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Department of Archaeology | Faculty of Environment Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2022

Biological Anthropology

Certificate

Program Requirements

Students complete at least 27 units as set out below, with a minimum 2.25 GPA calculated on grades in the certificate program courses.

Core Requirements

All of

ARCH 131 - Human Origins (3)

A non-technical survey of the primate background of humans, fossil primates, and fossil humans, and the associated evidence of cultural development. An introduction to physical anthropology. Breadth-Social Sci/Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Dennis Sandgathe
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
D200 Mark Collard
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
OL01 Distance Education
ARCH 373 - Human Osteology (5) *

A detailed and lab-intensive study of the human skeletal remains and dental variation. Designed for students to learn how to identify all the bones in the human skeleton, both whole and fragmentary. Focuses on archaeological and forensic field and lab applications for the study of the human skeleton. Prerequisite: ARCH 131 or any lower division ARCH, BISC, HSCI, or BPK course.

and one 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 Kevin Lam
Zamir Punja
Agata Becalska
Nadine Wicks
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101 Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D102 Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D103 Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCB 8210, Burnaby
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D104 We 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D105 We 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
BLU 10921, Burnaby
D106 We 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCB 8210, Burnaby
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D107 We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
AQ 5018, Burnaby
D108 We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D110 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
D111 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
D112 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
SSCB 8210, Burnaby
D113 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
D114 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
D115 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
SSCB 8210, 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
D100 Onkar Bains
Edward Pokrishevsky
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101 Tu 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D102 Tu 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D103 Tu 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D104 Tu 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D105 We 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D106 We 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D107 We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D109 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
D110 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
D111 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Th 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
D112 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
D113 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Fr 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
D114 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Fr 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
D115 We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D116 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D200 Ivona Mladenovic
We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 2600, Surrey
D201 Mo 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SRYC 2750, Surrey
D202 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SRYC 2750, Surrey
D203 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2750, Surrey
D204 Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SRYC 2750, Surrey
LAS1 Tu 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2960, Surrey
LAS2 Tu 12:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 2960, Surrey

and one of

ARCH 376 - Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (4)

Theory, method, and operation of the application of statistical techniques to the description, classification, analysis, and interpretation of archaeological data. Prerequisite: ARCH 101 or ARCH 201, and any one of ARCH 285, GEOG 251, PSYC 210, STAT 101, STAT 201, STAT 203, or STAT 205. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Bob Muir
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 9152, Burnaby
D101 Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3148.1, Burnaby
STAT 305 - Introduction to Biostatistical Methods for Health Sciences (3)

Intermediate statistical techniques for the health sciences. Review of introductory concepts in statistics and probability including hypothesis testing, estimation and confidence intervals for means and proportions. Contingency tables and the analysis of multiple 2x2 tables. Correlation and regression. Multiple regression and model selection. Logistic regression and odds ratios. Basic concepts in survival analysis. This course may not be used to satisfy the upper division requirements of the Statistics major or honours program. Prerequisite: One of STAT 201, STAT 203, STAT 205, STAT 270, or BUS 232, with a minimum grade of C-. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sonja Isberg
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
OP01 TBD

and three of

ARCH 322 - Special Topics in Biological Anthropology I (3)

Select topics relating to biological anthropology. Variable units: 3, 4, 5. Prerequisite: ARCH 131.

Section Day/Time Location
E100 Tu 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
Distance Education
ARCH 323 - Special Topics in Biological Anthropology II (3)

Select topics relating to biological anthropology. Variable units: 3, 4, 5. Prerequisite: ARCH 131 or any lower division biology course.

