Course Selection Information

Course Selection information for the Winter 18 semester will continue to be posted as it becomes available. The W18 Course Selection Period ended on November 2nd. The next Course Add Period takes place December 11, 2017 to January 12, 2018. A reminder that when selecting courses during this Add Period, students must also ensure that their W18 Final Exam Schedule remains conflict-free. The Final Exam Schedule will be posted in WebAdvisor before December 11, 2017.

Please note that the information on this page is tentative, and may change often as updates are received. Monitor this page regularly for information regarding course restrictions, additions, deletions and special registration instructions.

(last update November 14, 2017)

Course Selection Updates

ANSC 1210 - another section will be added before the next Course Add Period begins on December 11th for ABIO students who have not yet registered. If space availability permits, it is possible the restriction may be removed for a future Course Add Period. Please continue to monitor this website for updates (posted November 8th).

ANSC 3040 - the deparment is aware that some 4th year ABIO students who have changed to more recent Undergraduate Calendars have not been able to register. They are working on determining which students need the course to graduate and will give them priority for the remaining spaces when the next Course Add period begins on December 11th (posted November 8th).

BIOL 3040, BIOL 4120, MBG 3350 and MICR 3430 are now full. Students in majors that are required to take these courses should come to the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre and complete a Course Waiver Request form to be added to the waiting list (posted October 26, 2017)

Course Requirements - Winter 18

PBC students should review the Credit Cap Information document provided by the Psychology Department. Limits have been placed on the number number of PSYC courses that may be taken at each year level. For questions, please contact your PBC Faculty Advisors directly.

PSYC 2020 - New for Winter 18! Course may be applied as a Restricted Elective for PBC students (major or minor), and has been added to the approved Science list.

PSYC 2040 is no longer offered, and has been replaced by PSYC 3290.

PSYC 4540 and PSYC 4580 - are approved as Science restricted electives for PBC students for the Winter 18 Semester.

BIOL 3650 - Applications in Biology - will have two different topics in Winter 18, depending on the section number. Section 01 will be Wildlife Rehabilitation, restricted to WBC students (may be applied as a Restricted Elective). Section 02 will be Forensic Science, restricted to MBG major students (may be applied as a Subject Area Restricted Elective). Update. The restriction on Section 01 (Wildlife Rehabilitation) will be expanded to include the BIOD, MFB and ZOO and BSES.ECOL majors at some point the morning of Wednesday, November 1st. The restriction on Section 02 (Forensic Science) will be expanded to include the BIOC and MICR majors at some point the morning of Wednesday, November 1st. (posted October 30, 2017).

Section 01 - Wildlife rehabilitation is an important aspect of species protection and conservation, and is a valuable career path for individuals with a special interest in wildlife biology. The course focuses on Canadian wildlife and ways to mitigate various human-animal impacts with a specific emphasis on wildlife rehabilitation: its benefits, risks (to humans and animals), ethical concerns, stabilization of sick and injured animals, and other key areas for consideration. There is a hands-on component to this course, including two hands-on labs where avian, mammal, and/or turtle natural history is discussed in the context of performing a necropsy on an animal, and basic treatments for animal first aid are practiced. Case studies, presentations, and lectures will make up the rest of the course. Prerequisites: 9.0 credits (including 2 of BIOL 1070, BIOL 1080, BIOL 1090).

Section 02 - Forensic science is a multidisciplinary field that applies the scientific method in support of justice systems including criminal and civil courts. You will learn about the social and legal environment in which forensic scientists work. This course will focus on forensic biology and DNA analysis from collection of samples, body fluid testing, DNA extraction, quantitation, amplification and statistical interpretation. How factors such as variation of sample type, degradation and low-level samples affect the limitations of analysis and interpretation will be discussed. You will learn through lectures, demonstrations and case studies covering theory and protocols used for autosomal and Y-chromosome testing. Mitochondrial DNA, single-nucleotide polymorphism, non-human testing and developmental technologies will also be discussed.

MICR 3430 (formerly Microbiology Methods II) - The course title has been changed to Advanced Methods in Microbiology and now includes 6 hours of lab per week. The credit weight of the course has been increased to 0.75 credits effective the Winter 18 semester to reflect the increased lab hours.

Special Instructions - Winter 18

Human Anatomy - Students registered in HK 3401 or HK 3501 in the Fall 17 semester are able to register in the corresponding Winter 18 portion of the course (HK 3402 or HK 3502) using WebAdvisor. A Course Waiver Request form is not required.

Restrictions - Winter 18

ANSC 1210 - Restricted to students registered in the Animal Biology major, and the B.Sc.(Agr.) & B.B.R.M. programs. If space availability permits, it is possible the restriction may be removed for a future Course Add Period. Please continue to monitor this website for updates.

BIOL 1080 - Certain sections of BIOL 1080 are now restricted to students registered in the BENG.BME and BIOE programs, in order to ensure they can create a conflict-free schedule. This applies to the following sections only: 0102, 0103, 0108, 0111, 0113, 0118, 0222, 0223, 0228, 0231, 0233 and 0238 (posted October 24, 2017).

BIOL 3650 - Update: The restriction on Section 01 (Wildlife Rehabilitation) will be expanded to include the BIOD, MFB and ZOO and BSES.ECOL majors at some point the morning of Wednesday, November 1st (posted October 30th). Section 01, Wildlife Rehabilitation, restricted to students in the WBC major only. No waitlist will be taken for students in other programs. Please monitor this website for updates.

