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Winter Academic Term 2002 Course Guide

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Courses in Biology


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Winter Academic Term, 2002 (January 7 - April 26)

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Winter Academic Term '02 Time Schedule for Biology.


BIOLOGY 102. Practical Botany.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): George Estabrook (gfred@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Credit is granted for a combined total of 12 credits elected in introductory biology. (4). (NS). (BS). Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Credits: (4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Biology 102 is an introductory course about plants and how they are used by people. Each week there are two one-hour lectures, one afternoon two-and-a-half hour lab at the Botanical Gardens, and one one-hour discussion on main campus. Lecture topics include: what plants look like; how plants work; how they make their living in nature; using this knowledge to landscape your house, caring for your house plants, and growing your gardens; medicinal plants; plant breeding; agriculture and food; environmental and psychological importance of plants.

In the lab, each student has his/her own personal space in a greenhouse to grow plants that can be taken home during the term. Lab activities may include: looking at plants; planting seeds; growing plants; rooting cuttings; making medicinal salve; testing soil; preserving garden produce; making hanging baskets; using plant dyes; making bonsai; grafting plants; making wine; and forcing bulbs to flower. The text, An Illustrated Guide to Gardening, will be useful throughout your life. The only prerequisite is your interest in plants. You MUST attend the first lecture and first lab for which you are registered to retain your place; your attendance throughout the term determines part of your grade. Textbook: New Illustrated Guide to Gardening. Calkins et al. Editors

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BIOLOGY 108. Introduction to Animal Diversity.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Philip Myers (pmyers@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Credit is granted for a combined total of 12 credits elected in introductory biology. (4). (NS). (BS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/biology/108/001.nsf

The goal of this course is to describe the diversity of animals. Students will learn about the diversity of animal life, accumulate information and experience that will enhance their appreciation of the natural world, and gain background to enable them to understand better current issues concerning biodiversity and conservation. Lectures will be presented by faculty who work with the animals being considered. Topics for each group of animals studied will include a description of diversity, evolutionary background, natural history, and issues concerning conservation or biodiversity. Students will attend three lectures and one discussion section per week. Grades for the course will be based on two midterms, a paper, participation in discussion section activities, and a final exam. Textbooks: Animal Diversity, 2nd. edition, by Hickman, Roberts, and Larson. Diversity of Life, College Edition, by E.L. Wilson.

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BIOLOGY 118. AIDS and Other Health Crises.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Robert A Bender (rbender@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Credit is granted for a combined total of 12 credits elected in introductory biology. (4). (NS). (BS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.biology.lsa.umich.edu/courses/bio118/index.htm

This course is designed for non-concentrators with a minimal background in the sciences. The course focuses on the concepts of health and disease and their impact on society. It also focuses on the impacts of the structures and attitudes of society on health and disease. We will examine a number of health crises, especially AIDS, from the multiple viewpoints of science, medicine, public health, law, social prejudices, mass media, high culture, and the historical effects of health and disease. Specific topics will include extensive discussions of "Mad Cow Disease," Syphilis from 1880 to the present, and the tragic story of Mary Mallon ("Typhoid Mary") as well as some discussion of cholera, tuberculosis, influenza, and the black death. About half of the course will be devoted to AIDS. The course consists of two 90-minute lectures per week and a 1-hour discussion led by a graduate student instructor. Grades are based on five in-class exams and an optional final exam.

Required Reading: Deadly Feasts by Richard Rhodes; And the Band Played On by Randy Shilts Recommended: AIDS Update 2001 by G. J. Stine.

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BIOLOGY 120. First Year Seminar in Biology.

Section 001 Evolution of Life.

Instructor(s): David G Shappirio (dshap@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. Credit is granted for a combined total of 12 credits elected in introductory biology. (3). (NS). (BS).

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This seminar focuses on major questions in Biology, with ideas and evidence coming from Biology and from other sciences. What are the kinds of organisms? When did they arise? How are they interrelated? How have they become different? What insight comes from Biology, and what from other sciences? What can we predict about the future? Students are expected to read, to participate in discussions based on readings, and to write one or more brief papers.

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BIOLOGY 120. First Year Seminar in Biology.

Section 002 Emerging And Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Instructor(s): Alice G Reinarz (areinarz@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. Credit is granted for a combined total of 12 credits elected in introductory biology. (3). (NS). (BS).

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

During the age of discovery of antibiotics, medical scientists often expressed confidence in winning the "War on Disease." Microbes have prevailed, however, and recent news is filled with accounts of recurring and previously unknown threats. This seminar will examine clinical victories and failures to contain infectious diseases. Models will include polio, influenza, HIV infections, multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, and Ebola. This course is limited to 20 first-year students. The course will be primarily discussion format and will include oral presentations by students. The grade will be based on class discussion, group presentation, and written assignments. Textbooks used: The Coming Plague by Laurie Garrett (1995) Penguin Books, New York, and The Hot Zone by Richard Preston (1994), Anchor Books (Doubleday), New York.

