Dr. Richard Fee
Dee Ann Sato
Dr. Deidre Porter
Cypress College Biology Majors Course Sequence1
Each UC and CSU university has specific transfer requirements. Please consult with your counselor and www.assist.org for campus-specific requirements.
Biological Sciences Transfer Program
Students should consult a counselor or www.assist.org for lower division major requirements for most California public universities. (See the Standard Definitions section of the catalog for a description of ASSIST.) Students transferring to an independent college/university should consult the catalog of the individual school and a counselor for lower division major requirements.
BIOL N01 C Supervised Tutoring-Science and Engineering 4-48 Units
Term hours: 4-48 laboratory. This course provides individual tutoring based on each student's needs in science and engineering courses. Students wishing to use the Science Learning Center must enroll in this course. Non-Credit course. Open Entry/Open Exit. Pass/No Pass.
BIOL 101 C General Biology 4 Units
Term hours: 63 lecture and 36 laboratory. The course is a survey of modern biological concepts from the areas of molecular, cellular, organismic, and population biology, stressing evolution as the central theme of modern biology. The study of the flow of energy through biological systems is emphasized. This is a general education course in the biological science area. This course will satisfy the Biological Sciences portion of the state college and university general education requirement. Duplicate credit not granted for BIOL 101HC. No Credit if taken after BIOL 174 C, BIOL 176 C or BIOL 177 C. (UC Credit Limitation/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC)
BIOL 101HC Honors General Biology 4 Units
Term Hours: 63 lecture and 36 laboratory. This course is an enhanced survey of modern biological concepts for honors students. The course will include concepts from the areas of molecular, cellular, organismic, and population biology, stressing evolution as the central theme of modern biology. The study of metabolism and biodiversity is also emphasized. Written essays pertaining to current issues in biology will be paramount. The class will be conducted as a seminar and will require a significant research project that uses correct documentation skills. This course will satisfy the Biological Sciences portion of the state college and university general education requirement. Duplicate credit not granted for BIOL 101 C. No credit if taken after BIOL 174 C, BIOL 175 C, or BIOL 177. (UC Credit Limitation/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC)
BIOL 102 C Human Biology 3 Units
Term hours: 54 lecture. This course is a study of modern biological concepts presented in a human context. The concepts will include human evolution, anatomy, physiology, genetics, population biology, and ecological principles. Included in the course will be discussion on current topics on environmental and public health issues as they relate to the human condition. Not open to students with credit in BIOL 101 C or BIOL 101HC. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC)
BIOL 103 C Environmental Science 3 Units
Term hours: 54 lecture. This course is a study of the ecological principles which form the basis for understanding human existence in relation to environment quality. The topics include human, biological, and cultural evolution; ecological principles; human population issues; and problems relating to the development and use of energy and other resources. In addition, the causes and consequences of pollution will be addressed. The development of an earth ethic will be emphasized. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC)
BIOL 107 C Nutrition & World Food Issues 3 Units
Term hours: 54 lecture. This course is a study of the biological basis of human nutrition, including a survey of anatomical and physiological principles. A study of the human diet in the context of disease prevention, world food supply, and ecological factors will also be included. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option. (UC/CSU. AA GE. CSU GE. IGETC)
BIOL 122 C Marine Biology 4 Units
Term hours: 54 lecture and 54 laboratory. This is a survey of the natural history and biology of marine organisms, and includes an introduction to physical and chemical oceanography, marine ecology, and energy flow within the marine environment, as well as some basic biological concepts using live ecosystems as examples. Pollution and conservation of the marine environment will also be considered. The course satisfies the biological science with a laboratory transfer requirement of universities and state colleges. A single optional boat field trip may be scheduled with a charter cost not to exceed $30.00. Other optional no-cost field trips will be scheduled. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC)
BIOL 125 C Island Biology 2 Units
Advisory: BIOL 122 C.
Term hours: 27 lecture and 36 laboratory. This course is designed as an introduction to the nature and diversity of island life. It offers the student an opportunity to study marine communities with an emphasis on community interactions. The course will also include a consideration of marine wilderness and conservation problems as well as biological processes as they occur on islands. One or more weekend field trips for snorkeling, free diving and field study will be an integral part of the course. A boat charter fee not to exceed $50 may be required for field trips to the islands. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option. (CSU)
BIOL 160 C Integrated Medical Science 3 Units
Term hours: 54 lecture. This is a one-semester course that includes a systematic coverage of fundamental physical/chemical principles, basic biological concepts, and fundamentals of anatomy and physiology. The course is designed for various allied health programs (psychiatric technician, court reporting, etc.) or others who desire a background in human biology. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option. (UC/CSU, AA GE)
BIOL 174 C Biology of Cells and Tissues 4 Units
Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 111AC with a grade of C or better.
Advisory: ENGL 060 C.
This is the first course within the biology majors AS degree. This course presents the biochemistry and molecular biology of cells and tissues. Representative topics to be included are: biomolecules, cell structure and metabolism, cell growth and reproduction, cell integration into tissues, and basic Mendelian and molecular genetics. This course will meet the preparation needs of students transferring to upper division biology study. Duplicate credit not granted for BIOL 111 C and BIOL 112 C. Cost of field trips not to exceed $30.00. (UC Credit Limitation/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC/C-ID: BIOL 190)
BIOL 175 C Evolution and Biodiversity 4 Units
Prerequisite(s): BIOL 174 C or BIOL 111 C or equivalent course with a grade of C or better.
