Courses

BIOL 1103. Introductory Biology Lab (C).

Introductory Biology Laboratory (0-2) (Common Course Number BIOL 1108) Elementary aspects of evolution, physiology, development, genetics, and ecology in plants and animals. Concurrent enrollment in BIOL 1203 or BIOL 1303 is recommended. Course fee required.

1 Credit Hour
2 Total Contact Hour
2 Lab Hour
0 Lecture Hour
0 Other Hour

Prerequisite(s): (BIOL 1303 w/C or better ) OR (BIOL 1203 w/C or better)

BIOL 1104. Human Biology Laboratory (C).

Human Biology Laboratory (0-2) Exercises and computer simulations of development, physiology, and heredity in humans. Concurrent enrollment in BIOL 1304 is recommended. Course fee required.

1 Credit Hour
2 Total Contact Hour
2 Lab Hour
0 Lecture Hour
0 Other Hour

Corequisite(s): BIOL1304

BIOL 1107. Topics in Study of Life I.

Topics in the Study of Life (0-2) Elementary aspects of cell structure, function, and genetics. Concurrent enrollment with BIOL 1305 is recommended. Course fee required.

1 Credit Hour
2 Total Contact Hour
2 Lab Hour
0 Lecture Hour
0 Other Hour

BIOL 1108. Organismal Biology Laboratory.

Organismal Biology Laboratory (0-2) (Common Course Number BIOL 1107) Laboratory experiments and observation on plants, animals, and fungi.

1 Credit Hour
2 Total Contact Hour
2 Lab Hour
0 Lecture Hour
0 Other Hour

Prerequisite(s): (BIOL 1306 w/C or better)

BIOL 1203. Introductory Biology.

(Common Course Number BIOL 1208) Principles of cell and organismal physiology, inheritance and genetics, and for IDST students, elementary education, and other non-science majors. Co-requisite: BIOL 1103.

2 Credit Hours
2 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
2 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (BIOL 1103 w/C or better)

BIOL 1303. Introductory Biology (C).

Introductory Biology (3-0) (Common Course Number BIOL 1308) Evolution and ecology, biotic diversity, and an introduction to principles of cell biology for IDST students and other non-science majors.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (BIOL 1103 w/C or better)

BIOL 1304. Human Biology (C).

Human Biology (3-0) Introduction to the physiology reproduction, development, and heredity of humans. Recommended for students in social work and other non-science majors.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Corequisite(s): BIOL1104

BIOL 1305. General Biology.

General Biology (3-0) A molecular approach to the principles of biology emphasizing cell biology and genetics. Prerequisite to upper level biology courses.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (BIOL 1107 w/C or better ) AND (MATH 0311 w/C* or better ) OR (MATH 1319 w/C or better ) OR (MATH 1320 w/C or better ) OR (MATH 1508 w/C or better ) OR (MATH 2301 w/C or better ) OR (MATH 1411 w/C or better ) OR (MATH 1312 w/C or better ) OR (MATH 2313 w/C or better ) OR (MATH 2326 w/C or better ) OR (BANM score between 3 and 5 ) OR (MATH 0311 w/S* or better ) OR (ACCL score between 051 and 120 AND BANM score between 3 and 5 ) OR (BANM score between 3 and 5 AND EPCM score between 051 and 120 ) OR (BANM score between 3 and 5 AND MAPM score between 714 and 725 ) OR (BANM score between 3 and 5 AND MATE score between 36 and 48 ) OR (BANM score between 3 and 5 AND TAKM score between 2200 and 2900 ) OR (MATH 1411A w/C or better AND MATH 1411B w/C or better AND MATH 1411C w/C or better ) OR (MATH 1508A w/C or better AND MATH 1508B w/C or better AND MATH 1508C w/C or better ) OR (MDM2 score of Y ) OR (MATH 0120 w/C or better AND ACCL score between 035 and 120 ) OR (MATH 0120 w/C or better AND MAPM score between 613 and 725 ) OR (MATH 0120 w/C or better AND MATE score between 26 and 48 ) OR (STAT 1380 w/C or better ) OR (NCBM M021 w/S* or better ) OR (TSIM score of 350 ) OR (SXDG score of 1 ) OR (SXMA score of 1 ) OR (SXMN score of 1 ) OR (SXOI score of 1 ) OR (SXTR score of 1 ) OR (S02 score between 500 and 800 AND S05 score between 1070 and 1600 ) OR (A02 score between 19 and 36 AND A05 score between 23 and 36 ) OR (STRM score between 4000 and 6396 ) OR (CPMA score of 1 ) OR (NCBM M011 w/S* or better)

BIOL 1306. Organismal Biology.

Organismal Biology (3-0) (Common Course Number 1307) Principles of structure and function at the organismal level; survey of biodiversity in plants, animals, and fungi.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (BIOL 1305 w/C or better ) AND (BIOL 1107 w/C or better ) AND (MATH 0311 w/C* or better ) OR (MATH 1319 w/C or better ) OR (MATH 1320 w/C or better ) OR (MATH 1508 w/C or better ) OR (MATH 2301 w/C or better ) OR (MATH 1411 w/C or better ) OR (MATH 1312 w/C or better ) OR (MATH 2313 w/C or better ) OR (MATH 2326 w/C or better ) OR (BANM score between 3 and 5 ) OR (MATH 0311 w/S* or better ) OR (ACCL score between 051 and 120 AND BANM score between 3 and 5 ) OR (BANM score between 3 and 5 AND EPCM score between 051 and 120 ) OR (BANM score between 3 and 5 AND MAPM score between 714 and 725 ) OR (BANM score between 3 and 5 AND MATE score between 36 and 48 ) OR (BANM score between 3 and 5 AND TAKM score between 2200 and 2900 ) OR (MATH 1411A w/C or better AND MATH 1411B w/C or better AND MATH 1411C w/C or better ) OR (MATH 1508A w/C or better AND MATH 1508B w/C or better AND MATH 1508C w/C or better ) OR (MDM2 score of Y ) OR (MATH 0120 w/C or better AND ACCL score between 035 and 120 ) OR (MATH 0120 w/C or better AND MAPM score between 613 and 725 ) OR (MATH 0120 w/C or better AND MATE score between 26 and 48 ) OR (STAT 1380 w/C or better ) OR (NCBM M021 w/S* or better ) OR (TSIM score of 350 ) OR (SXDG score of 1 ) OR (SXMA score of 1 ) OR (SXMN score of 1 ) OR (SXOI score of 1 ) OR (SXTR score of 1 ) OR (S02 score between 500 and 800 AND S05 score between 1070 and 1600 ) OR (A02 score between 19 and 36 AND A05 score between 23 and 36 ) OR (STRM score between 4000 and 6396 ) OR (CPMA score of 1 ) OR (NCBM M011 w/S* or better)

BIOL 2111. Human Anat/Physio Lab I (C).

Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab I (0-2) (C) Computer simulations and laboratory exercises in human anatomy and physiology with emphasis on the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems.

1 Credit Hour
2 Total Contact Hour
2 Lab Hour
0 Lecture Hour
0 Other Hour

Prerequisite(s): (BIOL 2311 w/C or better)

BIOL 2113. Human Anat/Physio Lab II (C).

Human Anatomy/Physiology Lab (0-2) (C) Computer simulations and laboratory exercises in humna anatomy and physiology with emphasis on homeostatic systems.

1 Credit Hour
2 Total Contact Hour
2 Lab Hour
0 Lecture Hour
0 Other Hour

Prerequisite(s): (BIOL 2313 w/C or better)

BIOL 2311. Human Anat/Physiology I (C).

Human Anatomy/Physiology I (3-0) (C) Biological molecules, body organization, and correlated structure and function of the human skeletal, integumentary, mucular, and nervous system.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (BIOL 1107 w/C or better AND BIOL 1305 w/C or better ) OR (ZOOL 2406 w/D or better)

BIOL 2313. Human Anat/Physiology II (C).

Human Anatomy/Physiology II (3-0) (C) Correlated structure and function of the human cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive, endocrine and immune systems.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (BIOL 1107 w/C or better AND BIOL 1305 w/C or better ) OR (ZOOL 2406 w/C or better)

BIOL 3115. Molecular Cell Biol Laboratory.

Experimental studies in cell and molecular biology.

