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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-hour lecture and 3-hour laboratory. (Lab fee: $75.)

Prerequisite: LS252.

LS346 Marine Biology (4)

This course will cover an introduction to oceanography, marine organism diversity, and ecological relationships. The

student will be exposed to contemporary techniques for studying marine ecosystems, especially community relations.

(Lab fee: $75.)

Prerequisite: LS151.

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


(Lab fee: $75, if taken for lab credit.)

Prerequisite: LS341.

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 expression.

(Lab fee: $75.)

Prerequisite: LS342.

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. The physiology of each of the following systems is covered: neural,

skeleto-muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal/acid-base, gastrointestinal, and reproductive. 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-hour lecture.

Prerequisite: LS252.

LS355 Parasitology

This course will provide an overview of parasitology, focusing on community ecology and epidemiology. This course

will explore the mechanisms of parasite biology, ecology, and infection. The course will also explore the techniques used

to characterize parasites and will provide information on origins of disease. (Lab fee: $75.)

Prerequisite: LS151


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-hour lecture and 3-hour laboratory. (Lab fee: $75.)

Prerequisite: LS252.

LS362 Medical Microbiology (4)

The classification, cultivation, physiology, growth, morphology, genetics, and economic significance of microorganisms,

with special emphasis on the pathogenic bacteria. 3-hour lecture and 3-hour 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.