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Biology (BIOL)

College of Natural Sciences

Courses for Non-Science Majors

BIOL 101 Biology and Society (3) Characteristics of science, historical development of scientific concepts, and interaction of society with science illustrated by topics from biological science. Credit not given for both 101 and 123. DB

BIOL 101L Biology and Society Laboratory (1) (1 3-hr Lab) Lab experiments illustrating topics and methods in the biological sciences. Pre: 101 (or concurrent). DY

BIOL 102 General Botany (3) Growth, functions, and evolution of plants; their relations to the environment and particularly to humans and human activities. (Cross-listed as BOT 101) DB

BIOL 102L General Botany Laboratory (1) (1 3-hr Lab) Lab observations and experiments illustrating basic principles of plant biology. Pre: 102 (or concurrent). (Cross-listed as BOT 101L) DY

BIOL 103 Principles of Zoology (3) Structure, development, physiology, reproduction, evolution, behavior, and ecology of animals. (Cross-listed as ZOOL 101) DB

BIOL 103L Principles of Zoology Laboratory (1) (1 3-hr Lab) Laboratory to accompany 103. Pre: 103 (or concurrent). (Cross-listed as ZOOL 101L) DY

BIOL 123 Hawaiian Environment Science (3) Characteristics of science and interaction with society illustrated by topics in geology, astronomy, oceanography, and biology of Hawaiian Islands. Credit not given for both 123 and 101. DB

BIOL 123L Hawaiian Environment Science Lab (1) (1 3-hr Lab) Lab experiments illustrating topics and methods in science; examples from Hawaiian natural history. Pre: 123 (or concurrent). DY

BIOL 124 Environment and Ecology (3) Biological and physical principles affecting human/environment interaction; impact of science, technology, value, and perceptions on global society and ecology; projections and options about human ecology. DB

BIOL 124L Environment and Ecology Lab (1) (1 3-hr Lab) Lab experiments and projects illustrating topics in human ecology. Pre: 124 (or concurrent). DY

BIOL 310 Environmental Issues (3) Global environmental problems in historical perspective; physical, biological, sociocultural views. Pre: one of 101, 123, or GEOG 101; or consent. DB

BIOL 320 The Atoll (3) Atoll as ecosystem and as human environment. Formation, structure, distribution, biota. Pre: two semesters of introductory science or consent. DB

BIOL 340 Genetics, Evolution and Society (3) The role of genetics in evolution, medicine, behavior, plant and animal breeding and technology; its impact on today’s society. Pre: One semester of biological science at college level or consent. (Cross-listed as CMB 351) DB

BIOL 350 Sex Differences in the Life Cycle (3) Human sex differences, their biological basis and significance; genetic, hormonal, and behavioral determinants of sexual differentiation; biology of gender, sexuality, parenting, menopause, and aging. Pre: one semester of biological science. (Cross-listed as WS 350) DB

BIOL 360 Island Ecosystems (3) Characteristics of island biota; examples from Hawai‘i and the Pacific. Impact of island and continental cultures; policy and ecosystem endangerment; contemporary legislation, policy, and management practices. Pre: one semester of biological science or consent. DB

BIOL 410 Human Role in Environmental Change (3) Human impacts through time on vegetation, animals, landforms, soils, climate, and atmosphere. Special reference to Asian/Pacific region. Implications of long-term environmental change for human habitability. Pre: one of 123, 124, or GEOG 101 and GEOG 326; or consent. (Cross-listed as GEOG 410) DB

BIOL 430 Seminar in the Biology of Women (3) Embryological, anatomical, and physiological development of human female; hormonal, neural, and behavioral determinants of female sexual behavior; psychobiology of pregnancy, ovariectomy, and menopause. Pre: 172, 350 or WS 350, WS 377; or consent. (Cross-listed as WS 430) DB

BIOL 440 Psychoactive Drug Plants (3) Taxonomy, ecology, biochemistry, distribution, cultural history, and contemporary use of mind-altering drug plants; examples from primitive, traditional, and modern societies. Pre: junior standing, one semester of biological science, and either ANTH 200 or GEOG 151; or consent. DB

Courses for Life Science Majors

BIOL 171 Introductory Biology (3) Introductory biology for all life science majors. Cell structure and chemistry; growth, reproduction, genetics, evolution, viruses, bacteria, and simple eukaryotes. Pre: CHEM 151 or 161 (or concurrent) or consent. Co-requisite: 171L. DB

