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COURSE PROPOSALS

Form RC:

Revised Course Proposal

FORM RC

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Discipline:

Biology

 

 

Date:

12 Sep 2002

 

Course Revision #1

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BIOL 2111. Cell Biology.

(Sci-L; 4.0 cr; prereq 1101, Chem 1102 or Chem 1102H or #)

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

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Added additional class time needed to cover all material.

Course Revision #2

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BIOL 4111s. Microbiology.

(Sci-L; 4.0 cr; prereq 2111, prereq or coreq Biol 3101, or #; offered odd-numbered yrs)

Lectures, discussions, and lab experiments on the morphology, physiology, genetics, taxonomy, and ecology of microorganisms, with an emphasis on prokaryotic microbes and viruses. (three two 50 65-min lect, one 180-min lab)

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

New faculty member (Timna Wyckoff) makes it possible to offer this course every Spring.

Course Revision #3

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BIOL 4211f. Biochemistry.

(Sci; 4.0 cr; prereq 2111, Chem 2302 or #)

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

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

New faculty member (Timna Wyckoff) makes it possible to offer this course every Fall. Added reminder that there is an optional lab associated with this course.

Course Revision #4

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BIOL 4161f. Evolution.

(Sci; 4.0 cr; prereq 2101, 2111 or #; 3101 recommended; offered even-numbered yrs)

Survey of the history, evidence and mechanisms of organic evolution. (three 65two 100-min lect)

 

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Added additional prerequisites; knowledge of cell biology is essential, and genetics very helpful, to understand content of this course.

Course Revision #5

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BIOL 4611f. Biochemistry Lab.

(1.0 cr; prereq 4211 or coreq 4211 or #)

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

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Added explanation that this is a 180-minute lab.

 

Course Revision #6

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BIOL 4171s. Plant Systematics and Evolution.

(Sci-L; 4.0 cr; 3200 recommended; prereq 2101, 2111 or #; 3101 recommended; offered oddeven-numbered yrs)

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)

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Added additional prerequisites; knowledge of cell biology is essential, and genetics very helpful, to understand content of this course.