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BIOL0350

Endocrinology

Endocrinology is a branch of animal physiology devoted to the study of hormones and the endocrine glands that produce them. Hormones are essential for maintaining homeostasis and coordinating biological functions such as growth, reproduction, metabolism, and reaction to stress. This course will cover the diverse mechanisms that hormones use to influence physiology and behavior. We will consider hormone function from comparative, clinical, and environmental perspectives with an emphasis on the behavioral response to hormones. Lectures will describe the cellular and molecular basis of endocrine regulation and consider the function of each of the major hormone groups produced by the body, such as hypothalamic, pituitary, adrenal, and sex steroids. Weekly journal article discussions will focus on current topics in endocrinology. (BIOL 0140 and BIOL 0145) 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
Biology
Department:
Biology
Division:
Natural Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
SCI
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Spring 2013

BIOL0350A-S13 Lecture (Spritzer)

Fall 2011

BIOL0350A-F11 Lecture (Spritzer)

Fall 2008

BIOL0350A-F08 Lecture (Rendi)

Spring 2008

BIOL0350A-S08 Lecture (Spritzer)

Spring 2007

BIOL0350A-S07 Lecture (Spritzer)

Fall 2005

BIOL0350A-F05 Lecture (Rendi)

Fall 2004

BIOL0350A-F04 Lecture (Parfitt)
BIOL0350Y-F04 Lab (Parfitt)
BIOL0350Z-F04 Lab (Parfitt)