UCF Biology

Course Information

**Courses are ordered by their course number


Ethnobotany - BOT 3800

Historical and modern uses of plants economically important in various cultures.

Credits: COS-BIOL 3(3,0)
Prerequisites: BSC 2011C or C.I.

Plant Anatomy - BOT 4223C

Astudy of development, structure and function of the principal organs and tissue of vascular plants. Occasional.

Credits: COS-BIOL 4(3,3)
Prerequisites: BSC 2010C and BSC 2011C, or C.I.
Fee: $15.00

Plant Kingdom - BOT 4303C

A survey of the plant kingdom utilizing comparative morphology, structure and functions to demonstrate relationships among extant and extinct forms. Occasional.

Credits: COS-BIOL 5(3,6)
Prerequisites: BSC 2010C and BSC 2011C, or C.I.
Fee: $40.00

Plant Physiology - BOT 4503

A Study of mechanisms used by plants to cope with the environment. Occasional.

Credits: COS-BIOL 3(3,0)
Prerequisites: PCB 3023 or C.I.

Plant Physiology laboratory - BOT 4503L

The laboratory to accompany BOT4503. Occasional.

Credits: COS-BIOL 1(0,3)
Prerequisites: BOT4503
Fee: $15.00

Plant Taxonomy - BOT 4713C

Systematic classification and identification of vascular plants, with emphasis on the flora of peninsular Florida. Occasional.

Credits: COS-BIOL 5(3,6)
Prerequisites: BSC 2010C and BSC 2011C, or C.I.
Fee: $45.00

Permission of Honors. - BSC 1005

A study of various biological factors which affect the health and survival of man in modern society. Designed for non-majors. Fall, Spring.

Credits: COS-BIOL 3(3,0)

Biological Principles-Honors - BSC 1005H

Biological factors that affect dependence on the environ ment; the role of human population preserving ecological integrity. Occasional.

Credits: COS-BIOL 3(3,0)
Prerequisites: Permission of Honors.

Biological Principles Laboratory - BSC 1005L

The laboratory to accompany BSC 1005. Fall, Spring.

Credits: COS-BIOL 1(0,2)
Prerequisites: BSC 1005
Fee: $15.00

Biology and Environment - BSC 1050

Biological implications of the interaction among human society, population, and technology in relation to the environment and natural systems. Designed for non-majors. Occasional.

Credits: COS-BIOL 3(3,0)
Prerequisites: Biology and Environment

Biology and Environment-Honors - BSC 1050H

Biological implications of the interaction among human society, population, and technology in relation to the environment and natural systems. Field trips required. Designed for Honors non-majors. Occasional.

Credits: COS-BIOL 3(1,4)
Prerequisites: Permission of Honors

Biology and Environment Laboratory - BSC 1050L

The laboratory to accompany BSC 1050. Occasional.

Credits: COS-BIOL 1(0,2)
Prerequisites: BSC 1050
Fee: $15.00

Biology I - BSC 2010C

Open only to students whose major requires this specific course. Cellular and chemical basis of life, genetics, and the theory of evolution. Emphasis on problem solving, analysis, synthesis of information, and applying data effectively. Fall, Spring.    

Credits: COS-BIOL 4(3,2)
Prerequisites: High school biology or C.I.
Fee: $15.00

General Biology Honors - BSC 2010H

Priority given to students whose major requires this course. Basic principles and unifying concepts of modern biology. Introduction to quantitative experimentation using intensive, open-ended labs. Fall, Spring.  

Credits: COS-BIOL 4(3,3)
Prerequisites: Permission of Honors.
Fee: $24.00

Biology II - BSC 2011C

Open only to students whose major requires this specific course. Continuation of BSC 2010C. Organismal anatomy and physiology as it relates to biodiversity, ecology and evolution. Emphasis on problem solving, analysis, synthesis of information, and applying data effectively. Fall, Spring.  

Credits: COS-BIOL 4(3,3)
Prerequisites: BSC 2010C or C.I.
Fee: $20.00

Honors Biodiversity - BSC 2011H

BSC 2011C for honors students; enhanced by considerable field work, a CD-ROM text, relevant video programs and readings written by authorities in the field. Occasional.

Credits: COS-BIOL 4(2,6)
Prerequisites: Permission of Honors and BSC 2010H or C.I.

Marine Biology - BSC 4312C

The biological, ecological, physical and chemical aspects of the worldÕs oceans. Even Spring.

Credits: COS-BIOL 4(3,3)
Prerequisites: PCB 3044 and STA2023
Fee: $45.00

Biology Laboratory Techniques - BSC 4422L

Individual and small group instruction in current laboratory techniques beyond the scope of typical Biology laboratories. May be repeated for credit, up to a maximum of 4 credits total. Graded S/U. Occasional.

Credits: COS-BIOL 1-4(0,3-12)
Prerequisites: PCB 3044, CHM 2210, or C.I.

Instructional Experiences in Undergraduate Biology - BSC 4937

Preparation of undergraduate students to more effectively learn biological concepts by facilitating learning in variety of university biology labs. May be repeated for credit. Graded S/U. Fall, Spring.

