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 061
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: structure and function of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, origin and evolution of cellular life and molecular evolution, organelle structure and function, membrane structure and function, cellular transport, cellular chemistry and biomolecules, cellular metabolism (respiration and photosynthesis), cell reproduction and its controls, cell communication, classic and molecular genetics, DNA structure and function, gene structure, gene expression and control of gene expression, biotechnology, and scientific inquiry. 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; BIOL 135S)
Lecture Hours: 72         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: CH 001A; BI 004 or high school biology; and prior completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENG 001A
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; BIOL 135S)
Lecture Hours: 72         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: BI 004 or high school biology; MATH 012 or concurrent enrollment; and 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 & 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 designed for students obtaining a general elective in natural science, as well as 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: BI 007 or concurrent enrollment
Advisory: BI 004 & ENG 001A
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C1                 CSU GE: B3                 IGETC: 5C

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 061
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 115BS)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: MATH 054
Advisory: ENG 061
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 115BS)
Lecture Hours: 72         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: BI 013 & CH 004 OR BI 013 & CH 005
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 & CH 004 OR BI 013 & CH 005
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: 1-6

This work experience course of supervised employment assists students in acquiring desirable work habits, attitudes, and skills 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 six units per semester for a maximum of sixteen units (for a 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 education or occupational goals are directly related to Biology.
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: 450          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