1 Credit Hour
3 Total Contact Hour
3 Lab Hour
0 Lecture Hour
0 Other Hour

Prerequisite(s): (MICR 2141 w/C or better AND MICR 2340 w/C or better ) OR (MICR 2440 w/C or better)

BIOL 3117. Ecology Laboratory.

Experimental studies in Ecology.

1 Credit Hour
3 Total Contact Hour
3 Lab Hour
0 Lecture Hour
0 Other Hour

Prerequisite(s): (BIOL 1108 w/C or better AND BIOL 1306 w/C or better)

Corequisite(s): BIOL3316

BIOL 3192. Professional Development Sem..

Preparation for postgraduate study or careers for majors in Biological Sciences, Microbiology, or Cellular and Molecular Biochemistry.

1 Credit Hour
1 Total Contact Hour
0 Lab Hour
1 Lecture Hour
0 Other Hour

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of BIOL,CBCH,MICR

Classification Restrictions:
Restricted to class of JR,SR

Prerequisite(s): (BIOL 1107 w/C or better AND BIOL 1305 w/C or better ) AND (BIOL 1108 w/C or better AND BIOL 1306 w/C or better ) AND (CHEM 1105 w/C or better AND CHEM 1305 w/C or better ) AND (CHEM 1106 w/C or better AND CHEM 1306 w/C or better ) AND (MATH 1411 w/C or better ) OR (MATH 1312 w/C or better ) OR (STAT 2480 w/C or better)

BIOL 3314. Molecular Cell Biology.

Molecular Cell Biology (3-3) Biochemical and ultrastructural study of cells, including gene regulation, cell signaling, membrane transport, conduction, and contraction.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (MICR 2141 w/C or better AND MICR 2340 w/C or better ) OR (MICR 2440 w/C or better ) AND (CHEM 1306 w/D or better ) OR (CHEM 1408 w/D or better ) AND (MATH 1508 w/C or better ) OR (MATH 1411 w/C or better ) OR (MATH 2301 w/C or better ) OR (MATH 1312 w/C or better ) OR (MATH 2313 w/C or better ) OR (MATH 2326 w/C or better ) OR (BANM score between 4 and 5 ) OR (ACCL score between 081 and 120 AND BANM score between 4 and 5 ) OR (BANM score between 4 and 5 AND EPCM score between 081 and 120 ) OR (MATH 1411A w/C or better AND MATH 1411B w/C or better AND MATH 1411C w/C or better ) OR (MATH 1508A w/C or better AND MATH 1508B w/C or better AND MATH 1508C w/C or better ) OR (SXDG score of 1 ) OR (SXMA score of 1 ) OR (SXMN score of 1 ) OR (SXOI score of 1 ) OR (SXTR score of 1)

BIOL 3316. Ecology.

Ecology (3-3) Interactions between populations of organisms and their environments at community and ecosystem levels.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (BIOL 1108 w/C or better AND BIOL 1306 w/C or better)

Corequisite(s): BIOL3117

BIOL 3320. Genetics.

Genetics (3-0) The nature and functions of hereditary material with emphasis on the experimental procedures and data that have led to the current concepts in genetics.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (BIOL 1108 w/D or better AND BIOL 1306 w/D or better ) AND (BIOL 1107 w/D or better AND BIOL 1305 w/D or better)

BIOL 3321. Evolution.

Evolution (3-0) Development of evolutionary thought, evidences of evolution and evolutionary processes.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (BIOL 3320 w/C or better)

BIOL 3330. Histology.

Histology (2-2) Survey of tissue structure at the light microscopic level, with emphasis on animal specimens and identification. Not a course in preparative technique.

3 Credit Hours
4 Total Contact Hours
2 Lab Hours
2 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (ZOOL 2406 w/D or better ) OR (BIOL 1108 w/D or better AND BIOL 1306 w/D or better ) OR (BIOL 2311 w/D or better ) OR (BIOL 2313 w/D or better)

BIOL 3342. Plants and People.

The role of plants in human culture, economics, technology and medicine.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Classification Restrictions:
Restricted to class of JR,SR

Prerequisite(s): (BIOL 1108 w/C or better AND BIOL 1306 w/C or better)

BIOL 3351. Toxicology.

