School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Professors: Caporaso, Carson, de Bruyn, Griffin, Kafatos, Lyon, Piper, Prakash, Singh;

Associate Professors: Brownell, El–Askary, Funk, Keller, Kim, O'Neill, Wellman, Were, Wright;

Assistant Professors: Gartner, Heilberg, Rowland–Goldsmith, Schwartz.

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Policy

The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences offers degree programs and courses that prepare students for scientific careers and graduate studies in the examination, understanding and modeling of the biosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and geosphere of the earth. The school’s degree programs develop students’ knowledge, interpersonal skills and practical expertise through a combination of a comprehensive didactic classroom education and practical experiences. The school is committed to helping students develop communication and critical thinking skills using an evidence–based empirical approach to problem–solving. The school’s faculty are teacher–scholars who engage students in scientific discovery and exploration through interdisciplinary faculty–mentored research projects addressing environmental, health and food sustainability issues on a local, regional and global scale. Our students’ abilities to adapt skills and knowledge to new settings are grounded in knowledge of the natural world, intellectual and practical skills like creative thinking and problem–solving and a recognition of personal and social responsibilities on a regional and global scale.

PreMedicine, PreDentistry, PrePharmacy, PreVeterinary Medicine

Degrees of study recommended for pre–medicine, pre–dentistry, pre–pharmacy and pre–veterinary medicine students are B.S. in Biochemistry and B.S. in Biological sciences. The pre–med advisor works with students who aspire to become doctors, dentists, pharmacists and veterinarians. Students are encouraged to meet with the appropriate advisors frequently throughout their undergraduate careers at Chapman.

School Honors

Students graduating with a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, B.S. in Biological Sciences, B.S. in Chemistry or B.S. in Environmental Science and Policy will earn school honors at graduation by meeting the following criteria. Students must have a cumulative GPA of a 3.500 or higher and must have completed independent research. Completion of independent research includes the submission of a scientific manuscript to the biochemistry and molecular biology, biological science, chemistry or environmental science and policy faculty, oral presentation to the faculty, poster presentation at the Schmid College Student Research Day and a vote by the appropriate faculty group that the research, paper and presentations were of sufficient quality to merit honors.

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Students must complete at least 21 upper–division credits in the major at Chapman University to earn a degree in biochemistry and molecular biology. Transferability of credits from other institutions will be determined at the discretion of the program director. Students with sufficient high school background or appropriate AP, IB test scores may waive one course or more of the following: BIOL 204/204L, CHEM 140/140L, MATH 110/110L, PHYS 107/107L. (These courses may be required to be taken at a college/university to fulfill the requirements for medical school and/or other programs.) A minimum GPA of 2.000 ("C" average) on a 4.000 scale in the major overall and in upper–division course work are required. All courses in the major must be taken for a letter grade.

requirements (42 credits)

CHEM 140/140L

General Chemistry I/General Chemistry I Laboratory

3,1

CHEM 150/150L

General Chemistry II/General Chemistry II Laboratory

3,1

BIOL 204/204L

From Molecules to Cells: Evolution of Life on Earth (Gen Biol I)/From Molecules to Cells: Evolution of Life on Earth (Gen Biol I) Lab

4

BCHM 208/208L

Introduction to Molecular Genetics/Introduction to Molecular Genetics Lab

4

CHEM 230/230L

Organic Chemistry I/Organic Chemistry I Laboratory

4

MATH 303

Biostatistics

3

CHEM 331/331L

Organic Chemistry II/Organic Chemistry II Laboratory

4

BCHM 335/335L

Biochemistry I: BioMolecules/Biochemistry I: BioMolecules Laboratory

4

BCHM 336

Biochemistry II: BioMetabolism

3

BCHM 420/420L

Physical Biochemistry/Physical Biochemistry Laboratory

4

BCHM 436/436L

Molecular Genetics/Molecular Genetics Lab

4

electives (9–12 credits)

three of the following

BIOL 302

Introduction to Bioinformatics

3

CHEM 310/310L

Analytical Chemistry I/Analytical Chemistry I Laboratory

4

BCHM 320

Bioengineering and Biotechnology

3

BIOL 330/330L

General Genetics/General Genetics Lab

4

BIOL 337

Immunology

3

CHEM 340/340L

Physical Chemistry I/Physical Chemistry I Laboratory

4

BCHM 350

Medicinal Chemistry

3

CHEM 411/411L

Analytical Chemistry II/Analytical Chemistry II Laboratory

4

BIOL 417/417L

Microbiology/Microbiology Lab

4

CHEM 432

Advanced Organic Chemistry

3

BCHM 444

Computational Biochemistry

3

BIOL 450/450L

Cell Biology/Cell Biology Lab

4

science requirements (14 credits)

PHYS 107/107L*

General Physics for the Life Sciences I/Lab–General Physics for the Life Sciences I

4

PHYS 108/108L*

General Physics for the Life Sciences II/Lab–General Physics for the Life Sciences II

4

MATH 110/110L

Single Variable Calculus I/Single Variable Calculus I Lab

3

MATH 111/111L

Single Variable Calculus II/Single Variable Calculus II Lab

3

*PHYS 101/101L and PHYS 102/102L may be substituted for PHYS 107/107L and PHYS 108/108L.

total credits

 

65–68

Program Learning Outcomes and Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plans for B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

exit exam requirement

All majors will take a standardized exit exam on the Saturday after spring break in the senior year.

capstone requirement

Students are required to complete a capstone project before graduation. Students cannot graduate until the capstone project has been successfully completed and the faculty advisor has notified the Office of the University Registrar that the capstone requirement has been fulfilled. This requirement shall be fulfilled by completing one of the listed options. Students seeking honors must complete option one or two or four.

Option one: Successful completion of undergraduate research experience in between junior and senior year funded by National Science Foundation, American Chemical Society, Chapman SURF or other national research agency that sponsors undergraduate research. The research experience must be at least eight weeks long, require full–time work in a laboratory setting and lead to the completion of a well–defined research project. A student selecting this option will submit a formal research paper modeled after a formal lab report to the academic advisor by April 10 of the senior year and present this research in poster format at the undergraduate research day. Students will also give an oral presentation of their research to the biochemistry and molecular biology faculty at the end of spring semester in their senior year.

Option two: Successful completion of a pre–approved research internship immediately preceding or during senior year that results in the completion of a research project. The student must register for three credits of CHEM 490 and work with a faculty member and research supervisor to identify the student's research project. A student selecting this option will submit a formal research paper modeled after a formal lab report to the faculty internship supervisor by April 10 of the senior year and present this research in poster format at the undergraduate research day. Students will also give an oral presentation of their research to the biochemistry and molecular biology faculty at the end of spring semester in their senior year.

Option three: Successful completion of a significant review of the literature. The student must register for two credits of CHEM 491 or 499 in the fall semester senior year to begin work on this project and one credit in the spring semester of their senior year. The student shall expect to invest considerable time and effort researching and writing this review, which will be 30 to 40 pages in length and appropriately cited. The review is due to the faculty mentor April 10 of the senior year. Students will give an oral presentation of their paper to the biochemistry and molecular biology faculty at the end of spring semester in their senior year.

Option four: Successful completion of independent research overseen by a faculty member in the sciences (this will satisfy chemistry in–depth course requirements). The student will register for CHEM 491 or 499 for a minimum of three credits over two consecutive semesters in their senior year and complete a faculty–mentored student research project. The student will write a formal research paper modeled after the formal lab report and will present this research in poster format at the undergraduate research day. The report is due on April 10 of the senior year. When appropriate, a faculty member may substitute a team research project for an individual research project. When a team project is substituted, all members of the team must write a research paper modeled after the formal lab report. The team will present this project in poster format at the undergraduate research day. Students will give an oral presentation of their research to the biochemistry and molecular biology faculty at the end of spring semester in their senior year.

Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences

Students graduating with a B.S. in Biological Sciences, will earn school honors at graduation by meeting the school honors criteria and in addition students must complete BIOL 494 Senior Research: Data Analysis and Presentation with a grade of "C" or better.

No course in the major can be taken for pass/no pass credit except BIOL 490, 491, 499. Students must complete 71 credits.

biology core (12 credits)

BIOL 204/204L*

From Molecules to Cells: Evolution of Life on Earth (Gen Biol I)/From Molecules to Cells: Evolution of Life on Earth (Gen Biol I) Lab

4

BIOL 205/205L

Evolution and Diversity of Multicellular Organisms (Gen Bio II)/Evolution and Diversity of Multicellular Organisms (Gen Bio II) Lab

4

BIOL 208/208L

Introduction to Molecular Genetics/Introduction to Molecular Genetics Lab

4

science core (32 credits)

PHYS 107/107L*

General Physics for the Life Sciences I/Lab–General Physics for the Life Sciences I

4

PHYS 108/108L

General Physics for the Life Sciences II/Lab–General Physics for the Life Sciences II

4

MATH 110/110L*

Single Variable Calculus I/Single Variable Calculus I Lab

3

MATH 111/111L*

Single Variable Calculus II/Single Variable Calculus II Lab

3

CHEM 140/140L*

General Chemistry I/General Chemistry I Laboratory

3,1

CHEM 150/150L

General Chemistry II/General Chemistry II Laboratory

3,1

CHEM 230/230L**

Organic Chemistry I/Organic Chemistry I Laboratory

4

CPSC 230*

Computer Science I

3

MATH 303

Biostatistics

3

biology electives (24 credits)

Students select 24 credits chosen from biological science courses, as well as BCHM 335/335L and 336. 16 credits must be lecture/lab combinations. 21 credits must be upper–division (300 or above).

24

capstone course (3 credits)

BIOL 498

Capstone Course for Biological Sciences Majors (grade of C or better required)

3

total credits

 

71

Program Learning Outcomes and Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plans for B.S. in Biological Sciences.

*these courses may be waived with the appropriate test scores, as noted below:

PHYS 107/107L–minimum score of five on IB Physics HL waives students from this class.

MATH 110/110L–minimum score of four on AP Calculus AB or five on MATH HL exam waives students from this class. Minimum score of four on AP Calculus BC waives students from MATH 110/110L and 111/111L.

MATH 111/111L–minimum score of three on AP Calculus BC exam waives students from this class. Minimum score of four on AP Calculus BC waives students from MATH 110/110L and 111/111L.

CHEM 140/140L–minimum score of four on AP Chemistry or five on IB Chemistry HL exam waives students from this class.

BIOL 204/204L–minimum score of four on AP Biology or IB Biology HL exam waives students from this class.

CPSC 230–minimum score of four on AP Computer Science waives students from this class.

