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ROSARIO BEACH MARINE LABORATORY
Summer 2018 Courses

Session Dates: Monday June 25 through Thursday August 16, 2018

 


Students may enroll in lower-division OR upper-division/graduate courses, but not both. Laboratory/field experiences are required for all courses.  SUMMER PROGRAM APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR SUMMER 2018.

 

Lower-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. High school chemistry strongly recommended. Limit: 24 students. Course Instructor: Joyce Azevedo, Ph.D. (Professor of Biology, Southern Adventist University).  Lab Instructor: Brian Watkins, M.S. (Visiting Instructor, Walla Walla 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.


BLOCK A (you may take ONE of these two Block A courses)

Marine Environmental Physiology: Extreme life of the sea (BIOL 400; 5 credits): The course will tour the marine ecosystem from an environmental physiology perspective and examine the biology of organisms found in a variety of marine habitats.  Diversity of species and adaptations to habitats from the sea surface to the depths of the ocean are explored in detail. BIOL 141, BIOL 142, BIOL 143 or equivalent is a prerequisite for this course. Qualifies as a marine-oriented course. Course Instructor: Lloyd Trueblood (Professor of Biology, La Sierra University). Disclaimer: Final approval for this course is pending. 

 

Sea to Summit (BIOL 400; 5 credits): Students will identify flora and fauna between the intertidal zone and the alpine tundra in the Pacific Northwest.  Emphasis will be placed on adaptions/design of organisms in order to live in these locations.  Ecological principles governing interactions between populations within communities will be explored.  Students will learn how disruptions to the terrestrial ecosystem affects life within the intertidal zone. BIOL 141, BIOL 142, BIOL 143 or equivalent is a prerequisite for this course. Qualifies as a marine-oriented course. Course Instructor: Ben Thornton (Professor of Biology, Southern Adventist University). Disclaimer: Final approval for this course is pending. 


BLOCK B (you may take ONE of these two Block B courses)

Marine Phycology (BIOL 463; 5 credits): A systematic survey of marine algae, covering the principles of their classification, natural history, ecology, physiology, and practical use. BIOL 141, BIOL 142, BIOL 143 or equivalent is a prerequisite for this course. Qualifies as a marine-oriented course. Course Instructor: Rob Fitch (Professor of Biology, Wenatchee Valley College).

 

Marine Biology (BIOL 458; 5 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. BIOL 141, BIOL 142, BIOL 143 or equivalent is a prerequisite for this course. Qualifies as a marine-oriented course. COurse Instructor: David Cowles (Professor of Biology, Walla Walla University). 

 

 

Upper-division students are required to take two courses during their first upper-division summer at Rosario.  A scholarship is available for WWU biology majors taking upper-division classes 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.

 

 

Last update on January 11, 2018