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Course ID:PBIO 1210. 3 hours.
Course Title:Principles of Plant Biology
Course
Description:
Basic principles of biology, with an emphasis on plants and application of science to daily life. Topics include plant structure and function, energy metabolism, cell biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, genetics, evolution, and ecology. Lab is not required. This class complements Organismal Plant Biology, but these two classes do not form a sequence. They can be taken independently or in any order, including concurrently.
Athena Title:PRIN PLANT BIOL
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO 1210L. 1 hour. 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Principles of Plant Biology Laboratory
Course
Description:
Provides the opportunity to perform experiments designed to convey the basic principles of plant biology with an emphasis on cell biology, plant structure and function, energy metabolism, genetics, evolution, and ecology.
Athena Title:Principles Plant Biology Lab
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO 1220L. 1 hour. 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Organismal Plant Biology Laboratory
Course
Description:
Investigative laboratory experience concerning the diversity of plants, fungi, algae, and prokaryotes; observational study of the major groups of land plants; human uses of plants and plant products.
Athena Title:Organismal Plant Biology Lab
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO 1220. 3 hours.
Course Title:Organismal Plant Biology
Course
Description:
Plant biology course focused on organisms, including evolution and diversity of plants, fungi, algae, and bacteria; the relation of these organisms to human affairs; plant classification; plant structure and function; plant breeding and genetic engineering; ecology and biomes.
Athena Title:Organismal Plant Biology
Nontraditional Format:The lab is not required. This class complements Principles of Plant Biology, but these two classes do not form a sequence. They can be taken independently or in any order, including concurrently.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO 2000. 1 hour.
Course Title:Plant-Based Solutions
Course
Description:
Introduces students to the department of Plant Biology and provides an overview of plant-based solutions to societal and environmental challenges. It is intended for students considering plant-oriented careers in biotechnology, genomics, and ecological and environmental sciences.
Athena Title:Plant-Based Solutions
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:PBIO 2500E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Natural History of Georgia Plants
Course
Description:
A course for non-majors, examining variation in vegetation among Georgia’s physiographic provinces. Emphasis on conservation issues, including coverage of invasive and exotic species, and climate change. Course will incorporate guest lectures by outside experts and will include virtual “walk- throughs” that emulate a hike.
Athena Title:Natural History of GA Plants
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PATH(ANTH)(PBIO) 3010. 3 hours.
Course Title:Fungi: Friends and Foes
Course
Description:
Impact of fungi on human affairs. Historical and current uses of fungi by humans as well as the roles of fungi in various ecosystems.
Athena Title:Fungi Friends and Foes
Prerequisite:(BIOL 1103 and BIOL 1103L) or (BIOL 1104 and BIOL 1104L) or BIOL 1107-1107L or BIOL 1108-1108L or (PBIO 1220 and PBIO 1220L)
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO 3270. 3 hours.
Course Title:Flowers
Course
Description:
Biological concepts that are pertinent to the ecology and evolution of plants, focusing on the most attractive reproductive structure of plants-flowers! Topics will include the morphology, structures, functions, and diversity of flowering plants. Class format is highly interactive. Students will learn the key concepts from both lecture materials and hands-on activities working with flowers.
Athena Title:Flowers
Prerequisite:BIOL 1103 or BIOL 1104 or BIOL 1107 or BIOL 1108 or BIOL 2107 or BIOL 2108 or PBIO 1210 or PBIO 1220
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO 3400. 3 hours.
Course Title:Plants and Society
Course
Description:
Survey of economically important plants, their origins, economic development, and their historical and contemporary effects on the development of modern society.
Athena Title:PLANTS & SOC
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:HORT(ANTH)(PBIO) 3440. 3 hours.
Course Title:Herbs, Spices, and Medicinal Plants
Course
Description:
Historical and contemporary significance of herbs, spices, and medicinal plants in human culture and commerce; chemical and biological characteristics; commercial production techniques; application in modern and traditional medical systems.
