Courses

Biology Course Numbering Scheme

0-99 Advanced Placement Credit; First-Year Seminars;
100-199 Courses intended for non-Biology majors; Focus program courses
201L - 202L Gateway to Biology courses: introdcuctory course series, required of all Biology majors
204-399 Undergraduate courses above introductory level
400-499 Advanced undergraduate courses
500-699 Graduate courses open to advanced undergraduates
700-999 Graduate only courses (not open to undergraduates)

Course Number Title Curriculum Codes Course Notes
BIOLOGY20 General Biology Credit for Advanced Placement on the basis of the College Board Examination in biology
BIOLOGY89S First-Year Seminar Spring 2017 offerings
BIOLOGY148FS Genomics of Host-Microbe Interactions: The Symbiotic Web NS, R, STS
BIOLOGY153 Ecosystem Health and Human Well-Being NS, STS
BIOLOGY154 AIDS and Other Emerging Diseases NS, STS Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY156 Genetics, Genomics, and Society: Implications for the 21st Century EI, NS, SS, STS
BIOLOGY157 The Dynamic Oceans NS, STS
BIOLOGY158 Plants and Human Use NS, STS
BIOLOGY161 Plants of Duke Campus NS
BIOLOGY162 Evolution of Life NS, STS
BIOLOGY175LA Marine Biology EI, NS, STS
BIOLOGY179S Biology and Human Disease NS, STS
BIOLOGY180FS Global Diseases NS, STS
BIOLOGY190A Duke-Administered Study Abroad: Special Topics in Biology
BIOLOGY190FS Focus Program Topics in Biology NS
BIOLOGY190S Topics in Modern Biology NS
BIOLOGY199D Introduction to Biological Thinking NS, STS Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY201L Gateway to Biology: Molecular Biology NS, STS Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY201LA Gateway to Biology: Molecular Biology NS, STS Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY202L Gateway to Biology: Genetics and Evolution NS, STS Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY205 Marine Megafauna NS, STS
BIOLOGY206L Organismal Diversity NS last offering was Fall 2015
BIOLOGY207 Organismal Evolution NS Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY209(D)-1 Ecology of Human Health NS, STS
BIOLOGY209D-2 Ecology for a Crowded Planet NS, STS Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY212L General Microbiology NS Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY213 Cell Signaling and Diseases NS
BIOLOGY214L Experimental Cell and Molecular Biology NS, R, W
BIOLOGY215 Introduction to Mathematical Modeling in Biology NS, QS, R
BIOLOGY215L Introduction to Modeling in Mathematical Biology NS, QS, R
BIOLOGY218 Biological Clocks: How Organisms Keep Time NS Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY219 Molecular Genetics and Genomics NS
BIOLOGY220 Cellular and Developmental Biology NS Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY223 Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology NS
BIOLOGY224 Fundamentals of Neuroscience (B) NS, STS
BIOLOGY228 Food and Fuel for a Growing Population: Nuts and Bolts of Plant Growth and Production NS, STS
BIOLOGY248 Evolution of Animal Form NS, R, W
BIOLOGY250 Population Genetics NS Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY251L Molecular Evolution NS, QS, R
BIOLOGY255 Philosophy of Biology CZ, NS, R, STS Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY262 People, Plants and Pollution: Introduction to Urban Environments NS, STS
BIOLOGY263 Biological Responses to Climate Change NS, W
BIOLOGY267 Behavioral Ecology and the Evolution of Animal Behavior NS, R, STS, W Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY270A Conservation Biology and Policy EI, NS, STS
BIOLOGY272A Analysis of Ocean Ecosystems NS
BIOLOGY273LA Marine Ecology NS, R, W Spring 2017 offering, Duke Marine Lab/St. John's US VI
BIOLOGY275A Biology for Engineers: Informing Engineering Decisions NS, STS
BIOLOGY278LA Physiology of Marine Animals NS, R, W Spring 2017 offering, Duke Marine Lab
BIOLOGY279LA Sound in the Sea: Introduction to Marine Bioacoustics NS, R, STS Spring 2017 offering, Duke Marine Lab
BIOLOGY280A Fundamentals of Tropical Biology NS Costa Rica
BIOLOGY280LA Fundamentals of Tropical Biology NS, R Costa Rica
BIOLOGY281LA Research Methods in Tropical Biology NS, R, W Costa Rica
BIOLOGY282LA Introduction to Field Ethnobiology NS, STS Costa Rica
BIOLOGY283A Tropical Disease, Environmental Change and Human Health NS, STS Costa Rica
BIOLOGY284A South African Ecosystems and Diversity NS, STS South Africa
BIOLOGY285LA Field Research in Savana Ecology NS, R, W South Africa
BIOLOGY287A Biodiversity of Alaska NS, STS Summer only
BIOLOGY288A Biogeography in an Australian Context NS, STS Summer only
BIOLOGY290 Topics in Biology NS
Biology290.01 Sp16 Ecology and Human Health NS, STS Course renumbered to Bio 209D-1
BIOLOGY290S Seminar in Biology NS Spring 2017 offerings
BIOLOGY290S Sp17 Topics in Herpetology Topics in Herpetology NS Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY293 Research Independent Study R Available every term
BIOLOGY293-1 Research Independent Study R
BIOLOGY293A Research Independent Study R
