Course Descriptions:

Pre-Medical Technology
Choose one (1) of the following two (2) course options

ART 206 | Art Appreciation (3 credit hours)
The study of art history principles through painting, sculpture, architecture, etc.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

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MUSC 211 | Music Appreciation (3 credit hours)
This course provides a survey of the various forms and styles of music ranging from folk songs to opera, oratorio, and symphony. Selected works are analyzed and discussed through the use of recordings.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

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 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

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

BIOL 407 | Developmental Biology (4 credit hours)
This course is a study of the mechanisms of development in plants and animals. 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 420 | Comparative Anatomy and Evolution of the Vertebrates (4 credit hours)
The evolutionary rise and diversification of vertebrates is studied through a detailed analysis of comparative anatomical design among major vertebrate taxa in lecture and the use of comparative anatomical dissection technique in laboratory. 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

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

CHEM 205 | Principles of Qualitative Analysis (4 credit hours)
This course presents the fundamental principles of qualitative analysis and their technical application in the laboratory. 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: CHEM 101, CHEM 102

CHEM 206 | Principles of Quantitative Analysis (4 credit hours)
This course continues to present the fundamental principles of quantitative analysis and their technical application in the laboratory. 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 205

CHEM 303 | Organic Chemistry I (5 credit hours)
This course introduces the chemistry of aliphatic and aromatic compounds, reaction mechanisms and stereochemistry. 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: CHEM 101, CHEM 102

CHEM 304 | Organic Chemistry II (5 credit hours)
This course is a continuation of Chem 303 with emphasis on the chemistry and detection of functional groups. The laboratory emphasis is on methods of qualitative organic analysis. 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 303

COLL 101 | College Success (2 credit hours)
This introductory course helps students begin to define the role of collegiate education in their personal and professional lives. Within a learning community composed of those who have similar disciplinary interests, students have the opportunity to participate in engaging and tailored activities designed to support the successful development of skills necessary for college-level work. Although the course is a requirement for all degree seeking students with fewer than 30 credit hours at the time of admission, other students are encouraged to participate. Students are automatically re-enrolled until they successfully complete the course. Successful completion of the course is a graduation requirement.
Components: Lecture/Lab Combined

ENG 101 | English Composition (3 credit hours)
This course is a study of the principles of clear and effective expression as applied to the sentence, paragraph, and the whole composition. It includes a review of grammar, mechanics, and correct usages, as well as training in organization and the writing of short and long papers. This course, except for some exceptions is required for all freshmen. Each semester the department will offer at least one (1) special focus course but no more than two (2) (Note: Students who rank at the 85th percentile or higher on the English portion of the ACT may be excused from English 101. )
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Collegiate Skills – Effective Communication

ENG 201 | Advanced English Composition (3 credit hours)
This course provides advanced training in writing a variety of types of papers with emphasis placed on writing that requires the student to think critically, support generalizations, and appropriately acknowledge sources of information.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Collegiate Skills – Effective Communication
Requirement Group: Prerequisite required: ENG 101 or ACT/SAT

ENG 202 | Appreciation of Literature (3 credit hours)
This course meets a General Education requirement designed to increase the student’s appreciation of literature with an emphasis on modern literary forms.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

HIST 114 | American History After 1865 (3 credit hours)
This course provides a study of the United States from Reconstruction to the present.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Methods of Inquiry & Explanatory Schema – Social Science

Choose one (1) of the following two (2) course options

HIST 113 | American History Before 1865 (3 credit hours)
This course provides a study of America from the European exploration of the New World to the end of the Civil War.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Methods of Inquiry & Explanatory Schema – Social Science

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HIST 201 | World Civilization Before 1500 (3 credit hours)
This course is a survey of the beginnings of civilizations in the great river valleys and their diffusion to later civilizations in the Middle East and Europe. Particular attention will be given to the cultural and political institutions of the West that furnish our own cultural heritage.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Methods of Inquiry & Explanatory Schema – Social Science

HPER 101 |Wellness (2 credit hours)
This course is designed to acquaint students with the philosophy, knowledge, and techniques necessary to write a personalized life-time fitness and wellness program. The course will include both theory and practical application in the study of physical fitness and wellness.
Components: Lecture

HPER Physical Education Activities | (2 credit hours)

MATH 112 | College Algebra (3 credit hours)
This course is for students who specifically need algebra in certain pre- professional programs. It covers algebraic principles and processes and is not to be taken for credit by students who have completed Math 113 or Math 120.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Collegiate Skills – Quantitative Reasoning

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

PSCI 201 | American National Government (3 credit hours)
This course is a thorough introduction to the U.S. political system, its institutions and processes. Topics will include the Constitutional founding, federalism, political culture, Congress, the Presidency, judiciary, bureaucracy, public opinion and the media, the electoral process, and civil liberties.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Methods of Inquiry & Explanatory Schema – Social Science

SPCH 152 | Fundamentals of Speech (3 credit hours)
This course is a study of the principles of speech with an emphasis on the development of oral skills. Class emphasizes methods of organization and delivery for addressing various audiences.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Collegiate Skills – Effective Communication

STAT 210 | Statistics (3 credit hours)
A study of the methods of summarizing and interpreting data, elementary probability, and its relation to distributions. The meanings, importance, and application of the normal and binomial distributions and the methods of random sampling, testing of hypotheses, analysis of paired data, and interpretation of standardized test scores are covered. Students work on independent research projects to gain first- hand experience with the issues of the course.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Collegiate Skills – QuantitativeReasoning

Elective Hours | (6 credit hours)