Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (EBIO)

EBIO 113 - ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS SEMINAR

Short Title: ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS SEMINAR

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group III

Credit Hour: 1

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Discussion of environmental crises. Topics vary annually. Cross-list: ENST 113, ESCI 113. Repeatable for Credit.

EBIO 116 - FRESHMAN SEMINAR ON LOCAL BIOLOGY RESEARCH (EEB)

Short Title: FRESHMAN BIOLOGY SEMINAR (EEB)

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group III

Credit Hour: 1

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: A 7-week seminar course to introduce freshmen prospective biologists to the excitement of research at Rice and the Medical Center and to provide context with which to think about facts presented in biosciences textbooks. Small groups will meet weekly with a graduate student or postdoctoral researcher to explore a published research article by a local lab, gaining background information about the subject and exposure to the research techniques. In the final session, the group will tour the lab that produced the featured article. Additional tours and activities TBA. All first-year, non-transfer students are eligible to enroll in EBIO 116/FSEM 116 regardless of AP credit. This course meets in the first half of the semester and features research in the Program of Ecology and Environmental Biology. Cross-list: FSEM 116.

EBIO 124 - INTRODUCTION TO ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY

Short Title: INTRO TO EEB

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group III

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This course provides a short introduction to the science of ecology and evolutionary biology. The topics covered include the mechanisms of evolution, the origin of species, the history of life on earth, biodiversity, animal behavior, population and community ecology, ecosystems, and conservation biology.

EBIO 202 - INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY II

Short Title: INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY II

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group III

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Prerequisite(s): BIOC 201

Description: The second in a series of two introductory biology courses (BIOC 201, EBIO 202). This course examines the diversity of life, comparative animal physiology, evolution, ecology, and conservation. An emphasis is placed on evolution as a central framework necessary for a complete understanding of modern biology. Group discussions allow students to explore topics in more detail and discover how they are relevant to our everyday lives.

EBIO 204 - ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY: THE DESIGN & PRACTICE OF COMMUNITY AGRICULTURE

Short Title: COMMUNITY GARDEN

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Distribution Group: Distribution Group III

Credit Hour: 1

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: The course introduces the fundamentals of community garden design and practice. Responsibilities will center on developing and improving the Rice Community Garden. A strong emphasis will be on learning and applying ecological principles to the practice of community agriculture. Class has required meetings outside of regular class time. Cross-list: ENST 204. Repeatable for Credit.

EBIO 213 - INTRO EXPERIMENTAL ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY

Short Title: INTRO EXP ECOL & EVOL BIOL

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Distribution Group: Distribution Group III

Credit Hours: 2

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Experimental, laboratory, and field studies of natural history, ecology, evolution, and animal behavior. Class has required meetings outside of regular class time.

EBIO 215 - BIOS LAB TEACHING

Short Title: BIOS LAB TEACHING

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Laboratory

Credit Hours: 1-3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Undergraduate teaching in a biosciences laboratory. Participate in meetings and selected seminars; supervise students in one or more laboratory sections. Provide group and individual instruction to undergraduates during and outside of laboratory classes. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

EBIO 216 - DISCUSSION SECTION TEACHING

Short Title: DISCUSSION SECTION TEACHING

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hour: 1

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: In this course, undergraduates who have previously excelled in EBIO courses will develop teaching skills by leading discussion sections for the benefit of students presently taking EBIO courses under the guidance of the professor teaching the course. Instructor Permission Required.

EBIO 270 - ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT

Short Title: ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This course will focus on applied ecosystem topics including relations with state and federal agencies, filed studies, wetland delineations, permitting compliance, and environmental regulations. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EBIO 570. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EBIO 270 and EBIO 570.

EBIO 280 - SUSTAINABILITY DEVELOPMENT AND REPORTING

Short Title: SUSTAINABILITY DEVELOPMENT

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Sustainable development is an approach to development based on interacting social, economic, and environmental forces. It is intended as methodology for planning, and a guiding principle for Environmental Health and safety compliance (EHSs) and Corporate Sustainability (CSRs). Students will learn compliance guidelines, risk management, and assessment considerations. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EBIO 580. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EBIO 280 and EBIO 580.

