Biology
BIOLOGY PRACTICUM
BIOL 011
1 - 10 Credits
220 hours of lab
Laboratory work for selected biology courses. Concurrent enrollment in BIOL& 251, 252, or 253 required.
SURVEY OF BIOLOGY
BIOL&100
5 Credits
44 hours of lecture - 33 hours of lab
Overview of basic concepts and issues in biology including the cellular basis of life, metabolism, principles of inheritance, evolution and diversity. Strong emphasis on the process of scientific inquiry using critical thinking and communication abilities. This course is intended for non-biology majors and fulfills the laboratory science requirements or as a recommended course for other biology courses. English writing skills are highly recommended. Required for psychology majors. Students may not receive credit for both BIOL& 100, BIOL 105 and AG/BIOL 175. Formerly BIOL 104. [NS, SE]
ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY
BIOL 101
5 Credits
44 hours of lecture - 33 hours of lab
Overview of basic concepts and issues related to the interaction between humans and their environment. Topics include population growth, loss of biodiversity, global climate change, ozone depletion, energy consumption and various types of pollution. This course is intended for non-majors and fulfills the laboratory science distribution requirement. It is also required for WSU-Vancouver Environmental Science/Regional Planning majors. [NS, SE]
INTRODUCTION TO WILDLIFE
BIOL 139
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Wildlife conservation and management in the U.S. and throughout the world. Examines the social and political aspects of wildlife conservation and management, challenges to management of biodiversity, wildlife population management, and ecosystem management. [NS, SE]
MAMMALS OF THE NORTHWEST
BIOL 140
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Important mammals of the Pacific Northwest. Their identification, classification, life histories, ecology, current status, and management. [NS, SE]
BIRDS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
BIOL 141
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Important Birds of the Pacific Northwest. Their identification, classification, life histories, ecology, current status, and management. [NS, SE]
FRESHWATER FISHES OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
BIOL 142
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Important fishes of the Pacific Northwest. Identification, classification, and basic biology of freshwater fishes of the Pacific Northwest. Introduction to fishery management concepts. Overview of factors affecting salmon in the Columbia River Basin. [NS, SE]
INTRODUCTION TO FORESTRY
BIOL 143
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
A forest management course including the structure and function of trees, soils, forest ecology, forest insects and diseases, timber management, fire management, and forest economy. Class will occasionally meet off campus and a Saturday field trip is required. [NS, SE]
REPTILES & AMPHIBIANS OF THE PACIFIC NW
BIOL 145
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Introduction to the biology, ecology, evolution, and geographic distribution of Pacific Northwest reptiles and amphibians. [NS, SE]
MARINE BIOLOGY
BIOL 150
5 Credits
33 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
The marine environment (physical and chemical properties), its plants, bacteria, animal life (vertebrates, invertebrates), ecosystems, fisheries and pollution. [NS, SE]
HUMAN BIOLOGY
BIOL 164
4 Credits
44 hours of lecture
The structure and function of the human body as it relates to homeostasis, health, disease and the environment. Concepts to be covered include human organization, processing, transporting, integration/coordination, reproduction, genetic, and evolution/ecology. Can be used as a science distribution requirement. Concurrent enrollment in BIOl 165 recommended. Formerly BIOL 160. [NS, SE]
HUMAN BIOLOGY LAB
BIOL 165
1 Credits
33 hours of lab
Laboratory study of the structure and function of the human body as it relates to homeostasis, health, disease, and the environment. Concurrent enrollment in, or completion of BIOL 164 required. Formerly BIOL 161. [NS, SE]
HUMAN GENETICS
BIOL 167
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Introduction to a variety of genetics topics, including nature versus, nurture, forensic sciences, patterns of inheritance, pedigree analysis, diseases, genetically modified organisms, gene therapy, cloning, and eugenics. Course will also focus on realized and/or potential impacts on society. Formerly BIOL 162. [NS, SE] [PNP]
HUMAN GENETICS LABORATORY
BIOL 168
2 Credits
11 hours of lecture - 33 hours of lab
An introductory course that explores a variety of genetics topics through hands-on activities, simulations, presentation, and discussions. Activities may include DNA extraction, restriction enzyme digestions, electrophoresis, recombinant DNA, bacterial transformation, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) mutagenesis, genetically modified foods, antibiotics resistance, genetic crosses, genetic mapping, population genetics, and DNA databases. Prerequisite: A grade of "B-" or better in BIOL& 100 or BIOL 164 or BIOL 167 or consent of Instructional Unit. [NS, SE]
BIOETHICS
BIOL 180
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Study of biological science and ethics. Ethical principles and theories are used in solving bioethical dilemmas. Concepts studied include genetic engineering, inherited disorders, cloning, physician assisted suicide, allocation of health resources, organ donation, and environmental ethics. Credit not allowed for both BIOL 180 and HUM 180. [HA, NS, SE]
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
BIOL 199
1 - 5 Credits
165 hours of clinical
Supervised work experience in an approved job. Completion of specific learning objectives and employer evaluation. Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, HDEV 195, 198, or 200 required. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
FIELD STUDIES IN BIOLOGY
BIOL 208
1 - 10 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 286 hours of lab
For students interested in biology. An ecological approach with a diversity of habitats being visited (marine in winter, Great Basin Desert and marsh lands in spring). Credits for BIOL 208 are accumulated for each trip with a total of 15 credits possible for all trips. Prerequisite: Completion of a 100- or 200- level biology course, or consent of instructional unit. [NS, SE]
MAJORS ECOLOGY/EVOLUTION
BIOL&221
5 Credits
44 hours of lecture - 33 hours of lab
Second course of three introductory courses for life science majors. Covers Mendelian genetics, evolution, adaption, speciation, biodiversity, and ecology. BIOL& 222 is the first course in the three-course series for majors, to be taken prior to BIOL& 221 or BIOL& 223. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in BIOL& 222 or a grade of "B" or better in BIOL& 100.
