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Northwest Vista College Schedule/Catalog 2011-2012
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  Aug 15, 2020
 
Northwest Vista College Schedule/Catalog 2011-2012 
    
Northwest Vista College Schedule/Catalog 2011-2012 [Archived Catalog]

Course Descriptions


 
  
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    ACCT 2301 - Principles of Accounting I - Financial


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0301
    Accounting concepts and their application in transaction analysis and financial statement preparation; analysis of financial statements; and asset and equity accounting in proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. Introduction to cost behavior, budgeting, responsibility accounting, cost control, and product costing.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 52.0301.51 04

  
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    ACCT 2302 - Principles of Accounting II - Managerial


    Prerequisites: ACCT 2301

    Accounting concepts and their application in transaction analysis and financial statement preparation; analysis of financial statements; and asset and equity accounting in proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. Introduction to cost behavior, budgeting, responsibility accounting, cost control, and product costing.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 52.0301.51 04

  
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    ANTH 2301 - Physical Anthropology


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0302
    Students will study humanity from a biological perspective. The course will examine the following topics: the human skeleton and forensic methods, human genetics, a survey of world primates, and the fossil evidence of human evolution.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 45.0301.51 25

  
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    ANTH 2302 - Archaeology


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0301
    Introduction to methods, theories, and techniques used by archaeologists to reconstruct prehistoric and historic cultures. It will examine case studies from various archaeological sites around the world. Activities may include hands-on instruction on excavation techniques, various artifact analyses, mapping procedures, and field trips to local archaeological sites.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 45.0301.51 25

  
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    ANTH 2346 - General Anthropology


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0301
    Study of human beings, their antecedents and related primates, and their cultural behavior and institutions. Introduces the major subfields of anthropology: physical anthropology, cultural anthropology, archaeology, and linguistics.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 45.0201.51 25

  
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    ANTH 2351 - Cultural Anthropology


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0301
    Key concepts, methods and theory in the study of cultural diversity, social institutions, linguistics, and culture change among world peoples.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 45.0201.53 25

  
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    ARAB 1411 - Elementary Arabic I


    Introductory course that presents the fundamentals of the Arabic language and culture in order to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

    Semester Hours: (4-4-1)

    CIP: 16.0101.51 13

  
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    ARAB 1412 - Elementary Arabic II


    Prerequisites: ARAB 1411, or departmental approval

    Introductory course that presents the fundamentals of the Arabic language and culture in order to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. This course is a continuation of ARAB 1411

    Semester Hours: (4-4-1)

    CIP: 16.0101.51 13

  
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    ARTC 1302 - Digital Imaging I


    Digital imaging using raster image editing and/or image creation software: scanning, resolution, file formats, output devices, color systems, and image-acquisitions.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-4)

    CIP: 50.0409

  
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    ARTS 1301 - Art Appreciation


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Presents an introduction to the exploration of purposes and processes in the visual arts including evaluation of selected works.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 50.0703.51 26

  
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    ARTS 1303 - Art History I


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    Examination of painting, sculpture, architecture, and other arts from prehistoric to 14th century.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 50.0703.52 26

  
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    ARTS 1304 - Art History II


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    Examination of painting, sculpture, architecture, and other arts from Renaissance to present time.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 50.0703.52 26

  
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    ARTS 1311 - Design I (2-Dimensional)


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    Elements and principles of art using two-dimensional concepts.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-3)

    CIP: 50.0401.53 26

  
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    ARTS 1312 - Design II (3-Dimensional)


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    Elements and principles of art using three-dimensional concepts.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-3)

    CIP: 50.0401.53 26

  
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    ARTS 1316 - Drawing I


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    Investigation of drawing media and techniques including descriptive and expressive possibilities.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-3)

    CIP: 50.0705.52 26

  
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    ARTS 1317 - Drawing II


    Prerequisites: ARTS 1316

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    Investigation of drawing media and techniques including descriptive and expressive possibilities.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-3)

    CIP: 50.0705.52 26

  
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    ARTS 2311 - Design III


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    Elements and principles of art using two- and three-dimensional concepts color, or combinations thereof.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-3)

    CIP: 50.0401.53 26

  
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    ARTS 2312 - Design IV (may be 2-D, 3-D, color, or combinations thereof)


