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					                                                 COURSE OUTLINE

                                                   OXNARD COLLEGE

§55002. Standards and Criteria for Courses. [(a) and (b)] (3) course Outline of Record. The course is described in a
course outline of record that shall be maintained in the official college files and made available to each instructor.
The course outline of record shall specify the unit value, the expected number of contact hours for the course as a
whole, the prerequisites, corequisites or advisories on recommended preparation (if any) for the course, the catalog
description, objectives, and content in terms of a specific body of knowledge.

I.    COURSE IDENTIFICATION AND JUSTIFICATION:
      (The BANNER title may not exceed 30 characters in length. The descriptive (full) title may not exceed 68 characters in
      length. Space and punctuation characters count toward these limits. The proposed course ID, BANNER title, and full title
      must be identical to the corresponding fields on the cover sheet.)

      A.   PROPOSED COURSE ID:              BIOL R122L             BANNER TITLE: Principles of Biology II Lab
           FULL TITLE:                      Principles of Biology II Lab
           (Please complete the next two lines only if modifying the identification and/or title(s) of an existing course.)

           PREVIOUS COURSE ID:              None                      BANNER TITLE: None
           FULL TITLE:                      None
      B.   REASON(S) COURSE IS OFFERED:
           (Specify how the course fulfills degree, certificate, transfer, job or career training, community, or other
           needs. Distinguish the course’s purpose from that of similar courses. Clearly state the course’s goals to
           allow evaluation of objectives.) This course is an introduction to the principles of molecular and cellular
           biology. It is designed for biological science majors seeking transfer to university programs. It services
           students anticipating careers in a broad range of health care and life science fields. It fulfills general
           education requirements the AA/AS degree, as well as IGETC and CSU GE. It is required major
           preparation for many science and health science majors
           REASON(S) FOR CURRENT OUTLINE

           The goals of this course are to enhance and reinforce the objectives of the lecture portion of the course
           (BIOL R122) which are to develop student understanding of (1) the relationships, similarities and
           differences of the tissue and organ systems of plants and animals; (2) the ecological concepts and
           population dynamics of organisms; (3) experimental data acquisition and presentation; and (4)
           evolutionary concepts in their application to anatomy, physiology and taxonomic classification. Together
           with the lecture portion of the course, it is designed for biological science majors seeking transfer to
           university programs. It services students anticipating careers in a broad range of health care and life
           science fields. It fulfills general education requirements the AA/AS degree, as well as IGETC and CSU
           GE. It is required major preparation for many science and health science majors.
      C.   REASON(S) FOR CURRENT OUTLINE REVISION:
           (For a new course, state “New course.” For a revision to an existing course, summarize the changes.)

           Five-year periodic review; addition of SLO appendix

II.   CATALOG INFORMATION:
      (If data for any item(s) in this section have changed since approval of the previous course outline, please complete both
      the “Previous” and “Current” responses for that item. Otherwise, please complete only the “Current” response and leave
      the “Previous” response blank.)

      A.   UNITS:                    Current:                1
                                     Previous, if different:
      B.   COURSE HOURS:
           1. WEEKLY MEETING HOURS:
           (State the full-semester equivalent, even if the course is never offered as a full-semester course.)

           Current:                LECTURE            0.0   / LAB        3.0   / OTHER          0.0    /
           Previous, if different: LECTURE                  / LAB              / OTHER                 /
     2.    TOTAL CONTACT HOURS: 52.5
     (To calculate the total contact hours for the semester multiply 17.5 X the number of units.)

C.   PREREQUISITES, COREQUISITES, ADVISORIES, AND LIMITATIONS ON ENROLLMENT:
     §55002 (a)(2)(E) [for degree-appropriate courses] Basic Skills Requirements. If success in the course is dependent
     upon communication or computation skills, then the course shall require, consistent with the provisions of this article,
     as prerequisites or corequisites eligibility for enrollment in associate degree credit courses in English and/or
     mathematics, respectively.

     (Please complete and attach a separate prerequisite appendix form to this outline for each requisite course, advisory
     course, or enrollment limitation listed. For any limitation on enrollment, please specify the authorizing statute or
     regulation. Note that “limitations on enrollment” does not refer to maximum class size; rather, it permits departments
     to document additional qualifications that students must possess before enrolling in a course. For example, students
     desiring to enroll in dental hygiene courses must first have been admitted into the dental hygiene program.)

     1.    PREREQUISITES:                           Current:                   BIOL R120 and BIOL R120L or
                                                                               equivalent; BIOL R122 or concurrent
                                                                               enrollment
                                                    Previous, if different:
     2.    COREQUISITES:                            Current:                None
                                                    Previous, if different:
     3.    ADVISORIES:                              Current:                None
                                                    Previous, if different:
     4.    LIMITATIONS ON ENROLLMENT: Current:                                 None
                                      Previous if different:
D.   CATALOG DESCRIPTION:
     (Use complete sentences in this description. Write a well-developed overview of the course topics covered. Also
     identify the target audience. Not all of this information may apply to all courses. Catalog descriptions that provide the
     necessary level of detail typically occupy no more than six lines of text, and so are comparable in length to this
     instruction set. DO NOT INCLUDE: GE placement, transferability, prerequisite/corequisite/advisory, repeatability or
     field trip information in the catalog description.)

