Teaching, with Teacher Certification in Biological Science (Preschool-Grade 12) (M.A.T.) - Graduate - 2009 University Catalog

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Students with a baccalaureate degree and interest in teaching may pursue the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) which simultaneously leads to certification and a master's degree.

Additional undergraduate course work in the content area the candidate chooses to teach may be required to meet certification standards.

Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be recommended to the New Jersey Department of Education for a teaching certificate. Students interested in teaching elsewhere should seek information from the appropriate state authorities; requirements are generally similar.

As a condition of New Jersey's Beginning Teacher Induction Program, candidates who have completed undergraduate or post-baccalaureate teacher certification programs must successfully complete one provisional year of teaching under a provisional certificate to be eligible for a permanent, standard New Jersey teaching certificate. Candidates who already possess a New Jersey standard certificate and who are seeking an additional teaching endorsement are exempt. Persons recommended by the University for certification will receive a Certificate of Eligibility With Advanced Standing which authorizes the holder to seek and accept offers of employment in New Jersey schools and in other states. The certificate is valid for the lifetime of its holder.

Note: Pogram requirements are subject to change.


MAT TEACHING (BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE)

  1. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE CERT

    1. SPEECH

      Complete the following 1 course: (May be completed by examination)

      SPCM 101 Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement 3
    2. PHYSIOLOGY & HYGIENE

      Take exam in County Office and submit results to the Graduate Office.

    3. EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

      Complete 1 course from:

      ELRS 580 Learning Theories 3
      PSYC 560 Advanced Educational Psychology 3
  2. TEACHING FIELD REQUIREMENTS

    Complete 78 semester hours including the following 6 requirement(s):

    1. BIOLOGY REQUIREMENTS

      Complete 5 courses for 20 semester hours:

      BIOL 112 Principles of Biology I 4
      BIOL 113 Principles of Biology II 4
      BIOL 213 Introduction to Ecology 4
      BIOL 230 Cell and Molecular Biology 4
      BIOL 380 Genetics 4
    2. COLLATERAL CHEMISTRY COURSES

      Complete 5 courses for 16 semester hours:

      CHEM 120 General Chemistry I 4
      CHEM 121 General Chemistry II 4
      CHEM 230 Organic Chemistry I 3
      CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry II 3
      CHEM 232 Experimental Organic Chemistry I 2
    3. COLLATERAL MATHEMATICS COURSES

      Complete one of the following sequences:

      1. Complete the following 2 courses:

        MATH 109 Statistics 3
        MATH 111 Applied Precalculus 4
      2. Complete the following 2 courses:

        MATH 112 Precalculus Mathematics 3
        MATH 116 Calculus A 4
      3. Complete the following 2 courses:

        MATH 122 Calculus I 4
        MATH 221 Calculus II 4
    4. COLLATERAL PHYSICS COURSES

      Complete the following 2 requirement(s):

      1. Complete 1 course from the following list for 4 semester hours.

        PHYS 191 University Physics I 4
        PHYS 193 College Physics I 4
      2. Complete 1 course from the following list for 4 semester hours.

        PHYS 192 University Physics II 4
        PHYS 194 College Physics II 4
    5. BIOLOGY ELECTIVES

      Complete 12 semester hours from the following list.

      BIOL 300 Environmental Biology and Related Controversial Issues 3
      BIOL 310 Principles of Toxicology I 3
      BIOL 330 Introduction to Animal Behavior 3
      BIOL 350 Microbiology 4
      BIOL 370 Principles of Ecology 3
      BIOL 380 Genetics 4
      BIOL 409 Externship in Biological Research (Co-operative Education) 1-4
      BIOL 411 Introduction to Transmission Electron Microscopy 4
      BIOL 417 Evolutionary Biology 3
      BIOL 418 Biology Independent Research 1-4
      BIOL 420 Economic Botany 3
      BIOL 425 Elementary Plant Physiology 3
      BIOL 426 New Jersey Flora 4
      BIOL 429 Herpetology 4
      BIOL 430 Ornithology 4
      BIOL 431 Entomology 3
      BIOL 432 Medical Entomology 3
      BIOL 433 Developmental Biology 4
      BIOL 434 Introductory Molecular Biology 3
      BIOL 435 Experimental Molecular Biology 3
      BIOL 436 Phylogenetic Zoology 4
      BIOL 439 Biology of Animal Parasites 3
      BIOL 440 Gross Mammalian Anatomy 4
      BIOL 441 Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates 4
      BIOL 442 Human Physiology 4
      BIOL 443 Vertebrate Embryology 4
      BIOL 444 Cell Physiology 3
      BIOL 445 Immunology 3
      BIOL 446 Endocrinology 3
      BIOL 447 Fundamentals of Pharmacology 3
      BIOL 448 Mammalian Microanatomy 4
      BIOL 450 Medical Microbiology 3
      BIOL 457 Virology 3
      BIOL 458 Microbial Genetics 3
      BIOL 460 Biological Oceanography 3
      BIOL 461 Aquatic Ecology 3
      BIOL 467 Biology of the Fishes 4
      BIOL 471 Biomedical Ethics 2
      BIOL 475 Medical Genetics 3
      BIOL 476 Biology of Cancer 3
      BIOL 480 Research Community I: Organism Biology 4
      BIOL 481 Research Community II: Organism Biology 4
      BIOL 482 Research Community I: Molecular Biology 4
      BIOL 483 Research Community II: Molecular Biology 4
      BIOL 484 Research Community I: Ecology 4
      BIOL 485 Research Community II: Ecology 4
      BIOL 486 Selected Topics in Biology 3-4
      BIOL 487 Statistical Genomics 3
      BIOL 488 Selected Topics in Cell and Molecular Biology 3-4
      BIOL 489 Selected Topics in Organismal Biology 3-4
      BIOL 490 Senior Seminar in Biology 3
      BIOL 491 Research in Biology Literature 1
      BIOL 492 Senior Colloquium 1
      BIOL 493 Molecular Ecology 3
      BIOL 497 Genomics 3
      BIOL 500 Introductory Molecular Cell Biology 1.5
      BIOL 501 Biology of Human Sexuality 3
      BIOL 510 Biology Pedagogy for Secondary Teachers 3
      BIOL 512 Topics in Modern Genetics 3
      BIOL 513 Instrumentation and Techniques for Biological Science 4
      BIOL 514 Graduate Seminar in Biology 2
      BIOL 516 Biogeography 3
      BIOL 518 Strategies for Teaching College Biology 1
      BIOL 520 Plant Physiology 3
      BIOL 521 Field Studies of Flowering Plants 4
      BIOL 522 Plant Pathology 3
      BIOL 523 Mycology 3
      BIOL 529 Advanced Herpetology 4
      BIOL 531 Medical Parasitology 3
      BIOL 532 Advanced Entomology 3
      BIOL 533 Advanced Cell Biology 3
      BIOL 540 Mammalian Physiology 3
      BIOL 542 Advanced Endocrinology 3
      BIOL 543 Advances in Immunology 3
      BIOL 544 Comparative Animal Physiology 4
      BIOL 545 Experimental Endocrinology 4
      BIOL 546 Topics in Physiology 3
      BIOL 547 Molecular Biology I 3
      BIOL 548 Molecular Biology II 4
      BIOL 549 Topics in Developmental Biology 3
      BIOL 550 Topics in Microbiology 3
      BIOL 551 Intermediary Metabolism I 3
      BIOL 552 Biology of Lipids 3
      BIOL 553 Microbial Ecology 4
      BIOL 554 Microbial Physiology 3
      BIOL 555 Medical Genetics 3
      BIOL 556 Molecular Biology of Proteins 3
      BIOL 557 Virology 3
      BIOL 558 Microbial Genetics 3
      BIOL 560 Molecular Genetics 3
      BIOL 565 Advanced Plant Molecular Genetics 3
      BIOL 570 Ecology 3
      BIOL 571 Physiological Plant Ecology 4
      BIOL 572 Wetland Ecology 4
      BIOL 573 Shoreline Ecology 4
      BIOL 574 Behavioral Ecology 3
      BIOL 576 Biology of Extreme Habitats 3
      BIOL 579 Physiological Ecology of Animals 3
      BIOL 580 Evolutionary Mechanisms 3
      BIOL 586 Selected Avanced Topics in Biology 3-4
      BIOL 592 Graduate Colloquium 1
      BIOL 593 Molecular Ecology 3
      BIOL 594 Signal Transduction 3
      BIOL 595 Conservation Biology: The Preservation of Biological Diversity 3
      BIOL 596 Selected Techniques in Biology Science Education 1.5
      BIOL 597 Research in Biological Literature 1
      BIOL 598 Selected Techniques in Molecular Biology 1.5
      BIOL 599 Introduction to Biological Research 4
    6. EARTH SCIENCE ELECTIVE

      Complete 1 course for 4 semester hours from the following list.

