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Fall 2019 Class Schedule

Updated: April 18, 2019

Biology (BIOL)


BIOL 102    Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course examines body systems from an anatomical and physiological point of view. The basic anatomy and physiology of all the body systems are covered with an emphasis on developing vocabulary in each area. This course meets the minimum science requirements for Paramedic, Healthcare Interpreting, Gerontology, Health Care, and Funeral Service programs.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
MW07:00AM-08:20AMLECD.ReganARC MAIN Science 49310639Textbook
MW08:30AM-09:50AMLABD.ReganARC MAIN Science 493
TTh08:30AM-09:50AMLECTBAARC MAIN Science 49310496Textbook
TTh10:00AM-11:20AMLABTBAARC MAIN Science 493
TTh01:30PM-02:50PMLECK.BradshawARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10410492Textbook
TTh03:00PM-04:20PMLABK.BradshawARC MAIN Science 493
MW03:30PM-04:50PMLECTBAARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10410858Textbook
MW05:00PM-06:20PMLABTBAARC MAIN Science 493
MW06:30PM-07:50PMLECM.Badea-MicARC MAIN Science 49310707Textbook
MW08:00PM-09:20PMLABM.Badea-MicARC MAIN Science 493
TTh05:30PM-06:50PMLECE.LindgrenARC MAIN Science 49310494Textbook
TTh07:00PM-08:20PMLABE.LindgrenARC MAIN Science 493


BIOL 130    Microbiology for Funeral Services    3 Units

Prerequisite: CHEM 130 with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisite: FSE 312, 330, and 340
Advisory: BIOL 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers a survey of the basic principles of microbiology. It relates these principles to Funeral Service Education especially as they pertain to sanitation, disinfection, public health, infectious disease, and embalming practice.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
TTh03:00PM-04:20PMLECJ.HanstadARC MAIN Science 41610688Textbook


BIOL 295    Independent Studies in Biology    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: Independent Study is an opportunity for the student to extend classroom experience in this subject, while working independently of a formal classroom situation. Independent study is an extension of work offered in a specific class in the college catalog. To be eligible for independent study, students must have completed the basic regular catalog course at American River College. They must also discuss the study with a professor in this subject and secure approval. Only one independent study for each catalog course will be allowed.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
TBATBALABM.Martinez TBA TBA13470TextbookFree Digital Book


BIOL 300    The Foundations of Biology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; IGETC Area 5B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course for non-science majors covers basic biological principles and how they relate to humans. Topics include an introduction to the philosophy of science and basic cell chemistry, structure, and physiology. An introduction to basic genetics (transmission and molecular) as well as some biotechnology principles are discussed. Additionally, human body systems, evolution, reproduction and development, as well as ecology and human impacts on the environment are addressed.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 17-Dec 13
MW12:00PM-03:05PMLECTBAARC MAIN Tech Ed 32510298Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECM.HolmesARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10412164Textbook
TTh07:30AM-08:50AMLECD.ReganARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10410294Textbook
MW01:30PM-02:50PMLECTBAARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10410295Textbook
TTh12:00PM-01:20PMLECM.HolmesARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10410296Textbook
MW12:00PM-01:20PMLECS.RamonesARC MAIN Science 49211665Textbook
TTh03:00PM-04:20PMLECM.SweetARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10410297Textbook
TTh06:00PM-07:20PMLECK.EngstromARC MAIN Science 42612165Textbook
M06:00PM-09:15PMLECK.EngstromOff Campus Natomas/Ik D20410821Textbook
TBATBALECJ.HanstadOff Campus McClellan ONLINE11900Textbook
Special Note: This course will be taught via the Canvas Learning Management System. It is not a self-paced class and will include weekly online lecture videos, discussions, and quizzes, as well as several online midterms and an in-person final exam. Communication prior to the start of class will be sent to student's official ARC Gmail account. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECS.RamonesARC MAIN Online 10292Textbook
Special Note: This course will be taught via the Canvas Learning Management System. It is not a self-paced class and will include weekly online lecture videos, discussions, and quizzes, as well as several online exams including the final exam. Quizzes and exams require a webcam and Chrome web browser on a desktop or laptop computer and are proctored using Proctorio. Communication prior to the start of class will be sent to student's official ARC Gmail account. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory.

