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Index of Courses offered by the Science Department

  1. Astronomy
  2. Biochemistry
  3. Biology
  4. Botany
  5. Chemistry
  6. Engineering
  7. Genetics
  8. Geography
  9. Mathematics
  10. Medical lab Assistant
  11. Microbiology
  12. Physiology
  13. Zoology

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Astronomy

ASTR 205-3 (BC=3) (3-0) 15 weeks
The Modern Universe (Course Link)

A survey of modern astronomy with a focus on how our present views of the universe developed. Exploring the solar system by telescope and spacecraft. The birth and death of stars. Variable stars. Interstellar medium. The Milky Way and other galaxies. Pulsars (neutron stars) and supernovae. The concept of a black hole. Exploding galaxies (radio galaxies) and quasars. The evolution of the universe. The possibilities of extraterrestrial life and interstellar communication.

Biochemistry

BIOC 301-3 (BC=3) (3-0-0) 15 weeks
Introductory Biochemistry (Course Link)

An introduction to the fundamental principles of biochemistry. Protein structure and function; lipids and the structure of biological membranes; nucleotides and the structure of nucleic acids; bioenergetics and the metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, and nitrogen; the integration and regulation of cellular metabolism. Prerequisites: CHEM 211 and 251 or CHEM 351 Restrictions: Students may only transfer BIOC 301 or BIOC 393 for credit.

BIOC 393-3 (BC=4) (3-0-3) 15 weeks
Introduction to Biochemical Molecules (Course Link)

This is essentially the same course as BIOC 301 but has a laboratory. Prerequisites: CHEM 211 and 251or CHEM351 Restrictions: Students may only transfer BIOC 301 or BIOC 393 for credit.

Biology

(See also Microbiology, Botany, Genetics, Physiology, and Zoology.)

BIOL 201-3 (BC=4) (3-0-3) 15 weeks
Concepts in Biology (Course Link)

Brief introduction to the philosophy of biology. Unity and diversity. How structure and function complement each other. Homeostasis. Genetics and evolution. Ecology. Biological basis of behaviour. Relationship between biology and society. Prerequisite: Biology 30

BIOL 209-3 (BC=3) (3-0-0) 15 weeks
Towards a Sustainable Society (Course Link)

The emergence of a sustainable worldview involves the emerging of ideas from science, religions, and economics. These ideas are coupled with a movement towards integrating mind, body and spirit for social change. An experiential approach will be employed to explore our understanding and responses to critical world events and trends that impact our survival and well being. Prerequisite: Biology 30 or Science 30 or Social 30 or equivalent

BIOL 217-3 (BC=4) (3-3) 15 weeks
Introduction to Cell Biology (Course Link)

An introduction to cellular and molecular biology. Topics include: biological macromolecules; membrane structure and function; cellular structure; bioenergetics and energy flow; respiration and photosynthesis; cell division and the cell cycle; DNA structure and replication; transcription and translation; recombinant DNA and genetic regulation. Prerequisite: Biology 30 & Chem 30 Note: BIOL 217 and 218 can be taken in either order.

BIOL 218-3 (BC=4) (3-3) 15 weeks
Organisms in their Environment (Course Link)

An introduction to how the diverse organisms on this planet have been affected by their environment and how the current environment is the product of the activities or organisms. The course also examines how evolution has operated over long time periods to produce major groups of organisms and how evolutionary origins are reflected in their classification. The principles that underlie our understanding of the major lineages will be discussed using examples from bacteria, fungi, protists, animals, and plants. A description of the involvement of organisms in major ecosystem processes leads to an evaluation of the stability of those systems and of human impact on the processes. Prerequisite: Biology 30 Note: BIOL 217 and 218 can be taken in either order.

BIOL 301-3 (BC=3) (3-0-0) 15 weeks
Eukaryotic Cellular Biology (Course Link)

A structural and functional dissection of a eukaryotic cell. Detection of specific molecules at the ultrastructural level: plasma membrane structure and function: cytoskeleton involvement in intracellular transport, mitosis, and cytokinesis; the endomembrane system, protein targeting, exocytosis and endocytosis; nuclear structure and function: cell cycle control and cancer. Prerequisites: BIOL 217 Prerequisite or Co-requisite: CHEM 251 or 351.

