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The

FA C U L T Y Faculty

BOOKLET 2004 – 2005 of Science & Agriculture

BIOL 2364 (BC23B) ADVANCED GENERAL BIOCHEMISTRY (4 credits)

BIOL 2462 (Z24A) CARIBBEAN ISLAND ECOLOGY (4 credits)

Prerequisites: BL11D and C11C Co-requisite:

BC 22A and BC23A Syllabus: Relationships between protein structure and function. Mecha- nism of action of specific enzymes or classes of enzymes e.g. serine proteases, thiol proteases, lysozyme, aldolase, transami- nases, oxidoreductases. Membrane structure and transport processes. Metabolic regulation in mammalian energy metabo-

lism. Assessment: In-course assessment One 2-hour theory examination

40% 60%

BIOL 2461 (Z24B) HUMANS & THE ENVIRONMENT (4 credits)

Prerequisites: BL11G or (AG13A & AG14A) Syllabus: Evolution of humans and human races and origin of diversity. Anatomical, physiological and cultural adaptations to diverse environments. Ecology of human diseases and health. Human population demography and human population-resources relationships. Technological develop- ment and its impacts on the environment and human

population. The future of human populations. Assessment: In-course assessment One 2-hour theory examination

40% 60%

Prerequisites: BL11G or (AG13A & AG14A) Syllabus: Geological and geographical history of island formation, island palaeoecology, modern island environments with particular reference to the West Indies. Island biotic community develop- ment and composition – speciation, adaptive radiation, extinc- tion and factors affecting biotic composition. The ecology of Caribbean and other islands. Case histories of the ecology of selected islands and archipelagos. Island ecology in continen- tal settings and ecosystem fragmentation. Human impacts on Caribbean island ecosystems and the future of the ecosystems

and biota. Assessment: In-course assessment One 2-hour theory examination

40% 60%

BIOL 2761 (BT27A) PLANT PHYSIOLOGY (4 credits)

Prerequisites: BL11D and BL11F Syllabus: An advanced treatment of plant physiology and selected as- pects of cellular metabolism. Topics include water relations of cells, tissues and whole plants; germination, seedling develop- ment, growth, differentiation and growth analysis; mineral uptake and plant nutrition; photosynthesis, translocation and sink / source relationships; roles and applications of hormones

and growth regulators. Assessment: Coursework: Two in-course theory tests Lab Reports One Assignment One in-course practical test Final Examination:

40% compromising· 20%· 10%· 5%· 5% 60% (one 2-hour theory paper)

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