BIO 1500 BIOLOGICAL ESSENTIALS
Four hours. The first in a three-course sequence required for biology majors. A rigorous introduction to the principles that the lay the foundations for the biological sciences. Examines the relationships between metabolism, genetics, cell biology, and evolution. Students learn the mechanics and style of scientific reporting on laboratory exercises in cell and molecular biology utilizing techniques such as spectrophotometry and electrophoresis. Gen Ed: NW
BIO 1520 INTRODUCTION TO MARINE BIOLOGY
Four hours. Pre- or Corequisite: BIO 1500. This foundational course provides an introduction to the interrelated physical, chemical, geological, and biological processes of the oceans, atmosphere, and coasts, with a focus on Florida waters.
BIO 1820 OCEANOGRAPHY
Four hours. Prerequisites: BIO 1520. An overview of the sub disciplines of ocean sciences including the sea floor, waves, tides, currents, the physical and chemical properties of seawater and their distribution in the sea, and planktonic life and its relation to nutrient cycling. This course will focus on how we study and use the ocean as well as the impact of human activities on the oceans.
BIO 1900 HUMAN GENETICS
Four hours. No credit awarded if student has completed BIO 3700. Explores the basic principles of inheritance and their applications to medicine, behavior, forensics and populations. Gen Ed: NW
BIO 2120 BIOLOGY AND CONSERVATION OF MARINE MAMMALS
Five hours. Prerequisites: BIO 1820. An introduction to the biology of marine mammals, including cetaceans, pinnipeds, sirenians and sea otters on topics including physiology, behavior, evolution, and ecology, with particular attention paid to the conservation of marine mammals.
BIO/ENV 2200 ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
Four hours. Same as ENV 2200. A study of public policy; environmental conservation and preservation; and current environmental issues, their origins, their consequences and possible solutions.
BIO/ENV 2201 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Four hours. Same as ENV 2201. Prerequisite: BIO 1500. An introduction to the methods, technology, and equipment used to collect, analyze, and interpret environmental data. Students will apply the techniques they learn to an investigation of an environmental problem.
BIO/ENV 2214 DISASTERS, CIVILIZATION, AND ENVIRONMENT
Four hours. Same as ENV 2201. An analysis of the inter-relationships between human societies and their environment. The course compares case studies of historical civilizations that have degraded their environment. Case material is then applied to current environmental problems. This course does not include a laboratory component.
BIO 2215 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
Four hours. No credit awarded if student has completed BIO 2209, BIO 2210, or BIO 4408. Structure and function of the following major organ systems of the human body: integumentary, skeletal (including joints), muscular, and nervous. Gen Ed: NW
BIO 2216 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II
Four hours. Prerequisite: BIO 2215. No credit awarded if student has completed BIO 2209, BIO 2210, or BIO 4408. Structure and function of the following major organ systems of the human body: endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, digestive, and reproductive.
BIO 2220 BIOLOGY OF THE FISHES
Five hours. Prerequisites: BIO 1820. A comparative analysis of fish anatomy, taxonomy, physiology, behavior, ecology, evolution, and conservation and management, with a focus on the fishes found in Florida waters.
BIO 2230 GENERAL ZOOLOGY
Four hours. Prerequisite: BIO 1500 or permission of the instructor. Adaptational biology of animals, with emphasis on the vertebrates; group relationships of major phyla; principles of development, ecology, and evolution.
BIO 2235 GENERAL BOTANY
Four hours. Prerequisites: BIO 1500 or HRT 2100 or permission of the instructor. The flowering plant, major plant groups, metabolism, genetics, ecology, and economic botany.
BIO 2320 AQUATIC MICROBIAL DIVERSITY
Four hours. Prerequisites: BIO1820 or BIO2201. An overview of aquatic microbial diversity, morphology, and physiology, particularly viruses, prokaryotes, and fungi, with a focus on marine systems.
BIO 2750 EVOLUTION
Four hours. Prerequisites: BIO 2230 and BIO 2235. Theory, patterns, and processes in the biological evolution of organisms.
