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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 22-Dec 17
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC J.Hanstad            ARC MAIN Science 493     10870 
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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     10618 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     10614 Textbook
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LAB K.Bradshaw           ARC MAIN Science 493       
TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC M.Badea-Mic          ARC MAIN Science 493     11202 Textbook
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LAB M.Badea-Mic          ARC MAIN Science 493       
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC J.Clemens            ARC MAIN Science 493     10961 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB J.Clemens            ARC MAIN Science 493       
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC A.Kaufmann           ARC MAIN Science 493     10616 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 22-Dec 17
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LEC L.Smith              ARC MAIN HeEd 702        10938 
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BIOL 299    Experimental Offering in Biology    .5-4 Units

Prerequisite: None
Hours: 54 hours LEC

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 15-Dec 11
F         03:30PM-06:40PM LEC J.Moore              ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 104  20245 
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Sa        10:00AM-01:10PM LEC J.Moore              ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 104  20245 Textbook
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Units: 3
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in anatomy and physiology courses required for allied health majors. It provides basic skills in math, chemistry, anatomical terminology, and cell biology.


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 15-Dec 11
TTh       06:00PM-09:10PM LEC D.Carney             ARC MAIN Science 492     11152 
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Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC D.Regan              ARC MAIN Science 490     19512 Textbook
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Ramones            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 104  10385 Textbook
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC S.Ramones            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 104  10386 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC G.McCormac           ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 104  10387 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC G.McCormac           ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 104  12528 Textbook
MW        04:00PM-05:20PM LEC M.Schmid             ARC MAIN Science 492     10384 Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC K.Engstrom           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     10390 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC K.Engstrom           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     10388 Textbook
T         04:00PM-07:05PM LEC W.Davis              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 219  10391 Textbook
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC M.Schmid             ARC MAIN Science 425     19513 Textbook
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC N.Decker             Off Campus Natomas/Ik A103 11144 Textbook
F         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC J.Hanstad            Off Campus McClellan 022 13127 Textbook
TTh       11:00AM-12:20PM LEC D.Carney             Off Campus Natomas N201  11483 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Ramones            ARC MAIN Online          10382 Textbook
Optional Orientation: Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 6:00PM-7:00PM, Rm 492
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Special Note: This course will be taught via the D2L Learning Management System 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.


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 22-Dec 17
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC K.Bradshaw           ARC MAIN Science 414     12625 
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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     10370 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB K.Bradshaw           ARC MAIN Science 414       
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC P.Grof-Tisza         ARC MAIN Science 492     10368 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB P.Grof-Tisza         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 22-Dec 17
TTh       02:00PM-03:20PM LEC J.Brenchley-Jackson  ARC MAIN Science 492     10377 
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TTh       03:30PM-04:50PM LAB J.Brenchley-Jackson  ARC MAIN Science 492       
TTh       10:00AM-11:20AM LEC J.Brenchley-Jackson  ARC MAIN Science 492     10380 Textbook
TTh       11:30AM-12:50PM LAB J.Brenchley-Jackson  ARC MAIN Science 492       
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Torrano            ARC MAIN Science 492     11827 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 22-Dec 17
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC S.Ramones            ARC MAIN Science 412     10546 
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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     10393 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     10399 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     10587 Textbook
TTh       12:15PM-01:35PM LAB M.Sweet              ARC MAIN Science 412       
MW        01:45PM-03:05PM LEC A.Lavelle            ARC MAIN Science 412     10395 Textbook
MW        03:15PM-04:35PM LAB A.Lavelle            ARC MAIN Science 412       
TTh       02:00PM-03:20PM LEC M.Sweet              ARC MAIN Science 412     10397 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     12112 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB K.Pellerin           ARC MAIN Science 412       
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC G.Benn               ARC MAIN Science 412     10401 Textbook
TTh       07:00PM-08:20PM LAB G.Benn               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 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 22-Dec 17
MW        08:30AM-09:50AM LEC J.Neale              ARC MAIN ER 001          10548 
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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, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC J.Topinka            ARC MAIN Science 492     19516 
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F         10:30AM-01:35PM LAB J.Topinka            ARC MAIN Science 414       
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 Wednesday October 28th through Friday October 30th, 2015) and a couple of 1-day trips (tentatively scheduled for Friday, 11/13/15, and Friday, 12/04/15). There will also be a few Friday on-campus lab days from 10:35AM to 1:35PM, tentatively scheduled for 9/18, 10/2, 10/16. 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 submit a request for the field trip fee to be waived.


