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2015-2016 General Catalog 
    
2015-2016 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Biochemistry

  
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    BCH 4034 Biochemistry II (3)


    Prerequisite: BCH 4033 . A Brief Study Of Radioisotopes, Photosynthesis, And Molecular Transmission Of Genetic Information. The Study Includes Biochemistry Of Nucleic Acids, Replication, Transcription, Processing, And Translation; Protein Synthesis; Immunochemistry; And Genetic Engineering.

  
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    BCH 4034L Biochemistry II Lab (1)


    Prerequisite: BCH 4034 . Involves Isolation Of Chromatin Proteins, Isolation Of DNA, Determination Of Molecular Weight Of Proteins, Quantitation Of Nucleic Acid, And Determination Of The Effects Of Hormones On Macromolecular Synthesis.

  
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    BCH 4042 Enzymology (4)


    Prerequisite: CHM 3120  And BSC 1011 . A Detailed Study Of The Structure, Classification, And Kinetics Of Enzymes; Molecular Mechanism Of Enzyme Action; And Medical And Industrial Application Of Enzymes. Laboratory Involves Isolation, Purification, And Kinetic Studies Of Enzymes.

  
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    BCH 4044 Nucleic Acids


  
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    BCH 4047L Biochem Res Method I


  
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    BCH 4048L Biochem Res Metho II


  
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    BCH 4053 Gen Biochemistry I


  
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    BCH 4053L Gen Biochem Lab


  
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    BCH 4930 Marc Honors Sem I


  
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    BCH 4931 Marc Honors Sem II


    Course Attribute: PREP
    Course Attribute Value: PREP
  
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    BCH 4932 Marc Honors Sem III


  
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    BCH 5041 Protein Biochemistry (3)


    Prerequisite: One Semester Of Introductory Biochemistry Or Consent Of Instructor. A Comprehensive Study Of Chemistry Of Amino Acids, Peptides, And Proteins; Protein Structure; Purification And Analysis Of Proteins; Protein Turnover.

  
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    BCH 5043 Enzymology


    Study Of Enzymes ; Enzymes Kinetics; Mechanism Of Enzyme Action And Regulation Of Enzyme Activity.

  
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    BCH 5045 Biochemistry (3)


    Prerequisite: One Semester Of Introductory Biochemistry Or Consent Of Instructor. A Detailed Study Of The Chemistry Of Nucleic Acids; Dna, Rna And Protein Biosynthesis And Processing; Genes And Control Of Gene Expression Recombinant Dna; Gene Function In Immunological Specificity And In Development; Genetic Basis Of Cancer.

  
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    BCH 5046 Physical Biochemistr


  
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    BCH 5049 Metabolism


  
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    BCH 5055 Cell Biochemistry


  
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    BCH 5203C Respri-metabolism


  
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    BCH 5275 Membranes


  
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    BCH 5280 Bioenergetics


  
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    BCH 5405 Molecular Biology


  
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    BCH 5886 Macromol Crystallogr


  
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    BCH 5887 Xray Crystallography



Biological & Agri Systems En

  
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    ABE T999 Abe Transfer Course


  
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    ABE 1010 Introduction To Biological And Agricultural Systems Engineering (base) (1)


    An Introduction Of Mathematical And Engineering Concepts Utilized In Food And Agricultural Systems Design.

  
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    ABE 2001L Introduction To Computer Applications (1)


    Hands-on Experience With Computer Application Packages Such As Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Database Management, And Presentation Graphics. Also Provides Exposure To Gis And Programming Using Pascal Plus, C++, Or Fortran At A Very Basic Level.

  
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    ABE 3013 Introduction To Design Analysis. (3)


    Prerequisite: MAC 3312 , EGM 3512  Or Permission. Introduction To The Modeling Processes Through Mass And Energy Balances, Rate Equations And Equations Of State. Analytical And Numerical Methods For The Solution Of Equations.

  
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    ABE 3014 Proc Model Bio & Agr Sys Eng


    In This Course, Students Will Use Modeling Techniques To Study Different Biological Systems. The Course Is A Lab Format With Focus On Seperation Science, Reactor Kinetics And Mass Transfer. Emphasis Will Be Placed On The Development Of Basic Understanding For Defining And Evaluation Interrelationships Of Parameters In Biological Systems.this Course Is The Second In A Part Two Series

  
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    ABE 3014L Proc Model Bio & Agr Sys Eng


    In This Course, Students Will Use Modeling Techniques To Study Different Biological Systems. The Course Is A Lab Format With Focus On Separation Science, Reactor Kinetics And Mass Transfer. Emphasis Will Be Placed On The Development Of Basic Understanding For Defining And Evaluation Interrelationships Of Parameters In Biological Systems.this Course Is The Second In A Part Two Series

  
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    ABE 3212C Natural Resources Conservation Engineering (4)


    Prerequisite: PHY 3048 , MAC 3311  Or Permission. Introduction To Hydrologic Cycle, Precipitation, Infiltration, Evapo-transpiration, Soil Erosion, Erosion Best Management Practices, Nutrient Movement, Flood Routing, Gis (geographic Information Systems), Channel Flow, Pipe Flow, Drainage And Irrigation.

  
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    ABE 3613C Heat & Mass Trf Bio & Food Eng


    Transport Phenomena, Steady And Unsteady State Heat Conduction, Radiation. Free And Forced Convection, Mass Transfer, Psychometrics, Thermodynamics Of Biological Processes

  
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    ABE 3642C Eng Anal Bio Sys & Num Method


    The Course Will Cover Topics Of Numerical Analysis Including: Root Finding, Numerical Integration, Differentiation, Interpolation And Numerical Solutions To Ordinary Differential Equations Applied To Biological Systems Engineering And Related Problems. The Numerical Computations Techniques Included In This Course Will Allow Biological Systems Engineers To Develop Applications For Such Things As Natural Variability, Growth/decay Cycles And Process Uncertainty. Matlab And “cosmos” Multiphysics Will Be Used For Sumulating And Solving Engineering Problems Related To Biological Systems. This Course Is The First In A Two-part Series

  
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    ABE 3650 Engineering Properties Of Biological Materials (3)


    Prerequisite: BSC 1011 , PHY 3049  Or Permission. Physical Properties Important To The Design Of Harvesting, Storage, And Processing Systems For Agricultural Crops; Principles And Techniques For Measurement Of Properties Including Frictional Effects, Particle Size, Strengh, Moisture Content, Specific Heat, And Thermal Conductivity.

  
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    ABE 4030 Instru Agri & Bio Sy


  
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    ABE 4042 Senior Design In Biological And Agricultural Systems Engineering I (2)


    Prerequisite: Senior Standing. Capstone Design Experience, The First Of Two Senior Design Courses, Which Includes A Team Project, Incorporating Analysis, Design Evaluation, Synthesis, And A Written Report Of The End-product.

  
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    ABE 4043 Senior Design In Biological And Agricultural Systems Engineering II (2)


    Prerequisite: Senior Standing. Second Semester Continuation Of The Above Described Senior Design Course.

  
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    ABE 4224 Non-point Source Pollution (3)


    Prerequisite: ABE 3212C  Or Permission. Covers The Chemical And Physical Processes Involved In The Transport Of Nutrients, Pesticides, And Other Potential Pollutants In Runoff And Percolation. Emphasis Is Placed On Algorithms And Computer Models Which Predict Water And Chemical Movement Into Surface Waters And Ground Water.

  
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    ABE 4232 Water Management System Design (3)


    Prerequisite: 3212c Or Permission. To Acquaint The Student With The Science And Design Of Drainage, Irrigation, Rural Water Supply And Rural Sanitation Systems. There Will Be An Integration Of Economic, Environmental, And Social Considerations Into The Various Design Projects.

  
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    ABE 4612 Environmental Modifications And Controls (3)


    Prerequisite: EML 3100  Or Co-req EML 3140  Or Permission. Fundamentals Of Heat And Mass Transfer, Psychometrics And Solar Radiation, And Their Interactions With Animals And Plants In Controlled Environments. Application Of Fundamental Principles To The Design Of Animal And Plant Production Structures And Other Intensively Managed Biological Systems.

  
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    ABE 4651 Biomass Conversion Processes For Energy And Chemicals (3)


    Prerequisite: CHM 1045 , BSC 1011 . There Are A Varity Of Physical And Biological Processes Available For Converting Plants And Other Biomass Resources Into Energy, Industrial Chemicals, And Foods. The Design Is Accomplished Through Fusing Concepts From Biochemistry, Microbiology, And Plant Biology With The Concepts And Methods Of Engineering. There Are Four Components Of This Course: Plants As Biochemical Resources, Heat And Mass Transfer, Enzyme Catalysis, And Fermentation Kinetics. Each Component Concludes With A Case Study That Demonstrates How The Scientific Concepts And Methods Are Used To Design A Biomass Conversion Process.

  
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    ABE 4661 Biochemical Engineering (3)


    Use Of Microorganisms And Enzymes For The Production Of Chemical Feedstock, Single Cell Protein, Antibiotics And Other Fermentation Productions. Topics Include Kinetics And Energetic Of Microbial Metabolism, Design And Analysis Of Reactors For Microbial Growth And Enzyme Catalyzed Reactions, And Consideration Of Scale-up, Mass Transfer, And Sterilization During Reactor Design.

  
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    ABE 4701 Agricultural Waste Management Engineering (3)


    Prerequisite: BSC 1011 , CHM 1045 , Or Permission. Sources And Descriptions Of Wastes From Livestock, Food Processing, And Domestic Refuse. Waste Is Characterized By Physical, Biological, Microbiological And Chemical Properties. Details Practices Of Collections, Storage, Treatment (aerobic And Anaerobic), And Utilization/disposal. The Environmental Effects Of Land Application, And Other Disposal Practices Is Included.

  
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    ABE 4812 Food And Bioprocessing Engineering (3)


    Prerequisite: MAC 3312 , PHY 3048 ; Corequisite: Co-req EML 3140  An Analysis Of The Most Common Unit Operations Utilized In The Processing Of Food Products. The Principles Of Heat And Mass Transfer Associated With Processing Operations Will Be Used In Defining Process Systems For Drying, Refrigeration, Etc.


Biological Science

  
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    BSC 1005 Biological Science (3)


    Study Of Basic Biological Principles. Topics Include Cell Structure, Genetics , Diversity Of Organisms, Physiology And Ecology

    Course Attribute: General Education
    Course Attribute Value: Natural Science
  
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    BSC 1005C Biological Science


    Course Attribute: General Education
    Course Attribute Value: Natural Science
  
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    BSC 1005L Biological Sci Lab


    Course Attribute: General Education
    Course Attribute Value: Natural Science
  
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    BSC 1010 General Biology I (3)


    General Biological Principles And Cell Function For Biology And Other Health Science Majors. Must Earn A ‘c’ Grade To Advance. Lecture.

    Course Attribute: General Education
    Course Attribute Value: Natural Science
  
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    BSC 1010C General Biology I (4)


    General Biological Principles And Cell Function For Biology And Other Health Science Majors. Must Earn A “c” Grade To Advance. Lecture/labs.

    Course Attribute: General Education
    Course Attribute Value: Natural Science
  
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    BSC 1010L General Bio Lab I (1)


    Course Attribute: General Education
    Course Attribute Value: Natural Science
  
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    BSC 1011 General Biology II (3)


    Prerequisite: BSC 1010 . Deals With Protists, Fungi Plant And Animal Biology For Biology And Other Health Science Majors. Must Earn A C Grade To Advance. Lecture/labs.

    Course Attribute: General Education
    Course Attribute Value: Natural Science
  
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    BSC 1011C General Biology II (4)


    Prerequisite: BSC 1011 . Deals With Protists, Fungi Plant And Animal Biology For Biology And Other Health Science Majors. Must Earn A “C” Grade To Advance. Lecture/labs.

