Courses in the Natural and Health Sciences

Course Number

Course Name

Course Description

When Offered

Method

BIOL A111/L

Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab

An introduction to human structure and function. The integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and endocrine systems are considered.

Spring and Fall semesters

Elearning

BIOL A112/L

Human Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab

A continuation of BIOL A111. The circulatory, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems are considered.

Spring and Fall Semesters

Elearning

 

BIOL A115/L

Fundamentals of Biology with Lab

A survey of molecular biology, genetics, and homeostasis in the context of evolution.

As needed

Face to Face

BIOL A178

Fundamentals of Oceanography

Principles of oceanography, with emphasis on the oceans' biological, chemical, and geological processes, and how ocean processes affect the atmosphere.

Spring Semesters

Face to Face/ ELearning

BIOL A240/L

Introductory Microbiology for Health Sciences with Lab

General introductory microbiology covering bacterial metabolism and genetics, virology, host parasite interactions, host defense mechanisms and epidemiology.

Spring Odd Years

Face to face

BIOL A308

Principles of Evolution

An introduction to the basic principles and mechanisms of the evolution of living systems, with emphasis on the evidence supporting modern understanding of the patterns and processes associated with individual and population variability, transmission of genetic information, lineage diversification and biological change.

Spring Even Years

Elearning

BIOL A441

Animal Behavior

Review of the ecological, evolutionary, physiology, and genetic basis of animal behavior. Research methods in lab.

Fall Odd Years

Elearning

CHEM A103

Survey of Chemistry

Survey of topics including: matter, energy, units of measurement, the periodic table, atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, radioactivity, oxidation-reduction reactions, solutions involving acids, bases and buffers; and an introduction to organic chemistry with units on functional groups and the chemistry of alkanes, alkenes, and alkynes.

Fall Odd Years

Face to face

CHEM A103L

Survey of Chemistry Lab

An introductory chemistry laboratory course with experiments designed to introduce students to the basics of laboratory equipment, data collection, data analysis, and reporting; and to illustrate, augment and apply concepts covered in CHEM A103.

Fall Odd Years

Face to face

 

DN A203

Nutrition for Health Sciences

Studies nutrition in the life cycle including food sources and requirements of nutrients; physiological and metabolic aspects of nutrient function. Reviews disease states, food selection, cultural and contemporary issues of concern to health professionals.

Spring Even Years

Elearning

GEOL A111

Physical Geology

Introduction to physical geology. Study of earth, its materials,and processes affecting changes on and within. Laboratory training in use of topographic maps, and recognition of common rocks and minerals.

Spring Semesters

Face to face

LSIS A102

Origins: Solar system, life, earth

 

Spring Semesters

Elearning

 

LSIS A201

Life on Earth

Examines the biodiversity of life on earth, in the context of chemistry, cell biology, genetics, physiology, ecology, and evolution. Laboratory sessions are designed to increase the student’s understanding of the process of science, hypothesis testing, experimental design, classification, and content knowledge. A writing and speaking intensive course.

Fall Even Years

Hybrid

LSIS A202

Concepts and Processes

 

Spring Odd Years

Hybrid

PHYS A123

Basic Physics

Non-calculus introduction to mechanics, fluids, and thermodynamics. Emphasizes motion, forces, gravitation, fluid motion, and laws of thermodynamics. Limited emphasis on historical development of physics.

As Needed

Face to face

PHYS A123L

Basic Physics Lab

Introductory physics laboratory, with experiments in mechanics, fluids, and thermodynamics.

As Needed

Face to face