BIOL 1231K. General Biology I (3-2-4) Prerequisites: Math readiness score of MATH 1111 or higher or completion of MATH 0195 or higher with a grade of "C" or better. Part one of a two-course sequence designed for biology majors. This course is an introduction to basic concepts in biological chemistry, cell and molecular biology, genetics, and evolution. (Course fee required. Course may not be used to satisfy Area D of the core curriculum.)
BIOL 3215K. Cell Biology (3-3-4) Prerequisites: BIOL 1231K and CHEM 1212 and CHEM 1212L with a grade of "C" or better. Study of the morphology and function of cellular structures in multicellular organisms. Emphasis is placed on the structure, function, and unifying nature of cell membrane systems, cellular energetics, motility and transport, intercellular interactions, cellular communication, and cell division. Laboratory experiences introduce basic cytological study techniques. (Course fee required.)
BIOL 3216K. Genetics (3-3-4) Prerequisites: BIOL 1231K with a grade of "C" or better. An introduction to genetic analysis. Topics include simple Mendelian inheritance, extensions of Mendelian inheritance, linkage, genetic mapping, quantitative inheritance, population genetics, prokaryotic genetics, and molecular genetics. Laboratory assignments will require more than the scheduled time periods. (Course fee required.)
CHEM 3111. Organic Chemistry 1 (3-0-3) Prerequisites: CHEM 1212 and CHEM 1212L with a grade of C or better in each. Co-requisite: CHEM 3311. Serving as an introduction to modern organic chemical theory and practice, topics covered in this course consist of the following: vocabulary of organic chemistry, covalent bonding models, thermodynamics and kinetics of organic reactions, systematic nomenclature, drawing structures, conformational analysis, stereochemistry, reaction mechanisms, and functional group interconversions involving ionic mechanisms.
CHEM 3311. Organic Chemistry 1 Lab (0-3-1) Corequisite: CHEM 3111. Introduction to laboratory techniques such synthesis, chromatography, spectroscopy, molecular modeling, stereochemistry, and writing scientific reports (Course fee required.)
CHEM 3112. Organic Chemistry 2 (3-0-3) Prerequisites: CHEM 3111 and CHEM 3311 with a grade of C or better in each. Co-requisite: CHEM 3312. A continuation of CHEM 3111 with an emphasis on the following topics: complex reaction mechanisms, multistep synthesis of organic compounds, molecular orbital theory, pericyclic reactions, and radical reactions.
CHEM 3312. Organic Chemistry 2 Lab (0-3-1) Prerequisite: CHEM 3111 and CHEM 3311 with a grade of "C" or better in each; Corequisite: CHEM 3112. A continuation of CHEM 3311 with added emphasis on multi-step reactions, chromatographic techniques, obtaining and interpreting spectral data and access/utilization of the scientific literature. (Course fee required.)
CHEM 3141. Biochemistry 1 (3-0-3) Prerequisites: CHEM 3111 and CHEM 3311 with a grade of C or better in each. An introduction to various classes of biochemically significant molecules, membrane structure and dynamics, enzyme kinetics, catabolic and anabolic reactions, and the utilization of biochemical literature.
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 (0-2-1) 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 1312. Introductory Physics 2 Lab (0-2-1) 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.)