Spring 2010 Class Schedule (CRC)



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

Prerequisite: None.
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, Jan 16-May 19
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Bills              CRC MAIN Online          20497 
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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. This course will be accepted for CRC degrees and certificates requiring Biology 100.

This is a 3-unit class; 54 hours lecture.
This is an online class that uses the Desire2Learn learning management system. If you are not familiar with D2L, you should consider taking HCD 320 Skills for Online Student Success. It is a 6-week course offered at CRC which can be taken concurrently with Biology 100. Browser and security settings and other resources for Desire2Learn users can be found at: http://d2lresources.losrios.edu
All students must have an active e-mail 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. There is a Student Computer Lab (LRC 204) offering computer access for all enrolled students, but space and times are limited


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, Jan 16-May 19
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC J.Bills              CRC MAIN L 313             
F         08:00AM-11:05AM LAB J.Bills              CRC MAIN SP 119          20207 
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F         12:00PM-03:05PM LAB J.Bills              CRC MAIN SP 119          21051 Textbook
Two labs are associated with the MW Day Lecture. Choose one lab and the lab code will also enroll you in the lecture.

TTh       07:15PM-08:30PM LEC A.Kaufmann           CRC MAIN L 313           20209 Textbook
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LAB A.Kaufmann           CRC MAIN SP 107            


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, Jan 16-May 19
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC J.Oliver             CRC MAIN LRC 104           
M         12:00PM-03:15PM LAB J.Oliver             CRC MAIN SP 107          21677 
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W         12:00PM-03:05PM LAB J.Oliver             CRC MAIN SP 107          21695 Textbook
Two labs are associated with the MW/Day Lecture. Choose one lab and the lab code will also enroll you in 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, Jan 16-May 19
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC J.Bills              CRC MAIN T 115             
T         12:15PM-03:20PM LAB J.Bills              CRC MAIN SP 107          20169 
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Th        12:15PM-03:20PM LAB J.Bills              CRC MAIN SP 107          20171 Textbook
Two labs are associated with the TTh/Day lecture. Choose one lab and the lab code will also enroll you in the lecture.

M         05:30PM-08:45PM LEC M.Kolster            CRC MAIN SP 107          21053 Textbook
W         05:30PM-08:35PM LAB M.Kolster            CRC MAIN SP 107            


BIOL 342    The New Plagues: New and Ancient Infectious Diseases Threatening World Health    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
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course will cover general biological concepts and the epidemiology and pathology of selected pathogens such as prions, viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and helminthes threatening public health on a global scale. The course explores the influence of human behavior and activities on the emergence of new infectious agents and the re-emergence of ancient plagues.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC J.Oliver             CRC MAIN LRC 201         21057 
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BIOL 352    Conservation Biology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS GE Area IV
Course Transferable to UC/CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This introductory course covers biological and ecological principles involved in understanding and analyzing environmental problems and exploring scientifically sound conservation techniques. Major topics include the nature of science, basic principles of ecology, genetics and evolution, patterns of biodiversity and extinction, and the interdependence between humans and our environment. This course places emphasis on scientific processes and methodology and the application of science to conservation issues. Field trips and/or a semester project may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC R.Skillen            CRC MAIN L 112           31649 
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Class 31649 is an interactive television course.
Students not in classroom must phone in at beginning of class hour. Attendance number is (916) 691-7600. Testing is done on campus. For more information about interactive television classes please visit www.crc.losrios.edu/de


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, Jan 16-May 19
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC C.Deneke             CRC MAIN SP 119          19385 
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MW        01:30PM-04:35PM LAB C.Deneke             CRC MAIN SP 119            
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC J.Clary              CRC MAIN SP 119          20909 Textbook
MW        07:00PM-10:05PM LAB J.Clary              CRC MAIN SP 119            


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
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 BIOL 400.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC C.Deneke             CRC MAIN SP 119          20773 
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MW        01:30PM-04:35PM LAB C.Deneke             CRC MAIN SP 119            
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC J.Clary              CRC MAIN SP 119          20913 Textbook
MW        07:00PM-10:05PM LAB J.Clary              CRC MAIN SP 119            


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 introduces the biology of plants, fungi, cyanobacteria, and algae. Topics covered include the anatomy and physiology, development, classification, evolution and ecology of botanical organisms. Some labs involve local field trips; a weekend field trip may be required (an alternative assignment will be available).