BIOL 171L Introductory Biology Lab (1) (1 3-hr Lab) Laboratory to accompany 171. Pre: CHEM 151 or 161 (or concurrent) or consent. Co-requisite: 171. DY

BIOL 172 Introduction to Biology II (3) Continuation of 171. Anatomy, physiology, and systematics of plants and animals; behavior; ecosystems, populations, and communities. Pre: 171/171L. Co-requisite: 172L. DB

BIOL 172L Introduction to Biology II Lab (1) (1 3-hr Lab) Laboratory to accompany 172. Co-requisite: 172. DY

BIOL 265 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (3) Principles of ecology and evolution for life science majors stressing integrated approach and recent advance. Pre: 172/172L or consent. Co-requisite: 265L. DB

BIOL 265L Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Lab (1) (1 3-hr Lab) Laboratory to accompany 265. Pre: 101L, ICS 101 or consent. Co-requisite: 265. DY

BIOL 275 Cell and Molecular Biology (3) Integrated cell and molecular biology for life science majors. Modern advances in recombinant DNA technology. A-F only. Pre: 171/171L and CHEM 272/272L, or consent. Co-requisite: 275L. DB

BIOL 275L Cell and Molecular Biology Lab (1) (1 4-hr Lab) Laboratory for Cell and Molecular Biology. A-F only. Pre: 171/171L and CHEM 272/272L, or consent. Co-requisite: 275. DY

BIOL 299 Service Learning for Biology Majors (V) Directed participation on tutorials and related activities in public schools and approved community and UH Mânoa organizations. A-F only. Repeatable one time. Pre: 265/265L, 275/275L and consent.

BIOL 301 Biology of Marine Organisms (3) Functional, ecological, and evolutionary problems faced by life in the sea. Draws from major marine habitats and associated communities, from the deep sea to the plankton. Impacts of overfishing, marine pollution, and land development on the ecology and evolution of marine organisms. Emphasis on developing problem solving and quantitative skills. A-F only. Pre: 265,265L; 275,275L (or concurrent); and OCN 201; or consent. Co-requisite: 301L. DB

BIOL 301L Biology of Marine Organisms Lab (1) (1 3-hr Lab) Laboratory to accompany 301. A-F only. Pre: 265, 265L; 275, 275L (or concurrent); and OCN 201; or consent. Co-requisite: 301. DY

BIOL 304 Biotechnology: Science and Ethical Issues (3) Introduction to the concepts, goals, ethical issues and consequences of biotechnology using real-life case studies of cloning, DNA fingerprinting, gene therapy and genetical engineering. Pre: 171 (or concurrent) or consent. (Cross-listed as MBBE 304)

BIOL 363 Biological Field Studies (V) Biological survey, collection, and analysis techniques will be reviewed and applied through field studies. Students will be introduced to the uniqueness of the Hawaiian environment and its diversity of life. Emphasis on diversity, evolution and ecology. Pre: 265/265L or equivalent; or consent. DB

BIOL 375 Concepts of Genetics (3) Genetic concepts at advanced undergraduate level; genetic transmission, recombination, gene action, mutation, population and evolutionary genetics. Pre: 172/172L and 275/275L, or consent. Co-requisite: 375L. Repeatable one time. DB

BIOL 375L Concepts of Genetics Lab (1) (1 4-hr Lab) Experiments with a variety of organisms to illustrate principles discussed in BIOL 375. Pre: 172/172L and 275/275L, or consent. Co-requisite: 375. DY

BIOL 395 Internship in Biology Teaching (2) Supervised laboratory internship in the preparation and demonstration of laboratory experiments in selected laboratory courses. Repeatable one time. Pre: consent.

BIOL 401 Molecular Biotechnology (3) General principles, applications, and recent advances of the rapidly growing science of biotechnology. Topics include impact of biotechnology on medicine, animal sciences, environment, agriculture, forensics, and economic and socio-ethical issues. Pre: 275 or consent. (Cross-listed as MBBE 401) DB

BIOL 402 Principles of Biochemistry (4) Molecular basis of living processes in bacteria, plants, and animals; emphasis on metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. Pre: 275, 275L, and CHEM 273; or consent. (Cross-listed as MBBE 402 and PEPS 402) DB

BIOL 403 Field Problems in Marine Biology (4) Integrated program of intensive lectures, laboratory experiments, and field surveys that focus on the biological processes that shape the lives of marine organisms at HIMB. A-F only. Pre: 301/301L or consent. DB

