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Graduate Studies Calendar 2018-2019 Courses of Instruction Course Descriptions B Biology BIOL
Biology BIOL

Instruction offered by members of the Department of Biological Sciences in the Faculty of Science.

For other courses offered by the Department of Biological Sciences see Biochemistry; Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology; Ecology; Marine Sciences; Plant Biology; Zoology.

Graduate Courses

Enrolment in any graduate course requires consent of the Department. Only when appropriate to a student's program may graduate credit be received for courses numbered 500-599. 600-level courses are available with permission to undergraduate students in the final year of their program.

Biology 601       Research Seminar

Reports on studies of the literature or of current research. Graduate students normally register in their supervisor's research cluster.

601.01. Biochemistry I

601.02. Biochemistry II

601.03. Integrative Cell Biology I

601.04. Integrative Cell Biology II

601.05. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology I

601.06. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology II

601.11. Microbiology I

601.12. Microbiology II


Course Hours:
3 units; H(1S-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Biology 607       Special Problems in Biology
Independent research or reading project that may include, seminars, term papers and training in theoretical and/or laboratory methods.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0 or 0-6)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Biology 609       Advanced Statistical Applications in Biology
This course explains and demonstrates the analysis of biological data with general linear models, generalized linear models, maximum-likelihood fitting of non-linear models, and resampling techniques. Content is presented in a workshop format, so that students learn the application of computer analysis coincidentally with statistical concepts.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Ecology 425 or consent of the Department.
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Biology 617       Darwin’s Origin of Species
An examination of the first edition of Charles Darwin's “On the Origin of Species” and related writings. Students will lead discussions of scientific, philosophical, and other issues raised by the book.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.    
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Biology 619       Advanced Evolutionary Biology
The theory of organic evolution. Historical development of evolutionary ideas. Darwin's contribution. The mechanism of natural selection; sexual, kin and group selection. The application of the theory in biogeography, ecology, ethology and other areas of biology.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Biology 703       Recent Advances in Biology
Lectures, seminars and/or laboratories on special advanced topics in biological sciences. Each student should seek consent of a departmental faculty member who will supervise the chosen study.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0) or H(0-6)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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