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BIOLOGY
BIO 1114 - Principles of Biology I.
A combined lecture and laboratory course for non-science majors that provides an introduction to the basic principles of modern biology, and their relevance to modern life. Emphasis is placed on the nature and history of scientific thought, basic biological chemistry, cell structure and processes, genetics. Labs associated with this course contain experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in lecture classes. Three lectures. Two hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

BIO 1124 - Principles of Biology II.
A combined lecture and laboratory course for non-science majors that emphasizes the survey of the diversity of life, ecology, evolution, and an overview of organ systems. Labs associated with this course contain experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in lecture classes. Three lectures. Two hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

BIO 1134 - General Biology I (Prerequisite: MAT 0124 or higher or placement score for MAT 1233 or higher).
A combined lecture and laboratory course for science majors that includes study of the scientific method, chemistry relevant to biological systems, cell structure and function, cell processes including photosynthesis and cellular respiration, cell division, genetics, and molecular genetics. Labs associated with this course contain experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in lecture classes. Three lectures. Two hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

BIO 1144 - General Biology II (Prerequisite: BIO 1134).
A combined lecture and laboratory course for science majors that reinforces concepts introduced in BIO 1134-General Biology I, while emphasizing the diversity of life. Topics covered include evolution, classification, ecology, detailed consideration of each group of organisms and viruses, study of animals and plants including their basic anatomy and physiology. The lab reinforces the principles introduced in the lecture classes. Three lectures. Two hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

BIO 1534 – Survey of Anatomy & Physiology.
A combined lecture and laboratory course for non science majors covering essential principles of human anatomy and physiology are presented, including basic chemistry, cell and tissue studies, and an overview of all the body systems. Labs associated with this course contain experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in lecture classes. Three lectures. Two hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

BIO 1613 - Nutrition (Prerequisite: MAT 0124 or higher or placement score for MAT 1233 or higher).
A lecture course covering the nutrients required for normal growth and prevention of major chronic diseases, and applied to the selection of food for ingestion, the metabolic process of digestion, assimilation, and absorption, and their applications for healthcare providers. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

BIO 2414 - Zoology I (Prerequisite: MAT 0124 or higher or placement score for MAT 1233 or higher).
A combined lecture and laboratory course that includes in-depth studies of phylogeny and classification systems, protozoa, and major invertebrate phyla. Labs associated with this course contain experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in lecture class. Three lectures. Two hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

BIO 2424 - Zoology II (Prerequisite: BIO 2414).
A combined lecture and laboratory course that includes in-depth studies of vertebrate taxonomy and animal systems. Labs associated with this course contain experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in lecture classes. Three lectures. Two hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

BIO 2514 - Anatomy and Physiology I (Prerequisite: ACT Composite of 18 or BIO 1134).
A combined lecture and laboratory course that covers the anatomical and physiological study of the human body as an integrated whole. The course includes detailed studies of: biological principles; tissues; and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. Labs associated with this course contain experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in lecture classes. Three lectures. Two hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

BIO 2524 - Anatomy and Physiology II (Prerequisite: BIO 2514).
A combined lecture and laboratory course that includes detailed studies of the anatomy and physiology of human special senses and the endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, and urinary systems, as well as reproduction and development. Labs associated with this course contain experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in lecture classes. Three lectures. Two hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

BIO 2924 - Microbiology (Prerequisite: BIO 1134 or higher).
A combined lecture and laboratory course providing a comprehensive study of microorganisms to include microbial taxonomy, metabolism, physiology and genetics, concepts of pathogenesis and immunity and other selected applied areas. Labs in this course provide experiments that reinforce principles introduced in the lecture to include fundamental laboratory techniques in lab safety, microscopy, culturing and identification of microbes, and effectiveness of antimicrobial agents. Three lectures. Two hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

CHEMISTRY
CHE 1114 - Chemistry Survey (Co-requisite: MAT 1233 or higher or placement score for MAT 1313 or higher).
A combined lecture and laboratory basic chemistry course that covers terminology, measurements, atomic structure, nomenclature, chemical equations and basic stoichiometry. Labs associated with this course contain experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in lecture classes. Three lectures. Two hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

CHE 1211 - General Chemistry Laboratory I (Co/Prerequisite: CHE 1213).
A laboratory course that contains experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in CHE 1213-General Chemistry I (Lecture). Must be taken concurrently in phase with the lecture sequence or after the lecture has been completed. Three hours laboratory. One hour credit.

