidemiology, and public health.

CRN: 12564
Instructor: Fariello
3 credits


BISC 3653 R21 - Microbiology Lab
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Rose Hill, Hybrid Lab: TWTh, 1-4 p.m.

Laboratory exercises are designed to develop skills in sterile culture techniques for isolating bacteria and fungi from natural substrates; microscopy and staining techniques for visualization, identification, and quantification of microbes. Lab fee.

CRN: 12781
Instructor: Fariello
2 credits


BISC 3754 PW1 - Cell Biology
Session III, June 1 - August 5, 2021
Online,Asynchronous

Presents fundamental principles of cell structure and function important to an understanding of cellular interactions in the development, maintenance, and reproduction of multicellular organisms. Aberrations of cell structure and function that contribute to human disease are discussed extensively.

CRN: 12810
Instructor: Gault
3 credits


BISC 4642 R21 - Animal Behavior
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Online: MWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

Introduction to animal behavior; evolution, genetics, physiology, and ecology of behavior; sexual/mating/reproductive behavior; habitat selection, feeding behavior, anti-predator defenses, social behavior, human behavior.

CRN: 12566
Instructor: Clark
4 credits