Biology Major (B.S.) - Undergraduate (Combined B.S./M.A.T. with Teacher Certification in Biological Science (Preschool-Grade 12) and Teacher of Students with Disabilities) - 2015 University Catalog


BIOLOGY MAJOR (Combined BS/MAT)

Complete 2 requirements:

  1. BIOLOGY MAJOR (Combined BS/MAT)

    Complete 76 semester hours including the following 7 requirement(s):

    1. BIOLOGY MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

      Complete the following 6 courses for 23 semester hours:

      BIOL 112 Principles of Biology I (3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory) 4
      BIOL 113 Principles of Biology II (3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory) 4
      BIOL 213 Introduction to Ecology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 230 Cell and Molecular Biology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 380 Genetics (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 417 Evolutionary Biology (3 hours lecture) 3
    2. BIOLOGY MAJOR ELECTIVES

      Complete 4 requirements, including at least one 4-credit course.(One course cannot be used in 2 areas):

      1. CELL & MOLECULAR

        Complete 1 course from: .

        BIOL 350 Microbiology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
        BIOL 410 Toxicology (3 hours lecture) 3
        BIOL 415 Population Genetics (3 hours lecture) 3
        BIOL 433 Developmental Biology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory) 4
        BIOL 434 Molecular Biology (3 hours lecture) 3
        BIOL 435 Experimental Molecular Biology (6 hours lab) 3
        BIOL 444 Cell Physiology (3 hours lecture) 3
        BIOL 445 Immunology (3 hours lecture) 3
        BIOL 446 Endocrinology (3 hours lecture) 3
        BIOL 457 Virology (3 hours lecture) 3
        BIOL 458 Microbial Genetics (3 hours lecture) 3
        BIOL 468 Neurobiology (3 hours lecture) 3
        BIOL 475 Medical Genetics (3 hours lecture) 3
        BIOL 476 Biology of Cancer (3 hours lecture) 3
        BIOL 482 Research Community I: Molecular Biology (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
        BIOL 483 Research Community II: Molecular Biology (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
        BIOL 487 Statistical Genomics (3 hours lecture) 3
        BIOL 488 Selected Topics in Cell and Molecular Biology 3-4
        BIOL 493 Molecular Ecology (3 hours lecture) 3
        BIOL 497 Genomics (3 hours lecture) 3
      2. ECOLOGY

        Complete 1 course from: .

        AQUA 351 Aquatic Biological Processes (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
        BIMS 220 Introduction to Marine Biology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
        BIOL 300 Environmental Biology and Related Controversial Issues (3 hours lecture) 3
        BIOL 330 Introduction to Animal Behavior (3 hours lecture) 3
        BIOL 370 Principles of Ecology (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
        BIOL 415 Population Genetics (3 hours lecture) 3
        BIOL 420 Economic Botany (3 hours lecture) 3
        BIOL 426 New Jersey Flora (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
        BIOL 429 Herpetology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
        BIOL 430 Ornithology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
        BIOL 431 Entomology (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
        BIOL 436 Phylogenetic Zoology (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
        BIOL 451 Comparative Animal Physiology (3 hours lecture) 3
        BIOL 460 Biological Oceanography (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
        BIOL 461 Aquatic Ecology (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
        BIOL 484 Research Community I: Ecology (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
        BIOL 485 Research Community II: Ecology (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
        BIOL 493 Molecular Ecology (3 hours lecture) 3
      3. ORGANISMAL

        Complete 1 course from: .

        BIOL 410 Toxicology (3 hours lecture) 3
        BIOL 425 Elementary Plant Physiology (3 hours lecture) 3
        BIOL 432 Medical Entomology (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
        BIOL 433 Developmental Biology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory) 4
        BIOL 439 Biology of Animal Parasites (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
        BIOL 440 Gross Mammalian Anatomy (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
        BIOL 441 Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
        BIOL 442 Human Physiology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
        BIOL 443 Vertebrate Embryology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
        BIOL 445 Immunology (3 hours lecture) 3
        BIOL 446 Endocrinology (3 hours lecture) 3
        BIOL 447 Fundamentals of Pharmacology (3 hours lecture) 3
        BIOL 448 Mammalian Microanatomy (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
        BIOL 450 Medical Microbiology (3 hours lecture) 3
        BIOL 451 Comparative Animal Physiology (3 hours lecture) 3
        BIOL 457 Virology (3 hours lecture) 3
        BIOL 468 Neurobiology (3 hours lecture) 3
        BIOL 476 Biology of Cancer (3 hours lecture) 3
        BIOL 480 Research Community I: Organism Biology (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
        BIOL 481 Research Community II: Organism Biology (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
        BIOL 489 Selected Topics in Organismal Biology (Variable credit 3-4 semester hours. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 8 semester hours) 3-4
      4. RESEARCH

        Complete 1 course for a minimum of 3 semester hours from the following list

        BIOL 409 Externship in Biological Research (Co-operative Education) 1-4
        BIOL 418 Biology Independent Research 1-4
        BIOL 480 Research Community I: Organism Biology (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
        BIOL 481 Research Community II: Organism Biology (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
        BIOL 482 Research Community I: Molecular Biology (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
        BIOL 483 Research Community II: Molecular Biology (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
        BIOL 484 Research Community I: Ecology (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
        BIOL 485 Research Community II: Ecology (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
    3. COLLATERAL CHEMISTRY COURSES

      Complete 5 courses for 16 semester hours:

      CHEM 120 General Chemistry I (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      CHEM 121 General Chemistry II (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      CHEM 230 Organic Chemistry I (3 hours lecture) 3
      CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry II (3 hours lecture) 3
      CHEM 232 Experimental Organic Chemistry I (4 hours lab) 2
    4. COLLATERAL PHYSICS COURSES

      Complete 1 of the following sequences:

      1. Complete 2 courses for 8 semester hours:

        PHYS 191 University Physics I (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
        PHYS 192 University Physics II (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
      2. Complete 2 courses for 8 semester hours:

        PHYS 193 College Physics I (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
        PHYS 194 College Physics II (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
    5. COLLATERAL MATHEMATICS COURSES

      Complete 1 of the following sequences:

