BIO - Biology

BIO 005 BIO 205 Workshop

This workshop is based on the Peer-Led Team Learning model (PLTL) with students working individually and in small groups to learn and exercise problem-solving techniques. Students participate in learning activities led by peer facilitators to further explore topics presented in the lecture course. This workshop is offered each semester.

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Corequisites

BIO 205

BIO 104 Biology of Food

An introduction to the biological, chemical, and physical nature of food. Students will explore food chemistry, diet, human health, and societal issues through readings and lab activities. Three hours of lecture per week.

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BIO 106 Genetics and Society

Survey of the principles and methods of science as applied to the field of Genetics. Current topics pertaining to Biotechnology, Gene editing, Gene Therapy and others will be discussed with an emphasis on their social, ethical, and legal implications. Three hours of lecture per week.

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BIO 107 Plants as Food and Medicine

An introduction to the origin, history, biology, and utilization of plants important in human societies. Worldwide use of plants for food, medicine, spices, fibers, and many other purposes will be explored. Three hours of lecture per week.

3

BIO 203 Human Form and Function

An exploration of how the human body's systems work in coordination with each other and in response to changes in the environment. Three hours of lecture per week.

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BIO 205 Foundations of Biology

Introductory principles of biology, including the nature of scientific inquiry, biochemistry, cell structure and function, genetics, and reproductive physiology. Three hours of lecture per week. Credit for BIO 205 will not be granted to students who have completed BIO 207.

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BIO 207 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology

Introductory principles of biology, including the nature of scientific inquiry, biochemistry and metabolism, macromolecule structure and function, cell structure and function, and molecular genetics. Three hours of lecture per week. Credit for BIO 207 will not be granted to students who have completed BIO 205.

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Corequisites

BIO 277 may be taken concurrently.

BIO 208 Introduction to Evolution and Ecology

This course provides essential background in the fields of Evolution and Ecology. Topics include Mendelian genetics, the interactions among alleles and genes, theory and mechanisms of evolution, population genetics, processes of speciation, phylogeny and classification, dynamics among individuals in populations and communities, the concepts underlying ecosystem functions, and interactions between organisms and their environment.
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Prerequisites

BIO 207, BIO 277

BIO 277 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory

Laboratory investigation into the biochemistry, cellular structure and function, and genetics of cells and living organisms. Three hours of laboratory per week. Fee: $60

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Corequisites

BIO 207

BIO 278 Introduction to Evolution and Ecology Lab

This laboratory emphasizes scientific literacy and scientific inquiry through reading primary literature and performing student-designed research. Fee: $60.

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Prerequisites

BIO 207, BIO 277

Corequisites

BIO 208

BIO 290 Directed Study

Independent study in a specialized field under the direction of a staff member. Maximum of eight credits under the number. Permission of the staff member is required.

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BIO 301 Microbiology

This course examines the cell biology, physiology, and genetics of microorganisms, focusing primarily on microbes that affect human health.  Specific organisms covered include the beneficial organisms that aid in the digestion of food, synthesize vitamins, and protect the body against invasion by harmful microbes. In addition, the course also covers pathogens that cause disease.
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Prerequisites

BIO 206, BIO 276, BIO 207, BIO 277, CHM 207, CHM 277, CHM 208, CHM 278

Corequisites

BIO 361

BIO 302 Ornithology

This is an intensive lecture course investigating the behavior, physiology, evolution, taxonomy, and natural history of birds with an emphasis on species found in the Pacific Northwest. 

3

Prerequisites

BIO 206 or BIO 208

BIO 304 Wetlands Ecology

Explores the biological, chemical, and physical structure of Pacific Northwest wetlands. Species interactions, human impacts to wetlands, wetland disease agents, and the role wetlands play in human health will be considered. Three hours of lecture per week.

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Prerequisites

BIO 206, BIO 207, BIO 276, BIO 277

Corequisites

BIO 374

BIO 305 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1

Anatomy and Physiology 1 is the first of a two course sequence. The course focuses on the structure and function of the human body including cells, tissues and organs of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems. Emphasis is on interrelationships among systems and regulation of physiological functions involved in maintaining homeostasis.
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Prerequisites

No lower than C in BIO 205 or BIO 207

BIO 306 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2

Anatomy and Physiology 2 is the second of a two course sequence. The course focuses on the structure and function of the human body including cells, tissues and organs of the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. Emphasis is on interrelationships among systems and regulation of physiological functions involved in maintaining homeostasis.
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Prerequisites

BIO 305 with a grade of C- or higher

BIO 307 Human Anatomy

Gross anatomy of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems will be covered. Emphasis is on associating function with structure, as well as integrating systems together and examining human anatomy in context. Three hours of lecture per week.

