Oct 26, 2020  
2014-2015 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog 
    
2014-2015 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions



To enroll in any 400-level course, students must be admitted to the Upper Division; to enroll in a 400(G)-level course in which there are graduate students, students must have junior or higher standing.

*LCCN indicates Louisiana Common Course Number.

 

Architecture

To enroll in 200-level studio, i.e., ARCH 201, must have completed MATH 143, ENGL 102, all major courses, 30 hours of non-remedial courses, and must have 2.4 GPA.

  
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    ARCH 482(G) - Design/build


    3 Credit(s). 6 Hour(s) Lab. 0 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Creative fabrication process, collaboration, and community engagement.

    Prereq: ARCH 302 .
  
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    ARCH 501 - Advanced Architectural Design


    6 Credit(s). 12 Hour(s) Lab. 0 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Synthesis of human interaction with the environment. Comprehensive architectural design of complex building types involving integration of cultural actors, programming, conceptual issues, and construction technology.

  
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    ARCH 502 - Advanced Architectural Design II


    6 Credit(s). 12 Hour(s) Lab. 0 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Variable topics and scales including synthesis of program, site, tectonics, spatial, and theoretical issues.

    Prereq: ARCH 501 
  
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    ARCH 509 - Master's Project


    6 Credit(s). 12 Hour(s) Lab. 0 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Individual investigation of architectural issues and theories developed with faculty and consultant.

    Prereq: ARCH 502 
  
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    ARCH 520 - History of Architecture I


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Advanced seminar in architectural history from ancient times to modernism.

    Rstr: Permission of director required. Available only to students with a Bachelors degree in a discipline other than architecture.
  
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    ARCH 521 - History of Architecture


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Advanced seminar in architectural history from modernism to the present.

  
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    ARCH 530 - Urban Theory


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Comprehensive exploration of the relationship between culture, the city, planning, and urban design.

  
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    ARCH 531 - Building Systems


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Evaluation of mechanical, electrical, and specialty systems in building design and construction.

    Rstr: Permission of director required. Available only to students with a Bachelors degree in a discipline other than architecture.
  
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    ARCH 532 - Systems of Construction


    3 Credit(s). 2 Hour(s) Lab. 2 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Properties and potentials offered by various systems of construction, including interior and exterior cladding assemblies, lighting, and climate control. Focused on integration of these systems.

  
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    ARCH 534 - Systems of Construction II


    3 Credit(s). 2 Hour(s) Lab. 2 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Evaluation of systems, materials, and methods of building construction.

    Rstr: Permission of director required. Available only to students with a Bachelors degree in a discipline other than architecture.
  
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    ARCH 539 - Historic Building Technology


    3 Credit(s). 2 Hour(s) Lab. 2 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Materials and procedures for restoring structures, emphasis on traditional construction methods and contemporary conservation practices.

    Formerly CMCN 513
  
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    ARCH 540 - Architectural Practice


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Management, contract services and administration, and professional ethics and relationships.

  
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    ARCH 555 - Digital Architecture


    3 Credit(s). 2 Hour(s) Lab. 2 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Advanced issues and applications in modeling, rendering, and animation in the processes of architecture and planning.

  
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    ARCH 560 - Theory in Architecture


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Examination of theoretical issues in architecture through critical reading of selected texts.

  
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    ARCH 565 - Architectural Research and Programming


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Comprehensive survey of research methods. Case studies include analysis of activities, spatial relationships, systems criteria, and determination of significant design issues, goals, and concepts.

  
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    ARCH 576 - Louisiana Architecture History


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Regional and global influences of periods and styles through analyzing significant building and architects.

  
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    ARCH 577 - Heritage Documentation: Buildings


    3 Credit(s). 2 Hour(s) Lab. 2 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Materials and techniques for recording historic structures through research, drawing, and photography to produce a comprehensive record and understanding of the site.

  
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    ARCH 579 - Building Skins


    3 Credit(s). 4 Hour(s) Lab. 1 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Technology-focused investigation of enclosure systems in the built environment.

  
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    ARCH 580 - Advanced Topics in Architecture


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Critical discussions on a range of architectural issues.

