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Biological Sciences Course Updates

The Biological Sciences courses listed below are either new or have had significant changes within the last academic year.

Course information for all other courses can be found within the General Catalog.

BILD Courses

BILD 5 Data Analysis and Design for Biologists - New course - effective Winter 2022

This course is a practical introduction to information literacy, experimental design, and data analysis for biologists. Students will be introduced to coding, data management, and quantitative analysis. However, this is not a traditional statistics course and no math prerequisites are required. Rather this course focuses on practical skills related to effectively asking and answering biological questions with data.

BILD 28 Immunology, Vaccines, and Immunotherapy - New course - effective Fall 2021

Course will provide an overview of the human immune system and it is exploited to improve human health. Designed for non-biology majors who want to better understand exciting medical interventions developed in recent years. Course will cover the new SARS-2 vaccine and revolutionary cancer treatments, based on the fundamental understanding of how the immune system fights infection. Discussions will include how the immune system is studied and will "bust" common myths about the immune system.

Note: Students will not receive credit if taken after BICD 140.

BIPN Courses

BIPN 148 Cellular Basis of Learning and Memory - Course prerequisite updated - effective Winter 2022

Previous prerequisite: BIPN 100

New prerequisite: BIPN 140

BIPN 154 Neurobiology of Stress and Mental Disorders - Course prerequisite updated - effective Winter 2022

Previous prerequisite: BIPN 100

New prerequisite: BIPN 140

BIPN 164 Computational Models and Theories in Neuroscience - New course - effective Winter 2022

This course covers mathematical models of neurons, synapses, and neural networks. We will introduce theoretical frameworks of brain activity and function to understand neural computation and control of behavior. We will discuss network dynamics, synaptic plasticity, learning and memory. Students will apply modeling approaches to address scientific questions and make predictions for experiments. Prerequisites: MATH 10A or MATH 20A and MATH 10B or MATH 20B and MATH 11