Biology Courses


Biology/General (BIOB)

  • BIOB 101N - Discover Biology. 3.000 Credits.

    Offered every term. Offered on Mountain Campus and at Missoula College.Contemporary exploration of the organization and complexity of living organisms and the systems in which they live. The central question of biology--relationship between form and function, acquisition and use of energy, and continuity between generations will be addressed through lectures and laboratory investigations. Credit not allowed toward a major in biology. Credit not allowed for both BIOB 101N and BIOB 160N. Gen Ed Attributes: Natural Science Lab Course (N)

    Gen Ed Attributes: Natural Science Course (N)

    BIOB 130N - Evolution and Society. 3 Credits.

    Offered intermittently. A focus on relationships between evolutionary biology and important social issues, including the evolution of drug-resistant diseases, the construction and use of genetically-modified organism, human evolutionary biology, and experimental laboratory evolution.

    Gen Ed Attributes: Natural Science Course (N)

    BIOB 160N - Principles of Living Systems. 3 Credits.

    Offered autumn and summer. Unifying principles of biological structure-function relationships at different levels of organization and complexity. Consideration of reproduction, genetics, development, evolution, ecosystems, as well as the inter-relationships of the human species to the rest of life. Students requiring a laboratory should also register for BIOB 161N. Credit not allowed for both BIOB 101N and 160N.

    Gen Ed Attributes: Natural Science Course (N)

    BIOB 161N - Prncpls of Living Systems Lab. 1 Credit.

    Offered autumn and summer. Prereq., or Coreq., BIOB 160N. Lab experiences illustrate biological principles underlying growth, reproduction, development, genetics and physiology, and are designed to give students practice in scientific methods of description, development of hypotheses, and testing. Gen Ed Attributes: Natural Science Lab Course (N)

    Gen Ed Attributes: Natural Science Course (N)

    BIOB 170N - Princpls Biological Diversity. 3 Credits.

    Offered spring and summer. Survey of the diversity, evolution and ecology of life including prokaryotes, viruses, protista, fungi, plants and animals.

    Gen Ed Attributes: Natural Science Course (N)

    BIOB 171N - Princpls Biological Dvrsty Lab. 2 Credits.

    Offered spring and summer. Coreq., BIOB 170N. The diversity of life including prokaryotes, viruses, protista, fungi, plants and animals including structure and evolutionary relationships. Gen Ed Attributes: Natural Science Lab Course (N)

    Gen Ed Attributes: Natural Science Course (N)

    BIOB 191 - Special Topics. 1-6 Credits.

    Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics.

    BIOB 191N - Special Topics. 1-6 Credits.

    (R-6) Offered intermittently. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics.

    BIOB 198 - Internship. 1-6 Credits.

    Prereq., consent of Division. Extended classroom experience that provides practical application of learning during placement off campus. Prior approval must be obtained from the faculty supervisor and the Internship Services office. A maximum of 6 credits of Internship (198, 298, 398, 498) may count toward graduation.

    BIOB 226N - Gen Science: Earth & Life Sci. 5.000 Credits.

    Offered spring. Prereq., or coreg M 132 or M 135. Integrated lectures, laboratory exercises, and field trips on topics in earth and biological science for prospective elementary school teachers and the non-scientist. 2, two-hour laboratory sessions are required each week. Gen Ed Attributes: Natural Science Lab Course (N)

    Gen Ed Attributes: Natural Science Course (N)

    BIOB 260 - Cellular and Molecular Biology. 4.000 Credits.

    Offered autumn and summer. Prereq. BIOB 160N (preferred) or BCH 110/111 (preferred) or B- or higher in BIOH 112; and either CHMY 123 or CHMY 143. Analytical exploration of the structure and function of the cell, the fundamental unit of life, with an emphasis on energy transformations and information flow. Topics include molecular building blocks, membranes, organelles, and mechanisms of replication, gene expression, metabolism, signal transduction, cell birth, cell death, and cell differentiation.

    BIOB 272 - Genetics and Evolution. 4.000 Credits.

