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Students must choose a major subject and may choose a minor subject. Students may also select from one of seven concentrations, which are offered to enhance a student's work in the major or minor and to focus work on a specific area of interest.

Concentrations are an intentional cluster of courses already offered by various academic departments or through general programs. These courses may also be cross-listed in several academic departments. Therefore, when registering for a course that counts toward a concentration, a student should register for the course listed in her major or minor department. If the concentration course is not listed in her major or minor department, the student may enroll in any listing of that course.

Fall 2017

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTR(S)
BIOL B110-001Biological Exploration I: Biology of CancerSemester / 1LEC: 9:10 AM-10:00 AM MWFDalton Hall 300Greif,K.
BIOL B110-002Biological Exploration I: From Genotype to PhenotypeSemester / 1LEC: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM MWFPark 180Davis,T.
BIOL B110-00ABiological Exploration ISemester / 1LEC: 1:10 PM- 4:00 PM MPark 20Skirkanich,J.
BIOL B110-00BBiological Exploration ISemester / 1LEC: 1:40 PM- 4:30 PM TPark 20Skirkanich,J.
BIOL B110-00CBiological Exploration ISemester / 1LEC: 1:10 PM- 4:00 PM WPark 20Skirkanich,J.
BIOL B110-00DBiological Exploration ISemester / 1LEC: 1:10 PM- 4:00 PM FPark 20Skirkanich,J.
BIOL B110-00EBiological Exploration ISemester / 1LEC: 6:10 PM- 9:00 PM TPark 20Yin,M.
BIOL B110-00ZBiological Exploration ISemester / 1
BIOL B201-001GeneticsSemester / 1Lecture: 11:15 AM-12:45 PM TTHPark 229Davis,T.
BIOL B202-001Introduction to NeuroscienceSemester / 1Lecture: 8:25 AM- 9:45 AM TTHPark 227Greif,K.
BIOL B216-001GenomicsSemester / 1Lecture: 11:25 AM-12:45 PM TTHPark 10Shapiro,J.
BIOL B220-001EcologySemester / 1Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTHPark 100Mozdzer,T.
Lab: 1:10 PM- 4:00 PM TPark 10
BIOL B271-001Developmental BiologySemester / 1Lecture: 9:10 AM-10:00 AM MWFPark 229Davis,G.
Lab: 1:10 PM- 4:00 PM THPark 126
BIOL B375-001Integrated Biochemistry and Molecular Biology ISemester / 1Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTHPark 229Chander,M.
Lab: 1:10 PM- 4:00 PM WPark 126
CHEM B103-001General Chemistry ISemester / 1Lecture: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MWFPark 278White,S.
Recitation: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM FPark 278
CHEM B103-002General Chemistry ISemester / 1Lecture: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MWFPark 180Karagiaridi,O.
Recitation: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM FPark 180
CHEM B103-003General Chemistry ISemester / 1Lecture: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MWFPark 229Miller,B., Miller,B.
Recitation: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM FPark 229
CHEM B103-00AGeneral Chemistry ISemester / 1Laboratory Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM MPark 278Watkins,L., Watkins,L.
Laboratory: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM MPark 182
CHEM B103-00BGeneral Chemistry ISemester / 1Laboratory Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM TPark 278Watkins,L., Watkins,L.
Laboratory: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM TPark 182
CHEM B103-00CGeneral Chemistry ISemester / 1Laboratory Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM WPark 278Watkins,L., Watkins,L.
Laboratory: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM WPark 182
CHEM B103-00DGeneral Chemistry ISemester / 1Laboratory Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM THPark 278Watkins,L., Watkins,L.
Laboratory: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM THPark 182
CHEM B103-00ZGeneral Chemistry ISemester / 1
CHEM B211-001Organic Chemistry ISemester / 1Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:00 AM MWFPark 180Nerz-Stormes,M.
Recitation: 2:10 PM- 3:00 PM FPark 180
CHEM B211-002Organic Chemistry ISemester / 1Lecture: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM MWFPark 25Malachowski,B.
Recitation: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM FPark 25
CHEM B211-00AOrganic Chemistry ISemester / 1Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 4:30 PM MPark 179Benner,B., Karagiaridi,O.
CHEM B211-00BOrganic Chemistry ISemester / 1Laboratory: 2:10 PM- 5:30 PM TPark 179Karagiaridi,O.
CHEM B211-00COrganic Chemistry ISemester / 1Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 4:30 PM WPark 179Benner,B., Karagiaridi,O.
CHEM B211-00DOrganic Chemistry ISemester / 1Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 4:30 PM THPark 179Benner,B., Karagiaridi,O.
CHEM B211-00EOrganic Chemistry ISemester / 1Laboratory: 9:40 AM- 1:00 PM TPark 179Karagiaridi,O.
CHEM B211-00FOrganic Chemistry ISemester / 1Laboratory: 9:10 AM-12:30 PM THPark 179Karagiaridi,O.
CHEM B211-00ZOrganic Chemistry ISemester / 1Laboratory: Date/Time TBAKaragiaridi,O.
CHEM B211-098Organic Chemistry ISemester / 1Pre-lab required: 3:10 PM- 4:00 PM FPark 25Karagiaridi,O.
CHEM B221-001Physical Chemistry ISemester / 1Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MWPark 264Francl,M.
CHEM B242-001Biological ChemistrySemester / 1Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:30 AM MWPark 264Kung,Y.
CHEM B251-001Research Methodology in ChemistrySemester / 1Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM TPark 264Goldsmith,J., Kung,Y.
Lecture: 1:10 PM- 5:00 PM THPark 264
Colloquia: 4:10 PM- 5:00 PM MPark 180
CHEM B345-001Advanced Biological ChemistrySemester / 1Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTHPark 264Kung,Y.