      GEOS 107 Planet Earth 4
      GEOS 112 Physical Geology 4
      GEOS 114 Historical Geology 4
      GEOS 125 Earth and the Environment 4
  3. PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    Complete 37 semester hours including the following 2 requirement(s):

    1. GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL SEQUENCE

      1. INTRODUCTORY SEQUENCE

        Complete 2 requirement(s):

        1. Complete 1 course from the following list

          CURR 505 Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling 3
          EDFD 505 Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling 3
        2. Complete the following 1 course:

          CURR 518 Technology Integration in the Classroom 1
      2. DIVERSITY AND INSTRUCTIONAL SEQUENCE

        Complete 5 requirement(s):

        1. Complete 1 course from the following list.

          CURR 509 Sociocultural Perspectives on Teaching and Learning 3
          EDFD 509 Sociocultural Perspectives of Teaching 3
        2. Complete 1 course from the following list

          CURR 516 Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners 1
          EDFD 516 Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners 1
        3. Complete the following 1 course:

          CURR 517 Inclusive Classrooms in Middle and Secondary Schools 1
        4. Complete the following 1 course:

          READ 501 Techniques of Reading Improvement in the Secondary School 3
        5. Complete 1 course from the following list

          CURR 519 Assessment for Authentic Learning 3
          EDFD 519 Assessment for Authentic Learning 3
      3. PEDAGOGICAL SEQUENCE I

        Complete 2 requirement(s):

        1. Complete the following 1 course:

          CURR 526 Teaching for Learning I 3
        2. Complete the following 1 course:

          CURR 527 Fieldwork 3
      4. PEDAGOGICAL SEQUENCE II

        Complete 2 requirement(s):

        1. Complete 1 course for 6 semester hours from the following: (CURR 514 is for in-service teachers).

          CURR 514 Inservice Supervised Graduate Student Teaching 4-8
          CURR 529 Student Teaching 6
        2. Complete the following 1 course:

          CURR 543 Teaching for Learning II 3
    2. CONTENT AREA COURSES (BIOLOGY)

      Complete 2 requirement(s):

      1. Complete for 4 semester hours.

        PHED 401 The Teaching of Science in Secondary Schools 4
      2. Complete 3 semester hours from the following list.

        BIOL 500 Introductory Molecular Cell Biology 1.5
        BIOL 501 Biology of Human Sexuality 3
        BIOL 510 Biology Pedagogy for Secondary Teachers 3
        BIOL 512 Topics in Modern Genetics 3
        BIOL 513 Instrumentation and Techniques for Biological Science 4
        BIOL 514 Graduate Seminar in Biology 2
        BIOL 516 Biogeography 3
        BIOL 518 Strategies for Teaching College Biology 1
        BIOL 520 Plant Physiology 3
        BIOL 521 Field Studies of Flowering Plants 4
        BIOL 522 Plant Pathology 3
        BIOL 523 Mycology 3
        BIOL 529 Advanced Herpetology 4
        BIOL 531 Medical Parasitology 3
        BIOL 532 Advanced Entomology 3
        BIOL 533 Advanced Cell Biology 3
        BIOL 540 Mammalian Physiology 3
        BIOL 542 Advanced Endocrinology 3
        BIOL 543 Advances in Immunology 3
        BIOL 544 Comparative Animal Physiology 4
        BIOL 545 Experimental Endocrinology 4
        BIOL 546 Topics in Physiology 3
        BIOL 547 Molecular Biology I 3
        BIOL 548 Molecular Biology II 4
        BIOL 549 Topics in Developmental Biology 3
        BIOL 550 Topics in Microbiology 3
        BIOL 551 Intermediary Metabolism I 3
        BIOL 552 Biology of Lipids 3
        BIOL 553 Microbial Ecology 4
        BIOL 554 Microbial Physiology 3
        BIOL 555 Medical Genetics 3
        BIOL 556 Molecular Biology of Proteins 3
        BIOL 557 Virology 3
        BIOL 558 Microbial Genetics 3
        BIOL 560 Molecular Genetics 3
        BIOL 565 Advanced Plant Molecular Genetics 3
        BIOL 570 Ecology 3
        BIOL 571 Physiological Plant Ecology 4
        BIOL 572 Wetland Ecology 4
        BIOL 573 Shoreline Ecology 4
        BIOL 574 Behavioral Ecology 3
        BIOL 576 Biology of Extreme Habitats 3
        BIOL 579 Physiological Ecology of Animals 3
        BIOL 580 Evolutionary Mechanisms 3
        BIOL 586 Selected Avanced Topics in Biology 3-4
        BIOL 592 Graduate Colloquium 1
        BIOL 593 Molecular Ecology 3
        BIOL 594 Signal Transduction 3
        BIOL 595 Conservation Biology: The Preservation of Biological Diversity 3
        BIOL 596 Selected Techniques in Biology Science Education 1.5
        BIOL 597 Research in Biological Literature 1
        BIOL 598 Selected Techniques in Molecular Biology 1.5
        BIOL 599 Introduction to Biological Research 4
  4. CULMINATING EXPERIENCE

    Successfully complete the Comprehensive Examination.

MINIMUM 32 GRADUATE HOURS REQUIREMENT

32 semester hours still needed to fulfill the minimum 32 hour degree requirement.

  1.  

    CURR 505 Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling 3
    CURR 509 Sociocultural Perspectives on Teaching and Learning 3
    CURR 514 Inservice Supervised Graduate Student Teaching 4-8
    CURR 516 Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners 1
    CURR 517 Inclusive Classrooms in Middle and Secondary Schools 1
    CURR 518 Technology Integration in the Classroom 1
    CURR 519 Assessment for Authentic Learning 3
    CURR 526 Teaching for Learning I 3
    CURR 527 Fieldwork 3
    CURR 529 Student Teaching 6
    CURR 543 Teaching for Learning II 3
    EDFD 505 Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling 3
    EDFD 509 Sociocultural Perspectives of Teaching 3
    EDFD 516 Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners 1
    EDFD 519 Assessment for Authentic Learning 3
    ELRS 503 Methods of Research 3
    ELRS 580 Learning Theories 3
    PSYC 560 Advanced Educational Psychology 3
    READ 501 Techniques of Reading Improvement in the Secondary School 3
  2.  

    BIOL 500 Introductory Molecular Cell Biology 1.5
    BIOL 501 Biology of Human Sexuality 3
    BIOL 510 Biology Pedagogy for Secondary Teachers 3
    BIOL 512 Topics in Modern Genetics 3
    BIOL 513 Instrumentation and Techniques for Biological Science 4
    BIOL 514 Graduate Seminar in Biology 2
    BIOL 516 Biogeography 3
    BIOL 518 Strategies for Teaching College Biology 1
    BIOL 520 Plant Physiology 3
    BIOL 521 Field Studies of Flowering Plants 4
    BIOL 522 Plant Pathology 3
    BIOL 523 Mycology 3
    BIOL 529 Advanced Herpetology 4
    BIOL 531 Medical Parasitology 3
    BIOL 532 Advanced Entomology 3
    BIOL 533 Advanced Cell Biology 3
    BIOL 540 Mammalian Physiology 3
    BIOL 542 Advanced Endocrinology 3
    BIOL 543 Advances in Immunology 3
    BIOL 544 Comparative Animal Physiology 4
    BIOL 545 Experimental Endocrinology 4
    BIOL 546 Topics in Physiology 3
    BIOL 547 Molecular Biology I 3
    BIOL 548 Molecular Biology II 4
    BIOL 549 Topics in Developmental Biology 3
    BIOL 550 Topics in Microbiology 3
    BIOL 551 Intermediary Metabolism I 3
    BIOL 552 Biology of Lipids 3
    BIOL 553 Microbial Ecology 4
    BIOL 554 Microbial Physiology 3
    BIOL 555 Medical Genetics 3
    BIOL 556 Molecular Biology of Proteins 3
    BIOL 557 Virology 3
    BIOL 558 Microbial Genetics 3
    BIOL 560 Molecular Genetics 3
    BIOL 565 Advanced Plant Molecular Genetics 3
    BIOL 570 Ecology 3
    BIOL 571 Physiological Plant Ecology 4
    BIOL 572 Wetland Ecology 4
    BIOL 573 Shoreline Ecology 4
    BIOL 574 Behavioral Ecology 3
    BIOL 576 Biology of Extreme Habitats 3
    BIOL 579 Physiological Ecology of Animals 3
    BIOL 580 Evolutionary Mechanisms 3
    BIOL 586 Selected Avanced Topics in Biology 3-4
    BIOL 592 Graduate Colloquium 1
    BIOL 593 Molecular Ecology 3
    BIOL 594 Signal Transduction 3
    BIOL 595 Conservation Biology: The Preservation of Biological Diversity 3
    BIOL 596 Selected Techniques in Biology Science Education 1.5
    BIOL 597 Research in Biological Literature 1
    BIOL 598 Selected Techniques in Molecular Biology 1.5
    BIOL 599 Introduction to Biological Research 4

Course Descriptions:

BIOL112: Principles of Biology I

Principles of Biology I involves the study of life from molecule to multicellular organism with focus on structure and function of cells, mechanisms of heredity and change, and the ways in which these processes shape higher levels of biological organization. This course is designed to fulfill the first core course requirement of the biology major. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: For incoming freshmen Spring 2007 and before, BIOL 100 or minimum MSUPT composite score of 160 for writing and reading. For incoming freshmen as of Fall 2007 and thereafter, Basic Skills Reading Test of >61 AND Basic Skills Math Test (arithmetic) of >74 OR grade of "C" or better in BIOL 100.

BIOL113: Principles of Biology II

Principles of Biology II will provide an introductory level study of biodiversity and the origins of life, phylogenetic relationships among organisms, genetics, developmental biology, reproduction, the biology of populations and communities, and ecosystem processes. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Interdisciplinary Core, Scientific Issues. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: For incoming freshmen Spring 2007 and before, BIOL 100 or minimum MSUPT composite score of 160 for writing and reading. For incoming freshmen as of Fall 2007 and thereafter, Basic Skills Reading Test of >61 AND Basic Skills Math Test (arithmetic) of >74 OR grade of "C" or better in BIOL 100.

BIOL213: Introduction to Ecology

Semester-long field oriented course designed as an introduction to the natural world. Emphasis will be placed on identifying and characterizing the variety of habitats in New Jersey through field observations, group and individual projects and specimen collection. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 112 or BIOL 113 (or BIOL 120 or BIOL 132 if completed prior to Fall CMPT183

BIOL230: Cell and Molecular Biology

An introduction to the chemistry, structure, and function of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Topics covered include membrane structure and transport processes, bioenergetics and energy transformations in cells, DNA replication and expression, protein synthesis, and cell movement. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 120 with a grade of "C-" or better.

BIOL300: Environmental Biology and Related Controversial Issues

Analysis of ecological problems of today's population trends and control, food production, environmental deterioration, waste disposal etc. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 213.

BIOL310: Principles of Toxicology I

Examination of the major classes of toxic agents by identifying characteristics of their toxicity and factors which modify this outcome. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 230 and CHEM 231.

BIOL330: Introduction to Animal Behavior

Concepts and theories of the sensory world of animals and behavioral patterns resulting in environmental adaptations. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 113 (or BIOL 132 if completed prior to Fall 2002).

BIOL350: Microbiology

A study of bacteria, yeast, molds and other microorganisms in relation to modern biological concepts and the welfare of man. Standard techniques employed in the laboratory. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 230 and CHEM 120.

BIOL370: Principles of Ecology

To acquaint the biology majors with the general principles of ecology, population dynamics and adaptations of plants and animals to the various habitats. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 213.

BIOL380: Genetics

Lecture and lab. Heredity, gene and chromosomal structure and function, gene regulation, mutation and repair, genes in populations, genetic manipulation, and applied genetics are covered. Lab exercises demonstrate genetic concepts. A semester-long project with research paper is required. Required of all biology majors and minors. Meets the University Writing Requirement for BDPT, BIBM, BICM, BIDE, BIED, BIES, BIME, BIOL, BMPA, MBDP, MOBI, SIBC, SICS and SIMB majors. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 230 with a grade of "C-" or better and CHEM 120.

BIOL409: Externship in Biological Research (Co-operative Education)

Full or part-time work in an established laboratory with a scientific investigator for the duration of the term. 1 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

BIOL411: Introduction to Transmission Electron Microscopy

Basic theory and practice of electron microscopy. Specimen preparation, ultramicrotomy, microscopy, photographic preparation of final print, interpretation of results. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 230.

BIOL417: Evolutionary Biology

Mechanisms and processes underlying biological evolution, including natural selection, genetic drift, mutation, quantitative genetics and speciation. The central organizing principle of life science, evolutionary biology investigates the study of molecular biology, organisms, and ecology. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 380.

BIOL418: Biology Independent Research

Under the guidance of a sponsor, students will investigate individual problems of appropriate scope. A written and/or oral report is required. (Offered on demand.) 1 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Minimum GPA 3.0 and departmental approval.

BIOL420: Economic Botany

Importance of plants to the world in general and to man in particular. (Not offered every year.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 112 and BIOL 113 (or BIOL 120 if completed prior to Fall 2002.)

BIOL425: Elementary Plant Physiology

Major physiological processes of the flowering plant: growth, metabolism, photosynthesis, respiration, water relations and mineral nutrition. (Not offered every year.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 113 and BIOL 230 and CHEM 230 or permission of instructor.

BIOL426: New Jersey Flora

Field identification of mosses, liverworts, ferns, and seed plants in a variety of habitats. (Not offered every year.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 213.

BIOL429: Herpetology

Biology of the extant ectothermic tetrapods (amphibians and non-avian reptiles) including field identification, systematics, anatomy, physiology, behavior, reproduction and ecology. Laboratory includes field trips on a varying schedule. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 113.

BIOL430: Ornithology

The biology, identification, and natural history of birds in a variety of habitats. Laboratory includes trips on a varying schedule. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 113 (or BIOL 132 if completed prior to Fall 2002).

BIOL431: Entomology

Identification, physiology and ecology of common insect families. (Not offered every year.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 113 (or BIOL 132 if completed prior to Fall 2002).

BIOL432: Medical Entomology

The study of arthropods that are vectors of diseases afflicting man and domestic animals. (Not offered every year.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 113 (or BIOL 132 if completed prior to Fall 2002).

BIOL433: Developmental Biology

This course discusses the concepts and principles that are rapidly emerging from studies of developmental processes in animals. We shall consider egg organization, origins of cell differences, molecular mechanisms of cell differentiation, cell movements, inductive interactions in animals, long-range signaling mechanisms, and the cellular and molecular processes underlying pattern formation. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 230, BIOL 380, and CHEM 231.

BIOL434: Introductory Molecular Biology

This course is designed to examine the molecular biology of plant and animal cells. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 350, and 380, and CHEM 370.

BIOL435: Experimental Molecular Biology

A laboratory course that will introduce biology and molecular biology majors to the basic techniques of modern molecular biology. Techniques to be covered include nucleic acid isolation, restriction enzyme mapping, plasmid manipulation and subcloning, genomic library construction, PCR amplification, and DNA sequence analysis. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 434.

BIOL436: Phylogenetic Zoology

Phylogenetic Zoology is a comprehensive survey of evolutionary zoology. The focus of the course is on the ecological and evolutionary processes that shape the natural histories of aquatic and terrestrial animals. Integrated lecture and laboratory investigations will explore the anatomy, physiology, diversity, ecology and evolutionary significance of animal clades. This course is designed to fulfill major elective requirements of the biology major. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 213.

