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Biological Sciences

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Summer 2022 Session Information

  • SESSION A (First Half Term) courses are May 23–July 1, 2022
  • SESSION B (Second Half Term) courses are July 5–August 12, 2022
  • SESSION X (Full Term) courses are May 23–August 12, 2022
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CONCEPTS IN MODERN BIOLOGY
BIOL1003X002 3 points.

This course is for students who seek a better understanding of how their everyday life and modern biology interact. As our health and policy decisions are increasingly motivated by recent events and new technologies, a fundamental understanding of biology is essential to making informed choices for ourselves and the community. This course is an introductory survey course that explores major discoveries and ideas that have revolutionized the way we view and understand biological life. The basic concepts of cell and molecular biology, genetics, and evolution, will be traced from seminal discoveries to the modern era. Students will learn critical scientific analysis to understand and communicate biological concepts, biotechnology, and bioethics.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BIOL1003X002 002/00008 Session B Tu 09:00 AM–12:10 PM
Th 09:00 AM–12:10 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Rishita Shah
3 Closed for Online Registration
(no Adds or Drops)
Foundations of Biology
BIOL1004W001 2 points.

In this course, we will introduce basic terminology, important concepts, and basic problem-solving skills in order to prepare biology and pre-health students for the challenging Biology courses they will take at Columbia. We will do a deep dive into a small number of topics and use these as access points to teaching skills that will aid them in future STEM courses. Classes will include time for problem solving, and there will be an optional recitation.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BIOL1004W001 001/10364 Session B Tu 01:00 PM–02:30 PM
Th 01:00 PM–02:30 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Mary Ann Price
2 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
SUPERVISED RES IN BIOTECHNOLGY
BIOL4502S001 3 points.
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BIOL4502S001 001/11872 X Summer Session
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Lili Yamasaki
3 Closed for Online Registration
(no Adds or Drops)
In-Person
SUPERVISED RES IN BIOTECHNOLGY
BIOL4502S002 6 points.
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BIOL4502S002 002/11873 X Summer Session
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Lili Yamasaki
6 Closed for Online Registration
(no Adds or Drops)
In-Person
SUPERVISED RES IN BIOTECHNOLGY
BIOL4503S001 6 points.
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BIOL4503S001 001/11874 X Summer Session
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Lili Yamasaki
6 Closed for Online Registration
(no Adds or Drops)
In-Person
SUPERVISED RES IN BIOTECHNOLGY
BIOL4503S002 6 points.
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BIOL4503S002 002/11875 X Summer Session
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Lili Yamasaki
6 Closed for Online Registration
(no Adds or Drops)
In-Person
Intensive Laboratory in Biotechnology
BIOL4515S001 2 points.

Prerequisites:  Chem UN1403 and CHEM UN1404.   Intense laboratory where students desiring an introduction to laboratory skills meet MTWR, 5 hours a day for four weeks in the summer term participating in experimental bench work, data analysis and safe laboratory practice. Grades depend on preparation, participation in the laboratory, short lab reports, critical thinking and experimental skill.  There will be two sections for S4515.  Section 001 begins June 7th and runs through July 1st.  Section 002 begins July 6th and runs through July 29th.  

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BIOL4515S001 001/10309 Session A Mo 12:00 PM–05:00 PM
Tu 12:00 PM–05:00 PM
We 12:00 PM–05:00 PM
Th 12:00 PM–05:00 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Lili Yamasaki
2 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
Intensive Laboratory in Biotechnology
BIOL4515S002 2 points.

Prerequisites:  Chem UN1403 and CHEM UN1404.   Intense laboratory where students desiring an introduction to laboratory skills meet MTWR, 5 hours a day for four weeks in the summer term participating in experimental bench work, data analysis and safe laboratory practice. Grades depend on preparation, participation in the laboratory, short lab reports, critical thinking and experimental skill.  There will be two sections for S4515.  Section 001 begins June 7th and runs through July 1st.  Section 002 begins July 6th and runs through July 29th.  

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BIOL4515S002 002/10310 Session B Mo 12:00 PM–05:00 PM
Tu 12:00 PM–05:00 PM
We 12:00 PM–05:00 PM
Th 12:00 PM–05:00 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Lili Yamasaki
2 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person