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A basic introduction to plant and animal physiology, neurobiology, animal
behavior, and plant and animal reproduction and development

BIOL 105 Cell Biolog) 3c-01-3cr

Prerequisite: Non-Biology majors only

Introduces concepts and applications tor understanding human biological

function from the point ol view ol cellular biology.

BIOL III Principles of Biology I 3e-3l-4cr

Prerequisite: Must be taken after or concurrent with ( HIM III
Introduces principles of biology, specifically in the topics of cell Structure
and function, genetics, and physiology. Develops skills m the use of the
scientific method For Biology majors.

BIOL 112 Principles of Biology II 3c-3l-4cr

Prerequisite: BIOL 1 I 1

Introduces the principles of biology, specifically in the topics of reproduc-
tion, development, evolution, ecology, and animal behavior. Develops skill
in the vise of the scientific method. For Biology majors

BIOL 113 Genetics in Modern Society 3c-0l-3cr

Prerequisite: Non-Biolog) majors and non-Biology minors only
Intended primarily to provide the student with an appreciation and comp-
rehension of the field of genetics as it applies to the human condition.
Introduces the topic of human heredity as .1 means to understand genetic
disorders, genetic therapies, and alternative reproductive strategies. Pro-


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\ ides an introductory background of the field of genetics and current
biotechnology related to genetics, winch is suitable lor Donmajors I sing
this background, the student is presented with the most recent events in the
field of human genetics and its effect on society.

BIOl. 114 Environmental Science 3c-01-3cr

Prerequisite: Non-Biology majors only

An introduction to environmental science with an emphasis on human
impacts. Uses an interdisciplinary approach to the consideration of popula-
tion growth, pollution, preservation of species, and establishment of public
policy. Students learn basic principles in ecology as the basis for under-
standing problems of the environment.

BIOl. 115 Biotic Diversity of North America 3c-0l-3cr

Prerequisite: Non-Biology majors and non-Biology minors only
An introduction to the biological diversity of North America from Barrow.
Alaska, to Tehuantepec. Mexico. All major aquatic and terrestrial biomes
occurring in North America are examined with regard to plant forms,
animal composition, and environmental (abiotic I conditions.

BIOL 116 Introduction to Marine Biology 3c-0l-3cr

Prerequisite: Non-Biology and non-Biology Education majors and non-
Biology minors only

An introduction to the world of marine biology. Includes a discussion of the
major groups of plants and animals found in the marine environment and a
discussion of the major communities that make up the oceans of the world.

BIOL 117 Understanding HIV Biology and AIDS 3c-0l-3cr

An introduction to the AIDS virus in which the mode of infection,
transmission, and prevention are used as an illustration of biological
principles. Profiles biological indicators for HIV disease and its progression
to AIDS. Therapeutic and nontherapeutic approaches to treat HIV infec-
tions are emphasized.

BIOL 118 The History of Pain 3c-01-3cr

Prerequisite: Non-Biology majors. non-Biology Education majors, and
non-Biology minors only

Despite its many individual, social, and cultural characteristics, pain is based
on an anatomical and physiological foundation. Looks at the history of
scientific theories and hypotheses about understanding the pain mecha-
nism. Through this type of study, students learn about the status of pain in
various societies throughout the ages.

BIOL 119 Emerging Diseases 3c-0l-3cr

Prerequisite: Non-Biology majors and non-Biology minors only
Intended primarily to provide an understanding of the biological basis of
infectious diseases and the social, historical, and ethical consequences of
these types of afflictions. Covers background material such as the genu
theory of disease and the cell theory at an introductory level. Includes
specific cases of emerging or reemerging infectious diseases with emphasis
on current e\ ents relating to disease outbreaks.

BIOL 123 Perspectives in Cell and Molecular Biology lc-01-Icr

Prerequisite: BIOL 1 1 I

For those interested in entering the Cell and Molecular Biology Track.
Introduces the latest advances in the fields of molecular biology and
biotechnology, as well as the career possibilities and professional responsi-
bilities in these fields. Aids students in clarifying career goals and introduces
them to the literature of molecular biology, including electronic resources
Includes field trips that might take place on weekends.

BIOL 150 Human Anatomy 2c-3l-3cr

Prerequisite: Non-Biology majors only

A study of the functional systematic anatomy of the human. Lab studies
center on nonhuman mammals whose anatomy is then related to the
human condition.

BIOL 151 Human Physiology 3c-2l-4cr

Prerequisites: BIOl. 103, or 105, 1 1 I . or lll'l D 221, or instructor
permission Non-Biology majors and controlled elective foi Biology m

The study of the mechanisms but with the human organism functions
Mechanisms covered range from the molecular subcellular to the tissue.

organ, and organism levels. Organ systems examined include the nervous,

muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, renal, digestive, and repro-
ductive. Emphasi/cs three major themes: I | that organ functions are de-
pendent upon the underlying molecular and cellular processes, 2) that all
organ systems utilize biological control systems to maintain organ homeo-
stasis, and 3) that each organ function is closely controlled and dependent
upon the interaction integration with functions from other organ systems

BIOL 155 Human Physiology and Anatomy 3c-3l-4cr

Prerequisite: Non-Biology majors only I food and Nutrition. Dietetics,
Family and Consumer Sciences Education. Physic. il I ducation, and Safely
Sciences majors)

A study of structure and function of the human body. Emphasizes normal
function, with particular attention to functional anatomy, control mecha-
nisms, and interrelationships among systems. Laboratory studies include
experimentation and dissection. For students with little or no science

BIOL 210 Botany 2c-3l-3cr

Prerequisites: BIOL 111-112 or instructor permission
A survey of the major plant groups, their physiology, structure, life cycles,
evolution and ecology, and economic roles of plants Combined lecture-

BIOL 220 General Zoology 2c-3l-3cr

Prerequisites: BIOL 111-112 or instructor permission
An examination of the evolution, form, and function of all major animal
phyla, from sponges through chordatcs. Interactive lecture-laboratory
sessions follow a phylogenetic approach to the Animal Kingdom and
incorporate essentials of animal ecology, physiology, functional
morphology, and behavior.

BIOL 241 General Microbiology 2c-31-3cr

Prerequisites: Non-Biology majors only (Environmental Health Science.

Nursing, and Respiratory Therapy majors), BIOl. 105, CHEM 101. or


A study of microorganisms and the role they play in water, soil. food, and

infection. Microbes and disease are emphasized. Standard methods and

techniques arc emphasized in laboratory.

BIOL 242 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy 2c-31-3cr

Prerequisites: BIOL 220

An investigation of the comparative structure and function of the
vertebrate body emphasizing the diverse solutions to the problem of design
for survival and the evolutionary mechanisms that prov ide those solutions.
Meets twice per week for two and one-half hours. Each meeting includes
both lecture and laboratory experiences.

BIOL 250 Principles of Microbiology 2c-31-3cr

Prerequisites: BIOL 111-112 or instructor permission
A study of the structure, nutrition, and biochemical activities of microbes.
A survey of viruses, blue-green bacteria, bacteria, algae, fungi, and protozoa

and then diversity in natural environments, lor Biology and Biology
Education majors.

BIOL 251 Field Botany 2c-3l-3cr

Prerequisite: BIOL 2 Hi

The collection, preservation, identification, and distribution of selected

herbaceous and wood) plains of Western Pennsylvania. Emphasizes taxo-
nomic principles, the use of keys and manuals, and the recognition of local

BIOL 252 Field Zoology 2c-3l-3cr

Prerequisite: BIOl 22(1

field natural history of vertebrates; identification, collection, and preserva-
tion techniques

BIOL 261 Ornithology 2c-31-3cr

Prerequisites: BUM 111-112 or BIOl 103-104

A study oi birds ol the region Indooi laboratory .is well .is earl) morning

and possibly weekend field trips required.

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BIOI 262 General I lolog) It n lei

Prerequisite: BIOI

Morpholog) anatomy, ecology, taxonom) and economic and public health
importance ol insect orders, particular!) those ol Western Pennsylvania;
student collection and field trips required

Biol 263 Generics 2c-3l-3cr

Prerequisite: BIOI I u

Deals with the distribution .mil function ol the hereditarj material; spec ial
emphasis on viral, and moleculai genetics

BIOI 270 Food Protection and Safety 2c-03-3ci

Prerequisites: B101 103 or 105 or 111; CHEM 101 and 102 oi

till M III and 1 12; oi instructoi permission

Provides an understanding of factors that influence the safety and whole-
someness ol food from farm to the table I gamines food sanitation and
consumer protection standards Nol foi Biology, Biochemistry oi Natural
Science majors (Also offered as ENVH 270 maj not be taken foi
duplicate credit)

moi 2~i Bvetatton 3e-01-3cr

Prerequisites: mm 111-112 or 103-104, 2<>;

I development of evolutionary thought; evidence and operational

mechanisms involved; origin and phylogenetic relationships of biological


Biol 272 ( onservation of Plant and Animal Resources 2c-3l-3cr
Prerequisites: BII >l 111-112 or 103-104

\ stud) of accepted practices in soil, water, forest, and wildlife conserva-
tion Saturday field trips.

