Summer 2014 Class Schedule (SCC)



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

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: AH 110 (Medical Language for Health-Care Providers), ENGRD 110 (Efficient Reading) or ESLR 320 (Advanced-Low Reading), and ENGWR 51 (Developmental Writing) or ESLW 310 (Intermediate-High Writing), and BIOL 290 (Science Study Skills) with grades of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This introductory lecture course provides an overview of the basic anatomy and physiology of all eleven body systems and is 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 those intending to pursue studies in the biological sciences who need to strengthen or develop a vocabulary in human anatomy and physiology.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jun 09-Aug 01
MW        08:00AM-11:10AM LEC A.Greenwell          SCC MAIN LIH 103         11297 
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On-Campus

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Jun 16-Aug 06
MW        05:30PM-08:40PM LEC L.Zimmerman          West Sac WSC 323         11118 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 provides both biology majors and non-majors with instruction in human interactions with the environment and resolutions to potential conflicts that develop due to this interaction. Understanding how life affects environments and ecosystems is an integral part of the biological sciences. To achieve this understanding, biological and ecological principles are examined as they relate to the natural environment. Major topics include the function and structure of ecosystems and ecological processes, the effects of natural selection on populations, the role of biodiversity on the maintenance of ecosystems, the variety of human impacts on terrestrial, aquatic, and atmospheric systems, potential solutions to adverse impacts, and the application of the scientific method in the examination of these effects. Attendance on one class field trip is required in this course.

Schedule: Six Week - Second, Jun 23-Aug 01
MTWTh     10:15AM-12:20PM LEC D.Carney             Davis Cntr Davis 214     11221 
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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.
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1720 Jade Street, UC Davis, West Village, Davis, CA 95616.



BIOL 390    Natural History Field Study    .5-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 24 hours LEC ; 144 hours LAB
Description: Ecology and natural history are covered in the field as well as birds, mammals, fish, insects, reptiles, and amphibians. Plants and geology will be studied and their interrelations investigated. The course will be offered in an appropriate area, and students will be responsible for providing their own lodging, meals, and necessary equipment (some courses provide lodging and food for an appropriate cost). Camp sites may be available. This course is ideal for future teachers, parents, resource management majors, and those interested in the biological sciences. Units are awarded based on both lecture and laboratory (one unit per 18 hours lecture or 54 hours laboratory or a combination of lecture and laboratory hours).

Schedule: Other Term, May 22-Jun 17
TBA       TBA             LEC L.Serafini           SCC MAIN T11 1           11472 
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TBA       TBA             LAB L.Serafini           SCC MAIN T11 1             
Natural History Field Study: Sierra Nevada Plants    2 units
Other Term: May 22 - June 17, 2014.
Hours: 18 hours lecture; 54 hours laboratory.
Dates: Mandatory Pre-trip meeting (Lecture): 5:30pm - 8:00pm, Thursday, May 22 and Friday, June 6, 2014, on-campus in Temp 11 room 1. Logistics and introductory course material will be discussed at these meetings.

Trip: From 8:00am on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 through approximately 6:00pm on Tuesday, June 17, 2014.
Description:This field course explores the plants of the Sierra Nevada and surrounding areas. No previous plant identification experience is required, yet intermediate as well as beginning students will benefit from this course. Topics include the identification of plants (including keying), plant adaptations and communities, and uses of plants. Accommodations will be primarily at field research stations (dorms or cabins), but may include outdoor tent camping, as needed. Students will provide their own sleeping bags and field gear. This course involves moderately strenuous hikes in the mountains (at high elevations) and desert environments. A field station expense fee of $275 is due by May 1st to cover the cost of accommodations, meals, entrance fees, and transportation. 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 middle of the Spring 2014 semester from the instructor (Lisa Serafini). If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Lisa Serafini by email at serafil@scc.losrios.edu.
THIS COURSE IS INSTRUCTOR CONSENT ONLY.

Schedule: Other Term, May 22-May 30
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Wyatt              SCC MAIN LIH 115         11214 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Wyatt               TBA TBA                   
Natural History Field Study: Mojave Desert    2 units
Other Term: May 22 - May 30, 2014.
Hours: 18 hours lecture; 54 hours laboratory.
Dates:
Mandatory Pre-trip meeting (Lecture): 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm, Thursday, May 22, 2014, on-campus in LIH 115. Logistics and introductory course material will be discussed at this meeting.

Trip: From 6:00am on Friday, May 23, 2014 through approximately 10:00pm on Friday, May 30, 2014.
Description:This field course explores the plants, animals, and landforms of the Mojave Desert and demonstrates wildlife surveying techniques. Accommodations are in a combination of outdoor tent camping for two nights and dorm-style housing for four nights at the Desert Studies Center (DSC) and one night at the Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Lab (SNARL). Students will need to provide their own tents and bedding materials as well as meals when not at the DSC. At the DSC and SNARL students will need their own bedding materials. The course involves strenuous hikes in rocky desert environment conditions in temperatures above 100 degrees during the day. A field station expense cost of $350.00 is due three weeks prior to the first day of class to cover the price of accommodations at DSC and SNARL, meals at the DSC, campsite reservations, entrance costs to parks, and transport to the Center 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 middle of the Spring 2014 semester from the instructor (David Wyatt). If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact David
Wyatt by email at wyattd@scc.losrios.edu. 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 430    Anatomy and Physiology    5 Units

Prerequisite: CHEM 305, 309, or 400 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: AH 110, BIOL 100, BIOL 290, or CHEM 306
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: Eight Week - First, Jun 09-Aug 01
MTWTh     05:00PM-06:25PM LEC D.Johnson            SCC MAIN LIH 114         11196 
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MTWTh     06:45PM-09:55PM LAB D.Johnson            SCC MAIN LIH 114           
On-Campus



BIOL 431    Anatomy and Physiology    5 Units

Prerequisite: CHEM 305 or CHEM 309 or CHEM 400 and BIOL 430 or the equivalent with grades 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: This course continues the 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: Eight Week - First, Jun 09-Aug 01
MTWTh     05:00PM-06:25PM LEC A.Thomas             SCC MAIN LIH 113         11117 
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MTWTh     06:45PM-09:55PM LAB A.Thomas             SCC MAIN LIH 113           
On-Campus



BIOL 440    General Microbiology    4 Units

Prerequisite: CHEM 305 or CHEM 309 or CHEM 400 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 staining, microscopic examination and identification of microbes, prokaryotic ecology, aseptic technique and isolation of microbes, microbial growth media, control of microbial growth including antibiotic sensitivity testing, metabolism, genetics, taxonomy, protists, fungi, helminths, and arthropod vectors. This course is intended for students in allied health majors.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jun 09-Aug 01
MTWTh     01:00PM-02:25PM LEC G.Holland            SCC MAIN LIH 205         11077 
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MTWTh     01:00PM-02:25PM LEC K.Carberry-Goh       SCC MAIN LIH 205         11077 Textbook
MTWTh     02:55PM-05:00PM LAB G.Holland            SCC MAIN LIH 110           
On-Campus

MTWTh     02:55PM-05:00PM LAB K.Carberry-Goh       SCC MAIN LIH 110           
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: 162 hours LAB
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. The independent studies may be pursued in the classroom, laboratory, and/or field studies. This is particularly valuable for biology and ecology students in preparation for independent research as part of their advanced degrees. 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: Six Week - First, Jun 09-Jul 18
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Wyatt               TBA TBA                 11351 
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On-Campus



Summer 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: July 14, 2014