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BIO  201  Genetics 
Prerequisites & NotesBIO 111/113 is required. BIO 112/114, CHE 115, and/or CHE 250 is recommended. One laboratory meeting per week. Satisfies Group A.
Instructors Integration of molecular and classical genetics, including the physical nature of genetic material, the many levels of gene and genome regulation, transmission of genetic information and patterns of inheritance, gene mapping/identification via traditional and modern methods, and genetic engineering in many contexts. 

BIO  202  Microbiology 
Prerequisites & NotesSuccessful completion of BIO 111/113 is required. One laboratory meeting per week. Satisfies Group A.
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BIO  208  Cell Biology 
Prerequisites & NotesSuccessful completion of BIO 111/113 is required. One laboratory meeting per week. Satisfies Group A. Students with credit for BIO 238 may not enroll in BIO 208.
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BIO  209  Bioinformatics Programming (= CSC 209) 
Prerequisites & NotesNot open to students with credit for CSC 120 (= DIG 120), CSC 121, or CSC 200 (=PHY 200).
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(Crosslisted as CSC 209) An interdisciplinary introduction to computer science and structured programming using the Python programming language in the context of biological datasets and applications, including algorithms for analyzing genomic data. 

BIO  238  Cell Biology & Signaling 
Prerequisites & NotesSuccessful completion of BIO 111/113 is required. Students with credit for BIO 208 may not enroll in BIO 238.
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In order to coordinate function within multicellular eukaryotic organisms, organelles and cells utilize an array of molecular transport and communication mechanisms. Students compare wild type and altered signaling from phenotype to changes in the signaling mechanism. Examples draw from human genetic variation and changes due to exposure to environmental toxicants. No laboratory. 

BIO  240  Biostatistics for Life Scientists 
Prerequisites & NotesSuccessful completion of BIO 111/113 and 112/114, or ENV 201, or permission of the instructor is required.
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Probability, descriptive statistics, and proper application, interpretation, and reporting of inferential statistics for biological research. Instruction in experimental design and use of statistical and graphics software. Recommended for premed and preveterinary students as well as those who plan to enroll in Biology group investigation or independent study courses. Satisfies Mathematical & Quantitative Thought distribution requirement. 

BIO  303  Biochemistry 
Prerequisites & NotesSuccessful completion of BIO 111/113, BIO 112/114, and CHE 250 are required. One laboratory meeting per week. Satisfies Group A.
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BIO  306  Developmental Biology 
Prerequisites & NotesSuccessful completion of BIO 111/113 is required. BIO 201 or 208/238 recommended. Not open to students with credit for BIO 336. Satisfies Group A.
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Investigates cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate animal development covering topics such as fertilization, cleavage, gastrulation, axis specification, and organogenesis via analysis of classical and modern experiments. Laboratory sessions emphasize experimental manipulations of early embryos culminating in studentdesigned research projects. 

BIO  307  Immunology 
Prerequisites & NotesSuccessful completion of BIO 111/113, CHE 115, and one of the following: BIO 201, 202, or 208/238 are required. Not open to students with credit for BIO 337. Limited to juniors and seniors or permission of instructor. One laboratory meeting per week. Satisfies Group A.
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Introduction to the immune system with an emphasis on mammalian models. Course focuses on the cellular and molecular levels of the immune system in health and disease. Topics include recognition of antigens, development of lymphocyte repertoires, and adaptive immune responses. 

BIO  309  Genomics 
Prerequisites & NotesSuccessful compeletion of BIO 111/113 and 112/114 and one of the following: BIO 201, 202, 208/238, 209, 303, 306/336, 307/337, 333, or 343 are required. Satisfies group A only in combination with BIO 343.
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Students use published resources to understand how genomescale information (e.g., DNA sequences, genome variations, transcriptomes, proteomes, and clinical studies) can provide a systems biology perspective. Students also use databases and bioinformatics tools to analyze data and post their analyses online. May be taken simultaneously with BIO 343. Counts as an elective in the Data Science interdisciplinary minor. 

BIO  331  Behavioral Neuroscience (= PSY 303) 
Prerequisites & NotesSuccessful completion of PSY 101 or BIO 111/113 and 112/114 as well as permission of the instructor are required.
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(Crosslisted as PSY 303) Role of the nervous system; sensory and motor mechanism; physiological bases of motivation and emotion; sleep and arousal; and physiological bases of learning, memory, and language. Extensive laboratory training. Work with animals is required. 

