Minor - Biology
College Humanities & Sciences
Catalog Year: 2016-2017
Degree Specific Credits: 25
Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0
Biology/Microbiology Lower Division Core
Rule: All of the following courses are required.
Note: The lower division core should be completed before attempting most upper division BIO_ courses.
AP Biology may be substituted for either BIOB 160N/161N or BIOB 170N/171N.
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BIOB 160N - Principles of Living Systems
Offered autumn and summer. Unifying principles of biological structure-function relationships at different levels of organization and complexity. Consideration of reproduction, genetics, development, evolution, ecosystems, as well as the inter-relationships of the human species to the rest of life. Students requiring a laboratory should also register for BIOB 161N. Credit not allowed for both BIOB 101N and 160N.
BIOB 161N - Prncpls of Living Systems Lab
Offered autumn and summer. Prereq., or Coreq., BIOB 160N. Lab experiences illustrate biological principles underlying growth, reproduction, development, genetics and physiology, and are designed to give students practice in scientific methods of description, development of hypotheses, and testing.
BIOB 170N - Princpls Biological Diversity
Offered spring and summer. Survey of the diversity, evolution and ecology of life including prokaryotes, viruses, protista, fungi, plants and animals.
BIOB 171N - Princpls Biological Dvrsty Lab
Offered spring and summer. Coreq., BIOB 170N. The diversity of life including prokaryotes, viruses, protista, fungi, plants and animals including structure and evolutionary relationships.
BIOB 260 - Cellular and Molecular Biology
Offered autumn and summer. Prereq. BIOB 160N (preferred) or BCH 110/111 (preferred) or B- or higher in BIOH 112; and either CHMY 123 or CHMY 143. Analytical exploration of the structure and function of the cell, the fundamental unit of life, with an emphasis on energy transformations and information flow. Topics include molecular building blocks, membranes, organelles, and mechanisms of replication, gene expression, metabolism, signal transduction, cell birth, cell death, and cell differentiation.
BIOB 272 - Genetics and Evolution
Offered spring. Prereq., either BIOB 260 OR both BIOB 160N and BIOB 170N/171N; and one of M 121, 122, 151, 162, or 171. Principles and mechanisms of inheritance and evolution. Population genetics, fossil record, macroevolution, speciation, extinction, systematics, molecular evolution.
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Upper Division Biology Requirement for the Minor
Rule: Complete 8 credits of Upper Division in Biology (BIOB, BIOE, BIOH, BIOL, or BIOO)
Note: These eight credits may not include BIOC, BCH, or BIOM courses.