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BIOL 1106   Biology I Laboratory    
BIOL 1301   Medical Terminology   This course is intended to introduce students to the importance of the medical terminology in order to properly use it in a medical environment. This goal will be addressed through an examination of the terminology of the human body, starting with the general terms and then specializing on the various systems of the body, including the integument, muscular, skeletal, cardiovascular, digestive, endocrine, lymphatic, respiratory, reproductive, and urinary. Combined with on-line resources, students will acquire an understanding of how medical terms should be used, pronounced, and the meaning behind these terms.  
BIOL 1306   Biology for Majors I    
BIOL 1311   General Botany   A general survey of the plant kingdom which considers the fundamentals of biological facts, laws, and principles as they apply to plants. Structure and functions of the organs of representative plants will be considered.  
BIOL 1313   General Zoology   A general survey of the animal kingdom which considers the fundamentals of biological facts, laws, and principles as they apply to animals. The structure and functions of the organs and systems of representative animals will be covered.  
BIOL 2121   Microbiology Laboratory    
BIOL 2300   Medical Terminology   Independent study or research of a topic in biology with supervision by a biology faculty member. This course may be repeated if topic varies. Prerequisite: General Botany or General Zoology, or consent of instructor.  
BIOL 2301   Anatomy & Physiology I    
BIOL 2302   Anatomy & Physiology II    
BIOL 2320   Pathophysiology   A course offering selected topics in biology. This course may be repeated if topic varies. Prerequisite: General Botany or General Zoology, or consent of instructor.  
BIOL 2321   Microbiology    
BIOL 2401   Anatomy and Physiology I   Study of the structure and function of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Also focuses on basic cellular physiology and how it applies to various systems of the body. This course will involve the dissection of mammalian material. Course is intended for pre-nursing, pre-medical, pre-optometry, pre- veterinary, other pre-health professionals, and biology majors. Prerequisite: General Zoology.  
BIOL 2402   Anatomy and Physiology II   Study of the structure and function of the cardiovascular, respiratory, and digestive, urinary, immune, endocrine, and reproductive systems. This course will involve the dissection of mammalian material. Course is intended for pre-nursing, pre-medical, pre-optometry, pre-veterinary, other pre-health professionals, and biology majors. Prerequisite: General Zoology and Human Anatomy and Physiology I or by permission of instructor.  
BIOL 2404   Anatomy & Physiology   Basic structure and function of human systems, including: skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous, digestive, and urinary systems. Laboratory emphasis on anatomy and lecture emphasis on physiology. Recommended for Kinesiology and pre-vocational nursing students. This course will not count toward credit in a Biology major or minor. Prerequisite: General Zoology or permission of instructor.  
BIOL 2405   Plants and People   A survey of plants and plant products that have major uses in human life. Such uses include food, fiber, medicines, religious sacraments, poisons, stimulants, inebriants, oils, perfumes, dyes, spices, and beverages. Examples from Trans-Pecos Texas will be discussed, including forages, toxic plants and invasive species. Prerequisite: General Botany or equivalent.  
BIOL 2406   Environmental Biology   An introduction to the biological effect of the human activities on the environment. This course emphasizes water, soil, and air pollution as well as other current ecological concerns. The course serves as one of the introductory courses in environmental science. The laboratory will focus on the EPA Standards Method used in field and laboratory analysis of environmental samples. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.  
BIOL 2421   Microbiology for Sci Major   Principles of microbiology, including metabolism, structure, function, genetics, and phylogeny of microbes. Laboratory activities will reinforce principles of microbiology, including metabolism, structure, function, genetics, and phylogeny of microbes. The course will also examine the interactions of microbes with each other, hosts, and the environment. This course is designed for biology majors and minors, pre-nursing, pre-dental, and pre-veterinary students. Prerequisite: Chemistry 1311 and 1111, either Biology 1311 and 1111 or Biology 1313 and 1113.  
BIOL 3301   Human Nutrition   Scientific principles of human nutrition. Emphasis on nutrients, metabolism, and factors affecting utilization in the human body throughout the life cycle. Includes influence of food selection on health and evaluation of diets.  
