Fall 2012 Class Schedule (FLC)



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BIOL 300    The Foundations of Biology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 and MATH 100; or placement through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
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 25-Dec 20
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC M.Wenzel             FLC MAIN FL5 111         19891 
Textbook


BIOL 307    Biology of Organisms    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 and MATH 100; 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 ; 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 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. Field trips scheduled outside of class time may be required. Students may be required to purchase eye protection and disposable gloves. Additionally, students may be required to provide their own transportation to field trip sites.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC E.Wada               FLC MAIN FL2 207         15283 
Textbook
T         02:30PM-05:35PM LAB E.Wada               FLC MAIN FL2 121           
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC E.Wada               El Dorado EDC A201       15619 Textbook
M         07:00PM-10:15PM LAB E.Wada               El Dorado EDC A102         


BIOL 310    General Biology    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 and MATH 100; or placement through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is a survey of biological science with an emphasis on human biology. It is intended for the non-science major as well as environmental technology majors. Units covered include cell biology, metabolism, Mendelian and molecular genetics, evolution, anatomy and physiology, animal behavior, and ecology. The laboratory activities are designed to further investigate and illuminate each topic area.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC M.Wenzel             FLC MAIN FL1 203         15285 
Textbook
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LAB M.Wenzel             FLC MAIN FL2 121           
WF        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC P.Cooke              El Dorado EDC A211       15287 Textbook
F         10:30AM-01:45PM LAB P.Cooke              El Dorado EDC A102         


BIOL 323    Ethnobotany    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 and MATH 100; with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This introductory course focuses on the concepts, questions, and methods of ethnobotany, the scientific study of the interactions between plants and humans. Students will use the scientific method to investigate the ecological and biological traits of plants, how these traits have shaped multicultural human use, and how plants have been affected by humans. Topics include plant structure and reproduction, the role of biodiversity in natural and cultivated systems, plant evolution under domestication, sustainable use of resources, ethnobotanical research techniques and ethical issues, and comparison of plant use by various cultures for food, medicine, shelter, basketry, and dyes. Laboratory topics include plant identification, experimental investigation of medicinal and food value of selected plants, traditional preparation of selected plants, preparation of herbarium specimens, and analysis of plant fibers and dyes. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
TTh       05:45PM-07:05PM LEC E.Wada               FLC MAIN FL2 209         15766 
Textbook
Th        07:15PM-10:20PM LAB E.Wada               FLC MAIN FL2 121           


BIOL 389    Natural History Field Studies: Wetland Ecosystems    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 12 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: This course will study the ecology and natural history of wetland ecosystems covered in the field. Animals, plants, geology, and environmental impacts unique to wetland areas will be studied and their interrelationships investigated. 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 anyone interested in nature, environmental topics and the biological sciences. Teachers and resource managers seeking professional growth, and students from all academic disciplines are encouraged to take this course. Each topic can be taken one time for credit.

Schedule: Other Term, Nov 08-Dec 02
Heart of the Delta & Winter Migratory Birds
Th        06:00PM-08:40PM LEC M.Denega             El Dorado EDC C214       15887 
Textbook
Heart of the Delta & Winter Migratory Birds
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Denega             El Dorado TBA            15887 Textbook

Schedule: Other Term, Nov 30-Dec 02
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Denega             El Dorado TBA              
For Detailed Information about the class please go to www.flc.losrios.edu/~denega .


BIOL 400    Principles of Biology    5 Units

Prerequisite: CHEM 400 with a grade of "C" or better; AND Intermediate Algebra (Math 120 or the equivalent)
Advisory: CHEM 401; AND: ENGWR 101 AND ENGRD 110 with a grade of âC❠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 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 25-Dec 20
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC S.Holzberg           FLC MAIN FL2 207         15289 
Textbook
MW        02:35PM-05:40PM LAB S.Holzberg           FLC MAIN FL2 121           
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Holzberg           El Dorado EDC A101       15291 Textbook
TTh       10:35AM-01:40PM LAB S.Holzberg           El Dorado EDC A102         


BIOL 420    Principles of Zoology    5 Units

Prerequisite: BIOL 400 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ENGWR 101; or placement through the assessment process.
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 part of a three-semester sequence in general biology for biology majors. Topics include 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. Personal protective equipment including safety glasses an disposable gloves will be required. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC K.Porthouse          FLC MAIN FL2 207         15293 
Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-01:35PM LAB K.Porthouse          FLC MAIN FL2 121           


BIOL 430    Anatomy and Physiology    5 Units

Prerequisite: CHEM 305 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: BIOL 310 and ENGWR 101; or placement through the assessment process.
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 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. Purchase of personal protective equipment including lab coats, safety glasses, and disposable gloves is required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Rogers             FLC MAIN FL2 209         15295 
Textbook
MWF       08:40AM-10:45AM LAB S.Rogers             FLC MAIN FL2 119           
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC S.Rogers             FLC MAIN FL2 209         15691 Textbook
MWF       11:05AM-01:10PM LAB S.Rogers             FLC MAIN FL2 119           
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC D.Lagala             El Dorado EDC A101       15296 Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-05:35PM LAB D.Lagala             El Dorado EDC A102         
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC K.Le                 El Dorado EDC A101       15768 Textbook
TTh       07:00PM-10:05PM LAB K.Le                 El Dorado EDC A102         


BIOL 431    Anatomy and Physiology    5 Units

Prerequisite: BIOL 430 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ENGWR 101; or placement through the assessment process.
General Education: CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
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, urinary, immune, digestive, endocrine, and reproductive systems. Both BIOL 430 and BIOL 431 must be taken to study all of the major body systems. Purchase of personal protective equipment including lab coats, safety glasses, and disposable gloves is required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC P.Krieg              FLC MAIN FL2 209         15297 
Textbook
MW        02:30PM-05:35PM LAB P.Krieg              FLC MAIN FL2 119           
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC J.Patterson          FLC MAIN FL2 209         15299 Textbook
MW        07:00PM-10:05PM LAB J.Patterson          FLC MAIN FL2 119           
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC D.Lagala             El Dorado EDC A213       15695 Textbook
MW        10:30AM-01:35PM LAB D.Lagala             El Dorado EDC A102         


BIOL 440    General Microbiology    4 Units

Prerequisite: CHEM 305 or CHEM 400 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent high school chemistry.
Advisory: BIOL 307, BIOL 310, and ENGWR 101; or placement through the assessment process.
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, protozoa and viruses. Topics will be correlated with medical and health applications to animals and human beings. Students are required to purchase a laboratory coat, microscope slides, safety glasses, disposable gloves and a laboratory notebook. Field trips and/or a semester project may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
TTh       05:45PM-07:05PM LEC S.Jahangiri          FLC MAIN FL2 212           
TTh       03:30PM-05:35PM LAB S.Jahangiri          FLC MAIN FL2 119         19889 
Textbook
TTh       07:15PM-09:20PM LAB S.Jahangiri          FLC MAIN FL2 119         15697 Textbook
Students may enroll in the lab that best fits their schedules. Students in both labs attend the same lecture.

MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC P.Jazbi              El Dorado EDC A213       15304 Textbook
MW        02:30PM-04:35PM LAB P.Jazbi              El Dorado EDC A102         


BIOL 442    General Bacteriology    5 Units

Prerequisite: CHEM 305, 306, or 400 with a grade of "C" or better; Or equivalent high school/college chemistry
Advisory: BIOL 307, BIOL 310, or ENGWR 101; or placement through the assessment process.
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 provides a survey of bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, and helminths that are associated with human infectious diseases. It examines their cellular and molecular structure, physiology, metabolism, and genetics. Laboratory work introduces methods for cultivating and characterizing microorganisms. Students are required to purchase a laboratory coat, microscope slides, safety glasses, disposable gloves and a laboratory notebook. Field trips and/or a semester project may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC L.Abraham            FLC MAIN FL2 209         15977 
Textbook
TTh       08:30AM-11:35AM LAB L.Abraham            FLC MAIN FL2 119           
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC L.Abraham            FLC MAIN FL2 209         19200 Textbook
TTh       11:45AM-02:50PM LAB L.Abraham            FLC MAIN FL2 119           

Fall 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: December 4, 2012