Aug 07, 2020  
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Biological Sciences

  
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    BSC 502 - Natural History of Plants

    2 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): BSC 226. Life histories of plants. Concurrent registration in BSC 502L  is required.
  
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    BSC 502L - Natural History of Plants Laboratory

    2 hrs.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 502   is required.
  
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    BSC 503 - Natural History of Infectious Diseases

    3 hrs.
    A study of infectious diseases and their effect on man.
  
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    BSC 504 - Field Biology

    1-2 hrs. arr.
    Ecological and taxonomic studies. Offered between semesters as four- and 12-day field trips. Concurrent registration in BSC 504L  is required.
  
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    BSC 504L - Field Biology Laboratory

    2-4 hrs.
    Corequisite(s): Concurrent registration in  BSC 504  is required.
  
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    BSC 505 - Palaeobiology

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): General Zoology. Study of life forms existing in prehistoric or geologic times as represented by plants, animals, and other organisms. Concurrent registration in BSC 505L  is required.
  
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    BSC 505L - Palaeobiology Lab

    1 hr.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 505  is required.
  
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    BSC 506 - Biogeography

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): BSC 110 and BSC 111; GHY 325 or BSC 340. Study of plant and animal distributions from geographic, geological and biological perspectives.
  
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    BSC 507 - Biology of Vertebrates

    3 hrs.
    The ecology, evolution, behavior, and conservation of vertebrate animals. Field trips when possible. Concurrent registration in BSC 507L  is required.
  
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    BSC 507L - Biology of Vertebrates Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 507  is required.
  
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    BSC 508 - Invertebrate Zoology I

    3 hrs.
    Functional morphology, systematics, and life histories of the phylum Porifera through the minor protostomes. Concurrent registration in BSC 508L is required.
  
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    BSC 508L - Invertebrate Zoology I Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 508  is required.
  
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    BSC 509 - Invertebrate Zoology II

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor. Functional morphology, systematics, and life histories of advanced invertebrate phyla through the Hemichordata. Concurrent registration in BSC 509L  is required.
  
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    BSC 509L - Invertebrate Zoology II Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 509  is required.
  
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    BSC 510 - Human Parasitology

    3 hrs.
    Life histories, medical significance, and diagnosis of helminths and protozoa parasitic in man. Concurrent registration in BSC 510L  is required.
  
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    BSC 510L - Human Parasitology Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 510  is required.
  
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    BSC 511 - Entomology

    3 hrs.
    Structural adaptations, classification, life histories and habits, and the economic importance of insects. Concurrent registration in BSC 511L  is required.
  
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    BSC 511L - Entomology Laboratory

    1 hr.
  
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    BSC 512 - Medical Entomology

    2 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor. Anthropod vectors and agents of disease. Concurrent registration in BSC 512L  is required.
  
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    BSC 512L - Medical Entomology Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 512  is required.
  
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    BSC 513 - Arachnida Biology

    3 hrs.
    Biology, morphology, and classification of the arachnids. Concurrent registration in BSC 513L  is required.
  
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    BSC 513L - Arachnida Biology Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 513  is required.
  
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    BSC 514 - Ichthyology

    2 hrs.
    Evolutionary relationships, morphology, physiology, and zoogeography of fishes, with emphasis on identification of local forms. Concurrent registration in BSC 514L  is required.
  
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    BSC 514L - Ichthyology Laboratory

    2 hrs.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 514  is required.
  
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    BSC 515 - Biology of Fishes

    2 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor. Function morphology, ecology, and behavior of fishes. Concurrent registration in BSC 515L  is required.
  
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    BSC 515L - Biology of Fishes Laboratory

    2 hrs.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 515  is required.
  
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    BSC 516 - Introduction to Fishery Science

    2 hrs.
    A survey of the biology, management, and potential yield of fish populations. Concurrent registration in BSC 516L  is required.
  
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    BSC 516L - Introduction to Fishery Science Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 516  is required.
  
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    BSC 517 - Herpetology

    3 hrs.
    Ecology, evolution, and natural history of amphibians and reptiles. Field trips when possible. Concurrent registration in BSC 517L  is required.
  
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    BSC 517L - Herpetology Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 517  is required.
  
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    BSC 518 - Avian Biology

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): BSC 361 recommended. Morphology, taxonomy, life history, distribution, evolution, and adaptations of birds. Concurrent registration in BSC BSC 518L  is required.
  
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    BSC 518L - Avian Biology Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 518  is required.
  
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    BSC 519 - Mammalogy

    2 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): BSC 361 recommended. Morphology, taxonomy, life history, distribution, evolution, and adaptations of mammals. Concurrent registration in BSC 519L  is required.
  
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    BSC 519L - Mammalogy Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 519  is required.
  
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    BSC 520 - Speciation

    3 hrs.
    Origin and evolution of species.
  
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    BSC 521 - Marine Invertebrate Zoology

    3 hrs.
    Morphology, distribution and ecology of the phyla from Porifera through Protochordates. Concurrent registration in BSC 521L  is required. May be taken as COA 528  or MAR 503.
  
