May 18, 2022  
2021-2022 University Catalog 
    
2021-2022 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Prefix and Course Index 

 

Biological Science

Courses are designated as BIOL in the class schedule. Unless otherwise designated, prerequisites may be waived by the instructor of the course if the instructor is satisfied that the student is qualified for the course.

  
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    BIOL 303 - Intermediate Cell Biology (3)


    Evidence-based examination of cells in action, roles of information, matter and energy flow as driving forces for compartmentation, protein sorting, metabolic and signaling pathways, motility and adhesion; examples taken from developmental, neural and cancer processes.

    Prerequisites: Biology major - BIOL 251 BIOL 253L , BIOL 252 , BIOL 254L , CHEM 120B . Biochemistry major - BIOL 151 , BIOL 251 , CHEM 120B . Other major - BIOL 151 , BIOL 152 , BIOL 251 , BIOL 253L , CHEM 120B  all with a C (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 305 - Human Heredity and Development (3)


    Principles of human heredity and embryology relating to human development. Mendelian genetics, single gene effects, molecular genetics, prenatal diagnosis and human embryology. No credit toward biological science major.

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category B.2.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    BIOL 306 - Biology of Aging (3)


    Biological changes in cells, tissues, organs and the whole body associated with aging. Theories of aging, with primary emphasis on mammals. No credit toward biological science major.

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category B.2.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    BIOL 309 - Intermediate Molecular Biology (3)


    Molecular and genetic basis of cellular functions. Role of gene expression and protein function in metabolism, physiology, growth, development. Introduction to recombinant DNA and its uses, and to critical analysis of primary literature.

    Prerequisites: Biology major - BIOL 251 , BIOL 253L , BIOL 252 , BIOL 254L , CHEM 120B . Biochemistry major - BIOL 151 , BIOL 251 , CHEM 120B . Other major - BIOL 151 , BIOL 152 , BIOL 251 , CHEM 120B  all with a C (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 310 - Human Physiology (3)


    Human physiological systems and their relationship to human function for non-biology majors and students in kinesiology and health sciences. No credit for biological science major.

    Prerequisites: BIOL 101 , BIOL 210 ; or BIOL 151  or BIOL 152  all with a C (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 310L - Human Physiology Laboratory (1)


    Human physiology; the cellular to organ system level of muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory and renal systems; the neural and endocrine control of these systems. Functional aspects of each organ system. No credit toward Biological Science major. (3 hours laboratory)

    Prerequisite: BIOL 310  with a C (2.0) or better, or concurrent enrollment in BIOL 310 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 314 - Population and Community Ecology (3)


    Introduction to the quantitative description of populations and communities, as well as the use of mathematical models to understand the dynamics of populations and communities. Links comparative, experimental and theoretical approaches to understanding the abundance and distribution of organisms and their interactions.

    Prerequisites: Biology major - BIOL 251 , BIOL 253L , BIOL 252 , BIOL 254L . Other majors - BIOL 151 , BIOL 152 , BIOL 252 , BIOL 254L  all with a C (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 317 - Field Marine Biology (4)


    Field biology and natural history of local marine plants and animals. Identify common species and factors, determining their distributions and abundance in marine habitats. Effects of human activities on marine organisms. (2 hours lecture, 6 hours lab or fieldwork; weekend field trips may be required)

    Prerequisites: Biology major - BIOL 251 , BIOL 253L , BIOL 252 , BIOL 254L . Other major - BIOL 151 , BIOL 152 , BIOL 252 , BIOL 254L  all with a “C” (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 318 - Wildlife Conservation (3)


    Causes and consequences of loss of biological diversity, emphasizing wildlife populations and science-based conservation. Threatened and endangered species/ecosystems, ecosystem management, habitat restoration, captive species reintroductions and conservation legislation. No credit toward biology major.

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category B.2.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 319 - Marine Biology (3)


    Marine plants and animals in their habitats. No credit toward biological science major.

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category B.2.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 325 - Principles of Evolution (3)


    Mechanisms of evolutionary change, including mutation, selection, migration and drift. Introduces methods for studying adaptations. Sexual selection, kin selection and evolution of life history strategies. Uses modern examples, including antibiotic resistance, to illustrate the relevance of understanding evolution.

    Prerequisites: Biology majors - BIOL 251 , BIOL 253L , BIOL 252 , BIOL 254L . Other majors - BIOL 151 , BIOL 152 , BIOL 252 , BIOL 254L  all with a C (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 327 - Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine (3)


    Introduction to stem cell biology and current research with human stem cells for treatment of chronic and neurodegenerative diseases (regenerative medicine). Discussions on ethical and social issues related to various types of stem cells. No credit toward Biological Science major.

    Prerequisite: BIOL 101 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 329 - Essential Techniques in Cell Biology (3)


    Utilize research-based problems to develop student proficiency in basic cell culture, microscopy, and molecular biology techniques and an understanding of the principles of cell biology techniques through laboratory activities, literature review, and student presentations. Requires acceptance into the CIRM Bridges to Stem Cell Research Program.

    Prerequisite: BIOL 302 , BIOL 303  or BIOL 309  with a C (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 332 - Biology of the Vertebrates (3)


    Evolution of form, function, diversity and ecology of the major vertebrate groups. Intended for students interested in teaching and health professions, as well as those planning to take advanced coursework in vertebrate and wildlife biology.

    Prerequisites: BIOL 251 , BIOL 253L , BIOL 252 , BIOL 254L  all with a C (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 336 - GEO/BIO Field Investigations (3)


    Develop field-based skills used to observe landforms, infer geological processes and identify impacts on biotic properties. Apply knowledge to an inquiry-based challenge problem. Includes a mandatory six- to 10-day field trip plus expenses. (GEOL 336 and BIOL 336 are the same course.)

    Prerequisites: BIOL 252 , BIOL 254L ; or GEOL 335  all with a C (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 340 - Field Botany (3)


    Native flora of southern California. Identification, natural history and factors that determine the distribution of species. (1 hour lecture, 6 hours laboratory or fieldwork; weekend field trips are required)

    Prerequisites: Biology majors- BIOL 251 , BIOL 253L , BIOL 252 , BIOL 254L . Other majors - BIOL 151 , BIOL 152 , BIOL 252 , BIOL 254L  all with a C (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 345 - Plant Biology (3)


    Life as we know it depends on plants. The biology of plants, including molecular, cellular, physiological, organismal and ecological processes, and the evolutionary relationships among plant taxa.

    Prerequisites: Biology major - BIOL 251 , BIOL 253L , BIOL 252 , BIOL 254L . Other major - BIOL 151 , BIOL 152 , BIOL 252 , BIOL 254L  all with a “C” (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 352 - Plants and Life (3)


    Importance of plants in our lives, including plant domestication and the origin of agriculture. Why plants are fascinating organisms. No credit toward biological science major.

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category B.2.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    BIOL 360 - Biology of Human Sexuality (3)


    Biology of the human reproductive system, sexual differentiation, anatomy and physiology, sexual behaviors, procreation, contraception and sexually transmitted infections. No credit toward biological science major.

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category B.2.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    BIOL 361 - Human Anatomy (4)


    Systems approach to the structure and function of the human body. For biological science majors and related health sciences. (2 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory)

    Prerequisites: Biology major - BIOL 251 , BIOL 253L , BIOL 252 , BIOL 254L , CHEM 120B  with a C (2.0) or better. Other major - BIOL 251  or BIOL 252 , CHEM 120B  with a C (2.0) or better or BIOL 310  with a B (3.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 362 - Mammalian Physiology (4)


    Fundamental mechanisms of mammalian and human physiology. Integration of cellular and organ system functions with emphasis on regulatory processes. For biology majors and related health sciences. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory).

