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BIOL 100 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: BIOLOGY
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Biology Department

BIOL 101 - INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY
This course examines the development of biology as a science from the ancient world to the present. The course will examine unifying principles of biology such as genetic/evolutionary theory as central themes of modern biology. Representative organisms will be used to illustrate how organisms, using basic plans found widely in nature, are adapted to their environment. This course will emphasize biological science as a process for gaining information about the natural world using the techniques and understanding of 21st century science. Individual course sections may focus on aspects of biology such as biodiversity or human anatomy and physiology.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course
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Course Attributes:
Gen Ed 2018, Gen Ed-Scientific Reasoning, GE-SCIENCE W EXPERIENTIAL

BIOL 111 - FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I LECTURE
An introduction to the principles of biological science. This first semester of a two-semester sequence will cover the cell from its chemical composition, structure, and function to the nature of information coding and transmission. This course also surveys the major phyla of animals, plants and fungi.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Biology Department

Course Attributes:
GE-SCIENCE W EXPERIENTIAL

BIOL 111L - FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I LAB
This laboratory course will instruct students in the use of the instrumentation and techniques used in the biological sciences. Students will also be taught how to interpret, analyze, and document, via laboratory reports, their results. This course will also survey the major phyla of animals, plants and fungi.
0.000 TO 1.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lab, Online Course

Biology Department

Course Attributes:
GE-SCIENCE W EXPERIENTIAL

BIOL 113 - FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY II LEC
A continuation of Fundamentals of Biology I Lecture (BIOL111). This course is a lecture course which examines animal and plant structure and function. Diversity among homeostatic mechanisms will be covered, but there will be an emphasis on mammalian and angiosperm systems. This course is a prerequisite for ALL required Biology courses in the Biology, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics curricula. In addition, the material here is found in MOST standardized exams in the Biological sciences. You will be expected to know much of the material in Fund. of Biol. I & II lectures & laboratories in the workplace.as well as graduate schools. The prerequisite of this course is BIOL 111. The corequisite of this course is BlOL113L.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Biology Department

Course Attributes:
GE-SCIENCE W EXPERIENTIAL

BIOL 113L - FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY II LAB
A continuation of Fundamentals of Biology 1 Laboratory (BIOL 111L). This course is a laboratory course which examines animal and plant structure and function. Diversity among homeostatic mechanisms will be covered, but there will be an emphasis on mammalian and angiosperm systems. Dissection is carried out in this laboratory. Please refer to the Student Handbook for the College's dissection policy. This course is a prerequisite for ALL required Biology courses in the Biology, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics curricula. In addition, the material here is found in MOST standardized exams in the Biological sciences. You will be expected to know much of the material in Fund. of Biol. I & II lectures & laboratories in the workplace as well as graduate schools. The prerequisite of this course is BIOL 111L. The corequisite of this course is BIOL 113.
0.000 TO 1.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Biology Department

Course Attributes:
GE-SCIENCE W EXPERIENTIAL

BIOL 198 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo College course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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BIOL 199 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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BIOL 200 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: BIOLOGY
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

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BIOL 204 - EPIDEMIOLOGY
This course introduces undergraduate students to a population health perspective and allow them to build essential skills and competencies on ethical reasoning, teamwork, comprehension of scientific methods, critical thinking, quantitative and information literacy, ability to analyze public health information, and effective writing and oral communication.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

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BIOL 212 - MICROBIOLOGY FOR HEALTH SCIENCE LECTURE
This course provides an introduction to the study of the biology and chemistry of microorganisms. The relation of microorganisms to other biological systems and the general microbiological aspects of infectious diseases (host-parasite relations) will be stressed. This course does NOT count as an elective in either the Biology major or the Biochemistry major.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

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BIOL 212L - MICROBIOLOGY FOR HEALTH SCIENCE LABORATORY
In this lab, you will complete a series of laboratory exercises that will teach you valuable skills and techniques in microbiology, diagnostic microbiology, and epidemiology including how to handle, culture, and identify microbes. The lab will complement the Microbiology for Health Sciences lecture course. For most labs, you will work with a partner in a cooperative effort to reach your common learning goals in the laboratory.
0.000 TO 1.500 Credit hours
0.000 TO 1.500 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lab, Online Course

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BIOL 214 - ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I LECTURE
In this course you will learn about various physiological functions in human systems and the structural components that regulate these processes. In the lecture we will concentrate on the how's and why‘s of body function, and in lab we will emphasize the anatomy. Both of these aspects, function and structure, cannot in essence be understood without each other and are of equal importance to the course. Because of the vast information in this course, the first part of lab will include a review (you ask me questions) and recitation of the lecture material (that means I ask you questions), and your participation will be evaluated. It is expected that you will prepare for lecture and for lab by reading the assigned texts BEFORE class.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

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BIOL 214L - ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I LAB
A+P lab must be taken in conjunction with A+P lecture. The Lab section of the Anatomy and Physiology course will emphasize the study of the structures, while in lecture the physiology will be emphasized. Although the lab and lecture sections will be initially complementary to each other, they will not be covering the same material or topics at the same time. For example, you will need at least two weeks to memorize the names of the bones required in the lab section, but we will NOT be spending two weeks on the skeletal system in lecture. This will make it all the more important for you to read your lab manual before class so that you come to class prepared. Anatomy and Physiology is a very challenging course, and serves as your foundation for all subsequent science courses. Our goals in this course are to really leam the material so that it may serve as a sound basis for your future professional success.
0.000 TO 1.500 Credit hours
0.000 TO 1.500 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lab, Online Course

Biology Department

BIOL 216 - ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II LECTUR
In this course you will learn about various physiological functions in human systems and the structural components that regulate these processes. In the lecture we will concentrate on the how's and why's of body function, and in lab we will emphasize the anatomy. Both of these aspects, function and structure, cannot in essence be understood without each other and are of equal imponance to the course. This course is a continuation of Anatomy and Physiology I. This semester we will focus on the regulatory and integrative systems and the nervous and endocrine systems, and will also study major homeostatic systems, the urinary and digestive systems, as well as the reproductive system. The themes we started studying last semester, structure function relationships and homeostatic regulation, will be emphasized again as we explore the human body.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Biology Department

BIOL 216L - ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II LAB
A+P lab must be taken in conjunction with A+P lecture. The Lab section of the Anatomy and Physiology course will emphasize the study of the structures, while in lecture the physiology will be emphasized. Although the lab and lecture sections will be initially complementary to each other, they will not be covering the same material or topics at the same time. This will make it all the more important for you to read your lab manual before class so that you come to class prepared. Anatomy and Physiology is a very challenging course, and serves as your foundation for all subsequent science courses. Our goals in this course are to really leam the material so that it may serve as a sound basis for your future professional success.
0.000 TO 1.500 Credit hours
0.000 TO 1.500 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lab

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BIOL 220 - THEORETICAL & APPLIED ECOLOGY LECTURE
An exploration ofthe field of ecology, with emphasis on ecosystem function and structure, biodiversity, interrelationships of plant and animal communities, population dynamics, biogeography, and a survey of representative ecosystems. The co-requisite laboratory introduces students to the ecology and natural history of forest ecosystems in New Jersey, with a focus on the basic skills used by field ecologists to identify organisms and study ecological phenomena. This course is cross listed with BIOL220.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

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BIOL 220L - THEORETICAL & APPLIED ECOLOGY LAB
An introduction to the ecology and natural history of forest ecosystems in New Jersey, with a focus on the basic skills used by field ecologists to identify organisms and to study ecological phenomena. Students are also provided with direct experience in applying some ofthe ecological methodologies presented in the co-requisite lecture course (BIOL 220 lecture) and in writing scientific reports. This course is cross listed with ENSC220L.
0.000 TO 2.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 2.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lab

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BIOL 221 - GENERAL ECOLOGY
An exploration of the field of ecology, with emphasis on ecosystem function and structure, interrelationships of plant and animal communities, population dynamics, biogeography, and a survey of representative ecosystems.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Biology Department

BIOL 290 - TOPICS:
This course introduces undergraduate students to fundamental concepts and research designs used in epidemiology, an important perspective of population health. The course contents would assist the learners to build essential skills and competencies on ethical reasoning, comprehension of scientific methods, critical thinking, and ability to analyze public health information. EPIDEMIOLOGY: This course introduces undergraduate students to a population health perspective and allow them to build essential skills and competencies on ethical reasoning, teamwork, comprehension of scientific methods, critical thinking, quantitative and information literacy, ability to analyze public health information, and effective writing and oral communication.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

BIOL 298 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo College course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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BIOL 299 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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BIOL 300 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: BIOLOGY
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A Student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

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BIOL 311 - MICROBIOLOGY LECTURE
Successful completion of this course provides knowledge of the biology, chemistry and genetics of microorganisms; the relation of microorganisms to other biological systems; role of microorganisms in our environment; food, industrial, pharmaceutical and applied microbiology This course is primarily designed for students with Life Sciences and Biochemistry background however, students from other fields will also find‘ it quite useful to them since the instructor will introduce several general microbiology topics as well. The relation of microorganisms to other biological systems and the general microbiological aspects of infectious diseases (host-parasite relations) will be stressed. This course (along with its co-requisite lab) counts as an elective in either the Biology major or the Biochemistry major.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

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BIOL 311L - MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY
Microbiology lab is designed to complement the Microbiology lecture course. For most labs, you will work with a partner or with your bench partners in a cooperative effort to reach your common learning goals. In the beginning of the course, you will complete a series of laboratory exercises that will teach you valuable skills and techniques in general and diagnostic microbiology as well epidemiology, including how to handle, culture, and identify microbes. Towards the end of the lab, you and your partner will design, execute and report on (written and oral) an experimental lab to answer a specific microbiological question.
0.000 TO 1.500 Credit hours
0.000 TO 1.500 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lab

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BIOL 315 - FIELD BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY
(Lab) A field based lab course introducing basic skills in field biology and ecology. Through the use of keys and field experience, students will gain expertise in identifying several of the major tree species of northern New Jersey (as well as representative species of other major plant groups) and study their ecological relationships. In addition, methodologies for studying ecosystems will be introduced and several ecosystem types will be explored (upland forests, flood plain forests, marshes, successional old fields). Basic ecological concepts (e.g., species diversity, succession, species interactions) will be directly applied to analyze the field data which is collected.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

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BIOL 320 - FIELD BOTANY: ANGIOSPERMS
An ability to identify plants is a fundamental component of many field oriented biological studies, particularly in wetland delineation. Students will learn the distinguishing characters of major families of angiosperms (flowering plants) and gain skills in the identification of plants placed in these families. In addition, students will be introduced to basic methodologies in undertaking botanical field surveys. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab, Studio

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BIOL 324 - PLANT PHYSIOLOGY
This course emphasizes on understanding the funamental mechanisms for plants to function and learning applicable techniques for gardening. Topics include: water and nutritional requirements, carbon balance, plant growth regulators, dealing with unfavorable environmental conditions, and plant biotechnology. A lecture and a greenhouse/laboratory practice will be combined into each week's class. Lab Fee: $50.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

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BIOL 328 - PALEONTOLOGY, PALEOECOLOGY & PALEOENVIRONMENTS LECTURE
This is an interdisciplinary course in which students use paleontology and sedimentology to interpret ancient environments and the ecosystems they supported. Students begin with a brief review ofaspects of geology required for paleontological studies: geologic time, plate tectonics, and sedimentary rocks and their depositional environments. There is also a review of evolutionary theory and ecological and paleoecological principles. Following this, the course is split into two sections. First, there is an overview of the major depositional environments, the typical fossil organisms that are found preserved in them, the processes of fossilization, and how the ecosystems of particular environments have changed through time. This is followed by a survey of the history oflife, with case studies in which we examine several important fossiliferous units in both marine and terrestrial settings, and use paleontological (biological) and sedimentological (geological) data to reconstruct the paleoecology and ancient physical environment. The concurrent Lab has sessions that will include fossil identification and analysis and several field visits to sites in New jersey and Pennsylvania. This course fulfills the upper-level Geology gquirement for the Environmental Science major, and is a core (required) course for the Earth Science minor. lt may also be used as an elective in the Biology, Environmental Studies and Sustainability (Earth Science track] majors and the Environmental Science minor. It counts towards the Earth Science teaching certificate. lt is a Writing lntensive course, and has a required lab section. This course is cross-listed (GEOL 328 / BIOL 328).
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Biology Department

Course Attributes:
WRITING INTENSIVE

BIOL 328L - PALEONTOLOGY, PALEOECOLOGY & PALEOENVIRONMENTS LAB
This is an interdisciplinary course in which students use paleontology and sedimentology to interpret ancient environments and the ecosystems they supported. Students begin with a brief review ofaspects of geology required for paleontological studies: geologic time, plate tectonics, and sedimentary rocks and their depositional environments. There is also a review of evolutionary theory and ecological and paleoecological principles. Following this, the course is split into two sections. First, there is an overview of the major depositional environments, the typical fossil organisms that are found preserved in them, the processes offossilization, and how the ecosystems ofparticular environments have changed through time. This is followed by a survey ofthe history poflife, with case studies in which we examine several important fossiliferous units in both marine and terrestrial settings, and use paleontological (biological) and sedimentological (geological) data to reconstruct the paleoecology and ancient physical environment. Lab sessions include fossil identification and analysis and several field visits to sites in New Iersey and Pennsylvania. This course fulfills the upper-level Geology requirement for the Environmental Science major, and is a core (required) course for the Earth Science minor. It may also be used as an elective in the Biology, Environmental Studies and Sustainability (Earth Science track) majors and the Environmental Science minor. lt counts towards the Earth Science teaching certificate. The (required) Lecture section is a Writing Intensive course. This course is cross—listed (GEOL 328L / BIOL 328L).
0.000 TO 1.500 Credit hours
0.000 TO 1.500 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lab

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BIOL 332 - GENETICS LECTURE
A study of the mechanisms of inheritance and gene action from the molecular to the organismic and population levels. Topics include: Mendelian principles, transmission genetics, molecular genetics, genetic mapping, population genetics, quantitative genetics and genomics in both lecture and laboratory.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

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BIOL 332L - GENETICS LAB
A study of the mechanisms of inheritance and gene action from the molecular to the organismic and population levels. Topics include: Mendelian principles, transmission genetics, molecular genetics, genetic mapping, population genetics, quantitative genetics and genomics in both lecture and laboratory. (This course is a Writing Intensive Course).
0.000 TO 1.500 Credit hours
0.000 TO 1.500 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lab

Biology Department

Course Attributes:
WRITING INTENSIVE

BIOL 335 - GENOMICS
Genomics is a new and exciting science that has arisen from our ability to sequence and map all DNA of a given organism. With this new knowledge, we can ask questions about the influence of DNA sequences in disease, personalized medical treatment, cellular development and even ability to replace or repair damaged cells, tissues or organs. This course will provide a broad overview of the approaches, methods and applications of genomic science. This course is cross listed as BIIN335.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

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BIOL 343 - NEUROSCIENCE
A survey of the nervous system designed for upper level science students. The course will focus on the human, beginning with coverage of the structure and function of the brain and spinal cord. Following, there will be discussions on sensory systems, motor systems and higher order functions which involve the hypothalamus, limbic system, reticular formation, thalamus and cortex.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

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BIOL 345 - NUTRITION AND HUMAN METABOLISM
This advanced course in nutrition is intended for students with a particular interest in nutrition or who are seeking a career in the health sciences. The course begins with topics in the cellular and chemical mechanisms of digestion and absorption. The pathways of energy metabolism and the general metabolism of macro-nutrients will be studied. The course will also consider the metabolic rate and health impact of vitamins, minerals and fiber. The importance of energy balance and body composition and their relationship to obesity will be an important course topic. This course assumes some knowledge of biology, chemistry and/or nutrition.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

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BIOL 346 - FOOD SCIENCE
This course is a survey of various foods that we eat, with an aim to understand why some of the plants, animals, and microbes are chosen for our meals. Lecture topics include: milk and dairy products, eggs, meat and fish, edible plant parts, candy and chocolate, wine and beer, processed food and food preservation, food safety and analysis. Biological basis and nutritional value of foods, and changes in food molecules during food preparation will be emphasized.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

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BIOL 347 - MEDICINAL PLANTS
(Formerly BIOL247) Topics include perspectives in the history, development and applications of wild and cultivated plants possessing properties for sustaining health, healing ailments and curing diseases. This course emphasizes on the identification, distribution, propagation, and cultivation, of those determined to have medicinal, nourishing, psychoactive, or injurious qualities. Attention is also given to certain species used exclusively for culinary purposes. A lecture and a greenhouse/laboratory practice will be combined into each week’s class.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

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BIOL 349 - HISTOLOGY: LECTURE AND LAB
The complimentary relationship between structure and function will be explored at the microscopic level, and how these structures integrate into systems and complex organisms will be studied. Primarily vertebrate/mammalian histology will be emphasized in the course. Laboratory studies will include the preparation of tissue for light microscopy and the examination and interpretation of slides. Three hours lecture, four hours recitation/laboratory. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lab, Lecture, Online Course

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BIOL 356 - EVOLUTION
A discussion of the principles and mechanics of evolution, including the history of evolutionary theory and the distribution of organisms with respect to time and space. Particular emphasis is given to modern concepts of evolution at the population and species levels, as well as to adaptive radiation.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Biology Department

Course Attributes:
WRITING INTENSIVE

BIOL 357 - IMMUNOLOGY
A study of the chemical and physical properties of antigens and antibodies, their reactions, the basis of cell mediated and hormonal immunity, manifestations of the immune response and examination of current theories of differentiation and development of immunocompetence.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Biology Department

Course Attributes:
WRITING INTENSIVE

BIOL 388 - CO-OP/INTERNSHIP BIOLOGY
An academic program in which students are placed in work positions relevant to their academic majors and career goals. The program integrates academic work on-campus with supervised off-campus work experience in both the public and private sectors. Students may take up to two Co-ops in their academic career at Ramapo College. Students must be at least a Sophomore and have a 2.0 or better average to be eligible. Transfer students must have completed at least 16 credits at Ramapo.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Co-Op

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BIOL 390 - TOPICS:
The descriptions and topics of this course change from semester-to-semester, as well as from instructor-to-instructor. Prerequisite: varies with the topic offered. BIOL 390: RESEARCH IN GENES AND DEVELOPMENT: Research in Genes and Development is a project-based studio course that explores the critical role that genes play in cellular and developmental processes. This course will explore key classical discoveries in genetic research as well as more recent innovations, including RNA-mediated interference and CRISPR-Cas9 technology. The bulk of the course will consist of genetic research projects aimed at characterizing the role of unknown genes in development using the genetic model system C. elegans. From a handful of novel mutations, students will select their gene of interest, design and carryout RNAi knockdown experiments and utilize the CRISPR/Cas9 system to selectively mutate/GFP-tag their gene of interest in an effort to understand its cellular and developmental functions. Students will gain exposure to a variety of cellular and molecular techniques such as gene cloning, RNAi, microinjection, PCR, qPCR, fluorescence microscopy, CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing, and utilization of molecular databases, tools and software. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lab, Lecture, Online Course

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BIOL 398 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo College course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biology Department

BIOL 399 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biology Department

BIOL 400 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: BIOLOGY
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

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BIOL 407 - CELL & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LEC
This course consists of lecture sections, in which you will acquire the current state of knowledge about cells and their biology at molecular level. The concept learning process will be aided with many interesting experiments. It is a challenging course for the students who are new to this field. However, the overwhelming inventiveness and the beauty of construction of biological systems will intrigue you and reward your efforts to understand the exciting story of Cell and Molecular Biology. The structure and function of cells will be discussed in relation to important cellular processes. Subjects to be covered include: the biology of macromolecules that cells are made of (review), the technology for probing cell structure and function, membrane and organelle structure and function, topics on regulation of gene expression, signal transduction, cell division, cancer, and apoptosis. The experimental approaches that have led to the current knowledge of cellular structure and function will be presented whenever possible. In addition, Bioinformatics, Genomics, and Proteomics approaches which utilize computer science tools to study molecular biology, will also be introduced.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

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BIOL 407L - CELL & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LAB
This course consists of a lecture and a lab, in which you will acquire the current state of knowledge about cells and their biology at molecular level. The concept learning process will be aided with many interesting experiments. lt is a challenging course for the students who are new to this field. However. the overwhelming inventiveness and the beauty of construction of biological systems will intrigue you and reward your efforts to understand the exciting story of Cell and Molecular Biology. The structure and function of cells will be discussed in relation to important cellular processes. Subjects to be covered include: the biology of macromolecules that cells are made of (review), the technology for probing cell structure and function, membrane and organelle structure and function, topics on regulation of gene expression, signal transduction, cell division, cancer, and apoptosis. The experimental approaches that have lead to the current knowledge of cellular structure and function will be presented whenever possible. In addition, Bioinformatics, Genomics, and Proteomics approaches which utilize computer science tools to study molecular biology, will also be introduced. Course Goals: To complete a programmed series of laboratory exercises in one semester that will teach you valuable skills and techniques in cell and molecular biology and will complement lecture part of the course. Class will be divided into a number of small research teams that will cooperate in reaching common goals in the laboratory Students should work with one lab partner unless otherwise instructed.
0.000 TO 1.500 Credit hours
0.000 TO 1.500 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lab

