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Undergraduate Curiculum

Major:
(1) Total credits ; Multiple major; min. of 36 cr., single major ; of 48 cr., teacher training program; min. of 42 cr.
(2) Required Courses: Life 91, 92, 93, 94 (a total of 8 cr.)
(3) Multiple major need min. of 28 cr., while single major and students in the teacher training program min. of 40 cr. From Life Science major course (Life 1,3,4,9,10,180, and 198 excluded) in addition to the above requirements.
(4) Major prerequisites:
In order to declare Life Science as their major, students must take min. of 22 cr. From the following major prerequisites (Note; not included as major credits)
Life 3, 4, 9, 10                                                     8 cr.
Math 80, 81, phys 5,6,7,8 chem 5,6,7,8                  14 cr.
                                              Total                  22 cr.

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Life 3 General Biology Ⅰ - 3cr (3 hr. Lect)
Fundamental facts, principles, concepts, and questions on structure, function, heredity, evolution, and ecology of organisms.
Life 4 General Biology Ⅱ - 3cr (3 hr. Lect.)
Continuation of Life 3.
Life 9 General Biology Laboratory Ⅰ - 1cr (3 hr. Lab.)
Learn the contents of Life 3 through experiments.
Life 10 General Biology Laboratory Ⅱ - 1cr (3 hr. Lab.)
Learn the contents of Life 4 through experiments.
Life 60 Marin Biology - 2cr (2 hr. lect.)
Physical factor of the marine environment. Systematic approach to the diversity of marine life and the ecology of marine habits. Overview of current concerns about over exploitation of marine resources and ocean pollution.
Life 91 Experimental Cell Biology and Biochemistry - 2cr (4 hr. lab.)
Learn the contents and techniques in Life 123, 181 and 182 through experiments.
Life 92 Experimental Physiology and Development Biology - 2cr (4 hr. lab.)
Experimental approach to the structure and function of animal cells, membrane and transport, excitation, signal transduction, muscle contraction, and action potential and nerve conduction will be studied. Basic mechanisms ofdevelopment, differentiation processes, characteristics of gametes and early development, micromanipulation techniques, and biochemical changes in differentiation processes will be covered.
Life 93 Experimental Plant physiology and Ecology - 2cr (4 hr. lab.)
Understanding of important concepts and principles in plant physiology and ecology is reinforced with experments on plant-water relations, translocation of photoassimilates, photosynthesis, plant growth and development, transpiration, photomorphogenesis, analyses of abiotic factors, and interacting system of living organisms.
Life 94 Experimental Microbiology and Genetics - 2cr (4 hr. lab.)
Learn the contents and techniques of Life 141 and 171 throughexperiments.
Life 103 Development Biology - 3cr (3 hr. lect.)
General aspect of gametogenesis, early developmental processes, orgin and differentiation of tissues, and organogenesis will be covered. The fundamental mechanisms of development will be studied in relation to cell and tissue interactions, endogenous and erogenous factors, and modulation of gene expression. The mechanisms of pattern formation will be considered at the cellular and molecular levels, and the mechanisms of teratogenicity, oncogenicity, and regeneration will also be discussed in conjunction with the pattern formation.
Life 110 Statistics in Biology - 2cr (2 hr. lect.)
Principles and methods of design, analysis and interpretation of biological sampling and experiments.
Life 113 Plant Systematics - 2cr (2 hr. lect.)
Identification, nomenclature, classification, genecology and numerical taxonomy of flowering plants.
Life 123 Cell Biology - 3cr (3 hr. lect.)
Fine structure and chemical compostion of cell, cellular metabolism and macromolecules which transduce biological information, cell division, and cellular and molecular bases of heredity and aging.
Life 125 Molecular Cell Biology - 3cr (3 hr. lect.)
Major areas of molecular and cellular biology including signal transduction, cell cycle control, programmed cell death, stem cell research, animal models for human disease, and cancer biology. Includes lectures and exams, and involves presentation and discussion of primary literature. Focuses on major concepts and recent advanced in experimental molecular cell biology.
Life 131 General Ecology - 3cr (3 hr. lect.)
Principles, concepts, and interpretations of interrelationships between biotic communities and environmental factors influencing the structure, function, distributiojn, and dynamics of biotic communities.
Life 133 Environmental Biology - 3cr (3 hr. lect.)
Principles and interaction associated with biotic environment, air environment, water environment, and environmental health and their impact on human are dealt. Man’s role in earth environment is also discussed. This course is related to the fundamentals of general biology and ecology.
Life 141 Genetics - 3cr (3 hr. lect.)
Continuity and variation in multiplication of organisms, mutation and selection as a mechanism for biological change; principles of genetics, structure and function of the hereditary material, molecular basis for mutation, and basis concept of genomics.
Life 153 General Physiology - 3cr (3 hr. lect.)
Mechanisms and general principles concerned with cellular activities as seen in cellular organization and composition, environmental effect, cell membrane and cellular transport, bio-electric phenomena, and contractability.
Life 155 Animal Physiology - 3cr (3 hr. lect.)
Principles of cellular and system physiology. Membrans and transport, excitation, signal conduction and transduction, Movement architecture, animal excretion, respiration, circulation and neural and hormonal control.
Life 157 Neurobiology - 3cr (3 hr. lect.)
