Spring 2011 Class Schedule (SCC)



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BIOL 100    Introduction to Concepts of Human Anatomy and Physiology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: AH 110, ENGRD 110 or ESLR 320, and ENGWR 50 or ESLW 310 with grades of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This is a lecture course required for students entering the licensed vocational nursing and occupational therapy assistant programs. It is designed for students having little or no background in the biological sciences. The course is also open to any students wishing to fulfill their Natural Science general education requirement for the AA/AS degree, or AA/AS degree general education requirement, or those intending to pursue studies in the biological sciences who need to strengthen or develop a vocabulary in human anatomy and physiology.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC B.Gillespie          SCC MAIN LIH 205         26994 
Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC A.Greenwell          SCC MAIN LIH 103         26396 Textbook
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC L.Zimmerman          SCC MAIN LIH 103         26394 Textbook
On-Campus

TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC L.Zimmerman          Davis Cntr Davis 150     26932 Textbook
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1909 Galileo Court, Davis.

MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC A.Thomas             West Sac WSC 114         25622 Textbook
F         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC A.Thomas             West Sac WSC 219         29450 Textbook
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.

TTh       10:40AM-12:00PM LEC A.Greenwell          SCC MAIN LRC 120         26996 Textbook
Interactive Television Class. Meets T Th, 10:40am - 12:00pm in LRC 120, On-Campus. Broadcasts on Comcast and Surewest channel 18.
Mandatory Orientation: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 from 10:40am - 12:00pm in LRC 120. Students will be required to complete four exams and the final on-campus. Dates and location will be provided at the orientation. For further information, please contact Andrea Greenwell at greenwa@scc.losrios.edu


BIOL 290    Science Skills and Applications    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: Current enrollment in a science course.
Hours: 27 hours LAB
Description: This course offers individualized instructional modules designed to acquire or improve reading skills in the various science classes. A partial list of skills may include the following: textbook comprehension, principle of learning and retention, note taking, annotating, discipline-based vocabulary, paraphrasing, reading graphics, test taking, and problem solving. Registration is open through the ninth week of the semester. To begin the course any later than that week would not permit completion of course material. This course may be taken four times for credit and is graded Pass/No Pass.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TBA       TBA             LAB P.deGennaro           TBA TBA                 29568 
Textbook
On-Campus


BIOL 305    Natural History    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
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: The course is a survey of ecosystems in California with a special emphasis on the relationships between the species and general ecological concepts. Students will explore the environment and diversity of organisms occurring in our geographical area but will be able to apply this knowledge to other areas as well. Attendance on a minimum of one or two field trips is required. The course is designed for the non-science major.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MW        08:00AM-09:20AM LEC D.Wyatt              SCC MAIN LIH 103         25000 
Textbook
TTh       04:00PM-05:20PM LEC S.James              SCC MAIN LIH 103         25006 Textbook
Lecture sections (above)

M         09:30AM-12:45PM LAB S.Graves             SCC MAIN LIH 109           
Class Number for Laboratory above: 25002

T         12:30PM-03:35PM LAB D.Wyatt              SCC MAIN LIH 109           
Class Number for Laboratory above: 25004

M         02:00PM-05:15PM LAB M.Smith              SCC MAIN LIH 109           
Class Number for Laboratory above: 26650

T         05:30PM-08:35PM LAB S.James              SCC MAIN LIH 109           
Class Number for Laboratory above: 25008

Students must enroll in both a lecture and laboratory section. Choose one lecture from the two listed and one lab from the four listed.
On-Campus


BIOL 308    Contemporary Biology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
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 biological science intended to equip the student to think and act intelligently with respect to contemporary issues in biology. Biological topics are introduced in a framework of natural selection. The course is for those not intending to major in biological sciences, particularly liberal studies majors. Genetics is a significant focus of the course, as are origin of cellular life, cellular physiology, and diversity of organisms. A laboratory illustrating the principles introduced is offered as an optional accompanying course.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       08:00AM-09:20AM LEC S.Graves             SCC MAIN LIH 103         24498 
Textbook
MW        04:00PM-05:20PM LEC M.Keller             SCC MAIN LIH 103         26398 Textbook
On-Campus


BIOL 309    Contemporary Biology Laboratory    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: BIOL 308
General Education: CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an optional laboratory accompaniment to BIOL 308. The sessions will illustrate biological phenomena and their relationship to contemporary concerns and discoveries in biology.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
Th        09:30AM-12:35PM LAB S.Graves             SCC MAIN LIH 109         26400 
Textbook
W         12:30PM-03:35PM LAB M.Keller             SCC MAIN LIH 109         24500 Textbook
On-Campus

W         12:30PM-03:35PM LAB S.Graves             SCC MAIN LIH 109         24500 Textbook
On-Campus


