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    Biology

    BIOL 502 Immunology 3 (3-0)

    Humoral and cell-mediated immunity including immune disorders and theories of immunological techniques. (S/E)

    BIOL 503 Virology 2 (2-0) 

    Molecular aspects of viral infection of bacteria, plants, and animals including viral replication, host range, host defenses, antiviral drugs, and viral ecology. Pre-requisites: BIOL 301/301L or permission of instructor. (F/E)

    BIOL 510 Foundations in Graduate Studies 3 (3-0)

    Laboratory safety. Effective sourcing, use, and interpretation of the literature. Scientific methodology, writing, and review of research ethics. Development of a thesis or internship plan. Pre-requisite: graduate standing. (F)

    BIOL 512 Cellular Biology 3 (3-0)

    Structural and functional organization of the cell, life cycles of cells, intracellular digestion, protein synthesis and cell death. Pre-requisites: BIOL 301 and 301L or BIOL 350 and 351, and CHEM 301 and 301L. Co-requisite: BIOL 512L. (S)

    BIOL 512L Cellular Biology Lab 1 (0-3)

    Co-requisite: BIOL 512 (S)

    BIOL 513 Plant Physiology 2 (2-0)

    Thorough examination of general physiology and function of plant body systems. Pre-requisites: Biol 191/191L, 192/192L, 212/212L, and CHEM 301/301L. Co-requisite: Biol 513L (S/O)

    BIOL 513L Plant Physiology Lab

    Co-requisite: Biol 513 (S/O)

    BIOL 521 Histology 2 (2-0)

    A microscopic study of vertebrate tissues and organs. Pre-requisites: BIOL 192/192L or BIOL 202/202L, or BIOL 223/223L or BIOL 321/321L. Co-requisite: BIOL 521L. (S/O)

    BIOL 521L Histology Lab 2 (0-4)

    Co-requisite: BIOL 521. (S/O)

    BIOL 526 Plant Morphology 2 (2-0)

    Forms, basic structures, relationships, life histories and evolutionary trends of representatives of the major autotrophic plant groups. Co-requisite: BIOL 526L. (S/E)

    BIOL 526L Plant Morphology Lab 1 (0-2)

    Co-requisite: BIOL 526. (S/E)

    BIOL 532 Developmental Biology (2-0)

    Theory and principles of the development of representative vertebrate and invertebrate animals with particular emphasis on the frog, chick, and Drosphila. Pre-requisite: BIOL 351 and 351L or permission of instructor. Co-requisite: BIOL 532L. (S/E)

    BIOL 532L Developmental Biology Lab 2 (0-4)

    Co-requisite: BIOL 532. (S/E)

    BIOL 540 Molecular Genetics 2 (2-0)

    Molecular and biochemical basis of heredity. Regulation of gene expression. Pre-requisite: BIOL 351 and 351L or permission of instructor. Co-requisite: BIOL 540L. (S)

    BIOL 540L Molecular Genetics Lab 1 (0-2)

    Co-requisite: BIOL 540. (S)

    BIOL 541 Freshwater Invertebrate Zoology 2 (2-0)

    Classification, phylogeny, systematics, morphology, physiology, and natural history of freshwater invertebrates inclusive of insects. Co-requisite: BIOL 541L. (S/O)

    BIOL 541L Freshwater Invertebrate Zoology Lab 2 (0-4)

    Co-requisite: BIOL 541. (S/O)

    BIOL 543 Limnology 2 (2-0)

    Biology, chemistry, and physics of lakes and rivers. Co-requisite: BIOL 543L. (S/E)

    BIOL 543L Limnology Lab 2 (0-4)

    Co-requisite: BIOL 543. (S/E)

    BIOL 552 Advanced Microscopy 2 (2-0)

    Theory and application of light and electron microscopy to biological sciences. Includes preparation of cells and tissues for examination, scope operation, and image analysis. Co-requisite: BIOL 552L. (Offered upon demand)

    BIOL 552L Advanced Microscopy Lab 2 (0-4)

    Co-requisite: BIOL 552. (Offered upon demand)

    BIOL 553 Ecology 2 (2-0)

    Interrelationships among organisms and their environment, employing quantitative methods and conceptual models. Pre-requisites: BIOL 352, and MATH 126 or MATH 221. Co-requisite: BIOL 553L. (F/E)

    BIOL 553L Ecology Field Studies 2 (2-0)

    Co-requisite: BIOL 553. (F/E)

    BIOL 553 Behavioral Ecology 3 (3-0)

    Evolution and adaptive significance of animal behaviors with a focus on current research Pre-requisites: BIOL 352 or permission of instructor. (S/O)

    BIOL 561 Applied Geospatial Technology (GIS/GPS) 3 (3-0)

