EEOB Courses

EEOB 1910
Introduction to Biological Studies - Local Plants
SU semester | 2 credit units

Structures, processes, and stages of the plant life cycle; common families of flowering plants; plant geography, ecology, and conservation; and uses of plants. 1-wk course available summer session at Stone Lab. Prereq: Completion of high school biology course. Not open to students with credit for 110. [Note: This course is administered by Stone Lab. Enrollment in Stone Lab courses requires a separate application process. Please see their website for more information.]

EEOB 1920
Introduction to Biological Studies - Birds
SU semester | 2 credit units

An introductory course for students interested in ornithology including bird identification, behavior, and ecology, with an emphasis on field and laboratory techniques. 1-wk course available summer session at Stone Lab. Prereq: Completion of high school Biology course. Not open to students with credit for 126. [Note: This course is administered by Stone Lab. Enrollment in Stone Lab courses requires a separate application process. Please see their website for more information.]

EEOB 1930
Introduction to Biological Studies - Birds
SU semester | 2 credit units 

An introduction to the organisms of the ecosystem in freshwater aquatic environments. 1-wk course available summer session at Stone Lab. Prereq: Completion of high school Biology course. Not open to students with credit for 125. [Note: This course is administered by Stone Lab. Enrollment in Stone Lab courses requires a separate application process. Please see their website for more information.]

EEOB 2210
Ohio Plants
AU, SU Semesters | 2 credit units

A lecture and field course in identifying common Ohio plants; emphasis on taxonomic principles, use of keys and manuals, and field recognition of plants; includes some Saturday field trips.
Prerequisites: 4 semester hours of biological sciences


EEOB 2220
Ohio Birds
SP Semesters | 2 credit units

The general biology of birds with emphasis on their natural histories and field identification of local species.
Prerequisites: 4 semester hours of biological sciences


EEOB 2250
Dynamics of Dinosaurs
AU Semesters | 2 credit units

A review of current information on dinosaur biology, emphasizing scientific approaches to reconstructing dinosaurs as living, dynamic animals.
Prerequisites: 4 semester hours of biological sciences or historical geology course work


EEOB 2410
Biological Invasions: The Ecology and Evolution of Species Introductions
SP Semesters | 3 credit units

Invasion ecology is the study of introduced species and the factors that sometimes lead to their population explosions and negative ecological impacts in the new region. We will make explicit connections between concepts in ecology and evolutionary biology, topics specific to invasion ecology, and details surrounding particular invasive species.  No prior background in ecology or evolution required.
This course will also have a service-learning component, in partnership with Franklin Co. Metro Parks!
Prereq:  one course in the Life Sciences

EEOB 2510
Human Anatomy
SP, SU Semesters | 3 credit units

An introduction to human anatomy; dissection of a small mammal.
Prerequisites: 3 semester hours of biological sciences


EEOB 2520
Human Physiology
AU, SP, SU Semesters | 3 credit units

A survey of the human nervous system, sense organs, muscle function, circulation, respiration, digestion, metabolism, kidney function, and reproduction.
Prerequisites:  3 semester hours of biological sciences


EEOB 3189
Undergraduate Field Experience or Work
1-3 credit units

Field work or experience. Prereq: 8 cr hrs in Biological Sciences. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 cr hrs or 5 completions. This course is graded (S/U). This course is scheduled on demand; please consult with an appropriate faculty advisor to make arrangements to enroll.

EEOB 3191
Undergraduate Internship
1-3 credit units

Internship held as undergraduate for credit.  Prereq: 8 cr hrs in Biological Sciences and permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 cr hrs or 5 completions. This course is graded (S/U). This course is scheduled on demand; please consult with an appropriate faculty advisor to make arrangements to enroll.

EEOB 3193
Independent Studies
SP Semester 2017 | 1 credit | Class #32179

This independent study will focus on evolutionary processes that shape the ecology and behavior of invertebrate systems with a special emphasis on symbioses. Students will build skills in proposal writing and experimental design. This is a prerequisite course for EEOB 5798 (3 cr). Field research will be conducted in Panama (May 2017; EEOB 5798).


EEOB 3194
Undergraduate Group Studies
1-3 credit units

Study of selected topics in evolution, ecology and organismal biology. Prereq: 8 cr hrs in Biological Sciences. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 cr hrs or 3 completions. This course is scheduled at irregular intervals; please check for offerings in a given semester and consult with an appropriate faculty advisor to make arrangements to enroll.

