Fall 2010 Class Schedule (CRC)



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BIOL 100    Introduction to Concepts of Human Anatomy and Physiology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This introductory course provides an overview of the basic anatomy and physiology of all body systems. It is designed as a non-transferable course for the Health Information Technology Program, and may be useful for other health-related technologies and for strengthening or developing a vocabulary in human anatomy and physiology.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Bills              CRC MAIN Online          19904 
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Online class.
For more information go to www.crc.losrios.edu/de
Required attendance for on campus Orientation, Midterm and Final.
Saturday, August 21, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., LRC 104
Saturday, October 23, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., LRC 104
Saturday, December 11, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., LRC 104
This course will be accepted for CRC degrees and certificates requiring BIOL 100. This class uses the Desire2Learn learning management system. Browser and security settings and other resources for Desire2Learn users can be found at https://d2lresources.losrios.edu/
Students must have an active iMail account, Internet access, and access to a PC or Macintosh computer with the following minimum platform requirements: Windows 98 or higher; MacOS X; and 64 MB RAM, 1G of free disk space. To take this class, you may use the CRC Computer Lab in LRC-204.

TBA       TBA             LEC J.Bills              CRC MAIN Online          20990 Textbook
Online class.
For more information go to www.crc.losrios.edu/de
Required attendance for on campus Orientation, Midterm and Final.
Saturday, August 21, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., LRC 104
Saturday, October 23, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., LRC 104
Saturday, December 11, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., LRC 104
This course will be accepted for CRC degrees and certificates requiring BIOL 100. This class uses the Desire2Learn learning management system. Browser and security settings and other resources for Desire2Learn users can be found at https://d2lresources.losrios.edu/
Students must have an active iMail account, Internet access, and access to a PC or Macintosh computer with the following minimum platform requirements: Windows 98 or higher; MacOS X; and 64 MB RAM, 1G of free disk space. To take this class, you may use the CRC Computer Lab in LRC-204.

TTh       07:00PM-08:20PM LEC A.Kaufmann           CRC MAIN SCI 110         31345 Textbook


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 introductory course provides an overview of the basic anatomy and physiology of all body systems. It is designed as a non-transferable course and meets the minimum requirements for Medical Assisting, Health Information Technology, Licensed Vocational Nursing, and other health-related technologies. It is also useful for strengthening or developing a vocabulary in human anatomy and physiology.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC J.Bills              CRC MAIN SCI 215         19570 
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W         09:00AM-12:05PM LAB J.Bills              CRC MAIN SCI 201           


BIOL 300    The Foundations of Biology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 312 and ENGWR 101; or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; IGETC Area 5B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a survey of major topics in the biological sciences for the non-science major with an emphasis on human biology. Units covered include the origin of life, cell structure and chemistry, metabolism, Mendelian and molecular genetics, genetic engineering, evolution, anatomy and physiology of humans, animal behavior and ecology.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TTh       12:30PM-01:50PM LEC V.Dunne              CRC MAIN LRC 201         20366 
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BIOL 307    Biology of Organisms    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 312 and ENGWR 101; or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This is a general biology course focusing on a survey of the plant and animal kingdoms. The course covers the general principles of biology including: methods of science, cell organization, genetics, evolution, ecology, biodiversity, and anatomy. These principles are explored in more depth through the examination of additional topics which may include: disease and epidemiology, physiological ecology, animal behavior, biotechnology, population growth and regulation, ecosystem ecology, and conservation biology. Evolution and biodiversity are continuing themes running throughout the course and are included in each major topic. The course is designed for non-science majors and is especially useful for liberal studies, elementary education, environmental studies, recreation, and similar majors.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC J.Oliver             CRC MAIN LRC 105           
M         01:00PM-04:15PM LAB J.Oliver             CRC MAIN SCI 206         18706 
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W         01:00PM-04:05PM LAB J.Oliver             CRC MAIN SCI 206         20032 Textbook
Two Labs are associated with the Monday/Wednesday Lecture. Select one Lab and register using that class number. You will be automatically enrolled into the Lecture.

MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC E.Neff               CRC MAIN SCI 110           
M         07:00PM-10:15PM LAB E.Neff               CRC MAIN SCI 206         20460 Textbook
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LAB E.Neff               CRC MAIN SCI 206         30674 Textbook
Two Labs are associated with the Monday/Wednesday evening Lecture. Select one Lab and register using that class number. You will be automatically enrolled into the Lecture.


BIOL 310    General Biology    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 312 and ENGWR 101; or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This is a survey of biological science with an emphasis on human biology. Topics covered include scientific inquiry, cell structure, transmission and molecular genetics, major organ systems, evolution, and ecology. Major biological principles are explored in each topic, but an emphasis is placed on human issues. The laboratory activities are designed to further investigate and illuminate each topic area. This course is intended for non-science majors.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC J.Bills              CRC MAIN SCI 110           
T         10:30AM-01:35PM LAB J.Bills              CRC MAIN SCI 206         19526 
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Th        10:30AM-01:35PM LAB J.Bills              CRC MAIN SCI 206         19528 Textbook
Two Labs are associated with the Tuesday/Thursday Lecture. Select one Lab and register using that class number. You will be automatically enrolled into the Lecture.


BIOL 350    Environmental Biology    3 Units

Same As: ENVT 304
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 312 and ENGWR 101; or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2
Course Transferable to UC/CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an overview of ecosystems and natural resources. Major topics covered include ecological principles, ecosystem functioning, conservation biology, resource use and management, pollution and other human-caused environmental impacts. This course provides the background needed to understand major global and regional issues such as acid rain, global warming, hazardous waste disposal, deforestation and endangered species recovery. This course is especially useful for Environmental Science, Ecology, Recreation, and Political Science majors. Field trips which may require a nominal fee, attendance at public meetings and/or a semester project may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC R.Skillen            CRC MAIN SCI 215         30683 
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This class is part of the Green Buildings: Environmental Design, Energy Management and Performance Based Construction Certificate. This certificate is for students with career interests in the Green Energy field of work.


BIOL 351    Global Climate Change    3 Units

Same As: GEOG 305
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 interdisciplinary course explores the natural and human factors causing the Earth's climate to change. Whether alarmed, skeptical, or just curious about climate change, this course will provide the scientific tools to analyze the evidence that climate change is a looming threat. Through lectures, readings, discussions and projects, students will examine the Earth's present and past climates as well as the influence of climate on the geographical distribution of plants, animals and human societies. This course is the same as GEOG 305, and only one may be taken for credit. See Cross-Listed Courses in the catalog.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
F         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC S.Scott              CRC MAIN SCI 106         30684 
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This class is part of the Green Buildings: Environmental Design, Energy Management and Performance Based Construction Certificate. This certificate is for students with career interests in the Green Energy field of work.

F         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC D.Sharkey            CRC MAIN SCI 106         30684 Textbook
This class is part of the Green Buildings: Environmental Design, Energy Management and Performance Based Construction Certificate. This certificate is for students with career interests in the Green Energy field of work.


BIOL 390    Natural History Field Study    .5-4 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 6 hours LEC ; 36 hours LAB
Description: This course will study the ecology and natural history covered in the field. Animals, plants and geology will be studied and their interrelationships investigated. The course(s) will be offered in the appropriate area (mountains, desert or seashore and ocean). Assignments, field notes and appropriate exams/quizzes will be an integral part of the course. Students will be responsible for providing their own lodging or camping equipment and meals. Campsites will be available. This course is ideal for future teachers, parents, resource management majors and those interested in the biological sciences.

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 01-Oct 27
Exploring the California Coast
T         07:00PM-09:50PM LEC A.Salmi              CRC MAIN SCI 108         19752 
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TBA       TBA             LAB A.Salmi              Off Campus Field Trip      
2 Units. The focus of this course is the investigation of the biology and geography of the California coast. The course includes four class meetings and two weekend field trips.

Required attendance for Class Meetings:
Tuesday, August 31, September 7, October 5 and October 26

Required attendance for Field Trips:
September: Friday-Sunday, Point Reyes Peninsula
October: Friday-Sunday, Monterey Bay Area
Topics to be discussed include coastal geology and geomorphology; ecological interrelationships among coastal plant and animal communities; field identification of organisms; tides, weather and climate; and human impacts on the environment.
This class is part of the Green Buildings: Environmental Design, Energy Management and Performance Based Construction Certificate. This certificate is for students with career interests in the Green Energy field of work.


BIOL 400    Principles of Biology    5 Units

Prerequisite: [Chem 400 OR Chem 305 OR Chem 307] AND Intermediate Algebra (Math 120 or Math 125 or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process)
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces universal biological principles, including biological molecules, enzymes, cell structure and function, biochemistry, Mendelian and molecular genetics, ecology and evolution. BIOL 400 is recommended for science majors and students in pre-professional programs.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC C.Deneke             CRC MAIN SCI 215         18646 
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MW        01:30PM-04:35PM LAB C.Deneke             CRC MAIN SCI 216           
 

TTh       12:30PM-01:50PM LEC S.Scott              CRC MAIN SCI 215         20462 Textbook
TTh       02:10PM-05:15PM LAB S.Scott              CRC MAIN SCI 216           
 

WF        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC J.Clary              CRC MAIN SCI 215         18652 Textbook
WF        09:00AM-12:05PM LAB J.Clary              CRC MAIN SCI 216           


BIOL 401    Principles of Biology for Veterinary Technicians    5 Units

Prerequisite: CHEM 305 or 307 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces universal biological principles, including biological molecules, enzymes, cell structure and function, biochemistry, Mendelian and molecular genetics, ecology and evolution. Applications and examples are chosen to reflect the needs of Veterinary Technology students. Science majors and students in pre-professional programs who are planning on transferring should not take this course; they should enroll in Biology 400.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC C.Deneke             CRC MAIN SCI 215         20310 
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MW        01:30PM-04:35PM LAB C.Deneke             CRC MAIN SCI 216           
 

TTh       12:30PM-01:50PM LEC S.Scott              CRC MAIN SCI 215         20466 Textbook
TTh       02:10PM-05:15PM LAB S.Scott              CRC MAIN SCI 216           
 

WF        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC J.Clary              CRC MAIN SCI 215         19906 Textbook
WF        09:00AM-12:05PM LAB J.Clary              CRC MAIN SCI 216           


BIOL 410    Principles of Botany    5 Units

Prerequisite: BIOL 400 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to the diversity, classification, life cycles, and evolutionary trends of plants, fungi, algae, and cyanobacteria. Emphasis is on the anatomy, morphology, physiology, development, evolution, and ecology of plants. A local weekend field trip may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TTh       03:50PM-05:10PM LEC C.Deneke             CRC MAIN SCI 215         20204 
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TTh       12:30PM-03:35PM LAB C.Deneke             CRC MAIN SCI 108           


BIOL 420    Principles of Zoology    5 Units

Prerequisite: BIOL 400 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to zoology with particular emphasis on comparative anatomy and physiology of vertebrates and invertebrates. The basic principles of evolution, taxonomy, embryology, morphology, physiology, behavior and ecology will be covered.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC S.Scott              CRC MAIN SCI 215         19910 
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MW        07:00PM-10:05PM LAB S.Scott              CRC MAIN SCI 108           


BIOL 430    Anatomy and Physiology    5 Units

Prerequisite: CHEM 305, 307, or 400 completed with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This is an introductory course in which the basic principles of human anatomy and physiology are presented in an integrated fashion. This course covers anatomical terminology, basic organic chemistry, histology, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. Both BIOL 430 and BIOL 431 must be taken to study all of the major body systems.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TTh       08:00AM-09:20AM LEC T.Tollner            CRC MAIN SCI 215         18716 
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TTh       09:30AM-12:35PM LAB T.Tollner            CRC MAIN SCI 201           
 

