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Thematic Areas in Biology

CELL and MOLECULAR (includes Development)

Course # Title Prerequisite(s)
301 Biotechnology Lab: Genes and Genetic Engineering (lab) BIOL 215
308 Molecular Biology: Genes and Genetic Engineering (x-list Biochem) BIOL 215 or BIOL 307
324 Introduction to Stem Cell Biology BIOL 325 or 326 or 362
325 Cell Biology BIOL 215
327 Functional Genomics BIOL 214 and 326
328 Plant Genomics and Proteomics (on hiatus) BIOL 215
334 Structural Biology of Proteins, Enzymes and Nucleic Acids (x-list Biochem) N/A
342 Parasitology BIOL 214, 215, 216, and 326
343 Microbiology BIOL 215
344 Microbiology Laboratory Pre or co-req BIOL 344
362 Principles of Developmental Biology BIOL 216 OR EBME 201 and 202
363 Experimental Developmental Biology (lab course on hiatus) BIOL 362
365 Evo-Devo: Evolution of Body Plans BIOL 225 or BIOL 251 or BIOL 362

 

EVOLUTION/ECOLOGY

Course # Title Prerequisite(s)
225 Evolution N/A
306 Mathematical Analysis of Biological Models BIOL 300 or MATH 224 or MATH 228
307 Evolutionary Biology of the Invertebrates BIOL 215 or BIOL 307
310 Field Studies in Evolutionary Biology (lab) BIOL 214
315 Quantitative Biology Laboratory BIOL 215
336 Aquatic Biology BIOL 214
345 Mammalian Diversity and Evolution BIOL 214
351 Principles of Ecology BIOL 214
351L Principles of Ecology Laboratory Pre or co-req BIOL 351
352 Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (lab) BIOL 214, MATH 125/121 and MATH 126/122
353 Ecophysiology of Global Change (lab) BIOL 214, BIOL 216
364 Research Methods in Evolutionary Biology  BIOL 214
365 Evo-Devo: Evolution of Body Plans BIOL 225 or BIOL 251 or BIOL 362
368 Topics in Evolutionary Biology BIOL 225
384 Reading/Writing Like an Ecologist BIOL 214
397 Molecular Phylogenetics BIOL 214 and (BIOL 225 or BIOL 364)

 

GLOBAL HEALTH

Course # Title Prerequisite(s)
316 Fundamental Immunology BIOL 215 and BIOL 215L
333 The Human Microbiome BIOL 214 and 216
342 Parasitology BIOL 214, 215, 216, and 326
343 Microbiology BIOL 215
344 Microbiology Laboratory Pre or co-req: BIOL 343
352 Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases BIOL 214, MATH 121/125 and MATH 122/126
353 Ecophysiology of Global Change BIOL 214 and 216

NEUROSCIENCE

Course # Title Prerequisite(s)
302 Human Learning and the Brain
322 Sensory Biology BIOL 216
373 Introduction to Neurobiology (lab)
374 Neurobiology of Behavior
376 Neurobiology Laboratory (on hiatus) BIOL 216
377 Biorobotics Team Research (Capstone and lab) Instructor permission
378 Computational Neuroscience Recommended prep: MATH 223 and MATH 224
385 Seminar on Biological Processes in Learning and Cognition (Capstone, on hiatus) BIOL 302

 

ORGANISMAL

Course # Title Prerequisite(s)
223 Vertebrate Biology (lab)
302 Human Learning and the Brain
305 Herpetology Laboratory BIOL 214
318 Introductory Entomology (lab) BIOL 214, 215, and 216
322 Sensory Biology BIOL 216
333 The Human Microbiome BIOL 214 and BIOL 216
336 Aquatic Biology BIOL 214
338 Ichthyology (lab) BIOL 216
339 Aquatic Biology Laboratory Pre or co-req: BIOL 336
340 Human Physiology BIOL 346 and BIOL 215 and BIOL 216
345 Mammalian Diversity and Evolution BIOL 214
346 Human Anatomy BIOL 216
357 Backyard Behavior (Capstone) BIOL 305 or 318 or 358 or 373 or 374
358 Animal Behavior (lab) BIOL 214, 215, and 216
362 Principles of Developmental Biology BIOL 216 or EMBE 201 and 202

 

QUANTITATIVE/BIOINFORMATICS

Course # Title Prerequisite(s)
300 Dynamics of Biological Systems I (lab)
301 Biotechnology Laboratory BIOL 215
304 Fitting Models to Data:Maximum Likelihood Methods and Model Selection (lab) MATH 121/125 and MATH 122/126
306 Mathematical Analysis of Biological Models BIOL 300 or MATH 224 or MATH 228
311 A-D Survey of Bioinformatics BIOL 214 and 215
315 Quantitative Biology Laboratory BIOL 214
319 Biological Stochastic Processes (on hiatus) MATH 224 or MATH 223 and BIOL 300 or 306 and MATH 201 or 307
321 Design and Analysis of Biological Experiments (lab) BIOL 216
327 Functional Genomics (lab) BIOL 214 and BIOL 326
352 Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (lab) BIOL 214
378 Computational Neuroscience Recommended prep: MATH 223 and MATH 224 or BIOL 300 or BIOL 306
397 Molecular Phylogenetics (lab) BIOL 214 and (BIOL 225 or BIOL 364)

 

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