BIOL 10 PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY

4 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture; three hours lab

This course surveys modern biology including concepts of cell and molecular biology, genetics, biodiversity, ecology and evolution.

  • Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 111 and 112 or ENSL 110 and 155
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area B2, B3; IGETC, Area 5B, 5C; MPC, Area B

BIOL 13 MARINE BIOLOGY

4 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture; three hours lab

Students are introduced to the fundamentals of marine science, with an emphasis on marine ecology, organisms, and habitats. Topics include current research, technology, and sampling, with a focus on the local Monterey Bay region. Field trips are required.

  • Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area B2, B3; IGETC, Area 5B, 5C; MPC, Area B

BIOL 21 CONCEPTS IN BIOLOGY I: CELLS, GENETICS, AND ORGANISMS

5 units • LG • Four hours lecture; three hours lab

This course is an introduction to molecular and cellular biology, biological chemistry and metabolism, genetics, animal physiology and development. Required for biology majors; provides the background necessary for advanced study.

  • Prerequisites: CHEM 1A; MATH 263 or higher
  • Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area B2, B3; IGETC, Area 5B, 5C; MPC, Area B

BIOL 22 CONCEPTS IN BIOLOGY II: DIVERSITY, ECOLOGY, AND EVOLUTION

5 units • LG • Three hours lecture; six hours lab

This course introduces evolutionary theory and concepts as a basis for understanding the origin and diversity of life and fundamental ecological principles. Course is required for biology majors.

  • Prerequisites: MATH 263 or higher
  • Prerequisites or corequisites: CHEM 1A
  • Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area B2, B3; IGETC, Area 5B, 5C; MPC, Area B

BIOL 25 APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY LECTURE

3 units • LG • Three hours lecture

This course covers bacterial structure, genetics and physiology, microbial causes of infectious diseases, modes of disease transmission, treatment and prevention, and the immune system. It is designed for paramedical training program, including RN, LVN, and veterinary assisting.

  • Prerequisites: CHEM 30A
  • Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 111 and 112 or ENSL 110 and 155
  • Credit transferable: CSU
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area B2; MPC, Area B (with BIOL 26)

BIOL 26 APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY

1 unit • LG • Three hours lab

This class covers aseptic techniques, culture of bacteria, identification of microbes, and the clinical uses of physiological testing on bacterial species. Designed for those entering paramedical training programs, including RN, LVN, and veterinary assisting.

  • Prerequisites: CHEM 30A
  • Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 111 and 112 or ENSL 110 and 155 Credit transferable: CSU
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area B

BIOL 30 INTRODUCTION TO GENETICS

3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course is an introduction to the principles of genetics and is not intended for biology majors. Topics covered include basic principles of cell/molecular biology, transmission and molecular genetics, genetic testing, the basis of inherited disease, genetic engineering, cloning, stem cells, GMOs and evolution.

  • Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 111 and 112 or ENSL 110 and 155; eligibility for MATH 263 Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area B2; IGETC, Area 5B; MPC, Area E1

BIOL 31 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course is a survey of the fundamental political, economic, and ecological principles that define the important environmental issues of our time. Topics include ecology, climate change, biodiversity, energy and sustainability. Also offered online.

  • Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL1A
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area B2, E; IGETC, Area 5B; MPC, Area B (BIOL 31 & 32), E1

BIOL 32 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE LABORATORY

1 unit • LG-P/NP • Three hours lab

This lab class surveys many of the diverse ways in which humans inter- act with the environment, focusing on local field trips to directly investigate issues such as sustainable fuels, solar energy, water resources, recycling, green building and habitat preservation.

  • Prerequisites or corequisites: BIOL 31
  • Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 111 and 112 or ENSL 110 and 155 Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area B3; IGETC, Area 5C; MPC, Area B