Western University BiologyWestern Science

2013-2014 Graduate Courses Offered

Fall 2013 Half Courses

Course NumberMaximum Enrollment Title, Instructor and Outline
Biology 9214A 20 Teach the Controversy (Lachance)
- Outline (PDF)
Biology 9240A 30 Topics in Biology (Analytical Methods and Study Design in Biology) (Rubin)
- Outline (PDF)
Biology 9316A 8 Model Systems in Cell and Developmental Biology (Damjanovski)
- Outline (PDF)
Biology 9440A 12 Topics in Ecology & Evolution (Entomology) (McNeil)
- Outline (PDF)
Biology 9653A 12 Topics in Animal Physiology I (Omics in Integrative Animal Biology) (Guglielmo/Sinclair)
- Outline (PDF)
Biology 9912A 10 Biological Electron Microscopy (Gardiner)
- Outline (PDF)

Winter 2014 Half Courses

Course NumberMaximum Enrollment Title, Instructor and Outline
Biology 9259B Research Hypothesis Testing (offered as a distance course--for information contact Dr. Bailey at robert_bailey@cbu.ca) (Bailey)
- Outline (PDF)
Biology 9289B Biosystematics and Phylogenetics (Lachance)
- Outline (PDF)
Biology 9437B Hormones & Behaviour (S MacDougall-Shackleton)
- Outline (PDF)
Biology 9438B Topics in Landscape Genetics (Keyghobadi)
- Outline (PDF)
Biology 9440B Topics in Ecology & Evolution (Biodiversity & Ecosystem Function) (Lindo)
- Outline (PDF)
Biology 9440B 15 Topics in Ecology & Evolution (Movement Behaviour & Analysis) (Morbey)
- Outline (PDF)
Biology 9510B 12 Plant Molecular Biology (V Grbic)
- Outline (PDF)
Biology 9561B 10 Topics in Genes and Genomes I (Genome Evolution) (Smith)
- Outline (PDF)
Biology 9563B Topic in Genetics I (Advances in Epigenetics) (Singh)
 - Outline (PDF)
Biology 9600B 10 Physiology & Biochemistry I (Macfie/Bernards)
- Outline (PDF) Note: Priority to students registered in the P&B stream of study
Biology 9913B 10 Written Communications in Biology (Macfie)
- Outline (PDF)

Course Registration

Starting with the September 2011 term, students will register online for their Biology graduate courses through the Student Centre.  

Although paperwork will not be required for students enrolling in Biology graduate courses for credit, students who wish to audit Biology graduate courses, take or audit undergraduate courses (approved by their advisory committee in writing) or take or audit out of program courses, will still be required to submit the appropriate paper forms as noted below.  This includes enrollment in the collaborative programs Environment & Sustainability and Developmental Biology. 

Students who were in enrolled in the Biology graduate program before September 1, 2010, will continue to be enrolled in either Biology 9100 (Master’s program) or Biology 9150 (Doctoral program) as a graduate course, however, the graduate program coordinator will look after this.  For all students who joined the graduate program on September 1, 2010 and going forward, Biology 9100 and Biology 9150 will appear as a milestone on the academic record.  Students are no longer required to do anything with respect to to enrollment for Biology 9100 and Biology 9150.  

For additional information on course enrollment, please see the SGPS website http://grad.uwo.ca/current_students/course_enrollment.htm

Course Enrolment Forms and Deadlines

To audit a Biology course, students must complete the “Graduate Course Audit Form” found on the following website.


To take an out of program course, including the collaborative programs Developmental Biology and Environment and Sustainability, students must complete the “Request to Enrol in a Graduate Course Outside Home Program” linked below.*


To take an undergrad course for credit or audit as approved by the advisory committee (must be on appropriate advisory committee meeting form), students must complete the “Graduate Student Taking Undergraduate Course Form”.*


*Where paper enrolment forms are required, you must:

  • complete both forms on the sheet where applicable
  • ensure that if you have two supervisors, both sign the form, and
  • submit the completed form to the Graduate Program Coordinator before the posted term deadline

Graduate students in Biology may also select their courses from those offered through the Collaborative Program in Environment and Sustainability.

For information on the courses, please contact the instructors directly.

Deadlines for the submission of paper enrollment forms to BGS 2025 for the winter 2013 term are as noted below:

  • For all undergraduate course forms, the deadline is Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 4:00PM
  • For all graduate course forms, the deadline is Friday, January 24, 2014 at 4:00PM