Graduate Courses

BIOL 501A - Biology Workshop for Science Teachers (V)

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.

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BIOL 601 - Marine Biology-Environments and Organisms (4)

(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)

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BIOL 602 - Marine Biology-Processes and Impacts (4)

(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)

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BIOL 603 - Molecular Ecology (3)

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)

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ZOOL 500 - Masters Plan B/C Studies (1)

Enrollment for degree completion

Pre-requisites: Be a Master's Plan B or C candidate and consent

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ZOOL 542 - Cellular Neurophysiology (3)

Biophysical and membrane mechanisms of conduction, synaptic transmission, and other electrical responses of nerve cells.  Offered in Spring in alternate years only.

Pre-requisites: Consent

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ZOOL 606 - Principles of Animal Behavior (2)

Critical review of theories of ethology, sociobiology, social and interspecific behavior, communication, and evolutionary theory.  Lab optional.

Pre-requisites: Graduate standing

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ZOOL 608 - Fish Behavior and Sensory Biology (2)

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

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ZOOL 608L - Fish Behavior and Sensory Biology Laboratory (1)

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

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ZOOL 619 - Seminar on Science Teaching (2)

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.

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ZOOL 620 - Marine Ecology (3)

Principles of ecology of marine biota and environment.

Pre-requisites: Graduate standing in Biology, Oceanography, or Botany; or consent

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ZOOL 623 - Quantitative Field Ecology (3)

(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

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ZOOL 631 - Biometry (4)

(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

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ZOOL 632 - Advanced Biometry (4)

(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

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ZOOL 652 - Population Biology (3)

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

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ZOOL 690 - Conservation Biology (3)

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)

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ZOOL 691A - Seminar in Zoology (1)

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.

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ZOOL 699 - Directed Study (V)

Directed research and reading in various fields of zoology.

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