**CHEM 230/203L–students who are pre–medicine, pre–dentistry, pre–veterinary medicine will need to take CHEM 331/331L.

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

No course in the major can be taken for pass/no pass credit, except CHEM 490, 491, 499.

introductory courses (8 credits)

CHEM 140/140L

General Chemistry I/General Chemistry I Laboratory

3,1

CHEM 150/150L

General Chemistry II/General Chemistry II Laboratory

3,1

cognate courses (14 credits)

PHYS 101/101L

General Physics I/Lab–General Physics I

3,1

PHYS 102/102L

General Physics II/Lab–General Physics II

3,1

MATH 110/110L

Single Variable Calculus I/Single Variable Calculus I Lab

3

MATH 111/111L

Single Variable Calculus II/Single Variable Calculus II Lab

3

chemistry foundation courses (20 credits)

CHEM 230/230L

Organic Chemistry I/Organic Chemistry I Laboratory

4

CHEM 301

Inorganic Chemistry

3

CHEM 302

Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

1

CHEM 310/310L

Analytical Chemistry I/Analytical Chemistry I Laboratory

4

BCHM 335/335L

Biochemistry I: BioMolecules/Biochemistry I: BioMolecules Laboratory

4

CHEM 340/340L

Physical Chemistry I/Physical Chemistry I Laboratory

4

chemistry indepth courses (13–15 credits)

CHEM 331/331L

Organic Chemistry II/Organic Chemistry II Laboratory

4

CHEM 411/411L

Analytical Chemistry II/Analytical Chemistry II Laboratory

4

CHEM 441/441L

Physical Chemistry II/Physical Chemistry II Laboratory

4

CHEM 491

Student–Faculty Research/Creative Activity or

1–3

CHEM 499

Research in Chemistry

 

electives

minimum of nine credits, six credits must be chemistry courses

MATH 210

Multivariable Calculus

3

MATH 211

Linear Algebra

3

CHEM 325

Atmospheric Chemistry

3

CHEM 326

Aquatic Chemistry

3

CHEM 327

Environmental Geochemistry

3

BCHM 336

Biochemistry II: BioMetabolism

3

BCHM 350

Medicinal Chemistry

3

MATH 350

Differential Equations

3

MATH 360

Probability Theory

3

MATH 361

Mathematical Statistics

3

BCHM 420/420L

Physical Biochemistry/Physical Biochemistry Laboratory

4

CHEM 432

Advanced Organic Chemistry

3

BCHM 444

Computational Biochemistry

3

PHYS 451

Quantum Mechanics

3

MATH 454

Numerical Analysis

3

total credits

 

64–66

Program Learning Outcomes and Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plans for B.S. in Chemistry.

exit exam requirement

All majors will take a standardized exit exam on the Saturday after spring break in their senior year.

capstone requirement

Students are required to complete a capstone project before graduation. Students cannot graduate until the capstone project has been successfully completed and the faculty advisor has notified the Office of the University Registrar that the capstone requirement has been fulfilled. This requirement shall be fulfilled by completing one of the listed options. Students seeking honors must complete option one or two or four.

Option one: Successful completion of undergraduate research experience in between junior and senior year funded by National Science Foundation, American Chemical Society, Chapman SURF or other national research agency that sponsors undergraduate research. The research experience must be at least eight weeks long, require full–time work in a laboratory setting and lead to the completion of a well–defined research project. A student selecting this option will submit a formal research paper modeled after a formal lab report to the academic advisor by April 10 of the senior year and present this research in poster format at the undergraduate research day. Students will also give an oral presentation of their research to the chemistry faculty at the end of spring semester in their senior year.

Option two: Successful completion of a pre–approved research internship immediately preceding or during senior year that results in the completion of a research project. The student must register for three credits of CHEM 490 and work with a faculty member and research supervisor to identify the student's research project. A student selecting this option will submit a formal research paper modeled after a formal lab report to the faculty internship supervisor by April 10 of the senior year and present this research in poster format at the undergraduate research day. Students will also give an oral presentation of their research to the chemistry faculty at the end of spring semester in their senior year.

Option three: Successful completion of a significant review of the literature. The student must register for two credits of CHEM 491 or 499 in the fall semester senior year to begin work on this project and one credit in the spring semester of the senior year. The student shall expect to invest considerable time and effort researching and writing this review, which will be 30 to 40 pages in length and appropriately cited. The review is due to the faculty mentor April 10 of the senior year. The review will be graded. Students will give an oral presentation of their paper to the chemistry faculty at the end of spring semester in their senior year.

Option four: Successful completion of independent research overseen by a faculty member in the sciences (this will satisfy chemistry in–depth course requirements). The student will register for CHEM 491 or 499 for a minimum of three credits over two consecutive semesters in their senior year and complete a faculty–mentored student research project. The student will write a formal research paper modeled after the formal lab report and will present this research in poster format at the undergraduate research day. The report is due on April 10 of the senior year. When appropriate, a faculty member may substitute a team research project for an individual research project. When a team project is substituted, all members of the team must write a research paper modeled after the formal lab report. The team will present this project in poster format at the undergraduate research day. Students will give an oral presentation of their research to the chemistry faculty at the end of spring semester in their senior year.

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Policy

All students must complete required course work in six competency areas for a total of 48–49 credits (32–33 lower–division and 16 upper–division credits). The competency areas include quantitative foundations, science foundations, environmental science and policy, data acquisition and analysis, systems approach to decision making and communication and service learning. Students then select to concentrate their studies in one of three areas of study: ecology, earth systems or environmental policy. Students must complete 15 to 20 credits in their selected area of study. There is an undergraduate graduation requirement of 2.000 GPA or higher for all major course work.

Students must complete at least 21 upper–division credits in the major at Chapman University to earn a degree in environmental science and policy. Transferability of credits from other institutions will be determined at the discretion of the program director.

writing/communication requirement

Environmental science and policy requires skills in oral and written communication. General, technical and laboratory report writing are skills developed in each class. Public, class and professional speaking skills are developed through class presentations, department symposia, presentations at meetings and the capstone presentations. Computer skills have become essential for data acquisition, analysis and visualization, simulations of environmental processes and molecular modeling. Chapman environmental science and policy students construct their knowledge of environmental processes through gathering, organizing and critically analyzing information. Additionally, students learn to present their research logically and persuasively.

quantitative competency (6 credits)

MATH 110/110L

Single Variable Calculus I/Single Variable Calculus I Lab

3

MATH 203

Introduction to Statistics

3

science competency (16 credits)

PHYS 107/107L

General Physics for the Life Sciences I/Lab–General Physics for the Life Sciences I

4

CHEM 140/140L

General Chemistry I/General Chemistry I Laboratory

3,1

CHEM 150/150L

General Chemistry II/General Chemistry II Laboratory

3,1

BIOL 205/205L

Evolution and Diversity of Multicellular Organisms (Gen Bio II)/Evolution and Diversity of Multicellular Organisms (Gen Bio II) Lab

4

environmental science and policy competency (16–17 credits)

ENV 101

Introduction to Environmental Science

3

ENV 102

Introduction to Environmental Policy

3

ENV 111/111L

Physical Geology/Physical Geology Laboratory or

3–4

ENV 112

Introduction to Hazards and Global and Environmental Change

 

ENV 205

Environmental Seminar

1

POSC 374

Environmental Politics and Policy

3

POSC 375

Public Policy Process

3

data acquisition, analysis and display (4 credits)

ENV 310/310L

Geographic Information Systems/Geographic Information Systems Lab

3,1

systems approach to environmental decision making (3 credits)

ENV 330

Environmental Problem Solving: Energy and Matter Flow    

3

effective communication and service learning (3 credits)

ENV 498

Environmental Problem Solving: Senior Capstone and Seminar

3

area of study requirements (15–20 credits)

Complete all the requirements within one of the following areas of study

15–20

total credits

 

63–69

Program Learning Outcomes and Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plans for B.S. in Environmental Science and Policy.

ecology area of study (15–20 credits)

three of the following (9–12 credits)

BIOL 301/301L

Plant Biology/Plant Biology Lab

4

BIOL 319/319L

Ecosystem Ecology/Ecosystem Ecology Lab

4

BIOL 324/324L

Ecology/Ecology Lab

4

BIOL 333/333L

Animal Behavior/Animal Behavior Lab

4

BIOL 440/440L

Marine Biology/Marine Biology Lab

4

ENV 490

Independent Internship

1–3

ENV 491

Student–Faculty Research/Creative Activity

1–3

select two additional courses (6–8 credits)

one course from each of the other areas of study

 

Course from other area of study

3–4

 

Course from other area of study

3–4

No double counting of courses. The selection of ENV 490 or 491 will be applied to the appropriate track based on the faculty advisor's home department or the description of the internship.

earth systems area of study (15–20 credits)

three of the following (9–12 credits)

ENV 301

Environmental Geology

3

CHEM 325

Atmospheric Chemistry

3

CHEM 326

Aquatic Chemistry

3

CHEM 327

Environmental Geochemistry

3

ENV 420

Environmental Hydrology

3

ENV 490

Independent Internship

1–3

ENV 491

Student–Faculty Research/Creative Activity

1–3

PHYS 520*

Physical Principles of Remote Sensing

3

select two additional courses (6–8 credits)

one course from each of the other areas of study

 

Course from other area of study

3–4

 

Course from other area of study

3–4

No double counting of courses. The selection of ENV 490 or 491 will be applied to the appropriate track based on the faculty advisor's home department or the description of the internship.

environmental policy area of study (15–20 credits)

three of the following (9–12 credits)

PHIL 303

Environmental Ethics

3

POSC 320

International Law, International Organization and World Order

3

PHIL 321

Philosophy of Science

3

POSC 335

Political Economy

3

SOC 335

Society and the Environment

3

POSC 346

Environmental Law

3

ENG 374

Environmental Rhetoric

3

POSC 376

Organization Theory

3

POSC 378

Special Topics in Public Policy

3

ECON 465

Environmental and Natural Resources Economics

3

ENV 490

Independent Internship

1–3

ENV 491

Student–Faculty Research/Creative Activity

1–3

select two additional courses (6–8 credits)

one course from each of the other areas of study

 

Course from other area of study

3–4

 

Course from other area of study

3–4

No double counting of courses. The selection of ENV 490 or 491 will be applied to the appropriate track based on the faculty advisor's home department or the description of the internship.

*12 credits that satisfy the undergraduate major or the 124 credits required for the bachelor's degree may also count towards the requirements of the graduate program.

Students with sufficient high school background or appropriate AP, IB test scores may waive BIOL 205/205L, CHEM 140/140L, ENV 101, MATH 110/110L and/or PHYS 107/107L.

Minors in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Minor in Chemistry

A minimum of 22 graded credits in chemistry. Ten credits must be upper–division (a course number 300 or higher) and at least six of the upper–division credits must be completed at Chapman University. Upon completion of the minor core chemistry courses, at least one course of three or more credits must be taken from group A, the analytical/inorganic/physical chemistry area, plus one course of three or more credits from group B, the biochemistry area.

Courses in group A and group B that are required for the student's major do not count towards the chemistry minor, i.e., a student must complete one additional course of three or more credits in group A and also group B beyond what is required for the major in order to satisfy the chemistry minor requirements. A minimum of nine credits must be upper–division.

minor core chemistry courses (16 credits)

CHEM 140/140L

General Chemistry I/General Chemistry I Laboratory

3,1

CHEM 150/150L

General Chemistry II/General Chemistry II Laboratory

3,1

CHEM 230/230L

Organic Chemistry I/Organic Chemistry I Laboratory

4

CHEM 331/331L

Organic Chemistry II/Organic Chemistry II Laboratory

4

group Aanalytical/inorganic/physical chemistry area (3 or more credits)

CHEM 301

Inorganic Chemistry

3

CHEM 302

Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

1

CHEM 310/310L

Analytical Chemistry I/Analytical Chemistry I Laboratory

4

CHEM 325

Atmospheric Chemistry

3

CHEM 326

Aquatic Chemistry

3

CHEM 327

Environmental Geochemistry

3

CHEM 340/340L

Physical Chemistry I/Physical Chemistry I Laboratory

4

CHEM 411/411L

Analytical Chemistry II/Analytical Chemistry II Laboratory

4

CHEM 441/441L

Physical Chemistry II/Physical Chemistry II Laboratory

4

group Bbiochemistry area (3 or more credits)

BCHM 335/335L

Biochemistry I: BioMolecules/Biochemistry I: BioMolecules Laboratory

4

BCHM 336

Biochemistry II: BioMetabolism

3

BCHM 350

Medicinal Chemistry

3

CHEM 432

Advanced Organic Chemistry

3

total credits

 

22

Minor in Environmental Science

A Minor in Environmental Science requires a minimum of 22 credits selected from the following list, twelve of which may not be duplicated by the major or any other minor. In addition, a minimum of twelve credits must be at the upper–division level.

requirements (6 credits)

ENV 101

Introduction to Environmental Science

3

ENV 102

Introduction to Environmental Policy or

3

ENV 112

Introduction to Hazards and Global and Environmental Change

 

science lab electives (4 credits)

one of the following

ENV 111/111L

Physical Geology/Physical Geology Laboratory

4

BIOL 205/205L

Evolution and Diversity of Multicellular Organisms (Gen Bio II)/Evolution and Diversity of Multicellular Organisms (Gen Bio II) Lab

