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BIOLOGY COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

*GER Approved Course

*Bio 100 Introduction to Biology 3 credit hours

Basic principles of biological science with special emphasis on human biology. Selected topics of current interest and laboratory experiences are included. NOT OPEN TO BIOLOGY MAJORS. (FA)

*Bio 105 Ecology and Evolution 3 credit hours

An introduction to the scientific process, evolutionary theory, speciation, elementary genetics, and the ecology of populations communities, and ecosystems. (FA)

*Bio 105L Ecology and Evolution Lab 1 credit hour

Generally to be taken with Bio 105 Ecology and Evolution. (FA)

*Bio 110 Introduction to Environmental Science 3 credit hours

Basic ecological concepts and the physical/biological principles underlying environmental issues; deals with topics such as population, pollution, resources; discusses the historical, cultural, geographical, economic, and behavioral roots of environmental problems; models how to take personal and political action on behalf of the environment. NOT OPEN TO BIOLOGY MAJORS

*Bio 115 Molecular and Cellular Biology 3 credit hours

An introduction to the study of life at the molecular and cellular level, and includes basic cell structure and function, biochemistry for the life sciences, basic molecular biology and introductory genetics including information flow from DNA to protein, and cellular utilization of energy including cell respiration and photosynthesis. (SP)

*Bio 115L Molecular and Cellular Biology Lab 1 credit hour

Generally to be taken with Bio 115 Molecular and Cellular Biology. (SP)

Bio 199 Independent Study 1-4 credit hours

This course number is used to designate a course that is not part of the regular curriculum. It is generally offered based on student interests and needs. (Arr)

Bio 201 Human Anatomy and Physiology 3 credit hours

An integrated study of human anatomy and physiology for biology and pre-professional allied health majors using a body systems approach emphasizing interrelationships between form and function at gross and microscopic levels of organization. Course content includes basic anatomical and directional terminology; fundamental concepts and principles of cell biology; and study of major body systems including skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, endocrine, immune, and reproductive systems. Prerequisites: Bio 115 and Chm 102 required. (FA)

Bio 201L Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab 1 credit hour

Generally to be taken with Bio 201 Human Anatomy and Physiology. Includes fundamental concepts and principles of anatomy and physiology from investigation of cell, tissue, and organ levels of several body systems with special emphasis on skeletal, muscular, nervous, and circulatory systems. A large portion of the semester will focus on cat anatomy. (FA)

*Bio 215 Biological Diversity 3 credit hours

An introduction to the study of life at the organismal level and includes a survey of life in all six kingdoms, with emphasis on plants and animals, as well as a study of comparative structures and functions. (FA)

*Bio 215L Biological Diversity Lab 1 credit hour

Generally to be taken with Bio 215 Biological Diversity. (FA)

*Bio 300 Genetics 3 credit hours

General principles and problems of heredity surveying transmission genetics, cytogenetics, molecular genetics, and population genetics. Prerequisites: Bio 115; ability to use algebra or statistical analysis. (FA)

*Bio 300L Genetics Lab 1 credit hour

Generally to be taken with Bio 300 Genetics. (FA)

*Bio 301 Embryology 3 credit hours

Molecular and cellular basis for differentiation and morphological changes occurring during development. Model systems are used for insight into vertebrate development. Prerequisite: Bio 215 And Bio 300. (SP)

*Bio 301L Embryology Lab 1 credit hour

Generally to be taken with Bio 301 Embryology. (SP)

Bio 305 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology 3 credit hours

Exploration of fundamental topics in mammalian anatomy and physiology as a basis of human disease. Uses a case study approach to integrate current primary literature and application of diagnostic medical procedures. Prerequisites: Bio 201 and Chm 302; may take Chm 302 concurrently. (Alt SP)

Bio 305L Advanced Anatomy and Physiology Lab 1 credit hour

Generally to be taken with Bio 305 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology. (Alt SP)

Bio 311 Microbiology 3 credit hours

Study of basic concepts of microbial biology, including cell morphology, biochemistry, genetics, taxonomy, and ecology. Emphasis is on prokaryote growth/metabolism, culture, isolation, identification and medical application in disease. Prerequisites: Bio 115, 201; Chm 301 recommended. (SP)

Bio 311L Microbiology Lab 1 credit hour

Generally to be taken with Bio 311 Microbiology. Basic fundamentals of microbial sterile technique and axenic culture with emphasis on microscopic, staining, and metabolic diagnostic tests for identification of prokaryotes. (SP)

Bio 313 Histology 3 credit hours

Detailed microscopic study and identification of normal and pathological human and other animal tissues. Prerequisite: Bio 201.

Bio 313L Histology Lab 1 credit hour

Generally to be taken with Bio 313 Histology.

Bio 321 Reading List 1-3 credit hours

Reports or discussions of topical fundamentals in which the student is deficient, and/or readings in classical or special interest biology literature. (Arr)

*Bio 325 Ecology 3 credit hours

Study of how plants and animals interact with each other and with their environment; includes selected topics related to environmental problems such as pollution, energy, resources, and population. Prerequisites: Bio 105. (FA, odd years)

*Bio 325L Ecology Lab 1 credit hour

Generally to be taken with Bio 325 Ecology. (FA, odd years)

Bio 330 Immunology 3 credit hours

The biological basis for understanding of the molecular and cellular features of the mammalian immune system. Includes study of role of non-specific (innate) and specific (adaptive) systems in providing immunity to disease. Includes topics on hypersensitivity, immunodeficiency diseases, autoimmunity, vaccination, and transplant rejection. Prerequisites: Bio 201 and Chm 302; may take Chm 302 concurrently. (SP, odd years)

*Bio381/383 The Biology of Costa Rica 3 credit hours

This course is a seminar/international travel course designed to be taken in combination with the Art of Costa Rica (Art 381/383) to create the interdisciplinary Art and Biology of Costa Rica. The Biology component is designed to introduce students, with little or no background, to the field of biology. The course material is presented within the context of investigating the varied biodiversity of Costa Rica. Topics covered include cell biology, physiology, genetics, evolution, ecology, and the interaction of humankind on the environment. Course will involve preparatory seminars, field observation and experimentation in variety of tropical forests and marine environments unique to Costa Rica. Activities include hiking, backpacking, kayaking, and swimming. No Spanish speaking skills required, but course would benefit anyone looking to improve their language skills. Please read catalog listing for Art 381/383. Bio 381 seminar 1 hr. credit/ Bio 383 three week travel course 2 hrs. Credit. Can fulfill 3 hrs. of upper-level GER.

Bio 399 Independent Study 1-4 credit hours

This course number is used to designate a course that is not part of the regular curriculum. It is generally offered based on student interests and needs. (Arr)

Bio 401 Advanced Cell Biology 3 credit hours

Detailed study of the cell as the basic unit of life focusing on the interplay of biochemistry and genetics in regulation of eukaryotic cell processes. Prerequisites: Bio 115, 201, and Chm 301, 302. (Alt FA)

Bio 401L Advanced Cell Biology Lab 1 credit hour

Generally to be taken with Bio 401 Advanced Cell Biology. (Alt FA)

Bio 402 Senior Topics in Physiology 2 credit hours

Electrochemical processes of the human; emphasis on cardiovascular phenomena and electrolyte balance. Prerequisites: 12 hrs. biology, 16 hrs. chemistry, and 8 hrs. physics recommended.

Bio 403 Special Topics 1-4 credit hours

Various topics may be chosen by special arrangement with a faculty mentor. Examples of possible topics include advanced botany, evolution, micro-technique, parasitology, and vertebrate zoology. (Arr)

Bio 405 Directed Research 1-3 credit hours

Formerly Bio 407/408. Directed laboratory/library projects for senior biology majors of demonstrated superior ability. Admission by recommendation only. (Arr)

Bio 417 Molecular Biology 1-4 credit hours

Current molecular biology topics; emphasis on the function of the genetic material and consequences of altered function on gene products; familiarization with common molecular biological techniques that will be encountered by students in graduate school or medical research. Prerequisites: Bio 300, Chm 301, 302. (Alt SP)

Bio 417L Molecular Biology Lab 1 credit hour

Generally to be taken with Bio 417 Molecular Biology. (Alt SP)

Bio 425 Marine Biology 3 credit hours

Introduction to marine ecosystems and their physical/chemical/biological properties; survey of marine plants and animals and their structural/functional adaptations; study of the effects of human intervention in the marine environment. Lab includes a required, one-week trip. (SP, odd years)

Bio 425L Marine Biology Lab 1 credit hour

Chemical and physical properties of the ocean, invertebrate and vertebrate animals, phytoplankton and plants. Includes a mandatory one-week trip to marine ecosystems in Florida. (SP, odd years)

Bio 499 Biology Seminar 1 credit hour

Formerly Bio 411. A capstone course whose content varies according to student need/interest. May include student research, comprehensive review of the discipline, presentation of library research papers, visiting lecturers, field trip, or study of special topics. Prerequisite: Senior status.

