BIO 1109 Principles of Biology (3 units)

An introduction to major biological concepts including: the cell; origins and chemistry of life; energy capture and its use in biological systems; heredity and genetics; biodiversity and its origins; evolution, and systematics of major groups of organisms and how they function and interact with each other.

Course Component: Lecture

The courses BIO 1109, Biology 4U cannot be combined for credits. BIO 1109 may be taken for upgrading purposes or as an admission requirement. In all cases, credits for this course do not count as part of any program requirements. S/NS grading scheme.

BIO 1130 Introduction to Organismal Biology (3 units)

Survey of the evidence for, and the fundamentals underlying the evolution of biological diversity. Topics include: Mechanisms of natural selection and speciation, major trends and changes in biotic diversity and extinction of organisms over time; organismal interactions at the population and community levels, including human impacts on the structure and function of ecological systems. Previously BIO 1120.

Course Component: Laboratory, Lecture

Prerequisite or corequisite: 4U Biology or BIO 1109.

BIO 1140 Introduction to Cell Biology (3 units)

Origin of life. Structure and varieties of cells. The cytoskeleton and the extracellular matrix. Movements within and by cells including muscles. The cell cycle and reproduction. The fundamentals of molecular biology including replication, transcription and translation. Membrane transport. Previously BIO 1110.

Course Component: Laboratory, Lecture

Prerequisite: 4U Biology or BIO 1109.

BIO 1300 The Human Animal (3 units)

The biology of the human species. The human species' place, and what it means to be, within the Kingdom Animalia. The human species' origin, evolution, basic anatomy, physiology, reproduction and sexuality. The biological basis of human families, cultures and societies will also be discussed.

Course Component: Lecture

This course cannot be taken for credit by Science or Engineering students.

BIO 1509 Principes de biologie (3 crédits)

Introduction aux principaux concepts en biologie : origine et chimie de la vie, capture et utilisation de l'énergie dans les systèmes biologiques, hérédité et génétique, biodiversité et ses origines, évolution, systématique des principaux groupes d'organismes vivants et interactions biotiques.

Volet : Cours magistral

Les cours BIO 1509, Biologie 4U ne peuvent être combinés pour l'obtention de crédits.

BIO 1530 Introduction à la biologie des organismes (3 crédits)

Vue d'ensemble des preuves et des principes fondamentaux de l'évolution de la biodiversité. Les sujets abordés incluent: les mécanismes de la sélection naturelle et de la spéciation, les tendances majeures et les changements dans la diversité biotique et de l'extinction dans le temps; interactions d'organismes au niveau des populations et des communautés, ainsi que leffet des humains sur la structure et les fonctions des systèmes écologiques. Antérieurement BIO 1520.

Volet : Laboratoire, Cours magistral

Préalable ou concomitant : Biologie 4U ou BIO 1509.

BIO 1540 Introduction à la biologie cellulaire (3 crédits)

Origine et chimie de la vie; structure et fonction des cellules et des organites; organisation, réplication et expression du matériel génétique; cycle cellulaire; trafic intracellulaire; matrice extracellulaire et communication intercellulaire; différenciation et types cellulaires. Antérieurement BIO 1510.

Volet : Laboratoire, Cours magistral

Préalable : Biologie 4U ou BIO 1509.

BIO 1700 L'animal humain (3 crédits)

Biologie de l'espèce humaine. La place de l'être humain, et ce qu'elle représente, à l'intérieur du règne animal. L'origine de l'être humain, son évolution, physiologie, reproduction et sexualité. La signification biologique des familles humaines, des cultures et des sociétés sera aussi discutée.

Volet : Cours magistral

Ce cours ne peut être crédité aux étudiants et étudiantes inscrits en Génie ou en Sciences.

BIO 2110 Environmental Physiology (3 units)

How representative individual healthy organisms respond to various natural or anthropogenic physical environmental parameters such as temperature, water, pH, electromagnetic radiation including UV, gases, pressure and heavy metals. Primary and secondary stress responses and homeostatis will be considered throughout. This course is intended primarily for students enrolled in the Environmental Science program.

Course Component: Lecture

Prerequisite: BIO 1130.

BIO 2129 Ecology (3 units)

Introduction to the study of ecological systems: the nature of ecological experiments; population dynamics; population harvesting; ecological processes structuring biological communities in space and time; energy and nutrient flows in ecosystems; the relationship between ecological goods and services. Field and lab exercises expose students to basic principles in ecological study design, experimentation and sampling, data analysis, and illustrate important ecological processes. Previously BIO2109.

Course Component: Laboratory, Lecture

Prerequisite: BIO 1130.

BIO 2133 Genetics (3 units)

Introduction to Mendel's laws of inheritance; application of Mendelian analysis to problems in genetics including: gene mapping and linkage, molecular genetics, bioinformatics and population genetics. Laboratory session includes experiments to illustrate genetic principles, tutorial and problem sessions. Previously BIO 2123.

Course Component: Laboratory, Lecture

Prerequisite: BIO 1140.

BIO 2135 Animal Form and Function (3 units)

Lectures on main animal groups, their life cycles, development, body plan, functional organisation including metabolism and their adaptation to different environments. Previously BIO 2125.

Course Component: Laboratory, Lecture

Prerequisite: BIO 1130 or BIO 1140.

BIO 2137 Introduction to Plant Science: Biodiversity to Biotechnology (3 units)

Evolution of the diversity of plants, physiological and anatomical concepts; metabolism including photosynthesis; recent applications in ecology and biotechnology. Previously BIO 2127.

Course Component: Laboratory, Lecture

Prerequisite: BIO 1130 or BIO 1140.

BIO 2510 Physiologie environnementale (3 crédits)

Ce cours examine comment un organisme isolé et en santé réagit aux paramètres physico-environnementaux naturels et anthropogéniques tels la température, l'eau, le pH, les radiations électromagnétiques incluant les rayons ultraviolets, les gaz, la pression et les métaux lourds. Les réponses primaires et secondaires aux divers stress ainsi que l'homéostasie seront examinées. Ce cours est destiné principalement aux étudiants inscrits dans le programme des Sciences Environnementales.

Volet : Cours magistral

Préalable : BIO 1530.

BIO 2529 Écologie (3 crédits)

Introduction à l'étude des systèmes écologiques: la nature des expériences écologiques; les dynamiques de populations; l'exploitation des populations; les processus qui structurent les communautés dans le temps et l'espace; les flux d'énergie et d'éléments nutritifs dans les écosystèmes; la relation entre les structures et fonctions écologiques; les produits et services écologiques. Travaux pratiques sur le terrain et en laboratoire illustrant des processus écologiques importants, principes fondamentaux du design expérimental, l'analyses des données et de l'échantillonnage écologique. Antérieurement BIO 2509.

Volet : Laboratoire, Cours magistral

Préalable : BIO 1530.

BIO 2533 Génétique (3 crédits)

Introduction aux lois mendéliennes de l'hérédité; application de l'analyse mendélienne à des problèmes de génétique incluant la cartographie des gènes et l'analyse de liaison, la bioinformatique et la génétique des populations. Le laboratoire comprend des expériences qui illustrent les principes de la génétique, ainsi que des sessions de travaux pratiques et de problèmes. Antérieurement BIO 2523.

Volet : Laboratoire, Cours magistral

Préalable : BIO 1540.

BIO 2535 Animaux: structures et fonctions (3 crédits)

Cycles biologiques, développement, architecture, anatomie fonctionnelle, métabolisme et adaptations aux différents environnements des principaux types d'animaux. Antérieurement BIO 2525.

Volet : Laboratoire, Cours magistral

Préalable : BIO 1530 ou BIO 1540.

BIO 2537 Introduction aux végétaux: de la biodiversité à la biotechnologie (3 crédits)

Évolution de la diversité des groupes végétaux; concepts anatomiques et physiologiques; notions du métabolisme incluant la photosynthèse; applications récentes en biotechnologie et en sciences de l'environnement. Antérieurement BIO 2527.

Volet : Laboratoire, Cours magistral

Préalable : BIO 1530 ou BIO 1540.

BIO 3102 Molecular Evolution (3 units)

Mechanisms and forces responsible for changes in genetic material during evolution. Topics will include rates and patterns of nucleotide substitutions, molecular phylogenies, molecular clocks, origin of the eukaryotic cell, origin of introns, concerted evolution, transposable elements.

Course Component: Lecture

Prerequisite: BIO 2133.

BIO 3103 Field Biology (3 units)

This course offers a wide variety of two-week field modules that examine the structure and functioning of ecological systems. The modules are offered under the aegis of the Ontario Universities Field Program in Biology (www.oupfb.ca). They provide hands-on experience with many different ecosystems, groups of organisms, and ecological techniques in the field. Supplemental fees apply, depending on the module(s) chosen. Students may take more than one module for units with the permission of the Department. Consult the Department of Biology for details about the subjects and locations of available modules. Previously BIO 3105.

