Course Offerings for Spring 2021

Please see the list below for all courses offered in Spring 2021. Click here for additional course and lab details from the Schedule of Classes. 

Choose which Spring 2021 courses you’d like to see:

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All Courses

BIO SCI 100 Survey of Zoology
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Johann Strickler

BIO SCI 101 General Survey of Microbiology
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Gyaneshwar Prasad

BIO SCI 102 Elements of Biology
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous Lecture (labs vary)
Course Instructor: Dr. Selvakumar Ramakrishnan

BIO SCI 103 (201) Topics in Modern Biology: What’s bugging you: Infectious disease & treatment
Meeting Pattern: Online – Monday 10:00-11:00 AM
Course Instructor: Dr. Daad Saffarini

BIO SCI 103 (202) Topics in Modern Biology: Human Genetics
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Selvakumar Ramakrishnan

BIO SCI 104 Plants in Today’s World
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Muslin

BIO SCI 150 Foundations of Biological Sciences I
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous Lecture (labs vary)
Course Instructor: Dr. Selvakumar Ramakrishnan/Dr. Emily Latch

BIO SCI 152 Foundations of Biological Sciences II
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous Lecture (labs vary)
Course Instructor: Dr. John Berges/Dr. Erica Young/Dr. Sonia Bardy

BIO SCI 201 Human Structure and Function
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Andrew Petto

BIO SCI 202 Anatomy and Physiology I
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Rosemary Stelzer

BIO SCI 203 Anatomy and Physiology II
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Ann Raddant

BIO SCI 289 Internship in Biological Sciences, Lower Division

BIO SCI 290 Independent Study and Research

BIO SCI 296 UROP Apprenticeship

BIO SCI 297 Study Abroad

BIO SCI 310 General Ecology
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Gerlinde Höbel

BIO SCI 315 Cell Biology
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Dazhong Zhao

BIO SCI 316 Laboratory in Genetics and Cell Biology
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Christopher Quinn

BIO SCI 325 Genetics
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Claire De La Cova

BIO SCI 383 General Microbiology
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous Lecture (labs in-person)
Course Instructor: Dr. Kristen Bertling

BIO SCI 440/440G Ecology and Evolution of Amphibians and Reptiles
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Gerlinde Höbel

BIO SCI 455/455G Cellular, Molecular and Developmental Neurobiology
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Ava Udvadia

BIO SCI 465/465G Biostatistics
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Filipe Alberto

BIO SCI 469 Genomic Data Analysis
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Peter Dunn

BIO SCI 489 Internship in Biological Sciences, Upper Division

BIO SCI 495 Internship in Biotechnology, Upper Division

BIO SCI 496 UROP Apprenticeship, Upper-Level

BIO SCI 497 Study Abroad

BIO SCI 500/500G Plant Physiology
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Erica Young

BIO SCI 523/523G Evolution and Ecology of Birds
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Selvakumar Ramakrishnan

BIO SCI 529/529G Molecular Biology of Microorganisms
Meeting Pattern: Online – MW 11:30 AM-12:45 PM
Course Instructor: Dr. Steven Forst

BIO SCI 532/532G Behavioral Ecology
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Rafael Rodríguez Sevilla

BIO SCI 535 Bacterial Pathogenesis
Meeting Pattern: Online – TR 1:15-2:30 PM
Course Instructor: Dr. Sonia Bardy

BIO SCI 542/542G Biological Electron Microscopy
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Heather Owen

BIO SCI 567/567G Fish Health
Meeting Pattern: Tuesday 1:00-3:40 PM
Course Instructor: Dr. Osvaldo Sepulveda Villet

BIO SCI 572/572G Functional Genomics
Meeting Pattern: Online – TR 3:00-4:15 PM
Course Instructor: Dr. Madhusudan Dey

BIO SCI 575/575G Evolutionary Biology
Meeting Pattern: Online – MW 1:15-2:30 PM
Course Instructor: Dr. Jeffrey Karron

