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Biology
Courses

Biology Advising Office

127 Burrill Hall

333
-
6774

www.life.uiuc.edu/advising/

Biology Courses


Biology 339

Biology 304

Genomic Analysis of Insects

3 credit hours


Dr. Hugh Robertson


Lecture only


Course offered every other Spring semester


Approximately 20 students


Primarily Graduate students and a few Seniors


Students are graded on 2 hour exams, a comprehensive final
and 3 papers


Pre
-
requisites
-

BIOL 122 or 210 and Bioch 350 or equivalents; or
consent of instructor


Students will learn a range of techniques currently employed in
cell, genomic and DNA
-
level analysis, application of knowledge
gained of expression of DNA at genomic level to understanding
evolutionary changes in organisms and potential applications of
this field to applied problems in Biology.


Course is valuable to Graduate students in biology as well as
interested Seniors

Biophysics
Courses

Biology Advising Office

127 Burrill Hall

333
-
6774

www.life.uiuc.edu/advising/

Biophysics Courses


Biophysics 301


Biophysics 317
-

same as PHYSL 317


Biophysics 354
-

is becoming BIOCH 346 & Chem
340B


Biochemistry 346


Chemistry 340B

Biophysics 304

Genomic Analysis of Insects

3 credit hours


Dr. Hugh Robertson


Lecture only


Course offered every other Spring semester


Approximately 20 students


Primarily Graduate students and a few Seniors


Students are graded on 2 hour exams, a comprehensive final and 3
papers


Pre
-
requisites
-

BIOL 122 or 210 and Bioch 350 or equivalents; or consent
of instructor


Students will learn a range of techniques currently employed in cell,
genomic and DNA
-
level analysis, application of knowledge gained of
expression of DNA at genomic level to understanding evolutionary
changes in organisms and potential applications of this field to applied
problems in Biophysics.


Course is valuable to Graduate students in biology as well as interested
Seniors

Entomology

Courses

Biology Advising Office

127 Burrill Hall

333
-
6774

www.life.uiuc.edu/advising/

Entomology Courses


Entomology 301


Entomology 302


Entomology 304


Entomology 310


Entomology 315


Entomology 319


Entomology 320


Entomology 321


Entomology 331


Entomology 333


Entomology 304

Genomic Analysis of Insects

3 credit hours


Dr. Hugh Robertson


Lecture only


Course offered every other Spring semester


Approximately 20 students


Primarily Graduate students and a few Seniors


Students are graded on 2 hour exams, a comprehensive final and 3
papers


Pre
-
requisites
-

BIOL 122 or 210 and Bioch 350 or equivalents; or consent
of instructor


Students will learn a range of techniques currently employed in cell,
genomic and DNA
-
level analysis, application of knowledge gained of
expression of DNA at genomic level to understanding evolutionary
changes in organisms and potential applications of this field to applied
problems in entomology.


Course is valuable to Graduate students in biology as well as interested
Seniors

Entomology 310

Insect Physiology

4 credit hours


Dr. Susan Fahrbach


Lecture and laboratory (open, independent lab time)


Course typically offered every other Spring semester


Approximately 20 students


Mostly Graduate students, a few Seniors


Students are graded on 2 hour exams, 1 comprehensive final and 6 lab
reports


Pre
-
requisites
-

ENTOM 301 or 302 and organic chemistry


Students gain the ability to think about physiological mechanisms, an
understanding of shy insects are the most successful group of animals, the
use of experimental techniques to answer physiology questions and the
ability to analyze and interpret papers from primary scientific journals.


Course is valuable for students interested in entomology, comparative
physiology, conservation biology and ecology, and would like to get
advanced lab experience

Entomology 302

Classification and Evolutionary History of Insects

4 credit hours


Dr. James Whitfield


Lecture and laboratory


Course typically offered every other Fall semester


Approximately 10 students


Mostly Graduate students, some upper level undergraduates


Students are graded on 6 lab practical quizzes, 2 hour exams, a final
exam and an insect collection (a lot of memorization necessary to be
successful)


Pre
-
requisites
-

ENTOM 301 or consent of instructor


Students will learn the major diagnostic features for sight recognition of
the most common and important insect families, the most important
features of insect natural history and taxonomy, and the phylogenetic
relationships and evolutionary history of major insect and arthropod
groups.


www.life.uiuc.edu/entomology/302/


Entomology 315

Insect Ecology

Lecture only (3 hours)

Lecture and Lab (4 hours)



Dr. May Berenbaum


Lecture only
or

lecture and laboratory


Course offered every other Fall semester (even years)


Approximately 24
-
32 students


Class level includes Juniors, Seniors and Graduate students


Students graded on lab write
-
ups, 2 hour exams, 1 final exam
and a term paper (testing of hypothesis)


Pre
-
requisites
-

some ecology and/or consent of instructor


Students will study the relationships between insects, their
environment and other organisms


Course is valuable to students interested in ecology of small
organisms and/or pest management

Biology 324

Chemical Ecology

3 credit hours


Dr. May Berenbaum


Lecture only


Course offered every other Fall semester (even years)


Approximately 12 students, but more are encouraged


Class level includes Juniors, Seniors and Graduate students


Students graded on 2 hour exams, a final exam and a term paper


Pre
-
requisites
-

courses in organic chemistry, ecology and/or consent of
instructor


Students will study the chemical bases of ecological interactions among
organisms including chemical structures and functions of messenger
compounds important in interactions among plants, insects, higher
animals, fungi, microbes and their environment. Students will study
pheromones, poisons and venoms among other topics


Course is valuable to anyone in biology

Entomology 320

Insect Pathology

4 credit hours


Dr. Lee Solter


Lecture and laboratory


Course offered every third Spring semester (next Spring 03)


Approximately 10
-
15 students


Mostly Graduate students, some Seniors


Students graded on 3 hour exams, 1 comprehensive lab final and class
participation


Pre
-
requisites
-

ENTOM 301 and MCBIO 200 or equivalent


Students will be introduced to the viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and
nematodes that infect insects and explore the ecology, physiology,
epizootiology, and utility of insect diseases, as well as methods to recognize
and deal with disease in insect colonies.


Course is valuable to upper level undergraduate and graduate students
interested in insects and other arthropods, but for study in laboratory colonies
and field level natural populations. Students interested in disease physiology,
parasitology, biological control and integrated pest management will also
benefit.

Entomology 321/Crop Sciences 321

Biological Control of Pests

2 credit hours


Dr. Robert Wiedenmann


Lecture only


Course offered every other Spring semester (even years)


Approximately 12
-
16 students


Primarily Graduate students, some Juniors and Seniors


Students are graded on 3 hour exams, 1 paper, debate and class participation


Pre
-
requisites
-

ENTOM 315 or 319


Students will become familiar with the principles and history of biological control,
selected taxa of natural enemies and their biology, where biological control fits
into integrated pest management and gain insight into how/why biological
control projects have worked or failed and be able to apply this insight into future
applications.


Spring 03 is the first semester this course is being taught via distance
-
learning
interactive video with classes at Purdue and Iowa State Universities. This method
will be analyzed and a decision will be made to either continue or discontinue this
method


www.inhs.uiuc.edu/cee/biocontrol

Entomology 331

Toxic Substances in the Environment

3 credit hours


Dr. Bettina Francis


Lecture only


Course offered every Spring semester


Approximately 40
-
50 students


Primarily Seniors and Graduate students


Students will be graded on 2 hour exams, a term paper, and a
cumulative final exam


Pre
-
requisites
-

one year of college chemistry or biology or
consent of instructor


Students will explore toxicological, environmental, public health,
occupational and ecological aspects of the use and release of
toxic substances in the environment. Students will review case
histories of environmental contamination that illustrate
ecological, health and social aspects of pollution.


Entomology 333

Pesticide Toxicology

3 credit hours


Dr. Bettina Francis


Lecture only


Offered every other year, unsure of semester


Approximately 6
-
12 students


Primarily Graduate students, some upper level undergraduates


Students graded on 2 hour exams


Pre
-
requisites
-

one year of college chemistry or biology or
consent of instructor


Students will examine the biological effects of major classes of
insecticides and herbicides, and of selected individual
fungicides including toxicity to nontarget organisms, persistence
and fate in the environment, biotransformation, and ecological
consequences. Current regulations on pesticide testing will also
be presented.

Entomology 319

Fundamentals of Insect

Pest Management

4 credit hours


Dr. Larry Hanks


Lecture and laboratory


Offered every other Fall semester (odd years)


Approximately 15 students


Mostly Graduate students, some Seniors


Students graded on 2 hour exams, 1 final exam, 3 term papers, 3 lab
quizzes and a collection


Pre
-
requisites
-

ENTOM 120, or 301 and 302, or consent of instructor


Students will study the principles underlying the control of important
insect pests of agriculture and of human and animal health, with
emphasis on integrated pest management involving a systems
approach which combines biological, cultural, and chemical
suppressive factors into ecologically sound and socially and
economically acceptable technology.

Entomology 301

Introduction to Entomology

3 credit hours (without collection)

4 credit hours (with collection)


Dr. Larry Hanks


Lecture with optional collection


Offered every Fall semester (odd years) and Summer (Dr.
Beshears)


Approximately 35 students


Primarily Juniors and Seniors, a few Graduate students


Students graded on 2 lecture exams and a lecture final exam, 1
lab exam, lab reports and drawings


Pre
-
requisites
-

BIOL 122 and CHEM 231


Students will study the evolution and life
-
histories of the major
insect groups, basic insect morphology and the techniques of
insect identification, the basic principles of insect physiology,
behavior, and ecology and demonstration of the selected
principles of insect physiology, behavior, and ecology


Microbiology Courses

Biology Advising Office

127 Burrill Hall

333
-
6774

www.life.uiuc.edu/advising/


Physiology Courses

Biology Advising Office

127 Burrill Hall

333
-
6774

www.life.uiuc.edu/advising/


Ecology, Ethology and
Evolution Courses

Biology Advising Office

127 Burrill Hall

333
-
6774

www.life.uiuc.edu/advising/


Microbiology Courses


Microbiology 200


Microbiology 201


Microbiology 309


Microbiology 311


Microbiology 312


Microbiology 316


Microbiology 317


Microbiology 326


Microbiology 328


Microbiology 330


Microbiology 340


Microbiology 340

Computing in Molecular Biology

3 credit hours



Dr. Gary Olsen


Lecture only


Offered every Spring semester


Approximately 35 students


Primarily Seniors and Graduate students


No major exams given, students will be graded on assigned
exercises


Pre
-
requisites
-

3 semesters of college
-
level Biology and Calculus 1


Valuable to students with an interest in bioinformatics, data
analysis, problem solving, and thinking quantitatively about
molecular biology


Microbiology 330

Molecular Biology of Microorganisms

3 credit hours


Dr. Andrei Kuzminov


Lecture only


Course typically offered
-

unknown at this time


Approximately 35 students


Class level
-

some Juniors, mostly Seniors and Graduate students


3 exams and 1 optional final, homework problems


Pre
-
requisites
-

MCBIO 200 and credit or concurrent registration
in Biochemistry course


Course examines experimental logic and the analysis of
alternative solutions to problems


Course beneficial for students intending on pursuing graduate
school

Microbiology 312

Techniques of Applied Microbiology

(taken with MCBIO 311)

2 credit hours


Dr. Alice Helm


Laboratory course


Offered every Spring semester


Approximately 40 students


Mostly Seniors and a few Graduate students


3 laboratory hour exams


Pre
-
requisites
-

credit or concurrent registration in MCBIO 311 &
consent of instructor, or at least one MCBIO lab course


Students learn lab techniques related to foods


Course beneficial for FSHN students, MCBIO majors interested in
learning about food, yeasts/molds, and eukaryotes

Microbiology 100

Introductory Microbiology

3 credit hours


Dr. Alice Helm


Lecture only


Offered every semester including summer session


Approximately 340 students


Class level includes freshmen through seniors evenly
balanced


3 hour exams given


Credit not given for MCBIO 100 and 200


General overview of microbiology


Course valuable for FSHN majors, students needing to
fulfill the life science general education requirement with
a possible interest in biological sciences

Microbiology 101

Introductory Experimental Microbiology

2 credit hours


Dr. Alice Helm


Lecture and laboratory


Offered every Fall and Spring semester


Approximately 340 students


Class level includes freshmen through seniors evenly balanced


Students graded on quizzes, identification of unknowns, lab notebook
and a lab practical exam


Credit or concurrent registration in MCBIO 100 required. Credit is not
given for MCBIO 101 and 201


General overview of microbiology lab techniques


Course valuable for FSHN majors, students needing to fulfill the life
science general education requirement with a possible interest in
biological sciences


Microbiology 328

Properties of Bacterial Pathogens

2 credit hours


Dr. Charles Pratt


Laboratory course


Offered every Fall semester


Approximately 80 students


Primarily Seniors in Microbiology


Students graded on 2 laboratory exams 8 exercises and 8 pre
-
tests


Pre
-
requisites
-

MCBIO 101 or 201, credit or concurrent registration in
MCBIO 326 or consent of instructor


Students should gain experience with the problem
-
solving approach
and diagnostic techniques used in the clinical microbiology lab.
Infectious diseases are modeled and students determine causes using
diagnostic materials. Experience with application of recombinant DNA
technology to the clinical lab


Course valuable for MCBIO majors and students interested in a medical
career


Microbiology 201

Experimental Microbiology

3 credit hours


Dr. Charles Pratt


Laboratory course


Offered every Fall and Spring semester


Approximately 200 students


Class level
-

few Sophomores, primarily Juniors, some Seniors


Students are graded on 3 hour exams, 7 quizzes, lab reports and
notebook entries


Credit or concurrent registration in MCBIO 200 required


An introduction to the experimental approach and techniques
used in microbiology. Students should gain a moderate level of
proficiency in the techniques of bacteriology and recombinant
DNA technology.


Course required for MCBIO majors, valuable for anyone
anticipating a laboratory or biological teaching career

Microbiology 200

Microbiology

3 credit hours


Dr. Abigail Salyers (Fall semester)


Lecture only


Course offered every Fall and Spring semester


Approximately 215 students (265 maximum)


Primarily Juniors and Seniors, some ENGR and ACES students


Students are graded on quizzes and 3 one hour exams


Course requires credit or concurrent registration in BIOL 122


Survey course designed to provide students with a good
foundation in the structure, growth, nutrition, energetics,
diversity, molecular biology, and medical importance of
bacteria and viruses along with the background to take
advanced courses in microbiology and molecular biology


Course is required for MCBIO majors and valuable for all science
majors

Microbiology 200

Microbiology

3 credit hours


Dr. Charles Pratt (Spring semester)


Lecture only


Course offered every Fall and Spring semester


Approximately 200 students


Primarily Juniors and Seniors, some Sophomores


Students graded on 3 hour exams and 1 optional comprehensive final
exam


Course requires credit or concurrent registration in BIOL 122


Survey course designed to provide students with a good foundation in
the structure, growth, nutrition, energetics, diversity, molecular biology,
and medical importance of bacteria and viruses along with the
background to take advanced courses in microbiology and molecular
biology


Course is required for MCBIO majors and valuable for all science majors


Microbiology 326

Microbiology of Bacterial Pathogens

3 credit hours


Dr. Brenda Wilson


Lecture only


Course offered every Fall semester


Approximately 120 students


10% Juniors, 80% Seniors and 10%Graduate students


Students graded on 3 hour exams (essay and short answer format), and an
optional final (except for those failing the course)


Pre
-
requisites
-

MCBIO 200 or consent of instructor, course in biochemistry
strongly recommended


Students will gain an understanding of the mechanisms by which pathogens
cause disease. This involves understanding the history and background of
the study of bacterial and current approaches to investigate these
mechanisms at the molecular level.