4

ENV 227

Darwin and the Galapagos (travel course)

4

upperdivision electives (minimum of 12 credits)

BIOL 301/301L

Plant Biology/Plant Biology Lab

4

ENV 301

Environmental Geology

3

ENV 310/310L

Geographic Information Systems/Geographic Information Systems Lab

3

BIOL 319/319L

Ecosystem Ecology/Ecosystem Ecology Lab

4

BIOL 324/324L

Ecology/Ecology Lab

4

CHEM 325

Atmospheric Chemistry

3

CHEM 326

Aquatic Chemistry

3

CHEM 327

Environmental Geochemistry

3

ENV 330

Environmental Problem Solving: Energy and Matter Flow

3

BIOL 333/333L

Animal Behavior/Animal Behavior Lab

4

BIOL 440/440L

Marine Biology/Marine Biology Lab

4

ENV 490

Independent Internship

1–3

ENV 491

Student–Faculty Research/Creative Activity

1–3

total credits

 

22

Minor in Nutrition

The Minor in Nutrition requires at least 18 credits of which at least nine must be upper–division.

prerequisites (8 credits)

CHEM 140/140L

General Chemistry I/General Chemistry I Laboratory

3,1

CHEM 150/150L

General Chemistry II/General Chemistry II Laboratory

3,1

requirements (9 credits)

FSN 120

Introduction to Food Science

3

FSN 200

Human Nutrition

3

FSN 201

International Nutrition: The World Food Crisis

3

electives (9 credits)

FSN 322

Community Nutrition

3

BCHM 335/335L

Biochemistry I: BioMolecules/Biochemistry I: BioMolecules Laboratory

4

BCHM 336

Biochemistry II: BioMetabolism

3

FSN 338

Nutrition and Human Performance

3

FSN 339

Lifecycle and Clinical Nutrition

3

BCHM 350

Medicinal Chemistry

3

FSN 443

Medical Nutrition Therapy

3

FSN 490

Independent Internship

2–3

FSN 499

Individual Study

1–3

total credits

 

18

Minor in Organismal Biology

A Minor in Organismal Biology is a concentrated study of organisms and the relationship they form with each other and their environment. Students learn theoretical information and lab techniques to study organisms and these relationships. A minimum of nine credits must be upper–division.

requirements (8 credits)

BIOL 205/205L

Evolution and Diversity of Multicellular Organisms (Gen Bio II)/Evolution and Diversity of Multicellular Organisms (Gen Bio II) Lab

4

BIOL 324/324L

Ecology/Ecology Lab

4

elective courses (12 credits)

select any combination of courses

BIOL 301/301L

Plant Biology/Plant Biology Lab

4

BIOL 319/319L

Ecosystem Ecology/Ecosystem Ecology Lab

4

BIOL 333/333L

Animal Behavior/Animal Behavior Lab

4

BIOL 440/440L

Marine Biology/Marine Biology Lab

4

total credits

 

20

Course Descriptions – Biochemistry

BCHM 208 Introduction to Molecular Genetics

(Same as BIOL 208.)

BCHM 208L Introduction to Molecular Genetics Lab

(Same as BIOL 208L.)

BCHM 291 Student-Faculty Research/Creative Activity

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Students engage in independent, faculty-mentored scholarly research/creative activity in their discipline which develops fundamentally novel knowledge, content, and/or data. Topics or projects are chosen after discussions between student and instructor who agree upon objective and scope. P/NP or letter grade option with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

BCHM 320 Bioengineering and Biotechnology

Prerequisites, BCHM 208, 208L. Biotechnology describes the modification of biological organisms according to the needs of humanity, including the genetic engineering technology so prevalent today. Bioengineering is the science upon which all biotechnological applications are based. It is concerned with applying an engineering approach (systematic, quantitative, and integrative) and an engineering focus (the solutions of problems) to biological problems. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

BCHM 329 Experimental Course

(Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

BCHM 335 Biochemistry I: BioMolecules

Prerequisite, CHEM 331. Corequisite, BCHM 335L. Biochemistry is the study of the chemical and molecular interactions that occur in and constitute living organisms. In Biomolecules, students will examine the structure and function of the fundamental building blocks of life (carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and nucleic acids). Lecture, laboratory. (Offered fall semester.) 4 credits.

BCHM 335L Biochemistry I: BioMolecules Laboratory

Prerequisite, CHEM 331. Corequisite, BCHM 335. Laboratory component for BCHM 335. Fee: $75. (Offered fall semester.) 0 credits.

BCHM 336 Biochemistry II: BioMetabolism

Prerequisite, CHEM 331. Biochemical study of the metabolic processes involved in the maintenance of life. Special attention is given to understanding the energetics of life and the regulation and control of biochemical reactions constituting metabolic pathways. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

BCHM 350 Medicinal Chemistry

Prerequisites, CHEM 150, 331, or consent of instructor. A study of the physiological, toxological, and pharmacological effects of drugs on the human body. The interaction between potent chemicals, including plant and food ingredients, and living systems studied to understand biologic processes and provide strategies for treatment, prevention, and diagnosis of diseases. Lecture. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

BCHM 401 Cancer Biology

(Same as BIOL 401.)

BCHM 401L Cancer Biology Laboratory

(Same as BIOL 401L.)

BCHM 420 Physical Biochemistry

Prerequisites, BCHM 208, 208L, PHYS 108, 108L, BCHM 335, 335L. Corequisite, BCHM 420L. Physical Biochemistry explores the structure of biological systems at the molecular level. The structure and function of biomembranes, protein structure and enzyme activity will be understood through the study of model supramolecular structures and biophysical techniques. The lab emphasizes quantitative techniques including data acquisition/statistics, use of computer data bases, molecular visualization, molecular modeling and computational chemistry methods. (Offered fall semester.) 4 credits.

BCHM 420L Physical Biochemistry Laboratory

Prerequisites, BCHM 208, 208L, PHYS 108, 108L, BCHM 335, 335L. Corequisite, BCHM 420. Lab component to BCHM 420. Fee: $75. (Offered fall semester.) 0 credits.

BCHM 436 Molecular Genetics

(Same as BIOL 436.)

BCHM 436L Molecular Genetics Lab

(Same as BIOL 436L.)

BCHM 444 Computational Biochemistry

Prerequisites, CHEM 150, PHYS 101, MATH 111, BCHM 335. This course provides essential theoretical methods and computational techniques for biomolecular research, including molecular level simulation of biological processes, biological structure modeling, and computer-aided drug design. The intended audiences are both students who need a background for studying more advanced computational techniques and students who are doing experiments, but also have interests in computations. Students, by the end of the course, should be able to critically assess the applicability of computational methods to specific questions from a biochemistry point of view, and successfully apply appropriate computational techniques in their academic and scientific careers. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

BCHM 491 Student-Faculty Research/Creative Activity

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Students engage in independent, faculty-mentored scholarly research/creative activity in their discipline which develops fundamentally novel knowledge, content, and/or data. Topics or projects are chosen after discussions between student and instructor who agree upon objective and scope. P/NP or letter grade option with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

Course Descriptions – Biology

BIOL 102 Forensics

For non-science majors. Fulfills GE Natural Science Inquiry. This course integrates biology, chemistry, and physics as applied to forensics. Students will learn basic principles of science that are used in forensics investigations. They will also see how the scientific method enhances their ability to evaluate arguments surrounding forensics issues. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

BIOL 132 Human Genetics

For non-majors only. Principles of genetics applied to the human population. Lecture. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

BIOL 199 Individual Study

(Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

BIOL 204 From Molecules to Cells: Evolution of Life on Earth (Gen Biol I)

Corequisite, BIOL 204L. Principles of biology as a chronology of life on earth. Course focuses on the important evolutionary breakthroughs during the history of life that survive to the present day as biological principles: replication by nucleic acids, biochemical systems, gene expression and control, mitosis, meiosis, Mendelian genetics, and protist diversity. Lecture, laboratory. Fee: $75. (Offered every semester.) 4 credits.

BIOL 204L From Molecules to Cells: Evolution of Life on Earth (Gen Biol I) Lab

Corequisite, BIOL 204. Lab component for BIOL 204. (Offered every semester.) 0 credits.

BIOL 205 Evolution and Diversity of Multicellular Organisms (Gen Bio II)

Corequisite, BIOL 205L. Evolution of fungi, plants, and animals (invertebrates and vertebrates); including development, anatomy, physiology, and ecology. Lecture, laboratory. (Offered spring semester.) 4 credits.

BIOL 205L Evolution and Diversity of Multicellular Organisms (Gen Bio II) Lab

Corequisite, BIOL 205. Lab component for BIOL 205. (Offered spring semester.) 0 credits.

BIOL 207 Science of Life: Understanding Living Organisms

For non-science majors. Fulfills GE Natural Science Inquiry. This course introduces the basic principles of biology in three major components, the structure and function of living organisms, interactions of the organisms with their environment (ecology), and the ways organisms change over time (genetics and evolution). Lecture. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

BIOL 208 Introduction to Molecular Genetics

(Same as BCHM 208.) Prerequisites, BIOL 204, 204L, or a score of 4 or 5 on the AP, or IB Biology exam. Corequisite, BIOL 208L. Principles of molecular genetics with emphasis on molecular biology of DNA, RNA, and gene expression. (Offered every semester.) 4 credits.

BIOL 208L Introduction to Molecular Genetics Lab

(Same as BCHM 208L.) Prerequisites, BIOL 204, 204L, or a score of 4 or 5 on the AP, or IB Biology exam. Corequisite, BIOL 208. Laboratories that use the principles of molecular genetics with emphasis on molecular biology of DNA, RNA and gene expression. Fee: $100. (Offered every semester.) 0 credit.

BIOL 210 Human Anatomy

(Same as HESC 210.)

BIOL 210L Human Anatomy Lab

(Same as HESC 210L.)

BIOL 211 Principles of Physiology

Prerequisites, BIOL 204, 204L. Corequisite, BIOL 211L. Foundational principles of physiology are presented in this introductory course. This course will explore laws and concepts governing the metabolism of organ systems along with laboratory activities that focus on specific organ systems. This course is especially appropriate for the athletic trainer, physical educator and health professional majors in that special emphasis is made on pulmonary, muscular, endocrine, neurologic, and cardiovascular systems. (Offered fall semester.) 4 credits.

BIOL 211L Principles of Physiology Lab

Prerequisites, BIOL 204, 204L. Corequisite, BIOL 211. Lab component for BIOL 211. (Offered as needed.) 0 credits.

BIOL 235 Impact on Society: Biotechnology

A lecture/discussion course designed to involve students in addressing the numerous issues regarding how the biotechnology revolution of the past three decades has changed many aspects of our lives both as individuals and as a society. Extensive consideration and discussion is given to ethical and social issues related to how this information is used especially relating to medical genetics. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

BIOL 291 Student-Faculty Research/Creative Activity

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Students engage in independent, faculty-mentored scholarly research/creative activity in their discipline which develops fundamentally novel knowledge, content, and/or data. Topics or projects are chosen after discussions between student and instructor who agree upon objective and scope. P/NP or letter grade option with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

BIOL 301 Plant Biology

Prerequisites, BIOL 205, 205L. Corequisite, BIOL 301L. A comprehensive survey of the major principles associated with the study of plants and fungi. This includes biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, physiology, diversity, development, evolution, and ecology. The lab and lecture are highly integrated with the lab focusing on scientific method and experimental design. A basic working knowledge of biology will be assumed. Lecture and lab. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 4 credits.

BIOL 301L Plant Biology Lab

Prerequisites, BIOL 205, 205L. Corequisite, BIOL 301. Lab component for BIOL 301. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 0 credits.