      1. Complete 2 courses for 8 semester hours:

        MATH 122 Calculus I (4 hours lecture) 4
        MATH 221 Calculus II (4 hours lecture) 4
      2. Complete 2 courses for 8 semester hours:

        MATH 110 Statistics for the Biological Sciences (4 hours lecture) 4
        MATH 116 Calculus A (4 hours lecture) 4
    6. COLLATERAL EARTH SCIENCE COURSE

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

      EAES 101 Planet Earth (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
      EAES 105 Physical Geology (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
      EAES 107 Earth and the Environment (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
      EAES 240 Historical Geology (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
    7. Complete 1 course from the following with advisor approval:

      BIOL 505 Experimental Cell Culture (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
      BIOL 512 Topics in Modern Genetics (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 513 Instrumentation and Techniques for Biological Science (2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 515 Population Genetics (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 520 Plant Physiology (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 521 Field Studies of Flowering Plants (2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 522 Plant Pathology (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
      BIOL 529 Advanced Herpetology (3 hours lecture and 3 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 532 Advanced Entomology (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 533 Advanced Cell Biology (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 540 Mammalian Physiology (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 542 Advanced Endocrinology (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 543 Advances in Immunology (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 544 Advanced Comparative Animal Physiology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
      BIOL 545 Experimental Endocrinology (1 hour lecture, 6 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 546 Topics in Physiology (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 547 Molecular Biology I (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 548 Molecular Biology II (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 549 Topics in Developmental Biology (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 550 Topics in Microbiology (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 551 Intermediary Metabolism I (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 552 Biology of Lipids (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 554 Microbial Physiology (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 555 Medical Genetics (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 556 Molecular Biology of Proteins (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 557 Virology (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 558 Microbial Genetics (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 560 Molecular Genetics (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 561 Genomics (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 562 Short Topics in Molecular Biology (1 hour lecture) 1
      BIOL 563 Statistical Genomics (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 564 Proteomics (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 565 Advanced Plant Molecular Genetics (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 566 Bioinformatics (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 568 Advanced Neuroscience (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 570 Ecology (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 571 Physiological Plant Ecology (2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 572 Wetland Ecology (2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 573 Shoreline Ecology (2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 574 Behavioral Ecology (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 575 Avian Biology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      BIOL 576 Biology of Extreme Habitats (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 579 Physiological Ecology of Animals (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 586 Selected Avanced Topics in Biology 3-4
      BIOL 587 Selected Advanced Topics in Molecular Biology (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3-4
      BIOL 588 Selected Advanced Topics in Physiology (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3-4
      BIOL 589 Selected Advanced Topics in Ecology (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3-4
      BIOL 593 Molecular Ecology (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 594 Signal Transduction (3 hours lecture) 3
      BIOL 595 Conservation Biology: The Preservation of Biological Diversity (3 hours lecture) 3
  2. TEACHER ED PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (BA/MAT)

    1. TEACHER ED PRE-REQUISITE REQUIREMENTS

      Complete the following 3 requirements:

      1. HEALTH FOR TEACHER EDUCATION

        Complete 1 course from the following, or pass the MSU Health Knowledge Test available through the Center of Pedagogy:

        BIOL 100 Biological Sciences (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
        BIOL 107 Biology for Survival (3 hours lecture) 3
        BIOL 110 The Biology of Human Life (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
        BIOL 215 Human Heredity (3 hours lecture) 3
        BIOL 240 Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology I (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
        BIOL 241 Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology II (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
        BIOL 243 Human Anatomy and Physiology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
        BIOL 380 Genetics (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
        HLTH 101 Personal Health Issues (3 hours lecture) 3
        HLTH 207 Safety, Accidents and Emergency Care. Starting Winter 2016: Injury Prevention and Emergency Care (3 hours lecture) 3
        HLTH 210 Consumer Health (3 hours lecture) 3
        HLTH 213 Perspectives on Drugs (3 hours lecture) 3
        HLTH 220 Mental Health (3 hours lecture) 3
        HLTH 290 Human Sexuality (3 hours lecture) 3
        HLTH 307 The Study of Human Diseases (3 hours lecture) 3
        HLTH 314 Public Health Aspects of Alcohol Abuse (3 hours lecture) 3
        HLTH 330 Foundations of Health Education. Starting Winter 2016: Health Education Methods (3 hours lecture) 3
        HLTH 411 School Health and Community Services (3 hours lecture) 3
        HLTH 430 Health Counseling. Starting Winter 2016: Counseling Skills for Public Health Professionals (3 hours lecture) 3
        HONP 210 Honors Seminar in Science (3 hours seminar, 2 hours lab) 4
        HONP 211 Honors Seminar in Contemporary Issues in Science (3 hours seminar) 3
        HPEM 150 Principles and Practice of Emergency Care (3 hours lecture) 3
        NUFD 182 Nutrition (3 hours lecture) 3
      2. SPEECH FOR TEACHER EDUCATION

        Complete the following:

        CMST 101 Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement (3 hours lecture) 3
      3. ADDITIONAL TEACHER ED PRE-REQUISITES

        Complete the following 3 requirements:

        1. Complete 1 course from the following: .

          EDFD 200 Psychological Foundations of Education (3 hours lecture) 3
          PSYC 200 Educational Psychology (3 hours lecture) 3
        2. Complete the following 2 courses: .

          EDFD 220 Philosophical Orientation to Education (3 hours lecture) 3
          EDFD 221 Historical Foundations of American Education (3 hours lecture) 3
        3. Complete 1 course from the following: .

          EDFD 210 Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling (3 hours lecture) 3
          READ 210 Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling (3 hours lecture) 3
          SASE 210 Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling (3 hours lecture) 3
    2. UNDERGRADUATE PROFESSIONAL SEQUENCE I

      Complete the following 3 requirement(s):

      1. Complete 1 course from:

        ECEL 279 Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPED 279 Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education (3 hours lecture) 3
      2. Complete 1 course from:

        EDFD 312 Educating English Language Learners (1 hour lecture) 1
        READ 312 Educating English Language Learners (1 hour lecture) 1
        SASE 312 Educating English Language Learners (1 hour lecture) 1
      3. Complete 1 course from:

        EDFD 305 Teaching for Equity & Diversity (3 hours lecture) 3
        READ 305 Teaching for Equity & Diversity (3 hour lecture) 3
        SASE 305 Teaching for Equity and Diversity (3 hours lecture) 3
    3. UNDERGRADUATE PROFESSIONAL SEQUENCE II

      Complete the following 2 courses:

      READ 411 Language & Literacy (3 hours lecture) 3
      SPED 367 Language-Based Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms (3 hour lecture) 3
    4. UNDERGRADUATE PROFESSIONAL SEQUENCE III

      Complete the following 2 courses:

      SPED 469 Inclusive Methods for Middle and Secondary Schools (3 hours lecture) 3
      SPED 488 Promoting Prosocial Behaviors in Inclusive Settings (3 hours lecture) 3
    5. Complete 2 courses: (Courses will also count toward graduate portion of this program).

      SASE 520 Inclusive iSTEM for the Adolescent Learner I (3 hours lecture) 3
      SPED 584 Assessment and Evaluation in the Inclusive Classroom 2-3

Course Descriptions:

AQUA351: Aquatic Biological Processes (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

Aquatic Biological Processes is a course that introduces students to the fundamental biological systems associated with marine and fresh water communities and serves as the foundation aquatic biological course for the BS/MS program in Aquatic and Coastal Sciences. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 113, CHEM 120, CHEM 121.

BIMS220: Introduction to Marine Biology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

A field and laboratory oriented course covering the characteristics of marine plants and animals. The course is designed to provide the student with experience in collecting and identifying local marine flora and fauna. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 213 or departmental approval.

BIOL100: Biological Sciences (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

The study of life from molecule to organism with focus on structure and function of cells, mechanisms of heredity and change, survey of animals and plants and their interrelationships in the living world. Open to non-majors as well as majors. BIOL 100 is not included in the GPA as a biology major course. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Natural/Physical Science Laboratory. 4 sh.

BIOL107: Biology for Survival (3 hours lecture)

Basic concepts of biology that focus on social implications of pollution, population control, radiation, drugs, pesticides, the genetic revolution, etc. For non-science majors. Biology majors may only take this course as a free elective. 3 sh.

BIOL110: The Biology of Human Life (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

The course is intended to serve the non-biology major and present a basic introduction to human anatomy and physiology. It will provide students with a laboratory experience so that they may learn the scientific method and its application in the field of human biology. This course will provide these students with a body of knowledge specific to human anatomy and physiology so that they may be well informed when dealing with important personal, family and societal issues relative to health and life-style decisions. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Natural/Physical Science Laboratory. 4 sh.

BIOL112: Principles of Biology I (3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory)

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: MATH 100 with a grade of C- or higher or a satisfactory score on the Math department's precalculus readiness test.

BIOL113: Principles of Biology II (3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory)

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. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 100 with a grade of C- or higher or a satisfactory score on the Math department's precalculus readiness test.

BIOL213: Introduction to Ecology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

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 113 with a grade of C- or higher.

BIOL215: Human Heredity (3 hours lecture)

A non-major course introducing concepts of classical heredity and modern molecular genetics, which stresses the techniques and significance of genetic knowledge and research. 3 sh.

BIOL230: Cell and Molecular Biology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

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.

BIOL240: Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology I (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Human anatomy and physiology for health education and physical education majors. Not for biology majors. Biology majors may only take this course as a free elective. 3 sh.

BIOL241: Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology II (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Human anatomy and physiology for health education and physical education majors. Not for biology majors. Biology majors may only take this course as a free elective. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 240.

BIOL243: Human Anatomy and Physiology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

A study of the dynamics of the human body in relation to its structure and function is based on its nutritional input. Each organ system is discussed in relation to its contribution to the whole functioning organism, as well as a basic survey of its pathologies. Primarily for ADA certification. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 130.

BIOL300: Environmental Biology and Related Controversial Issues (3 hours lecture)

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

Prerequisites: BIOL 213 with a grade of C- or higher.

BIOL330: Introduction to Animal Behavior (3 hours lecture)

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

Prerequisites: BIOL 213 with a grade of C- or better.

BIOL350: Microbiology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

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 with a grade of C- or higher and CHEM 120 with a grade of C- or higher.

BIOL370: Principles of Ecology (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

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 with a grade of C- or higher.

BIOL380: Genetics (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

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 majors in Biology, Molecular Biology and Science Informatics. 4 sh.

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

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: BIOL 380 with a grade of C- or higher and departmental approval.

BIOL410: Toxicology (3 hours lecture)

Examination of the major classes of toxic agents by identifying characteristics of their toxicity and factors which modify this outcome. Previous course BIOL 310 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 380 with a grade of C- or higher and CHEM 230 with a grade of C- or higher.

BIOL415: Population Genetics (3 hours lecture)

Detailed survey of the theory and application of the genetics of populations. Topics to be covered include Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium and Evolution, Natural and Artificial Selection, Migration, Mutation, Bottlenecks, Random Genetic Drift, and Genetic Variation. Students will learn population genetic principles and the mathematical theory behind those principles. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 380 with a grade of C- or higher and departmental approval.

BIOL417: Evolutionary Biology (3 hours lecture)

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 with a grade of C- or higher. Starting Winter 2016: BIOL 213 with a grade of C- or higher AND BIOL 380 with a grade of C- or higher.

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 BIOL 213 with a grade of C- or higher or BIOL 230 with a grade of C- or higher and departmental approval.

BIOL420: Economic Botany (3 hours lecture)

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

Prerequisites: BIOL 213 with a grade of C- or higher.

BIOL425: Elementary Plant Physiology (3 hours lecture)

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

Prerequisites: BIOL 213 with a grade of C- or higher and BIOL 230 with a grade of C- or higher and CHEM 230 with a grade of C- or higher.

BIOL426: New Jersey Flora (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

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

Prerequisites: BIOL 213 with a grade of C- or higher.

BIOL429: Herpetology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

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 213 with a grade of C- or higher.

BIOL430: Ornithology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

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

Prerequisites: BIOL 213 with a grade of C- or higher.

BIOL431: Entomology (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

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

Prerequisites: BIOL 213 with a grade of C- or higher.

BIOL432: Medical Entomology (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

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

Prerequisites: BIOL 213 with a grade of C- or higher.

BIOL433: Developmental Biology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory)

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 with a grade of C- or higher and BIOL 380 with a grade of C- or higher and CHEM 230 with a grade of C- or higher.

BIOL434: Molecular Biology (3 hours lecture)

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

Prerequisites: BIOL 350 with a grade of C- or higher and BIOL 380 with a grade of C- or higher and CHEM 370 with a grade of C- or higher.

BIOL435: Experimental Molecular Biology (6 hours lab)

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 with a grade of C- or higher.

BIOL436: Phylogenetic Zoology (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

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 with a grade of C- or higher.

BIOL439: Biology of Animal Parasites (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

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

Prerequisites: BIOL 213 with a grade of C- or higher and BIOL 230 with a grade of C- or higher.

BIOL440: Gross Mammalian Anatomy (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

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 213 with a grade of C- or higher and BIOL 230 with a grade of C- or higher.

BIOL441: Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

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 213 with a grade of C- or higher and BIOL 230 with a grade of C- or higher.

BIOL442: Human Physiology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

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

Prerequisites: BIOL 380 with a grade of C- or higher and CHEM 230 with a grade of C- or higher.

BIOL443: Vertebrate Embryology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

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 380 with a grade of C- or higher and CHEM 230 with a grade of C- or higher.

BIOL444: Cell Physiology (3 hours lecture)

Advanced course in cell function. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 380 with a grade of C- or higher and CHEM 230 with a grade of C- or higher.

BIOL445: Immunology (3 hours lecture)

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

Prerequisites: BIOL 380 with a grade of C- or higher and CHEM 230 with a grade of C- or higher.

BIOL446: Endocrinology (3 hours lecture)

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 380 with a grade of C- or higher and CHEM 230 with a grade of C- or higher.

BIOL447: Fundamentals of Pharmacology (3 hours lecture)

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

Prerequisites: BIOL 380 with a grade of C- or higher and CHEM 230 with a grade of C- or higher.

BIOL448: Mammalian Microanatomy (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

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 213 with a grade of C- or higher and BIOL 230 with a grade of C- or higher.

BIOL450: Medical Microbiology (3 hours lecture)

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 with a grade of C- or higher.

BIOL451: Comparative Animal Physiology (3 hours lecture)

A comparison of physiological processes across vertebrate and invertebrate groups. Topics may include feeding and digestion, energy metabolism, ventilation, circulation, and osmoregulation. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 213 with a grade of C- or higher and BIOL 230 with a grade of C- or higher.

BIOL457: Virology (3 hours lecture)

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 380 with a grade of C- or better.

BIOL458: Microbial Genetics (3 hours lecture)

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 with a grade of C- or higher and BIOL 380 with a grade of C- or higher.

BIOL460: Biological Oceanography (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

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 with a grade of C- or higher.

BIOL461: Aquatic Ecology (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

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

Prerequisites: BIOL 112 with a grade of C- or higher and BIOL 213 with a grade of C- or higher.

BIOL468: Neurobiology (3 hours lecture)

Fundamental principles and current concepts of neuronal function, including evidence that lead to these concepts, organization of the peripheral nervous system and the brain, current scientific approaches and methods in neuroscience. Special attention will be given to molecular and cellular bases of brain function and their role in neurological diseases and their treatment. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 230 with a grade of C- or higher and BIOL 380 with a grade of C- or higher.

BIOL475: Medical Genetics (3 hours lecture)

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

Prerequisites: BIOL 230 with a grade of C- or higher and BIOL 380 with a grade of C- or higher and CHEM 230 with a grade of C- or higher.

BIOL476: Biology of Cancer (3 hours lecture)

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 with a grade of C- or higher and BIOL 380 with a grade of C- or higher and CHEM 230 with a grade of C- or higher.

BIOL480: Research Community I: Organism Biology (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

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 213 with a grade of C- or higher and BIOL 230 with a grade of C- or higher.

BIOL481: Research Community II: Organism Biology (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

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 with a grade of C- or higher.

BIOL482: Research Community I: Molecular Biology (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

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 380 with a grade of C- or higher.

BIOL483: Research Community II: Molecular Biology (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

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 with a grade of C- or higher.

BIOL484: Research Community I: Ecology (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

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 with a grade of C- or higher and BIOL 213 with a grade of C- or higher.

BIOL485: Research Community II: Ecology (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

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 with a grade of C- or higher.

BIOL487: Statistical Genomics (3 hours lecture)

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 with a grade of C- or higher; and STAT 401 with a grade of C- or higher or STAT 440 with a grade of C- or higher.

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 molecular biology major. May be repeated once for a maximum of 8.0 credits. 3 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 380 with a grade of C- or higher or departmental approval.

BIOL489: Selected Topics in Organismal Biology (Variable credit 3-4 semester hours. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 8 semester hours)

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 with a grade of C- or higher or BIOL 230 with a grade of C- or higher or departmental approval.

BIOL493: Molecular Ecology (3 hours lecture)

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 with a grade of C- or higher and BIOL 230 with a grade of C- or higher and BIOL 380 with a grade of C- or higher.

BIOL497: Genomics (3 hours lecture)

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 230 with a grade of C- or higher and BIOL 380 with a grade of C- or higher.

BIOL505: Experimental Cell Culture (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

This graduate course will provide theoretical and practical experience working on living cells. Provides understanding, observation, and hands-on experiences in tissue and organ culture techniques, primary cell culturing, cell differentiation, and techniques in toxicity and mutagenicity assays, plant callus and protopast experimentation. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 380, or similar Genetics course with passing grade and a previous Microbiology course or experience.

BIOL512: Topics in Modern Genetics (3 hours lecture)

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 (2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab)

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.

BIOL515: Population Genetics (3 hours lecture)

Detailed survey of the theory and application of the genetics of popoulations. Topics to be covered include Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium and Evolution, Natural and Artificial Selection, Migration, Mutation, Bottlenecks, Random Genetic Drift, and Genetic Variation. Students will learn population genetic principles and the mathematical theory behind those principles. Students will be required to write a literature paper on a topic of their choice related to Population Genetics. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 547 or permission of instructor.

BIOL520: Plant Physiology (3 hours lecture)

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 (2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab)

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 (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

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

Prerequisites: Botany and microbiology.

