2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Biology I

Winter quarter

Faculty: Jennifer Calkins Biology, Animal Studies, Literature

Fields of Study: biology

Winter: CRN (Credit) Level 20273 (6)  

Credits: 6(W)

Class Standing: Freshmen - Senior

Offered During: Weekend


This is the first of a two-quarter sequence in general biology that will introduce students to the study of biology using evolution as a theme.  During the winter quarter we will explore the fundamental ideas of evolutionary biology and go on to investigate the structure and function of life from cellular to multicellular organisms.  We will also examine theories on the origin of life and begin to investigate the pattern of life’s evolution since its origin.

The course will be shaped around four components:  lecture, discussions, hands-on investigations (in the lab and in the field) and online conversations.  Although students will need to recognize the importance of some specific details in the study of biology, the emphasis will be on conceptual understanding.  Students will be asked to complete assignments that incorporate this conceptual understanding with their own specific interests and passions in biology.

Maximum Enrollment: 24

Advertised Schedule: 10a-4:30p Sat

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: Enhanced Online Learning

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