Biology (BIOL)

BIOL 100  4 Units  
General Biology  

Lecture: 54 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

Advisory: ENGL 101 or eligibility for ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This is an introductory course for non-majors emphasizing the scientific method in investigating the origins, physiology, ecological roles, and comparative characteristics of living organisms.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

BIOL 102  3 Units  
Human Biology  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite: ENGL 015 or eligibility for ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This is an introductory course that introduces biological principles with an emphasis on the human body. Topics include cell biology, histology, major body systems, genetics and heredity, human interaction with the environment, and major human diseases.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

BIOL 104  3 Units  
Human Ecology  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite: ENGL 015 or eligibility for ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

The course presents the ecological consequences of human resource use and population growth. Emphasis is placed on earth's life support systems and current environmental problems threatening human health and species survival.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

BIOL 109  4 Units  
History of Life  

Lecture: 54 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

Advisory: ENGL 101 or eligibility for ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This is an introductory course exploring the history of life on earth. The role of natural selection and evidence from geology, biogeography, and paleontology will be combined with fossils and recent organisms to interpret the clues of life's history on earth.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

BIOL 109H  4 Units  
History of Life - Honors  

Lecture: 54 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

Advisory: ENGL 101 or eligibility for ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This is an introductory course exploring the history of life on earth. The role of natural selection and evidence from geology, biogeography, and paleontology will be combined with fossils and recent organisms to interpret the clues of life's history on earth. This course is intended for students in the Honors Program but is open to all students who desire more challenging coursework.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

BIOL 140  2 Units  
Biology of Sexually Transmitted Diseases  

Lecture: 36 contact hours

Advisory: ENGL 015 or eligibility for ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course is an examination of the social, economic, psychological, medical and legal issues surrounding sexually transmitted diseases. The topics include the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of prominent sexually transmitted diseases including the impact of current biotechnology on vaccine development, treatment and diagnostics. The historical and changing attitudes and measures toward the control of sexually transmitted diseases will be reviewed.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

BIOL 141  3 Units  
Genetics  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite: ENGL 015 or eligibility for ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course is a general introduction to the fundamentals of human heredity. Topics include patterns of inheritance, the structure of DNA and its function, the role mutations play in genetic diseases and cancer, the interaction between genes and the environment, and recent advances in biotechnology and its impact on society.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

BIOL 155  4 Units  
Introductory Anatomy and Physiology  

Lecture: 54 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

Advisory: ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H as determined by the SBVC assessment process and MATH 096 or eligibility for MATH 095 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course is a one-semester introduction to human anatomy and physiology. The course is intended to meet the prerequisite for students entering the Psychiatric Technician program or other professional programs that accept a lecture/lab course in human anatomy and physiology.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only

BIOL 205  4 Units  
Cell and Molecular Biology  

Lecture: 54 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite/Corequisite: CHEM 150 or CHEM 150H

Prerequisite: ENGL 015 or eligibility for ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H as determined by the SBVC assessment process and MATH 095 or eligibility for MATH 102 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

Advisory: ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H or eligibility for ENGL 102 OR ENGL 102H as determined by process.

This course is an introduction to cellular and molecular aspects of biology emphasizing principles of scientific process, evolution by natural selection, prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell structure and function, classic and modern genetics, and concepts that integrate cellular with organismal activities. Experimental design concepts and application are emphasized in the laboratory. This is a first semester of a three-semester sequence in introductory biology for the pre-professional, biology major, or others interested in an in-depth study of biology. (Formerly BIOL 201)

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: BIOL 190/135S

BIOL 206  4 Units  
Organismal Biology  

Lecture: 54 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite: BIOL 205 and CHEM 150 or CHEM 150H and MATH 095 or eligibility for MATH 102 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

Advisory: ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H or eligibility for ENGL 102 or ENGL 102H as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course is an introduction to the diversity of organisms, their structure, function, and adaptations to the environment. The course requires participation in field trips. This course is part of a three-semester sequence in introductory biology for the pre-professional, biology major, or others interested in an in-depth study of biology.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: BIOL 140/130S/135S

BIOL 207  4 Units  
Evolutionary Ecology  

Lecture: 54 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite: BIOL 205 and MATH 095 or eligibility for MATH 102 as determined by the SBVC assessment process and CHEM 150 or CHEM 150H.

Advisory: ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H or eligibility for ENGL 102 or ENGL 102H as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course is an introduction to the principles of evolution and the ecological processes governing organisms and populations. The course is intended for the pre-professional or biology major. The course requires participation in and completion of a field project and participation in weekend field trips. This course is part of a three-semester sequence in introductory biology for the pre-professional, biology major, or others interested in an in-depth study of biology.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: BIOL 130S/135S

BIOL 222  1-3 Units  
Independent Study in Biology  

DIR: 54 contact hours

Students with previous course work in biology may do assigned projects involving research and analysis of selected topics. This independent study is for students who are interested in furthering their knowledge of Biology. Prior to registration, a contract must be prepared. See instructor for details.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only

BIOL 250  4 Units  
Human Anatomy and Physiology I  

Lecture: 54 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite: ENGL 015 or eligibility for ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

Advisory: BIOL 100

This is the first semester of a two-semester sequence that introduces students to the basic concepts and principles of human anatomy and physiology. This course provides a foundation for pre-allied professional majors or others interested in the advanced study of human biology. Topics include inorganic and organic chemistry, body orientation and organization, cytology, histology, fluid and electrolyte balances, and the following systems: nervous, skeletal, muscular, nervous, digestive system, and metabolism. Course includes dissections of preserved specimens.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: BIOL 115 BS

BIOL 251  4 Units  
Human Anatomy and Physiology II  

Lecture: 54 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite: BIOL 250 and CHEM 101 or CHEM 105

Advisory: BIOL 100

This is the second semester of a two-semester sequence that introduces students to the basic concepts and principles of human anatomy and physiology. This course provides a foundation for pre-professional majors or others interested in the advanced study of human biology. Topics include fluid and electrolyte balance and the following body system: integumentary, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, urinary, endocrine, and reproductive. The course includes dissections of preserved specimens.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: BIOL 115 BS

BIOL 260  4 Units  
Human Anatomy  

Lecture: 54 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite: MATH 095 or MATH 096

Advisory: BIOL 100 and eligibility for ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This is a comprehensive lecture/laboratory course in human anatomy. It is organized to explore the body both regionally and systemically. The course studies gross anatomy with an extensive dissection of the cat and other significant organs. Relevant comparisons to human systems and structures is emphasized in the laboratory portion of the course. Histological and cellular anatomy are included as they apply to various structures and systems.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: BIOL 110B

BIOL 261  4 Units  
Human Physiology  

Lecture: 54 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite: BIOL 260 and CHEM 105 or CHEM 101

Advisory: BIOL 100

This course is the second semester of a two-semester sequence. It builds on an understanding of structure to explain the dynamic functions of the human body to a cellular level. Topics include physiology of the following systems: muscular, skeletal, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive. Homeostatic mechanisms and the interrelationships of body organ systems are emphasized and enhanced with clinical illustrations.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: BIOL 120B

BIOL 270  5 Units  
Microbiology  

Lecture: 54 contact hours
Lab: 108 contact hours

Prerequisite: BIOL 205 or CHEM 101

Advisory: BIOL 100 and ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H

This course is a formal introduction to the fundamental principles of microbiology and immunology. Attention is given to the morphology, control, metabolism and genetics of microorganisms. Emphasis is placed on the pathogenesis of and immunity to infectious diseases.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU