Fall 2017 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 19-Dec 14
T         09:30AM-10:50AM LEC P.Jazbi              Rancho RCC1 212          16030 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC P.Jazbi              Off Campus RCC ONLINE    16030 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          16146 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 19-Dec 14
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC E.Wada               FLC MAIN FL2 209         15542 
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       15779 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Wenzel             El Dorado EDC ONLINE     15779 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 19-Dec 14
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC D.Weyland Watson     FLC MAIN FL2 207         15544 
Textbook
M         07:00PM-10:05PM LAB C.Osorio             FLC MAIN FL2 121           
WF        09:30AM-10:50AM LEC S.Jahangiri          El Dorado EDC A105       15546 Textbook
F         11:00AM-02:15PM LAB S.Jahangiri          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 19-Dec 14
TTh       05:45PM-07:05PM LEC E.Wada               FLC MAIN FL2 209         15874 
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 19-Dec 14
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LEC M.Keller             FLC MAIN FL2 209         16079 
Textbook



Th        08:00AM-09:20AM LEC M.Wenzel             Rancho RCC1 105          16147 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Wenzel             Off Campus RCC ONLINE    16147 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          16148 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 cover the ecology and natural history of marine ecosystems 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, Nov 02-Dec 02
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC M.Keller             FLC MAIN FL2 212         16399 
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TBA       TBA             LEC M.Keller             FLC MAIN FLCTBA          16399 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Keller             FLC MAIN FLCTBA            
BIOL 386 Natural History Field Studies: Marine Ecosystems


Mandatory Class Meetings (4) on FLC main campus:
5:30pm-6:50pm -- November 2, November 9, November 14, November 16, 2017


Required Overnight Trip: From 8:00am on Saturday, November 18, 2017 through approximately 8:00pm on Sunday, November 19, 2017.

Required one-day Field Trip (2) dates: November 4 and December 2, 2017.



This one-unit field course, taught by Dr. Fran Keller, provides an introduction to coastal and marine ecosystems including the Monterey Bay Aquarium and surrounding area, Point Reyes, and Bodega Bay. Regional mammals, birds, and invertebrates will be covered and we will explore the floristics, and algal community composition while hiking and traveling through the area. Students will learn how to conduct a field survey to measure species richness and diversity. The class includes one two-day field trip, two one-day field trips, and four class meetings. The four class meetings occur at the FLC-main campus on Thursday November 2, Thursday November 9, Tuesday November 14, and Thursday November 16. Each class meeting at FLC occurs from 5:30pm-6:50pm. A field station expense cost of $130.00 is due three weeks prior to the first day of class to cover the price of accommodations at Bodega Bay Marine Lab and meals at the BBML. Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived. 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/bedding equipment (cooler, sleeping bag, etc.), field journals, and meals. An additional fee will be charged for the overnight fieldtrip (see above), and potentially other activities. Students may be required to provide their own transportation. Please contact Professor Fran Keller at kellerm@flc.losrios.edu for more information.



This class has 23.4 hours TBA.



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 19-Dec 14
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC S.Holzberg           FLC MAIN FL2 207         15548 
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       15550 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 19-Dec 14
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC M.Keller             FLC MAIN FL2 207         15552 
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 19-Dec 14
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Rogers             FLC MAIN FL2 209         15554 
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         15823 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       15555 Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-05:35PM LAB D.Lagala             El Dorado EDC A102         
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC P.Dao                El Dorado EDC A101       19236 Textbook
MW        07:00PM-10:05PM LAB P.Dao                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 19-Dec 14
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC M.Lee                FLC MAIN FL2 209         15556 
Textbook
MW        02:30PM-05:35PM LAB M.Lee                FLC MAIN FL2 119           
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC C.Kuo                FLC MAIN FL2 209         15558 Textbook
MW        07:00PM-10:05PM LAB C.Kuo                FLC MAIN FL2 119           
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC D.Lagala             El Dorado EDC A101       16352 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
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 19-Dec 14
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC L.Abraham            FLC MAIN FL2 209         16060 
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         16062 Textbook
TTh       11:00AM-01:05PM LAB L.Abraham            FLC MAIN FL2 119           
TTh       12:30PM-01:50PM LEC S.Jahangiri          FLC MAIN FL4 219         15560 Textbook
TTh       02:00PM-04:05PM LAB C.Yeager             FLC MAIN FL2 119           
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC S.Sabu               FLC MAIN FL2 207         19226 Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-09:35PM LAB S.Sabu               FLC MAIN FL2 119           
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC P.Jazbi              El Dorado EDC A101       15561 Textbook
MW        02:30PM-04:35PM LAB P.Jazbi              El 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 12-Dec 08
TBA       TBA             LAB J.White              FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      16403 
Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. In-person orientation session required. Please go to flc.losrios.edu/~wexp for more information.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TBA       TBA             LAB K.Funderburg         FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      16402 Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. In-person orientation session required. Please go to flc.losrios.edu/~wexp for more information.

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Domek              Off Campus RCC ONLINE    16404 Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. In-person orientation session required. Please go to flc.losrios.edu/~wexp for more information.

TBA       TBA             LAB S.Wells              El Dorado EDC ONLINE     16405 Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. In-person orientation session required. Please go to flc.losrios.edu/~wexp for more information.



Fall 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: October 12, 2017