CHEMISTRY COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

*GER Approved Course

*Chm 100 Introduction to Chemistry 3 credit hours

Basic chemistry, including an introduction to geology. Laboratory. Does not apply to a chemistry major.

*Chm 101 General Chemistry I 3 credit hours

Fundamental laws, theories, and concepts of modern chemistry. Three lectures and one laboratory period per week. (FA)

*Chm 101L General Chemistry I Lab 1 credit hour

Generally to be taken with Chm 101 General Chemistry I. (FA)

Chm 102 General Chemistry II 3 credit hours

Intensive treatment of the principles of chemistry with analytical study of the anions and cations. Three lectures and one laboratory period per week. Prerequisite: Chm 101 or instructor consent. (SP)

Chm 102L General Chemistry II Lab 1 credit hour

Generally to be taken with Chm 102 General Chemistry II. (SP)

Chm 199 Independent Study 1-4 credit hours

This course number is used to designate a course that is not part of the regular curriculum. It is generally offered based on student interests and needs. (Arr)

Chm 205 Quantitative Analysis 3 credit hours

Theory and practice of volumetric and gravimetric analysis. Laboratory practice in the identification of unknowns. Methods of calculation used in analysis are emphasized. Three lectures and one laboratory period per week. Prerequisites: Chm 101, 102. (Alt yr. with Chm 350)

Chm 205L Quantitative Analysis Lab 1 credit hour

Generally to be taken with Chm 205 Quantitative Analysis. (Alt yr. with Chm 350)

Chm 301 Organic Chemistry I 3 credit hours

Fundamentals of modern organic chemistry with emphasis on bonding, mechanism, stereo-chemistry, analysis and synthesis of organic compounds. Three lectures and one laboratory period per week. Prerequisites: Chm 101, 102. (FA)

Chm 301L Organic Chemistry I Lab 1 credit hours

Generally to be taken with Chm 301 Organic Chemistry I. (FA)

Chm 302 Organic Chemistry II 3 credit hours

Fundamentals of modern organic chemistry with emphasis on bonding, mechanism, stereo-chemistry, analysis and synthesis of organic compounds. Three lectures and one laboratory period per week. Prerequisites: Chm 301. (SP)

Chm 302L Organic Chemistry II Lab 1 credit hours

Generally to be taken with Chm 302 Organic Chemistry II. (SP)

Chm 307 Problems in Chemistry I 2-3 credit hours

Introduction to research for advanced students in chemistry.

Chm 308 Problems in Chemistry II 2-3 credit hours

Introduction to research for advanced students in chemistry.

Chm 320 Inorganic Chemistry 3 credit hours

Survey of atomic structure, descriptive chemistry of selected elements, periodic relationships, chemical bonding, nomenclature, aqueous and non-aqueous chemistry and coordination complexes. Three lectures per week. Prerequisites: Chm 102, 205.

Chm 350 Physical Chemistry 3 credit hours

Elementary principles of thermodynamics; modern theories of atomic and molecular structure; kinetics and various equilibria of chemical importance; with an emphasis on biochemical applications. Three lectures and one laboratory period per week. Prerequisites: Four semesters of chemistry; mathematics through calculus; general physics. (Alt yr. with Chm 205)

Chm 350L Physical Chemistry Lab 1 credit hour

Generally to be taken with Chm 350 Physical Chemistry. (Alt yr. with Chm 205)

Chm 399 Independent Study 1-4 credit hours

This course number is used to designate a course that is not part of the regular curriculum. It is generally offered at the request of an instructor, based on student interests and needs. (Arr)

Chm 405 Directed Research 2 credit hours

Directed laboratory/library projects for senior chemistry majors and minors of demonstrated superior ability. Admission by recommendation only. (Arr)

Chm 409 Biochemistry I 3 credit hours

Chemistry of proteins, nucleic acids, enzymes and other biomolecules. Emphasis on structure and function of biochemical processes. Three lectures and one lab period per week. Prerequisites: Chm 301, 302. (Alt FA)

Chm 409L Biochemistry I Lab 1 credit hour

Generally to be taken with Chm 409 Biochemistry. (Alt FA)

Chm 410 Biochemistry II 3 credit hours

Chemistry of carbohydrates, fats and other biomolecules. Emphasis on reaction pathways, and other biochemical processes. Three lectures per week. Prerequisites: Chm 301, 302. (Alt SP)

Chm 410L Biochemistry II Lab 1 credit hour

Generally to be taken with Chm 410 Biochemistry II. (Alt SP)

Chm 499 Chemistry Seminar 1 credit hour

Formerly Chm 452. This course is an introduction to chemical literature and chemistry information systems. Prerequisite: Senior status.

