Jun 23, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
2022-2023 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

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BIOL 298 - Special Topics in Biology

Semester Hours: 2-4

Fall, Spring

Lectures and seminars on special advanced topics in biology. Emphasis is on subjects of the current investigation, the scientific literature, and theoretical and philosophical aspects of research.

Current Special Topics

Plant Cell Biology and Development

The course is designed to emphasize the dynamic exchange of information between the environment, cells, tissues, and organs that control morphogenesis and development to establish the functional plant. Using a mechanistic approach, the course will explore how plants change developmental processes in order to survive in an ever-changing environment. The lab will be a combination of descriptive and experimental components designed to emphasize the approaches common to the study of plant development. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.

Advanced Invertebrate Zoology

Course Description: The diversity of invertebrates is explored while focusing on their evolutionary relationships. The functional morphology and natural history of representative species are examined in lectures and laboratories. Students complete individual research projects utilizing local invertebrates collected during field trips. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.)

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
May be repeated for credit when topics vary.  (Formerly BIO 253A)

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