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ASTR 1105. Descriptive Astronomy: The Solar System (3-0-3) History of astronomy, structure of the solar system, formation of the sun and planetary bodies, moons, comets, asteroids, and meteors. (Course fee required.)


ASTR 1305. Descriptive Astronomy Lab (0-2-1) Prerequisite or Co-requisite: ASTR 1105 or ASTR 1106. Laboratory exercises in astronomy and instruction on the use of telescopes and observational techniques. Activities will include the investigation of the physical nature of astronomical objects and the observation and measurement of the moon, planets, and stars. (Course fee required.)


ATSC 1112. Understanding the Weather (3-0-3) Prerequisite or Co-requisite: ATSC 1112L. This course explains the basic processes which control and influence atmospheric conditions, both on a local and global scale. The course will address the composition, origin, and structure of the atmosphere, earth-sun relationships, the atmosphere and energy, atmospheric moisture and state changes in water, air pressure and atmospheric circulation, fog, clouds, air masses, air pollution, climate and climate change, atmospheric optics, and the interaction of all these physical phenomena to produce the weather we experience on our planet.


ATSC 1112L. Understanding the Weather Lab (0-2-1) Prerequisite or Co-requisite: ATSC 1112.This course is the lab component of ATSC 1112 Understanding the Weather. Lab exercises cover geographic coordinate systems and maps, temperature and pressure changes in Earth's atmosphere, interactions between solar radiation and the Earth, factors which control temperature, daily and annual changes in temperature and precipitation, atmospheric moisture and humidity, formation of clouds, utilization of data charts in understanding and predicting weather conditions, and construction and utilization of weather maps. Additionally, the course will introduce the various instruments used in meteorology: thermometers, barometers, psychrometers, and anemometers.


BIOL 1215K. Principles of Biology (3-2-4) Exploration of the scientific paradigm as applied for human understanding of the living cell, molecular genetics, population genetics, organic evolution, and ecology. Includes inquiry-based laboratory. (Course fee required.)


BIOL 1225K. Contemporary Issues in Biology with Lab (3-2-4) An examination of two or three current topics in biology. Topics will include at least one medically-related and one environmentally-related issue and may draw from the fields of cell biology, physiology, systematics, and ecology. Includes a laboratory experience; laboratory work or field trips may necessitate attendance at times other than those scheduled. Course may be repeated for credit with a different title. (Course fee required.)


CHEM 1151. Survey of Chemistry 1 (3-0-3) Corequisite: CHEM 1151L. First course in a two-semester sequence covering elementary principles of general, organic and biochemistry designed for allied health profession majors. Topics to be covered include elements and compounds, chemical equations, nomenclature, and molecular geometry. (Course fee required.)


CHEM 1151L. Survey of Chemistry 1 Lab (0-2-1) Corequisite: CHEM 1151. Lab experiments include laboratory measurements, density determination, separation of mixture, empirical formula, types of chemical reactions, consumer products, specific heat, rates of reactions, pH and buffers, and acid-base titration. (Course fee required.)


CHEM 1152. Survey of Chemistry 2 (3-0-3) Prerequisite: CHEM 1151 and CHEM 1151L or CHEM 1211 and CHEM 1211L with a grade of C or better in each; Co-requisite: CHEM 1152L. Second course in a two-semester sequence covering elementary principles of organic and biochemistry. Topics include hydrocarbons, alcohols, amines, carboxylic acids, amino acids and proteins, enzymes and vitamins, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids.


CHEM 1152L. Survey of Chemistry 2 Lab (0-2-1) Prerequisite: CHEM 1151 and CHEM 1151L with a grade of C or better in each; Corequisite: CHEM 1152. Lab experiments include identification of hydrocarbons, alcohols, carboxylic acids and amines, and carbohydrates; preparation of aspirin, analysis of vitamin C and antacids, and molecular models. (Course fee required.)


CHEM 1211. Principles of Chemistry 1 (3-0-3) Prerequisite: MATH 1111 or Math Placement Test. Corequisite: CHEM 1211L. This first course in a two-semester sequence covers the fundamental principles and applications of chemistry, and is designed for science majors. Topics include atomic structure, stoichiometry, gases, thermochemistry, quantum-mechanical model, periodic properties, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, valance bond and molecular orbital theories.


CHEM 1211L. Principles of Chemistry 1 Lab (0-3-1) Prerequisite: MATH 1111 with a minimum grade of C. Co-requisite: CHEM 1211. Laboratory exercises supplement the lecture materials and develop knowledge of chemical concepts. It includes experiments on density, separation of mixtures, empirical formula; molar mass; acid-base and redox titration, calorimetry, and molecular geometry. (Course fee required.)


CHEM 1212. Principles of Chemistry 2 (3-0-3) Prerequisites: CHEM 1211 and CHEM 1211L with a grade of C or better in each. Co-requisite: CHEM 1212L. Second course in a two-semester sequence covering the fundamental principles and applications of chemistry designed for science majors. Topics include liquids and solids, reactions and properties of solutions; equilibrium, chemical kinetics, acid-base theory, thermodynamics, oxidation and reduction, and electrochemistry.


