Jul 01, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ATR - Athletic Training

  
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    ATR 4902 - Independent Study in Sports Medicine


    Credit(s): 1-3
    S/U Only. Specialized independent study determined by the student’s needs and interests. Repeatable 1 time.

  
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    ATR 5105C - Athletic Training Techniques


    Credit(s): 3
    Overview course including basic components of the athletic training profession including the prevention, recognition and evaluation and immediate care of athletic injuries.

  
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    ATR 5125 - Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice in Sports Medicine


    Credit(s): 3
    By way of laboratory prosection of cadavers, this class will provide an opportunity for students to gain an in-depth understanding of human anatomy. This course examines anatomy of the extremities, back, thorax, abdomen, pelvis and perineum.

  
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    ATR 5217C - Physical Examination I


    Credit(s): 4
    The study and practice of skills and techniques essential for the evaluation of orthopaedic injuries. Students will learn to formulate an impression of the injury/condition in order to provide the basis for an initial treatment plan and medical referral.

  
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    ATR 5218C - Physical Examination II


    Credit(s): 4
    The study and practice of skills and techniques essential for the evaluation of orthopaedic injuries. Students will learn to formulate an impression of the injury/condition in order to provide the basis for an initial treatment plan and medical referral.

  
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    ATR 5306C - Therapeutic Interventions I


    Credit(s): 4
    Theoretical and clinical bases for the use of therapeutic modalities, pharmacology in the rehabilitation setting, including basic physics, physiological effects, indications, contraindications, and applications of therapeutic modalities in rehab.

  
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    ATR 5307C - Therapeutic Interventions II


    Credit(s): 4
    Theory and application methods of comprehensive therapeutic treatment and rehabilitation programs for injuries commonly sustained by the physically active.

  
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    ATR 5308C - Therapeutic Interventions III


    Credit(s): 1
    This course will provide an overview of manual therapy techniques, including myofacial release, joint mobilization, and traction as they are incorporated into a therapeutic rehabilitation program.

  
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    ATR 5319 - Rehabilitation Considerations for Children


    Credit(s): 3
    Addresses the principles of rehabilitation for children. This course will entail advanced anatomical, physiological and psychological aspects of sports injury in the youth population.

  
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    ATR 5346C - Health and Wellness Promotion Across the Lifespan I


    Credit(s): 3
    Integrates physiological, psychological, and social understanding of humans in relationship to physical activity as a lifelong pursuit. Includes physical fitness, nutrition, stress reduction, socialization, and individual differences in human behavior.

  
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    ATR 5347C - Health and Wellness Promotion Across the Lifespan II


    Credit(s): 1
    Techniques in conducting health fitness tests and exercise prescription including cardiorespiratory fitness, flexibility, weight control and nutrition as it relates to a healthy lifestyle.

  
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    ATR 5348C - Health and Wellness Promotion Across the Lifespan III


    Credit(s): 1
    This course will introduce concepts of neuromuscular system training, specifically addressing sport specific strength training, exercise selection, and physiological needs analysis.

  
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    ATR 5435 - Medical Conditions


    Credit(s): 3
    Pathology, physical examination, referral and treatment related to non-orthopedic conditions in the active population. Specific diagnostic tests and physical examination procedures will also be addressed.

  
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    ATR 5508 - Contemporary Issues in Athletic Training


    Credit(s): 3
    Takes a unique look at the current issues facing the profession of athletic training. Historical perspectives, current implications, and futuristic opportunities and threats are discussed.

  
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    ATR 5515 - Administration of Injury Prevention Programs


    Credit(s): 3
    Discusses the development and implementation of injury prevention programs for youth sports. Issues such as research, budgeting, marketing, and measuring effectiveness are identified.

  
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    ATR 5534 - Documentation in Athletic Training


    Credit(s): 1
    Documentation in Athletic Training is designed to prepare athletic training students with an introduction to the foundation of appropriate terminology, documentation, and communication methods as they relate athletic training and sports medicine.

    Corequisite(s): ATR 3202
  
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    ATR 5605 - Youth Injury Epidemiology


    Credit(s): 3
    Key issues in epidemiology, injury etiology, risk factors related to both internal and external variables, and the efficacy and effectiveness of preventive measures in regard to youth sport injury will be analyzed and discussed.

