dcsimg

Biology (BIO)

Courses

BIO 104  Foundations of Biology I  4 Credits (3,3)

This course will cover the essential structures, components, and processes of life. Emphasis will be placed on cell structure and function, sources and uses of biological energy, genetics, evolution, and ecology. Three (3) lecture hours and three (3 ) hours of lab each week.
Corequisites: BIO 104L.

BIO 104L  Foundations of Biology I Lab  0 Credits (0,3)

One three-hour laboratory session per week, with experiments related to the material of BIO 104.
Corequisites: BIO 104.

BIO 105  Foundations of Biology II  4 Credits (3,3)

An introduction to organismal diversity, using the phylogenetic tree of life as an organizing theme. Lecture and laboratories cover methods of phylogenetic reconstruction, current knowledge of the tree of life, and the evolution of life's most important and interesting innovations. Three (3) lecture hours and three (3) hours of lab each week
Corequisites: BIO 105L.

BIO 105L  Foundations of Biology II Lab  0 Credits (0,3)

One three-hour laboratory session per week, with experiments related to the material of BIO 105.
Corequisites: BIO 105.

BIO 110  Research Methods I  1 Credit (1,0)

Introduction to hypothesis-driven science. Review of scientific literature. Practice in conducting focal literature reviews and critiquing peer-reviewed articles. Familiarization with search engines and reference management software.

BIO 111  Research Symposium  1 Credit (1,0)

Introduction to research study design. Identification of a mentor and potential research project. Submission of formal proposal to be developed as research capstone experience. Exposure to research presentations by peer undergraduates and graduate students.
Prerequisites: BIO 110.

BIO 200  Genetics  4 Credits (3,3)

A study of the fundamental principles of inheritance and their application to plants, animals, fungi, and microogranisms. Three (3) lecture hours and one (1) three-hour lab each week.
Prerequisites: BIO 104 and BIO 105 Corequisites: BIO 200L.

BIO 200L  Genetics Laboratory  0 Credits

One three-hour laboratory session per week, with experiments related to the material of BIO 200L.
Corequisites: BIO 200.

BIO 201  Microbiology  4 Credits (3,3)

A comprehensive course covering the involvement of microorganisms in disease processes. Course topics include the relationship between host and pathogen, opportunism, the basic functions of the immune system, molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis, and a significant section on the biology of viruses, bacteria and fungi. Three (3) lecture hours and three (3) hours of lab each week.
Prerequisites: BIO 104 and BIO 105) and (CHM and CHM 106) Corequisites: BIO 201L.

BIO 201L  Microbiology Lab  0 Credits

Experiments related to the material of BIO 201.

BIO 210  Research  1 Credit (1,0)

Cluster of courses constituting a capstone experience. Engagement in research in conjunction with a faculty mentor or an approved mentor from collaborating institution, agency or firm. Hypothesis formation, bench work, data collection/analysis with written report of progress and/or findings each term. Course substitution offered for study abroad, study away or other experiential learning opportunities.
Prerequisites: BIO 111.

BIO 211  Research  1 Credit (1,0)

Cluster of courses constituting a capstone experience. Engagement in research in conjunction with a faculty mentor or an approved mentor from collaborating institution, agency or firm. Hypothesis formation, bench work, data collection/analysis with written report of progress and/or findings each term. Course substitution offered for study abroad, study away or other experiential learning opportunities.
Prerequisites: BIO 210.

BIO 301  Human Anatomy and Physiology  4 Credits (3,3)

It is an intensive lecture/laboratory course emphasizing the basic concepts and principles of human anatomy and physiology. Three (3) lecture hours and three (3) hours of lab each week.
Prerequisites: BIO 104 and BIO 105 Corequisites: BIO 301L.

BIO 301L  Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab  0 Credits

It is an intensive lecture/laboratory course emphasizing the basic concepts and principles of human anatomy and physiology.

BIO 303  Human Anatomy and Physiology II  4 Credits (3,3)

A continuation of BIO 301. Intensive lecture/laboratory emphasizing concepts and principles of human anatomy and physiology. Three (3) lecture hours and three (3) hours of lab each week.
Prerequisites: BIO 301 Corequisites: BIO 303L.

BIO 303L  Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab  0 Credits

A continuation of BIO 301L. Intensive lecture/laboratory emphasizing concepts and principles of human anatomy and physiology. Three (3) lecture hours and three (3) hours of lab each week.
Corequisites: BIO 303.

BIO 310  Research  1 Credit (1,0)

Cluster of courses constituting a capstone experience. Engagement in research in conjunction with a faculty mentor or an approved mentor from collaborating institution, agency or firm. Hypothesis formation, bench work, data collection/analysis with written report of progress and/or findings each term. Course substitution offered for study abroad, study away or other experiential learning opportunities.
Prerequisites: BIO 211.

BIO 311  Research  1 Credit (1,0)

Cluster of courses constituting a capstone experience. Engagement in research in conjunction with a faculty mentor or an approved mentor from collaborating institution, agency or firm. Hypothesis formation, bench work, data collection/analysis with written report of progress and/or findings each term. Course substitution offered for study abroad, study away or other experiential learning opportunities.
Prerequisites: BIO 310.

BIO 321  Behavioral Neuroscience I  3 Credits (3,0)

Fundamental information about the human nervous system, from neuron to complex central nervous system, and how it impacts behavior. Emphasis on molecular biology of the neuron, synaptic transmission, and the neural basis of cognition and perception; including touch, nociception, vision, audition, and vestibular physiology.
Prerequisites: BIO 104 and BIO 105.

BIO 322  Behavioral Neuroscience II  3 Credits (3,0)

A continuation of Behavioral Neuroscience I. Emphasis on neural components of movement, sleep, and aging. Special emphasis on disorders of the nervous system and potential interventions.
Prerequisites: BIO 321.

BIO 340  Survey of Clinical Instrumentation  3 Credits (1,6)

Practicum at Florida Hospital. Lecture, discussion, and practical applications of instrumentation in a hospital setting. One (1) lecture hour and five (5) hours of practicum at Florida Hospital each week.

BIO 400  Molecular and Cell Biology  4 Credits (3,3)

A study of basic and essential processes of cells with emphasis on the correlation of structure and function at the organelle and cellular levels. Basic study of the principles of molecular biology including recombinant DNA technology and other approaches and methodologies used in investigating bacterial, archaeal, and eukaryotic cellular structure, development, chromosome organization, gene expression, and gene regulation. Three (3) lecture hours and three (3) hours of lab each week.
Prerequisites: BIO 200 and CHM 300 Corequisites: BIO 400L.

BIO 400L  Molecular & Cell Biology Lab  0 Credits

One three-hour laboratory session per week, with experiments related to the material of BIO 400.
Corequisites: BIO 401.

BIO 410  Research  1 Credit (1,0)

Cluster of courses constituting a capstone experience. Engagement in research in conjunction with a faculty mentor or an approved mentor from collaborating institution, agency or firm. Hypothesis formation, bench work, data collection/analysis with written report of progress and/or findings each term. Course substitution offered for study abroad, study away or other experiential learning opportunities.
Prerequisites: BIO 311.

BIO 411  Research Symposium II  1 Credit (1,0)

Culminating course in series of required research seminars. Presentation and discussion of research project, including related literature review and hypothesis, research premises, methodologies, findings, and recommendations in a colloquium format directed at peers and incoming freshman.

BIO 440  Clinical Rotation  3 Credits (1,6)

Advanced practicum, completed at Florida Hospital. Rotation through major medical disciplines. Lecture with case study review, presentation, and discussion. One (1) lecture hour and five (5) hours of practicum at Florida Hospital each week.