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Spring 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: December 18, 2014

Biology (BIOL)


BIOL 100    Introduction to Concepts of Human Anatomy and Physiology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: AH 110 (Medical Language for Health-Care Providers), ENGRD 110 (Efficient Reading) or ESLR 320 (Advanced-Low Reading), and ENGWR 51 (Developmental Writing) or ESLW 310 (Intermediate-High Writing), and BIOL 290 (Science Study Skills) with grades of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This introductory lecture course provides an overview of the basic anatomy and physiology of all eleven body systems and is required for students entering the licensed vocational nursing and occupational therapy assistant programs. It is designed for students having little or no background in the biological sciences. The course is also open to those intending to pursue studies in the biological sciences who need to strengthen or develop a vocabulary in human anatomy and physiology.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Graves             SCC MAIN LIH 103         17952 
Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LEC T.Kjos               SCC MAIN LIH 205         18323 Textbook
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC B.Gillespie          SCC MAIN LIH 103         17078 Textbook
On-Campus

MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC A.Thomas             Davis Cntr Davis 121     17249 Textbook
TTh       07:00PM-08:20PM LEC A.Thomas             Davis Cntr Davis 205     17229 Textbook
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1720 Jade Street, UC Davis, West Village, Davis, CA 95616.

TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC A.Greenwell          West Sac WSC 114         18630 Textbook
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC B.Gillespie          West Sac WSC 114         16823 Textbook
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.


BIOL 290    Science Skills and Applications    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in a science course
Hours: 27 hours LAB
Description: This course offers individualized instructional modules designed to provide or improve skills in the various science courses. A partial list of skills may include the following: textbook comprehension, principles of learning and retention, note taking, annotating, discipline-based vocabulary, paraphrasing, reading graphics, test taking, spatial ability, proportionality, and problem solving. Registration is open through the ninth week of the semester. To begin the course any later than that week would not permit completion of course material. This course may be taken one time for credit and is graded Pass/No Pass.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LAB P.deGennaro           TBA TBA                 17953 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB V.Meyer               TBA TBA                 18330 Textbook
On-Campus


BIOL 305    Natural History    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: The course is a survey of ecosystems in California with a special emphasis on the relationships between the species, adaptations of those species to their environment, and general ecological concepts. Students will explore the environment and diversity of organisms occurring in our geographical area but will be able to apply this knowledge to other areas as well. Attending a minimum of one field trip is required. The course is designed for the non-science major and is one of the core courses in the Field Ecology Certificate.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        08:00AM-09:20AM LEC D.Wyatt              SCC MAIN LIH 103         16653 
Textbook
TTh       04:00PM-05:20PM LEC S.James              SCC MAIN LIH 103         16656 Textbook
Lecture sections (above)

M         09:30AM-12:45PM LAB S.James              SCC MAIN LIH 109           
Class Number for Laboratory above: 16654

T         08:00AM-11:05AM LAB D.Wyatt              SCC MAIN LIH 109           
Class Number for Laboratory above: 16655

M         01:00PM-04:15PM LAB D.Wyatt              SCC MAIN LIH 109           
Class Number for Laboratory above: 17148

T         05:45PM-08:50PM LAB V.Meyer              SCC MAIN LIH 109           
Class Number for Laboratory above: 16657

Students must enroll in both a lecture and laboratory section. Choose one lecture from the two listed and one lab from the four listed.

If students need assistance in order to participate in a field trip or a field studies activity, they should contact the instructor or the Science Dean.
On-Campus


BIOL 308    Contemporary Biology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101; with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; IGETC Area 5B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a survey of biological science intended to equip the student to think and act intelligently with respect to contemporary issues in biology. Biological topics are introduced in a framework of natural selection. The course is for those not intending to major in biological sciences, particularly liberal studies majors. Genetics is a significant focus of the course, as are origin of cellular life, cellular physiology, and diversity of organisms. A laboratory illustrating the principles introduced is offered as an optional accompanying course.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC S.Graves             SCC MAIN LIH 103         16482 
Textbook
MW        02:30PM-03:50PM LEC E.Wagner             SCC MAIN LIH 205         17079 Textbook
On-Campus


BIOL 309    Contemporary Biology Laboratory    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: BIOL 308
General Education: CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an optional laboratory accompaniment to BIOL 308. The sessions will illustrate biological phenomena and their relationship to contemporary concerns and discoveries in biology.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
Th        01:00PM-04:05PM LAB S.Graves             SCC MAIN LIH 109         17080 
Textbook
W         04:00PM-07:05PM LAB E.Wagner             SCC MAIN LIH 109         16483 Textbook
On-Campus


BIOL 314    Dinosaurs and the Science of Life    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; IGETC Area 5B
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course investigates the evolution, form, function, and extinction of dinosaurs as a means of introducing students to scientific principles that are common to all forms of life on Earth. Topics will include scientific methodology; the mechanisms of evolution; the structure, early history, and geologic processes of the Earth; the evolutionary history of life on Earth; the diversity, ecology, physiology and behavior of dinosaurs; birds as dinosaurs. Additional topics will include proposed mechanisms of dinosaur extinction including meteorite impacts, volcanic plume events, global winters, global climate change, acid rain, and how each may occur today; genetics, the structure and function of DNA, cellular reproduction, cloning and stem cell technologies and whether they can be used to resurrect extinct organisms such as dinosaurs. This course was formerly designated BIOL 464, and may not be taken by students who have completed BIOL 464.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        02:30PM-03:50PM LEC K.Naganuma           Davis Cntr Davis 212     18340 
Textbook
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1720 Jade Street, UC Davis, West Village, Davis, CA 95616.


BIOL 320    Field Botany    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is designed for both science and nonscience students to learn about plant taxonomy. Students will learn about the classification of flowering plants, how to identify plant species, and will become familiar with native plants of California as well as their ecological relationships and historical uses. A plant collection and a minimum of 10 field trips are required. Field trip locations may include Table Mountain, Marin Headlands, vernal pool sites, and other locations where plants can be observed in their natural surroundings.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
F         08:30AM-10:35AM LEC L.Serafini           SCC MAIN T11 1           17439 
Textbook
F         11:15AM-04:25PM LAB L.Serafini           SCC MAIN T11 1             
First 8 weeks, the LAB will meet from 10:45am - 12:35pm; second 8 weeks, the LAB will meet from 11:15am - 4:25pm

If students need assistance in order to participate in a field trip or a field studies activity, they should contact the instructor or the Science Dean.
On-Campus


BIOL 330    Introduction to Entomology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an introduction to the science of entomology. Entomology examines the great diversity of insects, both in numbers as well as their life histories. The course introduces students to the variety found in insects: their structure and functions, their habits, their evolutionary biology, and their significance to humans. In addition, students will learn to identify orders and major families of insects. Due to their diversity and presence in all kinds of environments, insects provide a good framework for making scientific observations and for applying the scientific method to their studies. Attendance on one field trip is required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
T         05:45PM-08:50PM LEC D.Wyatt              SCC MAIN LIH 112         17954 
Textbook
If students need assistance in order to participate in a field trip or a field studies activity, they should contact the instructor or the Science Dean.
On-Campus


BIOL 342    The New Plagues: New and Ancient Infectious Diseases Threatening World Health    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; CSU Area E1; IGETC Area 5B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course will explore the biology, epidemiology, and pathology of selected pathogenic prions, viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and helminthes threatening public health worldwide. The course will also explore how human behavior and human activities have catalyzed the emergence of new infectious diseases and re-emergence of ancient plagues.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        04:00PM-05:20PM LEC G.Holland            SCC MAIN LIH 103         17633 
Textbook
On-Campus

TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC K.Carberry-Goh       West Sac WSC 214         17149 Textbook
Learning Community - Allied Health (Cohort 2)     14.5 Units
The above section of Biology 342 (17149) is part of a Learning Community and must be taken along with Biology 431 (17469), Communication 301 (17234), History 310 (18442), and Fitness 372 (18504) for 14.5 Units. Please refer to Interdisciplinary Studies 3 for details. Class registration Number: 20111
Application to this Learning Community and the instructor's consent are required to enroll.
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.


