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BIOLOGY (BIOL)


BIOL 101, 102, 103  GENERAL BIOLOGY 4, 4, 4
Study of the basic principles of biology of animals, plants, and microorganisms. Topics include the cell, physiology, genetics, development, taxonomy, and ecology. Must be taken in sequence. One laboratory per week. High school chemistry strongly recommended.
 

BIOL 105, 106  BIOLOGY FOR GENERAL STUDIES 4, 4
The process of science as a way of knowing, through a study of selected biological phenomena in an historical context. The laboratory emphasizes the process of science. One laboratory per week. Must be taken in sequence. Will apply to a biology minor with the addition of BIOL 103.
 

BIOL 201, 202  ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 4, 4
Study of human (organ-system) anatomy and physiology with reference to cellular, genetic, and developmental relationships. First quarter studies include integumentary, skeletal, muscle, nervous, and endocrine systems. Second quarter focuses on circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Must be taken in sequence. One laboratory per week. Will not apply to biology major. Students taking both BIOL 101, 102, 103, and BIOL 201, 202 will receive only 16 credits toward graduation. High school or college chemistry strongly recommended.
 

BIOL 222  MICROBIOLOGY 5
Study of the nature and control of bacteria and other disease-producing organisms; consideration of their relationship to human disease and the basic concepts of immunology. One laboratory per week. Does not apply to biology major. Prerequisites: CHEM 101, 102 or BIOL 101, 102 or permission of instructor.
 

BIOL 250  BIOSTATISTICS 4
Practice and theory of statistical methods in quantitative biology. Prerequisites: MATH 121, 122; INFO 105 or permission of instructor.
 

BIOL 296  CURRENT TOPICS IN BIOLOGY 1
An informal study of current topics in biology. Students will read scientific articles and lead and participate in weekly discussions. Limited to sophomore and junior biology majors and minors. Prerequisites: BIOL 103 and permission of instructor. Graded S or NC. BIOL 101, 102, 103 or 105, 106, 103 are prerequisites for all upper-division courses.
 

BIOL 351  RESEARCH METHODS I 1
Introduction to the principles of scientific research and the function of the scientific method. Graded S or NC.
 

BIOL 352  RESEARCH METHODS II 1
Emphasizes literature research and retrieval, oral critiques of research papers, and selection of a research area/problem and adviser. Prerequisite: BIOL 351. Graded S or NC.
 

BIOL 353  RESEARCH METHODS III 1
Preparation for the senior thesis proposal. The student will work with departmental adviser on an independent basis, doing a literature search and sometimes appropriate preliminary experiments leading to the writing and completion of a senior thesis proposal. Prerequisite: BIOL 352 and permission of research adviser. Registration: Spring quarter, junior year, strongly recommended.
 

BIOL 360  SURVEY OF THE PLANT KINGDOM 4
Study of life histories, internal anatomy, and physiology of the various members of the plant kingdom. One laboratory per week. Offered on demand.
 

BIOL 374  ANIMAL BEHAVIOR 4 or 5
Introduction to animal behavior with emphasis on the historical perspective and classical experiments. Contributions from diverse disciplines such as neurophysiology, ecology, endocrinology, sociology, anatomy, and medicine are drawn together to illustrate the dependence of ethology and animal behavior on the other life sciences. One laboratory per week. (College Place campus - 4 quarter hours; Marine Station - 5 quarter hours.) Offered even years only.
 

BIOL 384  SOCIOBIOLOGY 3
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. Offered odd years only.
 

BIOL 389  NATURAL HISTORY OF VERTEBRATES 4 or 5
Study of vertebrates with emphasis on natural history, ecology, physiology, and taxonomy. Two laboratories per week. (College Place campus - 4 quarter hours; Marine Station - 5 quarter hours.) Offered every 3 - 4 years at Marine Station. A weekend field trip is required. Offered odd years only. BIOL 392, 393, 394 should be taken in sequence.
 

BIOL 392  CELL BIOLOGY 4
Study of eukaryotic cells. Topics include structural and functional diversity of membranes, energy and information flow, and structure and function of chloroplasts, mitochondria, ribosomes, and cytoskeleton. Priority will be given to biology majors, followed by bioengineering and health science majors and biology minors. One laboratory per week. Corequisite: CHEM 321 and permission of department.
 

BIOL 393  GENETICS 4
Study of the principles of inheritance in plants and animals. Laboratory work consists of both descriptive and experimental analysis of heredity. One laboratory per week. Corequisite: Organic Chemistry. Prerequisites: BIOL 250, 392 and CHEM 321; or permission of department.
 

