Biology

Graduate Courses

Course Offered (1/03)

Graduate: 500 | 600

Also see NRM course list for other courses of interest.

Graduate Courses

400-level courses may be taken for graduate credit with prior approval.
500-level courses may be taken for undergraduate credit with prior approval.

BIO 525 Teaching Reproductive Health  The biology of human sexuality from physiological, anatomical, and behavioral perspectives. Emphasizes curriculum development and teaching strategies for K-12 instruction.(3-0-0). Prerequisites: bachelor's degree and teacher certifi- cation. Three credits. Offered summer semester every third year.

BIO 557 Microbiology for Teachers  Microorganisms studied in their roles in the environment, medicine and industry, emphasizing methods and techniques useful for secondary teachers. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisites: bachelors degree, including a year each of biology and chemistry, and teacher certification. Four credits. Offered summer semester every third year.

BIO 565 Modern Genetics  Lectures and laboratory exercises stressing current knowledge in the field of genetics, including sources of normal and abnormal human phenotypes, gene function and regulation, genetic engineering and its applications, immunogenetics, developmental and behavioral genetics. Prerequisites: bachelors degree and familiarity with Mendelian genetics. Three credits. Offered summer semester every third year.

BIO 572 Field Zoology  A survey of animals of the Great Lakes region: their classification, di- versity, general features, specialization, habitats, distribution, growth, and reproduction. Col- lection, identification and preparation of specimens will be emphasized. Prerequisites: One year of college-level biology; bachelors degree. Three credits. Offered summer semester every third year.

BIO 573 Plants of the Great Lakes Area  Identification of flowering plants and ferns native to the Great Lakes area; includes ecology of major plant communities. Prerequisites: One year of college-level biology; bachelors degree. Three credits. Offered summer semester every third year.

BIO 575 Ecology of the Great Lakes  Geological history and processes, physical environment, chemical properties, animal and plant communities, and human impact in the Great Lakes and adjacent land areas. Lake Michigan is studied aboard the research vessel D.J.Angus. Prerequisites: One year of college-level biology; bachelors degree. Four credits. Offered summer semester every third year.

BIO 580 Selected Topics  Readings, lecture, discussions, lab, or field experience (or any combination) on a specific biological topic. Prerequisites: variable. One to four credits.

BIO 680 Special Topics in Biology  Lecture and/or laboratory courses on topics of current interest to graduate students. Offered one time only. One to three credits. Prerequisites: variable, and permission of instructor.

BIO 699 Research in Biology  Independent research in topics of special interest to the student. One to three credits. May be elected for up to three credits towards a M.Ed.degree. Prerequisite: permission of instructor and department chair.

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