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Biological Sciences LPC
BIO 1A General Botany 5.00 Units
Diversity, structure and function of plant, fungal, and protistan phyla. Topics include development, morphology, physiology and systematics. Principles of population and community ecology and ecosystem interactions. (Note: Formerly BOTN 1.) Prerequisite: MATH 55 or 55B or Strongly Recommended: BIO 30
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
BIO 1B General Zoology 5.00 Units
Major groups of animal phyla and heterotrophic unicellular eukaryotes. Topics include comparative structure and function, development, ecology, taxonomy, phylogeny, evolution, and behavior. Designed for majors in biological sciences and related fields. (Note: Formerly ZOOL 1.) Prerequisite: Math 55 OR 55B or an appropriate skill level demonstrated through the mathematics assessment process. Strongly recommended: BIO 30 (formerly BIOL 31).
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
BIO 1C Cell and Molecular Biology 5.00 Units
Principles of cell and molecular biology. Includes biochemistry, cell structure and function, cell homeostasis, cell metabolism, cell reproduction, cell communication, genetics, molecular biology, biotechnology, and evolution. Emphasis on scientific inquiry and experimental design. (Note:Formerly BIOL 1.) Prerequisite: MATH 55; BIO 1A (formerly Botany 1) or BIO 1B (formerly ZOOL 1) completed with a grade of "C" or higher ; CHEM 1A and eligibility for ENG 1A.
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
BIO 7A Human Anatomy 5.00 Units
Structure and function of the human body with emphasis on microscopic, gross, and developmental anatomy. Microscopic examination of normal and pathological tissues, and dissection, supplemented by use of charts, models, and computer assisted instruction. (Note: Formerly ANAT 1.) Prerequisite: BIO 30 (formerly BIOL 31) or equivalent course (completed with a grade of "C" or higher). Strongly recommended: Eligibility for ENG 1A
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
BIO 7B Human Physiology 5.00 Units
Function and regulation of the human body. This course examines general, cellular, and molecular interactions that integrate the organ systems to maintain homeostasis. Human responses and computer simulations are used to collect and analyze data. Designed for nursing, physical and occupational therapy, and other health sciences majors. (Note: Formerly PHSI 1.) Prerequisite: ANAT 1 or BIO 7A, CHEM 30A, or CHEM 31, or CHEM 1A (all completed with grade of ā€œCā€ or higher). Strongly recommended: CHEM 30B and ENG 1A, (all completed with grade of ā€œCā€ or higher).
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
BIO 7C Microbiology 5.00 Units
Bacteria, fungi, protozoans, parasites, and viruses with an emphasis on their relationship to humans. Cultivation, control, metabolism, body's defense against disease, microbial genetics, laboratory tests, and contemporary diseases are discussed. Methods used in the laboratory include staining, investigation, cultivation, identification of unknowns, and sensitivity testing. (Note: Formerly MICR 1) Prerequisite: BIO 30 (formerly BIOL 31) and CHEM 30A or Chemistry 1A (all completed with a grade of "C" or higher). Strongly recommended: BIO 7A (formerly ANAT 1) and ENG 1A.
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
BIO 10 Intro to the Science of Biol 4.00 Units
Basic principles of biology, dealing with the nature of living things, and the nature of scientific investigation and its bioethical impact in our modern world. Designed for non-majors in biology and biomedical sciences. (Note: Formerly BIOL 10)
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
BIO 20 Contemporary Human Biology 3.00 Units
A study of the Human organism, beginning at the cellular level, emphasizing organ systems, and also including topics of genetics and biotechnology. (Note: Formerly BIOL 20.)
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
BIO 29B Independent Study- Biology .50 to 2.00 Units
Supervised study in the area of biology. Any student interested in registering for a Independent Studies course should contact a full/part-time instructor or dean in the appropriate area no later than the last day of the tenth week of instruction.
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
BIO 29Z Independent Study- Zoology .50 Units
Supervised study in the area of Zoology. Any student interested in registering for a Independent Studies course should contact a full/part-time instructor or dean in the appropriate area no later than the last day of the tenth week of instruction.
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
BIO 30 Intro to College Biology 4.00 Units
Basic principles of biology. Cell structure and function, cell division, cell metabolism, reproduction, genetics, taxonomy, origin of life, and evolution. Laboratory emphasis on developing various laboratory skills, using the metric system, collecting data, graphing, interpreting data, and preparing for and taking laboratory exams. Designed to prepare the necessary concepts and laboratory skills and experience that are needed to succeed in more advanced courses in biology. (Note: Formerly BIOL 31.) Strongly recommended: Math 65 or 65B and eligibility for English 1A.
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
BIO 40 Humans and the Environment 3.00 Units
Identification of problems created by humans modification of their environment by focusing on ecological interactions involving the human species; investigating the life processes of organisms as they relate to specific environments. 3 hours. (Note: Formerly, ECOL 10)
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
BIO 50 Anatomy and Physiology 4.00 Units
Structure and function of the human body is studied. Emphasis on human anatomy and physiological principles at the cellular and systemic level. Designed primarily for majors in paramedic and medical assisting programs and pre-medical students who wish to explore the realm of anatomy and physiology. (Note: Formerly BIOL 50.)
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
BIO 60 Marine Biology 4.00 Units
Ocean as a habitat, the organisms that inhabit marine waters, their ecology, adaptations and evolution, and the role of the ocean in the ecology of the biosphere. (Note: Formerly BIOL 5.)
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
BIO 70 Field Biology 3.00 Units
California ecosystems and living vertebrates, their behavior, evolution and ecology, and their interactions with humans. Formerly BIOL 40.
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 

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