Fall 2018 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. This course meets the minimum science requirements for Paramedic, Healthcare Interpreting, Gerontology, Health Care, and Funeral Service programs.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW07:00AM-08:20AMLECM.HoldgateARC MAIN Science 49310712Textbook
MW08:30AM-09:50AMLABM.HoldgateARC MAIN Science 493
TTh08:30AM-09:50AMLECE.LindgrenARC MAIN Science 49310525Textbook
TTh10:00AM-11:20AMLABE.LindgrenARC MAIN Science 493
TTh01:30PM-02:50PMLECK.BradshawARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10410521Textbook
TTh03:00PM-04:20PMLABK.BradshawARC MAIN Science 493
MW03:30PM-04:50PMLECS.RennieARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10410984Textbook
MW05:00PM-06:20PMLABS.RennieARC MAIN Science 493
MW06:30PM-07:50PMLECM.Bodeo-MicARC MAIN Science 49310785Textbook
MW08:00PM-09:20PMLABM.Bodeo-MicARC MAIN Science 493
TTh05:30PM-06:50PMLECJ.ManteyARC MAIN Science 49310523Textbook
TTh07:00PM-08:20PMLABJ.ManteyARC MAIN Science 493

BIOL 130    Microbiology for Funeral Services    3 Units

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

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh03:00PM-04:20PMLECJ.HanstadARC MAIN Science 49010764Textbook

BIOL 295    Independent Studies in Biology    1-3 Units

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

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TBATBALABM.Martinez TBA TBA20448TextbookFree Digital Book

BIOL 300    The Foundations of Biology    3 Units

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

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14

MW12:00PM-03:05PMLECE.LindgrenARC MAIN Tech Ed 32510320Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECM.HolmesARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10412558Textbook
TTh07:30AM-08:50AMLECK.GerhartARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10410316Textbook
MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECD.CarneyARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10410317Textbook
TTh12:00PM-01:20PMLECM.HolmesARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10410318Textbook
MW12:00PM-01:20PMLECS.RamonesARC MAIN Science 49211907Textbook
TTh03:00PM-04:20PMLECM.SweetARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10410319Textbook
TTh06:00PM-07:20PMLECK.EngstromARC MAIN Science 42612559Textbook
M06:00PM-09:15PMLECK.EngstromOff Campus Natomas/Ik D20410935Textbook
TBATBALECJ.RobertsOff Campus McClellan ONLINE12247Textbook
Special Note: This course will be taught via the Canvas Learning Management System. It is not a self-paced class and will include weekly online lecture videos, discussions, and quizzes, as well as several online midterms and an in-person final exam. Communication prior to the start of class will be sent to student's official ARC Gmail account. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECS.RamonesARC MAIN Online 10314Textbook
Optional Orientation: Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 6:00PM-6:30PM, Rm 425
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

Special Note: This course will be taught via the Canvas Learning Management System. It is not a self-paced class and will include weekly online lecture videos, discussions, and quizzes, as well as several online midterms and an in-person final exam. Communication prior to the start of class will be sent to student's official ARC Gmail account.
TBATBALECW.DavisARC MAIN Online 10321TextbookFree Digital Book
Special Note: This course will be taught via the Canvas Learning Management System. It is not a self-paced class and there are deadlines for each module, but it is designed to allow you to learn the material while balancing other responsibilities. The course will include short videos, readings, exercises, discussions, quizzes, several short writings, online midterms and a final exam. Communication prior to the start of class will be sent to student's official ARC Gmail account. Want to know more about the instructor and his approach to teaching and learning? Then look up William Davis at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory .


BIOL 303    Survey of Biology    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 100, 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 25-Dec 20

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECK.BradshawARC MAIN Science 49211974Textbook
MW10:30AM-11:50AMLABK.BradshawARC MAIN Science 492
TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECK.BradshawARC MAIN Science 41410302Textbook
TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLABK.BradshawARC MAIN Science 414
MW06:00PM-07:20PMLECT.NicholsARC MAIN Science 49210300Textbook
MW07:30PM-08:50PMLABT.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, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECS.RamonesARC MAIN Science 49210309Textbook
TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLABS.RamonesARC MAIN Science 492

BIOL 310    General Biology    4 Units

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

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW07:30AM-08:50AMLECD.WolfeARC MAIN Science 41210462Textbook
MW09:00AM-10:20AMLABD.WolfeARC MAIN Science 412
TTh07:30AM-08:50AMLECM.HolmesARC MAIN Science 41210322Textbook
TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLABM.HolmesARC MAIN Science 412
MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECM.HolmesARC MAIN Science 41210328Textbook
MW12:00PM-01:20PMLABM.HolmesARC MAIN Science 412
TTh10:45AM-12:05PMLECM.SweetARC MAIN Science 41210497Textbook
TTh12:15PM-01:35PMLABM.SweetARC MAIN Science 412
MW01:30PM-02:50PMLECJ.TopinkaARC MAIN Science 41210324Textbook
MW03:00PM-04:20PMLABJ.TopinkaARC MAIN Science 412
TTh02:00PM-03:20PMLECJ.TopinkaARC MAIN Science 41210326Textbook
TTh03:30PM-04:50PMLABJ.TopinkaARC MAIN Science 412
MW06:00PM-07:20PMLECK.PerezARC MAIN Science 41211618Textbook
MW07:30PM-08:50PMLABK.PerezARC MAIN Science 412
TTh05:30PM-06:50PMLECK.PellerinARC MAIN Science 41210330Textbook
TTh07:00PM-08:20PMLABK.PellerinARC MAIN Science 412
TBATBALECJ.RobertsARC MAIN Online 13078Textbook
F08:30AM-11:50AMLABJ.RobertsARC MAIN Science 412
Optional Orientation: Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 6:30PM-7:00PM, Rm 490
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

Special Note: This is a hybrid course with lectures taught online (via the Canvas Learning Management System) AND weekly Friday face-to-face laboratory meetings. It is not a self-paced class and the online portion will include weekly online lecture videos, discussions, and quizzes. Midterms and final exam will be face-to-face. Communication prior to the start of class will be sent to student's official ARC Gmail account.

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 25-Dec 20

TTh03:00PM-04:20PMLECJ.NealeARC MAIN Science 42419107Textbook

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 25-Dec 20

MW02:00PM-03:20PMLECD.CarneyARC MAIN Science 49212560Textbook
TBATBALABD.Carney TBA TBA
NOTE: For the above lab section, we do not meet on a weekly basis. Instead, several classroom and field study trips are required. This course is ideal for students who love nature and are willing to work outdoors even if the weather becomes challenging. The mandatory labs are scheduled for the following dates and times in particular; you must attend the Thursday, 11/8 tidepooling trip in order to complete your field journal:
Friday, 9/14, 9 am - 1 pm; on campus
Friday, 9/21, 9 am - 1 pm; on campus
Saturday, 9/29, 7:30 am - 7:30 pm; Field trip lab
Friday, 10/12, 9 am - 1 pm; on campus
Friday, 10/26, 9 am - 1 pm; on campus
Thursday, 11/8, 8 am - 8:30 pm; Field trip lab
Saturday, 11/17 or 11/20 8 am - 1:30 pm Field trip lab


BIOL 400    Principles of Biology    5 Units

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

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW07:20AM-08:40AMLECJ.TopinkaARC MAIN Science 41510294Textbook
MW08:50AM-11:55AMLABJ.TopinkaARC MAIN Science 415
TTh08:00AM-09:20AMLECD.WolfeARC MAIN Science 41510290Textbook
TTh09:30AM-12:35PMLABD.WolfeARC MAIN Science 415
MW01:00PM-02:20PMLECD.WolfeARC MAIN Science 41510292Textbook
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, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh12:30PM-01:50PMLECR.ShahrokARC MAIN Science 41410296Textbook
TTh02:00PM-05:05PMLABR.ShahrokARC MAIN Science 414
This course has required field trips. Course fees include one entrance fee of approximately $8 and parking costs of approximately $14. Additional field trips may be required with variable $5 to $20 fees.


