Biology (BIOL)

BIOL 98A  Research Experience in International Natural History  (3-4 Units)  

This study abroad course offers students the opportunity to travel, and to learn about and experience first-hand biological research. The experience is designed to extend beyond the natural environment and the local geography by including the history and the culture of the trip destination(s). Pre-trip preparation may include lectures as well as reading and/or writing assignments. Participation in the travel portion of the course is mandatory. No 16-18 lecture hours plus 96-162 hours laboratory. Grade option. Trips vary in length from 9-13 days.

Lecture Hours: 18.00; Lab Hours: 162.00

Transfer: Not transferable

BIOL 98B  Reserch Concepts in International Natural History  (4.0 Units)  

This study abroad course offers students the opportunity to travel, and to learn about and conceptualize biological research first-hand. The experience is designed to extend beyond the natural environment and the local geography by including the history and the culture of the trip destination(s). Pre-trip preparation may include lectures as well as reading and/or writing assignments. Participation in the travel portion of the course is mandatory. No 16-18 lecture hours plus 144-162 hours laboratory. Grade or Pass/No Pass. Trips vary in length from 14-18 days.

Lecture Hours: 18.00; Lab Hours: 162.00

Transfer: Not transferable

BIOL 98C  Research in International Natural History  (5.0 Units)  

This study abroad course offers students the opportunity to travel, and to learn about and conduct first-hand biological research. The experience is designed to extend beyond the natural environment and the local geography by including the history and the culture of the trip destination(s). Pre-trip preparation may include lectures as well as reading and/or writing assignments. Participation in the travel portion of the course is mandatory. No 16-18 lecture hours plus 192-216 hours laboratory. Grade or Pass/No Pass. Trips vary in length from 19-25 days

Lecture Hours: 18.00; Lab Hours: 216.00

Transfer: Not transferable

BIOL 100  General Biology  (4.0 Units)  

This is an introductory course with emphasis on the scientific method, analysis of scientific data, metric system, current biological problems, cellular biology, genetics and heredity, classification and systematics, evolution, ecology, behavior, and environmental issues. The laboratory will include a survey of the morphological characteristics of various organisms on this planet. (UC credit limitation)

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

BIOL 107  Introduction to Human Biology  (4.0 Units)  

An introduction to biological principles with a human perspective. Emphasis on cellular structure and function, organ systems, the concept of homeostasis, adaptation, cellular and population genetics, and the interaction of the human species with the ecosystem.

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

BIOL 110  Introduction to Human Nutrition  (3.0 Units)  

Introduction to the medical aspects of nutrition, intended for students pursuing a career in health care. Biological function and chemical classification of nutrients. Nutritional needs throughout the lifespan. Effects of nutritional deficiencies and excesses. Recommended nutrient intakes and the role of diet in the development of chronic disease.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

BIOL 118  Principles of Heredity  (4.0 Units)  

A survey of Mendelian inheritance, quantitative traits, and population genetics. Also includes sections on DNA technology, immune genetics, and genetics of cancer. This course places special emphasis on human inheritance and family pedigree analysis, and will stress development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

BIOL 138  Coop Ed Biology  (1-8 Units)  

This course is designed for students who are cross-training at their current worksite for upward mobility or possible career changes, as well as those looking for entry-level occupational training through work-based learning experiences. Students must have a co-op approved worksite to enroll in this class and establish new learning objectives.

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

BIOL 145  Forensic Pathology  (3.0 Units)  

The scientific techniques used in forensic pathology investigations of regional injuries and death including firearm, transportation and physical injuries, trauma and disease, child abuse, sexual assaults, diagnosis of rape, pregnancy, abortion and delivery, infanticide, asphyxial and drug deaths. The course will cover forensic medical evidence and records for the court.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

BIOL 149  Independent Study  (3.0 Units)  

Assigned projects involving research, laboratory work, or directed study for selected students who are interested in furthering their knowledge of anatomy and physiology on an independent study basis. For each unit earned, students are required to devote three hours per week throughout the semester. Enrollment limited to those who meet independent study criteria. Prior to registration, a contract must be prepared. See instructor for details.

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

BIOL 200  Botany: Plant Diversity and Ecology  (4.0 Units)  

This course is intended for majors and covers comparative diversity, structure, and function of plant, fungal, and protistan phyla. Topics include development, morphology and physiology, taxonomy and systematics. Principles of population and community ecology and ecosystem interactions are emphasized.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 105 MATH 105H MATH 120 MATH 120H or MATH 120S Minimum grade C

Recommended Preparation: BIOL 201 and ENGL 101.0

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

BIOL 201  Biology of Cells  (5.0 Units)  

This rigorous course will provide students with a comprehensive introduction to biological principles at the cellular and molecular level. Emphasis will be placed on the scientific method, molecular biology, biochemistry, structure and function of cells, cellular reproduction and Mendelian and molecular genetics. This course is designed for pre-professional and biology majors, but is open to all students.

