Western University BiologyWestern Science

2014-2015 Graduate Courses Offered

Summer 2015 Half Courses

Course NumberNotes Title, Instructor and Outline

Biology 9654L

This course will be taught in an accelerated timeframe

Special Topics in Animal Physiology II: Quantitiative Approaches to Environmental Physiology (Guglielmo & Staples)


Fall 2014 Half Courses

Course NumberNotes Title, Instructor and Outline
Biology 9440A Associated with Biology 4200A Topics in Ecology & Evolution: Entomology
Biology 9510A Maximum Enrollment: 14 Plant Molecular Biology (Kohalmi)
Biology 9516A Maximum Enrollment: 15 Molecular Microbe-Plant Interactions (Wang)
Biology 9563A Maximum Enrollment: 15 Topics in Genetics I: Perspectives in Mutation (Hill)
Biology 9610A Plant Stress Biology (Hüner & Maxwell)
Biology 9912A Maximum Enrollment: 6 Biological Electron Microscopy (Gardiner)
Biology 9914A Maximum Enrollment: 8 Oral Communication in Biology (Moehring)
Biology 9915A Maximum Enrollment: 15
Associated with Biology 4259F
Analytical Methods & Study Design in Biology (Rubin)
Biology 9916A Maximum Enrollment: 15
May not be taken for credit by students who took Biology 9240A with Dr. Rubin
Statistical Modeling of Biological Data (Rubin)

Winter 2015 Half Courses

Course NumberNotes Title, Instructor and Outline
Biology 9219B Priority registration to students registered in the MMASc program
then opens to Biology graduate students
Maximum enrollment: 30
Bioethical Perspectives (Hill)
Biology 9289B Associated with Biology 4289B Biosystematics and Phylogenetics (Lachance)
Biology 9419B  Maximum enrollment: 12 Global Change Biology (Henry)
Biology 9440B Maximum enrollment: 8 Algal Ecology and Physiology (Trick)
Biology 9561B Maximum enrollment: 10 Topics in Genes and Genomes I: Genomics in Modern Biology (Grbic, M.)
Biology 9561B Topics in Genes and Genomes I: Genome Editting (Percival-Smith)
Biology 9563B  Maximum Enrollment: 15 Topics in Genetics I: Advances in Epigenetics (Singh & Kramer)
Biology 9613B Minimum enrollment: 4 / Maximum enrollment: 12 Plant Ecophysiology (Way)

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 2014 term are as noted below:

  • For all undergraduate course forms, the deadline is Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 4:00PM
  • For all graduate course forms, the deadline is Friday, January 23, 2015 at 4:00PM