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    Elements and principles of art using two- and three-dimensional concepts color, or combinations thereof.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-3)

    CIP: 50.0401.53 26

  
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    ARTS 2316 - Painting I


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    Exploration of ideas using painting media and techniques.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-3)

    CIP: 50.0708.52 26

  
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    ARTS 2317 - Painting II


    Prerequisites: ARTS 2316

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    Continued exploration of ideas using painting media and techniques.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-3)

    CIP: 50.0708.52 26

  
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    ARTS 2323 - Drawing III


    Prerequisites: ARTS 1317

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    Basic study of the human form and conceptual aspects of drawing.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-3)

    CIP: 50.0705.53 26

  
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    ARTS 2324 - Drawing IV


    Prerequisites: ARTS 2323

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    Continuation of basic study of the human form and conceptual aspects of drawing.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-3)

    CIP: 50.0705.53 26

  
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    ARTS 2326 - Sculpture I


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    Exploration of ideas using sculpture media and techniques.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-3)

    CIP: 50.0709.51 26

  
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    ARTS 2327 - Sculpture II


    Prerequisites: ARTS 2326

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    Continued exploration of ideas using sculpture media and techniques.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-3)

    CIP: 50.0709.51 26

  
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    ARTS 2333 - Printmaking I


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    Exploration of idea using various printmaking processes.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-3)

    CIP: 50.0710.51 26

  
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    ARTS 2334 - Printmaking II


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    Continuation of exploration if ideas using various printmaking processes.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-3)

    CIP: 50.0710.51 26

  
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    ARTS 2346 - Ceramics I


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    Exploration of ideas using basic ceramic processes.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-3)

    CIP: 50.0711.51 26

  
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    ARTS 2347 - Ceramics II


    Prerequisites: ARTS 2346

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    Continued exploration of ideas using basic ceramic processes.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-3)

    CIP: 50.0711.51 26

  
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    ARTS 2348 - Digital Art I


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    Studio art courses that explore the potential of the computer hardware and software medium for their visual, conceptual, and practical uses in the visual arts.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-3)

    CIP: 50.0402.52 26

  
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    ARTS 2356 - Photography I (fine arts emphasis)


    Cross-Listed With: COMM 1318

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    Introduction to the basics of photography. Includes camera operation, techniques, knowledge of chemistry, and presentation skills. Emphasis on design, history, and contemporary trends as a means of developing an understanding of photographic aesthetics. (Cross-listed, with journalism emphasis, as COMM 1318)

    Semester Hours: (3-3-3)

    CIP: 50.0605.51 26

  
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    ARTS 2357 - Photography II (fine arts emphasis)


    Cross-Listed With: COMM 1319

    Prerequisites: ARTS 2356 or equivalent

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    Extends students’ knowledge of technique and guides them in developing personal outlooks toward specific applications of the photographic process.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-3)

    CIP: 50.0605.52 26

  
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    ARTV 1343 - Digital Sound


    Digitizing sound and incorporating it into multimedia or web titles for various delivery systems. Emphasizes compression issues, sampling, synchronizing, and resource management.

    Semester Hours: (3-1-4)

    CIP: 10.0304

  
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    ARTV 1345 - 3-D Modeling and Rendering I


    Techniques of three-dimensional (3-D) modeling utilizing industry standard software. Includes the creation and modification of 3-D geometric shapes, use of a variety of rendering techniques, camera, light sources, texture, and surface mapping.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-3)

    CIP: 10.0304

  
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    ARTV 1351 - Digital Video


    Producing and editing video and sound for multimedia or web productions. Emphasizes capture, editing, and outputting of video using a desktop digital video workstation.

    Semester Hours: (3-1-4)

    CIP: 10.0304

  
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    ARTV 1441 - 3-D Animation I


    Introduction to 3ds Max, 3D Modeling and Animation, Texturing, Lighting and Cameras. Emphasis on Storytelling and Environment Development

    Semester Hours: (4-3-2)

    CIP: 10.0304

  
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    ARTV 2335 - Portfolio Development for Animation


    Prerequisites: Instructor permission.