    Offered spring. Prereq., either BIOB 260 OR both BIOB 160N and BIOB 170N/171N; and one of M 121, 122, 151, 162, or 171. Principles and mechanisms of inheritance and evolution. Population genetics, fossil record, macroevolution, speciation, extinction, systematics, molecular evolution.

    BIOB 291 - Special Topics. 1-6 Credits.

    (R-6) Offered intermittently. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics.

    BIOB 295 - Student Teaching. 1-6 Credits.

    (R-6) Offered intermittently. Offered at Missoula College. Organized student teaching.

    BIOB 298 - Internship. 1-6 Credits.

    Offered intermittently. Prereq., consent of Division. Extended classroom experience that provides practical application of learning during placement off campus. Prior approval must be obtained from the faculty supervisor and the Internship Services office. A maximum of 6 credits of Internship (198, 298, 398, 498) may count toward graduation.

    BIOB 301 - Developmental Biology. 3 Credits.

    Offered autumn. Prereq., BIOB 260; BIOB 272 recommended. An analysis of the origin and development of form and patterns in organisms, stressing the processes of growth and differentiation in plants and animals. Graded traditional letter grade only.

    BIOB 375 - General Genetics. 3 Credits.

    Offered spring. Prereq., BIOB 260 and 272. This course will focus on the molecular genetics of eukaryotes, with special emphasis on transmission genetics and gene structure and regulation.

    BIOB 390 - Undergrad Research. 1-10 Credits.

    (R-10) Offered every term. Prereq., consent of instr. Independent research under the direction of a faculty member. Graded credit/no credit.

    BIOB 391 - Special Topics. 1-10 Credits.

    (R-10) Offered intermittently. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics.

    BIOB 392 - Independent Study. 1-10 Credits.

    (R-10) Offered every term. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics.

    BIOB 395 - Practicum. 1-12 Credits.

    BIOB 398 - Internship. 1-6 Credits.

    Offered every term. Prereq., consent of the Division. Extended classroom experience that provides practical application of learning during placement off campus. Prior approval must be obtained from the faculty supervisor and the Internship Services office. A maximum of 6 credits of Internship (198, 298, 398, 498) may count toward graduation.

    BIOB 410 - Immunology. 3 Credits.

    Offered autumn. Prereq., BIOB 260. Current concepts and methods in Immunology.

    BIOB 411 - Immunology Laboratory. 2 Credits.

    Offered autumn. Coreq., BIOB 410. Modern techniques for analysis of immune responses.

    BIOB 425 - Adv Cell & Molecular Biology. 3 Credits.

    Offered spring. Prereq., BIOB 260 and 272; BCH 380 strongly recommended. Cell structure and function, cell cycle, cellular signaling, molecular basis of cancer, regulated cell death, membrane transport, organelle dynamics, cytoskeleton, cell adhesion, and the molecular basis of learning and memory.

    BIOB 440 - Biological Electron Microscopy. 2 Credits.

    Offered spring. Prereq., senior standing or consent of instr. Theory of electron microscopy, recent developments in transmission and scanning electron microscopy. Limited experience with the instruments.

    BIOB 468 - Endocrinology. 3 Credits.

    Offered alternate years. Prereq., BIOB 260 and 272. Integration of fundamental concepts of endocrinology (such as hormone release, hormone transport and receptor activation) into complex systems (such as reproduction).

    BIOB 480 - Conservation Genetics. 3 Credits.

    Offered intermittently. Prereq., BIOB 272. Genetic basis for solving biological problems in conservation including the genetics of small populations, the application of molecular genetic techniques to conservation biology and case studies of the application of genetics to conservation problems.

    BIOB 483 - Phylogenics and Evolution. 3 Credits.

    Offered alternating spring semesters. Prereq., BIOB 260 and BIOB 272. Phylogenies, or evolutionary trees, provide insights into the history of life on Earth, including our own origins. This course focuses on the theoretical foundations of popular methods of reconstructing phylogenies from molecular sequence data and how to implement these methods with computational software for real data sets. Other current methods for testing evolutionary hypotheses with sequence data will also be introduced.

    BIOB 486 - Genomics. 3 Credits.

    Offered autumn. Prereq., BIOB 272. Principles and mechanisms of genome biology of animals and microbes, including genome function, evolution, and basic molecular and computational methodology used in genome biology.

    BIOB 488 - Programming for Biology. 3 Credits.

    Offered spring. Prereq., BIOB 486 or A- or higher in BIOB 272. An introduction to computer programming using genomic and evolutionary examples. No prior programming experience expected or required.

    BIOB 490 - Adv Undergrad Research. 1-10 Credits.

    (R-10) Offered every term. Prereq., junior or senior standing and consent of instr. Independent research under the direction of a faculty member. Graded credit/no credit.

    BIOB 491 - Special Topics. 1-10 Credits.

    (R-10) Offered intermittently. Prereq., consent of instr. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics.

    BIOB 492 - Independent Study. 1-10 Credits.

    Offered every term. Prereq., consent of instr. Independent work under the University omnibus option. See index.

    BIOB 494 - Seminar in Biology. 1 Credit.

    (R-3) Offered intermittently. Prereq., consent of instr. A review and discussion of current research. Topics vary.

    BIOB 495 - Practicum. 1-12 Credits.

    BIOB 498 - Internship. 1-6 Credits.

    Offered every term. Prereq., consent of the Division. Extended classroom experience that provides practical application of learning during placement off campus. Prior approval must be obtained from the faculty supervisor and the Internship Services office. A maximum of 6 credits of Internship (198, 298, 398, 498) may count toward graduation.

    BIOB 499 - Undergraduate Thesis. 3-6 Credits.

    (R-6) Offered every term. Prereq., senior standing and consent of instr. Preparation of a thesis or manuscript based on undergraduate research for presentation and/or publication. Student must give oral or poster presentation at the Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium or a scientific meeting. Graded credit/no credit.

 

Biology/Ecology (BIOE)

  • BIOE 172N - Introductory Ecology. 3 Credits.

    Offered autumn. An introduction to ecological principles, stressing the structure and function of natural communities and examining human's role in these ecosystems.

    Gen Ed Attributes: Natural Science Course (N)

    BIOE 342 - Field Ecology. 5 Credits.

    Offered summers only at Flathead Lake Biological Station. Prereq., BIOB 272 and one year of college math, including statistics. The principles and practices of the study of animals and plants in their natural environments, including human influences, with focus on the Crown of the Continent area of the Rock Mountains and taught entirely outdoors.

    BIOE 370 - General Ecology. 3 Credits.

    Offered autumn. Prereq., BIOB 272. Analysis of the distribution and abundance of plants and animals. Includes individual, population and community-level processes (e.g., population growth and regulation, competition, predation, succession, nutrient cycling, energy flow and community organization).

    BIOE 371 - Gen Ecology Lab (equiv to 271). 2 Credits.

    Offered autumn. Prereq. or Coreq., BIOE 370 and either STAT 216 or WILD 240. Methods of describing and testing alternative explanations for patterns in nature. The use of scientific methodology in ecology.

    BIOE 394 - Seminar/Workshop. 2 Credits.

    Offered autumn. Preparatory readings and attendance at seminars on a wide variety of ecological and wildlife management topics followed by critiques.

    BIOE 403 - Vert Design & Evolution. 5 Credits.

    Offered spring. Prereq., BIOB 170N, 171N and 272 and either PHSX 205N/206N or 215N/216N. Evolutionary patterns of animal morphology and the importance of body size on life history patterns. Phylogenetic study of major extant and extinct vertebrate groups. Laboratory includes systematic study of organ systems and workshops in experimental functional morphology.

    BIOE 406 - Behavior & Evolution. 3 Credits.

    Offered autumn. Prereq., BIOB 272. Diversity of animal behavior in an evolutionary context including inheritance of behavior, diets, avoidance responses, mating systems and sexual selection, parental care, and evolution of animal groups and societies.

    BIOE 409 - Behavior & Evolution Discussion. 1 Credit.

