BIFS: 2011 Courses

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Course Number
Course Title
Dates
BIO 1100 Bioscience:  Marine Biology Sept. 5-16
BIO 1100 Bioscience:  Biology of Birds June 27 - July 8
BIO 4117 Birds of the Pacific Northwest June 27 - July 8
BIO 4256 Environmental Physiology August 22 - Sept. 2
BIO 4825 Forest Ecology July 11 - July 22
BIO 4810 Marine Ecology June 13 - June 24
BIO / GEO 4950 Introduction to Geographical Information Systems August 7 - 13
PHY 1135 Astronomy July 18- July 30

 

BIO 1100 Biological Science (5 credits)

June 27 - July 8, Ken Cramer  (Biology of Birds)

September 5 -16, Rick Ridgway (Marine Biology)

Course Description: A field-based course designed for non-biology majors, introducing the major themes of modern biology. Each version of this course focuses on a special topic, depending on the instructor and as noted in the course title. This course meets the "Natural Science A" general education requirement at SPU.  The cost for this course will be approximately $3,000, including tuition, room and board, and transportation to Blakely Island from Anacortes, Washington.

BIO 4117 Birds of the Pacific Northwest (5 credits)

June 27 - July 8, Ken Cramer

Course Description:  Prerequisite: BIO 2102. Study of birds of the San Juan Islands and surrounding waters. Class activities include field observations, lectures, library research and laboratory study. Offered alternate years at the Blakely campus. The cost for this course will be approximately $3,000, including tuition, room and board, and transportation to Blakely Island from Anacortes, Washington.

BIO 4256 Environmental Physiology (5 credits)

August 22- September 2, Cara Wall-Scheffler

Course Description:  This course focuses on how individuals respond physiologically to their environment especially to maintain homeostasis and acquire nutrients.  Topics covered will include circadian rhythms and responses to various stressors (e.g., light, heat, salinity, climate change, hyopoxia). Two recurring themes will include discussion of the way in which organisms balance acclimation and adaptation; and the manner in which organisms balance tradeoffs. The cost for this course will be approximately $3,000, including tuition, room and board, and transportation to Blakely Island from Anacortes, Washington.

BIO 4810 Marine Ecology (5 credits)

June 13 - 24, Lindsay Whitlow

Course Description:  Provides a field study of the interrelationships of marine plants and animals within their environment. Laboratory and field work will include the application of ecological techniques to a specific problem and will include the writing of a report describing the results. The cost for this course will be approximately $3,000, including tuition, room and board, and transportation to Blakely Island from Anacortes, Washington.

BIO 4825 Forest Ecology (5 credits)

July 11 - July 22 Eric Long

Course Description:  Examines the organisms that comprise the forest ecosystem and their interaction with the physical environment. Emphasis will be placed on field study of population dynamics, composition and function of the forest community, and the forest as biologically modified habitat.  The cost for this course will be approximately $3,000, including tuition, room and board, and transportation to Blakely Island from Anacortes, Washington.

BIO / GEO 4950 Introduction to Geographical Information Systems (3 credits)

August 7 - August 13 Tim Nelson

Course Description: This course provides an introduction to the use of Geographic Information Systems.  Specifically, the student will learn how to use ArcGIS with prepared data sets, and will create their own GIS database as a term project based on observations on the island.  The cost for this course will be approximately $1,950, including tuition, room and board, and transportation to Blakely Island from Anacortes, Washington.

 

PHY 1135 Astronomy (5 credits)

July 18-30 , John Lindberg

Course Description: This course will begin on the main campus (July 18-22) and move to Blakely Island Field Station for a concentrated period of observation (July 25-30). An integrative general introduction to astronomy, including astronomical observation and measurement, the solar system, extragalactic phenomena, and cosmology; includes the scientific method and world-view implications. This course meets the "Natural Science B" general education requirement at SPU.  The cost for this course will be approximately $3,000, including tuition, room and board while on Blakely Island, and transportation to Blakely Island from Anacortes, Washington.

 

 

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Copyright © January 10, 2011 Timothy A. Nelson - For more information e-mail Tim Nelson (tnelson@spu.edu)