Biology

The course consists of lectures and integrated laboratory exercises.

Program Courses

COURSE CODECOURSE NAMECREDITS

BIOL 100 Introduction to Biology (4)

Description:
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.

Prerequisite: ENGL 099.
Transfers to: UBC BIOL 1ST (3) - Not for credit in Science, SFU BISC 100 (3) - B-Sci., UVic BIOL 100 Lev (1.5) , UNBC BIOL 1XX (3), and TRU BIOL 1050 (3) - Not for credit in Science.

BIOL 101 Introduction to Biology I (4)

Description:
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.

Prerequisites: Biology 11 or 12 & Chemistry 11 or 12; OR BIOL 100 (B or better) AND ENGL 099 or equivalent.
Transfers to: UBC BIOL 1ST (4) - ALEX BIOL 101 & ALEX BIOL 102 = UBC BIOL 1st (8) and exempt from UBC BIOL 111, 121, 140  , SFU BISC 101 (4) - B-Sci., UVic BIOL 100 Lev (1.5) - ALEX BIOL 101 & ALEX BIOL 102 = UVIC BIOL 190A (1.5) & UVIC BIOL 190B (1.5) , UNBC BIOL 103 (3) and BIOL 123 (1), and TRU BIOL 1XX0 (3) - ALEX BIOL 101 & ALEX BIOL 102 = TRU BIOL 1110 (3) & TRU BIOL 1210 (3) .

BIOL 102 Introduction to Biology II (4)

Description:
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.

Prerequisite: Biology 11 or 12 & Chemistry 11 or 12; OR BIOL 100 (B or better) AND ENGL 099 or equivalent.
Transfers to: UBC BIOL 1ST (4) - ALEX BIOL 101 & ALEX BIOL 102 = UBC BIOL 1st (8) and exempt from UBC BIOL 111, 121, 140  , SFU BISC 102 (4) - B-Sci., UVic BIOL 1908 (1.5), UNBC BIOL 102 (4), and TRU BIOL 1XX0 (3) - ALEX BIOL 101 & ALEX BIOL 102 = TRU BIOL 1110 (3) & TRU BIOL 1210 (3) .

BIOL 203 Genetics (3)

Description:
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.

Prerequisites: ENGL 098, BIOL 101 and BIOL 102.
Transfers to: UBC BIOL 234 (3) , SFU BISC 202 (3) , UVic BIOL 230 (1.5), UNBC BIOL 210 (3), and TRU BIOL 2XX0 (3) - Exempt for BIOL 2340 .

BIOL 204 Introductory Ecology (4)

Description:
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.

Prerequisites: ENGL 099, BIOL 102.
Transfers to: UBC BIOL 203 (3) , SFU BISC 204 (3) , UVic BIOL 215 (1.5), UNBC NO CREDIT, and TRU BIOL 2170 (3).

BIOL 205 Human Physiology (3)

Description:
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.

Prerequisites: ENGL 099, BIOL 101 and BIOL 102.
Transfers to: UBC BIOL 1ST (3) , SFU BPK 205 (3) , UVic BIOL 365 (1.5), UNBC HHSC 1XX (3), and TRU BIOL 2XX0 (3).

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