College of Science – Spring 2017 Courses

The following courses are offered in the College of Science during Spring 2017. View all courses offered over the past 5 years.

  • BSC 104 - Introduction to Biology
    Fundamentals of biology with emphasis on the unity of life, energetics, genetics and the world of living things. Intended for non-science majors. 3 lec-2 lab.
  • BSC 105 - Human Biology
    Fundamentals of biological human structure, function, and interactions with the environment. Intended for non-science majors. Does not count for health professions credit. 3 lec-2 lab.
  • BSC 120 - Principles of Biology
    Study of basic biological principles common to all organisms through lecture and laboratory activities. Intended for science majors and pre-professional students. 3 lec-2 lab.
  • BSC 121 - Principles of Biology
    A continuation of the study of basic biological principles common to all organisms. Intended for science majors and pre-professional students. 3 lec-2 lab.
  • BSC 227 - Human Anatomy
    Principles of gross and microscopic anatomy of human body systems and their development. Provides preparation for degrees in health professions. Does not count towards a major in Biological Science. 3 lec-2 lab (ACT composite 19 or higher or 12 hrs. college credit, 100 level or above with minimum GPA of 2.3)
  • BSC 228 - Human Physiology
    Fundamentals of normal human physiology, from cells to systems. Provides the scientific background for understanding pathophysiology and preparation for degrees in health professions. Does not count toward a major in Biological Science. 3 lec-3 lab (PR: BSC 227 with grade C or better)
  • BSC 250 - Microbiol and Human Disease
    Introduction to microbiology with emphasis on the role of microorganisms in the disease process.
  • BSC 301 - Vertebrate Embryology
    Vertebrate development based chiefly on frog, chick and pig embryos. 2 lec-4 lab.
  • BSC 302 - Principles of Microbiology
    Basic microbiological techniques, fundamental principles of microbial action, physiological processes, immunology , serology disease process. 2 lec-4 lab.
  • BSC 304 - Microbiology Lab
    A laboratory course emphasizing basic microbiological techniques including preparation of culture media, gram staining, isolation and identification of bacteria from diverse environments, and evaluation of antiseptics and disinfectants.
  • BSC 310 - Comp Vertebrate Anatomy
  • BSC 320 - Principles of Ecology
    A fundamental approach to the basic principles underlying the interrelationships of organisms with their biotic and abiotic environments. A variety of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems will be studied in the field and in the laboratory. 3 lec-3 lab.
  • BSC 322 - Principles Cell Biology
    A fundamental approach to the princples of cell biology covering general cellular structure and function, organelles, intercellular interactions, molecular inter- actions, and modern cellular and molecular methods. 3 lec-3 lab.
  • BSC 324 - Principles of Genetics
    The fundamental principles and mechanisms of inheritance. 3 lec-4 lab.
  • BSC 408 - Ornithology
    An introduction to avian biology: identification, distribu- tion, migration, and breeding activities of birds. 2 lec-4 lab.
  • BSC 411 - Dgtl Image Proc/GIS Model
    A study of image processing/geographic information/spatial analysis systems, concurrent and parallel image processing 3-D modeling scenarios utilizing geophysical data for computer simulation modeling.
  • BSC 413 - Prin of Organic Evolution
    Facts and possible mechanisms underlying the unity and diversity of life with emphasis on Neo-Darwinian concepts of the role of species in evolutionary phenomena.
  • BSC 417 - Biostatistics
    Statistical skills for biological/biomedical research, with emphasis on applications. Experimental design/survey sampling, estimation/hypothesis testing procedures, regression, ANOVA, multiple comparisions. Implementation using statistical software such as SAS, BMDP. Pre: Permission (consistent with MTH 518 description)
  • BSC 420 - Plant Physiology
    Experimental study of plant life processes to include applicable biophysical and biochemical principles. 2 lec-4 lab.
  • BSC 422 - Animal Physiology
    Physiological principles operating in cells, organs, and systems of animals, with a focus on vertebrate, including human, function. 3 lec-3 lab (PR: BSC 322, CHM 355, MTH 140 or 132 or 229; or permission)
  • BSC 424 - Animal Parasitology
    Morphology, life histories, classification, and host relationships of common parasites. 2 lec-4 lab.
  • BSC 425 - Systematics
    Biosystematics is a unifying discipline that combines taxonomy (collecting, describing and naming organisms), phylogenetics (evolutionary relationships among species), and classification (organization of taxa into groups which ultimately reflect evolutionary relationship).
  • BSC 428 - Neuroscience
    The fundamentals of cellular and systems neuroscience, with application towards understanding current research and biomedical problems.
  • BSC 430 - Plant Ecology
    The study of plants and their interactions with their environment at different levels of ecological organization: individuals, populations, communities, and ecosystems. Emphasis on quantitative analysis of ecological data.
  • BSC 438 - Emerging Infect Diseases
    Introduces students to infectious diseases that are either newly emergent or have returned to prominence within the last decade.
  • BSC 456 - Genes and Development
    Focuses on mechanisms of complex organismal development including cell specification, morphogenesis, and induction. Genetic manipulations of the model organism Drosophilia will illustrate current information.
  • BSC 480 - SpTp: Human Genetics
  • BSC 491 - Capstone Experience
    An independent study involving a research project or intern- ship. Must be approved by Biological Science Faculty.