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BIOLOGY 130. Animal Behavior.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Robert B Payne (rbpayne@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Credit is granted for a combined total of 12 credits elected in introductory biology. (3). (NS). (BS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.lib.umich.edu/reserves/W02/BIO130/

The course is an introduction to the behavior of animals in their natural environment. Social behavior of birds, mammals, and insects is emphasized. Topics include:

  • the environment as animals perceive it;
  • natural selection and adaptations;
  • development of behavior, communication, sexual cooperation and mate choice;
  • social behavior of animals in groups;
  • the importance of family relationships; and
  • the evolution of traditions.

The course objectives are to gain a background in the natural behavior of animals and to explain the evolution of behavior. By the end of the course you should be able to:

  1. evaluate the evidence that behavior is shaped by natural selection;
  2. recognize the interaction between environmental modification and genetic determination; and
  3. explain sexual behavior, aggressive behavior, and social interactions in terms of evolution.

The course consists of lectures, readings, slides, and movies. Grades are based on two midterms and a final exam; exams are multiple choice. Texts: The Selfish Gene (rev. ed., R. Dawkins) and Animal Behavior, an Evolutionary Approach (7th ed., J. Alcock).

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BIOLOGY 162. Introductory Biology.

EXAMS WILL BE GIVEN FEB 4, MAR 4, AND MAR 25, 6-8 PM.

Instructor(s): Laura J Olsen (ljo@umich.edu) , Brian A Hazlett (bhazlett@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Prior or concurrent enrollment in Chemistry 130. Biology 162 is not open to students who have completed Biol. 152, 154 or 195. Credit is granted for a combined total of 12 credits elected in introductory biology. (5). (NS). (BS). Laboratory fee ($68) required.

Credits: (5).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($68) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.biology.lsa.umich.edu/courses/bio162/bio162.html

A one-term introductory course intended for concentrators in biology, other science programs, or preprofessional studies. Other suitably prepared students wishing detailed coverage of biology are also welcome. The aims of Biology 162 are:

  1. to provide factual and conceptual knowledge;
  2. to give an integrated overview of the central tenets of modern biology;
  3. to afford experience in obtaining and interpreting biological hypotheses; and
  4. to develop thinking and writing skills.

Topics in Biology 162 are divided among four areas:

  1. cellular and molecular biology;
  2. genetics;
  3. evolution; and
  4. ecology.

Students MUST:

  1. attend 3 lectures, 1 one-and-a-half hour discussion, and 1 three hour lab section each week;
  2. ATTEND THEIR ASSIGNED DISCUSSION AND LAB MEETINGS EACH WEEK STARTING WITH THEIR LAB AND DISCUSSIONS IN THE FIRST FULL 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.

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 Honors credit, register for one of the Honors discussion/lab sections.

For further information contact the Introductory Biology office, 1039 Chemistry Building (734) 764-1430.

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BIOLOGY 200. Undergraduate Tutorial.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of faculty member in biology. (2). (Excl). (BS). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is intended for sophomores learning research and laboratory techniques, working under close supervision of a faculty member. It may also be used for directed readings at an appropriate level. It includes reading on a significant topic and regular consultation with the faculty member chosen to supervise the work. The required paper could be on the scientific literature in a broad field, on biological issues on which the student may want to do continuing work, or on the detailed results of research in a biological specialty. Conferences, seminars, readings, and assigned writings are used to develop critical perspectives on modern biological problems and to provide breadth and sense of historical continuity in biological thought.

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BIOLOGY 201. Introduction to Research in the Life Sciences.

Instructor(s): Kathryn Tosney (ktosney@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Grade of B+ or better in Biol. 162. (1). (Excl).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is designed to help students identify potential mentors for independent lab or field research, and to introduce students to a wide variety of research questions, methods and styles. Biology 201 is particularly appropriate for students in Biol. 162, 305, 310, or 311 who hope to join the junior/senior Honors Concentration Program of the Biology Department. Such "concentration Honors" do not require membership in the LS&A freshman/sophomore Honors Program.

Biology 201 will introduce students to a diversity of research opportunities and approaches available on the UM campus. A variety of scientists who mentor undergraduate research will visit the class and talk about their research area and their own research. Scientists will represent various departments and schools. The course will also examine presentation strategies important to professional success, including writing, speaking, and presenting posters. Students will be evaluated based on attendance, participation in class discussions, mastery of reading assignments, short papers, and a class presentation.

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BIOLOGY 225(325). Principles of Animal Physiology: Lecture.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Karen A Ocorr (kocorr@umich.edu) , Gisela F Wilson (wilsongf@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Biol. 162 and a year of chemistry. (3). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://biology.lsa.umich.edu/~www/bio225Winter/

This course is an introduction to the physiology 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, nervous and endocrine system controls and integration, respiration and circulation, water and ion balance, excretion, digestion, reproduction, and immune system function. There are three one-hour lectures a week, three one-hour examinations, and a final exam. The web site for this course is located at http://www.biology.lsa.umich.edu/courses/bio225/winter

TEXT: Biology, (5th ed.) by Campbell, Reece and Mitchell

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BIOLOGY 226(326). Animal Physiology Laboratory.

Instructor(s): Sushama Denver (spavgi@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Concurrent enrollment in Biol. 225 (or prior enrollment in 325, with permission). Students who intend at a later date to take Biol. 225 will not be admitted to Biol. 226 without special permission. (2). (Excl). (BS). Satisfies a Biology laboratory requirement. Laboratory fee ($70) required.

