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Michael Stoff, Director 305 East 23rd St, CLA 2.102, (G3600) Austin, TX 78712-1250 • 512-471-1442

Spring 2005

T C BIO301 • Problems in Modern Biology

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
47010 to 47025 Multiple Sections WEL 2.308

Course Description

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 include: 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 School of Biological Sciences and Assistant Director of the College of Natural Sciences Special Projects Offie. Her current research concentrates 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.

Grading Policy

Grade will be determined by the student’s work on two midterm hour exams, a research paper, some in class activities and the final exam. Exams will cover class lectures, discussions, and textbook topics.


Required textbook (TBA)


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