BIOL 302 Introduction to Bioinformatics

Prerequisites, BIO 208, 208L, CPSC 230. Students will learn how to use computer programming techniques to solve problems in biology. Students will learn the structure and capabilities of the Biopython library and will learn how to use it to automate searches of biological databases and to manipulate nucleotide and protein sequences. Data representation techniques and algorithms for sequence alignment, phylogenetic prediction, learning protein structure, and protein classification/clustering will be explored. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

BIOL 319 Ecosystem Ecology

Prerequisites, BIOL 205, 205L. Corequisite, BIOL 319L. Ecosystem ecology focuses on the flow of energy and materials through the living (e.g., plants, animals, and microbes) and non-living (e.g., soils and the atmosphere) components of ecological systems. This course will explore cycles of water, energy, carbon, and nutrients in terrestrial ecosystems and how these cycles have been influenced by human activities. Lecture and lab. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 4 credits.

BIOL 319L Ecosystem Ecology Lab

Prerequisites, BIOL 205, 205L. Corequisite, BIOL 319. Lab component of BIOL 319. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 0 credits.

BIOL 324 Ecology

Prerequisites, BIOL 205, 205L. Corequisite, BIOL 324L. An introductory course focusing on principles of organisms' interactions with abiotic and biotic components of ecosystems. The course will include general principles of ecology and their contemporary application, as well as methods used in studying ecological interactions. A basic working knowledge of biology will be assumed. Lecture and lab. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 4 credits.

BIOL 324L Ecology Lab

Prerequisites, BIOL 205, 205L. Corequisite, BIOL 324. Lab component of BIOL 324. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 0 credits.

BIOL 329 Experimental Course

(Offered as needed.) 0–4 credits.

BIOL 330 General Genetics

Prerequisites, BIOL 204, 204L, CHEM 230, 230L. Corequisite, BIOL 330L. Patterns of inheritance involving a progression from Mendelian genetics to complex patterns of inheritance, cytogenetics, prokaryotic and eukaryotic genetics, genetic mutations and culminating in an introduction to the molecular basis of inheritance. (Offered fall semester.) 4 credits.

BIOL 330L General Genetics Lab

Prerequisites, BIOL 204, 204L, CHEM 230, 230L. Corequisite, BIOL 330. Lab component for BIOL 330. (Offered fall semester.) 0 credits.

BIOL 333 Animal Behavior

Prerequisites, BIOL 205, 205L, 324, 324L. Corequisite, BIOL 333L. An introduction to animal behavior and its relationship to fields such as psychology and neurobiology. Course explores mechanistic and evolutionary approaches to understanding behavior. Students observe behavior and write formal reports. Lecture, laboratory. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 4 credits.

BIOL 333L Animal Behavior Lab

Prerequisites, BIOL 205, 205L, 324, 324L. Corequisite, BIOL 333. Lab component for BIOL 333. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 0 credits.

BIOL 337 Immunology

Prerequisites, BIOL 204, 204L, CHEM 230, 230L. Upper-division biology students are exposed to a broad overview of immunology. Cell-mediated and humoral immunology is studied in detail along with the complement system. The course concludes with a description of the abnormalities of the immune system, immunological disease, and hypersensitivity. Lecture. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

BIOL 355 Physiology of Drugs

Prerequisites, BIOL 102, or BIOL 204, or PSY 333. Students will learn about the pharmacological and physiological mechanisms of action of alcohol and other drugs causing physical dependency. Analytical thinking, writing, and analysis are emphasized. Lecture. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

BIOL 365 Human Physiology Part A

(Same as HESC 365.)

BIOL 366 Human Physiology Part B

(Same as HESC 366.)

BIOL 366L Human Physiology Part B Lab

(Same as HESC 366L.)

BIOL 401 Cancer Biology

(Same as BCHM 401.) Prerequisites, BIOL 208, 208L, BCHM 335, 335L. Corequisite, BIOL 401L. This course is intended for upper level undergraduate students who are interested in biomedical topics. Building on the student’s knowledge of cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, and physiology, the discussion will begin with the process of cell transformation and continue on to the mechanisms of uncontrolled cell division, the interactions between tumor cells and the (micro)environment, and the “renegade behavior” of cancer cells in metastasis. These principal stages of cancer will be emphasized by discussing the molecular pathways underlying signal transduction, cellular energetics, inflammation, and angiogenesis. The course also offers some insight into more clinical aspects of cancer, including diagnosis, prognosis, therapy, and prediction to therapeutic intervention. Lecture, laboratory. (Offered every year.) 4 credits.

BIOL 401L Cancer Biology Laboratory

(Same as BCHM 401L.) Prerequisites, BIOL 208, 208L, BCHM 335, 335L. Corequisite, BIOL 401. The laboratory component features selected topics from the class, which offers a powerful real-life connection to the information discussed there. While the selection of topics is subject to change, they typically represent important aspects of cancer biology and are chosen from different areas of interest. These typically include genotypic and phenotypic analyses pertaining to aspects of cell proliferation, cell death, cell migration, and tumorigenicity, some of which are covered in depth in the lecture section of this course. Fee: $125. (Offered every year.) 0 credits.

BIOL 407 Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology

Prerequisites, BIOL 204, 204L. Anatomy and function of the human central nervous system with emphasis on sensory and motor pathways. Lecture. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

BIOL 410 Developmental Biology

Prerequisites, BIOL 204, 204L. Students explore recent advances in knowledge about how organisms develop from a single fertilized egg through various embryonic stages to an adult organism. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

BIOL 417 Microbiology

Prerequisites, BIOL 204, 204L, CHEM 230, 230L. Corequisite, BIOL 417L. Characterization and classification of organisms that constitute the microbial world (bacteria, viruses, protozoa, algae, fungi) with an emphasis on microbial physiology and cellular structure. The various roles of microorganisms in the environment and in disease are examined. Lecture, laboratory. (Offered spring semester.) 4 credits.

BIOL 417L Microbiology Lab

Prerequisites, BIOL 204, 204L, CHEM 230, 230L. Corequisite, BIOL 417. Lab component of BIOL 417. Fee: $75. (Offered spring semester.) 0 credits.

BIOL 436 Molecular Genetics

(Same as BCHM 436.) Prerequisites, BIOL 208, 208L, BCHM 335, 335L. Corequisite, BIOL 436L. Students will examine experimental approaches to issues in molecular biology using primary journal articles in conjunction to assigned textbook readings. Students will conduct laboratory exercises using advanced molecular biology techniques. Lecture, laboratory. (Offered spring semester.) 4 credits.

BIOL 436L Molecular Genetics Lab

(Same as BCHM 436L.) Prerequisites, BIOL 208, 208L, BCHM 335, 335L. Corequisite, BIOL 436. Lab component of BIOL 436. Fee: $75. (Offered spring semester.) 0 credits.

BIOL 437 BioMedical Informatics

(Same as CPSC 435.) Prerequisite, CPSC 230. Students are introduced to contemporary research topics in medical informatics, including computational techniques for the collection, management, retrieval, and analysis of biomedical data. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

BIOL 440 Marine Biology

Prerequisite, BIOL 205, 205L. Corequisite, BIOL 440L. Systematics, ecology, distribution of marine organisms. Lecture, laboratory. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 4 credits.

BIOL 440L Marine Biology Lab

Prerequisite, BIOL 205, 205L. Corequisite, BIOL 440. Lab component for BIOL 440. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 0 credits.

BIOL 450 Cell Biology

Prerequisites, BIOL 204, 204L, CHEM 230, 230L. Corequisite, BIOL 450L. An approach to cell biology considering ultrastructure, cell's extracellular matrix, cellular physiology, including signal transduction between extracellular environment and cellular structure. Lecture and laboratory. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 4 credits.

BIOL 450L Cell Biology Lab

Prerequisites, BIOL 204, 204L, CHEM 230, 230L. Corequisite, BIOL 450. Lab component for BIOL 450. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 0 credits.

BIOL 490 Independent Internship

Gain experience working in the field you think you might like to enter. P/NP. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) ½–3 credits.

BIOL 491 Student-Faculty Research/Creative Activity

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Students engage in independent, faculty-mentored scholarly research/creative activity in their discipline which develops fundamentally novel knowledge, content, and/or data. Topics or projects are chosen after discussions between student and instructor who agree upon objective and scope. P/NP or letter grade option with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

BIOL 494 Senior Research: Data Analysis and Presentation

Prerequisites, biological sciences major, senior standing, consent of instructor. A workshop-style course in which students are mentored through the analysis and presentation of their independent research project. Students will conduct a thorough literature review, conduct statistical analyses, develop or refine writing skills, and learn how to make an effective presentation. To be accepted into the course, students must submit a two-page proposal to the faculty of biological sciences during the preceding fall semester. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

BIOL 496 Seminars: Biology Lecture Series

A series of seminars presented by guest lecturers, designed around a current issue of importance in biology. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

BIOL 498 Capstone Course for Biological Sciences Majors

Prerequisites, MATH 303, biological sciences major, senior standing, consent of instructor. A seminar course will be run according to the NSF-sponsored CREATE (consider, read, elucidate the hypotheses, analyze and interpret the data, and think of the next experiment). This class will use a guided analysis of a series of journal articles produced sequentially from a single lab or a series of papers from different labs focused on a single line of research to highlight the evolution of a research topic over a long period of time. Students will break down information from the paper and reassemble it into individual experiments as well as critically interpret the data. At the end of the semester, each student will write their own mini NSF grant proposal. The topic for discussion will vary from semester so that students can choose the capstone class most interesting to them. Lecture (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

BIOL 499 Individual Study

Prerequisites, 3.000 average in biology courses, consent of instructor. Independent research/study in many different aspects of biology, from cell and molecular biology to organismal biology and field studies. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) ½–6 credits.

Course Descriptions – Chemistry

CHEM 101 Chemistry of Life

A course for non-science majors. Lectures cover organic chemistry and biochemistry with immediate application to students’ everyday lives with a local and global perspective. Topics include the chemical principles behind the molecular components of the human body, the oxygen-containing organic compounds we drink, taste and smell, fossil fuel power sources, human energy sources carbohydrates, fats and oils, and other chemicals in our bodies and environment (vitamins, hormones, pesticides, food additives, clothing polymers). Lecture. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

CHEM 105 Chemistry of Environmental Issues

A course for non-science majors. The goal of this course is to provide non-science majors with a science background that will enable them to critically evaluate environmental issues as they are presented in mainstream media. Lectures cover the basic chemistry related to air pollution, global warming, ozone depletion, energy resources (e.g., fossil vs. alternative fuels), and water quality. Lecture. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

CHEM 129 Experimental Course

This course is designed to provide additional opportunities to explore experimental areas and subjects of special interest. May be repeatable for credit if course topic is different. (Offered as needed.) 1–4 credits.

CHEM 140 General Chemistry I

Corequisite, CHEM 140L, or previous credit for CHEM 140L. Introduction to fundamental concepts in chemistry: atomic and molecular structure, periodic table, stoichiometry, chemical bonding, equations and reactions, and kinetic theory of gases. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

CHEM 140L General Chemistry I Laboratory

Corequisite, CHEM 140. Laboratory component taken with General Chemistry I. Fee: $75. (Offered fall semester.) 1 credits.

CHEM 150 General Chemistry II

Prerequisites, CHEM 140, 140L. Corequisite, CHEM 150L, or previous credit for CHEM 150L. This is a continuation of general chemistry I. It features thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, kinetics, solids and liquids, electrochemistry, etc. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

CHEM 150L General Chemistry II Laboratory

Prerequisites, CHEM 140, 140L. Corequisite, CHEM 150. Laboratory component taken with General Chemistry II. Fee: $75. (Offered spring semester.) 1 credits.

CHEM 229 Experimental Course

(Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

CHEM 230 Organic Chemistry I

Prerequisites, CHEM 150, 150L, Corequisite, CHEM 230L. Characteristic alkane, alkene, alkyl halide, and alcohol compounds are discussed with reference to theories, nomenclature, principle reactions, preparations, and spectroscopy. Lecture, laboratory. (Offered fall semester.) 4 credits.

