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FW19/20 Biology Course OfferingsSU 2019 Biology Course OfferingsFW18/19 Biology Course OfferingsArchived Course OutlinesHonours Thesis (BIOL 4000 3.0/8.0)Selected Readings Course (BIOL 4200) Research Practicum Field Courses

FW19/20 Biology Course Offerings

Course Title Course Outline
SC/BIOL 1000 3.00 Biology I - Cells, Molecular Biology and Genetics Fall Sections

Winter Sections

SC/BIOL 1001 3.00 Biology II - Evolution, Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation Biology Fall Section

Winter Sections

SC/BIOL 1500 3.00 Introduction to Biology Section A, M
SC/BIOL 1601 0.00 Research Practicum Please refer to 'Research Practicum' course tab above
SC/BIOL 1602 0.00 Research Practicum Please refer to 'Research Practicum' course tab above
SC/BIOL 2010 4.00 Plant Biology Section M
SC/BIOL 2020 3.00 Biochemistry Section A, M
SC/BIOL 2021 3.00 Cell Biology Section M
SC/BIOL 2030 4.00 Animals Section A, M
SC/BIOL 2040 3.00 Genetics Section A, M
SC/BIOL 2050 4.00 Ecology Section A
SC/BIOL 2060 3.00 Statistics for Biologists Section A, M
SC/BIOL 2070 3.00 Research Methods in Cell and Molecular Biology Section A, M
SC/BIOL 2090 3.00
(Crosslisted to: SC/BPHS 2090 3.00)
Current Topics in Biophysics Section A
SC/BIOL 2601 0.00 Research Practicum Please refer to 'Research Practicum' course tab above
SC/BIOL 2602 0.00 Research Practicum Please refer to 'Research Practicum' course tab above
SC/BIOL 2900 3.00 Clinical Microbiology for Nurses Section A, B
SC/BIOL 2905 3.00 Introduction to Medical Microbiology Section A, M
SC/BIOL 3001 3.00 Field Course Go to webpage
SC/BIOL 3001 2.00 Field Course Go to webpage
SC/BIOL 3002 3.00 Field Course Go to webpage
SC/BIOL 3002 2.00 Field Course Go to webpage
SC/BIOL 3003 3.00 Field Course Go to webpage
SC/BIOL 3003 2.00 Field Course Go to webpage
SC/BIOL 3010 3.00
(Crosslisted to: SC/CHEM 3050 3.00, SC/BCHM 3010 3.00)
Advanced Biochemistry Section M
SC/BIOL 3030 4.00 Physiology of the Invertebrates Section A
SC/BIOL 3051 3.00
(Crosslisted to: SC/CHEM 3051 3.00, SC/BCHM 3051 3.00)
Macromolecules of Biochemical Interest Section A
SC/BIOL 3060 4.00 Animal Physiology I Section A
SC/BIOL 3070 4.00 Animal Physiology II Section M
SC/BIOL 3071 3.00
(Crosslisted to: SC/CHEM 2071 3.00, SC/BCHM 3071 3.00)
Pharmaceutical Discovery Section M
SC/BIOL 3100 2.00 Current Topics in Biological Research Section A, M
SC/BIOL 3110 3.00 Molecular Biology I: Nucleic Acid Metabolism Section A, B
SC/BIOL 3120 3.00 Immunobiology Section A, M
SC/BIOL 3130 3.00 Molecular Biology II: Regulation of Gene Expression Section M, N
SC/BIOL 3140 4.00 Advanced Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Laboratory Section A
SC/BIOL 3150 4.00 Microbiology Section A, M
SC/BIOL 3155 3.00 Virology Section M
SC/BIOL 3170 3.00 Population Ecology and Community Ecology Section A
SC/BIOL 3200 3.00 Processes of Evolution Section A
SC/BIOL 3250 4.00 Experimental design for environmental and evolutionary biology Section A
SC/BIOL 3280 4.00 Freshwater Biology Section A
SC/BIOL 3300 3.00 Origins and Development of Biology Theories Section A
SC/BIOL 3350 4.00 Comparative Chordate Anatomy Section M
SC/BIOL 3500 3.00
(Crosslisted to: AP/GEOG 3500 3.00, SC/GEOG 3500 3.00)
Biogeography Section M
SC/BIOL 3601 0.00 Research Practicum Please refer to 'Research Practicum' course tab above
SC/BIOL 3602 0.00 Research Practicum Please refer to 'Research Practicum' course tab above
SC/BIOL 4000 8.00 Honours Thesis Please refer to 'Honours Thesis' course tab above
SC/BIOL 4000 3.00 Honours Thesis Please refer to 'Honours Thesis' course tab above
SC/BIOL 4010 3.00 Biology of Cancer Section A, M
SC/BIOL 4020 3.00 Genomics Section A
SC/BIOL 4030 3.00 Proteomics Section M
SC/BIOL 4051 3.00
(Crosslisted to: SC/CHEM 4050 3.00, SC/BCHM 4050 3.00)
Bioanalytical Chemistry Section M
SC/BIOL 4061 3.00 Cell and Molecular Biology of Development Section M
SC/BIOL 4095 3.00 Applied Plant Ecology Section M
SC/BIOL 4141 3.00 Current Topics and Methods in Cell Biology Section A
SC/BIOL 4150 3.00 Cellular Regulation Section A
SC/BIOL 4151 3.00 Membrane Transport Section A
SC/BIOL 4155 3.00 Advanced Virology Section A
SC/BIOL 4200 3.00 Selected Readings in Biology Please refer to 'Selected Readings' course tab above
SC/BIOL 4245 3.00 Conservation Biology Section A
SC/BIOL 4250 3.00 Birds and the Environment Section M
SC/BIOL 4255 3.00 Biodiversity Section M
SC/BIOL 4265 3.00 Biology in Environmental Management Section A
SC/BIOL 4270 3.00 Reproduction Section A
SC/BIOL 4285 3.00 Human Molecular Genetics Section M
SC/BIOL 4290 4.00 Biotechnology Section M
SC/BIOL 4310 3.00 Physiology of Circadian Timing Section M
SC/BIOL 4320 3.00 Vertebrate Endocrinology Section A
SC/BIOL 4340 3.00 Fish Biology Section M
SC/BIOL 4360 3.00 Parasitology Section A
SC/BIOL 4370 3.00 Neurobiology Section A
SC/BIOL 4380 3.00 Systems Neuroscience Section M
SC/BIOL 4390 3.00 Population Genetics Section M
SC/BIOL 4410 3.00 Advanced Drosophila Genetics Section A
SC/BIOL 4450 4.00 Animal Development Section M
SC/BIOL 4510 3.00 Cellular and Molecular Basis of Muscle Physiology Section A
SC/BIOL 4601 0.00 Research Practicum Please refer to 'Research Practicum' course tab above
SC/BIOL 4602 0.00 Research Practicum Please refer to 'Research Practicum' course tab above
SC/BIOL 47003.00
(Crosslisted to: SC/ENVB 4700)
Current Topics in Environmental Biology Section M
SC/BIOL 4720 3.00 Environmental Contaminants: Impacts on Organisms and Ecosystems Section A

