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12.3 Biology

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.

Biology courses are designated by BIOL.


Principles of Biology

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

LH: 3

PR: BIOL 1001 is a prerequisite for BIOL 1002


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.

LC: 3

LH: 3

PR: BIOL 1001, BIOL 1002, and Chemistry 1001


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.

UL: cannot be used towards the Minor, Major or Honours programs in Biology


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.

UL: cannot be used towards the Minor, Major or Honours programs in Biology


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.

CR: the former BIOL 3122

LH: 3

PR: BIOL 1001 and BIOL 1002


Biology of Vertebrates

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

CR: the former BIOL 3210

LH: 3

PR: BIOL 1002


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.

CO: Chemistry 2440 or Chemistry 2400

CR: the former BIOL 3250

LH: 3

PR: Chemistry 2440 or Chemistry 2400, BIOL 1001 and 1002, Chemistry 1010, 1011 or 1050/1051


Principles of Ecology

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

CR: the former BIOL 3600

LH: 3

PR: BIOL 1002


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.

LH: 2

UL: cannot be used as one of the required courses for the Minor, Major, or Honours in Biology, nor is it acceptable for any of the joint programs between Biology and other disciplines

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).