Biology Courses
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Course Number: BIOL 100
Course Name: Introduction to General  Science
Credit Hours: 3
Pre-requisite: -none
Semester Offered: Spring - Fall
Course Content:
Reasoning and the scientific process. How science is important to humans,  How Arab & Muslim scientists  developed scientific knowledge. Concepts  in chemistry, physics, biology and geology. The basics of  scientific phenomenon, as this relates to the environment. The human genome . How to design and execute experiments and how to evaluate them.

Course Number: BIOL 101
Course Name: Biology 1
Credit Hours: 3
Pre-requisite: none
Semester Offered: Spring - Fall
Course Content:
Biology 101 is the first introductory course for biology majors and minors covering some important biological concepts, including biochemistry, cell structure and function, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, cellular reproduction, genetics, and biotechnology. The laboratory introduces basic laboratory skills such as safety, microscopic procedure, measurement, and reinforces concepts discussed in lecture. There are two hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week.

Course Number:  BIOL 102
Course Name: Biology 2
Credit Hours: 3
Pre-requisite: BIOL 101
Semester Offered: Spring - Fall
Course Content:
Structure and functions of ecosystem. Biodiversity and biological inter- relationships. Principles of taxonomy .Viruses, Monera, Protista, Fungi, Plants. Animal diversity (invertebrates and vertebrates)

Course Number:  BIOL 211
Course Name: Cell Biology
Credit Hours: 3
Pre-requisite: BIOL 101
Semester Offered: Spring
Course Content:
Cell theory cellular types. Molecular basis of cell membranes. Intercellular junctions. Receptors. Cell structure and functions. Nucleus, Nucleolus, RER, Ribosomes, SER.Golgi Complex. Secretory granules. Lysosmes. Phagosomes. Pinocytosis. Exocytosis. Endocytosis. Peroxisomes. Proten synthesis . Mitochondria. Plastids. Cytoskeleton. Celluar motility. Microfilaments.

Course Number:  BIOL  212
Course Name: Genetics
Credit Hours: 3
Pre-requisite: BIOL 101
Semester Offered: Spring
Course Content:
Chromosomes and genes  Mendelian inheritance. Modification of Mendelian inheritance. Gene interaction. Inheritance and environment . Sex determination. Sex linkage. Sex limited and sex influenced characters. Linkage and crossing over. Chromosome mapping. Mutation. Cytoplasmic inheritance. Quantitative inheritance. Gene action. Genetic engineering.

Course Number: BIOL 221
Course Name: Principles of Ecology
Credit Hours: 3
Pre-requisite: BIOL 102
Semester Offered: Fall-Spring
Course Content:
Principles of ecosystems. Energy flow in ecological systems. Food chains and food webs. Production and ecological efficiency. Development and evolution of the ecosystem. Natural ecosystems. Biogeochemical cycles. Limiting factors and tolerance level. Population ecology. Community ecology. Biological interrelationships. Overview of the ecology of Qatar.

Course Number: BIOL 241
Course Name: Microbiology
Credit Hours: 3
Pre-requisite:  BIOL 101
Semester Offered: Spring- Fall
Course Content:
Aspects of general microbiology. The scope of microbiology and germ theory. Classification of microorganisms. Cellular composition of eukaryotes and prokaryotes. Nutrition and metabolism. Culture media and microorganisms. Growth and control of microorganisms. Applied aspects of microorganisms in food and environment. Microbes and disease.

Course Number: BIOL 311
Course Name: Molecularb Biology
Credit Hours: 3
Pre-requisite:  BIOL 101
Semester Offered: Spring-Fall
Course Content:
Molecular Biology seeks to help the student understand the molecular basis of life processes. Emphasis will be placed upon Nucliec Acids as the genetic material,  Chemical and Physical Properties of Nucliec Acids, Central Dogma of Molecular Biology, DNA replication, Gene Expression: Transcription and Translation, Types of RNA, RNA Processing. The Genetic Code, more stress on comparison between Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes in all these aspects and processes.

Course Number: BIOL 351
Course Name: Plant anatomy and physiology
Credit Hours: 3
Pre-requisite: CHEM 351 & BIOL 102
Semester Offered: Spring
Course Content:
Principles of plant physiology. Energy flow through plant systems. Enzymes. Water relations. Water transport. Mineral nutrition. Photosynthesis. Respiration. Metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids. Growth hormone functions.

Course Number: BIOL 362
Course Name: Animal anatomy & physiology
Credit Hours: 3
Pre-requisite: CHEM 351 & BIOL 102
Semester Offered: Fall
Course Content:
The course provides students with fundamental knowledge of functional anatomy and physiology.  Focus is being on the organization of the mammalian body; in a comprehensive way to cover the physiology of organs and systems with emphasis on the underlying biophysical and biochemical principles of organ function. The laboratory sessions introduce physiological testing and data analysis.

Course Number: BIOL 312
Course Name: Histology
Credit Hours: 3
Pre-requisite: BIOL 101
Semester Offered: Fall
Course Content:
Types of tissue, epithelial, connective, muscular and nervous tissues. Structure and basic function of organs and systems, circulatory, respiratory, urinary, immune and reproductive systems. Digestive system and its glands. Nervous system and sense organs.

Course Number:  BIOL 321
Course Name: Principles of Environmental Biology
Credit Hours: 3
Pre-requisite:  BIOL 221
Semester Offered: Spring- Fall
Course Content:
Environmental Biology deals with interactions between biotic and physical components of the environment. The field of study lies between ecology and environmental science. Since the former deals with the study of nature while the latter concentrates on the impact of human activities on the environment, Environmental Biology creates link between the two: While conceptual ecology is highlighted, inevitable human presences and influence is taken into consideration. The approach is thus more restorational  classic the old-fashioned conservational outlook. 

Course Number: BIOL  322
Course Name: Desert Biology
Credit Hours: 3
Pre-requisite: BIOL 221
Semester Offered: Fall
Course Content:
World desert formations. Desert environments. Limiting physical factors. Desert ecosystems. Structure and function. Diversity of desert flora, fauna, and soil organisms. Plant morphological and physiological adaptations. Animal morphological, physiological and behavioral adaptations. Living strategies of desert organisms. The problem of desertification and its control Overview of the desert wild life in Qatar.

Course Number: BIOL 343
Course Name: General Parasiology
Credit Hours: 3
Pre-requisite: BIOL 102
Semester Offered: Fall
Course Content:
Scope of parasitology.Biological associations with special reference to parasitism. Basic concepts: hosts, specificity, parasite populations and their interactions, infections and diseases. Types and taxonomy of animal parasites. Host parasite relationships. Zoonoses. Biology. Pathogenecity and epideminology of representatives of animal parasites and their relationships with man, animals and plants. General principles of control methods of parasitic disease and their limitations.

Course Number: BIOL 412
Course Name:  Genetic Engineering and DNA Technology
Credit Hours: 3
Pre-requisite: BIOL 311
Semester Offered: Fall
Course Content:
This course focuses on how biotechnology is revolutionizing  medicine, agriculture and biomedical, pharmaceutical, environmental and food industries. Specific topics such as recombinant DNA technology, plant genetic engineering, gene therapy, forensic DNA analysis, patents and technology transfer related to the human genome project will be discussed. Projects include DNA isolation and purification, gel electrophoresis, and prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell transfection.

Course Number:  BIOL 421
Course Name: Eco -Physiology
Credit Hours: 3
Pre-requisite: BIOL  351 - BIOL  362
Semester Offered: Spring
Course Content:
The environment of living organisms. Extreme Environments. Morphological, structural, physiological, and biochemical responses to temperature, water, light, drought, salinity. Mechanisms of adaptation and resistance.

Course Number:  BIOL  422
Course Name: Management and Conservation of Environment
Credit Hours: 3
Pre-requisite: BIOL 221
Semester Offered: Spring
Course Content:
Concepts of conservation of natural resources. Case studies: Endangered species, fragile communities, ecosystems, marine and terrestrial habitats. Agricultural and industrial pollution. Land contamination and deterioration. Reclamation, restoration, management and practical conservation. Environmental monitoring. Policies and economics of natural resources. Environmental legislation. Conservation and management in Qatar.

Course Number:  BIOL 442
Course Name:  Biotechnology
Credit Hours: 3
Pre-requisite:  BIOL 311
Semester Offered: Spring
Course Content:
The concept of biotechnology. Recent advances and trends in biotechnology. The principles of genetic engineering and strain selection and maintenance. Separation of bio-production. Tissue culture and plant culture techniques. Animal cell cultivation systems. Fermentation technology using microorganisms. Biotechnology processing of pharmaceuticals, chemicals and biological factors. The  ethical aspects of biotechnology and society.  Animal, plant , medical and environmental biotechnology application. Biotechnology potential and activities in Qatar.

Course Number: BIOL 444
Course Name: Immunology
Credit Hours: 3
Pre-requisite: 1066215-0/BIOL 362
Semester Offered: Spring
Course Content:
Basic concepts. Innate immunity: determinants and mechanisms. Acquired immunity, types, antigens and antibodies. Immune response.  Immunoglobulins. Monoclonal antibodies. Anatomical, cellular and genetic basis of immunity. Complement proteins and their role in immunity. Antigen, antibody reactions. Immunopathology. Immunodefeciency, hypersensitivity and auto immunity. Histocompatability and organ transplantation. Immunogenetics.

Course Number: BIOL 451
Course Name: Cell and Tissue Culture
Credit Hours: 3
Pre-requisite: BIOL 362 & BIOL 351
Semester Offered: Spring
Course Content:
Many issues associated with cell and tissue culture pervade other areas of scientific pursuit. The course concentrates on the different uses of tissue culture both in animal and plant studies. The establishment and requirements of plant tissue culture laboratory and animal tissue culture laboratory . Basic concepts of totipotency, organized growth, growth regulators types and functions and the different factors that affect the success of the culture are emphasized in theory. In the laboratory the establishment, maintenance and subculture of different types of plant cell / tissue cultures are demonstration
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Course Number: BIOL  497
Course Name: Research Project
Credit Hours: 3
Pre-requisite: student should complete 90 CH & departmental approval
Semester Offered: Fall-Spring
Course Content:
None