TBATBALECW.DavisARC MAIN Online 10299TextbookFree Digital Book
Special Note: This course will be taught via the Canvas Learning Management System. It is not a self-paced class and there are deadlines for each module, but it is designed to allow you to learn the material while balancing other responsibilities. The course will include short videos, readings, exercises, discussions, quizzes, several short writings, online midterms and a final exam. Communication prior to the start of class will be sent to student's official ARC Gmail account. Want to know more about the instructor and his approach to teaching and learning? Then look up William Davis at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory .


BIOL 303    Survey of Biology    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 100 or 132 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the basic principles of cell biology, genetics (transmission and molecular), ecology, and evolution. It also emphasizes the process of science, interrelationships among living organisms, and the relationship of biological structures and functions. Laboratory activities include plant and animal dissection. This course provides science preparation for those entering a Multiple Subject Teacher Credential Program. Field trips are required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECK.BradshawARC MAIN Science 49211712Textbook
MW10:30AM-11:50AMLABK.BradshawARC MAIN Science 492
TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECK.BradshawARC MAIN Science 41410282Textbook
TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLABK.BradshawARC MAIN Science 414
MW06:00PM-07:20PMLECT.NicholsARC MAIN Science 49210280Textbook
MW07:30PM-08:50PMLABT.NicholsARC MAIN Science 492


BIOL 305    Natural History    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers basic biological and ecological principles to explain the origin and diversity of living organisms. Topics range from landscape formation and habitats to the adaptations organisms have evolved to live in their environment. Although this is a broad survey course, it emphasizes California environments. Dissection is not part of this curriculum. This course is designed as an introductory course and for non-majors who enjoy the outdoors. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECS.RamonesARC MAIN Science 49210289Textbook
TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLABS.RamonesARC MAIN Science 492


BIOL 310    General Biology    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 32, MATH 42, or STAT 105 with a grade of "C" or better; and eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This laboratory course for non-science majors covers basic biological principles and how they relate to humans. Concepts include cell chemistry, structure, and physiology; genetics (transmission and molecular); biotechnology; human body systems; evolution; reproduction and development; ecology; and human impacts on the environment.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
MW07:30AM-08:50AMLECD.WolfeARC MAIN Science 41210434Textbook
MW09:00AM-10:20AMLABD.WolfeARC MAIN Science 412
TTh07:30AM-08:50AMLECM.HolmesARC MAIN Science 41210300Textbook
TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLABM.HolmesARC MAIN Science 412
MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECM.HolmesARC MAIN Science 41210306Textbook
MW12:00PM-01:20PMLABM.HolmesARC MAIN Science 412
TTh10:45AM-12:05PMLECM.SweetARC MAIN Science 41210468Textbook
TTh12:15PM-01:35PMLABM.SweetARC MAIN Science 412
MW01:30PM-02:50PMLECTBAARC MAIN Science 41210302Textbook
MW03:00PM-04:20PMLABTBAARC MAIN Science 412
TTh01:30PM-02:50PMLECJ.TopinkaARC MAIN Science 40110304Textbook
TTh03:00PM-04:20PMLABJ.TopinkaARC MAIN Science 412
TTh05:30PM-06:50PMLECK.PellerinARC MAIN Science 41210308Textbook
TTh07:00PM-08:20PMLABK.PellerinARC MAIN Science 412
TBATBALECJ.RobertsARC MAIN Online 12545Textbook
F08:30AM-11:50AMLABJ.RobertsARC MAIN Science 412
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

Special Note: This is a hybrid course with lectures taught online (via the Canvas Learning Management System) AND weekly Friday face-to-face laboratory meetings. It is not a self-paced class and the online portion will include weekly online lecture videos, discussions, and quizzes. Midterms and final exam will be face-to-face. Communication prior to the start of class will be sent to student's official ARC Gmail account.
TBATBALECS.RamonesARC MAIN Online 11418Textbook
Special Note: This course will be taught via the Canvas Learning Management System. It is not a self-paced class and will include weekly online lecture videos, discussions, quizzes, and lab activities, as well as several online exams including the final exam. Quizzes and exams require a webcam and Chrome web browser on a desktop or laptop computer and are proctored using Proctorio. Lab activities require the purchase of an eScience lab kit (~$140) and the ability to take and upload pictures to document work. Communication prior to the start of class will be sent to student's official ARC Gmail account. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory.

TBATBALABS.RamonesARC MAIN Online


BIOL 352    Conservation Biology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; IGETC Area 5B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces biological and ecological principles involved in understanding and analyzing environmental problems and exploring scientifically sound conservation approaches. Major topics include forms and patterns of biodiversity, values of biodiversity, threats to biodiversity, conservation at the population and species levels, applied conservation biology, and conservation and sustainable development at the local, regional, national, and international levels. This course places emphasis on scientific processes and methodology, while also examining the economic, social, political, and ethical aspects of conservation issues. Course themes are explored through extensive use of interactive case studies, discussion, and activities surrounding relevant current events. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
W01:30PM-04:35PMLECJ.NealeARC MAIN Science 42212820Textbook


BIOL 370    Marine Biology    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to marine biology. It includes the study of cell biology, evolution, physical oceanography, marine algae, marine vertebrate and invertebrate animals, and the ecology of various marine zones. Field trips focusing on the Central and Northern California coast are required and serve as the laboratory component of this course. Field experiences may include but are not limited to natural history of the rocky intertidal, invertebrate identification, salt marsh ecology, sandy beach ecology, or estuary ecology. This course is not open to students who have completed BIOL 482.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
MW02:00PM-03:20PMLECD.CarneyARC MAIN Science 49212166Textbook
TBATBALABD.Carney TBA TBA
NOTE: For the above lab section, we do not meet on a weekly basis. Instead, several classroom and field study trips are required. This course is ideal for students who love nature and are willing to work outdoors even if the weather becomes challenging. The mandatory labs are scheduled for the following dates and times:

Friday, 9/13, 9 am 1 pm; Lab on campus
Friday, 9/20, 9 am 1 pm; Lab on campus
Saturday, 9/28, 7:30 am 7:30 pm; Field Trip lab
Friday, 10/18, 9 am 1 pm; Lab on campus
Friday, 10/25, 9 am 1 pm; Lab on campus
Sunday, 10/27, 9 am 8:30 pm; Field Trip lab
Friday, 11/8, 9 am 1 pm; Lab on campus
Saturday, 11/16, 8:30 am 1:30 pm Field Trip lab
Sunday, 11/24, 7:30 am 8:30 pm; Field trip lab


BIOL 400    Principles of Biology    5 Units

Prerequisite: CHEM 400 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces biological concepts important for a general understanding and background for biology majors and pre-professional programs. Emphasis is on the scientific method and basic processes common to all forms of life. Topics include cell structure and function, cell physiology, cell reproduction, Mendelian and molecular genetics, evolution, and ecology. (C-ID BIOL 190)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
MW08:00AM-09:20AMLECJ.TopinkaARC MAIN Science 41510274Textbook
MW09:30AM-12:35PMLABJ.TopinkaARC MAIN Science 415
TTh08:00AM-09:20AMLECD.WolfeARC MAIN Science 41510270Textbook
TTh09:30AM-12:35PMLABD.WolfeARC MAIN Science 415
MW01:00PM-02:20PMLECD.WolfeARC MAIN Science 41510272Textbook
MW02:30PM-05:35PMLABD.WolfeARC MAIN Science 415


