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 202121277BIOL:1MW8:00am - 9:25amJ. Ngo11-2402
M9:45am - 12:55pmJ. Ngo7-1115
Fall 202121278BIOL:1MW8:00am - 9:25amJ. Ngo11-2402
W9:45am - 12:55pmJ. Ngo7-1115
T9:45am - 12:55pmJ. Kido7-1115
R9:45am - 12:55pmJ. Kido7-1115
Fall 202121289BIOL:1MW9:45am - 11:10amA. Lopez11-2402
M11:30am - 2:40pmA. Lopez7-1111
Fall 202121292BIOL:1MW9:45am - 11:10amA. Lopez11-2402
W11:30am - 2:40pmA. Lopez7-1111
Fall 202121294BIOL:1MW9:45am - 11:10amJ. Paolini; D. Mc Cabe61-2320
M1:15pm - 4:25pmJ. Paolini; D. Mc Cabe7-1115
Fall 202121295BIOL:1MW9:45am - 11:10amJ. Paolini; D. Dervishian61-2320
W1:15pm - 4:25pmJ. Paolini; D. Dervishian7-1115
Fall 202121300BIOL:1TR9:45am - 11:10amM. Palacios Mejia11-2402
T11:30am - 2:40pmM. Palacios Mejia7-1111
Fall 202121305BIOL:1TR9:45am - 11:10amM. Palacios Mejia11-2402
R11:30am - 2:40pmM. Palacios Mejia7-1111
M1:15pm - 4:25pmT. Revell7-1108
W1:15pm - 4:25pmT. Revell7-1108
Fall 202121315BIOL:1TR11:30am - 12:55pmD. Dervishian61-2320
T1:45pm - 4:55pmD. Dervishian7-1108
Fall 202121319BIOL:1TR11:30am - 12:55pmD. Dervishian61-2320
R1:45pm - 4:55pmD. Dervishian7-1108
Fall 202121322BIOL:1WF11:30am - 12:55pmM. Hollenshead61-2320
F8:00am - 11:10amM. Hollenshead7-1111
Fall 202121325BIOL:1WF11:30am - 12:55pmM. Hollenshead61-2320
F1:15pm - 4:25pmM. Hollenshead7-1111
Fall 202121326BIOL:1MW1:15pm - 2:40pmT. Flisik61-2320
M3:30pm - 6:40pmT. Flisik7-1111
Fall 202121328BIOL:1MW1:15pm - 2:40pmT. Flisik61-2320
W3:30pm - 6:40pmT. Flisik7-1111
Fall 202121330BIOL:1TR1:15pm - 2:40pmR. Banerjee61-2320
T3:00pm - 6:10pmR. Banerjee7-1115
Fall 202121333BIOL:1TR1:15pm - 2:40pmR. Banerjee61-2320
R3:00pm - 6:10pmR. Banerjee7-1115
Fall 202121334BIOL:1TR3:30pm - 4:55pmJ. Bava61-2320
T6:15pm - 9:25pmJ. Bava7-1108
Fall 202121335BIOL:1TR3:30pm - 4:55pmJ. Bava61-2320
R6:15pm - 9:25pmJ. Bava7-1108
M7:00pm - 10:10pmT. Revell7-1111
W7:00pm - 10:10pm7-XXXX
Fall 202121338BIOL:1TR5:15pm - 6:40pmC. Wilson; C. Davison61-2320
T7:00pm - 10:10pmC. Wilson; C. Davison7-1111
Fall 202121341BIOL:1F7:00pm - 10:10pmS. Pasala; K. Mckinney7-1104
S9:45am - 12:55pmS. Pasala; K. Mckinney7-1111
Fall 202121346BIOL:1T7:00pm - 10:10pm11-XXXX
R7:00pm - 10:10pm7-XXXX
Fall 202121347BIOL:1MW3:30pm - 4:55pmS. Jayachandran11-2402
M5:15pm - 8:25pmS. Jayachandran7-1115
Fall 202121348BIOL:1MW3:30pm - 4:55pmS. Jayachandran11-2402
W5:15pm - 8:25pmS. Jayachandran7-1115
Fall 202121349BIOL:1TR11:30am - 12:55pmA. Lopez11-2402
T8:00am - 11:10amA. Lopez7-1111
Fall 202121350BIOL:1TR11:30am - 12:55pmA. Lopez11-2402
R8:00am - 11:10amA. Lopez7-1111
Fall 202121353BIOL:1WF8:00am - 9:25am7-XXXX
F9:45am - 12:55pm7-XXXX
Fall 202121354BIOL:1F9:45am - 12:55pmM. Voda7-1108
WF8:00am - 9:25amM. Voda61-2320
Fall 202121355BIOL:1WF8:00am - 9:25amM. Voda61-2320
F1:15pm - 4:25pmM. Voda7-1108
Fall 202121363BIOL:1MW5:15pm - 6:40pmC. Wilson; D. Moskovitz11-2402
M7:00pm - 10:10pmC. Wilson; D. Moskovitz7-1108
Fall 202121499BIOL:1WF3:00pm - 4:25pm61-XXXX
W5:15pm - 8:25pm7-XXXX
Fall 202121502BIOL:1WF3:00pm - 4:25pm61-XXXX
F5:15pm - 8:25pm7-XXXX
Fall 202123566BIOL:1TR5:15pm - 6:40pmC. Wilson; A. Regenfuss61-2320
R7:00pm - 10:10pmC. Wilson; A. Regenfuss7-1115
Fall 202124541BIOL:1TR1:15pm - 2:40pmE. Meyer; K. Lovero11-2402
T3:00pm - 6:10pmE. Meyer; K. Lovero7-1111
Fall 202124543BIOL:1TR1:15pm - 2:40pmE. Meyer; K. Lovero11-2402
R3:00pm - 6:10pmE. Meyer; K. Lovero7-1111

