BIOLOGY (BIOL)

BIOL 002  ANIMAL BIOLOGY  
4 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Introduction to the major biological principles by exploration of diversity within the Kingdom Animalia. Satisfies the life sciences requirement for students not majoring in biology. Total of 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
BIOL 003  HUMAN BIOLOGY  
4 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

Introduction to structures, functions, and processes of the human body systems and diseases of those systems from the molecular to whole body levels of organization. This course also includes brief coverage of human development, genetics, evolution and ecology. Specially designed for non-science majors. Total of 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
BIOL 004  BOTANY/PLANT DIVERSITY AND ECOLOGY  
4 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

C-ID: BIOL 155

Prerequisite(s): MATH 131 or placement based on the Math assessment process

Comparative diversity, structure, and function of photosynthetic and fungal taxa. Topics include development, morphology and physiology, taxonomy and systematics. Principles of population and community ecology and ecosystem interactions are emphasized. Total of 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
BIOL 005A  TOPICS IN APPLIED BOTANY/URBAN TREE IDENTIFICATION & BIOLOGY  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Lecture, laboratory and field investigations focusing on topics of current and general interest in applied botany. Total of 9 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory.

BIOL 005B  TOPICS IN APPLIED BOTANY: PLANT BIOLOGY IN DEMONSTRATION GARDENS  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Field investigations in applied botany through the use of demonstration gardens and curricular development. Total of 9 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
BIOL 005C  TOPICS IN APPLIED BIOLOGY - MEDICINAL PLANTS  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Lecture, laboratory and field investigations focusing on topics of current and general interest in applied botany. Total of 9 hours of lecture and 27 hours of laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
BIOL 010A  CELLULAR BIOLOGY, GENETICS AND EVOLUTION  
5 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: BIOL 190; BIOL SEQ 135S (WITH BIOL 010B)

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 001A

Investigation of the principles governing biochemistry, cell biology, metabolism, genetics, and evolution. This is the first course in a sequence for Biology majors. For majors in biological sciences, but open to all qualified students. Total of 54 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
BIOL 010B  THE DIVERSITY OF LIFE ON EARTH: STRUCTURE, FUNCTION AND ECOLOGY  
4 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: BIOL 140; BIOL SEQ 135S (with BIOL 010A)

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 001A and BIOL 010A

Exploration of the evolution and diversity of living organisms, the structure and function governing their form and function, and the ecological principles that guide their interactions. Second in a 3-course series for Biology majors (BIOL 010A, 010B, 010C). Total of 54 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
BIOL 010C  GENETICS  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 010A

Application of transmission genetics, molecular genetics, genomics, DNA technology, and bioinformatics to genetic analysis, problem solving, and current issues in genetics. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
BIOL 010F  BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH METHODS  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): Permission of Division Dean

This course provides training in discipline specific research methods within the biological sciences. It is intended to prepare students for work on independent projects which will be mentored by a faculty member. Students will learn how to develop a project, collect and record data, conduct and analyze experiments, and communicate their findings. Recommended successful completion of any Natural Sciences course 001-099. Total of 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
BIOL 011  GENERAL BIOLOGY  
4 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

Basic concepts of biology, the cell, nutrition, a survey of physiological systems, reproduction, heredity, development, diversity of organisms, evolution, ecology and environmental biology. No credit if taken after BIOL 001A, 002, 003, 004, 005, 010A, 010B, 010C or 011H. For non-biology majors, but open to all qualified students. Total of 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
BIOL 011H  HONORS GENERAL BIOLOGY  
4 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

