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Course Description

This is the second of two courses designed to prepare you for university entrance. Through the study of biology (life and living systems), learners are given an opportunity to explore and understand the natural world through the themes of diversity, energy, equilibrium, matter and systems. The major units developed in this course are: nervous and endocrine systems; reproduction and development; cell division, genetics and molecular biology; and population and community dynamics.

Course Details

Biology is the study of life and living systems from the molecular level to the biosphere. Through the study of biology, learners are given an opportunity to explore and understand the natural world and to become aware of the profound influence of biology in their lives. Students further develop their ability to ask questions, investigate and experiment; to gather, analyze and assess scientific information; and to test scientific laws and principles and their applications.

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • describe the role of the nervous system in homeostasis
  • describe the organization of the nervous system into divisions, and the organization of neurons into neural pathways and reflex arcs
  • identify the primary structures of the central nervous system and regions of the brain
  • explain the transmission of nervous system signals through action potentials, saltatory conduction, and synaptic transmission
  • describe the process of sensation and perception as it pertains to the major senses
  • identify the main structures of the eye and ear, and explain their functions in perception
  • explain how the endocrine system contributes to homeostasis, including regulation through negative feedback
  • identify the hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal glands, and pancreas, and describe how the hormones they produce contribute to homeostasis
  • analyze physiological disorders, such as diabetes, that result from hormone imbalance in order to relate the physiological symptoms to the function of the hormone
  • describe sex determination in mammals, and explain the difference between male and female gametes
  • identify male and female reproductive structures and describe their functions
  • explain how sexually transmitted infections can affect fertility and reproduction
  • identify the main reproductive hormones, and describe how they regulate the reproductive systems of males and females
  • trace the processes and key events that occur during embryonic and fetal development, and explain how environmental and genetic factors can affect development
  • identify and describe the extra-embryonic structures in mammals
  • describe the processes of parturition and lactation
  • analyze a variety of reproductive technologies, such as in vitro fertilization, in order to relate technologies to the reproductive issue they are designed to address
  • describe how genetic material is organized in eukaryotic cells, including chromosome number and ploidy
  • describe the general stages of the cell cycle
  • describe the cell cycle, and explain the phases of mitosis
  • explain the phases of meiosis, and describe the importance of reduction division and genetic variation in sexual reproduction
  • compare and contrast a variety of reproductive strategies, and explain the advantages and disadvantages of sexual vs asexual reproduction
  • use Mendel’s law of equal segregation and independent assortment to demonstrate the inheritance of genes, and identify the implications for breeding
  • compare the inheritance of complete dominance, incomplete dominance, codominance, multiple alleles, sex-linked genes, and polygenic traits,
  • use Punnett squares and pedigrees to calculate phenotypic and genotypic probabilities and ratios for monohybrid and dihybrid crosses
  • describe linked genes and crossing over, and explain how they relate to genetic diversity
  • describe the structure of DNA, and explain how it encodes genetic information
  • describe the processes of DNA replication
  • describe the process of gene expression through transcription and translation
  • explain the different effects that DNA mutations can have on an organism
  • describe the process of genetic engineering, and analyze a variety of genetic technologies in order to relate the technologies to the principles of molecular genetics
  • describe population genetics in terms of the Hardy-Weinberg principle, use the Hardy-Weinberg equation to calculate allele and genotype frequencies, and identify factors that can disrupt a genetic equilibrium
  • use quantitative methods, such as density and growth rate, to describe populations
  • describe populations qualitatively, and explain how different populations interact in a community including competition, predation, and symbiosis

Notes

Formerly UPG 210 Biology 2. Students who have taken UPG 210 should not enrol in this course.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of Biology 20, Biology I, or equivalent course.

Questions about placement? Please contact us.

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Online Asynchronous
Dates
Jan 10, 2024 to Apr 03, 2024
Type
Online Synchronous
Days
W
Time
7:00PM to 8:00PM
Dates
Jan 10, 2024 to Apr 03, 2024
Schedule and Location
Hours
70.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $599.00
Reading List / Textbook

Title: Inquiry into Biology 
Author: Colbourne, Helen, et al. 
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Ryerson
ISBN 13: 978-0-07-096052-7
ISBN 10: 0-07-096052-6
Edition: 2006-2007

U of C Bookstore:  www.calgarybookstore.ca or 403.220.5937 

Section Notes

Prerequisites: Biology 20, UPG 110 Biology 1, or an equivalent course. Questions? Call: 403.220.2866 or e-mail: conted@ucalgary.ca  

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates.

