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BIL310 - Advanced Human Anatomy (4 credits)
An in-depth exploration of the human body requiring extensive laboratory work, lectures, dissections, and field trips.
Prerequisites: BIL 210 and permission of instructor.

BIL311 - Biostatistics (4 credits)

This course will provide an overview of statistical analyses needed to understand, present, and publish biological research. Examples will primarily be drawn from the biomedical and ecological fields. The course will begin with a review of descriptive statistics, probability theory, and univariate distributions, followed by an overview of experimental design and analysis of categorical data using contingency tables. This will be followed by a unit on parametric analysis of univariate data including both simple and multiple linear regression, model selection, and analysis of variance. The final unit will cover non-parametric versions of these analyses and more advanced multivariate statistical methods. Lectures will be accompanied by a computer lab in which students learn hands-on statistical analysis in SAS JMP.

BIL312 - Biostatistics Laboratory (1 credits)
Computer laboratory exdercises to complement Biostatistics.
Pre- or corequisite: BIL 311.

BIL315 - Marine Biota and Biogeochemical Cycles (3 credits)
The distribution of dissolved and particulate materials in the sea is not uniform in time and space. This variability reflects the diverse sources, transformations, and sinks of chemical constituents in the sea. This course focuses on the role of marine organisms in marine biogeochemical cycling and the marine carbon cycle and its interaction with the terrestrial biosphere and atmosphere.
Prerequisites: MSC 320

BIL321 - Invertebrate Zoology (4 credits)
Biology of invertebrates, with emphasis on tropical and subtropical marine forms. Field work and combined lecture-laboratory sessions.
Prerequisites: One year of biology (for majors) with laboratory.

BIL324 - Biology of Fishes (3 credits)
Selected topics on the ecology and physiology of fishes. Lectures on reproduction, respiration osmoregulation, sensory systems, hormonal control.
Prerequisites: BIL 255 and 265; permission of instructor.

BIL330 - Ecology (3 credits)
An introduction to the study of organisms in relation to their environment.
Prerequisites: One year of biology for majors with laboratory.

BIL331 - Ecology Laboratory (1 credit)
Lab and field exercises in ecology. Some Saturday field trips required.
Pre- or corequisite: BIL 330.

BIL335 - Tropical Field Biology (3 credits)
Intensive field study conducted during semester breaks or recesses with additional pre-trip lectures. Requires payment of trip costs.
Prerequisites: One year of biology (for majors) with laboratory; permission of instructor.

BIL336 - Tropical Plant Biology (3 credits)
Structure, diversity, ecology, development and physiology of major plant groups of the tropics. Lecture, 3 hours; mandatory field trips TBA.
Prerequisites: One year of biology (for majors) with laboratory.

BIL341 - Behavioral Physiology (3 credits)
The effects of hormones on aggressive behavior, biological rhythms, ingestive behavior, reproductive behavior, and stress response in a variety of vertebrate and invertebrate species.
Prerequisites: BIL 365.

BIL350 - Survey of Marine Mammals (3 credits)
The evolution and ecology of the cetaceans, pinnipeds, manatees, and allies. Natural history, zoogeography, physiology, husbandry, and biomedical aspects.
Prerequisites: One year of biology (for majors) with laboratory; MSC 230.

BIL352 - Techniques in Scanning Electron Microscopy (3 credits)
Tissue preparation, use of the scanning electron microscope, photography, and analysis and manipulation of digital images. Lecture 1 hour; laboratory 5 hours.
Prerequisites: Twelve credits in biology (for majors) and permission of instructor.

BIL353 - Projects in Scanning Electron Microscopy (2 credits)
Individual research projects in scanning electron microscopy. Six hours of laboratory.
Prerequisites: BIL 352 and permission of instructor.

BIL355 - Developmental Biology (3 credits)
Principles of differentiation, morphogenesis and development will be studied along with a critical analysis of the methods used to study these problems.
Prerequisites: BIL 250 and 255

BIL356 - Developmental Biology Laboratory (1 credit)
Laboratory exercises in developmental biology.
Pre- or corequisite: BIL 355.

BIL358 - Mathematical Biology (3 credits)
Biomathematics concerned with shape and form, random processes, dynamic phenomena, and chaos in complex systems.
Prerequisites: One year of general biology (for majors) with laboratory; Calculus II.

BIL359 - Biophysics (3 credits)
Analysis of problems in biophysics, with emphasis on the statistical nature of biological processes. Examples from cellular physiology, ecology, genetics and the health sciences.
Prerequisites: One year of general biology (for majors) with laboratory; Calculus II or permission of instructor.

BIL360 - Comparative Physiology (3 credits)
Animal and plant physiological processes such as homeostasis, energy budget, movement, sensation, and reproduction with emphasis on the organismal level.
Prerequisites: One year of biology for majors with laboratory.

BIL365 - Endocrinology (3 credits)
The endocrine glands and the chemistry, mechanisms of action, and physiological effects of hormones. Emphasis on vertebrate hormones, including clinical aspects of human endocrinology.
Prerequisites: One year of general biology (for majors) with laboratory; one year of general chemistry with laboratory

BIL367 - A Survey of Cancer Biology (3 credits)
The biological aspect of human cancers, including their incidence, diagnosis and treatment.
Prerequisite: BIL 255

BIL369 - Fundamentals of the Biology of Aging (3 credits)
How and why we age. The biology of aging at the molecular, cellular, and organismal levels is presented in a comparative and evolutionary context.
Prerequisites: BIL 250, 255 OR 265

BIL371 - Readings in Biology (1 credit)
Independent readings on selected topics in biology under the supervision of individual faculty.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

BIL372 - Readings in Biology (1 credit)
1 credit Fall & Spring Semester Independent readings on selected topics in biology under the supervision of individual faculty.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

BIL374 - Seminar in Biology (1 credit)
Formally scheduled seminar on selected topics in biology; one hour per week.
Prerequisite: One year of general biology (for majors) with laboratory.

BIL375 - Seminar in Biology (1 credit)
Formally scheduled seminar on selected topics in biology; one hour per week.Prerequisite: One year of general biology (for majors) with laboratory.

BIL381 - Workshop Leaders in Biology I (0-1 credits)
Students engage in Peer-led Team Teaching of workshops for groups of BIL 150 students. May be taken once only for credit in the BIL major, but may be taken additional times for a general education credit. Students may serve as workshop leaders for a second time for a stipend if they (1) have taken the course once before and (2) are graduating seniors.
Prerequisite: Grade of A or B in BIL 150/151 and 160/161 or equivalent or AP outplacing; permission of instructor

BIL382 - Workshop Leaders in Biology II(0-1 credit)
Students engage in Peer-led Team Teaching of workshops for groups of BIL 160 students. May be taken once only for credit in the BIL major, but may be taken additional times for general education credit. Students may serve as workshop leaders for a second time for a stipend if they 1) have taken the course once before and (2) are graduating seniors.
Prerequisite: Grade of A or B in BIL 150/151 and 160/161 or equivalent or AP outplacing; permission of instructor

BIL384 - Special Laboratory Topics in Biology
(1-3 credits) Topics relevant to the biological sciences, listed as subtitle. May be co-listed with other departments or programs.
Prerequisite: will vary with topic

BIL385 - Special Topics in Biology (2-6 credits)
Topics relevant to the biological sciences, listed as subtitle. May be co-listed with other departments or programs. Prerequisite: will vary with topic