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Undergraduate Education in New Brunswick/Piscataway
Programs of Study For Liberal Arts Students
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Course Notation Information
Accounting 010
African Area Studies 016
Africana Studies
Aging 018
American History 512
American Literature
American Studies 050
Anthropology 070
Armenian 078
Art 080, 081
Art History 082
Arts and Science 090
Asian Studies 098
Astrophysics 105
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Sciences
Business Law 140
Catalan 145
Cell Biology
Chemistry 160
Chinese 165
Cinema Studies 175
Cognitive Science 185
Community Development
Comparative Literature 195
Computer Science 198
Criminal Justice 202
Dance 203, 206
Douglass College Courses
East Asian Languages and Area Studies 214
Economics 220
Education 300
Environmental Certificates
European Studies 360
Exercise Science and Sport Studies 377
Film Studies
Finance 390
Food Science 400
Foreign Language Proficiency Certificates
French 420
Geography 450
Geological Sciences 460
German 470
Greek 490
Greek, Modern Greek Studies 489
Hindi 505
History/French Joint Major 513
History/Political Science Joint Major 514
Hungarian 535
Individualized Major
Interdisciplinary Studies
Italian 560
Japanese 565
Jewish Studies 563
Journalism and Media Studies 567
Junior Year Abroad
Korean 574
Labor Studies 575
Latin 580
Latin American Studies 590
Life Sciences
Division of Life Science, Faculty of Arts and Science
Life Science Core Curriculum
Biological Sciences 119
Entry Requirements of the Major
Major Requirements
Minor Requirements
Independent Study and Research in Biology
Rutgers University/University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Joint Bachelor of Art/Medical Degree (B.A./M.D.) Program
Departmental Honors Program
Cell Biology and Neuroscience 146
Entry Requirements of the Major
Major Requirements
Departmental Honors Program
Genetics 447
Entry Requirements of the Major
Major Requirements
Elective Courses
Departmental Honors Program
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry 694
Entry Requirements of the Major
Major Requirements
Departmental Honors Program
Linguistics 615
Livingston College Courses
Management 620
Marine Sciences 628
Marketing 630
Mathematics 640
Medical Technology 660
Medicine and Dentistry
Medieval Studies 667
Middle Eastern Studies 685
Military Education, Air Force 690
Military Education, Army 691
Molecular Biology
Nutritional Sciences 709
Operations Research 711
Philosophy 730
Physics 750
Physiology and Neurobiology
Planning and Public Policy 762
Polish 787
Political Science 790
Portuguese 810
Psychology 830
Public Health
Puerto Rican and Hispanic Caribbean Studies 836
Religion 840
Russian 860
Russian, Central and East European Studies 861
Rutgers College Courses
Science, Technology, and Society
Social Work 910
Sociology 920
South Asian Studies 925
Spanish 940
Statistics 960
Study Abroad 959
Theater Arts 965, 966
Ukrainian 967
University College–New Brunswick College Courses
Urban Studies
Visual Arts
Women's and Gender Studies 988
Douglass College
Livingston College
Rutgers College
University College
Cook College
Mason Gross School of the Arts
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-New Brunswick
School of Communication, Information and Library Studies (SCILS)
School of Engineering
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
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New Brunswick/Piscataway Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2007 Programs of Study For Liberal Arts Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses Life Sciences Courses  


01:694:281,282Sophomore Laboratory Research (1-6,1-6) Research project in the laboratory of a faculty member. Written report of research carried out during each term required. Credits in this course cannot be used toward the required research credits for laboratory option.
01:694:301Introductory Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (3) Chemistry and metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, and other biologically important compounds. Prerequisites: 01:160:209 or 307-308. Not for students majoring in molecular biology and biochemistry.
01:694:313Introductory Biochemistry Laboratory (1) Techniques used in research, clinical, and food laboratories, including tests of biological materials, methods of separation, and determination of enzyme activities. Lab. 3 hrs. Pre- or corequisite: 01:694:301. Not for students majoring in molecular biology and biochemistry.
01:694:315Introduction to Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Research (3) Basic principles and methods of research, followed by a research project: analyses of molecular clones from eukaryotic cDNA libraries. Description of research opportunities at the university available to undergraduates. Pre- or corequisites: 01:119:101-102; 01:160:307-308 or 315-316.
01:694:381,382Undergraduate Laboratory Research (3-6,3-6) Research project in the laboratory of a faculty member. Written report of research carried out during each term required.
01:694:407-408Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (3,3) Disciplines of biochemistry and molecular biology as interlocking and mutually complementary fields of study. First term: protein structure and function, structure of DNA, RNA, lipids, membranes and carbohydrates, catalysis of biochemical reactions, intermediary metabolism, oxidative phosphorylation, recombinant DNA approaches, DNA replication, repair and recombination, mobile genetic elements. Second term: transcription and gene regulation, RNA splicing, translation, viral gene expression, membrane transport, lipid metabolism, signal transduction, photosynthesis, protein secretion, targeting and turnover, nitrogen, amino acid, and nucleotide metabolism. Pre- or corequisites: 01:160:307-308 or 315-316.
01:694:411Molecular Pathways and Signal Transduction (3) Lectures and discussion of current research areas of advanced molecular and structural biology: transcription, posttranscriptional regulation, cell cycle, neurobiology, protein folding, macromolecular recognition, molecular virology. Prerequisites: 01:694:407-408 or 01:447:384-385 or 11: 115:403-404 or 11:126:481.
01:694:412Proteomics and Functional Genomics (3) Survey of modern techniques of protein biochemistry, bioinformatics, proteomics, and functional genomics, including basic concepts of protein structure and function, protein folding, protein characterization and purification, enzyme kinetics, NMR and X-ray crystallography, mass spectrometry, and various techniques and approaches to functional and structural genomics. Prerequisites: 01:694:407 and 01:447:380 or permission of instructor. Corequisite: 01:694:408 or permission of instructor.
01:694:481,482Advanced Undergraduate Laboratory Research (3-6,3-6) Research project in the laboratory of a faculty member. Written report of research carried out during the fall term required; senior thesis required in the spring term. Oral presentation of student research presented in 01:694:483,484. Pre- or corequisites: 01:694:315, 407-408, and 483,484.
01:694:483,484Seminar in Molecular Biology and ­ Oral presentation of student`s own research results and the research interests of the laboratory with which the student is associated. Discussion of career options in the fall, and a required poster session of student research in the spring. Thesis required. Pre- or corequisites: 01:694:315, 381,382, and 407-408; or 481,482, 489,490, or 495,496.
01:694:489,490Literature Research in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (3,3) Literature research projects on a selected subject under the direction of a faculty member. Students write a thesis and present their research results in 01:694:483,484. Prerequisites: 01:694:315, 407-408, and 483,484.
01:694:492Gene Regulation in Cancer and Development (3) Advanced molecular studies of modern eukaryotic genetic and developmental issues. Experimental approaches focusing on current research questions, including control of gene expression in yeast, Drosophila and C. elegansdevelopmental genetics, and molecular biology of cancer and oncogenesis. Pre- or corequisite: 01:694:407-408 or 01:447:384-385 or 11:115:403-404 or 11:126:481.
01:694:495,496Honors Laboratory Research (6,6) Honors research project in the laboratory of a faculty member. Oral presentation of student research presented in 01:694: 483,484. Honors thesis and oral presentation required. Pre- or corequisites: 01:694:315, 407-408, and 483,484.
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