Undergraduate Courses

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100 – Level Courses
200 – Level Courses
300 – Level Courses

400 – Level Courses

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 100 – Level Courses

Course Term   Course Title Instructor(s)  Instructional Assistant
Biology 1A03 1 Cellular & Molecular Biology Drs. DaSilva, Kajiura A. Tracey
Biology 1A03 2 Cellular & Molecular Biology Drs. DaSilva, Kajiura A. Tracey
Biology 1A03 S 2018 Cellular & Molecular Biology Dr. Kajiura A. Tracey
Biology 1M03 1 Biodiversity, Evolution & Humanity Drs. Dushoff, Bolker A. Tracey
Biology 1M03 2 Biodiversity, Evolution & Humanity Drs. Quinn & Bolker
Biology 1M03 S 2018 Biodiversity, Evolution & Humanity Dr. Kajiura  A. Tracey
Biology 1P03 1 Introductory Biology Dr. Leonard

 200 – Level Courses

Course Term   Course Title Instructor(s)   Instructional Assistant
Biology 2A03 2 Integrative Physiology of Animals Dr. McClelland A. Cowie
Biology 2B03 1 Cell Biology Dr. Igdoura A. Cowie
Biology 2B03 2 Cell Biology Dr. Igdoura A. Cowie
Biology 2B03 Not Available Cell Biology Dr. DaSilva A. Cowie
Biology 2C03 1 Genetics Drs. Dworkin, Xu M. Georgescu
Biology 2C03 2 Genetics Dr. Zhu M. Georgescu
Biology 2C03 Not Available Genetics Drs. Xu / Dworkin M. Georgescu
Biology 2D03 1 Plant Biodiversity & Biotechnology Drs. Murphy, Dudley M. Georgescu
Biology 2EE3 2 Introduction to Microbiology & Biotechnology Dr. Geddes A. Cowie
Biology 2F03 1 Fundamental & Applied Ecology Dr. Chow-Fraser A. Cowie
Biology 2L03 1 Experimental Design in Biology Dr. Jacobs A. Cowie

 300 – Level Courses

Course Term   Course Title Instructor(s) Instructional Assistant
Biology 3AA3 Fundamental Concepts of Pharmacology NOT OFFERED NOT OFFERED
Biology 3B03 2 Plant Physiology Dr. Weretilnyk
Biology 3DD3 1 Communities & Ecosystems Dr. Kolasa
Biology 3EI3 2 Ecological Indicators Dr. Pat Chow-Fraser
Biology 3EP3Bio3EP3 Employers form   Bio3EP3 Student form 1, 2 or S Applied Biology Placement Dr. Seymour A. Cowie
Biology 3ET3 2 Ecotoxicology Dr. Kidd
Biology 3FF3 1 Evolution Dr. Stone
Biology 3HD3 2 Human Disasters Dr. Seymour
Biology 3JJ3 1 Field methods in ecology Dr. Dudley
Biology 3IR3  form Project Examples 1, 2 or S Independent Research Project Dr. Seymour A. Cowie
Biology 3MM3 2 Invertebrate Form & Function Dr. O’Donnell
Biology 3PG3 1 Population Genetics Drs. Dworkin, Golding
Biology 3P03 1 Cell Physiology Dr. DaSilva
Biology 3R03 / 3RF0 Field Biology 1 Dr. Kolasa
Biology 3A03 Applied Statistics For Biology Dr. Kolasa
Biology 3S03 1 An Introduction to Bioinformatics Dr. Golding
Biology 3SS3 2 Population Ecology Dr. Dushoff
Biology 3U03 1 Animal Physiology – Homeostasis Dr. O’Donnell
Biology 3UU3 2 Animal Physiology – Regulatory Systems Dr. Rollo
Biology 3VV3 2 Laboratory Methods in Molecular Biology Dr. Singh A. Cowie
Biology 3XL3 1 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy & Physiology NOT OFFERED NOT OFFERED
Biology 3ZZ3 1 Topics in Physiology Dr. Wilson
Mol Biol 3A03 2 Current Topics in Molecular Biology Dr. Schellhorn
Mol Biol 3B03 1 Advanced Cell Biology Dr. Chaudry A. Cowie
Mol Biol 3CC3 2 Genomics & Systems Biology Dr. Schellhorn
Mol Biol 3D03 S 2017 Experimental approaches in Cell Biology Dr. Campos A. Cowie
Mol Biol 3I03  form Project Examples 1, 2 or S Independent Research Project Dr. Daniel
Mol Biol 3II3 2 Molecular Genetics of Eukaryotes Dr. Bedard
Mol Biol 3M03 2 Fundamental Concepts of Development Sessional M.Georgescu
Mol Biol 3O03 1 Microbial Genetics Dr. Sexton M.Georgescu
Mol Biol 3V03 1 Techniques in Molecular Genetics Dr. Sexton A. Cowie
Mol Biol 3Y03 2 Plant Responses to the Environment Dr. Cameron
Pharmac 3A06 3 Introduction to Pharmacology Drs. Rangachari and Johnson
Pharmac 3B06 3 Methods in Pharmacology Dr. Janssen

 400 – Level Courses

Course Term   Course Title Instructor(s)
Biology 4A03 2 Advanced Topics in Ecology Dr. Kajiura
Biology 4AA3 2 Conservation Biology Dr. Quinn
Biology 4AE3 2 Ecology & Evolution of Organisms Dr. Rollo
Biology 4C12   Form Supervisors
Thesis Info Night 2016
3 Senior Thesis / Prospective Students Dr. Seymour
Biology 4E03 – NOW BIO 3PG3 2 Population Genetics Dr. Golding
Biology 4EE3 1 Human Diversity & Human Nature Dr. Singh
Biology 4F06   Form Supervisors 3 Senior Project / Prospective Students Dr. Seymour
Biology 4J03/4JF0 Field Biology II Dr. Kolasa
Biology 4PP3 1 Environmental Microbiology & Biotechnology Dr. Xu
Biology 4ED3 2 Evolutionary Developmental Biology Dr. Dworkin
Biology 4IR3 2 Advanced Independent Research Project Dr. Seymour
Biology 4T03 2 Neurobiology NOT OFFERED
Biology 4X03 1 Environmental Physiology Drs. Fahnestock & Kunze
Mol Biol 4BB3 1 Plant Metabolism & Molecular Biology Dr. Weretilnyk
Mol Biol 4DD3 2 Molecular Evolution Dr. Evans
Mol Biol 4G12   Form 1 Senior Co-Op Thesis Dr. Seymour
Mol Biol 4H03 2 Molecular Biology of Cancer Drs. Bedard & Whyte
Mol Biol 4K03 1 Research Advances in Biology of Aging Dr. Zhu
Mol Biol 4P03 2 Medical Microbiology Dr. Schellhorn
Mol Biol 4RR3 2 Human Genetics Dr. Igdoura
Pharmac 4A03 1 Receptor-Drug Interactions Dr. Werstiuk & Mishra
Pharmac 4AA3 Advanced Topics in Pharmacology Dr. A. Grover
Pharmac 4C03 1 Principles of Toxicology Dr. Holloway
Pharmac 4D03 2 Drug Design Dr. Werstiuk
Pharmac 4E03 2 Social Pharmacology Dr. Labiris
Pharmac 4F09 3 Senior Thesis Dr. Huizinga