Lower-Division

BIOE 19 Biodiversity in the Age of Humans

How can we better understand how humans have affected Earth and its inhabitants? Explores how DNA shed by organisms into the environment can be collected and used to study Earth's biodiversity, with applications in medicine, anthropology, agriculture, and conservation.

Credits

5

Instructor

Beth Shapiro

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to first-year students, sophomores, and juniors.

Quarter offered

Spring

BIOE 20B Development and Physiology

Topics in morphology, physiology, development, genetics, and endocrinology selected to exemplify current issues and perspectives in organismic biology.

Credits

5

Instructor

Robin Dunkin

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A.

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

BIOE 20C Ecology and Evolution

Introduction to ecology and evolution covering principles of evolution at the molecular, organismal, and population levels. Evolutionary topics include genetic and phenotypic variation, natural selection, adaptation, speciation, and macroevolution. Also covers behavioral, population, and community ecology including applied ecological issues.

Credits

5

Instructor

Baldo Marinovic

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

BIOE 75 Scientific Diving Certification

Prerequisite for course 161/L, Kelp Forest Ecology, and all research diving performed under the auspices of UCSC or other academic institutions. Course work includes lectures and scuba diving. Topics include subtidal sampling techniques, navigation, low visibility diving, search and recovery, rescues, small boat use, oxygen administration for divers, technical blue water deep diving, physics, and physiology. Apply online at http://www2.ucsc.edu/sci-diving. Students are billed a course materials fee that covers costs for equipment use, materials, and transportation. Prerequisite(s): skill level equal to Advanced Scuba Diver Certification, pass scuba physical, provide own scuba gear, be certified in CPR and First Aid; and interview: pass swim test and scuba skills test.

Credits

2

Instructor

Stephen Clabuesch

Quarter offered

Spring

BIOE 80S Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics

Probability and statistics underlie much of our everyday experience and, as such, there is a fundamental need for an understanding of the use, and misuse, of statistics. This course is taught through case studies based in biology, politics, economics, crime, education, disease, conservation, and other fields of interest. For example, does a change in crime rate really affect your probability of being a victim of a crime? The goal is to provide all students with sufficient understanding probability and statistics to determine if everyday and often sensationalistic reporting of statistical results is meaningful.

Credits

5

Instructor

Peter Raimondi

General Education Code

SR

BIOE 82 Introduction to Field Research and Conservation

A field-based course with overnight and day trips to regionally diverse areas throughout Central California. Field trips and lectures familiarize students with a wide variety of topics in the ecological, conservation, and environmental science as well as natural-resource management. Enrollment is by instructor permission. Students are billed a materials fee.

Credits

2

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

BIOE 85 Natural History of the UCSC Natural Reserves

Lectures and field trips familiarize students with the flora and fauna of the UCSC Natural Reserves. Field trips focus on surveying and identifying vertebrates and plants at each UCSC Natural Reserve (Fort Ord, Campus Reserve, Big Creek, Younger Lagoon, and Ano Nuevo).

Credits

5

General Education Code

PE-E

Quarter offered

Spring

BIOE 95 Seymour Center Docent Training

Taught as a series of seminars, course provides a survey of marine sciences and the role of scientific research in understanding and conserving the world's oceans. Topics include: marine biology, ecology, conservation, coastal geology, and climate change. This series is intended to prepare students to interpret research and inform the public by leading tours at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center at the Long Marine Lab. Enrollment is by application and interview.

Credits

2

General Education Code

PR-S

Quarter offered

Winter

BIOE 99 Tutorial

Individual, directed study for undergraduates. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer