Biology 122 (4 units)
Introduction to Biology Lecture and Lab
Transfer credit: CSU,UC
Biology 122 is a survey course in the biological sciences designed to meet the laboratory science or life science requirement for most general education programs. Biology 122 covers the scientific method, molecular and cellular organization and function, genetics, and plant/ animal anatomy and physiology. This course also covers evolution, a survey of biodiversity, ecology, and the impact of humans on the environment.
Biology 125 (3 units) and 126 (1 unit)
Marine Biology Lecture and Laboratory
Transfer credit: CSU, UC
Meets breadth, IGETC and lab requirements
Biology 125 is an introduction to biology offering a general survey of the ecosystems and diversity of life in the marine environment. The course includes an introduction to the sciences of geological, chemical and physical oceanography as the basis to understand the environment where marine organisms exist. A comparative approach is used to learn about the physiological and anatomical adaptations of different marine organisms to their environment. Aspects of the three major areas of biology, evolutionary, cell and molecular theory are addressed throughout the course.
Biology 126 is an introductory science laboratory offering a general survey of the diversity of life in the marine environment and an introduction to some of its major ecosystems. The laboratory exercises utilize the comparative method in order to study the anatomy, physiology and evolution of some of the major phyla of marine organisms.
Biology 146 (2 units)
Transfer credit: CSU
Biology 146 is an introductory course dealing with the identification, classification, ecology, anatomy, and behavior of marine mammals. Course study emphasizes the natural history of local marine mammal species as well as representative marine mammal groups from the oceans of the world.
Biology 131 (1-3 units)
Natural History Field Studies
Transfer credit: CSU
Biology 131 offers individual and group investigation of the biological environment and the impact of human activities upon it. Students examine the inter-relationships between biological organisms and their habitats by special projects dealing with a particular problem.