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Introductory Courses

BIOL BC 1001x Revolutionary Concepts in Biology

Exploration of the major discoveries and ideas that have revolutionized the way we view organisms and understand life. The basic concepts of cell biology, anatomy and physiology, genetics, evolution, and ecology will be traced from seminal discoveries to the modern era. The laboratory will develop these concepts and analyze biological diversity through a combined experimental and observational approach. - D. Heller
Prerequisites: Course does not fulfill Biology major requirements or premedical requirements. Enrollment in laboratory limited to 16 students per section. Lab Required.
4.5 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: BIOL BC1001
BIOL
1001
01719
001
MWF 9:00a - 9:50a
202 ALTSCHUL HALL
D. Heller 53 [ More Info ]
BIOL
1001
06014
002
MWF 9:00a - 9:50a
202 ALTSCHUL HALL
D. Heller 0 [ More Info ]

BIOL BC 1002y Contemporary Issues in Biology

Exploration of modern biology as it pertains to contemporary issues. One module examines the microbiological agents that cause disease and addresses how such agents can be used as weapons for terrorism or war. Another module considers human physiology, focusing on major health issues. The third module explores growth and resource use, emphasizing the uniqueness of human populations. Lab exercises introduce biological techniques for studying these topics.

- D. Heller
Prerequisites: Course does not fulfill biology major requirements or premedical requirements. BIOL BC1001 or equivalent preparation and background. Enrollment in laboratory sections limited to 16 students per section. Lab Required.
4.5 points
Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2015 :: BIOL BC1002
BIOL
1002
03853
001
MWF 9:00a - 9:50a
TBA
D. Heller 0 [ More Info ]
BIOL
1002
03877
002
MWF 9:00a - 9:50a
TBA
D. Heller 0 [ More Info ]

BIOL BC 1500x Introduction to Organismal and Evolutionary Biology

Detailed introduction to biological phenomena above the cellular level; development, anatomy, and physiology of plants and animals; physiological, population, behavioral, and community ecology; evolutionary theory; analysis of micro-evolutionary events; systematics. - P. Hertz
Prerequisites: BIOL BC1001 or equivalent preparation. Course suitable for fulfillment of premedical requirements.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: BIOL BC1500
BIOL
1500
06536
001
MWF 9:00a - 9:50a
304 BARNARD HALL
P. Hertz 206 [ More Info ]

BIOL BC 1501x Introductory Lab in Organismal and Evolutionary Biology

A laboratory-based introduction to the major groups of living organisms; anatomy, physiology, evolution, and systematics; laboratory techniques for studying and comparing functional adaptations. - J. Goldstein
Prerequisites: BIOL BC1001 or equivalent preparation. Enrollment limited to 16 students per section. Course suitable for fulfillment of premedical requirements. BIOL BC1500 as prerequisite or corequisite. Recitation Section Required.
2 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: BIOL BC1501
BIOL
1501
02041
001
M 10:00a - 10:50a
304 BARNARD HALL
J. Goldstein 101 [ More Info ]
BIOL
1501
08043
002
F 1:00p - 1:50p
304 BARNARD HALL
J. Goldstein 72 [ More Info ]

BIOL BC 1502y Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology

Detailed introduction to cellular and subcellular biology: cell structures and functions, energy metabolism, biogenesis of cell components, biology of inheritance, molecular genetics, regulation of gene expression, and genes in development. - J. Snow
Prerequisites: BIOL BC1001 or equivalent preparation. Course suitable for fulfillment of premedical requirements. Together with BIOL BC1500 this course is part of a yearlong introductory sequence. BIOL BC1500 and BIOL BC1502 do not need to be taken in sequence.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2015 :: BIOL BC1502
BIOL
1502
04239
001
MWF 9:00a - 9:50a
TBA
J. Snow 0 [ More Info ]

