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Environmental Toxicology Minor

This program provides a thorough overview of environmental toxicology. Students who complete this program will be more qualified and eligible for employment with various businesses, governmental and non-governmental agencies, and academia engaged in environmental monitoring, assessment, and research.

Students who are interested in an environmental toxicology minor should contact the department early.

Program Requirements

A 2.00 or higher grade point average (GPA) is required.

Lower Division Requirements

The following courses are required. Most students who are pursuing science degree programs will already have credit for most of these courses.

Students complete all of

BISC 101 - General Biology (4)

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. Prerequisite: 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. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Onkar Bains
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Tu 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 Tu 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D106 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
BISC 102 - General Biology (4)

Survey of the diversity of life, and its evolutionary history on earth. The student is introduced to the study of genetics, development, and evolution, giving an overview of how these processes interact to produce form and function. Also included are principles of behavior and ecological relationships of organisms to each other and their environment. Prerequisite: 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. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D200 Rolf Mathewes
Miranda Meents
Tu, Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D201 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D202 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D203 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D204 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D205 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D206 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D207 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D208 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D209 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D210 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
BISC 204 - Introduction to Ecology (3)

An introduction to biotic-environmental relationships and dynamics; ecological concepts; population dynamics, variation, adaptation and evolution. Prerequisite: BISC 101 and 102 with a grade of C- or better.

BISC 205 - Principles of Physiology (3)

An integrated exploration of animal and plant physiology, using principles from biology, physics, and chemistry to describe the underlying mechanisms and adaptations that support life. Systems include transport, metabolism, electrical & chemical signalling, sensing and responding. Students will build independent and collaborative skills in data analysis, scientific reasoning, and communication. Prerequisite: BISC 101, BISC 102 and PHYS 102 all with a grade of C- or better. Students who have taken BISC 305 or BISC 366 first may not then take this course for further credit.

CHEM 121 - General Chemistry and Laboratory I (4)

Atomic and molecular structure; chemical bonding; thermochemistry; elements; periodic table; gases liquids, solids, and solutions. This course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisite: Chemistry 12 with a minimum grade of C, or CHEM 109 or 111 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for CHEM 120 or 125 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

CHEM 122 - General Chemistry II (2)

Chemical equilibria; electrochemistry; chemical thermodynamics; kinetics. Students who intend to take further laboratory courses in chemistry should take CHEM 122 concurrently with CHEM 126. Prerequisite: CHEM 120 or 121 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for CHEM 124 or CHEM 180 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Hogan Yu
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D106 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D107 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D108 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D109 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D110 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
CHEM 126 - General Chemistry Laboratory II (2)

Experiments in chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, qualitative analysis, electrochemistry and chemical kinetics. Prerequisite: CHEM 121 with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: CHEM 122. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
LA03 Garry Mund
Tu 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCC 7071, Burnaby
LA04 Garry Mund
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7071, Burnaby
LA05 Garry Mund
We 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCC 7071, Burnaby
LA06 Garry Mund
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7071, Burnaby
LA07 Garry Mund
Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCC 7071, Burnaby
LA08 Garry Mund
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7071, Burnaby
CHEM 281 - Organic Chemistry and Laboratory I (4)

Structure, bonding, physical and chemical properties of simple organic compounds. Introduction to spectroscopy. Kinetics and mechanisms of organic reactions. This course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisite: CHEM 121 with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: CHEM 122. Students with credit for CHEM 280 or CHEM 285 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

MBB 222 - Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (3)

The structure, function and synthesis of proteins, RNA and DNA and their interrelated biological functions within the cell. An introduction to molecular biology techniques and methods of protein purification and analysis. Prerequisite: or Corequisite CHEM 281.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Irina Kovalyova
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
MBB 231 - Cellular Biology and Biochemistry (3)

A study of the molecular processes which underlie cell structure and function, integrating ultrastructural, physiological and biochemical approaches. Modern techniques used in the analysis of organelle and cell function are integral parts of the course. Prerequisite: MBB 222, BISC 101, CHEM 281 with grades of C- or better. Corequisite or Prerequisite: CHEM 282 or CHEM 283.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sophie Sneddon
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D106 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
STAT 201 - Statistics for the Life Sciences (3)

Research methodology and associated statistical analysis techniques for students with training in the life sciences. Intended to be particularly accessible to students who are not specializing in Statistics. Prerequisite: Recommended: 30 units. Students cannot obtain credit for STAT 201 if they already have credit for - or are taking concurrently - STAT 101, 203, 205, 285, or any upper division STAT course. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Tim Swartz
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
OP01 TBD

and one of

CHEM 282 - Organic Chemistry II (2)

