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Biological Science

Exploring the Biological World

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Biology Courses




Health Biology/ Biosc 005

3 hours lecture, 1 hour lab, 3 Units; No Prerequisites

 

(Formerly BIOSC 5S) This is an introductory course that covers the biological concepts and principles underlying human health and fitness. The course content includes the basic functions of the human cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous, digestive, immune, and reproductive systems, and the effects of diet, exercise, certain drugs, and stress on these systems. The course includes up-to-date information on biological and medical discoveries related to human health. Issues related to mental health, addiction, and sexually transmitted diseases will also be emphasized. Hands-on mini-lab assignments will serve to demonstrate the alive, exciting concepts. This course meets the General Education Graduation Requirement for Health. May not be repeated.

 

 Requirements Satisfied By This Course:
LMC: GE: Biological Sciences; GCR: Health Education; DA
Transfer: UC, CSU Gen. Ed. Area E1

 

Lead Instructor: Sharon Wellbrook

 

Current Required Text(s): Core Concepts in Health, 11th edition, Insel and Roth ISBN 978-0-07-338077-3  (older editions can be used, but it will be the student’s responsibility to find the correct page numbers).

 

Other Required Materials/Supplies: Bio 5 Lab Syllabus by Wellbrook

Estimated Total Course Cost (including texts and supplies, but not transportation or parking):
About $200.00 per semester


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Environmental Biology/ Biosci 007

 

3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 4 Units; No Prerequisites
An introduction to the biological concepts, principles, and laws underlying ecology. An interdisciplinary approach will be used to develop an understanding of the significant relationships existing between organisms and the environment. The creative process of scientific inquiry, the aesthetics of science, the limitation and implications of scientific knowledge will be emphasized. Problem solving, and effective learning will be emphasized throughout this course.

 

Requirements Satisfied By This Course:
LMC General Education Requirement for Science LR
LMC: Gen. Ed./DA
Transfer: UC, CSU, Gen. Ed. Area B2, B3

 

Lead Instructor: Danielle Liubicich

 

Current Required Text(s): Essential Environment: The Science Behind the Stories, 3rd Edition, Withgott and Brennan, ISBN: 0-321-62652-4 . In the LMC bookstore, this textbook should come bundled with Dire Predictions, Mann and Kump

 

Other Required Materials/Supplies: Supplemental Lab Manual

 

Estimated Total Course Cost (including texts and supplies, but not transportation or parking):
About $150.00 per semester

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General Biology/ Biosc 010

 

3 hours lecture, 4 hours lab, 4 Units; No Prerequisites

(Formerly BIOSC 10LS) An integrated study with laboratory techniques and methods of the biological concepts, principles, and laws pertaining to life processes. An interdisciplinary approach will be used to develop an understanding of living organisms in terms of these processes, especially the human species. The creative process of scientific inquiry, the aesthetics of science, and the implications of scientific knowledge will be emphasized. Throughout the course, critical thinking, problem solving, and effective learning will be emphasized. This course meets the General Education Requirement for Science. May not be repeated

 

Requirements Satisfied By This Course: LMC: GE: Biological Sciences; DA
Transfer: UC, CSU Gen. Ed. Area B2, B3, IGETC Area 5B

 

Lead Instructor: Mark Lewis and Jancy Rickman

 

Current Required Text(s): What Is Life? A Guide To Biology (With Physiology), 2nd edition by Phelan

 

Other Required Materials/Supplies: Biology 10 BLC LAB Workbook Third Edition by Lewis

 

Estimated Total Course Cost (including texts and supplies, but not transportation or parking):
About $250.00 per semester


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Principles of Biology: Cellular/ Biosc 020

3 hours lecture, 6 hours lab, 5 Units

 

Prerequisite: Intermediate Algebra

Advisory: High school Biology and/or Chemistry, or BIOSC 010, or BIOSC 021



This is an integrated study of the fundamental concepts of biology. Using laboratory methods and techniques, the principles and laws underlying plant and animal life processes are addressed on the molecular and cellular levels. An interdisciplinary approach will be used to treat cytology, biochemical cycles, proteonomics, genenomics, reproduction, and embryonic development. The critical and creative process of scientific inquiry and the implications of scientific knowledge will be emphasized. Skills in critical thinking, problem solving, and effective learning will be employed throughout the course. Required for biological science majors.

Requirements Satisfied By This Course:
(CAN BIOL 2, CAN BIOL SEQ A) LR LMC: Gen ed./DA (LMC General Education Course)
Transfer: UC, CSU, Gen. Ed. Area B2, B3

 

Lead Instructor: Jancy Rickman

Current Required Text(s): Campbell Biology, 9th edition, by Reece et al

ISBN 13:9780321558237

 

Lab Manual: Principles of Biology: Cellular Processes by Rickman

 

Optional Lab Text: A Photographic Atlas for the Biology Laboratory, 6th edition or later, Van De Graaf and Crawley ISBN 978-08-9582803-3


Estimated Total Course Cost (including texts and supplies, but not transportation or parking):
About $350.00 per semester


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Principles Of Biology:Organismic/Biosci 021

 

3 hours lecture, 6 hours lab, 5 Units

 

Prerequisite: BIOSC 020

Advisory: High school Biology and/or Chemistry, or BIOSC 010


An integrated study of biological processes and principles that lead to increasing higher levels of organization. The course focuses on three major areas of study: Evolutionary principles, Unity and Diversity of Life and Ecology. Major topics will include Origin of Life, evolutionary mechanisms, evidence of evolution, speciation, diversity of life; plant form and function; population and community ecology; ecosystems and environmental concerns. Academic skills such as critical thinking, problem solving and effective learning will be emphasized throughout the course. Laboratory methods, techniques and field work will be included with all major topics.