    Design and execution of a professional portfolio to represent the student’s skills in 3-D animation. Includes self-promotion, resumes, portfolio distribution, and interview techniques.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-3)

    CIP: 10.0304

  
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    ARTV 2341 - Advanced Digital Video


    Prerequisites: ARTV 1351

    Advanced digital video techniques for post-production. Emphasizes integration of special effects, 2-D animation and 3-D animation for film, video, CD-ROM, and the Internet. Exploration of new and emerging compression and video streaming technologies

    Semester Hours: (3-1-4)

    CIP: 10.0304

  
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    ARTV 2345 - 3-D Modeling and Rendering II


    Cross-Listed With: ARTV 2045 (CEU)

    Prerequisites: ARTC 1302 and (ARTV 1341 or ARTV 1441)

    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0301
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0301
    A studio course focused on advanced 3-D modeling and rendering techniques using industry standard software: spline modeling, patch modeling, and other organic modeling techniques; learn advanced use of camera settings, lighting, and surfacing to create detailed environments; cover advanced topics such as particle and volumetric effects, and setting up a model with weight maps, hierarchies, bones, and constraints.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-4)

    CIP: 10.0304

  
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    ARTV 2351 - 3-D Animation II


    Prerequisites: ARTV 1341 or ARTV 1441

    Development of 3D Animation and Modeling skills for lip synchronization, and facial animation. Students will explore facial muscles, facial expressions, and create models setup properly to talk using morphing keys and blend shapes sliders.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-4)

    CIP: 10.0304

  
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    ARTV 2355 - Character Rigging and Animation


    Prerequisites: ARTV 1345

    Advanced work in 3-D animation. Emphasis on character modeling, rigging and animation. Students build a character rig with joints, deformers, and scripting; model a 3D character for animation utilizing industry standard practices; and animate professional quality sequences.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-3)

    CIP: 10.0304

  
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    ASTR 1303 - Stars and Galaxies Lecture


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0302
    This course is a descriptive course in stellar, galactic, and extra-galactic astronomy intended for non-science majors. Topics include celestial coordinates, light and telescopes, stars, the Milky Way, external galaxies, cosmology, and dark matter. Visits to the Scobee Planetarium and some field trips may be held for telescopic observation of interesting phenomena.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 40.0201.51 03

  
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    ASTR 1304 - Solar System Lecture


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0302
    This course is intended for non-science majors. Topics include the origin and evolution of our solar system, including Newton’s and Kepler’s Laws, planetary atmospheres, surface processes (including impact cratering, volcanism, and plate tectonics), rings, moons, asteroids, and comets. Visits to the Scobee Planetarium and observing field trips may be held.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 40.0201.52 03

  
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    AWTT 1371 - Introduction to Water Treatment Systems


    Special Fees: $714.00
    Corequisites: AWTT 1372, AWTT 1374

    Introduction to the various sources and problems associated with raw water. Topics discussed include pretreatment, purification, distribution and water treatment safety. Students will see actual water plant operations and learn about water purification at a local level.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 15.0506

  
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    AWTT 1372 - Water Treatment Plant Equipment


    Special Fees: $714.00
    Corequisites: AWTT 1371, AWTT 1374

    This course covers basic hand tools, equipment, chemical injections, safety and troubleshooting of water treatment systems. Students will also gain an understanding of piping and instrumentation diagrams. Hands-on experience with pumps, valves, gauges and meters is provided.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-2)

    CIP: 15050600

  
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    AWTT 1373 - Pretreatment Troubleshooting


    Special Fees: $1000.00
    Prerequisites: AWTT 1375, AWTT 1376, AWTT 1377

    Corequisites: AWTT 1378, AWTT 2372

    Students learn the operation, monitoring, and troubleshooting of membrane pretreatment equipment including multimedia filters and activated carbon beds. Course topics also include prevention of scaling, fouling, and chemical attack problems in membrane units.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-2)

    CIP: 15.0506

  
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    AWTT 1374 - Conventional and Pretreatment Technologies


    Special Fees: $714.00
    Corequisites: AWTT 1371, AWTT 1372

    This course examines the technologies required to produce safe drinking water and pretreated water for advanced technology and manufacturing. Course content includes media filtration, clarification, cartridge filtration, bag filtration, membrane filtration, silt dispersants, biocides, acids, scales inhibitors, sulfite compounds, ultraviolet irradiation and softening.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-2)

    CIP: 15.0506

  
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    AWTT 1375 - Membrane Technologies I


    Special Fees: $714.00
    Prerequisites: AWTT 1374

    Corequisites: AWTT 1376, AWTT 1377

    This course provides an overview of the theory, processes and equipment used in common membrane water treatment systems. Content includes micro-filtration, ultra-filtration, electro-dialysis, electrode-ionization, nano-filtration and reverse osmosis membrane technologies. Students will also examine system design considerations and membrane integration into water treatment systems.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-2)

    CIP: 15.0506

  
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    AWTT 1376 - Membrane Technologies II


    Special Fees: $714.00
    Corequisites: AWTT 1375, AWTT 1377

    This course covers in-depth processes and equipment used in membrane water treatment systems. Content includes micro-filtration, ultra-filtration, electro-dialysis, electrode-ionization, nano-filtration and reverse osmosis membrane technologies. Students will also examine more advanced system design considerations and membrane integration into water treatment systems.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-2)

    CIP: 15.0506

  
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    AWTT 1377 - Membrane Unit Monitoring and Troubleshooting


    Special Fees: $714.00
    Corequisites: AWTT 1375, AWTT 1376

    This course introduces initial monitoring and troubleshooting skills required to effectively operate and maintain membrane-water treatment systems. Students will learn to identify when scaling, fouling, chemical attack or other problems occur. Monitoring and troubleshooting of micro-filtration, ultra-filtration, nano-filtration, reverse osmosis, and electrode-ionization units will be covered.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-2)

    CIP: 15050600

  
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    AWTT 1378 - Water Analysis and Monitoring


    Special Fees: $1000.00
    Prerequisites: AWTT 1375, AWTT 1376, AWTT 1377

    Corequisites: AWTT 1373, AWTT 2372

    This course covers standard laboratory procedures according to local, state and federal guidelines. Students will learn to perform on-stream analysis for the measurement of silica, organic compounds, ions, particles and microorganisms.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-2)

    CIP: 15.0506

  
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    AWTT 2372 - Advanced Membrane Monitoring


    Special Fees: $1000.00
    Prerequisites: AWTT 1375, AWTT 1376, AWTT 1377

    Corequisites: AWTT 1378, AWTT 1373

    This course addresses advanced troubleshooting procedures and techniques required for identifying and correcting common membrane unit problems, including probing, profiling, element replacements, element autopsies and chemical cleaning. Students will also use mathematical calculations and computer software to conduct trend analysis.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 15.0506

  
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    AWTT 2373 - Ion Exchange Technologies


    Special Fees: $1000.00
    Prerequisites: AWTT 2372

    Corequisites: AWTT 2375, AWTT 2374

    This course examines the characteristics of feed water contaminants and the fundamental principles of ion exchange water purification using ion exchange technology.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-2)

    CIP: 15.0506

  
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    AWTT 2374 - Certification Review (Capstone)


    Special Fees: $1000.00
    Corequisites: AWTT 2373, AWTT 2375

    This project-based course reviews water plant operations and safe drinking water laws in preparation for state certification exams. Student will use case studies, process flows, practice exams and problem solving workshops to synthesize previous coursework and prepare for work in municipal and industrial sectors.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 15.0506

  
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    AWTT 2375 - High Purity Technologies


    Special Fees: $1000.00
    Corequisites: AWTT 2373, AWTT 2374

    Course topics include principles and operation of post-ion exchange equipment such as ultraviolet irradiation units and final filters, as well as minimization of dead legs and disinfection of high purity water piping.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-2)

    CIP: 15.0506

  
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    BCIS 1305 - Business Computer Applications


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0301
    Computer terminology, hardware, software, operating systems, and information systems relating to the business environment. The main focus of this course is on business applications of software, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation graphics, and business-oriented utilization of the Internet.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 11.0202.54.04

  
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    BIOL 1306 - Biology for Science Majors I (Lecture)


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0302
    This introductory course includes the history and philosophy of the science of biology, basic chemistry, energetics, physical phenomena, genetics, and a brief description of the concepts of evolution, and classification of organisms.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 26.0101.51 03

  
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    BIOL 1308 - Biology for Non-Science Majors I (Lecture)


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0301
    This course includes a study of fundamental principles of living organisms including physical and chemical properties of life, organization, function, evolutionary adaptation, and classification. Concepts of physiology, genetics, ecology, and the scientific method are also included.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 26.0101.51 03

  
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    BIOL 1309 - Biology for Non-Science Majors II (Lecture)


    Prerequisites: BIOL 1308 with a grade of “C” or better.

