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Spring 2017

BIOL 117-01

Women, Health and Reproduction

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Elizabeth Jansen

Notes: *Cross-listed with WGSS 117-01; first day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 2nd with permission of the instructor*

This course will deal with those aspects of human anatomy and physiology which are of special interest to women, especially those relating to sexuality and reproduction. Biological topics covered will include menstruation and menopause, female sexuality, conception, contraception, infertility, abortion, pregnancy, cancer, and AIDS. Advances in assisted reproductive technologies, hormone therapies, and genetic engineering technologies will be discussed. Not open to biology majors. This course fulfills 4 credits in the science distribution requirement and counts toward the biology minor, but not toward the major. No prerequisite. Three lecture hours per week. (4 credits)


BIOL 255-01

Cell Biology and Genetics Laboratory Methods

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-11:10 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Steven Sundby

Notes: *First day attendance required; 2 credit course; ACTC student may register on December 2nd with permission of the instructor*

An intensive exploration of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cell structure, chemistry, and function with an emphasis on laboratory methods, data analysis, and experimental design. Using the same tools used to advance our understanding of modern cell biology and genetics, this lab requires students to become familiar with a mixture of biochemical, cytological, and genetic techniques as they develop testable hypothesis related to topics such as enzyme function, inheritance patterns, genome structure and gene expression, and cell-to-cell signaling. 2 credits.

BIOL 255-02

Cell Biology and Genetics Laboratory Methods

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Steven Sundby

Notes: *First day attendance required; 2 credit course; ACTC student may register on December 2nd with permission of the instructor*

An intensive exploration of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cell structure, chemistry, and function with an emphasis on laboratory methods, data analysis, and experimental design. Using the same tools used to advance our understanding of modern cell biology and genetics, this lab requires students to become familiar with a mixture of biochemical, cytological, and genetic techniques as they develop testable hypothesis related to topics such as enzyme function, inheritance patterns, genome structure and gene expression, and cell-to-cell signaling. 2 credits.

BIOL 255-03

Cell Biology and Genetics Laboratory Methods

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-11:10 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Michael Anderson

Notes: *First day attendance required; 2 credit course; ACTC student may register on December 2nd with permission of the instructor*

An intensive exploration of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cell structure, chemistry, and function with an emphasis on laboratory methods, data analysis, and experimental design. Using the same tools used to advance our understanding of modern cell biology and genetics, this lab requires students to become familiar with a mixture of biochemical, cytological, and genetic techniques as they develop testable hypothesis related to topics such as enzyme function, inheritance patterns, genome structure and gene expression, and cell-to-cell signaling. 2 credits.

BIOL 255-04

Cell Biology and Genetics Laboratory Methods

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 01:10 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Randy Daughters

Notes: *First day attendance required; 2 credit course; ACTC student may register on December 2nd with permission of the instructor*

An intensive exploration of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cell structure, chemistry, and function with an emphasis on laboratory methods, data analysis, and experimental design. Using the same tools used to advance our understanding of modern cell biology and genetics, this lab requires students to become familiar with a mixture of biochemical, cytological, and genetic techniques as they develop testable hypothesis related to topics such as enzyme function, inheritance patterns, genome structure and gene expression, and cell-to-cell signaling. 2 credits.

BIOL 260-01

Genetics

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Susan Bush

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 2nd with permission of the instructor*

An introduction to the principles of genetics, including topics from classical Mendalian concepts to the contemporary molecular biology of the gene. Three lecture hours per week.

BIOL 260-02

Genetics

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 10:50 am-11:50 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Susan Bush

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 2nd with permission of the instructor*

An introduction to the principles of genetics, including topics from classical Mendalian concepts to the contemporary molecular biology of the gene. Three lecture hours per week.

BIOL 265-01

Cell Biology

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Marcos Ortega

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 2nd with permission of the instructor*

An introduction to the molecular and cellular processes of living organisms. Special attention is paid to problems faced by living cells in the acquisition of energy, growth and repair, reproduction and communication with other cells. Recent advances in biotechnology are also discussed. Three lecture hours. Prerequisite: CHEM 112 or 115. (4 credits)

BIOL 265-02

Cell Biology

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Randy Daughters

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 2nd with permission of the instructor*

An introduction to the molecular and cellular processes of living organisms. Special attention is paid to problems faced by living cells in the acquisition of energy, growth and repair, reproduction and communication with other cells. Recent advances in biotechnology are also discussed. Three lecture hours. Prerequisite: CHEM 112 or 115. (4 credits)

BIOL 270-01

Biodiversity and Evolution

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 01:10 pm-02:10 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Sarah Boyer

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 2nd with permission of the instructor*

An introduction to the diversity and history of life. This course surveys the major groups of organisms (their morphology, physiology, reproductive cycles) and their evolutionary origins and relationships. Using recent findings from such diverse fields as molecular phylogenetics, developmental biology, and paleontology, this course introduces students to the major branches on the tree of life. Three hours lecture and one three-hour lab each week. (4 credits)