  • BSC 508 - Ornithology
    An introduction to avian biology: Identification, distribution, migration and breeding activities of birds. 2 lec-4 lab.
  • BSC 511 - Dgtl Image Proc/GIS Model
    A study of image processing/geographic information/spatial analysis systems, concurrent and parallel image processing 3-D modeling scenarios utilizing geophysical data for computer simulation modeling.
  • BSC 513 - Prin of Organic Evolution
    The facts and possible mechanisms underlying the unity and diversity of life with emphasis on Neo-Darwiniam concepts of the role of species in evolutionary phenomena.
  • BSC 517 - Biostatistics
    Statistical skills for biological/biomedical research, with emphasis on applications.Experimental design/survey sampling, estimation/hypothesis testing procedures, regression, AVONA, multiple comparisons. Implementation using statistical software such as SAS, BMDP. Permission (consistent with MTH 518 description)
  • BSC 520 - Plant Physiology
    Experimental study of plant life processes to include applicable biophysical and biochemical principles. 2 lec-4 lab.
  • BSC 522 - Animal Physiology
    Physiological principles operating in cells, organs, and systems of animals, with a focus on vertebrate, including human, function.
  • BSC 524 - Animal Parasitology
    Morphology, life histories, classification, and host relationships of common parasites. 2 lec-4 lab.
  • BSC 525 - Systematics
    Biosystematics is a unifying discipline that combines taxonomy (collecting, describing, and naming organisms), phylogenetics (evolutionary relationships among species), and classification (organization of taxa into groups which ultimately reflect evolutionary relationship.
  • BSC 528 - Neuroscience
    The fundamentals of cellular and systems neuroscience, with application towards understanding current research and biomedical problems.
  • BSC 530 - Plant Ecology
    The study of plants and their interactions with their environment at different levels of ecological organization: individuals, populations, communities, and ecosystems. Emphasis on quantitative analysis of ecological data.
  • BSC 556 - Genes and Development
    An in depth study of the genetic mechanisms of complex organismal development including cell specification, induction and morphogenesis.
  • BSC 580 - SpTp:Emerg Infectious Disease
    (PR: Permission)
  • BSC 661 - Seminar I
    In depth group discussion of current biological issues.
  • BSC 662 - Seminar II
    Oral presentation of individual topics.
  • BSC 679 - Problem Report
    Preparation and completion of a written report from experimental or field research in biological sciences. (PR: permission)
  • BSC 680 - SpTp: Neuroethology
  • BSC 680 - SpTp:Using R Data Analysis
  • BSC 681 - Thesis
    By permission of adviser.
  • CHM 109 - Chemistry in the Home
    An introduction to basic concepts of chemical science as it applies to materials commonly found within the household. Students will be expected to learn to evaluate potential hazards of such materials.
  • CHM 111 - Foundations of Chemistry
    This course will introduce students to basic chemical facts and concepts. Topics will include units, dimensional analysis, nomenclature, solutions, atomic structure, and stoichiometry.
  • CHM 204 - General Chemistry II
    A continuation of chemistry 203 with emphasis on intro- ductory organic and biochemistry. 3 lec.
  • CHM 205 - General, Organic, and Biochem
    Introductory course for health professions students and non-science majors covering basic chemical principles with applications in organic chemistry and biochemistry.
  • CHM 211 - Principles of Chemistry I
    A study of the properties of materials and their inter- actions with each other. Development of theories and applications of the principles of energetics, dynamics and structure. Intended primarily for science majors and pre-professional students. 3 lec.
  • CHM 212 - Principles Chemistry II
    A continuation of chemistry 211 with emphasis on the inorganic chemistry of the representative elements and transition metals. 3 lec.
  • CHM 217 - Principles of Chem Lab I
    A laboratory course that demonstrates the application of concepts introduced in Chemistry 2ll. (CR or PR: CHM 2ll)
  • CHM 218 - Principles of Chem Lab II
    A laboratory course that demonstrates the application of concepts introduced in Chemistry 2l2. (CR or PR: CHM 2l2).
  • CHM 218H - Prin Chem Honor Lab II
    An advanced laboratory class designed for Principles of Chemistry II students. This lab will introduce students to concepts and/or techniques important to later laboratory classes and research.
  • CHM 254 - Basic Concepts Org Chem
    An intensive review of chemical principles intended to better prepare students for organic chemistry (CHM 355).
  • CHM 305 - Research Methods Chem
    A survey course concerning the use of the chemical literature with an emphasis on online computer searching and ethical issues relating to the conduct of scientific research and the relationship of science to society.
  • CHM 331 - Chemistry Seminar
    Students attend lectures presented by internal and external speakers to learn about the nature and variety of chemical research.
  • CHM 332 - Chemistry Seminar
    Students attend lectures presented by internal and external speakers to learn about the nature and variety of chemical research.
  • CHM 345 - Intro to Analytical Chem
    An introduction to basic techniques of analytical chemistry and data analysis through statistical procedures. Traditional wet and contemporary instrumental methods are covered with an emphasis on experimental care and craftsmanship.