BIOL 410    Principles of Botany    5 Units

Prerequisite: BIOL 400 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the general principles of botany for science majors. It builds upon and applies concepts developed in cell and molecular biology to the study of plants. It covers the anatomy and physiology, morphology, ecology, diversity, and evolution of higher plants. Thorough cladistic analysis is used to study phylogenetic relationships among the cyanobacteria, protists, fungi, and all major plant phyla. It also covers general ecological principles. Field trips may be required. (C-ID BIOL 155; Part of C-ID BIOL 130S)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
TTh12:30PM-01:50PMLECR.ShahrokARC MAIN Science 41410276Textbook
TTh02:00PM-05:05PMLABR.ShahrokARC MAIN Science 414
This course has required field trips. Course fees include one entrance fee of approximately $8 and parking costs of approximately $14. Additional field trips may be required with variable $5 to $20 fees.


BIOL 415    Introduction to Biology: Biodiversity, Evolution, and Ecology    5 Units

Prerequisite: BIOL 400 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340
General Education: CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This course, intended for science majors, introduces the ecological and evolutionary processes that shape biodiversity, relating the patterns of biodiversity to small and large scale environmental effects. The diversity of life on Earth (including animals, plants, fungi, protists, and additional unicellular organisms) is covered. Overarching themes include evolutionary mechanisms, phylogenetic analysis, interactions of organisms with the environment, and global processes and patterns. Not open for credit to students who have completed BIOL 410 and BIOL 420 with a grade of C or better. Field trips may be required. (C-ID BIOL 140)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECR.ShahrokARC MAIN Science 41412373Textbook
MW10:30AM-01:35PMLABM.SweetARC MAIN Science 414
Note: Biology 415 is a highly accelerated course. It is only recommended for those with few outside commitments. It is not recommended for those who received a C in the prerequisite.
This section is co-taught by both BIOL 415 instructors. At least 2 field trips are required, one to the California Academy of Sciences and one to the Sacramento Zoo. The total cost is about $31. Students who qualify due to a lack of funds may submit a request to the science office for the field trip fee to be waived.

MW02:15PM-03:35PMLECM.SweetARC MAIN Science 41412335Textbook
MW03:45PM-06:50PMLABR.ShahrokARC MAIN Science 414
Note: Biology 415 is a highly accelerated course. It is only recommended for those with few outside commitments. It is not recommended for those who received a C in the prerequisite.
This section is co-taught by both BIOL 415 instructors. At least 2 field trips are required, one to the California Academy of Sciences and one to the Sacramento Zoo. The total cost is about $31. Students who qualify due to a lack of funds may submit a request to the science office for the field trip fee to be waived.


BIOL 420    Principles of Zoology    5 Units

Prerequisite: BIOL 400 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This course covers general principles of zoology. Topics covered include a survey of the animal kingdom, embryology, evolution, systematics, ecology, and comparative anatomy and physiology. Field trips may be required. (C-ID BIOL 150; Part of C-ID BIOL 130S)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
TTh01:00PM-02:20PMLECM.MartinezARC MAIN Science 41510278Textbook
TTh02:30PM-05:35PMLABM.MartinezARC MAIN Science 415