BIOL 317-3 (BC=4) (3-3) 15 weeks
Molecular Genetics and Heredity (Course Link)

The chromosomal and molecular basis for the transmission and function of genes. The construction of genetic and physical maps of genes and genomes. Strategies for the isolation of specific genes. Examples of regulatory mechanisms for the expression of the genetic material in prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Note: Credit will not be given for BIOL 317 and 297 Prerequisite: BIOL 217

BIOL 318-3 (BC=4) (3-3) 15 weeks
Principles of Ecology (Course Link)

Ecology is the scientific study of interactions between organisms and their environment in a hierarchy of levels of organization: individuals, populations, communities, and ecosystems. The course is designed to provide a comprehensive survey of general concepts that can stand alone or serve as preparation for advanced courses in ecology. Laboratory exercises focus on the scientific method, experimental design, critical thinking and scientific writing. Prerequisite: BIOL 218

Botany

BOTA 310-3 (BC=4) (3-3) 15 weeks
The Plant Kingdom - Vascular Plants (Course Link)

A comparative survey of vascular plants focusing on their morphology, classification and phylogeny. Emphasis is placed on living plant groups with some paleobotanical evidence presented. Prerequisite: BIOL 218

Chemistry

Note: You must have a lab coat and safety glasses to take part in chemistry labs. You can buy these items at the College Bookstore.

CHEM 203-3 (BC=4) (3-1S-3/2) 15 weeks
Introductory University Chemistry I (Course Link)

Stoichiometry, ideal gases, atomic structure and bonding, thermochemistry, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, buffers, titrations. Prerequisite: Chem 30 or equivalent, Math 30 (Pure). Co-requisite: MATH 202 (203 or 212). Note: For Engineering students.

CHEM 205-3 (BC=4) (3-1S-3/2) 15 weeks
Introductory University Chemistry II (Course Link)

Titration curves, solubility and complex ion equilibria, entropy and Gibbs energy, chemical kinetics, electrochemistry, bonding and structure. Prerequisite: CHEM 203 Co-requisite: MATH 204 or 213.

CHEM 211-3 (BC=4) (3-1S-3) 15 weeks
Introductory University Chemistry I (Course Link)

Stoichiometry, ideal gases, atomic structure and bonding, thermochemistry, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, buffers, titrations. Prerequisite: Chem 30, Math 30 (Pure)

CHEM 212-3 (BC=4) (3-1S-3) 15 weeks
Introductory University Chemistry II (Course Link)

Titration curves, solubility and complex ion equilibria, entropy and Gibbs energy, chemical kinetics, electrochemistry, bonding and structure. Prerequisite: CHEM 211

CHEM 241-3 (BC=4) (3-0-3) 15 weeks
Introductory Bio-Organic Chemistry (Course Link)

Structures, bonding, functional groups, reactivity, properties, synthesis, biological chemistry, natural occurrence, and uses of hydrocarbons, alcohols, phenols, sulfur and halogen compounds, carbonyl compounds, amines, and carbohydrates. Prerequisite: Chemistry 30 (minimum 75% strongly recommended). Note: You can only get credit for one of CHEM 241, 251, and 351

CHEM 251-3 (BC=4) (3-1S-3) 15 weeks
Introductory Organic Chemistry I (Course Link)

An introduction to the chemistry of carbon compounds. Nomenclature, physical properties, stereochemistry and reactions of hydro carbons, alcohols, thiols, alkyl halides, ethers and epoxides. Use of organic molecules in industry and biology. Prerequisite: Chem 30 Note: Students normally take CHEM 251 after receiving credit in CHEM 211, although CHEM 211 is not a prerequisite. CHEM 352 is a continuation of CHEM 251. You can only get credit for one of CHEM 241 and 251. Note: This course is restricted to prepharmacy students or departmental approval. You will only receive credit for one of CHEM 241, CHEM 251 and CHEM 351.

CHEM 351-3 (BC=4) (3-1S-3) 15 weeks
Organic Chemistry I (Course Link)

An introduction to the chemistry of carbon compounds. The molecular structure, nomenclature, reactions, reaction mechanisms and stereochemistry of hydrocarbons, and some functional groups including haloalkanes, alcohols, thiols, ethers and epoxides. Important organic compounds related to industry, agriculture and everyday use are introduced. Prerequisites: CHEM 203 or CHEM 211 Note: You can only get credit for one of CHEM 241, CHEM 251 and CHEM 351.

