The course consists of lectures and integrated laboratory exercises.
COURSE CODECOURSE NAMECREDITS
BIOL 100 Introduction to Biology (4)
This survey course is designed for non-science students with an interest in the place of humans in nature. The course deals with evolution, genetics, cellular and molecular perspectives on biology, and examines the place of humans in the biosphere (ecology). The course consists of lectures and integrated laboratory exercises.
Transfers to: UBC BIOL 100 level, SFU BICS 100, UNBC BIOL 100 level, UVic BIOL 100 level, and KWAN BIOL 100 level.
BIOL 101 Introduction to Biology I (4)
This course is designed as one of a pair of introductory courses in biology. It deals with biological structure and function at cellular and organismal levels. The course consists of lectures, tutorials and integrated laboratory exercises.
Transfers to: UBC BIOL 1st (3), SFU BISC 101, UNBC BIOL 101, UVic BIOL 100 level, TRU BIOL 1XX0, and KWAN BIOL 1XXX.
AC BIO 101 & AC BIO 102 = UBC BIOL 1st (8), UVIC BIOL 190A (1.5), UVIC BIO 190B (1.5), UNBC BIOL 101 (4), UNBC BIOL 102 (4), TRU BIOL 1110 (3), TRU BIOL 1210 (3).
BIOL 102 Introduction to Biology II (4)
This course is designed as one of a pair of introductory courses in biology. It includes the study of evolution and the diversity of life on the planet, genetics, and a study of the interaction of organisms with one another and their physical environment. The course consists of lectures, tutorials and integrated laboratory exercises.
Transfers to: UBC BIOL 1st, SFU BISC 102 (4) - B-Sci, UNBC BIOL 102, UVIC BIOL 190B, and TRU BIOL 1XX0.
AC BIO 101 & AC BIO 102 = UBC BIOL 1st (8), UVIC BIOL 190A (1.5), UVIC BIO 190B (1.5), UNBC BIOL 101 (4), UNBC BIOL 102 (4), TRU BIOL 1110 (3), TRU BIOL 1210 (3)
BIOL 203 Genetics (3)
This course is an introduction to genetics as it is practiced in today's research labs. Emphasis will be on how discoveries are made in genetics, generally through the use of mutational analysis to dissect biological functions. Hence there is an emphasis on experimental approaches involving the analysis of crosses, and manipulating DNA, RNA and protein at the single gene and genomic levels. Principles applying to single genes will be extended to multiple gene systems and to populations. Applications of genetics to human society will be an additional focus, as well as the ethical issues arising.
Transfers to: SFU Biology 202-3 , UBCO BIOL 2nd, UNBC BIOL 210, UVIC BIOL 230, KWAN BIOL 2XXX, UBC BIOL 234 and VIU BIOL 212.
BIOL 204 Introductory Ecology (4)
This course introduces the basic principles of ecological theory relating to the structure and function of ecosystems. An overnight field trip is a required component of this course.
Transfers to: UBC BIOL 230 (3), SFU BIOL 204 (3), SFU BISC 204 (3), UVIC BIOL 215, and UBCO BIOL 203 (3).
BIOL 205 Human Physiology (3)
This course provides a foundation for understanding human physiology focusing on the main systems of the body including the nervous, endocrine, respiratory, excretory and digestive systems. Emphasis is placed on the roles of the major cells and tissues in the physiology of each organ system. A key goal of this course is to foster an understanding of the integrative nature of these organ systems. The role of organ systems in normal physiology and in disease will be explored as well as the role of medicine to treat abnormal physiological states.
Transfers to: UBCO BIOL 1st, SFU KIN 205, UNBC HHSC 1XX, and UVIC BIOL 365.