The Minor Concentration Biology - Cell/Molecular, is restricted to students in the B.A. & Sc. It is a sequence of courses designed to yield a broad introduction to cell/molecular biology.
Advising Note: Students interested in a Biology minor concentration must choose either the Cell/Molecular option or the Organismal option, but may not take both. Students interested in a more in-depth program in Biology should consider the Major concentration.
Students may complete this program with a minimum of 18 credits or a maximum of 19 credits depending if they are exempt from taking CHEM 212 and their choice of complementary courses.
Required Courses* (13 credits)
* Required courses taken at CEGEP or elsewhere that are not credited toward the B.A. & Sc. must be replaced by approved complementary courses. Regardless of the substitution, students must take at least 18 credits in this program.
** Students who have already taken CHEM 212 or its equivalent will choose another appropriate complementary course, to be approved by the Adviser.
BIOL 200 Molecular Biology (3 credits)
Biology (Sci) : The physical and chemical properties of the cell and its components in relation to their structure and function. Topics include: protein structure, enzymes and enzyme kinetics; nucleic acid replication, transcription and translation; the genetic code, mutation, recombination, and regulation of gene expression.
Terms: Fall 2012
Instructors: Thomas E Bureau, Richard D W Roy, Francesco Fagotto, Monique Zetka (Fall)
BIOL 201 Cell Biology and Metabolism (3 credits)
Biology (Sci) : This course introduces the student to our modern understanding of cells and how they work. Major topics to be covered include: photosynthesis, energy metabolism and metabolic integration; plasma membrane including secretion, endocytosis and contact mediated interactions between cells; cytoskeleton including cell and organelle movement; the nervous system; hormone signaling; the cell cycle.
Terms: Winter 2013
Instructors: Gary Brouhard, Gregory G Brown (Winter)
BIOL 202 Basic Genetics (3 credits)
Biology (Sci) : Introduction to basic principles, and to modern advances, problems and applications in the genetics of higher and lower organisms with examples representative of the biological sciences.
Terms: Winter 2013, Summer 2013
Instructors: Daniel J Schoen, Mario Chevrette, David Hipfner (Winter) David Dankort, David Hipfner (Summer)
3 hours lecture, 1 hour optional tutorial
Prerequisite: BIOL 200.
Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking CELL 204.
CHEM 212 Introductory Organic Chemistry 1 (4 credits) **
Chemistry : A survey of reactions of aliphatic and aromatic compounds including modern concepts of bonding, mechanisms, conformational analysis, and stereochemistry.
Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013
Instructors: Youla S Tsantrizos, David Noble Harpp, Michel Daoust, Samuel Lewis Sewall, Jean-Marc Gauthier (Fall) Jean-Philip Lumb, Mitchell Huot, Michel Daoust, Jean-Marc Gauthier (Winter) Laura Pavelka, Michel Daoust, Samuel Lewis Sewall, Jean-Marc Gauthier (Summer)
Fall, Winter, Summer
Prerequisite: CHEM 110 or equivalent.
Corequisite: CHEM 120 or equivalent.
Restriction: Not open to students who are taking or have taken CHEM 211 or equivalent
Each lab section is limited enrolment
Note: Some CEGEP programs provide equivalency for this course. For more information, please see the Department of Chemistry's Web page (http://www.chemistry.mcgill.ca/advising/outside/equivalent.htm).
Complementary Courses (6 credits)
Any 6 credits of biology courses at the 300 level or higher approved by the Adviser.