2018-2019 Catalog

BIOL - Biological Science Courses

BIOL 1A Principles of Biological Science I

Introduction to the investigation of life at molecular and cellular levels. Specific topics include structure and function of cells, structure and function of macromolecules, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, genetics, and biotechnology. Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 4 hours.

Credits
4

BIOL 1B Principles of Biological Science II

Introduction to the scientific method at organism, population, community, and ecosystem levels. Specific topics include the origin and diversity of life, evolutionary theory, plant structure and function, a survey of the animal kingdom, animal development, ecology, and animal behavior. Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 4 hours.

Credits
4

BIOL 11 Human Physiology

An integrated study of the functions of the major organs and organ systems of the human body. Emphasizing regulation and integration, this course proceeds from cells and tissues to organ systems. This course is designed for students in Pre-Nursing, Health Science, and Kinesiology Programs. If space allows, other interested students may enroll with the permission of the Chairperson of Mathematics and Science.

Credits
3

Prerequisites

BIOL 1A, BIOL 17, and either CHEM 7 or CHEM 1A, Pre-nursing students are required to complete pre-requisites with grades of B- or better.

BIOL 11L Human Physiology Laboratory

Laboratory exercises to illustrate the functions of various human systems utilizing microscopic, physiologic, and analytic equipment. This course is designed for students officially enrolled in the Pre-Nursing, Health Science, and Kinesiology programs. If space allows, other interested students may enroll with the permission of the Chairperson of Mathematics and Science. Laboratory: 4 hrs.

Credits
2

Prerequisites

BIOL 1A, BIOL 17, and either CHEM 7 or CHEM 1A, Pre-nursing students are required to complete pre-requisites with grades of B- or better.

Corequisites

BIOL 11

BIOL 15 Human Biology

A survey of the basic concepts and ideas of biological science, including topics in human physiology. The course combines lecture, laboratory, and demonstration. It fulfills the general education requirement of the University.

Credits
3

BIOL 17 Human Anatomy

Integrated lecture and laboratory study of human anatomy from the microscopic to macroscopic levels. This course provides a survey of the morphological basis for the synthesis of anatomy, physiology, and clinical sciences. This course is designed for Kinesiology majors and students officially enrolled in the HNU Nursing Preparation Program. If space allows, other interested students may enroll with the permission of the Chairperson of Mathematics and Science. Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 4 hours.

Credits
4

BIOL 20 Allied Health Microbiology

Designed for those entering allied health professions, this course in microbiology will concentrate on the symbiotic relationships of microorganisms and human beings, focusing on the mechanisms of pathogenesis for a variety of infectious agents. Topics will include ecology, epidemiology, metabolism, immunology, genetics, antimicrobial chemotherapy and control as they apply to these infectious agents. This course is designed for students officially enrolled in the HNU/Samuel Merritt Nursing Preparation Program. If space allows, other interested students may enroll with the permission of the Chairperson of Mathematics and Science.

Credits
3

Prerequisites

BIOL 1A, BIOL 17, and CHEM 7, all with grades of B- or better.

BIOL 20L Allied Health Microbiology Laboratory

General techniques of sample collection, isolation, identification of known and unknown infectious agents will be included in laboratory sessions. Additional times of observations beyond the listed laboratory hours are required for certain units. This course is designed for students officially enrolled in the HNU/Samuel Merritt Nursing Preparation Program. If space allows, other interested students may enroll with the permission of the Chairperson of Mathematics and Science. Laboratory: 4 hours.

Credits
2

Prerequisites

BIOL 1A, BIOL 17, and CHEM 7, all with grades of B- or better.

Corequisites

BIOL 20

BIOL 100 Animal Behavior

An introduction to comparative animal behavior with a focus on the interrelationships among genetic, neuro-physiological, and evolutionary mechanisms that mold animal behavior. Course material combines lecture, laboratory, and demonstrations.

Credits
3

Prerequisites

BIOL 1A; BIOL 1B; CHEM 1B or CHEM 7. All pre-requisite courses must be completed with a C- or better.

BIOL 110 Environmental Science

A survey of the major ecological relationships of importance to urban, rural and wilderness areas. Includes study of sustainable development, natural resources, quality of environment, urban dynamics, population studies and conservation. Field work is included as appropriate for demonstrating various principles.

Credits
3

Prerequisites

BIOL 1A; BIOL 1B; CHEM 1B or CHEM 7. All pre-requisite courses must be completed with a C- or better.

BIOL 111 Biomechanics

The study of human movement from the viewpoint of the physical sciences. Fundamentals of human motion are examined from the biomechanical perspective with emphasis on motor skill application. Lecture and laboratory.