BIOL 3303   Sciences in Cinema & TV   A lecture course examining the scientific content or lack thereof in classic and current films. Films with a scientific theme will be viewed and the merits of the scientific content will be discussed. Students will gain an understanding and appreciation of how science is portrayed to the viewing public by the film and television industries and can be used as a persuasive tool for political maneuvering. Prerequisite: General Botany or General Zoology.  
BIOL 3305   Women in Science   Explores the roles and contributions that past and present women have made within the sciences, including: chemistry, earth and physical sciences, biology, and natural resource management.  
BIOL 3306   Genetics    
BIOL 3306   Genetics   A comprehensive introduction to four main areas of modern genetics: Mendelian genetics, cytogenesis, molecular genetics, and population genetics. The historical and philosophical basis for these areas will be dealt with using plant and animal studies. Prerequisite: General Botany or General Zoology or equivalent.  
BIOL 3307   Animal Behavior   The study of feeding, defense, animal orientation, instinctive behavior, learning, communication, social, and sexual behavior with emphasis on evolutionary and ecological relationships. Prerequisite: General Zoology or equivalent.  
BIOL 3309   History of Science    
BIOL 3403   Parasitology   A study of the biology, morphology, and ecology of parasitic organisms as they relate to various host-parasite relationships and diseases in animals and man. The diagnosis, pathology, treatment and prevention of parasitism will be discussed. Post mortem examinations and treatment of animals will be performed in labs as available. Prerequisite: General Zoology or equivalent.  
BIOL 3408   Invertebrate Zoology   The study of the life history, morphology, taxonomy, phylogeny, and ecology of invertebrate organisms. Prerequisite: General Zoology or equivalent.  
BIOL 3601   General Entomology   A comprehensive introduction to the field of entomology, including functional anatomy, physiology, behavior, ecology, and control of insects. Laboratory section emphasizes taxonomy. Collection of insects is required. Prerequisites: General Zoology or equivalent.  
BIOL 4101   Biology Senior Review    
BIOL 4101   Biology Senior Review   Pertinent topics in biology. Required for all majors and in order to be eligible for teaching certification. To be taken during last long semester before graduation. Prerequisite: Completion of, or current enrollment in, all required departmental courses (e.g., Genetics and Cell Biology).  
BIOL 4102   Amphibian Hematology   Individual study of selected topics in biological literature or Field Biology.  
BIOL 4102   Individual Studies   Individual study of selected topics in biological literature or Field Biology.  
BIOL 4102   Senior Review   Individual study of selected topics in biological literature or Field Biology.  
BIOL 4102   Special Topics in Biology   Individual study of selected topics in biological literature or Field Biology.  
BIOL 4202   Biological Investigation   Individual study of selected topics in biological literature or Field Biology.  
BIOL 4202   Biological Investigations II   Individual study of selected topics in biological literature or Field Biology.  
BIOL 4300   Biol Investigation in Genetics   Independent study of selected topics in Biology.  
BIOL 4300   Ecological Parasitology   Independent study of selected topics in Biology.  
BIOL 4301   Cell Biology   A study of the particulate morphology and basic physiology of the cell and cell organelles, including basic facts, concepts, and problems in modern cellular biology. Prerequisite: General Botany and General Zoology or equivalent.  
BIOL 4305   Applied Entomology   A course dealing with selected and timely topics in biology such as Animal Physiology, Co- evolution, Aquatic Plants, or many other potential subjects. May be repeated when topic varies. Prerequisite: General Botany and General Zoology or equivalent.  
BIOL 4305   Biophysical Mechanics    
BIOL 4305   Dendrology    
BIOL 4305   Dendrology   A course dealing with selected and timely topics in biology such as Animal Physiology, Co- evolution, Aquatic Plants, or many other potential subjects. May be repeated when topic varies. Prerequisite: General Botany and General Zoology or equivalent.  
