Biology

Classes

BIOL& 100L : Survey of Biology

Introduction to the structural and functional characteristics of life. Surveys the evolutionary, ecological, cellular, and genetic biology of living organisms. This class will include students from multiple sections. (NS)

Credits

5

BIOL& 221L : Ecology and Evolution

First course in the three-quarter sequence of introductory biology for science students. An introduction to evolutionary and ecological processes involved in the generation of our planet’s biodiversity, including a review of patterns and processes that influence the origin, evolution, distribution, and abundance of living things. (NS)

Credits

5

BIOL& 222L : Molecular & Cellular Biology

Second course in the three-quarter sequence of introductory biology for science students. Introduction to structure and function of biomolecules, cells, and membranes; photosynthesis and respiration; molecular origin of life; phylogenetic and metabolic diversity of prokaryotes; and molecular genetics and genomics. (NS)

Credits

5

BIOL& 223L : Organismal Biology

Third course in the three-quarter sequence of introductory biology for science students. Introduction to the study of the structure and function of plants and animals and how they cope with varying environmental conditions. (NS)

Credits

5

BIOL& 241L : Human Anatomy & Physiology I

Structure and function of the human body. Homeostasis; tissues; integumentary, skeletal, nervous, and muscular systems. This class will include students from multiple sections. (NS)

Credits

5

BIOL& 242L : Human Anatomy & Physiology II

Cardiovascular system; lymphatic system; immunology; respiratory system; digestive system; metabolism; urinary system; endocrine system; reproductive system; and genetics. This class will include students from multiple sections. (E)

Credits

5

BIOL& 260L : Microbiology

Introduction to bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms. Includes microbial structure, metabolism, genetics, ecology, technological applications, microbial diseases of humans, immunology, public health, and medical control strategies. (NS)

Credits

5

BIOL150L : Introduction to Marine Biology

Hands-on approach utilizing facilities at local marine laboratory, field trips, and group projects to learn biological concepts relevant to marine biology. Emphasis on local organisms and ecology. This class will include students from multiple sections. (NS)

Credits

5

BIOL 160L : General Biology with Lab, Cell Biology Emphasis

BIOL& 160L includes process of science, overview of central ideas of biology (unity, diversity, interdependence, evolution), basic chemistry concepts, biomolecules, cell structure, cell physiology (including enzyme function, energetics, synthesis of DNA, RNA and protein), cell reproduction, introduction to genetics. (NS)

Credits

5

BIOL161L : General Biology I

First course in the two-quarter sequence of introductory biology for forestry students. Topics include cell structure and function, cellular energy metabolism, photosynthesis, genetics, and various facets of zoology, including anatomy and physiology, physiological ecology, and development. Current research will be used to illustrate the scientific and social importance of these topics. (NS)

Credits

5

BIOL162L : General Biology II

Second course in the two-quarter sequence of introductory biology for forestry students. Topics include plant growth and survival, photosynthesis, and plant/ environmental interactions, evolution and diversity of living plants and animals, fundamentals of ecology, and conservation biology. Current research will be used to illustrate the scientific and social importance of these topics. (NS)

Credits

5

BIOL 265 : Special Topics in Biology

This course fulfills the missing credit from transferring semester credits to quarter credits for prerequisite coursework for the Nursing DTA only.

Credits

1 - 3

BIOL 281L : Ecology

Introduction to the study of organismal-environmental relationships in marine, freshwater, and terrestrial habitats. Includes aspects of physiology, behavior, genetics, biochemistry, geology, atmospheric science, and hydrology. (E)

Credits

5

BIOL282L : Tropical Ecology Research

Introduction to the study of organismal-environmental relationships in tropical terrestrial habitats through a group research project and individual research projects. Soil structure and nutrients, microbial communities, forest analysis, and leaf-litter arthropod and amphibian surveys are conducted. Each student will prepare and deliver several natural history presentations and a written or verbal final report of findings. (NS)

Credits

5

BIOL 283 : Native Plant Propagation: Fall

Learn how to propagate native plants for local restoration projects. Through hands on training, students will propagate native plants from seed and live cuttings. Plants produced for this class will be used for various revegetation projects in the Olympic National Park and other Olympic Peninsula restoration projects. The fall session will focus on seed ecology, seed collection, seed cleaning and methods for breaking seed dormancies.

Credits

2 - 3

BIOL 284 : Native Plant Propagation: Winter

Learn how to propagate native plants for local restoration projects. Through hands on training, students will propagate native plants from seed and live cuttings. Plants produced for this class will be used for various revegetation projects in the Olympic National Park and other Olympic Peninsula restoration projects. The winter session will focus on softwood cutting propagation, live-staking, seed germination and establishment in a greenhouse and propagation planning for restoration projects.

Credits

2 - 3

BIOL 285 : Native Plant Propagation: Spring

Learn how to propagate native plants for local restoration projects. Through hands on training, students will propagate native plants from seed and live cuttings. Plants produced for this class will be used for various revegetation projects in the Olympic National Park and other Olympic Peninsula restoration projects.

Credits

2 - 3

BIOL 286 : Elwha Restoration Research

Elwha Ecosystem Restoration, the second largest restoration project ever undertaken by the National Park Service, presents unique opportunities to learn about forest development and restoration assessment techniques in the Pacific Northwest. Olympic National Park implemented an unprecedented revegetation program in conjunction with dam removal, planting over 300,000 trees and shrubs to accelerate forest development in the former reservoirs. Understanding how planting efforts influence forest succession is critical to future dam removal and other salmon restoration projects. Learn how to conduct scientific surveys of restoration sites, identify native and non-native trees and shrubs in the winter, organize and manage data and identify factors driving forest development.

Credits

3

BIOL 290-294 : Undergraduate Research in Biology

Students serve as active members on research teams working to advance knowledge in biological science. Dependent upon the project, students will participate in hypothesis formation, experimental design, data collection, analysis, and determination of conclusions. (E)

Credits

1 - 5