Biology

BIOL V01 - PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY - 3 Units
Hours: 3 lecture weekly
The course provides an introduction to the basic principles of biology and covers the biochemistry, physiology, morphology, behavior, genetics, evolution, taxonomy, and ecology of living things. The companion laboratory course provides hands-on activities to illustrate these principles. Field trips may be required. Formerly Biol 1. Transfer credit: CSU; UC; credit limitations - see counselor.

BIOL V01L - PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY LABORATORY - 1 Unit
Prerequisite: BIOL V01 or concurrent enrollment Hours: 3 laboratory weekly
The course provides a hands-on introduction to the basic principles of biology and covers the biochemistry, physiology, morphology, behavior, genetics, evolution, taxonomy, and ecology of living things.
Field trips may be required. Transfer credit: CSU; UC; credit limitations - see counselor.

BIOL V03 - INTRODUCTION TO ORGANISMAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY - 5 Units
Prerequisite: CHEM V01A-V01AL or CHEM V20-V20L or 1 year of high school chemistry with grades of C or better; and MATH V03 or MATH V03A-V03E or 1 year of high school intermediate algebra (Algebra II) with grade of C or better.
Recommended preparation: ANPH V01 or BIOL V01-V01L or BIOL V29-V29L or MICR V01 or 1 year of high school biology with grades of C or better; CHEM V01B-V01BL; MATH V21A or V46A; and MATH V44
Hours: 3 lecture, 6 laboratory weekly
This course is an introduction to organismal diversity, structure and function. Groups to be studied and discussed include: bacteria, archaea, protists, fungi, plants and animals. The latter two groups will be studied in more detail, concentrating on structure and
physiology. The overall emphasis of the course will be on the evolutionary and ecological relationships between organisms. The laboratory will develop skills of analysis and observation as they relate to the preceding topics.
Field trips will be required. Formerly BIOL V20B. Transfer credit: CSU; UC.  

BIOL V04 - INTRODUCTION TO CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY - 5 Units
Prerequisite: CHEM V01A-V01AL with grades of C or better
Recommended preparation: BIOL V03; CHEM V01B-V01BL; MATH
V21A or V46A; and MATH V44 Hours: 3 lecture, 6 laboratory weekly.
This course will cover principles and applications of the structure
and function of biological molecules, prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell structure and function, homeostasis, cell reproduction and its controls, molecular biology, molecular genetics, transmission genetics, cell metabolism including photosynthesis, respiration and viruses. The philosophy of science, scientific methods and experimental design are foundational to the course. The laboratory will develop skills of analysis and observation as they relate to the preceding topics. Field trips may be required. Formerly BIOL V20A. Transfer credit: CSU; UC.  

BIOL V10 - INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES - 3 Units  
Hours: 3 lecture weekly  
This course is an examination and analysis of the biological sciences within the context of the interrelationship between human populations and their natural surroundings. The characteristics of natural systems are described and the effects and impacts of human activities on these systems are considered. The course introduces
the principles of scientific inquiry and experimental methodology in the study of ecological concepts and environmental issues. Alternatives and approaches to deal with environmental problems are considered and evaluated. Field trips may be required. Formerly Biol 10. Same as ESRM V01. Transfer credit: CSU; UC; credit limitations - see counselor.  

BIOL V12 - PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN BIOLOGY - 3 Units 
Recommended preparation: high school biology and high school chemistry
Hours: 3 lecture weekly  
This is an introductory course in the principles of biology, with special emphasis on the structure and function of the human being. It provides a study of body systems and their relationship to health
or disease, as well as a discussion of the roles and effects of human beings in the biological world.  
Field trips may be required. Formerly Biol 12. Transfer credit: CSU; UC; credit limitations - see counselor.  

BIOL V14 - FIELD BIOLOGY - 4 Units  
Hours: 3 lecture, 3 laboratory weekly  
This course is designed to introduce students to the study of biology in a field setting. Emphasis will be placed on the adaptation of organisms to their particular environment. Topics will include evolution, niche, population dynamics, community, ecosystems, energy flow, and terrestrial biomes. Field trips will stress identification and classification of common plants and animals. Field trips will be required. Formerly Biol 14. Transfer credit: CSU.  

BIOL V18 - HUMAN HEREDITY - 3 Units 
Recommended preparation: BIOL V01-V01L or BIOL V04
Hours: 3 lecture weekly 
This course is an introduction to the basic principles of modern genetics and evolutionary theory with specific reference to the human being. Through the study of the mechanisms of human inheritance, the origin and nature of human differences will be examined. Social, political and psychological ramifications of the biological laws governing heredity and organic evolution will be emphasized. Field trips may be required. Formerly Biol 18. Transfer credit: CSU; UC.

BIOL V23 - PLANT BIOLOGY - 4 Units  
Hours: 3 lecture, 3 laboratory weekly 
This course is a study of the practical aspects of plant growth, environmental relationships, physiology, structures, function, reproduction, and evolution. Basic concepts of biology will be illustrated utilizing the identification and study of important economic crops. Independent study projects and field laboratories are required. Field trips will be required. Same as AG V03. Transfer credit: CSU; UC; credit limitations - see counselor. 

