Academic Catalog 2014.2015 - page 64

The Master’s College 2014-2015 Catalog
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UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS
LS332 Population Genetics (4)
Classic Menelian genetics and non-Mendelian genetics
are covered in the context of populations in their natural
environment. Genetic variations within populations and
their impacts upon acclimitizations are studied in detail.
Modern molecular genetics are used in identification of
pure lines and population interactions. The laboratory
involves the study of Drosophila melanogaster populations
and identification of allelic frequencies in successive
generations and non-Mendelian interactions. (Lab fee $75.)
LS341 Ecology (4)
Organisms in relation to the environmental complex; the
composition, dynamics succession and growth of plant
and animal communities including field study. 3 hours
lecture, 3 hours laboratory.
Prerequisites: LS140 or LS151
and MA262
. (Lab fee $75.)
LS342 Genetics (4)
Serves as an introduction to Mendelian, non-Mendelian
and modern molecular genetics. Topics covered include,
but are not limited to, fundamental aspects of inheritance,
bacterial and viral genetics, chromosomal linkage and
mapping in pro-and eukaryotes, DNA structure, DNA
metabolism and gene expression. The lab includes
experiments in transduction, conjugation, transformation,
plasmid prep, restriction analysis, cloning, polyacrylamide
and agarose gel electrophoresis and others. 3 hours lecture
and 3 hours lab.
Prerequisite: LS252 (Lab fee $75.)
LS348 Biological Field Studies (3-4)
The topics for this course are usually taken from wildlife
biology, conservation biology, freshwater biology and
marine biology depending upon demand. It also includes
courses taught at the Au Sable Institute of Field Biology.
The course may be repeated for credit with different topics
.
Prerequisite: LS341.
(Lab fee $75, if taken for lab credit.)
LS351 Molecular Biology (4)
A lecture course which covers nucleic acid structure,
replication and metabolism. The course focuses particular
attention on various aspects regarding the regulation of
gene expression both in prokaryotes and eukaryotes.
Including examinations of epigenetic factors involved
in gene regulation. Additionally, attention is given to the
theory and underlying principles for many of the popular
techniques used in studying DNA/RNA, gene regulation
and expression.
Prerequisite: LS342 Genetics.
(Lab fee $75.)
LS352 Medical Physiology (4)
Is designed for pre-medical, pre-dental, and pre-veteri-
narian students. The course starts with aspects of cellular
physiology, particularly cell transport and osmosis, then
endocrine physiology with particular attention paid to
cell-surface receptors and second messenger pathways,
then physiology of each of the following systems: neu-
ral, skeleto-muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal/
acid-base, gastrointestinal and reproductive are covered.
Particular attention is given to the regulation of these
systems and their integration into a functioning whole.
Computer simulations of various physiological processes
involving these systems are performed. 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisite LS252.
(Lab fee $75.)
LS361 Immunology (4)
Topics include the adaptive and innate immune systems
and cell biology of cells and tissues involved in
immunity, immunogenetics, antibody structure-function,
immunotechniques, complement, autoimmunity, tolerance
and tumor immunology. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours
laboratory.
Prerequisite: LS252.
(Lab fee $75.)
LS362 Medical Microbiology (4)
The classification, cultivation, physiology, growth,
morphology, genetics and economic significance of
microorganisms with special emphasis on the pathogenic
bacteria. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (Lab fee $75.)
LS372 Origins (3)
An introduction to the classical and modern concept of
evolution with critical discussion of proposed mechanisms
involved and with evaluation of special creation and other
alternative origins positions.
Prerequisite: LS252.
LS387 Special Topics in Plant Sciences (2-4)
Basic principles, processes, and theories of the topic
being presented. Possible topics include medicinal
plant biology, economic botany, herbaceous plants
or specific taxonomic plant groups. Instruction is by
lecture, laboratory, class project or combination. This
course may be repeated for credit with varying topics.
Prerequisite: Junior standing
. (Lab fee $75.)
LS388 Mathematical Ecology (4)
Organisms in dynamic relationships to their ecosystems
over successive generations are studied in the context of
mathematical models. Principles of ecology are interwoven
throughout the course. This is a first course in a series in
computational biology.
Prerequisites MA121 and LS151.
LS 398 Plant Science (4)
A study of plant biology with emphasis on growth,
development and physiology in an ecological and
agricultural context including the study of soils, plant
pathogens and pests. A lab provides opportunities for
‘hands-on’ application of concepts through the use of
basic plant science research and production practices.
(Lab fee $75.)
LS418 Tutorial Studies (1)
This course will consist of topics not included in the
regular curriculum. This course may be based upon
independent studies, conferences and the preparation of
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