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Biology

BIO 103 - Problems in the Environment
Credit Hours: 3
A study of ecological principles and current environmental problems including air, water, and noise pollution, population, energy, solid waste disposal, radiation hazards, inorganic contaminants, pesticides, soil conservation. Two lecture periods, two hours laboratory.

BIO 105 - Human Biology
Credit Hours: 3
A non-major course to introduce the student to an understanding of the human body. Two lecture periods and two hours of laboratory.

BIO 111 - Life Sciences
Credit Hours: 4
This course is designed to fulfill the science component of the general education requirements for non-science majors.  The course is a combination of various introductory life-science courses and the integration of their contents, including: general biology, ecology, evolution, botany, zoology, and human biology.  Three lecture periods, two hours laboratory.

BIO 150 - Principles of Biology I
Credit Hours: 4
A study of the fundamental principles of biology for the biology major. Cell structure and function, genetics and evolution are discussed, with exposure to biological literature and experience in scientific writing skills. Three lecture periods, three hours laboratory. Strongly recommended: high school biology and chemistry.

BIO 159 - Introduction to Microbiology and Lab
Credit Hours: 3
An introduction to the morphology and physiology of microorganisms including the protozoans, bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Laboratory techniques of culturing and identification. The basic concepts of immunology are also discussed. Two lecture periods, two hours of laboratory.

BIO 170/370 The Ecology of the Galapagos
Credit Hours: 3-6
A field trip to the Galapagos Islands will be taken over the winter break of 2007/2008. The Mindo Cloud Forest of Ecuador will also be visited. The course will examine the factors affecting the distribution and abundance of organisms on the Galapagos Islands. The trip fee, which includes airfare, lodging, and meals, is required.

BIO 212 - Principles of Biology II
Credit Hours: 4
An introduction to the kingdoms of life (Monerans, Protists, Fungi, and Plants), evolution, natural selection, plant structure and plant physiology. Two lecture periods, three hours laboratory.

BIO 221 - Invertebrate Zoology
Credit Hours: 3
Morphology, physiology, life cycles and phylogeny of animal groups from protozoans through echinoderms. Two lecture periods, three hours laboratory. Prerequisite(s): BIO 104 or BIO 150.

BIO 222 - Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
Credit Hours: 3
The comparative structure and phylogenic relationships of the lower chordates and vertebrates; laboratory dissection of representative organisms. Two lecture periods; three hours laboratory.

BIO 270-9 - Special Topics
Credit Hours: 1-3
Special topics in biology in depth, depending on demand and staff.

BIO 282-283 - Anatomy and Physiology I & II
Credit Hours: 4
Two-semester course with a three-hour lab and three lecture periods. First semester, the lab covers anatomy; lectures include cells, tissues, skin, muscle, nerves, and circulatory system. Second semester, the lab covers physiology; lectures include respiratory, digestive, urinary, endocrine, acid-base balance, and reproductive systems.

BIO 308 - Medical Technology Orientation
Credit Hours: 1
An orientation to the hospital laboratory. Taken with consent of biology and hospital staff. Minimum of one week of hospital with a written report required. Pass/Fail only.

BIO 325 - Histology
Credit Hours: 3
A study of the microanatomy of normal vertebrate tissues. Two lecture periods, three hours laboratory.

BIO 327 - General Ecology
Credit Hours: 3
Basic ecological principles with emphasis on the interrelationships between organisms and their environment, populations, communities, and ecosystems. Two lecture periods, three hours laboratory and field work.
Prerequisite(s): BIO 212.

BIO 329 - Vertebrate Physiology
Credit Hours: 3
A study of function in vertebrates, especially at the organ and system level. Two lecture periods; three hours laboratory.
Prerequisite(s): BIO 222.