    Offered autumn. Co-req., BIOE 406. Diversity of animal behavior in an evolutionary context including inheritance of behavior, diets, avoidance responses, mating systems and sexual selection, parental care, and evolution of animal groups and societies. This discussion course complements the lectures of BIOE 406 by examining both landmark and recent literature. It also includes a written component.

    BIOE 416 - Alpine Ecology. 3 Credits.

    Offered summers only at Flathead Lake Biological Station. Prereq., BIOE 342 or BIOE 370/371. Distribution, abundance and life cycles of plants and animals and their unique ecophysiological adaptations to life in the rigorous environments of the high mountains above the timberline, with emphasis on the Crown of the Continent area.

    BIOE 428 - Freshwater Ecology. 5.000 Credits.

    Offered spring. Prereq., BIOB 160N and either CHMY 123N or 143N. Physical and chemical dynamics of lakes and streams. Diversity, distribution and dynamics of freshwater organisms.

    BIOE 439 - Stream Ecology. 3 Credits.

    Offered summers only at Flathead Lake Biological Station. Prereq., BIOE 342 or BIOE 370/371, CHMY 121N. The biota and biogeochemical processes of running waters with unifying principles and contemporary research approaches.

    BIOE 440 - Conservation Ecology. 3 Credits.

    Offered summers only at Flathead Lake Biological Station. Prereq., BIOE 342 or BIOE 370/371. Concepts and approaches for sustaining biodiversity and other natural goods and services provided by terrestrial and aquatic systems.

    BIOE 447 - Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology. 3 Credits.

    Offered intermittently. Prereq., BIOB 160N and any ecology-themed course or consent of instr. Introduction to systems thinking and the ecosystem concept, review of water and energy balance, carbon cycling and production processes, nutrient cycling, trophic dynamics, and species effects on ecosystem functioning.

    BIOE 448 - Terrestrial Plant Ecology. 4 Credits.

    Offered alternate autumn. Prereq. BIOB 272. The interrelationships between plants and plant communities and their natural environment.

    BIOE 449 - Plant Biogeography. 3 Credits.

    Offered intermittently. Prereq., consent of instr. Description of the distribution of plants and animals at global, continental and regional scales. Analysis of ecological and historical factors influencing distribution and association.

    BIOE 451 - Landscape Ecology. 3 Credits.

    Offered summers only at Flathead Lake Biological Station. Prereq., BIOE 342 or BIOE 370/371. Biophysical processes that determine landscape and ecosystem structure and function using remote sensing tools, geographic information systems and dynamic models to demonstrate landscape change.

    BIOE 453 - Ecology of Small & Large Lakes. 3 Credits.

    Offered summers only at Flathead Lake Biological Station. Prereq., BIOE 342 or BIOE 370/371, CHMY 121N and CHMY 123N. The physical, chemical and biological characteristics of lake ecosystems with an emphasis on nutrient cycling, food web interactions and water quality.

    BIOE 458 - Forest and Grassland Ecol. 3 Credits.

    Offered summers only at Flathead Lake Biological Station. Prereq., BIOE 342 or BIOE 370/371. Patterns and processes of the forests and grasslands of the northern Rocky Mountains in the context of principles of population community and ecosystem ecology.

    BIOE 490 - Adv Undergrad Research. 1-10 Credits.

    (R-10) Offered every term. Prereq., junior or senior standing and consent of instr. Independent research under the direction of a faculty member. Graded credit/no credit.

 

Biology/Human (BIOH)

  • BIOH 108 - Basic Anatomy. 4 Credits.

    Offered intermittently. Offered at Missoula College. A one semester course with laboratory focusing on learning the scientific principles of anatomy leading to a general understanding of the functional anatomy of the body's architecture and systems.

    BIOH 112 - Human Form and Function I. 3 Credits.

    Offered autumn. Explores the fundamentals of structure and function at basic cellular and tissue levels, in addition to the anatomy and physiology of the integumentary, musculoskeletal, and nervous systems.

    BIOH 113 - Human Form and Function II. 3 Credits.

    Offered spring. Explores the fundamental structures and functions of the endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems.

    BIOH 191 - Special Topics. 1-6 Credits.

    Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics.

    BIOH 201N - Human Anat Phys I (equiv 301). 4.000 Credits.

    Offered autumn and spring. Offered at Missoula College. Introductory science course or college-prep high school biology course recommended. Comprehensive knowledge of human form and function necessary for students preparing for health-related professions. Emphasis on structure, function and homeostatic regulation of body systems with presentation of basic concepts in chemistry and microbiology as they relate to human anatomy and physiology. Covers tissues through nervous system. Required, integrated laboratory includes some dissection. Gen Ed Attributes: Natural Science Lab Course (N)

    Gen Ed Attributes: Natural Science Course (N)

    BIOH 202N - Human Anat and Phys I Lab. 4.000 Credits.

    Offered autumn and spring. Offered at Missoula College. Coreq., BIOH 201N. Basic knowledge necessary for students in health-related programs. Emphasis on normal anatomy and physiology with presentation of basic concepts in chemistry and microbiology as they relate to human anatomy and physiology. Covers tissues through nervous system. A cadaver lab is included. Gen Ed Attributes: Natural Science Lab Course (N)

    Gen Ed Attributes: Natural Science Course (N)

    BIOH 211N - Human Anat Phys II (equiv 311). 4.000 Credits.

    Offered autumn and spring. Offered at Missoula College. Prereq., BIOH 201N/202N. Comprehensive knowledge of human form and function necessary for students in health-related programs. Emphasis on structure function and homeostatic regulation of body systems with presentation of basic concepts in chemistry and microbiology as they relate to human anatomy and physiology. Covers endocrine through reproductive systems. Required integrated laboratory includes frequent dissection. Gen Ed Attributes: Natural Science Lab Course (N)

    Gen Ed Attributes: Natural Science Course (N)

    BIOH 212N - Human Anat Phys II Lab. 4.000 Credits.

    Offered autumn and spring. Offered at Missoula College. Prereq., BIOH 201N/202N. Coreq., BIOH 211N. Continuation of 201N. Basic knowledge necessary for students in health-related programs. Emphasis on normal anatomy and physiology with presentation of basic concepts in chemistry and microbiology as they relate to human anatomy and physiology. Covers endocrine through reproductive systems. A cadaver lab is included. Gen Ed Attributes: Natural Science Lab Course (N)

    Gen Ed Attributes: Natural Science Course (N)

    BIOH 213N - The Biology of Behavior. 3 Credits.

    Offered spring. Offered at Missoula College. Prereq., BIOB 101N. An introduction to the biological basis of human behavior, including neuron function and the roles of hormones, heredity, and environmental influences. Behavioral topics include sensation, learning, emotion, and issues such as obesity, addiction, and stress. Intended for students to satisfy the science with a lab general education requirement.

    BIOH 261 - Human Physiology lab. 4 Credits.

    Offered autumn. Offered at Missoula College. Prereq., BIOH 201N/202N, 211N/212N. In-depth exploration of principles and clinical consequences of the physiology of selected human organ systems. Building upon basic concepts covered in BIOH 201N/202N, and 211N/212N, students study membrane functions, neural physiology, nervous system integration, endocrine and peripheral nervous system function and coordination, circulatory, respiratory, renal, digestive, and reproductive physiology.

    BIOH 280 - From Molecules to Mind - Fundamentals of Neuroscience. 3 Credits.

    Course will focus on the molecular and cellular underpinnings of the functions of the brain and nervous system. The topics will range from the basis of electrical and chemical signaling to the organization of the sensory systems and mechanisms involved in learning, memory, and complex behaviors.

    BIOH 291 - Special Topics. 1-6 Credits.

    (R-6) Offered intermittently. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics.

    BIOH 295 - Student Teaching. 1-6 Credits.

    (R-6) Offered intermittently. Offered at Missoula College. Organized student teaching.

    BIOH 330 - Anat & Phys Speech Mech. 3 Credits.

    Offered autumn. Introduction to anat-omy and physiology of the speech and hearing mechanisms including the anatomical orientation and embryological devel-opment, the breathing mechanism, structures of phonation, articulators, audition and the nervous system.

    BIOH 365 - Human AP I for Health Profsns. 4.000 Credits.

    Offered autumn. Prereq., CHMY 121N or CHMY 141N; BIOB 160N or BIOH 112 or 113. Introduction to basic cellular structure and function. The fundamental facts and concepts of the anatomy and physiology of cells and tissues, the integumentary, musculoskeletal, nervous and special senses with an emphasis on clinical application for students preparing for careers in health care. Laboratory component includes presentation of cadaver prosections and models.

    BIOH 370 - Human AP II for Health Profsns. 4.000 Credits.

    Offered spring. Prereq., BIOH 365. The fundamental facts and concepts of the anatomy and physiology of the endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems with an emphasis on clinical application for students preparing for careers in health care. Laboratory component includes presentation of cadaver prosections and models.

    BIOH 380 - Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience. 3 Credits.

    Prereq., BIOB 260 and BIOH 280. The material covered will give students a practical knowledge of the subcellular organization and function of the nervous system. Students will learn how brain energy metabolism is a dynamic, and highly regulated process. We will explore the variety forms of neuronal chemical communication that may not conform to basic concepts of synaptic signaling. We will study processes that are involved in the growth and guidance of axons leading to the formation as well as the elimination of synapses. We will learn about the processes that are involved in the regulation of sexual differentiation of the nervous system. We will explore the basic mechanisms involved in learning and memory. Finally, Students will learn about the molecular and cellular mechanisms associated with neurodegenerative disease.

    BIOH 398 - Internship. 1-6 Credits.

    Offered intermittently. Prereq., consent of the Division. Extended classroom experience that provides practical application of learning during placement off campus. Prior approval must be obtained from the faculty supervisor and the Internship Services office. A maximum of 6 credits of Internship (198, 298, 398, 498) may count toward graduation.

    BIOH 405 - Hematology. 3 Credits.

    Offered autumn. Prereq., junior level or consent of instr., BIOM 360. Study of blood and diseases of the circulatory system. Blood banking and serology.

    BIOH 423 - TA: Form & Function I. 1-3 Credits.

    (R-4) Offered autumn. Prereq., "A" or "B" in BIOH 112 and 113 and/or one year upper division anatomy and physiology coursework with cadaver lab. Consent of instr. This select group of students teaches regularly scheduled cadaver lab prosection experiences for students enrolled in BIOH 112; assists in preparation and grading of lecture and laboratory visit teaching materials; and assists with proctoring and grading exams of undergraduate students enrolled in BIOH 112.

    BIOH 424 - TA: Form & Function II. 1-3 Credits.

    (R-4) Offered spring. Prereq., "A" or "B" in BIOH 112 and 113 and/or one year upper division anatomy and physiology coursework with cadaver lab. Consent of instr. This select group of students teaches regularly scheduled cadaver lab prosection experiences for students enrolled in BIOH 113; assists in preparation and grading of lecture and laboratory visit teaching materials; and assists with proctoring and grading exams of undergraduate students enrolled in BIOH 113.

    BIOH 441 - CNS Diseases. 3 Credits.

    This course is designed as a special topics course within the new neuroscience major that focuses on developing an understanding of common diseases affecting the Central Nervous System (CNS), such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer disease, Parkinson's disease, schizophrenia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, epilepsy, etc.) For each of the CNS disorders surveyed (which will vary from year to year), an emphasis will be placed on framing the symptoms and etiology of the disease within the context of the normal neuronal function at the anatomical, cellular and molecular levels. Where feasible, lectures will be supplemented with presentations by clinicians with expertise in the field. Students will also develop an appreciation for the linkages between basic and translational research in neurological diseases as well as the importance of disease models in the development of new therapies.

    BIOH 456 - Cadaver Dissection I. 2 Credits.

    Offered autumn. Prereq., "A" or "B" in BIOH 365 and 370 or equivalent with cadaver experience. Consent of instr. This course is a practicum that provides the participant the ability to expand their anatomical knowledge base, professional growth, and public speaking skills. The participant will have the unique opportunity to dissect, within a small group, a region of a cadaver and present visible structures to their peers. The cadavers prepared by these students are used for teaching in DBS A&P offerings. Systems presented in autumn semester include integumentary, musculoskeletal and nervous systems.

