Biology Undergraduate Courses

Click on any course title below to read its description. Courses offered in the upcoming semester include a schedule, and are indicated by a label to the right of the title.

MET BI 105 Introductory Biology for Health Sciences (N)
Fall ‘14

Principles of biology: emphasis on cellular structure, heredity, development, and organic evolution. Intended for nonmajors as well as for those concentrating in the health and paramedical sciences. Laboratory course. Three hours lecture, two hours lab.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 LEC Grossman PRB 148 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
C1 LAB Pasino SCI 313 W 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET BI 106 Human Anatomy (N)

Gross structure of the human body: skeletal, muscular, nervous, respiratory, circulatory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Laboratory course. Three hours lecture, two hours lab.   [ 4 cr. ]

MET BI 107 Biology I: Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Fall ‘14

Assumes year of high school biology and chemistry. For premedical students and students who plan to concentrate in the natural sciences. Required of biology concentrators. It is recommended that MET CH 101 and CH 102 be taken prior to or concurrently with this sequence. Each course has three hours lecture and three hours lab.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 LEC Lavalli CGS 321 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
C1 LAB Spilios SCI 311 W 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET BI 108 Biology II: Cells, Genetics, Development, and Physiology

Assumes year of high school biology and chemistry. For premedical students and students who plan to concentrate in the natural sciences. Required of biology concentrators. It is recommended that MET CH 101 and CH 102 be taken prior to or concurrently with this sequence. Each course has three hours lecture and three hours lab. Course examines cells, genetics, development, physiology, and neurobiology.   [ 4 cr. ]

MET BI 203 Cell Biology (CM)
Fall ‘14

Principles of cellular organization and function: biological molecules, enzymes, bioenergetics, membranes, motility, regulatory mechanisms. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 LEC Adams CAS 114A M 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A1 Adams CAS 114A W 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
C1 DIS Adams CAS 114A W 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
MET BI 206 Genetics (CM)

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.   [ 4 cr. ]

MET BI 211 Human Physiology (N)
Fall ‘14

Designed for non-biology majors. Introduction to physiology. Principles of physiology with special reference to humans. Laboratory course. Three hours lecture, three hours lab.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 LAB Pasino SCI 438 T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
D1 LEC Pasino PRB 146 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET BI 303 Ecology (EBE)

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.   [ 4 cr. ]

MET BI 315 Systems Physiology (PER/NEURO)

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.   [ 4 cr. ]

MET BI 407 Animal Behavior (EBE)
Fall ‘14

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.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 LEC Wasserman BRB 121 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
C1 LAB Wasserman SCI 415 W 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET BI 471 Readings in Biology

see department  [ Var cr. ]

MET BI 491 Research in Biology
Fall ‘14

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.   [ Var cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 DRS Staff ARR
MET BI 492 Research in Biology
Fall ‘14

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.   [ Var cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 DRS Staff ARR
MET BI 552 Molecular Biology (CM)

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.   [ 4 cr. ]

MET BI 607 Animal Behavior (EBE)

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.   [ 4 cr. ]