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BIOL 1 - PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
4 units, 3 lecture hours, 2 lab hours 
PREREQUISITE: Mathematics 103.
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and English 126 or English 153 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Introduction to the principles and unifying concepts of life science including the chemical basis of life, cell structure and function, genetics and principles of inheritance, evolution, biological classification and diversity, and ecology. Recommended for life science and allied health majors. Fulfills
prerequisite for Biol 4, Biol 6, Biol 7, Biol 20, Biol 24, and Biol 31. (CAN BIOL 2) (A, CSU-GE, UC, I)

BIOL 1H - HONORS PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
4 units, 3 lecture hours, 2 lab hours, (Formerly Honors 1B)
PREREQUISITE: Math 103.
ADVISORY: Meet the qualifications for consideration for acceptance into the Honors Program recommended. See Honors Program listing in the College Catalog.

Introduction to the principles and unifying concepts of life science including the chemical basis of life, cell structure and function, genetics and principles of inheritance, biological classification and diversity, and ecology, with evolution as the unifying theme. Applications of the above topics to human health and environmental issues are stressed. Field trips, guest speakers, literature and scientific research, use of technology, and student presentations are included in this honors level course. Fulfills prerequisite for Biol 4, Biol 6, Biol 7, Biol 20, Biol 24, and Biol 31. (CAN BIOL 2) (A, CSU-GE, UC, I)

BIOL 3 - INTRODUCTION TO LIFE SCIENCE
4 units, 3 lecture hours, 2 lab hours
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English 153 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Introductory course exploring biological concepts as they relate to organismal structure and function, inheritance, ecology, and evolution. Recommended for non-biological science majors and liberal studies majors. Field trips required. (A, CSU-GE, UC, I)

BIOL 4 - PRINCIPLES OF ZOOLOGY
5 units, 3 lecture hours, 6 lab hours, (Formerly Zoology 1)
PREREQUISITE: Biology 1 or Biology 3 or equivalent, each with a grade "C" or better. Math 103 or equivalent. Completion within the last 5 years recommended.
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English 153 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Animal forms using the phylogenetic approach including morphology, physiology, and ecology relative to the major phyla. Field trips required. (CAN BIOL 4) (A, CSU-GE, UC, I)

BIOL 5 - HUMAN BIOLOGY
4 units, 3 lecture hours, 2 lab hours
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English 153 or ESL 67 and 68 and Math 103 recommended.

An overview of the cellular, molecular, genetic, and systems basis of life with and emphasis on the human body. For allied health majors. Fulfills prerequisites for Biology 20, 24, 31. (A, CSU-GE, UC, I)

BIOL 6 - PRINCIPLES OF BOTANY
5 units, 3 lecture hours, 2 lab hours, (Formerly Botany 1)
PREREQUISITE: Biology 1 or Biology 3 or equivalent, each with a grade "C" or better. Math 103 or equivalent. Completion within the last 5 years recommended.
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English 153 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Morphological, physiological, ecological, genetic, and taxonomic relationships with emphasis on seed plants. Field trips required. (CAN BIOL 6) (A, CSU-GE, UC, I)

BIOL 7 - FIELD BIOLOGY
4 units, 3 lecture hours, 3 lab hours, (Spring)
PREREQUISITE: Biology 3 with a grade of “C” or better, Biology 1, or equivalent. Completion within the last 5 years recommended.
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English 153 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Field investigations of plants, animals, and fungi emphasizing natural history, taxonomy, and ecology of local species. Field trips required. (A, CSU-GE, UC)

BIOL 8A - BIOTECHNOLOGY 1
4 units, 2 lecture hours, 6 lab hours.
PREREQUISITE: Biology 1 or equivalent and Chemistry 3A or equivalent.
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English 153 or ESL 67 and 68 and Math 101 recommended.

Emphasis on media and reagent preparation, the use and operation of laboratory equipment, and the isolation and analysis of DNA. Part of a program providing an intensive laboratory environment that teaches the skills needed to serve as a technician in agricultural biotechnology. (A, CSU)

BIOL 8B - BIOTECHNOLOGY 2
4 units, 2 lecture hours, 6 lab hours.
PREREQUISITE: Biology 8A or equivalent.
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English 153 or ESL 67 and 68 and Math 101 recommended.