Biol 281 Special Topics var-l-3cr

Prerequisite: ^s appropriate to course content
Offered on an experimental or temporary basis to explore topics not
included in the established curriculum A given topic maj be offered under

111) special topic identit) no more than three times. Special topics
numbered -Si are offered primaril) for lower-level undergraduate students.

BIOI. 31(1 Applied Entomology and Zoonoses 2c-31-3cr

Prerequisite: BIOL 220 or permission

A studs of the measures lor abatement or control of arthropods, rodents,
birds, and other disease \eciors of public importance: selection, chemistry,
formulation, and sale application of insecticides, rodenticides. and fumi-
gants. pcsticiding equipment; application of biological and other measures
of control. (Also offered as ENVH 310: ma) not he taken for duplicate
credit l

BIOL 323 Introduction to toxicology and Risk

xsscsxmcnt 3c-0l-3cr

Prerequisites: BIOL 104 or 112. ( III \1 102 or 112. 01 permission
A studs of uptake, distribution, metabolism, and excretion of environmen-
tal chemicals, mechanisms ol their toxicity; ami their effects on major
organ systems. Knowledge ol these topics is applied to risk assessment pro-
cedures { Also offered as I \\ II $23; mas not be taken for duplicate credit)

BIOL 331 Animal Developmental Biolog) 2c-3l-3cr

Prerequisite: BIOL 22tl or permission

Comparative and molecular development of vertebrate animals are the
major considerations. General principles of development are illustrated
using vertebrate, invertebrate, and plant materials.

BIOI. 352 ( ..iiip.ii ai iw Animal Physiolog) 2c-3l-3cr

Prerequisites: BIOL 220. CHEM 231

A comparative studs of homeostatic mechanisms and systems in animals
and their relation to fundamental chemical and physical events in cells.

BIOL 362 Ecology 2c-3l-3cr

Prerequisites: BIOL I I 1-1 12. BIOL 210 or 22(1

A studs of interrelations and adaptations of organisms: includes consider-
ation of physical and biotic environmental factors. Field trips.

BIOL 363 Medical Microbiology
Prerequisite: BIOL 250 or instructor permission


A siuds ol disci, nisms With an emphasis on human

pathogens Both cpidemiolog ite relationships

arc disc usscd Lab stresses methods oi isolation ami identification ••!

Blot 164 Immunology :. II tci

Prerequisites: HUM 250 < III'' instructoi permission

Physical ami chemical properties Ol antigens and antibodies; nature ol

antigen antibod) interactions; mechanism «.i antibod) formation ami
immune reaction ami disease I ah employs serological techniques

BIOI. 4(il Laboratory Methods in Biology and

Biotechnology 2e~4l-3cr

Prerequisite: I III M 151 oi BIOI 101

Ihcors and practice in a niiinbei ol majoi uid preparatise tech-

niques cuiienlls in use in physiology, molecular biology, and hiolechnol
I Also offered as BK )( 4UI mas nol be taken lor duplicate credit)

BIOL 4(15 Biolog) of the < ell 2c-3l-3cr

Prerequisites: BIOI 111, CHEM 231, or instructor permission
Introduces the cellular and modular mechanisms by which mdisidual cells
grow, receive and respond to internal and external signals, and move Dis-
cusses the latest advances in the discipline; students arc expected to utilize

current literature on their own BS a means ol building critical thinking
skills [he student-centered laboratory portion emphasizes individual and

group acth ities.

BIOL 410 Molecular Biology Topics 3c-0l-3cr

Prerequisite: BIOL 263 oi BIO( )01 or ( III M 351

Involves the studs of biological phenomena in molecular terms focuses on
recombinant DNA principles as the) relate to prokaryotes and eukaryotes.
I mphasizes the modem methods used in recombinant DNA technology.

BIOL 45(1 Pymatuning: Held Studies \ar-3cr

During the summer session, various field courses are offered through the
Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology The offerings \ar> depending on the
summer. Possible offerings include Experimental Design. I ish Ecology.
Bellas loral Ecology, Aquatic Botany, and Ecological Genetics. Information
regarding specific offerings is available from the Biology Department in
the spring.

BIOL 453 Plant Physiology 2c-3l-3cr

Prerequisites: BIOL 210. CHEM 231

Studies physiological processes occurring in plants considered in relation to
growth, development, and ecology of plants.