BIOL439: Biology of Animal Parasites

The basic principles of parasitism. Ecological, morphological, and physiological adaptations for parasitism. Evolution of parasites and integration with the host. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 113 with a grade of "C-" or better (or BIOL 132 with a grade of "C-" or better if completed prior to Fall 2002).

BIOL440: Gross Mammalian Anatomy

Functional mammalian anatomy at the microscopic and gross level. Laboratory dissection of the cat and study of selected organs and anatomical models. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 113 with a grade of "C-" or better (or BIOL 132 with a grade of "C-" or better if completed prior to Fall 2002).

BIOL441: Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates

A critical analysis of the ontogeny and morphology of the protochordates and chordates, and their phylogenetic relationships drawn from the fossil record, evolutionary trends, and comparisons of homologies and analogies. Materials include: extensive dissections, outside readings, and field trip to the American Museum of Natural History. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 112 and BIOL 113 (or BIOL 120 and BIOL 132 if completed prior to Fall 2002) or departmental approval.

BIOL442: Human Physiology

Functions of animal organs and systems with emphasis on maintenance of homeostasis. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 113 (or BIOL 132 if completed prior to Fall 2002), and BIOL 230 with a grade of "C-" or better, and CHEM 230.

BIOL443: Vertebrate Embryology

Developmental anatomy of the vertebrates, especially amphibian, chick and human. General concepts of development and cell differentiation. (Not offered every year.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 113 (or BIOL 132 if completed prior to Fall 2002) and BIOL 230.

BIOL444: Cell Physiology

Advanced course in cell function. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 230 with a grade of "C-" or better, and CHEM 230.

BIOL445: Immunology

Cellular and humoral immunal responses, immunoglobulins, antigen-antibody reactions, immunopathology, transplantation and blood transfusion. (Not offered every year.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 230 with a grade of "C-" or better, and CHEM 230.

BIOL446: Endocrinology

Basic anatomy and physiology of the mammalian endocrine glands with special attention directed to the human endocrine glands. The interrelationships between the various endocrines including neural control and the role of these glands in maintaining the homeostasis of the body will be stressed. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 230 with a grade of "C-" or better, and CHEM 230.

BIOL447: Fundamentals of Pharmacology

Introduction to the study of chemicals that have biological effects, with special emphasis on those with medical importance. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 230 and CHEM 230.

BIOL448: Mammalian Microanatomy

Detailed examination of mammalian tissues using both light and electron micrographic analyses. Epithelial, connective, muscle, nervous and gametic tissues will be thoroughly examined as they occur structurally and functionally within mammalian organ systems. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 113 (or BIOL 132 if completed prior to Fall 2002) and BIOL 230.

BIOL450: Medical Microbiology

The course is designed to acquaint the biology major with those microorganisms which cause disease, the prevention of disease, therapeutic agents to control microbial diseases and the body's natural defense mechanisms. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 350.

BIOL457: Virology

This course will develop the fundamental principles of modern virology and examine the connection between viruses and disease. It will examine the molecular biology of virus replication, infection, gene expression, the structure of virus particles and genomes, pathogenesis, and classification of viruses. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 230.

BIOL458: Microbial Genetics

Microbial Genetics provides students with an understanding of the basis for genetic processes in microorganisms and the implication for higher organisms. The focus of the course will be on prokaryotes, particularily E.coli, and viruses, primarily bacteriophages. Current developments in microbial genetics, such as bioinformatics and genomics, will be presented. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 350.

BIOL460: Biological Oceanography

Biological processes within oceans and estuaries are considered in relation to the physical environment. Field and laboratory work. (Not offered every year.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 213.

BIOL461: Aquatic Ecology

Biological and physical processes of rivers and lakes. Field work and laboratory. (Not offered every year.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 112 and BIOL 113 (or BIOL 120 and BIOL 132 if completed prior to Fall 2002) or departmental approval.

BIOL467: Biology of the Fishes

Systematics, adaptations, reproduction, evolution, ecology and zoo-geography of major groups of marine fishes. At New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. (Not offered every year.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 113 (or BIOL 132 if completed prior to Fall 2002).

BIOL471: Biomedical Ethics

Seminar course dealing with ethical dilemmas posed by advances in biomedical technology. Background readings in ethics will be followed by discussions of readings on the applications and consequences of modern biomedical research. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 380.

BIOL475: Medical Genetics

A detailed study and analysis of human genetics, inborn genetic diseases, genomics, gene therapy, and the Human Genome Project. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 380 with a grade of "C" or better; CHEM 230.

BIOL476: Biology of Cancer

An in depth examination of the biology of cancer, including risk factors, genetics, causes of cancer, metastasis, therapies (conventional and recombinant DNA), and prevention will be presented. This course will also help students develop proficiency in critically evaluating primary scientific articles dealing with cancer. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 230, BIOL 380, and CHEM 231.

BIOL480: Research Community I: Organism Biology

Survey of topics and techniques in contemporary organism biology research. Exploration and integration of molecular, cellular, physiological, population and ecological phenomena as they relate to biology at the organism level. Students will prepare and present a scientific research proposal for peer and faculty review. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 112 and BIOL 113 (or BIOL 120 and BIOL 132 if completed prior to Fall 2002); and BIOL 213, BIOL 230, CHEM 231, and CHEM 232: or departmental approval.

BIOL481: Research Community II: Organism Biology

Team-based independent research on topics in contemporary organismal biology. Students will conduct experimental explorations designed in the prerequisite course, BIOL 480. Students will ultimately prepare and present a scientific research paper for peer and faculty review. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 480.

BIOL482: Research Community I: Molecular Biology

Survey of topics and techniques in contemporary molecular biology research. Exploration and integration of molecular, cellular, physiological, population and ecological phenomena as they relate to biology at the molecular level. Students will prepare and present a scientific research proposal for peer and faculty review. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 112 and BIOL 113 (or BIOL 120 and BIOL 132 if completed prior to Fall 2002); and BIOL 213, BIOL 230, CHEM 231, and CHEM 232; or departmental approval.

BIOL483: Research Community II: Molecular Biology

Team-based independent research on topics in contemporary molecular biology. Students will conduct experimental explorations designed in the prerequisite course, BIOL 482. Students will ultimately prepare and present a scientific research paper for peer and faculty review. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 482.

BIOL484: Research Community I: Ecology

Survey of topics and techniques in contemporary ecology research. Exploration and integration of molecular, cellular, physiological, population and ecological phenomena as they relate to biology at the ecological level. Students will prepare and present a scientific research proposal for peer and faculty review. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 112 and BIOL 113 (or BIOL 120 and BIOL 132 if completed prior to Fall 2002); and BIOL 213, BIOL 230, CHEM 231, and CHEM 232; or departmental approval.

BIOL485: Research Community II: Ecology

Team-based student independent research on topics in contemporary ecology. Students will conduct experimental explorations designed in the prerequisite course, BIOL 484. Students will ultimately prepare and present a scientific research paper for peer and faculty review. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 484.

BIOL486: Selected Topics in Biology

This course will acquaint the student with recent developments and specialized content in the biological sciences. Examples of topic areas are: vision science, biological modeling, forensic entomology, disease ecology, pathophysiology, and mitochondrial genomics. This course is designed to fulfill elective requirements of the biology major. This course may be repeated once for a maximum of 8.0 credits. 3 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 213 and BIOL 230 or permission of instructor.

BIOL487: Statistical Genomics

Analysis of discrete data illustrated with genetic data on morphological characters, allozymes, restriction fragment length polymorphisms and DNA sequences. Maximum likelihood and Bayesian estimation including iterative procedures. Numerical resampling and bootstrapping. Development of statistical techniques for characterizing genetic disequilibrium and diversity. Locating genes with markers. Cross listed with Mathematical Sciences STAT 487. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 380 and STAT 401 or STAT 440, or equivalent.

BIOL488: Selected Topics in Cell and Molecular Biology

This course will acquaint the student with recent developments and specialized content in cell and molecular biology. Examples of topic areas are: cellular metabolism, cell signaling, molecular analysis and molecular biology of disease. This course is designed to fulfill elective requirements of the biology and the moleclar biology major. May be repeated once for a maximum of 8.0 credits. 3 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 230 or permission of instructor.

