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Life Sciences Program

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Life Sciences Program
Mark Lyford, Program Director
Aven Nelson, Room 138
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-4158
Fax: 307-766-2851

Life Sciences Courses and Instructors

The Life Sciences Program consists of all LIFE prefix courses. These courses support the life science majors and several non-life science majors across campus. The number of LIFE courses taken by life science and other majors is determined by the departments that offer the majors. The curriculum intends to provide life science majors with both breadth and depth in the basic life sciences, and non-science majors with exposure to key concepts in biology and an understanding of the connections between science and society. The program courses also expose students to the fields of cell biology, genetics, ecology, and evolution, and they familiarize students with the diversity of life on the planet.

Courses within the curriculum address four fundamental goals at a level appropriate for each course: 1) Acquisition, Application and Synthesis of Knowledge, 2) Communication Skills, 3) Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, and 4) Research Skills.

LIFE 1001 - Biology as a Culture
    Harold Bergman
    Greg Brown
    Ken Driese

LIFE 1002 - Discovering Science
    Mark Lyford

LIFE 1003 - Current Issues in Biology
    Mark Lyford 
    Brianna Wright

LIFE 1010 - General Biology
    Merav Ben-David
    Shane Broughton
    Greg Brown
    Brent Ewers
    Guinevere Jones
    Jonathan Prather
LIFE 1020 - Life Sciences
    Jane Beiswenger
    Brianna Wright

LIFE 2022 - Animal Biology
    Amy Krist
    Jamie Crait
LIFE 2023 - Biology of Plants and Fungi
    Stephen Herbert
    Steve Miller

LIFE 3050 - Genetics
    Robin Groose
    Cynthia Weinig

LIFE 3400 - General Ecology
   Robert Hall
   Kevin Monteith

LIFE 3410 - Introduction to Field Ecology
   Ken Driese

LIFE 3500 - Evolutionary Biology
    Alex Buerkle

LIFE 3600 - Cell Biology
    Quin-Quan Sun

LIFE 4975 - Practicum in Laboratory Teaching
    Brianna Wright

 LIFE 4976 - Practicum in Laboratory Teaching II
    Brianna Wright

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