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BMS 100: The Human Body
(4) F, S - CSU, UC*
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB
Course Advisories: One semester High School Biology

Structure and function of the human body. Non-technical introduction to anatomy, physiology, exercise, fitness and nutrition. Laboratory experiments in human physiology; study of human anatomical materials. Satisfies SBCC General Education requirement in Natural Sciences. Satisfies Anatomy and Physiology requirements for SBCC LVN program. Does not satisfy requirements for ADN majors. (*UC Transfer Limit: no credit for BIOMD 100 if taken after BIOMD 107 or 108 or 109; BIOMD 100, 107, 108, 109, and 146 combined: maximum credit, two courses)

BMS 107: Human Anatomy
(4) F, S, Summer - CSU, UC*
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Structure of the human body. Laboratory includes study of a human anatomical specimen and comparative anatomy. Transferable to all four-year institutions, including nursing schools. Satisfies SBCC General Education requirement in Natural Sciences. (CAN BIOL 10 or CAN BIOL SEQ B [with BIOMD 108]) (*UC Transfer Limit: BIOMD 100, 107, 108, 109 and 146 combined: maximum credit, two courses)

BMS 108: Human Physiology
(4) F, S - CSU, UC*
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H
Course Advisories: BMS 107, CHEM 101 or CHEM 104

Functions of the human body. Laboratory emphasizes recording physiological data from each student. Transferable to all four-year institutions, including nursing schools. Satisfies SBCC General Education requirement in Natural Sciences. (CAN BIOL 12 or CAN BIOL SEQ B [with BIOMD 107]) (*UC Transfer Limit: BIOMD 100, 107, 108, and 146 combined: maximum credit, two courses)

BMS 118: Human Microanatomy
(3) - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H
Course Advisories: BMS 100 or BMS 107

Functional histology of the human body. Cell structure and function; architecture, control and integration of cells in tissues of all major organs.

BMS 119: Human Dissection
(1-3) F, S, Summer - CSU
Prerequisites: BMS 107 or BIOL 102
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Directed dissection of human cadaver. May be taken for one to three units of credit per semester. Each unit of credit requires 48 hours laboratory work per semester. Graded Credit/No Credit only. May be repeated to a maximum of nine units of credit. (*UC Transfer Limit: computed as Independent Studies; please see counselor)

BMS 119A: Human Dissection of the Head and Neck
(1) F, S - CSU
Prerequisites: BMS 107 with a minimum grade of B

Directed dissection of the head and neck of the human cadaver. May be taken for one credit. This unit of credit requires 48 hours of laboratory work per semester. Graded pass/no pass.

BMS 119B: Human Dissection of the Appendages
(1) F, S - CSU
Prerequisites: BMS 107 with a minimum grade of B

Directed dissection of the appendages of the human cadaver. May be taken for one credit. This unit of credit requires 48 hours laboratory work per semester. Graded Credit/No Credit only.

BMS 119C: Human Dissection of the Torso
(1) F - CSU
Prerequisite: BMS 107 with a minimum grade of B

Directed dissection of the external and internal structures of the torso of the human cadaver. May be taken for one credit. This unit of credit requires 48 hours of laboratory work per semester.

BMS 127: Medical Microbiology
(4) F, S - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: CHEM 101 with a minimum grade of C or one year of high school chemistry with a minimum grade of C or
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H or 110GB
Course Advisories: BMS 108 with a minimum grade of C BIOL 100 with a minimum grade of C

CHEM 104 with a minimum grade of C or CHEM 155 with a minimum grade of C Surveys the microorganisms that contribute to human health and human disease. Biology of bacteria, viruses, fungi, prions, and a variety of Eukaryotic organisms will be investigated; emphases includes the structural and metabolic diversity of microorganisms, and the molecular and cellular basis of host-microbe interactions. (CAN BIOL 14)

BMS 128: Human Nutrition
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Nutritional needs of the human body. Studies individual, local, national and world nutritional efforts. (CAN FCS 2)

BMS 128L: Human Nutrition Laboratory
(1)
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB
Co-Requisite: BMS 128

Laboratory investigations of human nutrition; nutritional analysis of food; and guidelines for prevention of chronic diseases through diet.

BMS 136: Biology Of Human Sexuality
(3) F, S and/or Summer - CSU, UC*
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H or 110GB

Fundamental principles and current research focused on the anatomy and physiology of reproductive systems, hormonal control of reproductive cycles, diversity of sexual responses, basic genetics and heredity, early human development, pregnancy, parturition, causes and treatments of infertility, sexually transmitted infections, contraception, age-related changes in sexual function and behavior, sexual dysfunction and comparative sexual behaviors.

BMS 146: Human Form And Function
(3) F, S - CSU, UC*
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H or 110GB
Course Advisories: Chem 101 or Chem 156. Computer and internet competence.

Descriptive introduction to the structure and function of the human body.

BMS 157: General Microbiology
(4) F,S - CSU/UC TRANSFER LIMIT
Prerequisites: CHEM 101 with a minimum grade of C or one year of high school chemistry with a minimum grade of C or
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H or 110GB
Course Advisories: BIOL 100 with a minimum grade of C BMS 108 with a minimum grade of C

CHEM 104 with a minimum grade of C or CHEM 155 with a minimum grade of C Surveys the biology and ecology of various microbiological taxa: bacteria, archaea, viruses, fungi, protists, and microscopic animals. Emphasis placed on their symbiotic roles in nature, as well as on their evolution, taxonomy, metabolism, and genetics. Associated biotechnological techniques and industrial applications are explored.

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