University of Vermont

2013-2014 Catalogue

Courses offered by the Biological Science


Courses in BioCore

BCOR 011 - Exploring Biology
Exploring biology from cells to organisms. Topics include origins of life; ancestral organisms; uni- and multi- cellular energetics; evolution of respiration and metabolism ; and the genetic code. Credit not given for both BCOR 011 and BIOL 001. Pre/co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment or credit in CHEM 031 or CHEM 032.
Credits: 4.
BCOR 012 - Exploring Biology
An evolutionary perspective to exploring biology. Topics include: patterns of inheritance; Darwinian evolution; evolution of biodiversity; ecology of organisms; human effects on biological systems. Credit not given for both BCOR 012 and BIOL 002. Pre/co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment or credit in CHEM 031 or CHEM 032.
Credits: 4.
BCOR 021 - Accelerated Biology
Selected topics from the full year of introductory biology, compressed into one semester. For students with demonstrated mastery of basic biology (e.g., AP credit). Permission required. Credit not given for BCOR 021 and BIOL 001 or BCOR 011. Pre/co-requisites: Concurrent enrollment or credit in CHEM 031 or CHEM 035.
Credits: 0-4.
BCOR 095 - Introductory Special Topics
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Credits: 1-18.
BCOR 096 - Introductory Special Topics
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Credits: 1-18.
BCOR 101 - Genetics
The basis of inheritance, covering topics from classical genetics to modern molecular studies. Analysis of genetic data emphasized, from prokaryotic, animal, and plant systems. Pre/co-requisite: BIOL 001 and BIOL 002 or CHEM 031, CHEM 032, organic chemistry recommended. BCOR 011 and BCOR 012;
Credits: 3.
BCOR 102 - Ecology and Evolution
Ecosystem and community structure; population growth; species interactions and niche dynamics; population and chromosomal genetics; speciation in fossil records; ecology of animal behavior; applied ecology. Pre/co-requisite: BIOL 001 and BIOL 002 or BCOR 011and BCOR 012; MATH 019 or MATH 021.
Credits: 4.
BCOR 103 - Molecular and Cell Biology
Explores the fundamental processes of life. Topics include cellular metabolism; structure and function of organelles; cell cycle; signal transduction; biology of cancer. Pre/co-requisite: BIOL 001 and BIOL 002, or CHEM 031, CHEM 032. CHEM 141, BCOR 101 recommended. BCOR 011 and BCOR 012;
Credits: 4.
BCOR 195 - Intermediate Special Topics
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Credits: 1-18.
BCOR 196 - Intermediate Special Topics
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Credits: 1-18.
BCOR 295 - Advanced Special Topics
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Credits: 1-18.
BCOR 296 - Advanced Special Topics
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Credits: 1-18.

Courses in Biological Sciences

BSCI 195 - Biological Sciences Seminar
Presentations and discussion of selected topics by students, staff, and invited guests. Suggested attendance for all First-Year and transfer students in Biological Science for one semester.
Credits: 1.
BSCI 196 - Biological Sciences Seminar
Presentations and discussion of selected topics by students, staff, and invited guests. Suggested attendance for all First-Year and transfer students in Biological Science for one semester.
Credits: 1.
BSCI 197 - Undergrad Research
Special study and research activity under direction of qualified staff member. Requires written proposal and final project report. Prerequisite: Research advisor and Department Chair permission. Credit as approved with maximum of six hours for undergraduate program.
Credits: 1-12.
BSCI 198 - Undergrad Research
Special study and research activity under direction of qualified staff member. Requires written proposal and final project report. Prerequisite: Research advisor and Department Chair permission. Credit as approved with maximum of six hours for undergraduate program.
Credits: 1-6.
BSCI 297 - Advanced Undergraduate Rsch
Undergraduate students are involved in advanced individual research projects sponsored by a faculty member. Arrangements are made with individual faculty members and Biological Sciences Program Director approval. Pre/co-requisites: BSCI 197/BSCI 198 or Advisor permission.
Credits: 1-12.
BSCI 298 - Advanced Undergraduate Rsch
Undergraduate students are involved in advanced individual research projects sponsored by a faculty member. Arrangements are made with individual faculty members and Biological Sciences Program Director approval. Pre/co-requisites: BSCI 197/BSCI 198 or Advisor permission.
Credits: 1-12.

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