Biology Course Descriptions

BI 101
Biology -- 4 Credits


Introduces the properties of life, morphology and physiology of cells, cell chemistry, energy
transformation, and the basic principles of ecology. A laboratory science course designed
for nonbiology majors. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent
placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements:
Science, Math, Computer Science/AAOT, Science, Math, Computer Science/AS, Science,
Math, Computer Science/AAS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AGS, Science, Math,
Computer Science/ASOTB.

BI 102
Biology -- 4 Credits


Presents protein synthesis, cell division, genetics, reproduction and development, and
evolution. Designed as a laboratory science course for nonbiology majors. The second
course of a threecourse sequence. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or
equivalent placement test scores, and BI 101. Audit available. This course fulfills the
following GE requirements: Science, Math, Computer Science/AAOT, Science, Math,
Computer Science/AS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AAS, Science, Math, Computer
Science/AGS, Science, Math, Computer Science/ASOTB.

BI 103
Biology -- 4 Credits


Presents the evolutionary relationships among the kingdoms. Includes a comparison of
biological systems across kingdoms. Designed as a laboratory science course for
nonbiology majors. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement
test scores, and BI 101. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements:
Science, Math, Computer Science/AAOT, Science, Math, Computer Science/AS, Science,
Math, Computer Science/AAS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AGS, Science, Math,
Computer Science/ASOTB.

BI 112
Cell Biology for Health Occupations -- 5 Credits


Includes the study of the scientific method, cellular chemistry, cell structure and function,
principles of inheritance, and laboratory skills. Includes topics and skills required to
continue to Anatomy & Physiology and Microbiology. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115, and
MTH 65 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the
following GE requirements: Science, Math, Computer Science/AAOT, Science, Math,
Computer Science/AS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AAS, Science, Math, Computer
Science/AGS, Science, Math, Computer Science/ASOTB.

BI 142
Habitats: Marine Biology -- 4 Credits


Examines marine environment and the ecology, physiology, and morphology of marine
plants and animals, emphasizing Oregon. Laboratory focuses on identification and
environmental testing. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent
placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements:
Science, Math, Computer Science/AAOT, Science, Math, Computer Science/AS, Science,
Math, Computer Science/AAS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AGS, Science, Math,
Computer Science/ASOTB.

BI 231
Human Anatomy & Physiology I -- 4 Credits


Introduces chemistry, cell, tissues, the integument, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems.
It is the first course of a three-course sequence. Includes lecture discussions
complemented by laboratories involving microscopy, animal dissection, physiological
exercises and computer based exercises. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 65 or
equivalent placement test scores, and BI 112 or (BI 211 and BI 212). Audit available. This
course fulfills the following GE requirements: Science, Math, Computer Science/AAOT,
Science, Math, Computer Science/AS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AAS, Science,
Math, Computer Science/AGS, Science, Math, Computer Science/ASOTB.

BI 232
Human Anatomy & Physiology II -- 4 Credits


Introduces the nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular and immune systems. It is the second
course of a three-course sequence. Includes lecture discussions complemented by
laboratories involving microscopy, animal dissection, physiological exercises and
computer based exercises. Prerequisite: BI 231 with a "C" or better and its prerequisite
requirements. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Science,
Math, Computer Science/AAOT, Science, Math, Computer Science/AS, Science, Math,
Computer Science/AAS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AGS, Science, Math,
Computer Science/ASOTB.


BI 233
Human Anatomy & Physiology III -- 4 Credits


Introduces the respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems, metabolism and
fluid and electrolyte balances; embryology and genetics. It is the third course of a
three-course sequence. This class includes lecture discussions complemented by
laboratories involving microscopy, animal dissection, physiological exercises and
computer based exercises. Prerequisite: BI 232 with a "C" or better and its prerequisite
requirements. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Science,
Math, Computer Science/AAOT, Science, Math, Computer Science/AS, Science, Math,
Computer Science/AAS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AGS, Science, Math,
Computer Science/ASOTB.


BI 234
Microbiology -- 5 Credits


Lecture, recitation, and laboratory cover: bacterial identification, morphology, metabolism
and genetics; bacterial, viral, and parasitic relationships with human health and disease;
and basic immunology. Laboratory stresses aseptic technique, bacterial identification and
physiology using a variety of media, culturing techniques, and staining techniques.
Recommend BI 231. Prerequisites: BI 112 or (BI 211 and BI 212) and their prerequisite
requirements. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Science,
Math, Computer Science/AAOT, Science, Math, Computer Science/AS, Science, Math,
Computer Science/AAS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AGS, Science, Math,
Computer Science/ASOTB.

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