Advanced pre
-
med or pre
-
vet students and students intending to pursue
graduate studies in microbiology, biochemistry and immunology

Microbiology 309

Biochemical Basis of

Microbial Diversity

3 credit hours


Dr. William Metcalf


Lecture only


Course offered every Spring semester


Approximately 80 students


70% Seniors, 10% Juniors and 20% Graduate students


Students will be graded on 3 hour exams and an optional final


Pre
-
requisites
-

MCBIO 200 and 201,


BIOCH 350

or consent of instructor


Students will learn the biochemical and evolutionary basis of
microbial ecology. Biochemistry is heavily emphasized in this
course.


The course is valuable for those students interested in ecology,
microbiology, microbial physiology and biochemistry and
evolutionary studies

Microbiology 311

Food and Industrial Microbiology

3 credit hours


Dr. H. Blaschek and Dr. S. Martin


Lecture only


Course offered every Spring semester


Approximately 80 students


50% Seniors, 30% Juniors, 20% Graduate students


Students graded on 3 hour exams and 1 comprehensive final


Pre
-
requisites
-

MCBIO 101 or 201 and organic chemistry


Students should gain an appreciation of food and industrial microbiology
with a large emphasis on the applied aspects of microbiology and
biotechnology in food microbiology. The course will exam the relationship of
microorganisms to food manufacture and preservation, and industrial
fermentation and processing. Special emphasis will be placed on food and
non
-
food industrial fermentation by procaryotes and eucaryotes, food
poisoning, spoilage and preservation considerations, genetic manipulation
of industrial microorganisms, yeast and fungal taxonomy, waste water
treatment and microbial standards.

Microbiology 316

Microbial Genetics

3 credit hours


Dr. S. Maloy


Lecture and discussion course


Course typically offered every Fall semester


Approximately 100 students


50% Seniors, 30% Juniors and 20% Graduate students


Students graded on 3 hour exams, 1 comprehensive final exam
and 11 weekly homework assignments


Pre
-
requisites
-

MCBIO 200 or BIOL 122


Students should gain an ability to understand and solve
genetics problems, to apply genetics to new problems and to
evaluate genetic arguments


This course is most valuable for students who wish to work in a
research field or go to graduate school


www.life.uiuc.edu/micro/316

Microbiology 317

Experimental Techniques in Molecular Genetics

5 credit hours


Dr. J. Gardner


Lecture and laboratory


Typically offered every Fall semester


Approximately 30 students


90% Seniors and 10% Graduate students


Students are graded on lab reports for each experiment, lab notebook,
lab technique/prep and a comprehensive lab final


Pre
-
requisites
-

MCBIO 201, recommended pre
-
requisites
-

MCBIO 316,
330


Students should learn how to design molecular genetics experiments,
perform important techniques in molecular biology, trouble
-
shoot
experimental problems and analyze data obtained


Students with a theoretical background in molecular genetics who plan
to go into careers in industrial or academic research and want “hands
-
on” experience with molecular biological techniques will benefit from
this course

Plant Biology
Courses

Biology Advising Office

127 Burrill Hall

333
-
6774

www.life.uiuc.edu/advising/

Plant Biology Courses


Plant Biology 100


Plant Biology 102


Plant Biology 234


Plant Biology 260


Plant Biology 263


Plant Biology 304


Plant Biology 305


Plant Biology 330


Plant Biology 332


Plant Biology 335


Plant Biology 337


Plant Biology 338


Plant Biology 341


Plant Biology 345


Plant Biology 363


Plant Biology 366


Plant Biology 372


Plant Biology 381


Plant Biology 382

Plant Biology 304

Genomic Analysis of Insects

3 credit hours


Dr. Hugh Robertson


Lecture only


Course offered every other Spring semester


Approximately 20 students


Primarily Graduate students and a few Seniors


Students are graded on 2 hour exams, a comprehensive final and 3
papers


Pre
-
requisites
-

BIOL 122 or 210 and Bioch 350 or equivalents; or consent
of instructor


Students will learn a range of techniques currently employed in cell,
genomic and DNA
-
level analysis, application of knowledge gained of
expression of DNA at genomic level to understanding evolutionary
changes in organisms and potential applications of this field to applied
problems in Plant Biology.


Course is valuable to Graduate students in biology as well as interested
Seniors