Course Descriptions


BIOL 115 Cell and Evolution
3 hours
Introduction to biological concepts, including origins of life, biochemical principles, energetics, cellular organization, mechanisms of heredity, and evolution. Students will explore unifying concepts in biological science while developing key investigative skills necessary for scientific exploration and hypothesis testing. Includes laboratory.
(This course is a CCSJ General Education option in Natural Sciences.)
Prerequisite: placement into MATH 103 or higher and concurrent enrollment in BIOL 115 Lab

BIOL 115L Cell and Evolution Lab
1 hour
A 1 credit hour course implementing through experiments the biological concepts, including origins of life, biochemical principles, energetics, cellular organization, mechanisms of heredity, and evolution. Students will explore unifying concepts in biological science while developing key investigative skills necessary for scientific exploration and hypothesis testing. Includes laboratory.
(This course is a CCSJ General Education option in Natural Sciences.)
Laboratory Fee: See current fee schedule.
Prerequisite: placement into MATH 103 or higher and concurrent enrollment in BIOL 115

BIOL 205 Plants, Animals and the Ecosystem
3 hours
Introduction to biological concepts, including classification and levels of organization, organismal biology including surveys of plant biology and zoology, ecology and conservation biology. Students will explore unifying concepts in biological science while developing key investigative skills necessary for scientific exploration and hypothesis testing. Includes laboratory.
Prerequisite: C or better in BIOL 115 and BIOL 115L and concurrent enrollment in BIOL 205L.

BIOL 205L Plants, Animals and the Ecosystem Lab
1 hours
A lab, which will allows for hands on experiential learning to biological concepts, including classification and levels of organization, organismal biology including surveys of plant biology and zoology, ecology and conservation biology. Students will explore unifying concepts in biological science while developing key investigative skills necessary for scientific exploration and hypothesis testing. Includes laboratory.
Laboratory Fee: See current fee schedule.
Prerequisite: C or better in BIOL 115 and BIOL 115L and concurrent enrollment in BIOL 205.

BIOL 215 Medical Terminology
2 hours
Medical terminology is the study of the principles of medical word building to help the student develop the extensive medical vocabulary used in health care occupations. Students receive a thorough grounding in basic medical terminology through a study of root words, prefixes and suffixes. The study focuses on correct pronunciation, spelling and use of medical terms. Anatomy, physiology, and pathology of disease are discussed.
Prerequisite: C or better in BIOL 115 and BIOL 115L.

BIOL 230 Microbiology
3 hours
BIOL 230 is where emphasis is placed on ultrastructure, genetics, molecular biology, physiology and metabolism of microorganisms; role of microorganisms in food, water, agriculture, biotechnology, infectious diseases, and immunology.
Prerequisites: C or better in, BIOL 115, BIOL 115L, BIOL 205, BIOL 205L and concurrent enrollment in BIOL 230L.

BIOL 230L Microbiology Lab
1 hours
BIOL 230L is a laboratory experience with pure cultures and sterile techniques; methods of identification of unknown microorganisms; experiments demonstrating principles of microbial genetics, transformation, antibiotic sensitivity and resistance.
Laboratory Fee: See current fee schedule.
Prerequisites: C or better in, BIOL 115, BIOL 115L, BIOL 205, BIOL 205L and concurrent enrollment in BIOL 230.

BIOL 300 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
3 hours
BIOL 300 is the first in the sequence where the students are reviewed in basic concepts of biology, biochemistry (cell theory, cell structure, cell metabolism, and cell reproduction) before proceeding to a detailed study of the normal histology, gross anatomy, and physiology of each body system within the human organism. Emphasis is placed on homeostatic mechanisms as they relate to health and disease along with the central nervous system. The focus also includes looking at the structure and function of the human body, and of underlying biological principles.
Prerequisites: Placement into MATH 103 or higher, C or better in BIOL 115 and BIOL 115L or consent of the program director and concurrent enrollment in BIOL 300L

BIOL 300L Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
1 hour
BIOL 300L is the lab in which students will reinforce their learning of the normal histology, gross anatomy, and physiology of each body system within the human organism. Emphasis is placed on homeostatic mechanisms as they relate to health and disease along with the central nervous system. The focus also includes looking at the structure and function of the human body, and of underlying biological principles. The structure and function of mammalian cells and tissues and the human skeletal, muscular and nervous systems are discussed. The integration of the functions of the various systems is also emphasized.
Laboratory Fee: See current fee schedule.
Prerequisites: Placement into MATH 103 or higher, C or better in BIOL 115 and BIOL 115L or consent of the program director and concurrent enrollment in BIOL 300.

