Spring 2015 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, Jan 17-May 20
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC J.Hanstad            ARC MAIN Science 493     11688 
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MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC M.Badea-Mic          ARC MAIN Science 493     11688 Textbook
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LAB J.Hanstad            ARC MAIN Science 493       
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LAB M.Badea-Mic          ARC MAIN Science 493       
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC K.Bradshaw           ARC MAIN Science 493     11423 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LAB K.Bradshaw           ARC MAIN Science 493       
F         08:30AM-11:35AM LEC J.Hanstad            ARC MAIN Science 493     14066 Textbook
F         12:15PM-03:20PM LAB J.Hanstad            ARC MAIN Science 493       
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC D.Regan              ARC MAIN Science 493     11421 Textbook
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LAB D.Regan              ARC MAIN Science 493       
TTh       03:30PM-04:50PM LEC K.Bradshaw           ARC MAIN Science 490     14333 Textbook
TTh       05:00PM-06:20PM LAB K.Bradshaw           ARC MAIN Science 493       
TTh       06:30PM-07:50PM LEC A.Oliver Graybill    ARC MAIN Science 493     11961 Textbook
TTh       08:00PM-09:20PM LAB A.Oliver Graybill    ARC MAIN Science 493       
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC M.Badea-Mic          ARC MAIN Science 493     11766 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB M.Badea-Mic          ARC MAIN Science 493       
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC D.Regan              Off Campus Natomas/Ik D204 13729 Textbook
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC K.Bradshaw           Off Campus Natomas/Ik D204 13729 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB D.Regan              Off Campus Natomas/Ik D204   
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB K.Bradshaw           Off Campus Natomas/Ik D204   


BIOL 103    Human Anatomy for Funeral Services    4 Units

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

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
F         10:00AM-01:05PM LEC D.Won                ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 112  12811 
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F         01:15PM-04:20PM LAB D.Won                ARC MAIN Science 418       
Enrollment Limitation will not be required this spring semester as the lab will meet on campus in room 418.


BIOL 295    Independent Studies in Biology    1-3 Units

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

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LAB L.Smith               TBA TBA                 19869 
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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, Mar 17-May 14
TTh       12:00PM-03:05PM LEC M.Schmid             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     20976 
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Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC S.Ramones            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 104  11934 Textbook
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Ramones            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 104  11244 Textbook
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC G.McCormac           ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 104  11245 Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC S.Ramones            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 104  11246 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC G.McCormac           ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 104  11247 Textbook
MW        10:00AM-11:20AM LEC J.Topinka            ARC MAIN Science 420     11248 Textbook
MW        02:00PM-03:20PM LEC M.Schmid             ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 112  20574 Textbook
M         04:00PM-07:15PM LEC M.Schmid             ARC MAIN Science 425     13076 Textbook
F         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC A.Kaufmann           Off Campus McClellan 022 12657 Textbook
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC K.Engstrom           Off Campus Natomas N201  12456 Textbook
TTh       12:30PM-01:50PM LEC K.Engstrom           Off Campus Natomas N201  12452 Textbook


BIOL 301    Evolution    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 non-science majors course is an introduction to evolutionary biology. It explores the history of life and the mechanisms that give rise to the diversity of life on earth. Topics include the scientific method, the history of evolutionary thought, the origins of life, population genetics, speciation, evolutionary developmental biology and systematics.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LEC J.Topinka            ARC MAIN Science 412     19060 
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BIOL 303    Survey of Biology    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 100, MATH 104, or MATH 132; AND ENGRD 116 and ENGWR 102, OR ESLR 320; and ESLW 320 with a grade of C or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the basic principles of cell biology, genetics (transmission and molecular), ecology, and evolution. Emphasis is also placed on the interrelationships among living organisms, and on the relationship of biological structures and functions. Plant and animal dissection are included as part of the laboratory activities. This course provides science preparation for those entering a Multiple Subject Teacher Credential Program and is taught with an inquiry-based approach. Field trips are required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        11:00AM-12:20PM LEC M.Sweet              ARC MAIN Science 492     13093 
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MW        12:30PM-01:50PM LAB M.Sweet              ARC MAIN Science 492       
MW        02:30PM-03:50PM LEC M.Sweet              ARC MAIN Science 492     11229 Textbook
MW        04:00PM-05:20PM LAB M.Sweet              ARC MAIN Science 492       
TTh       02:00PM-03:20PM LEC P.Grof-Tisza         ARC MAIN Science 492     13817 Textbook
TTh       03:30PM-04:50PM LAB P.Grof-Tisza         ARC MAIN Science 492       
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC K.Bradshaw           ARC MAIN Science 414     11227 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB K.Bradshaw           ARC MAIN Science 414       
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC E.Carlisle           ARC MAIN Science 414     11231 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB E.Carlisle           ARC MAIN Science 414       


