Graduate Courses

 COURSE     TITLE      CREDIT HOURS     WHEN TAUGHT   
    
  DESCRIPTION
 
  Bio 503
 
Research Orientation  
   
1.0
   
F
 
  
 

  
Introduction to graduate school and research techniques.
 
  Bio 510

 
Biological Systematics and Curation     

   
3.0

   
F even  

   
Principles, methods, and tools of taxonomy and systematics as applied to species delimitation, specimen-based research, nomenclatural codes, and the curation of biological specimens.

 Bio 511 Lichenology    3.0  
 On demand

   Classification, morphology, and ecology of lichens.
 
  Bio 512

 
Angiosperm Phylogeny

   
3.0

   
On demand

   
Description, classification, phylogeny, and geographic distribution of flowering plant families.

 
  Bio 525

 
Animal Disease, Biosecurity, and Zoooses

   
3.0

   
W

   
Animal disease emphasizing prevention, organ systems affected, biosecurity, and zoonotic potential.

 
  Bio 541

 
Aquatic Entomology

   
4.0

   
F even

   
Morphology, classification, biology, and functional ecology of aquatic insects. Field trips required.

 
  Bio 555

 
Evolution and Ecological Modeling

   
2.0

   
W odd

   
Using models in ecology. Practical experience in analytical, simulation, and agent-based models.

 
  Bio 556

 
Limnology

   
3.0

   
On demand

   
Lakes, reservoirs; their biota and physical/chemical properties.

 
  Bio 557

 
Stream and Wetland Ecology

   
4.0

   
F odd

   
Stream and wetland ecology; their biota and their physical/chemical properties.

 
  Bio 559R

 
Advanced Topics in Ecology and Evolution

   
varies

   
On demand

   
Current topics in ecology, evolution, and systematics.

 
  Bio 560

 
Population Genetics

   
4.0

   
F odd

   
Basic principles of population genetics applied to natural populations; drift, selection, and nonrandom mating; inferring population subdivision, migration, and gene flow.

 
  Bio 581

 
Transmission Electron Microscopy

   
3.0

   
On demand

   
Theoretical and practical transmission electron microscopy of biological, physical science, and engineering samples, emphasizing practical applications.

 
  Bio 589R

 
Advanced Science In-Service

   
varies

   
Summer

   
In-service course for science teachers. Topics vary.

 
  Bio 640

 
Phylogenetic Systematics

   
4.0

   
F odd

   
Theoretical foundations of modern systematics, methods of phylogenetic inference, and discussion of contemporary literature.

 
  Bio 641

 
Molecular Evolution

   
4.0

   
F even

   

Theoretical foundations of molecular evolution; molecular phylogenetics, estimates of population genetic parameters, gene duplication, horizontal gene transfer, rates of evolution, molecular clocks.

 
  Bio 652

 
Evolutionary Ecology

   
3.0

   
W even

   
Exploring the diversity of life by integrating ecological and evolutionary perspectives. Topics include theoretical population ecology, advanced evolutionary biology, and behavioral ecology.

 
  Bio 653

 
Community Ecology

   
2.0

   
W odd

   
Integrating ecological and biogeochemical concepts to understand the structuring of biological communities and ecological systems. Topics include community assembly, trophic dynamics, systems biology, ecosystem services, and biodiversity-ecosystem function.

 
  Bio 675

 
Pedagogy and Epistemology for Science Education

   
3.0

   
On demand

   
Current research on teaching practices and learning theories appropriate for science education. Critical analysis implementing teaching practices. Field-based teaching observations required.

 
  Bio 679R

 
Advanced Topics in
Science Education

   
3.0

   
F

   

Current topics in biological science education.

 
  Bio 681R

 
Electron Microscopy Laboratory

   
varies

   
On demand

   
Advanced research in electron microscopy.

 
  Bio 691R

 
Graduate Seminar

   
0.5

   
FW

   
Seminar course for graduate students. 

 
  Bio 694R

 
Special Problems in Biology

   
varies

   
On demand

   
Independent student research under faculty supervision.

 
  Bio 695R

 
Practicum in Biology Teaching

   
varies

   
W

   

Curricula, principles, concepts,

and experiences in teaching biology effectively.

 
  Bio 699R

 
Master's Thesis

   
varies

   
On demand

   
 
  Bio 799R

 
Doctoral Dissertation

   
varies

   
On demand