  • CHM 355 - Organic Chemistry I
    A systematic study of organic chemistry including modern structural theory, spectroscopy, and stereochemistry; app- lication of these topics to the study of reactions and their mechanisms and applications to synthesis. 3 lec.
  • CHM 356 - Organic Chemistry II
    Continuation of Chemistry 355. 3 lec.
  • CHM 358 - Physical Chemistry II
    A systematic study of physical chemistry. Continuation of Chemistry 357. 3 lec, 2 lab (PR: CHM 357)
  • CHM 361 - Intro Organic Chm Lab
    An introduction to of experimental organic chemistry with emphasis on fundamental techniques and their application to the preparation and identification of organic compounds. 6 lab.
  • CHM 361H - Intro Honors Organic Chem Lab
    This laboratory will introduce students to advanced concepts and techniques in organic synthesis and spectroscopy. It requires students to engage in an independent synthetic project from the chemical literature.
  • CHM 366 - Intro Biochemistry Lab
    Introduction to basic biochemical laboratory techniques including chromatography, electrophonesis, and enzyme kinetics; methods for identification and characterization of biochemical systems. 4 lab.
  • CHM 390H - Honors in Chemistry
    Independent study or undergraduate research project for outstanding students.
  • CHM 401 - Research for Undergrad
    Students engage in research project in collaboration with a faculty member.
  • CHM 402 - Research for Undergrad
    Students engage in a research project in collaboration with a faculty member.
  • CHM 411 - Modern Instrument Methods
    This course investigates the theory and functional aspects of modern analytical instrumentation. Emphasis is placed on the components of instruments and the applicability of various techniques to specific analytical problems.
  • CHM 431 - Chemistry Seminar
    Students attend lectures presented by internal and external speakers to learn about the nature and variety of chemical research.
  • CHM 432 - Chemistry Seminar
    Students attend lectures presented by internal and external speakers to learn about the nature and variety of chemical research. Students also present an oral and written presentation of their capstone experience.
  • CHM 467 - Intermediate Biochemistry
    An intermediate level discussion of the biochemistry of mammalian cells.
  • CHM 480 - SpTp: Adv Organic Lab
  • CHM 481 - Special Topics
  • CHM 482 - SpTp: App of Chem Ed
  • CHM 490 - Internship
    Students engage in supervised chemical laboratory work in a professional setting.
  • CHM 491 - Capstone Experience
    Students engage in a collaborative research project with a faculty member.
  • CHM 511 - Modern Instrument Methods
    This course investigates the theory and functional aspects of modern analytical instrumentation. Emphasis is placed on the components of instruments and the applicability of various techniques to specific analytical problems.
  • CHM 567 - Intermediate Biochemistry
    A survey course including introduction to basic biochemical concepts, bioenergetics, and information transfer.
  • CHM 631 - Seminar
  • CHM 632 - Seminar
  • CHM 678 - Applied Micr in Research
    A combined lecture/lab/self-motivated research course that results in a microscopy based project to be presented by each student at an open forum (can augment thesis project).
  • CHM 679 - Problem Report
    Preparation of a comprehensive written report on a topic in Chemistry of current importance. Registration only by permission of Department.
  • CHM 682 - Research
    Credit in the course is earned by pursuing a directed original investigation in a field of chemistry. Twelve semester hours credit in research are applied toward the M.S. degree. Students may sign for one or more credit hurs per semester depending upon the time to be spent on research. A grade of PR may be reported at the close of each term or semester.
  • CHM 723 - Chemistry and Physics
    Scientific prinicples and clinical application of properties of matter, gas laws, vaporization, fluid dynamics, explosion hazards, electrical safety, acid-base balance, blood gas analysis, biochemistry in anesthesia, mechanisms of narcosis.
  • CIT 163 - Intro to Programming: C++
    Concepts of software development and maintenance using C++, including syntax of the language, loops, functions, pointers, decision structures, and file processing. Proper program desing using object-oriented programming techniques are emphasized.
  • CIT 238 - Algorithms
    Covers algorithm-design methods, algorithm performance analysis, and optimization techniques. Covers algorithm applications used in solving frequently occurring problems, such as pattern matching, data compression, searching, and sorting.
  • CIT 260 - Instrumentation
    The course introduces students to modern data gathering methods, laboratory instrumentation, and programming. Focuses range from transportation development, forensics, to environmental issues.
  • CIT 263 - Web Programming I
    Students will learn techniques for creating advanced documents and programs for the Web using HTML, DHTML, XML, JavaScript, and PHP scripting. Students will also learn how to install and maintain a Web server.
  • CIT 333 - Software Engineering II
    Second course in a two course sequence. Covers the system development life cycle: requirement analysis and specifications; design methods; system implementation and integration; testing; and reuse issues. Team project participation.
  • CIT 352 - Network Protocols and Admin
    This course provides students with knowledge of network terminology, structures, topologies, protocols, and inter-faces involving Local Area and Wide Area networks.
  • CIT 365 - Database Management
    To understand the logical and physical design of data stored and retrieved from a relationsl database. Exposure to distributed databases, database administration and structured query language will also be done.
  • CIT 410 - Electronic Commerce
    This course examines electronic commerce. Group decision making and collaborative applications through the Internet. Develop applications that retrieve and store information in distributed databases.
