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Distance Courses

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2471B: Vertebrate Biology

Distance courses are courses where students are physically separated from the instructor and classmates for the entirety of the course.

Distance courses are organized and run through the office of Distance Studies in the Registrar's Office and all instruction is on-line allowing you to pursue university studies without having to be on campus. This form of instruction allows you both time and place flexibility to meet your educational objectives.

Mid-term tests and final examinations, if applicable, for Distance courses must be written in-person at one of seven test centres: London, Ottawa, Toronto, Barrie, Sudbury, Calgary, or Vancouver.

For the 2014-2015 academic year the Department of Biology is offering the following Distance courses:

1225: An Introduction to the Biology of Organisms

  • Description
    A study of the whole organism with emphasis on organization, growth, development, integration, reproduction and heredity.
    Instructor(s)
    M. Butler
    Hours
    1.0 course.
    Prerequisites &
    Notes
    Academic Calendar
    Course Outline

3224F: Selected Topics (Writing Biology)

  • Description
    Selected topics of current interest in Biology. The topics may vary each year. Specific topics will be available from the Department prior to registration.
    Instructor(s)
    B. Fenton
    Hours
    0.5 course.
    Prerequisites &
    Notes
    A minimum mark of 60% in Biology 1001A or 1201A and Biology 1002B or 1202B or the former Biology 1222, 1223 and at least one half course in Biology at the 2200 level or above, or permission of the Department.
    Academic Calendar
    Course Outline

3224G: Selected Topics (Writing Biology)

  • Description
    Selected topics of current interest in Biology. The topics may vary each year. Specific topics will be available from the Department prior to registration.
    Instructor(s)
    B. Fenton
    Hours
    0.5 course.
    Prerequisites &
    Notes
    A minimum mark of 60% in Biology 1001A or 1201A and Biology 1002B or 1202B or the former Biology 1222, 1223 and at least one half course in Biology at the 2200 level or above, or permission of the Department.
    Academic Calendar
    Course Outline