    Prerequisites: Biology majors - BIOL 251 , BIOL 253L , BIOL 252 , BIOL 254L , CHEM 120B . Biochemistry majors - BIOL 151 , BIOL 251 , CHEM 120B . Other majors - BIOL 151 , BIOL 152 , BIOL 251 , BIOL 253L  all with a C (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 398 - Scientific Communication Workshop (1)


    Instruction and practice in written and oral scientific presentations using software critical to communicating in science; and how to find and evaluate scientific publications. Must be a MARC fellow.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
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    BIOL 400 - Seminar in Biology Education (3)


    For students interested in biology education/science education. Discuss major topics in biology education and conduct research. (3 hours lecture/discussion)

    Prerequisite: BIOL 302 , BIOL 303 , BIOL 309 , BIOL 314  or BIOL 325  with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 401 - Biogeography (3)


    Evolutionary patterns and mechanisms of the distribution of plants and animals in the major habitats of the world. Current concepts and theories.

    Prerequisites: BIOL 314  or BIOL 325  with a C (2.0) or better.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 402 - Computer Lab in Molecular Systematics (3)


    Gain practical and theoretical experience with software-based methods in molecular systematics, with emphasis on Internet resources for molecular biologists, acquisition of gene protein sequences, multiple sequence alignment, PCR primer design, phylogenetic analysis and controversies in the field. (2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory)

    Prerequisite: BIOL 303 , BIOL 309 , BIOL 314  or BIOL 325  with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 405 - Developmental Biology (3)


    Molecular and cellular processes in embryonic development encompassing mechanisms of fertilization, cell and tissue interactions, morphogenesis, organogenesis and the regulation of gene expression.

    Prerequisite: BIOL 303  or BIOL 309  with a C (2.0) or better; or Biology graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 407 - Genes and Genomes (3)


    Evolutionary pattern and process at a molecular biology level, emphasizing applications in biology such as investigating genetic change within populations, estimating phylogenies, charting the evolution of gene families, and comparing the content and organization of genomes.

    Prerequisite: BIOL 303 , BIOL 309 , BIOL 314  or BIOL 325  with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 410 - Evolutionary Genetics (4)


    Introduction to the analysis molecular genetic data as commonly applied in fields Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Classical population genetics through to the genomics era, plus conservation and restoration genetics.

    Prerequisite: BIOL 151 , BIOL 152 , BIOL 273 , BIOL 274 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 411 - Medical Genetics and Systems Biology (3)


    Advances in genetics, genomics, proteomics and systems biology. Implications for the pharmaceutical industry, the clinic and for genetic counseling. Uses of biological arrays in diagnosing and treating diseases.

    Prerequisite: BIOL 302 , BIOL 309 , CHEM 421  or CHEM 423A  with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 412 - Principles of Gene Manipulation (3)


    Current approaches to and applications of recombinant DNA technology. Principles behind construction of recombinant molecules including vectors and enzymes, introduction into organisms, selection, expression of cloned genes and impact of research on society.

    Prerequisites: BIOL 309 , CHEM 301B ; or CHEM 423A  with a “C” (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 413 - Advances in Molecular Genetics (3)


    Function of genetic material and informational macromolecules. Extensive analysis of recent scientific articles in molecular genetics illustrating mutagenesis, protein synthesis, protein structure and function, biogenesis of RNA molecules, regulation of gene expression and their relationship to important biological processes.

    Prerequisites: BIOL 309 , CHEM 301B ; or CHEM 423A  with a “C” (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 414 - Microbial Genetics (3)


    Perspective of genetics of microbial systems including background information, experimental methods, data interpretation, genetic analysis and applications to biotechnology.

    Prerequisite: BIOL 302 , BIOL 309 , CHEM 421  or CHEM 423A  with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 417 - Advances in Cell Biology (3)


    Current topics in the cell biology of cell motility, cell multiplication and regulation, membranes and permeability, cell signaling, cell-to-cell contact and extracellular matrix, and cell differentiation using current journal articles.

    Prerequisite: BIOL 303  with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 418L - Advances in Cell Biology Lab (2)


    Use of current techniques like fluorescence microscopy, immunolabeling, ion-sensitive dye ratiometry, image processing and 2-D and 3-D reconstruction to study problems in cell biology, cellular developmental biology and cellular neurobiology. (6 hours laboratory)

    Prerequisite: BIOL 303  with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 419 - Marine Ecology (3)


    Ecology of planktonic, nektonic and benthic organisms; their communities and environments.

