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Biology Minor

School of Arts and Sciences

The Value of a College Minor

By declaring a minor, you’ll have the opportunity to pursue interests that might lie outside of your major. 在你感兴趣的领域获得额外的知识也会对你未来的职业生涯有所帮助! Not only will your skills and knowledge be more well-rounded, 但你也会向未来的雇主证明,你愿意努力工作,并超出他们的期望.

Curriculum

  • Biology Minor
  • 22-24 Units
  • BIO 111: General Biology I
  • 4

这门普通的生物学课程将从分子的角度研究生物学的主要原理, cellular, and organism levels. Topics include cellular structure, metabolism processes, genetics, DNA function and genome expression, the origin of life and evolutionary principles, biotechnology, and molecular biology. The course emphasizes laboratory techniques, scientific writing, and the application of biological principles toward interpretation of case studies. Lab time is included in the schedule. A lab fee is required. Typically offered each semester.

  • BIO 112: General Biology II
  • 4

As a continuation of BIO 111, this general biology course examines major principles in biology at the organism, population, and ecosystem levels. Topics include the structure, function, and behavior of animals and plants, evolutionary mechanisms, population dynamics, and ecological interactions. The course emphasizes laboratory techniques, scientific writing, and the application of biological principles toward interpretation of case studies. Lab time is included in the schedule. A lab fee is required. Prerequisite: C- or better in BIO 111 or consent of instructor. Typically offered annually (spring semester).

  • 从以下课程中选择至少13个单元(至少11个单元必须是300-400级课程):
  • BIO 246: Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • 4

First of a two-semester sequence in human anatomy and physiology. Topics include the structure and function of cells, tissues, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Introduces common human disease processes.  重点是系统之间的相互关系和调节的生理功能参与维持体内平衡. 实验室部分包括使用显微镜和解剖的解剖研究,以及通过实验研究生理概念.  Lab time is included in the schedule. A lab fee is required. Prerequisite: C- or better in BIO 111 or consent of instructor. Offered annually (fall semester).

  • BIO 247: Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • 4

Second of a two-semester sequence in human anatomy and physiology.  Topics include the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic/immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Introduces common human disease processes.  重点是系统之间的相互关系和调节的生理功能参与维持体内平衡. 实验室部分包括使用显微镜和解剖的解剖研究,以及通过实验研究生理概念.   Lab time is included in the schedule. A lab fee is required. Prerequisites: C- or better in BIO 111 and BIO 246 or consent of instructor. Offered annually (spring semester).

  • BIO 308: Molecular Genetics
  • 4

本课程将介绍分子遗传学的基本原理,重点介绍原核生物和真核生物的基因调控, recombinant DNA technology, bioinformatics, and an introduction to Mendelian genetics. The course emphasizes classical laboratory experimentation and molecular techniques. Lab time is included in the schedule. A lab fee is required. Prerequisite: C- or better in BIO 111, BIO 112, BIO 350, CHE 221, CHE 222 or consent of the instructor. Typically offered annually (spring semester).

  • BIO 309: Population Genetics
  • 4

This course will investigate the data, methods, and theory behind population genetics with an emphasis on human populations. Prerequisite: C- or better in BIO 112. Typically offered annually (fall semester).

  • BIO 317: Ecology
  • 4

基本的生态概念将通过文献介绍,并在侧重于生物体与其环境的关系的实地调查中加以说明. Field trips and lab time are included in the schedule. A lab fee is required. Prerequisites: Grade C- or better in (BIO 111, BIO 112) and (CHE 101 or CHE 221or SCI 115) or consent of the instructor. Typically offered alternate years (even years, spring semester).

  • BIO 331: Marine Biology
  • 4

This course will study a variety of marine habitats and organisms, with emphasis on ecological interactions, physiological and behavioral adaptations, and current challenges to the marine environment. Emphasis is placed on local marine ecosystems. Students will learn current marine research methods in the lab and field. 除了在计划的实验室时间进行实地考察外,最多可进行两(2)次周末实地考察. Lab time is included in the schedule. A lab fee is required. Prerequisites: C- or better in (BIO 111, BIO 112) and (CHE 101 or CHE 221 or SCI 115) or consent of instructor. Completion of SCI 318 and BIO 345 is recommended but not required. Typically offered alternate years (odd years, spring semester).

  • BIO 341: Plant Biology
  • 4

As an introduction to the basic concepts of plant life, this course will study the structure, functional form, reproduction, genetics, and ecology of fungi, algae, and nonvascular and vascular plants. Lab time is included in the schedule. A lab fee is required. 先决条件:C-或更好的生物111和(CHE 101或CHE 221或SCI 115)或教师的同意. Typically offered alternate years (odd years, spring semester).

  • BIO 345: Evolutionary Zoology
  • 4

本课程将学习动物王国的多样性,同时关注自然史, anatomy, systematics, and evolutionary principles. Studied phyla include protozoans through mammals, or a subset therein. Lab time is included in the schedule. A lab fee is required. 先决条件:C-或更好的(生物101或CBIO 101或生物111)和生物112或教师的同意. Typically offered alternate years (even years, fall semester).

