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BIO 1 General Biology

Units: 4     Hours: 3 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Prerequisite: Biological Science 10 with a grade of 'C' or better and Mathematics 233 with a grade of 'C' or better.

Advisory: Chemistry 30A; eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: B2, B3; IGETC: 5B; GAV-GE: B2, B3; CAN: BIOL 2, BIOL SEQ. A

A general biology course with an emphasis on the structure and function of cells, cell respiration, photosynthesis, cell cycle, Mendelian and non-classical genetics, evolution and diversity of life. The course is required for students majoring in biology and/or its subcategories (e.g., plant or animal sciences).


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BIO 4 General Zoology

Units: 4     Hours: 3 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Prerequisite: Mathematics 233 with a grade of 'C' or better.

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: B2, B3; IGETC: 5B; GAV-GE: B2, B3; CAN: BIOL 4, BIOL SEQ. A

The classification, ecology, evolution and systems analysis of biological functions in major taxonomic groups of animals from Protists through to Chordata.


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BIO 5 General Botany

Units: 4     Hours: 3 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Prerequisite: Mathematics 233 with a grade of 'C' or better.

Advisory: Biological Science 10, eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: B2, B3; IGETC: 5B; GAV-GE: B2, B3; CAN: BIOL 6, BIOL SEQ. A

This course is designed for students majoring in botany and/or its related disciplines. The course includes the study of the ecology, evolution, anatomy, physiology and systematics of plants as well as the use of plants in biotechnology and agriculture.


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BIO 7 Human Anatomy

Units: 4     Hours: 2 Lecture, 6 Laboratory

Prerequisite: Biological Science 10 or 15 with a grade of credit or C or better.

Advisory: Eligible for English 250, English 260 and Mathematics 205.

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: B2, B3; IGETC: 5B; GAV-GE: B2, B3; CAN: BIOL 10, BIOL SEQ. B

A functional approach to the gross and microscopic structure of the major systems of the human body. Includes dissection in lab. A cadaver is observed in this course.


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BIO 8 General Microbiology

Units: 5     Hours: 4 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Prerequisite: Biological Science 10 or 15 with a grade of credit or C or better.

Advisory: Chemistry 30A; eligible for English 250, English 260 and Mathematics 205.

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: B2, B3; IGETC: 5B; GAV-GE: B2, B3; CAN: BIOL 14

An introduction to microbiology with an emphasis on bacteriology. Includes the study of morphology, physiology and classification of microorganisms, a survey of infectious disease, immunology and techniques for culture and control of microorganisms. This course is also listed as Allied Health 8.


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BIO 9 Human Physiology

Units: 5     Hours: 4 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Prerequisite: Biological Science 7 or 15 with a grade of credit or C or better.

Advisory: Chemistry 30A; eligible for English 250, English 260 and Mathematics 205.

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: B2, B3; IGETC: 5B; GAV-GE: B2, B3; CAN: BIOL 12, BIOL SEQ. B

A study of the functions of the major organs and organ systems of the human body, emphasizing control at the cellular level, integration of systems and homeostasis of the human body. This course is also listed as Allied Health 9.


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BIO 10 Principles of Biology

Units: 4     Hours: 3 Lecture, 2 Laboratory

Advisory: Eligible for English 250, English 260 and Mathematics 205.

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: B2, B3; IGETC: 5B; GAV-GE: B2, B3

An introductory biology course covering functions at the cellular and organismal levels. Includes study of the basic principles of metabolism, heredity, evolution and ecology. Primarily for non-biological science majors.


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BIO 11 Nutrition

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Prerequisite: Eligible for English 250 and English 260

Advisory: Chemistry 30A and Mathematics 205

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: E2; GAV-GE: E2; CAN: FCS 2

This course is designed to meet the needs of the Allied Health student and the general education student alike. The major aim of this course is to help the student acquire relevant information about nutrition which they can use professionally and/or personally. The course will cover the practical aspects of normal nutrition, ways to promote sound eating habits throughout the life cycle, and physiological contribution nutrients make to body structure and function. This course is also listed as Allied Health 11.


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BIO 13 Marine Biology

Units: 4     Hours: 3 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: B2, B3; IGETC: 5B; GAV-GE: B2, B3

An overview of the ocean as an ecosystem. This course will include segments on the ocean as a physical environment; marine ecology; marine habitats, plant and animal taxonomy. There will be an emphasis of evolutionary adaptations which organisms have for their habitat.


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BIO 15 Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology

Units: 5     Hours: 4 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Advisory: Biological Science 10, Eligible for English 250, English 260 and Mathematics 205.

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: B2, B3; IGETC: 5B; GAV-GE: B2, B3

An introductory study of the structure and function of the human body. Includes study at the cellular and organ system levels, emphasizing integration of systems. Note that a cadaver will be observed in this course. This course is also listed as Allied Health 15.


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BIO 20 Field Biology

Units: 4     Hours: 3 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU; GAV-GE: B2

An introductory course based on biological principles but emphasizing the ecology, evolution, behavior (where appropriate), structure and function of major groups of organisms including, but not restricted to, invertebrates and vertebrates, fungi and plants. Field trips are required.


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BIO 21 Field Ecology

Units: 1-4     Hours: 4 Lecture

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and Math 205.

Transferable: CSU

Introduces concepts in ecology, plant and animal identification, and habitat assessment in a field setting. Students should be prepared for primitive camping and long hours of intensive learning.


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BIO 30 Remote Sensing of Earth's Resources

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: English 1A, Mathematics 205, Computer proficiency recommended.

Transferable: CSU

An overview of the acquisition and utilization of remote sensing data. The course will cover basic physics of optics; basics of film and photography; remote sensing platforms; types of equipment and analysis of data. Emphasis will be on aerial and satellite image acquisition and interpretation. This course is also listed as Geography 30.