Spring 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, Jan 13-May 16

T08:00AM-09:20AMLECP.JazbiRancho RCC1 21216444Textbook
TBATBALECP.JazbiOff Campus RCC ONLINE16444Textbook
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.

MW05:30PM-06:50PMLECD.Weyland WatsonRancho RCC1 13416641Textbook


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 13-May 16

TTh01:00PM-02:20PMLECM.KellerFLC MAIN FL2 21215881Textbook
T02:30PM-05:35PMLABC.OsorioFLC MAIN FL2 121
T05:30PM-06:50PMLECM.WenzelEl Dorado EDC A21315883Textbook
TBATBALECM.WenzelEl Dorado EDC ONLINE15883Textbook
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, Jan 13-May 16

MW05:30PM-06:50PMLECM.KellerFLC MAIN FL2 20716367Textbook
M07:00PM-10:15PMLABC.OsorioFLC MAIN FL2 121
WF09:30AM-10:50AMLECS.JahangiriEl Dorado EDC A10515919Textbook
F11:00AM-02:05PMLABS.JahangiriEl 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 13-May 16

Th08:00AM-09:20AMLECM.WenzelRancho RCC1 21216488Textbook
TBATBALECM.WenzelOff Campus RCC ONLINE16488Textbook
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-06:50PMLECD.Weyland WatsonRancho RCC1 21016490Textbook
MW01:00PM-02:20PMLECM.KellerEl Dorado EDC A10515827Textbook


BIOL 382    Natural History Field Studies: Desert 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 desert and arid ecosystems covered in the field. Animals, plants, geology, and environmental impacts unique to desert-related 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.

Schedule: Other Term, Mar 09-Mar 27

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BIOL 382 Natural History Field Studies: Desert Ecosystems

Mandatory Class Meetings (2) on FLC main campus:
9:00 am-11:50 am on Friday March 9, 2018 and Friday March 16, 2018


Required Overnight Trip: From 6:00am on Friday, March 23, 2018 through approximately 10:00pm on Tuesday, March 27, 2018.


This 1-unit field course explores the plants, animals, and geological features of the Mojave Desert. Two lectures will occur at Folsom Lake College with a mandatory field trip of five days to the Mojave Desert in Southern California. Accommodations are in a combination of outdoor tent camping for two nights and two nights at the Desert Studies Center field station. Students must provide their own tents, personal items, and personal field equipment. The course involves moderately strenuous hikes over rocky desert environment conditions in temperatures nearing 100 degrees during the day. A field station expense cost of $310.00 is due four weeks prior to the first day of class to cover the price of accommodations, meals at the DSC, field station costs, entrance costs to parks, and transport to the DSC and field sites. An application packet must be completed for this class prior to receiving a permission number to add the course. The application packet will be available starting in the beginning of February 2018 in Spring semester from the instructor (Fran Keller). Please contact Professor Fran Keller at
kellerm@flc.losrios.edu or at or at (916) 608-6599 with any questions. THIS COURSE IS INSTRUCTOR CONSENT ONLY.



If students need assistance in order to participate in a field trip or a field studies activity, they should contact the instructor or the Science Dean. Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.





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, Jan 13-May 16

MW01:00PM-02:20PMLECS.HolzbergFLC MAIN FL2 20915884Textbook
MW02:35PM-05:40PMLABS.HolzbergFLC MAIN FL2 121
TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECS.HolzbergEl Dorado EDC A10116100Textbook
TTh10:35AM-01:40PMLABS.HolzbergEl 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; Part of C-ID BIOL 135S)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECE.WadaFLC MAIN FL2 21115886Textbook
MW10:35AM-01:40PMLABE.WadaFLC 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; Part of C-ID BIOL 135S)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16

TTh05:30PM-06:50PMLECM.KellerFLC MAIN FL2 20916406Textbook
TTh07:00PM-10:05PMLABM.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, Jan 13-May 16

MW01:00PM-02:20PMLECM.LeeFLC MAIN FL2 21115888Textbook
MW02:30PM-05:35PMLABM.LeeFLC MAIN FL2 119
MW05:30PM-06:50PMLECTBAFLC MAIN FL2 20915889Textbook
MW07:00PM-10:05PMLABTBAFLC MAIN FL2 119
MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECD.LagalaEl Dorado EDC A21416103Textbook
MW10:30AM-01:35PMLABD.LagalaEl Dorado EDC A102
TTh05:30PM-06:50PMLECTBAEl Dorado EDC A10920176Textbook
TTh07:00PM-10:05PMLABTBAEl 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 13-May 16

TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECS.RogersFLC MAIN FL2 20915890Textbook
MWF08:40AM-10:45AMLABS.RogersFLC MAIN FL2 119
TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECS.RogersFLC MAIN FL2 20916217Textbook
MWF11:05AM-01:10PMLABS.RogersFLC MAIN FL2 119
TTh01:00PM-02:20PMLECD.LagalaEl Dorado EDC A10116251Textbook
TTh02:30PM-05:35PMLABD.LagalaEl Dorado EDC A102
MW05:30PM-06:50PMLECP.DaoEl Dorado EDC A20116171Textbook
MW07:00PM-10:05PMLABP.DaoEl 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 13-May 16

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECL.AbrahamFLC MAIN FL2 20916369Textbook
TTh08:30AM-10:35AMLABL.AbrahamFLC MAIN FL2 119
MW11:00AM-12:20PMLECL.AbrahamFLC MAIN FL2 20916371Textbook
TTh11:00AM-01:05PMLABL.AbrahamFLC MAIN FL2 119
TTh12:30PM-01:50PMLECS.JahangiriFLC MAIN FL2 20716458Textbook
TTh02:00PM-04:05PMLABC.YeagerFLC MAIN FL2 119
TTh06:00PM-07:20PMLECS.SabuFLC MAIN FL2 20715892Textbook
TTh07:30PM-09:35PMLABS.SabuFLC MAIN FL2 119
MW01:00PM-02:20PMLECP.JazbiEl Dorado EDC A10115893Textbook
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, Mar 13-May 10

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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, Jan 13-May 16

TBATBALABK.FunderburgFLC MAIN FLC ONLINE16735Textbook
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.

TBATBALABA.DomekOff Campus RCC ONLINE16736Textbook
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.



Spring 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: December 15, 2017