BIOL BC 1503y Introductory Lab in Cell and Molecular Biology

A laboratory-based introduction to cell and molecular biology. Both classic and modern approaches are used to investigate principles of heredity as well as the structure and function of cells and their molecular components. Lab exercises introduce practical techniques and data analysis. - J. Goldstein
Prerequisites: BIOL BC1001 or equivalent preparation. BIOL BC1502 as corequisite (preferred) or prerequisite. Enrollment limited to 16 students per section. Course suitable for fulfillment of premedical requirements. Recitation Section Required.
2 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2015 :: BIOL BC1503
BIOL
1503
04360
001
M 1:10p - 4:00p
TBA
J. Goldstein 0 / 16 [ More Info ]
BIOL
1503
04383
002
M 1:10p - 4:00p
TBA
J. Goldstein 0 / 16 [ More Info ]
BIOL
1503
03136
003
Tu 9:00a - 11:50a
TBA
J. Goldstein 0 / 16 [ More Info ]
BIOL
1503
08773
004
Tu 9:00a - 11:50a
TBA
J. Goldstein 0 / 16 [ More Info ]
BIOL
1503
04291
005
Tu 1:10p - 4:00p
TBA
J. Goldstein 0 / 16 [ More Info ]
BIOL
1503
09442
006
Tu 1:10p - 4:00p
TBA
J. Goldstein 0 / 16 [ More Info ]
BIOL
1503
06044
007
W 10:00a - 12:50p
TBA
J. Goldstein 0 / 16 [ More Info ]
BIOL
1503
08339
008
W 10:00a - 12:50p
TBA
J. Goldstein 0 / 16 [ More Info ]
BIOL
1503
02388
009
W 2:10p - 5:00p
TBA
J. Goldstein 0 / 16 [ More Info ]
BIOL
1503
01443
010
W 2:10p - 5:00p
TBA
J. Goldstein 0 / 16 [ More Info ]
BIOL
1503
08816
011
Th 1:10p - 4:00p
TBA
J. Goldstein 0 / 16 [ More Info ]
BIOL
1503
09321
012
F 10:00a - 12:50p
TBA
J. Goldstein 0 / 14 [ More Info ]
BIOL
1503
04585
013
F 10:00a - 12:50p
TBA
J. Goldstein 0 / 14 [ More Info ]

BIOL BC 1599y Biology Journal Club

Students in this seminar course will be introduced to the scientific literature by reading a mix of classic papers and papers that describe significant new developments in the field. Seminar periods will be devoted to oral reports, discussion of assigned reading, and student responses. - P. Hertz
Prerequisites: Open to first year students who scored a 4 or 5 on the AP Biology exam or a 5 or higher on the IB exam, and are enrolled in the 1500-level Biology series. Limited to 16 students. Not offered in 2014-2015.
1 point

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2015 :: BIOL BC1599
BIOL
1599
05623
001
Tu 1:10p - 2:00p
TBA
P. Hertz 0 [ More Info ]

Intermediate Level Courses

BIOL BC 2100x and y Molecular and Mendelian Genetics

Mendelian and molecular genetics of both eukaryotes and prokaryotes, with an emphasis on human genetics. Topics include segregation, recombination and linkage maps, cytogenetics, gene structure and function, mutation, molecular aspects of gene expression and regulation, genetic components of cancer, and genome studies. - B. Morton, J. Mansfield
Prerequisites: BIOL BC1500, BIOL BC1501, BIOL BC1502, BIOL BC1503 or the equivalent.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: BIOL BC2100
BIOL
2100
07322
001
TuTh 10:10a - 11:25a
LL103 Diana Center
B. Morton 68 [ More Info ]
Spring 2015 :: BIOL BC2100
BIOL
2100
03925
001
TuTh 10:10a - 11:25a
TBA
J. Mansfield 0 [ More Info ]

BIOL BC 2240y Plant Evolution and Diversity

Survey of plant biology emphasizing evolutionary and ecological perspectives on mating and reproduction, physiology, anatomy and morphology. - H. Callahan
Prerequisites: BIOL BC1500, BIOL BC1501, BIOL BC1502, BIOL BC1503 or the equivalent.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2015 :: BIOL BC2240
BIOL
2240
06732
001
MW 11:40a - 12:55p
TBA
H. Callahan 0 [ More Info ]

BIOL BC 2262y Vertebrate Biology

Systematic survey of the Phylum Chordata: fossil history, biogeography, systematics, natural history, body architecture, energetics, locomotion, feeding, and behavior. - P. Hertz
Prerequisites: BIOL BC1500, BIOL BC1501, BIOL BC1502, BIOL BC1503 or equivalent.
3 points

BIOL BC 2272x Ecology

Introduction to evolutionary ecology; life history strategies, population growth, competition, predator-prey interactions, population regulation, species diversity, community organization, biogeography. Lectures integrate theory with empirical studies.
Prerequisites: BIOL BC1500, BIOL BC1501, BIOL BC1502, BIOL BC1503 or the equivalent. Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

