Fall 2014 Class Schedule (ARC)



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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. Activities include simple physiology experiments and demonstrations, and using models and simple dissections to learn anatomy. It meets the minimum requirements for licensed vocational nursing, paramedic, gerontology, and funeral services programs.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC J.Hanstad            ARC MAIN Science 493     10956 
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MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LAB J.Hanstad            ARC MAIN Science 493       
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.Regan              ARC MAIN Science 493     10641 Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LAB D.Regan              ARC MAIN Science 493       
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC K.Bradshaw           ARC MAIN Science 493     10637 Textbook
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LAB K.Bradshaw           ARC MAIN Science 493       
TTh       04:30PM-05:50PM LEC M.Badea-Mic          ARC MAIN Science 493     11313 Textbook
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LAB M.Badea-Mic          ARC MAIN Science 493       
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC D.Regan              ARC MAIN Science 493     11056 Textbook
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC M.Badea-Mic          ARC MAIN Science 493     11056 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB D.Regan              ARC MAIN Science 493       
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB M.Badea-Mic          ARC MAIN Science 493       
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC A.Kaufmann           ARC MAIN Science 414     10639 Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB A.Kaufmann           ARC 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
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides a survey of the basic principles of microbiology. It relates these principles to funeral service education especially as they pertain to disinfection, community health, infectious disease, and embalming practice.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LEC L.Smith              ARC MAIN HeEd 702        11033 
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BIOL 300    The Foundations of Biology    3 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; 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. Concepts 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 16-Dec 12
TTh       06:00PM-09:10PM LEC E.Carlisle           ARC MAIN Science 492     11258 
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Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC G.McCormac           ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 104  12986 Textbook
TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC S.Ramones            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 104  10397 Textbook
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC K.Engstrom           ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 104  10399 Textbook
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Ramones            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 104  10400 Textbook
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC S.Ramones            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 104  10401 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC G.McCormac           ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 104  10402 Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC J.Topinka            ARC MAIN Lib 002         10405 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC J.Topinka            ARC MAIN Lib 002         10403 Textbook
T         04:00PM-07:10PM LEC W.Davis              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 219  10406 Textbook
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC N.Decker             Off Campus Natomas/Ik A103 11250 Textbook
F         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC J.Hanstad            Off Campus McClellan 022 19191 Textbook
TTh       11:45AM-01:05PM LEC D.Carney             Off Campus Natomas N201  11629 Textbook


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, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC K.Bradshaw           ARC MAIN Science 414     13171 
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MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB K.Bradshaw           ARC MAIN Science 414       
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC K.Bradshaw           ARC MAIN Science 414     10385 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB K.Bradshaw           ARC MAIN Science 414       
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC J.Brenchley-Jackson  ARC MAIN Science 492     10383 Textbook
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LAB J.Brenchley-Jackson  ARC 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, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC J.Brenchley-Jackson  ARC MAIN Science 492     10392 
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MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB J.Brenchley-Jackson  ARC MAIN Science 492       
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC J.Brenchley-Jackson  ARC MAIN Science 492     10395 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB J.Brenchley-Jackson  ARC MAIN Science 492       
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Torrano            ARC MAIN Science 492     12011 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LAB M.Torrano            ARC MAIN Science 492       


BIOL 310    General Biology    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 116 and ENGWR 102 with a grade of "C" or better, OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; AND MATH 100, MATH 104 or MATH 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 laboratory course for non-science majors covers basic biological principles and how they relate to humans. Concepts included are 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 23-Dec 18
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC S.Ramones            ARC MAIN Science 412     10565 
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MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LAB S.Ramones            ARC MAIN Science 412       
TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC G.McCormac           ARC MAIN Science 412     10408 Textbook
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LAB G.McCormac           ARC MAIN Science 412       
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC J.Topinka            ARC MAIN Science 412     10414 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LAB J.Topinka            ARC MAIN Science 412       
TTh       10:45AM-12:05PM LEC M.Sweet              ARC MAIN Science 412     10607 Textbook
TTh       12:15PM-01:35PM LAB M.Sweet              ARC MAIN Science 412       
MW        01:45PM-03:05PM LEC M.Sweet              ARC MAIN Science 412     10410 Textbook
MW        03:15PM-04:35PM LAB M.Sweet              ARC MAIN Science 412       
TTh       02:00PM-03:20PM LEC M.Sweet              ARC MAIN Science 412     10412 Textbook
TTh       03:30PM-04:50PM LAB M.Sweet              ARC MAIN Science 412       
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC K.Pellerin           ARC MAIN Science 412     12376 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB K.Pellerin           ARC MAIN Science 412       
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC K.Engstrom           ARC MAIN Science 412     10416 Textbook
TTh       07:00PM-08:20PM LAB K.Engstrom           ARC MAIN Science 412       


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 introductory course covers biological and ecological principles involved in understanding and analyzing environmental problems and exploring scientifically sound conservation techniques. Major topics include the nature of science, population dynamics and distributions, evolution and species extinctions, biodiversity, ecosystem functions, and the interdependence between humans and our environment. This course places emphasis on scientific processes and methodology. Statewide and local environments will be highlighted. Field trips and a semester project may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        08:30AM-09:50AM LEC J.Neale              ARC MAIN ER 001          10567 
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BIOL 400    Principles of Biology    5 Units

Prerequisite: CHEM 400 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ENGWR 102 and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; 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 ; 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        07:20AM-08:40AM LEC G.McCormac           ARC MAIN Science 415     10375 
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MW        08:50AM-11:55AM LAB G.McCormac           ARC MAIN Science 415       
TTh       08:00AM-09:20AM LEC D.Wolfe              ARC MAIN Science 415     10371 Textbook
TTh       09:30AM-12:35PM LAB D.Wolfe              ARC MAIN Science 415       
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC D.Wolfe              ARC MAIN Science 415     10373 Textbook
MW        02:30PM-05:35PM LAB D.Wolfe              ARC 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        12:30PM-01:50PM LEC R.Shahrok            ARC MAIN Science 414     10377 
Textbook
MW        02:00PM-05:05PM LAB R.Shahrok            ARC MAIN Science 414       
TTh       12:30PM-01:50PM LEC R.Shahrok            ARC MAIN Science 414     10379 Textbook
TTh       02:00PM-05:05PM LAB R.Shahrok            ARC MAIN Science 414       


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, genetics, systematics, and comparative anatomy and physiology. One or two field trips per semester are required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC M.Martinez           ARC MAIN Science 415     10381 
Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-05:35PM LAB M.Martinez           ARC 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 102 or ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better AND MATH 120, 124, 125, or 129 with a grade of "C" or better, or placement into transfer-level math and 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       12:30PM-01:50PM LEC M.Torrano            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 104  12374 
Textbook
TTh       02:05PM-05:10PM LAB M.Torrano            ARC MAIN Science 411       
MW        07:15AM-08:35AM LEC D.Slutsky            ARC MAIN Science 411     11214 Textbook
MW        08:45AM-11:50AM LAB D.Slutsky            ARC MAIN Science 411       
TTh       07:15AM-08:20AM LEC M.Woolsey            ARC MAIN Science 411     10419 Textbook
F         07:15AM-08:05AM LEC M.Woolsey            ARC MAIN Science 411     10419 Textbook
TThF      08:30AM-10:35AM LAB M.Woolsey            ARC MAIN Science 411       
MW        10:30AM-11:35AM LEC P.Eckerman           ARC MAIN Science 493     11212 Textbook
F         10:30AM-11:20AM LEC P.Eckerman           ARC MAIN Science 493     11212 Textbook
MWF       11:45AM-01:50PM LAB P.Eckerman           ARC MAIN Science 493       
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC M.Martinez           ARC MAIN Science 411     11216 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-04:35PM LAB M.Martinez           ARC MAIN Science 411       
TTh       10:45AM-11:50AM LEC M.Woolsey            ARC MAIN Science 411     11307 Textbook
F         10:45AM-11:35AM LEC M.Woolsey            ARC MAIN Science 411     11307 Textbook
TThF      12:00PM-02:05PM LAB M.Woolsey            ARC MAIN Science 411       
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC J.Moore              ARC MAIN Science 411     11218 Textbook
MW        07:00PM-10:05PM LAB J.Moore              ARC MAIN Science 411       
MW        02:00PM-03:05PM LEC P.Eckerman           ARC MAIN Science 493     11220 Textbook
F         02:00PM-02:50PM LEC P.Eckerman           ARC MAIN Science 493     11220 Textbook
MWF       03:15PM-05:20PM LAB P.Eckerman           ARC MAIN Science 493       
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC J.Moore              ARC MAIN Science 411     10424 Textbook
TTh       07:00PM-10:05PM LAB J.Moore              ARC MAIN Science 411       
MW        04:30PM-05:50PM LEC T.Hoban-Higgins      Off Campus Natomas/Ik D203 10422 Textbook
MW        06:00PM-09:05PM LAB T.Hoban-Higgins      Off Campus Natomas/Ik D203   
TTh       04:30PM-05:50PM LEC E.Garfield           Off Campus Natomas/Ik D203 12937 Textbook
TTh       06:00PM-09:05PM LAB E.Garfield           Off Campus Natomas/Ik D203   