  
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    ARCH 595 - Internship


    3 Hour(s) Lecture.

  
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    ARCH 597 - Individual Study


    3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Rstr: Permission of department head required.
  
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    ARCH 598 - Individual Study


    3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Rstr: Permission of department head required.
  
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    ARCH 599 - Thesis Research and Thesis


    3-9 Credit(s).

    Design and documentation of a comprehensive architectural thesis project that is researched, programmed and schematically articulated.

    Prereq: ARCH 501 , ARCH 565 .
    Grading Option: Grades: S, U, W.
  
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    DSGN 389 - Principles of Interior Design


    6 Credit(s). 12 Hour(s) Lab. 0 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Exploration of theories through thematic design studies and processes.

    Rstr: Not for Interior Design majors.

Biology

  
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    BIOL 110 - Fundamentals of Biology I


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Organic molecules, cell structure and function, Mendelian genetics, general physiology and reproduction.

    Prereq: Minimum ACT English score of 23 or better or ENGL 101  with "C" or better, or eligibility for MATH 105 .
    LCCN: CBIO 1033.
    Rstr: Students may enroll in this course a maximum of three times.
  
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    BIOL 111 - Fundamentals of Biology II


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Molecular genetics, evolution, speciation, plant reproduction and structure, community structures and interactions, biochemical cycles, biodiversity, and conservation.

    Prereq: BIOL 110 .
    LCCN: CBIO 1043.
  
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    BIOL 112 - Fundamentals of Biology I Lab


    1 Credit(s). 2 Hour(s) Lab. 0 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Pre/Coreq: BIOL 110 .

    LCCN: CBIO 1031.
    Rstr: Students may enroll in this course a maximum of three times.
  
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    BIOL 113 - Fundamentals of Biology II Lab


    1 Credit(s). 2 Hour(s) Lab. 0 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Pre/Coreq: BIOL 111 .

    LCCN: CBIO 1041.
  
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    BIOL 121 - Biological Principles and Issues I


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Introduction to cell biology, genetics, biotechnology, evolution, and diversity of plants and animals, emphasizing relevance to personal public health.

    Prereq: ENGL ACT score of 23 or completion of ENGL 101  with a "C" or better and eligibility for MATH 105 . Only one of BIOL 110 , BIOL 121  may be used for degree credit.
    LCCN: CBIO 1013.
    Rstr: Not available to Biology majors.
  
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    BIOL 122 - Biological Principles and Issues II


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Introduction to animal and plant structure and function, animal behavior, and ecology, emphasizing relevance to personal and public health.

    Prereq: BIOL 121 .
    LCCN: CBIO 1023.
    Rstr: Not available to Biology majors.
  
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    BIOL 123 - Biological Principles and Issues I Laboratory


    1 Credit(s). 2 Hour(s) Lab. 0 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Pre/Coreq: BIOL 121 .

    LCCN: CBIO 1011.
    Rstr: Not available to Biology majors.
  
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    BIOL 124 - Biological Principles and Issues II Laboratory


    1 Credit(s). 2 Hour(s) Lab. 0 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Pre/Coreq: BIOL 122 .

    Rstr: Not available to Biology majors.
  
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    BIOL 201 - Vertebrate Zoology


    4 Credit(s). 3 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Survey of the phylogeny, classification and natural history of fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.

    Prereq: BIOL 203 .
  
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    BIOL 203 - Biological Diversity


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Survey of phylogeny, classification and natural history of the kingdoms: Monera, Protista, Fungi, Plantae, and Anamalia.

    Prereq: BIOL 111 .
  
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    BIOL 206 - Biology for Elementary Education Majors


    3 Credit(s). 2 Hour(s) Lab. 2 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Investigative approach to principles and concepts of Biology and instruction in inquiry-based learning.

    Prereq: GEOL 225 , CHEM 212 .
    Rstr: Not for biology majors.
  
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    BIOL 208 - Biological Principles Laboratory for Teachers


    1 Credit(s). 2 Hour(s) Lab. 0 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Prereq: BIOL 122 .
    Rstr: Not for biology majors.
  