CHEM 230L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory

Prerequisites, CHEM 150, 150L. Corequisite, CHEM 230. Lab component for CHEM 230. Fee: $75. (Offered fall semester.) 0 credits.

CHEM 234 Drugs Rx Us

For non-science majors. Drugs Rx Us is an introduction to drugs which have a large social impact on society. This course provides basic information about drug sources, history, and politics, but mostly drug actions in the body, side effects, medical uses, toxic effects, and abuse potential. (Offered interterm, alternate years.) 3 credits.

CHEM 291 Student-Faculty Research/Creative Activity

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Students engage in independent, faculty-mentored scholarly research/creative activity in their discipline which develops fundamentally novel knowledge, content, and/or data. Topics or projects are chosen after discussions between student and instructor who agree upon objective and scope. P/NP or letter grade option with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

CHEM 299 Chemistry Research

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. For freshmen or sophomores. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

CHEM 301 Inorganic Chemistry

Prerequisites, CHEM 140, 150, or consent of instructor. Fundamental concepts of inorganic chemistry, emphasis on atomic and molecular structure. Periodic table, chemical bonds, chemical reactions explained in terms of fundamental atomic and molecular structure, descriptive chemistry. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

CHEM 302 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

Prerequisites, CHEM 140, 150, or equivalent. Corequisite, CHEM 301. CHEM 302 is the inorganic chemistry laboratory course for CHEM 301. Experiments in inorganic chemistry laboratory techniques and inorganic syntheses. Laboratory. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 1 credit.

CHEM 310 Analytical Chemistry I

Prerequisite, CHEM 150. Corequisite, CHEM 310L. Gravimetric, volumetric and introductory instrumental analysis techniques and related theory with particular emphasis on the statistical analysis of data, sample collection, and sample preparation. Lecture, laboratory. (Offered fall semester.) 4 credits.

CHEM 310L Analytical Chemistry I Laboratory

Prerequisite, CHEM 150. Corequisite, CHEM 310. Lab component to CHEM 310. (Offered fall semester.) 0 credits.

CHEM 325 Atmospheric Chemistry

Prerequisites, CHEM 331, 340. This course will cover the important atmospheric chemistry of both the troposphere and stratosphere. Students will be introduced to the atmosphere, its structure, physical properties and the principles that govern its chemistry before moving on to look at more detailed chemistry, both heterogeneous and homogeneous, of the troposphere and stratosphere. The relationships between atmospheric chemistry and physical climate will be examined. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

CHEM 326 Aquatic Chemistry

Prerequisites, CHEM 331, 340. The study of natural water chemistry: a foundation in general principles and selected advanced topics. Special emphasis is given to chemical thermodynamics, redox processes, photochemistry, heterogeneous interactions, and kinetics. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

CHEM 327 Environmental Geochemistry

Prerequisites, CHEM 331, 340. The field of environmental geochemistry involves the study of the sources, reactions, transport, effects, and fates of chemical species in the near-surface, low-temperature environment. Students will study a wide range of interactions between minerals, rocks, and water at the earths surface that have implications on a number of environmental issues including acid mine drainage, groundwater and surface water contamination, hazardous waste management, and natural resource exploration/use. Lecture. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

CHEM 329 Experimental Course

(Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

CHEM 331 Organic Chemistry II

Prerequisites, CHEM 230, 230L. Corequisite, CHEM 331L. Students build upon the fundamentals learned in CHEM 230, 230L studying organic chemistry and spectroscopic analysis of carbonyl compounds, aromatic compounds, amines, biomolecules, and electrocyclic reactions. There is an emphasis on synthetic organic chemistry in CHEM 331, 331L. Lecture, laboratory. (Offered spring semester.) 4 credits.

CHEM 331L Organic Chemistry II Laboratory

Prerequisites, CHEM 230, 230L. Corequisite, CHEM 331. CHEM 331/331L is the second semester of a two-semester (one year) course in organic chemistry; a continuation of learning some of the fundamentals of organic chemistry. Topics of discussion will again be structure and properties of organic compounds, with additional functional groups, nomenclature, stereochemistry, and spectroscopic methods of analysis. There will be an emphasis on the relationship between structure and functionality in organic compounds and the mechanisms for organic reactions. Synthetic organic chemistry will be an important part of this course. Fee: $75. (Offered spring semester.) 0 credits.

CHEM 340 Physical Chemistry I

Prerequisites, PHYS 102, MATH 111, CHEM 150. Corequisite, CHEM 340L. Quantum mechanics, atomic and molecular structure, spectroscopy, and photochemistry. Lecture, laboratory. (Offered fall semester.) 4 credits.

CHEM 340L Physical Chemistry I Laboratory

Prerequisites, PHYS 102, MATH 111, CHEM 150. Corequisite, CHEM 340. Lab component of CHEM 340. (Offered fall semester.) 0 credits.

CHEM 411 Analytical Chemistry II

Prerequisites, CHEM 331, 340. Corequisite, CHEM 411L. Scientists have an impressive and growing array of powerful and elegant instruments for gathering qualitative and quantitative information about the composition of matter. The goal of this course is to teach students how to choose and use modern instrumentation correctly and efficiently. Students will learn the basic principles of operation of modern instrumentation, the components and configurations of current instruments, applications of instruments and strengths and weakness of different instrumental methods. The course will focus on spectroscopic methods of analysis. Students will get hands on experience using modern instruments in the laboratory. (Offered spring semester.) 4 credits.

CHEM 411L Analytical Chemistry II Laboratory

Prerequisites, CHEM 331, 340. Corequisite, CHEM 411. (Offered spring semester.) 0 credits.

CHEM 429 Experimental Course

(Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

CHEM 432 Advanced Organic Chemistry

Prerequisite, CHEM 331. Students learn modern methods of organic synthesis and apply these by examining the total synthesis of organic compounds isolated from natural sources, some of which demonstrate medicinal properties. Lecture. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

CHEM 441 Physical Chemistry II

Prerequisite, CHEM 340. Corequisite, CHEM 441L. Thermodynamics, thermochemistry, reaction kinetics, liquid and gaseous states, reaction equilibrium, phase equilibrium, surface chemistry, electrochemistry, statistical mechanics. (Offered spring semester.) 4 credits.

CHEM 441L Physical Chemistry II Laboratory

Prerequisite, CHEM 340. Corequisite, CHEM 441. Lab component of CHEM 441. (Offered spring semester.) 0 credits.

CHEM 450 Selected Advanced Topics in Chemistry

Prerequisites, depends on topics offered. Study of advanced topics including qualitative organic analysis, advanced organic chemistry, medical pharmacology, radiochemistry, polymer chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, group theory and spectroscopy, and toxicology. Lecture. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

CHEM 490 Independent Internship

P/NP. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

CHEM 491 Student-Faculty Research/Creative Activity

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Students engage in independent, faculty-mentored scholarly research/creative activity in their discipline which develops fundamentally novel knowledge, content, and/or data. Topics or projects are chosen after discussions between student and instructor who agree upon objective and scope. P/NP or letter grade option with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

CHEM 499 Individual Study

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

Course Descriptions – Computer Science

CPSC 229 Experimental Course

May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

CPSC 230 Computer Science I

Prerequisite, MATH 104, or equivalent. Students are introduced to problem–solving methods and algorithm development through an interactive and easy–to–learn programming language, Python. This course is scheduled in a computer classroom where lectures and practical work are seamlessly integrated. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

CPSC 231 Computer Science II

Prerequisite, CPSC 230, or equivalent. This course is a comprehensive study of object-oriented computing with a mainstream programming language, Java. The course introduces the principal features of the language with a focus on object-oriented development, code reuse, and large program structure. The course also covers advance topics such as concurrency and graphical user interfaces. This course is scheduled in a computer classroom where lectures and practical work are seamlessly integrated. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

CPSC 236 Visual Programming

Prerequisite, CPSC 230. Students learn the essentials of visual programming language such as C# or Visual Basic. Emphasis is placed on using controls to build graphical user interfaces. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

CPSC 242 Introduction to the Game Industry

Students learn the history of electronic games and gaming platforms, the development cycle of electronic games, the roles and responsibilities of the members of a game production team, and the roles of interface design, mathematics, artificial intelligence and storytelling in game development. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

CPSC 244 Level Design I

Prerequisites, CPSC 230, 242. Students learn to create interactive simulation software through the use and programming of a professional level editor with an emphasis on scripting techniques. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

CPSC 250 Computer Systems and Assembly Language Programming

Prerequisite, CPSC 231, or equivalent. Students learn basic programming and program structure in an assembly language and gain experience with machine language and instructions, execution, addressing and representation of data, macros, subroutines, linkages, and recursive routines. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

CPSC 260 Introduction to Robotics

Prerequisite, CPSC 230. Students learn how to program a robot to interact with the environment via light, sonar, rotation, and touch sensors. Students will also learn the physics of translational motion, rotational motion, and forces as applied to the study of robotics, as well as basic engineering concepts. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

CPSC 285 Social Issues in Computing

Prerequisite, CPSC 230. This course considers a range of ethical and social issues related to the effects of computers on how we live, focusing on broad social issues as well as individual responsibilities. Privacy and intellectual property (e.g. P2P downloading), software licenses, software reliability, and risks. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

CPSC 290 Independent Internship

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. P/NP. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) ½–6 credits.

CPSC 291 Student-Faculty Research/Creative Activity

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Students engage in independent, faculty-mentored scholarly research/creative activity in their discipline which develops fundamentally novel knowledge, content, and/or data. Topics or projects are chosen after discussions between student and instructor who agree upon objective and scope. P/NP or letter grade option with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

CPSC 299 Individual Study

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–6 credits.

CPSC 329 Experimental Course

Prerequisite, CPSC 231. Computer Science experimental courses are designed to offer additional opportunities to explore areas and subjects of special interest. Course titles, prerequisites, and credits may vary. Some courses require student lab fees. Specific course details will be listed in the course schedule. May be repeated for credit if the topic is different. Fee: TBD. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

CPSC 330 Digital Logic Design I

(Same as PHYS 330.) Prerequisite, MATH 250. Corequisite, CPSC 330L. Students learn the fundamental principles and practice of digital logic. The course covers binary numbers and arithmetic. Students study Boolean algebra as a method of reasoning about sequential circuits including truth tables and Karnaugh maps, logic minimization, gates and flipflops, sequential logic, and combinatorial logic. The course requires one hour of supervised work in a laboratory in addition to three hours per week of lecture. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

CPSC 330L Lab - Digital Logic Design I

(Same as PHYS 330L.) Prerequisite, MATH 250. Corequisite, CPSC 330. Laboratory component of CPSC 330. (Offered spring semester.) 1 credits.