ARCH 344 - Primate Behaviour (3)

The evolution of the primate order and the ecology and behavior characterizing the different grades of primates: prosimians, monkeys, and apes. Current trends in interpreting primate behavior are emphasized. Prerequisite: ARCH 131 or any lower division biology course. Students with credit for ARCH 333 Special Topics in Archaeology II: Primate Behaviour may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Birute Galdikas
We 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SWH 9152, Burnaby
ARCH 383 - Ancient and Forensic DNA (3)

Introduces molecular biology techniques used to analyze DNA to address archaeological questions and applications to degraded DNA samples for forensic identification of human remains and conservation of endangered species. Prerequisite: Any lower division ARCH, BISC, BPK, CHEM, CRIM or HSCI course.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Dongya Yang
Th 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3159, Burnaby
ARCH 385 - Paleoanthropology (4)

The relationship between culture and biology in prehistoric human evolution. The recognition and critical evaluation of the significance of the similarities and differences among fossil human types. Prerequisite: ARCH 131 and 272/272W.

ARCH 452 - Ancient Health and Disease (4)

Introduces the study of ancient and historic diseases in humans and animals as expressed in bones, teeth, mummified remains, art, and historical documents. Provides a foundation for the interpretation of pathological conditions in the human skeleton and the impact of social change on human health and well-being over time. Prerequisite: ARCH 373 or HSCI 321, HSCI 324, BPK 303, BPK 324, BPK 325, BPK 326. ARCH 373 is recommended. Students who have taken ARCH 332 under this topic may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D200 Jennifer Austen
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
EDB 9643, Burnaby
D201 Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
EDB 9643, Burnaby

* With a minimum grade of B.

Additional Course

Students must complete one additional course from the list below

ARCH 322 - Special Topics in Biological Anthropology I (3) **

Select topics relating to biological anthropology. Variable units: 3, 4, 5. Prerequisite: ARCH 131.

Section Day/Time Location
E100 Tu 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
Distance Education
ARCH 323 - Special Topics in Biological Anthropology II (3) **

Select topics relating to biological anthropology. Variable units: 3, 4, 5. Prerequisite: ARCH 131 or any lower division biology course.

ARCH 344 - Primate Behaviour (3) **

The evolution of the primate order and the ecology and behavior characterizing the different grades of primates: prosimians, monkeys, and apes. Current trends in interpreting primate behavior are emphasized. Prerequisite: ARCH 131 or any lower division biology course. Students with credit for ARCH 333 Special Topics in Archaeology II: Primate Behaviour may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Birute Galdikas
We 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SWH 9152, Burnaby
ARCH 383 - Ancient and Forensic DNA (3) **

Introduces molecular biology techniques used to analyze DNA to address archaeological questions and applications to degraded DNA samples for forensic identification of human remains and conservation of endangered species. Prerequisite: Any lower division ARCH, BISC, BPK, CHEM, CRIM or HSCI course.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Dongya Yang
Th 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3159, Burnaby
ARCH 385 - Paleoanthropology (4)

The relationship between culture and biology in prehistoric human evolution. The recognition and critical evaluation of the significance of the similarities and differences among fossil human types. Prerequisite: ARCH 131 and 272/272W.

ARCH 435 - Field Work Practicum (0) +

A practical application of the background knowledge and specific techniques of ARCH 433 and 434. It takes place in a research oriented field excavation. Evaluation of student performance is based upon assessments of efficiency and accuracy of excavation techniques/recording procedures, and upon the student's overall contribution to the smooth functioning of the team. Students may repeat this course for credit when the field project is different. Variable units: 3, 4, 5, 6. Prerequisite: ARCH 282 or 372 and permission of the department. Normally taken concurrently with ARCH 433 and 434.

ARCH 436 - Biological Anthropology Field Practicum (0)

A practical application of the background knowledge and specific techniques of ARCH 433 and 434. It takes place in a research oriented field excavation. Evaluation of student performance is based upon assessments of efficiency and accuracy of excavation techniques/recording procedures, and upon the student's overall contribution to the smooth functioning of the team. Students may repeat this course for credit. Variable units: 3, 4, 5, 6. Prerequisite: ARCH 373 and permission of the department. Normally taken concurrently with ARCH 433 and ARCH 434.

