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Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry | Faculty of Science Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2022

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Minor

Grade Requirements

Acceptance into and continuance in the program requires a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average (CGPA) upon completion of lower division required courses.

Program Requirements

Lower Division 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
Zamir Punja
Agata Becalska
Nadine Wicks
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
AQ 5018, Burnaby
D108 We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 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 Onkar Bains
Edward Pokrishevsky
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
D115 We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D116 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5017, 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 Tu 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2960, Surrey
LAS2 Tu 12:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 2960, Surrey
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 John Canal
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 M Khaled Arafeh
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 M Khaled Arafeh
Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2780, Surrey
LC02 M Khaled Arafeh
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 2780, Surrey
LC05 M Khaled Arafeh
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.

CHEM 286 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (2)

Laboratory work chosen to complement the lecture course. Prerequisite: CHEM 281 with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: CHEM 282 or 283. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
LA03 Uwe Kreis
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LA06 Uwe Kreis
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LA07 Uwe Kreis
Fr 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8120, 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 Michel Leroux
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
D102 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
D103 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D104 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D105 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 4120, Burnaby
D106 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2523, 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
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D102 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2531, 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
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D106 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D107 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
D108 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5004, Burnaby

and one of

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 Roghayeh Ebrahim Nataj
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SRYC 5280, Surrey
D300 Shuxing Li
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
WMC 3260, Burnaby
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
SSCP 9416, 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
SSCP 8445.2, 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
SSCP 8445.2, 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.

and one of

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
SSCP 8445.2, Burnaby
D102 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 10031, Burnaby
D103 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCP 8445.2, 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 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 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 2975, Surrey
LA01 We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 2975, Surrey
LA02 We, Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 2975, Surrey

Upper Division Requirements

Students complete a minimum of five upper division MBB courses (some of which may have lower division prerequisites), which may include one of

MBB 491 - Directed Research I (5)

MBB 491 is offered as a stand-alone Directed Research course open to MBB Majors, or as the first of two courses taken consecutively to fulfill the requirements of the MBB Honours program (Option B). This course provides students with the opportunity to carry out part time laboratory research in an area of molecular biology or biochemistry under the supervision of an MBB faculty member or associate. MBB 491 coursework includes preparation of a research proposal and a report and oral presentation on the results of the project. Prerequisite: MBB 308 or MBB 309W and permission of the MBB department. Upper level standing in an MBB major, minor or honours program is required.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 TBD
D200 TBD
D300 TBD
D400 TBD
D500 TBD
MBB 498 - Directed Research (3)

Part time laboratory research in an area of molecular biology or biochemistry under the supervision of an MBB faculty member or associate. MBB 498 coursework includes preparation of a research proposal, a report and an oral presentation on the results of the project. Prerequisite: MBB 308 or 309W; Students may not take MBB 498 concurrently with MBB 481, 482, 483, 491 or 492 or BISC 490, 491, 492W, 498 or 499.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D001 TBD
D002 TBD
D003 TBD
D004 TBD

but excludes MBB 471, 481, 482, 483 and 492.