    Theory and practice of using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) for geographic data analysis, and to georeference data. (F/O)

    BIOL 562 Environmental Management 3 (3-0)

    Scientific basis of environmental regulations applied to air/water quality, solid waste, and hazardous waste; technologies and procedures used by generators to achieve compliance. Pre-requisite: BIOL 353 or equivalent. (S/O)

    BIOL 565 Environmental Toxicology 3 (3-0)

    Basic principles of toxicology, interaction of the xenobiotics with living organisms and the environment, and the impact of pollutants on the ecosystem. Pre-requisites: BIOL 191 and 192, or BIOL 201 and 202; and CHEM 122 and 302, or permission of instructor. (S/E)

    BIOL 578 Practicum in Laboratory Instruction 1 (0-2)

    Laboratory preparation, instruction, and methods under the guidance and supervision of a professor. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits. Prerequisites: graduate standing or permission of department chair. (S/U grading) (F,S)

    BIOL 579 Ichthyology 2 (2-0)

    The morphology, taxonomy and ecology of fishes; an introduction to fishery biology and aquaculture. Field trips are an integral part of the course. Co-requisite: BIOL 579L. (F/O)

    BIOL 570 Ichthyology Lab 1 (0-2)

    Co-requisite: BIOL 579. (F/O)

    BIOL 581 Entomology 2 (2-0)

    Structure, classification, behavior, ecology and control of insects. Pre-requisite: BIOL 191 and 192, or BIOL 202 or permission of instructor. Co-requisite: BIOL 581L. (F/O)

    BIOL 581L Entomology Lab 1 (0-2)

    Co-requisite: BIOL 581. (F/O)

    BIOL 583 Mammalogy 2 (2-0)

    Evolution, classification and biology of mammals; practice in identifying and preparing specimens. Co-requisite: BIOL 583L. (S/E)

    BIOL 583 Mammalogy Lab 1 (0-2)

    Co-requisite: BIOL 583 (S/E)

    BIOL 584 Ornithology 2 (2-0)

    Classification, life history, laboratory and field identification of birds. Co-requisite: BIOL 584L. (S/O)

    BIOL 584L Ornithology Lab 1 (0-2)

    Co-requisite: BIOL 584. (S/O)

    BIOL 585 Plant Taxonomy 2 (2-0)

    Identification of common vascular plant families of Colorado with an emphasis on the flowering plants; study of their systematic relationships. Co-requisite: BIOL 585L. (F)

    BIOL 585L Plant Taxonomy Lab 2 (0-4)

    Co-requisite: BIOL 585. (F)

    BIOL 588 Internship Seminar 1 (1-0)

    Graduate internship presentation and examination for completion of MS degree option within the Graduate Programs in Natural Sciences. Pre-requisite: graduate standing. (F,S,SS)

    BIOL 589 Thesis Defense 1 (1-0)

    Thesis presentation for completion of MS degree option within the Graduate Programs in Natural Sciences. Pre-requisite: graduate standing. (F,S,SS)

    BIOL 591 Special Topics (1-4 VAR)

    (F,S,SS)

    BIOL 593 Seminar 1 (1-0)

    An interdisciplinary seminar on topics appropriate to the application of natural sciences. Pre-requisite: graduate standing and CHEM 510. (S)

    BIOL 595 Independent Study (1-4 VAR)

    Pre-requisite: graduate standing, biology major, permission of instructor and department. (F,S,SS)

    BIOL 598 Graduate Non-Thesis Internship (1-4 VAR) (S/U Grading)

    Pre-requisite: graduate standing. (F,S,SS)

    BIOL 599 Thesis Research (1-6 VAR) (S/U Grading)

    Pre-requisite: graduate standing. (F,S,SS)
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    Chemistry

    CHEM 501 Advanced Organic Chemistry 3 (3-0)

    Topics of advanced organic chemistry including organic reactions, mechanisms, natural products, spectroscopy, and industrial applications. Pre-requisite: CHEM 302, or permission of instructor. (F)

    CHEM 501L Advanced Organic Chemistry Lab 1 (0-3)

    Molecular structure determination by chemical and instrumental methods. Advanced synthetic techniques. Co-requisite or pre-requisite: CHEM 501. (F)

    CHEM 503 Polymer Chemistry 3 (3-0)

    Study of synthetic polymers including synthesis, mechanisms of formation, structure elucidation, reactivity, properties, and industrial application. Biopolymers also will be considered. Pre-requisite: CHEM 302, or permission of instructor. (S)

    CHEM 511 Biochemistry I 3 (3-0)

    Chemistry of constituents of living matter, including proteins, carbohydrates, nucleic acid and lipids. An introduction to enzymes and coenzymes. Pre-requisite: one year undergraduate Organic Chemistry. (F)

    CHEM 512 Biochemistry II 3 (3-0)

    Intermediary metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and amino acids. Bioenergetics. Pre-requisite: CHEM 411 or 511. (S)

    CHEM 512L Biochemistry II Lab 2 (0-6)

    Pre-requisite: CHEM 302. Co-requisite: CHEM 512. (S)

    CHEM 519 Instrumental Analysis 3 (3-0)

    Instrumental techniques in chemical separations, electro-chemistry, atomic, and molecular spectroscopy. Pre-requisite: CHEM 317 and 321, or permission of instructor. Co-requisite: CHEM 519L. (S)

    CHEM 519L Instrumental Analysis Lab 2 (0-6)

    Pre-requisite: CHEM 317 and 321, or permission of instructor. Co-requisite: CHEM 519. (S)

    CHEM 510 Foundations in Graduate Studies 3 (3-0)

    Laboratory safety. Effective sourcing, use, and interpretation of the literature. Scientific methodology, writing, and review of research ethics. Development of a thesis or internship plan. Pre-requisite: graduate standing. (F)

    CHEM 521 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 3 (3-0)

    Structure and bonding, coordination theory, periodic relations, equilibrium, kinetics, thermodynamics, descriptive chemistry, industrial applications. Pre-requisite: CHEM 321, or permission of instructor. (S)

    CHEM 525 Environmental Chemistry 3 (3-0)

    Chemical processes in the air, water and soil. Air, water soil analysis and treatment. Special emphasis upon the problems and effects of industrial and other pollution. Pre-requisite: CHEM 321, or permission of instructor. (F)

    CHEM 529 Advanced Analytical Chemistry 3 (3-0)

    Emphasizes latest developments in applied analytical chemistry, including advanced theory, wet chemical methods, and the design and application of advanced instrumentation. Pre-requisite: CHEM 419/L, and CHEM 321 or permission of instructor. (S/E)

    CHEM 531 Advanced Physical Chemistry 3 (3-0)

    Emphasizes latest developments in applied physical chemistry, including advanced theory, and instrumental and computational applications. Pre-requisite: CHEM 321 or permission of instructor. (S/E)

    CHEM 550 Industrial Chemistry 2 (2-0)

    The economic importance and special characteristics of the chemical industry. Feedstocks, intermediates and products of the chemical industry including thermoplastics, thermosetting plastics, paints and coatings, elastomers, fibers, surfactants, pharmaceuticals, agricultural chemicals, paper, acids, etc. Market demands, price and cost factors, scale, research, process chemistry and process control, product development. Case studies illustrating above topics. (F)

    CHEM 560 Advanced Forensic Chemistry 2 (2-0)

    Investigation of identification techniques for forensic analysis. Topics include arson, biological fluid and drug identification, and DNA analysis. Pre-requisites: CHEM 260/L and 419/L (or permission of instructor). Co-requisite: CHEM 560L. (F)

    CHEM 560L Advanced Forensic Chemistry 2 (0-4)

    The laboratory will accompany CHEM 560, Advanced Forensic Chemistry lecture. Pre-requisites: CHEM 260/L and 419/L (or permission of instructor). Co-requisite: CHEM 560. (F)

    CHEM 578 Practicum in Laboratory Instruction 1 (0-2)

    Laboratory preparation, instruction and methods under the guidance and supervision of an instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of four credits. Pre-requisites: graduate standing or approval of department chair. (S/U grades) (F,S,SS)

    CHEM 588 Internship Seminar 1 (1-0)

    Graduate internship presentation and examination for completion of MS degree option within the Graduate Programs in Natural Sciences. Pre-requisite: graduate standing. (F,S,SS)

    CHEM 589 Thesis Defense 1 (1-0)

    Thesis presentation for completion of MS degree option within the Graduate Programs in Natural Sciences. Pre-requisite: graduate standing. (F,S,SS)

    CHEM 591 Special Topics (1-4 VAR)

    Pre-requisite: permission of instructor. (*)

    CHEM 591 Research (1-6 VAR)

    Faculty directed research project for graduate students. Pre-requisite: graduate standing and approval of department chair or program director. (S/U grading) (F,S,SS) Repeatable

    CHEM 593 Seminar 1 (1-0)

    An interdisciplinary seminar on topics appropriate to the application of natural sciences. Pre-requisite: graduate standing and CHEM 510. (S)

    CHEM 595 Independent Study (1-4 VAR) (*)

    CHEM 598 Graduate Non-Thesis Internship (1-4 VAR) (S/U Grading)

    Pre-requisite: graduate standing. (F,S,SS)

    CHEM 599 Thesis Research (1-6 VAR) (S/U Grading)

    Pre-requisite: graduate standing. (F,S,SS) 
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