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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, Jan 13-May 16

MW07:30AM-08:50AMLECJ.ManteyARC MAIN Science 49310622Textbook
MW09:00AM-10:20AMLABJ.ManteyARC MAIN Science 493
MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECD.ReganARC MAIN Science 49310447Textbook
MW12:00PM-01:20PMLABD.ReganARC MAIN Science 493
F08:30AM-11:35AMLECK.BradshawARC MAIN Science 49312113Textbook
F12:15PM-03:20PMLABK.BradshawARC MAIN Science 493
MW01:30PM-02:50PMLECK.BradshawARC MAIN Science 49310445Textbook
MW03:00PM-04:20PMLABK.BradshawARC MAIN Science 493
TTh06:00PM-07:20PMLECE.LindgrenARC MAIN Science 49312190Textbook
TTh07:30PM-08:50PMLABE.LindgrenARC MAIN Science 493
MW06:00PM-07:20PMLECM.Badea-MicARC MAIN Science 49310683Textbook
MW07:30PM-08:50PMLABM.Badea-MicARC MAIN Science 493
MW06:00PM-07:20PMLECM.HoldgateOff Campus Natomas/Ik D20411978Textbook
MW07:30PM-08:50PMLABM.HoldgateOff 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 13-May 16

MW03:00PM-04:25PMLECD.WonARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10411416Textbook
F01:15PM-04:20PMLABD.WonARC MAIN Science 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 13-May 16

TBATBALABM.Martinez TBA TBA12524Textbook

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 13-May 10

TTh12:00PM-03:05PMLECJ.RobertsARC MAIN Tech Ed 32512710Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECA.KaufmannARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10410287Textbook
TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECD.CarneyARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10410290Textbook
TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECD.ReganARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10410291Textbook
MW01:30PM-02:50PMLECM.SchmidARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10412667Textbook
TTh02:45PM-04:05PMLECM.SweetARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10413096Textbook
T04:00PM-07:05PMLECW.DavisARC MAIN DaviesHall 11411584Textbook



TBATBALECJ.HanstadOff Campus McClellan ONLINE11323Textbook
Special Note: This course will be taught via Canvas. It is not a self-paced class and will include weekly online lecture videos, discussions, and quizzes, as well as, several online midterms and a final exam using Proctario. Communication prior to the start of class will be sent to student's official ARC Gmail account.

MW06:00PM-07:20PMLECK.EngstromOff Campus Natomas/Ik A10311191Textbook
TTh12:30PM-01:50PMLECE.LindgrenOff Campus Natomas N10211189Textbook
TBATBALECS.RamonesARC MAIN Online 10289Textbook
Optional Orientation: Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 6:00PM-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 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.

TBATBALECS.RamonesARC MAIN Online 10813Textbook
Optional Orientation: Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 6-7 PM, 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 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.

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 13-May 16

MW12:00PM-01:20PMLECM.MartinezARC MAIN Science 49211595Textbook
MW01:30PM-02:50PMLABM.MartinezARC MAIN Science 492
TTh09:15AM-10:35AMLECM.SweetARC MAIN Science 41410273Textbook
TTh10:45AM-12:05PMLABM.SweetARC MAIN Science 414
TTh02:00PM-03:20PMLECT.NicholsARC MAIN Science 49210277Textbook
TTh03:30PM-04:50PMLABT.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, Jan 13-May 16

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECK.BradshawARC MAIN Science 49211346Textbook
MW10:30AM-11:50AMLABK.BradshawARC MAIN Science 492
TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECS.RamonesARC MAIN Science 49210285Textbook
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, Jan 13-May 16

MW07:30AM-08:50AMLECJ.RobertsARC MAIN Science 41213280Textbook
MW09:00AM-10:20AMLABJ.RobertsARC MAIN Science 412
MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECM.SchmidARC MAIN Science 41210293Textbook
MW12:00PM-01:20PMLABM.SchmidARC MAIN Science 412
MW05:30PM-06:50PMLECK.PellerinARC MAIN Science 41211597Textbook
MW07:00PM-08:20PMLABK.PellerinARC MAIN Science 412
TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECJ.TopinkaARC MAIN Science 41210295Textbook
TTh12:00PM-01:20PMLABJ.TopinkaARC MAIN Science 412
MW02:00PM-03:20PMLECK.GerhartARC MAIN Science 41210297Textbook
MW03:30PM-04:50PMLABK.GerhartARC MAIN Science 412
TTh06:00PM-07:20PMLECK.PerezARC MAIN Science 41212880Textbook
TTh07:30PM-08:50PMLABK.PerezARC MAIN Science 412
TBATBALECJ.HanstadARC MAIN Online 13097Textbook
F01:00PM-04:20PMLABJ.HanstadARC MAIN Science 412
NOTE:Optional Orientation: TBA. 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 Canvas) 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, in-person midterms and 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 13-May 16

