Summer 2020 courses

Session Dates: Monday June 22 through Friday August 13, 2020


Students may enroll in lower-division OR upper-division/graduate courses, but not both. Laboratory/field experiences are required for all courses. One summer term (10 credits) at the WWU Rosario Beach Marine Laboratory is required for WWU biology majors during which at least one upper-division, marine-oriented course must be taken.


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 Invertebrates (BIOL 475; 5 credits): Study of the biology of selected groups of marine invertebrates. Course Instructor: David Cowles (Professor of Biology, Walla Walla University).
  • Natural History of Vertebrates (BIOL 405; 5 credits): Study of vertebrates with emphasis on natural history, ecology, physiology, and taxonomy. Course Instructor: Jim Nestler (Professor of Biology, Walla Walla University).

BLOCK B

You may take ONE of these two Block B courses

  • Histology (BIOL 449-A; 5 credits): Study of the microscopic anatomy of cells, tissues, and organs, including reference to their functions. Course Instructor: Brian Wong (Professor of Biology, Andrews University).
  • Marine Environmental Physiology: Extreme Life of the Sea (BIOL 400-B; 5 credits): Focuses on the physiology of marine organisms. Tours the marine environment and examines the biology of organisms found in a variety of marine habitats. Emphasis on physiological adaptations which allow species to survive in extreme habitats like the deep sea, hydrothermal vents, and oxygen minimum zones. Course Instructor: Lloyd Trueblood (Professor of Biology, La Sierra 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.

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