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Sir Wilfred Grenfell College (2007/2008)
11.3 Biology

Note:

Students may obtain credit for only 6 1000-level credit hours in Biology. Normally, these courses will be Biology 1001-1002, which are prerequisite to all higher courses in Biology, except where noted below.

1001-1002

Principles of Biology

is an introduction to the science of Biology, including a discussion of the unity, diversity and evolution of living organisms.

Three hours of lecture and a three-hour laboratory per week.

Note:

Biology 1001 is a prerequisite for Biology 1002.

2010

Biology of Plants

is a study of the structure, function and reproductive biology of plants, with emphasis on the vascular plants, and on their relationship to environment and human activities.

Three hours of lecture and a three-hour laboratory per week.

Prerequisites: Biology 1001, Biology 1002, and Chemistry 1001.

2040

Modern Biology and Human Society I

examines various aspects of the human body, and the implications of modern biological research for human beings. Topics include cancer; diet and nutrition and associated diseases; circulatory disease, immunity, human genetics, biorhythms, new diseases, genetic engineering and reproductive engineering.

Three hours of lectures/seminars per week.

2041

Modern Biology and Human Society II

examines the origins and consequences of the environmental crisis of the 20th century. Topics include the population explosion, energy, material cycles, air and water and land pollution, global food supplies, the fisheries, wildlands, renewable and non-renewable resources, environmental ethics.

Three hours of lecture/seminar per week.

Note:

Biology 2040 and 2041 are not acceptable as any of the required courses for the Minor, Major or Honours programs in Biology. There are no prerequisites for these courses.

2122

Biology of Invertebrates

is a study of the invertebrates with emphasis on structure and function, adaptations and life histories. The laboratories will present a broad survey of the major invertebrate groups.

Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week.

Prerequisite: Biology 1001 and Biology 1002.

Note:

Credit may not be obtained for both Biology 2122 and the former Biology 3122.

2210

Biology of Vertebrates

is a study of the vertebrates, with emphasis on structure and function, adaptations and life histories.

Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week.

Prerequisite: Biology 1002.

Note:

Credit may not be obtained for both Biology 2210 and the former Biology 3210.

2250

Principles of Genetics

is an introduction to Mendelian and molecular genetics. Phenotype and genotype, behaviour of alleles in genetic crosses, chromosome theory of inheritance, genetic linkage, molecular biology of DNA, RNA and protein, molecular basis of mutation, recombinant DNA, applications of genetic biotechnology.

Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week.

Prerequisites: Biology 1001 and 1002; Chemistry 1010 and 1011 (or 1050/1051).

Prerequisites or co-requisites: Chemistry 2440 or 2400.

Note:

Credit may not be obtained for both Biology 2250 and the former Biology 3250.

2600

Principles of Ecology

is a conceptual course introducing the principles of ecology, including theoretical, functional and empirical approaches.

Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week.

Prerequisite: Biology 1002.

Note:

Credit may not be obtained for both Biology 2600 and the former Biology 3600.

3053

Microbiology for Nurses

is a course on the fundamentals of microbiology with an emphasis on medical microbiology. The course will include topics such as: host responses to infections, human diseases caused by microorganisms, and the control and exploitation of microorganisms. Entrance is restricted to Nursing students in the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) program.

Lecture: Three hours per week.

Laboratories: Two hours per week.

Note:

Biology 3053 is not acceptable as one of the required courses for the Minor, Major or Honours programs in Biology, nor is it acceptable for any of the joint programs between Biology and other disciplines.