Credits: (2).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($70) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.biology.lsa.umich.edu/~www/bio226/

This laboratory course provides hands-on experience with physiological systems at the level of organisms and organ systems. Prior or concurrent enrollment in BIO 225 is required to take this course. The laboratory meets for one four-hour session a week. Students perform experiments in small groups, collate class data, and perform analyses. Students should be aware that this course uses live animals. Each student is expected to lead one or more summary presentations at the beginning of the laboratory session following the conclusion of a previous laboratory exercise. The presentations will be 10-15 minutes in length and cover the analyses and summary of the data as well as provide conclusions and implications. Following the presentation, all students will be expected to contribute to the discussion. A term paper, an oral presentation, and other short assignments are required during the term.

Laboratory Exercises in Animal Physiology, Biology 226, Winter 2001, edited by Dr. Sushama Pavgi is required for the course. It is available at Dollar Bill Copying, located at 611 Church Street (off South University Avenue).

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BIOLOGY 255. Plant Diversity.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Michael J Wynne (mwynne@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (5). (NS). (BS). Satisfies a Biology laboratory requirement. Laboratory fee ($60) required.

Credits: (5).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($60) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.biology.lsa.umich.edu/courses/bio255/bio255.html

An introductory botany course covering a broad spectrum of topics including principles of plant systematics, evolution, growth, and development. The lectures and laboratories concentrate on a group-by-group treatment of plant diversity, ranging from algae and fungi through primitive vascular plants and culminating in flowering plants. The approach is an evolutionary perspective, treating plants as organisms and emphasizing the innovations and structural adaptations of the various plant groups as well as life history strategies. Such topics as pollination biology, plant speciation, and vegetational biomes are included. The course also includes plant growth and structure. Two field trips are scheduled. Two one-hour lectures and two three-hour labs per week. A total of three lecture tests and three laboratory tests will be scheduled. Text: Raven et al., Biology of Plants, 6th edition.

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BIOLOGY 262 / UC 262 / PSYCH 232. Evolutionary Biology and Human Disease.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Randolph M Nesse (nesse@umich.edu) , David Mindell (mindell@umich.edu) , Alan Weder (aweder@umich.edu) , Cooper Vaughn (vcooper@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (NS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See University Courses 262.001.

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BIOLOGY 281. General Ecology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): J Russ Butler (jrussb@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Biol. 162 and a laboratory course in chemistry. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Biol. 381. (3). (NS). (BS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Ecology is the science by which we study how organisms (animals, plants, and microbes) interact in and with the natural world. These interactions result in changes, over space and time, in the abundance of organisms of different kinds. Biology 281 is a survey of topics in the science of ecology including: physical properties of the environment and how organisms respond to them; how organisms interact with each other within species and between species; population dynamics; ecological communities; and indirect effects. There are two lectures and one 2-hour discussion per week. Students are expected to read the text. Biology 281 is intended for natural science concentrators. Students who have completed (or nearly so) the prerequisites for their natural science concentration will be better prepared to take Biology 281.

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BIOLOGY 300. Undergraduate Research.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Eight credits of biology and 3.0 grade point average in science; permission of faculty member in biology. (1-3). (Excl). (BS). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of 9 credits.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: http://www.biology.lsa.umich.edu/academic/undergrad/research.html

Biology 300 intended primarily for juniors, including Honors students, who wish to pursue independent research or study at an intermediate level in an area of biological science. Students may ask an appropriate faculty member in the Department of Biology to direct the research project and supervise related readings. The project may take the form of an investigation of new problems in the field or laboratory, a detailed investigation of primary sources (a literature survey), development of new procedures or programs, design of a classroom experiment, etc. A final paper is required and must be approved by the research advisor.

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BIOLOGY 302. Teaching Experience for Undergraduates.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-3). (Excl). May not be included in any of the Biological Sciences concentration programs. (EXPERIENTIAL).

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Undergraduates participating in this course are responsible for:

  1. aiding regularly assigned Graduate Student Instructors;
  2. providing tutorial help for undergraduates enrolled in the course;
  3. meeting regularly with discussion and laboratory sessions; and
  4. participating with Graduate Student Instructors in instructional activities.

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BIOLOGY 305. Genetics.

Section 001 EXAMS WILL BE HELD MONDAYS, FEB.4 , MAR. 11, AND APR. 1, 6:00-8:00 P.M.

Instructor(s): Steven E Clark (clarks@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Biol. 162, and prior or concurrent enrollment in Chem. 210. (4). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.biology.lsa.umich.edu/courses/bio305/bio305.html

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: DNA and chromosomes; gene transmission in Eukaryotes; linkage and recombination; genes and enzymes, the genetic code, and mutation; recombinant DNA, RFLP mapping, the Human Genome Project; gene regulation, transposons; population genetics; and quantitative genetics.

There are three hours of lecture each week and one discussion section directed by GSIs. The discussion sections expand on and review lecture material, and discuss problem assignments. Grading is based on three term exams and a final covering lectures, discussions, and 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. The three term exams are given Monday nights.

