Biology Department Course Offerings - Spring 2014

BIOL2103: HUMAN ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY II, Dr. Kauffman, MWF 12:30 pm-01:20 pm

BIOL2141: HUMAN ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY LAB II, Dr. Kauffman, R 9:30-12:15 pm OR 2:30-05:15 pm

       Course Description: Second course in a two-course sequence. Study of the structure and function of the human body. Circulatory, excretory, digestive, immunological, and reproductive systems.

       Prerequisite: BIOL 2003 Human Anatomy & Physiology I.

       Required for BMED degree; also req. for Physician Assistant (P.A.) and Physical Therapy (P.T.) schools; recommended for some optometry and pharmacy schools.

       Does not count as biology elective for BIOL or CELL or ENVS degree plans.

BIOL2214: GENERAL BOTANY, Dr. Ryburn, MWF 11:00 am-11:50 am, Lab W 2:30 pm-05:15 pm

       Course Description: This is a survey course designed to examine plant structure and function. The emphasis is on mechanisms of plant adaptation to the environment. The laboratory involves hands-on activities related to concepts and principles discussed in lecture. Three hours of lecture/discussion and three hours of laboratory each week.

       Prerequisite: BIOL 1214 Fundamentals of Biology

       Required for BIOL and ENVS degree plans.

       Counts as elective for BMED and CELL degree plans.

BIOL2314: INTRODUCTORY MICROBIOLOGY, Ms. Paulk, TR 11:00 am-12:15 pm, Lab T 2:30 pm-05:15 pm

       Course Description: This course, intended for nursing majors and students who plan to enter allied health fields, is an introduction to the structural and functional characteristics of microbes with a focus on bacteria and viruses. The importance of microbes to human health and welfare is a principle perspective in the architecture of this course. The laboratory component is devoted to the acquisition of skills required in the study of bacteria. Three hours of lecture/discussion and three hours of laboratory each week.

       Prerequisites: CHEM 1025 or equivalent and BIOL 2003 or equivalent, or permission of the instructor.

       This class or General Micro req. for BMED degree plan.

       Does not count as biology elective for BIOL or CELL or ENVS degree plans.

BIOL2414: GENERAL ZOOLOGY, Dr. Kauffman, MWF 11:00 am-11:50 am, Lab W 2:30 pm-05:15 pm

       Course Description: This course is a study of animal structure and function with an emphasis on animal diversity and mechanisms of adaptation to the environment. Most laboratory sessions include dissection of preserved specimens of the animals discussed in lecture. Three hours of lecture/discussion and three hours of laboratory each week.

       Prerequisites: BIOL 1214 or equivalent, or BIOL 2003, 2041, 2013, and 2141, or permission of instructor.

       Required for BIOL and ENVS degree plans.

       Counts as elective for BMED and CELL degree plans.

BIOL2852: BLUE THUMB (SERVICE LEARNING), Ms. Landon, M 2:30-5:15pm

       Course Description: Students will learn aquatic field methods, how to analyze observational data, and perform a lasting service for the State of Oklahoma. Students will test water chemistry and collect and subsample aquatic life. All coursework is performed during class time.

       No prerequisites.

       There is no book required for this course. All materials will be provided.

       This course counts as Service-Learning.

       Does not count as biology elective for any departmental degree program.

BIOL2852: MEDICAL VOCABULARY, Dr. Gaudin, MF 9:00 am-9:50 am

       Course Description: This course is designed for students who are in the biomedical track or premedicine track. The course focuses exclusively on terminology required for medical practitioners.

       Required for BMED degree plan; strongly recommended before taking Human A & P I; also strongly recommended for all students who plan to take content-based exams such as the MCAT, DAT, PCAT, OAT or GRE Biology.

       Does not count as biology elective for BIOL or CELL or ENVS degree plans.