SU 2019 Biology Course Offerings

Course Title Course Outline
SC/BIOL 1000 3.00 Biology I - Cells, Molecular Biology and Genetics Section A
SC/BIOL 1001 3.00 Biology II - Evolution, Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation Biology Section M
SC/BIOL 1603 0.00 Research Practicum Please refer to 'Research Practicum' course tab above
SC/BIOL 2020 3.00 Biochemistry Section A
SC/BIOL 2021 3.00 Cell Biology Section M
SC/BIOL 2030 4.00 Animals Section A
SC/BIOL 2040 3.00 Genetics Section A
SC/BIOL 2070 3.00 Research Methods in Cell and Molecular Biology Section A
SC/BIOL 2603 0.00 Research Practicum Please refer to 'Research Practicum' course tab above
SC/BIOL 2905 3.00 Introduction to Medical Microbiology Section A
SC/BIOL 3001 3.00 Field Course Go to webpage
SC/BIOL 3001 2.00 Field Course Go to webpage
SC/BIOL 3002 3.00 Field Course Go to webpage
SC/BIOL 3002 2.00 Field Course Go to webpage
SC/BIOL 3003 3.00 Field Course Go to webpage
SC/BIOL 3003 2.00 Field Course Go to webpage
SC/BIOL 3100 2.00 Current Topics in Biological Research Section A
SC/BIOL 3110 3.00 Molecular Biology I: Nucleic Acid Metabolism Section A
SC/BIOL 3130 3.00 Molecular Biology II: Regulation of Gene Expression Section M
SC/BIOL 3603 0.00 Research Practicum Please refer to 'Research Practicum' course tab above
SC/BIOL 4000 8.00 Honours Thesis Please refer to 'Honours Thesis' course tab above
SC/BIOL 4000 3.00 Honours Thesis Please refer to 'Honours Thesis' course tab above
SC/BIOL 4010 3.00 Biology of Cancer Section M
SC/BIOL 4200 3.00 Selected Readings in Biology Please refer to 'Selected Readings' course tab above
SC/BIOL 4230 4.00 Entomology Section M
SC/BIOL 4245 3.00 Conservation Biology Section N
SC/BIOL 4305 3.00 Controversies in the Modern Life Sciences Section A
SC/BIOL 4360 3.00 Parasitology Section A
SC/BIOL 4603 0.00 Research Practicum Please refer to 'Research Practicum' course tab above

FW18/19 Biology Course Offerings

Course Title Course Outline
SC/BIOL 1000 3.00 Biology I - Cells, Molecular Biology and Genetics

Fall Sections

Winter Sections

SC/BIOL 1001 3.00 Biology II - Evolution, Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation Biology Fall Section