Text: Principles of Genetics (2nd edition) by Snustad and Simmons

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BIOLOGY 306. Introductory Genetics Laboratory.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Santhadevi Jeyabalan (sjeyabal@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Prior or concurrent enrollment in Biol. 305. (3). (Excl). (BS). Satisfies a Biology laboratory requirement. Laboratory fee ($70) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($70) required.

Course Homepage: http://biology.lsa.umich.edu/~www/bio306/

This course provides students with laboratory experience on basic genetic principles. Students will analyze patterns of inheritance, gene interaction, linkage relationship, and genetic mapping of unknown mutants of Drosophila through a series of genetic crosses. By using molecular techniques such as Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and gel electrophoresis, mutations in Caenorhabditis elegans will be mapped to chromosomal locations. The experiments in microbial genetics include mapping by conjugation in E. coli, recombination analysis by transduction using bacteria and phage, and complementation tests on "his" mutants of yeast. Experiments in Human Population Genetics include calculating allelic frequencies of PTC tasting in the class.

Students will also be doing DNA fingerprinting of a VNTR locus using their own squamous epithelial cells. One hour lecture on Mondays 1-2 PM and one three-hour lab are scheduled each week; additional 3-4 hours of lab time per week is expected at irregular times. Students are expected to write one formal lab report and to keep a complete and accurate record of all results and analyses in a bound lab notebook. There are two tests given during the term. Students will need to purchase a lab manual from Grade A Notes.

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BIOLOGY 307. Developmental Biology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Ronald E Ellis (ronellis@umich.edu) , Rolf Andre Bodmer (rolf@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Biol. 305. (3). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.biology.lsa.umich.edu/courses/bio307/Bio307.html

Developmental Biology (307) provides an introduction to the principles involved in the development of a single fertilized egg into a complex organism, which consists of many specialized tissues and organs. We emphasize the experimental evidence that leads to our current understanding of development, evidence that involves a variety of molecular, genetic and cell-biological studies. Because of the unity of life, we also take a comparative approach, and discuss experiments in numerous vertebrate and invertebrate animal model systems that elucidated fundamental developmental processes.

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BIOLOGY 308. Developmental Biology Laboratory.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Santhadevi Jeyabalan (sjeyabal@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Prior or concurrent enrollment in Biol. 307. (3). (Excl). (BS). Satisfies a Biology laboratory requirement. Laboratory fee ($45) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($45) required.

Course Homepage: http://biology.lsa.umich.edu/~www/bio 308

Biology 208 or 307 or permission of the instructor are required as prerequisites for this course.

This course provides students with the opportunity to study first hand the development of a number of live vertebrate and invertebrate embryos, specifically sea urchin, amphibian, and chick embryos. In addition to observation of normal embryogenesis, students perform several of the experimental analyses which have contributed to a basic understanding of developmental processes.

Exercises focus on fertilization, developmental morphology, induction, determination and differentiation of various tissues, metamorphosis, and regeneration. Students perform 'in vitro' culturing of embryonic tissues, chemical and surgical manipulation of embryos. In addition to one hour of lecture and one scheduled three-hour laboratory session each week, students are expected to spend about three additional hours in the laboratory each week. Grades are based on three laboratory tests, a term paper, and lab notebook evaluation. Maintenance of a lab notebook for a complete and accurate record of observations and experimental results is required. There is a required lab manual.

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BIOLOGY 310. Introductory Biochemistry.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Karen A Ocorr (kocorr@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Biol. 162 or a 200-level course in Biology taken at UM; and Chem. 210. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Biol. 311, Biol. Chem. 415, or Chemistry 451. (4). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://biology.lsa.umich.edu/~www/bio310/

Introductory Biochemistry is designed to be a general introduction to the chemistry of biological systems. The biweekly lectures for this course are designed to help student put biochemical reactions into a cellular context. Students are exposed to the strategies used by cells and multicellular organisms to coordinate the activity of various metabolic pathways. Topics covered include: protein structure and function; enzyme kinetics; molecular biology techniques, intermediary metabolism; photosynthesis; transcription; translation; and the hormonal regulation of metabolism.

In addition to the lectures, there is a weekly discussion session which has a project-based format. Students are provided with an opportunity to become more actively involved in their own learning experience and to further explore the relationship between biochemistry and the world around them through weekly mini-presentations. The weekly projects are designed to help students master the material using the Internet, scientific literature, etc. Discussion sessions are informal, allowing students ample opportunity to discuss the lecture topics and ask questions. There is an extensive web site for this course providing students with numerous additional resources to help them master the material (http://biology.lsa.umich.edu/~www/bio310/). Grades in this course are based on performance in the discussion session, two in-class exams, and a final exam.

Textbook: Lehringer's Principles of Biochemistry by Nelson and Cox. Absolute, Ultimate Guide to Principles of Biochemistry by Osgood and Ocorr.

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BIOLOGY 311. Introductory Biochemistry.

Section 001 ORIENTATION MEETING MON., JAN. 7, 6-7 PM., NS AUD. SELF-PACED, PERSONALIZED SYSTEM OF INSTRUCTION. MIDTERM EXAM WED., FEB. 20, 6-9 PM; FINAL EXAM FRI., APRIL 19, 6-9 PM.

