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BI060 Basic Science for Dental Assistants
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: Ecology and Diversity
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: Cell Biology, Genetics, and Evolution
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: Plant/Animal Structure and Function
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. Sp, Offered 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, Offered summer as needed
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 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: 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
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
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
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 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: 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 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, 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 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 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

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: BI232 with a grade of C or better; submission of the human dissection class application; and consent of instructor. Su
2 Credits