Course Descriptions

BI 101 THE NATURE OF LIFE   3.00000 Credit(s)
This course examines science as a process to understand basic biological concepts of cells, genetics, evolution, and ecology. Students will examine current biological research and how that impacts their lives and the future of humankind. Three hours of lecture per week. Non-science majors. A prerequisite to SW 267.
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

BI 103 THE HUMAN BODY   3.00000 Credit(s)
Focuses on human physiology and the role humans play in the health and maintenance of their bodies. Topics include human organization, processing and transporting, integration and coordination, and reproduction. Three hours of lecture per week. Non-science majors. A prerequisite to SW 267.
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

BI 104 INTRODUCTION TO COASTAL ECOLOGY   3.00000 Credit(s)
This course investigates the interrelationship between coastal environments and the organisms living in these environments. It also looks at related societal implications. Non-science majors.
Offered: Late Spring Semester All Years

BI 107 HEREDITY & SOCIETY   3.00000 Credit(s)
BI 107 is a genetics course examining the evidence for proposing the existence of genes, the molecular nature of genes, and the ethical implications of recent advances in genetic research. Three hours of lecture per week. Non-science majors.
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

BI 109 BIOLOGY FOR ELEM. TEACHERS   3.00000 Credit(s)
This course covers the fundamental concepts of biology at all levels from cells to organisms to ecosystems as outlined in the Next Generation Science Standards for K-4. The course will illustrate these principles through lecture and laboratory utilizing current pedagogy including hands-on, inquiry-oriented practices. 100 minutes of lecture and 2.5 hours of lab per week.
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

BI 110 PRIMATE BEHAVIOR & CONSERVATION   3.00000 Credit(s)
This course introduces students to the study of animal behavior in zoos. Students will gain general skills to explore field methods for behavioral observation and data collection in a captive setting. In addition, students consider how they might use captive behavioral data to help conserve threatened and endangered animal species. Students will have the unusual opportunity to conduct field studies at LEO Zoological Conservation Center in Greenwich. Non-science majors.
Offered: Summer Semester Contact Department

BI 111 CONCEPTS IN BIOLOGY I   3.00000 Credit(s)
BI 111 is the first foundational course in biology and provides an introduction to the molecular concepts that form the basis of cellular life. Concepts in Biology I covers the basic principles of evolution, biochemistry, cell structure and function, signal transduction, cell division, transmission genetics, the central dogma of molecular biology, and control of gene expression. Two 50-minute lectures and one 75-minute discussion/week. A prerequisite to BI 112, 201, 202, 205, 206, 212, and 230; PS 335, 350, 351, 352, and 353. Prerequisite: Co: Take BI-113
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

BI 112 CONCEPTS IN BIOLOGY II   3.00000 Credit(s)
BI 112 is the second foundational course in biology. The course focuses on the cellular and organismal levels in the hierarchy of biological organization. Concepts in Biology II covers adaptations of plant and animal life in an evolutionary context and includes discussion of development, body and tissue organization, homeostasis, energy yielding metabolism, nutrition, digestion, circulation, nutrient transport, and gas exchange. Two 50-minute lectures and one 75 minute discussion/week. A prerequisite to BI 201, 202, 210, 212, 230, 245, 255, 274, 276, 278, 305, and 345. Prerequisite: Pre: BI-111 and BI-113
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

BI 113 CONCEPTS IN BIOLOGY I LAB   1.00000 Credit(s)
The laboratory associated with Concepts in Biology I focuses on multiweek exercises that reinforce critical concepts on the molecular and cellular levels of biological organization. The laboratory incorporates student-designed experiments, extensive journal-format scientific writing, and emphasizes science as a process. One 3-hour laboratory/week. Prerequisite: Co: Take BI-111
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

BI 114 CONCEPTS IN BIOLOGY II LAB   1.00000 Credit(s)
The laboratory associated with Concepts in Biology II focuses on introduction of techniques for observing organismal physiology and behavior that reinforce critical concepts on the cellular and organismal levels of biological organization. The laboratory incorporates an open-ended multiweek student-designed experiment, extensive journal-format scientific writing, and emphasizes science as a process. One 3-hour laboratory/week. Prerequisite: Pre: BI-111 and BI-113;
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

BI 126 NURSING HUMAN ANAT/PHYS I   3.00000 Credit(s)
Lecture on the investigation of cell structure and function, tissues, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion. Nursing students only. Prerequisite: Co:Take BI-127
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

