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    Albion College
  Feb 23, 2018
2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Course Descriptions

Course Numbering System

The following lists include all courses normally offered at Albion College. However, not all courses are offered every year. When possible, courses offered in alternate years are designated. For details, students should consult the Class Schedule for each semester, available online at: The College reserves the right to add or withdraw courses without prior announcement, as conditions may require.

Unless otherwise stated, 100 level courses are intended for freshmen, 200 level for sophomores, 300 and 400 level for juniors and seniors.

A list of courses which meet the core and category requirements, organized by departments, is available online at

Further information may be obtained at the Registrar’s Office in the Ferguson Student, Technology, and Administrative Services Building.



The courses listed below count toward the biology major or minors unless otherwise noted. Some courses in the department are offered in alternate years and are so designated below. Please consult with the instructor or with the Class Schedule, available online or at the Registrar’s Office, to determine when a course will next be offered.

   •  BIOL 187: Selected Topics
   •  BIOL 188: Selected Topics
   •  BIOL 189: Selected Topics
   •  BIOL 195: Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity
   •  BIOL 206: Tropical Forest and Reef Biology
   •  BIOL 207: Biology of Subtropical Florida
   •  BIOL 210: Cell and Molecular Biology
   •  BIOL 211: Sophomore Research
   •  BIOL 215: Aquatic Botany
   •  BIOL 216: Vascular Plants
   •  BIOL 225: Invertebrate Zoology
   •  BIOL 227: Vertebrate Zoology
   •  BIOL 237: Ecology
   •  BIOL 240: Conservation Biology
   •  BIOL 248: Ornithology
   •  BIOL 287: Selected Topics
   •  BIOL 288: Selected Topics
   •  BIOL 289: Selected Topics
   •  BIOL 300: Genetics
   •  BIOL 301: Cell Biology
   •  BIOL 309: Vertebrate Paleontology
   •  BIOL 310: Evolution
   •  BIOL 312: Genetics Laboratory
   •  BIOL 314: Comparative Anatomy
   •  BIOL 321: Medical Microanatomy
   •  BIOL 324: Developmental Biology
   •  BIOL 332: Microbiology
   •  BIOL 337: Biochemistry
   •  BIOL 341: Physiology
   •  BIOL 362: Molecular Biology
   •  BIOL 365: Environmental Microbiology
   •  BIOL 367: Virology
   •  BIOL 368: Behavioral Ecology
   •  BIOL 369: Population Genetics
   •  BIOL 371: Pathophysiology
   •  BIOL 372: Immunology
   •  BIOL 387: Selected Topics
   •  BIOL 388: Selected Topics
   •  BIOL 389: Selected Topics
   •  BIOL 391: Internship
   •  BIOL 392: Internship
   •  BIOL 401: Seminar
   •  BIOL 402: Seminar
   •  BIOL 411: Directed Study
   •  BIOL 412: Directed Study