BIO 3100 PLANT TAXONOMY
Four hours. Prerequisite: BIO 2235. Nomenclature, classification, and identification of flowering plants, especially those of Central Florida.
BIO 3120 BIOLOGY OF AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES
Five hours. Prerequisites: BIO 2230 and permission of instructor. This course provides a modern survey of the amphibians and reptiles, including life history, physiology, behavior, ecology, evolution, and conservation with a focus on the amphibians and reptiles (especially sea turtles) of Florida.
BIO/ENV 3150 ECOLOGY
Four hours. Same as ENV 3150. Prerequisites: BIO 2230, suggested prerequisite: BIO 2235, or permission of the instructor. Relationship of living organisms to their biological, physical, and chemical environments with emphasis on ecosystems; preferably taken during the Junior year.
BIO 3215 ADVANCED HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
Four hours. Prerequisites: BIO 1500 and CHE 1111 or permission of the instructor. No credit awarded if student has completed BIO 2209 or BIO 2210 or BIO 2215 or BIO 2216 or BIO 4408. The first semester in a two semester sequence where students will investigate the structure and function of the major organ systems of the human body with emphasis on pathology and pharmacology. Topics covered will include homeostasis, cells, biochemistry, obtaining energy, tissues, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous system, autonomic nervous system, peripheral nervous system, and special senses.
BIO 3216 ADVANCED HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II
Four hours. Prerequisites: BIO 3215. No credit awarded if student has completed BIO 2209 or BIO 2210 or BIO 2215 or BIO 2216 or BIO 4408. The second semester of anatomy and physiology will investigate the structure and function of the major organ systems of the human body with emphasis on pathology and pharmacology. Systems covered will include endocrine system, respiratory system, cardiovascular system, renal system, reproductive system, immune system, and lymphatic system.
BIO 3302 PLANT NUTRITION
Four hours. Same as HRT 3302. Prerequisites: HRT 3301 and either BIO 2235 or HRT 2100. This course deals with the relationship of plants to soil in their acquisition of the mineral nutrients needed for life. Students will examine the chemical and physical properties of plant mineral nutrients, their reactions in the soil, and how the plant absorbs, transports, modifies, stores, and utilizes them. There will be an emphasis on Florida soils and crops.
BIO/ENV 3316 TROPICAL ECOLOGY
Four hours. Same as ENV 3316. Prerequisites: BIO 1500 or permission of the instructor. A field course studying the geology, history, vegetation, and ecology of a tropical region. This course may be taken up to two times, with emphasis on two different regions.
BIO 3360 MEDICAL BOTANY
Four hours. Prerequisite: BIO 1500. The history and uses of plants in medicine in the U.S. and other cultures around the world. Special emphasis is placed on plant medicine in European history and modern uses in other areas of the world.
BIO/CHE 3361 BIOCHEMISTRY: STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION
Four hours. Same as CHE 3361. Prerequisites: BIO 1500 and CHE 2222 or permission of the instructor. Biochemistry is the study of the molecules and chemical reactions of living systems. Topics covered include water, structure and function of biomolecules, enzymes, bioenergetics, major metabolic pathways, and metabolic regulation.
BIO/CHE 3362 BIOCHEMISTRY: MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Four hours. Same as CHE 3362. Prerequisites: BIO 1500 and CHE 2222. Students will consider important topics in molecular genetics, including structure, function and manipulation of DNA, and selected topics in metabolism and signaling.
BIO/REL 3378 DIALOGUES IN SCIENCE AND RELIGION
Four hours. Prerequisites: any 1000 level or above course in the natural sciences and any 2000 level or above course in religion. Considers the cultural, philosophical and intellectual factors that have contributed to the development of the relationship between science and religion in Western thought.
BIO 3400 MICROBIOLOGY
Four hours. Prerequisites: BIO 1500 and CHE 2221. Morphology and physiology of microorganisms, with particular emphasis on bacteria.
