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BIO 390

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Selected topics in biology are offered. Prerequisite: one year of biology or permission of instructor.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
One year of biology or permission of instructor 1/2-1 course

Fall Semester information

Sarah Lee

390A: Tps:Marine Climate Change


Pascal Lafontant

390B: Tps:Biology of Cancer


Spring Semester information

Kevin Kinney

390A: Tps:Biology of Stress


Fall Semester information

Melissa Petreaca

390A: Tps:Sensory Signaling

Smell, sight, taste, touch, hearing--have you ever wondered how our cells respond to sensory stimuli in our environments and send this information to our brains? Odorants, tastants, mechanical forces, and light activate protein receptors on appropriate sensory cells, causing signaling that culminates in our perceptions of these stimuli. This "S" course involves student-led presentations and discussions of primary literature to explore the types of cell signaling caused by sensory stimuli. Prior experience in biology courses at the 200 level or higher is recommended for this course.


Sarah Lee

390B: Tps:Aquatic Ecology

Course explores the applied & basic aspects of fresh water ecosystems. From basic chemistry and properties. We will explore basic chemical properties as a backdrop to study species interaction common between ecology and eco system relationships in aquatic systems.
Includes substantial field work.


Spring Semester information

Kevin Kinney

390A: Tps:


Lynn Bedard

390B: Tps: