On the following pages are course descriptions for credit courses offered by MCC. Each course can be identified by a lettered subject and a course number followed by the title and a series of numbers. Those courses with a zero as the first digit of the course number are designated as developmental and may not be used to fulfill degree requirements.
BIOS 1010 - Introduction to Biology
5.0 - 3.0 - 6.0
course subject (BIOS)
course number (1010)
course title (Introduction to Biology)
course may be offered online ()
course may be offered in hybrid format ()
lecture/classroom hours per week (5.0 -)
lab/clinical hours per week (- 3.0 -)
credit hours (- 6.0)
Prerequisites – A prerequisite - or its equivalent - must be met before a student can register for a course. A prerequisite may be a specific high school course, another MCC course, a demonstrated proficiency, or acceptance into a certain program. Students must meet the prerequisite in effect for the quarter in which they are taking the course. Prerequisites may be waived on the basis of proficiency testing and/or the recommendation of an appropriate faculty member or academic dean.
Corequisites – Corequisites are required program courses that must be taken simultaneously, a grouping of courses that must all be taken within the same quarter. In some cases, previous completion of the required course is acceptable.
Hybrid courses – A hybrid course is a coordinated approach to learning, using both online technology and classroom interaction with faculty and peers. MCC hybrid courses meet face-to-face 50 percent of the traditional quarter's campus meetings; the other 50 percent of campus meeting time is replaced with online study and learning activities.