Areas of Biology

Course Numbering Scheme

0-99 Advanced Placement Credit; House Courses; First-Year Seminars; First-Year Writing; Registrar/Department special purpose
100-199 Introductory-level undergraduate courses; basic skills/activity courses; foundation courses; Focus program courses
200-399 Undergraduate courses above introductory level
400-499 Advanced undergraduate, senior seminars, capstone courses, honors thesis 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
BIOLOGY213 Cell Signaling and Diseases NS
BIOLOGY218 Biological Clocks: How Organisms Keep Time NS offered Spring 2018
BIOLOGY220 Cell Biology NS
BIOLOGY221D Developmental Biology NS offered Spring 2018
BIOLOGY223 Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology NS offered Spring 2018
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
BIOLOGY278LA Physiology of Marine Animals NS, R, W offered Spring 2018; Duke Marine Lab
BIOLOGY321 Primate Sexuality NS, STS offered Spring 2018
BIOLOGY321(D) Primate Sexuality NS, STS offered Spring 2018
BIOLOGY322 From Neurons to Brain NS
BIOLOGY329D Principles of Animal Physiology NS CANNOT use both BIO 329 and CELL BIO 503 towards the BIO major
BIOLOGY329L Principles of Animal Physiology NS, R, W offered Spring 2018; 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!
BIOLOGY372LA Biochemistry of Marine Animals NS, R, W
BIOLOGY373LA Sensory Physiology and Behavior of Marine Animals NS, R, W
BIOLOGY385L Integrative Neurosci Lab NS, R, W
BIOLOGY412S Sensory Signal Transduction NS, R
BIOLOGY414LS Experiments in Developmental and Molecular Genetics NS, R
BIOLOGY415S Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Colloquium NS offered Spring 2018
BIOLOGY416L Experimental Molecular Biology NS, R, W offered Spring 2018; Formerly numbered BIO 214L
BIOLOGY417S Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology NS, STS
BIOLOGY418 Introduction to Biophysics NS, QS
BIOLOGY420 Cancer Genetics NS, R offered Spring 2018
BIOLOGY425 Biophysics II NS, QS offered Spring 2018
BIOLOGY426S Visual Processing NS
BIOLOGY427S Current Topics in Sensory Biology NS
BIOLOGY429S How Organisms Move NS
BIOLOGY430S Advanced Anatomy NS
BIOLOGY431S Human Embryology EI, NS, STS offered Spring 2018
BIOLOGY452S Genes & Development NS
BIOLOGY454S Physiological Genetics of Disease NS, QS, R offered Spring 2018
BIOLOGY490S Fall 2016 Extreme Animal Adaptations Extreme Animal Adaptations NS
Course Number Title Curriculum Codes Course Notes
BIOLOGY209(D)-1 Ecology of Human Health NS, STS
BIOLOGY209D-2 Ecology for a Crowded Planet NS, STS offered Spring 2018
BIOLOGY262 People, Plants and Pollution: Introduction to Urban Environments NS, STS
BIOLOGY263 Biological Responses to Climate Change NS, W
BIOLOGY267 Behavioral Ecology NS, R, STS, W
BIOLOGY270A Conservation Biology and Policy EI, NS, STS
BIOLOGY272A Analysis of Ocean Ecosystems NS
BIOLOGY273LA Marine Ecology NS, R, W offered Spring 2018 in Belize; can be used for Div req OR ecology, but NOT BOTH!
BIOLOGY280A Fundamentals of Tropical Biology NS Costa Rica
BIOLOGY280LA Fundamentals of Tropical Biology NS, R Costa Rica
BIOLOGY283A Tropical Disease, Environmental Change and Human Health NS, STS Costa Rica
BIOLOGY285LA Field Research in Savana Ecology NS, R, W South Africa
Biology290.01 Sp16 Ecology and Human Health NS, STS Course renumbered to Bio 209D-1
BIOLOGY361LS Field Ecology NS, R, W
BIOLOGY369LA Biological Oceanography NS, R offered Spring 2018; Duke Marine Lab
BIOLOGY374LA Marine Molecular Ecology NS, R, STS
BIOLOGY453S Gene-Environment Interaction: Genes in an Ecological Context NS
BIOLOGY490S Sp15 Extreme Life Styles Topics in Ecology and Evolution: Extreme Life Styles NS
BIOLOGY559S Foundations of Behavioral Ecology NS
BIOLOGY561 Tropical Ecology NS, STS offered Spring 2018
BIOLOGY564 Biogeochemistry NS, STS offered Spring 2018
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.,
BIOLOGY571A Sojourn in Singapore: Urban Tropical Ecology CCI, NS, SS, STS offered Spring 2018; Summer ENV/PPS 390A version DOESN'T count for BIO major reqs.
