Fall 2022 - BISC 425 D100

Sensory Biology (3)

Class Number: 1730

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    WMC 3220, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    BISC 205 (or BPK 205) and MBB 231 with a grade of C- or better.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

This course will examine the basic physiological mechanisms underlying various senses including vision, audition, olfaction, gustation, and touch. Non-mamalian senses like polarization sensitivity and mechanoreception will also be explored. Lectures will combine concepts from physics, systems neuroscience, cell and molecular biology, and behaviour. The aim is to present an overview of the major sensory mechanisms underlying animal behaviour. Students who have taken special topics courses BISC 471 or 473 with the title "Sensory Biology" may not take this course for further credit.

COURSE DETAILS:

The students will need to research the primary literature and present current knowledge on a sensory system topic assigned by the instructor.

Grading

  • Midterms 30%
  • Oral (with Power Point) Presentation 40%
  • Final Exams 30%

REQUIREMENTS:



 

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

No textbook is required for this course.

RECOMMENDED READING:

Online supplemental reading will be provided in the syllabus.

REQUIRED READING NOTES:

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Registrar Notes:

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