  
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    ATR 5612 - Evidence Based Medicine in Athletic Training


    Credit(s): 2
    This class will introduce the concept of evidence-based medicine and provide the student with information on how evidence-based medicine can affect the clinical practice of athletic training and enhance the care given to patients.

  
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    ATR 5815 - Clinical Experience in Athletic Training I


    Credit(s): 1-3
    Performance of basic athletic training skills under the supervision of a clinical instructor at various sties. Students develop competence in introductory athletic training skills. Focus on equipment intensive sports. A weekly seminar also required.

  
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    ATR 5825 - Clinical Experience in Athletic Training II


    Credit(s): 1-3
    Performance of basic athletic training skills under the supervision of a clinical instructor at various sites. Students develop competence in introductory and mid-level athletic training skills. Weekly seminar is also required.

  
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    ATR 5835C - Clinical Practicum in Athletic Training


    Credit(s): 1-3
    Performance of mid-level athletic training skills under the supervision of a preceptor at various sites. Students develop competence in mid-level and advanced athletic training skills.

    Prerequisite(s): ATR 5815 with a minimum grade of C, ATR 5825 with a minimum grade of C

BCH - Biochemistry (Biophysics)

  
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    BCH 3023 - Introductory Biochemistry


    Credit(s): 3
    Introduction to the chemistry and intermediary metabolism of biologically important substances.

    Restriction(s):
    • Permit Required

  
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    BCH 3023L - Basic Biochemistry Laboratory


    Credit(s): 2
    Practical work in determination and characterization of important biomolecules. Lec.-lab.

    CoPrerequisite(s): BCH 3053  with a minimum grade of C or BCH 4033  with a minimum grade of C

  
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    BCH 3053 - General Biochemistry


    Credit(s): 3
    This course is a one-semester, introductory course in Biochemistry. This course is open to all majors and strongly recommended for Biomedical Science majors. This course is not repeatable for credit.

    Prerequisite(s): CHM 2210  and BSC 2010 
    Other Information: Course is not repeatable.
  
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    BCH 4033 - Advanced Biochemistry I


    Credit(s): 3
    Introduction to the chemistry and intermediary metabolism of biologically important substances.

    Prerequisite(s): CHM 2211  and BSC 2010 
  
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    BCH 4034 - Advanced Biochemistry II


    Credit(s): 3
    An advanced undergraduate course emphasizing such topics as metabolic regulation, DNA and RNA structure and function, receptors, channels, antibodies, and contraction.

    Prerequisite(s): BCH 4033  with a minimum grade of C
  
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    BCH 5045 - Biochemistry Core Course


    Credit(s): 3
    A one-semester survey course in biochemistry for graduate students in chemistry, biology, and other appropriate fields and for particularly well-qualified undergraduates.

    Prerequisite(s): Either CHM 2211 , CHM 2211L , and CHM 3400 or CHM 4410 
  
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    BCH 5105 - Biochemistry Laboratory Rotations


    Credit(s): 1-3
    A course in which first year graduate students rotate through selected professor’s laboratories to learn techniques, become familiar with ongoing research in the Department and facilitate the selection of a mentor.


BME - Biomedical Engineering

  
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    BME 3032 - Biomedical Transport Process


    Credit(s): 3
    Introduce principles of momentum, mass and heat transport. Mathematical modeling of transport in one dimension and obtain solutions for fluxes and profiles. To utilize them to obtain engineering quantities.

    Prerequisite(s): EGN 3343  with a minimum grade of C, EGN 3433  with a minimum grade of C or MAP 2302  with a minimum grade of C
    Restriction(s):
    • Permit Required
    • Majors Only

  
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    BME 3053 - Computer Programming for Biomedical Engineers


    Credit(s): 3
    Basic programming skills in MATLAB. Use of computer methods to solve biomedical engineering problems. Solution of linear and nonlinear algebraic and differential equations that arise in biomedical engineering. Optimization methods.

    Prerequisite(s): EGN 3433  with a minimum grade of C or MAP 2302  with a minimum grade of C
    Restriction(s):
    • Permit Required

  
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    BME 3082 - Ethics for Biomedical Engineers


    Credit(s): 3
    This course raises students’ awareness about current ethical and professional issues in biomedical engineering. Students develop skills that broaden their perspectives and prepare them to engage in the society through practice in the biomedical field.

    Course Attribute(s): TGEE - Ethical Reasoning and Civic Engagement

    CoPrerequisite(s): BME 4056C  with a minimum grade of C

  
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    BME 3312 - Molecular and Cellular Engineering


    Credit(s): 3
    This course is designed to convey the basics of biological systems and the roles that engineers play in industrial biology to engineering students (primarily) and to students that are majoring in other sciences.

    Prerequisite(s): CHM 2210  with a minimum grade of C, CHM 2210L  with a minimum grade of C
    Restriction(s):
    • Permit Required
    • Majors Only

  
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    BME 4056C - Biomedical Engineering Lab I


    Credit(s): 2
    Design, implementation and analysis of biomedical experiments, including biomechanics, tissue mechanics, fluid transport, cardiovascular hemodynamics and materials for artificial organs and implants.

    Prerequisite(s): BME 4503  with a minimum grade of C, BME 4508  with a minimum grade of C
    Restriction(s):
    • Permit Required
    • Majors Only

  
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    BME 4057C - Biomedical Engineering Lab II


    Credit(s): 2
    Design, implementation and analysis of biomedical experiments, including bio-signal data acquisition, processing and analysis, and medical image processing and interpretation.

    Prerequisite(s): BME 4503  with a minimum grade of C, BME 4508  with a minimum grade of C
    Restriction(s):
    • Permit Required
    • Majors Only

  
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    BME 4100 - Biomedical Engineering


    Credit(s): 3
    An overview of biomedical engineering, including material and energy balances on human subjects, biomechanics, biomaterials, cellular and tissue engineering, biomedical imaging, neuroengineering, cardiovascular systems, engineering ethics and product development.

    Corequisite(s): Calculus 1
    CoPrerequisite(s): Chemistry 1

    Restriction(s):
    • Majors Only

    Other Information: Engineering or Science majors
  
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    BME 4332 - Cell and Tissue Engineering


    Credit(s): 3
    Engineering principles and molecular cell biology are applied to develop a fundamental understanding of property-function relationships in cells and tissues and exploit them in the rational design of tissue replacements.

    Prerequisite(s): EGN 3343  and EGN 3365  or EMA 4003  
  
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    BME 4406 - Engineering of Biological Systems


    Credit(s): 3
    This course is designed to convey the basics of biological systems and the roles that engineers play in industrial biology to engineering students (primarily)and to students that are majoring in other sciences. Not repeatable for credit. For majors and non-majors.

    Prerequisite(s): CHM 2210  
  
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    BME 4409 - Engineering Physiology


    Credit(s): 3
    General physiology of nerve, muscle, heart, and lung tissue, along with quantitative models of physiological processes at cell, tissue, and/or system level.

    Prerequisite(s): EGN 3433  with a minimum grade of C or MAP 2302  with a minimum grade of C, PHY 2049  with a minimum grade of C or PHY 2061  with a minimum grade of C or Physics C:Elcty/Mgntsm with a minimum score of 4, BSC 2010  with a minimum grade of C
    Restriction(s):
    • Majors Only

  
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    BME 4440 - Introduction to Bioastronautics


    Credit(s): 3
    This course will discuss the space environment, impacts of microgravity on human physiology, countermeasures, human factors in spacesuit and spacecraft design, astronaut training, life support systems, mission planning, and private space flight.

    Prerequisite(s): EGN 3343  
  
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    BME 4503 - Biomedical Instrumentation


    Credit(s): 3
    Engineering and medical bases of application, measurement and processing of signals to and from living systems. Biomedical transducers for measurements of movement, biopotentials, pressure, flow, concentrations, and temperature are discussed.

    CoPrerequisite(s): EGN 3373  with a minimum grade of C

    Restriction(s):
    • Permit Required
    • Majors Only

  
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    BME 4508 - Biomedical Signals and Systems Analysis


    Credit(s): 3
    Application of analytical methods and computational modelling to the analysis of biochemical, bioelectrical, and biomechanical processes.