BIO  332  Functional Neuroanatomy (= PSY 324) 
Prerequisites & NotesPsychology 303 (=Biology 331) or Psychology 289 and permission of the instructor.
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BIO  333  Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience 
Prerequisites & NotesBIO 111/113 and one of the following: BIO 201 (strongly recommended), 208/238, 306/336, 309, or 331 are required. Not open to firstyear students. Satisfies Group A.
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An advanced examination of neurons at the cellular and molecular levels. Topics include the structure of neurons and glia, neurogenesis, synapse formation, and the molecular basis of neuronal signaling and communication. Special attention is paid to nervous system development, degeneration, and the molecular basis of common neurological disorders. Laboratory projects examine cell signaling events that shape neuron morphology. 

BIO  336  Animal Development 
Prerequisites & NotesSuccessful completion of BIO 111/113 is required with BIO 201 and/or 208/238 recommended. Students with credit for BIO 306 may not enroll in BIO 336.
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Investigates cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate animal development from fertilization to organogenesis, emphasizing classical and modern experiments. No laboratory 

BIO  343  Laboratory Methods in Genomics 
Prerequisites & NotesSuccessful completion of BIO 111/113 and 112/114, plus one of the following: BIO 201, 202, 208/238, 209, 303, 306/336, 307/337, 309, or 333 are required. Satisfies group A only in combination with BIO 309.
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In this labonly course, students participate in a real genome sequencing project (sequencing performed offsite). Students analyze sequences and annotate genes in the genome. This original research is computer intensive and contributes to the growing body of knowledge in genomics. Students participate in collaborative research projects and generate reports of their findings. May be taken simultaneously with BIO 309. Counts as an elective in the Data Science interdisciplinary minor. 

BIO  355  Genome Editing 
Prerequisites & NotesSuccessful completion of BIO 111/113 is required.
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Very recently revolutionary new techniques made it possible to edit the genomes of living organisms directly. Scientists can now, theoretically, engineer any living cell in very specific manners. This group investigation course explores the technical literature on genome editing and current uses of the methods in research and in the repair of genetic diseases. In parallel, students design experiments to edit the genome of C. elegans animals and engineer worms for research purposes. 

BIO  363  Human Genetics 
Prerequisites & NotesSuccessful completion of BIO 201 and permission of the instructor are required.
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This upperlevel seminar focuses on different human genetic disorders with primary research papers as the main resource. Students explore 1) the methods by which the genes associated with each disorder were identified; 2) the biology of the disorder at the organism, tissue, cell, and molecular level; and 3) strategies to treat each condition with gene therapy and other methods. 

BIO  391  RNA Worlds 
Prerequisites & NotesSuccessful completion of BIO 201 or permission of the instructor is required.
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Nonproteincoding ribonucleic acids (RNAs) serve as genomes, catalysts, adaptors, regulators, structural components, and evolutionary substrates to control a diverse range of biological processes in all three domains of life. In this seminar course, discussions of primary literature and subsequent writing assignments reveal and explore our current understanding of the evolution and roles of noncoding RNAs. 

BIO  395  Biochemistry Seminar (= CHE 430) 
Prerequisites & NotesSuccessful completion of BIO 303, CHE 230, or permission of instructor is required.
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CHE  230  Introduction to Biological Chemistry 
Prerequisites & NotesChemistry 115 and 250. One laboratory meeting per week. (Fall and Spring)
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Introduction to the chemistry of biological systems. Includes the study of amino acids and proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, carbohydrates, enzymes and enzyme mechanisms, and the chemistry of important metabolic pathways and regulatory mechanisms.


CHE  330  Experimental Biological Chemistry 
Prerequisites & NotesChemistry 230. Biology 111 recommended. One laboratory meeting per week. (Fall)
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Chemistry and mechanisms of gene expression, signal transduction, and advanced metabolism. 

CHE  360  Experimental Physical Chemistry 
Prerequisites & NotesMathematics 113 or 140. One laboratory meeting per week. (Not offered 201617, offered every two years)
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CHE  374  Medicinal Chemistry 
Prerequisites & NotesChemistry 250. No laboratory. (Fall)
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CHE  375  Immunology and Immunopharmacology 
Prerequisites & NotesChemistry 250 and 230; Chemistry 330, or Biology 208 and 303, strongly recommended. (Spring)
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Satisfies a major requirement in Chemistry. 

CHE  430  Seminar in Biological Chemistry (=BIO 395) 
Prerequisites & NotesChemistry 330, or by permission of the instructor; Biology 111. No laboratory. (Spring)
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Advanced topics in biochemistry related to instructor's areas of interest and expertise. Serves as a capstone course for the Chemistry Major with an Emphasis in Biochemistry and the Biochemistry Interdisciplinary Minor. 