BIOL 320    Field Botany    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is designed for both science and nonscience students to learn about plant taxonomy. Students will learn about the classification of flowering plants, how to identify plant species, and will become familiar with native plants of California as well as their ecological relationships and historical uses. A plant collection and a minimum of 10 field trips are required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
F         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC V.Meyer              SCC MAIN T11 1           27724 
Textbook
F         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC L.Serafini           SCC MAIN T11 1           27724 Textbook
F         01:00PM-04:35PM LAB V.Meyer               TBA TBA                   
First 8 weeks, the class will meet from 9:00am - 12:05pm; second 8 weeks from 8:00am - 4:35pm
On-Campus

F         01:00PM-04:35PM LAB L.Serafini            TBA TBA                   
First 8 weeks, the class will meet from 9:00am - 12:05pm; second 8 weeks from 8:00am - 4:35pm
On-Campus


BIOL 330    Natural History of Insects    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an introduction to the science of Entomology. Approximately eighty percent (80%) of all known species of animals are insects; therefore, they often have a profound effect on human civilization. Insects are extremely successful animals, and despite their small size, they affect many aspects of human lives. All varieties of natural and modified ecosystems, both terrestrial and aquatic, support communities of insects that present a variety of lifestyles, forms, and functions. Through the study of insects, students can observe the major principles of numerous fields of study including ecology, ethology (behavioral ecology), population, and community ecology, among others, right in their own backyards. Due to their diversity and presence in all kinds of environments, insects provide a good framework for making scientific observations. Attendance on one field trip is required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
T         05:45PM-08:50PM LEC D.Wyatt              SCC MAIN LIH 112         27728 
Textbook
On-Campus


BIOL 342    The New Plagues: New and Ancient Infectious Diseases Threatening World Health    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; CSU Area E1; IGETC Area 5B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course will explore the biology, epidemiology, and pathology of selected pathogenic prions, viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and helminthes threatening public health worldwide. The course will also explore how human behavior and human activities have catalyzed the emergence of new infectious diseases and re-emergence of ancient plagues.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MW        04:00PM-05:20PM LEC G.Holland            SCC MAIN LIH 205         28458 
Textbook
On-Campus

MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC K.Carberry-Goh       West Sac WSC 323         26652 Textbook
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.


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
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a discussion of basic ecological processes as a basis for understanding environmental problems and formulating strategies for their solution. Basic biological and ecological principles are discussed in relation to environmental disruptions. Human interactions with the environment and their meaning for animals and plants are examined. One field trip is required for this course.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MW        09:30AM-10:50AM LEC D.Wyatt              SCC MAIN LIH 103         27008 
Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LEC S.James              SCC MAIN LIH 103         25010 Textbook
MW        07:00PM-08:20PM LEC E.Verdi              SCC MAIN LIH 103         27270 Textbook
On-Campus

TTh       07:00PM-08:20PM LEC D.Carney             Davis Cntr Davis 105     25848 Textbook
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1909 Galileo Court, Davis.

MW        02:30PM-03:50PM LEC B.Gillespie          West Sac WSC 221         29570 Textbook
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.


BIOL 360    Environmental Regulations    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: BIOL 305 and ENGWR 100 with grades of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course examines the environmental regulatory process in California. Federal and California environmental laws will be studied and discussed. Relevant laws include: The National Environmental Policy Act, Federal Endangered Species Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, Clean Water Act, California Environmental Quality Act, California Endangered Species Act, California Fish and Game Code, California Coastal Act. In addition, the jurisdictional wetland delineation process will be studied in detail including field work to demonstrate the process. Students will be introduced to these regulations during lectures and will participate in discussions and examinations of case studies involving these laws. One field trip is required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
Th        05:45PM-08:50PM LEC S.James              SCC MAIN LIH 112         27734 
Textbook
On-Campus

Th        05:45PM-08:50PM LEC D.Wyatt              SCC MAIN LIH 112         27734 Textbook
On-Campus


BIOL 370    Introduction to Marine Environment    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
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 an introduction to marine biology and oceanography. It includes the study of marine vertebrates and invertebrates, tidepool and coastal ecology, sea water, tides, currents, marine geology, and coastal processes. Instruction includes both lab and lecture, and required field trips to study intertidal plants and animals and coastal ecology. Three field trips are required. Two of these involve tent camping over one two-day and one three-day weekend and will focus on the North and Central California Coast. Field trip dates will be announced at the first class meeting.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
WF        11:20AM-12:40PM LEC S.James              SCC MAIN LIH 115         27736 
Textbook
F         08:00AM-11:05AM LAB S.James              SCC MAIN LIH 115           
On-Campus


