Course Offerings for Fall 2021

Please see the list below for all courses offered in Fall 2021. You can search for additional course and lab details on the Schedule of Classes.

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All Courses

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

BIO SCI 101 General Survey of Microbiology
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous (labs vary)
Course Instructor: Dr. Ching-Hong Yang

BIO SCI 102 Elements of Biology
Meeting Pattern: TR 9:30am-10:20am (labs vary)
Course Instructor: Dr. Selvakumar Ramakrishnan

BIO SCI 103 (001) Topics in Modern Biology: Earth and the Tree of Life
Meeting Pattern: MW 3:30pm-4:45pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Selvakumar Ramakrishnan

BIO SCI 103 (002) Topics in Modern Biology: What’s Bugging You?
Meeting Pattern: TR 12:30-1:20pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Daad Saffarini

BIO SCI 104 Plants in Today’s World
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous (labs vary)
Course Instructor: Staff

BIO SCI 150 Foundations of Biological Sciences I
Meeting Pattern: Online Synchronous Lecture (201 – MWF 12:30pm-1:20pm) (402 – MWF MWF 9:30am-10:20am) (labs vary)
Course Instructor: Dr. Selvakumar Ramakrishnan/Dr. Jeffrey Karron

BIO SCI 152 Foundations of Biological Sciences II
Meeting Pattern: MWF 9:30am-10:20am (labs vary)
Course Instructor: Dr. Jennifer Gutzman/Dr. Filipe Alberto/Dr. Daad Saffarini

BIO SCI 202 Anatomy and Physiology I
Meeting Pattern: (401 – MW 12:30pm-1:45pm) (402 – WF 12:30pm-1:45pm) (403 – TR 2pm-3:15pm) (labs vary)
Course Instructor: Dr. Rosemary Stelzer/Dr. Ashley Conrad

BIO SCI 203 Anatomy and Physiology II
Meeting Pattern: MW 2pm-3:15pm (labs vary)
Course Instructor: Dr. Ann Raddant

BIO SCI 206 Biology of Women
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Terry Bott

BIO SCI 289 Internship in Biological Sciences, Lower Division

BIO SCI 290 Independent Study and Research

BIO SCI 296 UROP Apprenticeship

BIO SCI 310 General Ecology
Meeting Pattern: TR 12:30pm-1:45pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Rafael Rodríguez Sevilla

BIO SCI 315 Cell Biology
Meeting Pattern: TR 11am-12:15pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Ava Udvadia

BIO SCI 316 Laboratory in Genetics and Cell Biology
Meeting Pattern: (601 – T 12:30pm-1:20pm) (602 – R 12:30pm-1:20pm)
Course Instructor: Dr. Ann Raddant

BIO SCI 325 Genetics
Meeting Pattern: MW 11am-12:15pm (discussions vary)
Course Instructor: Dr. Sergei Kuchin

BIO SCI 356 Developmental Biology
Meeting Pattern: MW 9:30am-10:45am
Course Instructor: Dr. Christopher Quinn

BIO SCI 370 Mammalian Physiology
Meeting Pattern: TR 11am-12:15pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Jennifer Gutzman

BIO SCI 383 General Microbiology
Meeting Pattern: MW 12:30pm-1:45pm (labs vary)
Course Instructor: Dr. Sonia Bardy

BIO SCI 401/401G Immunology
Meeting Pattern: MWF 12:30pm-1:20pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Michael Laiosa

BIO SCI 405/405G Virology
Meeting Pattern: MWF 2pm-2:50pm
Course Instructor: Dr. David Frick

BIO SCI 406/406G Marine Biology
Meeting Pattern: MW 9:30am-10:45am
Course Instructor: Dr. John Berges

BIO SCI 451/451G Field Methods in Conservation
Meeting Pattern: F 9am-2pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Gretchen Meyer

BIO SCI 465/465G Biostatistics
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Peter Dunn

BIO SCI 489 Internship in Biological Sciences, Upper Division

BIO SCI 490/490G Molecular Genetics
Meeting Pattern: TR 11am-12:15pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Dazhong Zhao

BIO SCI 495 Internship in Biotechnology, Upper Division

BIO SCI 496 UROP Apprenticeship, Upper-Level

BIO SCI 498/498G Genetics of Development and Cancer
Meeting Pattern: TR 1230pm-145pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Claire de la Cova

BIO SCI 501/501G Plant/Aquatic Ecophysiol Lab
Meeting Pattern: M 2-2:50pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Erica Young/Dr. John Berges

BIO SCI 505/505G Conservation Biology
Meeting Pattern: Online Synchronous – MW 11am-12:15pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Jeffrey Karron