MW        12:30PM-01:50PM LEC S.Pollock            CRC MAIN SCI 201         18720 Textbook
MW        02:00PM-05:05PM LAB S.Pollock            CRC MAIN SCI 201           
 

MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC A.Salmi              CRC MAIN SCI 201         18724 Textbook
MW        07:00PM-10:05PM LAB A.Salmi              CRC MAIN SCI 201           


BIOL 431    Anatomy and Physiology    5 Units

Prerequisite: BIOL 430 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This is an introductory course in which the basic principles of human anatomy and physiology are presented in an integrated fashion. This course covers the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, endocrine and reproductive systems. Both BIOL 430 and BIOL 431 must be taken to study all of the major body systems.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
MW        08:00AM-09:20AM LEC T.Carmona            CRC MAIN SCI 217         18728 
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MW        09:30AM-12:35PM LAB T.Carmona            CRC MAIN SCI 217           
 

MW        02:00PM-03:20PM LEC I.Thomas             CRC MAIN SCI 217         19722 Textbook
MW        03:30PM-06:35PM LAB I.Thomas             CRC MAIN SCI 217           
 

TTh       12:30PM-01:50PM LEC A.Salmi              CRC MAIN SCI 217         20420 Textbook
TTh       02:00PM-05:05PM LAB A.Salmi              CRC MAIN SCI 217           
 

TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC C.Hampton            CRC MAIN SCI 217         18732 Textbook
TTh       07:00PM-10:05PM LAB C.Hampton            CRC MAIN SCI 217           


BIOL 440    General Microbiology    4 Units

Prerequisite: CHEM 305 or 307 or 400 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 72 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces the concepts of microbiology with an emphasis on forms, modes of growth, cell specialization, mutual, commensal and parasitic relationships of bacteria, fungi, molds, protozoans and viruses. Topics will be correlated with medical and health applications to animals and human beings.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
MW        08:00AM-09:20AM LEC J.Oliver             CRC MAIN SCI 308           
TTh       08:00AM-10:05AM LAB J.Oliver             CRC MAIN SCI 208         19566 
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TTh       10:30AM-12:35PM LAB J.Oliver             CRC MAIN SCI 208         18672 Textbook
Two Labs are associated with the Monday/Wednesday Lecture. Select one Lab and register using that class number. You will be automatically enrolled into the Lecture.

TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LEC E.Neff               CRC MAIN SCI 110           
MW        12:00PM-02:05PM LAB E.Neff               CRC MAIN SCI 208         19882 Textbook
MW        02:15PM-04:20PM LAB E.Neff               CRC MAIN SCI 208         20208 Textbook
Two Labs are associated with the Tuesday/Thursday Lecture. Select one Lab and register using that class number. You will be automatically enrolled into the Lecture.

TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC W.Place              CRC MAIN SCI 110           
TTh       07:00PM-09:05PM LAB W.Place              CRC MAIN SCI 208         20426 Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-04:35PM LAB W.Place              CRC MAIN SCI 208         31346 Textbook
Two Labs are associated with the Tuesday/Thursday evening Lecture. Select one Lab and register using that class number. You will be automatically enrolled into the Lecture.


BIOL 498    Work Experience in Biology    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 300 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within their current job. Course content will include understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms, which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. During the course of the semester, the student is required to fulfill an 18 hour orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. The course may be taken again when there is new or expanded learning on the job for a maximum of 16 units.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             Off Campus Job Site      31810 
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Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Friday, August 27, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. T-113A
Login to the eLearning Web site at https://d2l.losrios.edu/
For information, e-mail Professor Amy Avalos avalosa@crc.losrios.edu
To take this class, you may use the CRC Computer Lab in LRC-204; otherwise, you must have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: 1) Connection to the Internet, 2) e-mail account

Fall 2010 Class Schedule

Updated: November 18, 2010