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Prerequisites

BIO 205 or BIO 207

Corequisites

BIO 377 may be taken concurrently.

BIO 308 Human Physiology

This course emphasizes understanding the function of the human body as an integrated set of systems using homeostatic control mechanisms. Three hours of lecture per week.

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Prerequisites

BIO 205 or BIO 207

Corequisites

BIO 378 may be taken concurrently.

BIO 330 Human Genetics

This course examines genetic information storage, transmission and utilization, and the human impact resulting from technological advances in the field. Three hours of lecture per week.

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Prerequisites

BIO 206, BIO 207, CHM 207, CHM 208 or equivalent.

Corequisites

BIO 333

BIO 333 Genetics Laboratory

Overview of laboratory methodology in genetics and its practical application in authentic research projects that are inquiry driven and problem based. Three hours of laboratory per week. Fee: $60

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Corequisites

BIO 330 or BIO 445

BIO 336 Developmental Biology

An exploration of the fundamental cell biology and genetics that dictate embryonic development of all multicellular animals. Major developmental model systems examined include the fruit fly, frog, chicken, and mouse.  Three hours of lecture per week.

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Prerequisites

BIO 206, BIO 207, CHM 207.

Corequisites

BIO 376 may be taken concurrently.

BIO 338 Marine Biology of the Pacific Northwest

Taxonomy, morphology, physiology, and ecology of Northwest marine fauna. Three hours of lecture per week.

3

Prerequisites

BIO 206, BIO 207

Corequisites

BIO 368

BIO 341 The Nature of Plants

An exploration of the major groups of land plants, their diversity, life cycles, morphology, and ecological interactions. Three hours of lecture per week.

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Prerequisites

BIO 206, BIO 207.

Corequisites

BIO 371 may be taken concurrently.

BIO 342 Neurobiology

Course will examine anatomy and physiology of the nervous system with a particular focus on neurons as well as the electrical and chemical signaling used in neural communication. Three hours of lecture per week.

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Prerequisites

BIO 205 or BIO 207, BIO 308

BIO 345 Vertebrate Biology

Natural history of vertebrates including morphology, physiology, evolution, and taxonomy of the vertebrate classes. Three hours of lecture per week.

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Prerequisites

BIO 206

Corequisites

BIO 375 may be taken concurrently.

BIO 347 Animal Behavior

Course will review the history of ethology and behavioral ecology, and examine the behavior of both invertebrate and vertebrate organisms in physiological, ecological, adaptive, and phylogenic contexts. Three hours of lecture per week.

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Prerequisites

BIO 206, BIO 207

BIO 354 Cell and Molecular Biology

The structure and function of cells and their components, including biochemistry and bioenergetics, cell communication, transport, motility, maintenance of the genetic material, and regulation of gene expression with a particular focus on animal cell biology. Three hours of lecture per week.

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Prerequisites

BIO 206, BIO 207, CHM 207, CHM 208 or equivalent.

Corequisites

BIO 372 may be taken concurrently.

BIO 359 Microbiology for Nurses

Structure, physiology, and genetics of cellular microorganisms and viruses, discussed in relation to the pathogenesis, treatment, and prevention of infectious diseases. Three hours of lecture per week.

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Prerequisites

BIO 205 or BIO 207

Corequisites

BIO 379 may be taken concurrently.

BIO 361 Microbiology Lab

The purpose of this course is to search for new antibiotic-producing bacteria through small group research projects. The goal is to isolate and identify bacteria that are producing new antibiotics. The class will discuss and gain hands-on experience with these and other microorganisms. Fee: $60

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Prerequisites

BIO 206/276, BIO 207/277, CHEM 207/277, CHEM 208/278

Corequisites

BIO 301

BIO 362 Ornithology Lab

Identification, taxonomy, and natural history of birds, emphasizing Pacific Northwest species. Field and lab work with two required weekend camping field trips, usually the two weekends after Memorial Day weekend: Fri-Sun to Malheur NWR and Fri-Sat to the Oregon Coast. Fee: $60.

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Prerequisites

BIO 206 or BIO 208

Corequisites

BIO 302

BIO 363 Freshwater Ecology

The physical, chemical, and biological components of freshwater ecosystems. Three hours of lecture per week.

3

Prerequisites

BIO 206

Corequisites

BIO 373

BIO 365 Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab 1

Anatomy and Physiology 1 laboratory is the first of a two course lab sequence. The course focuses on the structure and function of the human body including cells, tissues and organs of integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems. Emphasis is on interrelationships among systems and regulation of physiological functions involved in maintaining homeostasis. Fee: $60.

