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Courses in Animal Biology (ABG)

Graduate

200A. Integrated Animal Biology I (3)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing; Biological Sciences 101 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Class size limited to 20 students; Pass One restricted to Animal Biology Graduate Group students. Natural history, management, historical and current uses, and specialized disciplinary features of model and novel animal systems used in research. Development of conceptual approaches in organismal biology to improve experimental design and interpretation of interdisciplinary research studies.—F. (F.) Sainz

200B. Integrated Animal Biology II (3)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 200A. Limited enrollment; Pass One restricted to Animal Biology Graduate Group students. Natural history, management, historical and current uses, and specialized disciplinary features of model and novel animal systems used in research. Development of conceptual approaches in organismal biology to improve experimental design and interpretation of interdisciplinary research studies.—S. (S.) Berger

202. Grant Procurement and Administration (2)

Lecture—1 hour; discussion/laboratory—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 200B. Class size limited to 12 graduate students; Pass One restricted to Animal Biology Graduate Group students. Topics include: structure of grants, attention to specifications, concise persuasive writing, and grant budgeting. Identify grant opportunities, write a persuasive research grant proposal, and administer grants. Offered in alternate years.—F. (F.) Connon

250. Mathematical Modeling in Biological Systems (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing; Mathematics 16A, 16B, or equivalents required; Mathematics 16C or equivalent recommended; Statistics 100 or equivalent required; more than one course in statistics recommended; Animal Biology 102 or Biological Sciences 102 recommended or equivalent course in biochemistry. Limited enrollment. Model development and evaluation including sensitivity analyses using R. Four principle modeling methodologies included: algebraic functions of biological processes, physiological-based compartmental models, linear programming and meta-analysis. Fundamental background and understanding of mathematical modeling principles in biological systems.—W. (W.) Fadel, Kebreab

255. Physiology of the Stress Response (2)

Lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: graduate student. Definition of Stress; Physiological mechanisms of adaptation to stress; Hormonal control of the systemic stress response; Mechanisms of the cellular stress response; Discussion of current trends in stress physiology and current methods for studying the stress response. (Same course as Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology 255.)—S. (S.) Kueltz

290. Seminar in Animal Biology (1)

Seminar—1 hour. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Seminar on advanced topics in animal biology. Presentations by members of the Animal Biology Graduate Group and guest speakers. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

290C. Research Conference (1)

Discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of instructor. Student presentations of research in Animal Biology and discussions among participating students and Animal Biology faculty. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.)

298. Group Study in Animal Biology (1-5)

Prerequisite: graduate standing; consent of instructor.

299. Research (1-11)

Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of instructor. Research with a faculty member in Animal Biology Graduate Group. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.)

Professional

300. Methods in Teaching Animal Biology (2)

Lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of instructor. Practical experience in the methods and problems of teaching animal biology. Includes analysis of laboratory exercises, discussion of teaching techniques, grading scientific essays, preparing for and conducting discussion or laboratory sections, formulating quiz and exam questions under instructor supervision. May be repeated up to three times for credit. (S/U grading only.)—F, W. (F, W.) Famula, Oberbauer

396. Teaching Assistant Training Practicum (1-4)

Variable—3-12 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

Professional

401. Ethics and Professionalism in Animal Biology (2)

Discussion—2 hours. Restricted to graduate standing; Pass One restricted to Animal Biology graduate group students. Case studies and discussion of ethical and professional issues for animal biologists, including the use of animals in research and teaching, patenting and intellectual property, consulting and conflict of interest, scientific integrity, dealing with the media, and mentoring relationships. Offered in alternate years.—(F.) Mench

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