Spring 2015 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 Medical Assisting Programs and other related programs, 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 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Bills              CRC MAIN Online          15127 
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Online class. For more information go to http://www.crc.losrios.edu/de

Required on-campus class meetings:
Midterm: Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 7:00-9:00pm (SCI-110)
Final: Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 7:00-9:00pm (SCI-110)
Biology 100 is designed as a non-transferable course for the Health Information Technology, Pharmacy Technology, and Medical Assisting Programs. This course will be accepted for the CRC degrees and certificates requiring Biology 100. This is an online class uses Desire2Learn. Students must have access to the Internet and a Los Rios GMail account. To take this class, you may also use the CRC Computer Lab in LRC-204.
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 BIOL 100.
Browser and security settings and other resources for Desire2Learn users can be found at http://d2lresources.losrios.edu/

MW        07:50AM-09:10AM LEC D.Crain              Elk Grove EGA 110        20160 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, Emergency Medical Technician, Pharmacy 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 17-May 20
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC J.Bills              CRC MAIN SCI 106           
M         01:30PM-04:45PM LAB J.Bills              CRC MAIN SCI 201         15057 
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W         01:30PM-04:35PM LAB J.Bills              CRC MAIN SCI 201         15255 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-06:50PM LEC A.Kaufmann           CRC MAIN SCI 217         15058 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 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Bills              CRC MAIN Online          15735 
Textbook
Online Class.
For more information go to http://www.crc.losrios.edu/de

Required on-campus class meetings:
Midterm: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., SCI-110 on March 19, 2015
Final: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., SCI-110 on May 14, 2015
This is an online class uses Desire2Learn. Students must have access to the Internet and a Los Rios GMail account. To take this class, you may also use the CRC Computer Lab in LRC-204.
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 BIOL 100.
Browser and security settings and other resources for Desire2Learn users can be found at http://d2lresources.losrios.edu/

TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC D.Crain              CRC MAIN LRC 104         15827 Textbook
MW        07:00PM-08:20PM LEC W.Hamilton           Elk Grove EGA 110        20161 Textbook


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 17-May 20
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Fong               CRC MAIN SCI 106           
M         12:30PM-03:45PM LAB M.Fong               CRC MAIN SCI 206         15414 
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W         12:30PM-03:35PM LAB M.Fong               CRC MAIN SCI 206         15421 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 17-May 20
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC C.Stafford-Banks     CRC MAIN SCI 308           
T         12:15PM-03:20PM LAB C.Stafford-Banks     CRC MAIN SCI 206         15049 
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Th        12:15PM-03:20PM LAB C.Stafford-Banks     CRC MAIN SCI 206         15050 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.

MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC J.Bills              CRC MAIN SCI 110         15256 Textbook
MW        07:00PM-08:25PM LAB J.Bills              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 17-May 20
TTh       09:30AM-10:50AM LEC J.Oliver             Elk Grove EGA 211        20162 
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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 17-May 20
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC W.Hamilton           CRC MAIN SCI 109         15534 
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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] 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. (C-ID BIOL 190)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC C.Deneke             CRC MAIN SCI 309         14764 
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MW        01:50PM-05:00PM LAB C.Deneke             CRC MAIN SCI 216           
 

TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC E.Neff               CRC MAIN SCI 308         15224 Textbook
TTh       01:50PM-05:00PM LAB E.Neff               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. (C-ID BIOL 130S; C-ID BIOL 155)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC C.Deneke             CRC MAIN SCI 106         15189 
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TTh       09:00AM-12:05PM 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. (C-ID BIOL 130S)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       12:30PM-01:50PM LEC R.Aptekar            CRC MAIN SCI 215         15128 
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TTh       02:20PM-05:25PM LAB R.Aptekar            CRC MAIN SCI 108           


BIOL 430    Anatomy and Physiology    5 Units

Prerequisite: CHEM 305, 309, 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
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 17-May 20
MW        08:00AM-09:20AM LEC T.Carmona            CRC MAIN SCI 215         14783 
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MW        09:30AM-12:35PM LAB T.Carmona            CRC MAIN SCI 201           
 

TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC A.Salmi              CRC MAIN SCI 106         14785 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-04:35PM LAB A.Salmi              CRC MAIN SCI 201           
 

MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC A.Cruz               CRC MAIN SCI 308         14787 Textbook
MW        05:00PM-08:05PM LAB A.Cruz               CRC MAIN SCI 201           
 

TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC E.Gunhan             CRC MAIN SCI 215         15258 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 cardiovascular, respiratory, lymphatic/immune, digestive, urinary, endocrine and reproductive systems. Both BIOL 430 and BIOL 431 must be taken to study all of the major organ systems.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       08:00AM-09:20AM LEC T.Carmona            CRC MAIN SCI 215         14789 
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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         15086 Textbook
MW        02:00PM-05:05PM LAB S.Pollock            CRC MAIN SCI 217           
 

MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC A.Salmi              CRC MAIN SCI 215         14791 Textbook
MW        07:00PM-10:05PM LAB A.Salmi              CRC MAIN SCI 217           


BIOL 440    General Microbiology    4 Units

Prerequisite: CHEM 305, 309, 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 17-May 20
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC J.Oliver             CRC MAIN SCI 308           
MW        08:00AM-10:05AM LAB J.Oliver             CRC MAIN SCI 208         15415 
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MW        12:00PM-02:05PM LAB J.Oliver             CRC MAIN SCI 208         15416 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        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC E.Neff               CRC MAIN SCI 309         15599 Textbook
MW        03:00PM-05:05PM LAB E.Neff               CRC MAIN SCI 208           
 

TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC V.Dunne              CRC MAIN SCI 308           
TTh       03:15PM-05:20PM LAB V.Dunne              CRC MAIN SCI 208         14774 Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-09:35PM LAB V.Dunne              CRC MAIN SCI 208         15260 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 462    Genetics in Contemporary Human Society    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
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 introduces students to the principles of modern genetics, especially as they apply to human health and society. Rapid advances in scientists' knowledge of what genes are and how they work impact the daily life of people through genetically modified foods, DNA fingerprinting, therapies for human disease and a variety of reproductive technologies. This course includes the study of Mendelian inheritance, the roles of chromosomes and genes in human disease, how genes direct development, the relationship between genes, environment and behavior, and the contribution of genes to human diversity. Ethical, legal and social issues will be explored through class discussions and written reports. This course is primarily intended for non-biology majors; however, biology majors may enjoy the opportunity to explore human genetics in greater depth than is possible in BIOL 400.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC E.Neff               CRC MAIN SCI 108         16013 
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BIOL 480     Honors Seminar in Biology- Coastal Field Biology    1 Unit

Same As: HONOR 380
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, in this case coastal field biology. Enrollment is limited to Honors students. Details about the Honors Program can be found in the front of the Catalog and on the CRC website. This course is the same as Honor 380. This course, under either name, may be taken one time for credit. A field trip is required.

Schedule: Other Term, Feb 20-May 20
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Salmi              CRC MAIN SCI 108         16143 
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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 Meeting: Fridays, February 20, March 6, 20; April 10, 2015, 1:00-3:50 in SCI-108 Field trip April 24-25, 2015.

Honors 383 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.


BIOL 498    Work Experience in Biology    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position or job related to career goals in Biology.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 300 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment in their major field of study or advancement within their career. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in transfer level degree occupational programs. Course content includes 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. Appropriate level learning objectives are established by the student and the employer. During the semester, the student is required to participate in a weekly 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. Work Experience may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
W         12:30PM-01:20PM LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN WIN 106         15588 
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TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          15589 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Friday, January 23rd, 11:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in WIN 106
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 19-May 20
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          15522 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on-campus Orientation: Thursday, February 19th, 6:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. in WIN 106
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 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: May 4, 2015