Biology

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College of Arts & Sciences

Human Anatomy

CAS BI 106

Prereq: (CAS BI 105) or equivalent. Intensive preprofessional course for students whose programs require anatomy. Not for biology major or minor credit. Gross structure of the human body; skeletal, muscular, nervous, respiratory, circulatory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Students must register for two sections: lecture and laboratory. Lab requires dissection. Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720; lab fee: $200; total charge: $2920

Summer 1 (May 22-June 28)

Charles Kieswetter

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Biology 1

CAS BI 107

For students who plan to major in the natural sciences or environmental science, and for premedical students. Required for biology majors. No prerequisite. High school biology is assumed. The evolution and diversity of life; principles of ecology; behavioral biology. Students must register for two sections: lecture and laboratory. Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720; lab fee: $200; total charge: $2920

Summer 1 (May 22-June 28)

Frederick Wasserman

Summer 2 (July 3-August 9)

Kari Lavalli

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Biology 2

CAS BI 108

For students planning to major in the natural sciences and for premedical students. Required for biology majors. It is strongly recommended students complete CAS CH 101 (or equivalent) before this course. High school biology is assumed. Cell and molecular biology, Mendelian & molecular genetics, physiology, and neurobiology. Students must register for two sections: lecture and laboratory. Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720; lab fee: $200; total charge: $2920

Summer 1 (May 23-June 29)

Dean Tolan

Summer 2 (July 2-August 9)

Dean Tolan

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Human Infectious Diseases: AIDS to Tuberculosis

CAS BI 114

A study of the world's major human diseases, their causes, effects on history, pathology, and cures. Principles of immunology. Emphasis on present maladies such as AIDS, herpes, cancer, mononucleosis, tuberculosis, influenza, and hepatitis. This course is appropriate for non-majors and students in the health and paramedical sciences (Sargent College). Students must register for two sections: lecture and laboratory. Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS. Not for Biology major or minor credit. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720; lab fee: $200; total charge: $2920

Summer 2 (July 2-August 9)

Leslie Blair

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Cell Biology

CAS BI 203

Prereq: (CAS BI 108 & CAS CH 102) or equivalent. Coreq: (CAS CH 203) or equivalent. Principles of cellular organization and function: biological molecules, flow of genetic information, membranes and subcellular organelles, and cell regulation. Students must attend both lecture and discussion. Students may receive credit for CAS BI 203 or 213, but not both. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 1 (May 23-June 29)

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Genetics

CAS BI 206

Prereq: (CAS BI 108 & CAS CH 203) or equivalent. Principles of classical, molecular, and evolutionary genetics derived from analytical, molecular, and whole genome cytological evidence in animals, plants, and microorganisms. Students must attend both lecture and discussion. Students may receive credit for CAS BI 206 or 216, but not both. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 2 (July 2-August 9)

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Human Physiology

CAS BI 211

Prereq: ((CAS BI 105 or CAS BI 108) & CAS BI 106) or equivalent. Some knowledge of chemistry and anatomy is assumed. Intended mainly for students in health sciences. Not for biology major or minor credit; Biology majors/minors should take CAS BI 315. Introduction to principles of systemic mammalian physiology with special reference to humans. Students must register for two sections: lecture and laboratory. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720; lab fee: $200; total charge: $2920

Summer 2 (July 2-August 9)

Angela Seliga

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Evolution

CAS BI 309

Prereq: (CAS BI 107 & CAS BI 108) or equivalent. Introduction to modern concepts, controversies, and analytical approaches in evolutionary biology. Topics include adaptation, natural and sexual selection, species and speciation, phylogenetics, comparative analysis, basic population and quantitative genetics, origin of novelty, adaptive radiation, development and evolution. Students must attend both lecture and discussion. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 2 (July 3-August 9)

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General Microbiology

CAS BI 311

Prereq: (CAS BI 203 & CAS BI 206) or consent of instructor. Biology of bacteria and related microorganisms; morphology, physiology, genetics, ecology, and control. Brief introduction to pathogenicity and host reactions. Students must register for two sections: lecture and laboratory. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720; lab fee: $200; total charge: $2920

Summer 1 (May 22-June 28)

Qasim Beg

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Systems Physiology

CAS BI 315

Prereq: ((CAS BI 108 or ENG BE 209) and (CAS CH 101 and CAS CH 102)) or equivalent. An introduction to physiological principles applied across all levels of organization (cell, tissue, organ system). Preparation for more advanced courses in physiology. Topics include homeostasis and neural, muscle, respiratory, cardiovascular, renal, endocrine, gastrointestinal, and metabolic physiology. Students must register for two sections: lecture and laboratory. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720; lab fee: $200; total charge: $2920