BIOL 270-L1

Biodiversity and Evolution Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-11:10 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Michael Anderson

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 2nd with permission of the instructor*

An introduction to the diversity and history of life. This course surveys the major groups of organisms (their morphology, physiology, reproductive cycles) and their evolutionary origins and relationships. Using recent findings from such diverse fields as molecular phylogenetics, developmental biology, and paleontology, this course introduces students to the major branches on the tree of life. Three hours lecture and one three-hour lab each week. (4 credits)


BIOL 270-L2

Biodiversity and Evolution Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Michael Anderson

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 2nd with permission of the instructor*

An introduction to the diversity and history of life. This course surveys the major groups of organisms (their morphology, physiology, reproductive cycles) and their evolutionary origins and relationships. Using recent findings from such diverse fields as molecular phylogenetics, developmental biology, and paleontology, this course introduces students to the major branches on the tree of life. Three hours lecture and one three-hour lab each week. (4 credits)


BIOL 285-01

Ecology

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 08:30 am-09:30 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Jerald Dosch

Notes: *Cross-listed with ENVI 285-01; first day attendance required; ACTC students may register on the first day of class with permssion of the instructor*

An introduction to the study of ecological theory and processes. The subject of this course is the natural world and the current and past processes that have shaped it. Taking a systems approach, major ecological patterns and processes are described and proposed underlying mechanisms are investigated through readings, field and laboratory studies. The impact of humans on natural systems is also examined. Three hours lecture and one three-hour lab each week. Cross-listed with Environmental Studies 285. (4 semesters)

BIOL 285-L1

Ecology Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-11:10 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Jerald Dosch

Notes: *Cross-listed with ENVI 285-L1; first day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 2nd with permission of the instructor*

An introduction to the study of ecological theory and processes. The subject of this course is the natural world and the current and past processes that have shaped it. Taking a systems approach, major ecological patterns and processes are described and proposed underlying mechanisms are investigated through readings, field and laboratory studies. The impact of humans on natural systems is also examined. Three hours lecture and one three-hour lab each week. Cross-listed with Environmental Studies 285. (4 semesters)

BIOL 285-L2

Ecology Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Michael Anderson

Notes: *Cross-listed with ENVI 285-L2; first day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 2nd with permission of the instructor*

An introduction to the study of ecological theory and processes. The subject of this course is the natural world and the current and past processes that have shaped it. Taking a systems approach, major ecological patterns and processes are described and proposed underlying mechanisms are investigated through readings, field and laboratory studies. The impact of humans on natural systems is also examined. Three hours lecture and one three-hour lab each week. Cross-listed with Environmental Studies 285. (4 semesters)

BIOL 342-01

Animal Behavior/Ecology

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Mark Davis

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 2nd with permission of the instructor*

A study of animals in their natural habitats. This course takes an evolutionary approach to the study of animal behavior. Through lectures, field trips, readings and discussions, students are introduced to current ideas and research methods in the field of behavioral ecology. In addition, students will become familiar with many of Minnesota's birds and mammals. Three lecture hours and one three-hour laboratory per week. (4 credits)

BIOL 342-L1

Animal Behavior/Ecology Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-11:10 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Mark Davis

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 2nd with permission of the instructor*

A study of animals in their natural habitats. This course takes an evolutionary approach to the study of animal behavior. Through lectures, field trips, readings and discussions, students are introduced to current ideas and research methods in the field of behavioral ecology. In addition, students will become familiar with many of Minnesota's birds and mammals. Three lecture hours and one three-hour laboratory per week. (4 credits)

BIOL 351-01

Biochemistry I

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Leah Witus

Notes: *Cross-listed with CHEM 351-01; first day attendance required*

A study of biological processes at the molecular level with an emphasis on the chemistry of biological molecules, elements of physical biochemistry, the structure of proteins, the mechanisms and kinetics of enzyme catalyzed reactions, and selected topics in intermediary metabolism, including the metabolism of carbohydrates and lipids. Three lecture hours and one three-hour laboratory per week. (4 credits)


BIOL 351-L1

Biochemistry I Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-02:50 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: *Cross-listed with CHEM 351-L1; attendance at first lab meeting required*

A study of biological processes at the molecular level with an emphasis on the chemistry of biological molecules, elements of physical biochemistry, the structure of proteins, the mechanisms and kinetics of enzyme catalyzed reactions, and selected topics in intermediary metabolism, including the metabolism of carbohydrates and lipids. Three lecture hours and one three-hour laboratory per week. (4 credits)


BIOL 351-L2

Biochemistry I Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-11:10 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Kathryn Splan

Notes: *Cross-listed with CHEM 351-L2; attendance at first lab meeting required*

A study of biological processes at the molecular level with an emphasis on the chemistry of biological molecules, elements of physical biochemistry, the structure of proteins, the mechanisms and kinetics of enzyme catalyzed reactions, and selected topics in intermediary metabolism, including the metabolism of carbohydrates and lipids. Three lecture hours and one three-hour laboratory per week. (4 credits)