BIOL 305 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
3 hours
BIOL 305 is the second course in the sequence where the students review the basic concepts of biology biochemistry (cell theory, cell structure, cell metabolism, and cell reproduction) before proceeding to a detailed study of the normal histology, gross anatomy, and physiology of each body system within the human organism. Emphasis is placed on homeostatic mechanisms as they relate to health and disease along with the central nervous system. The structure and function of mammalian cells and tissues and the human skeletal, muscular and nervous systems are discussed. The integration of the functions of the various systems is also emphasized.
Prerequisites: Placement into MATH 103 or higher, C or better in BIOL 115, BIOL 115L, BIOL 300, and BIOL 300L and concurrent enrollment in BIOL 305L.

BIOL 305L Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
1 hour
BIOL 305L is the second lab course in the sequence where the students review the basic concepts of biology biochemistry (cell theory, cell structure, cell metabolism, and cell reproduction) before proceeding to a detailed study of the normal histology, gross anatomy, and physiology of each body system within the human organism by hands on experiential learning labs. Emphasis is placed on homeostatic mechanisms as they relate to health and disease along with the central nervous system. The structure and function of mammalian cells and tissues and the human skeletal, muscular and nervous systems are discussed. The integration of the functions of the various systems is also emphasized.
Laboratory Fee: See current fee schedule.
Prerequisites: Placement into MATH 103 or higher, C or better in BIOL 115, BIOL 115L, BIOL 300, and BIOL 300L and concurrent enrollment in BIOL 305.

BIOL 315 Mendelian and Molecular Genetics
3 hours
BIOL 315 is a course which focuses on the principle of heredity and variation in phage, bacteria, fungi, plants, and animals. Basic molecular genetics, gene regulation, recombination, DNA replication, transcription and translation.
Prerequisites: Placement into MATH 103 or higher, C or better in BIOL 115, BIOL 115L, BIOL 205, BIOL 205L, CHEM 200, and CHEM 200L and concurrently enrolled in BIOL 315L.

BIOL 315L Mendelian and Molecular Genetics Lab
1 hour
BIOL 315L is a lab course that focuses on experiments and demonstrations of classical and molecular genetics using material from Drosophilia, corn, rodents, bacteria, fungi and viruses.
Laboratory Fee: See current fee schedule.
Prerequisites: Placement into MATH 103 or higher, C or better in BIOL 115, BIOL 115L, BIOL 205, BIOL 205L, CHEM 200, and CHEM 200L and concurrently enrolled in BIOL 315.

BIOL 360 Principles of Immunology
3 hours
BIOL 360 is an introduction to experimental and theoretical foundations of immunology. The course focuses on concepts, landmark experiments and recent advances. Topics include innate and adaptive immunity; structure/function of antibody molecules and T cell receptors; regulation of immune responses through cellular interactions. Applications of concepts to medically significant issues (vaccines, transplantation, inflammation, autoimmunity, cancer, HIV/AIDS) are discussed. Interpretative analysis of experimental data is emphasized.
Prerequisites: Placement into MATH 103 or higher, C or better in BIOL 115, BIOL 115L, BIOL 205, BIOL 205L, CHEM 200, and CHEM 200L.

BIOL 372 Biomedical Health Research Literacy I
3 hours
To receive academic credit for an undergraduate research experience students must complete a project proposal endorsed by the Instructor. The application will contain an overview of the project, specific goals, deadlines for completion of the project, and specific project outcomes that will be evaluated to determine the final grade. All projects must meet the following criteria: a) spending an average of 6 hour per week working on the project; b) writing a scientific paper summarizing the results of the study; c) preparing an electronic poster of the project results; d) maintaining a lab notebook, and e) presenting the results of the project to an audience.
Laboratory Fee: Required - See current fee schedule.
Prerequisites: C or better all Science and Math courses and Junior Standing.

BIOL 373 Biomedical Health Research Literacy II
3 hours
This is a continuation of the project begin in BIOL 372.
Laboratory Fee: Required -See current fee schedule.
Prerequisites: C or better in all Science and Math courses.

BIOL 497 Research
1-3 hours
By participating in a semester long research program, students can earn credit toward their degree. See Science Program Director for details. Three hours of research activities are required each week for each credit hour enrolled.



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CHEM 143 Nutrition I
3 hours
Course introduce concepts and principal of the science of nutrition. Content includes identification and definition of the nutritional components of food (protein, carbohydrates, lipids, vitamins and minerals); elements of digestion, metabolism and energy management; consideration of nutrition requirements for various age group and health problems related to nutritional information.
Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 104 or higher, CHEM 200, CHEM 200L, and concurrent enrollment in CHEM 143L, or consent of the program director.

CHEM 143L Nutrition lab
1 hour
This course implementing through experiments the nutritional effects which will investigate substances that supply nutrients to the human body, and the effects of these nutrients in health and disease. The students will be able to calculate their nutritional intakes and evaluate their own nutritional state by comparison to the recommended daily values. The laboratory is an exploration of the chemical molecules which supply nutrients for living organisms and brings hands on experience in the behavior of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins.
Laboratory Fee: See current fee schedule. Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 104 or higher, CHEM 200, CHEM 200L, and concurrent enrollment in CHEM 143, or consent of the program director.

