An investigation of a specialized area of biology not normally covered in the biology curriculum. Topics will be selected by the biology faculty according to student interest. Students are encouraged to suggest topics for this course. May be repeated for credit if the topic is not repetitive. Lecture, or lecture and laboratory. Taught according to student demand and staff availability. Topics in Biology also includes graduate seminars (ecology, toxicology, fisheries, and environmental chemistry) taught annually at Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, and St. Mary’s students may attend these courses under the College’s cooperative agreement with the University of Maryland. Some topics may have prerequisites. Check the online “Schedule of Classes” for possible pre-requisites.