COURSES

Astronomy     Biology    Chemistry    Geology
Interdisciplinary Physical (Environmental) Science
Oceanography
    Physics
     Nutrition Health and Wellness

 


Astronomy

AST 1002 / Descriptive Astronomy / 3 credits
The solar system, the nature of electromagnetic radiation, astronomical instruments, stars, galaxies and cosmology.Field trips and lab activities. Pre/corequisite: PSC 1515.




Biology

BSC 1005 / General Education Biology / 3 credits
Selected principles in biology, including the cell concept, organization of multicellular systems, plants and animals as organized systems

BSC 1005L/ General Education Biology Laboratory 1 credit
An optional one-credit lab to provide students with experience in the scientific process. Laboratory fee. (2 hr. lab)

BSC 1050 / Biology and Environment / 3 credits
This course provide students with an understanding and appreciation of how the natural world functions, how human attitudes and actions alter natural systems, creating environmental problems, and how sustainable approaches may resolve these problems.

BSC 2010 & 2010L / Principles of Biology 1
/ lecture 3 credits, lab 2 credits
Principles of modern biology, including the cell doctrine, basic physical phenomena of life, bioenergetics and biosynthesis, reproduction and genetics, mechanisms and evidence for organic evolution, phylogeny, community and population ecology. Prerequisite: CHM 1025  or higher.  Co-requisite: BSC 2010L.

BSC 2011 & 2011L / Principles of Biology 2 / lecture 3 credits, lab 2 credits
Internal aspects of homeostasis, interdependence of specialized tissues and organ systems in the development of multicellular organisms, transport and absorption, gas exchange, body fluid composition and control, hormonal regulation, nervous integration and behavior. Prerequisites: BSC 2010, 2010L; corequisites: BSC 2011L.

BSC 2085 & 2085L Human Anatomy & Physiology 1 / lecture 3 credits, lab 1 credit
BSC 2086 & 2086L Human Anatomy & Physiology 2 / lecture 3 credits, lab 1 credit
Structure and functions of the systems of the human body, emphasizing those aspects most pertinent to students in the nursing and allied health technology programs. Corequisites: the associated labs BSC 2085 L & 2086L

PCB 2033 Introduction to Ecology /3 credits
This course will provide students with an understanding of an appreciation for how organism relate to one another and their environmentat the levels of  biological organization from the individual to the biosphere.

MCB 2010Microbiology     3 hr lecture 3 credits (Prerequisites: BSC 2085, 2085L; CHM 1033, 1033L
The identification, morphology and physiology of bacteria, algae, protozoa,
fungi, rickettsiae, and viruses, with emphasis on the effects of their activities upon human affairs. 

MCB 2010L  Microbiology Laboratory  Laboratory of MCB 2013. Corequisite: MCB 2013. Laboratory fee. (4 hr. lab) 2 credits




Chemistry

CHM 1025 & 1025L / Introductory Chemistry / lecture 3 credits, lab 1 credit
Elementary principles of modern chemistry including concepts of atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, and the properties of solutions. Recommended for students who have not earned a grade of ?"C" or higher in high school chemistry. Pre/corequisite: MAT1033 or equivalent.

CHM 1033 & 1033L / Chemistry for Health Sciences / lecture 3 credits, lab 1 credit
Emphasizes chemistry topics related to the allied health sciences through the study of the essentials of inorganic and organic chemistry and biochemistry. Corequisite: CHM1033L Pre-requisite: MAT 1033 or equivalent.

CHM 1045 & 1045L / General Chemistry  / lecture 3 credits, lab 2 credit
First half of  the CHM 1045-1046 sequence for science, premedical and engineering majors. Students must complete CHM 1045-1046 prior to transfer to a senior institution. Major topics in modern chemistry include: stoichiometry, atomic structure, bonding bonding, thermochemistry, acids and bases, solutions, gas laws, kinetics and molecular equilibria.  Prerequisites: CHM 1025 or departmental approval.  Co-requisite: CHM 1045L.

CHM 1046 & 1046L / General Chemistry & Qualitative Analysis  lecture 3 credits, lab 2 credits
Final course in the 1045-1046 sequence.  Major topics in modern chemistry include: thermodynamics, kinetics, solution equilibria including acids, bases and other ionic equilibria, electrochemistry, transition metals and complex ions. Prerequisite:  CHM 1045 with a grade of "C" and MAC 1102 with a grade of " C"  or better. Co-requisite: CHM 1046L.

CHM 2210 & 2210L / Organic Chemistry 1 / lecture 3 credits, lab 2 credits
First half of the CHM 2210-2211 sequence. A study of the nomenclature, preparations, reactions, and electronic and structural features of alikeness, alikeness, alikeness, alkyl halides, aromatic hydrocarbons, and other organic compounds. Prerequisite: CHM 1046 with a grade of "C" or better. Corequisite: CHM 2210L.

CHM 2211& 2211L / Organic Chemistry 2 / lecture 3 credits, lab 2 credits
Second half of the CHM 2210-2211 sequence. A study of the nomenclature, preparations, reactions, and electronic and structural features of alcohols, ethers, phenols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxlic acids, acid anhydrides, amides, esters, and other organic compounds.Prerequisite: CHM 2210 with a grade of "C" or better. Corequisite: CHM 2211L.


Nutrition

HUN 1201 - Essentials of Nutrition/3 credits

Introduction to the nutrients found in foods, the body systems which process the nutrients, energy balance, consumer concerns such as food additives, food-borne illnesses and nutrition labeling, and the nutritional requirements in each stage of the life cycle. Application of basic concepts from the sciences of biology, microbiology, physiology, and chemistry to the study of human nutrition and the concepts of nutrition to the planning of healthful, balanced and adequate diets. No pre-corequisites. 

 




Geology

GLY 1001 / General Education Earth Science / 3 credits
Selected concepts and principles of earth science taken from the areas of astronomy, geology, meteorology and oceanography. Topics include plate tectonics, formation and structure of rocks, minerals and gemstones, as well as the forces that shape the planet.

GLY 1001L / General Education Earth Science Lab / 2 hr 1 credits



Interdisciplinary Physical (Environmental) Science

PSC 1515 / Energy in the Natural Environment / 3 credits
Investigation of the natural environment using energy as a theme to demonstrate the impact of science and technology on the environment. This course introduces students to the interconnectedness of phenomena in the natural world, examines the affect of Man on his environment, promotes an increased interest in the natural world, and encourages reexamination of how Man views and subsequently interacts with the world.




Oceanography

OCE 1001 / Introduction to Oceanography / 3 credits
The oceans, their nature and extent. The causes and effects of waves and currents, biology of marine life, geology of the sea floor, erosion and bottom deposits and related meteorological and economic effects. Pre/corequisite: PSC 1515.




Physics

PHY 1004 & 1005 / Physics with Applications / 3 credits each
Emphasizes the basic concepts and principles of physics with their practical applications. Designed for students in technical studies and those wishing to strengthen their physics background before taking advance courses. Each must be taken with corresponding lab. Pre/corequisite for PHY 1004: MAT 1033 or equivalent ; Prerequisite for PHY 1005: PHY 1004

PHY 1004L-1005L/ 1 credit each
Laboratory for PHY 1004, 1005.  Corequisites: PHY 1004, 1005

PHY 1025   3 credits
This course will facilitate the transition from high school to college/university physics. Content includes units of measure, conversion of units, right-angle trigonometry, graphing, vectors and vector addition, one-dimensional motion, circular motion, Newton's laws of motion, work and energy, and force fields. The course will emphasize problem-solving techniques.
This course may be used to satisfy one of the Natural Science requirements.
Students, who do not have a prior course in physics and whose program of study requires the completion of physics with calculus, must successfully complete PHY 1025.
PHY 1025 will also provide a foundation for the successful completion of PHY 2053 for students with no prior physics background.

.PHY 2048 & 2049 Physics with Calculus / 3 credits each  4 contact hours
Foundation course for physical science and engineering majors. PHY 2048 covers classical mechanics and thermodynamics. PHY 2049 includes electricity, magnetism, waves and optics.
Each must be taken with corresponding lab. Prerequisite for PHY 2048: MAC 2311; re/corequisite for PHY 2049: PHY 2048 with grade of "C" or better.

PHY 2048L-2049L/ 1 credit each
Laboratory for PHY 2048, 2049.  Corequisites: PHY 2048, 2049.

PHY 2053 & 2054 Physics without Calculus / 3 credits each
An introduction to the basic principles of physics. PHY 2053 covers mechanics, sound and thermodynamics. PHY 2054 includes electricity, magnetism, and optics. Each must be taken with corresponding lab. Prerequisites for PHY 2053: MAC 1114; prerequisite for PHY 2054: PHY 2053.

PHY 2053L-2054L/ 1 credit each
Laboratory for PHY 2053, 2054.  Corequisites: PHY 2053, 2054.




HEALTH & WELLNESS 

HLP 1080/ Wellnesss/ 2 crdits
Course that enables students to assess their present aerobic fitness level, lung capacity, percentage of body fat, flexibility, and strength.  From the data collected the student will be able to set personal wellness goals and develop individual exercise programs.  Exercise programs will be carried out at the campus Wellness Center.  Lectures, demonstrations, and multimedia presentations will be used in addition to activities at the Wellness Center.

HLP 1081 / Health Analysis & Improvement 1 / 3 credits
A blend of the theory and practice of healthy living that emphasizes the role of exercise, diet / nutrition, stress reduction, weight control, and physical activity in relation to total well being. Current developments in the health area and lab assessments of the student?s current health status are emphasized. Individualized exercise protocols based on these assessments are recommended. Special fee.

HSC1400 /Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - 1 credit

This course is designed to provide learning experiences for students in cardiopulmonary
resuscitation. This course provides the students with opportunities to develop, practice, and
display skills concerning emergency care in cases of cardiac and/or respiratory arrest. In
addition, it is hopeful that selected course materials will provide information to increase the
students' awareness of safety hazards in our society in order to develop proper attitude
towards prevention of accidents. This course meets the American Heart Association
certification requirements in cardiopulmonary resuscitation or for Health Care Providers
(Adult, Child, and Infant). Included in this course will be information on risk factor of heart
disease, prudent heart living, signs and symptoms of heart attack, stroke, and emergency
procedures.

HSC 2400 / Standard First Aid & Personal Safety / 3 credits
Designed to provide opportunities to develop, practice and display skills concerning emergency care and the prevention of accidents. This course meets the American Red Cross and the American Heart Association certification requirements for Standard First Aid, Personal Safety, Basic Life Saving Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. M-DCC is an Educational Training Agency for the National Safety Council. All students successfully completing this course are eligible to receive FREE National Safety Council certification cards in both first aid and / or CPR. These certification cards are backed by over 30 leading national organizations.

PEO 2216 / Skills & Practices in Baseball / 2 credits
Develops and analyzes the teaching and coaching of baseball and emphasizes the sport?s skills and practices. Special fee.


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