    Prerequisite: BIOL 314  or BIOL 325  with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 419L - Marine Ecology Laboratory (1)


    Field and laboratory studies of planktonic, nektonic and benthic communities. (3 hours laboratory or field work; weekend field trips may be required)

    Corequisite: BIOL 419 ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 422 - Coastal Ecology (4)


    Ecology or coastal populations and communities emphasizing rocky intertidal or other marine or ocean-influenced habitats. Field and laboratory experiments and studies or ecological processes affecting species distributions and abundances. (2 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory/field work; weekend field trips may be required)

    Prerequisite: BIOL 314  or BIOL 325  with a C (2.0) or better; or Biology or Environmental Studies graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 424 - Immunology (5)


    Molecular, cellular and organismic nature of the immune process. Inflammation, phagocytosis, antigens, immunoglobulins and cell-mediated immune phenomena. Modern immunology techniques. (3 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory)

    Prerequisites: BIOL 302 ; BIOL 303  or BIOL 309  with a “C” (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 426 - Molecular Virology (3)


    Viral structure, strategies of replication and gene expression and host-virus interactions, emphasizing animal virus systems.

    Prerequisite: BIOL 302 , BIOL 303 , BIOL 309 , or CHEM 421  with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 427 - Stem Cell Biology (3)


    Historical context, principles, methodology, clinical impact on society and the individual, recent relevant scientific facts and progress, controversies and perspective of stem cell biology with a focus on applications to regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. BIOL 405 or BIOL 424 recommended.

    Prerequisite: BIOL 303  or BIOL 309  with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 428 - Biology of Cancer (3)


    Cancer problem as a dilemma of biology. Clinical and epidemiological aspects. Current research. BIOL 424 is recommended.

    Prerequisite: BIOL 303 , BIOL 309 , BIOL 314  or BIOL 325  with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 429 - Techniques in Stem Cell Biology (3)


    Introduction to cell-culture and stem cell laboratory research techniques; focus on advanced-level cell biology experiments, fundamental characteristics of stem cells and differentiation of government-approved human stem cell-lines into several phenotypes. (6 hours of laboratory and 1 hour of discussion per week.)

    Prerequisites: BIOL 302 ; BIOL 303  or BIOL 309  with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 430 - Advances in Microbiology (3)


    Current topics in microbiology virulence mechanisms, antibiotics, host-bacterium interaction, mobile DNA elements, secretion systems, select agents, differentiation and development.

    Prerequisite: BIOL 302  with a C (2.0) or better; or Biology or Environmental Studies graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 431 - Advanced Microbiology Lab (3)


    Provide knowledge and laboratory expertise to analyze scientific literature in microbiology, perform advanced microbiological techniques and conduct independent microbiology research.

    Prerequisite: BIOL 302 with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 436 - Advanced Applied Statistics (4)


    Linear models, including mixed models, applied to experimental and field data from current research projects. Poisson and logistic regression. Model fitting and checking; use of permutation tests as needed. Presentation of results suitable for publication (3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory)

    Prerequisite: MATH 338  with a “C” (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 438 - Public Health Microbiology (4)


    Control and epidemiology of infectious diseases of public health importance, water and sewage microbiology. Control of current problems. (2 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory)

    Prerequisite: BIOL 302  with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 441 - Plant Taxonomy (4)


    Classification and evolution of vascular plants; emphasis on the flowering plants. (2 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory or fieldwork; weekend field trips may be required.)

    Prerequisites: BIOL 325 , BIOL 340  or BIOL 345  with a C (2.0) or better, or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 443 - Plant Ecology (4)


    Community and population ecology of terrestrial plants. Environmental factors and plant distribution with emphasis on California vegetation. (2 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory or fieldwork; weekend field trips may be required).

    Prerequisite: BIOL 314 , BIOL 325  or BIOL 345  with a “C” (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 444 - Plant Physiological Ecology (4)


    Fundamental mechanisms of plant physiological responses to the environment with primary emphasis on whole plants and ecosystems. (2 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory; weekend field trips may be required.) BIOL 445 recommended.

