BIO - Biology

All courses are alphabetized by course code. All courses are to be pursued in a normal sequence with prerequisite courses taken as indicated. Provided for each course is the following information: course number and title; number of class, laboratory, clinical/shop/work experience (if any), and credit hours; and the semester in which the course is offered - FA (Fall), SP (Spring), and SU (Summer).


BIO-110 Principles of Biology (3 3 0 4) — Fall, Spring

This course provides a survey of fundamental biological principles for non-science majors. Emphasis is placed on basic chemistry, cell biology, metabolism, genetics, evolution, ecology, diversity, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate increased knowledge and better understanding of biology as it applies to everyday life. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Natural Science. This course has been approved for transfer under the ICAA as a general education course in Natural Science. (FA or SP). National ID (CIP) 26.0101. This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course. [SBCC/BOG 02/21/14]


BIO-111 General Biology I (3 3 0 4) — Fall

RCC prerequisite: Take one set: Set 1: RED-090; Set 2: DRE-098 or acceptable placement score.

This course introduces the principles and concepts of biology. Emphasis is placed on basic biological chemistry, molecular and cellular biology, metabolism and energy transformation, genetics, evolution, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate understanding of life at the molecular and cellular levels. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Natural Science. This course has been approved for transfer under the ICAA as a general education course in Natural Science. (FA). National ID (CIP) 26.0101. This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course. [SBCC/BOG 02/21/14]


BIO-112 General Biology II (3 3 0 4) — Spring

State prerequisite: Take BIO-111

This course is a continuation of BIO 111. Emphasis is placed on organisms, evolution, biodiversity, plant and animal systems, ecology, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate comprehension of life at the organismal and ecological levels. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Natural Science. This course has been approved for transfer under the ICAA as a general education course in Natural Science. (SP only). National ID (CIP) 26.0101. This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course. [SBCC/BOG 02/21/14]


BIO-163 Basic Anat & Physiology (4 2 0 5) — Fall, Spring

RCC prerequisite: Take one set: Set 1: RED-090; Set 2: DRE-098; or acceptable placement score.

This course provides a basic study of the structure and function of the human body. Topics include a basic study of the body systems as well as an introduction to homeostasis, cells, tissues, nutrition, acid-base balance, and electrolytes. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the fundamental principles of anatomy and physiology and their interrelationships. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. This course has been approved for transfer under the ICAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. (FA and SP). National ID (CIP) 26.0403.


BIO-168 Anatomy and Physiology I (3 3 0 4) — Fall

RCC prerequisite: Take one set: Set 1: RED-090; Set 2: DRE-098; or acceptable placement score.

This course provides a comprehensive study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include body organization, homeostasis, cytology, histology, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems and special senses. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of principles of anatomy and physiology and their interrelationships. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. This course has been approved for transfer under the ICAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. (FA only). National ID (CIP) 26.0403.


BIO-169 Anatomy and Physiology II (3 3 0 4) — Spring

State prerequisite: Take BIO-168

This course provides a continuation of the comprehensive study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems as well as metabolism, nutrition, acid-base balance, and fluid and electrolyte balance. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of principles of anatomy and physiology and their interrelationships. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. This course has been approved for transfer under the ICAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. (SP only). National ID (CIP) 26.0403.


BIO-175 General Microbiology (2 2 0 3) — Fall, Spring

State prerequisites: Take one: BIO-110, BIO-111, BIO-163, BIO-165, or BIO-168

This course covers principles of microbiology with emphasis on microorganisms and human disease. Topics include an overview of microbiology and aspects of medical microbiology, identification and control of pathogens, disease transmission, host resistance, and immunity. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of microorganisms and the disease process as well as aseptic and sterile techniques. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. This course has been approved for transfer under the ICAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. (FA and SP). National ID (CIP) 26.0502.