ARCH 442 - Forensic Anthropology (4)

Focuses on the role of the forensic anthropologist in medico-legal death investigations, such as the recovery, identification and determination of cause of death of human remains found in a variety of settings. The lab component provides an overview of anthropological methods of examination of human skeletal remains, such as the estimation of sex and age, and trauma analysis. Prerequisite: ARCH 373 or CRIM 357, BPK 303, BPK 324, BPK 325, BPK 326. ARCH 373 is recommended.

ARCH 452 - Ancient Health and Disease (4) **

Introduces the study of ancient and historic diseases in humans and animals as expressed in bones, teeth, mummified remains, art, and historical documents. Provides a foundation for the interpretation of pathological conditions in the human skeleton and the impact of social change on human health and well-being over time. Prerequisite: ARCH 373 or HSCI 321, HSCI 324, BPK 303, BPK 324, BPK 325, BPK 326. ARCH 373 is recommended. Students who have taken ARCH 332 under this topic may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D200 Jennifer Austen
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
EDB 9643, Burnaby
D201 Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
EDB 9643, Burnaby
BISC 202 - Genetics (3)

Principles and concepts of the transmission of genetic information. Prerequisite: BISC 101 and 102 with a grade of C- or better.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Kevin Lam
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
WMC 3520, Burnaby
D101 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D102 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D103 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D104 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D105 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D106 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D107 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D108 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D109 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D110 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
BISC 300 - Evolution (3)

The phenomenon of organic evolution, and the major forces leading to changes in allele frequencies over time, i.e. natural selection and genetic drift. Topics include adaptation, speciation, the origin of life, and the major evolutionary trends over geological time. Prerequisite: BISC 202 with a grade of C- or better. Recommended: BISC 204. Students with credit for BISC 400 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Arne Mooers
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3260, Burnaby
D101 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D102 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D103 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D104 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D105 Mo 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D106 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D107 Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
BISC 302W - Genetic Analysis (3)

Discussion and manipulations of some of the organisms and techniques applicable to genetic analysis. Students are required to come into the lab on average of two hours per week in addition to the four hour scheduled lab each week for project work. Prerequisite: BISC 202 with a grade of C- or better. Students with credit for BISC 302 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Kathleen Fitzpatrick
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10041, Burnaby
AQ 3005, Burnaby
LAB1 Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8133, Burnaby
LAB2 We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8133, Burnaby
LAB3 Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8133, Burnaby
BISC 316 - Vertebrate Biology (4)

A review of the evolution and the taxonomy of the vertebrate classes. A comparative study of their organ systems and functions with particular reference to reproduction. A comparison of the functional morphology of some species by laboratory dissections. Prerequisite: BISC 101 and 102 with a grade of C- or better.

BISC 333 - Developmental Biology (3)

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

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sherryl Bisgrove
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10081, Burnaby
D101 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D102 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D103 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D104 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D105 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
BISC 410 - Behavioral Ecology (3)

An introduction to the evolution of behavior and its adaptiveness in a natural context. Prerequisite: BISC 102 and either BISC 204 or GEOG 215, all with a grade of C- or better.

BISC 422 - Population Genetics (3)

Theoretical and experimental aspects of inheritance at the population level. Topics include Hardy-Weinberg, one- and two-locus selection theory, introduction to quantitative genetics, and Fisher's fundamental theorem of natural selection. Prerequisite: BISC 202 with a grade of C- or better and STAT 201.

BISC 440 - Biodiversity (3)

The production and organization of biodiversity (investigations of species, and an in-depth look at taxonomy, systematics and phylogenetics). Evolutionary and ecological theories behind the patterns of biodiversity (the current and future geographic distribution of species, and how biodiversity is related to ecosystem function). The values society gives biodiversity (how our values are reflected in law and regulation). Prerequisite: BISC 300, STAT 201 or equivalent, both with C or better, plus 75 units. Students with credit for BISC 440W may not repeat this course for further credit.

or BISC 440W - Biodiversity (3)

The production and organization of biodiversity (investigations of species, and an in-depth look at taxonomy, systematics and phylogenetics). Evolutionary and ecological theories behind the patterns of biodiversity (the current and future geographic distribution of species, and how biodiversity is related to ecosystem function). The values society gives biodiversity (how our values are reflected in law and regulation). Prerequisite: BISC 300, STAT 201 or equivalent, both with C or better, plus 75 units. Students with credit for BISC 440 may not repeat this course for further credit. Writing.

