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BIO 120 Principles of Biology I

4 Hours

Students will examine concepts and theories in the following areas: the philosophy and methods of science; ecology; cell structure and function; genetics; and evolution. Three lectures, one laboratory. This course is intended to primarily serve those majoring in the Biological Sciences. General Education: Natural Science and its Methods–Life Science (effective by 2009)

BIO 122 Principles of Biology II

4 Hours

This course includes the philosophy and methods of science, nutrition, gas exchange, internal transport, osmoregulation, chemical control, nervous control, reproduction, development, diversity and classification of organisms. Three lectures, one laboratory. Prerequisite: BIO121

CHM 164 University Chemistry

3 Hours

A one-semester course covering the core concepts of general chemistry, maintaining the depth and relevance of a two semester sequence. Topics covered include: bonding, equilibrium, stoichiometry, chemical kinetics, and oxidation-reduction. Prerequisite: None, but MTH 120 or equivalent is recommended. CHM 166 is not a required co-requisite.

CHM 166 University Chemistry Lab

1 Hours

An introduction to experimental chemical methods of synthesis and characterization by quantitative and qualitative procedures. Experiments will relate to topics covered in CHM 164. Prerequisite or co-requisite: CHM 164.

CHM 174 University Chemistry II

4 Hours

A study of the fundamentals of organic chemistry (nomenclature, functional groups, reactions) with an emphasis on compounds of biological interest (amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, enzymes, nucleic acids and the metabolic cycles). Three lectures, one two-hour laboratory. Prerequisite CHM164

CHM 331 Organic Chemistry I

4 Hours

This is an introduction to the nomenclature, structure, properties, reactions and uses of the compounds of carbon. Three lectures, one three-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: CHM 164/166 or CHM 174.

MTH 210 Calculus I

5 Hours

This course is an introduction to differential and integral calculus. Students will learn to calculate the rates of change of functions including trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions and how to solve initial value and optimization problems. Students will learn the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus and integration techniques. Prerequisite: MTH 128 or math placement. General Education: Critical and Collaborative Thinking – Quantitative Reasoning (beginning fall 2009) General Education: Mathematics (prior to 2009)

PHS 260 University Physics I

4 Hours

This is a calculus-based course in the fundamental laws of physics as applied to mechanics, heat and sound.

PHS 270 University Physics II

4 Hours

This is a calculus-based course in thefundamental laws of physics as applied tolight, electricity and magnetism. It alsoserves as an introduction to modern physics.

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