Term Hours: 54 lecture and 54 laboratory. This is the second course within the biology majors AS degree. This course is designed to introduce students to the concept of evolution as the mechanism responsible for diversity at all levels of biological organization. A focus of the course will be the scientific method of investigation. This course is designed for science majors in transfer programs to upper-division study of biology. Duplicate credit not granted for BIOL 113 C and BIOL 114 C. Cost of field trips not to exceed $30.00. (UC Credit Limitation/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC/C-ID: BIOL 140)
BIOL 210 C Anatomy and Physiology 5 Units
Advisory: BIOL 160 C or one semester each of college biology/chemistry completed within the last five years with a grade of C or better or one year of high school with a grade of C or better.
Term hours: 54 lecture and 108 laboratory. The course includes a study of the normal structure and function of the human body using mammalian specimens as examples. Selected physiological exercises are included which often utilize the student's own body function. This course is designed for students pursuing the health professions (radiological technology, medical records technology, respiratory therapy, etc.), physical education majors, and any other interested students. (Not open to students with credit in BIOL 240 C.) Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC)
BIOL 220 C Medical Microbiology 4 Units
Term hours: 54 lecture and 54 laboratory. This course is a study of the etiology, transmission, pathology, diagnosis and control of infectious disease. Special attention is given to the topics of immunology and chemotherapy. Laboratory emphasis is placed on providing experience and insight into the processes of specimen handling, isolation, identification, and sensitivity testing of pathogenic microorganisms. Aseptic techniques are stressed throughout the course. This course is recommended for students of nursing (RN), dental technology, medical records, and baccalaureate degree medical or public health programs. Recommended background is one year each, high school chemistry/biology, or one semester each, college chemistry/biology. If the student has no science background, prior completion of BIOL 160 C is strongly recommended. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option. (UC/CSU, CSU GE, IGETC)
BIOL 231 C General Human Anatomy 4 Units
Term hours: 54 lecture and 54 laboratory. This course presents a logical analysis of body tissues, organs, and systems. It stresses the microscopic, developmental, and gross anatomy of mammals, with special emphasis on human anatomy. Special attention is given to pathological as well as normal conditions. The three hour laboratory includes the dissection and study of fresh and preserved specimens and models. This course is designed primarily for physical education and allied health majors. High school biology and chemistry, or equivalent is recommended background. Students are encouraged to take BIOL 101 C and BIOL 160 C if they have no previous science background. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC, C-ID BIOL 110B).
BIOL 241 C General Human Physiology 4 Units
Advisory: CHEM 101 C
Term hours: 54 lecture and 54 laboratory. This course is an in-depth study of human function. Special attention is given to the abnormal as well as the normal functional state. The laboratory experience includes selected exercises that emphasize the interrelationships between structure and function. It is designed primarily for physical education and allied health programs that require 3 hours of laboratory per week. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option. (UC/CSU, CSU GE, AA GE, IGETC/C-ID: BIOL 120B)
BIOL 276 C Ecology and Physiology 4 Units
Prerequisite(s): BIOL 175 C with a grade of C or better.
Term hours: 54 lecture and 54 laboratory. This is the third course within the Biology majors AS degree. This course examines the basic principles governing interactions between organisms and the environment and the physiological responses of organisms to external and internal stimuli. Intended for biology majors, this lecture/lab course emphasizes ecological principles and relationships among organisms and between organisms and their environments. The course also emphasizes the physiology of plant and animal systems. Cost of field trips not to exceed $30 (UC/CSU/C-ID: BIOL 130 S)
BIOL 277 C Genetics 3 Units
Prerequisite(s): BIOL 174 C.
Term hours: 54 lecture. This course presents an introduction to genetics, inheritance and genetic changes that occur over time in individuals and populations. Basic features of the replication and expression of DNA, cell division and gene transmission are considered. Recombination and mutation in diploid organisms are discussed. Concepts of genetic variability and the role of natural selection in the evolution of populations are presented. Cost of field trips not to exceed $30.00. (UC/CSU)
BIOL 278 C Molecular Biology 4 Units
Term hours: 72 lecture. This course presents the structure and function of proteins and nucleic acids, mechanisms of gene expression and regulation, biotechnology and molecular methods of experimentation, and genomics analysis. In addition, this course presents the molecular mechanisms of cell signaling pathways as well as errors in these pathways leading to cancer and other disorders. The importance of viral life cycles in understanding basic molecular and cellular processes will be included. Finally, the major biochemical pathways in cells, with an emphasis on the thermodynamic constraints on living systems, will also be studied. (UC/CSU)
BIOL 298 C Biology Seminar 0.5-12 Units
Term hours: 0-12 lecture and/or 0-36 laboratory depending on units attempted. This seminar is designed to intensify knowledge in a variety of biological topics. They may include lectures, discussions, field excursions, and other activities at the discretion of the instructor. Actual seminar topics will be listed in the class schedule for a particular semester. Pass/No Pass or Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option or Standard Letter Grade. Fees may be required-Payable at Registration. (UC Credit Limitation/CSU)
BIOL 299 C Independent Study for Biology 0.5-2 Units
Prerequisite(s): Approved Independent Study Learning Contract
Term hours: 0-36 lecture and 0-108 laboratory depending on units attempted. This course is for biology majors who have demonstrated interest in and capability for increased knowledge of biological and medical sciences through individual study, small group discussion/conference, special laboratory projects, or field research projects. May be taken for Credit 4 times. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option. (UC Credit Limitation/CSU)