BI 127 NURSING HUMAN ANAT/PHYS I LAB   1.00000 Credit(s)
Laboratory involves investigation of cell structure and function, tissues, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Three hours of laboratory. Prerequisite: Co: Take BI-126
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

BI 128 NURSING HUMAN ANAT/PHYS II   3.00000 Credit(s)
Lecture involves the investigation of the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion. Nursing students only. Prerequisite: Pre: BI-126 BI-127
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

BI 129 Nursing Human Anat/Phys II Lab   1.00000 Credit(s)
Laboratory involves the investigation of the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Three hours of laboratory. Prerequisite: Pre: BI 126 and BI-127
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

BI 131 HUMAN ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY I   3.00000 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: Pre: BI-111 BI-113
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

BI 132 HUMAN ANATAMY/PHYSIOLOGY II   3.00000 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: Pre: BI-131
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

BI 150 BIOLOGY OF POISONS   3.00000 Credit(s)
This course presents the principles of toxicology within a human context, discusses how toxicology affects everyday life, and investigates the broader issues for public health and disease prevention. Non-science majors.
Offered: Summer Semester Contact Department

BI 152 ENVIRONMENT & SUSTAINABILITY   3.00000 Credit(s)
Students will learn about environmental science, exploring how human activity changes our natural environment. The importance of clean air, land, and water will also be discussed. Non-science majors.
Offered: Summer Semester Contact Department

BI 161 INTRO TO MICROBIOLOGY   3.00000 Credit(s)
A course focused on the study of microorganisms with emphasis on morphology, cultivation, genetics of bacteria, viruses and fungi, and infectious diseases caused by these microbes. Three hours of lecture per week. Nursing students only. Prerequisite: Co: Take BI-162
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

BI 162 INTRO TO MICROBIOLOGY LAB   1.00000 Credit(s)
Laboratory work stresses aseptic technique and the microscopic, nutritional, and biochemical characteristics of bacteria. One three-hour laboratory period per week. Prerequisite: Co: Take BI-161
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

BI 165 HUMAN EVOLUTION   3.00000 Credit(s)

Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters Contact Department

BI 174 INTRODUCTION TO COASTAL MGMT   3.00000 Credit(s)
BI 174 is a lecture and field-oriented course that introduces students to the biological, chemical, and physical theory that aids in the understanding and management of coastal ecosystems. Non-science majors.
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

BI 176 INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY   3.00000 Credit(s)
BI 176 is a lecture and field-oriented course that introduces students to the principles of oceanography emphasizing the chemical and physical processes that affect coastal oceans. Non-science majors.
Offered: Late Spring Semester Contact Department

BI 190 SEMINAR ON HEALTH PROFESSIONS   1.00000 Credit(s)
Seminar will meet weekly for discussions and other activities associated with planning for a future in the relevant health professions. Discussion topics include advice on course selections, timing of registration for courses in relation to exams such as the MCAT/DAT/GRE, balance between pre-health studies and other academic and extracurricular goals, etc. Also included will be forums with invited speakers such as alumni, admission directors, and extracurricular program coordinators. Freshman and sophomore pre-health profession students only. Pass/fail only.
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

BI 191 ADV. SEMINAR ON HEALTH PROFESSIONS   1.00000 Credit(s)
Seminar will meet weekly for discussions and other activities associated with planning for and applying to schools in the relevant health professions. Discussion topics include advice on selecting schools for applications, application preparation, writing personal statements, advice on preparation for professional exams such as the MCAT/DAT/GRE, etc. Also included will be forums with invited speakers such as alumni, admission directors, and extracurricular program coordinators. Junior and senior pre-health profession students only. Pass/fail only.
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

BI 199 SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY   3.00000 Credit(s)

Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters Contact Department

BI 200 INTEGRATING MA & BI ACROSS THE CURRIC.   2.00000 Credit(s)
Seminar for Noyce Scholars in Biology and Mathematics Education Program on integrating Mathematics and Biology in the 9-12 curriculum.
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

BI 201 GENETICS & EVOL:ORGANISMS TO POPULATION   3.00000 Credit(s)
Organisms to Populations is the third in the series of courses that serve as the foundation of the biology major. The focus of this course is on the evolutionary forces that lead to the biologically fascinating trade-offs between growth, survival, and reproduction. Topics covered include reproductive biology, transmission and population genetics, mechanisms of evolution and an exploration of adaptation, and life history characteristics in a diversity of organisms. A prerequisite to BI 210, 212, 306, 311, 312, 320, 325, 335, 340, 355, and 398. Prerequisite: TAKE BI-111 BI-112 BI-113 BI-114 WITH MIN GRADE OF C
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