Athena Title:HERB&MEDICINAL PLTS
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:HORT(ANTH)(PBIO) 3440E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Herbs, Spices, and Medicinal Plants
Course
Description:
Historical and contemporary significance of herbs, spices, and medicinal plants in human culture and commerce; chemical and biological characteristics; commercial production techniques; application in modern and traditional medical systems.
Athena Title:HERB&MEDICINAL PLTS
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO 3600. 4 hours.
Course Title:Plant Cell and Developmental Biology
Course
Description:
Structure and function of plant cells, their membranes, cell walls, organelles and tissues; energy transduction and signalling mechanisms; regulation of gene expression in response to the environment, tissue interactions, hormones and during development; developmental programs and their controls during flowering, gametogenesis, fertilization, embryogenesis, seed germination, and morphogenesis.
Athena Title:Plant Cell and Develop Biology
Prerequisite:BCMB(BIOL)(CHEM) 3100 or BCMB 4010/6010 or BCMB 4020/6020
Pre or Corequisite:GENE(BIOL) 3200 or PGEN 3580
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO 3650-3650L. 4 hours. 3 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Plant Ecology
Course
Description:
Examination of distribution and abundances of plant species at the individual, population, community, and ecosystem scales, including global patterns, and the role of interactions of plants with their environment and other organisms.
Athena Title:Plant Ecology
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in or ECOL 3500, ECOL 3500L, GEOG 3210
Prerequisite:(BIOL 1108 and BIOL 1108L) or (BIO 2108H and 2108H) or (PBIO(BIOL) 1210 and PBIO(BIOL)1210L) or (PBIO(BIOL) 1220 and PBIO(BIOL)1220L) or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO 3660L. 4 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit. 8 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Plant Biology Intensive Laboratory
Course
Description:
An intensive field, laboratory, and informatics course focused on the biology and evolution of Georgia plants in a local habitat. Methods include those used in experimental field biology, taxonomy, population biology, and DNA-based identification of taxa and their evolutionary history.
Athena Title:Plant Biology Intensive Lab
Prerequisite:(BIOL 1108 and BIOL 1108L) or (BIOL 2108H and BIOL 2108L) or (PBIO 1210 and PBIO 1210L) or (PBIO 1220 and PBIO 1220L) or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO 3700. 3-4 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Advanced Topics in Plant Biology
Course
Description:
Advanced study relating to a central theme of special interest in the field of plant biology. Intended for majors in the Division of Biology. Topics and instructors vary from semester to semester.
Athena Title:Advanced Topics in Plant Biol
Prerequisite:(BIOL 1107 and BIOL 1107L) or (BIOL 1108 and 1108L) or (BIOL 2107H and BIOL 2107L) or (BIOL 2108H and BIOL 2108L) or (PBIO 1210 and PBIO 1210L) or (PBIO 1220 and PBIO 1220L) or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO 3900. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Readings in Plant Biology
Course
Description:
Individual or small group directed readings from scientific journals in a selected area of Plant Biology.
Athena Title:Readings in Plant Biology
Nontraditional Format:Independent research.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO 3900H. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Readings in Plant Biology (Honors)
Course
Description:
Individual or small group directed readings from scientific journals in a selected area of Plant Biology.
Athena Title:Readings in Plant Biology Hon
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in PBIO 3900
Nontraditional Format:Independent research.
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BTEC(BCMB)(PBIO) 4000L. 4 hours. 8 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Methods in Biotechnology
Course
Description:
Laboratory instruction in the methods for manipulation of plants, microbes, and animals for biotechnological purposes.
Athena Title:BTEC METH
Prerequisite:BCMB(BIOL)(CHEM) 3100
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BINF(PBIO) 4040/6040. 3 hours.
Course Title:Essential Biology for Quantitative Scientists
Course
Description:
The essential elements of biology necessary for a scientist with a background in the quantitative sciences to begin working in the biological sciences. Core biological concepts will be presented with the goal of getting computer scientists, physicists, and mathematicians started in understanding biology and finding productive areas of research inquiry.
Athena Title:BIOL FOR QUANT SCI
Undergraduate Prerequisite:CHEM 1211 or CHEM 1411 or CHEM 1311H or permission of department
Graduate Prerequisite:CHEM 1211 or CHEM 1411 or CHEM 1311H or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MARS(PBIO) 4160-4160L. 4 hours. 3 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Life and Death in the Salt Marsh
Course
Description:
Exploration of the diversity, adaptations, and interacting functional roles of estuarine plants, animals, and microorganisms.
Athena Title:SALT MARSH ECOLOGY
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in BTNY 4160
Nontraditional Format:This course includes both a lecture and a laboratory component. Lectures are primarily concentrated during the first week of the class, after which students spend 10 days at the UGA Marine Institute on Sapelo Island doing a combination of laboratory and field work. (Students are required to spend 8-10 hours in class during this period.) The final week focuses on data analysis and interpretation of independent research, and includes discussion and synthesis sessions.
Prerequisite:(BIOL 1104 and BIOL 1104L) or BIOL 1108-1108L or PBIO 1220-1220L or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PATH(PBIO) 4200/6200-4200L/6200L. 4 hours. 3 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Mycology
Course
Description:
The biology, ecology, genetics, morphology, and taxonomy of fungi. Groups of organisms traditionally classified with the fungi will also be discussed. Students will learn how to collect, isolate, culture, and identify fungi.
Athena Title:MYCOLOGY
Prerequisite:(PBIO 1210 and PBIO 1210L and PBIO 1220 and PBIO 1220L) or (BIOL 1103 and BIOL 1103L and BIOL 1104 and BIOL 1104L) or (BIOL 1107-1107L and BIOL 1108-1108L)
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG(PBIO) 4220/6220. 3 hours.
Course Title:Ecological Biogeography
Course
Description:
Patterns of plant distribution in contemporary landscapes and underlying processes, including vegetation dynamics, disturbance ecology, biogeomorphology, dendrochronology, and environmental history.
Athena Title:ECOLOG BIOGEOG
Prerequisite:GEOG 1111 or ECOL(BIOL) 3500-3500L or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG(PBIO) 4240/6240. 3 hours.
Course Title:Plant Geography
Course
Description:
Biogeography and ecology of the world's main terrestrial biomes. Includes world bioclimatic zonation, plant-geographic processes, other physical environmental factors, plant functional roles and types, vegetation dynamics, response to disturbance, and potential natural vegetation. Emphasis on global scale, with secondary emphasis on North America.
Athena Title:PLANT GEOGRAPHY
Prerequisite:GEOG 3210 or ECOL(BIOL) 3500-3500L or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ANTH(BIOL)(ECOL)(ENTO)(PBIO) 4260/6260-4260L/6260L. 4 hours. 3 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Natural History Collections Management
Course
Description:
Theories, policies, and operational procedures in the management of natural history collections, including higher category classification, identification, field collecting, accessioning, preparation, curation, and data management.
Athena Title:NAT HIST COLL MGMT
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ANTH(PBIO) 4300/6300-4300L/6300L. 4 hours. 3 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Ethnobotany
Course
Description:
Ethnobotanical research, with focus on knowledge and utilization of the plant world in traditional societies. Comparisons of societies in tropical forest ecosystems and evaluation of issues relating to intellectual property rights and traditional peoples' knowledge of plant species with potential economic value.
Athena Title:Ethnobotany
Prerequisite:ANTH 1102 or permission of major
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO(CRSS) 4500/6500. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Gene Technology
Course
Description:
Methods and applications of molecular biology and gene technology. These will include PCR, gene isolation strategies and various host-plasmid systems, cDNA and genomic cloning, bioinformatics and searching DNA database, genome projects, recombinant protein and stem cell therapeutics, animal cloning and engineering, microarray and medicine, plant biotechnologies (bio-FUEL). Metabolomic and proteomic.
Athena Title:Intro to Gene Technology
Prerequisite:BCMB(BIOL)(CHEM) 3100 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO(GENE)(PATH) 4510/6510. 3 hours.
Course Title:Genome Evolution Across the Tree of Life
Course
Description:
Survey of the wealth of information arising from genomic research conducted on diverse species across the tree of life. Students will explore the evolutionary diversification of genomes in phylogenetically remote organisms and refine critical thinking and technical writing skills through analysis of publications drawn from the recent literature.
