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BIO 1A - Biological Dynamics (4)
An introduction to the science of biology and the variety of organisms in the biosphere. Topics presented include theories relative to the origin of life, molecular biology, cellular structure and function, evolution as a unifying principle in biology, and processes of inheritance. Laboratory experiences give students an opportunity to understand scientific methods of investigation. Lecture 3 hrs., Laboratory 3 hrs. GS-II,IIID

BIO 1B - Biological Dynamics (4)
An introduction to the study of biology and the variety of organisms at the organismic, population, and environmental levels. Included are topics dealing with the structures and coordination of functions of complex multicellular organisms, biological factors that support community life systems, ecological interrelationships of plants and animals, and human impact upon the environment. Lecture 3 hrs., Laboratory 3 hrs. Prerequisite: BIO 1A. GS-II,IIID

BIO 105 - Immunology (4)
Basic principles and theories of immune mechanisms. Topics include innate immunity, antibody stimulation and production, cellular immunity and cell interactions, autoimmunity, tissue transplantation, immune deficiency, diagnostic and technological applications of immunological techniques. Lecture 3 hrs., Laboratory 3 hrs. Prerequisite: BIO 3 or 1AB or 50AB

BIO 125 - Developmental Biology (4)
This course presents a comprehensive study of the patterns and processes that underlie animal development from conception through old age. The overall approach to this discipline is to address each of the major topical areas from both conceptual and comparative viewpoints so that students develop broad based and in-depth understanding of developmental process and the results of each process. - Topics will include the molecular level control of gene expression during development, the cellular basis of morphogenesis and pattern formation, molecular and cellular level bases of differentiation, induction and growth of the embryo. Also, the course will examine the phenomena of regeneration and remodeling as they pertain to the development of appropriate organisms. Laboratory studies will include the examination of selected developmental systems such as ciliated protozoans, flatworms, sea urchins, chicks and humans. Prerequisites: Biology 1AB and/or 50AB. Lecture 3 hrs., Laboratory 3 hrs.

BIO 130 - Genetics (4)
Basic concepts of genetics including classical genetics and molecular genetics. Examines genetics of prokaryotes and eukaryotes. - Topics include Mendelian - inheritance, gene replication, expression and regulation, mutations, transposable elements, population genetics, and - introduction to biotechnology. - Lecture 3 hrs., Laboratory 3 hrs. Prerequisite: BIO 1AB or BIO 50AB.

BIO 135 - Techniques in Molecular Biology (4)
An overview of the techniques used in genetic engineering. Emphasis will be placed on the structure, handling and manipulation of nucleic acids. Current topics in genetic engineering such as transgenic animals and human gene therapy will be discussed. Laboratory studies include isolation and analysis of DNA, cloning genes, preparation and screening of genomic libraries, and hybridization techniques such as Southern and Northern blotting. Lecture 3 hrs. Laboratory 3 hrs. Prerequisites: A grade of C- or above in BIO lA/B and CHEM lA/B

BIO 151 - Medical Physiology (4)
A detailed study of the functional processes of the human body from the molecular to the organ system levels; dynamics of fluid balance, control mechanisms, transport systems, aging, and neuroendocrine and neuromuscular integration will be included. - References to pathophysiology will be made. Laboratory activities include the use of multiple monitoring and data acquisition systems. - Lecture 3 hrs., Laboratory 3 hrs. Prerequisite: BIO 1AB, CHE 1AB.

BIO 152 - Cellular Biology (4)
This course involves in-depth analysis of eukaryotic cell structure and function. Topics include membrane structure and transport, cell communication, synthesis and trafficking of proteins, and the cytoskeleton. Laboratory techniques will include experimental techniques in cellular biology, including sub-cellular fractionation, cell culture, histochemistry, microscopy, and spectrophotometry. - Lecture 3 hrs. Laboratory 3 hrs. Prerequisites: A grade of C- or above in BIO 1AB, CHE 6A.

BIO 180 - Endocrinology (4)
A study of the molecular synthesis and physiological functions of hormones in living systems especially as they are understood in humans. - The course will cover neuroendocrine controls, genetics of hormone synthesis, mechanisms of hormone action, reproductive physiology, - somatic growth and development, thyroid and adrenal gland physiology, - glucose and calcium homeostases, and the integration and assessment of endocrine functions with the use of clinical examples throughout - the course. Lecture 3 hrs. Laboratories will be individually designed and directed. Prerequisites: - BIO 135, BIO 151, CHE 6A/B.