BIOLOGY627 Molecular Ecology NS, STS
BIOLOGY665 Bayesian Inference for Environmental Models NS offered Spring 2018
BIOLOGY668 Population Ecology NS
BIOLOGY678 Population Ecology for a Changing Planet NS, STS
Course Number Title Curriculum Codes Course Notes
BIOLOGY206L Organismal Diversity NS last offering was Fall 2015
BIOLOGY207 Organismal Evolution NS offered Spring 2018
BIOLOGY273LA Marine Ecology NS, R, W offered Spring 2018 in Belize; can be used for Div req OR ecology, but NOT BOTH!
BIOLOGY280A Fundamentals of Tropical Biology NS Costa Rica
BIOLOGY280LA Fundamentals of Tropical Biology NS, R Costa Rica
BIOLOGY284A South African Ecosystems and Diversity NS, STS South Africa
BIOLOGY287A Biodiversity of Alaska NS, STS Summer only
BIOLOGY288A Biogeography in an Australian Context NS, STS Summer only
BIOLOGY290S Sp17 Topics in Herpetology Topics in Herpetology NS
BIOLOGY330L Comparative and Functional Anatomy of the Vertebrates NS Can be used for Div req OR struc/function, but NOT BOTH!
BIOLOGY341L Plant Communities of North Carolina NS
BIOLOGY342L Plant Systematics and Evolution NS, STS
BIOLOGY344S Plant Diversity: a Field Approach NS
BIOLOGY346 Symbiosis: From Organelles to Microbiomes NS, R, STS offered Spring 2018
BIOLOGY347L Plants and People NS, STS offered Spring 2018
BIOLOGY348LS Herpetology NS offered Spring 2018
BIOLOGY377LA Marine Invertebrate Zoology NS, R offered Spring 2018; Duke Marine Lab
BIOLOGY380LA Marine Molecular Microbiology NS
BIOLOGY540L Mycology NS
BIOLOGY546LS Biology of Mammals NS offered Spring 2018
BIOLOGY547L Entomology NS
BIOLOGY557L Microbial Ecology and Evolution NS, R
Course Number Title Curriculum Codes Course Notes
BIOLOGY199D Introduction to Biological Thinking NS, STS
BIOLOGY205 Marine Megafauna NS, STS offered Spring 2018
BIOLOGY212L General Microbiology NS offered Spring 2018
BIOLOGY215 Introduction to Mathematical Modeling in Biology NS, QS, R offered Spring 2018
BIOLOGY224 Fundamentals of Neuroscience (B) NS, STS
BIOLOGY250 Population Genetics NS offered Spring 2018
BIOLOGY251L Molecular Evolution NS, QS, R
BIOLOGY255 Philosophy of Biology CZ, NS, R, STS offered Spring 2018
BIOLOGY279LA Sound in the Sea: Introduction to Marine Bioacoustics NS, R, STS offered Spring 2018; Duke Marine Lab
BIOLOGY281LA Research Methods in Tropical Biology NS, R, W Costa Rica
BIOLOGY282LA Introduction to Field Ethnobiology NS, STS Costa Rica
BIOLOGY290 Topics in Biology NS
BIOLOGY293 Research Independent Study R Available every term
BIOLOGY304 Biological Data Analysis NS, QS offered Spring 2018, formerly numbered BIO 204
BIOLOGY311 Systems Biology: An Introduction for the Quantitative Sciences NS
BIOLOGY319A Coastal Watershed Science and Policy NS, STS offered Spring 2018; Duke Marine Lab
BIOLOGY335LA Unoccupied Aircraft Systems in Scientific Research NS, STS
BIOLOGY345 Dinosaurs with Feathers and Whales with Legs: Major Evolutionary Transitions in the Fossil Record NS, STS
BIOLOGY350 Complex Traits and Evolutionary Genetics NS
BIOLOGY365 From Influenza A to Varicella Zoster: The Physiology, Ecology, and Evolution of Infectious Disease NS
BIOLOGY375A Biology and Conservation of Sea Turtles NS, STS offered Spring 2018; Duke Marine Lab
BIOLOGY376LA Marine Mammals NS, R, STS
BIOLOGY379LA Research Methods in Marine Science NS, R, W
BIOLOGY421S Biology of Nervous System Diseases NS
BIOLOGY450S Genomics of Adaptation: A Modern Look at Evolution NS
BIOLOGY490T Tutorial Available every term
BIOLOGY495 Scientific Argument in Writing W offered Spring 2018
BIOLOGY515 Principles of Immunology NS, R
BIOLOGY554 Genomic Perspectives on Human Evolution NS, R, STS, W
BIOLOGY555S Problems in the Philosophy of Biology NS, STS
BIOLOGY556L Systematic Biology NS
BIOLOGY563S Stormwater Science: Pollution, Pavement, and Precipitation NS
BIOLOGY588S Macroevolution NS
BIOLOGY590S Seminar (Topics) NS offered Spring 2018
BIOLOGY650 Molecular Population Genetics NS
BIOLOGY651S Speciation NS
BIOLOGY652S The Life and Work of Darwin NS
BIOLOGY660 Coalescence and Evolution NS
BIOLOGY706 Grant Writing NS offered Spring 2018