BIOL 455 Animal Behavior 3c-0l-3cr

Prerequisite: BIOL 220 or permission

The biological study of animal behavior. Topics include the mechanisms.
development, ecology, and evolution of behavior.

BIOL 456 Ecological Toxicology 2c-3l-3cr

Prerequisites: BIOL 112. CULM 112

\ studs of the impact of chemical pollutants and other stresses on non-
human biological systems from the subcellular to ecosystem levels. An
ecological risk assessment is conducted in the field and laboratory settings.
i Also offered as I w || 456; mas not be taken tor duplicate credit)

BIOI. 460 Fundamentals of Environmental Epidemiology 3c-0l-3cr
Prerequisites: BIOL 104 or 112; MATH 216 or 21": or instructor

A study of the health consequences of involuntary exposure to harmful
chemical and biological agents in the general environment Disease
etiology, occurrence, and intervention in human populations are examined
through epidemiologic studs using analytical methods and applications.
I Also offered as I \\ 1 1 460; mas not be taken for duplicate credit!

BIOL 463 Limnology 2c-3l-3cr

Prerequisite: BIOI 3(>2

An investigation into the physical, chemical, and biological aspects of
inland ssatcrs and their interrelationships. In the laboratory the student
gams experience in the techniques involved in aquatic sampling and the
analysis of data. (Saturday or Sunday labs may be required.)


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HIOl. 466 Principles of \ irologv 3c-0l-3cr

Prerequisite: Biol 263 01 equivalent course in Genetics, or CHEM 351
or equivalent course in Biochemistry, oi instructor permission
Fopics include structure, classification, assay, and transmission of viruses;
methods used in the stud} of viruses; \ iral replication, gene expression, and
gene regulation; host-viral interactions and subviral pathogens.

BIOL 471 Dendrology of the Eastern U.S. 2c-3l-3cr

Prerequisite: BIOL 210 or instructor permission

A comprehensive survey of the tree species m the eastern portion of North
America with an emphasis on Pennsylvania forests

BIOL 473 Seedless Vascular Plants: Kerns

and Allied Flora 2c-3l-3cr

Prerequisite: BIOL 210

A comprehensive survey of morphological and habitat characteristics of

seedless vascular plants (generally ferns and their allies) of Pcnnsv Ivania

and the surrounding states.

BIOL 475 Mammalogy 2c-3l-3cr

Prerequisite: BIOL 220

A general discussion of mammals emphasizing systematica, distribution, and

structural and functional modifications related to evolution of this group.

1 ab work samples numerous techniques that can be applied to mammalian


BIOL 476 Parasitology 2c-3l-3cr

Prerequisite: BIOL 220

Structure, physiology, ecology, life cycles, pathology, and treatment of
parasitic proto/oa and flarworm and roundworm species of man. Dissection
of hosts for parasites

BIOL 477 Neurobiology 3c-0l-3cr

Prerequisites: BIOL 1 1 1 or 105. or 151. or PSYC 350 or instructor

Presents the underlying mechanisms through which the nervous system
mediates behavior, from the molecular to the organismal level. Emphasizes
two major themes: 1) the roles of synapses and neuronal excitability in
shaping the input output functions of neurons and neuronal networks and
2 ) the role of neuronal development and neuronal experience upon
resultant neuronal organization.

BIOL 480 Biology Seminar lc-01-lcr

A discussion of recent trends in biological thought and research. Students
report on assigned readings and or personal research

BIOL 481 Special Topics var-l-3cr

Prerequisite: As appropriate to course content

Course varies from semester to semester covering diverse topics in specific

areas of biology.

BIOL 482 Independent Study var-l-3cr

Prerequisites: Prior approval through advisor, faculty member,
department chairperson, dean, and Provost's Office. A 2.5 cumulative GPA
and in major courses is required

Students with interest in independent study of a topic not offered in the
curriculum mav propose a plan of Study in conjunction with a faculty
member Approval is based on academic appropriateness and availability of
resources Work is supervised bv a (acuity member but does not involve
regular class or laboratory hours

BIOL 483 Honors Thesis/Independent Stud> var-l-6cr

Prerequisites: Admission to departmental honors program: prior
approval through advisor, faculty member, department chairperson,
dean, and Provost's Office

An intensive, focused studv involving independent research culminating in
a written thesis approved bv a thesis director and two faculty leaders
Committee members. Mav be taken more than once to a maximum of 6sh

BIOL 484 Honors Seminar 2c-0l-2cr

Prerequisite: Admission to the Biology Honors Program
Selected topics in biology. Use of the literature in preparation tor advanced
coursework and BIOL 4S3. Analyzes the literature, develops a literature

review, and develops a thesis proposal truest speakers provide additional
exposure to majoi areas of b>.