BIO SCI 511/511G Ichthyology
Meeting Pattern: F 12pm-4pm
Course Instructor: Dr. John Janssen

BIO SCI 539/739 Lab Techniqs-Molecular Biology
Meeting Pattern: TR 9:30m-10:20am (labs vary)
Course Instructor: Dr. Madhusudan Dey

BIO SCI 540/540G Microbial Diversity & Physiology
Meeting Pattern: MW 11am-12:15pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Gyaneshwar Prasad

BIO SCI 542/542G Biological Electron Microscopy
Meeting Pattern: MW 2pm-3:15pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Heather Owen

BIO SCI 543/543G Scan Electron Microscopy Lab
Meeting Pattern: T 12:30pm-1:20pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Heather Owen

BIO SCI 563/563G Finfish Aquaculture and Nutrition Principles
Meeting Pattern: M 1-340pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Osvaldo Sepulveda Villet

BIO SCI 670 (002) Senior Seminar in Biological Sciences
Meeting Pattern: R 3:30pm-4:20pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Marianna Orlova

BIO SCI 670 (201) Senior Seminar in Biological Sciences
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Gerlinde Höbel

BIO SCI 671 Undergraduate Seminar in Microbiology
Meeting Pattern: W 3:30pm-4:20pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Madhusudan Dey

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 750 Scientific Writing
Meeting Pattern: M 11am-12:40pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Mark McBride

BIO SCI 899 Advanced Independent Studies

BIO SCI 900 Biology Colloquium
Meeting Pattern: F 3:30pm-4:20pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Johann Strickler

BIO SCI 925 Graduate Seminar in Biological Sciences: Microbial Genetics & Physiology
Meeting Pattern: F 2pm-3:40pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Gyaneshwar Prasad

BIO SCI 933 Seminar in Neuroscience
Meeting Pattern: Online Synchronous – F 2pm-3:50pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Ira Driscoll

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

BIO SCI 935 Research Advances in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Rafael Rodríguez Sevilla

BIO SCI 936 Research Advances in Microbiology
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 Synchronous Lecture (201 – MWF 12:30pm-1:20pm) (402 – MWF MWF 9:30am-10:20am) (labs vary)
Course Instructor: Dr. Selvakumar Ramakrishnan/Dr. Jeffrey Karron

BIO SCI 152 Foundations of Biological Sciences II
Meeting Pattern: MWF 9:30am-10:20am (labs vary)
Course Instructor: Dr. Jennifer Gutzman/Dr. Filipe Alberto/Dr. Daad Saffarini

BIO SCI 203 Anatomy and Physiology II
Meeting Pattern: MW 2pm-3:15pm (labs vary)
Course Instructor: Dr. Ann Raddant

BIO SCI 315 Cell Biology
Meeting Pattern: TR 11am-12:15pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Ava Udvadia

BIO SCI 316 Laboratory in Genetics and Cell Biology
Meeting Pattern: (601 – T 12:30pm-1:20pm) (602 – R 12:30pm-1:20pm)
Course Instructor: Dr. Ann Raddant

BIO SCI 325 Genetics
Meeting Pattern: MW 11am-12:15pm (discussions vary)
Course Instructor: Dr. Sergei Kuchin

BIO SCI 356 Developmental Biology
Meeting Pattern: MW 9:30am-10:45am
Course Instructor: Dr. Christopher Quinn

BIO SCI 370 Mammalian Physiology
Meeting Pattern: TR 11am-12:15pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Jennifer Gutzman

BIO SCI 383 General Microbiology
Meeting Pattern: MW 12:30pm-1:45pm (labs vary)
Course Instructor: Dr. Sonia Bardy

BIO SCI 401/401G Immunology
Meeting Pattern: MWF 12:30pm-1:20pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Michael Laiosa

BIO SCI 405/405G Virology
Meeting Pattern: MWF 2pm-2:50pm
Course Instructor: Dr. David Frick

BIO SCI 489 Internship in Biological Sciences, Upper Division

BIO SCI 490/490G Molecular Genetics
Meeting Pattern: TR 11am-12:15pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Dazhong Zhao

BIO SCI 498/498G Genetics of Development and Cancer
Meeting Pattern: TR 1230pm-145pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Claire de la Cova

BIO SCI 501/501G Plant/Aquatic Ecophysiol Lab
Meeting Pattern: M 2-2:50pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Erica Young/Dr. John Berges

BIO SCI 539/739 Lab Techniqs-Molecular Biology
Meeting Pattern: TR 9:30m-10:20am (labs vary)
Course Instructor: Dr. Madhusudan Dey

BIO SCI 540/540G Microbial Diversity & Physiology
Meeting Pattern: MW 11am-12:15pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Gyaneshwar Prasad

BIO SCI 542/542G Biological Electron Microscopy
Meeting Pattern: MW 2pm-3:15pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Heather Owen

BIO SCI 543/543G Scan Electron Microscopy Lab
Meeting Pattern: T 12:30pm-1:20pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Heather Owen

BIO SCI 670 (002) Senior Seminar in Biological Sciences
Meeting Pattern: R 3:30pm-4:20pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Marianna Orlova

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 Synchronous Lecture (201 – MWF 12:30pm-1:20pm) (402 – MWF MWF 9:30am-10:20am) (labs vary)
Course Instructor: Dr. Selvakumar Ramakrishnan/Dr. Jeffrey Karron

BIO SCI 152 Foundations of Biological Sciences II
Meeting Pattern: MWF 9:30am-10:20am (labs vary)
Course Instructor: Dr. Jennifer Gutzman/Dr. Filipe Alberto/Dr. Daad Saffarini

BIO SCI 310 General Ecology
Meeting Pattern: TR 12:30pm-1:45pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Rafael Rodríguez Sevilla

BIO SCI 325 Genetics
Meeting Pattern: MW 11am-12:15pm (discussions vary)
Course Instructor: Dr. Sergei Kuchin

BIO SCI 383 General Microbiology
Meeting Pattern: MW 12:30pm-1:45pm (labs vary)
Course Instructor: Dr. Sonia Bardy

BIO SCI 406/406G Marine Biology
Meeting Pattern: MW 9:30am-10:45am
Course Instructor: Dr. John Berges

BIO SCI 451/451G Field Methods in Conservation
Meeting Pattern: F 9am-2pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Gretchen Meyer

BIO SCI 465/465G Biostatistics
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Peter Dunn

BIO SCI 501/501G Plant/Aquatic Ecophysiol Lab
Meeting Pattern: M 2-2:50pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Erica Young/Dr. John Berges

BIO SCI 505/505G Conservation Biology
Meeting Pattern: Online Synchronous – MW 11am-12:15pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Jeffrey Karron

BIO SCI 511/511G Ichthyology
Meeting Pattern: F 12pm-4pm
Course Instructor: Dr. John Janssen

BIO SCI 539/739 Lab Techniqs-Molecular Biology
Meeting Pattern: TR 9:30m-10:20am (labs vary)
Course Instructor: Dr. Madhusudan Dey

BIO SCI 540/540G Microbial Diversity & Physiology
Meeting Pattern: MW 11am-12:15pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Gyaneshwar Prasad

BIO SCI 670 (201) Senior Seminar in Biological Sciences
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Gerlinde Höbel

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

BIO SCI 699 Independent Study

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General Biology Option (previously Flex)

BIO SCI 150 Foundations of Biological Sciences I
Meeting Pattern: Online Synchronous Lecture (201 – MWF 12:30pm-1:20pm) (402 – MWF MWF 9:30am-10:20am) (labs vary)
Course Instructor: Dr. Selvakumar Ramakrishnan/Dr. Jeffrey Karron

BIO SCI 152 Foundations of Biological Sciences II
Meeting Pattern: MWF 9:30am-10:20am (labs vary)
Course Instructor: Dr. Jennifer Gutzman/Dr. Filipe Alberto/Dr. Daad Saffarini

BIO SCI 202 Anatomy and Physiology I
Meeting Pattern: (401 – MW 12:30pm-1:45pm) (402 – WF 12:30pm-1:45pm) (403 – TR 2pm-3:15pm) (labs vary)
Course Instructor: Dr. Rosemary Stelzer/Dr. Ashley Conrad

BIO SCI 203 Anatomy and Physiology II
Meeting Pattern: MW 2pm-3:15pm (labs vary)
Course Instructor: Dr. Ann Raddant

BIO SCI 310 General Ecology
Meeting Pattern: TR 12:30pm-1:45pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Rafael Rodríguez Sevilla

BIO SCI 315 Cell Biology
Meeting Pattern: TR 11am-12:15pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Ava Udvadia

BIO SCI 316 Laboratory in Genetics and Cell Biology
Meeting Pattern: (601 – T 12:30pm-1:20pm) (602 – R 12:30pm-1:20pm)
Course Instructor: Dr. Ann Raddant

BIO SCI 325 Genetics
Meeting Pattern: MW 11am-12:15pm (discussions vary)
Course Instructor: Dr. Sergei Kuchin

BIO SCI 356 Developmental Biology
Meeting Pattern: MW 9:30am-10:45am
Course Instructor: Dr. Christopher Quinn

BIO SCI 370 Mammalian Physiology
Meeting Pattern: TR 11am-12:15pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Jennifer Gutzman

BIO SCI 383 General Microbiology
Meeting Pattern: MW 12:30pm-1:45pm (labs vary)
Course Instructor: Dr. Sonia Bardy

BIO SCI 401/401G Immunology
Meeting Pattern: MWF 12:30pm-1:20pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Michael Laiosa

BIO SCI 405/405G Virology
Meeting Pattern: MWF 2pm-2:50pm
Course Instructor: Dr. David Frick

BIO SCI 406/406G Marine Biology
Meeting Pattern: MW 9:30am-10:45am
Course Instructor: Dr. John Berges

BIO SCI 451/451G Field Methods in Conservation
Meeting Pattern: F 9am-2pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Gretchen Meyer

BIO SCI 465/465G Biostatistics
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Peter Dunn

BIO SCI 489 Internship in Biological Sciences, Upper Division

BIO SCI 490/490G Molecular Genetics
Meeting Pattern: TR 11am-12:15pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Dazhong Zhao

BIO SCI 498/498G Genetics of Development and Cancer
Meeting Pattern: TR 1230pm-145pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Claire de la Cova

BIO SCI 501/501G Plant/Aquatic Ecophysiol Lab
Meeting Pattern: M 2-2:50pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Erica Young/Dr. John Berges

BIO SCI 505/505G Conservation Biology
Meeting Pattern: Online Synchronous – MW 11am-12:15pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Jeffrey Karron

BIO SCI 539/739 Lab Techniqs-Molecular Biology
Meeting Pattern: TR 9:30m-10:20am (labs vary)
Course Instructor: Dr. Madhusudan Dey

BIO SCI 540/540G Microbial Diversity & Physiology
Meeting Pattern: MW 11am-12:15pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Gyaneshwar Prasad

BIO SCI 542/542G Biological Electron Microscopy
Meeting Pattern: MW 2pm-3:15pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Heather Owen

BIO SCI 543/543G Scan Electron Microscopy Lab
Meeting Pattern: T 12:30pm-1:20pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Heather Owen

BIO SCI 670 (002) Senior Seminar in Biological Sciences
Meeting Pattern: R 3:30pm-4:20pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Marianna Orlova

BIO SCI 670 (201) Senior Seminar in Biological Sciences
Meeting Pattern: Online Asynchronous
Course Instructor: Dr. Gerlinde Höbel

BIO SCI 671 Undergraduate Seminar in Microbiology
Meeting Pattern: W 3:30pm-4:20pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Madhusudan Dey

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 Synchronous Lecture (201 – MWF 12:30pm-1:20pm) (402 – MWF MWF 9:30am-10:20am) (labs vary)
Course Instructor: Dr. Selvakumar Ramakrishnan/Dr. Jeffrey Karron

BIO SCI 152 Foundations of Biological Sciences II
Meeting Pattern: MWF 9:30am-10:20am (labs vary)
Course Instructor: Dr. Jennifer Gutzman/Dr. Filipe Alberto/Dr. Daad Saffarini

BIO SCI 315 Cell Biology
Meeting Pattern: TR 11am-12:15pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Ava Udvadia

BIO SCI 316 Laboratory in Genetics and Cell Biology
Meeting Pattern: (601 – T 12:30pm-1:20pm) (602 – R 12:30pm-1:20pm)
Course Instructor: Dr. Ann Raddant

BIO SCI 325 Genetics
Meeting Pattern: MW 11am-12:15pm (discussions vary)
Course Instructor: Dr. Sergei Kuchin

BIO SCI 383 General Microbiology
Meeting Pattern: MW 12:30pm-1:45pm (labs vary)
Course Instructor: Dr. Sonia Bardy

BIO SCI 401/401G Immunology
Meeting Pattern: MWF 12:30pm-1:20pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Michael Laiosa

BIO SCI 405/405G Virology
Meeting Pattern: MWF 2pm-2:50pm
Course Instructor: Dr. David Frick

BIO SCI 490/490G Molecular Genetics
Meeting Pattern: TR 11am-12:15pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Dazhong Zhao

BIO SCI 495 Internship in Biotechnology, Upper Division

BIO SCI 539/739 Lab Techniqs-Molecular Biology
Meeting Pattern: TR 9:30m-10:20am (labs vary)
Course Instructor: Dr. Madhusudan Dey

BIO SCI 540/540G Microbial Diversity & Physiology
Meeting Pattern: MW 11am-12:15pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Gyaneshwar Prasad

BIO SCI 542/542G Biological Electron Microscopy
Meeting Pattern: MW 2pm-3:15pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Heather Owen

BIO SCI 671 Undergraduate Seminar in Microbiology
Meeting Pattern: W 3:30pm-4:20pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Madhusudan Dey

BIO SCI 698 Independent Study in Microbiology

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