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Biological Sciences

BL101

INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY

(4 credit hours)

Fall/Winter/SpringPrerequisites: Completion or placement out of EN123

An introductory science course covering the nature of science, the unity, diversity, and classification of life forms and the evolution of life. Activities include videos, lectures, discussions, and a term paper.

BL103

INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL BIOLOGY

(4 credit hours)

As NeededPrerequisites: ---

Provides an understanding of the diversity of life on earth. The coure describes the basic concepts of life sciences such as order and organization in living organisms, cell structure & function, cell division, photosynthesis, pathways of cellular respiration, DNA-RNA-Protein paradigm, the human body, genes & heredity characteristics and evolution.

BL111

BIOLOGY OF THE CELL

(4 credit hours)

Fall/WinterPrerequisites: Completion or placement out of EN123 and MT123Corequisites: BL112

An exploration of the architecture of matter from the level of the atom through the level of the cell. The structure and bonding behavior of atoms and biological molecules, essentials of biochemistry, structure and functions of cell organelles, and the reproduction and differentiation of cells is emphasized.

BL112

BIOLOGY OF THE CELL: LABORATORY

(2 credit hours)

Fall/WinterPrerequisites: Completion or placement out of EN123 and MT123Corequisites: BL111

Demonstrations and experiments are performed which illustrate the principles of Biology 111. Also included are microscopy, field trips, videos, and a term paper.

BL121

BIOLOGY OF THE ORGANISM

(4 credit hours)

Winter/SpringPrerequisites: BL111 and BL112Corequisites: BL122

The comparative anatomy and physiology of organisms is explored with the aim of understanding how life forms have evolved and how each life form is adapted to its respective niche. Emphasis is placed on plants and animals, selected aspects of human anatomy and physiology, and basic ecological principles.

BL122

BIOLOGY OF THE ORGANISM LABORATORY

(2 credit hours)

Winter/SpringPrerequisites: BL111 and BL112Corequisites: BL121

Examination of the adaptive strategies of diverse organisms. Activities include field trips, experiments, videos, microscopy, dissections, use of anatomical models, and a term paper.

BL132

HUMAN HEALTH AND FITNESS

(4 credit hours)

FallPrerequisites: Completion or placement out of EN123

The objective of this course is to introduce students to the important concepts of health and wellness so as to motivate students to improve their health and prevent disease. Students will explore many topics and the factors that will influence their health and wellness, so that we can make health literate decisions regarding living a healthier life. The course creates opportunities to help students explore factors that affect their mental and physical health, including immunity and exercise, the impact of high risk behaviors, diet and exercise.

BL140

BIOGEOGRAPHY

(4 credit hours)

Fall/SpringPrerequisites: Completion or placement out of EN123

Natural history and evolution of planet earth. The geological structure of the earth tectonic plates will be discussed: how ocean floor and continents form, break apart and reform – and the physical sources of volcanoes and earthquakes. Interactions among the earth’s solid surface, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere will be covered; term paper included.

BL161

INTRODUCTORY EEG I

(4 credit hours)

FallPrerequisites: Completion or placement out of EN123 and MT123Corequisites: BL162

The first course of a series designed to educate students on methods of measurement, notation, and methodology in a clinical electroencephalography (EEG) laboratory. Essential mathematical concepts, responsibilities and ethics of laboratory technologists, instrumentation, and interpretation of data are discussed. In conjunction with BL162, this course introduces students to laboratory techniques essential for Neurotechnologists.

BL162

INTRODUCTORY EEG I LABORATORY

(2 credit hours)

FallPrerequisites: Completion or placement out of EN123 and MT123Corequisites: BL161

Measuring technique is emphasized. Students practice and gain proficiency in the 10-20 system of electrode placement.

BL171

INTRODUCTORY EEG II

(2 credit hours)

WinterPrerequisites: BL161 and BL162Corequisites: BL172

A course designed to introduce students to the theory and science of electroneuro- diagnostics technology with an emphasis on safety, polarity, localization and types of electrodes, as well as optimal impedance of electrodes.

BL172

INTRODUCTORY EEG II LABORATORY

(2 credit hours)

WinterPrerequisites: BL161 and BL162Corequisites: BL171

Electrode placement and measuring techniques are emphasized and students gain further proficiency in the 10-20 system of electrode placement.

