Associate in Arts

Science Courses

This list constitutes science courses that meet the science course requirement in the new Associate in Arts degree being implemented in Fall 2014.

BIOL 101

General Biology
Biological principles and methods applied to selected groups of living organisms and their environment. 5 credit hours, 3 lectures, 4 labs. PREREQUISITE: NONE.

BIOL 104

General Botany
Biological principles and their application to the plant kingdom. Microscopic and gross examination of anatomy of plants. Life cycles, natural history, ecological relationships, and genetics. 5 credit hours. PREREQUISITE: NONE.

 BIOL 106

General Zoology
Systematic survey of the major animal phyla. Microscopic and gross examination of representative animal types. Anatomy and physiology, natural history, life cycles, ecological relationships, and genetics. 5 credit hours, 3 lectures, 4 labs. PREREQUISITE: NONE. 

BIOL 110 

Human Anatomy
Structure and function in the human body. 5 credit hours, 3 lectures, 2 labs. PREREQUISITE: NONE. 

BIOL 132 

Human Nutrition
Function of nutrients. Factors affecting the utilization of nutrients. Food pyramids and dietary allowances. Dietary calculation and evaluation. Special needs during the life cycle. Current issues in nutrition. 3 credit hours. PREREQUISITE: NONE. 

 BIOL 202

Ecology
Study of the interrelationships between organisms and their environment. Site visits to primary and secondary forests, grasslands, and aquatic ecosystems. 5 credit hours, 3 lectures, 4 labs. PREREQUISITES: BIOL 101, BIOL 104 or BIOL 106. 

BIOL 208 

Microbiology
Growth, physiology, and genetics of microorganisms. Fundamental concepts of immunology, virology, bacteriology, mycology, and parasitology. Aspects of host parasite relationships and control microorganisms by physical and chemical agents. 5 credit hours, 4 lectures, 3 labs. PREREQUISITES: BIOL 100 or CHEM 105 or higher plus one of the following courses: BIOL 101, BIOL 104, BIOL 106, BIOL 108, BIOL 109, BIOL 110. 

BIOL 210 

Human Physiology
Functions of the human body as revealed by cells, tissues, organs and systems in terms of underlying physicochemical processes. 5 credit hours, 4 lectures, 3 labs. PREREQUISITES: BIOL 110 and BIOL 100 or CHEM 105. 

BIOL 214 

Principles of Genetics
Basic principles of heredity in animals, plants, and microorganisms. Mendelian and other principles of transmission genetics and cytogenetics. Molecular genetics of gene structure and function. Introduction to population genetics. 4 credits, 3 lectures, 3 labs. PREREQUISITES: BIOL 101 or BIOL 104 or BIOL 106. 

CHEM 101 

Survey of Chemistry
Survey of the principles of chemistry and the role and significance of chemistry in the modern world. 5 credits, 4 lectures, 2 labs. PREREQUISITE: NONE. 

CHEM 105 

Introduction to Chemistry for Health Sciences
The principles of general, organic, and biological chemistry for health science students. 5 credits, 4 lectures, 3 labs. PREREQUISITE: NONE. 

 CHEM 107

Preparatory General Chemistry
Introduction to the elementary principles of chemistry with emphasis on chemical calculations. 5 credit hours, 4 lectures, 2 labs. PREREQUISITES: MATH 110 (or equivalent score on placement test) or one unit of high school algebra with a minimum grade of "C." 

 CHEM 111

General College Chemistry I
Introduction to the understanding of atoms and molecules: their qualitative and quantitative reactions and interactions. 5 credits, 4 lectures, 3 labs. PREREQUISITES: Both MATH 120 (or equivalent score on placement test) or two units of high school algebra and CHEM 107 or high school chemistry. 

 CHEM 112

General College Chemistry II
Chemical equilibrium, kinetics, electrochemistry, thermodynamics, and the reactions of the elements and their compounds are examined in terms of bonding and energy relationships. A brief introduction to the chemistry of organic compounds is included. 5 credits, 4 lectures, 3 labs. PREREQUISITE: CHEM 111. 

 CHEM 205

Introduction to Organic Chemistry for Health Sciences
Basic concepts of organic and biological chemistry for health science students. 5 credits, 3 lectures, 4 labs. PREREQUISITES: CHEM 105 or CHEM 111. 

CHEM 221

Organic Chemistry I
Nomenclature, reactions, stereochemistry, and physical properties of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, and alkyl halides. Exploration of the mechanisms and kinetics of organic reactions. Introduction to the chemical literature and to infrared, NMR, and mass spectroscopy. 5 credits, 3 lectures, 6 labs. PREREQUISITE: CHEM 112 

 CHEM 222

Organic Chemistry II
Nomenclature, reactions, stereochemistry, physical properties, and spectroscopy of aromatic compounds, alcohols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, amines, carboxylic acids, and their derivatives. Further explorations of the mechanisms and kinetics of organic reactions. Introduction to biochemical compounds. 5 credits, 3 lectures, 6 labs. PREREQUISITE: CHEM 221. 

GEOG 104 

Principles of Physical Geography
Survey of the characteristics and distribution of the components of the Earth's natural environment using basic geology, meteorology, climatology, vegetation, soil, map studies, geomorphology, surficial processes, and the relationship to human activity. Optional field trips. 5 credits, 4 lectures, 2 labs. PREREQUISITE: NONE. 

GEOG 110 

Meteorology
Introduction to the structure, composition, and interaction of the atmosphere with emphasis on atmospheric processes and related phenomena, storm systems, weather information resources, basic forecasting, equipment and techniques of meteorologists, and climate variability. 4 credits, 3 lectures, 2 labs. PREREQUISITE: NONE. 

GEOL 101

Physical Geology
Study of plate tectonics, rocks, minerals, volcanoes, earthquakes, resources, geologic time, and the processes that affect the surface and the interior of the earth. Laboratory analysis of rocks and minerals. Interpretation of topographic and geologic maps as investigative tools. Optional field trips. 5 credits, 4 lectures, 2 labs. PREREQUISITE: NONE. 

GEOL 102

Historical Geology
History of the earth from its origin as a planet to the present time. Succession of geologic formations and their contained fossils in revealing the evolution of the earth and forms of life throughout four and a half billion years of geologic time. Laboratory analysis of geologic problems and identification of fossils. Optional field trip. 4 credits, 3 lectures, 2 labs. PREREQUISITE: NONE. 

 PHYS 101

Introductory Physics
A survey of physics with emphasis on mechanics, heat, light, sound, electricity, magnetism and atomic physics. Emphasis on the concepts of physics. 5 credits, 4 lectures, 2 labs. PREREQUISITE: NONE. 

PHYS 106

General Astronomy
A survey of astronomy with emphasis on the scientific method, observation, tools of observation, and the models, physical principles, and processes that help describe and predict astronomical phenomena. 5 credits, 4 lectures, 2 labs. PREREQUISITE: NONE. 

 PHYS 130

General Physics I
Algebraic and trigonometric introduction to the principles of mechanics, heat, and sound with an emphasis on problem solving and applications in technical and health careers. 5 credits, 3 lectures, 4 labs. PREREQUISITE: MATH 130. 

 PHYS 131

General Physics II
Algebraic and trigonometric introduction to the principles of electricity and magnetism, light and geometrical optics, and atomic physics with an emphasis on problem solving and applications in technical and health careers. . 5 credits, 3 lectures, 4 labs. PREREQUISITE: PHYS 130. 

 PHYS 220

Engineering Physics I
Calculus-based introduction to the principles of mechanics, heat, and sound with an emphasis on problem solving and applications in engineering and science careers. 5 credits, 3 lectures, 4 labs. PREREQUISITE: MATH 190 (co-requisite). 

 PHYS 221

Engineering Physics II
Calculus-based introduction to the principles of electricity and magnetism, light and geometrical optics, and modern physics with an emphasis on problem solving and applications in engineering and science careers. 5 credits, 3 lectures, 4 labs. PREREQUISITE: PHYS 220. 

 

Last Modified: 6/23/14