Dec 14, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions


 The department offers selected courses from this catalog as warranted by student needs and availability of faculty. Specific offerings for each term may be found in the Schedule of Classes.

Course Renumbering Project

Effective the Fall 2017 semester, all undergraduate and graduate courses at Oakland University were renumbered from 3 digits to 4 digits.

Most subject codes will remain the same, but the new four-digit course numbers may in some cases be similar to the previous three-digit course numbers and in other cases be different because academic departments have resequenced their course numbers.

Follow this link to the conversion list.

This searchable PDF is a guide to see how the course numbers have changed. Each row represents a course, and the columns represent: the subject code, the previous three-digit course number,and the new four-digit course number for that course, beginning in Fall 2017.

To search this PDF for a specific course using the old number, you can just hit “Control” (or “Command” if on Mac) and “F,” then type in a specific course (e.g. “WRT 160”) to find the new course number .

The following subject codes have changed:

  • Studio Art (SA) changed to (ART)
  • Some English (ENG) courses changed to Creative Writing (CW)
  • Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) and Computer and Information Technology (CIT) changed to Computer Science and Informatics (CSI)
  • Music Theory and Composition (MUT) changed to either Applied Music (MUA) or Musicology and Music Education (MUS)
  • (MLS) changed to (CDS)
  • Some (JRN) courses changed to (PR)

For more information, please contact your academic adviser. Graduate students, please contact your academic department for advising.

NOTE: If you enrolled or transferred after fall 2014 please be sure to search the 2017-18 catalog courses and review the 3 to 4 digit conversions list.

 

Biology

   •  BIO 1000 - Foundations of Modern Biology
   •  BIO 1002 - Human Biology
   •  BIO 1004 - Life on Earth
   •  BIO 1200 - Biology I
   •  BIO 1201 - Biology Laboratory
   •  BIO 1300 - Biology II
   •  BIO 2006 - Clinical Anatomy and Physiology
   •  BIO 2100 - Human Anatomy
   •  BIO 2101 - Human Anatomy Laboratory
   •  BIO 2600 - Human Physiology
   •  BIO 2640 - Comparative Physiology
   •  BIO 2650 - Plant Physiology
   •  BIO 3000 - Biology and Society
   •  BIO 3130 - Developmental Biology
   •  BIO 3140 - Histology
   •  BIO 3141 - Histology Laboratory
   •  BIO 3142 - Bioengineering Organs and Tissues
   •  BIO 3210 - Biology of the Cell
   •  BIO 3211 - Biology of the Cell Laboratory
   •  BIO 3220 - Neurobiology
   •  BIO 3230 - Fundamentals of Biochemistry
   •  BIO 3232 - Biochemistry I
   •  BIO 3233 - Biochemistry I Laboratory
   •  BIO 3310 - Dendrology
   •  BIO 3312 - Field Botany
   •  BIO 3320 - Vertebrate Zoology
   •  BIO 3322 - Marine Biology
   •  BIO 3323 - Marine Biology Laboratory
   •  BIO 3330 - Ecology
   •  BIO 3332 - Field Biology
   •  BIO 3333 - Tropical Field Ecology
   •  BIO 3334 - Botany
   •  BIO 3340 - Evolutionary Biology
   •  BIO 3343 - Earth and Life Coevolution
   •  BIO 3350 - Animal Behavior
   •  BIO 3351 - Animal Behavior Laboratory
   •  BIO 3360 - Organic Farming
   •  BIO 3361 - Applied Organic Farming
   •  BIO 3362 - Permaculture
   •  BIO 3363 - Permaculture Laboratory
   •  BIO 3400 - Genetics
   •  BIO 3401 - Genetics Laboratory
   •  BIO 3500 - General Microbiology
   •  BIO 3501 - General Microbiology Laboratory
   •  BIO 3520 - Introduction to Human Microbiology
   •  BIO 3521 - Human Microbiology Laboratory
   •  BIO 3620 - Medical Physiology
   •  BIO 3621 - Physiology Laboratory
   •  BIO 3660 - Principles of Pharmacology
   •  BIO 3662 - Neuropharmacology
   •  BIO 3920 - Directed Readings in Biology
   •  BIO 3930 - Occupational Experience in Biology
   •  BIO 4100 - Advanced Visceral Human Anatomy
   •  BIO 4111 - Advanced Regional Dissection
   •  BIO 4112 - Advanced Musculoskeletal Human Anatomy
   •  BIO 4120 - Neuroanatomy
   •  BIO 4121 - Neuroanatomy Laboratory
   •  BIO 4210 - Molecular Biology
   •  BIO 4211 - Molecular Biology Laboratory
   •  BIO 4220 - Cell Biology of Cancer
   •  BIO 4222 - Stem Cell Biology
   •  BIO 4224 - Science of Vision
   •  BIO 4226 - Immunology
   •  BIO 4230 - Cellular Biochemistry
   •  BIO 4232 - Biochemistry II
   •  BIO 4234 - Biochemistry of Metabolism and Disease
   •  BIO 4320 - Medical Parasitology
   •  BIO 4321 - Medical Parasitology Laboratory
   •  BIO 4330 - Ecology of Streams and Rivers
   •  BIO 4334 - Topics in Physiological Ecology
   •  BIO 4336 - Topics in Community and Population Biology
   •  BIO 4338 - Food Systems Biology
   •  BIO 4340 - Principles of Evolutionary Medicine
   •  BIO 4342 - Topics in Evolutionary Biology
   •  BIO 4350 - Topics in Behavioral Biology
   •  BIO 4380 - Ecological Problem Solving
   •  BIO 4381 - Ecological Problem Solving Lab
   •  BIO 4400 - Advanced Genetics
   •  BIO 4402 - Human Genetics
   •  BIO 4412 - Functional Genomics and Bioinformatics
   •  BIO 4413 - Functional Genomics and Bioinformatics Laboratory
   •  BIO 4510 - Virology
   •  BIO 4530 - Medical Microbiology
   •  BIO 4550 - Microbial Biotechnology
   •  BIO 4610 - Advanced Topics in Cell Physiology
   •  BIO 4620 - Advanced Human Physiology
   •  BIO 4622 - Endocrinology
   •  BIO 4629 - Scientific Inquiry
   •  BIO 4660 - Integrative Pharmacology
   •  BIO 4900 - Selected Topics in Biology
   •  BIO 4930 - Introduction to Human Subjects Research I
   •  BIO 4932 - Introduction to Human Subjects Research II
   •  BIO 4970 - Scientific Inquiry and Communication
   •  BIO 4972 - Integrative Biomedicine and Disease
   •  BIO 4995 - Independent Research
   •  BIO 4997 - Apprentice College Teaching