Biology Course Descriptions

1114 GENERAL BIOLOGY
An introduction to the unifying principles of biology. The methods of science will be illustrated in the study of the chemistry of life, cell structure and function, energy, genetics, development, evolution, and ecology. With laboratory.
1133 BASIC NUTRITION
Fundamental principles of human nutrition for all ages. (Will not satisfy general education requirements in Biological Sciences. Cannot be used for a major or minor in the department)
1143 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
Introduction to terms used to describe parts of the body, and to learn the meaning of words used to denote signs and symptoms of diseased conditions, diagnostic and surgical procedures, as well as treatments used. (Cannot be used in a major or minor within the department.)
1404 PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY I
An introductory course for the biological sciences which covers the scientific method, cell chemistry and metabolism, molecular genetics, and Mendelian genetics. With laboratory
1504 PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY II
An introductory course for the biological sciences which covers the kingdoms of living organisms, plant and animal physiology, population genetics, evolution, and ecology. With laboratory (Prerequisite: BIOL1404)
2114 INTRODUCTORY MICROBIOLOGY
The study of microorganisms including their anatomy, metabolism, and genetics. The course will also stress medical microbiology including microbial diseases and the body's response to pathogens. With laboratory. (Prerequisite: BIOL 1404 and either; CHEM 1004, CHEM 1114 or CHEM 1315)
2203 NATURE STUDY
Identification, life histories, ecological relationships of local plants and animals. With laboratory. (For Elementary and Secondary Education majors)(Prerequisite: BIOL 1114 or BIOL 1404)
3404 GENETICS
Study of basic principles of genetics of bacteria, plants, and animals. With laboratory. (Prerequisites: BIOL 1504 or BOT 2114 and ZOOL 2114)
3414 ECOLOGY
The relations of plant and animal populations to themselves and environment. With laboratory. (Prerequisite: BIOL 1114 or BIOL 1404 or BOT 2114 and ZOOL 2114)
3614 HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY
A study of the functions of the human organ systems. The biochemical and metabolic processes involved in homeostasis are examined at the cellular, histological, and systemic levels. With laboratory. (Prerequisite: BIOL 1404 and either;CHEM 1004, CHEM 1114 or CHEM 1315)
3624 HUMAN ANATOMY
A study of the structure of the human body at the developmental, cellular, histological and gross levels. With laboratory. (Prerequisite: BIOL 1404 and either; CHEM 1004, CHEM 1114, or CHEM 1315)
3702 HISTORY OF BIOLOGY
Historical development of biological theories, principles, and methods. (Prerequisites: BIOL 1504 or BOT 2114 &ZOOL 2114)
3814 CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
With laboratory. Study of eukaryotic cell structure and function covering the areas of cellular biochemistry, physiology, metabolism, gene regulation, and the cell cycle. (Prerequisites: BIOL 3404)
3913 BIOSTATISTICS
A course designed to familiarize students with statistical tests used by researchers to summarize and analyze biological data, such as Chi2, Paired t, student's t, Regression Analysis, and Analysis of Variance. (Prerequisite: MATH 1513 or higher)
4115 MICROBIOLOGY
The study of microorganisms and their interactions with mankind and the environment. With laboratory. (Prerequisite: BIOL 2114)
4124 MOLECULAR GENETICS
A study of gene organization and control of gene expression in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, emphasizing applications in modern biotechnology, and the genetic and biochemical techniques involved in manipulating and assaying gene expression. Integrated lab and lecture format. (Same as CHEM 4124) (Prerequisites: CHEM 3053 with a grade of C or better, CHEM 3062,BIOL 2114,BIOL 3814 and BIOL 3404; recommended corequisite: CHEM 4115 or departmental approval.)
4193 METABOLISM
The study of molecular and subcellular events involved in the process of metabolism and bioenergetics. (Same as CHEM 4193) (Prerequisite or Corerequisite: CHEM 4115)
4303 EVOLUTION
Historical development of evolutionary concept; origin of life, species, and higher taxons; evolutionary mechanisms; genetic variation, natural selection, and population genetics. (Prerequisites: BIOL 3404)
4314 IMMUNOLOGY
A study of the molecular and cellular mechanisms of immunity. Lab required. (Same as CHEM 4314) (Prerequisite: BIOL 2114)
4423 DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
The study of the processes and events involved in differentiation and development from gametogenesis through the embryonic and fetal periods. The human is used as the primary model organism. Developmental disorders are also examined. (Prerequisite or corequisite: BIOL 3624)
4434 HISTOLOGY
A study of the primary tissues and the cellular and tissue morphology of the human organ systems. Histological alterations in disease states are also examined. With laboratory. (Prerequisite or corequisite: BIOL 3624)
4642 BIOETHICS
This course examines the principles, concepts, and applications of bioethics. Historical, current, and future bioethical issues will be examined. (Prerequisite: BIOL 1114 or BIOL1404.)