BIOL 402    Cell and Molecular Biology    5 Units

Prerequisite: Completion of CHEM 400 with a grade of "C" or better, or CHEM 305 and Intermediate Algebra 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 is the first semester of a three-semester sequence in general biology designed for biology majors. It is an introduction to many aspects of living cells, with an emphasis on the molecular level of organization. Topics include an introduction to biological molecules, enzymes, cell structure, respiration, photosynthesis, reproduction, genetics and an introduction to statistical analysis. The course also covers molecular genetics, structure and function of viruses, DNA technology and genetic engineering techniques.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MW        08:00AM-09:20AM LEC R.Roffey             SCC MAIN LIH 112         24992 
Textbook
MW        09:30AM-12:35PM LAB R.Roffey             SCC MAIN LIH 112           
On-Campus

TTh       08:00AM-09:20AM LEC J.Pittenger          SCC MAIN LIH 112         30506 Textbook
TTh       09:30AM-12:35PM LAB J.Pittenger          SCC MAIN LIH 112           
On-Campus

TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC R.Roffey             SCC MAIN LIH 112         27832 Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-05:35PM LAB R.Roffey             SCC MAIN LIH 112           
On-Campus

MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC J.Pittenger          SCC MAIN LIH 112         24996 Textbook
MW        02:30PM-05:35PM LAB J.Pittenger          SCC MAIN LIH 112           
On-Campus


BIOL 412    Plant Biology    5 Units

Prerequisite: BIOL 402 or equivalent course 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 is part of a three-semester general biology sequence designed for biology majors. It builds upon and applies concepts developed in Cell and Molecular Biology to the study of plants and general ecology. Topics covered include the diversity, taxonomy, and evolutionary trends observed among the cyanobacteria, algae, fungi, and plants, with special emphasis on higher plants; the comparative anatomy and physiology of higher plants; and general ecology, including population, community, and ecosystem dynamics. Two field trips are required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC L.Serafini           SCC MAIN T11 1           24484 
Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-01:35PM LAB L.Serafini           SCC MAIN T11 1             
On-Campus

MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC L.Serafini           SCC MAIN T11 1           27836 Textbook
MW        07:00PM-10:05PM LAB L.Serafini           SCC MAIN T11 1             
On-Campus


BIOL 422    Animal Biology    5 Units

Prerequisite: BIOL 402 or an equivalent college-level Cell and Molecular Biology course 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 is part of a three-semester sequence in general biology designed for biology majors. It applies concepts developed in Biology 402 to the study of animals and evolution. Topics covered include animal diversity and classification, comparative anatomy and physiology, animal embryology and development. Additional topics include an introduction to the population genetics, macro- and microevolution, and speciation. Emphasis will be placed on the evolutionary relationships among animals, their adaptations to different environments, and the evolutionary origin of novel characteristics throughout the Animal Kingdom.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC E.Wagner             SCC MAIN T11 1           28460 
Textbook
MW        10:30AM-01:35PM LAB E.Wagner             SCC MAIN T11 1             
On-Campus

TTh       02:00PM-03:20PM LEC M.Smith              SCC MAIN T11 1           24486 Textbook
TTh       03:30PM-06:35PM LAB M.Smith              SCC MAIN T11 1             
On-Campus


BIOL 430    Anatomy and Physiology    5 Units

Prerequisite: CHEM 305 or CHEM 400 with a grade of "C" or better.
Advisory: AH 110 and CHEM 306 with grades 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 is an introduction to normal structure and function in humans. The course emphasizes an understanding of physiological principles as related to body structure. The course includes study of the basic principles of physiology and anatomy, general histology, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. BIOL 431 follows BIOL 430 and is necessary for completion of the study of human anatomy and physiology.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MW        08:00AM-09:20AM LEC J.Sarte              SCC MAIN LIH 201           
MW        09:30AM-12:35PM LAB J.Sarte              SCC MAIN LIH 114         25616 
Textbook
TTh       09:30AM-12:35PM LAB J.Sarte              SCC MAIN LIH 114         30508 Textbook
Please select one Laboratory from the two Labs listed above and register using that class number. You will be automatically enrolled into the Lecture.
On-Campus

MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC T.Kjos               SCC MAIN LIH 114         26402 Textbook
MW        02:30PM-05:35PM LAB T.Kjos               SCC MAIN LIH 114           
On-Campus

TTh       12:45PM-02:05PM LEC T.Kjos               SCC MAIN LIH 114         27844 Textbook
TTh       02:15PM-05:20PM LAB T.Kjos               SCC MAIN LIH 114           
On-Campus

MW        05:45PM-07:05PM LEC A.Greenwell          SCC MAIN LIH 114         25618 Textbook
MW        07:15PM-10:20PM LAB A.Greenwell          SCC MAIN LIH 114           
On-Campus

TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC J.Figueroa           SCC MAIN LIH 114         26406 Textbook
TTh       07:00PM-10:05PM LAB J.Figueroa           SCC MAIN LIH 114           
On-Campus