BIOL489: Selected Topics in Organismal Biology

This course will acquaint the student with recent developments and specialized content in organismal biology. Examples of topic areas are: physiology under extreme environments, comparative physiology, structural biology and infectious disease. This course is designed to fulfill elective requirements of the biology and the molecular biology major. 3 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 213 or BIOL 230 or permission of instructor.

BIOL490: Senior Seminar in Biology

Course which will allow the advanced undergraduate student to study controversial biological, bioethical, and ecological issues in a seminar format. Students will be required to produce written and verbal presentations utilizing peer-reviewed scientific papers. Presentations will be in both individual and group formats. This course is required for Biology seniors. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Senior status in Department of Biology and Molecular Biology.

BIOL491: Research in Biology Literature

Each student will survey current biological literature pertinent to a specific problem. A comprehensive report is required. May be repeated twice for a maximum of 3.0 credits. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 230 with a grade of "C-" or better.

BIOL492: Senior Colloquium

Students in this course will read primary resources material and interpret the data. This course will also teach students how to read, critique and present scientific data to a peer group. Students will analyze, discuss and present primary research articles with respect to scientific content, accuracy of the data and significance of the experiments. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 230 or departmental approval.

BIOL493: Molecular Ecology

Detailed survey of the application of molecular methods to address ecological, behavioral, and conservation questions. Topics to be covered include the principles of most common molecular techniques used in molecular ecology, and application of those molecular techniques to phylogeography, behavioral ecology, population genetics, conservation genetics, and adaptive variation. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 213 and BIOL 230 and BIOL 380.

BIOL497: Genomics

The course will examine the associations among nucleic acid sequence (RNA and DNA), structure, and function in complex biological systems, while treating these systems as biological databases. Both computer program-based and laboratory methods will be discussed to better understand the relationship between nucleic acid sequence and function. Future opportunities and current limitations of genome analyses will be critically addressed. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 380, CMPT 183, CHEM 370.

BIOL500: Introductory Molecular Cell Biology

This course will focus on an introduction to the science and methods of cell and molecular biology. 1.5 sh.

Prerequisites: Permission of graduate advisor.

BIOL501: Biology of Human Sexuality

The course is designed to introduce the student in the graduate program in human sexuality and family life education to human anatomy and physiology, human genetics, endocrinology of the reproductive system and human developmental biology. These fields of knowledge are necessary in order to adequately understand and teach others about human sexuality, as well as to adequately counsel those who require assistance. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Open only to graduate students in the College of Education and Human Services.

BIOL510: Biology Pedagogy for Secondary Teachers

Seminar and research course designed for study of methods and practices being used in teaching of secondary school biology. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: 24 semester hours in biology.

BIOL512: Topics in Modern Genetics

Seminar course. Selected topics from current development in genetic research, including chromosome and gene fine structure, extra chromosomal genetic elements, genetic engineering, and aspects of biomedical genetic research. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits as long as the topic is different. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Undergraduate course in genetics.

BIOL513: Instrumentation and Techniques for Biological Science

This course is designed to acquaint students with modern analytical and research techniques in biology, including manometry, spectrophotometry, electrophoresis, chromatography, microbial batch growth and assay techniques, immunotechniques and evaluation of experimental design and data. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: 24 semester hours in biology.

BIOL514: Graduate Seminar in Biology

Through a series of seminars delivered by faculty and guests, students will survey a broad range of topics in modern biology, and be introduced to the variety of specializations represented within the department. Emphasis shall be placed on recent advances in diverse areas of biology. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Graduate biology majors only.

BIOL516: Biogeography

Distribution of plants and animals of the world on continents and continental and oceanic islands and in various climatic zones. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Field course in biology.

BIOL518: Strategies for Teaching College Biology

Biology Teaching Assistants and upper-level undergraduates with interests in teaching will interact with experienced teachers, but more importantly will gain access to a forum for discussing their experiences and concerns with other prospective biology teachers. Students will discuss contemporary articles on science teaching at the college level. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: B.S. in Biology and departmental approval.

BIOL520: Plant Physiology

Investigation of physiology of plants. Plant growth, development and reproduction as well as the new advances in plant physiology. Water relations of plants, mineral nutrition, physiological significance of soil and soil moisture, photosynthesis, respiration, plant biosynthesis and dynamics of growth. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

BIOL521: Field Studies of Flowering Plants

The taxonomy, evolutionary trends and ecological adaptations of the gymnosperms and angiosperms. A variety of habitats will be visited and analyzed. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Botany and field course in biology.

BIOL522: Plant Pathology

Causes, symptoms, and control of plant diseases. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Botany and microbiology.

BIOL523: Mycology

Identification, and classification of fungi. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Botany and microbiology.

BIOL529: Advanced Herpetology

Biology of the extant ectothermic tetrapods (amphibians and non-avian reptiles), including field identification, systematics, anatomy, physiology, behavior, reproduction, and ecology.. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 113.

BIOL531: Medical Parasitology

To study the phenomenon of parasitism as applied to man and his domestic animals. Areas of emphasis include specific adaptations for parasitism and transmission, effects on the host, epidemiology and control. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Zoology.

BIOL532: Advanced Entomology

Examination of insects as model systems for biological inquiry. Topics include an integrative treatment of insect molecular biology, genetics, physiology, behavior, evolution and ecology. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in M.S. Biology program or permission of instructor.

BIOL533: Advanced Cell Biology

Detailed analysis of cellular structure and function. Topics to be covered include the role of subcellular organelles in maintaining cell viability, analysis of cytoskeletal components, structure and function of the plasma membrane and cellular defects that lead to cancer and other disease states. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the biology master's program or permission of professor.

BIOL540: Mammalian Physiology

A broad survey of the physiology of mammalian systems aimed at graduate students who lack an upper-level background in physiology at the undergraduate level. The principles of homeostatis mechanisms as they apply to various organ systems will be stressed. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing, but not open to students who have completed undergraduate upper division Mammalian/Human Physiology classes.

BIOL542: Advanced Endocrinology

A study of the physiology of the mammalian endocrine system with emphasis on hormonal control of homeostasis. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Endocrinology and cell biology.

BIOL543: Advances in Immunology

To study in detail selected topics in immunology. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Immunology.

BIOL544: Comparative Animal Physiology

The physiological mechanisms involved in the varied responses of both vertebrates and invertebrates to critical fluctuations of their physico-chemical environment. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Cell biology and zoology.

BIOL545: Experimental Endocrinology

A seminar and laboratory course in endocrinology in which the various endocrine glands will be surgically removed or chemically destroyed and the morphologic and physiologic effects measured and observed. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Endocrinology.

BIOL546: Topics in Physiology

To give the student an in-depth understanding of three specific areas of human physiology. The areas selected are those in which there is a rapidly expanding body of knowledge. The areas covered will be kidney physiology in health and disease; neurotransmitters and modulation in the central nervous system; homeostatic processes in the myocardium and blood vessel walls in health and disease. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits as long as the topic is different. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Course in physiology.

BIOL547: Molecular Biology I

Central concepts at the cellular level will be emphasized. Contemporary viewpoints in the areas of biomolecules, energy yielding and energy requiring processes and transfer of genetic information. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Cell biology, and one year organic chemistry.

BIOL548: Molecular Biology II

Central concepts at the cellular level will be emphasized. Contemporary viewpoints in the areas of biomolecules, energy yielding and energy requiring processes and transfer of genetic information. The laboratory will deal with up-to-date investigative procedures via selected experiments. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 547.

BIOL549: Topics in Developmental Biology

Seminar in the regulation of developmental events, including both classical morphogenesis and recent advances using techniques of cell and molecular biology. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits as long as the topic is different. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Genetics and developmental embryology.

BIOL550: Topics in Microbiology

Coverage of selected topics such as the microbial genetics, antibiotic action, bacteriophage, virus, cancer and microbial metabolism. Emphasis will be placed on practical applications of modern research in specific areas. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits as long as the topic is different. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Microbiology.

BIOL551: Intermediary Metabolism I

Discussion of interrelationships of catabolic and anabolic paths. Primary emphasis is placed on the metabolism of nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and proteins. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Biochemistry and cell biology.

BIOL552: Biology of Lipids

Biological cycles, unity and diversity in metabolic paths, metabolic evolution, metabolic control mechanisms and other special topics. Primary emphasis is placed on the metabolism of lipids. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Cell biology and organic chemistry.

