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LOS ANGELES CITY COLLEGE | 08-09 CATALOG [REV.9/06/12]

biology/anatomy

 

Chair: Sean Phommasaysy

(323) 953-4000 ext. 2796 • SCI 222b

www.lacitycollege.edu/academic/departments/lifesci/index.html

 

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 PROGRAMS OFFERED


Courses Only - No Degree/Certificate

Anatomy

Biology

Microbiology

Physiology

Students considering careers in health and medicine are required to take courses in the Biology/Anatomy discipline. Many health and allied health programs (e.g. Radiologic Technology, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, etc.) require Anatomy and Physiology. Some programs, Nursing for example, also require Microbiology. Students in non-health care related majors can also benefit from a grounding in these areas. For instance, the non-major’s Biology 3 course meets the IGETC (transfer) laboratory requirement. Additionally, understanding basic biological principles can help you live a healthier life and better understand diseases, medical treatments, and medical breakthroughs. All LACC Biology/Anatomy classes are UC and CSU transferable.

 

 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 


NOTE: Not every class is offered each semester. Refer to the current class schedule for current class offerings.

PREREQUISITES: Specified prerequisites must be completed with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

 

ANATOMY 1
Introduction to Human Anatomy
4 UNITS – (UC:CSU)

Advisory: Eligibility for English 28/31 or equivalent.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours.
In this basic course in human anatomy, lectures and demonstrations are given on human organs and organ systems. Each student dissects a mammal that is comparable in structure to the human body.


BIOLOGY 1
Fundamentals of the Life Sciences I
3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Advisory: Eligibility for English 28/31 or equivalent.
Credit not allowed for Biology 1 to students who have previous credit for Biology 3, 6, 23,25.
Lecture 3 hours. Demonstration 1 hour.
The general principles of Biology leading to an understanding of the human being as a living organism and its relation to other living organisms, and the environment.


BIOLOGY 3
Introduction to Biology
4 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Advisory: Eligibility for English 28/31 or equivalent.
Credit not allowed for Biology 3, 3H to students who have previous credit for Biology 1, 6, 23, 25.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours.
Presents a survey of biological principles, of activities, and of relationships of living organisms to each other and the world they live in, with emphasis on their correlations to the human organism.
Includes a study of nutritional, medical, genetic and eugenic aspects in a modern world.

BIOLOGY 3H
Introduction to Biology
4 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Eligibility to enroll in English 101 and Honors Program standing.
Credit not allowed for Biology 3H, to students who have previous credit for Biology 1, 6, 23, 25.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours.
Course description same as Biology 3.

BIOLOGY 6
General Biology I
5 UNITS - (UC[under review]:CSU)

Prerequisite: Mathematics 125 and Chemistry 60 or Chemistry 68 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
Advisory: English 28/31 or equivalent.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 6 hours.
Presents the principles of molecular biology, cell structure and function, genetics, evolution and organization at the tissue level in plants and animals.
UC limit: No credit allowed for Biology 1, 3, 23 or 25 if taken after Biology 6.

BIOLOGY 7
General Biology II
5 UNITS - (UC[under review]:CSU)

Prerequisite: Mathematics 125 and Chemistry 60 or Chemistry 68, and Biology 6 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
Advisory: Eligibility for English 28/31 or equivalent.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 6 hours.
Presents the principles of organization at the organ and organ system levels, embryology, ecology, and behavior.

BIOLOGY 25
Human Biology
3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Advisory: Eligibility for English 28/31 or equivalent.
Credit not allowed for Biology 25 to students who have previous credit for Biology 1, 3, 6, 23.
Lecture 3 hours.
This is a survey course for the non-science major. The principle human organ systems are studied according to structure and function. Problems of pollution, population control, and preservation of the natural environment will be discussed.

MICROBIOLOGY
UC Limit: Microbiology 1 and 20 combined: maximum credit allowed, one course.

MICROBIOLOGY 1
Introductory Microbiology
5 UNITS – (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Chemistry 60, Biology 3, with a satisfactory grade of better or equivalent.
Advisory: Eligibility for English 28/31 or equivalent.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 6 hours.
In the course are bacterial physiology, cytology, genetics, growth and reproduction, and the effects of physical and chemical agents on the bacterial cell. Applied fields covered are food, water, milk, air, soil and industrial microbiology. The immune response, diseases and bacteriologic techniques are stressed.

MICROBIOLOGY 20
General Microbiology
4 UNITS – (UC:CSU)

Advisory: English 21 or equivalent.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours.
This is a general microbiology course stressing diseases produced by microorganisms and including an introduction to bacterial classification, cytology, physiology, growth, reproduction, sterilization, disinfect ion and the applied fields of bacteriology.
Bacteriological techniques are emphasized in the laboratory.

MICROBIOLOGY 40
Microbiology Laboratory Preparations
1 UNIT – (RPT 2) (CSU)

Laboratory 3 hours.
This course emphasizes the preparation of media and reagents normally used in a bacteriological laboratory. Use and care of laboratory equipment and supplies are included.

PHYSIOLOGY 1
Introduction to Human Physiology
4 UNITS – (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Anatomy 1 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
Advisory: English 21 or equivalent.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours.
Presents general principles of physiology with special emphasis upon the human body.

 

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