Summer 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: Eight Week - First, Jun 08-Jul 31
MTWTh     09:00AM-10:25AM LEC D.Regan              ARC MAIN Science 493     10185 
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MTWTh     10:35AM-12:00PM LAB D.Regan              ARC MAIN Science 493       
MTWTh     12:30PM-01:55PM LEC D.Regan              ARC MAIN Science 493     11722 Textbook
MTWTh     12:30PM-01:55PM LEC A.Kaufmann           ARC MAIN Science 493     11722 Textbook
MTWTh     02:05PM-03:30PM LAB D.Regan              ARC MAIN Science 493       
MTWTh     02:05PM-03:30PM LAB A.Kaufmann           ARC MAIN Science 493       


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: Four Week - First, Jun 08-Jul 02
MTWTh     09:00AM-12:05PM LEC J.Topinka            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 104  10041 
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Schedule: Four Week - Second, Jul 06-Jul 31
MTWTh     09:00AM-12:05PM LEC G.McCormac           ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 104  10135 Textbook

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jun 08-Jul 31
MTWTh     06:00PM-07:25PM LEC K.Engstrom           ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 104  11725 Textbook

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Jun 15-Aug 05
MTWTh     04:00PM-05:25PM LEC K.Engstrom           ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 104  11724 Textbook
MTWTh     08:00AM-09:25AM LEC D.Carney             Off Campus Natomas N201  10141 Textbook


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: Eight Week - First, Jun 08-Jul 31
MTWTh     09:00AM-10:25AM LEC J.Hanstad            ARC MAIN Science 412     10062 
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MTWTh     10:35AM-12:00PM LAB J.Hanstad            ARC MAIN Science 412       
MTWTh     06:00PM-07:25PM LEC N.Decker             ARC MAIN Science 412     11728 Textbook
MTWTh     07:35PM-09:00PM LAB N.Decker             ARC MAIN Science 412       


BIOL 390    Natural History Field Study    .5-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 24 hours LEC ; 144 hours LAB
Description: This course focuses on the ecology and natural history of specific habitats of biological interest. Course content varies according to field destination but may include topics in botany, zoology, marine, conservation, and geography. Field study methodology and tools are also covered. Field trips are required and field trip expense fees may be required.

Schedule: Other Term, May 29-Jun 11
F         10:00AM-02:05PM LEC M.Martinez           ARC MAIN Science 492     11913 
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MT        10:00AM-02:05PM LEC M.Martinez           ARC MAIN Science 492     11913 Textbook
M         10:00AM-02:05PM LEC M.Martinez           ARC MAIN Science 492     11913 Textbook
Th        10:00AM-02:05PM LEC M.Martinez            TBA TBA                 11913 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Martinez            TBA TBA                 11913 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Martinez            TBA TBA                   
Units: 2
Hours: 27 hours LEC; 27 hours of LAB
Marine Biology of California

Description:
In this course the students will visit the marine intertidal and pelagic environments of California. Marine mammal identification and ecology, and marine intertidal ecology are emphasized. Participants practice field identification of marine invertebrates and observe marine mammals. Tent camping and light hiking are required, and participants should be prepared for changeable weather conditions. Transportation is provided by ARC with no private cars allowed. A field trip expense fee is required to cover camping and admission expenses.
For this field course, several field trips and on-campus meetings 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 (scheduled for Wednesday, June 3, 8:00am to Friday, June 5, 7:00pm) and a 1-day field trip that includes time on a boat (scheduled for Tuesday, June 9, 5:30am-9:30pm) in addition to five on-campus meetings (scheduled for 10:00am-2:00pm on Friday, May 29, Monday, June 1, Tuesday, June 2, Monday, June 8, and Thursday, June 11). The required cost for the field trips, $50, must be paid to the Business Services office by the first class meeting. This amount will be used to pay campground rental and boat fees associated with the trips above. Contact Marlene Martinez MartinM2@arc.losrios.edu if you require more information about the field trips. Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may submit a request for the field trip fee to be waived.