    Prerequisite(s): EGN 3433  with a minimum grade of C or MAP 2302  with a minimum grade of C, BME 3053  with a minimum grade of C, PHY 2049  with a minimum grade of C or Physics C:Elcty/Mgntsm with a minimum score of 4
    Restriction(s):
    • Permit Required
    • Majors Only

  
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    BME 4571 - Nanomedicine


    Credit(s): 3
    This course will provide a basic knowledge of the principles, technology and applications of nanotechnology in medicine with special emphasis on recombinant DNA technology, protein engineering, drug delivery, biomaterials, MEMs & tissue engineering.

  
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    BME 4882 - Biomedical Engineering Design I


    Credit(s): 3
    Teams work with a client in the development of projects that incorporate various aspects of Biomedical Engineering. Emphasizes formal engineering design principles; engineering ethics, risk analysis, safety in design and FDA regulations are reviewed.

    CoPrerequisite(s): BME 4056C  with a minimum grade of C or BME 4057C  with a minimum grade of C

    Restriction(s):
    • Permit Required
    • Majors Only

  
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    BME 4883 - Biomedical Engineering Design II


    Credit(s): 3
    Teams work with an industry and/or other clients in the development of projects that incorporate various aspects of Biomedical Engineering. Emphasis is put on formal engineering design principles, ethics, entrepreneurship, and safety.

    Course Attribute(s): CST - Capstone, TGEH - High Impact Practice

    Prerequisite(s): BME 4882  with a minimum grade of C
    Restriction(s):
    • Permit Required
    • Majors Only

  
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    BME 4914 - Biomedical Engineering Research Experience


    Credit(s): 0-3
    Supervised research determined by the needs and interests of the student.

    Restriction(s):
    • S/U Grade System
    • Majors Only

    Other Information: Number of Times Repeatable: 3
  
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    BME 4931 - Selected Topics in Biomedical Engineering


    Credit(s): 1-3
    Selected topics in biomedical engineering, which can include biomechanics, biomedical instrumentation and sensors, tissue and cellular engineering, and clinical engineering and health systems.

  
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    BME 4943 - Biomedical Engineering Industry Internship Experience


    Credit(s): 0-3
    Experiential learning course in engineering and biomedical industries that synergies acquired biomedical engineering theoretical knowledge to practical industry applications. Experience will include direct supervision by the industry and a USF faculty.

    Restriction(s):
    • Permit Required
    • S/U Grade System
    • Majors Only

    Other Information: Maximum Hours Repeatable: 3
  
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    BME 5040 - Pharmaceutical Engineering


    Credit(s): 2
    Introduction to pharmaceutical engineering, including dosage forms (tablets, capsules, powders, liquids, topical forms, and aerosols), excipients, regulatory issues, clinical studies, and good manufacturing practices.

  
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    BME 5105 - Introduction to Biomedical Engineering


    Credit(s): 3
    This course is designed to introduce students from engineering and other disciplines to a range of topics in biomedical engineering. The course will cover engineering tools and techniques applied to medicine and biology.

    Prerequisite(s): CHM 2045 , and MAC 2311  or MAC 2281  or MAC 2241  
  
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    BME 5320 - Theory and Design of Bioprocesses


    Credit(s): 3
    Introduction to biotechnology, including applied microbiology, enzyme technology, biomass production, bioreactor design, and transport processes in biosystems.

  
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    BME 5910 - Directed Research in Bioengineering


    Credit(s): 1-3
    Directed research in an area of biomedical engineering or engineering biotechnology.

  
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    BME 5937 - Selected Topics in Biomedical Engineering


    Credit(s): 1-3
    Selected topics in biomedical engineering, including biomedical engineering, biomedical materials, biodynamics of circulation, separation processes in biomedical systems, and artificial organ systems. May be taken by non-engineering students with CI. Repeatable as subjects vary.


BMS - Basic Medical Sciences

  
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    BMS 5015 - Clinical Diagnosis and Reasoning


    Credit(s): var.
    This course aims to provide the student with the opportunity to "think like a physician." It will provide the venue to integrate clin diagnosis/reasoning strategies with complementary aspects of clin problem solving/phys diagnosis/evidence based medicine.


BOT - Botany

  
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    BOT 3015C - General Botany


    Credit(s): 4
    A general survey of the plant kingdom. Introduction to plant anatomy, morphology, physiology, genetics, reproduction, classification, evolution and ecology. This course is a combined lecture and lab class. A lab fee will be assessed.

    Prerequisite(s): BSC 2010  or BSC 2011 , with a minimum grade of C- or better
  
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    BOT 3152C - Field Botany


    Credit(s): 3
    A field course emphasizing Identification and classification of native and naturalized flowering plants of Florida including historical, climatic, and floristic aspects of plant communities. Fieldwork required. Lecture and Laboratory.

    Course Attribute(s): TGEH - High Impact Practice

    Prerequisite(s): BSC 2011  with a minimum grade of C-, BSC 2011L  with a minimum grade of C-
  
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    BOT 3373C - Vascular Plants: Form and Function


    Credit(s): 4
    Introduction to morphology, physiology and evolution of vascular plants, integrating form and function to understand diversity. Lecture and Laboratory.

    Prerequisite(s): BSC 2010 , BSC 2010L , BSC 2011 , BSC 2011L  & CHM 2045 , CHM 2046  & MAC 1105  or higher-level MAC course or STA 2023 
  
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    BOT 3850 - Medical Botany


    Credit(s): 3
    Study of agents that are produced by plants and that are toxic or psychoactive in human beings or are useful as remedies. Lecture only.

    Course Attribute(s): TGEE - Ethical Reasoning and Civic Engagement

    Prerequisite(s): BSC 2010  with a minimum grade of C-, BSC 2011  with a minimum grade of C-, CHM 2210  with a minimum grade of C-
  
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    BOT 4184C - Biology of Coastal Plants


    Credit(s): 4
    A field course in coastal plants with emphasis on ecology and functional morphology. Fieldwork will stress the ecological aspects of plants in the coastal environment of Florida. Fieldwork required. Lecture and Lab.

    Prerequisite(s): BOT 3373C  and PCB 3043 
  
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    BOT 4404C - Phycology


    Credit(s): 4
    An introduction to freshwater and marine algae, their classification, distribution and ecology. Lecture and laboratory. This course is a combined lecture and lab class. A lab fee will be assessed.

    Prerequisite(s): BSC 2010  or BSC 2011 , BOT 3015C , with a minimum grade of C- or better.
  
  
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    BOT 4601 - Plant Ecology


    Credit(s): 3
    This course covers plant ecology on a number of different scales, from that of individuals and their physiology, to those of populations, communities, landscapes, and biomes. The course will emphasize critical thinking and writing skills.

    Prerequisite(s): PCB 3043 
  
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    BOT 4714C - Plant Taxonomy


    Credit(s): 4
    An introduction to plant taxonomy, including the principles and methods of systematic botany and classification. Lab and field exercises provided experience in plant identification. Emphasis on native and introduced plants of peninsular Florida.

    Prerequisite(s): BSC 2011  with a minimum grade of C
  
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    BOT 4810C - Economic Botany


    Credit(s): 3
    Study of the uses of plants by man for food, chemicals, fibers, and medicines.

    Prerequisite(s): BOT 3373C .
  
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    BOT 4851 - Plants and Human Health


    Credit(s): 3
    This course is a study about the natural history and nature of plant chemical constituents, and about the historic, present, and future roles of plants in human health.

    Prerequisite(s): BSC 2010  / C- OR BSC 2011  / C-

BSC - Biological Sciences

  
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    BSC 1005 - Biological Principles for Non Majors


    Credit(s): 3
    A comprehensive introduction to living systems, including the scientific basis of biology, cell structure and function, genetic mechanisms, human anatomy and physiology, and ecological and evolutionary processes.

    Course Attribute(s): SMNS - Natural Sciences, CANL - Natural Sciences (Life Science), SMEL - General Education Elective, SPNS - Natural Sciences, SGEN - General Education Core Natural Sciences

  
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    BSC 1020 - The Biology of Humans


    Credit(s): 3
    This non-science majors course deals with the principles and applications of human biology. Topics include: scientific literacy, cell structure and function, anatomy and physiology, genetics, infectious diseases, and biotechnology.