BL173

INTRODUCTORY PSG

(2 credit hours)

As NeededPrerequisites: BL161 and BL162Corequisites: BL174

The history and overview of sleep medicine, ethics, roles, and professional behavior of sleep technologists are covered. Patient and equipment preparation procedures, monitoring techniques and documentation, therapeutic interventions, protocols for monitoring, intervention and scoring, cardiac event recognition and management (EKG), patient safety and emergency protocols are all discussed.

BL174

INTRODUCTORY PSG LABORATORY

(2 credit hours)

As NeededPrerequisites: BL161 and BL162Corequisites: BL173

Sleep pattern recognition, instrumentation, cardiac event recognition and management (EKG), practical sessions and other appropriate practicals to support BL173.

BL175

INTRODUCTORY IOM, EP AND NEUROTECHNOLOGY

(2 credit hours)

As NeededPrerequisites: BL161 and BL162Corequisites: BL176

Analysis of the anatomy and physiology of the central and peripheral nervous system, sensory and motor pathways necessary for understanding the procedures and applications of Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IOM). Includes an introduction to the electronics and instrumentation for IOM hardware and software. Foundational concepts of Intraoperative Neuromonitoring and evoked potentials are covered.

BL176

INTRODUCTORY IOM, EP AND NEUROTECHNOLOGY LABORATORY

(2 credit hours)

As NeededPrerequisites: BL161 and BL162Corequisites: BL175

Appropriate practical and technical sessions to illustrate and support concents described in BL175.

BL180

INTERNSHIP I

(2 credit hours)

Fall/Winter/SpringPrerequisites: BL161 and BL162

Practical experience in a hospital setting where students observe the practice and application of medical technology including observation of and participation in diagnostic procedures under the direct supervision of a qualified neurotechnologist.

BL201

GENETICS AND EVOLUTION

(4 credit hours)

As NeededPrerequisites: EN151 and MT155

Classical Mendelian genetics, modern molecular biology of DNA regulation, natural selection and evolutionary history are discussed. Special emphasis placed on human evolution. Activities include field trips, videos, and a term paper.

BL202

HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I

(4 credit hours)

Winter/SpringPrerequisites: BL111 and BL112 or BL121 and BL122Corequisites: BL203

Investigation of the structure and function of the human body from cells, to tissues, organs, and organ systems. Integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous system are covered. Videos, computer software, and online resource, are used to illustrate basic concepts of anatomy and physiology. Term paper included.

BL203

HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I LABORATORY

(2 credit hours)

Winter/SpringPrerequisites: BL111 and BL112 or BL121 and BL122Corequisites: BL202

The structure and function of the human body are explored through various activities including use of anatomical models, microscopy, demonstrations, experiments, and applicable dissections to illustrate and expand the topics of BL202.

BL204

HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II

(4 credit hours)

Spring/SummerPrerequisites: BL202 and BL203Corequisites: BL205

Endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immunity, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems are covered in this second part of Anatomy and Physiology sequence. Term paper included as part of course.

BL205

HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II LABORATORY

(2 credit hours)

Spring/SummerPrerequisites: BL202 and BL203Corequisites: BL204

The structure and function of the human body are explored through various activities including use of anatomical models, microscopy, demonstrations, experiments, and applicable dissections to illustrate and expand the topics of BL204.

BL210

MICROBIOLOGY

(4 credit hours)

As NeededPrerequisites: BL111 and BL112 and CH111 and CH112Corequisites: BL211

Biology of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa are covered. Pathogens, antiseptic and sterilization techniques, and medical applications are discussed. Term paper required.

BL211

MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY

(2 credit hours)

As NeededPrerequisites: BL111 and BL112 and CH111 and CH112Corequisites: BL210

Laboratory to accompany BL210 lecture. Safety, sterile technique, culture and identification of microorganisms is emphasized. Includes study of anaerobic pathogens.

BL214

HOLISTIC HEALTH

(4 credit hours)

As NeededPrerequisites: ---

Provides an exposure and working knowledge to the role of holistic health practices and integrative medicine. The course will introduce the terminology used to facilitate discussion with healthcare providers and integrate holistic health practices into the healthcare system. This course will enhance knowledge of holistic health protocols that can restore wellness for good health and when particular ailments demonstrate an imbalance in the body and lifestyle.

