Fall Term:

SC/BIOL 4141 3.00   Current Topics and Methods in Cell Biology

Selected topics in cell biology, such as membrane dynamics, cell cycle control, apoptosis, signal transduction and cellular rhythmicity. Presentation and critical discussion of recent research papers, emphasizing current methods and experimental design. Three lecture hours.

Winter Term:

SC/BIOL 2021 3.00   Cell Biology

A study of cell biology and aspects of related biochemistry. Topics include membranes, the endomembrane system, the cytoskeleton, cellular motility, the extracellular matrix, intercellular communication and intracellular regulation. Three lecture hours.

All Terms:

SC/BIOL 1601, 1602, 1603, 2601, 2602, 2603, 3601, 3602, 3603, 4601, 4602, 4603  0.00   Research Practicum

This course offers the student research experience as part of a Biology research team. The student must make arrangements with a faculty member before enrolling in this course. Prerequisites: None.

Note: This course does not count for degree credit in any program. Students are expected to commit to approximately 5-10 hours per week (on average) for one term. The student and faculty member must sign a form in which they agree on the type and amount of work to be done, and the form must be approved by the Course Director before the student will be allowed to enrol. Students may enrol in this course during any term, and there is no limit to the number of terms in which they are allowed to enrol. Students will not be allowed to enrol in a biology research practicum course with their Honours Thesis (BIOL 4000) supervisor during the same terms that they are enrolled in BIOL 4000 8.00. The course evaluation will be pass/fail only. Students will be required to obtain safety training, such as WHMIS, if appropriate to the type of research undertaken. The course is intended only for students in biology or biochemistry majors.