BISC 441 - Evolution of Health and Disease (3)

Application of the principles and theories of evolution and ecology to the study of health and disease, with a particular but not exclusive emphasis on humans. Topics to be covered include the evolutionary ecology of infectious disease, the immune system, cancer, senescence, fetal programming, and the genetic/environmental bases of disease. The course will involve a combination of lectures by the primary faculty member teaching the course, discussions, student research projects (papers, written and revised, and presentations to the class), and specialist guest lectures. Prerequisite: BISC 202 or 204 with a grade of C- or better. Recommended: BISC 300.

BPK 105 - Fundamentals of Human Structure and Function (3)

Basic anatomy and physiology of the skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardio-respiratory, urinary, digestive, immune, and reproductive systems. (distance education). Prerequisite: Recommended: Grade 11 Biology, Chemistry and Physics. BPK Major and Honours students may not receive credit for BPK 105. BPK 205 or 208 may be used as a substitute for BPK 105 by students in the Kinesiology Minor program. No student may take both BPK 105 and BPK 208 for credit.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
C200 Distance Education
BPK 110 - Human Nutrition: Current Issues (3)

An introduction of the principles of human nutrition with an emphasis on topics of current interest. The material is presented in a Canadian context to focus on nutrition practices and problems in this country. Students will gain an understanding of factors affecting food selection and the role of nutrition in maintaining good health. Students will develop the ability to discriminate between reliable and unreliable information on the subject of food and nutrition. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Amandio Vieira
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D102 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
D103 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D104 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D106 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 2104, Burnaby
D108 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D110 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
OL01 Diana Bedoya
TBD
BPK 303 - Kinanthropometry: Assessment of Movement and Function (3)

Kinanthropometry uses measurements of the human body to determine its capability for function and movement. The theoretical background, practical application and clinical assessment for topics including anthropometrics, posture, balance, range of motion, strength, muscle length and walking and running gait will be investigated. Prerequisite: BPK 201, BPK 241 and STAT 201 or an equivalent statistics course.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Michael Rosenblat
Fr 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2220, Burnaby
D101 Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCK 8650, Burnaby
D102 Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCK 8650, Burnaby
BPK 326 - Functional Anatomy (4)

A detailed study of human anatomy with emphasis on clinically relevant applications in health, injury and disease. Virtual cadaver dissection, comparative laboratory work, and an introduction to medical imaging emphasize the layered, three-dimensional organization of the human body. Participation in all labs is required. Prerequisite: Admission to the major or honours program in Behavioural Neuroscience or Biomedical Physiology or Kinesiology. BPK 142, 201, 205 and at least 60 units. Behavioral Neuroscience Major and Honours students require BPK 142, 205, PSYC 280 and at least 60 units. BPK major and honours students who have taken BPK 325 must also take BPK 326. For students taking both of these courses, credit will only be given for BPK 326.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Michael Rosenblat
Mo, We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 3149, Burnaby
D101 Mo, We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCK 9618, Burnaby
D102 Mo, We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCK 9618, Burnaby
BPK 375 - Human Growth and Development (3)

The fundamentals of physiological growth and development from conception to maturity. Topics included form a strong foundation for those interested in designing appropriate activity programs for children of all ages. Prerequisite: BPK 105 or 205, and 142.

CRIM 357 - Forensic Anatomy (3)

An introduction to human anatomy and physiology relevant to the biological aspects of human forensics. Examines different body systems including form, function and development in the human adult and child, and discusses post mortem alteration to anatomical structures in the context of forensic anthropology and pathology. Prerequisite: CRIM 101.

