Dec 07, 2022  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Courses


 

A&S (Arts and Sciences)

  
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    A&S 140 - Introduction to Multicultural Studies


    In this course, students will examine broad historical and contemporary trends in diversity, and will explore the practice of diversity in public and private sectors of American society, as well as theoretical frameworks and concepts related to diversity including implicit bias, power, privilege, microaggressions, discrimination, social identity, intergroup and intragroup cooperation and conflict, being an ally, and social justice.

     

    Credits: 3


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    A&S 191 - Independent Study (C)


    Includes directed study, problems, readings, directed readings, special problems and special projects. Students complete individualized plans of study which include significant one-on-one student/teacher involvement. The faculty member and students negotiate the details of the study plans. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students. Meetings depending upon the requirements of the topic.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1-3


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    A&S 192 - Topics (C)


    A course devoted to a particular issue in a specified field. Course content is not wholly included in the regular curriculum. Guest artists or experts may serve as instructors. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students with significant one-on-one student-teacher involvement.

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1-3


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    A&S 291 - Independent Study (C)


    Students complete individualized plans of study which include significant one-on-one student-teacher involvement.  The faculty member and students negotiate the details of the study plans.  Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students.  Meetings depend upon the requirements of the topic. 

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1-3


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    A&S 301 - Job Searching in the 21st Century


    Prepares students for internship experiences and for post-college employment. The class covers self-assessment, planning, identification and use of career resources, and the job search. 

    Credits: 1


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    A&S 392 - Topics (C)


    A course devoted to a particular issue in a specified field. Course content is not wholly included in the regular curriculum. Guest artists or experts may serve as instructors. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students with significant one-on-one student-teacher involvement.

    Note
    (C) Denotes common course

    Credits: 1-4


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    A&S 489 - Techical Leadership Capstone


    This course serves as the capstone for the Bachelor of Science in Technical Leadership major. The course requires completion of a portfolio and focuses on a topic selected by the program director.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Registration restriction: Bachelor of Science in Technical Leadership major only; senior standing.

    Credits: 3


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    A&S 491 - Independent Study (C)


    Includes directed study, problems, readings, directed readings, special problems and special projects. Students complete individualized plans of study which include significant one-on-one student/teacher involvement. The faculty member and students negotiate the details of the study plans. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students. Meetings depending upon the requirements of the topic.

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1-3


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BIOC (Biochemisty)

  
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    BIOC 310 - Biological Chemistry


    Fundamental course directed to students in Medical Technology. Survey of the chemistry of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids; the metabolic transformation associated with energy yielding and energy requiring processes of the cell; the biochemical basis of the transfer of genetic information; basic biochemical techniques and some clinical methods. Lecture and laboratory component.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisites: CHEM 326  or CHEM 328  Course corequisite: BIOC 310L  

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    Registration restriction: Enrollment in Medical Technology

    Credits: 5


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    BIOC 310L - Biological Chemistry Laboratory


    Fundamental course directed to students in Medical Technology. Survey of the chemistry of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids; the metabolic transformation associated with energy yielding and energy requiring processes of the cell; the biochemical basis of the transfer of genetic information; basic biochemical techniques and some clinical methods. Lecture and laboratory component.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite: BIOC 310

    Credits: 0


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    BIOC 425 - Biochemistry Essentials


    This course provides content on the structure and function of biological molecules, including carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins and their relation to life sciences. Topics include enzymology, special properties of biological membranes, hormones, vitamins, metabolic pathways, biotransformations and molecular biology.  This course is not intended for students seeking advanced training in programs that require or recommend organic chemistry and biochemistry. 

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Prerequisites: “C” or better in CHEM 106 and CHEM 107.

    Credits: 3


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    BIOC 430 - Principles of Biochemistry


    Fundamental course directed to advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students. Introduction to the relationship between chemical structure and biological function; generation and storage of metabolic energy; biosynthesis of biological compounds; storage, transmission and expression of genetic information.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisites: CHEM 326 and CHEM-330 or BIOL-443 or Instructor consent

    Credits: 3


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    BIOC 431 - Principles of Biochemistry Laboratory


    Laboratory emphasizes modern approaches to solving biochemical problems and experience to accompany BIOC 430.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite: BIOC 430

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    Laboratory: 1 credit, Discussion Session: 1 credit.

