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Department of Biological Sciences | Faculty of Science Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2020

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 Kevin Lam
Norbert Haunerland
Edward Pokrishevsky
Megan Barker
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101 Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSB 8169, Burnaby
AQ 5016, Burnaby
D102 Tu 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSB 8169, Burnaby
AQ 5016, Burnaby
D103 Tu 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8169, Burnaby
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D105 We 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSB 8169, Burnaby
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D106 We 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSB 8169, Burnaby
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D107 We 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8169, Burnaby
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D109 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
SSB 8169, Burnaby
D110 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Th 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3515, Burnaby
SSB 8169, Burnaby
D112 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Fr 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3250, Burnaby
SSB 8169, Burnaby
D113 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Fr 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3513, Burnaby
SSB 8169, Burnaby
D114 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Fr 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 4120, Burnaby
SSB 8169, 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 Joan Sharp
Tammy Mcmullan
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101 Tu 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D102 Tu 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D103 Tu 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D104 Tu 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D105 We 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D106 We 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D109 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
D110 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
D111 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Th 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
D112 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
D113 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Fr 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
D114 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Fr 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5051, 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 2995, Surrey
D202 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SRYC 2995, Surrey
D203 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2995, Surrey
D204 Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SRYC 2995, Surrey
D205 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SRYC 2995, Surrey
LAS1 Tu 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2960, Surrey
LAS2 Tu 12:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 2960, Surrey
LAS3 Tu 3:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SRYC 2960, Surrey

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
D100 Kevin Lam
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
WMC 3520, Burnaby
D101 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D102 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D103 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D105 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2531, Burnaby
D106 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2532, Burnaby
D108 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D109 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D110 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 7102, 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 Mikael Mokkonen
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 3153, Burnaby
AQ 3153, Burnaby
D101 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2503, Burnaby
D102 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2532, Burnaby
D104 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5006, 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 9201, Burnaby
D101 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D102 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D103 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D104 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D105 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D106 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D107 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D108 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D109 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D110 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 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 Jonathan Choy
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
D101 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D102 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D103 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D104 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D105 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5037, Burnaby
D106 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D107 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D108 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 5120, 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.