    Course Attribute(s): CANL - Natural Sciences (Life Science)

  
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    BSC 2010 - Cellular Processes


    Credit(s): 3
    This course deals with biological systems at the cellular and subcellular levels. Topics include an introduction to biochemistry, cell structure and function, enzymes, respiration, mitosis and meiosis, genetics and gene expression.

    Course Attribute(s): SMNS - Natural Sciences, CANL - Natural Sciences (Life Science), SMEL - General Education Elective, SPNS - Natural Sciences, SGEN - General Education Core Natural Sciences

    Corequisite(s): BSC 2010L .
  
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    BSC 2010L - Cellular Processes Laboratory


    Credit(s): 1
    Laboratory portion of Biology I Cellular Processes relating to cellular and subcellular structure and function. Mitosis, meiosis, and Mendelian genetics will be stressed.

    Corequisite(s): BSC 2010 .
  
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    BSC 2011 - Biodiversity


    Credit(s): 3
    Biodiversity is an analysis of biological systems at the organismal level: evolution, speciation, history of life, and ecology.

    Course Attribute(s): SMNS - Natural Sciences, CANL - Natural Sciences (Life Science), SMEL - General Education Elective

    Corequisite(s): BSC 2011L 
  
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    BSC 2011L - Biodiversity Laboratory


    Credit(s): 1
    Laboratory portion of Biology II Diversity relating to organismal structure and function. Microscopy, as well as, plant and animal development will be stressed.

    Corequisite(s): BSC 2011 .
  
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    BSC 2025 - Food: Personal and Global Perspectives


    Credit(s): 3
    The application of basic biological principles to human nutritional problems; to learn how various cultures achieve adequate nutrition and how environmental changes impact both personal and global nutrition.

    Other Information: May be taken by biology majors for free elective credit.
  
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    BSC 2035 - Sex and Today’s World


    Credit(s): 3
    The application of basic biological principles to female and male sexual behavior and reproduction; current social problems are treated from a biological perspective. May be taken by majors for free elective credit.

  
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    BSC 2050 - Environment


    Credit(s): 3
    A comprehensive introduction to the environment, including the scientific basis of ecology, population growth, community and ecosystem ecology, biodiversity, resource use and availability, energy production water, air and land pollution.

    Course Attribute(s): CANL - Natural Sciences (Life Science)

  
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    BSC 2085 - Anatomy and Physiology I for Health Professionals


    Credit(s): 3
    Introduction to the normal structure, function and selected pathological conditions for physiologic systems. Focus on understanding how the body functions in preparing for careers in nursing or health-related professions.

    Course Attribute(s): CANL - Natural Sciences (Life Science), SPNS - Natural Sciences, SGEN - General Education Core Natural Sciences

    Corequisite(s): BSC 2085L .
  
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    BSC 2085L - Anatomy and Physiology Lab I for Nursing and other Healthcare Professionals


    Credit(s): 1
    Laboratory exercises and virtual dissections linked to the basic content of Anatomy & Physiology I for Health Professionals.

    Corequisite(s): BSC 2085 .
  
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    BSC 2086 - Anatomy and Physiology II for Nursing and other Healthcare Professionals


    Credit(s): 3
    Introduction of normal structure, function and selected pathological conditions for physiologic systems. Focus on understanding how the body functions in preparing for careers in nursing or health-related professions.

    Course Attribute(s): CANL - Natural Sciences (Life Science)

    Prerequisite(s): BSC 2085  and BSC 2085L .
    Corequisite(s): BSC 2086L .
  
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    BSC 2086L - Anatomy and Physiology Lab II for Nursing and other Healthcare Professionals


    Credit(s): 1
    Laboratory exercises and virtual dissections linked to the basic content of Anatomy & Physiology II for Health Professionals.

    Prerequisite(s): BSC 2085  and BSC 2085L .
    Corequisite(s): BSC 2086 .
  
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    BSC 2093C - Human Anatomy and Physiology I


    Credit(s): 4
    Basic biochemistry, cell structure and function, tissues, anatomical terminology, anatomy and physiology of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Lecture and Laboratory.

    Prerequisite(s): BSC 2010 , BSC 2010L , BSC 2011 , BSC 2011L  and CHM 2045 .
  
