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Life Sciences (Multidisciplinary) (24 credits)

Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences     Degree: Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

Program Requirements

Students taking this specialization have a wide variety of life sciences course offerings to choose from to allow them to target their program to their own interests in the field. Course choices are balanced between "fundamentals" and "applications". Depending upon the courses chosen, the resulting program may be relatively specialized or very broad, spanning several disciplines. Such a broad background in life sciences will open up employment opportunities in a variety of diverse bioscience industries; students with an appropriate CGPA may proceed to a wide variety of post-graduate programs or professional schools.

Academic Adviser: Professor Brian Driscoll
Macdonald-Stewart Building 3-035
Telephone: 514-398-7887

Complementary Courses (24 credits)

24 credits of complementary courses are selected from the categories listed below:

12 credits - Fundamentals
12 credits - Applications

Complementary Courses - Fundamentals

12 credits selected from:

  • ANSC 312 Animal Health and Disease (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : An introduction to the pathogenesis and control of diseases in farm animals. Immune response and other protective mechanisms. Implications of animal diseases and drug therapy for product safety and public health.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Vilceu Bordignon (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 3 lectures and one 2-hour conference

  • ANSC 323 Mammalian Physiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : A study of the organization, functions and regulation of various organ systems in mammals. The nervous, endocrine, muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, digestive and reproductive systems are discussed.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Denyse Laurin, Sarah Kimmins (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 3 lectures and one 3-hour lab

    • Prerequisite: AEBI 202 or LSCI 202 or permission of instructor

  • ANSC 324 Developmental Biology and Reproduction (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : Focus on the hormonal, cellular and molecular aspects of reproduction and development (gametogenesis, folliculogenesis, fertilization, embryonic and foetal development, parturition, lactation period, periods before and after puberty). Emphasis on underlying cellular mechanisms and their regulation by hormones and the environment.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Sarah Kimmins, Raj Duggavathi (Winter)

  • ANSC 330 Fundamentals of Nutrition (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : A discussion of the nutrients; water, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, minerals and vitamins, with particular emphasis on their functions in and essentially for the animal organism.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Arif Mustafa (Fall)

  • ANSC 400 Eukaryotic Cells and Viruses (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : The basic principles of molecular biology and the underlying molecular basis for various methodologies in molecular biology are covered. The molecular genetic basis for viral infections and tumorigenesis will be covered as examples of the use of molecular genetic approaches to address biological problems.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: David Zadworny (Winter)

  • ANSC 433 Animal Nutrition (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : Critical discussion of nutrient utilization by farm animals, an assessment of nutritive value of feeds. Recent developments in nutritional manipulation are discussed.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Leroy E Phillip (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 3 lectures and one 1-hour lab

    • Prerequisites: ANSC 234 or ANSC 330 or permission of instructor

  • ENTO 330 Insect Biology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Entomology : Insect structure and function, development and specialization; ecology and behavior; diversity, evolution and classification of insect orders and common families; pest management.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Stephanie Boucher (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 2 lectures and one 2-hour lab

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken NRSC 330

  • ENTO 440 Insect Diversity (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Entomology : Ecology, evolution and systematics of insects and their relatives. Classification and phylogeny of selected insect families; use of diagnostic characters and taxonomic keys. Ecological interactions at an individual, population and community level with emphasis on diversity patterns in space and time.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Fall

    • 1 lecture, 1 lab and project

    • Prerequisite: ENTO 330 or permission of instructor

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ENTO 425

  • ENVB 305 Population & Community Ecology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Environmental Biology : Interactions between organisms and their environment; historical and current perspectives in applied and theoretical population and community ecology. Principles of population dynamics, feedback loops, and population regulation. Development and structure of communities; competition, predation and food web dynamics. Biodiversity science in theory and practice.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Christopher Buddle (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken WILD 205

  • ENVB 313 Phylogeny and Biogeography (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Environmental Biology : Phylogeny reconstruction; principles of systematics; predictive power of phylogenetic trees; theory and principles of biogeography; historical biogeography of plants and animals; role of abiotic and biotic factors in shaping distributions.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Terry A Wheeler, Marcia J Waterway (Fall)

  • ENVB 315 Science of Inland Waters (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Environmental Biology : Nature and history of limnology; divisions of inland waters; properties of fresh water; habitats; zones; nutrient cycles; biota; adaptations; seasonal variation; distributions; pollution; succession and evolution of fresh water environments. Includes field excursions.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Fall

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken NRSC 315.

