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1 General Biology (4)
Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.
Hours: 48-54 lecture; 48-54 laboratory.
Grading: Letter grade only.
Introduction to the major themes and principles in biology through lecture, laboratory and field experiences. Students investigate topics ranging from molecules to the ecosystem. Meets general education requirements.

2 Environmental Biology (4)
Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.
Hours: 48-54 lecture; 48-54 laboratory.
Grading: Letter grade only.
An overview of ecosystem structure and function, with critical evaluation of human-caused ecological problems. Topics include overpopulation, resource depletion, pollution, climate change, habitat fragmentation, and loss of biodiversity. Course includes a weekend field trip.

3 California Natural History (4)
Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.
Hours: 48-54 lecture; 48-54 laboratory.
Grading: Letter grade only.
An ecological introduction to California’s natural communities. Lecture topics include energetics, materials cycling, succession, and characteristics of natural communities. Laboratory stresses interrelationships among flora and fauna, geology, and climate, with emphasis on field recognition. Course includes an overnight field trip.

10 Concepts in Biology (3)
Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.
Hours: 48-54 lecture.
Grading: Letter grade only.
Introduction to the major themes and principles of biology including energy flow and metabolism, structure/function relationships, inheritance patterns, ecology, evolution, and diversity of biological organisms. Students investigate these themes through topics at various levels of organization ranging from molecules to ecosystems.

12 Introduction to Human Genetics (3)
Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.
Hours: 48-54 lecture.
Grading: Letter grade only.
General introduction to the fundamentals of human heredity. Topics include patterns of inheritance, DNA structure and function, the role of mutation in genetic diseases and cancer, the interaction between genes and the environment, and recent advances in biotechnology and its impact on society.

14 Health Science (3)
Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.
Hours: 48-54 lecture.
Grading: Letter grade only.
Human health and wellness. Topics include mental health; nutrition; abuse of drugs, alcohol and tobacco; sexually transmitted diseases and other communicable and non-communicable diseases; physical fitness; and many other aspects of positive health. May satisfy the health education unit requirement for a teaching credential in the state of California.

20 Human Anatomy (4)
Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.
Hours: 48-54 lecture; 48-54 laboratory.
Grading: Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Eligibility for English 1A as determined by the Chaffey assessment
process, or satisfactory completion of English 475 or English as a Second Language 475.
A systematic study of the microscopic and macroscopic structures of the human body, from cellular to organ system levels of organization. Emphasis on cell structures, integumentary, skeletal, muscular, respiratory, cardiovascular, nervous, sensory, digestive, urinary, endocrine, and reproductive systems. Includes considerations of pathologies and disorders of these systems This is a Cal State/UC transferable course which is intended for biology, general education, kinesiology and health related majors.

22 Human Physiology (4)
Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.
Hours: 48-54 lecture; 48-54 laboratory.
Grading: Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Biology 20, and Chemistry 9 or 10 or 1 year of high school chemistry.
The dynamic nature of life processes in the human body, including the physiology of the cell and the functions and interrelations of the organ systems. The course includes the study of the physiological principles, function, integration and homeostasis of the human body at the cellular, tissue, organ, organ system, and organism level. The Lab emphasizes experimentation and scientific reasoning.

23 General Microbiology (3)
Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.
Hours: 48-54 lecture.
Grading: Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Biology 22 or 61.
Introduction to microbiology, with strong emphasis on microorganisms pathogenic to humans. Topics include microbial morphology, genetics, taxonomy, and metabolism; the infectious disease process; mechanisms of controlling microbes; and immunology.

23L General Microbiology Laboratory (2)
Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.
Hours: 96-108 laboratory.
Grading: Letter grade only.
Corequisite: Biology 23 (may be taken previously).
Transfer Credit: CSU; UC. (CAN BIOL 14 = BIOL 23 + 23L)
Introduction to microbiology laboratory techniques. Methods of culturing, staining, biochemically analyzing, and classifying microorganisms.

30 Beginning Medical Terminology (3)
Transfer Credit: CSU.
Hours: 48-54 lecture.
Grading: Letter grade only.
Applied medical etymology including the origin, correct spelling, pronunciation, meaning, and current usage of common medical terms, disorders, and medical treatments in the context of body systems. Application of relevant vocabulary to clinical records and reports, emphasizing roots, prefixes, infixes, suffixes, medical abbreviations, symbols, and terms common in patients’ records and laboratory reports.

61 Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology (5)
Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.
Hours: 64-72 lecture, 48-54 laboratory.
Grading: Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Chemistry 10 or 1 year of high school chemistry, and eligibility for Mathematics 25 or higher level math as determined by the Chaffey assessment process or completion of Mathematics 425.
Advisory: Completion of English 1A.
An intensive course designed to prepare students for upper division courses in cell and molecular biology. Topics include biochemical, structural, metabolic, and genetic aspects of cells. Laboratory will include experimental design, a variety of techniques (e.g. microscopy, spectrophotometry, electrophoresis), and data analysis.

62 Biology of Organisms (5)
Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.
Hours: 48-54 lecture, 96-108 laboratory.
Grading: Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Biology 61.
An introduction to the origin and evolution of life on earth, emphasizing systematics, anatomy, physiology, development and ecology. Lab includes an evolutionary survey of prokaryotes, protists, fungi, plants, and animals.

63 Evolutionary Ecology(4)
Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.
Hours: 48-54 lecture; 48-54 laboratory.
Grading: Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Biology 61.
Introduction to the principles, theories and methods of evolutionary ecology, including evolutionary theory, speciation, physiological ecology, population dynamics, demographics and life history strategies, niche theory, community interactions and community structure, succession, biogeography, ecosystem ecology, biodiversity,
and conservation biology. Course includes one or more overnight field trips.

92A-H Special Topics: Biology (.5-6)
Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.
Hours: 16-18 lecture hours per unit of credit.
Grading: Letter grade only.
Specializations in the biological sciences. Prerequisites and/or corequisites may be required for topics that call for specific knowledge or preparation. Topics vary; see class schedule for current term focus.

92LA-H Special Topics Laboratory: Biology (.5-6)
Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.
Hours: 48-54 laboratory hours per unit of credit.
Grading: Letter grade only.
Laboratory activities associated with specializations in the biological sciences. Pre-requisites and/or corequisites may be required for topics that call for specific knowledge or preparation. Topics vary; see class schedule for current term focus.

98A,B,C Independent Study: Biology (1, 2 or 3)
Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.
Class hours: 1, 2, or 3.
Grading: Letter grade only.
Limitation on Enrollment: Instructor signature is required for registration. Advisory: Students should have successfully completed a transfer-level biology course.
Course is designed for the capable biology student who wishes to explore and develop an independent project in the biological sciences. Individual inquiry, special techniques, and selected readings are expected. Student and instructor must reach agreement concerning the topic and scope of the project prior to student’s registration.

424 Anatomy and Physiology (3) [Cx]
(Degree-applicable)
Hours: 48-54 lecture.
Grading: Letter grade only.
Advisory: Completion of Biology 30.
Human anatomy and physiology with emphasis on the structures and functions of the organ systems. Course is primarily intended for students entering related vocational programs.

424L Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory (1)
(Degree-applicable)
Hours: 48-54 laboratory.
Grading: Letter grade only.
Corequisite: Biology 424 (may be taken previously).
Laboratory investigation of anatomy and physiology of organ systems from cell through system levels. Course is primarily intended for students entering related vocational programs.





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