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Classes

Course Name Credits Description
BI 101 Biology 4

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 non-biology majors. Prerequisites: MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Prerequisite/concurrent: WR 121. Audit available.

BI 102 Biology 4

Presents protein synthesis, cell division, genetics, reproduction and development, and evolution. Designed as a laboratory science course for non-biology majors. The second course of a three-course sequence. Prerequisites: BI 101. Audit available.

BI 103 Biology 4

Presents the evolutionary relationships among the kingdoms. Includes a comparison of biological systems across kingdoms. Designed as a laboratory science course for non-biology majors. Prerequisites: BI 101. Audit available.

BI 112 Cell Biology for Health Occupations 5

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: MTH 65 or equivalent placement test scores. Prerequisite/concurrent: WR 121. Audit available.

BI 121 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4

Surveys anatomical terminology, basic chemistry, cell structure and function, tissues, and the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous. Involves lecture discussions complemented by physiological laboratory exercises, dissections, microscopy, and multimedia. Prerequisite: MTH 60 or equivalent placement test scores. Prerequisite/concurrent: WR 121. Audit available.

BI 122 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4

Surveys the endocrine, lymphatic, cardiovascular, digestive, respiratory, reproductive, urinary, and some coverage of human development, human genetics, and immunology. Lecture discussions are complemented by laboratories which include physiological exercises, dissections, microscopy, and multimedia. Prerequisites: BI 121. Audit available.

BI 141 Habitats: Life of the Forest 4

Examines structure and function of Eastside and Westside Oregon forest ecosystems. Covers distribution and interactions of plants, animals, microorganisms, climate and basic geology. Laboratory emphasizes identification and environmental testing. Prerequisites: MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Prerequisite/concurrent: WR 121. Audit available.

BI 142 Habitats: Marine Biology 4

Examines marine environment and the ecology, physiology, and morphology of marine plants and animals, emphasizing Oregon habitats. Laboratory focuses on identification and environmental testing. Prerequisites: MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Prerequisite/concurrent: WR 121. Audit available.

BI 143 Habitats: Fresh Water Biology 4

Covers environments of freshwater streams, lakes, and marshes, emphasizing their organisms, as well as the biological interactions, nutrient cycles, and effects of physical and chemical factors on those organisms. Explores ecological factors of freshwater environments and the effects of human activities on them. Prerequisites: MTH 60 or equivalent placement test scores. Prerequisite/concurrent: WR 121. Audit available.

BI 145 Introduction to Fish & Wildlife Conservation and Management 4

Covers the basic elements of wildlife population dynamics, biodiversity, the importance of habitat, legal and social aspects of wildlife management, human impacts on wildlife, and some management techniques. Includes wildlife examples from Oregon. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores.

BI 211 Principles of Biology 5

Includes introduction to science, biochemistry, metabolism, the cell, molecular biology, and reproduction. The first course of a three-course sequence for students majoring in biology and the sciences, including pre-medical, pre-dental, chiropractic, pharmacy, and related fields. Recommended: High school biology and chemistry within the past seven years. Prerequisites: MTH 95 or higher or equivalent placement test scores. Prerequisite/concurrent: WR 121; CH 100 or higher, or instructor permission. Audit available.

BI 212 Principles of Biology 5

Includes inheritance, the genetic code, modern and classical genetics, evolution, diversity, and systematics. May include some dissection of plants and animals. The second course in a three course sequence for students majoring in biology and the sciences, including pre-medical, pre-dental, chiropractic, pharmacy, and related fields. Prerequisite: BI 211 and its prerequisite requirements. Audit available.

BI 213 Principles of Biology 5

Includes plant and animal anatomy and physiology, and individual, population, community and ecosystem ecology. The third course of a three-course sequence for students majoring in biology and the sciences, including pre-medical, pre-dental, chiropractic, pharmacy, and related fields. Prerequisite: BI 212 and its prerequisite requirements. Audit available.

BI 231 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4

First course of a three-course sequence. Introduces body systems, homeostasis, tissues, integument, skeletal and muscular systems. Includes related laboratories which integrate appropriate lab equipment and procedures: microscopes, dissection, and others as determined by the department and instructor. Prerequisites: BI 112 or BI 211. Audit available.

BI 232 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4

Second course of a three-course sequence. Introduces nervous, cardiovascular, lymphatic and immune systems. Includes related laboratories which integrate appropriate lab equipment and procedures: microscopes, dissection, and others as determined by the department and instructor.Prerequisites: BI 231 with a “C” or better. Audit available.

BI 233 Human Anatomy & Physiology III 4

Third course of a three-course sequence. Introduces the respiratory, digestive, endocrine, urinary and reproductive systems. Includes related laboratories which integrate appropriate lab equipment and procedures: microscopes, dissection, and others as determined by the department and instructor.Prerequisites: BI 232 with a “C” or better. Audit available.

BI 234 Microbiology 5

Introduces microbial taxonomy, identification, morphology, metabolism and genetics. Explores bacterial, viral, and parasitic relationships with human health and disease. Laboratory stresses aseptic technique, bacterial identification and physiology using a variety of media, culturing techniques, and staining techniques. Prerequisites: BI 112 or BI 211. Audit available.

Faculty and Staff

Namesort icon Title Email Phone
Dan Ropek Dan Ropek
Biology Instructor
Department chair
dropek@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6173
Emilie Miller Emilie Miller Biology Instructor emiller@cgcc.edu
Dr. Kevin McCabe Kevin McCabe Biology Instructor kmccabe@cgcc.edu
Julie (Jules) Burton Julie (Jules) Burton Environmental Science Instructor jburton@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6000, ext. 7163