BIOL 404 Advanced Topics in Marine Biology (3) Current themes in marine biology and experience in scientific assessment. Repeatable two times. A-F only. Pre: 301/301L or consent. DB

BIOL 405 Biochemistry (4) Structure of biological molecules and molecular mechanisms of biological and physiological processes. Pre: 275 and 275L, and CHEM 273, or consent. (Cross-listed as CMB 405) DB

BIOL 406 Cellular Biology (3) Cell structure and function. Structure, chemistry, and functions of organelles and macromolecules. Pre: 275 and CHEM 273, or consent. DB

BIOL 406L Cellular Biology Laboratory (2) (2 3-hr Lab) A laboratory to accompany 406. Pre: 275L or consent. Co-requisite: 406. DY

BIOL 407 Molecular Biology (3) Relationship between structure and function at macromolecular level. Pre: 275 and CHEM 273; or consent. DB

BIOL 407L Molecular Biology Laboratory (2) (2 3-hr Lab) A laboratory to accompnay 407. Pre: 275L or consent. Co-requisite: 407. Fall only. DY

BIOL 409 Biology Seminar (1) Study and discussion of current or significant topics and problems in biology. Open to graduating seniors in biological sciences. A-F only. Pre: consent.

BIOL 425 Wildlife and Plant Conservation (3) Principles of conservation biology and wildlife management techniques, illustrated with animal, plant, and ecosystem examples. Examination of ethical, cultural, legal, political, and socio-economic issues impinging on conservation policy and practice. Group project and field trips. Pre: 265/265L or consent. DB

BIOL 441 Basic Biochemistry (4) Function and composition of biological substances and their metabolic transformation in animals, plants, microorganisms. Pre: 275/275L, CHEM 272, and CHEM 273; or consent. (Cross-listed as BIOC 441) DB

BIOL 499 Biological Problems (V) Directed reading and research. For seniors whose research interests are not served by MICR 499, ZOOL 499, or BOT 399. Limited to senior majors in biology (BA and BS) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 or a minimum GPA of 3.0 in biology courses.

Professional Development Courses for Science Teachers

BIOL 461 Ecology, Evolution and Conservation for High School Teachers (2) Principles of ecology, evolution and conservation for in-service teachers to learn about the integrated approach and recent advances in these areas. Pre: 171/171L, 172/172L, in-service teachers; or consent. DB

BIOL 462 Biogeography and Biodiversity in Hawai‘i for Science Teachers (2) Principles of adaptive radiation, unique adaptations, and coevolution of Hawai‘i’s flora and fauna; and alien plants and animals impact on native species. Pre: 171/171L, 172/172L, or consent.

BIOL 463 Biological Field Studies for Science Teachers (2) Biological survey, collection, and analysis techniques will be reviewed and applied through field studies. Participants will be introduced to the uniqueness of the Hawaiian environment and its diversity of life. Emphasis on diversity, evolution, and ecology. A-F only. Pre: 171/171L, 172/172L, in-service teachers; or consent. DB

BIOL 466 Cell Biology for High School Teachers (2) Structure, function of cells, cell organelles and macromolecules. For in-service teachers to learn about the current developments in cell biology. A-F only. Pre: 171/171L, 172/172L, in-service biology teachers; or consent.

BIOL 466L Cell Biology Laboratory for High School Teachers (1) A laboratory to accompany BIOL 466. A-F only. Pre: in-service biology teachers or consent. Co-requisite: 466.

BIOL 467 Molecular Biology for High School Teachers (2) An in-depth study of gene structure and gene regulation, important cellular macromolecules and techniques used in their analyses. For in-service teachers to learn about current developments in molecular biology. A-F only. Pre: 466 or in-service biology teachers or consent.

BIOL 467L Molecular Biology Laboratory for High School Teachers (1) A laboratory to accompany BIOL 467. A-F only. Pre: in-service biology teachers or consent. Co-requisite: 467.

BIOL 501 (Alpha) Biology Workshop for Science Teachers (V) Principles taught in a conceptual and/or hands-on manner either in a laboratory setting or in the field. (B) biotechnology; (C) ecology, evolution and conservation; (D) marine biology; (F) general biology. A–F only. Repeatable. Pre: 171/171L, 172/172L, in-service teachers; or consent.

See other science professional development courses NSCI 501, 502, 503, 504, 505, 619, and 620 under the Natural Sciences (NSCI) course listing in this section of the Catalog.