  • CIT 441 - Game Development II:3D
    Covers state of the art techniques for computer game design and development with an emphasis on the 3D graphics and interaction through practical, example driven approaches of game development.
  • CIT 443 - Game Development III: AI
    Advanced concepts of game development with a focus on artificial intelligence. AI techniques covered including A* path finding algorithm, rule-based reasoning, reinforcement learning, neural networks, genetic algorithm, knowledge representation.
  • CIT 446 - 3D Modeling and Animation
    Covers 3D modeling to create environments and character animation. Explores 3D forms within sculpture, architecture, animation and games. Includes development of simplifications, abstractions and hyper-realities for gaming.
  • CJ 200 - Intro to Criminal Justice
    This survey course examines the various components of the criminal justice system, including law enforcement, courts, and corrections. Students will be introduced to various criminal justice agencies and career possibilities.
  • CJ 211 - Intro to Law Enforcement
    Designed to examine the philosophical and historical background of law enforcement in the United States. Addresses constitutional limitations on law enforcement, objectives of law enforcement, and processes of law enforcement.
  • CJ 221 - Intro to Criminal Courts
    This course addresses the evolution of current functioning of the American criminal court system. Students are exposed to court administration, court procedures, and the state and federal court system.
  • CJ 231 - Intro to Corrections
    A survey of the historical development of the systems of punishment and rehabilitation. Analysis of the reasons for incarceration of offenders.
  • CJ 300 - Admin of Criminal Justice
    This course provides an analysis of the theories of organization and the administration of criminal justice agencies, including management styles, techniques of leadership, and decision-making. (Pre-Requisite: CJ 200)
  • CJ 302 - CJ Research Methods
    Logic of social research methods, survey research, methods of evaluation, sampling, and the contrast between qualitative and quantitative CJ research. (PR: CJ 200: Introduction to Criminal Justice)
  • CJ 312 - Criminal Investigation
    Investigation methodology, realtions of the detective with other police divisions; modus operandi; sources of information; surveillance, interrogation, follow-up procedures.
  • CJ 322 - Criminal Law
    History and development of criminal law, elements of a crime; parties to a crime, types of offenses.
  • CJ 323 - Criminal Procedure
    Admissibility of evidence and confessions, recent civil rights decisions, reconciling individual rights and community interest in law and order.
  • CJ 325 - Juvenile Justice
    A survey of the process--the police, the courts, and corrections--through which the juvenile delinquent passes.
  • CJ 340 - Drugs and Crime
    Examines the history and consequences of mind altering drugs, and criminal behavior as it is affected by drugs, the legal response to substance abuse, treatment and prevention of substance abuse. (PR: CJ 200: Introduction to Criminal Justice)
  • CJ 400 - Applied Ethics in CJ
    Examines ethical issues and moral dilemmas faced by criminal justice professionals. Traditional ethical theories and practices designed to foster public trust in the criminal justice system are examined and applied.
  • CJ 404 - Theoretical Criminology
    A critical analysis of the major criminological theories and their empirical foundations. Current theory and research receive greater emphasis than historical development. PR: CJ200.
  • CJ 421 - Corrections and The Law
    Review of criminal law principles and theory as related to corrections.
  • CJ 424 - Computer Crime
    Students will identify and define criminal acts committed with computers or directed toward computer systems, electronic search and seizure and electronic evidence.
  • CJ 426 - Civil Liability Issues CJ
    This course examines various theories of civil liability that relate to Criminal Justice professionals, the civil justice system, and preventing and defending civil liability claims.
  • CJ 480 - SpTp: Critical Decisions in CJ
    A study of special interest criminal justice topics under the supervision of a qualified faculty member.
  • CJ 490 - Internship
    The placement of an individual into a criminal justice ageny (police, probation, courts, jails) to observe and par- ticipate in its operation. Grading is CR/NC only.
  • CJ 492 - Senior Seminar
    Integrates theory with practice; identifies relationship between research and practice of criminal justice. Examines current and future research issues in criminal justice. Capstone course. (CR: CJ 404 or CJ 423)
  • CJ 504 - Theoretical Criminology
    A critical analysis of the major criminological theories and their empirical foundations. Current theory an research receive greater emphasis than historical development.
  • CJ 521 - Corrections and The Law
    Review of legal principles relating to convicted criminals, including plea negotiations, sentencing, post-conviction remedies, constitutional rights of inmates, and conditions of confinement.
  • CJ 524 - Computer Crime
    Students will identify and define criminal acts committed with computers or directed toward computer systems, electronic search and seizure and electronic evidence.
  • CJ 580 - SpTp: Critical Decisions in CJ
    A study of special interest criminal justice topics under the supervision of a qualified faculty member.
  • CJ 590 - Internship
    The placement of an individual into a criminal justice agency (police, probation, courts, jails) to observe and participate in its operation. Grading is CR/NC.
  • CJ 604 - Adv Theory Criminal Just
    Course is designed to provide the student already familiar with the basic concepts of criminological theory the opportunity to examine in depth a selected set of theories.
  • CJ 621 - Adv Crim Law and Procedure
    A review of contemporary legislation and court decisions relating to criminal law and procedure.