BIOL 350    Environmental Biology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; IGETC Area 5B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides both biology majors and non-majors with instruction in human interactions with the environment and resolutions to potential conflicts that develop due to this interaction. Understanding how life affects environments and ecosystems is an integral part of the biological sciences. To achieve this understanding, biological and ecological principles are examined as they relate to the natural environment. Major topics include the function and structure of ecosystems and ecological processes, the effects of natural selection on populations, the role of biodiversity on the maintenance of ecosystems, the variety of human impacts on terrestrial, aquatic, and atmospheric systems, potential solutions to adverse impacts, and the application of the scientific method in the examination of these effects. Attendance on one class field trip is required in this course.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        09:30AM-10:50AM LEC D.Wyatt              SCC MAIN LIH 103         17253 
Textbook
If students need assistance in order to participate in a field trip or a field studies activity, they should contact the instructor or the Science Dean.
On-Campus

TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LEC D.Wyatt              SCC MAIN LIH 103         16658 Textbook
If students need assistance in order to participate in a field trip or a field studies activity, they should contact the instructor or the Science Dean.
On-Campus

MW        04:00PM-05:20PM LEC S.James              SCC MAIN LIH 205         17325 Textbook
If students need assistance in order to participate in a field trip or a field studies activity, they should contact the instructor or the Science Dean.
On-Campus

TTh       07:00PM-08:20PM LEC M.Keller             Davis Cntr Davis 214     17955 Textbook
If students need assistance in order to participate in a field trip or a field studies activity, they should contact the instructor or the Science Dean.
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1720 Jade Street, UC Davis, West Village, Davis, CA 95616.

MW        02:30PM-03:50PM LEC D.Carney             West Sac WSC 114         17734 Textbook
If students need assistance in order to participate in a field trip or a field studies activity, they should contact the instructor or the Science Dean.
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.


BIOL 360    Environmental Regulations    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: BIOL 305 and ENGWR 101 with grades of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course examines the environmental regulatory process in California. Federal and California environmental laws will be studied and discussed. Relevant Federal regulations include: The National Environmental Policy Act, Federal Endangered Species Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, Coastal Zone Management Act, Resource Conservation and Recover Act, Superfund, and the Rivers and Harbors Act. Relevant California regulations include: California Environmental Quality Act, California Endangered Species Act, California Coastal Act, Natural Communities Conservation Planning process, Streambed Alteration Agreements, and California Water Law. In addition, the jurisdictional wetland delineation process will be studied in detail including field work to demonstrate the process. Students will be introduced to these regulations during lectures and will participate in discussions of the regulatory process. One field trip is required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
Th        05:45PM-08:50PM LEC S.James              SCC MAIN LIH 112         17443 
Textbook
If students need assistance in order to participate in a field trip or a field studies activity, they should contact the instructor or the Science Dean.
On-Campus

Th        05:45PM-08:50PM LEC D.Wyatt              SCC MAIN LIH 112         17443 Textbook
If students need assistance in order to participate in a field trip or a field studies activity, they should contact the instructor or the Science Dean.
On-Campus


BIOL 370    Marine Biology    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to marine biology and oceanography. It includes the study of marine vertebrates and invertebrates, tide pool and coastal ecology, sea water, tides, currents, marine geology, and coastal processes. Instruction includes both lab and lecture and required field trips to study intertidal plants and animals and coastal ecology. Three field trips are required. Two of these involve tent camping over one two-day and one three-day weekend and will focus on the North and Central California Coast. Students must supply their own food, tents, and sleeping bags. Students are responsible for field trip costs for camping, tours, and parking (approximately $50 - $80 per student.) Field trip dates will be announced at the first class meeting.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
WF        09:30AM-10:50AM LEC S.James              SCC MAIN LIH 109         17444 
Textbook
F         11:00AM-02:05PM LAB S.James              SCC MAIN LIH 109           
If students need assistance in order to participate in a field trip or a field studies activity, they should contact the instructor or the Science Dean.
On-Campus


BIOL 402    Cell and Molecular Biology    5 Units

Prerequisite: CHEM 400 with a grade of "C" or better, or CHEM 305 and Intermediate Algebra with a grade of "C" or better.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This is the first semester of a three-semester sequence in general biology designed for biology majors. It is an introduction to many aspects of living cells, with an emphasis on the molecular level of organization. Topics include an introduction to biological molecules, enzymes, cell structure, respiration, photosynthesis, reproduction, genetics, and statistical analysis. The course also covers molecular genetics, structure and function of viruses, DNA technology, and genetic engineering techniques. (C-ID BIOL 190)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC R.Roffey             SCC MAIN LIH 205           
MW        02:30PM-05:35PM LAB R.Roffey             SCC MAIN LIH 112         16652 
Textbook
TTh       09:00AM-12:05PM LAB R.Roffey             SCC MAIN LIH 112         17922 Textbook
Group 1 - Please select one Laboratory from the two Labs listed above and register using that class number. You will be automatically enrolled into the Lecture.
On-Campus

TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC K.Naganuma           SCC MAIN LIH 205           
TTh       02:30PM-05:35PM LAB K.Naganuma           SCC MAIN LIH 112         17822 Textbook
MW        09:00AM-12:05PM LAB K.Naganuma           SCC MAIN LIH 112         17923 Textbook
Group 2 - Please select one Laboratory from the two Labs listed above and register using that class number. You will be automatically enrolled into the Lecture.
On-Campus


BIOL 412    Plant Biology    5 Units

Prerequisite: BIOL 402 or equivalent course with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This course is part of a three-semester general biology sequence designed for biology majors. BIOL 412 and BIOL 422 may be taken in any order after completion of BIOL 402 with a grade of C or better. BIOL 412 builds upon and applies concepts developed in Cell and Molecular Biology to the study of plants and general ecology. Topics covered include the diversity, taxonomy, and evolutionary trends observed among the cyanobacteria, algae, fungi, and plants, with special emphasis on higher plants; the comparative anatomy and physiology of higher plants; and general ecology, including population, community, and ecosystem dynamics. Two field trips are required. Possible locations include Pt. Reyes, Calaveras Big Trees, UC Davis, and others.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC L.Serafini           SCC MAIN LIH 103           
TTh       09:00AM-12:05PM LAB L.Serafini           SCC MAIN T11 1           16646 
Textbook
MW        02:30PM-05:35PM LAB L.Serafini           SCC MAIN T11 1           18359 Textbook
Please select one Laboratory from the two Labs listed above and register using that class number. You will be automatically enrolled into the Lecture.
If students need assistance in order to participate in a field trip or a field studies activity, they should contact the instructor or the Science Dean.
On-Campus


BIOL 422    Animal Biology    5 Units

Prerequisite: BIOL 402 or an equivalent college-level Cell and Molecular Biology course with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This is part of a three-semester sequence in general biology designed for biology majors. BIOL 412 and BIOL 422 may be taken in any order after completion of BIOL 402 with a grade of C or better. BIOL 422 builds upon and applies concepts developed in BIOL 402 to the study of animals and evolution. Topics covered include animal diversity and classification, comparative anatomy and physiology, animal embryology and development. Additional topics include an introduction to population genetics, macro- and microevolution, and speciation. Emphasis will be placed on the evolutionary relationships among animals, their adaptations to different environments, and the evolutionary origin of novel characteristics throughout the animal kingdom.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Ackerman           SCC MAIN T11 1           17634 
Textbook
MW        10:30AM-01:35PM LAB A.Ackerman           SCC MAIN T11 1             
On-Campus

TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC A.Ackerman           SCC MAIN T11 1           17956 Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-05:35PM LAB A.Ackerman           SCC MAIN T11 1             
On-Campus


BIOL 430    Anatomy and Physiology    5 Units

Prerequisite: CHEM 305, 309, or 400 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: AH 110, BIOL 100, BIOL 290, or CHEM 306
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to normal structure and function in humans. The course emphasizes an understanding of physiological principles as related to body structure. The course includes study of the basic principles of physiology and anatomy, general histology, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. BIOL 431 follows BIOL 430 and is necessary for completion of the study of human anatomy and physiology. (C-ID BIOL 115S)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        11:15AM-12:35PM LEC J.Sarte              SCC MAIN LIH 103           
MW        08:00AM-11:05AM LAB J.Sarte              SCC MAIN LIH 114         16822 
Textbook
TTh       09:00AM-12:05PM LAB J.Sarte              SCC MAIN LIH 114         18287 Textbook
Please select one Laboratory from the two Labs listed above and register using that class number. You will be automatically enrolled into the Lecture.
On-Campus

MW        11:00AM-12:20PM LEC A.Greenwell          SCC MAIN LIH 205           
MW        12:45PM-03:50PM LAB A.Greenwell          SCC MAIN LIH 114         17082 Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-04:05PM LAB A.Greenwell          SCC MAIN LIH 114         17924 Textbook
Please select one Laboratory from the two Labs listed above and register using that class number. You will be automatically enrolled into the Lecture.
On-Campus