Spring 2018

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTR(S)
BIOL B111-001Biological Exploration II: Global Change & EcosystemsSemester / 1LEC: 9:10 AM-10:00 AM MWFPark 20Mozdzer,T.
BIOL B111-002Biological Exploration II: Gulp: Physiology of FeedingSemester / 1LEC: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM MWFDalton Hall 300Brodfuehrer,P.
BIOL B111-00ABiological Exploration IISemester / 1LEC: 1:10 PM- 4:00 PM MPark 20Skirkanich,J.
BIOL B111-00BBiological Exploration IISemester / 1LEC: 1:40 PM- 4:30 PM TPark 20Skirkanich,J.
BIOL B111-00CBiological Exploration IISemester / 1LEC: 1:10 PM- 4:00 PM WPark 20Skirkanich,J.
BIOL B111-00DBiological Exploration IISemester / 1LEC: 1:10 PM- 4:00 PM FPark 20Skirkanich,J.
BIOL B111-00ZBiological Exploration IISemester / 1
BIOL B215-001Experimental Design and StatisticsSemester / 1Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:00 AM MWFPark 100Shapiro,J.
Laboratory: 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM THPark 10
BIOL B255-001MicrobiologySemester / 1Lecture: 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM MWYin,M.
BIOL B340-001Cell BiologySemester / 1Lecture: 9:10 AM-10:00 AM MWFGreif,K., Greif,K.
Laboratory: 1:00 PM- 5:00 PM WPark 126
BIOL B376-001Integrated Biochemistry and Molecular Biology IISemester / 1Lecture: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM MWFPark 229Davis,T., Davis,T.
Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 4:00 PM TPark 229
BIOL B399-001Senior Seminar in Laboratory InvestigationsSemester / 1Lecture: 1:10 PM- 4:00 PM MPark 227Dept. staff, TBA
CHEM B104-001General Chemistry II: Enhanced SectionSemester / 1Lecture: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MWFPark 278Goldsmith,J.
Recitation: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM FPark 278
CHEM B104-002General Chemistry IISemester / 1Lecture: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MWFPark 180Francl,M.
Recitation: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM FPark 180
CHEM B104-00AGeneral Chemistry IISemester / 1Lab/Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM MPark 278Watkins,L.
Laboratory: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM MPark 182
CHEM B104-00BGeneral Chemistry IISemester / 1Lab/Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM TPark 278Watkins,L.
Laboratory: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM TPark 182
CHEM B104-00CGeneral Chemistry IISemester / 1Lab/Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM WPark 278Watkins,L.
Laboratory: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM WPark 182
CHEM B104-00DGeneral Chemistry IISemester / 1Lab/Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM THPark 278Watkins,L.
Laboratory: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM THPark 182
CHEM B212-001Organic Chemistry II: Biological Organic Chemistry: Biological Organic ChemistrySemester / 1Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:00 AM MWFPark 180Nerz-Stormes,M.
Recitation: 2:10 PM- 3:00 PM FPark 180
CHEM B212-002Organic Chemistry II: Biological Organic Chemistry: Biological Organic ChemistrySemester / 1Lecture: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM MWFMalachowski,B.
Recitation: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM F
CHEM B212-00AOrganic Chemistry II: Biological Organic ChemistrySemester / 1Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 4:30 PM MKaragiaridi,O.
CHEM B212-00BOrganic Chemistry II: Biological Organic ChemistrySemester / 1Laboratory: 2:10 PM- 5:30 PM TBenner,B.
CHEM B212-00COrganic Chemistry II: Biological Organic ChemistrySemester / 1Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 4:30 PM WKaragiaridi,O.
CHEM B212-00DOrganic Chemistry II: Biological Organic ChemistrySemester / 1Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 4:30 PM THBenner,B.
CHEM B212-00EOrganic Chemistry II: Biological Organic ChemistrySemester / 1Laboratory: 9:10 AM-12:30 PM TKaragiaridi,O.
CHEM B212-00ZOrganic Chemistry II: Biological Organic ChemistrySemester / 1
CHEM B212-098Organic Chemistry II: Biological Organic ChemistrySemester / 1Pre-lab: 3:10 PM- 4:00 PM FNerz-Stormes,M.
CHEM B222-001Physical Chemistry IISemester / 1Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MWGoldsmith,J.
CHEM B231-001Inorganic ChemistrySemester / 1Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTHBurgmayer,S.
CHEM B252-001Research Methodology IISemester / 1Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM TPark 264Francl,M., Miller,B.
Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 5:00 PM THPark 274
Colloquium: 4:10 PM- 5:00 PM MPark 180
CHEM B377-001Biochemistry II: Biochemical Pathways and MetabolismSemester / 1Lecture: 11:25 AM-12:45 PM TTHPark 264Kung,Y.

Fall 2018

(Class schedules for this semester will be posted at a later date.)