Athena Title:GENOME EVOLUTION
Prerequisite:GENE(BIOL) 3200
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL(PBIO) 4520/6520. 3 hours.
Course Title:Plant-Animal Interactions
Course
Description:
Theoretical and applied issues surrounding the ecology and evolution of plant-animal interactions, ranging from antagonistic to mutualistic relationships.
Athena Title:PLANT-ANIMAL
Prerequisite:[ECOL(BIOL) 3500-3500L and ECOL 4000/6000] or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO(BINF) 4550/6550. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Bioinformatics Applications
Course
Description:
State-of-the-art computational analyses of genome, DNA, RNA, and protein sequences will be presented, including programs for analyzing these data and the underlying analysis methods. Topics include sequence and structure databases; sequence assembly; sequence alignment; evolutionary analyses; gene function prediction; genome annotation; and applications for medical, agricultural and environmental genomics.
Athena Title:Bioinformatics Applications
Undergraduate Prerequisite:BCMB 3600 or BCMB 3600H or GENE 3200-3200D
Graduate Prerequisite:BCMB 8140 or PBIO(CRSS) 4500/6500
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL(PBIO) 4580/6580. 2 hours.
Course Title:Foundations of Ecology
Course
Description:
Reading course to review some classic original papers in ecology.
Athena Title:FOUND ECOL
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in ECOL 4510/6510
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CBIO(PBIO) 4600/6600. 3 hours.
Course Title:Biology of Protists
Course
Description:
Organismal biology of protists (algae, protozoa, and zoosporic fungi) with an emphasis on cellular and developmental biology, evolution, phylogenetic relationships, life histories, physiology, and ecology.
Athena Title:BIOL OF PROTISTS
Prerequisite:BIOL 1104 or (BIOL 1108 and BIOL 1108L) or BIOL 2108L or (PBIO(BIOL) 1220 and PBIO(BIOL) 1220L)
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CBIO(PBIO) 4600L/6600L. 1 hour. 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Biology of Protists Laboratory
Course
Description:
Examination and identification of protists in samples from nature, methods of isolating and culturing protists, and experimental investigations of protists.
Athena Title:BIOL OF PROTIST LAB
Prerequisite:BIOL 1104L or BIOL 1108L or BIOL 2108L or PBIO(BIOL) 1220L
Corequisite:CBIO(PBIO) 4600/6600
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO 4640/6640-4640L/6640L. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Botanical Illustration
Course
Description:
This course, an introduction to botanical illustration, includes instruction in plant morphology and associated terminology. Students sharpen their observation skills by examining plants, macroscopically and microscopically, via hands-on drawing exercises with live material. By creating their own illustrations, students also learn how to fully appreciate and properly evaluate published illustrations.
Athena Title:BOT ILLUS
Undergraduate Prerequisite:(BIOL 1103 and BIOL 1103L) or (BIOL 1104 and BIOL 1104L) or BIOL 1108-1108L or PBIO 1210 or PBIO 1220 or permission of department
Graduate Prerequisite:(BIOL 1103 and BIOL 1103L) or (BIOL 1104 and BIOL 1104L) or BIOL 1108-1108L or PBIO 1210 or PBIO 1220 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO 4650/6650-4650L/6650L. 4 hours. 2 hours lecture and 4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Plant Taxonomy
Course
Description:
History of taxonomy, nomenclature, characters, identification principles, classification, taxonomic relationships, taxonomic literature, species biology, collecting and herbarium, floristic studies.
Athena Title:PLANT TAXONOMY
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in BTNY 4650/6650-4650L/6650L
Prerequisite:(BIOL 1104 and BIOL 1104L) or BIOL 1108-1108L or (PBIO 1220 and PBIO 1220L) or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO(ECOL) 4750/6750. 3 hours.
Course Title:Tropical Ecology and Conservation
Course
Description:
Patterns and processes in the origin, maintenance, and loss of the high biological diversity in the tropics, emphasizing particular communities and ecosystems, including tropical rainforest, tropical savannas, tropical islands, and coral reefs.
