Animal Science

Animal Science Course Descriptions

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ACC115 Introduction to Accounting

4 credits – This course presents the fundamental concepts, procedures, and applications of the accounting cycle for service and merchandising businesses. The proprietorship form of ownership is studied. Topics include the special journals, payroll accounting, and accounting for cash.

Lecture Hours: 64

ACC131 Principles of Accounting I

4 credits – This course is an introduction to basic financial accounting concepts and procedures for service and merchandising businesses. Topics included are the accounting cycle; accounting systems; financial statements; and accounting for cash, receivables, payables, inventories, plant assets; partnerships and corporations.

Lecture Hours: 64

AGA114 Principles of Agronomy

3 credits – This course presents introductory principles of plant-soil-climate relationships in crop production, plant anatomy, crop plant classification and identification, crop physiology, climate, soils, soil water, tillage and seeding, plant breeding, seed and grain quality, weeds, insects, crop diseases, crop management, harvesting and storage. Global Positioning and Geographic Information Systems in crop systems is discussed.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

Course Fee: $44.00

AGA154 Fundamentals of Soil Science

3 credits – This course presents information on soils and soil fertility, land use, soil formation, soil types, soil testing, soil physical characteristics, soil classes, primary nutrients, secondary nutrients, micro-nutrients, fertilizer materials, fertilizing, and using soil test information. The use of Global Positioning and Geographic Information Systems in recording soil data is covered.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

AGA214 Cash Grains

3 credits – This course introduces the production of Iowa's main cash crops; corn and soybeans. Units include: crop history, crop development, seed selection, fertilization, insect and weed control, harvesting, grain handling, marketing, storage, and the economic importance of each crop. New and experimental production practices are discussed for practical application.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

AGA284 Pesticide Application Certification

3 credits – This course will introduce students to the safe use of agricultural chemicals. Safety precautions and prevention of chemical exposure will be stressed when discussing types of chemicals, usage, application, equipment, and mixing. First aid and responding to chemical contamination will also be discussed. This course prepares the students for taking the Iowa Commercial Pesticide Applicators Certification Exam.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

Course Fee: $46.00

AGA376 Integrated Pest Management

3 credits – This course is designed to make application and use of some materials learned in other courses. Decision making as it deals with the total cropping plan is stressed. An individual will determine from observation weed problems, plant populations, disease problems, insect problems, and do yield checks to make recommendations for handling any problems.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

AGB101 Agricultural Economics

3 credits – This course introduces students to basic concepts in economics including various aspects of an economy-like agriculture, industry, population, food supply, government policies, and physical environmental affect on each other and the economy as a whole. Resources used in agricultural production, organization price determination, supply, demand, and profit modernization are studied.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

AGB235 Introduction to Agriculture Markets

3 credits – This course provides the student with an introduction to grain merchandising and farm marketing. It is taught from the standpoint of a country elevator; however, the same principles apply to many other aspects of the grain industry. We emphasize the elevators relationship and responsibility to its customers. The basic fundamentals of marketing are discussed along with the more advanced aspects of managing basis positions, basis trading, and managing risks. Some prior knowledge of country elevators and the futures market is useful but not required.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

AGB303 Agriculture Leadership

3 credits – This course is designed to enhance students' abilities in the area of leadership. The course includes activities that enable students to develop skills in communication, problem solving, committee work, and parliamentary procedure. Students may be involved in many local, state, and nationally organized activities.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

AGB336 Agricultural Selling

3 credits – This course presents aspects of the sales process including: selling success, types of sales questions, creating the selling climate, motivation, attitude, referral prospecting, no referral prospecting, phone sales, sales presentations and demonstrations, qualifying the prospect, overcoming objectiveness, closing twelve power closes, and sales paper work.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

AGC103 Ag Computer

3 credits – This course will introduce students to the hardware, software, word processing, database and spreadsheet programs, as well as various utility software. Applications of various agricultural management uses are covered throughout. Networks, telecommunication, Global Positioning, and Geographic Information Systems are also introduced.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

AGP333 Precision Farming Systems

3 credits – Fundamental processes of Global Positioning System (GPS) with emphasis on its application to agriculture will be covered. General technical aspects of the GPS satellites, differential correction, and hardware will be covered. The specific application of this technology in agriculture for mapping, navigation, variable rate technology (VRT), and data collection will be discussed and demonstrated on the farm laboratory.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

