ROSARIO BEACH MARINE LABORATORY
Summer 2015 Courses

Session Dates: Monday June 22 through Thursday August 13, 2015


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. Course Instructor: Rob Fitch, M.S. (Wenatchee Valley College).  Lab Instructor: Brian Watkins



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)

General Entomology (BIOL 400; 5 quarter credits). A systematic study of the insects of the world considering anatomy, physiology, behavior and relations to humans. In the laboratory emphasis will be placed on identifying local insects, and a representative collection will be turned in. Limit: 14 students. Instructor: Keith Snyder, Ph.D. (Southern Adventist University)

Paleobiology (BIOL 450; 5 quarter credits). Study of the biology, diversity, and history of ancient life and of the principles and methods employed in interpreting life of the past.  Special consideration will be given to the fossil record of western North America. Limit: 14 students. Instructor: Tom Goodwin, Ph.D. (Andrews University)


BLOCK B (you may take ONE of these two Block B 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 a research project. Limit: 14 students. Instructor:Joseph Galusha, D.Phil. (Walla Walla University)

 Marine Biology (BIOL 458; 5 quarter credits). An integrated approach to understanding the marine environment primarily from an ecological perspective.  Included are principles of basic oceanography, plankton biology, deep-sea biology, and shallow-water marine communities. Limit: 14 students. Instructor: David Cowles, Ph.D. (Walla Walla University).

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