BIOLOGY



BIOL 5501-Selected Topics in

Botany..........................................................3.00 credits

This course will emphasize the principles of vascular plant function, including transduction of water and solutes, photosynthesis, respiration and hormonal regulation of growth and development.


BIOL 5502-Selected topics in

Zoology.......................................................3.00 credits

This course will emphasize basic concepts of invertebrate zoology.  The students (in-service teachers) in the course will help determine course content based upon their specific needs.


BIOL 5503-Selected Topics in Human

Biology........................................................3.00 credits

This course will emphasize various aspects of human morphology and physiology. The topics will be selected to reflect the interests and needs of the students participating in the course.


BIOL 5504-Ecology.................................3.00 credits

This course will emphasize principles and concepts of modern ecology. Investigative activities will include analysis of aquatic (marine and freshwater) terrestrial ecosystems.


BIOL 5506-Genetics................................3.00 credits

A review of the basic principles of inheritance and classical genetics with detailed emphasis on molecular genetics, population and eugenics will be covered in this course.


BIOL 5508-Parasitology.........................3.00 credits

A detailed study of the common parasites of man and domestic animals will be investigated in this course. Some emphasis will be placed on life cycles and vectors.


BIOL 5510-Microbiology........................3.00 credits

This course will emphasize concepts and principles of bacteria, fungi and other microbial groups. Some attention will be given to morphological, physiological and biomedical relationships in these groups.


BIOL 5513-Mammalian Physiology......3.00 credits

This course will emphasize the homeostatic mechanisms of such organ systems as cardiovascular, nervous, gastrointestinal, respiratory and genital urinary.


BIOL 5515 Selected Topics in

Biology.........................................................3.00 credits

This course will enhance and reinforce biological concepts and principles for biology teachers. Emphasis will also be placed on biology methodology and computer utilization for middle grades and secondary teachers.

 

BIOL 5518 Biotechnology......................3.00 credits

his course will emphasize the study of gene structure and regulation. Consideration will be given to DNA structure and replication, RNA transcription and processing, protein synthesis and the mechanisms which regulate gene expression. Emphasis will be placed on the study of the above topic using current biotechnology techniques and applications.


BIOL 5519 Plant Biology........................3.00 credits

Particular attention will be placed on the identification, selection and use of materials for correlating the study of plants with other subjects. Students will develop a base knowledge that will enhance his/her effectiveness in planning and executing laboratory and field exercises in botany that will complement lecture presentations.