Science Division Courses

BIOLOGY

BIO 1114 - Principles of Biology I
A combined lecture and laboratory course for non-science majors that provides an introduction to the basic principles of modern biology, and their relevance to modern life.
Emphasis is placed on the nature and history of scientific thought, basic biological chemistry, cell structure and processes, genetics. Labs associated with this course contain experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduces in lecture classes. Four semester hours credit.

BIO 1124 - Principles of Biology II
A combined lecture and laboratory course for non-science majors that emphasizes the survey of the diversity of life, ecology, evolution, and an overview of organ systems. Labs associated with this course contain experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in lecture classes. Three hours lecture and two hours lab. Four semester hours credit.

BIO 1134 – General Biology I
Prerequisite: ACT science subscore of 18 or higher. A combined lecture and laboratory course for science majors that includes study of the scientific method, chemistry relevant to biological systems, cell structure and function, cell processes including photosynthesis and cellular respiration, cell division, genetics, and molecular genetics. Labs associated with this course contain experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in lecture classes. Three hours of lecture and two hours lab. Four semester hours credit.

BIO 1144 – General Biology II
Prerequisite: ACT science subscore of 18 or higher. A combined lecture and laboratory course for science majors that reinforces concepts introduced in BIO 1134 General Biology I, while emphasizing the diversity of life. Topics covered include evolution, classification, ecology, detailed consideration of each group of organisms and viruses, study of animals and plants including their basic anatomy and physiology. Labs associated with this course contain experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in lecture classes. Three hours lecture and two hours lab. Four semester hours credit.

BIO 1214 - Environmental Science
A combined lecture and laboratory course covering the relevance of ecological principles to environmental problems and the relationship of humans to their environment with emphasis on preservation of environmental quality. Labs associated with this course contain experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in classes. Three hours lecture and two hours lab. Four semester hours credit.

BIO 1314 – Botany
A combined lecture and laboratory course covering the representative groups of the plant kingdom, their anatomy, physiology, taxonomy, and economic importance. Labs associated with this course contain experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in lecture classes. Three hours lecture and two hours lab. Four semester hours credit.

BIO 2434 – General Zoology
A combined lecture and laboratory course that covers phylogeny and classification systems and studies of the invertebrate and vertebrate taxa. Labs associated with this course contain experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in lecture classes. Three hours lecture and two hours lab. Four semester hours credit.

BIO 2514 – Anatomy and Physiology I
Prerequisite: Minimum ACT score of 21 on the Science component, or BIO 1134, 1144, or CHE 1214, or admission to the health related program at JCJC, or permission of instructor. A combined lecture and laboratory course that covers the anatomical and physiological study of the human body as an integrated whole. The course includes detailed studies of: biological principles; tissues; and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. Labs associated with this course contain experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in lecture classes. Three hours lecture and two hours lab. Four semester hours credit.

BIO 2524 – Anatomy and Physiology II
Prerequisite: Minimum ACT score of 21 on the Science component, or BIO 1134, 1144, or CHE 1214, or admission to the health related program at JCJC, or permission of instructor. A combined lecture and laboratory course that includes detailed studies of the anatomy and physiology of the human endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic & immune, respiratory, digestive, and urinary systems, as well as reproduction and development. Labs associated with this course contain experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in lecture classes. Three hours lecture and two hours lab. Four semester hours credit.

BIO 2924 – Microbiology
Prerequisite: BIO 1134, 1144, 1314, 2514, or CHE 1114. A combined lecture and laboratory course providing a comprehensive study of microorganisms to include microbial taxonomy, metabolism, physiology and genetics, concepts of pathogenesis and immunity and other selected applied areas. Labs in this course provide experiments that reinforce principles introduced in the lecture to include fundamental laboratory techniques in lab safety, microscopy, culturing and identification of microbes, and effectiveness of antimicrobial agents. Three hours lecture and two hours lab. Four semester hours credit.

CHEMISTRY

CHE 1114 – Chemistry Survey
A combined lecture and laboratory basic chemistry course that covers terminology, measurements, atomic structure, nomenclature, chemical equations and basic stoichiometry. Labs associated with this course contain experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in lecture classes. Three hours lecture and two hours lab. Four semester hours credit.

CHE 1214 – General Chemistry I
Pre/Co-requisite MAT 1313; Prerequisite: CHE 1114 or high school chemistry. A combined lecture and laboratory course that covers the fundamental principles of chemistry and their application. Chemical nomenclature, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, atomic structure, bonding theories, energy, periodic properties, and gas laws are among the topics discussed in depth. Labs associated with this course contain experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in lecture classes. Three hours lecture and two hours lab. Four semester hours credit.

CHE 1224 – General Chemistry II
Prerequisite: CHE 1214. A combined lecture and laboratory course that covers solutions, kinetics, equilibria, thermodynamics, acid-based chemistry, and electrochemistry. Labs associated with this course contain experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in lecture classes. Three hours lecture and two hours lab. Four semester hours credit.

CHE 2424 – Organic Chemistry I
Prerequisite: CHE 1224. A combined lecture and laboratory course that covers carbon chemistry, bonding structure and behavior, aliphatic compounds, stereochemistry, reaction mechanisms and spectroscopy. Labs associated with this course acquaint students with important manipulations and procedures, and the preparation and study of organic compounds. Three hours lecture and three hours lab. Four semester hours credit.

CHE 2434 – Organic Chemistry II
Prerequisite: CHE 2424. A combined lecture and laboratory course that covers spectroscopy, aromatic compounds, carbonyl compounds and other complex compounds with emphasis on reactions and their mechanisms. Labs associated with this course acquaint students with important manipulations and procedures, as well as the preparation and study of aromatic and complex organic compounds. Three hours lecture and three hours lab. Four semester hours credit.

ENGINEERING

EGR 2413 – Engineering Mechanics I: Statics
Prerequisite: MAT 1613. A lecture course covering the equilibrium of point objects and extended objects in two and three dimensions using vector algebra. Also discussed are distributed forces, structures, friction, and moments of inertia in two and three dimensions. Three semester hours credit.

PHYSICS

PHY 2244 – Physical Science I
A combined lecture and laboratory course that includes studies of measurements and units, electricity, mechanics, heat, sound, light, and astronomy. Labs associated with the course contain experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in lecture classes. Three hours lecture and two hours lab. Four semester hours credit.

PHY 2254 – Physical Science II
A combined lecture and laboratory course that includes studies of chemistry, geology and meteorology. Labs associated with this course contain experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in lecture classes. Three hours lecture and two hours lab. Four semester hours credit.

PHY 2414 – General Physics I
Pre/Co requisite: MAT 1323. A combined lecture and laboratory course covering mechanics, heat, waves, and sound. This is a non-calculus based course primarily for preprofessional majors. Labs associated with this course contain experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in lecture classes. Three hours lecture and two hours lab. Four semester hours credit.

PHY 2424 – General Physics II
Prerequisite: PHY 2414. A combined lecture and laboratory course covering electricity, magnetism, optics, and modern physics. This is non-calculus based course primarily for preprofessional majors. Labs associated with this course contain experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in lecture classes. Three hours lecture and two hours lab. Four semester hours credit.

PHY 2515 – General Physics IA
Pre/Co requisite: MAT 1613. A combined lecture and laboratory course covering mechanics, heat waves, and sound. This is a calculus-based course primarily for students of engineering, science, or mathematics. Labs associated with this course contain experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in lecture classes. Four hours lecture and two hours lab. Five semester hours credit.

PHY 2525 – General Physics IIA
Prerequisite: PHY 2515. A combined lecture and laboratory course covering electricity, magnetism, optics, and modern physics. This is a calculus-based course primarily for students of engineering, science, or mathematics. Labs associated with this course contain experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in lecture classes. Four hours lecture and two hours lab. Five semester hours credit.