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    BIOL 209 - Library Resources in Biology


    1 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 1 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Methodology of biological information retrieval.

    Prereq: BIOL 111 , BIOL 113 .
  
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    BIOL 216 - Applied Anatomy and Physiology for Kinesiology


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Essestials of anatomy and physiology for non-physical and occupational therapy majors.

    Prereq: BIOL 110  with a grade of "C" or better.
    Coreq: BIOL 217 .
  
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    BIOL 217 - Applied Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory for Kinesiology


    1 Credit(s). 2 Hour(s) Lab. 0 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Emphasis on anatomy and basic human physiology.

    Prereq: BIOL 110  with a grade of "C" or better.
    Coreq: BIOL 216 .
  
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    BIOL 220 - Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Structure and function of all body systems.

    Prereq: BIOL 110  with a grade of "C" or better.
    Coreq: BIOL 221 .
    Rstr: Biology and allied health majors. Students will be allowed to enroll in this course only twice.
  
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    BIOL 221 - Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory


    1 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 1 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Integrated cat anatomy and basic human physiology principles.

    Prereq: BIOL 110  with a grade of "C" or better.
    Coreq: BIOL 220 .
    Rstr: Students will be allowed to enroll in this course only twice.
  
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    BIOL 230 - Fundamentals of Cell and Molecular Biology


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Structure and function of cells and molecules essential to cellular process.

    Prereq: BIOL 110  and BIOL 112  with a grade of "C" or better, BIOL 111  and CHEM 107  
    Coreq: BIOL 231 .
    LCCN: CBIO 2133 / BIOL 230 & 231 equivalent to (LCCN: CBIO 2134)
  
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    BIOL 231 - Fundamentals of Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory


    1 Credit(s). 3 Hour(s) Lab. 0 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Prereq: Preq: BIOL 111 , BIOL 112 .
    Coreq: BIOL 230 .
    LCCN: CBIO 2131 / BIOL 230 & 231 equivalent to LCCN: CBIO 2134).
  
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    BIOL 232 - Honors, Fundamentals of Cell and Molecular Biology


    3 Credit(s). 3 Hour(s) Lab. 4 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Structure and function of cells and molecules essential to cellular process.

    Prereq: BIOL 111 , BIOL 112  and permission of instructor required.
  
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    BIOL 233 - Genetics and Evolution


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Heredity, genetic analysis, and evolution; problem solving and quantitatiave reasoning.

    Prereq: BIOL 230 , BIOL 231 .
    Coreq: BIOL 234 .
    LCCN: CBIO 2513.
  
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    BIOL 234 - Genetics and Evolution Laboratory


    1 Credit(s). 2 Hour(s) Lab. 0 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Prereq: BIOL 230 , BIOL 231 .
    Coreq: BIOL 233 .
    LCCN: CBIO 2511.
  
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    BIOL 261 - General Microbiology


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Morphology, biology and growth of various groups of microorganisms and their effect on man and his environment.

    Prereq: BIOL 110 
    LCCN: CBIO 2103 / CBIO 2113 / CBIO 2123).
  
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    BIOL 263 - General Microbiology Laboratory


    2 Credit(s). 6 Hour(s) Lab. 0 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Fundamental techniques of microbial culture and identification.

    Prereq: CHEM 108 , CHEM 115 .
    Pre/Coreq: BIOL 261 .

    LCCN: CBIO 2121.
  
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    BIOL 264 - Microbiology Laboratory


    1 Credit(s). 2 Hour(s) Lab. 0 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Survey of laboratory techniques in microbiology.

    Pre/Coreq: BIOL 261 .

    LCCN: CBIO 2101 / BIOL 261 & 264 equivalent to LCCN: CBIO 2104 / LCCN: CBIO 2111 / BIOL 261 & 264 equivalent to LCCN: CBIO 2114.
  
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    BIOL 300 - Conservation of Natural Resources


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Environmental resources, conservation and sustainable use of resources. Current regional and global environmental problems.

    Rstr: Fulfills the general education biology requirement; credit to biology majors as elective only.
  
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    BIOL 302 - Hematology and Urinalysis


    3 Credit(s). 2 Hour(s) Lab. 2 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Current methods of clinical laboratories for analysis of blood and urine.