AGP450 Fundamentals of GIS

3 credits – Fundamental processes of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) with emphasis in its application to agriculture will be covered. File formats, database management, spatial analysis, and manipulation of data will be covered thoroughly. Comparisons of GIS and mapping software and conversions between formats will also be discussed. The lab portion will concentrate on using georeferenced data from mapping and yield monitoring to develop maps from which a VRT prescription will be synthesized.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

AGS113 Survey of the Animal Industry

3 credits – This course introduces students to the species and breeds of domestic livestock and development of an appreciation for the principles of livestock production, and issues facing product marketing. Topics include: breeds, basic management, composition, evaluation, and marketing of farm animals and animal products; including beef and dairy cattle, horses, goats, poultry, sheep and swine.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

AGS211 Issues Facing Animal Science

2 credits – This class is an overview of the factors that define contemporary ethical and scientifically based issues facing animal agriculture. Life skills development will be incorporated.

Lecture Hours: 32

AGS216 Equine Science

3 credits – This course presents the basic management and production practices for horses including nutrition, health care, facilities, reproductive management, breeding, and evaluation. The course is designed for students wanting to learn how to care for their own horse or for other owners' horses as a herdsman or in a stable.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

AGS216 Equine Science

3 credits – This course presents the basic management and production practices for horses including nutrition, health care, facilities, reproductive management, breeding, and evaluation. The course is designed for students wanting to learn how to care for their own horse or for other owners' horses as a herdsman or in a stable.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

AGS216 Equine Science

3 credits – This course presents the basic management and production practices for horses including nutrition, health care, facilities, reproductive management, breeding, and evaluation. The course is designed for students wanting to learn how to care for their own horse or for other owners' horses as a herdsman or in a stable.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

AGS218 Domestic Animal Physiology

4 credits – This course is an introduction to the functional anatomy and physiological activities governing the animal body through discussion and observation via video of the various body systems; including cells, senses, nerves, skeletal, circulatory, respiratory, digestive urinary, muscular reproductive, and endocrinology. Fundamentals of identification, prevention, and treatment of various common disease problems are discussed. This course presents a sound preventative approach to animal health and husbandry as it relates to body health, form and function.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Pre-requisites: AGS113 Survey of the Animal Industry

AGS225 Swine Science

3 credits – This course provides an understanding of the principles involved with comprehensive swine management; selection to marketing. Emphasis will be placed on business aspects, production systems, facilities, health, record systems, and analysis. Field trips and guest speakers will be included. Hands-on training will be included through the swine-teaching herd.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

AGS225 Swine Science

3 credits – This course provides an understanding of the principles involved with comprehensive swine management; selection to marketing. Emphasis will be placed on business aspects, production systems, facilities, health, record systems, and analysis. Field trips and guest speakers will be included. Hands-on training will be included through the swine-teaching herd.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

AGS225 Swine Science

3 credits – This course provides an understanding of the principles involved with comprehensive swine management; selection to marketing. Emphasis will be placed on business aspects, production systems, facilities, health, record systems, and analysis. Field trips and guest speakers will be included. Hands-on training will be included through the swine-teaching herd.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

AGS226 Beef Cattle Science

3 credits – This course prepares students to integrate production principles. Management principles involved with comprehensive beef cattle production will be emphasized. Topics include an overview of the industry, budgeting, record analysis, principles of bull management, cow and heifer management practices, preconditioning programs, feedlot management, and marketing. Students learn through hands-on experience working with the school teaching herd, field trips, and guest speakers.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

AGS226 Beef Cattle Science

3 credits – This course prepares students to integrate production principles. Management principles involved with comprehensive beef cattle production will be emphasized. Topics include an overview of the industry, budgeting, record analysis, principles of bull management, cow and heifer management practices, preconditioning programs, feedlot management, and marketing. Students learn through hands-on experience working with the school teaching herd, field trips, and guest speakers.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

AGS226 Beef Cattle Science

3 credits – This course prepares students to integrate production principles. Management principles involved with comprehensive beef cattle production will be emphasized. Topics include an overview of the industry, budgeting, record analysis, principles of bull management, cow and heifer management practices, preconditioning programs, feedlot management, and marketing. Students learn through hands-on experience working with the school teaching herd, field trips, and guest speakers.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

AGS272 Foods of Animal Origin

5 credits – This course is an introduction to contemporary practices and decisions necessary when managing beef, dairy, poultry, sheep, and swine through the stages of their production cycles.

