Sep 16, 2019  
2012-2013 General Catalog 
    
2012-2013 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses of Instruction


The following is a listing of all courses of instruction offered by departments at LSU. This listing was up-to-date and as correct as possible at the time of publication of this catalog.

Since this catalog was prepared well in advance of its effective date, some courses may have been added, others may have been dropped, and/or changes in content may have been made.

The following are important notes concerning courses:

  • General education courses are designated by stars (★) placed before the course numbers.
  • Class minima are specified in PS-37, Minimum Class Size:
  ≪ Below 4000 15  
  ≪ Between 4000-4999 10  
  ≪ 5000 and above 5  
  • No credit is given for a course unless the student has been duly registered in that course.
  • The amount of credit given for the satisfactory completion of a course is based on the number of lectures each week for one semester:
  one credit represents at least one hour of lecture a week for one semester;  
  two hours of laboratory (in some cases, three) are the equivalent of one hour of lecture.  
  • When a course consists entirely or partly of laboratory, that fact is stated in the description. When not otherwise specified, the course consists entirely of lectures.
  • The number of credit hours that a course carries per semester is listed in parentheses following the course title. If the number listed is variable, i.e., (2-4), the amount of credit that the student is to receive must be stated at the time of registration.
  • Indication of variable credit does not mean that a course may be repeated for credit. If a course can be repeated for credit, that information is included in the course description.
  • Listing of a course does not necessarily mean that it will be offered every year.
  • The phrases also offered as… , see…, or same as…, which appear in some course descriptions, refer to honors courses or to cross-listed courses that are available through more than one department. In each of these instances, only one of the courses may be taken for credit.

Course Numbering System

An explanation of the first digit of the four-digit course numbering system follows. The meaning of the second, third, and fourth digits varies by department. See “Year Classification of Students ” in the “Undergraduate Degree Requirements and Regulations” section of this catalog for an explanation of the criteria for classification as a freshman, sophomore, etc.

1000-1999 • For undergraduate students, primarily freshmen; for undergraduate credit only. Ordinarily open to all students; in some instances upper-division students may not take these courses for degree credit.

2000-2999 • For undergraduate students, sophomore level or above; for undergraduate credit only.

3000-3999 • For advanced undergraduate students, junior- and senior-level; for undergraduate credit only. These courses constitute the advanced portion of an undergraduate program leading to the bachelor’s degree. A student with fewer than 60 hours of credit may enroll in 3000 level courses if they meet the enrollment requirements of the college whose departments offer the courses.

4000-4999 • For advanced undergraduate students (who have completed a minimum of 60 semester hours) and students in graduate and professional schools and colleges; for undergraduate or graduate credit. Undergraduates with 30 or more semester hours who are making timely progress toward a degree may be admitted to 4000 level courses. Such students must have a 3.50 GPA or higher, the appropriate prerequisites, consent of the instructor, and permission of the dean of the student’s undergraduate college.

5000-5999 • For students in post-baccalaureate professional programs (architecture, law, and veterinary medicine). A student in the Graduate School may take these courses for credit with approval of the student’s major department.

6000-6999 • Exclusively for teachers at the elementary, secondary, and junior college levels.

7000-7999 • For students in the Graduate School; for graduate credit only except as follows. Undergraduates with 75 or more semester hours who are making timely progress toward a degree may be admitted to 7000 level courses. Such students must have a 3.50 or higher GPA, the appropriate prerequisites, consent of the instructor, and permission of the dean of the student’s undergraduate college. Credit so earned will apply only toward undergraduate degree requirements, except for students enrolled in an accelerated master’s degree program.

8000-8999 • Research courses exclusively for graduate students, primarily for students working toward the master’s degree; for graduate credit only. The number 8000 designates thesis research.

9000-9999 • Research courses exclusively for graduate students, primarily for advanced graduate students working toward the doctoral degree; for graduate credit only. The number 9000 designates dissertation research.

 