  • CJ 656 - Applied Statistics in CJ
    Principles of statistical techniques with emphasis upon their application in the Criminal Justice system. (PR: Undergraduate statistics course and permission)
  • CJ 679 - Problem Report
    The preparation of a written report on a research problem or field study in Criminal Justice. (PR: CJ 655 and Permission)
  • DFIA 261 - Intro to Linux
    An introductory course for the Linux operating system, focusing on its application in information assurance and the digital forensics.
  • DFIA 305 - Open Source Intelligence
    This course identifies and demonstrates free online resources that can aid investigators in searching the Internet for resources that can be applied to domestic and international investigations.
  • DFIA 357 - Network Penetration and Attack
    Students will explore tools and techniques used to penetrate, exploit and ex filtrate data from computers and networks.
  • DFIA 400 - Intro to Digital Forensics
    This course teaches students how information is recovered from electronic devices and the forensic techniques used to perform forensic examinations. In addition, legal issues regarding electronic data will be discussed.
  • DFIA 420 - Incident Response
    This course examines forensic and investigative aspects of a network intrusion. Topics include pre-incident preparation, developing leads, scoping an incident, forensic data collection, evidence from hosts, networks, and enterprise environments.
  • DFIA 440 - Digital Evidence
    Concepts of computer forensics, including handling digital evidence, case preparation, forensic imaging, data recovery, password cracking, e-mail analysis, and report writing. Proper usage of difference forensic tools is emphasized.
  • DFIA 454 - Network Defense
    An in-depth examination of the principles, strategies, and tools used to defend, detect, and respond to a variety of common network attacks.
  • DFIA 462 - Network Forensics
    Examination of techniques and tools used to investigate, search, collect, analze, and report on network based breaches and events.
  • GLY 100 - Geologic Hazards and Resources
    Introductory course for non-science majors focusing on (i) Earth Hazards; and mitigation, (ii) Climate change and its impacts; and (iii) Earth and Energy resources, their origin, development, and environmental impacts.
  • GLY 110 - General Geology
    A beginning level geology course which surveys elements of earth materials, processes, structures and history. Design- ed primarily for the non-science major. Prospective majors must maintain at least a B average to use Geology 110 as a prerequisite for other geology courses. 3 lec.
  • GLY 200 - Physical Geology
    An elementary but comprehensive physical geology course that deals with the earth's origin, composition, structures, tectonics and processes. Intended primarily for, but not limited to, the science major. 3 lec.
  • GLY 201 - Historical Geology
    Chronological history and development of the earth, sequence of the geologic ages and rock formations, development and evolution of life as revealed by fossils.
  • GLY 210L - Earth Materials Lab
    An introduction to laboratory methods and materials as applied to the identification, classification, recovery and uses of earth resources. 2 lab.
  • GLY 211L - Historical Geology Lab
    Reconstruction of events in earth history based on physical characteristics and arrangement of rock layers and their fossil contens. 2 hr lab (PR: 210L; CR: GLY 201)
  • GLY 313 - Structural Geology
    Analysis, classification and origin of depositional and deformational structures common to all classes of rocks; their structural history, relationships, and stresses which caused them. 3 lec-2 lab.
  • GLY 410 - Big Bend Field Excursion
    Field trip to Big Bend National Park, Texas to study the structure, stratigraphy, igneous geology, metamorphic geology, paleontology and natural history of this national park.
  • GLY 420 - Principles of Geochemistry
    Application of chemical principles to geology. Topics include cosmochemistry; distribution of elements in minerals and rocks; aqueous solutions and water-rock interaction; radiometric age dating and stable isotope geology.
  • GLY 427 - Fossil Fuels
    Origin and distribution of coal, oil and gas, and methods of exploration and reserve evaluaton. 3 lec-2 lab.
  • GLY 455 - Hydrogeology
    The properties of water, the hydrologic cycle with emphasis on surface and groundwater processes, the uses, needs and problems associated with water resources. 3 lec.
  • GLY 455L - Hydrogeology Laboratory
    A two-hour laboratory of practical hydrogeologic problem solving. For non-majors, elective.
  • GLY 491 - Capstone Experience
    An independent study involving a research project or intern- ship. Must be approved by Geology faculty. (PR: 20 hours of Geology coursework).
  • GLY 492 - Capstone Experience
    An independent study involving a research project or intern- ship. Must be approved by Geology faculty. (PR: 20 hours of Geology coursework).
  • GLY 510 - Big Bend Field Excursion
    Field trip to Big Bend National Park, Texas to study the structure, stratigraphy, igneous geology, metamorphic geology, paleontology and natural history of this national park.
  • GLY 525 - Geochemistry
    Introduction to the principles of geochemistry. The appli- cation of chemistry to the study of the earth and to geologic problems. Laboratory work includes analysis of rocks, soils, and waters.
  • GLY 527 - Fossil Fuels
    The origin and occurrence of petroleum, coal, and natural gas; the relationships of accumulations to depositional environments and structural history; methods used in exploration, evaluation and recovery. 3 lec-2 lab.
  • GLY 555 - Hydrogeology
    The properties of water, the hydrologic cycle with emphasis on surface and groundwater processes. The uses, needs and problems associated with water resources.
  • GLY 555L - Hydrogeology Laboratory
    Laboratory and field experiments studying principles and concepts of hydrology. 2 lab.