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 202121597BIOL:2MW1:15pm - 2:40pmM. Cooper7-1104
W9:45am - 12:55pmM. Cooper7-1121
Fall 202121598BIOL:2MW1:15pm - 2:40pmM. Cooper7-1104
W3:00pm - 6:10pmM. Cooper7-1121
Fall 202121599BIOL:2TR1:15pm - 2:40pmT. Flisik7-1104
R9:45am - 12:55pmT. Flisik7-1121
Fall 202121601BIOL:2TR1:15pm - 2:40pmT. Flisik7-1104
R3:00pm - 6:10pmT. Flisik7-1121
Fall 202121603BIOL:2TR4:45pm - 6:10pmM. Cooper7-1120
T6:30pm - 9:40pmM. Cooper7-1121
Fall 202121604BIOL:2TR4:45pm - 6:10pmM. Cooper7-1120
T1:15pm - 4:25pmM. 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 202121946BIOL:3W9:45am - 12:55pmC. Shannon11-2312
M9:45am - 12:55pmC. Shannon7-1121
Fall 202121948BIOL:3W1:15pm - 4:25pmC. Shannon11-2312
M1:15pm - 4:25pmC. Shannon7-1121

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 202121950BIOL:4MW1:15pm - 2:40pmC. Frazier; D. Olin7-1209
M8:30am - 12:45pmC. Frazier; D. Olin60-2628
Fall 202121951BIOL:4MW11:30am - 12:55pmJ. Paolini7-1120
M1:30pm - 5:45pmJ. Paolini60-2628
T1:15pm - 2:40pmD. Churchill26D-G290
T1:15pm - 2:40pmD. Churchill26D-G290
T1:15pm - 2:40pmD. Churchill26D-G290
T1:15pm - 2:40pmD. Churchill26D-G290
T8:30am - 12:45pmD. Churchill60-2628
Fall 202121955BIOL:4TR1:15pm - 2:40pmM. Haghighat11-2406
R3:00pm - 7:15pmM. Haghighat60-2628
Fall 202121956BIOL:4R5:15pm - 8:25pmD. Mc Cabe11-2105
T5:15pm - 9:30pmD. Mc Cabe60-2628
Fall 202121957BIOL:4WF8:00am - 9:25amM. Haghighat; E. Meyer7-1120
F9:45am - 2:00pmM. Haghighat; E. Meyer60-2628

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 202121960BIOL:4HT9:45am - 12:55pmC. Shannon7-1120
R8:40am - 12:55pmC. Shannon60-2628

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 202121649BIOL:5MW11:30am - 12:55pmN. Ito Rocha Santana11-2105
Fall 202121651BIOL:5MW1:15pm - 2:40pmN. Ito Rocha Santana11-2105
Fall 202121653BIOL:5TR11:30am - 12:55pmP. Watkins11-2105
Fall 202123616BIOL:5TR3:15pm - 4:50pmP. WatkinsIPOLY-XXXX
TR3:15pm - 4:50pmP. WatkinsIPOLY-XXXX

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 202121657BIOL:6MW9:45am - 11:10amM. Palacios Mejia7-1205
Fall 202121663BIOL:6MW11:30am - 12:55pmM. Palacios Mejia7-1205
Fall 202121666BIOL:6TR9:45am - 11:10amM. Cooper7-1205
Fall 202121667BIOL:6TR1:15pm - 2:40pmC. Davison7-1205
Fall 202121668BIOL:6R7:00pm - 10:15pmC. 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 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
Fall 202121942BIOL:8MW8:00am - 9:25amP. Uday11-2406
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

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202121644BIOL: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.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202121590BIOL:15MW9:45am - 11:10amN. Ito Rocha Santana7-1209
Fall 202121592BIOL:15MW11:30am - 12:55pm7-XXXX
Fall 202121594BIOL:15TR11:30am - 12:55pmN. Ito Rocha Santana7-1209
Fall 202121595BIOL:15T7:00pm - 10:10pmJ. ButlerONLINE-XXXX
T7:00pm - 10:10pmJ. Butler7-1209
T7:00pm - 10:10pmJ. ButlerONLINE-XXXX
T7:00pm - 10:10pmJ. Butler7-1209
T7:00pm - 10:10pmJ. ButlerONLINE-XXXX
T7:00pm - 10:10pmJ. Butler7-1209
T7:00pm - 10:10pmJ. ButlerONLINE-XXXX
T7:00pm - 10:10pmJ. Butler7-1209
T7:00pm - 10:10pmJ. ButlerONLINE-XXXX
T7:30pm - 10:00pmJ. Butler7-1209

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 202121606BIOL:20MW8:00am - 9:25amK. McCully7-1205
Fall 202121608BIOL:20MW1:15pm - 2:40pmD. Churchill7-1205
Fall 202121610BIOL:20TR8:00am - 9:25amL. Whitlow7-1205
Fall 202121611BIOL:20TR1:15pm - 2:40pmL. Whitlow11-2105
Fall 202123565BIOL:20MW3:00pm - 4:25pmK. McCully7-1205

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 202121635BIOL:21T9:45am - 12:55pmL. Whitlow7-1108
Fall 202121637BIOL:21W9:45am - 12:55pmK. McCully7-1108
Fall 202121638BIOL:21R9:45am - 1:00pmD. Churchill7-1108
Fall 202122612BIOL:21M9:45am - 12:55pmJ. Kido7-1108

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 202121645BIOL: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 202121647BIOL:34LTR1:15pm - 2:40pmD. Mirman60-2628

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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