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Multiple Course Revisions

 

Rev: 07/2004

 
University of Minnesota, Morris

 

Multiple Course Revisions

 

 

USE FOR CATALOG YEAR CHANGES ONLY

This form is for presenting changes to Curriculum Committee; the information will still need to be entered in ECAS.

Sending this form to Curriculum Committee for Approval means Department and Discipline approval has been received.

 

Date: 9/8/06

Discipline: Biology

Curriculum Committee Approval Date:

 

Course Revision #1

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BIOL 1002 - Human Nutrition (SCI)

(3.0 cr; no elective cr for biol majors or minors, spring, every year)

Nutrients essential to human life and well-being. Digestion, absorption, and metabolism of nutrients. Changes in metabolism during disease. Nutrients and their roles. Sports nutrition, weight loss/gain diets, nutritional myths. (two 65-min lect)

 

Rationale (see instructions):

Text change to match other 1XXX entries

 

Course Revision #2

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BIOL 1053 - CE: Introduction to Insect Biology (SCI-L)

(4.0 cr; no elective cr for biol majors or minors, summer, even years)

Basic concepts in insect biology including evolutionary history, life-cycles, classification, and ecology; examination of how insects and other arthropods interact with human society including insects as vectors of human disease, forensic entomology, insects in agriculture, beneficial uses of insects in the production of food and fiber, and insect-inspired art and literature. (three 75-min lect, two 165-min labs, one all-day field trip required in addition to labs)

 

Rationale (see instructions):

Text change to match other 1XXX entries

 

Course Revision #3

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BIOL 1052 - Introduction to Conservation Biology (SCI-L)

(4.0 cr; no elective cr for biol majors or minors; offered when feasible; fall, spring)

Survey of topics in conservation biology, with emphasis on topics that have created controversy and debate: loss of biodiversity; endangered species preservation and management, habitat conservation, environmental degradation, and sustainable development. (two 65-min lect, one 120- or 180-min lab or field study)

 

 

Rationale (see instructions):

Change in when offered

 

 

Course Revision #4

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BIOL 1101 - Freshman Seminar in Biological Principles (SCI)

(3.0 cr; Prereq-biol major/minor or any health sciences preprofessional program or ElEd or SeEd major with middle school science specialites or #; fall, spring, every year)

Basic principles of biology, including cellular structure, organismal function, inheritance, and evolution. Emphasizes scientific methods and the biological literature. Includes small group discussions. First course of the biology major sequence. (one 80-min lect and one 80-min discussion)

 

Rationale (see instructions):

Make course inactive. Is being replaced by proposed course; Biol 1111

 

 

Course Revision #5

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BIOL 2101 - Evolution of Biodiversity (SCI-L)

(4.0 cr; Prereq-1101 1111 or #; spring, every year)

Analysis of evolutionary trends using historical and contemporary evidence. Principles of classification and phylogenetic reconstruction. Includes laboratory survey of the major groups of organisms. (two 65-min lect, one 120 180-min lab)

 

Rationale (see instructions):

Reflects replacement of 1101 with 1111. Allows more lab time for students.

 

 

Course Revision #6

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BIOL 2111 - Cell Biology (SCI-L)

(4.0 cr; Prereq-1101 1111, prereq or coreq Chem 1102 or #; fall, every year)

Cell structure and function. Includes topics pertaining to the chemistry, physiology, structure, and reproduction of plant and animal cells. (three 65-min lect and one 120-min lab)

 

Rationale (see instructions):

Reflects replacement of 1101 with 1111.

 

Course Revision #7

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BIOL 3101 - Genetics (SCI-L)

(4.0 cr; Prereq-2111 or #; spring, every year)

Principles and mechanisms of inheritance and variation, including cytological, organismal, and population genetics; mechanisms of evolution; and the genetic problems of humans. (two 65-min lect, one 120-min lab)

 

Rationale (see instructions):

Biol 3101 is being inactivated due to disciplineŐs curriculum changes. Will be replaced by proposed elective course Biol 4312

 

Course Revision #8

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BIOL 3121 - Molecular Biology (SCI-L)

(5.0 cr; Prereq-2111, prereq or coreq 3101, Chem 2301 or #; spring, every year)

Principles and mechanisms of DNA function, protein synthesis, and gene regulation in prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Genetic engineering and evolution at the molecular level. (two 100-min lect, 180-min lab)

 

Rationale (see instructions):

3101 has moved from a required to an elective course (4312). Majors receive initial instruction in genetics in the new required course Biol 1111.

 

Course Revision #9

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BIOL 3701 - Biological Communications II

(1.0 cr; Prereq-2101, 2111, 3700, #; fall, spring, every year)

Preparation of an extensive literature review paper on a biological topic of the student's choice.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

Reflects proposed new course; 3700, which is a prereq to this course.

