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Spring 2019 Class Schedule

Updated: December 18, 2018

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, Jan 19-May 22
MW07:00AM-08:20AMLECM.HoldgateARC MAIN Science 49310561Textbook
MW08:30AM-09:50AMLABM.HoldgateARC MAIN Science 493
TTh08:30AM-09:50AMLECS.FarahmandniaARC MAIN Science 49310414Textbook
TTh10:00AM-11:20AMLABS.FarahmandniaARC MAIN Science 493
TTh01:30PM-02:50PMLECK.BradshawARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10411869Textbook
TTh03:00PM-04:20PMLABK.BradshawARC MAIN Science 493
MW02:30PM-03:50PMLECK.BradshawARC MAIN Science 49310412Textbook
MW04:00PM-05:20PMLABK.BradshawARC MAIN Science 493
TTh05:00PM-06:20PMLECE.LindgrenARC MAIN Science 49311932Textbook
TTh06:30PM-07:50PMLABE.LindgrenARC MAIN Science 493
MW05:30PM-06:50PMLECM.Badea-MicARC MAIN Science 49310618Textbook
MW07:00PM-08:20PMLABM.Badea-MicARC MAIN Science 493
MW06:00PM-07:20PMLECD.ReganOff Campus Natomas/Ik D20411748Textbook
MW07:30PM-08:50PMLABD.ReganOff Campus Natomas/Ik D204


BIOL 103    Human Anatomy for Funeral Services    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: FSE 300
General Education: AA/AS Area IV
Enrollment Limitation: An off-site clinical laboratory component of the course will require an enrollment limitation including - a background check, drug screening, and testing for hepatitis B.
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an intensive study of the structure of the human body including the four major tissue types and the following organ systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive. Laboratory assignments develop skills of observation, investigation, and identification of selected structures. The dissection of a human cadaver emphasizes the regions and structures relevant to embalming techniques. This course is designed for students preparing for a career in funeral service.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
MW03:00PM-04:25PMLECD.WonARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10419507Textbook
F01:15PM-04:20PMLABD.WonARC MAIN Science 418


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, Jan 19-May 22
TBATBALABM.Martinez TBA TBA12228Textbook


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, Mar 19-May 16
TTh12:00PM-03:05PMLECE.LindgrenARC MAIN Tech Ed 32512388Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECS.RamonesARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10410263Textbook
MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECK.GerhartARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10412351TextbookFree Digital Book
TTh07:30AM-08:50AMLECK.EngstromARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10410265Textbook
MW01:30PM-02:50PMLECJ.RobertsARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10412689TextbookFree Digital Book
TTh03:00PM-04:20PMLECD.CarneyARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10410266Textbook
TTh04:30PM-05:50PMLECD.SundinARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10411407Textbook



TTh12:30PM-01:50PMLECD.ReganOff Campus Natomas N20311070Textbook
MW06:00PM-07:20PMLECK.EngstromOff Campus Natomas/Ik A10311072Textbook
TBATBALECJ.RobertsOff Campus McClellan ONLINE11188TextbookFree Digital Book
Special Note: This course will be taught via Canvas. It is not a self-paced class and will include weekly online lecture videos, discussions, and quizzes, as well as, several online midterms and a final exam using Proctario. 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 10264Textbook
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. 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 10733Textbook
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 assignments, discussions, and quizzes. The midterms and final exam will be online using Proctorio. The textbook requirement is a free online text. Communication prior to the start of class will be sent to student's official ARC Gmail account.


BIOL 303    Survey of Biology    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 100, MATH 104, or MATH 132; AND ENGRD 116 and ENGWR 102, OR ESLR 320; and ESLW 320 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. Emphasis is also placed on the interrelationships among living organisms, and on the relationship of biological structures and functions. Plant and animal dissection are included as part of the laboratory activities. This course provides science preparation for those entering a Multiple Subject Teacher Credential Program and is taught with an inquiry-based approach. Field trips are required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
MW12:00PM-01:20PMLECM.HolmesARC MAIN Science 49211415Textbook
MW01:30PM-02:50PMLABM.HolmesARC MAIN Science 492
TTh09:15AM-10:35AMLECM.HolmesARC MAIN Science 41410251Textbook
TTh10:45AM-12:05PMLABM.HolmesARC MAIN Science 414
TTh02:00PM-03:20PMLECT.NicholsARC MAIN Science 49210253Textbook
TTh03:30PM-04:50PMLABT.NicholsARC MAIN Science 492


BIOL 305    Natural History    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 116 (Proficient Reading) and ENGWR 102 (Proficient Writing) with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 (Advanced-Low Reading) and ESLW 320 (Advanced-Low Writing) 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 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, emphasis is placed on 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, Jan 19-May 22
MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECK.BradshawARC MAIN Science 49211205Textbook
MW10:30AM-11:50AMLABK.BradshawARC MAIN Science 492
MW06:00PM-07:20PMLECS.RamonesARC MAIN Science 49210261Textbook
MW07:30PM-08:50PMLABS.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, Jan 19-May 22
MW07:30AM-08:50AMLECM.HolmesARC MAIN Science 41212774Textbook
MW09:00AM-10:20AMLABM.HolmesARC MAIN Science 412
MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECZ.PenzvaltoARC MAIN Science 41210268Textbook
MW12:00PM-01:20PMLABZ.PenzvaltoARC MAIN Science 412
MW05:30PM-06:50PMLECK.PellerinARC MAIN Science 41211417Textbook
MW07:00PM-08:20PMLABK.PellerinARC MAIN Science 412
TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECD.WolfeARC MAIN Science 41210270Textbook
TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLABD.WolfeARC MAIN Science 412
MW02:00PM-03:20PMLECK.GerhartARC MAIN Science 41210272Textbook
MW03:30PM-04:50PMLABK.GerhartARC MAIN Science 412
TTh06:00PM-07:20PMLECK.PerezARC MAIN Science 41212536Textbook
TTh07:30PM-08:50PMLABK.PerezARC MAIN Science 412
TBATBALECS.RamonesARC MAIN Online 12690Textbook
TBATBALABS.RamonesARC MAIN Online
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. Lab activities require ability to take and upload pictures to document work and the purchase of an eScience lab kit. 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


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

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 (Proficient Writing) and ENGRD 116 (Proficient Reading) with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 (Advanced-Low Reading) and ESLW 320 (Advanced-Low Writing) with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: CSU Area B2; IGETC Area 5B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course explores the biology, epidemiology, and pathology of selected pathogens such as prions, viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and helminths that threaten public health on a global scale. It explores the interaction between human behavior and disease agents on the emergence of new infectious agents and the re-emergence of ancient plagues.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
MW03:00PM-04:20PMLECA.TelleenARC MAIN Arts & Sci 11210955Textbook


BIOL 370    Marine Biology    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: "ENGRD 116 (Proficient Reading) and ENGWR 102 (Proficient Writing) with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 (Advanced-Low Reading) and ESLW 320 (Advanced-Low Writing) 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
Enrollment Limitation: The course is not open to students who have completed BIOL 482.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces 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. A portion of this course may be offered in a TBA component of 54 hours which may include but is not limited to natural history of the rocky intertidal, invertebrate identification, salt marsh ecology, sandy beach ecology, or estuary ecology.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
TTh12:00PM-01:20PMLECD.CarneyARC MAIN Science 49210714Textbook
F09:00AM-12:20PMLABD.CarneyARC MAIN Science 492
NOTE: There is a $35 lab fee for this class. Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the lab fee be waived.
For the above lab section, we do not meet on a weekly basis. Instead, several classroom labs on campus 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. In particular you must attend the Wednesday, May 8, tidepool trip in order to complete your field journal:
Friday, 2/1, 9 am - 1 pm; on campus
Friday, 2/8, 9 am - 1 pm; on campus
Sunday, 2/17, 9 am - 8 pm; Field trip lab
Friday, 3/22, 9 am - 1 pm; on campus
Saturday, 4/6, 7:15 am - 7:30 pm; Field trip lab

Friday, 5/3, 9 am 1 pm; on campus
Wednesday, 5/8, 5 am - 6 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, Jan 19-May 22
TTh08:00AM-09:20AMLECJ.TopinkaARC MAIN Science 41510245Textbook
TTh09:30AM-12:35PMLABJ.TopinkaARC MAIN Science 415
MW08:00AM-09:20AMLECD.WolfeARC MAIN Science 41510241Textbook
MW09:30AM-12:35PMLABD.WolfeARC MAIN Science 415
MW01:00PM-02:20PMLECD.WolfeARC MAIN Science 41510243Textbook
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. The anatomy and physiology, morphology, ecology, and evolution of higher plants are covered. Topics include the diversity, taxonomy, and evolutionary trends observed among the cyanobacteria, protists, fungi, and plants, with special emphasis on higher plants of all major phyla. General ecological principles are covered, including population, community, and ecosystem dynamics. Field trips may be required. (C-ID BIOL 155; Part of C-ID BIOL 130S)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
TTh12:30PM-01:50PMLECR.ShahrokARC MAIN Science 41410247Textbook
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.


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, Jan 19-May 22
MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECR.ShahrokARC MAIN Science 41412692Textbook
MW10:30AM-01:35PMLABM.SweetARC MAIN Science 414
Note: This section is co-taught by both BIOL 415 instructors. At least 2 field trips are required for BIO 415, 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 sufficient funds may submit a request to the science office for the field trip fee to be waived.