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0301
    Fundamental principles of living organisms including physical and chemical properties of life, organization, function, evolutionary adaptation, and classification. Concepts of reproduction, ecology, and the scientific method are included. Note: This course has no laboratory portion associated with it. This course is designed for students who do not intend to major in science or education. The material covered will be at a more basic level than is usually covered in BIOL 1407.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 26.0101.51 03

  
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    BIOL 1322 - Nutrition


    Prerequisites: CHEM 1405 or (CHEM 1305 and CHEM 1105), all with a grade of “C” or better.

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0302
    Study of the chemical, physical, and sensory properties of food; nutritional quality; and food use and diet applications.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 19.0501.51 09

  
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    BIOL 1406 - Biology for Science Majors I


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0302
    This course is suitable for science majors and those students intending to pursue careers in health and allied fields. Topics include the nature, history and philosophy of science, basic chemistry, cell structure and function, genetics, evolution and classification of living organisms.

    Semester Hours: (4-3-3)

    CIP: 26.0101.51 03

  
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    BIOL 1407 - Biology for Science Majors II


    Prerequisites: BIOL 1406 with a grade of “C” or better.

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0302
    Topics include the anatomy and physiology of plants and animals as well as principles of ecology.

    Semester Hours: (4-3-3)

    CIP: 26.0101.51 03

  
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    BIOL 1409 - Biology for Non-Science Majors II


    Prerequisites: BIOL 1408 with a grade of “C” or better.

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0301
    Fundamental principles of living organisms including physical and chemical properties of life, organization, function, evolutionary adaptation, and classification. Concepts of reproduction, genetics, ecology, and the scientific method are included.

    Semester Hours: (4-3-3)

    CIP: 26.0101.51 03

  
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    BIOL 1411 - General Botany


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0302
    Recommended for science majors. The study of the structure, function and physiology of plant cells, tissues and structures. Included as an evolutionary survey and the life histories of the following groups of organisms: viruses, bacteria, algae, fungi, true mosses, ferns, gymnosperms, angiosperms, and their close relatives. Evolution, genetics, reproduction, and ecology are also discussed. Laboratory exercises will complement the lecture.

    Semester Hours: (4-3-3)

    CIP: 26.0301.51 03

  
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    BIOL 1413 - General Zoology


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0302
    Recommended for science majors. The study of the structure, function and physiology of animal cells, tissues organs, and organ systems. Included is a survey of the diversity of animal and animal-like organisms. Emphasis is placed on the classification, morphology, physiology, and ecology of all animals. The laboratory exercises will complement the lecture topics.

    Semester Hours: (4-3-3)

    CIP: 26.0701.51 03

  
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    BIOL 2289 - Academic Cooperative for the Biological Sciences


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Experience working with biologists through a cooperative agreement between the college, employer, and the student. Under the supervision of the college and employer, the student will combine classroom learning and work experience. Academic learning objectives and job-related goals will be assessed.

    Semester Hours: (2-2-0)

    CIP: 26.0101.52 03

  
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    BIOL 2306 - Environmental Biology (Lecture)


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0301
    This course is a study of human interrelationships and their interdependence with the environment. Studies will include the impact of human activities on the environment and their effect on natural and human resources. This course includes an evaluation of present and future strategies to preserve a healthy environment.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 03.0103.51 01

  
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    BIOL 2389 - Academic Cooperative for the Biological Sciences


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Experience working with biologists through a cooperative agreement between the college, employer, and the student. Under the supervision of the college and employer, the student will combine classroom learning and work experience. Academic learning objectives and job-related goals will be assessed.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 26.0101.52 03

  
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    BIOL 2401 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0301
    Recommendation: Students should take CHEM 1405 prior to enrollment in this class.
    Students study the structure and function of cells, tissues and body systems with emphasis on the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous systems including the special senses.