Winter Sections

SC/BIOL 1500 3.00 Introduction to Biology Section A, M
SC/BIOL 1601 0.00 Research Practicum Please refer to 'Research Practicum' course tab above
SC/BIOL 1602 0.00 Research Practicum Please refer to 'Research Practicum' course tab above
SC/BIOL 2010 4.00 Plant Biology Section M
SC/BIOL 2020 3.00 Biochemistry Section A, M
SC/BIOL 2021 3.00 Cell Biology Section A, M
SC/BIOL 2030 4.00 Animals Section A, M
SC/BIOL 2040 3.00 Genetics Section A, M
SC/BIOL 2050 4.00 Ecology Section A
SC/BIOL 2060 3.00 Statistics for Biologists Section A, M
SC/BIOL 2070 3.00 Research Methods in Cell and Molecular Biology Section A, M
SC/BIOL 2090 3.00
(Crosslisted to: SC/BPHS 2090 3.00)
Current Topics in Biophysics Section A
SC/BIOL 2601 0.00 Research Practicum Please refer to 'Research Practicum' course tab above
SC/BIOL 2602 0.00 Research Practicum Please refer to 'Research Practicum' course tab above
SC/BIOL 2900 3.00 Clinical Microbiology for Nurses Section A, B
SC/BIOL 2905 3.00 Introduction to Medical Microbiology Section A, M
SC/BIOL 3001 3.00 Field Course Go to webpage
SC/BIOL 3001 2.00 Field Course Go to webpage
SC/BIOL 3002 3.00 Field Course Go to webpage
SC/BIOL 3002 2.00 Field Course Go to webpage
SC/BIOL 3003 3.00 Field Course Go to webpage
SC/BIOL 3003 2.00 Field Course Go to webpage
SC/BIOL 3010 3.00
(Crosslisted to: SC/CHEM 3050 3.00, SC/BCHM 3010 3.00)
Advanced Biochemistry Section M
SC/BIOL 3030 4.00 Physiology of the Invertebrates Section A
SC/BIOL 3051 3.00
(Crosslisted to: SC/CHEM 3051 3.00, SC/BCHM 3051 3.00)
Macromolecules of Biochemical Interest Section A
SC/BIOL 3060 4.00 Animal Physiology I Section A
SC/BIOL 3070 4.00 Animal Physiology II Section M
SC/BIOL 3100 2.00 Current Topics in Biological Research Section A, M
SC/BIOL 3110 3.00 Molecular Biology I: Nucleic Acid Metabolism Section A
SC/BIOL 3120 3.00 Immunobiology Section A, M
SC/BIOL 3130 3.00 Molecular Biology II: Regulation of Gene Expression Section A, M, N
SC/BIOL 3140 4.00 Advanced Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Laboratory Section A
SC/BIOL 3150 4.00 Microbiology Section A, M
SC/BIOL 3155 3.00 Virology Section M
SC/BIOL 3170 3.00 Population Ecology and Community Ecology Section A
SC/BIOL 3200 3.00 Processes of Evolution Section A
SC/BIOL 3290 4.00 Plant Ecology Section M
SC/BIOL 3350 4.00 Comparative Chordate Anatomy Section M
SC/BIOL 3500 3.00
(Crosslisted to: AP/GEOG 3500 3.00, SC/GEOG 3500 3.00)
Biogeography Section M
SC/BIOL 3601 0.00 Research Practicum Please refer to 'Research Practicum' course tab above
SC/BIOL 3602 0.00 Research Practicum Please refer to 'Research Practicum' course tab above
SC/BIOL 4000 8.00 Honours Thesis Please refer to 'Honours Thesis' course tab above
SC/BIOL 4000 3.00 Honours Thesis Please refer to 'Honours Thesis' course tab above
SC/BIOL 4010 3.00 Biology of Cancer Section A, M
SC/BIOL 4020 3.00 Genomics Section A
SC/BIOL 4030 3.00 Proteomics Section M
SC/BIOL 4051 3.00
(Crosslisted to: SC/CHEM 4050 3.00, SC/BCHM 4050 3.00)
Bioanalytical Chemistry Section M
SC/BIOL 4061 3.00 Cell and Molecular Biology of Development Section M
SC/BIOL 4085 4.00 Quantitative Methods in Biology Section M
SC/BIOL 4141 3.00 Current Topics and Methods in Cell Biology Section A
SC/BIOL 4150 3.00 Cellular Regulation Section A
SC/BIOL 4151 3.00 Membrane Transport Section A
SC/BIOL 4155 3.00 Advanced Virology Section A
SC/BIOL 4200 3.00 Selected Readings in Biology Please refer to 'Selected Readings' course tab above
SC/BIOL 4220 4.00 Histology Section A
SC/BIOL 4245 3.00 Conservation Biology Section M
SC/BIOL 4250 3.00 Birds and the Environment Section A
SC/BIOL 4255 3.00 Biodiversity Section A
SC/BIOL 4265 3.00 Biology in Environmental Management Section A
SC/BIOL 4270 3.00 Reproduction Section A
SC/BIOL 4285 3.00 Human Molecular Genetics Section M
SC/BIOL 4290 4.00 Biotechnology Section M
SC/BIOL 4310 3.00 Physiology of Circadian Timing Section M
SC/BIOL 4320 3.00 Vertebrate Endocrinology Section A
SC/BIOL 4340 3.00 Fish Biology Section M
SC/BIOL 4360 3.00 Parasitology Section A
SC/BIOL 4370 3.00 Neurobiology Section A
SC/BIOL 4380 3.00 Systems Neuroscience Section M
SC/BIOL 4390 3.00 Population Genetics Section M
SC/BIOL 4410 3.00 Advanced Drosophila Genetics Section A
SC/BIOL 4450 4.00 Animal Development Section M
SC/BIOL 4510 3.00 Cellular and Molecular Basis of Muscle Physiology Section A
SC/BIOL 4601 0.00 Research Practicum Please refer to 'Research Practicum' course tab above
SC/BIOL 4602 0.00 Research Practicum Please refer to 'Research Practicum' course tab above
SC/BIOL 4700 3.00 Current Topics in Environmental Biology Section M
SC/BIOL 4710 3.00 Integrative Environmental Physiology Section M
SC/BIOL 4720 3.00 Environmental Contaminants: Impacts on Organisms and Ecosystems Section A

