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Course Number: BIOL 1A 
General Biology
Units: 5
Class:  3 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Pre-requisite: 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; CSU area B2, B3; IGETC area 5B, 5C

 

Course Number: BIOL 1B
General Biology
Units: 5
Class:  3 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Pre-requisite: Biol 1A
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Continuation of BIOL 1A: Origin of life, evolution, classification, plant structure and function, and ecology. 0401.00
AA/AS area 1; CSU area B2, B3; IGETC area 5B, 5C
 

Course Number: BIOL 2
Human Anatomy
Units: 5
Class:  4 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Pre-requisite: Biol 10 or 24
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Detailed study of human body structure: Molecules, cells, tissues, organs and organ systems, basic physiology and cell division, selected human diseases. Laboratory work includes extensive use of microscopes, figures/charts, three-dimensional models, dissected human cadavers, and dissection of other mammalian organisms/organs.  0410.00
AA/AS area 1; CSU area B2, B3; IGETC area 5B, 5C
 

Course Number: BIOL 3
Microbiology
Units: 5
Class:  4 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Pre-requisite: Chem 30A or 1A
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 utilized for breaking the chains.  0403.00
AA/AS area 1; CSU area B2, B3; IGETC area 5B, 5C
 

Course Number: BIOL 4
Human Physiology
Units: 5
Class:  4 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Pre-requisite: Chem 30A or 1A
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. Laboratory work includes computer simulations and interactive programs, physiological experiments and demonstrations, and use of microscopes. 0410.00
AA/AS area 1; CSU area B2, B3; IGETC area 5B, 5C
 

Course Number: BIOL 5
Botany
Units: 4
Class:  3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Also offered as LANHT 15. Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in LANHT 15.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Introductory study of botany: Structure, physiology, genetics, ecology, and uses of plants. Laboratory work emphasizes microscopy, physiology experiments, and field identification.  0402.00
AA/AS area 1; CSU area B2, B3; IGETC area 5B, 5C
 

Course Number: BIOL 9
Marine Biology
Units: 4
Class:  3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Introduction to the natural history of marine algae, invertebrates, fish and mammals, focusing on Northern California coast environments: Basic concepts of biology, oceanography, ecology, and current environmental issues.  0408.00
AA/AS area 1; CSU area B2, B3; IGETC area 5B, 5C
 

Course Number: BIOL 10
Introduction to Biology
Units: 4
Class:  3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
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: Scientific 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; CSU area B2, B3; IGETC area 5B, 5C
 

Course Number: BIOL 13
Principles of Ecology
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Study of the interaction of humans with the living world around them: The nature of the biological world and how it works; and the problems of overpopulation, pollution, and environmental deterioration.  0408.00
AA/AS area 1; CSU area B2, (with Biol 13L or Envmt 2L satisfies lab requirement; IGETC area 5B, (with Biol 13L or Envmt 2L satisfies lab requirement)
 

Course Number: BIOL 13L
Principles of Ecology and Sustainable Systems Lab 
Units: 1
Class:  3 hours laboratory (GR)
Pre-requisite or co-requisite: Biol 13 or Envmt 2 or (Envst 11)
Also offered as Envmt 2L. Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in Envmt 2L.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Field laboratory course which identifies, measures, and tests the sustainable environmental principles discussed in ENVMT 2 or BIOL 13: Qualitative and macro/micro quantitative methods, identifying and sustaining ecosystems, nutrient cycling, geographical and aquatic ecology, population dynamics, water and energy systems, air pollution and hazardous waste, and farming methods and use of pesticides.
0408.00 CSU area B3 (with Biol 13 satisfies lab requirement); IGETC area 5C (with Biol 13 satisfies lab requirement)
 

Course Number: BIOL 15
Environmental Biology
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Study of the relationships between living things and their environment: Natural selection and speciation, the organism and the environment, population ecology, the ecosystem, and a survey of ecosystems. 0408.00
AA/AS area 1; CSU area B2; IGETC area 5B
 

Course Number: BIOL 20A
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Units: 5
Class:  4 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/ NP)
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. Laboratory work: Dissection of mammalian organs, work with dissected human cadavers; use of microscopes, figures/charts, three- dimensional models; physiological experiments and demonstrations, and computer simulations.  0410.00
AA/AS area 1; CSU area B2, B3; IGETC area 5B, 5C
 