CHE  450  Seminar in Organic Chemistry 
Prerequisites & NotesChemistry 350. No laboratory. (Spring)
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Advanced topics in organic chemistry related to instructor's areas of interest and expertise. 

CSC  200  Computational Physics (= PHY 200) 
Prerequisites & NotesPhysics 120 or 130 at Davidson, or permission of the instructor. (Spring)
Instructor
(Crosslisted as PHY 200) PHY/CSC 200 is an introduction to computer programming and computational physics using Python. No prior programming experience is necessary. This course will provide students with the skills required to write code to solve physics problems in areas including quantum physics, electromagnetism, and mechanics. Structured programming methods will be covered as well as algorithms for numerical integration, solving differential equations, and more.
Satisfies the Mathematical and Quantitative Thought distribution requirement. Corequisite: Physics 120 or 130 at Davidson or permission of the instructor. (Spring) 

CSC  209  Bioinformatics Programming (= BIO 209) 
Prerequisites & NotesDoes not carry Mathematics major credit. Not open to students with credit for CSC 120 (=DIG 120), CSC 121 or CSC 200 (= PHY 200). (Fall)
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Satisfies the Mathematical and Quantitative Thought distribution requirement. 

CSC  220  Discrete Structures (= MAT 220) 
Prerequisites & NotesMAT 140, MAT 150, or MAT 160, and the ability to program in a highlevel language such as Python, C++, or Java at the level expected in CSC 121 or an equivalent course.
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(Crosslisted as MAT 220) An introduction to proof techniques, with a focus on topics relevant to computer science. Topics include: fundamental proof techniques, boolean logic, sequences and summations, set theory, algorithm analysis, recursion, mathematical induction, recurrence relations, an introduction to number theory, combinatorics, discrete probability, and graph theory. The class will be adequate preparation for students choosing to continue on the pure math track (Real Analysis, Abstract Algebra, etc.) or the theoretical computer science track (Analysis of Algorithms, Theory of Computation, etc.). Satisfies the Mathematical and Quantitative Thought distribution requirement.


CSC  221  Data Structures 
Prerequisites & NotesComputer Science 121, 200, 209, or permission of instructor.
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Counts towards the Mathematics major and minor. 

CSC  321  Analysis of Algorithms 
Prerequisites & NotesCSC 221 and CSC/MAT 220, or permission of instructor.
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Counts towards the Mathematics major and minor. 

CSC  322  Programming Languages 
Prerequisites & NotesComputer Science 221.
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CSC  362  Data Visualization 
Prerequisites & NotesPrerequisite: CSC 221. Offered fall of oddnumbered years. Does not carry Mathematics major credit.
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An introduction to the theory and application of graphical representations of data. Topics include: the human visual system, lowlevel vision processing, attentive vs. preattentive processes, color vision and color map design, interaction, space perception, and visualization design. Counts as an elective in the Data Science interdisciplinary minor. 

CSC  370  Artificial Intelligence 
Prerequisites & NotesCSC 221 and one of MAT 220, 230, or 255; or permission of the instructor.
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An introduction to the theory, principles, and techniques of Artificial Intelligence. Topics include search, game playing, constraint satisfaction problems, planning, reinforcement learning, knowledge representation, logic, and natural language processing. Counts towards the Mathematics major and minor. 

CSC  371  Machine Learning 
Prerequisites & NotesProficiency in a highlevel programming language and data structures, at the level expected in CSC 221, and MAT/CSC 220 (or permission of the instructor). Offered Spring of evennumbered years. A survey of the field of machine learning, with an introduction to the fundamental algorithms in the field and the theory underpinning them. Topics include techniques for regression, classification, ensemble methods, and dimensionality reduction. Counts towards the Mathematics major and minor. 

CSC  397  Independent Study in Advanced Software Development in Science (= PHY 397) 
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EDU  241  Child Development (= PSY 241) 
Prerequisites & NotesPsychology 101. (Fall)
Instructor Satisfies the SocialScientific Thought distribution requirement. 

EDU  243  Adolescent Development (= PSY 243) 
Prerequisites & NotesPsychology 101
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Satisfies the SocialScientific Thought distribution requirement. 

MAT  210  Mathematical Modeling 
Prerequisites & NotesMathematics 140 or 150 or permission of the instructor. (Spring)
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Counts as an elective in the Data Science interdisciplinary minor. 

