BIOL 150G. Investigating Biological Concepts 1.0 course credit
An investigative approach to learning fundamental concepts in biology from molecules to cells to organisms. Concepts include: the process of scientific inquiry, basic biochemistry, and basic cell function (cellular respiration, photosynthesis, protein synthesis, genetics, cell division).
Labs will emphasize problem-based or inquiry-based learning. Lectures will combine traditional format with problem-posing and questioning
BIOL 155. Introduction to Evolution, Ecology and Diversity 1.0 course credit
An investigative approach to learning fundamental concepts in biology from organisms to ecosystems. Concepts will include: the process of scientific inquiry, mechanisms of evolution, the evolutionary history of biological diversity, and fundamentals of ecology. Labs will emphasize problem-based or inquiry-based
learning. Lectures will combine traditional format with problem-posing and questioning
BIOL 200. Cell Biology 1.0 course credit
Introductory study of the structure and function of living cells and their components. Laboratory will employ basic cell/molecular biology techniques and include: the preparation of reagents, DNA isolation, plasmid manipulation and DNA transfection. Students will have the opportunity to apply current recombinant in vitro DNA technology in preparation and expression of a transgene using a prokaryotic system. Prerequisites: A grade of C− or better in BIOL 150 or 155 and CHEM 140.
BIOL 204. Human Anatomy and Physiology 1.0 course credit
A systematic analysis of the structure and function of the human body. Prerequisite: A grade of C− or better in BIOL 150 or permission of the instructor.
BIOL 302. Microbiology 1.0 course credit
A general study of microorganisms (bacteria, fungi and protists), emphasizing morphology, physiology, ecological relationships, and the nature of disease and its control. Consideration is also given to viruses. Laboratory sessions provide for experimental demonstration of basic concepts and for familiarization with
fundamental microbiological methods. Prerequisite: A grade of C− or better in BIOL 200.
BIOL 320. Parasitology 1.0 course credit
A general study of the biology of parasitism. Lectures and labs will emphasize systematics and taxonomy of the major groups, complex life cycles of parasites, behavioral and physiological effects of parasites on hosts (including humans), and how human modifications of landscapes affect parasites. Prerequisite: A grade of C− or better in BIOL 150 and BIOL 155. Offered in alternate years.
BIOL 325. Advanced Anatomy and Physiology 1.0 course credit
Detailed study of human and comparative anatomy and physiology, emphasizing musculo-skeletal, cardiovascular, neural, endocrine, respiratory, renal, digestive, and reproductive systems. Advanced Anatomy and Physiology will build on fundamental knowledge acquired in BIOL 204. Laboratory exercises will be both descriptive and experimental. Prerequisite: A grade of C− or better in BIOL 204.
BIOL 369. Neurobiology 1.0 course credit
An introduction to the structure and function of the mammalian nervous system. This course will examine the circuits, cells and molecules that direct behavior. Emphasis will be given to how the nervous system is built during development, how it changes through the lifetime, how it functions under normal behavior,
and how it is affected by injury and disease. Prerequisites: A grade of C- or better BIOL 150 and CHEM 140
BIOC 201. Principles of Nutrition 1.0 course credit
A biochemical and physiological look as aspects of nutrition. Students will examine the biochemical molecules and processes involved in nutrition. Current research and controversies within nutrition will be considered. For students who have an interest in science or health careers. Pre-requisite course: CHEM 140
(preferred) or BIOL 150. Offered in alternate years.
BIOC 330. Biochemistry 1.0 course credit
Structure and function of biologically important molecules and their role(s) in life processes. Protein conformation, enzymatic mechanisms, nucleic acid conformation, and special topics will be analyzed. Prior completion of BIOL 150 is highly recommended. The 4-hour laboratory emphasizes spectrophotometry,
enzyme purification and kinetics. Students will also complete a project using a variety of molecular biology and biochemical techniques. Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in CHEM 220 and 230.
CHEM 140G. General Chemistry 1.0 course credit
A general study of the properties, structure, and bonding of elements and compounds. Chemical calculations and an introduction to chemical thermodynamics are also included. The course also includes a 3-hour laboratory session each week
CHEM 220. Introductory Analytical Chemistry 1.0 course credit
An introduction to data analysis, quantitative principles of chemical equilibrium, and quantitative analysis. The course also includes a 4-hour laboratory session each week that emphasizes precision and accuracy in the laboratory, scientific writing and data analysis. Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in CHEM 140.
CHEM 228. Organic Chemistry I 1.0 course credit
A study of organic chemistry including the structure and reactions of some biologically important molecules. This course also includes a three-hour laboratory session each week. A focus on how structure affects the properties of organic molecules. Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in CHEM 220 or in (CHEM 140 and consent of instructor).