BIOL529: Advanced Herpetology (3 hours lecture and 3 hours lab)

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.

BIOL532: Advanced Entomology (3 hours lecture)

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 (3 hours lecture)

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 (3 hours lecture)

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 (3 hours lecture)

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 (3 hours lecture)

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

Prerequisites: Immunology.

BIOL544: Advanced Comparative Animal Physiology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

The physiological mechanisms involved in the varied responses of both vertebrates and invertebrates to critical fluctuations of their physico-chemical environment. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Undergraduate degree in Biology or permission of instructor. Students who have previously completed BIOL 451 may not enroll.

BIOL545: Experimental Endocrinology (1 hour lecture, 6 hours lab)

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 (3 hours lecture)

To give the student an in-depth understanding of a specific area of physiology in which there is a rapidly expanding body of knowledge. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits as long as the topic is different. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: An undergraduate or graduate course in Physiology and permission of the department.

BIOL547: Molecular Biology I (3 hours lecture)

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 (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

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 (3 hours lecture)

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 (3 hours lecture)

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 (3 hours lecture)

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 (3 hours lecture)

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.

BIOL554: Microbial Physiology (3 hours lecture)

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 (3 hours lecture)

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 (3 hours lecture)

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 (3 hours lecture)

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 (3 hours lecture)

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, particularly E.coli, and viruses, primarily bacteriophages. Current developments in microbial genetics, such as bioinformatics and genomics, will be presented. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 350.

BIOL560: Molecular Genetics (3 hours lecture)

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.

BIOL561: Genomics (3 hours lecture)

Describes the entire DNA sequence of organisms. Faciltates the understanding of the function of the genomes. Specific topics include comparative genomics, functional genomics and bioinformantics. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 380 or permission of instructor.

BIOL562: Short Topics in Molecular Biology (1 hour lecture)

Focus on specific topics in molecular biology including the development induced pleuripotent cells, advances in RNA interference and recent innovations in understanding transcriptional regulation. Emphasis will be placed on providing the most up to date information on these topics. May be taken for up to 6 credits as long as the topics are different. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 547.

BIOL563: Statistical Genomics (3 hours lecture)

Introduction to the statistical problems arising recently in gene mapping, high throughputomic data analysis, phylogenetics and sequence analysis by integrating of both statistics and genomics. To learn the statistical methods and concepts that are of particular use in analyzing genetics and genomic data. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 547 and STAT 401 or equivalent Statistics course as determined by department.

BIOL564: Proteomics (3 hours lecture)

Proteomics is the study of the entire complement of proteins expressed by a genome. This course will describe the structure of the proteins in the proteome and the functional interaction between the proteins and cover the development of large-scale technologies for protein separation, isolation, detection and quantitation. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 547.

BIOL565: Advanced Plant Molecular Genetics (3 hours lecture)

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.

BIOL566: Bioinformatics (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Describes the computational analysis of gene sequences, protein structures, and expression datasets on a large scale. Provides a way in which to manage and store huge amounts of data, and to create statistical tools for analyzing it. Specific topics include biological database search tools, DNA sequence alignment and comparison, analysis of protein structure, and phylogenetics analysis, as well as topics of current interest. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 547.

BIOL568: Advanced Neuroscience (3 hours lecture)

The students will achieve an understanding of current concepts of nervous system function at the cellular level and at the level of higher systems and brain. The students will learn about the state of the art methods in modern neuroscience research and their applications. They will summarize and critique primary research papers and develop research proposals based on the acquired knowledge and their vision of future progress in neuroscience. A particular attention will be given to the molecular and cellular mechanisms of neurological diseases, and to current scientific approaches to treatment. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 547 or departmental approval.

BIOL570: Ecology (3 hours lecture)

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 (2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab)

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 (2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab)

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 (2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab)

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 (3 hours lecture)

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.

BIOL575: Avian Biology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

An in-depth examination of the biology and life histories of birds, including their anatomy, physiology, behavior, ecology and systematics. Laboratory includes field trips on a varying schedule. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 570 or permission of instructor.

BIOL576: Biology of Extreme Habitats (3 hours lecture)

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 (3 hours lecture)

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.

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.

BIOL587: Selected Advanced Topics in Molecular Biology (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

This course is designed to provide advanced biology and molecular 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 molecular biology. This course is designed to fulfill elective requirements of the biology masters degree and the molecular biology masters degree. 3 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 547.

BIOL588: Selected Advanced Topics in Physiology (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

This course is designed to provide advanced biology and molecular 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 physiology. This course is designed to fulfill elective requirements of the biology masters degree and the molecular biology masters degree. 3 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 520 or BIOL 540.

BIOL589: Selected Advanced Topics in Ecology (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

This course is designed to provide advanced biology and molecular 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. This course is designed to fulfill elective requirements of the biology masters degree and the molecular biology masters degree. 3 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 570.

BIOL593: Molecular Ecology (3 hours lecture)

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 (3 hours lecture)

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 (3 hours lecture)

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.

CHEM120: General Chemistry I (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

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. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Satisfactory score on the Mathematics readiness test OR a grade of C- or better in MATH 100 or MATH 111 or MATH 112 or MATH 116 or MATH 122 or MATH 221 or MATH 222 OR concurrent enrollment in MATH 100. Satisfactory score on the Chemistry readiness test OR a grade of C- or better in CHEM 105 or CHEM 106.

CHEM121: General Chemistry II (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

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 with a grade of C- or better.

CHEM230: Organic Chemistry I (3 hours lecture)

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 with a grade of C- or better.

CHEM231: Organic Chemistry II (3 hours lecture)

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 with a grade of C- or better.

CHEM232: Experimental Organic Chemistry I (4 hours lab)

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.

CMST101: Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement (3 hours lecture)

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. Previous course SPCM 101 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

EAES101: Planet Earth (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

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. Previous course GEOS 107 effective through Spring 2012. 4 sh.

EAES105: Physical Geology (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

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. Previous course GEOS 112 effective through Spring 2012. 4 sh.

EAES107: Earth and the Environment (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

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. Previous course GEOS 125 effective through Spring 2012. 4 sh.

EAES240: Historical Geology (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

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. Previous course GEOS 114 effective through Spring 2012. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 101, EAES 105, EAES 107 or EAES 250.

ECEL279: Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education (3 hours lecture)

This course provides an overview of the historical and ideological trends that impact the education of children in inclusive settings. Students explore the historical, political and legal foundations of inclusive education; principles of inclusive planning, consultation, and collaboration; resources and services for effective inclusion and inclusive transition programs; characteristics of high and low-incidence disabilities; and implications for students with and without disabilities. This course includes a field experience in which students engage in reflective observation of inclusive classrooms. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

EDFD200: Psychological Foundations of Education (3 hours lecture)

The psychological foundations of education enable students to understand and apply essential topics in teaching and learning including development, motivation, diversity and assessment. Through relating theoretical frameworks to empirical research and applying them to classroom settings, students will be better able to understand their own experience as learners and conceptualize their future practice as teachers. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

EDFD210: Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling (3 hours lecture)

This course examines the public purposes of education in our social and political democracy. Students inquire into the role of schools in fostering the development of democratic principles and practices and examine various curriculum designs and pedagogical strategies. Students also explore the main issues stemming from the efforts to teach democratically in public educational institutions. Students complete 30 hours of fieldwork in an assigned high-performing urban school, which provides a context for these explorations. They examine and analyze successful practices of instruction and classroom management. Attendance at the first class is required to verify field expectations. This course is pre-requisite for admission into the teacher education program. Cross-listed with SASE 210 and READ 210. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Sophomore level or higher and ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

EDFD220: Philosophical Orientation to Education (3 hours lecture)

Western philosophical heritage as related to the issues and responsibilities of American education. Comparative analysis of past and current ideological movements that influence moral, social, and educational decisions of parents, political leaders, and professional educators. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Humanities, Philosophy or Religion. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

EDFD221: Historical Foundations of American Education (3 hours lecture)

This course offers students the crucial sequence of ideas that constitute one of the central themes in American society and culture. Since its beginnings, American thinkers have seen education as the key to an informed citizenry. Major themes in American education will be looked at through the reading of primary and secondary sources. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, American or European History. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

EDFD305: Teaching for Equity & Diversity (3 hours lecture)

This course examines the qualities of teachers, teaching, and schooling that foster the learning of students from diverse social and cultural backgrounds. Students explore the ways in which socialization experiences shape perceptions. They reflect on their own beliefs, assumptions, and perceptions about sociocultural identity and how their own socialization has shaped their perceptions of themselves and other people. Students also examine the nature and impact of the increasing social and cultural diversity in K-12 schools in the United States. They learn ways of teaching all children well and to develop positive relationships among teachers, parents and children. Cross-listed with READ 305 and SASE 305. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SASE 210, EDFD 210, or READ 210; and admission to Teacher Education Program.

EDFD312: Educating English Language Learners (1 hour lecture)

This course module exposes students to the central issues in the education of English language learners in US schools and helps them learn about best practices in education through hands-on experience creating and adjusting lessons and instruction to benefit the academic performance of English language learners as well as of all students. Issues addressed include sociocultural, legal, and political influences on the education of English language learners; principles of second language acquisition; and explicit practice in planning academic content instruction for English language learners. Cross listed with READ 312 and SASE 312. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: SASE 210, EDFD 210 or READ 210; and admission to the Teacher Education program.

HLTH101: Personal Health Issues (3 hours lecture)

Personal Health Issues examines health through six interrelated dimensions: physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, interpersonal and social, and environmental. This course examines how health choices impact society and the health of a community. Additionally, health policies and societal health issues are examined for their impact on the individual. This course emphasizes contemporary health issues using the national initiative Health People 2010 as a framework. Assessing health status, increasing health competencies to enhance decision-making skills, eliciting health-promoting behaviors, and interpreting existing and proposed social actions that ultimately affect individual, family, community and environmental health are central focuses of this course. 3 sh.

HLTH207: Safety, Accidents and Emergency Care. Starting Winter 2016: Injury Prevention and Emergency Care (3 hours lecture)

Provides for study of major safety areas including transportation, public safety, industrial and home safety. Emergency health care, first aid treatment, and preventive measures are considered in the context of individual, agency and institutional responsibilities. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Starting Winter 2016: HLTH 102.

HLTH210: Consumer Health (3 hours lecture)

Interpretation of individual economic activity as it relates to health service and health products. Includes analysis of factors influencing consumer health attitudes and behavior. 3 sh.

HLTH213: Perspectives on Drugs (3 hours lecture)

Provides for the study of licit as well as illicit drug use in contemporary society from the perspective of selected biomedical and psychosocial disciplines. Examines the effects of drugs on the individual and society in the context of changing social conditions and technological developments. Analyzes complex nature of the drug problem and rehabilitative and preventive measures and tentative solutions to this important aspect of human existence. 3 sh.

HLTH220: Mental Health (3 hours lecture)

Provides for the study of human emotional adjustment throughout the life cycle from biomedical and psychosocial perspectives. The factors that foster the development of emotional and mental well-being and the forces that contribute to the breakdown of human adjustment capabilities are identified and analyzed in light of research and clinical literature. Special attention is given to the strategies for the prevention of mental disorders and promotion of mental health. 3 sh.

HLTH290: Human Sexuality (3 hours lecture)

Students will explore many interacting cultural, personal and health factors relating to human sexual development, attitudes, and behaviors. Historical, anthropological, biological/physiological, socio-cultural and psychological factors will be introduced to encourage a broad perspective. Discussion of differing philosophical, ethical and moral positions will also aid students in making a critical assessment of intimate human relationships and acquaint them with criteria and processes for understanding themselves as sexual beings. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. 3 sh.

HLTH307: The Study of Human Diseases (3 hours lecture)

Provides a comprehensive study of diseases, their etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment. Includes a review of causation theories and incidence patterns and focuses on major degenerative, neoplastic, metabolic, immunologic, and infectious diseases. Attention is given to prevention and control measures with an emphasis on the role of selected health/medical resources in disease management. Offered as HLTH 307 through Fall 2015. To become HLTH 208 effective Winter 2016. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: HLTH 105 or HPEM 150 or ATTR 201 and at least one 200-level course in HLTH, HPEM, or ATTR.