BIO SCI 580 Experimental Microbiology
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Ching-Hong Yang/Dr. Sergei Kuchin

BIO SCI 670 (201) Senior Seminar in Biological Sciences
Meeting Pattern: Online – Tuesday 1:15-2:05 PM
Course Instructor: Dr. Dazhong Zhao

BIO SCI 670 (202) Senior Seminar in Biological Sciences
Meeting Pattern: Online – Thursday 1:15-2:05 PM
Course Instructor: Dr. Selvakumar Ramakrishnan

BIO SCI 671 Undergraduate Seminar in Microbiology
Meeting Pattern: Online – Friday 1:15-2:05 PM
Course Instructor: Dr. Madhusudan Dey

BIO SCI 672 Undergraduate Seminar in Cell and Molecular Biology
Meeting Pattern: Online – Monday 4:45-5:35 PM
Course Instructor: Dr. Ava Udvadia

BIO SCI 695 Independent Study in Freshwater Sciences for Biological Sciences Students

BIO SCI 697 Independent Study in Cell and Molecular Biology

BIO SCI 698 Independent Study in Microbiology

BIO SCI 699 Independent Study

BIO SCI 735 Bacterial Pathogenesis
Meeting Pattern: Online – TR 1:15-2:30 PM
Course Instructor: Dr. Sonia Bardy

BIO SCI 780 Experimental Microbiology
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Ching-Hong Yang/Dr. Sergei Kuchin

BIO SCI 800 Graduate Capstone in Biological Sciences
Meeting Pattern: Online – Monday 9:45-11:25 AM
Course Instructor: Dr. Steven Forst

BIO SCI 899 Advanced Independent Studies

BIO SCI 900 Biology Colloquium
Meeting Pattern: Online – Friday 4:45-5:35 PM
Course Instructor: Dr. Johann Strickler

BIO SCI 925 Graduate Seminar in Biological Sciences: Microbiology
Meeting Pattern: Online – Friday 1:15-3:05 PM
Course Instructor: Dr. Sergei Kuchin

BIO SCI 927 Seminar: Population and Community Ecology
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Peter Dunn

BIO SCI 933 Seminar in Neuroscience
Meeting Pattern: Online – Friday 1:15-3:05 PM
Course Instructor: Dr. Christopher Quinn

BIO SCI 934 Research Advances in Cell and Molecular Biology
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Varies by Section

BIO SCI 935 Research Advances in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Varies by Section

BIO SCI 936 Research Advances in Microbiology
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Varies by Section

BIO SCI 990 Research

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Cell and Molecular Biology Option

BIO SCI 150 Foundations of Biological Sciences I
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous Lecture (labs vary)
Course Instructor: Dr. Selvakumar Ramakrishnan/Dr. Emily Latch

BIO SCI 152 Foundations of Biological Sciences II
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous Lecture (labs vary)
Course Instructor: Dr. John Berges/Dr. Erica Young/Dr. Sonia Bardy

BIO SCI 203 Anatomy and Physiology II
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Ann Raddant

BIO SCI 315 Cell Biology
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Dazhong Zhao

BIO SCI 316 Laboratory in Genetics and Cell Biology
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Christopher Quinn

BIO SCI 325 Genetics
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Claire De La Cova

BIO SCI 383 General Microbiology
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous Lecture (labs in-person)
Course Instructor: Dr. Kristen Bertling

BIO SCI 455/455G Cellular, Molecular and Developmental Neurobiology
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Ava Udvadia

BIO SCI 489 Internship in Biological Sciences, Upper Division

BIO SCI 500/500G Plant Physiology
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Erica Young

BIO SCI 529/529G Molecular Biology of Microorganisms
Meeting Pattern: Online – MW 11:30 AM-12:45 PM
Course Instructor: Dr. Steven Forst

BIO SCI 535 Bacterial Pathogenesis
Meeting Pattern: Online – TR 1:15-2:30 PM
Course Instructor: Dr. Sonia Bardy

BIO SCI 542/542G Biological Electron Microscopy
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Heather Owen

BIO SCI 572/572G Functional Genomics
Meeting Pattern: Online – TR 3:00-4:15 PM
Course Instructor: Dr. Madhusudan Dey

BIO SCI 580 Experimental Microbiology
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Ching-Hong Yang/Dr. Sergei Kuchin

BIO SCI 670 (201) Senior Seminar in Biological Sciences
Meeting Pattern: Online – Tuesday 1:15-2:05 PM
Course Instructor: Dr. Dazhong Zhao

BIO SCI 670 (202) Senior Seminar in Biological Sciences
Meeting Pattern: Online – Thursday 1:15-2:05 PM
Course Instructor: Dr. Selvakumar Ramakrishnan

BIO SCI 672 Undergraduate Seminar in Cell and Molecular Biology
Meeting Pattern: Online – Monday 4:45-5:35 PM
Course Instructor: Dr. Ava Udvadia

BIO SCI 697 Independent Study in Cell and Molecular Biology

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Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior Option

BIO SCI 150 Foundations of Biological Sciences I
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous Lecture (labs vary)
Course Instructor: Dr. Selvakumar Ramakrishnan/Dr. Emily Latch

BIO SCI 152 Foundations of Biological Sciences II
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous Lecture (labs vary)
Course Instructor: Dr. John Berges/Dr. Erica Young/Dr. Sonia Bardy

BIO SCI 310 General Ecology
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Gerlinde Höbel

BIO SCI 325 Genetics
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Claire De La Cova

BIO SCI 383 General Microbiology
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous Lecture (labs in-person)
Course Instructor: Dr. Kristen Bertling

BIO SCI 440/440G Ecology and Evolution of Amphibians and Reptiles
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Gerlinde Höbel

BIO SCI 465/465G Biostatistics
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Filipe Alberto

BIO SCI 469 Genomic Data Analysis
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Peter Dunn

BIO SCI 500/500G Plant Physiology
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Erica Young

BIO SCI 532/532G Behavioral Ecology
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Rafael Rodríguez Sevilla

BIO SCI 575/575G Evolutionary Biology
Meeting Pattern: Online – MW 1:15-2:30 PM
Course Instructor: Dr. Jeffrey Karron

BIO SCI 670 (201) Senior Seminar in Biological Sciences
Meeting Pattern: Online – Tuesday 1:15-2:05 PM
Course Instructor: Dr. Dazhong Zhao

BIO SCI 670 (202) Senior Seminar in Biological Sciences
Meeting Pattern: Online – Thursday 1:15-2:05 PM
Course Instructor: Dr. Selvakumar Ramakrishnan

BIO SCI 695 Independent Study in Freshwater Sciences for Biological Sciences Students

BIO SCI 699 Independent Study

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Flex Option

BIO SCI 150 Foundations of Biological Sciences I
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous Lecture (labs vary)
Course Instructor: Dr. Selvakumar Ramakrishnan/Dr. Emily Latch

BIO SCI 152 Foundations of Biological Sciences II
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous Lecture (labs vary)
Course Instructor: Dr. John Berges/Dr. Erica Young/Dr. Sonia Bardy

BIO SCI 202 Anatomy and Physiology I
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Rosemary Stelzer

BIO SCI 203 Anatomy and Physiology II
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Ann Raddant

BIO SCI 310 General Ecology
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Gerlinde Höbel

BIO SCI 315 Cell Biology
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Dazhong Zhao

BIO SCI 316 Laboratory in Genetics and Cell Biology
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Christopher Quinn

BIO SCI 325 Genetics
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Claire De La Cova

BIO SCI 383 General Microbiology
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous Lecture (labs in-person)
Course Instructor: Dr. Kristen Bertling

BIO SCI 440/440G Ecology and Evolution of Amphibians and Reptiles
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Gerlinde Höbel

BIO SCI 455/455G Cellular, Molecular and Developmental Neurobiology
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Ava Udvadia

BIO SCI 465/465G Biostatistics
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Filipe Alberto

BIO SCI 469 Genomic Data Analysis
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Peter Dunn

BIO SCI 489 Internship in Biological Sciences, Upper Division

BIO SCI 500/500G Plant Physiology
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Erica Young

BIO SCI 523/523G Evolution and Ecology of Birds
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Selvakumar Ramakrishnan

BIO SCI 529/529G Molecular Biology of Microorganisms
Meeting Pattern: Online – MW 11:30 AM-12:45 PM
Course Instructor: Dr. Steven Forst

BIO SCI 535 Bacterial Pathogenesis
Meeting Pattern: Online – TR 1:15-2:30 PM
Course Instructor: Dr. Sonia Bardy

BIO SCI 542/542G Biological Electron Microscopy
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Heather Owen

BIO SCI 580 Experimental Microbiology
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Ching-Hong Yang/Dr. Sergei Kuchin

BIO SCI 575/575G Evolutionary Biology
Meeting Pattern: Online – MW 1:15-2:30 PM
Course Instructor: Dr. Jeffrey Karron

BIO SCI 670 (201) Senior Seminar in Biological Sciences
Meeting Pattern: Online – Tuesday 1:15-2:05 PM
Course Instructor: Dr. Dazhong Zhao

BIO SCI 670 (202) Senior Seminar in Biological Sciences
Meeting Pattern: Online – Thursday 1:15-2:05 PM
Course Instructor: Dr. Selvakumar Ramakrishnan

BIO SCI 671 Undergraduate Seminar in Microbiology
Meeting Pattern: Online – Friday 1:15-2:05 PM
Course Instructor: Dr. Madhusudan Dey

BIO SCI 672 Undergraduate Seminar in Cell and Molecular Biology
Meeting Pattern: Online – Monday 4:45-5:35 PM
Course Instructor: Dr. Ava Udvadia

BIO SCI 695 Independent Study in Freshwater Sciences for Biological Sciences Students

BIO SCI 697 Independent Study in Cell and Molecular Biology

BIO SCI 698 Independent Study in Microbiology

BIO SCI 699 Independent Study

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Microbiology Major

BIO SCI 150 Foundations of Biological Sciences I
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous Lecture (labs vary)
Course Instructor: Dr. Selvakumar Ramakrishnan/Dr. Emily Latch

BIO SCI 152 Foundations of Biological Sciences II
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous Lecture (labs vary)
Course Instructor: Dr. John Berges/Dr. Erica Young/Dr. Sonia Bardy

BIO SCI 315 Cell Biology
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Dazhong Zhao

BIO SCI 316 Laboratory in Genetics and Cell Biology
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Christopher Quinn

BIO SCI 325 Genetics
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Claire De La Cova

BIO SCI 383 General Microbiology
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous Lecture (labs in-person)
Course Instructor: Dr. Kristen Bertling

BIO SCI 495 Internship in Biotechnology, Upper Division

BIO SCI 529/529G Molecular Biology of Microorganisms
Meeting Pattern: Online – MW 11:30 AM-12:45 PM
Course Instructor: Dr. Steven Forst

BIO SCI 535 Bacterial Pathogenesis
Meeting Pattern: Online – TR 1:15-2:30 PM
Course Instructor: Dr. Sonia Bardy

BIO SCI 542/542G Biological Electron Microscopy
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Heather Owen

BIO SCI 572/572G Functional Genomics
Meeting Pattern: Online – TR 3:00-4:15 PM
Course Instructor: Dr. Madhusudan Dey

BIO SCI 580 Experimental Microbiology
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Ching-Hong Yang/Dr. Sergei Kuchin

BIO SCI 671 Undergraduate Seminar in Microbiology
Meeting Pattern: Online – Friday 1:15-2:05 PM
Course Instructor: Dr. Madhusudan Dey

BIO SCI 698 Independent Study in Microbiology

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