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BIOLOGY (BIOL 26.01)

BIOL 105. Basic Biology I – Principles of Biology. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 101 or higher. A survey of the fundamental principles and concepts of biology including biochemistry, cell biology, metabolism (photosynthesis and respiration), cell reproduction, genetics, plant tissues and nutrition and transport, plant and animal reproduction and development, and evolution. Designed for students only needing one year of biology.  (26.0101)

BIOL 106. Basic Biology II – The Diversity of Life. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: BIOL 105. A survey of the structure, function, origin, evolution, and relationships of living things including viruses, bacteria, protists, fungi, plants and animals; ecology; and organ systems of the human body. Designed for students needing only one year of biology.  (26.0101)

BIOL 108. Basic Biology II for Elementary Education Majors. 4-3-3. Prerequisite: BIOL 105. A survey of the structure, function, origin, evolution, and relationships of living things including viruses, bacteria, protists, fungi, plants and animals; ecology; and organ systems of the human body. For elementary education majors or related disciplines. Includes cooperative learning group laboratory experiences. (26.0101)

BIOL 114. Human Anatomy and Physiology I. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Non-developmental placement. A descriptive presentation of the structure and function of the organ systems of the human body covering cells, tissues, bones, muscles, nervous system and endocrine system.  (26.0403)

BIOL 115. Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I. 1-0-3. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment or prior completion of BIOL 114. A laboratory course to accompany BIOL 114 using specimens, models and instruments to investigate the structure and function of the human body. (26.0403)

BIOL 116. Human Anatomy and Physiology II. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: BIOL 114 and 115. A descriptive presentation of the structure and function of the organ systems of the human body covering the cardiovascular, immune, respiratory, digestive, excretory and reproductive systems.  (26.0707)

BIOL 117. Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II. 1-0-3. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment or prior completion of BIOL 116. A laboratory course to accompany BIOL 116 using specimens, models and instruments to investigate the structure and function of the human body. (26.0707)

BIOL 124.   Honors Human Anatomy and Physiology I. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Honors placement. A descriptive presentation of the structure and function of the organ systems of the human body covering anatomical terminology, introduction to biological molecules, cells, tissues, bones, muscles, and nervous system. Includes clinical applications. Utilizes multimedia with interactive assignments.   (26.0403)

BIOL 126.   Honors Human Anatomy and Physiology II. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: Honors placement.   A descriptive presentation of the structure and function of the organ systems of the human body covering the cardiovascular, immune, respiratory, digestive, excretory and reproductive systems.   Includes clinical considerations   and utilizes multimedia with interactive assignments. (26.0707)

BIOL 155. General Biology I. 4-3-3. Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENGL 101 or higher and eligibility for MATH 101 or higher. Principles of biology from the cellular to the ecosystem level including biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, and evolution. This course is designed for students planning to major in biology or a related discipline. Includes laboratory experiences. (26.0101)

BIOL 156. General Biology II. 4-3-3. Prerequisite: Completion of BIOL 155 with a grade of C or better. A systematic study of the structure, function, ecology, evolution and relationships of organisms including protists, fungi, plants, and animals. This course designed for students planning to major in biology or a related discipline. Includes laboratory experiences. (26.0101)

BIOL 171. Introductory Laboratory Topics. 1-0-3. Prerequisite: Permission of department head. Freshman laboratory experience in the biological sciences. May be repeated for credit if content differs. (26.0101)

BIOL 203. General Microbiology. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: BIOL 155 156 or 114 116, or permission of department head. Morphology, classification, physiology, metabolism, and genetics of microorganisms including a brief survey of application to disease, epidemiology, immunity, and applied and environmental microbiology of food and water, sanitation, industry, agriculture, ecology, and genetic technology. (26.0503)

BIOL 204. General Microbiology Laboratory. 1-0-3. Prerequisite: Credit or registration in BIOL 203. A laboratory to accompany BIOL 203. (26.0503)

