This course has been developed for students planning on entering the Forestry, Wildlife Management or Renewable Resources programs. The main emphasis will be on Plant Biology, Evolution and Diversity, and Ecology, with the structure and function of the cell, energy production in the cell and basic genetics completing the course.
This course (formerly Biol 51) deals mainly with human aspects of biology. Some introductory cell physiology will be covered as will an introduction to genetics. The focus will then shift to human anatomy and physiology. Eight organ systems will be studied during the remainder of the course.
Chem 49 covers matter and energy, the Periodic Table, naming compounds, balancing molecular formulas and basic chemical reastions. Also introduced are organic chemistry, biochemistry and nuclear chemistry, and measurements and calculations.
Chemistry is introduced as an experimental science. Chemical symbols, nomenclature and the quantitative aspects of chemical reactions are emphasized. The fundamentals of classical atomic and molecular structure are presented. The field of organic chemistry is briefly introduced. The laboratory experiments provide oportunities to work with standard labware and apparatus to observe a variety of chemical reactions and to carry our quantative measurements.
This course covers topics similar to those in Chemistry 50 but in greater detail. Included topics are reaction kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base reactions, oxidation-reduction, gas laws and organic chemistry. The lab portion of this course demonstrates the listed topics as well as provides the student with a chance to work with a variety of chemicals in a safe and effective manor.
The course presents the basic concepts of using a computer. This class offers exposure to the hardware, terminology, and functions of the personal computer. Hands-on experience using popular software will allow exploration and a basic introduction to windows, word processing, the internet and digital photo enhancement. Guided, step-by step labs provide an opportunity to practice these new skills.
This course is designed for those who have a solid background in computing and are quite familiar with the "Windows" environment, file management, word processing, spreadsheets, email, search engines and have some experience with Html and databases.
This course requires much independent study, much like that required in a career within the computing field. Upon consultation with the instructor, the course content will be modified to meet the needs and interests of each individual student.
This course (formerly Phys 51) covers topics similar to those in Physics 50 but in greater detail and with a greater mathematical emphasis. This is a non-calculus course. It includes the topics of linear motion, Newton's laws, energy, circular motion, gravitation, heat exchange.