CHEM 200 General and Analytical Chemistry I
3 hours
This course implementing the general and analytical topics including stoichiometry, periodicity, reaction types, the gaseous state, solution stoichiometry, chemical equilibria, acid-base equilibria, dissolution-precipitation equilibria.
(This course is a CCSJ General Education option.)
Prerequisite: Placement into MATH 104 or higher and concurrent enrollment in CHEM 200L

CHEM 200L General and Analytical Chemistry I lab
1 hour
This course implementing through experiments the general and analytical topics including stoichiometry, periodicity, reaction types, the gaseous state, solution stoichiometry, chemical equilibria, acid-base equilibria, dissolution-precipitation equilibria.
(This course is a CCSJ General Education option.)
Laboratory Fee: See current fee schedule.
Prerequisite: Placement into MATH 104 or higher and concurrent enrollment in CHEM 200.

CHEM 205 General and Analytical Chemistry II
3 hours
This course implementing topics in general chemistry and analytical chemistry, which will cover such topics as phase transitions, thermochemistry, spontaneity/equilibrium, electrochemistry, kinetics, bonding, order/symmetry in condensed phases, coordination compounds, and descriptive chemistry.
Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 104 or placed in a higher math course, C or better in CHEM 200 and 200L and concurrent enrollment in CHEM 205L

CHEM 205L General and Analytical Chemistry II Lab
1 hour
This course implementing topics in general chemistry and analytical chemistry through experiential learning and labs, which will cover such topics as phase transitions, thermochemistry, spontaneity/equilibrium, electrochemistry, kinetics, bonding, order/symmetry in condensed phases, coordination compounds, and descriptive chemistry.
Laboratory Fee: See current fee schedule.
Prerequisite: C or better in Math 104 or placed in a higher math course, C or better in CHEM 200 and 200L and concurrent enrollment in CHEM 205.

CHEM 310 Organic Chemistry I
3 hours
This course implementing the structure and function of organic molecules; acids and bases; functional groups; thermodynamics and kinetics of organic reactions; alkanes; stereochemistry; alkyl halides and nucleophilic substitution; elimination reactions; alcohols, ethers and epoxides; alkenes; alkynes; oxidation and reduction.
Prerequisite: C or better in Math 104 or placed in a higher math course, C or better in CHEM 200, CHEM 200L, CHEM 205, CHEM 205L, and concurrent enrollment in CHEM 310L.

CHEM 310L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
1 hour
This lab implementing basic organic techniques (distillation, crystallization), reactions (esterification, oxidation, addition, substitution, elimination), instruments (gas, IR, UV/Vis).
Laboratory Fee: See current fee schedule
Prerequisites: C or better in Math 104 or placed in a higher math course, C or better in CHEM 200, CHEM 200L, CHEM 205, CHEM 205L, and concurrent enrollment in CHEM 310.

CHEM 311 Organic Chemistry II
3 hours
This course implementing the relationship between structure and function of organic molecules. Specific topics investigated include the reactivity and synthesis of alcohols, ethers, epoxides, alkenes, alkynes, alkanes, conjugated, and aromatic compounds.
Prerequisites: C or better in Math 104 or placed in a higher math course, C or better in CHEM 200, CHEM 200L, CHEM 205, CHEM 205L, CHEM 310, CHEM 310L, and concurrent enrollment in CHEM 311L.

CHEM 311L Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
1 hour
This lab implementing the analysis of organic structure determination through the interpretation of spectral information.
Laboratory Fee: See current fee schedule
Prerequisites: C or better in Math 104 or placed in a higher math course, C or better in CHEM 200, CHEM 200L, CHEM 205, CHEM 205L, CHEM 310, CHEM 310L, and concurrent enrollment in CHEM 311.

CHEM 320 Biochemistry
3 hours
This course implementing the structure and function of cellular constituents; enzymology; metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, nucleotides; molecular biology of biosynthesis of proteins and nucleic acids.
Prerequisites: C or better in Math 104 or placed in a higher math course, C or better in BIOL 115, BIOL 115L, BIOL 205, BIOL 205L, CHEM 200, CHEM 200L, CHEM 205, CHEM 205L, CHEM 310, CHEM 310, CHEM 311, CHEM311L, and concurrent enrollment in CHEM 320L.

CHEM 320L Biochemistry Laboratory
1 hour
This lab implementing through experiments various biochemical techniques via various instrumentation.
Laboratory Fee: See current fee schedule
Prerequisites: C in Math 104 or placed in a higher math course, C or better in BIOL 115, BIOL 115L, BIOL 205, BIOL 205L, CHEM 200, CHEM 200L, CHEM 205, CHEM 205L, CHEM 310, CHEM 310, CHEM 311, CHEM311L, and concurrent enrollment in CHEM 320.

CHEM 430 Instrumentation Analysis
3 hours
This course is designed to give the students a broad experience in the theory of instrumentations. The labs will be investigative in nature where students are required to use the Internet and the Chemical literature to explore practical ways of using instruments for solving chemical problems qualitatively and quantitatively. The students will survey the theory and application of instruments such as: visible, ultra violet, Infra-red, Fluorescence, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Atomic absorption, Chromatography, and Mass Spectrometry.
Prerequisites: C or better in CHEM 200, CHEM 200L, CHEM 205, CHEM 205L, and a minimum of MATH 104. Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 430L.

CHEM 430L Instrumentation Analysis Laboratory
1 hour
This course is the laboratory component for Instrumentation Analysis. It will provide students with an opportunity to perform the experiments necessary to support the issues and topics discussed in the course.
Laboratory Fee: See current fee schedule.
Prerequisites: C or better in CHEM 200, CHEM 200L, CHEM 205, CHEM 205L, and a minimum of MATH 104. Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 430.

CHEM 445 Physical Chemistry I
3 hours
This course covers topics such as the thermodynamics of gases, solutions, reaction equilibria, and phase transitions.
Prerequisites: C or better in CHEM 200, CHEM 200L, CHEM 205, CHEM 205L, CHEM 310, CHEM 310, CHEM 311, CHEM311L, MATH 230 and concurrent enrollment in CHEM 445L.

CHEM 445L Physical Chemistry I Laboratory
1 hour
This course is the laboratory portion of physical chemistry which focuses on experiments demonstrating principles of thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, spectroscopy, and quantum mechanics in chemical systems using modern instrumentation and methods of data analysis.
Laboratory Fee: See current fee schedule.
Prerequisites: C or better in CHEM 200, CHEM 200L, CHEM 205, CHEM 205L, CHEM 310, CHEM 310, CHEM 311, CHEM311L, MATH 230 and concurrent enrollment in CHEM 445.

CHEM 446 Physical Chemistry II
3 hours
This course covers topics such as the kinetic and molecular theory of gases, introduction to the principles of quantum mechanics with application to model systems, multi-electron atoms, diatomic molecules and bonding.
Prerequisites: C or better in CHEM 200, CHEM 200L, CHEM 205, CHEM 205L, CHEM 310, CHEM 310, CHEM 311, CHEM311L, CHEM 445, CHEM 445L, MATH 230 and concurrent enrollment in CHEM 446L.

CHEM 446L Physical Chemistry II Laboratory
1 hour
This course covers topics such as the kinetic and molecular theory of gases, introduction to the principles of quantum mechanics with application to model systems, multi-electron atoms, diatomic molecules and bonding.
Laboratory Fee: See current fee schedule.
Prerequisites: C or better in CHEM 200, CHEM 200L, CHEM 205, CHEM 205L, CHEM 310, CHEM 310, CHEM 311, CHEM311L, CHEM 445, CHEM 445L, MATH 230 and concurrent enrollment in CHEM 446.



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EXSS 200 Certified Personal Trainer
2 hours
This course will prepare students in the processes, theories and application of being a personal trainer. This course will provide the content necessary for students to sit for the national certification exam.
Concurrent enrollment in EXSS 425 is required.

EXSS 215 Survey of Physical Education Health
3 hours
This course will provide an overview of all facets of sports including management, career opportunities, marketing and promotion, public relations fund raising, and event and facilities management. Several factors combine to make sports administration a growing and important area of study.

EXSS 400 Principles of Strength and Conditioning
3 hours
This course will explain the key theories, concepts, and scientific principles of strength training and conditioning as well as their direct application to athletic competition and performance. Students will study information on the organization and administration of facilities, testing and evaluation, exercise techniques, training adaptations and program design for common high school, collegiate and professional sports. This course will provide the content necessary for students to sit for the national Strength and Conditioning Specialist exam upon graduation.
Prerequisite: C or better in EXSS 200, EXSS 425 and concurrent enrollment in EXSS 420.

EXSS 410 First Responder
2 hours
This semester-long course trains students in advanced first aid, CPR, and AED. Students will learn current information on injuries and illnesses, review how to perform CPR and use an AED during emergencies. This course will also cover additional skills including the use of hemostatic dressings, application of tourniquets, administering epinephrine, handling dental emergencies, and more.
Prerequisite: C or better in EXSS 200

EXSS 415 Fitness Assessment
3 hours
This course is designed to give the student a foundation in the process of assessment (tests and measurement). The course includes the development of objectives, outcomes, test construction, use of formative and summative evaluation, norm and criterion referenced measures, statistics and the use of other evaluative materials specific to health and exercise.
Prerequisite: C or better in EXSS 200.

EXSS 420 Techniques & Practices of Strength and Conditioning
1 hour
Building on the concepts presented in EXSS 400, students will be provided with the opportunity to practice the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of strength and conditioning professional. Topics covered will include information on organization and administration of facilities, testing and evaluation, exercise techniques, training adaptations, and periodized program design for all athletes.
Prerequisite: C or better in EXSS 200, EXSS 425, and concurrent enrollment in EXSS 400.

EXSS 425 Techniques & Practices of Exercise Instruction
1 hour
This course covers the ability to develop and implement effective exercise training plans for personal fitness or use with future personal training clients. Through hands-on instruction and practice, students will create programs designed to improve and maintain health-related components of fitness and performance.
Concurrent enrollment in EXSS 200 is required.

EXSS 435 Kinesiology
3 hours
This course explores the skeletal system and how muscles function as movers, antagonists, and stabilizers in the body. Topics covered include the fundamentals of structure and motion, the makeup of skeletal and fascial tissues, a detailed overview of joint motion and a review of essential terminology that is used in the field kinesiology.
Prerequisite: C or better in EXSS 200.

EXSS 435L Kinesiology Laboratory
1 hour
This course is the laboratory component for Kinesiology. It will provide students with an opportunity to perform the experiments necessary to support the topics discussed in the lecture course.
Prerequisite: C or better in EXSS 200 and concurrent enrollment in EXSS 435.
Laboratory Fee: See current fee schedule.

EXSS 496 Special Topics
3 hours
This course will investigate, analyze and discuss significant and contemporary topics in the field of exercise sports and science.



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FRSC 200 Introduction to Forensic Science
3 hours
Introduction to Forensic Science is a classroom and laboratory-based course designed to introduce students to the different aspects of forensic analysis. This course will survey the various fields in forensics, such as biology, chemistry, toxicology and DNA analysis in forensic contexts and how they are used in modern law enforcement. Furthermore, general and special issues in forensic science will also be discussed.
Prerequisite: C or better in science courses

FRSC 200L Introduction to Forensic Science Laboratory
1 hour
This laboratory will provide hands-on experience with chemical and biological instruments commonly used in the forensic science laboratory. Laboratory exercises also should enhance the lecture (FRSC 200) component.
Prerequisite: C or better in science courses

FRSC 300 Forensic Biology Lecture
3 hours
This course will cover common principles and methodologies used in forensic biology. The key aspects of this course are identification, analysis, and interpretation of biological evidence, including blood typing, semen, saliva, fingerprinting, and hair and fiber examination in forensic contexts.
Prerequisite: C or better in all science courses, FRSC 200, FRSC 200L

FRSC 300L Forensic Biology Laboratory
1 hour
This laboratory will provide hands-on experience performing forensic serological testing of body fluids commonly encountered in crime scenes, including blood, semen, and saliva. Laboratory exercises should enhance the lecture (FRSC 300) component.
Prerequisite: C or better in all the science courses, FRSC 200, FRSC 200L

FRSC 302 Forensic Chemistry Lecture
3 hours
This course will cover the major techniques and instruments used in the analysis of chemical and pattern evidence commonly encountered at crime scenes. Gas and thin layer chromatography, UV-visible, and infrared will be studied and used extensively. Impressions and physical matches will also be covered.
Prerequisite: C or better in science courses, FRSC 200, FRSC 200L, FRSC 300, FRSC 300L, FRSC 400, FRSC 400L

FRSC 302L Forensic Chemistry Laboratory
1 hour
Students will study the chemistry, isolation, and identification of drugs of forensic interest. Laboratory exercises will introduce techniques and instrumentation used for the chemical separation and analysis of drug samples. Furthermore, laboratory exercises should enhance lecture (FRSC 302) components.
Prerequisite: C or better in all the science courses, FRSC 200, FRSC 200L, FRSC 300, FRSC 300L, FRSC 400, FRSC 400L.

FRSC 400 Forensic Molecular Biology Lecture
3 hours
This course provides a study of DNA analysis applied to criminal forensics. The course will cover basics of DNA structure and function, DNA extraction, quantification, amplification, separation, development of DNA profiling methods, and current DNA typing techniques related to DNA forensics. New developments in the field of forensic DNA analysis will also be examined.
Prerequisite: C or better in science courses: FRSC 200, FRSC 200L, FRSC 300, FRSC 300L.

FRSC 400L Forensic Molecular Biology Laboratory
1 hour
This laboratory will expose students to the various components of forensic DNA analysis including methods for extraction, quantification, amplification, and capillary electrophoresis. The course will also provide students with hands-on experience operating instruments commonly used in forensic DNA laboratories. Laboratory exercises should enhance lecture (FRSC 400) components.
Prerequisite: C or better in science courses: FRSC 200, FRSC 200L, FRSC 300, FRSC 300L.