 

Requirements Satisfied By This Course:
(CAN BIOL SEQ A) LMC: DA
Transfer: UC, CSU, Gen. Ed. Area B2, B3

 

Lead Instructor: Jancy Rickman

 

Current Required Text(s): Campbell Biology, 9th edition, by Reece et al

ISBN 13:9780321558237

 

Other Required Materials/Supplies:
Principles of Biology; Organismal Study by Rickman (Supplemental Lab Manual)

Estimated Total Course Cost (including texts and supplies, but not transportation or parking):
About $350.00per semester

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Introduction to Anatomy And Physiology/ Biosc 030

2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab, 3 Units

Prerequisite: None

Advisory: None

This course is designed to cover basic anatomy and physiology. Fundamentals of body structure and function and the elegantinterrelationships between body organs and how they perform will be explored. All of the systems of the body, including very basic microscopic anatomy and simple physiological chemistry will be covered in this one semester course. May not be repeated.

Requirements Satisfied By This Course: LMC: DA Transfer: CSU

 

Lead Instructor: Denise Speer

 

Current Required Text(s): Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 9th edition by Elaine Marieb

 

Other Required Materials/Supplies: Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology (30) by Jerry Davis supplemental lab manual

 

Estimated Total Course Cost (including texts and supplies, but not transportation or parking):
About $250.00 per semester

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Human Anantomy/ Biosc 040

3 hours lecture, 6 hours lab, 5 Units

Prerequisite: None

Advisory: BIOSC-030 or equivalent course

 

A comprehensive exploration of gross and microscopic anatomy: from cellular to systems that presents the human body as an integrated organism. Extensive dissections of human cadavers
and preserved animal organs will constitute the bulk of the lab. May not be repeated.

 

Requirements Satisfied By This Course: Transfer: UC; CSU Gen. Ed. Area B2, B3; IGETC Area 5B LMC: DA

 

Lead Instructor: Denise Speer

 

Current Required Text(s): Principles of Human Anatomy (12th edition) by Tortora. 11th edition is acceptable.

 

Other Required Materials/Supplies: Module for Biological Sciences 40 by Speer; Laboratory Manual for Human Anatomy by Speer

 

Estimated Total Course Cost (including texts and supplies, but not transportation or parking):
About $450.00 per semester



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Human Physiology/ Bio 045

3 hours lecture, 6 hours lab, 5 Units

 

Advisory:Biosc 40 and a college level chemistry course

A comprehensive exploration of general human physiology beginning with a discussion of the molecular and cellular basis of physiology, followed by an analysis of molecular, cellular, and tissue functions as they relate to each of the systems of the body and the total human organism. Critical and quantitative thinking and problem solving will be emphasized, and modern physiological recording instruments will be utilized extensively to analyze human physiological function. May not be repeated.

Transfer: UC, CSU Gen. Ed. Area B2, B3, IGETC Area 5B

 

Requirements Satisfied By This Course: LMC RN Program Human Physiology pre-requisite, pre-requisite for many other RN and other health-related programs, Transfer: UC, CSU Gen. Ed. Area B2, B3, IGETC Area 5B

 

Lead Instructor: Durwynne Hsieh

 

Current Required Text(s): Marieb & Hoehn – Human Anatomy and Physiology, 9th edition
Hsieh – Human Physiology Lab Manual

 

Other Required Materials/Supplies: Colored pens/pencils, Sharpie marker

 

Estimated Total Course Cost (including texts and supplies, but not transportation or parking):
Approx. $370 for California residents, more for non-residents.



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Introduction to Microbiology/ Biosc 050

2 hours lecture, 6 hours lab, 4 Units

 

Prerequisite: CHEM 6 or 7 or 8 or 20 or 21 or 25, or equivalent.

 

(Formerly BIOSC 50LS)

This course explores the fundamental principles that are related to bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms. It examines the microbial world with an emphasis on bacteria and their role in disease. Basic areas to be studied in the classroom and the laboratory include microbial characteristics, microbial metabolism, microbial growth and its control, microbial genetics and biotechnology, interactions between microbes and host, microorganisms and human disease, and industrial and environmental applications of microbiology. The process of scientific inquiry will be emphasized, and opportunities for analytical thinking and problem solving will be interwoven throughout the course. May not be repeated.

Transfer UC, CSU Gen. Ed. Area B2, B3, IGETC Area 5B

 

Requirements Satisfied By This Course: LMC RN Program prerequisite, Prerequisite for many other RN and other health-related programs, Transfer: UC, CSU Gen. Ed. Area B2, B3, IGETC Area 5B

 

Lead Instructor: Durwynne Hsieh

 

Current Required Text(s): Tortora, Funke, & Case – Microbiology: An Introduction, 11th edition; Hsieh – Microbiology Lab Manual; LeBoffe & Pierce – A Photographic Atlas for the Microbiology Laboratory, 4th edition

 

Other Required Materials/Supplies: Colored pens/pencils, Sharpie marker

 

Estimated Total Course Cost (including texts and supplies, but not transportation or parking):
Approximately $370 for California residents