Polyfunctional organic compounds and complex organic reactions. Introduction to natural products. Prerequisite: CHEM 281 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for CHEM 283 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Vance Williams
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
CHEM 283 - Organic Chemistry IIb (3)

An advanced treatment of Organic Chemistry II. Topics include dienes and their reactivity, conjugation and aromaticity, aromatic substitution reactions, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, ketones and aldehydes, biological molecules, radical reactions, organometallic reagents, pericyclic reactions and planning multi-step synthesis. Prerequisite: CHEM 281 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for CHEM 282 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Vance Williams
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

and one of

MATH 150 - Calculus I with Review (4)

Designed for students specializing in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing science and engineering. Topics as for Math 151 with a more extensive review of functions, their properties and their graphs. Recommended for students with no previous knowledge of Calculus. In addition to regularly scheduled lectures, students enrolled in this course are encouraged to come for assistance to the Calculus Workshop (Burnaby), or Math Open Lab (Surrey). Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least B+, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least B-, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 151, 154 or 157 may not take MATH 150 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mo, We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
OP01 TBD
MATH 151 - Calculus I (3)

Designed for students specializing in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing science and engineering. Logarithmic and exponential functions, trigonometric functions, inverse functions. Limits, continuity, and derivatives. Techniques of differentiation, including logarithmic and implicit differentiation. The Mean Value Theorem. Applications of differentiation including extrema, curve sketching, Newton's method. Introduction to modeling with differential equations. Polar coordinates, parametric curves. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least A, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least B, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 150, 154 or 157 may not take MATH 151 for further credit. Quantitative.

MATH 154 - Calculus I for the Biological Sciences (3)

Designed for students specializing in the biological and medical sciences. Topics include: limits, growth rate and the derivative; elementary functions, optimization and approximation methods, and their applications; mathematical models of biological processes. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least B, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least C, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 150, 151 or 157 may not take MATH 154 for further credit. Quantitative.

and one of

MATH 152 - Calculus II (3)

Riemann sum, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, definite, indefinite and improper integrals, approximate integration, integration techniques, applications of integration. First-order separable differential equations and growth models. Sequences and series, series tests, power series, convergence and applications of power series. Prerequisite: MATH 150 or 151, with a minimum grade of C-; or MATH 154 or 157 with a grade of at least B. Students with credit for MATH 155 or 158 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Vijaykumar Singh
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
OP01 TBD
MATH 155 - Calculus II for the Biological Sciences (3)

Designed for students specializing in the biological and medical sciences. Topics include: the integral, partial derivatives, differential equations, linear systems, and their applications; mathematical models of biological processes. Prerequisite: MATH 150, 151 or 154, with a minimum grade of C-; or MATH 157 with a grade of at least B. Students with credit for MATH 152 or 158 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mahdieh Malekian
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
OPO1 TBD

and one of

PHYS 101 - Physics for the Life Sciences I (3)

Force and motion, conservation of energy and momentum, fluids, properties of soft matter and thermal physics with applications taken from the life sciences. Prerequisite: BC Principles of Physics 12 or PHYS 100 or equivalent, with a minimum grade of C-. This prerequisite may be waived, at the discretion of the department, as determined by the student's performance on a regularly scheduled PHYS 100 final exam. Please consult the physics advisor for further details. Corequisite: MATH 150 or 151 or 154 or 157; BISC 100 or 101 or 102. Recommended Corequisite: PHYS 132. Students with credit for PHYS 120, 125 or 140 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Andrew DeBenedictis
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D106 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D107 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D108 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D109 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D110 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHYS 120 - Mechanics and Modern Physics (3)

A general calculus-based introduction to mechanics. Topics include translational and rotational motion, momentum, energy, gravitation, and selected topics in modern physics. Prerequisite: BC Principles of Physics 12 or PHYS 100 or equivalent, with a minimum grade of C-. This prerequisite may be waived, at the discretion of the department, as determined by the student's performance on a regularly scheduled PHYS 100 final exam. Please consult the physics advisor for further details. Corequisite: MATH 150 or 151 or 154. Recommended Corequisite: PHYS 132. Students with credit for PHYS 101, 125 or 140 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

PHYS 125 - Mechanics and Special Relativity (3)

An enriched course in mechanics for students with good preparation in physics and mathematics. Special relativity and classical topics such as translational and rotational dynamics and conservation laws will be given a much more sophisticated treatment than in our other first-year courses. Prerequisite: Permission of the department. Corequisite: MATH 151. Recommended Corequisite: PHYS 132. Students with credit for PHYS 101, 120 or PHYS 140 may not take PHYS 125 for further credit. Quantitative.

