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BIO 6013 - Genetic & Molecular Biology
Three hours video and online. Analysis of the transmission of genetic information from molecular to organismal levels; examination of ways in which genotype determines phenotype.
Delivery Method: Online, or Web-based
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BIO 6023 - Principles of Evolutionary Biology
Three hours video and online. Current concepts in genetic variation, natural selection, and adaptation of populations; speciation, extinction, and phylogenetics; patterns of human evolution.
Delivery Method: Online, Internet or Web-based
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BIO 6033 - Fundamentals of Biotechnology
Three hours video and online. Fundamental principles of animal and plant biotechnology including recombinant DNA technology, gene-based diagnostics, genetically modified organisms and transgenics.
Delivery Method: Online, Internet or Web-based
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BIO 6043 - Developmental & Reproductive Biology
Three hours video and online. Study of reproduction and development from gametes through birth in mammals; focusing on stages, anatomy, physiology, mechanisms, and genetics.
Delivery Method: Online, Internet or Web-based
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BIO 8023 - Modern Microbiology
Three hours video and online. Fundamental principles of microbiology, including microbial structure, replication, and diversity; role of microorganisms in human health and the environment.
Delivery Method: Online, Internet or Web-based
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BIO 8033 - Advanced Cell Biology
Three hours video and online. Study of eukaryotic cellular and sub-cellular structure and function; integration of cellular processes to understand the cell as a whole.
Delivery Method: Online, Internet or Web-based
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BIO 8043 - Ecology & the Environment
Three hours video and online. Investigation of biodiversity, ecological hierarchies, and interactions between biota and the environment. Includes an introduction to contemporary environmental science issues.
Delivery Method: Online, Internet or Web-based
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BIO 8053 - Comprehensive Study of Animals
Three hours video and online. Study of invertebrate and vertebrate animals, including reproduction, development, physiology, behavior, ecology, and evolution.
Delivery Method: Online, Internet or Web-based
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BIO 8063 - Comprehensive Study of Plants
Three hours video and online. Study of plants from bryophytes to angiosperms, including growth, photosynthesis, respiration, nutrition, reproduction, ecology, and evolution.
Delivery Method: Online, Internet or Web-based
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BIO 8093 - Experimental Biology & Biostatistics
Three hours video and online. Experimental design and methods for statistical analysis of biological data, with an emphasis on inquiry using the scientific method.
Delivery Method: Online, Internet or Web-based
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BIO 8183 - Capstone in Modern Biology
Two hours lecture, 3 hours lab. Hands-on laboratory and field experiences which demonstrate the major techniques of molecular, cellular, organismal and ecological biology.
Delivery Method: Face-to-face
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BIO 8191 - Seminar in General Biology
One hour seminar. Conduit for interactions with faculty members to assist students in preparing for the comprehensive exam in the MS in General Biology degree program. (Prerequisites: 33 hours of BIO graduate work and consent of instructor).
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