CHEM 230. Organic Chemistry II 1.0 course credit
A study of the structure and reactivity of organic molecules, including kinetics and reaction mechanisms. This course also includes a three-hour laboratory session each week. Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in CHEM 228.
EXSC 130. Exercise Performance 0.5 course credit
Provides practical knowledge and experience regarding proper performance and coaching of exercise. The course will expose students to a large number of different exercises and include experiences teaching these movements. Students will also learn basic joint, muscle, and biomechanical profiles of common exercises. Open to Exercise Science and Physical Education majors. Non-majors must have permission of the instructor. Offered both semesters.
EXSC 140. Sports Nutrition 0.5 course credit
An overview of nutrition principles applicable for health, physical activity, and sports. The course will include the basic definition and purpose of different dietary nutrients. Practical recommendations and the efficacy of nutritional supplements will also be covered. Open to Exercise Science and Physical Education majors. Non-majors must have permission of the instructor. Offered both semesters.
EXSC 160 Health & Human Physiology 1.0 course credit
An overview of human body functioning as it relates to health. Major body systems such as the cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous, endocrine, skeletal, and muscular systems will be detailed in both structure and function. Open to Exercise Science and Physical Education majors and Global Public Health
minors. Non-majors and minors must have permission of the instructor. Offered both semesters.
EXSC 251. Functional Anatomy 1.0 course credit
An introduction to human anatomy as it relates to functional aspects of normal human movement and physical activity. This course is designed to provide a baseline knowledge of human anatomy as it relates to movement with an emphasis on the musculoskeletal system and nervous system. Prerequisites: EXSC 130 & EXSC 160. Enrollment is restricted to Exercise Science and Physical Education majors. Non-majors must have permission of the instructor. Offered both semesters.
EXSC 280. Personal & Community Health 1.0 course credit
This course is an examination of personal and community health issues. Among the topics covered are a study of nutrition, stress, mental illness, death, sex education, environmental health, and drugs. Enrollment is restricted to Exercise Science and Physical Education majors as well as Global Public Health minors with sophomore standing. Non-majors or minors must have permission of the instructor. Typically offered both semesters.
EXSC 310. Human Movement and Health 1.0 course credit
An exploration of all aspects of human movement. The course will explore the motivation and reason for movement, health consequences of human movement, mechanotransduction and mechanobiology, and developing movement skills. Reserved for Health Science and Human Movement and Exercise Science majors. Others may be allowed in with instructor permission. Prerequisites: EXSC 160 and EXSC 251 or BIOL 204 or permission of the instructor.
EXSC 315. Biomechanics 1.0 course credit
This course is an analysis of the mechanics and anatomy of human motion. These principles will be applied to situations involving exercise, physical activity, and injury prevention. The student must be able to demonstrate proper exercise skill technique as well as evaluate and correct others. Prerequisite: EXSC 130,
EXSC 160 and EXSC 251. Enrollment is restricted to Exercise Science and Physical Education majors. Nonmajors must have permission of the instructor. Offered both semesters.
EXSC 325. Athletic Training and First Aid 0.5 course credit
A study of athletic injuries and first aid emphasizing safety and precautionary techniques in athletics, physiological conditioning, diet, taping and bandaging, treatment, and rehabilitation. Prerequisites: EXSC 180 and EXSC 190. Non-majors must have permission of the instructor. Offered both semesters.
EXSC 330. Exercise Physiology 1.0 course credit
An introduction to the physiological process that are the basis of normal human health and physical activity. This course is designed to provide prospective physical educators and exercise scientists with knowledge of human physiology as it relates to physical activity and exercise. It also will examine the implementation of physical activity and exercise for the management of certain metabolic conditions. Prerequisites: EXSC 130, EXSC 140, EXSC 160, and EXSC 251 or permission of the instructor. Offered both semesters.
EXSC 340. Strength & Conditioning 1.0 course credit
An examination of strength and conditioning principles and implementation. This includes periodization, adaptations to training, program design, and exercise technique. Both traditional and non-traditional training methods will be covered. Prerequisites: EXSC 130, EXSC 140, EXSC 160, and EXSC 251 or permission of
the instructor. Offered in the spring semester.
GPHS 101. Introduction to Public Health 1.0 course credit
This course will introduce students to the field of public health, which focuses on the physical, mental and social well-being of populations. Course topics will include tools for understanding public health; health policy and law; ethics; prevention of disease and disability; healthcare systems; and contemporary public health issues. No pre-requisite required.