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GEOL 110 Earth and Space Science
3 hours
Earth and Space Science is a course focusing on the study of the Earth’s lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and its celestial environment. Students enrolled in this course analyze and describe Earth’s interconnected systems and how they are changing due to natural processes and human influence.
(This course is a CCSJ General Education option in Natural Sciences.)
Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in GEOL 110L.

GEOL 110L Earth and Space Science Lab
1 hours
Earth and Space Science lab allows for hands on experience and theories explained through demonstrations focusing on the study of the Earth’s lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and its celestial environment. Students enrolled in this course analyze and describe Earth’s interconnected systems and how they are changing due to natural processes and human influence.
(This course is a CCSJ General Education option in Natural Sciences.)
Laboratory Fee: See current fee schedule.
Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in GEOL 110.



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KINE 110 Introduction to Kinesiology and Exercise Science
3 hours
This course will give students a complete overview of the fields of Kinesiology and Exercise Science. Students will explore the common career paths, questions, and ideas that are part of this dynamic and expanding discipline. Course instruction will stimulate curiosity about the vast field, provide a foundation for students to build on through further study, and generate awareness of the long-standing and current issues that kinesiology professionals seek to understand and solve.
Prerequisite: Must be a Kinesiology major.

KINE 210 Exercise Psychology and Behavioral Physical Activity
3 hours
This course is designed to provide students with theoretical knowledge related to exercise behavior change strategies and factors that influence physical activity participation and adherence. Topics to be covered include: (a) psychological theories for understanding and predicting health-oriented exercise behavior; (b) psychological and psychobiological responses to exercise; (c) psychological interventions for increasing exercise participation and adherence.
Prerequisite: C or better in PSYC 100.

KINE 300 Exercises Physiology
3 hours
This course involves gaining an understanding of system physiology and the effects of physical activity on the human body. Cardiovascular, pulmonary, musculoskeletal function, bioenergetics and training for human performance will be the areas of focus in this class.
Prerequisite: C or better in KINE 110, BIOL 115, BIOL 115L, BIOL 215, CHEM 143, CHEM 143L, CHEM 200, CHEM 200L, EXSS 410.

KINE 305 Exercises Physiology II
3 hours
This course discusses the benefits of exercise for clients with special conditions, as well as the importance of safe and effective health and fitness assessments for these clients. Students will learn the pathology and pathophysiology of numerous conditions and disorders, including musculoskeletal conditions, cardiovascular conditions, immunologic disorders, and cancer. This course will cover evidence-based information on the known effects of exercise on these conditions and provide recommendations on particular training protocols for future clients.
Prerequisite: C or better in KINE 110, KINE 300, BIOL 115, BIOL 115L, BIOL 215, CHEM 143, CHEM 143L, CHEM 200, CHEM 200L, EXSS 410.

KINE 343 Applied Nutrition
3 hours
This course puts great emphasis on how nutritional variables affect exercise, training, and human performance. Students will integrate advanced principles of nutrition and exercise acquire the knowledge of nutritional methods for improving fitness and performance. This course presents cutting-edge nutritional concepts tailored for application by clients in a fitness setting or athletes in any sport.
Prerequisite: C or better in CHEM 143, CHEM 143L, MATH 104 or higher.

KINE 360 Psychomotor Development and Movement
3 hours
This course investigates the principles of human development and performance in children and adults. Students will gain a strong understanding of human motor learning processes and principles of motor skill learning. Students will also study how skills are acquired and perfected with practice and how to apply basic concepts to a variety of real-world settings.
Prerequisite: C or better in KINE 110, BIOL 115, BIOL 115L, BIOL 300, BIOL 300L, BIOL 305, BIOL 305L, CHEM 143, CHEM 143L, CHEM 200, CHEM 200L, EXSS 410, EXSS 435, and EXSS 435L.

KINE 365 Care and Prevention of Injury and Illness
3 hours
This course provides the information students need to manage the care of athletic injuries―from prevention, identification and assessment of injuries to interaction with players, parents and physicians. Action plans, checklists and applications of universal precautions in athletic environments will be covered in this course to provide the practical tools needed for future employment in the field.
Prerequisite: C or better in KINE 110, BIOL 115, BIOL 115L, BIOL 300, BIOL 300L, BIOL 305, BIOL 305L, CHEM 143, CHEM 143L, CHEM 200, CHEM 200L, EXSS 410, EXSS 435, and EXSS 435L.

KINE 490 Internship in Kinesiology I
3 hours
This internship course is designed to supplement classroom study with observation or practical participation in a broad list of areas including, but not limited to, Exercise Physiology, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Athletic Training, Strength & Conditioning, and Personal Fitness & Wellness. Students will complete the amount of clock hours required to pursue graduate studies and/or employment in the field. Students must obtain approval from the Program Director and a full-time faculty member in Kinesiology must serve as coordinator.
Prerequisite: Junior status is needed before application can be made.

