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Notes for Graduate Students

Continuation Class Please refer to the University Bulletin for specific details regarding registration. Students who should register for CONT 500a Full-time Graduate Research should use sage class #6928; students who should register for CONT 450a Part-time Graduate Research should use sage class #6898; students who should register for CONT 200a Extended Master's Research should print out the add/drop form, from http://www.brandeis.edu/registrar/forms/docs/forms/add_drop.pdf, use sage class #7902, obtain the program administrator's signature, and submit to the Registrar's Office Kutz 121. To view course description, please click on the course # link. Part time master's students are not to enroll in CONT 200a, rather they should consult with the Registrar's Office.

Notes for Undergraduate Students

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(1-99) Primarily for Undergraduate Students

Course # Course Title Time
Location
Instructor(s) View Books
BIOL 15B 1 Cells and Organisms
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See Course Catalog for Special Notes
For students matriculating in Fall 2013 or later, this is a required course for the Biology major. For students who matriculated earlier than Fall 2013 and who are pursuing the Biology major as described in the Bulletins prior to Fall 2013, this course may meet the requirements for the major in Biology. Please contact the Biology Department’s UAH. Core course for the BA in the HSSP program.
Instructor's Signature Required
Lecture:
Block B
M,W,Th 9:00 AM–9:50 AM
Gerstenzang 123
Recitation:
M 5:30 PM–6:20 PM
Bassine Biology Building 251
Simister, Neil View Books
BIOL 15B 2 Cells and Organisms
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See Course Catalog for Special Notes
For students matriculating in Fall 2013 or later, this is a required course for the Biology major. For students who matriculated earlier than Fall 2013 and who are pursuing the Biology major as described in the Bulletins prior to Fall 2013, this course may meet the requirements for the major in Biology. Please contact the Biology Department’s UAH. Core course for the BA in the HSSP program.
Instructor's Signature Required
Lecture:
Block B
M,W,Th 9:00 AM–9:50 AM
Gerstenzang 123
Recitation:
M 6:30 PM–7:20 PM
Bassine Biology Building 208
Simister, Neil View Books
BIOL 15B 3 Cells and Organisms
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See Course Catalog for Special Notes
For students matriculating in Fall 2013 or later, this is a required course for the Biology major. For students who matriculated earlier than Fall 2013 and who are pursuing the Biology major as described in the Bulletins prior to Fall 2013, this course may meet the requirements for the major in Biology. Please contact the Biology Department’s UAH. Core course for the BA in the HSSP program.
Instructor's Signature Required
Lecture:
Block B
M,W,Th 9:00 AM–9:50 AM
Gerstenzang 123
Recitation:
M 6:30 PM–7:20 PM
Bassine Biology Building 251
Simister, Neil View Books
BIOL 15B 4 Cells and Organisms
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See Course Catalog for Special Notes
For students matriculating in Fall 2013 or later, this is a required course for the Biology major. For students who matriculated earlier than Fall 2013 and who are pursuing the Biology major as described in the Bulletins prior to Fall 2013, this course may meet the requirements for the major in Biology. Please contact the Biology Department’s UAH. Core course for the BA in the HSSP program.
Instructor's Signature Required
Lecture:
Block B
M,W,Th 9:00 AM–9:50 AM
Gerstenzang 123
Recitation:
M 7:30 PM–8:20 PM
Bassine Biology Building 208
Simister, Neil View Books
BIOL 15B 5 Cells and Organisms
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See Course Catalog for Special Notes
For students matriculating in Fall 2013 or later, this is a required course for the Biology major. For students who matriculated earlier than Fall 2013 and who are pursuing the Biology major as described in the Bulletins prior to Fall 2013, this course may meet the requirements for the major in Biology. Please contact the Biology Department’s UAH. Core course for the BA in the HSSP program.
Instructor's Signature Required
Lecture:
Block B
M,W,Th 9:00 AM–9:50 AM
Gerstenzang 123
Recitation:
W 5:30 PM–6:20 PM
Bassine Biology Building 208
Simister, Neil View Books
BIOL 15B 6 Cells and Organisms
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See Course Catalog for Special Notes
For students matriculating in Fall 2013 or later, this is a required course for the Biology major. For students who matriculated earlier than Fall 2013 and who are pursuing the Biology major as described in the Bulletins prior to Fall 2013, this course may meet the requirements for the major in Biology. Please contact the Biology Department’s UAH. Core course for the BA in the HSSP program.
Instructor's Signature Required
Lecture:
Block B
M,W,Th 9:00 AM–9:50 AM
Gerstenzang 123
Recitation:
W 6:30 PM–7:20 PM
Bassine Biology Building 251
Simister, Neil View Books
BIOL 15B 7 Cells and Organisms