Biology Department

Course Attributes:
WRITING INTENSIVE

BIOL 410 - EXPERIMENTAL ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY LECTURE
The major theme of this course aims to explore physiological processes critical to all animals by examining systems from cellular to organismal levels. This course places a high degree of emphasis on practical experience, experimentation and analysis. Students will conduct in vitro and in vivo experiments designed to illustrate basic physiological processes, physiological research techniques, instrumentation, experimental design, and interpretation of results. Techniques include anesthesia, surgical procedures, dissection, and real-time computer recording and analysis of physiological processes on both human subjects and animal models. Experiments with isolated living tissues or live animals examine properties of membranes and epithelia, nerves, skeletal and smooth muscle; cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal function; with a strong emphasis on their regulation by the nervous and endocrine systems.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

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BIOL 410L - EXPERIMENTAL ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY LAB
The major theme of this course aims to explore physiological processes critical to all animals by examining systems from cellular to organismal levels, utilizing an experimental approach. This course places a high degree of emphasis on practical experience, experimentation and analysis. Students will conduct in vitro and in vivo experiments designed to illustrate basic physiological processes, physiological research techniques, instrumentation, experimental design, and interpretation of results. Techniques include anesthesia, surgical procedures, dissection, and real-time computer recording and analysis of physiological processes on both human subjects and animal models. Experiments with isolated living tissues or live animals examine properties of membranes and epithelia, nerves, skeletal and smooth muscle; cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal function; with a strong emphasis on their regulation by the nervous and endocrine systems.
0.000 TO 1.500 Credit hours
0.000 TO 1.500 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lab

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BIOL 411 - BIOLOGY TEACHING ASSISTANT
This course will be offered every semester. Each course will be worth 1 credit. TAs must have obtained a B or better in previous lecture/lab courses and must fill out an application, which includes a written statement of support from a biology professor. TAs will enroll in the course and be assigned to a professor during a specific day and time. The student TA must have the 3 hours of class time free in their schedule to be in the lab class. Special permission of the instructor is required. This is a program that will allow the students to participate in a teaching assistant program. TAs will help to enforce student safety procedures, assist in using equipment properly, and assist in performing lab techniques correctly. The obligations of the TAs include, but are not limited to: holding tutoring session; aiding in enforcement of laboratory rules and safety practices; notifying instructors or lab personnel of errors or problems with laboratory equipment.
0.000 TO 1.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

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BIOL 415 - CURRENT ADVMTS BIOLOGICAL SCI
This is a seminar course, in which students will enhance their awareness of the current research developments in biological sciences. The class meetings will consist of student presentations of the pre-assigned original research articles published within the last six months. The class is not only about presentations. The purpose of presentation is, in fact, to initiate scientific discussions. Copies of the article to be presented will be distributed among the students ahead of time so that everyone can read the article and come prepared for active discussion in the class meetings. Open discussions during and after the presentation will be highly encouraged and anticipated. There will be a strict attendance policy to ensure semester long participation. This course is offered as a pass/fail option, and is suitable for juniors and seniors with sufficient background in science. Course Restricted to Junior and Seniors only OR students with 80 credits and 24 credts in TAS courses.
0.000 TO 1.500 Credit hours
0.000 TO 1.500 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online Course, Seminar

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BIOL 420 - RESEARCH IN GENES AND DEVELOPMENT
Research in Genes and Development is a project-based studio course that explores the critical role that genes play in cellular and developmental processes. This course will explore key classical discoveries in genetic research as well as more recent innovations, including RNA-mediated interference and CRISPR-Cas9 technology. The bulk of the course will consist of genetic research projects aimed at characterizing the role of unknown genes in development using the genetic model system C. e/egans. From a handful of novel mutations, students will select their gene of interest, design and carryout RNAi knockdown experiments and utilize the CRISPR/Cas9 system to selectively mutate/GFP-tag their gene of interest in an effort to understand its cellular and developmental functions. Students will gain exposure to a variety of cellular and molecular techniques such as gene cloning, RNAi, microinjection, PCR, qPCR, fluorescence microscopy, CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing, and utilization of molecular databases, tools and software. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

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BIOL 495 - UMDNJ-TRANSFER NEUROSCIENCE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from UMDNJ which has been evaluated by the convener and fulfills the graduation requirement for the Biol/PT track. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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BIOL 496 - UMDNJ-TRANSFER GROSS ANATOMY
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from UMDNJ which has been evaluated by the convener and fulfills the graduation requirement for the Biol/PT track. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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BIOL 497 - UMDNJ-TRANSFER KINESIOLOGY
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from UMDNJ which has been evaluated by the convener and fulfills the graduation requirement for the Biol/PT track. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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BIOL 498 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo College course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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BIOL 499 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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