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Prerequisites

BIO 205 or BIO 207 with a grade of C or higher

BIO 366 Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab 2

Anatomy and Physiology 2 laboratory is the second of a two course sequence. The course focuses on the structure and function of the human body including cells, tissues and organs of the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. Emphasis is on interrelationships among systems and regulation of physiological functions involved in maintaining homeostasis. Fee: $60.

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Prerequisites

BIO 305 with a grade of C- or higher and BIO 365

BIO 368 Marine Biology Laboratory

Laboratory and field experience in the taxonomy, morphology, physiology, and ecology of Northwest marine fauna. Three hours of laboratory per week. Fee: $60.

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Prerequisites

BIO 206

Corequisites

BIO 338

BIO 371 Field Botany

A field and laboratory-based exploration of the vegetative and reproductive structures of plants, with an emphasis on the identification and ecology of plants native to the Pacific Northwest. Three hours of laboratory per week. Fee: $60.

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Corequisites

BIO 341

BIO 372 Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory

An overview of current methodology in cell biology, including microscopy, cell culture, and macromolecular isolation/analysis techniques. Three hours of laboratory per week. Fee: $60.

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Corequisites

BIO 354

BIO 373 Freshwater Ecology Laboratory

Field and laboratory investigation of freshwater ecosystems. Three hours of laboratory per week. Fee: $60.

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Corequisites

BIO 363

BIO 374 Wetlands Ecology Laboratory

Field and laboratory investigation of wetland ecosystems. Students will explore problems facing wetlands, methods for assessing wetland health, and how to apply ecological principles to solve wetland related issues. Three hours of laboratory per week. Fee: $60.

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Prerequisites

BIO 206, BIO 276, BIO 207, BIO 277

Corequisites

BIO 304

BIO 375 Vertebrate Biology Laboratory

Field and laboratory experience in the natural history and taxonomy of vertebrate organisms. Three hours of laboratory per week. Fee: $60.

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Corequisites

BIO 345

BIO 376 Developmental Biology Laboratory

Experimental and microscopic examination of major developmental model systems including chick and fruit fly. May include zebrafish and/or amphibians and invertebrates including sea urchins, flatworms and/or hydra. Three hours of laboratory per week. Fee: $60.

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Corequisites

BIO 336

BIO 377 Anatomy Laboratory

Gross anatomy of the human body will be studied using human bones and cadavers. Three hours of laboratory per week. Fee: $60.

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Corequisites

BIO 307

BIO 378 Physiology Laboratory

Homeostatic control of body systems will be explored using the students' bodies and computer-interfaced physiological recording equipment. Three hours of laboratory per week. Fee: $60.

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Corequisites

BIO 308

BIO 379 Microbiology Lab for Nurses

Laboratory investigation of microorganisms that affect human health, with an emphasis on proper handling of specimens, selective and differential cultivation, laboratory diagnosis, and evaluation of antimicrobial agents. Three hours of laboratory per week, and follow-up at times other than the scheduled lab period. Fee: $60.

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Corequisites

BIO 359

BIO 384 Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems

This course investigates environmental applications of multispectral remote sensing (RS) and geographic information systems (GIS). RS topics include sensor systems, digital image processing, and automated information extraction. GIS topics include spatial database management systems, data analysis, and environmental modeling. Emphasis is placed on biological applications including vegetation mapping, habitat identification and field data mapping.

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Cross Listed Courses

ENV 384, CE 458

BIO 385 Environmental Microbiology

Morphology, physiology, and ecology of microorganisms, emphasizing their role in environmental processes such as nutrient cycling, bioremediation, waste treatment, and food production. Three hours of lecture per week.

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Prerequisites

CHM 207, CHM 208

Cross Listed Courses

ENV 385

BIO 387 Service Learning in Biology

Faculty-directed student outreach experience in community educational institutions. Before enrolling, a student must consult with a faculty member to define the project. May be repeated for credit.

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Prerequisites

BIO 206, BIO 207 or permission of instructor.

BIO 391 Seminar

Credit arranged.
Variable

BIO 392 Seminar

Credit arranged.
Variable

BIO 397 Internship

Field experience in selected industries or agencies. Department permission and supervision is required. Students may receive an IP (In Progress) grade until the completion of their internship. (Graded on a P/NP basis)

Variable

Prerequisites

BIO 206, BIO 207, BIO 276, BIO 277

BIO 400 Immunology

This course examines the principles of innate and adaptive immunity including conserved pathogen recognition systems, generation of antigen receptors through somatic recombination, clonal selection of T and B lymphocytes, and immunological disorders such as immunodeficiency, autoimmunity, allergy, and transplant rejection.
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Prerequisites

BIO 207, BIO 277, CHM 207, CHM 277, CHM 208, CHM 278

BIO 408 Endocrinology

This course provides an introduction to endocrinology, covering the physiologic effects of hormones in health and disease. By the end of the course, students will be able to describe: (1) the structure and function of hormones; (2) the signaling pathways of hormones; (3) the regulatory mechanisms of hormones; and (4) the consequences of disruption of normal levels of hormones. Three hours of lecture per week.

