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Biology Courses & Program Areas

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General Biology
Course Number: BIOL 1A
Units: 5

Class: 3 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory (GR)

Prerequisite CHEM 1A
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Introduction to general biology: Cell structure and function, metabolism, molecular and organismal genetics, and animal physiology. 0401.00
AA/AS area 1 CS area B2, B3 IGETC area 5B, 5C (C-ID BIO 190; 130S)

 

General Biology

Course Number: BIOL 1B
Units: 5

Class: 3 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory (GR)

Prerequisite BIOL 1A
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Continuation of BIO 1A Origin of life, evolution, classi cation, plant structure and function, and ecology 0401.00
AA/AS area 1 CS area B2, B3 IGETC area 5B, 5C (C-ID BIO 140; 130S)

 

Human Anatomy

Course Number: BIOL 2
Units: 5

Class: 4 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR)

Prerequisite(s) BIOL 10 or 24
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Detailed study of human body structure olecules, cells, tissues, organs and organ systems, basic physiology and cell division, selected human diseases aboratory or includes e tensive use of microscopes, gures/charts, three-dimensional models, dissected human cadavers, and dissection of other mammalian organisms/organs. 0410.00
AA/AS area 1 CS area B2, B3 IGETC area 5B, 5C (C-ID BIO 110B)

 

Microbiology

Course Number: BIOL 3
Units: 5

Class: 4 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR)

Prerequisite(s) CHEM 1A or 30A Recommended preparation BIOL 10 Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Survey of the various microscopic agents of particular importance to humans: Emphasis on microbes involved in infectious diseases, host defenses against diseases, elements of infectious chains and means utili ed for breaking the chains. 0403.00
AA/AS area 1 CS area B2, B3 IGETC area 5B, 5C

 

Human Physiology

Course Number: BIOL 4
Units: 5

Class: 4 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR)

Prerequisite(s) CHEM 1A or 30A Recommended preparation BIOL 2
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Detailed study of human body function Molecules, cells, tissues, organs and organ systems, basic anatomy essential to understanding function, physical and chemical factors and process, and selected human diseases aboratory or includes computer simulations and interactive programs, physiological experiments and demonstrations, and use of microscopes. 0410.00 AA/AS area 1 CS area B2, B3 IGETC area 5B, 5C (C-ID BIO 120B)

Introduction to Biology

Course Number: BIOL 10
Units: 4

Class: 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR)
Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in BIOL 1A or 1B or 25
Students with previous credit in BIOL 11 receive only 1 unit of credit for BIOL 10
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Fundaments of biology for the non-major Scientifc inquiry, biological chemistry, cell structure and function, DNA and genetics, evolution and ecology, and an overview of living organisms. Includes laboratory exercises designed to complement lectures. 0401.00 AA/AS area 1 CS area B2, B3 IGETC area 5B, 5C

 

Principles of Biology

Course Number: BIOL 11
Units: 3

Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in BIO 1A or 1B or 10

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Fundaments of biology for the non-major Scientific inquiry, biological chemistry, cell structure and function, DNA and genetics, evolution and ecology, and an overview of living organisms. 0401.00
AA/AS area 1 CS area B2 IGETC area 5B

 

Human Anatomy and Physiology

Course Number: BIOL 20A
Units: 5

Class: 4 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR) Recommended preparation BIOL 24 or CHEM 30A

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Structure and function of the human body Biological chemistry, cytology, tissues, and integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems; selected human diseases aboratory or Dissection of mammalian organs, work with dissected human cadavers; use of microscopes, gures/charts, three-dimensional models physiological experiments and demonstrations, and computer simulations. 0410.00
AA/AS area 1 CS area B2, B3 IGETC area 5B, 5C (C-ID 115S when take with BIO 20B)

 

Human Anatomy and Physiology

Course Number: BIOL 20B
Units: 5

Class: 4 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR)

Prerequisite BIOL 20A
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Structure and function of the human body: Special senses, endocrine, cardiovascular, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems; selected human diseases aboratory or includes dissection of mammalian organs, work with dissected human cadavers use of microscopes, gures/charts, three- dimensional models; physiological experiments and demonstrations, and computer simulations. 0410.00 AA/AS area 1 CS area B2, B3 IGETC area 5B, 5C (C-ID 115S when take with BIO 20A)

 

Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology

Course Number: BIOL 24
Units: 4

Class: 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Fundamentals of the structure and function of the human body from an organ system perspective: Key concepts and basic principles of the chemistry of life and organic compounds, cells and tissues, cell physiology, organ systems, selected human diseases aboratory or includes use of microscopes, gures/charts, three- dimensional models, dissection of mammalian organs and demonstration of human cadavers. 0410.00 AA/AS area 1 CS area B2, B3 IGETC area 5B, 5C

 

Human Sexuality

Course Number: BIOL 27
Units: 3

Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Also offered as PSYCH 12 Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in BIOL 27 or PSYCH 12
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Exploration and analysis of the multifaceted aspects of human sexuality: Physiological, psychological, anatomical, sociological, legal, medical, educational, cultural; urogenital system of both sexes, birth control devices, and pregnancy. 0401.00
AA/AS area 2; CSU area D9, E; IGETC area 4I (C-ID PSY 130)

 

Human Nutrition

Course Number: BIOL 28
Units: 3

Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in BIOL 31 at College of Alameda or NUTR 10 at Merritt College
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Principles of nutritional science: Nutrients and their chemical and physiological roles in metabolism; nutrient requirements of humans. 0401.00
CSU area E

 

Infectious Diseases

Course Number: BIOL 40
Units: 2

Class: 2 hours lecture (GR)

Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Introduction to infectious diseases: Etiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, treatment, management, and prevention of common infectious diseases. 0403.00

 

Selected Topics in Biological Sciences

Course Number: BIOL 48GA-MZ
Units: .5-5

Class: 0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC◆
See section on Selected Topics. 0401.00

 

Independent Study in Biological Sciences

Course Number: BIOL 49

Units: .5-5 (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC◆
See section on Independent Study. 0401.00

 

Biotech Instrumentation: Good Manufacturing Practices and Safe Chemical Handling

Course Number: BIOL 72A

Unit: 1

Class: .5 hour lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR)

Acceptable for credit: CSU

Description: Good Manufacturing Practices: Use of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for working in the laboratory and in writing and maintaining batch production records. (C-ID BIOT 220BX)

 

Biotech Instrumentation: Clean Room

Course Number: BIOL 72B
Unit: 1

Class: .5 hour lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR)

Acceptable for credit: CSU

Description: Clean Room gowning: Introduction to clean room gowning, proper sanitation techniques necessary for working the production floor of biomanufacturing companies.

 

Biotech Instrumentation: PRC

Course Number: BIOL 72C
Unit: 1

Class: .5 hour lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR)

Acceptable for credit: CSU

Description: Polymerase Chain reaction techniques olecular mechanisms and underlying biological concepts; applications of PCR in biotechnology and biomanufacturing, types of PCR methods, PCR experimental design issues and troubleshooting.

Biotech Instrumentation: Quality Control
Course Number: BIOL 72D
Unit: 1
Class: .5 hour lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Quality Control Assays: Common assays used in quality control including electrophoresis, High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) and Enzyme Linked Immunabsorbant Assay (ELISA) to test products 0430 00. (C-ID BIOT 220BX)

 

Cell Culture Principles and Techniques

Course Number: BIOL 73

Units: 4

Class: 2 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory (GR)

Prerequisite BIO 75
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Principles of and techniques for cell culture: Characteristics of cultured cells, types of cells grown, cell cycle, growth factors, understanding, avoiding, and detecting contamination, cell structure and di erentiation includes bacterial, yeast, plant and mammalian cells. 0430.00 (C-ID BIOT 230BX)

 

Scientific Communication

Course Number: BIOL 74

Units: 3

Class: 3 hour lecture

Description: Scientific communication in biomanufacturing and biotechnology: Analysis and preparation of protocols and standard operating procedures (SOPs), report and present data and experimental conclusions, analysis of articles about scientific research and developments in biotechnology.

 

Fundamentals of Biotechnology

Course Number: BIOL 75

Units: 2

Class: 1 hour lecture and 3 hours of lab weekly

Description: Fundamentals in biotechnology laboratory techniques: Emphasis on developing skillful use of applicable instruments; protein purification and assays; recombinant DNA work; isolation and tracking techniques; the laboratory notebook, spreadsheet data analysis; written protocols and familiarity with standard operating procedures.

 

Principles of Biomanufacturing

Course Number: BIOL 76

Units: 3

Class: 3 hours lecture

Description: Development, production, recovery and analysis of biotechnology products: Tracing the path of a drug or biologic from the cell through the production facility, the final processing, and into the human body; growth characteristics of the organisms used to produce pharmaceutical proteins, and the techniques used.

 

Business and Regulatory Practices

Course Number: BIOL 77

Units: 3

Class: 3 hours lecture

Description: Sound manufacturing procedures and basic business principles: Key concepts for product quality and safety as it moves through a biomanufacturing production pipeline, roles of governmental oversight and regulation during the discovery, development and manufacturing of new products for the biopharmaceutical industry.

 

Bioreactor Cell Culture and Protein Recovery

Course Number: BIOL 79

Units: 4

Class: 2 hours lecture and 6 hours lab

Description: Biomanufacturing production technician skills: Emphasis on growth and monitoring of fermenters and bioreactors, including cleaning, media preparation, aseptic inoculation, cell harvesting, lysis, protein recovery and purification of proteins using centrifugation, ultrafiltration and chromatography techniques.

 

Medical Terminology I

Course Number: BIOL 201

Units: 2

Class: 2 hours lecture (online)

Prerequisite BIOL 201

Description: Study of basic structure of medical words, including prefixes, suffixes, word roots, combining forms, plurals and abbreviations, pronunciation, spelling and definition of medical terms.

 

Medical Terminology II

Course Number: BIOL 202

Units: 2

Class: 2 hours lecture (online)

Description: Study of terminology related to body structure, pathological conditions and diseases, operative terms and techniques including laboratory/radio-logical diagnostic procedures.

 

Selected Topics in Biological Sciences
Course Number: BIOL 248GA-MZ
Units: .5-5

Class: 0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR)

Description: See section on Selected Topics.

 

Occupational Work Experience in Biotechnology

Course Number: COPED 484A
Units: 1-4

Class: hours to be arranged (GR)