Agenda Item FA 08-15

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

(Biology): New Courses & Programs of Changes (6 items)

04/03/08: Passed

04/14/08: Approved

College  of Art and Science
 
 

Undergraduate -  Biology 

 
07/08-323
APC 1  
BSC 3XXXC
  Human Structure and Function (4 crs)

Prerequisites: BSC 2012C - General Biology III
Corequisites:  None
Course Description:  

A systematic approach will be used to study the structural and functional anatomy of the human body. Tissues, organs, and internal processes of systems (i.e. circulatory, excretory, and reproductive) will be examined in a three hour lecture. Normal and abnormal functioning of body processes and associated disorders and diseases will be discussed. Case studies will provide opportunity for integration of studied material. A corresponding four hour laboratory will accompany the lecture to provide visual anatomical identification, including dissections and microscopic slides. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-324 
APC 3  
 

 BS- Biology Major Biology Track

Summary of the Changes:
The addition of BSC 3XXXC Human Structure and Function (4 crs) as a major elective will increase the variety of upper level electives available to biology majors, especially those that have interest in the medical professions. Addition of this course will not change the total credit hours for the program.
(Click here to view the Program of study)

 
 

Graduate - Biology

       
 07/08-325
APC 1  
PCB 6XXXC
   Estuarine Ecology  (4 crs)

Prerequisites: Graduate status. PCB3043C Ecology or equivalent
Corequisites:  None
Course Description:

Estuarine ecology involves an examination of the unique physical, chemical, & biological interactions within estuaries, emphasizing energy flow and nutrient cycles. The lecture portion of this course consists of two parts, a brief general introduction and overview followed by forays into specific areas of Estuarine Ecology. The introduction portion of the course is designed to bring graduate students with diverse backgrounds to the same point by the end of the semester with respect to basic Geological, Biological, Chemical, and Ecological principles relating to estuaries. The remainder of the course will examine specialized topics which are of current interest or which have played important roles in the development of the field. Students will be introduced to these advanced topics through guest lectures, scientific papers and field work. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-326
APC 1
PCB 5XXX
  Cellular Immunology (3 crs)

Prerequisites: PCB 3023C Molec and Cell Bio
Corequisites:  None
Course Description:

The course is an overview of the cellular basis of innate and acquired immunity. Topics include antibody-antigen interactions, organization of antibody genes, mechanisms of B cell and T cell activation, the major histocompatibility complex, complement, and cell-mediated cytotoxic responses.No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-327
APC 3  
 
   MA - Biology Major

 Adding courses in PCB 6XXXC Estuarine Ecology (4 crs) and PCB 5XXX Cellular Immunology
(3 crs) is essential to adding depth and variety to our M.A. program. The course on Estuarine Ecology is necessary to attract quality graduate students to our focus in Coastal Biology. Cellular Immunology will increase options for students interested in Cellular and Molecular Biology. These courses will be added to the Program of Study under Core Requirements. Addition of these courses will not change the total credit hours required for the program.   (Click here to view the Program of study)

 
07/08-328
APC 3  
 
   MS - Biology Major 

Summary of the Changes:
Adding courses in PCB 6XXXC Estuarine Ecology (4 crs) and PCB 5XXX Cellular Immunology
(3 crs) is essential to adding depth and variety to our M.S. program. The course on Estuarine Ecology is necessary to attract quality graduate students to our focus in Coastal Biology. Cellular Immunology will increase options for students interested in Cellular and Molecular Biology. These courses will be added to the Program of Study under Core Requirements. Addition of these courses will not change the total credit hours required for the program. (Click here to view the Program of study)