BIOL BC 2278y Evolution

Study of the process of evolution with an emphasis on the mechanisms underlying evolutionary change. Topics include the origins of life, rates of evolutionary change, phylogenetics, molecular evolution, adaptive significance of traits, sexual selection, and human evolution. - B. Morton
Prerequisites: BIOL BC1500, BIOL BC1501, BIOL BC1502, BIOL BC1503 or equivalent.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2015 :: BIOL BC2278
BIOL
2278
01285
001
TuTh 11:40a - 12:55p
TBA
B. Morton 0 [ More Info ]

BIOL BC 2280x Animal Behavior

Introduction to animal behavior; physiological bases of behavior (sensory systems, neurophysiology of behavior, appetitive and reproductive behavior), ethological approaches to behavior (communication, territoriality, dominance, and aggression) and evolution of behavior (behavior genetics, behavioral ecology, sociobiology). - R. Calisi-Rodriguez
Prerequisites: BIOL BC1500, BIOL BC1501, BIOL BC1502, BIOL BC1503 or equivalent.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: BIOL BC2280
BIOL
2280
04248
001
TuTh 11:40a - 12:55p
202 ALTSCHUL HALL
R. Calisi-Rodriguez 73 [ More Info ]

BIOL BC 2286y Statistics and Research Design

Introduction to basic principles of statistics and experimental design. Topics include common statistical procedure, analysis of data, sampling populations, power analysis, and the design of experiments. This course differs from traditional statistics courses by explicitly integrating statistics into research process. - TBD
Prerequisites: BIOL BC1500, BIOL BC1501, BIOL BC1502, BIOL BC1503 or the equivalent, college-level algebra or the equivalent. General Educational Requirement: Quantitative and Deductive Reasoning (QUA) BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Quantitative and Deductive Reasoning (QUA).. Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

BIOL BC 2801x Laboratory in Genetics

Exercises in genetics at both the Mendelian and molecular levels. Basic principles of genetic analysis will be studied using Drosophila and bacteria. A project in molecular genetics, involving such techniques as PCR, gel electrophoresis, and cloning, will be undertaken using plant genes. - B. Morton
Prerequisites: BIOL BC1502, BIOL BC1503; and pre or corequisite, BIOL BC2100 or BIOL BC3310. Enrollment limited to 16 students per section.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: BIOL BC2801
BIOL
2801
06352
001
W 1:10p - 6:00p
1214 ALTSCHUL HALL
B. Morton 15 [ More Info ]

BIOL BC 2841x Laboratory in Plant Evolution and Diversity

Studies of the structure, ecology, and evolution of plants. Laboratory exercises include field problems, laboratory experiments, plant collections and identification, and examination of the morphology of plant groups. - H. Callahan
Prerequisites: BIOL BC2240 or corequisite. Enrollment limited to 16. Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

BIOL BC 2873y Laboratory in Ecology

The definition of ecological problems in experimentally tractable ways; the design of experiments and analysis of ecological data; class projects on population ecology. Students conduct individual projects during last month of term. - P. Hertz
Prerequisites: BIOL BC2272 (or corequisite). Enrollment limited to 16.
3 points

BIOL BC 2900y Research Methods Seminar

Skills to facilitate entry into biology and chemistry research. Students will learn to think and work like scientists and to identify, apply for and gain entry to research lab groups. Focus on writing and oral presentation skills. Additional readings and discussions on laboratory safety, women in science, and scientific ethics. Prerequisites: Students must be sophomores with a strong interest in pursuing research in the biological or chemical sciences. - E. Bauer, C. Rojas
Not offered in 2014-2015.
1 point Instructor's Permission Required

BIOL BC 3367y Ecophysiology

Individuals, communities and ecosystems are composed of complex organism-environment interactions. We will examine these dynamic relationships in animals at the physiological level, covering basic concepts as they specifically relate to animal fitness. Course focus: how changes in stress and reproductive endocrinology and ecoimmunology relate to individual and population dynamics. - R. Calisi-Rodriguez
Prerequisites: BIOL BC1500, BIOL BC1501, BIOL BC1502, BIOL BC1503, and BIOL BC2280 or the equivalent.
3 points

BIOL BC 3388x Tropical Ecology

Focusing on tropical rain forests, the course explores the contemporary and historical ecological processes that generate and maintain species diversity in the tropics. Topics include biogeography and the latitudinal gradient of diversity, tropical climate and soils, origins of tropical ecosystems, causes and consequences of tropical deforestation, as well as unique ecological patterns and processes in specific tropical regions (Neotropics, African, and Asian tropics). - K. McGuire
Prerequisites: BIOL BC1500, BIOL BC1501, BIOL BC1502, BIOL BC1503 or the equivalent.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: BIOL BC3388
BIOL
3388
07748
001
MW 10:10a - 11:25a
203 Diana Center
K. McGuire 17 [ More Info ]

Upper Level Courses

Suitable for Juniors and Seniors.

BIOL BC 3303y Laboratory in Molecular Biology

Introduction to the use of molecular techniques to answer questions about subcellular biological phenomena. Techniques include isolation of genomic and plasmid DNAs, restriction enzyme analysis, DNA and protein electrophoresis, bacterial transformation, and plasmid subcloning. - J. Mansfield
Prerequisites: BIOL BC2100 OR BIOL BC3310 (which can be taken as corequisites) or permission of instructor. Enrollment limited to 16.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: BIOL BC3303
BIOL
3303
05482
001
M 1:10p - 6:00p
1316 ALTSCHUL HALL
U. Ukaegbu 1 [ More Info ]
Spring 2015 :: BIOL BC3303
BIOL
3303
03468
001
Th 1:10p - 6:00p
TBA
J. Mansfield 0 / 13 [ More Info ]

BIOL BC 3305x Project Laboratory in Molecular Biology

A project laboratory in molecular biology of Drosophila. Experiments will include isolation of phage, plasmid, and genomic DNA: screening of DNA libraries; restriction mapping, Southern analysis, and characterization of RNA transcripts. Project will characterize a particular unknown Drosophila sequence and RNA derived in vivo from that DNA. - J. Mansfield
Prerequisites: BIOL BC2100 or permission of instructor. Enrollment limited to 12. Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

BIOL BC 3308x Genomics and Bioinformatics

Advanced topics in genetics focusing on genome-level features and methods of sequence analysis. Topics will include genome composition and structure, microarray analysis, RNA interference, and medical genomics; readings will involve case studies from the primary literature. The material will include practical applications using available computer databases. - B. Morton
Prerequisites: BIOL BC1500, BIOL BC1501, BIOL BC1502, BIOL BC1503 and BIOL BC2100. Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

BIOL BC 3310x Cell Biology

This course explores the components, systems, and regulatory mechanisms involved in eukaryotic cellular function. Topics include: signal transduction, translational and protein quality control, organellar and cytoskeletal dynamics, and some coordinated responses such as proliferation and programmed cell death. Throughout the course we will see how general cell biology can be specialized to achieve specific cellular functions through regulation of the basic machinery. We will also explore the cellular and molecular bases for a variety of human pathologies, with an emphasis on cancer. In addition to lecture, we will spend some time discussing the material, including selected articles from the primary literature, and learning through group presentations. - J. Snow
Prerequisites: BIOL BC1500, BIOL BC1501 BIOL BC1502, BIOL BC1503, or equivalent, and BIOL BC2100.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: BIOL BC3310
BIOL
3310
06027
001
MW 8:40a - 9:55a
903 ALTSCHUL HALL
J. Snow 37 [ More Info ]

BIOL BC 3311x Laboratory in Cell Biology

Introduction to cell biological techniques used to investigate structural, molecular, and physiological aspects of eukaryotic cells and their organization into tissues. Techniques include light and electron microscopy, cell culture, isolation of cellular organelles, protein electrophoresis and Western Blot analysis. - J. Snow
Prerequisites: BIOL BC2100 OR BIOL BC3310 (which can be taken as corequisites) or permission of instructor. Enrollment limited to 16.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: BIOL BC3311
BIOL
3311
05773
001
Tu 1:10p - 6:00p
1015 ALTSCHUL HALL
J. Snow 16 [ More Info ]

BIOL BC 3320x Microbiology

Survey of the diversity, cellular organization, physiology, and genetics of the major microbial groups. Also includes aspects of applied microbiology and biotechnology, the function of microorganisms in the environment, and the role of microbes in human diseases. - U. Ukaegbu
Prerequisites: BIOL BC1500, BIOL BC1501, BIOL BC1502, BIOL BC1503 or the equivalent, and BIOL BC2100.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: BIOL BC3320
BIOL
3320
08047
001
TuTh 11:40a - 12:55p
324 MILBANK HALL
U. Ukaegbu 33 [ More Info ]