Athena Title:Tropical Ecology and Conserv
Undergraduate Prerequisite:(BIOL 1108 and BIOL 1108L ) or (BIOL 2108H and BIOL 2108L) or (PBIO 1220 and PBIO 1220L)
Graduate Prerequisite:(BIOL 1108 and BIOL 1108L ) or (BIOL 2108H and BIOL 2108L) or (PBIO 1220 and PBIO 1220L) or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO 4940. 3-4 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Internship in Plant Biology
Course
Description:
Supervised work experience with public agencies, private industry, or non-profit organizations in the area of the biological sciences. Examples of work experience include traineeships in scientific investigation, environmental impact assessment, floristic surveys, plant growth management, and informatics.
Athena Title:Internship in Plant Biology
Nontraditional Format:Students will be engaged in supervised work experience with public agencies, private industry, or non-profit organizations in the area of the biological sciences. After completing the internship, students must turn in a final report explaining their experience and results. The internship supervisor must certify that the student completed the internship satisfactorily and, in consultation with the faculty coordinator, agree on a grade.
Prerequisite:[(BIOL 1107 and BIOL 1107L) or (BIOL 2107H and BIOL 2017L) or (PBIO 1210 and PBIO 1210L)] and [(BIOL 1108 and BIOL 1108L) or (BIOL 2108H and BIOL 2108L) or (PBIO 1220 and PBIO 1220L)]
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:PBIO 4960. 1-4 hours. Repeatable for maximum 12 hours credit.
Course Title:Independent Research in Plant Biology
Course
Description:
Independent research and research participation in a selected area of Plant Biology.
Athena Title:Indepen Research Plant Biology
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in PBIO 4960H
Nontraditional Format:Independent research.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO 4960H. 1-4 hours.
Course Title:Independent Research in Plant Biology (Honors)
Course
Description:
Independent research and research participation for Honors students in a selected area of Plant Biology.
Athena Title:Independent Research PBIO Hon
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in PBIO 4960
Nontraditional Format:Students will meet with faculty members on a regular basis.
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO 4970H. 1-4 hours.
Course Title:Independent Research in Plant Biology (Honors)
Course
Description:
Independent research and research participation for Honors students in a selected area of Plant Biology.
Athena Title:Independent Research PBIO Hon
Nontraditional Format:Students will meet with faculty members on a regular basis.
Prerequisite:PBIO 4960H or permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO 4980H. 1-4 hours.
Course Title:Independent Research in Plant Biology (Honors)
Course
Description:
Independent research and research participation for honors students in a selected area of Plant Biology.
Athena Title:Independent Research PBIO Hon
Nontraditional Format:Students will meet with faculty members on a regular basis.
Prerequisite:PBIO 4970H or permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO 4990H. 1-4 hours.
Course Title:Honors Thesis
Course
Description:
Independent research and research participation for Honors students in a selected area of Plant Biology.
Athena Title:Honors Thesis
Nontraditional Format:Students will meet with faculty members on a regular basis.
Prerequisite:PBIO 4980H or permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PATH(BIOL)(GENE)(PBIO) 6910. 3 hours.
Course Title:Genetics of Host Plant Resistance to Disease
Course
Description:
Genetic mechanisms and basic biological processes of host plant resistance in crop plants. The course will also cover the structure, function and evolution of disease resistant loci, long-term goals of agriculture for improvement of disease resistance, and purposed methods for crop protection against plant pathogens.
Athena Title:BIO HOST PLANT RES
Prerequisite:PATH 3530-3530L or GENE(BIOL) 3200 or PGEN 3580 or PBIO(CRSS)(BIOL) 4500/6500 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO 7000. 1-18 hours. Repeatable for maximum 100 hours credit.
Course Title:Master's Research
Course
Description:
Research while enrolled for a master's degree under the direction of faculty members.
Athena Title:Master's Research
Nontraditional Format:Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:PBIO 7005. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Course Title:Graduate Student Seminar
Course
Description:
Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.
Athena Title:GRAD STUDENT SEM
Nontraditional Format:Seminar.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:PBIO 7300. 1-18 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Course Title:Master's Thesis
Course
Description:
Thesis writing under the direction of the major professor.
Athena Title:Master's Thesis
Nontraditional Format:Independent research and thesis preparation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:PBIO 7360. 1-2 hours. Repeatable for maximum 10 hours credit. 1-2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Teaching Internship in Biological Sciences
Course
Description:
Classroom teaching experience in undergraduate courses under the direct supervision of a faculty member.
Athena Title:Teaching Intern Biol Sciences
Prerequisite:GRSC 7770
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:PBIO 7500. 1-2 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit. 2-4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Mentoring in Plant Biology
Course
Description:
Graduate students will instruct undergraduates in laboratory or field techniques, help them evaluate and interpret data, and help them prepare results for publication or public presentation. Graduate students will serve an important role in teaching undergraduates modern methods in biological research in a hands-on manner.
Athena Title:MENTORING
Nontraditional Format:Assessment will involve regular meetings between supervisor, graduate student and undergraduate. Progress will be gauged according to realistic expectations and research plan/procedures.
Prerequisite:GRSC 7770
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:PBIO 7510. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit. 2-6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Special Teaching Projects in Plant Biology
Course
Description:
Graduate student initiated special projects in teaching methods in plant biology and biology.
Athena Title:TEACHING PROJECT
Nontraditional Format:Assessment will involve regular meetings between the graduate student and supervisor(s). Supervisors will measure progress according to a preliminary plan of study/research, plus regular reports from the student.
Prerequisite:GRSC 7770
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:PBIO 8010. 1 hour.
Course Title:Seminar in Teaching Biology
Course
Description:
Designed for graduate students and post-docs interested in learning how to teach biology effectively in their own courses rather than as teaching assistants.
Athena Title:Seminar in Teaching Biology
Prerequisite:GRSC 7770 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:PBIO(PBGG) 8020. 1-2 hours.
Course Title:Essential Skills for Graduate Students and Post-Docs
Course
Description:
The course consists of two modules. The first module (required only for incoming plant biology students) provides an overview of the breadth of current research in plant biology. The second module teaches a set of skills to graduate students and post- doctoral researchers that are key to being successful.
Athena Title:Essential Skills Graduate Stu
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:PBIO 8040. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 3-9 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Botanical Research
Course
Description:
Faculty-directed, laboratory, or literature research of a botanical problem. Not for thesis or dissertation research.
Athena Title:Botanical Research
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO 8100. 4 hours.
Course Title:Plant Genetics
Course
Description:
Principles and experimental methods in plant genetics, gene expression, and gene evolution. Topics are interrelated with those of Plant Cellular Biology and Plant Development.
Athena Title:Plant Genetics
Prerequisite:GENE 3200 or PBIO(CRSS) 4500/6500 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL(PBIO) 8120-8120L. 4 hours. 2 hours lecture and 4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Plant Reproductive Ecology
Course
Description:
Pollination ecology, breeding systems, patterns of gene flow via pollen and seed dispersal, flower arrangement and phenology, and implications of reproductive biology for demography. Group and individual laboratory projects.
Athena Title:PLT REPRO ECOL
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO(ECOL) 8130. 3 hours.
Course Title:Macroecology Seminar
Course
Description:
Macroecology is a rapidly emerging field focused on understanding ecological and evolutionary patterns and processes on large spatial and temporal scales. Macroecology lies at the interface of ecology, conservation biology, biogeography, phylogeography, and paleobiology. The course format is a combination of lectures and graduate seminar on current literature.
Athena Title:MACROECOLOGY SEM
Prerequisite:BIOL 1104
Pre or Corequisite:ECOL 4000/6000
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ENTO(ECOL)(PBIO) 8150L. 1 hour. 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Wetland Ecology Laboratory
Course
Description:
Techniques for the study of marine and freshwater wetlands. Optional weekend field trips will explore distant wetland sites.
Athena Title:WETLAND ECOLOGY LAB
Prerequisite:ECOL(ENTO)(PBIO) 8150 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ENTO(ECOL)(PBIO) 8150. 3 hours.
Course Title:Wetland Ecology
Course
Description:
Principles of ecology, elemental cycling, hydrology, policy and management of marine and freshwater wetlands.
Athena Title:WETLAND ECOLOGY
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO 8160. 1-2 hours. Repeatable for maximum 4 hours credit.
Course Title:Orchid Biology and Evolution
Course
Description:
Seminar on current research topics in orchid biology and evolution.
Athena Title:ORCHID BIOL & EVOL
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL(PBIO)(WILD) 8310. 3 hours.
Course Title:Population Ecology
Course
Description:
Advanced ecological theory to biological populations. Mathematical and evolutionary treatment of population growth and regulation, niche theory, foraging theory, predator-prey theory, habitat selection, and competition.
Athena Title:POPULATION ECOLOGY
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 8310
Prerequisite:ECOL(BIOL) 3500-3500L and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO(BINF) 8350-8350L. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
Course
Description:
Students will be introduced to a variety of comparative approaches for elucidating the evolution of species, populations, and molecules. Methods for phylogenetic, population genetic, and molecular evolutionary analyses will be covered with examples drawn from the primary literature. Computer labs will train students in the use of state-of-the- art analysis software.
Athena Title:Molecular Phylo and Evolution
Prerequisite:Permission of major or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO 8360. 3 hours.
Course Title:Fungal Ecology
Course
Description:
The role of fungi in the environment. Topics include fungal populations; biotic interactions with plants, insects, and other fungi; decomposition and nutrient cycling; fungal biomass and productivity; fungi in extreme environments.
Athena Title:Fungal Ecology
Prerequisite:PATH(PBIO) 4200/6200-4200L/6200L
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO(WILD)(ECOL) 8410. 4 hours.
Course Title:Plant Population and Community Ecology
Course
Description:
The dynamics of single- and multi-species populations and communities, emphasizing unique characteristics of plants. It is intended to complement other population-oriented courses. Topics include: population growth; stage-structure; dispersal; competitive interactions; herbivory; mutualisms; succession; disturbance; biogeography.
Athena Title:Plant Populat Community Ecol
Nontraditional Format:Consists of a mix of lectures, discussions, and field and computational labs.
Prerequisite:Permission of major
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO 8700. 1-2 hours. Repeatable for maximum 15 hours credit. 2-4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Plant Population and Biology Seminar
Course
Description:
Seminar on current research topics in plant population biology.
Athena Title:Plant Population Biology Sem
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO 8720. 3 hours.
Course Title:Plant Variation and Evolution
Course
Description:
Variation and evolution in plants, genotypic and phenotypic patterns, genetic diversity, adaptation, breeding systems, polyploidy, hybridization, apomixis, empirical data in population genetics and evolution, literature, experimental design, population sampling, variation analysis, breeding techniques, data presentation, population analysis, molecular evolution.
Athena Title:Plant Variation and Evolution
Nontraditional Format:The course is scheduled as two 1-hour lectures per week and a 1-hour discussion section.
Prerequisite:Permission of major
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO(FORS)(ECOL) 8770. 3 hours.
Course Title:Communities and Ecosystems
Course
Description:
Advanced synthesis of physiological, population, community, and ecosystem studies in the major terrestrial plant associations of the world.
Athena Title:Communities and Ecosystems
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO 8800. 1-2 hours. Repeatable for maximum 16 hours credit. 2-4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Plant Systematics and Evolution Seminar
Course
Description:
Seminar on current botanical research topics.
Athena Title:Plant Systematics and Evol Sem
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO 8810. 1-2 hours. Repeatable for maximum 15 hours credit. 2-4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Mycology Seminar
Course
Description:
Seminar on current botanical research topics.
Athena Title:Mycology Seminar
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO 8820. 1-2 hours. Repeatable for maximum 15 hours credit. 2-4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Plant Genetics and Molecular Biology Seminar
Course
Description:
Seminar on current topics in plant genetics, molecular biology, and related areas.
