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BIOC 301.00 Survey of Biochemistry 6 credits

Open: Size: 40, Registered: 27, Waitlist: 0

Anderson Hall 329

MTWTHF
12:30pm1:40pm12:30pm1:40pm1:10pm2:10pm

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Synonym: 63016

Rou-Jia Sung

This course applies the principles of chemistry to explore the molecular basis of biological processes. It provides students with a foundational knowledge of biochemistry, with an emphasis on the structure and function of biological macromolecules including nucleic acids and proteins.  Topics include enzyme catalysis and kinetics, bioenergetics, and the organization and regulation of metabolic pathways. Biology majors must also complete BIOC 311 in order for BIOC 301 to count towards the Biology major.

Prerequisite: Biology 126, Chemistry 224, Chemistry 234

Not open to students who have taken CHEM 320 or BIOL 380

BIOL 224.00 Landscape Ecology 6 credits

Open: Size: 25, Registered: 6, Waitlist: 0

Olin 102

MTWTHF
9:50am11:00am9:50am11:00am9:40am10:40am

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Synonym: 64143

John L Berini

In the Anthropocene, there has been dramatic change in the distribution of species and communities across the global landscape. The primary objective of this course is to introduce the theory and practice of landscape ecology. Throughout this course, we will consider the major themes of scale and hierarchy theory, compositional analysis, fragmentation, meta-populations, and landscape metrics, all within the broad context of how landscape patterns influence ecological process.

Prerequisite: Biology 125 and Biology 126 or permission of the instructor and concurrent registration in BIOL 225

Requires concurrent registration in BIOL 225

BIOL 262.00 Ecological Physiology 6 credits

Open: Size: 25, Registered: 16, Waitlist: 0

Anderson Hall 323

MTWTHF
11:10am12:20pm11:10am12:20pm12:00pm1:00pm

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Synonym: 64161

Mike T Nishizaki

This course examines the physiological adaptations that allow species to inhabit a wide range of environments including polar regions, deserts, high alpine, the deep sea, and wave-swept coastal habitats. Emphasis will be placed on understanding how organisms cope with environmental extremes (e.g., temperature, low oxygen, pH, salinity and pressure) and in using metabolic theory to predict the ecological impacts of climate change (e.g., global warming, ocean acidification, hypoxia). Associated laboratory will emphasize experimentation and application of physiological concepts in living organisms. 

Prerequisite: Biology 125 and 126; Concurrent registration in Biology 263 required

Requires concurrent registration in BIOL 263

BIOL 272.00 Integrative Animal Physiology 6 credits

Closed: Size: 25, Registered: 23, Waitlist: 0

Leighton 304

MTWTHF
12:30pm1:40pm12:30pm1:40pm1:10pm2:10pm

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Synonym: 64145

Matt S Rand

This course explores biological functions from the biochemical level to the level of the whole organism. We will start with the regulatory systems exploring the function of neural and endocrine mechanisms. We will discuss the actions of a variety of toxins as adaptive components of venoms and pharmaceutical tools in human health research. Other topics include: muscle physiology, exercise and behavior; blood pressure regulation; salt and water balance in organisms from different environments; comparative reproduction, including human reproductive development and sexuality.

Prerequisite: Biology 125 and 126

BIOL 280.00 Cell Biology 6 credits

Open: Size: 32, Registered: 29, Waitlist: 0

Hulings 316

MTWTHF
11:10am12:20pm11:10am12:20pm12:00pm1:00pm

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Synonym: 64147

Raka M Mitra

An examination of the structures and processes that underlie the life of cells, both prokaryotic and eukaryotic. Topics to be covered include methodologies used to study cells; organelles, membranes and other cellular components; protein targeting within the cell; and cellular communication and division.

Prerequisite: Biology 125 and 126 and concurrent registration in Biology 281

BIOL 281 required.

BIOL 338.00 Genomics and Bioinformatics 6 credits

Open: Size: 20, Registered: 18, Waitlist: 0

Anderson Hall 223

MTWTHF
9:50am11:00am9:50am11:00am9:40am10:40am
Synonym: 64164

Rika E Anderson

The advent of next-generation sequencing technology has revolutionized biology, enabling transformative breakthroughs in fields ranging from agriculture to conservation to medicine. In this course, students will gain experience with the computational and bioinformatics tools needed to analyze “big data,” including sequence searching and alignment, assembly, gene calling and annotation. Students will learn to ask and answer their own scientific questions using sequence data, and to critically assess the conclusions of other genomics and bioinformatics studies. No prior computer programming experience is required. Associated laboratory will focus on wet lab methods for DNA/RNA extraction and preparation as well as computational analysis.

Prerequisite: Biology 125 and 126 and one of these upper level courses: Biology 240, Biology 321 or Biology 350; concurrent registration in Biology 339

Biology 339 required

BIOL 350.00 Evolution 6 credits

Open: Size: 40, Registered: 20, Waitlist: 0

Olin 141

MTWTHF
12:30pm1:40pm12:30pm1:40pm1:10pm2:10pm

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Synonym: 64149

Mark McKone

Principles and history of evolutionary change in wild populations, with consideration of both microevolutionary and macroevolutionary time scales. Topics covered include causes of change in gene frequency, the nature of adaptation, constraints on evolutionary change, the evolution of genes and proteins, rates of speciation and extinction, and the major events in evolutionary history.

Prerequisite: Biology 125 and 126

BIOL 365.00 Seminar: Topics in Neuroscience 6 credits

Closed: Size: 0, Registered: 9, Waitlist: 0

Olin 104

MTWTHF
10:10am11:55am10:10am11:55am

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Synonym: 64151

Fernan Jaramillo

We will focus on recent advances in neuroscience. All areas of neuroscience (cellular/molecular, developmental, systems, cognitive, and disease) will be considered. Classical or foundational papers will be used to provide background.

Prerequisite: Biology 125 and 126

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BIOL 370.00 Seminar: Selected Topics in Virology 6 credits

Closed: Size: 0, Registered: 13, Waitlist: 0

Anderson Hall 323

MTWTHF
9:50am11:00am9:50am11:00am9:40am10:40am

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Synonym: 64166

Debby R Walser-Kuntz

An examination of selected animal viruses. The course will focus on the most recent developments in HIV-related research, including implications for HIV-treatment and vaccines and the impact of viral infection on the immune system of the host. In addition to studying the structure and replication of particular viruses we will also discuss the current laboratory techniques used in viral research. 

Prerequisite: Biology 240 or 280.

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ENTS 250.00 Food, Forests & Resilence 6 credits

Closed: Size: 18, Registered: 18, Waitlist: 0

Leighton 426

MTWTHF
10:10am11:55am10:10am11:55am
Synonym: 63879

Daniel Hernández, Constanza C Ocampo-Raeder

The course will explore how the idea of sustainability is complicated when evaluated through a socio-ecological framework that combines anthropology and ecology. To highlight this complexity, the course is designed to provide a comparative framework to understand and analyze sustainable socio-ecological propositions in Minnesota and Oaxaca. Key conceptual areas explored include: coupled human-natural systems, resilience (ecological and cultural), self-determination, and social justice across stakeholders. The course includes a series of fieldtrips to nearby projects of interest. This course is part of the OCS winter break Oaxaca program, involving two linked courses in fall and winter terms. This class is the first class in the sequence.

Prerequisite: One of the following is recommended: Environmental Studies 110, Sociology/Anthropology 110, Sociology/Anthropology 250, Biology 210, History 170 or History 205

Winter Break Program in Oaxaca Mexico

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