CPSC 340 Game Development

Prerequisites, CPSC 244, and CPSC 231, or 236. Game Development covers programming techniques for writing a broad range of computer video games including 2D arcade style, isometric, 3D and networked games. Students will learn to program with a professional game development engine. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

CPSC 344 Level Design II

Prerequisite, CPSC 244. Students learn to create interactive simulation software through the use and programming of professional game design software with a focus on 3-D rendering and advanced AI Scripting. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

CPSC 348 Software Engineering

Prerequisite, CPSC 231, or 236. Students study the system development life cycle. The emphasis is on software design, from requirements elicitation to detailed design with UML and implementation/testing with standard tools. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

CPSC 350 Data Structures and Algorithms

Prerequisite, CPSC 231. Students study core data structures and algorithms, such as arrays, stacks, lists, queues, trees, hash tables, graphs; search and sort. Students engage on projects that involve individually chosen advanced data structures and algorithms. The focus is on applications of data structures and algorithms, utilization of existing practical data sets, and performance trade-offs. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

CPSC 351 Computer Architecture I

Prerequisites, CPSC 250, 330. Students learn the organization and structure of the major hardware components of computers to understand the mechanics of information transfer and control within a digital computer system and the fundamentals of logic design. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

CPSC 352 Computer Architecture II

Prerequisite, CPSC 351. Topics include the design and analysis of instruction set processors, memory management, multi-processors, and networks. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

CPSC 353 Data Communications and Computer Networks

Prerequisite, CPSC 231. Students explore the principles and techniques of data communications and give special emphasis to networks and distributed systems. The I.S.O. Reference Model for open systems interconnection will be investigated and the function and operation of each protocol layer analyzed in detail. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

CPSC 354 Programming Languages

Prerequisite, CPSC 350. Students develop an understanding of the organization and design of programming languages through a comparative study of fundamental language structures. Students engage on semester-long projects that involve individually chosen programming languages and applications. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

CPSC 355 Human Computer Interaction

Prerequisite, CPSC 231. Students study the foundations of human-interaction, with emphasis on user-centered design methodologies. Topics such as usability, human factors, user studies, and multi-model interfaces will be explored, and the theory put into practice through programming projects that develop graphical user interfaces and applications for the Android or iPhone/iPad. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

CPSC 360 Computer Graphics

Prerequisites, MATH 211, 250, CPSC 231. The fundamental concepts of graphics software, hardware, and standards are examined. The course gives special emphasis to three–dimensional graphics and provides an introduction to graphical user interfaces. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

CPSC 366 Digital Logic Design II

Prerequisites, MATH 251, CPSC 330. The course introduces combinational and sequential logic circuits, including decoders, multiplexers, flip–flops, arithmetic circuits, and implementations of finite state machines using hardware design languages and FPGA boards. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

CPSC 370 Topics in Computer Science

May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

CPSC 380 Operating Systems

Prerequisites, CPSC 350, 351. The course emphasizes the major principles of operating system design and the interrelationship between the operating system and the hardware. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

CPSC 390 Artificial Intelligence

Prerequisites, MATH 250, CPSC 350. Students study the tools, techniques, and applications of artificial intelligence. Students will be introduced to the programming techniques utilized in artificial intelligence applications. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

CPSC 392 Introduction to Data Science

Prerequisite, CPSC 350. This course provides a survey of algorithms, tools, and techniques for computing with Big Data. Students will be exposed to fundamental concepts in data mining, machine learning, and information retrieval systems, with special emphasis on statistical techniques for data visualization and analysis. Recent advances in high performance computing, such as map-reduce, will be presented in the context of Big Data. Students will apply data mining algorithms to data sets from biology, chemistry, social media, and industry. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

CPSC 399 Individual Study

May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

CPSC 402 Compiler Construction

Prerequisites, MATH 250, CPSC 350, 354. Students examine techniques involved in the analysis and interpretation of source–language statements and the generation of object code. Students analyze and modify a functional object-oriented compiler. Students engage on semester-long projects that involve the design and implementation of individually chosen languages features. Working knowledge of the Java programming language is required. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

CPSC 406 Algorithm Analysis

Prerequisites, MATH 250, CPSC 350. Students study ideas and techniques useful for designing and analyzing data structures and algorithms. In particular, the analytic tools needed for analyzing upper bounds for algorithms and lower bounds for problems will be covered. Problem areas include sorting, graph–based problems, dynamic programming, combinatorial algorithms, computational geometry, encryption, parallel and distributed models, and NP–completeness. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

CPSC 408 Database Management

Prerequisites, CPSC 231, 236. Students learn data management concepts and the representation and structure of data in the context of applications and system software. The emphasis is on design of databases and developing applications in a clientserver environment using SQL as the query language. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

CPSC 430 Computational Economics

(Same as CS 531, MGSC 530.) Prerequisites, MATH 110, and CPSC 230, or 236, or consent of instructor. This course will introduce students to the computational tools required to understand electronic exchange systems and implement economic experiments. Students will be required to become familiar with numerical analysis, computer simulation and programming of experiments. (Offered every year.) 4 credits.

CPSC 435 BioMedical Informatics

(Same as BIOL 437, CS 635.)

CPSC 440 Collaborative Game Development

Prerequisite, CPSC 340. This is a capstone project course in which students design and develop games in collaborative projects. Working with faculty and visiting industry experts, students propose a concept for a computer game or applied interactive simulation, developing that concept over the course of the semester through several stages of specification and prototyping. Final prototypes are entered in a competition at the end of the course whose jury may include representatives from game and simulation development companies. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

CPSC 445 High Performance Computing

Prerequisite, CPSC 350, or consent of instructor. The course introduces students to parallel computing architectures and programming models. Students learn and practice parallel programming techniques using shared memory and message passing. Course topics include parallel computing fundamentals, Unix and C, shared memory parallel computing (with OpenMP), message passing parallel computing (with MPI), parallel performance evaluation, and multilevel parallel computing (with OpenMP and MPI combined). (Offered alternate years.) 3 credits.

CPSC 453 Network Implementation and Security

Prerequisite, CPSC 353. Students explore the principles and techniques for implementing TCP/IP based networks using Microsoft Windows and Linux servers and clients, including the skills to configure, customize, optimize, troubleshoot, and integrate networks. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

CPSC 458 Web Engineering

Prerequisites, CPSC 350, 408. Students explore the principles and techniques for developing and managing web applications using HTML5, CSS and JavaScript, as well as other web development frameworks such as Ruby on Rails. Students will acquire skills to develop, install, configure, customize, optimize, and troubleshoot web applications. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

CPSC 465 Integrated Circuit Design I

Prerequisites, MATH 211, CPSC 366. Recommended, PHYS 102. This course introduces the student to circuit analysis, including transient and sinusoidal steady–state analysis, complex frequency, and Bode plots. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

CPSC 466 Integrated Circuit Design II

Prerequisites, CPSC 330, 465. Recommended, PHYS 102. The course integrates theoretical and functional ideas from Digital Logic II with the physical electronics covered in Integrated Circuit Design I toward the design of real–world integrated circuits. The course also introduces the student to VLSI CAD tools for physical design. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

CPSC 490 Independent Internship

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. P/NP. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) ½–6 credits.

CPSC 491 Student-Faculty Research/Creative Activity

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Students engage in independent, faculty-mentored scholarly research/creative activity in their discipline which develops fundamentally novel knowledge, content, and/or data. Topics or projects are chosen after discussions between student and instructor who agree upon objective and scope. P/NP or letter grade option with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

CPSC 498 Senior Project

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

CPSC 499 Individual Study

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–6 credits.

Course Descriptions – Environmental Science

ENV 101 Introduction to Environmental Science

Environmental science is an applied, interdisciplinary field focused on understanding environmental problems and proposing viable solutions. Course is designed to develop skills to analyze causes of environmental problems and their potential solutions from a primarily natural science perspective. Intended for ENV majors and minors. Lecture. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

ENV 102 Introduction to Environmental Policy

The historical, theoretical and philosophical foundations of environmentalism in the United States. Course provides an overview of environmental thought, the conservation and environmental movements, and introduces the student to different policy responses to historical and contemporary environmental challenges. Intended for Environmental Science and Policy majors. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

ENV 103 Introduction to Earth Systems

Introduction to fundamental physical and scientific principles that govern the four subsystems (lithosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and atmosphere) of the larger Earth System. Course emphasizes how these systems and their interactions are important for understanding the Earth processes, environmental change, and impacts on the Earth’s resources. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

ENV 111 Physical Geology

Corequisite, ENV 111L. Introduction to the primary geologic principles and processes of our planet. Topics include the structure and history of the earth, the unifying theory of plate tectonics, earth materials, the rock cycle, volcanoes, earthquakes, and the hydrologic cycle. The laboratory emphasizes hands on experiments involving scientific problems-solving and an introduction to some of the tools and techniques used by geologists today. Lecture, laboratory. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

ENV 111L Physical Geology Laboratory

Corequisite, ENV 111. Lab component to ENV 111. (Offered fall semester.) 1 credit.

ENV 112 Introduction to Hazards and Global and Environmental Change

Students are introduced to global climate change and hazards. Different types of natural hazards such as Earthquakes, Hurricanes and Dust Storms and resultant impacts worldwide are discussed. Rock, Hydrological, Tectonic and Bio-geochemical cycles are discussed along with the plate tectonics and continental drift theories and the fundamentals of understanding natural hazards. Connection of global climate change to hazards and conclusions of how societies may face them will be drawn. Remote Sensing, Satellite technology and modeling will also be introduced as important tools in studying global climate change and related hazards. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

ENV 199 Individual Study

Faculty consent required. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

ENV 205 Seminar Series

Students will focus on an integrated understanding of environmental science and policy issues through attendance at weekly seminars where faculty, students, and outside speakers present their work on environmental issues and through critical discussions and evaluation of assigned readings in the primary literature. P/NP. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 1 credit.

ENV 227 Darwin and the Galapagos

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Students learn about the environmental uniqueness of the Galapagos Islands and how Charles Darwin's observations in this “living laboratory” led to a theory of evolution by natural selection, considered one of the major breakthroughs in scientific thought. Students participate in a required field trip to the Galapagos Islands (Ecuador) to observe first–hand the biodiversity that Darwin saw. Fee: TBD. (Offered interterm and summer as needed.) 4 credits.

ENV 291 Student-Faculty Research/Creative Activity

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Students engage in independent, faculty-mentored scholarly research/creative activity in their discipline which develops fundamentally novel knowledge, content, and/or data. Topics or projects are chosen after discussions between student and instructor who agree upon objective and scope. P/NP or letter grade option with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

ENV 299 Individual Study

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. For freshmen and sophomores. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–6 credits.

ENV 301 Environmental Geology

Prerequisites, ENV 111, 111L, or 112. A study of the environmental implications of geological processes as they relate to human interactions. Topics include natural disasters, water issues, mineral and energy resources, and metal contamination. Lecture and optional weekend field trips. (Offered alternate years.) 3 credits.

ENV 310 Geographic Information Systems

Corequisite, ENV 310L. Structure, concepts, and application of geographic information systems (GIS): computer–based systems designed to process large spatial databases. Productive use of GIS in physical and social sciences, environmental management, and regional planning is investigated through applied exercises and problems. Lecture. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

ENV 310L Geographic Information Systems Lab

Corequisite, ENV 310. Structure, concepts, and application of geographic information systems (GIS): computer–based systems designed to process large spatial databases. Productive use of GIS in physical and social sciences, environmental management, and regional planning is investigated through applied exercises and problems. (Offered as needed.) 1 credit.

ENV 330 Environmental Problem Solving: Energy and Matter Flow

Prerequisites, ENV 101, PHYS 107, CHEM 150, BIOL 205. An exploration of how simple mathematical methods can be used to understand the influence of human and environmental factors on the flux of energy and matter. The course covers box models, thermodynamics and energy transfer, chemical equilibrium theory, biogeochemistry, and climatology in the context of global change. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

ENV 420 Environmental Hydrology

Prerequisite, ENV 101, or 111. A qualitative overview of the occurrence, distribution, quality, and movement of water in the environment; introduction to quantitative methods for analyzing hydrologic processes. Weekend field trip required. Lecture. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

ENV 490 Independent Internship

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. P/NP. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

ENV 491 Student-Faculty Research/Creative Activity

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Students engage in independent, faculty-mentored scholarly research/creative activity in their discipline which develops fundamentally novel knowledge, content, and/or data. Topics or projects are chosen after discussions between student and instructor who agree upon objective and scope. P/NP or letter grade option with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

ENV 498 Environmental Problem Solving: Senior Capstone and Seminar

Prerequisites, ENV 310, 330, POSC 374. Interdisciplinary exploration of the scientific, social and economic issues associated with a specific local environmental problem. Students from the three tracks (Ecology/Earth Systems and Policy) will identify a local environmental issue and work together to produce a proposed solution by the end of the semester. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

ENV 499 Individual Study

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. For juniors or seniors. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

Course Descriptions – Food Science and Nutrition

FSN 120 Introduction to Food Science

An overview of the interactions among basic disciplines of science and technology which are integrated into the development of more wholesome, stable, and nutritious food products. General principles are stressed using examples which demonstrate the progression of raw agricultural commodities through the integrated technologies which result in commercial food products. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

FSN 200 Human Nutrition

Introduce students to basic concepts in nutrition such as nutrients, nutrient sources, and metabolism. Human nutritional requirements during various stages of life as well as their connection to various diseases will be explored. Discussions will center on facts and fictions about diets, health foods, and food labeling. Some sections may be restricted to majors/minors in the course schedule. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

FSN 201 International Nutrition: The World Food Crisis

Contemporary nutritional issues affecting the world. Social, cultural, political, economic, and scientific aspects of world food problems are examined. Nutritional deficiencies affecting various world regions and the role of international agencies are covered. Students learn about food production and food supplementation programs, and examine possible solutions for the future. Lecture. (Offered every year.) 3 credits.

FSN 322 Community Nutrition

Prerequisite, FSN 200. Study of the roles and resources of community/public health nutrition professionals promoting wellness in the community. Assessment of community nutritional needs, and planning, implementing and evaluating nutrition education programs for various age groups under different socio-economic conditions. The legislative process, health care insurance industry, and domestic food assistance programs will also be covered. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

FSN 338 Nutrition and Human Performance

Prerequisite, FSN 200. Designed to provide an in–depth view of nutrition, metabolism, and human performance. Ergogenic aids, blood doping, and nutritional needs of the athlete are emphasized. The methodologies and current topics in nutrition and human performance are evaluated. Mechanisms of nutrition are presented to better understand the cause-and-effect relationships of human nutrition. Lecture. (Offered alternate years.) 3 credits.

FSN 339 Lifecycle and Clinical Nutrition

Prerequisite, FSN 200. The human body has different nutrient requirements at different times during the life cycle and when in a disease state. Students explore the physiological changes, adaptations, and stresses that affect nutritional status and explain the influence of dietary practices in maximum growth, maintenance, and health. Nutrition counseling and diet analyses are included. Lecture. (Offered alternate years.) 3 credits.

FSN 429 Experimental Course

Prerequisite, junior standing. Experimental courses are designed to offer additional opportunities to explore areas and subjects of special interest. Course titles, prerequisites, and credits may vary. Some courses require student lab fees. May be repeated for credit, if course topic is different. (Offered as needed.) 1–4 credits.

FSN 443 Medical Nutrition Therapy

Prerequisite, FSN 200. This course is designed to increase the students' knowledge of the pathophysiology of various disease states. Principles of dietary management as a preventative and therapeutic tool in health care will be emphasized during various physiologic changes such as disease, metabolic alterations, and stress. Students will learn how to modify the normal diet for the prevention and treatment of diseases. (Offered alternate years.) 3 credits.

FSN 490 Independent Internship

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Appropriate work experience without pay. Ten hours per week for three credits. P/NP. May be repeatable for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

FSN 499 Individual Study

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Selected undergraduate research projects involving either literature studies or laboratory research which develop new information, correlations, concepts or data. Topics or projects are chosen after discussions between student and instructor who agree upon objective and scope. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

Course Descriptions – Mathematics

MATH 098 Elementary Algebra

This course is designed to fill the needs of those students whose mathematical training is not sufficient to meet the prerequisites of college level courses requiring mathematical skills. Topics include the basic arithmetic operations, solving of linear equations and inequalities, graphing and linear systems, exponents and polynomials, factoring, and rational expression operations. P/NP. (Offered every semester.) 3 non-degree credits.

MATH 099 Intermediate Algebra

Prerequisite, MATH 098. This course is designed to fill the needs of those students whose mathematical training is not sufficient to meet the prerequisites of college level courses requiring mathematical skills. Topics include  equations with absolute values, compound inequalities, inequalities involving absolute value, the slope of a line, the equation of a line, the concept of a function, composition of functions, rational exponents and roots, quadratic functions, and quadratic equations. P/NP. (Offered every semester.) 3 non-degree credits.

MATH 104 Pre-Calculus Mathematics

Prerequisite, MATH 099, or appropriate placement exam score. Topics include functions and graphs, linear, quadratic, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, analytic trigonometry, and inverse trigonometric functions. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

MATH 110 Single Variable Calculus I

Prerequisite, MATH 104, or equivalent. Corequisite, MATH 110L. Students study single variable functions, limits and continuity, differentiation, applications of derivatives (approximations, curve plotting, related rates, optimization), antiderivatives, the definite integral, and applications. The course includes one hour per week of laboratory work in addition to the three hours per week of lecture. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

MATH 110L Single Variable Calculus I Lab

Prerequisite, MATH 104, or equivalent. Corequisite, MATH 110. Students reinforce their understanding of the principles of calculus which they learn concurrently in the MATH 110 lecture. Students also learn the use of computational tools to deepen their understanding and extend the range of problems that they can solve. (Offered every semester.) 0 credits.

MATH 111 Single Variable Calculus II

Prerequisite, MATH 110. Corequisite, MATH 111L. Further techniques and applications of integration, transcendental functions, analytic geometry in two dimensions, polar coordinates, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. The course includes one hour per week of laboratory work in addition to the three hours per week of lecture. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

MATH 111L Single Variable Calculus II Lab

Prerequisite, MATH 110. Corequisite, MATH 111. Students reinforce their understanding of the principles of calculus which they learn concurrently in the MATH 111 lecture. Students also learn the use of computational tools to deepen their understanding and extend the range of problems that they can solve. (Offered every semester.) 0 credits.

MATH 120 Introduction to Cryptography: The Mathematics of Privacy

Prerequisite, MATH 099. The course introduces students to the underlying theory and current practice of cryptography with a strong emphasis on the necessary mathematical and computations ideas that provide fundamental building blocks for a meeting strong cryptographic standards. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

MATH 199 Individual Study

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–6 credits.

MATH 203 Introduction to Statistics

Prerequisite, MATH 099, or equivalent. Students study the design of experiments, descriptive statistics, analysis of data, parametric and non-parametric statistics, correlation and regression, probability, sampling, and tests of significance. Examples from the social sciences and the natural sciences are used to illustrate the concepts. The course is taught in a computer classroom in which students will learn how to use statistical software. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

MATH 208 Foundations of Geometry

Prerequisite, MATH 099, or equivalent. This course provides student with notions of Euclidian and non–Euclidian geometries, systems of axioms and geometric models, classical theorems, and geometric transformations. The main objective of this course is to provide students with a solid understanding of the history, development, and philosophical significance of Geometry in the context of its rigorous mathematical foundations. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

MATH 210 Multivariable Calculus

Prerequisite, MATH 111. Students learn the calculus of functions of two or more variables and of vector–valued functions as well as multiple integrals and integration in vector fields. (Offered every year.) 3 credits.

MATH 211 Linear Algebra

Prerequisite, MATH 111. Students study vector spaces, linear transformations, matrices, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

MATH 229 Experimental Course

May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

MATH 250 Discrete Mathematics I

Prerequisite, MATH 104, or equivalent. This course provides the student with an introduction to the fundamental mathematics of discrete phenomena and computation. This is a key course in the CPSC curriculum as it provides the theoretical background needed for many upper-division courses including Data Structures (combinatorics, formal languages), Logic Design (Boolean algebras, number representation) and Integrated Circuit Design (automata theory, finite state minimization, graph layout). (Offered every year.) 3 credits.

MATH 251 Discrete Mathematics II

Prerequisite, MATH 250. This course covers binary relations with applications to ordered sets, graphs, trees and sorting, followed by topics on Boolean algebras, basic digital circuits, formal languages, and finite state automata. It provides the background and computational tools needed for handling discrete mathematical structures that are used in many applications such as artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, and data mining. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

MATH 260 Number Theory

Prerequisite, MATH 111, or equivalent. This course covers the ring of integers, divisibility, prime numbers and factorization, number–theoretic functions such as the Moebius function and the Euler function, congruences, Moebius inversion, perfect numbers, Diophantine equations, and quadratic residues. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

MATH 270 Computational Mathematics Tools

Prerequisite, MATH 111, or 250, or consent of instructor. In the first part of this course, students will learn LaTeX, a scientific document preparation system, and how to produce high quality mathematical documents with typeset formulas and proofs. The middle part of this course introduces students to computer algebra systems, with an emphasis on the open source system Sage, and mathematical programming in Sage/Python. The third part of this course is designed to give students experience with the Matlab programming language. Matlab is used for scientific applications involving images, sound, and other signals. (Offered alternate years.) 3 credits.

MATH 280 Mathematics Tutoring

Prerequisite, MATH 104, or equivalent. The course will provide an exploration of the theory and practice of math peer tutoring and will provide training in the knowledge and fundamental skills useful to math tutors. Through readings, lectures, class discussions, group work, and activities, students will be introduced to the academic and personal skills that characterize effective tutors. The course will provide an introduction to contemporary learning theories and learning enhancement techniques and will assist students in developing appropriate applications to individual and group learning situations. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

MATH 290 Independent Internship

May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–6 credits.

MATH 299 Individual Study

May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–6 credits.

MATH 303 Biostatistics

Prerequisite, MATH 104. This course will provide you with a comprehensive introduction to various statistical methods with emphasis on applications in Biology, Medicine and Public Health. Main concepts such as sampling distributions, contingency tables, linear, logistic and survival analysis will be studied from a more mathematically solid viewpoint. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

MATH 310 History of Mathematics

Prerequisite, MATH 110. Chronological study of the development of mathematics. Emphasis on the solution of selected mathematical problems associated with historical periods. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

MATH 350 Differential Equations

Prerequisite, MATH 211. This course covers first-order differential equations, linear equations of higher order, introduction to systems of differential equations, linear systems of differential equations, and Laplace transform methods. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

MATH 360 Probability Theory

Prerequisite, MATH 210. This course introduces the fundamental concepts of probability theory. Topics include counting techniques, probability, conditional probability, Bayes theorem, multivariate distributions, discrete and continuous probability distributions, functions of random variables, marginal distributions, Central Limit Theorem, and sampling distributions. This course is a prerequisite for Mathematical Statistics. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

MATH 361 Mathematical Statistics

Prerequisite, MATH 360. This course introduces the fundamental concepts in statistics. Topics include modes of convergence, maximum likelihood, UMVUE, Rao-Kramer theorem, sufficiency and completeness, Lehmann-Scheffe theorem, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, generalized likelihood ratio test, tests for genetic association, contingency tables, and linear models. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

MATH 370 Special Topics in Mathematics

May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

MATH 380 Introduction to Abstract Algebra

Prerequisite, MATH 250. A first course on algebraic structures, including semigroups, monoids and groups, with many examples, some basic concepts and results about these structures (subalgebras, homomorphisms, Cayle's theorem, Langrange's Theorem, isomorphism theorems, modular arithmetic) and applications to error-correcting codes, and cryptography. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

MATH 390 Introduction to Differential Geometry

Prerequisite, MATH 210. Students will learn elements of elementary Differential Geometry. They will study the classification of curves and surfaces in the Euclidean Space, as well as enter the world of abstract surfaces. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

MATH 399 Individual Study

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. (Offered as needed.) ½–6 credits.

MATH 440 Topology

Prerequisite, MATH 211. Topology studies the general concept of continuity and properties of spaces that are preserved by continuous functions. Important topics include: Construction of topological spaces and continuous functions, nets and filters, density, connectedness, compactness, metrizable spaces, Tychonoff's Theorem, separation axioms especially Hausdorff separation, Scott topologies, and sober spaces. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

MATH 450 Real Analysis

Prerequisite, MATH 210. A course in advanced calculus and real analysis. Properties of the real number system, sequences and series of real numbers, the Heine-Borel and Bolzano-Weierstrass Theorems, continuity and uniform continuity, sequences, and series of functions. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

MATH 451 Complex Analysis

Prerequisite, MATH 450. Rigorous treatment of basic complex analysis: complex numbers, analytic functions, Cauchy integral theory and its consequences, power series, residue calculus harmonic functions, and conformal mapping. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

MATH 454 Numerical Analysis

Prerequisite, MATH 211. Students study and come to understand the basic algorithms of numerical computation as used in approximation, numerical integration and differentiation, solution of equations, and solution of differential equations. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

MATH 460 Modern Algebra

Prerequisite, MATH 380. Concepts from group theory are extended to cover rings, integral domains, fields, vector spaces, and Galois theory, with applications to geometry, algebraic coding theory, and solvability of polynomials by radicals. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

MATH 464 Game Theory

(Same as ECON 464.)