    Prerequisites: Biology majors - BIOL 251 , BIOL 253L , BIOL 252 , BIOL 254L . Other majors - BIOL 151 , BIOL 152 , BIOL 252 , BIOL 254L  all with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 445 - Plant Cell Physiology (3)


    Cellular and molecular mechanisms of behavior, growth, transport processes and environmental responses in vascular plants. Plant cell development, nutrition, respiration, photosynthesis, hormones, photoperiodism and stress biology.

    Prerequisites: BIOL 302 , BIOL 309 , BIOL 325 , BIOL 345 , CHEM 421  or CHEM 423A  with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 446 - Marine Phycology (4)


    Biological aspects of marine algae; comparative development, morphology, taxonomy, physiology and ecology. (2 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory or fieldwork; weekend field trips may be required.)

    Prerequisites: Biology major - BIOL 251 , BIOL 253L , BIOL 252 , BIOL 254L . Other major - BIOL 151 , BIOL 152 , BIOL 252 , BIOL 254L  all with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 448 - Plant Molecular Biology (4)


    Genetic mechanisms in vascular plants controlling metabolism, growth, development and responses to biotic/abiotic environmental stresses. Molecular regulation of gene expression and transduction of internal and external signals.

    Prerequisite: BIOL 302 , BIOL 303 , BIOL 309 , BIOL 345 , CHEM 421  or CHEM 423A  with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 449 - Desert Ecology (4)


    Adaptations, distributions and interactions of desert plants, animals and microbes, including the influences of environmental factors. (2 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory of fieldwork; weekend field trips may be required)

    Prerequisites: BIOL 314  or BIOL 325  with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 450 - Conservation Biology (3)


    Current topics involving theory, concepts and techniques in the conservation of biological diversity.

    Prerequisites: BIOL 314  or BIOL 325  with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 451 - Advanced Evolutionary Anthropology (3)


    Uses life history theory to examine the evolutionary ecology of human behavior. Human life course, resource acquisition, parenting and fertility. Computer labs utilizing eHRAF. (ANTH 451 and BIOL 451 are the same course.)

    Prerequisite: ANTH 322 , ANTH 344  or BIOL 274 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 453 - Life Science Concepts (3)


    Biological principles using science processes appropriate for elementary teachers. No credit for Biological Science major. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity)

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category B.2 and B.3, or graduate standing (not Biology).

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 454L - Microscopy and Imaging in Biology (2)


    Skills-based training in microscopy and imaging techniques. Theoretical and practical aspects of microscope use, fluorescent dyes and biosensors, image generation and analysis. Significant project-based experience. (6 hours laboratory)

    Prerequisite: BIOL 302 , BIOL 303 , BIOL 309  or BIOL 325  with a “C” (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 456 - Hormones and Behavior (3)


    How hormones influence the development and activation of behavior, and how behaviors, in turn, regulate neural and endocrine physiology. Integrates evolutionary, developmental and clinical perspectives gleaned from studies of humans, nonhuman primates and other animals. (ANTH 456 and BIOL 456 are the same course.)

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category B.5.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 461 - Marine Invertebrate Biology (4)


    Evolution, classification, phylogeny, morphological and physiological adaptations of marine invertebrate animals. Dissect, identify and observe extant animals. (2 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory or fieldwork; weekend field trips may be required)

    Prerequisites: Biology major - BIOL 251 , BIOL 253L , BIOL 252 , BIOL 254L . Other major - BIOL 151 , BIOL 152 , BIOL 252 , BIOL 254L  all with a “C” (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 462 - General Parasitology (4)


    Survey of various animal parasites emphasizing the morphology, physiology, and genetics of human protozoans and helminthes. Vectors and common parasites of domestic animals.

    Prerequisite: BIOL 302  with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 465 - Integrative Biology of Spider Silk (3)


    Inter-relationships and applications of diverse biological principles using spider silk as an organizing theme. The synthesis and use of silk from multiple perspectives including, but not limited to, molecular genetics, behavior and evolution.

    Prerequisites: BIOL 303 , BIOL 309 , BIOL 314  or BIOL 325  with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 466 - Behavioral Ecology (3)


    Current problems in the evolution of animal behavior; the origin and maintenance of social systems and behavioral interactions of animals.