BIO/EXS 2770 EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY
Four hours. Same as PED/HMP 3575. Prerequisites: BIO 2215 and BIO 2216. The effects of exercise on human physiological systems. Students will use didactic and psychomotor skills in a laboratory setting to reinforce physiological principles.
BIO 3700 GENETICS
Four hours. No credit will be awarded if student has completed BIO 1900. This course helps students explore the principles of heredity as applied to all living organisms, the use of genetics to investigate evolution, and the application of genetics to the topics of immunology, cancer, and development.
BIO 3720 TECHNIQUES IN NUCLEIC ACID RESEARCH
Two hours. Prerequisites: BIO2320 or BIO2280 or BIO3400. Techniques in DNA isolation and analysis, including purification, quantitation, PCR, RFLP, agarose gel electrophoresis and Southern blotting. Appropriate database analysis of DNA sequences.
BIO 3725 TECHNIQUES IN CLONING
Two hours. Prerequisites: BIO3720. Techniques in cloning DNA in prokaryotes, including use of plasmids, restriction digests, ligation, and transformation.
BIO 3750 TECHNIQUES IN TISSUE CULTURE
Two hours. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor. The theory and practice of animal tissue culture. Students will develop laboratory skills in culturing cells, as well as microscopic observation, biochemical and cytological analysis of cultured cells. (Special course fee is required - $50)
BIO 3770 BIOINFORMATICS
Two hours. Prerequisites: BIO 3400 or BIO 3700; MAT 2032. Techniques requiring the use of molecular biology databases, including DNA and protein sequence analysis, multiple sequence alignments, 3-D protein structure modeling and prediction, phylogenetic tree building, and RNA sequence analysis.
BIO 3800 CELL BIOLOGY
Four hours. Prerequisites: BIO 1500 and CHE 2221. Structure and functions of the cell as the basic unit of life, with emphasis on those features common to all living cells.
BIO 3850 PARASITOLOGY
Four hours. Prerequisites: BIO 2230. This course focuses on the identification and understanding of parasitic organisms and their hosts, including most of the major groups of animals with parasitic members. The course focuses on human parasites, tropical medicine, and epidemiology, but includes veterinary diagnostics and the parasites of wildlife.
BIO 3900 ANIMAL BEHAVIOR
Four hours. Prerequisite: BIO 1500 or permission of the instructor. Analysis of behavior patterns and their importance in the natural environment.
BIO 3920 MARINE INVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY
Five hours. Prerequisites: BIO 2120 or BIO 2220. This course provides a modern survey of the major branches of marine invertebrates, focused on bauplans (body plans), ecology, and evolution (phylogenetics) of each fascinating phylum, with primary attention provided to organisms collected along Florida coastlines and the Caribbean.
BIO 3988, 3989 PROFESSIONAL SHADOWING
One hour. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. Students shadow a professional (for example a physician, dentist or veterinarian) for at least forty hours to observe the profession, experience how professionals conduct themselves, and learn policies governing privacy issues in the profession.
BIO 4150 PLANT PHYSIOLOGY
Four hours. Prerequisites: BIO 2235 and either CHE 1011 or 1111, or permission of the instructor. Photosynthesis, respiration, and other metabolic processes, growth, and water relationships in vascular plants. Engaged learning activities include group work on demonstrations of concepts discussed in class as well as group work on multi-week experiments on which graded reports will be written.
BIO 4160 DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
Four hours. Prerequisite: BIO 3362 or BIO 3700, or BIO 3800, or permission of the instructor. A study of the developmental processes of invertebrate and vertebrate animals.
BIO 4200 HISTOLOGY
Four hours. Prerequisite: BIO 3800, or permission of the instructor. A study of the structure and function of human tissues.
BIO 4240 SEMINAR IN BIOTECHNOLOGY
Two hours. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. Overview of the biotechnology industry focusing on a variety of topics related to basic research, industry practices, and applications of biotechnology.