EBIO 306 - INDEPENDENT RESEARCH FOR ECOLOGY & EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY UNDERGRADUATES

Short Title: EEB UNDERGRADUATES IND RES

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Research

Credit Hours: 1-3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): EBIO 213

Description: Program of independent research for students with previous training in the biosciences. Includes a research paper. Students are expected to spend at least three hours per week in the laboratory for each semester hour of credit. If receiving two or more credits, students will be required to participate in the university annual undergraduate symposium in the spring semesters. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

EBIO 316 - LAB MODULE IN ECOLOGY

Short Title: LAB MODULE IN ECOLOGY

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Laboratory

Credit Hour: 1

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): EBIO 323 or EBIO 325

Description: Field and lab experiments in ecology. Class has required meetings outside of regular class time.

EBIO 317 - LAB MODULE IN BEHAVIOR

Short Title: LAB MODULE IN BEHAVIOR

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Laboratory

Credit Hour: 1

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): EBIO 321 and EBIO 213

Description: Field experiments in behavior. Learn to formulate and test hypotheses on bird behavior using mockingbirds, grackles, and herons nesting on campus. Class has required meetings outside of regular class time.

EBIO 319 - TROPICAL FIELD BIOLOGY

Short Title: TROPICAL FIELD BIOLOGY

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Laboratory

Distribution Group: Distribution Group III

Credit Hours: 2

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Examine first-hand the two most diverse ecosystems on earth - the coral reef and the tropical rainforest in this 2-week summer course in the Central American country of Belize. Topics will include the diversity of tropical organisms and habitats, the formation of coral reefs, rainforest ecology, historical biogeography, symbiosis, and conservation of tropical biodiversity. While a background in biology is desirable, individuals lacking this background but having a special interest in the tropics are encouraged to enroll. Students will be responsible for their own transportation and accommodation cost (exact price TBD). Instructor Permission Required.

EBIO 320 - ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION OF BRAZILIAN WETLANDS LABORATORY

Short Title: BRAZILIAN WETLANDS LAB

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Distribution Group: Distribution Group III

Credit Hours: 2

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course consists of a 2-week trip to Brazil to examine first-hand the ecology of the largest wetland ecosystem on earth - the Pantanal. Days will be spent in the field making observations and collecting data; lectures in the evenings will cover topics including freshwater ecology, seasonal flooding dynamics, community ecology of wetland species, symbiosis, geology, environmental management, ecotourism, and conservation biology. Recommended Prerequisite(s): EBIO 213

EBIO 321 - ANIMAL BEHAVIOR

Short Title: ANIMAL BEHAVIOR

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group III

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): BIOC 201 and EBIO 202

Description: Evolutionary theory is used to evaluate behavioral adaptations of organisms to their environment.

EBIO 323 - CONSERVATION BIOLOGY

Short Title: CONSERVATION BIOLOGY

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group III

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): BIOC 201 and EBIO 202

Description: The course is designed to give students a broad overview of conservation biology. Lecture and discussions will focus on conservation issues such as biodiversity, extinction, management, sustained yield, invasive species and preserve design. Cross-list: ENST 323. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EBIO 523. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EBIO 323 and EBIO 523.

EBIO 324 - CONSERVATION BIOLOGY LAB

Short Title: CONSERVATION BIOLOGY LAB

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Laboratory

Credit Hour: 1

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): EBIO 213 and EBIO 323 (may be taken concurrently)

Description: This course will give students hands-on experiences in the practice of conservation biology through authentic projects related to prioritization and design of nature preserves, restoration of natural environments, and for monitoring threatened and endangered species in the Houston area. EBIO 323 may be taken concurrently with EBIO 324. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EBIO 524. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EBIO 324 and EBIO 524.

EBIO 325 - ECOLOGY

Short Title: ECOLOGY

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group III

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): BIOC 201 and EBIO 202

Description: Study of population dynamics, species interactions, plant and animal community organization, and ecosystem function. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EBIO 525. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EBIO 325 and EBIO 525.

EBIO 326 - INSECT BIOLOGY

Short Title: INSECT BIOLOGY

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group III

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course addresses contemporary issues in ecology and evolution through the lens of insect diversity. Readings span a broad literature (popular to technical). Writing and oral reports develop proficiency in scientific communication.

EBIO 327 - BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY

Short Title: BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hour: 1

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): BIOC 201 and EBIO 202 and EBIO 213

Description: The lecture/laboratory course in field ecology focuses on the theory and practice of estimating biodiversity. The goals are to acquaint students with basic techniques for field sampling and quantifying biodiversity as well as some aspects of the natural history of south and east Texas. These will be accomplished through four field trips during the first half of the semester and an independent research project to be completed by the end of the semester. Class has required meetings outside of regular class time.