Course Component: Laboratory, Lecture

BIO 3115 Conservation Biology (3 units)

Introduction to ecological foundations of environmental problems created by the human species. Topics include population growth, global carrying capacity, renewable and sustainable resources, global warming, biodiversity loss and extinction.

Course Component: Lecture

Prerequisite: BIO 2129.

BIO 3117 Ecosystem Ecology (3 units)

Structure and function of natural terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Particular attention will be paid to influences of the human species on these systems.

Course Component: Lecture

Prerequisites: BIO 2129, (MAT 1372 or MAT 2379).

BIO 3119 Population Genetics (3 units)

A combination of observation and mathematics is used to study the processes that cause allele frequency change within and among populations including mutation, natural selection, genetic drift, and migration, while taking account of the mechanism of Mendelian inheritance and the effects of population structure.

Course Component: Lecture

Prerequisite: BIO 2133.

BIO 3122 Evolutionary Biology (3 units)

An in-depth examination of the processes underlying micro- and macroevolution. Topics may include adaptation, mechanisms of speciation, species concepts, the comparative method and coevolution. Practical applications of evolutionary principles to fields such as medicine and agriculture will be introduced.

Course Component: Lecture

Prerequisites: BIO 1130 and at least three BIO credits at the 2000 level.

BIO 3124 General Microbiology (3 units)

Characterization and classification of micro-organisms, including bacteria, fungi, algae and viruses. Introduction to microbial physiology, genetic and differentiation. Role of micro-organisms in the natural world.

Course Component: Lecture

Prerequisite: BIO 1140.

BIO 3126 General Microbiology Laboratory (3 units)

Laboratory work accompanying BIO 3124, with emphasis on study and identification of bacteria. (Limited enrolment).

Course Component: Laboratory

BIO 3124 is prerequisite or corequisite to BIO3126.

BIO 3137 Experiments in Animal Physiology (3 units)

Representative experiments to illustrate basic principles of animal physiology. (Limited enrolment.)

Course Component: Laboratory

BIO 3302 or BIO 3303 or BIO 3305 or PHS 3341 or PHS 3342 is corequisite to BIO 3127.

BIO 3140 Plant Physiology and Biochemistry (3 units)

Selected topics in plant physiology, including photosynthesis, mineral nutrition, water relations, the control of growth and development, and phytohormones.

Course Component: Lecture

Prerequisite: BIO 2137.

BIO 3146 Ecophysiology of Plants (3 units)

Experiments in physiological adaptations of plants to different environmental conditions. Effects of biotic and abiotic factors such as symbiosis, herbivory, nutrients on plant growth and metabolism (Offered in alternate years.) Limited enrolment. Previously BIO 3156.

Course Component: Laboratory

Préalable : BIO 3140.

BIO 3147 Developmental Biology (3 units)

Introduction to animal development emphasizing the vertebrate embryo. Mechanisms governing morphogenesis and cell and tissue differentiation will be covered.

Course Component: Lecture

Prerequisite: BIO 2135.

BIO 3151 Molecular Biology Laboratory (3 units)

Introduction to basic techniques in molecular biology and their application in biotechnology. Cannot be combined for units with BCH 3356. (Limited enrolment).

Course Component: Laboratory

BIO 3170 is prerequisite or corequisite to BIO 3151. The courses BIO 3151, BCH 3356 cannot be combined for credits.

BIO 3152 Cell Biology Laboratory (3 units)

Introduction to basic techniques in cell biology and their applications in biotechnology. (Limited enrolment).

Course Component: Laboratory

Prerequisite: BIO 1140.

BIO 3153 Cell Biology (3 units)

Structure and function of cells with emphasis on cell communication (membranes and ion channels), cytoskeleton, protein sorting, cell cycle, apoptosis, nucleus organisation and research techniques.

Course Component: Lecture

Prerequisite: BIO 1140.

BIO 3154 Population and Community Ecology (3 units)

A survey of key ecological processes operating at the level of individual populations or within assemblages of interacting species. Topics include: models of population dynamics, species interactions and coexistence, and analysis of biological diversity and community composition. Emphasis is on developing theory from first principles and applying it to real-world problems.

Course Component: Laboratory, Lecture

Prerequisites: BIO 2129, MAT 2379. Limited enrolment.

BIO 3158 Vertebrate Zoology (3 units)

Morphological evolution of present-day and fossil vertebrates oriented toward major functional and structural modifications; locomotion, feeding, respiratory and circulatory systems, reproduction, sense organs, adaptive radiations and biogeography. Laboratories: dissections and identification of Canadian fauna. (Offered in alternate years.) Previously BIO 3108.

Course Component: Laboratory, Lecture

Prerequisite: BIO 2135.

BIO 3170 Molecular Biology (3 units)

Gene structure, action and replication, cellular regulation, allosteric properties of proteins, molecular basis of membrane function and the control of cell growth. Cannot be combined for credits with BCH 3170.

Course Component: Lecture

Prerequisites: BIO 2133, BCH 2333. The courses BIO 3170, BCH 3170 cannot be combined for credits.

BIO 3176 Animal Behaviour (3 units)

Introduction to the study of animal behaviour; evolution and adaptive value of behaviour. The emphasis is on the sub-discipline of behavioural ecology. Previously BIO 3166.

Course Component: Discussion Group, Lecture

Prerequisite: BIO 2129.

BIO 3302 Animal Physiology II (3 units)

Regulatory systems in animals. Physiological adjustments to environmental changes. Thermoregulation, osmoregulation and excretion, acid-base balance, respiration and circulation.

Course Component: Lecture

Prerequisite: BIO 1140.

BIO 3303 Animal Physiology I (3 units)

Regulatory systems in animals. Physiological adjustments to environmental changes. Nervous systems, sensory physiology, nutrition, endocrinology, animal metabolism and locomotion. Previously BIO 3301.

Course Component: Lecture

Prerequisite: BIO 1140.

BIO 3305 Cellular Physiology (3 units)

Fundamentals of cell function in an integrative context. The cellular and molecular mechanisms of cell excitability, muscle contraction, membrane transport, signal transduction and cellular metabolism will be covered using a comparative approach.

Course Component: Lecture

Prerequisite: BIO 1140.

BIO 3310 Plant Systematics and Diversity (3 units)

An introduction to the principles and methods of identifying, naming, and classifying vascular plants with an emphasis on the flora of eastern Canada. This course includes a survey of major plant families and their evolutionary relationships as well as brief accounts of the biogeography and post-glacial history of the main floristic associations of North America. (Offered in alternate years).

Course Component: Laboratory, Lecture

Prerequisite: BIO 2137.

BIO 3333 Entomology (3 units)

A comprehensive study of the largest class of animals - the insects. Morphological structure, physiology and system organisation are combined with discussions of insect diversity - ecology and their impact on the human species. Laboratory involves investigations of representative groups. (Offered in alternate years). Previously BIO 3323.

Course Component: Laboratory, Lecture

Prerequisite: BIO 2135.

BIO 3334 Invertebrate Zoology (3 units)

Characteristics of invertebrate phyla. Comparative approach to structure and function and why various invertebrate groups have evolved as they have. Laboratory: investigations of representative groups. (Offered in alternate years). Previously BIO 3324.

Course Component: Laboratory, Lecture

Prerequisite: BIO 2135.

BIO 3360 Computational Tools for Biological Sciences (3 units)

All major research areas in biology (ecology, evolution, development, cell and molecular biology, physiology) rely in part on computational techniques. In this introductory course, students will learn how to create computer programs to address a variety of biological questions. An emphasis will be placed on simulation modeling of biological systems.

Course Component: Laboratory, Lecture

Prerequisite: MAT 2379.

BIO 3502 Évolution moléculaire (3 crédits)

Mécanismes et forces responsables des changements du matériel génétique au cours de l'évolution. Taux et nature des substitutions, phylogénies moléculaires, horloge moléculaire, origine des eukaryotes, origine des introns, évolution concert, éléments transposables.

Volet : Cours magistral

Préalable : BIO 2533.

BIO 3503 Biologie de terrain (3 crédits)

Ce cours offre des modules de deux semaines de travaux pratiques sur le terrain, se penchant sur la structure et le fonctionnement de divers systèmes écologiques. Ces modules offrent de l'expérience pratique avec divers groupes d'organismes, différents écosystèmes, et des techniques d'échantillonnage. Des frais supplémentaires s'appliquent en fonction du module choisi. On peut recevoir des crédits pour plus d'un module avec l'approbation du département. Consultez le département concernant les dates, thèmes, et emplacement des modules disponibles.