BI 202 ECOL/POPULATIONS TO ECOSYSTEMS   3.00000 Credit(s)
Populations to Ecosystems is the final course in the biology major foundational series of courses. Students will discover the unity and interdependence of the living and nonliving components of the environment while exploring the limitless diversity of life on earth through the lens of ecological theory. Topics include population dynamics, species interactions, abundance and diversity, nutrient cycling, succession, and stability. A prerequisite to BI 240, 260, 265, and 398. Prerequisite: BI-111 BI-113 BI-112 BI-114 MA-131ýMinimum grade of C
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

BI 203 GENETICS & EVOLUTION LAB   1.00000 Credit(s)
Organisms to Populations Laboratory is the mandatory corequisite for BI 201. The interactive laboratory course will concentrate on multi-week exercises that reinforce essential course concepts. Student-designed experiments, the process of science, and oral and written scientific communication are focal points of the course design. Prerequisite: Co-req.:Take BI-201
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

BI 204 ECOL:POPULATIONS TO ECOSYS. LAB   1.00000 Credit(s)
Populations to Ecosystems Laboratory is the mandatory corequisite for BI 202. The interactive laboratory course will concentrate on multi-week exercises that reinforce essential course concepts. Student-designed experiments, the process of science, and oral and written scientific communication are focal points of the course design. Prerequisite: Co-req.: Take BI-202
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

BI 205 ESSENTIALS OF NEUROSCIENCE   3.00000 Credit(s)
This course is an introduction to neuroscience, a discipline in which the biological and psychological sciences are integrated. This broad overview addresses topics ranging from the cellular physiology of neurons to issues of human language, cognition, and mental illness. A prerequisite to BI 305. Prerequisite: Take BI 111, 112 and PS 110
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

BI 206 HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I   3.00000 Credit(s)
Lecture on the investigation of the tissues, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. This section is for students interested in athletic training, exercise science, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or physician assistant programs. This course does not count as a Biology elective in the major or minor. Three hours of lecture per week. A prerequisite to BI 207. Prerequisite: Pre: BI-111 BI 113
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

BI 207 HUMAN ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY II   3.00000 Credit(s)
Lecture involves the investigation of endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. This section is for students interested in athletic training, exercise science, physical therapy, occupational therapy, human movement, or physician assistant programs. This course can count as a Biology elective in the major or minor. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: Pre: BI-206 and BI-208
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

BI 208 HUMAN ANAT/PHYSIOLOGY LAB I   1.00000 Credit(s)
Laboratory involves investigation of the tissues, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Three hours of laboratory. Prerequisite: Pre: BI-111 BI-113
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

BI 209 HUMAN ANAT/PHYSIOLOGY LAB II   1.00000 Credit(s)
Laboratory involves the investigation of endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Three hours of laboratory. Prerequisite: Pre: BI-206 and BI-208
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

BI 210 PLANT BIOLOGY   3.00000 Credit(s)
Three diverse topics in plant biology are introduced: plant evolution and diversity, plant ecology, and the linked topics of ethnobotany and economic botany. Laboratory work concentrates on field methodology, plant identification, and digital data collection. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: Pre: Take BI-112, BI-114, BI-201, BI-203
Offered: Fall Semester Odd Years

BI 211 PLANT BIOLOGY LAB   1.00000 Credit(s)
Three diverse topics in plant biology are introduced: plant evolution and diversity, plant ecology, and the linked topics of ethnobotany and economic botany. Laboratory work concentrates on field methodology, plant identification, and digital data collection. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: Prereq.: BI-112 AND BI-114 BI-201 BI-203
Offered: Fall Semester Odd Years

BI 215 SENSATION & PERCEPTION   3.00000 Credit(s)

Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters Contact Department

BI 217 FUNDAMENTALS OF EPIDEIMOLOGY   3.00000 Credit(s)

Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters Contact Department

BI 230 MICROBIOLOGY   4.00000 Credit(s)
Microbial diversity and the evolution, physiology, genetics, and ecology of microbes are addressed. Specific topics include epidemiology and infectious disease and the use of microorganisms in industry and research. Laboratory work focuses on modern molecular methods of experimental microbiology and bacterial identification, including a semester-long research project. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: Take BI-11/113, BI-112/114, CH-151/152/153/154
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