     Current:
     This course is designed to complete the study of basic principles of biology laboratory for biological
     science majors. Topics include the diversity and evolutionary relationships of the fungi, major plant
     divisions, and animal phyla. Dissections of representative organisms are required. Emphasis is placed
     on the development, structure and functions of vertebrate organ systems. Ecosystem structure,
     population ecology, and evolutionary concepts are presented.
     Previous, if different:


E.   SCHEDULE DESCRIPTION:
     (Provide a distillation of the catalog description for publication in the course schedule.)

     Current:
     Laboratory exercises including the diversity and evolutionary relationships of the fungi, major plant
     divisions, and animal phyla. Dissections of representative organisms are required. Field trips may be
     required.
F.   FEES:
     (Every student must receive material goods of value greater than or equal to the fee amount charged.)

     Current:                $        None
     Previous, if different: $
G.   FIELD TRIPS:
     (Check “will be required” only if transportation & insurance funding is available.)

     Current:                  WILL             / MAY        X     / WILL NOT                / BE REQUIRED.
             Previous, if different: WILL               / MAY              / WILL NOT                / BE REQUIRED.
       H.    REPEATABILITY:
             (Most courses with a lecture component may be taken only once.)

             Current:                MAY BE TAKEN: 1               X    / 2            / 3           / 4           / TIME(S).
             Previous, if different: MAY BE TAKEN: 1                    / 2            / 3           / 4           / TIME(S).
       I.    CREDIT BASIS:
             Current:                LTR          X     / CR-NC               / STUDENT OPT                 / NON-CRD                   /
             Previous, if different: LTR                / CR-NC               / STUDENT OPT                 / NON-CRD                   /
       J.    CREDIT BY EXAM:
             Current:                PETITIONS: MAY BE GRANTED                           / WILL NOT BE GRANTED                X     /
             Previous, if different: PETITIONS: MAY BE GRANTED                           / WILL NOT BE GRANTED                      /

III.   COURSE OBJECTIVES:
       §55002. Standards and Criteria for courses: “. . . The course outline of record shall specify . . .objectives . . .” (State what
       students should be able to do after completing the course. Most items will begin with an active description such as
       “define,” “explain,” “analyze,” “synthesize”, “solve,” “argue,” etc. A more extensive list of sample verbs is available online
       at http://faculty.oxnardcollege.edu/committees/curriculum/bloomtax.asp. Verbs selected from the more complex
       competencies of Bloom’s taxonomy are generally preferable to those from less complex competencies. Objectives should
       broadly relate to the catalog description, meet the stated needs of the course as presented in section I.B. of this outline,
       and not be too advanced or specific. Be concise but complete; typically, ten items are too many, whereas one item is not
       enough.)

       UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, THE STUDENT SHOULD BE ABLE TO:
       A.    Identify organs and tissues of plants and animals.
       B.    Describe the taxonomy of fungi, plants and animals.
       C.    Dissect plants and animals.
       D.    Apply the scientific method in laboratory projects on organismal biological topics such as ecology or
             physiology of fungi, plants or animals.
       E.    Use a light microscope to examine tissues and cells.
       F.    Prepare reports of experimental projects.

IV.    COURSE CONTENT:
       (Compile a complete list of topics taught in the course. Arrange the list by topic with sub-headings. This list must be in
       concordance with the topics presented in the catalog description, but should provide a greater level of detail. The course
       content will clearly demonstrate that the course covers the material necessary for students to meet the objectives stated in
       Section III. Course Objectives. For a typical course, the level of detail should be such that the list is between half a page
       and two pages in length.)

       TOPICS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
       A.    Fungi
             1. mushrooms
             2. yeast
             3. lichens
             4. molds
       B.    Plants
             1. plant identification and phylogeny
             2. plant dissection
             3. plant germination, growth, and development
       C.    Animals
             1. animal identification and phylogeny
             2. animal dissection
             3. animal physiology and development
      D.   Ecology
           1. population assessment
           2. community and/or ecosystem analysis

V.    METHODS OF INSTRUCTION:
      (Stating “lecture” as a method does not provide sufficient detail; instead, please provide instances of the types of activities
      that may take place during lecture. An example of this would be: “In-class reading of dramatic texts by the instructor and
      students, followed by instructor-guided interpretation and analysis.” The methods of instruction will illustrate ways in which
      the course content may be presented in order to enable students to meet course objectives. Instructors have the
      academic freedom to choose how they will achieve course objectives. Please complete and attach a distance learning
      appendix form to this outline if part or all of any offered section is taught using distance learning methods; this applies, for
      example, to television or Internet courses.)