BIOL 490 Field Studies in Biology var-var-l-4cr

Prerequisites: Specific prerequisites, as are appropriate to the course, will
be set bv individual instructors, instructor permission
Various specialized field courses instructed by biologists from II P. Explored
the rich diversity and ecology of the flora and fauna that inhabit special-
ized regions of Pennsylvania, the United States, or other countries
Emphasizes ecology, behavior, and natural history of organisms in their
natural surroundings. Must meet travel and living expenses Mav be taken
more than once for credit and grade if course content is different.

BIOL 491 Problems in Biology 1-3 cr

I he student mav independent!) investigate an) field of biology in which he

or she is interested. This work is supervised by a faculty member but docs
not involve regular class or laboratory hours. The student should expect to
spend three hours per week tor each credit earned.

BIOL 493 Biology Internship var-3-12cr

Prerequisites: Biology major with at least 57cr, 2.5 cumulative GPA.
and permission of the director of internships and the chairperson
Selected students have opportunity, under department superv ision. to gain
off-campus practical experience in area of interest. Only 6cr may be
applied toward major: total number of credits is decided in consultation
involving student, his her advisor, and director of internships.

BIOL 499 Research Biology 3cr

Designed to acquaint the undergraduate student with the techniques of
modem research bv actively engaging in a program of biological experi-
mentation and or research Students work in close harmony with the
faculty member( s) engaged in an active research project. There are no
formal lectures or laboratories, and a broad biological background is
required. Enrollment is by permission only.

BLAW: Business Law

Department of Finance and Legal Studies

Eberly College of Business and Information Technology

Note Except for Accounting. Business Education, and nonbusiness majors
who have met the required prerequisites, students scheduling 300 and 400
courses are expected to hav e achieved junior standing as described in the
Eberly College of Business and Information Technology Academic Policies.

BLAW 235 Legal Environment of Business 3c-lll-3cr

Explores the current American legal system bv providing students with an
introduction to a variety ol legal topics important lo all individuals and
businesses. Topics must include sources of law. the court sv stem and basic
procedures, tort law. criminal law. and contracts. Topics mav also include
legal research and intellectual property Ethical issues and international law
aie integrated throughout the course

BLAW 281 Special topics »ar-l-3cr

Prerequisite: As appropriate to course content
( Iffered on an experimental or temporary basis to explore topics not
included in the established curriculum. A given topic may be offered under
any special topic identit) no more than three times Special topics
numbered 2X1 are offered primaril) for lower-level undergraduate students

BLAW 336 Law of Business Organizations 3c-lll-3cr

Prerequisite: HI \Vv 235

\ studv of the law dealing with commercial paper, agency, partnerships.
corporations, and bankruptcy

B] \W 337 Consumer Law 3c-0l-3cr

Nature ot law as it pertains to the consumer Attention to consumer
protection relationships, real and personal property . credit: environmental
law. law pertaining to employment; landlord-tenant relationships, product
liability; insurance: and family law

HI \w 44ii Business Negotiations
Prerequisites: MI \vv 235, junior standing


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Open lo .ill majors meeting the prerequisites ( oven the basic theori
Mrategics .>t negotiation in the business environment and provides instrui
luMi and practice lo develop negotiation skills I ocuacs on the know i
and skills needed in intercompany and intracompany negotiations Focuses
on neithei collective bargaining not laboi negotiations

III \\\ 4X1 Special [bplCJ Mil I Wi

Prerequisite: Vs appropriate lo course content
Offered .mi .in experimental 01 temporary basis to explore topics nol
Included in the established curriculum \ given topic may be offered undei
any special topic identity no more than three times Special topics
numbered 48 1 arc primarily foi uppei level undergraduate students

in \\\ -is: Independenl Study var-1 let

Prerequisite: Prioi approval through advisor, faculty memfa

department chairperson, dean, and Provost's Office

Students with interest in independenl study ol .i topic nol offered in the

curriculum may propose .1 plan ol study in conjunction with .1 faculty

nembet Approval is based on academic appropriateness and availability ol


l< 1 1 I): Business and lechnolog) Education

Department of itchnoJog} Support and I raining

I berlj College of Business and Information lechnolog)

\of« Except foi Vccounting, Business I ducation, and nonbusiness majors
who have met the required prerequisites, students scheduling 100 and 4<>i>

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