Summer 2016 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 06-Jul 29
MW        09:00AM-12:20PM LEC A.Greenwell          SCC MAIN LIH 103         11457 
Textbook
On-Campus

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Jun 13-Aug 04
MW        05:30PM-08:50PM LEC T.Kjos               West Sac WSC 323         11311 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 20-Jul 29
MTWTh     10:15AM-12:20PM LEC D.Carney             Davis Cntr Davis 214     11391 
Textbook
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 394    Natural History Field Study: Mojave Desert    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Students must be in good health and be able to hike moderate distances through a desert environment with uneven ground and in temperatures often above 100 degrees.
Enrollment Limitation: This course requires completion of a course application.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This field course explores the plants, animals, and geological features of the Mojave Desert. Two to three lectures will occur at Sacramento City College with a mandatory field trip of eight days to the Mojave Desert in Southern California. Accommodations are in a combination of outdoor tent camping for two or three nights and four or five nights at the Desert Studies Center. Students will provide their own tents, personal items, and personal field equipment. The course involves moderately strenuous hikes over uneven ground in the desert environment in temperatures that usually exceed 100 degrees. A field station expense fee is due up to four weeks before the first day of class to cover the cost of accommodations, the cost of meals while at the Center, entrance fees to parks, and transport to the Center. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact David Wyatt at (916) 558-2406 or by e-mail at wyattd@scc.losrios.edu.

Schedule: Other Term, May 19-May 29
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Wyatt              SCC MAIN LIH 115         11620 
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TBA       TBA             LAB D.Wyatt               TBA TBA                   
Dates:
Mandatory Pre-trip meeting (Lecture): 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm, Thursday, May 19, 2016, on-campus in LIH 115. Logistics and introductory course material will be discussed at this meeting.


Trip: From 6:00am on Sunday, May 22, 2016 through approximately 10:00pm on Sunday, May 29, 2016.
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 2016 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 398    Natural History Field Study: Sierra Nevada Plants    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Students must be in good health and able to hike moderate distances in a high elevation environment with uneven ground and variable temperatures.
Enrollment Limitation: This course requires completion of a course application.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This field course explores the plants of the Sierra Nevada and surrounding areas. Two to three lectures will occur at Sacramento City College with a mandatory field trip of eight days to the Sierra Nevada. No previous plant identification experience is required, yet intermediate as well as beginning students will benefit from this course. Topics include the identification and keying of plant species, 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 and desert environments. A field station fee is due before the first pre-trip meeting to cover the cost of accommodations, meals, entrance fees, and transportation. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Lisa Serafini at serafil@scc.losrios.edu or Virginia Meyer at meyerv@scc.losrios.edu.

Schedule: Other Term, May 19-Jun 02
TBA       TBA             LEC L.Serafini            TBA TBA                 11790 
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TBA       TBA             LEC V.Meyer               TBA TBA                 11790 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB L.Serafini            TBA TBA                   
Mandatory Pre-trip meeting (lecture): 5:30pm - 8:00pm on Friday, TBA, and Tuesday, May 24, 2016, on campus in Temp 11 room 1. Logistics and introductory course materials will be discussed at these meetings.


Trip: From 8:00 am on Thursday, May 26, 2016 through approximately 6:00 pm on Thursday, June 2, 2016.


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 a field research station, 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 $260 is due by Friday, April 8, to cover the cost of accommodations, meals, entrance fees, and transportation. A non-refundable deposit of $50 is due by April 29. 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 early in the Spring 2016 semester from Lisa Serafini. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the instructors, Lisa Serafini at serafinl@scc.losrios.edu. or Virginia Meyer at meyerv@scc.losrios.edu. THIS COURSE IS INSTRUCTOR CONSENT ONLY.

TBA       TBA             LAB V.Meyer               TBA TBA                   
Mandatory Pre-trip meeting (lecture): 5:30pm - 8:00pm on Friday, TBA, and Tuesday, May 24, 2016, on campus in Temp 11 room 1. Logistics and introductory course materials will be discussed at these meetings.


Trip: From 8:00 am on Thursday, May 26, 2016 through approximately 6:00 pm on Thursday, June 2, 2016.


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 a field research station, 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 $260 is due by Friday, April 8, to cover the cost of accommodations, meals, entrance fees, and transportation. A non-refundable deposit of $50 is due by April 29. 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 early in the Spring 2016 semester from Lisa Serafini. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the instructors, Lisa Serafini at serafinl@scc.losrios.edu. or Virginia Meyer at meyerv@scc.losrios.edu. THIS COURSE IS INSTRUCTOR CONSENT ONLY.


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. (C-ID BIOL 115S)

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jun 06-Jul 29
MTWTh     10:30AM-11:55AM LEC A.Cruz               SCC MAIN LIH 114         11896 
Textbook
MTWTh     10:30AM-11:55AM LEC M.Schmid             SCC MAIN LIH 114         11896 Textbook
MTWTh     10:30AM-11:55AM LEC M.Keller             SCC MAIN LIH 114         11896 Textbook
MTWTh     12:30PM-03:40PM LAB A.Cruz               SCC MAIN LIH 114           
On-Campus

MTWTh     12:30PM-03:40PM LAB M.Keller             SCC MAIN LIH 114           
On-Campus

MTWTh     12:30PM-03:40PM LAB M.Schmid             SCC MAIN LIH 114           
On-Campus

MTWTh     12:30PM-03:40PM LAB L.Zimmerman          SCC MAIN LIH 114           
On-Campus

MTWTh     05:00PM-06:25PM LEC D.Johnson            SCC MAIN LIH 114         11372 Textbook
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. (C-ID BIOL 115S)

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jun 06-Jul 29
MTWTh     04:00PM-05:25PM LEC L.Zimmerman          SCC MAIN LIH 113         11310 
Textbook
MTWTh     05:45PM-08:55PM LAB L.Zimmerman          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 06-Jul 29
MTWTh     02:00PM-03:25PM LEC G.Holland            SCC MAIN LIH 205         11271 
Textbook
MTWTh     02:00PM-03:25PM LEC M.Schmid             SCC MAIN LIH 205         11271 Textbook
MTWTh     03:45PM-05:50PM LAB G.Holland            SCC MAIN LIH 110           
On-Campus

MTWTh     03:45PM-05:50PM LAB M.Schmid             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 06-Jul 15
TBA       TBA             LAB K.Carberry-Goh        TBA TBA                 11491 
Textbook
On-Campus

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jun 06-Jul 29
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Wyatt               TBA TBA                 12107 Textbook
On-Campus

Summer 2016 Class Schedule

Updated: February 28, 2017