Biology (BIOL)

BIOL 1  General Biology

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

(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
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 202025424BIOL:1MW8:00am - 9:25amJ. NgoONLINE-XXXX
M9:45am - 12:55pmJ. NgoONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202025427BIOL:1TR8:00am - 9:25amJ. Ngo; A. SurianoONLINE-XXXX
F11:30am - 2:40pmA. Casas; M. VodaONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202025430BIOL:1MW9:45am - 11:10amD. DervishianONLINE-XXXX
M11:30am - 2:40pmD. DervishianONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202025431BIOL:1MW9:45am - 11:10amD. DervishianONLINE-XXXX
W11:30am - 2:40pmD. DervishianONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202025432BIOL:1MW9:45am - 11:10amA. LopezONLINE-XXXX
M12:00pm - 3:10pmA. LopezONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202025433BIOL:1MW9:45am - 11:10amA. LopezONLINE-XXXX
W12:00pm - 3:10pmA. LopezONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202025436BIOL:1TR9:45am - 11:10amD. DervishianONLINE-XXXX
T11:30am - 2:40pmD. DervishianONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202025437BIOL:1TR9:45am - 11:10amD. DervishianONLINE-XXXX
R11:30am - 2:40pmD. DervishianONLINE-XXXX
T9:45am - 12:55pmV. SharmaONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202025439BIOL:1TR9:45am - 11:10amONLINE-XXXX
R12:00pm - 3:10pmONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202025440BIOL:1MW11:30am - 12:55pmT. RevellONLINE-XXXX
M1:15pm - 4:25pmT. RevellONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202025441BIOL:1MW11:30am - 12:55pmT. RevellONLINE-XXXX
W1:15pm - 4:25pmT. RevellONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202025444BIOL:1TR11:30am - 12:55pmW. HewsonONLINE-XXXX
W1:15pm - 4:25pmW. HewsonONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202025446BIOL:1WF11:30am - 12:55pmONLINE-XXXX
F1:15pm - 4:25pmONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202025447BIOL:1MW1:15pm - 2:40pmT. FlisikONLINE-XXXX
M3:00pm - 6:10pmT. FlisikONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202025448BIOL:1MW1:15pm - 2:40pmT. FlisikONLINE-XXXX
W3:00pm - 6:10pmT. FlisikONLINE-XXXX
M3:00pm - 6:10pmS. Oswald; W. HewsonONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202025451BIOL:1TR1:15pm - 2:40pmT. FlisikONLINE-XXXX
T3:00pm - 6:10pmT. FlisikONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202025452BIOL:1TR1:15pm - 2:40pmT. FlisikONLINE-XXXX
R3:00pm - 6:10pmT. FlisikONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202025453BIOL:1TR1:15pm - 2:40pmJ. BavaONLINE-XXXX
T3:00pm - 6:10pmJ. BavaONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202025454BIOL:1TR1:15pm - 2:40pmR. Banerjee; J. BavaONLINE-XXXX
R3:00pm - 6:10pmR. Banerjee; J. BavaONLINE-XXXX
M5:15pm - 8:25pmS. Oswald; S. JayachandranONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202025459BIOL:1MW3:30pm - 4:55pmONLINE-XXXX
W5:15pm - 8:25pmONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202025460BIOL:1TR3:30pm - 4:55pmR. BanerjeeONLINE-XXXX
T5:15pm - 8:25pmR. BanerjeeONLINE-XXXX
R5:15pm - 8:25pmV. Sharma; A. RegenfussONLINE-XXXX
M5:15pm - 8:25pmS. Rothman; D. MoskovitzONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202025464BIOL:1MW3:30pm - 4:55pmS. JayachandranONLINE-XXXX
W5:15pm - 8:25pmS. JayachandranONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202025465BIOL:1MW5:15pm - 6:40pmJ. KidoONLINE-XXXX
M7:00pm - 10:10pmJ. KidoONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202025466BIOL:1MW5:15pm - 6:40pmJ. KidoONLINE-XXXX
W7:00pm - 10:10pmJ. KidoONLINE-XXXX
T7:00pm - 10:10pmS. Rothman; K. MckinneyONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202025468BIOL:1TR5:15pm - 6:40pmK. MckinneyONLINE-XXXX
R7:00pm - 10:10pmK. MckinneyONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202025469BIOL:1MW5:15pm - 6:40pmT. RevellONLINE-XXXX
M7:00pm - 10:10pmT. RevellONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202025470BIOL:1MW5:15pm - 6:40pmT. RevellONLINE-XXXX
W7:00pm - 10:10pmT. RevellONLINE-XXXX
F8:00am - 11:10amM. VodaONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202025702BIOL:1TR11:30am - 12:55pmA. Lopez; D. Mc CabeONLINE-XXXX

BIOL 2  Plant and Animal Biology

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

(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
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.

