Courses

The following is a listing of BIOL graduate courses taught by the Biology Department. Since not every course is offered every semester, or even every year, it is important when planning a curriculum that this scheduling be taken into account. In order to help you with this planning, here is a proposed schedule for the Spring 2005 through Spring 2007 semesters. Be sure to check the actual course listings for each semester. To see more of what Biology has to offer, go to their web site.

BIOL 6060. Aquatic Toxicology. Lec. 2. Lab. 4. Cr. 4.

Prerequisite: BIOL 3530, CHEM 3110, 3120, 3710. A study of the mechanisms of toxicity in terrestrial and aquatic organisms, including the measurement of response, uptake, metabolism, and excretion of toxicants. Design and interpretation of toxicity tests, hazard evaluation, risk assessment, and toxics reduction plans. Fate and transport processes and advanced approaches in automated, computer-assisted monitoring will be evaluated. Environmental policy and laws of national and international concern will be addressed.

BIOL 6100. Advanced Microscopy. Lab. 6. Cr. 3.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. An applied course in the use and maintenance of research-grade microscopes and various optical systems. Topics also include computer image analysis, confocal laser scanning microscopy, photography, calibration, and measurement.

BIOL 6120. Fishery Science. Lec. 2. Lab. 3. Cr. 3.

Prerequisite: WFS 4710 (5710) or consent of instructor. Current concepts and practices of fishery science, especially those environmentally related.

BIOL 6130. Advanced Fisheries Management. Lec. 3. Lab. 3. Cr. 4.

Prerequisite: WFS 4710 (5710) or equivalent. An in-depth analysis of major historical developments in the theory and techniques of freshwater fisheries management.

BIOL 6140. Fish and Wildlife Biometrics. Lec. 2. Lab. 2. Cr. 3.

Prerequisite: WFS 4710 (5710) and BIOL 4220 (5220) or equivalents. Study and application of quantitative methods used to assess fish and wildlife populations. Estimation of parameters, hypothesis testing, and use of classical fisheries and wildlife statistical techniques.

BIOL 6150. Reservoir Fisheries Management. Lec. 3. Lab. 3. Cr. 4.

A comprehensive introduction to basic and applied aspects of managing fisheries in man-made impoundments.

BIOL 6160. Cytogenetics. Lec. 2. Lab. 2. Cr. 3.

Prerequisite: BIOL 3810 and one year of Chemistry. Normal and abnormal chromosome structure, crossing over, and control of gene action in eukaryotes.

BIOL 6220. Cytology. Lec. 2. Lab. 2. Cr. 3.

Prerequisite: BIOL 2140 and CHEM 3010 or 3120. Study of the cell and its components.

BIOL 6310. Biological Literature. Lec. 1. Cr. 1.

A survey of literature resources, experimental design, report writing, and rules adopted by the Council of Biological Editors.

BIOL 6350. Management of Wetland Wildlife. Lec. 3. Lab. 3. Cr. 4.

Prerequisite: WFS 4700, and 4720 or equivalents or consent of instructor. Ecology and management of wildlife species occurring in wetland habitats, emphasis on waterfowl and southeastern fauna.

BIOL 6360. Wetland Identification and Assessment. Lec. 3. Lab. 3. Cr. 4.

Prerequisite: BIOL 6350 or equivalent. Advanced concepts of the physical, chemical, and biological properties of wetlands and how hydrology and geomorphology interact to create wetland ecosystems. Field techniques for distinguishing wetlands from non-wetlands and for assessing functional capacity of wetland ecosystems will be covered.

BIOL 6370. Management of Upland Wildlife. Lec. 3. Lab. 3. Cr. 4.

Prerequisite: WFS 4700, and 4720 or equivalents or consent of instructor. Ecology and management of wildlife species occurring in upland habitats, emphasis on southeastern fauna.

BIOL 6420. Water Resources Management Seminar. Lec. 2. Cr. 2.

Current problems and research in water resources management.

BIOL 6500. Biological Photography. Lec. 2. Lab. 3. Cr. 3.

Prerequisite: BIOL 2130, BIOL 4240, or consent of instructor. Photographic principles applied to biological materials; photomicrography and photomacrography; preparation of black and white prints for publication and slides for presentation.

BIOL 6600. Microbial Ecology. Lec. 2. Lab. 4. Cr. 4.

Prerequisite: 3 hours of microbiology. Topics will include role of microorganisms in nutrient cycling, techniques in sampling, enumeration, and activity measurements, distribution of microorganisms, diversity and adaptation, and microbial interactions including competition, symbioses, and predation.

BIOL 6630. Animal Ecology. Lec. 2. Lab. 2. Cr. 3.

Prerequisite: BIOL 2130 or consent of instructor. The relationship between animals and their environment; the structure, processes, and distribution of animal communities.

BIOL 6650. Physiological Ecology. Lec. 2. Lab. 4. Cr. 4.

Prerequisite: BIOL 3530, CHEM 3110, 3120. Advanced concepts in ecological structure and function and how they are governed by physiological processes. Resource utilization, mineral and nutrient cycling, and energy flux in maintenance, production, and reproduction of ecological population and communities will be addressed. Applications and tests of relevant approaches to data acquisition, processing, and interpretation are emphasized. Remote sensing technologies are included.

BIOL 6660. Fish Ecology. Lec. 2. Lab. 3. Cr. 3.

Prerequisite: BIOL 5220, WFS 5710, equivalents, or consent of instructor. Principles of the evolutionary ecology of fishes, including reproductive guilds, morphological and behavioral polymorphism, foraging, habitat selection, intraspecific and interspecific interactions, and stability of fish assemblages.

BIOL 6670. Stream Ecology. Lec. 2. Lab. 4. Cr. 4.

Prerequisite: BIOL 4610, 4780, 4840, or equivalents, or consent of instructor. Concepts in water chemistry and physics, hydrology, and sediments of lotic systems and their influences on ecological relationships. Stream production, metabolism, and energy flux relative to river continuum concepts will be emphasized through field studies and report preparation.

BIOL 6680. Malacology. Lec. 1. Lab. 6. Cr. 3.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Identification, classification, and ecology of freshwater bivalves. Emphasis on ecology of Ohio River basin species.

BIOL 6700. Current Topics in Microbiology. Lec. 2. Cr. 2.

Discussion and literature search of current issues in medical and environmental microbiology, including scientific ethics, biotechnology issues, science, and politics.

BIOL 6930. Seminar. Lab. 2. Cr. 1.

Current literature in biology and presentation of current or completed graduate research.

BIOL 6960. Molecular Biology Seminar. Lec. 1. Cr. 1.

Critical review and presentation of current research from molecular biology literature.

BIOL 6980. Topics. Lab. 2-8. Cr. 1-4.

Prerequisite: Consent of departmental chairperson. Special study in an approved field under the supervision of a member of the graduate faculty as approved by the departmental chairperson.

BIOL 6990. Research & Thesis. Cr. 1-9.