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PCB 3023 Cell Biology

  • Course description: This course will study the living properties of cells and encompasses a broad area of the life sciences that includes cellular physiology and life cycle, organelle structure and function, and biomolecular structure and function. Lecture only.
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Department: Cell, Molecular and Microbiology
  • Prerequisites: BSC 2010, BSC 2010L, and CHM 2046
  • Additional Info: Recommended pre-requisite is PCB 3063
  • Additional Info: This course will not count towards the Marine Biology Major

PCB 3023L Cell Biology Laboratory

  • Course Description: Laboratory portion of PCB 3023 Cell Biology. Metabolic processes within the cell.
  • Credit hours: 1
  • Department: Cell, Molecular and Microbiology
  • Prerequisite/Co-requisite: PCB 3023
  • Additional Info: This course will not count towards the Marine Biology Major

PCB 3043 Principles of Ecology

  • Course Description: An introduction to the basic principles and concepts of ecology at the ecosystem, community, and population level of organization. Lecture only.
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Department: Integrative Biology
  • Prerequisites: BSC 2010, BSC 2010L, BSC 2011, BSC 2011L, and CHM 2046
  • Additional Info: This course will not count towards the Microbiology Major

PCB 3043L Principles of Ecology Laboratory

  • Course Description: Laboratory portion of PCB 3043 Principles of Ecology.
  • Credit hours: 1
  • Department: Integrative Biology
  • Prerequisite/Co-requisite: PCB 3043
  • Additional Info: This course will not count towards the Microbiology Major

PCB 3063 General Genetics

  • Course Description: Introduction to genetics including the fundamental concepts of Mendelian, molecular and population genetics. Lecture only.
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Department: Cell, Molecular and Microbiology
  • Prerequisites: BSC 2010, BSC 2010L, and CHM 2046

PCB 3063L General Genetics Laboratory

  • Course Description: Laboratory portion of PCB3063 General Genetics. Course investigates techniques in genetics including Mendelian and Non-Mendelian relationships and gene interactions.
  • Credit hours: 1
  • Department: Cell, Molecular and Microbiology
  • Prerequisite/Co-requisite: PCB 3063
  • Additional Info: This course will not count towards the Microbiology Major

PCB 3712 General Physiology

  • Course Description: Comparative analysis of animal structure and function: organ systems and activities of body tissue and organs. Functional responses of plants to both internal and environmental signals. Lecture only.
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Department: Integrative Biology
  • Prerequisites: BSC 2010, BSC 2010L, BSC 2011, BSC 2011L, and CHM 2046
  • Additional Info: This course will not count towards the Microbiology Major

PCB 3713L General Physiology Laboratory

  • Course Description: Laboratory portion of PCB 3712 General Physiology. Laboratory only.
  • Credit hours: 1
  • Department: Integrative Biology
  • Prerequisite/Co-requisite: PCB 3712
  • Additional Info: This course will not count towards the Microbiology Major

PCB 4024 Molecular Biology of the Cell

  • Course Description: This lecture-based course will focus on advanced principles of molecular cell biology with emphasis on protein structure and function in key cellular pathways. Lecture only.
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Department: Cell, Molecular and Microbiology
  • Prerequisites: MCB 3410, PCB 3023, and PCB 3063
  • Additional Info: This course will not count towards the Marine Biology, and Microbiology Majors

PCB 4026 Molecular Biology of the Gene

  • Course Description: This lecture-based course will provide fundamental knowledge of scientific concepts and principles of the molecular aspects of DNA metabolism in pro- and eukaryotes. Lecture only.
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Department: Cell, Molecular and Microbiology
  • Prerequisites:MCB 3410, PCB 3023, and PCB 3063
  • Additional Info: This course will not count towards the Marine Biology, and Microbiology Majors

PCB 4109 Cancer Biology

  • Course Description: This lecture-based course will delve into the biological and molecular concepts associated with cancer. Lecture only.
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Department: Cell, Molecular and Microbiology
  • Prerequisites:MCB 3410, PCB 3023, and PCB 3063
  • Additional Info: This course will not count towards the Environmental Microbiology, Marine Biology, and Microbiology Majors

PCB 4234 Principles of Immunology

  • Course Description: Emphasis is on organization and functions of vertebrate immune system. Basic cellular and molecular mechanisms of immune responses in health and disease are addressed as well as the principles and applications of immunological methods. Lecture only.
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Department: Cell, Molecular and Microbiology
  • Prerequisites: PCB 3023
  • Additional Info: This course will not count towards the Marine Biology Major

PCB 4522C Experimental Genetics and Cell Biology

  • Course Description: This course will teach students how to utilize and integrate concepts from genetics and cell biology in a research laboratory environment using current scientific literature, model organisms and molecular techniques. Combined Lecture/Lab.
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Department: Cell, Molecular and Microbiology
  • Prerequisites: BSC 2010, BSC 2010L, CHM 2045, CHM 2046, and PCB 3063
  • Co-requisite: PCB 3023 (may also be taken as a pre-requisite)
  • Additional Info: This course will not count towards the Marine Biology, and Microbiology Majors

PCB 4663: Human Genetics

  • Course Description: This lecture-based course builds upon principles introduced in Cell Biology and Genetics to explore advanced topics applied to human heredity and inherited disorders. Instruction includes problem solving, group activities, and internet/individual projects. Lecture only.
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Department: Cell, Molecular and Microbiology
  • Prerequisites: BSC 2010, BSC 2010L, CHM 2045, CHM 2046, PCB 3023, and PCB 3063
  • Additional Info: This course will not count towards the Marine Biology, and Microbiology Majors

PCB 4671 Molecular Evolution

  • Course Description: The objective of this course is to provide a framework of knowledge so that students understand how evolution is studied at the molecular level and how it can be applied to many areas of cell, molecular, and organismal biology.
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Department: Cell, Molecular and Microbiology
  • Prerequisites: PCB 3063
  • Additional Info: This course will not count towards the Marine Biology Major

PCB 4674 Organic Evolution

  • Course Description: An introduction to modern evolutionary theory. Lecture on population genetics, adaptations, speciation theory, phylogeny, human evolution and related areas. Lecture and discussion.
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Department: Integrative Biology
  • Prerequisites: BSC 2011, BSC 2011L, and PCB 3063
  • Additional Info: This course will not count towards the Cell and Molecular Biology, and Microbiology Majors

PCB 4723 Animal Physiology

  • Course Description: This upper level physiology course reviews the physiology associated with animals. Lecture and discussion.
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Department: Integrative Biology
  • Prerequisites: PCB 3712
  • Additional Info: This course will not count towards the Marine Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, and Microbiology Majors

PCB 4744 Biomedical Physiology (previously titled Mammalian Physiology)

  • Course Description: The detailed examination of mammalian physiology focusing on the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie and regulate physiological function.
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Department: Cell, Molecular and Microbiology
  • Prerequisites: PCB 3023
  • Additional Info: This course will not count towards the Marine Biology, and Microbiology Majors