Courses

  • MET BI 206: Genetics (CM)
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET BI 108; or equivalent.
    MET CH 203 recommended. Principles of heredity as derived from genetic, biochemical, and cytological evidence in animals, plants, and microorganisms. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion.
  • MET BI 211: Human Physiology (N)
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET BI 105; or equivalent.
    Designed for non-biology majors. Introduction to physiology. Principles of physiology with special reference to humans. Laboratory course. Three hours lecture, three hours lab.
  • MET BI 303: Ecology (EBE)
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET BI 107.
    Basic principles of ecology, population dynamics and behavior, interrelationships of plants and animals and their physical and chemical environment. Structure and function of ecosystems and community dynamics. Laboratory course. Three hours lecture, three hours lab.
  • MET BI 315: Systems Physiology (PER/NEURO)
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET BI 108 and MET BI 203.
    An introduction to the basic physiological principles applied across all levels of organization (cell, tissue, organ system) and intended to prepare the student for more advanced courses in physiology. Topics include homeostasis, neural, muscle, cardiopulmonary, renal, endocrine, and reproductive physiology. Three hours lecture, three hours lab.
  • MET BI 407: Animal Behavior (EBE)
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET BI 107; or equivalent.
    Ethological approach to animal behavior, including humans; physiological, ontogenetic, and phylogenetic causes and adaptive significance of behavior within an evolutionary framework. Laboratory course. Three hours lecture, three hours lab.
  • MET BI 491: Research in Biology
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: senior standing, minimum GPA of 3.0 (B) in biology, consent of instructor, and approval of research outline by Department of Biology.
    Laboratory or field research projects in biology may be chosen under supervision of Department of Biology. Minimum 12 hours per week in laboratory or fieldwork, not including preparation or evaluation time. Both semesters of research may count toward concentration credit in biology if two semesters of work are completed.
  • MET BI 492: Research in Biology
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: senior standing, minimum GPA of 3.0 (B) in biology, consent of instructor, and approval of research outline by Department of Biology.
    Laboratory or field research projects in biology may be chosen under supervision of Department of Biology. Minimum 12 hours per week in laboratory or fieldwork, not including preparation or evaluation time. Both semesters of research may count toward concentration credit in biology if two semesters of work are completed.
  • MET BI 552: Molecular Biology (CM)
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET BI 203, BI 206, or consent of instructor.
    Graduate Prerequisites: MET BI 203 and MET BI 206; or consent of instructor.
    Structure, synthesis, and control of biologically important macromolecules, especially DNA, RNA, and proteins. Biochemistry of transcription and translation of genetic material. Introduction to molecular problems peculiar to eukaryotes. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion.
  • MET BI 607: Animal Behavior (EBE)
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET BI 107 or equivalent.
    Graduate Prerequisites: MET BI 107; or equivalent.
    Ethological approach to animal behavior, including humans; physiological, ontogenetic, and phylogenetic causes and adaptive significance of behavior within an evolutionary framework. Laboratory course. Three hours lecture, three hours lab.
  • MET CH 101: General Chemistry I (N)
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: two years of high school algebra.
    For science concentrators, premedical students, and students in related fields. Stoichiometry, states of matter, acids and bases, equilibrium, and selected chemical systems. Laboratory course. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, three hours lab per week, and one hour postlab discussion per week.
  • MET CH 102: General Chemistry II (N)
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET CH 101; or equivalent.
    For science concentrators, premedical students, and students in related fields. Covers thermodynamics, atomic structure and bonding, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics, and selected chemical systems. Laboratory course. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, three hours lab, and one hour postlab discussion per week.
  • MET CH 103: General Chemistry I--Lecture (N)
    Lecture component of MET CH 101. See CH 101 course description. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion per week.
  • MET CH 104: General Chemistry II--Lecture (N)
    Lecture component of MET CH 102. See CH 102 course description. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion.
  • MET CH 105: General Chemistry I--Laboratory (N)
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET CH 103; two years of high school algebra, MET CH 103, or equivalent.
    For students who have already taken the lecture portion of CH 101. Three hours lab, one hour postlab discussion per week.
  • MET CH 106: General Chemistry II--Laboratory (N)
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET CH 104; or equivalent.
    Laboratory component of MET CH 102. For students who have already taken the lecture portion of CH 102. Three hours lab, one hour postlab discussion per week.
  • MET CH 171: Principles of General Chemistry (N)
    Introduction to chemistry: separation and purification of matter, atomic theory, structure of atoms, molecules and chemical bonding, chemical formulas, equations, stoichiometry; water, solutions, concentration, acids, bases, pH and buffers; gases; reaction kinetics and equilibrium, and radioactivity. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, one hour prelab lecture, and three hours lab.
  • MET CH 172: Principles of Organic and Biochemistry (NS)
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET CH 171.
    Organic chemistry: structure, stereochemistry, and reactions of carbon compounds; emphasis on compounds of biochemical interest: polysaccharides, lipids, nucleic acids, and proteins. Biochemistry: structure and function of molecules of biological importance; metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, and amino acids. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, one hour prelab lecture, and three hours lab.
  • MET CH 174: Principles of Organic and Biochemistry (NS)
    Prereq: MET CH 171 or CH 101, 102. Organic chemistry: structure, stereochemistry, and reactions of carbon compounds; emphasis on compounds of biochemical interest: polysaccharides, lipids, nucleic acids, and proteins. Biochemistry: structure and function of molecules of biological importance; metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, and amino acids. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion.
  • MET CH 203: Organic Chemistry
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET CH 102; or equivalent.
    Structure and reactivity of organic compounds. Synthesis, reaction mechanisms, bonding, stereochemistry, laboratory methods. Coverage of the families of organic compounds, including molecules of biological interest. Laboratory course. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, one hour prelab lecture, and three-and-a-half hours work period alternate weeks. Laboratory course.
  • MET CH 204: Organic Chemistry
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET CH 102; or equivalent.
    Structure and reactivity of organic compounds. Synthesis, reaction mechanisms, bonding, stereochemistry, laboratory methods. Coverage of the families of organic compounds, including molecules of biological interest. Laboratory course. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, one hour prelab lecture, and three-and-a-half hours work period alternate weeks. Laboratory course.