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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

BIO1. Fundamental Biological Concepts (5)
Prerequisites: MAT 123 Intermediate Algebra; CHM 22, 60, 1A.
Lec 3 Hrs; Lab 6 Hrs
Offered: Fall and Spring
An introduction to the study of the structure and function of living systems with an emphasis on the molecular and cellular levels of organization and the roles of DNA, genetics and evolution as unifying concepts of biology. Recommended for biology, premed, pre-dental and pre-veterinary majors.
[CSU; UC; CAN BIOL 2, CAN BIOL SEQ A with BIOL 1, 2, 3]

BIO2. General Zoology (5)
Prerequisite: MAT 123 Intermediate Algebra.
Advisory: A college-level biology course.
Lec 3 Hrs; Lab 6 Hrs
Offered: Variable
An introduction to the study of the Animal Kingdom with an emphasis on the morphology, physiology, evolution and ecology of animals. Includes extensive laboratory observation, dissection and experimentation. Recommended for biology, pre-med, pre-dental and pre-veterinary majors.
[CSU; UC; CAN BIOL 4, CAN BIOL SEQ A with BIOL 1, 2, 3]

BIO3. General Botany (5)
Prerequisite: MAT 123 Intermediate Algebra.
Advisory: A college-level biology course.
Lec 3 Hrs; Lab 6 Hrs
Offered: Spring
An introduction to the principles of plant biology with emphasis on their structure, function, reproduction, genetics, phylogenetics, systematics, and ecology. Required for biology majors.
[CSU; UC; CAN BIOL 6, CAN BIOL SEQ A with BIOL 1, 2, 3]

BIO5. Human Anatomy (4)
Advisory: A college-level biology course.
Lec 3 Hrs; Lab 3 Hrs
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
A survey of the structure of the human body including the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, digestive, nervous, lymphatic, cardiovascular, endocrine, respiratory, urinary, and reproductive systems. The course is designed to appeal primarily to physical education and nursing majors but may be profitably taken by any student.
[CSU; UC; CAN BIO 10, CAN BIO SEQ B with BIOL 5, 6, & 6L]

BIO6. Introductory Physiology (3)
Prerequisites: Biology 5 Human Anatomy and Chemistry 22 (or high school chemistry) or Chemistry 1A.
Lec 3 Hrs
Offered: Fall, Spring
An introduction to the study of the structure and function of human systems with an emphasis on the relationship of cellular and tissue structure and function as they relate to the concept of homeostasis. Recommended for health-related certificate programs, physical education, biology, pre-med, pre-dental and pre-veterinary majors.
[CSU; UC; CAN BIOL 12, CAN BIO SEQ B with BIOL 5, 6, & 6L]

BIO6L. Physiology Laboratory (2)
Corequisite: Biology 6 Introductory Physiology (may be taken concurrently).
Lab 6 Hrs
Offered: Fall, Spring
An introduction to the laboratory study of the structure and function of human systems with an emphasis on the collection and analysis of chemical and physical data which relate to the concept of homeostasis in the human body. Recommended for health-related certificate programs, physical education, biology, premed, pre-dental and pre-veterinary majors.
[CSU; UC; CAN BIO 12, CAN BIOL SEQ B with BIO 5 & 6 & 6L]

BIO7. General Microbiology (5)
Prerequisite: Chemistry 1A.
Lec 3 Hrs; Lab 6 Hrs
Offered: Fall, Spring
A general introduction to the study of the structure, physiology and ecology of viruses, bacteria, algae, protozoa and fungi with the major emphasis on the study of bacteria. This course is designed for transfer credit for students majoring in the biological sciences, medicine, veterinary medicine, optometry, nursing, public health, etc. Additionally, completion of a college general biology recommended.
[CSU; UC; CAN BIOL 14]

BIO10. General Biology (4)
Lec 3 Hrs; Lab 3 Hrs
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
An introduction to the facts and principles of general biology with emphasis on the diversity, morphology, heredity, evolution, and ecology of living organisms.
[CSU; UC]

BIO11. Introductory Human Anatomy and Physiology (4)
Lec 3 Hrs; Lab 3 Hrs
Semesters Offered: Variable
An introduction to the biology of the human being. The structure and function of the organ systems of the human body, and their contributions to homeostasis will be emphasized in lecture and laboratory.
[CSU; UC]

BIO12. Introduction to Genetics (3)
Lec 3 Hrs
Semesters Offered: Variable
An introduction to the fundamental principles of genetics and heredity. Students will investigate the transmission of traits from one generation to the next, the molecular structure of genes and gene products, the regulation of gene expression, and factors affecting gene frequencies in populations. Students will also analyze the social, legal and ethical implications of advances in genetic technology as applied to medicine and biotechnology. The course is designed for all students interested in the science and application of genetics.
[CSU; UC]

BIO13. Introduction to Forensic DNA Analysis (3)
Lec 3 Hrs
Semesters Offered: Variable
An introduction to forensic DNA analysis with emphasis on biology and case studies. Students will develop an appreciation for forensic DNA methodologies and an understanding of their limitations in solving crimes. Designed for all students interested in learning the basic principles of molecular human identification.
[CSU]

BIO20. Field Biology/Natural Science (4)
Lec 3 Hrs; Lab 3 Hrs
Semesters Offered: Variable
An introduction to the natural history of bacteria, fungi, protists, plants, and animals. Identification, classification, life histories, and ecological relationships will be investigated. Recommended for students interested in outdoor biological studies.
[CSU]

BIO27. Principles of Microbiology (4)
Prerequisite: Chemistry 22 or Chemistry 60.
Lec 2 Hrs; Lab 6 Hrs
Offered: Fall, Spring
The course will cover the principle concepts of microbiology. Viruses, bacteria, algae, protozoa and fungi are studied with major emphasis on bacteria. Aspects of microbiology important in health, sanitation, food processing and industry are covered. Laboratory procedures include pure culture methods, development of sterile techniques and techniques to identify microorganisms. Some emphasis is placed on medical and health applications of laboratory skills. Completion of high school biology recommended.
[CSU; UC]

BIO30. Marine Biology (4)
Lec 3 Hrs; Lab 3 Hrs
Semesters Offered: Variable
An introduction to the study of marine life. Emphasis on the fundamentals of biology, algae, invertebrates, vertebrates, and ecology. Recommended for non-science majors who desire a general knowledge and appreciation of life in the sea.
[CSU; UC]

BIO39. Introduction to Animal Learning & Language (4)
Lec 3 Hrs; Lab 3 Hrs
Semesters Offered: Variable
Students will learn, document, and put into practice concepts in the scientific method, using critical thinking in the fields of ethology, learning, behavior, and language applied to dogs, horses, and primates. Students will gain practical experience from 1) in-class activities using interactive computer simulations of animal behavior conditioning, 2) live animal demonstrations, and 3) field trips to animal training and care facilities.

BIO42. Human Biology (3)
Lec 3 Hrs
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Introduction to human biology, including biochemistry, cytology, histology, organ systems, and genetics. Behaviors related to health and diseases are presented, as well as advances in biotechnology and the impact of humans on the environment. Will benefit non-majors as well as students interested in health careers.
[CSU; UC]

BIO45. Special Projects (1-3)
Semesters Offered: Variable
Designed for biology students who are interested in investigating topics beyond the scope of an existing biology course. Students will gain hands-on experience in specialized biological research. This course may be taken three times with different or advanced content for a maximum of nine units.

BIO47. Ecology (4)
Lec 3 Hrs; Lab 3 Hrs
Semesters Offered: Variable
Introduction to the relationships between organisms and their environments. Emphasis on habitats, organismal biology, energy flow, nutrient cycles, natural populations, communities, and human interactions with natural ecosystems. Field trips required. Recommended for science and non-science majors who desire a general knowledge and appreciation of ecosystems.
[CSU; UC]

BIO48. Environmental Science (3)
Lec 3 Hrs
Semesters Offered: Variable
Introduction to environmental science with special emphasis on the impact of humans on ecosystems. Course topics include the living and non-living components of natural ecosystems, the different characteristics of human population growth in developed and developing nations, energy resources and their use, and the impact of human beings on air, water, land use, and resources.
[CSU; UC]

Suggestions or comments address to jhughey@hartnell.edu