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Biological Sciences

Students must be present for the first session of biological science classes to be assured of admission to limited laboratory spaces.

Students who wish to enroll in a Life Sciences course must demonstrate that they have met the prerequisites for the course prior to enrollment. Continuing students must complete prerequisite courses with a C or better. If currently enrolled in a prerequisite course at SMC at the time of enrollment, students will be admitted to subsequent courses based upon midterm placement results, but will be dropped if the prerequisite course is not completed with a C or better. Students who have successfully completed one or more prerequisite courses (earning a grade of C- or better in both the lecture and lab courses and an average of C (2.0) or better overall) at another institution may be able to verify having met the prerequisites by submitting a transcript and course description and course syllabus for the prerequisite courses.

ANATMY 1, General Human Anatomy   4 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 5B (Biological Sciences, + LAB) • Prerequisite: English 1.

This course is an intensive study of the gross and microscopic structure of the human body including the four major types of tissue and their subgroups, and the following organ systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive, endocrine, nervous, and sensory. Functions of the organ systems are included at the introductory level to prepare students for a course in Human Physiology. Laboratory assignments develop the skills of observation, investigation, identification, discovery and dissection. The use of actual specimens, including cat dissection and observation of a human cadaver, is emphasized to assure that students learn the relative structure, functions, textures and variations in tissues not incorporated in models. Supplemental materials such as models, photographs, charts, videotapes, and digitized images are also provided. This course is required for students preparing for many Allied Health professions including, but not limited to, Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physical Education and Kinesiology Training, and Physician’s Assistant and is a prerequisite for Human Physiology 3.

1079   7:30a-10:35a TTh   SCI 224   Dell M M

   Arrange-1 Hour    SCI 245   

1080   7:45a-10:50a MW   SCI 224   Hutchinson S C

   Arrange-1 Hour    SCI 245   

1081   7:45a-10:50a MW   SCI 220   Stephanou M L

   Arrange-1 Hour    SCI 245   

1082   7:45a-10:50a TTh   SCI 220   Wissmann P B

   Arrange-1 Hour    SCI 245   

1083   9:00a-12:05p F   SCI 220   Valle A M

   12:45p-3:50p F   SCI 220   Valle A M

   Arrange-1 Hour    SCI 245   

1084   9:00a-12:05p Sat   SCI 224   Hill B J

   12:45p-3:50p Sat   SCI 224   Hill B J

   Arrange-1 Hour    SCI 245   

1085   11:15a-2:20p MW   SCI 224   Hutchinson S C

   Arrange-1 Hour    SCI 245   

1086   11:15a-2:20p MW   SCI 220   Stephanou M L

   Arrange-1 Hour    SCI 245   

1087   12:00p-3:05p TTh   SCI 220   Wissmann P B

   Arrange-1 Hour        

1088   12:00p-3:05p TTh   SCI 224   Watson K R

   Arrange-1 Hour    SCI 245   

1090   3:25p-6:30p TTh   SCI 220   Fink S A

   Arrange-1 Hour    SCI 245   

4016   6:45p-9:50p MW   SCI 220   Covitt G S

   Arrange-1 Hour    SCI 245   

4017   6:45p-9:50p M   SCI 224   Fickbohm D J

   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Fickbohm D J

   Arrange-1 Hour    SCI 245   

Above section 4017 is a hybrid class taught on campus and online via the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

4018   6:45p-9:50p TTh   SCI 224   Zuk P A

   Arrange-1 Hour    SCI 245   

4019   6:45p-9:50p W   SCI 224   Fickbohm D J

   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Fickbohm D J

   Arrange-1 Hour    SCI 245   

Above section 4019 is a hybrid class taught on campus and online via the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

4502   6:45p-9:50p TTh   SCI 220   Rinden N S

   Arrange-1 Hour    SCI 245   

ANATMY 2, Advanced Human Anatomy   4 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 5B (Biological Sciences, + LAB) • Prerequisite: Anatomy 1.

