Fall 2019 - BISC 101 D100

General Biology (4)

Class Number: 2649

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    SSCC 9001, Burnaby

    Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    SSCC 9001, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 5, 2019
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    GYM CENTRAL, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    High school Biology 12 (or equivalent) with a C grade or better, or BISC 100 with C- or better, or BISC 113 with C+ or better, or HSCI 100 with C+ or better; and High school Chemistry 12 (or equivalent) with a C grade or better, or CHEM 111 with a C- or better.



An introduction to the biochemical and physiological mechanisms of living organisms. Topics covered include cell structure and function, DNA replication and the flow of genetic information, enzyme function, metabolism and physiology of microorganisms, plants, and animals. Breadth-Science.


Cell biology 
cell structure and function, cell cycle, cell replication
DNA replication, genes to proteins
DNA technology, genomics, biotechnology
metabolism and enzymes
cellular respiration  

Plant biology    
plant cells and photosynthesis
growth and development
plant nutrition and transport processes
angiosperm reproduction
plant hormones and interactions with environment  

Animal biology    
form and function; different tissue types
nutrition and digestion
circulatory and respiratory systems; immune function
excretion and homeostasis; hormones
nervous, muscle and sensory systems


  • 1st Lecture Midterm 15%
  • 2nd Lecture Midterm 15%
  • Lecture Final exam 30%
  • Lab and Tutorial Preparation 15%
  • Lab Final 25%


**You must pass the Lab part of the course (20/40) to pass BISC101



Freeman, Harrington & Sharp. 2018. Biological Science (3rd Canadian Edition). Pearson, Toronto.

Registrar Notes:

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