Apr 18, 2019  
Undergraduate Catalog 2014 - 2015 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2014 - 2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Art

  
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    ART 441 - Art and Social Justice

    [3 credit(s)]
    The purpose of the course is to provide an overview of the way in which art serves as an important locus of discourses on society, politics, identity and culture. The course's aim is to bring to a greater understanding of the impact of the arts on social, political, and cultural transformation. It is the Caspstone Course for the Art Education major and promotes skills in writing, critical thinking, and oral communication.

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements. g, and oral communication.


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    ART 442 - Integrated Design Strategies

    [3 credit(s)]
    Pre-requsite: ART 342. Instruction on applying visual communication and branding practices across platforms to create integrated design campaigns. Students will consider design thinking and how typographic and aesthetic principles & techniques support messaging. Campaign style projects will cover a range of media including print, digital, and environmental graphic design. Professional production techniques, as relevant to assignments will be covered.


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    ART 443 - Corporate Identity

    [3 credit(s)]
    Pre-requisite: Art 242 and Art 244. Introduction to the practical development of the basic visual, verbal, and conceptual elements of a corporate identity. Students will learn to create logos, develop visual identity, and apply integrated communication systems that support brand development. Projects are structured to provide a cohesive demonstration of knowledge as well as documentation of this area of visual communication design. Course will focus on formal exercises such as mark making as well as brand research and conceptual development. Professional production techniques, as relevant to assignments will be covered.


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    ART 446 - Graphic Design for Social and Cultural Contexts

    [3 credit(s)]
    Pre-requisite: ART 342 and ART 346. Instruction on how design thinking can be applied to social and cultural contexts. All projects are developed around the idea of "design for good," meaning that project and client choices should have foundations in philanthropy, education or outreach. Coursework will be shaped by audience/client needs developed through in-depth research and prototyping. Some projects may result in traditional design solutions, but students will be encouraged to develop conceptual applications to complex unframed problems.


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    ART 448 - Motion Graphics and Effects

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: ART 244 and ART 348. An advanced course in motion graphics using computer-based animation applications. The course focuses on Adobe After Effects, a powerful software tool for creating visual effects and motion graphics. Topics such as Digital Video Principles, Digital Video Editing, Motion Graphics, Visual Communication and Storytelling will be covered. Other software may include Soundtrack, and QuickTime.


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    ART 450 - Design Capstone

    [3 credit(s)]
    Course serves as the capstone requirement for Studio Art majors who have selected Graphic Design as their concentration. Throughout the semester we will meet university capstone requirements by promoting and enhancing skills in critical thinking, information literacy, oral communication and writing. Students will spend the semester focused on the development of a professional design portfolio. All classroom activities will be focused on network building, self-promotion, and professional preparation. Standards for grading will be based on a variety of criteria including (but not limited to): attendance, effort, quality of research, completion of assignments, visual and technical exploration, critical analysis skills exhibited in both writing and oral presentation, and enthusiastic participation. Course is to be taken when the majority of upper-level design coursework is completed..

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    ART 451 - Art Studio Capstone

    [3 credit(s)]
    Course will introduce students to professional practices as related to their major in studio art. It's designed to promote writing, critical thinking, oral communication, and assist future BA graduates in furthering their careers in the arts. Multiple career paths will be discussed through practical applications based on real life requirements. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to face challenges outside of the academic environment.

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    ART 452 - Art History Capstone

    [1 credit(s)]
    Pre-requisite: One ART 495: Art Seminar This course is the Capstone experience for Art History majors. Students work one-on-one with a professor to reflect on their art history education, polish and perfect a paper from a prior art history course, and consider options for graduate schools and careers or attend art-related events at Cleveland area museums and galleries. The course promotes skills in critical thinking, writing, oral communication, and information literacy. It also assists students in transitioning out of the college environment and into graduate schools, careers, and a life-long engagement with art. The course should be taken in the last year of the student's undergraduate career.

