Aurora University Class Schedules - - BIO (Biology)

39223BIO 3810 01ST: Animals in SocietyAurora - Main Campus3.0005/05/14 05/24/14 INST 316 LEC MTW 09:00AM 12:00PM
05/05/14 05/24/14 TBA TBA FLD TH 09:00AM 04:00PM
Jane Davis Description: Animals in Society fulfills the ways of understanding the natural world requirement. Concepts of the relationship of animals and man throughout history will be explored, especially contemporary changes in those relationships, including industrial agriculture, companion animals and concepts of animal welfare versus animal rights. It is anticipated that we will take field trips to a local animal shelter, nearby production facilities. The Brookfield Zoo and take a behind the scenes tours of the Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Course meeting dates/times: Monday-Wednesday May, 5-21 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Field Trip dates: Thursday, May 8&22 from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Additional course fee: $100.00. Course Types: Obsrvtn of Natural World
39226BIO 3810 02ST: MycologyAurora - Main Campus4.0005/05/14 05/24/14 INST 318 LEC MTWTHF 08:00AM 12:00PM
05/05/14 05/24/14 ALUM 231 LAB MTWTHF 08:00AM 12:00PM
Alma Rodriguez-Estra Description: This course is designed to introduce advanced students to the Kingdom Fungi and ?closely? related organisms. Along the course, students will learn several aspects of fungal biology, genetics, metabolism and taxonomy. Students will get familiar with important groups of fungi and will study in detail species that are considered model organisms or those of special interest in biotechnology, agriculture and health (e.g. mycorrhizas, plant, animal and human pathogens, endophytes). At the end of the course, techniques such as collection, isolation and identification of fungi through macroscopic and microscopic techniques will be mastered. Students will value fungi as key components in the natural environment and therefore, they will be able to project potential uses of fungi as biomass converters, foodstuff and sources of natural products (antibiotics, enzymes, antioxidants and pigments). Similarly, knowledge regarding the impact of plant, animal and human pathogenic fungi and insights on methods to prevent and/or control fungal infections will be acquired. This class includes laboratory sessions and at least one field trip. Thus students should be able to work in a laboratory and conduct walks in the field. Transportation to the field (local forest preserves, within 25 miles from campus) is required. Prerequisites: BIO1210 Additional course fee: $52

* The indicated start and end times refer to the general time frame in which the course is offered (most often a standard term). The actual first or last class for a particular course may not occur on the date indicated.

May 28, 2014