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100. Introduction to Biology (3) (F, W, S) A study of fundamental life processes and the development of biological concepts. Course includes molecular, organismal, and population biology.

112. Biology I - Cell and Molecular Biology (3) (F, W, S) An introductory course which covers genetics, cell, and molecular biology. Required of all biology and biochemistry majors and must be taken before any other biology course. (Corequisite: BIOL 112L)

112L. Biology I - Cell and Molecular Biology Lab (1) (F, W, S) An introductory course which covers genetics, cell, and molecular biology. Required of all biology and biochemistry majors and must be taken before any other biology course. (Corequisite: BIOL 112)

113. Biology II - Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology (3) (F, W, S) An introductory course which covers mechanisms of evolution, biological diversity, plant physiology, animal physiology, and ecology. Required of all biology majors. (Prerequisites: BIOL 112/L)

199R. Service Leadership Internship in Biology (1-3) (Variable) Off-campus service learning. Activities related to the major and employment will be approved. Prior approval is necessary, a program coordinated by a faculty member and an on-site supervisor. 

201. General Botany (3) (S) A study of plant biology including natural history, adaptations, and evolution of the plant kingdom. (Prerequisite: BIOL 113)

204. Pacific Natural History (2) (S) A lecture and field experience course which covers the geology, climate, flora and fauna of Pacific Islands. Dispersal, speciation, adaptation and conservation are topics that will be stressed both in lecture and in the field labs. The lecture portion may be taken without the lab, however, the lab cannot be taken without the lecture. (Prerequisite: BIOL 113)

204L. Pacific Natural History Laboratory (2) (S) Laboratory (field experience) for Pacific Natural History. Field trips on Oahu and Hawaii (Big Island). Fee required. (Prerequisite: BIOL 113. Corequisite: BIOL 204L)

206. General Zoology (3) (F) A study of the classification, evolution, natural history, morphology, anatomy, and physiology of invertebrates and vertebrates. (Prerequisite: BIOL 113. Corequisite: BIOL 206L)

206L. General Zoology Laboratory (1) (F) Laboratory for General Zoology. (Prerequisite: BIOL 113. Corequisite: BIOL 206)

212. Marine Biology (3) (S) A study of the biology of marine plants and animals with emphasis on the biota of the Central Pacific. (Prerequisite: BIOL 113. Corequisite: BIOL 212L)

212L. Marine Biology Laboratory (1) (S) Laboratory for Marine Biology. Fee required. (Prerequisite: BIOL 113. Corequisite: BIOL 212)

220. Microbiology (3) (S) A study of general characteristics of microorganisms and their relationship with the environment and man. (Prerequisites: BIOL 112/L, CHEM 105/L. Corequisite: BIOL 220L)

220L. Microbiology Laboratory (1) (S) Laboratory for Microbiology. (Prerequisites: BIOL 112/L, CHEM 105/L. Corequisite: BIOL 220)

222. Marine Microbiology (3) (W) Study of marine microbial world, to metabolic and physiological features of main taxonomic groups of marine microorganisms and their distribution.  Ecological aspects of microbes in marine environments.  Pathogenicity mechanisms of some important human and/or fish pathogens and information about the main methods used in marine microbial communities studies and in bacterial detection from sea-water samples. (Prerequisites: BIOL 112/L, CHEM 105/L. Corequisite: BIOL 222L)

222L. Marine Microbiology Laboratory (1) (W) Laboratory for Marine Microbiology. (Prerequisites: BIOL 112/L, CHEM 105/L. Corequisite: BIOL 222)

248. Conservation Biology (3) (W) Human impacts on biological diversity and measures to prevent extinction of species. Classroom and field experience will focus on current topics in terrestrial and aquatic systems with an emphasis on Hawaiian and other Pacific systems. (Prerequisite: BIOL 113)

260. Elementary Human Anatomy (2) (W) The structure and organization of the human body from cells through organ systems. (Prerequisites: BIOL 113, CHEM 105/L. Corequisite: BIOL 260L)

260L. Elementary Human Anatomy Laboratory (1) (W) Laboratory for Elementary Human Anatomy. (Prerequisites: BIOL 113, CHEM 105/L. Corequisite: BIOL 260)

261. Elementary Human Physiology (3) (F) The function of the human body from cells through organ systems. Designed for those interested in the health professions including, but not limited to medical, dental, nursing, physical therapy, and all other fields of allied health. (Prerequisites: BIOL 113, CHEM 105/L. Corequisite: BIOL 261L)

261L. Elementary Human Physiology Laboratory (1) (F) Laboratory for Elementary Human Physiology. (Prerequisites: BIOL 113, CHEM 105/L. Corequisite: BIOL 261)

300. Animal Behavior (3) (W) The study of behavior from an evolutionary perspective. Emphasis on social patterns of behavior including: altruism, optimality, reproduction, parental investment, aggression, and spatial relationships. (Prerequisites: BIOL 113, CHEM 105/L. Corequisite: BIOL 300L)

300L. Animal Behavior Laboratory (1) (W) Laboratory for Animal Behavior. Fee required. (Prerequisites: BIOL 113, CHEM 105/L. Corequisite: BIOL 300)

