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Pre-Pharm Course Descriptions

BIOLOGY

BIOL 0110 GENERAL BIOLOGY 1

 

A study of structure function and energetics on a cellular level, integrating biological systems and their control mechanisms. Required for all biology majors. A general chemistry or preparation for chemistry course is recommended as a corequisite.

3 cr.

 

BIOL 0111 GENERAL BIOLOGY LABORATORY 1

1 cr.

A laboratory in conjunction with General Biology 1. Corequisite: BIOL 0110.

 

BIOL 0120 GENERAL BIOLOGY 2

3 cr.

A continuation of General Biology 1. Topic include genetics, growth and development, evolution and ecology. Prerequisite: BIOL 0110.

 

BIOL 0121 GENERAL BIOLOGY LABORATORY 2

1 cr.

A laboratory in conjunction with General Biology 2. Corequisite: BIOL 0120.

CHEMISTRY

CHEM 0111 GENERAL CHEMISTRY 1

4 cr.

General Chemistry 1 and 2 constitute a two-term introduction to the fundamental properties of matter. General Chemistry 1 covers stoichiometry; the properties of solids, liquids and gases; thermochemistry; and the electronic structure of atoms and molecules. Prerequisite: CHEM 0105. Corequisite: CHEM 0113.

Comment: Students may not take this course unless they have obtained an appropriate test score on the Chemistry Placement Test or have obtained at least a D grade in CHEM 0105.

 

CHEM 0112 GENERAL CHEMISTRY 2

4 cr.

General Chemistry 1 and 2 constitute a two-term introduction to the fundamental properties of matter. General Chemistry 2 covers kinetics, coordination chemistry, redox reactions, chemical equilibrium, and thermodynamics. Prerequisite: CHEM 0111. Corequisite: CHEM 0114.

 

CHEM 0113 GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I

1 cr.

A laboratory course designed to augment and clarify the concepts presented in General Chemistry 1. Corequisite: CHEM 0111.

 

CHEM 0114 GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II

1 cr.

A laboratory course designed to augment and clarify the concepts presented in General Chemistry 2. Prerequisite: CHEM 0111, CHEM 0113. Corequisite: CHEM 0112.

 

CHEM 0231 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 1

4 cr.

This course is the first part of a two-term sequence, and it deals with the chemistry of aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons, stereochemistry, and free radical and ionic mechanisms of organic reactions. Prerequisite: CHEM 0112 AND CHEM 0114. Corequisite: CHEM 0233.

 

CHEM 0232 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 2

4 cr.

This course is the second part of a two-term organic chemistry sequence and deals with the study of the synthesis of and physical, spectroscopic, and chemical properties of the major classes of organic compounds. The course also includes a brief account of the chemistry of proteins and nucleic acids. Prerequisite: CHEM 0231. Corequisite: CHEM 0234.

 

CHEM 0233 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY 1

1 cr.

A laboratory course designed to augment and clarify the concepts presented in Organic Chemistry 1. Experiments stress mainly, but not exclusively, techniques and simple synthetic procedures. Prerequisite: CHEM 0114. Corequisite: CHEM 0231.

 

CHEM 0234 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY 2

1 cr.

A laboratory course designed to augment and clarify the concepts presented in Organic Chemistry 2. It stresses functional group transformations, syntheses, qualitative organic analysis, and separation and spectral techniques. Prerequisite: CHEM 0233. Corequisite: CHEM 0232.

ENGLISH

ENGCMP 0002 FRESHMAN WRITING SEMINAR

3 cr.

This course provides incoming freshmen with the opportunity to enhance their writing skills while studying a topic reflecting the particular interest of the instructor. Students engage in challenging reading and substantial writing assignments.

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ENGCMP 0005 COMPOSITION 1

3 cr.

In this course, students study and practice the essentials of essay writing, with an emphasis on producing clear, correct prose.

 

ENGCMP 0006 COMPOSITION 2

3 cr.

In this course, a companion course to Freshman Writing Seminar and Composition 1, students study and practice essay writing in more depth. The course also includes an introduction to researching and writing from sources. Required of all freshmen. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0002 or ENGCMP 0003 or ENGCMP 0005.

 MATH

MATH 0221 ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS 1

4 cr.

This is the first of a sequence of three basic calculus courses intended for mathematics, engineering technology, computer science, and natural sciences majors. Topics include the derivative and integral of functions of one variable and their applications. Trigonometric functions are included. Prerequisite may be met by placement. Prerequisite: MATH 0004.

STATISTICS:

STAT 1020 SOCIAL STATISTICS (QR)

4 cr.

This is an introductory course in statistical analysis. Emphasis is on theory and logic of drawing conclusions about populations based on samples drawn from those populations. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability and probability distributions, parametric and nonparametric hypothesis tests, analysis of variance, and correlation and regression. Course is appropriate for students in the social sciences, education, social work, and health-related professions.

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STAT 1040 STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS

3 cr.

An introductory course in probability, probability distributions, functions of random variables, and concepts of relationships between and among random variables. It includes statistical inference about population parameters and an introduction to least squares regression analysis. This course has applications in finance, business, and economics. A prior college course in mathematics is recommended.

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MATH 0212 INTRODUCTION TO BIOSTATISTICS

4 cr.

In this course the beginning biology student learns the concepts of probability and statistical inference from a non-calculus point of view. Applications are emphasized in the lecture and lab, which must be taken with this course. Topics include probability distributions, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, and analysis of variance. Further topics such as correlation and regression analysis may be covered if time permits. Students must register for both the lecture and the lab to receive credits. Prerequisite: MATH 0004.

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PSY 0270 INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS

4 cr.

Provides a basic understanding of statistical techniques. Includes introduction to experimental design, descriptive statistics, sampling, probability, and inferential statistics. Course involves statistical computations, parametric and nonparametric hypothesis testing, and interpretation of data. Course includes a required weekly laboratory during which students gain hands on experience analyzing data as well as working with statistical and graphing software. Prerequisites: PSY 0200 and a grade of c or better in Math 0002, placement out of Math 0002 or a math SAT score of 545.

PSYCHOLOGY

PSY 0200 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

3 cr.

A summary of the present knowledge in areas such as scientific research methods, learning, sensation and perception, the biological bases of behavior, developmental patterns, motivation, emotion, personality, social influences, psychopathology, and psychotherapies. Prerequisite to all other courses in psychology.

ECONOMICS           

ECON 0105 INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMIC THEORY

3 cr.

Uses basic economic principles to explain how markets work, how firms and consumers make decisions, how they interact in product and factor markets, and how these markets determine prices, output, wages, and profits. These principles are also used to analyze issues of current concern in public policy and to decide whether, when, and how government should intervene in the operation of the market.

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ECON 0115 INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMIC THEORY

3 cr.

Applies the basic principles of economics to the problems of instability associated with business cycles, unemployment, and inflation as well as the problem of economic growth and examines the role of government in promoting stability and economic growth.