Biological Science (BSC)

BSC 501 Ichthyology4 Credit hours   

Anatomy, physiology, ecology, zoogeography, economic importance and classification of major groups and repre- sentative local species of fishes. 2 lec-2 lab and field.

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BSC 504 Cellular Physiology4 Credit hours   

The physio-chemical nature of intracellular processes in plant and animal cells with emphasis on the functional significance of microscopic and submicroscopic structure and organization. 3 lec-3 lab.

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BSC 505 Economic Botany3 Credit hours   

Plants used by man for food, ornamental purposes, building materials, textiles and other industrial purposes: economic importance of conservation. No laboratory.

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BSC 506 Herpetology4 Credit hours   

A survey of the reptiles and amphibians of the world with special emphasis placed on forms resident to West Virginia aspects of zoogeography, anatomy, taxonomy, and behavior. 2 lec-2 lab.

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BSC 508 Ornithology4 Credit hours   

An introduction to avian biology: Identification, distribution, migration and breeding activities of birds. 2 lec-4 lab.

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BSC 509 Mammalogy4 Credit hours   

A study of the structural features, evolution and classifi- cation of the mammals; other topics will include ecology, zoogeography, behavior, reproductive strategies, physiologi- cal adaptations to extreme environments and economic aspects. 2 lec-2 lab.

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BSC 510 Remote Sensing/GIS Appl4 Credit hours   

A study of the physical systems for collecting remotely sensed data. Statistical/spatial analysis and modeling using image processing/geographic information/spatial computer software systems with earth resources applications.

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BSC 511 Dgtl Image Proc/GIS Model4 Credit hours   

A study of image processing/geographic information/spatial analysis systems, concurrent and parallel image processing 3-D modeling scenarios utilizing geophysical data for computer simulation modeling.

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BSC 513 Prin of Organic Evolution3 Credit hours   

The facts and possible mechanisms underlying the unity and diversity of life with emphasis on Neo-Darwiniam concepts of the role of species in evolutionary phenomena.

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BSC 516 Plant Taxonomy4 Credit hours   

Identification and classification of seed plants and ferns of eastern United States. Readings in history and principles of taxonomy, rules of nomenclature and related topics. 2 lec-4 lab.

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BSC 517 Biostatistics3 Credit hours   

Statistical skills for biological/biomedical research, with emphasis on applications.Experimental design/survey sampling, estimation/hypothesis testing procedures, regression, AVONA, multiple comparisons. Implementation using statistical software such as SAS, BMDP. Permission (consistent with MTH 518 description)

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BSC 520 Plant Physiology4 Credit hours   

Experimental study of plant life processes to include applicable biophysical and biochemical principles. 2 lec-4 lab.

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BSC 521 Phycology4 Credit hours   

Taxonomy and morphology of algae. Techniques used in the study of algae with emphasis upon application of ecological principles to current water quality problems. 2 lec-4 lab.

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BSC 522 Animal Physiology4 Credit hours   

Physiological principles operating in cells, organs, and systems of animals, with a focus on vertebrate, including human, function.

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BSC 524 Animal Parasitology4 Credit hours   

Morphology, life histories, classification, and host relationships of common parasites. 2 lec-4 lab.

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BSC 525 Systematics3 Credit hours   

Biosystematics is a unifying discipline that combines taxonomy (collecting, describing, and naming organisms), phylogenetics (evolutionary relationships among species), and classification (organization of taxa into groups which ultimately reflect evolutionary relationship.

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BSC 528 Neuroscience3 Credit hours   

The fundamentals of cellular and systems neuroscience, with application towards understanding current research and biomedical problems.

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BSC 530 Plant Ecology4 Credit hours   

The study of plants and their interactions with their environment at different levels of ecological organization: individuals, populations, communities, and ecosystems. Emphasis on quantitative analysis of ecological data.

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BSC 531 Limnology4 Credit hours   

The study of inland waters; ecological factors affecting lake and stream productivity and various aquatic communities. 2 lec-4 lab.

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BSC 538 Emerging Infectious Diseases3 Credit hours   

Introduces students to infections diseases that are either newly emergent or have returned to prominence within the last decade.

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BSC 543 Microbial Genetics3 Credit hours   

Microbial Genetics covers the essential functions of DNA replication and gene expression in prokaryotic cells. The course includes molecular genetics of bacteria and phages, bioinformatics and discussion of laboratory techniques.

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BSC 545 Microbial Ecology3 Credit hours   

This course introduces students to the vital roles that microbes play in sustaining life on earth. Includes both theoretical and practical concepts ranging from the origin of life to biodegradation.