  
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    BSC 1011L General Bio II Lab (1)


    General Biological Principles And Cell Function For Biology And Other Health Science Majors. Must Earn A ‘c’ Grade To Advance

    Course Attribute: General Education
    Course Attribute Value: Natural Science
  
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    BSC 1012C General Biology


  
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    BSC 2010 Biological Science I


  
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    BSC 2010L Biological Sci I Lab


  
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    BSC 2011 Biological Scienc II


  
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    BSC 2011L Biological Science Lab II


  
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    BSC 2085 Anatmy & Physiolgy I


  
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    BSC 2093 Anatomy And Physiology (3)


    Prerequisite: BSC 1005C  Or BSC 1010 , CHM 1030  Or CHM 1045 . Normal Structure And Physiology Of The Skeleton, Muscle, And Nervous Systems. Lecture.

  
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    BSC 2093L Anatomy And Physiology I Lab (1)


    Systems Of Cat As A Mammalian Model Including Muscles, Bones.

  
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    BSC 2094 Anatomy And Physiology II (3)


    Prerequisite: BSC 2093 . Continuation Of BSC 2093  With Emphasis On The Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Excretory, Digestive, Endocrine, Reproductive And Special Senses Systems. Lecture

  
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    BSC 2094L Anatomy And Physiology II Lab (1)


    Continuation Of BSC 2093  And Deals With Cardio-vascular, Digestive, Renal, And Reproductive Systems (non-majors).

  
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    BSC 3926 Professional Development For Biology (2)


    A Course Designed For Biology Majors To Participate In Seminars Given By Scientists And To Engage In Activities That Help Them Grow Professionally.

  
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    BSC 4101 History Of Biology (2)


    Prerequisite: None. A Survey Of The History Of Biology From Ancient Times To Modern Era Focusing On Ancient Greece, Hellenistic And Arabic Cultures, Scientific Societies, And Development Of Cell Biology, Embryology, Genetics, Microbiology, Physiology And Evolution.

  
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    BSC 4434 Intro To Bioinformatics


    This Is An Introduction To The Theory And Practice Of Bioinformatcs And Computional Biology; Emphasizing The Use Of Computer Datbases To Store, Retrieve And Assist In Understanding Biological Information. Topics Covered Will Included: 1. Dna Sequence Assembly And Patterns ; 2. Protein Modeling And Alignments, 3. Genomics And Proteomics; 4. Expression Array Analysis; And 5. Phylgenetrics And Systematics

  
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    BSC 4833 Radiation Biology (3).


    Radiations Emitted By Atomic Nuclei, Radiation Absorption, Cell Survival, Immunology, Protective Actions, Recovery From Irradiation, And Radiation Protection.

  
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    BSC 4905 Directed IndIV Study


    This Course Is Designed To Allow Students To Participate In A Supervised Study Or Research Participation In A Specific Science-related Area In Biology. Students Must Have Instructor Approval Of The Topic Before Enrolling In The Course

  
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    BSC 4930 Biology Pro-seminar I (1)


    Techniques Of Scientific Research Writing, Preparation, And Presentation Of Paper In Area Of Biological Science.

  
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    BSC 4931 Biology Pro-seminar II (1)


    Prerequisite: BSC 4930 . Continuation Of Preparation And Presentation Of Paper In Area Of Biological Science.

  
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    BSC 4934 Scientific Communica


  
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    BSC 4936 Special Topics In Biological Sciences (variable 1-4).


