Majors Biology Sequence

BIOL V03 - INTRODUCTION TO ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY 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 V46; 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
MATH V46; 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.