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Department of Biological Sciences Graduate Bulletin 2012-2014

Supporting Courses: Biological Sciences

BIOL 101, 102, 103 or equivalent is prerequisite for all courses listed below.

BIOL 403 ORNITHOLOGY4 or 5
Study of native birds of North America, with emphasis on physiology, identification, migration, and life histories. One weekend field trip required. (College Place campus, 4 quarter hours; Marine Station, 5 quarter hours.) Offered every 3-5 years at the Marine Station; offered even years only on the College Place campus. (Course fee applies)
BIOL 405 NATURAL HISTORY OF VERTEBRATES4
Study of vertebrates with emphasis on natural history, ecology, physiology, and taxonomy. One laboratory per week. A weekend field trip is required. Offered odd years only. (Course fee $40)
BIOL 420 SOCIOBIOLOGY3
A study of current concepts and ideas relating to the origin and structure of social behavior in animals. Special attention is focused on the adaptive significance of species-specific behavior in a wide variety of environments.
BIOL 426 SYSTEMATIC BOTANY4 or 5
Study of the principles of plant classification, together with a systematic survey of vascular plants, with emphasis on natural history and ecology. (College Place campus, 4 quarter hours; Marine Station, 5 quarter hours.) Offered on demand.
BIOL 430 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY TECHNIQUES4 or 5
Introduction to the theory and practice of modern molecular techniques. The laboratory will include techniques such as the purification and analysis of DNA, RNA, and protein, recombination DNA procedures, mutagenesis, hybridization methods, PCR, and DNA sequencing technology. Two laboratories per week. Prerequisites: BIOL 393, CHEM 323, 326. (College Place campus - 4 quarter hours; Marine Station - 5 quarter hours.) Offered even years only.
BIOL 435 DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY4
Principles of development of plants and animals. Emphasizes problems of growth, differentiation, and morphogenesis. Laboratory work consists of both descriptive and experimental analysis of development. One laboratory per week. Prerequisites: BIOL 392,393 and CHEM 322; or permission of department.
BIOL 449 VERTEBRATE HISTOLOGY4
Study of the microscopic anatomy of vertebrate cells, tissues, and organs, including reference to their functions. Two laboratories per week.
BIOL 464 ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY4
Study of animal physiology with emphasis on integration of vertebrate organ systems. One laboratory per week. Prerequisite: BIOL 392. PHYS 213, 216 strongly recommended.
BIOL 466 IMMUNOLOGY4
Study of the molecular and cellular bases of the immune response including clinical applications. One laboratory per week. Prerequisites: BIOL 392, 393.
BIOL 483 PHILOSOPHY OF ORIGINS AND SPECIATION3
Comparison of the various theories on the origin and history of living organisms in light of present scientific knowledge in biochemistry, paleontology, morphology, geology, genetics and other related areas.
BIOL 495 COLLOQUIUM0
Lecture series designed to expose students to modern scientific research and researchers. Each lecture is normally given by a visiting scientist. Graded S or NC.
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