Biology (BIOL)

BIOL 1  General Biology

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 68
Advisory: READ 90

Major principles and concepts, including cellular biology, energy relationships, biological systems, heredity, evolution and ecology for non-science majors.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201620599BIOL:1MW8:00am - 9:25amM. Voda11-2402
M9:45am - 12:55pmM. Voda7-1108
Fall 201620600BIOL:1MW8:00am - 9:25amM. Voda11-2402
W9:45am - 12:55pmM. Voda7-1108
Fall 201620601BIOL:1TR8:00am - 9:25amT. Flisik11-2402
T9:45am - 12:55pmT. Flisik7-1108
Fall 201620602BIOL:1TR8:00am - 9:25amT. Flisik11-2402
R9:45am - 12:55pmT. Flisik7-1108
Fall 201620603BIOL:1MW9:45am - 11:10amD. Vail61-2320
M12:00pm - 3:10pmD. Vail7-1111
Fall 201620604BIOL:1MW9:45am - 11:10amD. Vail61-2320
W12:00pm - 3:10pmD. Vail7-1111
Fall 201620605BIOL:1MW9:45am - 11:10amT. Flisik11-2402
M1:15pm - 4:25pmT. Flisik7-1115
Fall 201620606BIOL:1MW9:45am - 11:10amT. Flisik11-2402
W1:15pm - 4:25pmT. Flisik7-1115
Fall 201620607BIOL:1TR9:45am - 11:10amL. Blacquiere11-2402
T12:00pm - 3:10pmL. Blacquiere7-1111
Fall 201620608BIOL:1TR9:45am - 11:10amL. Blacquiere11-2402
R12:00pm - 3:10pmL. Blacquiere7-1111
Fall 201620609BIOL:1MW11:30am - 12:55pmS. Schmidt11-2402
M1:15pm - 4:25pmS. Schmidt7-1108
Fall 201620610BIOL:1MW11:30am - 12:55pmS. Schmidt11-2402
W1:15pm - 4:25pmS. Schmidt7-1108
Fall 201620611BIOL:1TR11:30am - 12:55pmC. Briggs61-2320
T1:15pm - 4:25pmC. Briggs7-1108
Fall 201620612BIOL:1TR11:30am - 12:55pmC. Briggs61-2320
R1:15pm - 4:25pmC. Briggs7-1108
Fall 201620613BIOL:1WF11:30am - 12:55pmM. Hollenshead61-2320
F8:00am - 11:10amM. Hollenshead7-1111
Fall 201620614BIOL:1WF11:30am - 12:55pmM. Hollenshead61-2320
F1:15pm - 4:25pmM. Hollenshead7-1111
Fall 201620615BIOL:1MW1:15pm - 2:40pmW. Poehner; V. Wong Ng61-2320
M3:30pm - 6:40pmW. Poehner; V. Wong Ng7-1111
Fall 201620616BIOL:1MW1:15pm - 2:40pmW. Poehner; K. Kakiba-Russell61-2320
W3:30pm - 6:40pmW. Poehner; K. Kakiba-Russell7-1111
Fall 201620617BIOL:1TR1:15pm - 2:40pmS. Kinnes61-2320
T3:00pm - 6:10pmS. Kinnes7-1115
Fall 201620618BIOL:1TR1:15pm - 2:40pmS. Kinnes; A. Regenfuss61-2320
R3:00pm - 6:10pmS. Kinnes; A. Regenfuss7-1115
Fall 201620619BIOL:1TR3:30pm - 4:55pmJ. Bava61-2320
T6:15pm - 9:25pmJ. Bava7-1108
Fall 201620620BIOL:1TR3:30pm - 4:55pmJ. Bava61-2320
R6:15pm - 9:25pmJ. Bava7-1108
Fall 201620621BIOL:1MW5:15pm - 6:40pmS. Jayachandran11-2402
M7:00pm - 10:10pmS. Jayachandran7-1111
Fall 201620622BIOL:1MW5:15pm - 6:40pmS. Jayachandran11-2402
W7:00pm - 10:10pmS. Jayachandran7-1111
Fall 201620623BIOL:1TR5:15pm - 6:40pmR. Rozar61-2320
T7:00pm - 10:10pmR. Rozar7-1111
Fall 201620624BIOL:1TR5:15pm - 6:40pmR. Rozar; K. Osborne61-2320
T7:00pm - 10:10pmR. Rozar; K. Osborne7-1115
Fall 201620625BIOL:1F7:00pm - 10:10pmH. Drakou-Sarantopoulos; K. Osborne7-1104
S9:45am - 12:55pmH. Drakou-Sarantopoulos; K. Osborne7-1111
Fall 201620626BIOL:1T7:00pm - 10:10pmS. Lee; K. Osborne11-2402
R7:00pm - 10:10pmS. Lee; K. Osborne7-1115
Fall 201620627BIOL:1T7:00pm - 10:10pmS. Lee; R. Rozar11-2402
R7:00pm - 10:10pmS. Lee; R. Rozar7-1111
Fall 201620686BIOL:1MW3:30pm - 4:55pmS. Lee; D. Vail11-2402
M5:15pm - 8:25pmS. Lee; D. Vail7-1115
Fall 201620687BIOL:1MW3:30pm - 4:55pmS. Lee11-2402
W5:15pm - 8:25pmS. Lee7-1115
Fall 201620699BIOL:1TR11:30am - 12:55pmJ. Ngo11-2402
T8:00am - 11:10amJ. Ngo7-1111
Fall 201620700BIOL:1TR11:30am - 12:55pmJ. Ngo11-2402
R8:00am - 11:10amJ. Ngo7-1111
Fall 201621038BIOL:1TR1:15pm - 2:40pmW. Hewson11-2402
T3:30pm - 6:40pmW. Hewson7-1111
Fall 201621083BIOL:1TR1:15pm - 2:40pmW. Hewson11-2402
R3:30pm - 6:40pmW. Hewson7-1111
Fall 201621101BIOL:1WF8:00am - 9:25amJ. Bava; D. Mc Cabe11-2312
F9:45am - 12:55pmJ. Bava; D. Mc Cabe7-1108
Fall 201621102BIOL:1TR8:00am - 9:25amA. Kamajaya; M. Cooper; K. Kakiba-Russell61-2320
R9:45am - 12:55pmA. Kamajaya; M. Cooper; K. Kakiba-Russell7-1115
Fall 201623679BIOL:1MW8:00am - 9:25amS. Rothman61-2320
M9:45am - 12:55pmS. Rothman7-1115
M5:15pm - 8:25pmT. Revell7-1108
Fall 201623718BIOL:1WF3:00pm - 4:25pmV. Wong Ng61-2320
W5:15pm - 8:25pmV. Wong Ng7-1108
Fall 201624018BIOL:1WF3:00pm - 4:25pmV. Wong Ng; S. Lee61-2320
F5:15pm - 8:25pmV. Wong Ng; S. Lee7-1111