CHEM 352-3 (BC=4) (3-1S-3) 15 weeks
Organic Chemistry II (Course Link)

This course is a continuation of CHEM 251 or CHEM 351. Nomenclature, physical properties, stereochemistry, synthesis, and reaction of aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and derivatives, carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins and amines. Chemistry of biomolecules. Use of spectroscopic tools. Industrial, environmental and biological implications. Prerequisite: CHEM 251 or CHEM 351

Engineering

ENCP 200-3 (BC=3) (3-0-1.5) 15 weeks
Computer Programming for Engineers (Course Link)

Fundamentals of computer programming with emphasis on solving engineering problems. Programming in a high level language. Selection and loop structures, routines, arrays and record types, text file operation, pointers. Prerequisite: Consent of the Department.

ENGG 200-2 (BC=2) (2-0-0) 15 weeks
Orientation to the Engineering Profession (Course Link)

Development and history of the engineering profession. Branches of engineering. Engineering roles in various branches. Includes presentations from engineers in different branches. Several written assignments will form the basis for an assessment of your report writing abilities. Note: This course will be repeated for credit in 2nd term. Note: Open to Engineering students only.

ENGG 205-3 (BC=4) (3-2.5) 15 weeks
Engineering Mechanics I (Course Link)

Statics: Force vectors; equilibrium of particles in two and three dimensions; force system resultants; equilibrium of a rigid body in two and three dimensions; trusses; frames, machines and beams. Dynamics: Kinematics and kinetics of particles.

ENGG 230-3 (BC=4) (3-1-2) 15 weeks
Engineering Statics (Course Link)

Equilibrium of planar systems. Particle and rigid-body equilibrium. Reduction of a simple distributed loading. Structural analysis, planar trusses and frames. Internal forces. Centre of gravity and centroid. Friction. Moment of inertia. Co-requisite: MATH 212 Note: Open to Engineering students only.

ENGG 251-3 (BC=3) (1-4.5) 15 weeks
Design and Communication I (Course Link)

The principles of engineering design, engineering graphics and written communication learned within a hands-on project-based experience for engineering students. Safety in the laboratory; working in a team environment; core skills for engineering students; process of engineering design; graphical communication: theory of projection, multiview representations, descriptive geometry, sketching, information for manufacturing; written communication: style, format, organization, preparation and presentation skills. Real-life examples of design and engineering practice across all disciplines. Core competencies will be learned primarily within the context of team-based design projects.

ENGG 253-3 (BC=3) (1-4.5) 15 weeks
Design and Communication II (Course Link)

A continuation of Engineering 251. Students will perform more advanced teambased projects that integrate mathematical, scientific and engineering knowledge and skills. Issues that play critical roles in engineering design will be introduced, such as project management, societal and environmental awareness, health and safety, design for safety, sustainable development, information access, etc.

ENPH 231-3 (BC=4) (3-1S-3/2) 15 weeks
Engineering Dynamics (Course Link)

Kinematics and dynamics of particle. Work and energy methods. Impulse and angular momentum. Introduction to kinematics and dynamics of rigid bodies. Prerequisite: MATH 212. Note: Open to Engineering students only

Genetics

GENE 370-3 (BC=3) (3-0) 15 weeks
Foundations of Molecular Genetics (Course Link)

A detailed look at the genetics of microorganisms. Experiments on bacteria and viruses are used to examine concepts such as fertility, genetic fine structure, mutagenesus, DNA repair, DNA replication and the control of gene expression. Prerequisite: BIOL 317.

GENE 375-3 (BC=3) (3-0) 15 weeks
The Genetics of Higher Organisms (Course Link)

A survey of the principles of genetics of eukaryotes. Gene structure and function. Mendelian genetics. Cytoplasmic inheritance. Cytogenetics. Biochemical genetics. Developmental genetics. Emphasis is on examples from human genetics. Prerequisite: BIOL 317.

Geography

GEOG 230-3 (BC=4) (3-0-2) 15 weeks
Introductory Physical Geography (Course Link)

Geomorphology: the nature and formation of major landform features of the earth’s surface. Rock weathering and slope movements; landforms developed by the erosion and deposition processes of rivers, glaciers, winds, waves, and currents. A field trip may be offered. Relevant environmental issues will be addressed.