BIOL 3  Ecology and Field Biology

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
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.

BIOL 4  Biology for Majors

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

(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
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 202022018BIOL:4TR8:00am - 9:25amD. Churchill; C. FrazierONLINE-XXXX
T9:45am - 11:10amL. Stroud; D. MirmanONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202022021BIOL:4M8:30am - 11:40amC. ShannonONLINE-XXXX
W8:30am - 12:45pmC. ShannonONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202022022BIOL:4M1:30pm - 4:40pmC. ShannonONLINE-XXXX
W1:30pm - 5:45pmC. ShannonONLINE-XXXX
TR8:00am - 9:25amD. ChurchillONLINE-XXXX
T10:00am - 11:10amD. ChurchillONLINE-XXXX

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 202022023BIOL:4HT9:45am - 12:55pmC. ShannonONLINE-XXXX
R8:40am - 12:55pmC. ShannonONLINE-XXXX

BIOL 5  Contemporary Health Issues

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
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 202022025BIOL:5MW9:45am - 11:10amN. Ito Rocha SantanaONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202022026BIOL:5TR11:30am - 12:55pmN. Ito Rocha SantanaONLINE-XXXX

BIOL 6  Humans and the Environment

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
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 202022029BIOL:6M3:00pm - 6:15pmM. CooperONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202022030BIOL:6TR9:45am - 11:10amK. Kakiba-RussellONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202022031BIOL:6TR11:30am - 12:55pmK. Kakiba-RussellONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202022033BIOL:6R1:15pm - 4:25pmK. Kakiba-RussellONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202022034BIOL:6T7:00pm - 10:10pmM. CooperONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202024524BIOL:6M9:45am - 1:00pmM. CooperONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202024525BIOL:6W1:15pm - 4:25pmK. Kakiba-RussellONLINE-XXXX

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 field trip.

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
W9:45am - 11:10amC. Wright; D. MirmanONLINE-XXXX
W11:30am - 12:55pmC. Wright; P. UdayONLINE-XXXX
W1:45pm - 3:10pmE. Meyer; P. UdayONLINE-XXXX

BIOL 13  Human Reproduction, Development and Aging

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
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 202021561BIOL:13TR9:45am - 11:10amE. MeyerONLINE-XXXX

BIOL 15  Human Sexuality

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 68

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

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202021563BIOL:15MW11:30am - 12:55pmN. Ito Rocha SantanaONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202021565BIOL:15MW1:15pm - 2:40pmN. Ito Rocha SantanaONLINE-XXXX

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)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
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 202025413BIOL:17T3:00pm - 6:10pmM. CooperONLINE-XXXX

BIOL 20  Marine Biology

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
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 202022006BIOL:20TR9:45am - 11:10amK. McCullyONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202022007BIOL:20TR1:15pm - 2:40pmK. McCullyONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202025633BIOL:20TR8:00am - 9:25amM. Palacios MejiaONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202025690BIOL:20MW11:30am - 12:55pmL. WhitlowONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202025888BIOL:20W8:45am - 10:15amL. WhitlowONLINE-XXXX

BIOL 21  Marine Biology Laboratory

1 Unit (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
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.

BIOL 25  Conservation Biology

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibiity 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)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
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 202022015BIOL:34WF8:00am - 9:25amA. LopezONLINE-XXXX

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.

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, introduction to common Latin and Greek words to build vocabulary, use of memorization techniques, application of test-taking strategies for exams, especially lab practica, and analysis of test results. These techniques and strategies will be discussed using biological concepts and vocabularies as examples. It is recommended that this class be taken concurrently with another 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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