    Prerequisites: Biology majors - BIOL 251 , BIOL 253L , BIOL 252 , BIOL 254L . Other majors - BIOL 151 , BIOL 152 , BIOL 252 , BIOL 254L  all with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 468 - Comparative Animal Physiology (4)


    Comparative study of physiological and biochemical processes among representative animals. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory, weekend field trips may be required)

    Prerequisites: Biology majors - BIOL 251 , BIOL 253L , BIOL 252 , BIOL 254L , CHEM 120B . Other majors- BIOL 151 , BIOL 152 , BIOL 252 , BIOL 254L , CHEM 120B  all with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 470 - Cellular Neurobiology (3)


    Processes of cell communication, particularly in nervous systems. Molecular biology of neurons, model sensory and motor systems, and cellular basis for behavior.

    Prerequisites: BIOL 303  or BIOL 309 , and BIOL 362  with a C or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 472A - Advances in Biotechnology Lab (3)


    First semester explores biotechnology techniques for DNA cloning and analysis: restriction enzyme action, DNA sequencing, sequence analysis by computer, plasmid cloning, genomic library production and screening, and DNA probe hybridization. (1 hour lecture/discussion, 6 hours laboratory) (BIOL 472A and CHEM 472A are the same course.)

    Prerequisites: BIOL 302 ; BIOL 309 , CHEM 421  or CHEM 423A ; all with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing. Corequisite: BIOL 412  .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 472B - Advances in Biotechnology Laboratory (3)


    Second semester exploring biotechnology techniques for gene product analysis: DNA sequencing, site-directed mutagenesis, predicting amino acid changes, protein overproduction, enzyme function assays, protein identification/preparation by gel techniques, immunoblotting. (1 hour discussion, 6 hours laboratory) (CHEM 472B and BIOL 472B are the same course.)

    Prerequisite: CHEM 421  or CHEM 423A  with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
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    BIOL 473 - Introduction to Bioinformatics (3)


    A research-based, problem-solving experience using the tools and algorithms of molecular and computational biology to analyze genetic and protein sequences retrieved from appropriate databases. (2 hours lecture, 3 hours computer laboratory) (BIOL 473 and CHEM 473 are the same course.) (BIOL 473 and CHEM 473 are the same course.)

    Prerequisites: BIOL 309 , BIOL 303 , BIOL 325  or CHEM 423A  with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 475 - Ichthyology (4)


    Systematics, evolution, morphology, physiology, ecology and behavior of fishes. (2 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory/fieldwork; weekend field trips may be required.)

    Prerequisites: Biology majors - BIOL 251 , BIOL 253L , BIOL 252 , BIOL 254L . Other majors - BIOL 151 , BIOL 152 , BIOL 252 , BIOL 254L  all with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 476 - Herpetology (4)


    Biology, structure, physiology, ecology, distribution, identification, collection, evolution and behavior of amphibians and reptiles. (2 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory or fieldwork; weekend field trips may be required.)

    Prerequisites: Biology majors - BIOL 251 , BIOL 253L , BIOL 252 , BIOL 254L . Other majors - BIOL 151 , BIOL 152 , BIOL 252 , BIOL 254L  all with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 478 - Mammalogy (4)


    Systematics, evolution, morphology, physiology, ecology and behavior of mammals. (2 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory/fieldwork; weekend field trips may be required.)

    Prerequisites: Biology majors - BIOL 251 , BIOL 253L , BIOL 252 , BIOL 254L . Other majors - BIOL 151 , BIOL 152 , BIOL 252 , BIOL 254L  all with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 479 - Ornithology (4)


    Anatomy, physiology, evolution, behavior and ecology of birds. Laboratory and fieldwork in identification, anatomy, observational techniques and community composition. (2 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory/fieldwork; weekend field trips may be required.)

    Prerequisites: Biology majors - BIOL 251 , BIOL 253L , BIOL 252 , BIOL 254L . Other majors - BIOL 151 , BIOL 152 , BIOL 252 , BIOL 254L  all with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 480 - Advanced Topics in Undergraduate Biology (1-3)


    Current topics, updating of concepts, recent advances and unification of the principles of biology. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units.