BL222

REPRODUCTION AND SEXUALITY

(4 credit hours)

Fall/Winter/SpringPrerequisites: Sophomore Standing

Reproductive strategies of diverse life forms are compared and contrasted with that of humans. The anatomy and physiology, neuroendocrinology, and development of the female and male reproductive systems, as well as human embryology, are emphasized. The biology of sex determination and sexual orientation and cultural factors that affect sexuality and gender roles are also considered. Special emphasis is placed on birth control methods, abortion, sexually transmitted diseases, and new reproductive technologies. Term paper included.

BL223

NUTRITION

(4 credit hours)

Fall/Winter/SpringPrerequisites: Sophomore Standing

An examination of the role of nutrition in human health and disease. Human digestion and metabolism as well as macronutrients and micronutrients are discussed with the goal of enabling the student to become a more sophisticated consumer and to practice preventive medicine through appropriate nutrition and lifestyle choices. Students learn how to evaluate their nutritional intake and improve their nutritional status so as to improve the quality of their lives. Nutrition assesment and term paper required.

BL227

BOTANY

(4 credit hours)

Winter/SpringPrerequisites: BL111 and BL112 or BL121 and BL122Corequisites: BL228

An in-depth study of plant structure and function, survey of various phyla of the plant kingdom, and related evolutionary and environmental issues of botany are discussed. Term paper required.

BL228

BOTANY LABORATORY

(2 credit hours)

Winter/SpringPrerequisites: BL111 and BL112 or BL121 and BL122Corequisites: BL227

Laboratory studies to complement BL227. Lab activities include microscopy, live and preserved specimens examination, and field trips.

BL230

ZOOLOGY

(4 credit hours)

SpringPrerequisites: BL111 and BL112 or BL121 and BL122Corequisites: BL231

Survey of the animal kingdom with focus on comparative anatomy and evolution. This course is based on phylogenetic overview of the animal kingdom, examining selected classes of invertebrates and vertebrates to elucidate the evolution of the major organ systems, especially digestive, excretory, reproductive, and nervous systems. Term paper included.

BL231

ZOOLOGY LABORATORY

(2 credit hours)

SpringPrerequisites: BL111 and BL112 or BL121 and BL122Corequisites: BL230

Laboratory studies to correlate with BL231. Lab activities include microscopy and use of preserved animal specimens.

BL233

BRAIN HEALTH

(4 credit hours)

Winter/SpringPrerequisites: Sophomore Standing

Structure and function of the human brain including details of sensory, motor, and integrative systems important for our perceptions and behavior are covered. The role of nutrition, exercise, and mediation or prayer in maintaining brain health is explored. Practical techniques to improve brain use to maximize the student’s long- term academic and professional potential are discussed. Term paper included.

BL251

MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BIOLOGY

(4 credit hours)

As NeededPrerequisites: BL111 and BL112 or BL121 and BL122Corequisites: BL252

This course covers the structural, functional, and genetic characteristics of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells and selected viruses, macromolecular syntheses, regulation of gene expression, chromosome organization, and intracellular protein trafficking. The molecular basis of cellular ultrastructure, hormone action, signal transduction mechanisms, cell cycle control, proliferation, and differentiation will also be examined. Term paper included.

BL252

MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY

(2 credit hours)

As NeededPrerequisites: BL111 and BL112 or BL121 and BL122Corequisites: BL251

Experimental techniques of molecular biology and molecular genetics designed to accompany the lectures in BL251.

BL261

INTERMEDIATE EEG

(2 credit hours)

SpringPrerequisites: BL171 and BL172Corequisites: BL262

The student is provided with a foundation in the theory and practice of a medically oriented laboratory. Instrumentation, activation procedures, and chart abstracting are emphasized. Study of medical instrumentation and theory, including basics of analog and digital instrumentation, calibration, care and use of electrodes, electrical safety, activation procedures, artifacts, montages, and classification of wave activity. Emphasis in this course is on clinical correlations.

BL262

INTERMEDIATE EEG LABORATORY

(2 credit hours)

SpringPrerequisites: ---Corequisites: BL261

Instrument operation, recognition of artifacts, and performance of medical monitoring are introduced in a laboratory setting. Emphasis is placed on performance of routine EEG. A continuation of EEG wave pattern recognition and interpretation and the relationship between pattern recognition and diagnostic technique.

