Dec 08, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Biology

  
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    BIOL 121 - Biological Science I (3 credits)


    (=BIOL 121H ) (Prereq: Placement into MATH 131  or above, or have a ‘C’ or better in MATH 130 ) (Coreq: BIOL 121L ) An introduction to biological principles for students majoring in biology and related fields of study. Topics include scientific method, chemistry of life, macromolecules, cell structure and function, mendelian and molecular genetics. F, S, Su.
  
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    BIOL 121L - Biological Science I Laboratory (1 credit)


    (Coreq: BIOL 121 ) Experiments, related to topics in BIOL 121 . Exercise topics include evolution, experimental design, data analysis, photosynthesis, cellular respiration and macromolecules. F, S, Su.
  
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    BIOL 122 - Biological Science II (3 credits)


    (Prereq: BIOL 121 /BIOL 121L ) (Coreq: BIOL 122L ) An introduction to biological principles for students majoring in biology and related fields of study. Topics include evolution, origin of life, plant and animal development, ecology. F, S.
  
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    BIOL 122L - Biological Science II Laboratory (1 credit)


    (Prereq: BIOL 121 /BIOL 121L ) (Coreq: BIOL 122 ) Experiments, exercises and demonstrations emphasizing topics covered in BIOL 122  with an oral communications component. F, S.
  
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    BIOL 232 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I (3 credits)


    (Coreq: BIOL 232L ) An introduction to the structure and function of cells, tissues, organs, and the muscular-skeletal systems of the body. Required of students in nursing, pre-pharmacy, and most health-related programs. Not available for major or minor credit. F, S, Su.
  
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    BIOL 232L - Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory (1 credit)


    (Coreq: BIOL 232 ) A practical approach to the study of the structure and function of cells, tissues and organs. The systems which are covered in BIOL 232  are emphasized in this lab. F, S, Su.
  
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    BIOL 242 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II (3 credits)


    (Prereq: BIOL 121  or BIOL 232 ) (Coreq: BIOL 242L ) A continuation of BIOL 232  covering the nervous, endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, excretory and reproductive systems. Required of students in nursing, pre-pharmacy and most health-related programs. Not available for major or minor credit. F, S, Su.
  
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    BIOL 242L - Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory (1 credit)


    (Coreq: BIOL 242 ) A practical approach to the study of the structure and function of the systems covered in BIOL 242 . F, S, Su.
  
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    BIOL 263 - Human Genetics (3 credits)


    An examination of human genetics with a focus upon inheritance, molecular aspects of gene function, and the integration of genetics into healthcare. Special topics include genetic testing and the application of genetics in wellness and in disease prevention and treatment. Su.
  
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    BIOL 300 - Biology Seminar (1 credit)


    Opportunity for students to study, discuss and present papers on topics of historic and/or contemporary biologic importance. Offered as needed.
  
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    BIOL 310 - Invertebrate Zoology (3 credits)


    (Prereq: BIOL 122  or MSCI 302 ) (Coreq: BIOL 310L ) Phylogenetic and comparative aspects of anatomy, physiology, reproduction, and embryology of the invertebrates. Offered as needed.
  
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    BIOL 310L - Invertebrate Zoology Laboratory (1 credit)


    (Coreq: BIOL 310 ) Laboratory exercises to accompany BIOL 310 . Offered as needed.
  
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    BIOL 315 - Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy (3 credits)


    (Prereq: BIOL 121  or MSCI 302 ) (Coreq: BIOL 315L ) A comparative and embryological approach to the structure of vertebrate systems. F.
  
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    BIOL 315L - Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy Laboratory (1 credit)


    (Coreq: BIOL 315 ) A practical, comparative approach to the study of the structure of vertebrates. The dogfish shark and domestic cat are the emphasized laboratory specimens. F.
  
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    BIOL 320 - Plants and Civilization (3 credits)


    Topics included are: the relationship of plants to human history and contemporary needs; botanic and economic uses of plants as sources of foods, rugs, woods, oils, and other products important to human civilization and daily life. Origin of cultivated plants will also be discussed. Offered as needed.
  
  
  
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    BIOL 322 - Physiological Ecology (3 credits)


    (Prereq: BIOL 122  and CHEM 111 ) (Coreq: BIOL 322L ) A study of physiological mechanisms and evolutionary adaptations which allow animals to function in their environment. Emphasis will be placed on examining physiological adaptations of animals in extreme environments. F.
  
