EN 110 - Rhetoric I - Credits: 3
Required of all students, this course involves critical reading, listening, writing, speaking, and research. The concept of critical and evaluative thinking underlies all of the activities of the course. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of the College’s selected placement program.
EN 111 - Rhetoric II - Credits: 3
Building on the students’ experiences in Rhetoric I, this course emphasizes research in constructing arguments, metacognition in questioning and supporting intellectual positions, and refinements in style and tone in speaking and writing. Prerequisite: EN 110.
AR, EN, MU
BL 101 - Biology I - Credits: 3 Lecture/ 2 Lab/ 4
The basic patterns of structure and functioning of organisms are studied at the molecular and cellular levels. The continuity of life through time is investigated through studies of genetics and evolution. Theories of the origins and early development of life are considered.
CM 112 - College Algebra - Credits: 3
This college level algebra course covers operations involving polynomials and radical expressions, methods of solving quadratic equations, evaluating and graphing functions, and solving systems of equations and inequalities. Prerequisites: EE 094 if required.
CS 103B - Communication Technologies Literacy Software Component - Credits: 2
This course consists of the integrated office suite portion of CS 103 covering current introductory word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation functions. Students completing this course through a dual-enrollment program should take CS 103A to fulfill the CS 103 requirement of the College.
CR, EC, GE, PY, SO
BL 102 - Biology II - Credits: 3 Lecture/ 2 Lab/ 4
The relationships of organisms to each other and their environment are explored by studies in ecology. The diversity of structure and function of organisms is investigated with variations in anatomy and physiology viewed as alternative solutions to the common problems of survival faced by all life forms. Prerequisite: BL 101 or equivalent.
BL 250 - Genetics - Credits: 3 Lecture/ 2 Lab/ 4
This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts of genetics. Students will take an experimental approach to understanding both classical Mendelian and modern molecular genetics. Topics such as genomics and medical genetics will be addressed. Prerequisite: BL 101.
BL 320 - Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy - Credits: 3 Lecture/ 2 Lab/ 4 Credits
A presentation of the major developments in vertebrate anatomy from the fishes through the mammals. Laboratory work will involve comparative dissections of representative vertebrates. Prerequisites: BL 102.
BL 355 - Animal Physiology - Credits: 3 Lecture/ 2 Lab/ 4
A course presenting major aspects of animal functioning. Topics will include membrane potentials and neurophysiology; nutrient acquisition and processing, metabolism, and temperature regulation; internal transport mechanisms; maintaining fluid balances; hormonal controls of the internal environment. Prerequisite: BL 102, CH 302.
(23 credits including Biology credits listed under Core Course
CH 101 - Chemistry I - Credits: 3 Lecture/ 3 Lab/ 4
Discusses atomic theory, chemical bonding, states of matter, solutions and acid-base
concepts. Prerequisite: High school chemistry or permission of instructor.
CH 102 - Chemistry II - Credits: 3 Lecture/ 3 Lab/ 4
Continuation of CH 101. Includes reaction rates, equilibrium, oxidation-reduction and a brief introduction to organic chemistry. Laboratory includes both qualitative and quantitative experiments. Prerequisite: CH 101.
CH 301 - Organic Chemistry I - Credits: 3 Lecture/ 3 Lab/ 4
This course is an introduction to principles and theory of organic chemistry through the study of molecular structure and reaction mechanisms. The topics will include in-depth study of properties, nomenclature and mechanisms of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alkylhalides, alcohols and ethers. Various types of isomerism and stereochemistry will be explored in both the classes of organic compounds and the reactions these compounds undergo. Different types of spectroscopy will be explored. Prerequisite: CH 100 or equivalent.
CH 302 - Organic Chemistry II - Credits: 3 Lecture/ 3 Lab/ 4
This course is a continuation of CH 301. The structures and reactions of conjugated and aromatic systems will be explored. The addition of functional groups such as ketones, aldehydes amines, carboxylic acids and nitrogen based substituent groups. Prerequisite: CH 301.
CM 220 - Introduction to Statistics - Credits: 3
An introduction to the fundamental methods of statistics, including topics in tabular and graphic representation; measures of central tendency and dispersion, binomial, Poisson, and normal distributions; probability sampling; statistical inference and hypothesis testing; chi-square and regression analysis. Prerequisites: EE 094 if required.
CM 305 - Statistical Research - Credits: 3
The course examines the three components of statistics: data collection, data description, and inference. Students will write simple programs using a statistical package and interpret the results. Prerequisites: CM 220 and CS 103.
SC 105 - Physics I - Credits: 3 Lecture/2 Lab/4
Introduction to the physical principle of motion; kinematics, forces, energy, momentum and its application to the human system. Prerequisite: CM 112 or equivalent.
SC 106 - Physics II - Credits: 3 Lecture/2 Lab/4
The principles of fluids, thermodynamics, molecular bases of matter, waves, sound, optics, electricity, magnetism, bioelectronics, instrumentation, quantum and relativistic physics, nuclear physics and solid-state physics will be presented. Prerequisite: SC 105.