BIOL 206. Tropical Biology I: Pacific slope. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing, 3 hours of Biology coursework, and permission of instructor.   Intensive study of Costa Rican biodiversity.   Requires on-campus coursework before and after trip abroad and ten days of study in Costa Rica.   Travel fees will be paid by student.   Even year summers only. (26.0101)

BIOL 207. Tropical Biology II: Caribbean slope. 3-3-0. Prerequisite:   Sophomore standing, 3 hours of Biology coursework, and permission of instructor.   Intensive study of Costa Rican biodiversity.   Requires on-campus coursework before and after trip abroad and ten days of study in Costa Rica.   Travel fees will be paid by student.   Odd year summers only. (26.0101)

BIOL 215. Pirogue Biology. 4-2-5. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. An introduction to the structure, function, and diversity of unique ecosystems of the Louisiana Bayou Region. Laboratory experiences include the exploration of aquatic habitats from the intimate platform of a pirogue. Includes intense field exercises requiring swimming, paddling, and hiking skills. Su only. (26.1399)

BIOL 283. Introduction to Marine Biology. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: BIOL 155-156 or permission of department head. The diversity of marine organisms, their interactions and their environments. Marine Biology majors must concurrently enroll in the BIOL 284 laboratory course. Fa only. (26.1302)

BIOL 284. Introduction to Marine Biology Laboratory. 1-0-3. Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent enrollment in BIOL 283. A laboratory to accompany BIOL 283. Requires mandatory weekend field trip to a marine laboratory. (26.1302)

BIOL 301. Environmental Biology. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: Junior standing and six hours of natural science. A biological approach to the various environmental problems created by man’s industrialization and expanding population. Study of ecosystems, resources, environmental threats, alternatives, and recommendations.  (03.0103)

BIOL 304. Histology. 5-3-4. Prerequisites: BIOL 155, 156 and CHEM 221. Anatomy and morphology of body tissues. Includes laboratory experiences. Sp only. (26.0699)

BIOL 307. Introduction to Marine Zoology. 4-3-3. Prerequisites: Eight semester hours of biology and permission of department head. Field and laboratory survey of marine animals, particularly those of the Louisiana Gulf Coast, including classification, morphology, physiology, and ecology. Four weeks at the W. J. “Woody” DeFelice Marine Center. Su only. (26.1302)

BIOL 314. Biology of Insects. 4-3-3. Prerequisite: BIOL 156. An introduction to the biology of insects and related arthropods, including anatomy and physiology, diversity, evolutionary relationships, and identification. Ecological roles of insects and their intersections with human history. (26.0702)

BIOL 315. Pathogenic Microbiology. 4-3-3. Prerequisites: BIOL 203-204. Properties, pathogenesis, clinical features, epidemiology, laboratory diagnosis, treatment and control of bacteria and parasites in human disease. Includes laboratory experiences. Sp only. (26.0503)

BIOL 320. Genetics. 4-3-3. Prerequisites: BIOL 155, and 156. Fundamental principles of classical, population, and molecular genetics and their applications in medicine, agriculture, conservation, and biotechnology. Includes laboratory experiences. (26.0613)

BIOL 326. General Physiology. 4‒3‒3. Prerequisites: BIOL 156 and CHEM 221. A comparative study of organ and cell function, their coordination and integration in humans and  a wide range of organisms exposed to different environments.   Includes laboratory experiences. Degree credit will not be given for both BIOL 326 and BIOL 327. (26.0707)

BIOL 327. Human Physiology. 4-3-3. Prerequisites: BIOL 156 and CHEM 221. Principles of human physiology with clinical considerations as they pertain to all body systems. Includes laboratory experiences. Degree credit will not be given for both BIOL 326 and BIOL 327. Sp only. (26.0707)

BIOL 328. Immunology. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: BIOL 203 204. An integrated study of the structure and functions of the immune system, including general organization of the immunologic cell system, chemical and physical properties of antigens and antibodies (immunochemistry), mechanisms of the immune response, clinical applications of serology, and the immunobiology of hypersensitivity, transplantation and immune disease. Sp only. (26.0507)