CHE 1213 - General Chemistry I(Corequisite: MAT 1313 or appropriate placement in a higher level math course).
A lecture course that covers the fundamental principles of chemistry and their applications. Chemical nomenclature, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, atomic structure, bonding theories, energy, periodic properties, and gas laws are among the topics discussed in depth. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

CHE 1221 - General Chemistry Laboratory II (Prerequisite: CHE 1211 & 1213).
A laboratory course that contains experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in CHE 1223-General Chemistry II (Lecture). Must be taken with the lecture sequence or after finishing the lecture sequence. Three hours laboratory. One hour credit.

CHE 1223 - General Chemistry II (Prerequisite: CHE 1213).
A lecture course that covers solutions, kinetics, equilibria, thermodynamics, acid-base chemistry, and electrochemistry. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

CHE 2424 - Organic Chemistry I (Prerequisite: CHE 1223).
A combined lecture and laboratory course that covers carbon chemistry, bonding structure and behavior, aliphatic compounds, stereochemistry, reaction mechanisms, and spectroscopy. Labs associated with this course acquaint students with important manipulations and procedures, and the preparation and study of organic compounds. Three lectures. Three hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

CHE 2434 - Organic Chemistry II (Prerequisite: CHE 2424).
A combined lecture and laboratory course that covers spectroscopy, aromatic compounds, carbonyl compounds and other complex compounds, with emphasis on reactions and their mechanisms. Labs associated with this course acquaint students with important manipulations and procedures, as well as the preparation and study of aromatic and complex organic compounds. Three lectures. Three hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

ENGINEERING
EGR 1113 - Introduction to Engineering.
This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to engineering as a profession. Students will be familiarized with the various career pathways in engineering as well as planning for success in their chosen field. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

EGR 2413 - Engineering Mechanics I (Statics) (Prerequisite: PHY 2514).
A lecture course covering the equilibrium of point objects and extended objects in two and three dimensions using vector algebra. Also discussed are distributed forces, structures, friction, and moments of inertia in two and three dimensions. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

PHYSICS
PHY 1114 - Introduction to Astronomy
A combined lecture and laboratory course that includes surveys of the solar system, our galaxy, and the universe. Labs associated with this course contain experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in lecture classes. Three lectures. Two hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

PHY 2244 - Physical Science Survey I(Corequisite: MAT 1233 or placement score for MAT 1313 or higher). A combined lecture and laboratory course that includes studies of measurements and units, electricity, mechanics, heat, sound, light, and astronomy. Labs associated with this course contain experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in lecture classes. Three lectures. Two hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

PHY 2254 - Physical Science Survey II(Corequisite: MAT 1233 or placement score for MAT 1313 or higher ).
A combined lecture and laboratory course that includes studies of chemistry, geology and meteorology. Labs associated with this course contain experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in lecture classes. Three lectures. Two hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

PHY 2414 - General Physics I (Corequisite: MAT 1323 or placement score for MAT 1613 or higher).
A combined lecture and laboratory course covering mechanics, heat, waves, and sound. This is a non-calculus based course primarily for pre-professional majors. Labs associated with this course contain experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in lecture classes. Three lectures. Three hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

PHY 2424 - General Physics II (Prerequisite: PHY 2414).
A combined lecture and laboratory course covering electricity, magnetism, optics, and modern physics. This is a non-calculus based course primarily for pre-professional majors. Labs associated with this course contain experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in lecture classes. Three lectures. Three hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

PHY 2514 - General Physics I-A (Prerequisite: MAT 1613 or higher).
A combined lecture and laboratory course covering mechanics, heat, waves, and sound. This is a calculus-based course primarily for students of engineering, science, or mathematics. Labs associated with this course contain experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in lecture classes. Three lectures. Three hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

PHY 2524 - General Physics II-A (Prerequisite: PHY 2514).
A combined lecture and laboratory course covering electricity, magnetism, optics, and modern physics. This is a calculus-based course primarily for students of engineering, science, or mathematics. Labs associated with this course contain experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in lecture classes. Three lectures. Three hours laboratory. Four hours credit.