Courses Taught in the Department of Biological Sciences
Division of Mathematics, Science and Engineering

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BIO 3A 5/3/6

GENERAL BIOLOGY I

Prerequisite: CHEM 1A

Presents the principles of life and life processes with an emphasis on cellular chemistry, cellular structure, cellular energetics, evolution, molecular biology, genetics, and ecology of living organisms. Field trips may be required to fulfill the objectives of the course.

 

BIO 3B 5/3/6

GENERAL BIOLOGY II

Prerequisite: BIO 3A

Builds upon BIO 3A with emphasis on the origins of life, plant and animal structure and physiology, evolutionary relationships of taxonomic groups, and ecology. Fieldtrips will be required to fulfill the objectives of the course.

 

 

 

BIO 3C 5/3/6

 

BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

 

Prerequisite: CHEM 12A and BIO 3A

 

An introduction to biochemistry and molecular biology. Included are discussions of biological macromolecules, energy production, metabolic pathways and regulation, genetic code and genomics, DNA replication, transcription and RNA processing, translation, and gene regulation. Laboratory activities will include use of visible and UV spectroscopy, chromatography, cell fractionation and ultracentrifugation, protein purification, electrophoresis, and recombinant DNA methods. This course is designed for biology majors and health pre-professionals. Field trips may be required to fulfill the objectives of the course.

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BIO 11 4/2/6

HUMAN ANATOMY

Prerequisite: BIO 20 or one year of high school biology with a grade of C or better

A basic course in the structure of the human body using all systems approach. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between structure and function. Laboratory emphasis on use of the light microscope, histology, and gross anatomy, including cat dissection. Designed for biology majors and health pre-professionals.

 

 

BIO 12 4/3/3

 

HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY

 

Prerequisite: CHEM 108 or one year of high school chemistry with a grade of C or better and BIO 11

 

A course in human physiology that will center on the functioning and integration of the major organ systems. Emphasis will be placed on the cardiovascular, excretory, respiratory, digestive, and nervous systems and their interactions. Extensive use of physiographs will be included in the laboratory sessions. Field trips maybe required to fulfill the objectives of this course. It is designed for biology majors and health pre-professionals.

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BIO 15 5/3/6

GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY

Prerequisite: BIO 20 or one year of high school biology with a grade of C or better

Recommended Preparation: CHEM108

An examination of the fundamental biological concepts as they apply to viruses, bacteria, fungi, and protozoa. Emphasis is placed on the prokaryotic cell. Theoretical as well as practical applications are discussed in such topics as bacterial morphology, metabolism, genetics, chemotherapy, and antibiotics. Also included are resistance and immunity, health, and disease. Includes laboratory techniques and methods.

 

 

 

BIO 19 4/3/3

 

MARINE BIOLOGY

 

Recommended Preparation: College level biology course (BIO 20)

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Study of the description, distribution, and natural history of marine organisms. Marine life of Southern California will be studied with an emphasis on ecology and adaptations. Field trips may be required to fulfill the objectives of this course. Also listed as ENV 19. Credit given in either area, not both.

 

BIO 20 4/3/3

INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY

Integrated study of the basic principles of biology, with emphasis on the principles of structure and function, genetics, development, evolution, and ecology. Discussion of the philosophy, concepts and implications of modern biology will be included. Field trips will supplement laboratory work.

 

BIO 22 3/3/0

HUMAN GENETICS

Prerequisite: BIO 20

Focuses on the processes of DNA replication, DNA recombination, gene expression, and mutation in diploid organisms. Includes a survey of human genetics and genetic disorders. Field trips maybe required to fulfill the objectives of this course.

 

 

 

BIO 30 3/3/0

HUMAN BIOLOGY

Recommended Preparation: BIO 20

A general introduction to human structure, functions, genetics, evolution, and ecology. The human organism is examined from the basic cellular level and genetics, through organ systems, to interaction with the outside world. Pertinent health topics such as nutrition, exercise and modern medical advances are also discussed.

 

BIO 31 3/3/0

 

BIOLOGY OF PLANTS

Recommended Preparation: BIO 20

Introduction to the structure, function, development, heredity, physiology, evolution, and ecology of vascular plants and bryophytes. Historical and modern uses of plants will be discussed with particular emphasis on pharmaceutical and agricultural applications. Laboratory exercises include greenhouse and field trip activities.

 

BIO 40 3/3/0

EVOLUTION

An introduction to the theory of evolution. Emphasis will be placed on both the theory of evolution and the evidences of evolution. A non-majors course for students with little background in the sciences. Field trips may be required to fulfill the objectives of this course.

 

 

 

BIO 43 3/3/0

 

ANIMAL BEHAVIOR

Recommended Preparation: BIO 20

An analysis of the genetic, chemical, environmental, and experimental determinants of animal behavior. Discussions of gross manifestations and mechanisms of animal behavior will also be included.