BIOL 305    Natural History    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 116 (Proficient Reading) and ENGWR 102 (Proficient Writing) with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 (Advanced-Low Reading) and ESLW 320 (Advanced-Low Writing) with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers basic biological and ecological principles to explain the origin and diversity of living organisms. Topics range from landscape formation and habitats to the adaptations organisms have evolved to live in their environment. Although this is a broad survey course, emphasis is placed on California environments. Dissection is not part of this curriculum. This course is designed as an introductory course and for non-majors who enjoy the outdoors. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        07:45AM-09:05AM LEC M.Torrano            ARC MAIN Science 492     12691 
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MW        09:15AM-10:35AM LAB M.Torrano            ARC MAIN Science 492       
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC J.Brenchley-Jackson  ARC MAIN Science 492     11241 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB J.Brenchley-Jackson  ARC MAIN Science 492       
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC J.Brenchley-Jackson  ARC MAIN Science 492     11238 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB J.Brenchley-Jackson  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, Jan 17-May 20
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC S.Ramones            ARC MAIN Science 414     13205 
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MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LAB S.Ramones            ARC MAIN Science 414       
TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC G.McCormac           ARC MAIN Science 415     11250 Textbook
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LAB G.McCormac           ARC MAIN Science 415       
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC K.Pellerin           ARC MAIN Science 415     13095 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB K.Pellerin           ARC MAIN Science 415       
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC J.Topinka            ARC MAIN Science 415     11252 Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LAB J.Topinka            ARC MAIN Science 415       
MW        02:00PM-03:20PM LEC J.Topinka            ARC MAIN Science 415     11254 Textbook
MW        03:30PM-04:50PM LAB J.Topinka            ARC MAIN Science 415       


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

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

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC J.Miller             ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 104  12254 
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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, Jan 17-May 20
MW        08:30AM-09:50AM LEC J.Neale              ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 104  11368 
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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, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC D.Carney             ARC MAIN Science 492       
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Topinka             TBA TBA                 12108 
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TBA       TBA             LAB D.Carney              TBA TBA                 12355 Textbook
Choose one of the two labs above, 12108 or 12355 and be automatically enrolled into the Tues/Thu 12:00PM-1:20PM lecture.

NOTE: 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 two 2-day tent-camping trips on Mar 27 - 28 and Apr 18-19. There are also two Friday on-campus lab days on Feb 20 and Mar 20 from 9:00am-1:00pm. 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. Contact Diane Carney carneyd@arc.losrios.edu if you require more information about the field study trips.
Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.


TTh       01:15PM-02:35PM LEC M.Sweet              ARC MAIN Science 412       
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Sweet               TBA TBA                 11909 Textbook
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, 5/7/15 through Saturday, 5/9/15) and a couple of 1-day trips (tentatively scheduled for Friday, 2/27/15, and Friday, 4/10/15). There will also be some Friday on-campus lab days from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, (tentatively scheduled for 2/6 and 2/20.) 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 study trips.
Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee 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, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       08:00AM-09:20AM LEC D.Wolfe              ARC MAIN Science 412     11217 
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TTh       09:30AM-12:35PM LAB D.Wolfe              ARC MAIN Science 412       
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC G.McCormac           ARC MAIN Science 412     11213 Textbook
MW        09:00AM-12:05PM LAB G.McCormac           ARC MAIN Science 412       
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC D.Wolfe              ARC MAIN Science 412     11215 Textbook
MW        02:30PM-05:35PM LAB D.Wolfe              ARC MAIN Science 412       


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, Jan 17-May 20
MW        12:30PM-01:50PM LEC R.Shahrok            ARC MAIN Science 414     11219 
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MW        02:00PM-05:05PM LAB R.Shahrok            ARC MAIN Science 414       
This course has required field trips. Course fees include one entrance fee of approximately $8 and parking costs of approximately $14.

TTh       12:30PM-01:50PM LEC R.Shahrok            ARC MAIN Science 414     11221 Textbook
TTh       02:00PM-05:05PM LAB R.Shahrok            ARC MAIN Science 414       
This course has required field trips. Course fees include one entrance fee of approximately $8 and parking costs of approximately $14.


BIOL 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, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       02:00PM-03:20PM LEC M.Martinez           ARC MAIN Science 415     11223 
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TTh       03:30PM-06:35PM LAB M.Martinez           ARC MAIN Science 415       
NOTE: One 3-day camping trip or another weekend field trip is required. The required cost for the field trip, $25, must be paid to the Business Services office during the second week of the semester. Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived. Contact Marlene Martinez at (916) 484-8566 if you require information about the field trip.

WF        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC M.Martinez           ARC MAIN Science 415     11225 Textbook
WF        10:30AM-01:35PM LAB M.Martinez           ARC MAIN Science 415       
NOTE: One 3-day camping trip or another weekend field trip is required. The required cost for the field trip, $25, must be paid to the Business Services office during the second week of the semester. Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived. Contact Marlene Martinez at (916) 484-8566 if you require information about the field trip.