Enrollment Limitation: Acceptance into the honors program

Basic concepts of biology, the cell, nutrition, a survey of physiological systems, reproduction, heredity, development, diversity of organisms, evolution, ecology, and environmental biology. As an honors course, students will be expected to complete additional assignments to demonstrate stronger analytical skills and critical analysis of articles published in peer-reviewed journals and primary scientific literature.No credit if taken after BIOL 001A, 002, 003, 004, 005, 011, 010A, 010B, or 010C. For non-biology majors, but open to all qualified students. Total of 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
BIOL 014  FIELD BIOLOGY  
4 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, trees and shrubs of Southern California. Identification, ecology methods of observing and recording. Required instructional trips. Total of 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
BIOL 016  MARINE BIOLOGY  
4 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Comparative survey of marine organisms and the ecosystems in which they live. Study of oceanography as a basis for exploring marine biodiversity. Biological concepts and human impact on marine ecosystems. Total of 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
BIOL 020  INDEPENDENT STUDY  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Recommended Preparation: Enrollment in or completion of any college level (1-99) course in the Natural Sciences
Enrollment Limitation: Permission of the Dean

Independent, faculty-guided student inquiry, project, research, laboratory experiment and/or field investigation. Total of 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
BIOL 025  FIELD STUDIES  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Collection and use of field data to investigate ecological relationships. Required field trips. Total of 54 hours by arrangement. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Assigned" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
BIOL 026  BIOLOGY FIELD STUDIES  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Full implementation of the scientific method to investigate ecological relationships in nature. Required instructional trips. Total of 18 hours lecture and 54 hours by arrangement. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Assigned" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
BIOL 028  INTRODUCTION TO BIOINFORMATICS  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 011 or BIOL 011H

Structure and function of nucleic acids and proteins including molecular modeling, sequence alignment, and database management. Use of computer programs to perform customized analyses of data. Design and manage biological databases using relational and other types of database applications. Data acquisition and analysis using spreadsheet applications. Recommended basic computer skills. Total of 36 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
BIOL 030  FIELD BOTANY  
4 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Collection, identification and classification of native California flowering plants. Field identification of trees, shrubs and wildflowers common in California plant communities. Required instructional trips. Total of 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
BIOL 038  CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY  
4 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 001A and BIOL 102C and one of the following: BIOL 011 or MICR 002

Basic principles of cell and molecular biology presented using mouse embryonic fibroblasts and mouse embryonic stem cells as model biological systems. Includes types, biochemical regulation, structure, and specialized functions of stem cells. Cell culture and manipulation techniques used to perform directed-differentiation of mouse embryonic stem cells to study the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms guiding various in vivo differentiation and developmental processes. Representative methods used in biomedical and academic laboratories performing research in the field of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. Total of 54 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
BIOL 039  MODERN HUMAN GENETICS  
4 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Exploration of the theoretical and practical applications of human heredity, genetics and biotechnology. Introduction to cellular and molecular biology, Mendelian and molecular genetics, evolution, human genetics, applications of genetic engineering including biotechnology, forensics and molecular medicine. Total of 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
BIOL 071A  EXPLORING TOPICS IN BIOLOGY  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Exploratory course: Specific topic identified in Schedule of Classes. Lecture focusing on topics of current and general interest. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
BIOL 071B  EXPLORING TOPICS IN BIOLOGY  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU credit limitations.

Exploratory course: Specific topic identified in Schedule of Classes. Lecture focusing on topics of current and general interest. Total of 18 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
BIOL 071C  EXPLORING TOPICS IN BIOLOGY  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU credit limitations.

Exploratory course: Specific topic identified in Schedule of Classes. Lecture focusing on topics of current and general interest. Total of 18 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
BIOL 102A  BIOLOGICAL TECHNOLOGY - BASIC TECHNIQUES  
3 unit  
Prerequisite(s): BIOL 110

Introduction to the fundamental skills and competencies necessary for working in a biotechnology laboratory. Basic skills include use and maintenance of standard laboratory equipment, solution and reagent preparation, sterile technique, quality control protocols, basic cloning procedures, production of an industry standard notebook, and laboratory safety. Course is taught in a laboratory setting allowing students to develop workplace competencies. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
BIOL 102B  BIOLOGICAL TECHNOLOGY - ADVANCED TECHNIQUES  
3 unit  
Prerequisite(s): BIOL 102A