EASC 310W - Paleontology (3)

Principles of classification, morphology and development of the major groups of animals and plants in the geological record; the paleoecologic significance of fossils. Prerequisite: EASC 210. Recommended: BISC 102. All with a grade of C- or better. Students with credit for EASC 203 or EASC 310 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

GEOG 386 - Health Geography (4)

A survey of health issues from a geographic perspective, including major spatial influences shaping the health status of populations and health-place relationships. Prerequisite: At least 45 units, including either GEOG 100 or HSCI 130. Breadth-Social Sciences.

HSCI 216 - Ecological Determinants of Human Growth, Development and Health (3)

Effects that social and ecological factors have on human growth, development and health. Challenges such as epidemics, natural catastrophes, industrialization, globalization, migration, poverty, war, global warming, etc, leading to evolution and adaptations. Relationships between socio-ecological challenges, their health consequences and related gene-population variations and effects on growth, development, sexual maturation, reproductive investment, and senescence and health. Prerequisite: HSCI 100 or BISC 101, with a minimum grade of C-.

HSCI 324 - Human Population Genetics and Evolution (3)

Human variation and human health in the context of population genetics, epidemiology, demography, and human evolution. Prerequisite: BISC 202 with a minimum grade of C-.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mark Lechner
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
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 Michel Leroux
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
D102 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
D103 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D104 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D105 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 4120, Burnaby
D106 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D107 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D108 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 2122, 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 Ingrid Northwood
Mo, We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D102 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2531, Burnaby
D103 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D104 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
D105 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D106 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D107 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
D108 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
MBB 462 - Human Genomics (3)

The organization of the human genome and the role of genomic variation in health and disease. Genomics and personalized medicine; intellectual property and privacy issues. Prerequisite: MBB 331 and MBB 342, with a minimum grade of C. Students with credit for MBB 440 with this same course title may not complete this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Robert Holt
We, Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 8100, Burnaby
PSYC 280 - Introduction to Biological Psychology (3)

Surveys the major areas in biological psychology. Topics include the basics of neuroanatomy and nerve cell function, the behavioural and physiological effects of drugs and hormones in the nervous system, evolutionary perspectives on the brain and behaviour, and the biopsychology of vision, the chemical senses, hearing, movement, biological rhythms, sex, and cognitive processes. Prerequisite: PSYC 100. Recommended: BISC 101. Breadth-Science.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
PSYC 385 - Evolution and Psychology (3)

Topics such as altruism, parental care, mate choice, sex differences in behaviour, aggression, dominance and territoriality are considered from an evolutionary perspective. The role of heredity and environment in the development of these behaviours is also discussed. Prerequisite: PSYC 201W.

SA 218 - Illness, Culture and Society (A) (4)

Health and well-being are social experiences. How do assumptions about the body, the self, and social relations operate in medical spheres? Introduces anthropological perspectives on illness and healing as a means of exploring the social existence of the body. Students with credit for SA 460 when offered as Medical Anthropology are not eligible to take this course for further credit.

SA 318 - Technologies of Health and Expectation (A) (4)

Investigates how medical technologies are altering ways we perceive our bodies, frame moral questions about health, and imagine human possibilities. Case studies from around the world are used to examine the social, ethical, and political dilemmas that surface when people interact with biomedical objects under different conditions. Prerequisite: SA 101 or 150 or 201W.

SA 418 - Global Health: Humanitarian Encounters (A) (4)

An investigation of the social, cultural, and political issues that contribute to problems of ill-health in resource-poor countries and the major efforts in international public health to address these problems. It explores the application of knowledge about social, and especially gender relations in international health, with particular attention to local perspectives and grassroots initiatives. Institutional frameworks intended to promote health development are examined in historical and contemporary perspective through case studies on topics such as: malaria, population control, maternal health, HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis. Prerequisite: 72 units, which must include SA 101 or 150 or 201W. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Students must complete a minimum of 12 units at Simon Fraser University. Students are responsible for meeting the prerequisite requirements for courses used toward the certificate.

** If not counted above.

+ When topic is applicable to biological anthropology.