COMPUTER SCIENCE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

*GER Approved Course

*CS 107 Electronic Spreadsheets 1 credit hour

An introduction to computers and the use of electronic spreadsheets. Electronic spreadsheets are one of the most commonly used business software tools. This course fulfills GER requirements in that it promotes and encourages logical thinking and reasoning skills related to computer software applications in general; by emphasizing communications via writing and utilizing mathematical functions in designing and maintaining computer applications via electronic spreadsheets; and by cultivating individual student creativity resulting from an exposure to the use of text art and computer graphic technique attributes available in Microsoft Excel®. (FA, SP)

*CS 108 Internet Technology 1 credit hour

An introduction to computers and internet literacy. This course fulfills GER requirements in that it promotes and encourages logical thinking and reasoning skills related to computer software applications in general; by emphasizing research via online skills utilizing the World Wide Web as a media; and by cultivating individual student creativity resulting from an exposure to the use of text art and computer graphics techniques in building individual web pages. (FA, SP)

*CS 109 Databases 1 credit hour

This course introduces students to efficient and effective use of computer databases through Microsoft Access software. It discusses both using and designing databases. (FA, SP)

CS 110 Programming I 3 credit hours

Problem-solving methodology and algorithm development using C++ as the vehicle programming language. Students are taught how to design, code, debug, and document programs using structured techniques and good programming style. Prerequisite: Admission to any math course higher than Mth 006. (FA)

CS 111 Programming II 3 credit hours

A continuation of CS 110 with development of discipline in program design, style, and expression. Debugging and testing of large problems using a team approach. Introduction to algorithm analysis, string processing, recursion, internal search/sort, stacks, queues, linked lists, and trees. Prerequisite: CS 110. (SP)

CS 199 Independent Study 1-4 credit hours

This course number is used to designate a course that is not part of the regular curriculum. It is generally offered at the request of an instructor, based on student interests and needs. (Arr)

CS 305 Visual BASIC 3 credit hours

Fundamentals of Visual BASIC programming: the language and syntax, programming logic (including object oriented and event driven reasoning), and representative applications. Prerequisite: CS 111 or equivalent programming experience. (SP)

CS 312 Systems Analysis and Software Engineering 3 credits

Formerly CS 311 Systems Analysis. This course provides an overview of the systems development life cycle with application to software engineering. Systems development, design and functional specifications, documentation, flow diagrams, computer-aided software, engineering software, and team effort are among topic discussed. (SP)

CS 316 Data Management and Algorithms 3 credits

Formerly CS 315 File Structures. This course focuses on mechanisms and algorithms for efficient storage and retrieval of information including such issues as file organization, hashing, tree structures, file sorting, databases, and data mining. (FA)

CS 320 Operating Systems 3 credits

A detailed look at theoretical issues underlying computer operating systems. Course content includes an historical overview of operating systems, processes and threads, memory management, I/O, file systems, multimedia issues, system security, and multi-processor systems.

CS 330 Computer Technology 3 credit hours

This course familiarizes the student with modern computer hardware. It includes the replacement of chips, understanding the use of hardware components, and troubleshooting techniques. (SP)

*CS 350 Computer Problem Solving 3 credit hours

Computer modeling and simulation of real world problems is examined in this course, including a detailed examination of four problem-solving aspects: finding and gathering necessary information, envisioning an appropriate model to address desired goals, implementing the model using appropriate software tools (spreadsheets, statistical packages, symbolic manipulators, simulation packages, programming languages), and testing/analyzing the model. Prerequisite: Mth 211. (FA)

CS 370 Telecommunications 3 credit hours

This course helps students master the concepts of telecommunications as needed to run a business, work in industry, or teach mathematics/science in a school system. The course will include applications such as the internet, Compuserve®, and KETnet. (FA)

CS 380 Java 3 credit hours

Fundamentals of Java programming: the language and syntax programming logic (including object-oriented code for conventional, internet- and intranet-based applets and applications). (SP)

CS 385 Computer Organization 3 credit hours

A course in structured computer organization including the digital level, the micro-architecture level, the instruction set architecture level, the operating system machine level, the assembly language level, and parallel architectures. (FA)

CS 410 Computer Topics 3 credit hours

A seminar course designed to explore advanced topics in computer studies related to student and faculty areas of interest. Prerequisite: Junior/senior CS major or advanced minor status.

