ROSARIO BEACH MARINE LABORATORY
Summer 2015 Courses
Session Dates: Tuesday June 23 through Thursday August 13, 2015
COURSES SHOWN BELOW WERE OFFERED IN 2014. COURSES FOR 2015 SHOULD BE FINALIZED BY MID-NOVEMBER 2014.
Students may take General Biology OR upper-division courses. Students may NOT enroll in both General Biology and upper-division courses.
General Biology (BIOL 141, 142, 143; 4 quarter credits each). Study of the basic principles of biology of animals, plants, and microorganisms. Topics include cell biology, physiology, genetics, development, taxonomy, and ecology. Must be taken in sequence. Laboratory required. High school chemistry strongly recommended. Limit: 24 students. Instructor: John Banks, Ph.D. (Loma Linda University)
Upper-Division and Graduate Courses
Upper-division and graduate courses are offered in two blocks. Block A courses run concurrently and typically meet the first half of each week; Block B courses run concurrently and typically meet the last half of each week. Thus students may register for only one course in each block.
Upper-division students are required to take two courses during their first upper-division summer at Rosario. During subsequent summers upper-division students may take one course, provided they are actively participating in an academic activity (such as research or internship) during their non-course time; documentation of specific plans for the academic activity is required prior to acceptance. Graduate students may take zero or one course during the summer, provided they are actively participating in an academic activity (such as research or internship) during their non-course time; documentation of specific plans for the academic activity is required prior to acceptance.
BLOCK A (you may take ONE of these two Block A courses)
Behavior of Marine Organisms (BIOL 417 for undergraduate students, BIOL 517 for graduate students; 5 quarter credits). A study of inter- and intraspecific behaviors of marine animals and their behavioral responses to the physical environment. The course involves laboratory experience, field observations, and research project. Limit: 16 students. Instructor: Joseph Galusha, D.Phil. (Walla Walla University)
Ornithology (BIOL 403; 5 quarter credits). Study of native birds of North America, with emphasis on physiology, identification, migration, and life histories. Limit: 15 students. Instructor: Brian Watkins, M.S. (Walla Walla University)
BLOCK B (you may take ONE of these two Block B courses)
Cancer Biology (BIOL 400; 5 quarter credits). A study of the molecular, cellular, biochemical, and genetic basis of cancer. Topics will include the cell cycle, growth factors, signal transduction, oncogenes, tumor suppressor genes, angiogenesis, genome integrity, and programmed cell death. Limit: 12 students. Instructor: David Lindsey, Ph.D. (Walla Walla University)
MARINE INVERTEBRATES (BIOL 475/575) HAS REACHED ITS ENROLLMENT LIMIT AND IS CLOSED. STUDENTS WILL NEED TO ENROLL IN THE OTHER BLOCK B COURSE.
Marine Invertebrates (BIOL 475 for undergraduate students, BIOL 575 for graduate students; 5 quarter credits). A study of the biology of selected groups of marine invertebrates. Limit: 16 students. Instructor: David Cowles, Ph.D. (Walla Walla University).
Last update on September 20, 2014