BIOL 329. Immunology Laboratory. 2-0-4. Prerequisite: Credit for registration in BIOL 328. A laboratory course to accompany BIOL 328. Sp only. (26.0507)

BIOL 332. Developmental Biology. 4-3-3. Prerequisites: BIOL 155, 156. A multidisciplinary study of the progressive development of form and function in selected invertebrate and vertebrate animals. Emphasis is on the cellular processes regulating the acquisition of structure. Includes laboratory experiences. Sp only. (26.0699)

BIOL 348. Biology of Fishes. 4-3-3. Prerequisites: BIOL 155, 156. A survey of the ecology, physiology, behavior, and evolutionary biology of fishes. Laboratory activities will emphasize identification and biology of North American fishes with emphasis on Louisiana fishes. Includes laboratory experiences. Sp only. (26.1302)

BIOL 354. Invertebrate Zoology. 4-3-3. Prerequisites: BIOL 155, 156. The taxonomy, ecology, morphology, life histories, and evolution of invertebrate animals. Includes laboratory experiences. Sp only. (26.0799)

BIOL 361. Plant Taxonomy. 4-2-4. Prerequisites: BIOL 155, 156. Principles of nomenclature and classification of vascular plants, survey of plant families, and identification and field study of the local flora. Includes laboratory experiences. Sp only. (26.0399)

BIOL 370. Evolution and Ecology. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: BIOL 155, 156. Recommended: BIOL 320. A multidisciplinary study focusing on forces operating at the population level. Emphasis is on microevolution, population genetics, population ecology, convolution, and adaptation. (26.1303)

BIOL 371. Advanced Anatomy. 4-2-5. Prerequisites: BIOL 155, 156 or permission of department head. Gross structure of the human body with emphasis on the skeletal, muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. Includes laboratory experiences. Fa only. (26.0403)

BIOL 372. Honors Topics in the Biological Sciences. 2-2-0. Prerequisites: Honors placement and BIOL 320, 326, or permission of the department head. A selected topic in modern biological sciences. May be repeated once for degree credit if content is different. Sp only. (26.9999)

BIOL 401. Seminar. 1-1-0. Prerequisite: Senior standing. Formal presentation of material on selected topics in the biological sciences or related areas. (26.9999)

BIOL 404. Ecology. 4-3-3. Prerequisite: BIOL 155, 156. A study of the interrelations of plants and animals with their environment. Emphasis is on quantitative techniques for analyzing the structure and function of populations and communities. Includes laboratory experiences. Fa only. (26.1301)

BIOL 406. Honors Colloquium in the Biological Sciences. 1-1-1. Prerequisites: Honors placement and senior standing. Lectures and discussion of current advances, underlying principles, and paradigm dynamics in the biological sciences. May be repeated once for degree credit if content is different. Fa only. (26.9999)

BIOL 408. Endocrinology. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: BIOL 155, 156 and CHEM 221. Survey of hormone-secreting tissues and their target cells, signal transduction mechanisms, and physiological responses. Special emphasis on human endocrinology and its application in pharmaceutical development and medicine. Fa only. (26.0904)

*BIOL 421. Genome Biology. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: BIOL 203 or permission of department head. Results and applications of human and other genome projects. New technologies and biological concepts derived from genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics. Su only. (26.0804)

BIOL 425. Applied Microbiology. 4-3-3. Prerequisites: BIOL 203-204 and CHEM 221. An integrated study of microbial relationships to ecology, pollution, public health and industry. Includes laboratory experiences. Fa only. (26.9999)

BIOL 440. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: BIOL 203 204 and CHEM 222 or permission of department head. A molecular approach integrating the study of the evolution, organization, chemistry, structure and functions of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells. Emphasis will be on the correlation of the molecular mechanisms and biochemistry of cells with their morphology and physiology   internal organization, synthesis and regulation. (26.0499)

BIOL 441. Molecular Biology of the Cell Laboratory. 1-0-3. Prerequisite: Registration in BIOL 440. A laboratory to accompany BIOL 440. Laboratory methods to investigate cell structure, chemistry, molecular biology and physiology. (26.0499)

BIOL 460. Virology. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: BIOL 203 204 and CHEM 222 or permission of the department head. Structure, classification, replication, and molecular biology and genetics of viruses. Emphasis on the mechanisms of pathogenesis of human viral diseases. Fa only. (26.0504)

*BIOL 465. Marine Conservation and Management. 4-3-3. Prerequisites: BIOL 283, 348, and 404, or permission of department head. Comprehension, evaluation, and synthesis of marine conservation and management plans. Socio-economic factors, by-catch, and habitat impacts. Case histories illustrating population assessment for conservation and management of marine species. Sp only. (03.0301)

*BIOL 471. Special Topics. 1-1-0. Prerequisite: Permission of department head. Selected topics in bioscience. Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) courses not listed elsewhere in the Bulletin may use this number. May be repeated for credit if content differs. (26.9999)

*BIOL 472. Special Topics. 2-2-0. Prerequisite: Permission of department head. Selected topics in bioscience. LUMCON courses not listed elsewhere in the bulletin and special lecture series may use this number. May be repeated for credit if content differs. (26.9999)

*BIOL 473. Special Topics. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Permission of department head. Selected topics in bioscience. LUMCON courses not listed elsewhere in the bulletin and special lecture series may use this number.  May be repeated for credit if content differs. (26.9999)

*BIOL 474. Special Topics. 4-3-3. Prerequisite: Permission of department head. Selected topics in bioscience. LUMCON courses not listed elsewhere in the bulletin and special lecture series may use this number. May be repeated for credit if content differs. (26.9999)

BIOL 475. Research Problems. 2-0-6. Prerequisite: Permission of department head. Selected research problems under faculty supervision to develop a hypothesis, design an experiment, collect and analyze data, and write a research report in a scientific journal format. May be repeated once for degree credit. (26.9999)

BIOL 476.   Biomedical Thesis. 2-1-5.   Prerequisite:   ENGL 368 or 468 and permission of the instructor.   Summary and synthesis of selected topics in biomedicine, concluding with technical composition and oral presentation.   May be repeated for credit if content is different. (26.9999)

BIOL 477. Internship for Pre-Professional Healthcare Majors. 2-0-5. Permission of the department head. Immersion in a professional healthcare setting for practical study and experience within concentration area.   Mentored by selected regional healthcare professionals. Requires minimum of 70 contact hours. (26.9999)

BIOL 478.   Laboratory Internship. 2-0-5.   Prerequisites:     BIOL320 and 326 and permission of department head.   Biology laboratory teaching and management experiences, including presentation, maintenance, preparation, and monitoring, under faculty supervision.   (26.9999)

*BIOL 480. Environmental Biotechnology. 4-3-3. Prerequisites: Six hours of 300 or above biology or chemistry courses. Environmental biotechnology relating to human environments and global ecosystems. Applications of biotechnology in environmental restoration. Sp only. (26.9999)

*BIOL 483. Marine and Estuarine Biology. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Prerequisite or co-requisite completion of BIOL 370 or permission of department head. The ecological study of the relationships of marine and estuarine organisms to their habitats. (26.1302)

*BIOL 490. Environmental Toxicology. 4-3-3. Prerequisites: Six hours of 300-level biology and/or chemistry courses. Principles and mechanisms of toxicology as applied to environmental agents. Concept of dose-response relationship, toxicokinetics of environmental agents, biotransformation and elimination of toxicants, environmental endocrine disruption, mutagensis, and carcinogenesis. Fa only. (26.1004)

BIOL 499. Senior Synthesis. 1-2-0. Prerequisites: Credit or enrollment in BIOL 440, 441, and senior standing. A capstone course that reviews and integrates major biological concepts and principles through student-directed projects in anticipation of graduate or professional activites. (26.9999)

BIOL 500. Teaching Internship. (1-0-3). Must be a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Department of Biological Sciences or permission of department head. Discussion and demonstration of the administrative and pedagogical aspects of teaching biology laboratories. Topics to include teaching style, discussion and prep of weekly course content, classroom etiquette and management, and test development. S or U will be earned upon completion. Course may be repeated. Credit earned in this course cannot be applied towards a degree. (26.0101)

BIOL 501. Graduate Seminar. 1-1-0. Prerequisites: Completion of three semesters in the Marine and Environmental Program and permission of the student’s major professor. Formal presentation of material on selected topics in Marine and Environmental Biology. (26.1302)

BIOL 504. Ecological Restoration. 3-2-1. Prerequisites: B.S. in biology or related field of study with 3 hours of statistics; or 12 hours of 400-level biology and permission of instructor. Restoration of the ecosystem with a focus on coastal ecosystems. Utilization of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and statistics to analyze and develop restoration projects. Fa only. (26.1301)

BIOL 515. Wetland Birds. 3-3-0. The study of biological and ecological characteristics of birds that utilize wetland habitats, mechanisms that determine bird form and function, and current management and conservation issues related to wetland birds. From a habitat perspective we focus on wetland systems as habitat for birds that provide resources and selective pressures in the evolution of their life-history strategies. (26.0709).

BIOL 522. Biodiversity and Human Health. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: 12 hours of 400-level biology courses and permission of instructor. Comprehension, evaluation and discussion of biodiversity, invasive species, human health, ecosystem services and food production. Case histories illustrating use and development of medicines from natural sources and ecosystem services. Su only. (26.999)

BIOL 535. Marine/Estuarine Invertebrate Immunity. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: BIOL 203-204, BIOL 328 and BIOL 440. Innate immunity of marine/estuarine invertebrates including cellular and humoral defenses, parasite strategies, environmental effects, model systems and research technology. Fa only. (26.0507)

BIOL 541. Molecular Biotechnology. 4-3-3. Prerequisites: BIOL 440 and 441 or permission of department head. Application of molecular genetic techniques and strategies to the design, creation, and development of biotechnological tools and products. Includes regulation, safety, patenting, and ethics issues. Sp only. (26.1201)

BIOL 545. Environmental Public Health Microbiology. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: A baccalaureate degree, general microbiology, and 2 semesters of organic chemistry with laboratory. A comprehensive study of the public health risks of food and water borne human pathogens, including their indicators, isolation, quantification, and identification, and an understanding of the intervention strategies and technologies, regulatory guidelines, standards, and programs to address them. Fa only. (26.0503)

BIOL 551. Marine and Environmental Biology I. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: 12 hours of 400-level biology or chemistry courses and permission of department head. A comprehensive introduction to the field of environmental and marine sciences, including an overview of evolution, habitation, and interactions within a diverse set of ecosystems. Fa only. (26.1302)

BIOL 552. Marine and Environmental Biology II. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: BIOL 551. Ecology, utilization and management of the aquatic environment, with emphasis on the riverine, estuarine and marine environments of Louisiana and the northern Gulf of Mexico. Sp only. (26.1302)

BIOL 555. Advanced Oceanography. 3-3-0. Prerequisites or co-requisite: BIOL 551. Principles and processes of physical, chemical, geological and biological oceanography. Fa only. (26.1302)

BIOL 556. Biology of Polluted Waters. 3-3-0. Prerequisites or co-requisite: BIOL 551 and 552. Organismal, community, and ecosystem responses to pollutants of aquatic environments. Fa only. (26.1302)

BIOL 560. Marine and Environmental Regulation, Law, and Policy Workshop. 1-0-3. Prerequisite or coregistration: BIOL 551. Collaborative workshop with members of industry and governmental agency(s) responsible for regulation of that industry. Issues in the marine and environmental arena, governmental requirements, and legal implications. Fa only. (03.0201)