EBIO 328 - EVOLUTION OF GENES & GENOMES

Short Title: EVOLUTION OF GENES & GENOMES

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group III

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): BIOC 201 and EBIO 202

Description: The course provides an overview of the evolution of genes and genomes. Using many examples, the course introduces databases and the Worldwide Web, and molecular and statistical methods used to study the evolution of genes and genomes. Broad-scale evolutionary patterns and medical applications based on genome analyses are presented.

EBIO 329 - ANIMAL BIOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY

Short Title: ANIMAL BIOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group III

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): BIOC 201 or EBIO 202

Description: The evolution and systematics of the animal kingdom with consideration of functional anatomy, comparative physiology, behavior, medical implications and resource management. Cross-list: BIOC 329. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EBIO 529. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EBIO 329 and EBIO 529.

EBIO 330 - INSECT BIOLOGY LAB

Short Title: INSECT BIOLOGY LAB

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hour: 1

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): BIOC 201 and EBIO 202 and EBIO 213

Description: Lectures will address contemporary issues in ecology and evolution through the lens of insect diversity. Labs will provide hands-on experiences with collection and curation of insects.

EBIO 331 - BIOLOGY OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Short Title: BIOLOGY OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group III

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): EBIO 213

Description: This course gives a broad overview of the biology of infectious diseases using examples from humans, plants, and animals. Topics include diversity of diseases, mechanisms of disease transmission, epidemiology, population regulation, evolution of virulence, disease dynamics in natural communities and disease invasion and conservation biology. Cross-list: BIOC 331.

EBIO 332 - EVOLUTION OF GENES & GENOMES LAB

Short Title: EVOLUTION GENES & GENOMES LAB

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Laboratory

Credit Hour: 1

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): EBIO 328

Description: The laboratory course is designed to demonstrate concepts and approaches introduced in the lecture course EBIO 328. The text book remains the same, but the course will heavily rely on the computational exercises provided in the text (called Weblems). Students will be shown how to conduct analysis of sequence data, search databases, literature, and how to synthesize such data. Students will conduct their own projects, some suggested by the text, some by the instructor, some perhaps ideas of their own. Students present and defend their results in writing and in form of presentations and posters. The course would be useful for graduate student education, with added requirements for graduate students.

EBIO 333 - EVOLUTIONARY BIOINFORMATICS

Short Title: EVOLUTIONARY BIOINFORMATICS

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Large accessible data sets have opened new frontiers in evolutionary biology, and many fields. Learn to write computer programs to test hypotheses and discover patterns in diverse data. Understand the most common strategies in evolutionary bioinformatics, including dynamic programming, hidden Markov models, and graphical algorithms. No previous programming experience required. Cross-list: COMP 370. Recommended Prerequisite(s): MATH 101 and MATH 102.

EBIO 334 - EVOLUTION

Short Title: EVOLUTION

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group III

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): EBIO 202

Description: Principles of biological evolution. Topics include natural selection, adaptation, molecular evolution, formation of new species, the fossil record, biogeography, and principles of classification. Cross-list: BIOC 334.

EBIO 335 - EVOLUTIONARY BIOINFORMATICS LAB

Short Title: EVOLUTION BIOINFORMATICS LAB

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Laboratory

Credit Hour: 1

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): EBIO 333 (may be taken concurrently) or COMP 370 (may be taken concurrently)

Description: Computer lab section for Evolutionary Bioinformatics. Students must enroll in EBIO 333.

EBIO 336 - PLANT DIVERSITY

Short Title: PLANT DIVERSITY

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group III

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): EBIO 202

Description: The evolution, systematics, and ecology of plants, with emphasis on flowering plants and biodiversity.

EBIO 337 - FIELD BIRD BIOLOGY LAB

Short Title: FIELD BIRD BIOLOGY LAB

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Laboratory

Distribution Group: Distribution Group III

Credit Hour: 1

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): EBIO 213

Description: This course centers on a series of five field trips to diverse habitats for observing birds both immigrants and residents. Each will be preceded by a lecture and students will do two projects. Class has required meetings outside of regular class time.

EBIO 338 - DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF BIOLOGICAL EXPERIMENTS

Short Title: DESIGN & ANALYSIS OF BIOL EXP

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group III

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): EBIO 213

Description: This course addresses how to set up and how to draw conclusions from biological experiments. It introduces basic theories in statistics, interwoven with data analysis using software packages. Students will learn to design statistically sound data collection in observational or experimental studies. To answer given research questions, students will choose among modern statistical tools and analyze data using software. Students will also learn to effectively present results using statistical graphics. This class particularly focuses on ecological and environmental data.

EBIO 340 - GLOBAL BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES

Short Title: GLOBAL BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Distribution Group: Distribution Group III

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course introduces students to the coupled nature of the biosphere, atmosphere and hydrosphere using as focal points elemental cycles such as those of carbon and nitrogen. This is a writing-intensive class, and will include 3 required Saturday field trips. Cross-list: ENST 340, ESCI 340. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EBIO 540. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EBIO 340 and EBIO 540.

EBIO 365 - INTRODUCTORY PHYCOLOGY

Short Title: INTRODUCTORY PHYCOLOGY

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group III

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): BIOC 201 and EBIO 202

Description: This course provides an overview of the biology of algae including their physiology, taxonomy, biochemistry, and ecology. Students will study the role of algae in different environments, their importance as primary producers, and their economic value.

EBIO 366 - APPLIED PHYCOLOGY

Short Title: APPLIED PHYCOLOGY

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group III

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): BIOC 201 and EBIO 202

Description: This course provides an overview of methods of algal strain selection and cultivation for food, fodder, fertilizers, biofuels, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EBIO 566. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EBIO 366 and EBIO 566.

EBIO 367 - INTRODUCTION PHYCOLOGY LAB

Short Title: INTRODUCTION PHYCOLOGY LAB

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Laboratory

Credit Hour: 1

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): BIOC 201 and EBIO 202

Corequisite: EBIO 365

Description: This lab course provides an introduction to techniques of isolation, culturing, measuring of growth and identification of algae.

EBIO 368 - APPLIED PHYCOLOGY LAB

Short Title: APPLIED PHYCOLOGY LAB

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Laboratory

Credit Hour: 1

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): BIOC 201 and EBIO 202

Corequisite: EBIO 366

Description: In this course students will learn methods of algal strain selection and mass cultivation together with analyses of algal characteristics including their lipid composition, enzymes and pigments.

EBIO 372 - CORAL REEF ECOSYSTEMS

Short Title: CORAL REEF ECOSYSTEMS

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group III

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): EBIO 202

Description: This three credit lecture course introduces students to a complex, dynamic and sensitive ecosystem: coral reefs. We will explore the biotic and abiotic components of coral reefs; how reef organisms interact with each other and the environment, and the factors that contribute to reef construction and decline over time and space. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EBIO 572. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EBIO 372 and EBIO 572.

EBIO 379 - LAB MODULE IN AQUATIC ECOLOGY WITH SCUBA

Short Title: LAB MOD AQU ECOLOGY WITH SCUBA

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Distribution Group: Distribution Group III

Credit Hour: 1

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Students will learn some fundamentals of aquatic ecosystems and conduct lab exercises that involve SCUB-based fieldwork in a nationally recognized freshwater dive site. Course has required meetings outside of regular class time. Prerequisites: LPAP 194 or proof of Open Water Scuba certification from a professional organization (e.g., PADI, NAUI). A course fee ranging from $300 to $535 is associated with the class. Please send all enrollment requests to Mariah McClarty, mam22@rice.edu and include the following information: major, year, scuba certification leve and issuing professional organization, and a brief statement about why you want to take the course. You will be notified of enrollment decisions by December 5th. Department Permission Required. Cross-list: ENST 379. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EBIO 579. Recommended Prerequisite(s): EBIO 213 and LPAP 194. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EBIO 379 and EBIO 579.

EBIO 391 - TRANSFER CREDIT IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY

Short Title: TRAN CREDIT ECOL&EVOLUTION

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Transfer

Credit Hours: 3

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: For transfer of courses which have no current equivalent in the Rice curriculum, but which can be counted as Group B Biosciences courses in satisfying requirements for majors in the Biosciences. Repeatable for Credit.

EBIO 393 - LABORATORY TRANSFER CREDIT IN BIOSCIENCES

Short Title: LAB TRANSFER CREDIT

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Transfer

Credit Hour: 1

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: For transfer of an advanced laboratory course in the biosciences that has no current equivalent in the Rice Biosciences curriculum. Any student may receive a maximum of one credit of EBIO 393.

EBIO 403 - UNDERGRADUATE HONORS RESEARCH IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY

Short Title: UNDERGRADUATE HONORS RESEARCH

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Research

Credit Hours: 5

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Open only to undergraduate majors who meet specific requirements and with permission of the research supervisor and chair. Registration for EBIO 403/404 implies a commitment to participate in research for at least 2 semesters. Department Permission Required.