Prerequisite(s): (MATH 105 or higher Minimum grade C) and (CHEM 201 Minimum grade C)

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 108.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

BIOL 202  Biology of Organisms  (5.0 Units)  

This course provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the diversity of biological organisms. Emphasis is placed on the origin of life, evolutionary relationships among groups of organisms and the basic anatomy and physiology of the major groups of living organisms and an introduction to the principles of ecology. Biology majors should also take Biology 201.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 90 or Higher; Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 108.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

BIOL 203  Population and Environmental Biology  (4.0 Units)  

An introduction to the structure and organization of populations, communities, and ecosystems. Emphasis will be on demography, population growth, life history traits, extinction, species interactions, ecosystem dynamics, and evolution, as well as selected current environmental issues. Students will participate in field laboratories, use simple statistics to analyze data, and compose scientific papers. This course is designed for biological science majors but is open to all students.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 90; Minimum grade C;

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

BIOL 211  Human Anatomy  (5.0 Units)  

An introduction to the gross and microscopic anatomy of the human body. Lab includes dissection of a cat, sheep eye, kidney, heart, and larynx with demonstrations on anatomical models and including demonstration on human cadavers when available. Lecture covers cells, tissues, organs, and the major human systems such as the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, and reproductive.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 107 or BIOL 201 minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 108.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

BIOL 213  Sexually Transmitted Diseases  (3.0 Units)  

The pathogenesis, treatment and diagnosis of the prominent sexually transmitted diseases. Impact of current biotechnology in relation to vaccine development, experimental treatments, and improved diagnostics and screening.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

BIOL 215  Human Gross Anatomy  (4.0 Units)  

An advanced anatomy class that utilizes a regional approach to the study of the thorax, abdomen, and pelvis. Lecture will include medical/clinical applications and case studies on these regions. Laboratory includes hands on group dissection of these regions on a whole cadaver; as well as work on high-level anatomy software.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 211; Minimum grade C;

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

BIOL 221  General Microbiology  (5.0 Units)  

Introduction to microbiology with emphasis on: morphology, reproduction, growth, metabolishm, genetics and taxonomy of micro organisms; methods of biotechnology applicable to microbiology; and the role of micro organisms in infectious disease, methods of control of the disease, and the immune response of the host.

Prerequisite(s): Take BIOL 100, BIOL 107 or BIOL 201 and CHEM 100 or CHEM 201; Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 108.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

BIOL 231  Human Physiology  (5.0 Units)  

Study of the physiological principles, function, integration and homeostasis of the human body at the cellular, tissue, organ, organ system and organism level: integumentary system, bone, skeletal, smooth and cardiac muscles, nervous system, sensory organs, cardiovascular system, lymphatic and immune systems, respiratory system, urinary system, digestive system, endocrine system, and reproductive system. This course is primarily intended for Nursing, Allied Health, Kinesiology, and other health related majors.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 100, BIOL 107 or BIOL 201 and BIOL 211 and CHEM 100 OR CHEM 201; Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 108.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

BIOL 232  Human Physiology  (4.0 Units)  

Study of the physiological principles, function, integration and homeostasis of the human body at the cellular, tissue, organ, organ system and organism level: integumentary system, bone, skeletal, smooth and cardiac muscles, nervous system, sensory organs, cardiovascular system, lymphatic and immune systems, respiratory system, urinary system, digestive system, endocrine system, and reproductive system. This course is primarily intended for Nursing, Allied Health, Kinesiology and other health related major.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 100, BIOL 107 or BIOL 201; and BIOL 211; and CHEM 100 or CHEM 201; Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

BIOL 233  Pathophysiology  (3.0 Units)  

This introductory pathophysiology course uses a conceptual approach to introduce pathological mechanisms of altered human states of physiology. Topics include etiology, cellular metabolism, tissue perfusion, tissue alterations, functional changes and age-related differences when applicable. Specific disease processes are discussed to demonstrate application of the mechanisms.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 231; Minimum grade C;

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

BIOL 250A  Ecosystem Field Biology  (3.0 Units)  

Students will learn research techniques hands-on, from basic specimen collecting, species identification, and data gathering in the field to data analysis and sicentific writing and will apply these in biodiversity surveys of terrestiral or aquatic habitats or both. This course is intended for biology majors but is open to all students. Non-majors who wish to participate with less rigorous course requirements may wish to enroll in BIOL 98, Comparative Natural History Studies, which is offered concurrently.

Prerequisite(s): Take BIOL 100 or BIOL H100

Lecture Hours: 18.00; Lab Hours: 108.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

BIOL 295A  Biological Research I  (4.0 Units)  

Students who would like to explore biological research for the first time will experience basic research techniques using the scientific method. During this course, the essential elements of research will be stressed, such as literature review, writing a research proposal and conducting an experiment. Undergraduate research helps students develop valuable skills, and provides an opportunity to apply scientific knowledge in the context of "real world" problems.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 100 BIOL 107 or BIOL 201; Minimum grade C

Recommended Preparation: MATH 90

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

BIOL 295BH  Biological Research II - Experimental Design  (4.0 Units)  

Students who would like to further explore biological research will use various research techniques following the scientific method. During this course, many essential elements of research will be stressed, such as literature review, writing a research proposal and conducting an experiment. Undergraduate research helps students develop valuable skills, and provides an opportunity to apply scientific knowledge in the context of "real world" problems.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 100, BIOL 107 or BIOL 201; Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

BIOL 295CH  Biological Research III - Research Design & Analysis  (4.0 Units)  

Construction of basic experimental designs based upon literature and data analyses. Students develop and participate in experimental designs of selected research projects including measurements, statistical analyses, and interpretation of data. Special emphasis will be placed on the development of laboratory skills.

Prerequisite(s): Take BIOL 100 BIOL 107 or BIOL 201; Minimum Grade C

Recommended Preparation: MATH 90 or higher

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only