Western University BiologyWestern Science

Summer Offerings

Distance Studies: May 8 - July 28, 2017

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
    3 lecture hours. Distance  
    Antirequisites:
    Notes

    Biology 1001A, 1002B, 1201A, 1202B

    Note:  Biology 1225 is not intended to serve as a prerequisite for other Biology courses and will not fulfill the requirements for entry into the Biology modules.

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2382A: Cell Biology

  • Description
    Molecular and structural organization of cells in relation to function. Composition and dynamics of the plasma membrane and membrane-bound compartments in cells. Synthesis and trafficking of proteins. Cytoskeleton and cell motility. Membrane receptors in signal and energy transduction, cell-cell adhesion and recognition. Excitable membranes.
    Instructor(s)

    D. Maxwell

    Hours

    Distance.  (May 8 to June 16, 2017)

    Prerequisites :
    Notes
    A minimum mark of 60% in either Biology 1001A or 1201A and a minimum mark of 60% in either Biology 1002B or 1202B; Chemistry 1301A/B and 1302A/B or the former Chemistry 1100A/B and 1200B.
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2483B: Ecology

  • Description
    An introduction to ecology, the scientific study of the interactions that determine the distribution and abundance of plants, animals, and microorganisms. Ecological concepts at the organism, population and ecosystem levels will be considered, including tolerance limits, life history evolution, competition, predation, population growth and control, and ecosystem dynamics.
    Instructor(s)

    T. Hain

    Hours

    Distance.  (June 19 to July 28, 2017)

    Prerequisites :
    Notes
    A minimum mark of 60% in either Biology 1001A or 1201A and a minimum mark of 60% in either Biology 1002B or 1202B.
    Course Outline

Summer Evening: May 8 - July 28, 2017

2244B: Analysis & Interpretation of Biological Data

  • Description
    Measurement, sampling, estimation, and statistical hypothesis testing are considered: theory, intuitive background, and practical relevance will be stressed.
    Instructor(s)

    J. Waugh

    Hours

    2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours. 

    Antirequisite(s):
     
     
     
     
    Prerequisites:
     Notes

    Economics 2122A/B, 2222A/B, Geography 2210A/B, Health Sciences 3801A/B, MOS 2242A/B, Psychology 2810, 2820E, 2830A/B, 2850A/B, 2851A/B, Social Work 2207A/B, Sociology 2205A/B, Statistical Sciences 2035, 2141A/B, 2143A/B, 2244A/B, 2858A/B, 2037A/B if taken prior to Fall 2010, the former Psychology 2885 (Brescia), the former Statistical Sciences 2122A/B, the former Social Work 2205.   Note: Statistical Sciences 1024A/B is not an antirequisite.

    A full mathematics course, or equivalent, numbered 1000 or above. Statistical Sciences 1024A/B can be used to meet 0.5 of the 1.0 mathematics course requirement.

     

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Intersession:   May 15 - June 23, 2017

2290A: Scientific Method in Biology

  • Description
    A laboratory couse designed to promote understanding of the scientific method by acquainting students with selected technical and conceptual tools that will enable them to generate,analyze and communicate data from experimental investigations of their own design in the areas of cell biology, population biology and genetics. 
    Instructor(s)

    R. Dean, I. Krajnyk, R. Zabulionis, T. Gray

    Hours
    Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays   9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  
    Prerequisites:
    Notes

    A minimum mark of 60% in either Biology 1001A or 1201A and a minimum mark of 60% in either Biology 1002B or 1202B, or a minimum mark of 60% in eiher the former 1222 or 1223.

    Note:  Mandatory course in most modules offered by the Department of Biology.

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3218F: Biology of the Fungi

  • Description
    This course provides an introduction to the fungi with emphasis on their biology, ecology, genetics and interactions with other organisms, including humans and their crops. Emphasis is on the true fungi, including yeasts, with brief treatment of other fungus-like microbes of the Kingdoms Chromalveolata and Amoebozoa.
    Instructor(s)

    R. Gardiner

    Hours

    Lectures:  Tuesdays, Thursdays  9:00-11:00 a.m.

    Labs:  Tuesdays, Thursdays  1:00-4:00 p.m.

    Prerequisites :
    Notes
    At least 1.0 course in Biology at the 2200-level or higher.
    Course Outline

Summer Day: July 3 - August 11, 2017

1001A: Biology for Science I

  • Description
    The principles of biology taught using an integrative, question-based approach. Topics include inheritance, evolution and ecology. This course is intended for students registered in the Faculty of Science.
    Instructor(s)
    J. Waugh
    Hours

    3 weeks. Blended Course. All lectures will be online.  Labs held on campus in person. This course is not appropriate to fill the breadth requirement.

    Labs: Tuesday, Thursday:  1:30-4:30 p.m. NCB 310

    Prerequisites ;
    Notes

    Grade 12U (SB14U) Biology or Grade 11U (SB13UA) Biology and permission of the Department. A minimum mark of 80% in Grade 12 U Biology (SB14U) is recommended for students registered in a faculty other than the Faculty of Science.

    NOTE: The combination of Biology 1001A and 1002B (with appropriate marks) are the prerequisites for senior Biology courses and admission to modules offered by th Department of Biology and the Basic Medical Science Departments.

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1002B: Biology for Science II

  • Description
    The principles of biology taught using an integrative, question-based approach. This course is primarily intended for students enrolled in the Faculty of Science. Topics include enzyme structure/function, membrane structure/function, bioenergetics, photosynthesis, respiration, molecular genetics.
    Instructor(s)
    N. Sharan
    Hours

    3 weeks. Blended Course. All lectures will be online. Labs held on campus in person. This course is not appropriate to fill the breadth requirement.

    Labs: Tuesday, Thursday 1:30-4:30 p.m. NCB 310

    Prerequisites ;
    Notes

    Grade 12U (SB14U) Biology or Grade 11U (SB13UA) Biology and permission of the Department. A minimum mark of 80% in Grade 12U Biology (SB14U) is recommended for students registered in a faculty other than the Faculty of Science.

    Note: The combination of Biology 1001A and 1002B (with appropriate marks) are the prerequisites for senior Biology courses and admission to modules offered by th Department of Biology and the Basic Medical Science Departments.

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