 

Course Revision #10

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BIOL 4003 - Neurobiology (SCI-L)

(4.0 cr; Prereq-2111; fall, spring, every odd years)

Survey of general principles of neuronal function and formation. Emphasis on comparative aspects of simple nervous systems.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

Change of term of offering

 

Course Revision #11

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BIOL 4111 - Microbiology (SCI-L)

(4.0 cr; Prereq-2111, prereq or coreq 3101 3121 or #; spring, every year)

Lectures, discussions, and lab experiments on the morphology, physiology, genetics, taxonomy, and ecology of microorganisms, with an emphasis on prokaryotic microbes and viruses. The biology of pathogenesis and the treatment and prevention of infectious disease. Emphasis on prokaryotic microbes and viruses.(two 65-min lect, one 180-min lab)

 

Rationale (see instructions):

Changed prereq reflects change in biology curriculum. Course content changes reflect course as it is currently taught.

 

Course Revision #12

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BIOL 4141 - Comparative Invertebrate Zoology (SCI-L)

(4.0 cr; Prereq-2101 or #; offered when feasible; fall, spring)

Comparative study of the structure, function, natural history, development, and evolution of invertebrate animals. (two 65-min lect, 180-min lab)

 

Rationale (see instructions):

Inactivate course

 

Course Revision #13

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BIOL 4151 - Entomology (SCI-L)

(4.0 cr; Prereq-2101 or #; fall, even years)

Structure, life histories, habits, and classification of common families of insects, including their economic significance. (two 65-min lect, 180-min lab; weekend field trip required)

 

Rationale (see instructions):

Costs of weekend field trip have become prohibitive.

 

Course Revision #14

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BIOL 4161 - Evolution (SCI)

(4.0 cr; Prereq-2101, 2111 3121 or #; 3101 recommended; fall, even years)

Survey of the history, evidence, and mechanisms of organic evolution. (two 100-min lect)

 

Rationale (see instructions):

New prereq better reflects background needed for course

 

Course Revision #15

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BIOL 4171 - Plant Systematics and Evolution (SCI-L)

(4.0 cr; Prereq-2101, 2111 3121or #; 3101 recommended; spring, odd years)

Introduction to the identification and phylogenetics of land plants. Survey of the major trends in plant evolution, including morphological and life history variation among major plant taxa. Use of keys for local flora emphasized. (two 65-min lect, one 180-min lab and field study)

 

Rationale (see instructions):

New prereq better reflects background needed for course

 

Course Revision #16

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BIOL 4181 - Developmental Biology (SCI-L)

(4.0 cr; Prereq-2111; 3101 4312 recommended; A-F only, fall, even years)

Survey of general concepts in developmental biology, emphasizing molecular mechanisms of positional information, pattern formation, and cellular interactions. Stresses comparative aspects of developmental processes, and the role of development in evolution. (two 65-min lectures, one 180-min lab)

 

Rationale (see instructions):

Biol 3101 will be replaced by proposed elective course Biol 4312. A-F grading is eliminated to make course consistent with others offered in the discipline.

 

Course Revision #17

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BIOL 4211 - Biochemistry (SCI)

(4.0 cr; Prereq-2111 3121, Chem 2302 or #; fall, every year)

Structures, functions, and biochemical transformations of proteins, carbohydrates, nucleic acids, and lipids. (three 65-min lect) Optional lab offered. See Biol 4611.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

Change in prereq better reflects the background needed for the course.

 

 

Course Revision #18

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BIOL 4301 - Plant Biology (SCI-L)

(4.0 cr; Prereq-2101, 2111 or #; offered when feasible; fall, spring odd years)

Descriptive and experimental study of plants. Anatomy, development, physiology, secondary compounds, evolution, human uses of plants. (two 65-min lect, one 180-min lab)

 

Rationale (see instructions):

Changes reflect current course offering

 

Course Revision #19

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BIOL 4311 - Conservation Genetics (SCI-L)

(4.0 cr; Prereq-3101 or #; Stat 1601 or 2601 or 2611 recommended; fall, even years)

Introduction to theory of population differentiation and gene flow; applications to managing and recovering rare species. Adaptive and neutral models, linkage disequilibria, effective population size, inbreeding depression, population genetic structure. Labs use computers to model genetic changes in populations and analyze genetic structure. (two 100-min lect, one 120-min lab)

 

Rationale (see instructions):

Instructor is teaching other courses

 

Course Revision #20

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BIOL 4331 - Global Change Ecology (SCI)

(4.0 cr; Prereq-3131 or #; fall, spring, even odd years)

Global cycles of carbon, water, and nutrients. Advanced consideration of community and ecosystem structure and function. Analysis of natural and human drivers of change in biological systems, including use of quantitative methods and computer models. (two 100-min lect)

 

Rationale (see instructions):

Changes reflect current course offering

 

Course Revision #21

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BIOL 4611 - Biochemistry Lab

(1.0 cr; fall, every year)

Experiments using the major separation and analytical techniques of biochemistry, including centrifugation, chromatography, electrophoresis, immunochemistry, and spectrophotometry. (one 180-minute lab)

 

 

Rationale (see instructions):

Change reflects current course content