BIOL 3650 - Update: The restriction on Section 02 (Forensic Science) will be expanded to include the BIOC and MICR majors at some point the morning of Wednesday, November 1st. (posted October 30, 2017). Section 02, Forensic Science, restricted to students in the MBG major only. No waitlist will be taken for students in other programs. Please monitor this website for updates.

BIOM 3040 - Update! The restriction will be removed for the Course Add Period beginning December 11, 2017 (posted November 14th). A Priority Access Course. Restricted to students registered in the BIOM major and NEUR major and minor. Please continue to monitor this website for updates.

BIOM 4030 - Update! The restriction will be removed for the Course Add Period beginning December 11, 2017 (posted November 14th). A Priority Access Course. Restricted to students registered in the BIOM major and NEUR major and minor. Please continue to monitor this website for updates.

BIOM 4050 - Update! The restriction will be removed for the Course Add Period beginning December 11, 2017 (posted November 14th). A Priority Access Course. Restricted to student registered in the BIOM and BTOX majors. Please continue to monitor this website for updates.

BIOM 4180 - Restricted to students registered in the BIOM major. This is a permanent restriction has listed in the Undergraduate Calendar. The Course Instructor, Prof. Glen Pyle, will be keeping a waiting list.

CHEM 2400 - A Priority Access Course. Restricted to students registered in the CHEM and BPCH majors.

CHEM 2480 - A Priority Access Course. Restricted to students registered in the BIOC, BTOX, & CHPY majors, and the CHEM and BIOC minors.

CHEM 2700 - Update: The restriction has been removed (posted November 1, 2017). A Priority Access Course. Restricted to students registered in the CHEM, BPCH, BIOC &  BTOX majors, and the CHEM and BIOC minors. The restriction is tentatively scheduled to be removed the afternoon of November 1, 2017.

FOOD 3260 - Restricted to students registered in the FOOD and MICR majors. This is a permanent restriction as listed in the Undergraduate Calendar. Students in other majors may select FOOD 3270 (the non-lab version).

FOOD 3700 - A Priority Access Course. Restricted to students registered in the FOOD major or the BASC.AHN program.

HK 3100 - Restricted to students registered in the HK major and NEUR minor. This is a permanent restriction as listed in the Undergraduate Calendar.

HK 4600 - Restricted to students registered in the HK major. This is a permanent restriction as listed in the Undergraduate Calendar.

MBG 3350 - Restricted to students registered in majors or minors that are required to take it. This is a permanent restriction as listed in the Undergraduate Calendar. No waiting list is being taken at this time, but please continue to monitor this website for updates.

MICR 2420 - Update: All restrictions will be removed at some point the morning of November 1st. A Priority Access Course. Restricted to students in majors or minors that required to take it. In order to allow for a conflict-free schedule, Sections 0103 and 0104 (Tuesday labs) are restricted to students in the Applied Human Nutrition (AHN) major only. Please continue to monitor this website for updates.

MICR 2430 - A Priority Access Course. Restricted to students registered in majors or minors that are required to take it. Please continue to monitor this website for updates.

Psychology Courses

Any questions regarding the PSYC course restrictions should be directed to Sharon Helder in the Department of Psychology.

PSYC 1000, PSYC 1010, PSYC 2020, PSYC 2390, PSYC 2650, PSYC 2740 and PSYC 3290 - Update: The restriction on PYSC 1000, PSYC 2390, PSYC 2740, PSYC 2650 have been removed (posted November 1, 2017). Restricted to students registered in major or minors that are required to take them.

All 2000-level PSYC courses: Restricted to students with less than 10.00 credits
All 3000-level PSYC courses: Restrict to students with less than 15.00 credits

Additional restrictions and updates will be posted as they become available.

Course Changes, Additions or Deletions

BIOL 3650 - Applications in Biology - will have two different topics in Winter 18, depending on the section number. Section 01 will be Wildlife Rehabilitation, restricted to WBC students (may be applied as a Restricted Elective). Section 02 will be Forensic Science, restricted to MBG major students (may be applied as a Subject Area Restricted Elective).

BIOM 3000 will now be offered in the Fall semester, instead of Winter.

MBG 3050 will not be offered in Winter 18.

MBG 3360 is no longer offered.

MBG 4270 will not be offered in Winter 18.

MICR 3430 (formerly Microbiology Methods II) - The course title has been changed to Advanced Methods in Microbiology and now includes 6 hours of lab per week. The credit weight of the course has been increased to 0.75 credits effective the Winter 18 semester to reflect the increased lab hours

MICR 4330 will not be offered in Winter 18.

MICR 4530 has now been cancelled for Winter 18 (posted October 18th).

PYSC 2020 - new for Winter 18! Replaces PSYC 3390.

PYSC 2330 - will not be offered in Winter 18.

PSYC 2040 is no longer offered, and has been replaced by PSYC 3290.

POPM 3240 - Is now offered in-class in the Winter semester and by Distance Education in the Fall semester.

Past Updates

For the Fall 17 semester, PSYC 4540, PSYC 4570 and PSYC 4580 are approved as Science restricted electives for all PBC students. For the Winter 18 semester, PSYC 4540, and PSYC 4580 are approved as a Science restricted electives for all PBC students.

For past updates that apply to specific B.Sc. majors or minors, please contact your B.Sc. Program Counsellor.