A student looks through a microscope

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Many SMC classes require the use of a computer with Internet access to reach class resources and/or to complete assignments and/or take exams. To locate a computer lab on campus go to www.smc.edu/acadcomp and click on the “Labs” link.

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.

Some of the courses listed in this section are accompanied by Supplemental Instruction. Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic assistance program that utilizes free peer-assisted weekly study sessions to help students learn the most difficult course content. For more information, please see the SI website at www.smc.edu/si.

ANATMY 1, General Human Anatomy    4 units

Transfer: UC, CSU

C-ID: BIOL 110B.

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.

1092   7:30a-10:35a MW   SCI 224   Dell M M

   Arrange-1 Hour    SCI 245   

1093   7:45a-10:50a MW   SCI 220   Hutchinson S C

   Arrange-1 Hour    SCI 245   

1094   7:45a-10:50a TTh   SCI 224   Wissmann P B

   Arrange-1 Hour    SCI 245   

1095   8:00a-11:05a TTh   SCI 220   Le M K

   Arrange-1 Hour    SCI 245   

1096   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   

1097   9:00a-12:05p F   SCI 224   Zuk P A

   12:45p-3:50p F   SCI 224   Zuk P A

   Arrange-1 Hour    SCI 245   

1098   10:00a-1:05p Sat   SCI 220   Olsen B D

   1:45p-4:50p Sat   SCI 220   Olsen B D

   Arrange-1 Hour    SCI 245   

1099   11:15a-2:20p MW   SCI 220   Hutchinson S C

   Arrange-1 Hour    SCI 245   

1100   11:15a-2:20p MW   SCI 224   Dell M M

   Arrange-1 Hour    SCI 245   

1101   12:05p-3:10p TTh   SCI 220   Kanjanapangka J

   Arrange-1 Hour    SCI 245   

1102   12:05p-3:10p TTh   SCI 224   Wissmann P B

   Arrange-1 Hour    SCI 245   

1103   2:45p-5:50p MW   SCI 224   Skydell J L

   Arrange-1 Hour    SCI 245   

NEW   3397   2:45p-5:50p MW   SCI 220   Williams R R

   Arrange-1 Hour    SCI 245   

1104   3:25p-6:30p TTh   SCI 220   Fink S A

   Arrange-1 Hour    SCI 245   

4012   6:45p-9:50p MW   SCI 224   Covitt G S

   Arrange-1 Hour    SCI 245   

4013   6:45p-9:50p M   SCI 220   Fickbohm D J

   Arrange-3.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Fickbohm D J

   Arrange-1 Hour    SCI 245   
Above section 4013 is a hybrid class taught on campus and online via the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

4014   6:45p-9:50p TTh   SCI 224   Rinden N S

   Arrange-1 Hour    SCI 245   

4015   6:45p-9:50p W   SCI 220   Fickbohm D J

   Arrange-3.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Fickbohm D J

   Arrange-1 Hour    SCI 245   
Above section 4015 is a hybrid class taught on campus and online via the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

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.

1200   8:00a-9:20a MW   SCI 159   Skydell J L

1201   8:00a-9:20a MW   SCI 145   Buchanan A G

1202   8:00a-9:20a TTh   SCI 159   Azuma K K

1203   8:00a-11:05a F   SCI 159   Dell M M

1204   8:00a-11:05a F   SCI 145   Rostami M

1205   9:30a-10:50a TTh   SCI 159   Azuma K K

1206   11:15a-12:35p TTh   SCI 145   Nelson R E

1207   12:45p-2:05p TTh   SCI 145   Nelson R E

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

1209   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Hutchinson S C
Above section 1209 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1210   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Houghton J L
Above section 1210 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1211   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Houghton J L
Above section 1211 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1212   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE   Houghton J L
Above section 1212 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

BIOL 3, Fundamentals of Biology    4 units

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

*No UC credit given for Biology 3 if taken after Biology 21, 22 or 23.

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.

1213   8:00a-11:05a MW   SCI 225   Kim-Rajab O S

Above section 1213 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.

1214   8:00a-11:05a M   SCI 227   Vaughn D L

   2:15p-3:35p MW   SCI 145   Vaughn D L

1215   8:00a-11:05a TTh   SCI 225   Von Der Ohe C G

Above section 1215 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.

1216   8:00a-11:05a TTh   SCI 227   Parodi Chocano D A

1217   8:00a-11:05a W   SCI 227   Vaughn D L

   2:15p-3:35p MW   SCI 145   Vaughn D L

1218   8:00a-11:05a F   SCI 227   Jayachandran S

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

1219   9:30a-10:50a MW   SCI 145   Raymer P C

   12:00p-3:05p M   SCI 227   Raymer P C

1220   9:30a-10:50a MW   SCI 145   Raymer P C

   12:00p-3:05p W   SCI 227   Raymer P C

1221   11:15a-12:35p TTh   SCI 159   Spiegler M A

   3:30p-6:35p T   SCI 225   Spiegler M A

1222   11:15a-12:35p TTh   SCI 159   Spiegler M A

   3:30p-6:35p Th   SCI 225   Spiegler M A

1223   12:15p-3:20p TTh   SCI 227   Jordan E A

1224   12:15p-3:20p TTh   SCI 225   Clanton J A

1225   3:20p-6:25p MW   SCI 227   Nichols L B

1226   3:20p-6:25p W   SCI 225   Chen T T

   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Chen T T
Above section 1226 is a hybrid class taught on campus and online via the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1227   3:30p-6:35p TTh   SCI 227   Wengeler W R

1228   3:45p-5:05p MW   SCI 145   Kim-Rajab O S

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

1229   3:45p-5:05p MW   SCI 145   Kim-Rajab O S

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

4048   6:45p-9:50p MW   SCI 227   Romero R

4049   6:45p-9:50p TTh   SCI 227   Cassano V P

4050   6:45p-9:50p W   SCI 225   Chen T T

   Arrange-3 Hours N    ONLINE-E   Chen T T
Above section 4050 is a hybrid class taught on campus and online via the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

4051   7:00p-10:05p TTh   SCI 225   Kay B W

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.

1231   11:15a-12:35p MW   SCI 151   Rozar R C

1232   2:15p-3:35p TTh   SCI 159   Raymer P C

1233   3:45p-5:05p TTh   SCI 151   Jordan E A

1234   3:45p-5:05p TTh   SCI 159   Raymer P C

1235   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   McLaughlin D
Above section 1235 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1236   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   McLaughlin D
Above section 1236 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1237   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Sakurai D S
Above section 1237 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

4053   7:00p-10:05p W   SCI 145   Price W M

NEW   1237   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Sakurai D S
Above section 3427 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 17 to Jun 09, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

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.

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

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.

1239   8:00a-11:05a MW   SCI 134   Baghdasarian G
Above section 1239 will have mandatory field trips to various locations, including but not limited to Palos Verdes Estate tidepools, El Matador State Beach tidepools, and Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific. Dates and times will be determined and modified based on tides, weather, and other factors to ensure student safety as well as academic success.

1240   8:00a-11:05a TTh   SCI 134   Baghdasarian G
Above section 1240 will have mandatory field trips to various locations, including but not limited to Palos Verdes Estate tidepools, El Matador State Beach tidepools, and Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific. Dates and times will be determined and modified based on tides, weather, and other factors to ensure student safety as well as academic success.

1241   12:30p-3:35p MW   SCI 134   Baghdasarian G

   12:30p-3:35p MW   SCI 134   Baghdasarian G
Above section 1241 will have mandatory field trips to various locations, including but not limited to Palos Verdes Estate tidepools, El Matador State Beach tidepools, and Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific. Dates and times will be determined and modified based on tides, weather, and other factors to ensure student safety as well as academic success.

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.

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

This survey course of marine organisms and their relationships to their environment emphasizes intertidal and offshore life forms. Included are investigation of behavior, ecology, morphological and physiological adaptations and environmental relationship to humans. This course includes three hours of lecture per week.

1242   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Wall C B
Above section 1242 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

4054   7:00p-10:05p 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.

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

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.

1243   8:00a-9:20a TTh   SCI 151   Vaughn D L

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

   8:00a-11:05a F   SCI 124   Vaughn D L

1244   8:00a-9:20a TTh   SCI 151   Vaughn D L

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

   12:00p-3:05p W   SCI 124   Narey V

1245   8:00a-11:05a M   SCI 124   Colavito M C

   12:00p-3:05p M   SCI 124   Colavito M C

4055   6:45p-9:50p TTh   SCI 124   Scuric Z

BIOL 22, Genetics and Molecular Biology    4 units

Transfer: UC*, CSU   •   IGETC AREA 5B (Biological Science, + Lab)   •   Prerequisite: Biology 21 and Chemistry 11.   •   Skills Advisory: Chemistry 21 and Eligibility for English 1.

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

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.

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

1246   9:30a-10:50a TTh   SCI 151   Bober M A

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

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

1247   9:30a-10:50a TTh   SCI 151   Bober M A

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

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

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.

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

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.