Credits: COS-BIOL 2(0,2)
Prerequisites: PCB 3063, Biology major with 80 semester hours and 3.0 gpa.

Tropical Biology Research and Conservation - BSC 5258L

Research and conservation in New World tropics, including a field trip to Belize. Tropical biodiversity and forest ecology, integrating conservation strategies in research and communication. Occasional.

Credits: COS-BIOL 3(0,3)
Prerequisites: Graduate standing or C.I.

Biogeography - BSC 5821

Study of geographic variation in nature, ranging from past to present and from genes to ecosystems. Occasional.

Credits: COS-BIOL 4(4,0)
Prerequisites: Graduate standing or C.I.
Fee: $15.00

Zoo and Aquarium Biology Management - PAZ 5235

Conservation, propagation and exhibition of wild animals in captivity. Occasional.

Credits: COS-BIOL 3(3,0)
Prerequisites: Successful completion of PCB 3044 and PCB 3063 and C.I.

Molecular Cell Biology - PCB 3023

Structure and function of eukaryotic cells including bioenergetics, protein structure and function, chromosome structure, DNA repair and recombination, membrane structure and transport, intracellular vesicle trafficking, cell signaling, apoptosis and cell cycle control and organization and functions of the cytoskeleton and extracellular matrix. Fall, Spring.  

Credits: COS-BIOL 3(3,0)
Prerequisites: BSC 2010C, CHM 2210, and PCB 3063, or C.I.

Molecular Cell Biology Laboratory - PCB 3024L

Critical thinking, technical skills, and integration of biochemical, molecular, and microscopic experimental approaches to understanding cell structure and function. Occasional.

Credits: COS-BIOL 2(0,8)
Prerequisites: PCB 3023

Principles of Ecology - PCB 3044

Elements of ecosystems, biogeochemical cycling, environmental factor interactions, population dynamics, and community development. Fall.

Credits: COS-BIOL 3(3,0)
Prerequisites: BSC 2010C, BSC 2011C, and CHM 2045C, or C.I.

Principles of Ecology Laboratory - PCB 3044L

Field and laboratory investigations of natural ecosystems, with emphasis on current methodology in ecology. Fall.

Credits: COS-BIOL 1(0,3)
Prerequisites: PCB 3044 or C.I.
Fee: $15.00

Genetics - PCB 3063

Basic principles of heredity as applied to prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Fall, Spring. Spring 2012

Credits: COS-BIOL 3(3,0)
Prerequisites: BSC 2010C and CHM 2046, or C.I.

Honors Genetics - PCB 3063H

Basic principles of heredity as applied to prokaryotes and eukaryotes with honors content. Occasional.  

Credits: COS-BIOL 3(3,0)
Prerequisites: BSC 2010C and CHM 2046, or C.I., and consent of Honors

Genetics Laboratory - PCB 3063L

Introduction to laboratory techniques of genetics. Fall, Spring.

Credits: COS-BIOL 1(0,3)
Prerequisites: PCB 3063 or C.I.
Fee: $28.00

Immunology - PCB 3233

Basic principles of immune reactions, antigen antibody interactions, cell mediated immunity, tumor immunology, and immuno therapy. Fall.

Credits: COM-M&M 3(3,0)
Prerequisites: BSC 2010C

Immunology Laboratory - PCB 3233L

Introduction to laboratory techniques in immunology. Fall, Spring.

Credits: COM-M&M 1(0,3)
Prerequisites: PCB 3233
Fee: $45.00

Aquatic Biology - PCB 3301C

Plant and animal components of freshwater environments. Occasional.

Credits: COS-BIOL 4(3,4)
Prerequisites: BSC 2010C and BSC 2011C, or C.I.
Fee: $20.00

River Ecology - PCB 3304C

Ecology, limnology, and conservation of rivers with special emphasis on Florida water systems. Occasional.

Credits: COS-BIOL 4(2,4)
Prerequisites: BSC 2011C or C.I.

Marine Bio Diversity - PCB 3314

The diversity of life in our oceans. Occasional.

Credits: COS-BIOL 3(3,0)
Prerequisites: BSC 2010C, CHM 2045C, and CHM 2046

Tropical Ecology and Conservation - PCB 3354

Geography, ecology, and environmental problems encountered in various tropical ecosystems with particular emphasis towards terrestrial systems in tropical rainforests. Occasional.

Credits: COS_BIOL 3(3,0)
Prerequisites: PCB 3044 with a grade of C or better or C.I.

Tropical Marine Biology - PCB 3355C

Intensive, one week field course at an institute of marine science. Diving/snorkeling will be used extensively to study organisms on pristine coral reefs. Occasional.

Credits: COS-BIOL 2(1,1)
Prerequisites: BSC 2010C and BSC 2011C or C.I.

Florida Aquatic Ecology - PCB 3442

An introduction to aquatic ecology of Florida with emphasis on ponds, lakes, streams, and rivers. Occasional.

Credits: COS-BIOL 3(3,0)
Prerequisites: BSC 2010C and BSC 2011C, or C.I.

