ROSARIO BEACH MARINE LABORATORY
Summer 2017 Courses
Session Dates: Monday June 19 through Thursday August 10, 2017
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 BEING ACCEPTED.
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)
Ornithology (BIOL 403; 5 quarter credits). Study of the native birds of North America, with emphasis on physiology, identification, migration, and life histories. Course Instructor: Jim Nestler, Ph.D. (Professor of Biology, Walla Walla University).
Marine Invertebrates (BIOL 475; 5 quarter credits). A study of the biology of selected groups of marine invertebrates. Course Instructor: Dave Cowles, Ph.D. (Professor of Biology, Walla Walla University).
BLOCK B (you may take ONE of these two Block B courses)
Marine Ecotoxicology (BIOL 400; 5 quarter credits). Investigation of marine organismal responses to chemical stressors such as xenobiotics and pharmaceuticals. This laboratory based course will emphasize techniques of isolating and manipulating DNA and RNA. Includes isolation of differentially expressed mRNA transcripts associated with chemical exposure, development of molecular probes from products of differential gene expression, analyzing these molecular probes to provide insight into impacted biochemical pathways, and identification of potential biomarkers of effect and/or exposure. Course Instructor: Michael Morgan, Ph.D. (Associate Professor of Biology, Berry College).
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. Course Instructor: Tom Goodwin , Ph.D. (Professor of Biology, Andrews University).
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.