Feb 05, 2023  
2015-2016 General Catalog 
    
2015-2016 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Biology

  
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    PCB 3743 Vertebrate Physiol


  
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    PCB 4023C MOLECULAR CELL BIOLOGY (4)


    Prerequisite: BSC 1011C  and BCH 4033 . Fractionation, Structure And Function Of Subcellular Organelles. Macromolecular Organization Of The Cell, Information Transfer And Protein Synthesis. Lecture/laboratory.

  
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    PCB 4023L Cell Biology Lab


  
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    PCB 4024C ADV. MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (3)


    Prerequisite: BSC 1011 , BCH 4033 . Structure Of Dna In Organisms, Duplication, Protein Synthesis, Analysis Of Dna, And Genetic Engineering. Lecture/laboratory.

  
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    PCB 4044 Ecological Processes (3)


    Prerequisite: PCB 2033L . Ecology. Environment, Energy Transformation By Plants And Animals, Population Ecology, Communities, Species And Adaptations To New Environments.

  
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    PCB 4173 Prin/tech Elec Micro


  
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    PCB 4203 Cell Physiology


    Cells In Diverse Environments, Energy Metabolism Of Cells: Cellular Reactions, Kinetics, Redox Potentials, Release Of Energy, Oxygen Consumption, Photosynthesis, Biosynthesis, Regulation Of Cellular Metabolism.

  
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    PCB 4253 Animal Development


  
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    PCB 4253L- Developmental Biology Lab


  
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    PCB 4315 Marine Ecology (4)


    Prerequisite: PCB 2033C  Ecology. Ocean Environment And Subdivisions, Salinity And Temperature, Plankton, Nekton, Productivity, Shore Zone, Neutic And Oceanic Regions, Deep Sea Environment, Importance Of Oceans To Earth And Man, And Submarine Vents.

  
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    PCB 4363C Physiol Ecology


  
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    PCB 4364C Physiological Ecology (3)


    Prerequisite: PCB 2033C , CHM 1046 . Physiological Adaptation Of Animal Species To The Environment They Inhabit And Strategies For Homeostasis In Changing Environments. Systems Dealt With Are Metabolism, Osmoregulation, Endocrine, Biorhythms, Sense Organs, Nervous Regulation And Reproduction.

  
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    PCB 4454 Stat Procedures


  
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    PCB 4455 Statistical Procedures (3)


    Prerequisite: STA 3173 Biostatistics (3) . Experimental Design, Collection Of Data, Measurement Of Data, Estimation And Testing. Analysis Of Variance, Least Squares, Linear Regression And Correlation, Multivariate Statistics.

  
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    PCB 4674 Evolutionary Biology (3)


    Prerequisite: PCB 3063  Genetics. Theories Of Origin Of Life, Theories Of Evolution, Evidences, Sources Of Variation, Natural Selection, Populations, Isolating Mechanisms, Evolution Above Species Level. A Synthesis Of Biological Concepts.

  
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    PCB 5025 Molecular And Cellular Biology (4)


    Prerequisite: PCB 3063  Genetics. Cell Structure, Role Of Genes, Dna Replication, Genetic Recombination And Regulation Of Genetic Expression.

  
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    PCB 5045 Environmental Ecology (3)


    Global Environment, Global Warming, Air Pollution, Acid Rain, Ozone Layer, Species Populations, Environments, And Pathological Effects Of Pollutants On Organisms.

  
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    PCB 5046 Ecological Processes (3)


    Prerequisite: Pcb 3033. Population Ecology, Communities, And Ecosystem Junction. Emphasis On Regulatory Processes In The Holistic Function Of Ecosystems.

  
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    PCB 5046C Eco Processes


  
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    PCB 5137 Adv Cell Biology


  
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    PCB 5137 Cell Struc & Funct


  
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    PCB 5204C Cell Physiology


  
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    PCB 5205C Cell Struc & Funct


  
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    PCB 5235 Immunology (4)


    Prerequisite: BCH 4034 Biochemistry II (3) . Natural And Acquired Immunity, Theories Of Antigen-antibody Formation, Humoral And Cell-mediated Systems, Nature Of Antibodies, Monoclonal Antibodies And Practical Applications.

  
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    PCB 5307 Limnology (4)


    Prerequisite: Pcb 3033 Ecology. Lotic And Lentic Systems, Limiting Factors, Producers, Primary Production, Food Webs, Total Production, Populations, Species Niches, Holistic Function, Freshwater Marshes, Alternations Of Systems.

  
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    PCB 5315 Marine/estuarine Ecosystems (3)


    Quantitative And Qualitative Evaluation Of Interacting Physicochemical And Biological Activities Of Communities In Marine And Estuarine Environments.

  
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    PCB 5317C Marine Ecology


  
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    PCB 5325 Terrestrial Ecology (4)


    Prerequisite: Pcb 3033 Ecology. Types Of Terrestrial Systems, Soils, Vegetation Formation, Species Ordination, Biomes Species Distributions, Ecological Succession, Colonization, Stability, And Preservation.

  
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    PCB 5365 Physiological Ecology (4)


    Prerequisite: Pbc 3033 Ecology, Comparative Physiology. Terrestrial Environment, Plant Adaptations, Freshwater Animals And Activities, Marine Organisms And Physiology, Esturaine Adaptations, Desert Organisms And Response To Stress.

  
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    PCB 5455 Statistical Procedures (3)


    Prerequisite: Sta 3053. Experimental Design, Data Collection, Measurement, Estimation And Testing. Analysis Of Variance, Regression And Correlation And Multivariate Statistics.

  
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    PCB 5455C Stat Procedures


  
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    PCB 5525 Molecular Biology


  
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    PCB 5595 Adv Molec Biology


  
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    PCB 5595C Principles Of Gene Manipulation (4)


    Prerequisite: Pcp 4024molecular Biology. Maintenance Of E. Coli., Molecular Cloning With Lambda Phage Vectors, Cloning With Plasmids, Cloning With M13 Vectors, And Sequencing Of Dna, And Rna Genetic Probes.

  
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    PCB 5665 Human Genetics (2)


    Prerequisite: PCB 3063C , BCH 4033 . Basic Principles And Mechanisms Of Human Genetics. Several Hereditary Disorders Will Be Discussed And Impact Of Genetic Counseling Examined.

  
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    PCB 5674C Evolutionary Biology (3)


    Prerequisite: PCB 3063 . Theories Of Origin Of Life. Processes Of Evolution At Population And Phyletic Levels, Sources Of Variation, And Detailed Discussion Of Evidence. A Synthesis Of Biological Concepts.

  
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    PCB 5675 Evolutionary Biology


  
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    PCB 5727 Comparative Animal Physiology (4)


    Prerequisite: PCB 3743 . Vertebrate Physiology. Environment, Adaptation. Thermal Regulation, Osmoregulation, Renal Physiology, Respiration, Circulation, Sensory Perception, And Endocrine Function.

  
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    PCB 5786 Membrane Physiology And Biophysics (4)


    Prerequisite: Pcb 4023 Cell Biology. Cell Membrane, Permeation, Active Transport, Bulk Transport, Action Potentials, Propagation Of Action Potentials, And Contractility.

  
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    PCB 5806 Endocrine Physiology (4)


    The Emphasis Is On Vertebrate Hormones. Types And Chemistry Of Hormones, Actions Of Pituitary, Thyroid, Parathyroid, Thymus, Adrenal Hormones, Control Of Reproductive Cycles And Hormones In Development, And Mechanisms Of Hormone Action And Regulation Of Function.

  
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    PCB 6107 Adv Cell Biology


  
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    PCB 6176C Prin/tech Ele Micro


  
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    PCB 6525 Molecular Genetics (4)


    Prerequisite: PCB 3063 . Genetics, Gene Structure, Chromatin, Dna Replication, Transcription, Protein Synthesis, Gene Expression And Regulation, Oncogenes, Dna Cloning, And Genetic Engineering.

  
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    PCB 6526 Molecular Biology


  
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    PCB 6615 Experimental Embryology (4)


    Prerequisite: Zoo 3653. Developmental Anatomy. Experimental Approach To Fertilization, Gastrulation, Organogenesis, Cytodifferentiation, And Reconstitutive Development.

  
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    PCB 6705 Space Hum Physio I


  
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    PCB 6706 Space Hum Physio II


  
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    PCB 6804 Animal Reproductive Physiology (3)


    Study Of The Vertebrate Reproductive Cycles. Development Of Sex, Maturity, Hormonal Control, Mating Patterns, Migrations, Gestation In Mammals, Egg-laying, Parental Care, And Associate Phenomena.

  
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    PCB 6835 Neurophysiology (4)


    Prerequisite: PCB 3743 Vertebrate Physiol . Divisions Of The Nervous System, Membrane Potentials, Propagation Of Action Potentials, Synapses And Nerve Conduction, Nerve Tracts And Ganglia Functions, Brain, Spinal Cord, And Autonomic Nervous System.