PHYS 140 - Studio Physics - Mechanics and Modern Physics (4)

A general calculus-based introduction to mechanics taught in an integrated lecture-laboratory environment. Topics include translational and rotational motion, momentum, energy, gravitation, and selected topics in modern physics. Prerequisite: BC Principles of Physics 12, or PHYS 100 or equivalent, with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: MATH 150 or 151 or 154. Students with credit for PHYS 125 or 120 or 101 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

and one of

PHYS 102 - Physics for the Life Sciences II (3)

Waves and optics; electricity and magnetism; modern physics emphasizing radioactivity, with applications taken from the life sciences. Prerequisite: PHYS 101 or 120 or 125 or 140; MATH 150 or 151 or 154 or 157; both with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: BISC 100 or 101 or 102. Recommended Corequisites: MATH 152, 155 or 158; PHYS 133. Students with credit for PHYS 121, 126, or 141 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Andrew DeBenedictis
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D106 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D107 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D108 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D109 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D110 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHYS 121 - Optics, Electricity and Magnetism (3)

A general calculus-based introduction to electricity, magnetism and optics. Topics include electricity, magnetism, simple circuits, optics and topics from applied physics. Prerequisite: PHYS 120 or 125 or 140, with a minimum grade of C-, or PHYS 101 with a minimum grade of B. Corequisite: MATH 152 or 155. Recommended Corequisite: PHYS 133. Students with credit for PHYS 102, 126 or 141 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sarah Johnson
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D106 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHYS 126 - Electricity, Magnetism and Light (3)

An enriched course in electromagnetism for students with good preparation in physics and mathematics. Classical topics such as waves, electricity and magnetism, as well as wave particle duality and the birth of Quantum Mechanics, will be given a much more sophisticated treatment than in our other first year courses. Prerequisite: PHYS 125 or permission of the department. Corequisite: MATH 152. Recommended Corequisite: PHYS 133. Students with credit in PHYS 102, 121 or 141 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

PHYS 141 - Studio Physics - Optics, Electricity and Magnetism (4)

A general calculus-based introduction to electricity, magnetism and optics taught in an integrated lecture-laboratory environment. Topics include electricity, magnetism, simple circuits, optics and topics from applied physics. Prerequisite: PHYS 120 or PHYS 125 or PHYS 140, with a minimum grade of C-, or PHYS 101 with a minimum grade of B. Corequisite: MATH 152 or MATH 155. Students with credit for PHYS 126 or 121 or 102 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Upper Division Requirements

Students complete both of

BISC 308 - Environmental Toxicology: An Ecological Perspective (3)

Students are introduced to the major environmental toxicants, their sources, and interactions with terrestrial and aquatic environments. Through historical and current case studies of environmental toxicants, this course will provide an understanding of the basic principles of environmental toxicology particularly as they apply to populations, communities and ecosystems. Prerequisite: BISC 101, BISC 102, and either BISC 204 or GEOG 215, all with C- or better. Students who have taken BISC 312, or special topics course BISC 473 with the title "Introduction to Environmental Toxicology", may not take this course for further credit.

BISC 313 - Environmental Toxicology: A Mechanistic Perspective (3)

Students are introduced to general principles of toxicological action, testing, evaluation and assessment. The environmental fate and toxic mechanisms of action of several important classes of environmental pollutants in several organisms (including humans) will be examined at different levels of organization, from the molecular and biochemical to the function of organ systems and behavior. Prerequisite: BISC 101 and one of BISC 204, GEOG 215, or MBB 231; all with a grade of C- or better.

and one of

BISC 305 - Animal Physiology (3)

A comparative study of basic physiological mechanisms in invertebrates and vertebrates. Prerequisite: BISC 205 and MBB 231 and PHYS 102 (or PHYS 121 or 126 or 141) with a grade of C- or better.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Inigo Novales Flamarique
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
BISC 366 - Plant Physiology (3)

The plant's physical environment and the physiological basis (mechanisms and principles) of the interaction between plants and their environment in relation to their survival and ecological distribution. Prerequisite: BISC 205 and MBB 231 with a grade of C- or better.

BPK 305 - Human Physiology I (3)

A detailed examination of the physiology and pathophysiology of the cardiac, vascular and respiratory systems. The course focuses on integration of physiological mechanisms at the molecular, cellular and systems levels. Prerequisite: BPK 205, MBB 231 (or 201), MATH 155 (or 152). Majors from outside BPK require BPK 205 (or BISC 305), MBB 231 (or 201), MATH 155 (or 152) plus permission of the instructor.

BPK 306 - Human Physiology II (3)

A detailed examination of the physiology and pathophysiology of the nervous system, skeletal muscle and connective tissue. The course focuses on integration of physiological mechanisms at the molecular, cellular and systems levels. Prerequisite: BPK 207. Corequisite: BPK 305. Majors from outside BPK require BPK 205 (or BISC 305), MBB 231 (or 201), MATH 155 (or 152) plus permission of the instructor.

and three of

BISC 309 - Conservation Biology (3)

An examination of the primary threats to biodiversity, how biological processes contribute to the persistence of populations and structure of communities, and species and landscape approaches to conservation in the real world. Prerequisite: BISC 204 with a grade of C- or better. Students who have taken BISC 474 in Spring 2006 or BISC 475 in Spring 2008 as special topics courses titled 'Conservation Ecology' cannot take this course for further credit.

BISC 435 - Introduction to Pest Management (3)

Survey of the natures, causes and consequences of pest problems and of the natural and applied factors and processes that determine their occurrence and intensity. Prerequisite: BISC 317 with a grade of C- or better, or 75 units.

BISC 439 - Industrial Microbiology (4)

This course introduces students to the use of microorganisms in biotechnology, e.g. in the environmental, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. The lectures will cover the unique physiology/biochemistry of industrial microorganisms and their use in processes such as fermentation, bioremediation, chemical synthesis and protein production. The laboratory component is designed as a series of exercises that form a complete research project. Prerequisite: BISC 303 with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent.

BISC 445 - Environmental Physiology of Animals (3)

A discussion of the physiological mechanisms and adaptations which permit animals to live in diverse environments. The course will adopt a comparative approach to physiology. Prerequisite: BISC 205 and MBB 231 with a grade of C- or better.

BPK 431 - Integrative Cancer Biology (3)

Core concepts in cancer biology ranging from the clinical and pathological basis of carcinogenesis to the molecular and cellular changes involved in cancer development. Emphasis will be on the complex interactions of lifestyle factors, genetics and social cultural determinants on cancer risk. Prerequisite: MBB 231 (or MBB 201) and at least 90 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Miriam Rosin
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
CHEM 371 - Chemistry of the Aqueous Environment (3)

An introduction to chemical processes in the aqueous environment. Quantitative treatment of the variables determining the composition of natural systems. Chemistry of aqueous toxic agents, wastewater treatment, and related matters. Prerequisite: CHEM 281 and CHEM 360, both with a minimum grade of C-. Quantitative.

HSCI 323 - Principles of Pharmacology and Toxicology (3)

Biological, molecular and biochemical actions of drugs and toxicants. Genetic and environmental risk determinants. Understanding the broad spectrum of toxicological problems encountered in clinical practice, drug development and regulation, and medical research. Prerequisite: MBB 231, CHEM 282, both with a minimum grade of C-.

REM 311 - Applied Ecology (3)

Builds on foundational ecological concepts to study the ecological processes that govern the dynamics of populations. Students will use quantitative models to examine the role of data, variability, uncertainty, and assumptions in science and decision making. Students will learn how to improve the sustainable use of natural capital by applying scientific data, ecological theory, ecological models, critical thinking, and Adaptive Management to societal decisions. Prerequisite: REM 100 or EVSC 100; BISC 204 or GEOG 215 or REM 211; STAT 201 or STAT 203 or STAT 205 or GEOG 251 or equivalent. Recommended: REM 225. Quantitative.

REM 350 - Energy Management for a Sustainable Climate and Society (4)

An interdisciplinary approach to transforming energy systems in pursuit of sustainable climate and society. Perspectives include thermodynamics, resource potentials, technological potentials, economic evaluation, implementation of transformative public policies, political-economy assessment of policy constraints, national and sub-national governance options, behavioural change potentials, global diplomacy, and pursuit of greater equity within and between countries. Prerequisite: 45 units.

REM 412 - Environmental Modeling (4)

Students receive hands-on experience in the construction and analysis of computer simulation models of environmental and ecological systems and problems. Prerequisite: REM 100 or EVSC 100; BISC 204 or GEOG 215 or REM 211; STAT 201 or STAT 203 or STAT 205 or GEOG 251 or equivalent; and 60 units. Recommended: REM 225. Quantitative.

REM 445 - Environmental Risk Assessment (4)

Students receive theory and practical experience in the control and management of hazardous substances in the environment. This includes the application of techniques used to assess toxicological, ecological and human health risks of contaminants within the current regulatory framework. Prerequisite: MATH 151 or 154 or 157; STAT 201 or 203 or 205 or GEOG 251 or equivalent; and 60 units.

and their prerequisites. Students missing REM prerequisites for REM courses may apply to the REM undergraduate program assistant for a waiver.