4653 HUMAN DISEASE
The study of diagnostic techniques, basic disease processes, and the pathophysiology of the major organ-related diseases. (Prerequisite: BIOL 2114 and BIOL 3614)
4673 WILDLIFE LAW
To introduce students to the field of wildlife law enforcement, the roles and duties of an Oklahoma Game Warden, and the state and federal wildlife laws enforced in Oklahoma. Prerequisite: CONS 1124 or BIOL 3414
4960 DIRECTED READING
Individualized literature study selected in consultation with the professor. (Prerequisite: 20 hours of biological science and permission)
4970 SPECIAL STUDIES
Individualized project selected in consultation with the professor. (Prerequisite: 20 hours of Biological Sciences and permission)
4980 SEMINAR
Small group study of topics announced by department. (Prerequisite: 20 hours of Biological Sciences)
4990 RESEARCH
Independent investigation designed in consultation with the professor. (Prerequisite: 20 hours of Biological Sciences and permission)
5113 RECOMBINANT DNA METHODS
Course examines theoretical background in Recombinant DNA Technology and provides opportunities for students to obtain laboratory experience in recombinant DNA technology. (Prerequisites: 30 semester hours of undergraduate biological and/or physical sciences. (Same as CHEM 5113)
5124 MOLECULAR GENETICS
A study of gene organization and control of gene expression in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, emphasizing applications in modern biotechnology, and the genetic and biochemical techniques involved in manipulating and assaying gene expression. Integrated lab and lecture format. (Prerequisites: CHEM3062, BIOL 2114, BIOL 3814,BIOL 3404 and C or better in CHEM3053. Recommended co-requisite: CHEM 4115 or departmental approval)
5153 RESEARCH METHODS
Techniques of experimental design (factor analysis, etc.) for conducting research projects, and in the various methods used to communicate research findings to the scientific and technological community.
5303 EVOLUTION
Historical development of evolutionary theory; genetic variation in populations; natural selection and other evolution mechanisms; origin of life and history of life on Earth; relevance of evolution to medical science and conservation. Includes research paper.
5314 IMMUNOLOGY
A study of the molecular and cellular mechanisms of immunity. Lab required. (Prerequisite: BIOL 2114)
5423 DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
The study of the processes and events involved in differentiation and development from gametogenesis through the embryonic and fetal periods. The human is used as the primary model organism. Developmental disorders are also examined. (Prerequisite or corequisite: BIOL 3624)
5434 HISTOLOGY
A study of the primary tissues and the cellular and tissue morphology of the human organ systems. Histological alterations in disease states are also examined. With laboratory. (Prerequisite or BIOL 3624)
5553 POPULATION BIOLOGY
Principles and theories of the structure and dynamics of natural populations including their ecological, genetic, and evolutionary organization. (Prerequisite: B.S. or B.A. in Biology, Conservation, or related field)
5642 BIOETHICS
Introduce students to basic concepts, principles, and issues related to bioethics. Objectives include developing a wide array of student's abilities including library and on-line research skills, giving oral and computer-aided presentations, logic and argumentation skills, critical thinking and analysis skills, and written advocacy of different sides of bioethical issues.
5653 HUMAN DISEASE
The study of diagnostic techniques, basic disease processes, and the pathophysiology of the major organ-related diseases. (Prerequisite: BIOL 2114, BIOL 3614 and BIOL 3624)
5920 PROBLEMS IN BIOLOGY
(Prerequisite: 15 hours of biological science and permission)
5943 THE LIFE SCIENCE CLASSROOM
The goal of this course is to help educators acquire pedagogical content knowledge and skills that are necessary to teach life science for understanding, appreciation and interest by all students. The course includes analysis of secondary life science curriculum, planning of life science units and lessons, examination of inquiry models to teach life science concepts, and development of standards-based assessment. (Prerequisite:8 hours of biological science with labs)
5960 DIRECTED READINGS
(Prerequisite: 15 hours of biological science and permission)
5970 SPECIAL STUDIES
(Prerequisite: 15 hours of biological science and permission)
5980 SEMINAR
(Prerequisite: 15 hours of biological science and permission)
5990 RESEARCH
Independent investigation designed in consultation with the professor. Limited to a maximum of six credit hours. (Prerequisite: 20 hours of Biological Sciences and permission)