MW02:15PM-03:35PMLECM.SweetARC MAIN Science 41412694Textbook
MW03:45PM-06:50PMLABR.ShahrokARC MAIN Science 414
Note: This section is co-taught by both BIOL 415 instructors. At least 2 field trips are required for BIO 415, 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 sufficient 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, Jan 19-May 22
TTh02:00PM-03:20PMLECM.MartinezARC MAIN Science 41510249Textbook
TTh03:30PM-06:35PMLABM.MartinezARC MAIN Science 415
NOTE: One 3-day camping trip or another weekend field trip is required. The required cost for the field trip, $25, must be paid to the Business Services office during the second week of the semester. Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived. Contact Marlene Martinez at (916) 484-8566 if you require information about the field trip.


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, Jan 19-May 22
MW07:30AM-08:20AMLECD.WonARC MAIN Science 41110715Textbook
F07:30AM-08:35AMLECD.WonARC MAIN Science 41110715Textbook
MWF08:45AM-10:50AMLABD.WonARC MAIN Science 411
TTh07:00AM-08:20AMLECL.SmithARC MAIN Science 41110275Textbook
TTh08:30AM-11:35AMLABL.SmithARC MAIN Science 411
MW10:00AM-10:50AMLECP.EckermanARC MAIN Science 49310717Textbook
F10:00AM-11:05AMLECP.EckermanARC MAIN Science 49310717Textbook
MWF11:15AM-01:20PMLABP.EckermanARC MAIN Science 493
MW01:30PM-02:20PMLECP.EckermanARC MAIN Science 49311419Textbook
F01:30PM-02:35PMLECP.EckermanARC MAIN Science 49311419Textbook
MWF02:45PM-04:50PMLABP.EckermanARC MAIN Science 411
MW11:00AM-11:50AMLECM.MartinezARC MAIN Science 41110719Textbook
F11:00AM-12:05PMLECM.MartinezARC MAIN Science 41110719Textbook
MWF12:15PM-02:20PMLABM.MartinezARC MAIN Science 411
TTh12:00PM-01:20PMLECD.SlutskyARC MAIN Science 41110742Textbook
TTh01:30PM-04:35PMLABD.SlutskyARC MAIN Science 411
F05:30PM-06:50PMLECS.RennieARC MAIN Science 41119512Textbook
Su01:30PM-02:50PMLECS.RennieARC MAIN Science 41119512Textbook
F07:00PM-10:05PMLABS.RennieARC MAIN Science 411
Su03:00PM-06:05PMLABS.RennieARC MAIN Science 411
MW05:30PM-06:50PMLECM.WoolseyARC MAIN Science 41110277Textbook
MW07:00PM-10:05PMLABM.WoolseyARC MAIN Science 411
TTh05:30PM-06:50PMLECM.WoolseyARC MAIN Science 41110279Textbook
TTh07:00PM-10:05PMLABM.WoolseyARC MAIN Science 411
TTh04:30PM-05:50PMLECE.GarfieldOff Campus Natomas/Ik D20412240Textbook
TTh06:00PM-09:05PMLABE.GarfieldOff Campus Natomas/Ik D204
NOTE: We will meet on the main ARC campus Thursday, March 28th instead of Natomas. Meet at 4:30pm in room Sci. 412, then at 6:00pm in Sci. 414 after break.
Also, instead of meeting at Natomas Thursday, May 9th there will be a mandatory class on the MAIN CAMPUS of ARC Sat. May 11th for lecture/lab & brain/eyeball dissection 10:30am - 2:05pm in Sci. room 493. In addition, there might be an optional cadaver tour/viewing to help you learn your muscles on Friday, April 12th at 11:30am in Bio 418 on the MAIN CAMPUS of ARC. Do not plan to attend if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

MW04:30PM-05:50PMLECT.Hoban-HigginsOff Campus Natomas/Ik D20320887Textbook
MW06:00PM-09:05PMLABT.Hoban-HigginsOff Campus Natomas/Ik D203
NOTE: In order to allow for us to have dissection/wet labs, there will be two changes to the normal MW class meeting times and location. In both cases, class will be held on Friday from 10:30am to 3:30pm in room 412 on the ARC main campus. These Friday classes will take place on 2/1 and 4/26 and will take the place of that week's regularly scheduled Wednesday class. No class will be held on Wednesday 1/30 and Wednesday 4/24.