GEOG 231-3 (BC=4) (3-0-2) 15 weeks
Introductory Physical Geography II (Course Link)

Atmosphere and biosphere. Physical elements of weather and climate. Causes, changes, and patterns of weather. Climate classification. How climate, soils, and vegetation are interrelated. Relevant environmental issues will be addressed. Note: GEOG 230 does not have to precede GEOG 231.

GEOG 250-3 (BC=3) (3-0) 15 weeks
Spatial Organization of Human Activity (Course Link)

Introduction to the concepts of relative location, spatial interaction and spatial organization of human activity in both rural and urban settings; geographical theories and techniques.

GEOG 251-3 (BC=3) (3-0) 15 weeks
Introduction to Cultural Geography (Course Link)

This introductory course will focus on basic concepts in human geography, the human environment, sustainability and development, population dynamics, migration, economic development, settlement patterns, cultural landscapes, the political world, industrialization, transportation, environmental change and other topics of current interest. Based on lectures as well as hands-on classroom assignments, this course will enable students to acquire problem-solving and basic analytical skills widely applied in geography.

GEOG 381-3 (BC=3) (3-0) 15 weeks
Geography of Canada (Course Link)

The regional geography of Canada. Canada’s physical features and how they have affected the country’s history and development. The concept of geographic regions. Patterns and characteristics of these regions, with selected detailed studies. Prerequisite: A previous course in Geography is strongly recommended.

GEOG 382-3 (BC=3) (3-0) 15 weeks
World Regional Geography (Course Link)

This course is a study of the major world regions. Each region is examined in terms of its distinguishing features as well as its functional connectedness to other regions through processes like globalization. Regional trading blocs, growing environmental issues, access to, and use of resources, diasporas and transnationalism, and, increasing developing country disparities are key issues that are addressed within the framework of the ‘regional approach’ to spatial analysis.

GEOG 393-3 (BC=3) (3-0) 15 weeks
The Geography of Cities (Course Link)

This introductory course will focus on how cities have evolved as they have, in their spatial and social structure, institutions and attitudes; understanding the historical processes and patterns by which cities have become simultaneously, the products and shapers of economic, social, political and technological change; studying demographic change and its effects on city internal structure and land use patterns; analyzing the forces and factors that influence neighbourhood choice and growth; understanding the interrelationship between economic and social change within an urban context; and also comprehending the mechanisms of city systems.

Mathematics

MATH 202-3 (BC=4) (3-2) 15 weeks
Elementary Calculus I (Course Link)

Review of analytical geometry, differentiation and integration of simple functions, and applications. Prerequisite: Math 30 (Pure). Note: You should take MATH 203 if you have at least 70% in Math 31

MATH 203-3 (BC=3) (3-0) 15 weeks
Elementary Calculus (Course Link)

Review of analytical geometry, differentiation and integration of simple functions, and applications. Prerequisite: Math 30 (Pure) and 31 or the equivalent. Note: Not recommended if you have less than 70% in Math 31.

MATH 204-3 (BC=3) (3-1) 15 weeks
Elementary Calculus II (Course Link)

Differentiation and integration of trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Indeterminate forms and improper integrals. Techniques of integration. Applications. Prerequisite: MATH 202 or 203 or equivalent. Note: You cannot have credit in both MATH 204 and MATH 213.

MATH 212-3 (BC=4) (3-2) 15 weeks
Calculus I (Course Link)

Review of functions and analytic geometry. Trigonometric, logarithmic, exponential and hyperbolic functions. Inverse functions. Limits and continuity. Derivatives and their interpretation. Methods of differentiation and applications. Integrals and areas: numerical methods and the Fundamental Theorem of calculus. Basic integration methods. Prerequisite: Math 30 (Pure) and 31 Note: Designed for Engineering students.

MATH 213-3 (BC=5) (4-2) 15 weeks
Calculus II (Course Link)

Applications of integration to lengths, areas, volumes, and other physical quantities. Advanced integration methods. Differential equations. Parametric and polar coordinates and functions. Infinite series and Taylor expansions. Coordinates and surfaces in three dimensions. Prerequisites: MATH 212. Note: Designed for Engineering students.

