BI - Biology

BI101/102/103 General Biology

4 credits (3 lec, 3 lab hrs/wk) This three-term sequence course satisfies the science requirement for non-biological science, pre-professional students. Surveys biological principles applied to plants and animals from cellular level to ecological level of organization. General Biology attempts to convey to the student an appreciation of the most important aspects of life on earth.

BI140 Practical Ecology

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) An introduction to the basic concepts of ecology, using examples from the ecology of the local area, with a consideration of impacts made by different types of land-use.

BI142 Habitats: Marine Biology

4 credits (3 lec, 3 lab hrs/wk) Examines the marine environment and the ecology, physiology,  and morphology of marine plants and animals, emphasizing Oregon. Laboratory focuses on environmental testing and identification. Prerequisites: WR0525 and MTH70 with a 'C' or better.

BI149 Introduction to Human Genetics

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) Covers the basic concepts of genetics as they have developed since the nineteenth century. Discusses current techniques that are being developed and applied to problems of inheritance patterns, genetic disorders, and genetic therapy. Behavior and population genetics are included. Prerequisites: WR0525 and MTH70 with a 'C' or better.

BI198/298 Independent Study in Biology

3 credits (hrs to be arranged) Prerequisite: Instructor consent.

BI199 Marine Habitats of the Oregon Coast

1 credits/term (2 lec/lab hrs/wk) This course provides an introduction to marine habitats, the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, and the field of study for marine biology majors or other  interested students.  The class is designed for marine biology, biology or environmental studies/science freshman or sophomores, or others thinking of spending a term at OIMB.  Low tide field trips to study animals and plants in their habitats.  An introduction to courses and research conducted at OIMB is provided.  Prerequisites: WR0525 and MTH70 with a 'C' or better.

BI201/202/203 Introductory Biology

4 credits (3 lec, 3 lab hrs/wk) For biological science majors in programs which will require students to complete a series in introductory biology. Comprehensive study of the life sciences, including analytical techniques used in order to perform proper inquiries. Prerequisite: High school chemistry or one college-level chemistry course within last five years.

BI201 - Includes a review of inorganic, organic, and biochemistry as well as cellular biology and genetics.

BI202 - Includes evolution, a survey of the diversity of organisms, and plant function.

BI203 - Includes the anatomy, physiology, and behavior of the members of the animal kingdom (with emphasis on the vertebrates) and how all organisms interact (ecology).

BI231 Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4 credits (3 lec, 3 lab hrs/wk) The curriculum for the first term of Human Anatomy and Physiology will include the study of body organization, tissues, and a study of the integumentary, skeletal and muscular systems. The course will include the study of molecules, cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems in humans. Some pathological conditions will be covered. Prerequisite: One course from BI101, BI201, CHEM110, or CHEM223 with a 'C' or better in the last five years.

BI232 Human Anatomy and Physiology II

4 credits (3 lec, 3 lab hrs/wk) The curriculum of the second term of Human Anatomy and Physiology will include the study of the nervous system, including nervous tissue; the spinal cord and spinal nerves; the brain and cranial nerves; sensory, and motor, and integrative nervous systems; the special senses, and the autonomic nervous system; the endocrine system, with emphasis on hormone activity, the major hormones of each gland, hormones involved in growth and the stress response; the cardiovascular system, including blood, the heart, blood vessels, and hemodynamics. Prerequisite: BI231 with a 'C' or better.

BI233 Human Anatomy and Physiology III

4 credits (3 lec, 3 lab hrs/wk) The curriculum of the third term of Human Anatomy and Physiology will include the study of the structure and function of the respiratory system; digestive system; metabolism; urinary system; fluid, electrolyte, and acid base balance; the reproductive system; and human development and inheritance. Prerequisite: BI232 with a 'C' or better.

BI234 Microbiology

4 credits (3 lec, 3 lab hrs/wk) Microbiology principles applied to health related fields. Includes characteristics, physiology, and growth requirements of microorganisms, sterilization principles, infection, and immunity. Pathogenic microbes, infections, and host resistance will be a major consideration. Prerequisite: One course from BI101, BI201, CHEM110 or CHEM223 with a 'C' or better in the last five years.

BI280 Field Experience
1-6 credits (3-18 lab hrs/wk)
Practical work site exposure to applied science, which provides students an opportunity to explore potential career paths in science while gaining practical experience in applying classroom science theory. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Concurrent: BA0771.



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