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    BIOL 322L Q* - Physiological Ecology Laboratory (1 credit)


    (Prereq: BIOL 122  and CHEM 111 ) (Coreq: BIOL 322 ) A laboratory course to complement BIOL 322  lecture that introduces students to some of the basic experimental questions and techniques commonly used in physiological ecology. F.
  
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    BIOL 325 - Systematic Botany (3 credits)


    (Prereq: BIOL 121  and BIOL 122 ) (Coreq: BIOL 325L ) Identification, classification, nomenclature, distribution and systematic relationship of vascular plants with emphasis on local flora. S.
  
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    BIOL 325L - Systematic Botany Laboratory (1 credit)


    (Coreq: BIOL 325 ) Field experience including trips to maritime, riverine and upland habitats. S.
  
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    BIOL 328 - Plant Pathology (3 credits)


    (Prereq: BIOL 121  and BIOL 122 ; BIOL 330  recommended) (Coreq: BIOL 328L ) A study of plant diseases. Topics include parasitism and disease development, interaction of pathogens and host plants, genetics of plant disease, epidemiology, control of diseases and a survey of specific plant diseases. S, even years.
  
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    BIOL 328L - Plant Pathology Laboratory (1 credit)


    (Coreq: BIOL 328 ) Laboratory exercises to accompany lecture. S, even years.
  
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    BIOL 330 - Microbiology (3 credits)


    (Prereq: BIOL 121  and BIOL 122 ) (Coreq: BIOL 330L ) An introduction to bacteria and viruses, emphasizing morphology, ultrastructure, metabolism, and growth. Discussion of pathogenic microbes, antigen-antibody relationships and antimicrobial agents in chemotherapy. F, S.
  
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    BIOL 330L - Microbiology Laboratory (1 credit)


    (Coreq: BIOL 330 ) Laboratory exercises to accompany BIOL 330 . F, S.
  
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    BIOL 340 - Cell Biology (3 credits)


    (Prereq: BIOL 121 , BIOL 122  and CHEM 112 ) (Coreq: BIOL 340L ; CHEM 331  is recommended) An integrated approach to the structure and function of cells. Cytology and fine structure of cell organelles, membranes, and extracellular structures will be discussed, as well as the techniques available to cell biologists. F, S.
  
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    BIOL 340L - Cell Biology Laboratory (1 credit)


    (Coreq: BIOL 340 ) Laboratory exercises to accompany BIOL 340 . F, S.
  
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    BIOL 343 - Comparative Physiology (3 credits)


    (Prereq: BIOL 122  or MSCI 302  and CHEM 331  or permission of the instructor) (Coreq: BIOL 343L ) The comparative study of the origins, relationships, and functions of physiological mechanisms in vertebrate animals. S.
  
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    BIOL 343L - Comparative Physiology Laboratory (1 credit)


    (Coreq: BIOL 343 ) Laboratory exercises to accompany BIOL 343 . S.
  
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    BIOL 345 - Biology of Human Cancer (3 credits)


    (Prereq: BIOL 121 ) Topics covered in this course will include: the nature and cause of cancer, cancer at the cellular and molecular levels, cancer prevention and treatment, and overview of major types of cancer, and prospects for the future. Offered as needed.
  
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    BIOL 345L - Biology of Human Cancer Laboratory (1 credit)


    (Coreq: BIOL 345 ) Laboratory exercises to accompany BIOL 345 . Offered as needed.
  
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    BIOL 349 - Plant Physiology (3 credits)


    (Prereq: BIOL 121 , BIOL 122 , and CHEM 112 ; CHEM 331  is recommended) (Coreq: BIOL 349L ) A study of plant function. Topics include: water relations, mineral nutrition, photosynthesis, plant metabolism, plant growth and development, and environmental physiology. Laboratory exercises will demonstrate principles in lecture topics. S, odd years.
  
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    BIOL 349L - Plant Physiology Laboratory (1 credit)


    (Coreq: BIOL 349 ) Laboratory exercises to accompany BIOL 349 . S, odd years.
  
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    BIOL 350 - Fundamentals of Genetics (3 credits)


    (Prereq: BIOL 121 , BIOL 122 , or MSCI 302 ) (Coreq: BIOL 350L ) Basic principles of transmission and molecular genetics; quantitative inheritance, recombination; biochemical aspects of gene function and regulations; developmental genetics and population genetics. F, S.
  
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    BIOL 350L - Fundamentals of Genetics Laboratory (1 credit)


    (Coreq: BIOL 350 ) Laboratory exercises to accompany BIOL 350 . F, S.
  
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    BIOL 362 - Rain Forest Biology (3 credits)


    (Prereq: BIOL 121  or permission of the instructor) An examination of rain forest biology, with an emphasis on the evolution and ecology of tropical lowland forests. Topics include the natural heritage of forest organisms, and the origins, patterns, processes, and future of rain forests. Su.
  
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    BIOL 365 - Evolution (3 credits)


    (Prereq: BIOL 121  and BIOL 122 , or permission of the instructor) (Coreq: BIOL 365L ) This course will provide students with a comprehensive framework of evolutionary theory. Topics include population genetics, speciation, systematics, and macroevolution. S.
  
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    BIOL 365L - Evolution Laboratory (1 credit)


    (Coreq: BIOL 365) This laboratory gives students the opportunity to further their knowledge of evolution through hands-on, field and laboratory-based exercises. S.
  
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    BIOL 370 - Principles of Ecology (3 credits)


    (Prereq: BIOL 122  or MSCI 302 ) (Coreq: BIOL 370L ) Interactions of organisms and their environments. Ecosystem structure and function. F, S.
  
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    BIOL 370L - Principles of Ecology Laboratory (1 credit)


    (Prereq: BIOL 122L  or MSCI 302L ) (Coreq: BIOL 370 ) Applications of principles and techniques used in the study of ecology, both in the lab and in the field. F, S.
  
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    BIOL 390 - Natural History of East Africa (4 credits)


    (Prereq: BIOL 121 , BIOL 122 , and/or permission of the instructor) A survey of the flora and fauna of the major biomes of East Africa, including the coral reef. Students will study the interrelation of the organisms with their environment and the stresses caused by population, climate, tourism, and habitat destruction. Three weeks field experience in east Africa will be supplemented with lectures at various stages of the trip. Students will be required to maintain journal entries of identified plant and animal species. Offered as needed.
  
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    BIOL 391 - Natural History of the Rainforest and Galapagos Islands (4 credits)


    (Prereq: BIOL 121  or BIOL 122 ) A survey of the flora and fauna of the rain forest in the Amazon Basin and the Galapagos Islands. A two-week field experience will be supplemented with lectures at various stages of the trip. Offered as needed.
  
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    BIOL 395 - Internship Experience in Biology (0 credits)


    (Prereq: Permission of the instructor and an approved contract) Supervised and evaluated study in the laboratory or the field. May, Su.
  
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    BIOL 397 - Selected Topics (1 to 4 credits)


    (Prereq: permission of the instructor) These topics are designed to allow the development of seminars and courses in special areas of biology. Offered as needed. F, S, Su.
  
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    BIOL 399 Q* - Independent Study (1 to 6 credits)


    (Prereq: permission of the instructor and approved contract) Directed study on specific topics. F, S.
  
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    BIOL 400 - Comparative Animal Nutrition (3 credits)


    (Prereq: BIOL 121 , BIOL 122  and CHEM 111 ) Comparative study of nutritional requirements, nutrient metabolism, and digestive physiology of vertebrates. Nutrition, digestive processes, nutrient deficiency symptoms, and ration balancing techniques for both domestic and non-domestic animals are covered. Three lecture hours per week. S.
  
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    BIOL 402 - Advanced Topics in Medical Microbiology (3 credits)


    (Prereq: BIOL 330 /BIOL 330L ) This course introduces students to the basic principles and clinical applications of currently researched areas in medical microbiology. Topics include the human microbiome, emerging infectious diseases and antibiotic resistance. May.
  
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    BIOL 405 - Immunology (3 credits)


    (Prereq: BIOL 340  and BIOL 350 ) (Coreq: BIOL 405L ) This course will cover the organs and cells of the immune system, mechanisms of innate and acquired immunity, immune system homeostasis, infectious disease, transplant and tumor immunology, autoimmunity, and vaccines. S.
  
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    BIOL 405L - Immunology Laboratory (1 credit)


    (Prereq: BIOL 340  and BIOL 350 ) (Coreq: BIOL 405 ) This course provides practical experiences to support the ideas learned in immunology lecture, and includes exposure to many techniques used in modern immunology and medical laboratories. S.
  