MAT  220  Discrete Structures (= CSC 220) 
Prerequisites & NotesMAT 140, MAT 150, or MAT 160, and the ability to program in a highlevel language such as Python, C++, or Java at the level expected in CSC 121 or an equivalent course. An introduction to proof techniques, with a focus on topics relevant to computer science. Topics include: fundamental proof techniques, boolean logic, sequences and summations, set theory, algorithm analysis, recursion, mathematical induction, recurrence relations, an introduction to number theory, combinatorics, discrete probability, and graph theory. The class will be adequate preparation for students choosing to continue on the pure math track (Real Analysis, Abstract Algebra, etc) or the theoretical computer science track (Analysis of Algorithms, Theory of Computation, etc.). Satisfies the Mathematical and Quantitative Thought distribution requirement. 

MAT  235  Differential Equations 
Prerequisites & NotesMathematics 150. (Fall)
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Satisfies the Mathematical and Quantitative Thought distribution requirement. 

MAT  340  Probability 
Prerequisites & NotesMathematics 140 or 160. (Fall)
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MAT  341  Mathematical Statistics 
Prerequisites & NotesMathematics 340. (Spring)
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Satisfies a requirement in the Data Science interdisciplinary minor. 

MAT  360  Topology 
Prerequisites & NotesOne of Mathematics 220, 230, or 255. (Offered Spring of evennumbered years.)
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PHY  200  Computational Physics (= CSC 200) 
Prerequisites & NotesCorequisite: Physics 120 or 130 at Davidson or permission of the instructor. (Spring)
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(Crosslisted as CSC 200) This course is an introduction to computer programming and computational physics using Python. No prior programming experience is necessary. This course will provide students with the skills required to write code to solve physics problems in areas including quantum physics, electromagnetism, and mechanics. Structured programming methods will be covered as well as algorithms for numerical integration, solving differential equations, and more.
Satisfies a requirement int he Data Science interdisciplinary minor.


PHY  201  Mathematical Methods for Scientists 
Prerequisites & NotesMathematics 113 or 140. (Spring)
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Satisfies the Mathematical and Quantitative Thought distribution requirement. 

PHY  310  Electronics and Instrumentation 
Prerequisites & NotesPhysics 220 or 230. (Fall)
Instructor
Satisfies the Natural Science distribution requirement. 

PHY  397  Independent Study in Advanced Software Development in Science (= CSC 397) 
Prerequisites & NotesCSC/PHY 200 or CSC 121 and one of PHY 310, CSC 231 or CSC 325, or permission of the instructor. (Fall/Spring)
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PHY  415  Optics and Lasers 
Prerequisites & NotesPhysics 350 or permission of the instructor. (Spring)
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PSY  241  Child Development (=EDU 241) 
Prerequisites & NotesPsychology 101.
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Satisfies the SocialScientific Thought distribution requirement. 

PSY  243  Adolescent Development (= EDU 243) 
Prerequisites & NotesPsychology 101.
Instructor Satisfies the SocialScientific Thought distribution requirement. 

PSY  245  Psychology of Aging 
Prerequisites & NotesPsychology 101.
Instructor
Satisfies the SocialScientific Thought distribution requirement. 

PSY  276  Cognitive Psychology 
Prerequisites & NotesPsychology 101.
Instructors Satisfies the Social Scientific Thought distribution requirement. 

PSY  282  Learning 
Prerequisites & NotesPsychology 101.
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Satisfies the SocialScientific Thought distribution requirement. 

PSY  284  Drugs and Behavior 
Prerequisites & NotesPsychology 101.
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Satisfies the SocialScientific Thought distribution requirement. 

PSY  301  Psychological ResearchPerception and Attention 
Prerequisites & NotesPsychology 101.
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PSY  302  Psychological ResearchBehavioral Pharmacology 
Prerequisites & NotesPsychology 101.
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PSY  303  Psychological ResearchBehavioral Neuroscience (= BIO 331) 
Prerequisites & NotesPsychology 101 or Biology 111/113 and Biology 112/114, and permission of the instructor.
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PSY  304  Psychological ResearchMemory 
Prerequisites & NotesPsychology 101.
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PSY  310  Psychological ResearchDesign and Analysis 
Prerequisites & NotesPsychology 101. (Fall and Spring)
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PSY  324  Functional Neuroanatomy (= BIO 332) 
Prerequisites & NotesPsychology 303 (=Biology 331) or Psychology 289 and permission of the instructor.
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For Psychology majors this meets the major's seminar requirement. 