340. Biostatistics (3) (W) A course which explains how to determine objectives of an experiment and how to select process factors for the selected study and how to choose the appropriate statistical test. (Prerequisites: BIOL 113, CHEM 105/L)

350. General Ecology (3) (F) A study of plant and animal interactions that determine the distribution and abundance of organisms. (Prerequisites: BIOL 113, CHEM 105/L. Corequisite: BIOL 350L)

350L. General Ecology Laboratory (1) (F) Laboratory for General Ecology. Fee required. (Prerequisites: BIOL 113, CHEM 105/L. Corequisite: BIOL 350)

374. Evolution and Human Prehistory (3) (S) This course explores the biological process of evolution as well as the field of human paleontology and the co-evolution of human culture and the physical type. (Prerequisite: BIOL 113)

376. Genetics (3) (F, W) A general course in the principles of Mendelian and evolutionary genetics. (Prerequisites: BIOL 113, CHEM 105/L. Corequisite: BIOL 376L)

376L. Genetics Laboratory (1) (F, W) Laboratory for Genetics. (Prerequisites: BIOL 113, CHEM 105/L. Corequisite: BIOL 376)

390R. Special Topics in Biology (3-4) (Variable) (Prerequisites: BIOL 113, CHEM 105/L)

390RL. Special Topics in Biology Laboratory (1) (Variable) (Prerequisites: BIOL 113, CHEM 105/L)

399R. Internship in Biology (1-12) (F, W, S) Credit for applied experience in biology.  This course cannot count towards Biology Major requirements.  (Prerequisite: Department Consent.)

412. Marine Ecology (3) (S) Physical and biological characteristics of the marine environment. Current literature and original research projects will be emphasized. (Prerequisites: BIOL 212/L, CHEM 105/L. Corequisite: BIOL 412L)

412L. Marine Ecology Laboratory (1) (S) Laboratory for Marine Ecology. Fee required. (Prerequisites: BIOL 212/L, CHEM 105/L. Corequisite: BIOL 412)

441. Molecular Biology (3) (F) Molecular biology of gene structure and expression. A course in the molecular activities of living cells, including protein structure and function, DNA, replication and repair, and gene expression.  (Prerequisites: BIOL 112/L, CHEM 106/L (completion of BIOL 220 or BIOL 376 is strongly recommended). Corequisite: BIOL 441L)

441L. Molecular Biology Laboratory (1) (F) Laboratory for Molecular Biology. Lab includes recombinant DNA techniques and expression of gene products. (Prerequisites: BIOL 112/L, CHEM 106/L (completion of BIOL 220 or BIOL 376 is strongly recommended). Corequisite: BIOL 441)

442. Cellular Biology (3) (W) An advance study of cellular organization, mechanisms and functions, including cell communication, transport, and cell division. (Prerequisites: BIOL 112/L, CHEM 106/L (completion of BIOL 376 is strongly recommended). Corequisite: BIOL 442L)

442L. Cellular Biology Laboratory (1) (W) Laboratory for Advanced Cellular Biology. Concurrent registration in BIOL 442 required. (Prerequisites: BIOL 112/L, CHEM 106/L (completion of BIOL 376 is strongly recommended). Corequisite: BIOL 442)

460. Advanced Human Anatomy (3) (F) A course in the dissection of the human cadaver. Biology majors only. (Prerequisites: BIOL 260/L and Permission of Instructor)

465. Principles of Physiology (3) (F) General principles of chemical and physical processes of living organisms. (Prerequisites: BIOL 113, CHEM 106/L. Corequisite: BIOL 465L)

465L. Principles of Physiology Laboratory (1) (F) Laboratory for Principles of Physiology. (Prerequisites: BIOL 113, CHEM 106/L. Corequisite: BIOL 465)

475. Pathophysiology (3) (W) The study of physiological processes within the body that result in the signs and symptoms of disease. (Prerequisites: Either BIOL 261/L or BIOL 465/L)

491. Introduction to Scientific Research (1) (F, W, S) The objective of this course is to introduce students to the fundamentals of scientific research. Students would also be expected to complete a research project as directed by the instructor. Individual instructors would develop the research experience during this course based on their professional expertise. (Prerequisites: BIOL 113, 50% of Biology Core)

492. Scientific Writing (3) (F, W, S) The overall goal of this course is to teach students the skills necessary to write a clear, cohesive, and professional research paper. During this course, students would learn how to write each of the main sections of a scientific research paper: abstract, introduction methodology, results (including how to generate and present figures and tables), conclusions and discussion, and bibliography. The course would also teach how to prepare and deliver proper oral and poster presentations. (Prerequisite: BIOL 491)

495R. Independent Study (1-4) (F, W, S) Supervised individual study, work experience, and/or research in biology. Permission of instructor required before registration. (Prerequisite: Department consent)

496LR. Student Research (1-6) (F, W, S) Supervised individual research for students who have been granted a student research associateship or mentored research position. Required for all associates and mentored research students. (Prerequisite: Department Consent)