2017-18 Catalog Data

CHEM B103 General Chemistry I
Fall 2017
For students with some back ground in chemistry who are motivated, self-directed learners. Topics include aqueous solutions and solubility; the electronic structure of atoms and molecules; chemical reactions and energy; intermolecular forces. Examples discussed in lecture and laboratory workshop include environmental sciences, material sciences and biological chemistry. Lecture three hours and Chemistry workshop three hours a week. The laboratory workshop period will be used for traditional chemical experimentation or related problem solving. The course may include individual conferences, evening peer-led instruction sessions. Prerequisite: Quantitative Readiness Required.
Quantitative Methods (QM)
Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)
Scientific Investigation (SI)
Counts toward Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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CHEM B104 General Chemistry II
Section 001 (Spring 2018): Enhanced Section
Spring 2018
For students with some back ground in chemistry. Topics include aqueous solutions and solubility; the electronic structure of atoms and molecules; chemical reactions and energy; intermolecular forces. Examples discussed in lecture and laboratory workshop include environmental sciences, material sciences and biological chemistry. Lecture three hours and Chemistry laboratory three hours a week. The laboratory period will be used for traditional chemical experimentation or related problem solving. The course may include individual conferences, evening problem or peer-led instruction sessions. Prerequisite CHEM B103 with a grade of at least 2.0. (Note: In semester when an intensive section is offered the prequisite for the Intensive section is CHEM B103 with a grade of at least 3.0.)
Quantitative Methods (QM)
Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)
Scientific Investigation (SI)
Counts toward Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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BIOL B110 Biological Exploration I
Section 001 (Fall 2016): Biology of Cancer
Section 001 (Fall 2017): Biology of Cancer
Section 002 (Fall 2016): From Genotype to Phenotype
Section 002 (Fall 2017): From Genotype to Phenotype
Fall 2017
BIOL B110 is an introductory-level course designed to encourage students to explore the field of biology at multiple levels of organization: molecular, cellular, organismal and ecological. Each course will explore these areas of biology through a unifying theme. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours a week. Quantitative readiness is required for this course. This is a topics course, course topic varies.
Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)
Scientific Investigation (SI)
Counts toward Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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BIOL B111 Biological Exploration II
Section 001 (Spring 2017): Development and Evolution
Section 001 (Spring 2018): Global Change & Ecosystems
Section 002 (Spring 2017): Global Change & Ecosystems
Section 002 (Spring 2018): Gulp: Physiology of Feeding
Spring 2018
BIOL 111 is an introductory-level course designed to encourage students to explore the field of biology at multiple levels of organization: molecular, cellular, organismal and ecological. Each course will explore these areas of biology through a unifying theme. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours a week. Prerequisite: Quantitative readiness is required for this course. This is a topics course, course topic varies.
Current topic description: Taking an ecological approach, we will use invasive species as our central theme in order to predict how organisms can affect multiple levels for biological organization from the organismal to the ecosystem level.
Current topic description: This course will examine the complex behavior of feeding by examining the various physiological systems involved controlling the intake of food, its digestion, and how many calories do organisms need to survive.

Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)
Scientific Investigation (SI)
Counts toward Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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BIOL B201 Genetics
Fall 2017
This course focuses on the principles of genetics, including classical genetics, population genetics and molecular genetics. Topics to be covered include the genetic and molecular nature of mutations and phenotypes, genetic mapping and gene identification, chromosome abnormalities, developmental genetics, genome editing and epigenetics. Examples of genetics analyses are drawn from a variety of organisms including Drosophila, C. elegans, mice and humans. Lecture three hours a week. Prerequisite: BIOL B110 and CHEM B104.
Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)
Scientific Investigation (SI)
Counts toward Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Counts toward Counts toward Health Studies

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BIOL B202 Introduction to Neuroscience
Fall 2017
An introduction to the nervous system and its broad contributions to function. The class will explore fundamentals of neural anatomy and signaling, sensory and motor processing and control, nervous system development and examples of complex brain functions. Lecture three hours a week. Prerequisite: One semester of BIOL 110-111 or permission of instructor.
Scientific Investigation (SI)
Counts toward Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Counts toward Counts toward Neuroscience

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CHEM B211 Organic Chemistry I
Fall 2017
An introduction to the basic concepts of organic chemistry, including acid-base principles; functional groups; alkane and cycloalkane structures; alkene reactions; alkynes; dienes and aromatic structures; substitution and elimination reactions; alcohol reactivity; and radical reactions. The laboratory course introduces basic operations in the organic chemistry lab, spectroscopy, and reactions discussed in lecture. Lecture three hours, recitation one hour and laboratory five hours a week. Prerequisite: CHEM 104 with a grade of at least 2.0.
Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)
Scientific Investigation (SI)
Counts toward Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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CHEM B212 Organic Chemistry II: Biological Organic Chemistry
Section 001 (Spring 2017): Biological Organic Chemistry
Section 001 (Spring 2018): Biological Organic Chemistry
Section 002 (Spring 2017): Biological Organic Chemistry
Section 002 (Spring 2018): Biological Organic Chemistry
Spring 2018
The second semester (biological organic chemistry) is broken into two modules. In the first module, the reactivity of carbonyl carbon is discussed, including ketones, aldehydes, carboxylic acids and derivatives, saccharides and enolate chemistry. Traditional biochemistry coverage begins with the second module. Amino acids (pI, electrophoresis, side chain pKa), protein structure (1°, 2°, 3°, 4°), and enzymatic catalysis, kinetics and inhibition are introduced. The reactivity of the co-enzymes (vitamins) is also covered as individual case studies in bio-organic reactivity. Lecture three hours, recitation one hour and laboratory five hours a week. Prerequisite: CHEM 211 with a grade of at least 2.0.
Scientific Investigation (SI)
Counts toward Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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CHEM B213 Organic Chemistry II for Chem/Biochemistry Majors
Not offered 2017-18
A student should register for CHEM 213 if they are planning on taking the complementary quarter course, CHEM 214, in the second half of the semester. CHEM 213 mirrors the content of the first module of CHEM 212, Organic Chemistry II: Biological Organic Chemistry. In the first module, the reactivity of carbonyl carbon is discussed, including ketones, aldehydes, carboxylic acids and derivatives, saccharides and enolate chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM B211
Scientific Investigation (SI)
Counts toward Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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CHEM B214 Intermediate Organic Chemistry for Chem/Biochemistry Majors
Not offered 2017-18
A student should register for CHEM 214 if she will be completing CHEM 213 in the first quarter. CHEM 214 deals with intermediate concepts in organic chemistry, including transition-metal catalyzed reactions, molecular orbital theory, and advanced treatment of enolate chemistry with a special emphasis on predicting stereochemical outcomes of reactions.
Scientific Investigation (SI)
Counts toward Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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BIOL B215 Experimental Design and Statistics
Spring 2018
An introductory course in designing experiments and analyzing biological data. This course is structured to develop students' understanding of when to apply different quantitative methods, and how to implement those methods using the R statistics environment. Topics include summary statistics, distributions, randomization, replication, parametric and nonparametric tests, and introductory topics in multivariate and Bayesian statistics. The course is geared around weekly problem sets and interactive learning. Suggested Preparation: BIOL B110 or B111 is highly recommended.
Quantitative Methods (QM)
Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)
Scientific Investigation (SI)
Counts toward Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Counts toward Counts toward Health Studies

