Course Offerings

Biology 10 (General Biology)

Structures and functions of cells, tissues and organs, population biology with emphasis on the role of genetics and ecology

  • Prerequisites: Chem 14 or its equivalent
  • Credit: 5 units; 9 hours/week (3 units lec, 2 units lab)

 

Biology 20 (Elementary Botany for Pharmacy Students)

The structure, function, classification, heredity, and evolution of plants with focus on the taxonomy of pharmaceutically-related plants

  • Prerequisites: none
  • Credit: 5 units; 9 hours/week (3 units lec, 2 units lab)

                                                     

Biology 21 (General Botany)

The structure, function, classification, heredity, and evolution of plants

  • Prerequisites: none
  • Credit: 5 units; 9 hours/week (3 units lec, 2 units lab)                                                     

 

Biology 22 (General Zoology)

 An introduction to the fundamental concepts of animal biology at the cellular and organismic levels of organization. Included are treatments on cellular structure and function, organismic diversity, interaction among animal-systems, development, heredity, and basic concepts of evolution

  • Prerequisites: none
  • Credit: 5 units; 9 hours/week (3 units lec, 2 units lab)

 

Biology 25 (Vertebrate Structure and Function)

Structure-function relationships in selected classes of vertebrates

  • Prerequisites: Bio 22
  • Credit: 5 units; 9 hours/week (3 units lec, 2 units lab)          

 

Biology 30 (Embryology and Genetics)

The development of organisms and the role of genetics

  • Prerequisites: Bio 22, Chem 14 or its equivalent
  • Credit: 5 units; 9 hours/week (3 units lec, 2 units lab)                                                        

 

Biology 100 (Biotechnique)

Collection and preparation of plant and animal materials for microscopic study, museum methods, scientific illustration

  • Prerequisites: Bio 21, Bio 22 plus consent of instructor
  • Credit: 3 units; 9 hours/week (1 unit lec, 2 units lab)                                                               

 

Biology 101 (Plant Morpho-Anatomy)

 The morphology and anatomy of vascular plants from a phylogenetic perspective

  • Prerequisites: Bio 21
  • Credit: 4 units; 8 hours/week (2 units lec, 2 units lab)

 

Biology 102 (Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy)

Functional and comparative morphology of various classes of vertebrates from an evolutionary perspective                                                                                                                 

  • Prerequisites: Bio 22
  • Credit: 5 units; 9 hours/week (3 units lec, 2 units lab)

Biology 111 (Phycology)

 Taxonomy and morphology of algae

  • Prerequisites: Bio 21
  • Credit: 3 units; 5 hours/week (2 units lec, 1 unit lab)

 

Biology 112 (Mycology)

Taxonomy, morphology, and ecology of fungi and lichens                                                                                

  • Prerequisites: Bio 21
  • Credit: 3 units; 5 hours/week (2 units lec, 1 unit lab)

 

Biology 113 (Algae, Fungi, and Lichens)

Evolutionary morphology, classification, and ecology of algae, fungi, and lichens

  • Prerequisites: Bio 21
  • Credit: 4 units; 8 hours/week (2 units lec, 2 units lab)

 

Biology 114 (Mosses, Hepatics, and Ferns)

 Morphology,  classification, ecology, and evolution of lower forms of plants

  • Prerequisites: Bio 21
  • Credit: 3 units lec; 3 hours/week

 

Biology 115 (Taxonomy of Higher Plants)

The identification, nomenclature, and classification of the principal families of angiosperms; special emphasis on the techniques of collection, identification, and preparation of illustrative materials for the herbarium

  • Prerequisites:  Bio 21
  • Credit: 4 units; 8 hours/week (2 units lec, 2 units lab)

 

Biology 116 (Invertebrate Zoology)

Systematics of representative major groups of invertebrates

  • Prerequisites: Bio 22
  • Credit: 5 units; 9 hours/week (3 units lec, 2 units lab)

 

Biology 120 (Microbiology)

Taxonomy, morphology, physiology, ecology, and economic value of micro-organismic biology; techniques, diagnosis, prevention, and control of bacteria, fungal and rickettsial disease; Isolation and culture of economically important bacteria, fungi, algae, and other microbes; study of their biochemical properties and activity                                                                                     

  • Prerequisites: Bio 10 or Bio 21 and Bio 22, Chem 40 and 40.1
  • Credit: 4 units; 8 hours/week (2 units lec, 2 units lab)

 

Biology 121 (Elementary Plant Physiology)

Fundamental aspects of plant vital functions, processes, and the corresponding practical applications; growth and development

  • Prerequisites: Bio 101, Chem 40 and 40.1
  • Credit: 4 units; 6 hours/week (3 units lec, 1 unit lab)

 

Biology 122 (Animal Physiology)

Principles governing animal physiology with emphasis on regulations and adaptations

  • Prerequisites: Bio 102, Physics 52 and 52.1
  • Credit: 4 units; 6 hours/week (3 units lec, 1 unit lab)

 

Biology 124 (Radiation Biology)

Ionizing radiation and its effect on biological systems

  • Prerequisites: Senior standing
  • Credit: 3 units lec, 3 hours/week

 

Biology 131 (Developmental Biology of Invertebrates)

Morphology and physiology of development of representative invertebrates; theories of embryology and techniques

  • Prerequisites: Bio 102
  • Credit: 4 units; 6 hours/week (3 units lec, 1 unit lab)

 

Biology 132 (Developmental Biology of Vertebrates)

Processes that are involved in the transformations of the fertilized egg or some other rudiments derived from a parent organism into a new adult individual. Includes various phases of ontogenic development such as gametogenesis, growth and histological differentiation; with special topics such as metamorphosis, regeneration, and asexual reproduction

  • Prerequisites: Bio 102
  • Credit: 5 units; 9 hours/week (3 units lec, 2 units lab)

 

Biology 133 (Developmental Biology)

Theories and processes and genetic basis of development in representative organisms

  • Prerequisites: Bio 21 and Bio 22
  • Credit: 5 units; 9 hours/week (3 units lec, 2 units lab)

 

Biology 134 (General Animal Histology)

Fine structure of representative vertebrate tissue

  • Prerequisites: Bio 22
  • Credit: 4 units; 8 hours/week (2 units lec, 2 units lab)

 

Biology 140 (Elementary Genetics)

Principles of heredity and variation in diploid organisms, fungi, bacteria, and viruses; Mendelian and non-Mendelian genetics; population genetics; ectoplasmic inheritance, DNA as genetic material, central dogma, replication and recombination, transcription and translation, mutation, genetic code, eukaryotic and prokaryotic chromosomes

  • Prerequisites: Bio 10 or Bio 21 and Bio 22, Bio 180
  • Credit: 4 units; 6 hours/week (3 units lec, 1 unit lab)

 

Biology 150 (Cell and Molecular Biology)

An introduction to cellular structure and function; biological molecules;  biogenetics and the genetics of both prokaryotic and eukaryotic organism; elements of molecular biology; enzymes and enzyme kinetics; molecular basis of development

  • Prerequisites: Bio 21, Bio 22, Chem 31 and 31.1, Chem 40 and 40.1
  • Credit: Credit: 4 units; 8 hours/week (2 units lec, 2 units lab)

 

Biology 151 (Introduction to Immunology)

Structure and function of the immune system, antigen-antibody reactions, genetic control of the immune system, and basic immunological techniques

  • Prerequisites: Bio 10 or Bio 21 and Bio 22, Chem 40 and 40.1
  • Credit: 3 units; 5 hours/week (2 units lec, 1 unit lab)                                                                 

 

Biology 160 (Fundamentals of Ecology)

An examination of the interaction between biotic and abiotic factors among species in communities, covering theory, laboratory and field studies, emphasis on the impact of the biota on the environment; competition, predator-prey, and symbiotic relationships in natural communities; ecological analysis at the level of the population; demography, biogeography

  • Prerequisites: Bio 10 or Bio 21 and Bio 22, Bio 180, Chem 31 and Chem 31.1
  • Credit: 4 units; 8 hours/week (2 units lec, 2 units lab)

 

Biology 161 (Field Biology)

Applied principles of ecology in marine, terrestrial, freshwater, and estuarine environment, collection, preservation, and preparation of plant and animal specimens for laboratory studies

  • Prerequisites: Junior standing, Bio 180, PE 3 Advanced Swimming
  • Credit: 5 units; 9 hours/week (3 units lec, 2 units lab)

 

Biology 165 (Biogeography)

Ecological and historical aspects of the geographic, temporal, and spatial distribution of plants and animals

  • Prerequisites: Bio 21 and Bio 22
  • Credit: 3 units lec, 3 hours/week

 

Biology 173 (General Parasitology)

Origin and degree of parasitism, structure peculiarities of parasites, life cycle, and host-parasite relationships

  • Prerequisites: Bio 22
  • Credit: 4 units; 8 hours/week (2 units lec, 2 units lab)

 

Biology 180 (Statistical Methods in Biology)

Basic statistical concepts applied to Biology; frequency models and distribution; sampling; averages; tests of significance; regression and correlation; introduction to analysis of variance and experimental designs as applied to biological data. Solutions to biological problems using discrete or continuous probability distribution

  • Prerequisites: Bio 10 or Bio 21 and Bio 22, Math 17
  • Credit: 3 units; 5 hours/week (2 units lec, 1 unit lab)

 

Biology 184 (Economic Botany)

Economic plants and plant-products

  • Prerequisites: Bio 21
  • Credit: 3 units lec, 3 hours/week

 

Biology 185 (Plant Material for Urban Areas)

Identification, character analysis, and uses of plants for design, cultural requirements, and ecological relationships

  • Prerequisites: Bio 21
  • Credit: 3 units; 7 hours/week (1 unit lec, 2 units lab)

 

Biology 190 (History of Biology)

The history and development of biological theories and concept

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Credit: 3 units lec, 3 hours/week

 

Biology 192 (Biological Evolution)

Theories, principles, and mechanisms of evolution

  • Prerequisites: Bio 10 or Bio 21 and Bio 22
  • Credit: 3 units lec, 3 hours/week

 

Biology 196 (Undergraduate Seminar)

Current advances in the biological sciences by a survey of biological literature

  • Prerequisites: Senior standing
  • Credit: 1 unit, 1 hour/week

 

Biology 199 (Research Methodology)

Methods of research; formulation of proposal; research; quantitative analysis of results, interpretation of data

  • Prerequisites: Junior standing
  • Credit: 3 units; 3 hours/week

 

Biology 200 (Undergraduate Thesis)

Independent investigation of selected topics in biology

  • Prerequisites: Senior standing
  • Credit: annual course of 4 units