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    • To: ARCC/Faculty Council From: Dave Hackett, Chair, Biology and Chemistry Date: November 17, 2008 Re: Curriculum Changes for Biology The following addition and modifications were discussed and approved by the Department of Biology and Chemistry at meetings held on October 3 and 31. The Departments of Psychology and Nursing were consulted about these changes since their students can take these courses. Course Addition: The addition of BIOL 3267 – Animal Physiology – will provide an important course for our senior biology students and will make Nipissing University more attractive to a large number of potential students who have a Pre-Veterinarian or a Pre-Medical focus. Course Modifications: The prerequisites for courses BIOL 2116 (Principles of Microbiology), BIOL 2557 (Genetics), and BIOL 4557 (Developmental and Behavioural Genetics) need to be updated to reflect changes in other courses within the biology program. MOTIONS: Motion 1: That ARCC recommend to the Arts & Science Executive that BIOL 3267 – Animal Physiology – be added to the Biology curriculum for the 2009-10 academic year. Motion 2: That ARCC recommend to the Arts & Science Executive that the current prerequisites for BIOL 2116 – Principles of Microbiology – be changed from “BIOL 1007 or BIOL 2707” to “BIOL 1006, or BIOL 1011 and enrollment in the BScN program”. Motion 3: That ARCC recommend to the Arts & Science Executive that the current prerequisites for BIOL 2557 – Genetics – be changed from “BIOL 1007 only” to “BIOL 1006 and BIOL 1007”. Motion 4: That ARCC recommend to the Arts & Science Executive that the current prerequisites for BIOL 4557 – Developmental and Behavioural Genetics – be changed from “BIOL 1007 only” to “BIOL 1006 and BIOL 1007”.
    • Adding a Course: Animal Physiology (BIOL 3267) A) Descriptive Data Course code: BIOL 3267 Course title: Animal Physiology Short title: (maximum 29 characters) If this course belongs to a major that has course groupings, please indicate which group the course belongs with: Course Prerequisites: BIOL 2706 & BIOL 2707 – Human Anatomy and Physiology1&2, AND BIOL 2836 – Invertebrate Zoology OR BIOL 2837- Vertebrate Zoology Course Co-requisites: Antirequisite: Total Hours: (Lecture / Lab / Seminar) 36 hours of lecture and 36 hours of lab for one term Breakdown of Hours (e.g. Two hours of lecture 3 hours of lecture and 3 hours of lab per week per term and one hour of laboratory work per week for one term.) Course Credits: 3 credits This course examines how animals regulate physiological processes in order to Course Description: survive. Evolution and function of physiological systems is studied with emphasis placed on their biochemistry. Adopting a comparative approach, this course examines (as it will appear in the advanced principles of physiology within the Animal Kingdom. academic calendar) Program Implications: Cross-listing or cross- N/A coding (please indicate if this course is approved for either cross-listing or cross-coding, and to which discipline)
    • B) Comparative Data University Equivalent Course(s) and Titles Non-Equivalent but 50% or more overlap Brock BIOL 3P35 Comparative Animal Physiology BIOL3305 Animal Physiology Carleton BIOL3200 Comparative Physiology I Guelph BIOL3210 Comparative Physiology II Biology 3250 - Comparative Animal Lakehead Physiology I Biology 3251 - Comparative Animal Physiology II BIOL4797 Environmental Physiology Laurentian Biology 3UO3 Animal Physiology – McMaster Homeostasis Biology 3UU3 Animal Physiology- Regulatory Systems BIO3303 Animal Physiology I Ottawa BIO3302 Animal Physiology II BIOL-338 Comparative Animal Physiology Queen’s RMC Ryerson BIO252Y1Y Animal Physiology: Cell to Toronto Systems BIOL-383 Animal Physiology I Trent BIOL-384 Animal Physiology II BIOL 370 Comparative Animal Physiology I Waterloo BIOL 371 Comparative Animal Physiology II BIO 272a Comparative Animal Physiology Western BI409 Comparative Animal Physiology Wilfrid Laurier 1&2 Windsor BIOL3060 Animal Physiology I York BIOL3070 Animal Physiology II C) Statement of Need: Animal Physiology is considered a “core” course at almost all of the major universities in the province because of the foundation of knowledge and skills that it provides to students in a biology program. This course will increase our ability to attract Pre-Veterinary and Pre-Medical students that make up a large part of the biology market. Currently, some of our senior students leave Nipissing University in order to study Pre-Veterinary and Pre-Medical courses elsewhere. This course would be offered at the 3rd year level and would be open to Biology students and to other students who meet the pre-requisites.
    • D) Statement of Resources: This course would be developed and offered for the first time in Spring 2009. Thereafter, the course would be offered on a yearly basis in the Fall or Winter term. A budget of $2000 would be required in order to purchase the equipment needed for this laboratory (such as physiological stimulators to regulate amplitude, frequency and mode for the viewing of muscle contractions, and spirometers to measure pulmonary capacities). Once the lab equipment has been purchased, costs for consumable supplies will be provided by the Biology budget. Description of Change and Rationale This document represents a change to the prerequisites for BIOL 2116 - PRINCIPLES OF MICROBIOLOGY – from “BIOL 1007 or BIOL 2707” to “BIOL 1006, or BIOL 1011 and enrollment in the BScN program”. This change is for two reasons; the first is to reflect the fact that BIOL 1006, not BIOL 1007, is the proper prerequisite for the course. The second reason is that last year the requirements for the Nursing program were changed to include BIOL 1011 as a mandatory course. As this is in essence BIOL 1006 but without the labs, BIOL 1011is a more appropriate prerequisite for Nursing students. Titles of the Courses Involved in the Above Explanation: BIOL 1006 – Intro to Molecular and Cell Biology BIOL 1007 – Intro to Organismal and Evolutionary Biology BIOL 1011 – Intro to Molecular and Cell Biology for Nursing and Physical Health Education (no lab) BIOL 2707 – Human Anatomy and Physiology II
    • Descriptive Data Course code: BIOL2116 Course title: Principles of Microbiology Short title: Microbiology (maximum 29 characters) If this course belongs to a major that has course groupings, please indicate which group the course belongs with: Course Prerequisites: BIOL 1007 or BIOL 2707 BIOL 1006, or BIOL 1011 and enrollment in the BScN program Course Co-requisites: None Antirequisite: None Total Hours: 36 hours of lecture and 36 hours of lab for one term. (Lecture / Lab / Seminar) Breakdown of Hours Three hours of lecture and 3 hours of lab per week. (e.g. Two hours of lecture and one hour of laboratory work per week for one term.) Course Credits: 3 This course provides an introduction to microbiology with topics including the Course Description: morphology, structure, classification, nutrition and growth of microbes and basic immunology. This course will also offer a survey of infectious diseases; an (as it will appear in the examination of environmental effects on microbes; the study of mutation and genetic academic calendar) recombinant; and an analysis of antimicrobial chemotherapeutic agents. Program Implications: This change is to bring the prerequisites in line with current program requirements. Cross-listing or cross- None. coding (please indicate if this course is approved for either cross-listing or cross-coding, and to which discipline)
    • Comparative Data University Equivalent Course(s) and Titles Non-Equivalent but 50% or more overlap Brock Biology 2P98 Principles of Microbiology BIOL 61.233 Microbiology Carleton Guelph Biology 2711 Introduction to Lakehead Microbiology BIOL 2111 Principles of Laurentian Microbiology BIOL 3E03 Introductory Microbiology McMaster Ottawa Queen’s RMC Ryerson Toronto Trent Waterloo Western Wilfrid Laurier 55-206 Introduction to Microbiology Windsor 55-237 Introductory Microbiology 55-351 Medical Microbiology BIOL 3150 Microbiology York
    • Description of Change and Rationale This document represents a change to the prerequisites for BIOL 2557 – GENETICS – “BIOL 1007 only” to “BIOL 1006 and BIOL 1007”. This change is to properly reflect the fact that the material covered in BIOL 2557 requires knowledge from BIOL 1006 and BIOL 1007 in order for students to be successful. Titles of the Courses Involved in the Above Explanation: BIOL 1006 – Intro to Molecular and Cell Biology BIOL 1007 – Intro to Organismal and Evolutionary Biology
    • Descriptive Data Course code: BIOL2557 Course title: Genetics Short title: Genetics (maximum 29 characters) If this course belongs to a major that has course groupings, please indicate which group the course belongs with: Course Prerequisites: BIOL 1007 BIOL 1006 and BIOL 1007 Course Co-requisites: None Antirequisite: None Total Hours: 36 hours of lecture and 36 hours of lab for one term. (Lecture / Lab / Seminar) Breakdown of Hours Three hours of lecture and 3 hours of lab per week. (e.g. Two hours of lecture and one hour of laboratory work per week for one term.) Course Credits: 3 credits This course examines fundamental concepts of genetics. Topics include mechanisms Course Description: and patterns of inheritance, structure and function of DNA, mutations, population genetics, biological variability, natural selection, and the significance of the Human (as it will appear in the Genome Project. academic calendar) Program Implications: This change is to properly reflect the fact that the material covered in BIOL 2557 requires knowledge from BIOL 1006 and BIOL 1007 in order for students to be successful. Cross-listing or cross- None. coding (please indicate if this course is approved for either cross-listing or cross-coding, and to which discipline)