    Prerequisite: upper-division Biology major.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
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    BIOL 480C - Stem Cell Proseminar (2)


    Preparation for internship in stem cell research labs at the collaborating institutions through analyzing journal articles, presenting research projects, discussing stem cell techniques, and internship project proposal preparation and presentation. Requires acceptance into the CIRM Bridges to Stem Cell Research (BSCR) program.

    Prerequisite: BIOL 329  with a C (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 480D - Colloquium: Diverse Topics in Biology (1)


    Diverse research topics and perspectives in the biological sciences, as presented invited speakers from other universities, governmental agencies, private organizations and industry, and by CSUF biologists. May be repeated once for credit.

    Pre- or corequisite: at least one upper-division Biology course.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 480E - SCERP Proseminar (1)


    Increases the experience and skills of SCERP Scholars in working on problems in environmental biology. Discuss publications, and develop and present SCERP research. Offered Credit/No Credit only. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units. Not available for graduate degree credit. Selection as a Southern California Ecosystems Research Program (SCERP) Scholar is required.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
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    BIOL 480M - MARC Proseminar (1)


    Intended to increase the contact of MARC Fellows with minority scientists of national repute who will present seminars. Fellows will read and discuss relevant primary literature, attend the seminars, and meet with speakers before and after the seminars. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 units. Requires selection as a MARC Fellow. (BIOL 480M, CHEM 480M and PSYC 480M are the same course.)

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 480S - Howard Hughes Medical Institute Scholars Proseminar (1)


    Hands-on training and experience in practices required to become a biomedical research scientist and entering doctoral programs; includes familiarity with the scientific literature and interactions with visiting scientists. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 units. Selection as Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Undergraduate Research Scholar is required. (CHEM 480S and BIOL 480S are the same course.)

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 481 - Advances in Evolution and Ecology (3)


    Current topics in evolutionary biology and ecology. Examine and analyze current literature relating to evolutionary biology, population, community and ecosystem ecology, behavioral ecology and evolutionary ecology.

    Prerequisite: BIOL 314  or BIOL 325  with a C (2.0) or better; or Biology or Environmental Studies graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 482 - Capstone Studies in Biology (2)


    Individualized practical experience related to the study of biology or pursuit of a biology career that reflects paradigms of the discipline. Application and integration of biological concepts and skills through library research, applied projects or community service activities. Not available for graduate degree credit.

    Prerequisites: Biology major; senior standing.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
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    BIOL 490T - Biology Study Abroad (3)


    Advanced topics in biology for graduate and undergraduate students. Includes laboratory experience; topics may vary. Only offered as part of CSUF Study Abroad Programs. May be repeated once for credit.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
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    BIOL 495 - Biological Internship (3)


    Biological, ecological and health-related fields. Ninety (90) hours of practical experience in student’s chosen field of interest with public or private agencies or businesses. May not be repeated for credit. (1 hour lecture/discussion, 6 hours laboratory work experience)

    Prerequisites: successful completion of 90 units, including BIOL 302 , BIOL 303 , BIOL 309 , BIOL 317 , BIOL 325  or BIOL 345  with a “C” (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 495C - Stem Cell Biology Internship (3)


    For BSCR Scholars who are completing their internship in a stem cell laboratory at a collaborating institution. BSCR Scholars are required to make significant progress towards a stem cell project approved by their Internship mentor.

    Prerequisites: acceptance into the Bridges to Stem Cell Research (BSCR) program, BIOL 329 , BIOL 427 , BIOL 429 , BIOL 480C , BIOL 499L ; PHIL 314  or PHIL 316 , all with a C (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 496 - Biology Tutorials (1-3)


    Supervised experience in biological science teaching through tutoring or assisting in a laboratory or field class. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units. No credit toward biological science major.

    Prerequisite: completion of Biology lower-division core.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
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    BIOL 498 - Senior Thesis (1-3)


    Thesis committee must approve research plan at least two semesters prior to enrollment in this course. Requires preparation, presentation and defense of a formal thesis. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 units. (BIOL 498 and CHEM 498 are the same course.)