1248   12:45p-2:05p MW   SCI 145   Nichols L B

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

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

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

1249   12:45p-2:05p MW   SCI 145   Nichols L B

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

   12:15p-3:20p TTh   SCI 124   Nichols L B

   12:15p-3:20p TTh   SCI 124   Baker E H

BIOL 46G, Natural History and Marine Biology of Costa Rica   1 unit

Transfer: CSU   •   Prerequisite: None.

This course presents an opportunity to study firsthand the plant and animal forms of Costa Rica. Students will analyze the neotropical fauna and flora, biogeography, and the ecology of Costa Rica, including Central America’s Cenozoic geology, volcanism, tropical rainforest canopies, and the history and impact of human inhabitation. Near shore and offshore marine ecosystems will be included in the course. Introductory lectures and a final evaluation meeting will take place on the SMC campus.

1250   Arrange 27 Hours   Costa Rica   Gartner G E

   Arrange 27 Hours   Costa Rica   Tower J A
Above section 1250 meets in Costa Rica from April 7 to April 16. At least two mandatory planning meetings will be held during spring semester, prior to the trip. Estimated travel costs are $1,600, plus airfare, student fees and incidentals. Payment deadline is February 27, 2017.

BIOL 88A, Independent Studies in Biological Sciences    1 unit

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

1251   Arrange-1 Hour    SCI 285   Colavito M C

BIOL 88B, Independent Studies in Biological Sciences    2 units

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

1252   Arrange-2 Hours    SCI 285   Colavito M C

BIOL 90A, Life Science Internship    1 unit

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 designed to provide the student with real life experience in Life Science.

1254   Arrange-4 Hours    SCI 285   Colavito M C

BOTANY 1, General Botany    4 units

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

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

1255   8:00a-11:05a T   SCI 333   Fennoy S L

   11:15a-12:35p TTh   SCI 151   Fennoy S L
Above section 1255 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

1256   8:00a-11:05a W   SCI 333   Tower J A

   11:15a-12:35p MW   SCI 145   Tower J A
Above section 1256 will have a mandatory field trip to the local Santa Monica Mountains from 10am-4pm on Sunday, March 5, 2017. The date and time may be modified based on weather or other factors to ensure student safety and academic success. Student carpooling from campus will be arranged for transportation.

1257   8:00a-11:05a Th   SCI 333   Fennoy S L

   11:15a-12:35p TTh   SCI 151   Fennoy S L
Above section 1257 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

1258   11:15a-12:35p MW   SCI 145   Tower J A

   8:00a-11:05a M   SCI 333   Tower J A
Above section 1258 will have a mandatory field trip to the local Santa Monica Mountains from 10am-4pm on Sunday, March 5, 2017. The date and time may be modified based on weather or other factors to ensure student safety and academic success. Student carpooling from campus will be arranged for transportation.

BOTANY 3, Field Botany    4 units

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

This introduction to the life habits, interrelationships, and classification of both native and introduced plants. Provides practice in identifying species by means of keys, manuals, and charts. Emphasis is on the field study of southern California plant communities, both terrestrial and marine. Other geographic regions may be explored. Field trips are taken to any combination of botanical gardens, parks, nurseries and a number of natural settings, including nature reserves, as well as state and national parks. It is designed to be of special interest to future teachers and recreational leaders, as well as to majors in botany, general agriculture, landscape architecture, forestry, and wildlife management.

1259   1:15p-2:35p MW   SCI 333   Tower J A

   2:45p-5:50p W   SCI 333   Tower J A
Above section 1259 will have multiple mandatory field trips during class time, and two mandatory weekend camping field trips on March 25-26, 2017 and April 29-30, 2017. Dates and times may be modified based on tides, weather, or other factors to ensure student safety and academic success. Students are responsible for course-related fees of approximately $100. Student carpooling from campus will be arranged for transportation.

MCRBIO 1, Fundamentals of Microbiology    5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU   •   IGETC AREA 5B (Biological Sciences, + LAB)   •   Prerequisite: Chemistry 19 (preferred) or 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.

2795   8:00a-11:05a MWF   SCI 209   Narey V

2796   12:45p-2:05p MW   SCI 159   Buchanan A G

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

2797   12:45p-2:05p MW   SCI 159   Buchanan A G

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

2798   2:00p-5:05p MW   SCI 209   Kluckhohn Jones L W

   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Kluckhohn Jones L W
Above section 2798 is a hybrid class taught on campus and online via the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

4331   7:00p-10:05p MTTh   SCI 209   Pepper E D

NUTR 1, Introduction to Nutrition Science    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU

C-ID: NUTR 110.   •   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. Scientific information and principles provide the foundation for evaluating current concepts in nutrition for practical application in daily living.

