Quantitative research methods in ecology, using as examples species and habitat types common to the region of southern Manitoba. The course will cover experimental design, field data collection methods, and data analysis and presentation in ecology. Prerequisites: BIOL 2510 and MATH-1000; recommended: BIOL-3510.

An introduction to evolution and ecology from a historical perspective, starting with the natural philosophers, through Darwin and his contemporaries, to the present day and the role of ecology in addressing present-day environmental and resource development issues. Open to majors and non-majors students.

Microbiology, as the name implies, is the study of the smallest living things. The scope of microbiology typically includes single-celled organisms such as bacteria, yeasts, and protists, but it also includes viruses, which straddle the line between the living and non-living worlds. Without microbes, life as we know it could not exist. However, our encounters with these remarkable creatures do sometimes make us sick. This course provides an introduction to microbiology with a primary focus on human health and illness. Over the course of the term, we will learn about different types of microbes, how they function, how they interact with us, and the ways in which we try to control those interactions.

This course is an introduction to the study of ecological systems: interactions of plants and animals with their environment, dynamics of plant and animal populations, structure of ecological communities and functioning of ecosystems, and ecological processes that structure biological communities in space and time.  Pre-requisite: BIOL 1010 or 1320.