Courses Taught by Dr. Graf
BSC 483 Evolution
General Course Description. "Thorough investigation of evolution, including population genetics, molecular evolution, adaptation, and speciation." This is a course covering both the patterns and processes of biological evolution. Either this course (BSC 483) or Fundamentals of Biochemistry (BSC 450) must be taken to satisfy the degree requirements for the BS in Biology.
The course is cross-listed as BSC 583 Evolution for graduate students.
Prerequisites. Courses in Introductory Biology (BSC 114-115/118, 116-117/120) and Genetics (BSC 315).
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BSC 376 Invertebrate Zoology
General Course Description. "The classification, morphology, evolution, and ecology of invertebrate animals." This is a course surveying the diversity of the invertebrates. For Biology Majors, this course fulfills requirements for courses numbered 250+, W courses, and laboratory courses.
Prerequisites. Courses in Introductory Biology (BSC 114-115/118, 116-117/120).
Click here to download a copy of the most recent syllabus (Fall 2009). This course will next be offered Fall 2011
BSC 116 Principles Biology II
General Course Description. Principles of Biology II is a survey of organismal diversity, form, and function — including prokaryotes, fungi, plants, and animals. The overarching themes of the course are the ecological and evolutionary relationships among living things, emphasizing both the unique characteristics that different organisms possess and universal biological principles. The course is divided into three parts: I) Single-Celled Organisms, Fungi, and Plants; II) Animals; and III) Ecology. Principle of Biology II satisfies a core curriculum requirement for Biology Majors.
Prerequisites. Principles of Biology I (BSC 114-115/118).
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Last updated 10 August 2011