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    BIOL 410 - Developmental Biology (3 credits)


    (Prereq: BIOL 340  or BIOL 350  or permission of the instructor) (Coreq: BIOL 410L ) The course provides an understanding of modern developmental biology and considers classical embryology as well as the molecular basis of development. Topics include gametogenesis and fertilization, embryogenesis, cell differentiation, pattern formation and organogenesis, and cell cycle regulation. Discussion of emerging areas of developmental biology such as cloning, stem cell research, cancer genetics and genomics. F.
  
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    BIOL 410L - Developmental Biology Laboratory (1 credit)


    (Prereq: BIOL 340  or BIOL 350  or permission of the instructor) (Coreq: BIOL 410 ) A laboratory course to complement BIOL 410  that will introduce students to some of the basic experimental questions and techniques of developmental biology. F.
  
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    BIOL 411 - Virology (3 credits)


    (Prereq: BIOL 350 /BIOL 350L ) (Coreq: BIOL 411L ) The class is designed to introduce students to the field of virology with particular attention paid to the medically significant viruses. The course will cover the basic mechanisms of viral replication, transmission, host evasion, and the clinical/epidemiological aspects of viruses. S.
  
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    BIOL 411L - Virology Laboratory (1 credit)


    (Prereq: BIOL 350 /BIOL 350L ) (Coreq: BIOL 411 ) Students will be introduced to basic virology techniques. The class will isolate and characterize bacteriophages from the water and soil in the local community. The students will also follow the pathogenesis and characterize plant viruses. The class will also study some epidemiological cases that have happened in the past to get an understanding of viral outbreaks. S, odd years.
  
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    BIOL 417 - Herpetology (3 credits)


    (Prereq: BIOL 122 ) (Coreq: BIOL 417L ) The study of reptiles and amphibians, covering systematics, evolution, ecology, morphology, reproduction, biogeography, physiology, and conservation. S.
  
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    BIOL 417L - Herpetology Laboratory (1 credit)


    (Prereq: BIOL 122 ) (Coreq: BIOL 417 ) The study of reptiles and amphibians Field experience and laboratory exercises to accompany BIOL 417 . S.
  
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    BIOL 420 - Neuroscience Foundations (3 credits)


    (Prereq: BIOL 340  or BIOL 350 ) (Coreq: BIOL 420L ) This course provides an introduction to neuroscience with an emphasis on the cellular, electrochemical, and molecular properties of neurons that are fundamental for further study in neuroscience. Topics include the excitable nature of neurons and ionic basis of action potentials, synaptic neurotransmission, sensory and motor systems, as well as complex brain functions such as attention, motivation and sleep. S.
  
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    BIOL 420L Q* - Neuroscience Foundations Laboratory (1 credit)


    (Prereq: BIOL 340L  or BIOL 350L ) (Coreq: BIOL 420 ) The laboratory component of Neuroscience Foundations is designed to develop laboratory skills and increase neuroscience understanding by functioning as a practicing neuroscientist. During this course, students will propose and complete experiments to characterize specific neurological defects present in mutant strains of experimental animals. S.
  
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    BIOL 421 - Microbial Ecology (3 credits)


    (Prereq: BIOL 330  or BIOL 370  or permission of the instructor) This course is designed to introduce students to the vital roles that microorganisms play in various environments and in sustaining life on Earth. Some topics that will be covered include: microbial metabolic diversity; the role of microorganisms in biogeochemical cycles; microbial diversity, activity and importance in the functioning of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems; microbial bioremediation. S, odd years.
  
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    BIOL 423 - General Entomology (3 credits)


    (Prereq: BIOL 122 ) (Coreq: BIOL 423L ) A general study of insects, closely related arthropods and insects of medical importance; morphology, physiology, ecology, taxonomy and life cycles. Offered as needed.
  
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    BIOL 423L - General Entomology Laboratory (1 credit)


    (Coreq: BIOL 423 ) Includes field experience and an insect collection. Offered as needed.
  
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    BIOL 426 - Ichthyology (3 credits)


    (Prereq: BIOL 122  or MSCI 302  and/or permission of the instructor) (Coreq: BIOL 426L ) Morphology, classification, evolution and distribution of fishes with emphasis on South Carolina marine and freshwater species. F, odd years.
  
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    BIOL 426L - Ichthyology Laboratory (1 credit)


    (Coreq: BIOL 426 ) Laboratory and field exercises emphasizing the topics covered in BIOL 426 . Students will be required to make a collection of preserved fish specimens. F, odd years.
  
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    BIOL 429 - Mycology (3 credits)


    (Prereq: BIOL 122 ) (Coreq: BIOL 429L ) An introduction to the understanding of the taxonomic relationships of the various fungal groups, as well as an introduction to the understanding of fungal growth, reproduction, metabolism, ecological relationships, and the utilization by and effects on human beings. F.
  
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    BIOL 429L - Mycology Laboratory (1 credit)


    (Coreq: BIOL 429 ) An applied approach to the study of fungi, focusing on isolation and identification. Three laboratory hours per week. F.
  
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    BIOL 432 - Parasitology (3 credits)


    (Prereq: BIOL 122 ) (Coreq: BIOL 432L ) A detailed study of the parasites of medical importance to humans with emphasis on the morphology, life cycles and the effects of these parasites on the human body. F.
  
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    BIOL 432L - Parasitology Laboratory (1 credit)


    (Coreq: BIOL 432 ) A practical approach to the study of parasites of medical importance to humans. The recognition of selected species of parasitic protozoa and helmiths and their structural detail is emphasized. F.
  
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    BIOL 433 - Plant Molecular Biology (3 credits)


    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in BIOL 350  and BIOL 350L ) (Coreq: BIOL 433L ) This is a single semester course involving application of molecular theory and techniques with special focus on plant mechanisms and biotechnology. Topics discussed include but are not limited to: recombinant cloning, plant cell transformation, quantitative PCR, Next-gen sequencing, production of GM plants, RNA silencing, and CRISPR. F.
  
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    BIOL 433L - Plant Molecular Laboratory (1 credit)


    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in BIOL 350  and BIOL 350L ) (Coreq: BIOL 433 ) Students will engage in hands-on experiments involving various aspects of plant molecular biology including but not limited to construction of genetically-modified plants, DNA and/or RNA extraction, various cloning methods, PCR, quantitative PCR, and gel electrophoresis. F.
  
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    BIOL 436 - Animal Behavior (3 credits)


    (Prereq: BIOL 370 ) (Coreq: BIOL 436L ) This course traces historical and modern developments in the study of animal behavior and emphasizes the evolutionary, ecological, and physiological determinants of behavior. F.
  
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    BIOL 436L - Animal Behavior Laboratory (1 credit)


    (Coreq: BIOL 436 ) This lab course gives students the opportunity to further their knowledge of animal behavior through hands-on field and laboratory-based exercises. F.
  
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    BIOL 442 - Advanced Genetics (3 credits)


    (Prereq: BIOL 350  or permission of the instructor) (Coreq: BIOL 442L ) This course will cover the molecular processes of genetic change within genomes, individuals, and populations over both short and long time-scales. Furthermore, students will read current research in evolutionary genetics to better appreciate the benefits and detriments of genetic change in domesticated and natural populations of organisms. S, odd years.
  
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    BIOL 442L - Advanced Genetics Laboratory (1 credit)


    (Coreq: BIOL 442 ) Laboratory exercises to accompany BIOL 442 . S, odd years.
  
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    BIOL 450 - Molecular Biology (3 credits)


    (Prereq: BIOL 350 /BIOL 350L ) (Coreq: BIOL 450L ) This course is a single semester course that will focus on the molecular mechanisms of in vivo and in vitro gene expression. The course will introduce students to the techniques used for the isolation, manipulation and expression of recombinant DNA as well as the control of gene expression in prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Subjects to be discussed will include (but are not limited to): DNA cloning, genome sequencing and genomics, recombinant protein expression and the application of molecular biology to modern medicine and agriculture. S.
  
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    BIOL 450L - Molecular Biology Laboratory (1 credit)


    (Prereq: BIOL 350 /BIOL 350L ) (Coreq: BIOL 450 ) This course is a hands on instructional laboratory course that complements BIOL 450  lecture, Molecular Biology. Students will perform experiments routinely used to investigate the structure and function of genes. These include: the purification of DNA from cells, the isolation, cloning, disruption and overexpression of genes as well as the analysis and comparison of DNA and protein sequences. S.
  
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    BIOL 451 - Molecular Techniques (4 credits)


    A research-based practicum on techniques of DNA analysis. Laboratory exercises serve as an introduction to DNA purification, quantitation and sequencing, PCR, gel electrophoresis, enzyme digestion and cloning. Offered as needed.
  