  
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    BIOL 303 - Sociobiology


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Biological and evolutionary basis of social behavior. Natural selection and genes; kin selection and altruism, reproductive behavior and strategies, sociality in animals, andrelevance of sociobiology in understanding human behavior.

    Rstr: Fulfills the general education biology requirement; credit to biology majors as free elective only.
  
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    BIOL 304 - Plants and Human Affairs


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Analysis of man's dependence on plants for food, drugs, materials and energy. Credit to biology majors as free elective only.

  
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    BIOL 305 - Survey of Marine Biology


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Biological realms, biodiversity, biogeography, ecological processes, and environmental issues in marine waters. Credit to biology majors as free elective only.

    Prereq: BIOL 111  or BIOL 121 .
  
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    BIOL 306 - Diversity of Land Plants


    4 Credit(s). 4 Hour(s) Lab. 2 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Morphology, reproductive biology and ecology of terrestrial plants. Terrestrial algae, bryophytes and vascular plants.

    Prereq: BIOL 203 .
  
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    BIOL 307 - Field Techniques


    3 Credit(s). 2 Hour(s) Lab. 2 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Principles and techniques of field research involving plant and animal populations.

    Prereq: BIOL 111 , or BIOL 121 , or MATH 250  with a grade of "C" or better.
  
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    BIOL 308 - Plant Anatomy


    4 Credit(s). 2 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Seed plants, origin and development of tissues and anatomy of root, stem, leaf, and reproductive structures.

    Prereq: BIOL 203 
  
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    BIOL 309 - Wildlife Ecology and Management


    3 Credit(s). 2 Hour(s) Lab. 2 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Ecology and management of bird and mammal populations subject to recreational or commercial harvest.

    Prereq: BIOL 233 , BIOL 234 .
  
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    BIOL 310 - Vertebrate Endocrinology


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Hormonal control emphasizing gender differentiation, growth, reproduction, stress response and environmental endocrine disruption in mammals, birds and reptiles.

    Prereq: BIOL 203 .
  
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    BIOL 311 - Vertebrate Endocrinology Laboratory


    1 Credit(s). 2 Hour(s) Lab. 0 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Exercises demonstrating hormonal control, gender differentiation, growth, reproduction, stress response, and environmental endocrine disruption in mammals, birds, and reptiles.

    Pre/Coreq: BIOL 310 .

  
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    BIOL 312 - Introduction to Coastal Ecology


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Ecology of coastal ecosystems covering management and restoration of wetlands, barrier islands and tidal waters and their associated flora and fauna.

    Rstr: Upper division students only and credit to biology majors as a free elective.
  
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    BIOL 313 - Animal Science


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Animal digestion, metabolism, reproduction and genetics. Credit to biology majors as non-biology elective only.

  
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    BIOL 314 - Animal Science Laboratory


    1 Credit(s). 2 Hour(s) Lab. 0 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Credit to biology majors as non-biology elective only.

    Coreq: BIOL 313 
  
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    BIOL 316 - Animal Nutrition


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Nutrition, digestive anatomy and physiology. Guidelines for nutritional management, and formulation and regulation of unique nutrient requirements for ruminant, small, and exotic animals. Credit to biology majors as non-biology elective only.

    Prereq: BIOL 313 
  
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    BIOL 317 - Agroecology


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Design, development, and management of sustainable agricultural systems. Credit to biology majors as non-biology elevtive only.

  
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    BIOL 318 - Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology


    4 Credit(s). 2 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Cat anatomy and advanced principles of human physiology as they pertain to all body systems. NOTE: Students will be allowed to enroll in this course only twice.

    Prereq: BIOL 220 , BIOL 221 , or equivalent introductory anatomy and physiology course with a grade of "C" or better.
  
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    BIOL 319 - Survey of Invertebrate Animals


    4 Credit(s). 3 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Classification and recognition of major invertebrate animal groups, with emphasis on organ-systems, ontogeny, structural systematic characters, and taxonomy of invertebrates, excepting insects. Laboratory centers on morphology and systematics of representative taxa.

