Fall 2018 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 25-Dec 20

T08:00AM-09:20AMLECP.JazbiRancho RCC1 10516084Textbook
TBATBALECP.JazbiOff Campus RCC ONLINE16084Textbook
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.

TTh05:30PM-06:50PMLECE.WadaRancho RCC1 21219389Textbook

BIOL 307    Biology of Organisms    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 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 25-Dec 20

TTh01:00PM-02:20PMLECC.OsorioFLC MAIN FL2 20915630Textbook
T02:30PM-05:35PMLABC.OsorioFLC MAIN FL2 121



T05:30PM-06:50PMLECM.WenzelEl Dorado EDC A20315859Textbook
TBATBALECM.WenzelEl Dorado EDC ONLINE15859Textbook
T07:00PM-10:05PMLABM.WenzelEl Dorado EDC A104
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 25-Dec 20

MW05:30PM-06:50PMLECE.WadaFLC MAIN FL2 20715632Textbook
M07:00PM-10:15PMLABE.WadaFLC MAIN FL2 121
WF09:30AM-10:50AMLECS.JahangiriEl Dorado EDC A20415634Textbook
F11:00AM-02:15PMLABS.JahangiriEl Dorado EDC A102

BIOL 350    Environmental 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 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. You cannot enroll in this course if you have passed ENVT 304. One off-campus field trip is required. Students may be required to drive themselves and there may be entrance fees to certain field trip locations. Attendance at public meetings, and/or a semester project may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh02:30PM-03:50PMLECM.KellerFLC MAIN FL2 20916126Textbook



Th08:00AM-09:20AMLECM.WenzelRancho RCC1 10516182Textbook
TBATBALECM.WenzelOff Campus RCC ONLINE16182Textbook
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.


BIOL 384    Natural History Field Study of Forest Ecosystems    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 48 hours LEC ; 72 hours LAB
Description: This course will cover the ecology and natural history of forest ecosystems covered in the field. Animals, plants, geology, and environmental impacts unique to forest and mountain areas will be studied and their interrelationship 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. Additional fees for tours or transportation may also be required. 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 24-Oct 17

MW06:30PM-07:50PMLECM.KellerFLC MAIN FL2 21220381Textbook
TBATBALECM.KellerFLC MAIN FLCTBA 20381Textbook
TBATBALABM.KellerFLC MAIN FLCTBA
BIOL 384 Natural History Field Studies of Forest Ecosystems

Mandatory Class Meetings (6) at FLC main campus:
6:30pm-7:50pm - September 24, September 26, October 1, October 3, October 10, and October 17


Required Overnight Trip: From 8:00am on Saturday, October 13, 2018 through approximately 8:00pm on Sunday, October 14, 2018.

Required one-day Field Trip (2) dates: September 29 and October 7, 2018..


Ecology of the Sierra Nevada: This course provides an overview and introduction to Sierra Nevada mountain and forest ecology. Students will learn about the dramatic geology and glaciation that has shaped this range, the influences of climate and elevation upon plant communities and wildlife populations, and identify common plants and animals while hiking and traveling through the area. Guest speakers may be used to provide a professional natural resource, land, and/or wildlife management perspective. On campus meetings and field trips are mandatory for this course. A field trip/camping/field station and park entrance fee will be due 3 weeks before our first class meeting. Students must provide their own sleeping bags and tents.


This class has 20.4 hours TBA over four weeks.


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 25-Dec 20

MW01:00PM-02:20PMLECS.HolzbergFLC MAIN FL2 20715636Textbook
MW02:35PM-05:40PMLABS.HolzbergFLC MAIN FL2 121
TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECS.HolzbergEl Dorado EDC A10115638Textbook
TTh10:35AM-01:40PMLABS.HolzbergEl 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 25-Dec 20

TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECM.KellerFLC MAIN FL2 20715640Textbook
TTh10:30AM-01:35PMLABM.KellerFLC 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 25-Dec 20

TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECS.RogersFLC MAIN FL2 20915642Textbook
MWF08:40AM-10:45AMLABS.RogersFLC MAIN FL2 119
TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECS.RogersFLC MAIN FL2 20915896Textbook
MWF11:05AM-01:10PMLABS.RogersFLC MAIN FL2 119
TTh01:00PM-02:20PMLECD.LagalaEl Dorado EDC A10115643Textbook
TTh02:30PM-05:35PMLABD.LagalaEl Dorado EDC A102
MW05:30PM-06:50PMLECD.LagalaEl Dorado EDC A10116419Textbook
MW07:00PM-10:05PMLABD.LagalaEl 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 25-Dec 20

MW01:00PM-02:20PMLECM.LeeFLC MAIN FL4 13215644Textbook
MW02:30PM-05:35PMLABM.LeeFLC MAIN FL2 119
MW05:30PM-06:50PMLECS.SayyedalhosseiniFLC MAIN FL2 20915646Textbook
MW07:00PM-10:05PMLABS.SayyedalhosseiniFLC MAIN FL2 119
MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECD.LagalaEl Dorado EDC A10116347Textbook
MW10:30AM-01:35PMLABD.LagalaEl Dorado EDC A102
TTh05:30PM-06:50PMLECD.Weyland WatsonEl Dorado EDC A10119390Textbook
TTh07:00PM-10:05PMLABD.Weyland WatsonEl 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 25-Dec 20

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECL.AbrahamFLC MAIN FL2 20916110Textbook
TTh08:30AM-10:35AMLABL.AbrahamFLC MAIN FL2 119
MW11:00AM-12:20PMLECL.AbrahamFLC MAIN FL2 20916112Textbook
TTh11:00AM-01:05PMLABL.AbrahamFLC MAIN FL2 119
TTh12:30PM-01:50PMLECS.JahangiriFLC MAIN FL4 21915648Textbook
TTh02:00PM-04:05PMLABC.YeagerFLC MAIN FL2 119
TTh06:00PM-07:20PMLECS.SabuFLC MAIN FL2 20716417Textbook
TTh07:30PM-09:35PMLABS.SabuFLC MAIN FL2 119
MW01:00PM-02:20PMLECP.JazbiEl Dorado EDC A10115649Textbook
MW02:30PM-04:35PMLABP.JazbiEl Dorado EDC A102

BIOL 498    Work Experience in Biology    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 or ESLW 320
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Student must be in a paid or non-paid internship, volunteer opportunity, or job related to career interests.
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 the field of Biology. Course content will include understanding the application of education to the workforce, completing required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site, and developing workplace skills and competencies. During the semester, the student is required to attend orientation. Students must complete 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of related unpaid work experience, for one unit. An additional 75 hours of related paid work experience or 60 hours of related unpaid work experience is required for each additional unit. The course may be taken for a maximum of 16 units. Students should have access to a computer, the Internet, and some computer media such as a USB drive to store data files. Online students must have an email account. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14

TBATBALABJ.WhiteFLC MAIN FLC ONLINE16381Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. In-person orientation session required. Please
click here for the dates and locations.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TBATBALABK.FunderburgFLC MAIN FLC ONLINE16380Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. In-person orientation session required. Please click here for the dates and locations.

TBATBALABA.DomekFLC MAIN FLC ONLINE16382Textbook
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Fall 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: October 19, 2018