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Randi R. Arevalo

Visiting Faculty
Degree
M.S. Austin Peay State University
Office
OWS 256
Phone
(651) 962-7225
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-7225
Fax
651-962-5201
Mail
OWS 352
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
Saint Paul MN 55105

Research Interests

I am interested in animal behavior, especially grooming in chimpanzees. As an undergraduate I studied the effect of chimpanzee grooming behavior on hygiene at the Jane Goodall Institute, Center for Primate Studies. In graduate school, I studied ruby-throated hummingbird cognition. But above any research, I love teaching any subject in biology!

Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
BIOL 208 - 01 Biological Comm & Energetics - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OSS LL18
CRN: 41190 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Randi R. Arevalo The purpose of this course is to introduce the structure and function of cells, and how structure and function drives organismal physiology and diversity. By the end of this course, through lecture and laboratory exercises, students should have an understanding of the basic components of cells, how cells and organisms transfer genetic information to future generations, how communication is integral to cellular and organismal function, and how cells and organisms generate and process energy to drive physiological functions. In addition, students will continue to improve skills for scientific inquiry through activities designed to increase familiarity with the scientific literature and science terminology, improve skills to design and critically analyze experiments, foster ability to work with a scientific team, and provide opportunities to improve scientific writing. Any one topic covered in this course has enough material for a course of its own. However, this course will give basic overview of a series of selected topics that are meant to introduce students to the vast field of cellular and organismal biology and the use of biological science in life. Prerequisite: Concurrent or previous enrollment in CHEM 112 or CHEM 115 and C- or above in BIOL 207

Schedule Details

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BIOL 208 - 51 Biol Comm & Energetics/LAB - - - - F - - 0745 - 1045 OWS 378
CRN: 41191 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Randi R. Arevalo The purpose of this course is to introduce the structure and function of cells, and how structure and function drives organismal physiology and diversity. By the end of this course, through lecture and laboratory exercises, students should have an understanding of the basic components of cells, how cells and organisms transfer genetic information to future generations, how communication is integral to cellular and organismal function, and how cells and organisms generate and process energy to drive physiological functions. In addition, students will continue to improve skills for scientific inquiry through activities designed to increase familiarity with the scientific literature and science terminology, improve skills to design and critically analyze experiments, foster ability to work with a scientific team, and provide opportunities to improve scientific writing. Any one topic covered in this course has enough material for a course of its own. However, this course will give basic overview of a series of selected topics that are meant to introduce students to the vast field of cellular and organismal biology and the use of biological science in life. Prerequisite: Concurrent or previous enrollment in CHEM 112 or CHEM 115 and C- or above in BIOL 207

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BIOL 209 - 05 Biology of Sustainability M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 OWS LL54
CRN: 41179 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Randi R. Arevalo Influences of humans on the global environment have reached unprecedented levels, increasing the need for society to strive to live in a sustainable manner. Many issues facing the environment have a biological basis. Thus, an understanding of basic biology is necessary to understand and address many environmental issues. This course will cover the fundamental biology involved with five environmental issues at the global scale: climate change, excessive nutrient loading into ecosystems, agricultural production, chemical contaminants, and loss of biodiversity. Specific biological principles to be covered include energy and nutrient mass balance by organisms and ecosystems, homeostasis and organismal physiology, and population dynamics and conservation biology. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C- in BIOL 208, or any 100-level GEOL, and CHEM 112 or CHEM 115

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J-Term 2018 Courses

J-Term 2018 Courses
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Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
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