    • Comparative Data University Equivalent Course(s) and Titles Non-Equivalent but 50% or more overlap Brock BIOL3P50 Molecular Genetics BIOL3P51 Genetics: Transmission, Development, Population BIOL61.214 Introductory Genetics Carleton BIOL61216 Human Genetics & Evolution BIO2000 Introduction to Genetics BIO1000 Genetics and Society Guelph BIO3000 Population Genetics BIOL 2171 Genetics Lakehead BIOL 2011E Fundamentals of Laurentian Genetics BIOL 3017E Genetics BIOL2C03 Genetics McMaster BIOL3NN3 Molecular Genetics BIOL2123 Genetics Ottawa BIOL110 Human Genetics & Queen’s Evolution BIOL205 Mendelia and Molecular Genetics BIOL206 Evolutionary and Population Genetics N/A RMC N/A Ryerson BIO260H1S Genetics Toronto BIO459H1S Population Genetics Biology205H Genetics Trent Biology362H Population Genetics BIOL139 Genetics Waterloo BIOL434 Human Molecular Genetics Biology281b Genetics Biology393b Genetic Engineering Western Biology392a Principles of Genetics B1202 Genetics Wilfrid B1485 Topics on Advanced Laurier Genetics
    • Biology55.211 Genetics Windsor BIO2040 Genetics BIO4400 Behavioural Genetics York Description of Change and Rationale This document represents a change to the prerequisites for BIOL 4557 – Developmental and Behavioral Genetics – from “BIOL 1007 only” to “BIOL 1006 and BIOL 1007”. This change is to properly reflect the fact that the material covered in BIOL 4557 requires knowledge from BIOL 1006 and BIOL 1007 in order for students to be successful. Titles of the Courses Involved in the Above Explanation: BIOL 1006 – Intro to Molecular and Cell Biology BIOL 1007 – Intro to Organismal and Evolutionary Biology
    • Descriptive Data Course code: BIOL4557 Course title: Developmental and Behavioural Genetics Short title: (maximum 29 characters) If this course belongs to a major that has course groupings, please indicate which group the course belongs with: Course Prerequisites: BIOL 1007 BIOL 1006 and BIOL 1007 Course Co-requisites: None Antirequisite: None Total Hours: 36 hours of lecture for one term. No lab. (Lecture / Lab / Seminar) Breakdown of Hours Three hours of lecture per week. (e.g. Two hours of lecture and one hour of laboratory work per week for one term.) Course Credits: 3 credits This course focuses on the genetics and molecular biology of development and Course Description: behaviour in higher organisms. We will examine the molecular process by which genes govern the development of a complex, multi-cellular organism from a single- (as it will appear in the cell zygote, considering such topics as morphogenesis, pattern formation, cellular academic calendar) differentiation, cell communication, establishment of neural networks, and neural plasticity. Insight will be drawn from studies of model organisms such as C. elegans, Drosophila, Arabidopsis, the zebrafish, and the mouse. We will also consider the molecular basis of behaviour, beginning with simple, well-defined paradigms such as locomotion and olfaction, and expanding the scope to discuss the possible role of genes in complex human traits such as intelligence, learning and memory, and social and sexual behaviour. Students will be encouraged to consider the ethical implications of research in such areas. This course may be credited towards Psychology. Program Implications: This change is to properly reflect the fact that the material covered in BIOL 2557 requires knowledge from BIOL 1006 and BIOL 1007 in order for students to be successful. Cross-listing or cross- None. coding (please indicate if this course is approved for either cross-listing or cross-coding, and to
    • which discipline) Comparative Data University Equivalent Course(s) and Titles Non-Equivalent but 50% or more overlap Brock BIOL 3P28 Developmental Biology BIOL 4P56 Genes and Behaviour Carleton MBG*4040 Genetics and Guelph Molecular Biology of Development Biology 3330 Moleclar Biology of Lakehead Development Laurentian Biology 3NN3 Molecular Genetic McMaster Mechanisms of Development Biology 4HH3 Genetic Analysis of Behaviour BIO4350 Principles of Ottawa Neurobiology BIO3147 Developmental Biology BIOL430 Molecular Genetics of Queen’s Development BIOL445 Neuroethology RMC Ryerson PSY390H1 Behavioural Genetics Toronto Biology408H/FA Developmental Trent Biology BIOL403 Developmental Biology Waterloo Biology338a Developmental Western Biology Wilfrid Laurier 54-455 Molecular biology of Windsor Growth and Development II SC/BIOL 4061 Cell & Molecular York Biology of Development