BIOLOGY293A-1 Research Independent Study R
BIOLOGY304 Biological Data Analysis NS, QS formerly numbered BIO 204
BIOLOGY311 Systems Biology: An Introduction for the Quantitative Sciences NS Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY319A Coastal Watershed Science and Policy NS, STS Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY321 Primate Sexuality NS, STS Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY321(D) Primate Sexuality NS, STS Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY322 From Neurons to Brain NS Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY329D Principles of Animal Physiology NS Spring 2017 offering. CANNOT use both BIO 329 and CELL BIO 503 towards the BIO major
BIOLOGY329L Principles of Animal Physiology NS, R, W CANNOT use both BIO 329 and CELL BIO 503 towards the BIO major
BIOLOGY330L Comparative and Functional Anatomy of the Vertebrates NS Can be used for Div req OR struc/function, but NOT BOTH!
BIOLOGY335LA Unoccupied Aircraft Systems in Scientific Research NS, STS
BIOLOGY341L Plant Communities of North Carolina NS
BIOLOGY342L Plant Systematics and Evolution NS, STS Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY344S Plant Diversity: a Field Approach NS
BIOLOGY345 Dinosaurs with Feathers and Whales with Legs: Major Evolutionary Transitions in the Fossil Record NS, STS
BIOLOGY346 Symbiosis: From Organelles to Microbiomes NS, R, STS Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY350 Complex Traits and Evolutionary Genetics NS Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY361LS Field Ecology NS, R, W
BIOLOGY365 From Influenza A to Varicella Zoster: The Physiology, Ecology, and Evolution of Infectious Disease NS
BIOLOGY369LA Biological Oceanography NS, R Spring 2017 offering, Duke Marine Lab
BIOLOGY372LA Biochemistry of Marine Animals NS, R, W
BIOLOGY373LA Sensory Physiology and Behavior of Marine Animals NS, R, W
BIOLOGY374LA Marine Molecular Ecology NS, R, STS
BIOLOGY375A Biology and Conservation of Sea Turtles NS, STS Spring 2017 offering, Duke Marine Lab
BIOLOGY375LA Biology and Conservation of Sea Turtles NS, STS
BIOLOGY376A Marine Mammals NS, STS
BIOLOGY376LA Marine Mammals NS, R, STS
BIOLOGY377LA Marine Invertebrate Zoology NS, R
BIOLOGY378LA Marine Ichthyology NS, STS
BIOLOGY379LA Research Methods in Marine Science NS, R, W
BIOLOGY380LA Marine Molecular Microbiology NS
BIOLOGY384A Marine Conservation Biology - a Practicum NS, STS
BIOLOGY385L Integrative Neurosci Lab NS, R, W Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY390A Duke-Administered Study Abroad: Advanced Special Topics in Biology
BIOLOGY412S Sensory Signal Transduction NS, R
BIOLOGY414LS Experiments in Developmental and Molecular Genetics NS, R Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY415S Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Colloquium NS Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY416L Experimental Molecular Biology NS, R, W Formerly numbered BIO 214L; Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY417S Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology NS, STS
BIOLOGY418 Introduction to Biophysics NS, QS
BIOLOGY419S The Cell Cycle: Principles of Control NS
BIOLOGY420 Cancer Genetics NS, R Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY421S Biology of Nervous System Diseases NS Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY423S Development of Neural Circuits NS
BIOLOGY425 Biophysics II NS, QS Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY426S Visual Processing NS
BIOLOGY427S Current Topics in Sensory Biology NS
BIOLOGY429S How Organisms Move NS taught previously under Bio 490S
BIOLOGY430S Advanced Anatomy NS
BIOLOGY431S Human Embryology EI, NS, STS, W Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY445A Climate Change in the Marine Environment EI, NS, STS
BIOLOGY450S Genomics of Adaptation: A Modern Look at Evolution NS Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY452S Genes & Development NS
BIOLOGY453S Gene-Environment Interaction: Genes in an Ecological Context NS
BIOLOGY454S Physiological Genetics of Disease NS, QS, R Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY490 Topics in Biology NS
BIOLOGY490S Special Topics Seminar NS Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY490S Fall 2016 Extreme Animal Adaptations Extreme Animal Adaptations NS
BIOLOGY490S Sp15 Extreme Life Styles Topics in Ecology and Evolution: Extreme Life Styles NS
BIOLOGY490T Tutorial Available every term
BIOLOGY490T-1 Tutorial
BIOLOGY490TA Tutorial (Topics)
BIOLOGY490TA-1 Tutorial (Topics)
BIOLOGY493 Research Independent Study R
BIOLOGY493A Research Independent Study
BIOLOGY495 Scientific Argument in Writing W Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY515 Principles of Immunology NS, R
BIOLOGY516 Developmental Biology NS
BIOLOGY517S From Neurons to Development: The Role of Epigenetics in Plasticity NS
BIOLOGY540L Mycology NS
BIOLOGY546LS Biology of Mammals NS New lab-based version for Spring 2017!
BIOLOGY547L Entomology NS
BIOLOGY554 Genomic Perspectives on Human Evolution NS, R, STS, W
BIOLOGY555S Problems in the Philosophy of Biology NS, STS
BIOLOGY556 Systematic Biology NS
BIOLOGY556L Systematic Biology NS
BIOLOGY557L Microbial Ecology and Evolution NS, R Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY559S Foundations of Behavioral Ecology NS
BIOLOGY561 Tropical Ecology NS, STS Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY563S Stormwater Science: Pollution, Pavement, and Precipitation NS
BIOLOGY564 Biogeochemistry NS, STS Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY565L Biodiversity Science and Application NS, R
BIOLOGY570LA-1 Experimental Tropical Marine Ecology NS, R *only 1/2 credit course. Need 1 cc to fulfill Ecology area req.,
BIOLOGY570LA-2 Marine Ecology of the Pacific Coast of California NS, STS *only 1/2 credit course. Need 1 cc to fulfill Ecology area req.
BIOLOGY570LA-3 Harmony in Brittany: French Use of Marine Environments NS, STS *only 1/2 credit course. Need 1 cc to fulfill Ecology area req.
BIOLOGY571A Sojourn in Singapore: Urban Tropical Ecology CCI, NS, SS, STS Spring 2017 offering, in Singapore; Summer ENV/PPS 390A version DOESN'T count for BIO major reqs.
BIOLOGY588S Macroevolution NS
BIOLOGY590 Topics in Biology NS
BIOLOGY590S Seminar (Topics) NS
BIOLOGY605S Modeling biological systems using Matlab NS, QS
BIOLOGY627 Molecular Ecology NS, STS Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY650 Molecular Population Genetics NS
BIOLOGY651S Speciation NS
BIOLOGY652S The Life and Work of Darwin NS
BIOLOGY665 Bayesian Inference for Environmental Models NS Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY668 Population Ecology NS
BIOLOGY669 Simulating Ecological and Evolutionary Systems NS
BIOLOGY678 Population Ecology for a Changing Planet NS, STS
BIOLOGY701 Succeeding in Graduate School in the Biological Sciences
BIOLOGY702 Succeeding Beyond Grad School: Career Options with a PhD in the Biological Sciences
BIOLOGY705S Seminar in Teaching Biology
BIOLOGY706 Grant Writing NS Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY711S Ecology Seminar
BIOLOGY712S Plant Systematics Seminar
BIOLOGY718S Developmental, Cellular, and Molecular Biology Seminar
BIOLOGY723 Statistical Computing for Biologists
BIOLOGY726 Dynamic Modeling of Biological Systems
BIOLOGY728 Genetic Approaches to the Solution of Biological Problems
BIOLOGY730 Evolutionary Mechanisms
BIOLOGY772LA Biochemistry of Marine Animals
BIOLOGY773 Marine Ecology
BIOLOGY773LA Marine Ecology Spring 2017 offering, Duke Marine Lab/St. John's US VI
BIOLOGY777LA Marine Invertebrate Zoology
BIOLOGY778LA Physiology of Marine Animals Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY784LA Sound in the Sea: Introduction to Marine Bioacoustics Spring 2017 offering, Duke Marine Lab
BIOLOGY790 Topics in Biology Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY790S Special Topics Seminar Spring 2017 offerings
BIOLOGY791T Tutorial
BIOLOGY791TA Tutorial
BIOLOGY792 Research
BIOLOGY792A Research
BIOLOGY841 Ecological perspectives: Individuals to communities