Fall 2016 quarter

Taught by

marine science, zoology, ecophysiology
  • UG


One year of chemistry with lab and one year of biology with lab, both at the college level, are required. One quarter of organic chemistry is recommended.  These prerequisites will be verified the first day of class.

Symbiosis can be defined as the living together of differently named organisms. This program will look at the biology of symbiotic associations through lectures, readings, laboratory, field work, and seminar topics taken from primary literature. Although particular attention will be paid to mutualistic symbioses, parasitic associations will also be covered. Defining aspects of plant-animal, fungi-plant, animal-animal, bacteria-plant, bacteria-animal, and protozoa-animal symbioses will be examined at the organismal, physiological, cellular, biochemical, molecular, and ecological levels. Characteristics that define integration between host and symbiont of specific associations will be investigated through fieldwork and experimental laboratory sessions. Students will complete a take-home examination, keep a lab notebook, and develop and carry out a research project that culminates in a poster and oral presentation.

Program Details

Fields of Study

biology botany ecology environmental studies field studies zoology

Preparatory For

the life sciences, including biology, botany, ecology, symbiosis, ecological physiology, and scientific research.


Fall Open

Location and Schedule

Campus Location


Time Offered


Advertised Schedule

First class meeting: Tuesday, September 27 at 9am (Sem II D2109)

Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning


2016-03-28Fee removed.
2016-03-28This program is fall only (previously fall-winter).