    Semester Hours: (4-3-3)

    CIP: 26.0707.51 03

  
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    BIOL 2402 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II


    Prerequisites: BIOL 2401 with a grade of “C” or better.

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0301
    Students study the structure and function of the endocrine, digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, genitourinary, and reproductive systems. Human growth, development and genetics are also included.

    Semester Hours: (4-3-3)

    CIP: 26.0707.51 03

  
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    BIOL 2404 - Human Anatomy and Physiology


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0301
    For non-science majors. This course includes a study of the structure and function of the human body, including the neuroendocrine, integumentary, musculoskeletal, digestive, urinary, reproductive, respiratory, and circulatory systems.

    Semester Hours: (4-3-3)

    CIP: 26.0707.51 03

  
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    BIOL 2406 - Environmental Biology (Lecture & Lab)


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0301
    This course includes a study of basic environmental relationships between human, plant and animal communities including life cycles and identification.

    Semester Hours: (4-3-3)

    CIP: 03.0103.51 01

  
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    BIOL 2416 - Genetics


    Prerequisites: (CHEM 1411 or CHEM 1412 or [CHEM 2223 and CHEM 2323] or [CHEM 2225 and CHEM 2325]) AND (BIOL 1406 or BIOL 1407 or BIOL 1411 or BIOL 1413 or BIOL 2401 or BIOL 2402 or BIOL 2421) all with a grade of “C” or better.

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0303
    Study of the principles of molecular and classical genetics and the function and transmission of hereditary material. May include population genetics and genetic engineering.

    Semester Hours: (4-3-4)

    CIP: 26.0804.51 03

  
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    BIOL 2420 - Microbiology for Allied Health Majors


    Prerequisites: (CHEM 1305 and CHEM 1105) or (CHEM 1405 or higher) with a grade of “C” or better.

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0302
    This course includes a study of the microbiology and pathology vital to the paramedical health profession, upon which infectious diseases and their prevention and nursing care depend. Special emphasis is placed on disease etiology, epidemiology and host-parasite interactions.

    Semester Hours: (4-3-4)

    CIP: 26.0503.51 03

  
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    BIOL 2421 - Microbiology for Science Majors


    Prerequisites: Any two:(CHEM 1411 or CHEM 1412 or [CHEM 2223 and CHEM 2323] or [CHEM 2225 and CHEM 2325]); AND any two: (BIOL 1406 or BIOL 1407 or BIOL 1411 or BIOL 1413 or BIOL 2401 or BIOL 2402 or BIOL 2416) all with a grade of “C” or better.

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0303
    Study of the morphology, physiology, taxonomy of representative groups of pathogenic and nonpathogenic microorganisms. Pure cultures of microorganisms grown on selected media are used in learning laboratory techniques. Includes a survey of food microbes, public health, medical microbiology and immunology.

    Semester Hours: (4-3-4)

    CIP: 26.0503.51 03

  
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    BITC 1311 - Introduction To Biotechnology


    Prerequisites: MATH 1314

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0303
    Introduction to biotechnology including career possibilities, history and applications of DNA/RNA technology, molecular biology, bioethics, and laboratory safety practices.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-3)

    CIP: 41.0101

  
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    BITC 1402 - Biotechnology Laboratory Methods and Techniques


    Prerequisites: Approval of Program Coordinator or completion of BITC 1311 with a grade of C or better.

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0303
    This course is a study of laboratory operations, management, equipment, instrumentation, quality control techniques, and laboratory safety practices and procedures. Using pH meters, mixing buffers, performing measurements, standardizing and preparing solutions, and performing separatory techniques will be covered.

    Semester Hours: (4-3-4)

    CIP: 41.0101

  
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    BITC 2411 - Biotechnology Lab Instrumentation


    Prerequisites: Approval of Program coordinator or completion of BITC 1311 with a grade of C or better

    This course covers the theory, applications, and operation of various analytical instruments, with lecture and laboratory experiences and emphasis centered on quantitative and qualitative analyses using centrifugation, electrophoresis, spectrophotometry, and chromatography.

