Biology (BIOL)

BIOL 1  General Biology

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
UC Credit Limitation

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 202226203BIOL:1M9:45am - 12:55pmD. Dervishian7-1115
MW8:00am - 9:25amD. Dervishian11-2402
Fall 202226207BIOL:1MW8:00am - 9:25amD. Dervishian; J. Ngo11-2402
W9:45am - 12:55pmD. Dervishian; J. Ngo7-1115
T9:45am - 12:55pmJ. Kido7-1115
R9:45am - 12:55pmJ. Kido7-1115
Fall 202226239BIOL:1MW9:45am - 11:10amA. Lopez11-2402
M11:30am - 2:40pmA. Lopez7-1111
Fall 202226242BIOL:1MW9:45am - 11:10amA. Lopez11-2402
W11:30am - 2:40pmA. Lopez7-1111
Fall 202226254BIOL:1MW9:45am - 11:10amN. Ito Rocha Santana; M. Hollenshead61-2320
M1:15pm - 4:25pmN. Ito Rocha Santana; M. Hollenshead7-1115
Fall 202226255BIOL:1MW9:45am - 11:10amN. Ito Rocha Santana; M. Hollenshead61-2320
W1:15pm - 4:25pmN. Ito Rocha Santana; M. Hollenshead7-1115
Fall 202226257BIOL:1TR9:45am - 11:10amD. Dervishian11-2402
T11:30am - 2:40pmD. Dervishian7-1111
Fall 202226259BIOL:1TR9:45am - 11:10amD. Dervishian11-2402
R11:30am - 2:40pmD. Dervishian7-1111
M1:15pm - 4:25pmM. Palacios Mejia7-1108
W1:15pm - 4:25pmM. Palacios Mejia7-1108
Fall 202226262BIOL:1TR11:30am - 12:55pmR. Banerjee; D. Mc Cabe61-2320
T1:45pm - 4:55pmR. Banerjee; D. Mc Cabe7-1108
Fall 202226263BIOL:1TR11:30am - 12:55pmR. Banerjee; A. Regenfuss61-2320
R1:45pm - 4:55pmR. Banerjee; A. Regenfuss7-1108
Fall 202226267BIOL:1WF8:00am - 9:25amM. Voda11-2406
F9:45am - 12:55pmM. Voda7-1111
Fall 202226269BIOL:1WF8:00am - 9:25amM. Voda61-2320
F1:15pm - 4:25pmM. Voda7-1111
Fall 202226271BIOL:1MW1:15pm - 2:40pmS. MacLean61-2320
M3:00pm - 6:10pmS. MacLean7-1111
Fall 202226273BIOL:1MW1:15pm - 2:40pmS. MacLean61-2320
W3:00pm - 6:10pmS. MacLean7-1111
Fall 202226277BIOL:1TR1:15pm - 2:40pmM. Mazhnyy; A. Regenfuss61-2320
T3:00pm - 6:10pmM. Mazhnyy; A. Regenfuss7-1115
Fall 202226279BIOL:1TR1:15pm - 2:40pmM. Mazhnyy61-2320
R3:00pm - 6:10pmM. Mazhnyy7-1115
Fall 202226282BIOL:1TR5:15pm - 6:40pmK. Mckinney; D. Moskovitz7-1120
T7:00pm - 10:10pmK. Mckinney; D. Moskovitz7-1115
Fall 202226284BIOL:1TR5:15pm - 6:40pmK. Mckinney; C. Davison7-1120
R7:00pm - 10:10pmK. Mckinney; C. Davison7-1108
Fall 202226286BIOL:1M7:00pm - 10:10pmC. Wilson7-1111
Fall 202226287BIOL:1MW5:15pm - 6:40pm11-2406
W7:00pm - 10:10pm7-1111
Fall 202226295BIOL:1F7:00pm - 10:10pm7-1104
S9:45am - 12:55pm7-1111
Fall 202226298BIOL:1MW3:00pm - 4:25pmS. Jayachandran11-2402
M4:45pm - 7:55pmS. Jayachandran7-1115
Fall 202226302BIOL:1MW3:00pm - 4:25pmS. Jayachandran11-2402
W4:45pm - 7:55pmS. Jayachandran7-1115
Fall 202226304BIOL:1TR11:30am - 12:55pmA. Lopez11-2402
T8:00am - 11:10amA. Lopez7-1111
Fall 202226306BIOL:1TR11:30am - 12:55pmA. Lopez11-2402
R8:00am - 11:10amA. Lopez7-1111
Fall 202226309BIOL:1TR1:15pm - 2:40pmT. Flisik11-2406
T3:00pm - 6:10pmT. Flisik7-1111
Fall 202226314BIOL:1TR1:15pm - 2:40pmT. Flisik11-2406
R3:00pm - 6:10pmT. Flisik7-1111
Fall 202226317BIOL:1WF8:00am - 9:25amJ. Ngo61-2320
F9:45am - 12:55pmJ. Ngo7-1115
Fall 202226320BIOL:1WF8:00am - 9:25amJ. Ngo; M. Hollenshead61-2320
F9:45am - 12:55pmJ. Ngo; M. Hollenshead7-1108
Fall 202226323BIOL:1MW5:15pm - 6:40pmC. Leuthold7-1120
M7:00pm - 10:10pmC. Leuthold7-1108
Fall 202226329BIOL:1MW5:15pm - 6:40pmC. Leuthold7-1120
W7:00pm - 10:10pmC. Leuthold7-1108
Fall 202226333BIOL:1WF3:00pm - 4:25pm61-2320
F5:15pm - 8:25pm7-1108
Fall 202228698BIOL:1T7:00pm - 10:10pmA. Suriano11-2402
R7:00pm - 10:10pmA. Suriano7-1115
Fall 202228700BIOL:1T7:00pm - 10:10pmA. Suriano; M. Mazhnyy11-2402
R7:00pm - 10:10pmA. Suriano; M. Mazhnyy7-1111
Fall 202228797BIOL:1MW11:30am - 12:55pmT. Alvarado7-1209
W8:00am - 11:10amT. Alvarado7-1111
Fall 202228798BIOL:1TR1:15pm - 2:40pmR. Banerjee; N. Williams61-2302
R9:45am - 12:55pmR. Banerjee; N. Williams7-1108
Fall 202228853BIOL:1TR3:00pm - 4:25pm7-1104
T5:15pm - 8:25pm7-1108
Fall 202228892BIOL:1TR3:00pm - 4:25pm7-1104
T7:00pm - 10:10pm7-1111

BIOL 2  Plant and Animal Biology

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: BIOL 140)
UC Credit Limitation

Lecture: 54   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: BIOL 1 or BIOL 4 or BIOL 4H and eligibility for MATH 110 or MATH 130

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

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202226079BIOL:2MW1:15pm - 2:40pmM. Cooper7-1104
W9:45am - 12:55pmM. Cooper7-1121
Fall 202226080BIOL:2MW1:15pm - 2:40pmM. Cooper7-1104
W3:00pm - 6:10pmM. Cooper7-1121
Fall 202226093BIOL:2TR1:15pm - 2:40pmT. Revell7-1120
R9:45am - 12:55pmT. Revell7-1121
Fall 202226095BIOL:2TR1:15pm - 2:40pmT. Revell7-1120
R3:00pm - 6:10pmT. Revell7-1121
Fall 202226097BIOL:2MW4:45pm - 6:10pmJ. Paolini7-1104
W6:30pm - 9:40pmJ. Paolini7-1121

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 202226118BIOL:3W9:45am - 12:55pmT. Flisik11-2312
M9:45am - 12:55pmT. Flisik7-1121
Fall 202226119BIOL:3M9:45am - 12:55pmT. Revell11-2312
M1:15pm - 4:25pmT. Revell7-1121

BIOL 4  Biology for Majors

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
UC Credit Limitation

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 202225517BIOL:4MW8:00am - 9:25amS. Pasala11-2105
M9:45am - 12:55pmS. Pasala60-2628
M1:05pm - 2:10pmS. Pasala11-2105
Fall 202225792BIOL:4MW11:30am - 12:55pmC. Frazier7-1120
M1:30pm - 5:45pmC. Frazier60-2628
T8:30am - 12:45pmD. Churchill60-2628
T3:00pm - 4:25pmD. Churchill7-1209
T3:00pm - 4:25pmD. Churchill7-1209
T3:00pm - 4:25pmD. Churchill7-1209
T3:00pm - 4:25pmD. Churchill7-1209
T3:00pm - 4:25pmD. Churchill7-1209
Fall 202225800BIOL:4TR1:15pm - 2:40pmM. Haghighat11-2312
R3:00pm - 7:15pmM. Haghighat60-2628
Fall 202225803BIOL:4R5:15pm - 8:25pmD. Mc Cabe11-2105
T5:15pm - 9:30pmD. Mc Cabe60-2628
Fall 202225804BIOL:4WF8:00am - 9:25amM. Hsia7-1120
F9:45am - 2:00pmM. Hsia60-2628

BIOL 4H  Biology for Majors - Honors

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
UC Credit Limitation

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 202227525BIOL:4HTR1:15pm - 2:40pmD. Churchill61-2312
R8:30am - 12:45pmD. Churchill60-2628

BIOL 5  Contemporary Health Issues

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: PHS 100)
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 202226406BIOL:5MW11:30am - 12:55pmN. Ito Rocha Santana11-2105
Fall 202226407BIOL:5TR11:30am - 12:55pmN. Ito Rocha Santana11-2105

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 202226085BIOL:6MW9:45am - 11:10amM. Palacios Mejia7-1205
Fall 202226086BIOL:6MW11:30am - 12:55pmM. Palacios Mejia7-1205
Fall 202226087BIOL:6TR9:45am - 11:10amS. MacLean7-1205
Fall 202226088BIOL:6TR11:30am - 12:55pmS. MacLean7-1205
Fall 202226089BIOL:6T7:00pm - 10:10pmC. Davison7-1205

BIOL 6L  Humans and the Environment Laboratory

2 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lab: 108
Prerequisite: BIOL 6 (may be taken concurrently)

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 and one all day field trip.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
R1:15pm - 6:40pmM. Cooper7-1205

BIOL 8  Cell and Molecular Biology

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: BIOL 190)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: (BIOL 4 or BIOL 4H) and (CHEM 50 or CHEM 50H)

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 202225498BIOL:8MW8:00am - 9:25amP. Uday11-2312
W9:45am - 12:55pmP. Uday60-2628

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

BIOL 15  Human Sexuality

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

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

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202226419BIOL:15MW1:15pm - 2:40pmN. Ito Rocha Santana7-1209
Fall 202226421BIOL:15TR1:15pm - 2:40pmN. Ito Rocha Santana7-1209

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.

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 202225870BIOL:20MW8:00am - 9:25am7-1205
Fall 202225873BIOL:20TR8:00am - 9:25amL. Whitlow7-1205
Fall 202225875BIOL:20MW1:15pm - 2:40pm7-1205
Fall 202225876BIOL:20TR1:15pm - 2:40pmL. Whitlow11-2105
Fall 202225877BIOL:20W7:00pm - 8:10pmT. RevellONLINE-SYNCH
Fall 202225880BIOL:20MW3:00pm - 4:25pm7-1205

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 202225944BIOL:21M9:45am - 12:55pmJ. Kido7-1108
Fall 202226069BIOL:21T9:45am - 12:55pmL. Whitlow7-1108

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 202225500BIOL:34TR11:30am - 12:55pmD. Mirman11-2312

BIOL 34L  Fundamentals of Genetics Laboratory

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.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202225499BIOL:34LTR1:15pm - 2:40pmD. Mirman60-2628

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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