Spring 2017 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 14-May 17
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC J.Mantey             ARC MAIN Science 493     10673 
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MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LAB J.Mantey             ARC MAIN Science 493       
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.Regan              ARC MAIN Science 493     10476 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LAB D.Regan              ARC MAIN Science 493       
F         08:30AM-11:35AM LEC K.Bradshaw           ARC MAIN Science 493     12288 Textbook
F         12:15PM-03:20PM LAB K.Bradshaw           ARC MAIN Science 493       
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC K.Bradshaw           ARC MAIN Science 493     10474 Textbook
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LAB K.Bradshaw           ARC MAIN Science 493       
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC E.Lindgren           ARC MAIN Science 493     12372 Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB E.Lindgren           ARC MAIN Science 493       
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC M.Badea-Mic          ARC MAIN Science 493     10737 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 12142 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB D.Regan              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 14-May 17
F         10:00AM-01:05PM LEC D.Won                ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 112  11539 
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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 14-May 17
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Miller              TBA TBA                 12746 
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BIOL 300    The Foundations of Biology    3 Units

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

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 14-May 11
TTh       12:00PM-03:05PM LEC J.Hanstad            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     12963 
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Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Hanstad            ARC MAIN Online          10875 Textbook
Special Note: This course will be taught via the D2L 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.

MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Ramones            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 104  10313 Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC K.Engstrom           ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 104  10314 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC J.Roberts            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 104  10316 Textbook
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC K.Engstrom           ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 104  10317 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC M.Schmid             ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 104  12913 Textbook
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LEC M.Sweet              ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 104  19188 Textbook
T         04:00PM-07:05PM LEC W.Davis              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 116  11720 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Hanstad            Off Campus McClellan ONLINE 11436 Textbook
Special Note: This course will be taught via the D2L 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.

MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC E.Lindgren           Off Campus Natomas/Ik A103 11287 Textbook
TTh       12:30PM-01:50PM LEC A.Kaufmann           Off Campus Natomas N102  11283 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Ramones            ARC MAIN Online          10315 Textbook
Optional Orientation: Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 6:30PM-7:00PM, Rm 490
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. 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.


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 14-May 17
TTh       02:00PM-03:20PM LEC J.Topinka            ARC MAIN Science 412     12541 
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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 14-May 17
MW        11:00AM-12:20PM LEC M.Martinez           ARC MAIN Science 492     11731 
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MW        12:30PM-01:50PM LAB M.Martinez           ARC MAIN Science 492       
MW        02:30PM-03:50PM LEC M.Martinez           ARC MAIN Science 492     10299 Textbook
MW        04:00PM-05:20PM LAB M.Martinez           ARC MAIN Science 492       
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC M.Sweet              ARC MAIN Science 414     10297 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB M.Sweet              ARC MAIN Science 414       
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC M.Schmid             ARC MAIN Science 492     10301 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB M.Schmid             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, Jan 14-May 17
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC K.Bradshaw           ARC MAIN Science 492     11460 
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MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LAB K.Bradshaw           ARC MAIN Science 492       
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Ramones            ARC MAIN Science 492     10311 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB S.Ramones            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 14-May 17
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC J.Roberts            ARC MAIN Science 412     19907 
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MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LAB J.Roberts            ARC MAIN Science 412       
TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC D.Regan              ARC MAIN Science 412     10319 Textbook
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LAB D.Regan              ARC MAIN Science 412       
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC K.Gerhart            ARC MAIN Science 412     11733 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB K.Gerhart            ARC MAIN Science 412       
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC J.Topinka            ARC MAIN Science 412     10321 Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LAB J.Topinka            ARC MAIN Science 412       
MW        02:00PM-03:20PM LEC J.Topinka            ARC MAIN Science 412     10323 Textbook
MW        03:30PM-04:50PM LAB J.Topinka            ARC MAIN Science 412       
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC K.Perez              ARC MAIN Science 412     13200 Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB K.Perez              ARC MAIN Science 412       
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Ramones            ARC MAIN Online          19189 Textbook
F         09:00AM-12:20PM LAB S.Ramones            ARC MAIN Science 412       
NOTE:Optional Orientation: Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 6:00PM-6:30PM, Rm 490. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Special Note: This is a hybrid course with lectures taught online (via D2L) and weekly Friday in-person laboratory meetings. It is not a self-paced class and the online portion will include weekly online lecture videos, discussions, and quizzes, as well as, 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 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 14-May 17
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC A.Telleen            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 104  11138 
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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 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, Jan 14-May 17
W         02:00PM-05:05PM LEC J.Neale              ARC MAIN Science 422     10424 
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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 14-May 17
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.Carney             ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 104  10853 
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TBA       TBA             LAB D.Carney              TBA TBA                   
NOTE: For the above lab section, we do not meet on a weekly basis. Instead, several 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 field study includes a two-day tent-camping trip (scheduled for April 29-30, 2017) and a 1-day trip (scheduled for March 18, 2017). There will also be four Friday on-campus lab days from about 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, (scheduled for February 3, 2017, February 24, 2017, and March 3, 2017 and March 24, 2017). The required cost for the field trips, $6, 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. The class is scheduled to go to the California Academy of Sciences on March 18. Students will be required to purchase their own ticket (~$29). Contact Diane Carney at 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.


BIOL 400    Principles of Biology    5 Units

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

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
TTh       07:45AM-09:05AM LEC D.Wolfe              ARC MAIN Science 415     10287 
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TTh       09:15AM-12:20PM LAB D.Wolfe              ARC MAIN Science 415       
MW        07:15AM-08:35AM LEC J.Topinka            ARC MAIN Science 415     10283 Textbook
MW        08:45AM-11:50AM LAB J.Topinka            ARC MAIN Science 415       
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC D.Wolfe              ARC MAIN Science 415     10285 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. (C-ID BIOL 155; Part of C-ID BIOL 130S)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
TTh       12:30PM-01:50PM LEC R.Shahrok            ARC MAIN Science 414     10291 
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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 415    Introduction to Biology: Biodiversity, Evolution, and Ecology    5 Units

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

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC M.Sweet              ARC MAIN Science 414     19191 
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MW        10:30AM-01:35PM LAB R.Shahrok            ARC MAIN Science 414       
MW        02:15PM-03:35PM LEC R.Shahrok            ARC MAIN Science 414     19193 Textbook
MW        03:45PM-06:50PM LAB M.Sweet              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. (C-ID BIOL 150; Part of C-ID BIOL 130S)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
TTh       02:00PM-03:20PM LEC M.Martinez           ARC MAIN Science 415     10293 
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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.


BIOL 430    Anatomy and Physiology    5 Units

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

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
MW        07:10AM-08:30AM LEC D.Won                ARC MAIN Science 411     10855 
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MW        08:40AM-11:45AM LAB D.Won                ARC MAIN Science 411       
TTh       07:15AM-08:35AM LEC L.Smith              ARC MAIN Science 411     10326 Textbook
TTh       08:45AM-11:50AM LAB L.Smith              ARC MAIN Science 411       
TTh       07:10AM-08:30AM LEC D.Slutsky            ARC MAIN Science 493     10857 Textbook
TTh       08:40AM-11:45AM LAB D.Slutsky            ARC MAIN Science 493       
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC Y.Zhao               ARC MAIN Science 493     11735 Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-05:35PM LAB Y.Zhao               ARC MAIN Science 493       
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC P.Eckerman           ARC MAIN Science 411     10859 Textbook
MW        01:40PM-04:45PM LAB P.Eckerman           ARC MAIN Science 411       
TTh       12:20PM-01:40PM LEC P.Eckerman           ARC MAIN Science 411     10886 Textbook
TTh       02:00PM-05:05PM LAB P.Eckerman           ARC MAIN Science 411       
MW        05:00PM-06:20PM LEC Y.Zhao               ARC MAIN Science 411     10328 Textbook
MW        06:30PM-09:35PM LAB Y.Zhao               ARC MAIN Science 411       
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC M.Woolsey            ARC MAIN Science 411     10330 Textbook
TTh       07:00PM-10:05PM LAB M.Woolsey            ARC MAIN Science 411       
TTh       04:30PM-05:50PM LEC E.Garfield           Off Campus Natomas/Ik D204 12766 Textbook
TTh       06:00PM-09:05PM LAB E.Garfield           Off Campus Natomas/Ik D204   
A field trip may be required.