    Semester Hours: (4-3-4)

    CIP: 41.0101

  
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    BITC 2431 - Cell Culture Techniques


    Prerequisites: Approval of Program Coordinator or completion of BITC 1311 with a grade of C or better

    This course is a study of cell culture techniques. Laboratory emphasis is on the principles and practices of initiation, cultivation, maintenance, and preservation of cell lines and their applications.

    Semester Hours: (4-3-4)

    CIP: 41.0101

  
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    BITC 2486 - Internship-Biological Technology/Technician I


    Prerequisites: Approval of Program Coordinator or completion of BITC 1311 with a grade of C or better

    This course includes an experience external to the college for a student in a specialized field involving a written agreement between the educational institution and a business or industry. Mentored and supervised by a workplace employee, the student achieves objectives that are developed and documented by the college that directly relate to specific occupational outcomes. This may be a paid or unpaid experience. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary.

    Semester Hours: (4-0-20)

    CIP: 41.0101

  
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    BUSG 1191 - Special Topics in Business, General


    Topics addressed: recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency. For the Braille Textbook Transcriber Program, this course will concentrate on small business management knowledge, skills, behaviors and attitudes.

    Semester Hours: (1-1-0)

    CIP: 52.0101

  
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    BUSG 2309 - Small Business Management


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0301
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0301
    Starting and operating a small business. Includes facts about a small business, essential management skills, how to prepare a business plan, financial needs, marketing strategies, and legal issues

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 52.0703

  
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    BUSI 1301 - Business Principles


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    Introduction to the role of business in modern society. Includes overview of business operations, analysis of the specialized fields within the business organization, and development of a business vocabulary.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 52.0101.51 04

  
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    BUSI 1307 - Personal Finance


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0301
    Personal and family accounts, budgets and budgetary control, bank accounts, charge accounts, borrowing, investing, insurance, standards of living, renting or home ownership, and wills and trust plans. NOTE: This course is not part of the business field of study and may not transfer toward a degree in business.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 19.0401.51.09

  
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    BUSI 2301 - Business Law I


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    Principles of law which form the legal framework for business activity.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 22.0101.51 24

  
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    CDEC 1313 - Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood Programs


    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0301
    A study of the fundamentals of developmentally appropriate curriculum design and implementation in early care and education programs for children.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 19.0709

  
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    CDEC 1359 - Children with Special Needs


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0301
    A survey of information regarding children with special needs including possible causes and characteristics of exceptionalities, intervention strategies, available resources, referral processes, the advocacy role, and legislative issues.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 19.0709

  
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    CDEC 2307 - Math and Science for Early Childhood


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0301
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0300
    An exploration of principles, methods, and materials for teaching children math and science concepts and process skills through discovery and play.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 19.0709

  
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    CDEC 2341 - The School Age Child


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0301
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0300
    A study of appropriate programs for the school age child (5 to 13 years), including an overview of learning development, environments, materials, and activities and teaching/guidance techniques.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 19.0709

  
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    CHEM 1104 - Chemical Calculations


    Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 1411 or CHEM 1311

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0303
    This course is a study of the mathematical applications used in chemistry. Designed for science and engineering students, it includes the development of problem-solving skills for general chemistry.

    Semester Hours: (1-0-3)

    CIP: 40.0502.52 03

  
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    CHEM 1105 - Introductory Chemistry Laboratory I


    Prerequisites: Successful completion of CHEM 1305 with a grade of “C” or higher, or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 1305

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0302
    This laboratory course, designed to accompany CHEM 1305, provides an introduction to methods and techniques of chemical experimentation, and emphasizes the study of the principles of inorganic chemistry.

    Semester Hours: (1-0-3)

    CIP: 40.0501.51 03

  
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    CHEM 1107 - Introductory Chemistry Laboratory II


    Prerequisites: Credit for CHEM 1105 or CHEM 1405 with a grade of “C” or better, and credit or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 1307.

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0302
    This laboratory course is designed to accompany CHEM 1307 with an emphasis on organic chemistry and biochemistry.

    Semester Hours: (1-0-3)

    CIP: 40.0501.51 03

  
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    CHEM 1111 - General Chemistry Laboratory I


    Prerequisites: Successful completion of CHEM 1311 with a grade”C” or higher or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 1311

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0303
    This laboratory course is designed to accompany CHEM 1311, General Chemistry I. This course provides a quantitative study of the properties of chemical compounds and chemical reactions. The course is designed for science majors.

