(1 3-hr Lab) Lab experiments illustrating topics and methods in the biological sciences. DY
Statewide overview of ocean issues and organizations involved with marine activities, management, education, research, and business. Exploration of opportunities for internships, research projects, study and careers. Proposal writing, project implementation, and report preparation guidelines. Orientation to the Marine Option Program. (Cross-listed IS 100)
Characteristics of science and interaction with society illustrated by topics in geology, astronomy, oceanography, and biology of Hawaiian Islands. DB
Introductory biology for all life science majors. Cell structure and chemistry; growth, reproduction, genetics, evolution, viruses, bacteria, and simple eukaryotes. Pre: CHEM 131 (or concurrent), CHEM 151 (or concurrent), 161 (or concurrent), CHEM 171 (or concurrent), CHEM 181A (or concurrent); or consent. Co-requisite: 171L. DB
(1 3-hr Lab) Laboratory to accompany 171. Pre: CHEM 131 (or concurrent), CHEM 151 (or concurrent), 161 (or concurrent), CHEM 171 (or concurrent), CHEM 181A (or concurrent); or consent. Co-requisite: 171L. Co-requisite: 171. DY
Anatomy, physiology, and systematics of plants and animals; behavior; ecosystems, populations, and communities. Pre: CHEM (131, 151, 161, 171, or 181A) or concurrent, and BIOL 172L (or concurrent), or consent. DB
(1 3-hr Lab) Laboratory to accompany 172. Pre: CHEM (131, 151, 161, 171, or 181A) or concurrent, and BIOL 172 (or concurrent) or consent. DY
Principles of ecology and evolution for life science majors stressing integrated approach and recent advance. Pre: C (not C-) or better in 172/172L. DB
(1 3-hr Lab) Laboratory to accompany 265. Pre: C (not C-) or better in 172/172L. DY
Integrated cell and molecular biology for life science majors. Modern advances in recombinant DNA technology. A-F only. Pre: C (not C-) or better in 171/171L and CHEM 272/272L, or consent. DB
(1 4-hr Lab) Laboratory for Cell and Molecular Biology. A-F only. Pre: C (not C-) or better in 171/171L and CHEM 272/272L, or consent. DY
Functional, ecological, and evolutionary problems faced by life in the sea. Draws from major marine habitats and associated communities, from the deep sea to the plankton. Impacts of overfishing, marine pollution, and land development on the ecology and evolution of marine organisms. Emphasis on developing problem solving and quantitative skills. A-F only. Pre: C (not C-) or better in 265/265L, 275/275L (or concurrent), and OCN 201; or consent. DB
(1 3-hr Lab) Laboratory to accompany 301. A-F only. Pre: C (not C-) or better in 265/265L, 275/275L (or concurrent), and OCN 201; or consent. DY
Introduction to the concepts, goals, ethical issues and consequences of biotechnology using real-life case studies of cloning, DNA fingerprinting, gene therapy and genetical engineering. Pre: 171 or consent. (Cross-listed as MBBE 304)
Global environmental problems in historical perspective; physical, biological, sociocultural views. Pre: one of 101, 123, or GEOG 101; or consent. DB
Atoll as ecosystem and as human environment. Formation, structure, distribution, biota. Pre: two semesters of introductory science or consent. DB
Overview of marine mammal science, significance and roles of marine mammals in their ecosystems, and marine conservation issues. Current research topics in marine mammal science will also be covered. Pre: C (not C-) or better in 171/171L, 172/172L, and 265, 265L; or consent. DB
Laboratory to accompany 331. Activities will include taxonomy, anatomy, morphology, necropsy, hematology, population estimating methods, tracking, field distribution surveys, stranding response, and energetics, and/or similar depending on field access and availability of specimens. A-F only. Pre: C (not C-) or better in 171/171L and 172/172L and 265/265L and 331 (or concurrent), or consent. DY
The role of genetics in evolution, medicine, behavior, plant and animal breeding and technology; its impact on today's society. Pre: one semester of biological science at college level or consent. (Cross-listed as CMB 351) DB
Human sex differences, their biological basis and significance; genetic, hormonal, and behavioral determinants of sexual differentiation; biology of gender, sexuality, parenting, menopause, and aging. Pre: one semester of biological science. (Cross-listed as WS 350) DB
Characteristics of island biota; examples from Hawai'i and the Pacific. Impact of island and continental cultures; policy and ecosystem endangerment; contemporary legislation, policy, and management practices. Pre: one semester of biological science or consent. DB
Biological survey, collection, and analysis techniques will be reviewed and applied through field studies. Students will be introduced to the uniqueness of the Hawaiian environment and its diversity of life. Emphasis on diversity, evolution and ecology. Repeatable up to six credits. Pre: C (not C-) or better in 265/265L (or equivalent), or consent. DB
Genetic concepts at advanced undergraduate level; genetic transmission, recombination, gene action, mutation, population and evolutionary genetics. Pre: C (not C-) or better in 171/171L and 275/275L, or consent. DB
(1 4-hr Lab) Experiments with a variety of organisms to illustrate principles discussed in BIOL 375. Pre: C (not C-) or better in 171/171L and 275/275L, or consent. DY
Combined lecture/lab impart essential knowledge and skills in technical writing, poster design, and oral presentations for effective communication for life science majors. Research papers, lab reports, project proposals, conference presentations are covered. Life sciences majors only. A-F only. Pre: C (not C-) or better in 171/171L, 172/172L, and ENG 100.
