The Course Biology 40S is a course focusing primarily on biodiversity and molecular biology. The course looks at ancestry (evolutionary principles), identification (taxonomy), and conservation of organisms. We will also extend introductory genetics taken in earlier Science courses. This means studying how traits are passed on in families, how genetic diseases are inherited, and ways in which scientists solve genetic problems. Finally, the detailed study of molecular genetics (how DNA and RNA work) will be examined closely.
Biology 40S is a required course for several post-secondary studies (Science, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nursing, etc.), and is also designed for those students who simply want to increase their knowledge of these topics. Either way, this course will allow students to make more informed decisions about their origins, their genetics, and their impact upon other organisms.... Resources - Course Outline is available here. - Lab Report templates are available here. - Ongoing Blog entries may be found here. - Organ System Presentations and Booklets. - Copies of assignments, handouts, etc. may be found here. - Click on the Textbook below for more resources. - Click here for the Canvas link.