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Course Descriptions

(Source: 2013-2015 Berkeley City College Catalog)

BIOL 1A, 5 Units

General Biology

3 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory (GR). Prerequisite: CHEM 1A. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Introduction to general biology: Cell structure and function, metabolism, molecular and organismal genetics, and animal physiology.

 

BIOL 1B, 5 Units

General Biology

3 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory (GR). Prerequisite: BIOL 1A. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Continuation of BIOL 1A: Origin of life, evolution, classification, plant structure and function, and ecology.

 

BIOL 3, 5 Units

Microbiology

4 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR). Prerequisite: CHEM 1A or 30A. Recommended preparation: BIOL 10. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

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.

 

BIOL 10, 4 Units

Introduction to Biology

3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR). 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: UC/CSU

Fundamentals 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.

 

BIOL 13, 3 Units

Principles of Ecology

3 hours lecture (GR). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Study of the interactions 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.

 

BIOL 13L, 1 Unit

Principles of Ecology and Sustainable Systems Lab

3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite or corequisite: BIOL 13 or ENVMT 2 or (ENVST 11). Not open for credit to students who have completed ENVMT 2L (or ENVMT 11L) or are currently enrolled in ENVMT 2L at Merritt. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

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.

 

BIOL 25, 3 Units

Human Biology

3 hours lecture (GR). Not open for credit to students who have completed BIOL 1A or 1B or 10. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

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.

 

BIOL 27, 3 Units

Human Sexuality

3 hours lecture (GR). Also offered as HLTED 27 and PSYCH 12. Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in HLTED 27. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Exploration and analysis of the multifaceted aspects of human sexuality: Physiological, psychological, anatomical, sociological, legal, medical, educational, cultural; urogenital system of both sexes, birth control devices, and pregnancy.

 

BIOL 32, 2 Units

Scientific Literature

2 hours lecture (GR). Recommended preparation: ENGL 201A or 201B. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Comprehension and analytical assessment of technical and scientific writing: Evaluation of logic, experimental design, data, and conclusions in selected papers; purpose, value, and use of written protocols in science laboratories.

 

BIOL 33, 6 Units

Applied Immunology

4 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory (GR). Prerequisite: BIOL 3 and CHEM 30B. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Specific and non-specific reactions in immunity: Basis of cell-mediated and humoral immunity, role of the immune system in health and disease, methods and applications of immunochemistry to medicine and biotechnology.

 

BIOL 34, 6 Units

Applied Molecular Genetics

4 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory (GR). Prerequisite: BIOL 3 and CHEM 30B. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Principles of molecular genetics and evolution: Structure and replication of genetic material, gene structure, transfer and expression of genetic information, recombinant DNA methodology, research and industrial applications of biotechnology.

 

BIOL 48UA-ZZ, .5-5 Units

Selected Topics in Biological Sciences

0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU

See section on Selected Topics.

 

BIOL 49, .5-5 Units

Independent Study in Biological Sciences

(GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU

See section on Independent Study.

 

BIOL 200, .5 Units

Biotechnology Seminar

.5 hours lecture (GR)

History and survey of biotechnology and related industries in the San Francisco Bay Region: Employment prospects, job descriptions, methods for obtaining employment, and current research and development in biotechnology.

 

BIOL 230A, 2 Units

Scientific Instrumentation I

1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR). Not open for credit to students who have completed BIOL 230.

Introduction to the laboratory: Use of common equipment items, including hand-held measuring devices, scales, pH meters, spectrophotometers, centrifuges and autoclave; laboratory mathematics, media and buffer preparation, aseptic technique, basic microbiological techniques, chemical safety, hazardous waste disposal, and good manufacturing practices.

 

BIOL 230B, 2 Units

Scientific Instrumentation II

1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR). Prerequisite: BIOL 3 and 232, or 230A and 232. Recommended preparation: BIOL 32. Not open for credit to students who have completed BIOL 230.

Continuation of BIOL 230A: Introduction to fermentation, protein purification methodologies, protein assays, bioassays, gel electrophoresis, quality assurance, quality control, good manufacturing practices, survey of biotechnology and research laboratories.

 

BIOL 232, 2 Units

Readings in Science

2 hours lecture (GR)

Instrumentation to scientific reading: Scientific terminology, basic concepts in biology and chemistry, interpreting data presented in scientific tables and figures, and constructing protocols and references.

 

BIOL 248UA-ZZ, .5-5 Units

Selected Topics in Biological Sciences

0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

See section on Selected Topics.

 

(Source: 2013-2015 Berkeley City College Catalog)

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