Students with inquiries about an undergraduate major should go to Torrey Life Sciences Building, Room 161.
For course descriptions of Biological Sciences, see these topics listed alphabetically throughout this Directory of Courses:
- Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB)
- Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB)
- Physiology and Neurobiology (PNB)
Four credits. Three class periods and one 2-hour laboratory period. Students may not receive more than 12 credits for courses in Biology at the 1000 level. Not open to students who have passed BIOL 1107, 1108 or 1110.
Major biological principles with emphasis on their importance to humans and modern society; designed for non-science majors. CA 3-LAB.
Four credits. Three lecture periods and one 2-hour laboratory. Students may not receive more than 12 credits in Biology at the 1000 level. Smolin, Terry
A laboratory course designed for non-science majors to introduce the concepts of biology and their application to the individual, society and humankind by focusing on health and disease issues. CA 3-LAB.
May be taken in either order. Four credits. Three class periods and one 3-hour laboratory period. Students may not receive more than 12 credits for courses in biology at the 1000’s level. A course in high school level chemistry or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 1127 are recommended for students enrolling in BIOL 1107.
Designed to provide a foundation for more advanced courses in Biology and related sciences. Topics covered include molecular and cell biology, animal anatomy and physiology (BIOL 1107); ecology, evolution, genetics, and plant biology (BIOL 1108). Laboratory exercises in BIOL 1107 include dissection of preserved animals. CA 3-LAB.
One credit. One class period. Corequisite: Current enrollment in BIOL 1107 or 1108 required. Designed primarily for, but not restricted to, honors students. Students may not receive more than 12 credits for courses in Biology at the 1000’s level. May be repeated for credit with a change in content.
Readings, lectures, seminars, films and field trips exploring current developments in biology and their social and scientific implications.
Four credits. Three class periods and one 3-hour laboratory period. Students may not receive more than 12 credits for courses in biology at the 1000 level. Goffinet
Designed to provide a foundation for more advanced courses in biology and related sciences. Structure, physiology, reproduction, diversity, evolution, and ecology of plants as a basis for understanding the broader principles of biology. Surveys important groups of plants, fungi, and algae. CA 3-LAB.
Credits, prerequisites, and hours as determined by the Senate Curricula and Courses Committee. May be repeated for credit with a change in topic.
Credits not to exceed three. Hours by arrangement; three laboratory hours for each credit. Prerequisite: BIOL 1107 or 1108 and consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit with a change in content.
Internship in Biology research.
Introduction to the variety of research programs in the Life Sciences on the Storrs campus. Required of Sophomore Biology Honor students; also open to students interested in undergraduate research.
Ethical and policy issues arising from advances in biological research and technology, including topics in ecology, molecular biology, and physiology.