BIOL 430    Anatomy and Physiology    5 Units

Prerequisite: CHEM 305, 309, or 400 with a grade of "C" or better; AND ENGWR 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, Jan 17-May 20
MW        07:10AM-08:30AM LEC D.Won                ARC MAIN Science 411     11910 
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MW        08:40AM-11:45AM LAB D.Won                ARC MAIN Science 411       
TTh       07:10AM-08:30AM LEC L.Smith              ARC MAIN Science 411     11258 Textbook
TTh       08:40AM-11:45AM LAB L.Smith              ARC MAIN Science 411       
TTh       07:10AM-08:30AM LEC D.Slutsky            ARC MAIN Science 493     11912 Textbook
TTh       08:40AM-11:45AM LAB D.Slutsky            ARC MAIN Science 493       
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC M.Torrano            ARC MAIN Science 493     13097 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-04:35PM LAB M.Torrano            ARC MAIN Science 493       
MW        12:20PM-01:40PM LEC P.Eckerman           ARC MAIN Science 411     11914 Textbook
MW        02:00PM-05:05PM LAB P.Eckerman           ARC MAIN Science 411       
TTh       12:20PM-01:40PM LEC P.Eckerman           ARC MAIN Science 411     11956 Textbook
TTh       02:00PM-05:05PM LAB P.Eckerman           ARC MAIN Science 411       
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC Y.Zhao               ARC MAIN Science 411     11261 Textbook
MW        07:00PM-10:05PM LAB Y.Zhao               ARC MAIN Science 411       
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC Y.Zhao               ARC MAIN Science 411     11263 Textbook
TTh       07:00PM-10:05PM LAB Y.Zhao               ARC MAIN Science 411       
TTh       04:30PM-05:50PM LEC E.Garfield           Off Campus Natomas/Ik D203 19982 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, Jan 17-May 20
MW        07:10AM-08:30AM LEC D.Slutsky            ARC MAIN Science 418     11265 
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MW        08:40AM-11:45AM LAB D.Slutsky            ARC MAIN Science 418       
TTh       07:15AM-08:05AM LEC M.Woolsey            ARC MAIN Science 418     11267 Textbook
F         09:45AM-11:00AM LEC M.Woolsey            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 104  11267 Textbook
TTh       08:15AM-11:20AM LAB M.Woolsey            ARC MAIN Science 418       
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC M.Torrano            ARC MAIN Science 418     11379 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-04:35PM LAB M.Torrano            ARC MAIN Science 418       
TTh       11:30AM-12:20PM LEC M.Woolsey            ARC MAIN Science 418     11652 Textbook
F         11:30AM-12:45PM LEC M.Woolsey            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 104  11652 Textbook
TTh       12:30PM-03:35PM LAB M.Woolsey            ARC MAIN Science 418       
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC J.Moore              ARC MAIN Science 418     12256 Textbook
MW        07:00PM-10:05PM LAB J.Moore              ARC MAIN Science 418       
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC J.Moore              ARC MAIN Science 418     11916 Textbook
TTh       07:00PM-10:05PM LAB J.Moore              ARC MAIN Science 418       
MW        04:30PM-05:50PM LEC T.Hoban-Higgins      Off Campus Natomas/Ik D203 13727 Textbook
MW        06:00PM-09:05PM LAB T.Hoban-Higgins      Off Campus Natomas/Ik D203   


BIOL 440    General Microbiology    4 Units

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

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        08:00AM-09:20AM LEC L.Smith              ARC MAIN Science 416     12902 
Textbook
MW        09:30AM-11:35AM LAB L.Smith              ARC MAIN Science 416       
TTh       08:00AM-09:20AM LEC J.Miller             ARC MAIN Science 416     13099 Textbook
TTh       09:30AM-11:35AM LAB J.Miller             ARC MAIN Science 416       
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC A.Telleen            ARC MAIN Science 416     11235 Textbook
TTh       03:00PM-05:05PM LAB A.Telleen            ARC MAIN Science 416       
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC F.Farahnak           ARC MAIN Science 416     11233 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-09:35PM LAB F.Farahnak           ARC MAIN Science 416       
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC S.Scott              ARC MAIN Science 416     12357 Textbook
TTh       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, Jan 17-May 20
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC J.Miller             ARC MAIN Science 416     12813 
Textbook
MW        02:30PM-05:35PM LAB J.Miller             ARC 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, Jan 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Won                ARC MAIN Portable 491    11409 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Won                ARC MAIN Portable 491    11410 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB V.Wheaton            ARC MAIN Portable 491    11411 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Levy               ARC MAIN Portable 491    11412 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Ramones            ARC MAIN Portable 491    11413 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Martinez           ARC MAIN Portable 491    11414 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Hanstad            ARC MAIN Portable 491    11415 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Aubert             ARC MAIN Portable 491    11416 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB L.Zarzana            ARC MAIN Portable 491    13101 Textbook


BIOL 491    Science Skills and Applications II    .5 Units

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

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LAB L.Zarzana            ARC MAIN Portable 491    19823 
Textbook


BIOL 495    Independent Studies in Biology    1-3 Units

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

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LAB L.Smith               TBA TBA                 14482 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Sweet               TBA TBA                 20930 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Topinka             TBA TBA                 20979 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Shahrok             TBA TBA                 20980 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Martinez            TBA TBA                 21028 Textbook

Spring 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: May 5, 2015