UNDERGRADUATE COURSES


Contact: Megan Leung in the CBMG Undergraduate Office (mleung3@umd.edu. 301-405-2766)


FALL 2020 Courses

Fall 2020 Courses has been updated on August 28, 2020


bsci SPONSORED introductory courses


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BSCI160 Principles of Ecology and Evolution (3 Credits)

Basic principles of biology with special emphasis on ecological and evolutionary biology. Multiple Instructors Online Check Testudo for more details

BSCI161- Principles of Ecology and Evolution

Lab (1 Credit)

Basic laboratory principles of biology with special emphasis on ecological and evolutionary biology. 

Francisca Saavedra

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BSCI161C- Principles of Ecology and Evolution Lab (1 Credit)

Basic laboratory principles of biology with special emphasis on ecological and evolutionary biology.

*Restricted to new freshmen and new transfer students in Biological Science or Neuroscience.

Francisca Saavedra Online Check Testudo for more details

BSCI161S- Principles of Ecology and Evolution  Lab (1 Credit)

Basic laboratory principles of biology with special emphasis on ecological and evolutionary biology.

*Restricted to College Park Scholars - Life Sciences.

Francisca Saavedra Online Check Testudo for more details

BSCI170- Principles of Molecular & Cellular  Biology (3 Credits)

Basic principles of biology with special emphasis on cellular and molecular biology. Multiple Instructors Online Check Testudo for more details

BSCI171- Principles of Molecular & Cellular

Biology Laboratory (1 Credit)

Basic laboratory principles of biology with special emphasis on cellular and molecular biology. Swarna Mohan Online Check Testudo for more details
BSCI207- Principles of Biology III - Organismal Biology (3 Credits) The diversity, structure and function of organisms as understood from the perspective of their common physicochemical principles and unique evolutionary histories. Multiple Instructors Online Check Testudo for more details
BSCI222- Principles of Genetics (4 Credits) Principles and mechanisms of heredity and gene expression. Considers plant, animal, and microbial organisms. Multiple Instructors Online Check Testudo for more details

cbmg sponsored introductory courses


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BSCI135- Amazing Green: Plants that Transformed the World (4 Credits)

An interactive way to learn about plants and science, focusing on how plants have changed human history, the biology of their growth, and the science behind their use. Not acceptable for credit for any Biological Sciences major. Edgar Moctezuma Online Check Testudo for more details
BSCI223- General Microbiology (4 Credits)

Fundamental concepts in morphology, physiology, genetics, immunology, ecology, and pathogenic microbiology. Applications of microbiology to medicine, the food industry and biotechnology.

John Buchner Online Check Testudo for more details
BSCI283- Principles of Microbiology (4 Credits) Introduction to microorganisms designed for science majors. Genetic principles underlying microbial abilities; microbial structure-function relationships; metabolism, physiology, and ecology of microorganisms; interactions between microorganisms (including pathogens) and their hosts. Wade Winkler Online Check Testudo for more details

cbmg advanced program courses


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BSCI348- Special Topics in CBMG (1-4 Credits) Presentation and discussion of special subjects in the field of cell biology and molecular genetics. A maximum of three credit hours of BSCI 348 may be applied to major. Contact department for information to register for this course. Contact department for information to register for this course. Contact department for information to register for this course. Contact: Megan Leung in the CBMG Undergraduate Office (mleung3@umd.edu. 301-405-2766)
BSCI348A-Special Topics in CBMG; Microbiology Undergraduate Teaching Practicum (3 Credits) Students will act as Undergraduate Teaching Assistants for BSCI223. Prerequisite: A or B in BSCI223 and permission of instructor. Students must be available for one of the BSCI223 lab periods.This course is applicable for the Enrichment credits required of all Biological Sciences students in majors with 0404 codes. For others this is elective credit. Formerly: BSCI348U. John Buchner ONLINE: F 8:00am - 8:50am ONLINE Lab: Class time/details on ELMS Students interested in this teaching/leadership opportunity should contact Dr. John Buchner for application information.
BSCI348I: Special Topics in CBMG; Infectious Disease Process (3 credits) Restricted to students in the SIE Program. Volker Briken ONLINE: F 5:00pm - 8:00pm https://oes.umd.edu/graduates-post-baccalaureates-professionals/post-baccalaureate-programs/science-evening-sie
BSCI410- Molecular Genetics (3 Credits) An advance genetics course emphasizing the molecular basis of gene structure and function in the context of modern approaches to the genetics of human and model organisms.  Stephen Mount

Online: TuTh

11:00am - 12:15pm

Acceptable toward Biological Sciences specializationa ares: PHNB, MICB, CEBG, GENB, and CBMG
BBSCI411- Bioinformatics and Integrated Genomics (4 Credits) Computational methods for the study of biological sequence data in comparative biology and evolution. Analysis of genome content and organization. Database searching, pairwise and multiple sequence alignment, phylogenetic, methods, pattern recognition, and functional inference. Functional and comparative genomics approaches.  Brian Pierce, Najib El-Sayed

ESJ 1202: MWF 10:00am - 10:50am; Lab: PLS 1121: M 2:00pm - 4:50pm

Schedule for all Sections. Acceptable to Biological Specialization Areas: CEBG, MICB, and GENB.
BSCI414- Recombinant DNA Laboratory (3 Credits) An advanced course offering hands-on experience in performing recombinant DNA experiments. All current molecular biology techniques used for cloning prokaryotic genes, analyzing the gene products, and modifying the genes will be performed. Techniques include isolation of DNA, use of restriction enzymes; cloning procedures, PCR analysis, and Southern hybridizations. Lecture material focuses on interpretation of results generated in the laboratory.  Caren Chang

ONLINE/ TuTh 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Acceptable toward Biological Sciences Specialization Areas: PHNB, MICB, CEBG and GENB. 
BSCI415- Molecular Genetics Laboratory (3 Credits) Problem solving laboratory organized around extended projects that employ different approaches toward linking gene and function.  David Straney

Time: TBA

MCB 3123

Specialization Areas: CEBG and GENB.
BSCI420- Cell Biology Lectures (3 Credits) Molecular and biochemical bases of cellular organization and function in eukaryotes. Norma Andrews

ONLINE: TuTh 12:30pm - 1:45pm

 Specialization Areas: PHNB, CEBG, and GENB. Cross-listed with BSCI420. Credit only granted for BSCI420 or CBMG688C.
BSCI424- Pathogenic Microbiology (4 Credits) The role of bacteria and fungi in the diseases of humans with emphasis upon the differentiation and culture of microorganisms, types of disease, modes of disease transmission, prophylactic, therapeutic, and epidemiological aspects.  Volker Briken, Kenneth Frauwirth

ONLINE: TuTh 11:00am - 11:50am; Lab: MCB 1143: MW 11:00am-12:50pm (BLENDED LEARNING)

Schedule for all sections. Acceptable toward Biological Sciences Specialization Areas: MICB and GENB (Category 2). 
BSCI432- Systems View of Cell Biology (3 Credits) An integrated understanding of cell biology based upon reading of literature, discussion of new findings, and quantitative simulations. Exploration of ten topics including Heredity, Curing Diseases, and Synthesizing Life.  Antony Jose

ONLINE: TuTh 2:00pm - 3:15pm

Acceptable toward Biological Sciences Specialization Areas: CEBG (Cell Biology), GENB(Cell Biology).
BSCI437- General Virology (3 Credits) Discussion of the physical and chemical nature of viruses, virus cultivation and assay methods, virus replication, viral diseases with emphasis on the oncogenic viruses, viral genetics, and characteristics of the major virus groups.  Margaret Scull

ONLINE: MWF 11:00am - 11:50am

Acceptable toward Biological Sciences Specialization Areas: GENB, MICB and CEBG.
BSCI443- Microbial Physiology (3 Credits) Microbial cellular and population growth. Fermentation metabolism, physiology of anaerobiosis, and energy conservation and transformation in bacterial membranes. Efficiency of energy utilization for growth. Membrane structure and transport. Bacterial chemotaxis. Regulation of bacterial chromosome replication, RNA and protein synthesis. Control of metabolic pathways. Jiqiang Ling