The study of interactions between foreign chemicals and biological systems, including the physiological, developmental, and genetic consequences of exposure of human beings to environmental contaminants and medications. Also treated is the scope of toxicology in forensic science, particularly through its role in interpretation of evidence.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

BIOL 3357. Forensic DNA Analysis.

Examination of the use of DNA analysis in law and medicine, including validity of the uses of these data, the analytical techniques used to identify specific genes and mutations in individuals, and statistical interpretation of DNA typing results.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

BIOL 3360. Quantitative Methods Ecology.

Analysis of ecological data using descriptive and inferential statistics.

3 Credit Hours
4 Total Contact Hours
2 Lab Hours
2 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (BIOL 3416 w/C or better ) AND (BIOL 3117 w/C or better AND BIOL 3316 w/C or better ) AND (BIOL 2117 w/C or better AND BIOL 2316 w/C or better)

BIOL 3375. Forensic Pathobiology.

Forensic Pathology The course provides the students with a broad-based understanding of forensic pathology including pathologic process, injury, or disease that results in or initiates the events that lead to death (mechanism of death), manner of death, examination of wound and injuries both at autopsy and occasionally in a clinical setting. The primary goal of the course is to provide a basic working knowledge for the interpretation of medical, pathological and biomedical facts and the circumstances surrounding unexplained or violent deaths. In addition, the role of related forensic science discplines will be presented, with emphasis on forensic pathology which plays an imporant role in crime investigation by providing important pieces of information and valuable evidences.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Classification Restrictions:
Restricted to class of JR,SR

Prerequisite(s): (BIOL 1305 AND BIOL 1306 ) AND (CHEM 2324 AND CHEM 2325)

BIOL 3417. Plant Ecology.

Concepts, methods, technologies and research challenges in plant ecology.

4 Credit Hours
6 Total Contact Hours
3 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (BIOL 3117 w/C or better AND BIOL 3316 w/C or better)

BIOL 3427. Desert Ecology.

Desert Ecology (3-3) Physical and biological characteristics of deserts, including behavioral and physiological adaptations of organisms to physical extremes, with emphasis on Chihuahuan desert organisms. Field trips and research projects are required.

4 Credit Hours
6 Total Contact Hours
3 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (BIOL 3316 w/D or better AND BIOL 3317 w/D or better)

BIOL 4195. Advanced Methods in Biology.

Advanced Methods in Biology (0-3) Advanced investigational techniques in the biological sciences, to accompany selected sections of BIOL 4395. Co-requisite: BIOL 4395.

1 Credit Hour
3 Total Contact Hour
3 Lab Hour
0 Lecture Hour
0 Other Hour

BIOL 4198. Special Problems.

Special Problems (0-0-2) Laboratory research conducted by advanced students. No more than 6 hours of 4198-4398 may be counted toward graduation. Course fee required.

1 Credit Hour
2 Total Contact Hour
0 Lab Hour
0 Lecture Hour
2 Other Hour

BIOL 4223. Trans Electron Microscopy.

Transmission Electron Microscopy (0-4) Techniques analyzing cell ultrastructure.

2 Credit Hours
4 Total Contact Hours
4 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (BIOL 4322 w/D or better)

BIOL 4225. Field Biology.

Field Biology (0-6) Collection and study of organisms under field conditions. Variable credit. No more than six hours of Field Biology may be counted toward degree.

2 Credit Hours
6 Total Contact Hours
6 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

BIOL 4298. Special Problems.

Special Problems (0-0-4) Laboratory research conducted by advanced students. No more than six hours of 4198-4398 mat be counted toward graduation. Course fee required.

2 Credit Hours
4 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
4 Other Hours

BIOL 4320. Endocrinology.

Endocrinology (3-0) Study of the effects and actions of animal hormones, the physiology of hormone control systems, and basic endocrinology research methods. BIOL 3414 or BIOL 4388 or ZOOL 4380 is recommended, but may be taken concurrently.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Classification Restrictions:
Restricted to class of JR,SR

Prerequisite(s): (BIOL 1305 w/C or better ) AND (BIOL 1107 w/C or better ) AND (CHEM 1306 w/C or better ) AND (CHEM 1408 w/C or better)

BIOL 4322. Biol Ultrastruc Interpretation.

