Spring 2012 Class Schedule (FLC)



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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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC E.Wada               FLC MAIN FL2 212         15924 
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T         02:30PM-05:35PM LAB E.Wada               FLC MAIN FL2 121           
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC E.Wada               El Dorado EDC A201       15926 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, Jan 14-May 16
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC M.Wenzel             FLC MAIN FL2 207         15927 
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W         07:00PM-10:05PM LAB M.Wenzel             FLC MAIN FL2 121           
WF        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC P.Cooke              El Dorado EDC A204       16009 Textbook
F         10:30AM-01:35PM LAB P.Cooke              El Dorado EDC A102         


BIOL 350    Environmental Biology    3 Units

Same As: ENVT 304
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2
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 ecological principles, ecosystem functioning, conservation biology, resource use (including historical and cultural values) and management, pollution and other human-caused environmental impacts. 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 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, Jan 14-May 16
Th        01:00PM-04:05PM LEC M.Wenzel             El Dorado EDC A105       15838 
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BIOL 380    Natural History Field Studies: Coastal 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 coastal ecosystems covered in the field. Animals, plants, geology, and environmental impacts unique to coastal areas will be studied and their interrelationships investigated. Assignments, field notes and appropriate exams 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, Jan 19-Jan 26
Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
Th        06:00PM-08:40PM LEC M.Denega             El Dorado EDC C102       19670 
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Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Denega             El Dorado TBA            19670 Textbook

Schedule: Other Term, Feb 11-Feb 12
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Denega             El Dorado TBA              
For detailed information about the class, please go to www.flc.losrios.edu/~denega .

Schedule: Other Term, Mar 15-Mar 22
Ano Nuevo State Marine Reserve
Th        06:00PM-08:40PM LEC M.Denega             El Dorado TBA            19672 Textbook
Ano Nuevo State Marine Reserve
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Denega             El Dorado TBA            19672 Textbook

Schedule: Other Term, Apr 20-Apr 22
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Denega             El Dorado TBA              
For detailed information about the class, please go to www.flc.losrios.edu/~denega .>. This class has 24 hours of TBA scheduled to occur during a field trip on the weekend of April 22-24, 2012.


BIOL 400    Principles of Biology    5 Units

Prerequisite: CHEM 305 or 400 with a grade of "C" or better; AND Intermediate Algebra (Math 120 or the equivalent)
Advisory: CHEM 306 or 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
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, Jan 14-May 16
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC S.Holzberg           FLC MAIN FL1 207         15929 
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       16264 Textbook
TTh       10:35AM-01:40PM LAB S.Holzberg           El Dorado EDC A102         


BIOL 410    Principles of Botany    5 Units

Prerequisite: BIOL 400 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ENGWR 101 and MATH 120; 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 introduces the biology of plants, fungi, cyanobacteria, and algae. Topics covered include the morphology, anatomy, physiology, development, classification, evolution, and ecology of botanical organisms and other non-botanical organisms traditionally included in an introductory botany course for biology majors. Some labs may involve local field trips; a weekend field trip may be required (an alternative assignment will be available).

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC E.Wada               FLC MAIN FL2 207         15931 
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MW        10:40AM-01:45PM LAB E.Wada               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, Jan 14-May 16
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC P.Krieg              FLC MAIN FL2 209         15933 
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         15934 Textbook
MW        07:00PM-10:05PM LAB J.Patterson          FLC MAIN FL2 119           
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC D.Lagala             El Dorado EDC A214       16267 Textbook
MW        10:30AM-01:35PM 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
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, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Rogers             FLC MAIN FL2 209         15935 
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         16508 Textbook
MWF       11:05AM-01:10PM LAB S.Rogers             FLC MAIN FL2 119           
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC D.Lagala             El Dorado EDC A214       16609 Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-05:35PM LAB D.Lagala             El Dorado EDC A102         
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC R.Giordano           El Dorado EDC A213       16392 Textbook
TTh       07:00PM-10:05PM LAB R.Giordano           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, Jan 14-May 16
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC L.Abraham            FLC MAIN FL2 209         15937 
Textbook
TTh       08:45AM-10:50AM LAB L.Abraham            FLC MAIN FL2 119           
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC S.Jahangiri          FLC MAIN FL2 209         16395 Textbook
TTh       03:00PM-05:05PM LAB L.Abraham            FLC MAIN FL2 119           
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC S.Jahangiri          FLC MAIN FL2 209         15939 Textbook
TTh       07:00PM-09:05PM LAB S.Jahangiri          FLC MAIN FL2 119           
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC P.Jazbi              El Dorado EDC A101       15940 Textbook
MW        02:30PM-04:35PM LAB P.Jazbi              El Dorado EDC A102         
MW        07:40PM-09:00PM LEC S.Santa Anna         El Dorado EDC A213       16397 Textbook
MW        05:30PM-07:35PM LAB S.Santa Anna         El Dorado EDC A104         


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.
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, Jan 14-May 16
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC L.Abraham            FLC MAIN FL2 209         19678 
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TTh       11:00AM-02:05PM LAB L.Abraham            FLC MAIN FL2 119           


BIOL 499    Experimental Offering in Biology    .5-4 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
Sustainability: Earths Future
T         03:45PM-06:50PM LEC S.Holzberg           El Dorado EDC A214       20066 
Textbook
In this three-unit course, faculty from biology, early childhood education, and English will introduce the fundamental aspects of sustainability, including an examination of the critical relationship between people and their environment. The course emphasizes a holistic approach as students examine the interconnection between nature and society and how it relates to the food we eat, the goods we buy, the things we build, the oceans we harvest, and the energy we consume. Using an interactive approach, students explore solutions to today¿s unprecedented environmental challenges within cultural, economic, educational and political contexts. Field trips may be required. This course is transferable to CSUS. Students can register under BIOL 499, ECE 499, or ENGWR 499. If one course is full, please consider registering for one of the other two courses as all courses are the same and will be taught together, at the same time, as a single class.

Spring 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: April 25, 2012