    BIOH 457 - Cadaver Dissection II. 2 Credits.

    Offered spring. Prereq., "A" or "B" in BIOH 365 and 370 or equivalent with cadaver experience, and a grade of ?A? in BIOH 456. Consent of instr. This course is a practicum that provides the participant the ability to expand their anatomical knowledge base, professional growth, and public speaking skills. The participant will have the unique opportunity to dissect, within a small group, a region of a cadaver and present visible structures to their peers. The cadavers prepared by these students are used for teaching in DBS A&P offerings. Systems prepared and presented in spring semester include endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, digestive, urinary and reproductive.

    BIOH 458 - Neuroscience Research. 4 Credits.

    Prereq., senior standing in Neuroscience. Theory and practical experience in neuroscience experiment design, data collection, results analysis and report creation. Students will generally assist with ongoing research as well as attend formal classroom presentations and discussions. Students will be required to work with the course writing instructor to undertake the writing process and develop a primary literature review, an abstract and final report based on the experiments conducted and the data collected. Students with well-developed research ideas and skills may be allowed to undertake supplemental independent research.

    Gen Ed Attributes: Writing Course-Advanced

    BIOH 461 - Human Anat/Phys I Tutor/Honors. 3 Credits.

    Offered autumn. Prereq., "A" or "B" in BIOH 365 or equiv. and consent of instr. This select group of students performs tutoring for students enrolled in BIOH 365; assists in preparation and grading of lecture and laboratory course teaching materials to undergraduate students enrolled in BIOH 365. Students enrolled in BIOH 461 have the option of co-enrolling in the cadaver dissection course.

    BIOH 462 - Principles Medical Physiology. 3 Credits.

    Offered spring. Prereq., C (2.00) or better in BIOH 365, 370, and either CHMY 123 or 143N or consent of instr. An advanced course in human physiology for students preparing for careers in health care.

    Gen Ed Attributes: Writing Course-Advanced

    BIOH 463 - Human Anat/Phys II Tutor/Honor. 3 Credits.

    Offered spring. Prereq., "A" or "B" in BIOH 370 or equiv. and consent of instr. This select group of students performs tutoring for students enrolled in BIOH370; assists in preparation and grading of lecture and laboratory course teaching materials to undergraduate students enrolled in BIOH 370. Students enrolled in BIOH 463 have the option of co-enrolling in the cadaver dissection course.

    BIOH 470 - Summer Clinical Laboratory. 12 Credits.

    Offered summer. Prereq., successful completion of medical laboratory science 3+1 on-campus curriculum, admittance into one of our affiliated clinical practicum programs, and consent of instructor. Professional training in clinical laboratory sciences (medical laboratory science).

    BIOH 471 - Professional Training I. 13 Credits.

    Offered autumn. Prereq., BIOH 470. Continuation of BIOH 470. Professional training at clinical site(s).

    BIOH 472 - Professional Training II. 12 Credits.

    Offered spring. Prereq., BIOH 471. Continuation of BIOH 471. Professional training at clinical site(s).

    BIOH 480 - Tchg Anatomy & Physiology I. 3-4 Credits.

    Offered autumn. Prereq., "A" or "B" in BIOH 365 and 370 or equiv. and consent of instr. This select group of students assists in preparation and grading of demonstrations and laboratory teaching materials; and provides laboratory anatomy and physiology instruction to undergraduate students enrolled in BIOH 365. Students enrolling for the 4 credit option will also provide occasional comparable assistance for BIOH 112.

    BIOH 481 - Tchg Anatomy & Physiology II. 3-4 Credits.

    Offered spring. Prereq., "A" or "B" in BIOH 365 and 370 or equiv. and consent of instr. This select group of students assists in the preparation and grading of demonstrations and laboratory teaching materials; and provides laboratory anatomy and physiology instruction to undergraduate students enrolled in BIOH 370. Students enrolling for the 4 credit option will also provide occasional comparable assistance for BIOH 113.

    BIOH 491 - Special Topics. 1-10 Credits.

    (R-10) Offered intermittently. Prereq., consent of instr. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics.

 

Biology

  • BIOL 315 - Peer Advising Internship. 1 Credit.

    (R-6) Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., consent of instr. Supervised training and internship for peer advisors who will gain knowledge and ability to communicate degree requirements and relate the various degree offerings to professional and career goals. No more than two credits are allowed toward upper-division major requirements.

    BIOL 435 - Comparative Animal Physiology. 3 Credits.

    Offered spring. Prereq., BIOB 260 or equivalent. Animal physiology with emphasis on diversity of functional processes, with strong links to broader ecological and evolutionary contexts.

    BIOL 484 - Plant Evolution. 3 Credits.

    Offered fall, alternate years. Prereq., BIOB 272. Lecture, reading and discussion on the evolutionary processes that shape major patterns of plant diversity. Topics include but are not restricted to: local adaptation, floral and mating system evolution, polyploidy, genome evolution, and speciation.

    BIOL 492 - Seminars in Ecol & Res Man. 1 Credit.

    Offered summers only at Flathead Lake Biological Station. Prereq., BIOE 342 or BIOE 370/371 or taken concurrently with BIOE 342. Seminar course that meets weekly for 2 hours in the evening. Includes seminar speaker and discussion.

 

Biology/Organimal (BIOO)

  • BIOO 101N - Survey MT Wldlife & Habitats. 3 Credits.

    Offered online autumn. Prereq., one course in biology. Interpreting biological patterns associated with selected Montana wildlife species, including mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians.

    Gen Ed Attributes: Natural Science Course (N)

    BIOO 105N - Introduction to Botany. 3.000 Credits.

    Offered spring. Introduction to the plant kingdom including anatomy, physiology and ecology. Gen Ed Attributes: Natural Science Lab Course (N)

    Gen Ed Attributes: Natural Science Course (N)

    BIOO 320 - General Botany. 5 Credits.

    Offered autumn. Prereq., BIOB 170N-171N, 260. Prereq. or coreq., BIOB 272. Anatomy, morphology, ecology and physiology of photosynthetic organisms.

    BIOO 335 - Rocky Mountain Flora. 3.000 Credits.

    Offered spring. Prereq., one college-level course in Biology or consent of instr. Elements of the evolution, geography and natural affinities of flowering plants. Identification using a manual of native plants of Montana.

    BIOO 340 - Biology and Mgmnt of Fishes. 4.000 Credits.

    Offered autumn. Prereq., BIOB 272 and either STAT 216 or WILD 240. Diversity, adaptations and ecology of fishes. Analysis and management of fish populations and communities.

    BIOO 433 - Plant Physiology. 3 Credits.

    Offered spring. Prereq., BIOB 260 or consent of the instructor. The molecular, biochemical and biophysical basis of plant function, from the subcellular to the whole organism level.

    BIOO 434 - Plant Physiology Lab. 1 Credit.

    Offered spring. Prereq or coreq., BIOO 433. Laboratory exercises designed to familiarize students with concepts and techniques in plant physiology.

    BIOO 462 - Entomology. 4.000 Credits.

    Offered alternate springs. Prereq. or Coreq., BIOB 272. The classification, morphology, anatomy, development, life-history, behavior and ecology of insects. Labs include identification of major insect groups, internal and external anatomy and student collections.

    BIOO 470 - Ornithology. 4.000 Credits.

    Offered spring. Prereq. or Coreq., BIOB 272; major of biology, Pre-Wildlife Biology, or Wildlife Biology, and must be of junior or senior standing. The classification, structure, evolution, behavior and ecology of birds.

    BIOO 475 - Mammalogy. 4.000 Credits.

    Offered autumn. Prereq., BIOB 272. The evolution, systematics, anatomy, physiology and ecology of mammals.

    BIOO 490 - Adv Undergrad Research. 1-10 Credits.

    (R-10) Offered every term. Prereq., junior or senior standing and consent of instr. Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.