This course emphasizes developmental, comparative, gross anatomy as applied to various disciplines such as clinical medicine, anthropology, art, illustration, kinesiology and pathology in order to demonstrate practical and professional applications of anatomy. The laboratory experience includes individualized instruction in dissection of the human body. Students prepare seminars on specific anatomy topics for presentation to faculty and other students. Guest lecturers and field trips may be included.

1091   7:30a-10:35a F   SCI 224   Dell M M

   11:15a-2:20p F   SCI 224   Dell M M

BIOL 2, Human Biology    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 5B (Biological Sciences non-lab) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This survey course explores the principles of biology using humans as examples. It includes introductions to the scientific method, cell biology, heredity, evolution, human ecology, behavior, and the major concepts of structure, function and pathology of most organ systems. The course may serve as an introduction to the future study of biology, including anatomy and physiology, or stand by itself as a non-lab life science course for general education students.

1191   8:00a-9:20a TTh   SCI 159   Hutchinson S C

1192   12:45p-2:05p TTh   SCI 151   Dell M M

1193   2:15p-3:35p MW   SCI 151   Skydell J L

1194   3:45p-5:05p MW   SCI 151   Skydell J L

1195   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Houghton J L

Above section 1195 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1196   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Houghton J L

Above section 1196 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

4053   5:15p-6:35p TTh   SCI 151   Rostami M

BIOL 3, Fundamentals of Biology   4 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 5B (Biological Sciences, + LAB) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This general biology course is for transfer students who are not biology majors. Topics include basic molecular and cellular biology, genetics, the anatomy and physiology of plants, animals and humans, the diversity of life, evolution, and ecology. Current environmental issues and new developments in biological science are discussed. Laboratory experiences are integrated and stress scientific methodology and thinking. *Credit is allowed for one course from either Biology 3, 4, Botany 1. No UC credit given for Biology 3 if taken after Biology 21, 22 or 23.

1197   8:00a-11:05a MW   SCI 225   Kim-Rajab O S

Above section 1197 is part of the Scholars Program and enrollment is limited to program participants. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/scholars for additional information.

1198   8:00a-11:05a MW   SCI 227   Le M K

1199   8:00a-11:05a TTh   SCI 225   Londe S P

1200   8:00a-11:05a F   SCI 227   Jayachandran S

   12:00p-3:05p F   SCI 227   Jayachandran S

1201   12:00p-3:05p MW   SCI 227   Colavito M C

1202   12:00p-3:05p M   SCI 225   Kim-Rajab O S

   3:45p-5:05p MW   SCI 145   Kim-Rajab O S

1203   12:00p-3:05p W   SCI 225   Kim-Rajab O S

   3:45p-5:05p MW   SCI 145   Kim-Rajab O S

1204   12:15p-3:20p T   SCI 225   Fennoy S L

   3:45p-5:05p TTh   SCI 151   Fennoy S L

1205   12:15p-3:20p Th   SCI 225   Fennoy S L

   3:45p-5:05p TTh   SCI 151   Fennoy S L

1206   2:15p-3:35p MW   SCI 145   Nichols L B

   12:15p-3:20p T   SCI 227   Nichols L B

1207   2:15p-3:35p MW   SCI 145   Nichols L B

   12:15p-3:20p Th   SCI 227   Nichols L B

1208   2:15p-3:35p TTh   SCI 151   Spiegler M A

   8:00a-11:05a T   SCI 227   Spiegler M A

1209   2:15p-3:35p TTh   SCI 151   Spiegler M A

   8:00a-11:05a Th   SCI 227   Spiegler M A

1210   3:20p-6:25p MW   SCI 225   Von Der Ohe C G

1211   3:20p-6:30p W   SCI 227   Chen T T

   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Chen T T

Above section 1211 is a hybrid class taught on campus and online via the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1212   3:30p-6:35p TTh   SCI 225   Raymer P C

1213   3:30p-6:35p TTh   SCI 227   Jordan E A

4054   6:45p-9:50p MW   SCI 225   Romero R

4055   6:45p-9:50p TTh   SCI 227   Kay B W

4056   6:45p-9:50p TTh   SCI 225   Cassano V P

4057   6:45p-9:50p W   SCI 227   Chen T T

   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Chen T T

Above section 4057 is a hybrid class taught on campus and online via the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

BIOL 9, Environmental Biology   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 5B (Biological Sciences, non-lab) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course satisfies Santa Monica College’s Global Citizenship requirement.

