University of Vermont

2007-08 Online Catalogue

Graduate Courses in Biology (BIOL)

BIOL 202 - Quantitative Biology
Topics in quantitative methods in biological research, including statistics and computer-based analysis. Prerequisites: One of BCOR 101, BCOR 102, BCOR 103; MATH 019, MATH 020.
Credits: 3.00
BIOL 203 - Population Ecology
Analysis of growth, regulation, and interrelations of biological populations in theoretical, laboratory, and natural systems. Prerequisite: BCOR 102.
Credits: 3.00
BIOL 204 - Adv Genetics Laboratory
Discussions and Laboratories to provide experience with modern genetic techniques. Bench work and data analysis emphasized. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: BCOR 101
Credits: 2.00 or 4.00
BIOL 205 - Adv Genetics Laboratory
Discussions and Laboratories to provide experience with modern genetic techniques. Bench work and data analysis emphasized. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: BCOR 101
Credits: 2.00 or 4.00
BIOL 208 - Morphology&Evolution Insects
Systematics, morphology, and anatomy of insect taxa, with comparisons to related arthropods. Prerequisite: BCOR 102.
Credits: 0.00 or 4.00
BIOL 209 - Field Zoology
Collection, identification, and ecology of arthropods. Substantial field collecting. Prerequisite: BCOR 102.
Credits: 0.00 or 4.00
BIOL 212 - Comparative Histology
Anatomy of tissues, chiefly vertebrate. Tissue similarities and specializations of organs among the various groups of animals in relation to function. Prerequisite: 104.
Credits: 0.00 or 4.00
BIOL 217 - Mammalogy
Classification, identification, morphology, evolution, and distribution of mammals. Prerequisite: BCOR 102.
Credits: 0.00 or 4.00
BIOL 219 - Compar/Func Vertebrate Anatomy
Structure, function, and phylogeny, with evolutionary and functional trends of all chordate groups. Prerequisite: Two courses from BCOR 101, BCOR 102, BCOR 103.
Credits: 4.00
BIOL 223 - Developmental Biology
An analysis of the cellular, subcellular, molecular, and genetic mechanisms that operate during oogenesis and embryogenesis in invertebrate and vertebrate organisms. Prerequisite: BCOR 101, BIOL 103.
Credits: 3.00
BIOL 225 - Physiological Ecology
Processes by which animals cope with moderate, changing, and extreme environments. Prerequisites: BCOR 102, 104.
Credits: 3.00
BIOL 238 - Winter Ecology
Natural history and winter adaptation of plants and animals of western Maine. Field work during winter break; oral and written report completed during spring semester. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
BIOL 246 - Ecological Parasitology
Parasite-host interactions examined with evolutionary perspective. Topics include the origin of parasites, evolution of virulence, and ecological consequences of parasitism. Laboratory includes original experiments. Prerequisite: BCOR 102.
Credits: 1.00 or 3.00
BIOL 254 - Population Genetics
Methods of detecting and investigating genetic variation, as well as its causes and consequences. Applications from medicine, forensics, and environmental biology are emphasized. Pre/co-requisite: BCOR 101.
Credits: 0.00 to 4.00
BIOL 255 - Comparative Physiology
Physiology at the organ, systems, and organismal levels. Capstone course to consolidate biological concepts. Pre/co-requisites: BCOR 101, BCOR 102, BCOR 103.
Credits: 0.00 or 4.00
BIOL 261 - Neurobiology
Focus on molecular and cellular aspects of the nervous system. Electrical signaling, synaptic transmission, signal transduction, neural development, plasticity and disease. Prerequisite: BCOR 103. Cross-listed with: ANNB 261.
Credits: 3.00
BIOL 262 - Neurobiology Techniques
Extensive study of laboratory methods used in modern research on the function of the nervous system. Techniques from electrophysiology, cell biology, biochemistry and genetics. Pre/co-requisites: BCOR 103, BIOL 261.
Credits: 4.00
BIOL 263 - Genetics Cell Cycle Regulation
Molecular events during the cell cycle; mutants defective in cell cycling; comparison of normal and transformed (cancer) cell cycling. Prerequisite: BCOR 101 or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
BIOL 264 - Community Ecology
Theoretical and empirical analyses of community structure. Topics include population growth, metapopulation dynamics, competition, predation, species diversity, niches, disturbance succession, island biogeography, and conservation biology. Prerequisite: BCOR 102; at least Junior standing.
Credits: 3.00
BIOL 265 - Developmntl Molecular Genetics
Current topics in developmental genetics explored through lectures and discussions of current literature; emphasis on molecular approaches. Prerequisites: BCOR 101. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.00
BIOL 267 - Molecular Endocrinology
Study of hormone action at the cellular and molecular level. Prerequisite: BCOR 101.
Credits: 4.00
BIOL 270 - Speciation and Phylogeny
Contribution of modern research in such fields as genetics, systematics, distribution, and serology to problems of evolutionary change. Prerequisite: BCOR 101, BCOR 102 recommended.
Credits: 3.00
BIOL 271 - Evolution
Basic concepts in evolution will be covered, including the causes of evolutionary change, speciation, phylogenetics, and the history of life. Pre/co-requisites: BCOR 102 or permission of the Instructor.
Credits: 3.00
BIOL 281 - Biology Seminar
Review and discussion of current biological research. Attendance required of Biology Graduate students. Seniors in biological research programs may enroll for 0 credits.
Credits: 0.00 to 1.00
BIOL 282 - Eco Lunch
Review and discussion of current research. Attendance required of Biology Graduate students. Seniors in research programs may enroll for 0 credits.
Credits: 0.00 to 1.00
BIOL 283 - Ecology-Evolution Journal Club
Review and discussion of current research. Attendance required of Biology Graduate students. Seniors in biological research programs may enroll for 0 credits.
Credits: 0.00 to 1.00
BIOL 284 - Cell Lunch
Review and discussion of current research. Attendance required of Biology Graduate students. Seniors in research programs may enroll for 0 credits.
Credits: 0.00 or 1.00
BIOL 295 - Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 0.00 to 4.00
BIOL 296 - Advanced Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 0.00 to 4.00
BIOL 301 - Cell Biology
Advanced survey of cell organelles, their composition, origin, and the relationship between their structure and function. Emphasis on recent literature and current controversies. Prerequisite: CHEM 142; Graduate standing in Biology or Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: CLBI 301, PBIO 301.
Credits: 3.00
BIOL 302 - Specialized Cells & Cell Proc
Current issues and research in the field of plant, invertebrate, mammalian cell, and molecular biology. Prerequisite: BIOL 301. Cross-listed with: CLBI 302.
Credits: 3.00
BIOL 371 - Graduate Colloquium
Topics of current faculty and graduate student interest presented in a seminar-discussion format. Specific titles for colloquia will be listed in the course schedule.
Credits: 1.00
BIOL 381 - Special Topics
Readings with conferences, small seminar groups, or laboratories intended to contribute to the programs of graduate students in phases of zoology for which formal courses are not available. Prerequisite: An undergraduate major in life science.
Credits: 0.00 to 4.00
BIOL 391 - Master's Thesis Rsch
Credit as arranged.
Credits: 1.00 to 10.00
BIOL 491 - Doctoral Dissertation Rsch
Credits: 1.00 to 10.00
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