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Department of Biological Sciences | Faculty of Science Simon Fraser University Calendar | Fall 2019

Biological Sciences Minor

Program Requirements

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 Tony Williams
Onkar Bains
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
SSB 8169, Burnaby
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D102 Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSB 8173, Burnaby
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D103 Tu 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSB 8169, Burnaby
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D104 Tu 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSB 8173, Burnaby
WMC 3511, Burnaby
D105 Tu 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSB 8169, Burnaby
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D106 Tu 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8173, Burnaby
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D107 Tu 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SSB 8169, Burnaby
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D108 Tu 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
Th 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SSB 8173, Burnaby
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D109 We 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSB 8169, Burnaby
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D110 We 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSB 8173, Burnaby
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D111 We 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSB 8169, Burnaby
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D112 We 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSB 8173, Burnaby
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D113 We 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSB 8169, Burnaby
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D115 We 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
Fr 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SSB 8169, Burnaby
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D117 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
SSB 8169, Burnaby
D118 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Th 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
SSB 8169, Burnaby
D120 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Fr 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
SSB 8169, Burnaby
D121 We 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8173, Burnaby
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D200 Ivona Mladenovic
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
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D201 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
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D202 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
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D203 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
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D204 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
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D205 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
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D206 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
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LAS1 Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
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LAS2 Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
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LAS3 Th 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
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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 Ronald Ydenberg
Erin Barley
Kevin Lam
Tu, Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101 Tu 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D102 Tu 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D103 Tu 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D104 Tu 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
WMC 3517, Burnaby
D107 We 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D108 We 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D109 We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D110 We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D111 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
D112 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
D113 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Th 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
D114 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
D115 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Fr 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
D116 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Fr 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby

and at least two of

BISC 202 - Genetics (3)

Principles and concepts of the transmission of genetic information treated comparatively in man, animal, plant and microbe. Prerequisite: BISC 101 and 102 with a grade of C- or better.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Esther Verheyen
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D101 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3220, Burnaby
D102 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3510, Burnaby
D103 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3220, Burnaby
D104 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3510, Burnaby
D105 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D109 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D110 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D111 Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
WMC 3250, Burnaby
D112 Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
WMC 2507, Burnaby
D113 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3510, Burnaby
D114 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3250, Burnaby
D115 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3511, 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. Students with credit for GEOG 215 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Wendy Palen
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCK 9500, Burnaby
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
D101 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D102 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D103 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D104 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D105 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D106 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D107 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 11911, 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 Irina Kovalyova
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
D102 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D103 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3510, Burnaby
D104 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D105 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D106 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2503, Burnaby
D107 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
WMC 2507, Burnaby
D108 Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D110 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 7100, 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, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
D101 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3250, Burnaby
D102 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3250, Burnaby
D103 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D104 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2531, Burnaby
D106 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
D107 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3250, Burnaby
D108 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby

and a minimum of 15 units, consisting of five upper division BISC courses (including MASC courses), as approved by the department

Residency Requirements and Transfer Credits

Students who transfer into the Biological Sciences Program from other institutions may count a maximum of 1 transfer course toward their upper division program requirements. Transfer students are encouraged to meet with the Undergraduate Advisor for further details.