  
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    BSC 4970 Biology Honors


  
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    BSC 5105 History Of Biology


  
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    BSC 5436 Intro To Bioinformatics


    This Is An Introduction To The Theory And Practice Of Bioinformatcs And Computional Biology; Emphasizing The Use Of Computer Datbases To Store, Retrieve And Assist In Understanding Biological Information. Topics Covered Will Included: 1. Dna Sequence Assembly And Patterns ; 2. Protein Modeling And Alignments, 3. Genomics And Proteomics; 4. Expression Array Analysis; And 5. Phylgenetrics And Systematics

  
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    BSC 5834 Radiation Biology


  
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    BSC 5865 Conservation Biology


    Surveying Major Concepts And Current Issues In The Field Of Conservation Biology. Value Of Biodiversity, Conservation, And Protection Of Species And Ecosystems At Risk, Genetic Diversity, Systematics, Endangered Species, Invasive Species, Extinction, Habitat Loss And Fragmentation, Species Biomonitoring And Conservation Area Management

  
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    BSC 5921 Colloquium (1)


    Presentations By Invited Scientists. Compulsory Attendance For A “s” Or “u” Credit.

  
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    BSC 5935 Graduate Seminar (1-2)


    Oral Presentations On Selected Topics In The Field Of Specializations.

  
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    BSC 5936 St:quant Meth Ecol


  
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    BSC 5945 Supervised Teaching


  
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    BSC 5971 Thesis (3-6)


    May Be Accumulated Up To A Maximum Of 15 Hours.

  
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    BSC 6935 Special Topics In Biology (1-4).


  
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    BSC 7910 Grad Direct Research


  
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    BSC 7912 Graduate Directed Research (1-4).


  
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    BSC 8976 Masters Comp Exam


  
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    PCB 4233 Immunology (3)


    Prerequisite: MCB 3020 Introduction to the immune system, Ag/Ab reactions, development of vaccines and the applications.


Biology

  
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    PCB 2033C Introduction To Ecology (3)


    Prerequisite: BSC 1011C . Emphasis Of Fundamental Concepts Of Ecology Such As Ecosystems, Energy Relations, Primary And Secondary Production, Nutrient Cycling Species, Population, Communities Succession, Terrestrial And Aquatic Ecosystems, Population And Human Ecology. Lecture And Lab.

  
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    PCB 2053 Immunology (3)


    Prerequisite: Mcb 3020. Introduction To The Immune System, Ag/ab Reactions, Development Of Vaccines And The Applications.

  
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    PCB 3044 General Ecology


  
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    PCB 3063 General Genetics (4)


  
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    PCB 3063C Principles of Genetics (4)


    Prerequisite: BSC 1011C . Basic Principles Which Control Transmission Of Hereditary Characters And Factors Which Cause Mutation. Life Cycles Of Representative Organisms Are Also Discussed. Lecture And Lab.

  
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    PCB 3097 Organ Physiology I


  
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    PCB 3097L Organ Physiology I-l


  
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    PCB 3134 Cell Struct & Func


  
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    PCB 3334 Biological Sciences


    This Course Will Provide Students With Multiple Field Experiences To Study Ecosystems, Flora And Fauna Of Northwest Florida And The Southeastern United States. The Lecture Component Will Study Principles Of Biogeography, Ecology, Evolutio, Physiology, And Environmental ;science. The Field Component Will Illustrate And Quality Biotic Diversity In A Natural Setting

  
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    PCB 3341C Field Biology


    This Course Will Provide Students With Multiple Field Experiences To Study Ecosystems, Flora And Fauna Of Northwest Florida And The Southeastern United States. The Lecture Component Will Study Principles Of Biogeography, Ecology, Evolutio, Physiology, And Environmental ;science. The Field Component Will Illustrate And Quality Biotic Diversity In A Natural Setting

  
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    PCB 3702 Organ Physiology II


  
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    PCB 3702L Organ Physiol II Lab


  
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    PCB 3723 Vertebrate Physiology (3)


    Prerequisite: BSC 1010C BSC 1011C , Chm 1045c, CHM 1046C , Chm 3210c, Chm 3211c, And Phy 3053c, PHY 3054  or Currently Enrolled. Course Deals With Body Fluids And Functions Of Cells, Tissues And Organ Systems. Lecture.

  
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    PCB 3723L Vertebrate Physiology Lab (1)


    Experimental Demonstration Of Cardiovascular, Muscular, Respiratory, Nervous, Excretory And Reproductive Physiology.

 

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