BI 235 PRINCIPLES OF BIOTECHNOLOGY   4.00000 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: Take BI-220 MA-131 MA-140;
Offered: Spring Semester Contact Department

BI 235 PRINCIPLES OF BIOTECHNOLOGY   4.00000 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: Take BI-220 MA-131 MA-140;
Offered: Spring Semester Contact Department

BI 240 INVERTEBRATE BIOLOGY   3.00000 Credit(s)
BI 240 examines the evolution and ecology of invertebrates including phylogenetic relationships, life history, physiology, and morphological adaptations. Laboratory component includes dissections and field trips to Long Island Sound. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: Take BI-202/204 with minimum grade of C
Offered: Spring Semester Even Years

BI 241 INVERTEBRATE BIOLOGY LAB   1.00000 Credit(s)
BI 240 examines the evolution and ecology of invertebrates including phylogenetic relationships, life history, physiology, and morphological adaptations. Laboratory component includes dissections and field trips to Long Island Sound. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: Take BI-202/204 with minimum grade of C
Offered: Spring Semester Even Years

BI 245 VERTEBRATE BIOLOGY   3.00000 Credit(s)
BI 245 examines the evolution and ecology of the vertebrates including taxonomy and life history as well as the anatomy and physiology of extant and extinct vertebrates. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: Take BI-112/114 with a minimum grade of C
Offered: Fall Semester Odd Years

BI 246 VERTEBRATE BIOLOGY LAB   1.00000 Credit(s)
BI 245 examines the evolution and ecology of the vertebrates including taxonomy and life history as well as the anatomy and physiology of extant and extinct vertebrates. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: TAKE BI-112 AND BI-114ýMinimum grade of C;
Offered: Fall Semester Odd Years

BI 247 BIMINI CETACEAN ECOLOGY   3.00000 Credit(s)
This course is a hands-on learning course examining the behaviorial and social ecology of wild dolphins, ecotourism and human impcts on the marine environment.
Offered: Summer Semester Contact Department

BI 255 ANIMAL BEHAVIOR   4.00000 Credit(s)
An introduction to how animals of all different types use behaviors as strategies for interacting with the environment. Behaviors studied include communication, habitat selection, migration, mate choice, breeding, and parental care. Development and physiological control of behaviors are also examined. Three hours of lecture and one laboratory/field session per week. Prerequisite: Take BI-112, BI-114 and MA-131
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

BI 258 EXPERIENCES IN COASTAL ECOLOGY   3.00000 Credit(s)
This course uses field exercises and hands-on activities to explore the abiotic and biotic processes that influence multiple coastal habitats.
Offered: Late Spring Semester All Years

BI 260 MARINE BIOLOGY   4.00000 Credit(s)
BI 260 examines the structure and function of marine habitats at the organismal, population, community, and ecosystem levels. Laboratory includes investigation of different types of estuarine and coastal habitats and design of basic and applied marine ecological investigations. Three hours of lecture and one laboratory session per week. Prerequisite: Take BI-202/204 with a minimum grade of C
Offered: Fall Semester Even Years

BI 265 CONSERVATION BIOLOGY   4.00000 Credit(s)
The focus of this course is on the science of conservation biology in the context of environmental policy, socioeconomic demands, and environmental ethics. Prerequisite: Take BI-202 and BI-204
Offered: Spring Semester Odd Years

BI 274 COASTAL MANAGEMENT   3.00000 Credit(s)
BI 274 is a lecture and field-oriented course that applies biological, chemical, and physical theory to the understanding and management of coastal ecosystems. The course utilizes empirical data collection with state-of-the-art research instrumentation to understand geospatial relationships between various processes. Prerequisite: TAKE BI-112 BI-114 CH-153 CH-154
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

BI 276 OCEANOGRAPHY   3.00000 Credit(s)
BI 276 is a lecture and field-oriented course that studies in depth the principles of oceanography, emphasizing the chemical and physical processes that affect coastal oceans. Prerequisite: TAKE BI-112 BI-114 CH-152 CH-154
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

BI 277 OCEANOGRAPHY LABORATORY   1.00000 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: Take BI-202 and BI-204
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

BI 278 COASTAL ECOLOGY   3.00000 Credit(s)
BI 278 is a lecture and field-oriented course that explores the importance of coastal ecology with respect to history, biodiversity, sustainability, and innovation. Topics focus on the abiotic and biotic processes that influence aquatic communities including coastal streams, rocky intertidal zones, sandy beaches, marshes, harbors, and the open ocean. Prerequisite: TAKE BI-112 BI-114
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