Biomedical Engineering

  
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    BME 3009 Intro Biomedical Engineering


    This Course Presents An Introduction To The Field Of Biomedical Engineering Building On Previous Basic Coursework In Biological Science, Physics And Calculus. Topics In Cell Physiology And Modeling, Bioinstrumentation, Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, And Bioimaging Will Covered. The Course Will Provide Sophmore-level Biomedical Engineering Students With Both Fundamentals And Applications In Comtempoary Biomedical Science And Engineering

  
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    BME 4082 Biomedical Engineering Ethics (3).


    Prerequisite: Senior Or Graduate Standing In Biomedical Engineering. Introduction To The Key Theories, Concepts, Principles, And Methodology Relevant To The Development Of Biomedical Engineering Professional Ethics. The Student Will Be Facilitated In His/her Development Of A Code Of Professional Ethics Through Written Work, Class Discussion And Case Analysis.

  
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    BME 4403C The First In A Two-semester Sequence (each Course Is 3 Credit Hours)


    Introducing Engineering Students To Engineering Principles Of The Anatomy And Physiology Of The Human Body. The Lecture Portion Of The Course Focuses On Relating Fundamental Biomedical Engineering Concepts To The Human Physiological System. The Laboratory Portion Of The Course Involves A Practical. In-depth Study Of The Physical And Chemical Interrelationships In The Form And Function Of All Human Anatomical And Physiological Subsystems

  
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    BME 4404C The Second In A Two-semester Sequence (each Course Is 3 Credit Hours)


    Introducing Engineering Students To Engineering Principles Of The Anatomy And Physiology Of The Human Body. The Lecture Portion Of The Course Focuses On Relating Fundamental Biomedical Engineering Concepts To The Human Physiological System. The Laboratory Portion Of The Course Involves A Practical. In-depth Study Of The Physical And Chemical Interrelationships In The Form And Function Of All Human Anatomical And Physiological Subsystems

  
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    BME 4904 Ugd Research Projec Biomed Eng


    Formulation And Completion Of An Honor Research Project On A Topic In Biomedical Engineering, Under The Supervision Of A Faculty Member. Students Should Follow The Departmental Urp Guidelines And The Honors Program Guidelines For Application And Progression. Completion Of Six (6) Semester Hours Of Bme 4906 Over Two Or More Terms With A Grade Of “c” Or Higher May Be Used To Satisfy The Program Elective Requirement. May Be Repeated To Maximum Of Six (6) Semester Hours

  
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    BME 4906 Honors In Biomed Engineering


    Formulation And Completion Of An Honor Research Project On A Topic In Biomedical Engineering, Under The Supervision Of A Faculty Member. Students Should Follow The Departmental Urp Guidelines And The Honors Program Guidelines For Application And Progression. Completion Of Six (6) Semester Hours Of Bme 4906 Over Two Or More Terms With A Grade Of “c” Or Higher May Be Used To Satisfy The Program Elective Requirement. May Be Repeated To Maximum Of Six (6) Semester Hours.

  
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    BME 4937 Spec Topics In Biomed Eng


    Topics In Biomedical Engineering With Emphasis On Recent Developments. May Be Repeated To A Maximum Of Twelve (12) Semester Hours

  
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    BME 5005 Engineering And Applied Science Aspects Of Biology And Medicine (3).


    Prerequisite: Bcs 2010, BCH 4053 , ECH 4403 , Either Pcb 4024 Or (PCB 3063  And PCB 3134 ). Introductory Biomedical Engineering Course That Covers Engineering Aspects Of Biology And Medicine, Including Cellular, Tissue, And Organ Systems, Physiology And Pathophysiology, Biomechanics, Energetics Of Metabolism, And The Systems Engineering Of Physiological Processes.

  
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    BME 5086 Biomedical Eng Ethic


  
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    BME 5105 Biomaterials (3).


    Prerequisite: Bcs 2010, BCH 4053 , Either Pcb 4024 Or (PCB 3063  And PCB 3134 ). Fundamentals And Applications Of Biological Materials. Tissue Engineering And Mechanics.

  
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    BME 5330 Tissue Engineering (3).


    Prerequisite: Doctoral Standing In Biomedical Engineering. Fundamentals And Applications Of Tissue Engineering. Tissue Culturing And Growth. Transplantation And Rejection Repression.

  
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    BME 5485 Animal Surgical Techniques (3).


    Prerequisite: Bcs 2010, Consent Of Instructor. Animal Surgical Techniques Including Animal Anesthesiology, Pre-op And Post-op Animal Care.

  
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    BME 5500 Biomedical Instrumentation (3).


    Prerequisite: EEL 3003 , EEL 3003L , Or EquIValent. Common Instrumentation And Analytical Methodologies In Medicine – Lasers, Optics, Electronics.

  
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    BME 5620 Biophysical Chemistry And Biothermodynamics (3).


    Prerequisite: ECH 3101 , CHM 4410 , CHM 4411 . Engineering Thermodynamics And Physical Chemistry Of Living Systems. Biochemical Ph Monitoring And Analysis.

  
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    BME 5630 Biochemical Transport Phenomena (3).


    Prerequisite: ECH 4403  Or EquIValent; ECH 5261  May Be Substituted For This Course. Intercellular And Intracellular Transport Of Biochemical Species. Active And Passive Transport Across Cell Membranes. Facilitated Transport. Enzyme Kinetics And Transport Phenomena.

  
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    BME 5905 Directed Individual Study (1-3).


    Prerequisite: Consent Of Instructor. Detailed examination of some topic in biomedical engineering. Conducted on a personal basis with the instructor. May be repeated with different topics. Only three (3) credits can be used toward the MS degree.

  
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    BME 5910 Supervised Research (3).


    Prerequisite: Consent Of Instructor. Performance Of Research Project Required For The Non-thesis Ms Degree.

  
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    BME 5935 Biomedical Engineering Seminar (0).


    Prerequisite: Graduate Standing In Biomedical Engineering. (s/u Grade Only.). Presentations By Faculty, Students, And Visiting Scientists. Full-time Graduate Students Must Enroll Each Term.

  
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    BME 5937 Special Topics In Biomedical Engineering (3).


    Prerequisite: Consent Of Instructor. Detailed Study Of Some Topic Of Special Interest To Biomedical Engineers. May Be Repeated For Up To Six (6) Credit Hours With Different Topics. May Be Repeated In Same Semester.

  
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    BME 5971 Thesis (1-12).


    Prerequisite: Consent Of Instructor. (s/u Grade Only.) Performance Of Research And Preparation Of The Master’s Thesis. May Be Repeated As Often As Approved By The Department. Only Six (6) Hours Can Be Counted Toward The Degree Requirements. A Minimum Of Six (6) Hours Is Required.

  
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    BME 6210 Biomechanics Of Human Structure And Motion (3).


    Prerequisite: Doctoral Standing In Biomedical Engineering. Theoretical Mechanics Applied To Human Structures.

  
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    BME 6530 Nmr And Mri Methods In Biology And Medicine (3).


    Prerequisite: Doctoral Standing In Biomedical Engineering. Mr Imaging Methods, Spin Echo Methods, Block Equations, Proton Diffusion, And Imaging. Microimaging Nmr Spectrometers In Research.

  
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    BME 6720 Biostatistical Mechanics (3).


    Prerequisite: Graduate Standing In Biomedical Engineering. Molecular Construction Of Biological Macromolecules Proteins, DNA, Poly-glycolic Compounds. Molecular Dynamics In Membrane Processes.

  
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    BME 6850 Computer Aided Design And Control In Medicine And Surgery (3).


    Prerequisite: Doctoral Standing In Biomedical Engineering. Fundamentals And Applications Of Control And Design In Medicine And Surgery. Computer Controls In Laser Surgery.

  
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    BME 6938 Spec Topic Biomed En


  
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    BME 6980 Dissertation (1-24).


    Prerequisite: Doctoral Candidate Status. (s/u Grade Only.) Research On The Dissertation Topic. May Be Repeated As Often As Approved By The Supervisory Committee. A Maximum Of Twenty-four (24) Hours Can Be Applied To The Doctoral Degree.

  
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    BME 8965 Doctoral Qualifying Exam (0).


    (s/u Grade Only.) All Doctoral Students Must Enroll In This Course The Semester They Intend To Take The Qualifying Exam.

  
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    BME 8976 Thesis Defense (0).


    Prerequisite: ECH 5126 , ECH 5261 , And ECH 5842 ; Corequisite: Bme 5971r (s/u Grade Only.) All Students Must Register For This Course For The Term During Which They Intend To Defend Their Thesis.

  
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    BME 8985 Dissertation Defense (0).


