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Biology


NOTE: Course offerings may vary by semester. Please confirm specific course information and availability for each semester in the CatsWeb—Schedule of Classes


BIO 1320 - Modern Biology I

This is a hybrid course consisting of in-class meetings AND online coursework.

For spring 2017, this course will require online proctored examinations!

BIO 1320 provides the non-science major a strong and diverse background necessary to understand the structural and functional diversity of organisms while providing students with basic scientific and biological principals.  Topics include basic and biological chemistry, cell structure and processes, and DNA and genetic basics.  This course, when accompanied with BIO 1421, will fulfill the Natural Science Core Component.  It may not be credited toward a biology degree.   

Instructor: Dr. Rachel Davenport

Important Note:  The dates/times of the required on-campus class meetings will be determined and announced by your course instructor.   

Note:  For specific course information including CRN, start & end dates, times, locations and cost, please visit the course listing in the CatsWeb - Schedule of Classes.

Applying and Registering:  Please review the information provided on our webpage - Registering for Extension.

For more information about the content of this course, contact Dr. Rachel Davenport.

For more information about applying and registering for this course, contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning.


BIO 1330 - Functional Biology

Note: This is an online course that requires no on-campus class meetings.

This course is designed to provide an introduction to molecular and cellular biology, with emphasis on scientific method, hypothesis-driven inquiry and how to address questions experimentally.  This course is prerequisite (with a grade of "C") to and required for progress in all Majors offered by the Texas State Biology Department.

Instructor: Dr. Joseph Koke

Note:  For specific course information including CRN, start & end dates, times, locations and cost, please visit the course listing in the CatsWeb - Schedule of Classes.

Applying and Registering:  Please review the information provided on our webpage - Registering for Extension.

For more information about the content of this course, contact Dr. Joseph Koke.

For more information about applying and registering for this course, contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning.


BIO 1330 - Functional Biology

Note: This is a hybrid course that requires on-campus class meetings and online coursework.

This course provides students with a strong foundation in cellular and molecular Biology.  Topics include biochemistry, energy metabolism, molecular basis of gene regulation and protein functions, cell division and control and cell signaling.  This course is required of all biology majors and is not recommended for non-science majors. 

Instructor: Dr. Erica Nierth Simpson

Note:  For specific course information including CRN, start & end dates, times, locations and cost, please visit the course listing in the CatsWeb - Schedule of Classes.

Applying and Registering:  Please review the information provided on our webpage - Registering for Extension.

For more information about the content of this course, contact Dr. Erica Simpson

For more information about applying and registering for this course, contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning.


BIO 4350R / BIO 5350R

Note: This is a hybrid course that requires on-campus class meetings and online coursework.

Microbial Biotechnology is an advanced undergraduate/ beginning graduate level course that provides an overview of how microbes (e.g., bacteria, viruses and yeast) are manipulated to solve practical problems through biotechnology.  The topics will cover how microbes are used to manufacture components of food and consumer products and biomaterials using recombinant DNA technology. Production of genetically modified microorganisms (GMOs, and how these products are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is also included. A portion of this class will also present schemes for choosing microbial hosts & vector expression systems for the production of heterologous peptides, industrial enzymes, antibiotics and vaccine. The use of microbe for effective remediation of environmental pollutants is also discussed.  Lectures will be provided with the understanding that students have a general background in biology, chemistry (inorganic and organic) and cell structure/function. This course is design to fulfill the curricular requirements (topic: Impact of Microorganisms, 25-27) for undergraduate microbiology recommended by American society of Microbiology (ASM, Sept 2014).

Instructor: Dr. Manish Kumar

Note:  For specific course information including CRN, start & end dates, times, locations and cost, please visit the course listing in the CatsWeb - Schedule of Classes.

Applying and Registering:  Please review the information provided on our webpage - Registering for Extension.

For more information about the content of this course, contact Dr. Manish Kumar

For more information about applying and registering for this course, contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning.