University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Fall 2017

Subject: 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.

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-requisite: Concurrent enrollment or credit in CHEM 031, CHEM 035, or CHEM 051.

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. Prerequisites: BIOL 001 or BCOR 011, and BIOL 002 or BCOR 012; or BCOR 021; and also CHEM 031, CHEM 035, or CHEM 051, and CHEM 032, CHEM 036, or CHEM 052.

BCOR 102 - SU: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. Prerequisites: BIOL 001 and BIOL 002, or BCOR 011 and BCOR 012, or BCOR 021; MATH 019 or MATH 021.

BCOR 197 - Teaching Assistantship

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory-level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.