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See Course Catalog for Special Notes
For students matriculating in Fall 2013 or later, this is a required course for the Biology major. For students who matriculated earlier than Fall 2013 and who are pursuing the Biology major as described in the Bulletins prior to Fall 2013, this course may meet the requirements for the major in Biology. Please contact the Biology Department’s UAH. Core course for the BA in the HSSP program.
Instructor's Signature Required
Lecture:
Block B
M,W,Th 9:00 AM–9:50 AM
Gerstenzang 123
Recitation:
W 5:30 PM–6:20 PM
Bassine Biology Building 251
Simister, Neil View Books
BIOL 15B 8 Cells and Organisms
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See Course Catalog for Special Notes
For students matriculating in Fall 2013 or later, this is a required course for the Biology major. For students who matriculated earlier than Fall 2013 and who are pursuing the Biology major as described in the Bulletins prior to Fall 2013, this course may meet the requirements for the major in Biology. Please contact the Biology Department’s UAH. Core course for the BA in the HSSP program.
Instructor's Signature Required
Lecture:
Block B
M,W,Th 9:00 AM–9:50 AM
Gerstenzang 123
Recitation:
Th 5:30 PM–6:20 PM
Bassine Biology Building 208
Simister, Neil View Books
BIOL 15B 9 Cells and Organisms
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See Course Catalog for Special Notes
For students matriculating in Fall 2013 or later, this is a required course for the Biology major. For students who matriculated earlier than Fall 2013 and who are pursuing the Biology major as described in the Bulletins prior to Fall 2013, this course may meet the requirements for the major in Biology. Please contact the Biology Department’s UAH. Core course for the BA in the HSSP program.
Instructor's Signature Required
Lecture:
Block B
M,W,Th 9:00 AM–9:50 AM
Gerstenzang 123
Recitation:
Th 6:30 PM–7:20 PM
Bassine Biology Building 251
Simister, Neil View Books
BIOL 15B 10 Cells and Organisms
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See Course Catalog for Special Notes
For students matriculating in Fall 2013 or later, this is a required course for the Biology major. For students who matriculated earlier than Fall 2013 and who are pursuing the Biology major as described in the Bulletins prior to Fall 2013, this course may meet the requirements for the major in Biology. Please contact the Biology Department’s UAH. Core course for the BA in the HSSP program.
Students interested in research would prefer this version of the course and are encouraged to register for the 8am section.
Lecture:
Block A1
M,W,Th 8:00 AM–8:50 AM
Abelson-Bass-Yalem Physics 131
Recitation:
T 5:30 PM–6:20 PM
Bassine Biology Building 208
Kosinski-Collins, Melissa View Books
BIOL 15B 11 Cells and Organisms
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See Course Catalog for Special Notes
For students matriculating in Fall 2013 or later, this is a required course for the Biology major. For students who matriculated earlier than Fall 2013 and who are pursuing the Biology major as described in the Bulletins prior to Fall 2013, this course may meet the requirements for the major in Biology. Please contact the Biology Department’s UAH. Core course for the BA in the HSSP program.
Students interested in research would prefer this version of the course and are encouraged to register for the 8am section.
Lecture:
Block A1
M,W,Th 8:00 AM–8:50 AM
Abelson-Bass-Yalem Physics 131
Recitation:
T 6:30 PM–7:20 PM
Bassine Biology Building 208
Kosinski-Collins, Melissa View Books
BIOL 15B 12 Cells and Organisms
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See Course Catalog for Special Notes
For students matriculating in Fall 2013 or later, this is a required course for the Biology major. For students who matriculated earlier than Fall 2013 and who are pursuing the Biology major as described in the Bulletins prior to Fall 2013, this course may meet the requirements for the major in Biology. Please contact the Biology Department’s UAH. Core course for the BA in the HSSP program.
Students interested in research would prefer this version of the course and are encouraged to register for the 8am section.
Lecture:
Block A1
M,W,Th 8:00 AM–8:50 AM
Abelson-Bass-Yalem Physics 131
Recitation:
T 7:30 PM–8:20 PM
Bassine Biology Building 208
Kosinski-Collins, Melissa View Books
BIOL 15B 13 Cells and Organisms
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See Course Catalog for Special Notes
For students matriculating in Fall 2013 or later, this is a required course for the Biology major. For students who matriculated earlier than Fall 2013 and who are pursuing the Biology major as described in the Bulletins prior to Fall 2013, this course may meet the requirements for the major in Biology. Please contact the Biology Department’s UAH. Core course for the BA in the HSSP program.
Instructor's Signature Required
Lecture:
Block B
M,W,Th 9:00 AM–9:50 AM
Gerstenzang 123
Recitation:
Th 5:30 PM–6:20 PM
Bassine Biology Building 251
Simister, Neil View Books
BIOL 18A 2 General Biology Laboratory
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See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
See Course Catalog for Special Notes
In order to accommodate students with time conflicts it may be necessary to re-assign students without conflicts to another section of the course. Students' section choice will be honored if possible.
See Catalog for course fee.
This is an experiential learning course.
Lecture:
T 8:00 AM–9:20 AM
Gerstenzang 123
Lab:
T 1:00 PM–5:20 PM
Carl J. Shapiro ScienceCtrGL10
Kosinski-Collins, Melissa View Books
BIOL 18A 3 General Biology Laboratory
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See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
See Course Catalog for Special Notes
In order to accommodate students with time conflicts it may be necessary to re-assign students without conflicts to another section of the course. Students' section choice will be honored if possible.
See Catalog for course fee.
This is an experiential learning course.
Lecture:
T 8:00 AM–9:20 AM
Gerstenzang 123
Lab:
W 1:00 PM–5:20 PM
Carl J. Shapiro ScienceCtrGL10
Kosinski-Collins, Melissa View Books
BIOL 18A 4 General Biology Laboratory
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See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
See Course Catalog for Special Notes
In order to accommodate students with time conflicts it may be necessary to re-assign students without conflicts to another section of the course. Students' section choice will be honored if possible.
See Catalog for course fee.
This is an experiential learning course.
Lecture:
T 8:00 AM–9:20 AM
Gerstenzang 123
Lab:
Th 1:00 PM–5:20 PM
Carl J. Shapiro ScienceCtrGL10
Kosinski-Collins, Melissa View Books
BIOL 23A 1 Ecology
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See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
See Course Catalog for Special Notes
Block BX
M,W 8:30 AM–9:50 AM
Rosenstiel Basic Med118
Hitchcock, Colleen View Books
BIOL 42A 1 Physiology
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See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
See Course Catalog for Special Notes
Block A1
M,W,Th 8:00 AM–8:50 AM
Gerstenzang 124
de Boef Miara, Maria View Books
BIOL 43B 1 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
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See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
See Course Catalog for Special Notes
Section reads closed and students should waitlist themselves during November Registration Rounds I and II. Enrollment will be 25 per section. Students will be moved into sections during Round III with priority to seniors, then juniors. Only waitlisted student will be considered for enrollment.
This is an experiential learning course.
Instructor's Signature Required
Lecture:
Block H
T,F 11:00 AM–12:20 PM
Gerstenzang 121
Lab:
Block S3
W 2:00 PM–4:50 PM
Bassine Biology Building 208
Morris, James R. View Books
BIOL 43B 2 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
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See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
See Course Catalog for Special Notes
Section reads closed and students should waitlist themselves during November Registration Rounds I and II. Enrollment will be 25 per section. Students will be moved into sections during Round III with priority to seniors, then juniors. Only waitlisted student will be considered for enrollment.
This is an experiential learning course.
Instructor's Signature Required
Lecture:
Block H
T,F 11:00 AM–12:20 PM
Gerstenzang 121
Lab:
Th 9:00 AM–11:50 AM
Bassine Biology Building 208
Morris, James R. View Books
BIOL 43B 3 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
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See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
See Course Catalog for Special Notes
Section reads closed and students should waitlist themselves during November Registration Rounds I and II. Enrollment will be 25 per section. Students will be moved into sections during Round III with priority to seniors, then juniors. Only waitlisted student will be considered for enrollment.
This is an experiential learning course.
Instructor's Signature Required
Lecture:
Block H
T,F 11:00 AM–12:20 PM
Gerstenzang 121
Lab:
Block S4
Th 2:00 PM–4:50 PM
Bassine Biology Building 208
Morris, James R. View Books
BIOL 51A 1 Biostatistics
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See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
Block BX
M,W 8:30 AM–9:50 AM
Schwartz Hall 112
Dodson, Robin E. View Books
BIOL 55B 1 Diet and Health
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See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
Instructor's Signature Required
Block F
M,W,Th 1:00 PM–1:50 PM
Gerstenzang 121
Lai, Elaine View Books
BIOL 75B 1 Infectious Disease
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See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
Block K
M,W 2:00 PM–3:20 PM
Carl J. Shapiro ScienceCtrGL14
Recitation:
T 6:30 PM–8:30 PM
Carl J. Shapiro ScienceCtrGL14
Press, Joan L View Books
BISC 2B 1 Genes and the Human Story
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See Course Catalog for Special Notes
Block V
T,Th 5:00 PM–6:20 PM
Gerstenzang 124
Wangh, Lawrence J View Books
 

