Roger J. Haro, Ph.D.


This page lists the courses I currently teach at UW-L. I use Desire 2 Learn, an e-Learning software platform, as a course management system.  If you are a UW-L student enrolled in one of the courses I teach, you can access course materials via the following web site (requires username and student ID):

For those interested in a simple course description or to download a recent syllabus, I have listed my coursed in the following table.

Course No.


Cr. & Semester



BIO 105

General Biology

4 / Fall

An introduction to biology including topics in ecology, population biology, nutrient cycling, food webs, cell structure and function, metabolism, photosynthesis, reproduction, genetics, molecular biology and evolution. This course provides a strong foundation for further science courses, and is designed for science majors, allied health majors and students with an interest in science. Lect. 3, Lab. 2. Students cannot earn credit in both BIO 103 and 105.

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Bio 210

Animal Biology (Laboratory)

3 / Spring

A phylogenetic survey of the animal kingdom beginning with single-celled organisms and ending with vertebrates. Innovation of form and function of each major taxonomic group will be discussed along with their ecology, natural history, distribution and relationship to humans. Lect. 3, Lab 2. Prerequisite: BIO 103 or 105.

Not Available

Bio 414 & 514

Freshwater Invertebrate Zoology

3 / Alt. Falls

Introduces the ecology and taxonomy of the metazoan, non-parasitic freshwater invertebrates. An extensive course designed to provide a foundation for taxonomic knowledge, and basic understanding of the biology and ecology of freshwater invertebrates for advanced students in aquatic and environmental sciences. Lectures will focus on ecology; labs on taxonomy and quantitative skills. A student reference collection and field trips will be required. Lect. 2, Lab. 2. Prerequisites: BIO 210 or 341. Offered Sem. I in alternate years..

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Bio 464 & 564

Stream & Watershed Ecology

3 / Spring

Introduces key concepts and theory pertinent to understanding and managing fluvial ecosystems (rivers and streams) and their watersheds. The course will emphasize rivers as large-scale physical and biological systems. Course work includes a comparative case study of distinctive types of temperate, tropical, and polar rivers. Lect. 3, Lab. 2. Prerequisites: BIO 341 or BIO 307. Offered Sem. II.

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Bio 479

Biology Laboratory Assistant

1 - 2 / Arranged

An opportunity to assist in the preparation and instruction of a biology laboratory. Students will be expected to assist in preparation of course materials, demonstrate proper techniques, and evaluate student performance. Lab. 2-6. Admission by instructor consent (Must have received an AB or better in BIO 414). Repeatable for credit - maximum 4. Pass/Fail grading.

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Bio 499

Independent Research

2 - 3 / Arranged

Individual research projects. Open to advanced students. Prerequisites: four semesters of biology and the completion of a consent form signed by the project director. Students may enroll for 1-3 credits per semester for a maximum of 6 credits. A maximum of two credits can be applied to the major in biology.  Students are advised to spend a semester as a volunteer laboratory technician before applying.  for more information, please speak with Dr. Haro.

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Bio 725

Life History Theory - Ecology & Evolution (Forum in Biology)

2 / Occasional offering

An integrative course in biology exploring the constraints and trade-offs associated with the following organismal traits: size at birth, growth patterns, age at maturity, number, size and sex ratio of offspring, reproductive investments, and mortality schedules.

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Bio 799

Research: Master's Thesis

1 - 3 / Arranged

Independent research on a problem selected for a thesis under the direction of an assigned  staff member. For students following Plan A. Repeatable for credit --  maximum 15. Maximum of six credits applicable to the M.S. -- Biology  degree.

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