BIOL 561. Wetlands Plant Biology. 3-2-2. Prerequisite: BIOL 361. Characterization of wetland communities, identification of wetland plants, determination of wetland boundaries, and botanical monitoring of wetland areas. Offered during summer intersession at LUMCOM. (26.0399)

BIOL 566. Population Dynamics of Marine Organisms. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: 12 hours of 400-level biology courses and permission of instructor.   Derivation of fish population estimates of growth, recruitment and mortality; use of modeling techniques to assess exploited populations.     Analysis of actual fisheries data using SAS and FAST softwares.   (0303.01)

BIOL 567 Marine Conservation and Management. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: 12 hours of 400-level biology courses and permission of instructor.   Comprehension, evaluation, and synthesis of marine conservation and management plans.   Socio-economic factors, by-catch, and habitat impacts.   Case histories illustrating population assessment for conservation and management of marine species. (0303.01)

BIOL 568. Professional Scientific Writing. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: computer literacy and a minimum of twelve hours of undergraduate English courses including technical writing. A graduate writing laboratory using discipline-specific examples and assignments, emphasizing skills, techniques, and tasks valuable in professional science. Sp only. (23.0101)

BIOL 570. Special Topics. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Permission of department head. Selected topics in marine and environmental biology to include a survey of the foundation and modern scientific literature. May be repeated for credit if content differs. (26.9999)

BIOL 571.  Industry Internship. 2-0-6. Prerequisites: BIOL 551 or BIOL  552, and permission of department head. Collaborative professional site experience in marine or environmental biology related  issues under the direction of a mentor in a selected industry relevant to the marine and environmental biology field. (26.1302)

BIOL 572.  Governmental Regulatory  Agency Internship. 2-0-6. Prerequisite: BIOL 551 or  BIOL 552, and permission of department head. Collaborative professional site experience under the direction of a mentor in a governmental agency that has regulatory authority over  law and policy related to the marine and environmental field. (26.1302)

BIOL 573. Academic / Non-profit Institution Internship. 2-0-6. Collaborative professional site experience in marine or environmental issues under the direction of a mentor in a selected academic or non-profit institution. (26. 1302)

BIOL 575. Environmental Diagnostics and Biomarkers. 3-3-2. Prerequisites: BIOL 404 and 440. The design and application of tests that quantify, examine the fitness of, and identify the organisms and ecosystems that contribute to the environmental prosperity of southeast Louisiana. Survey and application of current molecular techniques that examine biological indices in a continuously changing field. Includes laboratory experiences. Sp only. (26.1302)

BIOL 580. Bioremediation of Toxic Environments. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: 12 hours of 400-level biology or chemistry courses and permission of course director. A comprehensive study of the field of bioremediation and biorestoration of contaminated environments. Application of bioremediation technologies in environmental restoration. Sp only. (03.0103)

BIOL 581. Analytical Techniques for Environmental Applications. 2-0-4. Prerequisites: 12 hours of 400-level biology or chemistry courses and permission of course director. Instrumental and analytical techniques used in various environmental applications. Principles and operations of various instruments for marine and environmental research. Sp only. (03.0103)

BIOL 585. Aquatic Toxicology. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: 9 hours of 300-level biology or chemistry courses and permission of course instructor. Effects of anthropogenic and natural chemicals on aquatic organisms at various levels of organizations, from subcellular through individual organisms to communities and ecosystems. Sp only. (26.1004)

BIOL 591, 592, 593, 594. Thesis Research. 1-0-4; 2-0-8; 3-0-12; 4-0-16. Prerequisite: Approval of the major professor. Scientific investigational research in support of the thesis. May be repeated. S or U will be earned upon completion. (26.9999)

BIOL 599. Thesis. 1-0-6. Composition, reporting, and defense of the thesis. Enrollment by unanimous consent of student’s thesis committee. May not be repeated. S or U will be earned upon completion. (26.9999)

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