EEOB 3310
Evolution
AU, SP, SU Semesters | 4 credit units

Basic conceptual issues and processes in evolution with an emphasis on the ecological basis of adaptation and consequences of natural selection.  Requires materials and/or equipment for which an additional fee has been assessed.
Prerequisites: Bio 1114 or 1114H


EEOB 3320
Organismal Diversity
AU, SP Semesters | 3 credit units

A survey of organismal diversity and the evolutionary relationships between and within major groups of organisms.  Class is a combination of lecture and laboratory.  Requires materials and/or equipment for which an additional fee has been assessed.
Prerequisites: EEOB 3310


EEOB 3410
Ecology
AU, SP, SU Semesters | 4 credit units

Distribution and abundance of species, population dynamics, community ecology, ecosystem dynamics, and applied perspectives. Requires materials and/or equipment for which an additional fee has been assessed. Also available May or summer at Stone Lab.
Prerequisites: Bio 1114 or 1114H


EEOB 3420
Behavioral Ecology
AU Semester | 4 credit units

Comparative study of animal behaviors, and analysis of their adaptive value, physiological mechanisms, development, and evolution, within their ecological and social context.
Prerequisites: Biology 1114 or 1114H, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 440, 620, 730, or 740.


EEOB 3494
Entering Independent Research
AU, SP Semesters | 3 units

Designed to equip students in the Natural and Mathematical Sciences with necessary skills to become independent researchers. The main emphasis is given to experimental methods, experimental and quasi-experimental design, hypothesis testing, sampling, research ethics, basic statistics, and presentation of data.
Prereq: Not open to students with Sr standing.

EEOB 3498
Undergraduate Research in Behavioral Ecology
4 credit units

Supervised independent research opportunities in behavioral ecology for undergraduates considering careers in basic scientific research, secondary education, or graduate research programs in biological and behavioral sciences. Formal instruction on experimental research design, literature review, research ethics, and elementary statistical analyses.
Prereq: Biology 1113, 1113H, 1114, 1114H, or Soph standing or above; or permission of instructor. 

EEOB 3510
Cell & Dev. Biology
AU Semesters | 3 credit units

Introduction to the structure and function of animal cells, and to patterns of early development in vertebrates and invertebrates.
Prerequisites: EEOB 3310 and Bio 1113 or 1113H


EEOB 3520
Micro Anatomy
AU Semesters | 3 credit units

Examination and analysis of the functional morphology of cells and tissues of vertebrate animals, with emphasis on mammalian histology. 
Prerequisites: Bio 1113, 1113H, 1114, or 1114H


EEOB 3798
Undergraduate Study Tour
1-12 credit units

Undergraduate study tour. Prereq: 8 sem cr hrs in Biological Sciences, and permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 698. This course is graded S/U. This course is scheduled at irregular intervals; please check for offerings in a given semester and consult with an appropriate faculty advisor to make arrangements to enroll.

EEOB 4210
Ecology & Evolution of Vertebrates
SP Semesters | 2 credit units

Analysis of the anatomical, physiological, behavioral and ecological characteristics of the major vertebrate groups.  Requires materials and/or equipment for which an additional fee has been assessed.
Prerequisites: EEOB 3410


EEOB 4220
Ecology & Evolution of Mammals
SP Semesters | 2 credit units

Mammals of the world, their natural history, distribution, taxonomy, and major anatomical and physiological adaptations; study of local species emphasized in lab.   Requires materials and/or equipment for which an additional fee has been assessed.
Prerequisites: EEOB 3310


EEOB 4230
Focused Study of Ecology & Evolution of Invertebrates
SP Semester | 2 credit units

Analysis of the anatomical, physiological, behavioral and ecological characteristics of the major invertebrate groups.
Prerequisites: EEOB 3310.


EEOB 4240
Ecology & Evolution of Plants & People
AU Semester | 3 credit units

The botany and historical uses of economically important plants; topics include the major food, spice, medicinal, and industrial plants, and their domestication and cultural significance.
Prerequisites: 1 course of biological sciences; EEOB 2210 & EEOB 3310 recommended


EEOB 4410
Conservation Biology
SP Semester | 3 credit units

Application of  ecology, population genetics, and biogeography to the study and conservation of biodiversity, threatened communities, and endangered species.
Prerequisites: EEOB 3310, EEOB 3410


EEOB 4420H
Tropical Field Studies
May | 3 credit units

Study abroad course in Panama focusing on the diversity, biotic interactions, and effects of the environment in tropical communities, and humans in the tropics.  Includes opportunities for research in tropical systems
Prerequisites: EEOB 3310, EEOB 3410


EEOB 4430
Ecological Methods I
May | 2 credit units

Hands-on course for learning basic field and quantitative methods for ecological studies.
Prerequisites: EEOB 3410. Repeatable to a maximum of 8 cr hrs or 4 completions.