BIOL 4305   Dynamics of Infectious Disease    
BIOL 4305   Evolution    
BIOL 4305   Readings in Tropical Diseases    
BIOL 4307   Amphibian Hematology    
BIOL 4307   Invasion Ecology    
BIOL 4307   McNair Research    
BIOL 4307   Physical Therapy Internship II    
BIOL 4307   Physical Therapy Internsip    
BIOL 4402   Ichthyology   The systematic, phylogeny, natural history, and economic importance of the fishes of the world with emphasis on those found in the fresh and salt waters of Texas. This course also serves as an introduction to Vertebrate Zoology. Prerequisite: General Zoology or equivalent.  
BIOL 4403   Herpetology   The systematic, natural history, and phylogeny of the amphibians and reptiles with emphasis on those found in the American Southwest. Prerequisite: General Zoology or equivalent.  
BIOL 4404   Ornithology   The systematic, phylogeny, natural history and field study of birds with emphasis on those found in the Trans-Pecos region of Texas. Prerequisite: General Zoology or equivalent.  
BIOL 4405   Plant Physiology   The study of the life processes of plants and the physical and chemical phenomena of plant cells, and their relationship to the environment. Studies of photosynthesis, transportation, translocation, nitrogen fixation, and hormones will be included with emphasis on vascular plants. Prerequisite: General Botany.  
BIOL 4406   Principles of Ecology   A study of the interrelationships of plants and animals with the environment. To include, but not limited to, energy flow, community and ecosystem development, ecological classification, nutrient cycling, sampling and censusing techniques, limiting factors, predator-prey relationships, and aspects of speciation. Prerequisite: General Botany or General Zoology or equivalent.  
BIOL 4409   Mammalogy   The systematic, natural history, phylogeny, and economic relations of mammals of the world with particular emphasis on mammals native to the Trans-Pecos region of Texas. Museum technique and field work will be stressed. Prerequisite: 12 hours in Biology, including General Zoology or equivalent.  
BIOL 4410   Med & Veterinary Entomology    
BIOL 4410   Med & Veterinary Entomology   A comprehensive introduction to the insects and other arthropods of medical and veterinary importance. Lectures emphasize life-cycles, transmission of disease, and control practices. Laboratory studies emphasize taxonomy and techniques. Prerequisite: General Zoology or General Entomology or equivalent.  
BIOL 4414   Forensic Entomology    
BIOL 4601   Desert Ecology   A course dealing with the biology of North American deserts, primarily the Chihuahuan Desert. Offered in summer session, several field trips including multi-day. Prerequisite: General Botany and General Zoology or permission of instructor.  
BIOL 4607   Arachnida of the Trans Pecos    
BIOL 4607   Comparative Biogeography    
BIOL 5100   Biological Investigation   Independent study of selected topics in biology.  
BIOL 5100   NT Oral Exam and Prep   Independent study of selected topics in biology.  
BIOL 5301   Cacti & Succulents of the SW   A study of the life cycles, life histories, and environment with special attention to survival and adaption of the cacti and succulents of the Southwest and in particular those in the Trans-Pecos region.  
BIOL 5305   Tech of Scientific Research   Style and format in manuscript, proposal and thesis preparation. Materials and methods of scientific investigation and science education. Orientation to graduate level and professional studies. Required in first semester or at first opportunity thereafter.  
BIOL 5307   Animal Behavior   A course dealing with selected and timely topics in biology. May be repeated when topic varies.  
BIOL 5307   Biochemistry I   A course dealing with selected and timely topics in biology. May be repeated when topic varies.  
BIOL 5307   Biochemistry II   A course dealing with selected and timely topics in biology. May be repeated when topic varies.  
BIOL 5307   Biogeography   A course dealing with selected and timely topics in biology. May be repeated when topic varies.  
BIOL 5307   Conservation Biology   A course dealing with selected and timely topics in biology. May be repeated when topic varies.  
BIOL 5307   Dynamics of Infectious Disease   A course dealing with selected and timely topics in biology. May be repeated when topic varies.  
BIOL 5307   Genetics   A course dealing with selected and timely topics in biology. May be repeated when topic varies.  
