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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 Kevin Lam
Zamir Punja
Agata Becalska
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
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 Erin Barley
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
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 Ivona Mladenovic
Tu 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2960, Surrey
LAS2 Ivona Mladenovic
Tu 12:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 2960, Surrey
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 David Green
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
D101 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D102 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D103 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 4120, Burnaby
D104 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D106 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D107 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D108 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
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 Chemistry Faculty
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 10031, Burnaby
D102 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
EDB 9651, Burnaby
D103 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 2104, Burnaby
D104 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D105 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D106 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D107 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
D109 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D110 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D112 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
D113 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D114 Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D115 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D200 Sessional
We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 2600, Surrey
D202 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SRYC 2980, Surrey
D203 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2980, Surrey
D204 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 2980, Surrey
D207 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 2980, Surrey
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 Julie Lunniss
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7071, Burnaby
LA04 Julie Lunniss
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7071, Burnaby
LA06 Julie Lunniss
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7071, Burnaby
LC01 Sessional
Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2780, Surrey
LC02 Sessional
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 2780, Surrey
LC05 Sessional
We 9:00 AM – 12:50 PM
SRYC 2780, Surrey
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 Michel Leroux
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3517, Burnaby
D102 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
D103 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3515, Burnaby
D104 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3513, Burnaby
D105 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 4120, Burnaby
D106 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3515, 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
AQ 3181, Burnaby
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D102 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3517, 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
WMC 3515, Burnaby
D106 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3517, Burnaby
D107 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
D108 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5004, 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
D900 Wei Lin
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 2600, Surrey
SRYC 2600, Surrey
OL01 Tim Swartz
TBD
OP09 TBD

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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 Andrew Bennet
Mo, We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D101 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D102 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D103 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
D104 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 4140, Burnaby
D105 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D106 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D107 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D108 Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 5120, 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 Andrew Bennet
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D101 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D103 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D104 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5016, 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 Mahsa Faizrahnemoon
Mo, Tu, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D200 Natalia Kouzniak
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3170, Surrey
SRYC 3170, Surrey
OP01 TBD
OP02 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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Luis Goddyn
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
OP01 TBD

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 Nils Bruin
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D200 Randall Pyke
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 5280, Surrey
OP01 TBD
OP02 TBD
OP03 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 Jamie Mulholland
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D200 JF Williams
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SRYC 5280, Surrey
OP01 TBD
OP02 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 Simon Watkins
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D101 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D102 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3533, Burnaby
D103 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D104 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D105 Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D106 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D107 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D108 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D109 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D110 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D111 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D112 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D113 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D114 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D115 Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D116 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D117 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D200 Simin Bagheri Najmi
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 2975, Surrey
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sarah Johnson
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D102 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D103 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D105 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D106 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D107 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D109 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D110 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D111 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
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.

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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 Bernd Stelzer
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D102 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 10031, Burnaby
D103 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D105 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D106 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3250, Burnaby
D107 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D108 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D109 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D110 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D111 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D113 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D114 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
OP01 Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5016, 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 Hoi-Kwan Lau
Paul Haljan
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCP 9416, Burnaby
D103 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCP 9416, Burnaby
D104 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCP 9416, Burnaby
D107 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCP 9416, Burnaby
D108 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCP 9416, Burnaby
D109 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCP 9416, Burnaby
D111 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCP 9416, 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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Steve Dodge
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
D101 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCP 8445.2, Burnaby
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Daria Ahrensmeier
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 2975, Surrey
D101 Daria Ahrensmeier
Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 2975, Surrey
D200 Daria Ahrensmeier
Mo, We, Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 2975, Surrey
D201 Daria Ahrensmeier
Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 2975, Surrey
LA01 Daria Ahrensmeier
We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 2975, Surrey
LA02 Daria Ahrensmeier
We, Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 2975, Surrey

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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Chris Kennedy
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 3005, Burnaby
AQ 3150, Burnaby
AQ 3159, Burnaby
D101 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D102 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D103 Mo 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D104 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D105 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby

and one of

BISC 305 - Animal Physiology (3)

A study of major physiological systems, with an emphasis on understanding the physics underpinning physiological mechanisms. Prerequisite: BISC 205 (or BPK 205) and MBB 231 with a grade of C- or better.

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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Damon Poburko
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3159, Burnaby
D101 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D102 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 4115, Burnaby
D103 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 4115, Burnaby
D104 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D105 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 4115, Burnaby
D106 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nadine Wicks
Mo, We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10041, Burnaby
D101 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D102 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D103 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 4115, Burnaby
D104 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D105 Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D106 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 4115, Burnaby

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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nick Dulvy
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5018, Burnaby
AQ 5018, Burnaby
D101 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D102 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D103 Mo 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
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 204 or GEOG 215 with a grade of C- or better and completion of 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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Julian Christians
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2200, Burnaby
D101 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D102 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D103 Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
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.

CHEM 371 - Chemistry of the Aqueous Environment (3)

Chemical processes in the aqueous environment. Quantitative treatment of the variables determining the composition of natural systems. Chemistry of aqueous toxic species, water purification, wastewater treatment, current topics, and related matters. Prerequisite: CHEM 281 and CHEM 215 (or CHEM 210 and CHEM 216), 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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Scott Harrison
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2220, Burnaby
D101 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 3148.1, Burnaby
D102 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3148.1, Burnaby
D103 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 3148.1, Burnaby
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mark Jaccard
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
WMC 3260, Burnaby
D101 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D102 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D104 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D105 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D106 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D107 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D200 Mark Kenneth Jaccard
TBD
D201 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SRYC 2990, Surrey
D202 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SRYC 2990, Surrey
D300 Mark Jaccard
TBD
D301 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D302 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Frank Gobas
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2202, Burnaby
WMC 2202, Burnaby
D101 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 3148.2, Burnaby
D102 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 3148.2, Burnaby
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.