Florida Ecology, Natural History and Conservation- PCB 4353 - PCB 4353

     

Credits: COS-BIOL 3(3,0)
Prerequisites: PR: PCB 3044C, or C.I. General ecology, habitats, vegetation types, wildlife, and conservation issues of Florida. Odd Fall.

Genetics II - PCB 4514

Advanced topics in Genetics, including extra-nuclear inheritance, epigenesis, gene and chromosome mutation, genetics of development and behavior, and advanced genetic analytical techniques. Occasional.

Credits: COS-BIOL 3(3,0)
Prerequisites: PCB 3063

Evolutionary Biology - PCB 4683

Demographic and genetic structure of populations and their relationship to speciation, adaptation, and macroevolutionary processes in plants and animals. Fall, Spring.  

Credits: COS-BIOL 4(4,0)
Prerequisites: A grade of "C" (2.0) or better in PCB 3044 and PCB 3063 or C.I.

Evolutionary Biology Lab - PCB 4683L

Reading, problem solving and discussion on current topics in evolutionary biology. Fall, Spring.

Credits: COS-BIOL 1(0,2)
Prerequisites: PCB 4683
Fee: $10.00

Animal Physiology - PCB 4723

Functions of body processes occurring in animals, with emphasis on vertebrate physiology. Fall and Spring.  

Credits: COS-BIOL 4(4,0)
Prerequisites: PCB 3023 or C.I.

Ecosystems of Florida - PCB 5326C

Ecosystems of Florida will be discussed to include geography, geology, climate, energetics, nutrient cycling, community structure and conservation. Occasional.

Credits: COS-BIOL 5(3,2)
Prerequisites: PCB 3044, PCB 3044L or equivalent, and graduate status or senior standing or C.I.
Fee: $15.00

Marine Ecology of Florida - PCB 5435C

Survey of experimental methods used in the study of marine communities in central and southern Florida, combining field manipulation and readings from primary literature. Odd Spring.

Credits: COS-BIOL 4(2,6)
Prerequisites: BSC 4312C, graduate status or senior standing, or C.I.
Fee: $45.00

Models in Ecology - PCB 5485

A survey of how simulation models are applied to ecological questions of both a theoretical and managerial nature. Occasional.

Credits: COS-BIOL 3(3,0)
Prerequisites: PCB 3044, MAC 2311 (or equivalent), and graduate status or senior standing or C.I.
Fee: $15.00

Human Genetics - PCB 5665C

Human Genetics provides a theoretical framework for understanding the biology of the human species. Occasional.

Credits: COS-BIOL 4(3,2)
Prerequisites: PCB 3063, graduate status or senior standing, or C.I.
Fee: $15.00

Current Research in Population Genetics and Evolution - PCB 5935

Fundamentals of population genetics and application to evolutionary theory. Occasional.

Credits: COS-BIOL 3(3,0)
Prerequisites: Genetics and Population Biology or graduate standing in Biology.

Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy - ZOO 3713C

The vertebrate animals, relationships of organs and systems, and their phylogenetic significance. Fall/Spring.  

Credits: COS-BIOL 5(3,6)
Prerequisites: BSC 2010C and BSC 2011C, or C.I.
Fee: $35.00

Biology and Ecology of Metazoan Invertebrates - ZOO 4205C

Anatomy, ecology, taxonomy, behavior, evolution, and parasitological relations of the radiates, bilateria, acoelous, pseudocoelous, schizocoelous, and enterocoelous invertebrates. Occasional.  

Credits: COS-BIOL 4(3,3)
Prerequisites: BSC 2010C, BSC 2011C, PCB 3044 or C.I.
Fee: $15.00

Herpetology – ZOO 4462C - ZOO 4462C

Credits: COS-BIOL 4(2,4)
Prerequisites: PR: C.I. Introduction to the biology of the amphibians and reptiles, their classification, evolution, and life histories. Occasional

Animal Behavior - ZOO 4513

Study of the current ideas in animal behavior, including the mechanism of behavior and evolutionary explanations. Odd Fall.

Credits: COS-BIOL 3(3,0)
Prerequisites: PCB 3044

Embryology/fileselopment - ZOO 4603C

Concepts of developmental processes. Emphasis on mechanisms underlying vertebrate development. Spring.  

Credits: COS-BIOL 5(3,4)
Prerequisites: PCB 3063 and PCB 3023 or PCB 3522 or C.I.
Fee: $25.00

Ichthyology - ZOO 5456C

Introduction to the biology of the fishes, their classification, evolution, and life histories. Occasional.  

Credits: COS-BIOL 4(2,6)
Prerequisites: ZOO 4310C, and graduate status or senior standing or C.I.
Fee: $25.00

Mammalogy - ZOO 5486C

Introduction to the biology of mammals, their classification, evolution, and life histories. Occasional.

Credits: COS-BIOL 4(2,6)
Prerequisites: 6 hours of zoology, and graduate status or senior standing, or C.I.
Fee: $15.00

Behavioral Ecology - ZOO 5520

Introduction to the field of Behavioral Ecology, which studies evolution of animal behavior in the wild. Occasional.

Credits: COS-BIOL 3(3,0)
Prerequisites: graduate status or senior standing, and C.I.