EEOB 4510
Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
AU, SP Semesters | 3 credit units

Introduction to trends in vertebrate evolution as illustrated by the anatomy of select taxa; involves dissection of specimens. Requires materials and/or equipment for which an additional fee has been assessed.
Prerequisites: 2 courses of biological sciences


EEOB 4520
Comparative Physiology
AU, SP Semesters | 3 credit units

Functional systems in invertebrates and vertebrates: respiration, circulation, water, ion, and energy balance; communication; locomotion; and reproduction.
Prerequisites: Bio 1114 or 1114H, and 1 additional course of biological sciences


EEOB 4520H
Comparative Physiology
AU Semesters | 3 credit units

Functional systems in invertebrates and vertebrates: respiration, circulation, water, ion, and energy balance; communication; locomotion; and reproduction.
Prerequisites: Bio 1114 or 1114H, Chem 122, Math 1148, and Physics 111 or 131; Math 150


EEOB 4550
Neurobiology of Behavior
AU Semesters | 3 credit units

Integration of studies of sensory, integrative and motor systems with evolution  and ecology.
Prerequisites: 2 courses of biological sciences


EEOB 4560
Comparative Endocrinology
SP Semester | 2 credit units

Introduction to hormones and hormone action; comparison between vertebrates and invertebrates with emphasis on special situations such as metamorphosis.
Prerequisites: EEOB 4520 and Biochem 4511, or equiv, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 550 or Entomol 550. Cross-listed with Entomol 550.


EEOB 4910
Plant Biology for Teachers
2 credit units

Basic botanical and identification skills, field experience, and preparation of lessons for classroom use with special attention given to ODE Academic Content Standards. 1-wk course available summer session at Stone Lab.
Prereq: Enrollment in Education major, and Jr standing or above, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 511 or 2210. [Note: This course is administered by Stone Lab. Enrollment in Stone Lab courses requires a separate application process. Please see their website for more information.]

EEOB 4920
Ornithology for Teachers
2 credit units

Field and laboratory studies of birds, discussion of birds of the world and their classification with resource material for classroom teachers and other educators. 1-wk course available summer session at Stone Lab. Prereq: Enrollment in Education major, and Jr standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 522 or 2220. [Note: This course is administered by Stone Lab. Enrollment in Stone Lab courses requires a separate application process. Please see their website for more information.]

EEOB 4930
Stream Ecology for Teachers
2 credit units

Introduces high school teachers to concepts and methodology of stream ecology. 1-week course available summer session through Stone Lab at Old Woman Creek, Huron, Ohio. Free lodging; students provide their own meals. Prereq: Enrollment in Education major, and Jr standing or above, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 785. [Note: This course is administered by Stone Lab. Enrollment in Stone Lab courses requires a separate application process. Please see their website for more information.]

EEOB 4950
Field Ecology
2 credit units

Field-based introduction to the distribution and abundance of animals and plants in pond, lake, river, marsh, beach, field, and woodland ecosystems for teachers, undergraduates and graduate students. 1-wk course available summer session at Stone Lab. Prereq: 12 sem cr hrs of Biological Sciences, and GPA 2.5 or above, and Jr standing or above, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 513. [Note: This course is administered by Stone Lab. Enrollment in Stone Lab courses requires a separate application process. Please see their website for more information.]

EEOB 4990 
Undergraduate Seminar in Mathematical Biology Research
1 credit unit

Seminar on research in mathematical biology and its applications, with an emphasis on evolutionary biology, ecology, neuroscience, and cell biology.
Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 3 cr hrs. This course is graded S/U. Cross-listed in Math.

EEOB 4998
Undergraduate Research
1-12 credit units

Undergraduate research in evolution, ecology, and organismal biology. Prereq: 2 courses in Biological Sciences, and permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 cr hrs or 5 completions. This course is graded S/U. This course is scheduled on demand; please consult with an appropriate faculty advisor to make arrangements to enroll.

EEOB 4998H
Undergraduate Research
1-12 credit units

Honors undergraduate research in evolution, ecology, and organismal biology. Prereq: Honors standing, and 2 courses in Biological Sciences, and permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 cr hrs or 5 completions. This course is graded S/U.  This course is scheduled on demand; please consult with an appropriate faculty advisor to make arrangements to enroll.

EEOB 4999
Undergraduate Thesis Research
1-12 credit units

Undergraduate research towards a thesis in Evolution and Ecology, or Zoology. Prereq: 8 cr hrs in Biological Sciences, and permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 cr hrs or 5 completions. This course is graded S/U. This course is scheduled on demand; please consult with an appropriate faculty advisor to make arrangements to enroll.

EEOB 4999H
Undergraduate Research
1-12 credit units

Undergraduate research towards an honors thesis in Evolution and Ecology, or Zoology. Prereq: Honors standing, and 8 cr hrs in Biological Sciences, and permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 cr hrs or 5 completions. This course is graded S/U.  This course is scheduled on demand; please consult with an appropriate faculty advisor to make arrangements to enroll.

EEOB 5194
Group Studies
1-3 credit units

Study of selected topics in evolution, ecology, and organismal biology. Prereq: 8 cr hrs in Biological Sciences, or Grad standing. Repeatable to a maximum of 24 cr hrs or 8 completions. This course is scheduled at irregular intervals; please check for offerings in a given semester and consult with an appropriate faculty advisor to make arrangements to enroll.

EEOB 5210
Spider Biology
2 credit units

Study of the biology of spiders including functional anatomy, behavior, webs and web-building, field and lab methods, identification, and ecology. 1-wk course available summer term at Stone Lab. Special fees assessed.
Prereq: GPA 2.5 or above, and completion of 12 sem cr hrs of biological sciences, and Jr standing or above; or permission of instructor. [Note: This course is administered by Stone Lab. Enrollment in Stone Lab courses requires a separate application process. Please see their website for more information.]

EEOB 5310
Advanced Evolution
SP Semester | 3 credit units

Origin of variation in plants and animals with an emphasis on evolutionary processes.
Prerequisites: EEOB 3310


EEOB 5320
Creation & Evolution
SP Semester | 3 credit units

Philosophical and historical survey of the social conflict of scientific and religious perspectives on origins.
Prerequisites:


EEOB 5410
Ocean Ecology
AU Semester | 1.5 credit units

Diversity and distribution of marine organisms; population dynamics, productivity, and structure of marine ecosystems;human impact on ocean resources.


EEOB 5420
Ecology of Inland Waters
AU Semester | 4 credit units

A study of the physical, chemical, and biological factors influencing the biological productivity of inland waters, and of techniques and equipment used in evaluating them.


EEOB 5430
Fish Ecology
SP Semesters | 3 credit units

Lecture emphasis on the behavior, migration, distribution, and evolution of fishes; laboratory emphasis on ecological and systematic ichthyology.  Lab fee required.


EEOB 5450
Population Ecology
AU Quarter | 3 credit units

Quantitative study of population processes, evolutionary ecology, and ecological methods. 


EEOB 5460
Physiological Ecology
SP Semester | 3 credit units

Study of the physiological adjustment, tolerance, and acclimatization to the abiotic and biotic environment by animals and plants


EEOB 5470
Community & Ecosystems Ecology
SP Semester | 3 credit units

A quantitative and descriptive approach to the establishment, development, succession, and dynamics of communities and their interrelations with historic, climatic, soil, and biotic factors.


EEOB 5798
Tropical Behavioral Ecology and Evolution in Panama
May Semester Odd Years (R. Adams) | 3 credit units (s/u)

Tropical Behavioral Ecology and Evolution in Panama is a May study abroad program where you will be immersed in biological research in a Panamanian Neotropical rainforest. With guidance of instructors, students will propose and complete independent research projects related to evolution, ecology and behavior. You will have unique opportunities to interact with a global community of scientists and work at the world-renowned Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.  Funding information can be found at the Office of International Affairs. For questions contact OSU study abroad (oia-educationabroad@osu.edu) or Dr. Adams.1970@osu.edu. Note: All students must take Undergraduate Independent Studies EEOB 3193 or EEOB Graduate Seminar: Behavior EEOB 8896.02 with Dr. Adams.


EEOB 5890
General Acarology
2 credit units

An introduction to the morphology, development, and general biology of mites. Laboratory consists of a taxonomic review of the families of Acari. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 4 cr hrs.

EEOB 5910
Herpetology 
May semester 2017 (A. Chavez) | 2 credit units

Study of the distribution and classification of reptiles and amphibians of Ohio including field and lab methods, identification, and conservation. Prereq: 12 sem cr hrs of Biological Sciences, and GPA 2.5 or above, and Jr standing or above, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 622.

EEOB 5911
Tropical Herpetology
No future offerings planned | 4 credit units

Field course on the study of reptiles and amphibians, with emphasis on tropical species identification, field techniques and methods, population ecology, and conservation strategies. Course will be conducted at a tropical field site such as the Biological Field Station El Zota, Tapezco, Costa Rica. Prereq: GPA of 2.5 or above, completion of 12 semester cr hrs of biological sciences, and Jr standing or above by autumn of enrollment; or permission of instructor.