CS 497 Senior Seminar I 1 credit hour

Formerly CS 423. This course prepares students for part I of the required Senior Exit Examination by summarizing and reviewing subjects in the Math/CS core program. It also provides a forum for discussion of senior project expectations and progress. Prerequisite: Senior Computer Science major. (FA)

CS 498 Senior Seminar II 1 credit hour

Formerly CS 424. This course prepares students for part II of the required Senior Exit Examination by summarizing and reviewing advanced Math/CS topics. It also provides a forum for discussion of senior project expectations and progress. Prerequisite: Senior Computer Science major. (SP)

CS 499 Senior Project 1 credit hour

Formerly CS 425. This course grants credit for the required senior project in mathematics and in computer science. The project is to contain original contributions toward solving a substantive problem in the discipline and will be directed by a faculty mentor. Prerequisite: Senior Computer Science major. (SP)

MATHEMATICS COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

*GER Approved Course

Mth 005 Basic Math I 3 credit hours

In this course, a student 1) develops a fundamental competency in computations using whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percentages, 2) is introduced to real numbers and algebraic expressions, 3) solves one variable linear equations and inequalities, 4) graphs linear equations in two variables including slope and intercept form, and 5) solves problems involving the graphing of inequalities in two variables. Does not apply toward degree requirements. A grade of “C” or better is required to enroll in Mth 006. Tutorial sessions required. Prerequisite: Placement test or permission. (FA)

Mth 006 Basic Math II 3 credit hours

In this course, the student 1) learns to solve systems of equations and inequalities, 2) finds perimeters, areas, surface areas, and volumes of geometric figures, 3) manipulates polynomials including factoring and solving equations, 4) simplifies and solves rational expressions and equations, and 5) simplifies and solves quadratic expressions and equations. A grade of “C” or better is required to enroll in a college algebra or equivalent course. Tutorial sessions required. Prerequisite: Mth 005 or placement. (SP)

*Mth 101 Mathematics for Liberal Arts 3 credit hours

A brief survey of mathematical topics that have shaped and continue to shape our lives. The course emphasizes individual development in three areas: proficiency in basic skills and calculations, interpretation and appreciation of mathematical applications, enhancement of quantitative reasoning and problem solving abilities. Prerequisite: Math ACT 18, Placement Test, or Mth 006. (FA)

*Mth 111 College Algebra and Trigonometry I 3 credit hours

This course is intended to prepare the student to take calculus. Topics included are sets, algebra, functions, matrix algebra, trigonometry, and complex numbers. Prerequisites: Math ACT 18, Placement Test, or Mth 006. (FA)

*Mth 112 College Algebra and Trigonometry II 3 credit hours

This course is intended to prepare the student to take calculus. Topics included are sets, algebra, functions, matrix algebra, trigonometry, and complex numbers. Prerequisites: Math ACT 18, Placement Test, or Mth 006. (SP)

*Mth 113 Survey of Calculus 3 credit hours

The course introduces students to differential and integral calculus. Prerequisite: Mth 111 or equivalent or permission of instructor. (SP)

Mth 199 Independent Study 1-4 credit hours

This course number is used to designate a course that is not part of the regular curriculum. It is generally offered based on student interests and needs. (Arr)

Mth 203 Fundamentals of Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I 3 credit hours

Development of the basic structures and relationships of mathematics as they are relevant to the elementary school curriculum. Designed for elementary education majors. Prerequisite: Math ACT 18, Placement Test, or Mth 006.(FA)

*Mth 204 Fundamentals of Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II 3 credit hours

This course carefully reviews basic algebra and geometry and prepares the student to graph various types of functions and relations. It requires the student to learn many problem-solving techniques. A required writing assignment helps the student to learn how to synthesize ideas and concepts and present them in an organized manner. Designed for education majors. Prerequisite: Math ACT 18, Placement Test, or Mth 006. (FA)