Advanced skills in applied biological technology with a focus on DNA and protein applications. Skills include: use and maintenance of standard laboratory equipment and scientific instruments; methods to purify, quantify, and analyze DNA and/or proteins including column chromatography, immunological assays (ELISA and Western blot analysis), PCR, and electrophoretic techniques; and the production of an industry standard laboratory notebook. DNA and protein sequence analysis performed using bioinformatics tools. Course is taught in a laboratory setting allowing students to develop workplace competencies. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
BIOL 102C  BIOLOGICAL TECHNOLOGY - CELL CULTURE TECHNIQUES  
3 unit  
Prerequisite(s): BIOL 102A

Advanced skills in applied biological technology with a focus on basic mammalian cell culture techniques and specialized applications. Skills include: use and maintenance of standard cell culture laboratory equipment; aseptic techniques for cell culture; methods for the growth, propagation, and maintenance of cultured mammalian cells; cell quantitation; cell imaging; introduction of DNA into cultured mammalian cells; cell culture laboratory safety requirements; and the production of an industry standard laboratory notebook Course is taught in a cell culture laboratory setting to allow students to develop workplace competencies. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
BIOL 102D  BIOLOGICAL TECHNOLOGY - LABORATORY INTERNSHIP  
3 unit  
Prerequisite(s): BIOL 102B or BIOL 102C
Enrollment Limitation: Instructor approval

Advanced skills in applied biological technology with a focus on practical applications in a working biotechnology laboratory. Internship in the biotechnology industry or in an academic research laboratory. Total of 180 hours unpaid or 225 hours of paid laboratory practical experience.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
BIOL 104A  APPLICATIONS OF FLUORESCENCE MICROSCOPY  
2 unit  
Prerequisite(s): BIOL 102C

Introduction to the fundamental principles of fluorescence microscopy. Exploration of specialized methods and practical biological applications of fluorescence detection and imaging using microscopy techniques currently being performed in research laboratories. Total of 18 hours lecture and 54 hours of laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
BIOL 104B  MICROBIOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS USED IN BIOTECHNOLOGY  
4 unit  
Prerequisite(s): BIOL 102B and BIOL 102C

Overview of the development of the field of molecular biotechnology. Instruction on how utilization of microorganisms and their biological products led to the advent of recombinant DNA technology, molecular cloning, and genetic engineering. Demonstration of various applied molecular microbiological techniques routinely performed in biotechnology laboratories. Total of 54 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
BIOL 104C  RESEARCH METHODOLOGY  
3 unit  
Prerequisite(s): BIOL 102B and BIOL 038

Capstone course integrates the use of a variety of research methodologies taught in existing biotechnology core courses to illustrate the interdisciplinary nature of scientific research. Coursework includes participation in hypothesis-driven research projects focused on the use of various gene regulatory mechanisms, including RNA interference and genome editing, to study the biology and function of mouse embryonic stem cells. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
BIOL 104D  COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH EXPERIENCE  
3 unit  
Prerequisite(s): BIOL 102B and 038
Enrollment Limitation: Permission of the instructor

Opportunity to participate in scientific research projects in collaboration with a local research institute. Practical experience provided with basic research methodologies and strategies used in academic research, specifically in the field of stem cell biology. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
BIOL 110  INTRODUCTION TO BIOTECHNOLOGY  
3 unit  

Research in the biotechnology industry and in academic research laboratories. Includes lectures on fundamentals of biotechnology combined with laboratory experiences to demonstrate research techniques, allowing an opportunity to explore various career pathways in the field of modern biotechnology. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
BIOL 171A  EXPLORING TOPICS IN BIOLOGY  
3 unit  

Exploratory course: Specific topic identified in Schedule of Classes. Lecture focusing on topics of current and general interest. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
BIOL 171B  EXPLORING TOPICS IN BIOLOGY  
1 unit  

Exploratory course: Specific topic identified in Schedule of Classes. Lecture focusing on topics of current and general interest. Total of 18 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
BIOL 171C  EXPLORING TOPICS IN BIOLOGY  
1 unit  

Exploratory course: Specific topic identified in Schedule of Classes. Lecture focusing on topics of current and general interest. Total of 18 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass