Ecology and Evolution
An introduction to the scientific study of life with an emphasis on evolution, ecology and classical genetics. The nature and practice of science will be examined throughout the course. For prospective pre-health-profession students and natural science majors. Satisfies the SL CCR and partially satisfies the SM CCR. Satisfies the QL ACE. This class is open only to first-year students. Lab fee.
Cell and Molecular Biology
An introduction to the scientific study of life with emphasis on the chemistry of life, cells, and physiology. For prospective natural science majors and pre-health-profession students. Prerequisite: Bio 161. Satisfies the QL ACE and partially satisfies SM/SL CCR. Lab fee.
A survey of molecular, organismal, and population genetics. Laboratory work illustrates basic genetic principles and modern laboratory techniques. Prerequisites: 185. Prerequisite/co-requisite: Che 161 or equivalent. Lab fee.
A detailed survey of gene structure, function, regulation, and replication as well as the experimental techniques used to understand these phenomena. Prerequisite: 221. Satisfies the W2 ACE. Lab fee.
A study of the structure and function of bacteria and related organisms. Prerequisite: 221. Lab fee.
A study of the evolution, structure, and functioning of cells. Topics include membranes, bioenergetics, intracellular sorting, the cytoskeleton, cell communication, and cellular mechanisms of development. Laboratory emphasis on the methodology of cell biology. Prerequisite: 221. Lab fee.
Principles of Chemistry I
Presents current theory regarding the nature of matter from the nuclear scale to that of the molecule and a descriptive and theoretical introduction to the chemical reaction; organized around two central ideas: the atom and energy. Satisfies the SL CCR and partially satisfies the SM CCR. Fee charged. Prerequisite: MAT 101, MAT 113, MAT 121 (or above), placement at the Ready for Precalculus level or above, or concurrent enrollment in MAT 101.
Principles of Chemistry II
A continuation of 161. Prerequisite: 161.
Organic Chemistry I
Structure, nomenclature, and properties of organic and biomolecules. Common analytical methods for determining molecular identity are introduced. Includes laboratory work and a laboratory fee. Laboratory experiments focus primarily on common techniques in synthesis including recrystallization, extraction, distillation, and filtration. Prerequisite: Che 185.
Organic Chemistry II
A continuation of the study of organic reactions with an emphasis on the determination of reaction mechanisms. Components of this course include spectroscopy and theoretical applications. Laboratory components include synthesis, instrumental analysis, and kinetics. Prerequisite: Che 221.
Chromatography and spectrophotometric methods of analysis, including GC, LC, HPLC, UV-VIS, IR, NMR. Prerequisite: 222.
Introduction to the application of fundamental chemical principles to the structure and function of proteins and cell membranes. Exploration of bioenergetics and metabolic pathways. Emphasis on protein structure, enzyme catalysis, and regulatory mechanisms. Includes laboratory work and a laboratory fee. Laboratory work includes enzyme kinetics and protein purification. Prerequisites: Che 222 and Bio 185.
Examination of carbohydrate, fatty acid, lipid, nucleotide, and amino acid metabolism. Additional topics include photosynthesis, nucleic acid chemistry, and protein synthesis. Prerequisite: Che 341.
An introduction to the theory of differential and integral calculus for functions of one variable. Includes the concepts of limit, continuity, derivatives, and indefinite integrals and definite integrals, culminating in the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Applications to related rates and optimization problems. Recommended: A strong background in algebra and trigonometry, or 113. Students are advised to take the departmental placement exam to assess their proficiency in algebra and trigonometry. Partially satisfies the SM CCR and satisfies the QL ACE. Prerequisite: MAT 113, or placement at the Ready for Calculus level
General Physics I
Algebra-based introduction to classical mechanics. Topics include the character of science, measurement, kinematics, Newton's laws, gravitation, work and energy, momentum, rigid body motion, equilibrium, elasticity and fracture, fluid mechanics, and oscillations. A strong background in algebra, geometry, and trigonometry is essential. Lecture and laboratory. Satisfies the SL CCR. Partially satisfies the SM CCR. Satisfies the QL ACE. Partially satisfies the Natural World LADR. Not open to students with prior credit in Phy 162 or equivalent. Fee charged. Prerequisite: MAT 101, MAT 113, MAT 121 (or above), placement at the Ready for Precalculus level orabove, or concurrent enrollment in MAT 101.
General Physics II
Algebra-based introduction to electricity, magnetism, waves, and light. Topics include electrostatics, electric currents and circuits, magnetostatics, electromagnetic induction, waves, sound, electromagnetic waves, and geometric and physical optics. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: 161 or 162. Satisfies the SL CCR. Partially satisfies the SM CCR. Satisfies the QL ACE. Not open to students with prior credit in Phy 186 or equivalent. Fee charged.