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Biology: General (BIOB)


BIOB 094 PCE Non-Credit BIOB Course

CEUs: 0-6

Term: (Based on sufficient demand)

Non-credit professional and continuing education (PCE) courses offered to provide condensed coursework to meet the needs of working students and professionals. These courses are eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and OPI Renewal Units and are transcribed on the student’s continuing education transcript.

BIOB 101 Discover Biology/Lab

Credits: 4 (3 Lecture, 1 Lab)

Term: (F, S, Su)

Prerequisite: M 065 or higher and WRIT 095 or higher, or qualifying placement score within the past 3 years

Core Class: Natural Science

This course introduces basic biological principles including the cell, the interrelationship of structure and function, and the characteristics and classification of living things. Students will examine the five kingdoms of organisms (monera, protista, fungi, plants, animals), concentrating on vascular plants and vertebrate animals, as well as reproduction and basic ecological concepts. This general education course is designed for non-science majors. Laboratory experience will include experimentation, microscope work, observation, and dissection.

BIOB 160 Princpls of Living Systems/Lab

Credits: 4 (3 Lecture, 1 Lab)

Term: (F based on sufficient demand)

Prerequisite: CHMY 121 or CHMY 141; M 065 or higher and WRIT 095 or higher, or qualifying placement score within the past 3 years

Core Class: Natural Science

This course is designed to help students understand and apply major concepts in molecular and cellular biology including: biological macromolecules, cell structure and function, major biochemical pathways (cellular respiration and photosynthesis), cell division, Mendelian genetics, modern biotechnology, early development, and major control mechanisms within the body. Students will also examine the scientific method.

BIOB 170 Prin Biological Diversity/Lab

Credits: 4 (3 Lecture, 1 Lab)

Term: (S based on sufficient demand)

Prerequisite: BIOB 160

Core Class: Natural Science

This course is designed to help students understand and apply major concepts in organismal biology including the diversity, evolution, and ecology of organisms. The origin of life and the evolution of cells, classification and evolution of organisms, major domains and kingdoms of life, natural selection and evolution, species diversity, ecosystems organization and energy flow, community interactions, population ecology and behavioral ecology will be discussed. CHMY 121 or higher is highly recommended.

BIOB 194 PCE Credit Bearing BIOB Course

Credits: 1-6

Term: (Based on sufficient demand)

Credit-bearing professional and continuing education (PCE) courses offered to provide students and professionals condensed courses for skills upgrades, Professional Certification requirements, and as electives for the Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degrees. These courses may be eligible for financial aid for students pursuing the AA or AS degrees and are transcribed on the student’s undergraduate transcript.