EEOB 5920
Field Biology of Aquatic and Wetland Plants
3-4 credit units

Aquatic plants of the Great Lakes region. Field and laboratory work on their identification and ecological and geographical relations. Available summer session at Stone Lab. Prereq: GPA 2.5 or above, and Jr standing or above, and 12 sem cr hrs in Biological Sciences; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 611.  [Note: This course is administered by Stone Lab. Enrollment in Stone Lab courses requires a separate application process. Please see their website for more information.]

EEOB 5930
Ichthyology
3-4 credit units

Study of the distribution and classification of fishes, which includes methods of identification, collection, and preservation. Available summer session at Stone Lab. Prereq: GPA 2.5 or above, and Jr standing or above, and 12 sem cr hrs in Biological Sciences; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 621.  [Note: This course is administered by Stone Lab. Enrollment in Stone Lab courses requires a separate application process. Please see their website for more information.]

EEOB 5940
Field Zoology
3-4 credit units

Field and laboratory identification of aquatic and terrestrial vertebrates and invertebrates of the region, in relation to habitats occupied. Available summer session at Stone Lab. Prereq: GPA 2.5 or above, and Jr standing or above, and 12 sem cr hrs in Biological Sciences; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 651.  [Note: This course is administered by Stone Lab. Enrollment in Stone Lab courses requires a separate application process. Please see their website for more information.]

EEOB 5950
Algae Identification Workshop
0.5 credit units

Hands-on workshop on collection, identification, preservation, enumeration, control techniques, and basic ecology of algae. Counts toward EPA certification for water professionals. 2-day course available summer session at Stone Lab.
Prereq: 8 cr hrs in Biological Sciences, or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs. This course is graded S/U.  [Note: This course is administered by Stone Lab. Enrollment in Stone Lab courses requires a separate application process. Please see their website for more information.]

EEOB 5960
Plankton Identification Workshop
0.5 credit units

Hands-on workshop on collection, identification, preservation, enumeration, control techniques, and basic ecology of plankton. Counts toward EPA certification for water professionals. 2-day course available summer session at Stone Lab. Recommended for managers or employees of public water supplies (reservoirs, lakes, and rivers), or federal, state, or city employees charged with monitoring water quality. Prereq: 8 sem cr hrs of Biological Sciences, or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs. This course is graded S/U.  [Note: This course is administered by Stone Lab. Enrollment in Stone Lab courses requires a separate application process. Please see their website for more information.]

EEOB 5970
Larval Fish Identification Workshop
0.5 credit units

Workshop on the techniques involved with the collection and identification of common larval fishes of the Lake Erie drainage basin. 1-day course available summer session at Stone Lab.
Prereq: 12 sem cr hrs of Biological Sciences, and GPA 2.5 or above, and Jr standing or above, or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs. This course is graded S/U.  [Note: This course is administered by Stone Lab. Enrollment in Stone Lab courses requires a separate application process. Please see their website for more information.]

EEOB 6210
Ecotoxicology
SP Semester | 2 credit units

Technical examination of the environmental fate and toxicity of organic xenobiotics, inorganics, and metals; emphasis on chemistry of interactions with physical environment, fugacity models, risk assessment, and predictive toxicology.


EEOB 6220
Principles of Scientific Comm
SP Semester | 2 credit units


EEOB 6310
Molecular Evolution
AU Quarter | 3 credit units

The genetic basis of evolution and the molecular mechanisms of evolution


EEOB 6320
Principles of Systematics
AU Semester | 3 credit units

A study of the principles and techniques used in the identification, classification, and nomenclature of organisms.


EEOB 6330
Phylogenetic Methods
SP Semester | 4 credit units

Methods for phylogenetic analysis: cladistics, Maximum likelihood, Bayesian approaches; character coding and data management.


EEOB 6340
Biodiversity Informatics
SP Semester | 4 credit units

Methods for managing large data sets and applications in modeling, conservation biology, and global change


EEOB 7210
Molecular Methods in Ecology & Evolution
May | 1 credit units

Hands-on course for learning the use of molecular markers in evolutionary and ecological studies


EEOB 7220
Modeling in Evolutionary Ecology
AU Semester | 4 credit units

Dynamic optimization theory applied to ecology and resource management


EEOB 7310
Studies in Taxonomy
No information on availability | 1 credit units

A laboratory and lecture course concerning the classification of organisms; emphasis on taxonomic principles, systems of classification, family characteristics and relationships


EEOB 7410
Ecological Methods II
No information on availability | 1 credit units

Hands-on course for learning methods for ecological studies.

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