2016-2017 Catalog


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 - General Biology


5.0 - 3.0 - 6.0


course subject (BIOS)

course number (1010)

course title (General Biology)

course may be offered online (mouse)

course may be offered in hybrid format (yinyang)

lecture/classroom hours per week (5.0 -)

lab/clinical hours per week (- 3.0 -)

credit hours (- 6.0)

Requisites for a course are detailed as follows:

  • 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.
  • Recommended - Certain courses, proficiencies, or conditions may be recommended for the student prior to or at the same time as the course.  While these recommendations are suggested for student success in the course, they are not required.  

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.