The undergraduate Program in Biology is jointly administered by the Departments of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB). Consequently, undergraduate course options in individual biology majors are listed under three distinct subjects in the LSA Course Guide, the schedule of classes, and the LSA Bulletin. These three subjects are biology; ecology and evolutionary biology; and molecular, cellular, and developmental biology.
The Biology course list contains all 100- and 200-level biology courses and the required 300-level concentration courses (Biology 305, 310, 311, and 390).
The EEB course list contains EEB courses at and above the 300 level.
The MCDB course list contains MCDB courses at and above the 300 level.
NEW! Authentic Research Connection
Faculty research projects, or research streams, are being taken into the biology and chemistry teaching laboratories moving away from “the cookbook” lab experience. Students will learn the same lab techniques encountered in the standard lab sections, but in the context of faculty led research projects. Projects include investigating one's own microbiome, novel materials to increase efficiency of solar cell technology, and the chemical composition of snow and effects of road salting and vehicle composition. Funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
The course guide lists the particular courses that are being offered in a given term. Go to the site using the link (above), select an academic term (e.g., fall 2006), click "GO," then select the subject of the courses you want to look at; i.e., biology, EEB or MCDB. Other information is available through the course guide, including links to the schedule of classes and the courses that were offered in previous terms. The LSA Course Guide is accessed from the LSA home page.
The schedule of classes lists the particular courses that are being offered in the current term as well as some previous terms. It includes the available sections; the days and times a course meets; teachers; location; certain special notes about registration; and some limited exam schedule information. The schedule of classes is accessed from the Registrar's Office home page.
The LSA Bulletin lists the courses that are offered in the current academic year. Biology, EEB and MCDB courses are listed under separate headings within the bulletin as follows.
The LSA Bulletin is accessed from the LSA home page > Students > Student Resources.
LSA feature: A Bird in the Hand
Students taking Ornithology (EEB 433) learn their birds inside and out. Literally. Throughout the course, the students identify birds in the field by sight and by sound. But they also examine birds up close. Way up close.