Metropolitan State University

BIOL 479 : Advanced Topics in Biology

A. Course Description
Prerequisites: MATH 115 College Algebra


MATH 120 Precalculus  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
This course covers advanced biological topics that vary from semester to semester. Because the content of each section of this course is different, students may take this course more than once for credit. Intended for biology majors in their junior and senior years. ** Note: this is a variable credit course with credit range of 1 - 5.
B. Course Effective Dates: 12/17/2006 - 08/22/2008 01/09/2006 - 12/16/2006 08/14/2011 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Explain and apply scientific knowledge in the selected topic of biology, both theoretical and experimental, at the upper division level.
  2. Read and interpret primary scientific literature in biology.
  3. Recall, explain and apply the concepts, knowledge and vocabulary of biology at the level necessary for success in upper division and/or graduate study in this field.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information
Note: Enrollment limited to Biology majors and Biology Minors with junior or senior standing, except by instructor permission. First day attendance required except by instructor permission.