Course Number: BIOL 20B
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Units: 5
Class:  4 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/ NP)
Pre-requisite: 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. Laboratory: Dissection of mammalian organs, work with dissected human cadavers; use of microscopes, figures/charts, three-dimensional models; physiological experiments and demonstrations, and computer simulations.  0410.00
AA/AS area 1; CSU area B2, B3; IGETC area 5B, 5C
 

Course Number: BIOL 23
Introduction to the Human Body
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Course is equivalent to Biol 24 without the lab; it does not meet Allied Health requirements for an anatomy and physiology course.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Fundamentals of structure and function of the human body: Emphasis on medical and health aspects. 0410.00
AA/AS area 1; CSU area B2; IGETC area 5B
 

Course Number: BIOL 24
Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology
Units: 4
Class:  3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
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. Laboratory work includes use of microscopes, figures/charts, three-dimensional models, dissection of mammalian organs and demonstration of human cadavers.  0410.00
AA/AS area 1; CSU area B2, B3; IGETC area 5B, 5C
 

Course Number: BIOL 25
Human Biology
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Not open for credit to students who have completed Biol 1A or 1B or 10.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Principles of life sciences through study of biological structures and functions of the human organism: Human genetics, evolution, ecology, sexual differences and comparisons, development and growth, and survey of body systems.  0401.00
AA/AS area 1; CSU area B2; IGETC area 5B
 

Course Number: BIOL 29
Biology of the Living World
Units: 4
Class:  3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Recommended for environmental sciences majors.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Introduction to biology emphasizing chiefly the evolution, adaptations, and classification of life forms from bacteria to animals: Identification of groups of organisms and the most common species; lesser emphasis on cellular and molecular biology and genetics. 0401.00
AA/AS area 1; CSU area B2, B3; IGETC area 5B, 5C
 

Course Number: BIOL 36
Human Genetics
Units: 4
Class:  3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Recommended preparation: Biol 1A or 10
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Survey of basic Mendelian genetics: Basic cytology, cytogenetics, pedigree, multi-factorial inheritance, development and sex determination, DNA composition and gene expression, transcription and translation, mutation, evolution, biotechnology, cancer, genes and the immune system, genetics and behavior, population genetics, and genetic counseling.  0401.00
AA/AS area 1; CSU area B2, B3; IGETC area 5B, 5C
 

Course Number: BIOL 42
Basic Pathophysiology
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture  (GR)
Pre-requisites:  BIOL 2 or 20A, and BIOL 4 or 20B, and BIOL 3
Description: Introduction to the fundamentals of pathophysiology with a focus on physiologic changes and altered functions in the human body resulting from disease processes: Study of basic disease process concepts, body systems, etiology, and pathogenesis of various disorders based on foundation principles from anatomy, physiology and chemistry; exploration of diagnostic procedures, preventative measures, and current therapeutic regimens. 0401.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 46
Introduction to Wildlife Conservation
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Also offered as Envmt 25. Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in Envmt 25.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Introduction to conservation biology, biodiversity, and wildlife observation: Biodiversity, evolution and ecosystems; conservation and field observation methods including visits to local sites to identify and observe species in their ecological context. 0401.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 47
Strategies for the Biology Teaching Assistant
Units: .5-1.5
Class:  1.5-4.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Open-entry/open-exit course
Pre-requisite or co-requisite: Biol 2 or 4 or 20A or 20B or 35 or 48OF
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Course study under this section may be repeated two times for a maximum of 4.5 units. Laboratory preparation and design techniques: Anatomy and physiology laboratory procedures and dissection techniques, computer-based training and testing design and application, and pedagogy and student assistance.  0410.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 48NA-TZ
Selected Topics in Biological Sciences
Units: .5-5
Class:  0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: See section on Selected Topics.  0401.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 49
Independent Study in Biological Sciences
Units: .5-5
Class:  (GR or P/NP)
Course study under this section may be repeated three times for a maximum of 5 units.
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: See section on Independent Study.  0401.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 60A-Z
Natural History of the Bay Area
The following courses are offered under this rubric.
 