Lecture Hours: 64 Lab Hours: 32

Pre-requisites: AGS113 Survey of the Animal Industry

AGS275 Food Safety and Analysis

3 credits – An introduction to food quality control/assurance and establishment of decision-making processes, looking at potential hazards in the food system along with ways to ensure safety of products. The 3 modules of this course will be 1) Food hazards 2) HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) and 3) Analysis for potential contamination.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

Course Fee: $25.00

AGS305 Livestock Evaluation

3 credits – This course develops the student's potential in livestock selection with emphasis placed on the evaluation of breeding animals as well as market animals. The course emphasizes the visual appraisal and the carcass evaluation of beef, swine, and sheep. Production records and grading and wholesale and retail cuts will be studied.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

AGS319 Animal Nutrition

3 credits – This course introduces students to the underlying principles of livestock nutrition through discussion of nutrition information, digestive systems, feedstuffs, and ration balancing. Nutritional principles, digestive systems, composition and nutritional characteristics of common feedstuffs, ration formulation and recommended feeding programs of farm animals, including beef and dairy cattle, horses, poultry, sheep and swine will be emphasized.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

AGT805 Employment Experience

5 credits – This course provides students with opportunities to gain on-the-job experience in the agriculture industry. Students will gain an understanding of qualities and skills needed for success in the agricultural field. Coordination and guidance will be provided by department instructors.

Lecture Hours: 0 Co-op Hours: 320

AGV101 Veterinary Assisting

3 credits – This is a Capstone course that will provide students the necessary skills and competencies that are needed to successfully perform the duties of a veterinary assistant. An example of topics covered will include; basic laboratory procedures, animal positioning, and surgical assistance. Staff and animal safety will also be covered.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

AGV121 Veterinary Medical Terminology

2 credits – This class focuses on reading and interpreting medical charts and records and conversing with veterinary professionals. It is designed for students to develop a working understanding of the language of veterinary medicine.

Lecture Hours: 32

AGV123 Companion Animal

3 credits – This course provides an understanding of the basic principles of Anatomy and Physiology and Health of companion animals. Additionally the course will offer insight into social behavior and relationships. Also included will be training, housebreaking and obedience.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

AGV140 Veterinary Pharmacology

3 credits – This class introduces the student to small animal pharmaceuticals. Learning is centered on the use, dosage, administration, handling, and storage of commonly used drugs used in small and large animal veterinary practices.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

Pre-requisites: AGS218 Domestic Animal Physiology

AGV154 Veterinary Reception and Administration Skills

4 credits – This class introduces the student to means necessary to establish a working relationship with clients in the veterinary field. Familiarizes students with software used in veterinary practice.

Lecture Hours: 64

Course Fee: $48.00

BIO105 Introductory Biology

4 credits – This course provides an introduction to living organisms, their diversity, structure and function, and how they maintain themselves both during their life cycle and as a species. It is designed to highlight concepts of the biological sciences for the non-biology major and satisfies the requirement for a life science course for the Associate in Arts or Science degrees. There are three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory each week.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

BIO112 General Biology I

4 credits – This lecture and laboratory course is the first of a two semester sequence designed for students with a specific interest in majoring in the biological sciences or a desire for a more comprehensive undergraduate course in the discipline. The course integrates the basic principles of general biology and focuses on their interrelationships. The major themes addressed include levels of organization, cell structure and metabolism, the genetic basis of life, evolution, diversity, and ecological relationships. Laboratory exercises are coordinated with lecture topics to enhance the student's understanding of these topics.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

BIO113 General Biology II

4 credits – This lecture and laboratory course is part of a two semester sequence designed for students with a specific interest in majoring in the biological sciences or a desire for a more comprehensive undergraduate course in the discipline. The major focus of this course is on the diversity of life forms, including microbes, protists, the fungi, plants, and animals. The course will include the study of their structure and function, evolutionary patterns, ecological relationships and, behavior. Laboratory exercises are coordinated with lecture topics to enhance the student's understanding of the lecture concepts.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

BIO151 Nutrition

3 credits – This course will introduce students to the science of nutrition. The course will examine individual nutrients; their structure and function in the human body; nutrient composition of food; and selection of food to meet nutrient needs, maintain health, and satisfaction. Students will understand and apply present day knowledge of nutrition to dietary patterns and needs of selected individuals and groups. The course is an advanced beginning course in human nutrition designed for students with a science background.