KINE 495 Internship in Kinesiology II
3 hours
This internship course is designed to further supplement classroom study with observation or practical participation in a broad list of areas including, but not limited to, Exercise Physiology, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Athletic Training, Strength & Conditioning, and Personal Fitness & Wellness. Students will complete the amount of clock hours required to pursue graduate studies and/or employment in the field. Students must obtain approval from the Program Director and a full-time faculty member in Kinesiology must serve as coordinator.
Prerequisite: Junior status is needed before application can be made.



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MATH 095 Developmental Mathematics
3 hours
The student will study fundamental operations and properties of whole numbers, integers, rational numbers, and real numbers, including decimals, ratios, percent, proportions, and exponents.
Credit not applicable toward a degree.

MATH 097 Beginning Algebra
3 hours
This course introduces students to fundamental algebraic concepts in preparation for Intermediate Algebra. Topics include operations with real numbers, variables, polynomials, factoring, linear equations and inequalities, and graphing.
Credit not applicable toward a degree.
Prerequisite: MATH 095 with a grade of C or better, or an appropriate Accuplacer exam score.

MATH 103 Intermediate Algebra
3 hours
This course treats algebraic expressions, exponents, polynomials, graphing, inequalities, absolute value, linear and quadratic expressions, and systems of equations, applications, rational expressions, and logarithms.
Prerequisite: MATH 097 with a grade of C or better, or an appropriate Accuplacer exam score.

MATH 104 Algebra and Trigonometry
3 hours
This course is designed to prepare students for the standard calculus sequence. Topics include polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, and the laws of sines and cosines.
Prerequisite: MATH 103 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent Accuplacer exam score.

MATH 110 Finite Mathematics
3 hours
Topics include applied systems of linear systems, matrices, modeling, regression and curvefitting, and linear programming. Application of technology to the solution of problems is stressed.
Prerequisite: MATH 103 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent Accuplacer exam score.

MATH 115 College Geometry
3 hours
This course treats the fundamental concepts of Euclidean geometry from a modern point of view. Its topics include set, points, lines, space, betweeness, incidence, congruence, parallelism, similarity, transformations, volumes, and areas. Non-Euclidean geometries are introduced.
Prerequisite: MATH 103 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent Accuplacer exam score.

MATH 148 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I
3 hours
This is the first course in a two-semester sequence for elementary teachers covering the fundamental ideas and theories of mathematics beginning with arithmetic. Topics include problem solving, sets, whole numbers, integers, rational numbers, real numbers and algebraic expressions. Mathematical reasoning and precision of language are emphasized. Although various perspectives and approaches are taken for individual topics, this content course is not a methods course in the teaching of mathematics.
Prerequisite: MATH 097 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent Accuplacer exam score.

MATH 149 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II
3 hours
This course is a continuation of Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I. It is the second course in a two-semester sequence for elementary teachers covering the fundamental ideas and theories of mathematics beginning with arithmetic. Topics include geometry, probability, statistics, and measurement. Mathematical reasoning and precision of language are emphasized. Although various perspectives and approaches are taken for individual topics, this content course is not a methods course in the teaching of mathematics.
Prerequisite: MATH 148

MATH 171 Principles of Statistics
3 hours
This course treats the gathering and interpretation of statistical data presented in various forms. Topics include the graphical and numerical representation of data, probability, sampling, statistical inference, correlation, and regression.
Prerequisite: MATH 103 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent Accuplacer exam score.

MATH 201 Analytic Geometry
3 hours
This course explores coordinate geometry of two and three dimensions, conic sections, families of equations, graphing families of equations, isometries of the plane, polar coordinates, cylindrical coordinates, and spherical coordinates.
Prerequisite: MATH 104 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent Accuplacer exam score.

MATH 220 Brief Survey of Calculus
3 hours
This course introduces the concepts of differential and integral calculus. Topics include functions, graphs, and limits, the derivative and applications; integration and applications.
Prerequisite: MATH 104 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent Accuplacer exam score.

MATH 230 Calculus I
4 hours
This course is the standard first-semester college Calculus course. Topics include limits, continuity, derivatives and their applications, integration and its applications. Students will study the antiderivative of elementary functions and the applications of the definite integral in geometry, science, and business.
Prerequisite: MATH 104 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent Accuplacer exam score.

MATH 231 Calculus II
4 hours
This is the standard second-semester college Calculus course. Topics include differential equations, parametric equations, infinite sequences and series, and vectors and geometry of space. Students will study the applications of the afore-mentioned topics in geometry, science, and business.
Prerequisite: MATH 230 with a grade of C or better.

MATH 300 Linear Algebra
3 hours
This is the standard college Linear Algebra course. Topics will include linear equations in linear algebra, matrix algebra, determinants, vector spaces, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, orthogonality and least squares, and symmetric matrices and quadratic forms. Students will study the applications of the afore-mentioned topics in geometry, science, and business.
Prerequisite: MATH 231 with a grade of C or better.

MATH 310 Calculus III
4 hours
This is the standard third-semester college Multivariate Calculus course. Topics include partial derivatives, multiple integrals, vector calculus, and second order differential equations. Students will study the applications of the afore-mentioned topics in geometry, science, and business.
Prerequisite: MATH 231 with a grade of C or better.

MATH 315 Elements of Statistical Inference
3 hours
This is the standard college second semester statistics course. Topics include hypothesis testing, testing the difference between two means, two proportions, and two variances, correlation and regressions, other chi square tests, analysis of variance, nonparametric statistics, and sampling and simulation. Students will study the applications of the afore-mentioned topics in science and business applications.
Prerequisite: MATH 171 with a grade of "C" or better and MATH 231 with a grade of "C" or better.

MATH 330 Differential Equations
3 hours
This is the standard college differential equations course. Topics include the derivation of equations of mathematical physics, biology, chemistry and other science courses, ordinary differential equations and methods for their solution, simple vector field theory, theory of series, Fourier series, applications to partial differential equations, integration theorems, Laplace and Fourier transforms, and applications.
Prerequisite: MATH 310 with a grade of C or better.

MATH 360 Introduction to Abstract Mathematics
3 hours
This is the standard college introduction to abstract mathematics course. Topics include the structures and strategies of proofs in a variety of mathematical settings: logic, sets, combinatorics, relations and functions, and abstract algebra. This course is preparation for 400 level math courses and graduate school.
Prerequisite: MATH 231 with a grade of C or better.



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PHYS 300. Physics I
3 hours
A 3-credit hour calculus based physics course implementing kinematics, vectors, Newton's laws of motion; linear momentum, impulse collisions; work and kinetic energy; potential energy, conservation of energy; rotational kinematics and energy; rotational dynamics, static equilibrium; simple harmonic motion.
Laboratory Fee: See current fee schedule.
Prerequisites: Concurrently enrolled in MATH 230 (or placed in a higher math course) and concurrently enrolled in PHYS 300L.

PHYS 300L. Physics I Laboratory
1 hour
A 1-credit hour calculus based physics lab course implementing through various experiments the concepts of kinematics, vectors, Newton's laws of motion; linear momentum, impulse collisions; work and kinetic energy; potential energy, conservation of energy; rotational kinematics and energy; rotational dynamics, static equilibrium; simple harmonic motion.
Laboratory Fee: See current fee schedule.
Prerequisites: Concurrently enrolled in MATH 230 (or placed in a higher math course) and concurrently enrolled in PHYS 300.

PHYS 305. Physics II
3 hours
A 3-credit hour calculus based physics course implementing electrostatics; electric currents; d-c circuits; magnetic fields; magnetic media; electromagnetic induction; a-c circuits; Maxwell's equations; electromagnetic waves; reflection and refraction; interference.
Prerequisites: C or better in MATH 230 and concurrently enrolled in MATH 231 (or consent of the program director) and C or better in PHYS 300 and PHYS 300L while concurrently enrolled in PHYS 305L.

PHYS 305L. Physics II Laboratory
1 hour
A 1-credit hour calculus based physics lab course implementing through experiments the concepts of electrostatics; electric currents; d-c circuits; magnetic fields; magnetic media; electromagnetic induction; a-c circuits; Maxwell's equations; electromagnetic waves; reflection and refraction; interference.
Laboratory Fee: See current fee schedule.
Prerequisites: C or better in MATH 230 and concurrently enrolled in MATH 231 (or consent of the program director) and C or better in PHYS 300 and PHYS 300L while concurrently enrolled in PHYS 305.



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SCIE 102. General Science
3 hours
A 3-credit course. The course discusses the developments over the past four centuries in the areas of physics, chemistry, earth science, and space science, by some of the brightest minds on the planet. The concepts are often greatly simplified for the purpose of an introductory survey course, but understanding them will still require mental effort, flexibility, and preparation. In essence, our current civilization is so dependent on these physical sciences that their contribution has fallen into “the background” and is often taken for granted. This course will teach the student how to use theory to problem-solve and “think like a physical scientist” (e.g. quantitative reasoning and analysis).
(This course is a CCSJ General Education option in Natural Sciences.)
Prerequisites: Must be concurrently enrolled in SCIE 102L.

SCIE 102L. General Science l
1 hour
A 1-credit course. This course is an introduction laboratory techniques which will aide in the explanation of physics, chemistry, earth science, and space science, by some of the brightest minds on the planet. This lab course will teach the student how to use theory to problem-solve via hands on experiments and “think like a physical scientist” (e.g. quantitative reasoning and analysis).
(This course is a CCSJ General Education option in Natural Sciences.)
Laboratory Fee: See current fee schedule.
Prerequisites: Must be concurrently enrolled in SCIE 102.



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