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
TTh       12:30PM-01:50PM LEC C.Deneke             CRC MAIN P 48            20701 
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TTh       02:30PM-05:35PM LAB C.Deneke             CRC MAIN SP 119            


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, Jan 16-May 19
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC M.Smith              CRC MAIN SP 119          20499 
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TTh       08:45AM-11:50AM LAB M.Smith              CRC MAIN SP 119            


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, Jan 16-May 19
MW        07:45AM-09:05AM LEC T.Carmona            CRC MAIN SP 114          19435 
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MW        09:15AM-12:20PM LAB T.Carmona            CRC MAIN SP 114            
TTh       12:30PM-01:50PM LEC A.Salmi              CRC MAIN SP 114          19439 Textbook
TTh       02:00PM-05:05PM LAB A.Salmi              CRC MAIN SP 114            
FSa       08:00AM-09:20AM LEC I.Thomas             CRC MAIN SP 114          19443 Textbook
FSa       09:30AM-12:35PM LAB I.Thomas             CRC MAIN SP 114            
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC C.Hampton            CRC MAIN SP 114          21061 Textbook
TTh       07:00PM-10:05PM LAB C.Hampton            CRC MAIN SP 114            


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, Jan 16-May 19
TTh       07:45AM-09:05AM LEC T.Carmona            CRC MAIN SP 114          19447 
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TTh       09:15AM-12:20PM LAB T.Carmona            CRC MAIN SP 114            
MW        12:30PM-01:50PM LEC S.Pollock            CRC MAIN SP 114          20351 Textbook
MW        02:00PM-05:05PM LAB S.Pollock            CRC MAIN SP 114            
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC A.Salmi              CRC MAIN SP 114          19451 Textbook
MW        07:00PM-10:05PM LAB A.Salmi              CRC MAIN SP 114            


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, Jan 16-May 19
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC E.Neff               CRC MAIN LRC 105           
TTh       08:00AM-10:05AM LAB E.Neff               CRC MAIN SP 120          21679 
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MW        08:00AM-10:05AM LAB E.Neff               CRC MAIN SP 120          19403 Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-03:05PM LAB E.Neff               CRC MAIN SP 120          21681 Textbook
Three labs are associated with the TTh/Day lecture. Choose one lab and the lab code will also enroll you in the lecture.

MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC W.Place              CRC MAIN L 313             
MW        03:15PM-05:20PM LAB E.Neff               CRC MAIN SP 120          19411 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-09:35PM LAB W.Place              CRC MAIN SP 120          21065 Textbook
Two labs are associated with the MW/Evening Lecture. Choose one lab and the lab code will also enroll you in the lecture.

TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC S.Sparacio           CRC MAIN SP 120          20885 Textbook
TTh       07:00PM-09:05PM LAB S.Sparacio           CRC MAIN SP 120            


BIOL 470    Behavioral 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
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an overview of animal and human behavior in an evolutionary and ecological context. The course includes an introduction to patterns of animal and human behavior, cell and physiological processes, the structure and function of nervous systems, the genetics of behavior, the principles of evolution, and behavioral ecology. It is useful for both science and non-science majors.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC R.Skillen            CRC MAIN LRC 201         21683 
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BIOL 481    Honors Seminar in Biology    1 Unit

Same As: HONOR 383
Prerequisite: None
General Education: AA/AS Area IV
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 12 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: Honors Seminars in Biology are special one-unit intensive courses for academically accomplished students or those with the potential for high academic achievement. In these seminars, students will study advanced topics from the area of biology. Enrollment limited to Honors students. This course is the same as HONOR 383. This course, under either name, may be taken a total of four times for credit on different topics. See Cross-Listed Courses in the catalog.

Schedule: Other Term, Mar 05-May 01
Coastal Field Biology
F         01:00PM-03:50PM LEC A.Salmi              CRC MAIN SP 120          21067 
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TBA       TBA             LAB A.Salmi              Off Campus Field Trip      
This is a 1 unit course.
Eligibility for enrollment in this Honors Program course will be verified at the first class meeting.
Students must be admitted to the Honors Program before they can enroll in the Honors courses. Students interested in applying for admission to the Honors Program will find the application and more information at http://www.crc.losrios.edu/honorsapplication
This is a 1 unit class.
Organizational Meeting: Friday, March 5, March 19, April 9 and April 23, 2010; 1:00-3:50 in P-120 Field trip: April 30 - May 1, 2010.
Biology 481 Course Description for "Coastal Field Biology"
The course will study the ecological interrelationships among the plant and animal communities and their physical environment in coastal ecosystems, with an emphasis on the rocky intertidal ecosystem. Field studies are an integral part of the course. Studies will also include reading assignments, discussions, oral presentations and lectures.

Spring 2010 Class Schedule

Updated: July 30, 2010