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Prerequisites

BIO 206, BIO 207, BIO 276, BIO 277, BIO 308

BIO 415 Readings in Biology

Seminar on topics in biology, including medicine, ecology, animal behavior, biochemistry, genetics and evolution. One hour of discussion per week.

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Prerequisites

BIO 206, BIO 207, BIO 276, BIO 277 and permission of instructor.

BIO 418 Biology of Exercise

This course examines the mechanisms that underlie physiological changes following acute and chronic exercise and other forms of stress. Emphasis is placed on the interrelationships of the skeletal, muscular, nervous, respiratory, circulatory, endocrine, and digestive systems. Three hours of lecture per week.

Prerequisites

BIO 206, BIO 207, BIO 276, BIO 277, BIO 308

BIO 423 Computational Biology

Algorithmic and analysis techniques for biological data such as DNA, RNA, proteins, and gene expression. Topics include molecular biology, alignment and searching algorithms, sequence evolution algorithms, genetic trees, and analysis of microarray data. This course is interdisciplinary and assumes programming skills.

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Prerequisites

MTH 201, CS 203 with a grade of C- or better, and one of the following: BIO 205, BIO 207, or CS 305 with a grade of C- or better.

Cross Listed Courses

CS 423

BIO 442 Ecology

Principles of ecology including structure and function of ecosystems, ecosystem development, behavioral ecology, and population biology. Three hours of lecture per week.

3

Prerequisites

BIO 206

Corequisites

BIO 472 may be taken concurrently.

BIO 445 Molecular Genetics

Principles of eukaryotic and prokaryotic genetics, including the nature of the genetic material, gene expression and regulation, mutation and repair, and molecular genetics techniques. Three hours of lecture per week.

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Prerequisites

BIO 206, BIO 207, BIO 276, BIO 277, CHM 325

Corequisites

BIO 333 may be taken concurrently.

BIO 447 Cancer Biology

Exploration of the molecular and genetic changes that endow cancer cells with an enhanced ability to proliferate and migrate yields a deeper understanding of the biology of healthy cells and provides a basis for understanding rational approaches to cancer therapy. Three hours of lecture per week.

3

Prerequisites

May include any of the following courses: BIO 330, BIO 336, BIO 354 (preferred), BIO 445, or permission of instructor.

BIO 453 Evolution

Required capstone course for Biology majors.  Includes coverage of sources of genetic variation, speciation, phylogenetic analyses, and extinction.  Three hour of lecture per week.  Students are strongly encouraged to take their cell-mo/genetics lab requirement before they take this course.  Students are required to take the course during the Senior year. Three hours of lecture per week.

3

Prerequisites

BIO 206, BIO 207, BIO 276, BIO 277

BIO 470 Immunology Laboratory

This course uses current techniques in immunology including cell culture, microscopy, ELISA, and flow cytometry to explore the structure, function, and interactions of cells of the innate and adaptive immune system. Fee: $60.

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Prerequisites

BIO 207, BIO 277, CHM 207, CHM 277, CHM 208, CHM 278

BIO 472 Ecology Laboratory

Laboratory and field investigation of community structure, productivity, and population dynamics. Three hours of laboratory per week. Fee: $60.

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Corequisites

BIO 442

BIO 477 Human Anatomy Dissection

Completion of BIO 377 (Human Anatomy Lab) and permission of instructor required. Students engage in independent dissection of human cadavers to gain a more in-depth and comprehensive understanding of the human body. Appropriate techniques are taught to dissect and prepare cadavers as prosections for use in BIO 377. A minimum of 3 hours/week is required. Fee: $60.

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Prerequisites

BIO 377 and permission of instructor.

BIO 493 Research

Faculty-directed student research. Before enrolling, a student must consult with a faculty member to define the project. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $60.

1-3

Prerequisites

BIO 206, BIO 207, BIO 276, BIO 277

BIO 497 Internship

Intensive field experience in selected industries or agencies. Department permission and supervision is required. Students may receive an IP (In Progress) grade until the completion of their internship.

Variable

Prerequisites

BIO 206, BIO 207, BIO 276, BIO 277

BIO 499 Senior Thesis

Research, study, or original work under the direction of a faculty mentor, leading to a scholarly thesis document with a public presentation of results. Requires approval of thesis director, department chair, and the director of the honors program, when appropriate.

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Prerequisites

Senior standing; 3.0 G.P.A. in the thesis area or good standing in the honors program.