Summer 1 (May 22-June 28)

Elizabeth Co

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Principles of Neuroscience

CAS BI 325

Prereq: (CAS BI 203) or consent of instructor. Fundamentals of the nervous system, emphasizing synaptic transmission; hierarchical organization; autonomic nervous system; mechanisms of sensory perception; reflexes and motor function; biorhythms; and neural mechanisms of feeding, mating, learning, and memory. Students must register for two sections: lecture and discussion. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 1 (May 22-June 27)

Jen-Wei Lin

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Fundamentals of Biology 3

CAS BI 383

Prereq: (CAS BI 281 & CAS BI 282) and enrollment in Seven-Year Liberal Arts/Medical Education Program. An introduction to physiological principles applied across the levels of organization (cell, tissue, organ systems). Intended to prepare the student for more advanced courses in physiology. Topics include homeostasis and neural, muscle, cardiopulmonary, renal, endocrine, metabolic, and reproductive physiology. Students must register for two sections: lecture and laboratory. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720; lab fee: $200; total charge: $2920

Summer 1 (May 22-June 28)

Elizabeth Co

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Animal Behavior

CAS BI 407

Prereq: (CAS BI 107). Ethological approach to animal behavior; physiological, ontogenic, and phylogenic causes; and adaptive significance of behavior examined within an evolutionary framework, minimally including humans. Students must register for two sections: lecture and laboratory. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720; lab fee: $200; total charge: $2920

Summer 2 (July 3-August 9)

Frederick Wasserman

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Developmental Biology

CAS BI 410

Prereq: (CAS BI 203) or equivalent, or consent of instructor. Contemporary aspects of embryonic development, drawing from current literature. Emphasis on the use of experimental approaches to address topics such as polarity in the egg, body axis specification, embryonic patterning, and organogenesis. Students must attend both lecture and discussion. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 2 (July 3-August 9)

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Biochemistry 1

CAS BI 421

Prereq: (CAS CH 204 or CAS CH 212 or CAS CH 214) or equivalent. Introductory biochemistry. Protein structure and folding, enzyme mechanisms, kinetics, and allostery; nucleic acid structure; macromolecular biosynthesis with emphasis on specificity and fidelity; lipids and membrane structure; vitamins and coenzymes; introduction to intermediary metabolism. Students must register for three sections: lecture, discussion, and a laboratory. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720; lab fee: $200; total charge: $2920

Summer 1 (May 22-June 28)

Blair Szymczyna

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Biology of Stem Cells

CAS BI 551

Prereq: (CAS BI 203 or CAS BI 206) , or consent of instructor. Views on stem cell research range from assumptions of a potential cure for most diseases to fears that it will depreciate the value of human life. This course equips students with the science that underlies this discussion, including the biological properties of stem cells and the experimental hurdles to utilization in regenerative medicine. Students must attend both lecture and discussion. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 1 (May 22-June 28)

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Molecular Biology 1

CAS BI 552

Prereq: (CASBI203 or CASBI213) and (CASBI206 or CASBI216). Synthesis, structure, and function of biologically important macromolecules (DNA, RNA, and proteins). Regulation and control of the synthesis of RNA and proteins. Introduction to molecular biology of eukaryotes. Discussion of molecular biological techniques, including genetics and recombinant DNA techniques. Students must attend both lecture and discussion. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 1 (May 22-June 28)

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The Neurobiology of Consciousness and Evolution of Language

CAS BI 594

Exploration of the neuroscience of imagination from neurons to memory to neurological control of novel conscious experiences. The course covers what makes the brain and human language unique as well as the selectional forces that shaped the brains of our ancestors. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 1 (May 22-June 28)

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Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

Animal Behavior

GRS BI 607

Ethological approach to animal behavior. Physiological, ontogenic, and phylogenic causes and adaptive significance of behavior are examined within an evolutionary framework, minimally including humans. Students must register for two sections: lecture and laboratory. 4 cr. Tuition: $6372; lab fee: $200; total charge: $6572

Summer 2 (July 3-August 9)

Frederick Wasserman

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Developmental Biology

GRS BI 610

Contemporary aspects of development, drawing from current literature. Emphasis on the use of experimental approaches to address topics such as polarity in the egg, body axis specification, embryonic patterning and organogenesis. Students must attend both lecture and discussion. 4 cr. Tuition: $6372

Summer 2 (July 3-August 9)

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