Fall 2016 Class Schedule (FLC)



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BIOL 300    The Foundations of Biology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 and MATH 100 with grades of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; 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 20-Dec 15
T         08:00AM-09:20AM LEC P.Jazbi              Rancho RCC1 212          16070 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC P.Jazbi              Off Campus RCC ONLINE    16070 Textbook
This is a hybrid course in which approximately half of the class is online. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet and have an active email address. The class will meet on campus during the time listed above.

MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC M.Keller             Rancho RCC1 212          16244 Textbook


BIOL 307    Biology of Organisms    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 and MATH 100 with grades of "C" or better; with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B; IGETC Area 5C
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 (including day-length weekend field trips) may be required. Students may be required to purchase eye protection and disposable gloves.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC E.Wada               FLC MAIN FL2 209         15526 
Textbook
T         02:30PM-05:35PM LAB D.Weyland Watson     FLC MAIN FL2 121           



T         05:30PM-06:50PM LEC M.Wenzel             El Dorado EDC A101       15785 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Wenzel             El Dorado EDC ONLINE     15785 Textbook
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LAB M.Wenzel             El Dorado EDC A102         
This is a hybrid lecture-lab course in which approximately half of the lecture is online. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet and have an active email address. The class will meet on campus during the time listed above.


BIOL 310    General Biology    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 and MATH 100 with grades of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces the major concepts of biological science with an emphasis on human biology. It is intended for non-science majors and disciplines requiring a broad overview of Biology (e.g. some Allied Health programs). Topics 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. Students may be required to purchase eye protection and disposable gloves. Field trips outside of class time may be required. Additionally, students may be required to provide their own transportation to field trip sites.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC C.Osorio             FLC MAIN FL2 207         15528 
Textbook
M         07:00PM-10:05PM LAB E.Wada               FLC MAIN FL2 121           
WF        09:30AM-10:50AM LEC C.Osorio             El Dorado EDC A105       15530 Textbook
F         11:00AM-02:15PM LAB C.Osorio             El Dorado EDC A102         


BIOL 323    Plants and People    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; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This introductory course focuses on 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 anatomy, structure, and reproduction; the role of biodiversity in natural and cultivated systems; plant evolution under domestication; sustainable use of resources; ethical issues surrounding plant use; and comparison of plant use by various cultures for food, medicine, shelter, and dyes. Laboratory topics may include plant identification, experimental investigation of medicinal and food value of selected plants, traditional preparation of selected plants, plant structure and anatomy, and analysis of plant fibers and dyes. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       05:45PM-07:05PM LEC E.Wada               FLC MAIN FL2 209         15893 
Textbook
Th        07:15PM-10:20PM LAB E.Wada               FLC MAIN FL2 121           


BIOL 350    Environmental Biology    3 Units

Same As: ENVT 304
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 course provides an overview of ecosystems and natural resources. Major topics covered include scientific methods, data interpretation, ecological principles, ecosystem functioning, conservation biology, resource use (including historical and cultural values) and management, and human-caused environmental impacts (e.g. pollution). This course provides the background needed to understand major global and regional issues such as acid rain, global warming, hazardous waste disposal, deforestation, ecological sustainability, and endangered species recovery. BIOL 350 is a general education course that is especially useful for Environmental Technology, Environmental Sciences, Ecology, Recreation, Education, and Political Science majors. This course is the same as ENVT 304. You cannot enroll in this course if you have passed ENVT 304. Field trips, attendance at public meetings, and/or a semester project may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LEC M.Keller             FLC MAIN FL2 209         16141 
Textbook



Th        08:00AM-09:20AM LEC M.Wenzel             Rancho RCC1 212          16245 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Wenzel             Off Campus RCC ONLINE    16245 Textbook
This is a hybrid course in which approximately half of the class is online. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet and have an active email address. The class will meet on campus during the time listed above.

TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC W.Hamilton           Rancho RCC1 212          16246 Textbook


BIOL 386    Natural History Field Studies: Marine 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 marine ecosystems covered in the field. Animals, plants, geology, and environmental impacts unique to ocean 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.

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 02-Sep 16
F         05:00PM-08:05PM LEC R.Skillen            FLC MAIN FL2 209         19980 
Textbook
F         05:00PM-08:05PM LEC C.Osorio             FLC MAIN FL2 209         19980 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Skillen            FLC MAIN FLCTBA          19980 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Osorio             FLC MAIN FLCTBA          19980 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Skillen            FLC MAIN FLCTBA            
This one-unit field course, team-taught by Bert Skillen and Cecilia Osorio, includes one three-day field trip and two class meetings (one before and one after the field trip). The two class meetings occur at the FLC-main campus on September 2, 2016 and September 16, 2016, 5:00pm-8:05pm. The field trip occurs September 9, 10, and 11, 2016. This field course provides an introduction to coastal and marine ecosystems including the Monterey Bay Aquarium and surrounding area, Point Reyes and the Marine Mammal Center, Bodega Bay, and Fort Ross. We will focus on the influences of geography and geology upon plant communities and wildlife populations. Regional mammals, birds, reptiles, and invertebrates will be covered and we will explore the floristics, pollination, plant, and algal community composition while hiking and traveling through the area. Be prepared as coastal weather is often unpredictable and the course will continue regardless of weather. Students will be required to provide their own camping equipment (including tent, sleeping bag, etc.), field journals, and meals. An additional fee will be charged for camping, entry to the aquarium, and other activities. Please contact Professor Bert Skillen at skiller@flc.losrios.edu for more information.

TBA       TBA             LAB C.Osorio             FLC MAIN FLCTBA            
This one-unit field course, team-taught by Bert Skillen and Cecilia Osorio, includes one three-day field trip and two class meetings (one before and one after the field trip). The two class meetings occur at the FLC-main campus on September 2, 2016 and September 16, 2016, 5:00pm-8:05pm. The field trip occurs September 9, 10, and 11, 2016. This field course provides an introduction to coastal and marine ecosystems including the Monterey Bay Aquarium and surrounding area, Point Reyes and the Marine Mammal Center, Bodega Bay, and Fort Ross. We will focus on the influences of geography and geology upon plant communities and wildlife populations. Regional mammals, birds, reptiles, and invertebrates will be covered and we will explore the floristics, pollination, plant, and algal community composition while hiking and traveling through the area. Be prepared as coastal weather is often unpredictable and the course will continue regardless of weather. Students will be required to provide their own camping equipment (including tent, sleeping bag, etc.), field journals, and meals. An additional fee will be charged for camping, entry to the aquarium, and other activities. Please contact Professor Bert Skillen at skiller@flc.losrios.edu for more information.


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 "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B; IGETC Area 5C
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. Goggles and a scientific or 4 function calculator are required (programmable or cell phone calculators are NOT allowed). (C-ID BIOL 190; Part of C-ID BIOL 135S)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC S.Holzberg           FLC MAIN FL2 207         15532 
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       15534 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 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B; IGETC Area 5C
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. Students may be required to purchase eye protection and disposable gloves. Field trips scheduled outside of class time may be required. Additionally, students may be required to provide their own transportation to field trip sites. (C-ID BIOL 150; Part of C-ID BIOL 135S)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC M.Keller             FLC MAIN FL2 207         15536 
Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-01:35PM LAB M.Keller             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; IGETC Area 5C
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. (Part of C-ID BIOL 115S)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Rogers             FLC MAIN FL2 209         15538 
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         15837 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       15539 Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-05:35PM LAB D.Lagala             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; IGETC Area 5C
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. (Part of C-ID BIOL 115S)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC M.Robinson           FLC MAIN FL2 209         15540 
Textbook
MW        02:30PM-05:35PM LAB M.Robinson           FLC MAIN FL2 119           
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC J.Patterson          FLC MAIN FL2 209         15542 Textbook
MW        07:00PM-10:05PM LAB J.Patterson          FLC MAIN FL2 119           
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC D.Lagala             El Dorado EDC A101       19437 Textbook
MW        10:30AM-01:35PM LAB D.Lagala             El Dorado EDC A102         
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC M.Aly                El Dorado EDC A101       15841 Textbook
MW        07:00PM-10:05PM LAB M.Aly                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
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B; IGETC Area 5C
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 20-Dec 15
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC L.Abraham            FLC MAIN FL2 209         16109 
Textbook
TTh       08:30AM-10:35AM LAB L.Abraham            FLC MAIN FL2 119           
MW        11:00AM-12:20PM LEC L.Abraham            FLC MAIN FL2 209         16111 Textbook
TTh       11:00AM-01:05PM LAB L.Abraham            FLC MAIN FL2 119           
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC S.Jahangiri          FLC MAIN FL2 207         15544 Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-09:35PM LAB S.Jahangiri          FLC MAIN FL2 119           
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC P.Jazbi              El Dorado EDC A101       15545 Textbook
MW        02:30PM-04:35PM LAB P.Jazbi              El Dorado EDC A102         


BIOL 442    General Microbiology and Public Health    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; IGETC Area 5B; IGETC Area 5C
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 20-Dec 15
TTh       12:30PM-01:50PM LEC S.Jahangiri          FLC MAIN FL1 203         15993 
Textbook
TTh       02:00PM-05:05PM LAB C.Yeager             FLC MAIN FL2 119           

Fall 2016 Class Schedule

Updated: December 7, 2016