BIOL BC 3321x Laboratory in Microbiology

Provides experience in the isolation, cultivation, and analysis of pure cultures of microorganisms. Methods used for study of cell structure, growth, physiology, and genetics of microbes will be incorporated into small independent projects. - K. McGuire
Prerequisites: BIOL BC3320 (or corequisite). Enrollment limited to 16.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: BIOL BC3321
BIOL
3321
01706
001
W 1:10p - 4:00p
1316 ALTSCHUL HALL
Th 1:10p - 3:10p
1316 ALTSCHUL HALL
K. McGuire 16 [ More Info ]

BIOL BC 3352x Development

Introduction to developmental biology. Topics will include: fertilization, cleavage and gastrulation, establishment of body axes, neural development, organ formation, regeneration, stem cells and cell potency, evolution of developmental programs. - J. Mansfield
Prerequisites: BIOL BC1500, BIOL BC1501, BIOL BC1502, BIOL BC1503, and BIOL BC2100 or equivalent.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: BIOL BC3352
BIOL
3352
07283
001
TuTh 10:10a - 11:25a
805 ALTSCHUL HALL
J. Mansfield 8 [ More Info ]

BIOL BC 3360y Animal Physiology

Physiology of major organ systems; function and control of circulatory, respiratory, digestive, excretory, endocrine, nervous, and immune systems in animals; emphasis on vertebrates. - J. Glendinning
Prerequisites: BIOL BC1500, BIOL BC1501, BIOL BC1502, BIOL BC1503 or the equivalent.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2015 :: BIOL BC3360
BIOL
3360
05606
001
MW 10:10a - 11:25a
TBA
J. Glendinning 0 [ More Info ]

BIOL BC 3361y Laboratory in Animal Physiology

Provides a hands-on introduction to the different physiological systems in vertebrates and invertebrates. Emphasizes the operation of a variety of physiological monitoring devices and the collection and analysis of physiological data. - J. Glendinning
Prerequisites: Pre- (or co-) requisite is a physiology lecture class (e.g., BIOL BC3360). Enrollment limited to 16.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2015 :: BIOL BC3361
BIOL
3361
03212
001
Th 1:10p - 6:00p
TBA
J. Glendinning 0 / 13 [ More Info ]

BIOL BC 3362x Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience

Structure and function of neural membranes; ionic basis of membrane potential and action potential; synaptic transmission and neurochemistry; sensory transduction and processing; reflexes and spinal cord physiology; muscle structure and function; neuronal circuitry; nervous system development. - E. Bauer
Prerequisites: BIOL BC1500, BIOL BC1501, BIOL BC1502, BIOL BC1503 or the equivalent, and one term of organic chemistry.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: BIOL BC3362
BIOL
3362
07300
001
MW 11:40a - 12:55p
903 ALTSCHUL HALL
E. Bauer 55 [ More Info ]

BIOL BC 3363y Laboratory in Molecular and Cell Neuroscience

Introduction to techniques commonly used in current neurobiological research, including intracellular and extracellular recording of action potentials, neuroanatomical methods, and computer simulation of the action potential. - E. Bauer
Prerequisites: BIOL BC3362 (or corequisite). Enrollment limited to 16.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2015 :: BIOL BC3363
BIOL
3363
08377
001
W 1:10p - 6:00p
TBA
E. Bauer 0 / 13 [ More Info ]

BIOL BC 3380x Applied Ecology and Evolution

Ecological and evolutionary models of populations (exponential and density-dependent growth; species interactions; genetic differentiation resulting from mating, random drift, and selection) applied to problems resulting from human-induced environmental change (endangered species; use of pesticides and antibiotics; escaping transgenic organisms; global climate change; emerging pathogens; other invaders; etc.) - H. Callahan
Prerequisites: BIOL BC1500, BIOL BC1501, BIOL BC1502, BIOL BC1503 or the equivalent.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: BIOL BC3380
BIOL
3380
04988
001
MW 11:40a - 12:55p
203 Diana Center
H. Callahan 7 [ More Info ]

BIOL BC 3590x or y Senior Seminar

Required of all majors who do not select Senior Thesis (BIOL BC3593 / BC3594) to fulfill the senior requirement, these seminars allow students to explore the primary literature in the Biological Sciences in greater depth than can be achieved in a lecture course. Attention will be focused on both theoretical and empirical work. Seminar periods are devoted to oral reports and discussion of assigned readings and student reports. Students will write one extensive literature review of a topic related to the central theme of the seminar section. Topics vary per semester and include:1. Plant Development 2. Animal Development and Evolution 3. Molecular Evolution 4. Microbiology and Global Change 5. Genomics 6. Comparative and Reproductive Endocrinology. - R. Calisi-Rodriguez, J. Snow
Prerequisites: BIOL BC1500, BIOL BC1501, BIOL BC1502, BIOL BC1503, and BIOL BC2100.
4 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: BIOL BC3590
BIOL
3590
09282
010
M 12:00p - 1:50p
403 BARNARD HALL
R. Calisi-Rodriguez 10 [ More Info ]
Spring 2015 :: BIOL BC3590
BIOL
3590
03374
001
M 12:00p - 1:50p
TBA
J. Snow 0 [ More Info ]

BIOL BC 3591x-BC3592y Guided Research and Seminar

An independent research project in Biology under the guidance of a faculty member and suiting the needs of the individual student. Projects conducted outside of the Barnard Biology Department must have a member of the Department acting as a sponsor. Attendance at a weekly seminar is required. By the end of the year, students write a scientific paper and orally present their results to the Barnard Biology Department. Completion of both BIO BC3591 and BIOL BC3592 fulfills one upper-level laboratory requirement in the major. Must be taken in sequence, beginning in the fall. - K. McGuire
Prerequisites: Permission of a faculty sponsor and the department. Cannot be taken concurrently with BIOL BC3593 or BIOL BC3594.
3 points Per Semester

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: BIOL BC3591
BIOL
3591
01445
001
M 1:10p - 2:00p
308 Diana Center
K. McGuire 7 [ More Info ]
BIOL
3591
02630
002
M 1:10p - 2:00p
502 Diana Center
H. Callahan 2 [ More Info ]
Spring 2015 :: BIOL BC3592
BIOL
3592
03012
001
M 1:10p - 2:00p
TBA
K. McGuire 0 [ More Info ]
BIOL
3592
08242
002
M 1:10p - 2:00p
TBA
H. Callahan 0 [ More Info ]

BIOL BC 3593x-BC3594y Senior Thesis Research

Same as BIOL BC3591-BC3592, including the weekly seminar. Completion of both BIOL BC3593 and BC3594 fulfills the senior requirement in the major. Must be taken in sequence, beginning in the fall. - K. McGuire
Prerequisites: Permission of a faculty sponsor and the department. Cannot be taken concurrently with BIOL BC3591 or BIOL BC3592.
3 points Per Semester

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: BIOL BC3593
BIOL
3593
01777
001
M 1:10p - 2:00p
308 Diana Center
K. McGuire 13 [ More Info ]
BIOL
3593
09221
002
M 1:10p - 2:00p
502 Diana Center
H. Callahan 0 [ More Info ]
Spring 2015 :: BIOL BC3594
BIOL
3594
01445
001
M 1:10p - 2:00p
TBA
K. McGuire 0 [ More Info ]
BIOL
3594
04172
002
M 1:10p - 2:00p
TBA
H. Callahan 0 [ More Info ]

BIOL BC 3597xy Guided Research

Similar to BIOL BC3591/ BC3592 but a variable point course without seminar or an oral presentation. Does not fulfill Biology major requirements. - H. Callahan
Prerequisites: Permission of a faculty sponsor.
1-4 points.

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: BIOL BC3597
BIOL
3597
02657
001
TBA H. Callahan 23 [ More Info ]
Spring 2015 :: BIOL BC3597
BIOL
3597
03884
001
TBA E. Bauer 0 [ More Info ]
BIOL
3597
09530
002
TBA H. Callahan 0 [ More Info ]
BIOL
3597
07847
003
TBA R. Calisi-Rodriguez 0 [ More Info ]
BIOL
3597
09651
004
TBA J. Glendinning 0 [ More Info ]
BIOL
3597
05394
005
TBA P. Hertz 0 [ More Info ]
BIOL
3597
05717
006
TBA J. Mansfield 0 [ More Info ]
BIOL
3597
09785
007
TBA K. McGuire 0 [ More Info ]
BIOL
3597
05266
008
TBA B. Morton 0 [ More Info ]
BIOL
3597
00415
009
TBA J. Snow 0 [ More Info ]

Cross-Listed Courses

Biological Sciences

W3002 Introduction to Animal Structure and Function

W3034 Biotechnology

W3073 Cellular and Molecular Immunology

Chemistry (Barnard)

BC3282 Biological Chemistry

BC3355 Biochemistry Laboratory Techniques

BC3357 Biochemistry Laboratory Techniques

Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology

W3087 Conservation Biology

Neuroscience and Behavior (Barnard)

BC3367 Transformative Landmarks in Neuroscience