This course uses:

  • Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L.
  • Zoom web conferencing software.

To fully participate in the live sessions, students will need: an internet connection, and a reliable headset with microphone.

For more information, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

It is the student’s responsibility to confirm transcript deadlines with UCalgary Admissions.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students registering on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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Class
Days
T, Th
Time
5:00PM to 8:00PM
Dates
Feb 06, 2024 to Apr 25, 2024
Schedule and Location
Hours
70.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $599.00
Reading List / Textbook

Title: Inquiry into Biology 
Author: Colbourne, Helen, et al. 
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Ryerson
ISBN 13: 978-0-07-096052-7
ISBN 10: 0-07-096052-6
Edition: 2006-2007

U of C Bookstore:  www.calgarybookstore.ca or 403.220.5937 

Section Notes

Prerequisites: Biology 20, UPG 110 Biology 1, or an equivalent course. Questions? Call: 403.220.2866 or e-mail: conted@ucalgary.ca  

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

It is the student’s responsibility to confirm transcript deadlines with UCalgary Admissions.

Type
Online Synchronous
Days
W
Time
6:30PM to 7:30PM
Dates
Feb 07, 2024 to Apr 24, 2024
Type
Online Asynchronous
Dates
Feb 07, 2024 to Apr 30, 2024
Schedule and Location
Hours
70.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $599.00
Instructor(s)
Reading List / Textbook

Title: Inquiry into Biology 
Author: Colbourne, Helen, et al. 
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Ryerson
ISBN 13: 978-0-07-096052-7
ISBN 10: 0-07-096052-6
Edition: 2006-2007

U of C Bookstore:  www.calgarybookstore.ca or 403.220.5937 

Section Notes

Prerequisites: Biology 20, UPG 110 Biology 1, or an equivalent course. Questions? Call: 403.220.2866 or e-mail: conted@ucalgary.ca  

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates.

This course uses:

  • Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L.
  • Zoom web conferencing software.

To fully participate in the live sessions, students will need: an internet connection, and a reliable headset with microphone.

For more information, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

It is the student’s responsibility to confirm transcript deadlines with UCalgary Admissions.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students registering on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

Type
Online Synchronous
Days
W
Time
6:30PM to 7:30PM
Dates
May 01, 2024 to Jul 17, 2024
Type
Online Asynchronous
Dates
May 01, 2024 to Jul 23, 2024
Schedule and Location
Hours
70.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $599.00
Reading List / Textbook

Title: Inquiry into Biology 
Author: Colbourne, Helen, et al. 
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Ryerson
ISBN 13: 978-0-07-096052-7
ISBN 10: 0-07-096052-6
Edition: 2006-2007

U of C Bookstore:  www.calgarybookstore.ca or 403.220.5937 

Section Notes

Prerequisites: Biology 20, UPG 110 Biology 1, or an equivalent course. Questions? Call: 403.220.2866 or e-mail: conted@ucalgary.ca  

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates.

This course uses:

  • Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L.
  • Zoom web conferencing software.

To fully participate in the live sessions, students will need: an internet connection, and a reliable headset with microphone.

For more information, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

It is the student’s responsibility to confirm transcript deadlines with UCalgary Admissions.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students registering on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

Type
Online Synchronous
Days
T
Time
5:00PM to 6:00PM
Dates
May 07, 2024 to Jul 23, 2024
Type
Online Asynchronous
Dates
May 07, 2024 to Jul 29, 2024
Schedule and Location
Hours
70.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $599.00
Instructor(s)
Reading List / Textbook

Title: Inquiry into Biology 
Author: Colbourne, Helen, et al. 
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Ryerson
ISBN 13: 978-0-07-096052-7
ISBN 10: 0-07-096052-6
Edition: 2006-2007

U of C Bookstore:  www.calgarybookstore.ca or 403.220.5937 

Section Notes

Prerequisites: Biology 20, UPG 110 Biology 1, or an equivalent course. Questions? Call: 403.220.2866 or e-mail: conted@ucalgary.ca  

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates.

This course uses:

  • Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L.
  • Zoom web conferencing software.

To fully participate in the live sessions, students will need: an internet connection, and a reliable headset with microphone.

For more information, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

It is the student’s responsibility to confirm transcript deadlines with UCalgary Admissions.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students registering on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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