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    BSC 521L - Marine Invertebrate Zoology Laboratory

    3 hrs.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 521  is required. May be taken as COA 528L  or MAR 503L.
  
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    BSC 523 - Science and Society: From Copernicus to the Bomb

    3 hrs.
    Traces the development of science and technology and their role in society from the Renaissance to the present. (May be taken as PHY 523 .)
  
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    BSC 524 - Parasites of Marine Animals

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Emphasis on morphology, taxonomy, life histories, and host-parasite relationships. Concurrent registration in BSC 524L  is required. May be taken as COA 553  or MAR 504.
  
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    BSC 524L - Parasites of Marine Animals Laboratory

    3 hrs.
    Corequisite(s): for BSC 524 . May be taken as COA 553L  or MAR 504L.
  
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    BSC 525 - Marine Phycology

    2 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): General botany and plant taxonomy. A survey of the principal groups of marine algae. Concurrent registration in BSC 525L  is required. May be taken as COA 533  or MAR 520.
  
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    BSC 525L - Marine Phycology Laboratory

    2 hrs.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 525  is required. May be taken as COA 533L  or MAR 520L.
  
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    BSC 526 - Introductory Mycology

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): BSC 226. Systematics, morphology, physiology, and ecology of fungi. Concurrent registration in BSC 526L  is required.
  
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    BSC 526L - Introductory Mycology Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 526  is required.
  
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    BSC 527 - Introductory Phycology

    2 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor. Taxonomy, physiology, and biochemistry of algae. Concurrent registration in BSC 527L  is required. May be taken as MAR 520.
  
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    BSC 527L - Introductory Phycology Laboratory

    2 hrs.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 527  is required. May be taken as MAR 520L.
  
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    BSC 528 - Plant Anatomy

    3 hrs.
    A study of the anatomy of vascular plants. Concurrent registration in BSC 528L  is required.
  
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    BSC 528L - Plant Anatomy Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Prerequisite(s): BSC 226. Concurrent registration in BSC 528  is required.
  
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    BSC 529 - Comparative Morphology of Plants

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Botany. Life cycles, evolution, and morphology of vascular plants. Concurrent registration in BSC 529L  is required.
  
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    BSC 529L - Comparative Morphology of Plants Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 529  is required.
  
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    BSC 530 - Aquatic and Marsh Plants

    2 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): BSC 226. Collection, identification, and ecology of plants of fresh and brackish water. Concurrent registration in BSC 530L  is required.
  
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    BSC 530L - Aquatic and Marsh Plants Laboratory

    2 hrs.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 530  is required.
  
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    BSC 531 - Plant Physiology

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Organic chemistry. The basic physiological processes of green plants. Concurrent registration in BSC 531L  is required.
  
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    BSC 531L - Plant Physiology Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 531  is required.
  
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    BSC 532 - Economic Botany

    2 hrs.
    Origin, distribution, and significance of plants most important to man. Concurrent registration in BSC 532L  is required.
  
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    BSC 532L - Economic Botany Laboratory

    2 hrs.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 532  is required.
  
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    BSC 533 - Plant Systematics

    2 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): BSC 110, 111, 226 or consent of instructor. The nomenclature, classification, identification, and relationships of plants, with an emphasis on the local flora. Concurrent registration in BSC 533L  is required.
  
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    BSC 533L - Plant Systematics Laboratory

    2 hr.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 533  is required.
  
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    BSC 534 - Dendrology

    2 hrs.
    The taxonomic and ecological characteristics, and the distribution of trees. Concurrent registration in BSC 534L  is required.
  
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    BSC 534L - Dendrology Laboratory

    2 hrs.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 534  is required.
  
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    BSC 535 - Plant Ecology

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Advanced standing in botany. Relationship of plants to their environment. Concurrent registration in BSC 535L  is required.
  
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    BSC 535L - Plant Ecology Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 535  is required.
  
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    BSC 536 - Conservation Biology

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Advanced standing in botany and zoology, or permission of instructor. The biology of plant and animal populations in human-generated environments, with emphasis on their long-term management. Concurrent registration in BSC 536L  is required.
  
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    BSC 536L - Conservation Biology Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 536  is required. Lab consists of six day-long field trips held on Saturdays.
  
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    BSC 537 - Coastal Vegetation

    2 hrs.
    A study of general and specific aspects of coastal vegetation, with emphasis on local examples. Concurrent registration in BSC 537L  is required. May be taken as COA 534  or MAR 521.
  
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    BSC 537L - Coastal Vegetation Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 537  is required. May be taken as COA 534L  or MAR 521L.
  
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    BSC 538 - Salt Marsh Plant Ecology

    2 hrs.
    The botanical aspects of local marshes: includes plant identification, composition, and structure. Concurrent registration in BSC 538L  is required. May be taken as COA 535  or MAR 522.
  
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    BSC 538L - Salt Marsh Plant Ecology Laboratory

    2 hrs.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 538  is required. May be taken as COA 535L  or MAR 522L.
  