MW03:00PM-04:20PMLECA.TelleenARC MAIN Science 42511057Textbook

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 13-May 16

TTh12:00PM-01:20PMLECJ.NealeARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10410397Textbook

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 13-May 16

TTh12:00PM-01:20PMLECD.CarneyARC MAIN Science 49210794Textbook
F09:00AM-12:20PMLABD.CarneyARC MAIN Science 492
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:
Friday, 2/ 2, 9 am - 1 pm; on campus
Friday, 2/23, 9 am - 1 pm; on campus
Saturday, 3/3, 7:30 am - 7:30 pm; Field trip
Friday, 3/9, 9 am - 1 pm; on campus
Saturday, 3/17, 7:30 am - 8 pm; Field trip
Friday, 4/13, 9 am - 1 pm: on campus
Saturday, 4/21, 5:45 am - 8 pm; Field Trip
Monday, 4/30 10:30 am - 11:50 am; on campus
The required cost for the field trips, $11, must be paid to the Business Services office during the second week of the semester. This will be used to pay for charter bus service associated with the trips above. The class is scheduled to go to the California Academy of Sciences on Saturday, March 3. Students will be required to purchase their own ticket (~$25). 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 13-May 16

TTh08:00AM-09:20AMLECD.WolfeARC MAIN Science 41510267Textbook
TTh09:30AM-12:35PMLABD.WolfeARC MAIN Science 415
MW07:15AM-08:35AMLECJ.TopinkaARC MAIN Science 41510263Textbook
MW08:45AM-11:50AMLABJ.TopinkaARC MAIN Science 415
MW01:00PM-02:20PMLECD.WolfeARC MAIN Science 41510265Textbook
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, Jan 13-May 16

TTh12:30PM-01:50PMLECR.ShahrokARC MAIN Science 41410269Textbook
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.


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 13-May 16

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECR.ShahrokARC MAIN Science 41413099Textbook
MW10:30AM-01:35PMLABR.ShahrokARC MAIN Science 414
Note: At least 2 field trips are required for BIO 415, one to the California Academy of Sciences and one to the Sacramento Zoo. The total cost is about $31. 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 41413101Textbook
MW03:45PM-06:50PMLABM.SweetARC MAIN Science 414
Note: At least 2 field trips are required for BIO 415, one to the California Academy of Sciences and one to the Sacramento Zoo. The total cost is about $31. 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, Jan 13-May 16

TTh02:00PM-03:20PMLECM.MartinezARC MAIN Science 41510271Textbook
TTh03:30PM-06:35PMLABM.MartinezARC 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 13-May 16

MW07:10AM-08:30AMLECD.WonARC MAIN Science 41110795Textbook
MW08:40AM-11:45AMLABD.WonARC MAIN Science 411
TTh07:15AM-08:35AMLECL.SmithARC MAIN Science 41110300Textbook
TTh08:45AM-11:50AMLABL.SmithARC MAIN Science 411
TTh07:10AM-08:30AMLECD.SlutskyARC MAIN Science 49310797Textbook
TTh08:40AM-11:45AMLABD.SlutskyARC MAIN Science 493
TTh01:00PM-02:20PMLECY.ZhaoARC MAIN Science 49311599Textbook
TTh02:30PM-05:35PMLABY.ZhaoARC MAIN Science 493
MW12:00PM-01:20PMLECP.EckermanARC MAIN Science 41110799Textbook
MW01:40PM-04:45PMLABP.EckermanARC MAIN Science 411
TTh12:20PM-01:40PMLECP.EckermanARC MAIN Science 41110824Textbook
TTh02:00PM-05:05PMLABP.EckermanARC MAIN Science 411
MW05:00PM-06:20PMLECY.ZhaoARC MAIN Science 41110302Textbook
MW06:30PM-09:35PMLABY.ZhaoARC MAIN Science 411
TTh05:30PM-06:50PMLECS.RennieARC MAIN Science 41110304Textbook
TTh07:00PM-10:05PMLABS.RennieARC MAIN Science 411
TTh04:30PM-05:50PMLECE.GarfieldOff Campus Natomas/Ik D20412538Textbook
TTh06:00PM-09:05PMLABE.GarfieldOff 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 13-May 16

MW07:10AM-08:30AMLECD.SlutskyARC MAIN Science 41810306Textbook
MW08:40AM-11:45AMLABD.SlutskyARC MAIN Science 418
F07:15AM-10:20AMLECJ.MooreARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10410308Textbook
TTh07:15AM-10:20AMLABJ.MooreARC MAIN Science 418
MW12:00PM-01:20PMLECM.TorranoARC MAIN Science 41810408Textbook
MW01:30PM-04:35PMLABM.TorranoARC MAIN Science 418
F10:30AM-01:35PMLECJ.MooreARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10410596Textbook
TTh10:30AM-01:35PMLABJ.MooreARC MAIN Science 418
TTh01:45PM-03:05PMLECM.TorranoARC MAIN Science 41813103Textbook
TTh03:15PM-06:20PMLABM.TorranoARC MAIN Science 418
MW05:30PM-06:50PMLECM.WoolseyARC MAIN Science 41811058Textbook
MW07:00PM-10:05PMLABM.WoolseyARC MAIN Science 418
TTh05:30PM-06:50PMLECM.WoolseyARC MAIN Science 41420199Textbook
TTh07:00PM-10:05PMLABM.WoolseyARC MAIN Science 418
MW04:30PM-05:50PMLECT.Hoban-HigginsOff Campus Natomas/Ik D20311976Textbook
MW06:00PM-09:05PMLABT.Hoban-HigginsOff 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 13-May 16

MW08:00AM-09:20AMLECL.SmithARC MAIN Science 41611484Textbook
MW09:30AM-11:35AMLABL.SmithARC MAIN Science 416
TTh08:00AM-09:20AMLECJ.MillerARC MAIN Science 41611601Textbook
TTh09:30AM-11:35AMLABJ.MillerARC MAIN Science 416
TTh10:00AM-11:20AMLECD.SundinARC MAIN Science 49013282Textbook
TTh11:50AM-01:55PMLABD.SundinARC MAIN Science 416
TTh01:30PM-02:50PMLECK.KuboARC MAIN Science 49010281Textbook
TTh03:00PM-05:05PMLABK.KuboARC MAIN Science 416
MW06:00PM-07:20PMLECF.FarahnakARC MAIN Science 41610279Textbook
MW07:30PM-09:35PMLABF.FarahnakARC MAIN Science 416
TTh06:00PM-07:20PMLECS.ScottARC MAIN Science 41611129Textbook
TTh07:30PM-09:35PMLABS.ScottARC 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 13-May 16

MW01:00PM-02:20PMLECJ.MillerARC MAIN Science 41611418Textbook
MW02:30PM-05:35PMLABJ.MillerARC MAIN Science 416

BIOL 482    Honors Marine Biology    4 Units

Prerequisite: Placement into ENGWR 480 through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an honors level introduction to marine biology. Using a seminar style, it explores physical oceanography, marine algae, marine vertebrate and invertebrate animals, and the ecology of various marine zones. Field trips focusing on inter-tidal organisms of the Central and Northern California Coast are required. A portion of this course may be offered in a TBA component of 54 hours which may include but is not limited to designing and conducting experiments in the rocky intertidal, invertebrate identification, salt marsh ecology, sandy beach ecology, estuary ecology, or comparative anatomy of fishes. The course is not open to students who have completed BIOL 370.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16

TTh01:30PM-02:50PMLECJ.TopinkaARC MAIN Science 41219672Textbook
TBATBALABJ.Topinka 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 three-day/two-night tent-camping trip (tentatively scheduled 4/19-4/21) and two all-day 1-day trips (tentatively scheduled for 3/2 and 4/27). There will also be two Friday on-campus lab days from about 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, (tentatively scheduled for 2/9 and 2/23). Note that the dates of some field trips may change, and if so students will be informed at the earliest possible time. The required cost for the field trips, $30, must be paid to the Business Services office during the second week of the semester. This will be used to pay campground rental and entrance fees associated with the trips above. Contact Rick Topinka at
topinkj@arc.losrios.edu if you require more information about the field study trips.
Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.


BIOL 490    Science Skills and Applications    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: Current enrollment in a science, nutrition or nursing course.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 27 hours LAB
Description: This course offers individualized instructional modules designed to acquire or improve reading skills in the various science classes and in the nursing program. A partial list of skills may include the following: textbook comprehension, principles of learning and retention, note taking, annotating, discipline-based vocabulary, paraphrasing, reading graphics, test taking, and problem solving. This course is offered in a flexible TBA format of 27 laboratory hours in order to accommodate the student's schedule. Registration is open through the tenth week of the semester. Pass/No Pass only.

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 13-May 16

TBATBALABD.WonARC MAIN Science 49110435Textbook
TBATBALABD.WonARC MAIN Science 49110436Textbook
TBATBALABM.MartinezARC MAIN Science 49110437Textbook
TBATBALABJ.MooreARC MAIN Science 49110438Textbook
TBATBALABO.InozemtevaARC MAIN Science 49110439Textbook
TBATBALABM.SchmidARC MAIN Science 49110440Textbook
TBATBALABJ.HanstadARC MAIN Science 49110441Textbook
TBATBALABK.GerhartARC MAIN Science 49111603Textbook

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 13-May 16

TBATBALABL.ZarzanaARC MAIN Science 49112491Textbook
TBATBALABS.GhasemiyehARC MAIN Science 49113372Textbook

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 13-May 16

TBATBALABM.Martinez TBA TBA12205Textbook

Spring 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: December 14, 2017