BIOL 394  DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY 4
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 395  METHODS OF TEACHING BIOLOGY 3
Principles of teaching biology in the secondary school. Observation, demonstration, and class presentation are required. Will not apply on a major or minor in biology. Offered even years only.
 

BIOL 401  PLANT PHYSIOLOGY 4
A study of the principles of plant physiology. One laboratory per week. Prerequisite: BIOL 392. PHYS 213, 216 strongly recommended. Offered on demand.
 

BIOL 403  ORNITHOLOGY 4 or 5
Study of native birds of North America, with emphasis on physiology, identification, migration, and life histories. Two laboratories per week. (College Place campus - 4 quarter hours; Marine Station - 5 quarter hours.) A weekend field trip is required. Offered even years only.
 

BIOL 407  PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE (OR PHIL 407) 4
Study of the scientific method as it relates to primary origins and present-day distributions of living things. Evidences from archeology and the physical and biological sciences are examined. Will not apply on biology major. Prerequisite: A completed general education science requirement.
 

BIOL 413  PLANT TISSUE CULTURE 3
A study of various techniques to establish and to maintain plant tissue cultures. One laboratory per week.
 

BIOL 426  SYSTEMATIC BOTANY 4 or 5
Study of the principles of plant classification, together with a systematic survey of vascular plants, with emphasis on natural history and ecology. Two laboratories per week. (College Place campus - 4 quarter hours; Marine Station - 5 quarter hours.) Offered on demand.
 

BIOL 446  GENERAL ECOLOGY 4
Study of the relationship of plants and animals, both as individuals and assemblages, to their physical and biological environment. Laboratory work includes field studies designed to examine ecological principles. One laboratory per week. BIOL 250, BIOL 393, and a minimum of one field natural history course recommended.
 

BIOL 449  VERTEBRATE HISTOLOGY 4
Study of the microscopic anatomy of vertebrate cells, tissues, and organs, including reference to their functions. Two laboratories per week.
 

BIOL 454  RESEARCH METHODS IV 1
Collection and analysis of data for the senior thesis. Prerequisite: BIOL 353 and permission of research adviser.
 

BIOL 455  RESEARCH METHODS V 1
Methods of writing and orally presenting a scientific paper. Students present the results of their senior thesis in a seminar and submit a written manuscript of their senior thesis (see BIOL 351; BIOL 352; BIOL 353; BIOL 454).
 

BIOL 464  ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY 4
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  IMMUNOLOGY 4
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 SPECIATION 3
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. For majors and minors only. Recommended for senior year.
 

BIOL 494  COOPERATIVE EDUCATION/RESEARCH 0
Specialized field or laboratory experience at an off-campus academic, industrial, or government site. A contractual arrangement between student, faculty adviser, and off-campus representative is required before work begins. Prerequisite: CDEV 210 and permission of the Cooperative Education Director and the major adviser.
 

BIOL 495  COLLOQUIUM 0
Lecture series designed to expose students to modern scientific research and researchers. Each lecture is normally given by a visiting scientist. Six quarters required of all biology majors. Graded S or NC.
 



MARINE STATION: (ROSARIO)

BIOL 101, 102, 103 or equivalent is prerequisite for all courses listed below. Marine Station courses of 5 credits include an additional credit for the requirement of a research problem (See BIOL 374, BIOL 389, BIOL 403, BIOL 426,). Normally a maximum of two of the following courses are taught during a summer; see annual Marine Station bulletin.
 

BIOL 458  MARINE BIOLOGY* 5
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. Research project and field trips required.
 

BIOL 460  MARINE ECOLOGY* 5
Study of interspecific, intraspecific, and community relationships demonstrated by marine organisms.
 

BIOL 462  ICHTHYOLOGY* 5
Systematic study of the fishes found in Puget Sound, with a survey of the fishes of other waters.
 

BIOL 463  MARINE PHYCOLOGY* 5
A systematic survey of marine algae, covering the principles of their classification, natural history, ecology, physiology, and practical use.
 

BIOL 468  COMPARATIVE PHYSIOLOGY 5
Comparative study of the physiology and life processes of animals with emphasis on invertebrates. Prerequisite: BIOL 392.
 

BIOL 470  MARINE BIOPHYSICS 5
Introduction to the physical aspects of living organisms studied by the experimental and conceptual methods of physics with application to marine life.
 

BIOL 475  MARINE INVERTEBRATES* 5
A study of the biology of selected groups of marine invertebrates.
 
Please see the Graduate Bulletin for a listing of Biological Science graduate courses.
 
*Qualifies as a marine-oriented course.



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