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BIOL243 Vertebrate Anatomy
A detailed study of the origin, phylogeny
and anatomy of the vertebrates.
Laboratories emphasize the thorough
dissection of representatives of at least
three classes of vertebrates.
Prerequisite: BIOL132 and sophomore
BIOL250 Quantitative Biology
This course will use quantitative methods
to examine biological relationships and
processes. Students will explore diverse
biological topics including heat and
energy balance, relative growth,
photosynthesis, genetic drift, and
diffusion using a variety of quantitative
tools. Prerequisites: BIOL131, BIOL132
An investigation of the natural history, biology
and taxonomy of mammals. Techniques for
measuring and monitoring mammalian
populations are presented. The laboratory
focuses on field techniques and the
identification by skin, skull and track of
mammals of the Great Lakes region.
(2,2) 3 Alternate (odd) Years
A study of pattern formation and
morphogenic processes in animals, with an
emphasis on vertebrates. The laboratory
portion of the course emphasizes descriptive
ontogeny of representative vertebrates.
Prerequisites: BIOL131 and BIOL132.
(BIOL243 is highly recommended.)
BIOL335 Principles of Animal Nutrition
3 Alternate (even) years
A scientific approach to the nutritional role of
water, carbohydrates, proteins, lipids,
minerals, and vitamins. The course will
emphasize comparative aspects of
gastrointestinal anatomy and physiology for
livestock, wildlife, and fish. Prerequisites:
BIOL250, CHEM 116.
BIOL339 Wildlife Ecology
A theoretical analysis of the distribution,
structure and dynamics of animal
populations. The influence of biotic and
abiotic limiting factors on wildlife
populations. Community interactions
including competition, predation, and
herbivory are explored in detail.
Prerequisites: BIOL250, 280 and BIOL337.
BIOL439 Wildlife Management
The application of ecological principles to
develop practical wildlife management
strategies to preserve, enhance or create
viable wildlife habitats and populations.
Students will have the opportunity to
observe and practice standard field and
laboratory techniques. Prerequisites:
(BIOL311 or BIOL 312) and BIOL339.
BIOL200 Advanced Spreadsheet Techniques for Biologists
Students will explore the use of advanced spreadsheet tools and techniques (e.g. condintional formats, dynamic ranges and charts,
array formulas, pivot tables, “What-If” analysis, and Solver) to effectively display and summarize data, create spreadsheet
applications, and to automate repetitive or compplex biological analyses. Prerequisites: BIOL131, BIOL132, MATH111.
Special Topics Course - FALL 2012