HLTH314: Public Health Aspects of Alcohol Abuse (3 hours lecture)

Examines the impact of alcohol abuse on public health. Society's attempts to diminish the impact are also explored. Includes study of effects of alcohol abuse on the family and workplace; prevention modalities and rehabilitation programs. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: HLTH 213 or HLTH 215.

HLTH330: Foundations of Health Education. Starting Winter 2016: Health Education Methods (3 hours lecture)

Provides a comprehensive study of the scientific, social, behavioral, educational, and legal foundations of health education. Traces the evolution and interprets the impact of related professions on school, community, and allied health education. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Health. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Health Education major or departmental approval. Starting Winter 2016: HLTH 204.

HLTH411: School Health and Community Services (3 hours lecture)

Provides for an in-depth understanding of the school health program and community services. Includes study of school and health services, healthful school environment, and health education and community health services. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Health Education major or departmental approval. Starting Winter 2016: HLTH 330.

HLTH430: Health Counseling. Starting Winter 2016: Counseling Skills for Public Health Professionals (3 hours lecture)

Course focuses on factors influencing health and illness behavior with implications for behavioral intervention in health care. Included are the intervention strategies of prevention, crisis intervention, postvention and compliance, and the intervention techniques of assessment, interviewing, counseling skills and small group dynamics. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: HLTH 220 or HLTH 222 or departmental approval. Starting Winter 2016: HLTH 330.

HONP210: Honors Seminar in Science (3 hours seminar, 2 hours lab)

Interdisciplinary course in the natural and physical sciences consisting of seminars and laboratory experience. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Natural/Physical Science Laboratory. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: For Honors Program students only or by permission of instructor.

HONP211: Honors Seminar in Contemporary Issues in Science (3 hours seminar)

Interdisciplinary course in the natural and physical sciences applying the scientific method, scientific data analysis, reasoning and logic to selected contemporary issues. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: For Honors Program students only or by permission of instructor.

HPEM150: Principles and Practice of Emergency Care (3 hours lecture)

Provides for study of emergency care management. Provides knowledge and skills for teaching principles and practices of emergency care in a school or adult fitness setting. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Starting Winter 2016: Exercise Science (ESCI) or Physical Education w/ conc: Adult Fitness (PEAF) majors only or departmental approval.

MATH110: Statistics for the Biological Sciences (4 hours lecture)

Introduction to the use of statistics in the real world with an emphasis on biological data. Topics include: analysis and presentation of data, variability and uncertainty in data, techniques of statistical inference and decision-making. This course is intended for Biology majors. Statistical software such as JMP will be used. Not for mathematics majors. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 100 or placement through the Montclair State University Placement Test.

MATH116: Calculus A (4 hours lecture)

Differentiation and integration of functions, including trigonometric functions. Applications to biology and geoscience. 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.)

MATH122: Calculus I (4 hours lecture)

Limits, continuity; derivative and differentiation; applications of the derivative, maxima, minima, and extreme considerations; antiderivatives; Riemann integral. 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 (4 hours lecture)

Riemann integral applications, transcendental functions, techniques of integration, improper integrals, L'Hospital's rule, infinite series. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 122 with grade of C- or better.

NUFD182: Nutrition (3 hours lecture)

This course is designed to give students a general knowledge of the components of the food we eat, the nutrients necessary for a healthy life, the functions of nutrients and the interrelationships and metabolism of nutrients. The factors which influence the recommended dietary intake of nutrients, and theories and guidelines for screening nutrition risk and disease and prevention are presented. 3 sh.

PHYS191: University Physics I (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

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. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 122 is prerequisite or co-requisite.

PHYS192: University Physics II (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

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. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 221 is prerequisite or corequisite.

PHYS193: College Physics I (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

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. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 100.

PHYS194: College Physics II (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

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. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: PHYS 193; and MATH 100 or MATH 111 or MATH 112.

PSYC200: Educational Psychology (3 hours lecture)

Required for teaching. Covers child and adolescent development; fundamentals of learning theory as applied to classroom situations, learning inhibition and academic non-achievement, personal-social adjustment, measuring and evaluating teaching-learning, creativity. Course may not be taken by Psychology majors for major credit effective Fall 1995. 3 sh.

READ210: Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling (3 hours lecture)

This course examines the public purposes of education in our social and political democracy. Students inquire into the role of schools in fostering the development of democratic principles and practices and examine various curriculum designs and pedagogical strategies. Students also explore the main issues stemming from the efforts to teach democratically in public educational institutions. Students complete 30 hours of fieldwork in an assigned high-performing urban school, which provides a context for these explorations. They examine and analyze successful practices of instruction and classroom management. Attendance at the first class is required to verify field expectations. This course is pre-requisite for admission into the teacher education program. Cross-listed with SASE 210 and EDFD 210. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Sophomore level or higher and ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

READ305: Teaching for Equity & Diversity (3 hour lecture)

This course examines the qualities of teachers, teaching, and schooling that foster the learning of students from diverse social and cultural backgrounds. Students explore the ways in which socialization experiences shape perceptions. They reflect on their own beliefs, assumptions, and perceptions about sociocultural identity and how their own socialization has shaped their perceptions of themselves and other people. Students also examine the nature and impact of the increasing social and cultural diversity in K-12 schools in the United States. They learn ways of teaching all children well and to develop positive relationships among teachers, parents and children. Cross listed with EDFD 305 and SASE 305. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SASE 210, READ 210, or EDFD 210; and admission to Teacher Education Program.

READ312: Educating English Language Learners (1 hour lecture)

This course module exposes students to the central issues in the education of English language learners in US schools and helps them learn about best practices in education through hands-on experience creating and adjusting lessons and instruction to benefit the academic performance of English language learners as well as of all students. Issues addressed include sociocultural, legal, and political influences on the education of English language learners; principles of second language acquisition; and explicit practice in planning academic content instruction for English language learners. Cross-listed with SASE 312 and EDFD 312. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: SASE 210, READ 210, or EDFD 210; and admission to the Teacher Education program.

READ411: Language & Literacy (3 hours lecture)

This course is designed to assist pre-service middle and secondary school teachers across majors in understanding the nature of language and literacy teaching and learning in their content areas. Students review basic components of reading, social and cultural aspects of literacy practice, and the specifics of language and literacy in different disciplines (e.g., distinct vocabulary, particular writing and reading demands). Students learn to develop a repertoire of teaching/learning literacy strategies that enhance comprehension. Students conduct sample assessments and content-area lessons with middle and high school students. Through observation in a content classroom, students learn ways of integrating literacy learning into their lessons as well as ways of organizing and managing the classroom to extend literacy learning. Fieldwork or service-learning experience is required. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SASE 210, READ 210, or EDFD 210; SASE 305, READ 305, or EDFD 305; and admission to Teacher Education Program.

SASE210: Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling (3 hours lecture)

This course examines the public purposes of education in our social and political democracy. Students inquire into the role of schools in fostering the development of democratic principles and practices and examine various curriculum designs and pedagogical strategies. Students also explore the main issues stemming from the efforts to teach democratically in public educational institutions. Students complete 30 hours of fieldwork in an assigned high-performing urban school, which provides a context for these explorations. They examine and analyze successful practices of instruction and classroom management. Attendance at the first class is required to verify field expectations. This course is pre-requisite for admission into the teacher education program. Cross-listed with READ 210 and EDFD 210. Previous course CURR 210 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Sophomore level or higher and ENWR105 or HONP100.

SASE305: Teaching for Equity and Diversity (3 hours lecture)

This course examines the qualities of teachers, teaching, and schooling that foster the learning of students from diverse social and cultural backgrounds. Students explore the ways in which socialization experiences shape perceptions. They reflect on their own beliefs, assumptions and perceptions about sociocultural identity and how their own socialization has shaped their perceptions of themselves and other people. Students also examine the nature and impact of the increasing social and cultural diversity in K-12 schools in the United States. They learn ways of teaching all children well and to develop positive relationships among teachers, parents and children. Cross listed with SASE 305 and READ 305. Previous course CURR 305 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SASE 210, EDFD 210, or READ 210.

SASE312: Educating English Language Learners (1 hour lecture)

This course module exposes students to the central issues in the education of English language learners in US schools and helps them learn about best practices in education through hands-on experience creating and adjusting lessons and instruction to benefit the academic performance of English language learners as well as of all students. Issues addressed include sociocultural, legal, and political influences on the education of English language learners; principles of second language acquisition; and explicit practice in planning academic content instruction for English language learners. Cross listed with READ 312 and EDFD 312. Previous course CURR 312 effective through Spring 2014. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: SASE 210, EDFD 210, or READ 210; and admission to the Teacher Education Program.

SASE520: Inclusive iSTEM for the Adolescent Learner I (3 hours lecture)

This course provides an introduction to integrative STEM education (e.g., Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) as a tool to advance student learning in the STEM content areas, creativity, and innovation. Teachers today have a strong commitment to teaching the subject matter as listed in their content-area standards. However, given the changing trends in education and the push for technology integration, teachers and students are facing rapid change. This course addresses the essential question, "How do you inspire learning and creativity in all students according to the standards while maintaining balance in your core curriculum?" Through exploration of "big ideas" in invention and innovation, teacher candidates will begin to answer this question. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPED 579 and SPED 568.

SPED279: Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education (3 hours lecture)

This course provides an overview of the historical and ideological trends that impact the education of children in inclusive settings. Students explore the historical, political, and legal foundations of inclusive education; principles of inclusive planning, consultation, and collaboration; resources and services for effective inclusion and inclusive transition programs; characteristics of high and low-incidence disabilities; and implications for students with and without disabilities. This course includes a field experience in which students engage in reflective observation of inclusive classrooms. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

SPED367: Language-Based Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms (3 hour lecture)

This course focuses on research-based instructional practices for inclusive education. In this course, students explore approaches to reading and writing instruction for students with diverse learning needs and consolidate these into a repertoire of instructional strategies that can be used to meet the needs of students with disabilities at various stages of skill mastery. Procedures addressed in this course are applicable in inclusive as well as more restrictive settings, and address the needs of students from a broad array of cultural, linguistic, and economic backgrounds. Students explore such issues as: special education identification and why large numbers of students fail; the importance of explicit instruction for students with learning problems; lesson planning for multiple learning environments; characteristics of students with mild-to-moderate disabilities in reading, writing, and spelling; components of research-based instruction in reading, written expression,, and spelling; modifications, accommodations, and materials for teaching students with disabilities in inclusive settings; and professional standards, including New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards (NJCCCS) and New Jersey Professional Teaching Standards. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPED 279 or ECEL 279.

SPED469: Inclusive Methods for Middle and Secondary Schools (3 hours lecture)

This course enhances the ability of future educators to provide access to the curriculum for students with disabilities in middle and secondary schools. Educators learn how to apply principles of developmentally appropriate practice and curriculum design to improve the learning of students who exhibit abilities across a wide range. The emphasis is on research-based and practical techniques and strategies that can be utilized in the certification area in an inclusive setting, focusing mainly on the Strategies Intervention Model. Students explore resources for adapting content area curriculum. This course requires a field experience working in schools tutoring students who are experiencing academic or basic skills difficulties. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPED367

SPED488: Promoting Prosocial Behaviors in Inclusive Settings (3 hours lecture)

In this course, future teachers develop knowledge of theory and skills of practice related to the development of appropriate prosocial behaviors for students with disabilities within inclusive classroom settings. This course focuses on social behavior and the developmental and environmental factors that influence its expression. Students learn how to conduct a functional analysis of behavior, promote appropriate behavior, and develop a classroom setting that fosters prosocial behaviors. They explore principles of social/emotional learning, social skills development, data collection processes, schedules of reinforcement, monitoring of progress, social problem solving, and the promotion of a positive behavior plan. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPED279 or ECEL279.

SPED584: Assessment and Evaluation in the Inclusive Classroom

This course is designed to be an introduction for pre-service teachers in the field of Special Education assessment and accountability. The course will introduce students to elements of traditional assessment, including record keeping, grading, objective and essay testing, theories of validity as well as authentic, performance, and portfolio assessment. The keeping of anecdotal records, inclusion, heterogeneous groups, and accommodations will also be components of this course. 2 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPED 579. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).