This survey course covers ecological principles including ecosystem structure and function, population dynamics and the interdependence of living organisms. Current environmental issues and controversies such as global warming, biodiversity and species extinction, habitat destruction, food and energy resources and pollution will be explored. Strategies for sustainable living will be emphasized.

1214   9:30a-10:50a TTh   SCI 159   Tower J A

1215   11:15a-12:35p TTh   SCI 151   Jordan E A

Above section 1215 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

1216   12:45p-2:05p TTh   SCI 159   Tower J A

1217   2:15p-3:35p TTh   SCI 159   Tower J A

1218   3:45p-5:05p TTh   SCI 159   Price W M

1219   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   McLaughlin D

Above section 1219 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1220   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   McLaughlin D

Above section 1220 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

4058   7:00p-8:20p TTh   SCI 145   Sakurai D S

BIOL 15, Marine Biology with Laboratory   4 units

Transfer: *UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 5B (Biological Sciences, + LAB) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This survey course of marine organisms and their relationships to their environment emphasizes intertidal and offshore life forms. Included is an investigation of behavior, ecology, morphological and physiological adaptations and environmental relationship to humans. This course is three hours each of lecture and laboratory work.

*Total of four units credit for Biology 15 and Biology 15N is transferable.

1221   8:00a-9:20a TTh   SCI 145   Tarvyd E S

   12:15p-3:20p T   SCI 134   Tarvyd E S

1222   8:00a-9:20a TTh   SCI 145   Tarvyd E S

   12:15p-3:20p Th   SCI 134   Tarvyd E S

1223   12:30p-3:35p M   SCI 134   Baghdasarian G

   9:30a-10:50a MW   SCI 145   Baghdasarian G

1224   12:30p-3:35p W   SCI 134   Baghdasarian G

   9:30a-10:50a MW   SCI 145   Baghdasarian G

BIOL 15N, Marine Biology (Non-Laboratory)    3 units

Transfer: *UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 5B (Biological Sciences, non-lab) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This introduction to marine organisms parallels Biology 15 but does not include laboratory.

*Total of four units credit for Biology 15 and Biology 15N is transferable.

4059   6:45p-9:50p T   SCI 134   Moss J L

BIOL 21, Cell Biology and Evolution    4 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 5B (Biological Science, + Lab) • Prerequisite: Chemistry 11.

This is the first course of a three-course lecture and laboratory sequence for Biology majors, including Biology 21, 22, and 23. It describes how scientists approach the scientific method to generate scientific knowledge; studies the history, evidence, and mechanisms of evolution; identifies the chemistry of four classes of macromolecules; elucidates the cell principle including cell structure, function, and physiology; describes general energy metabolism; and illustrates the processes of growth and reproduction through mitosis, meiosis, development, and life cycles. Students are required to perform at least two experiments that require data collection, computer-based data management and graphing, and scientific analysis and interpretation of data. The course is designed to meet the needs of students transferring to upper division biology study.

*No UC credit for Biology 3, 4, Botany 1 or Zoology 5 if taken after Biology 21, 22 or 23.

1225   8:00a-11:05a M   SCI 124   Scuric Z

   12:00p-3:05p M   SCI 124   Scuric Z

1226   8:00a-11:05a W   SCI 124   Colavito M C

   8:00a-9:20a TTh   SCI 151   Colavito M C

   8:00a-9:20a TTh   SCI 151   Narey V

Above section 1226 is part of the SMC-UCLA Science Research Institute program (STEM), and it is intended for program participants. For more information please send your inquiry to STEM@SMC.edu.

1227   12:00p-3:05p W   SCI 124   Narey V

   8:00a-9:20a TTh   SCI 151   Colavito M C

   8:00a-9:20a TTh   SCI 151   Narey V

4060   6:45p-9:50p T   SCI 124   Chen T T

   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Chen T T

Above section 4060 is a hybrid class taught on campus and online via the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

BIOL 22, Genetics and Molecular Biology    4 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 5B (Biological Science, + Lab) • Prerequisite: Biology 21 and Chemistry 11. • Corequisite: Chemistry 21.

It is strongly recommended that students also enroll in Chemistry 21 which is required for transfer.

This is the second course of a three-course lecture and laboratory sequence for Biology Majors, Biology 21, 22 and 23. It focuses on the structure, function and transmission of genes from the perspectives of genetics and molecular biology. A strong foundation in genetics and its relationship to molecular biology is developed through problem solving. Students perform experiments that require data analyses and demonstrate interpretations in laboratory reports. Application of Internet databases for bioinformatics is used to show relationships between DNA and protein sequences. The course is designed to meet the needs of students transferring to upper division biology study. *No UC credit for Biology 3, 4, Botany 1 or Zoology 5 if taken after Biology 21, 22 or 23.

1228   9:00a-12:05p F   SCI 225   Bober M A

   9:30a-10:50a TTh   SCI 151   Bober M A

   9:30a-10:50a TTh   SCI 151   Colavito M C

1229   1:00p-4:05p F   SCI 225   Bober M A

   9:30a-10:50a TTh   SCI 151   Bober M A

   9:30a-10:50a TTh   SCI 151   Colavito M C

BIOL 23, Organismal and Environmental Biology    5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 5B (Biological Sciences, + LAB) • Prerequisite: Biology 22. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This is the third of a three-course lecture and laboratory sequence for biology majors. Organisms at and above the cellular level of organization are examined, with plants, invertebrates, and vertebrates receiving equal attention. Topics emphasized include morphology, physiology, systematics, ecology, evolution, and behavior. Additionally, each student must complete a term project which includes lab or fieldwork and library research. Transfer credit is limited if students enroll in other overlapping Biology courses or Zoology 5. *No UC credit for Biology 3, 4, Botany 1 or Zoology 5 if taken after Biology 21, 22 or 23.

1230   12:45p-2:05p MW   SCI 151   Baker E H

   12:45p-2:05p MW   SCI 151   Nichols L B

   8:00a-11:05a TTh   SCI 124   Baker E H

   8:00a-11:05a TTh   SCI 124   Nichols L B

BIOL 81, BioBrightStart, Basic Biology   2 units

   •   Prerequisite: None.

A hands-on preparatory course designed to introduce underprepared students to the magic and wonder that is the fascinating world of biology in an atmosphere that is designed to de-mystify the biological world. Basic concepts associated with biology and its role in the environment will be presented. Students will learn about the tools and methods used by biologists to gather scientific information and will use these tools to acquire the basic skills needed to succeed in College level biology courses.

Course credit may not be applied toward satisfaction of Associate degree requirements.

1231   3:45p-6:50p M   SCI 134   Buchanan A G

BIOL 88A, Independent Studies in Biological Sciences    1 unit

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

1232   Arrange-1 Hour    SCI 285   Baghdasarian G

BIOL 88B, Independent Studies in Biological Sciences    2 units

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

1233   Arrange-2 Hours    SCI 285   Baghdasarian G

BOTANY 1, General Botany   4 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 5B (Biological Sciences, + LAB) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course provides an overview of photosynthetic organisms (the Plant Kingdom, photosynthetic Monerans and Protistans) and Fungi. Flowering plants are emphasized. Topics covered include a survey of botanical life forms, taxonomy, the structure, development and function of cells, stems, roots leaves, flowers, and seeds; chemistry, photosynthesis, respiration, plant physiology, Mendelian and molecular genetics, genetic engineering, evolution, and ecology. Scientific thinking skills will be developed in laboratory exercises. One or more labs are field trips to local natural areas or Plant society meetings. *Credit is allowed for one course from Biology 3, 4, Botany 1. *No UC credit for Botany 1 if taken after Biology 21, 22 or 23. No credit for Biology 4 if taken after Botany 1 or Zoology 5.

1234   8:00a-11:05a M   SCI 333   Baker E H

   12:45p-2:05p TTh   SCI 145   Baker E H

1235   8:00a-11:05a W   SCI 333   Baker E H

   12:45p-2:05p TTh   SCI 145   Baker E H

1236   12:15p-3:20p TTh   SCI 333   Azuma K K

1237   12:30p-3:35p MW   SCI 333   Tower J A

MCRBIO 1, Fundamentals of Microbiology   5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 5B (Biological Sciences, + LAB) • Prerequisite: Chemistry 10 or eligibility for Chemistry 11, and Physiology 3 or Biology 3 or 21. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course involves study of several types of microorganisms with emphasis on bacteria. Principles of microbiology, metabolism, genetics, immunology, and medical and nonmedical applications are considered. The laboratory includes aseptic transfer techniques, cultural characteristics, methods of microscopy, and analytical techniques for identifying microbial organisms. The course content is related to both general and clinical applications including recent molecular biological and serological techniques.

2770   8:00a-11:05a MWF   SCI 209   Narey V

2771   12:45p-2:05p MW   SCI 159   Buchanan A G

   8:00a-11:05a TTh   SCI 209   Buchanan A G

2772   12:45p-2:05p MW   SCI 159   Buchanan A G

   12:15p-3:20p TTh   SCI 209   Buchanan A G

2773   2:00p-5:05p MW   SCI 209   Kluckhohn Jones L W

   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Kluckhohn Jones L W

Above section 2773 is a hybrid class taught on campus and online via the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

4369   6:45p-9:50p MWTh   SCI 209   Pepper E D

NUTR 1, Introduction to Nutrition Science    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

Human nutrition, integrating anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and psychology, is studied in relation to wellness and degenerative disease prevention. The relationship between lifestyle choices, particularly nutrition, and health are established. Scientific information and principles provide the foundation for evaluating current concepts in nutrition and wellness for practical application in daily living.

2981   8:00a-9:20a MW   SCI 159   Ortega Y

2982   11:00a-2:05p M   SCI 145   Novak D S

2983   11:15a-12:35p MW   SCI 159   Ortega Y

2984   2:15p-3:35p TTh   SCI 145   Ortega Y

2985   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Novak D S

Above section 2985 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

2986   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Stafsky G B

Above section 2986 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

2987   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Gonzalez C L

Above section 2987 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 21 to Dec 13, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

2988   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Gonzalez C L

Above section 2988 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 26 to Oct 18, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

2989   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Gonzalez C L

Above section 2989 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 26 to Oct 18, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

2990   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Richwine D R

Above section 2990 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

2991   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Richwine D R

Above section 2991 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

NUTR 7, Food and Culture in America    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4 (Social and Behavioral Sciences) • Prerequisite: Nutrition 1.

This course satisfies the Santa Monica College Global Citizenship requirement.

The evolution of American food culture is examined from a historical, contemporary, economic, political and scientific survey of ethnic groups in America, including Native Americans, European Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans, and Latinos. Immigration, enculturation, acculturation, religion, food availability, food preference, food behavior, food preparation, food beliefs and food-related gender roles are considered. These factors are compared and contrasted across the ethnic groups and regions in America. The impact of “Americanization” on ethnic cuisines and impact of ethnic cuisines on the American economy are explored. Current research on the health- and nutrition-related implications on ethnic groups’ food choices/practices is reviewed.

2992   11:00a-2:05p W   SCI 145   Gonzalez C L

2993   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Gonzalez C L

Above section 2993 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 21 to Dec 13, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

NUTR 4, Healthy Lifestyle: Food and Fitness    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

This course will help individuals to develop new skills that support positive life style practices such as obtaining/maintaining healthy weight and fitness conditioning and managing stressors. Nutritional, physical and stress assessments will guide the development of these life style skills. Nutrients needed for achieving a healthy level of fitness and weight will be discussed. The dangers of disordered eating and body dysmorphia will be discussed. Individuals will learn how to evaluate the latest weight loss, fitness and dietary supplement fads.