Supervised laboratory internship in the preparation and demonstration of laboratory experiments in selected laboratory courses. Repeatable one time. Pre: consent.
Students carry out marine-related internships, practica, research projects or field experience on-or off-campus with faculty guidance. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: minimum cum GPA of 2.5, junior or senior standing in any field of study and IS 100/BIOL 104 or consent, project proposal. (Cross-listed as IS 400)
General principles, applications, and recent advances of the rapidly growing science of biotechnology. Topics include impact of biotechnology on medicine, animal sciences, environment, agriculture, forensics, and economic and socio-ethical issues. Pre: C (not C-) or better in 275 or consent. (Cross-listed as MBBE 401) DB
Molecular basis of living processes in bacteria, plants, and animals; emphasis on metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. Pre: C (not C-) or better in 275/275L, and CHEM 273; or consent. (Cross-listed as MBBE 402 and PEPS 402) DB
Integrated program of intensive lectures, laboratory experiments, and field research that focus on the biological processes that shape the lives of marine organisms. A-F only. Limited space; enrollment by consent; GPA considered. Pre: C (not C-) or better in 301/301L and consent. DB
Current themes in marine biology and experience in scientific assessment. Repeatable two times. A-F only. Pre: C (not C-) or better in 301/301L or consent. DB
Relationship between structure and function at macromolecular level. Pre: C (not C-) or better in 275/275L and CHEM 273, or consent. DB
Cell structure and function. Structure, chemistry, and functions of organelles and macromolecules. Pre: C (not C-) or better in 407; or consent. (Cross-listed as MBBE 408) DB
(2 3-hr Lab) A laboratory to accompany 407 and 408. Pre: 407 (or concurrent) or 408 (or concurrent). DY
Human impacts through time on vegetation, animals, landforms, soils, climate, and atmosphere. Special reference to Asian/Pacific region. Implications of long-term environmental change for human habitability. Pre: one of 101, GEOG 101 or 123 and either 310 or GEOG 326; or consent. (Cross-listed as GEOG 410) DB
Principles of conservation biology and wildlife management techniques, illustrated with animal, plant, and ecosystem examples. Examination of ethical, cultural, legal, political, and socio-economic issues impinging on conservation policy and practice. Group project and field trips. Pre: C (not C-) or better in 265/265L or consent. DB
Taxonomy, ecology, biochemistry, distribution, cultural history, and contemporary use of mind-altering drug plants; examples from primitive, traditional, and modern societies. Pre: junior standing, one semester of biological science, and either ANTH 200 or GEOG 151; or consent. DB
Integrative, in-depth focus on the genetics, cell biology, and molecular basis of cancer. Combination of classroom lectures and problem-based discussions in small groups. Addresses ethical implications of cancer research and treatment. A-F only. MCB or BIOL majors only. Senior standing or higher.
Prerequisite: 407 (or concurrent) and 408 (or concurrent) or consent. (Spring only) (Cross-listed as MCB 472).
Focuses on the use of computational tools and approaches to analyze the enormous amount of biological data (DNA, RNA, protein) available today. A-F only. Pre: 171 (or equivalent), or consent. (Once a year) (Cross-listed as MBBE 483)
More details will be announced in the future.
Reports on research in mathematical biology, reviews of literature, and research presentation. Required for Certificate in Mathematical Biology. Repeatable one time. Pre: junior standing or higher and consent. (Cross-listed as MATH 490)
Principles taught in a conceptual and/or hands-on manner either in a laboratory setting or in the field. (B) biotechnology; (C) ecology, evolution and conservation; (D) marine biology; (F) general biology. A-F only. Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: 171/171L, 172/172L, in-service teachers; or consent.
(3 hr Lec, 3 hr Lab) Introduction to the diversity of marine organisms and the many specialized coastal, reef, and oceanic habitats in which they live. Lab and field research exercises will complement lecture subjects. Graduate standing in Marine Biology graduate degree program only. A-F only. Pre: consent. (Fall only)
(3 hr Lec, 3 hr Lab) Investigation of biological phenomena and processes related to productivity and food webs, community structure and ecology, adaptations, and physiology, and impacts of human activities and fisheries. Graduate standing in Marine Biology graduate degree program only. A-F only. Pre: 601. Minimum prerequisite grade of B. (Spring only)
Practical introduction to molecular methods used to address ecological and evolutionary questions. Advanced undergraduate/graduate level. Focus on methods and application to independent research project. A-F only. Pre: 265/265L (or equivalent) or 275/275L (or equivalent), and 375/375L, and consent. (Alt. years)
Mathematical, observational, experimental results on effects of mutation, selection, and systems of mating on distribution of genes. Analysis of non-experimental populations.
Prerequisite: Consent (Cross-listed as CMB 650)
Structure, development, physiology, reproduction, evolution, behavior, and ecology of animals. DB
Laboratory to accompany ZOOL 101 DY
ZOOL 101 (can be concurrent)
Biology and ecology of marine plants and animals; coral reefs, the deep sea, rocky shores, marine mammals, fisheries, aquaculture, pollution, and conservation of marine resources. DB
Introduction to animal and human ethology and sociobiology; emphasis on social and interspecific behavior, its causes and adaptive significance. Lab optional.
ZOOL 101/L or BIOL 265 (C or better), or consent
(1 3-hour lab per week) Application of methods in demonstrations, films, and projects. DY
ZOOL 306 (or concurrent)
Introduction to the evolution and systematics of vertebrates, with emphasis on comparative morphology, physiology and ecology. Must be taken concurrently with ZOOL 320L. DB
(2 3-hour labs per week) Laboratory to accompany ZOOL 320 Must be taken concurrently with ZOOL 320, DY
Animal parasites of man, and domestic and wild animals; systematics, comparative morphology, life history, pathology, treatment, control. DB
(2 3-hour labs per week) Laboratory to accompany ZOOL 340. DY
ZOOL 340 (or concurrent)
The biogeography, evolution, ecology, and physiology of corals and coral reefs, and the application of this information to the management of coral reefs. Emphasis will be placed on processes such as dispersal, the evolution and operation of mutualisms, calcifications, reproduction, and the maintenance of diversity. Offered in Spring only.
Functional microanatomy of the animal body, emphasizing vertebrates. Oriented toward pre-professional students. Recommended to have taken BIOL 406. DB
(2 2-hour labs per week) Light microscopic study of animal tissues, especially vertebrates. Primarily for pre-professional sutdents. Recommend to have taken BIOL 406. Must be taken concurrently with ZOOL 416, DY
(2 lectures, 2 3-hour labs per week) Preparation of animal tissues and organs for microscopic examination; introduction to cytochemical and histochemical techniques. DB
BIOL 275, or consent
Fundamental principles, methods, concepts, and significance of developmental biology, emphasizing experimental methods. Recommended to have taken BIOL 406. DB
(2 3-hour labs per week) Analysis of animal development by experimental methods, using local organisms. Recommended to have taken BIOL 406. DY
ZOOL 420 (or concurrent) and BIOL 275, or consent
Laboratory investigation of function of organs, tissues, and cells, especially invertebrates. Nerve and muscle physiology, circulation, membrane transport, respiration, excretion. Must be taken concurrently with ZOOL 430. DY
Introduction to function of organs, tissues, and cells, especially in vertebrates. Nerve and muscle physiology, endocrinology circulation, respiration, excretion, and temperature regulation. Must be taken concurrently with ZOOL 430L. DB
Physical chemical cellular mechanisms underlying function of organ systems; general principles inferable from study of adaption to diverse environments. DB
BIOL 171 and BIOL 172 and (MBBE 402 (or concurrent) or BIOC 441 (or concurrent)), or consent
Principles and theories; examples from current experimental and analytical literature. For students in biological sciences. DB
BIOL 265 and (MATH 205 or MATH 215 or MATH 241), or consent
(1 4-hour lab per week) Introduction to methodology experience in characterizing populations and communities. DY
Nerve cells, their signaling capabilities and the developmental organization of nervous systems, both invertebrate and vertebrate, for sensory reception, integration, behavioral command and learning; insights from on-going research using molecular, genetic, biophysical, and imaging methods. Offered in the Spring only.