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    BSC 2094C - Human Anatomy and Physiology II


    Credit(s): 4
    Anatomy and physiology of the autonomic nervous, endocrine, circulatory, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, excretory, and reproductive systems. Lecture and Laboratory.

    Prerequisite(s): BSC 2010 , BSC 2010L , BSC 2011 , BSC 2011L , BSC 2093C , and CHM 2045 .
  
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    BSC 2932 - Selected Topics in Biology


    Credit(s): 1-3
    The course content will depend on student demand and instructor’s interest.

  
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    BSC 2933 - Honors Seminar II: Philosophy And Ethics Of Science


    Credit(s): 3
    Enrollment is limited to department of biology honors students. Introduction to the nature of science. Historical perspectives, modes of reasoning, science vs. Pseudoscience, science as an intellectual process, ethics, and resolving dilemmas.

    Prerequisite(s): BSC 2011 , BSC 2011L , BSC 2932 , CHM 2045 .
    Restriction(s):
    • Consent of Instructor/Department

  
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    BSC 2934 - Honors Seminar III: Scientific Approaches


    Credit(s): 3
    The course will begin to familiarize students with the process of conducting scientific research.

    Prerequisite(s): BSC 2933 
    Restriction(s):
    • Majors Only

    Other Information: Department of Biology Honors Students
  
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    BSC 2938 - Honors Seminar I


    Credit(s): 1
    Enrollment is limited to Department of Biology Honors students. Course is designed to introduce Honors students to various research fields and current research in the Department. Faculty members present research seminars and discuss their work.

    Prerequisite(s): BSC 2010 , BSC 2010L  & CHM 2045 .
    Corequisite(s): BSC 2011 , BSC 2011L .
  
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    BSC 3022 - Biology of Aging


    Credit(s): 3
    An overview of cellular and molecular aspects of the aging process in human systems will be explored through lecture, discussion and virtual formats. For non-majors.

    Prerequisite(s): BSC 1005  or BSC 1020  and BSC 2085  or BSC 2093C .
  
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    BSC 3312 - Marine Biology


    Credit(s): 3
    A survey of the marine environment, the types of organisms found inhabiting a variety of marine habitats, and the adaptations of the organisms to those habitats. Emphasis is placed on shallow water Florida environments. Lecture only.

    Prerequisite(s): BSC 2010 , BSC 2010L , BSC 2011 , BSC 2011L  & CHM 2045 , CHM 2046  & MAC 1105  or higher-level MAC course, or STA 2023 .
  
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    BSC 3368C - Tropical Marine Ecology and Conservation Field Course


    Credit(s): 3
    This course is a field-intensive experience to give students a better understanding of research and monitoring techniques used by marine biologists, as well as ecological principles relevant to coral reef ecosystems and relevant conservation strategies.

    Prerequisite(s): BSC 2011  with a minimum grade of C, BSC 2011L  with a minimum grade of C
    Restriction(s):
    • Permit Required

  
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    BSC 3402L - Experimental Biology Lab


    Credit(s): 2
    Introduction to the philosophy & methodology of scientific practice by classroom discussion and laboratory as well as field experience. Students learn: philosophical & practical difference between physical/historical science, hypothesis generation/testing, etc.

    Prerequisite(s): BSC 2010  or BSC 2011 , with a minimum grade of C- or better.
  
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    BSC 3453 - Research Methods in Biology


    Credit(s): 3
    This course utilizes a hands-on, application-oriented approach to enhance student understanding of: framing scientific questions based on scientific literature; experimental design; data analysis; writing technical reports; and presenting seminars.

    Prerequisite(s): BSC 2010 , BSC 2010L , BSC 2011 , BSC 2011L , STA 2023 .
  
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    BSC 3813 - Life Science Fundamentals for Teachers


    Credit(s): 4
    This course is designed to further develop science teachers’ understanding of the life sciences commonly found in 6-9 school curricula, with a focus on effective research based life sciences pedagogy.

    Prerequisite(s): Six hours of science to include three hours of physical science and three hours of life science.
  
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    BSC 3848 - Scientific Communication


    Credit(s): 1
    This course will be taken in conjunction with an upper level biology lab course. Students will work on developing and communication research questions and experimental designs with peers in both written and oral formats.

