Biology (BI)

BI100 Survey of Body Systems (Course offered online)

Credits 4Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090, WR090 and MTH020, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels. High-school-level cell biology and chemistry are highly recommended.

This course is an introduction to human anatomy and physiology to fulfill the requirements for Health professional/technical programs, and as a survey for students interested in building a foundation for higher levels of study in anatomy and physiology. Lecture includes a brief study of the structure and function of the 10 major body systems. Laboratory includes a study of the various systems.

Additional Course Fee: $25.00

BI101 General Biology: Introduction to Cellular Biology

Credits 4

Registration Requirement: RD090, WR090 and MTH020, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels. Those students who are considering majors in biology or pre-professional health occupations are advised to eventually take BI211, BI212, BI213.

Adaptations of BI101 vary in theme, but all explore topics in the cellular basis of life, including cell structure and function and the metabolic processes that affect cells. BI101 introduces students to biology as a scientific discipline and engages students in the process of scientific discovery. All BI101 courses are equivalent; only one can be used to fulfill degree requirements. BI101, BI102, and BI103 are non-sequential and can be taken in any order.

Additional Course Fee: $20.00

BI101A General Biology: Survey of Cellular Biology (Course offered online)

Credits 4Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels. Corequisite: MTH058 or MTH060.

Adaptations of BI101 vary in theme. BI101A is a survey course that introduces the discipline of cellular biology, exploring topics including the cellular basis of life, cell structure and function and the metabolic processes that affect cells. BI101 introduces students to biology as a scientific discipline and engages students in the process of scientific discovery. All BI101 courses are equivalent; only one can be used to fulfill degree requirements. BI101, BI102 and BI103 are non-sequential and can be taken in any order. Students considering majors in science or pre-professional health occupations are advised to eventually take BI211, B1212 and BI213.

Additional Course Fee: $20.00

BI101C General Biology: Fermentation Science

Credits 4Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels. Corequisite: MTH058 or MTH060.

Adaptations of BI101 vary in theme. BI101C is a survey course that introduces the discipline of cellular biology, exploring topics including the cellular basis of life, cell structure, function and the metabolic processes that affect cells. This will be accomplished with links and analogies to the fermentation process and industry. BI101C will introduce students to biology as a scientific discipline engages students in the process of scientific discovery through lecture and laboratories that stress the basic steps in brewing and other fermentation processes, while concomitantly teaching the same key biological principles commonly covered by traditional BI101 courses. All BI101 courses are equivalent; only one can be used to fulfill degree requirements. BI101,BI102 and BI103 are non-sequential and can be taken in any order. Students considering majors in science or pre-professional health occupations are advised to eventually take BI211, BI212 and BI213.

Additional Course Fee: $25.00

BI102A General Biology: Survey of Molecular Biology and Genetics (Course offered online)

Credits 4Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels. Corequisite: MTH058 or MTH060.

Adaptations of BI102 vary in theme. BI102A is a survey course that introduces the discipline of molecular biology and genetics, exploring topics including cell division, protein production, inheritance and microevolution. All BI102 courses are equivalent; only one can be used to fulfill degree requirements. BI101, BI102, and BI103 are non-sequential and can be taken in any order. Students considering majors in science or pre-professional health occupations are advised to eventually take BI211, B1212 and BI213.

Additional Course Fee: $20.00

BI103A General Biology: Survey of Ecology and Evolution

Credits 4Summer/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090, WR090 and MTH060, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels. Corequisite: MTH058 or MTH060.

Adaptations of BI103 vary in theme. BI103A is a survey course that explores topics in ecology and evolution, such as the structure, function and evolution of organisms, populations and ecological communities. BI103 introduces students to biology as a scientific discipline and engages students in the process of scientific discovery. All BI103 courses are equivalent; only one can be used to fulfill degree requirements. BI101, BI102 and BI103 are non-sequential and can be taken in any order. Students considering majors in science or pre-professional health occupations are advised to eventually take BI211, BI212 and BI213.

Additional Course Fee: $20.00

BI103B General Biology: Animal Behavior (Course offered online)

Credits 4Summer/Fall/Winter

Registration Requirement: RD090, WR090 and MTH060, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels. Corequisite: MTH058 or MTH060.

BI103B provides students with an introduction to the scientific discipline of animal behavior and engages students in the process of scientific discovery. The course takes a biological perspective to investigate both the proximate and ultimate causes of behavior. Topics include the development of behavior as well how animals solve ecological and evolutionary challenges through behavior. All BI103 courses are equivalent; only one can be used to fulfill degree requirements. BI101, BI102 and BI103 are non-sequential and can be taken in any order. Students considering majors in science or pre-professional health occupations are advised to eventually take BI211, BI212 and BI213.

Additional Course Fee: $20.00

BI103D General Biology: Northwest Forest Ecology

Credits 4Fall

Registration Requirement: RD090, WR090 and MTH060, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels. Corequisite: MTH058 or MTH060.

Adaptations of BI103 vary in theme, but all explore topics in ecology and evolution, while introducing students to biology as a scientific discipline and engaging students in the process of scientific discovery. BI103D provides students with an introduction to the ecology of forests with emphasis on interactions between species within the ecological communities of the Pacific Northwest. All BI103 courses are equivalent; only one can be used to fulfill degree requirements. BI101, BI102 and BI103 are non-sequential and can be taken in any order.

