Major of Biological Sciences

Specialization in Major of biological Sciences: Curriculum & Overview


GradeSemestersCategoryCourse TitleCredit
11Major BasicPhysics3
Physics Laboratory1
Biology foundation(1)3
Laboratory in biology foundation(1)1
Chemical Laboratory1
2Major ElectiveUnderstanding of Life Diversity3
Human Biology3
Major BasicBiology foundation(2)3
Laboratory in biology foundation(2)1
21Major RequirementPlant Physiology3
Plant classification and morphology3
Plant Taxonomy and Physiology Laboratory2
Major Elective Organic Chemistry(1)3
2Major RequirementMicrobiology3
Animal Physiology3
Laboratory of Animal Anatomical Physiology2
Major ElectiveStatistics for Biologists3
Cell Biology3
Analytical Chemistry and Laboratory2
31Major Requirement Animal Taxonomy and Morphology3
Animal Taxonomy and Ecology Practice2
Molecular Biology3
Molecular Biology Laboratory 2
Major ElectiveEvolutionary Biology3
Comparative Anatomy3
2Major RequirementGenetics3
Major ElectiveVirology3
Genetic Engineering3
41Major ElectiveResearch Methods in Botany2
Research Methods in Microbiology2
Research Methods in Zoology2
Behavioral Biology3
New Drug Development3
2Major ElectiveConservation biology3

  Course Overview

General Physics(1)
This course covers general information regarding mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, atomic and nuclear physics, elementary participles and the principle of relativity.

General Physics(1)
Students learn materials associated with chemical phenomena related to basic concepts of chemistry in order to encourage understanding of the principles of changes and composition of substances that is necessary for students in natural sciences.

General Biology(1)
This is an introductory course to Biology for not only students majoring in Life Sciences, but also students in Natural Sciences. This course teaches the phenomena and theories in terms of molecules, cells, and tissues that create all biological functions and mechanisms. Through this course, students can explore biological phenomena in a biological perspective and learn theories and methodology that will help them analyze such phenomena.

General Physics Laboratory(1)
Basic concepts necessary for understanding Physics are understood through lab exercises. Mainly, basic experiments on mechanics and thermodynamics are performed.

General Chemistry Experiments(1)
Students learn basic experimental methods such as qualitative analysis from experiments on the basic principles of Chemistry.

General Biology Laboratory(1)
Students gain basic laboratory techniques and practical understanding regarding the Life Science methodology through lab exercises regarding the core learning materials from the 'General Biology' course.

General Physics(2)
This is a course taken after General Physics (1). Students learn the field of Physics more extensively by studying basic concepts.

General Chemistry(2)
Students can acquire a more extensive and slightly higher degree of basic knowledge compared to General Chemistry (1) by learning the basics principles and laws in Chemistry, basic theories of Thermodynamics, Atomic and Molecular Theories, Solution Theories, Phase Equilibrium and Chemical Equilibrium, Reaction Kinetics, the basics of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry.

General Biology (2)
This is an introductory Biology course for not only students majoring in Life Sciences, but also students in Natural Sciences. It teaches the phenomena and theories based on organs, systems, behavior, species, communities and ecology that come together to produce biological functions and mechanisms. Compared to 'General Biology (1),'which explores into the microscopic world of biological phenomena, 'General Biology (2)' approaches the macroscopic world that includes diversity and evolution of life. Through this course, students can explore biological phenomena in a biological perspective and learn theories and methodology that will help them analyze such phenomena.

General Physics Laboratory(2)
As an extension of General Physics Laboratory (1), students understand basic concepts of Physics through labexercises. Mainly, basic experiments are performed such as electromagnetism, and optics.

General Chemistry Experiments(2)
This is supplementary course for General Chemistry, which allows students to learn the materials from General Chemistry by experiencing the phenomena of basic Chemistry through lab exercises.

General Biology Laboratory(2)
Students gain basic laboratory techniques and practical understanding regarding the Life Science methodology through lab exercises regarding the core learning materials from the 'General Biology (2)' course.

Environmental Biology
Environmental Biology is an academic field regarding biology and the environment, which integrates Biology and Ecology. Its objective is to identify various environmental factors surrounding all living things and relationships between these matters. It also strives to provide solutions for predicted changes in the future by understanding various environment pollution problems that occur around us through analysis. The course materials of Environmental Biology are mainly based on matters regarding environmental pollution, solutions, and conservation, which include the structure and function of ecology, population growth, biological evolution, population growth and food shortages due to distribution strategies as well as environmental pollution such as air pollution, water pollution, heavy metal pollution and environmental hormones.

