2002-03 Bulletin
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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES


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. (Course fee $10)
 

BIOL 211  INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH I 2
Study of the process of science throughout history, current principles of scientific research, and the function of the scientific method. Will include methods of literature research and scientific writing. Prerequisite: BIOL 103.
 

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 305  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. (Course fee $40)
 

BIOL 316  INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH II 1-2; 2
The student will work with departmental adviser on research activities such as a literature search, preliminary experiments, data collection, or data analysis. May be repeated with a different research adviser, or continued with the same research adviser. Prerequisite: BIOL 250 and permission of research adviser. Graded S or NC.
 

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 on demand.
 

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.
 

BIOL 389  NATURAL HISTORY OF VERTEBRATES 4 or 5
Study of vertebrates with emphasis on natural history, ecology, physiology, and taxonomy. One laboratory 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. (Course fee $40)
 
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. 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 403  ORNITHOLOGY 4 or 5
Study of native birds of North America, with emphasis on physiology, identification, migration, and life histories. One laboratory per week. (College Place campus - 4 quarter hours; Marine Station - 5 quarter hours.) A weekend field trip is required. Offered odd years only. (Course fee $40)
 

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 416  RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY 1-4; 4
The student will work with departmental adviser on an independent basis. Research may include data collection and analysis and must include a written manuscript. May be repeated with a different research adviser. or continued with the same research adviser. Prerequisite: BIOL 316 and permission of research adviser.
 

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 430  MOLECULAR BIOLOGY TECHNIQUES 4 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 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 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. Offered 2003-2004.
 

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: approval of 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.
 

BIOL 496  SENIOR SEMINAR 2
Presentation and discussion of current topics in biology. Students will read scientific articles and lead and participate in weekly discussions. Prerequisite: BIOL 250, 296, and senior standing. Graded S or NC.
 
MARINE STATION:
 
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 440  HUMAN ANATOMY 5
Comprehensive study of human anatomy covering all systems of the head, neck, trunk, and extremities. A solid morphological basis for a synthesis of anatomy, physiology, and clinical sciences. Dissection and identification of anatomical structures using cadavers, charts, and models. Course is offered at the Marine Station.
 

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.