BIOL 5307   Invasion Ecology   A course dealing with selected and timely topics in biology. May be repeated when topic varies.  
BIOL 5307   Readings in Tropical Diseases   A course dealing with selected and timely topics in biology. May be repeated when topic varies.  
BIOL 5307   Sciences in Cinema & TV   A course dealing with selected and timely topics in biology. May be repeated when topic varies.  
BIOL 5307   Women in Science   A course dealing with selected and timely topics in biology. May be repeated when topic varies.  
BIOL 5307   Women in STEM   A course dealing with selected and timely topics in biology. May be repeated when topic varies.  
BIOL 5311   Evolution   The study of the theory and current concepts of evolution, including: natural selection, gene flow, founder effect, and speciation.  
BIOL 5316   Biostatistics I   An introduction to statistical concepts and models applied to agricultural and biological systems. The course introduces the scientific method, inferential theory, data types, descriptive statistics, goodness of fit, contingency tables, the normal distribution and one- and two-sample hypothesis testing. Emphasis will be placed on data analysis and interpretation using computer statistical applications. Required for MS Thesis Plan I option. Offered Fall.  
BIOL 5317   Biostatistics II   An advanced course in statistical concepts and models applied to agricultural and biological systems. The course will cover experimental designs, paired-sample hypotheses, multi-sample hypotheses (ANOVA), multiple comparisons, factorial and nested ANOVA, data transformations, linear regression and correlation, multiple regression and correlation, polynomial regression and the binomial distribution. Emphasis will be placed on data analysis and interpretation using computer statistical applications. Offered Spring.  
BIOL 5407   Advance Plant Physiology   A course dealing with selected and timely topics in biology with laboratory. This course may be repeated if topic varies.  
BIOL 5407   Biostatistical Analysis Theory   A course dealing with selected and timely topics in biology with laboratory. This course may be repeated if topic varies.  
BIOL 5407   Grad Collections Mgmt   A course dealing with selected and timely topics in biology with laboratory. This course may be repeated if topic varies.  
BIOL 5407   Herpetology   A course dealing with selected and timely topics in biology with laboratory. This course may be repeated if topic varies.  
BIOL 5407   Histology   A course dealing with selected and timely topics in biology with laboratory. This course may be repeated if topic varies.  
BIOL 5407   Ichthyology   A course dealing with selected and timely topics in biology with laboratory. This course may be repeated if topic varies.  
BIOL 5407   Mammalogy   A course dealing with selected and timely topics in biology with laboratory. This course may be repeated if topic varies.  
BIOL 5407   Med & Vet Entomology   A course dealing with selected and timely topics in biology with laboratory. This course may be repeated if topic varies.  
BIOL 5407   Med-Vet Entomology   A course dealing with selected and timely topics in biology with laboratory. This course may be repeated if topic varies.  
BIOL 5407   Ornithology   A course dealing with selected and timely topics in biology with laboratory. This course may be repeated if topic varies.  
BIOL 5407   Parasitology   A course dealing with selected and timely topics in biology with laboratory. This course may be repeated if topic varies.  
BIOL 5407   Principals of Ecology   A course dealing with selected and timely topics in biology with laboratory. This course may be repeated if topic varies.  
BIOL 5602   Field Zoology   A course devoted primarily to acquainting the student with animal life in its natural habitat. Collecting, museum techniques, systematic and ecological implications will be stressed.  
BIOL 5607   Arachnida of the Trans Pecos    
BIOL 5607   Comparative Biogeography    
BIOL 5607   Graduate Entomology    
BIOL 6040   Thesis Research    
BIOL 6301   Thesis Prospectus    
BIOL 6302   Thesis Defense    
BIOL 6302   Thesis Defense   The student will enroll in this course at the time of the defense and after earning credit for BIOL 6301 (Thesis Prospectus). Satisfactory completion of this course will result in the completed thesis presented to the Graduate Committee, accepted by the Dean of the School, the Dean of the Graduate School, and filed in the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Prerequisite: BIOL 6301.