Biology Transfer Major - AS

Curriculum Sequence

Fall Semester I Course Title Credit
ENG-105 COMPOSITION I 3
CHM-165 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I 4
PHY-162 COLLEGE PHYSICS I 4
SDV-108 THE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE 1
SOC-110 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3
TOTAL 15
Spring Semester II Course Title Credit
ENG-106 COMPOSITION II 3
CHM-175 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II 4
SPC-112 PUBLIC SPEAKING 3
PSY-111 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3
PHY-172 COLLEGE PHYSICS II 4
TOTAL 17
Fall Semester II Course Title Credit
MAT-210 CALCULUS I 4
HIS-151 US HISTORY TO 1877 3
BIO-112 GENERAL BIOLOGY I 4
CHM-263 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 5
TOTAL 16
Spring Semester II Course Title Credit
PHI-105 INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS 3
CHM-273 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II 5
BIO-113 GENERAL BIOLOGY II 4
HUM-114 MULTICULTURAL PERSPECTIVES 3
TOTAL 15

ENG-105 - COMPOSITION I

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A study of the principles of writing. Emphasis on rhetoric, mechanics, and development of expository patterns: narration, description illustration, comparison/contrast, classification, process, and cause/effect. Required for AA and AS Degrees. Prerequisites: Meet minimum placement test score requirement.

CHM-165 - GENERAL CHEMISTRY I

Lecture: 3

Lab: 2

Credit: 4

The first semester of a traditional two-semester sequence. General Chemistry I provides an in-depth and integrated study of chemical principles, including terminology, measurements, unit conversions, atoms, elements, molecules, compounds, moles, stoichiometry, gases and gas laws, energy, electron configurations, periodicity and chemical bonding. Prerequisite: 1 year high school chemistry or CHM-122 or BIO-252

PHY-162 - COLLEGE PHYSICS I

Lecture: 3

Lab: 2

Credit: 4

This course is designed to provide a working knowledge of physics for those who need physics but do not need the rigor of a calculus-based physics course. The topics covered will include motion, force, energy, work, power, torque, linear momentum, rotational motion, angular momentum and thermodynamics. The conservation laws will be stressed. Topics in thermodynamics are covered as time permits. Solving practical problems will be a major emphasis.

SDV-108 - THE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE

Lecture: 1

Credit: 1

This course is designed to empower new students to successfully transition to college. Students will learn academic success skills, strategies for personal development and exploration, college culture and expectations, and how to access college resources and services.

SOC-110 - INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

An analysis of social organization (or the social order). This course deals with the nature of sociology as a science, the original nature of man, the socialization of the individual, the development of groups and group behavior, the nature of culture and culture patterns, the organization of institutions, the nature of social order, the organization of human stratification and examination of major social processes. Special emphasis is placed upon the American cultural patterns.

ENG-106 - COMPOSITION II

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A continuation of study of the principles of writing begun in ENG-105. Emphasis is placed on persuasive writing, critical analysis, and the MLA research paper. Time will also be spent exploring print and electronic research sources and learning effective research strategies. Required for AA and AS Degrees. Prerequisite: ENG-105 with a grade of C- or better.

CHM-175 - GENERAL CHEMISTRY II

Lecture: 3

Lab: 2

Credit: 4

The second semester of the traditional two semester sequence. General Chemistry II covers basic principles of intermolecular forces, colligative properties, reaction kinetics, chemical equilibria, acids and bases, precipitation reactions, spontaneity and electrochemistry. Prerequisite: CHM-165.

SPC-112 - PUBLIC SPEAKING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course examines both the theoretical and practical basis of speech communication, particularly public speaking. Emphasis is on speech preparation, organization, support, delivery, and audience analysis.

PSY-111 - INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A basic course in the understanding of behavior, designed to give the student a scientific background in the fundamental problems and techniques covered in the field of psychology.

PHY-172 - COLLEGE PHYSICS II

Lecture: 3

Lab: 2

Credit: 4

This course is a continuation of College Physics I. Topics to be covered include oscillations, waves, electricity, magnetism, and optics. Topics in modern physics may be covered if time permits.

MAT-210 - CALCULUS I

Lecture: 4

Credit: 4

This course includes the study of limits and continuity, derivatives and differentiation, differentials, maximum and minimum function values and techniques of graphing, applications, and an introduction to integration. Prerequisites: MAT-120 AND MAT-134 with a minimum grade of C- or meets minimum placement testing requirements.

HIS-151 - US HISTORY TO 1877

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A survey of American social, political, economic and intellectual developments from the Colonial period to 1877.

BIO-112 - GENERAL BIOLOGY I

Lecture: 3

Lab: 2

Credit: 4

First semester of Biology for majors. Intensive cellular and molecular approach to the study of biological principles with emphasis on biomolecules, cellular biology, genetics, and evolution. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHM-165.

CHM-263 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

Lecture: 4

Lab: 2

Credit: 5

Fundamental principles of organic chemistry for premedical, pre-dental, pre-pharmacy, biochemistry, medical technology, forestry, and home economics students, as well as liberal arts students who have a special interest in the sciences. These general principles are illustrated by preparation and study of typical representatives of the aliphatic and aromatic series including all common functional groups. Prerequisite: CHM-175.

PHI-105 - INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A survey of the major ethical emphases from ancient to modem times with pertinent reading in the works of representative philosophers.

CHM-273 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II

Lecture: 4

Lab: 2

Credit: 5

Continuation of Organic Chemistry 1, with advanced synthesis, instrumental analysis, and emphasis on biochemistry. Prerequisite: CHM-263.

BIO-113 - GENERAL BIOLOGY II

Lecture: 3

Lab: 2

Credit: 4

Second semester of biology for majors. Topics covered include: taxonomy and a survey of invertebrate and vertebrate organisms, fungi and plants. Prerequisite: BIO-112 with a minimum grade of C and CHM-165 with a minimum grade of C.

HUM-114 - MULTICULTURAL PERSPECTIVES

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Selected readings from the critical perspectives of race, class and gender will provide the theoretical framework for class discussions. At the same time, films and works of literature from different cultural points of view will help students reach a new understanding of their own and other cultures and will open themselves up for a multicultural understanding of society.

Christopher Bassler - Professor, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5236

Email: cbassler@scciowa.edu
BA, Simpson College
PhD, Palmer College

Shonteria Johnson - Instructor, (319) 524-3221 ext. 1991

Email: sjohnson@scciowa.edu
BS, University of Alabama
MS, University of Alabama
PhD, University of Alabama

Amber Ruskell-Lamer - Professor, (319) 524-3221 ext. 1957

Email: aruskell-lamer@scciowa.edu
BS, Western Washington University
MS, Western Illinois University

Forest Morrisett - Professor, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5237

Email: fmorrisett@scciowa.edu
BS, Arizona State University
MS, Arizona State University
PhD, University of Arizona

Joan Sharp - Professor, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5238

Email: jsharp@scciowa.edu
AS, Southeastern Community College
BS, University of Iowa
MS, Western Illinois University

Cathy Ziglar - Professor, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5224

Email: cziglar@scciowa.edu
AA, Southeastern Community College
BS, Western Illinois University
MS, Western Illinois University

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