Credits
3

Prerequisites

BIOL 1A; BIOL 1B; BIOL 17; CHEM 1B or CHEM 7; PHYS 7 or PHYS 8A. All pre-requisite courses must be completed with a C- or better.

BIOL 115 Advanced Human Physiology

An integrated approach to essential concepts of human physiology. Analysis of nervous, endocrine, muscular, sensorimotor, cardiovascular, respiratory, excretory, gastrointestinal and reproductive systems.

Credits
3

Prerequisites

BIOL 1A; BIOL 1B; CHEM 1B or CHEM 7. All pre-requisite courses must be completed with a C- or better.

BIOL 115L(W) Exercise Physiology Laboratory

Theory and application of measurement and assessment procedures related to acute responses and chronic adaptations to exercise. Laboratory: 6 hours.

Credits
2

Prerequisites

BIOL 1A; BIOL 1B; CHEM 1B or CHEM 7; ENGL 1B. All pre-requisite courses must be completed with a C- or better.

Corequisites

BIOL 115

BIOL 117 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy and Embryology

An introduction to gross anatomy of the vertebrate body emphasizing evolution of the vertebrate body plan, diversity among vertebrates, and functional morphology. The developmental origins of structures and their homologies are common threads in the lecture and corresponding laboratory.

Credits
3

Prerequisites

BIOL 1A; BIOL 1B; CHEM 1B or CHEM 7. All pre-requisite courses must be completed with a C- or better.

BIOL 117L Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy and Embryology Laboratory

Laboratory material will stress the descriptive anatomy of representative vertebrates (lamprey, dogfish shark, cat, human, and others). Laboratory: 6 hours.

Credits
2

Prerequisites

BIOL 1A; BIOL 1B; CHEM 1B or CHEM 7. All pre-requisite courses must be completed with a C- or better.

Corequisites

BIOL 117

BIOL 120 Natural History of California

Study of land forms and life forms found in the state. Lectures will focus on the climate, rocks, soils, plants, and animals from distinctive regions of California. Laboratory time and field trips to Bay Area regional parks will develop an ability to recognize and appreciate locally endangered habitats and wildlife. Lecture, laboratory, and field work.

Credits
3

Prerequisites

BIOL 1A; BIOL 1B; CHEM 1B or CHEM 7. All pre-requisite courses must be completed with a C- or better.

BIOL 128 Integrative Biology

Through investigation of a current issue of public consequence, students will develop the ability to move vertically through biological ideas from the intracellular to the organismal to the ecosystem level, thinking across scales and boundaries like expert biologists. The topic of societal interest chosen will vary and will be promulgated by the specific instructor. Where appropriate, students in the course will be encouraged to share their expertise regarding the course topic with the community. May be repeated for elective credit. Lecture: 3 hours.

Credits
3

Prerequisites

BIOL 1A; BIOL 1B; CHEM 1B. All pre-requisite courses must be completed with a C- or better.

BIOL 128L Integrative Biology Lab

Investigations in both the field and laboratory setting may complement the topic chosen for study in BIOL 128. Specific emphasis, however, will be placed upon developing skills and techniques appropriate to apply the scientific method to questions in field biology. May be repeated for elective credit. Laboratory and fieldwork: 6 hours.

Credits
2

Prerequisites

BIOL 1A; BIOL 1B; CHEM 1B. All pre-requisite courses must be completed with a C- or better.

Corequisites

BIOL 128

BIOL 130 Biochemistry: Information Pathways

Exploration of the physical and chemical properties of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids with emphasis on the relationship between structure and function. Additional topics include thermodynamics and kinetics of enzymatic reactions. Lecture: 3 hours. Discussion: 1.5 hours.

Credits
4

Prerequisites

BIOL 1A; BIOL 1B; CHEM 1B. All pre-requisite courses must be completed with a C- or better.

BIOL 135 Epidemiology

Concepts and methodologies used to study health and the occurrence of disease in human populations. Topics will include measures of disease frequencies and associations with environmental factors, transmission of infectious agents, descriptive and analytical study designs, evaluations of relevant literature and applications of epidemiology in health care. Lecture: 3 hours.

Credits
3

Prerequisites

BIOL 1A; BIOL 1B; CHEM 1B. All pre-requisite courses must be completed with a C- or better.

BIOL 140 Immunology

Study of the development of the vertebrate immune system, and how the immune system responds to and protects against exogenous and endogenous factors. The development of long-lasting immunity, vaccines, autoimmune disorders as well as other diseases of the immune system will also be discussed. Lecture: 3 hours.

Credits
3

Prerequisites

BIOL 1A; BIOL 1B; CHEM 1B. All pre-requisite courses must be completed with a C- or better.