2985   9:30a-10:50a MW   SCI 151   Novak D S

2986   9:30a-10:50a MW   SCI 159    Tauber Mortime M E

2987   12:45p-2:05p MW   SCI 151   Salerno L A

2988   12:45p-2:05p TTh   SCI 159   Ortega Y

2989   12:45p-2:05p TTh   SCI 151   González C L

   Arrange-3.5 Hours    ONLINE   González C L
Above section 2989 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 14 to Apr 06, and is a hybrid class taught on campus and online via the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

2990   2:15p-3:35p MW   SCI 159   Mercer J E

2992   2:15p-3:35p MW   SCI 151   Salerno L A

2993   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Ortega Y
Above section 2993 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

2994   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Novak D S
Above section 2994 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

2995   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Richwine D R
Above section 2995 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

2996   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   González C L
Above section 2996 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 17 to Jun 09, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

2997   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Ortega Y
Above section 2997 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

2998   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE   González C L
Above section 2998 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 13 to Apr 07, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

2999   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE   González C L
Above section 2999 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 13 to Apr 07, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

4374   5:45p-8:50p T   SCI 159   Richwine D R

4375   5:45p-8:50p Th   SCI 159   Richwine D R

NEW   3433   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE   Novak D S
Above section 3433 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 17 to Jun 09, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

NUTR 4, Healthy Lifestyle: Food and Fitness    3 units

Transfer: CSU   •   Prerequisite: None.

This course will help individuals to develop knowledge of how to eat healthy for fitness, health and sport. They will learn how to maintain/gain or lose weight in a healthy manner. Nutrition and physical 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.

3001   9:30a-10:50a TTh   SCI 145   Ortega Y

3002   11:15a-12:35p MW   SCI 159   Mercer J E

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 of ethnic groups’ food choices/practices is reviewed. Engendering cultural sensitivity and competency is at the core of this course.

3003   12:45p-2:05p TTh   SCI 151   González C L

   Arrange-3.5 Hours    ONLINE   González C L
Above section 3003 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 18 to Jun 08, and is a hybrid class taught on campus and online via the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

3004   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE   González C L
Above section 3004 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 17 to Jun 09, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

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.

3005   Arrange-4 Hours        González 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.

3006   Arrange-8 Hours        González C L

NUTR 90C, Internship in Nutrition    3 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.

3007   Arrange-12 Hours        González 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.

3008   Arrange-16 Hours        González C L

PHYS 3, Human Physiology    4 units

Transfer: UC, CSU   •   IGETC AREA 5B (Biological Sciences, + LAB)   •   Prerequisite: Chemistry 19 (preferred) or Chemistry 10 or eligibility for Chemistry 11; and Anatomy 1.   •   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.

3099   7:45a-10:50a TTh   SCI 201   Hawk R

3100   8:00a-11:05a F   SCI 201   Johnson Ja J

   12:00p-3:05p F   SCI 201   Johnson Ja J

   Arrange-1 Hour    SCI 245   

3101   11:15a-2:20p M   SCI 201   Von Der Ohe C G

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

   Arrange-1 Hour    SCI 245   

3102   11:15a-2:20p W   SCI 201   Von Der Ohe C G

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

   Arrange-1 Hour    SCI 245   

3103   3:30p-6:35p MW   SCI 201   Ziv N B

   Arrange-1 Hour    SCI 245   

4399   6:45p-9:50p M   SCI 201   Perkins K K

   Arrange-3.5 Hours N    ONLINE   Perkins K K

   Arrange-1 Hour N        
Above section 4399 is a hybrid class taught on campus and online via the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

4400   6:45p-9:50p TTh   SCI 201   Price W M

   Arrange-1 Hour    SCI 245   

4401   6:45p-9:50p W   SCI 201   Perkins K K

   Arrange-3.5 Hours N    ONLINE   Perkins K K

   Arrange-1 Hour N        
Above section 4401 is a hybrid class taught on campus and online via the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

ZOOL 5, Introductory Zoology    4 units

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

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.

3352   8:00a-9:20a TTh   SCI 145   Gartner G E

   12:15p-3:20p T   SCI 134   Gartner G E

3353   8:00a-9:20a TTh   SCI 145   Gartner G E

   12:15p-3:20p Th   SCI 134   Gartner G E

3354   3:30p-6:35p TTh   SCI 134   Gartner G E

3355   4:00p-7:05p MW   SCI 134   Moss J L

4457   7:15p-10:20p MW   SCI 134   Patel A

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