Course Descriptions:

NATURAL SCIENCE CORE REQUIREMENTS
Organismal Biology

BIOL 101 | Introductory Botany (4 credit hours)
This course examines the foundation principles of biology with special emphasis on anatomy, morphology, life cycles, reproduction, evolution and diversity of plants and related organisms. Both lecture and laboratory are required for this course.
Components: Lecture/Lab Combined
Attributes: Methods of Inquiry & Explanatory Schema – Natural Science

BIOL 102 | Introductory Zoology (4 credit hours)
This course examines the foundation principles of biology with special emphasis on anatomy, morphology, life cycles, reproduction, evolution and diversity of animals and related organisms. Both lecture and laboratory are required for this course.
Components: Lecture/Lab Combined
Attributes: Methods of Inquiry & Explanatory Schema – Natural Science

BIOL 301 |Microbiology (4 credit hours)
An introduction to the biology of prokaryotic, eukaryotic, and viral microbes; the diseases associated with microbes; and basic microbiology lab techniques. Both lecture and laboratory are required for this course.
Components:
Lecture/Lab Combined
Attributes:
Methods of Inquiry & Explanatory Schema – Natural Science
Requirement Group:
Prerequisites required: BIOL 101 and BIOL 102, or BIOL 210

BIOL 311 | Evolution and Systematic Biology (3 credit hours)
Evolution is the core theory of modern biology and all biology depends upon a robust systematic hypothesis of evolutionary relationship among organisms. This course presents the fundamental concepts of the modern Evolutionary Synthesis: adaptation, niche and population variation; microevolution; speciation and species isolation; systematic theory; phenetic and phylogenetic classification; and zoological nomenclature.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Methods of Inquiry & Explanatory Schema – Natural Science
Requirement Group: Prerequisites required: BIOL 101, BIOL 102

BIOL 317 | Ecology (4 credit hours)
The interactions among organisms and environment are studied in this course including major foci on ecology of the individual, population ecology, and community ecology. Both lecture and laboratory are required for this course.
Components:
Lecture/Lab Combined
Attributes:
Methods of Inquiry & Explanatory Schema – Natural Science
Requirement Group:
Prerequisites required: BIOL 101, BIOL 102

BIOL 404 | Genetics (3 credit hours)
This course provides an introduction to molecular, cellular, organismal, developmental and population genetics.
Components:
Lecture
Attributes:
Methods of Inquiry & Explanatory Schema – Natural Science
Requirement Group:
Prerequisites required: BIOL 101, BIOL 102

Biological Chemistry

BIOL 330 | Cellular Biology (3 credit hours)
Cellular Biology is an interdisciplinary class administered jointly by the Chemistry and Biology departments. The class is intended to provide the students with a detailed look at the organization and the chemistry of living cells. The course will teach students to understand and appreciate cellular structure and function through the understanding of structure in molecular terms and function in terms of chemical reactions and events.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Methods of Inquiry & Explanatory Schema – Natural Science
Requirement Group: Prerequisites required: CHEM 102 and BIOL 102

CHEM 101 | General Chemistry I (4 credit hours)
An introduction to the fundamentals of chemistry. Such topics as atomic theory, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, solutions, and pH are covered. Both lecture and laboratory are required for this course.
Components: Lecture/Lab Combined
Attributes: Methods of Inquiry & Explanatory Schema – Natural Science

CHEM 102 | General Chemistry II (4 credit hours)
This course is an application of the fundamentals of chemistry, including states of matter, oxidation-reduction, thermochemistry, chemical equilibrium, kinetics, nuclear chemistry, and descriptive chemistry. Both lecture and laboratory are required for this course.
Components: Lecture/Lab Combined
Attributes: Methods of Inquiry & Explanatory Schema – Natural Science
Requirement Group: Prerequisite required: CHEM 101

Final Defense

BIOL 495 | Senior Competency Exam (0 credit hours)
Components: Exhibition/Recitals
Requirement Group: For Seniors Only

NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY OPTION
BIOL 210 | Human Anatomy (4 credit hours)
A comprehensive examination of the cell biology, histology, and organ systems of humans. The course is designed for students in allied health and pre-nursing. Both lecture and laboratory are required for this course.
Components:
Lecture/Lab Combined
Attributes:
Methods of Inquiry & Explanatory Schema – Natural Science
Requirement Group:
Prerequisite required: BIOL 102

BIOL 312 | Human Physiology (4 credit hours)
An examination of the functions and interactions of the organ systems of the human body with an emphasis on the body’s homeostatic control mechanisms. Both lecture and laboratory are required for this course.
Components:
Lecture/Lab Combined
Attributes:
Methods of Inquiry & Explanatory Schema – Natural Science
Requirement Group:
Prerequisites required: BIOL 102, BIOL 210

ECON 222 | Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credit hours)
This course presents elementary concepts of macroeconomics with an emphasis on equilibrium analysis, monetary and fiscal policy, banking, developmental economics, and comparative economic systems.
Components:
Lecture
Attributes: Methods of Inquiry & Explanatory Schema – Social Science

ESCI 220 | Energy (3 credit hours)
This course is a study of energy resources with a focus on both nuclear and conventional power stations, design operation, cost, governmental regulations, safety, and environmental effects. Field trips to nuclear and conventional generation stations are required.
Component:
Lecture

MATH 225 | Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (5 credit hours)
This course includes the study of analytic geometry, functions, limits, continuity, related rates, differentiation, maxima and minima, higher order derivatives, techniques of graphing, and basic integration theory with application.
Components:
Lecture
Attributes:
Collegiate Skills – Quantitative Reasoning
Requirement Group:
Prerequisite required: MATH 114

MATH 226 | Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (5 credit hours)
This course includes the study of the differentiation of logarithmic and exponential functions, antiderivatives and the definite integral, integration, inverses and related topics.
Components:
Lecture
Requirement Group:
Prerequisite required: MATH 225

PHYS 201 | General Physics I (5 credit hours)The topics of mechanics, sound and heat are included in this mathematically-based physics course. This class includes required lectures, recitation and laboratory components.
Components: Lecture/Lab Combined
Attributes: Methods of Inquiry & Explanatory Schema – Natural Science
Requirement Group: Prerequisite required: MATH 113

PHYS 202 | General Physics II (5 credit hours)
The topics of light, electricity and magnetism are included in this mathematically-based physics class. This class includes required lectures, recitation and laboratory components.
Components: Lecture/Lab Combined
Attributes:
Methods of Inquiry & Explanatory Schema – Natural Science
Requirement Group:
Prerequisite required: PHYS 201

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