BIO 4330 TECHNIQUES IN PROTEIN PURIFICATION
Two hours. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Techniques in protein purification, including protein expression in prokaryotes, column chromatography, acrylamide gel electrophoresis, and western blotting.
BIO 4350 TECHNIQUES IN CELL SIGNALING
Two hours. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor. Students will investigate signal transduction pathways and molecules and how they relate to normal cellular function and disease. (Special course fee is required - $50)
BIO 4460 INTRODUCTION TO ECOLOGY RESEARCH
Two hours. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. Introduction to and preparation for research in ecology, resulting in the generation of a research proposal at the conclusion of the semester.
BIO 4461, 4462 RESEARCH: ECOLOGY
Four hours. Prerequisites: BIO 4460 or permission of the instructor, and successful completion of coursework that satisfies Effective Communication SLOs A and B. Students will learn basic techniques in ecological research, and design and carry out research in ecology. Gen Ed: EC-C
BIO 4560 INTRODUCTION TO MOLECULAR BIOLOGY RESEARCH
Two hours. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Introduction to and preparation for research in molecular biology, resulting in the generation of a research proposal at the conclusion of the semester.
BIO 4561, 4562 RESEARCH: MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Four hours. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and successful completion of coursework that satisfies Effective Communication SLOs A and B. Suggested prerequisite: BIO 4560. Students will learn basic techniques in molecular biology research, and design and carry out research in molecular biology. Gen Ed: EC-C
BIO 4960, 4961 BIOLOGY INTERNSHIP
One to eight hours (eight hours maximum). Prerequisites: Junior or Senior standing; permission of and consultation with a full time faculty member the semester prior to the internship; minimum 3.0 grade point average. Correlating theory and practice in at least one operational setting; supervision by cooperating professionals and faculty.
CHE 1111 PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
Four hours. Prerequisites: CHE 1000 or one year of high school chemistry. Quantitative treatment of the principles of chemistry including stoichiometry, states of matter, energy, atomic structure, periodicity, ionic compounds, and molecular structure. Gen Ed: NW
CHE 1112 PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II
Four hours. Prerequisite: CHE 1111. The topics covered in this course will include: intermolecular forces, kinetics, equilibrium, acid, bases, buffers, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and introduction to basic organic chemistry. Gen Ed: NW
CHE 2221 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
Four hours. Prerequisite: CHE 1012 or CHE 1112. Detailed study of carbon compounds approached through the study of structure, functional groups, reactions, and mechanisms. In the laboratory, emphasis is placed upon illustrating chemical reactivity through experimentation and molecular characterization utilizing state-of-the-art instrumentation.
CHE 2222 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
Four hours. Prerequisite: CHE 2221. Continuation of the study of carbon compounds approached through the study of structure, functional groups, reactions, and mechanisms. In the laboratory, emphasis is placed upon synthesis illustrating chemical reactivity and molecular characterization utilizing state-of-the-art instrumentation.
Math & Physics
MAT 2032 BIOSTATISTICS
Four hours. Applied statistical tools for analysis and decision making with applications for biology, environmental and agricultural sciences. Statistical terminology, collection and presentation of data, probability distributions, sampling, experimental design, parametric and nonparametric procedures, regression, correlation and analysis of variance. Class demonstrations of analysis using statistical software. Credit cannot be earned for both MAT 2022 and MAT 2032. Gen Ed: Qn
PHY 2110 GENERAL PHYSICS I (Calculus Based)
Four hours. Pre- or corequisite: MAT 2505 or MAT 2311. Calculus-based physics. Topics include introduction to Newtonian mechanics, fluids, harmonic oscillators, vibrations and sound. Gen Ed: NW
PHY 2120 GENERAL PHYSICS II (Calculus Based)
Four hours. Pre- or corequisite: PHY 2110. Calculus-based physics. Topics include temperature and heat, kinetic theory of gases, electro-magnetism, AC-DC circuits, Maxwell’s equations and optics. Gen Ed: NW