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Biological Sciences Summer Courses

BISC 1002 R11 - Ecology: A Human Approach
Session I, May 26 - June 25, 2020
Rose Hill: 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, and world hunger. Includes experiments, demonstrations, and field trips. Lab fee.

CRN: 11193
Instructor: Clark
3 credits


BISC 1010 R21 - Foundations of Biology
Session II, June 30 - August 4, 2020
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. Lab fee.

CRN: 11210
Instructor: Pool
3 credits


BISC 1403 R11 - Introduction to Biology I Lecture
Session I, May 26 - June 25, 2020
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 5:45 - 8 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. (Prereq: Introduction to Biology I; Coreq: Introduction to Biology II lab)

CRN: 11194
Instructor: Gault
3 credits


BISC 1404 R21 - Introduction to Biology II Lecture
Session II, June 30 - August 4, 2020
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 5:45 - 8 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. (Prereq: Introduction to Biology I; Coreq: Introduction to Biology II lab)

CRN: 11212
Instructor: Anayannis
3 credits


BISC 1413 R11 - Introduction to Biology I Lab
Session I, May 26 - June 25, 2020
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 8 - 9:30 p.m.

A laboratory course designed to illustrate topics discussed in BISC 1403. Lab fee. (Coreq: Introduction to Biology I lecture)

CRN: 11195
Instructor: Gault
2 credits


BISC 1414 R21 - Introduction to Biology II Lab
Session II, June 30 - August 4, 2020
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 8 - 9:30 p.m.

A laboratory course designed to illustrate topics discussed in BISC 1404. Lab fee. (Coreq: Introduction to Biology II lecture)

CRN: 11213
Instructor: Anayannis
2 credits


BISC 2539 R11 - General Genetics Lecture
Session I, May 26 - June 25, 2020
Rose Hill: TWTh, 9 a.m. - Noon

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 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. (Coreq: General Genetics lab)

CRN: 11197
Instructor: Dubrovsky
3 credits


BISC 2549 R11 - General Genetics Lab
Session I, May 26 - June 25, 2020
Rose Hill: TWTh, 1 - 4 p.m.

A laboratory course designed for a hands-on experience in the usage of various scientific methodologies and experiments in the field of basic genetics. Lab fee. (Coreq: General Genetics lecture)

CRN: 11198
Instructor: Dubrovsky
2 credits


BISC 3132 R11 - Human Physiology Lecture
Session I, May 26 - June 25, 2020
Rose Hill: TWTh, 9 a.m. - Noon

The basics of human body functions 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. (Prereq: Introduction to Biology II and General Chemistry II; Coreq: Human Physiology Lab)

CRN: 11201
Instructor: Sankar
3 credits


BISC 3142 R11 - Human Physiology Lab
Session I, May 26 - June 25, 2020
Rose Hill: 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. (Coreq: Human Physiology Lecture)

CRN: 11202
Instructor: Sankar
2 credits


BISC 3221 R21 - Human Anatomy Lecture
Session II, June 30 - August 4, 2020
Rose Hill: 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. (Prereq: Introduction to Biology II; Coreq: Human Anatomy Lab)

CRN: 11216
Instructor: Frank
3 credits


BISC 3231 R21 - Human Anatomy Lab
Session II, June 30 - August 4, 2020
Rose Hill: 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. (Coreq: Human Anatomy Lecture)

CRN: 11217
Instructor: Frank
2 credits


BISC 3521 R21 - Biochemistry
Session II, June 30 - August 4, 2020
Rose Hill: TWTh, 6 - 9 p.m.

A lecture course on the principles of biochemistry. Topics include the chemistry and function of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids; enzymology; metabolism; bioenergetics; and gene structure and function. (Prereq: Introduction to Biology II, Organic Chemistry II, Instructor recommended prereq: Genetics)

CRN: 11218
Instructor: Qize
3 credits


BISC 3893 R21 - Introduction to Virology
Session II, June 30 - August 4, 2020
Rose Hill: TWTh, 9 a.m. - Noon

An introduction to the significance of viruses as agents of disease, and as tools to understand basic life processes. The course will cover the structural and biochemical properties of viruses, viral replication strategies, virus-cell interactions, viral pathogenesis, and host immune reactions. Emphasis will be on animal viruses, but the properties and replication strategies of prokaryotic and plant viruses will also be explored.

CRN: 11219
Instructor: Meneses
3 credits