Athena Title:Plant Genetics Molecular Biol
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO 8830. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 12 hours credit.
Course Title:Plant Biology Seminar
Course
Description:
Participation and review of topics related to seminars delivered by invited guest speakers at departmental seminars. Students are required to attend all department weekly seminars. Each week, students will prepare an overview and summary of the guest speaker's topic for distribution to the rest of the department.
Athena Title:PLANT BIOL SEMINAR
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:PBIO 8840. 1-2 hours. Repeatable for maximum 18 hours credit. 2-4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Plant Ecology Seminar
Course
Description:
Seminar on current plant ecology and related research topics.
Athena Title:Plant Ecology Seminar
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:PBIO(CRSS)(FORS)(ECOL) 8850-8850L. 4 hours. 2 hours lecture and 4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Terrestrial Biogeochemical Cycling
Course
Description:
Plant processes which mediate biogeochemical cycling on land. Includes survey of global element cycling, functions of essential elements, element acquisition, translocation and loss by plants, litter decomposition, and methods of estimating standing stocks of elements in and transfer rates of elements between ecosystem components.
Athena Title:Terrestrial Biogeochem Cycling
Prerequisite:ECOL 3500-3500L or STAT 4210 or STAT 4220
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO 8860. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit. 2-6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Plant Cellular and Developmental Biology Seminar
Course
Description:
Seminar on current topics in plant cellular and developmental biology and related areas.
Athena Title:Plant Cell Develop Biol Sem
Pre or Corequisite:PBIO 8800
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO 8890-8890L. 4 hours. 3 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Plant Reproductive and Physiological Ecology
Course
Description:
Principles of plant reproductive and physiological ecology as they relate to plant ecological and evolutionary success, including pollination ecology, breeding systems, patterns of gene flow via pollen and seed dispersal, flower arrangement and phenology, water relations, photosynthesis, mineral nutrition, stress physiology, growth and adaptations.
Athena Title:Plant Reprod and Physiol Ecol
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in ECOL 8120, PBIO 8120
Prerequisite:Permission of major
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO 8930. 3 hours.
Course Title:Science Writing for General Audiences
Course
Description:
Covers basics of good writing and genres of science writing. Includes guest lectures by professional science writers. Students read and discuss science pieces from the popular press, write and critique their own pieces, and pursue special projects. Includes examination of how scientists can better communicate with a general audience.
Athena Title:SCI WRITING
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in BTNY 8930
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO(GENE)(PATH)(BCMB)(MIBO) 8960. 3 hours.
Course Title:Genetics of Yeast and Filamentous Fungi
Course
Description:
Classical genetics and molecular biology of budding yeast, fission yeast, and model filamentous fungi. Includes life cycle, cell cycle, cytoskeleton, mating types, morphogenesis, pathogenesis, mutant screens, and cloning strategies.
Athena Title:GENETICS OF FUNGI
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO 8970. 1-2 hours. Repeatable for maximum 15 hours credit. 2-4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Current Topics in Research
Course
Description:
Subjects of current interest in plant research. Current literature and modern analysis of research results. Course is designed to meet the specific research needs of the student.
Athena Title:Current Topics in Research
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:PBIO 8980. 1-2 hours. Repeatable for maximum 18 hours credit. 2-4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Special Topics in Plant Biology
Course
Description:
Discussion of selected topics in plant biology.
Athena Title:Special Topics Plant Biology
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A/S (A-F or S/U)
       
Course ID:PBIO 9000. 1-18 hours. Repeatable for maximum 216 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Research
Course
Description:
Research while enrolled for a doctoral degree under the direction of faculty members.
Athena Title:Doctoral Research
Nontraditional Format:Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:PBIO 9005. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Graduate Student Seminar
Course
Description:
Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.
Athena Title:DOC GRAD STU SEM
Nontraditional Format:Seminar.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:PBIO 9300. 1-18 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Dissertation
Course
Description:
Dissertation writing under the direction of the major professor.
Athena Title:Doctoral Dissertation
Nontraditional Format:Independent research and preparation of the doctoral dissertation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
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