BIOL553: Microbial Ecology

Exploration of the essential role of microorganisms in the ecosystem. Lecture, field trips and laboratory will demonstrate the ubiquitous and highly adaptive evolution of microorganisms, their interrelationships and their profound influence on the biosphere. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Microbiology.

BIOL554: Microbial Physiology

A study of microorganisms in terms of their morphology and metabolism. The significance of metabolic diversity and secondary metabolic products of various microorganisms will be explored through lecture topics. The economic significance of microbial metabolism in relation to industry and pathogenic diseases will be emphasized. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Microbiology.

BIOL555: Medical Genetics

A detailed study and analysis of human genetics, inborn genetic diseases, genomics, gene therapy, and the Human Genome Project. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: A genetics course or permission of instructor.

BIOL556: Molecular Biology of Proteins

Study of the molecular biology of biomolecules, including proteins. The course will examine how changes in the three dimensional structure of biomolecules affect their biological function. Protein engineering, enzyme catalysis, and site-directed mutagenesis will be discussed. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Admission into the graduate biology program or permission of department.

BIOL557: Virology

This course will develop the fundamental principles of modern virology and examine the connection between viruses and disease. It will examine the molecular biology of virus replication, infection, gene expression, the structure of virus particles and genomes, pathogenesis, classification of viruses, and contemporary viral research. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of a Cell & Molecular Biology course or permission of instructor.

BIOL558: Microbial Genetics

Microbial Genetics provides students with an understanding of the basis for genetic processes in microorganisms and the implication for higher organisms. The focus of the course will be on prokaryotes, particularily E.coli, and viruses, primarily bacteriophages. Current developments in microbial genetics, such as bioinformatics and genomics, will be presented. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 350, Microbiology.

BIOL560: Molecular Genetics

A course that will focus on biological research problems that are being addressed in eucaryotic systems from a molecular genetics viewpoint. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 547 with a grade of "B" or better.

BIOL565: Advanced Plant Molecular Genetics

This course will focus on plant molecular biology and genetics and how plant systems differ from other eucaryotic systems at a cellular level. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 547, minimum grade of B.

BIOL570: Ecology

Basic ecological principles and concepts. Habitat approach to field exercises in fresh water and terrestrial ecology. Intra and interspecific relationships with all living members of the ecosystem, problems in plant and animal biology. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Botany and zoology.

BIOL571: Physiological Plant Ecology

The effects of soil, light, and water on plant growth, as well as, toxic effects of metals and salinity are measured using growth chamber and greenhouse facilities. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Botany and one course in field biology.

BIOL572: Wetland Ecology

Important biotic, chemical and physical parameters of New Jersey's estuaries. Evolution and successional trends of estuarine communities. Ecology of individual communities studied by field trips to Delaware Bay shore and to some Atlantic coast bays, marshes and offshore barrier islands. Also offered at the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Botany, and zoology, and field biology.

BIOL573: Shoreline Ecology

Community structure, trophic dynamics, species diversity and distribution of bottom dwelling organisms in relationship to their environment; lectures, laboratory work and field investigations of the marine benthos. Also offered at NJ Marine Sciences Consortium. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Botany, and zoology, and field biology.

BIOL574: Behavioral Ecology

This seminar course explains the ecological consequences of animal behavior, viewed within the context of how behavior evolves and how populations adapt to their environments. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Field biology and zoology.

BIOL576: Biology of Extreme Habitats

The course will describe the adaptations that allow the survival of plants and animals, as well as microorganisms, in a variety of extreme habitats. Some of these habitats include: deserts, arctic, grassland, estuaries. 3 sh.

BIOL579: Physiological Ecology of Animals

A variety of different animals, ranging from protists to mammals, will be examined and compared to demonstrate the physiological adaptations they have evolved to successfully survive and reproduce. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in Biology or permission of instructor.

BIOL580: Evolutionary Mechanisms

This course will provide students the opportunity to read primary resource material and interpret the findings of the data. This course will also teach students how to read, critique and present scientific data to a peer group. Students will analyze, discuss and present primary research articles with respect to scientific content, accuracy of the data and significance of the experiments. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the biology master's program or permission of the instructor.

BIOL586: Selected Avanced Topics in Biology

This course is designed to provide advanced biology graduate students with a literature intensive exploration of current developments and specialized content in the biological sciences. Topics will cover specific research areas in ecology, physiology, molecular biology, embryology and bioinformatics. This course is designed to fulfill elective requirements of the biology masters degree. This course may be repeated once for a maximum of 8.0 credits. 3 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 520 or BIOL 540 or BIOL 547 or BIOL 570.

BIOL592: Graduate Colloquium

Students in this course will read primary resource material and interpret the data. This course will also teach students how to read, critique and present scientific data to a peer group. Students will analyze, discuss and present primary research articles with respect to scientific content, accuracy of the data and significance of the experiments. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the biology master's program or permission of the professor.

BIOL593: Molecular Ecology

Detailed survey of the application of molecular methods to address ecological, behavioral, and conservation questions. Topics to be covered include the principles of most common molecular techniques used in molecular ecology, and application of those molecular techniques to phylogeography, behavioral ecology, population genetics, conservation genetics, and adaptive variation. Students will develop and present independent research proposal. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 547 or instructor's permission.

BIOL594: Signal Transduction

This course will cover various aspects of cellular signaling from the plasma membrane to the nucleus. Topics will include specific signal transduction systems, methods for studying these systems and the results of these signaling events on cell division, cell differentiation and cell function. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 547 or permission of instructor.

BIOL595: Conservation Biology: The Preservation of Biological Diversity

This course addresses concerns about the loss of biological diversity and genetic resources through species extinctions. Students will learn about the importance of maintaining biological diversity, the problems involved in monitoring and protecting sensitive and crucial habitat, the impact of human societies on biodiversity, the alternatives to the destruction of habitat/species, the prospects of restoration, and the policies needed to prevent the loss of biological diversity. Students will also learn about population processes that are directly related to species survival. This course is cross listed with CNFS 595. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Botany, and zoology, and field biology.

BIOL596: Selected Techniques in Biology Science Education

A laboratory course that trains teachers in manipulatives suitable for secondary biology education. Students will be introduced to a variety of physiological, ecological, molecular biological techniques applicable for implementation in secondary school classrooms. May be repeated three more times for a total of six semester hours. 1.5 sh.

Prerequisites: Biology teaching certification or approval of instructor.

BIOL597: Research in Biological Literature

To allow the student to investigate and evaluate a specific topic in biology under the supervision of a faculty member and to develop the student's skills in presenting current research in both the written and oral modes. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

BIOL598: Selected Techniques in Molecular Biology

A laboratory course that trains students in advanced techniques in molecular biology. Students will learn how to perform a specific technique as well as learning the theory behind the technique. May be repeated three times for a maximum of 6.0 credits. 1.5 sh.

Prerequisites: Undergraduate or graduate molecular biology courses or equivalent and permission of instructor.

BIOL599: Introduction to Biological Research

A research experience in which students will be exposed to current biologic techniques by working with scientific investigators in industry, or within the department. Students will work on projects involving research techniques, data collection and the analysis and interpretation of the data. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

CHEM120: General Chemistry I

Introductory lecture and laboratory course for science majors, prerequisite for all advanced chemistry courses. Introduction to atomic and molecular structure, bonding, stoichiometry, states of matter, solutions, and selected topics in descriptive inorganic chemistry. Laboratory stresses techniques and data treatment and their use in examining chemical systems. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Natural/Physical Science, Laboratory or Non-Laboratory Science. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: One year of high school chemistry.

CHEM121: General Chemistry II

Introductory lecture and laboratory course for science majors, prerequisite for all advanced chemistry courses. Introduction to thermochemistry, kinetics; general acid base, precipitation, redox equilibria, electrochemistry and selected topics in descriptive inorganic chemistry. Laboratory stresses techniques and data treatment and their use in examining chemical systems. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 120.

CHEM230: Organic Chemistry I

Structure and bonding in organic compounds: nomenclature, reactions, properties, and aromatic compounds: stereochemistry; structure analysis by IR, NMR, UV, and MS; introduction to molecular orbital theory. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 121.

CHEM231: Organic Chemistry II

Nomenclature, reactions, properties, and synthesis of ethers, epoxides, alcohols, amines, and carbonyl compounds; carbohydrates; amino acids, peptides and proteins; pericyclic reactions; synthetic polymers. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 230.

CHEM232: Experimental Organic Chemistry I

A laboratory course to be taken concurrently with CHEM 230. Basic techniques for the separation, analysis and synthesis of organic compounds: recrystallization, distillation, extraction, GC, HPLC, TLC, GC/MS, IR, H/C13- NMR, chemical safety methods and regulations. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 230 is a prerequisite or corequisite.

CURR505: Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling

This course brings together differing viewpoints regarding the purposes of teaching in the United States and the teacher's role in fostering democracy. It provides future teachers with the habits of mind, skills, tools and resources to analyze and evaluate the relationship between the history of public education, the evolution of teacher identity, and the roles teachers and teaching have played in shaping the United States as a society and vice versa. Using Montclair State's Portrait of a Teacher as an organizing framework, students study the history, philosophy, and politics that shape differing views about the roles and responsibilities of teachers, teaching content and knowledge, and explore democratic principles and practices, including issues related to state standards and federal mandates, and curriculum for diverse students, including those with special needs and English Language Learners. Cross listed with EDFD 505. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. 3 sh.

CURR509: Sociocultural Perspectives on Teaching and Learning

This course examines the qualities of teachers, teaching, and schooling that foster the learning of pupils from diverse social and cultural backgrounds. Students in the course use various sociocultural perspectives to explore the ways in which experiences of socialization shape perceptions of oneself and others. They reflect on their own beliefs and assumptions about their sociocultural identities and how they have been shaped through experience. Students also examine the nature and impact of the increasing social and cultural diversity in K-12 schools, focusing on the experiences of socially and culturally diverse students in the United States. They investigate ways of teaching all children successfully and of developing positive relationships among teachers, parents, and children across diversity. They reflect on their capacity to bring about educational change that promotes educational equity and affirms diversity. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. Cross listed with EDFD 509. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 505 or EDFD 505, CURR 518.

CURR514: Inservice Supervised Graduate Student Teaching

Open only to post-baccalaureate and graduate students; this course replaces supervised student teaching for those already employed in teaching situations without standard certification. Joint supervision by the school district and University personnel. Student must obtain permission of department chairperson and the school district. Certain qualifications required. 4 - 8 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

CURR516: Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners

This course examines the central issues in the education of English language learners in U.S. schools and best practices in educating English language learners. Students study the socio-cultural, legal, and political influences on the education of English language learners. They also examine principles of second language acquisition and academic content instruction to meet the needs of English language learners. May be repeated once for a maximum of 2.0 credits. Cross listed with EDFD 516. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 505 or EDFD 505, CURR 518.

CURR517: Inclusive Classrooms in Middle and Secondary Schools

This course presents the central issues in the inclusion of students with disabilities in U.S. middle and secondary schools. It focuses on best practices for providing access to the general education curriculum for students with disabilities in inclusive settings. In addition, students explore the legal, professional, and contextual influences on the implementation of inclusion. May be repeated once for a maximum of 2.0 credits. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 505 or EDFD 505; and CURR 518.

CURR518: Technology Integration in the Classroom

This course is designed to introduce pre-service teachers to the integration of educational technology to facilitate teaching and learning. Students explore the history of educational technology with a focus on the pedagogical and practical implementation of educational technologies, youth technology culture, and emerging technologies. May be repeated once for a maximum of 2.0 credits. 1 sh.

CURR519: Assessment for Authentic Learning

This course provides prospective teachers with knowledge and skills for evaluating and understanding student growth and learning across diverse educational settings. Teacher candidates analyze assessment policies and practices, their own as well as local and national, to consider assessment practice from the point of view of learners and how they experience learning opportunities. In addition, teacher candidates relate these aspects of assessment policy and practice to an evaluation of their own notions about assessment and its development. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. Cross listed with EDFD 519. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 505 or EDFD 505, CURR 518.

CURR526: Teaching for Learning I

This course focuses on developing classroom practices necessary for student teaching and the beginning of a professional career in teaching, building from the knowledge and skills discussed in previous courses in the professional sequence. In conjunction with CURR 527-Fieldwork, students have the opportunity to begin to put into practice their conceptions of reflective teaching, learning, and assessment in public school classrooms. Specifically, students investigate democratic classrooms, and choosing appropriate teaching strategies and assessments to create successful learning experiences for their students. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 505 or EDFD 505; CURR 509 or EDFD 509; CURR 516 or EDFD 516; CURR 517; CURR 518; READ 501.

CURR527: Fieldwork

Students will spend 120 hours, or approximately two days per week, in a selected public school. Activities include, but are not imited to, observing classroom teachers, facilitating small group and individual instruction, participating in after-school activities, tutoring, attending department meetings, shadowing and interviewing students and teachers, lesson planning and teaching, and assessing student work. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. Starting Spring 2010: Students will spend 60 hours, or approximately one day per week, in a selected public school. Activities include, but are not limited to, observing classroom teachers, facilitating small group and individual instruction, participating in after-school activities, tutoring, attending department meetings, shadowing and interviewing students and teachers, lesson planning and teaching, and assessing student work. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 505 or EDFD 505; and CURR 509 or EDFD 509; and CURR 516 or EDFD 516; and CURR 517; and CURR 518; and EDFD 519 or CURR 519; and READ 501.

CURR529: Student Teaching

Full time student teaching in the public schools of New Jersey is required of all students who complete the regular program of certification requirements. May be repeated once for a maximum of 12.0 credits. 6 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 505 or EDFD 505; and CURR 509 or EDFD 509; and CURR 516 or EDFD 516; and CURR 517; and CURR 518; and CURR 519 or EDFD 519; and CURR 526; and CURR 527; and READ 501; and content area methods course(s).

CURR543: Teaching for Learning II

This course focuses on putting into practice all of the knowledge and skills pre-service teachers have developed throughout their professional sequence and in their student teaching experience. A primary focus is on creating democratic classrooms for their students through developmentally and culturally appropriate planning, instruction, and assessment. This is the second course in a two-semester sequence, students will also learn about the impact of school and classroom culture and climate on student learning, and on relationships between students and teachers and teachers and other professionals in the school. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 505 or EDFD 505; and CURR 509 or EDFD 509; and CURR 516 or EDFD 516; and CURR 517; and CURR 518; and CURR 526; and CURR 527; and READ 501; and content area methods course(s).

EDFD505: Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling

This course brings together differing viewpoints regarding the purposes of teaching in the United States and the teacher's role in fostering democracy. It provides future teachers with the habits of mind, skills, tools and resources to analyze and evaluate the relationship between the history of public education, the evolution of teacher identity, and the roles teachers and teaching have played in shaping the United States as a society and vice versa. Using Montclair State's Portrait of a Teacher as an organizing framework, students study the history, philosophy, and politics that shape differing views about the roles and responsibilities of teachers, teaching content and knowledge, and explore democratic principles and practices, including issues related to state standards and federal mandates, and curriculum for diverse students, including those with special needs and English Language Learners. Cross listed with CURR 505. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. 3 sh.

EDFD509: Sociocultural Perspectives of Teaching

This course examines the qualities of teachers, teaching, and schooling that foster the learning of pupils from diverse social and cultural backgrounds. Students in the course use various sociocultural perspectives to explore the ways in which experiences of socialization shape perceptions of oneself and others. They reflect on their own beliefs and assumptions about their sociocultural identities and how they have been shaped through experience. Students also examine the nature and impact of the increasing social and cultural diversity in K-12 schools, focusing on the experiences of socially and culturally diverse students in the United States. They investigate ways of teaching all children successfully and of developing positive relationships among teachers, parents, and children across diversity. They reflect on their capacity to bring about educational change that promotes educational equity and affirms diversity. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. Cross listed with CURR 509. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 505 or EDFD 505; and admission to Teacher Education program.

EDFD516: Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners

This course examines the central issues in the education of English language learners in U.S. schools and best practices in educating English language learners. Students study the socio-cultural, legal, and political influences on the education of English language learners. They also examine principles of second language acquisition and academic content instruction to meet the needs of English language learners. May be repeated once for a maximum of 2.0 credits. Cross listed with CURR 516. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 505 or EDFD 505; and CURR 518.

EDFD519: Assessment for Authentic Learning

This course provides prospective teachers with knowledge and skills for evaluating and understanding student growth and learning across diverse educational settings. Teacher candidates explore theory and the practice of learning and assessment with and empahsis on classroom evaluation and assessment procedures consistent with the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards (NJCCCS). Teacher candidates analyze assessment policies and practices, their own as well as local and national, to consider assessment practice from the point of view of learners and how they experience learning opportunities. In addition, teacher candidates relate these aspects of assessment policy and practice to an evaluation of their own notions about assessment and its development. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. Cross listed with CURR 519. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 505 or EDFD 505; and CURR 518.

ELRS503: Methods of Research

Theory and methods of historical, descriptive, and experimental research; formulation of a research problem; use of bibliographical sources and reference materials; statistics and measurement in research; types and instruments of research; data collection, and analysis. Writing the research report and career opportunities in research. 3 sh.

ELRS580: Learning Theories

Study of the learning process and its measurement as it applies in the classroom and non-school settings. 3 sh.

GEOS107: Planet Earth

An introduction to the physical characteristics of planet earth. The focus is on processes and interactions of the four components of the earth system: atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and biosphere. An understanding of the human impact on earth systems is also developed and maintained in perspective. Satellite information, aerial photography, maps, charts and other Geographic Information Systems technologies are used to study planet earth in this course. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Natural/Physical Science Laboratory. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Natural/Physical Science, Laboratory or Non-Laboratory Science. 4 sh.

GEOS112: Physical Geology

Materials of the earth; landforms and structures; the processes and agents responsible for their formation and modification. Modern tectonic concepts. Topographic and geologic maps. Required field trips. Not open to students who have had Principles Of Geology. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Natural/Physical Science Laboratory. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Natural/Physical Science, Laboratory or Non-Laboratory Science. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Not open to students who have had Principles of Geology.

GEOS114: Historical Geology

Geological history of the earth; the evolution of North America in terms of the changing geography, climate, and plant and animal life as interpreted from the rock and fossil record. Required field trips. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Natural/Physical Science Laboratory. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Natural/Physical Science, Laboratory or Non-Laboratory Science. 4 sh.

GEOS125: Earth and the Environment

The study of the natural processes of the earth and the effects of human activities on the environment. Earth materials, processes and systems, and the engineering properties of natural materials will be discussed, as well as pollution of soil, water and air. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Natural/Physical Science Laboratory. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Natural/Physical Science, Laboratory or Non-Laboratory Science. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Not open to those who have had GEOS 107 Planet Earth, GEOS 108 Principles of Geology, or GEOS 112 Physical Geology.

MATH109: Statistics

Introduction to the use of statistics in the real world. Topics include: analysis and presentation of data, variability and uncertainty in data, techniques of statistical inference and decision-making. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Mathematics. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Mathematics, Mathematics. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 051 or MATH 061 or placement through the Montclair State University Placement Test (MSUPT). Not for majors in Mathematics (MATH), Mathematics with Applied Math concentration (MAAM) or Mathematics-Teacher Education (MTED).

MATH111: Applied Precalculus

This course covers topics, including trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic, rational, and polynomial functions, that are basic to success in the calculus sequence. Includes applications to Biology, Molecular Biology, and other empirical sciences. Uses graphics calculators extensively. May be substituted for MATH 112 (Precalculus Mathematics). 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 100 or placement through the Montclair State University Placement Test (MSUPT) or a satisfactory score on department's Precalculus Readiness Test. (Students who did not satisfy the course prerequisite at MSU and students who received a grade of D-, D, or D+ in the prerequisite course taken at MSU are required to demonstrate competency on the department's Precalculus Readiness Test.)

MATH112: Precalculus Mathematics

Binomial theorem, relations and functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, right triangle trigonometry, circular functions. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 100 or placement through the Montclair State University Placement Test (MSUPT) or a satisfactory score on department's Precalculus Readiness Test. (Students who did not satisfy the course prerequisite at MSU and students who received a grade of D-, D, or D+ in the prerequisite course taken at MSU are required to demonstrate competency on the department's Precalculus Readiness Test.)

MATH116: Calculus A

Differentiation and integration of functions, including trigonometric functions. Applications to biology and geoscience. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Mathematics, Mathematics. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 111 or MATH 112 or placement through the Montclair State University Placement Test (MSUPT) or a satisfactory score on department's Calculus Readiness Test. (Students who did not satisfy the course prerequisite at MSU and students who received a grade of D-, D, or D+ in the prerequisite course taken at MSU are required to demonstrate competency on the department's Calculus Rediness Test.)

MATH122: Calculus I

Limits, continuity; derivative and differentiation; applications of the derivative, maxima, minima, and extreme considerations; antiderivatives; Riemann integral. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Mathematics, Mathematics. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 111 or MATH 112 or placement through the Montclair State University Placement Test (MSUPT) or a satisfactory score on department's Calculus Readiness Test. (Students who did not satisfy the course prerequisite at MSU and students who received a grade of D-, D, or D+ in the prerequisite course taken at MSU are required to demonstrate competency on the department's Calculus Readiness Test.)

MATH221: Calculus II

Riemann integral applications, transcendental functions, techniques of integration, improper integrals, L'Hospital's rule, infinite series. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Mathematics, Mathematics. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 122.

PHED401: The Teaching of Science in Secondary Schools

Considered are the objectives, curriculum, planning, instructional strategies appropriate to science, materials, methods of evaluation, health safety and legal responsibilities in the secondary science program. The use of computers in the science instructional program will also be emphasized. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program.

PHYS191: University Physics I

This one-semester calculus-based course including laboratory is a study of the principles of physics and some applications to society's problems. Topics covered include mechanics, thermodynamics, fluids, and harmonic motion. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Natural/Physical Science, Laboratory or Non-Laboratory Science. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 122 is prerequisite or co-requisite.

PHYS192: University Physics II

Calculus-based course. Study of some principles of physics and some applications to society's problems. Topics include: wave motion, sound and noise pollution, optics, electricity, lasers, nuclear theory, radiation, nuclear reactors, waste disposal. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Natural/Physical Science, Laboratory or Non-Laboratory Science. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 221 is prerequisite or corequisite.

PHYS193: College Physics I

This one-semester course including laboratory is a study of the principles and applications of classical physics. Topics covered include mechanics, heat and thermodynamics, wave motion and sound, as well as societal applications of physical principles. Calculus is not used, but familiarity with some algebra and trigonometry is required. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Natural/Physical Science, Laboratory or Non-Laboratory Science. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 100.

PHYS194: College Physics II

This one-semester course including laboratory is a study of the principles and applications of classical physics. Topics covered include optics, electricity and magnetism, and an introduction to modern and nuclear physics, as well as societal applications of physical principles. Calculus is not used, but familiarity with some algebra and trigonometry is required. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Natural/Physical Science, Laboratory or Non-Laboratory Science. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 100, or MATH 111, or MATH 112, or PHYS 193.

PSYC560: Advanced Educational Psychology

A comprehensive treatment of the cognitive and affective characteristics of the learner and the processes of learning and teaching provide the framework for this course. Behavioral, cognitive and information-processing theory are presented and their applicability to instructional strategies and classroom dynamics is discussed. Other areas included are the origins of individual differences including heredity and environment, early childhood education, cultural differences, student motivation, classroom management, measurement and evaluation, exceptional children and other topics. 3 sh.

READ501: Techniques of Reading Improvement in the Secondary School

Studies the improvement of nonclinical reading difficulties in the content subjects. For the subject area teacher and the beginning reading specialist. Secondary school reading needs and specific suggestions for guiding the slow, average, and gifted student in a classroom situation. 3 sh.

SPCM101: Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement

This course introduces students to the theoretical and practical requirements of different types of public presentations and helps students develop an understanding and appreciation of the dynamic nature of the communication process. The course focuses on the basic elements of the communication process, listening, communicator and audience characteristics, basic research skills, and message composition and delivery. Students learn about the demands of public presentations in culturally and professionally diverse environments and develop presentation competence and flexibility. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Communication, Communication. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Communication, Speaking/Listening. 3 sh.