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Biology (BIOL)


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, biochemistry, and EXS-ES majors and must be taken before any other biology course. Concurrent registration in BIOL 112L required.

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, biochemistry majors and must be taken before any other biology course. Concurrent registration in BIOL 112 required.

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. (Prerequisite: BIOL 112 and BIOL 112L).

201. General Botany (3) (F, S) A study of plant biology including natural history, adaptations, and evolution of the plant kingdom. Lab required - to be taken concurrently with BIOL 201L. (Prerequisite: BIOL 113).

201L. General Botany Laboratory (1) (F, S) Laboratory for General Botany. Concurrent registration in BIOL 201 required.  Fee required. (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. Concurrent registration in BIOL 204L. (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). Concurrent registration in BIOL 204.  Fee required. (Prerequisite: BIOL 113)

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

206L. General Zoology Laboratory (1) (F) Laboratory for General Zoology. Concurrent registration in BIOL 206 required. (Prerequisite: BIOL 113).

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

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

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

220L. Microbiology Laboratory (1) (S) Laboratory for Microbiology. Concurrent registration in BIOL 220 required. (Prerequisite:  BIOL 112/L, CHEM 105/L).

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. (Prerequisite:  BIOL 112/L, CHEM 105/L).

222L. Marine Microbiology Laboratory (1) (W) Laboratory for Marine Microbiology. Concurrent registration in BIOL 222 required. (Prerequisite:  BIOL 112/L, CHEM 105/L).

248. Conservation Biology (3) (F - even years) 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. Concurrent registration in BIOL 248L required. (Prerequisite: BIOL 113).

248L. Conservation Biology Laboratory (1) (F - even years) Concurrent registration in BIOL 248 required.  Fee required. (Prerequisite: BIOL 113).

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

260L. Elementary Human Anatomy Laboratory (1) (W) Laboratory for Elementary Human Anatomy. Concurrent registration in BIOL 260 required.  (Prerequisite: BIOL 113, CHEM 105/L).

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. Concurrent registration in BIOL 261L required. (Prerequisite: BIOL 113, CHEM 105/L).

261L. Elementary Human Physiology Laboratory (1) (F) Laboratory for Elementary Human Physiology. Concurrent registration in BIOL 261 required. (Prerequisite: BIOL 113, CHEM 105/L).

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. Concurrent registration in BIOL 300L required. (Prerequisite: BIOL 113, CHEM 105/L).

300L. Animal Behavior Laboratory (1) (W) Laboratory for Animal Behavior. Concurrent registration in BIOL 300 required.  Fee required. (Prerequisite: BIOL 113, CHEM 105/L).

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. (Prerequisite: BIOL 113, CHEM 105/L).

350. General Ecology (3) (F - odd years) A study of plant and animal interactions that determine the distribution and abundance of organisms. Concurrent registration in BIOL 350L required. (Prerequisite: BIOL 113, CHEM 105/L).

350L. General Ecology Laboratory (1) (F - odd years) Laboratory for General Ecology. Concurrent registration in BIOL 350 required.  Fee required. (Prerequisite: BIOL 113, CHEM 105/L).

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. Course is cross listed (see ANTH 374). (Prerequisite: BIOL 113).

376. Genetics (3) (F, W) A general course in the principles of Mendelian and evolutionary genetics. Concurrent registration in or completion of BIOL 376L required. (Prerequisite: BIOL 113, CHEM 105/L).

376L. Genetics Laboratory (1) (F, W) Laboratory for Genetics. Concurrent registration in BIOL 376 required. (Prerequisite: BIOL 113, CHEM 105/L).

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

399R. Internship in Biology (1-12) (F, W, S) Credit for applied experience in biology.  This course cannot count toward the 44 hours of 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. Concurrent registration in BIOL 412L required. (Prerequisites: CHEM 105/L & BIOL 212/L and Concurrent registration in BIOL 412L)

412L. Marine Ecology Laboratory (1) (S) Laboratory for Marine Ecology. Concurrent registration in BIOL 412 required.  Fee required. 

441. Molecular Biology (3) (F) Molecular biology of gene structure and expression. Practical and ethical implication of biotechnology. Concurrent registration in BIOL 441L required. (Prerequisites: BIOL 112/L, CHEM 106/L (completion of BIOL 220 or BIOL 376 is strongly recommended)).

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

442. Cellular Biology (3) (W) An advance study of cellular organization, mechanisms and functions, including cell communication, transport, and cell division. Concurrent registration in BIOL 442L required. (Prerequisites: BIOL 112/L, CHEM 106/L (completion of BIOL 220 or BIOL 376 is strongly recommended)).

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 220 or BIOL 376 is strongly recommended)).

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) (W) General principles of chemical and physical processes of living organisms. Concurrent registration in BIOL 465L required. (Prerequisite: BIOL 113, CHEM 106/L).

465L. Principles of Physiology Laboratory (1) (W) Laboratory for Principles of Physiology. Concurrent registration in or completion of BIOL 465 required. (Prerequisite: BIOL 113, CHEM 106/L).

475. Pathophysiology (3) (variable) 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. (Prerequisites: 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. Only one credit can count toward the 44 hours of Biology Major requirements.  (Prerequisite: Department consent.)

496LR. Student Research (1-3) (F, W, S) Supervised individual research for students who have been granted a student research and development associateship or mentored research position. Required for all associates and mentored research students. This course cannot count toward the 44 hours of Biology Major requirements. (Prerequisite: Department Consent.)