Volet : Cours magistral, Laboratoire

BIO 3515 Biologie de la conservation des espèces (3 crédits)

Introduction aux fondements écologiques associés aux problèmes environnementaux créés par l'espèce humaine. Croissance des populations capacité de support, ressources renouvelables, développement durable, réchauffement global de la planète, perte de la biodiversité et extinctions.

Volet : Cours magistral

Préalable : BIO 2529.

BIO 3517 Écologie des écosystèmes (3 crédits)

Structure et fonctionnement des écosystèmes naturels terrestres et aquatiques. Une attention particulière sera portée à l'impact des activités de l'espèce humaine sur ces systèmes.

Volet : Cours magistral

Préalables : BIO 2529, (MAT 1772 ou MAT 2779).

BIO 3519 Génétique des populations (3 crédits)

Combinaison de l'observation et des mathématiques pour étudier les processus qui mènent à des changements de fréquences alléliques au sein et entre les populations, incluant la mutation, la sélection naturelle, la dérive génétique et la migration, tout en tenant compte du mécanisme de l'hérédité mendélienne et de la structure des populations.

Volet : Cours magistral

Préalable : BIO 2533.

BIO 3522 Biologie évolutive (3 crédits)

Étude approfondie des processus microévolutifs et macroévolutifs. Les sujets abordés pourraient inclure l'adaptation, la spéciation, les concepts d'espèces, la méthode comparative et la coévolution. Discussion des applications pratiques des principes évolutifs dans les disciplines telles que la médecine ou l'agriculture.

Volet : Cours magistral

Préalables : BIO 1530 et au moins trois crédits de cours BIO au niveau 2000

BIO 3524 Microbiologie générale (3 crédits)

Caractérisation et classification des microorganismes y compris les bactéries, les champignons, les algues et les virus. Introduction à la physiologie microbienne, la génétique et la différentiation. Le rôle des microorganismes dans leur habitat naturel.

Volet : Cours magistral

Préalable : BIO 1540.

BIO 3526 Laboratoire de microbiologie générale (3 crédits)

Travaux pratiques accompagnant BIO 3524, avec emphase sur l'étude et l'identification de bactéries. (Cours contingenté).

Volet : Laboratoire

Le cours BIO 3524 est préalable ou concomitant à BIO 3526.

BIO 3537 Expériences en physiologie animale (3 crédits)

Expériences représentatives illustrant les principes de base en physiologie animale. (Cours contingenté)

Volet : Laboratoire

Le cours BIO 3702 ou BIO 3703 ou BIO 3705 ou PHS 3341 ou PHS 3342 est préalable ou concomitant à BIO 3537.

BIO 3540 Physiologie et biochimie des plantes (3 crédits)

Sélection de sujets en physiologie végétale, incluant la photosynthèse, la nutrition minérale, les relations hydriques, le contrôle de la croissance et du développement, et les phytohormones.

Volet : Cours magistral

Préalable : BIO 2537.

BIO 3546 Écophysiologie des plantes (3 crédits)

Expériences sur les adaptations physiologiques des plantes à diverses conditions environnementales. Effets de facteurs biotiques et abiotiques tels que les symbioses, herbivorie, minéraux sur la croissance et le métabolisme des plantes. (Offert tous les deux ans.) Cours contingenté. Antérieurement BIO 3556.

Volet : Laboratoire

Préalable : BIO 3540.

BIO 3547 Biologie du développement (3 crédits)

Introduction à l'embryologie en mettant l'emphase sur les embryons de vertébrés. Les mécanismes moléculaires d'induction et de différenciation cellulaire, de communications intercellulaires gouvernant la morphogenèse et l'organogenèse seront abordés.

Volet : Cours magistral

Préalable : BIO2535.

BIO 3551 Laboratoire de biologie moléculaire (3 crédits)

Introduction aux techniques de base en biologie moléculaire et leur utilisation en biotechnologie. Les cours BIO 3551 et BCH 3756 sont mutuellement exclusifs. (Cours contingenté).

Volet : Laboratoire

Le cours BIO 3570 est préalable ou concomitant à BIO 3551.

BIO 3552 Laboratoire de biologie cellulaire (3 crédits)

Introduction aux techniques de base en biologie cellulaire et leur utilisation en biotechnologie. Cours contingenté.

Volet : Laboratoire

Préalable : BIO 1540.

BIO 3553 Biologie cellulaire (3 crédits)

Structure et fonction des cellules et des organelles, avec accent sur: communication cellulaire cytosquelette, trafic des protéines, cycle cellulaire, apoptose, organisation du noyau, et méthodologie appliquée à la recherche.

Volet : Cours magistral

Préalable : BIO 1540.

BIO 3554 Écologie des populations et des communautés (3 crédits)

Vue d'ensemble des processus écologiques clés au niveau des populations ou au sein d'assemblages d'espèces en interaction. Les sujets comprennent : modèles de la dynamique des populations, coexistence et interactions entre espèces, techniques d'analyse de la diversité biologique et de la composition de communautés. On met l'accent sur le développement de théories à partir des principes de base et leur application aux problèmes du monde réel.

Volet : Laboratoire, Cours magistral

Préalables: BIO 2529, MAT 2779. Cours contingenté.

BIO 3558 Zoologie des vertébrés (3 crédits)

Morphologie évolutive des vertébrés actuels et fossiles axée vers les grands changements structuraux et fonctionnels; locomotion, alimentation, systèmes respiratoire et circulatoire, reproduction, organes des sens, radiations adaptatives et biogéographie. Laboratoires: dissections et identification de la faune canadienne. (Offert tous les deux ans.) Antérieurement BIO 3508.

Volet : Laboratoire, Cours magistral

Préalable : BIO 2535.

BIO 3570 Biologie moléculaire (3 crédits)

Rôle, structure et réplication des gènes, régulation cellulaire, propriétés allostériques des protéines, croissance cellulaire et fonction moléculaire au niveau de la membrane. Les cours BIO 3570 et BCH 3570 sont mutuellement exclusifs.

Volet : Cours magistral

Préalables : BIO 2533, BCH 2733.

BIO 3576 Comportement animal (3 crédits)

Introduction à l'étude du comportement animal; évolution et valeur adaptative du comportement. L'accent est mis sur la sous-discipline de l'écologie comportementale. Antérieurement BIO 3566.

Volet : Groupe de discussion, Cours magistral

Préalable : BIO 2529.

BIO 3702 Physiologie animale II (3 crédits)

Systèmes régulateurs des animaux. Ajustements physiologiques aux changements de l'environnement. Thermorégulation, osmorégulation et excrétion, régulation acido-basique, respiration et circulation

Volet : Cours magistral

Préalable : BIO 1540.

BIO 3703 Physiologie animale I (3 crédits)

Systèmes régulateurs des animaux. Ajustements physiologiques aux changements de l'environnement. Systèmes nerveux, physiologie sensorielle, nutrition, endocrinologie, métabolisme des animaux et locomotion.

Volet : Cours magistral

Préalable : BIO 1540.

BIO 3705 Physiologie cellulaire (3 crédits)

Fonctions cellulaires fondamentales et leurs rôles dans la physiologie du corps entier. Dans un contexte comparatif, le cours traite des mécanismes moléculaires responsables de l'activité neuronale, de la contraction musculaire, du transport membranaire, de la transduction et du métabolisme cellulaire.

Volet : Cours magistral

Préalable : BIO 1540.

BIO 3710 Systématique et diversité des plantes (3 crédits)

Une introduction aux principes et méthodes employés pour identifier, nommer et classifier les plantes vasculaires avec l'emphase mise sur la flore de l'est du Canada. Ce cours comprend un survol des principales familles de plantes et leurs relations évolutionnaires, ainsi qu'un bref examen de la biogéographie et de l'histoire postglaciaire des grandes associations floristiques de l'Amérique du Nord. (Offert tous les deux ans.)

Volet : Laboratoire, Cours magistral

Préalable : BIO 2537.

BIO 3760 Outils informatiques pour la biologie (3 crédits)

Tous les domaines majeurs de la biologie (écologie, évolution, développement, biologie cellulaire et moléculaire, physiologie) dépendent en partie de l'utilisation d'outils informatiques. Dans ce cours d'introduction, les étudiants apprendront à créer des programmes informatiques pour répondre à une variété de questions en biologie, en mettant l'accent sur la modélisation et la simulation.

Volet : Laboratoire, Cours magistral

Préalable : MAT 2779.

BIO 3924 Biologie des algues et des champignons / Biology of Algae and Fungi (3 crédits / 3 units)

Physiologie, écologie et taxonomie des algues et des champignons. Inclut une excursion obligatoire sur le terrain d'une journée de fin de semaine durant la session. (Langues d'enseignement: français et anglais). (Cours contingenté). (Offert tous les deux ans.) / Physiology, ecology and taxonomy of the algae and fungi. Includes a compulsory one day field excursion on a week-end during the session. (Both French and English will be used in the lectures). (Limited enrolment). (Offered in alternate years.)