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BIOL B216 Genomics
Fall 2017
An introduction to the study of genomes and genomic data. This course will examine the types of biological questions that can be answered using large biological data sets and complete genome sequences as well as the techniques and technologies that make such studies possible. Topics include genome organization and evolution, comparative genomics, and analysis of transcriptomes and proteomes. Prerequisite: One semester of BIOL 110-111. BIOL 201 highly recommended.
Quantitative Methods (QM)
Scientific Investigation (SI)
Counts toward Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Counts toward Counts toward Health Studies

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BIOL B220 Ecology
Fall 2017
A study of the interactions between organisms and their environments. The scientific underpinnings of current environmental issues, with regard to human impacts, are also discussed. Students will also become familiar with ecological principles and with the methods ecologists use. Students will apply these principles through the design and implementation of experiments both in the laboratory and the field. Lecture three hours a week, laboratory/field investigation three hours a week. There will be optional field trips throughout the semester. Prerequisite: One semester of BIOL B110 or B111 or permission of instructor.
Scientific Investigation (SI)
Counts toward Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Counts toward Counts toward Environmental Studies

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CHEM B221 Physical Chemistry I
Fall 2017
Introduction to quantum theory and spectroscopy. Atomic and molecular structure; molecular modeling; rotational, vibrational, electronic and magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Lecture three hours. Prerequisites: CHEM B104 and MATH B201.
Quantitative Methods (QM)
Counts toward Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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CHEM B222 Physical Chemistry II
Spring 2018
Modern thermodynamics, with application to phase equilibria, interfacial phenomena and chemical equilibria; statistical mechanics; chemical dynamics. Kinetic theory of gases; chemical kinetics. Lecture three hours. Prerequisite: CHEM B104, PHYS 122 or 102 and MATH 201. May be taken concurrently with CHEM B212 and PHYS 122 or 102.
Quantitative Methods (QM)
Counts toward Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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BIOL B225 Biology and Ecology of Plants
Not offered 2017-18
Plants are critical to numerous contemporary issues, such as ecological sustainability, economic stability, and human health. Students will examine the fundamentals of how plants are structured, how they function, how they interact with other organisms, and how they respond to environmental stimuli. In addition, students will be taught to identify important local species, and will explore the role of plants in human society and ecological systems. One semester of BIOL 110/111.
Scientific Investigation (SI)
Counts toward Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Counts toward Counts toward Environmental Studies

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CHEM B231 Inorganic Chemistry
Spring 2018
Bonding theory; structures and properties of ionic solids; symmetry; crystal field theory; structures, spectroscopy, stereochemistry, reactions and reaction mechanisms of coordination compounds; acid-base concepts; descriptive chemistry of main group elements. Lecture three hours a week. Prerequisite: CHEM 212.
Course does not meet an Approach
Counts toward Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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CHEM B242 Biological Chemistry
Fall 2017
The structure, chemistry and function of amino acids, proteins, lipids, polysaccharides and nucleic acids; enzyme kinetics; metabolic relationships of carbohydrates, lipids and amino acids, and the control of various pathways. Lecture three hours a week. Prerequisite: CHEM B212 or CHEM H222.
Course does not meet an Approach
Counts toward Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Counts toward Counts toward Health Studies

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BIOL B250 Computational Methods in the Sciences
Not offered 2017-18
A study of how and why modern computation methods are used in scientific inquiry. Students will learn basic principles of visualizing and analyzing scientific data through hands-on programming exercises. The majority of the course will use the R programming language and corresponding open source statistical software. Content will focus on data sets from across the sciences. Six hours of combined lecture/lab per week.
Quantitative Methods (QM)
Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)
Scientific Investigation (SI)
Counts toward Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Counts toward Counts toward Environmental Studies
Counts toward Counts toward Neuroscience

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CHEM B251 Research Methodology in Chemistry
Section 001 (Fall 2016): Organic and Biochemistry
Fall 2017
This is a laboratory topics course integrating advanced concepts in chemistry from biological, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Students gain experience in the use of departmental research instruments and in scientific literature searches, quantitative data analysis, record keeping and writing. Prerequisite CHEM B212. Co-requisite: CHEM B221 or B231 or B242. Attendance at departmental colloquia is expected of all students.
Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)
Counts toward Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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CHEM B252 Research Methodology II
Spring 2018
This laboratory course integrates advanced concepts in chemistry from biological, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Students will gain experience in the use of departmental research instruments and in scientific literature searches, quantitative data analysis, record-keeping, and writing. Attendance at departmental colloquia is expected of all students. Course Prerequisites: CHEM B212. Course Co-requisites: CHEM B222 or CHEM B231 or CHEM B242.
Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)
Counts toward Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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BIOL B255 Microbiology
Spring 2018
Invisible to the naked eye, microbes occupy every niche on the planet. This course will examine how microbes have become successful colonizers; review aspects of interactions between microbes, humans and the environment; and explore practical uses of microbes in industry, medicine and environmental management. The course will combine lecture, discussion of primary literature and student presentations. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: One semester of BIOL 110 and CHEM B104.
Scientific Investigation (SI)
Counts toward Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Counts toward Counts toward Environmental Studies
Counts toward Counts toward Health Studies

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BIOL B271 Developmental Biology
Fall 2017
An introduction to embryology and the concepts of developmental biology. Concepts are illustrated by analyzing the experimental observations that support them. Topics include gametogenesis and fertilization, morphogenesis, cell fate specification and differentiation, pattern formation, regulation of gene expression, neural development, and developmental plasticity. The laboratory focuses on observations and experiments on living embryos. Lecture three hours, laboratory three scheduled hours a week; most weeks require additional hours outside of the regularly scheduled lab. Prerequisite: one semester of BIOL 110-111 or permission of instructor.
Scientific Investigation (SI)
Counts toward Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Counts toward Counts toward Health Studies