EBIO 404 - UNDERGRADUATE HONORS RESEARCH IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY

Short Title: UNDERGRADUATE HONORS RESEARCH

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Research

Credit Hours: 5

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Open only to undergraduate majors who meet specific requirements and with permission of the research supervisor and chair. Registration for EBIO 403/404 implies a commitment to participate in research for at least 2 semesters. Department Permission Required.

EBIO 412 - ADVANCED COMMUNICATION IN THE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Short Title: ADV COMMUNICATION IN BIOL SCI

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 2

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Intended primarily for seniors majoring in the biological sciences, this course will focus on improving students’ written and oral communication skills. Emphasis will be placed on communication of scientific topics for audiences ranging from experts to the general public through weekly assignments. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

EBIO 433 - ADVANCED ECOLOGY

Short Title: ADVANCED ECOLOGY

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): BIOC 201 and EBIO 202 and EBIO 325

Description: Students will develop a critical understanding of the discipline of ecology through a combination of lectures and discussion that span a range of topics. With the instructor's help, students will use current papers to stimulate debate on the theories, philosophies and methods of the study of populations, communities, and ecosystems. Instructor Permission Required.

EBIO 520 - STUDENT SEMINAR IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY

Short Title: STUDENT SEMINAR IN EEB

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hour: 1

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Student-led presentations of work in progress, research ideas, and topics of research interest. Designed to enhance oral presentation skills and facilitate discussion of research ideas. Open to upper-level undergraduates and graduate students. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Graduate Status or current enrollment in EBIO 403. Repeatable for Credit.

EBIO 523 - CONSERVATION BIOLOGY

Short Title: CONSERVATION BIOLOGY

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Prerequisite(s): (BIOC 201 and EBIO 202)

Description: The course is designed to give students a broad overview of conservation biology. Lecture and discussions will focus on conservation issues such as biodiversity, extinction, management, sustained yield, invasive species and preserve design. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EBIO 323. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EBIO 523 and EBIO 323.

EBIO 524 - CONSERVATION BIOLOGY LAB

Short Title: CONSERVATION BIOLOGY LAB

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Prerequisite(s): (EBIO 213 and EBIO 323 (may be taken concurrently))

Description: This course will give students hands-on experiences in the practice of conservation biology through authentic projects related to piroritization and design of nature preserves, restoration of natural environments, and for monitoring threatened and endangered species in the Houston area. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EBIO 324. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EBIO 524 and EBIO 324.

EBIO 525 - ECOLOGY

Short Title: ECOLOGY

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Prerequisite(s): BIOC 201 and EBIO 202

Description: Study of population dynamics, species interactions, plant and animal community organization, and ecosystem function. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EBIO 325. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EBIO 525 and EBIO 325.

EBIO 529 - ANIMAL BIOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY

Short Title: ANIMAL BIOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Prerequisite(s): BIOC 201 or EBIO 202

Description: The evolution and systematics of the animal kingdom with consideration of functional anatomy, comparative physiology, behavior, medical implications and resource management. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EBIO 329. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EBIO 529 and BIOC 329/EBIO 329.

EBIO 540 - GLOBAL BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES

Short Title: GLOBAL BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course introduces students to the coupled nature of the biosphere, atmosphere and hydrosphere using as focal points elemental cycles such as those of carbon and nitrogen. This is a writing-intensive class, and will include 3 required Saturday field trips. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EBIO 340. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EBIO 540 and EBIO 340.

EBIO 541 - RESEARCH SEMINAR IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY

Short Title: RESEARCH SEMINAR

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hour: 1

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Repeatable for Credit.

EBIO 542 - RESEARCH SEMINAR IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY

Short Title: RESEARCH SEMINAR

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Research

Credit Hour: 1

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Repeatable for Credit.

EBIO 555 - CURRENT TOPICS IN WOLF CONSERVATION

Short Title: WOLF CONSERVATION

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hour: 1

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course will provide an overview of the biology of wolves, their effects on ecosystems, the history of their management, and the current state of their conservation in the United States. Instructor Permission Required.

EBIO 560 - ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS AND PERMITTING

Short Title: EIS AND PERMITTING

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course is an exciting review of the methodologies involved in conduction Environmental Impact Statements for project Permitting under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). EISs have to be conducted before permitting is secured for large infrastructure projects, such as power plants, highways, pipelines, dams, mines, airports, incinerators and landfills. Department Permission Required.

Course URL: profms.rice.edu

EBIO 561 - TOPICS IN EVOLUTION

Short Title: TOPICS IN EVOLUTION

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hour: 1

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Review and discussion of the literature on current research in evolution. Repeatable for Credit.

EBIO 562 - TOPICS IN BEHAVIORAL BIOLOGY

Short Title: TOPICS IN BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hour: 1

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Review and discussion of the literature on current research in animal behavior and evolution. Recommended prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or permission of chair or instructor. Repeatable for Credit.

EBIO 563 - TOPICS IN ECOLOGY

Short Title: TOPICS IN ECOLOGY

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hour: 1

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Review and discussion of the literature on current research in ecology. Repeatable for Credit.

EBIO 566 - APPLIED PHYCOLOGY

Short Title: APPLIED PHYCOLOGY

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course provides an overview of methods of algal strain selection and cultivation for food, fodder, fertilizers, biofuels, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EBIO 366. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EBIO 566 and EBIO 366.

EBIO 568 - TOPICS IN BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY

Short Title: TOPICS IN BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hour: 1

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Review and discussion of literature on current research in biological diversity. Repeatable for Credit.

EBIO 569 - CORE COURSE IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY

Short Title: CORE COURSE IN ECOLOGY & EVOL

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Survey of topics in ecology and evolution taught by all EEB faculty.

EBIO 570 - ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT

Short Title: ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course will focus on applied ecosystem topics including relations with state and federal agencies, field studies, wetland delineations, permitting compliance, and environmental regulations. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EBIO 270. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EBIO 570 and EBIO 270.

EBIO 572 - CORAL REEF ECOSYSTEMS

Short Title: CORAL REEF ECOSYSTEMS

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Prerequisite(s): EBIO 202

Description: This three credit lecture course introduces students to a complex, dynamic and sensitive ecosystem: coral reefs. We will explore the biotic and abiotic components of coral reefs; how reef organisms interact with each other and the environment, and the factors that contribute to reef construction and decline over time and space. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EBIO 372. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EBIO 572 and EBIO 372.

EBIO 579 - LAB MODULE IN AQUATIC ECOLOGY WITH SCUBA

Short Title: LAB MOD AQU ECOLOGY WITH SCUBA

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hour: 1

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Students will learn some fundamentals of aquatic ecosystems and conduct lab exercises that involve SCUB-based fieldwork in a nationally recognized freshwater dive site. Course has required meetings outside of regular class time. Prerequisites: LPAP 194 or proof of Open Water Scuba certification from a professional organization (e.g., PADI, NAUI). A course fee ranging from $300 to $535 is associated with the class. Please send all enrollment requests to Mariah McClarty, mam22@rice.edu. You will be notified of enrollment decisions by December 5th. Department Permission Required. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EBIO 379. Recommended Prerequisite(s): EBIO 213 and LPAP 194. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EBIO 579 and EBIO 379.

EBIO 580 - SUSTAINABILITY DEVELOPMENT AND REPORTING

Short Title: SUSTAINABILITY DEVELOPMENT

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Sustainable development is an approach to development based on interacting social, economic, and environmental forces. It is intended as methodology for planning, and a guiding principle for Environmental Health and safety compliance (EHSs) and Corporate Sustainability (CSRs). Students will learn compliance guidelines, risk management, and assessment considerations. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EBIO 280. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EBIO 580 and EBIO 280/EBIO 480.

EBIO 581 - EEB OUTREACH DEVELOPMENT

Short Title: EEB OUTREACH DEVELOPMENT

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hour: 1

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course is for Rice students interested in developing life science outreach initiatives that target underserved K-12 students in the Houston area. Goals of the course include developing hands-on teaching modules related to Texas science education standards and expanding graduate student teaching experiences beyond the University setting.

EBIO 585 - GRADUATE SEMINAR IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY

Short Title: GRAD SEM IN ECOL & EVOL BIOL

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hour: 1

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Faculty and student presentations on current research. Required of all Ecology & Evolutionary Biology graduate students. Repeatable for Credit.

EBIO 586 - GRADUATE SEMINAR/ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY

Short Title: GRAD SEM: ECOL & EVOL BIOLOGY

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hour: 1

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Continuation of EBIO 585. Repeatable for Credit.

EBIO 591 - GRADUATE TEACHING IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY

Short Title: GRADUATE TEACHING IN EEB

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Internship/Practicum

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Repeatable for Credit.

EBIO 801 - EEB GRADUATE RESEARCH

Short Title: EEB GRADUATE RESEARCH

Department: Biosciences

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Research

Credit Hours: 1-15

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Repeatable for Credit.