104/RC Nat. Sci. 104. Introduction
to the Natural Sciences. Freshman or sophomore standing;
written application to the Biological Station. Does not fulfill
prerequisites for any of the biology concentration programs. Credit
is granted for a combined total of 10 credits elected in introductory
biology. IIIa at the Biological Station. (5). (NS).
Section 711. May 15 – June 10, 1994 at the Biological Station on Douglas Lake near Pellston, Michigan.
"This is the best return I've ever gotten from my college tuition," says a student who took this field course recently.
This five credit course, to be offered again in 1994, provides all undergraduates with a unique opportunity. It is an introductory-level course appropriate for all students regardless of their intended field of major study. The course assumes no prior science background. Class size will be small (15 students) and taught by a senior professor who will be in continual contact with students for the duration of the course. The class will provide a "hands-on" introduction to biology and ecology with the entire course being taught at the U-M Biological Station at Douglas Lake in northern Lower Michigan. The four-week course (May 15-June 10) will be taught mostly in the field at a time when organisms interact with their environment. Students will measure microclimate, learn how glaciers shaped the landscape, learn how soils are formed, identify native plants and animals, study aquatic organisms, and collect and interpret fossils. Students will spend most of their time outdoors doing science, rather than just hearing about it. Class will meet in forests, bogs, Lake Michigan dunes, streams, and even in the middle of Douglas Lake. For more information about this course and the Biological Station contact: UMBS office, 1111 Natural Science Building (763-4461). (Heinen)
152. Introduction to Biology: Term A. Chem. 130 or the equivalent, or Chemistry 210 placement. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Biol. 195. Credit is granted for a combined total of 10 credits elected in introductory biology. Those with credit for Biol. 100 are advised to elect Biol. 195. I, II, and IIIa. (4). (NS).
First term of a two-term introductory sequence (152/154) intended for concentrators in biology, other science programs or preprof studies. Other suitably prepared students wishing detailed coverage of biology are also welcome. The aims of Biology 152/154 are: (1) to provide factual and conceptual knowledge, (2) to afford experience in obtaining and interpreting biological hypotheses, (3) to give an integrated overview of modern biology and 4) to develop thinking and writing skills. Topics in Biology 152 are divided among four areas: (a) cellular and molecular biology, (b) genetics, (c) evolution, and (d) ecology. Students MUST: (1) attend 3 lectures and two 3-hour lab/discussion sections each week; (2) ATTEND THEIR ASSIGNED LAB/DISC MEETINGS EACH WEEK STARTING WITH THE FIRST WEEK OR THEIR SPACE MAY BE GIVEN TO SOMEONE ON THE WAITING LIST; and (3) RESERVE the times and dates for the midterm and final exams (as specified in the Time Schedule) before enrolling. There are usually two midterm exams and a final exam. Students usually purchase a textbook, lab manual and course pack consisting of a syllabus and lecture notes. No other study guides or supplementary materials need be bought. For further information contact the Biology 152/154 office, 1039 Chem Bldg (764-1430). Cost:3 WL:2, but go to 1039 Chem.
305. Genetics. Biol. 152 or 195 (or the equivalent). Beginning with Winter Term, 1994, prior or concurrent enrollment in Biology 311(411) or Biol. Chem. 415 will be required. I, II, and IIIa. (4). (Excl).
Open to students concentrating in the natural sciences or intending to apply for graduate or professional study in basic or applied biology. This introduction to genetics includes the following sections: gene transmission in Eukaryotes, linkage and recombination, gene expression, mutation and recombination, DNA and chromosomes, recombinant DNA, gene regulation, developmental genetics, and population genetics. There are six hours of lecture each week and two discussion sections of one and a half hours each, directed by teaching assistants. The discussion sections introduce relevant new material, expand on and review lecture material, and discuss problem assignments. Grading is based on three exams covering lectures, discussions, reading assignments; exams include new problems that test applications of basic concepts and genetic techniques. A practice problem set is available and is covered in discussion sections or the Genetics Study Center. Two demonstrations of living material and genetic tools are given during the term. Cost:2 WL:1 (Jeyabalan)
311(411). Introductory Biochemistry. Biol. 152 or 195 (or the equivalent); and Math. 113 or 115; and organic chemistry and physics. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Biol. Chem. 415. I, II, and IIIa. (4). (Excl).
This course is taught by a self-paced, personalized system of instruction. Students interact, according to their own schedules, with undergraduate TA's. Upon attaining mastery, the student takes both a written and an oral quiz which is graded and evaluated by the TA. If mastery is attained, the student may proceed to the next unit. Grades are assigned according to the number of units successfully completed and performance on the midterm and final examinations. This system is designed to take into consideration different rates of individual learning as well as to eliminate competition among students. TA's are available approximately 75-80 hours/week. Cost:3 WL:1 (Osgood)
325. Principles of Animal Physiology: Lecture. Biol. 152-154 or 195 (or the equivalent) and a year of chemistry. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Biol. 420. II. (3). (Excl).