(100-199) For Both Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Course # Course Title Time
Location
Instructor(s) View Books
BIOL 100B 1 Advanced Cell Biology
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See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
Block D
M,W,Th 11:00 AM–11:50 AM
Gerstenzang 122
de Boef Miara, Maria View Books
BIOL 103B 1 Mechanisms of Cell Functions
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See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
This is an experiential learning course.
Block H
T,F 11:00 AM–12:20 PM
Carl J. Shapiro ScienceCtrGL14
Goode, Bruce View Books
BIOL 112B 1 Evolutionary Developmental Biology
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See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
Block A2
T,F 8:00 AM–9:20 AM
Carl J. Shapiro ScienceCtrGL14
de Boef Miara, Maria View Books
BIOL 124B 1 Epigenetics
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See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
Block S2
T 2:00 PM–4:50 PM
Bassine Biology Building 208
Lau, Nelson C. View Books
BIOL 134B 1 Topics in Ecology
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See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
See Course Catalog for Special Notes
Instructor's Signature Required
Block H
T,F 11:00 AM–12:20 PM
Bassine Biology Building 251
Hitchcock, Colleen View Books
BIOL 150B 1 DNA: Mechanisms and Research
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See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
Block C
M,W,Th 10:00 AM–10:50 AM
Carl J. Shapiro ScienceCtrGL14
Woodruff, Rachel V.E. View Books
BIOL 159A 1 Project Laboratory in Microbiology
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See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
See Catalog for course fee.
This is an experiential learning course.
Lecture in Bassine 251. Lab in Bassine 235.
Lecture:
M,W 1:00 PM–1:50 PM
Bassine Biology Building 251
Lab:
M,W 2:00 PM–4:50 PM
Bassine Biology Building 235
Cooper, Deanni View Books
BIOL 159A 2 Project Laboratory in Microbiology
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See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
See Catalog for course fee.
This is an experiential learning course.
Lecture in Bassine 251. Lab in Bassine 235.
Lecture:
M,W 1:00 PM–1:50 PM
Bassine Biology Building 251
Lab:
T,Th 2:00 PM–4:50 PM
Bassine Biology Building 235
Cooper, Deanni View Books
BIOL 172B 1 Growth Control and Cancer
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See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
Block G
T,F 9:30 AM–10:50 AM
Bassine Biology Building 208
Woodruff, Rachel V.E. View Books
NBIO 136B 1 Computational Neuroscience
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See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
Block G
T,F 9:30 AM–10:50 AM
Volen Nat'l Ctr for Complex119
Miller, Paul View Books
NBIO 145B 1 Systems Neuroscience
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See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
Block K
M,W 2:00 PM–3:20 PM
Volen Nat'l Ctr for Complex119
Van Hooser, Stephen D. View Books
NBIO 146A 1 The Neurobiology of Human Disease
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See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
Instructor's Signature Required
Block N
T,Th 2:00 PM–3:20 PM
Gerstenzang 124
Rodal, Avital View Books
NBIO 160A 1 Cellular and Network Mechanisms of Memory
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See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
Block P
T,Th 3:30 PM–4:50 PM
Volen Nat'l Ctr for Complex119
Lisman, John View Books
 