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    ART 458 - The Art of King Arthur

    [3 credit(s)]
    This course examines representations of the tales of King Arthur and his court in both visual and textual form, from the Middle Ages, the nineteenth century, and contemporary culture, in order to both situate these stories in their original context and understand their enduring interest up to our own time. The focus of the course is not on rediscovering the historical Arthur, but instead on understanding the different meanings that Arthurian materials have held for different audience at different points in time.

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    ART 492 - Contemporary Critical Theory

    [3 credit(s)]
    This course introduces recent developments in theory and philosophy and examines their implications for the production, study, and teaching of art and design. Topics covered include: post-modernism, post-structuralism, semiotics, and deconstruction; phenomenology, performance theory, and affect theory; actor-network theory, speculative realism, object-oriented ontology, and eco-criticism.

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    ART 493 - Special Topics In Studio Art

    [3 credit(s)]
    Pre-requisite: 2 Foundations (200) level studio art courses. Intensive study of subject or topic to be announced in advance. May be repeated for credit for a total of 9 credit hours with a change of topic.


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    ART 496 - Independent Studies In Studio Art and Design

    [1-3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Written permission of instructor. Studio projects in advanced work. Sections are: (1) graphic design, (2) ceramics, (3) drawing, (4) painting, (5) photography, (6) printmaking, (7) sculpture, (8) other (4 credits), and (9) other (2 credits). May be repeated for credit for a total of 9 credit hours with a change of topic.


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    ART 497 - Independent Reading And Research: Art History

    [1-3 credit(s)]
    Study of a topic of special interest to the particular student; subject and plan of study to be decided jointly by student and instructor. May be repeated for credit for a total of 9 credit hours with a change of topic.


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    ART 499 - Honors Thesis

    [6 credit(s)]
    Pre-requisite: Admission to the Honors Program. Directed research under supervision, culminating in the writing of a thesis required of honors students in art history and art education. May be repeated for credit for a total of 6 credit hours with a change of topic.


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Arts & Science

  
  
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    ASC 101S - Introduction to University Life Scholars

    [1 credit(s)]
    An orientation course intended for entering freshmen in the Scholars Program.

    Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring



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Biology

  
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    BIO 100 - The Living World

    [3 credit(s)]
    An introduction to the biology of all major groups of living things, including microbial, unicellular, and parasitic organisms, as well as multicellular plants, animals, and fungi. The fundamental concepts of evolutionary and functional biology will be introduced through a systematic survey of the varieties of life. Natural Science. BIO 109 may be combined with BIO 100 to partially satisfy the requirement for Natural Science with Laboratory.

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    BIO 104 - The Brain

    [3 credit(s)]
    Introduction to the nervous system and the brain. Discussion of the function of brain cells, sensory systems, motor systems, and higher functioning in mammalian systems. Normal and abnormal functions of the human brain are emphasized. Natural Science. BIO 107 may be combined with BIO 104 to partially satisfy the requirement for Natural Science with Laboratory.

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    BIO 112 - Biology of the Dinosaurs

    [3 credit(s)]
    Dinosaurs are used to illustrate fundamental concepts of biology. Topics to be discussed will include methods of classification, evolutionary mechanisms including extinction, the process of fossilization, a survey of major dinosaur groups, and biological principles of biomechanics, physiology, and behavior. Current theories and controversies concerning dinosaur biology will be evaluated. One or two class meetings will be held at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.


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    BIO 194 - Special Topics In Biology

    [1-6 credit(s)]
    Study of a particular topic in biology. Topics to be announced in the course schedule each semester. May be repeated for credit for a total of 12 credit hours with a change of topic.


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    BIO 200 - Introductory Biology I

    [3 credit(s)]
    Corequisite: BIO 201. Minimum GPA of 2.0 first semester Freshman. It is recommended that students who do not have a high school biology and chemistry complete BIO 100 with a grade of C or better prior to enrolling in BIO 200. An introduction to modern biology covering basic principles of molecular and cell biology, immunity, genetics, evolution, and biological classification.

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    BIO 264 - Introductory Microbiology

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Upper-level high-school biology or BI0 106. Corequisite: BIO 265. Principles of microbiology, and immunology, including pathogenic microorganisms, and viruses.


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    BIO 265 - Introductory Microbiology Laboratory

    [1 credit(s)]
    Corequisite: BIO 264. Selected exercises designed to reinforce concepts covered in BIO 264.


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    BIO 301 - Plant Biology Laboratory

    [1 credit(s)]
    Pre- or corequisite: BIO 300. This is a set of selected exercises designed to reinforce concepts covered in BIO 300.


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    BIO 303 - Animal Biology Laboratory

    [1 credit(s)]
    Pre or Corequisite: BIO 302. This is a set of selected exercises designed to reinforce concepts covered in BIO 302.


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    BIO 304 - Population Biology And Evolution

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: BIO 200 and 202. This course covers population genetics, evolutionary processes, population ecology, and biogeography.


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    BIO 305 - Population Biology & Evolution Laboratory

    [1 credit(s)]
    Pre- or Corequisite: BIO 304. This is a set of selected exercises designed to reinforce concepts covered in BIO 304.


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    BIO 306 - Biochemistry

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: BIO 200, 202, and CHM 331. Discussion of the essential concepts underlying biochemistry. Topics include chemical concepts, structure of biological molecules, catalysis, and metabolic regulation.


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    BIO 308 - Cell Biology

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: BIO 200, 202 and CHM 262. Corequisite: BIO 309. Structure, function, and biogenesis of cellular organelles and the cytoskeleton. Discussions of development at the cellular level, inter- and intra-cellular signaling, and regulation of the cell cycle.


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    BIO 310 - Genetics

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: BIO 200 and BIO 202. Co-requisite BIO 311. Principles of transmission and molecular genetics in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, with emphasis on classical and molecular analysis techniques and their interpretation.


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    BIO 311 - Genetics Recitation

    [1 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite or corequisite: BIO 310 or permission of instructor. Problem solving, demonstrations, and special projects with emphasis on databases and Web tools for genetic and bioinformatic analyses.


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    BIO 358 - Zoo Science and Management

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: BIO 202, Introductory Biology I, or equivalent, or permission of the instructor. Using Cleveland Metroparks Zoo as a living laboratory and classroom, students will learn many aspects of zoo management, from animal care to administration. Students will identify the roles of the modern zoo, review the many aspects of professional zoo management and study how zoos have contributed to conservation, education, recreation, and research. Topics include animal care and population management, zoo administration, zoo research and conservation, horticulture, education, and veterinary services.


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    BIO 380 - Biology Content for Middle School Teachers

    [3 credit(s)]
    Enrollment is restricted to students seeking middle school licensure. No credit towards biology major or minor. Biological concepts relevant to students seeking middle school licensure will be discussed with related timely issues. Lectures will coordinate with laboratory exercises and inquiry-based activities. Co-requisite Bio 381.


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    BIO 381 - Bio Content Mid School Teacher Lab

    [1 credit(s)]
    Enrollment is restricted to students seeking middle school licensure. No credit towards biology major or minor. Selected exercises designed to reinforce concepts covered in Bio 380. Co-requisite Bio 380.


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    BIO 390 - Writing in Biology I

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: BIO 200, BIO 202 and a declared biology major. This course is designed to develop the writing and oral presentation skills of students through assigned projects and in-class activities. Students write a substantial conceptual (review or theoretical) paper according to a standard format and learn other methods of presenting scientific results.

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    BIO 391 - Writing in Biology II

    [1 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: BIO 390 and a declared biology major. Co-requisite: Students must be concurrently enrolled in a 300 or 400 level biology course. Students must obtain permission of the Biology Advisor prior to registering for this course. Students will write conceptual (review or theoretical) papers according to a standard format and give in-class oral presentations. A substantial written report is one of the requirements. The 300/400 level instructor, in consultation with the student, will determine the topic of the written report. Maybe repeated with change in title of the 300/400 level course.

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    BIO 400 - Orientation For Medical Technology Students

    [1 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Admission to the Medical Technology Program. No credit towards biology minor. Pre-clinical orientation; general aspects of the hospital training program, concept of the medical technologist as a member of the health-care delivery team, lectures by education coordinators of hospital schools, visits to hospital clinical laboratories.


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    BIO 408 - Animal Cell Culture

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: BIO 308. Theoretical and practical introduction to methods of animal cell culture necessary for reseach in biomedical or biotech labs and in the pharmaceutical industry. Techniques will include choice of medium, passaging, freezing, tests of purity and viability, stable and transient transfection, and preparing primary cultures.


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    BIO 412 - Elements Of Immunology

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: BIO 306 and 308. Nature of antigens, antibody structure and function, B and T cell activation, cytokines, immunoassays, terminology.


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    BIO 413 - Elements Of Immunology Laboratory

    [1 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite or corequisite: BIO 412. Immunochemical assays and cell culture techniques. Preparation of single-cell suspensions and determination of cell viability. Identification and quantification of antigen-antibody interactions.


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    BIO 414 - Parasitology

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: BIO 302 (preferred) or any two 300-level Biology core courses (BIO 300, BIO 304, BIO 308, or BIO 310); Corequisite: BIO 415. This is a basic course primarily designed for biology majors who dsire an understanding of animal parasitology, including ecology, life histories, and host-parasite relationships.


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    BIO 416 - Microbiology

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: BIO 306. Corequisite: BIO 417. Structure, function, and genetics of major groups of microorganisms, with emphasis on bacteria; the role of microbes in the economy of nature and man.


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    BIO 418 - Histology

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: BIO 308. Corequisite: BIO 419. Structure of mammalian cells, tissues, and organs, with emphasis on relationships of structure and function.


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    BIO 420 - Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: BIO 302. Corequisite: BIO 421. Comparative study of gross structure and evolutionary development of vertebrate organ systems.


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    BIO 422 - Mammalian Physiology

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: BIO 302. Corequisite: BIO 423. Physiology of major organ systems of vertebrates, with an emphasis on mammalian physiology. Students may not take both BIO 422 and BIO 424 for credit.

     


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    BIO 423 - Mammalian Physiology Laboratory

    [1 credit(s)]
    Corequisite: BIO 422. Exercises that emphasize modern methods of physiological measurement, and the analysis and presentation of physiological data.


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    BIO 424 - Principles Of Animal Physiology

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: BIO 302. Corequisite BIO 425. Basic concepts of comparative animal physiology will be developed from fundamental principles of chemistry, biology, and physics. The evolution of major physiological systems will be examined through a comparison of taxa ranging from protists through vertebrates. Students may not take both BIO 422 and BIO 424 for credit.

     


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    BIO 425 - Principles of Animal Physiology Laboratory

    [1 credit(s)]
    Corequisite: BIO 424. Exercises that emphasize modern methods of physiological measurement, and the analysis and presentation of physiological data.


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    BIO 426 - Neurobiology

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: BIO 302 or equivalent. Exploration of the relation of behavior to neural function. Topics include basic neurophysiology and properties of sensory and motor systems illustrated with human and nonhuman examples.


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    BIO 428 - Endocrinology

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: BIO 308. Introduction to functions of hormones and endocrine glands, including mechanisms controlling hormone secretion; mammalian systems emphasized.

     


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    BIO 434 - Techniques in Molecular Biology

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 308 or BIO 310. Corequisite(s): BIO 435. Fundamental concepts and methods in molecular biology relevant to careers in biological and biomedical research and biotechnology.


