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.

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.

1041 7:30a-11:50a MTWTh SCI 220 Le M K

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1042 7:45a-11:05a MTWThF SCI 224 Wissmann P B

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1043 12:30p-4:50p MTWTh SCI 220 Perkins K K

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NEW 1044 12:30p-4:50p MTWTh SCI 224 Olsen B D

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4002 5:30p-9:50p MTWTh SCI 220 Valle A M

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4003 5:30p-9:50p MTWTh SCI 224 Breidenthal S

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BIOL 2, Human Biology 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU

IGETC AREA 5B (Biological Sciences non-lab) Prerequisite: None. 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.

1068 8:00a-10:05a MTWTh SCI 151 Skydell J L

1070 10:15a-12:20p MTWTh SCI 151 Bober M A

1071 12:30p-2:35p MTWTh SCI 151 Bober M A

1072 Arrange-9 Hours ONLINE Hutchinson S C
Above section 1072 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1073 Arrange-9 Hours ONLINE Houghton J L
Above section 1073 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

NEW 1074 Arrange-9 Hours ONLINE Hutchinson S C
Above section 1074 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

NEW 1075 Arrange-9 Hours ONLINE Johnson JA J
Above section 1075 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

NEW 1076 Arrange-9 Hours ONLINE Houghton J L
Above section 1076 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. 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.

1078 8:00a-12:20p MTWTh SCI 227 Fennoy S L

1079 8:00a-12:20p MTWTh SCI 225 Gartner G E

1080 12:45p-5:05p MTWTh SCI 227 Moss J L

1081 12:45p-5:05p MTWTh SCI 225 Bland J D

4013 5:30p-9:50p MTWTh SCI 227 Jayachandran S

4014 6:30p-9:50p MTTh SCI 225 Chen T T

Arrange-7.5 Hours ONLINE Chen T T
Above section 4014 is a hybrid class taught on campus and online via the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

BIOL 9, Environmental Biology 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU

IGETC AREA 5B (Biological Sciences, non-lab) Prerequisite: None. 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.

1082 10:15a-12:20p MTWTh SCI 145 Jordan E A

1084 Arrange-9 Hours ONLINE McLaughlin D
Above section 1084 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1085 Arrange-9 Hours ONLINE Sakurai D S
Above section 1085 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. 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.

1088 12:45p-5:05p MTWTh SCI 134 Baghdasarian G

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

Transfer: UC*, CSU

IGETC AREA 5B (Biological Sciences, non-lab) Prerequisite: None. 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.

1089 Arrange-9 Hours ONLINE Wall C B
Above section 1089 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

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.

1090 8:00a-12:20p MTWTh SCI 124 Scuric Z
Above section 1090 uses a free-of-charge Open Educational Resource (OER) textbook.

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. 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.

1531 8:00a-2:30p MTWTh SCI 209 Buchanan A G

8:00a-2:30p MTWTh SCI 209 Buchanan A G

1532 3:00p-9:30p MTWTh SCI 209 Kanjanapangka J

NUTR 1, Introduction to Nutrition Science 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU

C-ID: NUTR 110. Prerequisite: None. 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.

1565 10:15a-12:20p MTThF SCI 159 Arussi J B

1566 12:30p-2:35p MTThF SCI 159 Arussi J B

1567 Arrange-9 Hours ONLINE Ortega Y
Above section 1567 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1568 Arrange-9 Hours ONLINE Ortega Y
Above section 1568 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1569 Arrange-9 Hours ONLINE Richwine D R
Above section 1569 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1570 Arrange-9 Hours ONLINE Richwine D R
Above section 1570 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1571 Arrange-9 Hours ONLINE Novak D S
Above section 1571 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1572 Arrange-9 Hours ONLINE Stafsky G B
Above section 1572 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

4067 6:00p-9:00p TWTh SCI 151 Mercer J E

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. 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.

1597 8:00a-12:20p MTWTh SCI 201 Hawk R

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1598 12:30p-4:50p MTWTh SCI 201 Price W M

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4071 5:30p-9:50p MTWTh SCI 201 Fickbohm D J

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