Lecture Hours: 48

BIO163 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology

4 credits – This course is an introduction to the principles of human anatomy and physiology beginning with the cellular/biochemical level of organization and progressing through a comprehensive study of organ systems emphasizing homeostasis. This is a one-term transfer level class designed for students entering allied health fields or biological sciences. To be applicable to any health career program, successful completion with a grade of "C" or better is required. Each student must enroll for one laboratory section.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Course Fee: $50.00

BIO168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab

4 credits – The first of a two-semester sequence especially designed for students pursuing careers in allied health fields as well as any student desiring an in-depth undergraduate transfer course. The course focuses on the interdependent relationships between the structure and functions of body systems and the ways these parts interact (homeostasis) to insure the survival of the organism. Major topics addressed include levels of organization, the chemistry of life, support/movement, integration/control, and coordination. Coordinated laboratory exercises focus on anatomical knowledge and physiological functions.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Pre-requisites: BIO168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I w/lab and BIO173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II w/lab with a grade of C or better

BIO185 Microbiology with lab

3 credits – This lecture-laboratory course emphasizes a survey of general topics needed by students entering careers in allied health fields as well as any student desiring a background in microbiology. The course covers aspects of microbial function, nutrition and growth, metabolism, energy procurement, medical genetics, genetic engineering, control using physical and chemical agents, host-parasitic relationships as well as beneficial roles of microorganisms. Coordinated laboratory exercises enhance and support the lecture topics.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

CHM122 Introduction to General Chemistry

4 credits – An introductory course which assumes a minimal student background in mathematics and chemistry. The course is intended to serve students in allied health programs and any student desiring an application-oriented, less theoretical approach to chemistry. The course introduces students to the practical aspects and basic concepts of chemistry including measurements, dimensional analysis, matter, energy, atoms, elements, the Periodic Chart, nuclear chemistry, chemical bonding, nomenclature, an introduction to organic chemistry, chemical quantities, formulas, gases, chemical calculations, balancing equations, solutions, acids and bases, chemical kinetics, and equilibrium. Coordinated laboratory exercises are intended to emphasize topics covered in the lecture as well as stress basic laboratory techniques.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Pre-requisites: A minimum grade of 'C' in MAT063 Elementary Algebra OR appropriate placement score.

CHM132 Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry

4 credits – This lecture-laboratory course is intended primarily to serve undergraduate health-related majors such as nursing and dental hygiene as well as the general studies students seeking an integrated background in organic and biological chemistry. Students will study topics applications from a clinical, human, or environmental perspective. Laboratory exercises are coordinated with the lecture topics.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Pre-requisites: CHM122 Introduction to General Chemistry

CHM165 General Chemistry I

4 credits – This lecture and laboratory course is the first of a two-semester sequence designed specifically for students majoring in chemistry, physics, biology, or pre-engineering. It is a mathematically rigorous course that assumes the entering student has a strong background in algebra and finite mathematics. Students will learn concepts specific chemical information that will be applied within the context of a variety of chemistry applications. Many of the applications that will be investigated highlight contemporary social and scientific issues. Through participation in course activities, each student should expect to improve her/his knowledge of chemistry and to develop improved qualitative and quantitative problem-solving skills. Hands-on experience with laboratory experiments will allow students to learn proper procedures, to gather meaningful data, and to draw logical and appropriate conclusions based on the laboratory data. Content will include chemical equations, stoichiometry, gases, thermochemistry, equilibrium, electronic structure of atoms, periodic trends, molecular bonding and structure, intermolecular forces, and nuclear chemistry.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Pre-requisites: A minimum grade of 'C' in MAT102 Intermediate Algebra Class in the past 5 years.

Other Requirements: High school Chemistry or consent of instructor

CHM175 General Chemistry II

4 credits – This lecture and laboratory course is the second of a two semester sequence designed specifically for students majoring in chemistry, physics, biology ore pre-engineering. Students will have successfully completed General Chemistry I or it's equivalent. The course focuses on chemical equilibria and their applications, thermodynamics, kinetics, and nuclear chemistry. Specific topics are outlined under the course content. Laboratory exercises are coordinated with lecture topics where possible and are intended to augment and support these topics.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Pre-requisites: CHM165 General Chemistry I

CNS121 Environmental Conservation

3 credits РThis course enables students to learn about their environment. Students study about natural ecosystems, interactions within ecosystems, ecological principles and their application, the impact our increasing population has on the environment, the importance and components of a sustainable agriculture, and the environmental issues facing today’s world.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

COM781 Written Communication in the Workplace

3 credits – This course focuses on composition and editing of curriculum-specific technical and business-related writing projects. Instruction includes formatting, information gathering, document drafting, editing, and written employment strategies.

Lecture Hours: 48

ENG105 Composition I

3 credits – This course emphasizes fluency, thesis-driven organization, the use of supporting details, and research techniques. Writing is approached as a recursive process that includes prewriting strategies, drafting, revising, and editing. The course helps students shape writing to serve readers' needs and define a sense of purpose in their writing. It also gives students strategies for reading college-level material.

Lecture Hours: 48

ENV115 Environmental Science

3 credits – This natural science course addresses the manner in which we approach our environment today and how it will affect the world we live in tomorrow. This course examines the challenges of developing sustainable energy sources, maintaining the quality of our air, water, and soil, and preserving the remaining biodiversity and habitat. As these challenges are examined, possible solutions will be evaluated.

Lecture Hours: 48

GEO131 Physical Geography

3 credits – This course is an introduction to one of the major sub-fields of geography. Physical geography is the study of how and why physical phenomena vary spatially at and near the earth's surface. The course will emphasize describing the spatial distribution of the earth's natural features, patterns of solar energy receipt, atmospheric pressure, winds, and precipitation around the earth. Introductory laboratory exercises complement the lecture.

Lecture Hours: 48

MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts

3 credits – This is a one semester liberal arts mathematics course that satisfies the minimum general education requirement for math. The course is designed to impart math skills which are helpful in everyday life as well as to expose students to areas of mathematics they may not have seen before. Topics include problem-solving skills, set theory, algebra, consumer mathematics, probability, and statistics. Other topics may be included.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: MAT063 Elementary Algebra or equivalent COMPASS score

MAT122 College Algebra

5 credits – Begins a two semester sequence to prepare students for the calculus sequence. The central theme is the concept of functions, their properties, graphs and applications. Functions studied include polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions.

Lecture Hours: 80

Pre-requisites: MAT102 Intermediate Algebra or equivalent COMPASS score

MAT128 Precalculus

4 credits – This one-semester pre-calculus course is intended for the student with a solid algebra background who intends to take calculus. It is also beneficial (but not required) for the student to have a background in trigonometry. The course will emphasize functions using an analytical, numerical, and graphical approach. The student will study linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions along with their applications.

Lecture Hours: 64

Pre-requisites: Appropriate Placement Test Scores: ACT Math Score of 25 OR Compass Score of 51-100 in the College Algebra Domain or 31-50 in the Trigonometry Domain.

Other Requirements: Successful completion (C or better) of three years of high school mathematics including two years of algebra and one year of geometry and/or trigonometry, or appropriate mathematics placement score.

MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry

3 credits – This course is the second course of a two-semester pre-calculus sequence. Topics include trigonometry and applications, vectors, analytic geometry, and polar and parametric equations.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: MAT122 College Algebra

MAT156 Statistics

3 credits – This course is a study of descriptive statistics including graphical representation, central tendency, correlation and regression, intuitive treatment of probability, and inferential statistics including hypothesis testing.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: MAT063 Elementary Algebra or appropriate placement score.

MAT210 Calculus I

4 credits – This course is the first in a calculus sequence. The course covers topics including functions and their graphs, limits, derivatives and applications of differentiation, and integrals.