    Credits: 2


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    BIOC 491 - Independent Study (C)


    Directed laboratory research under the active supervision of a faculty member of the Division of Biomedical Sciences.

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    Registration restriction: Instructor consent

    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1-5


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BIOL (Biology)

  
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    BIOL 101 - Biology Survey I (C) [SGR #6]


    Study of the nature, diversity, and classification of life, ecology, cells and cell cycles, Mendelian and modern genetics evolution and evolution theory.

    This course meets System General Education Requirement:  SGR #6  

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite: BIOL 101L

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    Intended for those not majoring in biology
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 4


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    BIOL 101L - Biology Survey I Laboratory (C) [SGR #6]


    Laboratory experience that accompanies BIOL 101.

    This course meets System General Education Requirement:  SGR #6  

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite: BIOL 101

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 0


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    BIOL 103 - Biology Survey II (C) [SGR #6]


    Study of energetics; plant growth; development and reproduction; animal structure and function.

    This course meets System General Education Requirement:  SGR #6  

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite: BIOL 103L

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    Intended for those not majoring in biology
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 4


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    BIOL 103L - Biology Survey II Laboratory (C) [SGR #6]


    Laboratory experience that accompanies BIOL 103.

    This course meets System General Education Requirement:  SGR #6  

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite: BIOL 103

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 0


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    BIOL 104 - Foundations of Biology for Educators [SGR #6]


    Course covers foundational topics in biology, such as ecology, evolution, physiology, genetics, morphology, and anatomy of animals, plants, fungi, and microbes. Intended to be taken with other science courses in the 104 series by students majoring in elementary education.

    This course meets System General Education Requirement:  SGR #6 

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Co-requisite: BIOL 104L

    Note
    Registration Restriction, BIOL 104 and 104L: ELED major.

    Credits: 2


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    BIOL 104L - Foundations of Biology for Educators Lab [SGR #6]


    Laboratory to accompany BIOL 104.

    This course meets System General Education Requirement:  SGR #6 

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Co-requisite: BIOL 104.

    Note
    Registration Restriction, BIOL 104 and 104L: ELED major.

    Credits: 0


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    BIOL 105 - Human Biology (C)


    Presents key biological principles that are characteristic of living things in general and human beings in particular, focusing on the application of these principles to the concerns of contemporary life.

    Note
    Not intended for Life Science majors
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3-4


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    BIOL 151 - General Biology I (C) [SGR #6]


    The introductory course for those majoring in biology and microbiology.  Presents the concepts of cell biology, evolution, heredity, molecular genetics and ecology.

    This course meets System General Education Requirement:  SGR #6  

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite: BIOL 151L

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 4


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    BIOL 151L - General Biology I Lab (C) [SGR #6]


    Laboratory experience that accompanies BIOL 151.

    This course meets System General Education Requirement:  SGR #6 

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course Corequisite: BIOL 151

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 0


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    BIOL 153 - General Biology II (C) [SGR #6]


    A continuation of BIOL 151, the introductory course for those majoring in biology and microbiology.  Presents the concepts of animal and plant structure and function, energetics, and reproduction.

    This course meets System General Education Requirement:  SGR #6 

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite: BIOL 153L

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 4


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    BIOL 153L - General Biology II Lab (C) [SGR #6]


    Laboratory experience that accompanies BIOL 153.

    This course meets System General Education Requirement:  SGR #6 

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite: BIOL 153

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 0


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    BIOL 161 - Principles of Genetics & Evolution


    One of four courses in the introductory course sequence for Biology majors and in the pre-professional curriculum for the health sciences. Topics presented include principles of Mendelian and population genetics; mitosis and meiosis; the chromosomal basis of inheritance; micro- and macro-evolution; and an introduction to phylogenetics.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite: BIOL 161L

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    Lecture plus lab component.

    Credits: 4


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    BIOL 161L - Principles of Genetics & Evolution Laboratory


    Laboratory experience that accompanies BIOL 161.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite: BIOL 161

    Credits: 0


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    BIOL 162 - Principles of Organismal Diversity & Ecology


    One of four courses in the introductory course sequence for Biology majors and in the pre-professional curriculum for the health sciences. Topics presented include the origins of life; the principles of phylogenetics; the developmental structural, functional, and life history diversity within major evolutionary lineages; and the principles of ecology at the population-, community-, and ecosystem-levels.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisite: BIOL 161 Course corequisite: BIOL 162L

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    Lecture plus lab component.

    Credits: 4


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    BIOL 162L - Principles of Organismal Diversity & Ecology Laboratory


    Laboratory experience that accompanies BIOL 162.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite: BIOL 162

    Credits: 0


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    BIOL 163 - Principles of Cellular & Molecular Biology


    One of four courses in the introductory course sequence for Biology majors and in the pre-professional curriculum for the health sciences. Topics presented include descriptions of cellular structures and their functions, enzymes and cell metabolism, the cell cycle, DNA structure, transcription, translation, and regulation of gene expression.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite: BIOL 163L

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    Lecture plus lab component.

    Credits: 4


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    BIOL 163L - Principles of Cellular & Molecular Biology Laboratory


    Laboratory experience that accompanies BIOL 163.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite: BIOL 163

    Credits: 0


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    BIOL 164 - Principles of Organismal Physiology


    One of four courses in the introductory course sequence for Biology majors and in the pre-professional curriculum for the health sciences. Topics presented include basic physiological mechanisms in plants and animals including organismal metabolism; gas exchange; nutrient procurement and processing; excretion and elimination of metabolic by-products; and chemical messenger systems.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisite: BIOL 163 Course corequisite: BIOL 164L

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    Lecture plus lab component.

    Credits: 4


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    BIOL 164L - Principles of Organismal Physiology Laboratory


    Laboratory experience that accompanies BIOL 164.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite: BIOL 164

    Credits: 0


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    BIOL 191 - Independent Study (C)


    Students complete individualized plans of study which include significant one-on-one student-teacher involvement. The faculty member and students negotiate the details of the study plans. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students. Meetings depend upon the requirements of the topic.

    Credits: 1-3


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    BIOL 280 - Inquiry and Analysis in Biology


    This course will teach students foundational skills needed for success in upper level biology courses, research, and careers in the biological sciences. Lecture and lab sessions will help students gain facility in assessing and reading scientific literature, writing technical reports and review papers, construction and interpretation of graphical and tabular data sets, and use and interpretation of simple statistical analyses.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Prerequisites: BIOL 151/L or BIOL 153/L

    Co-requisite: BIOL 280L

    Credits: 1


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    BIOL 280L - Inquiry and Analysis in Biology Laboratory


    Lab to accompany BIOL 280.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Co-requisite: BIOL 280

    Credits: 1


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    BIOL 292 - Topics (C)


    Includes current topics, advanced topics and special topics. A course devoted to a particular issue in a specified field. Course content is not wholly included in the regular curriculum. Guest artists or experts may serve as instructors. Enrollments are usually of 10 or fewer students with significant one-on-one student/teacher involvement.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1-4


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    BIOL 310 - Environmental Science


    A lecture discussion course dealing with human impact on the environment and on the use and misuses of our renewable and non-renewable resources, including air, water, soil and living organisms. Discussion of pertinent literature dealing with humans as a member of an ecological system.

    Credits: 3


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    BIOL 311 - Principles of Ecology (C)


    Basic principles of ecology including the sub-disciplines of physiological ecology, population ecology, community ecology, evolutionary ecology, and ecosystems ecology from both a theoretical and applied aspect.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisites: BIOL 151; MINIMUM GRADE C

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    All prerequisites require minimum grade of C

    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    BIOL 311L - Principles of Ecology Lab (C)


    Laboratory experience that accompanies BIOL 311.

    Credits: 1


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    BIOL 392 - Topics (C)


    Includes current topics, advanced topics and special topics. A course devoted to a particular issue in a specified field. Course content is not wholly included in the regular curriculum. Guest artists or experts may serve as instructors. Enrollments are usually of 10 or fewer students with significant one-on-one student/teacher involvement.

    Note
    (C) denotes common course.

    Credits: 1-4


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    BIOL 401 - Plant Systematics


    Principles of phylogeny, classification, nomenclature, evolution; demonstrations, field study and laboratory practice in collection, preserving, and identifying plants.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course Prerequisites: BIOL 151;  MINIMUM GRADE C

    Credits: 4


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    BIOL 401L - Plant Systematics Laboratory


    Laboratory experience that accompanies BIOL 401.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite: BIOL 401

    Credits: 0


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    BIOL 402 - Animal Behavior


    Animal behavior from many aspects, including communication, social organization, orientation, imprinting, courtship and mating, agonistic behavior, control systems, and the evolution of behavioral patterns.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisite: [BIOL 151 or BIOL 161 & 162] and  [BIOL 153 or BIOL 163 & 164]

    Credits: 3


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    BIOL 405 - Entomology (C)


    An introduction to the general biology and classification of insects. Course emphasis placed on taxonomy, methods of identification, and ecological role of insects. Students will become familiar with basic insect anatomy and morphology, classification of the order level with exemplary families that include Taxa of agricultural or environmental interest, and acquire an ability to sight recognize particular species that have agricultural, environmental, wildlife, and human/livestock health importance. Field trips and a collection are required.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course Prerequisite:  BIOL 151;  MINIMUM GRADE C

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    All prerequisites must have a grade of C or better
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    BIOL 405L - Entomology Laboratory


    Laboratory experience that accompanies BIOL 405.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite: BIOL 405

    Credits: 0


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    BIOL 407 - Plants and Civilization


    Plants occupy a central role in the establishment and maintenance of human civilizations. This course examines the historical and current uses of plants in human societies. Included are subjects such as the origins of agriculture, plants used for spices and flavorings, plants in religion, plants used as hallucinogenic drugs, medicinal plants, plants used in the manufacture of alcoholic beverages, plants used in the construction of shelters, the influence of plants on the quality of the environment, and special case studies of plants that changed the course of human history.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisites: [BIOL 151 or BIOL 161 & 162] and [BIOL 153 or BIOL 163 & 164]
    Corequisite: BIOL 407L

    Credits: 3


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    BIOL 407L - Plants and Civilization Laboratory


    This course is the laboratory experience (BIOL 407L) that accompanies BIOL 407 Plants and Civilization.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Co-requisite: BIOL 407.

    Credits: 1


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    BIOL 408 - Landscape Ecology


    This course emphasizes the interaction between spatial pattern and ecological processes with particular attention to 1) spatial relationships among wildlife (plants and animals) and their habitats, 2) spatial and temporal interactions and 3) influences of spatial heterogeneity on biotic and abiotic processes.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course Prerequisite:  [BIOL 151 or BIOL 161 & 162] and [BIOL 153 or BIOL 163 & 164] Course corequisite: BIOL 408L

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    All prerequisites must have a grade of C or better

    Credits: 3


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    BIOL 408L - Landscape Ecology Laboratory


    Laboratory experience that accompanies BIOL 408.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite: BIOL 408

    Credits: 0


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    BIOL 409 - Local Flora


    This course is designed to provide a survey of the natural vegetation of southeastern South Dakota. Students will learn how to identify plants by visiting natural habitats and using identification guides.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisites: BIOL 161 and 162 and 163 and 164 or equivalent

    Note
    Lecture plus lab component

    Credits: 3


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    BIOL 410 - Conservation Biology (C)


    This course is designed to merge the pure sciences of physiology, genetics, taxonomy, biogeography, and ecology with the applied fields of wildlife management, forestry, landscape ecology, and restoration ecology to address patterns and processes of biological diversity.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Prerequisite:  BIOL 151;  MINIMUM GRADE C

    Note
    All prerequisites must have a grade of C or better
    (C) Denotes a common course.