BIOL V29 - MARINE BIOLOGY - 3 Units  
Hours: 3 lecture weekly  
This course is an introduction to marine biology, with emphasis on the physiology, morphology, taxonomy, ecology, evolution, and natural history of marine organisms. The conservation of the marine environment will also be covered. Field trips may be required. Formerly Biol 29. Transfer credit: CSU; UC.  

BIOL V29L - MARINE BIOLOGY LABORATORY - 1 Unit  
Prerequisite: BIOL V29 or concurrent enrollment 
Hours: 3 laboratory weekly  
This course is a laboratory and field study of marine organisms and environments. Students will examine biological principles utilizing the scientific method. Field trips will be required. Formerly Biol 29L. Transfer credit: CSU; UC.    

BIOL V40 - BIOLOGY OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES - 3 Units  
Recommended preparation: ANPH V01 or PHSO V01 or high school equivalent or concurrent enrollment  
Hours: 3 lecture weekly  
This course provides an in-depth examination of the nature, causes, and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, stressing a comparison between normal cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology. This course also offers the participation of the health care community (based on availability). CEUs may be awarded to qualified professionals.  Field trips may be required. Transfer credit: CSU.  

BIOL V41 - BIOLOGY OF CANCER - 3 Units  
Recommended preparation: ANPH V01 or PHSO V01 or high school equivalent or concurrent enrollment  
Hours: 3 lecture weekly 
The course is an in-depth examination of the nature, causes, and treatment of cancer, stressing a comparison between normal cellular physiology and cancer pathophysiology, as well as the clinical and psychosocial aspects of cancer. The course will examine the molecular, cellular and immunological mechanisms of cancer as well as the etiology and physiology of a variety of specific cancers. This is a seminar course, with participation of the health care community (based on availability). CEUs may be awarded to qualified professionals. Field trips may be required. Transfer credit: CSU; UC.  

BIOL V42 - CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN CELL BIOLOGY - 3 Units  
Hours: 3 lecture weekly  
This course examines contemporary issues in biology and biotechnology, with an emphasis on cell biology. Students will be introduced to the fundamental characteristics of cells, including structures and functions, developmental biology, cellular reproduction and differentiation as well as molecular biology, protein biochemistry and genetic engineering. Focus will be on regenerative medicine including: basic concepts of stem cell biology, ethical concerns surrounding stem and cell biology technology both from individual and social points of view. Legal and regulatory aspects of stem and cell biology and an overview of the potential contributions of stem cells to society and medicine will be presented. The impact on society of recent discoveries and advances in cell biology will be discussed. Field trips may be required. Same as BIOT V42. Transfer credit: CSU; credit limitations - see counselor.  

BIOL V88 - BIOLOGY WORKSHOPS - .5-10 Units  
Prerequisite: varies with topic  
Hours: lecture and/or laboratory as required by unit formula.
Designed to meet specific needs of the college and community as required and/or requested by persons whose needs in this area are not met by present course offerings.   Fees may be required. Field trips may be required. Courses with same title may not be repeated; may be taken for a maximum of 4 times.  

BIOL V89 - WORKSHOPS IN BIOLOGY - .5-10 Units  
Prerequisite: varies with topic  
Hours: lecture and/or laboratory as required by unit formula 
Designed to meet specific needs of the college and community as required and/or requested by persons whose needs in this area are not met by present course offerings.   Fees may be required. Field trips may be required. Courses with same title may not be repeated; may be taken for a maximum of 4 times. Formerly Biol 89. Transfer credit: CSU; for UC, determined after admission.  

BIOL V90 - DIRECTED STUDIES IN BIOLOGY - 1-6 Units  
Prerequisite: varies with topic  
Hours: lecture and/or laboratory as required by unit formula  
This course offers specialized study opportunities to students who wish to pursue projects not included in the regular curriculum. Students are accepted only by a written project proposal approved by the discipline prior to enrollment.   Field trips may be required. May be taken for a maximum of 4 times not to exceed 6 units. Formerly Biol 90. Transfer credit: CSU; for UC, determined after admission.

BIOL V95 - BIOLOGY INTERNSHIP I - 1-4 Units
Corequisite: enrolled in a minimum of 7 units to include internship; Recommended preparation: completion of or concurrent enrollment in one course in the discipline
Hours: 60 per unit
This course offers students who are volunteers (unpaid) an opportunity to obtain work experience related to their field of study. Students are accepted as a result of consultation with a designated faculty member in the discipline and the acceptance of an approved work proposal.
Field trips will be required. May be taken for a maximum of 4 times not to exceed 16 units total in combination with any other work experience/internship courses. Offered on a pass/no pass basis only. Transfer credit: for CSU, credit limitations - see counselor; for UC, determined after admission.

BIOL V96 - BIOLOGY INTERNSHIP II - 1-4 Units
Corequisite: enrolled in a minimum of 7 units to include internship
Recommended preparation: completion of or concurrent enrollment in one course in the discipline
Hours: 75 per unit
This course offers students who are employed in the field an opportunity to expand their work experience related to their field of study. Students are accepted as a result of consultation with a designated faculty member in the discipline and the acceptance of an approved work proposal. Field trips will be required. May be taken for a maximum of 4 times not to exceed 16 units total in combination with any other work experience/internship courses. Offered on a pass/no pass basis only. Transfer credit: for CSU, credit limitations - see counselor; for UC, determined after admission.