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

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

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECR.ShahrokARC MAIN Science 41412829Textbook
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 BIOL 415, one to the California Academy of Sciences and one to the Sacramento Zoo. The total cost is about $31. Additional field trips may be required with variable $5 to $20 fees. 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 41412768Textbook
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 BIOL 415, one to the California Academy of Sciences and one to the Sacramento Zoo. The total cost is about $31. Additional field trips may be required with variable $5 to $20 fees. 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, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh01:00PM-02:20PMLECM.MartinezARC MAIN Science 41510298Textbook
TTh02:30PM-05:35PMLABM.MartinezARC MAIN Science 415

BIOL 430    Anatomy and Physiology    5 Units

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

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW07:00AM-08:20AMLECD.SlutskyARC MAIN Science 41110906Textbook
MW08:30AM-11:35AMLABD.SlutskyARC MAIN Science 411
TThF07:30AM-08:20AMLECJ.MooreARC MAIN Science 41110333Textbook
TThF08:30AM-10:35AMLABJ.MooreARC MAIN Science 411
MW10:00AM-10:50AMLECP.EckermanARC MAIN Science 49310904Textbook
F10:00AM-11:05AMLECP.EckermanARC MAIN Science 49310904Textbook
MWF11:15AM-01:20PMLABP.EckermanARC MAIN Science 493
TTh10:00AM-11:20AMLECM.TorranoARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10411616Textbook
TTh11:30AM-02:35PMLABM.TorranoARC MAIN Science 493
TThF11:00AM-11:50AMLECJ.MooreARC MAIN Science 41110978Textbook
TThF12:00PM-02:05PMLABJ.MooreARC MAIN Science 411
MW12:00PM-01:20PMLECM.TorranoARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10412831Textbook
MW01:30PM-04:35PMLABM.TorranoARC MAIN Science 411
MW04:00PM-05:20PMLECY.ZhaoARC MAIN Science 41810910Textbook
MW05:30PM-08:35PMLABY.ZhaoARC MAIN Science 411
MW01:30PM-02:20PMLECP.EckermanARC MAIN Science 49310912Textbook
F01:30PM-02:35PMLECP.EckermanARC MAIN Science 49310912Textbook
MWF02:45PM-04:50PMLABP.EckermanARC MAIN Science 493
F05:30PM-06:50PMLECD.ReganARC MAIN Science 41112562Textbook
Su01:30PM-02:50PMLECD.ReganARC MAIN Science 41112562Textbook
F07:00PM-10:05PMLABD.ReganARC MAIN Science 411
Su03:00PM-06:05PMLABD.ReganARC MAIN Science 411
MW02:30PM-03:50PMLECM.MartinezARC MAIN Science 41819467Textbook
MW11:45AM-01:20PMLABM.MartinezARC MAIN Science 411
F02:15PM-05:20PMLABM.MartinezARC MAIN Science 411
TTh02:30PM-03:50PMLECY.ZhaoARC MAIN Science 41110338Textbook
TTh04:00PM-07:05PMLABY.ZhaoARC MAIN Science 411
MW04:30PM-05:50PMLECT.Hoban-HigginsOff Campus Natomas/Ik D20310336Textbook
MW06:00PM-09:05PMLABT.Hoban-HigginsOff Campus Natomas/Ik D203
TTh04:30PM-05:50PMLECE.GarfieldOff Campus Natomas/Ik D20411883Textbook
TTh06:00PM-09:05PMLABE.GarfieldOff Campus Natomas/Ik D204

