Agenda Item FA 11-60

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

COAS (Graduate) - Biology

New Courses, Course Changes, & Programs of Study (11 packages)

12/01/11: Passed

12/07/11: Approved

Log Number: 201108-6

Biology - Graduate

 

 

Change an existing course Pathogenic Bacteriology MCB Beginning graduate (5xxx) 205
A request is in place to change the course prereqs. Currently, the course prerequisite is listed as MCB 2013C (with instructor permission) or MCB 3930C. As it turns out MCB 2013C (Microbiology) was changed to MCB 2010C (Microbiology) years ago. MCB 3930C (Microbial Biology) was changed to MCB 3020C (Microbial Biology) years ago as well.

 

Log Number: 201108-17

Biology - Graduate

 

Add a new concentration to an existing program

Master of Arts - Biology Major

 

Summary of the Changes:

A request is in place to add the course Advanced Fisheries Ecology to the MA program. This addition expands the department's elective pool. 

( Click here to view the Program of study)   

 

 

Add a new course Advanced Coastal Fisheries Ecology 
(3 crs)
FAS Beginning graduate (5xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
BSC 2012C: General Biology III
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This course is designed to offer students an in-depth study of fish population dynamics and the management of coastal living resources. Primary focus will be on the physical, biological and human factors that regulate coastal fish populations, methods for estimating life history parameters, development of quantitative models to assess fishery stocks, and understanding the implications of management decisions on fishery stakeholders. Students will be required to complete a "mini" stock assessment using real data sets available from the literature or regional coastal management agencies (e.g., Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission, South Atlantic Fisheries Management Council).

 

 

Log Number: 201108-18

(Graduate)

Biology - Graduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Master of Science- Biology Major Coastal Biology Concentration  

 

Summary of the Changes:

A request is in place to add the new class "Advanced Coastal Fisheries Ecology" to the MS program of study. This addition expands the department's elective pool.

(Click here to view the Program of study) 

Log Number: 201108-19

(Graduate)

Biology - Graduate


Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Master of Arts - Biology Major Coastal Biology Concentration

 

Summary of the Changes:

A request is in place to add the new class Advanced Fisheries Ecology Lab to the MA program of study. This addition expands the department's elective pool.

(Click here to view the Program of study)  

Log Number: 201108-20

Biology - Graduate


Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Master of Science- Biology Major


Summary of the Changes:

A request is in place to add a new course "Advanced Coastal Fisheries Ecology Laboratory" to the MS program of study. This addition expands the department's elective pool. 
(Click here to view the Program of study)

 

 

Add a new course Advanced Coastal Fisheries Ecology Laboratory (2 crs) FAS Graduate (6xxx) XXXL

Prerequisites:    
None
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This laboratory course is designed to offer students hands-on experience modeling fish population dynamics. The primary focus will be on the estimation of life history parameters and the development of rigorous quantitative models to assess fish populations using real data from regionally, federally, and internationally managed fish stocks. Students will apply the knowledge and skills learned during the semester to conduct an independent project with results presented in both written and oral reports.

 

 

Log Number: 201108-22

Biology - Graduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Master of Science- Biology Major

 

Summary of the Changes:

A request is in place to create a new graduate course entitled "Advanced Virology." This will serve as an additional course offering for Biology graduate students.

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Add a new course Advanced Virology (3 crs) MCB Beginning graduate (5xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
None
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

A structure/function approach to understanding the virus lifecycle will be used to investigate animal, bacterial, plant, and insect viruses. Focus on the history of Virology, virus structure, genetics, biocontainment, and current topics will assist in the understanding of the nature of viruses and unconventional agents. Current review of primary literature is required.

 

Log Number: 201108-23

Biology - Graduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Master of Arts- Biology Major

 

Summary of the Changes:

A request is in place to add the new course "Advanced Virology" to the MA program in an effort to enhance graduate course offerings. This is a new course that was just made in another package.

(Click here to view the Program of study) 

Log Number: 201108-26

Biology - Graduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Master of Arts- Biology Major

 

Summary of the Changes:

A request is in place to create the new graduate course Advanced Biology of Aging. This will increase the electives available to MA seeking students.

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Add a new course Advanced Biology of Aging (3 crs) PCB Beginning graduate (5xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
PCB4713C: Physiology
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This course will give students an in-depth comprehension of why aging occurs and the mechanisms by which aging occurs. A combination of lecture and discussion of primary papers will be used. Focus will be on studies using simple experimental models to approach the underlying cellular bases for age-related deterioration. In particular, the roles of mitochondria, chromosomes, nutrient signaling, and reproduction will be explored.

 

Log Number: 201108-27

Biology - Graduate

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program 
Master of Science - Biology Major Molecular/Cell Bio. & Biotech Concentration
 
Summary of the Changes: 
A request is in place to add the course Advanced Biology of Aging to the MS degree program as an elective. The course was just created on another package. 
(Click here to view the Program of study)  

Log Number: 201108-38

Biology - Graduate


Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Master of Science - Biology Major

 

Summary of the Changes:

A request is in place to create the new course "Advanced Molecular Biology and Biochemistry" to the MS program in Biology. 

(Click here to view the Program of study)

 

 

Add a new course Advanced Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (4 crs) BCH Beginning graduate (5xxx) XXXC

Prerequisites:    
None
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This course offers an advanced survey of the structure, functional properties, synthesis, and degradation of amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. Primary literature will also be presented and critically evaluated.

 

 

Log Number: 201108-39

Biology - Graduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Master of Arts - Biology Major


Summary of the Changes:

A request is in place to add the new course "Advanced Molecular Biology and Biochemistry" to the MA program in Biology. This course was just created in another new package. 
(Click here to view the Program of study)