BIOL 275 or consent
(2 lectures, 1 1-hour lab per week) Geography, geology, climatology, biotic environment of Pacific Basin and Hawaiian Islands; endemism and evolution in terrestrial and marine biota. (Cross-listed as BOT 450). DB
1 semester of college-level biological sciences
Broad coverage of the morphology, physiology, ecology, behavior, and evolution of birds, emphasizing the relation of birds to general theory in biology. DB
Biology of fishes; reproduction, physiological processes, functional anatomy, behavior, ecology, distribution, and systematics. Must be taken concurrently with ZOOL465L. DB
(2 2-hour labs per week) Overview of the major orders and families of fishes of the world; introduction to local Hawaiian fishes; coverage of basic fish anatomy; introduction to field and laboratory techniques in fish research. Must be taken concurrently with ZOOL465. DY
General characteristics of fisheries; harvesting methods; principles and techniques to derive data and analyze fished populations. Field trips. DB
ZOOL 410, 465, 470, 608, or 620, or consent
Reproduction, early life history, age and growth, feeding, niche specificity, competitive interactions, communities, and evolutionary mechanisms. DB
ZOOL 465, or consent
Biology, physics, chemistry of lakes, streams, estuaries. Must be taken concurrently with ZOOL470L. DB
BIOL 172, or consent
(1 3-hour lab per week) Experimental and descriptive field projects on the biology, chemistry, hydrology, and physics of lakes, streams, and estuaries. Must be taken concurrently with ZOOL470. Offered alternating years. DY
BIOL 172, or consent
Body plans, development, cellular construction, physiological integration, natural history, and ecology of invertebrate animals. Emphasis on marine species, especially local ones. Must be taken concurrently with ZOOL475L. DB
BIOL 172 and CHEM 161, or consent
(2 3-hour labs per week) Must be taken concurrently with ZOOL 475. DY
BIOL 172 and CHEM 161, or consent
Process of evolution; genetic basis, natural selection, population genetics, speciation, the fossil record. Recommended to have taken 300- or 400-level BIOL or ZOOL course. DB
Distribution of plants and animals and processes that cause, maintain, and modify them. Approach is synthetic and dynamic. DB
Reports on research, reviews of literature, or research experience. Required of students majoring in zoology or entomology. (B) general zoology; (D) animal behavior; (E) ecology; (F) physiology; (G) developmental biology; (H) marine biology.
ZOOL 306 (or equivalent), or consent for (D)
Performance of a laboratory, field or library research project under the direction of a faculty advisor. Preparation of a proposal and written final report required. Limited to zoology majors.
Enrollment for degree completion
Pre-requisites: Be a Master's Plan B or C candidate and consent
Critical review of theories of ethology, sociobiology, social and interspecific behavior, communication, and evolutionary theory. Lab optional.
Pre-requisites: Graduate standing
(1 3-hour lab per week) Group or individual research projects depending on interest of students.
Pre-requisites: ZOOL 606 (or concurrent)
Lectures, readings and presentations on sensory systems and behavior of fishes. A - F only. Must be taken concurrently with ZOOL 608L. Offered alternate years only.
Pre-requisites: ZOOL 306, or ZOOL 430, or ZOOL 465, or ZOOL 606, or consent
Laboratory study of fish sensory systems and behavior. A - F only. Must be taken concurrently with ZOOL 608. Offered alternate years only.