Schedule: Other Term, Jun 11-Jun 24
Th        05:30PM-08:35PM LEC J.Neale              ARC MAIN Science 492     11868 Textbook
Th        05:30PM-08:35PM LEC P.Grof-Tisza         ARC MAIN Science 492     11868 Textbook
Th        05:30PM-08:35PM LEC J.Topinka            ARC MAIN Science 492     11868 Textbook
W         05:30PM-08:35PM LEC J.Topinka            ARC MAIN Science 492     11868 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Topinka             TBA TBA                 11868 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Topinka             TBA TBA                   
Units: 1.5
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 27 hours of LAB
Field Ecology of Coastal California

Description:
Coastal California provides a unique opportunity to visit a variety of distinct environments in close proximity. Participants explore the rocky intertidal and coastal forest and coastal scrub environments. Participants practice field identification of plants, insects, marine invertebrates and algae and observe forest and intertidal and plant-insect ecology. Tent camping and light hiking are required, and participants should be prepared for changeable weather conditions. Transportation is provided by ARC with no private cars allowed. A field trip expense fee is required to cover camping and admission expenses.
For this field course, several field trips and on campus meetings 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 (scheduled for Thursday, June 18, 12:00pm through Saturday, June 20, 9:00pm) and an all-day field trip (scheduled for Friday, June 12, 8:00am-8:00pm) in addition to a pre-trip and post-trip on-campus meeting (scheduled for Thursday, June 11, 5:30-8:35pm and Wednesday, June 24, 5:30pm-8:35pm in Room 492) . The required cost for the field trips, $30, must be paid to the Business Services office by the first class meeting. This will be used to pay campground rental and entrance fees associated with the trips above. Please note that students will be required to travel in campus vehicles and no personal cars will be allowed on the field trips, and the exact times departure and arrival times of the field trips may vary from the listed times. Contact Rick Topinka, topinkj@arc.losrios.edu or Jennifer Neale, nealej@arc.losrios.edu if you require more information about the field trips. Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may submit a request for the field trip fee to be waived.


BIOL 400    Principles of Biology    5 Units

Prerequisite: CHEM 400 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ENGWR 102 and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces biological concepts important for a general understanding and background for biology majors and pre-professional programs. Emphasis is on the scientific method and basic processes common to all forms of life. Topics include cell structure and function, cell physiology, cell reproduction, Mendelian and molecular genetics, evolution, and ecology.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jun 08-Jul 31
MTWTh     08:00AM-09:25AM LEC D.Wolfe              ARC MAIN Science 415     10045 
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MTWTh     09:50AM-01:00PM LAB D.Wolfe              ARC MAIN Science 415       


BIOL 430    Anatomy and Physiology    5 Units

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

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jun 08-Jul 31
MTThF     07:45AM-09:10AM LEC D.Slutsky            ARC MAIN Science 411     10049 
Textbook
MTThF     09:20AM-12:30PM LAB D.Slutsky            ARC MAIN Science 411       
MTThF     01:00PM-02:25PM LEC T.Hoban-Higgins      ARC MAIN Science 411     10143 Textbook
MTThF     02:35PM-05:45PM LAB T.Hoban-Higgins      ARC MAIN Science 411       
MTWTh     04:30PM-05:55PM LEC M.Badea-Mic          ARC MAIN Science 493     11730 Textbook
MTWTh     04:30PM-05:55PM LEC J.Moore              ARC MAIN Science 493     11730 Textbook
MTWTh     06:05PM-09:15PM LAB M.Badea-Mic          ARC MAIN Science 411       
MTWTh     06:05PM-09:15PM LAB J.Moore              ARC MAIN Science 411       

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Jun 15-Aug 05
MTWTh     04:30PM-05:50PM LEC E.Garfield           Off Campus Natomas/Ik D203 10495 Textbook
MTWTh     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: Eight Week - First, Jun 08-Jul 31
MTThF     08:00AM-09:25AM LEC D.Won                ARC MAIN Science 418     10051 
Textbook
MTThF     09:35AM-12:45PM LAB D.Won                ARC MAIN Science 418       
MTThF     01:00PM-02:25PM LEC Y.Zhao               ARC MAIN Science 418     10206 Textbook
MTThF     02:35PM-05:45PM LAB Y.Zhao               ARC MAIN Science 418       


BIOL 440    General Microbiology    4 Units

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

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jun 08-Jul 31
MTWTh     09:00AM-10:25AM LEC S.Scott              ARC MAIN Science 416     10115 
Textbook
MTWTh     10:35AM-12:40PM LAB S.Scott              ARC MAIN Science 416       
MTWTh     01:30PM-02:50PM LEC F.Farahnak           ARC MAIN Science 416     10047 Textbook
MTWTh     03:00PM-05:05PM LAB F.Farahnak           ARC MAIN Science 416       


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: Eight Week - First, Jun 08-Jul 31
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Won                 TBA TBA                 10612 
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Summer 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: August 11, 2015