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    BSC 539 - Marine Ecology

    3 hrs.
    The relationship of marine organisms to their environment. Concurrent registration in BSC 539L  is required. May be taken as COA 546  or MAR 505.
  
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    BSC 539L - Marine Ecology Laboratory

    2 hrs.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 539  is required. May be taken as COA 546L  or MAR 505L.
  
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    BSC 540 - Ecology

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor. The study of the relationships of organisms to their environment and to each other. Concurrent registration in BSC 540L  is required.
  
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    BSC 540L - Ecology Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 540  is required.
  
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    BSC 541 - Population and Community Ecology

    3 hrs.
    Collection, analysis, and interpretation of data on natural populations and communities. Concurrent registration in BSC 541L  is required.
  
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    BSC 541L - Population and Community Ecology Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 541  is required.
  
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    BSC 542 - Behavioral Ecology

    3 hrs.
    The adaptive significance of behavior. Concurrent registration in BSC 542L  is required.
  
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    BSC 542L - Behavioral Ecology Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 542  is required.
  
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    BSC 543 - Freshwater Biology

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor. The study of the biota of ponds, lakes, rivers, and streams. Concurrent registration in BSC 543L  is required.
  
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    BSC 543L - Freshwater Biology Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 543  is required.
  
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    BSC 544 - Limnology

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): BSC 540  and consent of instructor. The physical, chemical, and biological dynamics of inland waters. Concurrent registration in BSC 544L  is required.
  
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    BSC 544L - Limnology Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 544  is required.
  
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    BSC 545 - Marine Biology

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): BSC 110, 111, 201. Marine biological regimes and the influence of geological, physical, and chemical oceanographic factors. Concurrent registration in BSC 545L  is required.
  
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    BSC 545L - Marine Biology Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 545  is required.
  
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    BSC 546 - Aquaculture

    2 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): 12 hours of biology and 8 hours of chemistry. Production of aquatic organisms in natural and artificial environments. Concurrent registration in BSC 546L  is required.
  
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    BSC 546L - Aquaculture Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 546  is required.
  
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    BSC 547 - Marine Aquaculture

    3 hrs.
    Problems and procedures relating to the culture of commercially important crustaceans, fish, and mollusks. Concurrent registration in BSC 547L  is required. May be taken as COA 524  or MAR 507.
  
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    BSC 547L - Marine Aquaculture Laboratory

    3 hrs.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 547  is required. May be taken as COA 524L  or MAR 507L.
  
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    BSC 548 - Fauna and Faunistic Ecology and Tidal Marshes

    2 hrs.
    Taxonomy, distribution, trophic relationships, reproductive strategies, and adaptation of tidal marsh animals. Concurrent registration in BSC 548L  is required. May be taken as COA 547  or MAR 506.
  
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    BSC 548L - Fauna and Faunistic Ecology of Tidal Marshes Laboratory

    3 hrs.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 548  is required. May be taken as COA 547L  or MAR 506L.
  
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    BSC 549 - Marine Fisheries Management

    2 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): statistics recommended A statistical review of the world fisheries. Concurrent registration in BSC 549L  is required. May be taken as COA 516  or MAR 510.
  
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    BSC 549L - Marine Fisheries Management Laboratory

    2 hrs.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 549  is required. May be taken as COA 516L  or MAR 510L.
  
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    BSC 550 - Comparative Animal Physiology

    3 hrs.
    Organismic function and the adaptations which characterize major animal groups.
  
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    BSC 551 - Human Physiology

    3 hrs.
    The functions of mammalian systems; interrelationships and regulation are emphasized.
  
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    BSC 552 - Environmental Physiology

    3 hrs.
    Physiological adaptations enabling animals to meet environmental challenges.
  
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    BSC 553 - Invertebrate Physiology

    3 hrs.
    A functional approach to the major invertebrate phyla.
  
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    BSC 554L - Physiology Laboratory

    2 hrs.
    Experimental techniques in physiology. To be taken once only, as an optional laboratory with BSC 550 , BSC 551 , BSC 552 , or BSC 553 .
  
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    BSC 555 - Animal Behavior

    3 hrs.
    Classical and current concepts of animal behavior including individual and social behavioral patterns. Concurrent registration in BSC BSC 555L  is required.
  
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    BSC 555L - Animal Behavior Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 555  is required.
  
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    BSC 556L - Laboratory Techniques in Behavioral Neuroscience

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor. Experimental techniques in neurophysiology, neuropharmacology, and behavioral research (Cross-listed as PSY 527L ).
  
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    BSC 557 - Neurobiology

    3 hrs.
    Introduction to current understanding of the function of the brain, with emphasis on connections between molecular and behavioral studies of the nervous system.
  
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    BSC 558 - Marine Ichthyology

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): 16 semester hours of biology, including comparative anatomy, or consent of instructor. Marine fishes including evolutionary relationships, morphology, physiology, and zoogeography. Concurrent registration in BSC 558L  is required. May be taken as COA 521  or MAR 508.
 

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