      METHODS MAY INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
      A.   Instructor will explain procedures to Identify organs and tissues of plants and animals using visual aids,
           demonstrations, and models
      B.   Instructor will share slides, models, specimens and other media to show examples of fungi, plants and
           animals.
      C.   Students will dissect plants and animals individually and in small groups.
      D.   Instructor will support, monitor and evaluate student progress in use of microscopes, models, biological
           specimens and other samples and tools to examine organs, tissues and cells of fungi, plants, and
           animals .
      E.   Students will collect data, analyze data, and prepare reports of experimental projects to apply the
           scientific method in laboratory projects on biological topics such as physiology or ecology of fungi,
           plants, or animals..

VI.   METHODS OF EVALUATION AND ASSIGNMENTS:
      A.   METHODS OF EVALUATION FOR DEGREE-APPLICABLE COURSES:
           §55002. (a)(2)(A) Grading Policy. The course provides for measurement of student performance in terms of the
           stated course objectives and culminates in a formal, permanently recorded grade based upon uniform standards in
           accordance with Section 55023. The grade is based on demonstrated proficiency in subject matter and the ability to
           demonstrate that proficiency, at least in part, by means of essays, or, in courses where the Curriculum Committee
           deems them to be appropriate, by problem solving exercises or skills demonstrations by students.

            WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS            (Examples: Essays, term papers)                                                   X    /
            PROBLEM-SOLVING ASSIGNMENTS    (Examples: Math-like problems, diagnosis & repair)                                X    /
            PHYSICAL SKILLS DEMONSTRATIONS (Examples: Performing arts, equipment operation)                                  X    /
            FOR ANY DEGREE APPLICABLE COURSE, IF “WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS” ABOVE IS NOT
            CHECKED, EXPLAIN WHY.
            Not applicable.
      B.   TYPICAL GRADED ASSIGNMENTS (METHODS OF EVALUATION):
           (Describe typical assignments. Not all assignments need be listed. “Term paper” alone is insufficient. The typical
           assignments should clearly relate to the course objectives and should indicate the types of criteria on which they will
           be graded or evaluated. As examples of typical assignments, they should represent a variety of ways in which
           students’ achievement of the course objectives will be assessed. The information presented here should make it
           clear that demonstrated knowledge of required material constitutes a significant portion of the course grade.)

           1.    Students will prepare laboratory reports. Students will be graded on scientific format, completeness
                 of project description, accuracy of results and selection and citing of references.
           2.    Students will be tested in a practical examination on identification of organs, tissues and taxonomy
                 of fungi, plants and animals. Students will be graded on their accuracy of identification and spelling.
    C.    TYPICAL OUTSIDE OF CLASSROOM ASSIGNMENTS:
          (For courses with a lecture component, provide evidence that the intensity of the course requires students to engage
          in independent study outside of class hours conforming to the “Carnegie unit.” Give specific illustrations of typical
          assignments. Assignments must clearly relate to course objectives and content. This section may be left blank for
          laboratory or certain activity courses in which all assignments are completed only during class meeting hours.)

          1.    READING:
                a. Students will read articles in professional journals about fungi, plants and animals that relate to
                   their laboratory projects on the ecology or physiology of fungi, plants or animals.
          2.    WRITING:
                a. Students will write laboratory reports on their dissections and experimentation on fungi, plants,
                   and animals.
          3.    OTHER:
                a. Students will collect samples of biological specimens such as fungi, plants or animals and will
                   utilize accepted taxonomy to identify the specimens and their anatomy.

VII. TEXTBOOKS AND INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS:
    (Please provide author, title, edition, publisher, and date of publication for all materials listed. Ensure that texts are current
    and for degree-applicable courses, written at college level. UC transferrable courses require that the main text be dated
    within five (5) years, that science courses with a lab component include a lab manual, that composition courses include a
    style book, and that literature courses include a representative reading list.)

    A.    TEXTBOOK(S); LATEST EDITION OF:
          1. Investigating Biology by Campbell, et al; sixth edition; published by Benjamin Cummings. 2008.
    B.    OTHER INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS:

VIII. DISCIPLINE ASSIGNMENT AND ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATIONS:
    A.    DISCIPLINE ASSIGNMENT:
          (Select from State Disciplines List; see http://faculty.oxnardcollege.edu/committees/curriculum/disciplines.asp.)

          Biological Sciences
    B.    ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATIONS:
          (Specify additional qualifications, if any, required by statute, regulation, or licensing/certification organizations.)

          1.    DESCRIPTION OF CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENT:
                None
          2.    NAME OF STATUTE, REGULATION, OR LICENSING/CERTIFICATION ORGANIZATION
                REQUIRING THIS CERTIFICATION:
                None




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