Human Biology
Students gain biological knowledge related to the human physiology and diseases. This course covers functions of the human body, neurobiology related to drug addiction, birth defects and their occurrences, genetic diseases and immunology related to AIDS.

Microbiology and Laboratory
The objective of this course is to acquire basic knowledge necessary to treat, prevent and manage diseases caused by microorganisms by studying microorganisms and their relationship with other organisms (human body) and the environment. This course allows students to understand general theories such as bacteriology, mycology, and virology and immunology. Students learn basic theories and receive practical training related to interactive relationships between microorganisms and their hosts as well as treatment, prevention and management.

Animal Taxonomy and Laboratory
In this course, students learn the classification and identification method, nomenclature of various animals as well as various structures.

Plant Taxonomy and Laboratory
In this course, students learn the taxonomy and nomenclature of vascular plants and plant structure such as organelles.

Cell Biology and Laboratory
In this course, students learn basic structures of cells that are responsible for specific biological phenomena and the intracellular signaling mechanisms that manifest from the DNA within nucleus that are induced by biological stimulation from the external environment of the cell. It provides lectures on molecular medicine treatment and biological diseases caused by mutations in the molecules within cells.

Organic Chemistry Ⅰ
Organic materials are compounds that combine form living organisms. Living organisms are composed of organic materials such as carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins, which contain carbon atoms in the spine structure. Therefore, organic materials in organisms are carbon compounds. This course explains different types of organic matter and their functions.

This course allows students to analyze research results by covering statistical tables and standard values, hypothesis testing, small sample theory and testing, X2-testing, analysis of variance, correlation and avoidance.

Biochemistry and Laboratory
Biochemistry is an academic field that researches biological phenomena at the molecular level. It allows students to understand the basic structures and functions of water, a major part of cells, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids based on the basic structures of their components. Also, it explores the reasons these basic components form specific structures in the aspect of thermodynamics.

Resource Animal and Laboratory
Resource Animal course studies the value of animals that we frequently observe as a resource through the understanding of their form, ecology and taxonomy. The animal kingdom is divided into 34 phyla, and students learn theories and conduct lab exercises regarding their form, ecolog and taxonomy. Through this, students systematically organize information regarding various species such as new species that were recently announced or species that are no registered in Korea, and discuss the value and potential application of these species as resources.

Resources Plant and Laboratory
In this course, concepts regarding plant resources are established and classified. Also, students study the proper utilization methods and the active components of plant resources.

Field Studies in Biology
In this course, students can study species that inhabit the ecological environment system in the perspective of natural history through hands-on exercises. Understanding of such matters is achieved through observation and experimental researches.

Plant Physiology And Laboratory
Through this course, students can understand the physiological phenomena that are involved in the function, growth and development of plants, and learn basic concepts of plant physiology.

Animal Ecology and Practice
In this course, students study basic concepts and central theories in Animal Ecology, and understand the dynamic relationship in individuals, population, communities and ecology. This course focuses on the adaptation of animals in the ecological environment, and questions the functions and mechanisms of behavioral phenomena, interactions between species, operations in the ecological systems and their evolutionary implications. This course strives to promote practical understanding through application and discussion of methodology based research topics in animal ecology.

Molecular Biology
In accordance with the modern trend of explaining biological phenomena through molecular theories, this course allows students to understand the basic concepts of molecular theory regarding biological phenomena such as the structure and properties of genes, gene expression and control, and gene mutations.

Applied Microbiology and Laboratory
Students learn how microorganisms are utilized in multiple fields such as industry, public health, medicine, environment and ecology and their significance, utilization and potential through theoretical education and practical training.

Entomology and Laboratory
This course allows students to understand the diversity, morphology and classification of insects, and gain basic academic knowledge in how to protect beneficial insects and control pests.

Animal Physiology and Laboratory
This course allows students to understand the physiological mechanism and regulation of metabolism, behavior and the muscular, nervous and endocrine system of animals. It also allows students to understand their functions and resistance to environmental changes.

This course allows students to understand the genetic phenomena by covering basic concepts of genetics, chromosome structure, interaction, association and cross-over, chromosome map, and genetic variations.

Evolutionary Biology
This course introduces the history of studies regarding evolution of life as well as the recent theories of evolution.
It embraces the general knowledge in biology at the undergraduate level and teaches the modern theories of evolution.
In particular, it explains the development of evolution at a molecular level, differentiation of species, and evolution at higher levels of classifications than the Genus in a systematic manner. It also allows students to interpret the path of evolution by revealing the phylogenetic connections between extinct and existing organisms.

Comparative Anatomy and Laboratory
This course allows students to understand the evolutionary path in the process of individual formation through comparative analysis of the design and functions of the physical structures, formation of main tissues, and organ systems of invertebrate and vertebrate organisms.

Developmental Biology
This course allows students to gain basic knowledge regarding movement and interaction of cells in relation to differentiation and determination of cell fate during the process of morphogenesis based on the development process of vertebrates and invertebrates.
For accurate understanding of this course, students must be equipped with basic knowledge in genetics and cell biology.

Plant Ecology and Laboratory
This course allows students to understand the relationship between plants and environment by covering plant ecology, community, transition, metabolism, plants in ecosystem, and environment (soil, sunlight, moisture, air, radiation, pollution, water).

Plant Morphology
This course first explains cells and tissues. Next, it discusses different parts of plants that are composed of cells and tissues, follow the classical methods, attaches a glossary of terms, and takes special attention to explain recent concepts and idiomatic expressions that are included in the glossary.

Biology of Behavior
In this course, students learn various adaptive behaviors of animals while focusing on the ecological environment and evolutionary background. Students will encounter experimental researches and theories in Animal Behavior and, at the same time, analyze behaviors of animals through two questions, which are 'how' and 'why.' 'How' is a question regarding functions such as factors, mechanism and development of behaviors, while 'why' is a question regarding evolution that asks the ultimate purpose or value of behaviors.

This course covers basic knowledge regarding immunology such as antigen and antibody structures and functions as well as mechanisms of effector cells, complement activation, main histocompatibility complex, B-cell and T-cell receptors, antibody formation, and regulation of immune response. For accurate understanding of this course, students must complete the prerequisite courses such as biochemisty, genetics, and molectular biology.

This course provides lectures on materials regarding gene function research methodology that are being studied in the post-genomic era, cloning of new genes from the genome map, finding functional domains of proteins, genes and promoters from genetic information using computers, gene expression profiles, reverse genetics such as gain-of-function and loss-of-function, and structure and function of proteins.

Research Methods in Botany
This course explores the physiological and ecological responses of plants and birds regarding various environmental factors through laboratory research. This course has an objective to foster intellectually inquiring minds in students to be able to conduct sharp analysis on biological phenomena and find regularities. It also has a goal to cultivate a sense of respect towards nature that is essential for students in natural sciences. This is achieved through development in understanding of endless dynamic biological activities that occur beyond the phenomena that are seen in natural conditions.
This is a course that teaches how to conduct experiments regarding the types of effects, interaction, and communicative methods of plant genes. In this course, students design experiments and gain technological skills regarding gene isolation, identification, cloning, creation of transformants and mutants, phenotypic analysis and genetic analysis.

Research Methods in Microbiology
This course teaches students learning the interactions between different microorganisms or interactions between mic roorganisms and the environment, and it strives to provide in-depth lectures regarding the roles of terrestrial and aquatic microorganisms in the ecosystem. In particular, it seeks to allow students to understand the parasitic, symbiotic and saprophytic relationships that microorganisms have with plants and animals through lectures and discussions in the asp ect of earth sciences.
It seeks to equip the 4th year faculty students with practical skills that are essential in the field by teaching them various research methods that are currently used in the field microbiology and molecular biology. By giving students the latest research topics, it allows the establishment of research plans and instructs them the appropriate research methods. Students analyze the research results in a step by step manner and based on this, they are instructed to reach the final conclusion by discussing the directions of the next step. Also, the final results of the research are written into a report and a presentation is prepared, which is evaluated through small group presentation and discussion.

Research Methods in Animal Taxonomy & Ecology
This course is for 4th year students majoring in Life Sciences to write their graduation papers. Students receive intensive training regarding research procedures for classification or ecology. Students design a research in the related field and gain knowledge based on experience through academic paper research, experimental design, data collection and analysis, result analysis and presentation. This course cultivates skills and knowledge necessary to become independent researchers.

Conservation Biology
In t his course, students learn more about Conservation Biology through various academic disciplines such as General Biology, Ecology, Genetics, Wildlife Biology, Ethics, and Environmental Policy Courses. Also, this course provides brief lectures to foster specialists through discussions and case studies from academic papers and books.