    Prerequisite(s): ENC 1101  with a minimum grade of C, ENC 1102  with a minimum grade of C
    Other Information: Number of Times Repeatable: 3
  
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    BSC 4052 - Conservation Biology


    Credit(s): 3
    This course provides an extensive introduction to current models and empirical study in conservation biology, including substantial hands-on experience with programming methods for study of data and models.

    Course Attribute(s): GCPC - Global Citizens Project Course

    Prerequisite(s): PCB 3043  with a minimum grade of C-, MAC 2241  with a minimum grade of C- or MAC 2281  with a minimum grade of C- or MAC 2311  with a minimum grade of C-
  
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    BSC 4057 - Environmental Issues


    Credit(s): 3
    Study of biological, economic, ethical, legal, political and social issues relating to current environmental problems.

    Course Attribute(s): EMWP - Major Works and Major Issues, SMCD - Community Engagement & Diversity Pillar

    Other Information: Not for major’s credit.
  
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    BSC 4284 - Symbiosis and the Environment


    Credit(s): 3
    This course will provide an overview of the diversity of mutualistic symbioses and their critical roles in the natural environment. We will take an integrative approach, spanning ecosystems to molecules, to study these associations.

    Prerequisite(s): PCB 3043  with a minimum grade of C-
  
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    BSC 4313C - Advanced Marine Biology


    Credit(s): 4
    A detailed analysis of marine environment in the Tampa Bay or surrounding area. Field and laboratory work will provide direct experience with the system.

    Prerequisite(s): BSC 3312 
  
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    BSC 4315 - Deep Sea Biology


    Credit(s): 3
    This course explores the evolution, ecology, and physiology of deep-sea organisms, as well as the interconnectedness of deep-sea organisms and ecosystems with the surface ocean.

    Prerequisite(s): BSC 2011  with a minimum grade of C, BSC 2011L  with a minimum grade of C
  
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    BSC 4333 - Ecology Of Aquatic Vascular Plants


    Credit(s): 3
    A study of aquatic vascular plants, biological adaptations to aquatic environments, factors influencing community composition, how they influence and are influenced by their habitats; includes a survey of key vascular plant in a wide range of communities.

    Prerequisite(s): BSC 2010 /C- OR BSC 2011 /C- OR BOT 3015C /C-
  
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    BSC 4434 - Bioinformatics


    Credit(s): 3
    This lecture-based, nonrestrictive course covers basics of molecular bioscience data management/analysis. Focus is on general computational methods, their bio-basis, and how to evaluate analysis results. Qualitative algorithm descriptions are included.

    Prerequisite(s): PCB 3023  with a minimum grade of C-, PCB 3063  with a minimum grade of C-, MAC 2241  with a minimum grade of C- or MAC 2281  with a minimum grade of C- or MAC 2311  with a minimum grade of C- or Calculus AB with a minimum score of 3 or Calculus AB Subscore with a minimum score of 3 or Calculus BC with a minimum score of 3
  
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    BSC 4444 - Genomics


    Credit(s): 3
    We will be using genomic data available from multiple bioinformatics databases to answer an open-ended question fundamental to organismal evolution. The emphasis is to hone scientific inquiry skills in fledgling researchers.

    Course Attribute(s): WRIN - Writing Intensive Capstone, 6ACT - Gordon Communication Requirement, CST - Capstone, TGEH - High Impact Practice, 6ACT - State Communication Requirement

    Prerequisite(s): PCB 3063 
  
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    BSC 4444L - Genomics Laboratory


    Credit(s): 1
    Laboratory exercises linked to the Genomics lecture course.

  
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    BSC 4452 - Computational Biology


    Credit(s): 3
    This course provides a general overview of the data-analytical and theoretical methods, mathematical modeling and computational simulation techniques available to study biological and social systems.

    Prerequisite(s): CHM 2046  with a minimum grade of C-, MAC 2242  with a minimum grade of C- or MAC 2282  with a minimum grade of C- or MAC 2312  with a minimum grade of C-, STA 2023  with a minimum grade of C-, PHY 2049  with a minimum grade of C- or PHY 2054  with a minimum grade of C-
 

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