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
BIOLOGY212(L) General Microbiology NS Offered every Fall & Spring; Can be used for Div req OR struc/function, but NOT BOTH!
BIOLOGY213D Cell Signaling and Diseases NS Fall 2020 offering
BIOLOGY218 Biological Clocks: How Organisms Keep Time NS
BIOLOGY220 Cell Biology NS Fall 2020 offering
BIOLOGY221D Developmental Biology NS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY223 Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology NS Offered Fall & Spring
BIOLOGY268(D) Mechanisms of Animal Behavior NS Fall 2020 offering/Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY278LA Physiology of Marine Animals NS, R, W Tentative Sp21 offering; Duke Marine Lab
BIOLOGY321 Primate Sexuality NS, STS
BIOLOGY321(D) Primate Sexuality NS, STS
BIOLOGY329D Principles of Animal Physiology NS Fall 2020 & Spring 2021 offering; CANNOT use both BIO 329 and CELL BIO 451 towards the BIO major
BIOLOGY329L Principles of Animal Physiology NS, R, W Spring 2021 offering; CANNOT use both BIO 329 and CELL BIO 451 towards the BIO major
BIOLOGY372LA Biochemistry of Marine Animals NS, R, W
BIOLOGY373LA Sensory Physiology and Behavior of Marine Animals NS, R, W Fall 2020 offering; tentative Sp21 offering
BIOLOGY385L Integrative Neurosci Lab NS, R, W Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY412S Sensory Signal Transduction NS, R Fall 2020 offering
BIOLOGY414LS Experiments in Developmental and Molecular Genetics NS, R
BIOLOGY415S Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Colloquium NS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY417S Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology NS, STS Fall 2020 offering
BIOLOGY418 Introduction to Biophysics NS, QS Fall 2020 offering
BIOLOGY420 Cancer Genetics NS, R Fall 2020
BIOLOGY422LS Neurodegenrative Disease Lab NS, R Fall 2020 offering
BIOLOGY424S Cell Shape(s) and Dynamics NS Fall 2020 offering
BIOLOGY425 Biophysics II NS, QS
BIOLOGY427S Current Topics in Sensory Biology NS Fall 2020 offering; Spring 2021
BIOLOGY429S How Organisms Move NS Fall 2020 offering
BIOLOGY432S Host-Pathogen Interactions NS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY452S Genes & Development NS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY454S Physiological Genetics of Disease NS, QS, R Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY490S Spring2019 Evolutionary Developmental Bio Evolutionary Developmental Biology: Evolving Forms, Patterns, & Processes NS
BIOLOGY490S Spring2021 Animal Defense Animal Defense NS Spring 2021 offering; Can be used for S/F req OR ecology, but NOT BOTH!
BIOLOGY505(D) Functional Ecology of Plants NS Fall 2020 offering (note, can count for S/F or Ecology, but not both)
BIOLOGY520S Biopolymers to Disease NS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY546LS Biology of Mammals NS Can be used for Div req OR struc/function, but NOT BOTH!
BIOLOGY566S Readings in Plant Ecophysiology NS, R Can be used for Ecology req OR struc/function, but NOT BOTH!
Course Number Title Curriculum Codes Course Notes
BIOLOGY209(D)-1 Ecology of Human Health NS, STS Fall 2020 offering
BIOLOGY209(D)-2 Ecology for a Crowded Planet NS, STS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY209S-1 Ecology of Human Health NS, STS, W Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY262 People, Plants and Pollution: Introduction to Urban Environments NS, STS Fall 2020 offering
BIOLOGY263 Biological Responses to Climate Change NS, W Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY267D Behavioral Ecology NS, R, STS, W Fall 2020 offering
BIOLOGY270A Conservation Biology and Policy EI, NS, STS
BIOLOGY272A Analysis of Ocean Ecosystems NS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY273LA Marine Ecology NS, R, W Fall 2020 & Spring 2021 offering; Duke Marine Lab; Can be used for Div req OR ecology, but NOT BOTH!
BIOLOGY287A Biodiversity of Alaska NS, STS Can be used for Div req OR ecology, but NOT BOTH! Summer only
BIOLOGY308A Oceans and Health CCI, NS, STS Duke Marine Lab, DukeImmerse students only
BIOLOGY309DA Oceans and Health NS, STS Fall 2020 offering; Marine Lab course
BIOLOGY361LS Field Ecology NS, R, W Fall 2020 offering
BIOLOGY368A Deep-Sea Science and Environmental Management NS, R, STS Spring 2021 offering; Duke Marine Lab
BIOLOGY369LA Biological Oceanography NS, R Duke Marine Lab
BIOLOGY374LA Marine Molecular Ecology NS, R, STS
BIOLOGY445A Climate Change in the Marine Environment EI, NS, STS
BIOLOGY453S Gene-Environment Interaction: Genes in an Ecological Context NS
BIOLOGY490S Spring2020 Solving Problems with Ecology & Evolution Solving Problems with Ecology & Evolution NS, STS
BIOLOGY490S Spring2021 Animal Defense Animal Defense NS Spring 2021 offering; Can be used for S/F req OR ecology, but NOT BOTH!
