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For the Fall 2021, we are offering the following courses:

  • BIOL 8400 Understanding Biological Inquiry – This online course is designed for teachers and those who want to understand the methods and approaches to biological inquiry. It provides a broad background into the scientific methods utilized in the biological sciences and the application of inquiry-based teaching methods in the classroom. Note: BIOL 8400 Understanding Biological Inquiry will be more difficult if it is the first course taken in the online MS program and will be easier if they have taken 1-2 content courses.  Instructor: Dr. Virginia Abernathy, vaberna@clemson.edu. Textbook: Motulsky, H. 2018. Intuitive Biostatistics, Fourth Edition. CRC Press. Oxford University Press. Oxford, UK. ISBN 978-0-19-064356-0. Supplemental Text (provided online – no purchase required) Heath, D. 1995. An Introduction to Experimental Design and Statistics for Biology. CRC Press. Boca Raton, FL. ISBN: 1-85728-132-2
  • BIOL 8420 Understanding Cellular Processes – This online course is designed for teachers and for those who want to increase their knowledge about cell biology. Students will study how and where intracellular and extracellular molecules control cellular functions such as gene expression, secretion, motility, signaling, cell-cycle control, and differentiation. Instructor: Dr. Kaustubha Qanungo, kqanung@clemson.edu. Textbook: Molecular Cell Biology-Launchpad Access. Edition: 8th 16, Publisher: Mac Higher, ISBN: 9781464187469
  • BIOL 8440 Understanding the Human Body – This online course is designed for teachers and for those who want to increase their content knowledge about the anatomy and physiology of the 11 organ systems in humans. Studies will include food processing and nutrient allocation, circulation and respiration, excretion, communication via hormones and nervous transmission, reproduction, behavior, locomotion and support. Instructor: Dr. Tamara McNutt-Scott, tmcnutt@clemson.edu, and Lisa Ruggiero-Wagner, lrwagne@clemson.edu. Textbook: Modified Mastering A&P for the Marieb Text: Human Anatomy & Physiology (11th edition). by Elaine N Marieb, Katja N Hoehn. Pearson. ISBN: 9780134756363
  • BIOL 8460 Understanding Plant Biology – This online course is designed for teachers who want to increase their content knowledge about plants and includes the study of plants from bryophytes to angiosperms, including growth, photosynthesis, nutrition, reproduction, ecology, and evolution. Instructor: Dr. Robert Ballard, ballard@clemson.edu. No textbook required.
  • BIOL 8480 – Understanding Scientific Research – Research problems for in selected areas of biological sciences to provide an introduction to research planning and techniques. Teachers will undertake either an instructor approved, individual project or participate in a group project involving their classroom during the academic year. Both are assisted by and under the supervision of the instructor. Note: Our original idea was to have each in-service teacher setup a classroom experiment and have his or her students help in data gathering.  However, often this is not possible (especially during the summer) and most BIOL 8480 students have come up with a research topic not involving their classroom. BIOL 8400 Understanding Biological Inquiry is strongly recommended before enrolling in BIOL 8480 because BIOL 8400 covers experimental design and data analyses. Instructor: Dr. Robert Ballard, ballard@clemson.edu. No textbook required.

Registration for Fall 2021:
Most of our students have other responsibilities, which dictates how many courses they take each semester. Many enroll in one class, others enroll in two classes, and some do a combination of one or two classes per semester. Typically, we recommend not more than two courses each fall and spring semesters. Students may register for more than two courses after they have demonstrated that they can manage the workload.

BIOL 8480 Understanding Scientific Research may be taken any semester; however, BIOL 8400 Understanding Biological Inquiry is recommended before enrolling in BIOL 8480, since BIOL 8400 covers experimental design and data analyses. 

Similarly, BIOL 8400 Understanding Biological Inquiry will be more difficult if it is the first course taken in the online MS program and will be easier after you have taken 1-2 content courses. BIOL 8400 Understanding Biological Inquiry is recommended before enrolling in BIOL 8480.

We have changed our course registration process.
We will use iROAR to register for classes. After you decide which course or courses you will take this fall semester, please do the following:

  • Go to iROAR
  • Click Student Registration Services
  • Click Register for Classes
  • Select Fall 2021
  • Enter your CU ID# and Password
  • Click Continue
  • Click Find Classes
  • Enter Subject and Course Number (example = BIOL 8440)
  • Click Add Class
  • Click Submit - Note that you are NOT registered for a class by clicking Add.  You must click the submit button under your class summary to be registered.  This button is located in the bottom right of the page.  Your schedule is saved when you click submit.  
  • Click Find Classes if you plan to take more than one course.

Please Read:

  • These online courses run August 19-December 11, 2021 Academic Calendars
  • Online registration for the Fall 2021 semester begins on July 20, 2021.
  • Graduate School graduation deadlines can be found on Graduation Deadlines