BI 279 COASTAL ECOLOGY LABORATORY   1.00000 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: Take BI-111 and BI-112
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

BI 299 SPECIAL TOPICS IN BIOLOGY   3.00000 Credit(s)
Special Topics are new or occasional courses that may or may not become part of the department's permanent offerings. Prerequisites are established by the department as appropriate for the specific course. Course title is shown on the student's transcript. Consult the current course schedule for available topics and prerequisites.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

BI 303 GIS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE   4.00000 Credit(s)
This course focuses on the GIS principles, methods, and techniques that are particularly relevant to and useful for problem solving in environmental analysis and management. Specfically this course has four major components: an overview of selected GIS principles including data models,scale and spatial sampling, and spatial autocorrelation; a review of the major techniques or issues for environmental data acquisition and integration; an introduction to environmental analysis and modeling techniques; and a discussion of several applied areas of environmental modeling techniques as related to coastal ecology, hydrology, natural hazards, natural resources management, and environmental planning. Prerequisite: Take MA-140
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

BI 305 BEHAVIORAL NEUROBIOLOGY   3.00000 Credit(s)
This course explores the neural basis of behaviors that animals perform in natural settings. The mechanisms studied underlie specialized behaviors such as the detection of prey, attraction of mates, orientation, and other adaptive behaviors. The animal model systems described demonstrate how neural substrates of behavior can be highly specialized to solve problems encountered in an animal's particular environmental niche. These model systems also provide insights into the organization of similar sensory and motor systems in humans. Three hours of lecture. Prerequisite: Take BI-111, BI-113, BI-112, BI-114 and BI-205
Offered: Spring Semester Odd Years

BI 306 PHARMACOLOGY   3.00000 Credit(s)
BI 306 is an introduction to principles of pharmacology and therapeutic uses of drugs with an emphasis on the cellular and molecular foundations of pharmacology. Topics include mechanisms of drug action, dose-response relations, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, drug-delivery systems, toxicity of pharmacological agents, drug interaction, and substance abuse. Prerequisite: TAKE BI-201 BI-203 CH-152 CH-154
Offered: Fall Semester Odd Years

BI 311 CELL BIOLOGY   3.00000 Credit(s)
Covers advanced topics in eukaryotic cell biology with emphasis on cell identity, protein transport, and cellular physiology. Laboratory work includes cell culture, immuno-cytochemistry, and other biological analyses. Three hours lecture and three hours of lab per week. Prerequisite: Pre: Bi-201 BI-203 CH-152 CH-154
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

BI 312 SYSTEMS PHYSIOLOGY   3.00000 Credit(s)
BI 312 focuses on investigation of the physiology of vertebrate systems. Topics include cardiovascular, respiratory, neural, muscular, digestive, endocrine, reproductive, and excretory physiology. Laboratory instruction includes practical investigation and research projects into the physiology of vertebrates. Prerequisite: Pre: BI-201 BI-203 CH-152 CH-154
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

BI 313 CELL BIOLOGY LAB   1.00000 Credit(s)
Covers advanced topics in eukaryotic cell biology with emphasis on cell identity, protein transport, and cellular physiology. Laboratory work includes cell culture, immuno-cytochemistry, and other biological analyses. Three hours lecture and three hours of lab per week. Prerequisite: Pre: BI-201 BI-203 CH-152 CH-154
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

BI 314 SYSTEMS PHYSIOLOGY LAB   1.00000 Credit(s)
BI 312 focuses on investigation of the physiology of vertebrate systems. Topics include cardiovascular, respiratory, neural, muscular, digestive, endocrine, reproductive, and excretory physiology. Laboratory instruction includes practical investigation and research projects into the physiology of vertebrates. Prerequisite: Pre: BI-201 BI-203 CH-152 CH-154
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

BI 315 DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY   4.00000 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: Take BI-201 and BI-203 (minimum grade C) for both and ýCH152 and CH-154
Offered: Spring Semester Odd Years

BI 320 APPLIED MOLECULAR GENETICS   4.00000 Credit(s)
BI 320 focuses on the many real-world applications of molecular genetic technology. Topics explored in a combined lecture/lab include PCR and cloning, molecular analysis of population structure, personal genomics, forensic DNA analysis, and synthetic biology. Prerequisite: Take BI-220 or BI-201 and CH-152 CH-154
Offered: Spring Semester Odd Years

BI 325 IMMUNOLOGY   3.00000 Credit(s)
BI 325 examines the mammalian immune response including characteristics of antigens, antibodies, and antigen-antibody interactions. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: Take BI-201 and BI-203
Offered: Spring Semester Even Years

BI 330 VIROLOGY   3.00000 Credit(s)

Offered: Spring Semester Even Years

BI 333 CHEMICAL ECOLOGY   4.00000 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: Take BI-202 and BI 204 with minimum grade of C
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

BI 335 TOPICS IN GENETICS   3.00000 Credit(s)
This seminar course will both expand and deepen students' knowledge of genetics while exploring hot topics such as gene therapy, DNA as a digital information storage molecule, complex genetic disorders, DNA circuits, synthetic genomes, genome wide association studies, metabolomics, DNA barcoding, genome-based medicine, DNA-based treatments, RNAi, epigenetics, conservation genetics, and controversial genetic ethics topics such as gene doping, etc. Prerequisite: Take BI-201 and BI-203 with Minimum grade of C
Offered: Fall Semester Even Years

BI 340 CANCER BIOLOGY   3.00000 Credit(s)
BI 340 is an introduction to the biology of cancer through a format consisting of lectures, student-led discussions, problembased learning, and case studies. Concepts to be covered in this course include tumorigenesis, carcinogenesis, types of cancer, cell cycle regulation and apoptosis, growth factors and cell signaling, oncogenes, tumor suppressors, genomic, chromosomal and cell morphology changes in cancer, and the role of the immune system in cancer. Students also will have the opportunity to explore the ethics and human face of cancer throughout the course. Prerequisite: Take BI-201 BI-203 CH-152 CH 154
Offered: Fall Semester Even Years

BI 345 NEURO BIOLOGY   4.00000 Credit(s)
Covers cell biology of neurons, electrical and biochemical signaling, motor control, sensation and perception, learning and memory, and brain anatomy. Laboratory instruction includes practical investigations and survey research projects into the above topics and related illnesses. Prerequisite: Take BI 112,114,CH 152, 154
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

BI 355 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY   4.00000 Credit(s)
Provides foundations of molecular biology and recombinant DNA technology, analysis of relevant primary journal articles, hands-on training in recombinant DNA techniques, and exposure to the use of computers in DNA sequence analysis and scientific communication. Prerequisite: TAKE BI-201 BI-203 CH-152 CH-154
Offered: Spring Semester Even Years

BI 360 INTERNSHIP-BIOLOGY MAJORS   3.00000-9.00000 Credit(s)
Internships in Biology focus on gaining applied experience through study of a biological topic or an interdisciplinary project that provides majors with an opportunity to gain real-world experience not specifically available in Sacred Heart University's Biology curriculum. Students complete an internship portfolio under the direction of an appropriate professional in consultation with a biology faculty advisor.
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

BI 378 RESTORATION ECOLOGY   3.00000 Credit(s)
Restoration Ecology is the practiceof renewing and restoring degraded, damaged or destroyed ecosystems and habitats in the environment using ecological principles. Prerequisite: Take Bi-202 and Bi-204
Offered: Spring Semester Contact Department

BI 379 RESTORATION ECOLOGY LAB   1.00000 Credit(s)
Restoration Ecology is the practiceof renewing and restoring degraded, damaged or destroyed ecosystems and habitats in the environment using ecological principles. Prerequisite: Take BI-202 and BI-204
Offered: Spring Semester Contact Department

BI 390 SUPERVISED RESEARCH   1.00000-6.00000 Credit(s)
Individual research projects in the basic areas of Biology under the supervision of faculty.
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

BI 398 SENIOR SEMINAR PREP   1.00000 Credit(s)
This course is designed for students to begin working on their Senior Thesis.
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

BI 399 SENIOR SEMINAR   2.00000 Credit(s)
Senior Seminar is the capstone course for the Biology major. The course focuses on review of current research and literature on specialized fields of current interest in biological science. An independent project resulting in a research paper on a current question of scientific, public policy, or ethical focus and a final oral presentation on a selected topic is required.
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

BI ELEC BIOLOGY ELECTIVE   1.00000-9.00000 Credit(s)

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

BI ELECF BIOLOGY FOUNDATIONAL ELECTIVE   1.00000-9.00000 Credit(s)

Offered: As Needed Contact Department