Instructor(s): Marcy P Osgood (mosgood@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Biol. 162 or a 200-level course in Biology taken at UM; and Chem. 210. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Biol. 310, Biol. Chem. 415, or Chem 451. (4). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://biology.lsa.umich.edu/courses/bio311/

This course is taught by a self-paced, personalized system of instruction. Students interact, according to their own schedules, with undergraduate TA's. The student takes both a written and an oral quiz for each of 12 units 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.

Textbook: Lehninger's Principles of Biochemistry. 3rd Edition.

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BIOLOGY 341. Parasitology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Barry M Oconnor (bmoc@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Biol. 162. (4). (Excl). (BS). Satisfies a Biology laboratory requirement. Laboratory fee ($30) required.

Credits: (4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($30) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.ummz.lsa.umich.edu/curators/bmoc/bio341/

This course concentrates on the biology of animal/animal interactions including parasitism, commensalism, and mutualism. The focus is primarily evolutionary and ecological, with emphasis on the origins and development of such associations. The organismal approach will be stressed in studies of Protozoa, various helminth groups and arthropods, with examples including parasites of medical and veterinary importance. Discussions of host-parasite interactions will include co-evolutionary perspectives. No specific background other than introductory biology is required, although courses in ecology and evolutionary biology will be helpful. Students will be evaluated on the basis of two hour-exams, a lecture final, a term paper, laboratory quizzes, and a practical examination. This course consists of three lectures and one lab weekly. Textbook: Roberts and Janovy, Foundations of Parasitology, 6th ed.

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BIOLOGY 390. Evolution.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): David P Mindell (mindell@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Biol. 162; prior or concurrent enrollment in Biol. 305. (4 in Ann Arbor; 5 at Biol. Station). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (4 in Ann Arbor; 5 at Biol. Station).

Course Homepage: http://www.biology.lsa.umich.edu/courses/bio390/390index.html

This is a comprehensive lecture and discussion section course covering the evolution of organisms. This includes critical examination of: the origin of evolutionary thought, evolution at the molecular level, genetic change among populations and higher taxa, natural selection, speciation, phylogenetic systematics, the fossil record, development, patterns of extinction, biogeography, coevolution, and human evolution. Weekly discussions will focus on primary literature. One midterm test and one cumulative final exam will test students' knowledge of evolutionary biology. Writing assignment(s) based on readings from the primary scientific literature will be required.

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BIOLOGY 400. Advanced Research.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: 12 credits of biology, 3.0 average in science, and permission of faculty member in biology. (1-3). (Excl). (BS). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of 9 credits.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: http://www.biology.lsa.umich.edu/academic/undergrad/research.html

Intended for those engaged in original research at an advanced level. This course number is most frequently elected by senior Honors students who have completed Biology 300 and who are completing their research and writing their thesis. A final paper is required. (Refer to the description of Biology 300 for more information.)

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BIOLOGY 401. Advanced Topics in Biology.

Section 001 Special Topics in Ecology and Evolution.

Instructor(s): William Fink (wfink@umich.edu) , Deborah Goldberg (degold@umich.edu) , Mark Wilson (wilsonml@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Intended for senior concentrators. The prerequisites will be set by the instructor as appropriate for each section. (3). (Excl). (BS). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course addresses topics at the interface of ecology and evolution, incorporating time scales from short-term population dynamics to epochs extending deep in the history of life. Specific topics include incorporating phylogenetic information into comparative ecology, using ecologically-important traits in reconstructing phylogenies, and patterns and mechanisms of genotype by environment interactions. The course meets once per week for background lectures and discussions of readings in the primary literature. In addition, there will be periodic visits by experts in the field to give lectures and hold discussions with the students and a weekend-long symposium involving lectures by several distinguished scholars in the field, a panel discussion and meetings between students and the invited scholars. Requirements include full participation in all activities, periodic essays, and a term paper.

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BIOLOGY 412. Teaching Biochemistry by the Keller Plan.

Section 001 FIRST MEETING THURS. JAN. 10, 1:00 P.M.

Instructor(s): Marcy P Osgood (mosgood@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Biol. 311 and permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). This is a graded course. May not be included in any of the Biological Sciences concentration programs. (EXPERIENTIAL).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.biology.lsa.umich.edu/~www/bio311/proctor.shtml

Undergraduates who previously have taken an introductory biochemistry course act as TAs for Introductory Biochemistry (Biology 311). TAs meet with the instructor for a two-hour class each week for lectures, presentations, and discussions of teaching and biochemistry. TAs also prepare a report on a recent advance in biochemistry which they present to their peers and the instructor. The major roles of the TAs are to examine the students on their mastery of unit material and to help the students with explanations supplementary to the textbook. At the completion of an instructor-generated written quiz, the student and TA grade the quiz together. TAs learn considerable biochemistry by repeated teachings of unit materials and, in addition, profit from their experience as teachers and evaluators.

Text: Lehninger's Principles of Biochemistry 3rd Edition, Nelson and Cox.

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BIOLOGY 413. Plant Molecular Biology Laboratory.