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.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        07:15AM-08:20AM LEC D.Won                ARC MAIN Science 418     10426 
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F         07:15AM-08:05AM LEC D.Won                ARC MAIN Science 418     10426 Textbook
MWF       08:30AM-10:35AM LAB D.Won                ARC MAIN Science 418       
TTh       07:15AM-08:35AM LEC L.Smith              ARC MAIN Science 418     10428 Textbook
TTh       08:45AM-11:50AM LAB L.Smith              ARC MAIN Science 418       
MW        11:00AM-12:05PM LEC D.Won                ARC MAIN Science 418     10578 Textbook
F         11:00AM-11:50AM LEC D.Won                ARC MAIN Science 418     10578 Textbook
MWF       12:15PM-02:20PM LAB D.Won                ARC MAIN Science 418       
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC D.Slutsky            ARC MAIN Science 418     10905 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-04:35PM LAB D.Slutsky            ARC MAIN Science 418       
MW        02:30PM-03:50PM LEC Y.Zhao               ARC MAIN Science 418     10430 Textbook
MW        04:00PM-07:05PM LAB Y.Zhao               ARC MAIN Science 418       
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC Y.Zhao               ARC MAIN Science 418     11058 Textbook
TTh       07:00PM-10:05PM LAB Y.Zhao               ARC 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 23-Dec 18
MW        08:00AM-09:20AM LEC L.Smith              ARC MAIN Science 416     11060 
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MW        09:30AM-11:35AM LAB L.Smith              ARC MAIN Science 416       
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC A.Telleen            ARC MAIN Science 416     10389 Textbook
TTh       03:00PM-05:05PM LAB A.Telleen            ARC MAIN Science 416       
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC F.Farahnak           ARC MAIN Science 416     11652 Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-09:35PM LAB F.Farahnak           ARC MAIN Science 416       
TTh       08:00AM-09:20AM LEC J.Miller             ARC MAIN Science 416     10387 Textbook
TTh       09:30AM-11:35AM LAB J.Miller             ARC MAIN Science 416       
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC S.Scott              ARC MAIN Science 416     12372 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-09:35PM LAB S.Scott              ARC MAIN Science 416       


BIOL 442    General Bacteriology    5 Units

Prerequisite: CHEM 306 (Introduction to Chemistry), OR 309 (Integrated General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry), OR 400 (General Chemistry) with a grade of "C" or better; OR CHEM 305 (Introduction to Chemistry) AND BIOL 300 (The Foundations of Biology), or 303 (Survey of Biology), or 310 (General Biology) 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. It examines their cellular and molecular structure, physiology, metabolism, and genetics. Laboratory work introduces methods for cultivating and characterizing microorganisms.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC J.Miller             ARC MAIN Science 416     11921 
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MW        02:30PM-05:35PM LAB J.Miller             ARC MAIN Science 416       


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, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        02:00PM-03:20PM LEC J.Topinka            ARC MAIN Science 492     12141 
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F         10:30AM-01:35PM LAB J.Topinka            ARC MAIN Science 492       
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 November 6th, 2014 through Saturday November 8th, 2014) and a couple of 1-day trips (tentatively scheduled for Friday, 10/17/14, and Friday, 12/5/14). There will also be a few Friday on-campus lab days from 10:30 AM to 1:35 PM, tentatively scheduled for 9/12/14, 10/10/14,and 11/14/14. In addition, students will complete an individual 1-day trip of their choice. The required cost for the field trips, $35, 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 Rick Topinka at topinkj@arc.losrios.edu if you require more information about the field 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, Aug 23-Dec 18
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Levy               ARC MAIN Portable 491    10625 
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4.5 TBA hours per week for 6 weeks or equivalent

TBA       TBA             LAB M.Martinez           ARC MAIN Portable 491    10626 Textbook
4.5 TBA hours per week for 6 weeks or equivalent

TBA       TBA             LAB S.Ramones            ARC MAIN Portable 491    10628 Textbook
4.5 TBA hours per week for 6 weeks or equivalent

TBA       TBA             LAB P.Eckerman           ARC MAIN Portable 491    10629 Textbook
4.5 TBA hours per week for 6 weeks or equivalent

TBA       TBA             LAB J.Hanstad            ARC MAIN Portable 491    10630 Textbook
4.5 TBA hours per week for 6 weeks or equivalent

TBA       TBA             LAB L.Zarzana            ARC MAIN Portable 491    10631 Textbook
4.5 TBA hours per week for 6 weeks or equivalent

TBA       TBA             LAB D.Won                ARC MAIN Portable 491    10632 Textbook
4.5 TBA hours per week for 6 weeks or equivalent

TBA       TBA             LAB T.Hilger-Estrada     ARC MAIN Portable 491    11436 Textbook
4.5 TBA hours per week for 6 weeks or equivalent


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, Aug 23-Dec 18
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Haag               ARC MAIN Portable 491    20122 
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4.5 TBA hours per week for 6 weeks or equivalent

TBA       TBA             LAB M.Payne              ARC MAIN Portable 491    20123 Textbook
4.5 TBA hours per week for 6 weeks or equivalent


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 23-Dec 18
TBA       TBA             LAB L.Smith               TBA TBA                 19105 
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Fall 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: November 24, 2014