 

BIO 45 3/3/0

 

BIOLOGY OF HUMAN DISEASE

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Recommended Preparation: BIO 20

A basic introductory course on human diseases and disease processes. Relates disease and the disease process to the human anatomical and human physiological systems. This course does not meet the requirements of anatomy, physiology, or pathophysiology for nursing students.

 

BIO 48 2/1/3

LAB RESEARCH IN THE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Prerequisite: BIO 3A or BIO 3b or BIO 3C

Provides laboratory and field experience for advanced students in the biological sciences. Focuses on hypothesis generation, experimental design, good laboratory practices, equipment use and care, data collection, analysis, and interpretation, verbal and written presentation of results, and standard laboratory safety procedures and bioethical concerns associated with research.

 

 

BIO 110 1/1/0

 

HUMAN ANATOMY DISCUSSION

Corequisite: BIO 11

This discussion course affords students enrolled in BIO 11, Human Anatomy, the opportunity to develop background information, problem solving, extend discussion and exchange ideas concerning human structure. Discussion focuses on anatomical components and other key topics covered in BIO 11 as well as background information not generally covered in lecture. Designed to help students succeed in their study of human anatomy.

 

BIO 112 3/3/0

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

A study of the pathophysiology of common disorders of the human nervous, muscular, skeletal, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, excretory, digestive, and reproductive systems. Special emphasis will be placed on the relationship between the normal physiology and the physiological basis of the disease process with special references to clinical correlations. The course is designed for nursing/nurse practitioner majors.

 

 

 

BIO 113 4/3/3

 

HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

Examines the interrelationships between human anatomical and human physiological systems. The laboratory will include dissection. This course does not meet the requirements of either anatomy or physiology for nursing students.

 

BIO 120 1/1/0

HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY DISCUSSION

Corequisite: BIO 12

This discussion course affords students enrolled in BIO 12, Human Physiology, the opportunity to develop background information, problem solving, extended discussion, and exchanging ideas concerning the function and integration of human organ systems. Discussions focus on physiological components and other key topics covered in BIO 12, as well as background information not generally covered in the lecture. Designed to help students succeed in their study of human physiology.

 

BIO 175 1/.5/1.5

BIOLOGY FIELD STUDIES: EASTERN SIERRA MOUNTAINS

 

A study of the flora and fauna and natural history of selected sites within the Eastern Sierra Mountains and adjacent areas.

 

 

BIO 189 .5-4/.5-4/.5-9/.5-9

 

SPECIAL TOPICS

 

The Special Topics course is a grouping of short seminars designed to provide students with the latest ideas in a field of study. The course content is thematic in nature and each seminar within the course differs from other offerings in the same course.

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BIO 210 .5/1.5/0

BASICS OF BIOLOGY A

Corequisite: BIO 3A

Consists of the development of background information, problem solving, and extended discussions to help students succeed in their study of general biology.

 

BIO 211 .5/1.5/0

BASICS OF BIOLOGY B

Corequisite: BIO 3B 

Consists of the development of background information, problem solving, and extended discussions to help students succeed in their study of general biology.

 

 

 

BIO 230 1/.5/1.5

 

BIOLOGY FIELD STUDIES: COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS

 

A study of the ecology of the coastal environments. Includes origin of estuaries, morphology and parameters of estuarine basins, estuarine shores and substrates, and flora and fauna identification.

 

 

 

 

 

BIO 231 1/.5/1.5

 

BIOLOGY FIELD STUDIES: ISLAND ECOSYSTEMS

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Introduction to island ecosystems. Direct observations and experiments in the field are complemented by lectures and discussions of the physical environment; natural history and ecology of the flora and fauna; and community structure. 

 

BIO 232 1/.5/1.5

BIOLOGY FIELD STUDIES: MOUNTAIN ECOSYSTEMS

Introduction to relationships among plants, animals and physical environments that characterize mountain habitats. Topics will include natural history, biology and ecology of the flora and fauna, and community structure and analysis. Introductory lectures complement direct field observations and field experiments, as well as the collection, analysis and interpretation of data.

 

BIO 233 1/.5/1.5

 

BIOLOGY FIELD STUDIES: DESERT ECOSYSTEMS

 

An introduction to the relationships among plants, animals and physical environments that characterize desert habitats. Topics will include natural history, biology and ecology of the flora and fauna and community structure and analysis. Introductory lectures complement direct field observations and field experiments, as well as the collection, analysis and interpretation of data. It is intended for both science majors and non-majors.

 

 

 

BIO 289 .5-4/.5-4/.5-9/.5-9

 

SPECIAL TOPICS

 

The Special Topics course is a grouping of short seminars designed to provide students with the latest ideas in a field of study. The course content is thematic in nature and each seminar within the course differs from other offerings in the same course.

 

 

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