BIOL 2  Plant and Animal Biology

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: BIOL 1 or BIOL 4; and MATH 71

Organismal biology including concepts in systematics, evolution, plant and animal physiology, ecology, and biotic relationships. Field trips are required.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201620639BIOL:2MW1:15pm - 2:40pmT. Revell7-1104
W9:45am - 12:55pmT. Revell7-1121
Fall 201620640BIOL:2MW1:15pm - 2:40pmT. Revell7-1104
W3:00pm - 6:10pmT. Revell7-1121
Fall 201620641BIOL:2TR1:15pm - 2:40pmM. Cooper7-1104
R9:45am - 12:55pmM. Cooper7-1121
Fall 201620642BIOL:2TR1:15pm - 2:40pmM. Cooper7-1104
R3:00pm - 6:10pmM. Cooper7-1121
Fall 201621085BIOL:2MW5:15pm - 6:40pmM. Cooper11-2105
W7:00pm - 10:10pmM. Cooper7-1121

BIOL 3  Ecology and Field Biology

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 54
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A

Identification and ecological relationships of common local plants and animals. Emphasizes evolutionary relationships; ecology including animal behavior, communities, ecosystems, wilderness and wildlife preservation, and population dynamics. Techniques of collecting and preserving. Many laboratory meetings conducted off campus; most trips require walking and/or hiking. Hiking, weekend and other field trips required.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201620650BIOL:3M9:45am - 12:55pmC. Shannon7-1121
W9:45am - 12:55pmC. Shannon7-1120
Fall 201621036BIOL:3T1:15pm - 4:25pmC. Shannon7-1121
R1:15pm - 4:25pmC. Shannon7-1120

BIOL 4  Biology for Majors

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 71
Prerequisite: (CHEM 10 or CHEM 40) AND MATH 71
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A