    Semester Hours: (1-0-4)

    CIP: 40.0501.52 03

  
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    CHEM 1112 - General Chemistry Laboratory II


    Prerequisites: Credit for CHEM 1111 or CHEM 1411 with a grade of “C” or better, and credit or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 1312.

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0303
    This laboratory course involves selected laboratory experiments related to topics in CHEM 1312 and the principles and practice of separation and identification of ions.

    Semester Hours: (1-0-4)

    CIP: 40.0501.52 03

  
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    CHEM 1305 - Introductory Chemistry Lecture I


    Prerequisites: Eligibility to take MATH 0303

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0302
    Introduction to elementary inorganic chemistry and is suitable for non-science majors and students pursuing degrees in allied health and nursing. If the student’s degree plan requires a laboratory course, the student should also take CHEM 1105.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 40.0501.51 03

  
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    CHEM 1307 - Introductory Chemistry Lecture II


    Prerequisites: CHEM 1305 or CHEM 1405 with a grade of “C” or better.

    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0300
    Introduction to elementary organic chemistry and biochemistry and is suitable for non-science majors and students pursuing degrees in nursing. If a laboratory course is needed, the student should also take CHEM 1107.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 40.0501.51 03

  
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    CHEM 1311 - General Chemistry Lecture I


    Prerequisites: Successful completion of MATH 1314 or MATH 1414 with a grade “C” or better.

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0303
    This course covers the fundamental principles of inorganic chemistry: general chemical principles, fundamental laws and theories, including but not limited to modern atomic theory, chemical bonding, states of matter, solutions, stoichiometry, thermochemistry and gas laws. The course content provides a foundation for work in advanced chemistry and related sciences, and as such is aimed at science majors. This course is math-intensive (MI). The prospective student needs to have a good working knowledge of the use of scientific notation, including use of calculator, exponential and logarithmic functions, significant figures, dimensional analysis, and solving simple linear equations. If a laboratory is needed, the student should also take CHEM 1111.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 40.0501.52 03

  
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    CHEM 1312 - General Chemistry Lecture II


    Prerequisites: CHEM 1311 or CHEM 1411 with a grade of “C” or better.

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0303
    This course is a continuation of CHEM 1311 including kinetics, molecular and ionic equilibria, elementary thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and other topics. Students needing a laboratory should also enroll in CHEM 1112. This course is equivalent to the lecture portion of CHEM 1412.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 40.0501.52 03

  
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    CHEM 1405 - Introductory Chemistry I


    Prerequisites: Eligibility to take MATH 0303

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0302
    Introduction to elementary inorganic chemistry and is suitable for non-science majors and some students pursuing degrees in nursing. A laboratory is included that emphasizes inorganic chemistry.

    Semester Hours: (4-3-3)

    CIP: 40.0501.51 03

  
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    CHEM 1407 - Introductory Chemistry II


    Prerequisites: CHEM 1405 or CHEM 1305 and 1105 with a grade of “C” or better.

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0302
    Introduction to elementary organic chemistry and biochemistry and is suitable for non-science majors and some students pursuing degrees in nursing. A laboratory is included that emphasizes organic chemistry and biochemistry.

    Semester Hours: (4-3-3)

    CIP: 40.0501.51 03

  
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    CHEM 1411 - General Chemistry I


    Prerequisites: Successful completion of MATH 1314 or MATH 1414 with a grade “C” or better.

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0303
    This course covers the fundamental principles of inorganic chemistry: general chemical principles, fundamental laws and theories, including but not limited to modern atomic theory, chemical bonding, states of matter, solutions, stoichiometry, thermochemistry and gas laws. The course content provides a foundation for work in advanced chemistry and related sciences, and as such is aimed at science majors. This course is math-intensive (MI). The prospective student needs to have a good working knowledge of the use of scientific notation, including use of calculator, exponential and logarithmic functions, significant figures, dimensional analysis, and solving simple linear equations.

    Semester Hours: (4-3-4)

    CIP: 40.0501.52 03

 

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