BIOL 100 4 Units
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.
BIOL 102 3 Units
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.
BIOL 104 3 Units
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.
BIOL 109 4 Units
History of Life
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.
BIOL 109H 4 Units
History of Life - Honors
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.
BIOL 140 2 Units
Biology of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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.
BIOL 141 3 Units
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.
BIOL 155 4 Units
Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
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.
BIOL 205 4 Units
Cell and Molecular Biology
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)
BIOL 206 4 Units
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.
BIOL 207 4 Units
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.
BIOL 222 1-3 Units
Independent Study in Biology
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.
BIOL 250 4 Units
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
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.
BIOL 251 4 Units
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
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.
BIOL 260 4 Units
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.
BIOL 261 4 Units
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.
BIOL 270 5 Units
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.