Wildlife Law Enforcement Concentration Course Catalog

Wildlife Law Enforcement Concentration Course Catalog

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

BIO 302 Ecology

4 Hours

Students will study the principles governing the relationships of plants, animals and their environment. Three lectures, one laboratory, including field trips. Prerequisites: BIO101, BIO102 and MTH130.

BIO 311 Invertebrate Zoology

4 Hours

Students will investigate the biology of representative invertebrates, including their structure and function, phylogeny, taxonomy, behavior, and ecology.

BIO 315 Genetics

4 Hours

This is an introduction to the study of genetics using classical and molecular approaches. Topics covered include transmission genetics, replication of DNA, gene expression and control, and population genetics. Three lectures, one laboratory. Prerequisites: BIO 101 and BIO 102.

BIO 316 Evolutionary Biology

3 Hours

The history, genetic basis, and products of evolutionary forces, including understanding the factors that affect evolutionary change, and the modes of evolutionary change. This course is designed to present the evidence for evolution and its effects on populations from the molecular to the community and ecosystem level. Three lectures. Prerequisite: BIO315

BIO 318 Botany

4 Hours

This course is a comparative study of the structure and reproduction of fungi and lower plants, with emphasis on seed plants. Students will study the principles of plant classification, identification and nomenclature, including the systematic relationships of vascular plants with an emphasis on flowering plants. Laboratories will include field trips, identification of collections and techniques used in gathering evidence for classification. Three lectures, one laboratory.

BIO 325 Principles of Wildlife Management

3 Hours

An introduction to the basic principles used in the management of wildlife and fish populations, their habitats, and human uses.The course is directed toward the presentation of general concepts that are integral to understanding the discipline. Prerequisites: BIO101, BIO 102 or consent of instructor.

BIO 450 Internships

1 Hours

Internships are available in allied health fields, biochemistry, wildlife management, and other biological vocations. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

BIO 323 Mammalogy

4 Hours

Topics covered in this course include the evolution, taxonomy, distribution, adaptations, ecology and behavior of mammals. Three lectures, one laboratory. Prerequisites: BIO 101, BIO102 and consent of instructor.

BIO 324 Ornithology

4 Hours

This course involves the study of the origin, evolution, structure, behavior, adaptations, distribution and classification of birds. Three lectures, one laboratory. Prerequisites:BIO 101, BIO 102 or consent of instructor.

BIO 326 Limnology

4 Hours

This course integrates the chemistry, physics, hydrology and ecology of freshwater ecosytems. It also considers the human impact on these systems. Two lectures, one lab, including field trips. Prerequisites: BIO 101, 102, 203 & 221, CHM150 & 160.

BIO 222 Microbiology

4 Hours

Students will study the biology of bacteria, viruses, yeasts, molds and certain animal parasites. Lectures and laboratory exercises cover microbiological techniques, morphology, anatomy, growth, reproduction, physiology and genetics. Three lectures, two laboratories. Prerequisite: CHM 113 or CHM 150. General Education: Natural Science and its Methods -Life Science. (Prior to Fall 2009)

BIO 319 Animal Development

4 Hours

Students will study the development of animals through an integration of descriptive, experimental and biochemical approaches. Topics include gametogenesis, fertilization, cleavage, gastrulation and formulation of organ rudiments. Two lectures, two laboratories. Prerequisites: BIO 101 and BIO 102.

BIO 344 Immunology

4 Hours

An introduction into the chemical, genetic,and biological properties of immune responses, acquired immunity and the production of antibodies. Prerequisites: BIO 315, BIO 341, BIO 342 or consent of instructor.

BIO 346 Intro to Molecular and Cell Biology

4 Hours

Study of the structure and function of the cell and its subcellular components. Provides an understanding of membrane and cellular physiology from a molecular aspect. Prerequisites: BIO 315, BIO 341, BIO 342 or consent of instructor.

BIO 400 Research Problems in Biology

1 Hours

This course involves advanced independent work using biological methods. Students will choose a research-type activity acceptable to the biology department. Prerequisites: BIO101, BIO102, an approved proposal and consent of the instructor.

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

MTH 200 Statistical Methods I

3 Hours

This course is an introduction to descriptive statistics, including graphs, sampling distributions, measures of central tendency, probability theory, hypothesis testing through nonparametic tests, confidence intervals, correlation and regression. Statistical applications, hypotheses testing and the use of statistical software for graphing is emphasized. Prerequisite: MTH 125 or consent of instructor. General Education: Critical and Collaborative Thinking – Quantitative Reasoning (beginning fall 2009) General Education: Mathematics (prior to 2009)

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)

MTH 350 Statistical Methods II

3 Hours

This project-oriented course in statistics and experimental design includes categorical analysis, multiple regression, the analysis of variance, factor analysis and other statistical techniques as appropriate. Prerequisite: MTH 200.

CHM 323 Qualitative and Quantitative Analy

4 Hours

Students will study quantitative analytical methods, principles, details and applications, including the statistical treatment of data. Lab exercises cover the qualitative analysis scheme in the first half of the semester and more specific analytical problems in the second half. Three lectures, one three hour laboratory plus extra lab hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: CHM 164/166 or CHM 174

PHS 100 Phys Sci:Physics/Atomic Nature Mtr

3 Hours

This is a project-oriented course explaining the fundamental laws of mechanics, electromagnetism, heat and light without the aid of mathematics. General Education: Natural Science and its Methods - Physical Science. (effective by 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.

CRJ 210 Introduction to Criminal Justice

3 Hours

This course introduces the history and philosophy of criminal justice systems, including law enforcement, courts and corrections. It offers a comprehensive study of the theory and systems of criminal justice in modern societies, and examines the interrelationships of law enforcement agencies, court systems, correctional and penal systems, and the administration of justice.

CRJ 250 American Legal System

3 Hours

This course examines all aspects of the judicial process, including the law, courts and policies of the American legal system. Both the criminal and civil processes will be investigated with attention focused on the major participants in the entire process. This course will also examine various current and major issues within the legal system. General Education: Civic Values and Engagement

CRJ 261 Criminal Law

3 Hours

Students will study the scope and sources of criminal law. This course gives special attention to the basic elements of crime, defenses and criminal responsibility.

CRJ 385 Criminal Investigation

3 Hours

This course is an introduction to the principles involved in the investigation of crimes, with particular attention to historical origins, the investigator, organization and management of the investigative function, and investigative methods, including crime scene processing, suspect identification and use of information sources.

CRJ 395 Police Procedures/Individual Rights

3 Hours

Students will study the effects of the U.S. Constitution and state laws on law enforcement processes. Topics include the history and contemporary applications of the law to the search and seizure of evidence, electronic surveillance, interrogation practices, and identification procedures.

COM 210 Interpersonal Communication

3 Hours

Students study the theories of one-on-one communication and develop practical skills. Areas of study include perception, individual identity, relationship dynamics, family dyamics and diversity. The goal of the course is to make students better communicators in a setting that does not focus on public speaking.

ENG 312 Scholarly Research/Writing

3 Hours

This course concentrates on the conception and execution of an extended research project. This course prepares students for upper-level college writing and professional writing outside the college environment. Prerequisite: ENG 111. General Education: Written Communication (Prior to Fall 2009)

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