Science Courses

AST-151 General Astronomy I

Class 3 Lab 0 Clinical 0 Work 0  Credit 3
This course introduces the science of modern astronomy with a concentration on the solar system. Emphasis is placed on the history and physics of astronomy and an introduction to the solar system, including the planets, comets, and meteors. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a general understanding of the solar system.
 
State Prerequisites:    None
State Corequisites:    None

College Transfer
This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Natural Science.
This course has been approved for transfer under the ICAA as a general education course in Natural Science.

This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course.

AST-151A General Astronomy I Lab

Class 0 Lab 2 Clinical 0 Work 0 Credit 1
The course is a laboratory to accompany AST 151. Emphasis is placed on laboratory experiences which enhance the materials presented in AST 151 and which provide practical experience. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a general understanding of the solar system.

State Prerequisites:    None
State Corequisites:     Take AST-151

College Transfer
This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Natural Science.
This course has been approved for transfer under the ICAA as a general education course in Natural Science.

This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course.

BIO-111 General Biology I

Class 3 Lab 3 Clinical 0 Work 0 Credit 4
This course introduces the principles and concepts of biology. Emphasis is placed on basic biological chemistry, molecular and cellular biology, metabolism and energy transformation, genetics, evolution, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate understanding of life at the molecular and cellular levels.

State Prerequisites:    None
State Corequisites:    None

College Transfer
This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Natural Science.
This course has been approved for transfer under the ICAA as a general education course in Natural Science.

This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course.

BIO-112 General Biology II
   
Class 3 Lab 3 Clinical 0 Work 0 Credit 4
This course is a continuation of BIO 111. Emphasis is placed on organisms, evolution, biodiversity, plant and animal systems, ecology, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate comprehension of life at the organismal and ecological levels.

State Prerequisites:    Take BIO-111
State Corequisites:    None

College Transfer
This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Natural Science.
This course has been approved for transfer under the ICAA as a general education course in Natural Science.

BIO-120 Introductory Botany

Class 3 Lab 3 Clinical 0 Work 0 Credit 4
This course provides an introduction to the classification, relationships, structure, and function of plants. Topics include reproduction and development of seed and non-seed plants, levels of organization, form and function of systems, and a survey of major taxa. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate comprehension of plant form and function, including selected taxa of both seed and non-seed plants.

State Prerequisites:  Take One: BIO-110 or BIO-111
State Corequisites:   None

College Transfer:       This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in    Natural Science.
This course has been approved for transfer under the ICAA as a general education course in Natural Science.

BIO-130 Introductory Zoology

Class 3 Lab 3 Clinical 0 Work 0 Credit 4
This course provides an introduction to the classification, relationships, structure, and function of major animal phyla. Emphasis is placed on levels of organization, reproduction and development, comparative systems, and a survey of selected phyla. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate comprehension of animal form and function including comparative systems of selected groups.

State Prerequisites:   Take One: BIO-110 or BIO-111
State Corequisites:    None

College Transfer:       This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Natural Science.
This course has been approved for transfer under the ICAA as a general education course in Natural Science.

BIO-163 Basic Anat & Physiology

Class 4 Lab 2 Clinical 0 Work 0 Credit 5
This course provides a basic study of the structure and function of the human body. Topics include a basic study of the body systems as well as an introduction to homeostasis, cells, tissues, nutrition, acid-base balance, and electrolytes. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the fundamental principles of anatomy and physiology and their interrelationships.

State Prerequisites:    None
State Corequisites:     None

College Transfer:       This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement.
This course has been approved for transfer under the ICAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement.

BIO-168 Anatomy and Physiology I

Class 3 Lab 3 Clinical 0 Work 0 Credit 4
This course provides a comprehensive study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include body organization, homeostasis, cytology, histology, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems and special senses. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of principles of anatomy and physiology and their interrelationships.

State Prerequisites:   None
State Corequisites:    None

College Transfer:       This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement.
This course has been approved for transfer under the ICAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement.

BIO-169 Anatomy and Physiology II

Class 3 Lab 3 Clinical 0 Work 0 Credit 4
This course provides a continuation of the comprehensive study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems as well as metabolism, nutrition, acid-base balance, and fluid and electrolyte balance. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of principles of anatomy and physiology and their interrelationships.

State Prerequisites:    Take BIO-168
State Corequisites:     None

College Transfer:        This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement.
This course has been approved for transfer under the ICAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement.

BIO-275 Microbiology

Class 3 Lab 3 Clinical 0 Work 0 Credit 4
This course covers principles of microbiology and the impact these organisms have on man and the environment. Topics include the various groups of microorganisms, their structure, physiology, genetics, microbial pathogenicity, infectious diseases, immunology, and selected practical applications. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills including microscopy, aseptic technique, staining, culture methods, and identification of microorganisms.

State Prerequisites:    Take One: BIO 110, BIO 111, BIO 163, BIO 165, or BIO 168
State Corequisites:     None

College Transfer:        This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement.
This course has been approved for transfer under the ICAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement.

CHM-151 General Chemistry I

Class 3 Lab 3 Clinical 0 Work 0 Credit 4
This course covers fundamental principles and laws of chemistry. Topics include measurement, atomic and molecular structure, periodicity, chemical reactions, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, gas laws, and solutions. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of fundamental chemical laws and concepts as needed in CHM 152.

State Prerequisites: None
State Corequisites: None

College Transfer: This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Natural Science.
This course has been approved for transfer under the ICAA as a general education course in Natural Science.

This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course.

CHM-152 General Chemistry II

Class 3 Lab 3 Clinical 0 Work 0 Credit 4
This course provides a continuation of the study of the fundamental principles and laws of chemistry. Topics include kinetics, equilibrium, ionic and redox equations, acid-base theory, electrochemistry, thermodynamics, introduction to nuclear and organic chemistry, and complex ions. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of chemical concepts as needed to pursue further study in chemistry and related professional fields.

State Prerequisites: Take CHM-151
State Corequisites: None

College Transfer: This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Natural Science.
This course has been approved for transfer under the ICAA as a general education course in Natural Science.

This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course.

PHY-110 Conceptual Physics

Class 3 Lab 0 Clinical 0 Work 0 Credit 3
This course provides a conceptually-based exposure to the fundamental principles and processes of the physical world. Topics include basic concepts of motion, forces, energy, heat, electricity, magnetism, and the structure of matter and the universe. Upon completion, students should be able to describe examples and applications of the principles studied.

State Prerequisites: None
State Corequisites: None

College Transfer: This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Natural Science.
This course has been approved for transfer under the ICAA as a general education course in Natural Science.

This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course.

PHY-110A Conceptual Physics Lab

Class 0 Lab 2 Clinical 0 Work 0 Credit 1
This course is a laboratory for PHY 110. Emphasis is placed on laboratory experiences that enhance materials presented in PHY 110. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the laboratory experiences to the concepts presented in PHY 110.

State Prerequisites: None
State Corequisites: Take PHY-110

College Transfer: This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Natural Science.
This course has been approved for transfer under the ICAA as a general education course in Natural Science.

This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course.

PHY-151 College Physics I

Class 3 Lab 2 Clinical 0 Work 0 Credit 4
This course uses algebra- and trigonometry-based mathematical models to introduce the fundamental concepts that describe the physical world. Topics include units and measurement, vectors, linear kinematics and dynamics, energy, power, momentum, fluid mechanics, and heat. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles involved and display analytical problem-solving ability for the topics covered.

State Prerequisites: Take MAT-171
State Corequisites: None

College Transfer: This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Natural Science.
This course has been approved for transfer under the ICAA as a general education course in Natural Science.

This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course.

PHY-152 College Physics II

Class 3 Lab 2 Clinical 0 Work 0 Credit 4
This course uses algebra- and trigonometry-based mathematical models to introduce the fundamental concepts that describe the physical world. Topics include electrostatic forces, electric fields, electric potentials, direct-current circuits, magnetostatic forces, magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction, alternating-current circuits, and light. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles involved and display analytical problem-solving ability for the topics covered.

State Prerequisites: Take PHY-151
State Corequisites: None

College Transfer: This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Natural Science.
This course has been approved for transfer under the ICAA as a general education course in Natural Science.

This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course.