Biological Sciences

   •  BIOL 4090 Marine and Environmental Microbiology (3)
   •  BIOL 4093 General Biochemistry I (3)
   •  BIOL 4094 General Biochemistry II (3)
   •  BIOL 4104 Histology (4)
   •  BIOL 4105 Parasitology (3)
   •  BIOL 4106 Parasitology Laboratory (1)
   •  BIOL 4110 Introductory Microbial Physiology (3)
   •  BIOL 4111 Microbial Physiology Laboratory (2)
   •  BIOL 4123 Immunology (3)
   •  BIOL 4124 Microbial Pathogens (3)
   •  BIOL 4125 Prokaryotic Diversity (3)
   •  BIOL 4126 Methods in Microbial Diversity (4)
   •  BIOL 4127 Immunopathogenics Laboratory (3)
   •  BIOL 4132 Eukaryotic Molecular Genetics (3)
   •  BIOL 4141 Mammalogy (4)
   •  BIOL 4142 Ornithology (4)
   •  BIOL 4145 Ichthyology (4)
   •  BIOL 4146 Herpetology (4)
   •  BIOL 4147 Biology of Eukaryotic Microorganisms (4)
   •  BIOL 4154 Invertebrate Zoology (4)
   •  BIOL 4155 Environmental Physiology (3)
   •  BIOL 4156 Environmental Physiology Laboratory (1)
   •  BIOL 4157 Cellular Physiology (4)
   •  BIOL 4158 Endocrinology (3)
   •  BIOL 4159 Human Disease (3)
   •  BIOL 4160 Vertebrate Physiology (3)
   •  BIOL 4161 Vertebrate Physiology Laboratory (1)
   •  BIOL 4162 Food Microbiology (4)
   •  BIOL 4163 Industrial Microbiology (4)
   •  BIOL 4165 Environmental Adaptations (3)
   •  BIOL 4170 Comparative Animal Physiology (3)
   •  BIOL 4172 Plant Microtechnique (3)
   •  BIOL 4177 Neurobiology (3)
   •  BIOL 4190 Introductory Virology (3)
   •  BIOL 4194 History of Biology (2)
   •  BIOL 4200 Microbial Morphogenesis (3)
   •  BIOL 4210 Biological Modeling and Data Analysis (3)
   •  BIOL 4215 Molecular Biology of Bacterial Disease (3)
   •  BIOL 4246 Microbial Genetics (3)
   •  BIOL 4253 Principles of Ecology (3)
   •  BIOL 4254 Principles of Ecology Laboratory (1)
   •  BIOL 4256 Microbial Ecology and Nutrient Cycling in Soils (4)
   •  BIOL 4261 Microbiology of Water, Sewage and Industrial Wastes (4)
   •  BIOL 4262 Marine Communities (3)
   •  BIOL 4263 Marine Communities Laboratory (1)
   •  BIOL 4270 Animal Behavior (4)
   •  BIOL 4299 Genetics of the Evolutionary Process (4)
   •  BIOL 4308 Plants in Coastal Environments (3)
   •  BIOL 4385 Biochemistry Laboratory (3)
   •  BIOL 4400 Molecular Genetics Laboratory (3)
   •  BIOL 4444 Seed Physiology (3)
   •  BIOL 4450 Molecular Regulation of Cell Function (3)
   •  BIOL 4596 Biophysics of Macromolecules (3)
   •  BIOL 4600 Topics in Marine Zoology (2-6)
   •  BIOL 4653 Marine Phycology (4)
   •  BIOL 4753 Human Molecular Genetics (3)
   •  BIOL 4800 Selected Topics in Biological Sciences (2-4)
   •  BIOL 6055 Flora of Louisiana for Teachers (4)
   •  BIOL 6147 Selected Topics in Life Science (1-3)
   •  BIOL 7001 Tropical Ecology (3)
   •  BIOL 7010 Plant Molecular Biology (3)
   •  BIOL 7022 Marine Microbial Ecology (3)
   •  BIOL 7025 Advanced Plant Anatomy (3)
   •  BIOL 7043 Advanced Plant Taxonomy (4)
   •  BIOL 7044 Agrostology (3)
   •  BIOL 7061 Plant Growth and Development (3)
   •  BIOL 7063 Plant Metabolism (3)
   •  BIOL 7065 Transport Processes in Plants (3)
   •  BIOL 7067 Selected Topics in Plant Physiology (2)
   •  BIOL 7068 Current Literature in Plant Physiology (1)
   •  BIOL 7080 Population Ecology (3)
   •  BIOL 7083 Community Ecology (3)
   •  BIOL 7093 Plant Population Biology (3)
   •  BIOL 7110 Molecular Evolution (3)
   •  BIOL 7111 Systematic Biology (4)
   •  BIOL 7120 Marine Ecology (3)
   •  BIOL 7152 Advanced Vertebrate Anatomy (4)
   •  BIOL 7155 Energy Transducing Membrane Proteins (3)
   •  BIOL 7156 Experimental Embryology (4)
   •  BIOL 7161 Higher Bacteria (3)
   •  BIOL 7162 Molecular Biology of Microorganisms (3)
   •  BIOL 7220 Biochemistry and Toxicology of Metals (3)
   •  BIOL 7253 Molecular Population Genetics (4)
   •  BIOL 7260 Advanced Genetics (3)
   •  BIOL 7280 Nucleic Acids (3)
   •  BIOL 7284 Proteins (3)
   •  BIOL 7285 Advanced Enzymology (3)
   •  BIOL 7286 Seminar (1)
   •  BIOL 7288 Lipids and Membranes (3)
   •  BIOL 7289 Biochemistry of Viruses (3)
   •  BIOL 7290 Complex Carbohydrates (3)
   •  BIOL 7622 Fundamentals of Carcinogenesis (3)
   •  BIOL 7626 Toxicology IV: Genetic Toxicology (3)
   •  BIOL 7648 Museum Field Expedition (6)
   •  BIOL 7800 Special Topics in Biological Sciences (2-4)
   •  BIOL 7901 Departmental Seminar in Biological Sciences (1)
   •  BIOL 7902 Departmental Seminar in Biochemistry (1)
   •  BIOL 7921 Research Presentations in the Biological Sciences (1)
   •  BIOL 7946 Seminar: Current Topics in Molecular Evolution (1)
   •  BIOL 7978 Tropical Agricultural Ecology (1-8)
 

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