Principles of biology required for advanced study, including cellular and molecular biology, bioenergetics, genetics, reproduction, evolution, biodiversity, and ecology. General Biology for science majors. One hour discussion group per week. Field trips with extensive hiking required.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201620652BIOL:4MW1:15pm - 2:40pmC. Boag11-2312
M8:30am - 12:45pmC. Boag60-2628
Fall 201620653BIOL:4MW11:30am - 12:55pmD. Mirman; S. Rothman11-2312
M1:30pm - 5:45pmD. Mirman; S. Rothman60-2628
Fall 201620654BIOL:4TR1:15pm - 2:40pmD. Mirman; S. Lee11-2312
T8:30am - 12:45pmD. Mirman; S. Lee60-2628
Fall 201620655BIOL:4T5:15pm - 9:30pmD. Mc Cabe60-2628
R5:15pm - 8:25pmD. Mc Cabe11-2105
Fall 201620656BIOL:4TR1:15pm - 2:40pmD. Mirman; T. Anderson-McGill11-2312
R3:00pm - 7:15pmD. Mirman; T. Anderson-McGill60-2628

BIOL 4H  Biology for Majors - Honors

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 71
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program; (CHEM 40 or CHEM 10) AND MATH 71

Principles of biology required for advanced study including concepts of cellular and molecular biology, bioenergetics, genetics, reproduction, evolution, biodiversity and ecology. An honors course designed to provide an enriched experience. Students may not receive credit for both BIOL 4 and BIOL 4H. Field trips with extensive hiking required.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201620657BIOL:4HT9:45am - 12:55pmC. Shannon7-1121
R8:40am - 12:55pmC. Shannon60-2628

BIOL 5  Contemporary Health Issues

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   

Contemporary health issues known to affect the quality and longevity of life. Topics include: sexuality and reproduction, stress management, fitness and nutrition, substance use and abuse, and environmental quality. Emphasis on prevention of illness and injuries.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201620658BIOL:5MW9:45am - 11:10amN. Ito Rocha Santana11-2105
Fall 201620659BIOL:5MW3:00pm - 4:25pmJ. Spitzer11-2105
Fall 201620660BIOL:5TR11:30am - 12:55pmN. Ito Rocha Santana11-2105
Fall 201620696BIOL:5T7:00pm - 10:10pmNotEntered-XXXX
Fall 201624681BIOL:5M7:00pm - 10:10pmC. Crocker11-2105

BIOL 6  Humans and the Environment

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 68

Ecological concepts to aid understanding the Earth's environmental crisis and determining courses of action to correct the problem. Emphasis will be placed on specific problems of population, pollution, preservation of wildlife and wilderness, and open space. A historical appraisal of human attitudes toward the land and of the necessity of developing a new land ethic.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201620661BIOL:6W9:45am - 12:55pmK. Kakiba-Russell7-1205
Fall 201620662BIOL:6MW3:00pm - 4:25pmM. Cooper11-2312
Fall 201620663BIOL:6TR9:45am - 11:10amC. Petersen7-1205
Fall 201620664BIOL:6TR11:30am - 12:55pmC. Petersen7-1205
Fall 201620665BIOL:6R1:15pm - 4:25pmK. Kakiba-Russell7-1205
Fall 201620666BIOL:6T7:00pm - 10:10pmC. Petersen7-1205
Fall 201621091BIOL:6F9:45am - 12:55pmR. Dutreaux7-1205

BIOL 6L  Humans and the Environment Laboratory

2 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lab: 108
Corequisite: BIOL 6 (may have been taken previously)

Investigates major principles and problems of humans and the environment in the field and in the biological science laboratory. Most laboratory meetings will be conducted at off-campus locations. Some trips will require significant amounts of walking. Course includes one weekend field trip. Taking BIOL 6 prior to BIOL 6L is highly recommended.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201620667BIOL:6LT1:15pm - 6:40pmK. Kakiba-Russell7-1205
Fall 201620668BIOL:6LW1:15pm - 6:40pmC. Petersen7-1205

BIOL 8  Cell and Molecular Biology

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: BIOL 4 or BIOL 4H, and CHEM 50

Cell and molecular biology including eukaryotic cells, eukaryotic organelles, protein structure and functions; DNA and RNA structure and functions; protein synthesis; genome organization in viruses, prokaryotes and eukaryotes; gene cloning; protein and DNA technology and applications of genetic engineering.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201620669BIOL:8M9:45am - 12:55pmC. Wright7-1120
W9:45am - 12:55pmC. Wright60-2628
Fall 201621037BIOL:8M9:45am - 12:55pmC. Wright7-1120
W1:30pm - 4:40pmC. Wright60-2628

BIOL 13  Human Reproduction, Development and Aging

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 68

Human Development, from conception to death. Conception, growth, maturation and aging are studied as a natural continuum, influenced by our biophysical and psychosocial environment. Includes developmental theories and scientific methods used to study development. Field trips to several off-campus sites are required

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201620628BIOL:13TR9:45am - 11:10amE. Meyer7-1209

BIOL 15  Human Sexuality

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 68

Surveys biological, behavioral, cultural and ethical aspects of human sexuality. Contains mature and sexually explicit content.

BIOL 15H  Human Sexuality - Honors

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program

Surveys biological, behavioral, cultural and ethical aspects of human sexuality. Contains mature and sexually explicit content. An honors course designed to provide an enriched experience. Students may not receive credit for both BIOL 15 and BIOL 15H.

BIOL 17  Neurobiology and Behavior

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   

An integrated analysis of the biological, ecological and evolutionary bases of animal behavior (ethology.) Historical and evolutionary contexts are emphasized through a detailed consideration of the psychobiological, ecological, ontological and sociobiological determinants of animal behavior. Field trip required.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201620638BIOL:17T3:00pm - 6:10pmT. Revell; S. Scott11-2312

BIOL 20  Marine Biology

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   

Marine environment including the principles of marine science, biology of marine invertebrates and vertebrates, structure and function of marine ecosystems, and human impact on the ocean. Field trip required.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201620643BIOL:20MW8:00am - 9:25amL. Whitlow7-1205
Fall 201620644BIOL:20TR8:00am - 9:25amS. Schmidt7-1205
Fall 201620645BIOL:20MW1:15pm - 2:40pmL. Whitlow11-2105
Fall 201620646BIOL:20MW3:00pm - 4:25pmL. Whitlow7-1120
Fall 201620695BIOL:20F8:00am - 11:10amS. Lee11-2105
Fall 201621086BIOL:20M9:45am - 12:55pmJ. Kido7-1205

BIOL 21  Marine Biology Laboratory

1 Unit (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lab: 54
Corequisite: BIOL 20 (May have been taken previously)

Field and laboratory aspects of the marine environment. Emphasizes the structure and functional biology of marine invertebrates and vertebrates, ecology of intertidal organisms, and ecology of estuaries. Completion or concurrent enrollment in BIOL 20 is required. Field trips are required.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201620647BIOL:21T9:45am - 12:55pmS. Schmidt7-1115
Fall 201620648BIOL:21W9:45am - 12:55pmJ. Kido7-1115

BIOL 24  Introduction to Public Health

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A

Organization and function of public health including the philosophy, purpose, history, organization, function, tools, activities, and outcomes of public health practice at the global, national, state, and community levels. Instruction prepares students to identify and assess important national and international problems and ethical issues facing public health today.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201620649BIOL:24TR9:45am - 11:10amN. Ito Rocha Santana11-2105

BIOL 25  Conservation Biology

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A

Concepts of conservation biology for natural resources, including biogeography, biodiversity and extinction, environmental law, public lands, and conservation organizations. Emphasis on strategies important to addressing biological conservation and sustainable management of natural and managed ecosystems. A field trip is required.

BIOL 34  Fundamentals of Genetics

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: BIOL 4 or BIOL 4H

Theory and applications of genetics. Major topics include Mendelian and molecular genetics, mechanisms of inheritance, gene expression, linkage and chromosome mapping, mutations and evolution, population genetics, and ethical and moral implications of biotechnology.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201620651BIOL:34TR9:45am - 11:10amD. Mirman11-2312

BIOL 34L  Fundamentals of Genetics Lab

1 Unit (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lab: 54
Corequisite: BIOL 34 (May have been taken previously).

Experiments and problem solving in genetics including Mendelian Genetics, linkage and recombination, cell division, mutation, molecular genetics including use of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and electrophoresis, population genetics, and bioinformatics.

BIOL 50  Biology Basic Skills

0.5 Units (Not Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)
Lecture: 9   

Basic skills needed for students to succeed in biological science classes. Topics include a contrast of the academic demands of science to non-science disciplines, preparation for biological laboratory experiences as well as lectures, development of personal study plan to manage the large volume of information, interpretation of biological graphs and diagrams, introduction to common Latin and Greek words to build vocabulary, use of memorization techniques, application of test-taking strategies for biological exams, especially lab practica, and analysis of test results. These techniques and strategies will be discussed using biological concepts and vocabularies as examples. Recommended to be taken concurrently with any biological science class.

BIOL 99A  Special Projects in Biology

1-2 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 18-36   

In order to offer students recognition for their academic interests and ability and the opportunity to explore their disciplines to greater depth, the various departments from time to time offer Special Projects courses. The content of each course and the methods of study vary from semester to semester and depend on the particular project under consideration. Students must have instructor's authorization before enrolling in this course.

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