College of the Siskiyous

Courses

BIO 0891 - Biology Preparation for Pre-Majors and Pre-Health Students

This course is designed solely to function as the prerequisite for BIO 2600 and 2800. It covers the basic introductory concepts of chemistry, the cell, and scientific methodology. (NDA)

BIO 1000 - Introduction to Life Sciences

Advisory: ENGL 0900 and MATH 0830

This is an introduction to the areas of study in the life sciences and is designed for non-science majors. Topics include: Elementary biological concepts, a general survey of living organisms, cells, genetics, ecology, and evolution. UC transfer credit will not be awarded for BIO 1000 if this course is taken after a student completes BIO 2100 and BIO 2200. (AA, CSU, UC)

BIO 1028 - Trees and Shrubs of Northern California

This course explores anatomy, taxonomy, and ecology of common trees and shrubs of Northern California. It includes an all-day field trip in which key characteristics, identification, and ecological distribution will be emphasized. (AA, CSU)

BIO 1030 - Wildflower Identification

This course explores the anatomy, taxonomy, classification, and identification of local flowering plants. It includes two evening sessions and an all-day field trip during which students will practice using a dichotomous key to identify wildflowers. (AA, CSU)

BIO 1400 - Environmental Principles

Advisory: ENGL 0900

This course examines environmental issues from a scientific perspective. Topics include the structure and function of the biosphere, atmosphere, and lithosphere, nutrient cycling and energy flow through ecosystems, as well as human impacts on the atmosphere and aquatic terrestrial ecosystems, human use of natural resources, and sustainability. (AA, CSU, UC)

BIO 1500 - Human Biology

Advisory: ENGL 0900

A general education course designed for non-biology majors and pre-health related fields. Provides an introduction to basic biological concepts with an emphasis on human body functions. UC transfer credit will not be awarded if this course is taken after a student completes BIO 2700 or BIO 2800. (AA, CSU, UC)

BIO 1600 - Field Natural History

Advisory: ENGL 0900 and MATH 0830

This is a general education course in the study of the natural environment, the identification of native plants and animals, and the interrelationships between organisms and environment. Involves four all-day Saturday field trips. This course may be taken for credit a total of two times. (AA, CSU)

BIO 1700 - Field Botany - Intermediate Photography

Advisory: ENGL 0900

An introduction to plant identification, morphology, and ecology with emphasis on local wildflowers, trees, and shrubs. Involves some all-day Saturday field trips. (AA, CSU, UC)

BIO 2100 - General Biology I: The Unity of Life

Prerequisite: MATH 0980

An overview of the science of biology with emphases on hypothesis testing and investigative techniques, biological molecules, cellular structure and function, energy acquisition and metabolism, mechanisms and patterns of inheritance, molecular genetics, biotechnology, development, and evolution. For Biology, Natural Science, and Environmental Science majors. (AA, CSU, UC)

BIO 2200 - General Biology II: The Diversity of Life and Ecology

Prerequisite: BIO 2100

An overview of the science of biology with emphases on hypothesis testing and investigative techniques, the history of life, biological classification and the diversity of life, plant and animal anatomy and physiology, ecology, and animal behavior. For Biology majors. (AA, CSU, UC) (C-ID: BIOL 140)

BIO 2600 - Microbiology

Prerequisite: BIO 0891
Advisory: ENGL 0900 and MATH 0830

An introduction to the study of morphology, physiology, and ecology of microorganisms. It includes the structure and function of bacteria and their relationships with humans. (AA, CSU, UC)

BIO 2700 - Human Anatomy

Advisory: ENGL 0900 and MATH 0830

A systems approach to the study of the human body from the microscopic level of organization to the gross level. Structure is related to function with histology, dissection, models, cadavers, and charts. This course is intended to fulfill requirements for nursing, physical education, and allied health students. Lab. (AA, CSU, UC)

BIO 2710 - Human Dissection

Prerequisite: BIO 2700

This supervised study of human dissection techniques includes a review of dissection procedures as well as practical experience with human cadavers. The course uses a regional approach to human anatomy and covers all major muscle groups, organs, nerves and blood vessels of the body. It is intended for students who are interested in medical careers, pathology and normal anatomy of the human body. (AA, CSU)

BIO 2800 - Human Physiology

Prerequisite: BIO 0891
Advisory: ENGL 0900 and MATH 0830

An introduction to human physiology. Focus is on basic physiological principles and the integration of body systems in maintaining homeostasis. While this course is intended to fulfill requirements for nursing, physical education, and allied health students, it may also be taken as a life science elective. (AA, CSU, UC) (C-ID: BIOL 120B)

BIO 2929 - Special Studies

A student may earn credit by performance of a research project or other study in an area of special interest to the student and the instructor. This course may be taken for credit a total of four times. (AA,CSU)

BIO 2949 - Work Experience

Occupational Work Experience is supervised employment extending classroom-based occupational learning at an on-the-job learning station relating to the student's educational or occupational goal. One work experience credit can be awarded for 60 hours of unpaid work or 75 hours of paid work. Students can earn a maximum of 16 semester units, 0.5-8 units/semester. This course may be taken for credit a total of four times. (AA, CSU)

Contact

For information or questions regarding this or other programs at College of the Siskiyous contact the Office of Instruction.

Dr. Zachary Zweigle, Dean of Instruction
Email: Office of Instruction
Phone: (530) 938-5201