    Prereq: BIOL 203 .
  
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    BIOL 321 - Entomology


    3 Credit(s). 2 Hour(s) Lab. 2 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Structure, life histories, classification, ecology, economic importance, and control of insects.

    Prereq: BIOL 203 .
  
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    BIOL 325 - General Physiology


    4 Credit(s). 3 Hour(s) Lab. 4 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Basic physiological processes common to animal, plant, and microbial systems; nutrient acquisition, metabolism, molecular and bulk transport, motility, intercellular communication; regulatory processes and interaction with the physical environment.

    Prereq: BIOL 203  and CHEM 231 , or permission of instructor required.
  
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    BIOL 326 - Microbiol Physiology and Genetics


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Microbial nutrition, growth, metabolic reactions and control mechanisms.

    Prereq: BIOL 233 , BIOL 234  , BIOL 261 .
  
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    BIOL 333 - Local Flora


    4 Credit(s). 2 Hour(s) Lab. 2 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Collection and identification of Louisiana plants. Field trips required.

    Prereq: BIOL 203 .
  
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    BIOL 337 - Genetics of Human Diseases


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Genetic characterization, inheritance, mapping, and testing of genetic diseases and other traits in humans.

    Prereq: BIOL 233 BIOL 234  
  
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    BIOL 340 - Immunobiology


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Fundamental concepts of infection and the immune response. Theories and applications of humoral, cellular and molecular immunology.

    Prereq: BIOL 231 , BIOL 232  or permission of instructor required.
  
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    BIOL 341 - Dendrology


    4 Credit(s). 4 Hour(s) Lab. 2 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Classification and identification of woody plants, emphasis on plants from Southeastern United States. Field trips required.

    Prereq: BIOL 203  
  
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    BIOL 342 - Immunobiology Laboratory


    2 Credit(s). 6 Hour(s) Lab. 0 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Experimental and serological applications of immunobiology for diagnosis of viral, bacterial and fungal diseases.

    Coreq: BIOL 340 .
  
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    BIOL 344 - Population Ecology


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Quantitative analysis of the ecological properties of plant and animal populations.

    Prereq: BIOL 233 , BIOL 234 .
  
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    BIOL 345 - Animal Behavior


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Animal behavior as shaped by evolutionary forces of natural and sexual selection.

    Prereq: BIOL 233 , BIOL 234  
  
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    BIOL 351 - Parasitology


    3 Credit(s). 2 Hour(s) Lab. 2 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Parasites of man and other animals.

    Prereq: BIOL 203  or permission of instructor required.
  
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    BIOL 354 - Pathogenic Microbiology


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Transmission, symptoms, diagnosis, pathogenesis and treatment of viral, bacterial and fungal diseases.

    Prereq: BIOL 261 , BIOL 340 , BIOL 342 , or permission of instructor required.
  
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    BIOL 356 - Pathogenic Microbiology Laboratory


    2 Credit(s). 6 Hour(s) Lab. 0 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Prereq: BIOL 263 .
    Coreq: BIOL 354  or permission of instructor required.
  
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    BIOL 360 - Principles of Ecology


    4 Credit(s). 3 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Patterns and processes of organisms, populations, communities, and ecosystems with application of these principles to environmental problems.

    Prereq: MATH 250 , BIOL 233 , BIOL 234 , or permission of instructor required.
    LCCN: CECO 4124.
  
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    BIOL 370 - Special Topics in Biology


    1-4 Credit(s).

    Content varies. Course title will appear on student's transcript. Advanced treatment of a selected biological phenomenon.

  
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    BIOL 399 - Junior Research Proposal


    4 Hour(s) Lecture.

    First in a series of three courses (including 498, 499). Investigation of literature in a particular field of biology under supervision of a faculty member. Emphasis is on preparation for laboratory or field research; includes writing a research proposal. Prior to registering, the student must find a faculty member willing to supervise this project.

    Rstr: Junior standing required.
  
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    BIOL 400 - Microbiological Preparations I


    2 Credit(s). 4 Hour(s) Lab. 0 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Laboratory preparations for the advanced undergraduate student.

