Fall 2022 - BISC 113 OL01

Biology in Everyday Life (3)

Class Number: 7801

Delivery Method: Remote


  • Course Times + Location:

    Location: TBA

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 10, 2022
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    SSCK 9500, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    Recommended: Students with a C or better in Biology 12, who are considering a BISC major, are encouraged to proceed directly to BISC 101 and 102.



Emphasizes the biology relevant to everyday life and the methods by which biologists address scientific questions. Topics covered include evolution; human inheritance, reproduction, and development; nutrition, activity, wellness and cancer; agriculture and genetic engineering; and biodiversity and human affairs. Students with credit for HSCI 100, BISC 101, 102, or succeeding Biology courses, may not take BISC 113 for further credit. Breadth-Science.


  • Weekly Online Quizzes 15%
  • Assignment 1 (due week 4) 10%
  • Midterm Exam (written in-person* at Burnaby Campus – week 7) 20% 20%
  • Assignment 2 (due week 10) 10%
  • Final Project (due week 13) 15%
  • Final Exam (written in-person at Burnaby Campus) 30%


*  If you live within Metro Vancouver (south of Squamish and west of Chilliwack), you are required to write your exam on the Burnaby campus.  If you are located geographically outside this area you must notify in writing to your course supervisor and tutor-marker immediately. 


The midterm exam date will be announced during the first week of classes.

The final exam date will be announced during the Fall 2022 term.   



Bozzone DM, Green DS. 2014. Biology for the informed citizen with physiology

Oxford University Press


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