Biology (BI)

BI 004  Elements Of Biology   Units: 4

An introduction to biology for non-science majors including the study of plants, animals, ecology, and evolution. The foundations of biology, including biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, anatomy and physiology, and the impact of humans on the environment, will be covered in this course.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-071
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC*                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C1                 CSU GE: B2, B3                 IGETC: 5B, 5C

BI 005  Molecular And Cell Biology   Units: 5

This course presents a survey of basic biological principles with a strong emphasis on biochemistry, cell biology and genetics. Topics include: bio-molecular and cell structure and function, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, DNA replication, protein synthesis, Mendelian genetics, Gene expression, mitosis, meiosis, embryology, tissues, organismal diversity and classification. This course is primarily designed for students pursuing careers in science, medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine and other health fields requiring a strong foundation in biology. Together BI-005 and BI-006, Biology of Organisms, provide students with the basic biology core curriculum for transfer. (C-ID BIOL 190)
Lecture Hours: 72         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: BI-004 or high school biology; ENG-001A or concurrent enrollment; and CH-001A or concurrent enrollment
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C1                 CSU GE: B2, B3                 IGETC: 5B, 5C

BI 006  Biology Of Organisms   Units: 5

This course covers classification, development, physiology and regulation at the organismal level. Additional topics include population dynamics, community ecology, evolution and population genetics. This course is primarily designed for students pursuing careers in science, medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine and other health fields requiring a strong foundation in biology. Together BI-006 and BI-005, Molecular and Cell Biology, provide students with the basic biology core curriculum for transfer. (C-ID BIOL 140)
Lecture Hours: 72         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: BI-004 or high school biology; MATH-012 or concurrent enrollment; ENG-001A or concurrent,enrollment
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C1                 CSU GE: B2, B3                 IGETC: 5B, 5C

BI 007  Biology Of Mammals   Units: 3

This course covers classification, development, physiology, and regulation of mammals. Additional topics covered include zoogeography, echolocation, domestication, conservation ethics, and diseases and zoonoses. This course is primarily designed for students pursuing careers in science, veterinary medicine, and other fields requiring a strong foundation in biology.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: BI-004 and ENG-001A
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C1                 CSU GE: B2                 IGETC: 5B

BI 007L  Biology Of Mammals Lab   Units: 1

This course covers classification, development, physiology, and regulation of mammals. Additional topics covered include zoogeography, evolution, identification of mammals based on skulls and teeth, and anatomy. This course is primarily designed for students pursuing careers in science, veterinary medicine, and other fields requiring a strong foundation in biology.
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: BI-004 and ENG-001A
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C1                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

BI 011  Biology Of Viruses   Units: 3

This course is designed for science and non-science major students. The course emphasizes molecular and cellular biology, epidemiology, and development of diseases caused by human viruses. This includes the study of viral structure, classification, natural viral habitats, viral replication methods, host immune responses to viral infections, human viral diseases, viral isolation techniques, immunization and treatments. The scientific method is introduced and specific examples of its application to the study of viruses are included.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-071
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C1                 CSU GE: B2                 IGETC: 5B

BI 013  Human Anatomy And Physiology I   Units: 4

This course involves an integrated study of human body organization and function. Topics include anatomical terminology, cells and tissues, the integumentary system, the skeletal system, articulations, the muscular system, the nervous system, and special senses. This is the first part of a two course sequence that studies the fundamental concepts of anatomy and physiology and provides a foundation for advanced study of the human body. Both BI-013 and BI-014 must be taken to study all of the major body systems. This two-course sequence is designed to meet the prerequisites for health professional programs, e.g. nursing, physical therapy. (C-ID BIOL 115S)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: MATH-054
Advisory: ENG-071
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C1                 CSU GE: B2, B3                 IGETC: 5B, 5C

BI 014  Human Anatomy And Physiology II   Units: 5

This course involves an integrated study of human body organization and function. Topics include the endocrine, immune, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. This is the second part of a two course sequence that studies the fundamental concepts of anatomy and physiology and provides a foundation for advanced study of the human body. Both BI-013 and BI-014 must be taken to study all of the major body systems. This two-course sequence is designed to meet the prerequisites for health professional programs, e.g. nursing, physical therapy. (C-ID BIOL 115S)
Lecture Hours: 72         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: BI-013 and CH-004
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C1                 CSU GE: B2, B3                 IGETC: 5B, 5C

BI 015  General Microbiology   Units: 5

This course is a comprehensive study of the microbial world. It is designed to develop an appreciation and understanding of microorganisms and their relationship to humans and their environment. A knowledge of the principles of microbiology and their practical applications is stressed. Subject matter includes medical microbiology, microbial physiology, microbial genetics, and industrial microbiology. The laboratory experience explores the development of current methods, techniques, and skillS necessary to culture, propagate and identify micro-organisms.
Lecture Hours: 72         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: BI-013 and CH-004
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C1                 CSU GE: B2, B3                 IGETC: 5B, 5C

BI 031  Undergraduate Research Experience   Units: 2

Under the supervision of STEM faculty, students will select a project to be completed during the semester. Topics will include information retrieval, computer skills applied to laboratory research, time management and organizational skills, application of modern research methods, experimental design, data collection and analysis, presentation skills (written and oral), and applying for summer internship opportunities. This course is intended for students pursuing a STEM degree and who have completed a minimum of 35 college level units.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: BI-005 or BI-006
Advisory: LIS-001
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

BI 095A  Biology Work Experience   Units: 1

This work experience course of supervised employment is designed to assist students to acquire desirable work habits, attitudes and skills so as to enable them to become productive employees. This course also provides students with career awareness for jobs. Credit may be accrued at the rate of one to 6 units per semester for a maximum of sixteen units (combined total of all Work Experience units). Additionally, students must work 75 paid hours or 60 non-paid hours per unit earned. This type of work experience is available to students whose job and educational or occupational goals are directly related to Biology.
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: 75          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None