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Biology 10 (General Biology)

Structures and functions of cells, tissues and organs, population biology with emphasis on the
role of genetics and ecology

Prerequisites: Chem 14 or its equivalent

Credit: 5 units; 9 hours/ week (3 units lec, 2 units lab)


Biology 20 (Elementary Botany for Pharmacy Students)

The structure, function, classification, heredity and evolution of plants with focus on the
taxonomy of pharmaceutically-related plants

Prerequisites: none

Credit: 5 units; 9 hours/ week (3 units lec, 2 units lab)

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Biology 21 (General Botany)

The structure, function, classification, heredity and evolution of plants

Prerequisites: none

Credit: 5 units; 9 hrs/week ( 3 units lec, 2 units lab)


Biology 22 (General Zoology)

An introduction to the fundamental concepts of animal biology at the cellular and organismic
levels of organization. Included are treatments on cellular structure and function, organismic
diversity, interaction among animal-systems, development, heredity and basic concepts of
evolution

Prerequisites: none

Credit: 5 units; 9 hrs/ week (3 units lec, 2 units lab)


Biology 25 (Vertebrate Structure and Function)
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Structure-function relationships in selected classes of vertebrates

Prerequisites: Bio 22

Credit: 5 units; 9 hrs/week (3 units lec, 2 units lab)


Biology 30 (Embryology and Genetics)

The development of organism and the role of genetics

Prerequisites: Bio 22, Chem 14 or its equivalent

Credit: 5 units; 9 hrs/ week (3 units lec, 2 units lab)


Biology 100 (Biotechnique)

Collection and preparation of plant and animal materials for microscopic study, museum
methods, scientific illustration

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Prerequisites: Bio 21, Bio 22 plus consent of instructor

Credit: 3 units; 9 hrs/week (1 unit lec, 2 units lab)


Biology 101 (Plant Morpho-Anatomy)

The morphology and anatomy of vascular plants from a phylogenetic perspective

Prerequisites: Bio 21

Credit: 4 units; 8 hrs/week (2 units lec, 2 units lab)


Biology 102 (Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy)

Functional and comparative morphology of various classes of vertebrates from an evolutionary
perspective

Prerequisites: Bio 22

Credit: 5 units; 9 hrs/week ( 3 units lec, 2 units lab)
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Biology 111 (Phycology)

Taxonomy and morphology of algae

Prerequisites: Bio 21

Credit: 3 units; 5 hrs/week (2 units lec, 1 unit lab)


Biology 112 (Mycology)

Taxonomy, morphology, and ecology of fungi and lichens

Prerequisites: Bio 21

Credit: 3 units; 5 hrs/ week ( 2 units lec, 1 unit lab)


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Biology 113 (Algae, Fungi and Lichens)

Evolutionary morphology, classification and ecology of algae, fungi and lichens.

Prerequisites: Bio 21

Credit: 4 units; 8 hrs/week (2 units lec, 2 units lab)


Biology 114 (Mosses, Hepatics, and Ferns)

Morphology, classification, ecology and evolution of lower forms of plants

Prerequisites: Bio 21

Credit: 3 units (lec); 3 hours/week


Biology 115 (Taxonomy of Higher Plants)

The identification, nomenclature and classification of the principal families of angiosperms.
Special emphasis on the techniques of collection, identification and preparation of illustrative
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materials for the herbarium

Prerequisites: Bio 21

Credit: 4 units; 8 hrs/week (2 units lec, 2 units lab)


Biology 116 (Invertebrate Zoology)

Systematics of representative major groups of invertebrates

Prerequisites: Bio 22

Credit: 5 units; 9 hrs/week (3 units lec, 2 units lab)


Biology 120 (Microbiology)

Taxonomy, morphology, physiology, ecology and economic value of micro-organismic biology;
techniques, diagnosis, prevention and control of bacteria, fungal and rickettsial disease.
Isolation and culture of economically important bacteria,
fungi, algae and other microbes, study of their biochemical properties and activity

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Prerequisites: Bio 10 or Bio 21 and Bio 22, Chem 40 and 40.1

Credit: 4 units; 8 hrs/week ( 2 units lec, 2 units lab)


Biology 121 ( Elementary Plant Physiology)

Fundamental aspects of plant vital functions, processes, and the corresponding practical
applications; growth and development

Prerequisites: Bio 101, Chem 40 and Chem 40.1

Credit: 4 units; 6 hrs/week (3 units lec, 1 unit lab)


Biology 122 (Animal Physiology)

Principles governing animal physiology with emphasis on regulations and adaptations

Prerequisites: Bio 102, Physics 52 and 52.1

Credit: 4 units; 6 hours/week (3 units lec, 1 unit lab)
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Biology 124 (Radiation Biology)

Ionizing radiation and its effect on biological systems

Prerequisites: Senior standing

Credit: 3 units (lec); 3 hours/week


Biology 131 (Developmental Biology of Invertebrates)

Morphology and physiology of development of representative nvertebrates. Theories of
embryology and techniques

Prerequisites: Bio 102

Credit: 4 units; 6 hours/ week (3 units lec, 1 unit lab)


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Biology 132 (Developmental Biology of Vertebrates)

Processes that are involved in the transformations of the fertilized egg or some other rudiments
derived from a parent organism into a new adult individual. Includes various phases of
ontogenic development such as gametogenesi
s, growth and histological differentiation; with special topics such as metamorphosis,
regeneration and asexual reproduction

Prerequisites: Bio 102

Credit: 5 units; 9 hours/week (3 units lec, 2 units lab)


Biology 133 (Developmental Biology)

Theories and processes and genetic basis of development in representative organisms

Prerequisites: Bio 21 and Bio 22

Credit: 5 units; 9 hrs/week (3 units lec; 2 units lab)


Biology 134 (General Animal Histology)
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Fine structure of representative vertebrate tissue

Prerequisites: Bio 22

Credit: 4 units; 8 hrs/ week (2 units lec, 2 units lab)


Biology 140 (Elementary Genetics)

Principles of heredity and variation in diploid organisms, fungi, bacteria, and viruses; Mendelian
and non-Mendelian genetics; population genetics; ectoplasmic inheritance, DNA as genetic
material, central dogma, replication and recombination, transcription and translation, mutation,
genetic code, eukaryotic and
prokaryotic chromosomes.

Prerequisites: Bio 10 or Bio 21 and Bio 22, Bio 180

Credit: 4 units; 6hrs/week (3 units lec, 1 unit lab)


Biology 150 (Cell and Molecular Biology)

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An introduction to cellular structure and function; biological molecules; biogenetics and the
genetics of both prokaryotic and eukaryotic organism; elements of molecular biology; enzymes
and enzyme kinetics; molecular basis of development.

Prerequisites: Bio 21, Bio 22, Chem 31 and 31.1, Chem 40 and 40.1.

Credit: 4 units; 8 hours/week ( 2 units lec, 2 units lab)


Biology 151 (Introduction to Immunology)

Structure and function of the immune system, antigen-antibody reactions genetic control of the
immune system, and basic immunological techniques

Prerequisites: Bio 10 or Bio 21 and Bio 22, Chem 40 and 40.1

Credit: 3 units; 5 hours/week (2 units lec, 1 unit lab)


Biology 160 (Fundamentals of Ecology)

An examination of the interaction between biotic and abiotic factors among species in
communities, covering theory, laboratory and field studies;
emphasis on the impact of the biota on the environment; competition, predator-prey and
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symbiotic relationships in natural communities. Ecological analysis at the level of the population;
demography, biogeography

Prerequisites: Bio 10 or Bio 21 and Bio 22, Bio 180, Chem 31 and 31.1

Credit: 4 units; 8 hrs/week (2 units lec, 2 units lab)


Biology 161 (Field Biology)

Applied principles of ecology in marine, terrestrial, freshwater and estuarine environment;
collection, preservation and preparation of plant and animal specimens for laboratory studies.

Prerequisites: Junior standing, Bio 180

Credit: 5 units, 9 hours/week (3 units lec, 2 units lab)


Biology 165 (Biogeography)

Ecological and historical aspects of the geographic temporal and spatial distribution of plants
and animals

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Prerequisites: Bio 21, Bio 22

Credit: 3 units lec; 3 hours/week


Biology 173 (General Parasitology)

Origin and degree of parasitism, structure peculiarities of parasites, life cycle and host-parasite
relationships

Prerequisites: Bio 22

Credit: 4 units; 6 hours/week (2 units lec, 2 units lab)


Biology 180 (Statistical Methods in Biology)

Basic statistical concepts applied to Biology; frequency models and distribution; sampling;
averages; tests of significance; regression and correlation; introduction to analysis of variance
and experimental designs
as applied to biological data. Solutions to biological problems using discrete or continuous
probability distribution

Prerequisites: Bio 10 or Bio 21 and Bio22, Math 17
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Credit: 3 units; 5 hours /week (2 units lec, 1 unit lab)


Biology 184 (Economic Botany)

Economic plants and plant-products

Prerequisites: Bio 21

Credit: 3 units lec; 3 hours/week


Biology 185 (Plant Material for Urban Areas)

Identification, character analysis, and uses of plants for design, cultural requirements and
ecological relationships.

Prerequisites: Bio 21

Credit: 3 units; 7 hours/week (1 unit lec; 2 units lab)

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Biology 190 (History of Biology)

The history and development of biological theories and concept

Prerequisites: Non

Credit: 3 units (lec); 3 hours/week


Biology 192 (Biological Evolution)

Theories, principles and mechanisms of evolution

Prerequisites: Bio 10 or Bio 21 and Bio22

Credit: 3 units (lec); 3 hours/ week


Biology 196 (Undergraduate Seminar)

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Current advances in the biological sciences by a survey of biological literature

Prerequisites: Senior standing

Credit: 1 unit; 1 hour/ week


Biology 199 (Research Methodology)

Methods of research; formulation of proposal; research; quantitative analysis of results,
interpretation of data

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Credit: 3 units; 3 hours/week


Biology 200 (Undergraduate Thesis)

Independent investigation of selected topics in biology

Prerequisites: Senior standing
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Credit: annual course of 4 units


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