  • GLY 640 - Physical Aspects Geology
  • GLY 641 - Biological Aspect Geology
  • GLY 642 - Chemical Aspects Geology
  • GLY 681 - Thesis
  • IST 111 - Living Systems
    This course is designed to equip students to observe and create their own questions, test them, and continue the process of scientific inquiry related to living systems.
  • IST 150 - Spreadsheet and Database Prin
    Comprehensive coverage of spreadsheets and databases. Includes techniques to collect, manage, and analyze data; solve problems; and effectively communicate results for scientific research. Includes macro development and introduction to scripting.
  • IST 212 - Energy
    The course introduces the students to the properties and the interfaces of biological and physical systems with emphasis on energy concepts, production and distribution in both systems.
  • IST 220 - Connections II (CT)
    Critical thinking course that further examines the impact of science and technology on society. Themes have included disasters and globalization. Students present a lesson, analyze opposing arguments and make predictions.
  • IST 224 - Intro to Forensic Science
    The relationship between scientific process and crime solutions is explored. DNA technology, probability theory, fingerprints, blood spatter, questioned documents, crime scene investigation will be examined using laboratories and case studies.
  • IST 241 - Introduction to DNA Cloning
    Basic Molecular Genetics. Topics include DNA, RNA, and protein structure and function, microbiology, genetics, cell biology, gene regulation, molecular biology applications in agriculture, medicine, and industry. Hands-on DNA cloning lab.
  • IST 264 - Technology Foundations
    This course introduces the student to the common hardware and technology that pervades business and society as a whole. Topics include pc's, networks, software, the internet, cellular phones, etc.
  • IST 280 - SpTp: Human Dimensi In Nr
  • IST 301 - Public Service Experience
    At least 30 contact hours in a public service/volunteer experience with a group, organization or agency that offers a service to the general public. Advisor permission required.
  • IST 320 - Nature Enviro Prob
    The effects of human activity on ecological, political, economic, and cultural systems are examined. Particular attention is given to present human population growth, industrial activities, and energy availability.
  • IST 321 - Resol Environ Problems
    Students examine case studies of current environmental pro- blems and propose methods of remediation. Cultural, politi- cal, economic, as well as ecological and physiographic factors are considered.
  • IST 322 - Assess I: Terrestrial Systems
    Use of scientific procedure and current technology to characterize and quantify sensitive elements of terrestrial ecosystems and to assess human impact on these systems.
  • IST 341 - Human Genetics
    Principles, problems, and methods in human genetics. Mendelian, biochemical, medical, quantitative, and molecular genetics, cytogenetics, bioethics applied to humans. Lab includes DNA sequencing SNP genotyping. PR: IST 241 or equivalent.
  • IST 342 - Biosciences Research Meth
    Students will develop proficiency in the laboratory methods used in Biosciences. These skills prepare students for successful internships and advanced courses in biotechnology and environmental sciences. Hands-on and WebCT instruction.
  • IST 423 - GIS and Data Systems
    Course focuses on the relationships among the scientific method, data structures, and geographic images. Students relate hypothesis formation and databases through the development of ARCMap documents.
  • IST 425 - Impact Assessment Documen
    Use of current concepts in conservation biology to examine the impacts of habitat perturbations on people and species of concern.
  • IST 443 - Protein Biotechnology
    Discussion covers basics of protein structure and function, post-translational modification and transport simple immunology. Laboratories include protein quan- titation, enzyme kinetics, protein purification and dialysis protein gel electrophoresis and staining.
  • IST 444 - Bioinformatics
    Bioinformatics computer software is used to draw inferences from DNA and protein databases. Students will find pattern and meaning in genomic data through computer-aided analysis of DNA, RNA, and protein.
  • IST 454 - Network Defense
    An in-depth examination of the principles, strategies, and tools used to defend, detect, and respond to a variety of common network attacks.
  • IST 461 - Cyber Warfare
    Broad examination of this new form of conflict including the role of nation states, the challenge of attribution, potential impact on the physical world, and current government policy and doctrine.
  • IST 470 - Internship in IST
    A supervised internship in an area of Integrated Science and Technology.
  • IST 480 - SpTp: Watershed Protection
  • IST 490 - Senior Project I
    Senior Capstone Experience.
  • IST 491 - Senior Project II
    Senior Capstone Experience
  • MTH 100 - Prep for College Math A
    A mastery-based course that will prepare students for quantitative reasoning courses in their major.
  • MTH 102 - Prep for College Math B
    A mastery-based course that will prepare students for college algebra.
  • MTH 102B - Abr Prep for College Math B
    An abridged mastery-based course that will prepare students for College Algebra.
  • MTH 121 - Concepts and Applications (CT)
    Critical thinking course for non-science majors that develops quantitative reasoning skills. Topics include logical thinking, problem-solving, linear modeling, beginning statistics and probability, exponential and logarithmic models, formula use, and financial concepts.
  • MTH 121B - Concepts and Applications (CT)
    Concepts and applications of mathematics with algebra review.
  • MTH 122 - Plane Trigonometry
    Definitions of circular functions; graphs to trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities, and applications.
  • MTH 127 - College Algebra-Expanded
    A brief but careful review of the main techniques of alge- bra. Polynomials, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Graphs, equations and inequalities, sequences.
  • MTH 130 - College Algebra
    Polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic func- tions. Graphs, equations and inequalities, sequences.
  • MTH 132 - Precalculus with Sci Applica
    Functions used in calculus including polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric. Systems of equations and inequalities, conic sections, polar and parametric equations, sequences and series, Binomial Theorem.
  • MTH 140 - Applied Calculus
    A brief survey of calculus including both differentiation and integration with applications. Not to be substituted for Mathematics 131 or Mathematics 190.
  • MTH 160 - Applied Math Reasoning (CT)
    A critical thinking course in applied mathematical reasoning. Topics include logic, problem solving, linear modeling, beginning statistics and probability, exponential and logarithmic modeling, formula use.
  • MTH 220 - Discrete Structures
  • MTH 229 - Calculus/Analytic Geom I (CT)
    An introduction to calculus and analytic geometry, emphasizing critical thinking. Limits, derivatives, and integrals of the elementary functions of one variable, including transcendental functions.
  • MTH 230 - Calculus/Analytic Geom II
    A study of the conics and transcendental functions, tech- niques of integraton, improper integrals, indeterminate forms and infinite series.
  • MTH 231 - Calculus/Analytic Geom III
    Analytic geometry of two and three dimensions, partial dif- ferentiation, and multiple integrals.
  • MTH 300 - Intro to Higher Math
    A transition between elementary calculus and higher math- ematics with emphasis on techniques of proofs. (PR or CR: MTH 23l or equivalent)
  • MTH 329 - Elementary Linear Algebra
    Systems of linear equations, matrices and determinants, vector spaces, linear transformations, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, and applications.
  • MTH 331 - Linear Algebra
  • MTH 335 - Ordinary Diff Equations
    A study of differential equations, their solutions, and applications to physical systems, emphasizing closed-form solving methods. Laplace transforms, orthogonal functions, approximation and numerical methods with applications. (PR: C or better in MTH 231 and REC: MTH 331 or MTH 329)
  • MTH 404 - Math Methods and Materials
    Content and content-specific pedagogy for secondary mathematics education majors.
  • MTH 405 - History of Mathematics
    A study of the history of mathematics from the time of the ancient Greeks to the end of the nineteenth century.
  • MTH 416 - Advanced Differential Equation
    Differential equations are studied qualitatively. Topics include the existence and uniqueness of solutions and the behavior of solutions including stability of nonlinear systems, periodic solutions, and approximation using pertubation methods.
  • MTH 428 - Advanced Calculus II
    The number system, limits, sequences, partial different- iation with applications, maxima and minima of functions of several variables. Theory of definite integrals, multiple integrals, line and surface integrals, improper integrals, infinite series.
  • MTH 442 - Numerical Linear Algebra
    Direct an iterative methods for numerical solution of linear systems of equations. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors. rror Analysis and norms. Related topics.
  • MTH 449 - Projective Geometry
    Projective Geometry using both synthetic and algebraic methods.
  • MTH 452 - Modern Algebra II
  • MTH 480 - Special Topics
  • MTH 480 - SpTp: Practical Mathematics
  • MTH 490 - Internship in Mathematics
    A supervised internship in an area of mathematics, applied mathematics, or statistics. By permission only.
  • MTH 491 - Senior Seminar
    Capstone experience in reading, doing, writing and speaking mathematics. Students will explore topics related to a theme chosen by the instructor. (PR: MTH 301).
  • MTH 528 - Advanced Calculus II
    The number system, limits, sequences, parital differentia- tion with applications, maxima and minima of functions of several variables. Theory of definite integrals, multiple integrals, line and surface integrals, infinite series.
  • MTH 549 - Projective Geometry
    Projective geometry using both synthetic and algebraic methods.
  • MTH 552 - Modern Algebra II
    Structure of the abstract mathematical systems; groups, rings, fields, with illustrations and application from Number Theory.
  • MTH 580 - Special Topics
    Courses on special topics not listed among the current course offerings.
  • MTH 589 - Graduate Mathematics Seminar
    A seminar on topics relevant to graduate students in mathematics, including college-level teaching, conducting research, professional ethics, and mathematics careers. THis course does not satisfy any degree requirements.
  • MTH 616 - Advanced Differential Equ
  • MTH 640 - Complex Variables I
    A study of algebra, topology, and geometry of the complex plane; holomorphic functions; conformal mapping; analytic functions and analytic continuation; complex integration; representation theorems; convergence theorems and related topics.
  • MTH 642 - Numerical Linear Algebra
  • MTH 681 - Thesis
  • MTH 690 - SpTp: Adv Distribution Funct
    Courses on special topics not listed among the current course offerings. (PR: Permission of Instructor)
  • NRRM 200 - Analytical Methods: Statistics
    Students develop an understanding of statistical reasoning through the use of software to generate, summarize, and draw conclusions from data. Course enhances statistical technique dexterity through analysis of applied problems.
  • PHY 101 - Conceptual Physics
    Introduces nonscience majors to applications of physics in life. Emphasises conceptual understanding of basic prin- ciples in classical and modern physics. Recommended for science students with no high school physics. (PR: MTH 120, 121 or MTH 123).