Lecture Hours: 64

Pre-requisites: MAT134 Trigonometry & Analytic Geometry and three years of high school mathematics including trigonometry

MAT216 Calculus II

4 credits – This course is a continuation of MAT-210 Calculus I. The course covers topics including integration techniques related to surface areas and volumes, infinite series, conic sections, parametric equations, and polar coordinates.

Lecture Hours: 64

Pre-requisites: MAT210 Calculus I or equivalent

MAT219 Calculus III

4 credits – This course is a continuation of MAT-216 Calculus II. The course covers topics including integration and differentiation techniques related to vectors, vector-valued functions, functions of several variables, multiple integration, and vector analysis.

Lecture Hours: 64

Pre-requisites: MAT216 Calculus II or equivalent

MAT772 Applied Math

3 credits – This course is designed to present basic facts of arithmetic including whole numbers, fractions, decimals, powers, roots, English and metric measurement, ratio-proportion, percents, introduction to algebra, and introduction to geometry. Instruction includes use of scientific hand-held calculators with emphasis placed on critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Lecture Hours: 48

PHS120 Exploring Physical Science

4 credits – This course introduces the student to the concepts and processes of physics, chemistry, astronomy, and earth science. Students are presented with a general overview of theories that have an impact on their everyday lives.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Pre-requisites: A minimum grade of D- in a 100 level math course or appropriate placement scores (ACT: 24 or COMPASS Algebra: 66-100), a minimum grade of D- in RDG040 College Preparatory Reading III or appropriate placement scores (COMPASS Reading: 82 or above), and a minimum grade of D- in ENG105 Composition I or COM781 Written Communication in the Workplace.

PHS142 Principles of Astronomy

3 credits – This physical science course explores the mysteries of the universe. Through scientific reason, the course will examine the following: the history of astronomy, the planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies, the creation and fate of the universe and our place in it. This course includes amateur observation techniques.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: A minimum grade of D- in a 100 level math course or appropriate placement scores (ACT: 24 or COMPASS Algebra: 66-100), a minimum grade of D- in RDG040 College Preparatory Reading III or appropriate placement scores (COMPASS Reading: 82 or above), and a minimum grade of D- in ENG105 Composition I or COM781 Written Communication in the Workplace.

PHY172 College Physics II

4 credits – This course is the second semester continuation of General Physics I. The course studies the fundamental concepts, principles and laws of physics and their application. It covers electricity and magnetism, light and geometric optics, quantum and nuclear physics.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Pre-requisites: A minimum grade of C- in PHY162 College Physics I.

PHY212 Classical Physics I

5 credits – This course covers the fundamental concepts, principles, and laws of physics and their applications. It covers kinematics, dynamics, force, linear and rotational motion, fluids, sounds, temperature and heat. This course employs calculus-based techniques for studying physics.

Lecture Hours: 64 Lab Hours: 32

Pre-requisites: MAT216 Calculus II

PHY222 Classical Physics II

5 credits – This course is the second semester continuation of PHY-212 Classical Physics I. This is a calculus-based course that studies the fundamental concepts, principles and laws of physics, and their applications. Topics include electricity and magnetism, light and geometric optics, quantum, and nuclear physics.

Lecture Hours: 64 Lab Hours: 32

Pre-requisites: PHY212 Classical Physics I

PSY102 Human and Work Relations

3 credits – This course studies self and social behavior. Emphasis is placed on the understanding and application of social science theories and research for the development of effective interpersonal and organizational relationships.

Lecture Hours: 48

PSY111 Introduction to Psychology

3 credits – This course provides an introduction to the study of behavior with emphasis in the areas of learning, cognition, motivation, personality, behavioral disorder, therapy, and social influence. An understanding of the impact of both theoretical perspectives and experimental evidence on the formulation of the science of human behavior is also stressed. Psychological theories and principles are utilized to explain and predict behavior.

Lecture Hours: 48

SOC110 Introduction to Sociology

3 credits – This course surveys the basic principles, concepts, and research findings of social life from small groups to societies. The course examines a range of sociological explanations for the various forms of social behaviors and establishes a basis for reflection and further study in the field.

Lecture Hours: 48

SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3 credits – This course presents elements of the oral communications process with emphasis in developing public speaking skill. Students will be involved in activities that provide opportunity for the understanding and improvement of their oral communication skills.

Lecture Hours: 48

 

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