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    BIO 435 - Techniques in Molecular Bio Lab

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 308 or BIO 310. Corequisite(s): BIO 434. Laboratory exercises allowing hands-on experience in selected techniques covered in BIO 434.


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    BIO 436 - Evolutionary Genetics

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: BIO 304 and BIO 310. An introduction to the modern theory of evolutionary genetics, including development of the concepts of genetic diversity, natural selection, random genetic drift, population substructure, infinite-alleles models, and the neutral theory of molecular evolution.

     


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    BIO 448 - Biogeography

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: BIO 300, BIO 302 or BIO 304. Topics reflect the study of the distribution, ranges and limits of animals and plants and the interaction of physical and biotic systems to explain patterns of diversity and change across time at population, community and ecosystem levels.


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    BIO 450 - Evolutionary Biology

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: BIO 300 or 302, and 304 or equivalent. Advanced lectures on evolution that consider traits, genes, and their interaction with environmental variation. Topics include the basic quantitative methods required to interpret evolutionary change, the consequences of population structure, molecular approaches to phylogenetic studies, and the changes in genetic variation under different models of selection, drift, migration, and mutation.

     


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    BIO 451 - Field Experience in Eco & Conservation

    [1-6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: BIO 300 or 302, and 304. This course will examine principles of ecology and conservation biology through field research in a natural setting. Students will participate in research projects emphasizing analyses of biodiversity, population demography, species interactions, or behavior. Following preparatory sessions at Cleveland State University, the class will travel to off-campus field sites for the balance of the course. Living conditions may be primitive in the field and international travel may be required. May be repeated for credit for a total of 8 credit hours. See semester course schedule and contact the biology office (216) 687-2440 for further information.


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    BIO 452 - Urban Ecology

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 300 or BIO 302 or BIO 304. Required co-requisite, BIO 453 Understanding how human actions change ecological processes and ecosystem services in urban environments is important for designing and developing sustainable cities. This course will present concepts and frameworks related to urban ecology; explore the cross-disciplinary nature of urban ecology; and explore the challenges to designing ecologically sound and sustainable urban areas.


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    BIO 453 - Urban Ecology Lab

    [1 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 300 or BIO 302 or BIO 304. Required co-requisite, BIO 452 This lab will test concepts and frameworks related to urban ecology; investigate how urban and urbanizing regions modify the natural environment; and explore the challenges to designing ecologically sound and sustainable urban areas.


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    BIO 454 - Ecology

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: BIO 300 or 302, and 304. Study of interactions of organisms with their environment, including growth and regulation of populations, energetics of organisms and ecosystems, life-history evolution, and systems ecology.


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    BIO 455 - Ecology Laboratory

    [1 credit(s)]
    Corequisite: BIO 454. Selected exercises designed to reinforce concepts covered in BIO 454. The laboratory includes a few one-day field trips on weekends.


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    BIO 456 - Vertebrate Biology & Evolution

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: BIO 302 and 304. Topics cover the biology of vertebrates, with special emphasis on those aspects that relate to the evolutionary history of the group; lectures on the basic mechanism of Darwinian evolution.


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    BIO 458 - Behavior

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: BIO 302 and 304. An introduction to, and survey of, animal behavior from an evolutionary perspective.

     


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    BIO 462 - Evolutionary Ecology of Sexual Reproduction

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: BIO 300 or BIO 302. Although organisms spend huge amounts of energy carrying out activities related to sexual reproduction, it is by far the most dominant mode of reproduction. This course will explore that dilemma and examine various modes of sexual reproduction in diverse organisms in an evolutionary context.


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    BIO 464 - Developmental Biology

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: BIO 308. The fundamental principles of development will be illustrated using classical invertebrate and vertebrate systems. The molecular, genetic, and cellular basis of development will be integrated with classical descriptive and experimental approaches.


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    BIO 468 - Theories of Aging

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: BIO 168, or 308, or permission of instructor. This course is an inquiry into the reasons why some organisms show aging in the form of senescence, while other organisms seem to be perennial, or at least long-lived. Current theories of aging will be critically analyzed.


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    BIO 471 - Ecology of Local Flora

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 300. Study and identification of representative species, genera, and families of mainly local vascular plants and the composition of communities in which they are found. Lecture, laboratory, and field work


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    BIO 472 - Wetland Ecology

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 300 or BIO 302 or BIO 304. Required co-requisite, BIO 473 Wetland Ecology Field Laboratory. A study of the interaction of physical, geochemical, and biological components of wetland ecosystems. Adaptations of organisms in wetland ecosystems and community interactions are emphasized. Field and laboratory study give students experience in inquiry-based activities involving data collection and analyses used in wetland ecology. Techniques in wetland characterization and delineation are covered.


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    BIO 473 - Wetland Ecology Field Lab

    [1 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 300 or BIO 302 or BIO 304. Required co-requisite, BIO 472 Wetland Ecology. Field and laboratory study give students experience in inquiry and problem-based activities involving data collection and analyses used in wetland ecology. Techniques in wetland characterization and delineation are covered. Due to the field component of laboratories, labs are taught on Saturdays.


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    BIO 474 - Stream Ecology

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 300 or BIO 302 or BIO 304. Required co-requisite, BIO 475 Stream Ecology Field Laboratory. A study of the interaction of physical, geochemical, and biological components in stream ecosystems. Adaptations of organisms in aquatic environments, community interactions, and ecosystem energetics are emphasized. Field and laboratory study give students experience in inquiry-based activities involving data collection and stream ecosystem analyses. Techniques in stream habitat and water quality assessment are covered. To facilitate outdoor excursions, may be scheduled outside normal semester dates and graded initially with a T grade.


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    BIO 475 - Stream Ecology Field Lab

    [1 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 300 or BIO 302 or BIO 304. Required co-requisite, BIO 474 Stream Ecology. Field and laboratory study give students experience in inquiry and problem-based activities involving data collection and analyses used in stream ecology. Techniques in stream bioassessment (ICI, IBI), and Ohio EPA habitat assessment methods (HHEI, QHEI) are covered. To facilitate outdoor excursions, may be scheduled outside normal semester dates and graded initially with a T grade.


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    BIO 491 - Honors Research

    [1-2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Honors degree status. Supervised research in a faculty member's laboratory on a project approved by the Honors Program Committee. May be repeated for credit.


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    BIO 493 - Special Topics In Biology, with lab

    [1-2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: at least junior standing. Study of a particular topic in biology. Includes lab, or excursions, or other practical exercises. Topics to be announced in semester course schedule. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.


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    BIO 494 - Special Topics In Biology

    [1-3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: at least junior standing. Study of a particular topic in biology. Topics to be announced in semester course schedule. May be repeated for credit for a total of 12 credit hours with a change of topic.


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    BIO 496 - Independent Study In Biology

    [1-6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, and permission of biology advisor. Special study and directed reading of selected topics for undergraduate biology majors. May be repeated, but no more than 8 credits of any combination of BIO 491, BIO 496, and BIO 497 will be allowed towards the biology degree.


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    BIO 497 - Independent Research in Biology

    [1-6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, and permission of chairperson. Special research experience for undergraduate biology majors. May be repeated, but no more than 8 credits of any combination of BIO 491, BIO 496, and BIO 497 will be allowed towards the biology degree. Students must obtain the permission of a faculty supervisor for the project before registering.


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    BIO 499 - Exit Evaluation

    [0 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Senior standing. Final exit examination and outcomes assessment evlauation required of all graduating seniors. Graded S/U.


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Black Studies

  
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    BST 200 - Introduction to Black Studies

    [3 credit(s)]
    This course is designed to serve as the foundational course for those interested in pursuing a Black Studies Major. The theoretical foundations of the Black Studies discipline are presented and explored. The course will also introduce the student to the discipline's founders. The course will follow the development of the discipline from its origins to its current state.

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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