MATH 221-3 (BC=3) (3-0) 15 weeks
Linear Algebra I (Course Link)

Solving linear systems of equations. Matrix algebra. Determinants, vectors, lines and planes, vector spaces, and applications. Prerequisite: Math 30 (Pure).

MATH 223-3 (BC=3) (3-0-1) 15 weeks
Applied Linear Algebra (Course Link)

Vectors and matrices. Solution of linear equations. Equations of lines and planes. Vector spaces and bases. Determinants. Matrix algebra. Orthogonality and applications (least squares, Gram-Schmidt). Eigenvalues and eigenvectors and applications. Prerequisite or Corequisite: Math 212 Note: Designed for Engineering Students

MATH 260-3 (BC=3) (3-0) 15 weeks
Higher Arithmetic (Course Link)

Critical thinking & problem solving. Tools for problem solving. Numeration systems, system of integers and elementary number theory, modulo mathematics. Rational numbers, ratio and proportion. Introduction to statistics. Prerequisite: Math 30 or Math 30 (Pure) or consent of the Department Note: This course is restricted to Elementary Education students.

Medical Lab Assistant

MLA 100-2 (BC=2) 22 class
Professional Relations (Course Link)

This introductory course develops the learner’s understanding of the importance of effective interpersonal communication skills and team work in the health care setting. The diverse needs and human relations posed by health care clients are also explored. Students will analyze their personal effectiveness related to wellness and stress management.

MLA 101-1 (BC=1) 12 class, 22 lab
Basic Electrocardiography (Course Link)

This course is designed to provide basic theoretical aspects and the practical experience required to perform electrocardiograms. Includes recording technique, recognition and remedies of artifacts, and basic information on infarct recognition.

MLA 102-1 (BC=1) 12 class
Quality Management (Course Link)

This course is designed to provide a complete overview of methods used to ensure quality patient care. The emphasis will be on quality assurance and quality control technique.

MLA 103-2 (BC=2) 30 class
Basic Anatomy and Physiology (Course Link)

This course has been designed to develop a basic understanding of the structure and function of selected systems in the human body.

MLA 104-1 (BC=1) 17 class
Medical Terminology (Course Link)

Knowing and using correct terminology is part of effective communication. In health care, the terminology is especially important and needs to be understood by all members of the team. Take your first steps in learning the proper terminology used in health and medical sciences.

MLA 105-2 (BC=2) 22 class
Infection Control and Safety (Course Link)

Infection control - it’s a hot topic across the world and demands attention in any Health care profession. Learn about the basics, including transmission of microorganisms, immunization practices for healthcare workers, blood-borne pathogens (Hepatitis and HIV), SARS, standard precautions, isolation procedures, sterilization and disinfection, safety and WHIMS.

MLA 106-3 (BC=3) 30 class, 30 lab
Blood Collection & Handling (Course Link)

This course provides information and practical experience on the suitability, collection, handling and transportation of blood specimens to help ensure quality laboratory results. Emphasis will be placed on collection of blood samples from adults, children and infants. A variety of collection techniques for venipuncture and capillary puncture will be covered. Professionalism and excellent client service will be stressed throughout this course. The students will be introduced to a Laboratory Information System (LIS).

MLA 107-2 (BC=2) 22 class, 14 lab
Introduction to General Laboratory Procedures (Course Link)

This course provides the theory and practice required to perform basic procedures within the clinical laboratory. Laboratory glassware and pipettes, microscopes, basic laboratory equipment, and reagent preparation with related mathematical calculations will be covered.

MLA 108-2 32 class, 18 lab
Introduction to Medical Laboratory Testing (Course Link)

This course provides the student with a better understanding of the different departments in a clinical laboratory and the medical laboratory procedures associated with each. Emphasis will be placed on the definition, terminology and purpose of selected medical laboratory tests. The practical component of this course includes basic procedures in Hematology, Microbiology, Anatomic Pathology, and Cytology.

MLA 109-2 (BC=2) 26 class, 10 lab
Miscellaneous Specimen Processing (Course Link)

This course introduces students to different types of specimens analyzed in the laboratory, including urine, stool (fecal), tissue, sputum, and other body fluids. Students will learn how to instruct patients properly to provide such specimens as required. Theoretical background and practical experience will be provided in the preparation of specimens for analysis. These procedures include specimen sorting, accessioning (data entry), checking specimen suitability, centrifugation, aliquoting, and delivery of specimens to appropriate laboratory departments.