  • MICR 331 Microbial Ecology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Microbiology (Agric&Envir Sc) : The ecology of microorganisms, primarily bacteria and archaea, and their roles in biogeochemical cycles will be discussed. Microbial interactions with the environment, plants, animals and other microbes emphasizing the underlying genetics and physiology. Diversity, evolution (microbial phylogenetics) and the application of molecular biology in microbial ecology.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Brian T Driscoll (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have successfully completed NRSC 331

  • MICR 338 Bacterial Molecular Genetics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Microbiology (Agric&Envir Sc) : Basic bacterial genetics, DNA damage and repair, mutagenesis, gene cloning, mapping and regulation, molecular biology. Laboratory sessions will provide the student with practical experience in the genetic manipulation of microbes and in molecular biology techniques.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Brian T Driscoll (Fall)

  • MICR 450 Environmental Microbiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Microbiology (Agric&Envir Sc) : Focus on microbes in the environment. Topics include extreme environments, polar microbiology, biotechnology and bioremediation. Emphasis will be on population studies based upon molecular biological methods.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Lyle Whyte (Winter)

  • NUTR 337 Nutrition Through Life (3 credits)

    Offered by: Dietetics & Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Emphasis on applied quantitative aspects of human nutrition. Nutrient utilization, evaluation and requirements, as related to dietary standards.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Stan Kubow (Winter)

  • PARA 438 Immunology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Parasitology (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Parasitology : An in-depth analysis of the principles of cellular and molecular immunology. The emphasis of the course is on host defence against infection and on diseases caused by abnormal immune responses.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Florence Dzierszinski (Fall)

    • 3 lectures per week

    • Prerequisites: AEBI 202 or LSCI 202 or permission of instructor

  • PLNT 304 Biology of Fungi (3 credits)

    Offered by: Plant Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Plant Science : This course describes the various groups of fungi and explores in depth their biology and physiology, their ecological niches and the role in various ecosystems and their benefits and uses in industry and biotechnology.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Kushalappa Ajjamada (Winter)

    • 3 lectures and one 3-hour lab

  • PLNT 353 Plant Structure and Function (3 credits)

    Offered by: Plant Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Plant Science : The general anatomy and physiology of vascular plants with emphasis on the cells, tissues, organs, chemical components of plants and the physiological processes associated with their function.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Jacqueline Bede (Fall)

  • PLNT 358 Flowering Plant Diversity (3 credits)

    Offered by: Plant Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Plant Science : Principles of classification and identification of flowering plants and ferns, with emphasis on 35 major families of flowering plants and the habitats in which they grow.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Marcia J Waterway (Fall)

    • 2 lectures, one 3-hour lab, plus a 4-day field week held the week preceding the start of classes

    • A $50 fee is charged to all students registered in this course, which has a fieldwork component prior to the beginning of classes in August. This fee is used to support the cost of excursions, a hand lens, instructional handouts and identification aids. Students who have already received a hand lens may request a reimbursement of a portion of this charge through their department.