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    BIOL 455 - Marine Botany (3 credits)


    (=MSCI 455 ) (Prereq: BIOL 122  or MSCI 302  or permission of the instructor) (Coreq: BIOL 455L ) A field course in marine flora with emphasis on ecology and functional morphology. Work will stress the roles of marine bacteria, fungi, algae, and angiosperms in coastal marine communities. Offered as needed.
  
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    BIOL 455L - Marine Botany Laboratory (1 credit)


    (=MSCI 455L ) (Coreq: BIOL 455 ) The laboratory will demonstrate the topics and principles presented in lecture. Offered as needed.
  
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    BIOL 461 - Ornithology (3 credits)


    (Prereq: BIOL 121  and BIOL 122 ) (Coreq: BIOL 461L ) The study of birds with emphasis on morphological and behavioral adaptations exhibited by birds in response to their environment. Laboratory exercises introduce the student to the diversity of birds with emphasis on the avifauna of North America. Topics include field identification of species, morphological and behavioral adaptions for feeding and locomotion, bird assemblages of the southeastern United States, and censusing procedures for estimating population densities.
  
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    BIOL 461L - Ornithology Laboratory (1 credit)


    (Coreq: BIOL 461 ) Field experience and exercises to accompany BIOL 461 . S, odd years.
  
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    BIOL 466 - Ecology of Fishes (3 credits)


    (Prereq: BIOL 122 /BIOL 122L  or MSCI 302 /MSCI 302L ) (Coreq: BIOL 466L ) Topics covered include: temperature relations, bioenergetics, niche, competition, predator-prey interactions, habitat use, foraging, assemblages, invasive species, and conservation. S.
  
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    BIOL 466L - Ecology of Fishes Laboratory (1 credit)


    (Prereq: BIOL 122 /BIOL 122L  or MSCI 302 /MSCI 302L ) (Coreq: BIOL 466 ) Topics to be covered include: respiration, calorimetry, growth models, diet analyses, fish sampling, fish passage, fish assemblages, and predator-prey interactions. S.
  
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    BIOL 470 - Biology of Aging (3 credits)


    (Prereq: BIOL 121 , PSYC 423 , or SOC 455 ) A study of aging in cells, organ systems and organisms with emphasis on the human aging process. Topics include biological changes associated with aging and factors that affect the rate of aging. Offered as needed.
  
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    BIOL 481 - Freshwater Ecology (3 credits)


    (Prereq: BIOL 370  or permission of the instructor) (Coreq: BIOL 481L ) Interactions of physical, chemical, and biological properties of freshwater ecosystems (i.e., groundwater, wetlands, lakes, and streams.) F, even years.
  
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    BIOL 481L - Freshwater Ecology Laboratory (1 credit)


    (Prereq: BIOL 370L  or permission of the instructor) (Coreq: BIOL 481 ) Laboratory and field exercises devoted to understanding the interactions of physical, chemical, and biological properties of freshwater ecosystems. F, even years.
  
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    BIOL 482 - Plant Ecology (3 credits)


    (Prereq: BIOL 121  and BIOL 122 ) (Coreq: BIOL 482L ) A survey of natural plant communities and theories of plant ecology including the interrelationships between plants and their environment. Offered as needed.
  
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    BIOL 482L - Plant Ecology Laboratory (1 credit)


    (Prereq: BIOL 121L  and BIOL 122L ) (Coreq: BIOL 482 ) Applications of principles and techniques used in the study of plants and their ecology, both in the lab and in the field. Offered as needed.
  
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    BIOL 484 - Conservation Ecology (3 credits)


    (Prereq: BIOL 370 ) (Coreq: BIOL 484L ) This course will provide students with a comprehensive framework of conservation ecology. Students that successfully complete this course will learn the techniques used to study biodiversity and become familiar with the framework used to address problems in conservation biology. S.
  
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    BIOL 484L - Conservation Ecology Laboratory (1 credit)


    (Coreq: BIOL 484 ) This lab course gives students the opportunity to further their knowledge of conservation biology through hands-on, field and laboratory-based exercises. S.
  
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    BIOL 485 - Vertebrate Zoology (3 credits)


    (Prereq: BIOL 122  or permission of the instructor) (Coreq: BIOL 485L ) The classification and natural history of vertebrates with additional emphasis on adaptive features in the functional morphology and ethology of animals. Offered as needed.
  