BIOL 352-01

Biochemistry II

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 02:20 pm-03:20 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Marcos Ortega

Notes: Cross-listed with CHEM 352-01; first day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 2nd with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 352-L1

Biochemistry II Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Marcos Ortega

Notes: *Cross-listed with CHEM 352-L1; first day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 2nd with permission of the instructor*

A continuation of Biology/Chemistry 351. A study of biological processes at the molecular level with an emphasis on the metabolism of amino acids, nucleotides, the regulation of biochemical pathways, and topics in molecular biology such as gene replication, the synthesis of proteins and nucleic acids, and recent advances in genomics and proteomics. Three lecture hours and one three-hour laboratory per week. (4 credits).

BIOL 353-01

Advanced Genetics

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 2nd with permission of the instructor*

An in-depth study of the principle of modern genetics, this course will examine topics which range from Mendelian and non-Mendelian inheritance patterns to the concepts and practices of molecular biology. Among other topics, there will be discussions on human genetics, the human genome project, and the application of genetic principles in genetic counseling. Three lecture hours. (4 credits)

BIOL 355-01

Virology

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 01:10 pm-02:10 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Steven Sundby

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 2nd with permission of the instructor*

This seminar course will focus on the molecular biology of viruses, including prions and retroviral vectors. Topics will include bacterial, plant and animal viral infection and replication cycles, morphology, oncogenesis, and virus-host interactions. Viruses of epidemiologic and biotechnological importance, including new and emergent viruses, will be emphasized. Students will read current literature, lead class discussions and prepare a research proposal. (4 credits)

BIOL 365-01

Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Kristina Curry Rogers

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 2nd with permission of the instructor*

Verebrates are among the first animals that come to mind when we consider the diversity of life on Earth. These backboned organism include more than 50.000 living species that range in size from a fish weighing less than an aspirin to a whale that is the largest animal ever to evolve. Vertebrates live in virtually every habitat on Earth and fly higher, swim deeper, and move faster than any other group of organisms. In this course, we will investigate the variety of vertebrate form and function through the lens of evolutionary history and dissection of representative vertebrates. Emphasis is placed on the origin and diversification of the basic vertebrate body plan and the morphological, functional, and evolutionary patterns that result. Three hours of lecture/discussion and three hours of laboratory dissection each week. (4 credits)

BIOL 365-L1

Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Kristina Curry Rogers

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 2nd with permission of the instructor*

Verebrates are among the first animals that come to mind when we consider the diversity of life on Earth. These backboned organism include more than 50.000 living species that range in size from a fish weighing less than an aspirin to a whale that is the largest animal ever to evolve. Vertebrates live in virtually every habitat on Earth and fly higher, swim deeper, and move faster than any other group of organisms. In this course, we will investigate the variety of vertebrate form and function through the lens of evolutionary history and dissection of representative vertebrates. Emphasis is placed on the origin and diversification of the basic vertebrate body plan and the morphological, functional, and evolutionary patterns that result. Three hours of lecture/discussion and three hours of laboratory dissection each week. (4 credits)

BIOL 367-01

Human Physiology

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Lin Aanonsen

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 2nd with permission of the instructor*

An introduction to human physiology. The course focuses on the major physiological systems of the human body (e.g., circulatory, respiratory, gastrointestinal, urogenital and the nervous system). A special emphasis is placed on homeostatic mechanisms and the role of the endocrine and nervous system in this process. Lecture/discussion will span the basic structure and function of these systems as well as the underlying cellular mechanisms. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour lab each week. (4 credits)

BIOL 367-L1

Human Physiology Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-11:10 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Lin Aanonsen

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 2nd with permission of the instructor*

An introduction to human physiology. The course focuses on the major physiological systems of the human body (e.g., circulatory, respiratory, gastrointestinal, urogenital and the nervous system). A special emphasis is placed on homeostatic mechanisms and the role of the endocrine and nervous system in this process. Lecture/discussion will span the basic structure and function of these systems as well as the underlying cellular mechanisms. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour lab each week. (4 credits)

BIOL 367-L2

Human Physiology Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Lin Aanonsen

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 2nd with permission of the instructor*

An introduction to human physiology. The course focuses on the major physiological systems of the human body (e.g., circulatory, respiratory, gastrointestinal, urogenital and the nervous system). A special emphasis is placed on homeostatic mechanisms and the role of the endocrine and nervous system in this process. Lecture/discussion will span the basic structure and function of these systems as well as the underlying cellular mechanisms. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour lab each week. (4 credits)

BIOL 394-01

BIOL Topics Course

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 2nd with permission of the instructor*


BIOL 394-02

Topics in Stem Cell Biology and Regeneration

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 02:20 pm-03:20 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Randy Daughters

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 2nd with permission of the instructor*


