Biological Sciences

BIOL-130: General Ecology, Credits = 5
This lab science course studies the interrelationships of organisms with their environment. This course is intended for either science or non-science majors in fulfillment of the general education lab science requirements. Through an understanding of general ecological principles contemporary problems such as pollution, endangered species, energy shortages, and over-population are addressed. Field trips and lab exercises support lecture discussions. Formerly BIO 130. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or grade of C or higher in ENGL 087; or permission of the Science Division Chair or designee. Recommended: READ 088 or higher.

BIOL-150: Applied Equine Biology, Credits = 3
This non-lab course is focused on the structure and function of the horse and is intended for students in the farrier program or other interested students. Topics include units on the skeletal, muscular, digestive, and reproductive systems of the horse as well as nutrition, health care, emergency aid, and disease prevention. Formerly BIOL 170. Recommended: READ 088 or higher.

BIOL-180: Introduction to Conservation, Credits = 5
This is an introductory, non-lab science course designed for interested students in fulfillment o f the general education non-lab science requirements. Topics include: the history, philosophical paradigms, central concepts, techniques, and challenges of conserving major natural resources in varied social, economic, and political contexts. A brief introduction of ecology and environmental biology will serve as the foundation for discussion of conservation concepts. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or grade of C or higher in ENGL 087. Recommended: READ 088 or higher.

BIOL-199: Special Topics, Credits = 1 - 5
Special Topics in biology is a variable credit class to allow students to have the opportunity to engage in independent research or explore special interests and topics.

BIOL-205: Introduction to Animal Behavior, Credits = 5
This lab science course will study the behavior and social organization of a variety of animal groups ranging from insects to primates and is intended for the interested student in fulfillment of the general education lab science requirements. Topics include the analysis of general principles of behavior modes and observation of animal behavior in the field and laboratory. Prerequisites: Appropriate placement score or grade of C or higher in ENGL 087; or permission of the Science Division Chair or designee. Recommended: READ 088 or higher.

BIOL-221: Systematic Botany (Plant Identification), Credits = 5
This course is an introduction to plant identification with emphasis on plants native to Eastern Washington. It is intended for either science or non-science majors in fulfillment of the general education lab science requirements. Topics will include: techniques of collection, preservation, mounting, and flora identification through use of plant identification keys. This course will provide an introduction to basic botany principles related to the structure and function of a typical flowering plant. Formerly BIO 221. Prerequisite: BIOL& 100 or 211, or AGPR 113, 114 or AGRI 215. Recommended: READ 088 or higher.

BIOL-265: Introduction to Immunology, Credits = 2
This non-lab course is an introduction to innate and acquired immunity, with particular focus on the essential concepts of the development, applications, and disorders of the specific immune system. It is intended for interested students and can be used in fulfillment of general science requirements. Topics include: antibody mediated immunity, cell mediated immunity, vaccination, immune deficiency diseases, autoimmunity, and allergy. Formerly BIO 265. Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in BIOL& 260 or BIOL& 252, or concurrent enrollment in the WWCC Nursing Program.