Volet / Course Component: Laboratoire / Laboratory, Cours magistral / Lecture

Préalable : BIO 2137. / Prerequisite: BIO 2137.

BIO 4004 Projet de recherche / Honours Research (3 crédits / 3 units)

Sous la supervision d'un professeur du département, l'étudiant réalisera un project de recherche qui lui permettra d'élargir ses connaissances dans un des domaines de la biologie. Les projets peuvent consister en une revue poussée de la littérature sur un sujet déterminé ou encore en un court projet expérimental sur le terrain ou en laboratoire. L'étudiant devra soumettre, par écrit, un rapport détaillé de ses travaux. (Cours contingenté). / Under the supervision of a professor in the department, the student will conduct a project designed to broaden the student's general knowledge of a selected field of biology. Projects could include either an extensive literature review of a selected topic or a small laboratory or field project. Requires the submission of a comprehensive paper.

Volet / Course Component: Théorie et laboratoire / Theory and Laboratory

Préalables : Cours réservé aux étudiants et étudiantes ayant complété un minimum de 81 crédits universitaires et inscrits dans un programme spécialisé en biologie ou de majeure en biologie. Le cours BIO 4900 est concomitant à BIO 4004. Cours contingenté. / Prerequisites: Reserved for students registered in a major or an Honours program in Biology and that have completed a minimum of 81 university credits. BIO 4920, BIO 4921 are corequisites to BIO 4004. Limited enrolment.

BIO 40041 Projet de recherche (Partie 1 de 2) / Honours Research (Part 1 of 2)

Sous la supervision d'un professeur du département, l'étudiant réalisera un project de recherche qui lui permettra d'élargir ses connaissances dans un des domaines de la biologie. Les projets peuvent consister en une revue poussée de la littérature sur un sujet déterminé ou encore en un court projet expérimental sur le terrain ou en laboratoire. L'étudiant devra soumettre, par écrit, un rapport détaillé de ses travaux. (Cours contingenté). (Partie 1 de 2) / Under the supervision of a professor in the department, the student will conduct a project designed to broaden the student's general knowledge of a selected field of biology. Projects could include either an extensive literature review of a selected topic or a small laboratory or field project. Requires the submission of a comprehensive paper. (Part 1 of 2)

Volet / Course Component: Théorie et laboratoire / Theory and Laboratory

Préalables : Cours réservé aux étudiants et étudiantes ayant complété un minimum de 81 crédits universitaires et inscrits dans un programme spécialisé en biologie ou de majeure en biologie. Le cours BIO 4900 est concomitant à BIO 4004. Cours contingenté. / Prerequisites: Reserved for students registered in a major or an Honours program in Biology and that have completed a minimum of 81 university credits. BIO 4920, BIO 4921 are corequisites to BIO 4004. Limited enrolment.

BIO 40042 Projet de recherche (Partie 2 de 2) / Honours Research (Part 2 of 2) (3 crédits / 3 units)

Sous la supervision d'un professeur du département, l'étudiant réalisera un project de recherche qui lui permettra d'élargir ses connaissances dans un des domaines de la biologie. Les projets peuvent consister en une revue poussée de la littérature sur un sujet déterminé ou encore en un court projet expérimental sur le terrain ou en laboratoire. L'étudiant devra soumettre, par écrit, un rapport détaillé de ses travaux. (Cours contingenté). (Partie 2 de 2) / Under the supervision of a professor in the department, the student will conduct a project designed to broaden the student's general knowledge of a selected field of biology. Projects could include either an extensive literature review of a selected topic or a small laboratory or field project. Requires the submission of a comprehensive paper. (Part 2 of 2)

Volet / Course Component: Théorie et laboratoire / Theory and Laboratory

Préalable: BIO 40041 / Prerequisite: BIO 40041

BIO 4009 Projet de recherche / Honours Research (9 crédits / 9 units)

Cours ayant des exigences plus élevées que BIO 4004 et visant principalement à préparer l'étudiant à des études supérieures dans un des domaines de la biologie. Un projet de recherche de deux sessions se fera sous la direction d'un professeur du département. L'étudiant présentera son travail sous forme d'affiche, et soumettra un mémoire décrivant les résultats de ses travaux. (Cours contingenté). / This course is more demanding than BIO 4004 and is primarily designed to prepare a student for graduate studies in a selected field of biology. A two session research project will be done under the supervision of a professor in the department. The student is required to prepare a poster and submit to the Department a thesis describing the results of the research project. (Limited enrolment).

Volet / Course Component: Théorie et laboratoire / Theory and Laboratory

Préalables : Réservé aux étudiants ayant complété un minimum de 81 crédits universitaires et inscrits dans un programme spécialisé en Biologie. L'étudiant doit avoir conservé une MPC de 6.0. Les cours BIO 4920, BIO 4921 sont concomitants à BIO 4009. / Prerequisite: Reserved for students registered in an Honours program in Biology and that have completed a minimum of 81 university units. The student must maintain a minimum CGPA of 6.0. BIO 4920, BIO 4921 are corequisite to BIO 4009. Limited enrollment.

BIO 40091 Projet de recherche (Partie 1 de 2) / Honours Research (Part 1 of 2)

Cours ayant des exigences plus élevées que BIO 4004 et visant principalement à préparer l'étudiant à des études supérieures dans un des domaines de la biologie. Un projet de recherche de deux sessions se fera sous la direction d'un professeur du département. L'étudiant présentera son travail sous forme d'affiche, et soumettra un mémoire décrivant les résultats de ses travaux. (Cours contingenté). (Partie 1 de 2) / This course is more demanding than BIO 4004 and is primarily designed to prepare a student for graduate studies in a selected field of biology. A two session research project will be done under the supervision of a professor in the department. The student is required to prepare a poster and submit to the Department a thesis describing the results of the research project. (Limited enrolment). (Part 1 of 2)

Volet / Course Component: Théorie et laboratoire / Theory and Laboratory

Préalables : Réservé aux étudiants ayant complété un minimum de 81 crédits universitaires et inscrits dans un programme spécialisé en Biologie. L'étudiant doit avoir conservé une MPC de 6.0. Les cours BIO 4920, BIO 4921 sont concomitants à BIO 4009. / Prerequisite: Reserved for students registered in an Honours program in Biology and that have completed a minimum of 81 university units. The student must maintain a minimum CGPA of 6.0. BIO 4920, BIO 4921 are corequisite to BIO 4009. Limited enrollment.

BIO 40092 Projet de recherche (Partie 2 de 2) / Honours Research (Part 2 of 2) (9 crédits / 9 units)

Cours ayant des exigences plus élevées que BIO 4004 et visant principalement à préparer l'étudiant à des études supérieures dans un des domaines de la biologie. Un projet de recherche de deux sessions se fera sous la direction d'un professeur du département. L'étudiant présentera son travail sous forme d'affiche, et soumettra un mémoire décrivant les résultats de ses travaux. (Cours contingenté). (Partie 2 de 2) / This course is more demanding than BIO 4004 and is primarily designed to prepare a student for graduate studies in a selected field of biology. A two session research project will be done under the supervision of a professor in the department. The student is required to prepare a poster and submit to the Department a thesis describing the results of the research project. (Limited enrolment). (Part 12of 2)

Volet / Course Component: Théorie et laboratoire / Theory and Laboratory

Préalable: BIO 40091 / Prerequisite: BIO 40091

BIO 4101 Pesticides and the Environment (3 units)

General characteristics and properties of pesticides and their applications in agriculture, forestry and public health, with a particular focus on insecticides and herbicides. Emphasis on the ecological impacts of pesticides on organisms and ecosystems, as well as modern alternatives to chemical pesticides via the use of biotechnology and integrated pest management. (Offered in alternate years).

Course Component: Lecture

Prerequisites: BIO 1140, BIO 2129.

BIO 4109 Advanced Topics in Animal Development (3 units)

Current and advanced topics in developmental biology ranging from germ cell formation to organogenesis. Discussion will focus on molecular developmental genetics and coordinated gene regulation as the primary mechanism for embryonic development.

Course Component: Lecture

Prerequisite: BIO 3147.

BIO 4111 Plant-Animal Interactions (3 units)

A survey of the role of plant-animal interactions in the evolution of biodiversity, either by antagonistic processes including herbivory and seed predation and their consequent physical and chemical arms races, or mutualistic ones including pollination, seed dispersal and plant protection.

Course Component: Lecture

Prerequisites: BIO 2129 and one 3000 level course from Block B of the Honours BSc in Biology (Ecology, Evolution, Behaviour option).

BIO 4115 Molecular Genetics (3 units)

Investigation of gene structure, expression and evolution, including the influences of processes such as DNA transposition and rearrangement; RNA processing and splicing.

Course Component: Lecture

Prerequisite: BIO 3170 or BCH 3170.

BIO 4119 Topics in Respiratory Physiology (3 units)

Topics covered will include principles of gas exchange in terrestrial and aquatic animals, transport of 02 and C02 in blood, acid-base regulation and respiratory adaptations to exercise and environmental stresses.

Course Component: Lecture

Prerequisite: BIO 3302.

BIO 4120 Animal Adaptations (3 units)

The influence of environment and phylogeny on metabolic processes in cells, tissues and organisms. Emphasis will be placed on the impact of temperature, oxygen, hydrostatic pressure and solutes on animal function.

Course Component: Lecture

Prerequisite: BIO 3302 or BIO 3303 or BIO 3305 or PHS 3341 or PHS 3342.

BIO 4122 Experiments in Animal Behaviour (3 units)

Practical work in the laboratory and in the field covering basic topics in behavioural ecology.

Course Component: Laboratory

BIO 3176 is prerequisite or corequisite to BIO4122. Limited enrolment. Additional fees apply.

BIO 4127 Comparative Endocrinology (3 units)

Evolution of endocrines, hormonal mechanisms and control in various animal groups.

Course Component: Lecture

Prerequisite: BIO 3302 or BIO 3303 or BIO 3305 or PHS 3341.

BIO 4134 Special Topics in Biology (3 units)

Course in a specialized area of Biology emphasizing recent advances in the area.

Course Component: Lecture

Consult Department for offerings.

BIO 4140 Plant Developmental Biology (3 units)

Overview of embryo development, root meristems, shoot meristems, leaf and flower development, with an emphasis on the regulation of gene expression and signalling. Methods for investigating mechanisms of plant development. Discussion of current topics such as patterning in tissues, polarity and symmetry. (Offered in alternate years.)

Course Component: Lecture

BIO 3140 is prerequisite or corequisite to BIO 4140.

BIO 4144 Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (3 units)

An introduction to plant gene structure and function, cloning into plants and the manipulation of plant genes. The course will combine elements of plant biochemistry, physiology and molecular biology. (Offered in alternate years.)

Course Component: Lecture

Prerequisites: BIO 3140, (BIO 3170 or BCH 3170).

BIO 4145 Eukaryotic Microbiology (3 units)

Biodiversity, behavioural ecology, evolution and genomics of eukaryotic microbes, including the current six phylogenetic supergroups that compose the eukaryotic domain. Topics will include a taxonomic and research overview of those evolutionary clades that are most relevant to human health and those that defy our conventional understanding of the processes of ecology, evolution and genomics in a broad sense. (Offered in alternate years.)

Course Component: Lecture

Prerequisites: BPS 3101 or BIO 3124.

BIO 4146 Ecotoxicology (3 units)

Explores the challenges of moving from testing toxic chemicals on single organisms in the laboratory to assessing the effects of toxic chemicals on ecosystems. The influence of food chain processes, photochemistry, and other natural processes (sedimentation, volatilization, etc) will be discussed.

Course Component: Lecture

Prerequisites: BIO 1140, BIO 2129.

BIO 4148 Phylogenetic Systematics (3 units)

A comprehensive survey of the methodology and theory of systematics with a focus on the use of molecular data for taxonomic, phylogenetic, and evolutionary purposes. Emphasis is placed on the analysis and presentation of systematic data as applied to any group of organisms.

Course Component: Laboratory, Lecture

Prerequisite: BIO 2133.

BIO 4150 Spatial Ecology (3 units)

Introduction to key spatial patterns in ecology and conservation related to global change, ecosystems function, the distribution of species, and the environmental bases for these phenomena. Labs will provide practical introduction to geographic information systems and remote sensing data with applications in biological and environmental sciences (Limited enrolment).

Course Component: Laboratory, Lecture

Prerequisites: BIO 2129, MAT 2379.

BIO 4152 Animal Energetics (3 units)

Utilisation of energy during locomotion and prolonged food deprivation. Design and performance of physiological, biochemical and mechanical components of the locomotory system in vertebrates. Metabolic adaptations of the champions of endurance exercise (migrating animals) and fasting (hibernators). (Offered in alternate years.)

Course Component: Lecture

Prerequisites: (BIO 3303 or PHS 3341), (BIO 3302 or PHS 3342).

BIO 4156 Freshwater Ecology (3 units)

Physics and chemistry of lakes and streams, ecology of their biota. Includes an obligatory field component in early September and/or on weekends during the session. (Offered in alternate years). (Limited enrolment). Previously BIO4136.

Course Component: Laboratory, Lecture

Prerequisites: BIO 2129, MAT 2379.

BIO 4158 Applied Biostatistics (3 units)

Application of biostatistics to real problems. Experimental design and data collection. Consequences of violating assumptions of different tests. Monte Carlo and Bootstrap analysis. Case studies and exercises in using statistical analysis packages. (Offered in alternate years). Limited enrolment. Previously BIO 4118.

Course Component: Lecture, Laboratory

Prerequisite: MAT 2379.

BIO 4159 Evolutionary Ecology (3 units)

A theoretical and empirical exploration of the ecological causes and consequences of evolutionary change. Topics will form on overview of current research in the field and may include natural selection and adaptation, levels of selection, coevolution, evolution of sex, sexual selection, speciation, and adaptive radiation. Readings will draw from the primary research literature.

Course Component: Lecture

Prerequisite: BIO 2133.

BIO 4162 Tropical Ecology (3 units)

An introduction to climate, soils, flora and fauna of the tropics. Emphasis will be placed on forest and agriculture ecosystems. (Offered in alternate years).

Course Component: Lecture

Prerequisite: BIO 2129.

BIO 4174 Biotechnology (3 units)

This course will introduce basic ideas about DNA cloning and manipulation. Lectures will emphasize how these techniques have been used to isolate, identify and express genes that are useful in medicine, agriculture and industry. More advanced topics will be introduced by means of student seminars and invited speakers. Courses BIO 4174, BCH 4172 cannot be combined for units.

Course Component: Lecture

Prerequisite: BIO 3170 or BCH 3170.

BIO 4175 Membrane Physiology (3 units)

Structure and function of membrane proteins and their physiological role in the cell. Emphasis will be placed on membrane ion channels of excitable cells, such as neurons, the electrical properties of membranes, and experimental techniques.

Course Component: Lecture

Prerequisites: 6 credits from BIO 3153, BIO 3303, BIO 3305.

BIO 4302 Comparative Biomechanics (3 units)

The study of how animals move. An introduction to how muscle and skeletal systems interact to produce essential movements in locomotion and feeding. This course will also focus on the material properties of tissues, basic concepts such as stress, strain and elastic modulus and how these properties influence animal form and function. The course will be divided among lectures, seminar presentations and tutorials on biomechanical measurement techniques. There will be a large comparative and evolutionary component to the discussions held in class.

Course Component: Discussion Group, Lecture

Prerequisite: BIO 3303 or BIO 3305 or BIO 3137. Limited enrollment.

BIO 4350 Principles of Neurobiology (3 units)

The structure and function of the nervous system with emphasis on mammalian systems but with reference to non-mammalian groups. Neuronal excitability/neurotransmission; sensory and motor systems; mechanisms of learning and memory; development and regeneration in the nervous system. Cannot be combined for units with CMM 4350.

Course Component: Lecture

Prerequisite: BIO 3303 or BIO 3305 or PHS 3341. The courses BIO 4350, CMM 4350 cannot be combined for credits.

BIO 4351 Neural Basis of Animal Behaviour (3 units)

Selected topics on the neural mechanisms underlying natural animal behaviours, with an emphasis on nature's "experts" in sensory and motor processing.

Course Component: Lecture

Prerequisites: BIO 3303, BIO 3305.

BIO 4501 Les pesticides et l'environnement (3 crédits)

Caractéristiques et propriétés générales des pesticides et leurs applications en agriculture, foresterie et santé publique, avec une attention particulière sur les insecticides et les herbicides. L'emphase portera sur les effets de ces pesticides sur les organismes et les écosystèmes, ainsi que sur le développement d'alternatives par l'utilisation de biotechnologies et par la gestion de la lutte intégrée. (Offert tous les deux ans).

Volet : Cours magistral

Préalables : BIO 1540, BIO 2529.

BIO 4511 Interactions plantes-animaux (3 crédits)

Vue d'ensemble de l'impact des interactions plantes-animaux sur l'évolution de la biodiversité, soit par des processus antagonistes - y compris l'herbivorie et la prédation des graines, et les courses aux armements (physiques et chimiques) qui en découlent; soit par des processus mutualistes - y compris la pollinisation, la dispersion des graines, et la protection des plantes.