MAJORS CELL/MOLECULAR
BIOL&222
5 Credits
44 hours of lecture - 33 hours of lab
First course of three introductory courses for life science majors. Includes organic chemistry, cell structure, DNA structure and replication, gene expression, cell division, organismal development, molecular genetics and biotechnology. BIOL& 222 is the first course in the three-course series for majors; to be taken prior to BIOL& 221 or BIOL& 223. Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in CHEM& 139 (100) or CHEM& 121 (111) or CHEM& 141 (131).
MAJORS ORGANISMAL PHYS
BIOL&223
5 Credits
44 hours of lecture - 33 hours of lab
Third course of three introductory courses for life science majors. Covers the physiology of major animal and plant organ systems. BIOL& 222 is the first course in the three-course series for majors, to be taken prior to BIOL& 221 or BIOL& 223. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in BIOL& 222 or a grade of "B" or better in BIOL& 100.
FLOWERING PLANTS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
BIOL 224
5 Credits
44 hours of lecture - 33 hours of lab
Identification and ecology of local wildflowers through the use of taxonomic keys, preparation of specimens and field trips to study native species in their habitats. For forestry, wildlife, recreation, botany and non-biology majors interested in learning to recognize local wildflowers. A Saturday field trip is required. [NS, SE]
HUMAN A & P I
BIOL&251
4 Credits
33 hours of lecture
The first in a three-quarter sequence exploring the relationships between structure and function in the human body. The sequence is intended as a prerequisite for students planning to major in Nursing, Dental Hygiene or other allied health programs, or as life science credit for non-biology majors. Topics include homeostasis, terminology, cells, protein synthesis, DNA replication, histology, the integumentary, skeletal, articular, and muscular systems, and bone, muscel and membrane physiology. Formerly BIOL 231. Credit is not allowed for both BIOL& 251 and BIOL 231. Concurrent enrollment in BIOL 011 for one credit and BIOL& 251L required. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in BIOL& 100 or BIOL 164/165, or BIOL& 221 or CHEM& 121 or 141 or consent of Instructional Unit. Formerly BIOL 231. [NS, SE]
HUMAN A & P II
BIOL&252
4 Credits
33 hours of lecture
The second in a three-quarter sequence exploring the relationships between structure and function in the human body. The sequence is intended as a prerequisite for students planning to major in Nursing, Dental Hygiene or other allied health programs, or as life science credit for non-biology majors. Topics include homeostasis, neural tissue, the spinal cord and spinal nerves, the brain and cranial nerves, integration of neural function, the special senses, the endocrine and reproductive systems, development and inheritance. Formerly BIOL 232. Credit is not allowed for both BIOL& 252 and BIOL 232. Concurrent enrollment in BIOL 011, for one credit and BIOL& 252L required. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in BIOL& 251 or written consent of Instructional Unit. [NS, SE]
HUMAN A & P III
BIOL&253
4 Credits
33 hours of lecture
The third in a three-quarter sequence exploring the relationships between structure and function in the human body. The sequence is intended as a prerequisite for students planning to major in Nursing, Dental Hygiene or other allied health programs, or as life science credit for non-biology majors. Topics include homeostasis, the cardiovascular, lymphatic, digestive, respiratory and urinary systems, cellular metabolism, and fluid and electrolyte balance. Formerly BIOL 233. Credit is not allowed for both BIOL& 253 and BIOL 233. Concurrent enrollment in BIOL 011 for one credit and BIOL& 253L required. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in BIOL& 252 or consent of Instructional Unit.
MICROBIOLOGY
BIOL&260
5 Credits
44 hours of lecture - 33 hours of lab
History of microbiology and a survey of organisms included in the study of microbiology with emphasis on bacteria. Physiology, morphology, genetics, growth and reproduction of bacteria. Experiments stress lab techniques and organisms that are a factor in clinic and hospital environments. Prerequisite: CHEM& 121 or 141. Formerly BIOL 240. [NS, SE]
HUMAN CADAVER DISSECTION
BIOL 275
1 - 6 Credits
198 hours of lab
Dissection of the muscular, circulatory, nervous, digestive and reproductive systems. [SE]
SELECTED TOPICS
BIOL 280
1 - 5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Selected topics in Biology. Topics vary, and course contents change to reflect new topics. Because the course varies in content it is repeatable for credit for different topics. [SE]
SPECIAL PROJECTS
BIOL 290
1 - 5 Credits
Opportunity to plan, organize, and complete special projects approved by department. Prerequisite: Written consent of Instructional Unit. [SE]