CHEM 1212L. Principles of Chemistry 2 Lab (0-3-1) Prerequisite: CHEM 1211 and CHEM 1211L with a grade of "C" or better in each; Corequisite: CHEM 1212.Laboratory exercises supplement the lecture materials and develop knowledge of chemical concepts. The laboratory experiments include complexometric titration; colligative properties; kinetics; equilibria; qualitative analysis. (Course fee required.)


GEOL 1121. Introductory Geo-sciences 1: Physical Geology (3-0-3) Co-requisite: GEOL 1121L. This course will explore the fundamental processes that have formed and continue to shape the earth geologically. Surficial and internal geologic processes will be explored in the context of plate tectonics and impacts on society (both modern and historical). Geologic hazards and earth resources will be examined, including the interaction between humans and the geological aspects of our environment. The lab component (GEOL 1121L) must be registered for separately.


GEOL 1122. Introductory Geo-sciences 2: Historical Geology (3-0-3) Prerequisite: GEOL 1121 recommended as prerequisite and may be taken concurrently. This course covers geologic time, sedimentary environments, fossils, and Earth history. (Course fee required.)


GEOL 1322. Introductory Geo-sciences 2: Historical Geology Lab (0-2-1) Prerequisite: GEOL 1122. Laboratory exercises in the topics of GEOL 1122: techniques for determining relative and absolute ages; identification of fossils; correlating sedimentary rocks, determining paleoenvironments and paleogeography. (Course fee required.)


GEOL 2225. The Fossil Record (3-2-4) A survey of the history of life known from the fossil record. Includes principles of paleontology, evolutionary theory, and mass extinction. Field trips other than class time will be scheduled. (Course fee required.)


PHYS 1111. Introductory Physics 1 (3-0-3) Prerequisite: MATH 1113 with a grade of "C" or better. Co-requisite: PHYS 1311. An introductory course which will include mechanics (kinematics, dynamics, work and energy, momentum and collisions, and rotational motion and statics), and may also include thermodynamics and waves. Elementary algebra and trigonometry will be used. (Course fee required.)


PHYS 1311. Introductory Physics 1 Lab (0-3-1) Prerequisite: MATH 1113 with a grade of "C" or better. Corequisite: PHYS 1111. Selected laboratory experiments paralleling the topics covered in PHYS 1111. (Course fee required.)


PHYS 1112. Introductory Physics 2 (3-0-3) Prerequisites: PHYS 1111 and PHYS 1311 each with a grade of "C" or better; Co-requisite: PHYS 1312. An introductory course which will include electrostatics, electric current and circuits, and electromagnetism, and may also include optics and modern physics. Elementary algebra and trigonometry will be used. (Course fee required.)


PHYS 1312. Introductory Physics 2 Lab (0-3-1) Prerequisites: PHYS 1111 and PHYS 1311 each with a grade of "C" or better; Co-requisite: PHYS 1112. Selected laboratory experiments in electricity magnetism, optics and modern physics. (Course fee required.)


PHYS 1125. Physics of Color and Sound (3-0-3) A basic physics course intended primarily for non-science majors with little mathematics background. Topics will include properties of waves, sound and light, and the principles and applications of acoustics and optics. (Course fee required.)


PHYS 1325. Physics of Color and Sound Lab (0-2-1) Corequisite: PHYS 1125. Laboratory course to accompany Physics of Color and Sound. Individual laboratory experiments, demonstrations, and discussions relating to acoustics and optics. (Course fee required.)


PHYS 2211. Principles of Physics 1 (3-0-3) Prerequisite: MATH 1131 with a grade of "C" or better; Co-requisite: PHYS 2311. An introductory course which will include mechanics (kinematics, dynamics, work and energy, momentum and collisions, and rotational motion and statics), and may also include thermodynamics and waves. Elementary calculus will be used. (Course fee required.)


PHYS 2311. Principles of Physics 1 Lab (0-3-1) Prerequisite: MATH 1131 with grade of C or better; Co-requisite: PHYS 2211. Selected laboratory experiments paralleling the topics covered in PHYS 2211. (Course fee required.)


PHYS 2212. Principles of Physics 2 (3-0-3) Prerequisites: PHYS 2211 and PHYS 2311 and MATH 1132 each with a grade of "C" or better; Co-requisite: PHYS 2312. An introductory course which will include electrostatics, electric current and circuits, and electromagnetism, and may also include optics and modern physics. Elementary calculus will be used. (Course fee required.)


PHYS 2312. Principles of Physics 2 Lab (0-3-1) Prerequisites: PHYS 2211 and PHYS 2311, and MATH 1132 with a grade of C or better; Co-requisite: PHYS 2212. Selected laboratory experiments paralleling the topics covered in PHYS 2212. (Course fee required.)