Animals detect enviromental changes, integrate the information, and properly respond to the stimuli through nervous system. In this course , It will be covered how neurons transduce external physical and chemical change into electrical signals and how resting membrane potential and action potential are generated. In addition, synaptic transmission and signal transduction pathways in neuronal cells and experimental tppls to study neurobiology will be discussed.
Life 161 Plant Physiology - 3cr (3 hr. lect.)
Functions of higher plants, molecular and cellular through organismal levels;mechanisms and general principles concerned with water relations, mineral nutrition, photosynthesis, transport, metabolism, growth, differentiation, responses to environment and plant biotechnology.
Life 163 Develonmental biology - 3cr (3 hr. lect.)
Morphological, physiological, and genetic aspects of plant growth and differentiation are covered. Special features of vegetative and reproductive phase of plant development are focused. Novelty and characteristics of higher plant development is compared to that of animal system and the mechanism of development is studied at molecular level. Integrated concepts of plant development leads students to advanced study of this area.
Life 171 Microbiology - 3cr (3 hr. lect.)
Properties of microorganisms, composition, metabolism, and structural organization. Microorganisms as systems for the study of cellular growth and its physiological basis. Variation, heredity, and the organization of the genetic system in bacteria and other microbes.
Life 174 Virology - 3cr (3 hr. lect.)
Focuses on structure, morphology, classification, genome replication, and regulation of gene expression of viruses. Immune responses and pathogenesis induced by viral infection, acute and chronic infections, viral carcinogenesis, diagnosis, emerging infectious disease, mechanism and development of vaccines and antiviral chemotherapy are discussed.
Life 176 Molecular Biology - 3cr (3 hr. lect.)
Structure, biosynthesis and metabolism of molecules involved in heredity; their replication, transcription and translation; expression, activity regulation, mutation and manipulation of nucleic acids.
Life 178 Immunology - 3cr (3 hr. lect.)
Discussion on the basic immunological protection mechanisms, types, orgin, differentiation process, and genetic basis of various effectors and cells for immune responses, immunological diseases, and various immunological experimental techniques.
Life 180 Basic Biochemistry - 3cr (3 hr. lect.)
This course provides a survey of biochemistry in an easily assimilable form for students in non-life science major. The basic property of cell and their components, macromolecules, is discussed.
Life 181 Biochemistry Ⅰ - 3cr (3 hr. lect.)
Biochemical characteristics of macromolecules such as carbohydrate, lipid, protein, and nucleic acid as well as their monomers; hydrogen ion concerntration and dissociation constant in biochemical reactions; active transport and enzyme action with kinetics.
Life 182 Biochemistry Ⅱ - 3cr (3 hr. lect.)
Bioenergetics; metabolic control of catabolism and anabolism; regulatory mechanism of intracellular energy flow and ATP generation.
Life 192 Principles of Bioengineering - 3cr (3 hr. lect.)
Principles of gene manipulation and the techniques related to the transformation of various organisms are introduced. To understan the link from molecular technigues to genetic engineering several cases of real achievment are broadly discussed. Concepts of bioreactor, molecular breeding and pharmaceutical application are other main topics.
Life 197 Progresses on Life Science - 2cr (2 hr. lect.)
Introduction, analysis, presentation, and discussion of selected topics from modern life science.
Life 198 Teching Methods of Biology - 2cr
Aims, principles, curriculum planing and preparation, and proper use of materials for teaching biological sciences in the secondary school.
Life 199 Special Research - 3cr
Required course for senior students. Independent study and research under the supervision of a professor in the last semester.
Life 201 Bioinformatics - 3cr (3 hr. lect.)
Aims to give the students insight into a viewpoint of biological and informatics. In the lectures learn the concepts and alogorithm(natural language pocessing) behind the methods how to find relevant information in genome data resource and create a funcrional and structural genomic database. Also, informatics can be used in trying to solve the problems by theoretical and practical exercises using the different methods ( Perl, GCG). In addition, study about the structure and function of novel molecules based on previously known molecules, nulcleic acid and protein structure prediction method, phylogenetic relationships.
Life 211 Microbial physiology - 3cr (3 hr. lect.)
This advanced course of micribiology focus on the physiological diversity of microorganisms that haver been evolutionarily adapted to the extremely diversified natural habitats including abiotic and environments. Students will learn the phylogenetic and phylogenomic analyses of microbial diversity, and the genetic and molecular biological features of individual microorganisms of different ecological niches.
Life 277 Immunology - 3cr
This course deal with basic concept of immunology, components of immune system, organization of immune system by the components, and its relevance to health and diseases. The course will cover innate and adaptive immune system, although main focus will be adaptive immune system. The purpose of this course is to understnd how the immune system wrkes as a whole by yhe individual component and where the currenr immunology will be directed to improve human helth.
Life 285 Biophysics - 3cr
This course is the study of living system in terms of the concepts and law of physics. It will cover three areas; molecular structures, biophysical techniques, and biological mechanism. Our aim is to provide the student to apply physics in understanding the working of organ systems, and the structure and dynamics od cell and biomolecules.
 
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