Pre-requisites: ZOOL 306, or ZOOL 430, or ZOOL 465, or ZOOL 606, or consent
Discussion and survey of literature on specific topics; some field and lab work may be required. Repeatable three times.
Effective teaching methods, organization of courses, lectures, laboratory exercises; development and evaluation of examinations; computers and audio-visual aids. Open to graduate students in various science disciplines. Repeatable one time. Cross-listed as NSCI619.
Principles of ecology of marine biota and environment.
Pre-requisites: Graduate standing in Biology, Oceanography, or Botany; or consent
(1 lecture, 1 2-hour lab, 1 discussion per week) Formal quantitative approach in identifying, designing, performing, analyzing, and interpreting ecological field problems. Offered alternate years only.
Pre-requisites: ZOOL 439/L and ZOOL 631, or consent
(3 lectures, 1 2-hour discussion per week) Basic statistical methods: design of studies; data exploration; probability; distributions; parametric and nonparametric one-sample, two-sample, multi-sample, regression, and correlation analyses; frequency tables.
Pre-requisites: Calculus: MATH 215 or 216 or 241 or 251A or NREM 203 or equivalent
Course Website: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~taylor/zool631.htm
Course Syllabus, 2014: /biology/sites/manoa.hawaii.edu.biology/files/courses/syllabi/biomsyllsched14.pdf
(3 lectures, 1 2-hour discussion per week) Multivariable statistical methods: multiple regression and correlation; multiway anova; general linear models; logistic regression and generalized linear models; repeated-measures and general linear mixed models.
Pre-requisites: ZOOL 631 or consent
Course Website: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~taylor/zool632.htm
Course Syllabus, 2014: /biology/sites/manoa.hawaii.edu.biology/files/courses/syllabi/advbiomsyll14.pdf
Biophysical and membrane mechanisms of conduction, synaptic transmission, and other electrical responses of nerve cells. (Alt years: spring).
Theory and applications of population biology; behavior of population models, as revealed by analytical methods and computer simulation; application to population problems such as endangered species; discussion of classical and current literature in population biology. Cross-listed as BOT 652.
Pre-requisites: One of the following: ZOOL 439, ZOOL 467, ZOOL 620, ZOOL 621, ZOOL 623, BOT 453, BOT 454, BOT 456, NREM 680, PEPS 671; or consent
Theories and concepts of ecology, evolution, and genetics for conservation of biological diversity. Topics will include restoration ecology, management planning, laws and policies, biological invasions. Cross-listed as BOT 690.
Pre-requisites: BIOL 375 and (ZOOL 480 or BOT 462) and (ZOOL 410, ZOOL 439, ZOOL 620, ZOOL 623, BOT 453, BOT 454, BOT 456, or BOT 492)
Reports on research or reviews of literature. Graduate students required to take this or one topics course (710-719) per year. Repeatable five times. (B) general zoology; (C) zoology literature; (D) animal behavior, (E) ecology, (F) animal physiology, (G) development biology; (H) marine biology.
Directed research and reading in various fields of zoology.
Thesis Research. Repeatable unlimited times.
Selected advanced topics in experimental design or data analysis for biologists. Repeatable unlimited times.
Pre-requisite: a graduate course in physiology, neurology, or related subjects and consent.
Advanced treatment of selected topics. Repeatable three times.
Lecture-discussion of selected topics. Repeatable three times.
Selected problems in environmental physiology, electro-physiology, or neurophysiology. Basic concepts and measurements of function at the organismic or cellular level. Repeatable three times.
Selected problems of current or historic interest. Repeatable three times.
Advanced topics in ecology; discussion or literature and in depth survey of specific areas. Repeatable three times up to nine credits.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent.
Advanced topics in conservation and environmental biology. Repeatable up to twelve credits. A-F only. Cross-listed as BOT 750.
Graduate level introduction to evolution and ecology emphasizing foundational literature, modern models and interference, and major questions in evolution and ecology. Topics include population ecology, community ecology, the genetics of populations, systematics, and speciation. ZOOL majors only (or approval). (Alt years: fall)
Graduate level introduction to evolution and ecology emphasizing foundational literature, modern models and inference, and major questions in evolution and ecology. This is the second semester continuation of 780. ZOOL majors only (or approval). (Alt. years: spring)
Repeatable unlimited times.