*Mth 211 Calculus I 4 credit hours

An introduction to analytic geometry, limits and the differentiation and integration of algebraic functions. Prerequisites: Mth 111, 112 or High School Algebra I, II, III including a half-year of trigonometry. (FA)

*Mth 212 Calculus II 4 credit hours

Further integration and differentiation methods are developed and applied to topics in analytic geometry and polar coordinates. Prerequisite: Mth 211.(SP)

Mth 213 Calculus III 4 credit hours

The techniques of Calculus I and II are applied and extended to the study of infinite series, partial differentiation, multiple integrals, vectors and complex numbers. Prerequisite: Mth 212.(FA)

Mth 250 Statistics for Social Sciences 3 credit hours

An introduction to statistical concepts and communications used in social science research at both the descriptive and inferential level in preparation for Psy 405, 410 and Soc 324. Prerequisite: Mth 101 or 111. (FA)

Mth 305 Differential Equations 3 credit hours

A study of the techniques, history and applications of ordinary and partial differential equations. Topics included are linear equations, infinite series solutions, systems of linear equations, numerical techniques and partial differential equations. Prerequisite: Mth 213. (SP)

Mth 308 Linear Algebra 3 credit hours

Geometric vectors, vector spaces, inner products, linear transformations, matrices with applications to solutions of systems of equations, linear transformations and determinates. Prerequisite: Mth 211. (SP)

*Mth 310 Geometry 3 credit hours

A study of congruence, parallelism, polygonal regions, inequalities, similarity, construction, projections, loci, and area and volume functions in Euclidean geometry and non-Euclidean geometries. (FA)

Mth 313 Probability and Statistics 3 credit hours

Probability axioms, discrete and continuous distributions, expectation, multivariate distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, regression analysis, and analysis of variance. Prerequisite: Mth 213. (FA)

Mth 320 Graph Theory 3 credit hours

A study of graphs, digraphs, connectivity, trees, and maps with applications to advanced chemistry, biology, computer science, and operations research. Prerequisite: Mth 212. (Alt SP)

Mth 340 Numerical Analysis 3 credit hours

Numerical representation, solution of single non-linear equations, linear equations, interpolation and approximations of numerical methods of integration. Prerequisite: Mth 213. (Alt SP)

Mth 350 History of Math 3 credit hours

The course objectives of History of Math include the following four points: 1) developing a fundamental understanding of the evolution of mathematical thought during the last three thousand years; 2) learning the names, mathematical accomplishments, and thought processes of the great mathematicians of history; 3) developing proficiency in reading the works of the great mathematicians; 4) developing the ability to effectively present modules of information about mathematics to the class. Prerequisite: Mth 211. (SU)

Mth 399 Independent Study 1-4 credit hours

This course number is used to designate a course that is not part of the regular curriculum. It is generally offered based on student interests and needs. (Arr)

Mth 400 Modern Algebra 3 credit hours

An exposition of the structure of algebra through an examination of these structures: groups, rings, fields and integral domains. Applications to theoretical computer science, biology and chemistry. Prerequisite: Mth 213. (Alt FA)

Mth 405 Advanced Calculus 3 credit hours

The retical development of the foundations of calculus through the study of set theory, real numbers, metric spaces, Euclidean spaces, continuity, differentiation, integration, infinite series, and series of functions. Prerequisite: Mth 213. (Alt FA)

Mth 415 Operations Research 3 credit hours

Applications of the scientific method to the optimal management of man-nature-machine systems. Topics included are linear programming, sensitivity analysis, networks, inventory models, queues, integer and nonlinear programming. Prerequisites: Knowledge of calculus and probability.

Mth 497 Senior Seminar I 1 credit hour

Formerly Mth 423. This course prepares students for part I of the required Senior Exit Examination by summarizing and reviewing subjects in the Math/CS core program. It also provides a forum for discussion of senior project expectations and progress. (FA)

Mth 498 Senior Seminar II 1 credit hour

Formerly Mth 424. This course prepares students for part II of the required Senior Exit Examination by summarizing and reviewing advanced Math/CS topics. It also provides a forum for discussion of senior project expectations and progress. (SP)

Mth 499 Senior Project 1 credit hour

Formerly Mth 425. This course grants credit for the required senior project in mathematics and in computer science. The project is to contain original contributions toward solving a substantive problem in the discipline and will be directed by a faculty mentor. (SP)

PHYSICS COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

*GER Approved Course

*PhS 100 Introduction to Physics 3 credit hours

A survey of basic physics and properties of matter. Laboratory.

