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Fall 2015 Class Schedule - updated February 12, 2016 at 11:00 pm

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
 
BIOL 117-01  Women, Health and Reproduction
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am OLRI 101 Elizabeth Jansen
*First Year Course only; cross-listed with WGSS 117-01* This course deals with topics in human anatomy and physiology of special interest to women, especially those relating to sexuality and reproduction. The biology of menstruation, sexuality, pregnancy, contraception, infertility, abortion, menopause, cancer, and HIV/AIDS, plus advances in reproductive technologies and genetic engineering, prepare a foundation for discussion of sociocultural, ethical and legal considerations.

BIOL 118-01  The Heart and Soul Biology
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am OLRI 205 Lin Aanonsen
*First Year Course only* The study of life and the great questions of life can be pursued from many different disciplines and approaches. For many, the desire to study biology is sparked by the wonder and beauty that permeates all living beings, and often, also, a search for meaning. In this course we will attempt to not only discuss and explore life through the study of biology but also explore how science and spirituality can be seamlessly entwined. Fundamental principles of cell biology and physiology will be covered primarily through study of the endocrine and nervous system. We will specifically explore the role of meditation and sleep on the brain/body through reading and discussion of research articles, and also thorough the practice of meditation. In addition, we will examine the differences and intersections between science and religion/spirituality through discussion of readings by noted scientists and theologians. This is a writing intensive course that does not require a strong science background, and is appropriate for students interested in pursuing either science or non-science majors. It is especially intended for students who are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of biology and also willing to discuss the bridge between science and spirituality and belief.

BIOL 194-01  Creatures and Curiousities
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm OLRI 301 Sarah Boyer
*First Year Course only* This course deals with unfamiliar, mysterious, beautiful, grotesque, and overlooked animals all around us: the invertebrates.  We will explore animal evolution and focus on the biology of creatures such as jellyfish, insects, starfish, spiders, and corals.  In addition, we will discuss the cultural role of animals as curiosities – as specimens in cabinets and museums, or the subjects of phobias and urban legends – and the history and significance of the visual arts in zoology.  Drawing on topics in marine biology and entomology, students will learn about the ecology, life cycles, and anatomy of major groups of animals through lectures, observation of live animals, and dissections.  Two 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour lab per week.  We will take several fieldtrips outside of class time to Macalester’s field station and local natural history and art museums – these will be scheduled to ensure that every student can participate in at least two excursions.  This course is appropriate for biology majors and non-majors alike, but it is not part of the biology major’s required core curriculum.

BIOL 255-01  Cell Biology and Genetics Laboratory Methods
T 08:00 am-11:10 am OLRI 285 Steven Sundby
*First day attendance required; ACTC students may register on May 1st with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 255-02  Cell Biology and Genetics Laboratory Methods
R 08:00 am-11:10 am OLRI 285 Michael Anderson
*First day attendance required; ACTC students may register on May 1st with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 255-03  Cell Biology and Genetics Laboratory Methods
R 01:20 pm-04:30 pm OLRI 285 Michael Anderson
*First day attendance required; ACTC students may register on May 1st with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 255-04  Cell Biology and Genetics Laboratory Methods
T 01:20 pm-04:30 pm OLRI 285 Randy Daughters
*First day attendance required; ACTC students may register on May 1st with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 260-01  Genetics
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am NEILL 226 Mary Montgomery
*First day attendance required; ACTC students may register on May 1st with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 260-02  Genetics
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm OLRI 100 Susan Bush
*First day attendance required; ACTC students may register on May 1st with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 265-01  Cell Biology
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am OLRI 250 Randy Daughters
*First day attendance required; ACTC students may register on May 1st with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 265-02  Cell Biology
MWF 12:00 pm-01:00 pm OLRI 250 Randy Daughters
*First day attendance required; ACTC students may register on May 1st with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 270-01  Biodiversity and Evolution
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm OLRI 250 Michael Anderson
*First day attendance required; ACTC students may register on May 1st with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 270-L1  Biodiversity and Evolution Lab
T 08:00 am-11:10 am OLRI 273 Michael Anderson
*First day attendance required; ACTC students may register on May 1st with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 270-L2  Biodiversity and Evolution Lab
T 01:20 pm-04:30 pm OLRI 273 Michael Anderson
*First day attendance required; ACTC students may register on May 1st with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 285-01  Ecology
MWF 08:30 am-09:30 am OLRI 250 Mark Davis
*Cross-listed with ENVI 285-01; first day attendance required; ACTC students may register on May 1st with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 285-L1  Ecology Lab
T 08:00 am-11:10 am OLRI 284 Mark Davis
*Cross-listed with ENVI 285-L1; first day attendance required; ACTC students may register on May 1st with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 285-L2  Ecology Lab
T 01:20 pm-04:30 pm OLRI 284 Mark Davis
*Cross-listed with ENVI 285-L2; first day attendance required; ACTC students may register on May 1st with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 344-01  Aquatic Ecology
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm NEILL 409 Daniel Hornbach
 
BIOL 344-L1  Aquatic Ecology Lab
R 01:20 pm-04:30 pm OLRI 284 Hornbach, Hove
 
BIOL 345-01  Field Botany
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am OLRI 284 Mark Davis
*First day attendance required; ACTC students may register on May 1st with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 345-L1  Field Botany Lab
R 08:00 am-11:10 am OLRI 284 Mark Davis
*First day attendance required; ACTC students may register on May 1st with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 351-01  Biochemistry I
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am OLRI 250 Marcos Ortega
*Cross-listed with CHEM 351-01; first day attendance required; ACTC students may register on May 1st with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 351-L1  Biochemistry I Lab
T 08:00 am-11:10 am OLRI 289 Marcos Ortega
*Cross-listed with CHEM 351-L1; first day attendance required; ACTC students may register on May 1st with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 351-L2  Biochemistry I Lab
R 08:00 am-11:10 am OLRI 289 Marcos Ortega
*Cross-listed with CHEM 351-L2; first day attendance required; ACTC students may register on May 1st with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 351-L3  Biochemistry I Lab
R 01:20 pm-04:30 pm OLRI 289 Marcos Ortega
*Cross-listed with CHEM 351-L3; first day attendance required; ACTC students may register on May 1st with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 357-01  Immunology
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm OLRI 270 Devavani Chatterjea
*First day attendance required; ACTC students may register on May 1st with permission of the instructor; course will try to have a 50/50 split of Jr and Sr*

BIOL 357-L1  Immunology Lab
R 01:20 pm-04:30 pm OLRI 277 Devavani Chatterjea
*First day attendance required; ACTC students may register on May 1st with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 358-01  Microbiology
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm OLRI 205 Steven Sundby
*First day attendance required; ACTC students may register on May 1st with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 358-L1  Microbiology Lab
T 01:20 pm-04:30 pm OLRI 289 Steven Sundby
*First day attendance required; ACTC students may register on May 1st with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 360-01  Neuroanatomy
MWF 08:30 am-09:30 am OLRI 243 Elizabeth Jansen
*First day attendance required; ACTC students may register on May 1st with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 360-L1  Neuroanatomy Lab
T 08:00 am-11:10 am OLRI 275 Martha Streng
*First day attendance required; ACTC students may register on May 1st with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 361-01  Invertebrate Animal Diversity
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am OLRI 370 Sarah Boyer
*First day attendance required; ACTC students may register on May 1st with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 361-L1  Invert Animal Diversity Lab
R 01:20 pm-04:30 pm OLRI 273 Sarah Boyer
*First day attendance required; ACTC students may register on May 1st with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 367-01  Human Physiology
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am OLRI 101 Lin Aanonsen
*First day attendance required; ACTC students may register on May 1st with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 367-L1  Human Physiology Lab
T 01:20 pm-04:30 pm OLRI 275 Lin Aanonsen
*First day attendance required; ACTC students may register on May 1st with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 368-01  Plant Physiology
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm OLRI 300 Susan Bush
*First day attendance required; ACTC students may register on May 1st with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 368-L1  Plant Physiology Lab
R 01:20 pm-04:30 pm OLRI 275 Susan Bush
*First day attendance required; ACTC students may register on May 1st with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 369-01  Developmental Biology
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am OLRI 273 Mary Montgomery
*First day attendance required; ACTC students may register on May 1st with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 369-L1  Developmental Biology Lab
R 08:00 am-11:10 am OLRI 273 Mary Montgomery
*First day attendance required; ACTC students may register on May 1st with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 487-01  Seminar in Immunology
W 07:00 pm-10:00 pm OLRI 170 Devavani Chatterjea
*First day attendance required; ACTC students may register on May 1st with permission of the instructor*

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Spring 2016 Class Schedule - updated February 12, 2016 at 11:00 pm

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
 
BIOL 117-01  Women, Health and Reproduction
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am OLRI 100 Elizabeth Jansen
*Cross-listed with WGSS 117-01; first day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 4th with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 255-01  Cell Biology and Genetics Laboratory Methods
T 08:00 am-11:10 am OLRI 285 Randy Daughters
*2 credit course; first day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 4th with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 255-02  Cell Biology and Genetics Laboratory Methods
T 01:20 pm-04:30 pm OLRI 285 Susan Bush
*2 credit course; first day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 4th with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 255-03  Cell Biology and Genetics Laboratory Methods
R 08:00 am-11:10 am OLRI 285 Steven Sundby
*2 credit course; first day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 4th with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 255-04  Cell Biology and Genetics Laboratory Methods
R 01:10 pm-04:30 pm OLRI 285 Steven Sundby
*2 credit course; first day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 4th with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 260-01  Genetics
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am MUSIC 113 Susan Bush
*First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 4th with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 260-02  Genetics
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am MUSIC 113 Susan Bush
*First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 4th with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 265-01  Cell Biology
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am NEILL 400 Devavani Chatterjea
*First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 4th with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 265-02  Cell Biology
MWF 12:00 pm-01:00 pm OLRI 250 Randy Daughters
*First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 4th with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 270-01  Biodiversity and Evolution
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm OLRI 250 Sarah Boyer
*First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 4th with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 270-L1  Biodiversity and Evolution Lab
T 08:00 am-11:10 am OLRI 273 Michael Anderson
*First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 4th with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 270-L2  Biodiversity and Evolution Lab
T 01:20 pm-04:30 pm OLRI 273 Michael Anderson
*First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 4th with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 285-01  Ecology
MWF 08:30 am-09:30 am NEILL 226 Jerald Dosch
*Cross-listed with ENVI 285-01; first day attendance required; ACTC students may register on the first day of class with the permission of the instructor*

BIOL 285-L1  Ecology Lab
R 08:00 am-11:10 am OLRI 284 Jerald Dosch
*Cross-listed with ENVI 285-L1; first day attendance required; ACTC student may register on the first day of class with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 285-L2  Ecology Lab
R 01:20 pm-04:30 pm OLRI 284 Michael Anderson
*Cross-listed with ENVI 285-L2; first day attendance required; ACTC students may register on the first day of class with the permission of the instructor*

BIOL 342-01  Animal Behavior/Ecology
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am OLRI 284 Mark Davis
*First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 4th with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 342-L1  Animal Behavior/Ecology Lab
T 08:00 am-11:10 am OLRI 284 Mark Davis
*First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 4th with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 352-01  Biochemistry II
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm OLRI 205 Marcos Ortega
*Cross-listed with CHEM 352-01; first day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 4th with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 352-L1  Biochemistry II Lab
T 01:20 pm-04:30 pm OLRI 289 Marcos Ortega
*Cross-listed with CHEM 352-L1; first day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 4th with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 352-L2  Biochemistry II Lab
R 01:20 pm-04:30 pm OLRI 289 STAFF
*Cross-listed with CHEM 352-l2; first day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 4th with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 353-01  Advanced Genetics
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am OLRI 270 Mary Montgomery
*First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 4th with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 355-01  Virology
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm OLRI 270 Steven Sundby
*First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 4th with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 367-01  Human Physiology
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am OLRI 370 Lin Aanonsen
*First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 4th with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 367-L1  Human Physiology Lab
T 08:00 am-11:10 am OLRI 275 Lin Aanonsen
*First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 4th with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 394-01  Biological Research Design and Data Analysis
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm OLRI 284 Michael Anderson
*First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 4th with permission of the instructor; This course will cover research design and data analysis across biological sub-disciplines, with a focus on practical issues. Research design topics will include pseudoreplication, autocorrelation, and specialized experimental designs. Data analysis topics will cover univariate statistics – from simple tests to modeling with multiple explanatory variables – non-parametric statistics, and multivariate methods such as Principal Component Analysis. The major aim of the course to have students gain competence and confidence in the analysis of biological data - selecting appropriate statistical tests for particular questions, avoiding pitfalls, and generating a useful 'dialog' with their data. Prerequisite: Math 155, Introduction to Statistical Modeling.*

BIOL 394-02  Cancer Biology
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am OLRI 270 Marcos Ortega
*First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 4th with permission of the instructor* This course will cover the role of nucleic acids and genetic information in the formation of cancer. We will look at dysfunction at the molecular level using basic research to illuminate how cancer arises. Students will read and present on primary literature related to the understanding and treatment of cancer. The class will culminate in writing a grant related to the study and treatment of cancer.

BIOL 394-03  Topics in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm OLRI 270 Randy Daughters
*First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 4th with permission of the instructor* Stem cells are cells that are capable of dividing without differentiating into a specific cell type. Sources of stem cells include embryos, adult tissues, and more recently, adult cells that have been genetically engineered back into an embryonic state. Because of the developmental plasticity or pluripotency of the cells, the biomedical field has been interested in developing methods to direct the development of stem cells into specific cell and tissue types with the long term goal of treating or replacing diseased tissue. This course will entail extensive reading and discussion on the primary literature of stem cell research to gain some historical perspective as well as an up-to-date view of the current state of the field. Several methodologies used to generate and/or study stem cells, such as cell culturing techniques, transgenic approaches, and microarrays will be covered in some depth, as will related concepts such as cell signaling and differential gene expression. We will also read and discuss a variety of perspectives on the socio-ethical issues associated with stem cell research and its potential therapeutic applications. Prerequisite: BIOL 255, 260, and 265.

BIOL 394-04  Chemical Biology
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm OLRI 101 Leah Witus
*Cross-listed with CHEM 394-01* This course will cover the fundamentals necessary to be conversant in chemical biology, as well as advanced topics in the field. Students will use an organic chemistry viewpoint to analyze biomolecule structure, function, and synthesis. Through lectures, critical reading of recent literature, student presentations, and projects, students will learn about the development of chemical tools to study and manipulate biological systems in novel ways. Topics may include: protein engineering and unnatural amino acid incorporation, targeted drug delivery, small molecule and protein-based imaging tools, bioorthogonal reactions, synthetic biology, and nucleic acid-based gene editing. Prerequisites: Organic Chemistry I and II (211/212).

BIOL 472-01  Research in Molecular Biology
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm OLRI 370 Mary Montgomery
*Permission of the instructor required; first day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 4th with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 472-L1  Research Molecular Biology Lab
T 01:20 pm-04:30 pm OLRI 264 Mary Montgomery
*Permission of the instructor required; first day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 4th with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 473-01  Research in Immunology
W 07:00 pm-10:00 pm NEILL 400 Devavani Chatterjea
*Permission of the instructor required.*

BIOL 473-L1  Research in Immunology Lab
R 01:20 pm-04:30 pm OLRI 277 Devavani Chatterjea
 
BIOL 481-01  Seminar in Evolutionary Biology
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am OLRI 370 Sarah Boyer
*First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 4th with permission of the instructor*

BIOL 489-01  Biology Seminar
W 03:30 pm-04:30 pm OLRI 250 Boyer, Chatterjea
*First day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 4th with permission of the instructor*

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