BIO 109 Introduction to Applied Biology
3 hours lecture, 6 hours lab, 5 units
Advisory: English 101 or English 105, each with a
grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment
Skill Level W6/R6; Mathematics 46 with a grade of
“C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Level
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to
students with previous credit for Biology 265B.
This course is as an introductory biology course
which emphasizes an application of the scientific
method and laboratory investigation of a broad
range of topics in the biological sciences. This
course rigorously covers knowledge and application
of basic concepts in math, chemistry, and the
biological sciences to serve as a foundation for
students interested in more advanced coursework
in the biological sciences, as well as to foster a
general interest in and appreciation for the diverse
applications of the biological sciences in society.
Topics include the basic chemical processes
common in prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms, biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology,
gene expression, microbial genetics, recombinant
DNA technology, and genetic engineering. The
relationship and impact of applied biology on
evolution and ecology are also discussed. This
course is intended for students interested in further
studies in biology, physiology, biotechnology,
pharmacology, allied health and biomedical
sciences, as well as students with a general interest
in the broad applications of the biological sciences in
their daily lives. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.
BIO 206 Biotechnology Instrumentation 3 hours lecture, 9 hours lab, 6 units Grade Only
Prerequisite: Biology 109 or Biology 205, each with a
grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
Corequisite: Biology 91.
This is an advanced lecture/laboratory course
implementing major techniques used in the
biotechnology industry. Topics include tissue
culture methods, purification and analysis of nucleic
acids and proteins, DNA amplification and cloning
procedures, protein identification methods, scientific
information retrieval, and technical writing. This
course is intended for students seeking employment
opportunities in biotechnology. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.