BIOL 394-L1

BIOL Topics Course Lab

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 2nd with permission of the instructor*


BIOL 472-01

Research in Molecular Biology

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 10:50 am-11:50 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Mary Montgomery

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 2nd with permission of the instructor*

Collaborative research with a faculty member focused on understanding the molecular genetic mechanisms underlying developmental and physiological processes in plants and/or animals. This research course requires students to use journal papers as the focus for class reading and critical analysis. Through class presentations, discussions, and intensive bench work, students will become familiar with several research methodologies for isolating and manipulating DNA, for analyzing gene expression, and for studying gene function. (4 credits)

BIOL 472-L1

Research Molecular Biology Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Mary Montgomery

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 2nd with permission of the instructor*

Collaborative research with a faculty member focused on understanding the molecular genetic mechanisms underlying developmental and physiological processes in plants and/or animals. This research course requires students to use journal papers as the focus for class reading and critical analysis. Through class presentations, discussions, and intensive bench work, students will become familiar with several research methodologies for isolating and manipulating DNA, for analyzing gene expression, and for studying gene function. (4 credits)

BIOL 481-01

Seminar in Evolutionary Biology

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 10:50 am-11:50 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Sarah Boyer

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 2nd with permission of the instructor*

An exploration of one of the central organizing ideas of modern biology, the theory of evolution. Topics that will be covered include natural and sexual selection, adaptation, comparative methods, phylogeny, speciation, population genetics, molecular evolution, the origin of life, and others. The course will consist of lectures and discussions based on readings drawn from a variety of sources with an emphasis on primary literature. Three lecture/discussion hours per week. (4 credits)

BIOL 489-01

Biology Seminar

  • Days: M
  • Meeting Time: 03:30 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Lin Aanonsen

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 2nd with permission of the instructor*

Senior biology majors meet weekly for an hour in a seminar format. During some weeks students will listen to presentations made by professionals on biologically-related topics. Other weeks will be focused on career planning, job searching, and applying to post-graduate programs. Students will work independently outside of class on their Senior Presentation, a multiple-draft and semester-long writing project acconpanied by an end-of-the-semester oral presentation. Each student will be advised on their Senior Presentation project by a faculty or staff member in the department. Course offered on S/NC grading only. (4 credits)

Fall 2016

BIOL 194-01

Human Functional Anatomy

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 10:50 am-11:50 am
  • Room: OLRI 270
  • Instructor: Kristina Curry Rogers

Notes: *First Year Course only, first day attendance required* In this residential first year course students will explore the anatomical structures and functions of the human body. We'll cover the essentials of human anatomy in evolutionary, functional, and clinical context through lectures, an integrated yoga practice that will give us some 'hands-on' tools for studying anatomy in our own bodies, and periodic visits to local gross anatomy laboratories. This class is open to all students with a curiosity about the workings of our human bodies.

BIOL 255-01

Cell Biology and Genetics Laboratory Methods

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-11:10 am
  • Room: OLRI 285
  • Instructor: Steven Sundby

Notes: *First day attendance required; 2 credit course; ACTC student may register on April 29th with permission of the instructor*

An intensive exploration of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cell structure, chemistry, and function with an emphasis on laboratory methods, data analysis, and experimental design. Using the same tools used to advance our understanding of modern cell biology and genetics, this lab requires students to become familiar with a mixture of biochemical, cytological, and genetic techniques as they develop testable hypothesis related to topics such as enzyme function, inheritance patterns, genome structure and gene expression, and cell-to-cell signaling. 2 credits.

BIOL 255-02

Cell Biology and Genetics Laboratory Methods

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: OLRI 285
  • Instructor: Susan Bush

Notes: *First day attendance required; 2 credit course; ACTC student may register on April 29th with permission of the instructor*

An intensive exploration of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cell structure, chemistry, and function with an emphasis on laboratory methods, data analysis, and experimental design. Using the same tools used to advance our understanding of modern cell biology and genetics, this lab requires students to become familiar with a mixture of biochemical, cytological, and genetic techniques as they develop testable hypothesis related to topics such as enzyme function, inheritance patterns, genome structure and gene expression, and cell-to-cell signaling. 2 credits.

BIOL 255-03

Cell Biology and Genetics Laboratory Methods

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-11:10 am
  • Room: OLRI 285
  • Instructor: Susan Bush

Notes: *First day attendance required;2 credit course; ACTC student may register on April

29th with permission of the instructor*

An intensive exploration of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cell structure, chemistry, and function with an emphasis on laboratory methods, data analysis, and experimental design. Using the same tools used to advance our understanding of modern cell biology and genetics, this lab requires students to become familiar with a mixture of biochemical, cytological, and genetic techniques as they develop testable hypothesis related to topics such as enzyme function, inheritance patterns, genome structure and gene expression, and cell-to-cell signaling. 2 credits.

BIOL 255-04

Cell Biology and Genetics Laboratory Methods

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: OLRI 285
  • Instructor: Randy Daughters

Notes: *First day attendance required; 2 credit course; ACTC student may register on April

29th with permission of the instructor*

An intensive exploration of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cell structure, chemistry, and function with an emphasis on laboratory methods, data analysis, and experimental design. Using the same tools used to advance our understanding of modern cell biology and genetics, this lab requires students to become familiar with a mixture of biochemical, cytological, and genetic techniques as they develop testable hypothesis related to topics such as enzyme function, inheritance patterns, genome structure and gene expression, and cell-to-cell signaling. 2 credits.

BIOL 260-01

Genetics

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 01:10 pm-02:10 pm
  • Room: OLRI 100
  • Instructor: Mary Montgomery

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on April 29th with permission of the instructor*

An introduction to the principles of genetics, including topics from classical Mendalian concepts to the contemporary molecular biology of the gene. Three lecture hours per week.

BIOL 260-02

Genetics

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 10:50 am-11:50 am
  • Room: OLRI 250
  • Instructor: Susan Bush

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on April 29th with permission of the instructor*

An introduction to the principles of genetics, including topics from classical Mendalian concepts to the contemporary molecular biology of the gene. Three lecture hours per week.

BIOL 260-03

Genetics

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 02:20 pm-03:20 pm
  • Room: OLRI 100
  • Instructor: Susan Bush

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on April 29th with permission of the instructor*

An introduction to the principles of genetics, including topics from classical Mendalian concepts to the contemporary molecular biology of the gene. Three lecture hours per week.

BIOL 265-02

Cell Biology

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
  • Room: OLRI 250
  • Instructor: Randy Daughters

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on Aprin 29th with permission of the instructor*

An introduction to the molecular and cellular processes of living organisms. Special attention is paid to problems faced by living cells in the acquisition of energy, growth and repair, reproduction and communication with other cells. Recent advances in biotechnology are also discussed. Three lecture hours. Prerequisite: CHEM 112 or 115. (4 credits)

BIOL 270-01

Biodiversity and Evolution

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room: OLRI 250
  • Instructor: Kristina Curry Rogers

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on Aprin 29th with permission of the instructor*

An introduction to the diversity and history of life. This course surveys the major groups of organisms (their morphology, physiology, reproductive cycles) and their evolutionary origins and relationships. Using recent findings from such diverse fields as molecular phylogenetics, developmental biology, and paleontology, this course introduces students to the major branches on the tree of life. Three hours lecture and one three-hour lab each week. (4 credits)


BIOL 270-L1

Biodiversity and Evolution Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-11:10 am
  • Room: OLRI 273
  • Instructor: Michael Anderson

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on Aprin 29th with permission of the instructor*

An introduction to the diversity and history of life. This course surveys the major groups of organisms (their morphology, physiology, reproductive cycles) and their evolutionary origins and relationships. Using recent findings from such diverse fields as molecular phylogenetics, developmental biology, and paleontology, this course introduces students to the major branches on the tree of life. Three hours lecture and one three-hour lab each week. (4 credits)


BIOL 270-L2

Biodiversity and Evolution Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: OLRI 273
  • Instructor: Kristina Curry Rogers

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on Aprin 29th with permission of the instructor*

An introduction to the diversity and history of life. This course surveys the major groups of organisms (their morphology, physiology, reproductive cycles) and their evolutionary origins and relationships. Using recent findings from such diverse fields as molecular phylogenetics, developmental biology, and paleontology, this course introduces students to the major branches on the tree of life. Three hours lecture and one three-hour lab each week. (4 credits)


BIOL 285-01

Ecology

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 08:30 am-09:30 am
  • Room: OLRI 250
  • Instructor: Mark Davis

Notes: *Cross-listed with ENVI 285-01; first day attendance required; ACTC student may register on April 29th with permission of the instructor *

An introduction to the study of ecological theory and processes. The subject of this course is the natural world and the current and past processes that have shaped it. Taking a systems approach, major ecological patterns and processes are described and proposed underlying mechanisms are investigated through readings, field and laboratory studies. The impact of humans on natural systems is also examined. Three hours lecture and one three-hour lab each week. Cross-listed with Environmental Studies 285. (4 semesters)

BIOL 285-L1

Ecology Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-11:10 am
  • Room: OLRI 284
  • Instructor: Mark Davis

Notes: *Cross-listed with ENVI 285-L1; first day attendance required; ACTC student may register on April 29th with permission of the instructor*

An introduction to the study of ecological theory and processes. The subject of this course is the natural world and the current and past processes that have shaped it. Taking a systems approach, major ecological patterns and processes are described and proposed underlying mechanisms are investigated through readings, field and laboratory studies. The impact of humans on natural systems is also examined. Three hours lecture and one three-hour lab each week. Cross-listed with Environmental Studies 285. (4 semesters)

BIOL 285-L2

Ecology Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: OLRI 284
  • Instructor: Anderson, Davis

