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

BI101 General Biology: Ecology and Diversity
Introductory biology course designed for students not majoring in biology or a biology-related field. 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). Includes two mandatory field trips. (BI101, BI102, and BI103 may be taken in any order.) Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher) with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, Sp, Offered as needed
4 Credits

BI102 General Biology: Cell Biology, Genetics, and Evolution
Introductory biology course designed for students not majoring in biology or biology-related fields. Investigates cell structure, cell division, Mendelian genetics, and principles of evolution. Introduces modern techniques in biotechnology and discusses their ethical implications. (BI101, 102 and 103 may be taken in any order). Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher) with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
4 Credits

BI103 General Biology: Plant/Animal Structure and Function
Introductory biology course designed for students not majoring in biology or a biology-related field. Includes a mandatory field trip. 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. (BI101, BI102, and BI103 may be taken in any order.) Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher) with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp, Offered as needed
4 Credits

BI121 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 1
Survey of the human body in the first term of a two-term sequence. Focuses on anatomical terminology, basic chemistry, cells, tissues, and the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous. Includes lectures, labs, and dissections. Prerequisite: Placement into, or completion of, RD115 (or higher), and WR115 (or higher); or consent of instructor. (Prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F, W, Offered as needed
4 Credits

BI122 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 2
Survey of the human body in the second term of a two-term sequence. Focuses on structure and function of the following systems: circulatory, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive. Provides topics on nutrition, pregnancy, and genetics. Includes lectures, labs, and dissections. Prerequisite: Placement into, or completion of, WR115 (or higher); and completion of BI121; or consent of instructor. (Prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) W, Sp, Offered 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. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher) with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. 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: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher); and completion of BI131 or BI101; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) W
4 Credits

BI133 Environmental Science 3
Examines environmental problems and issues related to energy supply and use, environmental contamination waste management and land use. Explores relationships between environmental science and society. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher); and completion of BI132; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C or better.) Sp
4 Credits

BI143 Marine Biology
Investigates a variety of marine ecosystems, including rocky intertidal, estuaries, beaches, coastal waters of the continental shelf (neritic), the open ocean, deep ocean, hydrothermal vents and other marine environments. Evaluates marine life found along Oregon’s coastal environments and the adaptations to a marine existence; particular emphasis on the biology, ecology, physiology, and morphology of marine plants and animals. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher) with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp
4 Credits

BI153 Fundamentals of Plant Biology
Introduction to the anatomy and basic metabolic processes (cellular and organismal) of plants. Includes a survey of the evolution of plant diversity and discusses plant life cycles and inheritance. Meets a science with lab requirement for non-science majors. Serves as background for students in the Horticulture programs. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher) with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
4 Credits

BI171 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology 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 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology 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. W, Offered as needed
3 Credits

BI200 Principles of Ecology-Field Biology
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: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher); and completion of BI101 or BI131, or equivalent course as determined by instructor; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a C or better.) 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: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher); and completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, CH104, or CH121, or CH221; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F, Offered as needed
5 Credits

BI212 Principles of Biology 2
Focuses on cell structure, metabolism 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: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher); and completion of BI211; and CH104, or CH121, or CH221; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) W, Offered as needed
5 Credits

BI213 Principles of Biology 3
Focuses on the cell cycle, 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: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher); and completion of BI212; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) 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, winemaking, and standard microbiological laboratory techniques. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher) with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W, Offered as needed
4 Credits

BI231 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
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: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher); and completion of 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, Su
4 Credits

BI232 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2
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, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, and respiratory systems. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher); and completion of BI231 within the last seven years each with a grade of C or better; and concurrent enrollment in CH106 or CH123 if taking as a chemistry sequence; or completion of CH110; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F, W, Sp, Su, Offered as needed
4 Credits

BI233 Human Anatomy and Physiology 3
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 metabolism, body fluids, electrolytes, pH balance, and medical genetics. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher); and completion of BI232 within the last seven years; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F, W, Sp, Su
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: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher); and completion of BI231 within the last seven years; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F, W, Sp, Offered as needed
4 Credits

BI235 Human Dissection
Examines the structure of the human body through cadaver dissection. Provides a review of human anatomy and physiology and trains students in dissection technique and care of preserved tissues. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher); and completion of BI232; and submission of the human dissection class application; and consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) Su
2 Credits