    Prereq: BIOL 261 , BIOL 263 ; CHEM 108 , CHEM 115 .
  
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    BIOL 401 - Microbiological Preparations II


    2 Credit(s). 4 Hour(s) Lab. 0 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Laboratory preparations for the advanced undergraduate student.

    Prereq: BIOL 261 , BIOL 263 ; CHEM 108 , CHEM 115 .
  
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    BIOL 403(G) - Fundamentals of Virology


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Structure, assay, classification, biochemistry and molecular biology of viruses.

  
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    BIOL 405(G) - Mammalogy


    4 Credit(s). 2 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Emphasis on structure, classification, distribution, life history, evolution, and identification of mammals of the world. Participation in extended field trips is required.

    Rstr: Permission of instructor required.
  
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    BIOL 407(G) - Environmental Toxicology


    4 Credit(s). 3 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Overview of occurrence of pollutants in aquatic and terrestrial environments and the atmosphere, pollutant dynamics and metabolism, and pollutant effects on biota at different organizational levels. Laboratory centers on methodology, instrumentation, and other practical aspects.

    Prereq: BIOL 110 , BIOL 111 ; CHEM 107 , or permission of instructor required.
  
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    BIOL 408(G) - Plant Physiology


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Water relations, mineral nutrition, respiration, photosynthesis and light regulation, phytohormones, and movements of plants.

  
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    BIOL 409(G) - Plant Physiology Laboratory


    2 Credit(s). 5 Hour(s) Lab. 0 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Laboratory exercises on quantitative physiological effects and enzyme, protein, light, and hormonal control.

    Coreq: BIOL 408(G) 
  
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    BIOL 410 - Individual Project


    1-6 Credit(s).

    Collaboration with a faculty member on a biological research project. Prior to registering, the student must find a faculty member willing to collaborate on a research project.

    Rstr: Junior standing and fourteen credits of biology.
  
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    BIOL 412(G) - Conservation Biology and Biodiversity


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Application of ecological and evolutionary theory to the management of rare and threatened species, communities, and ecosystems. Emphasis on human threats to wildlife species and habitats.

    Prereq: BIOL 203 .
  
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    BIOL 413(G) - Herpetology


    4 Credit(s). 4 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Biology of amphibians and reptiles, including studies of diversity, evolution, behavior, ecology, physiology, and conservation. Laboratory focuses on diversity, systematics, biogeography, and conservation. Required field trips.

    Prereq: BIOL 203  or permission of instructor required.
  
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    BIOL 414(G) - Ornithology


    4 Credit(s). 3 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Avian evolution, ecology, physiology, and behavior. Laboratories include required field trips and focus on identification, life history, and conservations of birds.

    Rstr: Permission of instructor required.
  
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    BIOL 415(G) - Biogeography


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Integration of concepts of ecology, evolutionary biology, geology, and physical geography relative to distribution of species.

  
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    BIOL 417 - Resource Biology Internship


    1-4 Credit(s).

    Structured participation in professional work experience in the biological sciences.

    Rstr: Biology majors only, junior standing, permission of instructor required.
  
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    BIOL 418(G) - Microscopy Theory and Applications


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Includes light, electron, fluorescence, and scanning probe microscopy. Emphasis on computer-based acquisition and processing of images.

    Prereq: BIOL 110 ; CHEM 108 .
  
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    BIOL 420 - Scientific Cruise or Expedition


    1-6 Credit(s).

    Structured participation in an oceanographic cruise, scientific expedition or similar research endeavor. (5 day minimum.) Routine course field trips and unsupervised trips will not apply.

    Rstr: Junior standing and permission of advisor required.
  
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    BIOL 423(G) - Neurobiology


    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Anatomy, physiology and development of the nervous system; cognitive and behavorial neuroscience.

    Prereq: BIOL 233 , BIOL 234  and permission of instructor required.
  
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    BIOL 424(G) - Neurobiology Laboratory


    1 Credit(s). 3 Hour(s) Lab. 0 Hour(s) Lecture.

    Prereq: BIOL 220 , BIOL 221 
    Pre/Coreq: BIOL 423(G)  or permission of instructor required.

 

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