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Course Syllabi

All Biology course syllabi must be submitted by the first day of classes and will be posted to this website as soon as possible.  For syllabi from previous semesters (dating back to 2010), please email

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Course # Course Title Semester Instructor Course Links
BIOL 101HPrinciples of Biology - HonorsSpring 2017J DeSaixSyllabus
BIOL 101Principles of Biology2017 Summer 2Cooper
  Summer 2 2016CooperSyllabus
  Fall 2017Evans
  Spring 2017EvansSyllabus
  Fall 2016HoganSyllabus
  Spring 2017HoganSyllabus
  2017 Summer 1J DeSaixSyllabus
BIOL 101HPrinciples of Biology - HonorsFall 2017DeSaix
BIOL 101LIntro to Biology labs2017 Summer 2EvansSyllabus
  2017 Summer 1J DeSaixSyllabus
  Fall 2017StegengaSyllabus
  Spring 2017StegengaSyllabus
BIOL 201Ecology & EvolutionSpring 2017Burch and EvansSyllabus
  Fall 2016EvansSyllabus
  Fall 2016Evans and BurchSyllabus
  Spring 2017Evans and VisionSyllabus
  2017 Summer 1VandermastSyllabus
  Summer 2 2016VandermastSyllabus
BIOL 202Molecular Biology and GeneticsFall 2016HoganSyllabus
  Spring 2017Shank and SlepSyllabus
  Fall 2016Shemer and SteinwandSyllabus
  2017 Summer 1SteinwandSyllabus
  Spring 2017SteinwandSyllabus
  2017 Summer 2TrainSyllabus
  Spring 2017SteinwandSyllabus
BIOL 202HMolecular Biology and Genetics - HonorsSpring 2017Bloom and KieberSyllabus
BIOL 205Cellular & Developmental BiologyFall 2016Steinwand and ConlonSyllabus
  Spring 2017Rogers and NimchukSyllabus
  Spring 2017Steinwand and BurrSyllabus
  Fall 2016Steinwand and PeiferSyllabus
  2017 Summer 1Steinwand and SpracklenSyllabus
  2017 Summer 2Werner and HeppertSyllabus
BIOL 205HCell and Developmental Biology-HonorsSpring 2017Goldstein and A MaddoxSyllabus
BIOL 205TCellular & Developmental Biology - Transfer studentsFall 2017Peifer
BIOL 213Evolution and LifeFall 2017Kingsolver
BIOL 217The Physician's GardenFall 2016Alan JonesSyllabus
BIOL 221Seafood Forensics2017 Summer 1BrunoSyllabus
  Fall 2017Bruno
  Spring 2017Bruno and SteinwandSyllabus
  Fall 2017Martin
  Fall 2017Steinwand
BIOL 221LSeafood Forensics Lab2017 Summer 1BrunoSyllabus
  Fall 2017Bruno
  Spring 2017Bruno and SteinwandSyllabus
  Fall 2017Martin
  Fall 2017Steinwand
  Fall 2017Steinwand
BIOL 224HHonors Mathematics of LifeSpring 2017Servedio and VisionSyllabus
BIOL 224LHonors Mathematics of Life labSpring 2017Servedio and VisionSyllabus
BIOL 226Math Methods for Q-BioSpring 2017MillerSyllabus
BIOL 226LMath Methods for Q Bio LabSpring 2017MillerSyllabus
BIOL 252Anatomy & PhysiologySpring 2017JohnsonSyllabus
  Fall 2016JohnsonSyllabus
  2017 Summer 1P DeSaixSyllabus
  2017 Summer 2P DeSaixSyllabus
  Fall 2016ShemerSyllabus
  Spring 2017ShemerSyllabus
BIOL 252LAnatomy & Physiology labsFall 2016JohnsonSyllabus