Additional Course Fee: $20.00

BI112 Biology for Health Professions

Credits 5Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090 with a grade "C" or better. Co-requisite: MTH058 or MTH065. CH104 highly recommended.

This course is an introduction to the science of biology for students intending to take Anatomy and Physiology (BI231-233). The physical and chemical concepts as they apply to the study of life are introduced. BI112 lecture includes the principles of the scientific method, basic cell structure and function, respiration, cell division, Mendelian and non-Mendelian genetics and molecular genetics. Laboratory will require group collaboration in hands-on demonstration of the physical, chemical and genetic concepts.

Additional Course Fee: $20.00

BI121 Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology I (Course offered online)

Credits 4Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090 with a grade of "C" or better. Co-requisite of MTH058 or MTH065 or higher placement level. BI112 and CH104 are highly recommended.

This course covers basic human anatomy and physiology: body organization, cell structure and function, tissues and membranes, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous (with special senses) and endocrine systems. BI121 and BI122 must be taken in sequence.

Additional Course Fee: $25.00

BI122 Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology II (Course offered online)

Credits 4Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: BI121 and completion of MTH058 or MTH065 with a grade "C" or higher.

This course is a continuation of BI121. BI122 covers the cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive (with development) systems. Sequential.

Additional Course Fee: $25.00

BI211 Principles of Biology I

Credits 5Fall

Registration Requirement: RD115, WR115 and MTH095, or placement above stated course levels; Recommend co-enrollment or prior completion of a college-level chemistry class, or instructor approval. All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

The Principles of Biology sequence (BI 211, 212 and 213) introduces biology as a scientific discipline for students planning to major in biology or other science disciplines. Laboratories and classroom activities introduce techniques used to study biological processes and provide opportunities for students to develop their ability to conduct research. BI211 focuses on how structure defines function in organisms and the pathways and transformation of energy in living systems.

Additional Course Fee: $20.00

BI212 Principles of Biology II

Credits 5Winter

Registration Requirement: BI211 with a "C" or better. Co-enrollment or prior completion of a college-level chemistry class is recommended.

The Principles of Biology sequence (BI 211, 212 and 213) introduces biology as a scientific discipline for students planning to major in biology and other science disciplines. Laboratories and classroom activities introduce techniques used to study biological processes and provide opportunities for students to develop their ability to conduct research. This course uses genetics as a model system to understand information flow in living organisms.

Additional Course Fee: $20.00

BI213 Principles of Biology III

Credits 5Spring

Registration Requirement: BI212 with a "C" or better. Co-enrollment or prior completion of a college-level chemistry class is recommended.

The Principles of Biology sequence (BI 211, 212 and 213) introduces biology as a scientific discipline for students planning to major in biology and other science disciplines. Laboratories and classroom activities introduce techniques used to study biological processes and provide opportunities for students to develop their ability to conduct research. The course focus of BI213 is on the interactions of living systems and the ecology and evolution of biodiversity.

Additional Course Fee: $20.00

BI231 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (Course offered online)

Credits 4Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090. Currently enrollment in MTH058, MTH065 or placement above that. BI102, BI112, or BI212 and CH104 are highly recommended.

This three-course sequence is designed for the pre-professional student planning a career in medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, nursing (RN) or a related field of healthcare. Mastery of the body's structure and function, as well as the application of this knowledge, is emphasized. BI231 covers cell structure and function, tissues and membranes, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and endocrine systems. Must be taken in sequence; a grade of "C" or better is considered passing.

Additional Course Fee: $25.00

BI232 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (Course offered online)

Credits 4Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: BI231 with a grade of "C" or better and completion of either MTH058 or MTH065.

This is the second course in a sequence designed for the pre-professional student planning a career in medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, nursing (RN) or a related field of healthcare. Mastery of the body's structure and function, as well as the application of this knowledge, is emphasized. BI232 covers the nervous system, special senses, lymphatic/body defenses and cardiovascular systems.

Additional Course Fee: $25.00

BI233 Human Anatomy and Physiology III (Course offered online)

Credits 4Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: BI232 with a grade of "C" or better.

This three-sequence course is designed for the pre-professional student planning a career in medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, nursing (RN) or a related field of health care. Mastery of the body's structure and function, as well as the application of this knowledge, is emphasized. BI233 covers the human respiratory system, urinary system, water and electrolyte balance, digestive system, nutrition and metabolism, reproductive system and human development.

Additional Course Fee: $25.00

BI234 Microbiology

Credits 4Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090, WR090 and MTH020, each with a grade of "C" or better, or placement above stated course levels.

This course serves to provide students with a basic knowledge of microorganisms and their role in the disease process. Emphasis is placed upon bacteria and viruses with some consideration of eukaryotes such as fungi, protozoa, and helminths. Bacterial structure is examined in detail followed by discussion of growth, metabolism and genetics of microorganisms. Application of the role that each of these topics plays in infection and disease is stressed. Concepts related to inhibition of microbial growth and the role of immunity and host defense mechanisms are also discussed including an introduction to major types of anti-microbial chemotherapeutics. The course concludes with discussions of transmissible diseases of concern to the healthcare provider with a heavy emphasis on case-study applications. Laboratory techniques for the study and identification of bacteria utilizing aseptic techniques are also presented.

Additional Course Fee: $35.00

Course fees are subject to change. Additional section fees (web, hybrid, etc.) may apply.

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