(200 and above) Primarily for Graduate Students

Course # Course Title Time
Location
Instructor(s) View Books
BIOL 202D 1 Introduction to Genetic Counseling
T 9:30 AM–11:20 AM
Gerstenzang 144
Chan, Gayun
Schneider, Gretchen H.
View Books
BIOL 203A 1 Proseminar: The Molecular Basis of Genetic Diseases
Instructor's Signature Required
W 9:30 AM–11:20 AM
Gerstenzang 135
Tsipis, Judith E View Books
BIOL 204B 1 Clinical Genetics I
W,F 3:00 PM–4:20 PM
Gerstenzang 135
Schneider, Gretchen H.
Stoler, Joan M.
View Books
BIOL 205B 1 Counseling Theory and Technique
F 9:30 AM–12:20 PM
Gerstenzang 135
Rintell, David View Books
BIOL 206D 1 Genetic Counseling Journal Club
See Course Catalog for Special Notes
W 12:15 PM–1:00 PM
Gerstenzang 135
Tsipis, Judith E View Books
BIOL 211B 1 Genetic Counseling Fieldwork Placement: Part II
W 1:30 PM–2:50 PM
Gerstenzang 144
Chan, Gayun View Books
BIOL 212B 1 Genetic Counseling Internship II
TBD Schneider, Gretchen H. View Books
BIOL 213B 1 Genetic Counseling Research II
See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
W 11:00 AM–11:50 AM
Gerstenzang 144
Tsipis, Judith E View Books
BIOL 214C 1 Genetic Counseling Process Group
W 1:00 PM–2:20 PM
Brown Social Science Center122
Cunningham, Joseph G View Books
BIOL 216B 1 Internship Seminar Series
See Course Catalog for Special Notes
W 9:30 AM–10:50 AM
Gerstenzang 144
Schneider, Gretchen H. View Books
BIOL 236B 1 Genetics, Law, and Social Policy
T 6:30 PM–8:30 PM
Gerstenzang 135
Noble, Alice A View Books
BIOL 305B 1 Topics in Molecular Genetics and Development
M 12:00 PM–12:50 PM
Rosenstiel Basic Med118
Lau, Nelson C.
Rodal, Avital
View Books
BIOL 350B 1 Graduate Student Research Seminar
F 12:30 PM–1:20 PM
Gerstenzang 123
Lovett, Susan View Books
BIOT 201B 1 Business of Biotechnology
See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
Instructor's Signature Required
Block P
T,Th 3:30 PM–4:50 PM
Carl J. Shapiro ScienceCtrGL14
Simister, Neil View Books
BIOT 203B 1 Fundamentals of Management for Biotechnology
See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
Instructor's Signature Required
Block S3
W 2:00 PM–4:50 PM
Bassine Biology Building 251
Simister, Neil View Books
CONT 300B 1 Responsible Conduct of Science
See Course Catalog for Special Notes
Th 5:00 PM–6:20 PM
Gerstenzang 123
Karel, Steven View Books
 

BIOL Quantitative Course List

Course # Course Title Time
Location
Instructor(s) View Books
BIOL 51A 1 Biostatistics
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See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
Block BX
M,W 8:30 AM–9:50 AM
Schwartz Hall 112
Dodson, Robin E. View Books
HSSP 100B 1 Introduction to Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Population Health
[ qr ss ]
See Course Catalog for Special Notes
Open to HSSP seniors and juniors ONLY.
Consent codes are assigned by the HSSP administrator, Ms. Kathryn Howell (kathryn@brandeis.edu).
Block H
T,F 11:00 AM–12:20 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies201
Paradis, Angela View Books
HSSP 100B 2 Introduction to Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Population Health
[ qr ss ]
See Course Catalog for Special Notes
See Course Catalog for Special Notes
Open to HSSP seniors and juniors ONLY.
Consent codes are assigned by the HSSP administrator, Ms. Kathryn Howell (kathryn@brandeis.edu).
Block K
M,W 2:00 PM–3:20 PM
Heller School 163
Rosenfeld, Lindsay View Books
NBIO 136B 1 Computational Neuroscience
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See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
Block G
T,F 9:30 AM–10:50 AM
Volen Nat'l Ctr for Complex119
Miller, Paul View Books
PSYC 51A 1 Statistics
[ qr ss ]
See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
See Course Catalog for Special Notes
Signature of Ms. Evelyn Caira, dept. rep., required.
Block M
M,W 5:00 PM–6:20 PM
Schwartz Hall 112
Lee, Yoona View Books
 

BIOL Elective Course List

Course # Course Title Time
Location
Instructor(s) View Books
BCHM 100A 1 Introductory Biochemistry
[ qr sn ]
See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
Lecture:
Block C
M,W,Th 10:00 AM–10:50 AM
Abelson-Bass-Yalem Physics 131
Recitation:
Th 6:30 PM–7:50 PM
TBA
Westover, Emily J. View Books
BCHM 155B 1 Biochemistry Laboratory
[ oc sn ]
See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
See Catalog for course fee.
Required course for the MS in Biotechnology.
Instructor's Signature Required
This is an experiential learning course.
Lab will be held in Bassine 244 and the lecture in Bassine 251.
T,Th 1:00 PM–4:50 PM
Bassine Biology Building 244
Westover, Emily J. View Books