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 22-Dec 17
MW        07:20AM-08:40AM LEC G.McCormac           ARC MAIN Science 415     10360 
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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     10356 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     10358 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. (Part of C-ID BIOL 130S)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        12:30PM-01:50PM LEC R.Shahrok            ARC MAIN Science 414     10362 
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MW        02:00PM-05:05PM LAB R.Shahrok            ARC MAIN Science 414       
TTh       12:30PM-01:50PM LEC R.Shahrok            ARC MAIN Science 414     10364 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, systematics, ecology, and comparative anatomy and physiology. Field trips may be required. (Part of C-ID BIOL 130S)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC M.Martinez           ARC MAIN Science 415     10366 
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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 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 22-Dec 17
TTh       12:40PM-02:00PM LEC M.Torrano            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 104  12110 
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TTh       02:15PM-05:20PM LAB M.Torrano            ARC MAIN Science 411       
MW        07:15AM-08:35AM LEC D.Slutsky            ARC MAIN Science 411     11111 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     10404 Textbook
F         07:15AM-08:05AM LEC M.Woolsey            ARC MAIN Science 411     10404 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     11109 Textbook
F         10:30AM-11:20AM LEC P.Eckerman           ARC MAIN Science 493     11109 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     11113 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-04:35PM LAB M.Martinez           ARC MAIN Science 411       
TThF      10:45AM-11:35AM LEC M.Woolsey            ARC MAIN Science 411     11196 Textbook
TThF      12:00PM-02:05PM LAB M.Woolsey            ARC MAIN Science 411       
MW        04:30PM-05:50PM LEC J.Moore              ARC MAIN Science 490     11115 Textbook
MW        06:00PM-09:05PM LAB J.Moore              ARC MAIN Science 411       
MW        02:00PM-03:05PM LEC P.Eckerman           ARC MAIN Science 493     11117 Textbook
F         02:00PM-02:50PM LEC P.Eckerman           ARC MAIN Science 493     11117 Textbook
MWF       03:15PM-05:20PM LAB P.Eckerman           ARC MAIN Science 493       
F         05:30PM-06:50PM LEC B.Gangursky          ARC MAIN Science 411     19518 Textbook
Su        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC B.Gangursky          ARC MAIN Science 411     19518 Textbook
F         07:00PM-10:05PM LAB B.Gangursky          ARC MAIN Science 411       
Su        03:00PM-06:05PM LAB B.Gangursky          ARC MAIN Science 411       
TTh       04:30PM-05:50PM LEC J.Moore              ARC MAIN Science 490     10409 Textbook
TTh       06:00PM-09:05PM LAB J.Moore              ARC MAIN Science 411       
MW        04:30PM-05:50PM LEC T.Hoban-Higgins      Off Campus Natomas/Ik D203 10407 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 12493 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. (C-ID BIOL 115S; Part of C-ID BIOL 115S)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        07:15AM-08:20AM LEC D.Won                ARC MAIN Science 418     10411 
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F         07:15AM-08:05AM LEC D.Won                ARC MAIN Science 418     10411 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     10413 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     10559 Textbook
F         11:00AM-11:50AM LEC D.Won                ARC MAIN Science 418     10559 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     10824 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     10415 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     10963 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 22-Dec 17
MW        08:00AM-09:20AM LEC L.Smith              ARC MAIN Science 416     10965 
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MW        09:30AM-11:35AM LAB L.Smith              ARC MAIN Science 416       
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC K.Kubo               ARC MAIN Science 490     10374 Textbook
TTh       03:00PM-05:05PM LAB K.Kubo               ARC MAIN Science 416       
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC F.Farahnak           ARC MAIN Science 416     11504 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     10372 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     12108 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-09:35PM LAB S.Scott              ARC MAIN Science 416       
TTh       10:00AM-11:20AM LEC A.Telleen            ARC MAIN Science 490     20481 Textbook
TTh       11:45AM-01:50PM LAB A.Telleen            ARC MAIN Science 416       


BIOL 442    General Microbiology and Public Health    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 22-Dec 17
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC J.Miller             ARC MAIN Science 416     11747 
Textbook
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 22-Dec 17
MW        02:00PM-03:20PM LEC M.Sweet              ARC MAIN Science 492     11922 
Textbook
F         10:30AM-01:35PM LAB M.Sweet              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 Wednesday October 28th through Friday October 30th, 2015) and a couple of 1-day trips (tentatively scheduled for Friday, 10/9/15, and Friday, 11/20/15). There will also be a few Friday on-campus lab days from 10:30 AM to 1:35PM, tentatively scheduled for 9/11, 9/25, 10/2, 10/16, and 12/11. 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 Michael Sweet at sweetm@arc.losrios.edu if you require more information about the field trips. Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may submit a request for the field trip fee to 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 22-Dec 17
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Martinez            TBA TBA                 10603 
Textbook
4.5 TBA hours per week for 6 weeks or equivalent

TBA       TBA             LAB J.Hanstad             TBA TBA                 10604 Textbook
4.5 TBA hours per week for 6 weeks or equivalent

TBA       TBA             LAB S.Ramones             TBA TBA                 10605 Textbook
4.5 TBA hours per week for 6 weeks or equivalent

TBA       TBA             LAB J.Topinka             TBA TBA                 10606 Textbook
4.5 TBA hours per week for 6 weeks or equivalent

TBA       TBA             LAB D.Won                 TBA TBA                 10607 Textbook
4.5 TBA hours per week for 6 weeks or equivalent

TBA       TBA             LAB J.Brenchley-Jackson   TBA TBA                 10608 Textbook
4.5 TBA hours per week for 6 weeks or equivalent

TBA       TBA             LAB V.Wheaton             TBA TBA                 10609 Textbook
4.5 TBA hours per week for 6 weeks or equivalent

TBA       TBA             LAB T.Atkins              TBA TBA                 11312 Textbook
4.5 TBA hours per week for 6 weeks or equivalent

TBA       TBA             LAB T.Atkins              TBA TBA                 19992 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 22-Dec 17
TBA       TBA             LAB L.Zarzana             TBA TBA                 13502 
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 22-Dec 17
TBA       TBA             LAB L.Smith               TBA TBA                 13077 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Topinka             TBA TBA                 20682 Textbook

Fall 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: December 8, 2015