Biology

Biology 120.3 (97)

The Nature of Life

CRN: 82455

Term: 1 (3 lecture and 3 practicum hours)

Time: Tuesday, 9:00 am - 11:50 pm

Professor: Kim Cross

Description:

Biology 120 is one of two foundation courses for biological sciences and other related fields.  Biology 120 focuses on cellular life and introduces ideas of cell origins, cell structures, DNA, cell division, genetics and metabolism.  But enough of that boring stuff.  Biology 120 will try to answer questions like:

  • Why you appear differently from your parents, yet you share some of their features?
  • Why animals are addicted to oxygen?
  • Why green algae and plants may be the true inventors of cement (not the Romans)?
  • How do cells generate energy similarly to energy generation from a hydroelectric dam?
  • How can you “cook” meat without heat?

If you are curious about the life of cells, Biology 120is the course for you.

Prerequisites:

Biology 30 or BIOL 107 or BIOL 108. Chemistry 30 is strongly recommended.

Note:

Students with credit for BIOL 110 will not receive credit for BIOL 120. Students must also register for a lab.

Lab (98)

Time: Tuesday 1:00 pm – 3:50 pm

CRN: 83590

Lab (97)

Time: Friday 9:00 am – 11:50 pm

CRN: 82457

Syllabus:

 

Biology 121.3 (96)

The Diversity of Life

CRN: 23021

Term: 2 (3 lecture and 3 practicum hours)

Time: Thursday, 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm

Professor: Kim Cross

Description:

Biology 121 is the second foundation course for biological sciences and other related fields.  As a complimentary course for Biology 120, Biology 121 focuses on the bigger picture – the diversity of life.  This course will answer questions like:  what is life, where did life come from, what currently influences life, and where life will be in the future?  Biology 121 will challenge your knowledge of the world around you, asking other questions like:

  • Why do plants need help from animals to have sex?
  • Why is a cucumber really a fruit?
  • What is a species, really?
  • Why does a chicken lay an egg, and why do some mammals also lay eggs?
  • Why does rainfall promote forests, and why do forests promote rainfall?
  • Why do some animals purposely eat toxic plants, and why are those same animals often colourful?
  • Why do fungi and bacteria like feces (poop)?

If you love life, Biology 121 is the course for you.

Prerequisites:

Biology 30 or BIOL 107 or BIOL 108.

Note:

Students with credit for BIOL 110 will not receive credit for BIOL 120. Students must also register for a lab.

Lab (96)

Time: Thursday 9:00 pm – 11:50 am

CRN: 22645

Lab (98)

Time: Tuesday 4:00 pm – 6:50 pm

CRN: 22646

Syllabus: Click Here

 

 

Biology 224.3 (97)

Animal Body Systems

CRN: 27853

Term: 2 (3 lecture and 3 practicum hours)

Time: Tuesday, 9:00 pm - 11:50 pm

Professor: Kim Cross

Description:

Biology 224 will introduce you to physiology.  What is physiology?  Simply, it is how your body works.  Biology 224 will answer questions like:

  • Why does your heart rate go up when you see someone you like?
  • On a cold day, why do your hands get cold before your body core gets cold?
  • Why is it difficult to feel your clothes after wearing them for a few moments?  In addition, why you are suddenly aware of your clothes after reading that statement?
  • Why do we urinate, but insects and birds do not?
  • Why do we have reflexes and how they work?
  • Why do our lungs have the surface area of a tennis court, and why does our small intestine have the surface area of a football field?

If you have ever thought of these questions, or have any other questions about animal bodily functions, consider taking Biology 224.

Prerequisites:

BIOL 120.3.

Note:

BIOL 121 is strongly recommended. Students with credit for BIOL 203 or BIOL 217 or HSC 208 will not receive credit for BIOL 224.

Lab (96)

Time: Thursday 9:00 am – 11:50 pm

CRN: 23025

Syllabus: Click Here