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BSC 550 Molecular Biology3 Credit hours   

Advanced principles in molecular function emphasizing current research using recombinant DNA methodology. (PR: BSC 322 or equivalent)

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BSC 556 Genes and Development3 Credit hours   

An in depth study of the genetic mechanisms of complex organismal development including cell specification, induction and morphogenesis.

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BSC 560 Conservation Biology3 Credit hours   

This course focuses on the North American model of wildlife conservation (and its history), principles of biology diversity, threats to habitats and species of concern, adn conservation policy. Primarily for teachers in the biological sciences, general and applied sciences. Includes fieldwork, seminars, and demonstrations related to conservation. 2 lec-4 lab.

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BSC 580 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

(PR: Permission)

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BSC 581 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

(PR: Permission)

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BSC 582 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

(PR: Permission)

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BSC 583 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

(PR: Permission)

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BSC 585 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

(PR: Permission)

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BSC 586 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

(PR: Permission)

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BSC 587 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

(PR: Permission)

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BSC 588 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

(PR: Permission)

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BSC 601 Vertebrate Embryology4 Credit hours   

Vertebrate development based on frog, chick and pig embryos. 2 lec-4 lab.

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BSC 608 Plant Growth & Developmnt4 Credit hours   

Comprehensive advanced study of correlative growth in plants with emphasis on germination, dormancy, growth substances and physiological phenomena associated with phases of development.

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BSC 610 Adv Vert Morphology3 Credit hours   

AVM is an intensive, laboratory-based course in vertebrate morphology. Core responsibilities include detailed dissection and comparative cranial osteology. Each student must complete an independent dissection project and term paper.

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BSC 620 Taxonomy Vascular Plants1-2 Credit hours   

Field studies in the taxonomy of higher plants. (Limited to 4 hours credit per student).

Co-req: BSC 622
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BSC 621 Taxonomy Vascular Plants1-2 Credit hours   

Field studies in the taxonomy of higher plants. (Limited to 4 hours credit per student).

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BSC 622 Taxonomy Vascular Plants1-2 Credit hours   

Field studies in the taxonomy of higher plants. (Limited to 4 hours credit per student).

Co-req: BSC 620
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BSC 625 Advanced Physiology4 Credit hours   

Lecture, current literature and introduction to research in physiological systems. 3 lec-3 lab.

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BSC 631 Animal Ecology4 Credit hours   

A study of population and behavior ecology; community dynamics and field techniques. 2 lec-4 lab.

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BSC 640 Cell Bio & Biotechnology3 Credit hours   

Broad coverage of applied cell biology, biotechnology with high current interest and utility to the medical, agricultural and commercial product development. Application of DNA technologies for biotech commercialization.

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BSC 644 Quantitative Ecology3 Credit hours   

An introduction to statistical analyses using presence absence, mark-recapture, and count data to estimate population parameters, such as occupancy and survival.

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BSC 649 Wetland Ecology3 Credit hours   
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BSC 650 Special Problems1-3 Credit hours   

By permission of adviser.

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BSC 651 Special Problems1-3 Credit hours   

By permission of adviser.

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BSC 652 Special Problems1-3 Credit hours   

By permission of adviser.

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BSC 660 Seminar I2 Credit hours   

Topics relevant to preparation for a career in the life sciences including: literature mining and interpretation, scientific ethics, preparation and delivery of scientific presentations, and career development tools.

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BSC 661 Topics in Biological Sciences2 Credit hours   

In depth group discussion of current biological issues.

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BSC 662 Seminar II1 Credit hour   

Oral presentation of individual topics.

Pre-req: BSC 660.

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BSC 679 Problem Report1-4 Credit hours   

Preparation and completion of a written report from experimental or field research in biological sciences. (PR: permission)

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BSC 680 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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BSC 681 Thesis1-6 Credit hours   

By permission of adviser.

Attributes: No Textbook Required
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BSC 716 Adv Cell Phys Nurse Anesthesia2 Credit hours   

Study of structure amd function of human cells, including protein synthesis, metabolism and reproduction. Study of genetic disorders and anesthesia. Study of anti-cancer drugs. Analyze types and rules of various cell membrane receptors on anesthesia process.

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BSC 717 Adv Ana Phy Path Nurse 13 Credit hours   

Anatomy, Physiology, pathophysiology and anesthetic considerations related to the respiratory and renal systems.

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BSC 718 Adv Ana Phy Path Nurse 23 Credit hours   

Anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and anesthetic considerations related to the cardiovascular system.

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BSC 719 Adv Ana Phy Path Nurse 33 Credit hours   

Anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and anesthetic considerations related to the nervous and endocrine systems.

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