BIO - Biology

College of Natural and Health Sciences

School of Biological Sciences

BIO 100 Exploring Biology

(3 lecture) Non-majors only. Optional co-requisite BIO 105. Biological concepts within a human context covering cell biology, physiology, genetics, evolution, ecology and interactions of human kind and the environment. No credit for biology majors or minors. (LAC, gtP)

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BIO 102 Success in Biology I

An introduction to life at UNC, the biology major, and biology careers for incoming freshman. S/U graded.

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BIO 103 Success in Biology II

A continued introduction to biology, the practice of science, the philosophy of science, and strategies for success. S/U graded.

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BIO 105 Exploring Biology Lab

(3 laboratory) Non-majors only. Co-requisite: BIO 100. No credit for biology majors or minors. (LAC, gtP)

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BIO 110 Principles of Biology

(3 lecture, 3 laboratory) Biological principles from cells to communities, especially structure and function. Study of genetics, metabolism, development and homeostasis. Not recommended for non-science majors. (LAC, gtP)

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BIO 111 Survey of Organismal Biology

(3 lecture, 3 laboratory) Survey of all living organisms focusing on diversity, life cycles and classification, structure and function, ecology and evolutionary relationships. Not recommended for non-science majors.

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BIO 112 Principles of Biology Applications

(1 recitation) Co-requisite: BIO 110. Explore current applications and methods of biological principles, while developing critical thinking and problem solving skills within biology.

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BIO 114 Organismal Biology Applications

Co-requisites: BIO 111. Use current issues in biodiversity to explore realworld applications of organismal biology.

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BIO 210 Cell Biology

(3 lecture) Prerequisites: BIO 110 and CHEM 111 & CHEM 111L. Prerequisite or concurrent: CHEM 112CHEM 112L or CHEM 231 or CHEM 281 & CHEM 281L. Study cellular basis of life, with emphasis on biological macromolecules, cell organelles, cell membranes, cellular respiration and photosynthesis, and evolution of cells.

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BIO 211 Cell Biology Applications

Prerequisite: BIO 110. Co-requisite: BIO 210. Strengthen critical thinking and problem solving skills while exploring real-world applications of cell biology and the technology of discovery.

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BIO 220 Genetics

(3 lecture, 3 laboratory) Prerequisites: BIO 110 and BIO 210. Study fundamental laws of heredity, the molecular structure and function of genes, and emerging genetic technologies.

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BIO 221 Genetics Applications

(1 lecture) Co-requisite: BIO 220. Explore current applications and methods of Genetics, while developing critical thinking and problem solving skills in the field.

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BIO 245 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology

(3 lecture, 3 laboratory) Stress regulatory mechanisms that maintain normal body function and broad general biological principles as they apply to structure and function.

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BIO 246 Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology

(2 lecture, 3 laboratory) Prerequisite: BIO 245. Study of regulation of cellular and systemic physiology, including membrane transport, cell cycle, autonomic nervous system, cardiovascular system, renal function and metabolism as they relate to homeostasis. Inquiry based laboratory.

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BIO 251 Allied Health Microbiology

(2 lecture, 3 lab) Prerequisites: BIO 110 and CHEM 281 & CHEM 281L. Non-Biological Sciences majors only. Basic microbiology with emphasis for allied health professions such as nursing. Emphasis is on micro-organisms involved in human health, disease, food safety and food technology.

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BIO 265 Life Science Concepts

(2 lecture, 2 laboratory) An investigation of basic biological concepts in biological science through lecture, discussion and laboratory investigation. Ideal for students seeking elementary certification. (LAC, gtP)

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BIO 320 Introduction to Medical Genetics

(3 lecture) Prerequisite: BIO 220.  Study the principles of medical genetics including a review of gene function, patterns of inheritance, mechanisms of common genetic diseases, genetic testing, genetic counseling and risk assessment, and gene therapy.
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BIO 325 Introduction to Cancer Biology

(3 lecture) Prerequisites: BIO 100 and BIO 105, or BIO 110. BIO 220 recommended. Study an overview of the causes, prevention, molecular and cellular mechanisms, and treatment of various cancers.

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BIO 329 Field Botany

(2 Lecture, 1 Field) Prerequisite: BIO 111 or instructor consent. Application of botanical techniques in a field setting. Course includes species identification, collection of plant specimens, plant community structure, rare plant management, and field based botanical data collection. Field trip required.
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BIO 330 Plant Systematics

(3 lecture, 3 laboratory) Prerequisite: BIO 111. History of plant taxonomy, phylogenetic systematics, family recognition, and identification of local flora using keys. Native plant collection and field trips required.

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BIO 331 General Entomology

(3 lecture, 3 laboratory) Prerequisite: BIO 111. Study of the biology of the principal orders of insects by collecting and classifying specimens. Agents and vectors of disease are stressed. Insect collection is required.

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BIO 333 General Parasitology

(3 lecture, 3 laboratory) Prerequisites: BIO 100 and BIO 105, or BIO 111. Study of the symbiotic relationships of parasitism as exemplified by typical parasites of humans, domesticated and wild animals, stressing life cycles, pathogenesis, systematics and host-parasite relationships.

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BIO 334 Mammalogy

(3 lecture, 3 laboratory) Prerequisite: BIO 111. Study of the functional biology, ecology and behavior of mammals. Laboratory stresses the identification and ecology of Colorado species. Field work required.

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BIO 335 Survey of Fishes, Amphibians and Reptiles

(3 lecture, 3 laboratory) Prerequisite: BIO 111. Investigation of the biology of the cold-blooded vertebrates including their evolution, ecology and behavior. Laboratory stresses the identification and biology of Colorado species.

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BIO 337 Morphogenesis of Algae and Fungi

(3 lecture, 3 laboratory) Prerequisite: BIO 111. Study of structure, morphogenesis and phylogenetic relationships of organisms grouped with algae, fungi. Comparative study to explore multiple kingdom concepts. Ecological, medical and economic aspects of mycology and phycology explored.

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BIO 338 Marine Biology

Prerequisite: BIO 110. Sophomores and above. Study of marine organisms and their habitats from the intertidal to the deep sea. Emphasis is on the adaptation to environmental factors, ecological relationships and conservation.

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BIO 339 Marine Biology Lab in Belize

Prerequisite: BIO 110. Co-requisite: BIO 338. An intensive field experience in Belize which introduces participants to tropical marine and the terrestrial environment. Course occurs during spring break. Additional fees required.

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BIO 341 Human Anatomy

(2 lecture 3 laboratory) Prerequisite: BIO 110. Study of the organ systems of the human body, their structure and integration. Laboratory includes examination of mammalian organs.

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BIO 345 Comparative Vertebrate Morphogenesis

(3 lecture 3 laboratory) Prerequisites:BIO 110 and BIO 111. Study of comparative developmental processes of vertebrates as they relate to the structure of the adult organ systems. Developmental anatomy and adult morphology of sharks through mammals are studied and dissected.

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BIO 350 Human Physiology

(3 lecture, 3 laboratory) Prerequisites: BIO 210, recommend BIO 341. Examine in detail the function of the organ systems of the human body, especially of those involved with the maintenance of normal function.

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BIO 351 Microbiology

(3 lecture, 3 laboratory) Prerequisites: BIO 110; CHEM 231 or CHEM 281CHEM 281L or CHEM 331 & CHEM 331L. Examine microorganisms and their interactions with living and non-living components of the biosphere. Study the structural and metabolic diversity within Eubacteria and Archaea, some fungi and viruses.

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BIO 354 General Plant Physiology

(3 lecture, 3 laboratory) Prerequisites: BIO 111; CHEM 281CHEM 281L or CHEM 331 & CHEM 331L. Study of physiological factors influencing the chemical and structural composition of plant absorption and utilization of water and minerals; photosynthesis, translocation, respiration, nitrogen metabolism; and growth and development.

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BIO 355 Medical Pharmacology

(2 lecture) Prerequisite: BIO 246 or BIO 350. A detailed study of the principles underlying absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion and interaction of drugs in humans.

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BIO 360 Ecology

(3 lecture, 3 laboratory) Prerequisite: BIO 111. Identify/describe plant and animal communities. Study of ecosystem structure and energy flow. Examine topics such as biogeochemical cycles, soils, population structure, species’ interactions and succession. Field trip may be required.

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BIO 362 Principles of Animal Behavior

(3 lecture, 3 laboratory) Prerequisite: BIO 111.  Study of the behaviors of animals.  The production mechanisms, development, ecological significance, and evolution of behaviors will be stressed.

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BIO 380 Aquatic Biology

(3 lecture, 3 laboratory) Prerequisites: BIO 110 and BIO 111. This course examines aquatic communities, determines species present, nature of the physical and chemical aquatic environment, species and population distribution, productivity and eutrophication.

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BIO 381 Principles of Immunology

(3 lecture) Prerequisites: BIO 220 An introduction to the components and basic mechanisms of the immune system.

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BIO 408 Workshop

A variety of workshops on special topics within the discipline. Goals and objectives will emphasize the acquisition of general knowledge and skills in the discipline. Repeatable, under different subtitles, maximum of six credits. S/U graded.

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BIO 422 Directed Studies

Individualized investigation under the direct supervision of a faculty member. (Minimum of 37.5 clock hours required per credit hour.) Repeatable, maximum of six credits per semester.

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BIO 425 Molecular Genetics

(3 lecture) Prerequisites: BIO 220. Examination of protein synthesis, DNA replication, gene expression, gene structure, and regulation of gene expression.

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BIO 438 Ornithology

(3 lecture, 3 laboratory) Prerequisite: BIO 111. Study of the evolution, general biology, diversity, ecology and behaviors of birds. Laboratory emphasis will be on identification. Field trips required.

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BIO 440 Anatomy and Morphogenesis of Plants

(3 lecture, 3 laboratory) Prerequisites: BIO 111 and BIO 330. Study of the evolution of vascular plants as revealed by anatomy and morphology.

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BIO 442 Molecular and Cellular Laboratory

(2 Laboratory) Prerequisites: BIO 220 and concurrent or previous enrollment in either BIO 425 or BIO 450 Study of the theory and techniques currently used to investigate cells and molecules. Development of the laboratory and problem solving skills to successfully conduct experiments.

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BIO 448 Pathobiology

Prerequisites: BIO 220, BIO 341, and BIO 350. Causes and mechanisms of disease at the molecular, cellular, and tissue levels. Cellular homeostasis and adaptive mechanisms, histopathology, toxins/toxicants, infectious disease, senescence, and target tissues.

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BIO 450 Cell Physiology

(3 lecture) Prerequisites: BIO 220 and CHEM 331 and CHEM 331L; CHEM 481 or (CHEM 381 and CHEM 381L) recommended. Study of the structural and functional relationships among biological macromolecules, cell organelles, and cell processes.

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BIO 462 Conservation Biology

Prerequisite: BIO 111. Examination of the fundamental principles of conservation biology (biodiversity, habitat degradation, extinction, restoration, planning) with discussion of current topics (climate change, single species conservation, conservation genetics, landscape vs. ecosystem conservation, sustainable development).

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BIO 465 Evolution

Prerequisite: BIO 220. History of evolutionary thought, evolution as a population genetics process, and reconstruction of evolutionary history using phylogenetic methodology.

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BIO 466 Animal Physiological Ecology

(3 lecture) Prerequisites: BIO 110 and BIO 360. Study of animal function and how environmental conditions influence the physiology of animals. Emphasis will be on vertebrate systems but invertebrates will be included.

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BIO 467 Animal Physiological Ecology Laboratory

(3 laboratory) Prerequisites: BIO 110 and BIO 360, BIO 466 concurrently. Laboratory to accompany BIO 466 - animal physiological ecology. Includes instruction on the theory behind and use of physiological equipment/instruments and an examination of how environmental conditions affect animal function.

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BIO 468 Disturbance Ecology

(3 lecture, 3 laboratory) Prerequisites: BIO 110 and BIO 360. Study of disturance efects on ecosystem structure and function.

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BIO 476 Pharmacology

Prerequisites: Human Physiology which includes any of the following: BIO 246, BIO 350, BIO 552, or BIO 553. A mechanistic study of pharmacokinetics (absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of drugs) and pharmaco dynamics (drug actions and interactions). Examples of important bioactive chemicals will be discussed.

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BIO 491 Seminar in Biological Sciences

(1 lecture) Invited speakers will present research topics in content biology and biology education. Graduate students will also present final defenses of their theses or dissertations.  Repeatable but maximum 1 credit counts toward upper division BIO electives. S/U graded.
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BIO 492 Internship in Biological Sciences

Consent of instructor required. On-thejob experience in professional areas under the supervision of an area specialist. S/U graded. Repeatable, maximum of nine credits.

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BIO 493 Clinical Internship in Biological Sciences

Prerequisite: BIO 220 and consent of instructor required. Juniors or above. On the job experience in a clinical setting under the supervision of an area specialist. A minimum of 37.5 hours of contact work is required per credit hour. S/U graded. Repeatable, maximum of nine credits.

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BIO 494 Practicum in College Biological Science Instruction

Prerequisites: BIO 110 and BIO 111. Consent of instructor required. Gain experience assisting in teaching an introductory biological science laboratory. Repeatable, may be taken 3 times.

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BIO 495 Special Topics in Biology

Prerequisites: BIO 110 and BIO 111. Advanced study for qualified undergraduates in an area of the biological sciences. Repeatable, under different subtitles, maximum of six credits.

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