BIOLOGY490S Spring2021 Being Social Being Social NS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY490S Spring2021 Wetland Ecology Wetland Ecology NS, STS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY505(D) Functional Ecology of Plants NS Fall 2020 offering (note, can count for S/F or Ecology, but not both)
BIOLOGY559S Foundations of Behavioral Ecology NS
BIOLOGY561 Tropical Ecology NS, STS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY564(D) Biogeochemistry NS, STS
BIOLOGY565L Biodiversity Science and Application NS, R
BIOLOGY566S Readings in Plant Ecophysiology NS, R Can be used for Ecology req OR struc/function, but NOT BOTH!
BIOLOGY570LA-1 Experimental Tropical Marine Ecology NS, R Fall 2020 offering; *only 1/2 credit course. Need 1 cc to fulfill Ecology area req.,
BIOLOGY570LA-2 Marine Ecology of the Pacific 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 Summer ENV/PPS 390A version DOESN'T count for BIO major reqs.
BIOLOGY627 Molecular Ecology NS, STS
BIOLOGY665 Bayesian Inference for Environmental Models NS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY668 Population Ecology NS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY678 Population Ecology for a Changing Planet NS, STS
Course Number Title Curriculum Codes Course Notes
BIOLOGY207 Organismal Evolution NS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY212(L) General Microbiology NS Offered every Fall & Spring; Can be used for Div req OR struc/function, but NOT BOTH!
BIOLOGY273LA Marine Ecology NS, R, W Fall 2020 & Spring 2021 offering; Duke Marine Lab; Can be used for Div req OR ecology, but NOT BOTH!
BIOLOGY287A Biodiversity of Alaska NS, STS Can be used for Div req OR ecology, but NOT BOTH! Summer only
BIOLOGY288A Biogeography in an Australian Context NS, STS Summer only
BIOLOGY341L Plant Communities of North Carolina NS
BIOLOGY342L Plant Systematics and Evolution NS, STS
BIOLOGY344S Plant Diversity: a Field Approach NS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY346 Symbiosis: From Organelles to Microbiomes NS, R, STS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY347L Plants and People NS, STS
BIOLOGY348LS Herpetology NS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY377LA Biodiversity of Marine Inverts NS, R Fall 2020 offering
BIOLOGY380LA Marine Molecular Microbiology NS
BIOLOGY540L Mycology NS Fall 2020 offering
BIOLOGY546LS Biology of Mammals NS Can be used for Div req OR struc/function, but NOT BOTH!
BIOLOGY547L Entomology NS Fall 2020 offering
BIOLOGY557L Microbial Ecology and Evolution NS, R Spring 2021 offering
Course Number Title Curriculum Codes Course Notes
BIOLOGY205 Marine Megafauna NS, STS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY208FS Computing on the Genome NS, QS Fall 2020 offering
BIOLOGY212(L) General Microbiology NS Offered every Fall & Spring; Can be used for Div req OR struc/function, but NOT BOTH!
BIOLOGY215 Introduction to Mathematical Modeling in Biology NS, QS, R Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY224D Fundamentals of Neuroscience (B) NS, STS Fall 2020 offering
BIOLOGY251L Molecular Evolution NS, QS, R
BIOLOGY255 Philosophy of Biology CZ, NS, R, STS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY261D Race, Genomics, and Society EI, NS, SS, STS
BIOLOGY279LA Sound in the Sea: Introduction to Marine Bioacoustics NS, R, STS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY290 Topics in Biology NS
BIOLOGY293 Research Independent Study R Available every term
BIOLOGY304 Biological Data Analysis NS, QS
BIOLOGY310 Primate Evolutionary Genetics NS, R
BIOLOGY318 Human Evolutionary Genetics NS
BIOLOGY319A Coastal Watershed Science and Policy NS, STS Spring 2021 offering; Duke Marine Lab
BIOLOGY325 Genome Technologies NS, STS Fall 2020 offering
BIOLOGY326S Evolutionary Genomics NS, STS
BIOLOGY335LA Drones in Marine Science NS, STS Duke Marine Lab
BIOLOGY345 Dinosaurs with Feathers and Whales with Legs: Major Evolutionary Transitions in the Fossil Record NS, STS
BIOLOGY364L Advanced Experimental Physics NS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY375A Biology and Conservation of Sea Turtles NS, STS Spring 2021 offering; 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
BIOLOGY424S Cell Shape(s) and Dynamics NS Fall 2020 offering
BIOLOGY445A Marine Climate Change EI, NS, STS Fall 2020 offering
BIOLOGY450S Genomics of Adaptation: A Modern Look at Evolution NS
BIOLOGY460(formerly 250) Population Genetics NS, QS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY490T Tutorial Available every term
BIOLOGY495 Scientific Argument in Writing W Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY515 Principles of Immunology NS, R
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
BIOLOGY650 Molecular Population Genetics NS
BIOLOGY651S Speciation NS
BIOLOGY652S The Life and Work of Darwin NS
BIOLOGY660 Coalenscence and Evolution NS Fall 2020 offering
BIOLOGY706 Grant Writing NS Spring 2021 offering