BIOL 130 | Introductory Cell Biology and Genetics

Units: 4

Course Description: Lecture, 3 hours; laboratory 3 hours. One of two courses in the lower-division series required of biology majors. Provides an introduction to structure, molecular processes and physiology of cells, as well as mechanisms of inheritance and evolution. Satisfies GE, category B2 and GE lab requirement.

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 115A is recommended.

BIOL 342 | Molecular Genetics

Units: 4

Course Description: Lecture, 3 hours; laboratory, 3 hours. Gene structure and function at the level of DNA, RNA, and protein interactions. Emphasis on molecular analytical techniques used for genetic analysis in a diversity of prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms.

Prerequisites: BIOL 320, BIOL 325, CHEM 335A

BIOL 484 | Applied Bioinformatics

Units: 5

3 hours lecture and 3 hours lab. This course will introduce web based and command line tools developed for the analysis of DNA, RNA and protein sequences. This course will place an emphasis on the application of computational tools and approaches for the analyses of biological datasets available from a variety of open source databases. Students will gain hands-on experience performing data analyses such as multiple sequence alignments, genome browsing, visualization of phylogenetic relationships, and modeling of protein structure.

Prerequisites: BIOL 321

BIOL 497 | Ichthology

Units: 3

Course Description: Lecture, 3 hours. Ichthyology is the study of fishes, and includes a wide range of topics including taxonomy, systematics, biogeography, anatomy, physiology, behavior and ecology. This course will focus on form and function, behavior, physiology, life history, and ecology of freshwater and marine fishes.

Prerequisites: BIOL 320 & BIOL 321

BIOL 500s | Gradaute Seminar

Units: 2

Course Description: Various topics in adaptation, gene function, physiology, biomedical research and ecology

Prerequisites: Graduate student in good standing