Honours Thesis--3 Credit Click Here to Upload Registration Form

The 3.0 credit course is an in-depth critical literature review and/or research proposal that demonstrates the student’s knowledge and understanding of a topic. The thesis reviews the literature in a particular field or area of interest, identifies gaps or inconsistencies, and develops a specific hypothesis, argument or model. Students are encouraged to propose an experimental strategy to test the hypothesis (with clearly articulated possible outcomes and limitations). The thesis involves considerable self-directed work and must reflect critical thinking and analytical skills and an understanding of the scientific method. A strong thesis is built on carefully reviewing and analyzing the literature, and communicating clearly and professionally. The course concludes with an oral defense of the thesis. Typically students spend 4-6 hours/week preparing the thesis. (Some weeks you will need to put in more hours.) The 3.0 credit course is completed in a single term (Fall, Winter or Summer) under the supervision of a faculty member in Biology. There are no formal lectures.

Please see the BIOL 4000 Honours Information Package 2018-19 for more information on this course.

Honours Thesis--8 Credit

The 8.0 credit course is a hands-on original research project (laboratory- or field-based) that includes a practical and written component as well as an oral thesis defense. This course provides 4th year undergraduate students with research experience in the Biological Sciences and provides an opportunity to enhance critical thinking, analytical and communication skills. The written component should describe the background relevant to the research project, the question(s) being addressed, specific aims, the methodology used, the results obtained, conclusions and a critical discussion and interpretation of the findings and their significance. Students are required to write clearly and concisely (with correct and appropriate grammar, spelling and referencing of materials), and to prepare accurate and clear figures/tables. The research project involves a significant investment of time and effort in the laboratory or field. Typically students spend 10-12 hours/week (although this is likely to depend on the nature and stage of the work). The 8.0 credit course is completed over two consecutive terms (i.e., Fall-Winter, Winter- Summer, or Summer-Fall) under the supervision of a faculty member in Biology. There are no formal lectures in this course.

Please see the BIOL 4000 Honours Information Package 2018-19 for more information on this course.

Prerequisite

BIOL 3100 2.0 is a prerequisite course for all students enrolling in BIOL 4000 3.0 or BIOL 4000 8.0. There will be no exceptions.

SC/BIOL 4200 3.0 Click Here to Register

The course is designed for a student who has a genuine interest in a particular area of Biology for which no course exists in the department. In such a case, the student must identify a faculty member with expertise in that area, and speak to the faculty member about acting as a supervisor for this course. A list of faculty members and their research interests may be found on the Faculty and Research website.

Please see the Selected Readings Enrolment Package (pdf) for more information.

Research Practicum Click Here to Register

Students who wish to gain practical research experience, in a lab or in the field, can make arrangements with a faculty member to participate in his/her research. During this course, the student will learn current research techniques and will use these techniques to make a meaningful contribution to the supervisor’s research program. Students are expected to commit to approximately 5-10 hours per week (on average) for one term. The student and faculty member must sign a form in which they agree on the type and amount of work to be done, and the form must be approved by the Course Director before the student will be allowed to enrol. Students may enrol in this course during any term, and there is no limit to the number of terms in which they are allowed to enrol. Students will not be allowed to enrol in a Research Practicum with their Honours Thesis supervisor (BIOL/BCHM 4000) during the same terms that they are enrolled in BIOL/BCHM 4000 8.0. The course evaluation will be pass/fail only. Students will be required to obtain safety training, such as WHMIS, if appropriate to the type of research undertaken. The course is intended only for majors in Biology (all streams), Biochemistry, Biophysics, Environmental Biology or Environmental Science - Life Science Stream.

Please see the Research Practicum for more information on this course.

Field Courses Interested in Field Courses? Click here!

Information regarding field courses can be located on the Field Courses page. It features information regarding the various routes students can go through to obtain experience in the field.