BL263

INTERMEDIATE POLYSOMNOGRAPHY

(2 credit hours)

As NeededPrerequisites: BL173 and BL174Corequisites: BL264

Discussions of clinical detection of sleep disorders and use of EEG technology in sleep labs. Neural aspects of sleep pathways and the autonomic nervous system are also discussed.

BL264

INTERMEDIATE POLYSOMNOGRAPHY LABORATORY

(2 credit hours)

As NeededPrerequisites: ---Corequisites: BL263

Appropriate practicals to support BL263 including examples of various sleep disorders.

BL265

INTERMEDIATE IOM

(2 credit hours)

As NeededPrerequisites: BL175, BL176, BL341

Fundamental concepts in anesthesia basics and practical anesthesia are discussed. Basic pharmacology of sedatives, muscle relaxants, and other drugs and their respective effects on IOM. A wide array of IOM surgical cases are explored with further investigation into IOM hardware and software including program construction. Other topics include the surgical environment, HIPPA, JHACO, AORN, CPT billing and hospital coding protocol. Includes a laboratory component.

BL271

ADVANCED EEG

(2 credit hours)

Fall/WinterPrerequisites: BL261 and BL262

EEG pattern interpretations in disorders such as seizures, headaches, brain tumors, cerebral vascular lesions, encephalitis, psychiatric disorders, premature birth, brain abscess, coma, chorea, and drug intoxication are discussed in detail. Laboratory work is integrated with lecture.

BL273

ADVANCED POLYSOMNOGRAPHY

(2 credit hours)

As NeededPrerequisites: BL263 and BL264

Scoring event recognition and management, instrumentation, multiple sleep latency testing (MSLT), multiple wake testing, abnormal and pediatric sleep is described. Students are taught in preparation for the RPSGT registry exam given by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists.

BL275

ADVANCED IOM

(2 credit hours)

As NeededPrerequisites: BL265 and BL341

Theory and performance of procedure based monitoring plans used in Intraoperative Neuromonitoring. Trouble shooting and instrumentation setup, MEP, SEP, Free run and Triggered EMG for all spinal surgeries including minimally invasive techniques are considered SSEP, MEP, ABR and EEG for craniotomies and skull base procedures, cranial nerve EMG monitoring, SSEP and MEP brain mapping, documentation and legal issues are also discussed. Laboratory work is integrated with lecture.

BL279

SCIENTIFIC THOUGHT AND PROCESSES

(4 credit hours)

As NeededPrerequisites: EN152 and sophomore standing

The course provides a survey of scientific landmarks in history and the essence of scientific thought and methodology are explored. In addition, physical, chemical, and biological theories and laws are discussed to help students better understand the scientific process and appreciate their place in the Cosmos.

BL280

INTERNSHIP II

(2 credit hours)

Fall/Winter/SpringPrerequisites: BL180

Practical experience in a hospital setting where students observe the practice and application of a medical technology including observation of and participation in diagnostic procedures under the direct supervision of a qualified technologist.

BL291

SEMINAR IN BIOLOGY

(4 credit hours)

As NeededPrerequisites: Completion of at least one 200-level Biology course

A literature research course that involves reading primary research papers in scientific and technical journals, assessment of experimental designs, and interpretation of data in these primary papers. Students present their findings in class presentations and a term paper is required.

BL321

ADVANCED CELL BIOLOGY

(4 credit hours)

As NeededPrerequisites: BL251/252

The course will provide an in depth study of different developmental diseases on a cellular level. Principles of cell biology and genetics of specific syndromes will be stressed. Specifically, the course will develop insight into the complexities of cell structure and function and the molecular events that mediate cellular processes, with a focus on cytoskeletal dynamics, metabolic processes, cell signaling and genetics. In this course, you will be provided with an understanding of the cytoskeleton, nuclear import/export, protein quality control, membrane trafficking and more. We will highlight how these processes contribute to the function of the whole organism and how their disruption can lead to disease.

BL329

SPECIAL TOPICS IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

(2 credit hours)

As NeededPrerequisites: Junior standing

A seminar style course covering research literature related to molecular biology. Students will present seminars related to specific research topics and lead discussions with peers related to the selected research. Term paper related to the research topic is required.

