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The Master’s College 2015-2016 Catalog



use of human models, cats, mammalian body parts,

and human histology slides. 3 hours lecture and 2 ½

hours laboratory.

Prequisite: LS150, LS151, or LS252


(Lab Fee $75.)

LS322 Human Physiology (4)

An integrated study of the functions of the human

body systems in the context of homeostatic control

and disease conditions. The laboratory involves

clinical applications to the health sciences. 3 hours

lecture, 3 hours laboratory.

Prequisite: LS150, LS151

and LS252 recommended.

(Lab fee $75.)

LS331 Developmental Biology (4)

Students become familiar with the stages of

fertilization and the early developmental patterns

of representative animals. Emphasis is placed on the

genetic basis of differential gene expression during

the various stages of development. The lab involves

microscopic examination of prepared serial slides

of frog, chick, and pig embryos at various stages of

development. 3 hours lecture and 3 hours laboratory.

Students are expected to be enrolled in the lecture concurrently.

Prerequisite: LS252.

(Lab Fee $75.)

LS332 Population Genetics (4)

Classic Mendelian genetics and non-Mendelian

genetics are covered in the context of populations in

their natural environment. Genetic variations within

populations and their impacts upon acclimatizations

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)

The study of 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, LS150, 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 laboratory.

Prerequisite: LS252.

(Lab fee $75.)

LS348 Biological Field Studies (3-4)

The topics for this course are usually taken fromwild-

life 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 that 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


Prerequisite: LS342.

(Lab fee $75.)

LS352 Medical Physiology (3)

Designed for pre-medical, pre-dental, and pre-

veterinarian 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: neural, skeleto-muscular, cardio-

vascular, 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 involv-

ing these systems are performed. 3 hours lecture.

Prerequisite LS252.

LS361 Immunology (4)

Topics include the adaptive and innate immune

systems and cell biology of cells and tissues