    Corequisite: Ech 6980r (s/u Grade Only.) This Course Must Be Included In The Final Semester Schedule For All Doctoral Students.


Botany

  
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    BOT 1000 Orientation


  
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    BOT 1010 Elementary Botany (3).


    Introductory Lecture About The Importance, Structure And Function Of Plants And The Role That Plants Play In The Environment.

    Course Attribute: General Education
    Course Attribute Value: Natural Science
  
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    BOT 1010C Elementary Botany


  
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    BOT 1010L Laboratory In Elementary Botany (1).


    Introductory Laboratory About The Structure And Function Of Plants And The Role That Plants Play In The Environment.

  
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    BOT 2313 Plant Anatomy And Development (2)


    Prerequisite: BSC 1011 . Structure And Development Of Higher Plants In Relationship To Functions. Lecture And Lab.

  
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    BOT 2313C Plant Anatomy And Development (2)


    Prerequisite: BSC 1011 . Structure And Development Of Higher Plants In Relationship To Functions. Lecture And Lab.

  
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    BOT 2313L Pl Anat & Devel-lab


  
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    BOT 3015 Plant Biology


  
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    BOT 3015L Plant Biology Lab


  
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    BOT 3303 Plant Morphology C01 (3)


    Prerequisite: BSC 1011 . Plant Forms, Their Habitat, General Features, Means Of Reproduction, And Plant Evolution. Lecture/lab.

  
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    BOT 3503C Plant Physiology (4).


    Introduction To Plant Physiology, And The Way In Which A Plant Functions Based On Biochemical Pathways. Also, How Plants Adapt To Their Environment Will Be Stressed.

  
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    BOT 3504C Plant Pathology (4).


    Introduction To The Study Of Plant Diseases, The Principles Of Disease Development And The Agents That Cause Plant Disease. Information Of Disease Diagnosis And Control Will Also Be Stressed.

  
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    BOT 3841C Nat & Intr Tree/plms


  
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    BOT 4590 Enviro Stress Physiology


    Environmental Factors Result In Massive Annual Global Crop Yield Losses. Research Focused On An Understanding Of Plant Environmental Stress Tolerance Mechanisms Has The Potential To Greatly Benefit World Agriculture. These Mechanisms Are Complex, And Their Elucidation Will Require A Long-term , Multi-disciplinary Research Effort. The Effects Of Environmental Stresses On Plants Growth, Development And Yield, And The Physiological And Physical Mechanism Used By Plants To Tolerate These Stresses Are Discussed With Emphasis On Low Temperature,wind And Water Stresses. Fundamental Plants Processes Including Membrane Transport, Cell Elongation, Stomatal Control, Osmotic Adjustment, Sap Flow, Photosynthesis And The Role Of Growth Regulators Are Discussed In Relation To Their Response To Environmental Stress

  
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    BOT 4906 Directed Ind Studies


  
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    BOT 4931 Sel Top Plant Biotec


  
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    BOT 5378 Bio Vascular Plants


  
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    BOT 5506 Advanced Plant Physiology (3)


    Prerequisite: Plant Physiology, Organic Chemistry (two Semesters). This Course Focuses On A Detailed Investigation Of Plant Hormones Including Biological And Chemical Essays. Biosynthesis, Metabolism, And Physiological Effects Of Plant Hormones. Nitrogen Asphyxiation, Nutrient Translocation, Juvenility, Photo-periodism, Vernalization, Germination And Dormancy Will Be Covered.

  
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    BOT 5604 Advanced Plant Ecology (3)


    A Study Of The Environmental Conditions Controlling Plant Growth, Response Of Plants To Their Habitat, A Study Of The Climatic, Physiographic, Edaphic, And Historic Factors Of The Environment In Relation To Plant Growth.

  
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    BOT 5815C Economic Botany


  
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    BOT 5937 Selected Topics In Plant Biotechnology (3)


    Prerequisite: A Basic Knowledge Of Plant Biology. Advanced Plant And Cell Culture, Using Plant Tissue And Culture For Crop Improvement, Genetic Transformation, Plant Genome Organization, Structure And Properties Of Dna. Recombinant Dna Procedures And Associated Methods; Plant Genome Mapping, Genome Mapping And Gene Mapping And Breeding.


Brass

  
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    MVB 1012 Applied Brass (2)


    For Instrumentalists Below Expected Entering Level Of Accomplishment. Basic Principles And Techniques Of Instrumental Performance. May Be Repeated For Maximum Credit Of 4 Hours.

 

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