Biological Sciences Summer Courses

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BISC 1002 R11 - Ecology: A Human Approach
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Rose Hill: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

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, demonstrations, and field trips.

CRN: 13707
Instructor: Pool, Justin
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: BESN, BIOE, ENST, ESLS, ESNS, INST, ISIN, LSCI, PJEN, PJST, SOIN, URST, ZLB3


BISC 1010 R21 - Foundations In Biology
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
Rose Hill: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

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: 13781
Instructor: Pool, Justin
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: BESN, BIOE, LSCI, ZLB3


BISC 1403 R11 - Introductory Biology I
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 05:45PM - 07:59PM

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: 13708
Instructor: Gault, William
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: BESN, ENST, ENVS, ESLS, ESNS, NEUR


BISC 1404 R21 - Introductory Biology II
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 05:45PM - 07:59PM

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: 13782
Instructor: Gault, William
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: ENST, ENVS, ESLS, ESNS, NEUR


BISC 1413 R11 - Introductory Biology Lab I
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 08:00PM - 09:30PM

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

CRN: 13709
Instructor: Gault, William
2 credits

Fordham course attributes: ZLB3


BISC 1414 R21 - Introductory Biology Lab II
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 08:00PM - 09:30PM

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

CRN: 13783
Instructor: Gault, William
2 credits

Fordham course attributes: ZLB3


BISC 2539 R11 - General Genetics
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Rose Hill: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

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.

CRN: 13710
Instructor: Dubrovsky, Edward
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: ENSE, ENVS, GEAB, NECM, NEUR


BISC 2549 R11 - General Genetics Lab
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Rose Hill: TWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

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.

CRN: 13711
Instructor: Dubrovsky, Edward
2 credits

Fordham course attributes: ZLB3


BISC 2561 R11 - Ecology
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Rose Hill: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

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: 13715
Instructor: Munshi-South, Jason
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: ENST, ENVS, ESLS, ESNS, GEAB, INST, ISIN


BISC 2571 R11 - Ecology Lab
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Rose Hill: TWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

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

CRN: 13716
Instructor: Santos, Victor
2 credits

Fordham course attributes: ZLB3


BISC 3132 R11 - Human Physiology
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Rose Hill: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

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.

CRN: 13712
Instructor: Sankar, Usha
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: GEAB, NECM, NEUR


BISC 3142 R11 - Human Physiology Lab
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Rose Hill: TWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

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: 13713
Instructor: Sankar, Usha
2 credits

Fordham course attributes: ZLB3


BISC 3221 R21 - Human Anatomy
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
Rose Hill: TWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

A lecture course that 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: 13784
Instructor: Frank, Craig
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: GEAB, NECM, NEUR


BISC 3231 R21 - Human Anatomy Lab
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
Rose Hill: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

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: 13785
Instructor: Frank, Craig
2 credits

Fordham course attributes: ZLB3


BISC 3521 V11 - Biochemistry
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Online: TWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

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: Closed
Instructor: Wei, Qize
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: GEAB, NECM, NEUR


BISC 3643 R21 - Microbiology
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
Rose Hill: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

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: 13786
Instructor: Santos, Victor
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: ENSE, ENVS, GEAB, ZLB3


BISC 3653 R21 - Microbiology Lab
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
Rose Hill: TWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

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: 13787
Instructor: Santos, Victor
2 credits

Fordham course attributes: ZLB3

Classes listed as either Lincoln Center or Rose Hill will meet on-campus only. Classes listed as "Online" during Session I or II will meet synchronously online during their scheduled meeting times. Students in different time zones should plan accordingly. Session III online courses are asynchronous (exceptions are noted in course descriptions).

Hybrid courses will meet in person on campus at the times indicated; additional online work will also be required.