Spring 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, Jan 16-May 18
T         08:00AM-09:20AM LEC P.Jazbi              Rancho RCC1 211          16416 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC P.Jazbi              Off Campus RCC ONLINE    16416 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 D.Weyland Watson     Rancho RCC1 210          19442 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, Jan 16-May 18
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC E.Wada               FLC MAIN FL2 212         15663 
Textbook
T         02:30PM-05:35PM LAB E.Wada               FLC MAIN FL2 121           
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC M.Wenzel             El Dorado EDC A205       15665 Textbook
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LAB M.Wenzel             El Dorado EDC A102         


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, Jan 16-May 18
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC C.Osorio             FLC MAIN FL2 207         16255 
Textbook
M         07:00PM-10:15PM LAB E.Wada               FLC MAIN FL2 121           
WF        09:30AM-10:50AM LEC C.Osorio             El Dorado EDC A203       15715 Textbook
F         11:00AM-02:05PM LAB C.Osorio             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; 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, Jan 16-May 18
Th        08:00AM-09:20AM LEC M.Wenzel             Rancho RCC1 211          19446 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Wenzel             Off Campus RCC ONLINE    19446 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 210          19449 Textbook
Th        01:00PM-04:05PM LEC W.Hamilton           El Dorado EDC A105       15601 Textbook


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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC S.Holzberg           FLC MAIN FL2 209         15666 
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       15915 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 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 ; 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. 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. (C-ID BIOL 155)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC E.Wada               FLC MAIN FL2 207         15668 
Textbook
MW        10:35AM-01:40PM LAB E.Wada               FLC MAIN FL2 121           


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)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC R.Skillen            FLC MAIN FL2 209         16326 
Textbook
TTh       07:00PM-10:05PM LAB R.Skillen            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, Jan 16-May 18
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC P.Krieg              FLC MAIN FL2 212         15670 
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         15671 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       15918 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; 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, Jan 16-May 18
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Rogers             FLC MAIN FL2 209         15672 
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         16061 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       16098 Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-05:35PM LAB D.Lagala             El Dorado EDC A102         
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC C.Sandholdt          El Dorado EDC A201       16000 Textbook
MW        07:00PM-10:05PM LAB C.Sandholdt          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, Jan 16-May 18
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC L.Abraham            FLC MAIN FL2 209         16257 
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         16259 Textbook
TTh       11:00AM-01:05PM LAB L.Abraham            FLC MAIN FL2 119           
TTh       12:30PM-01:50PM LEC S.Jahangiri          FLC MAIN FL2 207         16446 Textbook
TTh       02:00PM-04:05PM LAB C.Yeager             FLC MAIN FL2 119           
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC S.Jahangiri          FLC MAIN FL4 121         15674 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       15675 Textbook
MW        02:30PM-04:35PM LAB P.Jazbi              El Dorado EDC A102         

Spring 2016 Class Schedule

Updated: May 16, 2016