ONLINE: MW 11:00am - 12:15pm

 
BSCI464- Microbial Ecology Interaction of microorganisms with the environment, other microorganisms and with higher organisms. Roles of microorganisms in the biosphere. Microorganisms and current environmental problems. Charles Delwiche

BPS 1238: MW 3:00pm - 4:15pm

 

cbmg honors courses


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BSCI378H- CBMG Department Honors Seminar (1 Credit) Required seminar for all students participating in departmental honors research program. Restricted to students participating in the CBMG Departmental Honors Program. If you are interested in a CBMG Departmental Honors Research experience, please see the CBMG department web site for detailed information. Louisa Wu ONLINE: F 2:00pm - 2:50pm https://cbmg.umd.edu/education-1/undergraduate/undergrad-honors/
BSCI379H- CBMG Department Honors Research (1-3 Credits) Student should consult program guidelines. Research project carried out under guidance of faculty advisor. Corequisite: BSCI378H. Restricted to students participating in the CBMG Departmental Honors Program. Contact department for information to register for this course.     https://cbmg.umd.edu/education-1/undergraduate/undergrad-honors/

research courses/internships


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BSCI279R- Supplemental Study; Undergraduate Research Rotation (1-3 Credits) Research or special study to complement a course taken previously which is not fully equivalent to current departmental requirements. Credit according to work done.  Contact department for information to register for this course. Contact department for information to register for this course. Contact: Megan Leung in the CBMG Undergraduate Office (mleung3@umd.edu. 301-405-2766)
BSCI289-Off-Campus Internship (1-3 Credits) Provides credit for off-campus research internships. This credit counts as elective toward graduation, but does not satisfy any Biological Sciences degree requirements  The off-campus internship credit requires that a contract form be filed with the Assistant Dean for Science Education Initiatives, Room 1313 Symons Hall, prior to the internship. The contract must be finalized and signed by the research supervisor at the end of the semester before credit will be awarded. (Sponsoring Dept.: BSCI) Katerina Thompson  

https://bsci.umd.edu/academic-credit-for-research-and-internships

 

For information about research credit that does count toward Biological Sciences contact the Biological Sciences Program, room 1322 Symons Hall.

BSCI348R- Special Topics in CBMG; Microbiology Internship (1-4 Credits) This course is an opportunity for students interested in microbiology to pursue a research project in an off-campus lab. The student must see the instructor and complete an information sheet found on the web site, prior to enrolling in the course.  David Straney Contact department or instructor for details.

https://cbmg.umd.edu/education-1/undergrad-microintern/

 

Contact: Megan Leung in the CBMG Undergraduate Office (mleung3@umd.edu. 301-405-2766)

BSCI379G- CBMG Department Research; Research in CBMG (1-3 Credits) (Perm Req) This course is arranged to provide qualified majors an opportunity to pursue research problems under the supervision of a member of the department.  Contact department for information to register for this course. Contact department for information to register for this course.

https://cbmg.umd.edu/education-1/undergraduate/undergrad-faculty-research/

 

Contact: Megan Leung in the CBMG Undergraduate Office (mleung3@umd.edu. 301-405-2766)

BSCI379L- CBMG Department Research; Lab Research (Perm Req) Any combination of 3 credits of BSCI 379G, BSCI 379L, and BSCI 379H can be used to satisfy the enrichment requirement in CEBG, ECEV, MICB, or PHNB or an upper-level elective in GENB. Students must have successfully completed at least one semester in a Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics department research lab before getting permission to take BSCI 379L in the same lab. Students completing at least 4 credits of laboratory research including at east one semester taking BSCI 379L may substitute this experience for one of the two upper-level laboratory courses required to complete any BSCI major. Contact department for information to register for this course. Contact department for information to register for this course.

https://bsci.umd.edu/academic-credit-for-research-and-internships

 

Contact: Megan Leung in the CBMG Undergraduate Office (mleung3@umd.edu. 301-405-2766)