    • Prerequisites: PLNT 201 or AEBI 210 or ENVR 202 or permission of instructor

  • PLNT 424 Cellular Regulation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Plant Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Plant Science : An overview of the cellular mechanisms used by prokaryotes and eukaryotes to regulate biosynthetic pathways. Topics covered range from control of gene transcription to the regulation of enzyme activity to the role of signal transduction pathways in the control of metabolic flux through cellular pathways.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Jacqueline Bede (Winter)

  • PLNT 426 Plant Ecophysiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Plant Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Plant Science : Investigates of the complex interactions between plants and their environment, focusing on the mechanisms underlying plant physiological processes. Plasticity of plants to their ecological environment; topics include phytoremediation, plant stress responses, plant-symbiosis and plant-insect interactions.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Jacqueline Bede (Winter)

  • PLNT 460 Plant Ecology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Plant Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Plant Science : Theory and practice of plant ecology with an emphasis on the interaction between patterns and ecological processes and the dynamics, conservation and management of plant populations and communities over a range of temporal and spatial scales.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Sylvie de Blois (Fall)

    • 3 lectures and one 3-hour lab

    • Prerequisite: AEMA 310 or permission of instructor.

  • WILD 375 Issues: Environmental Sciences (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Resource Development : Principles and trends in global ecology as they pertain to agricultural and natural ecosystems and the impact of environmental change on food production.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: David James Lewis (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 3 lectures

  • WILD 424 Parasitology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Parasitology (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Resource Development : Systematics, morphology, biology and ecology of parasitic protozoa, flatworms, roundworms and arthropods with emphasis on economically and medically important species.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Petra Rohrbach (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 2 lectures and one 3-hour lab

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken WILD 424 (formerly ZOOL 424).

Complementary Courses - Applications

12 credits selected from:

  • AEBI 451 Research Project 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Biology (Agric & Envir Sc) : A research project on a topic relevant to the fields of Environmental Biology or Life Sciences. This course is intended for senior undergraduates.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: Brian T Driscoll, Lyle Whyte (Fall) Brian T Driscoll, Lyle Whyte (Winter)

    • Fall and Winter

    • Prerequisite(s): AEHM 205 and permission of instructor.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MICR 481.

    • Enrolment is limited by availability of research project supervisors. Students should make arrangements with a willing supervisor, and the proposed supervisor and project are subject to approval. Recommended for students in their final year (U3).

    • Minimum 3.0 CGPA

  • AEMA 406 Quantitative Methods: Ecology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Mathematics (Agric&Envir Sci) : Advanced concepts in theoretical and applied quantitative ecology. Topics include: community matrices, modeling populations and community dynamics, use of null models in ecology, biodiversity assessment and measurement, ordination and multivariate statistics, use of information criterion and bayesian statistics.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Christopher Solomon (Winter)

  • ANSC 420 Animal Biotechnology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : Applications of animal biotechnology in agriculture, biomedicine and environmental preservation, including culture, manipulation and transformation of somatic cells, isolation of stem cells, reproductive biotechnologies, animal cloning by nuclear transplantation, production of transgenic animals, and cell and gene therapies.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Vilceu Bordignon (Fall)

  • ANSC 424 Metabolic Endocrinology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : A detailed study of the endocrine system and its role in the maintenance of homeostasis in higher vertebrates, including the endocrine regulation of energy balance.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: David Zadworny (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 3 lectures and one 3-hour lab

    • Prerequisite: ANSC 323

  • ANSC 506 Advanced Animal Biotechnology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : New concepts and applications of animal biotechnology in agriculture, biomedicine, environmental preservation.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Vilceu Bordignon (Fall)

  • ANSC 560 Biology of Lactation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : An interdisciplinary approach to the study of mammary development, the onset of lactation and its cessation, comparing the differences in mammalian species in mammary development from embryological, pre- and post-pubertal and pre- and post-partum aspects. Lactation at the cellular and biochemical levels.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Arif Mustafa (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ANSC 460.

  • ANSC 565 Applied Information Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : Introduction to concepts of an Information System and subsequent application to various scenarios in agriculture. Industry analysis in terms of users, goals, available data/information, communication, delivery structure, decision making, feedback, exploitation of technology and possible improvements using the Internet. Individual case studies and familiarisation with cutting-edge computer applications.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Kevin Wade (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 3 lectures and one 2-hour lab

  • BINF 301 Introduction to Bioinformatics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Parasitology (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioinformatics : Introduces analysis of DNA, RNA and protein sequences using computer software. Emphasis on implementation of molecular evolution theory for algorithms to make predictions of sequence function and infer the evolutionary history of sequences. Assessing analysis reliability and methods to improve efficiency of computer algorithms and their implications are discussed.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Robin N Beech (Winter)

  • BINF 511 Bioinformatics for Genomics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Plant Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioinformatics : Bioinformatics methods and reasoning in relation to genomics, proteomics and metabolomics strategies with an emphasis on functional genomics data. The course will cover introduction to UNIX, Perl programming, data processing and integration, file parsing, relational database design and implementation, angled towards solutions relevant for genomics.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Understanding of cell and molecular biology (equivalent to a cell or molecular biology course) or permission from instructor.

  • BTEC 306 Experiments in Biotechnology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Plant Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Biotechnology : Practical laboratory-based research experience. Techniques in cellular and molecular biology, designing experiments and developing skills in interpretation and communication of experimental results.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Jean-Benoit Charron (Fall)

  • BTEC 535 Functional Genomics in Model Organisms (3 credits)

    Offered by: Parasitology (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Biotechnology : An overview of strategies used to understand the function of genes, especially those identified through genome sequencing and bioinformatics. Use of model organisms that have proved particularly valuable for this purpose.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Timothy Geary (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: 300-level course in genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry or permission of instructor.

    • Restriction: Limited to 30 students.

  • BTEC 555 Structural Bioinformatics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Parasitology (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Biotechnology : Fundamentals of protein structure and the application of tools for structure determination, how protein structure allows us to understand the complex biological functions, and how knowledge of protein structure can contribute to drug discovery.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Reza Salavati (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: 300-level undergraduate course in molecular biology, biochemistry or permission of instructor.

  • ENTO 352 Biocontrol of Pest Insects (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Entomology : Modern concepts of integrated control techniques and principles of insect pest management, with emphasis on biological control (use of predators, parasites and pathogens against pest insects), population monitoring, and manipulation of environmental, behavioral and physiological factors in the pest's way of life. Physical, cultural, and genetic controls and an introduction to the use of non-toxic biochemical controls (attractants, repellents, pheromones, antimetabolites).

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Gary Brian Dunphy, Guy Boivin (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have previously taken ENTO 452

    • 3 lectures

  • ENTO 535 Aquatic Entomology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Entomology : Diversity, biology, ecology and recognition of the main groups of aquatic insects.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: David James Lewis (Fall)

    • Fall

  • ENTO 550 Veterinary and Medical Entomology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Entomology : Environmental aspects of veterinary and medical entomology. An advanced course dealing with the biology and ecology of insects and acarines as aetiological agents and vectors of disease, and their control. Integrated approaches to problem solving.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken NRSC 550

  • ENVB 301 Meteorology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Environmental Biology : The physical processes underlying weather. Topics include: the atmosphere - its properties (structure and motion), and thermodynamics (stability, heat and moisture); clouds and precipitation; air masses and fronts; mid-latitude weather systems and severe weather.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Ian Brett Strachan (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken NRSC 201

  • FDSC 442 Food Microbiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Food Science & Agr-Chemistry (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Food Science : Topics in Food Microbiology including an overview of the natural flora and microbiological spoilage of food products, methods of control and shelf-life extension, methods of detection and control food-borne pathogens and the use of suitable microorganisms in the production of a variety of food products.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Martin Chenier (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Prerequisites: MICR 230 or LSCI 230 or permission of instructor.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have completed MICR 442.

  • MICR 341 Mechanisms of Pathogenicity (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Microbiology (Agric&Envir Sc) : A study of the means by which bacteria cause disease in animals and humans. Includes response of host to invading bacteria, bacterial attachment and penetration processes, and modes of actions of exotoxins and endotoxins.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

  • NRSC 430 GIS for Natural Resource Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Natural Resource Sciences : Applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and spatial analysis techniques to the presentation and analysis of ecological information, including sources and capture of spatial data; characterizing, transforming, displaying spatial data; and spatial analysis to solve resource management problems.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Fall

    • Prerequisites: At least one environmental science course and one ecology course or permission of instructor

    • Restriction: U2 students and above. Not open to students who have taken GEOG 201, 306 or 307 or BREE/ABEN 430. Limited to 32 students.

  • NUTR 420 Toxicology and Health Risks (3 credits)

    Offered by: Dietetics & Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Basic principles of toxicology, health effects of exposure to environmental contaminants such as heavy metals, pesticides and radionuclides and ingestion of food toxicants such as food additives and preservatives; natural toxins in plants and marine foods, human health, ecosystem health, safety evaluation, risk assessment, and current Canadian regulations.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

  • NUTR 512 Herbs, Foods and Phytochemicals (3 credits)

    Offered by: Dietetics & Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : An overview of the use of herbal medicines and food phytochemicals and the benefits and risks of their consumption. The physiological basis for activity and the assessment of toxicity will be presented. Current practices relating to the regulation, commercialization and promotion of herbs and phytochemicals will be considered.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Timothy A Johns (Fall)

  • PARA 410 Environment and Infection (3 credits)

    Offered by: Parasitology (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Parasitology : Infectious pathogens of humans and animals and their impact on the global environment are considered. The central tenet is that infectious pathogens are environmental risk factors. The course considers their impact on the human condition and juxtaposes the impact of control and treatment measures and environmental change.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Marilyn Scott (Winter)

  • PARA 515 Water, Health and Sanitation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Parasitology (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Parasitology : The origin and types of water contaminants including live organisms, infectious agents and chemicals of agricultural and industrial origins. Conventional and new technological developments to eliminate water pollutants. Comparisons of water, health and sanitation between industrialized and developing countries.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Timothy Geary (Winter)

  • PLNT 305 Plant Pathology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Plant Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Plant Science : The theory and concepts of plant pathology, including the disease cycle, infection, symptoms, resistance, epidemiology and control. The biology and taxonomy of pathogens will be studied, including fungi, bacteria, viruses and nematodes. Techniques of inoculation, isolation of pathogens from diseased plants, disease diagnosis and pathogen identification will be demonstrated.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Kushalappa Ajjamada (Fall)

    • 3 lectures and one 3-hour lab

  • PLNT 310 Plant Propagation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Plant Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Plant Science : Principles and practical aspects of plant propagation are examined. The course consists of two parts. The first third deals with sexual propagation; the production, processing storage certification and analysis of seeds. The remaining two-thirds deals with vegetative propagation; cutting, budding, grafting, layering, and tissue culture.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Danielle J Donnelly (Winter)

    • 3 lectures and one 3-hour lab

  • PLNT 315 Herbs and Medicinal Plants (3 credits)

    Offered by: Plant Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Plant Science : Biochemistry and ecophysiology of the active ingredients in medicinal plants. Links between cultivation practices and plant compounds. The effect of propagation and environmental factors on active compounds are examined using greenhouse experiments, followed by quantification of active ingredients by analytical techniques and analysis of bioactivity.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

  • PLNT 434 Weed Biology and Control (3 credits)

    Offered by: Plant Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Plant Science : A study of the biology of undesirable vegetation as related to the principles of prevention and physical, biological, managerial and chemical control. Emphasis on the environmental impact of the different methods of weed control.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Alan K Watson (Winter)

  • PLNT 435 Plant Breeding (3 credits)

    Offered by: Plant Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Plant Science : Principles and practices of plant breeding, including reproduction of crop plants; plant hybridization; sources of genetic variation; selection methods used for self- and cross-pollinated crops and for clonally reproduced crops; breeding for diseases and pest resistance; applications of biotechnology in plant breeding.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Jaswinder Singh (Winter)

  • SOIL 335 Soil Ecology and Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Soil Science : The physical and chemical environment of soil organisms; survey of soil microflora and fauna; processes and optimal agronomic systems of management consistent with the goals of ecological agriculture.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

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