BIOL3071: CLINICAL DECISION-MAKING FOR PREHEALTH PROFESSIONALS, Dr. McNeill, W 12:30-2:20 pm

       Course Description: This seminar style discussion course will employ clinical case studies to exercise critical thinking skills used in patient care.

       Junior or Senior standing required.

BIOL3103: ADVANCED PRINCIPLES IN BIOLOGY, Dr. Gaudin, TR 9:30 am-10:45 am

       Course Description: Detailed coverage of processes that are fundamental to the study of biology, including a study of biological macromolecules, enzymes and metabolic processes, cell structure, and gene expression.

       Prerequisite: BIOL 1214.

       Required for BIOL and BMED degree plans.

       Counts as elective for Biology and ENVS degree, but does not count as biology elective course for CELL degree program.

BIOL3314: PRINCIPLES OF ECOLOGY, Dr. Stancampiano, MWF 10:00 am-10:50 am, Lab M 2:30-05:15 pm

       Course Description: This course is designed for biology majors. Emphasis is placed on ecological theory in an effort to explain the development and maintenance of natural ecosystems. Field trips are included. Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory each week.

       Prerequisite BIOL 1214 or equivalent.

       Required for ENVS degree.

       Counts as biology elective for BIOL, BMED, or CELL degree programs.

BIOL3514: CELL BIOLOGY, Dr. Mullen, TR 11:00 am-12:15 pm, Lab R 2:30 pm-05:15 pm

       Course Description: Principles of cellular activity, molecular structure and protoplasm, surface and osmotic phenomena, permeability, energy exchange mechanisms, and the biochemistry of cellular replication. Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory each week.

       Prerequisite: BIOL 1214 and Jr./Sr. standing or permission of instructor.

       Required for the CELL degree plan

       Counts as biology elective for BIOL, BMED, or ENVS degree programs.

BIOL3852: DIRECTED STUDY IN BIOLOGY: ANIMAL EVOLUTIONARY ECOLOGY, Dr. Stancampiano, T 11:00-12:40

BIOL3852: DIRECTED STUDY IN BIOLOGY: BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMATICS, Dr. Ryburn, T 2:30 pm-04:10 pm

       Course Description: Through the evaluation of primary scientific literature, students will explore the classical, traditional, and/or modern scientific knowledge and current research related to a specialized area of biological science. This course requires weekly preparations, discussions, and presentations of summaries of scientific literature and is a prerequisite for the Biology Capstone.

       Jr or Sr standing recommended

       Juniors who have not taken a Directed Study course (or performed undergrad research) must take Directed Study in the Spring in order to prepare them for Capstone in the fall of their Sr year.

BIOL4403: ADVANCED BIOCHEMISTRY, Dr. Gaudin, MWF 10:00 am-10:50 am

       Course Description: Detailed analysis of selected areas of intermediary metabolism with an introduction to enzyme and hormone research. Three hours of lecture/discussion each week. Prerequisite: CHEM 3714 or BIOL 3714.

       Counts as biology elective for all departmental degree programs.

       Strongly recommended for Medical, Dental, and Pharmacy schools.

BIOL4861: VERTEBRATE FAUNA OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Dr. Stancampiano, (Jan. 4 - Jan. 10 only)

       Course Description: Seven day field excursion exploring the vertebrate animals of the Rio Grande Valley of southern Texas. Trip fee of $400.00 required; covers all transportation, food, and lodging.

       Counts as biology elective for all departmental degree programs.

BIOL4864: ECOLOGY OF THE SOUTHWEST, Dr. Ryburn, (course time decided once all have enrolled)

       Course Description: Course explores the general concepts of natural history; including, but not confined, to geology and ecology of the Colorado Plateau and southern Rocky Mountain regions. Two hours of lecture once a week during spring semester, culminating in a 10-day field excursion to the American Southwest May 13-22. Trip fee of $450.00 required; covers all transportation, food, and lodging.

       Counts as biology elective for all departmental degree programs.