MATH 481 Economic Systems Design I: Principles and Experiments

(Same as ECON 481.)

MATH 490 Independent Internship

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. P/NP. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–6 credits.

MATH 491 Student-Faculty Research/Creative Activity

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Students engage in independent, faculty-mentored scholarly research/creative activity in their discipline which develops fundamentally novel knowledge, content, and/or data. Topics or projects are chosen after discussions between student and instructor who agree upon objective and scope. P/NP or letter grade option with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

MATH 499 Individual Study

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–6 credits.

Course Descriptions – Physics

PHYS 101 General Physics I

Prerequisite, MATH 110. Corequisite, PHYS 101L. Students study mechanics, wave motion, and heat. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

PHYS 101L Lab-General Physics I

Prerequisite, MATH 110. Corequisite, PHYS 101. This is the lab component for PHYS 101. Students study mechanics, wave motion, and heat. (Offered fall semester.) 1 credits.

PHYS 102 General Physics II

Prerequisites, PHYS 101, MATH 111. Corequisite, PHYS 102L. Students study electricity, magnetism, light, introduction to atomic structure. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

PHYS 102L Lab-General Physics II

Prerequisites, PHYS 101, MATH 111. Corequisite, PHYS 102. This is the lab component for PHYS 102. (Offered spring semester.) 1 credits.

PHYS 107 General Physics for the Life Sciences I

Prerequisite, MATH 110. Corequisite, PHYS 107L. Students study mechanics and thermodynamics. Students will learn how physics principles apply to the workings of living organisms and standard diagnostic tools used in life science. This course is intended to fill the physics requirement for life science majors and pre-medical preparation. Lecture, laboratory. (Offered fall semester.) 4 credits.

PHYS 107L Lab-General Physics for the Life Sciences I

Prerequisite, MATH 110. Corequisite, PHYS 107L. Laboratory for PHYS 107. (Offered fall semester.) 0 credits.

PHYS 108 General Physics for the Life Sciences II

Prerequisite, MATH 111. Corequisite, PHYS 108L. Students study electricity and magnetism, optics, and atomic physics. Students will learn how physics principles apply to the workings of living organisms and standard diagnostic tools used in life science. This course is intended to fill the physics requirement for life science majors and premedical preparation. Lecture, laboratory. (Offered spring semester.) 4 credits.

PHYS 108L Lab-General Physics for the Life Sciences II

Prerequisite, MATH 111. Corequisite, PHYS 108. Laboratory for PHYS 108. (Offered spring semester.) 0 credits.

PHYS 117 The Beauty of Physics

This course focuses on how physics describes and explains real life phenomena in an intuitive way with little mathematics. It emphasizes understanding ideas as the foundation of modern science for non-scientists. The course will also discuss the relationship of physics to the arts and creative processes and science fiction. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

PHYS 145 Introduction to Applications in Computational Science

Computational science is an emerging field of the sciences, computer science, and mathematics. This course is to provide the fundamentals of computational science, and introduce a variety of scientific applications. We will examine how scientific investigations involve computing in basic sciences such as physics, chemistry, global change, medicine and particularly biosciences. The student will be offered examples of computer simulations and data analysis. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

PHYS 201 General Physics III

Prerequisite, PHYS 102. Corequisite PHYS 201L. Students study thermodynamics and waves, including an exploration into the fields of physics that stem from the study of waves, such as quantum mechanics, atomic physics and nuclear physics, where here is no longer a distinction between particles and waves. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

PHYS 201L General Physics III Lab

Prerequisites, PHYS 102, 102L. Corequisite, PHYS 201. This laboratory class will consist of experiments in geometric and physical optics, using lasers, lenses, curved and flat mirrors, prisms, polarizers, and filters, to study properties of light, real and virtual images, aperture and depth of filed, light spectrum, and reflection, refraction, interference and diffraction. (Offered fall semester.) 1 credit.

PHYS 202 Modern Physics

Prerequisites, PHYS 201, MATH 210, or consent of instructor. An introduction, based upon landmark experiments, to the major developments in physics of the early 20th century. Topics to be covered include special relativity, relativistic energy and momentum, de Broglie waves, Schrodinger's equation, spatial quantum numbers, spin-orbit interaction, atomic spectra, uncertainty principle, exclusion principle, Zeeman effect, binding, nuclear reactions. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

PHYS 207 General Physics for the Life Sciences III

Prerequisites, MATH 111, and PHYS 101, or 107. Fluids, Oscillations, Waves, Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory of Gases, Optics (Geometric optics, Images, Interference, Diffraction), introduction to atomic and nuclear physics. Students will learn how these physics principles apply to the workings of living organisms and standard diagnostic tools used in the life sciences. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

PHYS 227 Foundations of Scientific Computation

Prerequisites, CPSC 230, 231. This course will provide foundations and conceptions on scientific computation. It emphasizes the role of computation as a fundamental tool of discovery in the department of science and will cover some of the methods, techniques, and tools used in the field. This course provides an overview of computer hardware, software, and numerical methods that are useful on scientific workstations and supercomputers. Topics include high-performance computer architectures, software tools and packages, characteristics of commonly used numerical methods, graphical presentation of results, and performance analysis and improvement. Several individual programming assignments will be completed in this course, as well as exams. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

PHYS 229 Experimental Course

May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

PHYS 250 Mathematical Methods in Physics

Prerequisites, PHYS 201, MATH 210. MATH 211 recommended. The course introduces students to mathematics used in contemporary physics. Numerous applications from classical mechanics, electrodynamics, and quantum mechanics are included as demonstrations of mathematical techniques. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

PHYS 320 Mechanics I

Prerequisites, PHYS 101, MATH 210, 211. Students expand the skills they learned in General Physics I. They increase their understanding and problem solving skills in advanced classical mechanics. Computational methods are emphasized. Student who have taken MATH 350 previously will find it very useful. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

PHYS 321 Mechanics II

Prerequisite, PHYS 320. Students will learn nonlinear dynamics and chaos, Hamiltonian mechanics, collision theory, special relativity, and continuum mechanics. Problem solving and physical reasoning skills will be emphasized. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

PHYS 326 Astronomy and Cosmology

Prerequisites, PHYS 101, 102. Introduction to modern astronomy, astronomical observations including from space observations and associated theory. The course emphasizes astrophysical processes, birth and death of stars, stellar evolution, formation of elements; planetary systems, star clusters, the Milky Way galaxy. The student will learn forefront topics of modern astronomy, including binary stars, compact galactic sources, white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes. High energy observations and theories of accreting sources. Finally, the student will learn topics of modern cosmology, the expansion of the universe, active galaxies and the future of the universe. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

PHYS 330 Digital Logic Design I

(Same as CPSC 330.)

PHYS 330L Lab - Digital Logic Design I

(Same as CPSC 330L.)

PHYS 370 Special Topics in Physics

Prerequisite, PHYS 202, or consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit (Offered as needed.) ½–3 credits.

PHYS 405 Seminar in Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Prerequisites, junior standing, PHYS 202 (with a grade of C or higher). Students examine a current issue in physics from a variety of different disciplinary perspectives. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

PHYS 421 Electricity and Magnetism I

Prerequisites, PHYS 102, 250. Students study advanced topics in electricity and magnetism. These include boundary value problems, mutual generation of electromagnetic fields, electromagnetic radiation, and the relation between special relativity and electromagnetism. Computational methods are emphasized. Lecture. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

PHYS 422 Electricity and Magnetism II

Prerequisites, PHYS 250, 421. The course introduces students to advanced topics in electricity and magnetism: conservation laws, electromagnetic waves, gauge symmetry, radiation, relativistic electrodynamics. The emphasis is placed on precise mathematical formulation of physical laws and development of computational techniques essential in applications. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

PHYS 429 Experimental Course

May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

PHYS 430 Thermodynamics

Prerequisite, PHYS 202. Students study the fundamentals of thermal physics, and the elegant regularities that emerge in systems of many particles. Computational methods are emphasized. Lecture. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

PHYS 431 Statistical Physics

Prerequisites, MATH 350, PHYS 430. The course emphasizes that the combination of microscopic concepts with some statistical postulates leads readily to conclusions on a purely macroscopic level. First, basic probability concepts introduced and statistical methods used throughout all of physics. Statistical ideas are then applied to systems of particles in equilibrium to enhance an understanding of the basic notions of statistical mechanics, from which derive the purely macroscopic general statements of thermodynamics. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

PHYS 451 Quantum Mechanics

Prerequisites, PHYS 202, 250. Students study the fundamentals of quantum mechanics, its historical development, and its application. Computational methods are emphasized. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

PHYS 452 Quantum Mechanics II

Prerequisite, PHYS 451. Students will study advanced quantum mechanics, its applications and an introduction to quantum information science including quantum computing and communication. Topics include time-independent and time-dependent perturbation theory, the variational principle, the adiabatic approximation, the WKB approximation, quantum information science, quantum teleportation, quantum computing and quantum paradoxes. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

PHYS 491 Student-Faculty Research/Creative Activity

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Students engage in independent, faculty-mentored scholarly research/creative activity in their discipline which develops fundamentally novel knowledge, content, and/or data. Topics or projects are chosen after discussions between student and instructor who agree upon objective and scope. P/NP or letter grade option with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

PHYS 498 Senior Capstone Research and Seminar

Prerequisites, PHYS 320, 421. Interdisciplinary exploration of physics and computational science. Students will identify an issue and work together to produce a proposed solution by the end of the semester. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

PHYS 499 Individual Study

Prerequisites, consent of instructor, approval of petition. Supervised individual study in selected areas of physics. Maybe repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

Course Descriptions – Science

SCI 329 Experimental Course

May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 0–3 credits.

Course Descriptions – Software Engineering

SE 300 Software Requirements and Testing

Prerequisite, CPSC 231. Students are introduced to the tools and techniques used to elicit, capture, and test software requirements from the perspective of delivering a working software system. In addition to covering standard terminology for software requirements specifications, this course gives an in-depth treatment of formal testing techniques used to ensure software quality and requirement satisfaction. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

SE 310 Software Design

Prerequisite, SE 300. Students gain hands-on experience designing software from a formal set of functional and non-functional software requirements. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

SE 320 Software Engineering I

Prerequisites, CPSC 350, SE 310. Students apply their theoretical knowledge of the software development lifecycle to a year-long project spanning all facets of the requirements, design, implementation, test, and maintenance processes. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

SE 330 Software Engineering II

Prerequisites, CPSC 350, SE 320. Students will be introduced to software project management concepts such as cost and schedule management, defect tracking, staff rotation, and supporting multiple software releases. This course focuses on the implementation and test of a large software system, culminating in formal acceptance testing and delivery to the customer. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

SE 410 Software Process and Management

Prerequisite, SE 330. Students are exposed to key concepts in software project management such as technical performance metrics, cost estimation, schedule tracking, and tailoring formal software processes to fit individual project requirements. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

SE 420 Formal Methods in Software Engineering

Prerequisite, SE 410. A survey in formal methods in software engineering, including topics such as verification techniques, software mining, and specification languages. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

SE 480 Software Engineering Seminar

Prerequisite, SE 300. Students are exposed to the latest trends and techniques in software engineering through a weekly seminar series consisting of invited lectures from industry and academia. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1 credit.

SE 498 Software Engineering Capstone Project

Prerequisite, SE 330. Students complete an in-depth, individual, software engineering project in conjunction with a faculty advisor and an industry partner. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.