Spring 2012 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, Jan 14-May 16
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Bills              CRC MAIN Online          14740 
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Online class.
Exam dates: Wednesday, March 14 and May 9; 7:00 -10:00 p.m.
Exams are held in SCI-110.

For more information go to www.crc.losrios.edu/de 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.


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 14-May 16
MW        12:30PM-01:50PM LEC J.Bills              CRC MAIN SCI 106           
M         09:00AM-12:15PM LAB J.Bills              CRC MAIN SCI 217         14648 
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W         09:00AM-12:05PM LAB J.Bills              CRC MAIN SCI 217         14930 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       05:30PM-06:45PM LEC A.Kaufmann           CRC MAIN SCI 217         14649 Textbook
TTh       07:00PM-08:20PM LAB A.Kaufmann           CRC MAIN SCI 217           


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, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC T.Thiemann           CRC MAIN L 112           20219 
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Interactive Television Class.
Students not in classroom must phone in at beginning of class hour. Attendance number is (916) 691-7771. Testing is done on campus. For more information about interactive television classes please visit www.crc.losrios.edu/de


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 14-May 16
MW        10:00AM-11:20AM LEC M.Keller             CRC MAIN SCI 106           
M         12:00PM-03:15PM LAB W.Hamilton           CRC MAIN SCI 206         15157 
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W         12:00PM-03:05PM LAB W.Hamilton           CRC MAIN SCI 206         15165 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.


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 14-May 16
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC J.Bills              CRC MAIN SCI 308           
T         12:15PM-03:20PM LAB J.Bills              CRC MAIN SCI 206         14635 
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Th        12:15PM-03:20PM LAB J.Bills              CRC MAIN SCI 206         14636 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.

M         05:30PM-08:45PM LEC V.Dunne              CRC MAIN SCI 206         14931 Textbook
W         05:30PM-08:35PM LAB V.Dunne              CRC MAIN SCI 206           


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 14-May 16
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC J.Oliver             CRC MAIN SCI 308         14933 
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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 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 14-May 16
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC W.Hamilton           CRC MAIN SCI 109         15355 
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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 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 14-May 16
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC C.Deneke             CRC MAIN SCI 309         14267 
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MW        01:50PM-05:00PM LAB C.Deneke             CRC MAIN SCI 216           
 

TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC S.Scott              CRC MAIN SCI 308         14883 Textbook
TTh       03:15PM-06:20PM LAB S.Scott              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, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       12:30PM-01:50PM LEC C.Deneke             CRC MAIN SCI 215         14822 
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TTh       02:15PM-05:20PM 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, Jan 14-May 16
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Scott              CRC MAIN SCI 309         14741 
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TTh       09:00AM-12:05PM 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, Jan 14-May 16
MW        08:00AM-09:20AM LEC T.Carmona            CRC MAIN SCI 215         14290 
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MW        09:30AM-12:35PM LAB T.Carmona            CRC MAIN SCI 201           
 

TTh       12:30PM-01:50PM LEC A.Salmi              CRC MAIN SCI 201         14292 Textbook
TTh       02:00PM-05:05PM LAB A.Salmi              CRC MAIN SCI 201           
 

MW        02:00PM-03:20PM LEC J.Ballesteros        CRC MAIN SCI 201         14294 Textbook
MW        03:30PM-06:35PM LAB J.Ballesteros        CRC MAIN SCI 201           
 

TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC E.Gunhan             CRC MAIN SCI 201         14934 Textbook
TTh       07:00PM-10:05PM LAB E.Gunhan             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, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       08:00AM-09:20AM LEC T.Carmona            CRC MAIN SCI 217         14296 
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TTh       09:30AM-12:35PM LAB T.Carmona            CRC MAIN SCI 217           
 

MW        12:30PM-01:50PM LEC S.Pollock            CRC MAIN SCI 217         14687 Textbook
MW        02:00PM-05:05PM LAB S.Pollock            CRC MAIN SCI 217           
 

MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC A.Salmi              CRC MAIN SCI 217         14298 Textbook
MW        07:00PM-10:05PM LAB A.Salmi              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, Jan 14-May 16
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC J.Oliver             CRC MAIN SCI 308           
TTh       08:30AM-10:35AM LAB J.Oliver             CRC MAIN SCI 208         15158 
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MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LAB J.Oliver             CRC MAIN SCI 208         14276 Textbook
TTh       11:00AM-01:05PM LAB J.Oliver             CRC MAIN SCI 208         15159 Textbook
Three 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       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC E.Neff               CRC MAIN L 313           15500 Textbook
TTh       03:15PM-05:20PM LAB E.Neff               CRC MAIN SCI 208           
 

MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC E.Neff               CRC MAIN SCI 106           
MW        03:00PM-05:05PM LAB E.Neff               CRC MAIN SCI 208         14279 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-09:35PM LAB E.Neff               CRC MAIN SCI 208         14936 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 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 01-Apr 30
Coastal Field Biology
F         01:00PM-03:50PM LEC A.Salmi              CRC MAIN SCI 215         14937 
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TBA       TBA             LAB A.Salmi              Off Campus Field Trip      
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
Organizational Meetings: Friday, March 2, March 16, March 30 and April 20, 1:00 -3:50 p.m. in SCI-215
Field trip: April 27-28, 2012
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.


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, Jan 14-May 16
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          15468 
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Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Friday, January 20, 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

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          15467 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Friday, January 20, 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

Schedule: Other Term, Feb 11-May 16
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          15335 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on-campus Orientation: Saturday, February 11, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.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

Spring 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: March 16, 2012