BIOL 479

Advanced Topics in Biology

1-5 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 14, 2011 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course covers advanced biological topics that vary from semester to semester. Because the content of each section of this course is different, students may take this course more than once for credit. Intended for biology majors in their junior and senior years.

Special information

First day attendance is mandatory.Note: Enrollment limited to Biology majors and Biology Minors with junior or senior standing, except by instructor permission.

Learning outcomes


  • Explain and apply scientific knowledge in the selected topic of biology, both theoretical and experimental, at the upper division level.
  • Read and interpret primary scientific literature in biology.
  • Recall, explain and apply the concepts, knowledge and vocabulary of biology at the level necessary for success in upper division and/or graduate study in this field.

Summer 2020

Section Title Instructor
01 Advanced Topics: Bioinformatics and COVID-19 Mwakalundwa, Gwantwa Langeni Books Course details

Fall 2020

Section Title Instructor
01 Advanced Topics in Biology: Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy Asplen, Mark K Books Course details