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Course Schedule Planning

The schedule below represents courses the Biology Department expects to offer in coming semesters. Specific course offerings are not guaranteed; scheduling changes may occur. Please see the catalog for course descriptions.

Fall 2017

Introductory Courses

Exploratory (non-majors)
BIO 107 Experimental Embryology w/lab (as part of the first year collaboratory) (Lom)

Required entry to major (take 111 or 113 and 112 or 114 in any order)
BIO 111 Molecules, Genes, & Cells w/lab (Hales, Wessner)
BIO 112 Organisms, Evolution, & Ecosystems w/lab (Barsoum, Stanback)
BIO 113 Integrated Concepts in Biology I w/lab (Campbell)
BIO 114 Integrated Concepts in Biology II w/lab (Smith)

Group A Courses

Advanced Cellular/Molecular Lab
BIO 201 Genetics w/lab (El Bejjani)
BIO 208 Cell Biology w/lab (Bernd)
BIO 303 Biochemistry w/lab (B. Thurtle Schmidt)
BIO 307 Immunology w/lab (Sarafova)

Group B Courses

Advanced Organismal Lab/Field
BIO 216 Plants, Farms, & Forests w/lab (Peroni)
BIO 311 Comparative Anatomy w/lab (Putnam)
BIO 331 Behavioral Neuroscience w/lab (Ramirez) crosslisted as PSY 302

Additional Advanced Courses

Seminars, Group Investigations, Etc.
BIO 209 Bioinformatics Programming (Heyer) crosslisted as CSC 209
BIO 240 Biostatistics for Life Scientists (Pittman)
BIO 265 Conservation of India's Biodiversity (as part of Davidson-in-India study abroad trip) (Paradise)
BIO 357 Biotoxicity of Hookah Tobacco Smoke (Bernd)
BIO 363 Human Genetics (Hales)
BIO 365 Biology of Cancer (Melonakos)
BIO 368 Health Care Issues in Zambia (Case)
BIO 392 Medical Biotechnology (Sarafova)
BIO 393 Advances in Genome Editing (El Bejjani)

Independent Study & Research Courses

BIO 370 Directed Reading in Biology (Staff)
BIO 371 Research in Biology I (Staff)
BIO 372 Research in Biology II (Staff)
BIO 373 Research in Biology III (Staff)
BIO 374 Research in Biology IV (Staff)
BIO 379 Thesis in Biology (Staff)

Spring 2018

Introductory Courses

Exploratory (non-majors)
BIO 103 Microbes & Disease (McNally)
BIO 108 Human Biology w/lab (McNally)

Required entry to major (take 111 or 113 and 112 or 114 in any order)
BIO 111 Molecules, Genes, & Cells w/lab (Bernd, Sarafova)
BIO 113 Integrated Concepts in Biology I w/lab (El Bejjani)
BIO 114 Integrated Concepts in Biology II w/lab (Paradise, Peroni)

Group A Courses

Advanced Cellular/Molecular Lab
BIO 201 Genetics w/lab (Hales)
BIO 202 Microbiology w/lab (Wessner)
BIO 303 Biochemistry w/lab (B. Thurtle-Schmidt)
BIO 306 Developmental Biology w/lab (Lom)

Group B Courses

Advanced Organismal Lab/Field
BIO 227 Conservation Biology & Biodiversity w/lab (Smith)
BIO 305 Histology w/lab (Putnam)

Additional Advanced Courses

Seminars, Group Investigations, Etc.
BIO 209 Bioinformatics Programming (D. Thurtle-Schmidt) crosslisted as CSC 209
BIO 240 Biostatistics for Life Scientists (Peroni, Smith)
BIO 260 Perspective on Darwinism (Putnam)
BIO 309 Genomics (Campbell)
BIO 310 Human Physiology (Barsoum)
BIO 343 Laboratory Methods in Genomics (Campbell)
BIO 392 Medical Biotechnology (Sarafova)

Independent Study & Research Courses

BIO 370 Directed Reading in Biology (Staff)
BIO 371 Research in Biology I (Staff)
BIO 372 Research in Biology II (Staff)
BIO 373 Research in Biology III (Staff)
BIO 374 Research in Biology IV (Staff)
BIO 379 Thesis in Biology (Staff)

FALL 2018

expect additional course offerings

Introductory Courses

Exploratory (non-majors)
BIO 106 Microbes & Our Health w/lab (McNally)

Required entry to major (take 111 or 113 and 112 or 114 in any order)
BIO 111 Molecules, Genes, & Cells w/lab (Hales, Bernd)
BIO 112 Organisms, Evolution, & Ecosystems w/lab (Barsoum)
BIO 113 Integrated Concepts in Biology I w/lab (Campbell)
BIO 114 Integrated Concepts in Biology II w/lab (Smith, Staff)

Group A Courses

Advanced Cellular/Molecular Lab
BIO 201 Genetics w/lab (El Bejjani)
BIO 202 Microbiology w/lab (Wessner)
BIO 303 Biochemistry w/lab
BIO 307 Immunology w/lab (Sarafova)

Group B Courses

Advanced Organismal Lab/Field
BIO 223 Animal Behavior (Stanback)
BIO 311 Comparative Anatomy w/lab (Putnam)
BIO 321 Ecology w/lab (Paradise)
BIO 331 Behavioral Neuroscience w/lab crosslisted as PSY 302 (Ramirez)

Additional Advanced Courses

Seminars, Group Investigations, Etc.
BIO 209 Bioinformatics Programming crosslisted as CSC 209
(D. Thurtle-Schmidt)
BIO 240 Biostatistics for Life Scientists (Peroni)
BIO 342 Evolutionary Biology (Stanback)
BIO 368 Healthcare in Zambia (Case)
BIO 393 Advances in Genome Editing (El Bejjani)

Independent Study & Research Courses

BIO 370 Directed Reading in Biology
BIO 371 Research in Biology I
BIO 372 Research in Biology II
BIO 373 Research in Biology III
BIO 374 Research in Biology IV
BIO 379 Thesis in Biology

Spring 2019

expect additional course offerings

Introductory Courses

Exploratory (non-majors)
BIO 103 Microbes & Disease (McNally)
BIO 108 Human Biology w/lab (McNally)

Required entry to major (take 111 or 113 and 112 or 114 in any order)
BIO 111 Molecules, Genes, & Cells w/lab (Sarafova, Wessner)
BIO 113 Integrated Concepts in Biology I w/lab (B. Thurtle-Schmidt)
BIO 114 Integrated Concepts in Biology II w/lab (Paradise, Peroni)

Group A Courses

Advanced Cellular/Molecular Lab
BIO 201 Genetics w/lab (Hales)
BIO 333 Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience w/lab (El Bejjani)

Group B Courses

Advanced Organismal Lab/Field
BIO 227 Conservation Biology & Biodiversity w/lab (Smith)

Additional Advanced Courses

Seminars, Group Investigations, Etc.
BIO 240 Biostatistics for Life Scientists  (Paradise, Peroni)
BIO 309 Genomics (Campbell)
BIO 310 Human Physiology (Barsoum)
BIO 343 Laboratory Methods in Genomics (Campbell)
BIO 364 Immune System Dysfunction (Sarafova)

Independent Study & Research Courses

BIO 370 Directed Reading in Biology
BIO 371 Research in Biology I
BIO 372 Research in Biology II
BIO 373 Research in Biology III
BIO 374 Research in Biology IV
BIO 379 Thesis in Biology