Liberal Arts AA and AS Degrees

Emphasis Area – Science Course Descriptions

Academic Year: 2016–2017

Science Courses

BIO112 General Biology I -AND-

4 credits—This lecture and laboratory course is the first of a two semester sequence designed for students with a specific interest in majoring in the biological sciences or a desire for a more comprehensive undergraduate course in the discipline. The course integrates the basic principles of general biology and focuses on their interrelationships. The major themes addressed include levels of organization, cell structure and metabolism, the genetic basis of life, evolution, diversity and ecological relationships. Laboratory exercises are coordinated with lecture topics to enhance the student's understanding of these topics.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

2015–2016 Course Cost: $674.00

BIO113 General Biology II

4 credits—This lecture and laboratory course is part of a two semester sequence designed for students with a specific interest in majoring in the biological sciences or a desire for a more comprehensive undergraduate course in the discipline. The major focus of this course is on the diversity of life forms, including microbes, protists, the fungi, plants and animals. The course will include the study of their structure and function, evolutionary patterns, ecological relationships and behavior. Laboratory exercises are coordinated with lecture topics to enhance the student's understanding of the lecture concepts.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

2015–2016 Course Cost: $674.00

BIO112 General Biology I -AND-

4 credits—This lecture and laboratory course is the first of a two semester sequence designed for students with a specific interest in majoring in the biological sciences or a desire for a more comprehensive undergraduate course in the discipline. The course integrates the basic principles of general biology and focuses on their interrelationships. The major themes addressed include levels of organization, cell structure and metabolism, the genetic basis of life, evolution, diversity and ecological relationships. Laboratory exercises are coordinated with lecture topics to enhance the student's understanding of these topics.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

BIO113 General Biology II

4 credits—This lecture and laboratory course is part of a two semester sequence designed for students with a specific interest in majoring in the biological sciences or a desire for a more comprehensive undergraduate course in the discipline. The major focus of this course is on the diversity of life forms, including microbes, protists, the fungi, plants and animals. The course will include the study of their structure and function, evolutionary patterns, ecological relationships and behavior. Laboratory exercises are coordinated with lecture topics to enhance the student's understanding of the lecture concepts.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

CHM165 General Chemistry I -AND-

4 credits—This lecture and laboratory course is the first of a two-semester sequence designed specifically for students majoring in chemistry, physics, biology, or pre-engineering. It is a mathematically rigorous course that assumes the entering student has a strong background in algebra and finite mathematics. Students will learn specific-content chemical information that will be applied within the context of a variety of chemistry applications. Many of the applications that will be investigated highlight contemporary social and scientific issues. Through participation in course activities, each student should expect to improve her/his knowledge of chemistry and to develop improved qualitative and quantitative problem-solving skills. Hands-on experience with laboratory experiments will allow students to learn proper procedures, to gather meaningful data, and to draw logical and appropriate conclusions based on the laboratory data. Content will include chemical equations, stoichiometry, gases, thermochemistry, equilibrium, electronic structure of atoms, periodic trends, molecular bonding and structure, intermolecular forces, and nuclear chemistry.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT102, MAT110, or MAT156. Highly recommended that the prerequisite class be passed with a C- or better in the past 5 years.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $674.00

CHM175 General Chemistry II

4 credits—This lecture and laboratory course is the second of a two semester sequence designed specifically for students majoring in chemistry, physics, biology or pre-engineering. Students will have successfully completed General Chemistry I or its' equivalent. The course focuses on chemical equilibria and their applications, thermodynamics, kinetics, modern materials, electrochemistry, properties of solutions, chemistry of the representative main group and transition elements, coordination compounds, basic organic chemistry, biological chemistry, and chemistry of the environment. Specific topics are outlined under the course content. Laboratory exercises are coordinated with lecture topics where possible, and are intended to augment and support these topics.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): CHM165

2015–2016 Course Cost: $674.00

CHM165 General Chemistry I -AND-

4 credits—This lecture and laboratory course is the first of a two-semester sequence designed specifically for students majoring in chemistry, physics, biology, or pre-engineering. It is a mathematically rigorous course that assumes the entering student has a strong background in algebra and finite mathematics. Students will learn specific-content chemical information that will be applied within the context of a variety of chemistry applications. Many of the applications that will be investigated highlight contemporary social and scientific issues. Through participation in course activities, each student should expect to improve her/his knowledge of chemistry and to develop improved qualitative and quantitative problem-solving skills. Hands-on experience with laboratory experiments will allow students to learn proper procedures, to gather meaningful data, and to draw logical and appropriate conclusions based on the laboratory data. Content will include chemical equations, stoichiometry, gases, thermochemistry, equilibrium, electronic structure of atoms, periodic trends, molecular bonding and structure, intermolecular forces, and nuclear chemistry.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT102, MAT110, or MAT156. Highly recommended that the prerequisite class be passed with a C- or better in the past 5 years.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

CHM175 General Chemistry II

4 credits—This lecture and laboratory course is the second of a two semester sequence designed specifically for students majoring in chemistry, physics, biology or pre-engineering. Students will have successfully completed General Chemistry I or its' equivalent. The course focuses on chemical equilibria and their applications, thermodynamics, kinetics, modern materials, electrochemistry, properties of solutions, chemistry of the representative main group and transition elements, coordination compounds, basic organic chemistry, biological chemistry, and chemistry of the environment. Specific topics are outlined under the course content. Laboratory exercises are coordinated with lecture topics where possible, and are intended to augment and support these topics.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): CHM165

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

PHY162 College Physics I -AND-

4 credits—This course covers the fundamental concepts, principles and laws of physics and their applications. It covers kinematics, dynamics, force, linear and rotational motion, fluids, sound, temperature, and heat.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT747, MAT128, MAT134, or appropriate placement score to enroll in MAT210.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $674.00

PHY172 College Physics II

4 credits—This course is the second semester continuation of General Physics I. The course studies the fundamental concepts, principles and laws of physics and their application. It covers electricity and magnetism, light and geometric optics, quantum and nuclear physics.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in PHY162.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $674.00

PHY162 College Physics I -AND-

4 credits—This course covers the fundamental concepts, principles and laws of physics and their applications. It covers kinematics, dynamics, force, linear and rotational motion, fluids, sound, temperature, and heat.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT747, MAT128, MAT134, or appropriate placement score to enroll in MAT210.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

PHY172 College Physics II

4 credits—This course is the second semester continuation of General Physics I. The course studies the fundamental concepts, principles and laws of physics and their application. It covers electricity and magnetism, light and geometric optics, quantum and nuclear physics.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in PHY162.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

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