Volet : Cours magistral

Préalables: BIO 2529 et un cours de niveau 3000 du Bloc B du B.Sc. spécialisé en biologie (option Écologie, évolution et comportement).

BIO 4522 Travaux pratiques en comportement animal (3 crédits)

Travaux pratiques en laboratoire et sur le terrain portant sur des thèmes de recherche en écologie comportementale. Des frais supplémentaires sont exigés. (Cours contingenté).

Volet : Laboratoire

BIO3576 est préalable ou concomitant à BIO 4522.

BIO 4527 Endocrinologie comparée (3 crédits)

Évolution des systèmes endocriniens, des mécanismes hormonaux et des systèmes de contrôle chez les animaux.

Volet : Cours magistral

Préalable : BIO 3702 ou BIO 3703 ou BIO 3705 ou PHS 3341.

BIO 4534 Sujets choisis en biologie (3 crédits)

Cours spécialisé dans l'une des sous-disciplines de la biologie et mettant en évidence les développements récents.

Volet : Cours magistral

Consulter le Département pour les cours offerts.

BIO 4537 Génétique évolutive humaine (3 crédits)

Structure et diversité du génome humain. Origine de l'espèce humaine et migrations subséquentes. Diversité des populations humaines. Implications de nos origines et des séquences du génome humain sur les questions de santé.

Volet : Cours magistral

Préalable : BIO 2533.

BIO 4540 Biologie du développement des plantes (3 crédits)

Développement embryonnaire, méristèmes caulinaires et racinaires, organogenèse foliaire et florale, en mettant l'accent sur la régulation de l'expression génétique et la propagation de signaux. Méthodes d'étude des mécanismes de développement des plantes. Discussion de sujets actuels tels que la formation de motifs dans les tissus, la polarité et la symétrie. (Offert tous les deux ans.).

Volet : Cours magistral

BIO 3540 est préalable ou concomitant à BIO 4540.

BIO 4545 Microbiologie des eucaryotes (3 crédits)

Biodiversité, écologie comportementale, évolution et génomique des six super-groupes qui composent actuellement le domaine des eucaryotes. Vue globale de la taxonomie et de la recherche en protistologie, en mettant l'accent sur les groupes qui sont les plus importants d'un point de vue médical, ainsi que sur les espèces qui défient radicalement notre compréhension générale des processus d'écologie, d'évolution et de génomique. (Offert tous les deux ans.)

Volet : Cours magistral

Préalables : BPS 3501 ou BIO 3524.

BIO 4546 Écotoxicologie (3 crédits)

Ce cours explore les difficultés liées à la compréhension de l'impact des substances chimiques toxiques sur les écosystèmes alors que la recherche sur ces substances se fait surtout en laboratoire sur des organismes. L'impact de processus propres à la chaîne alimentaire, la photochimie ainsi que d'autres processus naturels (sédimentation, volatilisation, etc.) seront étudiés.

Volet : Cours magistral

Préalables : BIO 1540, BIO 2529.

BIO 4548 Systématique phylogénétique (3 crédits)

Une vue d'ensemble de la méthodologie et de la théorie de la systématique, avec l'accent sur l'utilisation des données moléculaires pour la réalisation d'études taxonomiques, phylogénétiques et évolutionnaires. Mise en relief de l'analyse et de la présentation de données systématiques s'appliquant à tout groupe d'organismes.

Volet : Laboratoire, Cours magistral

Préalable: BIO 2533.

BIO 4551 Physiologie évolutive et écophysiologie (3 crédits)

Ce cours examinera l'évolution des systèmes physiologiques chez les animaux, les implications écologiques de la performance physiologique, ainsi que les méthodes et les approches utilisées dans ce domaine d'étude. Les exemples présentés vont entre autres couvrir les adaptations physiologiques liées à la locomotion, l'évolution physiologique associée à la taille corporelle et aux effets de l'habitat thermique.

Volet : Cours magistral

Préalables : BIO 3703, BIO 3702 ou BIO 3705.

BIO 4552 Métabolisme énergétique des animaux (3 crédits)

Utilisation de l'énergie durant la locomotion et le jeûne prolongé. Conception et performance des éléments physiologiques, biochimiques et mécaniques du système locomoteur des vertébrés. Adaptations métaboliques des champions de l'exercice d'endurance (migrateurs) et du jeûne (hibernateurs). (Offert tous les deux ans.)

Volet : Cours magistral

Préalables : (BIO 3703 ou PHS 3341), (BIO 3702 ou PHS 3342).

BIO 4556 Écologie des eaux douces (3 crédits)

Environnement physique et chimique des lacs et ruisseaux, et l'écologie de leurs biotes. Le cours comprend une composante obligatoire de travaux pratiques sur le terrain au début de septembre et/ou durant les fins de semaine pendant la session. (Offert tous les deux ans.) Cours contingenté. Antérieurement BIO 4536.

Volet : Laboratoire, Cours magistral

Préalables : BIO 2529, MAT 2779.

BIO 4558 Biostatistique appliquée (3 crédits)

Application des biostatistiques à des problèmes concrets. Design expérimental et échantillonnage. Impact des violations des hypothèses implicites d'application de divers tests. Analyse de Monte Carlo et Bootstrap. Études de cas et exercices d'utilisation de logiciels courants d'analyse statistique. (Offert tous les deux ans.) Cours contingenté. Antérieurement BIO 4518.

Volet : Laboratoire, Cours magistral

Préalable : MAT 2779.

BIO 4702 Biomécanique comparative (3 crédits)

L'étude du mouvement chez les animaux. Une introduction sur l'interaction des systèmes musculaire et squelettique, laquelle est essentielle à la locomotion et à l'alimentation. Ce cours se penchera également sur les propriétés matérielles des tissus, ainsi que sur des concepts fondamentaux tels le stress, la tension, le module élastique et l'influence de ces propriétés sur la forme et la fonction des animaux. Le cours sera enseigné de façon magistrale ainsi que par le biais d'exposés et de tutoriels sur les techniques de mesures biomécaniques. Les discussions en classe auront une composante comparative et évolutive importante.

Volet : Groupe de discussion, Cours magistral

Préalable: BIO 3703 ou BIO 3705 ou BIO 3537. Cours contingenté.

BIO 4910 Travail sur le terrain en écologie / Field Course in Ecology (3 crédits / 3 units)

Cours sur le terrain examinant différents écosystèmes terrestres, aquatiques, ainsi que les terres humides. Une attention particulière sera portée sur les techniques d'échantillonnage, le design expérimental et l'analyse des données. Cours donné sur deux semaines à la mi-août. Des frais sont exigés pour couvrir les coûts de logement et de transport. (Cours contingenté). / Field course examining several types of terrestrial, aquatic and wetland ecosystems. Sampling techniques, experimental design and data analysis will be emphasized. The course will take place during a two-week period in mid-August. Fees are required to cover the costs of transportation and lodging in the field. (Limited enrollment).

Volet / Course Component: Cours magistral / Lecture

Préalables : BIO2529, (MAT1772 ou MAT2779). Les cours BIO4910, EVS4910 ne peuvent être combinés pour l'obtention de crédits. BIO4558 est recommandé. / Prerequisites: BIO 2129, (MAT 1372 or MAT 2379). The courses BIO 4910, EVS 4910 cannot be combined for credits. BIO 4158 is recommended.

BIO 4920 Séminaire I / Seminar I (1.5 crédits / 1.5 units)

Lectures, séminaires et/ou groupes de discussion permettant aux étudiants d'apprendre à faire une évaluation critique de la science dans les publications de recherche. / Through lectures, student seminars, and/or group discussions, students learn how to critically evaluate the quality of the science in research publications.

Volet / Course Component: Séminaire / Seminar

Réservé aux étudiants inscrits dans leur dernière année d'un programme spécialisé en biologie. / For students in their last year of a Biology Honours program only.

BIO 4921 Séminaire II / Seminar II (1.5 crédits / 1.5 units)

Lectures, séminaires et/ou groupes de discussion permettant aux étudiants d'apprendre à construire une proposition de recherche scientifique de qualité. / Through lectures, student seminars, and/or group discussions, students learn how to construct research proposals that feature high quality science.

Volet / Course Component: Séminaire / Seminar

Préalable : BIO4920. Réservé aux étudiants inscrits dans leur dernière année d'un programme spécialisé en biologie. / Prerequisite: BIO 4920. For students in their last year of a Biology Honours program only. Registration in BIO 4921 is to the same section as in BIO 4920.

BIO 5101 Topics in Biotechnology (3 units)

A course concerned with the utilization of biological substances and activities of cells, genes and enzymes in manufacturing, agricultural and service industries. A different topic will be selected each year. This course is equivalent to BIOL 5001 at Carleton University.