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    BIOL 485L - Vertebrate Zoology Laboratory (1 credit)


    (Coreq: BIOL 485  or permission of the instructor) Laboratory and field experiences emphasizing the topics covered in BIOL 485 . Laboratories will be centered around field observations of local vertebrates and may include field trips at “unusual” times - nights, early mornings and weekends. Offered as needed.
  
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    BIOL 486 - Apex Predators and Other Endangered Wildlife (3 credits)


    (=ENVI 486 ) Apex predators like sharks, lions, tigers, wolves, crocodiles, bears, eagles, dolphins and other animals all play important ecological roles, and many are also endangered by human activities. This course covers aspects of the life histories, ecology, and conservation biology of this diverse group. Classes will be supplemented by field trips to aquaria, nature parks, and/or wildlife preserves. There is a course fee for this course, and potential additional entrance fees. S.
  
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    BIOL 488 - Wetland Plant Ecology (3 credits)


    (Prereq: BIOL 121 , BIOL 122  or MSCI 302 ) (Coreq: BIOL 488L ) (BIOL 370  is recommended) An introduction to wetland types, wetland processes, and wetland management. Types of wetlands covered will include tidal freshwater, tidal saltwater, mangroves, interior freshwater, bogs, swamps, and riparian. Processes covered will include hydrology, biogeochemistry, and biological adaptation. Wetland management topics will include wetland definitions, classification, evaluation, manipulation, creation, and protection. F.
  
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    BIOL 488L - Wetland Plant Ecology Laboratory (1 credit)


    (Prereq: MSCI 302L ) (Coreq: BIOL 488 ) (BIOL 370L  is recommended) Applications of principles and techniques used in the study of wetland plants and their ecology, both in the lab and in the field. F.
  
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    BIOL 492 - Phylogenomics (3 credits)


    (Prereq: BIOL 350 /BIOL 350L ) This course introduces students to the basic principles of how genomic data is used to interpret phylogenetic relationships among taxa. Students review aspects of both evolutionary processes and phylogenetic theory to develop an understanding of how genomic data can be applied to answer questions in these fields using the available software tools. S.
  
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    BIOL 499 Q* - Directed Undergraduate Research (1 to 6 credits)


    (Prereq: permission of the instructor and approved contract) Selected and structured undergraduate research projects conducted with faculty direction and participation. Projects will involve the exploration of biological problems with the scientific method. F, S.

Business Administration

  
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    CBAD 119 - Introduction to Business (3 credits)


    Open to all students interested in a survey of the variety of activities that occur in a business organization, designed to acquaint the student with various types and forms of business organizations, operations of our economic system, and social and economic institutions which relate directly to business. Careers in business are also surveyed. Open only to freshmen or by permission of the dean.
  
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    CBAD 120 Q - Introduction to the Global Culture of Business (3 credits)


    This course provides a foundation of basic business concepts in the context of current issues and trends in a global organizational setting. All content areas of the College of Business are surveyed with an emphasis on the impacts of cultural differences on finance, accounting, management, and marketing practices. Differences in cultural norms and values are considered along with basic global social and economic institutions and the global economic and legal systems in which businesses operate. This course emphasizes thinking critically about ethics and sustainability as applied to global problems and communicating about these issues both in written and oral formats. F, S.
  
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    CBAD 201 - Financial Accounting (3 credits)


    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in UNIV 110 ) The financial accounting cycle with emphasis on using financial statements and budgets to initiate and assess business operation, preparation of financial statements, budgets, and business plan for a service and manufacturing company. F, S.
  
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    CBAD 202 - Managerial Accounting (3 credits)


    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in CBAD 201 ) Continuation of CBAD 201 . Accounting for and reporting revenue and expense cycles; accounting for operations in a corporate environment, including job-order and standard costing of inventories; accounting for noncurrent assets, capital expenditure decisions, long-term debt, and capital stock. F, S.
  
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    CBAD 203 - Fraud Detection (3 credits)


    Fraud Detection provides an introduction to the behavioral and social factors that motivate occupational offenders. It provides an analysis and taxonomy of the three main categories of occupational fraud and abuse: asset misappropriation, corruption, and fraudulent financial reporting. It includes the various ways fraud and occupational abuse occur, methods to identify exposures to loss, and appropriate prevention, detection, and investigation approaches.
 

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