    Credits: 3


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    BIOL 412 - Freshwater Ecology


    The physical, chemical, and biological conditions of freshwaters as environments for plant and animal communities.  Lecture plus lab component.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisites:  BIOL 151;  MINIUMUM GRADE C

    Note
    Lecture plus lab component

    All prerequisites must have a grade of C or better

    Credits: 3


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    BIOL 412L - Freshwater Ecology Laboratory


    Laboratory experience that accompanies BIOL 412.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite: BIOL 412

    Credits: 0


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    BIOL 416 - Evolution of Disease


    Fundamental concepts of genetics and evolution are applied to understanding the evolution of genetic and infectious disease.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisite:  BIOL 151;  MINIMUM GRADE C

    Note
    All prerequisites must have a grade of C or better

    Credits: 3


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    BIOL 417 - Field Ecology


    This course guides students in formulating hypotheses, designing and conducting ecological field research.  Student-led projects can range from stream, plant, and community ecology to conservation, behavioral, and physiological ecology.  Projects are conducted in the field during a required extended field trip.  Destinations have included montane, desert, and rainforest ecosystems.  Course can fulfill Botany course requirement if appropriate project is conducted. Course can be taken for credit more than once with instructor approval. 

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisites:  BIOL 151 with a C or above. Course corequisite: BIOL 417L

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    Lecture plus lab component

    All prerequisites must have a grade of C or better

    Credits: 3


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    BIOL 417L - Field Ecology Laboratory


    Laboratory experience that accompanies BIOL 417.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite: BIOL 417

    Credits: 0


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    BIOL 418 - Ecosystem Ecology


    This course will trace the movement of energy, material, and nutrients through living and non-living components of ecosystems. It will also identify ways in which biodiversity loss alters ecosystem processes that ultimately affect human health and well-being.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Prerequisite: BIOL 151; MINIMUM GRADE C

    Credits: 3


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    BIOL 419 - Plant Ecology


    Description of plant communities, their dynamics and structure. Environmental factors and their relationship with plants.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisites:  BIOL 151; MINIMUM GRADE C

    Note
    Field trips

    All prerequisites must have a grade of C or better

    Credits: 3-4


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    BIOL 419L - Plant Ecology Laboratory


    Laboratory experience that accompanies BIOL 419.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite: BIOL 419

    Credits: 0-1


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    BIOL 420 - Introduction to Biostatistics & Computational Biology


    This course will provide students with an introduction to basic statistical methods and various computational techniques used in biology. Elementary statistical methods presented will include the normal distribution, hypothesis testing, t-tests, ANOVA, regression and correlation. Laboratory exercises and computer demonstrations will provide students with the opportunity to use various software and hardware in the collection, organization, and analysis of data.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisites:  [BIOL 151 or BIOL 161 & 162] and [BIOL 153 or BIOL 163 & 164] Course corequisite: BIOL 420L

    Note
    Lecture plus lab component

    All prerequisites must have a grade of C or better

    Credits: 3


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    BIOL 420L - Introduction to Biostatistics & Computational Biology Laboratory


    Laboratory experience that accompanies BIOL 420.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite: BIOL 420

    Credits: 0


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    BIOL 424 - Disease Ecology


    This course will cover the fundamentals of disease ecology by examining how disease can affect the physiology of organisms and how this can in turn alter entire ecosystems. The course will cover all major wildlife diseases with a particular focus on pathogens that can cross-infect humans.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Pre-requisites: BIOL 151 with a minimum grade of C and BIOL 153 with a minimum grade of C.

    Note
    New course summer 2014.

    Credits: 3


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    BIOL 425 - Cellular Physiology


    An analysis of subcellular structure and metabolism emphasizing structure-function relationships in energy and information flow.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisites:  Take BIOL 151 (minimum grade C), BIOL 153 (minimum grade C), and CHEM 326.

    Note
    All prerequisites must have a grade of C or better

    Credits: 3


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    BIOL 426 - Endocrinology


    Biological significance and mechanism of action of hormones involving the endocrine and nervous systems.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisites:  [BIOL 151 or BIOL 161 & 162] and [BIOL 153 or BIOL 163 & 164]

    Note
    All prerequisites must have a grade of C or better

    Credits: 3


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    BIOL 427 - Plant Physiology


    Chemical and physical principles of plant function including water relations and energy metabolism; genetic, environmental and hormonal regulation of plant growth and development; and plant responses to stress.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisites:  BIOL 151 (minimum grade C) and BIOL 153 (minimum grade C) and CHEM 326

