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Science and Engineering (SC) – Biology

Location: 247 Farquharson Building, Tel.: 416-736-5243
Undergraduate Office: 108 Farquharson Building, Tel.: 416-736-5311
Chair: R.A. Webb
Undergraduate Program Director: P.J. Wilson
University Professor Emeritus: R.E. Pearlman
Professors: S. Benchimol, I. Coe, L. Donaldson, A.J. Hilliker, R.R. Lew, J.C. McDermott, L.D.M. Packer, C. Peng, J. Sapp, J.S. Shore, C.G.H. Steel, B.J. Stutchbury, R.A. Webb, K.A. White, H. Wilson, N. Yan, G. Zoidl
Associate Professors: D.R. Bazely, P. Cheung, M.M. Crerar, K. Hudak, S. Kelly, T. Kubiseski, P. Lakin-Thomas, C. Lortie, R. Quinlan,  V. Saradakis, M. Scheid, K. Schneider, G. Sweeney, R. Tsushima
Assistant Professors: M. Bayfield, A. Donini, Y. Sheng, T. Womelsdorf, A. Zayed
Associate Lecturer: T. Noel, P.J. Wilson
Assistant Lecturers: J. Clark, T. Kelly

Biology is the science of life. It is concerned with structure, function, evolution and distribution of all living organisms. The Department of Biology is sufficiently large and its faculty members sufficiently varied in research interests to offer undergraduate instruction in all the major areas of biology. It specializes, however, in four areas: physiology, cell biology, molecular biology and population biology. Specialized programs in biology (see the Faculty of Science and Engineering Programs of Study section) require completion of a prescribed core of courses which expose the student to general areas of biology, but also give the student wide flexibility in selecting courses.

Courses in Biology

Biology courses whose numbers begin with the digit 4 are normally offered in alternate years--with the exception of SC/BIOL 4000 3.00/SC/BIOL 4000 8.00, SC/BIOL 4040 3.00, SC/BIOL 4200 3.00, SC/BIOL 4290 4.00, SC/BIOL 4245 3.00, SC/BIOL 4255 3.00 and SC/BIOL 4370 3.00, which have been offered annually in recent years.

The contact hour information in the course outlines below specifies the number of hours per week when the course is taught in the daytime in a fall/winter session. If the course is offered in the evening and/or in a summer session, the format and scheduling may be different, though equivalent in credit value.