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, Jan 14-May 17
MW        07:10AM-08:30AM LEC D.Slutsky            ARC MAIN Science 418     10332 
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MW        08:40AM-11:45AM LAB D.Slutsky            ARC MAIN Science 418       
TTh       07:45AM-08:35AM LEC J.Moore              ARC MAIN Science 418     10334 Textbook
F         07:45AM-08:35AM LEC J.Moore              ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 104  10334 Textbook
TTh       08:45AM-10:50AM LAB J.Moore              ARC MAIN Science 418       
F         08:45AM-10:50AM LAB J.Moore              ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 104    
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC M.Torrano            ARC MAIN Science 418     10435 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-04:35PM LAB M.Torrano            ARC MAIN Science 418       
TTh       11:00AM-11:50AM LEC J.Moore              ARC MAIN Science 418     10641 Textbook
F         11:00AM-11:50AM LEC J.Moore              ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 104  10641 Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-02:05PM LAB J.Moore              ARC MAIN Science 418       
F         12:00PM-02:05PM LAB J.Moore              ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 104    
TTh       02:15PM-03:35PM LEC M.Torrano            ARC MAIN Science 418     19199 Textbook
TTh       03:45PM-07:20PM LAB M.Torrano            ARC MAIN Science 418       
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC M.Woolsey            ARC MAIN Science 418     11140 Textbook
MW        07:00PM-10:05PM LAB M.Woolsey            ARC MAIN Science 418       
MW        04:30PM-05:50PM LEC T.Hoban-Higgins      Off Campus Natomas/Ik D203 12140 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 14-May 17
MW        08:00AM-09:20AM LEC L.Smith              ARC MAIN Science 416     11614 
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MW        09:30AM-11:35AM LAB L.Smith              ARC MAIN Science 416       
TTh       08:00AM-09:20AM LEC J.Miller             ARC MAIN Science 416     11737 Textbook
TTh       09:30AM-11:35AM LAB J.Miller             ARC MAIN Science 416       
TTh       10:00AM-11:20AM LEC D.Sundin             ARC MAIN Science 490     19909 Textbook
TTh       11:50AM-01:55PM LAB D.Sundin             ARC MAIN Science 416       
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC K.Kubo               ARC MAIN Science 490     10305 Textbook
TTh       03:00PM-05:05PM LAB K.Kubo               ARC MAIN Science 416       
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC F.Farahnak           ARC MAIN Science 416     10303 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     11215 Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-09:35PM LAB S.Scott              ARC MAIN Science 416       

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 27-May 07
F         12:30PM-02:20PM LEC S.Hedayati           ARC MAIN Science 416     20574 Textbook
Su        12:30PM-02:20PM LEC S.Hedayati           ARC MAIN Science 416     20574 Textbook
F         02:30PM-05:00PM LAB S.Hedayati           ARC MAIN Science 416       
Su        02:30PM-05:00PM LAB S.Hedayati           ARC MAIN Science 416       


BIOL 442    General Microbiology and Public Health    5 Units

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

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC J.Miller             ARC MAIN Science 416     11541 
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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 14-May 17
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Won                ARC MAIN Science 491     10463 
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TBA       TBA             LAB D.Won                ARC MAIN Science 491     10464 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Romo               ARC MAIN Science 491     10465 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Moore              ARC MAIN Science 491     10466 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Martinez           ARC MAIN Science 491     10468 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Schmid             ARC MAIN Science 491     10469 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Romo               ARC MAIN Science 491     10470 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB K.Gerhart            ARC MAIN Science 491     11739 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 14-May 17
TBA       TBA             LAB L.Zarzana            ARC MAIN Science 491     12712 
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TBA       TBA             LAB S.Ghasemiyeh         ARC MAIN Science 491     20065 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 14-May 17
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Miller              TBA TBA                 12388 
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TBA       TBA             LAB J.Topinka             TBA TBA                 20690 Textbook

Spring 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: May 5, 2017