    Course corequisite: BIOL 427L

    Note
    All prerequisites must have a grade of C or better

    Credits: 4


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    BIOL 427L - Plant Physiology Laboratory


    Laboratory experience that accompanies BIOL 427.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite: BIOL 427

    Credits: 0


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    BIOL 428 - Comparative Physiology


    An analysis of homeostatic and integrative mechanisms in vertebrates and invertebrates.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisites:  BIOL 151 and BIOL 153 with minimum grade of C and CHEM 114 with minimum grade of C or BIOL 151 and BIOL 153 with minimum grade of C and CHEM 116 with minimum grade of C

    Note
    All prerequisites must have a grade of C or better

    Credits: 3


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    BIOL 428L - Comparative Physiology Laboratory


    An analysis of homeostatic and integrative mechanisms in vertebrates and invertebrates

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisites:  BIOL 151 and BIOL 153 with minimum grade of C and CHEM 114 with minimum grade of C or BIOL 151 and BIOL 153 with minimum grade of C and CHEM 116 with minimum grade of C

    Course prerequisite or corequisite: BIOL 428

    Note
    All prerequisites must have a grade of C or better

    Credits: 1


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    BIOL 429 - Biology of Reproduction


    Physiology and anatomy of vertebrate reproduction. Special emphasis will be placed on form, function, and mechanisms of sexual development, puberty, cyclicity (menstrual and estrus), sexual behavior, fertilization, pregnancy, embryonic development, birth, lactation and aging.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisites:  CHEM 326 and  [BIOL 151 or BIOL 161 & 162] and [BIOL 153 or BIOL 163 & 164]

    Note
    All prerequisites must have a grade of C or better

    Credits: 3


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    BIOL 430 - Neurobiology (C)


    An advanced course on neurons, nervous system and neural science. Neuroanatomical organization, neural development, neuronal function, neurophysiology, neurochemistry and the neurobiological bases of behavior are covered.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisites:  CHEM 326 and [BIOL 151 or BIOL 161 & 162] and  [BIOL 153 or BIOL 163 & 164]

    Note
    All prerequisites require minimum grade of C

    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    BIOL 432 - Behavioral Neuroscience


    An advanced course on integrative neuroscience, focusing on the neurocircuitry, neurotransmitters and modulators, and neuroendocrine actions necessary to produce behavior or environmentally relevant neural function. This course will include description of the integrative mechanisms that produce circadian rhythms, neuroendocrine reflex, sexual behavior, addiction, anxiety, learning, aggression, depression and social hierarchy.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisite:  BIOL 425 or 426 or 428 or 429 or 430

    Note
    All prerequisites must have a grade of C or better.

    Credits: 3


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    BIOL 433 - Environmental Physiology of Animals


    A study of the physiological adaptations of animals, principally vertebrates, to their physical environment and the influence of these adaptations on animal distributions. Topics include energy use, oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange, temperature, water and ion balance, and digestion and nutrition.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisites:  [BIOL 151 or BIOL 161 & 162] and [BIOL 153 or BIOL 163 & 164]

    Note
    Lecture and class discussion components

    All prerequisites must have a grade of C or better

    Credits: 3


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    BIOL 434 - Herpetology (C)


    This course is a study of reptiles and amphibians including their life history, ecology, reproductive habits, physiology, systematics, and world-wide distribution.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisites: BIOL 151;  MINIMUM GRADE C

    Note
    (C) Denotes a common course.

    Credits: 3


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    BIOL 434L - Herpetology Laboratory (C)


    This course complements BIOL 434, and will emphasize identification of, and field experiences with, the reptiles and amphibians of western South Dakota.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course co-requisite: BIOL 434

    Note
    (C) Denotes a common course.

    Credits: 1


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    BIOL 435 - Animal Diversity & Evolution


    Interpreting the morphological features of the 40+ major morphological body plans of extant and extinct animals in an evolutionary framework is the emphasis of this course. Fossils, animal interactions with the environment, and biomechanical constraints will be discussed.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisites:  [BIOL 151 or BIOL 161 & 162] and [BIOL 153 or BIOL 163 & 164]

    Note
    All prerequisites must have a grade of C or better

    Credits: 3


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    BIOL 436 - Biogeography


    Biogeography is the study of the spatial distributions of plants and animals through time. The course will examine the distributions of plants and animals from the perspectives of both ecology (biomes, climates, vegetation) and evolutionary history (floristics and faunistics, phylogenetics, paleobiology).