Instructor(s): Eran Pichersky (lelx@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Biol. 310 or 311, or Biol. Chem. 415; and Biol. 305. (3). (Excl). (BS). Satisfies a Biology laboratory requirement. Laboratory fee ($70) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($70) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This is a project lab in which students learn to identify and analyze plant genes and gene products using the latest techniques of molecular biology. Emphasis will be on genes encoding unique plant characteristics. Students will first isolate genes from DNA libraries of various plant species. They will then analyze the sequence of genes they have isolated by DNA sequencing, and will characterize their copy number and expression levels by various techniques such as Southern blots, Northern blots, etc. The genes will then be manipulated to produce the gene products (i.e., proteins) in a bacterial system.

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BIOLOGY 419. Endocrinology Laboratory.

Instructor(s): Sushama Denver (spavgi@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Prior or concurrent enrollment in Biol. 418. (3). (Excl). (BS). Satisfies a Biology laboratory requirement. Laboratory fee ($70) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($70) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.biology.lsa.umich.edu/~www/bio419/

This laboratory course provides hands-on experience with methods used in endocrinological investigations. The students will learn techniques ranging from the organismal to the molecular level. The course emphasizes hypothesis testing, modern techniques, and data analysis. Prior or concurrent enrollment in BIO 418 is required to take this course. The enrollment is limited to 12 students. Students should be aware that this course uses live animals. The laboratory will meet twice a week (a four-hour session and a two-hour session), however, students should anticipate an additional two or three hours laboratory time at various (and occasionally odd) times in the week. Course assignments include a term paper, quizzes, and other short assignments.

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BIOLOGY 426. Molecular Endocrinology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Cunming Duan (cduan@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Biol. 310, 311, or Biol. Chem. 415; and Biol. 225 or 418. (3). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.biology.lsa.umich.edu/courses/bio426/intro.html

This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive overview on the latest advances in our understanding of how hormones work at the molecular and cellular level in vertebrate animal systems, including humans. This course is intended for advanced undergraduate students, pre-medical students, and beginning graduate students. The course will begin with an overview of the vertebrate endocrine systems. We will then examine several topics, including growth factor biology, hormone receptors, intracellular signal transduction pathways, and hormonally regulated gene expression. A portion of this course will be devoted to discussing specific topics (i.e., hormones and cancer, environmental endocrine disrupters, etc.) and reading relevant research publications. Students are expected to have a basic familiarity with biochemistry and/or animal physiology. Courses in endocrinology and cell and molecular biology are helpful but not required. Grades will be based on three examinations.

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BIOLOGY 427. Molecular Biology.

Section 001 MIDTERM EXAMS WILL BE HELD MONDAY EVENINGS, FEB. 4, MAR. 18, AND APR. 15, 6-8 P.M.

Instructor(s): Ruthann Nichols , Harry Levine

Prerequisites & Distribution: Biol. 305; and Biol. 310 or 311, or Biol. Chem. 415. (4). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Comprehensive coverage of the general principles governing the structures, synthesis, and functions of DNA, RNA, and proteins in the context of the cell. Emphasizes understanding methods and interpretation of data. Topics include genome organization, DNA replication and transposition, chromosome segregation, transcription and translation, the processing of macromolecules, signal transfer, and regulation at various levels. Two lectures per week are supplemented by a 1.5 hour discussion section.

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BIOLOGY 428. Cell Biology.

Section 001 MIDTERM EXAMS WILL BE HELD TUES, FEB 5, AND TUES, MAR 19, 6-8 PM.

Instructor(s): James Bardwell (jbardwel@umich.edu) , Kenneth M Cadigan (cadigan@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Biol. 305; and Biol. 310 or 311, or Biol. Chem. 415. Students with credit for Biol. 320 must obtain permission of instructor. (4). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.biology.lsa.umich.edu/~www/bio428/

Biology 428 is designed to provide students with a comprehensive overview of the biology of eukaryotes and prokaryotes at the cellular and molecular level. This course is intended for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students. The information is presented at a level that requires students to integrate information from their other biology, chemistry, and biochemistry courses. Topics include: cell structure and function; cell membranes; intracellular organelles and cytoskeleton; inter- and intra-cellular signaling; cell development and cell cycle. Students will be expected to integrate the scientific data presented in class as well as to read and interpret basic research drawn from the current scientific literature. Grades will be based on four exams and the discussion section.

Contact jbardwel@umich.edu or cadigan@umich.edu if you have questions regarding the course.

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BIOLOGY 429. Laboratory in Cell and Molecular Biology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Biol. 427 or 428, or concurrent enrollment in Biol. 428. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Biol. Chem. 416 or 516. (3). (Excl). (BS). Satisfies a Biology laboratory requirement. Laboratory fee ($70) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($70) required.

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/biology/429/001.nsf

The course consists of one lecture and two four hour laboratory sessions each week. Additional time outside of scheduled laboratory sessions will be required. The lectures provide the background for techniques used in the laboratory and assume a fundamental knowledge of cell and molecular biology. The laboratory sessions introduce microscopy, biochemical approaches, and nucleic acid and protein techniques. Grades are based on two exams, laboratory practical quizzes, and a group grant proposal. The course can be used to satisfy requirements in the Cell and Molecular Biology Concentration and Microbiology Concentration. It is also appropriate for the Biology Concentration.

