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BIO 614. PROBLEMS IN TEACHING SCIENCE IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. Practical problems handled on an individual basis, while potential problems are being analyzed through research and discussion. Scientific methods of instruction used as foundation techniques for all instruction at elementary school level. 3


_________________ specific area of ecology. May be repeated for credit. 3

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BIO 618. DNA SCIENCE. Methods to isolate, amplify, manipulate, and analyze DNA sequences. Societal implications of DNA technology are considered. Each student must design and perform an independent laboratory experiment support- ed by a scholarly paper. Prerequisites: One semester of organic chemistry and cell biology or biochemistry. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. 4

BIO 620. RESEARCH DESIGN AND ANALYSIS. Data management, data transfor- mation, research design, application of advanced statistical tests to large data sets, use of computer statistical packages, selection and use of graphs to discover and illustrate characters and relationships. Prerequisites: BIO 419/519. 3

BIO 640. EVOLUTION AND SYSTEMATICS. History of taxonomy and evolu- tionary theory, methods of speciation and evolution, current principles and theo- ries, and an exploration of classical and modern literature will be examined. Prerequisite: Minimum of one plant or animal systematics course, BIO 328. 3

BIO 641. VERTEBRATE ECOMORPHOLOGY. Examination of the diversity of vertebrate functional morphology and its ecological and evolutionary conse- quences. Prerequisite: Vertebrate anatomy or field biology. Lecture 2 hours, labo- ratory 2 hours. 3

BIO 649. LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY. Influence of biotic and abiotic processes on the characterization, pattern development, spatial heterogeneity and dynamics of landscapes. Applications and techniques using GIS, GIP, and GPS. Prerequisites: BIO 301; and one additional field-oriented offering. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 2 hours. 4

BIO 659. CONSERVATION BIOLOGY. Integrates fundamental relationships between organisms and their environment with investigations in population/com- munity biology, and wildlife management. Prerequisites: BIO 301 and two addi- tional field-oriented offerings recommended.Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 2 hours. 4

BIO 664. HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY. An in-depth study of the functions of the human body with emphasis on homeostatic mechanisms. Prerequisite: BIO 300 or permission of the instructor. 3

BIO 665. PATHOPHYSIOLOGY. The study of physiological and biological mani- festations of disease. Prerequisites: Comparative vertebrate anatomy and physiol- ogy or human anatomy and physiology. Prerequisite: BIO 664 or permission of instructor. 3

BIO 688. TAXONOMY OF IMMATURE INSECTS. Advanced study of immature stages of selected orders of insects with emphasis on generic and specific taxa. Primary consideration of the larval stages of indigenous species of economic importance. 3


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