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, Jan 19-May 22
MW07:00AM-08:20AMLECD.SlutskyARC MAIN Science 41810281Textbook
MW08:30AM-11:35AMLABD.SlutskyARC MAIN Science 418
MW12:00PM-01:20PMLECM.TorranoARC MAIN Science 41810379Textbook
MW01:30PM-04:35PMLABM.TorranoARC MAIN Science 418
F07:45AM-10:50AMLECJ.MooreARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10410283Textbook
TTh07:45AM-10:50AMLABJ.MooreARC MAIN Science 418
F11:00AM-02:05PMLECJ.MooreARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10410537Textbook
TTh11:00AM-02:05PMLABJ.MooreARC MAIN Science 418
TTh10:00AM-11:20AMLECM.TorranoARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10413306Textbook
TTh11:30AM-02:35PMLABM.TorranoARC MAIN Science 493
TTh02:30PM-03:50PMLECY.ZhaoARC MAIN Science 41812696Textbook
TTh04:00PM-07:05PMLABY.ZhaoARC MAIN Science 418
MW04:00PM-05:20PMLECY.ZhaoARC MAIN Science 49010956Textbook
MW05:30PM-08:35PMLABY.ZhaoARC 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, Jan 19-May 22
MW01:00PM-02:20PMLECJ.HanstadARC MAIN Science 41611322Textbook
MW02:30PM-04:35PMLABJ.HanstadARC MAIN Science 416
TTh08:00AM-09:20AMLECJ.HanstadARC MAIN Science 41611421Textbook
TTh09:30AM-11:35AMLABJ.HanstadARC MAIN Science 416
TTh10:00AM-11:20AMLECA.TelleenARC MAIN Science 49012776Textbook
TTh11:50AM-01:55PMLABA.TelleenARC MAIN Science 416
TTh01:00PM-02:20PMLECJ.HanstadARC MAIN Science 49010257Textbook
TTh02:30PM-04:35PMLABJ.HanstadARC MAIN Science 416
MW06:00PM-07:20PMLECF.FarahnakARC MAIN Science 41610255Textbook
MW07:30PM-09:35PMLABF.FarahnakARC MAIN Science 416
TTh06:00PM-07:20PMLECS.ScottARC MAIN Science 41611022Textbook
TTh07:30PM-09:35PMLABS.ScottARC 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, Jan 19-May 22
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BIOL 482    Honors Marine Biology    4 Units

Prerequisite: Placement into ENGWR 480 through the assessment process.
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 honors level introduction to marine biology. Using a seminar style, it explores physical oceanography, marine algae, marine vertebrate and invertebrate animals, and the ecology of various marine zones. Field trips focusing on inter-tidal organisms of the Central and Northern California Coast are required. A portion of this course may be offered in a TBA component of 54 hours which may include but is not limited to designing and conducting experiments in the rocky intertidal, invertebrate identification, salt marsh ecology, sandy beach ecology, estuary ecology, or comparative anatomy of fishes. The course is not open to students who have completed BIOL 370.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
TTh01:30PM-02:50PMLECM.SweetARC MAIN Science 41213181Textbook
TBATBALABM.Sweet TBA TBA
NOTE: For the above lab section, several field study trips are required. The course is ideal for students who love nature and are willing to work outdoors even if the weather becomes challenging. The field study includes a 3-day tent-camping trip (tentatively scheduled for Thursday May 9th through Saturday May 11th, 2019) and a couple of 1-day trips (tentatively scheduled for Friday 2/1/19, Friday 3/15/19, and Friday 4/5/19). There will also be a few Friday on-campus lab days from 10:30 AM to 1:30PM, tentatively scheduled for 2/8, 2/15, and 2/22 in room 412. In addition, students will complete an individual 1-day trip of their choice. The required cost for the field trips, $36, must be paid to the Business Services office during the second week of the semester. This will be used to pay campground rental and entrance fees associated with the trips above. Contact Michael Sweet at
SweetM@arc.losrios.edu if you require more information about the field study trips.
Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.


BIOL 490    Science Skills and Applications    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: Current enrollment in a science, nutrition or nursing course.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 27 hours LAB
Description: This course offers individualized instructional modules designed to acquire or improve reading skills in the various science classes and in the nursing program. 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, and problem solving. This course is offered in a flexible TBA format of 27 laboratory hours in order to accommodate the student's schedule. Registration is open through the tenth week of the semester. Pass/No Pass only.

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 19-May 22
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BIOL 491    Science Skills and Applications II    .5 Units

Prerequisite: BIOL 490
Corequisite: Current enrollment in a science, nutrition, or nursing course.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 27 hours LAB
Description: This course offers individualized instructional modules designed to acquire or improve study strategies for science, nursing, or nutrition courses. Strategies include goal setting, the intensive study cycle, graphic organizers, constructing and interpreting graphs, mastering science vocabulary, self monitoring while reading, coding method of reading, and advanced problem solving. This course is offered in a flexible TBA format of 27 laboratory hours to accommodate the student's schedule. Registration is open through the ninth week of the semester. Pass/No Pass only.

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 19-May 22
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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, Jan 19-May 22
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