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BIOL 1A PRINCIPLES OF CELL BIOLOGY6 Units
An introduction to biological molecules, cellular structure and function, bioenergetics, the genetics of both prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms, cell communication and signaling, the cell cycle, and elements of molecular biology. Intended for biology majors.
Prerequisite: CHEM 1A.
Advisory: Students taking the biology majors' sequence (BIOL 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D) are strongly advised to take the sequence in its entirety.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 2 hours lecture-laboratory, 4 hours laboratory. (120 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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BIOL 1B FORM & FUNCTION IN PLANTS & ANIMALS6 Units
An introduction to the structure and physiological processes of plants and animals. Transport systems, reproduction, digestion, gas exchange, regulation of the internal environment, responses to external stimuli, nervous systems, hormones, and locomotion. Intended for biology majors.
Prerequisite: BIOL 1A.
Advisory: Students taking the biology majors' sequence (BIOL 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D) are strongly advised to take the sequence in its entirety.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 2 hours lecture-laboratory, 4 hours laboratory. (120 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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BIOL 1C EVOLUTION, SYSTEMATICS & ECOLOGY6 Units
Principles of evolutionary theory, classification of organisms, and basic ecology. Phylogenetic survey of the major groups of organisms (bacteria, archaea, protistans, plants, animals and fungi) and their evolutionary history. Intended for biology majors.
Prerequisite: BIOL 1B.
Advisory: Students taking the biology majors' sequence (BIOL 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D) are strongly advised to take the sequence in its entirety.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 2 hours lecture-laboratory, 4 hours laboratory. (120 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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BIOL 1D INTRODUCTION TO MOLECULAR GENETICS4 Units
Intended for students wishing to transfer to a four year school with a major in molecular biology, biochemistry, or molecular genetics. An introduction to molecular genetics with an emphasis in genome organization, DNA replication and repair, mutation, transcription, translation and the regulation of gene expression.
Prerequisite: BIOL 1A.
Advisory: Students taking the biology majors' sequence (BIOL 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D) are strongly advised to take the sequence in order and in its entirety.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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BIOL 8 BASIC NUTRITION5 Units
Introductory nutrition course intended for non-science/health-career majors, Not intended for students wishing to pursue a career in health care. Basic biological function of nutrients. Nutritional needs throughout the life span. Relationship between nutrition and disease. Current scientific, social, and psychological issues and controversies in nutrition.
Advisory: MATH 200; eligibility for ENGL 1A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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BIOL 9 ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY4 Units
An introduction to environmental biology and a survey of the biological and ecological principles needed to understand environmental issues. Global, national and local perspectives on current issues such as resource use, pollution, biodiversity and impacts of human population growth.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Areas: Lifelong Understanding, Natural Sciences
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
BIOL 9L ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY LABORATORY1 Unit
An introduction to environmental biology through laboratory and field experiments, examination of local examples illustrating ecological concepts, use of sampling techniques to assess environmental quality, and student research of environmental topics.
Corequisite: BIOL 9.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture-laboratory, 2 hours laboratory. In-class field trips. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Natural Sciences
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
BIOL 10 GENERAL BIOLOGY: BASIC PRINCIPLES5 Units
Methods of science and basic principles of biology. Special emphasis on genetics, ecology, overpopulation, nutrition and disease prevention.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 1 hour lecture-laboratory, 2 hours laboratory. (84 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Natural Sciences
Transferability: CSU and UC
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BIOL 12 HUMAN GENETICS4 Units
An introduction to the nature of human inheritance. The molecular basis of inheritance, Mendelian genetics, population genetics, common human genetic diseases, factors affecting human diversity and the social and moral implications of recent advances in genetics. Intended for both majors and GE students. Satisfies Lifelong Learning GE requirement at Foothill, CSU, and UC.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Lifelong Understanding
Transferability: CSU and UC
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BIOL 13 MARINE BIOLOGY5 Units
An introduction to biology using marine animals, plants and ecosystems. Major emphasis given to the ecology and conservation issues with examples drawn from California marine life. Conceptual development of seashore, estuaries, coral reefs, kelp forests, and pelagic life as interrelated ecosystems.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 1 hour lecture-laboratory, 2 hours laboratory, three all-day field trips. (84 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Natural Sciences
Transferability: CSU and UC
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BIOL 14 HUMAN BIOLOGY5 Units
An introduction to biology using human beings as the exemplary organism. The evolution and biological unity of the human species and of all life forms; American and global patterns of human biological diversity; reproduction and heredity; how human organ systems function; humans and their environment; the uses and misuses of the scientific method; the scientific and biological bases for human equality.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 1 hour lecture-laboratory, 2 hours laboratory. (84 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Natural Sciences
Transferability: CSU and UC
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BIOL 15 CALIFORNIA ECOLOGY/NATURAL HISTORY5 Units
An introduction to ecology, natural history and field biology through the study, largely in an outdoor setting, of the plants and animals of the San Francisco Bay area.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 1 hour lecture-laboratory, 2 hours laboratory, all-day field trips. (84 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Natural Sciences
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
BIOL 23 INTRODUCTION TO BIOTECHNOLOGY5 Units
Formerly: BTEC 10
Provides basic scientific knowledge fundamental to the field of biotechnology, including cell and molecular biology. Emerging topics in biotechnology, including genetic engineering, biofuels, genetic testing, evolution, and drug development. Regulatory, social, ethical questions and dilemmas will be discussed and debated. Intended for all students. Fulfills Foothill GE/Natural Sciences requirement.
