T C BIO • BIO 301E: Problems in Modern Biology
This course will introduce basic concepts, applied human problems and current research in selected topics in biology. It is designed for non-science majors and restricted to students registered under Plan II for the BA degree. No prerequisites. Topics 1. Cell biology, membranes and molecular biology of neurons. 2. Molecular genetics and recombinant DNA. 3. Population genetics and ecology.
About the professor: Professor Buskirk is senior lecturer in the Division of Biological Sciences and research scientist at the Institute for Genetics at UT-Austin. Her current research is concentrating on spiders and dragonflies, and she is writing a biology textbook for Prentice-Hall. An award-winning teacher, Professor Buskirk has taught Plan II biology for the last several years. She received her doctorate in zoology from the University of California at Davis.
Grade will be determined by the students work on two midterm hour exams, a research paper, some in class activities and the final exam. Exams will cover class, discussion, and textbook topics.
Required textbook (to be announced)