Course Number: BIOL 60A
Natural History of the Bay Area: The State Parks, Part I
Units: .5-7
Class:  .5-7 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Also offered as Envst 60A. Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in Envst 60A.
Attendance in on-campus classroom lectures required in order to participate in field lectures for additional units.
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Survey of the natural history of the Bay Area: Climate, geology, geologic history, geomorphology, flora and fauna of selected Bay Area State Parks including Eastshore, Butano, Sugarloaf Ridge, and Henry W. Coe State Parks.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 60B
Natural History of the Bay Area: Mt. Diablo State Park
Units: 1-5
Class:  1-5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Also offered as Envst 60B. Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in Envst 60B.
Attendance in on-campus classroom lectures required in order to participate in field lectures for additional units.
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Survey of the natural history of Mt. Diablo State Park: Climate, geology, geologic history, geomorphology, flora and fauna; survey techniques for field studies and conservation strategies for the endangered species of the park; includes on-site field studies at Mt. Diablo State Park.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 60C
Natural History of the Bay Area: Herpetology
Units: 1-4
Class:  1-4 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Also offered as Envst 60C. Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in Envst 60C.
Attendance in on-campus classroom lectures required in order to participate in field lectures for additional units.
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Course study under this section may be repeated three times for a maximum of 4 units. Survey of the natural history of reptiles and amphibians of the Bay Area: Evolution of reptiles, amphibians and archosaurs; survey techniques for field studies and conservation strategies for the endangered herpetiles of the Bay Area; cladistics and phylogenic studies of reptiles and amphibians; includes on-site field studies in various Bay Area state and regional parks.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 61A-Z
Natural History of the Bay Area
The following courses are offered under this rubric.
 

Course Number: BIOL 61A
Natural History: Salamanders of the Bay Area 1
Units: 1
Class:  1 hour lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Salamanders of the Bay Area: Includes natural history of rare, common, and endangered salamanders.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 61B
Natural History: Spring Herpetology of the Bay Area
Units: 2
Class:  2 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Amphibians and reptiles of the Bay Area found in spring: Endangered as well as common species.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 61C
Natural History: Summer Herpetology of the Bay Area
Units: 1
Class:  1 hour lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Amphibians and reptiles of the Bay Area found in summer: Endangered as well as common species.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 61D
Natural History:  all Herpetology of the Bay Area
Units: 2
Class:  2 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Reptiles of the Bay Area commonly found in fall. Emphasis will be on identification, life histories, habitats and ranges.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 61E
Natural History: Tide Pools of the Greater Bay Area
Units: .5
Class:  .5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Survey of tide-pool life of the Greater Bay Area: Inverte-brates and vertebrates as well as tide-pool flora.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 61F
Natural History: Freshwater Fishes of the Greater Bay Area
Units: 2
Class:  2 hours lecture  (GR/PNP)
Description: Freshwater fishes of the Greater Bay Area: Common, introduced, rare and endangered species, and commercial value and conservation.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 61G
Natural History: Mammals of the Greater Bay Area
Units: 2
Class:  2 hours lecture  (GR/PNP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Survey of Bay Area Mammals: Marine as well as terrestrial mammals, endemic as well as introduced species and relatively recent extinctions.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 61H
Natural History: Butterflies of the Greater Bay Area
Units: 1
Class:  1 hour lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Butterflies of the Greater Bay Area: Life histories of common, rare and endangered species.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 61I
Natural History: Bryophytes of the Greater Bay Area
Units: 1
Class:  1 hour lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Identification of common mosses and liverworts of the greater San Francisco Bay Area: Slide preparation and microscopic examination as well as field identification.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 61J
Natural History: Ferns and their Allies of the Greater Bay Area
Units: .5
Class:  .5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Ferns of the Greater Bay Area and related plants: Natural histories and distribution.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 61K
Natural History: Lichens of the Greater Bay Area
Units: 1
Class:  1 hour lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Common lichens of the Greater San Francisco Bay Area: Microscopic analysis as well as field study.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 62A-Z
Natural History of California
The following courses are offered under this rubric.
 