  Spring 2017JohnsonSyllabus
  2017 Summer 1P DeSaixSyllabus
  2017 Summer 2P DeSaixSyllabus
BIOL 253Advanced Anatomy and Physiology2017 Summer 2JohnsonSyllabus
  Spring 2017JohnsonSyllabus
BIOL 253LAdvanced Anatomy and Physiology lab2017 Summer 2JohnsonSyllabus
  Spring 2017JohnsonSyllabus
BIOL 271Plant BiologySpring 2017GenselSyllabus
BIOL 271LPlant Biology LabSpring 2017GenselSyllabus
BIOL 272Local Flora2017 Summer 1WeakleySyllabus
  Fall 2016WeakleySyllabus
BIOL 274Plant DiversityFall 2017Gensel
BIOL 274LPlant Diversity labFall 2017Gensel
BIOL 278Animal Behavior2017 Summer 2Bauer
  Fall 2016C LohmannSyllabus
  Spring 2017C LohmannSyllabus
  2017 Summer 1IngleySyllabus
BIOL 278LAnimal Behavior LabFall 2016C LohmannSyllabus
  Spring 2017C LohmannSyllabus
  2017 Summer 1IngleySyllabus
BIOL 293Undergraduate Internship in BiologyFall 2016CobleSyllabus
  Spring 2017CobleSyllabus
BIOL 294HHonors Service Learning in Biology: APPLESFall 2016RavalSyllabus
  Spring 2017Raval
BIOL 395HUndergraduate Research in Biology - HonorsFall 2017Shemer
  Spring 2017ShemerSyllabus
BIOL 410Principles & Methods of Teaching BiologyFall 2016CobleSyllabus
  Spring 2017CobleSyllabus
BIOL 421LMicrobiology Laboratory with ResearchFall 2016MatthysseSyllabus
BIOL 422MicrobiologyFall 2016MatthysseSyllabus
BIOL 422LMicrobiology LabFall 2016MatthysseSyllabus
BIOL 425Human GeneticsFall 2016Sekelsky and CopenhaverSyllabus
BIOL 427Human Diversity and Population GeneticsFall 2016Corbin JonesSyllabus
BIOL 434Molecular BiologySpring 2017SearlesSyllabus
BIOL 436Plant Genetics, Development, and BiotechnologySpring 2017ReedSyllabus
BIOL 439Intro to Signal TransductionFall 2017Kieber
BIOL 441Vertebrate EmbryologySpring 2017HarrisSyllabus
BIOL 441LVertebrate Embryology LabSpring 2017Harris
BIOL 443Developmental BiologyFall 2016McKaySyllabus
BIOL 444Molecular Basis of DiseaseSpring 2017RybarczykSyllabus
BIOL 445Cancer BiologySpring 2017Peifer and DuronioSyllabus
  Spring 2017ShemerSyllabus
BIOL 446Unsolved Problems in Cellular BiologyFall 2016HarrisSyllabus
BIOL 449Introduction to Immunology2017 Summer 1Cramer
BIOL 450Introduction to Neuroscience2017 Summer 2Ingraham
  Summer 2 2016IngrahamSyllabus
  Fall 2016K Lohmann and WentzellSyllabus
BIOL 451Comparative PhysiologySpring 2017Hedrick and KierSyllabus
BIOL 451LComparative Physiology LabSpring 2017Hedrick and KierSyllabus
BIOL 454Evolutionary GeneticsFall 2016MatuteSyllabus
BIOL 455Behavioral NeuroscienceSpring 2017BurmeisterSyllabus
  Summer 1 2016BurmeisterSyllabus
BIOL 461Fundamentals of EcologyFall 2016Peet and WhiteSyllabus
BIOL 462Marine EcologySpring 2017BrunoSyllabus
BIOL 464Global Change Ecology2017 Summer 1EvansSyllabus
BIOL 465Global Biodiversity and MacroecologyFall 2016HurlbertSyllabus
BIOL 469Behavioral EcologyFall 2017K Pfennig
