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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 NMAT 255 with a minimum grade of C Strongly Recommended: BIO 30 with a minimum grade of C
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 with a minimum grade of C or an appropriate skill level demonstrated through the mathematics assessment process Strongly Recommended: BIO 30 with a minimum grade of C
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: BIO 1A or BIO 1B, MATH 55 and CHEM 1A with a minimum grade of C Eligibility for ENG 1A
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
BIO 2A Bioinformatics 4.00 Units
Principles of Bioinformatics. Project-based course which will analyze complex biological data. The course introduces students to the tools used for computational exercises relevant to current biotechnologies and computational biology. Prequisite: BIO 30 or BIO 1C (this course has a prerequisite of CHEM 1A) and CS 7, MATH 40 with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
BIO 7A Human Anatomy 5.00 Units
Structural organization of the human body: gross and microscopic structure of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, sensory, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, excretory, and reproductive systems, from cellular to organ system levels of organization. This course is primarily intended for nursing, allied health, kinesiology, and other health related majors. Prerequisite: BIO 30 with a minimum grade of C 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. Prerequisite: BIO 7A and CHEM 1A or CHEM 30A or CHEM 31 with a minimum grade of C Strongly Recommended: CHEM 30B with a minimum grade of C and Eligibility for ENG 1A and
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
BIO 7C Microbiology 5.00 Units
This course focuses on viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoans, and helminths, 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 standard bacteriological techniques (culturing, staining, biochemical testing, sensitivity testing etc.) as well as some molecular and immunological techniques, such as PCR and ELISA. Laboratory work also includes identification of unknowns, and/or independent research projects. Prerequisite: BIO 30, CHEM 30A or CHEM 1A with a minimum grade of C Strongly Recommended: BIO 7A with a minimum grade of C ENG 1A with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
BIO 10 Intro to the Science of Biol 4.00 Units
This course focuses on basic principles of biology, including scientific investigation and the study of the nature of living things. Focus is on student understanding of evolution and the unity and diversity of life from the molecular level to ecosystems and biosphere. Designed for non-majors in biology and biomedical sciences.
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 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 110 or MATH 110B and Eligibility for ENG 1A
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
BIO 40 Humans and the Environment 3.00 Units
Introduction to environmental issues from a scientific perspective, focusing on physical, chemical, and biological processes within the Earth system, the interaction between humans and these processes, and the role of science in finding sustainable solutions. Topics include ecological principles, biodiversity, climate change, sustainability, renewable and non-renewable energy, water resources, air and water pollution, and solid waste management. Strongly Recommended: Eligibility for ENG 1A
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.
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
BIO 55 Orientation to Health Care 2.00 Units
Examine physiological, psychological, ethical, social, and public health issues. Introduce the workings of the human body and mind and explore the relationship between health and larger cultural and societal issues. Introduce medical terminology. Review diseases, including causes, symptoms, how they affect the body systems, and treatment options available. Investigate, analyze, and evaluate professional opportunities, educational requirements and personal characteristics with the intent to acquire insight into careers in the allied health field, with specific focus on transfer science, clinical programs (pre-nursing, EMT, surgical technology, medical assisting), and health administrative support. Gain the academic framework and perspective necessary to pursue a career in health sciences, as well as benefit anyone confronting health care issues in today's complex world.
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
A hands-on course in field biology for non-science majors. Students will learn basic concepts about ecology and environmental science through outdoor activities and exploration of a variety of ecosystems. The goals are to gain experience and develop skills in the following areas: identification of plants and animals, first-hand knowledge of a wide array of organism life histories, quantitative field research techniques and procedures applicable to plants and animals, and methods of recording data and procedures applicable to plants and animals, and methods of recording data and observations. Required field trips to local and regional habitats focus on seasonally relevant events, processes, and appropriate methodologies to study these communities.
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 

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