Spring 2020 - BISC 113 C100
Biology in Everyday Life (3)
Class Number: 2572
Delivery Method: Distance Education
Course Times + Location:
Exam Times + Location:
Feb 24, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
SSCK 9500, Burnaby
Apr 15, 2020
3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
TAKE HOME-EXAM, Burnaby
Prerequisites:Recommended: Students with a C or better in Biology 12, who are considering a BISC major, are encouraged to proceed directly to BISC 101 and 102.
Emphasizes the biology relevant to everyday life and the methods by which biologists address scientific questions. Topics covered include evolution; human inheritance, reproduction, and development; nutrition, activity, wellness and cancer; agriculture and genetic engineering; and biodiversity and human affairs. Students with credit for HSCI 100, BISC 101, 102, or succeeding Biology courses, may not take BISC 113 for further credit. Breadth-Science.
- Weekly Quizzes 15%
- Assignment 1 10%
- Assignment 2 10%
- Project 15%
- Mid-term Exam 20%
- Final Exam 30%
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
All Required Readings listed below are not provided by the Distance Education Office (CODE).
Biology for the Informed Citizen with Physiology (2014), Bozzone & Green
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Required Readings listed on the course outlines are the responsibility of the student to purchase. Textbooks are available for purchase at the SFU Bookstore on the Burnaby campus or online through the Bookstore's website.
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