BIOL 471Evolutionary MechanismsSpring 2017Kingsolver and IngleySyllabus
BIOL 471LEvolutionary Mechanisms LabSpring 2017Kingsolver and IngleySyllabus
BIOL 474Evolution of Vertebrate Life2017 Summer MaymesterSockmanSyllabus
  Fall 2016SockmanSyllabus
BIOL 474LEvolution of Vertebrate Life LabFall 2016JohnsonSyllabus
BIOL 514HHonors Evolution and DevelopmentFall 2016Goldstein and D PfennigSyllabus
BIOL 525Computational Analyses and Resources in GenomicsSpring 2017FureySyllabus
BIOL 525LComputational Analyses and Resources in Genomics labSpring 2017FureySyllabus
BIOL 528Systems Biology of Genetic RegulationFall 2016LaederachSyllabus
BIOL 528LSystems Biology of Genetic Regulation LabFall 2016LaederachSyllabus
BIOL 53First Year Seminar: Topics in BiotechnologySpring 2017DowenSyllabus
BIOL 532Molecular Biology DiscoveriesFall 2016SearlesSyllabus
BIOL 535Molecular Biology TechniquesFall 2017Stafford
BIOL 537Biotechnology and Synthetic BiologyFall 2016ReedSyllabus
BIOL 542Light Microscopy for Bio SciencesFall 2016Bloom and P MaddoxSyllabus
BIOL 551Comparative BiomechanicsFall 2017Kier
BIOL 553Mathematical BiologyFall 2016Hedrick and ServedioSyllabus
BIOL 553LMathematical Biology LabFall 2016Hedrick and ServedioSyllabus
BIOL 563Statistical Analysis in Ecology and EvolutionSpring 2017UmbanhowarSyllabus
BIOL 565Conservation BiologySpring 2017WhiteSyllabus
BIOL 565HConservation Biology - HonorsSpring 2017WhiteSyllabus
BIOL 568Disease Ecology and EvolutionFall 2016MitchellSyllabus
BIOL 590Advanced Special Topics in BiologyFall 2017Gladfelter
  Spring 2017MatuteSyllabus
  Fall 2017Nimchuk
BIOL 621Principles of Genetic Analysis IFall 2016Copenhaver and Sekelsky and AhmedSyllabus
BIOL 625Seminar in GeneticsSpring 2017Copenhaver and Sekelsky and C JonesSyllabus
BIOL 639Seminar in Plant Molecular and Cell BiologySpring 2017A JonesSyllabus
  Fall 2016KieberSyllabus
  Fall 2016NimchukSyllabus
BIOL 643Molecular Mechanisms of the CytoskeletonFall 2016Slep and RogersSyllabus
BIOL 649Seminar in Cell BiologyFall 2017P Maddox
  Fall 2017Rogers
BIOL 659Seminar in Evolutionary BiologySpring 2017BurchSyllabus
  Spring 2017MartinSyllabus
  Fall 2017Vision
BIOL 669Seminar in EcologySpring 2017HurlbertSyllabus
  Spring 2017PeetSyllabus
  Spring 2017SockmanSyllabus
  Spring 2017UmbanhowarSyllabus
BIOL 680Advanced Seminar in Recent Bio Research & MethodsFall 2017Shiau
BIOL 690Advanced Special Topics in Biology: Pathogenic Bacterial GeneticsSpring 2017MatthysseSyllabus
BIOL 692HSenior Honors Thesis in BiologyFall 2016Amy Shaub MaddoxSyllabus
  Spring 2017Amy Shaub MaddoxSyllabus
BIOL 704Seminar in BiophysicsSpring 2017SlepSyllabus
BIOL 810College Science TeachingFall 2016CobleSyllabus
BIOL 858Seminar in Comparative PhysiologySpring 2017K LohmannSyllabus
BIOL 891Graduate Seminar in BiologyFall 2016WillettSyllabus