  • PHY 101L - Conceptual Physics Lab
    Conceptual Physics Laboratory. A laboratory course designed to include the principles and applications of physics that are introduced in Physics 101. (CR: PHY 101) 2 lab.
  • PHY 201 - College Physics I
    First half of an introduction to physics for life-science students, using algebra and vectors by triangles: force, energy, particle dynmaics, rotation, fluids, waves, thermal phenomena.
  • PHY 202 - General Physics I Laboratory
    Laboratory to accompany PHY 201 or PHY 211, focusing on mechanics concepts and applications.
  • PHY 203 - College Physics II
    Second half of an introduction to physics for students of natural (life) sciences, using algebra and vectors by triangles: E&M fields, circuits; ray optics, interference; atoms, nuclei.
  • PHY 204 - General Physics 2 Laboratory
    Laboratory to accompany PHY 203 or PHY 213, focusing on classical E&M, circuits, and optics.
  • PHY 211 - University Physics I
    First half of an introduction to physics for students of physical science or engineering, using calculus and vectors by components: force, energy, particle dynamics, rotation, fluids, waves, thermodynamics.
  • PHY 213 - University Physics II
    Second half of an introduction to physics for students of physical science or engineering, using calculus and vectors by components: E&M fields, circuits; ray optics, interference; atoms, nuclei.
  • PHY 222 - Investigate the Universe
    A creative laboratory course designed to give students an opporutnity to work with modern research equipment, with ample time to conduct experiments and/or investigate phenomenae of their choosing.
  • PHY 302 - Electricity and Magnetism
    A study of Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic waves, radiation theory, optical phenomena, and electrodynamics. 3 lec.
  • PHY 304 - Optics
    An intermediate course in geometrical and physical optics. 3 lec.
  • PHY 308 - Thermal Physics
    An intermediate course in geometrical and physical optics. 3 lec.
  • PHY 405 - Optics Lab
  • PHY 442 - Quantum Mechanics
    A study of waves and particles, the Schroedinger and Heisenberg formulations, particles in potential fields, scattering and perturbation theories, and application to atomic and nuclear structure. 3 lec.
  • PHY 492 - Capstone
    To give a capstone experience to physics majors in their junior or senior years by applying the principles of physics to the solution of real life problems. (PR: PHY 491)
  • PHY 505 - Optics Lab
  • PHY 542 - Quantum Mechanics
    Mathematical formalism of quantum mechanics, particles in potential fields, perturbation theory and other approxima- tion methods, scattering, applications to simple systems. 3 lec.
  • PLS 301 - Intro to Outdoor Recreation
    Organization, administration and delivery of outdoor recreation activities and resources. Emphasis upon federal, state, and local government programs and areas.
  • PLS 320 - Sports and Campus Rec Mgmt
    This course will deal with the fields of recreational sports and campus recreation management. It will present the foundations of both fields, the development, implementation and trends in today's programs.
  • PLS 411 - Nat Area and Park Plan and Design
    Basic considerations in the planning and design of natural areas, parks, recreation, and sport area infrastructure, facilities and structures, including associated amenities.
  • PLS 433 - GIS/RS in Natural Resources
    Focusing on natural resource management, the course will explore techniques and procedures required for spatially explicit data analysis in park and protected area applications.
  • PLS 451 - Plan Design OHV Trails
  • PLS 453 - Op Mgt OHV Trail Systems
  • PLS 481 - SpTp: Resort Management
  • PLS 482 - SpTp: Hospitality and Tourism
  • PLS 483 - SpTp: Intercultural Leadership
  • PLS 511 - Rec Areas and Facilities
    Basic considerations in the planning and design of recreationsl and sport areas, facilities, and structures including associated amenities.
  • PLS 551 - Plan Design OHV Trails
  • PLS 553 - Op Mgt OHV Trail Systems
  • PLS 580 - SpTp: GIS/RS in Natural Resour
    Study of an advanced topic not normally covered in other courses. 3 lec.-2 lab.
  • PS 122 - PS for Teachers: Physics
    PS 122 is part of a 3 course sequence of Physical Science for K-9 Education majors. Includes 2-hr, 1 credit lab.
  • PS 325 - Dev Scientific Thought
    An introduction to the history and nature of science emphasizing the logic of scientific reasoning and progress with social and historical influences. Includes lab.
  • PS 411 - Image Processing/Modeling
    A study of image processing/geographic information and spatial analysis hardware/software systems, concurrent and parallel image processing modeling scenarios utilizing geobiophysical data for computer simulation modeling and practicum. (PR: PS 410)
  • PS 511 - Image Processing/Modeling
    A study of image processing/geographic information and spatial analysis hardware/software systems, concurrent and parallel image processing modeling scenarios utilizing geobiophysical data for computer simulation modeling and practicum. (PR: PS 510)
  • PS 660 - Independent Studies
    Advanced independent study topics to provide additional individual research and classroom/laboratory opportunities.
  • PS 681 - Thesis Research
    Credit earned by pursuing directed original research in a physical science area. A grade of PR may be reported at the close of each semester.

Subjects

* This course listing is not authoritative. It provides an example of courses offered; actual course offerings may vary. Course information, including prerequisites and co-requisites, may be incomplete or missing. Students should refer to their catalog, their academic advisor(s), and/or the COS Office of Student Services for current course information.