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2019 September Semester
Jun 24, 2019
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BIOL 103 - Introductory Biology I
This lecture-based course is an introduction to the biological sciences including the nature of life, cell structure, function, development, metabolism, genetics and evolutionary theory.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, World Wide Web

BIOL 104 - Introductory Biology II
This lecture-based course is a survey of living organisms, plant and animal form and function, ecology and population biology.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, World Wide Web

BIOL 110 - Introductory Ecology
This course is designed to introduce non-science majors to ecological systems. Principles of ecology, biotic and abiotic conditions, population, community and ecosystem structure, human impacts on these systems, and basic concepts of conservation and preservation of ecosystems.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, World Wide Web

BIOL 111 - Introductory Ecology Laboratory
This laboratory course complements BIOL 110-3 Introductory Ecology, and provides field and laboratory experience in introductory ecological sciences.
Credits: 1.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory

BIOL 123 - Introductory Biology I Laboratory
This laboratory-based course introduces students to techniques in the biological science, closely following the lecture organization in BIOL 103-3. Students normally take this course concurrently with BIOL 103-3 as the lab component complements the lecture, but should check the relevant program requirements to see if the lab is required. (Note: not all programs both the lecture and lab components.)
Credits: 1.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory

BIOL 124 - Introductory Biology II Laboratory
This laboratory-based course introduces students to plant and animal diversity, form and function and ecological relationships among organisms, closely following the lecture organization in BIOL 104-3. Students normally take this course concurrently with BIOL 104-3 as the lab component complements the lecture, but should check the relevant program requirements to see if the lab is required. (Note: not all programs require both the lecture and lab components.)
Credits: 1.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory

BIOL 201 - Ecology
This course provides students with an understanding of the relationship of the environment to organisms, principles of animal and plant ecology, populations, communities, ecosystems and human ecology.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Tutorial
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BIOL 202 - Invertebrate Zoology
Systematics, development and evolution of the invertebrates.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory

BIOL 203 - Microbiology
Classification and biology of prokaryotic and eukaryotic micro-organisms. Techniques for culture and applications to forestry, agriculture, medicine and industry.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory

BIOL 204 - Plant Biology
This course focuses on the interrelationships between form and function of the living plant, including systematics, development, physiology and evolution.

Please note: You must register separately in lecture and lab components.


Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory
All Sections for this Course

BIOL 210 - Genetics
This course emphasizes principles of both modern and classical genetics.

Please note: You must register separately in lecture and tutorial components.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory, Tutorial, World Wide Web
All Sections for this Course

BIOL 301 - Systematic Botany
This course introduces students to plant taxonomy and biodiversity, including principles of systematic botany, nomenclature and classification. Special attention is given to the identification of the native regional flora. Students contemplating registration in this course should consult with the instructor before the end of the previous spring term regarding the making of a summer collection for study during the course. This course includes scheduled field trips as a required course component.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Field Camp, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory

BIOL 302 - Limnology
Ecology of aquatic systems, their chemical, physical and biological characteristics.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory

BIOL 304 - Plants, Society and the Environment
This course explores the interactions between plants and humans, and how plants and their essential services are altered by human activities and the environment. Lectures and labs permit student-driven exploration of how plants, society and the environment are integrated. Students will investigate the underlying mechanisms of plant function and adaptation to address present-day environmental issues such as rising greenhouse gas concentrations, disturbance events, and biological invasions.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory

BIOL 307 - Ichthyology and Herpetology
This courses focuses on the identification, comparative anatomy and evolution of fishes, amphibians and reptiles. Particular reference is made to species endemic to British Columbia.

Please note: You must register separately in lecture and lab components.


Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory
All Sections for this Course

BIOL 308 - Ornithology and Mammalogy
This course focuses on the identification, comparative anatomy and evolution of birds and mammals. Particular reference is made to species endemic to British Columbia.

Please note: You must register separately in lecture and lab components.


Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory
All Sections for this Course

BIOL 311 - Cell and Molecular Biology
Cell and Molecular Biology. Cellular structure and function, molecular genetics, genome organization, and gene regulation in eukaryotic and prokaryotic organisms.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory, Tutorial
All Sections for this Course

BIOL 312 - Molecular Cell Physiology
This course examines the molecular basis of cellular processes from cell-division to cell signalling, cell and tissue interactions, cellular mechanisms of development, cell differentiation, and the immune system.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

BIOL 315 - Animal Diseases and Parasites
Biological aspects of infectious diseases, parasites and environmental contaminants in wild vertebrate animal populations.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory, Tutorial

BIOL 318 - Fungi and Lichens
This course uses lectures, field and laboratory exercises to introduce students to the diversity of the Fungal Kingdom, including lichenized fungi. Students learn to recognize fungal and lichen structures and identify taxa. Emphasis is placed upon fungi and lichens in their natural environments, their ecology and physiology, and their importance to ecosystem function. Field trips and labs teach students to collect, isolate and identify fungi and lichens.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory

BIOL 321 - Animal Physiology
Basic animal functions and physiology. Operation and integration of major life support and reproductive systems with emphasis on vertebrates.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory, Tutorial

BIOL 322 - Entomology
Diversity, structure, function, evolution, behaviour and importance of insects. Students intending to take the course should contact the instructor as early as possible for information and materials regarding the required insect collection.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory

BIOL 323 - Evolutionary Biology
This course covers the mechanisms and processes of evolution of biological organisms. It discusses the evolutionary principles from Darwinism to molecular evolution.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory, Tutorial

BIOL 325 - Ecological Analyses
This course is an introduction to the application of analytical methods for addressing common ecological problems. Particular emphasis is placed on: sampling design, formulating hypotheses, statistical inference and the writing of abstracts. Students learn to analyze data by applying the scientific method to ecological approach.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory

BIOL 333 - Field School
This is an experiential course designed for students to focus on theoretical and practical skills involved in the field. Each field school is designed to incorporate the theories, models and other concepts introduced in the classroom and bring them into greater clarity by examining them in a real world setting. This course may be repeated with the permission of the instructor if the subject matter and course location differ substantially.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Field Camp

BIOL 350 - Ethnobotany
Native uses of indigenous plants.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

BIOL 402 - Aquatic Plants
Classification, physiology, ecology, and environmental implications of aquatic plants. Both marine and freshwater systems are covered with emphasis on the aquatic plants of British Columbia. Credit not available for BIOL 402-3 and 632-3.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory

BIOL 404 - Plant Ecology
The ecology of terrestrial plants and ecosystems. Structure, function, classification, and analytical tools for describing the dynamic behaviour of plant communities.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory

BIOL 406 - Fish Ecology
The general life history, ecology, zoogeography and habitats of freshwater, anadromous and marine fishes.

Please note: You must register separately in lecture and lab components.


Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory
All Sections for this Course

BIOL 409 - Conservation of Aquatic Ecosystems
Aquatic ecosystems face many challenges requiring diverse conservation approaches. This course introduces students to the structure and functioning of aquatic ecosystems and exposes them to the myriad of conservation challenges being faced by these systems. Common approaches used to address conservation issues in aquatic ecosystems are presented and discussed using a series of case studies illustrating their successes and failures.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

BIOL 410 - Population and Community Ecology
This course is an advanced treatment of population and community ecology including theoretical and applied aspects of structure and dynamics.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Tutorial

BIOL 411 - Conservation Biology
This course provides a broad exposure to the theory and techniques necessary for understanding and preventing threats and declines to biological diversity. The science and application of conservation biology draw from a wide range of disciplines; thus, course and lab materials integrate perspectives from both the natural and social sciences. Students are advised to take this course in their final year of studies.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory, Tutorial

BIOL 412 - Wildlife Ecology
The general ecology and biology of wildlife species, including physiology, behaviour, nutrition and endocrinology.

Please note: You must register separately in lecture and lab components.


Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory
All Sections for this Course

BIOL 413 - Wildlife Management
This course gives students an understanding of concepts, techniques and applications used in wildlife management. The course emphasizes the application of experimental design and the scientific method, and includes socio-economic aspects of management. Students gain an appreciation for challenges facing wildlife scientists and resource managers.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory

BIOL 414 - Fisheries Management
Management of freshwater and anadromous fish of British Columbia. Credit not available for both BIOL 414-3 and 602-3.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory

BIOL 420 - Animal Behaviour
Adaptive significance and evolutionary basis of behaviour patterns exhibited by the major animal phyla.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory, Tutorial

BIOL 421 - Insects, Fungi and Society
This course focuses on the historical, social and economic importance of insects and fungi to human society, including underlying biological and ecological principles.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

BIOL 423 - Molecular Evolution and Ecology
This course is lecture and laboratory based and focuses on the evolution of macromolecules, the reconstruction of the evolutionary history of species, populations, or genes, and the use of genetic information to gain insights into the ecology of the species.

Please note: You must register separately in lecture and lab components.


Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory
All Sections for this Course

BIOL 425 - Applied Genetics and Biotechnology
This course provides an introduction to advanced genetic laboratory techniques and processes. Lectures cover applications of genetic techniques and biotechnology as well as ethical issues regarding the use of these technologies. Specific topics include: animal forensics, recombinant and transgenic theory, genomics/bioinformatics, biotechnology and molecular ecology.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory

BIOL 440 - Internship
May be repeated for credit (maximum 6 credit hours).
Credits: 2.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship

BIOL 498 - Special Topics
This course covers selected biological topics and may be repeated for credit (maximum 6 credit hours).
Credits: 3.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video, Field Camp, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory

BIOL 499 - Independent Study
May be repeated for credit (maximum 6 credit hours).
Credits: 1.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Self-Directed

BIOL 601 - Conservation Biology
Ecological and genetic considerations for the maintenance of biological diversity and the practical applications to the management of natural resources.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory, Tutorial

BIOL 602 - Fisheries Management
Management of freshwater and anadromous fish of British Columbia.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory

BIOL 603 - Population and Community Ecology
Structure and dynamics of populations; theoretical and applied aspects of population and community ecology.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Tutorial

BIOL 604 - Wildlife Ecology
The general ecology of wildlife species, including physiology, behaviour, nutrition and endocrinology.

Please note: You must register separately in lecture and lab components.


Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory
All Sections for this Course

BIOL 605 - Wildlife Management
Management criteria for reptiles, amphibians, birds and mammals. Emphasis on the socio-economic aspects of management. Communication processes are addressed.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory

BIOL 606 - Fish Ecology
The general life history, ecology, zoogeography and habitats of freshwater, anadromous and marine fishes.

Please note: You must register separately in lecture and lab components.


Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory
All Sections for this Course

BIOL 609 - Conservation of Aquatic Ecosystems
Aquatic ecosystems face many challenges requiring diverse conservation approaches. This course introduces students to the structure and functioning of aquatic ecosystems and exposes them to the myriad of conservation challenges being faced by these systems. The course presents common approaches used to address conservation issues in aquatic ecosystems and uses a series of case studies to illustrate successes and failures.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

BIOL 611 - Insects, Fungi and Society
The historical, social and economic importance of insects and fungi to human society, including underlying biological and ecological principles.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

BIOL 620 - Animal Behaviour
Adaptive significance and evolutionary basis of behaviour patterns exhibited by the major animal phyla.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Tutorial

BIOL 623 - Molecular Evolution and Ecology
A lecture and laboratory based course that focuses on the evolution of macromolecules, the reconstruction of the evolutionary history of species, populations, or genes, and the use of genetic information to gain insights into the ecology of species.

Please note: You must register separately in lecture and lab components.


Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory
All Sections for this Course

BIOL 624 - Plant Ecology
Principles of ecology as they relate to plants. Structure, classification and analysis techniques, and the dynamic behaviour of plant communities.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Graduate, Doctoral
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory

BIOL 625 - Applied Genetics and Biotechnology
Familiarization with advanced genetic laboratory techniques and processes. Lectures will cover applications of genetic techniques and biotechnology as well as ethics issues regarding the use of these technologies. Specific topics will include: animal forensics, recombinant and transgenic theory, quantitative/molecular genetics, biotechnology and molecular ecology.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory

BIOL 632 - Aquatic Plants
Classification, physiology, ecology, and environmental implications of aquatic plants. Both marine and freshwater systems are covered with emphasis on the aquatic plants of British Columbia.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory


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