BIOE-Biology Ecology and Evolutionary

BIOE 3 Concepts in Biology

A non-survey course suitable for people who have not had biology. A historical and experimental approach covers five key biological concepts: homeostasis, the integration of structure and function, cell theory, the mechanism of heredity, and evolution. Students cannot receive credit for this course after receiving prior credit for BIOL 20A, BIOE 20B, or BIOE 20C. (Formerly Biology 3.) Prerequisite(s): completion of biology placement exam recommended, http://biosci.ucsc.edu/bioplacex.html.

Credits

5

Instructor

Baldo Marinovic

Quarter offered

Winter, Summer

BIOE 21B Accelerated Development and Physiology

An accelerated introduction to topics in the organismal biology of plants and animals, covering morphology, anatomy, physiology, and development. Biology 21B counts as the equivalent of Biology 20B for prerequisites and major requirements. Prerequisite(s): grade (or equivalent performance level) of A in course 20A, or grade (or equivalent performance level) of A or B in course 21A.

Credits

5

BIOE 21C Accelerated Ecology and Evolution

Accelerated introduction to ecology and evolution, emphasizing principles and processes spanning molecular, organismal, population, community, and ecosystem levels. Topics include history of Earth and life, physical and chemical environments, biogeochemical cycling, genetic and phenotypic variation, natural selection, adaptation, demography, species interactions, speciation, macroevolution, and biogeography. Biology 21C counts as the equivalent of Biology 20C for prerequisites and major requirements. Prerequisite(s): by application; passing score on biology placement examination.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Fall

BIOE 80N Biology of Human Health and Nutrition

An introduction to the biology of human nutrition and its effects on human health. The course explores how nutrient balance, exercise, and age interact in their effects on human health, fitness, and disease.

Credits

5

General Education Code

SI

BIOE 80P Infectious Diseases and Human Populations

An overview of the biology of infectious diseases in human societies including why diseases vary in severity, how human bodies defend themselves, and how public health efforts cope with the problem of rapidly evolving pathogens.

Credits

5

General Education Code

SI

BIOE 128 Ecology and Physiology of Large Marine Vertebrates

Lectures and laboratory computer exercises familiarize students with research methods, study design, statistics, and research tools for large marine vertebrates (seals, birds, fish, and sharks). Research topics include: animal tracking; diving physiology; behavior; foraging ecology; and energetics.

Credits

5

Instructor

Patrick Robinson

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A and BIOE 20B and BIOE 20C.

Quarter offered

Spring

BIOE 132 Comparative Physiology of Vertebrates

Comparative physiology of mammals, birds, and fish with emphasis on locomotor performance and exercise in aquatic and terrestrial environments. Cardiovascular, respiratory, and skeletal muscle systems examined.

Credits

5

Instructor

Terrie Williams

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A, BIOE 20B, and BIOE 20C; biochemistry, cell biology, and vertebrate anatomy recommended.

Quarter offered

Winter

BIOE 170 Molecular Ecology and Evolution

An introduction to evolution at the molecular level. Topics include neutral theory of evolution, natural selection, molecular clocks, molecular phylogenetics, and biogeography. (Formerly Biology 176.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Giacomo Bernardi

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A, BIOE 20B, and BIOE 20C. Must be taken concurrently with BIOE 170L.

BIOE 170L Molecular Ecology and Evolution Laboratory

One laboratory section per week that applies the theory developed in course 170 to computer and laboratory experiments. Students are billed a materials fee. (Formerly Biology 176.)

Credits

2

Instructor

Giacomo Bernardi

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A, BIOE 20B, and BIOE 20C. BIOE 170 must be taken concurrently.a

BIOE 198 Independent Field Study

Provides for individual programs of study (a) by means other than the usual supervision in person, or (b) when the student is doing all or most of the coursework off campus. With permission of the department, may be repeated for credit, or two or three courses taken concurrently. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

BIOE 233 Exercise Physiology

Physiological and biochemical processes associated with human performance. Students are expected to be familiar with basic organ physiology, biochemistry, and human anatomy. Focuses on bioenergetics and fuel utilization, cardiovascular and respiratory dynamics during activity, and the effects of training, age, and disease on exercise. Laboratory sessions incorporated into study sections. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 133. Prerequisite(s): by interview; BIOE 131 or 132 recommended as preparation. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. (Formerly Biology 233.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Terrie Williams