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BIOL B340 Cell Biology
Spring 2018
A lecture course with laboratory emphasizing current knowledge in cell biology. Among topics discussed are cell membranes, cell surface specializations, cell motility and the cytoskeleton, regulation of cell activity and cell signaling. Laboratory experiments are focused on studies of the cytoskeleton making use of techniques in cell culture and immunocytochemistry. A student-designed project is a major component. Lecture three hours, laboratory four hours a week. Prerequisites: One semester of Organic Chemistry (CHEM B211/B212), and BIOL B201 or B271, or permission of instructor.
Counts toward Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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CHEM B345 Advanced Biological Chemistry
Fall 2017
This is a topics course. Topics vary. Prerequisite: CHEM B242 or BIOL B375.
Counts toward Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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BIOL B375 Integrated Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I
Fall 2017
The first semester of a two-semester course that focuses on the structure and function of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids, enzyme kinetics, metabolic pathways, gene regulation and recombinant DNA techniques. Students will explore these topics via lecture, critical reading and discussion of primary literature and laboratory experimentation. Three hours of lecture, three hours of lab per week. Prerequisite: One semester of BIOL B110 and two semesters of Organic Chemistry (CHEM B211/B212)
Counts toward Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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BIOL B376 Integrated Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II
Spring 2018
This second semester of a two-semester sequence will continue with analysis of nucleic acids and gene regulation through lecture, critical reading, discussion of primary literature and laboratory experimentation. Three hours of lecture, three hours of lab per week. Prerequisite: BIOL 201 or BIOL B375 or permission of instructor.
Counts toward Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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CHEM B377 Biochemistry II: Biochemical Pathways and Metabolism
Spring 2018
This course is a continuation of CHEM B242 or BIOL B375. Biochemical pathways involved in cellular metabolism will be explored in molecular detail. Energy producing, degradation, and biosynthetic pathways involving sugars, fats, amino acids, and nucleotides will be discussed with an emphasis on structures and mechanisms, experimental methods, regulation, and integration. Additional topics, drawn from the primary research literature, may be covered. Readings will be drawn from textbooks and from the primary literature and assessments may include oral presentations, problem sets, written examinations, and writing assignments. This is a second course in Biochemistry and assumes a strong foundation in the fundamentals of Biochemistry. Prerequisite: BIO 375 or CHEM 242, or permission of instructor.
Counts toward Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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BIOL B399 Senior Seminar in Laboratory Investigations
This seminar provides students with a collaborative forum to facilitate the exchange of ideas and broaden their perspective and understanding of research approaches used in various sub-disciplines of biology. There will be a focus on the presentation, interpretation and discussion of data, and communication of scientific findings to diverse audiences. In addition, students write, defend and publicly present a paper on their supervised research project. Three hours of class discussion each week. Corequisite: enrollment in BIOL B403.
Counts toward Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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CHEM B515 Topics in Organic Chemistry
Not offered 2017-18
This is a topics course. Topics may vary. Prerequisite: CHEM B242 or equivalent.
Counts toward Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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CHEM B103 General Chemistry I
Fall 2017
For students with some back ground in chemistry who are motivated, self-directed learners. Topics include aqueous solutions and solubility; the electronic structure of atoms and molecules; chemical reactions and energy; intermolecular forces. Examples discussed in lecture and laboratory workshop include environmental sciences, material sciences and biological chemistry. Lecture three hours and Chemistry workshop three hours a week. The laboratory workshop period will be used for traditional chemical experimentation or related problem solving. The course may include individual conferences, evening peer-led instruction sessions. Prerequisite: Quantitative Readiness Required.
Quantitative Methods (QM)
Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)
Scientific Investigation (SI)
Counts toward Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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CHEM B104 General Chemistry II
Section 001 (Spring 2018): Enhanced Section
Spring 2018
For students with some back ground in chemistry. Topics include aqueous solutions and solubility; the electronic structure of atoms and molecules; chemical reactions and energy; intermolecular forces. Examples discussed in lecture and laboratory workshop include environmental sciences, material sciences and biological chemistry. Lecture three hours and Chemistry laboratory three hours a week. The laboratory period will be used for traditional chemical experimentation or related problem solving. The course may include individual conferences, evening problem or peer-led instruction sessions. Prerequisite CHEM B103 with a grade of at least 2.0. (Note: In semester when an intensive section is offered the prequisite for the Intensive section is CHEM B103 with a grade of at least 3.0.)
Quantitative Methods (QM)
Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)
Scientific Investigation (SI)
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BIOL B110 Biological Exploration I
Section 001 (Fall 2016): Biology of Cancer
Section 001 (Fall 2017): Biology of Cancer
Section 002 (Fall 2016): From Genotype to Phenotype
Section 002 (Fall 2017): From Genotype to Phenotype
Fall 2017
BIOL B110 is an introductory-level course designed to encourage students to explore the field of biology at multiple levels of organization: molecular, cellular, organismal and ecological. Each course will explore these areas of biology through a unifying theme. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours a week. Quantitative readiness is required for this course. This is a topics course, course topic varies.
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BIOL B111 Biological Exploration II
Section 001 (Spring 2017): Development and Evolution
Section 001 (Spring 2018): Global Change & Ecosystems
Section 002 (Spring 2017): Global Change & Ecosystems
Section 002 (Spring 2018): Gulp: Physiology of Feeding
Spring 2018
BIOL 111 is an introductory-level course designed to encourage students to explore the field of biology at multiple levels of organization: molecular, cellular, organismal and ecological. Each course will explore these areas of biology through a unifying theme. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours a week. Prerequisite: Quantitative readiness is required for this course. This is a topics course, course topic varies.
Current topic description: Taking an ecological approach, we will use invasive species as our central theme in order to predict how organisms can affect multiple levels for biological organization from the organismal to the ecosystem level.
Current topic description: This course will examine the complex behavior of feeding by examining the various physiological systems involved controlling the intake of food, its digestion, and how many calories do organisms need to survive.

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BIOL B201 Genetics
Fall 2017
This course focuses on the principles of genetics, including classical genetics, population genetics and molecular genetics. Topics to be covered include the genetic and molecular nature of mutations and phenotypes, genetic mapping and gene identification, chromosome abnormalities, developmental genetics, genome editing and epigenetics. Examples of genetics analyses are drawn from a variety of organisms including Drosophila, C. elegans, mice and humans. Lecture three hours a week. Prerequisite: BIOL B110 and CHEM B104.
Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)
Scientific Investigation (SI)
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BIOL B202 Introduction to Neuroscience
Fall 2017
An introduction to the nervous system and its broad contributions to function. The class will explore fundamentals of neural anatomy and signaling, sensory and motor processing and control, nervous system development and examples of complex brain functions. Lecture three hours a week. Prerequisite: One semester of BIOL 110-111 or permission of instructor.
Scientific Investigation (SI)
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BIOL B215 Experimental Design and Statistics
Spring 2018
An introductory course in designing experiments and analyzing biological data. This course is structured to develop students' understanding of when to apply different quantitative methods, and how to implement those methods using the R statistics environment. Topics include summary statistics, distributions, randomization, replication, parametric and nonparametric tests, and introductory topics in multivariate and Bayesian statistics. The course is geared around weekly problem sets and interactive learning. Suggested Preparation: BIOL B110 or B111 is highly recommended.
Quantitative Methods (QM)
Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)
Scientific Investigation (SI)
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Counts toward Health Studies

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BIOL B216 Genomics
Fall 2017
An introduction to the study of genomes and genomic data. This course will examine the types of biological questions that can be answered using large biological data sets and complete genome sequences as well as the techniques and technologies that make such studies possible. Topics include genome organization and evolution, comparative genomics, and analysis of transcriptomes and proteomes. Prerequisite: One semester of BIOL 110-111. BIOL 201 highly recommended.
Quantitative Methods (QM)
Scientific Investigation (SI)
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BIOL B220 Ecology
Fall 2017
A study of the interactions between organisms and their environments. The scientific underpinnings of current environmental issues, with regard to human impacts, are also discussed. Students will also become familiar with ecological principles and with the methods ecologists use. Students will apply these principles through the design and implementation of experiments both in the laboratory and the field. Lecture three hours a week, laboratory/field investigation three hours a week. There will be optional field trips throughout the semester. Prerequisite: One semester of BIOL B110 or B111 or permission of instructor.
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BIOL B225 Biology and Ecology of Plants
Not offered 2017-18
Plants are critical to numerous contemporary issues, such as ecological sustainability, economic stability, and human health. Students will examine the fundamentals of how plants are structured, how they function, how they interact with other organisms, and how they respond to environmental stimuli. In addition, students will be taught to identify important local species, and will explore the role of plants in human society and ecological systems. One semester of BIOL 110/111.
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BIOL B250 Computational Methods in the Sciences
Not offered 2017-18
A study of how and why modern computation methods are used in scientific inquiry. Students will learn basic principles of visualizing and analyzing scientific data through hands-on programming exercises. The majority of the course will use the R programming language and corresponding open source statistical software. Content will focus on data sets from across the sciences. Six hours of combined lecture/lab per week.
Quantitative Methods (QM)
Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)
Scientific Investigation (SI)
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Counts toward Environmental Studies
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BIOL B255 Microbiology
Spring 2018
Invisible to the naked eye, microbes occupy every niche on the planet. This course will examine how microbes have become successful colonizers; review aspects of interactions between microbes, humans and the environment; and explore practical uses of microbes in industry, medicine and environmental management. The course will combine lecture, discussion of primary literature and student presentations. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: One semester of BIOL 110 and CHEM B104.
Scientific Investigation (SI)
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Counts toward Environmental Studies
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BIOL B271 Developmental Biology
Fall 2017
An introduction to embryology and the concepts of developmental biology. Concepts are illustrated by analyzing the experimental observations that support them. Topics include gametogenesis and fertilization, morphogenesis, cell fate specification and differentiation, pattern formation, regulation of gene expression, neural development, and developmental plasticity. The laboratory focuses on observations and experiments on living embryos. Lecture three hours, laboratory three scheduled hours a week; most weeks require additional hours outside of the regularly scheduled lab. Prerequisite: one semester of BIOL 110-111 or permission of instructor.
Scientific Investigation (SI)
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BIOL B340 Cell Biology
Spring 2018
A lecture course with laboratory emphasizing current knowledge in cell biology. Among topics discussed are cell membranes, cell surface specializations, cell motility and the cytoskeleton, regulation of cell activity and cell signaling. Laboratory experiments are focused on studies of the cytoskeleton making use of techniques in cell culture and immunocytochemistry. A student-designed project is a major component. Lecture three hours, laboratory four hours a week. Prerequisites: One semester of Organic Chemistry (CHEM B211/B212), and BIOL B201 or B271, or permission of instructor.
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BIOL B375 Integrated Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I
Fall 2017
The first semester of a two-semester course that focuses on the structure and function of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids, enzyme kinetics, metabolic pathways, gene regulation and recombinant DNA techniques. Students will explore these topics via lecture, critical reading and discussion of primary literature and laboratory experimentation. Three hours of lecture, three hours of lab per week. Prerequisite: One semester of BIOL B110 and two semesters of Organic Chemistry (CHEM B211/B212)
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BIOL B376 Integrated Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II
Spring 2018
This second semester of a two-semester sequence will continue with analysis of nucleic acids and gene regulation through lecture, critical reading, discussion of primary literature and laboratory experimentation. Three hours of lecture, three hours of lab per week. Prerequisite: BIOL 201 or BIOL B375 or permission of instructor.
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CHEM B377 Biochemistry II: Biochemical Pathways and Metabolism
Spring 2018
This course is a continuation of CHEM B242 or BIOL B375. Biochemical pathways involved in cellular metabolism will be explored in molecular detail. Energy producing, degradation, and biosynthetic pathways involving sugars, fats, amino acids, and nucleotides will be discussed with an emphasis on structures and mechanisms, experimental methods, regulation, and integration. Additional topics, drawn from the primary research literature, may be covered. Readings will be drawn from textbooks and from the primary literature and assessments may include oral presentations, problem sets, written examinations, and writing assignments. This is a second course in Biochemistry and assumes a strong foundation in the fundamentals of Biochemistry. Prerequisite: BIO 375 or CHEM 242, or permission of instructor.
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BIOL B399 Senior Seminar in Laboratory Investigations
This seminar provides students with a collaborative forum to facilitate the exchange of ideas and broaden their perspective and understanding of research approaches used in various sub-disciplines of biology. There will be a focus on the presentation, interpretation and discussion of data, and communication of scientific findings to diverse audiences. In addition, students write, defend and publicly present a paper on their supervised research project. Three hours of class discussion each week. Corequisite: enrollment in BIOL B403.
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CHEM B103 General Chemistry I
Fall 2017
For students with some back ground in chemistry who are motivated, self-directed learners. Topics include aqueous solutions and solubility; the electronic structure of atoms and molecules; chemical reactions and energy; intermolecular forces. Examples discussed in lecture and laboratory workshop include environmental sciences, material sciences and biological chemistry. Lecture three hours and Chemistry workshop three hours a week. The laboratory workshop period will be used for traditional chemical experimentation or related problem solving. The course may include individual conferences, evening peer-led instruction sessions. Prerequisite: Quantitative Readiness Required.
Quantitative Methods (QM)
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CHEM B104 General Chemistry II
Section 001 (Spring 2018): Enhanced Section
Spring 2018
For students with some back ground in chemistry. Topics include aqueous solutions and solubility; the electronic structure of atoms and molecules; chemical reactions and energy; intermolecular forces. Examples discussed in lecture and laboratory workshop include environmental sciences, material sciences and biological chemistry. Lecture three hours and Chemistry laboratory three hours a week. The laboratory period will be used for traditional chemical experimentation or related problem solving. The course may include individual conferences, evening problem or peer-led instruction sessions. Prerequisite CHEM B103 with a grade of at least 2.0. (Note: In semester when an intensive section is offered the prequisite for the Intensive section is CHEM B103 with a grade of at least 3.0.)
Quantitative Methods (QM)
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CHEM B211 Organic Chemistry I
Fall 2017
An introduction to the basic concepts of organic chemistry, including acid-base principles; functional groups; alkane and cycloalkane structures; alkene reactions; alkynes; dienes and aromatic structures; substitution and elimination reactions; alcohol reactivity; and radical reactions. The laboratory course introduces basic operations in the organic chemistry lab, spectroscopy, and reactions discussed in lecture. Lecture three hours, recitation one hour and laboratory five hours a week. Prerequisite: CHEM 104 with a grade of at least 2.0.
Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)
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CHEM B212 Organic Chemistry II: Biological Organic Chemistry
Section 001 (Spring 2017): Biological Organic Chemistry
Section 001 (Spring 2018): Biological Organic Chemistry
Section 002 (Spring 2017): Biological Organic Chemistry
Section 002 (Spring 2018): Biological Organic Chemistry
Spring 2018
The second semester (biological organic chemistry) is broken into two modules. In the first module, the reactivity of carbonyl carbon is discussed, including ketones, aldehydes, carboxylic acids and derivatives, saccharides and enolate chemistry. Traditional biochemistry coverage begins with the second module. Amino acids (pI, electrophoresis, side chain pKa), protein structure (1°, 2°, 3°, 4°), and enzymatic catalysis, kinetics and inhibition are introduced. The reactivity of the co-enzymes (vitamins) is also covered as individual case studies in bio-organic reactivity. Lecture three hours, recitation one hour and laboratory five hours a week. Prerequisite: CHEM 211 with a grade of at least 2.0.
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CHEM B213 Organic Chemistry II for Chem/Biochemistry Majors
Not offered 2017-18
A student should register for CHEM 213 if they are planning on taking the complementary quarter course, CHEM 214, in the second half of the semester. CHEM 213 mirrors the content of the first module of CHEM 212, Organic Chemistry II: Biological Organic Chemistry. In the first module, the reactivity of carbonyl carbon is discussed, including ketones, aldehydes, carboxylic acids and derivatives, saccharides and enolate chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM B211
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CHEM B214 Intermediate Organic Chemistry for Chem/Biochemistry Majors
Not offered 2017-18
A student should register for CHEM 214 if she will be completing CHEM 213 in the first quarter. CHEM 214 deals with intermediate concepts in organic chemistry, including transition-metal catalyzed reactions, molecular orbital theory, and advanced treatment of enolate chemistry with a special emphasis on predicting stereochemical outcomes of reactions.
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CHEM B221 Physical Chemistry I
Fall 2017
Introduction to quantum theory and spectroscopy. Atomic and molecular structure; molecular modeling; rotational, vibrational, electronic and magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Lecture three hours. Prerequisites: CHEM B104 and MATH B201.
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CHEM B222 Physical Chemistry II
Spring 2018
Modern thermodynamics, with application to phase equilibria, interfacial phenomena and chemical equilibria; statistical mechanics; chemical dynamics. Kinetic theory of gases; chemical kinetics. Lecture three hours. Prerequisite: CHEM B104, PHYS 122 or 102 and MATH 201. May be taken concurrently with CHEM B212 and PHYS 122 or 102.
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CHEM B231 Inorganic Chemistry
Spring 2018
Bonding theory; structures and properties of ionic solids; symmetry; crystal field theory; structures, spectroscopy, stereochemistry, reactions and reaction mechanisms of coordination compounds; acid-base concepts; descriptive chemistry of main group elements. Lecture three hours a week. Prerequisite: CHEM 212.
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CHEM B242 Biological Chemistry
Fall 2017
The structure, chemistry and function of amino acids, proteins, lipids, polysaccharides and nucleic acids; enzyme kinetics; metabolic relationships of carbohydrates, lipids and amino acids, and the control of various pathways. Lecture three hours a week. Prerequisite: CHEM B212 or CHEM H222.
Course does not meet an Approach
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CHEM B251 Research Methodology in Chemistry
Section 001 (Fall 2016): Organic and Biochemistry
Fall 2017
This is a laboratory topics course integrating advanced concepts in chemistry from biological, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Students gain experience in the use of departmental research instruments and in scientific literature searches, quantitative data analysis, record keeping and writing. Prerequisite CHEM B212. Co-requisite: CHEM B221 or B231 or B242. Attendance at departmental colloquia is expected of all students.
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CHEM B252 Research Methodology II
Spring 2018
This laboratory course integrates advanced concepts in chemistry from biological, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Students will gain experience in the use of departmental research instruments and in scientific literature searches, quantitative data analysis, record-keeping, and writing. Attendance at departmental colloquia is expected of all students. Course Prerequisites: CHEM B212. Course Co-requisites: CHEM B222 or CHEM B231 or CHEM B242.
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CHEM B345 Advanced Biological Chemistry
Fall 2017
This is a topics course. Topics vary. Prerequisite: CHEM B242 or BIOL B375.
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CHEM B377 Biochemistry II: Biochemical Pathways and Metabolism
Spring 2018
This course is a continuation of CHEM B242 or BIOL B375. Biochemical pathways involved in cellular metabolism will be explored in molecular detail. Energy producing, degradation, and biosynthetic pathways involving sugars, fats, amino acids, and nucleotides will be discussed with an emphasis on structures and mechanisms, experimental methods, regulation, and integration. Additional topics, drawn from the primary research literature, may be covered. Readings will be drawn from textbooks and from the primary literature and assessments may include oral presentations, problem sets, written examinations, and writing assignments. This is a second course in Biochemistry and assumes a strong foundation in the fundamentals of Biochemistry. Prerequisite: BIO 375 or CHEM 242, or permission of instructor.
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CHEM B515 Topics in Organic Chemistry
Not offered 2017-18
This is a topics course. Topics may vary. Prerequisite: CHEM B242 or equivalent.
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BIOL B250 Computational Methods in the Sciences
Not offered 2017-18
A study of how and why modern computation methods are used in scientific inquiry. Students will learn basic principles of visualizing and analyzing scientific data through hands-on programming exercises. The majority of the course will use the R programming language and corresponding open source statistical software. Content will focus on data sets from across the sciences. Six hours of combined lecture/lab per week.
Quantitative Methods (QM)
Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)
Scientific Investigation (SI)
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Counts toward Counts toward Environmental Studies
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BIOL B201 Genetics
Fall 2017
This course focuses on the principles of genetics, including classical genetics, population genetics and molecular genetics. Topics to be covered include the genetic and molecular nature of mutations and phenotypes, genetic mapping and gene identification, chromosome abnormalities, developmental genetics, genome editing and epigenetics. Examples of genetics analyses are drawn from a variety of organisms including Drosophila, C. elegans, mice and humans. Lecture three hours a week. Prerequisite: BIOL B110 and CHEM B104.
Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)
Scientific Investigation (SI)
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BIOL B215 Experimental Design and Statistics
Spring 2018
An introductory course in designing experiments and analyzing biological data. This course is structured to develop students' understanding of when to apply different quantitative methods, and how to implement those methods using the R statistics environment. Topics include summary statistics, distributions, randomization, replication, parametric and nonparametric tests, and introductory topics in multivariate and Bayesian statistics. The course is geared around weekly problem sets and interactive learning. Suggested Preparation: BIOL B110 or B111 is highly recommended.
Quantitative Methods (QM)
Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)
Scientific Investigation (SI)
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Counts toward Counts toward Health Studies

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BIOL B216 Genomics
Fall 2017
An introduction to the study of genomes and genomic data. This course will examine the types of biological questions that can be answered using large biological data sets and complete genome sequences as well as the techniques and technologies that make such studies possible. Topics include genome organization and evolution, comparative genomics, and analysis of transcriptomes and proteomes. Prerequisite: One semester of BIOL 110-111. BIOL 201 highly recommended.
Quantitative Methods (QM)
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CHEM B242 Biological Chemistry
Fall 2017
The structure, chemistry and function of amino acids, proteins, lipids, polysaccharides and nucleic acids; enzyme kinetics; metabolic relationships of carbohydrates, lipids and amino acids, and the control of various pathways. Lecture three hours a week. Prerequisite: CHEM B212 or CHEM H222.
Course does not meet an Approach
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BIOL B255 Microbiology
Spring 2018
Invisible to the naked eye, microbes occupy every niche on the planet. This course will examine how microbes have become successful colonizers; review aspects of interactions between microbes, humans and the environment; and explore practical uses of microbes in industry, medicine and environmental management. The course will combine lecture, discussion of primary literature and student presentations. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: One semester of BIOL 110 and CHEM B104.
Scientific Investigation (SI)
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BIOL B271 Developmental Biology
Fall 2017
An introduction to embryology and the concepts of developmental biology. Concepts are illustrated by analyzing the experimental observations that support them. Topics include gametogenesis and fertilization, morphogenesis, cell fate specification and differentiation, pattern formation, regulation of gene expression, neural development, and developmental plasticity. The laboratory focuses on observations and experiments on living embryos. Lecture three hours, laboratory three scheduled hours a week; most weeks require additional hours outside of the regularly scheduled lab. Prerequisite: one semester of BIOL 110-111 or permission of instructor.
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CHEM B221 Physical Chemistry I
Fall 2017
Introduction to quantum theory and spectroscopy. Atomic and molecular structure; molecular modeling; rotational, vibrational, electronic and magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Lecture three hours. Prerequisites: CHEM B104 and MATH B201.
Quantitative Methods (QM)
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