BIOL 431    Anatomy and Physiology    5 Units

Prerequisite: BIOL 430 or the equivalent with a grade of "C" or better.
Advisory: AH 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: BIOL 431 is the continued study of normal structure and function in humans. Included in the course is the study of the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive, and endocrine systems. Special topics included in the course are pH, fluids, and electrolytes.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MW        08:00AM-09:20AM LEC P.Arya               SCC MAIN LIH 113         25012 
Textbook
MW        09:30AM-12:35PM LAB P.Arya               SCC MAIN LIH 113           
On-Campus

TTh       08:00AM-09:20AM LEC P.deGennaro          SCC MAIN LIH 113         27848 Textbook
TTh       09:30AM-12:35PM LAB P.deGennaro          SCC MAIN LIH 113           
On-Campus

MW        12:45PM-02:05PM LEC D.Johnson            SCC MAIN LIH 113         27856 Textbook
MW        02:15PM-05:20PM LAB D.Johnson            SCC MAIN LIH 113           
On-Campus

TTh       12:45PM-02:05PM LEC P.Arya               SCC MAIN LIH 113         27852 Textbook
TTh       02:15PM-05:20PM LAB P.Arya               SCC MAIN LIH 113           
On-Campus

TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC D.Johnson            SCC MAIN LIH 113         25016 Textbook
TTh       07:00PM-10:05PM LAB D.Johnson            SCC MAIN LIH 113           
On-Campus


BIOL 434    Pathology: The Study of Disease    3 Units

Prerequisite: BIOL 100 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area IV
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is an introduction to the development of disease in humans. Anatomical and physiological concepts are applied to understand disease processes. This course includes study of major diseases and cancers of the organ systems of the body. Biochemical, cellular, and organ changes that take place during disease development will be emphasized. This course is intended for students in allied health majors.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC J.Sarte              SCC MAIN LIH 103         30509 
Textbook
On-Campus


BIOL 440    General Microbiology    4 Units

Prerequisite: CHEM 400 or CHEM 305 or equivalent 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 ; 72 hours LAB
Description: The course includes the study of selected evolutionary, ecological, morphological, physiological, and biochemical aspects of representative micro-organisms. The laboratory includes aseptic technique, metabolism, genetics, and taxonomy. This course is intended for students in allied health majors.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC K.Carberry-Goh       SCC MAIN LIH 205           
MW        08:00AM-10:05AM LAB K.Carberry-Goh       SCC MAIN LIH 110         24492 
Textbook
MW        12:45PM-02:50PM LAB G.Holland            SCC MAIN LIH 110         25886 Textbook
Group 1 - Please select one Laboratory from the two Labs listed above and register using that class number. You will be automatically enrolled into the Lecture.
On-Campus

TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC K.Carberry-Goh       SCC MAIN LIH 205           
TTh       08:00AM-10:05AM LAB K.Carberry-Goh       SCC MAIN LIH 110         24986 Textbook
TTh       12:45PM-02:50PM LAB V.Meyer              SCC MAIN LIH 110         24988 Textbook
Group 2 - Please select one Laboratory from the two Labs listed above and register using that class number. You will be automatically enrolled into the Lecture.
On-Campus

TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC G.Holland            SCC MAIN LIH 205           
TTh       03:05PM-05:10PM LAB G.Holland            SCC MAIN LIH 110         24496 Textbook
TTh       07:15PM-09:20PM LAB G.Holland            SCC MAIN LIH 110         24990 Textbook
Group 3 - Please select one Laboratory from the two Labs listed above and register using that class number. You will be automatically enrolled into the Lecture.
On-Campus

MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC V.Meyer              SCC MAIN LIH 205           
MW        03:05PM-05:10PM LAB V.Meyer              SCC MAIN LIH 110         26412 Textbook
MW        07:15PM-09:20PM LAB V.Meyer              SCC MAIN LIH 110         26414 Textbook
Group 4 - Please select one Laboratory from the two Labs listed above and register using that class number. You will be automatically enrolled into the Lecture.
On-Campus


BIOL 495    Independent Studies in Biology    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Limitation: Student must obtain approval from an instructor to conduct an independent study with that instructor or instructors.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is for students who wish to develop an in-depth understanding in fundamental topics of biology and to learn to work in a collaborative atmosphere with instructors and other students. Instructor approval is required to enroll in this course. UC transfer credit will be awarded only after the course has been evaluated by the enrolling UC campus. The units completed for this course cannot be counted towards the minimum 60 units required for admissions.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Wyatt               TBA TBA                 31565 
Textbook
On-Campus

TBA       TBA             LEC V.Meyer               TBA TBA                 31585 Textbook
On-Campus

Spring 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: May 12, 2011