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisite:  BIOL-151: MINIMUM GRADE C
     

    Note
    All prerequisites must have a grade of C or better

    Credits: 3


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    BIOL 440 - Restoration Ecology (C)


    Scientific principles involved in restoration of natural ecosystems on degraded and disturbed lands. An understanding of ecological principles is recommended prior to enrollment. Crosslisted with LA 440.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Co-requisite: BIOL 440/BIOL 440L

    Note
    (C) Denotes a common course.

    Credits: 3-4


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    BIOL 440L - Restoration Ecology Lab (C)


    Laboratory to accompany BIOL 440.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Pre-requisites: BIOL 151 and 153 or equivalent.
    Co-requisite: BIOL 440

    Note
    (C) Denotes a common course.

    Credits: 0-1


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    BIOL 441 - Histology


    Microscopic study of cells and fundamental tissues. Structures of organs and systems are stressed to integrate structure and function.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisites: [BIOL 151 or BIOL 161 & 162] and [BIOL 153 or BIOL 163 & 164] Course corequisite: BIOL 441L

    Credits: 3


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    BIOL 441L - Histology Laboratory


    Laboratory experience that accompanies BIOL 441.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite: BIOL 441

    Credits: 0


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    BIOL 442 - Introduction to River Studies


    This interdisciplinary course covers the geography, use of, and modifications to large rivers in the United States. Special emphasis is placed on the Missouri River, including geology, ecology, water law, and cultural resources. Multiple field trips are conducted on the Missouri River to enhance student understanding of the river’s ecosystem and natural processes.

    Cross-listed: Cross-listed with BIOL 542 and ESCI 442/542.

    Credits: 3


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    BIOL 443 - Cell Biology


    Emphasis on the integration of structure and function in the cell.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisites: 

    BIOL 151 (minimum grade C) and BIOL 153 (minimum grade C) and CHEM 114

    or

    BIOL 151 (minimum grade C) and BIOL 153 (minimum grade C) and CHEM 116

    Note
    All prerequisites must have a grade of C or better

    Credits: 3


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    BIOL 452 - Comparative Plant Morphology


    The plant kingdom (algae to angiosperms) with emphasis on the ecological significance of the different evolutionary levels of development.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisites:  [BIOL 151 or BIOL 161 & 162] and [BIOL 153 or BIOL 163 & 164] Corequisite: BIOL 452L

    Note
    Lecture plus lab component

    All prerequisites must have a grade of C or better

    Credits: 3


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    BIOL 452L - Comparative Plant Morphology Laboratory


    Laboratory experience that accompanies BIOL 452.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite: BIOL 452

    Credits: 0


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    BIOL 454 - Environmental Ethics


    Presents humanity’s relationship to the environment, its responsibility to nature, and its obligations to future generations, attending to both theory and applications, including the debate over causes of environmental crisis, the value of endangered species, the wilderness, and natural objects; the seriousness of the growing global population and obligations to feed the poor, the feasibility of sustaining an ecological responsible society.

    Cross-listed: PHIL 454

    Credits: 3


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    BIOL 456 - Mammalian Physiology


    The study of physiological mechanisms that maintain animal homeostasis. This course will emphasize the mechanisms and regulation of systems physiology. Primary areas of study will include cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive and renal physiology.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisites:  CHEM 326 and  [BIOL 151 or BIOL 161 & 162] and [BIOL 153 or BIOL 163 & 164]

    Note
    All prerequisites must have a grade of C or better

    Credits: 3


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    BIOL 463 - Ornithology (C)


    Identification of bird species; life histories, ecology, habits, and special structural and physiological adaptations of various groups.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisites: [BIOL 151 or BIOL 161 & 162] and [BIOL 153 or BIOL 163 & 164] Course corequisite: BIOL 463L

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    BIOL 463L - Ornithology Laboratory