*PhS 104 Elements of Astronomy 3 credit hours

An introduction to astronomy, aspects of the sky, earth’s motion and time-keeping, the moon, eclipses, and the physical features of planets. (SP)

*PhS 105 Introduction to Geology 3 credit hours

Introductory course in geology. Earth materials, minerals and rocks, geologic processes, and basic landforms of the earth. Laboratory includes identification of minerals and rocks and use of geologic maps. Laboratory. (SU)

*PhS 110 Integrated Physical Science 3 credit hours

This course introduces students to core foundation concepts in physical science, including space science, earth systems, force and motion, and energy (light energy, heat energy, sound energy, electrical energy and magnetism). Practical hands on activities will be strongly emphasized. (FA)

PhS 199 Independent Study 1-4 credit hours

This course number is used to designate a course that is not part of the regular curriculum. It is generally offered based on student interests and needs. (Arr)

PhS 201 General Physics I 3 credit hours

A general course covering mechanics and heat. Prerequisite: Mth 211. (FA)

PhS 201L General Physics I Lab 1 credit hour

Generally to be taken with PhS 201 General Physics I. (FA)

PhS 202 General Physics II 3 credit hours

A continuation of PhS 201 covering electricity, magnetism, light, sound, and selected topics from atomic physics. (SP)

PhS 202L General Physics II Lab 1 credit hour

Generally to be taken with PhS 202 General Physics II. (SP)

PhS 300 Modern Physics 3 credit hours

Course covers relativity of time, relativity of length, photoelectric effect, line spectra, atomic spectra, lasers, x-ray production and radioactivity. Prerequisites: PhS 201 and 202.

PhS 301 Electric Circuits and Electronics 3 credit hours

Course covers circuit analysis, active devices, diodes, transistors, rectifiers, power supplies, amplifier circuits. Prerequisites: PhS 201 and 202.

PhS 301L Electric Circuits and Electronics Lab 1 credit hour

Generally to be taken with Electric Circuits and Electronics.

PhS 303 Analytical Mechanics 3 credit hours

An intermediate course in mechanics stressing problem solving covering kinematics in one, two or three dimensions, and the motion of coordinate systems. Prerequisites: PhS 201, Mth 212.

PhS 305 Theory of Electricity and Magnetism 3 credit hours

A lecture and problem-solving course covering current theory, field concepts, electrostatics, boundary value problems, Ampere’s Law, Faraday’s Law, and the electromagnetic equations. Prerequisites: PhS 202, Mth 213.

PhS 350 Thermodynamics 3 credit hours

Elementary principles of thermodynamics: modern theories of atomic and molecular structure; kinetics and various equilibria of chemical importance. Prerequisites: Four semesters of chemistry; mathematics through calculus; PhS 201, 202.

PhS 350L Thermodynamics Lab 1 credit hour

Generally to be taken with PhS 350 Thermodynamics.

PhS 399 Independent Study 1-4 credit hours

This course number is used to designate a course that is not part of the regular curriculum. It is generally offered based on student interests and needs. (Arr)

SPEECH PATHOLOGY/AUDIOLOGY COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Sppa 199 Independent Study 1-4 credit hours

This course number is used to designate a course that is not part of the regular curriculum. It is generally offered based on student interests and needs. (Arr)

Sppa 210 Basic Sign Language 3 credit hours

Education in the use of conversational sign language and finger spelling, plus an introductory sensitivity to and knowledge of deaf culture.

Sppa 250 Language Development 3 credit hours

Introductory knowledge of the pre-symbolic, phonological, syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic nature of normal language development. Fifteen to twenty-five hours of observation required. (SP)

Sppa 254 Principles and Practices 3 credit hours

A survey of functional and organic communication disorders with evaluation and remediation procedures. Introductory knowledge of the diversity of normal communication behaviors and developmental patterns found in a multicultural society. (FA)

Sppa 262 Phonetics 3 credit hours

A study of the science of speech sounds as elements of language and their acoustic and articulatory characteristics. Practical experience provided in transcription using the International Phonetic Alphabet. (FA)

Sppa 263 Articulation Disorders 3 credit hours

Characteristics, diagnosis, and management of articulation disorders. Introductory knowledge of the diversity of normal articulatory patterns found in a multicultural society. Observation required. Prerequisite: Sppa 262 or permission. (SP)

Sppa 266 Anatomy and Physiology 3 credit hours

A comprehensive study of the anatomical, physiological, and neurological bases for the normal development of speech, language, and hearing. (FA)

Sppa 272 Clinical Practicum 1-6 credit hours

Enables students in the area of Speech Pathology/Audiology to carry out directed experiences in speech-language pathology and audiology beginning in the sophomore year. Audiology practicum begins concurrent with audiology coursework. Prerequisites: Sppa 254, 262, 263. (FA)

Sppa 273 Clinical Practicum 1-6 credit hours

Enables students in the area of Speech Pathology/Audiology to carry out directed experiences in speech-language pathology and audiology beginning in the sophomore year. Audiology practicum begins concurrent with audiology coursework. Prerequisites: Sppa 254, 262, 263. (FA)

Sppa 363 Audiology 3 credit hours

Introductory knowledge of sound measurement instrumentation, the physics of sound, anatomy and physiology of hearing, pure tone audiometric test interpretation, audiogram interpretation, and the nature, degree and prevention of hearing loss. (SP)

Sppa 364 Aural Rehabilitation 3 credit hours

A study of current methods used in education for persons with limited hearing. Emphasis is on the development of the auditory function, auditory dysfunction, and multisensory approach to rehabilitation. Introductory knowledge of amplification and assistive listening devices. Prerequisites: Sppa 363 or concurrent enrollment with 364; Sppa 364 completed before taking 365. (FA)

Sppa 368 Readings 1-3 credit hours

A faculty-directed course in which readings in aspects of speech-language pathology and/or audiology are considered. Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor and Area Coordinator. (FA)

Sppa 370 Language Disorders 3 credit hours

A study of language disordered populations from infants to adults, including issues in prevention, with practical application for diagnosis and treatment. Prerequisite: Sppa 250. (SP)

Sppa 372 Clinical Practicum 1-6 credit hours

Enables students in the area of Speech Pathology/Audiology to carry out directed experiences in speech-language pathology and audiology beginning in the sophomore year. Audiology practicum begins concurrent with audiology coursework. Prerequisites: Sppa 254, 262, 263. (FA, SP)

Sppa 373 Clinical Practicum 1-6 credit hours

Enables students in the area of Speech Pathology/Audiology to carry out directed experiences in speech-language pathology and audiology beginning in the sophomore year. Audiology practicum begins concurrent with audiology coursework. Prerequisites: Sppa 254, 262, 263. (FA, SP)

Sppa 399 Independent Study 1-4 credit hours

This course number is used to designate a course that is not part of the regular curriculum. It is generally offered based on student interests and needs. (Arr)

Sppa 415 Speech and Hearing Science 3 credit hours

Introduction to basic human communication processes including acoustic, psychological, neurological, biological, and cultural bases. (SP)

Sppa 460 Diagnostic Procedures 3 credit hours

Introductory knowledge of those principles and practices commonly used by professionals in the assessment of communication differences, delays, or disorders. Experience in the use of standardized instruments and scheduled laboratory required. Prerequisites: Sppa 262, 266, 363, 370. (FA)

Sppa 465 Advanced Speech Pathology: Voice and Fluency Disorders 3 credit hours

Characteristics, diagnosis, and management of voice and fluency disorders. In depth professional reading is required. Prerequisites: Sppa 254, 266. (FA)

Sppa 466 Seminar in Speech Pathology/Audiology 3 credit hours

Synthesis of principles and practices in communication development and disorders. Discussion and projects related to professional roles and competencies. Prerequisite: Senior status or by permission of the instructor. (SP)

Sppa 470 Medical and Surgical Aspects 2-3 credit hours

Introduction to medical and surgical treatment for various organic communication disorders. Readings in medical literature and familiarization with terminology and treatment philosophies. Prerequisite: Sppa 266 or permission of instructor.

Sppa 472 Clinical Practicum 1-6 credit hours

Enables students in the area of Speech Pathology/Audiology to carry out directed experiences in speech-language pathology and audiology beginning in the sophomore year. Audiology practicum begins concurrent with audiology coursework. Prerequisites: Sppa 254, 262, 263. (FA, SP)

Sppa 473 Clinical Practicum 1-6 credit hours

Enables students in the area of Speech Pathology/Audiology to carry out directed experiences in speech-language pathology and audiology beginning in the sophomore year. Audiology practicum begins concurrent with audiology coursework. Prerequisites: Sppa 254, 262, 263. (FA, SP)