BIO 330 - Vertebrate Embryology
Credit Hours: 3
A study of the maturation of gametes, fertilization, the differentiation of germ layers, and the formation of fetal organ systems in selected vertebrate and some invertebrate types. Laboratory consists of an intensive, descriptive study of whole mounts and serial sections of starfish, amphioxus, frog, chick and pig. Two lecture periods, three hours laboratory.
Prerequisite(s): BIO 222, BIO 282-283

BIO 332 - General Microbiology
Credit Hours: 3
An introduction to the morphology of microorganisms including techniques of culturing, identification, biochemistry, disease, and immunity. Two lecture periods; three hours laboratory. Prerequisite(s): CHE 302-303.

BIO 354 - Pathophysiology
Credit Hours: 3
Three lecture periods.
A study of the disease process along with the normal physiology of the body systems and the clinical relationships which are appropriate. Three lecture periods.
Prerequisite(s): BIO 282-283.

BIO 357 - Environmental Science I
Credit Hours: 3
A study of ecological, economic, and social aspects of current environmental problems. Topics include the history of environmental problems, human population issues, global problems, soil conservation, and food resources. Two lecture periods,three hours laboratory.

BIO 358 - Environmental Science II
Credit Hours: 3
A continuation of BIO 357. Topics include water resources, biodiversity, wildlife resources, renewable and non-renewable energy resources, mineral resources, solid waste, air pollution, water pollution, pesticides, environmental economics, and environmental politics. Two lecture periods, three hours laboratory.
Prerequisite(s): BIO 357.

BIO 364 - Immunology
Credit Hours: 3
Survey of the immunological system including both humoral and cellular immunological phenomena, immunochemistry, antibody, production, immunogenetics, hypersensitivity, tolerance, and immunological reactions. Three hours of lecture.
Prerequisite(s): BIO 332.

BIO 370-9 - Special Topics
Credit Hours: 1-3
Special topics in biology in depth, depending on demand and staff.

BIO 400 - Methods of Teaching Biology
Credit Hours: 3
Designed to acquaint students with instructional strategies for teaching of biological sciences in the secondary school. Required for those seeking state certification. Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the teacher education program.

BIO 433 - Vertebrate Endocrinology
Credit Hours: 3
A study of structure and function of the glands of internal secretion. Two lecture periods, three hours laboratory.
Prerequisite(s): BIO 329.

BIO 434 - Modern Genetics
Credit Hours: 3
An in-depth study of the principles of both classical and molecular genetics. Two lecture periods and three hours laboratory. Prerequisite(s): CHE 211-212. Strongly recommended: BIO32.

BIO 435 - Plant Field Biology
Credit Hours: 3
Taxonomy, development and ecology of plants especially those of agricultural and pharmacological importance.  Two lecture periods, three hours laboratory.
Prerequisite(s): BIO 212

BIO 436 - Vertebrate Field Biology
Credit Hours: 3
Survey of resources and methods for studying North American vertebrates including amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Two lecture periods, three hours laboratory.

BIO 450 - Cellular and Molecular Biology
Credit Hours: 3
An in-depth study of the fundamental concepts of structure and function of plants, animals, and microbial cells. Two lecture periods, three hours laboratory.

BIO 470-9 - Special Topics
Credit Hours: 3
Special topics in biology in depth, depending on demand and staff.

BIO 480 - Independent Research
Credit Hours: 1-3
Individual research performed in consultation with a biology teacher. Primarily for seniors majoring in Biological Sciences.

BIO 497 - Coordinating Seminar
Credit Hours: 1
Pertinent topics discussed by students. Required for all biology majors. One lecture period during which students present both written and oral papers.

Chemistry

CHE 100 - Introduction to Chemical Principles
Credit Hours: 3
A one-semester survey of the fundamental principles of chemistry. Topics include atomic and molecular structure, inorganic nomenclature, quantitative relationships involving chemical substances and chemical reactions, aqueous ionic and molecular solution theory, and acid-base theory. Intended for general college and paramedical students, and for those who plan to take CHE 111. Two lecture periods and one two-hour lab per week.

CHE 125 - General, Organic, and Biochemistry
Credit Hours: 4
A study of general, organic, and biochemistry emphasizing applications to health sciences. Three lecture periods per week and a 3-hour lab per week.
Prerequisite(s): high school algebra and chemistry.

CHE 150 - General Chemistry I
Credit Hours: 5
A first year course for science majors.  Includes measurement, atoms and molecules, chemical reactions, gas laws, thermochemistry, quantum theory, electron configurations, ionic and covalent bonding,, molecular geometry, states of matter and solutions.  Four hours lecture and a 3-hour lab per week.

CHE 151 - General Chemistry II
Credit Hours: 5
A continuation of CHE 150.  Includes topics in kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, solubility, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, coordination compounds, intro to organic chemistry and biochemistry.  Four hours lectures and a 3-hour lab per week.
Prerequisite(s): CHE 150

CHE 205 - Forensic Chemistry
Credit Hours: 4
This course will cover types of samples and how they are prepared, solubility, presumptive testing, detailed discussion on microscopy, extensive coverage of drug analysis and broad coverage of chemical analysis of physical evidence.

CHE 302 - Organic Chemistry I
Credit Hours: 5
A comprehensive coverage of the basic principles of organic chemistry.  Topics include nomenclature, structure, sterochemistry, chemical reaction mechanisms, nucleophilic substitution and elimination, structure, synthesis, and reactions of alkanes, alkenes, alcohols, and alkyl halides.  Also IR, mass spectrometry, and NMR.  Four hours lecture and a 3-hour lab per week.
Prerequisite(s): CHE 125 or CHE 151.

CHE 303 - Organic Chemistry II
Credit Hours: 5
A continuation of CHE 302.  Topics include structure, synthesis, and reactions of ethers, epoxides, alkynes, aromatic compounds, ketones, aldehydes, amines, carboxylic acids, enols and enolates.  Also UV spectroscopy.  Four hours lecture and a 3-hour lab per week.
Prerequisite(s): CHE 125 or CHE 151.

CHE 309 Laboratory Safety
Credit Hours: 1
Topics include flammable and explosive hazards, gas cylinders, oxygen balance, toxicity, carcinogens, handling hazardous substances, waste disposal, and electrical hazards. One lecture per week.
Prerequisite(s): CHE 302

CHE 311 - Organic Mechanisms & Spectroscopy
Credit Hours: 4
Mechanisms: study of electron flow and writing arrow pushing mechanisms for organic reactions. Spectroscopy: study of IR, NMR, UN-Vi and Mass spectroscopy. Three lecture periods and one three-hour laboratory per week.
Prerequisite(s): CHE 303.

CHE 321 - Biochemistry
Credit Hours: 4
The basic concepts of biochemistry. Chemistry and metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids. Chemistry of respiration; bioenergetics. Three lecture periods per week and one three-hour laboratory per week.
Prerequisite(s): CHE 302

CHE 349 - Inorganic/Organometallic Chemistry
Credit Hours: 4
First half of the semester topics include VSEPR, symmetry, HSAB, CFT, and CFSE. Second half of semester topics include the eighteen electron rule, survey of ligands, geometry, Pi back bonding, metal-metal bonds, and catalytic cycles. Three lecture periods and one three hour laboratory per week.
Prerequisite(s): CHE 303

CHE 401 - Physical Chemistry I
Credit Hours: 4
Topics include properties of gases, thermodynamics, equilibrium, electrochemistry, and chemical kinetics. Three lecture periods and one 3-hour laboratory period per week.
Prerequisite(s):CHE 151, MAT 242

CHE 402 - Physical Chemistry II
Credit Hours: 4
Continuation of CHE 401. Modern chemistry: quantum mechanical treatment of atomic and molecular structure and statistical thermodynamics. Three lecture periods and one two-hour laboratory period per week.
Prerequisite(s): CHE 401

CHE 470-5 - Special Topics
Credit Hours: 1-4
Special topics in chemistry depending upon demand and staff.

CHE 497 - Seminar
Credit Hours: 1
Prerequisite(s): Senior standing and faculty approval
Required of all Chemistry majors.

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