Clackamas Community College

Biology (BI)

BI-101  General Biology; Cellular Biology  
4 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer  

An inquiry-based laboratory course focusing on cellular biology, genetics, epigenetics, biotechnology and natural selection. Class uses student centered activities in a collaborative learning environment to enhance appreciation of the biological world.

Recommended: MTH-060 or MTH-098 or placement in MTH-065; and WRD-098 or placement in WR-121  
BI-102  General Biology; Animal Systems  
4 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer  

An inquiry-based laboratory course focusing on human and animal body systems; including teratogens, Hox genes and hormone mimics in embryonic development. Activities emphasize comparisons across animal phyla to better understand the diversity of life. The class uses student centered activities in a collaborative learning environment to enhance appreciation of the animal kingdom.

Recommended: MTH-060 or MTH-098 or placement in MTH-065; and WRD-098 or placement in WR-121  
BI-103  General Biology; Plants & the Ecosystem  
4 credits, Summer/Fall/Spring  

An inquiry-based laboratory course focusing on plants and the ecosystem; including plant identification, population dynamics, productivity and energy flow. Activities include an integrated approach to understanding environmental issues and the impact of humans on the biosphere. The class uses student centered activities in a collaborative learning environment to enhance appreciation of the biological world.

Recommended: MTH-060 or MTH-098 or placement in MTH-065; and WRD-098 or placement in WR-121  
BI-112  General Biology for Health Sciences  
4 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer  

A one-term preparatory course that introduces the Health Occupations student to the scientific method, molecular and cellular biology, principles of inheritance, natural selection, tissues and organ systems. Topics and skills covered prepare students to enter BI-231, Anatomy & Physiology and BI-234, Introductory Microbiology.

Recommended: MTH-060 or MTH-098 or placement in MTH-065, and WRD-098 or placement in WR-121
Recommended Corequisite: CH-112
  
BI-120  Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology  
4 credits, Fall  

This laboratory course is designed to serve the students in the Career Technical Programs: Medical Assistant and Clinical Laboratory Assistant students as part of their core curriculum. Material covered includes the structure and function of the human body. Basic chemistry and cell structures are covered, as well as the organization of tissues, organs, and organ systems. Correlations can then be made between this material and disease states commonly encountered in the practice of these fields. Animal organ dissection is required.

Corequisites: BI-120L  
BI-160  Bird Identification & Taxonomy  
3 credits, Not Offered Every Year  

Lecture course introducing bird taxonomy, evolution, anatomy and physiology, identification, and behaviors. Identification techniques applied to regional birds through lectures, slides and other activities.

BI-160L  Bird Identification & Taxonomy with Lab  
4 credits, Not Offered Every Year  

Lecture course introducing bird taxonomy, evolution, anatomy and physiology, identification, and behaviors. Identification techniques applied to regional birds through lectures, slides and other activities. Includes field identification of common Oregon birds by sight, sound, and habitat. Field trips required along with online research.

BI-163  Malheur Field Trip  
1 credits, Not Offered Every Year  

Four day field trip. Study of plants, animals, geology, and history of the Northern Basin and Range ecoregion at the Malheur Environmental Field Station in southeast Oregon. Required: Student Petition.

Required: Field trip  
BI-165C  Natural History of the Oregon Coast  
3 credits, Not Offered Every Year  

Explores the natural processes that form our Northwest coastal environment: geologic development, shoreline processes, oceanography, and environmental hazards. Topics include the ecology of marine mammals, birds, estuaries, tidepools, sand dunes, and coastal forests.

BI-165CL  Natural History of the Oregon Coast With Lab  
4 credits, Not Offered Every Year  

Explores the natural processes that form our Northwest coastal environment: geologic development, shoreline processes, oceanography, and environmental hazards. Topics include the ecology of marine mammals and birds, estuaries, tide pools, sand dunes and coastal forests. Lab included with field trips and lab activities.

BI-165D  Natural History of the Western Deserts  
4 credits, Winter  

A lecture and lab course studying plants, animals, geology, ecology and environmental issues of western deserts. This intensive nine-day field course travels through western desert regions. Required: Student Petition.

