This is an algebra-based course covering some of the fundamental principles and laws of nature. Topics include Newtonian mechanics, fluids, kinetic theory of gases, heat and thermodynamics, periodic phenomena and wave motion. This course consists of lecture and one three-hour laboratory per week.
This course is a continuation of PHY 105. Topics include electricity, magnetism, light, geometric and wave optics, quantum and atomic physics. The course consists of lecture and one three-hour laboratory per week.
This course is one of two introductory general biology courses. Topics include the origin of life, the cellular level of organization, the chemical/physical basis of life, genetics, and the molecular biology of gene expression.
This is a comprehensive introduction to the principles of chemistry. The course is intended primarily for students who are majoring in the natural sciences or enrolled in science-based pre-professional programs. Topics include atomic structure, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, patterns of reactivity, gas laws, thermochemistry, and quantum theory. The course consists of lecture, recitation, and one three-hour laboratory per week.
This course is a continuation of CHM 111. Topics covered include theories of covalent bonding, the liquid and solid states, physical properties of solutions, kinetics, equilibria, chemical thermodynamics, oxidation-reduction, and electrochemistry. The course consists of lecture, recitation, and one three-hour laboratory per week.
Introduction to the craft of writing. Frequent in-class and home assignments to explore various writing techniques and hone developing skills. This course culminates in a final portfolio of completed fiction, poetry and short drama. Designed primarily for freshmen
This course is one of two introductory general biology courses. Topics will include the evolution, diversity, development, reproduction, physiology, ecology, and behavior of living organisms. Laboratory work will include naturalistic observation as well as experimentation and will emphasize the analysis, organization, and presentation of data.
(Formerly JOU 122) This course focuses on the theory and skills of preparing and presenting public speeches. The emphasis in this course is on practice and evaluation of classroom presentations and professional speeches.
An introduction to the various literary genres: poetry, drama and fiction. Specific syllabus at the discretion of the instructor, but texts will come from the continents of Africa, Asia, Central and South America and from the Pacific Islands.
An introduction to various literacy genres: poetry, drama and fiction. Specific syllabus at the discretion of the instructor. Emphasis on the literature of western Europe and the United States. Focus on literature and its relation to society
This course describes the structure, physiology and culture of bacteria and related organisms, their importance in nature and their relationship to human problems of food preservation, sanitation, disease, and immunity.
Selected works in English literature with emphasis on historical, cultural, and aesthetic values, including material from Beowulf to Boswell. Lecture and discussion
Selected works in English literature with emphasis on historical, cultural, and aesthetic values, including material from the romantic period to the Second World War. Lecture, discussion.
This course is a study of the organization of the human body, and the anatomy and physiology of the skeletal, muscular, and circulatory (heart and circulation) systems. It is the first part of a two part sequence. The laboratory experience will include study of mammalian anatomy.
This course is a study of the structure and physiology of the human circulatory (hematology), respiratory, nervous, “special senses”, digestive, urinary, endocrine, reproductive, and integumentary systems. General information on cells and tissues will be presented. It is the second part of a two part sequence. The laboratory experience will include experiments in physiology.
(Formerly JOU 213) Oral interpretation is defined as the study of literature through performance. The course is designed to train students to use their bodies and voices to interpret poetry, drama and prose, children’s literature, world literature and documentary material. Students will present literature in individual and ensemble performances.
Basic theory of differential calculus through the concepts of limits and continuity are the goals of this course. Necessary analytic geometry is developed as required. Algebraic and trigonometric functions, curve sketching and applications to real world problems (including maximum/minimum problems). The Mean Value Theorem, and its consequences are covered.
This is an introduction to the integral calculus and its application to the solution of real world problems. Integration of exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions, techniques of integration, and an introduction to differential equations are covered.
This course is designed as an intensive study in English grammar, punctuation, and usage. After reviewing the intricacies of English grammar, students will be required to apply their knowledge by revising and editing their own written work.
A study of literature of the United States in the first half of the 20th century. Writers may include Faulkner, Cather, O’Neil, Elliot, Pound, Hughes, Hurston and Hemingway.
This course is intended to be a year long study of the structure and reactions of organic compounds. The course focuses on functional groups and reaction mechanisms. Applications to compounds of general public interest are discussed. The course consists of lecture and recitation.
This course is a continuation of CHM 301.
This four hour laboratory is associated with CHM 301. The course can (but doesn’t have to) be taken concurrently with CHM 301. The course includes basic organic chemical instrumentation, analysis, and techniques.
This four hour laboratory is associated with CHM 302 and is a continuation of CHM 303. In addition to wet chemistry, the course includes lectures and laboratory exercises on the topics of nuclear magnetic resonance and infrared spectroscopies.
This course introduces the student to the fundamental principles of mendelian, population, and molecular genetics. The biochemistry of genetic material, the physical basis of inheritance as well as the mode of expression of genetic material in individuals and populations will be covered. Laboratory experiments with statistics will demonstrate the principle of molecular, mendelian, and population genetics.