Biology (BIOL)

SURVEY OF BIOLOGY
BIOL&100 5 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture / 44 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. Formerly BIOL 104. Credit not allowed for BIOL 104, BIOL 100, BIOL 105, and AG/BIOL 175. [NS, SE]

ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY
BIOL 101 5 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture / 44 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]

SMALL WORLD ANTIBIOTICS RESEARCH 1
BIOL 105 5 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Investigative course involving authentic research to discover potentially new antibiotics. Overview of basic concepts and issues in biology including the cellular basis of life, metabolism, principles of inheritance, evolution and ecology as they relate to soil microbiology and human disease processes and treatment. Strong emphasis on scientific inquiry including critical thinking, laboratory research methodology, 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. [GE, SE, NS] [PNP]

SMALL WORLD ANTIBIOTICS RESEARCH 2B
BIOL 106 5 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in BIOL 105 or consent of Instructional Unit.

Focuses on research to discover new antibiotics to help alleviate the current worldwide crisis of antibiotic-resistant bacteria including microbial cell structure, growth, genetics and antibiotic production, DNA sequencing, PCR, nanopore-based genome sequencing, and bioinformatic analysis. Lab work will focus on determining, analyzing and "mining" the genome sequence of antibiotic-producing bacteria isolated in BIOL 105, with the aim of discovering novel antibiotics. Strong emphasis on scientific inquiry including critical thinking, laboratory research methodology, and communication abilities. [NS, GE, SE] [PNP]

INTRODUCTION TO WILDLIFE
BIOL 139 3 Credits/Units

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/Units

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/Units

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/Units

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/Units

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/Units

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/Units

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]

GENERAL BIOLOGY W/LAB
BIOL&160 5 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Introduction to the study of the cell, the basic component of all living organisms. Emphasis on cell chemistry, structure, metabolism, energetics, cell division and genetic principles. Intended for students seeking a two-year degree in the health occupations. Lab work is required. Successful completion fulfills pre-requisite for BIOL 241, BIOL 251, and BIOL 260. [GE, SE, NS] [PNP]

HUMAN BIOLOGY
BIOL 164 4 Credits/Units

44 hours of lecture

Concurrent enrollment in BIOL 165 recommended.

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. Formerly BIOL 160. [NS, SE]

HUMAN BIOLOGY LAB
BIOL 165 1 Credit/Unit

22 hours of lab

Concurrent enrollment in, or completion of BIOL 164 required.

Laboratory study of the structure and function of the human body as it relates to homeostasis, health, disease, and the environment. Formerly BIOL 161. [NS, SE]

HUMAN GENETICS
BIOL 167 3 Credits/Units

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/Units

44 hours of lab

Prerequisite: A grade of "B-" or better in BIOL 100 or BIOL 164 or BIOL 167 or consent of Instructional Unit.

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. [NS, SE]

BIOETHICS
BIOL 180 3 Credits/Units

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. [GE, NS, SE]

COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
BIOL 199 5 Credits/Units

165 hours of clinical

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit.

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. [GE]

FIELD STUDIES IN BIOLOGY
BIOL 208 10 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 286 hours of lab

Prerequisite: Completion of a 100- or 200- level biology course, or consent of Instructional Unit.

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. [NS, SE]

MAJORS ECOLOGY/EVOLUTION
BIOL&221 5 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in BIOL 222 or a grade of "B" or better in BIOL 100.

Third 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 223 and BIOL 221. [NS,SE]

MAJORS CELL/MOLECULAR
BIOL&222 5 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 139 (100) or CHEM 121 (111) or CHEM 141 (131).

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 223 and BIOL 221. [NS,SE]

MAJORS ORGANISMAL PHYS
BIOL&223 5 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in BIOL 222.

Second 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 (second) BIOL 223 and (third) BIOL 221. [NS,SE]

FLOWERING PLANTS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
BIOL 224 5 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture / 44 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 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
BIOL&241 5 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Concurrent enrollment in BIOL& 241L.

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in BIOL 160 or department approval.

The first in a two-term 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, histology, the integumentary, skeletal, articular, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems. [NS, SE]

HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II
BIOL&242 5 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Concurrent enrollment in BIOL& 242L.

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in BIOL 241 or department approval.

The second in a two-term 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 endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems and fluid and electrolyte balance. [NS, SE]

HUMAN A & P I
BIOL&251 5 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Concurrent enrollment in BIOL& 251L.

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in BIOL 100 or BIOL 160 or BIOL 164/165, or BIOL 221 or CHEM 121 or 141 or consent of Instructional Unit.

The first in a three-term 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. Formerly BIOL 231. [NS, SE]

HUMAN A & P II
BIOL&252 5 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Concurrent enrollment in BIOL& 252L required.

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in BIOL 251 or written consent of Instructional Unit.

The second in a three-term 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. [NS, SE]

HUMAN A & P III
BIOL&253 5 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

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.

The third in a three-term 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. [NS, SE]

MICROBIOLOGY
BIOL&260 5 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Prerequisite: BIOL 160 or consent of instructor.

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. Formerly BIOL 240. [NS, SE]

HUMAN CADAVER DISSECTION
BIOL 275 6 Credits/Units

66 hours of lab

Dissection of the muscular, circulatory, nervous, digestive and reproductive systems. [SE]

SELECTED TOPICS
BIOL 280 5 Credits/Units

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 5 Credits/Units

Prerequisite: Written consent of Instructional Unit.

Opportunity to plan, organize, and complete special projects approved by department. [SE]