SRJC Course Outlines

9/27/2022 4:13:09 AMBIO 55 Course Outline as of Spring 2007

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  BIO 55Title:  BIOLOGY FORUM  
Full Title:  Biology Forum
Last Reviewed:10/26/2009

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum.50Lecture Scheduled.5016 max.Lecture Scheduled8.00
Minimum.50Lab Scheduled05 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total.50 Contact Total8.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  16.00Total Student Learning Hours: 24.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  BIO 48.16

Catalog Description:
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A series of lectures on current topics in biology and a brief introduction to the field of biological science. Lectures are presented by visiting scientists and Life Science Department faculty.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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A series of lectures on current topics in biology and a brief introduction to the field of biological science.  Lectures are presented by visiting scientists and Life Sciences Department faculty.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 2004Inactive:Fall 2013
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1.  Identify and compare the various disciplines included in the
   biological sciences.
2.  Identify the course of study required for a major in biology or
   physiology.
3.  Summarize and evaluate lectures on current topics in biological
   sciences.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Biology as a discipline
   a. Science education
   b. Biology sub-disciplines: e.g. botany, zoology, molecular biology,
      anatomy, physiology, microbiology, genetics, evolution, ecology,
      embryology
   c. The biology and physiology majors at SRJC
2.  Current topics in Biology
   There will be unique topics every semester, some possible topics might
   include:
   a. Natural history of specific geographical locations, e.g.
      Madagascar, Galapagos
   b. Biology of specific species, e.g. bats, manta rays, oaks, giardia
   c. Current advances in medical research, e.g. impact of human genome
      studies
   d. Biology in the news, e.g. current Nobel prizes in physiology
   e. Research in specific biological disciplines, e.g. prions and mad
      cow disease, physiology of chemical dependency, sudden oak death

Assignments:
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1.  Attendance at lectures, 5 per semester.
2.  Brief written report(s) may be required summarizing and evaluating the
   material presented in one or more lectures.
3.  Objective examination on orientation to biological sciences.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 40%
Brief report(s)
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 40%
Final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
50 - 80%
Participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials.

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