BIOL 430    Anatomy and Physiology    5 Units

Prerequisite: CHEM 305, 309, or 400 with a grade of "C" or better; AND ENGWR 101 or ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better, or placement into transfer-level English through the assessment process.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312; OR ESLR 340
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This lecture and laboratory course in human anatomy and physiology emphasizes the integration of structure and function. The underlying basis of the course is built on the study of anatomical terminology, cells, and tissues. The course expands this study into the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Laboratory study is enhanced by the microscopic study of tissues, examination of anatomical models, and the dissection of preserved material. Laboratory study is also enhanced by the examination of prosected whole cadavers as well as prosected head, torso, upper and lower extremities, and individual organs. Laboratory activities also include both wet-lab experiments and computer simulations. Both BIOL 430 and BIOL 431 must be taken to complete the study of all major body systems. (Part of C-ID BIOL 115S)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
MW07:00AM-08:20AMLECD.SlutskyARC MAIN Science 41110797Textbook
MW08:30AM-11:35AMLABD.SlutskyARC MAIN Science 411
TThF07:45AM-08:35AMLECJ.MooreARC MAIN Science 41110311Textbook
TThF08:45AM-10:50AMLABJ.MooreARC MAIN Science 411
MW10:00AM-10:50AMLECP.EckermanARC MAIN Science 49310795Textbook
F10:00AM-11:05AMLECP.EckermanARC MAIN Science 49310795Textbook
MW11:00AM-01:05PMLABP.EckermanARC MAIN Science 493
F11:15AM-01:20PMLABP.EckermanARC MAIN Science 493
TTh10:00AM-11:20AMLECM.TorranoARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10411416Textbook
TTh11:30AM-02:35PMLABM.TorranoARC MAIN Science 493
TThF11:00AM-11:50AMLECJ.MooreARC MAIN Science 41110852Textbook
TThF12:00PM-02:05PMLABJ.MooreARC MAIN Science 411
MW12:00PM-01:20PMLECM.TorranoARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10412375Textbook
MW01:30PM-04:35PMLABM.TorranoARC MAIN Science 411
MW04:00PM-05:20PMLECY.ZhaoARC MAIN Science 41810799Textbook
MW05:30PM-08:35PMLABY.ZhaoARC MAIN Science 411
MW01:45PM-02:35PMLECP.EckermanARC MAIN Science 49310801Textbook
F01:30PM-02:35PMLECP.EckermanARC MAIN Science 49310801Textbook
MWF02:45PM-04:50PMLABP.EckermanARC MAIN Science 493
TTh05:30PM-06:50PMLECM.HoldgateARC MAIN Science 49212168Textbook
TTh07:00PM-10:05PMLABM.HoldgateARC MAIN Science 411
MW02:30PM-03:50PMLECM.MartinezARC MAIN Science 41812966Textbook
MW11:45AM-01:20PMLABM.MartinezARC MAIN Science 411
F02:15PM-05:20PMLABM.MartinezARC MAIN Science 411
TTh02:15PM-03:35PMLECY.ZhaoARC MAIN Science 41110316Textbook
TTh03:45PM-06:50PMLABY.ZhaoARC MAIN Science 411
MW04:30PM-05:50PMLECT.Hoban-HigginsOff Campus Natomas/Ik D20310314Textbook
MW06:00PM-09:05PMLABT.Hoban-HigginsOff Campus Natomas/Ik D203
A field trip may be required.

TTh04:30PM-05:50PMLECE.GarfieldOff Campus Natomas/Ik D20411644Textbook
TTh06:00PM-09:05PMLABE.GarfieldOff Campus Natomas/Ik D204
A field trip may be required.


BIOL 431    Anatomy and Physiology    5 Units

Prerequisite: BIOL 430 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312; OR ESLR 340
General Education: AA/AS Area IV
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This lecture and laboratory course in human anatomy and physiology emphasizes the integration of structure and function. It provides students with an understanding of the structure, function, and regulation of the human body through the physiological integration of the following systems: cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, endocrine, and reproductive. Laboratory study is enhanced by the microscopic study of tissues, examination of anatomical models, and the dissection of preserved material. Laboratory activity is also enhanced by the examination of whole cadavers as well as prosected head, torso, upper and lower extremities, and individual organs. Laboratory activities also include both wet-lab experiments and computer simulations. Both BIOL 430 and BIOL 431 must be taken to complete the study of all major body systems. (Part of C-ID BIOL 115S)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
MW07:30AM-08:20AMLECD.WonARC MAIN Science 41810318Textbook
F07:30AM-08:35AMLECD.WonARC MAIN Science 41810318Textbook
MWF08:45AM-10:50AMLABD.WonARC MAIN Science 418
TTh07:00AM-08:20AMLECL.SmithARC MAIN Science 41810320Textbook
TTh08:30AM-11:35AMLABL.SmithARC MAIN Science 418
MW11:00AM-11:50AMLECD.WonARC MAIN Science 41810445Textbook
F11:00AM-12:05PMLECD.WonARC MAIN Science 41810445Textbook
MWF12:15PM-02:20PMLABD.WonARC MAIN Science 418
TTh12:00PM-01:20PMLECD.SlutskyARC MAIN Science 41810606Textbook
TTh01:30PM-04:35PMLABD.SlutskyARC MAIN Science 418
MW05:30PM-06:50PMLECM.WoolseyARC MAIN Science 41810322Textbook
MW07:00PM-10:05PMLABM.WoolseyARC MAIN Science 418
TTh05:30PM-06:50PMLECM.WoolseyARC MAIN Science 41810709Textbook
TTh07:00PM-10:05PMLABM.WoolseyARC MAIN Science 418


BIOL 440    General Microbiology    4 Units

Prerequisite: CHEM 305, 309, or 400 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340; AND BIOL 300 or CHEM 306 with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 72 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces microorganisms and their effects on human health. It examines the structure, physiology, metabolism, and genetics of microorganisms. Laboratory work includes aseptic technique, morphological and biochemical properties of microorganisms, and medically relevant issues regarding microorganisms.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
MW01:00PM-02:20PMLECJ.HanstadARC MAIN Science 41610711Textbook
MW02:30PM-04:35PMLABJ.HanstadARC MAIN Science 416
MW03:00PM-04:20PMLECTBAARC MAIN Science 49010286Textbook
MW04:45PM-06:50PMLABTBAARC MAIN Science 416
TTh06:00PM-07:20PMLECS.ScottARC MAIN Science 41611074Textbook
TTh07:30PM-09:35PMLABS.ScottARC MAIN Science 416
TTh08:00AM-09:20AMLECJ.HanstadARC MAIN Science 41610284Textbook
TTh09:30AM-11:35AMLABJ.HanstadARC MAIN Science 416
MW06:00PM-07:20PMLECF.FarahnakARC MAIN Science 49011414Textbook
MW07:30PM-09:35PMLABF.FarahnakARC MAIN Science 416
TTh10:00AM-11:20AMLECA.TelleenARC MAIN Science 49012266Textbook
TTh11:50AM-01:55PMLABA.TelleenARC MAIN Science 416


BIOL 442    General Microbiology and Public Health    5 Units

Prerequisite: CHEM 306, CHEM 309, or CHEM 400 with a grade of "C" or better; OR CHEM 305 with a grade of "C" or better and one of the following: BIOL 300, BIOL 303, or BIOL 310 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340 with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This course provides a survey of bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, and helminths that are associated with human infectious diseases and public health. It examines their cellular and molecular structure, physiology, metabolism, and genetics. Laboratory work introduces methods for cultivating and characterizing microorganisms.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
MW08:00AM-09:20AMLECL.SmithARC MAIN Science 41611214Textbook
MW09:30AM-12:35PMLABL.SmithARC MAIN Science 416


BIOL 495    Independent Studies in Biology    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: Independent Study is an opportunity for the student to extend classroom experience in this subject, while working independently of a formal classroom situation. Independent study is an extension of work offered in a specific class in the college catalog. To be eligible for independent study, students must have completed the basic regular catalog course at American River College. They must also discuss the study with a professor in this subject and secure approval. Only one independent study for each catalog course will be allowed.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
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Fall 2019 Class Schedule

Updated: April 18, 2019

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