  • BIO 350: Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • 4

A study of plant and animal molecular and cellular structures, biochemistry, 功能也包括在这门课程中,重点是细胞的分子水平, cellular metabolism, and the structure and function of the major organelles. Lab time is included in the schedule. A lab fee is required. Prerequisites: C- or better in (BIO 111, BIO 112, CHE 221) and (CHE 222 or SCI 115; or concurrent enrollment) or consent of instructor. Typically offered annually (fall semester).

  • BIO 351: General Microbiology
  • 4

This course will introduce the morphology, physiology, and ecological and medical importance of microorganisms (focusing on viruses, bacteria, molds, and yeasts), with a strong focus on the molecular basis of physiological processes. Laboratory sessions will emphasize the culture, physiology, and identification of the major groups of microbes. Lab time is included in the schedule. A lab fee is required. 先决条件:C-或更好的(生物101或生物111或CBIO 101)和(CHE 101或CHE 221或SCI 115)或教师同意. Typically offered annually (fall semester).

  • BIO 355: Biostatistics
  • 3

本课程将介绍解释生物数据所需的统计分析概念和方法,包括计算方法和生物解释的实践经验,而不是统计理论. Computer lab time is included in the schedule. Prerequisite: C- or better in BIO 111 or consent of instructor. Typically offered annually (fall semester).

  • BIO 361: Field Biology Techniques
  • 3

这门以实地为基础的课程将探索用于进行生物学实地研究的常用技术,并提供横断面的实践经验, trapping, quadrats, aquatic survey methods, GPS, GIS, and others. 适当的实验设计和数据统计分析将包括学生设计和开展自己的研究项目. During standard Fall or Spring semesters, 除了在计划的实验时间进行实地考察或在学期中期休息期间进行更长时间的实地考察外,最多可以进行三(3)次周末实地考察. A lab fee is required and additional travel costs may apply. 先决条件:C-或更好的(生物101或CBIO 101或生物111)和(CHE 101或CHE 221或SCI 115)或教师同意. Offered alternate years (odd years, spring semester).

  • BIO 390: Practicum: Biology (1-4 units)
  • 1

与学生专业直接相关的课外实践经验, minor or professional program. 它通常包括实习形式的“动手”经验,这是对学生学术经验的有益补充. Offered every semester, by arrangement.

  • BIO 401: Biology Seminar
  • 2

本课程将主要通过使用原始文献来深入了解当前的生物学主题. 使用科学期刊进行图书馆研究可能需要准备一篇主要论文和口头报告. Topics will vary each semester. Prerequisite: Sixteen (16) units of biology or consent of instructor; restricted to juniors and seniors. May be offered any semester as arranged by the instructor.

  • BIO 496: Research in Biology
  • 2

本课程将要求学生运用生物学领域的研究方法和技能来完成原始的学生进行的研究. This course may require library research, field and/or laboratory research, and statistical analysis to be completed under the supervision of a faculty advisor. Independent lab time is included in the schedule. A lab fee is required. A lab fee is required. Prerequisite: C- or better in SCI 495or consent of instructor. Course may be taken for a range of units (0.5-2 units per semester), offered each semester.

  • BIO 499: Senior Thesis
  • 1

由学生主导的原创科学研究成果,最终形成正式的书面报告, a public seminar-style oral presentation, and public poster presentation. Prerequisite: C- or better in SCI 495 and 2 units of BIO 496 or consent of instructor; restricted to seniors. Typically offered each semester.

  • SCI 301: Earth Science
  • 3

This is an introductory course to the position, motion, 以及太阳系和宇宙的性质,包括对地壳空间概念的调查, materials, structure, and the effects on the land forms, soil, vegetation, and natural resources. An overview of the atmosphere, its composition, and the processes that makes the earth's surface so dynamic will be included. Prerequisites: (BIO 101 or BIO 111 or CBIO 101) and (CHE 101 or CHE 221 or SCI 115).

  • SCI 318: Ocean Science
  • 4

This course will provide an interdisciplinary introduction to biological, physical, and chemical ocean processes, as well as the human activities that influence the presence, distribution, form, and function of marine life across a variety of marine habitats. 传统的讲座,同学主导和基于问题的学习,以及实验时间将包括在内. 在实验期间应该进行实地考察,以及多达两(2)个周末实地考察. A lab fee is required. Prerequisites: (BIO 101 or BIO 111 or CBIO 101) and (CHE 101 or SCI 115) or consent of instructor. Typically offered alternate years (even years, spring semester).

  • SCI 455: History and Philosophy of Science
  • 3

本课程将介绍科学的哲学本质,并对与认识论和科学的历史发展有关的哲学问题进行文学回顾,从古希腊开始直到今天. Cross listed with HST 455. Prerequisite: CBIO 101 or consent of instructor. Typically offered every spring semester.

  • SCI 495: Research Methods
  • 1

This course will introduce basic techniques in laboratory research, experimental design, library databases, review of peer-reviewed literature, and quantitative and qualitative analyses. 学生将撰写一份研究计划,旨在指导未来原创学生进行的研究. Interdisciplinary topics are included. Prerequisite: Sixteen (16) units of major courses or consent of instructor. Typically offered each semester.

Current students, 请注意:这里列出的要求可能不反映该辅修课程的最新课程,也可能不是您要完成辅修课程的目录年的要求. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for official requirements you must meet to qualify.

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