This course is an introduction to the physiological view of animals and emphasizes zoological rather than human aspects. The course uses evidence from different groups of organisms to identify the general principles of functional mechanisms. It also considers variations in these mechanisms as related to the requirements of the animals but does not attempt a phylogenetic survey. The course is intended for concentrators and pre-medical students in their sophomore, junior, or senior years. The subject matter includes metabolism and temperature regulation, water and ion balance and excretion, digestion, respiration and circulation, and the nervous system and integration. Cost:4 WL:1 (Quigley)
381. General Ecology. Biol. 152-154 or
195 (or the equivalent); and a laboratory course in chemistry.
I and IIIb in Ann Arbor; IIIa and IIIb at Biol. Station. (6 in
Ann Arbor; 5 at Biol. Station). (Excl). Satisfies a Biology laboratory
Section 711. May 15 – June 10, 1994 at the Biological Station on Douglas Lake near Pellston, Michigan. This five-credit course is intended for students who have taken introductory biology (Biology 152-154, or equivalent) and wish to learn about both ecology and be exposed to the natural history of the region. Class size will be small (max=15 students) and the course will be intense. Students will live at the University's Biological Station in Pellston and take only this course for four weeks. Class will meet from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The course will consider the factors influencing the distribution and abundance of animals and plants. Course topics include individual ecology (population dynamics, competition, predation, and other species interactions), community ecology (species diversity and succession), ecosystem ecology (nutrient cycling and energy flow), human impact on the ecosystem. Lecture and discussion will be supplemented by field projects designed to test a variety of ecological questions in a range of terrestrial and aquatic communities. For more information about this course and the Biological Station contact: UMBS office, 1111 Natural Science Building (763-4461).
382. Introduction to Field Research and Analytic Skills.
Biol. 152-154 or the equivalent; and participation
in the Comprehensive Studies Program. IIIb at the Biological Station.
(5). (Excl). Satisfies a Biology laboratory requirement.
Section 711 – Comprehensive Studies Program in Field Biology. May 15 – June 10, 1994 at the Biological Station on Douglas Lake near Pellston, Michigan. This year the University of Michigan Biological Station will offer the fourth season of the Comprehensive Studies Program in Field Biology (CSP/FB). CSP/FB is especially designed to develop strengths and potential in areas where students may have had limited prior experience. It will also provide a solid foundation in observational and analytical skills indispensable for future success in science. A small group of CSP students (no more than twelve) will work together in a supportive environment specifically tailored to individual backgrounds and needs. They will earn five undergraduate biology credits. Introduction to Field Research and Analytical Skills will follow an integrative approach designed to provide a background in a wide array of topics relevant to field biology. The course will introduce students to the methods, theories, and approaches used by biologists to observe, analyze, and interpret how organisms function in their natural environment. Participants will become familiar with the major groups and common species of living organisms present at the Biological Station. A primary objective is to gain an appreciation for the wealth of biological problems available for study in the field and working familiarity with the observational, analytic, and systematic scientific skills used to approach them. Since CSP/FB has been a special, fully funded program, acceptance is competitive, and early application is advisable. Tuition, fees, and room and board have been covered in the past, and students selected for the program may also be eligible for an additional stipend to cover their share of spring earning expectation. *You must be a CSP participant to enroll. For more information about this course and the Biological Station contact: UMBS office, 1111 Natural Science Building (763-4461).
412. Teaching Biochemistry by the Keller Plan. Biol. 411 and permission of instructor. May not be included in any of the Biological Sciences concentration programs. I, II, and IIIa. (3). (Excl). This is a graded course. (EXPERIENTIAL).
Undergraduates who previously have taken an introductory biochemistry course act as TA's for Introductory Biochemistry (Biology 311). Each TA provides two mastery level questions for each course unit (30 total) from which the instructor constructs the final examination and midterm examination for Biology 311. TA's meet with the instructor for a two-hour class each week for lectures, presentations, and discussions of teaching and biochemistry. TA's also prepare a report on a recent advance in biochemistry which they present to their peers and the instructor. The major roles of the TA's are to examine the students on their mastery of unit material and to help the student requiring explanation supplementary to the textbook. At the completion of an instructor-generated written quiz, the student and TA grade the quiz together. TA's learn considerable biochemistry by repeated teachings of unit materials and, in addition, profit from their experience as teachers and evaluators. Cost:1 WL:3 (Osgood)
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