GPHS 105. Introduction to Epidemiology 1.0 course credit
This course will provide students with an introduction to the field of Epidemiology, which is the study of the distribution and determinants of health and diseases in populations. Course content will include the history of the field; current tools and use of data to study disease; descriptive epidemiology; association and causation; analytic epidemiology; and applications to public health and policy. No pre-requisite required.
MATH 151. Calculus I with Lab 1.0 course credit
A study of the calculus of functions of a single variable. Prerequisite: Either MATH 141 or a Math ACT score of 26+ or the satisfactory performance on the compass placement exam.
POLS 103. American Politics 1.0 course credit
A study of the constitutional foundations, political processes, and institutions of American government on the national, state, and local level. Also focuses on current and perennial issues in domestic and foreign policy.
PHIL 207. Ethics: Philosophical and Religious 1.0 course credit
(Cross-listed as RELG 207) This course will examine some of the moral problems we face in our lives and will consider a variety of ways of thinking about how to understand them as well as how we talk about them in dialogue. Beginning with an overview of some of the main theoretical approaches in ethical thought in the Western philosophical tradition, the class will then consider specific issues, which may include: sexual ethics, violence and peace, economic justice, environmental ethics, business ethics, race, gender, etc. Prerequisites: None.
PSYC 101G. Introduction to Psychology 1.0 course credit
An examination of the scientific study of psychology. Lectures emhasize current concepts in the biological roots of behavior, learning and memory, perception, social behavior, psychopathology, and applied psychology. Laboratories stress the application of quantitative interpretations of data and the scientific
method to the study of human behavior. Not open to students who have completed PSYC 102. Offered every semester.
PSYC 221. Lifespan Development 1.0 course credit
An exploration of physical, social, emotional and intellectual development through the lifespan. Particular emphasis is given to child, adolescent and late adult development. Course content includes theory, research, and practical applications. Prerequisite: PSYC 101. Offered every year
PSYC 233. Social Psychology 1.0 course credit
A study of how other people influence the perceptions and behaviors of the individual. These influences are studied through all aspects of the human experience, including attitudes and attitude change, the formation of the self-concept, emotional experience, prejudice, group dynamics, and social norms and
values. Prerequisite: PSYC 101. Offered in alternate years or more often.
PSYC 236. Abnormal Psychology 1.0 course credit
A study of the origins, symptoms, and classification of mental illness, including the study of anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and schizophrenia. Includes comparisons among the various biological and psychological approaches to therapy, and critical analysis of the influence of politics and culture in
diagnosis. Prerequisite: PSYC 101.
PSYC 239. Health Psychology 1.0 course credit
An exploration of the psychological influences on how people stay healthy, why they become ill, and how they respond when they do become ill. Topics include: the links between stress and immune system function and disease, psychological factors that mediate reactions to stress, and behaviors that endanger health. Prerequisite: PSYC 101. Offered annually.
PSYC 243. Mind, Brain, and Behavior 1.0 course credit
A first exposure to the relationship between the brain and behavior. Topics include: neuronal communication, perception, cognition, learning and memory, and the biological basis of consciousness. Prerequisite: PSYC 101 or BIOL 150. Offered in the fall semester.
PSYC 303. Drugs and Behavior 1.0 course credit
This course provides an introduction to the field of psychopharmacology, with special emphasis on the relationships between drugs and human behavior. Students will be introduced to specific neurotransmitter systems and the neurophysiology of specific drug use. Students will be able to appreciate more fully why people use both prescription and recreational drugs and the potential physiological and psychological consequences of such drug use, including addiction. Prerequisite: PSYC 239 or 243. Offered in alternate years.
PSYC 305. Behavioral Neuroscience 1.0 course credit
This course provides students a comprehensive review of the many applications of neuroscience to the understanding of behavior. Topics include the biological foundations of behavior, evolution and development of the central nervous system, sensation and perception, motor control, the effects of hormones on behavior, emotions and mental disorders, and cognitive neuroscience. Prerequisite courses: PSYC 101 or BIOL 150, and PSYC 243.
PHYS 130G. Introductory Physics I (with Lab) 1.0 course credit
An introduction to topics in classical mechanics, including kinematics, Newton’s laws, work-energy principles, momentum and impulse, and rotational motion. Some differential calculus is used. Corequisite: MATH 151 or permission of the instructor.
PHYS 132G. Introductory Physics II (with Lab) 1.0 course credit
Continuation of PHYS 130. Topics include: electricity, magnetism, and simple circuit analysis. Differential and integral calculus used freely. Co-requisite: MATH 152 or permission of the instructor.
SOCI 101. Introduction to Sociology 1.0 course credit
A review of basic concepts, theories, and principles used in analyzing human behavior in social contexts.