Course Number: BIOL 62B
Natural History of the Redwood Forest
Units: .5-2
Class:  .5-2 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Also offered as Envst 62B. Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in Envst 62B.
Attendance in on-campus classroom lectures required in order to participate in field lectures for additional units.
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Introduction to the natural history of the Redwood Forest: Climate, geology, geologic history, geomorphology, plants and animals and their interactions in the Redwood Region of California; history, archeology, and current conservation issues.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 62D
Natural History of Devil’s Postpile and the Eastern Sierra
Units: .5-2.5
Class:  .5-2.5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Also offered as Envst 62D. Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in Envst 62D.
Attendance in on-campus classroom lectures required in order to participate in field lectures for additional units.
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Introduction to the natural history of Devil’s Postpile and the Eastern Sierra: Climate, geology, geologic history, geomorphology, plants and animals and their interactions in the Devil’s Postpile and the Eastern Sierra Region of California; history, archeology, and current conservation issues; emphasis on the region’s multifaceted natural history and montane plant and animal species.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 62E
Natural History of the Sutter Buttes
Units: .5-1.5
Class:  .5-1.5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Also offered as Envst 62E. Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in Envst 62E.
Attendance in on-campus classroom lectures required in order to participate in field lectures for additional units.
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Introduction to the natural history of the Sutter Buttes: Unique geography (the only mountains in the middle of California’s Central Valley), geology, geologic history, geomorphology, and ecology of its blue oak woodlands; specially-arranged guided field sessions to the Buttes which are not open to the general public.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 62F
Natural History of the Klamath-Siskiyou Mountains
Units: .5-2.5
Class:  .5-2.5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Also offered as Envst 62F. Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in Envst 62F.
Attendance in on-campus classroom lectures required in order to participate in field lectures for additional units.
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Introduction to the natural history of the Klamath- Siskiyou Mountains: Climate, geology, geologic history, geomorphology, plants and animals and their interactions; history and conservation issues; emphasis on the biodiversity of the region, which has the highest diversity of coniferous tree species in North America due to its being a refugium during the Ice Ages.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 62H
Natural History of Lassen Volcanic National Park
Units: .5-2.5
Class:  .5-2.5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Also offered as Envst 62H. Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in Envst 62H.
Formerly offered as Biol 107.
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Introduction to the natural history of Lassen Volcanic National Park: Climate, geology, geologic history, geomorphology, plant communities, and flora and fauna and their interactions in Lassen Volcanic National Park, the most recently-active volcano in California.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 62I
Natural History of the Yosemite High Country: Mt. Dana to Matterhorn Peak
Units: 1.5
Class:  1.5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Geology, geologic history, geomorphology, plant com-munities: Glacial landscapes, flora and fauna of the Yosemite crest, above 9,000 feet in elevation.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 62J
Natural History of Mt. Whitney and the Southern High Sierra
Units: .5-2.5
Class:  .5 – 2.5 hours lecture
Description: Introduction to the natural history of the highest peak in the contiguous 48 states and the adjacent Sierra crest: Climate, geology, geologic history, geomorphology, plant communities, ecology, characteristic animals and conservation issues of the region. Emphasis on glacial landscape features and conservation efforts for the Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep, a state and federal endangered species.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 62K
Natural History of the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest
Units: 1.5
Class:  1.5 hours Lecture
Description: Geography, climate, geology, plant and animal communities, and ecology of the Bristlecone Pine (Pinus longaeva) in the White Mountains of Eastern California.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 62L
Ecology of California Redwood National and State Parks
Units: 1.5
Class:  1.5 hours Lecture
Description: Climate, geology, ecology, history and continuing conservation issues of the Coast Redwood, Sequoia sempervirens, in the National and State Parks of California.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 62M
Natural History of the Warner Mountains 
Units: 1.5
Class:  1.5 hours Lecture
Description: Introduction to the geography, climate, geology, flora, fauna, ecological interactions and conservation in the Warner Mountains of Northeastern California.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 62N
Natural History of the Carrizo Plain 
Units: 1.5
Class:  1.5 hours Lecture
Description: Introduction to the geography, geology, flora, fauna, ecological interactions and conservation of the Carrizo Plain National Monument.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 63A-H
Wildlife of North America
There are currently no courses offered under this rubric.
 

Course Number: BIOL 64A-H
Natural History of Western North America
There are currently no courses offered under this rubric.
 

Course Number: BIOL 64E
Natural History of Ano Nuevo State Park
Units: .5
Class:  .5 hours lecture  (GR/PNP)
Description: Ano Nuevo State Park: Geologic history, flora and fauna with special emphasis on elephant seals.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 64F
Natural History of Black Diamond Mines
Units: .5
Class:  .5 hours lecture  (GR/PNP)
Description: Survey of the flora and common fauna of Black Diamond Mines: History of the mines, geology, and ecosystems.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 64G
Natural History: Parklands of the Solano Land Trust
Units: 1
Class:  1 hours lecture  (GR/PNP)
Description: Flora, fauna and ecology of the parks of Sunol Land Trust: King Ranch, Swett Ranch and Lynch Canyon.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 64H
Natural History of Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Units: .5
Class:  .5 hours lecture  (GR/PNP)
Description: Salt water marshlands of the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge: Ecology, flora and fauna as well as conservation efforts.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 64I
Natural History of Point Reyes National Seashore
Units: 1
Class:  1 hours lecture  (GR/PNP)
Description: Survey of the flora, fauna, geology and ecosystems of Point Reyes National Seashore.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 64J
Natural History of the Jepson Prairie
Units: .5
Class: .5 hours lecture  (GR/PNP)
Description: Survey of the ecosystem of the Jepson Prairie: Emphasis on vernal pool flora and fauna.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 64K
Natural History of the McLaughlin Reserve
Units: 1
Class: 1 hours lecture  (GR/PNP)
Description: Study of the flora, fauna, and ecology of the McLaughlin Reserve.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 64L
Natural History of Antioch Dunes
Units: .5
Class: .5 hours lecture  (GR/PNP)
Description: Ecosystem of the Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge: Flora, fauna, ecology, history and conservation.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 64M
Natural History of the Mt. Hamilton Reserve
Units: 1
Class: 1 hours lecture  (GR/PNP)
Description: Survey of the flora, fauna, and ecology of the Mt. Hamilton Reserve.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 64N
Natural History of Morgan Territory
Units: .5
Class: .5 hours lecture  (GR/PNP)
Description: Ecosystems of the Morgan Territory Regional Park: Flora, fauna and ecology.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 64O
Natural History of Grizzly Island
Units: .5
Class: .5 hours lecture  (GR/PNP)
Description: Ecosystem of the Grizzly Island Regional Park: Flora, fauna and ecology.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 64P
Natural History of Salt Point State Park
Units: .5
Class: .5 hours lecture  (GR/PNP)
Description: Survey of the Natural History of Salt Point State Park: Flora, fauna, geology with special emphasis on the pygmy pine barrens.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 64Q
Natural History of Coyote Hills Regional Park
Units: .5
Class: .5 hours lecture  (GR/PNP)
Description: Survey of the flora, fauna, geology and ecosystems of Coyote Hills Regional Park.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 64R
Natural History of Mt. Tamalpais State Park
Units: 1
Class: 1 hours lecture  (GR/PNP)
Description: Survey of Mt. Tampalpais State Park: Flora, fauna, geology and ecosystems.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 64S
Natural History of Mt. St. Helena
Units: 1
Class: 1 hours lecture  (GR/PNP)
Description: Survey of Mt. St. Helena: Geology, flora, fauna and ecosystems.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 64T
Natural History of San Bruno Mountain State Park
Units: .5
Class: .5 hours lecture  (GR/PNP)
Description: Survey of San Bruno Mountain State Park: Flora and fauna with emphasis on endemic flora.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 65A
Natural History of Taiwan
Units: 1
Class: 1 hour Lecture
Description: Introduction to the climate, geology, flora, fauna, ecological interactions, conservation and cultures of Taiwan, also known as “Ihla Formosa,” or Beautiful Island, to early Portuguese explorers.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 65B
Natural History of Iceland
Units: 1
Class: 1 hour Lecture
Description: Introduction to the climate, geology, flora, fauna, history and conservation of Iceland. Emphasis on the Atlantic Ocean tectonic spreading zone, a major geologic feature of the earth’s crust. In Iceland this zone is easily accessible, as it is on land and not on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 70A-H
Natural History of Rivers
The following courses are offered under this rubric.
 

Course Number: BIOL 70B
Natural History of the Rogue River
Units: .5-5
Class: .5-5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Also offered as Envst 70B. Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in Envst 70B.
Attendance in on-campus classroom lectures required in order to participate in field lectures for additional units.
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Introduction to the dynamics of the Rogue River system in Oregon as well as to the natural history of the canyons and valleys through which it flows: Basic hydraulic phenomena as well as the finer craft and art of navigating the river in river rafts and kayaks; classroom sessions followed by a float trip on the river.   0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 70C
Natural History of the Selway River and Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness
Units: .5-4
Class: .5-4 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Also offered as Envst 70C. Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in Envst 70C.
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Introduction to the natural history of the Selway River and the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness in the Rocky Mountains in northern Idaho: Geology, geologic history (including alpine glaciation), geomorphology, forest types and vegetation communities, fire ecology, and fauna (including recently reestablished wolf populations); river dynamics, hydraulic phenomena and the craft and art of navigating a river in rafts and kayaks; classroom sessions followed by a float trip on the Selway River in northern Idaho.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 70D
Natural History of the Owyhee River and the High Desert of Eastern Oregon
Units: 1
Class: 1 hour lecture  (GR/PNP)
Also offered as ENVST 70D.  Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in ENVST 70D.
Description: Desert and river ecology of East-Central Oregon: Geography, geology, geologic history, landscapes, flora and fauna and their interactions, and river dynamics.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 70E
Natural History of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways and Ozarks of Missouri
Units: 1
Class: 1 hour lecture
Description: Introduction to the geology, landscapes, flora, fauna, federally-designated national scenic rivers and to the human history and culture of the Ozarks of Missouri.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 80A-H
Birds of Central California and the Bay Area
The following courses are offered under this rubric.
 

Course Number: BIOL 80A
Raptors of Central California and the Bay Area
Units: .5-2.5
Class: .5-2.5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Also offered as Envst 80A. Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in Envst 80A.
Attendance in on-campus classroom lectures required in order to participate in field lectures for additional units.
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Introduction to the basic biology of birds with an emphasis on hawks, eagles, falcons, kites, owls, vultures and other raptors of Central California and the Bay Area: Identification, classification, evolution, migration and ecology of the raptors; field sessions in outstanding fall migration and overwintering areas presenting these birds in their natural habitats.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 80B
Bird Songing: The Ecology of Bird Songs and Identification by Ear
Units: .5-2.5
Class: .5-2.5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Also offered as Envst 80B. Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in Envst 80B.
Attendance in on-campus classroom lectures required in order to participate in field lectures for additional units.
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Introduction to the identification, classification, and ecology of birds in terms of how they communicate and use their songs: Emphasis on Central California and Bay Area birds, with special attention paid to birds such as passerines, hummingbirds, and parrots that memorize and learn their songs; concepts relating to how birds sing, learn their songs, mimic one another, and play duets together.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 80C
Fundamentals of Ornithology and Birding in Central California and the Bay Area
Units: .5-7
Class: .5-7 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Also offered as Envst 80C. Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in Envst 80C.
Attendance in on-campus classroom lectures required in order to participate in field lectures for additional units.
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Fundamentals of ornithology: Emphasis on habitats from the pelagic to the High Sierra and the birds found there.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 80D
Ecology of the California Condor
Units: 1.5
Class: 1.5 Hours Lecture
Description: Introduction to the California Condor, Gymnogyps californianus: its characteristics, life history, habitat and niche, past and present  ranges and conservation challenges.  0408.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 248NA-TZ
Selected Topics in Biological Sciences
Units: .5-5
Class: 0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Description: See section on Selected Topics.  0401.00
 

Course Number: BIOL 260
Biology Success Skills
Units: .5-1
Class: .5-1 hour lecture (GR or P/NP)
Non-degree applicable
Description: Study of topics basic to biology: Biological chemistry, cell structure and function, genetics, and use of the microscope.  4930.14
 

Course Number: BIOL 348NA-TZ
Selected Topics in Biological Sciences
Units: .5-5
Class: 0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Non-degree applicable
Description: See section on Selected Topics.  0401.00