Spring 2022 - BISC 333 D100

Developmental Biology (3)

Class Number: 1789

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    SWH 10081, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 13, 2022
    8:00 AM – 8:00 AM
    TAKE HOME-EXAM, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    BISC 202, MBB 222, MBB 231 with a grade of C- or better.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Classical and modern experimental approaches will be described for understanding development of embryos of several species having common and distinctive features. These approaches are at the organismal, cellular, molecular and genetic levels.

COURSE DETAILS:

This is an introductory course in Developmental Biology. It focuses on a number of model organisms (plants, invertebrates and vertebrates) and addresses key questions such as: How do cells adopt characteristics that make them different from one another in developing embryos? How do these cells organize themselves to form an intact animal or plant? The course will cover the sequence of events during embryogenesis (pattern formation, cell fate specification, cell migration and morphogenetic events, cell differentiation, organogenesis) with the goal of illustrating general principles and molecular mechanisms of development. The course is aimed at a general audience of biology students. The course is introductory but requires a basic understanding of genetics and cell and molecular biology.

Course Website: https://canvas.sfu.ca/

Grading

  • Tutorials: 5%
  • Quizzes 20%
  • Midterm 1 25%
  • Midterm 2 25%
  • Final Exam 25%

NOTES:

This is a tentative outline and may be subject to change.

MODE OF TEACHING:

Lecture: Synchronous

Laboratory: No lab

Tutorial: Synchronous

Exams: Take-homes, dates: TBA

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

The exams in this course will be mostly done at home and submitted on-line. To successfully participate in this course, you need internet access and a computer or tablet (a phone is not sufficient).

REQUIRED READING:

None.

RECOMMENDED READING:

Principles of Development. Wolpert and Tickle, 5th or 6th edition, 2015 (Oxford University Press)


Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2022

Teaching at SFU in spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the spring 2022 term.