BIOL 145 Medical Microbiology

Exploration of microbial diversity with a concentration on microorganisms that significantly impact the human population. Topics include medically relevant microbial pathogens (including bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa and helminths), the host immune response, the microbiota, epidemiology, antimicrobial chemotherapy and other control mechanisms. Lecture: 3 hours.

Credits
3

Prerequisites

BIOL 1A; BIOL 1B; CHEM 1B. All pre-requisite courses must be completed with a C- or better.

BIOL 145L Medical Microbiology Laboratory

Laboratory sessions will stress specimen collection, isolation and cultivation techniques, biochemical, molecular, and serological analyses, models of infection, and control of microorganisms. Laboratory: 6 hours.

Credits
2

Prerequisites

BIOL 1A; BIOL 1B; CHEM 1B. All pre-requisite courses must be completed with a C- or better.

Corequisites

BIOL 145

BIOL 150 Cell and Developmental Biology

Cell and developmental biology will be explored from molecular, genetic and biochemical perspectives. Topics will include structure and function of organelles and supramolecular structures, cell cycle, cell signaling, gene regulation, cellular differentiation and morphogenesis. Lecture: 3 hours.

Credits
3

Prerequisites

BIOL 1A; BIOL 1B; CHEM 1B. All pre-requisite courses must be completed with a C- or better.

BIOL 160 Genetics

Concepts of classical and molecular genetics will be explored with an emphasis on seminal experiments in the field. In-depth consideration of mechanisms of inheritance, structure and function of nucleic acids and regulation of gene expression. Lecture: 3 hours.

Credits
3

Prerequisites

BIOL 1A; BIOL 1B; CHEM 1B. All pre-requisite courses must be completed with a C- or better.

BIOL 175L Modern Molecular Biology Laboratory Techniques

An introduction to the theory and practice of experimental biochemistry and molecular biology. Laboratory exercises may include bacterial transformation and plasmid purification, cell culture, gene transfer and expression, protein purification and quantification, isolation and analysis of DNA and RNA from eukaryotic cells, immunoassays, PCR, and bioinformatics. Laboratory: 6 hours.

Credits
2

Prerequisites

BIOL 1A; BIOL 1B; CHEM 1B. All pre-requisite courses must be completed with a C- or better.

BIOL 185 Biochemistry: Physiological Chemistry

The metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins (amino acids) and nucleic acids. Emphasis on intermediate reactions and cycles of metabolism during normal and pathological states. Lecture: 3 hours.

Credits
3

Prerequisites

BIOL 1A; BIOL 1B; CHEM 1B. All pre-requisite courses must be completed with a C- or better.

BIOL 185L Biochemistry: Physiological Chemistry Laboratory

Techniques for analysis of bodily fluids for changes occurring during various physiological and pathological states. A research project involving the techniques studied will be developed and executed by each student as part of the laboratory. Laboratory: 6 hours.

Credits
2

Prerequisites

BIOL 1A; BIOL 1B; CHEM 1B. All pre-requisite courses must be completed with a C- or better.

Corequisites

BIOL 185

BIOL 190 Topics in Biology

Exploration of biological science topics of interest to science and non-science majors. Topic, course description, and any prerequisite(s) will be promulgated by the specific instructor and listed in the course syllabus.

Credits
3

BIOL 192(W) Biological Science Senior Seminar

An introduction to research methodology, writing and presentation. Questions of conceptual aspects of research, types of experimental design, control of experimental variables and critical analysis of research in biology are explored. Students make and evaluate scientific proposals and presentations and may execute research on questions of their own.

Credits
3

Prerequisites

Declared Biological Science major with at least 10 units of upper-division Biology completed and consent of instructor; ENGL 1B.

BIOL 192H(W) Honors Biology Seminar

A research-based alternative to BIOL 192, during which eligible students have the opportunity to directly participate in faculty research. Topics and modes of inquiry will vary and enrollment is contingent upon prior approval of instructor.

Credits
3

Prerequisites

Declared Biological Science major with at least 10 units of upper-division Biology complete and consent of instructor; ENGL 1B. Instructor signature required for enrollment.

BIOL 196 Internship

Supervised on- or off-campus experiences in clinical, laboratory, educational or other sites appropriate to specific student career interests.

Credits
1-3, Credit/No Credit.

Prerequisites

Declared Biological Science or Sport Biology major. Instructor signature required for enrollment.

BIOL 197 Special Studies

Specific topics of choice outside the regular Biology curricular offerings, pursued under the guidance of faculty members.

Credits
1-2

BIOL 198 Undergraduate Research

Introduction to methods of research in the fields of biological science. Under the guidance of faculty members, specific research topics are pursued. Instructor signature required for enrollment.

Credits
1-3

BIOL 199 Independent Study

Individual study by students outside the regular curricular offerings, pursued under the guidance of faculty members.

Credits
1-3