BL340

SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

(4 credit hours)

Fall/Winter/SpringPrerequisites: Junior standing

This course will prepare students for research by exploring topics that include the selection of appropriate project, formulation of hypotheses, and experimental design. Hands on research is included and term papers that are exceptional will be submitted for publication in research journals.

BL341

EVOKED POTENTIALS

(2 credit hours)

Winter/SpringPrerequisites: BL175 and BL176Corequisites: BL265

Recording techniques and basic data recognition of visual, auditory, and somatosensory evoked potentials. Students perform evoked potentials according to the ACNS guidelines and are prepared for the ABRET registration exam in evoked potentials.

BL351

GENETICS

(4 credit hours)

As NeededPrerequisites: BL111 and BL112 or BL121 and BL122

This course deals with the traditional principles of Mendelian genetics, population and evolutionary genetics, and molecular genetics. Emphasis is placed on human genetic diseases and molecular biotechnology applications in the twenty- first century. Term paper required.

BL354

HISTOLOGY

(4 credit hours)

As NeededPrerequisites: Junior standing

This course will focus on the basic characteristics and identification of the primary vertebrate tissues, as well as their organization into organ systems. Where appropriate microanatomy will be integrated with organ functions. Examination of microscope slides, light micrographs, and electron micrographs of tissues and organs will be used in the study of vertebrate histology. Lecture and laboratory. Term paper required.

BL390

MOLECULAR RESEARCH METHODS AND LABORATORY TECHNIQUES

(4 credit hours)

As NeededPrerequisites: BL321 and BL322

A survey of modern molecular methods including those in nucleic acid, protein, and immunological areas. The course is designed to introduce methods to students that will allow them to apply modern biological laboratory techniques to research questions and clinical practice. Term paper included.

BL391

BIOSTATISTICS

(4 credit hours)

As NeededPrerequisites: MT221

Application of statistics in biological science with emphasis on quantitative analysis of data and statistical inferences. The course will cover probability theory and distributions, descriptive statistics for central tendency and dispersion, hypothesis testing and confidence intervals for means, variances, and proportions, the chi-square statistic, categorical data analysis, linear correlation and regression model, as well as analysis of variance. Term paper required.

BL393

EPILEPSY AND LONG TERM MONITORING

(4 credit hours)

As NeededPrerequisites: BL271 or Consent of Instructor

Covers techniques of recording EEG with and without synchronous audio-video. Types of seizures, clinical manifestations, and pattern recognition are covered. Ambulatory EEG and pentobarbital coma, Wada testing, and awake cortical stimulation are also considered.

BL398

NEUROTECHNOLOGY CAPSTONE COURSE

(4 credit hours)

SpringPrerequisites: BL343 or Consent of Instructor

A capstone course for the neurotechnology, polysomnography, and intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring programs that will culminate in students integrating their understanding of neuroscience and EEG, PSG, or IOM. Students will review the research literature, write papers, and present seminars based on their theoretical and clinical knowledge.

BL402

NEUROSCIENCE I

(4 credit hours)

FallPrerequisites: BL202 and BL203

A comprehensive examination of the human nervous system including study of the surface and cross-sectional anatomy of the spinal cord, brainstem, and cortex. Sensory, motor, and limbic pathways and their normal function and pathophysiology are described. Advanced topics in the scientific literature are researched by students and presented in oral and written format to further deepen their understanding of neuroscience. Term paper required.

BL403

NEUROSCIENCE II

(2 credit hours)

WinterPrerequisites: BL342

Sensory, motor, and limbic neural systems are examined in this course with clinical correlations of related neuropathology. Sensory organs and sensory processing as well as motor function and muscle physiology are considered along with higher cortical functions such as language. Term paper required.

BL411

ADVANCE GENETICS

(4 credit hours)

As NeededPrerequisites: Junior standing

This course is designed for upper level undergraduate students, builds on Genetics, and emphasizes human medical genetics. Topics covered include but are not restricted to: known human genetic disorders, use of karyotyping, microsatellite analysis, and sequencing in the diagnosis of genetic disorders. Use of pedigrees, epidemiological and molecular studies in the identification of genetic contributions to multi-factorial conditions and diseases are also discussed. Term paper included.

BL413

IMMUNOLOGY

(4 credit hours)

As NeededPrerequisites: Junior standing

Cells and organs of immune system in health and disease are discussed. Topics covered include innate and adaptive immunity, molecular mechanisms of antibody diversity, major histocompatibility complex, complement system, immunodeficiency, allergies, immunology of cancer and organ transplantation. Recent developments in techniques and immunotherapies will also be discussed. Term paper required.

BL414

ENDOCRINOLOGY

(4 credit hours)

As NeededPrerequisites: Junior standing

The study of hormones and other signaling molecules and their functions in growth control, maintaining homeostasis, and reproduction. Term paper incorporated into course.

BL451

MOLECULAR PHYSIOLOGY

(4 credit hours)

As NeededPrerequisites: Junior standing

The emphasis is on the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying physiological processes. Structure-function relationship will be addressed throughout the course. The primary goal of the course is to develop an understanding of the principles of the physiological processes at molecular and cellular levels. Term paper required.

BL493

READINGS IN BIOLOGY

(2 credit hours)

As NeededPrerequisites: Junior standing

A literature research course, which involves reading of primary research papers in scientific and technical journals, assessment of the experimental designs, and interpretation of the data in these primary papers. Students present their findings in class presentations; term paper included.

BL499

SENIOR CAPSTONE PROJECT

(4 credit hours)

As NeededPrerequisites: Senior standing

Capstone project for seniors in the Biology Program. Students explore a research topic in conjunction with faculty in the department who serves as project advisor. Students develop hypotheses and conduct experiments that are part of ongoing research efforts of biology department faculty. Students will present their research findings in oral and written format and as appropriate research findings are presented at local and national meetings as well as submitted for publication.

CH101

INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY

(4 credit hours)

Fall/Winter/SpringPrerequisites: EN123 and MT123

An introductory chemistry course recommended for science majors. Fundamentals of chemistry and basic mathematical premise required for higher chemistry courses are covered. Topics include scientific measurements, mole concept, chemical bonding, and stoichiometry. Practical sessions included and term paper required.

CH111

INORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

(4 credit hours)

Fall/WinterPrerequisites: Completion or placement out of EN123 and MT123Corequisites: CH112

Basic concepts of atomic structure, the elements and periodic table, compound formation, chemical bonding, nomenclature, chemical equations, and the nature of chemical reactions. The student will learn analytical thinking and advance their problem solving skills. Term paper required.

CH112

INORGANIC CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY

(2 credit hours)

Fall/WinterPrerequisites: Completion or placement out of EN123 and MT123Corequisites: CH111

Fundamental laboratory procedures involving glassware, weighing balances, and manipulations of materials are performed. Laboratory skills in observation and reporting are gained by hands-on experience.

CH151

INORGANIC CHEMISTRY II |

(4 credit hours)

Winter/SpringPrerequisites: CH111 and CH112Corequisites: CH152

A continuation of CH111 covering the study of solids, liquids, gases, solutions, acids, bases, and neutralization. Application of physical and chemical theory to inorganic chemistry including chemical equilibrium, chemical kinetics, solution theory, electrochemistry, as well as a brief introduction to the chemistry of carbon containing compounds with special emphasis on biological systems are covered. Term paper included.

CH152

INORGANIC CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY

(2 credit hours)

Winter/SpringPrerequisites: CH111 and CH112Corequisites: CH151

Further development of laboratory techniques is emphasized; Use of modern laboratory instrument is introduced and qualitative analysis scheme, kinetic assays and equilibria are explored.

CH211

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

(4 credit hours)

SpringPrerequisites: CH151 and CH152Corequisites: CH212

Introduction to the chemistry of carbon containing compounds. The structure, nomenclature, types, and reactions of the groups of organic compounds are discussed. By building upon the concepts developed in previous chemistry courses, the student will understand the synthesis of organic compounds used in medicine, industry, and commerce. Term Paper included.

CH212

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY

(2 credit hours)

Spring/SummerPrerequisites: CH151 and CH152Corequisites: CH211

The chemistry of living compounds is developed. Behavior, origins, and properties of the amino acids, proteins, nucleic acids, and other compounds of life are covered. Special emphasis is given to enzymatic reactions.

