LFS:Restricted Electives/AABI

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Applied Animal Biology Major

Students in AABI are encouraged to take a number of APBI courses as these courses span a range of topics.  In addition to APBI courses, students are encouraged to explore topics from one or more of the grouped courses listed below.  Please note that these groupings are themes only and are designed to support students in exploring their course options. Students must also take into account that some courses on this list may be credit excluded. For support in exploring your restricted electives, please contact your Program Advisor, Dan Naidu (apbi.advising@ubc.ca).

Applied Animal Biology

  • APBI 311 - Comparative Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Osmoregulatory Physiology
  • APBI 312 - Reproductive and Digestive Physiology
  • APBI 314 - Animals and society
  • APBI 315 - Animal welfare and the ethics of animal use
  • APBI 316 - Equine Biology, Health and Welfare
  • APBI 317 - Animals Used in Science: Welfare and Ethics
  • APBI 319 - Aquaculture and the Environment
  • APBI 327 / BIOL 327 - Introduction to Entomology
  • APBI 398 - Research Methods in Applied Biology
  • APBI 410 - Applied Animal Health and Physiology
  • APBI 413 - Stress and Coping in Animals
  • APBI 414 - Animals and Global Issues
  • APBI 415 - Applied Animal Behaviour
  • APBI 416 - Compassionate Conservation
  • APBI 418 - Intensive fish production
  • APBI 419 - Fish Health
  • APBI 427 / BIOL 411 - Insect Ecology
  • APBI 490* - Topics in Applied Biology (consult your Program Advisor for current offerings)
  • APBI 495 - Principles of Wildlife Management in Forests and Agricultural Environments
  • APBI 496 - Applied Animal Biology Practicum
  • APBI 497 - Directed Studies
  • APBI 498 - Undergraduate Essay
  • APBI 499 - Undergraduate Thesis

Agroecology and Food

  • APBI 260 or APBI 265 - Agroecology I or Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (students may select only one of these two courses)
  • APBI 360 - Agroecology II
  • APBI 361 - Key Indicators of Agroecosystem sustainability
  • APBI 460 - Advanced Agroecology
  • APBI 490 - Topics in Applied Biology (consult your Program Advisor for current offerings)
  • FNH 250 - Nutrition Concepts and Controversies
  • FNH 350 - Fundamentals of Nutrition
  • LFS 340 - First Nations Health and the Traditional Role of Plants
  • LFS 350 - Land, Food & Community II
  • LFS 450 - Land, Food & Community III: Food System Sustainability

Behaviour

  • BIOL 310 - Introduction to animal behaviour
  • PSYC 1st - 3 credits of first year psychology
  • PSYC 270 - Introduction to Behavioural Neuroscience
  • PSYC 360 - Biopsychology
  • PSYC 306A - Principles in Animal Behaviour
  • PSYC 363 - Neuroscience of Simple Learning

Biochemistry

  • BIOC 302 - General Biochemistry
  • BIOC 303 - Molecular Biochemistry
  • BIOC 402 - Proteins: Structure and Function
  • BIOC 403 - Enzymology
  • BIOC 410 - Nucleic Acids-Structure and Function

Biology – Special Topics

  • BIOL 204 - Vertebrate structure and function
  • BIOL 205 - Comparative Invertebrate Zoology
  • BIOL 328 - Introductory parasitology
  • BIOL 331 - Developmental Biology
  • BIOL 427 - Ornithology and Herpetology
  • BIOL 445 - Darwin's Fishes
  • BIOL 455 - Comparative Neurobiology
  • EOSC 475 - Marine Microbiology
  • EOSC 478 - Introduction to Fisheries Science
  • MICB 202 - Introductory Medical Microbiology and Immunology
  • MICB 302 - Immunology
  • MICB 306 - Molecular Virology

Ecology and Conservation

  • APBI 327 - Introduction to Entomology
  • APBI 427 / BIOL 411 Insect Ecology
  • APBI 428 - Integrated Pest Management
  • APBI 444 - Agroforestry
  • BIOL 230 - Fundamentals of Ecology
  • BIOL 306 - Advanced Ecology
  • BIOL 402 - Aquatic Ecology
  • BIOL 413 - Zoogeography
  • BIOL 416 - Principles of Conservation Biology
  • CONS 330 - Conservation Science and Sustainability
  • CONS 486 - Fish Conservation and Management
  • EOSC 315 - The Ocean Ecosystem
  • EOSC 470 - Biological Oceanography
  • FRST 308 - Forest Entomology
  • FRST 386 - Aquatic Ecosystems and Fish in Forested Watersheds
  • FRST 395 - Forest wildlife ecology and management
  • LFS 302D - Asian Elephant Compassionate Conservation field course in Thailand
  • MNRE Courses - Some MNRE courses can be used for restricted electives but must be pre-approved by your program advisor prior to completing the course.

Economics

  • ECON 101 / LFS101 / ECON 310 - Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 102 / ECON 311 - Principles of Macroeconomics
  • FRE 295 - Managerial Economics

Ethics

  • ISCI 433 - Ethical Issues in Science
  • PHIL 332 - Environmental Ethics
  • PHIL 333 - Bio-Medical Ethics

General

  • MATH 103 (or equivalent) - Integral Calculus with Applications to Life Sciences
  • PHYS 119 - Experimental Physics Lab
  • PHYS 118 (or equivalent) - Electricity, Light and Radiation
  • CLST 301 - The Technical Terms of Medicine and Biological Science
  • CPSC 110 - Computation, Programs, and Programming
  • CPSC 301 - Computing in the Life Sciences
  • FRST 430 - Advanced Biometrics
  • LFS 496B - Career development internship

Genetics and Genomics

  • BIOL 234 - Fundamentals of Genetics
  • BIOL 335 - Molecular genetics
  • BIOL 336 - Fundamentals of Evolutionary Biology
  • BIOL 338 - Introduction to Genomics
  • BIOL 450 - Molecular Adaptation of Animals to the Environment
  • BIOL 463 - Gene Regulation in Development
  • BIOL 464 - Animal Developmental Genetics
  • FRST 302 - Forest Genetics

Physiology

Please note that several first and second year BIOL, CAPS and KIN courses overlap and are credit excluded. Students may select only courses that are not credit excluded. Please consult the calendar (http://www.calendar.ubc.ca/vancouver/index.cfm?tree=12,215,410,414).

Up to six credits of introductory physiology courses, for example BIOL 153, BIOL 155, KIN 151, KIN 131, KIN 132, CAPS 301 (consult calendar and prerequisites for future courses). Discuss with a program or academic advisor.

  • APBI 311 - Comparative Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Osmoregulatory Physiology
  • BIOL 260 - Fundamentals of Physiology
  • BIOL 325 - Introduction to animal mechanics and locomotion
  • BIOL 361 - Neural and Muscular Physiology (replaced by BIOL 371)
  • BIOL 362 - Cellular Physiology
  • BIOL 371 - Principles of Neurobiology I
  • BIOL 372 - Principles of Neurobiology II
  • BIOL 425 - Biomechanics
  • BIOL 454 - Comparative Animal Physiology
  • BIOL 457 - Comparative Environmental Physiology
  • CAPS 390 - Introduction to Microscopic Human Anatomy
  • CAPS 391 - Introduction to Gross Human Anatomy
  • MRNE 415 - Structure and Function in Marine Animals