Advisory: Recent high school algebra or MATH 220; high school biology; eligibility for ENGL 1A or ESLL 26; not open to students with credit in BTEC 10.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 1 hour lecture-laboratory, 2 hours laboratory. (84 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Natural Sciences
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
BIOL 27 COOKING THE EARTH4 Units
Cooking the Earth presents the science behind the Climate Change headlines and will answer the question “How does climate change work?” This course will explore changes that are occurring in the atmosphere due to climate change and their affect on Earth's ecosystems. We will also explore the predicted changes in Earth's systems over the next century. This course does not require a background in physics or biology.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in PHYS 27.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
BIOL 28 INTRODUCTION TO BIOENGINEERING4 Units
This course will provide an introduction to the field of bioengineering. Topics covered will include an overview of basic biological systems and biochemistry for non-biology majors, how the basic principles of engineering and physics can be applied to problems in biological science, and an overview of current trends in bioengineering including: medical devices, biomaterials, bioinstrumentation, computational biology, and agricultural biotechnology.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ENGR 28.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
BIOL 40A HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I5 Units
Basic human anatomy and physiology. Emphasis on integration of systems and homeostatic mechanisms. Physical and chemical basis of life, histology and integumentary, skeletal and muscular systems. Designed for majors that require fundamental background in human anatomy and physiology. Completion of this course is required for BIOL 40B.
Prerequisite: High school biology or BIOL 10 or 14 or equivalent; high school chemistry or CHEM 30A or equivalent.
Advisory: ENGL 1A, ESLL 26 or equivalent.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 1 hour lecture-laboratory, 2 hours laboratory. (84 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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BIOL 40B HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II5 Units
Anatomy and physiology of the nervous system, cardiovascular system and respiratory system. Completion of this course is required for BIOL 40C.
Prerequisite: BIOL 40A or equivalent.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 1 hour lecture-laboratory, 2 hours laboratory. (84 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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BIOL 40C HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY III5 Units
Anatomy and physiology of the digestive system; metabolism; urinary system; fluid, electrolyte and acid/base balance; lymphatic system; endocrine system; and reproductive system.
Prerequisite: BIOL 40B or equivalent.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 1 hour lecture-laboratory, 2 hours laboratory. (84 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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BIOL 41 MICROBIOLOGY6 Units
Morphology and physiology of bacteria, fungi and viruses. Mechanisms of pathogenicity, host-parasite relationships, the immune response and principles of disease transmission. Techniques of microbial control including sterilization, aseptic procedures, use of disinfectants, antiseptics and chemotherapy.
Prerequisite: High school chemistry or CHEM 30A.
Advisory: ESLL 25 and 235; critical reading skills and knowledge of English sentence structure; ability to comprehend spoken English in academic context.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 2 hours lecture-laboratory, 4 hours laboratory. (120 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Natural Sciences
Transferability: CSU and UC
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BIOL 45 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN NUTRITION4 Units
Introduction to the medical aspects of nutrition, intended for students wishing to pursue a career in health care. Biological function and chemical classification of nutrients. Nutritional needs throughout the lifespan. Effects of nutritional deficiencies and excesses. Recommended nutrient intakes and the role of diet in the development of chronic disease.
Prerequisites: CHEM 30A or 1 year of high school chemistry.
Corequisite: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in BIOL 40C.
Advisory: ENGL 1A or ESLL 26.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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BIOL 54H HONORS INSTITUTE SEMINAR IN BIOLOGY1 Unit
Formerly: BIOL 34, BIOL 34H
A seminar in directed readings, discussions and projects in biology. Specific topic to be determined by the instructor. This advanced honors course is open to all majors. This course satisfies one of the two honors seminar requirements for the Foothill College Honors Scholar program.
Prerequisite: Honors Institute participant.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in BIOL 34 or 34H.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture. (12 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
BIOL 58 FUNDAMENTALS OF PHARMACOLOGY4 Units
Formerly: BIOL 46
General principles of pharmacology. Emphasis on drug-receptor interactions, second messenger systems, determinants of drug response, pharmacokinetics, bio transformation and excretion, pharmacogenetics, drug development and legal aspects of drug distribution. Application of pharmacological principles and concepts with emphasis on the various pharmacological classes of drugs in diverse patient populations.
Prerequisites: BIOL 40A, 40B and CHEM 30B.
Corequisite: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in BIOL 40C.
Advisory: ENGL 1A or ESLL 26; not open to students with credit in BIOL 46.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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