    Corequisite: BIOL 499L  or CHEM 495 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
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    BIOL 499L - Independent Laboratory Study (1-3)


    May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units. Requires consent of instructor with whom the student wishes to pursue independent laboratory study in biology.

    Prerequisite: junior or senior standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
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    BIOL 500A - Professional Aspects of Biology (1)


    Discussions concerning research protocol, scientific methodology and communication techniques. Ethics and social responsibilities of professional biologists. (1 hour discussion) BIOL 500A and BIOL 500B  are both required to meet the graduate writing requirement.

    Prerequisite: graduate standing. Corequisite: BIOL 500B  .

    Graduate-level

  
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    BIOL 500B - Professional Aspects of Biology (1)


    Individualized project work and experiences in scientific writing. Required of all students upon admission to the graduate program. (3 hours project work) BIOL 500A  and BIOL 500B are both required to meet the graduate writing requirement.

    Prerequisite: graduate standing. Corequisite: BIOL 500A .

    Graduate-level

  
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    BIOL 500C - Professional Aspects of Biology: Teaching Effectiveness (2)


    Professional development in the scholarship of teaching biology in higher education. Biology education research, pedagogy, instructional design and assessment to prepare for biology laboratory and classroom instruction.

    Prerequisite: graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    BIOL 505T - Seminar in Cellular and Molecular Biology and Physiology (3)


    Selected advanced topics. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisite: graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    BIOL 517T - Seminar in Ecological and Organismic Biology (3)


    Selected advanced topics. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisite: graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    BIOL 520T - Seminar in Microbiology (3)


    Selected advanced topics. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisite: graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    BIOL 580 - Advanced Topics in Graduate Biology (1-3)


    Current research topics, experimental design and problem solving in biological systems. May be repeated for a maximum of 8 units; only 1 unit may be used on a graduate study plan.

    Prerequisite: Biology graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

    Department Consent Required
  
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    BIOL 580D - Biology Colloquium (1)


    Series of scholarly presentations that provide diverse research topics and perspectives in the biological sciences. Scientific presentations by biologists from CSUF and other universities, industries, governmental agencies or private organizations. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 units.

    Prerequisite: graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    BIOL 597 - Project (1-3)


    Planning, preparing and completing an applied master’s degree project. Credit only for completed written project report and oral presentation both of which must be formally approved by the master’s program committee. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 units. (Not acceptable for research-based thesis master’s degree programs.)

    Prerequisite: graduate standing in an appropriate masters degree program.

    Graduate-level

    Department Consent Required
  
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    BIOL 598 - Thesis (1-3)


    Open to graduate students with consent of instructor with whom the student is conducting graduate thesis research. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units.

    Graduate-level

    Department Consent Required
  
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    BIOL 599 - Independent Graduate Research (1-3)


    Open to graduate students with consent of graduate faculty with whom the student wishes to pursue independent study in biology. A maximum of 6 units may be used on a graduate study plan. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 units.

    Prerequisite: Biology graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

    Department Consent Required

Business Administration

Courses are designated as BUAD in the class schedule.

  
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    BUAD 201 - Business Writing (3)


    Core communication practices: routing business correspondence, positive, informative, negative and persuasive messages. Introduction to research and job application process.

    Prerequisite: ENGL 101  with a C- (1.7) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    BUAD 210 - Understanding Business (3)


    Nature, dimensions and forms of business and the role of entrepreneurship in business creation and growth. Development of an understanding of contemporary business issues, including an introduction to major business functions.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BUAD 300 - Professional and Career Development (3)


    Develop and practice skills, conceptual understanding, and self-assessment in interpersonal relationship, critical thinking, diversity management, leadership and team building. Introduce tools and build skills for career exploration and planning.

    Prerequisites: Completion of G.E. Areas A.2, A.3 andsophomore or junior standing.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BUAD 301 - Advanced Business Communication (3)


    Expands knowledge of business communication and develops written and oral communication skills. Study a variety of business cases that understand the function of communication in the modern business world. Analyze real-life business problems and determine when and how to communicate corporate decisions to employees, business partners and the public.

    Prerequisites: BUAD 201  with a C (2.0) or better; ENGL 101 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
 

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