Biological Ultrastructure Interpretation (3-0) Explanation of the techniques of electron microscopy and interpretation of the fine structure and coorelated biochemistry of viruses, prokaryotes, and eukaryotes.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (BIOL 1107 w/D or better AND BIOL 1305 w/D or better)

BIOL 4324. Genetic, Env & Evol - Anim Beh.

Genetic, Environmental & Evolutionary Bases of Animal Behavior (3-0). Theories and experiments that elucidate the biological basis for the behavior of animals.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (BIOL 1108 w/D or better AND BIOL 1306 w/D or better)

BIOL 4325. Field Biology.

Field Biology (0-9) Collection and study of organisms under field conditions. Variable credit. No more than six hours of field biology may be counted toward degree.

3 Credit Hours
9 Total Contact Hours
9 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

BIOL 4326. Bioarchaeology.

Bioarcheology (2-3) Recover, processing, and interpretation of biological material associated with prehistoric and historic humans in the New World. Course fee required.

3 Credit Hours
5 Total Contact Hours
3 Lab Hours
2 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

BIOL 4327. Animal Ecology.

Study of the structure and function of animal communities, emphasizing population dynamics, trophic patterns, and inter-specific interactions.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Classification Restrictions:
Restricted to class of JR,SR

Prerequisite(s): (BIOL 3416 w/C or better ) OR (BIOL 3117 w/C or better AND BIOL 3316 w/C or better ) AND (MATH 1411 w/C or better)

BIOL 4330. Cancer Biology.

Course will present an overview of the cancer development process at the cellular and molecular level. This course will discuss how academic research is helping us understand how cancers evolve, and how to treat them.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Classification Restrictions:
Restricted to class of JR,SR

Prerequisite(s): (BIOL 1306 w/C or better AND BIOL 3314 w/C or better AND MICR 2340 w/C or better)

BIOL 4370. History/Philosophy-Biology.

History and Philosophy of Biology (3-0) Historical and philosophical dimensions of biology, as illustrated by selected themes such as Darwin and his critics, classical experiments in biology, evolutionary epistemology, and historical, controversies in biology.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (BIOL 1108 w/D or better AND BIOL 1306 w/D or better)

BIOL 4388. Mammalian Physiology.

Mammalian Physiology (3-0) Physiological and homeostatic mechanisms in mammals, with emphasis on Cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, digestive, and endocrine systems in mammals.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (BIOL 2313 w/D or better ) OR (BIOL 3414 w/D or better ) OR (BIOL 3115 w/C or better AND BIOL 3314 w/C or better)

BIOL 4390. Biological Practicum.

Biological Practicum (0-6) Practical on-the-job experience in federal, state, city-county governmental and/or private agencies or industries.

3 Credit Hours
6 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
6 Other Hours

Classification Restrictions:
Restricted to class of SR

BIOL 4395. Topics in Biology.

Topics in Biology (3-0) Advanced study of contemporary research topics in molecular, cellular, organismic, environmental, or evolutionary biology. Topics vary according to instructor. May be repeated once for credit.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

BIOL 4398. Special Problems.

Special Problems (0-0-6) Laboratory research conducted by advanced students. No more than 6 hours of BIOL 4198 and BIOL 4398 may be counted toward graduation. Course fee required.

3 Credit Hours
6 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
6 Other Hours

BIOL 4428. Environmnt Stressor in Ecosyst.

Environmental Stressors in Ecosystems (3-3) Study of the effects of biotic and abiotic stressors on plants and animals in terrestrial and aquatic environments, and practice of laboratory techniques used to measure such stressors. FIeld trips required.

4 Credit Hours
6 Total Contact Hours
3 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Classification Restrictions:
Restricted to class of SR

Prerequisite(s): (CHEM 1106 w/D or better AND CHEM 1306 w/D or better ) AND (BIOL 3117 w/C or better AND BIOL 3316 w/D or better)

BIOL 4466. Ecosystem Ecology.

Concepts, methods, and technologies used in ecosystem ecology.

4 Credit Hours
6 Total Contact Hours
3 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Classification Restrictions:
Restricted to class of SR

Prerequisite(s): (BIOL 3117 w/C or better AND BIOL 3316 w/C or better)