Marine Biology for Science Majors (5)
A study of local marine organisms and the environments in which they live. Laboratory and field work are designed to implement this study. Local field trips are included. BIOL 144 and BIOL 244 are taught concurrently. Prerequisite: BIOL& 211. Student option grading.
Molecular Biology (3)
Provides a basic understanding of the molecular mechanisms that underlie cellular processes, such as gene regulation, the secretory pathway, cell signaling, and the cell cycle. Prerequisite: BIOL& 211 with 2.0 or better. Recommended CHEM& 131. Student option grading.
The Science of Cannabis (3)
Course will investigate the active compounds of cannabis and their various effects on human physiology in contrast with alcohol, nicotine, and morphine. Included are genetics and medical uses of cannabis. Historical perspectives on prohibition/legalization, and modern laws related to testing will be included. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL& 101. Student option grading.
Northwest Flora (5)
Plant classification, field study, and laboratory identification of common Pacific Northwest plant families and investigating the ecology, cultural uses & conservation of plants at the local & global level. Laboratory. Student option grading.
BIOLOGY & 232
Human Physiology (5)
A systems approach to the study of the functions of the human body. Includes the nervous, muscular, circulatory, endocrine, respiratory, digestive and urogenital systems. Laboratory class. Prerequisite: BIOL& 211 and BIOL& 231 or permission. Student option grading.
Biology and Society (5)
This non-majors lab course examines the basic biological principles that underlie many of the issues facing our society. Among the topics addressed will be human impact on the environment and biodiversity, genetically modified organisms, gene therapy, stem cells, evolution and natural selection. Student option grading.
BIOLOGY & 241
Human Anatomy & Physiology I (5)
The first of a two-quarter sequence of human anatomy and physiology intended for students pursuing careers in allied health fields. The course covers histology and the structure and function of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems and the special senses. Laboratory includes dissection of animal specimens. Prerequisite: BIOL& 211 with 2.0 or better. Student option grading.
Molecular and BiochemicalTechniques in Forensics (1)
Overview of the techniques used to analyze DNA and chemical crime scene evidence. Students will gain laboratory experience in the isolation and analysis of proteins and DNA from tissue samples using techniques such as PCR, gel electrophoresis, UV spectrophotometry, and chromatography. Student option grading.
Recombinant DNA Techniques (6)
Basic course in the theory and concepts of recombinant DNA techniques. Course will focus on the methods of gene cloning with viral and plasmid vectors, growth and maintenance of E. coli, extraction and purification of DNA, polymerase chain reaction, and protein expression. The lab will focus on ‘hands on’ techniques. Prerequisite: BIOL 270 with 1.8 or better or permission. Student option grading.
Courses Biology BIOLOGY 090 Biology Special Lab (3) This class is an opportunity for tutorial instruction for students in biological subject matter areas where assistance may be needed. No