Prerequisites: WRD-098 or placement in WR-121
Recommended: One term of college-level science
  
BI-175  Integrated Science Inquiry  
4 credits, Fall  

An introductory laboratory course for liberal arts majors emphasizing an evolutionary approach to major topics in science through the use of integrated themes. The themes focus on the scientific discoveries and people that shape our understanding of the world. The course emphasizes an interdisciplinary perspective on science, collaborative scientific investigations and critical thinking. Themes have included: Evolution: the Idea that Shocked the World, the People and Animals of Africa, and the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Recommended: WRD-098 or placement in WR-121  
BI-176  Integrated Science Inquiry  
4 credits, Winter  

An introductory laboratory course for liberal arts majors emphasizing an evolutionary approach to major topics in science through the use of integrated themes. The themes focus on the scientific discoveries and people that shape our understanding of the world. The course emphasizes an interdisciplinary perspective on science, collaborative scientific investigations and critical thinking. Themes have included: Human Evolution, Diseases of Africa, and the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Recommended: WRD-098 or placement in WR-121  
BI-177  Integrated Science Inquiry  
4 credits, Spring  

An introductory laboratory course for liberal arts majors emphasizing an evolutionary approach to major topics in science through the use of integrated themes. The themes focus on the scientific discoveries and people that shape our understanding of the world. The course emphasizes an interdisciplinary perspective on science, collaborative scientific investigations and critical thinking. Themes have included Evolution & Contemporary Issues, Africa, and the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Recommended: WRD-098 or placement in WR-121  
BI-204  Elementary Microbiology  
4 credits, Winter  

A lab class with environmental focus. This class explores microscopic life and its importance in the environment and in industry. We also learn about the causes and implications of waterborne pathogens. Labs will provide practice with aseptic techniques and introduce tools and current methodologies used in the study of microorganisms.

BI-211  General Biology for Science Majors (Cellular Biology)  
5 credits, Fall  

The first term of a three-term laboratory course sequence for science majors and pre-professional students. The course emphasizes cellular biology; including the process of science, cell structure, organization and function, cellular communication, biochemical processes, DNA cell cycle, protein synthesis, biotechnology, genetics, evolution, and an introduction to tissues, organs and organ systems.

Prerequisite or Corequisite: CH-104 or CH-221
Prerequisites: MTH-111 or placement in MTH-112
Recommended: WRD-098 or placement in WR-121
  
BI-212  General Biology for Science Majors (Animal Biology)  
5 credits, Winter  

This course is the second quarter of a three-quarter sequence of a laboratory course for science majors and pre-professional students. It emphasizes an evolutionary approach to animal biology; including animal diversity, development and the effects of Hox genes and hormones, comparisons of animal body systems including human, homeostasis and behavior.

Prerequisite or Corequisite: CH-105 or CH-222  
BI-213  General Biology for Science Majors (Plant Biology & Ecology)  
5 credits, Spring  

This course is the third quarter of a three-quarter sequence of a laboratory course for science majors and pre-professional students. It emphasizes an evolutionary approach to plant biology and ecology; including plant diversity, plant organ systems and their functions, photosynthesis and transpiration, productivity and energy transfer, nutrient cycles, population dynamics, ecosystems and environmental issues.

Prerequisite or Corequisite: CH-105 or CH-222  
BI-231  Human Anatomy & Physiology I  
4 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer  

A lab course designed for students entering the physical education or medically-related fields. Includes body organization, terminology, tissues and systemic study of the integumentary, skeletal and nervous systems. Animal organ dissection required.

Prerequisites: BI-112 (preferred), or BI-101 and BI-102, or BI-211. CH-112 (preferred), or CH-104 and CH-105, or CH-221 and CH-222  
BI-232  Human Anatomy & Physiology II  
4 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer  

Lab course covering structure and function of the muscular, cardiovascular, lymphatic, and respiratory systems. Animal organ dissection required.

Prerequisites: BI-231 with a C or better  
BI-233  Human Anatomy & Physiology III  
4 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer  

Lab course covering neuroendocrine control, digestive, excretory and reproductive systems. Study of fluid, electrolyte and acid-base balance. Animal organ dissection required.

Prerequisites: BI-232 with a C or better  
BI-234  Introductory Microbiology  
4 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

An introductory microbiology lab course required for health science and science majors. Includes characteristics, physiology and growth requirements of microorganisms, interactions between humans and microorganisms, immunology, infection, and principles of microbial control. This course emphasizes critical thinking and analytical skills in a collaborative laboratory environment.

Prerequisites: BI-101, BI-112 or BI-211; and CH-104, CH-112 or CH-221