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COURSES

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
ANATOMY 2A - Anatomy and Physiology, 1 (4 units) UC, CSU (CAN BIO SEQ. B)
Prerequisite: BIO 1 or BIO 1H
First of a two course sequence that introduces students to the basic concepts and principles of anatomy and physiology. This course will provide a foundation for advanced study of the human body. The course covers body orientation and organization, cells and tissues, the skeletal and muscular systems, and the eye and ear. Designed to meet the prerequisites for professional programs, e.g. nursing, dental hygiene, and physical therapy. 36 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory.
 
ANATOMY 2B - Anatomy and Physiology, 11 UC, CSU (CAN BIO SEQ. B)
Prerequisite: ANATOMY 2A recommended
Second of a two course sequence in anatomy and physiology that covers these systems: nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, digestive, and reproductive. 36 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory.
 
ANATOMY 10 - Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology  (3 units) CSU
Prerequisite: None
An introductory and survey course of structural and functional aspects of the human body. Emphasis is placed on cell organization, human tissues and discussion of each of the human systems. Total of 54 hours lecture.
 

 

BIOLOGY

BIO 1 - General Biology  (4 units) UC*, CSU

 

 

Prerequisite: None
This course is an introductory course designed for non-science majors, which offers an integrated study of the basic principles of biology, with emphasis on the principles of structure and function, genetics, development, evolution, and ecology. Discussions on the philosophy, concepts, and implications of modern biology will be included. Total of 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.

 

BIO 5 - General Botany (4 units) UC, CSU (CAN BIO 6)

 

 

Prerequisite:  None
Introduction to the plant science, with principal emphasis on the structures, functions, and ecology of common members of each of the major plant divisions.  Designed for majors in health science, forestry, agriculture, environmental science, landscape design, horticulture, and general nature studies.  Total of 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.

 

BIO 6 - Intro Zoology (4 units)
UC, CSU (CAN BIO 6)

 

 

Prerequisite: None
An introductory and survey course of structural and functional aspects of the human body. Emphasis is placed on cell organization, human tissues and discussion of each of the human systems. Total of 54 hours lecture.

 

BIO 7 - Marine Biology (4 units)
UC, CSU

 

 

Prerequisite: None
An ecological study of the marine environment.  Additional emphasis will be placed on the local marine plants and animals, and their interactions with the physical environment. Frequent field trips are combined with laboratory observations to acquaint the student with identification and understanding of the common marine organisms of the Southern California coastline.  Total of 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.

 

BIO 8 - Principles of Ecology (3 units) UC*, CSU

 

 

Prerequisite: None
Ecology is a study of applied concepts such as basic concepts in population and community ecology, environmental issues, and conservation of natural resources.  We are at a critical point in the history of the planet with respect to the growing human population and dwindling world's resources, and the time will be spent considering solutions and alternatives to global environmental problems.  Total of 54 hours lecture.

 

BIO 9 - Introduction to the Natural (3 units) UC*, CSU

 

 

Prerequisite: None
This course offers an introduction to the identification, description, and adaptations of indicator plant and animal species found in southern California. Examples of habitat types which will be covered include coastal ranges, local mountains, the upper and lower deserts. This course is designed to offer students an opportunity to discover what factors have shaped habitat types in southern California, and what types of organisms are found in these varying habitats. Total of 36 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.

 

BIO 11 - Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology (Majors) (5 units)
UC*, CSU (CAN BIO 2)

 

 

Prerequisite: Che 1A
An intensive course for all Life Science majors designed to prepare the student for upper division courses in molecular biology, cell biology, and genetics.  Course material includes introduction, principles of biochemistry, cells, genetics, and diversity.  Total of 72 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.

 

BIO 12 - Introduction to Organismal and Population Biology (Majors) (5 units)
UC*, CSU

 

 

Prerequisite: Bio 11
An intensive course designed for all Life Science majors to prepare the student for upper division courses in organismal and population biology. Course materials include plant structure and function, animal systems and behavior, ecological diversity and dynamics, and evolutionary theory, including population genetics. This course along with Biology 11 is intended to fulfill a year of transferable lower division general biology. Some field trips are required. Total of 72 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.

 

BIO 14 - Soil Science and Management (3 units)
UC*, CSU

 

 

Prerequisite: None
An introduction to physical properties and classification of soils, physical and chemical properties of soil that governs soil reactions and interactions, nutrient regeneration, and management principles in relation to air, water, nutrients and organic matter. 54 hours lecture.

BIO 15 - Soil Science and Management Laboratory (2 units)
CSU

 

 

Prerequisite: None
A supplementary laboratory course to BIO 14 (Soil Science and Management), focusing on the basics of soil science, physical and biogeochemical properties, and interpretation for use and management. This course will give students hands-on perspectives of soil science, ranging from agricultural, wild lands, watershed, and environmental impacts. 108 hours laboratory.

 

BIO 17 - Human Biology (4 units)
UC*, CSU

 

 

Prerequisite: None
A non-major introductory course in biology, which offers an integrated study of the basic principles of biology as revealed in the human body. Emphasis is placed on cellular and system organization in relation to specific function and common disorders affecting the body; the interaction between the human body and its environment. Controversial, thought-provoking topics related to modern biology and medical advances involving genetic engineering will be included. This course is intended to fulfill a transferable general science requirement. 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.

 

BIO 30 - Human Reproduction and Sexual Behavior (3 units)
UC*, CSU

 

 

Prerequisite: None
Human anatomy, physiology, and behavior as related to sexual reproduction, including discussion of fertilization, pregnancy, childbirth, and birth control.  Consideration also will be given to homosexuality, venereal disease, sex education, sexual intercourse and response.  Total of 54 hours lecture.

 

BIO 34 - Human Genetics (3 units) UC, CSU

 

 

Prerequisite: None
A general education course for the non-biology major. The mechanisms of human heredity, emphasizing normal and abnormal genetic counseling. Total of 54 hours lecture.

BIO 36 - Environmental Science(3 units) UC*, CSU

 

 

Prerequisite: None
A study of humans in relation to the environment, emphasizing population ecology, energy cycles, pollution, food resources, and conservation of natural resources. Total of 54 hours lecture.

 

 

HEALTH SCIENCE
HES 1 - Health Science
(4 units) UC, UC
Prerequisite: None
A basic study of the anatomy and physiology of the body, emphasizing modern concepts of prevention, treatment, of prevention, treatment, and cure of degenerative and communicable diseases. This course satisfies the California requirement in drug, alcohol, tobacco, and nutrition education for teacher certification. Total of 54 hours lecture.


MICROBIOLOGY
MIC 1 - Microbiology (4 units)
UC, CSU (CAN BIO 14)
Prerequisite: CHE 2A or CHE 3; and AMY 2A or BIO 1/1H or BIO 11
General characteristics of microorganisms with emphasis on morphology, growth, reproduction and chemical activities; their control; role in disease; and application of their role to mankind. Total of 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.

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951-222-8533

Dept. Chair - Scott Herrick
       951-222-8354