Lower-Division

BIOL 15 Undergraduate Research Reports

Undergraduate students who work in faculty research laboratories present the results of their projects. Organized by the Minority Undergraduate Research Program and the Minority Access to Research Careers Program. Designed for students with membership in the above-mentioned programs. Prerequisite(s): qualifications as determined by instructor at first class meeting.

Credits

1

Instructor

Alan Zahler, Melissa Jurica

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Spring

BIOL 20A Cell and Molecular Biology

Introduction to biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, and genetics.

Credits

5

Instructor

John Tamkun, Michael Rexach

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1A; students with a chemistry AP score of 4 or higher who wish to start their biology coursework prior to completing the CHEM 1A, may enroll by permission of the instructor.

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

BIOL 20L Experimental Biology Laboratory

Provides biology majors with the theory and practice of experimental biology. A wide range of concepts and techniques used in the modern laboratory are included in the exercises. Designed to satisfy the introductory biology lab requirement of many medical and professional schools. Students are billed a materials fee.

Credits

2

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A and previous or concurrent enrollment in BIOE 20B.

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

BIOL 80A Female Physiology and Gynecology

Biochemical, medical, social, and clinical aspects of the female body. Emphasis will be on biological-chemical interactions in the female organs. Topics include female anatomy, cell physiology, endocrine functions, sexuality and intimacy, sexually transmitted diseases, puberty, pregnancy, menopause, birth control, abortion, immunity, cancer.

Credits

5

General Education Code

SI

Quarter offered

Spring

BIOL 80E Evolution

Introduction to Darwinian evolution including how the theory was devised and a discussion of other theories proposed at the time. Explores the facts and evidence of evolutionary processes and the insights they provide in biological diversity, consequences of extinction, and emergence of new diseases. Includes a discussion of evolution and spirituality.

Credits

5

General Education Code

SI

BIOL 80J Biology of Emerging and Pandemic Diseases

Designed to introduce non-biology majors to the biology of viruses, the human immune system, HIV/AIDS, and emerging viral pandemics. Also explores vaccine technology and viral mediated therapies. Social, political, and economic influences of HIV and other viral pandemics discussed.

Credits

5

General Education Code

PE-T

Quarter offered

Winter

BIOL 86 Research Deconstruction: MCD Biology

Explores scientific principles and logic through research seminars in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology. Additional topics may include diseases, stem cell biology, and other medically relevant areas in biomedical research. Prerequisite(s): Mathematics 3 or equivalent (i.e., mathematics placement examination score), and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to first-year, sophomore, and junior students. Enrollment is by permission of the instructor.

Credits

3

Instructor

Grant Hartzog

Quarter offered

Spring

BIOL 88 Studies in Medicine: Its Art, History, Science, and Philosophy

An interdisciplinary, multicultural, and historical perspective of medicine focused primarily upon therapy and practice to achieve better understanding of the scope, practice, and limits or medicine.

Credits

5

Instructor

Grant Hartzog

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.

General Education Code

SI

Quarter offered

Spring