    Laboratory experience that accompanies BIOL 463.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite: BIOL 463

    Credits: 0


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    BIOL 466 - Environmental Toxicology & Contaminants (C)


    This course will prepare students in the area of ecological effects of toxic substances and other contaminants. Wildlife toxicology and impacts of agriculture on the Northern Plains will be emphasized. Topics covered will include pesticides, heavy metals, aquatic and terrestrial ecotoxicity and other topics related to wildlife toxicology.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
     Course prerequisites: BIOL 151; MINIMUM GRADE C 

    Note
    All prerequisites require minimum grade of C

    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    BIOL 469 - Ichthyology


    A survey of the biology of fishes. Topics covered include evolution, anatomy and physiology, behavior, energetics, social systems, and conservation. Identification of local fishes is stressed in the lab. Lecture plus lab component. Prerequisites:  BIOL 151 ; MINIMUM GRADE C. Corequisite: BIOL 469L  

    Note
    Lecture plus lab component

    All prerequisites must have a grade of C or better

    Credits: 3


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    BIOL 469L - Ichthyology Laboratory


    A survey of the biology of fishes. Topics covered include evolution, anatomy and physiology, behavior, energetics, social systems, and conservation. Identification of local fishes is stressed in the lab. Lecture plus lab component. Prerequisites: BIOL 151 ; MINIMUM GRADE C. Corequisite: BIOL 469  

    Credits: 0


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    BIOL 470 - Cancer Biology


    This course will address the current research directed at understanding the molecular and cellular basis of cancer and explore potential therapeutic targets.  Topics covered will emphasize cell cycle regulation and apoptosis, cellular control of proliferation, genetic alterations, growth factors and signal transduction, invasion and metastasis, and angiogenesis.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisite:  BIOL 425 or 430 or 443 or 471 or 475 or BIOC 430

    Note
    All prerequisites must have a grade of C or better

    Credits: 3


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    BIOL 471 - Genetics


    Principles governing the nature, transmission and function of hereditary material with application to plants, animals, humans, and microorganisms.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisites: [BIOL 151 or BIOL 161 & 162] and [BIOL 153 or BIOL 163 & 164]

    Credits: 3


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    BIOL 473 - Evolution


    This course provides an overview of biological evolution and its evidence, examines micro- and macro-evolutionary forces that drive biological diversity, and helps students understand the relevance of evolutionary theory in contemporary issues.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisites: BIOL 151; MINIMUM GRADE C

    Credits: 3


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    BIOL 475 - Introduction to Molecular Biology


    This course will provide students with a modern discussion of molecular genetics, including mechanisms.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisites:  [BIOL 151 or BIOL 161 & 162] and [BIOL 153 or BIOL 163 & 164]

    Note
    All prerequisites must have a grade of C or better

    Credits: 3


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    BIOL 481 - Vertebrate Anatomy & Embryology


    Stages of vertebrate development from gametogenesis to maturity. Function and structure of adult organs and evolution of vertebrate organ systems.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisites:  [BIOL 151 or BIOL 161 & 162] and [BIOL 153 or BIOL 163 & 164] Course Corequisite: BIOL 481L

    Note
    Lecture plus lab component

    All prerequisites must have a grade of C or better

    Credits: 4


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    BIOL 481L - Vertebrate Anatomy & Embryology Laboratory


    Laboratory experience that accompanies BIOL 481.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite: BIOL 481

    Credits: 0


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    BIOL 483 - Developmental Biology (C)


    Analysis of the processes of animal development beginning with the formation of female and malegametes (ova and sperm) and ending with organ differentiation. Evolutionary concepts of animal development, developmental genetics, and molecular biological approaches to the analysis of development.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisites: BIOL 471 or BIOL 475

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    BIOL 485 - Invertebrate Paleontology


    A systematic study of the structure and classification of selected invertebrate taxa. The course will provide a useful tool for field and laboratory work involving fossil-bearing rocks and will form a background for advanced work in paleontology or paleontological stratigraphy.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisite: BIOL 101 or ESCI 103 or equivalent Course corequisite: BIOL 485L

    Cross-listed: ESCI 461

    Credits: 4


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