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BIOLOGY 430. Molecular Biology of Plants.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): John W Schiefelbein (schiefel@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Biol. 305; and 310 or 311, or Biol. Chem. 415. (3). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The topic of this course is major advances in understanding molecular processes in plants, and the contribution of molecular biological techniques to these advances. The course is intended for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students. The course will begin with an overview of the basic techniques of molecular biology such as cloning and sequencing of DNA, transformation, and analysis of gene expression. We will then examine selected topics in detail, including genome structure, biochemical pathways, photoreception, photosynthesis, signaling, and development. We will read and then discuss research publications in class. Student performance will be evaluated on the basis of class presentations and participation, and two examinations.

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BIOLOGY 450. Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Ronald A Nussbaum (nuss@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Biol. 162. (5). (Excl). (BS). Satisfies a Biology laboratory requirement. Laboratory fee ($70) required.

Credits: (5).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($70) required.

Course Homepage: http://biology.lsa.umich.edu/courses/bio450/

Lectures on the evolution, behavior, ecology, and life history of amphibians and reptiles. Laboratory exercises and field trips emphasize identification, life history, adaptations, and field methods.

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BIOLOGY 472. Plant-Animal Interactions.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Beverly J Rathcke (brathcke@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Biol. 281. (3). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

In this course, we will examine the ecology and evolution of the interactions between plants and animals and fungi including herbivory, pollination, dispersal, and resource mutualisms. Current theory, hypothesis testing, and empirical approaches will be examined in depth. The format will include two 1.5 hour lectures with interactive discussions per week. Readings will be from the current literature. No textbook is required. Assignments will include short papers or essays, a term paper with peer review, and an oral presentation. This course is intended for upper-level undergraduate students and graduate students.

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BIOLOGY 476 / NRE 476. Ecosystem Ecology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): George W Kling II (gwk@umich.edu) , Donald R Zak (drzak@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: An ecology course in the department of Biology, or an ecology course approved by the instructor; and permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.biology.lsa.umich.edu/~gwk/teaching/ecosystems/476home.html

Ecosystem Ecology focuses on current theories regarding the control and function of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, the approaches and techniques being used to test these theories, and the application of theory to the management and restoration of ecosystems. The scope includes examples from terrestrial, marine, and freshwater ecosystems. Prerequisites: Prerequisites: General Ecology and an upper-level course in Aquatic or Terrestrial Ecology.

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BIOLOGY 483. Limnology: Freshwater Ecology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): John T Lehman (jtlehman@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Advanced undergraduate or graduate standing, with background in physics, chemistry, biology, or water-related sciences. (3). (Excl). (BS). (QR/1).

Full QR

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/biology/483/001.nsf

Lakes and lake processes will be discussed from the perspective of identifying environmental problems and using scientific knowledge to solve the problems. We will use a series of case studies that include Lake Michigan and other Great Lakes as well as other lakes in North America, Europe, and Africa. The academic emphasis of the course will be on understanding and integrating the causes and effects of physical, geological, chemical, and biological aspects of lake environments.

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BIOLOGY 484. Limnology Laboratory.

Instructor(s): John T Lehman (jtlehman@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Concurrent enrollment in Biol. 483. (3). (Excl). (BS). (QR/1). Satisfies a Biology laboratory requirement. Laboratory fee ($70) required.

Full QR

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($70) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Field and laboratory techniques in aquatic science. Several field trips to local lakes during both ice cover and open water conditions will enable students to master sampling and measurement techniques for acquiring physical, chemical, and biological data. Laboratory work will include chemical analysis of lake water, taxonomy and counting methods for aquatic biota, use of automated data acquisition technology, and experimental methods applicable to lake plankton communities.

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BIOLOGY 487 / NRE 409. Ecology of Fishes.

Section 001 (4 credits). Meets with Biology 487.003.

Instructor(s): Edward S Rutherford (edwardr@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: One course in ecology. (Lectures: 3 credits; lectures and lab: 4 credits). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (Lectures: 3 credits; lectures and lab: 4 credits).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~nre409/

Ecology is the study of interactions which determine the distribution and abundance of organisms. For fishes, these interactions can roughly be categorized into physiological, behavioral, and population-community interactions. Ecology of fishes is organized to examine all of these interactions.

Although fishes are emphasized, other aquatic organisms are also included. Also, aquatic ecosystems of interest include not only local freshwater systems, but also tropical and marine ones. The course gives special emphasis on bioenergetics of fish, and how energy flow is viewed on an individual, population, and community level of organization.

The course consists of three hours of lecture per week (for three credits). There is also an optional lab (three hours per week) for one more credit. The lab emphasizes field ecology of fishes, as well as laboratory analyses of energetics and behavior. Evaluation of students is based on two midterm exams and a final exam, which emphasize essay questions involving synthesis. The lab is evaluated on a lab notebook and an exam. Reading materials include a textbook (estimated cost $45) and a small course pack (estimated cost $10).

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BIOLOGY 487 / NRE 409. Ecology of Fishes.

Section 003 (3 credits). Meets with Biology 487.001.

Instructor(s): Edward S Rutherford (edwardr@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: One course in ecology. (Lectures: 3 credits; lectures and lab: 4 credits). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (Lectures: 3 credits; lectures and lab: 4 credits).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~nre409/

See Biology 487.001.

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BIOLOGY 488. Microbial Ecology of Terrestrial Ecosystems.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Robert D Fogel (rfogel@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Biol. 162. (3). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.herb.lsa.umich.edu/teaching/Bio488/488_indx.htm

Biotechnology has brought new recognition to these fascinating and unique organisms. This lecture course surveys the members of the soil biota (bacteria, fungi, insects, and other invertebrates), provides an introduction to their ecology, structure and function of terrestrial ecosystems, and importance to man in biotechnology, maintaining and restoring ecosystem productivity, and plant pathology. This course provides useful training for students interested in careers in biotechnology, plant pathology, forest pathology, soil biology, and microbial ecology. Grades are based on three hourly exams and a group project. Textbook: Paul, E.A. and F.E. Clark, 1996. Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry.
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BIOLOGY 490. Population and Quantitative Genetics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jianzhi Zhang (jzhang@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Biol. 305. (3). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The purpose of this course is to introduce population genetics as it relates to all branches of modern biology. Emphasis will be placed on basic concepts and methods. We will systematically examine the effects of mutation, migration, selection, and random drift on genetic variations within and between populations and will introduce key methods of molecular population genetics and evolution. Real data, mostly from recent literature, will be discussed to illustrate the power of population genetics in addressing questions related to human origins, development, ecology, diseases, etc. Students will also have ample opportunities to apply the theories to real biological questions and to get familiar with some frequently used software in the field. We anticipate students to develop "population" thinking during the course, which has not been emphasized in most molecular biology courses. Evaluation will be by ~ five assignments and one term paper.

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BIOLOGY 496 / NRE 425. Population Ecology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): James Edward Breck (breck@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: General ecology and NR&E 438; calculus recommended. (4). (Excl). (BS). Satisfies a Biology laboratory requirement.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.snre.umich.edu/NRE425/index.html

In this course you will learn the major concepts and models used in understanding the structure and abundance of populations in space and time. Population ecology is a very active area of research, making important contributions to the conservation and management of natural resources. This course is intended to give you an overview of this expanding field and the background to understand future developments. Lecture topics will include exponential population growth, resource-limited population growth, models with age structure or stage structure, individual-based models, metapopulations, spatial models, competition, predation, and patch dynamics. Major themes in the course include life history trade-offs, optimization, consequences of body size, and application of concepts and models to the conservation and management of animal and plant populations. In order to learn this material you should apply it to solve problems. A structured set of problems will be assigned in the computer labs as homework. We will use spreadsheets (for example, Microsoft Excel) and mathematical software (for example, MathCad) to solve the problems and display the results.

Goals. The goals of this course are to:

  • Become familiar with the major concepts and models in population ecology, and
  • Be able to use these as tools to solve applied problems in the conservation and management of animal and plant populations.

Through the readings and computer labs you will get experience in applying concepts and using analytical methods to help understand the dynamics of populations and help manage animal and plant populations.

Required text: Gotelli, Nicholas J. 1998. A Primer of Ecology. 2nd ed. Sinauer Associates, Inc., Sunderland, Mass. [Available at the Michigan Union Bookstore; might also be at Michigan Book & Supply, and Ulrich's.] A bibliography is available containing references mentioned in lecture and lab, used in their preparation, as well as some key papers.

Prerequisites: This course assumes you have taken an introductory course in general ecology and one year of calculus. Some familiarity with computer spreadsheet software (for example, Microsoft Excel) will be helpful. Mathematical software (MathCad) will be introduced.

Course requirements. You will be expected to:

  • Attend lectures on a regular basis;
  • Complete weekly computer lab assignments;
  • Complete the term project;
  • Take the midterm exam and the final exam.

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BIOLOGY 497. Community Ecology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Deborah E Goldberg (degold@umich.edu) , Earl E Werner (eewerner@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: A course in ecology. (3). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

An examination of current theory and empirical research on ecological communities. Emphasis is on the analyses of patterns in community structure and species diversity, and the mechanisms responsible for generating and maintaining these patterns. Specific topics include the roles of species interactions such as: competition, predation, and mutualisms; spatial and temporal heterogeneity; landscape structure and biogeography, in community processes. A background in ecology is required. Readings are from the original literature. There are two one and one-half hour lecture/discussions per week.

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BIOLOGY 526 / CHEM 526. Chemical Biology II.

Section 100.

Instructor(s): Vincent Pecoraro (vlpec@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Biol. 525. Prior or concurrent enrollment in Chemistry 402 or equivalent. (3). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Chemistry 526.100.

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BIOLOGY 541 / PSYCH 532 / PHYSIOL 541 / ANAT 541. Mammalian Reproductive Endocrinology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Theresa Lee (terrilee@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Biol. 310 or 311, or Biol. Chem. 415. (4). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~rspwww/courses.html

See Physiology 541.001.

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