Biology Courses

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A sampling of courses for this discipline includes (not a complete list):

Skip list of courses.

  • BIOL-101A Principles of Biology - Molecular and Cellular
  • BIOL-101B Principles of Biology - Organisms and Systems
  • BIOL-103A/B Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • BIOL-104 Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • BIOL-105 Heredity, Evolution, and Society
  • BIOL-106 Microbiology
  • BIOL-107 Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
  • BIOL/ENVS-108 Human Econogy
  • BIOL-109 Biology of Sexual Reproduction
  • BIOL/BIOT-114A Introduction to Plant Biology
  • BIOL-130 Introduction to Biology
  • BIOL-131D Review of Biological Concepts
  • BIOL-140 Sierra Nevada Natural History
  • BIOL-141 Marine Biology
  • BIOL/ENVS-142 Environmental Biology

Textbooks, Online Access Codes, Other Supplies and Resources

Most Ohlone College classes require the purchase of a textbook, and some classes require the purchase of online access codes (also known as keys) or other supplies. Most of these purchases are available at the Ohlone College Bookstore.

Students may go to the Ohlone College Bookstore website to find the textbook(s), access codes (keys), or supplies for their class(es). Students may be required to pay additional fees for access to online resources that are not available through the Ohlone College Bookstore. Please check with your instructor.

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Student Learning Outcomes for Biology Programs

Biology Transfer Program

Upon successful completion of the courses in this discipline, the student will have acquired the following knowledge and skills:

  • Demonstrate the correct operating procedures in the use of common lab equipment such as compound microscopes, spectrophotometer, pH meter, electrophoresis gel apparatus, micropipetters, and centrifuges.
  • Construct, for analytical purposes, appropriate graphs from raw experimental data.
  • List common laboratory safety guidelines.
  • List and briefly explain the main concepts of modern evolutionary theory.

Biology General Education Focus

Upon successful completion of the courses in this discipline, the student will have acquired the following knowledge and skills:

  • Recognize the differences between information gained through scientific inquiry versus non-scientific inquiry.
  • Describe and recognize the common themes that unite all living organisms such as similarities in chemical, molecular, genetic, cellular, physiological, and morphological traits.
  • Identify the evidence behind the fact of evolution and the mechanism behind the process of “descent with modification” from a common ancestor.
  • Recognize the connections between different hierarchical levels of life from molecules to ecosystems.
  • Apply an understanding of science and natural principles to modern life so students may critically analyze and understand information affecting their surroundings.
  • Gain experience with a variety of laboratory techniques and how to properly use common scientific equipment.