2994   8:00a-9:20a MW   SCI 145   Stafsky G B

2995   9:30a-10:50a MW   SCI 159   Ortega Y

2996   9:30a-10:50a TTh   SCI 145   Ortega Y

NUTR 90A, Internship in Nutrition    1 unit

   •   Prerequisite: None.

Students must arrange an approved internship prior to enrolling in this class. F-1 students must see the Immigration Coordinator at the International Education Center before enrolling.

The Internship Program is designed to provide the student with real life experience in Nutrition.

2997   Arrange-6.5 Hours        Gonzalez C L

NUTR 90B, Internship in Nutrition    2 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

Students must arrange an approved internship prior to enrolling in this class. F-1 students must see the Immigration Coordinator at the International Education Center before enrolling.

The Internship Program is intended to provide real life experience in Nutrition.

2998   Arrange-8 Hours        Gonzalez C L

NUTR 90D, Internship in Nutrition    4 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

Students must arrange an approved internship prior to enrolling in this class. F-1 students must see the Immigration Coordinator at the International Education Center before enrolling

The Internship program is intended to provide real world experience in the field of nutrition.

2999   Arrange-16 Hours        Gonzalez C L

PHYS 3, Human Physiology   4 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 5B (Biological Sciences, + LAB) • Prerequisite: Anatomy 1 and Chemistry 10 or eligibility for Chemistry 11. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This rigorous course provides a basic understanding of physiological mechanisms with a focus on the human body. Basic concepts of cellular physiology, including: molecular control; mechanisms of gene expression; ligand-binding site interactions; energy and cellular metabolism; membrane transport; membrane and action potentials; and cellular communication, including signal transduction, will be integrated within the concept of homeostasis involving the following body systems: nervous and sensory, endocrine, muscular, circulatory, immune, respiratory, renal, digestive, and reproductive. The course content includes both general and clinical applications and is intended to prepare students for advanced courses in Allied Health and Medical professions including Nursing, Physical Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Physician’s Assistant, Pharmacy, and Exercise Science/Kinesiology Training.

3091   7:30a-10:35a T   SCI 333   Azuma K K

   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Azuma K K

   Arrange-1 Hour    SCI 245   

Above section 3091 is a hybrid class taught on campus and online via the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

3092   7:45a-10:50a MW   SCI 201   Cabrel C B

   Arrange-1 Hour    SCI 245   

3093   7:45a-10:50a TTh   SCI 201   Stephanou M L

   Arrange-1 Hour    SCI 245   

3094   7:45a-10:50a F   SCI 201   Johnson Ja J

   11:30a-2:35p F   SCI 201   Johnson Ja J

   Arrange-1 Hour    SCI 245   

3095   8:00a-9:20a MW   SCI 151   Von Der Ohe C G

   11:15a-2:20p M   SCI 201   Von Der Ohe C G

   Arrange-1 Hour    SCI 245   

3096   8:00a-9:20a MW   SCI 151   Von Der Ohe C G

   11:15a-2:20p W   SCI 201   Von Der Ohe C G

   Arrange-1 Hour        

3097   12:00p-3:05p TTh   SCI 201   Bober M A

   Arrange-1 Hour    SCI 245   

3098   3:25p-6:30p TTh   SCI 201   Wissmann P B

   Arrange-1 Hour        Staff

4435   6:45p-9:50p TTh   SCI 201   Price W M

   Arrange-1 Hour    SCI 245   

ZOOL 5, Introductory Zoology   4 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 5B (Biological Sciences, + LAB) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This general zoology course deals with the major animal groups from protists through vertebrates. Consideration is given to animal form, function, natural history, and behavior. Comparisons are made between groups and are used to stress the principles of evolution, classification, morphology, cell biology, organ system function, genetics, and ecology. Critical and scientific thinking skills are illustrated and developed. *Credit is allowed for one course from Biology 3, 4, Botany 1. *No UC credit for Zool 5 if taken after Biology 21, 22 or 23 and no credit for Biology 4 if taken after Zoology 5 or Botany 1.

3336   8:00a-11:05a MW   SCI 134   Tarvyd E S

3337   8:00a-11:05a TTh   SCI 134   Moss J L

4499   7:00p-10:05p MW   SCI 134   Patel A

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