The most common industry techniques used to purify, clone, map, and sequence DNA; and express, purify and characterize proteins. Part of a program providing an intensive laboratory environment that teaches the skills needed to serve as a technician in agricultural biotechnology. (A, CSU)

BIOL 8C - BIOTECHNOLOGY 3 
4 units, 2 lecture hours, 6 lab hours.
PREREQUISITE: Biology 8A or equivalent.
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English 153 or ESL 67 and 68 and Math 101 recommended.

Advanced techniques including plant tissue culture, DNA fingerprinting, PCR and Western blotting. Special topics presented by industry professionals which may include fermentation technology, ELISA and plant transformation. Field cultivation of plants. Part of a program providing an intensive laboratory environment that teaches the skills needed to serve as a technician in agricultural biotechnology. (A, CSU)

BIOL 9 - INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY
3 units, 2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours
PREREQUISITE: Natural Science 1A.
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English 153 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

An integrated approach using biological principles and concepts to explore ecological processes, biotic diversity, and biological change through time. For transfer Liberal Studies Major students. (A, CSU, UC)

BIOL 20 - HUMAN ANATOMY 
4 units, 3 lecture hours, 3 lab hours
PREREQUISITE: Biology 1 or Biology 5 or equivalent, each with a grade "C" or better. Completion within the last 5 years recommended.
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English 153 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended. 

A foundation course in Human Anatomy. A systems-based approach, examining the gross and microscopic structures of the human body. Fulfills the anatomy requirement for many nursing and other health-related programs. (CAN BIOL 10) (A, CSU-GE, UC, I)

BIOL 22 - HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY
5 units, 4 lecture hours, 3 lab hours
PREREQUISITE: Biology 20 or equivalent and Chemistry 3A or equivalent, each with a grade "C" or better. Completion within last 5 years recommended.
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English 153 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Functional relationship of human organs and body systems. Three units of credit for student with credit in Biology 24. (CAN BIOL 12) (A, CSU-GE, UC, I)

BIOL 24 - HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
5 units, 4 lecture hours, 3 lab hours
PREREQUISITE: Biology 1 or Biology 5 or equivalent, each with a grade "C" or better. Completion within the last 5 years recommended.
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English 153 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Systematic relationship of the gross and microscopic structures of the human body and their functional relationships. Intended primarily for students enrolled in or planning to enroll in college-level allied health programs. Not open to students with credit in both Biology 20 and 22. (A, CSU-GE)

BIOL 31 - MICROBIOLOGY 
5 units, 3 lecture hours, 5 lab hours
PREREQUISITE: Biology 1 or Biology 5 or equivalent and Chemistry 3A or equivalent, each with a grade "C" or better. Completion within the last 5 years recommended.
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English 153 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Classification, morphology, identification, physiology, and genetics of microorganisms. Field trips may be required. (CAN BIOL 14) (A, CSU-GE, UC, I)

BIOL 46 - ELEMENTARY HORTICULTURE
4 units, 3 lecture hours, 2 lab hours
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English 153 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Growth and care of ornamental and vegetable plants including plant anatomy, general maintenance, weeds, pests, diseases, fertilizers, soils, pruning, and training. (A, CSU)

BIOL 47 - TOPICS IN BIOLOGY
1-3 units, 1-3 lecture hours, 0-3 lab hours, (Repeats= 2)
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English 153 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Current topics of biological importance and concern outside the regular biology curriculum or topics that will be covered in greater depth than in a regularly offered course. Presented by biology faculty. (A, CSU)

BIOL 261 - INTERNET AND COMPUTER SKILLS LABORATORY
.2-1 unit, 3-6 lab hours, (16 weeks), (Credit/No Credit), (Repeats= 3)
PREREQUISITE: none.

Supervised use of microcomputers and the Internet. Reinforcement of concepts from classroom studies and development of problem solving abilities on an independent basis. Grade based on hours worked in lab:

(a) .2 units for minimum of 10 hours;
(b) .4 units for minimum of 19 hours;
(c) .6 units for minimum of 29 hours;
(d) .8 units for minimum of 39 hours;
(e) 1 unit for minimum of 48 hours.

BIOL 270 - BIOLOGY READINESS
3 units, 2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours, (Formerly Biology 70)
PREREQUISITE: none.

Biological principles and concepts with special emphasis on self-improvement through basic reading, writing, and spelling activities. Recommended as a preparatory course for Biology 1 or 3 for those who have not had high school biology or who are not eligible for English 125.
Last updated: 11/16/2009 2:20:54 PM