MW        05:45PM-07:05PM LEC L.Zimmerman          SCC MAIN LIH 114         17958 Textbook
MW        07:15PM-10:20PM LAB L.Zimmerman          SCC MAIN LIH 114           
On-Campus


BIOL 431    Anatomy and Physiology    5 Units

Prerequisite: CHEM 305 or CHEM 309 or CHEM 400 and BIOL 430 or the equivalent with grades of "C" or better.
Advisory: AH 110 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This course continues the study of normal structure and function in humans. Included in the course is the study of the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive, and endocrine systems. Special topics included in the course are pH, fluids, and electrolytes. (C-ID BIOL 115S)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC P.deGennaro          SCC MAIN LIH 113         16659 
Textbook
TTh       09:00AM-12:05PM LAB P.deGennaro          SCC MAIN LIH 113           
On-Campus

MW        08:00AM-09:20AM LEC P.Arya               SCC MAIN LIH 113         18360 Textbook
MW        09:30AM-12:35PM LAB P.Arya               SCC MAIN LIH 113           
On-Campus

MW        12:45PM-02:05PM LEC P.deGennaro          SCC MAIN LIH 113         17469 Textbook
MW        02:15PM-05:20PM LAB P.deGennaro          SCC MAIN LIH 113           
Learning Community - Allied Health (Cohort 2)     14.5 Units
The above section of Biology 431 (17469) is part of a Learning Community and must be taken along with Biology 342 (17149), Communication 301 (17234), History 310 (18442), and Fitness 372 (18504) for 14.5 Units. Please refer to Interdisciplinary Studies 3 for details. Class registration Number: 20111
Application to this Learning Community and the instructor's consent are required to enroll.
On-Campus

TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC P.Arya               SCC MAIN LIH 113         19687 Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-05:35PM LAB P.Arya               SCC MAIN LIH 113           
On-Campus

MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC D.Johnson            SCC MAIN LIH 113         16661 Textbook
MW        07:00PM-10:05PM LAB D.Johnson            SCC MAIN LIH 113           
On-Campus

TTh       05:45PM-07:05PM LEC D.Johnson            SCC MAIN LIH 113         18291 Textbook
TTh       07:15PM-10:20PM LAB D.Johnson            SCC MAIN LIH 113           
On-Campus


BIOL 434    Pathology: The Study of Disease    3 Units

Prerequisite: BIOL 431 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; IGETC Area 5B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course applies physiological concepts to the development of disease in humans. This course includes the pathogenesis, signs and symptoms, and treatment and care of major diseases and cancers of the organ systems of the body. Biochemical, cellular, and organ changes that take place during disease development will also be emphasized. This course is intended for students who are about to enter an allied health program.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC J.Sarte              SCC MAIN LIH 103         18363 
Textbook
On-Campus


BIOL 440    General Microbiology    4 Units

Prerequisite: CHEM 305 or CHEM 309 or CHEM 400 or equivalent with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 72 hours LAB
Description: The course includes the study of selected evolutionary, ecological, morphological, physiological, and biochemical aspects of representative micro-organisms. The laboratory includes staining, microscopic examination and identification of microbes, prokaryotic ecology, aseptic technique and isolation of microbes, microbial growth media, control of microbial growth including antibiotic sensitivity testing, metabolism, genetics, taxonomy, protists, fungi, helminths, and arthropod vectors. This course is intended for students in allied health majors.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        08:00AM-09:20AM LEC K.Carberry-Goh       SCC MAIN LIH 205           
MW        09:30AM-11:35AM LAB K.Carberry-Goh       SCC MAIN LIH 110         16479 
Textbook
MW        12:45PM-02:50PM LAB G.Holland            SCC MAIN LIH 110         16922 Textbook
Group 1 - Please select one Laboratory from the two Labs listed above and register using that class number. You will be automatically enrolled into the Lecture.
On-Campus

TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC K.Carberry-Goh       SCC MAIN LIH 205           
TTh       08:00AM-10:05AM LAB K.Carberry-Goh       SCC MAIN LIH 110         16648 Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-03:05PM LAB A.Thomas             SCC MAIN LIH 110         16649 Textbook
Group 2 - Please select one Laboratory from the two Labs listed above and register using that class number. You will be automatically enrolled into the Lecture.
On-Campus

MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC V.Meyer              SCC MAIN LIH 205           
MW        03:05PM-05:10PM LAB V.Meyer              SCC MAIN LIH 110         16481 Textbook
MW        07:15PM-09:20PM LAB V.Meyer              SCC MAIN LIH 110         16650 Textbook
Group 3 - Please select one Laboratory from the two Labs listed above and register using that class number. You will be automatically enrolled into the Lecture.
On-Campus

TTh       05:45PM-07:05PM LEC G.Holland            SCC MAIN LIH 205           
TTh       03:20PM-05:25PM LAB G.Holland            SCC MAIN LIH 110         17084 Textbook
TTh       07:20PM-09:25PM LAB G.Holland            SCC MAIN LIH 110         17085 Textbook
Group 4 - Please select one Laboratory from the two Labs listed above and register using that class number. You will be automatically enrolled into the Lecture.
On-Campus


BIOL 494    Topics in Biology    .5-4 Units

Prerequisite: BIOL 320 with a grade of "C" or better; or college-level Plant Taxonomy course with an emphasis in field identification with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC ; 216 hours LAB
Description: This course is designed to enable both science and non-science students to learn about recent developments in biology. Selected topics would not include those that are part of current course offerings. This course may be taken four times for credit providing there is no duplication of topics. UC transfer credit will be awarded only after the course has been evaluated by the enrolling UC campus. The units completed for this course cannot be counted towards the minimum 60 units required for admissions.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
Advanced Field Botany
F         08:30AM-10:35AM LEC V.Meyer              SCC MAIN LIH 112         18364 
Textbook
F         11:15AM-04:25PM LAB V.Meyer              SCC MAIN LIH 112           
First 8 weeks, the LAB will meet from 10:45am - 12:35pm; second 8 weeks, the LAB will meet from 11:15am - 4:25pm.

3 Units - 36 hours lecture; 54 hours laboratory
This course is designed for both science and non-science students to broaden their studies in plant taxonomy. Students will become competent in the use of identification keys, especially in Jepson Manual of Higher Plants in California (Hickman 1993), proficient in sight identification of plants belonging to challenging plant families, learn additional plan families with representatives in California's flora, explore ecological roles of California native plants by studying plant communities, and practice pressing, mounting and labeling plant specimens for herbarium collection. A plant collection and minimum of 10 field trips are required. If students need assistance in order to participate in a field trip or a field studies activity, they should contact the instructor or the Science Dean.
On-Campus


BIOL 495    Independent Studies in Biology    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Limitation: Student must obtain approval from an instructor to conduct an independent study with that instructor or instructors.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: This course is for students who wish to develop an in-depth understanding in fundamental topics of biology and to learn to work in a collaborative atmosphere with instructors and other students. The independent studies may be pursued in the classroom, laboratory, and/or field studies. This is particularly valuable for biology and ecology students in preparation for independent research as part of their advanced degrees. Instructor approval is required to enroll in this course. UC transfer credit will be awarded only after the course has been evaluated by the enrolling UC campus. The units completed for this course cannot be counted towards the minimum 60 units required for admissions.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Wyatt               TBA TBA                 18366 
Textbook
On-Campus


BIOL 498    Work Experience in Biology    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: BIOL 305, 320, 360, and 362 with grades of "C" or better; A minimum of two of the following courses must be completed with grades of "C" or better: BIOL 305 (Natural History), BIOL 320 (Field Botany), BIOL 360 (Environmental Regulations), and BIOL 362 (Field Methods in Ecology); and, additionally a minimum of two of the elective courses in the Field Ecology Certificate program must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.
Advisory: ENGWR 300 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 240 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with the opportunity to obtain work experience through internships with various resource agencies and private environmental companies and non-profits. The course and internships are strongly correlated with the Field Ecology Certificate program and multiple pre-requisites must be met to qualify for enrollment in this course. Internship sponsors assist students in the acquisition of job skills and the application of knowledge obtained from coursework. This class is available only through instructor consent and an application must be submitted to be considered for internships. The application is available through the Biology Department and can be obtained by emailing a request to wyattd@scc.losrios.edu (David Wyatt).

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Wyatt               TBA TBA                 18500 
Textbook
On-Campus

Spring 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: December 18, 2014

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