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Biology Course Descriptions

BI060 Basic Science for Dental Assts
Designed especially for Dental Assisting program students. Presents introductory concepts of cell biology, microbiology, oral histology and embryology, and head and neck anatomy. Includes practical application of problem solving, scientific observation and measurement, use of equipment and basic laboratory techniques. W, Sp, Offered as needed
3 Credits

BI101 General Biology 1
Investigates the diversity of life forms on Earth, the basic principles of ecology and the consequences of ecosystem alteration by human beings (emphasizing issues relevant to living in the Pacific Northwest). Introductory biology course designed for students not majoring in biology or a biology-related field. Includes two mandatory field trips. F, Sp, Offered summer as needed
4 Credits

BI102 General Biology 2
Investigates cell structure, cell division, Mendelian genetics, and principles of evolution. Introduces modern techniques in biotechnology and discusses their ethical implications. Introductory biology course designed for students not majoring in biology or biology-related fields. F, W, Sp, Offered summer as needed
4 Credits

BI103 General Biology 3
Investigates plant and animal structure and function. Emphasizes homeostasis, nutrition, and elements of the reproductive, internal transport, gas exchange, and defense systems in both plants and animals. Introductory biology course designed for students not majoring in biology or a biology-related field. Includes a mandatory field trip. F, W, Sp, Offered in summer as needed
4 Credits

BI131 Environmental Science 1
Introduces basic principles of ecology and environmental science and examines environmental problems and issues concerning human population growth. F
4 Credits

BI132 Environmental Science 2
Examines environmental problems and issues related to resource uses, including agriculture, soils, wildlife, forests, fisheries, and water. Loss of biodiversity and global climate change are emphasized. Prerequisite: BI131 or BI101, either with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W
4 Credits

BI133 Environmental Science 3
Examines environmental problems and issues related to environmental contamination such as air and water pollution, solid waste disposal, and pesticide use. Explores relationships between environmental problems and other aspects of society. Prerequisite: BI132 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor.. Sp
4 Credits

BI143 Marine Biology
Investigates a variety of marine ecosystems, including rocky intertidal, estuaries, beaches, coastal waters of the continental shelf (neritic), and other marine environments. Evaluates marine life found along Oregon's coastal environments and the adaptations to a marine existence; particular emphasis on the ecology, physiology, and morphology of marine plants and animals. Sp
4 Credits

BI153 Fundamentals of Plant Biology
Covers the basic structure, life cycles, genetics, and functions of plants. Meets a science with lab requirement for non-science majors. Serves as background for students in the Horticulture and Viticulture programs. Offered as needed
4 Credits

BI171 Intro to Human Anat & Phys 1
Introduces the normal structure and function of the human body from the chemical level to the systems level, focusing on homeostasis and system integration. Includes lecture, activities, laboratories, and student projects. F, Offered as needed.
3 Credits

BI172 Intro to Human Anat & Phys 2
Introduces the normal structure and function of the human body from the chemical level to the systems level, focusing on homeostasis and system integration. Includes lecture, activities, laboratories, and student projects. Prerequisite: BI171 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
3 Credits

BI199C Human Dissection
Examines the structure of the human body through cadaver dissection. Prerequisite: BI233 with a grade of C or better; and consent of instructor. Offered as needed
2 Credits

BI200 Principles/Ecology - Field Bio
Emphasizes the broad concepts of ecology in a field setting using natural ecosystems as a model. Introduces concepts in the classroom and then examines them in detail using student-collected field data. Course may be repeated for a maximum of eight lecture and laboratory credits. Prerequisite: BI101 or BI131, either with a grade of C or better; or equivalent course as determined by instructor; or consent of instructor. Su
4 Credits

BI211 Principles of Biology 1
Surveys of biodiversity including the major groups of organisms, their classification, and evolutionary origins and relationships. Provides first of a three-term sequence for students majoring in sciences and allied health professions (i.e. botany, zoology, molecular biology, marine biology, pre-veterinary, pre-medical, pre-dental, pharmacy, and related fields). Prerequisite/Corequisite: CH121 or CH221, either with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, Offered as needed
5 Credits

BI212 Principles of Biology 2
Focuses on cell structure and metabolism, the cell cycle and comparative plant and animal anatomy and physiology. Offers second term of a three-term sequence for students majoring in sciences and allied health professions (i.e. botany, zoology, molecular biology, marine biology, pre-veterinary, pre-medical, pre-dental, pharmacy, and related fields). Prerequisite: BI211 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W, Offered as needed
5 Credits

BI213 Principles of Biology 3
Focuses on classical and molecular genetics, DNA structure and function, biotechnology, evolution and ecology. Offers third of a three-term sequence for students majoring in sciences and allied health professions (i.e. botany, zoology, molecular biology, marine biology, pre-veterinary, pre-medical, pre-dental, pharmacy, and related fields). Prerequisite: BI212 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp, Offered as needed.
5 Credits