BIOL 431    Anatomy and Physiology    5 Units

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

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW07:30AM-08:20AMLECD.WonARC MAIN Science 41810340Textbook
F07:30AM-08:35AMLECD.WonARC MAIN Science 41810340Textbook
MWF08:45AM-10:50AMLABD.WonARC MAIN Science 418
TTh07:00AM-08:20AMLECL.SmithARC MAIN Science 41810342Textbook
TTh08:30AM-11:35AMLABL.SmithARC MAIN Science 418
MW11:00AM-11:50AMLECD.WonARC MAIN Science 41810473Textbook
F11:00AM-12:05PMLECD.WonARC MAIN Science 41810473Textbook
MWF12:15PM-02:20PMLABD.WonARC MAIN Science 418
TTh12:00PM-01:20PMLECD.SlutskyARC MAIN Science 41810676Textbook
TTh01:30PM-04:35PMLABD.SlutskyARC MAIN Science 418
MW05:30PM-06:50PMLECM.WoolseyARC MAIN Science 41810344Textbook
MW07:00PM-10:05PMLABM.WoolseyARC MAIN Science 418
TTh05:30PM-06:50PMLECM.WoolseyARC MAIN Science 41810787Textbook
TTh07:00PM-10:05PMLABM.WoolseyARC MAIN Science 418

BIOL 440    General Microbiology    4 Units

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

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW01:00PM-02:20PMLECJ.HanstadARC MAIN Science 41610789Textbook
MW02:30PM-04:35PMLABJ.HanstadARC MAIN Science 416
TTh01:30PM-02:50PMLECD.SundinARC MAIN Science 49010306Textbook
TTh03:00PM-05:05PMLABD.SundinARC MAIN Science 416
TTh06:00PM-07:20PMLECS.ScottARC MAIN Science 41611216Textbook
TTh07:30PM-09:35PMLABS.ScottARC MAIN Science 416
TTh08:00AM-09:20AMLECJ.HanstadARC MAIN Science 41610304Textbook
TTh09:30AM-11:35AMLABJ.HanstadARC MAIN Science 416
MW06:00PM-07:20PMLECF.FarahnakARC MAIN Science 41611614Textbook
MW07:30PM-09:35PMLABF.FarahnakARC MAIN Science 416
TTh10:00AM-11:20AMLECA.TelleenARC MAIN Science 49012677Textbook
TTh11:50AM-01:55PMLABA.TelleenARC MAIN Science 416

BIOL 442    General Microbiology and Public Health    5 Units

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

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW08:00AM-09:20AMLECL.SmithARC MAIN Science 41611384Textbook
MW09:30AM-12:35PMLABL.SmithARC MAIN Science 416

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 25-Dec 20

TBATBALABM.MartinezARC MAIN Science 49110511TextbookFree Digital Book
4.5 TBA hours per week for 6 weeks or equivalent

TBATBALABJ.HanstadARC MAIN Science 49110512Textbook
4.5 TBA hours per week for 6 weeks or equivalent

TBATBALABK.GerhartARC MAIN Science 49110513Textbook
4.5 TBA hours per week for 6 weeks or equivalent

TBATBALABJ.MooreARC MAIN Science 49110514Textbook
4.5 TBA hours per week for 6 weeks or equivalent

TBATBALABD.WonARC MAIN Science 49110515Textbook
4.5 TBA hours per week for 6 weeks or equivalent

TBATBALABL.ZarzanaARC MAIN Science 49110516Textbook
4.5 TBA hours per week for 6 weeks or equivalent

TBATBALABO.InozemtevaARC MAIN Science 49110517Textbook
4.5 TBA hours per week for 6 weeks or equivalent

TBATBALABS.GhasemiyehARC MAIN Science 49111071Textbook
4.5 TBA hours per week for 6 weeks or equivalent

TBATBALABJ.MooreARC MAIN Science 49112620Textbook
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 25-Dec 20

TBATBALABL.ZarzanaARC MAIN Science 49112342TextbookFree Digital Book
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 25-Dec 20

TBATBALABM.Martinez TBA TBA12206TextbookFree Digital Book
TBATBALABD.Sundin TBA TBA21347Textbook
TBATBALABD.Sundin TBA TBA21348Textbook
TBATBALABL.Zarzana TBA TBA21407Textbook
TBATBALABL.Zarzana TBA TBA21408Textbook

Fall 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: November 9, 2018