Notes: *Cross-listed with ENVI 285-L2; first day attendance required; ACTC student may register on April 29th with permission of the instructor*

An introduction to the study of ecological theory and processes. The subject of this course is the natural world and the current and past processes that have shaped it. Taking a systems approach, major ecological patterns and processes are described and proposed underlying mechanisms are investigated through readings, field and laboratory studies. The impact of humans on natural systems is also examined. Three hours lecture and one three-hour lab each week. Cross-listed with Environmental Studies 285. (4 semesters)

BIOL 344-01

Aquatic Ecology

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 01:10 pm-02:10 pm
  • Room: OLRI 284
  • Instructor: Daniel Hornbach

Notes: *Cross-listed with ENVI 394-01; first day attendance required; ACTC student may register on April 29th with permission of the instructor*

The study of freshwater organisms and their environments. Students are introduced to the ecology of lakes, streams, and ponds, especially those of Minnesota. Through lectures, field trips and laboratory experiments, students will learn to identify aquatic plants and animals and will study their interactions. Additional topics include water chemistry and environmental pollution of freshwater systems. Three lecture hours and one four-hour laboratory per week. Cross-listed with Environmental Studies 344. Fall semester. (4 credits)

BIOL 344-L1

Aquatic Ecology Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: OLRI 284
  • Instructor: Hornbach, Hove

Notes: *Cross-listed with ENVI 394-L1; first day attendance required; ACTC student may register on April 29th with permission of the instructor*

The study of freshwater organisms and their environments. Students are introduced to the ecology of lakes, streams, and ponds, especially those of Minnesota. Through lectures, field trips and laboratory experiments, students will learn to identify aquatic plants and animals and will study their interactions. Additional topics include water chemistry and environmental pollution of freshwater systems. Three lecture hours and one four-hour laboratory per week. Cross-listed with Environmental Studies 344. Fall semester. (4 credits)

BIOL 346-01

Soil Ecology

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
  • Room: OLRI 284
  • Instructor: Michael Anderson

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on April 29th with permission of the instructor*

This course surveys the ecology of soil, focusing on the physical structure of soil, the communities of organisms that inhabit it, the ecosystem-level processes they perform, and the human processes such as agriculture that they support. Emphasis is placed on the diversity of soils and soil organisms, on the complexity of abiotic and biotic interactions in and around soil, and on the contribution of modern molecular methods to the current revolution in our knowledge about soils. Some of these methods are investigated in the lab component, which also includes an independent project. (4 credits)

BIOL 346-L1

Soil Ecology Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-11:10 am
  • Room: OLRI 284
  • Instructor: Michael Anderson

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on April 29th with permission of the instructor*

This course surveys the ecology of soil, focusing on the physical structure of soil, the communities of organisms that inhabit it, the ecosystem-level processes they perform, and the human processes such as agriculture that they support. Emphasis is placed on the diversity of soils and soil organisms, on the complexity of abiotic and biotic interactions in and around soil, and on the contribution of modern molecular methods to the current revolution in our knowledge about soils. Some of these methods are investigated in the lab component, which also includes an independent project. (4 credits)

BIOL 351-01

Biochemistry I

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 01:10 pm-02:10 pm
  • Room: OLRI 250
  • Instructor: Kathryn Splan

Notes: *Cross-listed with CHEM 351-01; first day attendance required*

A study of biological processes at the molecular level with an emphasis on the chemistry of biological molecules, elements of physical biochemistry, the structure of proteins, the mechanisms and kinetics of enzyme catalyzed reactions, and selected topics in intermediary metabolism, including the metabolism of carbohydrates and lipids. Three lecture hours and one three-hour laboratory per week. (4 credits)


BIOL 351-L1

Biochemistry I Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-11:10 am
  • Room: OLRI 289
  • Instructor: Kathryn Splan

Notes: *Cross-listed with CHEM 351-L1; attendance at first lab meeting required*

A study of biological processes at the molecular level with an emphasis on the chemistry of biological molecules, elements of physical biochemistry, the structure of proteins, the mechanisms and kinetics of enzyme catalyzed reactions, and selected topics in intermediary metabolism, including the metabolism of carbohydrates and lipids. Three lecture hours and one three-hour laboratory per week. (4 credits)


BIOL 351-L2

Biochemistry I Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: OLRI 289
  • Instructor: Leah Witus

Notes: *Cross-listed with CHEM 351-L2; attendance at first lab meeting required*

A study of biological processes at the molecular level with an emphasis on the chemistry of biological molecules, elements of physical biochemistry, the structure of proteins, the mechanisms and kinetics of enzyme catalyzed reactions, and selected topics in intermediary metabolism, including the metabolism of carbohydrates and lipids. Three lecture hours and one three-hour laboratory per week. (4 credits)


BIOL 351-L3

Biochemistry I Lab

  • Days: W
  • Meeting Time: 07:00 pm-10:00 pm
  • Room: OLRI 289
  • Instructor: Leah Witus

Notes: *Cross-listed with CHEM 351-L3; first day attendance required*

A study of biological processes at the molecular level with an emphasis on the chemistry of biological molecules, elements of physical biochemistry, the structure of proteins, the mechanisms and kinetics of enzyme catalyzed reactions, and selected topics in intermediary metabolism, including the metabolism of carbohydrates and lipids. Three lecture hours and one three-hour laboratory per week. (4 credits)


BIOL 356-01

Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room: OLRI 277
  • Instructor: Randy Daughters

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on April 29th with permission of the instructor*

A study of the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the biological basis of behavior. While particular emphasis is placed on the molecular and cellular components of the nervous system, these components are the foundation for the analysis of various systems. Discussion topics may include the role of neurotransmitters, neuromodulators and receptors in learning and memory, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease and drug addiction. The laboratory will be used to introduce major research techniques in neurobiology. These techniques will be used in independently designed research projects. Three lecture hours and one four-hour laboratory per week. (4 credits)


BIOL 356-L1

Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: OLRI 277
  • Instructor: Randy Daughters

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on April 29th with permission of the instructor*

A study of the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the biological basis of behavior. While particular emphasis is placed on the molecular and cellular components of the nervous system, these components are the foundation for the analysis of various systems. Discussion topics may include the role of neurotransmitters, neuromodulators and receptors in learning and memory, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease and drug addiction. The laboratory will be used to introduce major research techniques in neurobiology. These techniques will be used in independently designed research projects. Three lecture hours and one four-hour laboratory per week. (4 credits)


BIOL 357-01

Immunology

  • Days: W
  • Meeting Time: 07:00 pm-10:00 pm
  • Room: OLRI 205
  • Instructor: Devavani Chatterjea

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on April 29th with permission of the instructor*

This course is an introduction to vertebrate immunity. Its evolution, cellular and molecular mechanisms, health and disease functions and therapeutic manipulations are explored through approaches including lectures, clinical case studies, extensive reading of the primary literature, problem-solving and an intensive focus on scientific writing. The course typically includes a civic engagement component where students work with health organizations and schools in the Twin Cities area. The course laboratory uses guided exercises and independent projects to focus on current immunological techniques including flow cytometry, magnetic cell sorting and antibody assays. Three hours of lectures and four to six hours of laboratory per week. Junior or senior standing required. (4 credits).

BIOL 357-L1

Immunology Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: OLRI 277
  • Instructor: Devavani Chatterjea

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on April 29th with permission of the instructor*

This course is an introduction to vertebrate immunity. Its evolution, cellular and molecular mechanisms, health and disease functions and therapeutic manipulations are explored through approaches including lectures, clinical case studies, extensive reading of the primary literature, problem-solving and an intensive focus on scientific writing. The course typically includes a civic engagement component where students work with health organizations and schools in the Twin Cities area. The course laboratory uses guided exercises and independent projects to focus on current immunological techniques including flow cytometry, magnetic cell sorting and antibody assays. Three hours of lectures and four to six hours of laboratory per week. Junior or senior standing required. (4 credits).

BIOL 358-01

Microbiology

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 01:10 pm-02:10 pm
  • Room: OLRI 270
  • Instructor: Steven Sundby

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on April 29th with permission of the instructor*

This course is an introduction to the subdisciplines of microbiology: virology, bacteriology, immunology, parasitology and mycology. Emphasis is given to our efforts to understand and control microbial growth processes. Additional focus will be on the effect of microbes on humans, especially as relates to disease processes. The laboratory emphasizes determinative microbiology. Three hours of lecture/discussion and four to five hours of laboratory per week. (4 credits)

BIOL 358-L1

Microbiology Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: OLRI 289
  • Instructor: Steven Sundby

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on April 29th with permission of the instructor*

This course is an introduction to the subdisciplines of microbiology: virology, bacteriology, immunology, parasitology and mycology. Emphasis is given to our efforts to understand and control microbial growth processes. Additional focus will be on the effect of microbes on humans, especially as relates to disease processes. The laboratory emphasizes determinative microbiology. Three hours of lecture/discussion and four to five hours of laboratory per week. (4 credits)

BIOL 361-01

Invertebrate Animal Diversity

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room: OLRI 270
  • Instructor: Sarah Boyer

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on April 29th with permission of the instructor*

An introduction to the science of invertebrate zoology. The vast majority of animals are invertebrates, including beautiful and charismatic organisms such as corals and butterflies, and also pests and parasites such as mosquitoes and tapeworms. Students will become familiar with all major and some minor phyla of marine, terrestrial, and freshwater animals. Through lectures, discussions, field trips, dissections, and laboratory observations of live organisms students will learn to identify invertebrates and understand their anatomy, life cycles, and evolutionary history. Students will complete independent projects involving field collection and identification of either insects or shells (mollusks). Three hours of lecture and one three-hour lab each week. (4 credits)

BIOL 361-L1

Invertebrate Animal Div Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-11:10 am
  • Room: OLRI 273
  • Instructor: Sarah Boyer

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on April 29th with permission of the instructor*

An introduction to the science of invertebrate zoology. The vast majority of animals are invertebrates, including beautiful and charismatic organisms such as corals and butterflies, and also pests and parasites such as mosquitoes and tapeworms. Students will become familiar with all major and some minor phyla of marine, terrestrial, and freshwater animals. Through lectures, discussions, field trips, dissections, and laboratory observations of live organisms students will learn to identify invertebrates and understand their anatomy, life cycles, and evolutionary history. Students will complete independent projects involving field collection and identification of either insects or shells (mollusks). Three hours of lecture and one three-hour lab each week. (4 credits)

BIOL 369-01

Developmental Biology

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 10:50 am-11:50 am
  • Room: OLRI 273
  • Instructor: Mary Montgomery

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on April 29th with permission of the instructor*

This course aims to integrate organismal, cellular, genetic and molecular approaches to the study of animal development. We will analyze a diversity of mechanisms, ranging from ones that set up pattern formation in the unfertilized egg to those governing morphogenesis of organ systems. Evolution of developmental mechanisms will also be discussed. The lab component will incorporate both descriptive and experimental embryological techniques. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory period per week. (4 Credits)

BIOL 369-L1

Developmental Biology Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: OLRI 280
  • Instructor: Mary Montgomery

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on April 29th with permission of the instructor*

This course aims to integrate organismal, cellular, genetic and molecular approaches to the study of animal development. We will analyze a diversity of mechanisms, ranging from ones that set up pattern formation in the unfertilized egg to those governing morphogenesis of organ systems. Evolution of developmental mechanisms will also be discussed. The lab component will incorporate both descriptive and experimental embryological techniques. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory period per week. (4 Credits)

BIOL 394-01

Human Reproductive Technologies

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room: OLRI 101
  • Instructor: Elizabeth Jansen

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on April 29th with permission of the instructor* A bewildering array of choices and technologies face humans who wish either to reproduce or to prevent reproduction. Assisted reproductive technologies, including donor gametes, genetic testing, and germ line editing, as well as new approaches to pregnancy prevention, reflect advances in our understanding of the mechanisms underlying reproductive biology. Such technologies create new options in treating infertility and preventing disease and simultaneously raise ethical questions that must be addressed. After an introduction to the physiology of reproduction, this course will use primary literature to examine the science and medicine behind reproductive technologies and medications, contraception and abortion, and the social, legal and ethical issues raised in these rapidly changing fields of medicine. Prerequisites: Biology 260 and 265.

BIOL 394-02

Neural Control of Movement

  • Days: M
  • Meeting Time: 07:00 pm-10:00 pm
  • Room: OLRI 300
  • Instructor: Martha Streng

Notes: How does the brain accomplish simple and complex movements with precision while making corrections in real time? This class will explore neural control of movement through introductory lectures and discussion of the formative primary literature with an emphasis on integrating computational techniques. Students will combine the basic science and neurophysiology with quantitative approaches to develop an understanding of electrophysiology of the motor cortex, basal ganglia, and cerebellum, as well as advances in neural prosthetics and deep brain stimulation for neurological disorders. Prerequisites: Math 155 AND one of the following: 1) Biol 360, 2) Biol 367, 3) Biol 265 and Psych 248, or 4) permission of the instructor.

BIOL 476-01

Research in Biodiversity and Evolution

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 01:10 pm-02:10 pm
  • Room: OLRI 247
  • Instructor: Sarah Boyer

Notes: *Permission of instructor required; first day attendance required; ACTC student may register on April 29th with permission of the instructor*

This course offers an opportunity to work with a faculty member on current research in animal diversity and evolution. Lab periods will be devoted to fieldwork, lab work, and data analysis. Lecture periods will focus on discussion of the scientific literature related to the research area undertaken. Research projects will be undertaken in the fields of population genetics, phylogenetic systematics, or biogeography. Techniques may include field collection of animals, species identification, DNA sequencing, analysis of genetic data sets, and scanning electron microscopy. Three hours of lecture/discussion and three hours of lab per week. (4 credits)

BIOL 476-L1

Research in Biodiversity and Evolution

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: OLRI
  • Instructor: Sarah Boyer

Notes: *First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on April 29th with permission of the instructor*

This course offers an opportunity to work with a faculty member on current research in animal diversity and evolution. Lab periods will be devoted to fieldwork, lab work, and data analysis. Lecture periods will focus on discussion of the scientific literature related to the research area undertaken. Research projects will be undertaken in the fields of population genetics, phylogenetic systematics, or biogeography. Techniques may include field collection of animals, species identification, DNA sequencing, analysis of genetic data sets, and scanning electron microscopy. Three hours of lecture/discussion and three hours of lab per week. (4 credits)