BI230 Introductory Microbiology
Surveys the history, anatomy and physiology of microorganisms emphasizing their impact on society. Examines microbe anatomy, metabolism, growth, genetics, taxonomy, selected diseases affecting humans and plants, immunity, and microbial control. Covers food microbiology, industrial microbiology, agricultural microbiology and environmental microbiology with applications to grape growing and winemaking. Uses standard microbiological laboratory techniques. W, Offered as needed.
4 Credits

BI231 Human Anatomy & Physiology
Presents an in-depth examination of the structure and function of the human body in the first of a three-term sequence. Includes a review of chemical principles, the study of cells, tissues and the integumentary, skeletal and nervous systems. Prerequisite: CH110; or CH104 and concurrent enrollment in CH105; or CH121 and concurrent enrollment in CH122; or a score of 70% in the Chemistry Proficiency Exam; or one year of accelerated college chemistry within the last seven years equivalent to the courses mentioned above as determined by instructor; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F, W, Sp, offered Su as needed
4 Credits

BI232 Human Anatomy & Physiology
Covers an in-depth examination of the structure and function of the human body in the second of a three-term sequence. Includes the study of the muscular, circulatory, lymphatic, and respiratory systems. Prerequisite: BI231 with a grade of C or better within the last seven years; and concurrent enrollment in CH106 or CH123 if taking as a chemistry sequence; or completion of CH110 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, W, Offered as needed
4 Credits

BI233 Human Anatomy & Physiology
Covers an in-depth examination of the structure of the human body in the third of a three-term sequence. Includes the study of the endocrine, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. Also includes an examination of body fluids, electrolytes, pH balance and medical genetics. Prerequisite: BI232 with grade of C or better within the last seven years; or consent of instructor. F, W, Sp, Offered as needed
4 Credits

BI234 Microbiology
Presents a survey of bacteria and other microorganisms, emphasizing their impact upon human health. Includes discussion of infection, immunity, common pathogens, and mechanisms of control. Prerequisite: BI231 with a grade of C or better within last seven years; or consent of instructor. F, W, Sp, offered Summer as needed.
4 Credits

XBI0001A Field ID/Willamette Val Birds
Introduces students to birds and bird-watching. Focuses on identifying the diverse migrant and resident bird life found at The Oregon Garden (and in the surrounding area) during and after the fall migration. Covers field marks, vocalizations, and habitat preferences of as many birds as can be found during three Saturday field trips.
0 Non-Credit

XBI0001C Plant ID Native Oregon
Introduces the basics of identifying common plants native to the valleys, mountains, and coastal regions of Oregon.
0 Non-Credit

XBI0001D Organic Gardening
Explores gardening practices that build a healthy and productive garden, while working in concert with nature. Covers healthy soil-building practices and fertilizing with organic amendments. Focuses on integrated pest management techniques (IPM) and attracting beneficial insects and animals to the garden. Includes information on low-impact lawns and landscapes.
0 Non-Credit

XBI0001F Oregon Coast Field Trip
Presents a field study of adaptations that allow organisms to maintain homeostasis. Includes a required all-day field trip to the coast with field work at Boiler Bay, the dunes adjacent to the Yaquina Bay south Jetty and Mike Miller County Park. Prerequisite: Current enrollment in BI103 Lecture and Lab
0 Non-Credit

XBI0001G Cascades Field Trip
Presents a field study of vegetative diversity and climatic adaptation within local ecoregions through a required all-day trip from the Salem campus over the Santiam Pass with multiple stops to examine the flora of local ecoregions. Includes stops at House Rock State Park, Tombstone Summit, Lost Prairie, Little Nash Crater, Hoodoo Ski Area and the Headwaters of the Metolius River. Attendance is limited. Prerequisite: Current enrollment in BI101 General Biology, lecture and lab.
0 Non-Credit

XBI0713A Science Study Labs
Offers the opportunity to review select laboratory exercises offered during scheduled laboratory sessions for co-enrolled students enrolled in the courses listed above. Provides specific laboratory-based materials are available for student use. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in BI231, BI232 or BI233 and BI101, BI102 or BI103. F, W, Sp, Su
0 Non-Credit

XBI0713B Science Study
Offers the opportunity to review select laboratory exercises offered during scheduled laboratory sessions. Provides specific laboratory-based materials.
0 Non-Credit

XBI0713C Science Study Labs
Offers the opportunity to review select laboratory exercises offered during scheduled laboratory sessions. Provides specific laboratory-based materials.
0 Non-Credit

XBI9000A Natural Resources Institute
Focuses on providing teachers with resources and field experiences which use community-based natural resource activities for educational programs.
3.5 CEU