Course Component: Lecture

Prerequisite: A course in cell physiology or biochemistry, or permission of instructor.

BIO 5102 Advanced Field Ecology (3 units)

Field experience in a new environment (e.g. local, national, international) to learn about ecological processes (note extra fees associated with course). This course is equivalent to BIOL 5605 at Carleton University.

Course Component: Lecture

BIO 5103 Advanced Biochemistry (3 units)

Advanced topics in biochemistry: the chemical structure and function of biological macromolecules, biochemical thermodynamics, metabolism, photosynthesis, lipids and membranes. This course is equivalent to BIOL 5003 at Carleton University.

Course Component: Lecture

BIO 5104 Advances in Applied Biochemistry (3 units)

Contemporary methods of recombinant DNA technology combined with modern methods and strategies for expressing, secreting, purifying and characterizing proteins. This course is equivalent to BIOL 5004 at Carleton University.

Course Component: Lecture

BIO 5105 Advanced Neuroethology (3 units)

A comparative and evolutionary approach to studying neural mechanisms underlying animal behaviour, including genetic, neural and hormonal influences on behaviour. This course is equivalent to BIOL 5801 at Carleton University.

Course Component: Lecture

Prerequisites: Biology 61.335 and 61.361 or equivalents and registration in a graduate program, or written permission of the department.

BIO 5106 Bioinformatics (3 units)

Major concepts and methods of bioinformatics. Topics may include, but are not limited to genetics, statistics and probability theory, alignments, phylogenetics, genomics, data mining, protein structure, cell simulation and computing. This course is equivalent to BIOL 5506 at Carleton University.

Course Component: Lecture

BIO 5111 Biophysical Techniques (3 units)

Theory and application of current biochemical/biophysical instrumentation and techniques including X-ray crystallography, nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry, infrared, circular dichroism and fluorescence spectroscopy, isothermal titration and differential scanning calorimetry. This course is equivalent to BIOL 5111 at Carleton University.

Course Component: Lecture

BIO 5121 Advances in Protein Engineering (3 units)

Theory, development and current techniques of protein and enzyme engineering. Topics to be discussed may also include applications in biotechnology, nanotechnology and new frontiers in basic and applied research. This course is equivalent to BIOL 5121 at Carleton University.

Course Component: Lecture

BIO 5302 Methods in Molecular Genetics (3 units)

Theory and associated applications of emerging methods in molecular genetics, including information gathered from large-scale genome-wide analysis and protein-protein interaction data, and how this information can advance understanding of cell biology. This course is equivalent to BIOL 5105 at Carleton University.

Course Component: Lecture

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of the department.

BIO 5303 Biological Science in Practice (3 units)

Cross-cutting skills and issues in common to all biological disciplines. Key perspectives on philosophy of science, practical approaches to scientific publication and peer-review, data analysis and presentation, scientific inference, and technical writing will be provided through discipline-specific examples and associated practical work.

Course Component: Lecture

BIO 5305 Biostatistics I (3 units)

Application of statistical analyses to biological data. Topics include ANOVA, regression, GLMs, and may include loglinear models, logistic regression, general additive models, mixed models, bootstrap and permutation tests. This course is equivalent to BIOL 5407 at Carleton University.

Course Component: Lecture

Prerequisites: Graduate standing, courses in elementary ecology and statistics and permission of the department.

BIO 5306 Modelling for Biologists (3 units)

Use and limitations of mathematical and simulation modelling approaches for the study of biological phenomena. This course is equivalent to BIOL 5409 at Carleton University.

Course Component: Lecture

BIO 5308 Laboratory Techniques in Molecular Genetics (3 units)

Laboratory course designed to give students practical experience in recent important techniques in molecular genetics. This course is equivalent to BIOL 5106 at Carleton University.

Course Component: Lecture

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of the department.

BIO 5310 Advanced Evolutionary Biology (3 units)

Advances in micro-and macroevolution including the mechanisms both driving and constraining evolutionary change, phylogenetic relationships, patterns of evolutionary change at the molecular or phenotypic level, and evolutionary theory and techniques as applied to these areas. This course is equivalent to BIOL 5510 at Carleton University.

Course Component: Lecture

BIO 5311 Advanced Evolutionary Ecology (3 units)

The ecological causes and consequences of evolutionary change, focussing on how the ecological interactions among organisms and their biotic and abiotic environments shape the evolution of phenotypic and species diversity. This course is equivalent to BIOL 5511 at Carleton University.

Course Component: Lecture

BIO 5312 Principles and Methods of Biological Systematics (3 units)

Biological systematics with reference to morphological and molecular character evolution and phylogeny reconstruction.

Course Component: Lecture

BIO 5314 Advances in Aquatic Sciences (3 units)

Advanced theoretical and applied aquatic sciences including current topics in limnology and oceanography (e.g. impacts of climate change, invasive species, and atmospheric pollution) with implications for lake, river, coastal and wetland management. This course is equivalent to BIOL 5514 at Carleton University.

Course Component: Lecture

BIO 5318 Biostatistics II (3 units)

Application of multivariate methods to biological data, including methods such as discriminant functions analysis, cluster analysis, MANOVA, principal components analysis.

Course Component: Lecture

BIO 5320 Advances in Conservation Biology (3 units)

Interdisciplinary exploration of the science of scarcity and diversity in a human dominated world. This course is equivalent to BIOL 5520 at Carleton University.

Course Component: Lecture

BIO 5321 Evolutionary Genetics (3 units)

Genetic mechanisms and processes responsible for variation and evolutionary change in natural populations. Topics may include population and quantitative genetics as applied to protein and genome evolution, molecular phylogenies, DNA sequences in population biology, and the evolution of multigene families. This course is equivalent to BIOL 5521 at Carleton University.

Course Component: Lecture

BIO 5900 Séminaire de maîtrise / MSc Seminar (1 crédits / 1 units)

Obligatoire à la maîtrise. L'obtention de crédit est fondée sur la présentation d'un séminaire jugé satisfaisant par le personnel et sur la participation à l'ensemble du cours. / Compulsory for all MSc students. For unit, each student must present one seminar judged to be satisfactory by the staff and must participate in the course as a whole.

Volet / Course Component: Séminaire / Seminar

BIO 6103 Special Topics in Neuroscience (3 units)

An in-depth study of current topics in neuroscience. Course content varies yearly and has recently included cognitive neuroscience, neuropharmacology, neurodegeneration, and behavioural medicine. Also listed as PSYC 6300. This course is equivalent to BIOL 6203 at Carleton University.

Course Component: Lecture

BIO 6303 Advanced Seminar in Neuroscience (3 units)

A seminar focusing on the active research areas and interests of faculty, guest lecturers and graduate students, and on trends in diverse areas of neuroscience. Also listed as PSYC 6200. This course is equivalent to BIOL 6303 at Carleton University.

Course Component: Lecture

BIO 6304 Techniques in Neuroscience (3 units)

Completion of a research project carried out under the supervision of a neuroscience faculty member. The student will learn a new neuroscience technique and apply it to a research objective. May be repeated for different projects. Also listed as PSYC 6204. This course is equivalent to BIOL 6204 at Carleton University.

Course Component: Lecture

BIO 6305 Advanced Seminar in Neuroscience (3 units)

A comprehensive pro-seminar series, covering issues ranging from cellular and molecular processes through to neural systems and behaviours as well as psychopathology. Also listed as PSYC 6202. Courses BIO 6305, BIO 6303 (BIOL 6303) cannot be combined for units. This course is equivalent to BIOL 6305 at Carleton University.

Course Component: Lecture

BIO 7999 Thèse de maîtrise / M.Sc. Thesis

Volet / Course Component: Recherche / Research

BIO 8102 Special Topics in Biology (3 units)

Selected aspects of specialized biological subjects not covered by other graduate courses. This course is equivalent to BIOL 5502 at Carleton University.

Course Component: Lecture

BIO 8104 Selected Topics in Biology III (3 units)

Lectures and/or seminars dealing with current advances in a selected area or branch of biology, not covered by other graduate courses.

Course Component: Lecture

BIO 8105 Advances in Applied Ecology (3 units)

The application of ecological and evolutionary principles in addressing resource management challenges and environmental problems. This course is equivalent to BIOL 5512 at Carleton University.

Course Component: Lecture

BIO 8108 Advanced Topics in Development (3 units)

Recent advances in developmental biology. Topics may include embryonic induction, regulation of morphogenesis and differentiation, mechanisms of regional specification and pattern formation, and developmental genetics. This course is equivalent to BIOL 6505 at Carleton University.

Course Component: Lecture

BIO 8109 Advanced Molecular Biology (3 units)

In-depth coverage of the structure, function, and synthesis of DNA, RNA, and proteins. This course is equivalent to BIOL 6001 at Carleton University.

Course Component: Lecture

BIO 8116 Advances on Plant Molecular Biology (3 units)

Use of molecular genetics in general plant biology and the contribution of plant genomics to our understanding of plant metabolism, plant development, and plant interactions with the environment at the molecular, genome, and cellular levels. This course is equivalent to BIOL 6002 at Carleton University.

Course Component: Lecture

Prerequisite: BIO 8109/61.601F1 and this course normally will be offered together in the same year but only in alternate years.

BIO 8117 Advanced Cell Biology I (3 units)

Recent advances in cell biology, including such topics as membranes, signaling, the cytoskeleton and control of the cell cycle. This course is equivalent to BIOL 6201 at Carleton University.

Course Component: Lecture

Prerequisite: BIO 8118/61.222W1 and this course normally will be offered together in the same year but only in alternate years.

BIO 8118 Advanced Cell Biology II (3 units)

Topics for discussion may include the following: the structure, composition and three-dimensional organization of the nucleus, mechanisms and regulation of genome replication, structural organization of transcription. Nuclear reorganization during gamete development, fertilization, viral infection and the miotic cell cycle. Normally offered in alternate years. This course is equivalent to BIOL 6202 at Carleton University.

Course Component: Lecture

Prerequisite: BIO8 117/61.621F1 and this course normally will be offered together in the same year but only in alternate years.

BIO 8120 Directed Studies in Biology (3 units)

One-on-one instruction in selected aspects of specialized biological subjects not covered by other graduate courses. Students may not take this course from their thesis supervisor(s), and are limited to one directed studies course per program. This course is equivalent to BIOL 5502 at Carleton University.

Course Component: Lecture

BIO 8122 Advanced Insect Biology (3 units)

Overview of the biological processes that allow insects to function in their environments and to overcome the constraints and limitations that the environment places on them. This course is equivalent to BIOL 5307 at Carleton University.

Course Component: Lecture

Prerequisite: In addition to the course material, students will write two terms papers (Alter nate years).

BIO 8162 Advanced Endocrinology (3 units)

Major topics in comparative endocrinology: understanding the structure, function and evolution of vertebrate endocrine systems, including endocrine disruption. This course is equivalent to BIOL 5402 at Carleton University.

Course Component: Lecture

Prerequisite: An undergraduate Endocrinology course (BIO 4127 or equivalent).

BIO 8204S Ecology Seminar (3 crédits / 3 units)

Current advances in ecology.

Volet / Course Component: Cours magistral / Lecture

BIO 8301 Evolutionary Bioinformatics (3 units)

Fundamental concepts in molecular evolution and hands-on experience with computer analysis of DNA sequences. Topics may include molecular sequence databases, multiple alignments and phylogenetic trees. This course is equivalent to BIOL 5201 at Carleton University.

Course Component: Lecture

Prerequisite: Graduate standing plus basic courses in genetics and evolution; permission of the department.

BIO 8302 Topics in Evolutionary Genetics (3 units)

A lecture/seminar course on the genetic mechanisms and forces responsible for variation and evolutionary change in natural populations. Topics to include protein and genome evolution, molecular phylogenies, DNA sequences in population biology, and the evolution of multigene families. This course is equivalent to BIOL 5202 at Carleton University.

Course Component: Lecture

Prerequisite: Graduate standing plus basic courses in genetics and evolution; permission of the department (alternate years).

BIO 8303 Advanced Microscopy (3 units)

Development of the practical skills of microscopy through original research and supporting theory lectures. This course is equivalent to BIOL 5203 at Carleton University.

Course Component: Lecture

Prerequisites: Open to 4th year and graduate students with consent of the instructor.

BIO 8306 Advanced Topics in Ecology (3 units)

Recent developments in population, community and/or ecosystem ecology. This course is equivalent to BIOL 5508 at Carleton University.

Course Component: Lecture

BIO 8320 Advanced Plant Biology (3 units)

Recent developments in plant biology. Topics may include plant anatomy, systematics, evolution, genetics, ecology, ethnobotany, cell biology, and/or biotechnology. This course is equivalent to BIOL 6300 at Carleton University.

Course Component: Lecture

Prerequisite: Biology 61.425 and Biology 61.426/427, or permission of the department.

BIO 8361 Advanced Animal Physiology (3 units)

Recent advances in animal physiology, emphasizing comparative, evolutionary and environmental approaches. This course is equivalent to BIOL 6304 at Carleton University.

Course Component: Lecture

BIO 8365 Advanced Behavioural Ecology (3 units)

Recent advances in behavioural ecology including topics such as the evolution of tactics and strategies of group living, foraging, anti-predation, resource use and defence, cooperation, reproduction, and parental care. This course is equivalent to BIOL 5802 at Carleton University.

Course Component: Lecture

BIO 8403 Advanced Plant Physiology (4 units)

Course Component: Lecture

BIO 8510 Thèmes choisis en biologie (3 crédits)

Aspects de sujets biologiques spécialisés qui ne sont pas couverts dans d'autres cours d'études supérieures.

Volet : Cours magistral

BIO 8520 Études dirigées en biologie (3 crédits)

Enseignement individualisé sur un sujet biologique spécialisé qui n'est pas couvert dans d'autres cours d'études supérieures. Il est interdit de suivre ce cours avec son directeur de thèse. Limite d'une seule étude dirigée par programme.

Volet : Cours magistral

BIO 8900 Séminaire de doctorat / PhD Seminar (2 crédits / 2 units)

Obligatoire au doctorat. L'obtention de crédit est fondée sur la présentation de deux séminaires jugés satisfaisants par le personnel et sur la participation à l'ensemble du cours. / Compulsory for all PhD students. For unit, each student must present two seminars judged to be satisfactory by the staff and must participate in the course as a whole. Ce cours est équivalent à BIOL 5501 à la Carleton University. / This course is equivalent to BIOL 5501 at Carleton University.

Volet / Course Component: Séminaire / Seminar

BIO 8910 Thèmes choisis en biologie / Special Topics in Biology (3 crédits / 3 units)

Aspects de sujets biologiques spécialisés qui ne sont pas couverts dans d'autres cours d'études supérieures. / Selected aspects of specialized biological subjects not covered by other graduate courses.

Volet / Course Component: Cours magistral / Lecture

Prérequis : connaissance passive de l'anglais. / Prerequisite: Passive knowledge of French.

BIO 8938 Interaction entre plantes et animaux / Plant Animal Interactions (3 crédits / 3 units)

Les substances métaboliques secondaires des plantes et leur rôle en tant que phagorépresseurs ou phagostimulants pour les animaux et en tant qu'agents antifongiques ou allélopathiques. On discutera de la co-évolution des plantes et des organismes phytophages (insectes et mammifères) et des dimensions physiologique et écologique de cette relation. / Secondary metabolites of plants and their role as attractants or antifeedants to animals and as allelopathic or antifungal agents. Emphasis will be placed on co-evolution of plants and phytophagous organisms such as insects and mammals, and the ecological and physiological dimensions of this relationship. Offered in alternate years. Ce cours est équivalent à BIOL 6404 à la Carleton University. / This course is equivalent to BIOL 6404 at Carleton University.

Volet / Course Component: Cours magistral / Lecture

BIO 9101 Principles of Toxicology (3 units)

Basic theorems of toxicology with examples of current research problems. The concepts of exposure, hazard and risk assessment will be defined and illustrated with experimental material from some of the more dynamic areas of modern research. This course is equivalent to BIOL 6402 at Carleton University.

Course Component: Lecture

BIO 9104 Ecotoxicology (3 units)

Advances in ecotoxicology with emphasis on the biological effects of contaminants. The potential for biotic perturbance resulting from chronic and acute exposure of ecosystems to selected toxicants will be covered along with the methods, pesticide, herbicide and pollutant residue analysis and the concept of bound residues. This course is equivalent to BIOL 6403 at Carleton University.

Course Component: Lecture

Prerequisite: BIO 9101, CHM 8156.

BIO 9105 Seminar in Toxicology (3 units)

Highlights current topics in toxicology. The student will present a seminar and submit a report on the seminar topic. Student, faculty and invited seminar speakers. This course is equivalent to BIOL 6405 at Carleton University.

Course Component: Lecture

BIO 9701 Photobiologie (3 crédits)

Interaction de la lumière et des organismes vivants. Étude des sujets suivants : introduction à la photochimie et étude détaillée de la photosynthèse, de la vision, de la photosensibilité et du photopériodisme.

Volet : Cours magistral

BIO 9998 Examen de synthèse / Comprehensive Examination

Volet / Course Component: Recherche / Research

BIO 9999 Thèse de doctorat / Ph.D. Thesis

Ce cours est équivalent à BIOL 6909 à la Carleton University. / This course is equivalent to BIOL 6909 at Carleton University.

Volet / Course Component: Recherche / Research