CH261

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II

(4 credit hours)

Fall/WinterPrerequisites: CH211 and CH212Corequisites: CH262

A continuation of CH211 expanding on the chemistry of life: carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, nucleic acids, organization of molecules into membrane structures and other organelles. Special emphasis on metabolism and enzymatic reactions. Term Paper included.

CH262

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY

(2 credit hours)

Fall/WinterPrerequisites: CH211 and CH212Corequisites: CH261

Laboratory exercises to enhance knowledge of biomolecular structure and function. Concepts of chromatography, electrophoresis, centrifugation, and enzymatic characterizations are covered.

CH351

BIOCHEMISTRY

(4 credit hours)

---Prerequisites: CH211 and CH212

Chemistry of life is explored: carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, nucleic acids, organization of molecules into membrane structures and other organelles. Course is a culmination of the chemistry curriculum as it relates to biology.

PH101

INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS

(4 credit hours)

Fall/Winter/SpringPrerequisites: Completion or placement out of EN123 and MT155

A survey of concepts in physics for non-majors. Topical themes in mechanics and motion, heat, sound, waves, optics, electricity and magnetism are covered. Theories in quantum and nuclear physics conclude the course. Practical sessions included and term paper required.

PH110

COLLEGE PHYSICS I

(4 credit hours)

Fall/WinterPrerequisites: MT160Corequisites: PH111

Motion in one, two and three dimensions, kinematics equations and problem solving, Newton’s laws and applications, work, power, and energy, impulse, momentum, center of mass, circular motion, gravity, and solids and fluids are considered. Heat and temperature, laws of thermodynamics, thermal properties and processes, heat calculations and production of energy through solar panels, adiabatic and isothermal properties of alternate fuel source are also discussed. Term paper required.

PH111

COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY I

(2 credit hours)

Fall/WinterPrerequisites: MT160Corequisites: PH110

Labs in mechanics, hydraulics, sound, electricity, and optics are conducted pertaining to the theory covered in PH110.

PH210

COLLEGE PHYSICS II

(4 credit hours)

Winter/SpringPrerequisites: PH110 and PH111Corequisites: PH211

Wave motion and sound, electricity, DC and AC systems, magnetism, light, reflection and refraction, polarization, diffraction, magnification, utilization of microscope and spectroscope, and relevant topics in modern physics are discussed. Term paper required.

PH211

COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY II

(2 credit hours)

Winter/SpringPrerequisites: PH110 and PH111Corequisites: PH210

Labs are conducted in kinematics, kinetic and potential energies, simple machines and circular motion. Labs also include thermal properties and solar energy verifications.

PH220

ENGINEERING PHYSICS

(4 credit hours)

SpringPrerequisites: MT201Corequisites: ET106 & ET155

Electrostatics and electrodynamics using integral and differential approach to Gauss's Law, Faraday's law, amperes circuital law. Dielectric polarization, electric displacement, susceptibility and permittivity, Maxwell's equation and their importance are considered. Terminology and classification of magnetic materials, introduction to electrodynamics, optical fiber communication, optical fiber system. Introduction to atomic spectra, quantum mechanics, modern physics, solid state, high temperature superconductors are also discussed.

PH221

ENGINEERING PHYSICS LABORATORY

(4 credit hours)

SpringPrerequisites: MT201Corequisites: PH220

This laboratory course is a hands-on experimental approach of concepts taught in PH220. Labs include areas of electricity, magnetism, optics, and modern physics.

PH230

COLLEGE PHYSICS III

(4 credit hours)

SpringPrerequisites: PH210 and PH211Corequisites: PH231

Introduction to hydraulics, calculation of forces inside the fluids; hydraulic system design and applications, mechanical advantages, Bernoulli’s equation, tapering sections, center of gravity and meta-centric heights, buoyancy and specific gravity. Introduction to sound, transverse waves, longitudinal waves and calculations of SHM and wave length, resonance and calculations of the velocity of sound and frequencies of wave trains, ultra and super sonic waves, and Doppler’s principle and applications are all discussed. Term paper required.

PH231

COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY III

(2 credit hours)

SpringPrerequisites: PH210 and PH211Corequisites: PH230

Labs are conducted in hydraulics and sound and complement the theory taught in PH230.

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