MLA 110-2 (BC=2) 20 class, 22 lab
Urinalysis (Course Link)

The examination of urine provides a wide variety of useful medical information regarding diseases of the urinary tract as well as certain systemic diseases that produce quantitative alterations of urine constituents or the excretion or abnormal substances. Macroscopic (chemical) and microscopic evaluation of urine constituents will be learned.

MLA 115-4 (BC=8) 240 hours
Clinical Practicum (Course Link)

Most of the unpaid practicum is focuses on practical experience in settings where staffing includes Medical Laboratory Assistants. Phlebotomy experience is provided at collection sites, rapid response laboratories and acute care sites. Other experiences include data entry, specimen accessioning, sorting and preparation, urinalysis, cytology, microbiology, anatomic pathology, and an introduction to hematology. Students may be required to travel to rural locations or to Edmonton to complete all or portions of their practicum experience. Students will address a limited selection of competencies in a simulation lab setting.

Microbiology

MICR 365-3 (BC=4) (3-0-3) 15 weeks
General Microbiology II (Course Link)

Nutrient uptake, metabolism, extracellular proteins, chemotaxis, and differentiation. The eukaryotic microbes, their ecological roles, and eukaryotic cell culture. The interactions environment and symbiotic relationships. Basic principles of industrial microbiology. The use of biotechnology for producing economically and medically important substances. Laboratory exercises deal with topics related to the lecture material. Prerequisite: BIOL 217 and CHEM 251 or CHEM 351

Physiology

PSIO 258-3 (BC=3) (3-0) 15 weeks
Elementary Physiology I (Course Link)

This course is an introduction to the essentials of human physiology. The main focus of this course is on systemic functions in the human body with special emphasis on systems that respond and adapt to exercise stress. The course will focus on the cardiovascular, respiratory, musculoskeletal, nervous and endocrine systems. Prerequisite: Biology 30 is recommended Note: For Kinesiology students only.

PSIO 259-3 (BC=3) (3-1) 15 weeks
Elementary Physiology II (Course Link)

This course parallels the content of PSIO 258 but continues with a focus on integrative human physiology. The focus is on functions of the human body with special emphasis on control and integration of these functions. Wherever possible, the responses and adaptations to exercise will be used as a foundation upon which the concepts of control and integration will be discussed. Some topics from PSIO 258 will be revisited to discuss control and integration of cellular and systemic function. Prerequisite: PSIO 258 Note: For Kinesiology students only.

PSIO 262-6 (BC=6) (3-0), (3-0) 30 weeks
Elementary Physiology (Course Link)

Physiology of mammals and humans. Prerequisite: Biology 30; Chem 30.

PSIO 263-6 (3-0), (3-0) 30 weeks Human Physiology (Course Link)

Introductory course in human physiology. Prerequisites: BIOL 217 or 218; plus 6 credits of university level chemistry. Note: Credits may be obtained in only one of PSIO 262 or 263.

Zoology

ZOOL 325-3 (BC=4) (3-3) 15 weeks
Comparative Anatomy of the Vertebrates (Course Link)

Vertebrate structure and functional significance. Chordates, origin of vertebrates, survey of vertebrate classes, early development and major systems. Emphasis is on the mammals. Prerequisite: BIOL 218

ZOOL 342-3 (BC=3) (3-0) 15 weeks
Animal Physiology: Intercellular Communication (Course Link)

Communication between cells. Functioning of the nervous and muscular system. Sensing of the environment. Hormones, regulation and action. Immunity. Examples from invertebrate and vertebrates. Prerequisite: BIOL 217

ZOOL 350-3 (BC=4) (3-3) 15 weeks
Survey of the Invertebrates (Course Link)

Systematics, functional anatomy, life cycles, distribution, evolution, and importance of major invertebrate taxa. Brief survey of minor taxa. Selected topics in invertebrate biology. Prerequisite: BIOL 218 Note: You must have strong prerequisite skills to be successful in higher course levels. Note: Some courses in our program may be taken through independent study, subject to Chairperson approval.

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